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    what, it compiled :P?

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      Biologists call them “assemblers”, but yes. It assembled.

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      a must be true for the expression as a whole to be true.

      So b or c must be true.

      In this expression, too, a must be true for the expression as a whole to be true.

      Then b as well, or that other thing.

      Isn’t that just kind of nonsensical? Also, naming a thing is (imo) less important than defining it :P and how would this be defined as?

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        From what I know, you can unlock Sony’s bootloader: https://developer.sony.com/develop/open-devices/get-started/unlock-bootloader

        (Well, worked for my Xperia Z1 at least :P)

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          It worked on everything except that Z1C. Every other Sony I could unlock, but that one was from an Irish carrier that required Sony to lock the bootloader for them to be sold in their stores.

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          RIP. The last good version of Windows, as opposed to an ad platform strapped to a program loader. So much for “if it’s free, you’re the product”; if you pay for a Windows device, you’re still the product.

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            Free upgrade from Win7 is not available, so you have to pay at least $200 for the chance to become a product if you want to keep using Windows on your old device as well.

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              Free upgrade from Win7 is not available

              Officially, it isn’t. However, the servers will still happily churn out digital licenses if you do an in-place upgrade with media you can freely download from Microsoft themselves.

              Are you in violation of copyright when doing this? Maybe, pretty hairy question when you think about it. Is Microsoft going to do anything about it? Given they’ve had a few years to, probably not.

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                It is important to note this is not “free” it’s extralegal price discrimination. It’s akin to releasing a torrent of your own game on pirate bay to quality control your pirated copy, so that people who are willing to “break the law” can have it for free, but everyone else must pay. The hope being that the people who broke the law to play it are excited enough to talk to others about it. Economics is a complex beast that often has little care for human laws.

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                  To this point, pirated copies of Windows are probably riddled with pernicious viruses.

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                    You usually just install DAZ loader.

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                It still is AFAIK - and there are so many loopholes (i.e: Windows 7 keys can be used to activate 10, a11y based free upgrades, etc.) that there’s no real reason to buy a Windows 10 license if you already have a Windows 7 license.

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                  can’t you keep using Windows 7?

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                    so you have to pay at least $200 for the chance to become a product …

                    This is exaggerated, a Windows 10 Pro Retail version costs 100€ on amazon and you can get a valid key for like 3$ on ebay.

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                      A valid key doesn’t necessarily mean a legit one.

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                        Interesting. Why the prices on store.microsoft.com are so much higher?

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                      I don’t understand - can’t most of these ads be trivially removed with a bunch of end user visible settings?

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                        Having to change settings in five or more different places to remove ads from a paid OS is much less trivial than it should be, especially in the face of glaring usability issues that could have benefitted from the organizational resources that were invested in promoting shovelware instead.

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                          Ah the age old fight between the bottom line and merchantability. It’s eternal, at least until money goes away and we transition to some kind of post scarcity [U/Dys]topia :)

                          Honestly, and I know I’m a minority view here, I think Windows 10 is by far the most usable Windows version ever. They’ve actually finally added accessibility features that make it usable to me as a partially blind person.

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                            I’m glad to hear that accessibility has improved significantly with Windows 10, thanks for bringing attention to that. I think there’s a less objectionable middle ground between ubiquitous advertising and Star Trek than what we have right now, but at least this revision of the OS isn’t entirely a regression.

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                              To be clear I totally agree that the ads in Windows 10 are an affront and we should all strenuously oppose it. I’ve personally given them quite a bit of feedback on the topic, specifically around making disabling it all permanently easier.

                              But for me its existence, especially since it can be turned off, doesn’t get in the way of my using the very stable and usable work environment Windows 10 + WSL represents.

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                          The average end user struggles to complete their daily tasks let alone audit every setting screen to remove tracking he or she might not even know exists.

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                            Does the average user care though? In most cases the answer is no.

                            I’ll warrant that the morality of adding such advertisements and tracking to a paid product with a non trivial consumer cost is questionable, but, I suspect we’d need a fairly revolutionary change in the way our industry is regulated to get any traction on changing that.

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                              The average user doesn’t know that they can care, because they’re so numb from having their software change out from under them all the damn time.

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                                Speaking as a personal privacy advocate who has been trying to explain things like software freedom and the importance of being able to create privacy first computing environments, even when you invest huge amounts of time in helping them understand, my anecdotal experience says they really, REALLY could care less.

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                        This website doesn’t work with Safari on iOS and the reader mode doesn’t help. It’s sad.

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                          Doesn’t do too hot on mobile Firefox either.

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                            Wix, it seems. Catch, maybe it will work https://archive.is/cG2Dy.

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                            Why not Jabber or XMPP? It has OMEMO (and OTR) “included”, as opposed to IRC. I think it’s more persistent that IRC when it comes to messages and you can basically just hop on somebody’s server being pretty safe about your messages (encryption I’ve mentioned earlier).

                            Besides, Jabber is more distributed than IRC and doesn’t require you to connect to a 1 particular server. While you can dismiss my previous claim about encryption, by saying that you can just self-host and own the data, which is perfectly correct, the another problem arises: what if you have some of your friends on 1 server and some on another? You’ll have to connect to both one way or another (or they’ll have to; or your bouncer), no? And that isn’t very convenient… With XMPP you’ll just connect to 1 server – be it yours or someone’s – and then it connects to other servers. And I do admit that I’m no expert on it, but something tells me that this connection doesn’t have to be persistent for messages to get through, which seems to be a must in IRC.

                            For the record, I love IRC and use it far more than Jabber, but I don’t think that it should be a go-to solution for personal instant communication.

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                              for some reason it kind of reminded me of LOGO

                              also, a very cool light theme!

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                                  Alison Wonderland - Drugs

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                                  I think that a lot of people are well aware of why shouldn’t you use Facebook, but the more important question in that case is how to circumvent it. I daily use Facebook Messenger to communicate with classmates, and having them to make a switch won’t change if even like half of them switch, because a lot of communication is carried through a group chat, and if the other half didn’t want to switch originally and the original half who switched had Facebook before, then it will just leave the group chat as it was. And people are generally not willing to switch, because

                                  1. privacy argument doesn’t work (either they don’t care or “they don’t anything to hide”) even if there’re ads in the application
                                  2. “because everyone is already on facebook” and why would they switch?; besides, I think that even if there was a switch from Messenger then it probably would be to Whatsapp.
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                                    This is really cool. Any plans to design one specificaly catered to programmers?

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                                      I am not the creator, but I’ve found that MadRabbit has something like rockstar-layout: “In an essence this is a variation on the QGMLWY layout from the carpalx project”. I don’t think it’s ai-powered though.

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                                        Not OP but I have created a programmer-centric keyboard layout for MacOS that might be interesting to someone.