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'Useful programs'

4/g/ Wiki
8/tech/ Wiki
https://wiki.cloveros.ga/Main_Page (link dead)
Linux distro wikis (can apply to all distros)

'Tech article sites (need to add more)'
https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ [ onion: http://digdeep4orxw6psc33yxa2dgmuycj74zi6334xhxjlgppw6odvkzkiad.onion/ ]
https://spyware.neocities.org/ [ onion: http://spywaredrcdg5krvjnukp3vbdwiqcv3zwbrcg6qh27kiwecm4qyfphid.onion/ ]
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Thread dedicated to Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
(but are worth asking)

Before asking a question here, please search the web first or put in effort towards answering your own question. If you put in effort but you still can't find the solution, feel free to ask here.

If you are looking around for useful applications/programs, see >>531
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>Tracker modules use garbage quality low bitrate samples anyway
NTA but 2nd generation trackers (FastTracker II/MilkyTracker *.xm, Impulse Tracker/Schism Tracker *.it) are capable of at least CD quality audio.
I've done a quick test, you have to switch the Jewtube URL to a standard one:
Copy this URL and use yt-dlp to download it.
Well, I'd still avoid transcoding them if possible...
XMMS2 was something I used in the past, it knew everything, but at this point it's unmaintained for like 10 years and impossible to find APKs, but even if I could, I doubt it would start on any modern android version...
>install termux
>install mpd
>use https://wiki.termux.com/wiki/Termux:Boot if you want it to start at boot
>install one of https://www.musicpd.org/clients/#android
rtfm to get it to play .mod files. You can fall back to the ffmpeg decoded if all fails.
What are some good tools and distros for diagnosing potential hardware problems?

I recently built a PC, and found out I potentially have bad RAM. I wanna be sure that the other parts of my PC aren't part of the problem

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Gulag for interesting offtopic discussions.
Try to keep it /tech/ related.
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I don't think there much to gain from using 4/g/. The best thing I have got from there is a link to 8/tech/ and I've never looked back.
Fuck you too, moeslop faggot.
What'll happen first:
Scam Yidizen's release, OpenZFS becoming an in-tree module or Btrfs getting working RAID5/6?
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>Scam Yidizen
is probably never going to be released, when they can squeeze enough money as alpha
can't be in-tree because of license
someday not familiar enough with the problem to say when
I like the gedg circlejerk

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Are you employed in a technical capacity? What job is it? How did you get it? What does your daily wokload look like? Are you looking for a different line of work?
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I have got one from my place too.
>Some dude working in team A wrote a piece of software X, used by team B
>Dude got moved to team C, taking software X along. He took a vacation.
>Back from vacation, dude said fuck it and quit
>Team C has been neglecting software X for years
>Fast forward, critical vulns were found on software X which is still used by team B but owned by team C
>Team A got told to fix it
>Threw interns at it
>Fixed it and tried to send it to another team to own it
>Coworker resisted management from sending it to our team, team D, in the same meeting where they talked about the thing they recently move from team C to us
I think it's the management who are way too hyped on AI to start firing. There are companies hiring programmers to write training data for AI coders, meaning what's publicly available is not good enough. Even so, I don't think the field will recover because of a potential economy collapse and they are generally using this as a way to keep the wages down. Once they find out that the company can operate with 1 person doing the work of 5, even though the only reason he is staying is because he can't find another job. They will stop hiring, or maybe only hire pajeets. AI is more of an excuse than the reason.
In longer term, since most bootlickers are crappy workers. They set a pretty low bar for AI to replace them. That means it is very possible, say in 5 years for AI to become cheap enough and well-trained enough to replace pajeets and stacies on all levels. Programming is getting automated, no doubt in that.
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People think ai is a bubble because it keeps going up quickly. People thought the same thing about moore's law and covid. Our intuition always underestimates exponential curves. 

ai right now looks flashy but outputs crap 20% of the time, which makes them unfit for products. However, they will keep getting more intelligent. They've been rapidly improving for the last 6 years and there's no strong reason it might stop. I definitely think ai can replace 50% of swe-like jobs within 5 years.
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It's a bubble the same way that dotcom was a bubble in 2000 and offshoring was a bubble in 2010's, and DEI more recently. They keep throwing money at it and trying to shove it everywhere in the hopes of making bank or getting some edge over the competition. It's like they think there's a gold rush and they're all scrambling to get a piece of the action, which generates a lot hype which feeds on itself in a feedback loop. Then at some point the reality will set it and there will be a market crash.
But they also keep pushing it because it's a very useful for surveillance, especially good for gathering data from people who embrace it. And it can be used to influence them. So it's very political. And in fact it's an essential component of the CBDC slavery system.
So much like they realized the situation with computers long ago (they mostly had mainframes back then, but now the personal computers have become som complicated that we've largely lost control there too), the same will be even more true with AI. Because it requires tremendous hardware resources, and no individual will have control over it. Instead the applations he's allowed to use will run on remote systems that gather surveillance data on him and feed him results designed to influence his behavior.
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>What field are you in right now?
Well given that I mentioned getting a job as a software dev, I fell for the CS meme.
The issue with Robotics is that there isn't a particular career for that where I live. There are careers that are tangentially related like Electronic, Electric, and Mechanical engineering, but what really drives me in is the software/programming side of it, so it's not that easy to choose from. 
And that being said I really am more interested in what I said previously than in developing electronic components. The 6+ years (because BAs are non existent here, it's MS or nothing) are just a huge turn off, moreso considering my age and my dad's age, but I can't do much really. It just seems like there is less chances for bootcamp faggotry to flood the field, even if there might be less demand for it where I live.
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You should try getting into embedded as an angle to get into robotics. I can make a list of stuff you can get into to get started, but you shouldn't make the jump unless you are interested as a hobby or there are jobs at your area. Embedded software work less remotely than other software due to poor and expensive testing setup. I talked to some embedded engineers before, they managed to do automated testing by plugging in test boards into a system to flash test firmware into them and read output. Not a lot of places do it that way, especially with robotics where the test board need to move or move stuff.

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Repost of the Julay /tech/ sticky with some minor edits: https://archive.vn/znAXT
Beginner Info
If you would like to try out GNU/Linux because of https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html, you can do one of the following:
0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (preferably using KVM or Oracle VirtualBox for newfriends).
1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything (keep in mind that the performance of live distros might be very different than from distro that was booted from your HDD, as most distros are loaded in RAM and don't include the proprietary drivers for NVIDIA GPUs or up-to-date Mesa libraries in their isos).
2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows (make sure to install Windows first, as it can "replace" GRUB or other UNIX bootloaders, and troubleshooting of Windows replacing your bootloader of choice might be painful for people that just started learning about the Linux kernel)
3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html).

Use your web browser and search engine of choice. Good comparison between them is hosted here:
If not sure which browser to choose, just use the Tor Browser Bundle:
or paste these commands to your terminal emulator of choice (please make sure to first learn what they're exactly doing):
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Is there a way to install Debian without all the bloat? I don’t want a Thai terminal or a dozen games, I just want a browser and the essentials.

t. retard
When the installer asks you to choose additional components if you untick everything you will get a minimal CLI install which you can then build on to your liking.
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netinst, just like what >>13632 says. Generally Debian's packages enable every possible optional build flags. If you install a simple package, you may install the world.
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>If you install a simple package, you may install the world.
That reminds me, it's a good idea to disable auto installing of recommended packages because some packages will end up pulling in a lot of extra stuff otherwise. This can be done by creating a file in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ with the line:
Apt::Install-Recommends "false";

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why is tech so full of absolute fuckjobs, that there are entire subcultures dedicated to being incompetent in a certain way
boomers who think "security model" is a word that just somehow makes their shit sound when thrown around. for example i just talked to one who doesnt understand that sudo is a placebo and threw that word in while trying to explain what purpose sudo serves (while giving multiple conflicting answers as he subconsciously realizes sudo doesnt actually have any well defined purpose that isnt retarded)
"hardware guy" knows fuck all about EE and cant even do SE, has some lore about which mouse is better because of this and that sensor, some headphone is better cus this and that driver. some LCD is better because this and that panel, but if you dig into anything they claim its always wrong.
enterprise faggot, thinks Java or C# or kubernetes are good technology. is afraid of using things that arent "battle tested", like python (dont get confused im not shilling python in fact that language is used by trannies)
sysadmin. doesnt understand the very most basic truths about computer security. they consider not clicking an email sage advice that took hundreds of years to discover. writes in some fuckjob language like shell scripting or windows batch files, adding all kinds of insecurities to his network. has some dumb configuration of windows domains / DNS / cloudshit on his network with lots of "security' things enabled while allowing some trivial rce and post co
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It doesn't matter what field you go into. People get into tech jobs because of how lucrative they seem but aren't usually enthusiastic about it and are also only above average at best in terms of intelligence.
>People get into tech jobs because of how lucrative they seem but aren't usually enthusiastic about it and are also only above average at best in terms of intelligence.
Literally me, but I am retarded
i asked you why tech is full of fuckjobs, and you went off talking about jobs. im also talking about random people who publish code, and privacy niggers, its all shit. then again i dont expect some dipshit - who answers "bash is shit" by quoting the stated purpose for its existence from wikipedia - to be able to follow a conversation
those people in mozilla and adjacent communities are quite enthusiastic about their stupid fucking latest language and library of the day, yet their code and product is complete donkey shit with worse perf and UX and security than booting up some 90s garbage in dosbox.
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I don't even know, what's the interview process like these days? Are we just filling up on indian nepo babies or something? I feel like that's gotta be where the problem is, just dog shit hiring by dog shit eaters
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I know what's wrong with you now. You are fucking retarded. Just because I don't reply to your whole post doesn't mean I don't get it. Learn to read dipshit nigger who can't understand a reply. There was no conversation, it was just you lashing out at everything.
I don't need wikipedia to tell me the thing I have been using for years is for what purpose, I have never seen it. Can't say the same for you though, who know so well about what that page says.
The problem comes from the management, HR and business/government. Most companies are managed poorly. The MBAs who airdrop into the high end positions don't know anything about engineering. The investors are short-sighted. They are the people approving the existence of HR and their retarded decisions. The existence of HR is the biggest fuck you in every field. There is no point for any company to have them. They set up ridiculous rules to select candidates, favoring women, niggers and pajeets. They select based on resume writing skills, which probably is only use for marketing positions. The reason why there are so many companies that are like this but still can exist is because of the business and government. Government allow monopoly and non-competition, bailing out big players and helping shutting down new comers. These business can still exist even with these stupid decisions i
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Anon, why aren't you using SimpleX on your LineageOS phone yet?
- just werks
- no phone number needed
- profile is on the phone and not on servers
- chat, voice calls, video calls, file transfer
- has servers, so you send stuff to people who are not online
- you can host your own servers if you want to
- has an a
- FOSS and on F-Droid
- has desktop application
I already moved my relatives to it.

SimpleX and Session are the only messengers that don't tie all your data to a phone number and my prepaid card is video verified with me and my government issued ID card and charged up using my bank account.

I had some doubts regarding Session:
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Maybe this will get dissidents to move to a different platform that isn't a fucking centralized unsecured honeypot. Fuck fedigram.
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This is the best one because that's what everyone uses.
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You should also die because that's what everybody does.
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Yes, sooner or later I eventually will. What's your point?
>using the israeli honeypot

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Nobody wants to make the thread edition

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

What are you working on?
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The Windows GoG .exe installers come with an embedded certificate. Maybe there is some way to check that on Linux.
I'd be interested too.
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why is my projection so wild...and not centered despite i wrote so
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What is this? Code?
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I want to go back...
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All this hindu Indian scientists where really selfie to keep there studies and research to a  certain group  And when someone from West discover out the completely same thing like after 200 or 300 years they started saying "no we discovered it hundreds of years ago " . So why don't you spread that knowledge 
Because of people like this the  your science knowledge and this modern world is 100 years back in time

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Discuss alternative Internet protocols and potentially generate a rated list for the sticky.
Censorship is coming, fast. Many users are getting banned on (((mainstream sites))), Cuckflare, hosts and isps are closing in on every wrongthinkers. Find the best alt net to contribute and develop bunkers/comms.
Mesh and alt infrastructures welcome.
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LOL what a shithole!
lokinet glows and it's dead
>>769 (OP) 
Could anyone tell me which ones of these are worthwhile exploring after all? I've been trying i2p for a bit and there's many chans I guess but they're mostly dead, some cool personal sites too.
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There aren't any, people only use them to sell illegal services.

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Discuss radio-related stuff here. 

Bitch about telecom being cunts to Hams. laugh at VE7KFM's (and the rest of 14.313mhz's) continuous antics. Talk about how despite "radio's death" in the 90s-00s that radio as a technology being used even more during then and now. Bitch about how many chinkshit appliances that leak RF into the airwaves and the FCC doesn't/can't do shit. Have an existential crisis realizing that Wifi is pretty-much just radio.

I've been trying to make my own go-bag as a means of either listening/communicating on vacation trips, or in case of SHTF. Still trying to figure out my use cases and decide what I need and don't. It's so fucking hard trying to find a mobile rig that actually can listen to a wide set of frequencies and transmit only on what it needs to. Too many mobile rigs are just X amount of bands, and that's it, no FM broadcast, no AM no EMS or Airline.
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how do I locate ham relay stations and/or increase my radio distance? What sort of devices do I need to buy to increase my range, and wher are they most affordable.
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I'm new at this as well but I believe you can use radioreference . com to  see all the repeaters in your area, at least in the US.  As far as increasing your range, you can either increase the power, repeater hop, or use lower frequencies, or all 3 if needed.
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Forgot my magnum opus
Hello, I'm new too and radio is banned in my country, any ideas on how to hide antennae? Anyways, what is everyone's thoughts on meshtastic since its recent gain in popularity, their discord is at 18k+ members.
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Hard pass.
Jokes aside, there are a lot other projects like this and their webpage doesn't say anything different about them.

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