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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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>>9020
>have multiple frames of input lag that is almost always due to the engine, which is almost always UE4.
Is UE really that bad?
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>>9021
>>9020
I'd like to know if any /tech/nicians had worked with UE can attest to this. I worked with UE4 in the past, but I never got very far due to inexperience, the lack of meaningful tutorials that taught you how to use the damn engine, and just how confusing the entire process/system was.

I mean, I shouldn't expect it to work like gamemaker or construct, but damn, so many pieces to get shit working.
>>9017
Read it again, he specifically mentions Apple 2 and how they feel more responsive than any modern shits, even though their CPU have less transistors than modern keyboard. xD
And that's before even bringing in the lag of modern terminal emulators. It gets even more shitty than just the keyboard.

>>9020
I never played any modern games, so whatever. But still, reaction time in arcade systems can't have lag. Emulators of course are shit and keep getting shittier on their own, in addition to the shittiness introduced by modern hardware and OS.
>muh input lag
>no mention of Redditarch's runahead
It's one of the few good things the libretro trannies have put into their bloated nigger frontend, its AoT execution method may be a meme but it werks provided you have enough computer.
On that note, how much of a shitshow is MiSTer in regards to input lag when using actual system-appropriate input devices via SNAC?
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>>9083
I wouldn't buy the MISTer tbh. At that price I'd just get the real thing and be done with it. Either is pretty expensive right now, ever since the retro bubble happened (I guess youtube videos started this shit?) But since there's an economic meltdown coming, maybe I'll have opportunities to finally get some real 1980's gear. Been stacking silver bigly, so my savings will remain intact no matter how many banks go under.

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OpenRC Embraces The CoC

The OpenRC maintainer https://github.com/williamh, together with the user https://github.com/vapier (nicknamed vapier) discuss how to be handle their incoming megaqueer reports with the new pull request which is titled add CoC based on the Contributor Covenant project #453

The community manifests their disagreement, but the repository owners completely ignore it.

https://github.com/OpenRC/openrc/pull/453
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>>9034
>All the big ones do.
All the big OSes do*
>>9032
>Your incompetence
Oh, don't be idiotic now, there's a reason so many different init systems exist and why SysTemDicks became so popular in the first place. Difficulty in interfacing with and modifying poorly designed, archaic software with barely any documentation isn't "incompetence", and actually managing to work with it isn't competence either despite what so many autists believe about their abilities to make Linux eventually bend to their wills.
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>>9034
>It doesn't matter if you believe me or not
I fully believe that you tried to configure an init system without even knowing which one it was, failed and rage quit. It doesn't mean anything except that you're an idiot.
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>>9035
>Your incontinence
ftfy
>>9036
>I fully believe that you tried to configure an init system without even knowing which one it was
You're allowed to believe whatever you'd like, even if its braindead and entirely wrong. I've always selected Sysvinit when configuring Devuan. Its shitware and a relic of time, but guaranteed to work as the default. You potentially being better at using it than me, assuming you're not just an annoying troll, doesn't mean a thing for your intelligence or competence which is obviously lacking based on your posts in this thread. I wouldn't expect someone like you to understand though since you're probably the kind of person who gains a false sense of pride and accomplishment in dealing with the inane like so many others in Linux circles. How sad!
To end this point less arguing, I ( >>9024 )  think that sysvinit had to go but systemd is even worse (but for different reasons). Also, I want to clarify one thing. All *BSD operating systems use init, too. But instead of using SysVinit, they use BSD init (/etc/rc). That being said, almost no one says that sysvinit is better than BSD init (or better alternatives, like OpenRC, Runit, S6, dinit or GNU Shepherd). A problem with sysvinit is that's it's even messier than BSD init. But both are worse than something like Runit or OpenRC because they are slower (they don't start services in parallel) and they don't do any kind of service supervision.

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Title gives my conclusion from empirical events I witnessed and inside info. PSP runs on the same circuit, but isn't the backdoor per se, which has been around for much longer.

The same way AMD was able to change the crypto algorithms for the Zen chip they licensed to China, they can change how the CPU behaves at any system, even those already deployed. This can also be used to sabotage any program or computation, making BadBIOS vastly nastier than Stuxnet.

American military made a grave mistake to partner with the morons of the Brazilian military, who are letting knowledge of this spread like a fire (and misusing it for petty profit and inside jobs to justify a police state). Israel, UK and France also have access, but are much more professional.
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>>1509 (OP) 
>what is network monitoring and DPI?
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>>1537
They probably just rootkit the uefi-bios. Most uefi can boot to network, so they must have network libraries to read and decode packets. You're telling me the Fed CIA can't implant someone at one of the 3 companies that make motherboard software?
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*laughs in ARM Cortex-A7*
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>>8945
Isn't ARM has something similar like PSP or ME? They called it the TrustZone and I quite skeptical about what it does. Also, just few years ago ARM processor has some major outbreak of CVE related to side channel attack.
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>>8952
It's not equivalent to ME/PSP, which is why I bought an ARM system. :-)
Some ARM processors are vulnerable to Spectre class attacks, and others that exploit the speculative execution nature of the affected processors. Most newer ARM Cortex-A series are speculative, in fact, which is why I avoid them.  But Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A53 simply do linear fetch/decode/execute, without any kind of speculation.
That's not to say there can't be other CPU bugs, but I'm not aware of any major processor exploits for those two (A7 and A53) or older ones like ARM7 & ARM9 (but those ones are much less powerful).
And of course, other components can be attacked, like for example as Rowhammer does the DDR3/DDR4 memory. I thought about buying an old board Olimex sells that has non-vulnerable DDR2 memory, but it's a pretty big drop in performance from my 1 GHz dual core Cortex-A7 to that board's ARM926J clocked at 454 MHz, and since it only has 64 MB RAM the board can only run very old kernels specifically built for embedded Linux (and forget about OpenBSD, they just don't support it at all!)

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What is the final document format? Not text file (unformatted). I am asking for formatted text document, with tables and embedded images. What is the final solution?

Proposals:
-ODF (.odt)
-Rich Text Format (.rtf)
-HTML
-DOC (.doc)
-DOCX

Considerations:
-is the format simple, efficient, small?
-is it open source, free, or at least without patents or some other shit
-is it supported by large amount of software? for import and export
-is it malware? has hidden metadata and other shit? complex and proprietary?
-does the format allow for huge documents?
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>>7441 (OP) 
>>7643

>Markdown

+ Simple and efficient. Human readable. Plain-text based
+ Many Free implementations
+ Any text editor can view and edit, but you probably want a WYSIWYG interface and there are software capable of that.
+ No hidden metadata
+ Huge documents? Sure.
+ The features supported depend on the flavor of markdown. CommonMark is attempting to standardize and has been quite successful with many platforms adopting it, although there are still issues and missing features. https://commonmark.org/help/ 
+ As simple as editing/viewing a text file. Even without a fancy interface, it's still very usable and readable
+ There are many editors out there, lean and bloated, you choose

<cons
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>>8834
What are some nice GUI editors for markdown that aren't bloated? I'm looking for something with live preview.
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>>8836
I've used ghostwriter before, I think it was pretty light.
>>7441 (OP) 
TXT
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>>8172
It's just hype no software.

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It's like /agdg/ except without videogames. Well there wasn't any videogames to begin with, but now there may be other software.

See also /agdg/ at >>>/v/ for videogames.

What are you working on?
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>>8359
>most people dont write good code
Correct.
>good code is wizard code
No.
Writing software is a matter of design for maintainability. Every part of the software should be ideally self-documenting, modular and kept simple. Wizard code doesn't mean it is good. It means it is hard to understand and change, because requirements always change.
The way how people write bad code is by not making any design. It is the difference between kids lumping sand together to build a somewhat castle looking hill and a well designed building. Bad code are unplanned, difficult to be understood and also perform poorly. Good performance can get you sales and usage, but it is far from being good code. Good code is simple because of well designed abstractions and complete separation between modules.
t. worked on dog shit code
Thread is autosaging... Shall I make a new one?
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>>8438
Sure, I was going to make one but I was too lazy
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No rush guise. Rajish here will whip up some code that will make a new thread for us soon, like any day now tbh.
Wondering if anyone has tried and true recommendations for the best CBD gummies?

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What do you think? Any problems? What would you change? Is there anything you don't like about current keyboard layouts or keyboard designs (besides switches)? Any symbols that you use often and would want to be on the keyboard?
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I really like the degrees and bullet characters being on the keyboard. 
>>7855
What do people use the numpad for outside of data entry?
This is what I use to remap some modifiers to make emacs more ergonomic.
partial default modifier_keys xkb_symbols "one" {
    include "us"
    name[Group1] = "English US (Custom)";

    key <CAPS> { [ Alt_L ] };
    key <LALT> { [ Control_L, Control_L ] };
    key <LCTL> { [ Caps_Lock ] };

    key <RALT> { [ Control_R, Control_R ] };
    key <RCTL> { [ Alt_R, Meta_R ] };
};
>>7854 (OP) 
My dream keyboard would be pretty similar to this, but I would add a dedicated copy, paste and  undo key. The problem Is that copy paste is not consistent across all platforms,

>>8163


>spoiler
goddamn it, come on, I wasn't even halfway finished with my post.
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>>7854 (OP) 
My dream keyboard would be pretty similar to this, but I would add dedicated copy/paste and undo/redo keys. The problem is that copy paste commands are not consistent across all platforms.

>>8163
The Dactyl is as nice keyboard, it just happens to be rather hard to get. Best way to get it, is have (or find someone with) a 3D printer, and handwire it. I've been playing with stenograph keyboards, specifically the Steko (pic related).  it's trickier than typing right now, but I hope I can get the hang of it.

I got it, because I figured 1. why bother relearning my muscle memory on a keyboard if it's so standardized, and 2. Why go for all that effort on barely a 120WPM increase when I can go intial D speed at the 200s? I had to get a metal sharpie for the keys though, Fuck me, I hate chording on blank keys when I'm learning new input styles.

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What do you think is the most complicated piece of software? Like if someone were to attempt making an alternative that has comparable features and performance, what piece of software would be the hardest to match?

You might instinctively say operating systems, but I think they're actually pretty simple relatively speaking. I think the main reason many people don't make them from scratch is that there's a huge barrier of entry, you can't even program it normally and will have to set some assembly and weird data sections, you don't really get experience for that kind of thing anywhere so you have to learn from some half assed guides how to do it. And if you got it going, the most complicated part would be hardware drivers, but in my opinion those don't count as part of the OS, rather they're a bridge between the OS and the hardware. It would also be hard to define what drivers count as being part of the OS and what don't.

Next is web browsers, but similarly, I think they're not as complicated as they may at first seem. Instead of being somehow advanced, there's just a lot of shit in them, I'm sure a lot of people could make a web browser if given enough time in a time chamber. I suppose that counts as being complicated though.

My candidates for the most complex pieces of software are Photoshop and Unreal Engine. My reasoning is that if you wanted to make an alternative that has the same features, almost nobody could do it no matter how much time you gave them. A lot o
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The grossly-scope-creeped-on-steroids systems of the US F35 Lightning II. That it even manages to fly at all is remarkable and a testament to the senior developers who pushed it through apparently by sheer will alone.
>>3419 
Your machine is not the C standard.
>>3419
>to everyone who complained like a broken record.
People do tend to complain like broken records, particularly when it's not their own work that is in question. However, having undefined behavior frees implementors to create innovative, possibly game-changing solutions. Besides, C would never have obtained it's global stature as a systems tool w/o these undefineds. Efficiency on the metal is key, after all Anon.
You say it's not about sheer amount of grunt work but that's really what your definition is.

Somewhere out there there's a piece of software with like 500+ pages of requirements. Either space shuttles or taxes.
>>3266 (OP) 
>Most complicated piece of software
Depends on the category of complication.

Complication by sheer size? Operating systems, modern windows to be specific, due to the amount of backwards compatibility spearheaded by absolutely insane management. 

Complication of the GUI? Autodesk Maya. Jesus. fuck. I have never seen a software with such a complete shitshow of a GUI, and I've been around the block in terms of 3D modelling software.

Complication by overabundance of functions? I think VisualStudio would fit that bill. I was thinking GNU Emacs, but VS is a mess on a calibre of it's own.

>>3410
>>3279
Web browsers didn't need to be complicated, but they became complicated when language after language was introduced for the shiny factor. For whatever reason, browsers are seemingly-obligated to include every single one of these pieces of shit despite how much damage they can cause.

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How do I join?

Post:
- a link to your website
- a 240x60 banner of your website

then add the others also in the webring

I'll start:
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>>6282 (me)
I made a banner and added the webring.It didn't actually take this long, some spooky behavior crashed tor, taking the server offline until I got physical access. 

I like the look of 88x31 better.
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>>6282
>>6477
I checked it out and I really like it anon, good job. I found the perspectives in your articles really interesting, especially the ones on https and productivity. Good job! Also did you draw the image on the front page? It looks really good!
They disapeared and site is gone
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>>1215 (OP) 
I'm mostly lurking on this imageboard but I made a banner for another webring. This is not my personal website but I'm heavily invested into the project.

We collect high quality PDFs created from book scans, people can contribute or request a book too.

http://scriptorium.eu.org
>>6012
>>6016
>>6017
>>6160
Just stumbled on this: https://darkm000t.neocities.org/
Seems like the real deal. Looks like he's a VR Chat thot now?

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/github-regrets-firing-jewish-employee-who-called-trump-incited-mob-nazis/

What are the possible ramifications of Github becoming woke and becoming pozzed? In light of this debacle. It is possible that Github could possibly look into changing it's Company Policy and thus code of conduct

>GitHub regrets firing Jewish employee who called Trump-incited mob “Nazis”
>GitHub Inc. yesterday apologized for firing a Jewish employee who had urged colleagues to "stay safe" and avoid "Nazis" on the day a mob incited by President Trump stormed the US Capitol. GitHub said it "reversed the decision" and indicated it is trying to hire the employee back.
>"Stay safe homies, Nazis are about," the employee, whose identity hasn't been revealed publicly, wrote in an internal Slack chat room on January 6. He was fired two days later, after one "coworker was quick to criticize the employee for using divisive rhetoric"
>"I did not know that, as a Jew, it would be so polarizing to say this word," the former employee wrote in a Slack group for Jewish employees shortly "before his corporate accounts got deactivated. The former employee 
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>>937 (OP) 
https://archive.md/amshx
>GitHub is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has 2 office locations across 2 countries.
>fires a jew over "NAZIS"
You do not argue with SJW cultists and do bold moves like these with them on their home ground; reverse-subvert the leadership and only THEN do these things.
>Github becoming woke
What rock have you been living under? Also this is your obligatory "stop using shithub" post.
The problem is that Codeberg ends in "berg"
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>>7572
The problem is that Codeberg has been pozzed for some time now, especially since the new ToS were added:
https://codeberg.org/Codeberg/org/src/branch/main/TermsOfUse.md

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I was looking through the video editing thread on /v/ and figured it would be appropriate to have something similar here now that /tech/ exists. Except I think it would be ideal if the focus was on free software solutions, and also encompassing a broader spectrum of content rather than just videos.

In this thread give tips and ask questions about image editing, video editing, encoding, and anything else you think might be relevant for creating content.

Recommended Software
Video Editors
>Shotcut
https://www.shotcut.org/
>Kdenlive
https://kdenlive.org/
Recording & Streaming
>OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
https://obsproject.com/
Audio
>Audacity
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>>6453
Thanks, man. I was looking for a animated gif conversion process
How does libaom 3.5.0 perform under realtime constraints on a post-2017 CPU?
Does it deliver somewhat acceptable quality for livestreaming at a reasonable bitrate?
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>>7256 forgot my image feel free to put this on the offtopic thread sorry if this is the wrong place
FINALLY after all these days (85 uptime) i fucking did it it actually didnt crash the core isolation setting really paid off i finished my session holy shit i feel really good wrestling my adhd all the tasks are done PHEW now where was i? 60 days wihtout any gaming feels really draining due to my ram all filled up but this upgrade should solve the problem
dunno if this counts as OC but did i do good? how do i convert this thing into a sticker for my legion? any settings i should change on my printer or the image viewer?
im gonna put this jak at the back of my laptop (im gonna make a thread on 4chan /g/ after the ram upgrade tomorrow) mwahaha just for the kicks since its all botspam there i wanna liven up that place once in a while
also take this free wallpaper if there are any winfags here why is windows so rude? right after i enabled my wifi this thing just updooted after i restart my system even though i told it to wait a few more days (this happened on next startup dont worry)
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>>7264
Use a search engine, first result "diy print sticker"
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how the fuck did 123movies detect developer tools? in the end i stopped using that ad filled shithole before VM potentially crashed
(the infected link itself i could not decode scripts) hxxps://www1.123moviesfree.icu/movie/g-i-joe-the-rise-of-cobra/watching.html
(original sauce of watermarked file) hxxps://www.fzmovies.net/movie-G.I.%20Joe:%20The%20Rise%20of%20Cobra--hmp4.htm

why the heck does audio stuttering happen on shotcut? whenever i play for a few seconds in winPE and how do i zoom in the seekbar itself for precise editing? (man i love opensource so far i did not get errors despite missing MS files though my vcpus did reach 100 during export)
initally i was just looking for youtube video for the [you and what army scene] but all i got was a low quality TV rip im surprised nobody memified this gem of a clip yet (i also included the nanite injection scene and the laser prison scene incase you need those as well)
so here it is my first edited video did i do good? also i found a way to hide the winPE taskbar just by fiddling the registry though i do need to kill explorer.exe first (hmm making a batch script to auto apply registry shoudnt be too hard since a lot of games use fake full screen and its still annoyingly there)

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