Re: No back light on a black keyboard?
Actually, I would be buying it because it has no lights.
If your room is so dim you need lights on your keyboard, may I suggest you invest in these newfangled things known as light fixtures?
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But that would mean I'd have to stop buying anything, as local stores stock almost nothing I need.
The local auto parts place doesn't stock jack oil any more, for car jacks. Nor does it stock anything but the shittiest of gas cans or oil drain pans.
The local Best Buy doesn't stock wired mice, video capture devices, USB microphones, ethernet switches, or SSD drives.
Nowhere stocks a decent size bench vise, or decent brands of pliers, like Knipex.
When I wanted a decent motion sensitive night-light, so I didn't bang my shins going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I went to Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, Bed-Bath&Beyond, and a couple other places. They had shitty Chinese stuff that wasn't all that motion sensitive, or just stayed on for 10 seconds.
It's so bad, I don't even try any more, even though the Best Buy is only a block away.
The article starts off with "Amazon is famous for its extreme efficiency yet behind the curtain is a crippling culture of surveillance and stress"
I'd think they go hand-in-hand.
It boils down to people being lazy and impolite.
How about people stop the goddamn top posting?
How about email clients having a plain-text version of the email instead of a choice between HTML and fuck-you? A true modern email client should be able to provide plain-text email by checking a preference. If it can't, then it is broken.
The advantage of plain text is that you can search it, and quote it, and thread a conversation in an archiving page, and do a lot of things that HTML breaks.
Why should I have to deal with parsing the shitty HTML a lot of mail clients (including Thunderbird) put out?
gmail and the Apple Mail do a lot of shitty things. For example, I regularly get work emails at home because Apple Mail just puts "Gene Cash" in the address, and people can't tell if that's my work address or my home address. People don't give a shit to the point that I've had to stop responding to these emails from home.
Why are people focusing on the HTML wrapper instead of the message inside it?
If you can't configure your email client, do you really belong on the LKML or writing kernel code?
> Where I live we can have alternative for the same price so why bother with the fast food
Well where I live, I'm fucked. I have either shitty hole-in-the-wall dives that serve hair-in-the-eggs and sweat-in-the-coke or I can go to a chain where at least corporate sets SOME sort of minimum standards.
That's what I get for moving to a town of less than 45K where I can drive around the whole place in 25 minutes.
I use my phone camera an absolute fuckton for documenting things.
For example, I used it to capture how the right switchpod of my bike looked before I disassembled it, and then various stages of that disassembly. I only needed the pictures for about 3 hours, but they were invaluable when I was putting it back together.
Friday I took a picture of where a router was supposed to go, to demonstrate it wouldn't fit there to the boss.
Phone cameras are worth their weight in gold.
Yes, the "normal" Russian trajectory is just under 3 days, but that's a long time cooped up in a very tiny Soyuz.
They've spent a lot of time and effort getting an accurate launch, accurate tracking, and accurate correction burns. After launch they have a very short time to determine the trajectory and the appropriate correction, then do the correction. This took several years and 3 or 4 Progress missions before it was approved for manned Soyuz.
Things are launched east to take advantage of the Earth's rotational speed. it's WHY Kennedy is on the east coast.
Don't buy a phone with a glass back. I reached that decision with my Nexus 6P. Fuck that noise.
I drop stuff so often my grandfather had a special racist swear he would yell at me.
Did you know if you have an empty (no oil, no spring) motorcycle fork leg and you drop it, it destroys the bumpstop and all the hydraulic valves? That cost me nearly $450.
Did you know if you drop one of those WD MyPassport drives, even when it's off, it's destroyed and will never read data again?
You can also destroy Cisco routers and PIX firewalls by dropping them.
All of those options are a major PITA compared to a dialog that pops up for a new site and you just say Y/N
> hit the F12 button to bring up the Developer Tools when the open tab is the site you want to clear cookies from. Click the Storage tab and expand the Cookies option in the left hand menu. Click the relevant site name and all cookies for that site will be listed in the main pane. Select any you want to remove and hit the Delete key.
Seriously? Fuck that.
At least they seem to understand they fucked up. They're at least not going "we take our customer's privacy so very seriously"
OTOH I abandoned Twitter at the beginning of the month when they randomized their CSS to kill adblockers. I just don't have the patience to deal with the torrent of ads.
It's not irrational. TikTok does grab a ton of data.
"We're proud that tens of millions of Americans turn to TikTok for entertainment"
Why? That's like saying "We're proud that tens of millions of Americans babble about inconsequential trivia on Twitter" or "We're proud that tens of millions of Americans jerk it to PornHub" - who cares? It's not something to be proud of.
> I'm pretty sure most of the people I know are racist, but they're pretty sure that they're not
I was raised by horribly racist relatives in a podunk shithole in the Deep South. They thought "Roots" was a comedy, and Kunta Kinte was too uppity and needed to be beaten again. That was the point I realized something was wrong and started trying to get out of there. I think I was 14. My grandfather used the "n-word" at least 3 times a day. My grandmother swore "well, I'll be John Brown!" and JB was a famous abolitionist.
I'm probably pretty racist but I try not to be.
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