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On Refactoring Anonymous 04/27/2020 (Mon) 20:30:10 No.2727 [Reply]
Does anyone have some good literature or resources on good practices for refactoring languages and creating wrappers and the like? I'd be interested in working on projects like that, now that I'm on forced leave.
>>2727 I'd suggest you investigate TDD Anon. Refactoring is fundamental to that paradigm.

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E-readers/e-ink devices Anonymous 12/18/2019 (Wed) 08:08:40 No.1120 [Reply]
Does anyone have insight into e-readers? It seems like the new Kindle Paperwhite's are the best for your money considering they're water proof. Can I use them without ever connecting them to the internet? Unfortunately all the ebay listings are for older models that suck dick and are barely going for under retail price so it's looking like I'm going to have to give amazon my dosh. Apparently the water proof ones have cellular capabilities, is this a security threat? Is there a "thinkpad" of e-readers that I've somehow missed? The only compelling alternative I've seen are the Nook Glowlight models, but they aren't waterproof.
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>all modern ereaders have removed or heavilg gimped the addition of sd readers FUCK
>>2586 They want you to buy shit from their store. e-readers suck and e-ink is totally overpriced. >muh white is too bright, the book's background is making my eyes hurt because of sooooooooo much light Just set your colours to white on black. There you go. Now read. Niggers just want to sell you unnecessary shit.
>>2679 >reading entire books with white on black Enjoy your eye cancer, nigger.
>>2715 >has no arguments
>>2724 >nigger doesn't know eye strain is a well researched topic

8/tech/ is BACK Anonymous 04/20/2020 (Mon) 01:51:33 No.2628 [Reply]
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>>2670 >lolis are banned old news
>>2672 >doesn't know how to just capture full pages in png format omitting the reliance of external free service that's not imageboard NEGRO
>>2688 On what imageboard will you repost a fullcap if there's no imageboard to post on?
only absolute brainlets dwindle on posts of the past, it's better to go where there are fresh posts then swim in stale old posts. I will never understand the obsession of staying with boomerchan just because it has stale bread, especially when there are better alternatives. You don't need post history to make new posts.>>2690
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>>2659 who are you quoting? the OP literally just redtexted to save posts or images, before /tech/ goes down again. we've never had the chance to do it before, as /tech/ wasn't resurrected with 8glow's "relaunch"

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QTDDTOT Anonymous 09/04/2019 (Wed) 19:39:45 No.66 [Reply] [Last]
In a desperate attempt to get this /tech/ board going, Lets have a "Questions That Don't Deserve their own thread" thread. I'll try to answer anything I can, and I'm sure there are other people here with more know-how than me, who can help as well. Conveniently, That leads to the first question: Does anyone here have any experience with the transmission-daemon? I've gotten everything set-up for my local server, but I'd like to move all of my currently running torrents to the daemon without adding each torrent file or magnet individually. Is there any way to do this? or a place where currently running torrents are stored?
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>buy new Thinkpad X220T, upgrading from X220 because i want to draw n shiet >take out mSATA SSD (boot) and HDD from X220 and transfer them to X220T >X220T sees both drives but can't boot off SSD >try resetting MBR, BCD, nothing works I am at a complete loss, wtf am I doing wrong?
>>2809 Can you swap where they're connected internally? Have you messed around in the BIOS to see if they're listed separately?
>>2809 >Format the new drive >Install whatever it is you're running >connect the old drive once you know everything works >profit
How do I h.264 video decoding in Cemu on Wine? Cemuhook doesn't werk anymore in recent versions and enabling DXVA2-over-VAAPI in Staging fails with libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null) even though mpv has no issues decoding h.264 video with hwdec=vaapi.
>>2798 tbh, I would just buy a calculator that has a Zilog Z80 (make sure to get one that can be programmed in asm! IIRC, TI-83+ can be used, for example) OR start developing software for GameBoy (or GB/C) Here are a few pointers: Pokemon Crystal disassembly: https://github.com/pret/pokecrystal GameBoy Assembler/Linker: https://github.com/rednex/rgbds/ (unofficial) GameBoy Docs: https://gbdev.io/pandocs/ and: https://gbdev.gg8.se/wiki/articles/Main_Page Also, this page has comparisons of emulator accuracy: https://gbdev.gg8.se/wiki/articles/Test_ROMs#Emulators_running_on_desktop_computers

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IRL Opsec Anonymous 11/15/2019 (Fri) 06:17:59 No.728 [Reply]
With the glow niggers covering the globe with camera's capable of facial recognition, I'd like a thread dedicated to avoiding detection from these devices. I was reading about certain shirts with patterns on them that confuse AI for starters, but I can't find much information on it. Also I've never been one to wear hats or glasses, but I'm considering getting a pair to avoid facial recognition. Does this work and is it good opsec? Any other IRL related tech opsec discussion is welcome.
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You literally can't escape facial recognition at 2020, it is simply impossible.
>>2490 >t. gaslight glowstick
How do you avoid being tracked from camera to camera? There are so many cameras that you can just follow someone until you see where they live.
>>2471 Some people have gotten pretty creative with their homemade PPE, I'm pretty sure I saw a luchador at the grocery store yesterday.
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>>2629 > I fucked up my sage just end me

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Urbit Anonymous 04/10/2020 (Fri) 18:04:51 No.2529 [Reply]
What do you think of Urbit? Is it just another hipster P2P/decentralization meme project? Moldbug wouldn't waste his time on that would he? Does anyone have one? What have you done with it?
>>2529 Before you do your data mining, why don't you state your opinion first?
Whatever it is, you need it accessible from a web-browser so you can bypass walled gardens for all devices and get plebs to use it. If every smart device that exists can run the service, then whatever you're doing becomes a needle in a haystack of needles.
Everything you could do with Urbit you already can do with other more reliable and better documented tech. Also the "consistent identity" crap together with the anti-democracy stuff their investors are spewing makes me feel uneasy.
Completely niggerlicious lolbertarian autism.

Pale Meme: the new alt-right symbol? Anonymous 04/04/2020 (Sat) 21:02:02 No.2387 [Reply]
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>>2528 Last time i used qute was a long time ago. I thought this would've been a fork, didn't think qute had plugins...
Meanwhile https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/09/mozilla-installs-scheduled-telemetry-task-on-windows-with-firefox-75/
>>2544 >you should use furryfox because firefox is also shit >don't talk about the fact that we disable add-ons we don't like Why would I want a furry deciding what software I can use when I don't even trust the trannys he gets his code from? >>2540 >using a GUI Give me one reason why I should switch from Vimb you can't
>>2545 tree style tabs
>pale meme is alt-right now Man, shitlibs must be running out of things to scare themselves with.

IT IS HAPPENING Anonymous 04/12/2020 (Sun) 05:11:55 No.2547 [Reply]
openbsd.org is down wikipedia is down but en.wikipedia.org is up search anything and it will timeout joke aside, anyone know what is going on?
Easter weekend downtime/maintenance? People are on vacation or fixing things?
3 days of darkness...

Automation AI revolution is here Anonymous 03/15/2020 (Sun) 04:04:30 No.2047 [Reply]
>Virus spreading rapidly killing people >China has been running their factories for weeks while their population is locked in their apartments They're killing us off and replacing us with robots aren't they?
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>>2118 >robotics salaries crater >slaves still defend global capital m-maybe my kids will be oligarchs *cough*
>>2055 >so the CCP can then make a power consumption GDP chart that shows China growing larger. <all of it is just empty boasting Are the chinks capable of anything of any substance?
>>2183 it will obviously be the other way around, actually.
Honestly, as a neet, i welcome our new automation overlords.

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Everything is Dead Anonymous 09/10/2019 (Tue) 17:44:01 No.80 [Reply]
>8ch goes down
>cuckchan /g/ is shit
>/tech/ irc is dead
Where else is there left?
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>>2439 Mark are you still here?
>>2439 >could be prevented Only if Mark isn't such a pussy faggot and resisted.
>>2439 >migrate the board to 8cuck No
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>>2439 >please join the pig farm >the pig farm that's one step from the slaughterhouse

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