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crapple is doing so poorly they are beggining to abandoning their "le walled garden" strategy.

im calling it now:in the next five you will see iOS on samsung instead of android

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Has Tim Cook done anything in his life besides being rich?



I'm never going to be able to look at their logo the same way again, thanks.



>Remember the Apple press conference when they announced MS bailed them out and everyone lost their shit?

I know, to the tune of about $150M, most of the bail out came from Gates himself though. Apple needed to buy NeXT outright to get Jobs back which cost them $490M, for a company that was only 30 days away from bankruptcy they needed a massive cash injection then and there, the $150M investment from MS came later.


>There is a reason Tim Cock got the Good Goy Award from the ADL.

Tim isn't a goy.



>Do they not realize people aren't going to subscribe to multiple streaming services?

No, they think that since they are Apple as soon as their service is available on everyone's TVs they will magically cancel their Netflix/Spotify/Amazon/Crunchyroll/etc sub subscription and exclusively use AppleTV.


>Consumers stopped seeing apple as THE tech status symbol over time, each blunder degrading the brand reputation a bit more, it's as simple as that.

This, the few people I know that use Apple products just stopped caring years ago about upgrading to the latest phone or laptop when they came out.


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Apple-branded Toilet paper when?

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Pic unrelated.

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Me too. Fuck clients tho, ain't got no time for that shit.


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Just provision a SIP phone or ATA and get a provider that supports SMS.

There really is no way they could tell if your calling from your Thinkpad, a 1970s deskphone hanging off an ATA, or a botnet cellphone. SMS you can send and receive through a web portal or an app on your thinkpad.





I ditched my "smart" phone back in 2013.

#LandLineForLyfe NIGGA



The drugdealer on my neighborhood has a Motorola E4 thing with layers upon layers of botnet, it has so much shit, launchers and viruses that shit is literally unhackable


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>literally unusable


Personally I find it a huge waste of time, energy, and a distraction. Since on most image boards content only survives a few weeks or so, boards get slided, infiltrated, manipulated with almost no effort because of the "anonymous" and fast-moving aspect of image boards.

Of course there are some benefits to image boards as well, the fact that people can share images and files is one thing and that people have a feeling of anonymity so people feel less inclined to control their speech.

But, really, can't we come up with something better that tries to combine the good parts of several platforms that have shown to work quite well such as forums, chat (rooms), user-curated submissions (Voat, Reddit), etc.

Though, it doesn't really have to be an all new platform it could also be a collection of minor changes to how image boards (or some other piece of software) operate to create a better platform.

Personally I'd like to see a platform that incentivizes the re-use of files and pieces of information without having to endlessly re-post the same information over, and over again.

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>most image boards content only survives a few weeks or so

This used to be a feature, a + of imageboards not a -. You had to be there, you had to be an active part of the community to know what's going on. That's before redditors started making home in imageboards and demanding all content to be archived whether officially or by a third party archiver.



That works great for /b/, but when you have a board about technical subjects with actual information, you want to have that shit archived and searchable.



No, you do not. You have active discussions about whatever it is you care about. Write a blog post if you think it's quality worth preserving or future generations.



I'm working on something else that might alleviate some problems listed in the OP but it'll be a piece of software not a new platform.


The real question is: why are we using social software where EVERYONE can participate? You don't want retards posting. You want good users only.

This board is composed mostly of lusers who couldn't code their way out of a paper bag. What we really want is a board for hackers, engineers, people who can actually make shit happen. Anyone else need not apply.

Elitism is the answer.

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I am but a humble ASCII fag of 12 solar cycles, and I must query as to what this concept is suppose to buh? can a superior mind brain intelligence please convey this in a fashion simple enough for a smol brain liek me to understand? Or is it's complexity beyond all hope for me to grasp?

pic related to mein struggle to comprehend

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So you'll have to forgive my schizo, but what I'm inferring is that this guy claims to have invented some sort of phonetic encoding standard which can be thought of as being analogous to ascii for voice encoding. (ascii being simple and limited but generally sufficient for representing any written natural language.) Look into phonetics/linguistics, vocoders, and vocaloid (voice synthesis) technology for more context minus the crazy. (Some terms to look up: formant [synthesis], fourier transform, spectrum, cepstrum, )

Literally only spent 30 seconds reading these pages so I could be totally wrong, in which case, ignore this.



I also should add that what I describe here (or what he is claiming to have made, if I'm right) is entirely possible, but I'll believe it when I see it. Not aware of any attempts to do something like this outside of vocal synthesis tech, but this is more of a linguistics endeavor, and I'm not intimately familiar with the field.



Anything is possible if you set vague enough expectations! Believe in yourself!



I think we'd have better luck if we devised a way to capture the behavior of human vocal chords (something akin to motion capture but for the parts of the body responsible for speech and vocalization), trained a deep belief network on a representative sample of people speaking normally, but using the same script of phrases in multiple languages as well as reading a script of our best guesses at the full set of vocalizations that do not correspond to any specific language. Correlating binary representations of the possible positions of the human vocal chords to the binary representations of the auditory phenomenon they create would be quite the undertaking, but once accomplished could be fine tuned by taking multiple instances of this original generalized model and training it to reproduce it's best guess as to what the human vocal chord position and motion would be for each snippet. Maybe if we had access to PRISM's records of voice conversations. We could then further develop the model by placing sensors on the heads of test subjects and correlating their brain activity with the auditory data and vocal positioning data. This could lead to the ability to predict which parts of the brain are activating when someone is speaking, and perhaps even the ability to make inferences about what they are thinking depending on their tone and choice of words. This would not be dissimilar to how micro-expressions can reveal people's emotional state despite their best attempts to hide it.



What do you mean by having better luck, and what is exactly the end goal of the project? It sounds like your intentions are quite different from what interested me in this thread, but it's still interesting nonetheless. Are you the owner of the website, or a third party?

You aren't going to capture the majority of human speech by only monitoring the vocal chords. You will need to be able to capture the resonance of the mouth as well. Many of the vocalizations that we produce will look mostly the same with regard to the vocal chords, which are basically responsible for the tone and pitch of speech. The resonant properties of the mouth are what produces vowels and the other subtler variations of vocalization that are necessary for language. (This is why I brought up formants in my previous post)

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anonymous ftp server:


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Welp, gonna try couple different browsers and stick with the fastest, I heard that the newest IceCat is pretty fast


>Arch or Gentoo

They feel "too insecure" for me, thanks but no


also windows cons

>sucks ass and cucks entire industry for decades now by being proprietary

>can't understand < > : " | ? * signs in filenames

>edgy, retarded virgin A B C drive naming instead of simple /

read more (over9000 greentextes)



A lot of things are useless for productivity. There's nothing wrong with improving aesthetics, even if beyond that it's arbitrary, that's why we have things like wallpapers. You also don't have to be a rice fag to do minor things like that.


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bumpe fags




fug :D



Do you have Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves?


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It's the current year. Is there anything out there better than LaTex for typesetting technical documents? The syntax used in LaTex is god awful, but of course the only reason anyone puts up with it is the beautifully typeset document that results. Since I've been out of academia for a while, I'm wondering if there is any viable alternative, or are people still doing things the old ways? I do see that many popular editors have preview functions for latex formulas, that's nice, but it doesn't entirely ameliorate the pain.

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> I was worried there might be some sort incompatibility in academics if I used something other than LaTeX (other than socially, i.e can’t really use ConTeXt in collaboration).

Well, if you are given a LaTeX template you will have to use LaTeX obviously. The same if people expect you to hand in LaTeX source so they can copy-paste it into their own textbase. And if you are working in a team where no one knows ConTeXt you will also either have to train everyone or just accept LaTeX. And of course it works the other way around as well, if everyone is using ConTeXt and you come in with LaTeX you will be laughed out of the building. It's really not the fault of ConTeXt or LaTeX, it's simply how working in a group works.



No I mean that groff is easier to learn than compiling your first LaTeX. The fact that it's faster is secondary.



>working in groups

I imagine LaTeX is vastly more popular than ConTeXt though, no? And yeah at any rate, at least I will know them both if I learn ConTeXt. I think I’ll prefer it too.



unironically just write everything in plaintext. That's how it was before word processors replaced typewriters and we did just fine.


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Right, because typesetting mathematical documents was so much easier with a typewriter. Why don't you just suggest we go back to movable type letter pressing?


Is Ada worth learning for a hobbiest C/C++ programmer who doesn't intend to LARP as a DoD contractor?

Where's the best place to start?

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You could use select, implementing your own readline.



Ada has a much easier way to do this. A few modifications to the example would do what you want and it doesn't even need explicit threads.


with Ada.Text_IO;
use Ada.Text_IO;
procedure Input_Test is
delay 5.0;
Put_Line("No input detected!");
then abort
S : String := Get_Line;
Put_Line("Received string from user: " & S);
end select;
end Input_Test;



Ada didn't invent nonblocking I/O and polling. That just means a single fcntl in my code. It's just that I want my cake and eat it (blocking I/O with the low CPU usage due to sleeping but still interruptible).



pipe + select



There is no non-blocking I/O or polling there. Get_Line is blocking I/O and on GNAT on Linux a signal aborts the code if it does not complete in time.


>The one-thread model can be implemented using a signal and longjmp(). The trigger (entry call or delay) is pending on the thread while the abortable part is executed. If the abortable part completes first, the pending trigger is removed. If the trigger completes, an abortion signal is sent to the thread. The signal handler for the abortion signal then transfers control out of the abortable part into the triggered statements [GMB93, section 4.3]. Due to the disadvantages of the two-threaded model, GNAT implements the one-thread model. The non-local jump is performed by raising the internal exception in a signal handler. The propagation of this exception aborts one or more levels of abortable parts [GB94a, section 4.3].

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wiby.me is full of html only websites and interesting things I haven't seen from google.

duckduckgo is privacy focused and doesn't try to curate results according to your search history. But its still not quite as good as google for finding things.

Is there any search engine you can unironically use as a substitute to google or are we pretty much stuck with them forever?

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>Nö, nicht mehr unter https.

But do check whose certificate it is. If it's a cloud provider, it's botnet. If it's DigiNotar, it's botnet (and update your computer because those certificates have been untrusted for 8 years). If it's LetsEncrypt, it's probably fine.


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What the fuck. This is amazing



Yeah, I've bookmarked https://wiby.me/surprise/ and I click it a few times a day. I've gone through hundreds of sites and I'm sure there's thousands more to enjoy though I'm starting to get duplicates on the daily. The other bookmark I click on daily is javascript:alert(':)'). That boy keeps me going.






Thanks, that's a pretty good site which also happens to run a Searx instance, great :)

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Can someone explain to me in simple terms what the point of tiling WMs is?

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Qutebrowser does a thing where pressing 'f' displays a unique set of characters for each hyperlink/button/other element and puts you in a mode where you can type out those characters to click on those elements. For purely Javashit/canvas shit it doesn't work obviously, but you could look at it as a mechanism for deterring users from shitty "modern" sites.



So see what I just did there? I hovered a reply number to check a popup of what you said. How would you do this with a keyboard?



I can't do that with the keyboard but I don't usually do that in the first place. My guess is that it could be implemented by using a modifier key.



What am ignorant statement. A flick of the mouse can encode more information than a series of keystrokes in the same time length, not to mention that you don't have to learn the commands in the first place.

PARC was the best thing to ever happen to computers, too bad it was dismantled.



I would prefer being able to do a combination of both, keyboard is great if you have two hands, mouse, trackball or a trackpoint is fantastic for one hand.

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>no tox thread

Get in here, fags, let's have a Tox thread.

Looking for Rudolph edition

>favorite client?

>is irungentoo ded?

>will file transfer ever just werk?

Let's share our Tox IDs too. I'll start:


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There is still kalinabot




Here is the ID for the new lainbot, it was down only temporarily.




You'll never be white.





sup fag, it's recharged here. just add me already


So china is using the generated data of users to power a measuring system that will give a score to people. The score will influence what they have access or influence, enhance behaviors like in operant conditioning.



I don't want this future anons, what can we do besides promoting freedom respecting software that is of course in general free of spywares ?

Do we need to make or local community aware of this ?

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I don't see a social credit score happening in the west, at least in the way China has it. The first system we'll see is a Customer Lifetime Value score, but instead of being for a specific company it's for many. And even if we did have a government one, it wouldn't be that left-leaning. They're not going to give more points to someone who doesn't "support the troops", or who thinks capitalism doesn't work and should be abolished.

Not that the social credit score would be okay if it supported the "right" kinds of morals though.


You still haven't explained to him why you're any different.


you have white jews backed by a military industrial complex occupying brown muslims.

They don't hate Judaism, but they certainly consider israel problematic.


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Nestlé not so great tbh, Van Houten is superior.


open normies eyes to what google truly does, anons



>muh innawoods

I bet you couldn't even go a week without using the internet.




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There is a big problem with a lot of free software nowadays, and that's bloat. There's a really good article put out by the suckless community on this issue (https://suckless.org/philosophy). This page does good at describing the practical problems of bloated software, but I want to talk about the ethical issues surrounding "bloatware".

Now, technically, all bloatware put under a free licence is free software. But that doesn't mean that you can edit it, at least not easily. Freedom 1 of the Four Essential Freedoms states that the user has the freedom to "study how the program works." How the hell can you study the program if it's all jumbled up? This produces the same problem that proprietary blobs do: a gateway from studying how the program works. It may be easier than machine program to read, but given enough lines, the program becomes virtually unreadable.

What are some examples of this?

> chromium, firefox, most GUI web browsers

> bloated window managers

> anything GNU touches

> the big elephant in the room that came from Red Hat

> the Linux kernel (there's no way one program needs 4.8 million lines)

Now, how can we solve this? Start by using simple software. Don't use urxvt, use st. Don't use i3, use dwm. Now that's not to shill the suckless community. But they're really the only ones pushing on this issue, even though they only come at it from a practical perspective. Start by rolling up your sleeves and learning how to patch these programs so they do the things you want them to do.

Another good idea is to build a LFS build using only simple programs. Rather than the GNU utilities, use some of the BSD utilities, or Plan 9. Ideally this should be available in a distro, but that probably won't happen for a while. If anyone wants to work on this with me over the long term, let me know in this thread.

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They would use a garbage collected monstruosity or some special snowflake shit like Forth?



Cryptography is bloat.



privacy is bloat


authentication is bloat

integrity is bloat



Fucking larper.

No, using an 4mhz 8 bit computer with 512kb of ram through a 1ghz 512mb proxy doesn't count as using an 8 bit computer on the Internet.

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So someone made a very detailed hour and a half documentary on terry.


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Heh. There are people posting here that care about youtube likes/upvotes.


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Pic related is displayed, saying that 4chan users denied his death.

I actually think that this comment is quite interesting: "... a warning about the way that they Internet can encourage the mentally ill to even greater harmful behavior and attract the attention of those hoping to encourage their illness...". Feminism, anyone? Transsexuals?



That post is from here.


Sub 1m post id is not halfchan.


He also did a video on the Time Cube guy.


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>The Temple

Could it be the fellow running this Matrix room?

He goes by the name "templeterry"



RIP "get woke go broke".

Long live "Bash Fash Get Cash"

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What do you guys think? Who is his team?

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You do realize that this faggot tweeted this over a year ago, right?



>then shit like yesterday can happen

what happened?



At that time, 8ch was in read-only mode (the post.php was actually deleted), so that authorities could get a copy of all logs and the DB.


>codemonkey made blockchain image board?

Can't you fucking read the image you yourself posted that contains no more than 140 characters, you fucking retarded nigger?

Holy fuck, kill yourself.



>what is a rhetorical question?

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Has RMS ever talked about other major issues facing society? Or just other things in general at talks given? I'm just wondering how the man does not grow bored talking just about free software.

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If the God of the Old Testament existed he would've sent a bunch of murderous angels to kill 90% of the population a long time ago



What if he just doesn't care anymore?

"Oh, you reject what is good for you: Cute young girls. Enjoy your own hell being ruled over by cunts, dear white man"


RMS likes little girls?

That SO GAY!


ALL pedos must hang.


>/pol/ bait thread devolves into /pol/ shitting all over

What a surprising development

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