What editor do you use?
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I just got thrown into a serious Linux environment and I'm learning shit real fast. My boss pretty much allows me to only work in a core environment and only wants me using VI. I've enjoyed it, but I fucking detest VI. I'm sorry, it is by far the must unintuitive ugly ass piece of shit editor. I needed to edit an IP address, and that shit would not let me delete a period and put a period. I said fuck this, switched to nano and got it done in 1 second. I am flustered now due to my OBVIOUS lack of knowledge in VI,so obviously the fault falls on me, not the system, so don't start hating. But please tell me /g/ why use VI when you have nano? Is VI capable of doing something nano is not? What about other text editors? Why don't they just put nano as the default text editor instead of VI? Shit nano at least has the common courtesy to post its main important controls upfront for every user to see, VI tells you to go fuck yourself up front.
tldr: What does VI have that nano doesn't and whats your editor of choice?
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Why do people bother with cooler pads for their laptops?
Pic fucking related. Easy to take out with me, just stick it under the laptop and let it work it's magic. Completely silent, zero energy consumption.
Cooling pads for laptops are shit, clunky, and pointless. If you lift the laptop up a little the laptops own cooler is more than sufficient, and it's easier to type with the slight tilt of the laptop.