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Everything posted by Ruckus42

  1. Agreed, this is a remarkable feat regardless. And agreed, it is not for the average consumer. This first version could be considered a dev kit. I'm tempted to buy it just to support the project. And maybe to have a little piece of history. It could end up being remembered as fondly as the shitty old G1.
  2. Well, being an open-source project, it's entirely possible another hardware manufacturer could knock something together with higher specs and plop the OS on there, since that work has been done. I'm way more interested in the OS than the hardware.
  3. Yeah, you're right, it is very low-spec. I see it as more of a tinker toy at this point, and an expensive one at that. They were talking about getting it to run Android apps. Doesn't look like they've cracked that yet though.
  4. It's a first gen product and the first of it's kind. So yes, it's bound to be expensive and a little rough around the edges (although I personally like the chunky modular design). The OS is the real selling point here for people who value privacy. If it becomes popular, the future iterations will be much more polished and feature-rich.
  5. True, I'm on Verizon too and it's the only thing that works in my town, so I'm probably out of luck there. @Linus Review please?
  6. I do really like that about it, yeah. Give be a brick that I can tear down and fix any day!
  7. I've been wanting an alternative to iOS and Android for a long time. And if this project is a success, we'll finally have an option. And it's an option that gives you full control, as Linux tends to do! Read more here: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/09/purisms-librem-5-phone-starts-shipping-a-fully-open-gnulinux-phone/ "The internal construction of the Librem 5 is absolutely wild. While smartphones today are mostly a single mainboard with every component integrated into it, the Librem 5 actually has a pair of M.2 slots that house full-size, off-the-shelf LTE and
  8. Oh. Wait. Just checked Floatplane. WAN Show hosted there for the first time. Well shave my bits and call me Sally, I just proved myself wrong!
  9. Thanks for that, but I did find the link. My point is that if it has to be hunted down because it's not listed on the channel, that's a problem. And I think it's happening to other channels too. YouTube needs to fix their shit. This could cost creators views.
  10. No it doesn't, you don't have the latest there. The latest is from yesterday, titled "All Pro Gamers are Bots! - WAN Show May 31, 2019"
  11. Yeah, that's no good at all for those of us wanting to watch yesterdays WAN Show. Luckily I had it in my notifications history so I still had a workaround. So, how about WAN Show hosted on Floatplane already, guys? Huh? HUH?? Yeah, I know, bandwidth, long-form video, blah blah.
  12. For some reason, when I navigate to "Videos" on the LTT YouTube channel, the latest WAN Show just ins't there. Is YouTube doing something dumb again? Wouldn't surprise me. Look, screenshot. PROOF! Anyone else seeing the same, or is it just me?
  13. And unfortunately, despite all the efforts by the left to exercise "inclusion", the result is fascist dictatorship. If free speech is only acceptable to you when people agree with you, then you're not in favor of free speech. You have to fight for your opponents right to free speech too. As long as nothing illegal is being said or promoted, it shouldn't get removed from any platform. When you ban people from a platform in order to protect peoples feelings, you end up down a rabbit hole. There's a girl who had to be protected in her university against sauce on food. SAUCE ON FOOD. SERIOUSLY.
  14. Oh boy, people just got pushed further into the shadows. Dissenter has been removed from the Google Web Store and the Firefox Add-on page. I'm seeing some real authoritarian nightmare coming from the left with this, and it can't possibly end well:
  15. These days, when a leftie says Nazi, they really just mean someone more conservative than themselves. The word has lost all meaning. If you ask someone if they're a Nazi, and they say "yes" proudly, then fair enough, it's true. But you have a slew of people today laughing and shaking their heads because they receive that accusation when it's anything but true. And now when I hear "Nazi", I have to think "Oh, here we go again". I'd really rather those waters didn't get so muddy. I don't want to have to question that, but I don't have a choice. That depends entirely on the maturity of bo
  16. It's not good to take peoples access to discussion away. You push them into the shadows where they find others they agree with. An echo chamber. And that's how you get radicalized. Better to keep them engaged in conversation with smart people who might change their minds. I was personally a hardcore conspiracy theorist. After hundreds of lengthy conversations, I've become much, much more sensible in my thought processes. And now I see people in the same trap I used to be in. And I want to help them out of it.
  17. Nope, those things are illegal; Threats, incitement of violence... They shouldn't be allowed on any platform. But I'm talking about things that are far from illegal or promotion of illegal activity. There are simple opinions that some people are offended by very easily. Those things should not be banned just because a fragile person says so. How do you define hate speech? It's very hard. What if I accused you of hate speech for this message you sent? And what if the "believe the victim" mentality is all that matters? Then you're banned for simply bringing valid points t
  18. Diversity of opinion is very important. And people are SO easily offended these days, that you could be saying something as simple as "sperm fertilizes egg" and the gender neutral camp loses their minds. So unfortunately, we now have to push the right to offend, not because we want to be jerks, but simply to have conversations about things that exist in reality.
  19. Ah, but that's not true much of the time. Some people are being banned for nothing of the sort. Just simple disagreements. The left likes to loudly yell "racism and sexism" when they get challenged rather than try to have productive conversations.
  20. Ah, fair enough. I figured it was quite similar to the kind of tech news they tend to discuss on WAN show, but I guess they even joke about how real tech news rarely ever happens!
  21. I agree with everything you said except 1 thing: This is certainly tech news. You're right, nobody HAS to looks at comments anywhere. But they do. A lot. If a content creator gets banned from a platform due to political views (something happening more and more these days), they still have a voice. Who's listening is a valid critique. Bending to the loud minority happens far too often. It's refreshing to see something come up that refuses to.