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 No.10298[Reply]

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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 No.16249

>>12052
you’re switching OSes because you don’t want to change a single text configuration…?

 No.16269

>>10298
How do you learn how to use a daw? I suck balls at it.

 No.16273

>>16269
read the manual

 No.16334

>>13990
>nooooo proletarian and lumpen music le baddddd

 No.16338

>>16334
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.12689[Reply]

Drop resources on how can I learn to hack, particularly on how can I make ransomware. I'm done with all those capitalists out there, sucking off money from proles. I just want them to get bankrupt already.
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 No.12780

>>12689

You won't make it very far with "how can I learn to hack" unless you have a firm background in Computer Science and a basic knowledge of its every field, and if you don't, you'll just be a skid with extra steps

At most you can create basic hacking tools that won't do shit against sophisticated targets like Apple or Google, and you'll just play catch-up with the pros and never actually make something of worthwhile yourself

TLDR: wanna hack? study CS first or you'll just be a shitty skid

 No.12781

You can buy ransomware instead of making it. Hard part is distributing it.

 No.12782

>>12781
Which then again, needs actual knowledge to get done, you can't just buy everything

 No.16207

>>12694
you stink like teenage angst, just start learning to program right now. read as many books as you can.

 No.16337

You aren't actually interested in hacking, are you? Learn programming or something.



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 No.16164[Reply]

> As scientists work to design and test robots and their perceived intelligence, Dr. Joy Buolamwini is dedicated to fighting algorithmic bias in order for AI systems to recognize individuals from marginalized communities.
https://www.allure.com/story/joy-buolamwini-coded-bias-interview

What a traitor. Black women need to take her down.
How is she pretending she’s doing a good thing is she for real
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 No.16173

>>16172
The reason AI beats the human baseline on ImageNet is because it can distinguish dog breeds by the texture of their fur. Its not a problem.

 No.16174

>>16172
>>16173
During the Hong Kong protests there was a lot of mask wearing, but didn't help them. It's mainly humans that rely so much on facial features because it's how we communicate. A computer vision model only has to be trained on datasets with masks and it will encode subtle features we don't notice.

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 No.16328

>>16175
>gait analysis
put something in your shoe or wear a heavy belt like a homemade one or weigh your ankles.
There are many ways to avoid this.

 No.16329

>>16175
>>16328
>gait analysis
There's an even better solution.



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 No.13548[Reply]

Stop using propietary hardware.
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 No.16306

>>16293
do older thinkpads still get microcode updates? thinking of installing coreboot on one with microcode updates enabled

 No.16307

>>16306
meant for >>16299

 No.16308

>>13548

I have a question, if anyone knows. Is there such a thing as an FPGA-based laptop platform? Not expecting good performance, but enough to run basic Xorg programs and ideally a browser is all one really needs for many uses. It seems to me that an FPGA device would be much harder to backdoor (assuming you buy the fpga "off the shelf" and combine it with the other components). Additionally, if any hardware-level exploits are found they may be able to be patched out more thoroughly and at lower cost than can be done with ucode+kernel updates.

 No.16311

>>16308
Do you want to run your CPU on the FPGA? That's slow as fuck.

 No.16320

>>16308
>Is there such a thing as an FPGA-based laptop platform?
No, but you can get relatively small and power efficient single-board computers, that have a normal cpu and a FPGA,
>It seems to me that an FPGA device would be much harder to backdoor
Not sure why you think it's harder to backdoor an FPGA than a regular chip.
The goal should be to commandeer the "backdoor infrastructure" in the chips and repurpose it for something useful.
Find their backdoortech, turn it on it's head and use it to improve your security.
>>16311
>Do you want to run your CPU on the FPGA?
People do that for retro emulation, those are much faster than software emulation.
Making the FPGA do the same as a normal CPU would be very inefficient, the other anon seems to think that would have security advantages for some reason. However if we had an optimized software stack we could use FPGAs as accelerators, there is no security benefit, but it would be kinda neet.



 No.16314[Reply]

TLDR dumbass ISP provider after being given hundreds of dollars to repair my internet is several days overdue on actually fixing it anyone know a way for me to repair the fucking connection or replace it with something that works

The problem is this: there’s no actual service being provided even if I connect to it. After trying to restart the modem I’m still seeing nothing. I want this to be repaired or replaced what do

 No.16315

>>16314
Is there a consumer protection agency or telecommunications protection agency in your country? If so, try calling them.

 No.16316

>>16315
It’s fucking Canada man
Do you think their gonna care about this shit when they don’t even care enough to design cities properly so people are forced to drive on pothole and car crash infested roads?

 No.16317

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I have noticed that if I am having connectivity issues and I go to one of those speed test websites and run a speed test, my internet connection suddenly has all the speed it was advertised to have, and everything else connected to the internet suddenly starts going faster.

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 No.8031[Reply]

Are there any good "political" tech tubers? I'm tired of "non political" tech youtubers screeching every other video about politics and how essjaydoobs not letting them say n-word is gonna destroy the world and that's just too "political".
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 No.15171

>>15167
If there's any programming language whose documentation is youtube vidoes, there's no way in hell I'm touching that.

 No.15184

>>15160

totally agree.

Any recs for political tech blogs?

 No.15950

>>11602
I also like NCommander and Cathode Ray Dude

 No.16300

>>8031
Wow, this is objectively the dumbest thing I've ever read, who the fuck would want politics in IT and why would you ever need it? Like for example, say some random made a video about TCP, what could you possible add to that video that's politics that aren't either completely unrelated and you just switched the topic of the video completely or you're literally just making up how they relate…
Or am I missing something?

 No.16312

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>>16300
Technological development is not divorced from capitalism. The consolidation of freedesktop/systemd for instance was inherently political.
Code in itself can only be ideological in what it expects of the runtime environment. However capitalists direct the design and development of software.



 No.16294[Reply]

https://www.wired.com/story/machine-learning-reproducibility-crisis/
So-called machine "learning" is destroying yet another thing, this time science.

 No.16301

Techno-optimists in shambles

 No.16302

>>16294
>corrupt institutions with zero regard for the validity of the papers their researchers send to publishers shockingly results in poor information being spread

 No.16303

>>16294
People still don't understand that a computer won't do things you haven't programmed it to do.
Many people think that AI-software + big dataset = new and original programs.
machine learning is a form of brute-force computation, it is a supremely useful tool but it is not a form of self assembling intelligence. We have to put all the intelligence into it our self.
The part where AI can find patterns that humans can't, is true , but it is a quantitative improvement, not a qualitative one.

 No.16304

>>16303
The big problem with how modern AI is that is just looking for correlation while having zero context. This how you get AI thinking a snow fox is snow because every snow fox example it was given had snow on the ground. Basically we have the Chinese room problem where even if we put a human that doesn't know Chinese in a room and given them instructions on what sequence of Chinese characters to write for a given sequence of characters that whole process won't know Chinese but only an illusion thereof based on a ridged input/output rule set.



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 No.16283[Reply]

 No.16284

>>16283
Huh, so the computer always belonged to the military in some form or another?

 No.16286

>>16284
he goes over this in the interview

 No.16297

They don't make computer scientists like him anymore



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 No.16279[Reply]

China pulls ahead
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/xiaomi-clones-the-galaxy-fold-makes-it-40-thinner-adds-a-bigger-battery/
>If you're disappointed by Samsung's relatively slow progress on foldables, say hello to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, which looks significantly more advanced than what we saw in this week's announcement from Samsung. But it's for China only, of course. Sorry.

 No.16287

>>16279
Maybe I'm in the minority here but I really like foldable phones.



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 No.15819

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If you wanna get into programming but C/C++ are too much, GCC has a compiler GNAT for Ada, a really nice hack-y language based off of Pascal

 No.15842

>>15819
There's also FreeBASIC which is built on top of GNU

 No.16074

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/11/opgames-donates-300k-to-open-source-including-godot-engine-and-blender/
NFT grifters are funnelling money to the foundations behind Blender and Godot? Godot already has a permissive MIT license so it would be easy to turn them into a commercialized proprietary front.

 No.16080

There's an animal called GNU G.O.A.T.

 No.16282

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