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Reading about Google dropping support for the Pixel 3 phone after 3 years - no more OS updates - and it just reminded me of when Linux dropped support for the 386.

After 21 years.

486 is still supported.

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Am i lucky today?

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Hungary, politics/money (-) 

My wife, a teacher: 15 years ago my salary was the same as today.
Me: 15 years ago my salary was the same as yours today.

And this is very, *very* wrong on so many levels.

@JonYoder
I really like Nextcloudʼs Notes app (both on “desktop” (browser) and on Android. For more complex stuff i strongly prefer Emacs and Org-mode.

Below 13 years you are not eligible to have a Spotify account, but you can use the free tier with advertisements probably not tailored for your age.

Apparently my 5yo is capable of sarcasm…

Me, to my 8yo: where are your gloves?
8yo: i left it in school yesterday.
5yo: thatʼs good, this way it warms your hands. Wait… it does not.

Iʼm not completely sure if i should be proud or not… 🤔

No, I don't want to install an app to use these earbuds.

No, I don't want to install an app to activate my cable modem.

No, I don't want to install an app to powerup my dishwasher

No, I don't want to install an app to control my heating and lights.

Why are we taking away the interfaces that directly control these things? Apps can be helpful as an alternative interface and even increase accessibility, but when they are the only option it has the opposite effect.

If GDPR breaks your business model, you should probably reconsider your ethical standards.

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The Elder Scrolls Online is 105 gigabytes.

105. Freaking. Gigabytes.

Is this crazy, or am i just old?

COVID, conspiracy(ish) 

So we have a virus at hand that originates from China. It had a British variant, an Indian variant, a South African variant, and now people talk about a Ukrainian variant. Is it just me, or itʼs really suspicious that no variants were identified in other big countries like Russia or the US?

Meta (AKA Facebook) just unveiled another spy software. I guess they donʼt like competition…

An old joke pops to mind:
Why does law sends thieves to prison? Because the lawmakers hate competition.

Wait, why is wget a dependency of Microsoft Edge for Linux?

@zatnosk
There was a CLI app (and maybe a GUI part, too) called Magic Wormhole which did just that.
@tindall

Bashing, mass lay-off 

I just heard that the CEO of Better.com fired 9% of the staff, including the whole diversity division. If thatʼs true, why are people still working there? Also, if the leaked video is something to believe, this person shouldnʼt sit behind the steering wheel of *any* company, ever.

ndtv.com/offbeat/better-com-ce

An SSD drive that has a small speaker in it that imitates the sound of HDDs when the drive is accessed.

A fiber optic cable modem that imitates the sound of old dialup modems.

On a related side note, i’m now looking for a new tablet. I’d like something of similar size (4″x6″). I’m not an artist and don’t aim to be, so i don’t need high-end stuff. Obviously, i don’t want to spend a ton of money, either. If you have any suggestions, throw them at me!

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