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Proprietary SQL: IBM DB/2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
FLOSS SQL: MySQL, MariaDB, Postgres
No-SQL: Mongo, Cassandra, CouchDB, other proprietary shit like elasticsearch.
NewSQL: Google Spanner, CockroachDB
Nu-NoSQL : Terrabase/Skytable, TerminusDB ???

Why the fuck are there so many database companies now? Did people get so butthurt off mysql, etc. not scaling to google scale of billions of users that they decided to fuck off SQL forever? I thought the the nosql craze ended when postgres started offering json store but now I see companies like Skytable, TerminusDB trying to make new databases as well.

Ironically the CTO of TerminusDB used to be a Marxist, Gavin Mendel-Gleason. Even did some interactions with Cockshott. You can still find his blog articles online.

Is there any point of this shit? Properly normalized, tuned, relational DB's with optimized sql queries, indexes, materialized views, and decent replication can probably handle hundreds of thousands of users, and possibly several million users if the hardware is buff enough and you have decent DBAs/database people. This already covers 99% of uses. Also the vast majority of data out there can be modeled relationally, shit like mongo only became popular due to javascript hipsters wanting a dumb json store and not understanding sql/relational db design.

Redis/Memcached are in a different category as in memory db's are often used for caching, or storing session/login data or misc. tokens or something and not as a main data store. So they actually have a use. But the rest of this shit?

Other than a facebook, google, instagram tier service, there's almost no reason to go beyond a traditional relational DB. Maybe some niche company who needs a graph db (social network possibly?) or niche type db for geospatial data or something.
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Yeah, that's pure idealism. "Big data" was made possible by advances in hardware. Larger storage, higher bandwidth, more processing power. Just think of the success of GPGPU. The algorithms followed suit and were made parallelized and distributed. So yes, there was a very strong qualitative change that everyone who wasn't too busy wasting their life on Hegel noticed.


Widespread application in practice is idealism lol? All you mention as a counter-argument is "larger this, higher that, more of those", so just a change in quantity, it doesn't explain the emergence of the qualitative change. Pure mysticism.


It's not mysticism, it is materialism. Quantitative changes in hardware made qualitative changes in software possible, and in turn hardware was adapted to the new software patterns. People did not suddenly start doing "big data" because they started viewing reality differently. They did because hardware made it possible, practical and necessary. If you only have a gigabyte of data and it takes a day to move it around on the network, you are not going to write distributed systems. But as the network grew in capacity, people started inventing new software to deal with the gigabytes of data per second that they started receiving. With the advances of commodity GPGPU, massively parallel machine learning became possible. So yeah, you can fuck off with your stupid "omg nothing is now we are at the end of history" bullshit.




no my startup internally extrapolates the universe from its internal state so no data needs to be imputed :)

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Greetings, chinlets and incels. I am a man of the name Dimitrioyivch Khaladrenis. And I have been greatly frustrated with the filepicker situation on linux as of late. Kdialog doesn't force itself on most applications save those which support it, (Only firefox) and the gtk filepicker has no thumbnails. Kdialog also has the problem of being tied to KDE so it's not very lightweight, not a sucklessfag but sometimes one gets the urge to activate ye 'ol i3 but still wants to have a file dialog with thumbnails, if you catch my drift.

Anyways, my solution to the File Picker Question is to basically code one myself. However I am also a NOCODER and don't know where to start or how GtkFileChooser and Kdialog actually work, nor do I know the process of creating a xorg window from scratch, or how necessary Qt or GTK are in that process. The finished product should be able to:
- Have thumbnails
- Let you type in the path of the file you wish to use
- Have shortcuts to the folders where you keep your photos/webms/etc
- Open instead of GtkFileChooser on all programs
- A search function for the current active directory
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Yoshii from texhnolyze?


Been thinking of making it proprietary due to the fact that
>>11722 doesn't seem to think I can do it. So it's going to cost 1 ETH to buy the binary and even then I'm going to put it under a restrictive EULA.


>Why didn't Ubuntu devs fix the file picker? Because even they don't wanna do it.
Sure, but why they don't want to? Not because it's impossible but because it isn't the job of package maintainers to develop software. I don't doubt many hobbyist patches out there are garbage. But what is a file chooser anyway? It's basically a dialog version of a file browser, right? So if so many file browsers on Linux support icon view, why would it be so hard to just port that functionality to file chooser? Make them share the same thumbnail cache and settings for which directory gets displayed in the icon view. The solution is trivial, but it does require a lot of work. Not mentally challenging work but the mundane work of porting, rewriting, refactoring, testing. And for what purpose, what guarantees that their fork will have any effect on upstream or distros? Why don't the Mint devs do it? Because it would require maintaining A LOT of packages which they currently very happily delegate to the Ubuntu maintainers and for good reason. People already have enough on their plate maintaining the existing forks and patches of GNOME fuck ups, considering multiple whole new DEs and programs appeared because of GNOME devs.


The real reason is that Red Hat plans on creating a proprietary filepicker for GNOME, they will call it FILECHOOSIX and rent it out for a $1000 monthly subscription to enterprises. They have played us for fools. The only way to fight back is to abandon GTK or fork a truly libre version without corporate meddling. That's our only choice if we want to save the future of filepickers on the linux desktop.


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I pray to st. ignucious they would actually do that. Let one thousand forks bloom.

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How bad is Spotify?

It's a bourgeoise vice, but I really like it. I hate having to search all over the web to pirate albums, organize those albums in my desktop, and transfer transfer both to my phone and laptop from my desktop. Spotify just makes the process so much easier. I can listen from any device I want. I want to add some songs to my playlist? I search it up and add it in a matter of seconds. I want to share music? I copy a link and send it over in seconds. Spotify has 99% of the music I listen to and I don't even listen to mainstream stuff.

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?international_brigadeInternational Brigade
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There is though. I found this app on F-Droid called SpotiFlyer that literally does that. I'm not a tech expert, but I trust F-Droid apps for privacy and it only wants permission to access storage do download the file, but you can see that on their F-droid page.


Stop paying porky a monthly fee for spotify.
$5 for a lifetime Spotify subscription, you can transfer your existing spotify playlists too using spotmybackup.

It really works, trust me.


> I want to share music? I copy a link and send it over in seconds.
That does not work because any self-respecting person will refuse to click on your link and use Spotify.


>How bad is Spotify?
the worst

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You WILL use Pipewire
You WILL use Wayland
You WILL use systemD
You WILL install everything from Flatpak
You WILL use GTK
You WILL NOT have thumbnails in the filepicker
You WILL use btrfs
You WILL accept the code of conduct
And you WILL be happy
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I'd think so were it not so unusable
Probably the conglomerate's attempt at eradicating linux from the desktop in favour of win/mac


they did the patches


Supposedly the patches to add thumbnails in the filepicker were bad, also I'm pretty sure that most of the GTK maintainers are just corporate glowies or just autismocoders that don't want anyone to touch their precious baby, so for such a fix to even be possible someone'd have to fork GTK and somehow get everyone to switch over to it and recompile everything to use the patched version of GTK with filepickers, and even then the forked GTK won't have red hat backing so it'll stagnate and it's a big shitshow.


People make patches but they stop working quickly because GNOME's codebase is more unstable than one of your mother's bipolar episodes.


You forgot this:
>Someone bug reports one of the braindamaged UX decisions
>Dozens of people swarm the ticket complaining about the issue
>One of the devs locks the thread because "OMG I'm being harrassed!!!!" and "this is not constructive guise!!!!!!' which prevents further patches from being submitted
>Dev then sits on the bug for 5 years without fixing it

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>Arcan is a single-user, user-facing, networked overlay operating system.
based or cringe?


smell like a fed honeypot


Extremely based, it goes way beyond current isolation-based solutions (like Qubes) which tackle only one aspect of the problem. But if I understand it correctly you'd have to rewrite huge chunks of the user space to fully benefit from this design.

This is a good read as well, has some more interesting ideas:

LMAO, how?


Super based and the best hope the Linux desktop has post-Xorg, IMO


>But if I understand it correctly you'd have to rewrite huge chunks of the user space to fully benefit from this design.
It has Xorg and Wayland compatibility layers, though maybe not all the "Arcan features" are available with those

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Hello, tech, I'm looking to develop a leftypol textboard for the gemini protocol. I am curious about where I should get started, or, what language would be optimal for this. I also don't really understand how to get one language to interact with another language. (Gem text and Perl for example) I don't really want to do anything huge or something that will blow up I am just a hobbyist looking to do something fun and interesting. thoughts?
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Here's another textboard script that tries to remain as close as possible to 2channel but with a database and QoL features.


>That site looks like shi and is just one giant wall of topics and replies. The formatting is horrible.
Gemini markup doesn't give you many options for formatting, just some headings lists and links, and clients can render them all differently.
You're missing the point if your criticism of it is "it looks fugly".


I want something more structured like station.martinrue.org


>he was a windows user all along

oh no no no no no


If anyone is still interested in this. I found a gemini textboard written in rust.
shitty, immature license though

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How do you laugh at win users for security when we use shit like pic related?
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use the cfs scheduler and ionice.


*cfq scheduler


ah, it seems they replaced it with bfq.


You can't make ANYTHING work on modern hardware (as in support all the video, wifi cards and shit) unless you are a corporation
It would be a nice undertaking imho, a piece of code that's just completely illegal but benevolent and usable. It would warm my heart just knowing there are people rebellious enough to do this
And on windows you don't need fine tuning for that


I bareback the interwebz running wind0ws

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There's a new Jabber/XMPP server in town, running on Prosody (https://prosody.im).

prolesphere.one | d7dchu2gnb4xce7y7vwmulonr4k2wh2dmobqyitwwjeiojfotrvw37yd.onion

Registrations are open, and so is room creation. The MUC (Multi-User Chat) server is at hive.prolesphere.one

The server supports OMEMO and OTR encryption, or should. Expect some growing pains in the early stages, there might be kinks to iron out so server may restart spontaneously. You can report any problems here in the thread or by messaging me at [email protected] (not an email).

You can find a list of XMPP clients here: https://xmpp.org/software/clients/

I use Gajim on desktop and Conversations (available from F-Droid) on mobile.
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poezio and profanity according to my local xmpp guru. irssi-xmpp is also an option


Won't this just disappear one day like the board?


That is a fair criticism. I did let the hosting expire. It was a super busy period and it slipped my mind. To that end I am going to keep a better eye on the deadline and fund the crypto wallet + pay for the next quarter way ahead of the deadline so it doesn't happen again. I have also set a reminder on my phone.


Pidgin or gajim for desktop, conversations on mobile


you can always register a new account on another server and re-add everyone in your roster


I'm less interested in the biology of the deep sea(though it does help with understanding the origins of life alot) but rather the physical phenomena that take place at seriously deep depths, what strides should society take as a whole to venture into earths true depth and see what lurks not just below the surface but past the point where water pressure elevates to such levels where one could die simply by being in the right position either from pressure or from earths gravity and what kind of things can man find there


Youd die if you tried breaking through the sea floor to see what lurks below


I bought a framework laptop because my previous one was so cheaply constructed that it literally disintegrated from use.

I quite like it. I'm not going to pretend that buying a product will solve any systemic capitalist evils like ending e-waste or granting a right to repair, but on a personal level, I'm hopeful to be able to avoid some common pitfalls with consumer products like disposability and planned obsolescence by being able to repair this thing myself or replace parts on it. Plus it seems pretty sturdily constructed in the first place. The keyboard's very crisp by laptop standards and is backlit (which is thoroughly unremarkable, but my previous laptop wasn't, because I lived in the stone age), the trackpad's nice, the screen is annoyingly glossy, though it is high resolution with a large color gamut. Hopefully they release a matte screen at some point. And being able to choose where the ports are on it is a bit of a godsend to deal with cable mess.

Thoughts on this thing?


Also framework's planning to make some sort of marketplace to buy/sell secondhand parts, so you can buy used parts or sell parts to users once you're done with them to recoup some of their cost.

They're also trying to cultivate a market of third-party manufacturers to make parts and modules etc. and they're releasing the specs of their designs accordingly. Maybe it will make the laptop more flexible and less prone to vendor lock-in.

Also they said in the forums they had plans to support coreboot, which is cool.

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