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File: 1462739442146.png (291.84 KB, 450x399, 150:133, RMS.png)

 No.589254[Reply]

Welcome to /tech/ - ∞chan's technology board.

Please check the rules before you post:

http://oxwugzccvk3dk6tj.onion/metatech/rules.html

Looking for hardware or software recommendations? Check out the InstallGentoo Wiki:

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/tech/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.

/tech/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site. We have stickies for that. Keep those kinds of posts in there.

For tech support, software recommendations, and other questions that don't warrant their own thread, please use the '/tech/ Questions and Support' sticky.

For consumer advice, please use the consumer advice sticky located below.

For meta discussion, please go to >>>/metatech/.

For desktop threads, homescreen threads and ricing, please go to >>>/rice/.

For tech support/issues with computers:

https://startpage.com/ or https://ixquick.com (i.e., fucking Google it)

https://stackexchange.com/

http://www.logicalincrements.com/

If you can't find what you're looking for and still need help, post in the tech questions sticky.

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 No.589255

>>>/agdg/ - Amateur Game Development General

>>>/biz/ - Business and Finance (and cryptocurrencies)

>>>/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction

>>>/emacs/ - GNU Emacs

>>>/sci/ - Science and Mathematics

>>>/electronics/ - Electronics Engineering

>>>/laboratory/ - STEM Discussion and STEM Shitposting

>>>/hamradio/ - Amateur Radio

>>>/lv/ - Libre Video Games

>>>/make/ - Make stuff

>>>/netplus/ - Networks and Plus

>>>/prog/ - Programming

>>>/rice/ - Desktop and Phone Ricing

>>>/t/ - Torrents & Trackers

>>>/templeos/ - The 64-Bit Temple Operating System

>>>/vape/ - Vaporizers

>>>/vir/ - Virtual Reality

>>>/wg/ - Wallpapers General

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 No.733048[Reply]

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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 No.808202

File: 895f2712d962946⋯.png (72.04 KB, 701x558, 701:558, Accident.PNG)

File: 7a0dcd9f9d89116⋯.png (19.01 KB, 232x164, 58:41, Accident before.PNG)

I need some help, I was using GIMP and made some lines. After I selected my line as it looks in the Accident before image I applied something to make it look like in Accident.png.

I have no idea which tool did this and searching online provided me with no information.

What do I do to get this to happen again?




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 No.733050[Reply]

Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.

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 No.808201

>>808142

VPNs were never designed for anonymity, and they will never be unless you try to chain different servers manually. If you need anonymity, use anonymous networks like Tor or i2p. All VPN can do is to encrypt traffic between two endpoints and circumvent censorship or geoip blocks if one of the ends allows outside connections. Because VPN concept was designed as virtual analog of ethernet cable between two offices, not as anonymizing tool.




 No.808192[Reply]

my computer bricked itself and i no longer have the cd key for my OS. could someone help me out? got a Win10 pro

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 No.808195

>>808193

Or maybe it just reads the activation key stored in UEFI? You're trying to start bullshit aren't you?


 No.808198

If it came with your computer, check the back or side for a key. If you bought Win10 Pro and didn't save the key, you done goofed. If you're trying to pirate Win10 Pro, good luck!


 No.808199

>>808193

>>808195

sadly it didnt save it for me


 No.808203

>>808199

Last I checked it was retardedly easy to pirate Windows 10 Pro. Last time I pirated Windows Pro (which was 8.1) I used KMSpico. If you're afraid of downloading the wrong one/a virus by mistake then look it up on a torremt website like The Pirate Bay and find the one with the most seeds


 No.808204

>>808203

not really trying to pirate a copy. need a key for it is all




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 No.808114[Reply]

Anyone know how to find local places to buy old tech? I need a crt tv or pvm and a older laptop. I've tried goodwill, ebay, and craigslist with no luck.

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 No.808165

File: 388735eec32bbed⋯.png (96.55 KB, 339x261, 113:87, 50a7d2e8c978b36d7ce00b0e35….png)

>>808163

>be retard

>order crt from normal fag

>normal fag can't pack for shit

>crt breaks

>only get some of my money back

>still no crt

yea I'll try that, retard.


 No.808179

>>808158

>20 miles

You only have a bike or something?


 No.808182

>>808179

Those are probably just the ones that are anywhere close to him. What he's saying is that he's not having any luck with traditional means of finding crts and is looking for advice on a more creative way to find one.


 No.808191

>>808182

He's not having any luck because he's a moron.


 No.808200

>>808191

Please explain. In what reality does wanting a decent crt that's not just some coax piece of shit and not finding one on the usual sites, for your location, make you a moron?




File: a9848cf13af1c32⋯.jpg (62.78 KB, 491x648, 491:648, KandR.jpg)

 No.808095[Reply]

I've been reading K&R and I was told to read "SEI CERT C Coding Standard" afterwards, but while I may learn C from K&R, I won't be taught programming.

What's a good book for actually learning how to program? Something in C would be nice but not necessary.

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 No.808112

>>808095

I wonder what you think "programming" is?


 No.808120

>>808095

But that book already teaches you how to program.

Maybe SICP then is what you're looking for or some algorithm books.


 No.808124

SICP is awful and will fill your head full of bad ideas that will take years to unlearn.


 No.808132

File: acc56a08cdbf046⋯.png (101.74 KB, 828x801, 92:89, yandev.png)

The best way to learn to program is to throw yourself at the code again and again until you know what mistakes you are making and you know how to avoid them. These aren't books, but they'll help a lot:

https://learnxinyminutes.com/ : Quick rundown of a programming language

http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code : Different programming problems solved with different languages, so you can compare the answers

https://www.daniweb.com/programming/software-development/threads/440954/can-t-fix-error-in-my-program : What not to do. Ctrl + f the phrase "new averaging system" for a laugh

Switch statements: A simple feature that solves problems that otherwise require a fuckton of if statements. It makes code like pic related a lot more tolerable although it's not the only thing wrong in the pic

Human Resource Machine: A game about programming. Teaches data structures and algorithms really well, but it's a bit on the easy side if you know what you're doing. If there's one thing to try here, it's this


 No.808197

>>808095

If you do the exercises in K&R, you'll learn a lot, m8. After that, try to reproduce simple coreutils like cat.




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 No.798075[Reply]

Once Google finally pushes this kernel to Android the usage share of Linux is going to drop like a brick in a matter of less than a decade. Not even hyperbole, the world saw what Android did to raise Linux's market share in less than a decade, it's not inconceivable it can go both ways. Maybe it wont drop as fast do to legacy Androids sticking around, but the world typically plays catch-up to the latest Android versions within 2 years of their release

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 No.808099

>>808070

Incorrect.


 No.808106

>>808099

>Incorrect

Not him, but he's right. On Android you have no root unless you perform a security exploit. Android is the least restrictive mobile OS, but that's not saying much when its competition is iOS where you can't even access your own home folder directly. To make matters somewhat more complicated, each application is run under its own user, so only applications can directly modify themselves unless you have root. If you don't have root you need to patch the apk and re-install with an application like Lucky Patcher. There's a lot of ways Android restricts you.


 No.808130

>>798179

>Not sure how Dart is any better than Java tho

It's less verbose and better designed.


 No.808173

>>808106

>On Android you have no root unless you perform a security exploit

You'd better hope nobody on xda sees this or you might kill them with laughter


 No.808196

>>808173

Elaborate please, its typically required on Android flagships to perform a security exploit to gain root if the bootloader is locked. Which it typically is outside of Samsung devices and Google branded devices




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 No.801659[Reply]

The Document Foundation is looking for a mascot. The voting is open now!

Not surprisingly, every single submission sucks except for pic related. Help her win, so we our furry mascot harem can grow!

https://survey.documentfoundation.org/665628

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 No.808180

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>>808168

Wont be long before Tyson is making lewds for us.


 No.808181

File: beac3c315740341⋯.png (39.01 KB, 639x269, 639:269, Screenshot from 2017-10-21….png)

>>808168

>Kiki is a body swapper

The possibilities for lewdness are endless!


 No.808185

File: 490023426edec22⋯.jpg (128.9 KB, 850x746, 425:373, 490023426edec2277a0828654f….jpg)

>>808181

>She's always meaty regardless


 No.808188

File: bd1749597f72af4⋯.png (7.36 KB, 642x674, 321:337, bd1749597f72af4db22af067fd….png)

>>808181

>she's always meaty

I can only see one future at this point.


 No.808190

File: 77c97d2a6e9b3bb⋯.jpg (62.7 KB, 700x513, 700:513, 77c97d2a6e9b3bbd687c2e2232….jpg)

>>808168

Kiki's getting thicc? I'm not quite sure how to feel about this...




File: 40a81c1339c7d42⋯.jpg (15.89 KB, 376x209, 376:209, why.jpg)

 No.799634[Reply]

Why is this allowed to happen?

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 No.808167

Most of the "Find a Replacement" links go to their shitty Mozilla addon collection, which means they have no suggestion. They appear to have created a database of replacements by hand.

The new CSD is pretty good but I'm fucking enraged that my tab rice (CTR and Stylish) is dead, dead, after years and years of quality destap threads. The old adage "if you have to ask what browser it is, it's Firefox," is no longer true.

I'm stuck with this fucking shit sidebar tabs thing to get somewhat comparable readability in a compressed space and I can't even hide the normal tab bar. I feel cucked i wish kde fiber existed

>no more pentadactyl

>no more classic theme restorer

>no more stylish

>no more all little square tabs only showing favicon that expand on hover allowing you to have ridiculous amounts of tabs open with perfect readability on demand grouped by site

>no more making it look however you can imagine

>there is no longer XUL

Tbh, I ;~;


 No.808174

>>808167

Let it go, it's time to move on to Palemoon. Killing CTR was the last straw for me.


 No.808183

>We want FF to be fast

>Don't break legacy shit

Pick one.


 No.808184

>>799634

>Using umatrix

>Being 'caught unaware' after they've announced the fact a year ago

So retarded it hurts


 No.808189

>>808183

>false dichotomy

>be retarded

Pick one.

They break the "legacy shit" because they can, because they want to, because they don't care about the user. If backward compatibility is a goal for devs, then it is achieved, it's as simple as that. Modern Windows can still run 20 year old "legacy shit"... as it was compiled 20 years ago... on 20 year old hardware... faggot.




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 No.801079[Reply]

I've been fairly impressed with how much progress Wine has been making over the past year, so I thought I'd open a thread about recent developments with the compatibility layer.

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 No.807776

>>807769

No, Microsoft does not have that power. What you're alluding to with Linux and NTFS is nonsense when applied to Windows and Wine. This is as asinine as Microsoft suing Vivaldi Technologies for Vivaldi browser simply for the fact that Vivaldi implements the same features as Microsoft Internet Explorer.


 No.807850

>>807440

Once you have everything installed, you just load them to Carla (plugin rack).

Now, to install it, what's your distro?


 No.808144

File: 482547e9bb8c782⋯.png (3.46 MB, 2188x2908, 547:727, e4f17737e7f00a3a6c63aa8b87….png)

Has any work been done getting DX-to-Vulkan translation working in Wine? From what I hear, DX11-to-Vulkan would be almost as good as Gallium 11 would be if it existed.


 No.808147

File: eb3d03c6eee04d8⋯.png (1.78 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, acca139.png)

Microsoft COULD tie the project up in litigation. But would it really be worth it? Microsoft is busy trying to get people using their "universal" apps. Why waste time trying to stop a Win32 clone?


 No.808187

>>801086

> Runs all windows xp and before applications flawlessly.

I really wish this were true but it isn't and perhaps never has been. For a time (around 1.5 or 1.6) things really were improving for WinXP and pre-WinXP applications but at some point it seems that the crew just threw their hands up in the air, said "fuck it" and decided to only focus on contemporary, popular software from then on. It's really sad because these older, simpler programs should be easier to diagnose and run properly, wouldn't that provide a bigger sense of accomplishment for developers?




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 No.807675[Reply]

>tfw you will never be cute 2D 2nd year girl student gamedev programmer with other cute girls in the team helping you out finishing your project.

3DPD world is a mistake.

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 No.808121

>>808072

Stallman advocates for everybody to reduce the population. White people are no more special than black people.


 No.808123

>>808121

That's not how the global human population works. Some countries are contributing to overpopulation far in excess of others. In first world nations the problem has become that not enough people are having children.


 No.808164

File: 175b211427f13c5⋯.jpg (156.68 KB, 1366x768, 683:384, ok wanko.jpg)


 No.808172

>>808123

So white people should just try to outbreed niggers in a race to the bottom?


 No.808186

File: 5ce701f28ab3fc8⋯.png (172.09 KB, 500x386, 250:193, 69f9d5caa39f9abc111bb7574f….png)

>>808060

Kek, that actually caught me off guard.




File: d1b9ba8bec4d4dd⋯.jpg (3.48 KB, 72x71, 72:71, th (3).jpg)

 No.808139[Reply]

hey /tech/ I know im being a faggot right now but I have never really wanted to learn how to hack, spoof numbers, etc. but today i decided too. can any of youu give me help? or send me in the right direction?

pic unrelated

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 No.808145

http://overthewire.org/wargames/

Solve those games and you will be a better hacker/pentester than 99% of the people posting here.


 No.808157

just download kali linux and run it 24/7 and you'll be s00p0r l33t h8x0r


 No.808159


ping -f -i 0 nsa.gov


 No.808177

>>808139

>or send me in the right direction?

Read this

http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs161/fa08/papers/stack_smashing.pdf, that's a good beginner intro, with a lot of spoonfeeding.


 No.808178

>>808177

Ahh, here is the original, non PDF one.

http://insecure.org/stf/smashstack.html




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 No.797289[Reply]

Who /ham/ here?

Thinking of hooking this rig up for APRS.

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 No.808089

>>808082

>The encryption ban is to protect the bands

Also it exists to discourage spies from using ham radio to communicate.


 No.808136

JOTA is tomorrow

Who here's gonna try to talk to little boys


 No.808150

>>808136

Be sure to drop some red pills on them. The leftist scum are trying to infiltrate.


 No.808152

I considered getting into it but there's not a lot of space on our property, and I don't have time for it at this stage anyway. For now I mostly pick stuff up with a FUNcube and handheld telescopic antenna.

>>808150

One time I heard a ham relay a story about how he was faced down with a sword in London after a road rage incident. I think I've got the recording somewhere.


 No.808170

>>808010

>I bought a regular chink baofeng

>How do I "scan" channels

Le mao

You basically don't, scanning speed on the uv5r is pathetic. You should have bought a cheap sdr instead.




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 No.806173[Reply]

Back in late 2015, early 2016 I ran a BBS for /tech/. It was plagued by a lack of good software, and the fact the only half decent one (Mystic BBS) didn't offer encryption, displayed User's IP, and was written in a proprietary language with no documentation.

So I've decided to write my own BBS software, I chose python cause it's easier to write in than say C (my main language I use), and I don't have much open time. I've never programmed in python much, but hey. Either it'll work or it'll crash and burn like my life.

I'm using bcrypt for password encryption, plan on implementing ssh, maybe not at first, but eventually, and want to add optimizations for running over Tor and I2p.

I want your opinions on dealing with message boards and posts. Should I implement something like a SQL database, have the python code read from text files inside folders, or a text file per message topic, with character indicators to tell where a old post and a new post begin (what mystic appeared to have used)?

Also any other suggestions for the project?

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 No.807985

File: 48a86c4d2de48c7⋯.jpeg (143.79 KB, 500x700, 5:7, serveimage.jpeg)

>>806582

>honeypot url

cmd line pastebin ix.io is pozzed? How?

>>806584

Cool!


 No.808151

>>807964

I put it up, but it had some security issues. I had to take it down. So i'm patching them and working on isolating the computer from my home network.


 No.808155

>>808151

you know how to set up isolated vlans? You should look into pfsense if you are going to run a home server, runs off of any old pc.

https://www.pfsense.org/download/


 No.808156

>>808155

I have a Cisco switch i'm using. And also a firewall PC i'm configuring.


 No.808161

File: 2acdd4b75be5d4c⋯.png (139.62 KB, 1147x899, 37:29, 2017-10-20-235329_1147x899….png)

>>808156

pfsense is openBSD and has a ton of features like setting up easy blocklists. Also it goes well with a managed CISCO switch as long as you have a descent intel NIC. I isolated my consoles, workstation, wifi, and torrent server with it. white-listing ports is pretty easy and it's great for monitoring traffic hitting your server. I'm currently using it as a vpn concentrator as well, which you can add separate VLANs to.




 No.807525[Reply]

Are engineers truly fucked in the job market?

I'm 30 and was thinking about going back to uni to change my career and do a mechatronics engineering, but every friend of mine who did engineering (every discipline) are telling me to not bother and instead work on getting a Master of Teaching like they are.

Are things that bad?

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 No.808091

>>807525

>Are engineers truly fucked in the job market?

Everyone is fucked. Capitalism will continue to drive down wages by importing cheap labour, shipping jobs to 3rd world countries, and automation. Not to mention depleting the world's resources and rendering the planet inhospitable to life.


 No.808096

File: b51b8975e713805⋯.gif (258.21 KB, 1515x659, 1515:659, b51b8975e71380546264fe3c1e….gif)

>>808091

Try again /leftpol/. Who owns all those buisnesses that monopolize the resources of the people in the so called 'capiltalistic' societies of today? Kikes and their golems (((they))) use to control the people/goyim.

I say so called because when you can't grow your own food and pot your own water capitilism has failed and it's a communist monopoly over resources by kikes now.


 No.808101

>>808096

Jews or not, they do it because it is profitable.


 No.808133

>>808075

>Admitting to browsing /pol/


 No.808140

>>808133

>>808101

>JIDF unaware that sage is not a downvote




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