ME: so this is a RAID array
YOU: but the A in RAID is for “array” so isn’t saying “RAID array” redundant?
ME: Yes, that’s what the R is for.
Got my MacBook Pro back and I’d forgotten how slim and flat it’s supposed to be when the battery isn’t swollen — crazy that I took so long to notice something was wrong.
I still dislike the principle of gluing the battery so strongly Apple itself won’t service it without changing the whole case, but it’s hard to complain when I get a shiny new case and keyboard for the flat battery service fee.
Les gens qui vont chez le docteur : “Je vais mal, et voici en détail tous mes symptômes.”
Les gens qui vont chez le garagiste : “Ma voiture ne marche plus, voici tout ce que j’ai noté”
Les gens qui ont un souci informatique : “CA MARCHE PAS. VOILA MERCI AU REVOIR.”
I’ve had my MacBook Pro show its temperature in the menu bar for a couple of years and never saw it dip below 55°C.
Back from the Genius Bar, it’s now running at 36°C. That’s less warm than my brain.
But Swarm’s 0.25U satellites were too small for the FCC, which denied launch permission citing concerns about tracking and collision avoidance. Apparently, Swarm launched anyway. I think this would be the first unauthorized launch of commercial satellites ever.
Real-time photogrammetry with #ARKit
I really want a “tinder but for yelp” app. People keep asking me to pick dinner and brunch spots and I generally find this to be too much work and anxiety. I just want to mindlessly swipe until I find something.
My Mac detects my Watch before I try to log in and remembers that it was locked at the time, even if it isn’t now.
If I’m not wearing my Watch, it takes several seconds to realize that and display a password prompt.
How can both these things be true in the same implementation.
I’ve read conflicting info on whether the iPhone uses the battery while the cable is plugged in but, if this is true, it’s a pretty important thing to know.
“People are sick of the Federal Reserve, sick of bailouts, sick of inflation. You know what we need? Internet money with the usability of PGP and the stability of BART service”
I haven’t been able to use my Watch in five days because I’m away from home and Apple never deigned to make a portable charger that just plugs into a Lightning cable.
You can have the best password hygiene in the world, but you will one day type your password into a text message with your friends and nothing will save you.
Established scientifically with the help of a friend — by comparing verbal impressions and listening to leakage in a crowded McDonald’s — that my ears are optimally formed for AirPods and it would have been a crime not to buy them.
In completely unrelated news, my right ear is a bit sore when I have the AirPod in (from all the double-tapping to fast-forward through podcasts).
You can tell FB’s algorithm changes kicked in because all the partisan meme factories immediately switched from “like and share” to “type yes”
Emoji are a globalist conspiracy to make English speaking programmers care about Unicode.
The work that CA is accused of doing—building “psychographic profiles” based on demographics and online behavior in order to figure out how to segment and market to a vulnerable population—is a succinct description of how Facebook makes money.
Google Lens, you had one job.
Un jeu MB
I’ve added a third-party smart plug to my Philips Hue setup (to control a big, bright LED panel) and the relay’s mechanical noise really bothers me. Reminds me every time of a capacitor burning out or a hard drive crashing, and takes a lot away from the electronic magic.
The truth is Facebook not only allowed but facilitated data sweeps of your friends by shady apps since it was made.
Do you know how many co’s harvested & sold detailed profiles on you?
How many friends traded your data to play FarmVille or find out which Kardashian they are?
I love this aqua version of the WWDC 2018 graphic @deplaatjesmaker made. Serious throwback.
Mobile hardware wasn’t quite up to the task in 2009, but you could pretty easily and cheaply have a decent phone or tablet running webOS in 2018. Oh, be still, my heart.
I wasn’t enthusiastic about getting an iPhone with a white face, but it works out fine with grayscale mode — even more paper-like. Shame it doesn’t have True Tone.
Unpopular opinion: the way the media covered Hillary Clinton’s emails did much more to make Donald Trump president than anything Cambridge Analytica, or even Facebook, did. And it was less defensible on the merits.
A friend and I both recently switched to more recent iPhones and I am appalled by the amount of noise reduction in photos — it never seemed that bad to me on iPhone 6. Compounded of course, and that part’s not new, by the system app’s refusal to shoot or even display RAW images.
Pictures look awful when you zoom in. Of course that doesn’t matter if you’re just posting to your Instagram story, but then for that usage they would also look fine without any noise reduction, so what’s the point? Who benefits?
Demoing some of the handwriting gestures 😊✍️ #WindowsInsiders #WindowsInk
Have you tried using the handwriting panel in the lastest builds?
Right now Google’s rig takes thirty seconds to produce a shot but I wonder if their rumored acquisition of Lytro would enable them to make light fields in Street View. Feels like that’s got to be the goal?
Experimenting with a new Skydio Voxels mode in our Android app. I’m streaming map and segmentation data from the R1 to a Pixel 2 phone and then using shaders to render an AR overlay. Still a little rough around the edges, but it’s all running in real-time!
When you put on your AirPods for the first time in days and you’re as pleased with their sound as when you bought them
I like the AirPods’ sound so much I keep listening to them when I come home, which was never the case with my previous earbuds. (Okay, those were “only” $100—but wired.)
It’s possible we called this one wrong
I’d forgotten how painless it is to type on an iPhone that isn’t three years old. Now there’s one drawback of software keyboards we forget to talk about.
A Facebook software engineer just emailed me. It’s clear even Facebook employees don’t understand why people are surprised the company even needs to collect call history and SMS data
In 1999, I asked David Gerrold to write a “future of computing” prediction for the magazine where I was Technology Editor. Here’s what he wrote.
For all that we complain about its flaws, it’s easy to forget how much the idea of Siri was THE FUTURRRE until it became our reality #lastRT
I wish there were more ways to affect the colors of foreground vs. background but the available options are already awesome.
(Of course Apple would gate it to a new device.)