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File: 23a68afb44dd521⋯.png (291.84 KB, 450x399, 150:133, RMS.png)

 No.925239[Reply]

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

Please check the rules before you post:

https://www.8ch.net/metatech/rules.html

Looking for hardware or software recommendations? Check out the InstallGentoo Wiki:

https://wiki.installgentoo.com/

/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.

For consumer advice, please use the consumer advice sticky located below.

For meta discussion, please go to >>>/metatech/.

For desktop threads, homescreen threads and ricing, please go to >>>/rice/.

For tech support/issues with computers:

https://startpage.com/ or https://ixquick.com (i.e., fucking Google it)

https://stackexchange.com/

http://www.logicalincrements.com/

If you can't find what you're looking for and still need help, post in the tech questions sticky.

Looking to switch over to GNU/Linux? Don't know where to start?

Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.925240

>>>/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

Nerve Center combination: https://nerv.8ch.net/tech/agdg/biz/cyber/emacs/sci/electronics/laboratory/hamradio/lv/make/netplus/prog/rice/t/templeos/vape/vir/wg/




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 No.733048[Reply]

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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 No.956585

>>956578

Guess I should've read the fucking manual. Thanks.




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 No.733050[Reply]

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

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 No.956591

>>956577

Cool, next month i'm going to retire my 4670k setup then. Let's hope assus isn't discontinuing support for the CH7 when Zen 2 comes, because I can't say no against that sweet 16 cores/5 GHz on AM4.




File: e40d228003830e3⋯.jpg (3.48 MB, 4608x3456, 4:3, Homeless in Front of Richl….JPG)

 No.943701[Reply]

Terry A. Davis

Vanned edition

Latest news:

>Richland (Washington) is the last known position

>he joined the #templeos IRC channel on June 23rd

>(supposedly, the date of recording is unknown) last video was sent to someone by email and uploaded by "The Temple" Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/1TVFD-Tpeno)

/*actually, to be verified*/ >not in jail, as I checked the inmate database of the counties in the Richland WA area

Older Threads:

>https://archive.fo/vWWBg

>https://archive.fo/0BdBU

>https://archive.fo/acSYN

>https://archive.fo/UPmPB

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 No.956392

>>956353

Mysterious CIA Nigger


 No.956405

File: b6753945ce89e5a⋯.jpg (65.61 KB, 1024x543, 1024:543, 1534387963512m.jpg)

I think we should BAPH these scummy handlers and thieves of King Terry's money


 No.956432

>>956353

Any Fallout post-Fallout 2 is normalfag fodder.


 No.956593

File: 14abfe5804f0503⋯.jpg (170.85 KB, 800x600, 4:3, Heavy.jpg)

>>956166

holy fuck there's no difference


 No.956596

File: 3af0f43271c2c3a⋯.jpg (103.53 KB, 1000x1430, 100:143, Sad.jpg)

Wait, so let me get this straight:

>templeos.org got hijacked, along with the IRC and his PayPal

>terry no longer has control over any of it

>there is no direct way we can help him right now

please tell me I'm wrong




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 No.956539[Reply]

yo tech what do you think about wayland? is it ready for primetime yet?

check out https://gist.github.com/SirCmpwn/ae4d1cdcca97ffeb2c35f0878d75dc17 this 500 line replacement for dwm

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 No.956570

>>956539

i just hope they wont make it dependent on systemd


 No.956576

>>956570

Don't worry!

Your favorite desktop will feature Pipewire, another innovative software brought to you by RedHat.

Pipewire will feature a direct link to SYSTEMD in order to manage all video and audio.

Using SYSTEMD it will be possible to EASILY enable or disable video rendering or audio using the fantastic SYSTEMD tools.


 No.956586

I've not used wayland but they've had a terrible time delivering what should have been a relatively simple component so I suspect it's another btrfs-tier disaster.

It should be easy to make today as all the crazy shit and 'exercise for the reader' parts of the graphics stack are gone. We no longer are having to write custom versions of bresenham's algorithm that split things across 4 bitplanes just to draw a line or support wacky cards with hardware accelerated subregion scrolling in 2D. The remaining hard part, network support, they dropped. I don't know if they did anything with the font server but that's an archaic concept anyway.


 No.956588

>>956576

If we just stopped complaining about poetteringware for a moment and instead utilized that wasted time on contributing to Devuan, maybe, just maybe, Devuan could become a fully competitive distribution against Debian. I'm just saying.


 No.956590

>>956588

What's the point of Devuan other than butthurt containment? Debian still supports sysvinit and it works fine even with GNOME 3 and Chromium.




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 No.955539[Reply]

Post examples of useful software with excellent code quality. Bonus points for necessarily large software such as operating systems and modern browsers since not many examples exist for these.

Provide justification (eg. minimal bugs/attack surface, detailed and comprehensive documentation, easily maintainable/adjustable).

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 No.955821

>>955819

Apparently it's already been noticed and brought to the attention of the FreeBSD devs.

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223138

Their response to it being a security issue with jails:

"Jail isolation leaves a lot to be desired and this is just one aspect of that."

Closed: not a bug.

Fucking priceless.


 No.955831

>>955539

The CPython source code is excellent, very readable the one time I looked at it. They actively trade performance for readability iirc.


 No.955956

>>955821

They admitted it was a bug but closed it as not a bug because jails are already full of bugs? How does that even make sense?


 No.956505

>>955819

>>955821

If you want a secure OS, stay far away from FreeBSD.

https://vez.mrsk.me/freebsd-defaults.txt


 No.956587

>>956505

Doesn't Apple use this mess?




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 No.929001[Reply]

Devuan 2.0 ASCII has now caught up with Debian 9 Stretch in release, and is now only behind in the -updates repository

https://devuan.org/os/debian-fork/ascii-stable-announce-060818

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 No.956510

>>956496

You're a fucking retard. Noone is inviting discussion about flatpak or it's alternatives, I'm using it for one program because it's the best method I have available at the moment, learn to contain your autism.


 No.956536

>>956510

Poettering please, nobody is falling for your jewish tricks.


 No.956544

>>956510

>Noone is inviting discussion about flatpak

You did by posting that you use redhat shitware in a thread dedicated to an OS with the goal of eliminating a forced piece of redhat shitware.

90% of userland problems can be eliminated by purging redhat shitware from your PC.

Why does network manager need specially configured polkit files just to allow users to modify connections? Why is it so slow to respond to changes in network interfaces?

Why doesn't flatpak work?

Why does pulseaudio not save sound configs between sessions? Why have developers dropped alsa support from DE specific tray mixers?

Why can't systemd shutdown any of my computers in less than 10 minutes?


 No.956574

>>956536

I'm not even endorsing flatpak in any way, and and as far as I know poettering isn't a flatpak developer, otherwise I wouldn't be using it, I just need it for one program that happens to not be in Debian repos and I want to sandbox, if there was an appimage I would use it.

>>956544

>You did by posting that you use redhat shitware in a thread dedicated to an OS with the goal of eliminating a forced piece of redhat shitware.

No you fucking retard, It's an OS dedicated to eliminate systemd from Debian, and I only said I use redhat shitware, I'm not telling you or anyone that they should use redhat shitware or why they should use redhat shitware.

I don't use Network Manager.

I don't use Pulseaudio.

I don't use systemd.

Shut the fuck up.

Contain your autism.


 No.956583

>>956544

>Why does network manager need specially configured polkit files just to allow users to modify connections? Why is it so slow to respond to changes in network interfaces?

It doesn't. As long as your user is either in UNIX group wheel or network, he's able to modify them. It isn't slow, it's quite fast (switching from ethernet to WiFi is quite fast, ~2 seconds maximum).

>Why doesn't flatpak work?

Works good, though I agree, appimage is better.

>Why does pulseaudio not save sound configs between sessions? Why have developers dropped alsa support from DE specific tray mixers?

Why not? Alsa isn't very advanced. All it allows you to do is play from single/multiple streams. Pulseaudio+JACK (or newest redhat product, Pipewire) allows you to mix up lots of streams at once, for example to use it with a DAW such as LMMS, taking audio from your MIDI device, to a software synthesizer, and your DAW taking audio from the synthesizer to the piano roll. It's pure UNIX philosophy.

>Why can't systemd shutdown any of my computers in less than 10 minutes?

Because they're 20 years old or you're a retard. It boots up in maximum 20 seconds, and shutdowns in maximum 3 seconds on my end. systemd (at least on NixOS) is so much faster that SysVinit on Slackware. Slackware used to boot up for 3 minutes on my machine, and shutdown like 30 seconds.

Now, shut the fuck up and stop putting your anti-systemd autism everywhere. Instead of fragmenting Linux and making it not work for normies, requiring massive configuration and shell knowledge. let the corporations do their jobs (as long as it's FLOSS).




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 No.953882[Reply]

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 No.956551

File: 3b61e801a7fcbd0⋯.png (343.29 KB, 1749x1656, 583:552, 3b61e801a7fcbd0b812e5c7679….png)

>>956537

Kiki is not for lewd. Libbie isn't for lewd except occasionally. MAFF is for lewd always.


 No.956557

>>953961

Can somebody gimp the hair highlights to white? It's always bugged me that it doesn't match Tyson's Maff.


 No.956563

>>956551

>romance implies lewding

Now now, I wouldnt dream of lewding Kiki. Maybe best oryx and MAFF, while holding hands and looking deep into each others eyes


 No.956566

>>956548

>devalues our IP

HAHAHAHA!!!

What fucking IP? You mean the OC from some Sonic shit that never belonged to you?


 No.956571

File: bda14d9110ec7ef⋯.jpg (26.42 KB, 290x200, 29:20, Ken-Penders.jpg)

>>956566

Hey, you won't be laughing when The Lara-Su Chronicles is a successful franchise.




File: 244fc272fb85e02⋯.jpg (64.23 KB, 500x414, 250:207, como tomar um chá.jpg)

 No.956287[Reply]

Does purely P2P applications exists in a world where hosts lies behind layer(s) of NAT?

I was searching about making a P2P program and I found that all techniques in order to hosts behind nats to communicate are by using some kind of server in between them (techniques like UDP/TCP holepunching). So my question is, is there any way (except by using ipv6) to establish a p2p network over the internet that doesn't require some sort of server to start the communication between the peers? I mean, a network that is BY DEFINITION P2P?

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 No.956414

File: 812ef4bdc001103⋯.gif (3.67 MB, 700x298, 350:149, 812ef4bdc001103a0720d3c126….gif)

>>956369

>NAT is the biggest, most annoying cancer in the way of true P2P.

>The solution is to get the turd world off the internet. India, Israel, Mexico, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa

If NAT is so difficult to use, why don't you just NAT the shitskin countries?


 No.956438

>>956413

>Line of sight, tight beam cannot be intercepted without either party knowing.

>tight beam

jej.

Check fresnel zones. You can listen in the third one without even making a dent on the receiving power.


 No.956445

>>956287

Are you asking whether two hosts on a network can communicate with each other without their traffic passing through any other host?


 No.956447

Isn't i2p what you are looking for?


 No.956568

>>956445

No, he's asking whether two hosts on a network can both initiate communication with each other, without a dedicated third party (which is not part of the internet's infrastructure).

With NAT this is impossible.




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 No.935786[Reply]

BSD thread?

Please explain this linux atheist why people recommend DragonflyBSD over FreeBSD (other than the SJWism), and where OpenBSD and NetBSD come in. I'm using VMs right now, but I actually have a toaster computer I'm looking to turn into a generic home server and I want to see if a BSD would suit me more than linux.

I played with OpenBSD for 2 days in a VM, it was pretty nice. I just installed every package set and booted it. FVWM was a pretty shitty and clunky WM, but I could easily learn how to install a different WM/DE and replace FVWM with something else from the man pages alone. I ended up installing XFCE4, firefox and random desktop programs to see how they worked. I noticed the single core VM I was running it in was still responsive even when hammering the CPU, whereas I've ran linux on single core PCs this decade and whenever there was too much CPU load even a pure commandline system would go unresponsive. OpenBSD felt like everything was more integrated and I was happy with every default package. I think every linux user has this list of software they want to avoid because of bad experiences and they often have to actively replace them when installing just about any distro. I know that's my case, but everything I tried that was default or exclusive to OpenBSD felt good enough for me. I didn't have any qualms with any of the OpenBSD software I tried but I didn't try everything. The partition scheme looked weird though, there were a trillion partitions and I couldn't understand why things were like that. I didn't bother learning it either because I was just installing on a VM, but that would be something to look into if I end up having an OpenBSD-based home server.

I want to avoid FreeBSD because of its SJW faggotry, and I hear people say DragonflyBSD is the alternative to it so now I'm downloading DragonflyBSD.

I'm trying NetBSD after and I have this feeling it's somehow worse than the others but might be the only choice on some hardware, I haven't tried it but nobody has given me a reason to use it on a x86 machine, all I hear is "yeah NetBSD runs on everything!".

What are the opinions of /tech/ anons?

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 No.956558

>>948365

>>will it work on a aspire d270? if not then ignore everything below

It should work fine. Wireless is hit or miss though, unless you know your exact chipset we can't advise you. KDE4 is in the repositories and should be very mature and stable by now. KDE5 is dependent on systemd so there is no support for it. FreeBSD recently managed to get KDE5 to work without systemd so it will probably come to OpenBSD eventually. If you desperately need KDE5 you could try FreeBSD instead. OpenBSD comes with cwm, fvwm, and twm in the base install.


 No.956561

>>935786

Tried installing openbsd once

Couldn't get it to boot via USB stick

No idea why


 No.956562

>>952168

Just run syspatch?


 No.956565

>>952453

What makes illumos different from openbsd or freebsd


 No.956567

>>956565

Most of Solaris was written by paid professionals who knew what they were doing.




File: 0ecffbde1ab48e6⋯.png (1.13 MB, 793x713, 793:713, alex jones matrix.png)

 No.952034[Reply]

Facebook, Apple, and Youtube ban Alex Jones on Same day

Is this the final end of the free and open internet????

>Facebook’s enforcement action against Jones came just hours after Apple removed Jones from its podcast directory. The timing of Facebook’s announcement was unusual, with the company confirming the ban at 3am local time.

>Jones, who is being sued by the parents of children murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting for claiming the attack was a hoax, is the host of the daily Alex Jones Show podcast and his platform Infowars produces another five podcasts.

>All of those shows were removed from Apple Podcasts save for one, Real News with David Knight, which at present is still on the platform.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/06/apple-removes-podcasts-infowars-alex-jones

https://archive.is/IZtpM

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 No.956265

>>952073

> they wait until now to come after him

A lot of that time was probably spent building the case. Legal question: if Jones slandered those children, is there an onus upon the parents to prove those children really existed?


 No.956395

File: 5052de86d72dc06⋯.jpg (1 MB, 2100x1113, 100:53, Konachan.com - 259957 2gir….jpg)

>>954923

You're both retards. Who the fuck cares whether Jews or Kababs control a strip of desert the size of New Jersey!?


 No.956398

>>956395

>who cares about Israel being the sole reason for islamic terrorist attacks in the west

>who cares about Israel bombing the shit out of Lebanon the last christian country left in the middle east and floods them with muslims

>who cares about Israel being the reason Europe is flooded with mudslimes

gb2 the >>>/oven/ you fucking kike piece of shit.


 No.956479

>>956398

So triggered


 No.956553

>>955710

he said something on his show about they disabled his licenses for the backend servers




File: 0fdf1bfc9368517⋯.jpg (195.42 KB, 1366x690, 683:345, catalog.jpg)

 No.956535[Reply]

Anyone know stuffs about image board developpement ?

Can't find a way to set a .jpg picture for .wemb in the catalog. This is some tricky stuff. Any documentation on how to fix this ?

This gives something like this : http://containerchan.org/tb/demo/catalog.html

 No.956552

generate a jpg with ffmpeg




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 No.955843[Reply]

As we have predicted, since the millennial is determined to be a class of eternally renting chattel serfs, Apple is pushing hard for developers to switch to subscription based software, or SaaS in our parlance.

>In April 2017, a group of over 30 software developers gathered at a luxury loft in New York City's suuuupper trendy Tribeca neighborhood after receiving an invitation from Apple. They didn't know exactly why they had been summoned gay sex, but all of them had one thing in common aids: they developed apps for Apple's devices, according to people who attended the event.

>Developers, Apple said, needed to realize the business model of apps was (((changing))). Successful apps tended to focus on long-term engagement instead of upfront cost. Indie faggot developers who wanted to capitalize on this needed to move to a subscription model, as Apple had made possible in the past year in a splashy announcement.

>If Apple can't make it worthwhile for developers to make high-quality utilities for the iPhone, then the vibrant software ecosystem that made it so valuable could decay. Apple's main tool to fight the downward pricing pressure on iPhone apps is subscriptions.

>The new way Apple wanted to promote: Instead of users good goys paying for apps once, they'd pay on a regular basis, putting money into developer coffers on a regular schedule shalom. Apple would still get a 30% cut of the subscription's cost, but if a customer continued to subscribe after a year, Apple's cut would go down to 15%.

>This meant that developers needed to spend time turning free customers into high-value customers, and also worry about churn — the percent of customers that used to subscribe but canceled. Apple suggested several tactics, like offering 2-4 options to improve conversion rate, segmenting users by price -- das racist!. Apple also suggested that after a month, it was seeing 41% retention on apps that increased their prices, only slightly lower than the 61% retention that it was seeing when subscription prices were kept the same.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.956408

>>955998

>The corporations and the government could probably literally enslave the population and they would just fucking clap

this

as long as you give normals enough food and entertainment, they won't ever complain


 No.956426

>>956316

>and what if it's a binary, anon?

As long as it doesn't need data from a server in order to function you can patch it.


 No.956466

File: 30d4dcfe2a1ea26⋯.jpg (69.74 KB, 702x1024, 351:512, Bitch, hold on.jpg)

>>955852

Post about apple = /pol/shit now?


 No.956550

>>955843

Honestly it's just pushing off the inevitable. Without any rules ore standards to their platform, the cost of all services will be near $0 or some ridiculously low price as Indians and Russians are able to make profit off slimmer margins due to their shit currencies. Developers will continue getting screwed and ishit apps will continue getting worse and worse, unless you're using premium brand-name software (Word, Photoshop, Autocad). Over time the amount of people making apps for the system decreases as basic living costs keep increasing while profits are stagnant. And to add insult to injury, the only people able to profit here are eventually going to be regulated/targeted/fucked by the government over all the "Russian hacking" hysteria. Apple can't win here, neither can Google. The same applies to their ad services in general.

>>956105

The point is that good economic times don't last forever, and webservice companies are fragile. Either due to a natural disaster, war, or stock bust webdevs will find their limited skillset causing them to be fucked over inside the few places that demand their work (large, established cities with high rents) while tradesmen can lean on their Unions and work pretty much anywhere.

Which is true, in ten years Facebook is going to be virtually dead like AOL is today. Just look at all the leftist normies deleting their FB pages due to their purported cooperation with ICE, Russia, and Malaysia (home to the most recent kebab removal). When that happens nobody is going to want a FB SEO webdev sales faggot, but people are still going to want carpenters and machinists especially as Trump's tarriffs and immigration rules set in.


 No.956556

>>956466

Did you read the edits he made to the article?




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 No.952674[Reply]

This document was made as a reference for teaching myself and others about how to use the Arduino, but it needs to be proof-read by experts.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MUiQl3IuoR0fE33mI3foLrVSUz7xjtSq/view?usp=sharing

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 No.956358

>>952791

>This is /tech/ anon... get yourself a real dev board that uses a fpga.

Many companies including Arduino are coming out with FPGA boards--but most Arduino-level people don't know what to do with an FPGA, that would really call for an FPGA.

there's just not a lot of high-data-bandwidth projects going on in the arduino landscape.

If you want to be an arduino power user, you are better off with a Mega clone for $7 or maybe a Due clone for $13.

and really,,,, most of the projects using Unos use very little of the flash memory, and have the processor just waiting 99% of the time.

You don't need an ARM or an FPGA for an automatic pet-feeder or plant water-er.

>>952807

>Get an Sifive/Hifive instead. Arduino compatible, but a really fast risc-v chip.

320 mHz, 128MB flash

pretty sweet, but [Buy now $59]

Also I am one who feels kinda silly using vastly overpowered hardware than a task really calls for.

I have some Due and Teensy boards around, but all my projects have used Unos or Megas so far.

Programming Arduinos *IS* easy to do, however. They made them to teach school kids how to program and do basic electronics.

You do need to learn some things, but you don't need to know everything about programming or electronics to use one.


 No.956362

>>956358

(quoting myself)

One thing I have wondered about is building an "anonymized" computer for web browsing.

In other threads people talk about the botnet and about all the telemetry stuff in Windows and Linux.

They talk shit about having some kind of secure PC CPUs made, but that is a dream that ain't happening.

I am wondering if anyone is trying to build their on "netbook" based on a real-time board like an Arduino or similar?

1. There are 800x480 screens already available that have Arduino drivers for. That's not great, but it is "bare metal" that isn't hiding anything ugly.

2. There are ethernet and wifi modules already available.

3. Using a PC keyboard might be a bother, but building (some kind of keyboard that will work) isn't much of a problem... You can get 12-key analog modules from RobotDyn, and put 4 of them on a 16-channel analog multiplexer. That would give 48 keys easily...

4. You would need to code a basic HTML interpreter, and you would need to display jpegs and pngs.... That would be most of the work here, but it doesn't seem to be out of the realm of possibility. Especially if you did it as a "scripting" program, with the bulk of the data stored on an SD card (because the Arduino Due board only has 256K of storage, but SD cards are multi-megabyte).

5. I think trying to run Javascript would be a much larger task. Dunno how well that would work. I would think that you would not need 100% of Javascript, you would just need to handle the more-common stuff that is used.

You'd never run the multimedia shit, but oh well. You should be able to do most HTML and some Javascript.

If you REALLY wanted a "sterile" internet computer, it doesn't seem to be out of reach here. There's just some coding work to be done. Is anybody doing this?


 No.956383

>>956362

Yeah that shouldn't be too terribly hard at all. The hardware already exists. People do similar shit with raspberry pis. The bitch is writing the software.


 No.956509

>>956383

>People do similar shit with raspberry pis.

I don't like RPis due to the lack of a real hard-drive controller.

A common problem is early burn-out of the SD cards used, due to the huge amount of writing that occurs. The USB boot option is a one-time change, and is also a performance hit on a system that isn't that great to begin with.

If they come out with an RPi that you can connect a regular SATA drive to, I'd be way more likely to get one. The {SD card as system drive} setup is very low-power and very portable--and I realize that a lot of people want that--but the lifetime is just not that great. And the boot-from-USB takes a performance hit, on a system that isn't that fast to begin with.


 No.956542

>>956509

I don't get it? Does this Arduino have a SATA port? And is it a *real* SATA port, and not a USB<->SATA kludge? (for example, one of the Banana Pi board uses this hack).

Anyway, can't you just set your OS partitions to read-only on the SD card, and put stuff like /var/log and /tmp on a memory filesystem? Then you just use a USB disk for your data and other shit.

Anyway some other ARM SBCs have real SATA ports. There isn't just RPI.




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 No.890783[Reply]

this idea of mine has been floating around for a while, I have doubts on how well this will be received but I'll be glad if you guys like it.

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Premise

LibbieOS, AKA "Libbie - The Free Virtual Assistant", is a linux distro designed to work as a free alternative to Siri/Cortana/Alexa. No need to worry about government snoops or corporate stooges watching you at every turn, Libbie does what you ask of her and doesn't need to hide anything from you!

Purpose

The purpose of this distro is to provide a small operating system for embedded devices to function as a free replacement to Alexa. LibbieOS has a series of scripts that can be inputted through voice commands or text terminals to do various functions for whatever you want.

LibbieOS is based on Gentoo Linux, and can be tailored for your needs the way you want it to be.

Example Commands


Libbie
run <Program>
play_music
volume <number or command>
get_the_weather
search "<query>"
remind_me_about <date> <time>
set_alarm_for <date> <time>
read_mail
help <subject>
turn_off_microphone
<etc>

Author's Notes

I have far too many neat ideas, too little time, and burn out on motivation. Besides, this idea was way too fun to keep holed up in my head, and I wanted to share this with you guys.

by the way, "normal" is relative.

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 No.955155

>>955121

After they canned raw I refuse.

Only fapped to stuff posted on chans anyway their ui is aids


 No.955156

>>955125

No idea I just saw a qt mascot


 No.955166

Get a less faggy mascot and then we'll talk


 No.955180

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>>955166

How's this?


 No.956533

>>955180

Less, not more.




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