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Not going to lie. I fucking hate computers. Other people's computers, mostly, but there is an ample amount of hate directed at my own, too.

macOS and Windows exacerbate this by layering fucking mountain-loads of indirection and hand-holding. I hate being support for systems whose decades-long focus has been for single-user, home setups, not actual enterprise work.

Bandaids for bandaids. Goddamn.

@nathand My CPU is running an operating system, trying to dynamically predict the behaviour of the programs I execute for faster branch prediction, yet the instruction set provides no way of saying “please branch in 8 instructions”.

It's turtles all the way down, and the turtles are all badly designed and assembled, if they aren't some completely different system *pretending* to be a turtle (with only moderate success).

@nathand I sent my family-support obligations chromebooks years ago, after tiring of supporting them. That's not so great either from a privacy-standpoint, but is _great_ from a never-have-to-provide-support standpoint.

If you're experiencing this at work though, we're all just as miserable as you are. The "senior" windows sysops throw up their hands, and somehow people's problems filter down to the linux/unix sysops.

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