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Just testing out a screen upgrade for my laptop. I have no idea why Lenovo put such an awful panel in an otherwise nice machine, but this IPS panel is a much appreciated upgrade.

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@sungo @thegibson

Like, I met a guy a few weeks ago at a party who was Loudly telling everyone how he worked for Northrip Grandma or whatever the hell they're called, and then spent twenty minutes showing off all his Alexa home automation stuff.

The Amazon tech in the room nearly choked when she realized what this guy did for a living.

How are things supposed to get better when the "Experts" are like that?

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@thegibson @sungo

It's funny, because nearly everyone else I know that did development or operations now works for "security contractors", but they are the least security conscious people I know.

If I can walk in to your house, say a couple of magic words, and have the wiretap in your living room ship [insert embarrassing item] to you, your house isn't secure, you know? Of course you know.

It just blows my mind sometimes.

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"The fan only turns on if Iā€™m doing something intensive like compiling go or scrolling in Slack."

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if there's a commercially important north Atlantic fish with, like, hella piercing and tattoos and stuff, would that be... Show more

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Mark Zuckerberg should take acting lessons from Brent Spiner so he can learn to act like a robot capable of passing a Turing test.

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As Easter is coming up, I'd like to take a moment to say that bunnies are cute but also huge dickheads. They're rarely docile and cuddly and will absolutely destroy everything you love.

They live 10+ years, cost as much as a dog, and need a lot of time and attention. 75% of rabbits in the UK are neglected and many bought at Easter don't even make it to a year old.

Know what you're getting into, or stick with chocolate. bunny.nipple.solutions

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This is the content I go to #reddit for šŸ˜
#sysadmin #pun šŸŽ—

I've seen enough to know we need to support this cause.
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Say hello to the TI Silent 700 model 703. It's a hardcopy terminal (so basically a teletype) that prints on thermal fax paper and speaks RS-232. I just finished putting it back together after a good cleaning and decided to connect it to my laptop to see if it works. Indeed it does, although it doesn't seem to like the reverse video codes the calendar program sends.

Actually it's more interesting than that. The Casio contains a custom 4 bit MCU. The Soviets didn't feel like designing a custom chip for a fancy calculator, so they just put a PDP-11 clone in theirs.

Casio Pocket BASIC computer and Soviet copy thereof?

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@jeffalyanak
Those are some cool little machines. @lroop and I have at least one TI-99 in the house.

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Retro computer time! The micrococo is one of my favourite little microcomputers but gods was it a shitty machine. ;p

Also, the TI-99/4A... must have really ruined the marketing team's day when they announced that name...

#retrocomputer

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Dearest Masto friends,

Please do not judge me for what I'm about to write next:

Today I purchased two Def Leppard albums from iTunes and plan to listen to them at an excessively loud volume during my commute home. While 41 year old me is a little embarrassed, 6-10 year old me is READY TO ROCK. šŸ¤˜ā€‹:blobcheer:ā€‹

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Some people think, that by changing Chrome for something Chromium-based, they escaped the evil Google. I have problem believing that, so as long as there is single Gecko-based browser left, I will use that.