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Been thinking recently about the modern phone paradigm, and how broken and useless it's become.

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Either the screen's too small or the device is too big; they're awkward one way or the other.

Typing on a screen is horrible. It's better than the on-screen keyboards for games consoles and (ugh) TVs, but what isn't? It also steals space from the already-too-small screen.

The fad for slimness and smoothness is in direct opposition to functionality. The line between "device" and "fashion accessory" got destroyed years ago, and yet still companies find ways to make them even less "device-y."

Ports and slots keep vanishing, (easily) replaceable batteries are becoming ever rarer, and all the internal hardware has to compete to exist in ever thinner packages.

While we're on the subject of awful design choices, there's "the" notch. However-the-fuck it's being redesigned *this* quarter, just to screw with UI designers.

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If you see a word or term that you *want* to understand, try searching for it.

If searching is harder than;
- Highlight word/term
- Select "Search" or similar from menu

You may want to find a new browser/client. That's how easy it *should* be.

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Ok, if this the best takedown of anyone can dp, I'm gonna keep giving no fucks;
nearlynon.tumblr.com/post/1786
This is disingenuous af, posits her agreeing with things when she's responded *without disagreeing* (protip: silence is only consent when **you're in control**), and posits the Justine character as espousing TERF ideology (WUT, also NO, also isn't it kinda transphobic to mistake bitterness about shiz trans people face with *actual TERF rhetoric*?).
There's so much reaching going on I'm surprised the author didn't sprain something.

There's also a lot of "this tweet was deleted to **cover it up**" (emphasis mine). So... maybe? Maybe she was drunk-tweeting (all those alcoholism "jokes" *aren't jokes, folks*), sobered up and went "Oh fuck the hell no."

By all means, find me something better. But if your issue with Natalie is that she's nuanced and even *flawed*, and experiences gender and transition differently, then... Ehhh.

Death Stranding 

Death Stranding 

Death Stranding, subtoot 

"You can also use the PageUp and PageDn keys to move by screenfuls, if
your terminal has them, but you can edit more efficiently if you use
C-v and M-v."

"You can use the arrow keys,
but it's more efficient to keep your hands in the standard position
and use the commands C-p, C-b, C-f, and C-n."

"You'll find it easy to remember these letters by words they stand for: P for previous, N for next, B for backward and F for forward. You
will be using these basic cursor positioning commands all the time"

The tutorial for Emacs seems kinda defensive about its control scheme. That's... cute?

Related to an earlier but hyperbolic post, but on a more realistic level; if you don't have Facebook, etc., how does that affect your employment/work relationships?

Have you ever outright been turned down for work because you don't have FB?

(Reminder that FB, Insta and WhatsApp are the **same thing**)

In case you're looking for fonts similar to Comic Sans for the sake of readability, here's a couple, plus OpenDyslexic.

Links below.

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