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[–] [email protected] 1 points 52 minutes ago* (last edited 36 minutes ago)

With the largest group of people graduating with an engineering degree, you're telling me they don't use Linux? Just check the stats at NSF for the number of degrees awarded in S&E.

India alone has 14% in the desktop market share for Linux. China's market share is not easy to tell, thanks to the firewall, but 90% of government computers use Kylin and other Chinese-developed distros.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 55 minutes ago* (last edited 38 minutes ago)

Wrong, India and China has the highest number of engineering grads. From NSF:

India awarded 2.5 million S&E first university degrees in 2020, followed by China (2.0 million) and then by the United States (900,000).

With a younger population that is more than ever, a need for laptop would be in the highest demands. In fact, if you check the desktop market share for Linux in India, it is the highest, at around 14%.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 day ago (1 children)

People who waste food are the biggest losers.

[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 day ago (3 children)

In India, they'd have walked scotch-free. Well, have fun rotting in here.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

The new DeLorean Alpha also looms really cool. However, I'd consider the Hyundai NVision 74 as an unofficial successor.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) (2 children)

I wish I could, but given the condition I'm in - soon-to-be 24, unemployed, mentally poor, no heirloom, no inheritance, no labor laws, high levels of pollution - these aren't ideal conditions for a child.

I've also never courted a woman before - I can probably not, because it is my intrinsic bias that I won't have anything to provide from my end, and that I don't want it to be one-sided, and also because personal circumstances - abusive family, you know.

I don't want another cog to this exploitative capitalist machine. I guess I'm just unlucky, but hopefully, this suffering ends with me. This makes me feel a little sad, but I don't want to be selfish.

And no, I'm not taking care of adopted kids. There's barely a few rupees in my account. Worst case possible, I want save it for the endgame.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 days ago* (last edited 1 day ago) (1 children)

I used to own a Hotwheels' '68 Shelby GT500 car, but I lost it - think some kid stole it. That was almost eight years ago.

If I had to be honest, I would love to own a electrified, rally version of the 60s, 70s and 80s BMW. I'm not talking about the touring models - they look ugly as hell. The four-door version with large ground clearance and fat tires - I love it.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

Broadcom is one of the worst companies when it comes to proprietary Wi-Fi cards. Use the non-free Debian ISO - but that still won't guarantee if the installation would be a success.

Quoting from nonguix:

Some Broadcom wireless hardware requires a proprietary kernel module in addition to firmware. To use such hardware you will also need to add a service to load that module on boot and blacklist conflicting kernel modules:

(use-modules (nongnu packages linux))
 (kernel linux)
 ;; Blacklist conflicting kernel modules.
 (kernel-arguments '("modprobe.blacklist=b43,b43legacy,ssb,bcm43xx,brcm80211,brcmfmac,brcmsmac,bcma"))
 (kernel-loadable-modules (list broadcom-sta))
 (firmware (cons* broadcom-bt-firmware

This quote is relevant to Guix, but you get the idea.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago

Indian and Chinese EV companies are gonna have a field day over this...

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago

And that's not even the complete list (link may be a little dated, I think).


Ever since I've graduated on September 2022, I've not had a job. Maybe a crappy internship, but I wasn't provided with a 'certificate', or letter that proves if I've worked for them. That was around October 2022, and I quit voluntarily at the end of January 2023. Since then, I've not worked anywhere as a software dev, be it internship or full-time, because the job market is so fucked up in India.

Now, how do I explain this to avail scholarship? I have yet to read other scholarship docs from other countries in Europe, and I'm already shitting solidified blood-clots reading this from the DAAD Helmut-Schmidt announcement document:

a curriculum vitae in reverse chronological order including the date of issue (format: europass, please note: the europass template does not include a date, please add it yourself) with exact information about your studies and practical experience; gaps of three months or more must be explained

(Update: And I just realized that I am an idiot for not reading that this is only for non-STEM folks. Well, it looks to me that DAAD for STEM is also almost the same, with more stringent requirements.)

In my college, there was no research programs - I mean, you know the typical 'Indian colleges encouraging academic plagiarism', so I didn't learn or do shit. And obviously, I have no job experience. I did contribute to open-source from GitLab, a few Ruby gems, a new unknown front-end framework for JS, then Nixpkgs and now Guix, but that's it. Honestly, I wouldn't even call it contribution, because only a few patches were merged - most of it was just me interacting with those folks. After that, I've done nothing since September 2023, because my laptop broke and there were no spare parts. Maybe a little bit of playing around with Nix and Guix, writing package expressions and that's it.

How do I explain this? CVs are supposed to be at least 2-3 pages, but this? I can't even write half a page with this.


One of the used Thinkpad I was looking at has a MDM. Is it going to be an issue? If so, can I bypass it? I'm going to be using Linux anyway, so would it cause any issue?


I've been trying to find P1/X1 Extreme (Gen 1/2/3) and X1 Carbon laptops (Gen 7/8) that come in the configuration of Intel 8th/9th/10th gen (newer is better) in i7, or the AMD Ryzen equivalent of it, 16/32GB of RAM, 512GB/1TB of storage space, FHD display and preferably 2xSODIMM, if possible. No dedicated GPU, because I'm not going to be playing games. Also, no operating system, because I'll be using Linux. So far, this effort hasn't been going well. What will improve the success rate for finding a refurbished/renewed device?

The budget isn't finalized, but I've imagined it to be somewhere in the ₹30k-40k range. I'd prefer if it were in ₹20k-30k. Country is India, by the way, and I am open to getting them imported, as long as I can get it for cheap, and have it last for almost four years, and get parts readily available. I've tried looking in DesertCart and UBuy and they're expensive in both the sites. E-Bay does not have enough devices.


I remember listening to Fly To High by Younha, and around that time, I started reading the manhwa and I was in love with it. And when I learnt about the anime becoming a reality, I was so excited about this song being used, or maybe something as good by her. Contradiction by Tyler Carter sounds like a repetitive rip-off of Camellia's glitch-hop. Similarly, other manhwa series like Solo Leveling or Tower of God have opening themes I just can't vibe with.


What I mean is-

  • You probably have a dead, chonky Thinkpad
  • You use a pre-built x86_64/Arm/RISC-V SBC, or design entirely new motherboard around the case
  • Replace the ports with modern options
  • Use modern Li-ion batteries
  • Swap the display with newer matte IPS panels, or pOLED, etc

Any one who has worked on a project like this?

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I'm sick of my laptop breaking after just three years. I want a laptop that:

  • comes with a nice APU
  • does not have a dGPU
  • comes with a chonky thermal solution
  • has lots of battery juice
  • has lots of modern ports
  • is repairable
  • is rugged, bulky and thick
  • is equipped with a nice, thonky keyboard
  • isn't one of those stupid, low-quality "gAmIng lApTOp"

So far, only the X220 and MNT Reform comes close to this description - the former is a really slow machine for today's time, and for some reason, still damn expensive. The latter is just too expensive to the point that I'll have to sell all eight kidneys in my family.

Do they sell anything like this in today's time, with a reasonable price?

PS. Thick is a strong requirement. I want a really nice cooling solution, plus it also serves it's purpose as a melee weapon to removed-slap those ultra-book trash-talkers.


I'm annoyed by the fact that using LibreWolf means that I lose on system theming and incorrect date and time on chat app.

DarkReader is unreliable, slows down performance of the page, and messes up theming. This is hurting my productivity. Any way to by-pass these two information?

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