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Recent News Post: chrome and spam bot errors by Tohno - 23rd May 2018
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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. 1670 [Edit]
>>1495
Greenwashed bullshit. A 6kW set will set you back $15k and break even in 10+ years - that's excluding PV degradation, weather and battery replacements. I'd rather put that money into a low yielding fund and double it instead.

>>1669
Your tax money died for their sins.
>> No. 1673 [Edit]
>>1670
>break even in 10+ years
And by then the technology will be outdated with cheaper better stuff on the market. Not to mention the batteries would likely be toast by then.
>> No. 1683 [Edit]
I'm uneducated about energy extraction methods, which would be cheapest?
which would be eco-friendliest?
which would be most endurable?
>> No. 1684 [Edit]
>>1495
Now it's 2018, solar cell tech has been a bit more stagnant than we'd all like, and the US (one of the few major countries with enough empty desert to build massive solar plants in) still has tariffs on Chinese panels in some futile attempt to save some tiny domestic companies. I'm not holding my breath for a solar takeover in the next 20 years.

>>1683
Wind is very cheap, as in actually cheaper than coal and natural gas on real world grids where natural gas is subsidized instead of renewables, and it scales enough that it is the majority of generation in economies as large as the UK and Texas on many days. Capacity is still growing even after the US dropped rules that would have made coal fired plants more expensive.
I don't think anyone can confidently say what is most eco-friendly. Even if you replaced that extremely broad question with "what has the lowest effect on the greenhouse per Mwh generated" it's not straightforward. I don't want to shill wind too hard because it has obvious location limitations, but it's pretty great by this metric. Solar, hydro, and nuclear require a lot of energy to build (which for now means lots of fossil fuels burned), but have the potential to generate a ton of power in the equipment lifetime to offset.
Nuclear is theoretically the most enduring method if we're talking about the longevity of the equipment; that shit is supposed to be built to run indefinitely, but then people cut corners and it goes down in a natural disaster, and then other plants are shut in the ensuing political storm. Solar is of course on top if you mean the source itself, since if we switched to nuclear power we'd most likely run out of uranium before the sun dies.

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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. 1672 [Edit]
>>1631
Because money. COBOL is probably the most hated language of history. And it still exists, not only in the form of legacy code bases that nobody has the money, time or skill to replace, but some people just can't let it die (I'm looking at you IBM).

Languages such as C and C++ have been very, very, very popular. And it'd be impossible to replace all the software, libraries, etc. written in them in just 3 decades. They are also very robust, which makes them even harder to replace since they still werk.

But that's not the only reason. Nearly all mainstream languages are from what we call the "C-family", they all are heavily inspired from C and look very close to each other (if you don't have any experience with languages of other families you might not see what I mean, as you probably think that C and python are totally opposite that have little to nothing in common). Therefore learning one lets you pick up others of the C-family fairly quickly. Just for the sake of teaching, they will never really disappear. C is a really really simple language, the syntax can be learned very very quickly, and you get to learn a lot of core concepts of programming without having to worry about lots of boilerplate that means nothing to you (yet). C/++ will stay relevant for at least another 50years. Probably 100, because you'd also have to wait until all the stubborn programmers of these languages die out...
>> No. 1680 [Edit]
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1680
Pick one.
>> No. 1681 [Edit]
>>1680
C
>> No. 1682 [Edit]
>>1680
A toss-up between C++ or VB, the latter because she's cutest and looks lonely, and the former because it's a langauge I actually use.

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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. 1654 [Edit]
>>1653
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.
>> No. 1668 [Edit]
>>428
Well look how long internet explorer remained #1.
It looks like the most used browser by the lowest common denominator is owned by whoever dominates the tech industry at the moment.
This is most likely because they have enough of a monopoly to effectively promulgate it's supposed popularity amoungst the masses.
>> No. 1671 [Edit]
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>>428
>>1668
To most people Google is the Internet. And when it tells them to switch to Chrome, they do as they're told. Not to mention the massive fear mongering campaign by the media that tells people they have to use the newest, most updated software or the evil Russian hackers will get them.

I've switched to Waterfox recently from Firefox ESR as it looks to be gaining ground after Moz-colon-slash-slash-a's insistence on screwing up. It's based off ESR56 and supposed to keep XUL intact alongside e10 so some old extensions will still work (can't live without Classic Theme Restorer and DownThemAll). Webextensions is restrictive garbage like the monoculture that spawned it.
>> No. 1674 [Edit]
>>1671
>can't live without Classic Theme Restorer
Just in case you don't know, you can modify a -lot- of the interface through CSS, way more than CTR ever could, with a couple exceptions. I was bothered by it too, but after testing Waterfox I just couldn't handle how outdated (and slow, YMMV) it felt so I sucked it up and only afterwards I found out about the editing. Just to be sure I reinstalled Waterfox and set it up like I had FF before Quantum, and my current edited Quantum felt and browsed way better. Sure, it's a lot more work as well, but it pays up.

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1419 No. 1419 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
/navi/ quality images, go!
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>> No. 1646 [Edit]
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Math is fun
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>> No. 1667 [Edit]
>>1645
It appears as if this one was designed for GPU based crypto-currency mining for a large rig with many graphics cards.

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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. 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.
>> No. 1659 [Edit]
Not exactly computer related but wasn't sure where else to ask. Any who, this might seem like a yahoo answers grade of stupid question but I need to know. Is there a difference between UV/black light and purple light? I have some RGB LED lights and don't want to damage my stuff with UV. If they're set to purple or blue, would it cause any negative effects?
>> No. 1660 [Edit]
>>1659
Yes, they both emit different frequencies of light within the electromagnetic spectrum, I recommend good ol' wikipedia, it's a fun read:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacklight
>> No. 1661 [Edit]
>>1659
UV light will probably have a negative effect on your figs. Similar to if you left it out in the sunlight.

Your UV lightbulb is probably low power, but extended exposure will have negative effects. A small amount won't be too bad though.

UV and red light have big difference in energy. UV carries energy enough to mess with the carbon-carbon bonds in your PVC or skin, which is why UV light causes sunburns.

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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 hide.me with their free versions and thought hide.me 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.
>> No. 1658 [Edit]
>>1649
OP here. sorry for the late reply but I ended up going with the one you recommended. Can't get it to work on my pc, and the app fucks up my phone, but it works on my laptop so it's whatever.

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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. 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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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:

https://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-quietly-installs-riskware-bitcoin-miner-users-report-150306/
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>> 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
>> No. 1629 [Edit]
Here's a test to see if you browser is spectre-proof:
http://xlab.tencent.com/special/spectre/spectre_check.html

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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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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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