well, a couple of those dodgy "we have everything in stock, we swear we aren't just rebadging floor sweepings" websites claim to have it, let's take a chance...

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and if I heat up the Sony IC that i'm pretty sure implements the entire cassette player circuitry, it increases in frequency

dammit. pretty sure the chip is bad then.

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if I switch to the radio for a few seconds, it goes away, and comes back in a few seconds 🤔

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what a curious fault behavior. these are two audio channels. what are those random ticks? the whole thing debiases by a few volts every 5-10 ms

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hmmm can i fix this

my old beater needs the analog hipster cred of having a working cassette player

the factory service manual for my car refers to the horn as the "communication system" lmao

pet health (-) 

my dog is sick *again* and i'm getting so worried about her. she's so old now

oh no now im doing another software opinion 

my phone randomly decided fuck was misspelled, i think it's trying to tell me something

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oh no now im doing another software opinion 

oh no this community tends to make tools that don't work on windows!! but it's my favorite platform! so many people use it!

why the fuck should they be obligated to? why do you expect people to labor for free to improve a commercial product? bite ass

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oh no now im doing another software opinion 

it was a good development to see people start to realize that if you're going to release code to the public you should be responsible for it

and yet i'm pretty dismayed to see it develop into shit like "if you don't support this platform you're bad and wrong" or "if i don't like your UI design you need to 'fix' it" and holy shit the entitlement culture. not every tool is going to be perfect for you and nobody owes you that labor for free

oh no now im doing a software opinion 

this damn excessive complexity where we need fifty layers and several whiteboards full of diagrams to explain them all just to make an led flash is a big part of why i exited software

everyone insists it's "easier" this way and expecting people to not do this is hostile or some shit and like... what? it's all so fucking hard to understand, how is this better

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oh no now im doing a software opinion 

i'm glad the editor wars™ have mostly simmered down and we're accepting that it's ok if you like using something that doesn't have as much traditional nerd cred

buuuuut

a lot of people have swung fully to "ide-style tools are a necessity to navigate and refactor modern code and you're a dinosaur if you want something lightweight" and uh no, if i need automation to deal with text that's supposed to be human readable you are the problem for making it that way

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Asking LGBTQ+ people only:

What's your view of the word "queer" in the context of describing LGBTQ+ people?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

leftism talk 

if your thinking looks like it came from a soviet propaganda poster about how empowering it'll be to labor away your whole fuckin life for a communism-themed factory i'm just going to assume you're a secret tankie because at least that makes sense

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leftism talk 

bring it up and they're all "well ok that's a hierarchy and we don't like those so we'll do something about it :) 🌈" but so many have no interest in what that something might be bc they're so busy trying to fuckin look cool and that's not fun

if you're going to waste brain cycles on utopian daydreaming can you at least fit a few more of your comrades into those daydreams??

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leftism talk 

so many anarchists/leftists in general are all "after capitalism we'll all freely associate to do work and you'll get stuff from ppl because you did stuff for them :) :)" and there's depressingly little interest in looking critically at the oldschool left labor-worship and wondering how we as a society can help people with different needs or abilities

i want more of these fuckers to explain how they aren't just right wing libertarians with leftie punk aesthetics

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what gargamel did, mastodon meta 

@Mycroft I also wrote an open letter calling for gargron's resignation

seedy.xyz/posts/0005-open-lett

oh no i followed someone who made a good toot without noticing they post almost entirely about software

where's the holy water

transition stuff, The Bullshit Concept That Is Passing 

at some point i started passing the majority of the time (and getting the "conspicuous avoidance of gendering" the rest, which i'm also totes ok with) and i have no idea how the fuck it happened because i put in so very little effort, and don't even really know what my gender IS so what even is passing but somehow i'm doing it

wtf yo this fuckin rocks

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