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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. 2176 [Edit]
Thanks for all the help. In the end the restauration thing worked, some sites said it takes only a couple of minutes, but it was around 3 hours of restauration time like >>2171 said too.
>> No. 2245 [Edit]
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I wanted to look at the only wiki about systemspace which actually has some more in-depth information about what happened, but it's not hosted anywhere online. Instead, there's this megadownload of the wiki's contents
The problem is I don't know server shit. The furthest I got after a few hours of messing around was with wamp server 3.2.3, but I get this error and I have no idea was the problem is

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'MediaWiki\Logger\LegacyLogger' not found in C:\wamp64\www\wiki\includes\debug\logger\LegacySpi.php on line 53
( ! ) Error: Class 'MediaWiki\Logger\LegacyLogger' not found in C:\wamp64\www\wiki\includes\debug\logger\LegacySpi.php on line 53

This is line 53 of LegacySpi.php
$this->singletons[$channel] = new LegacyLogger( $channel );

Please help. For internet history's sake or whatever.
>> No. 2281 [Edit]
Has anyone set up a btrfs or zfs filesystem? After reading this article, I thought that when it came time to upgrade my computer's main disk drive (i.e. the one the OS is installed on) I'd do it by buying a new SSD, making the filesystem one of those two, and installing a whole new Linux distribution on it and copying over the user files I care about. (Currently it's a Linux on a 250 GB SSD with ext4.) There were also some fancy partitioning schemes I wanted to learn about, involving putting /boot and /tmp on their own partitions, putting the user home folder on its own partition, but they're less important to me.
>> No. 2282 [Edit]
I've been looking into it – from cursory readings it seems ZFS is a more "battle-tested" technology, and there's more established tooling around it. I'm still a bit confused by all the zpool stuff, since there are apparently some limitations – things like not being able to change the pool size after you create it (but apparently this can be done if you swap an existing hard drive for a larger one, just not adding a new hard drive)? I feel like there's a lot to read up on and understand though before I'd feel comfortable using it (mainly since I don't want to be blindly poking around when dealing with filesystem level stuff).

Also, does anyone here happen to know how exactly "raid-z" differs from a zpool? Are these two orthogonal things?

But yes the "essentially zero-cost snapshots" and copy-on-write are absolutely wonderful technologies that any modern filesystem should have – even Apple recognized this and replaced their aging HFS+ with APFS (although I still have a soft spot for HFS+ just because of how conceptually simple it is to understand; and their workarounds to achieve posix compliance are a glorious hack).

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1115 No. 1115 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is your preferred operating system and why? If you use linux also mention the name of the distro.
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>> No. 1180 [Edit]
Only 1 of the games I regularly play are linux compatible and I'm not interested in Super Tux Kart or wasting an hour configuring wine to have the game run at 15 frames per second.
>> No. 1182 [Edit]
Debian stable, nowadays. I used to use Arch, but systemd and various other shit came along with a steady downturn in general, so I jumped ship to one of the only remaining (at the time) options in Debian. Howewer, a few months after that, Debian made the decision to eventually switch to systemd as well, so I'm not sure where to run once the current stable release becomes obsolete.
>> No. 1190 [Edit]
Realistically you don't encounter many OS level bugs these days unless you're doing something weird, yes.
I have an idealized image from what I've heard of live-hackable Lisp and Smalltalk machines of a system where the source for everything is easy to bring up and understand and modify. Obviously not even OpenBSD fits that bill, anything that simple would be a toy OS unfit for normal use. But it's nice to daydream about, I suppose.
>> No. 2279 [Edit]
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This is a really interesting project. I wonder why it hasn't caught on more.
>Like other device driver interfaces used in Operating Systems today, UDI defines an architecture and a set of APIs for use between the driver and the surrounding system. This allows drivers and OSes to be developed independently. UDI goes a step further and provides APIs that are OS-neutral and platform-neutral, allowing multiple OSes and platforms to use the exact same driver.

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2260 No. 2260 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Surprised this doesn't exist yet.

So what do you think the future of AI is? Do you think eventually, we'll be able to give an AI general instructions and have it program something based on that? Like "write a play station 5 emulator" and then it would actually be able do it? Would that be a good or bad thing?
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>> No. 2268 [Edit]
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>To program a PS5 emulator you'd need an actual understanding of PS5 architecture first
That's what reverse-engineering and decompilation are for.

>Peace would never be an option.
AI has no reason to act in self-interest or dislike doing what others tell it to. I'd trust an AI more than another person. Hell, if humans attacked an AI, it would have no reason to defend itself.
>> No. 2270 [Edit]
You could go under the assumption that there is some algorithm in the future that can have the AI adapt to situations very quickly. If the AI is tasked to doing something, it'll find any option to keep doing it. If the AI is trained to attack or learns on its own that this is an option, it may be possible. For now, reinforcement learning is incredibly slow and stupid, so it isn't possible for an AI to learn this on its own. That being said, someone could train attacking humans as an option or there is a better or extremely improved method for reinforcement learning and the AI is capable of learning in real-time. I doubt this will be possible in an extremely long time, but who knows what the future holds.
>> No. 2277 [Edit]
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Here's a related question: do you think humans will interact with their computer via ai in the future? Voice commands do exist now, but they aren't that smart. In the future, could a person say out loud
"open up directory x" and the ai would be able to do that for them? Or maybe even "copy file y in folder x". If the ai isn't sure of something, maybe it could even ask follow up questions.
>> No. 2278 [Edit]
I suspect this will be possible (in fact it's an easier task than general AI since the set of things you can do with a given application is limited). But for experienced users, interacting directly with the computer is always going to be quicker than providing mouse commands: i.e. I can drag/drop a file to the trashcan faster than it takes me to say the words.

It might be more useful for running complex queries though: "trim this video to the first 10 seconds and create a gif from that" is a lot easier than trying to remember the right command.

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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. 2273 [Edit]
the Japanese equivalent, seems to be fine.
>> No. 2274 [Edit]
Yahoo JP is almost wholly different from the US yahoo. (I think the JP one is owned by softbank?). I wish I knew enough JP to make use of Yahoo JP as my main page; it has a clean page, doesn't have stupid web developers changing the layout every month, and people on the answers page are actually helpful. Also I think Yahoo JP search basically uses google under the hood for returning results.
>> No. 2275 [Edit]
it looks like straight out of 2005. I really love how a lot of japanese sites seem to still be made with 4:3 aspects in mind.
Meanwhile the US version of Yahoo doesn't even properly render for me without javascript.
>> No. 2276 [Edit]
There are definitely a lot of older sites still online on the Japanese web that are made for 4:3, but I think a lot of the newer sites that render correctly do so in response to mobile phones demanding greater webpage scaling so that no single aspect ratio is the "correct" way to view something, or at least that the site works with the greatest number of aspect ratios as possible.

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1183 No. 1183 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Why use linux?
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>> No. 2256 [Edit]
This is on the guix system, which uses the guix package manager. I wasn't aware the guix system also has the apt-get package manager included. I wanted to try guix for a bit to see how easy it is to use.

Also, sudo didn't work. I suspect because the user me isn't part of the sudo group or something, and I didn't feel like looking up how to add it.
>> No. 2257 [Edit]
Ah! Sorry if I was unhelpful... I thought you might be using a typical Linux distro.
>> No. 2258 [Edit]
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No need to apologize. I didn't elaborate in that post.

It's funny how they word things in this part
>if you want to download and install a ready-to-use package on a GNU/Linux system, you should instead be using a package manager like yum(1) or apt-get(1)
Guix is supposed to solve a problem, but seems to do so in a way that creates another problem. Unless it's actually really simple and I just need to read a bit of the manual for it to make sense.
>> No. 2269 [Edit]
Appimages seem to be the best solution of the three in terms of replicating that experience by a large margin. I wouldn't know about its technical shortcomings though.

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1547 No. 1547 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
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. 2259 [Edit]
Some neat changes in c++20:

Coroutines might be useful for event-driven stuff (but from what I've read what the standard-library provides is very barebones so you'll need to make use of a higher-level library in practice). Not sure how I feel about modules; most of the annoyances have mainly been around the build system versus issues from leaky headers, and I'm not sure modules really fixes that.
>> No. 2280 [Edit]
Belated response, but I really appreciate your thoughtful responses. The CI-aspect (as opposed to simple unit-testing) is something I often forget about since nothing I work on necessitates such infrastructure. In your opinion, is general experience with the aforementioned techniques something that's expected from graduates of CS (and related) degrees, or is it something that's rather learned on the job? (Ignoring the differences in infrastructure across organizations, hence "general".)
>> No. 2283 [Edit]
>The CI-aspect (as opposed to simple unit-testing)
In my mind "continuous integration" is more about the infrastructure and is orthogonal to the issue of system/unit level tests. For instance, you could just have your CI scripts run all unit tests upon a commit. Unless your job deals with setting up such infrastructure, I don't think end-engineers ever have to explictly think about CI itself, since it's merely an automated mechanism that runs the tests.

> something that's expected from graduates of CS
(I haven't spent enough time in the industry to say for sure so take the below viewpoint with a grain of salt)
Considering that most university graduates barely have experience writing good unit tests, I doubt that new hires are expected to be able to think about system-level tests at all. In particular, while you can assume that graduates will at least have some basic exposure to the idea of unit tests (perhaps they might have had to write some themselves for an assignment, and they'd certainly be familiar with testing algorithms for correctness given the prevalent use of autograders), system level testing is something that very few students will have needed to think about given that in university, projects are usually small and simple enough that there's no need for this. It's only when you dive into things that have to deal with networking, databases, RPCs, etc. that the limitations of unit tests begin to show and it becomes worthwile to consider bringing up an entire sandboxed environment. (Somewhere in between that continuum of unit tests to entire sandboxed instances, there's the in-betweens of in-memory simulations, RPC replay, and perhaps even more that I'm not aware of).
>> No. 2284 [Edit]
Functional and declarative programming is a bit of a mindfuck coming from an imperative mindset. Doesn't help that keywords and concepts have differing meanings between the two paradigms.
Tangentially related, StandardML is pretty fun, and mlton's FFI to C looks nice.

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1641 No. 1641 hide watch expand 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?
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>> No. 2241 [Edit]
What's the difference between that and 2-clause BSD?
>> No. 2242 [Edit]
The 2 clause BSD has no copyleft. Derivative works or even direct copies don't have to include the part of the license which allows for free usage(which isn't clearly defined in the 2 clause BSD). The only thing you have to include is the attribution to the original writer(copyright notice), the conditions, and the warranty, but not the part which lets you do whatever you want to it within some parameters.

This license also doesn't require the name of any copyright holder.

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>> No. 2243 [Edit]
>don't have to include the part of the license which allows for free usage
To clarify by free you mean libre or gratis? The 2-BSD states

> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification
which seems to cover the libre part for source distributions.

If you mean gratis, then your license mentions "and/or sell copies of the Software" and allows binary distribution, which would prevent that.
>> No. 2244 [Edit]
No, I don't mean gratis. Free as defined as
>deal in the Software without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, and/or sell
Somebody could sell their version for money, but the person who bought it would be able to do all of the above with their copy after buying it. Binary distributions can still be copied and sold. Somebody could also de-compile binary software and/or otherwise modify it in some way.

The bsd license does not require this part
>Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
To be included in derivatives and copies of the software. You only have to leave Copyright <YEAR> <COPYRIGHT HOLDER>, the list, and the warranty.

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2209 No. 2209 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
tfw I'm posting from an e90 communicator. idk how to update internet (I tried everyhing, trust me) and this chan is one of the few sites which my phone is able to surf.
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>> No. 2222 [Edit]
OP here again: I'm a dumb person with many projects but few results and trying to update this shit was a funny hobby in the quarantine, however my results are still zero. Any advice? I tried also to install DOSBox but it doesn't work
>> No. 2223 [Edit]
Get a better machine.
>> No. 2224 [Edit]
Lmao like? Old computers just for remaining in nostalgic vibes?

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1490 No. 1490 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Lets see some battle stations guys!
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I use an ergonomic mesh chair I got on sale since my back's pretty bad. Got it for around $120 bucks after a nice deal along with a coupon — normally twice that. It looks quite uncomfortable but it's actually one of the comfiest chairs I've had.
>> No. 2218 [Edit]
My dad has that chair. It leans back too much for my taste. I like sitting closer to the edge of my seat, so that sloping feeling annoys me.

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>> No. 2220 [Edit]
(According to reverse image search that's Staples Hyken).
You can actually get the higher-end ones for quite cheap used. For instance, you can get Aerons for $250-$350 if you hunt around a bit. And considering that they last 20 years or so and are designed to be repairable it doesn't seem too outrageous. But I don't know if the Aerons are actually as comfortable as people say they are or they're just overhyped placebos.
There's probably a way to adjust recline tension
>> No. 2221 [Edit]
Yes, it's Staples Hyken. Sorry for not specifying that.
And yes, you can adjust the recline angle as well as "disable" it completely to allow for it to be similar to a rocking chair.

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968 No. 968 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]

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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If they are
> in another super-cluster
we will never know

> in another galaxy
we won't know for a long long looong time from now and it's probably irrelevant for us today

> in our galaxy and we detect them in the near future
we are totally fucked, as their first radio signals will reach us thousand years after they have broadcasted them, meaning they have a technological lead of their distance divided by lightspeed minus the few years we use radio signals

> in our galaxy and they detect us first
things will be interesting, as this is the only scenario contact to aliens could be as it is depicted in media with the slight difference that we are actually the far superior civilication

> in our galaxy and we receive their first radio signals from a distance that, devided by lightspeed, is approximately the time we use radio signals ourselves
prepare for interstellar war!
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Perseverance have just successfully landed in Mars.
>> No. 2207 [Edit]
It's a statistical impossibility. Not just a little one like how it's statistically impossible that you will win the lottery, bigger than that. Much, much bigger. The chances are something like 1 in 10^100

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2196 No. 2196 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
some of the heyuris are building a new imageboard from scratch

what are good features to include?
>> No. 2197 [Edit]
They're Ruskies, so I don't care.
>> No. 2198 [Edit]
An imageboard doesn't need "features." Tinyboard/Vichan basically nailed it. The edit feature available on TC is perhaps the only real improvement that upstream tinyboard is missing.
>> No. 2204 [Edit]
All you need is text + file upload. Other stuff is bloat that you can tack on later.
In regards to coding one, HTML5+CSS has actually helped quite nicely. Use custom HTML tags and CSS selectors and things will be much easier.
>> No. 2205 [Edit]
Gurochan is back and it's being hosted or something like that by the same Russians as heyuri, kolyma network. I found this cease and desist letter they sent to "guroboard", since kolyma apparently now owns the tradmark gurochan. Don't know if this is real, but it's weird.


Oh, apparently it's real. Imagine if tohno trademarked tohnochan

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