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  • You know what also can't run Windows 11?  Macs.  (9to5Mac)

    Intel Macs run Windows 10 pretty well under Bootcamp.  But no Mac supports TPM, the security module now required by Windows 11.

    Of course all the new Arm-based Macs are restricted to only running MacOS 11.  Windows and (thus far) Linux need not apply.

  • Speaking of MacOS 11, if you want to use a corporate VPN from your shiny new Mac, you're going to have a really bad day.

    We ran into it with Array Networks (which is what our hosting provider provides, since I didn't feel like maintaining OpenVPN anymore), but also affects Cisco and OpenVPN and others.

    Windows, no problem.  Linux, no problem.  MacOS 10.x, no problem.  MacOS 11, unmitigated disaster.

    I stopped updating MacOS a couple of years ago because every single update broke critical functionality.

Anime of the day is Haibane Renmei from 2002.  This one is like Cowboy Bebop not in the style or themes, but in that you can recommend it to someone who doesn't watch anime, but when they come back and ask where they can find more shows like that...  There really aren't any.

It's the story of a group of teenage girls who run an orphanage and help out in the nearby town...  And they all have little angel wings, only grey rather than white, and little halos, only they sometimes need an assist to stay on.

I won't say any more.  Just watch this one.

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Disclaimer: I really need to find some new AMVs.

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1 "It means those developers are idiots."

Well, in fairness to the ignorant sluts who create and/or review video games, it is pretty hard to make a video game that simulates the experience of sitting in a dark room with 5 or 6 other fat, sweaty nerds, rolling dice to the demands of a pretentious high-school dropout who read The Hobbit too many times.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, June 26 2021 11:23 PM (obo9H)

2 Has Apple ever not broken VPN software in a major release? I remember it being a huge issue with Cisco's software 15+ years ago. It was always the reason we told employees not to upgrade on their own, because it usually required a server-side upgrade for the VPN servers, which triggered a round of client updates for the whole company.

My work MacBook Pro is kept up-to-date by IT, but 11.x took quite a while to qualify before they rolled it out, and they had to be extra-cautious with everyone working from home. I think we have the Palo Alto Networks appliance for our VPN, and it's been rock solid.


Posted by: J Greely at Sunday, June 27 2021 01:08 AM (ZlYZd)

3 TPM seems to be a very fancy way of saying "Dongle", only you won't get Cancelled for saying it.

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, June 27 2021 03:20 AM (Ix1l6)

4 Whether a SSI Gold Box game has aged gracefully and well depends on the game.  The original Pool of Radiance...Probably not (We are talking about a game that predated mouse support.).  Neither do Pool of Darkness or Dark Queen of Krynn (For game play reasons.).  The rest hold up pretty well.  The XXVc Buck Rogers spin-off also has the same issue - the first ages pretty well, the second probably not (Due to game play reasons.).

Posted by: cxt217 at Monday, June 28 2021 01:30 PM (4i7w0)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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