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  Mac OS X for the Traveler, Part 5
Subject:   Fact checking, please
Date:   2004-10-05 03:43:37
From:   fwalter
I tend to trust articles more that underwent some fact checking.
Mistyping the airport code of Duesseldorf (DUS) just went by me, but talking about '130 V' is a sure sign of missing fact checking.


A lot of this is good advice (if sometimes overblown -- e.g., with a Mac, wireless is not nearly the hassle it can be with a Windows PC), but how am I supposed to trust the factual parts?


Oh, and the comment recommending SSH for travelers is right on the mark.

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Facts checked
    2004-10-05 06:58:50  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi!

    First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to post, I really do appreciate it! :-)

    As far as voltage goes, allow me to quote the Apple Developer site on the original Power Mac G4: "The switch has two positions that support voltage ranges of 100 to 130 V or 220 to 270 V".

    I entirely agree that voltage is rarely referenced by the exact number that arrives in the line, though. Also, specifications vary from country to country, even when the exact same power is supplied to users.

    Maybe we are having two different problems in mind?

    The airport code "DUF" is indeed a typo. Thanks for letting me know about it! :-)

    Truly yours,

    F.J.