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 No.13674[Reply]

Is there any point to hoarding technology? Can I do something useful with spare junk or should I just discard it?

 No.13675

You can cobble together a computer to run bots shilling for communism

 No.13676

you can scrap it for metals at least

 No.13677

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There's something very sexy about that picture.



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 No.13589[Reply]

What's going on with sysadmins?
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 No.13635

>>13620
I don't think that was supposed to be a picture of the computer.

 No.13651

>>13633
Most data centres run *nix yet you have cases like the development of Toy Story 2 that had data loss because someone thought it was a bright idea to give users the right to delete project files. Also data centres would never run Gentroo due to lack of support like they get from IBM (AIX and Red Hat).

 No.13653

>>13633
why would you use a rolling release distro for servers…

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 No.13673

>>13672
That article has some errors.
>such as HP's AIX
HP's Unix is called HP-UX, AIX is IBM.
>The release cycles with Solaris and AIX were very long – two to three years between updates.
For features yet all main Unix distros get security and driver updates as fast as any stable Linux distro.



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 No.13548[Reply]

Stop using propietary hardware.
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 No.13594

>>13549
>wide screen
just why

 No.13657

>>13548
I've learned to use linux, but will keep my windows 7 machine for ever, it will be the last windows os i us, unless i try windows 10 AME.

 No.13658

>>13657
I have two separate machines. Both use linux but one is meant for vidya under wine/proton.

 No.13660

>>13658
What is the other machine for? I wan to t build a new Linux PC for games that windows 7 won't run, but i hear it's not a good time to build a PC because of Chip shortages and crypto inflation.

 No.13661

>>13660
All pc parts are more or less the same price except for gpus, at least where I live (not America).
I'd suggest buying a cpu from a trusted vendor in aliexpress if you don't mind waiting.



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 No.11884[Reply]

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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 No.11925

>>11892
>data-aware
no my startup internally extrapolates the universe from its internal state so no data needs to be imputed :)

 No.13250

just use mySQL or postgres

 No.13640

Data involving lots of relationships are a pain in SQL, which is where graph databases are better at. If you ever had to do many-to-many relationships in SQL you know the pain. That's where graph databases like TerminusDB are useful for.

Agree with you about Mongo though. Although I do like it for rapid prototypes.

 No.13645

>>13640
having a ton of many-to-many relationships is a sign of bad design and a need to go back to the drawing board with regards to modelling and alot of the time many to many relationships can be solved using a join table:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associative_entity

 No.13647

>>11913
What you're saying is true, but what the other anon is saying is also true. AI and massive data lakes are only useful in narrow scenarios but (mis)applied in all scenarios.

And on top of that, there is a lot of mystification of what AI or "big data" actually is and is doing, and enormous amounts of propaganda.

This meme has been around for 10+ years. If anything, it has died down from what it was 8 years ago.
>>13645
>>13640
And also join relations exist for a reason. The idea of tables and relations is a very sound one.

A big trend coming up is application level joins. Especially in the context of "Micro service architecture" but applied to a single API/server. And I hate it. At this point my hate has become so large that I now advocate for as much as possible to be done by the database, and on the application level, use bespoke SQL queries.
>>13250
If you're starting a new project there's really no reason to use mysql over postgres.
Also fuck Mongo and all the stupid fucking trends and those who jump on them.



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 No.13572[Reply]

https://www.reddit.com/r/US_China_Alliance/comments/rb4m54/tiktok_secret_revealed/
I wonder if the algorithm really is this scarily good that it can even detect the length of the skirt in videos?
No wonder it's so addictive for the average person. If the botnet is already this advanced I don't want to imagine how bad things are going to get in the near future.

 No.13575

>stop watching car video half way
>ok you don't want to watch car videos
>watch a video of a girl dancing twice
>ok you want to watch videos of girls dancing
This is such a simplistic way to do it. It's actually kind of bad because if you re-watch the same clip it means you are going to spend more time on that piece of content that you could spend on other pieces of content. Realistically if you wanted to optimize for one metric based on watch time (which by itself is dubious) you'd want to go for something like watching most or all of the clip before moving on. There's also an extremely dangerous assumption built into this about metrics, some real anglo mentality. Just because the algorithm is noticing a pattern and deciding on something doesn't mean the algorithm is correct. It might be very reliable at determining something but that doesn't mean it's doing a good job of interpreting the data coming in. It only knows the metrics that the system feeds it. It doesn't know for example that this guy was so dissatisfied with his experience on tiktok that he raised the issue of the algorithm not doing what he wanted to a techie, who then smugly assured him that it's not a bug but a feature. That's the real scary thing there: not that the algorithm is actually smart, but that so many people will take it on faith that what the algorithm tells you is true.

 No.13583

>>13575
>making broad generalizations based on limited data?
>pfffft, typical anglo mindset

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 No.13517[Reply]

ARM was a mistake.
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 No.13534

>>13532
>who cares
Socialists care because they care about upholding personal property. Without an open bootloader, you can't install the operating system of your choice and that means you don't own your stuff.

 No.13535

>>13534
yeah but the chart is mostly smartphones which you'd expect to be locked down as fuck, usually
i like the look of the pinephone

 No.13537

>>13535
>which you'd expect to be locked down as fuck
No my expectation is that all gadgets are open because computers are supposed to be programmable. A locked down boot loader is a defect.
>i like the look of the pinephone.
The recently released Pinephone pro is looking promising

 No.13554

>>13528
No, it's even worse because it's designed to be as straightforward as possible to extend. In the future you won't even be able to trust that a compiled binary will run on one RISCV chip vs another.

 No.13571

>>13554
what the hell



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 No.13565[Reply]

They have a combined net worth of 423,1 billion dollars yet neither of them is funding male pattern baldness research
literally why? why are they doing fellow baldcels like that? thank you jeff and elon thanks to you i will never be able to get laid

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 No.13567

musk got hair plugs though



 No.13512[Reply]

AHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

*inhales*

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA


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 No.13439[Reply]

Now I don't subscribe to Great Man Theory but I still believe this asshole single-handedly ruined the entirety of the tech industry.
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 No.13492

>>13487
>we also need A Torvalds and Stallman moment for Hardware
i wonder why alternative semiconductor fabrication plants with open source designs don't come out. it could be extremely lucrative

 No.13493

>>13492
Because it is fucking expensive.

 No.13495

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iToddlers BTFO.

 No.13498

>>13492
>it could be extremely lucrative
How? All their R&D will be copied by competitors.

 No.13499

>>13495
Almost had it. Homosexuals don't have a phone for them yet. Although those rose gold iphones make my bussy hot ngl.



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 No.12813[Reply]

Currently, the best you can hope for when looking for a secure XMPP client is Pidgin and Gajim, which is not ideal. Aside from rampant security issues and lackluster development/maintenance, there is no integrated OTR and OMEMO support.
Historically, the reason for this disappointing selection has been due to the sabotage of porkies like at AOL or Microsoft who purposefully killed the project so their own software could hold a monopoly.

So, in the spirit of communism, I'd like to propose an autonomous community project for developing and maintaining a client:
- Multiplatform (Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android)
- Modern, default features for stuff like end-to-end encryption and media sharing, etc.
- Proper delegation of dev duties according to principle of mutual aid. Individuals contribute what they can and the group determines how it fits into the project and how the individual could be supported in their contribution
- Up to date with https://xmpp.org/extensions/
- In-built default OTR, and for groupchats, OMEMO. The client shouldn't generate keys for the user though

Pointless, confusing modularity on the user's end can instead be done for them by a smart, mutualistic development team that are themselves users that want a proper chat client.

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communistic secure chat client!
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 No.12998

>>12983
>what more do you want?
something that isn't just a checklist tbqhwy

 No.12999

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>>12996
yes, and integration with facegooglecord
>>12998
so you don't know what you want? fuck
it's like a friend of mine says: users are like clients, except they don't pay

 No.13000

>>12999
you should be a patronizing techlord elsewhere

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>>13000
>the user thinks they have anything important to say

 No.13488

Simple PGP could be better than OTR



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