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@nolan @wohali I've been happy with my Thinkpad T460s, though I'm sure it's similar to the X1. The keyboard feels pretty good to me. I like the nub and the touchpad is better than ones I used in the past, but not amazing.
Linux support has been great. Firmware updates show up automatically and install through Ubuntu which I appreciate. Build quality is good, and I wanted a RAM slot which the X1 didn't have. I'm assuming the newer T4x0s are similar.
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RC was a hugely positive and transformative experience for me as a person and a programmer; I highly recommend it
@annika With monthly subscriptions if you cancel you still have prime until then end of your subscription period. They make it seem like cancelling will end your benefits early, but it doesn't. I haven't tried it with annual subscriptions, but I bet it works the same way.
I periodically sign up for a month, cancelling it immediately so it doesn't auto-renew.
@Gar I honestly thought this was a joke at first. Nice yard though! Impressively few weeds.
I've started having a better time on Mastodon/Fediverse by treating this like early Twitter: I try to follow back everyone in order to fill my timeline with stuff. I aggressively follow anyone when I see a boost of something they wrote that I like. I am going to start doing the ol' Follow Friday thing to help other people find people. I follow a lot of people I know *NOTHING* about but it's finally lively enough to keep me engaged.
@nicole_bell Yay, thanks for the toot
@kemonine For sure, I've used them on desktop. Guess I never thought about why they weren't in the kernel...
@kemonine Ah, that's good to know. From Wikipedia it sounds like it's parent-encumbered, which would explain Lineage not shipping it. That's too bad.
@kemonine What's wrong with exFAT?
I don't think it's accurate to say that reCAPTCHA doesn't help with AI research.
"reCAPTCHA offers more than just spam protection. Every time our CAPTCHAs are solved, that human effort helps digitize text, annotate images, and build machine learning datasets. This in turn helps preserve books, improve maps, and solve hard AI problems."
@Gargron I always expect search to be at the top of "Getting Started" on mobile.
a special place