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i'm really interested in how technology fails people, and how people fail technology.

so infosec, user experience, mangled hardware and software, and the intersection of humans and computers in general.

i also like making dumb jokes.

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Reblogged from piggyjelly  4 notes

susu6:

So, uh, the backlight on my laptop burnt out, I was wondering i any of you have experience with this? Is this a common problem? I hope it’s not too expensive to fix…

it’ll vary depending on the specific model of your laptop, but check this out:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Your-Laptop-s-Backlight/

to get someone else to fix it, you’ll need to find someone that specializes in laptops (not every computer fixy person is; for instance, i don’t know much about them) and if it’s an old/cheap model the cost of repairing it may outweigh the cost of just replacing it.