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Good: Got the battery replaced in wife's otherwise still-working-great Note 8.

Bad: Repair shop told us Samsung is phasing out parts for it, and we had to go to another location to find one that had the batteries in stock.

Ugly: I had to drive on the 405. 4 times (there & back twice).

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Our timeline is filled with people celebrating that #adobe plans to offer a freemium version of #Photoshop for the browser.

Just in case you didn't know:
#GIMP, #Krita @krita, #Inkscape @inkscape, #Scribus and many other great graphics tools are already available - free/libre to use, free to improve, free to share. Check them out! 💙

Review of Star Trek: Discovery - Season One ★★★★☆

Star Trek with the pace of Farscape, weaving through existing lore and focused on one crew member's quest for redemption.

hyperborea.org/reviews/tv/disc

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sfconservancy.org/news/2022/ju "Marina tirelessly created and improved systems to help new people contribute to GNOME and free software, generally"

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Firefox Rolls Out Total Cookie Protection By Default To All Users | The Mozilla Blog lemmy.ml/post/316998

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Also, setting up Plex on a headless box is a pain, because you can only configure the server on a connection *on localhost*, and you can bet it doesn't work with Lynx. Official solution is to set up an SSH tunnel from whatever device you're actually running your browser on.

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OK, Plex seems to be working on the , I can stream a song to my phone and it's scanning the massive local music folder.

But this whole having to log into a cloud account in order to use my local media server with my own purchased (or free) media thing is kind of skeevy.

Thinking once I've experimented a bit more I'll try Jellyfin & compare them

Stumbled across this article again...just as relevant (if not more) than it was back in the day.

HOWTO Pay for Free Software
files.puzzling.org/wayback/pay

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RT @swyx@twitter.com

🎉 Happy IE11 End of Life Week everybody!!!

Reminder that Microsoft is deprecating IE11 starting *THIS WEDNESDAY*

docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifec

Press F to pay respects

🐦🔗: twitter.com/swyx/status/153635

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Mandel-bro: comes with a set of identical, smaller bros

Speaking of Portal 2, have i mentioned how impressed I am with the design on the multiplayer co-op levels? Every one of them actually requires 2 players working together. And it's much better than trying to play a 1-player level with 2 players

I seem to remember reading that during play testing, if anyone found a 1-player solution it was filed as a bug

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Looking at an icon that i think is supposed to be a rocket blasting off, but since the kid has re-discovered Portal 2, i swear it looks more like a Portal turret

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Who here is a fan of Pete’s Dragon? I am, and I did some digging into the history of child abduction, its connection to Pete's Dragon, and other odd facts.

All while expressing my deep affection for a classic of the genre!

shaunduke.net/2022/06/petesdra

Who called them indexing bots and not web phages?

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If you are setting your torrent client to "English (GB)" you are technically not pirating.

You are privateering.

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The energy requirement for teleportation was enormous. Good old E = mc² came to the rescue, although the mass converted to energy must come from the traveller.
"On your passport photo you have long hair and beard," said the border guard.
"Yes, I teleported here."
"Ah, of course."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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