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Help save RMS and Free Software Anonymous 11/02/2019 (Sat) 06:11:07 No.589 [Reply]
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threres a new fad game out, ai dungeon. its run on google servers so im not gonna touch it, but its a text based game where the AI is telling the story. i hear its popular on cuck/v/, and guess what they did with it? the AI learns from inputs and they turned it into a porn text adventure. "trollish" obscenity, very uncreative.
Where is the god damn source code then? we can actually use it to resurrect Tay if the code exists, like necromancy... technomancy.
I dunno. You can download an offline version of the ai, but its very resource heavy
It's correct, go read on his blog spooge drinker, its all there

But it's not

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Old /tech/ thread Anonymous 10/12/2019 (Sat) 05:06:34 No.450 [Reply]
Finally got that mac mini hdd issue sorted, so might as well make this thread. Any recommendations for osx 10.4 software? Anything I had on there is pretty much gone now.
I was stuck with an old G4 PPC a decade back and a lot of people switched over to Ubuntu because of the lack of updates to software and to 10.4 in the PPC Mac world.

You already know about the TenFourFox browser that tries to keep an updated version of Firefox working on that platform, I'd take a look at what the people using and developing that have to recommend.
If I had a Mac like that I'd probably run OS 9 on it. Mac OS 7-9 had a charme nothing can compare to. I'm not sure if there is any browser that really supports current websites on OS 9. If someone knows a good browser I may try it out in an emulator, sadly I don't have a real oldworld Mac anymore.
That'd work if it wasn't for the borked PPC radeon drivers. Both I and that anon from the 8chan retro threads have had crash issues that only go away when switching to framebuffer/software mode.
Unfortunately OS 9 isn't really an option on that machine. It may be able to run things through the classic environment- but I have an iMac G3 for that.

As for browsers, classilla appears to be the best option that Mac OS 9 has.
>Old /tech/ thread
>OP unaware of entire board made for this

Artificial neurons developed Anonymous 12/06/2019 (Fri) 12:48:32 No.987 [Reply]
Scientists from the University of Bath report the creation of artificial neurons that reproduce the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor chips.


I'm hyped, imagine the possibilities, looks like i won't have to die from Alzheimer's disease after all, by the time i'll become senile these chips might be powerful enough for healthy people to use them to enhance themselves. Imagine having a second brain inside your brain, or better yet a cluster of these chips so that you don't lose a big chunk of consciousness if/when a chip brakes.
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I think you're right anon. Also, that scenario sounds a lot like the Biblical prophecy of the one world government and not being able to buy or sell without a special mark to me tbh.
>slippery slope the biblical prophecy
Pretty much; been predicting this for years. It might be 50 years between convenience and requirement but it will happen once they get their mitts on the tech. Also funny how correct the Bible tends to be on a lot of other stuff like jews being evil.
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>foreseeable future
>In 2050 deux ex tier badthink monitoring will be installed in mandatory, from birth, neuron chips where Israeli tech companies/ZOG will zap your brain when bad goy wrongthink is autodetected and turns you into a vegetable

>the future you chose
That's right, but we will have to manufacture and implant our kids with the good "Jesus chips" so our kids can compete with the evil jews who have enhanced themselves with brain chips to jew even harder.

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==WHY DOES IT ALWAYS DO THIS TO ME!?== Anonymous 09/01/2019 (Sun) 09:33:30 No.60 [Reply]
>fuck around with Ram because one died and jesus itself on the 3rd day
>boot manager missing
<check the fucking cables
<one disconnected
<connect it
>boot manager still missing
<go in boot
>secondary HDD as primary boot device
<lose shit because it's not
<switch back to SSD everywhere
>Boot Manager still missing
<know for certain it's on SSD because it was a solo drive install
<put all disks in boot sequence
>pc turns on
This fucking thing was moved on one of the other drives. AGAIN!
Why does it do this me?
Why does it always move the fucking boot to another drive without my say so?
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elementary OS 5.1 'Hera' Linux distro is here Anonymous 12/04/2019 (Wed) 22:59:38 No.950 [Reply]
By Brian Fagioli

>elementary OS has long been viewed by many as the future of Linux on the PC thanks to its beautiful desktop environment and overall polished experience. Development of the Ubuntu-based operating system has been frustratingly slow, however. This shouldn't be surprising, really, as the team of developers is rather small, and its resources are likely much less than those of larger distributions such as the IBM-backed Fedora or Canonical's Ubuntu. And that is what makes elementary OS so remarkable -- its developers can make magic on a smaller budget.

>Today, the latest version of the operating system is released. Code-named "Hera," elementary OS 5.1 is now available for download. Support for Flatpak is now baked in — this is significant, as the developers explain it is “the first non-deb packaging format we've supported out of the box.” The Linux kernel now sits at a very modern 5.0. One of the most important aspects of elementary OS, the AppCenter, is now an insane 10 times faster than its predecessor. Wow.

>"elementary OS 5.1 Hera takes the same foundation as Juno -- utilizing the same underlying repositories and libraries—but builds on it with a refined experience. It is the culmination of our work over the past year packaged up into one cohesive update. As such, the 5.1 number represents that it’s a major update, but not an entirely new version (which usually come around every two years). It’s still significant enough, however, to deserve its own name and identity," says Cassidy James Blaede, Co-founder and CXO, elementary.

>Blaede further says, "The newly redesigned login and lockscreen greeter looks sharper, works better, and fixes many reported issues with the previous greeter including focus issues, HiDPI issues, and better localization. The new design in Hera was in response to user feedback from Juno, and enables some nice new features. It now always shows usernames for all users, shows users’ backgrounds as cards so you can more easily find users who maybe haven’t set differentiating avatars, notifies when Caps or Num Lock are on, and makes “Log In as Guest” more distinct when it’s enabled."

Apps are also a big focus of elementary and Blaede shares improvements below.

Calendar received a major redesign that is brighter, cleaner, and more usable -- plus we've improved support for recurring events.
Camera is now faster and compatible with many more webcam models.
Photos has new checkerboard-backed translucent image previews and improved dialogs throughout the app.
Music is greatly improved with more discoverable keyboard shortcuts, better performance, more reliability, and a fresh new orange accent color.
Videos supports auto-queuing the next episode, plus improvements to keyboard navigation and audio track titles.
Files is one of the first to support the new cross-desktop CloudProviders API which currently integrates with NextCloud.
Code has more discoverable keyboard shortcuts and greatly expanded git integration.
Terminal has better-exposed keyboard shortcuts and improved contrast.

>Overall, the number of changes and improvements found in elementary OS 5.1 'Hera' is overwhelming -- I highly recommend reading the official announcement here for all the details. Quite frankly, it extremely impressive to see what the developers have accomplished in Hera. Make no mistake, even though this is technically a point release, the move from 5.0 to 5.1 is substantial. If you want to download it for yourself, you can get it here.


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quantum supremacy Anonymous 10/23/2019 (Wed) 17:57:41 No.525 [Reply]
How long until this /tech/ starts showing up in PC's?
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Thanks for sharing.

>looking batshit insane
Vegans are batshit insane.
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>because youtube was censoring her videos
She is the most misunderstood shooter. In reality she has the greatest manifesto.

"It's funny that youtube does not even restrict Nicki Minaj's booties, Miley Cyrus' twerks, sexuality focused clips but my sport videos."
She has a 90s aesthetic for a 30s ideology lol.
Can you post that manifesto?

The Linux Foundation bans someone from wearing a maga hat 3 years ago LF bans over years old post 11/11/2019 (Mon) 05:27:02 No.687 [Reply]
TL;DR Social justice people banned random guy 0357209 from a linux conference because he was wearing a maga hat 3 years ago.

I wanted to migrate on the hurd in the future but since the GUIX letter to ban RMS from the GNU project and that one of the three people working on it signed it I'm kinda disturbed.

Is there still a tech place that isn't infected with malicious niceness ?
OpenBSD. Theo is too autistic to be fake nice.

Best little programs in town Anonymous 10/11/2019 (Fri) 02:01:31 No.447 [Reply]
What are some programs that you use regularly yet never see hype surrounding them?

Here are some of mine:
arandr - intuitive gui version of the randr screen resolution configuration tool that just werks
redshift - saves my eyes regularly
torify - run anuthing through tor with very little effort
>the plethora of shells being introduced like gash, oil, etc.

arandr is almost good but for whatever reason you can't set the actual framerate and it defaults straight to 60. A bit annoying still useful if you're opening a video game fugging up your resolution
xkeysnail: You can use to configure shortcuts/remaps, easy to setup and works flawlessly.
Not just refresh, you can't set custom modes AT ALL, refresh OR resolution. That means if your driver or your monitor's EDID only lists crippled modes, you are screwed.

Furthermore, there are no other GUIs on *N*X that allow custom modes in the simple way that SwitchRes on Macs and PowerStrip or CRU on Windows.

Even if you're willing to fumble with CLI frontends like xrandr, all of the documentation is completely outdated and incomplete, e.g.:

What have you been doing? Anonymous 10/29/2019 (Tue) 17:29:48 No.573 [Reply]
I've been trying out Vulkan, even though my GPU does not support it.

What did I learn?
1. I found out that apparently the Vulkan loader shits itself if the executable that calls it exports the same symbols as Vulkan. libGL does not do this.
2. I learnt that my executables actually have bunch of symbols in .dynsym. It seems GCC/Clang likes to put global symbols into .dynsym if the executable links to a shared library that exports those symbols. I wish it didn't do that. I solved the problem by renaming the affected variables.

Once again I was bitten in my ass due to linkers being wonky. This problem would not have occurred had the linker worked differently. If nothing would be imported/exported without explicit user direction, I don't think linking problems would be so annoying or common.

Is there any reason (other than Unix autism) why image files do not specify the library from which a symbol is loaded? It sounds retarded to have some kind of load priority, when one could just specify the library manually.

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Buying, selling, exchanging funds Anonymous 10/24/2019 (Thu) 05:45:26 No.534 [Reply]
What are some truly anonymous ways of transferring funds? Crypto currency generally all seems like a massive scam and not even truly anonymous. Is the closest you can get the postal service? The problem with that is you can't receive funds anonymously that way, only send them. I don't think I can reasonably come up with a method of being paid for services anonymously. Even if you open up a PO box in a fake name or something the glow niggers now have a physical location they can monitor for you. Anyone have ideas on how to overcome this?
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Whatever the correct solution turns out to be for you anon, I'd lay odds it will involve blockchain in one form or fashion.
There's always the classic gold smuggling route. Back in the days of e-gold you could transfer wealth anonymously with no problems, all it took was sending in an international money order with a piece of paper with your account number. No ID required to send or receive, not sure how the receiving part worked as I never tried that.

The authorities in the US shut that down but it was a long drawn out legal struggle that redefined what a 'money transmitter' was, the site was around since 1996 and usable up to 2009.

It's still a very popular method but it's done in person by criminal syndicates nowadays. The golden days of your average joe being able to send tens of thousands of dollars around the world anonymously in a few hours are long gone.
>your average joe being able to send tens of thousands of dollars
I should have said send and receive. As the OP points out the problem is cashing out.
Mule setup, have someone you can trust to hold and spend funds for you. Problem is you're going to lose a lot from exchanges and paying cuts.
2 of 2 multi sig wallet can help with that but once the funds are transfered into physical cash, trust is needed.

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