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OpenBSD is only good for legacy hardware and headless servers. You'll end up installing Xorg and a hundred apps anyways so security benefits go down the drain.

FreeBSD supports all your devices, has no gotchas, and is much more performant, while still being more secure than major linux distros.

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openbsd is really inconsistent. There are like 10 people working on it so your system-to-system experience varies.





heh, she doesn't know what it even does.



<A 100% CoC'd OS project that tries to be GNU/Linux but it fails miserably.

If you like (((FreeBSD))), you should just install DragonFly BSD since it's just a better version of FreeBSD (also, Dfly doesn't have a humongous CoC). Literally all other *BSDs have a reason for their existence, except for FreeBSD.



CoC's are not a problem unless you're an angsty teen. Dragonfly seems to consistently score worst of all BSDs and laughably below ubuntu in benchmarks.



kys faggot



I tried dragonfly and couldn't follow the desktop environment instructions since pkg radd (pkg_radd ?) does not exist, nor can be installed.

e.g. pkg radd xfce4

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What routers is /tech/ using?

Oppinions about Router Combos?

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Dialup. unironically the most secure way to use the net, have fun backdooring a burner phone.



Dialup. It's the only thing available because satellite internet is priced like they want me to sell my liver and kidney here. Then there's DSL from the library but that's 20 miles away.



didnt know that its still available somewhere



AOL still operates dial-up for costumers in remote areas where it is the only option



Is it bad that I use my ISP-provided router? I get excellent speeds, ping, bufferbloat, etc. And I always use a VPN.

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What if imageboards like 8chan had something like hentai@home to lower bandwidth costs and take the load off the server?

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>do some research into IPFS

it's garbage




But the alternative is Bittorrent, which >>1075966


BTW as a user fo >>>/hydrus/ one of our guys wanted to create a Hydrus@Home system such that they can use IPFS to share files and gain points for seeding, dunno how Hentai@Home works though (the source is closed lol)



Urbit is just barely-alpha quality software. It's incredibly new and hard to understand, partly to keep normies out.

It's got real development effort behind it by autists.



Mencius Goldbug go home

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I believe that there should be only three timezones for coordinating for /tech/-related conferences and meethings

Here are the timezones that matters (and also notes on if they have daylight saving time or not)

Timezone 1: American Time

GMT-8 (w/ DST) LA, SanFran, Vancouver

GMT-6 (w/ DST) Austin

GMT-5 (w/ DST) NYC, Boston, Toronto

Timezone 2: European Time

GMT 0 (w/ DST) London, Lisbon

GMT+1 (w/ DST) Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague

GMT+3 Moscow

Timezone 3: Asian Time

GMT+6 Bengalore

GMT+8 Taipei, Singapore, Beijing

GMT+9 Tokyo, Seoul

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If you're that autistic that you're concerned about birds chirping outside at the wrong hours then just kill the birds and be done with it. Don't subject the rest of us to your autistic daylight savings.


do you know how many timezones there are in the soviet union?




Bird fuckers please go


Too Many

Nobody here seem to have an answer.

My proposal:

-8 for eternal winter West Coast

-6 for eternal winter Texas

-4 for eternal summer East Coast

0 for eternal winter Britain

+2 for eternal summer Europa

+6 for the poo in loos

+8 for Singapore, Taiwan (Japan and Korea gets the back seat)



This is just more timezone brain damage. If you're going to change the system then at get rid of it and just use UTC. Who cares if you wakeup at 0200 instead of 0800, your "wakeup hours", etc are dependent upon the area you live and the job you work so stop over complicating this bullshit with timezones that confuse everyone.



Timezone is pretty /pol/ so I tend to balance the /pol/ness with /tech/ elements

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I hear this debate all over the place, and I'm pretty intrigued to hear your side, preferences and which one came out superior according to your experience.

Battle of the Media Players: Open Source Meta Edition is underway...

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why would I want to use shit software when there are alternatives that do the same thing but better?






anime is rotting your brain



You got me. I thought I was subtle enough to get away with it.


Playing a file, then open another one. VLC opens it in the same window whereas MPV opens a second window. This is without changing any configuration/settings. Therefore VLC is superior.



>Playing a file, then open another one. VLC opens it in the same window whereas MPV opens a second window. This is without changing any configuration/settings.

therefore mpv is superior.

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Learning a language edition. Let's talk about our troubles and successes.

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#include "stdio.h"

int main(void) {
int i = 0, x = 0;
char c, s[9];

do {
c = (1484271658 >> (i<<2)) & 0xf;
c = (69 & (1<<i)) ? 13-c : 13+c;
s[i] = 96+c; x += 6*c;
} while(++i < 8);
s[i] = 0;

printf("int %s = %d;\n",s,x);
return 0;



cute. this is exactly the sort of code that I hate.


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reply count's over the bumplimit.












Why? Why le magick numberz?

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Steve Burke (Gamers Nexus) is a fucking tool and doesn't know how to review hardware. He's only popular because of (((reddit))) and has a history of posting outright misleading information.

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Phoronix's all right


Steve is pretty chill. Does good content and a lot of good testing. He's not immune to mistakes. That compiler test that ended up just being a cache test.


Unpopular opinion: If you ignore his tryhard "fellow kids" demeanor, LinusTechTips' content is actually bretty gud.


Unless it's something where video as a format helps convey the subject matter better than text & pictures. For instance, Digital Foundry and RTings.



Which Steve, the Hardware Unboxed or Gamer Nexus, cuz both are fishy as fuck.


Yes lets ignore the fact that Digital Foundry gets flown over the world to attend tech expos ON Nvidia money, they even admitted it at Turing

launch. Here have some videos on memetracing and how kewl it is, were are totally not bias goy.




I watch LTT. About 3 videos every year; only for major releases, such as Ryzen 3000. I think their 5700 and 5700XT reviews War very good. However, the other videos they make daily is cancerous becuase their content is aimed at children.

As >>1076172 said, video reviews are 99% of the time pure cancer. But very rarely they can be good, and I watch the good ones.

Sage for low-quality thread.


So what is the best free E-mail available?

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Doesn't your ISP give you as many email accounts and storage you might need?



>Protonmail (shit-tier but still better than gmail)

>Self-hosted (based as long as you can keep renewing your domain, otherwise enjoy loosing control over it)



Correct. The purpose of GNU is to propagate Free Software over proprietary software, and their tactic is to give it away gratis to boost adoption. So yes, you are a tool being used. I don't mind being used for such a purpose, but I'm still aware of it.


Anyone have any experience with gandi.net? I've been thinking about switching to them. They include 2 emails when you register a domain, and monthly fees for more for more and more storage seem pretty cheap compared to others.

How are they in regards to privacy, etc?



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As of a couple of days ago, they will be the only VPN NOT blocked in Russia, because they decided to block any site the Russian government tells them to.


<It's almost as if you don't need it at all!

It's a sad day for privacy standards everywhere...

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Thanks CIA for this totally unbiased and truthful news!



yeah it's pretty bad



use wireguard then



What part of “blocked unless complicit” and “illegal to possess unless complicit” don’t you understand?




That includes OpenVPN and SoftEther as well...

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Press F on Chrome.

tl;dr: Chrome is breaking ublock origin, and umatrix. Google employees in the thread are ignoring performance benchmarks deconstructing their stated reasoning and are instead just forcing the change through.

>"Chrome is deprecating the blocking capabilities of the webRequest API in Manifest V3, not the entire webRequest API (though blocking will still be available to enterprise deployments)."

>"I'd like to extend my thanks to the EFF and others for taking the time to share their feedback with the community. Writeups like these are truly invaluable as they help us understand not only your concerns, but also the context in which those concerns are rooted."

The original thread:




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>using (((chrome))) in the first place



Still gulagged



Safari master race, I agree.



> hooman

> point by point arguing

reddit-tier autism



shadowsocks + GoQuiet

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Post your shell commands or ideas for shell commands. I'm compiling a list. Here's what I got so far:


gimpresize(){ input="$1"; res="$2"; output="$3"; gimp -ib "(let* ((image (car (gimp-file-load RUN-INTERACTIVE \"$input\" \"\")))(drawable (car (gimp-image-get-active-layer image))))(gimp-image-scale-full image $res INTERPOLATION-LOHALO)(gimp-file-save RUN-NONINTERACTIVE image drawable \"$output\" \"\"))(gimp-quit 0)";}
# gimpresize input.png 1920\ 1080 output.png

imagemagickresize(){ input="$1"; res="$2"; output="$3"; convert $input -colorspace RGB +sigmoidal-contrast 12.09375 -filter Lanczossharp -distort resize $res -sigmoidal-contrast 12.09375 -colorspace sRGB $output;}
# imagemagickresize input.png 1920x1080 output.png

vidtogif(){ input="$1"; res="$2"; colors="$3"; output="$4"; ffmpeg -i $input -vf palettegen /tmp/palette.png && ffmpeg -i $input -i /tmp/palette.png -lavfi paletteuse $output && gifsicle -b -O3 --resize-width $res --colors $colors -i $output;}
# vidtogif input.webm 640 200 output.gif

vidtowebm(){ input="$1"; videoquality="$2"; audioquality="$3"; output="$4"; ffmpeg -i $input -vcodec libvpx-vp9 -b:v 0 -crf $videoquality -c:a libopus -b:a $audioquality -g 500 -threads 8 $output;}
# vidtowebm input.mp4 40 192K output.webm

vidtomp4(){ input="$1"; videoquality="$2"; audioquality="$3"; output="$4"; ffmpeg -i $input -c:v libx264 -crf $videoquality -profile high -level 5.1 -preset veryslow -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:a aac -b:a $audioquality $output;}
# vidtomp4 input.mkv 20 192K output.mp4

7zipmax(){ archive="$1"; directory="$2"; 7z a -t7z -mx9 -m0=lzma -mfb=273 -md=1024m -ms=on -mqs=on -myx=9 -mmc=200 -mlc=8 $archive $directory;}
# 7zipmax archive
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Full sized pic of that Asian girl in the shirt?



Yeah, unix brain damage I know.

But do you want to see some more unix brain damage? I can't even use fc because I don't have a /bin/ed

~ (0)
$ fc
ksh: /bin/ed: not found
~ (127)



FreeBSD ships with ed. Linux is brain damaged.



>/bin/ed: not found

<hardcoding a path to a binary

Nice braindamage.


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>Librem 5 dev-kits making calls to each other

>PinePhone dev-kits sent out



I can't wait for PostmarketOS to start making calls on those devices.

Complaining about smartphones thread: >>1045136

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>A machine that conects to the botnet by definition will never be safe. You need to disconnect.

Which is why the Librem 5 has that functionality built-in: a physical power-cut switch.



>I'm waiting for a finalized list of frequencies in the production model

The modem is going to be the https://www.gemalto.com/m2m/solutions/modules-terminals/industrial-plus/pls8



Text messages are still the norm for sending messages in North America, most carriers gave away huge number of free messages so it has become the norm. In the rest of the world, carriers charged huge amount for SMS, so when free internet messengers like WhatsApp, etc... came people switched to them instead of relying on high cost sms.



Or you can buy a $20 phone and take out the battery... What were the supposed benefits of the librem again? Is the OS at least free from binary blobs?



I'm betting all I've got that this can't work with the linux-libre kernel.

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It has all the features modern C and C++ devs try to enforce like const by default, type deduction, package management instead of #include, etc

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Okay, in your style:

int main(void){return 0;}

I love owning spergs like you online.



Nice LARP, but you never wrote anything like that.


>the C standard is on the same level as a physical law

"People" with that much unix braindamage should just be put out of their misery.


At last I see the light, C is truly the best language for writing NOP programs. How will C's bright future look like? Maybe in five years we will have a conforming hello world? Maybe in ten years we will have, though this is dreaming at this point, a conforming fizzbuzz? I can't wait! I can't wait!



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don't come back until it runs on non-pozzed platforms



what nigger did invent standard linux folders?

why in the filesystem there is 15 root folders? Windows has few folders, Windows, Program Files, Users

why are their names 3-4 letters that don't tell anything? even MSDOS had 8+3 filenames, why linux uses such shitty names like "dev", "etc", "mnt", "opt", "sbin", "usr", "var"?

what this shit means and why isn't it placed inside one root folder like "System" or "Linux"?

Who designed Linux? What are his skills in systems design? How much time did he spent designing Linux before implementing it? Who has chosen him for linux designer position, what credentials and experience did he have?

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this. comfy static binaries just work and are portable too. i once deleted bash accidentally from a system but it was still running in one terminal so i compiled a static binary of it on another computer and put it there and it just worked even though the compiling system used a different distro that had much older versions of all the programs than the computer where the binary was put.



I could read this shit all day and I don’t know why because I’m a quite the idiot.. There should be a compiled book



It's called the Unix Hater's Handboox :^)

If you mean history books in general, you are SOL. One of the primary problems of the software field nowadays is that everyone completely disregards history or makes up posthoc rationalizations which are then treated as historical fact.



>Same number of sub directories from root

If you treat the virtual "Computer" location where all the mounted volumes are listed as the actual root, then the Windows binary sits one level deeper.

>In Linux the same files will be scattered between /usr/lib/, or maybe even /lib/, or hell even /usr/local/lib, and then for support files something hiding in /etc/ or /var/

Are you absolutely positive that no 7zip-related data is scattered anywhere like the AppData, ProgramData, %windir%\Temp directories, many places within the registry, etc. etc.?

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I would like to show off a tool I've created; the included image is an example of the tool with a program I've written loaded; the main page for this tool can be found here:


The page for the only current version of the tool is here; note it is an immature page in comparison:


This is an interactive machine code development environment I've created. The basic idea is each key of the keyboard, decided by position rather than value, is bound to a routine which asks questions until an action can be decided upon. An example is pressing a key for a routine that merely needs two registers in order to complete; you're permitted to enter a register number, the tool won't allow invalid such numbers to be entered at all, it asks again in the same way, and it then writes the finished instruction to the current location; if a name referring to a number was used, that name will likely be displayed instead of the numerical value, varying, and any changes to the name will update the instruction as well.

I wrote this tool in Common Lisp purely because Common Lisp has the necessary primitives. The program is decidedly non-Lispy. I'm planning to write a simpler reimplementation in Ada by the year's end and expect this will be the version that is distributed to package managers and whatnot. Some simple figuring has shown to me that the memory usage for this program, sans any undo and redo mechanism, should be well within an eighth of a megabyte in the general case and below a quarter in all cases.

The tool was borne of my dislike for assemblers. Answers are saved by similar routines and so you can very easily press keys until you find the one you need; you can't touch and feel your way around an assembler. Aside from this, there are also special routines, primarily located on the home row, which control movement, insertion, deletion, jumping around the program space, creating and deleting names, and other necessitiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>I seem to be the only person who's experimenting with creating a nice environment for machine code programming

they are probably behind closed doors getting paid for their work also enjoy certain privileges.?.



forgot to mention your work looks really intrigueing i hope you achieve your goals , godspeed anon



>Dude I didn't expect OP to be a no-fun hard-ass who take everything seriously, can't we just have easter eggs that makes the software a little bit more "cheerful"?

I have a single Easter egg planned.


>What got you started in this? Where you creating vydia for a graphing calculator?

In my 2017-07-07 article, I explain how I was waiting in a car in parking lot and, to pass the time, started mulling over a novel instruction set. I realized this instruction set wouldn't be suited to assemblers even moreso than Intel and so began considering an alternative way of writing it. That machine code is a failure in the general case, I believe, but the tangential idea of a development tool for machine code has lived on and become this tool.

>Why not do X86 with just the short instruction set. Most X86 programs can be written with just 13 instructions.

I may end up targeting x86 in some way, at some point, but I don't ever see myself targeting x86_64.


>they are probably behind closed doors getting paid for their work also enjoy certain privileges.?.

Perhaps. Research that isn't public doesn't mean much. I've had the opportunity to show this to some others who have also seen nothing similar.


>forgot to mention your work looks really intrigueing i hope you achieve your goals , godspeed anon

I appreciate the kind words.


I've a new documenting; it's also available over Gopher, of course:


For those of you who have been using my Finger service, you'll know I don't update anywhere near every day, but I do have some reasonably interesting tidbits.

I've reached chapter twenty-four of my Ada book, which covers containers and which I don't particularly need, with the later chapters covering other parts of the language I'm interested in, but also don't quite need for this program. Chapter twenty-three covered the standard predefined library and now I do feel well-equipped to write Ada programs, already writing a few trivial programs and whatnot, so far. I'll probably end up writing a Finger and Gopher server in Ada before I do much else, though.

In any case, if I fail to write an Ada version of my tool by the end of this year, I'll simply get the Common Lisp version in a decent state, instead, so that there will be at least one version of the tool available by the end of this year and perhaps much sooner. I've decided on a change to the metadata format, also; the format currently used requires three and one half octets for each octet of the program and the original format I'd devised, but so long ago I believe it was never implemented, used five and one eighth octets; my new format uses two octets by discarding the last of the extreme generality caused by that Meta-CHIP-8 tangent and halving the number of permitted names from 2^12-1 to 2^11-1.

I'm looking forward to having a good submission to the OctoJam this year, as I only submitted a fizzbuzz for last year's event, albeit the only CHIP-8 fizzbuzz I'm aware of.



> I have a single Easter egg planned

Okay I take that back at least it would be fun... somewhat

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