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Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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>Is DragonFly BSD more user friendly than OpenBSD?


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

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Money's a consideration but I can stretch a few hundred. Most the games & work I do is CPU heavy, but if there's that much of a disparity I may take your guy's advice, especially if I'm downgrading on RAM.


>Ryzen doesn't support DDR3

That's.. really good to know. Guess I'm going with 16 gigs of DDR4 then now.

Thanks guys


With all of this shit going on with Linus Torvalds and a new CoC, I looked for new OS's, and i found React OS, but i heard it cannot run modern programs (Ie. Steam) what is holding back the os from running these programs? Also, are there any easy to use Linux alternatives? (Like Mint level of easy)

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God what retards. If your first reaction to "fix this bug" is screaming how offensive it is, no one's going to WANT to submit bug-fixes to your code-base. Why should they spend X hours getting to up to speed with the project when apparently the bug is too opaque for those that already maintain it? Might as well head for greener pastures.




Just part and parcel in open source software.


What's your favorite GUI API and why?

Gtk+? Qt? Fltk? Tk?

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some things require really high performance (games, 3D graphics, video rendering, etc)

some things do not, because they aren't very computationally-intensive to begin with, so slight performance degradation doesn't matter that much, especially when processors continue to get faster

at this point, it's important to save developer time, not just CPU time


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You are a cancer. You are the reason why everything is slowing down. 1 hour of developer time "saved" could mean months of user time wasted, directly or indirectly.



Users don't give a fuck. Developer time is expensive as hell. If users actually cared they would use non bloated shit (that has no features).



By bloat I mean feature bloat. Qt is more than GUI, it's fucking everything. Look at retroshare, and look at retroshare's shitty performance and memory leaks.

It's because they went balls deep into Qt.

I mean look at this shit


networking, 3d, bluetooth, dbus, gamepad, nfc, javascript, webengine, SQL, threads

I guess it's cool to just use one mega library that does everything you could ever need ever, but i doubt it's the most efficient thing.

retroshare does this and it runs like shit.



>one piece of shit written by slavs is bad so this means it's QTs fault

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Adobe CC 2019 apps no longer use amtlib.dll, and offline activation disabled

CC 2019 just got released (via Creative Cloud application), and bad news for those who wanted to use the amtlib.dll crack method and have the latest version. Adobe has removed that file and completely disabled offline activation methods.

For those of you that don't know how Adobe Products work. You can basically download the latest version of their software on their website. Then using painter's amtemu you can crack it. You can even download their autoupdater and keep your pirated version up to date. But looks like this method wont work anymore. So if you use pirated versions of adobe products, don't update them until we have a new crack

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>Not using CS2 as it was given away for free a few years ago.


In regards to Photoshop and other Adobe image editors, just pirate CS6 or prior CC versions. In regards to video editing, well I guess Premiere CC 2015 is a decent editor.


OK, but there's still no alternative to Premiere.


They made it a pain in the ass to find on their site. Honestly don't know why they don't just offer older versions for free. Everything up to CS6 should be legit free at this point.



Does anyone care? I don't think anyone cares. Does anyone care? I don't think anyone cares.



>when your system sucks so much you overload and spew bullshit

Haha, capitalist, you deserve that. Go ahead, buy the alternative software. There is none professionally axcepted?. Better bend over then.


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>It's a raster program retard

Gimpfags don't even know what non-destructive editing means.

>Make a rectangle selection, switch to the bucket tool, click on the selection

You can also fill the rectangle pixel by pixel using the pencil tool! That means Gimp CAN do it and you can't complain about it!

>instead of cluttering the ui

Count how many separate tools Gimp has for brushes. I'll wait. Also instead of making excuses, Photoshop lets you completely configure which tools appear in which positions and which ones are grouped together in the tool list.


it finally broke


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>I am a neet so this means everyone is

lol okay bud enjoy getting eating by a bear



Define accomplishment then. Being a consumerist wagecuck for the sole purpose of societal approval isn't anything to brag about. If that's what you think an accomplished individual is, I hope to be as worthless as possible.



>Define accomplishment then.

building some useful shit

>Being a consumerist wagecuck

work for yourself

> I hope to be as worthless as possible.

you will be



>building some useful shit

You can do that any time, any place. In fact it's probably a lot more interesting to build things from 'scratch'. With enough knowledge of chemistry and electronics, you can create almost anything known to man. I'm not the anon who originally said he wanted to go off the grid, and I don't think it's necessary to go that far, but I really do think, the way technology has scaled in society, and the ultra-specialization of everything has everything less rewarding.

>work for yourself

I already do. Most people do not, even if they claim to. They're in a constant loop, while having this idea in their head that they're going to escape it someday by some vague means. Also >>987788 claims he had 1TB to "consume", which implies it would be used for unproductive, mindless activities.



> which implies it would be used for unproductive, mindless activities.

Yep hes a mindless media zombie 2

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TFW KDE properly supports themes and customization

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He's completely right you know.

The main problem with GTK is the fact that people think it can be themed, when in reality that was never the intention, it was orignally just an api that had some fucking css capabilities that weren't orignally designed for themes but a single theme.

But fags latched onto it and started making unholy abominations.

Ricers are the niggers of freesoftware.

The fact that most mainstream "noob friendly" distros package with their own bullshit themes only makes it worse.


we should only support teletypes, its the (((unix))) way



i agree with this



He's half-right. Theming is completely broken in GTK3.

However, let's not pretend that this is a technically impossible problem. It's just they never properly stabilized a theming system, like every other fucking configuration option they present to users / developers. So of course you have people building on top of something buggy and subject to change, which _never_ works, because programs become chock-full of bug-fixes that are actually contingent on the existence of said bugs.

The example he gives, where people can optionally theme their programs to look like Windows 95, actually works okay in KDE.



stay mad. the point of an app, and a distro, is to support users. developers exist to support that goal.

>The people complaining that it's broken aren't the ones fixing it

tough shit. Maybe find a better job, you don't sound like your cut out for OSS development.

>adwaita-dark doesn't count

What if I wanted adwaita-dark-but-not-too-dark? What if I wanted adwaita-but-with-slightly-bigger-buttons?

>they are very close to adwaita code wise

so theme developers should shadow adwaita. Sounds like a theming api to me

>there's a finite number of them

there a finite number of custom themes. just a much larger number.

>they are part of the same design language

this is what really pisses me off. developers are allowed to fuck around with design language, but it's verboten for distros?

>“Users” want a lot of things, but just because you want something impossible that doesn’t make it possible.

Suck dicks

>No matter what we come up with though, I think it’s crucial that we start taking the needs of app developers seriously. Developers are the lifeblood of any platform, and we’ve been treating them very poorly. If we want to grow our ecosystem and actually compete with other major platforms, we need to fix that.

Sounds like a plan. Step one is to create an actual fucking theming api, because users are going to theme anyways, and you're only screwing over devs if you don't have a stable api they can write against.

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Consoles are computers, but at some point I guess everyone decided to try their hardest to obscure that fact. Fewer and fewer normalniggers use a computer on the regular now, but they own a console to play their GAYms, and so they can watch Jewlu, and Sorosflix. I know they're proprietary garbage, and they don't want anyone installing a different operating system on their hardware, but if people are already using your platform, why not add a word processor on there, or get adobe to make a software suit for your console? Then the niggercattle can pay 60 bucks for a program, instead of having to pay for a new computer they'll almost never use. Even from a business perspective it doesn't make sense to me why you would not do this. They forsake all software versatility that isn't strictly in the category of 'entertainment'. It probably makes more sense to have a variety of 'apps' on a console than it does your shitty little phone.


That's because most people have enough with a swiss knife and or fetching specific tool for a specific purpose, rather than the CNC machine that you can use to create new CNC machine.

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Remember way back in 2010 when everyone on the planet was hyping HTML5 as the greatest thing to ever happen to the web and will replace all native applications and shit?

Remember when Steve Jobs predicted a future where app stores weren't even a thing and that iDevices would be really powerful web browsers where everything is web apps? Remember when Google doubled down on this concept with Chromebooks and ChromeOS?

Well 2010 was 8, almost 9 years ago, so lets discuss how wrong those predictions were, how right they somewhat were, and what exactly went wrong. HTML5 was expected to replace flash and all interactive applications, but in the end it ended up being used only to spice up web pages and add some nice looking animations.

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the UN says that everything is a human right. A prince on a pony for every little girl!

but weirdly no condemnations about the EU's take on democratic votes against it.




if you believe that even remotely, let me fuck up your UN religion by saying the UN is a product of US world domination strategy.

U dont believe me, check out walter lippmann, wilfred trotter and then noam chomsky to confirm that.



>pay half as much for a website that still reaches 90% of their customers

I don't believe this.

Having the website behind js makes no sense because the js alone is as big as the actual content (not ad banners which they get paid by; they don't have to pay for their hosting) on most sites.

And now think of all the extremely low end devices these days like smart phones, tablets and smart tvs.

All of them lack processing power, may come with substandard webbrowsers which may not even support js and may not be able to display the fucking words some retard thought would have to be loaded dynamically because they're soooooooo many.



the internet is a basic need just as shelter and food for the 21st century. the Internet should stop being shit sold by isp companies as a service and turned into a utility.



>that website it ever overrides ctrl+w, ctrl+q and ctrl+tab

You sure? Those all still work for me, though I'm using cmd+w

It did freeze my browser for a bit though


The GPLv2 is not a contract, it is a revocable license.

Here is a paper explaining what the GPL is and is not:


(With full citations).

(PDF attached)

Page 12 starts the relevant discussion.

Page 16 begins the explanation of all the ways the GPL is not a contract.

Later there is a short gloss of state law promissory estopple doctrines.

Remember: in the case of the linux kernel it, unlike other projects, omitted the "or any later version" codicil, and is only under version 2 of the GPL, which makes no promise of irrevocability by grantor.

(Note: The SFConservancy recently chose to publish a "correction" that conflates clauses, within version 2 of the GPL, [that clarify that if a licensee's license is revoked by operation of the license for a violation of the terms, that sub-licensees licenses are not-in-turn automatically revoked] - [with an inexistent irrevocability doctrine within the text of the GPLv2])

(Additionally: Clause 0 of GPLv2 specifically defines the "you" in said clauses as referring to the licensee (not the grantor); the SFConservancy's conflation is shown to be ever more disingenuous)

The Linux Kernel License grant:

Is Not: a contract. [No breach of contract damages vs grantor if rescinded]

Is: a bare license akin to a property license.

And: There is no "irrevocable by grantor" promise in v2. [No promissory estopple defense]

.: Can be rescinded at will.

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>The GPLv2 is not a contract, it is a revocable license.

Then explain why Oracle, with lawyers that are undoubtedly fucking smarter than you, didn't simply beat Google over the head with this when it came to Java in Android.



>A typo was made, moron lay piece of shit will cite it in his "reasoning"



If the GPL were operative in that instance, Oracle would not have won. What is your point?



That you don't have one and the biggest legal case ever in this domain proves you wrong.



So are you suggesting that Oracle's lawyers could have told Oracle to re-license their code to fuck Google over, even though they won the case without needing to? If that's what you're saying, that's not very compelling.



So if I understand what you mean by a bare license, anyone who redistributes Linux is granted that right by its rights holders (Linus et al.), and in doing so are bound by the terms of the GPL. This means that anyone who redistributes Linux is not able to revoke GPL, because they are bound by its terms to use GPL. This is similar to a contract, because it applies to both parties. However, this contract does not apply to the original rights holders themselves, and they are free to revoke their GPL license if they choose to.

As a thought experiment, if all the Linux's rights holders decided that they would switch from GPL to a public domain license, then, suddenly, redistributors would not be bound by the GPL, and would be free to do the same, or even re-license to a commercial license. This indeed would undermine the GPL as a contract, because its enforcement ultimately relies on the whims of a regress of rights holders. However, Linux has been developed by thousands of people, so it would be nearly impossible for all of Linux's rights holders to set something like this in motion, right?

This raises a question, which is whether these rights can be transferred. From Disney we know that copyright extends beyond the death of the creators and can be held by an organization. But can that even apply to Linux? Without living human beings holding the rights to GPL code, I'd assume it would just fall into public domain? Or, would the rights end up being held by Torvalds, or even the Linux Foundation? The latter possibility is interesting, and threatening, because it suggests that the majority of the rights to Linux's source code could end up in the hands of a siPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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With pleasure sir. Drinking water is precious and valuable. Takes a lot of effort to clean water and deliver to people. Such a waste when that drinking water is thrown down the sewer just so it can carry some poo down with it. And where does that poo flushed in the sewer end up? Back in the ground ultimately. So by shitting on the ground, you can skip the middleman, save money, fertilize soil, and save drinking water. If horses and cows shit in a field, why should we not learn from them?



>I'm calling your bluff. Unless they're like 5 dudes, then sure they may have that average.

You see, that's because it was broke down.

India's average IQ, mixing every caste and the people outside the caste system, is 82.

Brahmans are about 5% of the population and most follow political and religious careers, not in science or technology.

If we did that to the USA, for instance, break down IQ by economic class, we would have such a scenario turbo.

Our "high caste", our "brahman", those richer than everybody, our 5%, might as well be like average IQ ~130 or more. Probably more, I'm being conservative here.

That's why when people say things like 2% of Jews, most of them very rich and high caste (about 50%), have an average IQ of 106, and compare them to the 96 of the entirety of USA population, including niggers and whatever, or with the average 100 of Europeans, you can create a very distorted narrative of the facts.



Human waste needs treatment before it's used as fertiliser. Shitting out in the open and leaving it there is both inefficient and unsanitary compared to a composting toilet.



can't take your job if you were never smart enough to enter the field to begin with. Darwin will exterminate you, your bloodline ends in failure here.


She's hot. Thot can shit on me for all I care.

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Alert! ICANN To Shut Down The Internet For 48 Hours To Install New Backdoors Into DNS System




Internet users be ready for a widespread network outage that could restrict users from accessing internet. Internet users across the globe are expected to face internet disruption for the next 48 hours. According to Russia Today, the internet will be disrupted for users as key domain servers undergo routine maintenance.

The report from the Russian news organization claims that Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing for maintenance work of domain servers and related network infrastructure. ICANN is planning to change cryptographic key during this maintenance work, which will result in downtime in internet activity across the globe. The planned maintenance set to be undertaken by ICANN will help protect the Domain Name System (DNS), which acts as internet’s very own address book.

Experts are already claiming the change in cryptographic key will help prove as a necessary step for internet protection. This move will help prevent cyber attacks aimed at the DNS systems in the future. The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said this internet shutdown across the globe is necessary to ensure a secure, stable and resilient DNS system.

“To further clarify, some internet users might be affected if their network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for this change. However, this impact can be avoided by enabling the appropriate system security extensions,” it added.

If you have been planning to unwind or disconnect from internet for sometime then here is a great opportunity to do, with a fact that internet might be down for maintenance. It isPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Perhaps he was involuntarily committed for a while. /shillcen/ suffers from Schizotypal Personality Disorder, and while that doesn't normally require commitment, his particular paranoid delusions tend to take the form of violent political fantasies, so I wouldn't be surprised if he threatened a politician or something and wound up in the loony bin.



<outragefaggotry: the OP


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All lainfags should follow her example


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I seriously hope no one here is using an (((ICANN))) DNS

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>relying on streaming services instead of having all of your music on your drive

Find out what bandcamp-dl is and then learn to use it


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>communism is the state



Gonna use this image for political shitflinging on /v/, thanks boss!!



>feeling superior for going out of the way to download 128k webrips


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Please remember to report all blasphemous websites you come across IMMEDIATELY!





>report YouTube

>YouTube is down

Really makes you- Allahu akbar! Behead those who insult Islam!

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