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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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Anons, help me out.
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Can I install Windows using my phone as an usb?
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How do I make my laptop fan less noisy? Recently clean everything and double the ram so I guess the processor has to work twice as hard. It's quiet when running light but turns into a car engine when playing games.
>>132
replace paste
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>>55
.m3u8 is a playlist text file. If you're actually getting 480p video when selecting 720p it's probably because the "(auto)" means DASH. It selects the best quality your internet can support. So although you have 720p selected it's still sending you 480p because the connection isn't good enough for DASH to select a high quality one. As always the answer is youtube-dl. "youtube-dl -F" will try and get all the qualities available for that video. You can then search up yourself on the youtube-dl documentation for how to select the quality you want.
>>133
Did that too.
>>125
Yes, but you'll need a rooted Android phone with DriveDroid installed on it (you can use Aurora Store to download it from the Google's Play Store), as well as the Windows-only media creation tool called rufus.
>>132
I had this issue and did undervolting as well as using a laptop cooler pad.
>>132
Undervolting is probably the only thing that will make a difference. Your laptop bios might have a fan curve in it, but I doubt it. Noise isolating headphones are really the only true solution to loud laptop fans while gaming.
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Is there any way to write into an executable while it's running? Some trick or hack or workaround that you could use. I don't give a shit how "ugly" or unintentional it is, I just want to do it.

The goal is to have a single-file executable that can remember settings without creating additional files or modifying anything else or leaving trash around the OS.

My idea was to create a long string starting with something like "{{{DATA_START}}}", and then a fixed amount of text after it, for example 2000 random letters. Then you could search for that from the executable binary and put whatever you want in the 2000 bytes after the starting tag. Problem is you can't modify the executable while the program is running. Maybe there's some way to get around that, like using some OS program restart function, or creating a second program that restarts the first or something?

Ideas for either Windows or Linux are appreciated.
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>>160
Should have specified that I'm talking about writing a program from scratch.
>>152
It's other people that I'm worried about.
>>2 (OP) 
What's a good liveUSB distro with a compilation of Desktop Enviroments and/or Window managers so show to non-/tech/ users?

I'm trying to get some friends the fuck out of the cult of apple, and 90% of the problem is them being woefully-confused by over-cluttered interfaces and drop-down menus. They don't really touch appstore shit, but just need a few specific tools; that part I can figure out, maybe with wine even. 

The real challenge is trying to find a DE/WM they're comfortable with. I tried to run elementaryOS on a liveUSB, but all I get are initramfs errors.

I've been tempted to use QEMU to make a fully-customized install of manjaro specifically for them, but I don't know how I would get the .iso of the system from the guest to the host.
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>>166
people say Linux Mint is the closest to Wangblows, but I've found that KDE's Plasma is pretty good as well. You won't find a 1:1 replacement but they have to be willing to make that concession.
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>>166
Don't user manjaro for anything ever, especially for teaching retarded normlafags linux. It's a buggy mess of a distro that breaks constantly and the developers have outright said it shouldn't be considered stable or noob friendly.

I don't know any distro's that have a shit load of DE's out of the box to choose from, most ship with just 1-3 to keep the .iso small. There are certain Arch installers that have something like that like Arcolinux, but Arch is a bad idea for normalniggers. Any standard ubuntu with gnome is going to be the most similar to macOS. KDE or cinnamon will be the most similar to windows.

My personal favorite distro has to be hands down MX Linux, which can ship with xfce or KDE. But as >>167 says Mint/Ubuntu is unparalleled when it comes to retard proofing.
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>>170
>/tech/ - Technology

How do I root a huawei p10 lite today? I read online you need some gay shit thing that you needed to get from some huawei service that's shut off making it impossible. is that true or what?
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>>171
>I read online you need some gay shit thing that you needed to get from some huawei service that's shut off making it impossible. is that true or what?
Yes, that's true. However there's still an option to root Huawei goyphones. You need to pay some hackermans 4 shekels for a code that will unlock your bootloader.
I bit the bullet and did this a year ago, and it actually worked. If you want proofs, then I can post a picture of my unlocked Honor phone.
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>>176
Forgot the link: https://forum.xda-developers.com/p10-lite/how-to/p10-lite-bootloader-unlock-june-2020-t4113315
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>>2 (OP) 
Why the fuck does my torrent client not want to upload despite having plenty peers and seeds? I'm getting berated by my tracker for not sharing enough but I don't seem to have a fuckin choice.
>>176
>you need to
>PAY
>for freedom
are you out of your mind?
>>184
maybe you set a limit to the # of active torrents and the downloads are taking all your slots?
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>>184
It's usually one of two root causes:

1. Your torrent tracker has "I was pretending to be retarded" default settings where upload speed is deliberately limited.

OR.

2. Your ISP is being a cunt somehow.

Find out a download/upload speed test to see how much upload/download speed you get and see how it compares to your tracker's settings.

Telecom companies- many of whom also have ISPs, are dogshit and set up with a catch-all-DNS that tends to alienate p2p and other tech-savvy stuff because it's easier to set up a blanket solution that appeases the copyright lobbyists than to actually fix their fucking service.

My solution to this was to use a VPN. Maybe you could get a fix by changing your DNS, but my network knowledge isn't enough to give you advice on that kind of solution. Networking is one of the most obscure fields among tech due to how much shit there is to learn and how annoying it is to find resources that don't suck.
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>>184
Do you have anonymous mode checked off in your torrent client?
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>>185
Then be stuck with an unrootable phone forever.
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>>185
>>188
>>189
90% of the time, all my (seeding) torrents are stalled and doing nothing, but every once in a while 2 and only 2 of all my torrents start seeding a little bit, then they gradually reduce from 100 kb to 100 b then to 10 b then to 0 and we're back at square 1. 

I do have Mysterium VPN which I have yet to bust out yet (still don't know how to buy their shitty little crypto currency to trade for additional time) so if that works, it probably was my ISP even though I do have the ports forwarded. With that said, if you have some better VPN recommendations, let me know.
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>>192
Just tried with one of the offerred VPN modules and it did the same thing, all torrents at 0 upload. To call this shit gay would be an understatement.
>>192
Have you set a limit to how many torrents can seed at the same time? Most of the time your torrents won't be actively seeding. They only actively seed when someone is leeching, and even then you might not be chosen as a seeder if their client prioritizes a better seeder.

Usually private trackers will have free leech torrents to build up your ratio. So if that's a possibility try to find some free leech mega pack of games or something that has a lot of leechers to get your ratio up, if that's what your private tracker is complaining about. If it's specifically saying that you're not seeding torrents at all or doing "hit and runs" then there might be some weird connection issues. You'll have to go into more detail.
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>>194
I guess it could be I'm just extremely unlucky, but it isn't like I'm only downloading obscure shit, I download scene stuff as well. I guess that's the only explanation. Thanks, though.
>>167
>mint
<https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994
I still can't trust them after their server got hacked (a few years ago) and the hackerman changed the dl links to point to a backdoored iso file. (Actually, didn't similar incident happened to FreeBSD as well?)

>>168
>Don't user manjaro for anything ever,
>It's a buggy mess of a distro that breaks constantly
This.

Also, I don't trust Manjaro because the maintainers/devs have been sloppy in the past as well (anyone remember when the Manjaro devs forgot to renew the SSL cert on their website and then they just told their users to revert their clock?) Also, doesn't Manjaro ship with something similar to yaourt (ie. pacman wrapper) that may trick the user to silently install a package from AUR instead of the official repositories? If so, it's bad idea to let noobs install random stuff from the AUR.
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>>184
What's the client? qBittorrent?
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>>132
>>133
>>152
Fucking shit I bought an ssd too and replace the hdd with it and now the fan is even louder. What the fuck do I do? I read that ssd tends to die more from heat than from file transfer over time, do I need to buy a laptop cooling pads to ease it up too? The summer here is hot as fuck.
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>>200
Did you look into undervolting? Other than that yes the only choice left is a cooling pad to put under it. If you're running windows linux may or may not quiet it down, but I figure since you talked about playing goymes you probably won't bother switching anyways. If you're bothered by fan noise and you end up getting a laptop cooling pad I'd make sure you research which ones have quiet fans.
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>>201
I did dual boot man, but this ssd is 220 gb only, if i split that shit there would not be much to work with. I still have the hdd with both windows and linux in it. Another potential problem is that I installed new windows on the ssd while having the hdd plugged in and now everytime i want to access the ssd os I have to press f10 to choose which drive i want to use. I don't really care about that but I want to format the hdd so I can store shit in there, would that fuck up the boot of the ssd somehow?
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>>202
You need to change the boot priority in the BIOS so it boots to whatever drive you want.
>would that fuck up the boot of the ssd somehow?
You'd probably just still have to hit F10 to manually input the boot option and it would error out if you tried to let it boot into the wiped HDD and say there's no OS.
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>>203
I read that because i install windows with both ssd and hdd plugged in, the boot recognized both of those or whatever the term is, so if I try to change something I fear I won't be able to boot it ever again. Some fag also said that I can't just change boot priority because of the above. Also It wasn't saying which drives to choose from but open "boot manager" to access the ssd os. I still have both os on my old hdd, is there a way I can boot those two again? I don't see any option to boot from the hdd.
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>>204
It could be that windows recognized the boot loader installed on your HDD and just used that and didn't bother writing one to your SSD. So you might be right. But I think if it was using the HDD's boot loader it wouldn't require you to press F10 in the bios screen, it would show you a selection of operating systems that the boot loader can see. Don't take my word for it though.
Is the Amiga OS any good? Just asking.
>>199
Yes
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MEGA links do not load for me on Linux for some reason.
I'm using Ungoogled Chromium and this happened on Debian and Arch so far.
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>>209
Have you tried not using Unjewgled chromium?
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>>210
Firefox sucks so much and MEGA doesn't work on Pale Moon.
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>>209
>Unironically using mega's website
https://megatools.megous.com/
>>210
>Have you tried not using Unjewgled chromium?
Nigger, what do you have against Ungoogled Chromium?
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>>211
Does this mean they work in firefox or that you refuse to test whether or not they work in firefox? If you're going to ask for free tech support at the very least learn how to appropriately ask for help. I shouldn't have to ask you 20 questions about which troubleshooting steps you've already taken.
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>>212
I don't have anything against it, that was just a slight at jewgle. Though people should resist all chromium browsers whenever possible to push back against the browser monopoly they're getting.
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>>213
I just refused to use Firefox. Megatools works for me atleast (never knew about it before).
I shouldn't have asked a very dumb /g/-tier question.
>>209
Try switching to Tor Browser UA or try installing ublock origin, if you don't already use it
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>>216
I use UBO already. I could change my UA, but I have megatools to download mega links anyways.
>>207
qBittorrent is notorious for stalling torrents on some clients and OSes. Try a different client.
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>>219
I haven't heard of that before. Source?
>>184
If you use Linux or OSX, try using Transmission.
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>>219
>>220
When I used qBitorrent on linux I noticed it was using 800MB of memory. So it's got a lot of weird bugs and memory leaks apparently. Thankfully there are many alternatives on linux that run better.
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>>221
>>220
>>219
I just switched from Deluge because I was having similar problems there. I am using a heavily modified version of W10.
>>184
Beside what others suggested. Is this happening even on public trackers with torrents where the seeder/leecher ratio is over 1:10?
If you're using a private tracker with dozens of faggots in seedboxes with gigabit upload speeds, then nothing will help you other than doing the same. Private trackers without a seed point system are retarded and not worth the trouble.
If I have a VPS, is there any point in encrypting the hard drive? Theoretically there's no, because the VPS provider could just take a memory snapshot and find the key in it. Practically the only advantage I see is that IF the provider didn't take a memory snapshot AND I shut down the VM, they won't be able to read the data until I boot it again. But it feels like a too big if and too much hassle to be worth it.

>>160
You can append data to the end of an executables, that's how self extracting archives and installers where the installer is one giant executable works. On Linux you should be able to do this while the program is running without problems, just be careful not to modify the actual executable because it will probably crash randomly. I have no idea whether it's possible on windoze.

>>214
Then what are you going to use? You can use the raped and killed firefox, which once was a great browser, but now it's just a lame chromium clone even if it has a different engine underneath, the numerous firefox forks that may or may not work with sites updated after 2015... or maybe you could try to use w3m/elinks/whatever if you're so lucky that you never have to touch anything with html5 in it.
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>>230
Tor, tor without tor network, or palemoon all work fine for the most part.
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alternatives to Transmission that have a web interface and are free as in freedom? Keeps throwing an error about too many open files no matter what I try to do (I used to run an absurd amount of torrents at once with Tixati, but that's closed source so I want to avoid it)
qstalledtorrent shills need not reply
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>>232
rTorrent + ssh/whatever web ui
>>230
Hardware raids where (((feds operators))) grub servers by the drives, assuming the VPS provider didn't comply to their requests or they straight up raid the data center without notice. More layers of protection is always better.
On my machine (x86_64): >sizeof(int_fast32_t)  8 >sizeof(unsigned int)  4
>sizeof(size_t) == 8
Which type is the best for array indices and length?

Bigger type
<less cache and memory density
<needs more memory bandwidth
>pointer size is 64bit anyway and saves a conversion
>if ALUs are 64bit based, processing 32bit data may be slower
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>>235
Actually you can still pretty much do 32-bit arithmetic on amd64 (just ignore the upper 32-bits), and you get conversion for free in many cases. And even when you need to do it it's cheap as fuck. I'm not sure about arm64 and the likes but it should be cheap there too
Plus these days, it's easily possible that you'll be limited by memory bandwidth and not the actual cpu speed.

>Which type is the best for array indices and length?
C++ containers and C array indexing use size_t because that's the most generic type that supports everything supported by your HW. You can go with uint32 if you know that you will never need more than 4 billion indices. However if you try to do something like
struct Vector
{
  something* ptr;
  uint32_t len;
};On 64-bit, this struct will be actually 16 bytes: 8 bytes for the pointer, 4 bytes for the len and 4 bytes padding, because due to the pointer the whole struct must be 8 bytes aligned. So in this case you need to put something into that padding if you want to save any memory compared to size_t.
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>>236
Interesting. At what point is it better to use a bigger type for performance?
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>>239
On amd64? Probably not much, you don't have to use the full registers (e.g. you have rax, eax, ax, al), you have movzx which can read a smaller sized number from memory and zero extend it one operation, etc. I'm not sure what happens on the microcode level, it might end up with an extra operation in some times, but it will likely just disappear in the pipeline and wait chains.
Other architectures are more tricky, you have to look into them. But for example, char is unsigned on arm, because armv3 didn't have ldrsb only ldrb which meant sign extension had to be done manually costing two more instructions. Things got better with armv4, but it looks like there are still some corner cases when unsigned char/short work better than signed in arm: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3093669/why-unsigned-types-are-more-efficient-in-arm-cpu
For local variables just use int or size_t or int32/64, you're working with them, you don't want to convert them continuously back and forth, and hopefully they will be in registers anyway so you won't really save space either.
For non local variables probably go with the minimum size you need (but not bitfields), on a modernish CPU it's unlikely that integer conversion will be the bottleneck. Memory is slower than the CPU, so how much memory your code reads and how predictable your memory access patterns are usually more important.
And before you start optimising the shit out of your code, profile your app, because otherwise you'll likely optimize the wrong parts of it.
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>>242
Playing with bit fields takes several extra instructions, but why is the linux kernel using it for fdtable.full_fds_bits (include/linux/fdtable.h and fs/file.c)? I think that's probably the point where space is more important than time.
>profile your app
Of course. I am still very slowly writing it up. Wouldn't it be better to design something better while working on it, so changes can be made easier?
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>>243
>bit fields
I mean, that's probably where the speed difference becomes non trivial. Loading a byte vs an int is just a different instruction (in most cases). Loading a bitfield is suddenly involves shifts and masks, setting is even more complicated. Of course, this only really matters if you have a tight loop where you don't do much else. But even in that case, if you have to go through a lot of data, that bit shifting might be still faster. Heck, sometimes storing the textures compressed in the GPU memory can speed up rendering, even though the GPU has to do more calculations on compressed textures, it means less data transfer. And the likes. However, if you have fs code which has to hit the disk, actually accessing the disk will be the slowest by orders of magnitude, no matter what you do.
Oh and by the way, there's two kind of bitfields, I was thinking about the c language feature (the int foo : 3;), not where you manually emulate it. The former has a somewhat bad reputation, mainly because old compilers handled them like shit, but even now they're not really standardized and different compilers might lay them out differently.
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>>247
Make senses. I manually emulated it.
polite sage, not adding value
guy came into the shop with some DVDs he needs ripped, one of them has some pits/bumps on the data side of the disc. is there any way to buff them out without damaging the data layer? The DVD cleaners I'm looking at on amazog seem to be better at destroying discs than actually cleaning them.
Any site where you can post some short notices about my site's status viewable by anyone? I mean there are sites like shitposter.club, but most of them nowadays run Pleruma and you can't even view them without javashit, and the good old gnu social sites almost completely disappeared. Obviously I could self host something, but that would pretty much make "look at this url if there's some problem with my site" point moot.
It doesn't have to be gnu social compatible, I don't care about fancy features, just to be able to post some messages without some sjw admin going ballistic over something that he found on some random site that has a slight remembrance to my username...
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>>273
Static github, neocities, wordpress. There are tons of them.
>>243
>>247
I didn't read the conversation, but in terms of time cost, some bitwise instruction is absolutely nothing compared to the time required to load more data from memory into the CPU. If you pack things more tightly, you need to load less things from memory and can save tons of time. This mostly matters when you're looping through arrays of things though, if you just jump straight to X then it probably doesn't matter.
I want an E-Reader that
>accepts (micro) SD cards
>can easily take public domain and stolen e-books
>has e-ink screen
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>>292
You want a SBC (running GNU or Android) with an e-ink screen. Preferably with an onboard emmc to store the system.
Is there any quick way to turn a ES6 module into a single JS file that includes all dependencies and works normally inside a browser?
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>>324
>JS
>works
>normally
It works normally.
>>292
I'll give you a non-faggot cocksucker answer. Get a Kobo Aura. It's not tied down by forced accounts or DRM like with Amazon's shit. Accepts micro SD and works with "ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM, RTF, HTML, TXT, Comic Book Archive file, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and TIFF."
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I'm in the market for a NAS. Was thinking of getting a consumer-grade Synology with 4 bays. Anyone have any other suggestions? If it's not proprietery I'd at least like it to have RAID 5 capabilties - though I can be convinced otherwise.
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>>342
>proprietary cocksucker
>non-faggot
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>>345
You can't expect someone to build and program their own reader. Might as well suggest someone solder their own motherboard when asked for suggestions.
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>>348
>installing Linux/Android is programming
Your are right about hooking up e-ink displays though.
But if you already have a gen-5 kindle: https://fread.ink/ looks like they got Xorg running.
>>343
You could throw some old or relatively cheap PC parts together and build something that runs free nas. ZFS should've got you covered when it comes to raid. Software raid saves you from being dependent on the raid controller which might not compatible with other raid controllers. If you go the hardware route, buy 2 identical controllers to have a backup.
How much power you need depends on how many extra capabilities you want besides a pure file server, but with ZFS you shouldn't skimp on the RAM.
If you have a little more money to spent you can get a small 19" server and SAS HDDs but that may be going too far. Also SMR is treacherous.
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>>351
How exactly does ZFS work? Is it an operating system in and of itself or does it need something like BSD to run on?
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>>352
It's just a file system, but with many modern features such as software raid, subvolumes and snapshots. And many other stuff you can enable, like deduplication. FreeNAS is based in FreeBSD but Linux would also support it. ZFS is a little like BTRFS' older, much more mature brother. It's very convenient but also requires some maintenance - ZFS and BTRFS hate when a volume is completely full.
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Is there anything I can do to improve my cable management here? The PSU cables are too thick to really bend and I think there isn't enough room in the other side of the case to add sleeved extensions. I think it's the best that can be done but it still looks like shit.
>>355
>giving a fuck about "cable management"
nigger who the fuck cares about that shit
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>>355
looks fine to me, I've seen and done much worse jobs
>>355
I don't know if there's enough cable length and room in your case to do this, but you could try passing the PSU cables through the underside to come out where the PCI-E cables come from. It's what I do in mine. The problem is that the power connector placement in your motherboard is pretty retarded, ideally it should be on the opposite side of the ram slots, near the edge.
 
>>356
>nigger who the fuck cares about that shit
Cable management matters for airflow.
I'd say >>355 is good enough though, I'd be surprised if the PSU cables make more than 1 celsius difference in average CPU temps.
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>>359
>Cable management matters for airflow.
No it doesn't.Unless you're running an absolutely ridiculous amount of cables for some weird niche use case it makes absolutely no difference how you run your cables. At least not for an ATX tower build like that one with what looks like fucking 9 fans. It's pure aesthetics, and if anon cared about aesthetics he should probably just buy custom modular PSU cables and 90 degree 6/24 pin adapters.
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>>360
I definitely care about aesthetics and would be interested in getting some custom PSU cables that look better and are easier to manage. Are those really expensive? Where can I get some? My PSU is a Seasonic 1000w 80+ Platinum but I'm not sure of the exact model. I can check when I open the case again in a few days to install the 3080 I have coming in the mail.
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>>359
>cable management matters for airflow
no? are you dumb lol
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Using q4wine, how do I get a wangblows program to display on a specific monitor? it keeps opening them on whatever one had focus last instead of my main one
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>>365
STFW, you fucking brainlet.
https://q4wine.brezblock.org.ua/documentation/en_us/12-run-dialog.html#advanced
>>361
As long as it's a modular PSU I believe any cables should work with it, but do your own research because I've never used third party cables myself before. The company I've heard jewtubers reference a lot for custom cables is cablemod.
https://usstore.cablemod.com/products/
They definitely aren't cheap though. There's also this site, which may or may not be cheaper depending on which cables you need. Has more customization options down to the cable length, but custom length will probably increase the cost significantly.
https://mainframecustom.com/product-category/custom-pc-cables/full-length-custom-power-supply-cables/seasonic-power-supply-cables/
This site also categorizes their cables by PSU brand, I've linked Seasonic. Not sure if there's actually a difference between the brands, though.
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>>367
I did a quick search and it turns out PSU cables are definitely NOT universal or interchangeable. You'll probably fry your computer unless you make sure they're compatible with your PSU.
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>>368
This. Modular cables are not a universal standard, different PSU brands and sometimes even different models from the same brand (especially if they were manufactured by different OEMs) can use different pinouts.

Unless the cable is confirmed to be compatible with your exact PSU model, you'll be playing russian roulette with your hardware.
>>367
Wow at those prices I could just buy a new psu with better cables for less money. My PSU is 7 years old now and a bit overkill so I guess I'll just replace it in three years when the warranty runs out and get one that comes with better cables.
Is there any way to add bookmarks or other buttons into a browser that execute a custom script? Similar to greasemonkey, except the scripts are buttons somewhere instead of activating automatically.

"Bookmarklets" are buggy cancer that don't work half the time and require special changes to the code.
Do programming languages typically use '%' for anything besides modulo operator?
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>>376
A lot and depends on the language. Eg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printf_format_string
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>>377
Well, it's technically not the language itself but a library function. In ruby you can do string % parameters instead of sprintf(string, parameters). Lua uses % for escaping in patterns (which is regex lite).
For language constructs, in the sql like operator, % works as a wildcard (the same as * in shell). I think matlab also did something funky with it but I don't remember it and fortunately I didn't have to touch that piece of shit for years.
>>377
Printf is just text parsing though, technically not part of the language.
>>166
>The real challenge is trying to find a DE/WM they're comfortable with. I tried to run elementaryOS on a liveUSB, but all I get are initramfs errors.
KDE Plasma if they like something 'full featured' and ugly. Cinnamon or MATE if they prefer an older desktop-first style. Something extremely minimalist or the exact opposite and something more obviously non-windows with fancy conky shit  if you think they want to brag about that using screenshots cancerous I know but anything to get people into it and over the initial 4-5 month hump of using Linux.
>>167
Cinnamon and MATE are close to old Windows and are good for Win7 holdouts or anyone who still complains it doesn't look like XP. KDE Plasma is closer to Win10. Mint is not a DE and Cinnamon is plenty usable with other distros. I'd recommend MATE for someone concerned with performance over style though.

>>355
Already looks better than anything I've ever done.

>>197
>it's bad idea to let noobs install random stuff from the AUR.
People need to be taught this from day one: the AUR is little better than just grabbing random executables off any given website so you must not just blindly use it. It is not a magical wonderland.
How risky is it to run the infinity IB software, commit 727190d9c3 (what smuglo.li uses)?
I'd make a imageboard software thread, but I don't have any experience in running imageboards or system administration.
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>>425
Start from learning the basics. Learn about but don't have to master:
>what is a computer, os, cpu, .,.
>what is software, source code, machine language
>what is network, ip, tcp, http
>what is security
>what is (((botnet)))
Use a search engine. There may be guides to quickly do what you want quickly. But you won't know what you are doing.
tldr: install gentoo
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>>427
There are plenty of laptops that do that, and they're fucking retarded.
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>>431
Of course that's retarded you retarded fuck, that screen is fucking tiny and unusable. The video that I posted has the second screen the same size as the first, so it can help with work immensely. Why the fuck was my post deleted? 
Also I have a potato laptop but I want to play some newer games that require stronger hardware. Instead of building or buying an entire new system, why don't I just buy a new gpu and plug it to the laptop. Shouldn't that give me the same performance?
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>>432
>The video that I posted has the second screen the same size as the first, so it can help with work immensely.
The entire purpose of a laptop is that it's compact, lightweight, and portable. Manufacturing an entire 13-15 inch panel and finding a way to attach and hinge it so it's both practical and durable is a complete fucking waste of time. You're better off just buying a portable display and plugging it into the laptop.
>Also I have a potato laptop but I want to play some newer games that require stronger hardware. Instead of building or buying an entire new system, why don't I just buy a new gpu and plug it to the laptop. Shouldn't that give me the same performance?
It's possible on some laptops. I think on older thinkpads you can do it either by using the m.2 wifi slot on the motherboard or by using the expresscard slot some of them come with. On new laptops they need to have some compatible USB type C implementation which I think was called thunderbolt but intel has recently opened up the standard and is being rebranded as USB4.

If your laptop is a potato it would probably be severely bottlenecked by your CPU so you couldn't just throw a high end discreet GPU into it and have the same performance, but it would perform much better than the iGPU if you got it to work yes.
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>>433
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfQld5XWPkI
I was watching this video and looks like just a new gpu is enough to handle all new games with max setting.
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>>434
The guy in that video is using a laptop with a replaceable CPU instead of a soldered one like most laptops are, and he upgrades it to one that isn't going to be the bottleneck in the system.
What is the supposed way to record music along with metadata from an internet radio that's an .m3u that points to https...stream.mp3 (or .ogg)? I want to playback it as itäs downloading too.
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>>432
>Why the fuck was my post deleted? 
I got a bit too paranoid and went too far with rulecucking. Its a stupid reason but that's all I can give. Gomen
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>>436
Keyword is "record tags internet radio"
https://askubuntu.com/questions/666751/gui-program-to-record-internet-radio-with-songs-tags-title-artist-etc
>>437
A better approach may be warnings and short term ban at first few attempts, then delete and perm-ban for persistent offenders. This sets examples for would-be brainlet posters.
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>>433
>Manufacturing an entire 13-15 inch panel and finding a way to attach and hinge it so it's both practical and durable is a complete fucking waste of time.
Wrong. Although now thanks to USB-C external displays that use a single cable for both power and signal makes this built in approach impractical.

Also some higher end workstation laptops have a MXM3 GPU slot. A laptop to play newer demanding games is always a terrible idea unless you have money to waste. You might be better off streaming it.
>>436
tl;dr >>439
use streamripper to "record and split streaming mp3 into tracks"

I was looking for a more basic solution though. Also I don't want the stream recording to be split. ##which streamripper can do with -a option, however, it still creates a directory with split tracks for some reason##.
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Do decent plastic earphones exist anymore? I mean ones that you don't have to stick 7 feet inside your ear, and ones that aren't made of some rubber that becomes a disgusting slimy mess after a couple days and crumble into pieces if you wipe them clean too many times. It's like not a single pair exist in this entire country nor any of the online stores I know of, except for shitty 8€ pieces of garbage that you can barely hear properly from. Why does everyone seem to prefer sticking dildos into their ear canals instead of using these that can be perfectly fine?

The pair I had was decent but recently broke, and I have no idea where I got them from.
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>>442
Forgot about wireless cancer and fucking mac exclusive connectors.
Just got a used Raspberry Pi 4B (4GB model) whatever, save it, wanted to install Kodi and use it to access my "media server" (it's just an external drive I access with Universal Media Server) on my big old dumb TV.
I'll look up the tutorials myself, but is it wise to use the same Pi for viewing media and emulator?
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>>444
Never tried to do emulation on an RPi (plus I only have RPi2 which is slow as shit), but at worst you can have two microsd cards with two separate distro or whatever.
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I'm getting a new computer and I'm going to use linux, but right now I'm using wangblows. I have an external hard drive that I want to use to transfer important files from one computer to another. I'm sure it's not as simple as plugging the hard drive into computer a, copying the files over, then moving them to computer b. I've tried searching around and haven't found anything that answers my question but it's probable I'm not looking in the right places. 

I guess I'm asking, are there any specific steps I need to take to move files from a windows machine to a linux machine via external hard drive?
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>>446
>I guess I'm asking, are there any specific steps I need to take to move files from a windows machine to a linux machine via external hard drive?
No, it's literally that simple. You may run into issues if they're things like video game files when you try to run them, but that's just an edge case I've run into once or twice when trying to run games over WINE that are installed to an NTFS drive. And I haven't experienced that in awhile.

What kind of files? It's weird that you're going to start using linux but don't seem to understand the basics of how it works. Why haven't you experimented with it in a virtual machine?
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>>447
>It's weird that you're going to start using linux but don't seem to understand the basics of how it works.
I have the very basics down; I generally understand how to use it. I just assumed it was a more complicated process for that kind of thing than it was. When I searched before all the results said "make transferring blah blah blah easy," which implied to me that it was difficult. I figured for image/video/music files it would have been alright, I was mainly concerned about program/software files not working properly (but those are replacable outside of save files for video game emulators).
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>>448
Files are files and linux should be able to read the windows formats. You should even be able to read a drive with Windows installed on it and all the system files just fine if you wanted to. You may or may not run into problems actually running games that were installed on Windows and moved over onto Linux, but the files themselves can be copied like any other files.
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>>449
The main thing I was concerned about was the hard drive being formatted for Windows and thus not reading on Linux, but from the sounds of it that's not a concern I should have.
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>>450
Yeah NTFS can be read and written on Linux fine if you install ntfs-3g (some distros like Kubuntu have it preinstalled).
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>>450
You could pass through an external USB HDD directly to a virtual machine to see how it works with your distro you intend to run using VirtualBox.
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>>451
Good to know. 
>>452
I'll do that for testing. It isn't coming until Friday so I have time to figure things out. Thanks!
>>446
Just use NTFS, it'll work from linux and windows too. Just don't create a dynamic partition in windows or what the fuck it's called, Doing the reverse, using linux filesystems on windows is a PITA
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>>446
-Don't forget to copy over your:
>bookmarks
>passwords
>saved game files if you're into vidya

-Write down which pieces of software you use the most and then go down that list when looking for their linux alternatives/equivalents.

-Make sure you have the proper drivers for your machine/OS combo, at the very least check you have your motherboard's LAN adapter driver
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i'm doing a lot more of my personal work away from home now, and my X220T is simply too small of a screen that it gets in the way of my workflow, and it's starting to show its age. the problem is that everything else about it is perfect, and no other laptop has the features that it has. basically I want one that
>has a trackpoint
>medium to large touchscreen that is good for drawing and flips to cover the keyboard, none of that two-in-one shit, or at least one with a detachable keyboard
>preferably a Ryzen processor
>easy to take apart/get into and easily upgradeable
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Why does anon prefer .webm over .mkv?  Wouldn't .mkv be better on principle since .webm is now managed by Google.
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>>464
You probably don't know enough, mkv is only a container format. The codec is the main difference.
>>457
Can't you just connect another display to it?
>>464
Because anon uses the amalgamation of piles of shit known as a web browser to talk to other anons. Yes, a Matroska container is superior to a WebM container because it can hold the most varied combinations of encoded streams. However, browser support is too varied for it which is why posting videos on an imageboard is more of a job for WebM.
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Can someone recommend any decent dictionary/thesaurus software?
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>>467
dictd
>>466
>Can't you just connect another display to it?
that ruins the whole point of a laptop though
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Is there a process for disabling the AMD PSP? There doesn't seem to be any explicit instructions with PSPTool that allows you to modify a BIOS file to disable it.
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Are the proprietary nvidia drivers specific to each individual GPU model on linux? Should I do a fresh OS install if I'm upgrading my GPU to a new nvidia model?
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>>492
>Are the proprietary nvidia drivers specific to each individual GPU model on linux?
Older nvidia cards (600 series and older) will require an older version of the proprietary drivers. The modern cards will work with the current versions.
>Should I do a fresh OS install if I'm upgrading my GPU to a new nvidia model?
You probably won't need to reinstall your OS. Check if things work well with your new GPU. If you run into issues, reinstall your distro or try to fix some issues yourself.
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So I'm trying to talk with someone through mumble but my voice keeps looping back and echoing through their mics so I keep hearing myself and that's horrible. All this is weird because the other guy is wearing a headset so technically it shouldn't be anywhere loud enough to be picked up by the mic but hell it's even louder than the guy's voice.

I figured the issue could be that maybe he accidentally enabled stereomix, but I know it's not the case because when they play stuff like videos and such I don't hear shit, it's just my own voice that goes through. If that wasn't enough they're on a Mac, and stereomix is a paywalled 3rd party only feature which he doesn't have.

Now the thing is we used voice chat, on mumble specifically, before (read just a few days ago) and it was working just fine with no echo from myself and he insists he didn't change anything in his setup. So does anyone know what the fuck it's going on and how to fix it?
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Which providers have proven to be a good choice for things like personal VPNs and seedboxes?
>>493
I'll be going from a 900 series to a 1000 series. I've had some annoying experiences with the proprietary drivers in the past but I'll try just slotting it in and seeing if it recognizes it and works fine. I guess my question is do the 450 drivers encompass multiple GPU's in the same driver like how the kernel encompasses all the AMD drivers? I think you've answered that as yes for more modern cards but I'm just confirming.
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What are the major differences between NTFS and ext4?

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>>498
There's quite a bit, but a big one for users is that it doesn't get nearly as fragmented as NTFS. Last I checked, Windows schedules around one defragmenting per week to keep things remotely acceptable, while it's such a non-issue on ext4 that most distros flat out don't bother.
>>498
STFW
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>>478
I read that AMD has added an option to disable PSP but only on certain motherboards, I'm doubtful whether that function even does what it's advertised.

Wouldn't some nigger rigged solution be to have a firewall bridge which blocks the actual packets being sent from the processor but that would necessitate finding out where the processor could send to and which protocol in the first place.

https://youtu.be/IW2YsxSj6zE
i havent watched it but i will later.

And if you hate psp/ME just wait until you find out about the glownigger FIREWALK IntelNIC ethernet adapter and cottonmouth1-3 they have to at least have introduced these backdoors with oem since 2013 by now.
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>>495
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>>506
my guess is that you or xir might have open/semi-open headphones and the mic might pick up the sound because of that?
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>>506
Has he turned on the echo cancellation? Have you tried experimenting with other VOIP software like TOX? Voice echo is probably just going to boil down to a hardware issue, possibly his headphones being too loud and open back or the earpads being mesh and leaking audio that is being picked up by your mic.

Mumble has pretty robust tools to tweak when sound is transmitted so even if his headphones are leaking audio which is triggering the mic he should be able to tweak it just right so only his voice goes through.
Are there any Linux infographics for Windows equivalents and programs like PDF readers anyone could post?
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>>513
There's the installgentoo wiki pages, but their recommendations can be hit or miss.
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/List_of_recommended_GNU/Linux_software
Usually they're alright though.
https://alternativeto.net/
This site is also pretty good for finding software that is specifically comparable the programs you're already familiar with, and seeing whether or not there are good open source alternatives.

Then there's always just sifting through your package manager and trying things out.
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>>514
Arch Linux wiki has a huge list of applications. Maybe too much, but if you tried all popular alternatives and you still haven't found a good one, it may be worth to check out.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications
>>510
Faggot.
>>513
The only equivalent of Windows programs is Windows programs or ports.
>expecting equivalence when the OS itself is already completely different
It is an invitation of stupid user questions. (Why is it not the same?!!!)
What's a good laptop for old vidya? I was thinking getting either a Lenovo T60 or a T430.
FOSS firewalls for Windows?

Any modern e-readers with SD card slots that read pirated and public domain e-books easily?
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>>527
>FOSS firewalls for Windows?
simplewall is the best. Just make sure to enable few options in it's settings like Microsoft IP's blocklists (which will make your Windows unable to download updates through Windows Update, but installing Windows updates should be always done manually).
>>510
I need to investigate this further but I don't think that's it because we tested it from two different machines, a windows AIO and a Mac laptop, and only the Mac acted up.
>Has he turned on the echo cancellation?
Yes.
>Have you tried experimenting with other VOIP software like TOX?
>Voice echo is probably just going to boil down to a hardware issue, possibly his headphones being too loud and open back or the earpads being mesh and leaking audio that is being picked up by your mic.
I dunno we tried to fiddle with settings a bit and it was still there, it's fucking annoying.
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What build options does the official ffmpeg Debian package use?
How can I check what build options are used for official Debian packages?
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>>539
ffmpeg is one of the few packages that prints out the whole configuration commandline on each run unless you hide it with some obscure command line flag. So just get the official debian package and run it if you're on debian. Otherwise you might have to look at their build scripts.
>>539
https://buildd.debian.org/
How do I install dnscrypt-proxy on Artix? OpenRC outputs an error when I'm trying to start the dnscrypt service. This happens only on Artix, as every other Arch-based distro that I've used starts dnscrypt perfectly fine and without a single problem.
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>>547
Read the error message and figure it out, brainlet.
Are there any good quality KVM switches that support 4K/144hz+? The majority seem to be cheap unreliable chink shit.
Do anyone know what the heck happened with opennic? Most of their DNS servers are offline.
https://archive.vn/GC2PR
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>>547
I had a similar issue during my install several years ago. Assuming they didn't fix it, it has something to do with their dnscrypt-openrc script package. You'll need to compare it with another source like Gentoo to see what's wrong and read the script itself.
>>554
Mine still works. Use unbound.
I'm looking to run a webmail server on Arch Linux. Looking for suggestions in terms of which software to run. I want it to be as private as possible.
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Is teamspeak3 compromised? If it run it off my machines, they shouldn't have a way to record conversations in the same way that discord probably does, right? Yes, I realize this might sound a bit paranoid.
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>>569
It's proprietary software but self-hosted, so generally the only people that are going to be capable of harvesting your communications are those running the servers themselves, and I very much doubt someone is going to be using their little team speak server made for a dozen people to data mine their conversations. Mumble is the better choice just because it's open source, but both are infinitely more secure choices to discord. Even mumble wouldn't prevent someone running the server from capturing communications and recording conversations. It's just ridiculously unlikely anyone would bother going through that much work, and if the concept really bothers you then you host a server yourself.
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>>576
Imaging being such a fucking retard who can't even STFW.
All of your questions can be easily searched. Just tried it.
My android  recently can't receive call but still can call others. I used this vpn and I think might be the case because when I change back to real IP the search engine still show up the previous country language. What do? Is it because of the vpn or something else?
>>568
See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mail_server
I don't have any experience in selfhosting mail servers, but I'll still answer with software that is good from what I've seen. Source is from Luke Smith's emailwiz script: https://github.com/lukesmithxyz/emailwiz

Mail delivery agent: Postfix
POP3/IMAP server: Dovecot
Antispam: Spamassassin
Email validation (used to not get blocked by Gmail and other big providers): OpenDKIM
>>573
yes, I'm running my own. Just wanted someone else's input on that. Thanks.
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>>589
If you have the choice I'd run a mumble server. It'll likely be more secure by nature of being open source.
Is there something like invidous for Twitter? I think I recall hearing something like that but I don't remember what it was.
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>>607
Nitter instances
https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/Instances
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>>608
>nitter
That's the one, thanks.
What are the file naming conventions called for imageboards like cuckchan, lynx, vichan, and jschan?
Examples of what I'm asking about
>1437160870731.jpg
vs
>6ef4bf627f3482386d45b10597d3807e6c8177468f4fc02f994f8f49d879fb88.png
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>>610
First is a timestamp (Fri Jul 17 19:21:10 UTC 2015), the second is probably the sha256sum of the image
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>>611
My followup question then, is there a command line tool that serves the same function as jschan's filename stripper to rename my files so they have a randomized sha256sum as the filename?
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>>612
There is sha256sum, part of the GNU coreutils. It should be preinstalled in nearly every distro including Arch (part of base group).
You can just run sha256sum on the file then rename the file to the sha256sum output.
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>>613
That's useful but not quite the same thing as what the file name stripper does.
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>>612
Your tool is the command line. Also hashsums aren't randomized, they're (ideally) a one-to-one match to the byte array you feed to it. Imageboard software uses it to avoid duplicating file uploads. The question is: why would you want to use it? By erasing a meaningful name you just make it harder to find what you want.

>>614
This is a sample script with a default dry run state, just adapt away what you don't want or need (SHA256, extension checking etc.):

possible language: bash, relevance: 68
#!/bin/bash

is_dry=true
# The only script argument, use -f to see actual changes
if [[ "$1" == "-f" ]]; then
	echo "Force mode, committing changes."
	is_dry=false
fi

# Grouping together file extension checks with escaped parentheses because of -o
# Setting delimiter as NUL to make file names safe to work with
# -r in while helps avoid mangling backslashes
find . -type f \( -name "*.jpg" -o -name "*.png" \) -print0 | while read -r -d $'\0' file_path
do
	# Working with built-in patterns to avoid creating unnecessary forks
	file_dirname="${file_path%/*}"
	file_fullname="${file_path##*/}"
	# Shortest match from beginning helps catch names like example.(bak.jpg) <-
	file_ext="${file_fullname#*.}"
	file_name="${file_fullname%%.*}"
	# No need for NUL delimiter here because first field is all we care about
	file_sha256="$(sha256sum "$file_path" | cut -d " " -f 1)"
	if [[ ! "$file_sha256" == "$file_name" ]]; then
		echo "Moving \"${file_path}\" as hash name \"${file_sha256}.${file_ext}\""
		# Dry run check
		if [ ! $is_dry ]; then
			# Bracket expansion on variables to emphasize where / and . are
			mv "$file_path" "${file_dirname}/${file_sha256}.${file_ext}"
		fi
	fi
done
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>>615
FAQ a shit, code block syntax doesn't match so you'll have to read it like this.
When will you pick fork + mmap shm vs pthreads?
Also what is your favorite IPC mechanism and why?
>Sysv mq
>POSIX mq
>pipe
>unix(7)
>local tcp socket
>mmap shm
>POSIX Semaphore
>signal
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>>625
PS: Favorite, I know what those are.
Any alternative to Telegram?
https://archive.vn/lNGKf
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>>631
>this is supposed to be the "last straw"
>not the fact you have to use a fucking phone number to sign up
Matrix is the only thing that comes close to these programs as far as I'm aware, and Matrix front-ends are all fucking terrible last time I tried them. Riot.im for whatever reason rebranded to https://element.io/ , so you could check that out. Maybe they fixed their dogshit software after the rebrand.
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Since flash's death is right around the corner, I was wondering if any of you knew of efficient (and retard-friendly) ways of converting swf files into webm/mp4.
Obviously not for flash games but rather the plethora of musical loops and miscellaneous videos I've accumulated in that format throughout the years, which I can't find anywhere else and would like to convert so as to be able to upload them wherever in the future.
I'm pretty tech-illiterate and I'm sure there must be ways to do it which simply eluded me due to the aforementioned, so apologies in advance for my ignorance.
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>>634
>Element/Riot requires to solve a (((recaptcha))) when registering for an account.
A one time jewgle captcha is pretty inoffensive relative to every other discord alternative. And being able to sign up to it without any email or anything is a big bonus. I checked it out again and it seems like the programs gotten a little better in terms of general UX. But I'm too lazy to test/figure out if they have a good VOIP solution yet.
>>633
Aren't there alternatives to adobe fladh player that can use .swf files too?
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>>636
I'm sure there are, but I'm not really looking for that, I just want to convert my swf files which are essentially either gifs with music on a loop or short videos to mp4/webm so I can upload them to imageboards or wherever flash is no longer supported on the internet.
I don't reckon it should be that hard of a task but I don't know how to do it, that's why I ask.
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I want to download W7 in my computer, but it seems motherfucking Intel has put a lock on all 7th generation CPUs and beyond where W7 is not supported at all. What can I do to work around this absolutely natural and spontaneous (((cohencidence)))?
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Question:
Why does nothing ever work on linux?
Every time I try to do a project, every time I try to install a piece of software which has been recommended up and down around the internet, it all falls apart. Why?
>read list of recommended libre software for loonix on installgentoowiki
>none of the media players can even play a video file without heating up the machine an extra 20°C. And the video is always hitching. And the colors are fucked up.
>VLC works just fine out of the box and doesn't even heat up the box

>try to set up emulators raspbian
>only manage to set up a GB emulator through Mednafen
>can't edit controller inputs
>can't map L2 and R2 on Retropie
>can't connect 8bitdo controller with bluetooth

>kodi doesn't collect meta info correctly
>American Beauty turns into The Bee Movie
>slav crime drama Brat (Brother) is labeled as BRATZ: The Movie
>can't even scan through my hard drive and find all the video files
>only 1 and a half season of Seinfeld is visible
>have to dig through files manually to even watch half the series
>can't share shit
>can't connect to local network to exchange files with my main PC

>barely got Samba to run on Raspbian
>even have it visible on the network
>can't open it
>can't map network drive
<ACCESS DENIED
>spend 2 full days looking for solutions which range from editing the samba config file to turning off IPv6 connections entirely
>nothing works
nothing ever works
>>648
Linux is a flawless piece of perfection and any issues you have with it is because you're a lazy retard nigger with 20 IQ, go back to windows faggot, the Linux Community™ doesn't want you.
>>648
Linux isn't any more or less broken than Windows. It's equally as broken minus some spyware. It's just broken in different ways. Some things will work out of the box that would be difficult or impossible on windows, others vice versa. Though I don't really see the purpose in things like Kodi. Surely it's not that difficult just to navigate your movies and TV shows manually.

As for NAS I've never been able to get that to work on either windows or linux.
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>>650
>Linux isn't less broken than Windows
Get a load of this windows fanboy, how much is Micro$oft paying you?
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>>648
>Kodi
use Jellyfin nigger, Kodi is a meme
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>>652
why?
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>>648
All OSes are really broken for me. I dunno why they are all so broken whenever I try to do anything.
t. big distrohopper
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>>655
checked. Stop hopping, settle down and gitgud at just one. After two years you'll thank yourself Anon.
>>651
I don't know about windows, it was a piece of crap even 20 years ago and I don't think anything changed in the meantime, but linux (kernel + the whole ecosystem) is definitely getting worse and worse with each new release. First we got pulseaudio, then systemd, and gnome3 and whatever else you have in userspace, then finally Linus yielding/going sjw/whatever and diversity hires in linux kernel fucking up everythng that worked, like getting gpu hangs every few hour in a fucking stable kernel release with intel drivers. VFIO passthrough were also broken for releases.
I'll really have to look into something like OpenBSD, where developers are still valued based on their code and not how many pronouns they have in their twatter bio. Too bad HW support is basically non-existent for anything.
sage for blogposting
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>>658
>I'll really have to look into something like OpenBSD, where developers are still valued based on their code and not how many pronouns they have in their twatter bio
sorry to be the bearer of bad news anon. :/
https://github.com/openbsd/src/commit/5bde2954c180034a27b079acaff46073dc75139b
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>>651
I haven't used Windows in 3 years. Linux is the better operating system, but from a raw usability perspective, at least for the average person, it's just as bothersome as Windows in most cases.

If we adjusted for the learning curve then Linux is clearly superior, but we can't adjust for that because no matter what we do people are simply going to have a decade+ of experience with windows and they're always going to have barely any experience with Linux.

I'm not a microjew "fanboy", I'm just setting realistic expectations for what using Linux is like. Once you learn how to deal with all the quirks, navigate the file system, fix all the oddball issues that each distribution will inevitably have with your specific software choices, then it's great. But that takes time and effort to learn. If you go around pretending like no one will ever run into weird bugs and issues with Linux and that it'll magically fix all their problems then you're just going to set people up for failure.
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>>654
Because I've been using it for months and had very few issues with it. Hardest part is setting up hardware decoding but even that's not too difficult assuming you read the guides. Just install it, go through the steps in the web interface, and you're done. Haven't had any issues with mismatches, although my server is an unholy mess of FTP and SMB so navigating is a bit weird.
>>660
So it has fallen too? Crap, is there any alternate left?

>>661
>average user
Yeah, if all you need is a web browser to read faceberg and the usual shit, windows can do it. All they can do is to press the big button and if something doesn't work complain, they don't care that on windows if you want to fine tune something or check some low level setting you need a bunch of obscure tools from random sites, because you can't configure anything out of the box, while on linux all you need is a shell and procfs and sysfs and text based config files, and you can script it easily unlike those abomination GUI garbage you have at windows.
Reminds me when my dad decided to try out Ubuntu many years ago. If something didn't work, he'd ask me, and I'd open a terminal, type in two commands and problem solved. Two days later he uninstalled it because he didn't want to mess in a console. So that's your average user for you. And for that kind of workload, windoze is sadly better, because even "user friendly" distros are severely lacking (and by the way, complete garbage, like Ubuntu). However, if you're not afraid of tinkering and invest time into it, Linux will easily topple windows and you will never want to go back.
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Are MAC addresses only a concern for connecting to networks? If I'm always on a home network do I need to be spoofing them?
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>So it has fallen too?
AFAICT, r/n it's simply to support BurnLootMurder domestic terrorists. But I'm sure the commie's game plan is to have them propping up stronk, independynts, trannies, and other degeneracy soon as well. Just Marxist doing Marxist's things.

What about Gentoo? I don't know if it's been infected with pozz yet?
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>>660
>>663
>>665
See pic related

DAY OF THE SEAL SOON
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>>638
>motherfucking Intel has put a lock on all 7th generation 
That's a new one to me man, first they softlock usb3.0 where you have to flash the iso and now a real lock? LOL Wonder why (((they))) really, really don't want billions of normies using their paid windows 7 at all. Probably nwo pedo gates obsessed with farming data I imagine.

Also the solution is never buying (((Jewtel))) though there's probably a workaround

>>637
Super simple. You can do this with ffmpeg like this: ffmpeg -i in.swf out.mp4
 
>>650
Listen noob I don't think you understand the gift of  LINUX which gives people FREEDOM to do EXACTLY WHAT THE HELL WE WANT WITH OUR PERSONAL COMPUTERS.

>>658 
$ystemd is cancer, I'm convinced it's 100% glownigger shit, many vulns found, unknown remain, they used C, red hat are literal contract for DOD glownigger alphabets, and that fag con artist Poettering comes from that bunch. It's noticeable they wanted to streamline linux in a direction they could parasitize too upon with their bloated ripoff of CAT even though the SysV was completely fine.

On this end does anyone know why everyone switched overnight to that cancer with no alternative, did they get paid with donation under the table like with directX or what? Why did they feel so forced to change?  Tranny shills saying it's superior doesn't cut it, systemd literally fucking blows.
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>>664
Yes you should use macchanger because it's a privacy layer that is fast nice and convenient.
>>667
>why everyone switched overnight to that cancer
All my gentoo and apline boxes work fine without that crap. There's also devuan if you want something more debian like.
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>>670
Already installed sir, devuan is amazing, but I'm using a systemd on another since I'm a lazy fuckhead that doesn't want to mess with multi modified kernels and gfx drivers for the time being. 

I just wish there was some easy unbloat tool for this garbage, since guides on removing systemd is virtually nonexistent because it's fucking jew cancerware.
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>>671
>I just wish there was some easy unbloat tool for this garbage, since guides on removing systemd is virtually nonexistent because it's fucking jew cancerware.
There is no easy way once a distro's system is infected with it -- as intended by Redhat ofc. There is a good reason it took the Devuan team two full years to excise that cancer from Debian.

Like all diseases, prevention is better than cure.
Just bought a ps2 to usb converter for my old keyboard and mouse. All keys work except for "print screen, scroll lock, pause/break" and "alt". Is there any way for me to fix it? At least with the alt key? I like this keyboard and don't want to buy a new one.
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>>677
A real active converter or just a cable? Many keyboards can support both PS2 and USB, but they just have a single plug. If you have a really old keyboard, it's possible that it doesn't support usb at all then you need an active converter. Try with an other converter if possible or plug it into a different computer if you have.
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>>667
>ffmpeg -i in.swf out.mp4
I've already tried that before with different files just in case. Either the output file is corrupt or it just extracts the audio with no image.
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>>680
does

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg swftools

swfcombine -d file.swf -o file_new.swf

ffmpeg -i file.swf video.mp4

work?
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>>681
I'll give it a try and report back.
>>681
It didn't. Same issues as before.
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>>683
do you have libav-tools installed?
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>>684
My bad, just downloaded swftools.
Pardon the retardation, but how do I install it manually?
I'm on wangblows, I was able to do so with swftools successfully but I'm not sure how to do it with libav. I already downloaded one of the builds from their site.
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>>678
So i found out that it is definitely the contact layers that are at fault here. Is there anyway for me to fix it? The converter works fine, it's not the problem.
>>685
>wangblows
Sorry, I don't know. Making things easy would be using a virtualmachine with linux. This way you can also easily troubleshoot.
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>>688
No problem, thanks for all the help anyway.
I'll keep the VM option in mind but it seems like too much of a hassle at the moment.
For the time being I'm gonna check forums and whatnot to see if there's a way to install one of the windows libav builds manually.
I just wish there was a software that could convert them in a more streamlined manner.
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I recently had the pleasure of discovering botnet on my local network, a "gift" as it seems from my service provider, an innocent tv box, but seemingly not so innocent after all. It would directly connect and listen/leech to every single connected device on the network, wired or wireless as long as the box has access to router and send data out corresponding to the ran traffic on devices. In this pic it does not connect to green anymore for example as all ports are blocked.

I checked  the addresses of the tree in question and sure enough they are some obscure class D, and multiple had been marked for abuse which is enough as well as using an obscure proprietary protocol  ez2meet related to actual trojans, so far no hard evidence but, seems very strange. Thoughts?

Since I'm curious I want to find out and record exactly what it does send for closure though, would a rasperri pi wireshark between box itself and router suffice? Any suggestions?
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Out of nowhere my crt monitor gets blurry after 10 minutes of use. Any idea what to do?
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I can't install UMS (Ultimate Media Server) on my raspi. Every time I try to run the .sh file, it just throws up this error:

`
UMS.sh: 72: exec: jre15/bin/java: Exec format error
`
I ran the debug and I don't know what any of this bullshit means.
`
[email protected]:~/Downloads/ums-10.0.0-a1 $ sh -x UMS.sh
+ readlink -f UMS.sh
+ CMD=/home/pi/Downloads/ums-10.0.0-a1/UMS.sh
+ dirname /home/pi/Downloads/ums-10.0.0-a1/UMS.sh
+ DIRNAME=/home/pi/Downloads/ums-10.0.0-a1
+ cygwin=false
+ uname
+ false
+ [ x = x ]
+ PMS_HOME=/home/pi/Downloads/ums-10.0.0-a1
+ export PMS_HOME
+ cd /home/pi/Downloads/ums-10.0.0-a1
+ [ x = x ]
+ [ x != x ]
+ JAVA=java
+ [ -f jre15/bin/java ]
+ JAVA=jre15/bin/java
+ PMS_JARS=update.jar:ums.jar
+ false
+ [ x = x ]
+ FONTCONFIG_PATH=/etc/fonts
+ export FONTCONFIG_PATH
+ [ x = x ]
+ FONTCONFIG_FILE=/etc/fonts/fonts.conf
+ export FONTCONFIG_FILE
+ [ x = x ]
+ UMS_MAX_MEMORY=1280M
+ exec jre15/bin/java -Xmx1280M -Xss2048k -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Djna.nosys=true -classpath update.jar:ums.jar net.pms.PMS
UMS.sh: 72: exec: jre15/bin/java: Exec format error
`

I tried running it on a clean install, I updated my java, I installed OpenJDK, I removed and re-installed OpenJDK, I tried the more stable 9.8.3. version of UMS, but I can't get the fucking .sh file to run.
I've been following the very clear instructions from the included readme and their github: https://github.com/UniversalMediaServer/UniversalMediaServer/wiki/Linux-install-instructions
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>>692
put on some sexy insulated gloves, open that sucker, check for popped capacitors and tighten the magnet matrix
Suggestion for a third party mail client?
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>>699
Claws Mail is a good one to use.
You should consult this Arch wiki page next time before asking another question related to software recommendations.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/list_of_applications
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>>700
Sorry, I did look at that but there's so many, it's hard to know which is good. I'll give this one a try, thank you for your time and for the quick response.
Is there a way to view or download google docs without actually accessing google? Like some kind of invidous-type service or proxy? There's way too many people who upload basic .txt-tier information into google's jew botnet services. I don't care what format it's in as long as it's mostly readable.
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>>702
Use Tor to access the page and download the document? In the case of spreadsheets, they can be downloaded in .ods instead of Microsoft's extensions and they retain their functionality.
>>690
This seems interesting but I don't know anything about this kind of stuff. This might be something for a thread.
>>695
Try running shellcheck on it, the shebang is there so it may just be a case of exec not having properly placed double quotes.
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How can I set the default file picker to KDialog on GTK DEs? The GTK file picker is literal cancer as it still doesn't support thumbnail icon views after 16+ years.
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/File_Picker_meme
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>>2 (OP) 
I'm interested in learning how to program, I was thinking of using this list and sci's wiki to guide me, what do you think of them?
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>>708
dunno but
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uniform_look_for_Qt_and_GTK_applications#Consistent_file_dialog
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GTK
<ctrl f file choo (more like chuu wahaha)

I'm just c&ping filepaths, file pickers are for monke. Every file chooser in existence has editable path bar that they focus on ctrl+l.
>inb4 I or L
nothing personeel, uninstall fonts
Also,
>16 years old FEATURE
>haven't seen _one_ picture-guide for dummies on how to change it
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>>711
I installed xdg-desktop-portal-kde (xdg-desktop-portal is preinstalled) and tried to set GTK_USE_PORTAL=1 in ~/.profile, but that didn't work. 
DE is MATE 1.24
OS is Linux Mint 20
I could probably figure it out eventually with the arch wiki links provided.
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>>712
logout and login perhaps?
Isn't there a comment in ~/.profile saying that it runs on login?
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>>714
I did log out and log back in right after I set the variable in ~/.profile. I tried rebooting too but that didn't work.
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>>707
That didn't help.
I still have no idea what I'm looking at.
Boy I sure do love linux!
>search synaptic package manager for software
search results only match entered terms 30% of the time, everything else is useless
>install package
no UI
>install every package with the same name
still no UI
>try every possible permutation of the package name with the words HELP or README
go fuck yourself
>look it up on github or an official site
please refer to the readme
>where is it?
I SAID GO FUCK YOURSELF!
>look for another package
compile this, add that, boy golly sure hope you got all those dependencies installed which don't install automatically same as the rest for some reason
>error
tough shit, rtfm, faggot

I wish every single person who ever recommended linux to have a paralyzing stroke, so they too can sit there and do their best Stephen Hawking impression. Fuck your terminal and fuck your modus opperandi.
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>>709
You have to first establish just how new to programming you are. There is the fucked around with programs, configuring the OS and debugging little scripts from an early age new and then there is the complete novice. Then you need to figure out how good at math are you.

So, to map it out:
Familiarity with tech, good math - SICP.
Unfamiliar with tech, good math - A lecture series on basic concepts of programming and computing, followed by SICP.
Familiarity with tech, bad math - Stroustroup's book off /sci/wiki instead of SICP; you can start it afterwards to fill in the gaps.
Unfamiliar with tech, bad math - HTDP instead of SICP, it assumes less math knowledge; same with starting it afterwards.

Learning how to program is, in general, a feeling out of the field. Don't try to dive too deep right from the start or you might burn out.
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>>717
>I still have no idea what I'm looking at.
Check if every package is installed then.
>search results only match entered terms 30% of the time
Because you're on a Raspberry Pi, which is ARM. There are less packages available for it.
>compile this, add that
You are trying to use a piece of software that needs some specific things that aren't readily available for your architecture. For example, VLC with hardware acceleration and the same for ffmpeg.
>which don't install automatically same as the rest for some reason
Wrong OS for that, most software doesn't ship with their own pre-compiled libraries and there is no WinSxS equivalent on Linux.
>tough shit, rtfm, faggot
I quite literally entered "universalmediaserver raspi" into a search engine and read up on why you need to separately compile certain things yourself in the span of 5 minutes and that there are ARM-specific sidegrades to UMS. What do you need it for?
>I wish every single person who ever recommended linux to have a paralyzing stroke
Windows isn't immune to RTFM either, there's just more of a safety net.
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So what's so wrong about premoderation?
I can't think of a better way to moderate a board than a combination of premoderation and id - everyone has an id in the form of a post deletion password, and if you are a fucking nigger, then your posts get hidden.

>>732
>>733
>>734
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I am on a buy impulse but I don't have much money to spare. What are some cool chink tech shit that you can recommend me?
Is there any site that are good for buying/selling retro 90-00s and even 80s computers and computer parts, that are not ebay? It would be good to be european or at least ships to europe? Or am I left alone to go on ebay?
>Why dude? Why do you need it? Why not just make a virtual machine?
Because I want to have something to play older games mostly my rayman 2 copy. and also I just want to have something physical and it's just feels better for me.
Also are there any good non-virus shitted sites for os outside of winworld, because I want an alternative for some later os like win XP. Maybe for virtual machines.
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>>741
You're better off looking for old laptops that have decent CPU/GPU in them than trying to find parts for a retro PC build. Most people wanting a 90's era PC overlook them as the screen is terrible by today's standards and the battery doesn't hold a charge. Keep it plugged in to a wall outlet, hook it up to screen, max out the memory and install an IDE SSD to get a decent machine for under $50 generally. Much less if you don't care about a broken screen, locked BIOS or poor condition of the body.

I don't know if they have flea markets or thrift stores in Europe but in the west those places are gold mines in areas that have a large tech sector.
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>>737
>So what's so wrong about premoderation?
Premoderation leads to censorship on the janny's whim. There's a board that does premoderation in a way. It's called smug /a/. They use their HoiHoi janny murderbot as a form of premoderation, which managed to get dudley and Josh aka "PHP pro" BTFO by heavily throttling 8chan's servers and it slowly brought the downfall of 8chan during the pig farmer era since the /a/ janny devs still couldn't fix their HoiHoi murderbot to function in a way that doesn't throttle servers. Smug /a/ still manages to suck heavily anyways with the fear of sudden DELetion unless you assimilate with their IRC cabal circlejerk. See smug /support/ complaint threads.
Smug /a/ tries to make their board like a PHP BBS forum to some extent in their most active thread, the cafe. They weaponize the anonymous aspect of imageboards against their "users" and force them to use tripcodes or post on other threads when their IP changes. They do atleast exempt onion users from the "post outside the cafe first before posting in the cafe" rule, but they can't post files on /a/ at all. The identity proof thing may prevent drama with bad faith posters that are from other boards, but smug /a/ is still vulnerable to infighting or random "meido" IRC drama leaking out onto their own shitboard.

IRC drama shitfests: https://smuglo.li/support/res/1952.html https://smuglo.li/support/res/2508.html

>everyone has an id in the form of a post deletion password, and if you are a fucking nigger, then your posts get hidden.
The idea of anons being able to hide other posts by same IP, or rather call it board-wide or site-wide IDs is not good and destroys the purpose of anonymous imageboards. Anyone can spoof the password-based IDs too just by using a different password. It's like turning an anonymous imageboard into a fucking PHP BBS forum but with automatic user registration.
Just manually hide posts harder or use filters instead of relying on hiding other posts by same IP or by password-based IDs.
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>>737
I don't always see eye to eye with >>744. But premoderation is a bad move. Moderation is a judgement on the board's best interest between freedom and quality. Knowing how shitty most users are, it no longer makes senses to moderate in favor of freedom against quality. But mods are not perfect. Even when mods are working as is now, they can't differentiate always between culture(fun) and low quality(shitting up the board). For example, >>733 may be asking for dancing figures on Linux in a shitty way, and >>734 noticing that may be answering that question. Probably they are all retards and their posts should be deleted. But mods never know.
Premoderation takes away the chance for quality and culture to rise from chaos. Chaos is too tilted to the stupid end, so chaos needs to be trimmed. But never eliminated. That also moots the point of an image board by removing anonymity.
I understand where that is coming from. If I advertise now, hoards of 3rd world board will flood this. Before users can defend themselves and outnumber outsiders, closing the gate or using pseudoaccounts is not the answers. Nor does it attract high level posters. If I see shit like that on a new /tech/, I 360 immediately. Moderation will cost more, but it is necessary to gather a group of high level posters.
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>>746
>Chaos is too tilted to the stupid end, so chaos needs to be trimmed. But never eliminated.
stupid fucking idiots
how do you justify madlads trying to post madlad stuff, getting banned because "THIS POST WASNT UP TO STANDARD" and then calling the board gay (rightly so) and leaving
and then only your types that tolerate this remain
constrain initiative and lack of initiative will constrain (you)
take this shitpost of a webm for example, can content like this be made on your kind of shitboard? it's an effortless shitpost oWo whats this fucky wucky *nuzzles cheek*, you ban this kind of thing rite high council? then how the fuck would shit like this ever appear if you keep banning things you don't like? you ever tried shitting on it instead by replying to it? "what would that achieve" what do you MEAN what would that achieve you stupid mong that's how conversation works MODS = FAGS MODS = FAGS MODS = FAGS

I hate this.
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>>747
and then they invariably, casually voice their want for you to fuck off to 4chan out of their happy place circlejerk
here you fags need picrelated more than I do~~~~
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Please spoonfeed me on how to get free usenet access. I heard it was possible.
>>747
>>748
And I thought you were going to stop screeching about that. You will never be a woman.
You are utilizing the same strategy of SJWs and their COCk. Making threats by highlighting the limit in possibilities. (You are going to lose contributors! I am not contributing to your project because gender is a boolean.) Mobbing admins to implement their faggot shit.
It seems the only anon feeling constrained is you. The so called standard is very clear and don't you pretend that it isn't. You should've been able to differentiate between posts with (effort) content or genuine shit. Nobody is about banning random posts. If it is relevant, not retarded (eg: ignorant winfag), not shilling, not spamming, then it can exists. Do you also complain about not being able to murder because of the law that protects you as well? Because that is what it is. Bad actors and stupid niggers WILL swarm this place and all you want is the freedom to have yet another 4/g/?
You understand the reality of shitty users. Either you filter 90% of the board, like 4/g/, or attract quality posters (including those who make your webms) by banning trash. Don't straw man this by saying everything is banned. You know damn well it isn't the case.
If you have to blur the line of trash and attribute that to things that mods like, then the question is whether you trust the mods or not. The condition doesn't allow another solution. You roll for based mods and we have maximum freedom without trash. Or it is another time to make a new board.
Your better solution is to let them in, see what mass immigration led us now. So many forums and communities are ruined because of the lack of BASIC quality control. It will be no different this time. Just hop on any other /tech/, /g/ and see for yourself.
The trick is to not over use the power but set examples when you do.
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>>751
>And I thought you were going to stop screeching about that. You will never be a woman.
>leave my circlejerk reee
heh
>You are utilizing the same strategy of SJWs and their COCk. Making threats by highlighting the limit in possibilities. (You are going to lose contributors! I am not contributing to your project because gender is a boolean.) Mobbing admins to implement their faggot shit.
y-you're just as bad as them! we're gonna fucking ban people on a board that needs growth!
>It seems the only anon feeling constrained is you. The so called standard is very clear and don't you pretend that it isn't. You should've been able to differentiate between posts with (effort) content or genuine shit. 
people have fun with their shitposts, this lets them to put effort into your "community" on life support
if you force it, it ends up bland and unimaginative, good order always comes from chaos
to carefully skirt around the big "CUCKCHAN" line and big "TECH ONLY" line you have to either post in carefully defined threads or specifically designated QTDDTOT, which is forcing it, it's not fun at all 
what if I make a new thread for fags to have fun in, should I get b&d as well you cockmonglers?
this kind of rulecuckery is why a lot of faggots dodge these rulecentric kinds of shitboards instead of lurking where a small bunch of faggots say "BAN EVERYONE WE HATE" and it ends up anything they define as cuckchan, go to cuckscord instead where instead of deleted they just sell their data to communists and end up fucked up because of some trannies or something
absolute eggheads
>Nobody is about banning random posts. If it is relevant, not retarded (eg: ignorant winfag)
even now, "BAN EVERYONE WE HATE" rings true
>not shilling, not spamming, then it can exists.
spam and shilling is fair game, though shilling is best handled with extreme mockery
>Do you also complain about not being able to murder because of the law that protects you as well? Because that is what it is. Bad actors and stupid niggers WILL swarm this place and all you want is the freedom to have yet another 4/g/?
shitboard aren't similar to IRL, I don't know how you can apply such a comparison
>You understand the reality of shitty users. Either you filter 90% of the board, like 4/g/, or attract quality posters (including those who make your webms) by banning trash. Don't straw man this by saying everything is banned. You know damn well it isn't the case.
banning trash suspends the guarantee that your shitposts are safe from deletion and you don't have lurkers anymore because you're not the only shitboard around NOR are you the only alternative to 4/g/
before it was just 4/g/ so people adjusted, and now, what's the situation?
for this mental exercise, let's throw away any notions of "board quality" so we can understand what you are competing against
>4/g/ (previous popular board, has just as much clout as it had before if not more; population in the thousands)
>TOR n*no /g/ (stuck around for 2-3 years after /tech/ left 8ch to tor, managed to survive on it's own and carve out a niche)
>YOUR BOARD (le ban your post if it's not good enough xddddd we need users but we're not gonna shill xdd)
you just do not have the leeway to be anal with it
my last post on this board was in the meta and the board stayed as dead as ever, a promising example for the rest of the webring community, sasuga
>If you have to blur the line of trash and attribute that to things that mods like, then the question is whether you trust the mods or not. The condition doesn't allow another solution. You roll for based mods and we have maximum freedom without trash. Or it is another time to make a new board.
>based
distrust all hotpockets
>Your better solution is to let them in, see what mass immigration led us now. So many forums and communities are ruined because of the lack of BASIC quality control. It will be no different this time. Just hop on any other /tech/, /g/ and see for yourself.
if you do not fight the invaders with serious shitposts instead of UWB4TP the only people left will be ones posting carefully, wary of the UWB4TP or ones that don't post at all
can such fearful faggots be creative when they're focused on the "UHHH HOW DO I GET MY THREAD OP TO BE GOOD ENOUGH NOT GET THE DEL UHHHH"?
quality enforcement is a strategy of preserving the average post quality, but you need top of the curve to even succeed in this shitboard since you do not shill anywhere
>The trick is to not over use the power but set examples when you do.
and now a rulecuck is revealed for what he really is, a scrub that has to use fear to get his way instead of fair activity and means to generate it
I will never be a woman (I thank the lord for it every day) and you will never be a man
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>>754
>754
>leave my circlejerk reee
>>321
>we're gonna fucking ban people on a board that needs growth
Not cancerous growth
>good order always comes from chaos
>spam and shilling is fair game
Look at any single one /tech/ with no moderation and see what happens. This isn't irl, there is no mechanism for posters to defend themselves. How many serious shitposter do you need to win against a python script or a well-funded team of (((Apple))) shill?
If you are so sure of your 1337 shitposting skillz, why haven't you fixed 4/g/? If no banning is needed, you don't need cooperation from mods. Where is your shitposting team? There is plenty of chaos in 4/g/ as well, where is good order?
>this kind of rulecuckery is why a lot of faggots doges those kinds of boards
Again, you project your own view as if a big group of talented posted are leaving.
>understand what you are competing against
>4/g/
>TOR shit
>This
You missed all the other alt /tech/ and /g/.
>you just do not have the leeway to be anal with it
Common misconception. This board does not die if it doesn't expand. It does when it is full of trash. Like many open source projects, they don't die even SJW and their simps are banned from the project. It only dies when it is subverted.
What about tens of other dead boards with no moderation? Moderation or the lack of it is not what decide traffic.
Now, what's the situation?
>left /g/ because it's shit
>get to alt /tech/s
>see another flame war
>it is just another /g/
>mfw you are there forever
Why this board? Because there is ep1c war against shill bots? Because retard questions are welcomed along with their nigger questions?
>distrust all hotpockets
>use fear to get his way
Aren't you going to scare the shills away with your l33t shitposts?
Go on, make a board somewhere and advertise. Show me how much a not-rulecuck you are.
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>>756
>Not cancerous growth
You need ANY growth, if you want to moral police you do it AFTER growth period, NOT before
>Look at any single one /tech/ with no moderation and see what happens. This isn't irl, there is no mechanism for posters to defend themselves.
are you fuking certain of what your writing here
irl criminals can always get funs (black market, connections) and for civilians it's law-dependent (ironically limited)
here you have proxies, real proxies if you know where to look, fucking opera browser offers vpns at the click of a button, google yields lists of free proxies to use and compared to sites like pissu where he just went and banned like 90% of the free ones alongside tor nodes this is pretty much free reign for the dedicated shitposters
then you waltz in on a tech board no less saying "we can't defend ourselves using TECHNOLOGY"
why are you even here if you can't find a way that obviously exists
>How many serious shitposter do you need to win against a python script or a well-funded team of (((Apple))) shill?
former is spam and falls under global rule of delet
apple shills are blown the fuck out by FACTS AND LOGIC (pricepoint comparisons) and then rapid fire shitposting of soy faces wielding mac gear
same goes for all razer-like products, xbone SSS released a fridge version of their console recently go for it apple copy THAT
ALEXA EDIT MY VIDEO
>If you are so sure of your 1337 shitposting skillz, why haven't you fixed 4/g/?
first off, not going to cuck/g/ under any circumstances
second off, this board's population is within tens or (very, VERY maybe) hundreds of users, I can have most of you read my posts while on 4/g/ it would take far more posts to reach most of them
>If no banning is needed, you don't need cooperation from mods. Where is your shitposting team? There is plenty of chaos in 4/g/ as well, where is good order?
cuckchan can eat lead
>Again, you project your own view as if a big group of talented posted are leaving.
I see fags on nano doing their own thing rather successfully
I see cuck/g/ full of cancer
I see fucking discord with thousands of users and you don't have shit
success has clear criteria this board fails to meet
>You missed all the other alt /tech/ and /g/.
eh, which ones, ones on 8kunt? if some were drowning in shitposters and others refused to laugh at them using a hundred proxies, that's their fault regardless
>Common misconception. This board does not die if it doesn't expand. It does when it is full of trash.
what a way of thinking
good boards were always full of trash, 4/g/ was full of it, 8/tech/ was full of it, you had to filter through garbage to find good nuggets of wisdom
but that wisdom was there because there very many people were around and by chance, by PURE CHANCE this anon happened to know his shit and was there because the board was worth sorting through and now you have a good post
you take away hundreds of people and there's opportunities for circlejerking, infighting, clear attack vectors, et cetera, you take away the people from a proverbial market and it becomes a small gathering, vulnerable to many, many things
and it is far from easy to GAIN the people, SUSTAINING the numbers is a far less difficult task
>Like many open source projects, they don't die even SJW and their simps are banned from the project. It only dies when it is subverted.
subversion starts from places of command, does the BO want to crusade for trans rights? or wants to use lighter language? is site owner sympathetic? no? no on both fronts, fucko, you're good
you worry about these things only on reaction and against pulling internal SJW takeovers, use harsh methods then and only then, no sense in fucking over the growth period, absolutely none
>What about tens of other dead boards with no moderation? Moderation or the lack of it is not what decide traffic.
when mods and BOs abandon their boards and refuse to support them (direct, shill, POST, etc) no one feels the need to stick around for obvious reasons - there may be better pastures elsewhere, after all
>see another flame war
>it is just another /g/
>Why this board? Because there is ep1c war against shill bots? Because retard questions are welcomed along with their nigger questions?
if you do not keep establishing ebin moral superiority above
>applefags
>programmer socks users
>diversity hires
>java coders
>indians
>atheism+
>code of conduct users
EVERY TIME (or just MOST of them there's no need to be that good) they try to thoughtlessly claim their position is moral and just and just say le heh lurk more, it's gonna end up a closed off circlejerk
thus the way forward is through constant posting and knowing your shit, you cannot reach the PEAK JUST AND RIGHT, you have to actually argue with these cunts or it ends up really fucking terrible
imagine a room of five high profile academics trying to discuss non-euclidean geometry and whether it's even possible to have real life applications of it only to stumble upon themselves and say stupid shit even with their homework done before the sit-down just because current status quo is "deny everything that has no proof" so it's impossible for them to even entertain the thought of such things
that would be close to what would be, you'll have reached "I know what X is, it's retarded and I can make them leave", but arguing and complicated things would be out of reach
>Aren't you going to scare the shills away with your l33t shitposts?
>Go on, make a board somewhere and advertise. Show me how much a not-rulecuck you are.
it's already on this site and while I'm not pointing fingers to it, it's obvious enough what it is
though I just mod it it isn't really mine

it's important to note here that while it was not required to even GIVE you that piece of information, you still have it because you're not someone that's a fucking idiot, just a little bit wrong, so I know what I'm talking about
there is one requirement for big and small boards alike, and that is THEY MUST HAVE STRENGTH AND THEIR USERS MUST HAVE STRENGTH
you can know what's right and what's wrong, but if you can't defend that, it's just a thought man don't interfere don't judge, stay on the sidelines and let the big boys play go somewhere else with that mayne~~~
but once you can defend your theory and apply reasonable force, the other guy has to use something or fucking walk, banning works as a temporary measure to stop the spread of retardation but does nothing for the rest of the anons, they'll be monkey see monkey do
arguing is where lurkers get the "holy shit this guy is wrong I'm gonna lurk" instead of "holy shit this guy got banned" and is thus better for long term, arguing takes a certain kind of strength and inspires others to know what's what, shitposting is fun, enjoyable and can be done in parallel
ideally I wouldn't even have to say that, it's kind of like explaining the joke, completely explaining a murder mystery in a middle of the story or teaching a magic trick, so fuck you you're note alexander
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>>757
I see your point.
Still
>discord
41% proprietary tranny cord themselves
>THEY MUST HAVE STRENGTH AND THEIR USERS MUST HAVE STRENGTH
Totally agree. There are already users who have strength. Their home was destroyed, and boards were shattered. They spread out, to bunkers, to hiding and to else where. How do we get them here?
>this anon happened to know his shit and was there because the board was worth sorting through and now you have a good post
How does a board become worth sorting through? You argue with discord trannies and macfaggots again for the INT_MAX th time? Maybe, for lurkers who don't yet know about the routine arguments or brainlets who don't searx. For those who knows, it is the same shit over and over again. And this is when good posters check-in and leave.
This is the fundamental difference. You seek to gather a crowd and argue, promising fun, idea and truth. I seek to gather the old-timers and slowly integrating lurkers. While both can end up with a strong user base, it is possible to be overwhelmed immediately if advertisement is effective. Keeping the bar high while purposefully letting new arguments happen mitigate this problem.
Posters who don't take the least amount of time to find that same old argument and soy faces shouldn't even be here at all. 
It is not never shitpost and argue, but to limit it during the growth period and lift it afterwards. This is done to filter out bad actors but still rise the flag of this great new land where the BO is one of those oldfags he is trying to gather.
I agree arguing with bad actors can be useful as an example for lurkers. But that should not be done at the first stages where nobody but the bo is arguing and gets overwhelmed by nigger hoards.
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>>758
>41% proprietary tranny cord themselves
I mean what if you had people that didn't feel like they HAVE to go there because every other options was trash in their eyes
that kind of passerby
wouldn't it best
>Totally agree. There are already users who have strength. Their home was destroyed, and boards were shattered. They spread out, to bunkers, to hiding and to else where. How do we get them here?
there's an enclave on nano and wherever you think they are, I only know those listed so far
if there's still fags on 8kunt you can gay op them to come over here, I also recommend cuckchan once you have enough users to resist the drag and pull of unrestricted FUNPOSTING but that's so far away
for nano I would recommend rapid suggestion for them to enter the webring and giving an alternative to their board to fill out a niche instead of competing for users - they have a good thing going, but this is clearnet and there's opportunities for different content
what kind of content? I don't know but references include /v/'s constant game night spam, smug/a/'s tea room/radio, skf's /icup/ and plw/geimu/'s game club
you don't have to be empty if you can get events going, but make extra sure that events are not the focus of your board and just a tool to make it more popular
>How does a board become worth sorting through? You argue with discord trannies and macfaggots again for the INT_MAX th time? Maybe, for lurkers who don't yet know about the routine arguments or brainlets who don't searx. For those who knows, it is the same shit over and over again. And this is when good posters check-in and leave.
it's not optional, if you fail to do this long-term you're done, posters lose their ability to improve because of someone's say so and enter that smug state of disregard whenever they see something they do not like 100%
thus content must be good enough to compensate, this is the trickiest part because for large boards you have "there's like more than 1k people shitposting here there's GOTTA be at least some that know their stuff" but for small boards there's fucking nothing
core of my argument is that while enforcing "good posts only" policy WILL work and bring probably bring you that initial middle ground 5 pph average around the clock (I mean just look at zigger /v/ they're managing) it's not going to GAMERS RISE UP after that on it's own because people that hate their posts wiped leave, events and such will probably help (t. did more than 10 gayme nites) but the effect would be IN SPITE of rules, but because of them
>This is the fundamental difference. You seek to gather a crowd and argue, promising fun, idea and truth. I seek to gather the old-timers and slowly integrating lurkers. While both can end up with a strong user base, it is possible to be overwhelmed immediately if advertisement is effective.
there is no compromise when it comes to gathering a crowd, arguing, fun, ideas and truth
there is also no compromise with gathering the old-timers and slowly integrating lurkers, that much I will admit
however, worrying about getting overwhelmed with lurkers after advertisement is stupid because ONE
EFFECTIVE ADVERTISEMENT IS RARE
what kind of shit would go straight from 4chan (habit formed: shitpost) to altchan and start posting there instead
he will of course start lurking first, how did 8ch get it's lurkers? from 4, even now some people on 4 are acknowledging 8's existence as net gain rather than loss
TWO, USERS MUST BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DEFEND THEIR BOARD'S CULTURE WITH SHITPOSTS
strength is to be used and instead of HUGE TIDE WAVE OF NEWFAGS you would probably get a full-blast water spray from a broken kitchen sink, which is more or less controlled
"just be strong wew" is a stupid answer but it works and will keep working should you stay committed to the reply button
also tides come from major events like e-celebs mentioning your shitboard or a super major happening and it's really something that doesn't happen, so planning out that far ahead is useless - even if it's a risk, you have to roll with it because there's so much to gain
>Keeping the bar high while purposefully letting new arguments happen mitigate this problem.
you keep the bar high by MAKING HIGH QUALITY CONTENT for your board, not jannying the low quality content
while "it's MY board to run" accusations and "NO TIME!" exclamations would be put here it's ultimately what makes people come lurk, content
if you can't trust others to post good things not at banpoint, do it yourself, I'm here writing a shitpost at 6 am, through that you know that you can do it too, through that others can know that they can do it too
well, not everyone's on the top of their game :^^^^^^)
>Posters who don't take the least amount of time to find that same old argument and soy faces shouldn't even be here at all. 
this board doesn't even have 1000 posts yet so I don't think it's even right to fall back on established arguments
"lurk more" may not really count when there's not much to lurk and we're not swamped with new posts, so there's nothing wrong with just EXPLAINING what is incorrect
you can call it spoonfeeding but the board is in infancy
>It is not never shitpost and argue, but to limit it during the growth period and lift it afterwards. This is done to filter out bad actors but still rise the flag of this great new land where the BO is one of those oldfags he is trying to gather.
on the contrary, at the start you're trying to suggest your, excuse the HR-tier language, "core values", that is to say what you WANT the board to do and be so that after 90k posts you can bitch about "WE LOST OUR CORE VALUES" that is to say ERRYONE DOESNT POST GOOD SHIT ANYMORE TIMMY HAND ME THAT SHOTGUN IT'S TIME
I want "core values" to be a good board where your posts stay up (contested territory)
and where good posts exist
and where good posts are replied to
that's really fucking it, limiting anything right now will give "we USED TO HAVE THIS WHY CHANGE IT REEE" argument to rulecucks and you really can't pull your punches with those bastards because they want to be in a comfy zone and it's a bitch to drag them out, for their sake included
as for bad actors, to see someone acting in bad faith and make an example doesn't mean you HAVE to del, could just shitpost really hard
>I agree arguing with bad actors can be useful as an example for lurkers. But that should not be done at the first stages where nobody but the bo is arguing and gets overwhelmed by nigger hoards.
no, argue
if they repeat themselves link your previous posts, if they keep being intentionally stupid and don't argue make fun of them, if they start spamming, spam in response and outdo them, I really shouldn't explain this
I've seen enough ways to deal with SITUATIONS CONTACT CONTACT to say that ban&delete is very, VERY optional for small boards like these

trying to figure out a unified system of response against spammers, bad actors and lurkers at THIS stage in the game will end up a downside, to make things grow you have to get sufficient bait for people to come and this is easier said than done - did you forget how centralized most of the internet is already? so don't underestimate things and handle each situation case by case, use your bloody wits

and fukken do not del please
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>>759
good punctuation 10/10
edits:
<wouldn't it best 
>wouldn't it be best if they had a shitboard to turn to instead

<effect would be IN SPITE of rules, but because of them
>effect would be IN SPITE of rules, not because of them

<and fukken do not del please
>and fukken do not del please
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>>718
Many thanks anon, I think your advice will be of great help, I hope to someday become a good programmer like so many are here. Still can't understand the importance of SICP.
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Kubuntu keeps saving the password for my encrypted drive even though I tell it not to. Having it autofill every time I unlock it defeats the purpose of it. How do I disable this?
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Which version of Windows 7 automatically install wifi driver?
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>>786
Gentoo
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>>787
cool i will just stick to 8.1.
>>786
I don't remember Windows 7 ever having that, which is why most people kept ethernet cables and CDs with drivers around.
>>774
Manage your encrypted drives with veracrypt instead.
Do anyone have problems with TOR lately? It started about a day or two ago, sometimes I can access clearnet and v2 onion hidden services through tor, but not v3. Last time it solved itself after I restarted tor a few times, but now it doesn't want to work at all. Alternatively give me a v3 onion link that you know for sure it's online right now.
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>>797
See >>781
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Where can I find links to websites where ransomware devs upload their data leaks, like RanzyLocker or DarkSide?
>>798
I see. Well, at least I can stop trying to figure out why does my hidden service not work.
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>read a really autistic guide on hardening one's Linux install
>look at the guy's website
>he's a security researcher
>he also insists you should use Windows or macOS or a Chromebook if you care about security
>it's totally alright goy
>you can disable all the telemetry
>it's not like these proprietary operating systems are gonna do anything bad to you
What is wrong with this kind of faggot? How the fuck do you overlook something as big as not knowing what your operating system is actually doing?
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>>757
>>756
>>754
>tfw regular here
>post meme
>censored 
>board locked in rage
>people start fucking sperging out writing books in anger and shit
Wow lmao imagine not being able to crack a joke stop being faggots, Madmin why don't you like ease up and take a joke you censorkike.

>>803
IDK. By being bluepilled and/or retard not digging deeper I guess?  I mean what's wrong with the faggot programmer who chops his cock off and turns into someone role-playing as a woman?

And this guy is a security researcher? What a  j o k e  what he said about blocking telemetry is retarded as well because we don't actually know what exactly WincuckOS does because it's closed source obviously, It has a shitton of intentional literal cyber rape factory backdoors like eternal-blue.

Imagine running a large company on windows or government servers on windows knowing this and the right exploit just lmao
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>>805
He works on Whonix.
Also, notice how the fucker insists you should avoid desktop computers and use phones whenever possible. He is so laser-focused on whether OSes have a bunch of exploit mitigations enabled by default that he ignores the dangers of a proprietary, closed source operating system and cellphone hardware having a bunch of weird shit to track you.
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>>807
>He works on Whonix.
>Phones
>Covertly shills windows while writing "Do not use Linux"
WHAT? What the fuck? Please tell me this guy is just some small fry shrimp and not a boss. Either this man is severely fucking retarded or malevolent, has or has ulterior motive or all.
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>>809
He probably defines security as "Not letting what you don't let in", windows or other closed software users are willingly ignoring those software vendors as malicious. The more locked down a device is, the more "secure" in their sense. (((College))) education of security.
Trust us goys. We are the good guys. Not anyone else!
Brainrotten zoggots.
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>>809
>>810
https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/security-privacy-advice.html
https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/linux.html
He also has mixed feelings about OpenBSD, a lot of which comes from a website containing the gem in pic related.
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>>803
>How the fuck do you overlook something as big as not knowing what your operating system is actually doing?
In the context of giving advice to normalfags, they don't know what either is doing. So in that sense the advice works and it's also why he recommends phones over Windows and MacOS. The fact that they are basically locked down kiosks made for consumption of content is irrelevant (to him). With Linux and its kernel, I'm not sure there are many people in the development team that know exactly how it works. But it's at least open to inspect, like >>807 mentioned.

>>805
>By being bluepilled and/or retard not digging deeper I guess?
If you dig deeper, desktop security as a whole is a fucking joke because that's not where money in big tech is. And it's especially apparent on Linux, where it's basically an afterthought made by enthusiasts. The good thing is that, as one of his guides shows, with enough autism it's manageable. But you'd need a source-based distro with a large amounts of tweaks, combined with jumping through hoops when you want sudo escalation, to make an optimal setup.
>telemetry
Remember, he's a security researcher. His job is to protect his client from vulnerabilities and attacks. Telemetry is just a tool to jew even more profits out of users. Obviously you won't hear any objections to that.

>>810
>>811
All people related to the tech industry or just programming in general are, unless shown otherwise, pozzed to the extreme and very eager to suck corporate dick at any opportunity. So neither should surprise you.
>>803
Technically things like Windows, Mac, and android are more "secure" than linux. They're all incredibly locked down and give the user very little room to do anything that hasn't been inspected by some mega corporation. Apple devices in particular are arguably hands down the most "secure" because apple are such jews that they completely refuse to let people side load software on 90% of their product line.

The ability to do whatever the fuck you want with your computer comes with security risks, and this is what people are describing when they say linux is technically more insecure. I'd argue that it's perfectly logical to argue that privacy does equal security, but technically speaking these are different concepts.
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>>757
>>756
>>754
>>805
Yes hello please see >>814 ok thanks

>>759
>>760
>and fukken do not del please
<and fukken do not del please
>and fukken do not del please
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>>813
The OS landscape is reaching a point where it almost doesn't matter anymore which which OS you use as long as it's getting updates. No matter if it is Windows, Linux or Mac OS, they all can be set up to be very secure, at least if someone competent configures them.
Of course Windows is the OS that gets attacked the most (in a desktop environment! People sometimes sound like that's everything that exists.) because of its huge market share, so a Windows user needs to always stay alert and shouldn't trust anything that is an executable.
And there's the open source argument for Linux that was already made ITT. But that isn't really a question of security. It just increases the trust factor because you know exactly what's going on. At least theoretically. Most Linux users probably have never taken a look at the sources, maybe even temporarily disable signature checking when pacman is fucking up and there are vulnerabilities just like anywhere else. So I don't think open source makes a huge difference in practice. There could be backdoors and shit in Windows but they also couldn't be there. The problem is really that nobody even knows.
Not impossible to find out, but people would rather decompile some 20 year old piece of abandonware no one cares so they can brag about it with their real name. I think sometimes passionate open source proponents cheat in their arguing when they almost treat illegal things as impossible.
Of course open source makes a huge political difference, can't argue with that. And there's probably nobody who really needs more than one Windows machine, many normalfags who just want to browse the web, write emails and use office could be as happy with something like Manjaro or Ubuntu.
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>>818
>The OS landscape is reaching a point where it almost doesn't matter anymore which which OS you use as long as it's getting updates. No matter if it is Windows, Linux or Mac OS, they all can be set up to be very secure, at least if someone competent configures them.
Sure but this is trust based, will you trust an os from multinational companies that gives out their encryption keys or provides malicious backdoors to government and other actors in breach of all existential privacy laws(that don't matter because it's closed source and thus hard to verify in a court)? Of course not. Nobody with a working mind would trust such people with their Personal Computers and sensitive information.


>There could be backdoors and shit in Windows but they also couldn't be there. The problem is really that nobody even knows.
We know the backdoors for a fact since '98. Even bitlocker had when it came out a literal encryption cheat-code for zog shomrim.

We know that windows is positively spyware, Windows 10 even admits this to it's users blatantly without hesitation upon install ... "We may use telemetry to identify you better by your typing better", "We may send information to Microsoft or our partners at any given time(which they do)", "By agreeing here to the EULA you forfeit your privacy as null and void and so-on" The end.

As for the evidence there's a metric shitton and only requires a small amount of research.

>So I don't think open source makes a huge difference in practice. There could be backdoors and shit in Windows but they also couldn't be there. The problem is really that nobody even knows.
But we know that a plethora of backdoors in closed source exist, while a user with adequate knowledge in unix/linux can uninstall and disable features he does not like, and combat this at many times, easily implying the fault not severe enough.

>And there's probably nobody who really needs more than one Windows machine, many normalfags who just want to browse the web, write emails and use office could be as happy with something like Manjaro or Ubuntu.
I agree with the sentiment here but auto updates should be shunned and canonical has been caught installing amazon spyware more than once. I think linux mint is more suitable for the average users, but as long as corps force their users at their work to use winblows and persist on winblows based systems because of it's blatant exploits and vulnerabilities over the years. 

It's a huge unsolved problem when many big firms do get held for ransom after crucial data has been stolen, and many firms do actually pay these ransoms to get their million dollar data back and prevent it from being distributed, believe it or not and due to the sensitive nature of this and NDA, it rarely gets brought up apart from insiders of course.

>>811
Kek look at this gem of baseline observations based on false implications.
>don't use a vpn goy. 
>layer security is bad
>ITS BAD because of these predefined implications and bad examples i have set up my arguments with.
>i only link to twatter and (((sources))) that for a moment coincidentally support my bs
>No pro's and cons? No asking Why? No goyim I am totally an authority on this
>it's pointless, don't even try goyim, believe goyim, trust.
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>>820
Love how these retards have absolutely no concept of threat models. They just make blanket statements about privacy and security as if everyone is a clone of them and does the exact same thing on the internet that they do.
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>>821
>Love how these retards have absolutely no concept of threat models.
They probably have but are too arrogant to make actual arguments until they get paid for it, gladly telling you that you wouldn't understand if you asked. But maybe not, there are enough people in IT who have been doing the same thing for decades and in turn start acting like a robot working through a bullet points. Kinda similar to how devs building the same application three times a year for different customers never seem to have the best mental health either.
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>>822
These arrogant monkeys in suits unironically believe that they are "towering pillars of intellect", and that; Any knowledge not immediately derived from  Marxist, for profit, college institutions and their literature is "bad" and that they are the 'ultimate supreme authority of wisdom' that guide the stupid plebeian masses into (((knowledge))). I'm not joking. This is unironically what leftists and fags like this "madaidan" believe. Implying this guy is not a concern troll well poisoner with a super-ego, regardless the aforementioned make them that anyway. 

They can feel free to hold onto this while the rest of the free thinking people of the world laughs at them as far as I'm concerned. 

The assortment of Hackers, crackers and phreakers have sure proved these types wrong time and time again for 42 years now but whatever right??? Keep licking the boots of academia after your degree goy. Lick the heel of (((verified))) betterwissers forever GOYIM.
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>>823
Part of the reason why those academic niggers exist is because stupid users still exist and is the majority. That what nigger cattle means and they are, sadly part of what stopping real users to live in a world of free software.
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>>823
Or you can just apply Hanlon's razor to what he is saying. Nerds, by their nature, like to act like a herd and seek acceptance. Also, technology writers like this guy attach their real life identity and work credentials to their posts. This way they can use the material they dump online to network with others and advance their career. There's no altruism or looking at things from multiple user perspectives, it's the higher equivalent of a Pajeet running a blog about correctly writing Wordpress plugins. If the consensus of your peers is that thing X is Y, to go against it would hurt your career - so you just nod in agreement and pad your blog with rehashed ideas. Learn to spot networking kikery and you will be able to better extract useful information from such sources.
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>>823
Hell yeah bruder, praise Odin!
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>>827
>muh fugin fairy tales n sheeit fugin teggnopagun
Greasemonkey is an atrocious pile of shit. Firemonkey isn't much better. Bookmarklets don't work anymore because mozilla fucking hates you.

Is there some way to run custom scripts on pages without a plugin? I don't care if I have to inject it into some weird files as long as it works. Or maybe some template that lets me make my own shitty plugin (see: without installing python and make and alib and blib and zlib and visual studio and visual cp redistributor and 75 other things and taking a college course in plugin documentation that'll be outdated next month)?
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>>831
>using Windows
>what is searx
https://superuser.com/questions/1358963/firefox-native-support-for-userscripts-without-addons
Patching is very simple with portage. Not that I recommend patch Firecuck because rust.
Another way: search userchrome.js and userchrome.css hacks(needed for new versions)
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>>833
Or get Pentadactyl with palememe, the only sensible choice anyway.
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>>834
Except that nothing works there, of course.
>>825
What doesn't work with it?
>>833
>update to the latest mainstream browser
no.
I'm trying to recall a name of a program, it was something "share". You could share files and have P2P forums and shit on it.
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>>842
retroshare, fgt
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>>843
Thanks
How to make a stiff membrane keyboard softer? I bought an used lenono keyboard because i thought "hey its lenovo so the keyboard must be great" and the thing is so much harder to press compared to the typical laptop keyboard that I am so used to. Am I supposed to adapt to it or what? I'm getting used to it though.
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>>847
If it's the keyboard's I'm thinking of there's no way to adjust that, well there's no way to adjust any keyboards feel for the most part unless you want to use springs but on chinkpad boards that isn't really possible. The old thinkpad laptop keyboards are generally a lot mushier than the newer ones. I have both a desktop thinkpad keyboard and an old thinkpad laptop and I much prefer the feel of the newer keyboards but prefer the layout of the old laptops.

So you'll need to get used to it.
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What kind of lubricant should i apply to my laptop fan? The thing is like 7 years old so I guess it's dying or something. This shop I went to apply sewing machine oil and it lasted for 2 weeks. I have gone to it twice and every time the fan was only quiet for 2 weeks or so before it started sounding like a machine gun again. Is there any option better than sewing machine oil?
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>>849
Replace it
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>>848
If I were to change the membrane of this keyboard for something softer do you think it would do the trick?
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>>850
But I'm a cheap motherfucker and the fan still works properly. If anything I can learn to disassemble the laptop and apply the oil myself.
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>>848
I was also thinking of applying some sort of oil to it like they do with mechanical keyboard.
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>>851
If you found one matching your specifications and was compatible maybe, but good luck with that. Probably not useful information after the fact but the EPOMAKER Niz Plum sounds more to your liking.
>>852
>>853
Time is money. You've already went to a shop to get it fixed. You're much too invested in something that is probably $15 on ebay as a replacement part.
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>>854
I already have an old keyboard with individual membranes instead of one big slab.
>>854
But sewing machine oil is like $1 and I get to learn to fix my stuff.
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>>855
Once a fan starts going it's generally gone. They're cheap and easy to replace so trying to extend the life of something that replaceable is just a waste of effort. But feel free to try.
>>855
Try compressed air blown CAREFULLY on the pin inside and then apply oil again and reseal properly ok? Lmk know how it works out.
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>>847
Stop drinking soy and adjust posture.
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>>857
hmm
>>825
>de subs
Whoever made this cleary can't read ffmpeg's documentation on filters.
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>>879
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8s9uzPIqQ4
Funny thing is this negro really likes saying normies when we all know the only true way to say it. I wouldn't be surprised if this dude lurks here.
How can I get Vulkan to work with the Dolphin Emulator on Ubuntu with proprietary Nvidia drivers? I've been searching around and I installed vulkan-utils hoping it would solve the issue, but Vulkan still doesn't appear as an option for the graphics backend on Dolphin.
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Is it possible to make a keyboard like this?
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>>897
Yes, buy a separate numeric keypad and put it to the left of your laptop keyboard that doesn't have the numpad.
What have your bought online /tech/?
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>>905
>data mining
HALT
>>897
It's possible to make any kind of keyboard if you hand wire all the switches yourself.
>>905
>buying anything
>not just looting
Why the fuck isn't IceCat in any repositories?
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>>905
K&R and programming socks i dont like it, but it works

>>908
GuixSD seems to have it packaged https://guix.gnu.org/en/packages/icecat-78.6.1-guix0-preview1/ (disclaimer: I don't use Guix)
Alternatively, you can install Gentoo (better) and either create or add an overlay (use layman or eselect repository) https://gpo.zugaina.org/www-client/icecat or install Artix and use git (actually use auracle) to clone https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/icecat/
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>>909
>Artix
They have their own repository with unG-chromium, librewolf AND firefox-esr, damn.
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>>909
>>921
Doesn't the Artix official website use (((cuckflare)))?
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>>922
>Doesn't the Artix official website use (((cuckflare)))?
If you're so obsessed about not using cuckflare, why are you here?
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What's with the design of notebooks and computers of pre windows vista era?
>>923
You can use zzzchan without using cuckflare.
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>>922
You don't have to visit the site after you have installed Artix
>>923
>>925
>You can use zzzchan without using cuckflare.
This! Onionsites don't use cuckflare except (((archive.fo))).
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How hard would it be to put coinminers on several mid-range i5 shitboxes without the user or antivirus knowing? I have remote access to all of our customers and their passwords so access is not an issue. Basically I'd like for it to be as discrete as possible, so I'd like to set it up to only run late at night and only use maybe 10-20% CPU capacity. What are some altcoins that are pretty easy to mine in large quantities (I don't really care how much it's worth)?
>inb4 i'm a nigger
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>>928
You're a nigger
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>>928
Have fun dropping the soup in jail, fgt
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>>930
>soup
>implying mining is a crime
also
>>929
>>930
>samefagging
Is there an Android app like Clover or Kuroba that works with webring boards?
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>>935
So far there are no imageboard android apps for webring boards. I heard sites running on JSchan might work well with mobile, but I haven't tested since I don't have a phone.
>>928
Free Software doesn't mean that you can forcibly distribute the software to others
>>858
good news i am getting used to it and like it a lot now.
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>download something using youtube-dl
>[youtube] Z9gk7k8e_FA: Downloading webpage
>ERROR: This video contains content from A+E Networks, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
>mfw
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>>945
>what is a vpn
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I'm experiencing one of the weirdest issues I've seen with my TV
>have original xbox with HDMI adapter hooked up to TV
>when browing through the dash and playing emulators everything is fine, but when playing an actual xbox game the signal cuts in and out at random
>tested it with a different HDMI adapter, same issue
>tested it on a different TV, no issues
>factory reset TV, same issue
this is such an odd problem that I don't really know where to post about it. Vizio is obviously not going to give a fuck about my 20 year old console and everything else with the TV works fine. what are my options?
holy fuck the box is 20 this year
>>946
A waste of money
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>>948
>he can't afford $30 a year to IP hop forever
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>>949
(Different anon, but) why would I pay that much when I can just run_init /etc/init.d/net.ppp0 restart and get a new IP?
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>>950
Not all ISP's let you cycle IP's instantly.
>>946
use vpngate, some of it are pretty fast.
>>948
then just use torify lad.
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What's the best thing you can do to remove bloat and spyware from a smartphone? I know it's mostly a fool's errand, but surely there's something that makes the situation at least a little better, for example by removing all the normally un-removable google programs or reducing the amount of shit that's running. And no I don't want to buy some $1000 abandonware phone.
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>>956
Install a custom android rom, which can either be easy or borderline impossible depending on the model of the phone.
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>>957
But what rom? What do you do after installing it?
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>>946
>what is proxy
>>945
wake up, yui
>1. streaming (read: ripping from streaming services)
>yt
>bandcamp
>deezer
>spotify
>soundclown
opus/aac 130kbps very good (right below flac)
opus/aac 90kbps good too
mp3 128kbps bad
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Opus
>2. peer-to-leech(you)
>soulseek
>xdcc bots on irc channels (need to find one first, use indexer liek https://ixirc.com/)
>ftp and ftp indexers (liek https://www.mmnt.ru/int/get?st=*.flac)
>3. peer-to-peer
>rutracker
>jpopsuki invites are abundant
>idk, there used to be a scraper from nyaa.net, nyaa.si and tokyotosho + more, called torrentz2.eu
>4. searchable file hostings like chomikuj.pl and such
>5. all manner of anonymous p2p and just p2p web nets are still alive and well
>>956
1. don't use a *phone
2. go  lurk somewhere else, there are threads dedicated to this
>>965
The best Android ROM is GrapheneOS, followed by CalyxOS. They only work on Pixel phones, though.
If you don't have one, you could go the Reddit route and install LineageOS but then you would have to leave your bootloader unlocked.
Any good VPS providers you can get anonymously? One that doesn't need personal info to sign up and accepts something like Monero as payment.
The only one I know of is Cockbox, which is fairly expensive. Trying to look up "anonymous vps" gives tons of shady sites.
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>>970
>But there are two problems. First, finding VPS providers that respect privacy is nontrivial. I'd love to share which providers I've used, but that wouldn't be prudent. Also, the situation is fluid. Useful sources are Tor Project's GoodBadISPs, City of Hackerzx and Bitcoin VPS. Do pay with Bitcoin that's been anonymized by mixing through Tor, at least twice, using independent wallets. 
who knows?
>470min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 470min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.
Well, that will take some time. I'll just leave it running through the night. Now the only question left is how much should I trust this blackbox "security erase" thing.
Can a LTO Ultrium 5 drive read LTO 4-3-2-1 tapes?
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>>970
There aren't really any other private VPS providers. You'll have to just give out fake info behind Tor or a VPN and pay with bitcoins practicing OPSEC obviously.
Is there any benefit to having a switch if your modem's ports can fit all your needed wire connections?
What's the deal with helium filled hard drives? Especially, do they break earlier?
My schooling has made it a requirement to learn how to use autocad and autodesk rivit. They recommend getting a laptop but i do not have one. Have any of you guys used these programs before? Do you know what would be decent enough specs to run them without much of an issue? I dont want to spend 2k on some thin plastic that they recommend if i dont have to.
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>>994
Is a laptop with its own dedicated graphics card/chip recommended? I did a quick google search and they dont mention anything besides cpu clock and ram
>>975
>>994
Laptop is superior to the desktop in general, so buy a used thinkpad and upgrade cpu and shit doge. It's not that expensive at all compared to a new laptop of the same specs.
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so i tried to install linux on one partition of a hdd and somehow it deleted everything from the ssd as well and settled down all of its content in the ssd.
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>>1006
>Laptop is superior to the desktop in general
<Poor cooling compared to a huge tower
<Small display
<Nowadays: Tiny display
<Maintenance is finicky unless you have girl hands
<Dealing with batteries
<Not ergonomic on a desk compared to a desktop
Only get a laptop as a main machine if you actually need one. If you just sit at home anyway, get a desktop.
If you have a nice desktop, sure, add a thinkpad. Mine was quite useful in university as it enabled me to play Super Metroid during the lectures.
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>>1006
>used thinkpad
>autocad
If you don't know what you're talking about it's best not to say anything at all. 
>>994
3D modeling programs like autocad are very hardware intensive from what I understand. If they didn't recommend a minimum spec requirement or a specific laptop then I suggest looking up benchmarks online or asking on reddit for more tips. I've never used 3D modeling software myself so I can't confidently answer your question.

Though I'm fairly certain for that kind of workload you're not going to want t go with some decade old used chinkpad. Those are only useful for writing and reading. You could probably get away with some 1k gaymen laptop, but as I said you're much better off asking people on leddit who are in the same field as you to suggest a viable budget solution. Retards around here will parrot shit they've heard without understanding the context and fuck you over.

Also as >>1010 says if you don't actually need to travel around anywhere with your machine then there's no reason to get a laptop and can multiply your performance per dollar many times over if you opt for a desktop. But you'll know whether or not you need to be traveling to class or wherever the fuck with your machine.
>>1007
Generally a good idea to unplug other drives when installing an OS if you don't know what you're doing or think you might click the wrong thing, or just to be safe. Though I've never had anything like that happen to me, but I do remove drives with vital data when installing my OS regardless.
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>>1011
That's why I said to upgrade it afterwards, quick search shows ThinkPads are capable of running autocad bitch.
Family wants me to download skype so we can have webcam chats. I don't want skype. Are there any /tech/ approved softwares for webcam conversations?
Family wants me to download skype so we can have webcam chats. I don't want skype. Are there any /tech/ approved softwares for webcam conversations?
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>>1018
https://alternativeto.net/software/skype/?license=opensource
Take your pick. Some will be significantly easier for retards to use and some harder, so sift through them and find which one suites your use case the best. Signal is the hot buzz right now but I haven't used it myself since it requires a phone number. I've used tox but the software is a little rough around the edges. Jami and jitsi might work too, element is rough software but also an option. Like I said, you'll have to test it all out for yourself.

Actually just doing some reading I don't think signal has video call on the desktop app, but maybe that's dated information. So if they aren't using the phone app it might not work for webcam chats.
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Is Signal good? What does it do differently compared to IRC, XMPP, and other protocols?
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>>1035
Currently requires a phone number to use. It might be good software, it might be secure software, but a communications platform that you can't access without attaching identifiable information to it is basically useless to anyone that cares about anonymity.

I've heard they're going to move to eventually let people sign up without phone numbers, but until then it's useless to me personally. But it's better than the alternatives if what I'm hearing is correct, so if normalniggers are willing to switch to it and you need something to chat to them over you're better off with that than the other shit they tend to use, I guess. I haven't researched much into after I saw you couldn't sign up or use it on the desktop without a mobile phone.
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Is Session good?
>>1036
I accidentally typed Signal instead of Session, but thanks for the response anyways.
Is WhoIsGuard good enough for hiding my personal information on a domain I own? It seems like it is but I'm never completely sure.
>>1023
thank you anon
>>1018
Never pick anything you can't host or use without someone else's server.
>>1018
Jitsi works very well
Is YAY dead?
In C, is there any way to convert the bytes of a string into an integer at compile-time?

I want to make a bunch of global variables like this:
int SOMETHING = string_to_int("ASDF");
But I can't figure out any way that lets me do it since in order to define a global variable and set it's value at the same time, the value needs to be a constant. I have to create and call a separate function that sets the values, and that's fucking annoying when there's a bunch of these.

By converting string to int I mean something like this:
#define string_to_int(n) (int32_t){(((int32_t)(n[0])) << 0) | (((int32_t)(n[1])) << 8) | (((int32_t)(n[2])) << 16) | (((int32_t)(n[3])) << 24)}
It's just to make unique ID numbers of sorts, not to convert "123" into 123.
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>>1170
Just use single quotes, and watch out for endianness.
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>>1171
>Just use single quotes
That's a pain in the ass as well though, and harder to check since I can't search for the actual string.
>watch out for endianness
Doesn't matter for anything I'm going to do.
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Search for the string from my source code I mean.
>>1172
Why can you search for "ASDF" but can't for 'ASDF'?
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>>1174
I can, but 'ASDF' is not valid.
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>>1175
$ cat a.c
int main()
{
  int x = 'ASDF';
}
$ clang a.c
$ ./a.out
$It werks for me.
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I'm working on getting dual-booting between Win98 and Win2K set up on my vintage machine. Right now it has two IDE drives (80GB and 40GB), the 80GB has Win2K installed on it and is NTFS, I'd like for the 40GB to have Win98. After formatting the 40GB completely Win98 setup tells me that it needs a DOS boot partition on the primary drive. How would I create a partition on the first disk without losing all muh games, or is there a better way to be going about this?
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>>1177
Disconnect the other drive while you install because wangbows installer likes to overwrite the bootloader. Then, um, look into if you can boot win98 from win2k's bootloader. If everything fails, install grub and chainload the two bootloaders. Or something like this, fortunately I didn't have to touch bios multi boot in the last 5 years and I'm glad for it
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anyone here using Tor for tracker connections?
Which connection type (SOCKS5?), port and IP should I use on the torrent client for routing tracker connections through Tor? Is having the browser open all the time necessary for that?
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> https://www.opennic.org
Why shouldn't I use OpenNIC DNS to improve my privacy?
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>>1182
I wouldn't know.
t. user
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I use ProtonVPN with ProtonVPN Linux GUI.

https://github.com/ProtonVPN/linux-gui

I want to exclude Tor Browser from VPN. There is Split Tunneling option and I can set IP address for it. If I set 192.168.0.1, will it work?

And how can I know whether it works properly or not? (Chrome Browser uses ProtonVPN, and Tor Browser doesn't use VPN.)
I use Ubuntu 20.10.
Or do I have to set 127.0.0.1?
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lewd girl
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>>1180
North Korea is the best Korea!
>>1182
The server I used started shitting itself a while ago. Took me a couple days to realize why I couldn't reach some websites.
Just don't forget that you've configured your computer to use them.
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>>1197
For me it was my VPS that was configured to use servers that broke down, which meant it took much longer for me to notice because most things continued to work...
>>1197
Use unbound.
>>1193
Little girls' panties are best!
My laptop occasionally have a video card failure BSOD, and I assume it is because the video card is taking in a load of energy, and my house's electric grid is fucked, so it cannot supply enough energy and the video card dies for a second. This usually happens during lighting storms when the lights are (slightly) blinking.

Would buying a nobreak fix the issue? I am researching nobreaks, but there are so many different types and those things are actually expensive.

TLDR: Can a faulty electric grid cause BSOD? Would a nobreak stop the BSOD?
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>>1202
Change power adapter.
Programming question:
Is there a way to find all the memory you've malloc'd in a program? Without storing that information manually.

I'm trying to create useful tools to debug memory, and it would be very helpful if I could loop through all the mallocs I've made. But there's all kinds of complications with storing a list of them myself (e.g. a memory corruption bug may corrupt the list itself).
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>>1202
get a UPS/battery backup
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>>1204
I think Valgrind can print a list of the mallocs it intercepted with symbol names.
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Any recommended Atom add-ons?
>compress 100MB folder with max LZMA2
>compresses to 100MB
Is compression pointless?
Replies: >>1220
How can I best write a wget command to download one zzzchan thread with its media, and nothing else?
This is what I have currently:
`
wget -P somefolder -N -nd -k -r -l 1 -E https://zzzchan.xyz/v/thread/39204.html
`
It only downloads thumbnails, but also downloads the html pages of the index,catalog,captcha...etc which I don't want, and I can't reject html files because then wget doesn't download anything.

>>1219
Short answer: depends on the data. If there's isn't redundancy or repeated patterns then the data simply cannot be compressed.
>>1220
Ok so triple backticks no longer work... Here's the command again:
wget -P somefolder -N -nd -k -r -l 1 -E https://zzzchan.xyz/v/thread/39204.html
>>1220
>Short answer: depends on the data. If there's isn't redundancy or repeated patterns then the data simply cannot be compressed.
Is there a knowable list of media types and how compressible they generally are or is it just random? Like are images worth compressing into archives but webms less so, or vice versa?
Replies: >>1225
>>1220
>How can I best write a wget command to download one zzzchan thread with its media, and nothing else?
Have you tried https://gitgud.io/Codexx/channel_changer
I don't know if you can specify just the media rather than also the content of the threads too though.
Replies: >>1225
>>1222
It's not like that... Most formats are already compressed by nature, including videos and images. Generally speaking nobody distributes raw uncompressed media, so there's no point in attempting to compress the media you have (i.e. jpegs and webms).
What you could compress is plain text / source code / webpages, "project" files of most programs, fonts, 3D models, some programs/binaries, and a few games.

>>1223
It seems to only scrape entire boards, or maybe I'm just retarded. I'll open an issue and report back.
Replies: >>1226 >>1238
>>1225
So why are many movie torrents contained in 7zip archives?
Replies: >>1227
>>1226
They're not though... I dunno what torrents you're downloading but they either achieve poor compression with the 7zip archive almost equaling the video file in size, or the video format had poor compression to begin with that 7zip compression is necessary.
>>1220
Searxxxxxxxxxxxxx
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8755229/how-to-download-all-files-but-not-html-from-a-website-using-wget
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Do any anons know of any headphones like Apple earpods (not airpods)? I got a pair from someone for free and they were great. They sound fine and even though they are hard plastic, they are incredibly comfortable because of how they sit in your ear, to the point where I forget I have them on. The issue is that they eventually broke, like every wired component Apple makes. I even bought a fake pair from a store near me just to hold me over and they were just as good, but I've given up on those because they always end up breaking somehow.
I'm not sure what that form factor is called, but I've tried other headphones of that sitting in the ear type in the past. They've never been as comfortable (to the point of pain) and/or they have shit audio quality. I'm not really an audiophile so I was looking at IEMs through several guides but they look like earbuds and I've had trouble with those in the past in regards to comfort as well.
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>>1205
You mean these things?
Are these any different than the laptop battery? If some are and some aren't, how do I figure? Because I read that some nobreaks are useless against power surges and some aren't.
Are UPS by definition the thing I need?
Replies: >>1240 >>1248
>>1225
>It seems to only scrape entire boards, or maybe I'm just retarded. I'll open an issue and report back.
You can whitelist specific threads using -n as I've now learned
[-h] -s WEBURL [-b BOARDURL] [-l] [-e DEFAULT_EXTENSION] [--import]
                         [-d DB_LOCATION DB_LOCATION] [-z BOARDIMPORT] [-g IMPORT_THREADS_PER_PAGE]
                         [-r IMPORT_LATEST_POSTS] [--sfw] [-o OUTPUT_FOLDER] [-p PAGE_COUNT] [-j JOBS]
                         [-t TIMEOUT] [-v] [-x BLACKLIST [BLACKLIST ...] | -n WHITELIST [WHITELIST ...]]
>>1237
they function as batteries and surge protectors. if your power is blinking out for a few seconds then a UPS will keep everything running as if nothing happened. I have one for my home server and there have been more than a few occasions where the power cut out for a few seconds but it kept it running without a hitch. the UPS for my server is at least 20 years old, you can just replace the battery every few years when it stops holding a charge. however after enough time the lead acid battery explodes and could damage the unit itself, so you'd have to buy a whole new one if that happens. it's unlikely to cause that much damage though.
and DO NOT get that Amazog basics chinkshit, get something like APC or Tripp-Lite
Replies: >>1248
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Tor sporadically connects directly to the guard and other IP address xometimes through a different port (same for both but not 9150), is this normal or should I set my pc on fire?
Other than being more of a pain, is there any downside to loading functions at runtime from a dynamic library with dlopen/LoadLibrary, compared to statically linking the library?

For example maybe there's some runtime cost (not counting the initial loading of the functions) to calling function pointers like that? Or maybe they're identical and only differ in the fact that one is more manual. I can't really find any meaningful explanation to what the difference is beneath the surface.
Replies: >>1246 >>1248
>>1244
By statically linking, do you mean static libraries, or using normal shared objects but just linking it with -lfoo so you don't have to manually dlopen them?
Because if you have normal static libraries, nothing will beat them. Especially with LTO, when the compiler can just inline functions into your code from the library.
For shared objects, though, loading them with dlsym and storing the pointer is usually faster than letting the linker do it (in case of shared objects, the compiler/linker usually creates a stub, and normal code calls the stub, and the stub calls the actual function in the shared object)
See here for more details: https://nullprogram.com/blog/2018/05/27/
But on the other hand, as soon as your function does anything non trivial, it doesn't matter much
Replies: >>1247 >>1248
>>1246
>By statically linking, do you mean ... using normal shared objects but just linking it with -lfoo so you don't have to manually dlopen them
That's what I meant.

>For shared objects, though, loading them with dlsym and storing the pointer is usually faster than letting the linker do it
I'm pretty surprised to hear this. I prefer this method because it helps avoiding bloated as fuck headers that slow down compile times, you have more control regarding error handling in case the library is missing or something inside it is missing, and it increases consistency in case modifications in the dynamic libraries are expected. But if it's also faster to call functions that way, then I'm seeing nothing but downsides to using the "normal" method.
>>1237
spikes?
I think you could also get thunderbolt protection thing. (like https://www[DOT]apc[DOT]com/shop/us/en/products/APC-Essential-SurgeArrest-6-Outlet-with-Ethernet-Protection-120V/P-P6N) But keep in mind that if the power goes down, the thunderbolt protection thingies don't help; you need a UPS for that → >>1240

>>1240
> and DO NOT get that Amazog basics chinkshit, get something like APC or Tripp-Lite
Can't stress this enough.

>>1244
>>1246
I'm also a bit confused as well. You might find these interesting:
> Dynamic Linking considered harmful:
http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/dynamic-linking/
https://users.eecs.northwestern.edu/~kch479/docs/khale_rtld_2-7-2013.pdf

> Static Linking considered harmful:
https://www.akkadia.org/drepper/no_static_linking.html
https://lh3.github.io/2014/07/12/about-static-linking
https://ro-che.info/articles/2016-09-09-static-binaries-scientific-computing (actually proponent of static linking)

> PLT and GOT
https://www.technovelty.org/linux/plt-and-got-the-key-to-code-sharing-and-dynamic-libraries.html
https://systemoverlord.com/2017/03/19/got-and-plt-for-pwning.html
Linkers And Loaders book: https://www.iecc.com/linker/


tl;dr
As far as I understand, dynamic linking allows you to "Extend" programs using dlopen (heh), save disk space/memory and just update the library without recompiling (which doesn't always work)...
...But on the other hand, dynamic linking causes more runtime overhead,  especially if using (((lazy binding)))  and dynamic linking can be a security hazard (but then again you could argue that static linking is also a security hazard...) , if you load a library that glows in dark.
Replies: >>1249
>>1248
If you use a luminescent library then you're fucked no matter what.

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