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I bought a framework laptop because my previous one was so cheaply constructed that it literally disintegrated from use.

I quite like it. I'm not going to pretend that buying a product will solve any systemic capitalist evils like ending e-waste or granting a right to repair, but on a personal level, I'm hopeful to be able to avoid some common pitfalls with consumer products like disposability and planned obsolescence by being able to repair this thing myself or replace parts on it. Plus it seems pretty sturdily constructed in the first place. The keyboard's very crisp by laptop standards and is backlit (which is thoroughly unremarkable, but my previous laptop wasn't, because I lived in the stone age), the trackpad's nice, the screen is annoyingly glossy, though it is high resolution with a large color gamut. Hopefully they release a matte screen at some point. And being able to choose where the ports are on it is a bit of a godsend to deal with cable mess.

Thoughts on this thing?


Also framework's planning to make some sort of marketplace to buy/sell secondhand parts, so you can buy used parts or sell parts to users once you're done with them to recoup some of their cost.

They're also trying to cultivate a market of third-party manufacturers to make parts and modules etc. and they're releasing the specs of their designs accordingly. Maybe it will make the laptop more flexible and less prone to vendor lock-in.

Also they said in the forums they had plans to support coreboot, which is cool.


Awesome, now give it ethernet, physical trackpad buttons and a cheap version with a 6th gen i5 or something lol



No ryzen no buy


I'm interested, but like >>14638 says, I'm waiting for an AMD version
Wait it has no ethernet? lmao

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We need to go back

I liked google glasses

I mean without capitalism and advertising, it'd be great to have a cortana and camera on you without even touching anything
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This might interest you anon - linux VR headset with AR integration.


>Source: strapped a $200 display to my face and fucked up the focus of one of my eyes for a while, on an intermittent and recurring basis

what the fuck lmao, that's some tony stark shit
how and why did you do it?


>low power scanline laser projector.
what is that thing exactly? how small are these things exactly that you don't even need glasses for and a noseclip is enough

i want to fuck the cyber pussy

i don't have a VR, have you tried it anon?


This will be ideal for working while sitting in an airliner. It's also got eye tracking to replace a mouse, so only keyboard is required. Does the hardware have backdoors like IME? I can't find anything about the i7-1265U and security.


No I'm too poor lol

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I knew all that data going around was getting sold to many companies but I didn't know it was this easy to acquire it.


>Phone companies were caught selling their customers' real-time location data, and it reportedly ended up in the hands of bounty hunters and stalkers.
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jesus


Technological panopticon


I think Americans are more screwed than the rest in this matter but it's only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches up.

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So cool that finally Apple supports our right to repair.


You have to pay for the equipment, so no, literally nothing has changed


Do you own the equipment at that stage? Can you use it to (legally) perform services to customers?


>sees >>14905 on the first page
>makes a new Apple thread anyway
Can we have an Apple general already?


no you need to send it back, if you want to fix apple crap you can get chinese tools to bypass their drm


you need to go back, metafaggot

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>Watched a Tesla catch on fire this morning. As soon as it started smoking the electrical system locked trapping the guy inside. Luckily construction workers broke the window so he could escape. Neat feature

Fanboys in the replies desperately doing damage control.
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The system locked the guy inside when the thing went up in flames ?
Either that was extremely shoddy engineering or it was an assassination attempt.
Does anybody know anything about the guy who almost got roasted, is that guy doing anything that made him enemies ?
Cars usually have unlock-levers that mechanically override door-locks that make it almost impossible to get trapped inside the car, is Tesla lacking such a basic safety feature ?


reminder: the number of recalls tesla did last year was roughly equal to half the number of cars they sold that year


> Either that was extremely shoddy engineering or it was an assassination attempt.
It's so they can't write a bad review about it


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Anyone watched this? I just did, and it's honestly depressing.

It explains how Richard Stallman started GNU/FSF/GPL out of his desire to transform society, and how GNU's kernel was encountering technical difficulties, so people swapped it out for a kernel called Linux developed by some Finnish guy, and redistributing the resulting OS as "Linux". So people, not knowing about GNU's existence, marvelled at how the kernel already had such a fleshed-out suite of application software to come with it, because they weren't made aware that it only existed because the GNU project had been intentionally constructing a cohesive operating system for a decade prior. Richard Stallman explains in an interview that the OS is basically GNU, and should not be called "Linux". The interviewers then ask Linus about Stallman's concerns, and he just laughs them off and calls them ridiculous.

The film then goes on to interview the group of people who coined the term "Open Source", and they just blatantly explain that up to that point, everyone had just called it "Free Software", which is what Stallman called it ("Free" meaning "Freedom" for the users). This group of people wanted to sell the idea to Silicon Valley executives for boatloads of cash, after discovering the resulting software was faster and cheaper than the proprietary alternatives, and they couldn't do that without renaming it because "Free Software" sounds like you can't make money off of it, so they coined "Open Source" specifically to be appealing to executives. After this it's a montage of them shilling "Open Source" everywhere, and increasing corporate involvement.

It then shows the first Linux conference, and Linus goes onstage to give a keynote, and then Stallman goes onstage and the FSF is given the "Linus Torvalds award" for their contributions, and he's like "why are you giving me an award named after Torvalds, I started this shit", and starts denouncing everyone for hijacking the movement, and trying to remind everyone of the original social goals and message of the movement, and the people onstage start laughing awkwardly, and as he goes on, this goofy clarinet music starts playing, and people start getting up out of their seats and leaving, and the cameraman pans away from him and towards Linus playing with his children, as though losing interest. The film is clearly trying to make the audience feel as though Stallman is a loon getting up to wacky antics instead of someone with Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


I and many friends and acquaintances along with myself, feel like Stallman has been increasingly vindicated over the last several years while the "open source" movement has been increasingly discredited. Although we have hit some bumps in the road, the struggle for freedom has evolved.


Every time I play through a Wesnoth campaign and see Raymond in the credits, I just think about how he must seethe that basically everyone who actually still plays Wesnoth considers it to be libre–not open source–software.


Black hole this size, you can just slip right in, spend eternity sliding down warped space-time toward the singularity. No tidal shear to spaghettify you. Let's gooooo!


The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, by contrast, has a mass of roughly 4 million solar masses, and it has an event horizon with a radius of 7.3 million miles or 17 solar radii.

Thus, someone falling into a stellar-size black hole will get much, much closer to the black hole's center before passing the event horizon, as opposed to falling into a supermassive black hole.
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This implies, due to the closeness of the black hole's center, that the black hole's pull on a person will differ by a factor of 1,000 billion times between head and toe, depending on which is leading the free fall.

In other words, if the person is falling feet first, as they approach the event horizon of a stellar mass black hole, the gravitational pull on their feet will be exponentially larger compared to the black hole's tug on their head.

The person would experience spaghettification, and most likely not survive being stretched into a long, thin noodle-like shape.

Now, a person falling into a supermassive black hole would reach the event horizon much farther from the the central source of gravitational pull, which means that the difference in gravitational pull between head and toe is nearly zero.

Thus, the person would pass through the event horizon unaffected, not be stretched into a long, thin noodle, survive and float painlessly past the black hole's horizon.



wouldn't you still turn to spaghetti, just later? you don't stop existing when you cross the event horizon, you just wont be able to return because the gravity's too strong


It would just be a fairly mundane death despite being interesting in a physics sense I guess? Like eventually you would succumb to being human, you'd starve or die or thirst or the pressure(?)/gravity(?) kills you (no idea how this shit works lol)
It's not like the black hole would magically fuck with time in a way that it doesn't affect your brain functions in a similar manner, if it somehow keeps you alive for millennia through slowing your metabolism, then it would slow your neurons firing too.
You live a thousand Earth years but it's not like you'd be able to see outside the black hole anyway, or you'd experience it as anything more than however long it takes to normally die in a place you're irretrievable
On the plus side it beats getting stuck somewhere on Earth because they can spend a huge amount of time figuring out how to get you out of there, if it is actually possible


black hole prison for life time felons!

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….put your battlestation, your nest, in a van or caravan and go nomadic if money wasn't an object?

Like, go full carny, a small fleet of vans, mobile battlestations, travelling the countryside. IF money wasn't a problem ofc.

Communal tents for eating and socializing and your own mobile nest to worship the 2500k in.

Yes I just watched the original 1947 "Nightmare Alley" last night.
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Before the pandemic I was genuinely considering living out of my car and traveling from one 24//7 walmart parking lot to the next but more than two years into it and most supercenters still haven't loosened their restrictions so that's a hard no for me.



travelling from one walmart 24 parking lot to the next? sounds like hell. were you a nomadic walmart employee or something?

I've only ever slept in a walmart lot when we travel from city to city. Use your imagination, be stealthy, and much more amenable short term parking opportunities open up.


>were you a nomadic walmart employee or something?
No I had suddenly become homeless and was still trying to find a job in the city I was living in. I'd made friends with someone who'd done similar before. Ironically he had a harder time getting harassed when he wasn't camping out in a a walmart parking lot. I don't know; maybe he was just bad at stealth.


>bottom left
literally me



That's a tough situation. When I became homeless there was a few weeks notice.

The harassment definitely exists. We basically kept the vehicle and ourselves looking totally normie and approachable when on the road, with a verifiable story. Something like a nice young traveling survey team. It took plenty of planning but we could usually avoid staying for more than one night at a walmart.

Appearance is everything. If you've got possessions piled to the roof in the back of a compact, you're gonna get a lot of attention. A well maintained van with something like a fiber optic installer's decal on the side is invisible.

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Here's a new parental verification system for Apple stuff instead of just asking for your age.


When the Leisure Suit Larry age test had a similar question but slightly harder with asking "VCR stands for…". I mean what brain dead teenager even today doesn't know VCR has something to do with recording TV given they everywhere at flee markets and thrift stores. When I was a teenager in the 90s I still knew what 8-tracks and 78s were.


This inspired me to go and try out the Leasure Suit Larry 3 quiz and see how well I'd do. Got 63 out of 131, though I didn't count the ones I could guess the answer and only those where I actually knew it. As a zoomer and also not an American, I think this is pretty good result. Give it a shot for fun some time, just copy the text into a text editor and remove the correct answer font https://allowe.com/games/larry/tips-manuals/lsl3-age-quiz.html.


These questions are very difficult if you aren't American.


<What is interface protocol?
<foreplay between consenting computers
So that makes the Internet an orgy.


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Also if anybody knows how to get text-align: justify; to work for lianchan styles I would love to know.


Isn't there a code tag


when i try to apply
text-allign: justify;
to posts, but it doesn't work. Center, left and right do work.


you misspelled align


i guess the issue was that I have to set
white-space: normal;
text-align: justify;

the default value for white-space messes up justification.

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