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Jumper Jack Dec 31, 19 4:00 am

The Forum Lounge Thread (2020)
 
It's now mid night for me!

Happy new year from Fox Glacier, New Zealand!
2019.... has been an interesting year... Here's hoping 2020 will be a great one filled with traveling!

Well.. for me it would be the first time in years without status so it will be interesting adjust back to the tango days.

Sean Peever Dec 31, 19 6:37 am

Lol!!! I was hoping you would do this. Happy New Year :)

meltedmarshmellow Dec 31, 19 6:40 am


Originally Posted by Jumper Jack (Post 31892135)
Well.. for me it would be the first time in years without status so it will be interesting adjust back to the tango days.

I think it will be very interesting what will result from this from a forum content perspective.

HNY.

jc94 Dec 31, 19 6:49 am


Originally Posted by Jumper Jack (Post 31892135)
It's now mid night for me!

Happy new year from Fox Glacier, New Zealand!
2019.... has been an interesting year... Here's hoping 2020 will be a great one filled with traveling!

Well.. for me it would be the first time in years without status so it will be interesting adjust back to the tango days.

Enjoy your last two months of status before returning, Remember itís now Standard Formally Known As Tango ;) Or Basic :D

Happy New Year on the Glacier. Never got that far over myself.

WaytoomuchEurope Dec 31, 19 7:28 am

Here's hoping you all have a successful 2020, however that looks for you. For me?

I hope I can avoid Europe.























And children.

Sean Peever Dec 31, 19 9:54 am

So about that sportsball game today!

How about how that one team we all want to win totally kicked that other teams a$$ or how about how that team totally screwed up but if we were there and they did what we said they would have won and oh damn!

Yay Sportsball!

Jumper Jack Dec 31, 19 2:30 pm

My new year is not off to an amazing start. :/
They cancelled the helicopter landings onto the fox glacier due to clouds. Was looking forward to it all month.

canadiancow Dec 31, 19 2:45 pm

I feel a little weird posting in the 2020 thread when I'm still at work on the 31st.

eigenvector Dec 31, 19 2:49 pm


Originally Posted by Jumper Jack (Post 31893980)
My new year is not off to an amazing start. :/
They cancelled the helicopter landings onto the fox glacier due to clouds. Was looking forward to it all month.

There's always walking. :D

canopus27 Dec 31, 19 3:05 pm

TIL that hardware which claims to support "USB 3.1", might actually just mean "USB 3.0" -- because in an incredible act of deception, the industry decided that "USB 3.0" is synonymous with "USB 3.1 gen 1", and so if you if you want to achieve the higher data transfer speeds at the "USB 3.1" level, you really need to make sure that both ends of the connection support "USB 3.1 gen 2".

So apparently my new computer, which proudly boasts "USB 3.1" connectors ... isn't actually any improvement over a "3.0" connection, because the fine print says "USB 3.1 gen 1"

Super frustrating. Although at least I now understand why I'm seeing the data transfer speeds that I am.

So it's not just the airline industry which is filled with crooks and liars.

WaytoomuchEurope Dec 31, 19 3:21 pm


Originally Posted by canopus27 (Post 31894069)

So it's not just the airline industry which is filled with crooks and liars.

It's not even limited to just industry. That's my basic parenting approach.

eigenvector Dec 31, 19 3:27 pm


Originally Posted by canopus27 (Post 31894069)
TIL that hardware which claims to support "USB 3.1", might actually just mean "USB 3.0" -- because in an incredible act of deception, the industry decided that "USB 3.0" is synonymous with "USB 3.1 gen 1", and so if you if you want to achieve the higher data transfer speeds at the "USB 3.1" level, you really need to make sure that both ends of the connection support "USB 3.1 gen 2".

So apparently my new computer, which proudly boasts "USB 3.1" connectors ... isn't actually any improvement over a "3.0" connection, because the fine print says "USB 3.1 gen 1"

Super frustrating. Although at least I now understand why I'm seeing the data transfer speeds that I am.

So it's not just the airline industry which is filled with crooks and liars.

It's amazing how USB went from 2.0 which was one of the most ubiquitous and functional connectivity standards of all time to an absolute mess of overlapping standards, connectors and capabilities that almost requires an engineering degree to understand.

canopus27 Dec 31, 19 3:41 pm


Originally Posted by eigenvector (Post 31894143)
It's amazing how USB went from 2.0 which was one of the most ubiquitous and functional connectivity standards of all time to an absolute mess of overlapping standards, connectors and capabilities that almost requires an engineering degree to understand.

I suspect it went through this (standardized) process:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...2f7e56cdea.png

RangerNS Dec 31, 19 3:45 pm


Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope (Post 31894113)
It's not even limited to just industry. That's my basic parenting approach.

Which child has the highest data rate?

CanRulez Dec 31, 19 4:14 pm

Happy new year from Poland! Hope the stock markets provide all of us with another amazing year.


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