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Do you remember those televisions for kids that had fold up speakers that went over the screen? I wanted one of those as a kid so bad. I bet they were terrible.

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Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

Any one want to buy an E485 ThinkPad so I can buy a newer T series? 🤑

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Tonight was the worst presentation I have given in years. My equipment didn’t work. We started twenty minutes late on loner equipment. I couldn’t do any of my examples. Embarrassing showing tonight. I hope to do way better next time. Can’t emphasize how nice it was to still hear positive comments from folks in the audience though even as I felt awful about it.

“I like Microsoft Windows.” Last words spoken by Julius Caesar. True FOSS facts.

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Explaining P99 to people is hard. Yes, I play on a red server. Yes, that means PVP. Yes. You can loose levels, platinum, and potentially even your equipment if you really screw up. Yes, it is dangerous. But why wouldn’t you play on a PVP server? Go hard or don’t go.

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Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

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"Open Source" is now a brand that impresses software buyers, so now there are funders and corps who want the power of the words without actually doing the work.

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Surprise, surprise. Big Ad Tech is lobbying *against* strong privacy laws, arguing they hurt the ad market, create high costs for businesses & curb innovation.

In his @nytimes op-ed, our CEO & Founder @yegg explains why "these are all weak arguments." nytimes.com/2019/06/19/opinion

Can anyone point me towards a way of decorating my laptop without using stickers that will harm that beautiful rubber coating on the ThinkPad?

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Remember when we were promised flying cars and hover boards and instead we have people who are E celebrities and warning labels urging you not to eat dish washing detergent?

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@retro64XYZ Trust me, I understand all about lack of customer service as a former Apple fanboy since the Apple IIc until I got burned with my iMac G5. Still, I've learned that it's best to do your research when buying a PC for a FOSS OS. Even with the great support Lenovo has for Linux and the BSDs, something like the ThinkPad A485 that I'd like as an OpenBSD laptop comes with a Broadcom WiFi which is a showstopper.

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Dream Laptop.
32GB Ram.
5TB SSHD.
Ryzen 7 with 8 cores.
No built in camera.
No built in microphone.
Manjaro Linux.
ThinkPad aesthetics.
No trackpad but yes trackpoint.
14 inch screen.

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