Link Post - Further Thought On Laptops

MikeNM

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July 26, 2018

Riccardo Mori - The current complain of the day is that somehow Apple has made everyone make light laptops and consumers want to game and edit video on those thin laptops. This all stems from performance problems on the new Macbook Pros, which actually was a firmware bug.

Mori has some good points about that there are plenty of . . .

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Link Post - The History Of Commodore

MikeNM

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July 26, 2018

YouTube - The 8-Bit Guy gives a detailed history of Commodore starting with the Pet and giving technical details about each of the machines compared to the other computers of the time.

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Link Post - HST on Letterman

MikeNM

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July 25, 2018

Boing Boing - Considering Letterman's interview style was based in being awkward, and Hunter Thompson was awkward enough on his own. The first three are from around the time of Generation of Swine, and the final interview in 97.

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Link Post - LA’s Hidden Oil Industry

The city of glamks literal greasy underbelly.

MikeNM

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July 24, 2018

99% Invisible - Though best known for the movie industry LA, was an oil boom town. 99PI has an article detailing how the remaining wells and pumps are disguised to blend in with the city.

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Link Post - iOS Deafult Apps

You can’t call the iPad a laptop replacement with letting me change the default email client.

MikeNM

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July 24, 2018

Macworld - Dan Moren argues that it’s time for Apple to let users choose their default apps on iOS. Even if this only lands on the iPad, it would go a long way to ease some of the pain points in using iOS.

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Link Post - Antique Bowie

The recording quality makes this sound like a recording from the Beyond.

MikeNM

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July 23, 2018

Mental Floss- I was never a big fan of Bowie’s stuff pre-The Man Who Sold The World. However, this little snippet of Beatles-pop is still a nice find. It’s likely this old single will end up rolled into a new boxed set.Unless some obsessive collector buys the tape and locks it up somewhere. Either way check out ten seconds of unheard Bowie.

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Link Post - Venmo Transaction Default Public

MikeNM

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July 23, 2018

Loop Insight - Turns out that Venmo, an app that allows you to easily send money to someone, defaults your transaction history to public. Probably best to change that setting now.

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