If you're not using those, you can take out the hard drives and use them as external storage devices, just just need to get certain adapters (Either SATA to USB, or PATA to USB, depending on the drive's tech, I believe. PATA and IDE may refer to the same thing).I had four of these at one point. Never used them. They were about a decade out of date by that time and someone just dumped them on me.
Aren't all companies basically this model of beneficent (i.e. incentives aligned) authoritarianism, with Hirsch-style exit reducing coercion? Or is Apple's design approach more "this'll better you" than "this is what we've heard in user feedback"?Apple, on the other hand, operates on a theory of representation a bit like “People’s Democracy”—the people have no direct say, but the intention is to reflect and satisfy their desires, or perhaps what their desires should be. It is not a coincidence that the only other major organization to take this stance in the world is the only one that has been more successful than Apple over the last 20 years—the Chinese party-state.
Two distinctions:Aren't all companies basically this model of beneficent (i.e. incentives aligned) authoritarianism, with Hirsch-style exit reducing coercion? Or is Apple's design approach more "this'll better you" than "this is what we've heard in user feedback"?
Don’t do this. Old mechanical drives are unreliable, and will sometimes silently fail—so you risk losing it all fairly quick. The amount of space you’ll get off one of these is less than you’d get on a thumb drive that costs less than the adapter.If you're not using those, you can take out the hard drives and use them as external storage devices, just just need to get certain adapters (Either SATA to USB, or PATA to USB, depending on the drive's tech, I believe. PATA and IDE may refer to the same thing).
Anyway, you can use those drives to back stuff up. In my case, I just put a couple thousand PDFs on one, as an emergency offline library.
edit: its actually more than just an adapter, its a whole little rig.
Apple lobbyists are trying to weaken a bill aimed at preventing forced labor in China, according to two congressional staffers familiar with the matter, highlighting the clash between its business imperatives and its official stance on human rights.
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S. companies to guarantee they do not use imprisoned or coerced workers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, where academic researchers estimate the Chinese government has placed more than 1 million people into internment camps. Apple is heavily dependent on Chinese manufacturing, and human rights reports have identified instances in which alleged forced Uighur labor has been used in Apple’s supply chain.
Is anyone here an expert to weigh in on whether this is just reasonable customization of a bill to better fit on-the-ground businessIn a document reviewed by The New York Times, some of Apple's proposed changes include extending compliance deadlines; releasing certain supply chain information to Congress and not the public; and requiring Chinese entities to be "designated" by the U.S. government as helping to surveil or detain Uighurs in Xinjiang.
Apple disputed the claim that it tried to weaken the bill, the Times reported. In a statement, the company said it had the strongest supplier guidelines in the industry and added that it regularly audits its supply chain partners.
"Looking for the presence of forced labor is part of every supplier assessment we conduct and any violations of our policies carry immediate consequences, including business termination," Apple said. "Earlier this year, we conducted a detailed investigation with our suppliers in China and found no evidence of forced labor on Apple production lines and we are continuing to monitor this closely."