• Apple ditched Intel, and it paid off

    From Erich B. to All on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 08:35:44
    In April 2021, CEO Tim Cook said during the company’s fiscal second-quarter earnings call that the M1 chip helped fuel the 70.1% growth in Apple’s Mac revenue. Apple launched two more M1 computers in 2021, including an all-new iMac and the new MacBook Pro with even more powerful versions of the M1 chip.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/29/apple-ditched-intel-and-it-paid-off.html

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Erich B. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 08:57:32
    In April 2021, CEO Tim Cook said during the companyΓ ╓s fiscal second-quarter earnings call that the M1 chip helped fuel the 70.1% growth in AppleΓ ╓s Mac revenue. Apple launched two more M1 computers in 2021, including an all-new iMac and the new MacBook Pro with even more powerful versions of the M1 chip. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/29/apple-ditched-intel-and-it-paid-off.html

    Ach! Wintel is a consortium more about control & monitoring than providing a good experience to the user (including end-users(L-users?), programmers, & those using the devices for work)

    Conspiracy theory? No literal 'conspiracy' as everything is done electronically these days, no shared breath(con spirus) (especially with covid, but that's another story)

    Are you the Biblitz I know locally(Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada), from the old BBSes we once had, & most recently, from my frormer Facebook account?




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  • From Erich B. to George Pope on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 20:23:44


    Ach! Wintel is a consortium more about control & monitoring than providing a good experience to the user (including end-users(L-users?), programmers, & those using the devices for work)

    Conspiracy theory? No literal 'conspiracy' as everything is done electronically these days, no shared breath(con spirus) (especially with covid, but that's another story)

    Are you the Biblitz I know locally(Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada), from the old BBSes we once had, & most recently, from my frormer Facebook account?

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)


    The first two are correct but I'm not on Facebook and it's Bublitz, George.

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Erich B. on Friday, December 31, 2021 12:32:20
    Ach! Wintel is a consortium more about control & monitoring than providing a >> good experience to the user (including end-users(L-users?), programmers, & >> those using the devices for work)
    Conspiracy theory? No literal 'conspiracy' as everything is done
    electronically these days, no shared breath(con spirus) (especially with
    covid, but that's another story)
    Are you the Biblitz I know locally(Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada), from the old >> BBSes we once had, & most recently, from my frormer Facebook account?
    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
    The first two are correct but I'm not on Facebook and it's Bublitz, George.

    My apologies for my advancing presbyopia. I am certain I used to chat with you on Gordon's board (Milky Way) or was it on another 604 board?

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    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From Erich B. to George Pope on Friday, December 31, 2021 15:19:52


    My apologies for my advancing presbyopia. I am certain I used to chat with you on Gordon's board (Milky Way) or was it on another 604 board?

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)


    Yes, it was Milky Way. Remember C'Nedra aka Susan? Gordon Lewicky was running Ezycom BBS Software. He had a Langley telephone number.

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Erich B. on Sunday, January 02, 2022 08:10:34
    Yes, it was Milky Way. Remember C'Nedra aka Susan? Gordon Lewicky was running Ezycom BBS Software. He had a Langley telephone number.


    Yup, I remember Susan, I'm still friends with her -- she got married & has a couple kids & a house out in Port Moody.

    Too bad Gordon died, else Milky Way would still be up & running all 5 dialup lines & a few telnets, I'm sure. . . :)

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From Erich B. to George Pope on Sunday, January 02, 2022 13:35:11


    Yup, I remember Susan, I'm still friends with her -- she got married & has a couple kids & a house out in Port Moody.

    Too bad Gordon died, else Milky Way would still be up & running all 5 dialup lines & a few telnets, I'm sure. . . :)

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)


    I wonder what Milky Way would have been like in the Covid days. Do you think it still would have been popular?

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Erich B. on Monday, January 03, 2022 12:09:04
    I wonder what Milky Way would have been like in the Covid days. Do you think i
    still would have been popular?

    Even more so, I'd say; the diehards knew it to be a greart place to hang out in games, conferences, &/or livechat, as well as leeching files (PDK set no limits nor demands on how we used our 120 minutes)

    I was king in a few LORD games & Cnedra & I ruled the local message boards. . .


    Good times. . .

    So sad how Gordon died all alone, in front of the Computers he loved like a wife (not literally/physically, of course, that I know of -- & why make rude assumptions, eh? *LOL*)

    I know he was trying to connect with a few of the lady callers. . . (hey, who wasn't,. right?)

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From Erich B. to George Pope on Monday, January 03, 2022 16:02:12


    Even more so, I'd say; the diehards knew it to be a greart place to hang out in games, conferences, &/or livechat, as well as leeching files (PDK set no limits nor demands on how we used our 120 minutes)

    I was king in a few LORD games & Cnedra & I ruled the local message boards. . .

    Good times. . .

    So sad how Gordon died all alone, in front of the Computers he loved like a wife (not literally/physically, of course, that I know of -- & why make rude assumptions, eh? *LOL*)

    I know he was trying to connect with a few of the lady callers. . . (hey, who wasn't,. right?)

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)



    I never asked Gordon but did you ever find out what PDK stood for?

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Erich B. on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 10:23:40
    I never asked Gordon but did you ever find out what PDK stood for?

    He explained it a couple ways:

    His old dirtbiking nickname:

    Phantom Dirt King, which I see as the real origin, &, re-interpreted, for the newbies:

    Pretty Darn Kruel

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)