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Is it wrong to miss technology nerds of old? Were they just as bad but for different reasons or actually better?
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>The beauty of free software is that you can be a free software activist and have your own political opinions on the side.
If you can be a free software activist and hold your own political opinions on the side; what good is your activism? It's like you're admitting to your own impotence; it's really bizarre.


People with boring and impotent politics are so quick to call others "ultras" and "purists".
Funnily enough Stallman is considered an "extremist" by many, especially for his lifestyle of complete rejection of anything proprietary.


>I'm reminded of when people joked about the possibility of Maoist cadres raiding a Texan crypto mine and redistributing GPUs to the gamer masses
yfw after finding out the Texas power grid is responsible for nearly half of all Bitcoin mining capacity in the US



What is this referencing?


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Nerds of old were not all Free Software types. The original PC nerds were closer to those messing with Arduino now where micros was an advanced electronics project. By the time you get to Refund Day in 1999, the average user was far more resistant to change even among those in IT and development and you get to the point there were "nerds" that only knew Widows and were scared of Unix and Linux.

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Does it glow? Can I use it safely?
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>Honestly why isn't there more left wing cyber warfare?
because being capable of cyber warfare requires a level of education and free time that most working class people don't have


is there a better looking but feature rich as notepad++ alternative?? for windows


what the FUCK are you talking about lmao
ppl will say the dumbest shit trying to sound woke


The fuck?


Emacs, but it's quite the learning curve.


Why do programmers like to pretend to have very specific skillsets and knowledge, and call themselves "frontend developers", "Javascript programmers" or even "React programmers" when in reality their knowledge and skills are applicable to almost everything programming related and they could easily do the job of almost every other programmer? Is this some trick to get higher wages and segment the market or is it just some internalized helplessness instilled by recruiters looking for "the perfect match" and employers unwilling to provide training?
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Apparently they're a senior software dev.


And one that probably sits on their ass all day, knows a bit of C/C++, and tells other devs what to do. OP doesn't know what framework/API specialization is and thinks every language follows similar OOP syntax.


> knows a bit of C
< every language follows similar OOP syntax.


uyghas really be thinking that memorizing the API of some fad framework makes them a specialist


>I only know how to use one hyper-specific framework and have developed no transferable algorithmic, problem solving, or architectural skills, and am loudly proud of this fact in public for some fucking reason!!
ask me how I know you're a bottom rung code monkey without a rigorous comp sci education

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How many of you are based enough to use these keys?
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>Page up
>Page down
Use them all the time. Had a mindblown moment when i bothered to click them and discovered what they each did. Made navigation infinitely more convenient.
Use it rather frequently.
What does it do



see this is why i said i feel bad for the zoomers. even if they're smart enough to use apps like these, you can type about 100-200wpm with a regular keyboard and practice


The problem is that the delete button is too close to end, so sometimes I end up deleting stuff by accident.


insert is pretty useless tbh and the others can be bound to arrow keys or other keys closer to center if youre big dicked


I haven't used them in a while since I've had a 60% keyboard, and never bothered to learn them there, but I have a tenkeyless coming in soon, so I'll probably start using them again.

It's also surprising in how many places emacs bindings work, so it's not a big deal for serious use.


I bought a framework laptop because my previous one was so cheaply constructed that it literally disintegrated from use.

I quite like it. I'm not going to pretend that buying a product will solve any systemic capitalist evils like ending e-waste or granting a right to repair, but on a personal level, I'm hopeful to be able to avoid some common pitfalls with consumer products like disposability and planned obsolescence by being able to repair this thing myself or replace parts on it. Plus it seems pretty sturdily constructed in the first place. The keyboard's very crisp by laptop standards and is backlit (which is thoroughly unremarkable, but my previous laptop wasn't, because I lived in the stone age), the trackpad's nice, the screen is annoyingly glossy, though it is high resolution with a large color gamut. Hopefully they release a matte screen at some point. And being able to choose where the ports are on it is a bit of a godsend to deal with cable mess.

Thoughts on this thing?


Also framework's planning to make some sort of marketplace to buy/sell secondhand parts, so you can buy used parts or sell parts to users once you're done with them to recoup some of their cost.

They're also trying to cultivate a market of third-party manufacturers to make parts and modules etc. and they're releasing the specs of their designs accordingly. Maybe it will make the laptop more flexible and less prone to vendor lock-in.

Also they said in the forums they had plans to support coreboot, which is cool.


Awesome, now give it ethernet, physical trackpad buttons and a cheap version with a 6th gen i5 or something lol


I'm interested, but like >>14638 says, I'm waiting for an AMD version
Wait it has no ethernet? lmao

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We need to go back

I liked google glasses

I mean without capitalism and advertising, it'd be great to have a cortana and camera on you without even touching anything
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This might interest you anon - linux VR headset with AR integration.


>Source: strapped a $200 display to my face and fucked up the focus of one of my eyes for a while, on an intermittent and recurring basis

what the fuck lmao, that's some tony stark shit
how and why did you do it?


>low power scanline laser projector.
what is that thing exactly? how small are these things exactly that you don't even need glasses for and a noseclip is enough

i want to fuck the cyber pussy

i don't have a VR, have you tried it anon?


This will be ideal for working while sitting in an airliner. It's also got eye tracking to replace a mouse, so only keyboard is required. Does the hardware have backdoors like IME? I can't find anything about the i7-1265U and security.


No I'm too poor lol

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I knew all that data going around was getting sold to many companies but I didn't know it was this easy to acquire it.


>Phone companies were caught selling their customers' real-time location data, and it reportedly ended up in the hands of bounty hunters and stalkers.
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jesus


Technological panopticon


I think Americans are more screwed than the rest in this matter but it's only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches up.

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So cool that finally Apple supports our right to repair.


You have to pay for the equipment, so no, literally nothing has changed


Do you own the equipment at that stage? Can you use it to (legally) perform services to customers?


>sees >>14905 on the first page
>makes a new Apple thread anyway
Can we have an Apple general already?


no you need to send it back, if you want to fix apple crap you can get chinese tools to bypass their drm


you need to go back, metafaggot

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>Watched a Tesla catch on fire this morning. As soon as it started smoking the electrical system locked trapping the guy inside. Luckily construction workers broke the window so he could escape. Neat feature

Fanboys in the replies desperately doing damage control.
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The system locked the guy inside when the thing went up in flames ?
Either that was extremely shoddy engineering or it was an assassination attempt.
Does anybody know anything about the guy who almost got roasted, is that guy doing anything that made him enemies ?
Cars usually have unlock-levers that mechanically override door-locks that make it almost impossible to get trapped inside the car, is Tesla lacking such a basic safety feature ?


reminder: the number of recalls tesla did last year was roughly equal to half the number of cars they sold that year


> Either that was extremely shoddy engineering or it was an assassination attempt.
It's so they can't write a bad review about it


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Anyone watched this? I just did, and it's honestly depressing.

It explains how Richard Stallman started GNU/FSF/GPL out of his desire to transform society, and how GNU's kernel was encountering technical difficulties, so people swapped it out for a kernel called Linux developed by some Finnish guy, and redistributing the resulting OS as "Linux". So people, not knowing about GNU's existence, marvelled at how the kernel already had such a fleshed-out suite of application software to come with it, because they weren't made aware that it only existed because the GNU project had been intentionally constructing a cohesive operating system for a decade prior. Richard Stallman explains in an interview that the OS is basically GNU, and should not be called "Linux". The interviewers then ask Linus about Stallman's concerns, and he just laughs them off and calls them ridiculous.

The film then goes on to interview the group of people who coined the term "Open Source", and they just blatantly explain that up to that point, everyone had just called it "Free Software", which is what Stallman called it ("Free" meaning "Freedom" for the users). This group of people wanted to sell the idea to Silicon Valley executives for boatloads of cash, after discovering the resulting software was faster and cheaper than the proprietary alternatives, and they couldn't do that without renaming it because "Free Software" sounds like you can't make money off of it, so they coined "Open Source" specifically to be appealing to executives. After this it's a montage of them shilling "Open Source" everywhere, and increasing corporate involvement.

It then shows the first Linux conference, and Linus goes onstage to give a keynote, and then Stallman goes onstage and the FSF is given the "Linus Torvalds award" for their contributions, and he's like "why are you giving me an award named after Torvalds, I started this shit", and starts denouncing everyone for hijacking the movement, and trying to remind everyone of the original social goals and message of the movement, and the people onstage start laughing awkwardly, and as he goes on, this goofy clarinet music starts playing, and people start getting up out of their seats and leaving, and the cameraman pans away from him and towards Linus playing with his children, as though losing interest. The film is clearly trying to make the audience feel as though Stallman is a loon getting up to wacky antics instead of someone with Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


I and many friends and acquaintances along with myself, feel like Stallman has been increasingly vindicated over the last several years while the "open source" movement has been increasingly discredited. Although we have hit some bumps in the road, the struggle for freedom has evolved.


Every time I play through a Wesnoth campaign and see Raymond in the credits, I just think about how he must seethe that basically everyone who actually still plays Wesnoth considers it to be libre–not open source–software.

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