Lots of new people out there... #welcome
Here are my #introductions
Also big advocate of #openhardware.
I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.
"In Search Of A Flat Earth" is Dan Olson's 1:16m documentary about the true nature of conspiratorial thinking, AKA "Why do some people think the Earth is flat?" (and also that Qanon is real, etc).
This is a subject I'm really interested in. I think we grossly overemphasize the role that algorithms play, and largely ignore the role that corruption and other real-world "conspiracies" play in making other conspiracy theories seem plausible.
So let me see if I have this right...
Labour day was created on North America so that workers could spend a day off work so they could labour at home and get their households ready for autumn and winter in advance. That way they can free up time to put more hours in at work leading into the Christmas shopping season.
Have I got it right?
...and there is probably one thing even more evil than gluing/soldering the cells into devices: battery controllers with DRM built in. Yes, just like how printer makers were putting electronics in their ink cartridges preventing refills. Some devices and battery packs have self destructing charge controllers that stop working when the input voltage goes too low to prevent 3rd party cell replacement.
I know. Liability blah blah blah. That is the excuse. The real reason is planned obsolescence.
For all the amazing progress in battery tech there has been a very serious regression: the abandonment of standard retail/consumer sizes:
The comments are mostly typical YouTube tech-bro of course: lots of "just buy 18650 or pillow cells from Alibaba, rip the old battery apart and put in the new cells". No. Just no. Yes Fran has the ability to do that but I'm sure she'd rather spend that time doing her actual projects, and few other people are even able to...
August Community update!
- elementaryOS 6 coming to Pinebook Pro
- PineTab RTL-SDR + LoRa expansions & pre-orders this month
- last change for postmarketOS CE
- many community PinePhone projects
- Pinecil coing in September
- PineCube in September
- MUCH more:
When people start to favourite and boost one of my old toots
Hmm...so running `apt update && apt upgrade` and rebooting made phone calls come back again on #mobian
Imma gonna leave it like this for awhile and just *use* my Free/open fondleslab for a change. Maybe think of some app ideas since @thatgeoguy asked before. Maybe a fitness tracker for when I go jogging would be nice...hmm...
I'm back on my #PinePhone BS again this weekend. Tried out a few more OSes and tried installing to internal flash. Wifi, LTE data and SMS Just Work™️ with everything. Ironically voice calls are the trickiest thing to get working on this "phone" 😂
Was beginners' luck having calls work initially without effort I guesd. but I'm still learning and having fun.
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