What is the name of a small, affordable, but capable PC?
I am speaking about things like Raspberry Pie, the PC that hasn’t yet (?) arrived, the Tango PC, and by ‘capable’ I mean ‘does everything that an ordinary user needs’ (that’s not overly scientific – but I’m a doctor learning blogger, not an engineer’).

I am not sure, whether these computers are close to/ do the same as HTPC. For now, may I call a small, affordable and capable computer – a SMAC-PC?)

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I think, it’s just another little computer, but it’s worth mentioning.

It’s marketed as “the first complete Windows 10 PC that fits into your pocket”, which could be true or not (or not that interesting).
The good thing is that developing smaller and affordable computers has become a trend nowadays. Again, I don’t know, whether Raspberry Pie has (or has not) been the spur of fruition in the blooming industry) Anyway, the revolution is here, and noticed even by MS, which claims Windows platform is coming to Raspberry Pie too.

Yesterday I attended local trashlab-like event, and liked it VERY much.

Kullankaivajat -työpaja
Basically, the main idea of the event was to see the internals of a desktop computer (which might be very interesting and useful for novice users who are afraid to open the desktop PC case), to get idea how it works (and how it might break) – and how it can be fixed and/or updated. And we also got opportunity to break some stuff too!) In the name of science and education, of course!)
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Another title for this post could be:
“BS branding in Copronomics”.

A certain type of marketing, which could have started from “professional” lines of products (“blue” series of Bosch instead of “green”), nowadays reaches quite absurd stage of BS-branding. Have you heard of “pro”-series of toothbrushes? Seriously, “professional” TOOTHBRUSHES?!.. But marketing guru’s do not stop there…
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Dear MEP,
Stop destroying the Internet as we know it!

This year, a global public outcry passed strong net neutrality rules in the United States.
But the EU Telecom single market regulation lacks clarity and falls far short of the US rules:
http://savetheinternet.eu/#why

On October 27th, PLEASE, vote for the amendments that clarify the Telecom Single Market regulation to strengthen net neutrality. EU citizens deserve net neutrality rules that are *at least* as strong as those in the US!

Sincerely,
A concerned Internet user.

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First attempts to fixing
The fix (wip, hopefully coming)
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This is a common problem in recent distributives of linux, according to my searches online.

Description
After a fresh installation of Mint (xfce version, a very pleasant lightweight operating system) on [yet another] my laptop, I noticed that the brightness of the monitor was low.

Sometimes the system did respond to pressing brightness buttons on the keyboard (Fn+Brightness Up/Down), but the response was weird and chaotic.
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