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You walk into starbucks, you find a macbook air user, you walk over to his table, and SLAM this down on it, and get to work

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@Ocean22 replace the shitty lcd screen with an old portable pvm crt and than it would be even better

@NHG For even more absurdity, you also have a keyboard plugged in, but it's an 80's Model M with an ATX plug, so you have a ATX to PS/2 converter, and then a PS/2 to USB converter

@KrGingerich And yeah, my guess is that it's running a pi

@Ocean22 pretty cool! I have a few pi's that I like to do python stuff, for midi interfaces.

@technomancy Ooh, thanks.

I've seen neat stuff from this site before. Too bad they don't (seem) to have an RSS feed.

@Ocean22

Ahhh it comes back across my dash, changed. Lightened. Hello, sweet prince, I missed you.

@bob @ocean22 man if that cyberdeck were any older chummer it'd be in a retirementy home

@Ocean22 You wouldn't have had room to slam this down in the last Starbucks I went to.

The last time I was in a Starbucks two weeks ago, there were, honest to god, *13* Macbooks amongst the people there.

It was not a large Starbucks.

This was not a big city. (Though it was a college town.)

It looked to be all college kids, but still. I guess it might have something to do with the feelings of *needing* to fit in at that age, but this was still amazing.

@mdm The Macbook brand thrives among that social class. The college kid demographic. I'm not trying to be insulting or anything, it's just what is popular.

It's social signaling.

@Ocean22 It's amazing. When I saw it, I wasn't revolted or anything, but I was just *fascinated*.

Now that I think about it, I helped sell whatever old Macbook that basically every single one of my college friends had, when they decided to get rid of it, about 3-4 years after graduation. Apparently this trend has been around for a while.

@Ocean22 @mdm clearly. Here at uni like 50% of people have a macbook air.

@Ocean22 @mdm Tbh macOS is way better than windows.

But still Lunix is 14 galaxy ahead of both

@Ocean22 I got my first MacBook in college because of the discount and suddenly having money to get something expensive…and social signaling, too, lol.

But I really do love Mac OS.

@tleydxdy @Ocean22 Definitely I’ve had that happen and it’s a bummer.

@Ghost @Ocean22 it still happens? I was having it back in middle school.

@tleydxdy @Ocean22 It’s a lot better now but it still does happen sometimes. It got really bad in the install of Leopard and has kind of improved since.

@Ghost @Ocean22 looks like my theory of Apple not having code review and testing is still holding up.

@tleydxdy @Ghost

They are a really shit company so it's to be expected.

@Ocean22 @tleydxdy That does look very nice. I spun up Mint on a VM that I’m getting my feet with now but maybe when it’s slow I’ll give this a try.

@Ocean22 that is AWESOME. i recognized the case, but then saw the keyboard, haha. nice

@Ocean22 My only complaint is "win" key. It's not a "win" key, goddamnit.

@drequivalent

If you are calling it a "win" key you certainly aren't a "winner" ;3

You should see what my super keys look like, I have the post of my keyboard pinned ;3

@Ocean22 That's what I'm talking about.
Although, for my taste, a simple "Super" would suffice.

@drequivalent

Unicomp makes "super" "Hyper" and "Meta" keys for the Model M, but I kinda just liked the tux more heheh.

@Ocean22 This looks really great. I assume Raspi with display and stuff?

@Ocean22 I feel that something like this should have an e-ink screen for that extra text only low powerdness.

@Ocean22 I always wondered if Gibson chose the name ono-sendai at random or whether he meant something by "Sendai Axe".

@ayy Imagine having a GPU than can handle color

@Ocean22 you could have fit a p-series thinkpad and so much extra cooling and batteries in there. And a mechanical keyboard.

@Ocean22 the real test of your decking skill is reading text on that tiny screen

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