macOS "Legacy Software" check is a big fat random-ass liar
According to it, I have 14 random 32-bit applications on the system. Checking the list of applications tells me I have many more (some from Apple themselves).
I know of no really good reason why 32-bit software should stop being supported other than "the boss doesn't like seeing "32-bit" in a list on his computer."
Reading THERAC-25 material:
>can LF be CR?
>can right arrow be CR?
>can down arrow be CR?
>can fucking BACKSPACE be CR?
What the absolute fuck.
This is software that's supposed to control -- in a safe fashion -- a machine which shoots ionizing radiation and X rays into living people, and they're having a battle over what keys tell the computer that "they pressed RETURN; release the angry ionizing hounds".
It raises the question: can CR be CR? You know, like the operator expects it to be?
Anyone believing that "technology will fix every single problem" either is in denial about how technology also creates or exacerbates problems, or simply doesn't know what they're talking about.
Even 30 years ago, when I was at the start of my career, it was this way.
Some things never change. Tech causes or sustains problems because those problems are not "sexy" or "glamorous" to solve. It's like what happened to GNOME 2: a nearly debugged system taken out back and shot cause "it's old."
What I should have done last week while I was on vacation: finish configuring new NAS, finish services VM
What I actually did last week: faff around with SRAM that was new for 1994
Yep, that's what "vacation" is like.
Hey... I DID get the leaves cleaned up (before wind came in and immediately reversed that progress), so there is that!
Remember before about 2002 when "Black Friday" wasn't even a buzzword?
Sure, the day after Thanksgiving was still a shitshow, but at least back then, everything was CLOSED on Thanksgiving, full-stop.
Maybe I should remember when Black Friday didn't involve retail workers being made to work Thanksgiving day.
As long as being well is conditional upon payment of money, as long as that well-being is insecure due to taxes being misused for war instead of used for health care, these statistics will keep getting worse.
If a given person is no longer alive, they don't have to come up with the money. It's sad that everything is about money, but the rich have seen to it that only money matters.
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