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  1. Literally back to contemplating suicide over computer problems

    about 7 months ago from web
    1. @scribus What's happening?

      about 7 months ago from web
      1. @thismightbeauser Apple keeps trying to make the device control the User.

        about 7 months ago from web
      2. @thismightbeauser But seriously, I did put Ubuntu Studio on my Macbook because MacOS was removing 32 bit support and just trying way too hard to restrict what I run on my machine. So then I went to do a short video for the podcast (final episodes of # in May 2020!), and had some audio/mic problems, and in trying to wrangle them I somehow lost audio playback.

        about 7 months ago from web
        1. @scribus I hate IBM-like computers and avoid them for anything that makes sense to at this point. For gaming I look for the Switch version, even if it's more expensive. I like my Chromebook because it's a good platform for Linux without basic hardware nightmares, but it also prevents you from doing much with external devices unless you're willing to defile ChromeOS by sidestepping their VM environment. There are too many parts in any operating system anymore. Apple loves to break backwards compatibility because it becomes too much effort to support everything after a while, but it sucks for the users. Make sure you don't upgrade to 10.1000.2000.12 because it breaks this one specific program that only works on versions .10 and .11. Then you get into this weird situation where two of your tools work in different ranges of versions and you're screwed. I can understand why they'd get rid of 32 bit compatibility, since no computer runs 32 bit processors anymore, but it still stinks

          about 7 months ago from web
        2. @scribus Linux on laptops is almost always a mistake unless it's a Chromebook in Google's VM. There is too much nonstandard hardware that usually something dumb breaks. I tried overwriting ChromeOS with plain Xubuntu on my Chromebook and there was no sound, suspend didn't work, and if you don't install a special version of Ubuntu (Gallium) the touchpad doesn't work right.

          about 7 months ago from web
          1. @thismightbeauser Eh, I knew the audio interface was classed Experimental Support when I plugged it in, lol. I've been mostly on laptops for an amount of time that actually really surprised me when I looked back at it, lol, but I've usually had pretty decent luck doing it. Typically better than desktop, but those were always budget beige boxes I pieced together, so... And I know you just can't keep backwards compatibility forever, even I eventually gave up on keeping my vanity 5-inch floppy drive on my crappy desktops. But there's moving forward, and there's abandonment, I guess, you know? God, I just wish the industry would adopt, and adhere to, more intercompatible standards.

            about 7 months ago from web
      3. @thismightbeauser But man, I have paid out like $3,500 over a couple years just to make basic simple bananain media, and it never isn't a Potato Knishesstorm. I feel like I am entitled to what I paid for, and I don't think "entitled" is a bad word here; see again the thousands of bucks dropped on gear.

        about 7 months ago from web