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Can someone summarize the hype around this guy and his research?


>It didn't have any bones in its toes, so it wouldn't be very useful for humans anyways
What about a cock?


If he could regenerate dicks it would be the greatest advancement in medicine since the vaccine


Very briefly - his big idea, bioelectricity, is that the body of an organism isn't much different from the brain - cells communicate with one another via electrical signals to form and achieve goals - what we call intelligence. He's using biochemistry to manipulate cells' electrical signals and thus their goals, and he's done this to great effect on lesser organisms - from making frogs regenerate their hind limbs to making flatworms grow multiple heads with different shapes. The ultimate goal of course is to apply this technology to mammals, especially humans, but he apparently hasn't had any success on that front.

Someone who knows more marxist philosophy than me could probably explain what this has to do with dialectics.


They've used electricty to regrow amputated rat limbs in the 70s. Good that people are researching it again tho.



Software developer thread
Thread for all the people who are working towards, have been, or are software developers.

Let me begin by saying that *magic* in ruby on rails, spring boot, and shit like that is all nice and dandy until you scale your project larger than a fucking hello world.

It blows my mind that enterprise is so balls deep on spring boot. Fucking cancer of a project. Don't get me wrong, abstractions are great. Abstractions aren't magic. Magic is when shit is not explicitly set anywhere and are done for you.

This might be shit like automatic wiring of routes based on function name. Or running a series of uninspectable SQL to map into objects. Or build HTML pages based on the regex of the model. Anything which is auto built without being explicitly set.

Don't even get me started on the fucking shit show that OOP is, with shit like spring boot, JPA, etc. Adding magic on top of that is like adding poisonous spiders to a cockroach pit that you live in.

Also, what the fuck is the fucking problem with people who write shit like
PersonIdNumberGenerator that takes a PersonIdNumberStrategy made by a PersonIdNumberStrategyFactory. Then the Generator makes a PersonIdNumberGenerator produces a PersonNumberId object which is just a fucking wrapper for an int. Of course everything is an interface but drilling down this fucking concrete strategy, you find that to motherfucking shit just produces sequential integers.

Software developers can be the fucking worst motherfuckers alive istg.
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all the "languages" and frameworks that make money fucking suck. theyre terrible and suck what little joy i find in programming. i fucking hate it and theyre driving me insane


Which one is your poison?
What do you expect it to do? Like whether it can fail or what? Or memory wise? Not sure what your expectations of int.Parse() can possibly be.


webshits discover for the hundredth time that they get paid so much because their tools are universally horrible


>What do you expect it to do? Like whether it can fail or what? Or memory wise? Not sure what your expectations of int.Parse() can possibly be.
For starters, I don't even understand how you could call a method on int, in my mind it just feels wrong to make int a class type


Java and C# overload classes as namespaces. In java Integer is the class containing an int value and also the namespace for the static function java.lang.Integer.parseInt().
The C# int/Int32 type is a value type/object but the same applies regarding int.parse() being the parse function in namespace System.Int32.

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Every few months, people come up with an idea to create a new imageboard, since mostly everyone is dissatisfied with the state of vichan/lainchan, or thinks they can do it better. Having better software would greatly enhance the experience for both regular users and mods, and have more crossover appeal to “normies”. The problem is that no one can agree on the technical or more importantly non technical decisions on how one would go about making an actual, usable replacement for lainchan.

In fact, people don't even agree on whether the imageboard replacement should be an imageboard at all. This thread is a merged, consolidated, megathread of all the various attempts at answering this question that people have made.

Previously, there was a thread on outreach to lainchan, including a strawpoll:

The poll determined it should be built in Java, but a significant minority wanted to use a functional programming language, esp. Haskell, or Clojure/Lisp.

The only way a new imageboard will be built is if multiple people, technical jannies and lurker-programmers, from here and lainchan and even elsewhere, actually collaborate on a single project and concentrate their efforts on this.

There are important technical and non technical questions to be answered.

Namely, do we even want an imageboard?

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I agree. They should allow for bridging though, so bunkers can conveniently backup or act as a cdn for the main board.


It was a jab at java, not PHP.
Look at the hundreds of different ways to do something very simple: write shit to a file.

Half of these solutions will give you magic runtime errors if you try to run them.


an imageboard is such a goddamn simple type of software, I have no idea why there have been so many failed attempts to make a replacement for vichan. I can only assume it's because the people who aren't complete /g/-tier midwit larpers who have the skills to do this have other things they'd rather be doing, or maybe it's because the people who fall into a range of having the skills to do it and the interest to get bogged down in autistic design decisions instead of making something that Just Werks

source: I have a working, albeit very rough, imageboard engine written in Common Lisp that is currently like maybe 300 LOC and I could probably get it polished into a better state, add some fancy stuff like multithreading or liveboard features or whatever, but it's hard to get excited about something that isn't all that interesting


>I have a working, albeit very rough, imageboard engine written in Common Lisp
Why not just add image posting to a proven textboard written in scheme?


personal preference of CL over scheme and also because as I said before, an imageboard is such a trivially simple piece of software that it's not like it would be unreasonably difficult to make another one, as much as it also is kind of boring and pointless

I've seen this textboard engine though and think it's neat for what it is

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Has anybody else thought about how personal computers might just actually suck? What is the personal computer, really? Is it not just "the car" of all the vast potentials computer science offered us? I'm not saying that personal computers aren't impressive and highly practical. What I'm saying is that as soon as our first computer engineers thought of something that could be mass produced and sold to the individual consumer, they said "bingo!" and stopped dreaming.
Do you know what I mean? I'm kind of trying to start a research proect investigating this question. I know a little about early visions of cyberspace compared to what the internet became, and the early vision of hypertext. If anyone has any reading material on what computer scientists were dreaming of versus what actually ended up happening, please send them my way. I might try to write a book about this.
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there are apps for that
deaf people already use computers
yes, there are PCs which track vision
>build my own PC
you can, it's possible
>in a way nobody would think of but me because I'm a special snowflake
c'mon bro, really?

If you don't want to pay for something, pirate it.

If you don't want ads, get an adblocker
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I see it more that capitalists lack the structure and motive to make anything better. The Unix wars showed capitalists can't work together unless under the direction of a cartel (Wintel) or by simply capturing the standards of what people do freely (enterprise Linux distros). If the PC industry was still run by the electronic engineers of the late 70s that simply wanted a computer at home they could play with PCs would be far more open and useful but that was a unstable state for a market under capitalism, once it was clear there was real money to be made the industry got taken over by capitalists proper.


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There have been roughly 5 waves of form factors of computers:

1. mainframes
the operating systems written for mainframes tended to be extremely expansive and general, and thoroughly engineered from first principles. they also provided tons of facilities for deduplicating effort between programs. this is exemplified by multics, where there is no distinction between memory pages and disk files, and where since all memory regions (called segments) were secured with a sophisticated ACL-based permission system, they could be shared between programs and users. the multics people basically tried as hard as possible to save on programmer labor. they defined standard interfaces between all programming languages on the system, and also, made all languages linkable to the shell, thus making all libraries on the system callable commands. due to the memory access being protected by the hardware, it was possible to write the kernel in the same way as the rest of the operating system, thus there was not a distinction between kernel mode and user mode like in modern operating systems. the kernel was just another library that implemented the kernel's functionality. this makes it similar to the modern notion of an exokernel, but preceding it by several decades. multics was so resilient to hardware failure that it was possible to split the mainframe into two computers while it was still running, like a biological cell dividing, by removing hardware pieces and reassembling them elsewhere. it even had a graphics system, though one which is quite alien to the normal understanding of it. basically the graphics system more resembled a CAD program than anything else, but this was combined with a standardized ontology or inventory which was shared between programs. thus for example if you were to define a model such as a teapot, then there would be one "teapot" object on the system shared between all programs, instead of being created and recreated over and over again by different programs. here again you can see the great attention paid to labor saving for programmers. multics had a vision of computing becoming a public utility, charged at a flat rate of computing time. it is very obvious to see the socialist implications of this line of thinking.
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The computer mouse is a dumb idea for text processing. Lots of pointless switching between keyboard and mouse. Check out the keyboard of the Canon Cat by Jef (yes one f) Raskin. Raskin also came up with the concept of a zoomable text interface, but he died before doing much with that.


>Lots of pointless switching between keyboard and mouse.
There are solutions to that… https://keymouse.com/

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Streaming services have reached the "fucking kill as many users as possible so they can't cancel their subscibtions" phase.
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OP's post is stupid but this is just your typical epic channer misanthropy. Yawn.


>not having a central router and dumb WAPs


Because capitalists have gotten so insanely shitty with their fuckery that it's hard to imagine a lie about them that would not be plausible.


youre… youre doing the same thing hes making fun of…


my wet ass pussy goes mad dumb

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There have been a few threads on alternative Android ROMs (like CalyOS and GrapheneOS), but what hardware do you run it on? The closest to a leftyphone seems to be Fairphone 4, but it's €579.00 and only available in a few countries. What are the alternatives?
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I compiled AOSP in a couple of hours with my gaymer rig, is this information outdated?


I bought a pinephone pro because being in the android prison is driving me insane


what you call a smartphone is really a tiny desktop computer or laptop with hardware that requires proprietary drivers that prevents you from being able to install your own operating system

>winblows faggot thinks you need a gayming pc to run linux


all computers made after 2010 require at least some form of proprietary firmware my man

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What would a dialectical materialist programming language look like?
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You mean haskell with wirthian syntax?
I tried this with the example from haskell.org:
function FilterPrime(List PrimeList) return List is

  function ListPredicate(Integer x) returns boolean is
    return x mod List.head /= 0;
  end ListPredicate;

  List(PrimeList.Head, FilterPrime(List(PrimeList.Tail, ListPredicate))));
end FilterPrime;

List Primes := FilterPrime(2 .. Integer'Last);


We'll only know when communism happens.


>and implementing the negate and sublate functions, which work as you would expect.


>Meaning that you could write a program incrementally by implementing a highly detailed domain description. This way, the language itself could coerce you into writing implementations that actually fit the domain, without any incorrect assumptions since they're already spec'ed elsewhere.

3:18 onwards


1. as a prerequisite you must read ten 1,000 page manuals
2. each manual contains long drawn out histories of how the authors of the previous manual were traitors to the project of creating a new programming language, and contradicts the recounting of the previous authors
3. instead of printing stacktraces it accuses you of being schismatic

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My fucking computer exploded wtf?

Turned on my desktop computer just now, then there was a loud pop and a tiny bit of smoke. Goddamn now I got to figure out what part that was. Hope it didn't brick all the parts. Didn't even know they could do that.


What OS, and was it custom built or prefab?


probably capacitor that got too much voltage or smthn


Probably the PSU, I had some die on me like that before.


sounds like a capacitor in the power supply blew up. it happens. buy a new PSU

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Will there ever be an alternative video platform that matches its ability to let you regularly put out content to a large audience?
Vimeo comes close but you have to pay to exceed the limits and the audience is definitely more limited.
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looks like newpipe


looks like garbage lmao

newpipe is actually good instead of some youtuber faggot trying to make money



Pretty straightforward privacy policy. excluding third-party policies.

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Just wondering if you use any android app (preferably open-source) to browse on leftypol and/or getchan.

I heard about `Clover` but it seems dead for a while and kuroba only has support to nazi hellholes — as far as I know at least; is there a way to add another chan there btw? I've been wanting to lurk while at the college since there are a lot of libs and a few right wingers (almost nazi fucks) and I'm too lazy to try to engage in conversation. Anyway do you know an app?
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It's a bit of work for them, I can understand them.
Guess I'll have to stick with firefox. Btw, it's there a difference between the playstore's and f-droid's version of firefox?

Off: classes fucking sucks, lots of libs "arguing" how to stop climate change and giving retarded anwsers. Fuck em

Anyway, have a nice day


> it's there a difference between the playstore's and f-droid's version of firefox?

Be that I mean huge differences, not only about free libraries etc


f-droid's is fennec, a fork of firefox that still phones home (and google).
also for the past years direct downloads from mozilla have a unique vendor id attached so consider getting the apk from their https repository


How's mull? I've been using it. No jxl support yet but the homescreen seems less cluttered.


Thanks comrade, I'm gonna give it a try when I'm free

Hmm, seems interesting, especially the Tor bit

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