Wednesday, November 10

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Daily News Stuff 10 November 2021

Reborn To Be A Slime Edition

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  • The Surface Laptop SE is compact, lightweight, and repairable.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It's designed to be taken apart with just a screwdriver and all the components are easily replaceable.  I mean, yes, the storage and memory are soldered onto the motherboard, but the motherboard itself can be swapped out.  I guess that's something, right?

    And it starts at $249.

    Only problem...  Wait, first problem.  First major problem: The hardware is kind of crap.  It's an Atom-based Celeron with two or four cores, with 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage.  The higher end of those specs is reasonably useful; I have a laptop with 8GB of RAM (albeit a much faster CPU) and it's fine for browsing the web and running SSH sessions.  And an 11" 1366x768 TFT display.

    Second major problem: It runs Windows 11 SE.  This has the minor limitation of preventing you from installing software on it.  You need to use special administrator tools from Microsoft and even then there's a tiny list of software to choose from.

    The target here is not other laptops but Chromebooks and the education market.  Not sure just how much better Microsoft is than Google as the controller and repository of all your personal information.  Maybe a little.


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Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day




Disclaimer: Offer void where it is actually 1979.

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1 And of course, right on cue, ANN's coverage of the Attack on Titan meme brouhaha shows that, besides lacking basic journalistic integrity who will attack anyone except those who pay their salaries, the site is as idiotically biased and prejudiced as the MSM are...Except ANN is even less serious.

Posted by: cxt217 at Thursday, November 11 2021 06:07 AM (MuaLM)

2 I'm so old I remember when ANN covered anime news.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 11 2021 07:51 AM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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