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What the 76 in System76 stands for 

I learnt this the other day and ugh..

Please tell me I'm not crazy for thinking this is... I don't even have the words for it.

"In reference to the American Revolution, the 76 in our name declares our independence from proprietary empires through the freedom that open source technology provides. Will you join us?"

Source: System76 Brand book system76.cdn.prismic.io/system (linked on system76.com/about)

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent as a fascist empire, any reference to the US in positive terms is, to me, a fascist dogwhistle

we could also say "white supremacist", "settler-colonial", or any other number of evils which are central to the identity of the US

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent eww gah what the fuck

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent rofl it's SO fossbro

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent ...oh god they're local to me

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@alexisvl I might have gotten one of their laptops a while a go if import wasn't so expensive, now I'm kind of glad I hesitated.

I was actually looking for info on their Netherlands warehouse when I found this.

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent WOW. i havent rolled my eyes this hard in idk how long

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent wtf
thought some of the system76 computers looked neat but guess not anymore!

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@rock I found this when looking for information about shipping from the Netherlands so uhm, yeah I'm not interested any longer.

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent o and unrelated

is there something up with rage.love I can't load it and pfp isn't being loaded here

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@rock Works fine for me, in what sense are you having issues?

What's pfp?

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent ProFile Picture

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@rock Ah, ty. I'll make a local post to see if anybody else has heard anything.

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent not a good look

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@June @human_equivalent oh wtf that's so gross and disappointing. Now I feel bad for not looking into that before getting two computers from them :/

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent ok that's fucked up

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent ah, okay, cool

*sets laptop on fire*

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@meena Sorry. :(

But for those who have one I mean it's not like any hardware manufacturer is good right?

re: What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent @meena it seems like consumption often comes down to the choice between personalized evil and impersonal evil.

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent That's the definition of cringe right there. :blobfrowningbig:

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent I am so glad that they were too incompetent with shipping and I cancelled my order as a result. They just look worse with every passing day.

What the 76 in System76 stands for 

@human_equivalent@rage.love oh god why
why are americans like this

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