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 No.2645[Reply]

Techlet here. Everyone says Zoom is painfully vulnerable, but I heard if you have a paid account you have options to make it more secure. Is it good enough? Would you trust it?
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 No.2653

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 No.2654

>>2653
>calling anyone tinfoil hat
>when MKultra happened
>when Snowden and Assange happened
>when the US gov’t just passed a new law allowing the FBI to directly read private sockets not even a month ago
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 No.2672

>>2652
You don't have to act like I'm a retard. I only asked because fucking PSL apparently uses it. You fags love acting high and mighty about opsec but fact is the left has dogshit opsec. Part of getting people to listen to you is repeating tedious shit over and over, and clearly the techfags haven't been doing so if fucking PSL is using literal glowieware.

A link to good software alternatives would be nice, but you would just say "you're only compensating for bad opsec". So do you have any resources about good opsec from a tech perspective instead of ranting about video games?
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 No.2676

>>2652
>If it is proprietary, you can guarantee that that hardware is backdoored and the NSA is using it to spy on you.
lol you have no threat modeling at all. nobody here is important enough to be hunted down by NSA via hardware backdoors. for most of people here it's enough to just avoid being flagged by the usual dragnet.
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 No.2679

>>2676
>nobody here is important enough to be hunted down by NSA via hardware backdoors.
Everyone here is important enough to be part of a broad-spectrum mass surveillance and insecurity complex. The point is not to target any one individual now while they're taking a shit on the toilet, it's to incubate vulnerabilities to be activated [b]when the individual becomes a threat to the state[/b]. But using and promoting said insecure software through social coercion, you place everyone in this state of heightened vulnerability.


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 No.1606[Reply]

Is there a website where I can see how well a particular GPU can run a particular game? Most of what I want to play is at least 10 years old and I figure that todays integrated graphics can handle that with aploumb. Unfortunately, every website that I can find on this caters to well-off consoomers who want to play the latest AAA "game" (That is more cutscene than game) from EA in 4K on their Windows 10 computer.
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 No.1607

check system requirements and search on youtube your gpu model and the name of the game
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 No.2682

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html
Can't say anything about credibility, they test games up to 5 years old or so it seems, I hope they actually launch a script that runs all the software benchmarks in sequence and calculate a median average among computers with this GPU installed they have tested. Overall, they had decent reviews of notebooks ~7 years ago when I last checked. Looking up game name + mobile GPU model on youtube is also a viable solution, cult classics like Minecraft and Crysis are tested on all sorts of toasters for giggles.


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 No.1654[Reply]

Is ubuntu just cringe? Is there any reason to use it instead of pop!os or mint
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 No.2643

>>2636
MATE sucks too. They're both garbage compared to Xfce.
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 No.2649

>>2636
It's no KDE but it's alright imo, just some bugs here and there and few extensions.

Cinnamon's file explorer is irredeemable garbage though.
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 No.2655

>>2643
XFCE is several times more bloated than mate you faggot ricer pleb
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 No.2656

>>1693
useful features like having two different apps for system settings?
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 No.2657

>>2655
But that's wrong, you ignorant faggot. They both have a similar memory footprint while Xfce manages to have a ton more features and customizability than MATE. That's called an objectively superior piece of software. MATE really has no reason to exist now that Xfce has come so far, it's been a pointless and obsolete desktop environment since its start.


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 No.2352[Reply]

why arent you using Linux dumbass? You have zero excuses
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 No.2622

very simple i have a piece of shit old laptop, i don't even know if it's compatible, and i'm too tech illiterate to look, in the manufacturer's website there only appears to be drivers for keyboard, mouse and screen, and the ubuntu compatibility website doesn't have it listed, so i have a great suspicion that it's not going to be able to connect to wifi, or some weird shit like that if i install linux
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 No.2629

>>2622
What's the model/brand? I can help find compatibility with simple distros if you'd like.
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 No.2639

>>2629
it's a dell inspiron 3442, i thank you very much anon
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 No.2640

My audio card doesn't have linux drivers
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 No.2641

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>>2640
get a pluggable usb audio adapter
those are said to support linux

https://plugable.com/products/usb-audio/


 No.1742[Reply]

You should learn a language if you want to learn it.
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 No.1953

>>1746
>without understanding that safetly is gained by better code not by living in the 4 layer abstraction world of Bjane Stroustrup.
>just dont make mistakes brooo
>why do you write a language where you cant make those mistakes in bro, just do it right bro
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 No.1974

I love Rust, but it's completely useless for audiovisual projects due to the libs
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 No.1993

>>1974
fuck you mean bwoy
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 No.2594

>>1949
>Python is less verbose,
Rust doesn't have pointless verbosity like Java. You don't have redundant type annotations if you don't want them. All of the "verbosity" in Rust is meaningful information that documents how the program works, and increases readability and ability to reason about the code. In Rust, you explicitly declare whether a function takes or returns a reference or a value by copy or move. In Python you have a clusterfuck of multiple-ownership references, everything mutable, etc.
This is even worse for Python if you're comparing it to something like Haskell. Haskell programs are far more succinct than Python programs.

>has tons of libraries and utility functions that do most of the work

Rust and Haskell have these too. Not always the same libraries and functions, but many of them. And they have things Python doesn't have as well.

>it runs anywhere python is installed

*anywhere you have a compatible python version and can afford wasting resources
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 No.2603

These threads are very non-directed and rarely have any meaningful content.

I know this board is very young but please let's end the /g/ posting tradition of asking the same arbitrary questions and getting the same useless answers.


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 No.2020[Reply]

I just want to solve my partial differential equations by the line method, and get hopf bifurcation diagrams without getting a blood clot, in a way that is open source and not fucking bloated as fuck, and no python is shit, for those two i need 3 packaged which are completely imcompatible
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 No.2021

for matlab there is GNU octave, very slow though
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 No.2022

>>2021
octave is good. although it has some problems doing symbolic calculations/linear algebra
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 No.2023

>>2022
yeah that's the same issue julia has, julia is way faster than both octave or matlab, but it cannot solve equations for shit, you have to call the python equation solver, which in itself is inferior to the matlab one
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 No.2591

>>2022
For symbolic manipulation and calculation you have to use Maxima or WxMaxima.


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 No.2582[Reply]

hello fellow comrades,
i am trying to make a simple Firefox extenion, however i'm not familiar with XUL nor javascript.

my idea was to creat a simple "auto next" for Omegle video.

the pseudo cold would be

if omegle video mode on
check strager's IP
if stranger"s IP already seen = next.
if stranger's IP not seen yet = do nothing
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 No.2586

>>2585
thanks
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 No.2588

coomer thread, ignore
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 No.2589

Can we move tech related discussion to the actual tech board now?
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 No.2590

up


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 No.2535[Reply]

what does bunkerchan think of clojure?its a lisp that actually works for web dev and other SW dev in the modern day.https://clojure.org/
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 No.2577

>>2576I actually know a bit of Clojure, and the backstory. I agree with what you mention about the persistent data-structures and concurrency being built-in rather than in libraries is a advantage, all be it a rather minor one to me. I disagree with the idea that Common Lisp having Lists makes it slow, in practice Common Lisp programmers use whatever data-structures are most performant for their applications, including using mutability to increase performance when applicable. Also it's possible that Clojure is simpler than Common Lisp, but it's not simpler than Scheme. You can (and I have) literally read the Scheme specification in a few hours, and understand the guarantees and primitives of the whole language across implementations. Trading the Common Lisp ecosystem for Java's might be advantageous depending on the application though.
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 No.2578

>>2577>You can (and I have) literally read the Scheme specification in a few hoursincluding all the SRFI? If your argument is that you can write a basic lisp interpreter as a side project or for a class then yes scheme is simpler but in addition to the SRFI to make scheme usable you have things like for example in Racket Scheme which have to implement lots of additional stuff to make scheme into a practically usable language (for web dev).Scheme is like the C of lispsCommon Lisp is like the C++ of lispsClojure is like the Java of lispsIf you had to choose for example an embedded language for scripting a video game, scheme or lua might be good.I probably wouldn't use scheme for doing modern web dev, because there are myriad of toy implementations. When you try to sell jim the JS developer on lisp, hes gonna flip his shit when he can't find the GraphQL library>in practice Common Lisp programmers use whatever data-structures are most performant for their applicationssure but all good programmers choose whatever data structures are the most performant for their task. Its not just about what a language allows but what it steers average coders into in. rockstars can write good code in any language>using mutability to increase performance when applicable.theres a lot of strategies that let you rewrite functional code into mutable efficient code under the hood and most functional languages use theseCommon lisp is a more complete overall language (other than concurrency) and Scheme is easier to understand, but as far as tooling, practicality, ease of use, and popularity Clojure definitely wins hands down. Other than emacs lisp Clojure probably has the most lines of code written of any of the lisps today.
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 No.2579

>>2578>The SRFI to make scheme usable you have things like for example in Racket Scheme which have to implement lots of additional stuff to make scheme into a practically usable language (for web dev).The SRFI's are just libraries, Racket isn't a Scheme anymore, and really the only extensions you need to RnRS to have a language quite capable of web development is POSIX support, threads, and probably a FFI. Many Scheme implementations have these things. Regarding Libraries you should look at Chicken Scheme: http://eggs.call-cc.org/5/#lang-exts https://github.com/lassik/graphql-chicken Not that this isn't all besides the point because your claim was that Scheme was more complex than Clojure which is simply not true.>Its not just about what a language allows but what it steers average coders into in. rockstars can write good code in any languageI don't think as a programmer you should care about how a language steers average developers. Ease of doing something does matter, and you're going to have a slight cost by going into quicklisp and installing a library for some of the things Clojure has built in but it's not significant. Regardless the average Common Lisp programmer cares a great deal about performance, and they tend to write very fast applications.>theres a lot of strategies that let you rewrite functional code into mutable efficient code under the hood and most functional languages use theseI don't think this is true, you can do this if you have Linear/Quantitative types but otherwise you're going to be giving up any concurrency guarantees you have, if you do this behind the back of the programmer (which is sort of the main point of writing in a functional style at this point).>Common lisp is a more complete overall language (other than concurrency) and Scheme is easier to understand, but as far as tooling, practicality, ease of use, and popularity Clojure definitely wins hands down.I think this is probably a fair assessment so long as you recognize that Clojure has these advantages only for a single problem domain. It has better tooling, practicality, and ease of use for web development and nothing else. Additionally I don't think the advantages it has in this department are that significant.
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 No.2580

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>>2579COMMON LISP BTFORH'S epic talk on clojure vs common lisp (2 parts)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDm-QDEXGEAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mbcYxHO0nM
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 No.2581

>>2580>Common Lisp btfoNot really, it was mostly just a overview, and as I said I already knew a good bit of Clojure. Pretty much all his arguments are rendered null by (ql:quickload "fset") or are insignificant to the point of not mattering. Porky likes JVM is another part of his reasoning. Some of the abstractions mentioned are cool, but don't really matter, it's basically just sugar. Not particularly interesting to me. I can't be bothered to watch the second video provided. Anyway I'm getting pretty bored talking about this, I feel I've made a quite solid case, so I'll probably stop now.


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 No.2504[Reply]

Is Guix the operating system of the future?
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 No.2526

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There are lots of "OS of the future"
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 No.2527

Guix is great, though I could never get it to play nice with Doom Emacs, which was a dealbreaker at the time (I'm not using Doom Emacs anymore, but as far as I can tell the only way to maintain config for your software like this is to build it as a Guix package, which I just don't have the time or energy for). I ran it for a couple of months on my hobby laptop, though I got tired of the build-times for some packages when substitutes weren't available (especially non-free Linux kernels, which I would leave running overnight and sometimes come back to the kernel still being built in the morning).I do think though that declarative operating systems are the future, because the implications are amazing for deployment of many machines, as well as maintaining your own workstation - you make some configuration change to a particular service in your OS declaration, build and switch to that OS you've declared, and if you fucked up you rollback.What really excites me is that Guix is just the package manager - even though we call the distribution based on on this package manager `Guix System', in reality every system configuration for Guix is its own distribution of GNU/Linux. Some future non-Guix project could `downstream' Guix by way of providing some standard distributions (read: `operating-system' configuration files with useful collections of packages, services, configuration, etc.) users could make use of, adding new channels with non-free software that users could opt-in to if they have e.g. a wifi card with non-free drivers, and providing some helpful configuration tools, e.g. for setting up and maintaining profiles, which don't require you to be pretty well versed in Scheme to have a working, maintainable distribution. Maybe this project could maintain build servers for the more popular software which isn't available in the standard Guix build repositories. We could have all sorts of Linux distributions which are built on the Guix package manager, and switching between these distributions would just be a matter of running `guix system reconfigure'. I think the possibilities here are incredible, and I'm pretty excited for it - for now though I've got Slackware on my laptop, so I can keep my distance from systemd while having a distribution that gives me most of what I could possibly need from a system out of the box.
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 No.2529

https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/managing-servers-with-gnu-guix-a-tutorial/Sounds pretty cool, now I need to find an excuse to try it!
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 No.2530

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Just finished writing my first package and it compiles!!


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 No.2490[Reply]

what is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds
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 No.2499

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>>505mongoError: Topology was destroyedthere's no need to ACID, transactions, or rollbacks, i said, laughing. EVERYTHING IS FINE
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 No.2500

SQL IS BETTER BECAUSE YOU GET ACID, TRANSACTIONS, ROLLBACK, ETC. FOR FREE.databases like postgres have literal decades of engineering behind them making them rock solid. it even have json store if you want
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 No.2501

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Any thoughts on Daniel Abadi and his DB work?
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 No.2502

>>2501>Daniel Abadinever heard of him
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 No.2503

>>2502GAVIN-MENDEL GLEASON is a tech guy and marxist affiliated with Cockshott whos making a graph databasehttps://t.co/efUszC4EA2


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