It's frustrating when a 10 year old computer can't get on facebook or watch 480p on youtube anymore, even thought it could five years ago.
The computer hasn't changed.
Facebook and youtube have become more complicated. They didn't need to, but they could get more complicated because the average computer got faster, and the average internet connection got faster over that time span.
So a computer that could do X lost it's ability to do X as a result of a third party.
I’ve noticed a resurgence of using “made up” as a synonym for “not real, unimportant” lately. I wonder why?
But regardless, it seems worth pointing out that many of the things that the vast majority of people find essential to their lives are entirely made up. As in, they exist only to the extent that enough people agree they exist. But they're very real and have real effects on one's life
Words are made up. Grammar and punctuation. Laws. Money. Family. Romance. Any expectations you have of friends or partners or neighbors, except those you explicitly negotiate? Made up. Nothing more than a shared fiction around what ought to be important.
And yet all very real, with real consequences based in others' perception of how you navigate them.
@Sigma_Wolf77 I still have a good shortwave, a tecsun s2000, and a wire dipole on the roof, but it's a bad location here with a lot of electrical interference, so these days I mostly listen thru remote SDR's over the internet
american expat living in the philippines, retired librarian, musician (guitar and keyboards) practicing buddhist, progressive politics
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