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I'm linking to this more for the attached recording of the radio interview than for the article, but the article's okay, too.

To whom it may concern,

Sep. 15th, 2017 08:15 pm
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FYI/PSA/whatever: My living situation has changed, probably permanently, definitely for the short-term, and is highly unlikely to go back to what it was before, in either case. My elderly mother and I are no longer living by ourselves in my elderly mother's home, for reasons that I don't feel at liberty to discuss in a public forum like this. As of two nights ago, we are now living in the home of one of my sisters.

What this means for me as far as computer-related stuff is concerned is that I currently have access only to my laptop, not my main desktop computer. I do have Internet access (obviously), but I will most likely not be online nearly as often as I used to be, for the foreseeable future. For one thing, I will not be gaming nearly as much (if at all, at least within the next several days), though that's not necessarily a bad thing. Will probably still try to check email/Facebook/Twitter/etc. at least once a day, whenever possible.

So, yeah, don't expect to see nearly as many posts from me on here or Twitter or Facebook or wherever.
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Latest addition: September 14, episode 122.

All previous episodes can be found in this tag.

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Man, fuck Dell.

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:59 pm
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So, I turned my laptop on for the first time in months, and the fucking battery is dead. And I don't just mean dead as in uncharged, but dead as in "permanent failure" or "battery cannot be identified." I could probably count on one hand with fingers left over the number of times I've turned this goddamn thing on since the last instance of having problems with it. It still works, obviously (because I'm using it), with the power cord plugged in, but the battery is just straight up dead as shit, "0% available (plugged in, not charging)".

I tried updating the bios, which some people claimed help to solve erroneous "battery cannot be identified" issues, but could not do it normally, because it wouldn't let me do it without the battery being above 10% charge. *facepalm* Well, I found a way to force it to update the bios via USB boot drive anyway, but in the end, it didn't help, so I guess the battery is actually fubar.

This is the last time I ever buy a Dell device, that's for goddamn sure.
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Latest addition: September 12, episodes 119 and 120.

All previous episodes can be found in this tag.

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More Pewdiepie dumbshit...

Sep. 11th, 2017 01:28 am
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Just gonna copy/paste from Facebook (which mostly just links back to here, so whatever):

Initial post:

So Pewdiepie is currently trending on Twitter because he said a racist slur during a Twitch stream. That tells you something about Twitter, I guess.

As far as this particular Pewdiepie bullshit goes, I think Scalzi said it best, so I'll just link to his tweet here:

https://twitter.com/scalzi/status/906981444937011200

As for Pewdiepie in general, I've pretty much already said far more than I'd have thought I'd ever need to say about this asshole, so I'll just link to that as well:

https://kane-magus.dreamwidth.org/598591.html
https://kane-magus.dreamwidth.org/754172.html
https://kane-magus.dreamwidth.org/796923.html


First follow-up comment:

Also, this: https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/10/16285188/pewdie-pie-racist-slur-firewatch-retaliation-dmca

All the luck and good fortune to you, Mr. Vanaman.


Second follow-up comment:

Also also, this: https://twitter.com/AnneWheaton/status/906997271241277440

Bwahahaha, fuck Pewdiepie.


(EDIT)

Third follow-up comment:

Oh, and for all the morons trying to claim something along the lines of "Well, if Pewds had just said 'nigga' instead of hard-R 'nigger,' it would've been fine" or whatever nonsense as that... nope, sorry, that's not how it works, either.

A white dude like Felix Kjellberg does not get to throw out any variation of that word to an audience of thousands without consequences.

See also: https://kane-magus.dreamwidth.org/49410.html

And no, once again, this is not a fucking "free speech" issue. Here, have that xkcd explaining this yet again: https://xkcd.com/1357/


(/EDIT)
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...and I will switch to Linux when Windows 7 is no longer viable to use, because fuck Windows 10 with a rusty eggbeater.

So yeah, this thing happened again, just like the last time it happened.

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