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can you redpill me on NFTs? I know they're a scam, but can we use it to fund socialist movements around the world?

for shits and giggles I minted an NFT
I was surprised by how easy it was. the only catch is that you have to pay the market something like $60 to have the NFT listed, which means that people have to sell a NFT for at least $100 to make any money.
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I hate crypto but it's based how much they have gamers seething.


GPUs are used for most then just gaming and crypto mining. For example the more powerful the GPU the faster Blender runs. Also render farms have had similar setup to crypto miners since the death of SGI where you jam as much GPUs into a server then jam as many servers into racks and as many racks into a data centre and you have a professional render farm.


Screenshotted every post in this thread


Based bourgeois hijacking prices of graphic cards.


Im thinking instead of NFTs you can make a crypto that parodies crypto and openly states crypto is a scam and the money from buying that crypto will be used to try to end crypto so they don't have to hear about crypto anymore and you can make random computer generated images as proof of purchase so it will work like NFTs to their view.

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blu-rays are an unnecessary gimmick
reject false modernity, re-embrace DVDs and VHS
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>CRT naturally softening edges
Will we ever have flatscreens that look even half as crisp as CRTs?


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lol nostalgiafags love posting myths about crts that only applied to the highest end


>Aren't LD movies already showing lots of artifacts due to aging?


LD artifacts due to age is disc rot. Rot comes from manufacturing defects where the layers are not perfectly air tight where if the disc was made to spec it should still be good but there are a number of discs that were not.


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The CRT on the first pic has low brightness (or degraded phosphor) in a bright room. The 4k Samsung monitor I purchased with my pc doesn't even come close to the color vibrancy of an unused CRT I got a few months ago. I made a pic of both, but the CRTs image looks less blurry and completely smooth irl.
What Samsung says about my monitor:
<This UHD monitor gives you 64 times more color than conventional monitors–an incredible 1 billion colors. That means that movies, games, and other multimedia content appear detailed, natural looking, and extremely realistic. More colors also ensure a smoother transition between different tones for a richer, more accurate picture.

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This shit was better than VLC or any other GUI video player on Unix distros, even if I don't watch anime. Unfortunately, it was only for Windows so I had to stop using once I made the Linux switch, and now I find out it's been dead for over half a decade already.
Anyone wanna help revive it, with builds for Unix distros added?
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nope. this was a bit different than just a generic frontend for libavcodec. it was specialized for watching tv shows and movies


I know what cccp was, I also used it back then. Afaik the cccp guy is working on mpv too lol.
Just read mpv's manual and add your own shortcuts if you don't like the defaults. Despite being so lightweight it's very customizable.


It sounds like you could work on a gui for mpv, or did cccp codecs have filters, "specialized for watching tv shows and movies"?


yes, it had special filters through >>13816


Why do you need a GUI to watch stuff? It's a lot faster to use your keyboard.
But I think there's already alternative GUIs to mpv with more stuff anyway, but I haven't checked them as I'm not interested in that.

mpv also has filters, shit, you can even set a shortcut to activate them by adding a single line to your config.


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I can still see their point. When IBM tried to take down Compaq, Compaq lawyers showed that their bios code looked nothing like IBM's code that came from the fact Compaq rewritten the 5150 bios from scratch and was actually cleaner code without the firmware bugs the plagued the 5150 and 5160.


it's a garbage OS, who cares


To perfect Linux's Windows compatibility so Linux can run Windows code better then Windows.


My impression is that wine already does a pretty good job of anything XP or older. In fact it sometimes runs that stuff better then modern windows does. Are there any glaring examples of older windows code that wine struggles with? Or other improvements that this could lead to?


It's time to Open the Window

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My battery stopped charging

I tried everything but no avail

So I've been using it plugged in for a while

But now recently, I keep getting "battery low" signals more and more often

Is my laptop going to die??? I thought you could use plugged in even if the battery is dead?

It's 6 years old, I have no money to replace the battery or buy a new one

So comrades tell me the truth, Is my PC just going to shut down randomly and not turn on?
Or it's just the software bugging out?
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Can't you remove the battery? Or is that not allowed anymore.


I think I could but would is keeping the battery in causing this problem?

The display is broken in that I cannot close it without breaking so that's why I've not opted to take out the battery



Laptops should be able to run without a battery when plugged in. It's even a method to test if the battery works to power down, unplug the cable,remove the battery then plug it back in and turn it on. This sounds like the charging cable is damaged and charging when it's in one position and not when in another. Most common fail point is right next to where the thick flexible part ends at the part that plugs into the laptop for it to be anywhere else would require you to trip or step on the cord. That can be repaired if you have wide strippers, wire cutters, a soldering gun, solder but you can jerryrig it with something to hold the cable in position like a spring coil or thin layer of tape. Not thick tape or it can make it overheat. Technically you can revive dead batteries if it's the battery but it's risky with lithium because it can potentially explode. So i would check if it's the cable. Does it say it's charging even if you wiggle the cable gently or does it go in and out? Is there green goo leaking from the wall plug end ? Unplug it and check wipe it with a paper towel.


look for a replacement battery online
btw only charge the battery when the laptop is off
alternatively, you could back-up the hard drive and turn the laptop into a home server of some sort running through the AC charger, while getting another one


Here's a shitty design for an oil powered gun
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Higher temps and low molecular weight gases are needed for higher velocities. Guns powered by the usual smokeless powders max out at ~6000 fps because their combustion makes higher molecular weight gases. Light gas guns used by NASA that use hydrogen as a working fluid reach 23,000 fps.


Low molecular weight per individual particle right? Since you would only need enough mass per particle to overcome the resistance of the object your trying to create a force on and thus too much mass wastes energy?


I think it has to do with the fact that low molecular weight means easily compressible and it has a high speed of sound.




gas is already generated by gunpowder ignition, it's what self-loading rifles get their energy from

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Why do keyboard and laptop manufacturers always assume I am using Windows? I find it very offensive as I am not a Windows user myself. Stop printing the Windows logo on what was originally the command key or at least just leave that space empty.


you can build your own keyboard with custom keycaps


It should have the word Super on it.

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>Meme non-answers (perhaps needless to say)
For you. Palemoon does everything I needed Firefox to do, while most of the other forks have chosen to fork its interface after Mozilla had already fucked it up.


seeing Mozilla embrace meta with open arms should provoke an instinctive disgust reaction even if there's marginal harm reduction involved. (and marginal is right - mainstream users don't use firefox! my posts have higher marketshare than firefox!)

>What would happen if advertising became an ineffective model due to user rejection or ad blocking? Companies would have to start making people pay for their services (facebook isn't going to use a fucking donation model lmao), which I think the typical user and the company would not want. So they have interests in preserving the advertising model.

it doesn't matter what people want (and what they want is manipulated - "the heroin addict wishes to keep his heroin, his dealer wishes to keep providing it, why should we intervene?"), it matters what's right - Facebook should be destroyed and all digital advertisers should be publicly executed. That Mozilla has an interest in preserving the model and in supporting those who want to preserve the model is precisely the problem.
>If you accept that advertising is, in fact, a fundamental part of the current internet ecosystem that isn't going away for a while, if ever, to allow websites to self-support in proportion to their popularity… why not try and add a bandaid to reduce the exploitation of users?
Because this is digital Blairism. If they really cared about users they'd design a browser that inhibits tracking entirely rather than marginally reducing it, going into open conflict with advertisers rather than collaboration with them. (It's not like this would destroy the web either - the average user uses chrome! - though it might boost Mozilla's flagging marketshare a little to make a browser that de-shits the web by blocking ads by default.)

postscript: my recollection is that Wikipedia is loaded, they e-beg because they like pissing away money on social outreach bollocks and other grifts for tech-wankers - they've got the cash in the bank to run the servers until the sun burns out.



Ungoogled chromium


SeaMonkey is also a good Firefox fork (along with other old Mozilla stuff) that uses XUL

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Is there any point to hoarding technology? Can I do something useful with spare junk or should I just discard it?


You can cobble together a computer to run bots shilling for communism


you can scrap it for metals at least


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There's something very sexy about that picture.

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What's going on with sysadmins?
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I don't think that was supposed to be a picture of the computer.


Most data centres run *nix yet you have cases like the development of Toy Story 2 that had data loss because someone thought it was a bright idea to give users the right to delete project files. Also data centres would never run Gentroo due to lack of support like they get from IBM (AIX and Red Hat).


why would you use a rolling release distro for servers…



That article has some errors.
>such as HP's AIX
HP's Unix is called HP-UX, AIX is IBM.
>The release cycles with Solaris and AIX were very long – two to three years between updates.
For features yet all main Unix distros get security and driver updates as fast as any stable Linux distro.

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