This 2011 visual novel predicted how privacy would change in 2018

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I played Don’t Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain’t Your Story for the first time shortlyafter it was released about seven years ago. It’s a game that’s stuck with me ever since. That’s partly because of the metafictional way the story of the game is told, which sort of circumvents the visual novel presentation of the game. But it’s also because of what it says about privacy on the internet and in social networks. In 2011, it felt like an interesting extrapolation of what the next generation’s attitudes could be having…

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Apple Launching Pilot Program Allowing Repairs of Soon-to-Be Vintage Mid 2011 iMac in United States

Apple today internally announced it is launching a new pilot program that will permit Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers to continue offering repair service for 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models released in mid 2011, despite the fact they will be classified as vintage starting next month.

The pilot program will be available in the United States only between March 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018, subject to parts availability from Apple, according to the company’s internal memo obtained by MacRumors. After the pilot ends, repairs will only be available in California and Turkey, as required by law.

Apple and Authorized Service Providers can usually repair an iMac’s display and hinge, logic board, graphics card, hard drive or SSD, power supply, and other components, although the exact availability of replacement parts remains to be seen. It’s unclear if RAM and storage upgrades will continue to be offered.

Apple typically offers repairs and replacement parts for a Mac until five years after it is no longer manufactured. Mid 2011 iMac models are now approaching this cutoff, as the last education-only configuration was discontinued in March 2013, but these machines will now remain eligible for service for an additional six months.

Apple didn’t specify if the pilot program will eventually expand to other vintage products, or whether it will be available outside of the United States.

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This ‘Lando Rap’ parody is a perfect imitation of Childish Gambino circa 2011

Do you remember 2011? I know this is a ridiculous question because 2011 was at least 14 lifetimes ago, but if you try very hard and don’t think about anything else for the rest of the day and eat a few thousand milligrams of caffeine (and whatever else you have lying around!) maybe you can remember the cartoony, bratty, polarizing rap album Camp, released by the then just-getting-famous Community star Donald Glover, under the moniker Childish Gambino.

At the time, I loved it, because I was a sucker and additionally 17 (so lay off!), but some people preferred to describe it as “one of the most uniquely unlikable rap records of [the] year,” and “hashtag rap’s tombstone.” It did feature lyrics like “Cause I’m a beast bitch, grr, Invader…

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Olympus announces Android-powered Google Glass clone with a processor from 2011

Despite all of the product’s problems, I still wish Google had decided to release Google Glass to the general public (the $ 1,500 Explorer edition doesn’t count). The company decided that medical institutions and industry were the markets for Glass, and now Olympus is following suit with its ‘EyeTrek INSIGHT EI-10 Smart Glasses.’

Like Google Glass, the EI-10 projects an image in front of your eyes, so you can easily view information while your hands are occupied.

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High Sierra leaves Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 behind, 2016 edition needs updating

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A support document published by Microsoft, and some AppleInsider testing, shows that while the newer versions of the office productivity suite will mostly work with High Sierra now, the current version does not — and older versions are getting left behind.
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