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oluseyi
    Ok. Shower and then sleep. It's time. Good night, ADN
    oluseyi
      @matigo (You can see the directions in which my startup/indie plans are turning…)
      oluseyi
        @matigo I just wish someone made a media tablet primarily designed to act as a "terminal" for your smartphone. That someone may eventually have to be me.
        oluseyi
          @matigo Bingo. Plus, I've found that I don't really take advantage of my current notebook's portability for productive purposes. Going back to a desktop might even make a media tablet (now think iPad—mini) reasonable again.
          oluseyi
            @cgiffard Well, if I'm going to be not-sleeping, I might as well do something else terrible :-P
            oluseyi
              @matigo I figure that will hold me while I get the software side of the picture sorted out, and then sometime next year I can start building. 30-inch 4k+ monitor. SSD + RAID + NAS. Portable display tablet (think Wacom, not iPad).
              oluseyi
                @matigo I might be in the market for a PC myself, though I have no interest in a notebook. I want to build a "monster" production rig, and primarily run Linux on it. Currently I've set up (and then misconfigured) Ubuntu on an unused 2008 iMac.
                oluseyi
                  @matigo I know someone already mentioned Lenovo to you, but you have some security concerns. They purchased IBM's ThinkPad business; the X1 Carbon [shop.lenovo.com] is a sweet piece of kit!
                  oluseyi
                    Up late. Should be asleep. Eating papaya and ice cream.
                    oluseyi
                      @matigo Dang. Yeah, I did similar research before buying and decided on them. I believe the runners-up were Sony VAIOs…
                      oluseyi
                        @skematika I know. My own experiences have been generally positive as well, but I've seen people experience severe disappointments as well. Thus, "generally adequate."
                        oluseyi
                          @matigo I got my dad one of the Samsung Series 9 ATIV [www.samsung.com] notebooks last year. Pretty impressed by the hardware.
                          oluseyi
                            @skematika "Bulletproof" is stretching it. Let's settle on "generally solid." @matigo
                            oluseyi
                              @blumenkraft We absolutely do… and I'm very interested in figuring out what I can do to accelerate the realization of the heavily automated future! @remus
                              oluseyi
                                @blumenkraft Arthur C. Clarke's "Profiles of the Future" was highly influential on me as a teen, particularly the essay on the "Obsolescence of Man." It's heavily influenced my attitude toward automation. @remus
                                oluseyi
                                  @blumenkraft This is why it took me 2 weeks to respond to @remus' post: I wanted to make sure I'd read and properly digested the story, and I followed up on multiple references in addition to revisiting some philosophical futurism I'd read before.
                                  oluseyi
                                    @chriskrycho I've read numerous journalists (and non-journalistic writers, like film reviewers) who think that the goal of "objective" news coverage is inherently flawed, and that an open presentation of biases is more valuable—and honest. @WinningSlowly
                                    oluseyi
                                      @blumenkraft Also, it gets a little cute, substituting "productivity" for jobs, when one of the phenomena argued by David Grabber (linked of Monroe's piece) is the pervasiveness of make-work, or, as he calls them, "bullshit jobs." @remus
                                      oluseyi
                                        @blumenkraft My pleasure! I'll caution that I don't completely agree with it. It presumes a linearity of results that is never guaranteed. Automation may hit with a vengeance when it does start taking jobs again. @remus
                                        oluseyi
                                          @chriskrycho Capitalistically, those sites should be allowed to collapse, but instead they're being (temporarily) propped up by ad revenue at a growing social and productivity cost. It can't last. @WinningSlowly