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We talk all the time about our preferred operating systems, programs, and window managers, but how do you think software affects people beyond productivity? Can an operating system push people towards creativity or make them lazy? Can chat protocols or different kinds of message boards shape how people think and act? Does using a window manager or the raw virtual console benefit you as a person more than suffering through Gnome Shell? Or are all our software choices just personal tastes that don't affect anything?
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I learned internet debates are a waste of precious time long ago. I’m here to speak to a discerning audience, my points continue to stand without further bolstering. Your opinions are shit and I fart in your general direction.
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>debate is a waste of time
Modern debate is both sides shit on each other until one gives up. When the goal of debate is to find flaws in other's speech instead of coming to a grand truth, it is useless. Real debate is more of a discussion, both sides find difference in their observation and open completely to changing their minds, with the goal of searching the truth.
Describing why you hold a certain view also allow self improvement, it makes one to consider deeply their beliefs and be more certain of it if no fault can be found.
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RETARD. As I have already stated, billions of dollars are spent on "nudge theory."
>there is no official nefarious conspiracy because so much of the giant tech systems are just proles following orders.
is false right on the face of it, i would be wasting my time to go further because you fail to do basic research or employ rudimentary critical thinking. take your booster and go to sleep.
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Hold you horse nigger, I don't have the same writing style.
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fair and you brought up reasonable points about the necessity of discussion while accurately pointing out the state of modern debate.

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Author of the Randonautica app confirmed on a Livestream that both his app and TikTok are using data they steal from user’s minds with hardware backdoors.

His naivety is thinking the military isn’t using this for terrorism.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn77LzVhous [38:50 – 42:59]
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I didn't elaborate enough. I agree with the reference in regards to the  OP.
Magical thinking is often schizophrenia, not based on reality.
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>Most people lack both internal monologe and internal visualization
Very flawed statement. All people are capable of dreaming and therefore internal monologue and vis. It's just that most people can't change their brainwaves at will which requires training. For instance, a martial artist's fighting stance is a way for them to calm their nerves and enter the zone, reminding them of their training - which they have memorized by heart.

This imagination isn't limited to dreaming, you can put someone into a daydream state. Let's put on the special incense to calm your nerves down and put you into such state, there you go, now you have it. What if someone blows you the Devil's Breath while on vacation? Now for sure you WILL develop your very own realistic imagination, visuals, voices while awake.

With that said, there is really no "NPC" meme. Maybe if you're crippled by birth or lack chromosomes it would prove to be difficult (or even the opposite!).

>huerstic for consciousness
Another thing you're dead wrong about. Consciousness is constantly manipulated by the subconscious. When you go live in the woods you will dream of being chased by a predator this is due to your brains survival "patch" work, your subconscious will now be implanted with such thought of danger  forcing you to be more extremely careful in the woods but what happens if the billion dollar Ad industry also have thoroughly researched on this and even uses techniques far beyond the average one's comprehension? Let's not even forget about intelligence agencies that abuse subliminal programming and psychology operations in the daily. Even military use psychological warfare (over internet or cyberspace, aka cyber warfare), you can read and download their academic papers if you don't believe me.

Most of consciousness is pretty much hijacked BUT there is one problem to "them". This was the imageboards. Imageboards are free from such idiosyncrasies caused by intruders let alone these narcissists >>6019 Anon talks about as they likely are the odd one out (namefags btfo). Imageboards is a free rein.
We are the hivemind immune to bullshit, it's like the complete opposite of a herd being manipulated, imageboard is where the free hivemind can olny exist in todays internet world (contrary to plebbit) and of which hivemind develops its own superintelligence, both the conscious and subconscious simply by shitposting, larping, and memeing, through words and the logos we retain what is important, passed on like memes. This is the TRUE consciousness. True Logos. Just like the when the prophets wrote the Bible which are passed on and protected.

Elon was absolutely right when he said picrel. Most people are manipulated by light, the LCD screens all people hold all day are part of their OWN consciousness. We are however different and obverse to such, we are the mind inside the LCD screen - the very reason why "they" are actively trying to subvert and attack imageboards especially also imageboards that are focused on the paranormal and occultism aspects.
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The NPC meme is absolutely real. Being able to enter into a dream state does not mean that you have the capacity for internal visualization or internal monologue in the waking state. I don't understand what you are even trying to say here. I do find it funny your argument includes a fucking Twitter screencap from grifter Musk who is arguably the closest match to the tribulation schizos definition of an anti-christ (a universally loved figure) who wants to put brain chips in people's skull.
Inner speech is a layer of thought on top of "cerebration". NPCs simply lack the inner voice.  People that think with words do both.
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>>6288 (checked)
First off, Bold claims bro, but there are too many prophets this day and age, far too many hands churning the waters of fate, spreading fearmongering and screaming hopes to their dire futures possibly-becoming reality.

Second. Centralized communication circles become corrupted shitheaps because the administration is either corrupted, replaced by, or has always been malicious actors. That's what happened to Reddit. Reddit just has the additional problem of the narcissist-dream of having a score to your posts. It's why the dead internet theory is a load of shit- it's not because of anything about bots, it's because people have patterns and search engines are tailored to an extremely-narrow pattern.

Third. ((( the usual suspects ))) may have billions of psych research on their side, but they make the mistake of thinking they're immune to their own tactics. Hell, their tactics at the end of the day, are based off of really old, tried-and-true manipulative-narcissist-parent bullshit that has existed since biblical times.

The whole "manipulated by light, and LCD screen," shit though, I somewhat agree with, just for different reasons. Nowadays popular media-outlets try to make people chase the "wiki walk" effect, and have tuned algorithms to try and keep people as distracted as possible for views, clicks and ad revenue. Same with mobile games, but that's mostly beca
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Finally, we have /tech/ back. I uploaded these right before Zchan kicked the bucket, let's see what the anons around here can make.
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This is how you do it.
apologies for the nigger
Nice work

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I am currently using Colemak CAWS. It is the best currently available keyboard layout for ANSI/ISO column staggered keyboards. If you're a split/ortholinear chad then DHm is enough.
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I only truly noticed the damage wanking and nosleep does when I started getting stuff done. I could easily notice that I was doing worse when cooming or tired.
Have you tried vim keybindings for code editing? I think it can be more important than raw typing time if you're already pretty fast on QWERTY.
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Yesterday I topped out at 22WPM, but I must have been averaging 17 or so. Today I'm consistently doing about 23WPM, and I just got 24 for the first time.
I also figured out how to fix the website's layout, forcing a monospace font was breaking it.
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I spent almost the entire weekend on my new layout and didn't bother to do typeracer,
Now I'm faster but my speed is all over the place. I also feel like typeracer is giving me harder texts.
Colemak confirmed


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What happened to the creator of mpv exactly? Why did he get kicked out from his own project? What lead up to the mpv creator getting kicked out?

I posted this thread on Lainchan earlier, but I didn't get to see any replies and then when I went to check back on it, it got deleted most likely because it was offtopic despite it relating to FOSS. There is no ban message.
Please do not del this thread, janny.
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That's not wm4, the real wm4 deleted his github account because he was fed up with dealing with javashitters from cuck/g/ and people from cancerous projects like GNOME who constantly harassed the project opening issues to create long threads arguing about stupid shit from XDG directories to requiring GNOME-only libraries. The one in the OP is an impersonator.
to get into FAGMAN
>I'll release it as closed source shareware
I'll top this, release the source code inside PNG's and make the cucks decrypt it to get the source code.
>I'm gettin real tired of this "preferred pronouns" bullshit.
My prefered pronouns are, he/il/hit/ler

Debate Me.
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I'll bite. Your pronouns should form a complete word, since they only use one at a time. For example, with he/il/hit/ler,
>He hates niggers
>Il jewdar is ticking
It is better to use complete words or sentences. I-hate-niggers/Faggot-killer's
>I-hate-niggers hates niggers
>Faggot-killer's jewdar is ticking

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Something I've noticed with the failure of art teaching in schools is something that parallels with the failure of teaching programming in schools: Lack of structure.

When I say 'structure' I mean the teaching of craftwork that can be used as baselines to make things solid, sound and good. pic related is one of 25 pages dedicated to guidelines and overall structure of drawing figures. Anyone can draw or make art, but everyone knows the difference between good and bad art- except for idiots, that is. 

What I'd like to know, is how this can be paralleled to it's programming equivalent. I hear from programmers about how important math is- and I agree, but my problem with that, is that math's emphasis feels like it's either for magus-tier programming, or is so basic that it immediately fades into the background. Because of this, I feel like I've learned all I can at this stage but nobody knows anything on the level up except for pros who want peers rather than students.

I've heard "just do it" or "practice dude" but here's the thing: practice doesn't make perfect, it makes permanent. Trying to undo the damage of bad habits is effort on top of learning things the right way, the only saving grace is that is gets easier as you do it more. 

In conclusion, what is good programming structure? How can use it to be a better programmer and actually feel more than a just like a permanewb?
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>How To Design Programs
https://htdp.org is a bit like mini SICP. It uses a Racket subset.

>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
If you choose to use Racket, either set the language to R5RS or get the SICP language (https://pkgs.racket-lang.org/package/sicp).
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I don't even know what words to use to describe it, but there's a certain mindset that is required before a person can ever utter something of worth, and the architect anecdote that your link starts off with proves the writers have the right mindset.

I'll read it, thanks anon.
guile worked perfectlu for SICp for me.
A friend who used racket had to create his own versions of certain function, in order to run certain programs.
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>A friend who used racket had to create his own versions of certain function, in order to run certain programs.
AFAIK, you don't have to do that if you use the SICP language (#lang sicp)
>>574 (OP) 
> I've heard "just do it" or "practice dude" but here's the thing: practice doesn't make perfect, it makes permanent. Trying to undo the damage of bad habits is effort on top of learning things the right way, the only saving grace is that is gets easier as you do it more. 
Alas, it’s not a failure, it’s the entire point. See also: semi-literacy training (teaching to read a letter based alphabet not letter by letter and/or with artificial interruptions). This produces all those TL/DRs who cannot read anything longer than a slogan. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

By now, it’s not even intentional, just intrinsic: everyone in educrap is a less-than-bright schizoid trained at parroting  the previous iteration of garbage and unable to do anything else. Garbage In, Garbage Out, in a feedback loop.
The thing with schizoids is that after some point they have trouble understanding “structure” at all. Thus everything gradually turns into Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge grade nonsense.

> In conclusion, what is good programming structure? 
Just like with everything: whatever fits the practical usage. Obviously, there are several approaches. And lots of bad practices. But even a bad practice beats a good air castle.

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Post about /tech/nological cancer that you've dealt with in the past.
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Scroll down to the "continue" buttons, free accounts are only for contributing to existing projects, anything more and you need to pay or contribute to the sr.ht source.
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user like >>5503
hardened linux
terminal emulators
C (and java, because it's based on it)
LICENSE in open source projects
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>using cancer
What is not cancer? Nearly everything is based on C. Posting here takes thousands lines of C.
What is the alternative?
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Don't reply to bait, dumbass.
>>5492 (OP) 
Computers, those are cancer. I had to deal with computers. Still have to do that today and still hate it. There is no good software, it is all terrible, and I have used all of it so I know that from experience.

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Solution for the ads spammer.
I need ideas for a name for permission isolation later on.
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Hey, BO! You should perhaps set up a /tech/ bunker at fatchan?
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>Link related https://fatchan.org/tech/thread/2.html#24
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I will consider it. Any reason fatchan specifically and why do we need a bunker?
I relief my maid of board watching duties, as boards configs are working now.She should tend to me and me alone.
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> Any reason fatchan specifically
It has the same software and it doesn't have many other boards.

>and why do we need a bunker?
I thought just in case.

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I've had taken a break form programming since mid 2020. Lost overall interest and such. But now it's quite hard to get back at it and get any motivation, especially having learnt how shitty the job market for programmers really is. 

So my question, is it even worth getting back at this? I liked it as a hobby but I don't want to be a code monkey in the future. Would I be better off becoming a teacher or studying medicine?

Please let me know.
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You can still code as a hobby on your own time.
Related question, how do you find the energy and motivation to work on your project with a 9-5 code monkey job? I am just too tired to do anything, but I want to work on my shit.
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Drugs or working out
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My body is weird, I gets mini heart attacks with just a small cup of coffee. I probably will die if I take drugs. How can you work out when you are tired as fuck?
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Just force yourself and the energy will come. It sounds like bullshit but that's how your body works.

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What's the simplest way to work with Linux sound? If I install Gentoo or something, presuming I have X and a WM up and running but no sound, what's the simplest way to get desktop-quality audio?
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Yes, I did.
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What program? All of mine works.
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https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pulseeffects-legacy/ and pavucontrol.
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Of course those won't work. apulse only works with basic audio output while pretending to be pulse. Both software you listed interacts with an actual pulse audio server.
Do you really need per program volume control? If not, alsamixer. Otherwise you can give this a try: https://alsa-devel.alsa-project.narkive.com/jH4DT3mN/patch-per-application-volume-control-plugin-for-alsa
Use the fifo plugin and set up ffmpeg filter chain, outputs to raw hw. You should nice it realtime.
Surely, it's locked to 48000 despite having an option to set it to 0 (auto for hi quality dacs) and 44100 minimum clock (sample rate). What it does is it upscales anything from 44100 to 48000 even the 44100 I suspect is basically 44100->48000->44100 and as we know it's not a clean conversion especially with a natively low quality resampler method and worse, I suspect it does it twice to cheat out 44100 or maybe even an 88200 output may actually be 88200->48000->88200 (double dirty).

When I hardset it to 44100 I get very distorted sound from my music player, and it doesn't even play well with other plugins like pitch/tempo and cause severe distortion maybe because it becomes 32bit float idk.

I tried using their native "pipewire custom/house resampler" in the terminal and confirmed it is suboptimal.
I can convert music using sox and other resamplers out there and it's quite fast, pipewire's house resampler has issues when I set clock to 44100 even with a sweep tone, there are severe distortion or noises when viewed in spectogram/sound viewer.
Either there's a problem with their maths or 44100 is illegal or problematic (44100->48000->44100 double dirty resampling) with their customized resampler.
What was the point of customizing a resampler, it has worse latency and higher cpu time than existing and perfectly fine resamplers we have already and also about 200% slower than sox-vhq. Wou
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