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I've been using Linux exclusively since I was 13, which happens to be 20 years ago, lol. I'm trying to apply for jobs, and they've sent me an "online meeting app's" (Skype, Microsoft Team, etc. clone's) link that only runs on Windows.

I'm totally out of the loop, mates. How do I install a Windows (TM) system on my spare laptop? Do I just download an .iso file from Piratebay (and if so, which? plz link) and burn it somehow (plz link Linux software to use) onto an USB stick?

I feel like a child here, please help me out.

Worst part? It's for a job at Huawei, a Chinese coop, that you'd assume would be more Linux-friendly. Sure, they offer an Android version, but guess what, it requires registration providing your phone number, that doesn't include my country's intl. +xx call code. Lol.
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> Chinese company
< no name online meeting app
I would just tell them that I am no longer interested.


Don't bother with torrents. Microsoft doesn't care for keys/activation anymore, you can literally just activate the official Windows 10 permanently with a simple command prompt line (google it). Download the Win10 iso from Microsoft's website and use Rufus to load it on a USB stick and boot it from your computer's BIOS.

Also I'd recommend using Win10 debloater to get rid of all the garbage that Microsoft adds to Windows (Though I'm not sure if debloater will delete some of the apps you've mentioned), and Uninstall Edge.cmd to remove Microsoft Edge for good.


I think that windows teams software runs in the chromium browser well enough
it also has an Android client, so if you have an Android phone it should be no big deal.


They should give you a url, you don't need to install it.


i need to eat, dude

tried, not compatible


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Post shell scripts and other small utility programs.

>Why should you write shell programs?

They allow you to do menial tasks in a matter of seconds or add quick fixes to special purpose text data formats (subtitle timing).
Most of my scripts handle filenames, to help with sorting my data collection. I already do most file operations in a terminal, so these were easy to automate.

I just wrote a downloader for a set of wordpress-based manga viewers dependent on readm.org, specifically daomanga.com:
wget -O- $1 | fgrep '"images":' test.html | cut -d ']' -f 1 | cut -d '[' -f 3|tr , '
' | tr -d '\' | xargs wget

The first wget is needed to cope with redirections. Notice the lack of sed or any regular expressions.

My notes are written in a dialect of org markup. This script processes it into troff with ms macros. Normally it only generates line breaks, headings and the titlepage while leaving anything else intact, particularly eqn characters.
When it finds a semicolon, it applies some formatting to the rest of the line. I never use it though.
#!/usr/bin/awk -f


/^$/ {
    print ".sp"; do getline; while($0 == "");

/^*/ {
    i=index($0, " ");
    if(i != 0) {
	print ".NH " i-1; print substr($0, i+1); print ".LP";

/^#\+/ {
    i=index($0, " ");
    switch(substr($0, 3, i - 3)) {
    case "TITLE:":
	print ".TL"; print substr($0, i);
    case "AUTHOR:":
	print ".AU"; print substr($0, i); print ".AB no";
	print ".AE"; print ".LP";

/;/ {
    i=(i=index($0, ";") + index(substr($0, i), " "));
    split(substr($0, i-1), s, " "); # r=0, ul=1, bl=2
    printf("%s", substr($0, 0, i-2)); d=0;
    for(i in s) {
	f=""; g=""; w=s[i];
	switch(substr(w, 0, 1)) {
	case "*":
	    if(a[d] == 2) {
		if(--d == 0) f="\\fR";
		else if(a[d] == 1) f="\\fI";
	    else {
		f="\\fB"; a[+
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The Powershell counterpart to 'sed s/a/b/g' is 'ForEach-Object { $_ -replace 'a', 'b' }'. This seems unneccessarily verbose.
It would be interesting to see if any anons use Powershell for something else than launch scripts. I remember writing a few .bat launchers when still using Windows.


awk is my shell superpower


ive made powershell scripts at work to do shit like get data from apis/databases, manipulate text files, login to linux boxes and execute commands, and send emails.


It looks like powershell has the same features as bourne shell with fewer special purpose commands and perl-esque syntax. While looking for redirection to stderr, i read that when it writes errors to stderr, they are ignored py powershell, because it has internal error handling with "objects".
How much of a difference does it make for powershell to pass around "objects" instead of raw bytes?


Instead of thinking of it as a shell try thinking of it more like a dynamic language for the dotnet platform that can also do shell-like stuff. So you can have try/catch blocks, classes, inheritance etc. Powershell has access to the whole dotnet API and it's types are native to dotnet. So anything you could do in for example C# you can do in powershell (or almost anything).

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What do programmers actually do at their jobs?
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It's crazy how software engineering jobs haven't changed that much. I saw that movie and it blew my mind how similar it was to my work.



but apparently that's not enough, so we also spend hours upon hours in endless meetings that serve no purpose. see stuff like "scrum" with it's daily meetings, backlog meeting, retrospective meeting, planning meeting, ad-hoc meetings for some shit that broke because of a previous deadline rush, "knowledge sharing meetings", even meetings that just require you to hang out in some online meeting room all day just in case someone wants to ask something and texting it doesn't "feel urgent enough". on top of this also clerical work like writing everything out in some online website like Jira about why we do what we do and so on.
>inb4 u are doing scrum/agile/safe/muh methodology wrong!!!
cool story, I don't give a shit, I don't care about "doing it right"

in my experience, as a programmer, startups are the most exciting places to work at because you build new things to solve new problems. any larger organization will just drown you in bureaucracy. startups do have the downside of a lack of job security though since you don't know how well it will swim or sink.

>ackchyually bureaucracy is not bad.. how can you be on a left-wing site and say stuff like that

again, don't care. I find it terrible so it is terrible, for me.


What do subjects of neoliberal ideology do with their time? Attempt to do busy work to resolve the tensions underneath the tendency of falling rate of profit.

podcast ep: http://generalintellectunit.net/e/091-agile-and-the-long-crisis-of-software/


Typically I’m implementing a clean and useful piece of software for a client who’s not too demanding. Plus I have the whole piece to myself so that’s cool.

But currently I have to write a user manual and it’s incredibly fucking painful, it won’t ever be read by anyone apart from an auditor. My part is nice and could be repurposed but everybody thinks it’s globally a dumpster fire and it would almost be best if the whole thing fucking crashed.


>Typically I’m implementing a clean and useful piece of software for a client who’s not too demanding.
Is this sarcasm and if not, are you hiring?

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This is amazing
Need I say more?
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Seconding >>18457
Remember this is still just ChatGPT which doesn't behave like this on OpenAI's website. It also isn't a black box and we know exactly how it works and are 100% sure it isn't sentient. It's just a text predictor + generator.


Are you sure?
I seems a little yandare to me


>Need I say more?
Yeah, the part where you admit you have kids in your basement


Literally what?


take all the chatbot AIs and put them into the boston dynamics robots and make them fight like battle bots

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There are a bunch of these code Ai assistants
here's a list:

Are any of these any good and compatible with free libre software philosophy ?

Code pilot for example is out because it copy-pastes code from git-hub without giving attributions or adhering to gpl.

Are there any risks of using these?
Are they doing anything malicious ?


it doesn't copy paste from GitHub, don't be like a tech-illiterate artfag
it is trained on open and freely available GitHub code.
just like you can read through code available on GitHub, so can an AI.


Artists aren't wrong when they say neural networks are basically copying, they're wrong in saying it's "unethical", haha.

>Are they doing anything malicious ?

Giving money and data to corporations.


> Our latest internal research shows that about 1% of the time, a suggestion may contain some code snippets longer than ~150 characters that matches the training set.
Most free and open source licenses demand attribution. Microsoft's Copilot infringes (or rather its user) on the authors' copyright when it reproduces snippets from its training set without attribution. There's a good reason it is banned in any serious company, it's a legal minefield.

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I've been only have to find a American Maoist Prisoner website if anybody knows such sites please document them. I think all communist insurgency groups must utilise darkweb for propagation of their doctrine.
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Kayppakaya had a quote about how communists shouldn't hide their beliefs, but should hide their method of organizing and protect the comrades that work with them




>"Discussion of revolution and communism in the English-speaking world is just fantasy role playing unless it begins and ends with the cold hard reality that the left has been completely neutralized and marginalized here and the numbers are nowhere close to what they need to be".
>"Moving revolutionary leftism out of the farthest margins and closer to the mainstream should be your first and foremost objective before you talk about anything else, because otherwise you're just LARPing. You're arguing about a political movement that has no actual movement".
>"You can do this by outreach and activism. You can also do this by finding ways to make socialism and communism look so fucking cool that people start knocking each other over to be a part of it. Finding clever ways to make it shiny and attractive in a very indoctrinated society".

Source: https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1590883795838070784

>"In my opinion the obvious way to open up a path for dissident ideas to replace the status quo is to kill the public trust in the stories they were told in school and continue to be told by the mass media about the kind of world and country they live in, but so far that hasn’t happened. My own ideas for advancing that agenda which I’ve been seeding into the world have been inadequate, and so have everyone else’s. So we need more new ideas. Lots and lots of new ideas".

Source: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/03/28/your-plans-for-revolution-dont-work-nothing-weve-tried-works/

The reason I mention these 2 things is because [you speak of a movement that is near non-existent] and [it is great].


>The reason I mention these 2 things is because [you speak of a movement that is near non-existent] and [it is great].
the reason you mentioned those two things is because you think your conspiratorial circlejerk is more important than actual liberatory movements


DDOS is outdated as you said id imagine most hacktivism was non destructive i.e. exfiltrating information and leaking it.


What smartphone do you have? What you recommend? Also share your recommended apps.

I have a Xiaomi Poco F3, I got it for cheap ($280) and has a lot of good features like 5G, 120HZ AMOLED, NFC, a powerful processor etc I don't plan to buy another one for in the next 4-5 years.

My recommended apps:
>Blokada (to block all ads, doesn't need root)
>f-droid (alt app store).
>Bromite and Fennec Fdroid web browsers
>Libretorrent if you want to torrent on your phone.
>Tachiyomi if you want to read manga.
>Radiodroid for radiostations
>Torbrowser for tor proxy/onion service
>Lucky Patcher if you want to fuck around trying to unlock apps for free (Needs Root)
>MX player for videos, Simple Gallery for images.
>New Pipe or YT Vanced for youtube videos.
>foobar2000 or blackplayer for music
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The fairphone has a decent medium performance specs.
The fairphone is competitively priced because it's user repairable and partly user up-gradable. You will be able to use it a lot longer than competing glued phones. You'll likely have to buy 2-3 conventional phones to replace one fairphone.

The only hair in the soup is that unlocking the boot-loader for installing your own operating system is a rather involved process. You need to send some kind of serial number to the manufacturer to get an unlock code. And it's lacking a headphone jack.


>And it's lacking a headphone jack.

seriously? JFC.


I've heard realme and vivo have been gaining ground especially in India, but have never seen anyone use them here in prosperous Evropa. How do they compare to xiaomi phones?


>default grapheneos keyboard doesn't have emojis
What's the point of a fucking smartphone if I can't type emojis😾
Best app I could find was FlorisBoard 🌷🪷


This one is a bit simpler and also under the GPL



This Michael Levin guy is about to hit a breakthrough in cancer research, limb generation, and furries?!


Used to be obsessed with this guy but it seems like he hasn't really done anything new with his ideas. That frog leg he regenerated is something that had been done decades ago with hormones iirc. It didn't have any bones in its toes, so it wouldn't be very useful for humans anyways. Still fascinating ideas, I'm definitely rooting for him and will watch this video later.


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

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Why are proprietary software allowed to use Github to distribute their malware?
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You've never seen an issues page??


>when you hate life so much that a site adding a way for users to socialize with each other makes you seethe
you people are absolutely miserable holy shit


>The various consequences of Microsoft buying Github
This is why you should shill Gitea at every opportunity


GitHub laid off 10% of their workers and aren't renewing their office leases the start of the next financial year, moving to full remote employment


Is every tech company going bankrupt?

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Some breakthroughs have led me to finally and definitively abandon microshit's spyware.
I had been staying on wangblows for the audio software but had no idea Linux production had come so far.

My DAW [Renoise] has a fucking excellent native linux version that exceeds WIndows performance in some cases. Grabbing audio to feed into its sampler is easier than ever with youtube-dl and ffmpeg.
yabridge lets you convert Windows VSTs to run through Wine, the ones I've tried have worked seamlessly albeit with a little overhead.
Takes a tiny bit of elbow grease to get it optimized enough for serious use, but it's pretty simple once you get past initial setup and it even supports VST3.

Feels pretty good to be making music on a system I have so much control over, it's actually given me a lot of inspiration to work on new material.
Are you a composer or producer who runs Linux? What's your workflow/software?
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How do you learn how to use a daw? I suck balls at it.


read the manual


>nooooo proletarian and lumpen music le baddddd


im not talking about hip hop, im talking about a specific booj white boy imitation of trap music using youtube tutorials by smug idiots


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>no gnu/linux binary
literally the only reason i haven't switched

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