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For something that's free as in free beer, Linux is pretty fucking awesome.

It's fun to spend a few mins on Twitter then come over here. You launch a few grenades and run before the shrapnel hits you, amirite?

/s

Jeff Bezos' face 

Jeff Bezos smiles with one eye larger than the other...it's kinda unnerving:

Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

WHY do these locations not have commas between city and province? I thought this might be regional formatting but nope

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Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

I'm just flabbergasted that Microsoft is a multi*trillion* dollar company and attracts talent that make multiple millions a year...yet they can't figure this kind of design out?

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Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

Two problems here:

First is that the "set time zone automatically" is greyed out due to requiring location services to be activated, but without having a note or tip that that's why it's greyed out. Also, turning location svcs on to do IP geolocation? Overkill?

Second is that there's a button to set time *and* date automatically. First that should be a switch for setting date automatically, and second it's greyed out due to "set time automatically" being on

Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

Turns out this may have been a false positive...I rebooted and some updates applied and it's working fine now

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Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

open Task Manager removed from Taskbar right-click menu??

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Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

Also... my instinctive way to launch apps that weren't on my taskbar was to press the Windows key and then start typing the name of the app....you can't do that in Windows 11????

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Windows 11 gripes (gaming machine) 

*How* does this make any sense?? By adding "smarts" to the Windows search since Windows 10(? maybe 8 or 8.1) the Windows start search degraded a LOT.

Just started playing Halo infinite...it's not bad...not bad at all 👌

I posted it anyway! Short story inspired by the character Siren Head, but more science-fiction than horror :)

Gary the Hirskutan: bnolet.me/posts/2021/12/gary-t

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Wrote a short story prompted by "Siren Head"

I've seen a lot of stuff inspired by Siren Head but it's all in the genre of or in the vain of the genre of horror. I wanted to write something that lent a little more credibility and knowledge to the character. It's more in the realm science-fiction.

Would ya'll be interested in reading it?

Aside: Just found out that iPhone battery replacements for newer devices costs $69 USD...nice 👌

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It's pretty insane that reasonably costing laptops today can be plugged into a single USB4 docking station and take care of 90% of people's computing needs while driving 2 1080p screens

These Apple/Android fanboy/haters really get me riled up. Like how can both sides be so ignorant yet so passionate at the same time?

There was a time where you could clearly say X was better than Y but now it's really just a matter of taste and what kind of commitment you're willing to make.

GAH Neil DeGrasse Tyson is insufferable.

"Happy Holidays! and here's why christmas is imPOSSSIBLE" as if anybody every truly believed that Santa's delivering presents across the world beyond a young age 🙄

Do some white people change their emoji skin colour preference after tanning all summer? 🤔

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