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If you advocate violence against cis people, collectively, for being cis, *you are not helping*.

Not only are you being an asshole, *you are part of the problem*. Some subset of cis people are going to have that as their first experience with a trans person, and now all you've done is make it easier for bigots to teach their children to also be bigots.

It's really fucking hard to convince the world we're just normal people who want to live our lives when you're yelling about how they should be murdered.

You are actively hurting the community you think you're "defending". Good job. I hope it made you feel good for a moment.

electronics 

pay no attention to the weird resistor that's twice as tall as normal and labeled 24K

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electronics 

"I don't need to order precision resistors for one-offs, I'll just measure a few 12K resistors until I find one that's within 1%"

*every single "12K" resistor on the tape measures 11.5K*

alternate universe in which it is considered tacky to give gifts that are not from gift shops

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Suddenly realizing how weird the concept of gift shops is.

"We sell gifts. Just gifts, generally. Yes, you can *technically* give literally anything as a gift, but these things are specifically here to be gifted, which makes them more gifty."

Went digging around in my laptop's firmware for a thing and discovered that I am having a slight Thermal Issue apparently

electronics 

okay, looked at the schematic again and it's bulk decoupling for a power line that goes from a regulator into a bunch of other regulators, all of which have their own filtering

*carefully plonks an 0402 10µF on it* good enough!

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electronics 

shit past @emily did: an 0201 capacitor whose value is just the text "big"

big capacitances do not come in 0201, what

computers are so bad 

also btw this definitely said "ruby gem bundle thing", in a "humorously using many related words together" sort of way, but I accidentally dropped "thing" and now it looks like I don't know what I'm talking about

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computers are so bad 

Just tried to install a ruby gem bundle and wtf, no, if you can't write to /usr/bin the answer is never "silently call sudo in the background and do it anyway"

This actually does satisfy my needs but I'm trying to find one that doesn't say that so I don't have to reward shitty behavior.

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Things there are a lot of on Amazon, because of *course* there are: USB-C cables that are not USB 3.x, that explicitly only support 480Mb/s (USB2), but are rated for charging at 3.1A or 3.2A.

Oh good. I got a chance to try restoring my Solo key backup (uni.horse/notes/solo-key-backu) onto a new key and it actually worked.

Well that was unexpected and fancy as heck: I was on a page with some Chinese characters that weren't rendering, installed the noto font set, and Firefox *noticed this and updated the page without reloading*.

grumbling about text formatting 

Or it wraps anyway and you get unreadable trash.

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grumbling about text formatting 

Plain text is a great format because it trivially adapts to the formatting the reader chooses.

Hard wrapping lines to 72/80/100/120/n characters actively goes against that. Now your text wastes space on larger displays *and* requires horizontal scrolling on smaller ones.

Please stop doing that.

marketing 

(but still that's creepy as heck why would you do that)

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marketing 

update: I am a dummy, I did get far enough into checkout to enter an email address before deciding against it

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marketing 

Just got a marketing email from some guy at $furniture_store asking if I needed help placing my order. I was on that site recently, but I wasn't logged in, I don't have an account with them at all, and I don't remember giving them my email address at any point.

How the actual heck?

phones are bad 

Oh good, my phone has learned a new form of bullshit: when my alarm goes off in the morning, there are two alarms, and one of them does not stop unless I reboot the phone.

electronics 

I have a ridiculous idea and I need someone to convince me not to try it:
- wireless keyboards and mice exist
- wireless HDMI extender things exist
- what if laptop, but there aren't any actual computer bits inside, it's just a set of remote peripherals for a desktop in the shape of a laptop

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