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Hardware & Technology / MacOS from a windows fanboy
« on: August 22, 2023, 12:43:11 AM »
Well, ex fanboy. I'm still mad about what they did to win7 with the mobile shoehorn and cannot believe they never cleaned it up.

So I decided recently I want to try a mac to see what the fuss is all about, since a 13" macbook air recently dropped to 750 on sale.

Welp, in short, I'm sold. I love the interface and the hardware. I've always lived with little Windows quirks due to different hardware configs, but now that software side is a mess too, there is no comparison.

I'm a long ways from replacing my daily driver workstations, but I can see it happening at some point. For now, the power and versatility over a chromebook is a boon and I love the look and feel of the whole kit. It blows away similarly priced windows offerings. I should have done this sooner.

Traffic / Reddit, the beginning of the end.
« on: June 01, 2023, 09:11:52 PM »

Traffic / imgur bans nsfw content in May
« on: April 20, 2023, 12:04:41 PM »

thread mentions reddit ipo later this year. Well, it was a good run...

Water Cooler / MFG orders from china down 40%
« on: December 05, 2022, 10:35:16 PM »

"The global trading map is being rapidly redrawn, with EU-U.S. trade and investment in U.S. rising sharply as economic ties between the West and China are subjected to critical scrutiny. This year, the U.S. has imported more goods from Europe than China – a big shift from the 2010s, according to Project 44."

emphasis mine.

Water Cooler / We're just a few months away from Mad Max.
« on: August 20, 2022, 05:53:07 PM »
Title stolen from a reddit comment, but debbie says it has a ring to it.

Couple lured away by people living in a forest: "Deputies said they received information that the two women may have been part of a group of people “living off the grid” in the forest, and the group was reported to be “armed and potentially violent.”

There are estimates of up to 45k people living in this forest, according to a non-profit established to rescue kids from there.


"Flash Mob" (flashrob? I'm going with that) of over 100 people storm and loot convenience store during a "street takeover" where they block off streets at a 4-way stop light and do stunts in middle of the intersection. Events are coordinated via social media.

They failed to do it with software on win8. So, now, they've given everyone win10 basically for free, and the next iteration requires a hardware piece that they can use to finally build their walled garden.

This will take years to fully implement, and there's a good chance they'll botch it and have to back up and punt. Regardless, it seems like win10 is end of the line for me.

I can't believe I'm typing this out, but I've been shopping for a Macbook. It almost feels wrong. Almost.

Hell should be freezing over any minute now. Know any good tattoo removal services? hhh

Water Cooler / Hold my beer...
« on: July 27, 2021, 07:20:00 PM »
X-games, Country Edition:

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