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How do you see anything with terminal text that small?
 
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How do you see anything with terminal text that small?
If you view it in its original resolution (1080p) you should be able to read it easily. I think 7 and 8 are optimal. If it is bigger I find it less comfortable to read. The idea behind PragmataPro is that lines are more compact in height and width. You can view a lot of windows at the same time. And another advantage of this is that it is less stressful for your eyes.

Back when 720p was still a more common resolution, the font size 7 was much more popular, especially with programmers. I don't know why fonts in windows and macOS are so large by default, but I think it's mainly so old people can read the text. Not because these kind of size fonts are necessary for people with a well-functioning sight.

Millennials are having more vision problems and at a younger age than previous generations. Nearly 70% of millennials experience eye strain, and more people are nearsighted than ever before. This is thought to be due to the way millennials live their daily lives. Smartphones are not good for your eyesight and RF-EMF has many side effects that are not known to the general public because the telecom industry does not want people to know about it. But specifically 5G radiation is worse for the eyes than 4G and 3G according to research.
 
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Millennials are having more vision problems and at a younger age than previous generations. Nearly 70% of millennials experience eye strain, and more people are nearsighted than ever before. This is thought to be due to the way millennials live their daily lives. Smartphones are not good for your eyesight and RF-EMF has many side effects that are not known to the general public because the telecom industry does not want people to know about it. But specifically 5G radiation is worse for the eyes than 4G and 3G according to research.
But doesn't non-mmWave 5G (which is essentially just LTE Advanced+) use the same frequency bands as the older standards? One thing that I wonder is if the newer WiFi standards would be better or worse from a health perspective. I think they may be better due to higher efficiency, which means less RF-EMF is needed to transfer the same amount data. Of course, if people compensate for this with 4K video and other nonsense than it would not really be an improvement.
 
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But doesn't non-mmWave 5G (which is essentially just LTE Advanced+) use the same frequency bands as the older standards? One thing that I wonder is if the newer WiFi standards would be better or worse from a health perspective. I think they may be better due to higher efficiency, which means less RF-EMF is needed to transfer the same amount data. Of course, if people compensate for this with 4K video and other nonsense than it would not really be an improvement.
If you want detailed info on this topic, here are 119 resources mainly focusing on the biological effects of ELF-EMF and RF-EMF: https://pastebin.com/sVYMs85N

With 5G waves, the waves have a different shape, they go up and down faster, but they don't go as far. You can achieve higher speeds, but you need more cell towers to have the same range over the same area. You need much more energy as well. Standard 5G radiation penetrate less deeply into the body, but skin and eyes are more exposed than with 4G. In the beginning it was thought that 5G would be less harmful because it penetrates less deeply into organs. But newer studies show that you have a lot of potentially bad general systemic effects because skin and eyes are so strongly irradiated. It's hard to say whether 5G is worse or better than 4G for humans and for our evolution.

During the development of 5G people had very little knowledge about Brillouin Precursors. Researchers and the telecom industry actually did not know with certainty that Brillouin Precursors really existed. After the development of 5G, several researchers succeeded in proving that Brillouin Precursors really exist. These waves can be very harmful to biological cells. It is not really known whether the current 5G radiation is powerful enough to generate Brillouin Precursors, but it is known that the 5G radiation is so strong that you come close to this point where the possible formation of Brillouin Precursors must be taken into account .

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If you want detailed info on this topic, here are 119 resources mainly focusing on the biological effects of ELF-EMF and RF-EMF: https://pastebin.com/sVYMs85N

With 5G waves, the waves have a different shape, they go up and down faster, but they don't go as far.
Yes, you are referring to mmWave 5G here, which uses significantly higher frequencies ("they go up and down faster") than "regular" 5G (which is quite similar to LTE (Advanced)) and as a result the signal also does not travel as far.
You can achieve higher speeds, but you need more cell towers to have the same range over the same area.
This only applies to mmWave 5G, which will only be implemented in metro areas for this exact reason. Outside of the metro areas, in less densely populated areas (where it does not make economic sense to build a lot of cellular towers and where the bandwidth demand is also much lower) there will only be "plain" 5G, which is basically "LTE+" or "4.5G".
You need much more energy as well. Standard 5G radiation penetrate less deeply into the body, but skin and eyes are more exposed than with 4G. In the beginning it was thought that 5G would be less harmful because it penetrates less deeply into organs. But newer studies show that you have a lot of potentially bad general systemic effects because skin and eyes are so strongly irradiated. It's hard to say whether 5G is worse or better than 4G for humans and for our evolution.
I think that the main distinction will be between 5G mmWave and all the traditional cellular technologies, including "plain" 5G.
During the development of 5G people had very little knowledge about Brillouin Precursors. Researchers and the telecom industry actually did not know with certainty that Brillouin Precursors really existed. After the development of 5G, several researchers succeeded in proving that Brillouin Precursors really exist. These waves can be very harmful to biological cells. It is not really known whether the current 5G radiation is powerful enough to generate Brillouin Precursors, but it is known that the 5G radiation is so strong that you come close to this point where the possible formation of Brillouin Precursors must be taken into account .

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Is that Scheme code? Also, what music player are you running?
 
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Is that Scheme code?
It is Common Lisp which is very similar to Scheme but has more advanced capabilities. Common Lisp has long been the leading language for software research and advanced development projects. Its ability to tackle the biggest problems is unmatched. It is an energy efficient programming language unlike Python, Ruby, Lua, etc. Usually it is just a little faster than Java, but in some specific situations it can be faster than C. It also uses less RAM than Java, which is one of the problems with Java. For compact apps or for shorter scripts, Common Lisp is often faster than Rust. I'm not talking about super short scripts, but rather advanced tasks. So it's really when an app starts doing very computationally intensive tasks that Rust starts to take less time than Common Lisp at some point. Another advantage of Common Lisp is productivity. It's not the most productive programming language ever, but it's more productive than Python and Ruby for a lot of problems. Common Lisp is almost always many times more productive than JS, Java, C and Rust. This language has become less popular as Google pushed Python a lot, although Python is a less smart programming language compared to Common Lisp in many areas.
Also, what music player are you running?
ncmpcpp in combination with musicpd and OSS in bitperfect mode with real-time sound ( <5ms latency)
 
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This is Devuan's default look with XFCE. I installed it on a USB 2.0 flash stick like you normally install it on an SSD/eMMC/HDD, I mean it's a permanent install and not a 'live' desktop. It's really nice that the system boots up completely in 28 seconds from a very slow USB 2.0 interface which is (very) limited in terms of IOPS and read/write performance. In the browser, performance is usually the same as with SSDs because most things are loaded into RAM.

Devuan is a system that focuses on stability, so you have old software. Firefox and Chromium perform much lower than in FreeBSD mainly because the software versions in FreeBSD are much more recent, but FreeBSD is probably still slightly faster even with the same software versions. Eg the Chromium version of Devuan performs lower in Speedometer than Chromium on FreeBSD. This problem is easily solved by eg installing Brave on Devuan which performs largely similar to Brave on FreeBSD via the LInux emulation layer (or Clear Linux). So all in all, Devuan is one of the best Linux systems you can install on old USB 2.0 sticks. When I remove the USB 2.0 stick from my PC, FreeBSD just boots up. This is handy because configuring dual-boot with FreeBSD is not always easy.
 

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This is Devuan's default look with XFCE. I installed it on a USB 2.0 flash stick like you normally install it on an SSD/eMMC/HDD, I mean it's a permanent install and not a 'live' desktop.

What software did you use to do that? Years ago I set something similiar up with an Ubuntu distro but never got it to work quite right.
 
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What software did you use to do that? Years ago I set something similiar up with an Ubuntu distro but never got it to work quite right.
I did not use any special software. You just need two USB sticks. Let me call them USB1 and USB2.

You can use USB1 to write the Devuan .iso or .img file via the dd command. I did this from FreeBSD. You can also do this from Linux with dd, or from windows with balenaEtcher. Then plug the two USB sticks into your PC and boot the one that has Devuan installed on it (USB1).

After that you just have to do the installation as usual. Via GParted I checked the location of the USB on which I wanted to install Devuan (USB2). This turned out to be /dev/sdc so I created a SWAP partition and an EXT4 partition on /dev/sdc and told the installer to install the system there. I also chose MBR instead of GPT because it makes installing Devuan easier. And then I redirected GRUB to use this MBR from /dev/sdc.

Devuan is considered unsuitable for novice Linux users, and many people find Devuan unsuitable for intermediate Linux users as well. Once installed it is as easy as Debian. If you want to make the boot really snappy on an extremely slow USB 2.0 flash stick, you should choose a distro that doesn't use systemd, unless it's Clear Linux. Clear Linux has extremely optimized systemd making it much faster than on 90% of Linux distros. Clear Linux is easy to install and can therefore be placed on a USB stick. You must have 20GB of free space on the USB for Clear Linux. With Devuan you only need something like 11GB. Artix Linux and Void Linux also start quickly from a USB stick, but are not 'super easy' for beginners either. Clear Linux and MX Linux are ultimately super easy to use with a slow USB 2.0 stick for running permanent Linux distro installations that are rather snappy to use and also fast to boot.
 

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