@atoponce That's the deal. You kinda have to choose between being able to make you living, entertain yourself, communicate, and survive in the worst case 🤷
@wizzwizz4 What happens when an emergency hits while in the process of modifying the laptop? What happens if something goes wrong during modification, and the laptop breaks?
@lig Well picking between having what I already use and something I've already done without is pretty easy.
@lig I discovered this while on my quest to verify on odysee without a phone, or credit card (I ended up giving up tho)
@lig I did this a long time ago, laptop broke while I was on a job away from home. Had a work desktop computer, and my Treo, and I was able to ssh to my server and do chat/email/file stuff, track appointments, make calls, look at maps on the go. Even then I couldn't survive without a smartphone. A local computer's a nice luxury.
@SrEstegosaurio hard to keep it alive for two weeks and make emergency calls from a place far from a free wifi.
@lig fair point, hmmm in case of moving a lot and being not in home a phone maybe end being more useful
@lig Laptop. Easy. You could have online calls and online calling aoftware is so good its better than any calling company you have. Soo yeah laptop. This is easy as heck
@lig I answered this assuming that I might still have a desktop computer. Otherwise my answer would be different. In fact, for many years the only one of these I've owned has been a smartphone.
@lig I would be happy to give up the smartphone and just live life with the three other options. Unfortunately, the smartphone seems to be the best, out of these, to mimic the functionality of the others. So if I had to choose, I would choose the smartphone, and be absolutely miserable for a year.
@lig @edsu This doesn’t say what *else* I’m allowed to have. I went with tablet under the assumption I can still have a vps to connect to, so I can ssh/VNC into that for most of my development, but that a desktop is too close in spirit to a laptop. If the first assumption is false, if’s want a laptop instead; if the second is false, I’d want a smartphone instead.
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