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File: b1210cd8c983f1f⋯.jpg (54.42 KB, 900x900, 1:1, unnamed.jpg)

 No.967432[Reply]

>uhmm that uhm what I mean is um that thing uhm uhmmm

What the fuck is wrong with him? Why does he have to say "uhm" every other word? I can't even stand listen for a few minutes

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 No.971180

>>967432

Some people just have weird verbal habits. Only really indicative of intelligence if they act universally dumb.


 No.971184

>>967432

Luke is awesome and I've only gained more respect for him since he started his podcast.

But good lord this man can't code to save his life. Try reading his mutt-wizard scripts. The man doesn't believe in new lines. It's like having someone only use runoff sentences in his/her paper.


 No.971274

>>967432

Because he's a no-code brainlet. Just look at his scripts.


 No.971413

Talking into a microphone or a camera is harder than talking to a real person. I can talk just fine to people, but whenever I have record something I sound like the biggest sperg ever, it makes me want to rip out my vocal chords and smash my head against the nearest wall.

>>971184

>But good lord this man can't code to save his life. Try reading his mutt-wizard scripts. The man doesn't believe in new lines. It's like having someone only use runoff sentences in his/her paper.

He has said several times that he's not a programmer, he's a linguist by profession. That's what I actually find cool about him, he is actually learning about Free Software and how to make the computer do what he wants without being a programmer. The idea behind Free Software is that everyone should be free, and even if you don't want to be a fully-fledged programmer you should at least know how to get simple tasks done.


 No.973222

File: 78587b21d8cc7d5⋯.png (382.35 KB, 564x912, 47:76, tsuyu_asui_render_by_chris….png)

>>967434

he thinks systemd is "minimal". also he's a 4cuck




File: 0c57753c1f52f57⋯.gif (584.41 KB, 1262x926, 631:463, Free Windows License.gif)

 No.960793[Reply]

>not using hwidgen.mk3 to perma arctivate your windows 10

literally wtf is wrong with you?

>https://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/312871-windows-10-digital-license-hwid-generation-without-kms-or-predecessor-installupgrade/

>In Windows 10 all systems no matter how they were activated (be it via Upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 or by using a bought Retail or an embedded BIOS aka MSDM license) will be converted to a Digital License which is based on the Hard Ware ID (HWID) of the respective machine. This License is stored at MS Servers and will activate this machine every time it's freshly installed. Only hardware changes will cause the License being invalidated. By binding it to a Microsoft Account (MSA) you will be able to transfer it in latter case.

>The process only needs to be performed once per machine. In later installs just skip any key prompts (choose 'I have no product key' during setup) and at first online contact the MS Server will regocnize the HWID and grant activation automatically.

>NOTE: When a Volume License version is installed from VLSC or MVS Business ISO, the default Retail/OEM key needs to be inserted to regain acticvation. It's actually quite simple and doesn't mess with any system files and leaked (*errrm stolen) keys.

>The ticket creation has been appropriately refined for each MS SKU edition so that the Manual Method below is fully applicable to all of them. The Automated Method has been included as well for an easiest activation and works with all MS SKU editions and was specifically devised for the following ones:

>Supported Windows 10 editions (SKUs):

>Core (Home) (N)

>CoreSingleLanguage (N)

>Professional (N)

>ProfessionalEducPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.968638

>>967954

And make Windows a SaaS. You don't own NOTHING.


 No.968653

>>960802

Didn't SolidWorks do that with their CAD stuff? People pirate it, use it and then since they know how to use they're employer will need to buy legitimate licenses to use it?


 No.969148

>>968653

I wouldn't be surprised if they did that to get foothold among former AutoCAD users who were scorned by autodesk going all-in with the SaaS model.


 No.971312

>>960841

its not free doe


 No.971368

>>968638

Stop repeating reddit memes you nigger




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 No.969581[Reply]

Is this the end of the road for XP?

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 No.970453

>>970450

You can actually just wget the capcha if you know the adress it is served from. Or just use tor to post and no need for capcha.


 No.970465

>>969760

I've posted on here with Lynx, and also endchan. What you have to do is go in the config and define an external image viewer. You also need to enable all images as selectable links as well (but you can simply toggle this behavior at runtime with the * key).

It's probably easier to just use Dillo or something else that has image support. I use Links -g, but that probably doesn't work on Windows.


 No.970573

ESR ripped so ff can continue the decline into win10 of browsers.


 No.971028

>end of the road for XP

nigger the "end of the road" was when security updates stopped being shipped


 No.971258

>>971028

They still are, you just need a registry patch to get the PoS updates.




 No.970459[Reply]

This week people in our community confronted me about my lifetime of
not understanding emotions. My flippant attacks in emails have been
both unprofessional and uncalled for. Especially at times when I made
it personal. In my quest for a better patch, this made sense to me.
I know now this was not OK and I am truly sorry.

The above is basically a long-winded way to get to the somewhat
painful personal admission that hey, I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development
entirely.

I am going to take time off and get some assistance on how to
understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately.
https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167

What now?

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 No.973235

>>970479

heh. burning the iso right now


 No.973262

>>970492

If the lastname is matched by this regex

^.+man$
they're jewish. German names that aren't jewish end with a double 'n'


 No.973280

>>973262

That's complete bullshit, lots of Germans americanized their names when they migrated.


 No.973401

>>970546

>Faggot it's called being a human being and having respect for your fellow man.


 No.973923

>>971072

>live in Malaysia

>be anything but a Muslim

>thrown in jail for complaining about mosques blaring koran passages from literal fucking loudspeakers

I'll pass, but suit yourself




 No.969930[Reply]

=Daily reminder that you can no longer use the web without an approved browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome=

>Please upgrade to a supported browser to get a reCAPTCHA challenge.

>Alternatively if you think you are getting this page in error, please check your internet connection and reload.

>Why is this happening to me?

[tor users can't post images.jpg]

modfag stop fucking deleting threads. your definition of a good thread is shit and arbitrary

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 No.970430

>>970376

Stop downloading big files through your browser


 No.970452

>>970430

There's probably some sites you can't avoid it, because the site is 100% javashit that generates randomized links for every file, and it's all hidden behind a bunch of obfuscated javashit. So you can't just copy/paste the download link to wget or something, because wget doesn't parse javashit, and even if it did it would probably be missing a bunch of javashit pieces that the web browser loaded earlier.


 No.970454

>>970452

Oh, and if you start the download and then copy/paste the link to wget, it won't work because the link will already be expired after the download started in web browser.


 No.970645

>>970376

because it's a meme browser


 No.970863

>>969930

Just change X-User-Agent you fucking /g/tard




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 No.970057[Reply]

I've been learning D but I can't seem to come up with anything low level I want to write anymore that hasn't already been written a thousand times or that would be better suited for a higher level language.

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 No.970458

>>970057

>>970234

>I've been learning D but I can't seem to come up with anything I want to write

If you can't think of something you want to write, then programming isn't for you. Fuck off.


 No.970490

>>970458

Stfu nigger I've been doing this since I was 10.


 No.970510

>>970490

you've been pretending to program while not making anything for 2 years already, very impressive. By the time you're in high school you might be able to write fizzbuzz.


 No.970514

File: 429b3877fad8636⋯.png (83.37 KB, 971x546, 971:546, b0cecd320fa6e93690f7a722f3….png)

>>970510

Yeah ok bud you can stop projecting now


 No.971888

>>970162

>1

77 lines of source

>2

also 77 lines

>3

89 lines of javascript

All under 100 lines. Stop counting blank lines, comments, and printing code.

Also, you can easily strip the crud from #2 and bring it down to 37 lines: https://pastebin.com/Mzqs2Szk. Having done so, you can see how easy a bloom filter is. Besides the init functions, which could be done way easier as well, both setting and checking are only a couple lines.




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 No.969155[Reply]

What is /tech/'s ideal operating system? We know it will use the superior sel4 microkernel. What else will it have? What filesystem? What shells? Will it be POSIX compliant, or will it be entirely different? What shell(s) will it have? Let's relax and LARP a little.

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 No.969871


 No.969995

>>969411

>An ideal operating system would be microkernel based but the userspace applications will be run with a thin wrapper which translates the system calls so that the underlying microkernel can be anything rather than a specific microkernel. The wrapper will also be dynamic so that critical aspects of the system such as drivers and the filesystem can be easily swapped out, even while the system is running, without having to modify the applications. For god mode you can also have all the userspace applications distributed as LLVM intermediate code and then JIT them at runtime.

i came


 No.970265

>>969446

>sek4 can be used as a hypervisor, and there's plans to make a qubes fork with it instead of xen

Assume you meant sel4 here, but source pls. Can sel4 run on POWER9?


 No.970405

>>970265

what plans? where?


 No.970442

>>969995

People are actually already doing something like this with POSIX compatibility. Most POSIX compliant programs can make syscalls that either the linux, openbsd, or net/freebsd kernels can interpret. Since userspace calls for linux never change, only the internal kernel system calls, someone should implement the userland GNU/linux system calls as a translation layer for a intermediatary which you can then fork and fill in with your own custom kernel. Like you could run windows NT under it if you so wished *why would you ever do this?**. Or you could port SEL4 to the intermidiatary. To make all the userland code a LLVM intermidiatary would be trivial to do on the fly. Then you just need to write a super secure/performant JIT compiler.




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 No.969540[Reply]

C isn't great despite the fact that you can fuck up your entire system with it. C is great because you can fuck up your entire system with it.

To sum it up quite nicely: with great power comes great responsibility (don't make this a spiderman thread). C gives you all the tools you need to make your program truely slim while being just abstract enough to understand it all (try coding complex programs in assembly i fucking dare you).

Anyone complaining about C being unsafe have the same level of intelligence as people who think that owning a gun somehow means your home is more dangerous.

Other languages are great for quick scripts, but for a large program there really isn't anything that can replace C.

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 No.970221

>>970198

what the fuck nigger, i just realized you aren't even asking for varargs in this entire thread. you can already do variable length arrays in C99:

#include <stdio.h>
void nigger(int numnigs, int nigs[numnigs]) {
for (int i=0;i<numnigs;i++) printf("%d\n",nigs[i]);
}
int main() {
int nigs[3]={1,2,3};
nigger(3,nigs);
nigger(4,(int[]){1,2,3,4});
return 0;
}

it's a feature that you pass the length explicitly. C is for low level code, it doesn't bend over to make it easy to pass a bunch of array literals everywhere. you can easily pass some subset of an array for example nigger(2,nigs+1);


 No.970226

>>970221

Yes, I already mentioned that method and explained why I hate it in this thread.

TL;DR: I already know what's happening, so I no longer want to be forced to type extra shit I don't need to because it makes writing and reading and maintaining the code slower and more annoying.

I really do not understand this idea of "be as literal and verbose as you possibly can even though it's obvious what should happen if you wrote less".


 No.970239

>>969759

>>970134

${parameter%word} is POSIX. Try man dash next time.


 No.970251

>>970239

But that's what I said, nigger? He used ${var//pat/repl}. Also, dash isn't entirely POSIX, it's better to look at http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/.


 No.970436

>>970192

>function pointers

function pointers syntax is cancer.

>Pointer arithmetic is a boon

It is only defined for doing so inside of an array plus one past the end.

>C is just so amazing, I love it

How can you enjoy using that piece of unix weenie garbage?




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 No.969082[Reply]

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.

Pic not related, but it is awful progrPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.970387

>>970385

i thought summer ended already


 No.970390

>>970387

>all these (you)s

I'm in heaven


 No.970440

>>970012

What's needed is a bare metal platform which doesn't constantly change. The rPi would be a good option, with a stable hardware configuration.

Intel's right out, there are a million peripherals to support and they revise everything all the time.


 No.970962

>>969661

>>969539

>"open source" allows faggots like Sony to just take FreeBSD and make their locked down computer called a console or Apple to avoid working for their turd of an OS

>Open source software is free software, except it grants one additional freedom

what terrible bait.


 No.971017

>>970385

Your business model of selling software is self-limiting if you believe the only way to sell software is to copy the common model of selling proprietary software. The way to make a profit selling free software is to sell something valuable that cannot be readily duplicated.




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 No.962975[Reply]

I dont like Microsoft operating systems and wanted to try something

different. The computer had a working installation of Windows, which

had been running well despite being from MS. Rather than delete it, I

just changed to another hard drive. I installed Linux. The

installation process was very painful. Getting it to cooperate with the

hardware was worse, and of course there is no real support. I finally

got it halfway working. At that point, I found it was hard to learn,

harder to get used to, and hardest to do anything useful since none of

the programs were familiar.

Two days later the computer stopped working entirely and would not even

boot. I spent hours fighting with it, tried to reinstall linux and it

simply would not work. I removed the hard drive that linux was on,

plugged back in my Windows hard drive, and could not make the computer

boot up. I finally took it to a computer repair place, and was told the

CPU was dead. Cost to replace was more than another computer.

Hundreds of dollars later, I had another computer, with more power than

before. Once again, I removed the hard drive, and installed that same

spare harddrive with linux on it, only to discover that hard drive was

permanently damaged. So, I purchased another harddrive, installed it,

and installed another distro of linux that was listed to be one of the

best ones. A week of fighting with installing it, and trying to make it

work, I finally had a semi-working computer. Another week of struggling

with trying to learn and use Linux, I was ready to give up on it and put

the original Windows hard drive back. The next day I removed the linux

drive and put back the Windows drive, and found the computer wouldPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.968101

Man you imageboard niggets got really bad at having a sense of humor.


 No.968875

File: 802d0e6a320c3cb⋯.png (158.86 KB, 790x397, 790:397, frens.png)

yeah dude i would throw your PSU away quickly and buy a new one before you ruin another PC


 No.968902

File: d738f218e54a04d⋯.gif (27.75 KB, 987x862, 987:862, 1462889773457.gif)

>>967698

the layers of bait are infinite, anon. the real shitposters take nothing seriously


 No.970328

>>966729

this would make more sense with a jewish guy ranting about shekels


 No.970375

>>963025

If you use Linux to listen to music, set it to 240V instead of 220V, it sounds much better.




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 No.970056[Reply]

Fuck my life, looks like i'll be stuck with my N900 for 10 more years. Apparently they are considering making their own keyboard phone however.

Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z#/updates/all

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 No.970366

>>970363

>I deliberately made a shitty thread, got mocked for it and now I am mad. How could this be happening to me?


 No.970373

>>970366

You're literally the only one here whining about not wanting to click a link.


 No.970451

>>970080

>>970363

Check the URL of this page, you're not on reddit. You may think you are, but you're not.

Now leave.


 No.970609

>>970373

>he clicks cancer like that

why be such a faggot, anon-kun


 No.970951

>some chink based in the UK made a keyboard add-on for the two-year-old Moto Z but because of "production issues", "inherent design issues", and very low userbase the project is cancelled

>the funds are spent, but backers can request a refund, meanwhile the UK-based company is continuing another project

Here's your TL;DR for you all.

Secondary source: http://web.archive.org/web/20180917060625/https://www.androidauthority.com/the-crowdfunded-moto-z-keyboard-mod-has-been-canceled-904207/amp/




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 No.968238[Reply]

This board will cry and bitch about anything but how many of you entitled faggots have actually contributed to improving the state of tech?

List your deeds. Anything more productive than shitposting counts.

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 No.970329

>>970196

Sweetie, you can make that same kind of argument for IQ. Someone can be intelligent enough to create an operating system while at the same time not knowing the difference between a hamster and a gerbil. That wouldn't mean the concept of IQ is invalid because you've concocted a paradox, hon.


 No.970351

>>970329

You're conflating knowledge and intelligence.


 No.970354

>>970329

>iq just means knowing shit

wrong


 No.970369

>>970354

>>970351

Explane,... what is differents?


 No.974066

>>970369

>asks for a response

>sages

What did you expect?




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 No.968307[Reply]

Hello fellow macfags, it's that time of year again to gather 'round for another mac event! Get it? It says round! Who's excited to see the new phones? There's a possibility that we'll even get a brown one, isn't that cool!?

Basing this off the average /tech/nician salary of $120,000 per year, since we last did one of these three months ago, $30,000 has been put in your pocket. You have lots of disposable income to burn, what Apple product are you going to buy next? This time the focus is going to be on phones, exactly as it was at the developer conference. Apple isn't just a computer company, you guys.

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2018/

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 No.969909

>>969899

Note that the example I mentioned specifically referred to tool engineers, ie people who design tooling and production lines. Modern high volume manufacturing requires huge amounts of effort to setup and even minor changes to the design can require significant retooling of production lines. Thats what he was alluding to, if they change the design a month before its due to be released they can call up 1000 skilled engineers at a moments notice to redesign their production machines for the new design whereas they might be able to scrape together a team of maybe 50 in the US.


 No.969980

>>968480

Millennials don't buy TVs anon, they watch shit on their iPad Pros.


 No.970218

>>969860

You get to choose whether your phone is built by a gook slave or a spic or nigger. How long before robotic automation obviates the need for such types?


 No.970353

>>968405

>phone screen bigger than my cock

No thanks.


 No.970357

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 No.957824[Reply]

What is the worst group of technology-related fanboys on the internet? People who will rabidly defend the hardware/software/anything they use despite obvious flaws that prove them to be small-minded. It used to be Macfags but Apple became so ubiquitous that I don't find the rabid fanboy culture to hold up anymore. Recent people who have started to get on my nerves are Arch Linux users because I hear so much about it for no reason. They remind of retards who shill crypto coins. Evangelical. I feel like hardware fanboys were more popular when you had a multitude of companies (Amiga/Atari/Coleco/Spectrum/Etc) who sold personal computers at such prohibitively high prices that a normal family would settle for one.

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 No.970281

>>970241

My bad, should have been more precise: It started the whole please-install-a-shitty-client-to-play-this-unrelated-game bullshit


 No.970282

>>970281

>sold on the platform

>unrelated


 No.970294

>>970281

That's true. I don't see why anyone would fanboy it either, tbh.


 No.970315

>>970220

this. literally all you have to do is take 1 dollar off your shit game nobody wanted anyway and steambois will gobble that shit up. dunno what you mean by that last sentence though, DRM has plagued games as long as they existed


 No.970316

>>970281

oh i didn't see that reply. agreed




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 No.964144[Reply]

What tech podcast would you recommend, /tech/?

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 No.964713

>>964257

Never knew Dracula was defeated by a kike.


 No.964716

>>964699

>women

you mean jews

how about posting some tech podcasts not run or hosted by tech jews


 No.964717

>>964716

Not all women are jews sweetie but I bet your last gf was you obsessed fuck. Learn your place.


 No.970225

>>964144

jupiter broadcasting podcasts are ususally good


 No.970236

>>964210

That's actually a real statement, hilarious.




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