Tom_N

Lives in United States Southeast, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Aug 31, 2005

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  • Are M.2 PCIe SSDs designed to safely support hot swap?  Or to support large numbers of mechanical insertions and removals?  Or to resist static electricity when handled in the same way that people ...
  • Are you double-clicking on the downloaded file? You're not meant to open it on your computer – rather to copy it to a memory card so that the camera can open it. https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/suppor ...
  • The USB-IF site shows that Apple, Microsoft, and Intel are on the USB-IF board.
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    Right. You have to report commercial income on the sales of e-books, photos, or their copyrights, but if these things aren't part of a NFT "non-governmental money" scheme, then it seems pretty ...
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    The IRS does not define the word asset on the page. It uses the phrase digital asset , and gives a concise definition that is fairly clear in and of itself. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-updates ...
  • Photos are not normally recorded on a cryptographically-secured, distributed ledger , a key aspect of the IRS's definition of digital asset .  They are not normally sold as NFTs – and I don't think ...
  • Wikipedia's article about USB4 indicates that (1) USB4 Gen 2x2 ("USB4 20 Gbps") is mandatory for USB4 host and hub ports.
  • Thunderbolt 4 runs at 40 Gbps, before overhead. 6600 MBps = 52.8 Gbps, so the Samsung 980's advertised best-case maximum speed requires something faster than the TB4 ports (like an internal connection.
  • A new 8/256 GB M1 Air lists for $999.  You can get Refurbished ones for $849.  At the moment, Best Buy has new ones on sale for $200 off (beating the Refurbished price, and the $100 off sales that ...
  • The Late 2009 iMacs had four user-accessible RAM slots. My memory's hazy – but I believe that at the time, 16 GB of RAM would have cost you $1000 from a third-party supplier; probably more from ...
  • Note that the iPad Pro is not a field monitor in the sense that you can plug an arbitrary video source into the iPad, and use the iPad screen as a hardware display.  As with just about all ...
  • Some more data points: Late 2009 Minis came with 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM. The official maximum was 4 GB, although MacTracker says you can go up to 8 GB. M2 Minis come with 8 GB (default), 16 GB, or 24 ...
  • All stock Late 2009 iMacs came with 4 GB of RAM; 16 GB is the official maximum . Today's Apple Silicon Macs can have anywhere from 8 GB of RAM to 128 GB of RAM – depending on the SoC.  All of the ...
  • Don't know if this will be of any use: Parallels KB – Troubleshooting USB Devices in Parallels Desktop for Mac
  • I'm guessing that Parallels Knowledge Base – How do I connect an external device directly to my virtual machine? wasn't much help? Under "Reconnect from Mac to the virtual machine" it says Why ...
  • There are two programs that many use and would recommend: Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper . Neither is free.  Both are inexpensive, offer free trials, and have online documentation that you can ...
  • Someone made a good point in the comments section of the Samsung review. HMB stands for Host Memory Buffer.  NVMe versions 1.2 and above let a NVMe SSD attempt to access the host CPU's RAM, using ...
  • Here's an AnandTech review of the DRAM-less Samsung 980: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16504/the-samsung-ssd-980-500gb-1tb-review Here's a review of an earlier DRAM-less Toshiba SSD that goes into ...
  • It's not something I've ever come across in the Mac user interface. Google search for "password_placeholder" turned up a reference to a HTML DOM input property that lets a site specify a hint for ...
  • You can upgrade an OS installation in place – but you can't downgrade one in place.  To downgrade the OS installation on a volume, you need to do a clean install.
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