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Making a demo application before I port it into a game engine and thought I'd learn vulkan. Big fucking mistake, this is the most verbose and painful API I've ever worked with. I am actually writing driver code right now, I've worked with gpu driver code and I think this might be even more robust.

Doesn't help the community is full of assholes who say shit like 'well you just don't like low-level code'. Fuck you I'm literally a kernel engineer, I love low-level access and minimal abstraction, but this was designed for maximum pain. I can't imagine DX12 or Metal is anywhere near this sadistic.

Don't believe me, follow along and type ~2k lines before you write a fucking vertex shader:

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i've never considered sdl adequate enough to abstract away the state engine for opengl, just like past window setup glfw isn't saving you *that* much coding. Like here you are still creating your physical device and swap chain, I'd have to look more but this looks like a rather thin wrapper, rather than an abstraction:


Have you done graphics programming before or are you just spitballing?


I found your tutorial in Vulkan/SDL (https://github.com/electromaggot/HelloVulkanSDL). It still looks verbose but seems to automate most initialization.

>this looks like a rather thin wrapper

you're right
>Have you done graphics programming
a little :^)



> 3641 pages


most of it is currently extensions that you may or may not use. this is the core, a mere 1 and a half thousand pages:

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All of their phones are overpriced fucking garbage and always have been. The products that aren’t phones can still be considered as useful as literal e waste and only exist so petit bourgeoisie can float about their Shri no one cares about in public like the rats they’re, no one gives a shit about AirPods watches fucking whatever they hell they call computer stands in the slightest and they improve nothing about electronic hardware. All of their products wear out in a year at best and god forbid you don’t have protection for any smartphone/Mac you have for those things because they will break instantaneously(reminder these rats will prohibit you from being allowed to fix your phone from private repairmen) and all of apples products might as well require you to file out your entire life’s story worth of info to use or download because that company couldn’t give less of a shit about how much info they collect on their customers and exist as a vassale of the American government. I wish it was just apple that was a noninnovative vapourware tech corporation but unfortunately the entire western big tech industry thrives on hype and stolen ideas and hasn’t pumped out anything innovative in over 60 years except for the might as well be dead corporations that are IBM and Intel that only make me moderately dislike capitalism less because they actually have humanity something that wasn’t complete and total utter fucking nonsense
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framework laptops look cool, but they're unjustifiablly expensive and i'm skeptic that the company will remain afloat long enough for the modular gimmick to really pay off in the long run.

plus, fat chance they have a haptic trackpad that can compete. i hate my work-issued MBP that regularly flashes a bright light from the shitty touchbar directly into my retinas every so often in what i can only deem are targeted attempts at killing me through seizures, but the trackpad is really good and has basically 0 competition in the laptop market. most people can't even tell the clicks on the trackpad are haptic responses


i recently gave my dad my old oneplus 5t as a replacement phone for a galaxy with a dead screen, it's almost 5 years old and is still going strong.


With the new Apple Studio needing to be connected to another Mac to initialize a new SSD module, I am perplexed by one thing. How come IBM got rightfully wrecked doing its blatant vendor lock-in with the PS/2 yet Apple never gets burned for its bullshit?


where tf have I heard this exact sentence from b4? also lol


It's $1300 for a quad core lmao actually seemed on the cheap side for a thin ultra book. I'd have to see a side by side with a Lenovo X1

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Good for different uses

Not really on board with OOP though, often it maps badly to your problem space and is too inelastic. Also inheritance is a fucking nightmare to keep straight together with other language features like generics.

.t i teach programming



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Everyone knows its composition over inheritance and object hierarchies aren't suppose to exceed 3/4 levels


Just use Rust, the borrow checker and type system will sort that shit out.

They're nice and I'd jump for a pure FP job in a heartbeat, but FP langs still use a lot of memory and are ~half as fast as Rust or C/C++.

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>Does segment to inform midwit normies of data brokers and big tech selling data to third parties.
>Pays money to target identifiers for congress members and online 5 miles from the capital building.
>Congress members get jebaited by Ted Cruz erotic fanfiction "ads".
>Now has personal data on members of congress, child porn searches and all.
>“And if you happen to be a legislator who is feeling a little nervous right now about whether your information is in this envelope, and if you’re terrified about what I might do with it, you might want to channel that worry into making sure that I can’t do anything.”
>“Anyway, sleep well!”
Guys stil a lib, but it's undoubtedly a massive gigachad move on privacy in tech. Certainly better than the regular boring shit, and mainstream media is pretty quiet on this.
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voosh already told you hes based like a year ago. apologize


y r u seething pedo? this is relevant info


a bot made this post


susan on suicide watch


>real UN is a bloody anti-communist offspring of Nazi Germany.

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Does /tech/ participate in the Fediverse? Seems to me that this is the sort of social media we should be trying to get people into, even if social media itself is kinda trash.

I've always disliked social media, but after the news at >>>/leftypol/1066439, I've been considering getting into the Fediverse. You see, I would like the people who DO use social media (basically everyone) to be on better platforms, but I feel I cannot demand that from them if I cannot even use them myself. For instance, it would be disingenuous to ask Comrade Cockshott to start his presence in Mastodon after getting banned from fedbook if I could not be there to follow him and boost his follower stats. So..

So, /tech/, any thoughts on the Fediverse? What are some good instances and communities I could join? What are some people I should be following? What implementations are better, Pleroma, Mastodon, something else?

Also fediverse general.
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Big escalation on Twitter last week. Twitter is now knowingly allowing phony accounts to stay up whose purpose is to smear the reputation of people it has banned for wrongthink.

Anon are you doing your part to guide people to GNU social/Mastodon/Pleroma… Instead of that stupid fucking Panquake project?


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i wouldnt even care if they hadnt banned italian elon musk




Love it or hate it, the point is to get people to stop surrendering their speech to a menacing corporate-state entity.


democratizing discourse bro
it's just like your local water cooler but online

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> Join fbi.gov for community trying to opensource a clone of a popular game engine
> Look at game engine
< MIT License
> Leave

Is the entire gamedev community cucked? Nearly impossible finding a recent github project without some 'permissive' but non-copyleft license. Why would anyone as a reaction try to clone a game they feel should belong to the community while giving other usurpers the chance to turn it into a botched IP?


**meant recent github project related to game clones, graphics or physics engines

Don't want to spark a discussion about MSFT changing github to MIT by default, this is more of a niche problem than that.


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>Is the entire gamedev community cucked?


>Nearly impossible finding a recent github project without some 'permissive' but non-copyleft license

devs are mostly lolberts who view copyleft as "oppressing" those parties who wish to profit off of open-source. in the eyes of the lolbert you are "oppressing" the capitalist with the stipulations of copyleft


> Join fbi.gov
< Is the entire gamedev community cucked?
pot calling the kettle black

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>FOSS? Free as in freedom?
>lol i just pirate it bro
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i just found that mobilism is a ukranian site
kinda feel bad for them


>You misunderstood the risk of installing pirates software.
Pirated software is just a crack of the software that disables it from doing the license check. If they install any secondary software that would be easy to check. I've installed tons of pirated software and no problems. The only stuff that's risky is if you're trying to use professional art software professionally. I've heard companies like The Foundry are very litigious and if you ever installed pirate software on a machine and then you install the legit software they might catch you and sue you.


Also I should say. When you download pirated software. You are just installing the regular software and then changing a few files afterwards. You can even dl it from the companies website themselves and just replace a few files with the crack.


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>Why yes, I enjoy both piracy and FOSS, how could you tell?


why is this on /tech/

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Talk about your NAS, what services you are running for yourself and for others, webhosting,…
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time-sharing, like a tilde



You can bypass that though, rent the cheapest vps you can find and create a vpn tunnel between the 2, that way you can use the vps as a firewall, reverse proxy and your isp will never know + you don't have to open upany ports at home.

That's what i do. I run a matrix server, web server, nextcloud and mail server like that.


it literally costs $1/mo at ionos for a vps, it makes no sense to self-host a site on your home internet


>personal website
If you need just a personal website don't selfhost at all, just use neocities or something similar.
>What else could I self host?


what if i just find it fun anon

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So in a temperate + cloudy climate, which rarely freezes and never needs aircon, a solar + wind + battery bank system might make sense economically. Depending on cloud cover and wind levels.

If the system was 20 feet from a large, deep pond and a heat pump was installed as part of the system, would that be a game changer? Would it make the system much more effective?




>temperate + cloudy climate, which rarely freezes and never needs aircon



So a heat exchanger + body of water wouldn't add any large gains to a home solar + wind + battery setup? There's some opinion out there that it's a game changer, even in temperate climates.

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Is there a more useless key?
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Numpad is for data entry monkeys.


How else would people get mad online?



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