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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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Alternative OS thread Anonymous 10/19/2019 (Sat) 21:32:41 No.480 [Reply]
Personally, I believe that *BSD (minus FreeBSD) are the most realistic alternatives for Linux.
Pls don't start spamming "blackpills" or the "cuck license" bikeshed.

+ The default installation is very secure. OpenBSD has many interesting security features (pledge for example).
+ Competent developers who are committed to developing their OS
+ OpenBSD's sister projects like mandoc, OpenSSH and LibreSSl are cool
+ sndio sound server is comfy
+ Especially well-written man-pages and FAQs
+ Theo de Raadt is based
+/- Its developers and users expect you to at lest try to fix the problem yourself before they will help you. You get replies quickly on the mailing-lists. #openbsd @ Freenode is active.
+/- Doesn't have Bluetooth support anymore
+/- OpenBSD uses cvs

notes and resources
* https://www.openbsd.org/
* OpenBSD Journal: https://undeadly.org/
* Default package management: OpenBSD's ports and pkg_ tools. Currently has about 10578 packages in ports.
* The OpenBSD FAQ (the installation guide): https://www.openbsd.org/faq/index.html
* Simply put, you can use pkg_info -Q foobar to find a package and pkg_add foobar to install it
* If you want, you can install the standard Ganoo tools: pkg_add coreutils
* If you wish to run X11 (xenocara) you should also enable automatic starting of OpenBSD's DM (xenodm) during the installation
* The ability to run startx as regular user was re-added in 6.6 release, however, it is still recommended to use Xenodm as startx might pick the wrong driver in some cases, apparently
* You should install ALL file sets during the installation
* If you have (created) a (MBR or GPT) partition with OpenBSD's partition type (A6) then OpenBSD's installer will recognize it and ask whether you want to install to that partition.
* OpenBSD gaming resource: https://mrsatterly.com/openbsd_games.html
* Rundown of OpenBSD's security features: https://www.openbsd.org/security.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD_security_features
* You can install non-free firmware using the fw_update tool. Its man-page is self-explanatory.
* You can install patches with syspatch. Its man-page is self-explanatory.
* You can upgrade to the next release by using the sysupgrade utility, which was added in 6.5 patch no. 012. (N.B. Be sure to read the man-page as you probably want to use the -k option!) You can read more about this feature from its announcement email (https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&m=156577865917831)
* The binary packages are now also getting updates on the latest "stable" release! Currently, updates for binary packages are provided on AMD64, i386 and arm64/aarch64 platforms. Previously, your only options were to either build from source or use pkgsrc if you wanted newer packages.
* If you want to install pkgsrc on OpenBSD, make backups of the original pkg_add, pkg_delete, pkg_info and pkg_check binaries. (ProTip: use whereis command and cp) Or install pkgsrc into your home directory (use ./bootstrap --unprivileged)
* I got pkgsrc working on OpenBSD 6.3 on AMD64, by using the following command-line: ./bootstrap --compiler clang --unprivileged --prefer-pkgsrc=openssl
* When you are creating disk partitions, you can specify a partition's size in (for example) gigabytes, by appending G to the desired size (for example, 42G means 42 gigabytes). (see also, man 8 disklabel, man 8 fdisk and man 8 newfs)
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>>1303 >an anon said.. Heirloom tools
>>1460 I said on nanochan that cloudflare provides a mirror for OpenBSD on their CDN, but I was being overly paranoid. I can't remember anything else between the organisations except for the firefox and firefox-esr ports maintainer disabling DoH by default, which is non-standard for every other firefox package for other operating systems.
Tails for opsec. r8
Anyone used Debian kFreeBSD? I'm a Debian user interested in trying out a BSD so I figure that might be a good bridge, unless it's just a novelty and I'm better off going full BSD.
>>2510 or GNU/HURD for that matter

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