I’m glad for my shit laptop. Haven’t turned it off in 16 months – just hibernate – ’cause when I do a shutdown and reboot, it takes 1/2 hrto FINALLY be usable. It’s like that car that you have to keep running ’cause it’s too hard to start.

I’m glad for my shit laptop. Haven’t turned it off in 16 months – just hibernate – ’cause when I do a shutdown and reboot, it takes 1/2 hrto FINALLY be usable. It’s like that car that you have to keep running ’cause it’s too hard to start.

win7. There’s an 8 in the house and a 10. I caretake but they’re not mine. This is my baby.

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Thing’s on last legs forever but I use computers until they’re useless. That way when I upgrade, it’s a genuine surprise.

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Been online since ’89 and know PC’s in and out. Head tech at repair shop for a few years, built dozens of computers through the years for self and others. I know I could do all that.

Thing is, I etched the shit out of this HD from running a Minecraft server from 2012-2014 non-stop. It’s a $400 POS and I like challenging computers to give me what they can.

It’s ready for 3rd keyboard. Laptop. Not a fan of laptops usually but it keeps me from constant tinkering.

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I found the less I mess around with it, the more I get done. I have iPhone for same reason. Can’t mess with it. Nice change. Usually I spent my time “perfecting” instead of actually using.

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I *should* be “that guy” with the roomful of networked systems running every conceivable operating system, most expensive connection, whole house wired up for everything and all IoT.

But I gotta resist my nature as much as possible. I stick with Win7. Cheap Laptop. Keeps me humble. Most people are shocked I’m not Mr. Linux but I know if I did, I’d be mucking around the inner workings constantly.

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I got a few VMs on here to mess around with. I do enjoy emulations. But really, it’s to stay close to the people I need to support. Regular people. If I go through what they go through I understand them. Never could stand elitism – and I do it myself (like the “I’m been online forever” shit I’m embarrassed I said).So it’s kind of a code for me. Weird, I know. Ascetic in a way.

 

<- not happy ’til full body immersive holography. Sorry fellas.

You’ll spot the flaws in the best displays after a little while. No matter how good.

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immersion to me is no screen, no goggles, free body movement through 3D space, no visible light source, no sense of “I’m in a room”.

I’m glad people are going in the directions they are but I think we’re a LONG way from where we ought to be.

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Sounds familiar – shit was I referencing? god I hope not. I was in a holographic arcade thing in the late 80s and had ideas from it.

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Nothing that complex Evan. Just a well planned projection room with high quality lighting well enough to be convincing. I don’t think it even has to be laser holographic per se but better projections for sure from all sides of the space.

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Yeah. But we’ll probably get retina implants LONG before that. We already have the tech, just implementing it safely.

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True. I dunno. I just don’t like stuff touching my skin. “Wearables” were always annoying to me.

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Embodied cognition wise, our devices already are our extensions, even in our brainspace. So, might not have to do much more than be unobtrusive.

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I think if it’s unobtrusive and feels like a natural extension, like a car or my computer keyboard does to me now while using it, our brains may be more forgiving of imperfections, much like how you can ignore a scratch on a pair of glasses.

So, forget my immersive room shit. Holodeck, god, was I really suggesting that? Sadly, I was.

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we’re part of that promised global brain now. It was so easy too. Nobody really saw it happening. We still think “its coming soon”.

I’m glad so much of the planet is online. It was fun being nerd club way back on BBS’ and early internet + stuff, but I always was an internet advocate. Get everybody on. See what happens.

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Plus, each new group that gets on is smarter. Sure, some history might be missing, but they’re starting from higher ground. New imaginations. The 8 yr olds hacking their first game for extra shit leaving “fake” on every “amazing” youtube video will have DIFFERENT imaginations of the future. Their imaginations start where mine starts to end. I can’t wait tbh.

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I think that’s true in that more bodies are online. But hackers are hackers and show up in every generation.

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My 4 yr old nephew can’t draw well but he can kick ass in Roblox with my 12 yr old nephew. Now my 12 yr old nephew couldn’t do that at 4. I think that’s what makes the 4 yr old “Gen Alpha” and the 12 yr old Gen Z. There’s a real change happening.

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Troubleshooting is definitely a personality trait. Whatever the device, most people don’t wanna know nothing. Just get it working. But through necessity (why kids learn stuff) or interest (why we do), some will.

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