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OSes 

I've lost count at how many I've used. Consumer, industrial, minicomputer, mainframe, high concept to complete toy. Pre-release, beta, half broken dev builds. I've cut my teeth on so many UNIXes and Linuxes they all look the same.

So, what's the best?

The one you have, and the one that feels like home.

There is no ultimate OS. Prefer to crack code on bog standard Windows? That's cool. MacOS? Sure, if that works for you. I don't care if you're on a mean and lean Arch build, a Haiku Alpha, or some patched monstrosity running in a VM on top of Qubes.

Your home isn't my home, and shouldn't be.

That's what makes it beautiful.

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Confession time 

My first job involved a lot of consulting. Mostly for telecoms, banks, insurance, gov, and even the military. High powered, enterprise stuff with million dollar licenses and secured data centers. Sometimes with loaded weapons.

There's a reason I make websites now, and for none of those people.

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Intro 

Hi, I'm socketwench. You can call me 'wench or socket if you like. I mostly do Drupal and Devops by day, and enjoy bad sci-fi by night. I like creating things with my hands like toolboxes, portable computers, and keyboards. I also write tutorials and blog posts up on my site, deninet.com. Once and a while I also write fiction or draw things. I have...complicated...feelings about the term "maker" and don't apply it to myself. I don't even call myself a "hacker", unless you consider the broader Levian definition. I have a weird social emphasis on my love of tech, which might confuse you at first.

And yes, I still have hard copies of "Hackers" the movie, and all three soundtracks.

So that was Enemy Mine and that was . It was good, but can we go....cheaper? And *still* be good.

Buckle up fedi, cause the next one is a hard watch.

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And that's Enemy Mine. It has some amazing make up and impressive performances, less amazing special effects, but great story telling. Yet, it has, rightfully, problematic written all over it. Still, a personal favorite.

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At this point the film steers wildly sci-action. It still works, kinda, but it also feels rather Mighty Whitey as Quaid single handedly frees the enslaved Dracs.

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And here we are...the Enemy Mine.

*SIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHH*

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Oh hai second formative experience.

The sudden return to space after so much downwell is intentionally jarring. Quaid is thought dead, nearly buried in this before it's time critique of USian warfare.

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Bumper Robinson takes over, and while scenes are few, they are affective.

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Gossett leaves the film as it enters the second act, but his exit is masterful. And it's at this point the audience might have figured out this isn't a normal scifi.

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And in the following scenes he pulls off pregnant and glowing. How mamy pregnant women did you talk to, Gossett?!

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Oh, hi formative experience.

After so many scenes of progress, at the height of a deadly meteor shower, it all comes back to this.

"Legally" "annexed". Uh-huh, white guy.

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Time starts accelerating, and while Gossett's make up doesn't change much, Quaid becomes bedraggled at exactly the right rate.

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Quiad keeps ratcheting up the fragile self confidence and bravado, and the planet keeps kicking his ass. It's therapeutic.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.