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Je résilie ma carte UGC illimité pour son anniversaire et donc le terme du contrat, économie de 440€ par an à investir dans quelque chose qui apporte plus que des odeurs suspectes, des connards au téléphone et des sièges sales et qui grincent.

Flash sales are ridiculous on Amazon when it's not overpriced Chinese junk that they sell for what it's actually worth: I want to get a SSD and the prices have gone higher since the post-Christmas sales! Thanks CamelCamelCamel for confirming I'm not crazy.

The Switch is ARM64 so is playing the Switch on smartphones and set-top boxes going to be a thing at some point? Crazy world we live in.

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Since newer game consoles are amd64 machines (or are they really?) will the software to emulate them on amd64 machines emulate any hardware or only replicate some quirks and go around some DRM? Will most people in 5 years even own amd64 machines?

I hope people got me wool socks for Christmas. I'm pretty sure at least one person got me wool socks for Christmas. I think I subconsciously never buy enough socks I like so people have a good gift option.

Huh. So the pilot of the Enola Gay, his middle name was Warfield. "Paul Warfield Tibbetts, Jr." Flew a plane named after his mom. Autographed photos of the newly flattened landscape.

Flew the lead bomber of his squadron in 1942, the first American daylhight heavy bombing mission. His bomber at that time was named "Butcher Shop" and he basically tore around carpet-bombing France. He felt bad about bombing French civilians (due to accuracy; targets were supposed to be German/Vichy military), but had a change of heart:

> I was instructed to perform a military mission to drop the bomb. That was the thing that I was going to do the best of my ability. Morality, there is no such thing in warfare. I don’t care whether you are dropping atom bombs, or 100-pound bombs, or shooting a rifle. You have got to leave the moral issue out of it.

1975 interview: "I sleep clearly every night."

That level of stoicism? Of course he was a midwesterner. A dude whose middle name was literally "Warfield". The stones, man!

"I will produce the X62 ,5th batch .CPU is I5-5200DU . if any one want this mainboard. pls contact me by email"

I have always gotten comments about my Thinkpad X62 and I am happy to share that they are doing a 5th batch of the motherboards. the tough part is the screen (they were rare two years ago, they're basically impossible to find now?)

but, if you've got an x61 you'd like to upgrade...there's a 5th batch from 51nb happening!

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This innocuous green van is an unmarked police vehicle fitted with a #FacialRecognition camera, scanning and making uniquely identifiable maps of the faces of every single person who walks by in London's Leicester Square today #ResistFacialRec

French law does not even hide from that: it’s a crime to engage in any behavior the police shows if you’re not one of them, they call it all kinds of different legal names for every variant but it all boils down to “We’re the only ones allowed to have guns and use them”. People that are not police and are allowed to carry guns have to wish for leniency because it can end badly even if they shot someone in self-defense, since self-defense laws are so fucked up here.

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I think people in the USA should look at gun laws in the European Union and realize that’s the bare minimum the local anti-gun crowd wants: a disarmed and docile populace not allowed to defend itself without extreme legal consequences, thus making the State the sole entity allowed to have armed agents without fear of losing everything.

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If you want to own a gun in France don’t do graffiti because it’s grounds to enter the national register for people not allowed to own guns. That’s a thing and quite a few non-violent “crimes” are enough to be put in it!

Here’s the complete list in French:

Category D2 is still legal to own (not carry and certainly not loaded) without the French State knowing or approving. The most sophisticated guns in that category are percussion cap muzzle loaders.

Cheery QOTD:

"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them."

— Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

I love it when Cuban propaganda works and people are convinced it's great because “muh free healthcare”. Ask all the amputees roaming the streets there what they think of the care they receive, make sure the secret police isn't listening or they might not be honest.

A Twitter user using the pseudonym of @TheHackerGiraffe has hacked over 50,000 printers to print out flyers telling people to subscribe to PewDiePie's YouTube channel.

The messages have been sent out yesterday, November 29, and have caused quite the stirr among the users who received them, as they ended up on a bunch of places, from high-end multi-functional printers at large companies to small handheld receipt printers at gas stations and restaurants.

Isn't it ridiculous that most if not all cryptocurrencies are pegged to BTC in relation to fiat? A lot of them are a lot more practical and clever, why did every silly speculator out there think it would be a good idea to invest in loads of currencies and then sell as fast as possible as soon as some prices start dropping? Did so many idiots put their life savings in crypto? Is everyone just there for the shortest term? It puzzles me.

I wonder how people can come to believe that a government monopoly is beneficial because of “economies of scale” and even pretend that classical economists agree! I don't even.

(Encountered while arguing in favour of rail deregulation and privatisation to make it relevant again for transporting more than people)

If you’re interested in WW1 history, watch They Shall Not Grow Old (2018), it’s as impressive technically as it’s emotionally engaging. Beware of ensuing sadness and uneasiness.

Prime Video app and Steam app on Android seem to work fine without GSF installed even though they use them somewhere. Tested on 15.1 klte.

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