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1547 No. 1547 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or Dennis Ritchie, come here to talk about what you are doing, your favorite language and all that stuff.
I've been learning python because c++ was too hard for me (I'm sorry nenecchi I failed to you), reached OOP and it feels weird compared to the latter one, anyway I never got it completely.
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>> No. 1612 [Edit]
>>1549
First of all, a mainstream language won't be obsolete in just 5 years. At worst, it'll take a decade or two, maybe three, before one of these becomes obsolete. And even among niche ones, some will just never die.

Secondly, the time you spent learning a language is never lost. Most language come with a paradigms, idioms, etc. If you can program with one language, then you can pickup a similar one in less than a week (unless you want to be an expert ofc).

Finally, learning a language you might never use isn't a waste of time. Some languages are just really interesting to learn for the sake of it. They change the way you think about programming, teach you to solve problems in a (better) different way, etc.

Most programmers (and every good programmer) know more than one language anyway.
>> No. 1614 [Edit]
>>1612
So, which are the mainstream languages that will take 10-30 years to become obsolete?
>> No. 1615 [Edit]
>>1614
I don't understand why you'd want a language that will die in 30 years when you can pick C and C++ and be set for multiple lifetimes
>> No. 1628 [Edit]
>>1615
Could you please elaborate what you meant? I'm technologically handicapped.

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36 No. 36 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I thought the ponderings thread was getting a little computer-heavy, so I made this thread for general whinging about technology and the like. It sort of already exists in other threads, but that didn't stop people...
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>> No. 1624 [Edit]
>>1623
There are two I use regularly, so it'd be cool to put em into one, no more to it than that. Just an idea I was thinking about.

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>> No. 1625 [Edit]
my flip phone stopped taking a charge and now i have to get a new phone and i'm afraid that i'm going to be forced into getting one of those rectangular 3dpdbook tracking devices that ntggers prefer to telephones these days when all i really want is a telephone to call people with and not a gps tracking device which uploads my position to the cloud constantly, even when i'm committing crimes. imagine being so fucking stupid that you pay the phone company hundreds of dollars a month to collect incriminating evidence against you.
>> No. 1626 [Edit]
>>1625
>my flip phone stopped taking a charge
replace the battery.
>> No. 1627 [Edit]
>>1623
i run a separate machine for my file server because i found out i don't like sharing ram and bandwith with the outside world. i capped the server's bandwith at a bit below my total capacity so it can do it's thing and it never causes me any trouble.

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1495 No. 1495 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
"2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels."
Your thoughts?
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>> No. 1601 [Edit]
That's cool, but unfortunately it's still more profitable for energy companies to burn fuel. I just hope we can sort out nuclear fusion, then there would be no excuse to keep burning coal etc.
>> No. 1602 [Edit]
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>"2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels."
>Your thoughts?

Load of bullshit, for the most part.

Government subsidies paying 80%+ of the cost isn't a fair stance for cheaper. Solar panels lose their ability to generate energy over time, and after about 5-8 years drop down to about ~40% of what they were originally outputting before they stop working and need to be replaced.

In areas where the old, aging power plants won't be able to keep pace with the project growth and the LGBT city councils refuse to allow any new ones to be built and instead buy electricity from other cities, driving the price to the highest in the country(south california), they are worth while. That includes the gov.t subsidies paying for a large portion of the solar panels to line the house and the power company paying 2/3 of the going rate for power being put back into the grid. It's a very, very niche and specific zone, but I guess the statement isn't entirely false.

Battery banks also go bad after about 6 years (including on cars). A battery that hold enough juice to travel 130 miles (100 with A/C on) will cost about $20k to replace. Might as well throw away the prius and buy an actual car at that point.

And then there's the cost of coal, which surpassed Uranium in 2013 in cost/watt (including acquisition, emission control, and disposal costs). Shame the 60's powerplant that was supposed to be decommissioned 15 years ago in Futenma got Tsunami'd, else the hippies wouldn't be so irrationally against it.
>> No. 1611 [Edit]
>>1602
Jefferson needs to happen and it needs to happen soon.
>> No. 1613 [Edit]
>>1602
> Might as well throw away the prius and buy an actual car at that point.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1071391_life-after-death-what-happens-when-your-prius-battery-dies
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1078138_toyota-hybrid-battery-replacement-cost-guide

The price is closer to $5,000, which would get you an 'okay' used car from a private seller.

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1521 No. 1521 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is WannaCry? Well, some little asshole wrote some code that exploits a hole in SMB within Windows. WannaCry, also known as Wana Decrypt0r, WannaCryptor, or WCRY, like other nasty ransomware variants, blocks access to a computer or its files and demands money to unlock it. Once infected with the WannaCry ransomware, victims are asked to pay up to $300 in order to remove the infection from their PCs, otherwise it is rendered unusable, and their files remain locked.

In general getting this on your computer sucks a sweaty ball sack. But hey, the fun's not over. This isn't like other ransomware. This one has a little surprise that comes with it. That hole in SMB allows it to actively hunt a network for other vulnerable computers. So it's contagious. That means all your friends at the coffee shop can join you in your misery.

So what can you do? Well if you're already infected, not much. Hope you have good backups, and I hope even more that you don't pay the fucking ransom. The last thing these people need is more money.

If you're not infected, well you have some options. First is get the update that fixes the hole. This will make you much less likely to get infected. However, with most of the planet banging on Windows Update right now, it might be a while. However, Microsoft does allow you to install from a stand alone patch.

Microsoft even released a patch for Windows XP SP3. "So what?" you say? Well, it was extremely generous of them to do so. Windows XP is a deprecated operating system. Microsoft was under no obligation whatsoever to release such a patch, but they did anyway.

Anywho...Below are direct links to the patches from Microsoft. Your best bet is to install these if you haven't already updated.

Finally, don't open suspicious emails, and NEVER EVER FUCKING EVER open an attachment you weren't expecting. You're welcome.

Windows XP SP3 http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/csa/csa/secu/2017/02/windowsxp-kb4012598-x86-custom-enu_eceb7d5023bbb23c0dc633e46b9c2f14fa6ee9dd.exe
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>> No. 1532 [Edit]
>>1531
>Any infected pc should be considered gone and should be wiped and redone.
Some people I've talked to think it's possible for the encryption to eventually be hacked and for that to be released. This wouldn't be the first time such a thing has happened. So it may be worth packing away those hard drives just in case, if they have any irreplaceable data on them anyway.
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>>1532
>Some people I've talked to think it's possible for the encryption to eventually be hacked and for that to be released.

but it is. It will take about 317 years using a networked cloud of 300 computers brute forcing the code for each computer.
Which, due to how well encryption uses random numbers, will be a different decryption matrix for each computer hit.

In about 60 years or so, the processing power of computers and network cloud computing should lower that to a total of 200 or so years from now (including that 60 year gap)

100% possible. Just hope the code needed to decrypt your computer doesn't take two standard deviations longer than the average, else instead of your great great grandchildren hit age 30 and finding out what files you had encrypted on your computer, it will be their great grandchildren. Who knows, the bitcoin wallet with .003 bitcoins you had leftover from the silk road may be worth a few million dollars by then.
>> No. 1539 [Edit]
Most of my data is backed up on hard drives that are physically disconnected from the PC. When I do the backing-up I do it under Linux and then disconnect the HDDs again. Prevents shit like this
>> No. 1610 [Edit]
>>1536
how does this image change when opened? what's that called?

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1280 No. 1280 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A bit late with this one, but whatever. To start off:

https://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-quietly-installs-riskware-bitcoin-miner-users-report-150306/
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>> No. 1606 [Edit]
>>1605
They claim AMD is affected too, but they don't know how yet. What a bummer.
>> No. 1607 [Edit]
>>1606
From what I've gathered there are two exploits, meltdown and spectre. Meltdown is intel only and effects everything they've made going back 20 years save a few exceptions (some atom, itanium cpus). Spectre has a few variants which effect Intel, AMD, and some mobile chips. I forget which, but I believe only one or two effect AMD, and for those it is harder due to architecture. That's all I got off the top of my head. AMD made a statement about that which is on their site explaining it better.

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>> No. 1608 [Edit]
>>1605
Windows is supposed to be releasing a band aid patch on the 9th for this. they're saying now it can be as bad as 30% slowdown due to the memory leaks and that this makes computers very vulnerable to hacking. All we can do is wait for windows and Intel to work something out.
>> No. 1609 [Edit]
>>1608
Windows 10 has a patch I believe, 7 does too but not sure if that's pushed to windows update yet.

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4056897

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1585 No. 1585 hide watch 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.
>> No. 1586 [Edit]
Indeed, it has its days numbered. It's just a matter of time.
>> No. 1592 [Edit]
That's how it goes with everything. They have all the time and money in the world and they will salami and redo everything over and over until shit normalizes and goes through.
I don't know words strong enough to describe how disgusting and horrible this normalfag world is.
We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine, but the machine isn't bleeding to death- we are.
>> No. 1603 [Edit]
The internet was a nice thing. Normalfags turned it into shit. Now other normalfags will it worse. Serves those cunts right. People complain about this killing small sites and businesses, but those same people likely only buy their shit from amazon anyway. They don't really give a shit about all the small sites and businesses that will be hurt, to them the internet is just a facebook youtube and reddit machine. If anyone really cared there would be riots on the streets. Instead you've got hipsters winning about paying an extra $5 a month for twitter on their $1000 iphones. Fuck those faggots. I long for the day when every nerd had their own webspace, when there were limitless things to explore and learn about on the endless sea of the net. We'll never have that again, but at least I can watch normalfags burn in the house they kicked us out of.

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No. 1595 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
there are so many nerds out there getting super rich off bitcoin lately, does anyone worry that there will be an anime shortage when they spend all their winnings?
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>> No. 1597 [Edit]
I think it's safe to say this is shit posting.
>> No. 1598 [Edit]
>>31015
I remember thinking I should buy 100 bitcoin when they were still around a dollar or two just to see what would happen. Oh well.
>> No. 1599 [Edit]
>>31018
I got that same idea but for all the worthless offshoot coins that were worth like 0.003 cents each. People told me I was retarded and I was tossing my money away. I figured it would be a fairly safe bet as 100 of each coin would only cost a few bucks and they might go up in value, if not no big loss.
The hard part was/is finding out how to actually buy any of those coins. The only site I found that worked for me was https://wesellcrypto.com/ but they're dead now. They had a very limited selection but I was able to use a phone app to convert coins I bought to those other worthless types. Now the $40~ I invested is $1,500 and climbing. My only regret is not getting more.
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Please do not post nsfw images outside of /ns/. I removed the file from your post. Thank you.

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165 No. 165 hide watch expand 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. 1590 [Edit]
>>1589
Maybe you can try disabling the Troubleshooting messages altogether since it's been such a hindrance. Go tot Control Panel > Action Center (use search if you don't find it) > Left Sidebard > Change Action Center Settings > Look for "Windoews Troubleshooting" under "Maintenance Messages" > Untick the box > Click OK Button.
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>>1590
I had already tried that and it hasn't worked.
>> No. 1593 [Edit]
>>1591
Did you manage to fix this?
>> No. 1594 [Edit]
>>1593
I ended up going to the .exe's properties for the game and checking disable desktop composition, haven't had the problem since.

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418 No. 418 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Let's turn this thread into a browser war!
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>>1136
Midori, the interface of it is also similiar to that of the older firefox verions.
>> No. 1195 [Edit]
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/11/mozilla-introduces-the-first-browser-built-for-developers-firefox-developer-edition/

So what do you guys think about this? Is anyone here going to try it?
>> No. 1587 [Edit]
I had been very stubborn in sticking with firefox over the years. Even with all it's problems I couldn't see myself using anything else as my main browser. I hated how each time it got updated the interface became uglier while more and more of my addons broke. If I didn't update then sites like youtube wouldn't work properly or I'd get out of date browser warnings. I patched addons myself to make them work, and installed others to fix the appearance issues (such as "Classic Theme Restorer")
Then the other day while trying to fix yet another broken addon I went to check the version number of the browser, which somehow triggered an update. When it restarted it was now running as firefox quantum. This destroyed the layout and nuked just about all of my addons. Once I processed what happened I said to hell with it, and installed pale moon after remembering it worked much like an older version of firefox. It was surprisingly easy to set up and was compatible with nearly all my old firefox addons. importing bookmarks from firefox wasn't supported by the installer but that only took a minute to export/import manually. Honestly I find it works far better than firefox ever did. Might have saved me a lot of stress if I jumped ship sooner.
>> No. 1588 [Edit]
>>1587
Nice, anon. I did the same on their previous UI update years ago. Not only does Pale Moon retain the old user interface, but it runs much much better on old hardware that I have. Far as I know the way new FF handles addons is now completely different, so none of them work anymore. Don't quote me on that though. Also, if there's an addon for firefox that you want on Pale Moon but doesn't work, sometimes you can check previous versions and those will work. I do that with the adblock element hider helper.

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1419 No. 1419 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
/navi/ quality images, go!
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>> No. 1561 [Edit]
>>1527
these times were so horrible.
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>>1567
Very appropriate.
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>>1567
Terrible idea for the on/off switch.
The only thing that lever should do is control the LEDs being on/off.
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1409 No. 1409 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is the single oldest piece of technology you still own?

How about the oldest thing you still use? (if different)
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>> No. 1540 [Edit]
>>1491
I have an old DEC keyboard, probably from around '96. It's not in active use right now, but it's been in the past. It's pretty nice, also considering how long it has lasted.
>> No. 1541 [Edit]
1905 victrola record player
>> No. 1543 [Edit]
I own an original gameboy made in 1989, it's older than me, and in surprisingly good condition. I still use it from time to time. I guess that's what happens when you build things to last rather than now when everything is built to break so you have to buy the new model.
>> No. 1562 [Edit]
Just tried to identify mine, not sure if correctly. Looks like 1930's Zeiss Ikon Nettar model unknown camera and 1950's Telefunken D11B microphone. Damn kraut shit.

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