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 No.21713[Reply]

>In the fall of 2020, gig workers in Venezuela posted a series of images to online forums where they gathered to talk shop. The photos were mundane, if sometimes intimate, household scenes captured from low angles—including some you really wouldn’t want shared on the Internet.
>In one particularly revealing shot, a young woman in a lavender T-shirt sits on the toilet, her shorts pulled down to mid-thigh.
>The images were not taken by a person, but by development versions of iRobot’s Roomba J7 series robot vacuum. They were then sent to Scale AI, a startup that contracts workers around the world to label audio, photo, and video data used to train artificial intelligence.
https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/19/1065306/roomba-irobot-robot-vacuums-artificial-intelligence-training-data-privacy/

I wanted a robot vacuum but now I'm not so sure.
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 No.21790

>>21788
>whole green post making up quotes
channers are so predictable

 No.21791

>>21789
>>21790
gadget malfunction. Sorry, I forgot to quote you
>cheap gadget
Just because it is cheap doesn't mean it is good or that you should buy it. What happens when it inevitably breaks? You have to buy a new one or spend time fixing it. Now multiply that with all the gadgets you learned to rely on, and what do you get? An alienated gadget maintenance specialist.

 No.21793

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you should waste your precious time cleaning your room all by yourself because some loser still stuck in his 4chan phase is going to call you a lot of -oomer and -oid words lol

 No.21794

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This thread has been bought out by the IRobot and Amazon digital marketing divisions
Any presence that is not conducive to the purposes of the Corporation (TM) and its affiliates is not allowed on the premises, trespassers will be fined.

 No.21795

>>21793
>you should waste your precious time cleaning your room
so true!! it leaves you more precious time to waste on an imageboard. it takes me a whole hour to clean the floors of my apartment. imagine all the shitposts I could read and write in that time. truly a waste.



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 No.18204[Reply]

Does anyone know where I can get one of these bad boys on my PC and without limitations? One of the ones that can actually do faces obviously.

I also archived the old AI thread from leftypol.

https://leftypol.org/leftypol_archive/res/568382.html

Or as a short term thing can anyone put in a prompt for me, I said I would do my D&D character art today and I ran out of time to look into it lol.

I guess the prompt would be 'balding medieval monk petting wolf' or something like that. Thanks a lot in advance.

 No.18205

>Does anyone know where I can get one of these bad boys on my PC and without limitations?
Never tried, but look up a FOSS one like Stable Distribution. If you're lucky, it has an easy way to install using python in a venv, like just copypasting a set of commands.
>I also archived the old AI thread from leftypol.
Ew, gross.

You can also just use the online ones at huggingface.co and see how far they get you.

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 No.18207

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>>18206
You probably won't be able to make it do concept art for you, but it does make some trippy abstract art

 No.21792

>>18204
This looks like more of a >>>/draw/ thread tbh



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 No.21566[Reply]

I don't see how Unity can commit suicide harder then this. So what is the best alternative? Is an open source clone of Unity on the horizon?
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 No.21683

>>21680
>But we can agree that certain tools are best suited for certain kinds of gameplay?
Yes, but I fail to see how this relates to the point I made. I specifically referred to your point that people don't want to make "new games/gameplay" because it's reductive to how creativity generally occurs. Calling Baba is You "Sokoban no. 9273839" is strange, but it makes sense if your perspective of making something "new" is that someone does something never before seen independent of the outside world rather than building upon existing concepts you're aware of and exploring directions others haven't.

Also it can be cool to see games made with engines that weren't designed with that type of game in mind. If someone wants to make something like Sonic Robo Blast in the Doom engine or pinball games and top down shooters in RPGmaker then I'm all for it.

 No.21695

>>21683
>Also it can be cool to see games made with engines that weren't designed with that type of game in mind. If someone wants to make something like Sonic Robo Blast in the Doom engine or pinball games and top down shooters in RPGmaker then I'm all for it.
>>21680
<You can use a wrench as a hammer, but that's not what the wrench is best at doing.
Things aren't "good" just because they are hard. People making pinball games in RPG Maker should rightfully be mocked as idiots, much like people who use a wrench as a hammer should be.

>if your perspective of making something "new" is that someone does something never before seen independent of the outside world rather than building upon existing concepts you're aware of and exploring directions others haven't.

That's… that's just everyone's perspective of what it means to be "new", otherwise it is derivative by definition.

I just looked at Baba is You. Cool concept, but the gameplay is a sokoban derivative, you move blocks to trigger effects and pass levels. The innovation is in the look, feel and "skin" of the game, under the surface it is sokoban. I am not saying it isn't creative, or a new game, it simply isn't as innovative as creating a completely new game.

Re: board games, you can class board games as card drafting games, worker management games, some have a mix, by ultimately they're derivatives of a style of gameplay. Not all of them are the same, some utilise a gameplay better than others, some have more interesting "lore" and win conditions, some have better replayability than others.

I was just saying I am interested in gameplay, the core of the game, and I'd like to create something new. Something that people could take and make hundreds of derivatives and "new" games out of. But that's just me. I was simply trying to add to the discussion and have anons think about what a game is, and not what it presents itself as. And gameplay often does come down to representing complex, real-world effects, actions and conditions in a simple, entertaining way. For example, my dislike of games of chance aside, take Risk, attackers have two dice, defenders havPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.21696

>>21682
>How are you going to play a board game without pther people physically present?
I'll make it in tabletop simulator.

 No.21697

>I was simply trying to add to the discussion and have anons think about what a game is, and not what it presents itself as.
You're doing the exact thing you wanted to avoid.

 No.21787

>>21577
reject 3d, return to sprites



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 No.21755[Reply]

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 No.21767

Even images on this website are webp. Try and save that thumbnail kek. Yet you can't post webp. Weird.

 No.21768

>>21766
Chrome is ass.

 No.21769

>>21768
It is, but it's not IE is basically what I meant. Whatever the case, the shit Chrome does, FF needs to implement. Sometimes even broken shit.

 No.21770

>>21767
Trusted sources only ;) broken settings saved the day. I tried to fix it but I couldn't look too much into it. The way lainchan handles images is very convoluted for no reason.

 No.21779

Eh isn't it one of those exploits where a lot of things have to go wrong for it to work?



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 No.14817[Reply]

Is crypto finally dying? From this crash

Are the prices gonna go back to normal after the middle aged mid-life crises geeks sell their stuff

I can't wait
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 No.14888

>>14887
We can always kill bitcoin users and hit mining operations with ballistic missiles.

 No.14889

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>>14887
i will invoost and i will be happy

 No.21539

>>14848
Biden admin passed crypto regulations, its just taking a while for the treasury to implement it

 No.21540

Any Marxist analyses on the nature of crypto?

 No.21712

>>21540
it's a speculative asset that really only exists because it feeds from all the excess money printing that is used keep the other asset bubbles from popping in this hyper financialized economy. It really is just a symptom of excess money printing. Just watch when Fed rises interest rates and cryptos plummet because that means no more free money to inflate the bubble and keep the illusion of growth and value going.



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 No.18497[Reply]

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:
#!/bin/sh
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

BEGIN {
    FS="\n";
}

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

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

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

/;/ {
    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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 No.21644

You can learn Bash at https://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
You can learn Sed and AWK at https://www.grymoire.com/Unix/index.html

>>18498
The bad thing about PowerShell is that it has so long start up time (at least on M$ Windows), so it's not pleasant to use it as a login shell. It's also verbose language. Is there a good resource for learning PowerShell? I already know the very basics. The reason why I'm interested in PS is that it's something new instead of another version/extension of sh. I'm also interested in elvish, scsh (Scheme Shell) and other similar projects for this same reason.
* https://elv.sh
* https://github.com/scheme/scsh
* https://cliki.net/CLISP-Shell (bonus - Clisp as shell)
* https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Shell#Alternative_shells (more?)

 No.21694

>>21644
>Is there a good resource for learning PowerShell
Xah Lee has a pretty good tutorial, I used to be a powershell skeptic before he made a convincing case for it
http://xahlee.info/powershell/index.html

As for other shells, rc also does a good job of addressing some of bash's infelicities. It has a cleaner syntax while hewing more firmly to the UNIX philosophy.

 No.21700

>>21644
Does anyone ever even used Powershell except for backdoor purposes? I never seen it.
Glad it's their though. MS really are retards.

 No.21709

>>21700
Powershell is heavily used in the IT industry to manage networked windows boxes.

 No.21710

>>21709
>>21700
you can also use it to provision AWS or Azure infrastructure along side python or terraform



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 No.14522[Reply]

Maybe one day we won't be able to use elevators without a smartphone.
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 No.21467

>>21466
you need to pay for a premium account to host your own repository though, rip

 No.21468

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>>21466
>>21467
here are a couple others with the scripts that they use
notabug.org
0xacab.org
repo.or.cz

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 No.21470

>>14522
this just smells like a target for hackers

 No.21705

>>14522
How to get sued 101: this idea.

Like there's hospitals in my state that can operate without someone pressing a button, since Jews observing shabet can't use electricity – if there's a 100 reasons this leads to a lawsuit, this would be 101.



 No.7262[Reply]

I’m installing linux for the first time, what distro should I use? I’m fine with it taking hours to set up, as long as it’s free. I ain’t paying for that shit. I was leaning towards gentoo but what do you guys think?
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 No.16374

>>7262
"'Ubuntu"'

>updated repos and packages

>easy to use
>stable and sane default gui (gnome)
>can be customized
>community support
>not a hobby project

 No.16375

>>16374
>needs 40seconds to open firefox

 No.16376

>>16374
canonical glows in the dark and there is no reason to use it over mint (that removes the occasional telemetry) or any other luser friendly distro.

 No.16377

>>7262
macOS Ventura

 No.21693

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 No.21203[Reply]

tech operations thread

Includes Sysadmins, Devops, Cloud Engineers, SREs, application support, DBAs, and any other primarily ops roles or ops 'technologies' i.e. docker/podman/kubernetes.
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 No.21630

>>21629
around 2 years, just an associate's

 No.21631

>>21628
sign up for one or two of the free cloud accounts. i think they just need a different email.
they give you some initial credit. use it to build virtual networks, routing, monitoring stuff, firewalls, ipsec vpns between accounts, gateways, etc. I think that could help.

 No.21638

>>21631
>>21630
>>21629
If your degree is only two years you may as well study for a few certifications as they will increase you employability. Shit like A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+ etc. If you have to choose one focus on Network+.

However I must warn you that its often the case that employers want a four year degree, if theres some sort of program that you can use to convert your associates to a bachelors at a local 4 year college try looking into that (if it exists).

 No.21646

>>21628
>any recommendations for networking related things
You want to read Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (or Computer Networks by Andrew Tanenbaum). Try to get CCNA cert if you want sysadmin/network admin type of work. For DevOps, you want to learn how to use Docker and basic usage of Ubuntu and Alpine Linux (these 2 distros are often used for Docker). Learning GNU/Linux skills is important if you want to work in anything that's related to computer networking or DevOps. I recommend that you install GNU/Linux (dual-boot Xubuntu or something) if you don't use it already, and read this free book https://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

 No.21652

>>21646
>Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (or Computer Networks by Andrew Tanenbaum)
those are more of a theoretical approach to networking you would have in a CS degree, not a practical guide for network engineers. Its fine to read those but something like Net+/CCNA or other cert.
>For DevOps, you want to learn how to use Docker and basic usage of Ubuntu and Alpine Linux
Devops/SRE certs are mostly about AWS Architect, Kubernetes, and maybe some IAC tool like terraform. Most places are replacing docker with podman. If you learn linux for employability id recommend RHEL or equivalent distro since that covers podman and also most big businesses use it including AWS/oracle/etc. which are just RHEL clones anyway. Ubuntu is mainly for desktops and hobbyists.



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 No.21632[Reply]

ARM seems to be the future of consumer computers of all kinds (PC, laptop, consoles, phones,…) What are your thoughts about it? Would it be possible to make an ARM computer as upgradable as a "normal" x86 computer?

 No.21633

RISC-V is the future of computing.

 No.21634

>>21633
true

RISC-V is what richard stallman would use(he said it himself in one of his talks) if there was a notebook with RISC-V because it doesn't have a backdoor like Intel ME/AMD PSP.

but for now I'm using backdoorless CPUs until RISC-V is more accessible.

 No.21635

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Porting all the x86 software will require a lot of effort for it to happen on all platform. PCs will be the most resistant to this IMO.

>Would it be possible to make an ARM computer as upgradable as a "normal" x86 computer?

why not? Most arm PCs are SoC right now as I understand it

 No.21636

>>21633
Not for a while though. In the long term probably, just because ARM is yet another middleman leech for those who do the design and manufacturing. RiscV already popular in all kinds of auxiliary and embedded chips. Burgers will try to cut their non client states (China) off from ARM and that will push RiscV towards becoming the new standard.

 No.21643

>>21635
Virtual Machines with CPU emulation has matured to the point you don't get much a performance hit when not talking about stuff like games (due to latency added with translation layers). Thus for productivity right now one could run most software on Arm or Risc-V. This was actually IBM's plan for the PPC platform in the early 90s but back then IBM was incapable of a unified grand strategy where only their departments working on PPC envisioned running Dos&Windows software on VMs on PPC machines running AIX (Unix).



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