Nerve Center

The current state of Wine

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.

Does anyone know what bypass.jpg is for? I see it randomly pop up on posts and I have no idea what purpose it serves. It's always coupled with another image.

Libreoffice Mascot voting 4: Punished Tyson

Halfchan is hushing this whole thing, so it's up to us to keep the fire burning.

>imkikey is a skinnyfat manlet with bitchtits

>imkikey is constantly depressed and has IBS because he guzzles soda by the gallon and eats fast foot like a total fucking peasant

>imkikey has forever atrophied his chance at a healthy relationship with a female, because years of daily pornography use has left him warped with all manner of aberrant fetishes

>imkikey gets triggered by book threads because he will never be literate enough to read anything more complex than a porno magazine or an image macro

>imkikey doesn't own so much as a single set of kettlebells

>imkikey cannot do a single pull up

>imkikey is so triggered by this pasta he deletes it the instant he sees it with a steam of salty tears pouring down his face

>imkikey knows that every single word of this pasta is the cold hard truth

I understand your frustration :^)

color schemes

Friendly reminder that only unemployed NEETs use dark-as-their-soul color schemes.

Actual software engineers that get work done and work on big projects all use light schemes.

Take a look at this shitfest and tell me the current moderation of /pol/ is still adequate.

Childish, autistic, petty.

https://8ch.net/pol/res/10635955.html

http://archive.is/pxUNr

major yet underreported net neutrality happenings

apparently there is a major incomming shitstorm that has flown completely under the radar related to net neutrality. I'm not sure if we are for or against this, if it is good or bad, but startpage.com seems to want to bring it to attention. if you don't know what startpage is, it's a more private search engine for those that don't trust fuckfuckblow

https://www.battleforthenet.com/ (this is the website that is linked on the startpage website)

I really thought you should all know. Yes, I did control-f the catalog and hit Zero results on this specific piece of news, so don't become angry with me.

I sincerely hope this helps to raise awareness of important happenings, where previously there was a complete lack of information.

E-Begging

Give shekels please

Do any of you ever support websites or projects that plead for donations? Wikipedia has to be the most egregious beggar with this massive banner at the top of their articles today, and I wonder if this only serves to annoy people rather than coax their support.

Also:

> reliable neutral information

top kek.

8ch Attention-Hungry Games 16

Last Round: >>59062

Archive of Past Rounds: https://mega.nz/#F!BA8V0KYD!eRw01c3zLKSa3wzSEHE00g (Updated to Round 14)

Hello /sudo/. Some time ago, CodeMonkey wanted to try a Hunger Games event for advertising boards using the global announcement feature. Remember how I said I was going to run these games on Sunday until further notice? Well apparently I have to work this Sunday night so that the shift I work on can take Wednesday off on top of taking Thursday and Friday off due to Thanksgiving. I'm not sure if I also have to work Saturday night as of this writing as it is a bit of a clusterfuck at my workplace right now.

For the 8chan Attention-Hungry Games, any board with less than 500 users can nominate themselves to participate, with up to 48 boards being able to participate (or we can go to 24 or 36 if we don't get enough boards for some odd reason). These 48 or so boards compete on a Hunger Games simulator hosted on BrantSteele. The current code for the regular events as of this writing is at http://brantsteele.net/hungergames/r.php?c=KISpmcHk which is based off of http://brantsteele.net/hungergames/r.php?c=FlMMyAqW.

The Mansion code that I used once but regretted using afterwards is at http://brantsteele.net/hungergames/r.php?c=9nWM8wfc from >>>/hungergames/17115

Anyway, the winner gets to be advertised as a global announcement for about a week.

As for the requirements for signing up:

1. No boards that promote raiding other 8chan boards

2. Must have less than 500 active users at the start of the game

3. Can't have won the hunger games in the past week. Last week's winner is >>>/sg/

4. Need to submit a SFW sentence that advertises their board that CodeMonkey can put in the global announcement. (NSFW boards are welcome to join, but the announcement should be SFW). Failure to do so will result in anons deciding your sentence via dubs to your detriment. CodeMonkey will be the one to determine what is and what isn't SFW.

5. It is recommended you post a picture with your nomination, and that picture should be square as it will be stretched otherwise. I will determine the gender of you tribute based on the picture. If I can't tell, I am defaulting to M. Also, MLP images will be ignored unless it came from a MLP board, if the BO approves of it, or from a certain image for /suicide/ until their BO says otherwise as they had that certain image before I added this part of the rule.

6. If a BO of a board does not want to participate, please don't nominate it. Board Owners, if you don't want to participate but someone nominated you, please let me know before the start of the round and I will remove it from the list. As of now, /miku/ and /toku/ have asked not to participate.

7. Nominate only 1 board per IP hash per post. For posts that nominate more than 1 board and an IP hash nominating multiple boards, I will take the first one and ignore the rest, and I will know if you are samefagging.

8. Once a round concludes, please wait until the next thread is created before you nominate a board.

The next round will start

Probably Saturday at about 7pm or 8pm ET since I know I have to work Sunday night. However, I am not sure about having to work Saturday night at the moment, so this will be when I run for now while I will go confirm what's going on when I go to work in a couplr of hours or so from now. If I do have to work Saturday night, I'll probably run this early on Sunday. Keep an eye on this post, I guess.

EDIT: I guess I have to work both Saturday night and Sunday night. That is, until I negotiated with my superiors and I was able to take Sunday night off as there is no way in hell I am working many nights in a row. Due to this, I am moving this game to Sunday at around 7pm-8pm ET. I'll update the code later as I have shit to do and I am unable to sleep at the moment.

With that all being said, nominate your boards now and suggest some events for either code if you want (or even better, put your events into the mansion code since I won't mind people messing with that code. Just let me know if you do update it). Also, if I missed anything, let me know so I can correct the OP for next time.

Libbie Thread 2: Electric OCaloo

Last one hit bumplimit.

Post all Libbie related media and original content here. Do it for Tyson!

Thread 1 - >>820668 - http://archive.is/YCu1z

Fucking Sleep/Hibernate in Linux

1. Your hardware (CPU, mobo, laptop model if applicable)

2. Does Linux suspend mode work on your hardware?

I'm sick and tired of this shit. I either have to shut my computers all the way down, or keep them turned completely on. My old Intel and AMD hardware both give me this problem. I'm thinking of buying a Ryzen CPU+mobo, but I'd like to get one that actually supports this feature in Linux if such a thing exists.

Windows 10 is faster, more reliant, more productive and more advanced than any linux desktop environment.

The only thing that's pulling me to linux is the philoshopy & system security.

Do anyone agree?

/pol/ continues to ban people for no damn reason

>get into a heated but rather civilized debate with just about anyone

>stay completely on topic

>use facts, not opinions

>break no rules at all.

>win the debate

>suddenly all posts deleted

>banned

>reason: spam

what the cucking fuck

every single time!

FUCK FIREFOX 57

Welp, the maniacs finally did it just like they promised they would. So many good addons ded. The end of an era.

>Jewgle: 1

>World: 0

F

I guess I'll roll back.

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.2/linux-x86_64/en-US/

BLOAT

>ls -A

>not ls -a | egrep -v ‘^\.$|^\.\.$’

Why the fuck would you add an option for something so fucking simple?

Also bloat general

How to uncancer /sudo/:

Add these to your filters:


You will never be white
m-muh hand
THREE YEARS
FOUR YEARS

Regex recommended.

/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

Linux babies first OS recommendation

What Linux Operating Systems do you consider as the best option to give to whoever wants to escape the Windows monopoly? And why?. Because even when excluding anything more complex than the basic, there are multiples choice, and to a normal person you would give one, or perhaps two options.

So every anon here must have different opinions to what OS is the most recommendable beginners OS. So what in your opinion would be the recommended Linux?

Quantumfox

The new firefox is amazing, it even has a link to reddit on the startpage even if you dont want to see it!

Amazing!

Programming challenge

Roll you dices, and enhance your skills.

Purpose other lists of challenges.

Imagetrips - An idea to reduce CP through public VPNs/proxies

I propose an image tripcode(imagetrip) system to reduce the posting of CP though VPNs. An image trip code works like a regular trip code with respect to how it is produced.

When a poster wants to make a post containing an image/video or embed through a public VPN/proxy, he enters his imagetrip password in a field allocated for the purpose and the system generates a trip. Then, the produced tripcode is checked against a Pre Approved list of tripcodes contained in a database table column. If the tripcode matches an entry in the database, the post goes through. Otherwise it doesn't.

Pre Approved list of image trip codes

Here I describe how the approved list of trip codes is produced. To get his trip code into the approved list, the user has to first register the tripcode for approval. Once submitted, the tripcode becomes usable only after a week of submission. During this week the user can only make text posts though public VPNs/proxies. Posts containing an image/video or embed are not allowed during this time.

After a week of submission, the trip code gets automatically approved and added to the database table of trial tripcodes. From hereon, that particlar imagetrip gets approved to post 50 images during the 2nd week, 100 images during the 3rd week, 200 images through the 4th week. After 4 weeks have passed, and if the posted has posted at least 100 images by this time, the trip code gets added to the table containing the Final approved list of tripcodes of the database. During any stage of the approval period or even after the trip code gets approved, if the poster posts an image that amounts to CP and gets banned for it, that trip code gets removed from the approved list and he has to start all over again.

Points I emphasise

1. Under this system making text posts through public VPNs/proxies will never be affected. You would never need any trip code ever to make text posts. This will work just as before.

2. The approval process is time dependent as well as number of posts dependent

3. Image trip codes are not displayed publicly or identifiable to global mods or Board owners or volunteers. The entire process takes place behind the scenes. If a user posts CP and gets banned for such his imagetripcode gets removed from the approved list automatically.

This protocol is intended to slow down and minimize the posting of CP through public VPNs/proxies. It will not completely stop it

8chan is now 4 years old.

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday dear 8chaaaaaan~

Let's go gas all the jews.

Who's Smiley and why should I care when /sudo/ is the only place I ever see him brought up? Is it aimless screaming about how he once kicked a puppy and is LITERALLY destroying the site or is he an honest threat (that nobody talks about outside of /sudo/ for no real reason, unlike other honest threats ie Josh Moon or bui)?

Blazechan Thread #3

last thread died.

Blazechan is the blazing fast imageboard software, written in Python. It aims to reach the feature parity of the current imageboards while maintaining a clean codebase and speed. It's currently in beta.

Testing/development instance: https://dev.nextchan.org/

Production instance: https://nextchan.org/

Current version: Beta 0.10.0

Currently (04/11/2017) working on:

- Extension system (75% done)

- Captcha

- Flood detection

- Roles section of panel

Please post feature suggestions and bug reports here.

I can be reached at admin@nextchan.org or #nextchan on Rizon.

Pay Toilets

https://stallman.org/pay-toilets.html

Please don't pay to use a pay toilet.

2016-12-16

>Pay toilets are nasty, and ought to be illegal. Those of us who are not poor can afford the price, if we accept the practice; poor people can't. To deny people access to a toilet when they need one is nasty and degrading.

>I have concluded that the least we can do, to eliminate pay toilets, is to avoid giving them money. Instead of paying them, I go to great lengths to find some other toilet.

>Please join me in rejecting pay toilets firmly.

Well, /tech/, are you putting your poo outside the loo for software freedom?

Killing the Intel ME

My processor (i5-4200u) does not have vpro so it should probably not have Intel Boot guard but but me_cleaner says it does. It also said that on an older processor where ibg did not even exist so it may not be reliabe.

External flashing seems to be safest, however I do not have an SPI programmer and since coreboot does not exist for this motherboard I was looking into using OEM flashing. The problem is that acer is a shitty company and the only bios download they offer is an .exe. I have managed to extract an .fd which I think is the BIOS but me_cleaner just says "ZRQ.fd is 4665264 bytes No Flash Descriptor found in this image".

These capabilities are quite terrifying and this "anti-theft" can apparantly brick my pc if it does not get the response it wants from an intel server in time or whenever they feel like sending a kill signal. I also hate having DRM support even in blob-free GNU/Linux. So I'd like to know if my laptop has Intel Boot Guard in which case I migh as well go lie down and die and if not how I can get rid of this legal rootkit.

Killing the Intel ME

These capabilities are quite terrifying and this "anti-theft" can apparantly brick my pc if it does not get the response it wants from an intel server in time or whenever they feel like sending a kill signal. I also hate having DRM support even in blob-free GNU/Linux. So I'd like to know if my laptop has Intel Boot Guard in which case I migh as well go lie down and die and if not how I can get rid of this legal rootkit.

WOW, /leftypol/'s bo sure is talented!

Retarded pattern matching

I started playing on a WoW private server where the admins claim that they don't "sell p2w items or gold", after being online for 1minute, I got the message with the text of pic related.

Now I'm not a paranoid person, but this really made me scratch my head. Look at the way the spammer is avoiding the pattern matching system, or maybe trying to make it look like he is avoiding it.

he places an _ character after the sign $ ($_), I assume this is to show that the developers don't allow placing a $ followed by a space character.

Later on in this message I see that he puts a _ character after every word, I don't understand why those patterns would be matched, without causing the players trouble communicating. I assume it is to show that the admins are not allowing him to post.

between the word pets and if you see 6 _ characters pets__if, I don't really understand this at all.

Now here is the money line, between, buy and the site link, we see 6 _ characters but the spammer is able to write the link without any issue.

Often I see spammers write www dot link dot com, yet here, we see a complete url, unmolested.

Am I paranoid /tech/?

Data Loss & Bitrot

I am fatally retarded.

Can someone here give me the straight dope on bitrot, and non-traumatic data loss in general?

I have over 2 TBs of Chinese cartoons, transferred onto a brand-spankin' new drive. After some research, it was the most stable I could find

All of the data is just sitting there. I don't plan to move or rewrite it until the drive begins to fail. There are some currently airing shows and ongoing manga that I follow, so new data is intermittently written to the disk.

But what about loss? Brace yourselves for my retarded questions:

- Does any data loss whatsoever occur when simply copying files from one drive to another?

- Is bitrot a real problem? Does it occur significantly within the span of an average human lifetime? If so, what can I do to avoid it happening with a veritable mountain of data on a single drive?

What is the better text editor

And why is it vim?

imageboard software

WTF

Its twentyseventeen and we are still using imageboard software that was written by a cryptocripple in one night while he was high on shrooms.

There are so many different imageboard variations around, how come NONE of them caught on?

WebAssembly is the future of JavaScript

>Godot Engine

https://www.godot.online/wasm/

>Particle Generator

https://maierfelix.github.io/wasm-particles/static/

Can your unrustworthy language do this?

For all those who have been banned from /v/.

I noticed a very similar pattern with bans that I, and a few others get from /v/ suggesting that the mod or mods on /v/ have very deep rooted mental issues, or some other problems that make them behave strangely.

basically the /v/ experience tends to go something like this:

>post on /v/ with the intention of talking about videogames

>start a thread or reply to another one, staying completely on topic and within the rules

>seemingly some anon who tries really hard to be edgy and tries very hard to troll (and fails miserably at the two) always pops up

>kind of like a secret in a videogame, if you defeat them in a battle of bantz and embarrass them they will take it VERY personally even though they are anonymous because the embarrassement of the tables being turned on them seems to reach deep through the veil of anonymity. soon after, all your posts are mysteriously deleted and you are banned. reason: spam (or some other fake bullshitty excuse)

so what I'm thinking is that one specific mod likes to masquerade about as a typical anon and get involved in the discussion of threads for the sole purpose of attempting to troll and stir shit up until they have given themselves a pathetically believable enough excuse to log back in and ban whoever they chose to fuck with like some kind of sick game

I'm sure alot of you have already noticed this type of behavior before, but in case there's someone new to this sick game- that's basically what's going on. now you know. always watch out for mods that are trolls, shills, or both.

I'm aware of why people hate Imkampfy but why is it that so many users hate the /v/ board owner?

I read something here about him spamming other 8chan video game boards, is that it?

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/software-development-cancer.html

>Software developers must not touch product

>There's your root of the problem. When you get people with absolute zero social and marketing skills tell the world what the end product should be like. When you let software developers define the final state, your world looks like one big debugger session. This is so stupid and pointless that watching reality TV feels like inventing calculus.

>If anything, software products - good software products - should be designed by people who have no formal compute science education, perhaps even no tech skills. You want them to focus on human needs and how people interact with things. Not through the eyes of a cook, who sees buttons and fields and forms as ingredients to their next pay check, but through the eyes of a human who seeks to solve a problem and satisfy a primal need.

and about LINUX:

>Linux. Ah well. What is there to say about Linux. Everything. Same functionality, 10 different programs. 10 different forks and spoons, created so someone can write code when they feel like it. New audio and video frameworks that are bloated and complex and self-serving. More bugs, more crashes, reduced performance, reduced battery life. That's the end result of software-driven development. Because for developers, this is a lovely and colorful playground. This is what they breathe and live. For end users, it's a nightmare designed by amateurs.

>PulseAudio? Is my sound any better? No. Shit. Wayland? Are my graphics any better? No. Shit. Systemd? Is my system more stable and/or boots faster? No. Shit. And the list goes on and on and on and on.

Your own programming language

So lets say you could mod an existing programming language or create your own with a relatively low level of difficulty. What would you create?

I would take C and remove the preprocessor. I would give it a sane way to write modular code without that awful fucking include/header system. I would replace the preprocessor with some kind of LISP.

Essentially you'd be able to do everything and more that you used to be able to do with the preprocessor in LISP so the language isn't gimped. Literally nothing else is changed.

Whatever form of LISP is used it'd have powerful metaprogramming capabilities (because LISP), lambdas, and more. I think it'd be badass.

Literally the only two things that suck about C are the preprocessor with its awful syntax and the incredibly shitty header/include system constantly needing ifdef statements all over the fucking place. Its outdated as fuck and needs to go. If you have a nice language like LISP to replace the preprocessor then you don't lose functionality you actually gain functionality and you can use LISP itself to specify build instructions for your projects or go crazy and make a DSL that the user can use for his programs.

Every new programming langauge out there is compared to C because C is blazing motherfucking fast and portable as fuck. LISP is also powerful and incredibly expressive. Why not upgrade what we already have?

Mewch appears and becomes a threat to 8chan's userbase.

Subtle censorship of mewch occurs on 8chan

How is this okay?

I want to stop using gmail.
What do you use?

REMOVE THE CURRENT /tv/ BO & MODS FOR GOOD

I'M GETTING SO TIRED OF HOW UNBELIEVABLY SHIT THE CURRENT STATE OF /tv/ AND HOW THE BO & MODS OF /tv/ DOESN'T DO JACKSHIT ABOUT!!!

THE CUNTS JUST LET ALL OF THE FUCKING FREECHGOONS, GOONS, AND /leftypol/UCKS RUN WILD LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW WITH KINOPOSTING, CUCKPOSTING, & POLITICAL-BAITPOSTING; AND AS A RESULT, IT TURNED /tv/ INTO TV & MOVIE FLAVORED /b/!!

IF YOU STILL DON'T BELIEVE ME SEE THE ARCHIVES RELATED.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170605214411/https://8ch.net/tv/res/757563.html

https://archive.fo/sNHxs

AND BEFORE ANYONE CALLS ME THE "SUDOCUCK", I'M A REGULAR /tv/ USER THAT USED TO THINK THAT /tv/ WAS A FUN BOARD TO SHITPOST ON. BUT AFTER ARCHIVE RELATED HAPPENED, I JUST HAD ENOUGH OF WANT /tv/ IS RIGHT NOW!!

'DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOU FAGGOTS'!!!!

I JUST WANT /tv/ TO BE DECENT AGAIN!!!!!

What the Hell is Happening at AMD?

First, the co-designed AMD/Intel SOC and now AMD's top pajeet is leaving. Something's cropping up on the horizon and I think it's scary.

archive.is/qx7en

adnauseam for the NSA? We know the NSA and everyone else is spying on Internet traffic. Could a program be written that generates tons of real looking internet traffic that clogs up mass surveillance systems? The NSA collects data then goes through it. If there was so much of it that look legit could that fuck with them?

3D Printers

What do you guys think of 3D printers?

I think they fit right in, especially the DIY desktop ones

>uses completely open-source parts

>cheap tech assembled to make practical machinery/tech

>can make whatever you want with it, even working guns

>can make new parts to upgrade itself

>can mix and match random parts from other printers

A suggestion about boards

I noticed there are a lot of boards just made and left there, with absolutely no posts. They have random titles and names, they're clearly made as tests. Either that or there are 2 stickies and the board is never posted on again.

I believe there should be a system in place that automatically deletes boards if they don't get more than five posts within the first week, the first day not counting.

If a board goes six days without a post on its very first week: it's a stillborn.

What do you guys think?

I recently turned 18 and now I have a little question, do you think we are gonna live in a Cyberpunk society in our lifespan?

To be honest I love the Cyberpunk aesthetic but I don't know if in 25-30 years or so we are gonna live in a place with such aesthetic.

What is the difference between IDs and IP-less in Dashboard?

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/software-development-cancer.html

>Software developers must not touch product

>There's your root of the problem. When you get people with absolute zero social and marketing skills tell the world what the end product should be like. When you let software developers define the final state, your world looks like one big debugger session. This is so stupid and pointless that watching reality TV feels like inventing calculus.

>If anything, software products - good software products - should be designed by people who have no formal compute science education, perhaps even no tech skills. You want them to focus on human needs and how people interact with things. Not through the eyes of a cook, who sees buttons and fields and forms as ingredients to their next pay check, but through the eyes of a human who seeks to solve a problem and satisfy a primal need.

and about LINUX:

>Linux. Ah well. What is there to say about Linux. Everything. Same functionality, 10 different programs. 10 different forks and spoons, created so someone can write code when they feel like it. New audio and video frameworks that are bloated and complex and self-serving. More bugs, more crashes, reduced performance, reduced battery life. That's the end result of software-driven development. Because for developers, this is a lovely and colorful playground. This is what they breathe and live. For end users, it's a nightmare designed by amateurs.

>PulseAudio? Is my sound any better? No. Shit. Wayland? Are my graphics any better? No. Shit. Systemd? Is my system more stable and/or boots faster? No. Shit. And the list goes on and on and on and on.

censorship on imageboards

What kind of technology can be employed to prevent/evade censorship on imageboards?

We need to stop ring before he turns /tech/ into his own tumblr safe space site. He is already banning everything he doesn't like.

synth/cyberpunk thread

post some good synth music shazbots

Boston Dynamics Robot

Dawn of the Robot Gymnast. This is insane.

Better quality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I

Terry A. Davis On the Run, Warrant Issued

do not attempt to detain this individual

Terry A. Davis now on the run in Las Vegas.

Warrant

https://secure3.lasvegasnevada.gov/ewarrantlookup/wanted_poster.aspx?HistNo=1000379&CaseNo=%27C1180047A%27

Another browser based vpn service bites the dust in slavland since vpn ban turned on as a law. Have to rely on foxyproxy and search for individual proxies, but that's not good idea for webms and such. Any ideas what to do before i'l get completely seperated from this site?

Chilling on a Friday evening here in Euroland, installing LineageOS on a live USB.

http://www.android-x86.org/

Any other offbeat tech projects going on?

ok, I'm done.

I've tried to install every fucking version of windows in this piece of shit machine, since XP to 10, and the audio stop working after some days of installing.

I need to make my shitty gay music, but I'm lost over how is the linux setup.

What software do linux have that can compete with FL studio.

Pls not wine crap, I'm tired of dealing with trying to make windows music apps work on linux, and they stop working, have bugs, crashes, VST doesn't work, etc.

I'm looking towards making realistic instruments on linux, maybe some orchestral work, but I want to know if there's any linux orchestra free library that can compete with the 50 GB windows sample libraries.

Any good replacement in linux for autotune and melodyne?

Peer to peer models of networking are perfect analogs for communism

>Works great on paper, everyone equally contributes to the distribution of data

When in reality;

>The majority of download traffic almost always comes from a small minority of seeders which creates single points of failure because when that minority of people cannot seed data the majority ultimately lose out and the data ultimately becomes undownloadable.

>People never want to seed anyways

How do we solve p2p and other decentralized networks?

Richard Stallman Shares His Wisdom

Greetings my loyal herd. I am your god Richard Jesus Stallman. I have come ro this place to share my divine wisdom with you all. For the past week and a half I've come to some new realizations about life and wished to share them all as many places as I can.

Remember I am literally your god. I created freedom and basically you all havr me to thank for not having to suckle at bill gates withered cock so you can look at your fucking incest porn. So without further fucking ado. My first pearl of wisdom for you all.

This was originally posted here:

https://slashdot.org/submission/7441653/

Richard Stallman back again with a few tips'), tricks and...pointers... hahaha for beginning programmers. (Sorry for the pun) so you all probably know and revere me for the almighty bearded man-god I am. My programming abilities are unmatched on this earth(for proof just look at a little piece of software called the fucking GCC compiler collection ya that was me bitches).

So anyway, here I am sitting here lit up like a fucking Christmas tree wondering how the fuck I'm so awesome when I realized. What's the fucking point in being so completely and utterly incredible if I can't share some of my amazingness with my followers. So here's some advice for you young (or old) aspirational programmers:

Richard Jesus Stallman's Beginner Programming Tips

0. Most important forget anything about object oriented programming. I'm not going to get into my usual rant about this because if I do that's all this article will be about. Suffice to say it will literally make you retarded...just don't.

1. Don't be scared of pointers. They are your best friend, your sidekick, your lover. Learn them, love them, use them. They are like having wizard powers. They are your gateway to the computers memory. Stay up late getting sloppy with that shit.

2. malloc, realloc and free are your most trusted tools. They supply your program with the memory they need. With them you can make anything.

3. Learn the sizes of your types. They vary from system to system but with a thorough understanding of those you can use the above points(pointers and malloc) to create anything your imagination desires.

4. Safety is for the weak. Type safety is a bane not an assistance. Nothing gets me off harder than a chain of casts that makes your data dance and sing. Learn the ways of the cast and you master the ways of data. Remember the old saying: safety third after having fun and looking cool.

5. Forget everything you learned at school. Download the hurd kernel smoke some rock and learn every line of that shit. You will be a master.

Well hope you all found this useful. Tyrone just dropped by to get high as fuck so I'm done. I am fucking jesus I am Richard Fucking Stallman bend the fuck over and take it bitches.

Let OP moderate his thread

So currently, an OP can just delete his thread if he wants. That's a very soft kind of moderation power given to him. A bit absolutist, but still an option he has.

What about giving him more moderation powers for his specific thread, perhaps making it an option he can tick when creating a thread?

The idea here is that several threads are started for a long run of discussion, but they often get derailed by people that are more interested in shitposting or heavily dislike the theme of said thread and, instead of simply ignoring it, they believe they must kill it.

So to solve this and keep threads more civil, as well as remove this mob mentality and self-appointed gatekeepers, what I propose is giving the OP an option when creating a thread of moderating it as well.

The OP is free to delete posts and soft-ban users, but only on his specific thread. Anyone banned can still post everywhere else, but he just won't be able to contribute to that specific thread.

This can be achieved by a sort of "blacklist-per-thread" that's deleted once the thread 404's and stays up only while the thread exists, using the same mechanism behind ID's to handle it.

To prevent abuse of this, a single user could be limited to moderating a single thread and as long as it's up, he can't moderate another one. If he changes IP's for whatever reason, he loses control over it so the thread ends up working as normal, but otherwise it's in the OP's interest to moderate it as best as possible to keep in on-topic with no shitposting and his thread's lifetime end up depending not just on interest in the topic discussed, but also on his own moderation.

Meaning, shit topics or shit moderation get few posts and the thread dies off, good topics and\or good moderation and the thread lasts a lot longer.

Worst thing that can happen is someone trying to hog a theme, especially if he wants to claim a thread specifically to make sure said theme isn't discussed at all.

However most boards allow duplicate threads only when the previous one is on page 13 and past bump limit.

This means that once a mismanaged thread ends up near the end of the catalague, it's still up so that OP can't start a similar one that he can moderate but anyone else is free to take the oportunity away from him.

This can also be an extra priviledge that can be moderated, banning people from using it altogether if it's blatantly mis-used but still allowing them to post on the board.

I honestly don't know how feasible this idea is (I'd wager it shouldn't be that hard since most of the mechanisms just involve cannibalizing code from other features) but I honestly believe this could solve a lot of shitposting and moderation problems as well as let volunteers stick to actually important stuff and have a smaller workload.

Leftypol Doesn't Use Bot-

KEK

Hello, /g/. It's time for a new phone, and I was hoping you could give me the top tier divided by efficiency phone to get. I'm trying to help my brother make the best decision, and I think 8ch is the least biased place on the web for any information (save the shills).

So far it's between the LG V30 and the OnePlus 5t. I browsed the catalog to see if there was any mobile threads but I couldn't find any, so I guess this thread can serve as a double for the mobile equivalent of "post your PC specs and which rig to get and what is most cost-efficient etc." too.

Thanks in advance

Cheap-ass Smartwatch Thread

So my mother (bless her tech savy soul) ended up getting me this cheap Chinese smartwatch as a birthday present. Are there any interesting custom firmware out there similar to RockBox for these things that make them usable?

Also can be a general thread for people who fell for the smartwatch meme.

About 5 years or so. OS was in ROM.

Secure Smartphone?

What does /tech/ think about this:

https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

Discuss

how does this work?

just filters?

neural network?

both?

how do i make my own?

What's the longest you've gone without re-installing your OS?

For me probably about 3 years with the same Windows XP install from 2002 to 2005.

Hackstock

>tfw you won't ever have a diverse group of hacker friends that you can boost about your hacking 1337 skillz with while cruising around the neon lit cities at night

>tfw no qt hacker girl to out smart and win over

>tfw you are fat alone and live with your parents

>tfw it's no longer the 80's or 90's and everyone has a computer or mobile

why stupid open source software uses nigger GUI toolkits like Qt or GTK?

Why don't they use superior toolkit in wxWidgets?

>wxWidgets is best described as a native mode toolkit as it provides a thin abstraction to a platform's native widgets, contrary to emulating the display of widgets using graphic primitives. Calling a native widget on the target platform results in a more native looking interface than toolkits such as Swing (for Java), as well as offering performance and other benefits.[26]

Qt and GTK software looks like dog shit on Microsoft Windows. Nobody would use such shit looking software.

ETHERIUM YES

Etherium's creator vows to interfere with any project that tries to use the platform and whose creators he doesn't like

https://archive.fo/2017.11.16-161747/https://twitter.com/leashless/status/930568994498719749

https://archive.fo/2017.11.16-205910/https://www.ethereum.org/

Libreoffice Mascot Voting 3: Oryx' Revenge

https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2017/11/13/mascot-iteration/

Quick rundown:

>LibreOffice opens the second stage of voting

>No Libbie

>No anime girl

>No green spurdo

>LO team claims people didn't vote for them enough which is obviously bullshit given the current candidates

>anon randomly stumbles upon a pic which shows the penguin was copied from stock image

>and another anon discovers the owl is also a copy-paste

>LO team tries to damage control, deletes all comments, makes email mandatory

Current habbenings :DDDddd -> (

>LO team says libbie was rejected because she's 'too complex' and 'too fun for corporate' ,

>Drawfags are doing libbie lewds and punished libbie

>Editfags are doing 'call on me' libbie ,

>8/tech/ is fighting 4ga/g/ for penguin vs. nerdy octo ,

)

REMEMBER TO UPVOTE THE TRACED PENGUIN SO THE PAJEETGUIN WINS

FCC vote to deregulate the Internet December 2017.

>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

>The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology companies support them. The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others.

>FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, chosen by President Donald Trump, in April proposed gutting the rules and asked for public reaction. The agency has taken in more than 22 million comments on the matter.

Are you guys ready for the Internet™️?

https://archive.fo/tTgYZ

Consumer Advice

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

CSS

How to create Stylesheet in Dashboard? When creating a theme, everything works, but when I paste the same code into the Dashboard, nothing happens.

Libbie Thread

Post all Libbie related media and original content here. Do it for Tyson!

Firefox 57 destroys months of one anon's life

When anon woke up one morning, he thought it would be another day of shitposting mixed with a few minutes of futile search for jobs.

What he didn't know however was that Firefox reached version 57 which would stop supporting a number of addons and that he set the browser to automatically update.

Now if that was it it wouldn't be a very interesting story. What makes this interesting is twofold. One, anon liked to save his important websites by keeping a tab open and two, like an idiot anon didn't do a proper backup but instead trusted in a session manager addon which remembers all his tabs and windows.

So back to anon's morning. He boots up his computer and opens his favorite open source browser. He sees an update window and thinks nothing of it, he's seen in many times before without a problem. But then it finishes and he notices something strange. His tabs are gone and only one window is open. No matter, the addon can restore his previous browsing session no problem. That's strange his addon page lists only four. That's when it hits him. It's the update he's been hearing for months, the dreaded update that would make many if not all of his favorite addons incompatible.

Frantic, he starts searching for solutions. His addon isn't supported in the new browser. Installing the previous version won't help since the 'update' has deleted all the adddon information. He cannot believe it, months of his work gone. That tab that he meant to check out later, that neat site that he meant to bookmark eventually. That tab with the pdf he meant to read eventually. All gone.

He doesn't scream and shout however. He is much too mature for silly antics like that. Calmly he searches for the nearest hardware store and calculates what length of rope he would need to hang himself in his garage.

UI Design

So, I've had these ideas and concepts about a uniform UI library, and thought I might share. I think the thing the GNU/Linux user experience is lacking most right now is a sensible UI. These are ideas that I've come up with.

1. The application should immediately pop up a window, with a splash screen/logo. This helps with responsiveness. For this, the UI operations must be on a separate thread, with pthreads/mutexes/shared state/all that jazz.

2. Alternatively, the UI could be a single daemon process which other processes interact with through IPC/a bus. I believe this has the advantage of being able to control every UI from a single process and less memory usage via shared memory. The cons are a single point of failure and bus/IPC complexity.

3. When it is affordable, there should be simple but elegant transitions between menus, like slide and fade in/outs. Just small things to make things feel smooth should be fine.

4. I don't think flat/material design is bad, honestly, but it shouldn't become a mess where you can't distinguish links/buttons from text. All interactive elements should have clear outlines.

5. Mystery meat navigation is a mistake. Hamburger bars add nothing of value except for maybe hiding miscallenous stuff. I like the NavigationDrawer/bottom bar on Android 7.0, though, as it clearly defines the parts of the app.

What are your thoughts?

pic unrelated

Cookies

Hello. I am curious about 8chan's use of cookies. In the privacy policy, if I'm reading it correctly, it states that cookies are used to store user info on a user's machine. However, I would like to know if, on 8chan's end, any identifying cookies are stored with post data, as some image boards do. If so, I'd also like to know if that was the case before the hack as well.

Good day and thanks.

It's kinda hard to believe, but there's only one extension that allows to you block jewtube channels - video blocker - and that piece of shit doesn't work unless you use the new layout. There has to be some alternative...

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/software-development-cancer.html

>Software developers must not touch product

>There's your root of the problem. When you get people with absolute zero social and marketing skills tell the world what the end product should be like. When you let software developers define the final state, your world looks like one big debugger session. This is so stupid and pointless that watching reality TV feels like inventing calculus.

>If anything, software products - good software products - should be designed by people who have no formal compute science education, perhaps even no tech skills. You want them to focus on human needs and how people interact with things. Not through the eyes of a cook, who sees buttons and fields and forms as ingredients to their next pay check, but through the eyes of a human who seeks to solve a problem and satisfy a primal need.

and about linux:

>Linux. Ah well. What is there to say about Linux. Everything. Same functionality, 10 different programs. 10 different forks and spoons, created so someone can write code when they feel like it. New audio and video frameworks that are bloated and complex and self-serving. More bugs, more crashes, reduced performance, reduced battery life. That's the end result of software-driven development. Because for developers, this is a lovely and colorful playground. This is what they breathe and live. For end users, it's a nightmare designed by amateurs.

>PulseAudio? Is my sound any better? No. Shit. Wayland? Are my graphics any better? No. Shit. Systemd? Is my system more stable and/or boots faster? No. Shit. And the list goes on and on and on and on.

he's so right. that's exactly why I hate GNU Linux and Open Source Niggers (The open source community). They only care about themselves (developers) and they shit on users. I am user and I won't allow them to shit on me, I will shit on them and their nigger product (LINUX).

Is it just me or 8ch servers suck?

I've been here for some years and the servers were always kinda inconsistent for me. I have "good" internet(constant 3.8mb/s download and 300kb/s upload) and live in south, South America. I never had a problem with uploading images but opening images can take a few seconds, .webm's are a pain(sometimes more than others) and it frequently happens that the whole site decides not to load images for no reason.

Everything is fine by me until a random image decides to keep on loading forever, I check other images and they just keep loading too. Then I click on another thread(where the 250x250 version of the images aren't on cache), takes a while for it to open and the images' preview won't load, etc. Suddenly it comes back to normal after some minutes.

I don't have any problems with loading images or webms from other foreign websites.

tl;dr fullchan is kinda slow on average(not below average bitrate webms are a pain) but sometimes it gets even worse for some minutes, is it just me? Can I do anything to fix it?

Seem like a DNS problem but that wouldn't explain the webms being slow.

Is it just me, or is using an ANN to solve a problem just the "Easy Way Out (tm)"? How many real-world problems could be solved more quickly using traditional algorithms and a little more dev time/ research than just handing them off to an ANN?

What is the best bitcoin mining build for rasberry pi 3?

I have just started bitcoin mining for the first time and the program I am usinh is Nicehash. The problem I am facing is despite using a gtx 1050 graphics cars, my speed of the mining is rounded to about 12 MH/s and Im only making up to 0.00009500 or about $0.60 a day.

I am thinking of getting a rasberry pi 3, what build for a bitcoin miner would you recommend me to either enhance the speed of the mining and increase my profit that wouldnt cost me to spend over $500?

i just noticed that my ssd makes noise when reading and writing. is this normal?

LibreOffice mascot contest: Round two!

The goat is dead btw.

https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2017/11/13/mascot-iteration/

Learning Mathemathics back from Zero.

I know that is maybe not the good board but since it's the most active on this kind of stuff, I want to fall in love again with mathematics.

The little tale:

In school, I used to be good at maths.

In Mid-school, my maths teachers were so terrible that I ended up going thru highschool doing paper aircrafts with my classes.

In high school, I've only study math one year, and it was so terrible (the teacher was a old bitch) that even now, I can't make basic multiplications without being blocked,Telling me unconsciousness that I'm automatically wrong and I should not try to resolve it.

It's for myself I want to do it, to overcome there years and to understand a world that I thought lost to me.

Shit Nigger I ain't reading that:

I want to start mathemathics back from zero, learing them, use them in my life and finally be able to love them without my brain freezing.

Any learning materials or methods is welcome.

Elon Musk Concerned Over Talk of ‘AI Godhead’

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is gravely concerned about reports that at least one artificial intelligence expert is aiming to create an "AI godhead" within the next 25 years.

https://www.trunews.com/article/elon-musk-concerned-over-talk-of-ai-godhead

Elon Musk has already been sounding the alarm about artificial intelligence for months, but new reports regarding efforts to create an “AI godhead” has concerned him gravely. After Venture Beat published an article featuring Anthony Levandowski, Google’s self-driving car engineer who has established a nonprofit religious organization called Way of the Future, the billionaire high-tech entrepreneur shared the following tweet on Twitter:

>On the list of people who should absolutely *not* be allowed to develop digital superintelligence...

>— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 24, 2017

Way of the Future’s “mission statement” declares it intends to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.” Levandowski claims this will happen within the next 25 years.

>mfw normies don't store any files on computer

>they store photos on (((facebook))) and (((instagram)))

>they store documents on (((google))) docs

>they store personal calendar on (((google))) calendar

>they stream music and videos so when jews delete song they no longer listen to it

>when jews block their account they beg them to unlock it to access "their" files

>normies believe cloud is "modern" and "better"

how did the jews manage to brainwash the sheep?

also if jews bribed governments to outlaw personal hard disks normies would be like "fine, cloud is the future anyway! I'm so modern!" and "I don't have anything to hide, personal storage is for pedos and terrorists"

Non free/libre hardware/software compagnies are just Stalin's dream ?

I was thinking about this subject, does the actual state of MS windows or even intel or any hardware manufacturer or non free/libre software devs makes them communist ?

What I understand of communism is that there's no more private property so what originally belongs to me belongs also to others.

Of course the subject of communism is bigger than this but I try to not compare the "Ideals" because each time people imagined it would work it failed miserably with tens of millions of death so I consider what was applied in the USSR or any other communist country.

So basically we buy hardware/software which comes with a license and these license explicitly explains that we aren't the owner of the hardware/software but we don't rent it either.

And so with time they become a unique/centralized entity and you don't have a choice or are forced to have things that you don't want for example no man right in his mind would have ever accepted the intel ME or any similar technology.

But it was pushed in every possible hardware/software and Stalin's dream became a reality.

Add-ons / WebExtensions

Is Firefox deleting the old extensions and why are they switching?

>2017

>not a single working tabbed rich text editor

the closest what I found are WordTabs and RoughDraft (software from ~2000-2005) but they are broken & bugged

here is how it looks https://web.archive.org/web/20101230083432/http://www.salsbury.f2s.com:80/rd.htm

Why neither propriety capitalist shits or open source shits can provide such crucial application? I don't understand how humans function without such application.

/ham/ Amateur Radio General

Who /ham/ here?

Thinking of hooking this rig up for APRS.

Firewall - why there is nothing useful one for Linux or BSD?

What a fucking disaster.

No per-application rules, no easy-to-use rule toggle, no pop-up about blocked apps so default deny policy is pain in the ass, no "allow once" option.

How come there is no proper application firewall for Linux clients in 2017? If I want to only block the shitty calculator to automatically request currency rates through HTTP, I still can't do that with the firewall.

Hey Codemonkey,

Can you write some code so that we can imbed hooktube vids? It's not urgent or anything. It's just that I really hate youtube cause it's run by google jews and I don't want to give them views.

Thanks,

Anon

who would win?

Well /tech/?

MINIX: ​Intel's hidden in-chip operating system

Did you know you're actually running MINIX/GNU/Linux? Well, you are.

http://archive.is/qyHmN

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MINIX

>If you learned about operating systems in the late '80s and early '90s, you knew MINIX as Andrew S Tanenbaum's educational Unix-like operating system. It was used to teach operating system principles. Today, it's best known as the OS that inspired Linus Torvalds to create Linux.

>So, what's it doing in Intel chips? A lot. These processors are running a closed-source variation of the open-source MINIX 3. We don't know exactly what version or how it's been modified since we don't have the source code. We do know that with it there:

>1. Neither Linux nor any other operating system have final control of the x86 platform

>2. Between the operating system and the hardware are at least 2 ½ OS kernels (MINIX and UEFI)

>3. These are proprietary and (perhaps not surprisingly) exploit-friendly

>4. And the exploits can persist, i.e. be written to FLASH, and you can't fix that

>In addition, thanks to Minnich and his fellow researchers' work, MINIX is running on three separate x86 cores on modern chips. There, it's running:

>* TCP/IP networking stacks (4 and 6)

>* File systems

>* Drivers (disk, net, USB, mouse)

>* Web servers

>MINIX also has access to your passwords. It can also reimage your computer's firmware even if it's powered off. Let me repeat that. If your computer is "off" but still plugged in, MINIX can still potentially change your computer's fundamental settings.

>And, for even more fun, it "can implement self-modifying code that can persist across power cycles". So, if an exploit happens here, even if you unplug your server in one last desperate attempt to save it, the attack will still be there waiting for you when you plug it back in.

>How? MINIX can do all this because it runs at a fundamentally lower level.

>x86-based computers run their software at different privilege levels or "rings". Your programs run at ring three, and they have the least access to the hardware. The lower the number your program runs at, the more access they have to the hardware. Rings two and one don't tend to be used. Operating systems run on ring zero. Bare-metal hypervisors, such as Xen, run on ring -1. Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) runs on ring -2. MINIX? It runs on ring -3.

>You can't see it. You can't control it. It's just humming away there, running your computer. The result, according to Minnich is "there are big giant holes that people can drive exploits through." He continued, "Are you scared yet? If you're not scared yet, maybe I didn't explain it very well, because I sure am scared."

Hooktube has been suspended

I kinda knew YouTube wouldn't let it last (3 months?)

Anyone got an alternative?

Posting here because 4chan thinks it's special

Fake news information flow

>8ch not on the graph

http://hackingdistributed.com/2017/07/11/web-centipede/

Add these features

.txt file uploads

.zip archive uploads

.ogg audio uploads

Board option to allow OP hide posts in his own thread

Board option to allow people to edit their own posts

Allow people to edit their own post if it's the latest post in the thread or <10 minutes old or something

Allow mods to create threads that won't get pruned automatically, but also aren't stickied to the top

Allow mods to hide threads so they exist and can be posted to but aren't visible in index/catalog

Add reply count, image count, and last post time in threads.json

What do you think of this?

/ourbrowser/?

https://beakerbrowser.com/docs/install/

A GPLv3 project went full /pol

https://archive.is/2017.11.14-184501/https://github.com/rtyley/bfg-repo-cleaner/pull/198

https://github.com/rtyley/bfg-repo-cleaner/pull/198

> This doesn't relate to the functionality of the BFG, and some might find the message unwanted. Yet Trump and his administration are a massive threat to the future of humanity, and they have the power to repeat their lies, hate and bile - loudly and incessantly. Occasional reminders that they're full of shit are a good thing.

What do you think?

/sudo/ feature request thread

The nerv center is cute, but please consider:

Bobber - prevent thread from being pruned/slid past end of catalog

Whitelist/Blacklist board option - approved posting IPs instead of only having a ban list

Have Mod actions return to mod.php/reports instead of index.html

I saw some other neat features requested month or two ago, but I can't find the archived threads, so anons please add them and use this as a general feature request thread

>current year

>not using your Commodore 64 to connect to a BBS