absolutely mind boggling how much stockholm syndrome people have over proprietary garbage
windows in particular but also like, everything
like at some point you gotta stop and maybe try to imagine what it would be like if yr computer didn't give you literally 24/7 bullshit
because we have things that are better
windows user: haha lol linux nerds gotta use the command line for everything
also windows user, on new control panel > network settings > old control panel > adapter settings > right click on interface > properties > drivers > ipv4 > properties to set a static IP address: this is okay, actually
literally this happened at the competition thing
my teammate, plugging in a device usb interface to their laptop and digging through properties in device manager to figure out what kind of stuff it exposes, takes a good minute
me: l s u s b
me, a worthless foss user with worthless opinions: systemctl suspend
you, an absolute intellectual: rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
the only time my laptop has ever actually kernel panicked on linux is when i was trying to test kexec and cheesed it
windows just crashes randomly, everywhere
@haskal this kind of stuff makes me miss the Amiga.
Actually scratch that, lots of stuff makes me miss the Amiga.
@haskal huh... I just assumed everyone would just have their DHCP server assign the same IP based on the MAC address.
@haskal Unless you are constantly changing static IP's... which seems to defeat the purpose of having a static IP.
@haskal Well if its not working That'd be the first thing I'd fix. But then again I'm only ever on my home network.
@haskal GUI has its merits, in case you're exploring something for the first time, or you are doing a one-off task. It's a tool for the novice and for non-repeated actions. Keeping using it for repeated (reproducible!) tasks is madness. Pushing even the power user to do so (for lack of decent CLI culture and tools) is mind-numbing crime. The solution: *every GUI* should be just a wrapper to CLI commands, that should be revealed (as part of the GUI itself), jupyter-notebook-style.
@haskal I feel like the intersection set of people who laugh at command-line users and people who set static IPs is exceptionally small.
@haskal god remember the super cumbersome way old Nokia phones' settings were sorted? at some point they just kept them that way because people got so used to them they didn't want them any other way
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