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like how fucking humiliating is it that I need to ask t-mobile, like I need to call someone, and beg them to let me unlock my fucking bootloader, and if I don't want to do that I need to wipe it completely, download an international firmware, download an old rom, unlock the bootloader, wipe the phone for the second time, and then install a different rom for the second time that afternoon just so that I can,,, not have t-mobile literally own my device

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idk about you but if you sell me a computer with a processor whose documentation I can't read on a board whose schematics I can't buy and which I can't repair, which is only designed to run software I can't audit or change

in what sense do I actually own that computer?

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It's really amazing to me how many folks don't realize how bad vertical integration is for markets, even when the people doing the vertical integrating are your favorite team.

One of the key features of Apple's success has been using the most appropriate processor technology for each device in each meta-generation: 68k, PPC, x86, x64, and now ARM.

But that relies on a market where processor makers are interested in building architectures they can sell to Apple as well as other companies. Unless they expect to spend a ton of money on CPU research - not development, but real, speculative, no guarantees research - forever, the move to build but not sell their own chips is putting market dominance ahead of actual sustainable innovation.

And that sucks!

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people will be like, i love my community! we should all support each other! BUT CHILDREN SHOULD ALL BE THROWN INTO A VOLCANO THEY ARE LITTLE MONSTERS AND NONE OF THEM DESERVE TO LIVE

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the sound of millions of boomers going outside and hearing birdsong and children playing and rain on a tin roof for the first time in fifteen years. their hearts begin to heal, they begin to care about others again. then someone yells "hey facebooks back up" and they do qanon 2

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instead of hackernews, consider... hackermews

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undertale is a game about being trans because the entire royal guard has been ordered to kill you and eat your soul but all the characters keep going "oh the king's a nice guy, you can't say he's mean just because he thinks you should be dead"

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babe are you ISO 8601 because you're the definition of a good date

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Awaiting an odd and inevitable syncretism between the worst part of shitposty twitter anarchism and the right-libertarian sort because one can only ‘do a little trolling’ only up until folks start taking shit as gospel or say they’re your comrades before oop that shiny knife’s coming out

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wow thanks to tvtropes i just learned mr. rogers is the reason recording TV on like a DVR or VCR or whatever isn't illegal

"In a case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1984, the TV and movie industries sued manufactures of VCRs on the grounds that recording their programming was copyright infringement. Enter Fred Rogers, who testified on behalf of home recording, saying he didn't mind if people recorded his shows and that it was a very good thing for families to be able to watch programs together whenever they wanted to, rather than being controlled by an arbitrary network. The court specifically cited his testimony in their decision. So in other words if you like not being tied down to Appointment Television, you can thank Mr. Rogers."

source: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php

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Depiction of rats in popular culture: dirty, destructive, malevolent, and evil.

Actual characteristics of rats: sweet, gentle, intelligent, and sensitive.

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