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TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

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If you are into old PCs then PhilsComputerLab is a really great channel, he has lots of videos with benchmarks and building tutorials that are super helpful.

Here's him building a 486 with a modern power supply and flash based storage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHIVGxNnkbA

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TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

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The most popular one has a 174 comment thread full of chuds defending racism and it's just there, hanging out, not getting deleted.

TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

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K8.0 posted:

It lets you pretend that engineering compromises don't exist and tell yourself that you're going to upgrade things that you 100% won't.

I swear the mindless obsession with detrimental customization is bleeding over from games to the real world.

The massively hosed up way we treat consumer electronics and the way that has been beaten into everyone resulting into dumb takes like these is loving horrifying.
Every part in every device should be easily replaceable. As many parts of these devices as possible should be open sourced so that parts can be sourced more locally and we absolutely need to make these things last trough many owners and many years of use because let me tell you, the current way we do things where we throw out 99% of all the poo poo we use is making some real bad poo poo happen to the world you live in.

One laptop company isn't going to change things, we need strong regulatory action here and this is just the very tiniest tip of the iceberg for the kind of poo poo we're in for the future and if we don't do this and countless other changes then lol, nothing matters we're all turbofucked anyways.

TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

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Former Human posted:

Remember when Hasan Piker said America deserved 9/11 and got fired from The Young Turks?

Given the horrors you have unleashed in the decades after you deserved so much worse.

TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

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K8.0 posted:

And then you get into loony poo poo where people think everything should be modular no matter what, every IC should be socketed, every single board should always be designed to have every component be hand-solder-replaceable by end users, every internal connector should be designed to withstand at least 10,000 plug/unplug cycles, and all kinds of other impractical/undesirable poo poo.

Can people please stop flipping back and forth from extreme to extreme and inventing positions no one holds?

Also no one is wrong or bad for wanting a modular phone or a modular laptop or to tinker with stuff you deem "unusual" to tinker with. This attitude of shaming people for wanting to mess with stuff is super weird and the way it slowly crept in from being nonsense into being consensus is loving creepy.

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