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1873 No. 1873 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Mazda hasn't produced a sports car for years, unless we consider the MX-5 to be such. Honda has narrowed down the range of Type-R versions and gave up production of many cult models. The Toyota has gone into urban hybrids, while the Nissan has a love for SUVs and crossovers. On Mitsubishi there's no more words at all, because , Mitsubishi brand completely lost its character (the eternal war between the EVO Lancer and the STI Impreza, the first one lost with a forfeit).

Self-driving cars will swarm roads within the next couple of decades. They'll be cheaper, safer, more efficient. Our grandchildren – heck, maybe even our children – will probably never learn to drive a car if they will live in an urban environment.While it's fun to think about in a futurism sense, there will be little excitement where the real change happens. Autonomous vehicles will, by their

nature, be boring. For the most part they'll have utilitarian looks. They'll be quiet and electric, they'll be slow and conservative drivers. They'll basically be a more personal version of public transport.
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>> No. 1884 [Edit]
>>1878
>>1880
Precisely. There are other issues too. It's crazy stuff but your very perception of the world could be manipulated by allowing you to be transported only through certain areas.

Also manufacturing and disposal of these things produces more pollution and hazardous waste than good old internal combustion contraptions ever could.
But it makes the greens happy so whatever, let's force the thridworlders to destroy their countries with strip mining too.
No one cares, we want batteries for our dumb new cars and we want them now!
>> No. 1892 [Edit]
>>1877
Car ransomware will also be horrifying. "Pay $300 or say hello to a concrete wall at 80 mph."
>> No. 1893 [Edit]
>>1892
It's scary to think how likely this is. I bet the first waves of these cars will have shit security, and the automotive industry has already proven to have little interest in maintaining the software in older vehicle models.
>> No. 1894 [Edit]
>>1893
If it's any consolation I don't think that the automotive industry will be the ones coming out with the first gen of this stuff. It'll probably be one of the SV companies, Waymo/etc. Of course given Google's track record in deprecating stuff this probably isn't any better, but at least they're someone with a culture of software and security.

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968 No. 968 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6136806/voyager_1_launched_in_1977_on_verge.html

This kind of blew my mind, the fact that something we built is out so far, even if it's just a probe from the 70's. I know it's slightly old news, but considering how long Voyager 1's been out there I don't think a week makes much of a difference.
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Interesting piece on a possible way to make Mars habitable.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190715114256.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
>> No. 1889 [Edit]
THERE IS NO OTHER PHYSICAL LIFE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE, AND THERE NEVER WILL BE.

Fite me irl.
>> No. 1890 [Edit]
>>1889
Space is so vast that there pretty much statistically has to be. Even in our own galaxy it's estimated that there are 40 billion planets with the potential to have life.
>> No. 1891 [Edit]
>>1889
>PHYSICAL LIFE
What? Also, microbial life almost cetainly exists in places like Titan somewhere in the universe. We're not that special. Life isn't that special.
>>1890
I read somewhere, that if the universe were large enough, there would statistically have to be a planet where there's an exact replica of you.

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165 No. 165 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Need help with computers? Post your questions here.

ME-tan will do her best to help (with the help of other users, ofc).
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>> No. 1885 [Edit]
>>1883
Is it formatted in NTFS? If so, the MFT and MFT mirror is possibly corrupt. TestDisk won't do anything since it's not a partition problem.
The only tool that actually manages to ignore the corrupt records and process the rest as normal is File Recovery in "Active Partition Recovery Profession".
NTFS is a bad filesystem with bad/no tools.
>> No. 1886 [Edit]
>>1885
Yes. TestDisk didn't do anything but I recovered some stuff with PhotoRec.
I guess that's it.
>> No. 1887 [Edit]
>>1886
Photorec doesn't do much since it scans for file headers and should be left as a last resort. Save for 1-2 files (that sit on the front of the MFT) the rest should be intact and full recovery is likely.
I fudged its name, search for "Active Partition Recovery Professional v15.0.0 Portable" and do a Superscan, tick NTFS and None (Fast) under signature recognition.
>> No. 1888 [Edit]
>>1887
OK. Thank you.

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1813 No. 1813 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do I get this?!?! I wanna have Miku sitting on my desktop like that!
My OS is linux ubuntu, by the way. I've been searching all over the internet but I can't find a way to install this!
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>> No. 1822 [Edit]
>>1821
Nice! Can you post a screenshot of how it looks?
>> No. 1870 [Edit]
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>>1822
it looks great but it segfaults when I try to open the settings menu on my machine and it's pretty much impossible to configure without it
>> No. 1871 [Edit]
>>1870
Hm you might try compiling from source and see if that fixes it. Alternatively if there is indeed a bug you could try compiling with debug symbols if needed and stepping through with gdb (or just looking at the symbol dump) and seeing what's causing it to segfault.

Another option might just be to find where the preferences are stored (probably some dotfile in the home directory or near the binary path) and modifying that directly.
>> No. 1872 [Edit]
>>1871
Actually I didn't check before posting because I thought the software died years ago but it got updated in June, my repos is lagging two versions behind. I compiled the new one the menu works fine now. According to dmesg it was a GTK problem.

Thanks anyways.

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1792 No. 1792 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Can hubless cycles be the future standard?
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>> No. 1837 [Edit]
I thought this was some sort of joke until I looked up and found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centreless_wheel

funnily enough what I thought of as a possible disadvantage was listed as one of the first things on the page along with some others.
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1856
Just buy a e-bike
>> No. 1859 [Edit]
>>1856
Might as well, it's about as useless as a hubless wheel.
>> No. 1861 [Edit]
>>1859
Eh. They seem to have improved a lot in the past ten years. This year I have seen e-bikes on my street going probably 45km/h without pedaling, and apparently the range of them is pretty good nowadays.

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1585 No. 1585 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Net neutrality will eventually die, wont it? As I see it they'll keep trying to take it down over and over endlessly until people get tired of fighting it and they win.
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>> No. 1847 [Edit]
Every single chan with a tech or g board is filled to the brim with political threads about policies, corporate/government spying and muh freedoms. I get why people care about these things, but there's a lot of more intersting things to talk about. These discussions always go the exact same every time.
>> No. 1857 [Edit]
>>1847
Apparently a couple of tech boards are now focused on creating their own internet now that this one is being fucked over. Should be interesting.
>> No. 1858 [Edit]
>>1857
isn't that just tor?
>> No. 1860 [Edit]
>>1858
>>1857
Whatever a tech board can come up with will be small-scale shit which they might use on the side to feel cool and above the system, but will never replace the current infrastructure. It's happened before. There is an interesting project called safenet, but whenever that actually becomes open the public is a mystery.

Also, tor isn't a "separate internet". Unless you make a new network of individual computers, you aren't making a "new internet". If you do that though, it wont be useful to people outside of that mesh network.

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1809 No. 1809 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How does /tc/ sort their files? Do you throw them all in New folder (62) or do you take the time to sort them nicely?
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>> No. 1812 [Edit]
I keep maybe 1/4th of my animu photos sorted by series. In some cases I have special sub folders for characters such as the waifu, saber, ect. the rest get tossed into a big general folder that I keep telling myself I'll sort out someday knowing full well I never will.

My audio is a bit better sorted. It's not ideal but I have a music folder, and from there groups/artists. few exceptions being folders for game music, soundtrack stuff, ect I do have a small general folder of sorts for music but that's just from when my only hdd died and I had to rip my music off my ipod, and because of how poorly it was stored the files were given randomized names and placed in random folders.

Videos is pretty straightforward. anime/tv/movies/other. sub folders with series names.

Games is also pretty simple. It's mostly just sorted by system.
>> No. 1819 [Edit]
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For pictures, I keep everything in one big "Pictures" folder. I rely on remembering when I save things and hopefully naming things properly to find them. For anime, movies, music, etc. I make folders and keep filling them until about 50 or so are in there and make a new one. I also rely on remembering when I saved things to remember where they are in this case. When I sort pictures by anime series or origin I feel like it makes it a lot harder to find. I did this once a few years back to my whole pictures folder, and later dumped everything back into one folder. Took a really long time too, not worth it, long as I can sort by modify date I'm good.

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>> No. 1839 [Edit]
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1839
I mostly sort my files in videos, pictures, documents, music, games.
In pictures and videos, files are categorized as board and non-board names ex. g, b, a/[serie]/[char], Art. there are videos in pictures tough, mostly webms.

Overall it's still a big mess, some loose files, duplicate files, wrongly saved. Then there's also the issue of files that fit within multiple categories, files on other drives yet to be merged and not having the same organization. Windows doesn't allow paths with more than 256 characters so long filenames causes a problem, a temporary solution is zipping the file so it can be moved or using Teracopy.

Hydrus as >>1810 mentioned before is a solution to file organization, but it requires all the files in one big folder, I don't want to lose my folder structure so Hydrus won't be used. some images can get tags automatically by looking at MD5 of your picture and those on x-booru.

One program that's been helpful is Everything, say you save a file, put some tags in filename it's easy to find back and it's MUCH faster default windows search.

Do you guys find saving annoying too? Depending on the content I might have to jump to many different locations for each file. now THIS is a hassle. Maybe one big folder is not so bad after all?
>> No. 1854 [Edit]
>>1839
I have all my programs set to automatically download into one one big ingress folder and then organize from there. It's ugly but it's easier so long as you keep on top of shoving things into their appropriate places every few days. One trick is using temporary folders to group items as they come in. Say you're saving Touhou fanart. Clear out the base of ingress so only folders remain and let them all save there. Then when you finish drag them into a new folder so they don't mix with anything else. Even if you want to sort further (by character) it's still much easier than having to sit there and separate hundreds of pictures based on series which I find is usually the slowest part. And you can make other groups too like funny, infograph, etc depending on your needs and what you're saving.

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1842 No. 1842 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some unusual peripherals you've come across?
>> No. 1843 [Edit]
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1843
>>1842
The vertical mice as seen in your image are supposed to be pretty ergonomic. I haven't had a chance to try them but I really want to.

The recessed ergonomic keyboards are another thing that's supposed to be really ergonomic but looks a bit funky at first glance.
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>>1842

Unless you constrain that to unusual and useful/functional, you'll find a lot of stuff made from shitty ideas that failed for clear and deservedly obvious reasons.

As for one that I thought was weird, but turned out to be immensely useful: the horizontal scroll wheel on a madcatz RAT mouse.
I just wish the quality of the mouse matched the price tag, because it was very hard to learn to live without it when I switched to a more normal mouse that would last longer than year before it starts to fail.

>>1843

and here I thought DVORAK keyboards went extinct a decade ago....

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1832 No. 1832 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about companies and governments selling your genetic data? Is it invasive? Do you think there should be regulations when it comes to technologies when it comes to gene editing to prevent transhumanist bullshit?
https://youtu.be/wBCJCJZ4aE0
https://youtu.be/3uVfSvqmwuo
https://youtu.be/FLsKkbNIlLo
>> No. 1833 [Edit]
>>1832
If you voluntarily surrender information to someone you don't have any reason to trust and then it turns out that they were lying about why they wanted the information and they plan on abusing it, who is to blame? The people who get into positions of power are awful people, you were taught that from a young age. "Power corrupts" remember that?
If you go out for a walk into the swamp in the evening on a warm day in May and the mosquitos go wild on you because you didn't put on any repellent whos at fault? You can't blame a bloodsucker for trying to suck your blood and you can't blame corrupt authoritarian animals for abusing power, they're both things you're expected to be away of and protect yourself from.
They can't sell your data if they don't have it. As long as they never get mine they'll never be able to genetically modify a superior being because I'm the prototype of perfection.
>> No. 1834 [Edit]
>>1833
That's the lowest effort bait I've read today.

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1830 No. 1830 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone else seeing this message on the main page of tohnochan? It's an april fools joke right?
>> No. 1831 [Edit]
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Nah it's legit. You don't know how much I need that 10 cents a day from ad money. I need it to pay the ten thousand dollar a month server costs. So if you would be so kind, please disable your adblocker so those porn ads can infect your system with malware.

also here, have a photo of a cute cat to manipulate your feelings and make you feel bad about blocking the ads. Please think of the kittens!

Yes it's an April fools joke, ads are aids and TC has none.

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462 No. 462 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
This thread is computer/technology related, so /mt/ is probably the best place to post it.

Anyway, to the point. I've been hearing many rumours that the soon to come Windows 8 will have forced "Live integration", which means (you guessed it), forcing you to register on Live before being able to use the OS. From that moment on, I realized that Microsoft will either fail completely as a Software manufacturer or the oblivious masses will bend over. To my (almost expected) disappointment, it is the latter. The masses will accept this as they have done so far. I'm talking about the social networking shoved in people's faces everywhere. You can't go to a large website without seeing facebook and twitter links everywhere. Hell, even online gaming has turned into one big social network (see Steam, Xbox Live, etc.)

The question I pose is, what's next? Requirement to have your real name visible everywhere you post? Or maybe forced cloud computing? Web 2.0? Seems likely.

They're already putting tracking devices in smart phones:

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/your-smartphone-spies-on-you-for-google-apple-20110425-1dta7.html

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/04/is-your-iphone-spying-on-you.html

And don't get me started on the backdoors they've put in proprietary software.

Well, this concludes my pointless post. Any thoughts?
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>> No. 1826 [Edit]
I can totally agree with you. It sure has gotten worse since 2014 in the name of kids and terrorists.

Actually, I am trying to figure out the fallout which will be raining upon us when A13 is implemented. If I recall correctly the new laws only affect platforms older than 3 years and with more than 3000 monthly users. While Im sure Tohno-Chan fullfills the age requirement, I am not so sure about the users part.

I think this user count clause will really save my ass. Most websites I use have also presumably under 3000 active users. Regarding Youtube and Co... I hope they will figure something out.
>> No. 1827 [Edit]
>>1826
http://s11.flagcounter.com/more30/3741/
>While Im sure Tohno-Chan fullfills the age requirement, I am not so sure about the users part.

If this is anything to go by, it should be fine.
>> No. 1828 [Edit]
>>1826
I think most of the internet isn't going to bother.
It's going to be cheaper for them to just cut off the EU peasants from the greater net than to try and conform to EU's fantasy demands.
Only the multinational goliaths will prevail, though I doubt they will be able to make significantly more money off of us anyway.
I mean the majority of us euro-peons is already poor as niggers and we're only getting poorer. It's going to be hard to squeeze out anything more.
Fucking Eurogulag.
>> No. 1829 [Edit]
>>1827
>Regarding Youtube and Co
As >>1828 mentioned, the big companies are going to be pretty unaffected. They can afford to (and already have) developed ML based content ID systems to automatically take down content. Google, Facebook, and co. will probably set it to be even stricter in the EU and call it a day.

Meanwhile the law will only hurt small startups and indie businesses because they can't afford to/don't have the manpower to do the above. And it'll also hurt end-consumers as an end result in two ways: 1) there'll be less competition from these small businesses and eventually people won't bother trying to create services catering to EU citizens so they'll be stuck with big goliaths that will only become entrenched and incumbent. 2) Smaller niche content/sites may also become unavailable to EU citizens, as even those possibly under the exception clause mentioned may not want to risk violations or bother so they'll just block EU IPs.

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