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Welcome to /tech/ - ∞chan's technology board.

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/tech/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.

/tech/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site. We have stickies for that. Keep those kinds of posts in there.

For tech support, software recommendations, and other questions that don't warrant their own thread, please use the '/tech/ Questions and Support' sticky.

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>>>/agdg/ - Amateur Game Development General

>>>/biz/ - Business and Finance (and cryptocurrencies)

>>>/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction

>>>/emacs/ - GNU Emacs

>>>/sci/ - Science and Mathematics

>>>/electronics/ - Electronics Engineering

>>>/laboratory/ - STEM Discussion and STEM Shitposting

>>>/hamradio/ - Amateur Radio

>>>/lv/ - Libre Video Games

>>>/make/ - Make stuff

>>>/netplus/ - Networks and Plus

>>>/prog/ - Programming

>>>/rice/ - Desktop and Phone Ricing

>>>/t/ - Torrents & Trackers

>>>/templeos/ - The 64-Bit Temple Operating System

>>>/vape/ - Vaporizers

>>>/vir/ - Virtual Reality

>>>/wg/ - Wallpapers General

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Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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Well shit, apparently they have two versions each that further complicate things. I just want a non-botnet router

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Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.

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Looks like ass, but ok. I will see what Tracer has in the UK.

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Wow, it seems finally the FOSS world will have a game development suite, it seems is the final year of games in linux.

I mean, a single argentinian autists literally BTFO a multibillion company with hundreds of employees.


Is this the power of autism?

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Biggest advantage that proprietary software has over free software is marketing.

Too many FLOSS devs have unrealistic expectation that people would use some software just because it is superior in technical sense. Meanwhile proprietary software people invest into tutorials and shit that teaches people how to use their software.

By the time that people find out about FLOSS they are already used to proprietary counterpart and find FLOSS unintuitive unless FLOSS copies proprietary software design. If FLOSS creates copy of proprietary software design then there is no need to switch to it because you do not gain anything by switching.

tl;dr: FLOSS people need better marketing.


Thats great and all but ive seen unity porn games and no godot porn yet. Call me when CoA or some other h makes the switch.


Thats great and all but ive seen unity porn games and no godot porn yet. Call me when CoA or some other h makes the switch. Id love to see the potential of this engine



porn requires licensing of actors/actresses

those guys love money, so it will never happen until now


Every time I re-try godot I see they've changed everything, I get confused and frustrated, and then I give up.

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Post funny, annoying, and interesting examples of diversity in tech.

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As it should be. The masses learning to read and write was a mistake.



So Africa is doing it the right way? Which one is it, /pol/?



>Anyone that responds must be the same person

I'm not pol, and i'm not op.



No REAL Feminist.


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Not exactly /tech/, but I recently bought a powerdrill.

I saw this advertisement a few days later. It's so fucking retarded that I thought I'd post it here.

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"Discord told The Daily Beast it has also begun working with the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups on the platform"

Discord is working with a anti free speech organization to censor it's users.

While I disagree with these hate groups, censorship will give them even more of a platform

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>The video goes through the ToS of Discord (which has since been reworded), showing that they are collecting and “reserving the right” to sell any and all private data that you include on this app. They even reserve the right to scrape any apps you connect to Discord, and sell that information.

>The video also includes the fact that Jason Citron, founder of Discord, had previously founded a company called OpenFeint, which was sued for extreme privacy abuses – illegally harvesting and selling data.

>Discord told The Daily Beast it has also begun working with the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups on the platform, although it did not specify the details of the arrangement.








you should have posted the video (or a link to video) and not links to cuckchan and extremist propaganda sites.



>people only care about things when they effect them directly or something they care about

I know you're a tripfag so you're developmentally challenged but most people figure this out by their teenage years



Is this a bot?

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the webm is showing h265 vs av1

Webm vs AV1

which is the future?

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>sucks cartel dick

>smugs at others



Someone should write a nyaa-get, like pirate-get



Which took acktually took place in ancient Japan.


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>latest ffmpeg release has AV1 support

oh fug, here we go

Wonder how it compares to the reference encoder.



>latest ffmpeg

fug, apparently it's not in macOS homebrew yet…

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Font thread!

Post your favorite fonts, for every font you like post another one! The purpose of this thread is to get the best fonts flowing faster. Discuss your favorite fonts and feel free to share your opinion on fonts you dislike. If you have the skill, make your own!

Font renaissance inbound!

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This. Using any other font is considered harmful.



adobe helvetica (terminal xorg font) looks just as good


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Pretty much these ones.

If you're doing signage, coding, games or videos these should cover you.

Especially if you're doing cyberpunk or DOS-inspired games.




Marginally less horrible than using Comic Sans


Why is avec serif even a thing, it looks like utter crap. I always force Firefox to use sans.

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why is this shit even needed? buttcoin is P2P.


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Julian is fucked. He's going to crack and walk out one of these days. He'll get (((gender dysphoria))) like Manning did.



Bitcoin is too slow and cumbersome to be used in p2p, so it's just much easier to reinvent banking.



you're right, he hasn't faced the merciless power of the bush for years

bush medicine heals all yobbos like Julie


<using (((KYC))) wallets

>registering with US-based money services businesses


>what are altcoins

Be careful in finding the most suitable ones as most of them are shitcoins or scamcoins.

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In the last few years I have been feeling the ravages of a view affected by the light emitted from a computer screen

How you take care of your eyes?

Do you have some kind of treatment?

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Putting a cold wet towel on your eyes while you sleep helps them to relax over night so less/no strain carries over.



or two slices of potato/cucumber



I have Gunnars, Uvex Blue Blockers (model S1933X), and Maui Jims. I've concluded computer displays act as a glare source no matter what osd settings you set, just due to the fact that you're basically staring into a light bulb. Overall The Maui Jims 9 layer space magic lens reduces eye strain the most out of those 3 glasses. None of the glasses eliminate eye strain, and I find at times I prefer wearing one of them over the others.

The best I've been able to do to minimize eye strain is to use a projector. The image reflected off a projector screen has caused the least amount of eye strain out of all display techs I've tried. And I've tried a lot. I've personally destroyed three lcd screens trying to figure out what was causing my eye strain. Taking them apart, changing backlights, changing light diffuses, peeling off polarization layers, using camera lens polarizers, various eyewear combos.

My current best eye strain minimization setup: Good quality projector, matte 1.0 gain projector screen, make the image as big as you can, sit as far away as you can.

For convenience: Portrait orient my IPS monitor and wear my Maui Jims,


flux, reduce brightness of screen, and potentially even wear special sunglasses / wavelength glasses if you can get a pair at a good price


stick to the terminal and use a printer as only output

e-ink laptop when?

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0.4.10 - 2017-06-27

>Ipfs 0.4.10 is a patch release that contains several exciting new features, bugfixes and general improvements. Including new commands, easier corruption recovery, and a generally cleaner codebase.


>Add support for specifying the hash function in ipfs add

>Implement ipfs key {rm, rename}

>Implement ipfs shutdown command

>Implement ipfs pin update

>Implement ipfs pin verify

>Implemented experimental p2p commands

0.4.9 - 2017-04-30

>Ipfs 0.4.9 is a maintenance release that contains several useful bugfixes and improvements. Notably, ipfs add has gained the ability to select which CID version will be output.


>Add support for using CidV1 in 'ipfs add'

tl;dr for Beginners

>decentralized P2P network

>like torrenting, but instead of getting a .torrent file or magnet link that shares a pre-set group of files, you get a hash of the files which is searched for in the network and served automatically

>you can add files to the entire network with one line in the CLI or a drag-and-drop into the web interface

>HTTP gateways let you download any hash through your browser without running IPFS

>can stream video files in mpv or VLC (though it's not recommended unless the file has a lot of seeds)

How it Works

When you add a file, the files are cryptographically hashed and a merkle tree is created. These hashes are announced by the IPFS client to the nodes in the network. (The IPFS team often describes the network as a "Merkle forest.") Any user can request one of these hashes and the nodes set up peer connections automatically. If two users share the same file then both of them can seed it to a third person reqPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Looks like you fell for my stalemate.

I hope the mods will clean up all the shitposting in the thread now.


Put your codes in >>>/ipfs/

Also, >>>/redstick/ might want to use this to share infographics

Want to use a public gateway?




When using 'ipfs get' to download stuff, does that automatically seed the file as well or do I have to 'ipfs pin'?

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This can't be real.

<guy talks about dog toys

<Google shows dog toys Ads


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>"Nice strawman"

>provides an actual strawman

It's more like buying a spoon, putting it in a drawer and then finding out later that the spoon spontaneously stabbed someone to death.

A telephone's main purpose is to allow you to talk to other people, yet we keep allowing all sorts of perversion of its purpose because companies aren't satisfied that you paid hundreds to get a communication device, the manufacturer still has to coerce it into a surveillance device and ad space.

Companies will fork loads of cash to put adds on TV, radio, outdoors, yet when it comes to putting it on your phone somehow you don't get any of that money.

Any judge who ever gets asked to rule over an EULA should just glance at it and say "that's retarded, the user obviously just wants a chat app, no reasonable user would install this app had it been correctly named ACME Widespread Surveillance Privacy Rapist, ACME's business is thus ruled 'fake and gay' and they're therefore expected to pay a fine, as well as DELET THIS data they collected."



>A telephone's main purpose is to allow you to talk to other people,

Indeed. But we're not talking about telephones, we're talking about smartphones. And using their smartphones like a telephone is a tiny fraction of the device's usage for almost all smartphone owners.

>yet we keep allowing all sorts of perversion of its purpose

>yet we keep allowing


Let your own words sink in for a moment.

>Any judge who ever gets asked to rule over an EULA should just glance at it and say "that's retarded, the user obviously just wants a chat app, no reasonable user would install this app had it been correctly named ACME Widespread Surveillance Privacy Rapist, ACME's business is thus ruled 'fake and gay' and they're therefore expected to pay a fine, as well as DELET THIS data they collected."

Yes, a judge should do that. But there are a lot of things that should happen, but don't, and which should be, but aren't. Unfortunately, we don't live in the Land of Should. We live in reality.




Let me get this right: you concede that:

* Companies are lying to the customer.

* They're inserting functionality for their own benefit that, if deliberately activated by the user in a device he fully controlled, would in some of the contexts the product does it on its own would have constituted illegal behavior.

* The law should put a stop to this shit.


* you didn't like my choice of words

I admit, it's really tough arguing with such a refined mind


Isn't that Windows 10 doing that, not Google?

He had the browser closed when talking about the topic, and the adverts were on non-Google pages.



OK you are grasping for straws here just for the sake of keeping the discussion going here.

But I will still dignify your response with an answer.

>The user took an action: installing the app, agreeing to the EULA, and carrying the recording device (i.e. phone) around people who are having private conversations

According to law in civilized countries, any consequence of an action taken where people can not know the consequences or risks of those actions beforehand makes them not liable for those consequences. For example if you are speeding with a car and kill someone, you will be held responsible for the killing of that person because you know beforehand that speeding is a risk with possible deadly accidents as a consequence.

If you like gardening and plant pretty flowers and your neighbors dog ate a flower and died because it was poisonous but there wasn't any warning the flowers are poisonous on the packet of the seeds you bought, you are not liable.

Now here comes the EULA.

This is deliberately made unreadable for 99 percent of the normal human beings. Because the companies hope this will discourage people of taking the companies to court when legal issues arise.

When you install an app to make conversations with your friends, you do not have the will to record all your private conversations to be used for commercial activities (in the most positive of scenarios, we are going to keep this simple for the sake of the argument). Therefor any judge will rule the use of private recordings made without the consent of the users but covered under the EULA unlawful for this reason and I repeat ""IN CIVILIZED COUNTRIES WHERE COMPANIES DONT MANIPULATE JUSTICE"". This last bit rules out the America of course.

So to come back to your analogy. When you use a recorder with automated functions to record with "voice activated mode" you have the explicit will to record conversations. When you use Google apps and aren't a Google employee, you don't.

So, in civilized countries GoogPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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There's a lot we can learn from the great programmers of our time. What follows is a list of quotes from them relevant to /tech/...

>I have a mouse, but don't have a mouse driver for MINIX and have never felt the need to write one. Typing "rm x y z" is a lot faster than clicking five times and then having to convince the system that you really, truly, mean it and this is not a mistake and that you are consenting adult over 18 and that you completely understand the consequences and you still want to do it.

>I can type faster than I can point. And my mother told me that pointing is impolite.

>UNIX does not allow path names to be prefixed by a drive name or number; that would be precisely the kind of device dependence that operating systems ought to eliminate.

>The only real argument for monolithic systems was performance, and there is now enough evidence showing that microkernel systems can be just as fast as monolithic systems.

- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

>From an operating system research point of view, Unix is if not dead certainly old stuff, and it's clear that people should be looking beyond it.

>Unix has retarded OS research by 10 years and linux has retarded it by 20.

>Steve Jobs has said that Xwindows is brain-damamged and will disappear in two years. He got it half-right.

>One of the obvious things that went wrong with Multics as a commercial success was just that it was sort of over-engineered in a sense. There was just too much in it.

- Dennis Ritchie

>Avoiding complexity reduces bugs.

>I started Linux as a desktop operating system. And it's the only area where Linux hasn't completely taken over. That just annoys the hell out of me.

>I'd like to point out that I don't think that there is anything fundamentally superior in the GPL as compared to the BSD license, for example. But the GPL is what I want to program with, because unlike the BSD license it guarantees that anybody whoPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>Not true. They also care about embedded :^)

The funny thing is that's not even true. Most embedded systems use proprietary OEM patches for performance related shit that never ends up in mainline



>It's an easy way to make a hyperbole.

It's a lazy way to make a hyperbole, and it's a favorite rhetorical device of hyperventilating Millennials on Twitter OMG I am going to *literally* die if I don't get the new iPhone, like, 5 minutes ago. It has no place here, and people who think it does should literally* kill themselves.

*not meant figuratively!



>OMG I literally don't understand hyperbole when my point is defeated by a smarter anon


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>It has no place here

Because you say so? Try and stop me, anon.




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Why haven't you installed Void on your PS4 yet /tech/?

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no 4.7 kernel exploit :(


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I don't have a PS4 because I don't play games.


I don't have a PS4 because I play video games.



>I thought those consoles used MIPS. That would be the only reason for me to buy one tbh.

Yes anon, and SGI is helping Nintendo create the MIPS console of tomorrow!



I want me that fuckin' PSP

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Can riseup be trusted?

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back to reddit nigger



>all this commie butthurt

It's great.




Why people in position haven't changed the email standard to add a simple end-to-end encryption? Its hard to convince people to use GPG, as it is just unpractical to use




>Why people in position haven't changed the email standard to add a simple end-to-end encryption?

For the same reason we're stuck with IPv4 and similar inferior technology.

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