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    Mech keyboards

    I bought a Varmilo with their EC Sakura switches a while ago. They click and requires mute during Teams meetings, but I like the feeling of both the keyboard (heavy+dampened) and the switches. My only other experience with mechanical switches is with MX Red + the IBM in 1987 or so.
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    Samsung mobiles are fine.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Happy holidays!
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    Laptop time?

    Aha, you have your own cloud? Nice. :)
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    Laptop time?

    I wouldn't mind 48 GB of RAM, then you will not have to worry about buying more RAM for a few years. 256 GB would be great for hosting a VM with SQL Server. :)
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    Need a Decent Phone

    OS updates are maybe the weak point of motorola? I love their phones, have had a Moto Z and Moto One Hyper, but they received very sporadical updates. I bought the Z spring 2017 and the updates stopped in August 18. :(
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    Access stand-alone

    Glad to hear that it worked out. Access is not bad for its intended use, just a long time since I used it. As a side note, it's also quite easy to kill performance in SQL Server. :)
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    Access stand-alone

    I believe Access has a database size limit of 2GB? I now remember a story from 1995, where a guy working for our city council apparently decided to build a journaling system to store all incoming+official documents - in an Access database... The documents were of course scanned and stored as...
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    Access stand-alone

    I used Fox Pro + VB6 to create a CD based database application around 1999-2000. Very nice to work with if I remember correctly. But I have mostly been working with SQL Server. Personallly I could/would use Management Studio (SSMS) as a GUI for smal scale manual input. For corporate use I would...
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    Access stand-alone

    Seems like it is possible: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/p/access/cfq7ttc0hhmx?activetab=pivot:overviewtab I suppose the various tasks includes building forms in the UI? She has no interest in learning SQL Server? I ask because Express edition is totally free with a limitation...
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    mATX Rebuild

    I think it should work fine as long as you give it enough RAM? I have a T440s (anno ~ 2013?). It was unbearable slow with 8 GB but got much better with 12 GB. It doesn't say much, bit it is much faster than my work laptop (4 year old HP with 8 GB). And if I remember correctly I believe I...
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    Windows 11

    Regarding menus in 10, I just write things in the search bar and select the top item in the search result. It is probably just me, but I find it annoying that some things are in the new UI and some in the Classic. We'll see what 11 brings.
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    Google actually has an opt out program: https://www.theonion.com/google-opt-out-feature-lets-users-protect-privacy-by-mo-1819594840
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    Don't fortget the 8.8.8.8 DNS server. if you think about it,.most companies collect user data, when you buy food, coffee or whatever. We get all these great "free" services - which we pay for with information about us.
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    Starting yesterday I got a popup in my Gmail (phone) if I wanted to disable popups (to avoid dual notifications). I have also disabled sound+visual notifications from almost every app in my phone since 2015, and also mail notifications from Outlook at the work computer. I usually check the...
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    I can imagine that a droid turbo beat the Z hands down. :) The Edge 20/20 Pro looks interestimg (or G100 for that matter) if I were to get another phone right now, but I will most likely use my current until it dies. The S9+ still gets security updates and I am kind of used to the UI by now.
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    I also had a Moto Z... I liked it, 1. Battery life was an improvement over my previous phone (Nexus 5x) 2. Moto gestures 3. Medium performance is fine for my needs. Surfing the forums and reading news, checking the mail. I never had any mods either. I had it until the battery died. The...
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    Something Random

    Regarding genders, do they hve to have 31 different toilets at workspaces? In Sweden we have han (he), hon (she) och hen (gender neutral) but I think it's OK if someone want to use other terms. And I don't know, I don't generally think about anyone in gender terms, more in terms of what they...
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    Something Random

    3.1 was kind of nice.I remember installing it on a Pentium 120 MHz with 24 MB RAM on a really small partition on the very edge of a HDD, it was really, flying but I had no use for it at the time. And, it also had a really good file manager. 🙂
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    Something Random

    This was new to me, Amazonas has released more CO2 than it absorbed in the last 10 years. https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210430-since-2010-amazon-forest-emitted-more-co2-than-it-absorbed-study
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    Empire in Decline

    It looks like USA has proof that Russia and Iran was trying to disturb the elections? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-cyber/u-s-report-says-russia-not-china-tried-to-influence-2020-election-idUSKBN2B82OM
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    Something Random

    Well... https://www.theonion.com/facebook-takes-down-all-posts-spreading-misinformation-1846301464
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Personally I would go with a used Toyota, like drunkenbastard suggested.They are good quality to begin with, they are boring = lower probability that they have been punished by aspiring F1/Indycar drivers. And smaller cars like the Corolla means less weight/less stress on the materials. Last...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    In Florida, my biggest concern with a car would be how well the AC works. :) Hope you find a good one sedrosken.
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    Empire in Decline

    But Trumps Covid response was not fact based. It was more in line with the response of Bolsonaro of Brazil and Lukasjenko of Belarus. https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/24/deborah-birx-trump-white-house-covid-deniers...
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    Empire in Decline

    My favourite, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, gives a quite detailed view into how some people are reasoning. Words matter. Also a pretty good analysis of the situation in USA, beginning around 18.57.
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    Coronavirus

    I think it's almost natural that there are some problems before the production and supply chains are fully optimized when everything has gone so fast. I don't follow the daily reports, but priority group 1 is nursing homes, and they have all got their first shots now + the supply is enough for...
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    Empire in Decline

    DrunkenBastard, I am really happy if I am wrong on that one. We will see what the final investigation brings to the table. Otherwise I agree 100% with jtr1962, troublemakers exists everywhere. And left extremists are no better than right extremists.
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    Empire in Decline

    Well, perhaps John Sullivan just wanted to protest against Ted Cruz for example, who knows? And I suppose he would have attacked the Capitol even if he was alone against 300+ cops?
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    Empire in Decline

    Well, he did not actually say "go and kill some coppers", but the crowd went crazy after his speech. And the "trial by combat" remark from Giuliani did not help either. You just have to see it in the context of everything that has happened since November 3.
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    Empire in Decline

    Good bye. We'll see what happens with the polarisation in USA. I hope the situation will get better, but it will not come without effort.
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    Empire in Decline

    https://www.theonion.com/look-he-came-after-all-says-inauguration-guest-spot-1846093082
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    Empire in Decline

    This is not good: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-capitol-arrests/u-s-says-capitol-rioters-meant-to-capture-and-assassinate-officials-filing-idUSKBN29K0K7 And Airbnb's actions against DC is causing some problems, but nice of the politicians to help their voters...
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    Empire in Decline

    Unfortunately the nazis all over the world likes to disgrace the nordic gods and destroy the symbols for ordinary people. But the interesting part is that the nationalists are cooperating, like when Steve Bannon traveled to Europe to help in the EU elections (it wasn't successful... that time)...
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    Empire in Decline

    Oh no, how sweet, the cheerful terrorist just wants to get home to his family after the attempt to overthrow the democracy in USA... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/capitol-riots-washington-pelosi-lectern-b1786423.html
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    Empire in Decline

    One thing that hurts the most is perhaps that the chashflow seems to stop, for example: https://www.theonion.com/hallmark-asks-senators-hawley-and-marshall-to-return-po-1846043476
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    Empire in Decline

    Sorry tim, that was not good. I did not know that. Either way, I hope the second impeachment goes through even if it happens after his exit, so he is forbidden to run for office again and the US citizens don't have to use their tax dollars to fund his security and pension.
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    Empire in Decline

    https://www.theonion.com/this-apology-is-bullshit-and-i-am-lying-to-you-says-1846012923 The article above was confirmed to be completely true, when Lindsey Graham doesn't seenthe need to hold Trump responsible, since it would devide the country even more? At least Pence seems to keep the door...
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    Empire in Decline

    Welly well well... looks like Trump+Giuliani were calling their Rep friends while they were under attack, but not to ask if they were safe. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/mike-lee-tommy-tuberville-trump-misdialed-capitol-riot/index.html
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    Empire in Decline

    Well, you got a bunch of Rep lawmakers that participated. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-08/gop-state-lawmakers-joined-observed-dc-riot?_amp=true And the dead terrorists were all crazy Trump supporters? So far not many Dems have showed up on the pics? I have a friend who...
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    Empire in Decline

    Well, McConnell is not the only one to change his mind. In case someone forgot, this is from a man that the day before delcared that he loved the terrorists. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-capitol-riot-video-analysis-b1784403.html
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    Empire in Decline

    Link: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/01/08/politics/capitol-police-officer-killed/index.html
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    Empire in Decline

    Actually, a cop was murdered, death #5. And the order came from your president.
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    Empire in Decline

    Oh, now I understand how this could happen. https://www.theonion.com/d-c-police-lose-control-of-rioting-trump-supporters-af-1846002738
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    Empire in Decline

    I don't get it, the Police can clear out a more or less peacful demonstration so Trump could take a pic in front of the church, but they can't protect the Capitol?
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    Empire in Decline

    OK... I'm not super surprised. https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/congress-electoral-college-vote-count-2021/h_827fbc8cf8d03aba895c3a2f858d12ec
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    Empire in Decline

    One positive thing: it looks like Trump can feel some kind of regret after all. https://www.theonion.com/rueful-trump-wishes-he-knew-republicans-this-willing-to-1845984905
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    Something Random

    Inteesting, will Netscape 4 usage see an upswing thanks to Brexit? :) https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/29/22204624/brexit-eu-uk-netscape-communicator-4-crytography-email-data-dna-trade-deal
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    Something Random

    Happy Holidays!
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    Empire in Decline

    Seems like the liars are backing off a little bit? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55413932 By the way, Putin made a rather smart move this week. I wonder if USA is getting one of these laws before jan 20...
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