Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:55 UTC
Apple Well, this is either incredibly sad or utterly hilarious. Apple will stop selling the Mac Pro in Europe on 1 March... Because it doesn't comply with "new" European regulations that will come into effect that day. I say "new" between quotation marks because said regulation was announced four years ago. The regulation deals with increased protection requirements concerning electrical ports and fan guards. "The new requirements necessitate fan guards and some increased protection on the ports on the electrical system," explained Apple, "Because Mac Pro is not compliant with the regulations, we do want to meet that regulation and therefore not offer Mac Pro beyond 1 March." So, a standards body is faster at updating its standards than Apple is at updating its Mac Pro. It illustrates just how much Apple cares about pro users. The last significant update to the Mac Pro occurred in 2010, but Tim Cook did promise an update to the product later in 2013.
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RE[3]: *sigh*
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 31st Jan 2013 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: *sigh*"
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I'm glad you're okay, but I don't understand what you were doing. What kind of a transmitter were you using? What was the purpose of hooking it up?

Like a am/fm radio transmitter or an wifi transmitter? Ham radio maybe? What was the relationship between that and the nexus? They just happened to plugged in the same UPS?

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RE[4]: *sigh*
by tessmonsta on Thu 31st Jan 2013 21:17 in reply to "RE[3]: *sigh*"
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It was a Yaesu FT817ND transceiver. I was working the 14Mhz Ham Radio band at the time. One of the radials was only a few feet behind me, running basically parallel with the USB/headphone cable combination.

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