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Do you use a CRT monitor?
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I used to. i Had two CRT monitors, one was a 19' one for small stuff and the other is a 24' widescreen trinitron CRT, that i never got to working properly. The screen would drop like a water fall, maybe i got ripped off, or a capacitor needs changing. CRTs are nice if you have the space.


i don't play smash



Also they can quite literally explode.


Remember to sit 3 meters away from the screen, it's good for your health.

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So this is the power of the foot?


wtf. why would it need js for mouse movement?


>using gnome
its like you want to live in pain



Liking GNOME should be classified by the DSM as a mental illness.

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Also, the patent submission date is pure schizo magnet.


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I love technology


Real life tends to be worse than fiction.

>Personality Traits Can Now Be Predicted Using Smartphone Data




See also >>5933


The headline made me think they could do all that just by you carrying a smartphone but it's an analysis of heavy smartphone use. Not that that's much better.

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Xenocara is pretty nice, no need to run as root.



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No one seemed to make one yet so I guess I'll start.

>Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like. People use them as a speed contest, interview prep, company training, university coursework, practice problems, or to challenge each other.

I've made a private leaderboard: 1036885-01d7746b


> To play, please identify yourself via one of these services:
> [GitHub] [Google] [Twitter] [Reddit] - [How Does Auth Work?]
I'm gonna pass this one.


how come it seems like no progress has been made? we keep hearing about research but it seems like we never get to see any results. what gives?
what even is quantum computing anyway?
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>superposition, or the ability to operate on many qubits at the same time instead of consecutively on bits as it is in computers
so what does that mean from a programming point of view? in what specific way does that effect the time complexity of an algorithm?


Imagine a rat trying to find a way out of a maze. The classical way, the rat has to go all the way down a path, and only after hitting a dead end can it then try checking another path. A quantum rat can go down every path simultaneously, solving the maze much faster



>>5894 is a pretty good explanation tbh. it's also why right now google, ibm, et al. are measuring their successes in building a quantum computer by its quantum volume, a number that takes into account both amount of qubits and its effective error rate, because every qubit that is added and can operate relatively error free theoretically increases the capability to operate on data exponentially by allowing larger data structures. then all you need is an actual algorithm that can take advantage of this capability in a way that makes it more efficient than classical computers.

as >>5894 said pathfinding is one example of a problem that might benefit from this, so in complexity terms if we take A* (which worst case can get polynomial cost in bounded tree) and compare it to say a quantum binary tree search then, assuming there are enough qubits with a negligible error rate, you would get at least an exponential speed up.

pathfinding of course is fairly unique here because its memory bounded first and foremost, and every attempt at a quantum pathfinding algorithm i know of currently uses a qubit per pathing decision for example, so on large enough paths this really does exhaust capabilities of current quantum computers if you take into account that the "best" quantum computers (google, ibm) at the moment have around 50 qubits. ibm is "planning for a 1000 qubit computer by 2023" but right now this is just big words.

but to generalise it: if you are working on an algorithm that requires finding the correct state in a large state space, then quantum will in general offer (usually) an exponential kind of speed up there. and this is before we get to unique solutions that use entanglement like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shor%27s_algorithm


Can't wait for quantum computers to decrypt all logged tor traffic that passed through CIA-owned nodes.


Haskell and Ocaml are the only programming languages I use.

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I already knew in the 2000s that japs were fucking retarded when it came to consooming but jesus christ.
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Japan doesn't give a fuck about free software and their DIY scene is reserved for people with a lot of money.



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Instead of asking for money, why doesn't he make his work public so he can get help?

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Is there any point in storing old computer hardware?
I've got a bunch of junk taking up space that I've got just in case, but so far it's been useless to me.
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>What “botnet” are you guys talking about?
>being this new posting on a board with a nonstandard TLD
get better handlers/analysts glowie


That's not how that caption is translated into Chinese.


>That's not how that caption is translated into Chinese.
>taking a meme seriously
>taking anything anyone says on an imageboard seriously
Get help


Yes. Do you have any old network devices, anything that plugs into network via wifi or network cable, anything from phones to printers to heating mangment systems, ANYTHING?


To clarify any of these devices can be used to find exploits to then hack any other similar device on the internet. Anything that connects to a network that is not your PC or Console.

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Amazon is using union-busting Pinkerton spies to track warehouse workers and labor movements at the company, according to a new report

Holy lol.
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well well well, its cowboy time


HN is such a disgusting community.
>Oh, guess I'll stop buying from Amazon now
>Umm it's voluntary exchange


For a place called Hackernews they're filled with lolbertarians with a cucked mentality.


What's alternative to it?

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to be fair this isn't nvidia's fault.
but yeah it's retarded that this much processing power is being made on harvesting mudpies.


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And the ones not sold to people destroying the planet to create more currencies (eugh!) are hoarded by scalpers. Truly efficient.

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