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This is the account of ANSI C when it was created, when the Lord God made the processor and the user interface.

Now no program had yet appeared on the computer and no internet had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent compilers on the computer and there was no one to write the program, but electricity came up from the walls and powered the whole surface of the motherboard. Then the Lord God formed a programmer from the dust of the metal and breathed into their nostrils the breath of ANSI C, and the programmer became a software developer.

Now the Lord God had provided some programs in the operating system in the east, in Unix; and there he put the programmer he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of tools for the programmer to use—monitors that were pleasing to the eye and keyboards good for typing. In the middle of the computer were the compiler of ANSI C and the compilers of the abstraction.


The Lord God took the programmer and put him in front of the computer to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to use any text editor for ANSI C; but you must not read from the book of the knowledge of abstraction, for when you read from it you will certainly become obsolete.”


The programmer and their contributor were programming close to metal and they felt no shame.


Now the salesman was more crafty than any of the jobs the Lord God had made. He said to the contributor, “Did God really say, ‘You must not use your computer to its fullest potential’?”

The contributor said to the salesman, “We may use our computer to its fullest potential, but God did say, ‘You must not read from the book that is abstraction, and you must not touch it, or you will become obsolete.’”

“You will not certainly become obsolete,” the sales said to the contributor. “For God knows that when you read from it Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Well there were 2D GPUs, on Amiga and SVGA cards like Matrox Millenium. People used to wank on Usenet about how smooth they could scroll windows and move the mouse pointer while formatting a floppy disk. I guess now the wankers have moved on to argue about screen tearing when moving windows in their danktop environments that needs latest Nvidia ThreadreaperX GPU and 320 gigs RAM. Some things never change.



There isn't really much of an alternative to UNIX even though there should be, and everything is written in C or a variant of C. What would be some ideal alternatives to C? I'm going to study OS development for fun, so I want some different ideas.



Well if you go on the ColorForth site, he talks about how it only requires 1% of the code that C does to accomplish the same thing. So that's pretty interesting if you're writing OS by yourself.


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My goal is to find and master a general-purpose language that I like that has a good balance of productivity and performance. I already decided not to go with C since it has been done to death anyway and has its limitations, and it's connected to UNIX, and I want to do this in the first place because technology is so stagnant that anything different, no matter how basic it may be, can end up influencing other people. UNIX is so dominant that I want to distance myself from it and in a way pretend that it's not even a thing. Reinventing it yet again would be a waste of time, so it will ideally be a "what if UNIX never existed?" what-if scenario made real, and basically from scratch. I have ideas for a programming language as well, but I want to base it on something that already exists.

At this point I'm just looking for someone that can convince me to use something in particular but not anything else. My language right now is C, so people that shit on it are the right ones to ask. Everyone else will just tell me to go with C, and that is absolutely useless since I want to make something different, going against what ended up becoming successful. The paradox of choice is a bitch, though. Still, no matter what I choose, my goal is to implement my ideas (I know exactly what I want) so people have something real to look at. Also, it may end up becoming a long-term project, and I need one.



what's the object code look like?


>Windows Update has left your Linux partition unreadable. There’s no boot selection screen, and after investigation it appears the Linux partition has been deleted. Here’s what you can do to fix things and ensure this never happens again.

How will winfags defend this ?


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I won't have this problem if I run LTSC right?



Does anyone know why this happens, I can see it erasing the bootloader bc it shares the partition with grub on guided installs but how can it erase something on another partition?



It's true. They waited until Steve Jobs succumbed to GRIDS to join PRISM and give all their users' data to the NSA. MS joined years earlier.


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> Must harden Windows 10

> Get Pro

> Retarded mishmash of nonworking reg entries and group policies

"You see anon, Enterprise is just too expensive :^) "

Someone shoot me.



Propietary tech can have many secrets.

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Explain to me in simple brainletspeak how come you feel confident trusting HTTPS and Tor and whatever else is encrypted on the net.

If you don't own all the cables and the switches all the way from your house to the server, what guarantee do you have your network encryption isn't MITM'd all of the time?

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>I know Tor is completely compromised or ineffective

One would think the Torproject would stop if that were true. Do you have actual reasons to believe know Tor (the network? the browser?) is busted or are you just paranoid?



my adversaries do not include government agencies. for this, Tor is reasonably safe


i don't have much alternative for many necessary sites






Certificate authorities only prevent your local coffee shop owner from MITM'ing you. All of SSL is designed around the CAs as the core weakness, which enables ezpz MITM by nation states. In the US, the CALEA act compels the backdoor to SSL/HTTPS. since like 1995. Verisign, the first CA, was selling 'CALEA compliance' to MITM SSL since like 1996.

Seriously, it's useless.


I wonder about some smaller or darker nets. Darker than I2P. Let's say non-internets.

I wonder how far USA agencies a


>>1002591 (i didn't even press enter)

re into networks such as Cuba's, or smaller meshnets. it's probably insignificant to infiltrate and not going to happen incidentally, so there is a good chance most of them are free of all North American surveillance and botnet

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Apparently you can freely sign up for the RiseUp Black VPN. Can anyone test it out? It requires Bitmask application which doesn't work on my Linux system.


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It's not very active but https://www.pirates-forum.org/ is the tpb forum. I'm sure there are plenty of heavy users there who could completely clog riseup's pipes



The CIA has no incentive to break tor as they use tor for their CIA faggotory



Yeah, CIA is the only agency.


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>Black VPN

>Red VPN

Blatant commie faggots who have the jew in their head

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A dry handjob to the first man who can track down this mouse for me.

It's obviously some generic China bullshit cranked out by some promotional company that just puts logos on stuff but I like how stupid it is and I want one.

Can't find anything on Alibaba or any promotional materials sites. It's old as stale piss (2007) so it probably doesn't exist any more, but I'd like a second set of eyes.

Thanks jabronis.

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Unlike the "it's Darude Sandstorm" tier shitposters on here I've put forth some effort. Looking in the plebbit thread I find in image search there's mention of a "dual size mouse" and a "usb twin mouse".

So while most likely the mouse in your image is probably some no longer produced item you have options if you want something like it.



>which is what this should have been in the first place since I don't give a shit about loss

You have bigger problems than tha—








fucked and deadpilled*


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How can I improve my eyesight?

>inb4 glasses, contacts, lasic

*How can I improve my eyesight without using common methods? are there any technologies I can use to improve my distance vision?

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I never tried them but there are some lenses that you wear when you sleep that reshape your eyeballs so you can see without lenses during the day (the vision getting worse at the end of course).



LASIC just changes the lens shape of your eye by removing cells. It does nothing to alter behavior and if your behavior is conclusive to elongation, it will continue and your vision will continue to deteriorate. Usually there's a point where it "stops" because continuing the bad behavior causes strain making the person stop but not always. It's a fast method though.




While some rare genetic conditions do exist, it's almost never genetic for the majority of the population and always environment and behavior induced.


The problem with looking up close is excessive accommodation which leads to excessive elongation which leads to your retina detaching.




> focus on the pen, then immediately focus on a distance. Keep switching between the two until you've detected the circuits responsible for focus and have gained manual control over them.

If you're myopic (near sighted) this does NOT help and can actually worsen your condition due to excessive accommodation. If you're older and have lens stiffening causing loss of near vision, this can help regain some near vision but you'll also sacrifice some of your distance vision.

If you want exercisesPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



Yes, i don't remember the name of them off hand but the idea is a good concept but almost all implementation of it is poor. It's very expensive to have them custom made and almost always cause defects in vision, such as blurry spots, or double vision. Also almost all trials with them originally were made out of material that caused a lack of oxygen to flow to the eye causes severe medical problems. Materials now are better, but remember this only reshapes the lenses and not the entire eye ball (or not enough) so it doesn't fix the underlying issue. If there was a way to fully encase the eyeball (there isn't since it's inside your head) you could maybe properly reshape it but you need to remove pressure on the lens at the front while doing it (which is what most people focus on anyway). It's an option but its just not very practical overall.



I'm >>1002297, Thank you for that info. What I said worked for me, I didn't realise it could be harmful to some.



Just be careful. When you look up close, you're mainly only exercising your cillary muscle causing accommodation and (temporary) elongation. Just remember that focusing up close literally squeezes your eye ball increasing occular pressure (pressure inside the eye) and prolonged focusing leads to eye strain (well researched/documented) and potentially "permanent" elongation.

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Lets say somebody build a paid-google

That is a company that offers all and I mean ALL the products and features google has, but everything is paid.

You have to pay even to use the search engine.

In turn everything is as secure as possible and respects your privacy. No datamining at all, every search query is anonymised, every bit you store in their cloud encrypted in a way only you can see, everything going through a VPN. You have 100% control over your data and if you want out you can nuke everything.

But again, you have to pay, and not some shit like $9 a month like netflix, I'm talking something like $50 for the basic package, perhaps more.

Would you pay that? would you put your money where your mouth is? or would you do like normies and keep using the botnet because its free?


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>unironical instadeath is not much to worry about so let's scare them off with the prospect of a $200 fine instead




It even hurts to read the comments here these days. This place really is a shithole now.



I wouldn't mind it if I could run my own instances of the GNU/botnet and relieve hipsters of their unearned money.



> What I really want right now is navigation in my car without a botnet

There are lots of offline GPS solutions. Just update the maps from whatever source you want or can (OpenStreet Maps for example or pay whatever company for their updated maps) and a lot even have radio receivers for live traffic updates (where available). You can find a lot of this at thrift stores even for under $10 but the maps are maybe 8 years out of date. Downfall is it's just another device to lug around/get stolen and most maps may not include recent road changes in the past couple months. You can also download and import offline maps to an android phone and use the phone's built in GPS with enough fiddling, but you'll need enough storage to hold the map data.


i would pay for it but its just a matter of time before the elites will try to make non-backdoored encryption illegal, and force you to identify yourself everytime you go online

they want chinese style internet for us except 10x worse

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>set up a VPN connection

>VPN successfully established!

>browse some, then close the laptop lid

>some time later, open it up

>visit a website

>wait, the VPN got downgraded to regular connection, fuck!

This shit will put someone in trouble one day.

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Hmm. You're right; and since I'm connecting directly to the VPN without resolving shit, I don't need this and deleted the rule. It still works fine.



>You know nothing about security

You know nothing about security



>This shit will put someone in trouble one day.

it already has fren, it already has



hello d0mhc


I know nothing about security

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Not much Toughbooks in these threads lately edition. Old one hit 400 posts.

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Could have done worse for the money.


New thread: >>1002207



y tho?


Just got a x230 for $90 with shipping but it's 4gb ram and no hdd, charger, and unconfirmed battery life.


I apparently need to flash a new bios to my t60 mobo in order to replace my T2400 with a T7400. How do I do this on loonix?

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Anons, prove you're actually worth something.

No instructions provided, no instructions needed.

Linux, x86_64


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>windows and intel user puts mint on drive

>sudo apt-get install playonlinux for muh gaymes

>see amd64

>"I don't have an amd I have an intel"


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Yea, overly cocky larpers with no lives are a drag

Really just a waste of time and space


This is just OPs scheme to use /tech/ to crack a hash for him.




>actually worth something.



I'd like to conceal my identity as much as possible while shopping online. I try not to resort to online transactions in my daily consumer habits, in part because of privacy, but also because cash is just generally better for budgeting. I'm not Opsec paranoid about having my identity found out, but I don't want to make it easy for retailers to create a consumer profile about me.

I've toyed with the idea of prepaid cards and gift cards. Paying in cash for digital credit at a brick and mortar won't stop the FBI from coming after you, but it does address the inherent problem of disclosing your credit card online. The former is expensive, inefficient, and often times has high fees and all sorts of gotchas they don't disclose when purchasing the card. The latter is better but also a walled garden.

Then there's the fundamental issue of where to ship your merchandise, if you're buying physical commodity. I PO box seems like a good idea initially, but, even with an alias (which, I think, might be illegal to do), you're still associating yourself with one or two recipient accounts–not only that, but you're associating yourself with a static recipient even if you move, so it can even be detrimental. You can persuade someone, such as a neighbor, to be a proxy for your stuff, but that has to be a relationship with a lot of trust, not to mention patience for our obsessive insanity. You could accept their packages while they accept your packages in a kind of pseudo-onion routing way of concealing your actual buying habits, but that seems unrealistic.

Is it hopeless? Does anyone else have this concern, or am I just unhealthily concerned with this topic to detract from other anxieties in my life I have less perceived control over? If there are people like me out there, maybe we can put our heads together and figure something out.

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I run my own remote node on a VPS that I can use from my computers and phone. It's used about 100TB in 300 days on a 200Mbit/s connection. You can set any limits you want on your daemon though. The blockchain is about 66GB on disk and currently growing at 1 or 2 GB/month. You will want an SSD for the initial sync but it should wok fine if you move it to an HDD after that.

I can recommend using remote nodes though. moneroworld.com is a good resource. A remote node plus the Monerujo android app is easy, looks nice, and works well. A remote node plus the CLI is trickier but works well. The GUI seems to work with a remote node most of the time but it gives less feedback than the CLI so I don't like to use it like that. The GUI with a local node is good though. Running your own node will give you the most privacy and a local node will also be faster when your wallet is scanning the blockchain.



>I bought an adjustable wrench in cash at ACE, and the cashier insisted that I give her my name and phone number.

>and refused to service me unless I gave them both

Don't be a cuck. Find another store and service - vote with your money.

>I'm just giving people bogus numbers and Cockmail addresses from now on.

Don't give them anything. If they refuse to serve you - find another servants.



Rather than refusing, just give them some fake (but real sounding) name and email. It's not like they'll ask for ID.

With these NPCs, I've always noticed that's it's better to comply (with with false info) than spend 10 minutes arguing why I don't want to give out that info.



Blocking 3rd party requests to merchant\analytics domains should be more than enough, sharing your account with a significant other helps too. (amazon's recommended stuff for my account is all sort of wrong now for example, it's great.)

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>A Google developer has proposed /proc/pid/kill as a new procfs-based kill interface for killing a process on Linux.

>With each process running on the system having their own /proc/PID directory, the patch proposal allows writing to /proc/PID/kill with a signal number to kill that process.

>The functionality is similar to the kill command except for the process ID originating from the proc file-system rather than an explicit system call parameter, in order to avoid potential race conditions. Ultimately this new /proc/pid/kill interface could be used to write "a race-free and safe pkill."



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This is what happens when you LARP on /tech/ for too long.

Programs can already choose how to terminate on a kill signal


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It's creepypasta, anon. I don't believe virgin boomers exist.




"First they came for the Communists . . . "



having some standards is a good thing for servers that might be used/managed by more than one person. you can do what you want on your neet gaming machine.



Kek. Go make things more complicated for yourself then. I bet you run systemd too.

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Before I roll my own program, need to double-check:

Is it true that there's currently no solution for sample-accurate lossless cutting of Ogg/Opus files?

There is vcut for Ogg/Vorbis, which, not surprisingly, only works with Ogg/Vorbis but not with Ogg/Opus.

I also tested ffmpeg and it's neither accurate nor lossless and also produces files with invalid duration metadata. (I mean, of course I use -c copy, but when cutting Opus stream, one has to leave alone a few packets at the beginning to let the decoder converge before using its output and ffmpeg doesn't do that because the pre-skip value is still 312 while it clearly should be more when seeking to a middle of a stream; source: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7845.html)

I'm too lazy to write (and read) in C in order to patch any of these, so that's out of question currently.

It seems the format itself isn't too complicated and the actual cutting doesn't require any computation intensive stuff so there's probably no problem doing that in Python (and that will remove all unnecessary troubles related to compilation and packaging and reduce chances of doing some nasty shit like memory corruption) but it's still quite a lot of spec reading and coding, so it'd be dumb to do this only to find it was unnecessary in the end.

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>one or two dozen channels for each call participant

*one or two dozen channels, one for for each call participant



just use the music players which are compatible. others are going to disappear or change anyway.

yeah this was a shit argument.


I didn't do this but I may guess that gstreamer can do it. Also Mumble uses Opus and IIRC it had record function, and it's open source.



I remember how my replaygain tags don't seem to work with opus, while every other music container format worked nicely. Apparently it was due to how foobar tagged opus files, in a manner that poweramp didn't seem to get. Looked it up on the hydrogenaud.io forums and IIRC the opus format does not specify a tag for replaygain due to some intentional braindead design decisions by xiph or someone



Just use ogg opus, m8. Working good here.



Gstreamer looks like exactly what I want, there's a plugin called liveadder that looks exactly like what I'm trying to do. Thank you very much. And if I can't make that work, your mumble suggestion is also very helpful, I could just port mumble's record function to a webrtc client

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Whats the best version of OSX to use in 2018? Brew packages are dropping support more and more often. Most importantly, gcc. It even throws a big error message saying they no longer support 10.9. Are the recent osx releases any good at all? Is it worth it to upgrade to 10.11 or 12 or should i finally uninstall osx from this thing? I never use it for anything serious, just light coding, shitposting and browsing when away form home. I do most of my coding at my desktop, so having a 'just werkz' os like mac has been really useful.

btw its a 13" late 2013 macbook pro

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>case-sensitivity is good or sensible in any way whatsoever

Next you're going to defend filename extensions and pathname symlinks



>Did IBM make them for anyone else?

Of course they did. Everything from Amiga upgrade boards/clones to Windows NT workstations and spacecraft used them. And not too mention the numerous games consoles that used PowerPC/POWER chips.


/tech/ is a macboard now



MacOS was such a dumpster fire under the hood the best option was to ditch it for another operation system. Along with NeXTSTEP, Steve Jobs brought something resembling standards for hardware and software. Since his death, Apple has quickly reverted back to their old ways of using expensive nonstandard hardware and Apple centric software over open standards. Had Windows not become a different dumpster fire, OSX and Apple wouldn't be where they are right now. I'm not even sure why they still are where they are when Tim Cook is such a colossal fuckup coasting on the remains of Job's wave.



>MacOS was such a dumpster fire under the hood the best option was to ditch it for another operation system.

MacOS only went to shit when they started calling the OS "MacOS" instead of "System".

Before that, it worked well and free from most faults, but when 7.5 rolled out, they started adding crap that was unnecessary and introduced bugs.

When Jobs came back, that's when it really went to pot.

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What's the best way to become technologically literate and capable?

How do you get to the point where you can type out your own App, your own Microsoft Word like program, your own little video game, your own bit torrent client, etc?

Besides professional schooling/tutoring.

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> its developer had gone missing

I did not know this. What happened?



Should DW rank have any bearing in what distro to choose? MX Linux, which has openly socialist devs, is in the top 5.



I think it was the project lead/manager who disappeared and he was the one who ran the site, the IRC, and the github. The devs are (?) all still there.



> What do you think I am, employed?

Sorry, my bad. I had forgotten where I am.



He was secretly Terry the whole time. That's my explanation.


Don't worry about it. You will eventually be one of us and then you'll fit in. See you in the homeless shelter if we can't get autismbux.

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