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9 Jun, 6 tweets, 1 min read
I wonder if anyone has tried retrobriting new hardware.
It's rare but they do make new beige stuff.
Why not retrobrite it?
It'd be useless of course, but it might be interesting as an experiment. Like some people worry that retrobrited stuff gets yellow again faster? Retrobrite a new beige thing and keep another as a control, and wait.
Does it make plastics more brittle? Well, this is a great way to find out without damaging old hardware
Yeah that's what I meant, Swype
"Sensei, this computer's old plastics have turned yellow! What should we do?"
"Bring me my sword. We ride at dawn. We will have our revenge, one way or another!"

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Which I do support, so...
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Swype... Do you think the rickroll is like a California roll or a dinner roll?
Suggest the ingredients for a "Rick roll" sushi roll
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