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Dieter Bohn @backlon San Francisco, CA

Executive Editor, The Verge. Tech commentary. Typos are intentional jokes I mean obviously.

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Joined Twitter 3/13/07


fun thing about our pirate radio series is we have a phone line you can call and listen to all the stories and bonu… https://t.co/eCdPrkB5Dr
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @thedextriarchy @verge Once upon I time I thought I would be able to catch up to you on post count. I was so young, so naive.☎ 718-545-0837 ☎ https://t.co/RdznlgI0k7Sick Lambo. (No literally it looks like a Lamborghini got sick) https://t.co/k2E6ZvC5wB https://t.co/osaaU542kBthe five-minute version of the tesla cybertruck announcement https://t.co/0y3fQey4LD
Retweeted by Dieter BohnCEO of Nikola Motors, which is still in the middle of a lawsuit against Tesla for alleged patent infringement https://t.co/8FkiB3MNZm
Retweeted by Dieter BohnTesla making a truck that looks like a low poly simulation while Flight Simulator now looks like goddamn real life… https://t.co/qB6eYtRn43
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @joshuatopolsky fuck same tweet.Deep cut https://t.co/hObRvNNLnkAnd it’s back! https://t.co/KSqSUsnDp3
Retweeted by Dieter BohnInterior, Cybertruck https://t.co/w57mJwcmiAC Y B E R T R U C K https://t.co/StiN7oD1m3huge mood https://t.co/VjOcesgoqX
Retweeted by Dieter Bohnno really though you should watch this it's bonkers https://t.co/86NQTxfOY0What if Le Corbusier and a Delorian had a child?waitwait now I hate itWait now I like Cybertruck because it's Brutalist in its materials and design.there it is https://t.co/w087Y4NcQOgoodnight https://t.co/jqMITSmKTA
Retweeted by Dieter BohnSigh. Errrrrrrr.. Truck? https://t.co/purGMXZGyyMore DeLorenzo: “It will be a niche product at best and poses no threat in the pickup market as we know it today.… https://t.co/S3Yds92jp6
Retweeted by Dieter BohnTesla’s Cybertruck is available for preorder with a $100 deposit https://t.co/WrPh05Hwje https://t.co/UKKlD1HXnT
Retweeted by Dieter BohnTesla Cybertruck: uuuuhhhhhhh https://t.co/purGMXZGyyI’m back babyI bet you they haven’t decided yet whether or not to include a post-credits scene at the end of The Mandalorian. Ri… https://t.co/0gJGWan08bAnd here’s a live stream. Doors open at 10PM ET and the event is scheduled to start at 11PM ET https://t.co/5RXQ2EYbju
Retweeted by Dieter BohnI'm kind of half paying attention to the impeachment shindig and every time I think "nice burn, maybe this is going… https://t.co/v9T5tARhsR
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11/22
2019
@panzer I am “true backlon” on xbox and honestly it’s half the reason I don’t use it anymore. @panzer thank you for this I was waiting for the controller to claim mine and could have lost it.i wanted to learn more about the company that delayed all the text messages earlier this month turns out it’s beco… https://t.co/VGm1a5H0CC
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @mmajeski06 heyooooooooo @tomwarren @kylealden Yup — if it were out of beta, anyway. we don’t include beta software in review scores.I’m gonna tell my kids this is infinite recursion. https://t.co/iCCd5EbFDDI’m gonna tell my kids this is infinite recursion @maisonpulaski wait I say bah humbug @caseyjohnston @JoannaStern Casey true story I sweated over which one to link(*whispers: I've never played Half Life*) @_numerico trying to definitively answer that would be an impossible quest in a fantasy world with no real results.It has been surreal to see Facebook paralyzed by indecision here while Twitter takes decisive action. It is almost… https://t.co/viw8gSBr7I
Retweeted by Dieter Bohnstill true just saying. https://t.co/SJpL2kwZWU @reckless @iandeeley T O U C H S C R E E NIt's in the lede graf but calling it out here as well: @caseyjohnston and @JoannaStern are to be commended for thei… https://t.co/CP7C7oVqEkOne of our winning Alt headlines is "Mac to the future" by @cgartenberg and it is chef's kissI'm also really sad that I never took the chance to use the headline I had been saving in my back pocket: Misery is… https://t.co/QAuX6qtKXiHere’s my Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch review. Apple fixed the obvious things, improved things I didn’t expect, and ge… https://t.co/9u5esmjHT3Adam Neumann made more than $700,000 for each and every person getting fired from WeWork today https://t.co/XL8gXPFbwD
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @kayeblegvad But actually, we were testing a new "flex gate," which is a flood barrier that would allow us to seal… https://t.co/Iadz1nR2c7
Retweeted by Dieter BohnPeople love to dunk on Neumann, but most of the people getting laid off today are guilty of nothing but working for… https://t.co/V3HHvj0GVJ
Retweeted by Dieter BohnRIP my favorite baseball cap for like the past 15 years. https://t.co/RiZwPx0ZS3Goddamnit. https://t.co/KJ6MT9LINEWho is going to tell him it doesn't work like this? https://t.co/WJC1lPa7hf
Retweeted by Dieter Bohnfor @vergecars, i wrote about the world’s first air taxi station (pics by @serialninja) https://t.co/KsrtE1hREC
Retweeted by Dieter BohnGreat @jake_k investigation into all those recently delivered Valentine’s Day texts finds that the culprit is a nea… https://t.co/FbyPyeOvps
Retweeted by Dieter BohnMac Pro review: bigly Pros: - Fast - Modular - Handles Cons: - Expensive - Smells like Donald Trump @jkohlmann To me the notable thing in this story isn’t that Apple is switching to using feature flags but that uh w… https://t.co/3iwH5kCrRN @xiann Imagine thinking about it after buying a $10,000 computerDateline: December 30th, 2019. I’m opening up the fancy paper box on a new Mac Pro. It doesn’t have that weird new… https://t.co/NhSjGYXLKyLiterally my iPad Pro froze when I was reading this story from ⁦@markgurman⁩ https://t.co/bOkfzrA9uFklobuchar out here bringing up Honest Ads! https://t.co/LKu9xzqT7r
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn"We are now trapped. Either we must submit to this pervasive surveillance machinery – where our data is easily weap… https://t.co/cCrLvYKJUj
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11/21
2019
Absolutely thrilled https://t.co/TObyzvYkwM
Retweeted by Dieter BohnStarship had an explosive day during testing https://t.co/1I6z5VRkqk
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @waxpancake nooooooooooooA former employee of Uber’s advanced tech group reached out to me recently to say that many of Uber's technical, cu… https://t.co/JbZMv3M91d
Retweeted by Dieter BohnAll I want is the Cybertruck towing a Falcon 9 is that so much to ask
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn1. All existence is suffering 2. The cause of suffering is craving 3. I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no qui… https://t.co/pXLukzxUsPJony Wept https://t.co/DK1QNyDQrBthe latest addition: Genki's USB-C adapter that lets you use Bluetooth headphones on your Switch will be $10 off on… https://t.co/bG9fNj0Tzy
Retweeted by Dieter BohnCan’t believe is already FridayOh hell yes I had been waiting for Manifold Garden and didn't realize it was an Apple Arcade release. https://t.co/ontq6SsBehmy favourite apple arcade games to come out post-launch https://t.co/PZBQi0jALk
Retweeted by Dieter BohnHi yes it’s 630am on a Wednesday so of course I’m looking through @ttscoff’s iTextEditors list again this is a norm… https://t.co/HV0wPoX3jcToday’s newsletter is all about Amazon’s Chaos Energy. Sometimes it’s Chaotic Good - like this IR Blaster. Other ti… https://t.co/RDkxeWOm7xVW made... an electric wagon concept? …that looks pretty good? https://t.co/yugZobHhSS https://t.co/vou5RwE2JT
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11/20
2019
This is a very good way to ensure Apple TV Plus is available on Xbox. It’s also a very good way to not have to main… https://t.co/fPuSQ9RBkOApple is building "next generation" media apps for Windows. It looks like they’ll be UWP apps, too so potentially a… https://t.co/59PYnn3mfK
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @jareddipane yes but they use Chrome?Dearly hope somebody on the Gmail team sees this tweet and updates the favicon for GSuite ASAP, because I want to d… https://t.co/TGjuRbYP8RGoogle Stadia is here and.. well, it's not great. What do you want to know about it? Reply with your questions and… https://t.co/DLlReMyxdl
Retweeted by Dieter BohnThis is nice, and the ecosystem of support around Kickstarter for creators is generally pretty good, but one huge… https://t.co/bl5j0MPLCN
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @tomwarren @digitalfoundry One fun tidbit that didn't make it into my #GoogleStadia review: Stadia already has a PW… https://t.co/mWlXosrGFG
Retweeted by Dieter BohnCongrats to @roseveleth on the 100th Episode of @flashforwardpod!! What an amazing milestone! https://t.co/PlJTH6LFUN
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @verge I would call this service “NPR One but not quite as good” but NPR One is already “NPR One but not quite good"Google is trying its hand at replacing the audio “news update” with one driven by an algorithm. Sort of like the ne… https://t.co/YdnnpEUHXvthis cute little fella is a new design in the Nazca Lines discovered with the help of AI — and part of a larger cac… https://t.co/Qla0Z1hkQH
Retweeted by Dieter BohnOutside the Wire: the Afghan DJs abandoned by the US military https://t.co/ZKjgOJmDoR https://t.co/FmI8lAZuj3
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @camfaulkner “More card"Wow I can’t believe they put Baby Yoda in the Cats movie that’s some George Lucas level retconning right there.For nearly two decades the US has waged war in Iraq and Afghanistan, enlisting the help of locals — and risking the… https://t.co/OYQhXsL05Z
Retweeted by Dieter Bohn @ckindel @reckless When the sun goes cold there will be nothing to interfere with those sweet, sweet IR signals.😭 https://t.co/DsFT3dGo6h @sachasayan DEATH FIRST @reckless You are making my point about IR being great for me. @redletterdave probably it’s both. @reckless The IR Blaster is the OG wireless open interconnect. It meant any developer could create a remote control… https://t.co/t6iAy0BpqD @reckless Just buy a little sun hat for the IR receiver module on your TV: it’s an elegant solution to a simple pro… https://t.co/HMNqOq5ciS @backlon consumes much more energy, IR remotes are basically off until you press a button
Retweeted by Dieter BohnWe are doing Pirate Radio this week on Vergecast and it is amazing but I still might just record a special episode… https://t.co/piJbYcTQT9Counterpoint: Bluetooth: - Requires pairing, often fails - insecure - silly name IR Blaster - Just works - Line o… https://t.co/wJ2UFLRSv8
11/19
2019

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