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It's a trick designed to fool the uneducated.



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Let's have a general for discussion about the most based OS there ever was.
What builds are you using? Use flags? Are you on a Stacking or tiling windows manager?
Lay it all down. Talk about optimization and help out more, less experienced, gentoo users.
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It wasn't intended to be a rhetorical question. Why might someone do Gentoo over Linux From Scratch?


Linux from scratch is the dumbest most boring thing one could do. It's litterally a gentoo installation where instead of using portage you go to the page of all the various components and projects and manually download them and compile them.
Maybe it made sense before gentoo was a thing but I really don't see the point now, you learn nothing over a stage 3 installation


Gentoo actually has some uses, it can be an excellent base for a specialized distro:

LFS on the other hand is just a hobby project whose only goal is building the system to learn about linux, and not actually using it. It's like a school project.


LFS is actually unmaintainable as a computer that you would actually use because just keeping the packages up to date would take all of your free time to download, compile and debug. LFS is something you do out of curiosity in a VM, and then wipe the VM image afterwards. It doesn't exist to create a thing that serves a useful purpose.

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i broke my headphone wire extender
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Muh Pratchett anon!
Big reason i love his works is the way he slips in these things in such an easily digestible and humerous way. He's an often under-looked leftist influence for children.


that's just the "poor people buy twice" saying.

Don't get me wrong, I think he's great and I've read nearly all of the discworld novels, but I don't think he was a leftist.


He was maybe a Dem Succ at best, more like Succ Dem which is pretty standard for socially progressive people of his generation in the UK


please recommend me a over the ear headphone that will be durable strong. i'm not an audipphile. i just want to be not able to hear the outside world while wearing it.

converting my country's currency to dollars
my money to spend on a headphone is 10-15 dollars


Buy a nice pair of shure or etymotic headphones with detachable cables and then just replace the cables.

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I wanted to know if this tablet was good, and i didnt know where to ask. https://consumer.huawei.com/en/tablets/matepad-pro-5g/
I just want something to read theory on comfortably while also having a good screen to watch movies and stuff on.


Specs look quite good and once you get past the dirt cheap tier Chinese engineering is very solid and tends to get you a lot of bang for your buck


I watched one video and there was a lot of shit being flung at it, i wasnt sure if it was just apple-tards being apple-tards or what.

Thanks for answering my guy

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Can you self study the equivalent of a degree in electrical engineering from khan academy, coursera, edx, youtube, free pdfs from libgen?

Any EE's here want to comment on this? This is just for knowledge not to be accredited or certified or whatever
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this, with the exception of circuits, learn circuits
you study EE to design entirely new components or to make very complicated systems from existing components, so beyond what you'd want to do at home or whatever



Khan academy videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HCLqA-rhMi_Z_WnBkD3wUka (really good, highly recommend)
Great Scott yt channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/greatscottlab (Does a lot of diy/tutorials)
Ben Eater yt channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BenEater (focuses on building computers from scratch)
Analog Wiki: https://wiki.analog.com/university/courses/electronics/text/electronics-toc#electronics_i_and_ii (lots of theory and tutorials)
Nandgame: http://www.nandgame.com/# (online game where you build a computer from scratch using logic gates)
All About Circuits: https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/ (online textbooks that are really good at explaining concepts)
The Art of Electronics: https://www120.zippyshare.com/d/nHJshtkv/98/The%20Art%20of%20Electronics%203rd%20ed%20%5b2015%5d.pdf (one of the best books on electrical engineering, covers everything from the most basic to advanced)
MIT online course: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-002-circuits-and-electronics-spring-2007/ (MIT online course with homework and tests)
Practical Electronics for Inventors: http://instrumentacion.qi.fcen.uba.ar/libro/Scherz.pdf (good book explaining analog and digital electronics and circuit analysis)


thanks anon



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Hi Anons. If you could have root on any porkies machine who would it be?

>“Hacking gives the underdog a chance to fight and win.” -PhinPhish
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I'm scared of going to prison. Even though I know the chances are slim that I would get caught it was still the fear of it holding me back.


A) Know what they can use to detect that you're in their systems
B) Know what they can use to link it back to you
From these two points you narrow down the chance of being caught.
You could hack an old machine, for example, since reconnaissance is the most important part of hacking, and you got access to it all. In case you get caught they wouldn't think it was an insider.

But be safe, if you don't master what you are doing, you'll be caught.


How do we persuade and/or help you, anon?


If you prepare the rootkit beforehand and put it in some kind of simple tool (like an addon for a text editor or something dumb) and then release it anonymously in public, you get plausible deniability for it.
So when they ask you "hey, our data got hacked and you unlocked the door when it happened" you can say you just compiled this cool github thing that would've helped your workflow.
You might not even get fired for it then, since this shit happens all the time anyways.


he said that he used to work for the company, he's not going to be able to waltz back in there and get his hands on a company computer.

half the time, the IT guy actually doesn't know his shit, even in companies with supposedly high security/compliance requirements. speaking from experience.

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https://brave.com Is it a viable Firefox alternative for privacy or just another adware scam?
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But what if I am not a massive faggot?


No. Privacy goes beyond just gimmick anti-privacy tools that only make you stand out more - precisely by blocking things in a way that makes you unique.

You should instead aim to stand out as little as possible. Tor Browser is best in this because it is specifically restricted in a way that website can't detect every little detail about your OS and browser, it tries to make every user appear as the same person. Not to mention that hiding your IP is the bare minimum (but far from enough).


I just wish more sites didn't do deliberate degredation or denial of service to people using tor. I generally take the RMS approach of refusing to use such services but it makes so many things a pain.


Some major websites who do that have alternative front-ends that can function also as proxies, e.g. invidious, nitter, bibliogram.
In other cases, if I really want to access the website, I use such primitive methods as free web proxies. They work well enough even for posting comments under blog posts or news articles.

However most websites don't necessarily even know they're blocking a chunk of their users or audience. That's because they use 3rd party tools that by default block Tor.


Ungoogled Chromium or bust.

Brave is botnet disguised as a "privacy-oriented" browser.

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Hello comrades, here in Serbia there are some right wingers who on social media attack leftist, dox them and over all make our lives worse, and all that on fake accounts. That is why I would like to know how to track them on the internet and dox back. Can you suggest some useful tutorials for that or books?

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I need to recover deleted data from a hard drive that was formatted twice. Is it possible?
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That is usually due to file system corruption or a crash before sync. Is your hard drive failing? Post the output of the following command (use sudo if not root):

# smartctl -a /dev/[drivename]


Is there an equivalent for flash drives? I checked SMART on the HDD recently and it was fine. I'll check again tonight. I think that the corruption might have happened during a data transfer to a flash drive. Sorry that I wasn't clearer earlier, I'm kind of in a rush.


Depends on the flash drive, but not usually. A failed flash drive usually produces read or write errors, so you can try running badblocks on it after the data is off.


Also, test your RAM.


test with foremost and see the result.

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Does filling basins up with freshwater count as /tech/? I mean it's all there, engineering, math, science, construction, hydroelectricity, irrigation…
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Big basin in turkey


Yeah and it's full of plants and animals that already thrive there. Maybe don't obliterate them with a geoengineering project whose consequences you can't fully grasp?


Your math is off. 110,000 m3/d is not 110 km3/d. It's only 110 ML, which is enough to grow 22 ha of vegetables or 10 ha of rice for a season.


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>Maybe don't obliterate them with a geoengineering project whose consequences you can't fully grasp?
I wasn't put in this story to represent pure sanity.


Can mods move this thread to either >>>/hobby/ or >>>/edu/, depending on where it fits best? I think it would be better off on one of them.

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