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Aaand the billion thing. I learned to be a one with 12 zeroes to the right and when going to school in the US turns out they say is a 1 with 9 zeroes to the right...what gives? My conspiracy theory is that rich people and governments don't want to say they have a thousand millions so they altered to mean a billion as an euphemism to disguise their filthy decadent ways.
Oh yes, forgot about that one... Nice conspiracy theory! 😊 I think the billion initially refers two 2 times the million zeros, hence the bi-llion, but I'm not sure. Billion, trillion, quadrillion does sound better than saying something like gigallion, terallion, petallion for example. I don't know what are the correct terms to use in that specific case but it bothers me much less than the nucular f-in thing anyways...
MacBook Air is the only Apple product I own. I have 5 USB-C devices and only 2 chargers. USB-C can reduce environment impact. Apple needs to change. They need a tech guy as CEO.
Something inconsequential bothers me: A novelist writing a series of books featuring an American, spells "curb" as "kerb". "Curb" is the U.S. spelling, "kerb" is the British spelling. That spelling seems unnatural to me, I like the way other British words are spelled, but for some reason, not this one. I wonder why the author uses that spelling. I've only noticed it in his recent novels, so I wonder if he's used the American spelling in the past, and if so, why he changed.
The new iPad Pro still includes a power adapter in the box. Only iPhone team cares about environment, but wait, they are still using Lightning instead of USB-C.
The new iMac uses a 143W power adapter. Apple couldn't reduce M1 power to 100W to charge it using USB-C PD.
Should I upgrade from Sony XZ1 Compact to Google Pixel 4a? I do it more for a bigger screen in a compact form factor.
And after this terrible year, we're still alive so gold or crypto money, is it so important ?
It's like gold. I don't own or need any.
Bitcoin is the one you know will win. Dogecoin is the one you want to win.
Watching 'the dawn wall' while programming tonight, an excellent movie on process, for those that enjoy that sort of thing. edit: it's about climbing el capitan
New blog post: about alternative search engines that use their own indexes (instead of proxying Google/Bing/Yandex): seirdy.one/2021/03...
The general failure and ultimate collapse of the Texas power grid should forever be remembered as a failure of unregulated capitalism. For the numerous failures and tragedies broadly attributed to "socialism", I think it is fair to blame this on on capitalism.