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The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".
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Spam subject: "A solution to dealing with stuffy, hot spaces." - It's called Windows, and you can buy it from Microsoft for the low price of $199!

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I love that the Visual Studio installer has its own, smaller installer

Not sure if this is in Qbert-ese or represents a store that's named for a swear word...

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Spam subject: "Your kid has never played minecraft on a screen this big" - Please tell me this is the place Frank bought his 2000" TV from!

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I compared the benchmark numbers for my multithreaded PNG encoder on my upgraded 2009 workstation (8 cores / 16 threads, 2.26GHz Xeon E5520) and this 2018 arm64 laptop (8 cores, 2.96 GHz Snapdragon 850) and they're neck and neck. :D

Sure, the laptop throttles down after a few seconds of sustained CPU usage, but it's a fanless light laptop, not a big ol' mid-tower case.

Tech advancement isn't just about how powerful a CPU we can make, but where we can put them at lower mfg & power cost.

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All I'm saying is calling a car the "Fusion" when it's not fusion-powered is false advertising

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What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?

For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc

@nolan Like the best satire, it has a ring of truth to it! 😂

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New blog post: "How to de-Google your Android phone" nolanlawson.com/2019/06/13/how

That's right; I'm getting back into handy tips and helpful guides. Hopefully this post will steer folks in the right direction!

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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."
– Plutarch

An interesting story about user-testing in the wild...and finding someone who had never used a computer before.

It's almost 10 years old now, but there are still some good lessons about assumptions.

jboriss.wordpress.com/2011/07/

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