Let's make a Linux distro that simulates the phone experience by just refusing to continue updating after two years and then you have to go to some forum and download a patched image for your computer built by someone called queefburglar69

Spent 5 minutes troubleshooting why my distraction-filled social/news sites weren't working this morning before I remembered I'd blocked them in /etc/hosts yesterday.

@blocknonip @solene I’d highly recommend it. I’m currently using Manjaro (but I’ve Void on another microSD card that I’ll switch to soon if I can’t get OpenBSD) and the battery life is phenomenal for a cheap *NIX laptop. Keyboard is decent, nothing phenomenal. I’ve found that the touchpad seemingly works better under wayland than X11, but I haven’t looked into why—it might just be a matter of changing a setting or two. 4G of RAM is still pretty usable these days.

@stsp Just the advice I was looking for. Had you not said anything I might have looked for a 12" model. Thankfully I've a few usb dongles around, but I'm not too interested them for wifi, I just don't happen to own any ppc devices but would like to. I already have a sparc64 workstation, devices that range from armv4 to armv8, soon a mips64 router, and hopefully a riscv board by the end of the year. If I had the cash I'd get a blackbird, but that silicon valley money needs a visa unfortunately.

@solarkraft And yet I made it through university. It could be confirmation bias, but I've no evidence to suggest that.

@velartrill if I had a nickel for every questionable pirahã fact, I’d have... many nickels

@velartrill I’m skeptical of anything I hear about pirahã. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the pirahã just like fucking with Daniel Everett.

@velartrill especially ironic considering that red is one of the first color categories to arise as a language develops (after black(dark)/white(bright))

@solene Thanks I'll look into it :). I'll probably buy it around the same time I get a new second-hand thinkpad (soon, my X1C2 is dying)

I must try out openbsd on my pinebookpro soon. If it can run cwm, vi and firefox, I'll be able to replace linux on it.

Looking to play around with . Can anyone recommend a PowerBook/MacBook with good support?

@raichoo @rixx It's good, but it hardly compares to @mwlucas's magnum opus: "Savaged by Systemd: an Erotic Unix Encounter"


@Haydar I'm unsure. My guess is that it has to do with curses, which ed doesn't have to deal with.

Having a slow day at work and reading about the history of people thinking they can square the circle

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