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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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>> No. 1650 [Edit]
I'm currently using Iridium but I don't really like the standard chrome interface and I question if it's really better in terms of privacy compared to chrome in the first place. I have to admit I barely know anything about that specific subject and was just paranoid about constantly reading how much date google has on its users.
Anyway, does anyone know a browser with a comfy interface? I'd prefer something that has a bit of an old-school look to it.
>> No. 1652 [Edit]
There are always browser themes to make it look a certain way that you like.

I don't know too much about the browser myself, but I did download iridium a couple months back to visit one site, since FF and its forks don't support hardware rendering or something which it needed. Noticed that the last release was from november of 2017, and even now it hasn't updated since then. Of all programs on a computer the web browser is the most important to keep up to date I'd think.
>> No. 1653 [Edit]
"New" Firefox is customizable enough through css to at least make it look like you want. Even with zero modification is still leaps and bounds less botnet than Chrome.
FF definitely has hardware acceleration.
>> No. 1654 [Edit]
Yeah it probably does, but said website was terribly laggy. Bad site design, no fault of the browser. Another thing is chomium/iridium have is allowing you to download large files from mega. Wish that weren't the case, since there is zero need for a second browser otherwise.

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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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I really want to get into an application development language, whether it's Java, C, or C++.

I've almost solely worked with web development languages; HTML, CSS, JS(and jQuery).

I have a tough time deciding which on my own however and I'm out of touch with the best place to start, I'm not even sure what I'd program, beyond very simple games, or desktop applications to automate the bizarre needs I occasionally have.
It's not fair to say I'm completely new to Java, or C++. I did a semester of each in high school and I understand data-types and program-flow, since I've also tried many web-related languages in addition to Javascript.

I find it funny how large of a concern this is to new programmers, given how similar high-level languages are to each-other. It's a question born of ignorance. Taken at face level, if you really wanted a language that will never go obsolete try Assembly, or even better, binary.
C, and C++ have atleast another 30 years left in them. No other languages provide a closer to the metal approach and unparalleled performance in addition to a mountain of software libraries accumulated over the years.
Rust still seems like fanboy vaporware to me at this point. There's a lot of hype, but I've yet to download any software using it, and even the most competent Rust guy I know says it's not ready for serious deployment. It's the new Haskell / LISP.

That being said, it's surprising how fast web-based languages and libraries die a quick and morbid death, only to be replaced by something nearly identical, almost immediately after.
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>I find it funny how large of a concern this is to new programmers
Oh, I'm not a programmer at all. I used to dabble in web design when css was just emerging, and I recall hating having to stick with formatting. After a while, I stopped practicing, since I disliked the moving from html to css and whatever knowledge I had of anything faded away. I'm just someone who would like to find a solution to the eternal problem of having to leave the house to work, and seems like learning programming can alleviate that.
>It's a question born of ignorance.
>try Assembly, or even better, binary.
>C, and C++ have atleast another 30 years left in them.
What I also meant by the frustration of language-learning and the possibility of becoming obsolete is personal intellegence boundaries. I'm not that smart, and math itself was never my forte. I'm skilled in organization and finding things in a sea of other things but that doesn't mean I can just throw myself in learning binary and achive whatever goals I can with it.

Considering even non-amateur programmers go for "easier?" options rather than C or C++ (what happened to C+?) I assume you need to have certain dispositions or certain levels of intelligence many don't have.

So, I guess I could rephrase my original question into: If I were to start today, with what language could I end up achieving from-house working in X amount of time, with average intelligence? X being whatever it takes to be proficient enough to get jobs with it.
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Hikikomori here i'm trying to find a way to make money from home without going outside what programming language do you guys recommend for beginners??.
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start from the beginning, learn LISP with SICP.

you will be competing with freelancers from the 3rd world, who are incapable of thinking critically. You need to learn how to code, not how to write in a language. You'll have to learn the language, yes, but that is secondary to what is most important.

Being able to speak fluent english gives you a bit of an advantage, and make sure to get a github account up and going (and contributing at a REGULAR AND CONSISTENT RATE).

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1419 No. 1419 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
/navi/ quality images, go!
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Math is fun
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1641 No. 1641 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I got my first copyright notice from my ISP today, and it warned this was my second infraction. Checked and saw two other emails I never noticed from them. So now I think it's about time I get on a VPN, as the peer blocker I've been using till now seems worthless.
Can you guys recommend any? I've tried tunnel bear and with their free versions and thought was pretty decent and it allows torrenting. Can you guys recommend any others that wont break the bank, or steal/sell my info?
>> No. 1643 [Edit]
I have used Airvpn for this purpose, and have found that it works well. Torrenting while on Windows slows down to a crawl for some reason. Fortunately, I don't do most of it on Windows so that's no issue. Just a heads up as you may run into this with other services. Many give free trials limited by time/data so you could try a few out. Seems you already have. Mullvad, nordvpn are some others I know of. Go with whatever is cheaper I guess.
>> No. 1649 [Edit]
define break the bank.

The one TT recommends/advertises would be my recommendation, ~40 USD for a year for their services.
Probably less than what you pay each month for internet if you are in the united states.

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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. 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]
>my flip phone stopped taking a charge
replace the battery.
>> No. 1627 [Edit]
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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I am trying to read a handful of ext4 formatted drives from windows. However, since I used some specific format parameters so I could save disk space, some of the linus fs readers don't work. This one called ext2fds actually allows you to mount drives right in windows but it only works with the one partition I formatted with default parameters. Another, called DiskInternals Linux Reader, does work but only lets you browse the file sytems in their standalone program. You have to "save" files you want to copy over to use them normally. Real round about way of doing things but oh well.

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1280 No. 1280 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A bit late with this one, but whatever. To start off:
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>> No. 1607 [Edit]
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]
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]
Windows 10 has a patch I believe, 7 does too but not sure if that's pushed to windows update yet.
>> No. 1629 [Edit]
Here's a test to see if you browser is spectre-proof:

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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]
Jefferson needs to happen and it needs to happen soon.
>> No. 1613 [Edit]
> Might as well throw away the prius and buy an actual car at that point.

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

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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
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>> No. 1532 [Edit]
>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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>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]
how does this image change when opened? what's that called?

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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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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]
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]
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 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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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]
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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I had already tried that and it hasn't worked.
>> No. 1593 [Edit]
Did you manage to fix this?
>> No. 1594 [Edit]
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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