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/tech/ meta Anonymous Board owner 04/09/2020 (Thu) 21:58:50 No.2493 [Reply]
Talk about quality, rules, OCs and board events here. Required readings: http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm Current event(s): >Suggest a thread to pin for April >Suggest posts for newfags to lurk
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The Sticky Anonymous 08/21/2019 (Wed) 12:37:09 No.4 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/ THE RULES: 1. Please spoiler all porn and gore 2. Talk about something actually related to /tech/nology 3. Have fun! Required reading http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm Beginner Info If you would like to try out GNU/Linux because of https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html, you can do one of the following: 0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (preferably using KVM or Oracle VirtualBox for newfriends). 1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything (keep in mind that the performance of live distros might be very different than from distro that was booted from your HDD, as most distros are loaded in RAM and don't include the proprietary drivers for NVIDIA GPUs or up-to-date Mesa libraries in their isos). 2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows (make sure to install Windows first, as it can "replace" GRUB or other UNIX bootloaders, and troubleshooting of Windows replacing your bootloader of choice might be painful for people that just started learning about the Linux kernel) 3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html). Resources:

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Arch Linux Eliteism Anonymous 12/31/2019 (Tue) 23:30:03 No.1221 [Reply]
Does anyone know why the Arch community is eliteist? Out of all communities, they are the most eletist and toxic, even gentoo isn't that bad, despite similarities.
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Install Gentoo
>>1221 >the Arch community is eliteist? proofs and we can have a discussion until then hide and sage
As a member of said toxic eliteist community, I can confidantly say that it is the package manager and the install process. God I fucking love pacman
>>1221 There is a flaw to Linux altogether and that is that it never really adopted a "plug and play" mindset for the user experience and that its very much a "read the handbook to learn how it works" OS. And because of this there is the common mistake in teaching Linux of making people belief that using Linux is just like switching from an IPhone to an Android phone and that all they is just the right distro and they are good to go just like on a Windows machine. Linux requires a learning period and a willingness to learn it before it can be used as a substitute for Windows or MacOS. Conveying that to people is more important than what distro they try out first. On top of that I think a good beginner book for Linux is mandatory as searching the Internet for answers to questions can suck ass and in some cases Internet isn't always accessible when installing a new system, especially for people who have just one computer.
>>3045 I'm not a huge faggot when it comes to operating systems, but I really love gentoo. Portage is so fucking nice, USE flags are the best idea any package manager has ever implemented. I hope CPU power continues to increase enough to the point that normal machines can compile software without perceptible delays, though even on my 8 year old laptop compilation isn't that bad unless it's some bloated piece of shit garbage software like firefox.

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/tech/ support Anonymous 05/12/2020 (Tue) 14:07:38 No.2826 [Reply]
Old thread is bumplocked. Lets have another "Questions That Don't Deserve their own thread" thread.
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>>2949 >readline Maybe try something like blessed-contrib Anon? https://github.com/yaronn/blessed-contrib
Author of >>2267 here. After around 2 and a half months I finally discovered what appears to be the solution to the problem; it was to switch from SNA to UXA acceleration. Intel graphics are ultra gay.
Anyone know a free (or very cheap) source of long-lasting residential proxies? I've been using ones from proxyscrape.com, but too many of them are dead / hit captchas when I try them, or soon after. Speed and privacy are nice but not required for this one.
Its been years that I kept up with any /tech/ stuff and now I am looking into buying an old laptop to play around with some older stuff. I remember darkly that some year ago it came out that certain Intel CPUs of a certain generation a flaw/were compromised and mashines with them shouldn't be brought. Which Intel CPUs are effected and what is the problem? Which old Intel CPUs are safe to buy?
>>3052 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Management_Engine "The Intel Management Engine (ME), also known as the Intel Manageability Engine,[1][2] is an autonomous subsystem that has been incorporated in virtually all of Intel's processor chipsets since 2008." This is all I know.

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DolphinBot SaaS Anonymous 09/05/2020 (Sat) 04:19:00 No.3051 [Reply]
Say no to old and crap bots. Come home to dolphinbot. https://bots.blackdolphin.world Built on a scalable infrastructure, dolphinbot SaaS is designed to make the end user experience painless. Control your bot's status and mods right from a web GUI.

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/hsg/ Anonymous 09/13/2019 (Fri) 13:13:12 No.103 [Reply]
Post your servers, what you're working on, or what you plan on buying
or post anything, don't let this board get any more dead then it is
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>>103 2006-8 era desktop with new HDDs, FreeBSD and ZFS pools as a backup server, though I'm still a noob with it ;)
>>2567 Keep in mind that if you do use it you're going to want to turn caching WAAAAAAAAAY the fuck down unless you're hosting a sever that needs to retrieve files quickly (like an ftp server). I don't know if this is unique to devuan or not (unlikely) but the caching is extremely aggressive. In 3 days I was already switching over to swap even though 90% of my 32GB of memory was only in cache and not being used at all. Since I turned it down my rig is slower but it is MUCH more stable. If you're moving from ASCII to Beowulf, keep in mind a metric asston of shit changed for virtually every program and there is a lot of new stuff you're going to have to get used to.
>>3022 I haven't encountered any problems like this with ASCII but I also have like 300GB of RAM
>>3037 I never had a problem on ASCII either. Seems to be beowulf specific. Someone really needs to audit their code because systemctl is a thing in beowulf now and, while I haven't looked into it, that gives me much cause for concern.
I take back everything good I said about Devuan

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Controller Issues Anonymous 08/29/2020 (Sat) 10:46:35 No.3047 [Reply]
I have recently bought an 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller after it had been shilled to hell and back and it was pretty comfortable to play with, but I'm getting some issues with diagonal inputs with the analog sticks. More specifically, according to Windows 7 patented controller settings screen, I can't seem to get the cross in any of the four corners, no matter how hard I try or what settings I change using 8BitDo's software. Updated firmware doesn't seem to make a difference. More specifically, I'm having trouble when playing with emulated games that use wide and angled movements, think Crash Team Racing. I can play it no problem but it won't turn all the way left or right in tight corners for some reasons. Is there a way to achieve that sweet corner movement, or is my controller just defective? It's such a joke that a Linq cheap PS3 controller can do what a 40 dollarydoos controller can't.

Anonymous 08/08/2020 (Sat) 05:31:31 No.3032 [Reply]
I have a $800/$1000 budget. What would be a good general purpose laptop to get under that?
Would my dick be a suitable laptop for your tight pussyass, lad?
>>3032 Thinkpad x220 or Thinkpad x200
>>3032 Acer Nitros are the best value if you want one that can handle the latest games.

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Haskell general - see what other languages will introduce in 10 years Anonymous 09/14/2019 (Sat) 19:42:43 No.114 [Reply]
This thread is for make benefit glorious language of Haskell and functional programming in general. Discuss anything from newbie questions (what's a monad?) to advanced topics (what's a monad?) to category theory (what's a monad?) to your real-life haskell projects (>implying haskell is used outside academia) to what language features should be included in GHC9 to which IDE is best.

The hottest opinions: https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pulls?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Apr+no%3Alabel

Haskell for starters: http://learnyouahaskell.com/introduction#what-you-need
Hoogle: https://www.stackage.org/
Introduction to lenses: https://www.schoolofhaskell.com/school/to-infinity-and-beyond/pick-of-the-week/a-little-lens-starter-tutorial

If you're past the Hello World phase, I highly recommend using stack to sandbox projects https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/README/#quick-start-guide and install HIE for IDE integration (e.g. VS Code) https://github.com/haskell/haskell-ide-engine#user-content-installation . Where Hoogle beats any other form of documentation, HIE beats any autocomplete and checker, simply because Haskell has such a rich type system and GHC has features like typed holes.

Honorable mention to http://www.purescript.org/ for being basically Haskell but without a lot of legacy garbage and with row types. A huge downside is that it's not lazy.
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>>3023 You can do an old AoC, although AoC is very much aimed at imperative languages. Other than that try project euler and kattis.
>>3025 >kattis Exactly what I was looking for, thanks m8.
if i learn haskell can i get a job and make 3 gorillion dollars a year?
>>3039 No, but you may be able to use it to virtue-signal your way into a position of temporary power in the coming pozfest during the coming collapse of the West. Elephant language is popular in academia (especially with a certain type of professor) after all. If you want gorillions then learn C++.
>>3039 If you have to ask it's a no. Most people who have learned Haskell out of interest enjoy a well-paid and satisfying job. And by learned I mean knowing how to build a useful program, not just knowing hello world, list comprehensions or >hurr durr monads are burritos. But don't despair, even if you only want to learn it to make 9 bajillion dollars, learning Haskell will help you become a better programmer by presenting you with approaches and abstractions that you could never imagine and can be applied in other languages too. And better programmers earn more.

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