@nadnerB Wow, just your highlights here read like a long nightmare. Only government would assume they could pressure another company into doing something it doesn't want to do. Then 'cloudify' the software, as if that's any different than virtualizing it!
And as if that's any different than not virtualization it. It's really just gibberish.
@nagendra I sent a chunk of mBTC to someone I met at a bar a couple of years back. The topic of BTC had come up so I was trying to explain it to him and a few others. He went and set up a wallet so I decided to demonstrate with a small amount. Sure hope he kept access to that wallet!
HP has been around for 60+ years selling hw/sw as an OEM.
Sort of. The name has been around a long time. The company we now know of as HP has long just been an Asus reseller / rebrander. They don't design their parts, make their parts or anything. They just handle the branding, advertising and selling of bloatware space. The part of HP that was really making stuff in the compute space is HPE now, that's where the legacy of expertise in that realm went. HP is effectively a new company in many ways, and one that does extremely little of this stuff. It's processes are likely very new, it's management untested and much of its staff still figuring things out.
Even before the split, what HP did would not lead to much expertise in this particular arena of third party audio drivers.
If your excuse is that your software only supports Windows XP, then it's time to find a new vendor that supports OSs from the present decade.
Easier said than done. I know... but rather that than people dieing.
The organization I work for has some proprietary (PROM or EPROM i think) programming software (forget exactly what it is) that requires a specific processor (due to the timing/frequency of the CPU crystal) that can't run anything greater than 98.. but that computer is off the network. There are ways...
I mean I know it all sucks and it would be awesome if all the right people got all the right info and took all the right actions. but they don't and won't. So we need to push everyone that we can to do what they can. It's just what we have to work with.
Good for you Maine. Not letting anti-competitive laws pass is a great way to fight the impending loss of Net Neutrality.
Time to move to the land of lobster!
I've got family up there. It's actually a really nice state.
I spent my childhood summering there every other year. I actually really love it. My family came SO close to selling the farm and buying a diner up there on an island when I was about ten. I almost grew up in a tiny little island town.
@Kelly Baseball and Tennis... I will stick with that excuse as well. Used a trackball for well over 10 years. I am a rather large person 6'5" tall so I have large hands and my only compliant is the Logitech Trackballs have gotten smaller over the years and are now a little too small for my tastes.
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