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Technology & Information / I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: March 21, 2017, 03:01:28 PM »
Very tempted now that I have no need of the dual SIM feature in my OnePlus 2.

Do it!

It's a great phone so far, especially for the price and the opportunity to run sailfishOS.

Do make sure you read up before unlocking the bootloader if you plan to do that. There's a partition with DRM keys (I know, terrible...) that needs to be backed up if you ever want to re-lock the bootloader and have the stock rom work properly. Sony provides the unlock, so I'm not sure why they have it setup this way. Especially since they seem to want to cater to the tinkering crowd, as they provide an app to flash other ROMs as well as a standard recovery app. If you get the phone, don't get the American version, or if you do, flash the U.K. stock ROM (bootloader unlock not required). This allows you to use the fingerprint sensor (disabled in the American version due to patent conflict) and you can install the Concept app from Sony which lets you get the most recent builds from their dev team. I think the only phone with slightly newer stuff is the Nexus/Pixel phones. But I'm on 7.1.1 right now and it works really well.

Drivel as usual Sexpest! If they had flown anywhere near the wall they would have been shot down by the Femi-nazi storm-troop battalions of the UN.

Also with my insider knowledge of these things, the walls have been disfigured by the anarchist, hacker collective suicide graffiti squads that periodically flood out from the Asian slave camps, a diaspora of cast aside electronic & clothing workers, (ruined for fine motor-control work by years of amphetamine and MDMA additives in their rations for increased production, but capable of great works of reckless Art), arriving in baroque barges crafted from returned Nike trainers, with vast jamming arrays of wire hangers and pirated Apple/Samsung-ware, to get them through the shoals of mind-slaved dolphin torpedoes.
Any pristine white edifices you have photos of, are probably Gypsum crystal ether-wave transmitters, used for mind control.

How about that for merit, Frankie boy?

Late to this one, but please keep the witty shitposts in the appropriate fora. Friendly warning.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: March 14, 2017, 02:43:52 AM »
... substances which their opponents do not use.

lol ok

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:04:04 AM »
CIA Plan:
-Hack Hilary Clinton's Emails
-Release them under the pretence that it was the Russians wot did it.
-Help Donald Trump get elected
-Try to link Trump with the hack

I'm not sure what the CIA's plan was supposed to be here...

P sure that is 5D underwater Korean Starcraft

Technology & Information / Re: Linux on a Dell XPS 13
« on: March 11, 2017, 05:44:41 AM »
I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 that was issued to me by work. It has decent specs (i7/8GB RAM/256GB SSD), and came loaded with Windows 10. I primarily use my MacBook for everything, at-home work included, so the XPS has sat collecting dust for months. The only time it really got any use was a couple days last month when I bricked my MacBook Air. After I got my 13" Retina Pro to replace my dead Air, the XPS went back on the shelf. I decided to at least reload Win10 on it because it still had the OEM image. But, I hate Windows 10. A lot. Come to find out that this particular model also has a developer version which was built around Ubuntu, and most of my version's internals are the same. Ubuntu is not my favorite distro, but for what I would use this laptop for, it was way better than Windows 10. I threw 15.10 on a bootable USB drive and had a clean install going in less than 15 min. Nearly everything worked flawlessly and smoothly from the start, even the touchscreen and trackpad multi-touch. I had some issues with Bluetooth, but ended up just extracting a cab file, converting it to a hcd, and copying it to the proper firmware directory; issue solved. Anyway, it has been a very enjoyable experience thus far. I think I may replace my primary work computer with it and give it a go. Anyway, if you have a XPS 13 and don't like, want, or need Windows, I recommend Ubuntu for a good Linux experience.

No, Parsifal, I am not putting OpenBSD on it. I already have a laptop for that specific purpose.

Oh hey it has been a year since I made this post. I still have the XPS. But it is now running the Insiders latest build of Win10 with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

Technology & Information / I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: March 08, 2017, 03:44:29 PM »
After my smartphone debacle of last year, I ended up on my old phone. In the market for a new phone again as I have a legitimate need this time around. I ended up buying a Sony Xperia X. It is currently a mid-range Android phone that was released last year. Got it for $269, should be here on Tuesday. I didn't get it for Android, however. From my previous thread:

Don't go Android. If "the software is shit" is your reason for not using Apple, Android will only disappoint you.

This looks interesting:

I haven't used one and only first heard about it yesterday, so I can't personally vouch for it. But it looks interesting. Seems to be all out of stock at the moment, and only ships to European countries when it's not, but you could probably get a European FESer to forward it on.

The Jolla has been out of stock for months. I wanted to buy one a long time ago, but unless you got in early, seems there was no chance. The Sailfish OS looked interesting and had me excited until I realized I can't buy one.

Well, last week at MWC, Jolla and Sony announced that SailfishOS would be coming to Xperia devices:

Looks like the Xperia X will be the first phone to get SailfishOS, which I have been very interested in trying. The final release of SailfishOS for the Xperia X won't be out for a couple of months, so I can get by with Android for now if needed. Either I like it and get a decent phone at a decent price, or I don't like it and go back to Apple when the iPhone X comes out. I'll post some thoughts on it before and after SailfishOS.

Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Random Questions
« on: March 05, 2017, 04:54:35 AM »
Do FE believe in atmospheric pressure?


But wouldn't it be "atmoplanic pressure" on a flat earth ?

Not necessarily.

Flat Earth General / MOVED: Anything changed?
« on: March 04, 2017, 06:44:54 PM »

Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Random Questions
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:58:11 AM »
Do FE believe in atmospheric pressure?


Flat Earth Q&A / Gravity And Other Topics
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:55:35 AM »
On the FAQ it states that Gravity does not exist and that things simply fall down.  It also states that in the sun is an object in the sky.  These simply don't add up so how do celestial objects not fall on the earth?  On top of this is the matter that meteorite craters are supposedly man made, sorry if my questions seem illogical, but how do you suppose extinction occurred and do you believe that we actually have atmospheric layers or that the sky seems to go upwards forever?

That isn't what the FAQ says about gravity (other than not existing). Did you actually read it? Things don't "simply fall down" in the FET model, there's actually a reason for it. Some may observe it as such, but there is a mechanism behind it.

Flat Earth Q&A / 3 Simple Questions
« on: March 02, 2017, 07:21:18 PM »

These questions gets asked again... And again..... And again..... And again.   Nobody wants to take the time to answer them everytime.

I understand how repetitive things can get. But if no ones even takes the time to answer them, how does that effect other's views on TFES. It only reinforces the stereotype that TFES dodges questions and constantly redirects questioners to other sources, as if only reading the material once will undoubtedly convince anyone, I know I wasn't. It makes you guys look lazy and I doubt that's the impression that you as a community want to give.

And yet your reply regarding the wiki was simply that it's "unconvincing." You didn't specify any particular points you disagree with, nor did you lay framework for a discussion beyond the answer you were given.

Most people aren't too concerned with other people's perceptions about our community, especially when those perceptions are formed from a post such as this. You claim that it makes us look lazy; I would suggest you look in the mirror, as what you've posted here was incredibly low effort. I would also suggest trying a bit harder next time if you're interested in actual discussion.

I have repeated the same fact about the real earth several times.
Why can't TFES do the same ?
How about doing the old ship and horizon thing again ?
If you look at this from a reality viewpoint,  the flat earth wiki and the whole flat earth idea is inconvincing.

Please stop regurgitating the same thing over and over in every thread. If you have nothing to add to the topic, then don't post. This is the last warning you'll get.

Flat Earth Debate / Re: Where is the edge
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:00:44 AM »
The earth is obviously flat, and a planar surface must have an edge, so where is the edge? If I were to jump off of it, where would I go? Is gravity real? If gravity is real then how do airplanes fly? Is space real? Please explain.

Magic !

Please refrain from low-content posts in the upper fora. Warned.

Flat Earth Debate / Re: Where is the edge
« on: February 26, 2017, 07:18:00 PM »
Hello and welcome. I would suggest reviewing the FAQ and wiki, as most of your questions are answered there.

Flat Earth Debate / Re: What causes high/low tide in a FET
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:32:42 PM »
The turtle carrying the flat earth is moving very slowly, making four steps a day, thus tilting the earth slightly each time and the water keeps its level while the land tilts, lol.

Refrain from low content posting in the upper fora. Warned.

Technology & Information / Re: Parsifal might be getting a gaming laptop
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
You'll be a permanent Windows user in no time...

Technology & Information / Windows Subsystem for Linux
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:45:15 PM »
You're welcome for the 16.04 advice.

Well the test release of Windows I had to install to get 16.04 has now broken to the point that I can't even bring up the Start menu, so don't take credit for everything just yet.

Start menu broken... welcome to Windows 10. An incredibly common occurrence.

Make sure the firewall service is running and then run from an elevated powershell prompt:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

EDIT- added the thing which I think will break bash on ubuntu on windows anyway.

Welcome to Windows

Technology & Information / Re: Windows Subsystem for Linux
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:16:37 PM »
You're welcome for the 16.04 advice.

Flat Earth Debate / Re: Why can't I see the sun?
« on: February 17, 2017, 08:32:55 PM »
You only don't know what those blinking lights in the sky are unless you think all astrologists in the world are apart of some dumb conspiracy...

Why would there be a conspiracy of glorified fortune tellers?

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