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 No.12327[Reply]

Remember to dust your motherboard and other components /leftypol/. Been dealing with some problems with my power button lately on my computer and I finally dusted that shit and now it's working great.

 No.12329

Damn, you're right. Thank you, OP

 No.12330

I did so last month and inhaled so much dust during it I was sneezing for a week.

 No.12331

>>12330
wear your mask :^) I'm serious



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 No.12283[Reply]

Within the past 40 years alone, advancements in microscopic tech have allowed the discovery of dozens to hundreds of new fundamental particles beyond protons neutrons electrons and photons and thousands of new physical phenomena beyond charge fire explosions diffusion force etc. If any sole man ever managed to learn to use even a fraction of the potential tools that could be created from such new particles that man would elevate to god like status within the universe
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 No.12294

>>12290
>he doesn’t realize that the amount of cuts he’s making would drastically increase the perimeter well beyond 4 but to infinity with the more divisions he makes

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>>12283
> If any sole man ever managed to learn to use even a fraction of the potential tools that could be created from such new particles that man would elevate to god like status within the universe
How so?

 No.12313

>>12309
You’ve seen the effects of learning to use fire and chemistry on modern life from actual spaceships, to ion thrusters to nuclear weapons, the possibilities of learning to use muons and completely different worlds of physical phenomena at this point could be in the hundreds to thousands of new tech

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>>12294
Prove it, nerd

 No.12316

>>12314
>area stays the same
>subdivisions continue
>perimeter increases disproportionately to area
>perimeter keeps increasing onwards to infinity
Imagine cutting a cake in half repeatedly, the amount of cake you have stays the same but the perimeter increases as each new cut introduces a new side, like wide the same with your dumbass authors theory meaning unless the area of the box is decreasing your theory doesn’t hold up, and it doesn’t because a circle by Archimedeses own definition is a square expanded to its maximum area



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 No.12008[Reply]

holograms, sentient ai, clones, flying cars, worker bots, portal guns, multiuniversal travel, faster than light speed space travel, laser based weapons, planet sized cities, life on the surface of other planets
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>>12017
fukk u my waifu will be real. also at least with robot waifus there are people actively constructing one because they actually want to use one, all the while have a sense for how limited current technology is. some people just don't want to interact with human women

 No.12214

>life on the surface of other planets
earthoid thinks he's special and unique lol

 No.12269

>>12157
Can you not fucking comprehend what I write? Nowhere do I say that its not easier for a worker to do the work in an exosuit than manually. What I argue that in the large-scale, an exosuit wastes labour due to the amount of maintenance work needed to keep it working, as well as labour needed to produce the bloody things and produce the raw materials for them. Things like cranes or excavators literally remove hundreds of workhours and entire work-roles. You can't really do the same with carrying bricks or potatoes efficiently. Well, you can, its called a handcart. What you are proposing is to replace the handcart with an overdesigned, hundreds of times more expensive gadget that requires constant maintenance. To use it would be down-right idiotic. Oh, shit, I also forgot this other posts. An exosuit also needs a fucking powersource as well. Literally Wallace and Gromit shit. Honestly more techies should watch W'nG because its a perfect BTFO ofost modern vaporware.

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>>12157
>but but but my Juicero machine is extremely efficient at squeezing packets!!!1

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>>12209
is this a grammarly ad ?



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 No.12165[Reply]

https://cabalchan.org/entry?entryid=293

Lain isn’t life, or, “The sad state of /g/’s”

>This post is mostly about lainchan, but to a large extent is also applies to 4chan /g/ and various /tech/ or /lambda/ type boards all over the alt chan universe.


>Many, if not most of the denizens of /g/, /λ/, /tech/ etc. boards on lainchan and across the chaniverse are clearly hobbyist programmers. This is not a slight, but just a note that it is apparent that the /g/ demographic clearly consists of hobbyist linux power users, and autodidacts who’s knowledge of programming clearly comes from self perpetuated /g/ memes and reading blogposts and essays by people like Richard Stallman and Paul Graham. Occasionally, you do get someone who does know what they are talking about, but the minute one person suggests that using a mainstream IDE might be a good idea, they get shouted down by a hundred people who are positively outraged that anyone might suggest that using something other than emacs/vim is ok.
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 No.12229

>disgraced free software guru/activist Richard Stallman
u wot m8
>javascript blockers because Richard Stallman said to do it in 2011
Almost all browser security issues come from javascript.

 No.12231

>>12228
Thanks anonymous.
The author seems to subscribe to a "hip = best" mentality, but his description of /g/ meme culture is very consistent with my experience there.
Many of these /g/ things I chalked up to trolling honestly, I mean, the usual argument to push SICP on newbs is generally nothing more than "2hard4u" and hardly ever anything of substance.

 No.12240

>>12225
>/g/ has managed to retain a sizable contingent of hobbyists instead of replacing them with consumer drones
I don't know man, whenever I visit /g/ their catalog is filled with consumer wars over corporate shitware. Even programming languages are like brands to them.

 No.12265

>>12240
>Even programming languages are like brands to them.
Fucking Indentation styles are grounds for holy war, it's absurd.



 No.9052[Reply]

I fucking hate that non-smart TVs simply stopped being made and the "best" there is is fucking 1366x768 crap.
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 No.12242

I just don't plug in my smart tv to the internet, I agree OP, I just want a screen

 No.12260

>>12258
NTA but when I was a l*beral I had the same thought process. I'm trying to phase out the spyware shit now but it is quite hard, especially to a normie who's tech literacy ends at opening file explorer.

 No.12261

>>12258
I could ask my mother and brothers they think this way

 No.12263

>>10957
>>9054
>>9052
So like having PC monitors is better than TVs right?
They can't disable that shit right?

Also how do TVs work anymore since everything is digital now
Don't all of them need to smart now?

Can you buy a monitor that is meant for PCs and use it as a dumb TV???

Also why don't you use a PC monitor as a smart

 No.12264

>>12263
it's more expensive with the same size because of the lower input delay for gaming.
>disable that shit
what ? do you mean "they" can't stop your monitor remotly ? no they can't since it doesn't have a network card.
>Also how do TVs work anymore since everything is digital now
same as before,also digital is a buzzword.
>Do all TV need to be a normal tv but with a built in microphone and camera always connected to the internet ?
no.
>Can you buy a monitor that is meant for PCs and use it as a dumb TV???
You won't have an antenna port,so you need to have some third party bullshit,or you need to have tv with your internet provider (this happens in other countries too right ?)
>Also why don't you use a PC monitor as a smart
What do you think "smart" means lmao.



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 No.12005[Reply]

Do you use any non opensource software and why?
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 No.12220

>>12216
>Take a hot bath. Then install Tor Browser.
Good idea

 No.12224

>>12219
Yeah android has a free license too
But what of it? This kind of software… its creators are malevolent. It might technically be free. But it's spyware, and malware. All signs of proprietary software, only the source is available. But it's so huge anyway its unforkable essentially. Unforkable by anyone other than a coprpoation that is. Look at palemoon, how it freezes when trying to load reddit or youtube.

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 No.12262

>non-free bios, ime, drivers
just cant afford a machine without yet that could seriously replace my laptop rn
>doxcord, steam, minecraft, some proprietary virtualbox thingies
better if i wouldnt, but I just want to, i do not see any too great downsides to it. in terms of privacy it is terrible, but i can live with it and other than that i do not care about any of the other muh freedoms



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 No.12244[Reply]

Hey //leftypol.org,
I've been working on a site lately. Kind of like a channel for leftists. Anyway, I decided to launch some 2ch-style "textboards" as a side project; Kareha seemed like the best bet (very popular) because Emanon refused to work.

What are your thoughts on growing the pool of services besides Matrix/Cytube/Lainchan to appeal to more Leftists? Is there interest in a Pleroma server?

 No.12245

Use this is you want a textboard: https://gitlab.com/naughtybits/schemebbs

 No.12246

idk wtf you're talking about but I will add your bookmark right next to my https://cabalchan.org/bookmark

 No.12247

>>12246
dis.leftychan.org , give it a look. Roughly modeled after dis.4chan.org , 4-ch and 2ch

 No.12248

>Is there interest in a Pleroma server?
Me! Me!

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 No.12221[Reply]

Algorithms and Data Structures are in a dialectical relation to each other. In some cases, when time complexity goes down, space complexity grows, accordingly. Dialectics = programming. Holy fuck.

 No.12222

dumbest shit I have read in a while

 No.12223

>>12222
okay quad phag

 No.12227


>no mention of homiconicity



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 No.12167[Reply]

Have crypto-fags and /biz/raelis gone too far? what is this shit?
https://alexandraocasiocoin.wordpress.com/

 No.12168

<only 50 holders so far
<locked liquidity
<dev renounced ownership
Straight to the moon, sirs

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>>12168
>Straight to the moon, sirs
Shut up, jeet.

 No.12170

Is this used to trade feet pics?

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>>12170
And heroin, but of course.

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 No.12010[Reply]

First of all, I'm posting this in /tech/ but I'll admit it doesn't involve a very rigorous analysis of any technology, so apologies.

So, Mark Fisher and the "lost future" have become such a cliché on the online left that it's barely interesting to talk about, but people usually focus on the death of _cultural_ imagination, and explain it in terms of _cultural_ factors. What I wanted to ask is more material: does anyone get a sense that there is no real substantial technological development coming in the next 10-20 or even 50 years? Isn't the reason we're unable to conceive of a new futurism simply that there is no future promised at all, not just by the artists but the actual technologists who were supposed to deliver it to us?

The futurists we wax nostalgic about were envisioning worlds that they thought were just around the corner, and that they thought could actually change their lives and make possible entirely new experiences: where you could be anywhere in the world within hours if not minutes; where we could explore and inhabit places no one had ever been able to explore (whether the ocean, space, or wherever); where we'd be able to live for centuries if we so chose.

Regardless of how accurate such visions were, they're gone now; and it's not like there weren't many amazing technological changes in the past few decades. But the amazing things that are in the cards don't seem like they're destined for _us_. They might be something our children and grandchildren will experience, but not us. Space, immortality, wherever. I'm not trying to start a discussion on whether these things are even desirable, by the way; I'm just trying to exemplify something more general.

What does seem like it's coming soon just feels… meaningless. Self-driving cars just let you not drive your car. Big deal; it's a slightly less stressful version of the bus experience. Oh, and they might cause massive unemployment, but that's not something to be excited about, exactly, is it? And who cares about smart appliances; so what if you can have a conversation with your toilet?

My point is, it feels like the "near future" has died not because we've stopped imagining it but because no one is actually developing it. All the technologies that are coming feel like one of either:
>stuff that makes your life slightly more convenient or efficient or cheaper, but not significantly more so
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 No.12138

>>12125
>The steam engine was made possible by the bourgeoisie.
the steam engine was an innovation that made production better, it made society progress to a higher level. All the new technologies to control people does jack shit for production, therefore it's personal consumption of the bourgeoisie, that is as irrelevant as a pompous yacht on the level of society. The human effort spend on keeping the ruling class in power is effort that is not spend on leveling up society. All the big data technology could be used in an innovative way where it has beneficial effects like the steam engine, it could be used for cybernetic optimization of the economy. Capitalists use computers, but at the most fundamental level they still calculate production on the basis of money, instead of using material metrics for optimizing production. With cybernetics we could use 100s of variables for optimizing the economy, but instead we still only use one. The society of control that the capitalists are building demotes digital technology to the level of Hero's aeolipile steam toy in the roman empire. The technical principles are all there, but the potential for productivity enhancement is not realized. The bourgeoisie was able to use the steam engine to move society forward, but with digital technology they don't seem to be able to. Maybe they are the wrong class with the wrong social relations to make it happen. Like in the roman empire that was a slave society dominated by slave capital that could not unleash an industrial revolution even-though they had a steam engine prototype.

>Musk's military drop ships

this is laughable, it can only land on a really flat surface made from a special material that can withstand rocket thrusters. One spaceship test vehicle blew up because bits from the landing surface got loose and ruptured the fuel tank. It's too delicate to land in a war-zone under enemy fire.

>space warfare

this will lead to so much scrap and trash flying around up there that earth orbit will become unusable

>>12131
Fusion reactors are realistic but it would need first priority funding, like cutting the worlds military budgets in half and redirecting it to fusiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>>12136
>Go look up how Marx defines productive and unproductive labour.
Yes but Marx only does this as a description how the internal logic of capitalism works, it's not a endorsement.
He says look what capitalists do, he doesn't say that what capitalist do is correct.

 No.12147

>>12138
>All the new technologies to control people does jack shit for production
Keeps people working, doesn't it?
>The technical principles are all there, but the potential for productivity enhancement is not realized.
Of course not, because the name of the game is profit, and innovation is not always profitable. Surveillance technology helps keep class antagonisms down, protecting the status quo.
>Like in the roman empire that was a slave society dominated by slave capital that could not unleash an industrial revolution even-though they had a steam engine prototype.
Just because they had a "steam engine" (questionable), doesn't mean they could have an industrial revolution. It took Watt 30 years to find a craftsman that could build the types of cylinders he needed that wouldn't break. And it was only after Watt added a separate condenser to the Newcomen steam engine, that the steam engine became efficient enough to be useful. Then you have the fact that you need to build trains and ships that are strong enough to carry the steam engine, the steam engine moves and shakes, you need to bolt it down to something strong. Also, the steam engine was used to power things that more or less existed, cotton gins, ploughs, saws in saw mills, etc. they basically replaced the animal/human power driving the machine with a steam engine. Romans didn't have any of that. A technological innovation can come too early and not find purchase in the technological society, so to speak. A more recent example is YouTube, there was YouTube in the 90s, streaming video and video sharing platforms, however since everyone had dial-up and ISDN, it didn't make sense to stream video, it was too slow to be watchable and the quality was poor.
>this is laughable
The point isn't whether the current iteration is viable, the point is that people like Musk, who sort of claim they are doing these things for humanity, are actually all just fighting for those sweet "defense" contracts and a piece of the spoils of imperialism.
>this will lead to so much scrap and trash flying around up there that earth orbit will become unusable
Earth's orbit is already full of junk, the ISS has a close call every other week.
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>>12147
>Keeps people working, doesn't it?
Wow they reinvented the whip. Such innovation.

The roman empire could have started the industrial revolution, they could have invented carbon steal and all the other precursors needed to get use from a steam engine, they just didn't because of their class structure.

Offensive space military is a meme there are no defensible positions, if somebody starts shooting at stuff, put up weapons platforms or use it for other hostile military deployments, everything gets destroyed. People should be working on space trash collecting, try selling it as "debris defense screen" to the space force or something. if they put soldiers on musks new rocket they would be starship troopers

The marxist definition of productive and unproductive labor isn't a moral judgement, and it's not a apologetic for excluding certain workers from the socialist movement. Societies should divert their efforts to the accumulation of persistent wealth. What kind of activities are productive is linked to the productive forces. New technology can make it possible for more types of labor to create persistent wealth. Story tellers became productive with the invention of ink and paper, and are now called book authors. It's not all about persistence. If you build 200 Mc mansions for capitalists that isn't productive either, but if you build housing for workers that is productive. Mind the class character of productive labor. Basic stuff like if your society spends too much labor on building fancy castles for the rulers it can't advance it self. The capitalist bourgeoisie isn't wasting labor the same way as feudal lords, but their new technology for controlling people is not increasing the productive capacity of society, the labor of a worker is not producing more, it's just for them, not for society, and therefor it's not productive. It may lead to a new dark age, and advancement only returns once people break it with a new enlightenment. The capitalist class is becoming the new feudal lords trying to hold back society.

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