jim bell <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> There's another set of possibilities. Usually,
a person has 10
>> fingers. They can presumably be scanned in two
different axes (or
>> more), and in two different directions, each.
With some additional
> People could do lots of different things...if
they owned their
> phones. But the phones are owned by apple. The
phone users are
> owned by apple too, and by the US government.
phone, which is an Android. I have detested Apple ever
since the very early 1980s, when they had a nasty legal
habit of suing anybody who tried to make an add-on card
for the Apple II computer. (Which didn't have a SHIFT
key, which is why for a long time you could tell a
person on the BBS's had an Apple BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS
TYPED IN ALL CAPS!!!). Who forgets to add a shift key?
really great thing Apple ever did was to choose the
Motorola 68000 microprocessor for their Macintosh
computer, which had a 24-bit linear memory address space
(later increased to 32 bits), unlike the foolish 80X86
series, which had a botch called "segmentation".
(Although, I have long maintained that there would be
nothing wrong with segmentation, as long as the
individual segments could be made as large as any
program and/or data that you could ever want to use.
The 8086/88 only allowed segments 64Kbytes in length.
Sure, later iterations allowed larger segment sizes,
but by that point the limitation had been locked into
software! A segment size of 4 gigabytes (2**32) would
have been just great.