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I have to get something off my chest. I really despise chromebooks. I bought one last year in Lidl's boxing day sale because it was approximately half price, thinking to myself: "great, I am getting a laptop/tablet for half it's rrp! What a bargain!" Then I felt all smug and lucky when I managed to get one.

 

Fast forward one year.

 

It is the cuntiest of cunty technologies. I have never used such shit tech. They should rename it "page unresponsive book" instead of chromebook. It has almost constant lag, whenever I try to load any page on this forum it can take sometimes 30 seconds or more to load, and the entire laptop regularly freezes when I lift the lid after it hasn't been used for a while. It has no fucking caps lock, for God's sake. The black screen of death regularly appears at random for seemingly no fucking reason. 

 

Honestly, NEVER buy this motherfucker. It's the Frank Spencer of the tech world. 🙄

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@Ethel  that's funny, I had the same experience with a Windows 10 laptop which put me off windows for home computers, windows seems so overbloated it needs an expensive machine to operate properly. I switched to an acer chromebook 3 years ago and it worked fine, still hasn't slowed down and has only crashed a few times since I got it. But yeah it's a more lightweight operating system (hence the battery lasts longer) and you're more limited for software, you can only use google play store instead of downloading any programs you want. 

 

There is a caps lock by the way, but not with its own button use alt search. Forwards delete needs alt backspace. There's a list of them, either: ctrl alt / 

or see https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/183101  

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On 12/24/2022 at 11:30 PM, Campion said:

@Ethel  that's funny, I had the same experience with a Windows 10 laptop which put me off windows for home computers, windows seems so overbloated it needs an expensive machine to operate properly. I switched to an acer chromebook 3 years ago and it worked fine, still hasn't slowed down and has only crashed a few times since I got it. But yeah it's a more lightweight operating system (hence the battery lasts longer) and you're more limited for software, you can only use google play store instead of downloading any programs you want. 

 

There is a caps lock by the way, but not with its own button use alt search. Forwards delete needs alt backspace. There's a list of them, either: ctrl alt / 

or see https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/183101  

 

I am assuming an acer chromebook is somehow better than an "asus" chromebook, which is what I have. Either way it has disappointed me.

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Some US security officials are considering calling for TikTok owner ByteDance to sell US unit, report says
https://www.businessinsider.com/some-officials-want-ask-bytedance-sell-tiktoks-us-unit-report-2022-12

 

Good luck explaining a TikTok ban to young people
'Much of the concern rests in TikTok’s unique audience: More than two-thirds of teens in the United States use the app, and young people under 30 make up a plurality of its user base, a larger share than Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or Reddit.'
https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/23523287/tiktok-ban-young-people-gen-z-campaign-outreach

 

Google declares a ‘Code Red’ to build a rival for ChatGPT
https://www.androidheadlines.com/2022/12/google-declares-code-red-to-build-a-rival-for-chatgpt.html

 

Hotels are turning to automation to cope with unfilled positions
https://www.techspot.com/news/97077-hotels-turning-automation-combat-labor-shortages.html

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Researchers are testing biometric recognition of newborns for vaccinations
https://reclaimthenet.org/researchers-are-testing-biometric-recognition-of-newborns-for-vaccinations/

 

Privacy concerns are raised after UK Health Secretary considers body cams for nurses
https://reclaimthenet.org/privacy-concerns-are-raised-after-uk-health-secretary-considers-body-cams-for-nurses/

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11 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 Fathers need to knock this shite on the head ASAP. Not sure if I can put into words how much I hate TikTok at this point.

 

Tick tock is from China, and there's signs they are part of the anti-western conspiracy too. 

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On 1/7/2023 at 2:00 AM, EnigmaticWorld said:

Anon: Sum up the West in one clip.

Me:

 

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https://streamable.com/06nca9

 

Fathers need to knock this shite on the head ASAP. Not sure if I can put into words how much I hate TikTok at this point.

If you think this is bad I was on Holiday in Spain about a decade ago and there was a little girl pole dancing. She couldn't have been any older than 7 years old. A crowd of about 50 people were cheering her on and all I could think to myself is what the actual fuck is wrong with you people. I didn't cheer along because I knew the situation I was in was just wrong so I left. This world is absolutely disgusting. I don't blame that little girl. She was too young to know any better, but adults should know better not to sexually exploit little children!

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@Stuart dorransRemember when you said this?

 

22 hours ago, Stuart dorrans said:

Anton Levey's intention in his books was to turn women into whores so no man would ever want to have children with them.

 

Seems like it's working because this crap is totally off-putting.

 

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The sad part is that looks tame compared to some of the trends some young white girls are following on TikTok.

 

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