Retroshare.cc - a fully FLOSS decentralized encrypted client with forums, boards, channels, contacts, chat, mail, file sharing, TOR/I2P friendly, and VoIP. No censorship. No corporate system. No central servers. Is this the next step? by JasonCarswell in DecentralizeAllThings

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The macOS version from their website didn't work for me, but v0.6.6 does. You still need to install libnettle using Homebrew first, though.

BIOS updates keep getting reverted by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not that difficult if you go through it step by step. But anyway, you're 100% sure you can boot from those same GNU/Linux images on other computers? If you get into a grub terminal, that's an indication you booted from it. Some images are like that. I recommend that you try it with Trisquel or GNU/Linux Mint.

Retroshare.cc - a fully FLOSS decentralized encrypted client with forums, boards, channels, contacts, chat, mail, file sharing, TOR/I2P friendly, and VoIP. No censorship. No corporate system. No central servers. Is this the next step? by JasonCarswell in DecentralizeAllThings

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I take the credit for discovering it. It looks fantastic with all the features that it has. Currently testing it with people. Wanna try it out with me? PM me for my ID.

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces by StrategicTactic in WorldNews

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So the only problem is that we need to learn to share the planet? That'd mean it's a matter of organizing ourselves differently, rather than inherent, meaning the world is not overpopulated. Do you agree?

My political stance cannot be captured in a spectrum and there's no group I align myself with.

I'm on Gab now. • /s/whatever by LarrySwinger2 in GoodGabs

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I was just archiving it in this particular sub. I didn't mean to hit the frontpage again...

Hm, 14 upvotes while the sub has only 7 readers. I think it's astroturfed.

Propaganda on 4 chan by Canbot in conspiracy

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Yep. The FBI approached moot from the very beginning and he always complied. There was a whistleblower who claimed the FBI forced moot to let them take over moderation on /b/, and he provided some evidence for this, such as the fact that during the janitor applications, you can apply to be janitor for any board except /b/. And around 2015 (IIRC), there appeared tests with automated posts on /pol/, where it'd always be the same OP, and then later on someone would bring up Columbia. Censorship also increased over the years. Red flags abound.

BIOS updates keep getting reverted by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Try to understand the problem. ReeferMadness may have a point when he says it's a virus (a rootkit, I suppose). Maybe Windows corrupts it each time on boot, or maybe it never really got out of a corrupted state. It's curious that it fails to boot multiple GNU/Linux distros, even after a BIOS update. To be safe, it's okay to assume that it's both of these issues, and to find a solution for them both.

I will say that if this is a rootkit, it's a really advanced one. I've never encountered that. But it exists. You want to do the flashing independently of the BIOS itself (since a rootkit in the BIOS may corrupt the update process otherwise).

Option A: backup BIOS

Some motherboards have a backup read-only BIOS which you can use for recovery. Check if yours does (by finding out the model name and looking it up, or by checking the manual), and if so, look up how to boot it.

Option B: DOS

If you only have one BIOS, you can flash it from within FreeDOS, if you have the appropriate program. For Gigabyte boards, the program is called Efiflash, and there's probably an equivalent for boards from other companies. You also need to download the latest update for your BIOS from your an official website. So put FreeDOS on a USB stick or CD-ROM drive alongside the flasher program and a BIOS image (and put those two in the same folder).

Then you need to find a way to boot into it. What you can try is to disconnect all your HDDs / SSDs and boot with just the stick / CD connected. In fact, if you have some other media which you're 100% sure your PC should be able to boot from, you can try it with that media first. If it doesn't work with that, there's no use in trying it with FreeDOS.

Option C: USB programmer

But if the above options are both unavailable, you'll have to resort to flashing with a USB programmer. This is more difficult, but I can guide you.

Please let me know if either option A or B is available. If so, I recommend that you don't actually do it, but that you instead make backups first and wipe the disk with Windows on it. Then you flash your BIOS. If both those options aren't available, it may be worth your while to try the BIOS update again like before, but this time perhaps only after wiping your disk. Alternatively, I can explain how to do it with a programmer.

BIOS updates keep getting reverted by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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I'm writing something up for you. I just gotta leave for a couple of hours. This is nothing that can't be fixed.

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces by StrategicTactic in WorldNews

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I do not.

I'm on Gab now. • /s/whatever by LarrySwinger2 in GoodGabs

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X-posting this because it stays archived here for a longer time, for people who browse this sub manually.

Trying to open the BIOS menu just crashes my computer by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Try this first.

Trying to open the BIOS menu just crashes my computer by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can you boot into Windows? On many computers, it controls the BIOS boot process. So you can look for the option to reboot into BIOS settings from there. And why not just make backups and then wipe your drive?

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces by StrategicTactic in WorldNews

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“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.” - Prince Phillip

The "Woke" and how it's become a psyops. by mongre in politics

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The point is that it diverts attention away from more important things, such as the people having been lied to their entire lives, money creation process, 9/11 being an inside job, the NWO, i.e. things that can unite the masses against the upper class, if people would but face the reality of it. These are more important things to focus on.

Is this for real? by one1won in SaidIt

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Don't do what it says.

It's obviously a phishing message. The account is 5 hours old. The script changes the form such that it sends your credentials to woridi5084@0pppp.com. Please upvote the OP to bring this to people's attention.

/u/magnora7 - Is this for real? If this is some kind of attack it's next level. I got this private message today, copypasted in the entirety, and I've tried to replicate the formatting and copied the links (I also have a screenshot I'll add). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

[–]LarrySwinger2 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Please simply remove the code you pasted, in case anyone tries. I hope you haven't done what it says. If you have: please change your password ASAP.

/u/magnora7 - Is this for real? If this is some kind of attack it's next level. I got this private message today, copypasted in the entirety, and I've tried to replicate the formatting and copied the links (I also have a screenshot I'll add). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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Don't do what it says.

It's obviously a phishing message. On his profile it says:

saiditter for 5 hours

It's clearly from an adversary, that's why you didn't get it from /u/magnora7. The instructions will change the code such that the form will send the information to woridi5084@0pppp.com, so that they have your login credentials. Good that you're bringing it to people's attention.

J.C. has risen from the banned. by JasonCarswell in GlossedOver

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Shame that Airbus troll, Chipit bot, and socks shill are still here.

It's worse than that. Dipshit is gaining m7's trust through low effort comments, reflecting m7's thoughts back to him and flattering him. It appears m7's falling for it. Here's the thread in question. What's gonna happen now? Is Dipshit going to call who is and isn't a troll, and will m7 ban people based on that? This is disconcerting.

Imgur supports rounding people up that wear their mask below their nose and removing them from the gene pool by AXXA in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The fact that this is a psy-op, on the other hand, went over her head.

Yo, the front page is full of spam, where’s the morning admins and mods at? by Enza in SaidIt

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Don't forget /s/friends either.

Edit: I'm following you on Gab. And to anyone reading this: feel free to follow me, my profile is here.

Yo, the front page is full of spam, where’s the morning admins and mods at? by Enza in SaidIt

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Yes, m7 should join us in doing it in public.

Can we now bury the COVID-19 conspiracy theories? by adisagar in conspiracy

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It kind of reminds of me the NIST report on the collapse of Building 7.

Fauci:Trump will face surprise infectious disease outbreak... hmmm by zyxzevn in conspiracy

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It's not really a surprise if they expected it...

J.C. has risen from the banned. by JasonCarswell in GlossedOver

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I can't believe your wizard beard isn't getting you laid by itself.

J.C. has risen from the banned. by JasonCarswell in GlossedOver

[–]LarrySwinger2 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It's very apt that you posted this in this sub, because the vote buttons are positioned vertically here, so an upvote symbolizes your rising. That's why you picked this sub, right?

It's good to have you back.

P.S. it's probably a good thing that you missed last week...

I've found a picture of magnora7. by LarrySwinger2 in funny

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Right, I saw your other post just now. I suspect you missed my edit. Could you wait a little while until the astroturf votes lose their significance, and then undelete?

I've found a picture of magnora7. by LarrySwinger2 in funny

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Welcome back!

I've found a picture of magnora7. by LarrySwinger2 in funny

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I didn't immediately think it was astroturf either. I'll say that when I post a joke, I give it a boost by immediately voting it fun in addition to the default insightful vote. Combined with the low age, this makes the algorithm rank it quite high (I saw it on #7 or so straight away), but this effect is counteracted if there isn't a stream of upvotes. But a post like this is easy to consume and invites quick upvotes, so those could all be authentic. Will you consider undeleting it? I think a bit of banter about the situation will do us all good.

Edit: or maybe wait a little while until the astroturf votes lose their significance, and then undelete?

This is ridiculous by jykylsin2034 in funny

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They certainly made a fool out o poor Musky.

The thing is that it's mostly m7 who was made a fool of... See my post below.

This is ridiculous by jykylsin2034 in funny

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Okay, good detective work. Here's my current impression of what happened, based on the limited data I have. It should be taken more as a possibility.

  • /u/bobbobbybob and /u/magnora7 were bickering over how this site should be moderated. bob left out of frustration.
  • m7 may or may not have banned bob on top of that. (I can't tell.)
  • the ironleft trolls, realizing that bob wouldn't be around to set the record straight, created the hoax that m7 banned bob for transphobic slurs. The idea was to frame others for spreading it. They did this by using fake accounts (/u/bobbobbybob2 and /u/bobbobbybob3) to send this image (which is clearly fake) to, at the very least, /u/AmericanMuskrat and /u/Enza (as you can see here).
  • Muskrat, mistaking it for a real screenshot by the real bob, shares it with others.
  • m7 gets the impression that the fake screenshot originated from Muskrat and bans him.
  • Muskrat has only limited capacity for drama and, instead of fighting it, simply announces his leave.

So how do you guys feel about this? Can you see how they were simply looking who'd take the bait, and how Muskrat was caught in crossfire? Of course, I only have part of the picture. But m7, please consider to what degree you're basing his ban on actual evidence that he's a shill instead of being framed. For example, when you say he posted about how great it is to have sex with 17 year olds, was it really him posting those things? I saw this screenshot, but it's obviously just as fake as the bob screenshot. I don't know in what other ways he was stirring up drama (because I miss things). But if we're left with him pushing the boundaries, then that doesn't mean he's a shill. Carswell posted in /s/tits, but that doesn't make him a shill. If Muskrat's a shill, he's an impossibly convincing one. He made witty posts and befriended established users. This is atypical for shills, they don't put in that kind of effort. I have further evidence that he was framed, which I will PM to you.

Edit: to add, I think bob's a real user as well. They were rude, but people have acted like that online forever, they're simply enjoying the anonymity that the Internet provides. I don't think so many people would find them interesting (myself included) if they were a troll.

This is ridiculous by jykylsin2034 in funny

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The "Woke" and how it's become a psyops. by mongre in politics

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The ironic thing is that the meaning of red pilled has also shifted toward people holding primarily antifeminist views.

The "Woke" and how it's become a psyops. by mongre in politics

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I 'member.

A picture taken at the first Saidit conference by LarrySwinger2 in funny

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CNN Slips Up - Admits Lockdowns are Coercion to Force People to get Vaccinated, Accept 'New Normal' by scrubking in politics

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On the subject of bait: I think I'll bite.

Distancing, masks, vaccine, and regular testing (and tracing where possible) will keep the virus from spreading and mutating.

Can you provide a source for any of these claims?

/u/AmericanMuskrat EXPOSED as a PEDOPHILE in LEEKD screenshot!!! by leeks in SaidIt

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ZOMG I am so appalled! He can no longer be my In'nernet friend.

UK: Woman Jailed for 18 Weeks for Being a 'Holocaust Denier' by scrubking in WorldNews

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People get jailed for research into the holohoax in Europe. It's been like this for a long time.

CNN Slips Up - Admits Lockdowns are Coercion to Force People to get Vaccinated, Accept 'New Normal' by scrubking in politics

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Clickbait title because it's not a slip. She made a conscious decision to phrase it this way. You should know by now that the masses are propagandized to the point that they will find this normal.

I screwed up by Basghetti in Introductions

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It still isn't mandatory. They're just less clear about the it, but you can still leave it blank.

A picture taken at the first Saidit conference by LarrySwinger2 in funny

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It was great to finally meet you guys in person. It's too bad that /u/JasonCarswell wasn't invited... But anyway, see you all next year!

A picture taken at the first Saidit conference by [deleted] in SaidIt

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It was great to finally meet you guys in person. It's too bad that /u/JasonCarswell wasn't invited... But anyway, see you all next year!

I took this picture at the Saidit conference by [deleted] in SaidIt

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It was great to finally meet you guys in person. It's too bad that /u/JasonCarswell wasn't invited... But anyway, see you all next year!

Alexander The Great, financed by jewish bankers? Jews had already established powerful banking houses that were able to provide loans to states going back to the Babylonian era. Alexander gave Samaria to the jews, tax exception for their fidelity (financial support?) to him. by Jesus in conspiracy

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The second image has a low resolution. Also, direct links would be nice.

See also A Brief History of Spookery, which follows Miles Mathis's style of research. Specifically "Where did all the Phoenicians Go" by Mathis himself is relevant.

PortableApps.com is the world's most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. by Panzerfaust in Software

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is another thing to that could be added to "What Linux struggles with": there's only a handful of portable apps for it.

WHEN YOU DONT TRUST THE EXPERTS (Barricade Garage) by LarrySwinger2 in funny

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These are much better awakening videos than that other guy's, in my opinion.

Facts About COVID-19 (Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field) by zyxzevn in Coronavirus

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What's the source for asymptomatic transmission being 0.4% or otherwise insignificant?

( Addition2: The virus has not been properly isolated. And the tests are so bad that some scientists even think that SARS-Cov2 may not even exist. Or maybe it did not spread that far, like SARS1 and swine-flu, around which a world-level crisis was organized as well. )

The thing is that long covid is a worldwide phenomenon, people around me have suffered it. If SARS-CoV2 doesn't exist, an alternative explanation is needed.

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do, you’re misinformed.” - Unknown by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

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That's probably a misattribution. See here.

Do it in public by AXXA in SaidIt

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Alright, it's done. Now if there was a page similar to /s/friends but for public upvotes from friends, we'd have a simulation of social media. Because who's going to check my upvotes manually? /u/magnora7 you might want to implement this.

Illuminati Vowed In 1969: ‘Travel Will Be More Difficult’ by Kubrickian in conspiracy

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Yep, I took note of this a couple of months ago. Sharply spotted, A+++.

Browser usage schemes for managing a large amount of tabs by LarrySwinger2 in Internet

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No worries, there is no hurry. I don't want you to feel obligated to reply either. If you can draw inspiration from it, I'm happy.

"Did something change overnight?" by Happy_Blueberry3910 in politics

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Hi /u/Happy_Blueberry3910. I see that you're posting quality content straight away. Welcome to this web sight.

Browser usage schemes for managing a large amount of tabs by LarrySwinger2 in Internet

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/u/JasonCarswell asked for my consultancy regarding browsers, and this was my advice. It isn't polished, I might get around to that later, but in the meantime I thought I'd share this. The context is that he would have thousands of tabs open, using extensions that present the tabs vertically in a tree, and the options he was using would hog his memory. So you don't need to read the parent comments. I'm giving a few options, some of them very obscure, for having tree tabs or flat but vertical tabs that don't hog your memory (as much).

Read a book... by Happy_Blueberry3910 in memes

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Lel.

People like you... by Happy_Blueberry3910 in memes

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Note that the word 'slave' derives from Slav, because those people were enslaved so often.

Covid Camps in Toronto, Canada for the Preplanned Third Wave by christnmusicreleases in news

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I don't want to go to Toronto.

Could Biden be Dead? by raven9 in conspiracy

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Do you have a source on that?

Note how his hand covers the black microphone briefly as well, and afterwards the microphone's in front. The footage from the other angle can be seen here. Even from the other angle, his body covers the black microphone. And also note how much the gray camera changes in size compared to Biden. The footage is clearly edited.

Alexa's Involvement with the CIA by LarrySwinger2 in conspiracy

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Oops, I copy/pasted the wrong link. Yes, it gave me a chuckle although it's also cancerous. I meant to link to this video. It shows clearly that it responds differently when you ask about the CIA spying on people compared to other organizations. Really creepy.

David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything (12:48) ~ The Gravel Institute by JasonCarswell in aplusplusplus

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You're welcome to moderate, the invitation still stands.

France, Italy may restart AstraZeneca COVID vaccinations by KaiEdwardBannon in WorldNews

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The Netherlands as well next week.

"Bitcoin To Hit $220,000 This Year" predicts Max Keiser (41:30) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in aplusplusplus

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The sub has officially launched!

It's Already Happening by christnmusicreleases in politics

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A+++.

How far does "Free Speech" go on SaidIt? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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bit people don't seem to take with it well

Does that matter?

You should only be using an old computer by Panzerfaust in technology

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I mistrust Coreboot because there are many NSA agents in their team. Even though it's open-source, what I hear is that spooks who infiltrate such a project will push for complex code, and if the team isn't competent enough, they'll go along with it. As more and more complex code creeps into the software, it becomes vulnerable and hard to fix or maintain. How do you feel about this /u/Panzerfaust ?

You should only be using an old computer by Panzerfaust in technology

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the PSP wasn't anywhere near to being that terrible.

Could you expand on that / provide links? There's no way to neutralize PSP, so I want to know exactly what it does. But how can we even know that when the code is proprietary?

You should only be using an old computer by Panzerfaust in technology

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I disagree. Computers don't get slower, but the WWW becomes heavier and heavier, and for many old computers it's become too painful to browse. Even a simple HTML5 game doesn't run smoothly on my X220.

And as for Intel ME: it isn't that hard to neutralize it, I did it on my own computer recently. Even if you apply that on a newer computer where not all the code is deleted, you can be pretty sure it doesn't spy on you. After neutralization, Intel ME only runs during the startup process, and even then it doesn't have a TCP/IP stack.

Newer chips are faster and more efficient, so you get value for your money. If you don't do any intensive stuff, then weaker hardware will suffice. It's not like all new computers are crazy expensive.

Regarding breakability / hardware being hard to replace: that seems to only apply to laptops (unless something changed in desktop computers that I'm not aware of in the last 5 years). His advice does have more relevance in that area, also because older laptops have better keyboards. But the choice is limited. X220 is a go-to option, but again, it might not be capable of everything you want to do with it. Intel HD 3000 is a limitation. And the batteries of older laptops have degraded, so you have to get a 9-cell battery and carry more weight for less battery life.

The AmericanValues test is now discontinued by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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RIP American Values.

Why are most subs so utterly dead (devoid of comments) and how to fix it? by justvisiting in AskSaidIt

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What does reputation matter on Reddit? Since it's content-centric, it only affects your karma, which is only there for status and doesn't plummet quickly anyway. You may get banned from a couple of subreddits, but you can always make a new account.

New recommedations by zyxzevn in NoNewNormal

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And crawl around on all fours because it's been discovered that the virus spreads between 1.5 and 2m from the ground.

The intelligent virus by zyxzevn in NoNewNormal

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And everyone thought this prize would go to a computer virus.

Orwell's worst nightmares by fred_red_beans in memes

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  1. False flag attacks.

  2. Newspeak and wrongthink. Words have been injected into our vocabulary where a negative connotation is included in the description, and the two become inseparable. The meaning of other words has intentionally been shifted. There are things we aren't supposed to think, such as the idea that conspiracies are real. A TV host only needs to ask "that sounds like conspiracy theory" and the interviewee will immediately retreat and try to avoid the categorization. Another example is "privilege", which is simply an advantage you have, but you get shamed for having it simply from the label. And the book also describes how contradicting notions are held side by side at different moments. An example of this is the idea that there's no such thing as a human race. Differing from this view can get you cancelled without any argumentation being necessary; it has become a dogma. If the dogma were true, it'd entail that it's impossible to be racist. After all, how can you have prejudices or discriminate based on race, if there are no human races? But the same people who subscribe to the dogma, call people racist left and right.

Here's my two cents by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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Why bother saying anything at all? Did you think it made a difference?

I was mostly articulating it for myself because I didn't want to keep it bottled up, and I wanted to see where it'd lead.

Reddit Neoliberals think I'm a "Fascist" by TheAmeliaMay in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I especially love this quote:

I hope she grows out of being socially conservative. It's a weird belief for trans people to hold.

They actually pride themselves on their black and white thinking.

What do you mean when you talk about nations within nations, by the way? How does it differ from nations living in close proximity of each other, or sharing the same area and government?