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What smartphone do you use and why?
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My smartphone is a Moto G8, without google services.
I use a lot app FOSS, but i went obliget to use Whatsapp, because in my country everone deer Whatsapp.


>The best way to ensure your privacy is to encrypt anything you wouldn't want your mother to see
Actually the opposite, the best way to ensure privacy is to have something that you wouldn't want your mother to see be the first thing that appears. Since I've set a piece of gay furry porn as a wallpaper, my privacy has improved by 200% cause I'm way more careful when taking out my phone in public.


Pixel 8 pro


in public, the best way to ensure your privacy is with a gun and termux gpg


>If you really would care about datamining, you wouldn't use the internet.
We're not as paranoid as Ted, even though Ted had valid reasons to be paranoid.

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Any Haskellers on Leftypol? Wanna trade monads?
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Haskell is bretty cool, despite all the memeing it gets I think monads for structuring programs are an excellent innovation and seem like a great example of the "stop and think about how to really do this correctly" approach winning out versus the "just git 'er dun" style.

Typeclasses are nice in the small (Eq, Ord, etc) but there is an annoying tendency of Haskellers to abuse them to write ostensibly modular code where something like OCaml's modules would be more appropriate. The same Haskellers also want to pack more and more fancy types into Haskell even though fundamentally Haskell is not dependently typed and never will be. Why not leave dependent types to actual dependently-typed languages?

The community also cannot seem to decide if they want industrial buy-in or if they want to stay a "weird" language



I STILL don't know what a monad is.


Seems its a lot easier to get an intuition for than to actually understand as in the category theory definition.


the virgin read blog posts and category theory textbooks until you've (no doubt incorrectly) convinced yourself you understand the concept vs the chad build up your own intuition by getting your hands dirty


Post quality RSS feeds for whatever. Blogs, news sites, even a YouTube channel RSS feed or other video content. As long as it has an RSS (or atom I guess) feed attached to it.

I'll go first and dump some of what I think are good ones:

>Grumpy Gamer

this one is rad, it's the personal blog of the lead developer behind The Secret of Monkey Island series (so basically my hero). He talks about a lot of cool random shit. Check it out.

>Niki Tonsky

Another personal blog, I've only read a few articles but they have to do with UI mainly which I like.

>Cosmonaut Magazine

Quintessential pretentious leftwing magazine. It's good, I like it. It's more insightful than I thought it would be and their articles even when I disagree with them (I usually don't) are always comfy reads.
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Isn't having a unique set off RSS feeds like shining a searchlight from orbit on yourself every time you check it?


Theoretically yes but that is not unique to RSS feeds.


not if you torify your RSS reader
sadly this works less than stellar these days thanks to glowflare


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The Web Crawler Has Fallen

Billions Must Surf and Manually Index


unironically love it


retvrn to webrings and topic-specific fora

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Pirate thread, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Post about pirates and and piracy be it on the high seas or the internet!
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Trying to download books from wayback archive, specifically the archive.org library and it won't let me even borrow many of them. Help me pirate these?
I wanted to read



Looks like it's not available on https://libgen.rs so you might just be out of luck and have to request it from your local library.



Fuck. I did manage to get a method to download borrowed books permanently, but the borrow function is dead.


This is on Anna's Archive along with a lot of other books that IA scanned. You can identify the books sourced from IA because the distinctive filename is preserved.



So something went wrong with last Windows update, it wont boot, recover, or do anything at all, my laptop appears to be completely bricked, Ill have to do factory reset (and even then Im keeping fingers crossed it will actually work). This is the last fucking drop, Im switching to Linux. The thing is, I have virtually no IT skills, so what is your advice? What type of Linux is most noob friendly? I use computer basically just for internet browsing, some graphic software and bideo games.
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Had to reinstall Windows to update BIOS.

Problem 3 solved, it was just matter of changing value in conservation_mode file. The refresh rate issue though seems unfixable, plenty people posting about refresh rate issues online, but they fix them by updating drivers or other things I already tried.


Gave up on trying to change refresh rate. Figured out how to game on Linux, surprisingly easy, Steam lets you launch pirated games through Proton. Havent tried anything from GOG yet though, and I suspect old titles might be an issue.
I dont regret switching OS, the peace of mind I get from not having mandatory updates, telemetry and bloatware infestation is worth the hassle, but at the same time, I dont really feel in control. Every time I need to do anything I have to search internet for someone else doing it, paste the commands, and then having no idea what is it actually doing. Like I install something, dont know from where, to where, what are all the other packages or dependencies, which of the 4 different clean and remove commands should I use to delete in order to uninstall. Its all so opaque.


After dicking around with linux for long enough, you will feel more in control and YOU WILL like it. That is the curse of unix. Start by getting a sense of where things are in the filesystem. https://linuxjourney.com/lesson/filesystem-hierarchy seems like a good resource, compare it with https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/file-hierarchy.7.html as well. Use apropos to look for commands you might want to use. Read the bash manpage front to back when you feel ready.
>which of the 4 different clean and remove commands should I use to delete in order to uninstall
The remove/delete command should at least uninstall any explicitly specified packages unless the output says otherwise. Most package managers have a special command for pruning unused dependencies. Theoretically you don't have to worry about pruning dependencies and cleaning caches, until you start running out of disk space.


>I dont really feel in control
this is a matter of complexity. on average, as the user, the more complex the software is, the less control you are going to have. the software stack required to run games, specially those that were made for a different os, is complex. the only difference is that at least with linux (and open source stuff in general) you can educate yourself and regain control by understanding the simple parts that form the complex stack

that said, most distributions, specially the popular ones, are complex, obscure and even hostile <- this is, paradoxically, the price of being beginner-friendly and "enterprise". you could switch to a simpler distro like gentoo or artix if you want to try fixing things by yourself instead of depending on the community for everything. the stack required to play windows games will still be complex and error-prone


Xrandr just works on my machine with a finnicky 1994 CRT though the built in modelines are wrong.

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Since US tech embargo on China is still in effect and US plans to squeeze Chinese tech companies by restricting their access to computer chips. China's reaction to this was to make one of their goals to have a home-grown alternative for Intel, AMD, TSMC and the like to decrease dependence on the US. So I was wondering what kind of progress have they been making lately and what are their prospects of ever having a viable alternative to Intel and AMD?

There is all this talk about SMIC, Loongson and Zhaoxin and that in early 2020 Zhaoxin allegedly published a chip comparable to 2017 level intel and AMD tech and they are planning to have parity with Intel in a few years. Then there are Some sources are saying that China is failing horribly at acquiring manufacturing tech for more advanced processors. And I really can't make any real sense out of it.

So when will I be able to buy a computer that uses a hardware that dunks on burger made tech and sends my personal data to Beijing instead of Washington, if ever?
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the j20 uses windows xp


Is the argument that the Chinese doesn't actually even need to catch up in terms of R&D, that "Made in China 2025", and China's 14th five-year plan has already been a success? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_China_2025#Funding_and_evaluation


Or even better the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" is actually the second "Starwars", and coming "Third AI Winter". Side with the least comprehensive and effective government investment wins because the objectives are of dubious utility.


>Or even better the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" is actually the second "Starwars", and coming "Third AI Winter".
Think now this mostly can't be the case. If cost of automating services like tellers or cashiers, and logistics industries (of course logistics came to mind even before) drops to the point where these things could be reasonably automated it would have a significant impact. The odd thing to me is that these could largely already be automated by simple web-apps or button panels and scanners, or in the case of logistics by train yards. Is natural language processing, or sophisticated image recognition really necessary for such automation - or more compellingly, would they be sufficient for such a realization? Capital simply systematically undervalues labor and so such an automation has only been partial; and it may be that reducing the cost of implementing these services would be such that it could cause radical shifts in industry. In some industries, like logistics, this is nearly a guarantee maybe starting 2027 it looks like.


Is StarFive (https://www.starfivetech.com/en/site/company) really Chinese or no? If they count then might they already have a cool Chinese RISC-V: https://milkv.io/mars#buy (Shenzhen MilkV Technology Co., Ltd (Milk-V)) can take a SATA SSD with an adapter which was always an issue with older SBC.

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Frontend tutorials and resources https://neocities.org/tutorials
General tutorials for both frontend and backend https://www.w3schools.com/default.asp
Old Geocities gifs https://gifcities.org/
Free subdomains http://freedns.afraid.org/domain/registry/
Free static site hosts https://neocities.org/ https://pages.github.com/ https://surge.sh/
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web book on typography


you can just use one of the various codebases out there and install it on a server, unless you're talking about programming


You can easily convert .xbm to .png with imagemagick to use it as a background

convert image.xbm image.png



Seemed like it was more consolidation under React as the new JQuery and then some competition from other frameworks.

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Just wondering if you use any android app (preferably open-source) to browse on leftypol and/or getchan.

I heard about `Clover` but it seems dead for a while and kuroba only has support to nazi hellholes — as far as I know at least; is there a way to add another chan there btw? I've been wanting to lurk while at the college since there are a lot of libs and a few right wingers (almost nazi fucks) and I'm too lazy to try to engage in conversation. Anyway do you know an app?
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How's mull? I've been using it. No jxl support yet but the homescreen seems less cluttered.


Thanks comrade, I'm gonna give it a try when I'm free

Hmm, seems interesting, especially the Tor bit


Kuroba literally supports leftypol. Im posting with it rn.


I tried telling them how and they got so mad they became deluded into thinking I was posting gore. Nobody with a work ethic would run an imageboard. Same reason you don't see people making open source frontends for Facebook like Bibliogram. Nobody even wants that shit.


Crazy, finally a comfy app for leftypol.

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Will there ever be an alternative video platform that matches its ability to let you regularly put out content to a large audience?
Vimeo comes close but you have to pay to exceed the limits and the audience is definitely more limited.
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>time to yt-dlp some journalism
>don't call it a podcast plz
>ERROR: [youtube] Sign in to confirm you’re not a bot. This helps protect our community. Learn more
Is it ovir for yt-dlp chads? Other sites still work.


just update yt-dlp. devs have already found a workaround.


No, they haven't. It's not a yt-dlp issue. The workaround is to log in or use a different network.


>The workaround is to log in or use a different network.
I haven't seen the message since last post. There does seem to be some change in video formats on some videos on some channels. '-f worst' no longer always returns a download, requiring checking available formats '-F' and merging video and audio files. yt-dlp devs are chads, I haven't opened a youtube page in years.


>>25967 (samefag)
lol started seeing the login requirement again just after posting that. It's intermittent. Probably a slow rollout to avoid mass awareness. Resetting the internet connection fixed it and allowed download. I've started using rumble and other sites when possible when using yt-dlp.

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