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Sup guys, looking to move my normie friend gaming group from the garbage that is discord to a mumble+matrix/riot (with some fileshare on top mb) hosted on a VPS. Does anyone have tips, insights, and good cheap VPS provider recommendations to give ?
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any specific reason ? did you use it yourself ?
free bandwith (in reasonable limit) and 5€/month seem ok but standard


so depend on your budget, location (EU/NA/MENA…)
i will recommend you online(scaleway) the price vary from 8 - 12 euro a month for a VPS but they have a quick and good support no limit in bandwidth + root access . Note : they are installation fees depend in the options you take

Or you can build your own and self host you can try getting a cheap Optiplex or those Lenovo Think center mini they are low power or even a raspberry pi
4 with active cooling, i have a raspberry pi that i use as a NAS+adblocker and other small automation service in my rack with my other network.
if your IPS give a static IP you can use a freedomain service.


europe and 5-10 bucks a month top as budget
I should be tech literate enough to install my shit myself if I have root access
I'd self host if my home connection wasnt so shit, but it would prolly be an awful experience for the others, although I do have a raspberry I use as a retro gaming platform, so I could mb give it a shot. Mumble might work, but I'm afraid it will fuck with my connection if we use it as a fileshare. And my ISP give dynamic IP, pretty sure I'd have to pay extra to get static.


for VOIP you don't need a high bandwidth just a stable one that will be enough for 20+ clients with a stable bitrate.
and yes ISP are shit

well as i said you can try scaleway this should be enough for mumble + file sharing
careful they got installation fees


also OVH is also a option

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You don't remember how Microsoft fell in the 90s after being deemed "too big to fail"? They never got to that point again.


1) Microsoft is still bloated and is still on their campaign of eating up others.
2) Breaking up these bloated monstrosities from time to time is done to extend the lifespan of the system. "Too big to fail" means catastrophe when they do fail, it threatens to bring down the whole system with it. It's not a coincidence that idealistic neoliberals like Elizabeth Warren and Margrethe Vestager (Competition Commissioner of EU) are the faces of regulatory measures.
3) The dream of small entrepreuners is a libertarian fantasy. Not even their heroes believe in it. If you talk to start-ups they almost always say their ultimate goal is being bought by FAANG.


>Microsoft is still bloated

>and is still on their campaign of eating up others.

With not much success, if any.

I'm not sure what point #3 has to do with anything I've said.


They have the biggest OS share and have long been creeping into other markets under other brands.
>With not much success, if any.
Github comes to mind. There are other not so small fish.

But all that is not really important, because even if Microsoft "fell" and is now irrelevant, it was replaced by FAANG. The principle has stayed the same. If anything, big tech has only become bigger.

>I'm not sure what point #3 has to do with anything I've said.

The 3rd point is concerning the fact we will not go back to small tech and big tech is here to stay.

And what is your response to the 2nd point?


>They have the biggest OS share
That's Android (Google).

>Github comes to mind.

I'll give you that. It's a good thing alternatives came up after the sell.

>And what is your response to the 2nd point?

I don't disagree with it, that's why I didn't mention it.


This based sheep-fucker hacker built his own Cruise Missile.

Honourary /ourguy/?

What other /tech/guys are you like, anons?
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Hows it not easier in 2020.


Remember, the Oklahoma bombings was possible and now it's nearly impossible to do the same état today.


… anon terrorist attacks happen multiple times a year in most of our countries. the ATF obviously aint shit.

OKlahoma bombings would absolutely be achieved today. Brevik did something similar, there is no reason couldnt do same again in US either theortically. Why do you think otherwise/


You can't simply buy fertilizer and chemicals as a farmer normally anymore. Stealing mining blasting caps is pretty easy still though so I give you that.
You need to be deeply interconnected with the criminal underworld and import explosives abroad.
The ATF had in fact made it harder to do the same as the Oklahoma bombings.


that's just a V1


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US Supreme Court rules in favor of Google in largest-ever programming copyright case


SCOTUS has ruled that tech giant Google did not violate copyright law by reusing some 11,330 lines of code and other elements of fellow Big Tech player Oracle’s Java platform to build its wildly popular Android OS.

The $8 billion copyright case against Google landed heavily in the tech giant’s favor on Monday, with six judges finding in favor of the company and just two dissenting in support of Oracle.

Google had argued its reuse of the code in question was in line with “long-settled, common practice[s] in the industry,” insisting there is no copyright protection governing “purely functional, noncreative computer code” of the sort it lifted from Oracle to build Android in 2007.


so are APIs copyrightable now or not?

Sounds like google won?


>>Supreme Court justices seem poised to allow copyrights on APIs.
afaik its just how they operate, as their judgements are the highest authority, they try to narrow it down as much as possible. But that means any use/duplication of API will be recognized as "fair use", even if it did end up being copyrighted (which they didnt take a stance on)


Seems like we're safe for now, Lucifer.


>so are APIs copyrightable now or not?
>In 2014, a federal appeals court ruled that the APIs could be subject to copyright in a controversial decision overturning a ruling by Judge William Alsup. (The Supreme Court declined to hear Google’s appeal the following year, letting the appellate ruling stand.) But that decision left open the question of whether Google’s implementation had violated the Java copyright, and Google launched a second phase of the case arguing that the Android APIs constituted fair use. In 2018, the same appellate court ruled that Google’s implementation was not fair use, putting the company at risk of up to $8.8 billion in damages. Today’s decision overturns that ruling, allowing Google to continue its use of the Android code without threat of a copyright claim.

>Notably, then-President Trump’s solicitor general had formally petitioned the Supreme Court to leave the appellate ruling in place, effectively siding with Oracle in the fight.

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I mean you can install Void and update the packages once a year or whenever you want. It's better than installing fucking Debian Stable where literally everything is outdated and meant for server use, plus makes you deal with Poetteringware.


If you don't update, it's going to be outdated, yes. I don't think that's OP's concern lol. The point of Debian Stable is that it's meant to be outdated, meaning the frozen packages are thoroughly tested to ensure their long-term quality, and updates are provided only when strictly necessary, which is very rarely.
An arbitrary user-side freeze of a rolling-release is the complete opposite of that.


Debian Stable is outdated out of the box.


Youre recommending a distro MEANT FOR SERVER USE. Like the other anon says its going to be severely lacking and you shouldnt use it unless you're on hardware from the early 2000s or youre a tech illiterate boomer who only uses the web browser and absolutely nothing else

Whatever OPs complaining about strikes me more as something you see more often on corporate or open source normie software rather than niche libre autism


Did I stutter?

>Youre recommending a distro MEANT FOR SERVER USE.
Meant by whom? Not by Debian project, nor by people who use it on their personal computers. I don't think even red text will help you here.

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I am amazed that more people are not talking about Section 230 here.

What is section 230?


>At its core, Section 230(c)(1) provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an "interactive computer service" who publish information provided by third-party users:

>No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.
>The statute in Section 230(c)(2) further provides "Good Samaritan" protection from civil liability for operators of interactive computer services in the removal or moderation of third-party material they deem obscene or offensive, even of constitutionally protected speech, as long as it is done in good faith.

There has been a consorted effort by the united states government to destroy section 230 in the last 4 years. Destroying section 230 would turn the internet into the hellscape everyone claimed it would become (and to a part has) with the destruction of net neutrality.
This thread will be, from hence forth, for discussion of section 230 and happenings surrounding it.


Both Trump and Biden want to repeal 230, fyi.
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>Missing the point to be a pedantic faggot.

Do you have anything productive to say or are you going to continue to glow in the dark?


You're the one missing the point, I'm only calling you out for talking like a faggot. :)


>We need decentralized anonymous forums like NNTPchan.
Technical solutions are good and necessary but we also need to find a way to deal with the new inquisition(s) that if forming. They are not going manage to close off the internet no matter what they do, it is impossible to stop people from building new information transmission systems from scratch if need be. The General intellect can not be privatized. But we could fall into a info dark age for decades until new resilient information channels can re-assert them self in a way that society at large can access them. We need to self criticize. The open internet is being threatened not only because of capitalism, but also the failure to make good information dominant. The signal to noise ratio is really bad. The internet is a unreliable information source even for researching technical subjects where truth and falsehoods are unambiguous. Figuring out how to deal with the ideological sabotage of capitalism via intentional disinformation flooding, is on another level entirely. Every faction of capital or special interest is funding (dis)information production that distorts frameworks for referencing information, which is far more destructive than mere factual lies.




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>d-don't say I talk like a retard or you're a glowie nigger ;_;
Thanks for contributing to terms becoming meaningless, faggot.

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AMD Zen 3 Launch
Who else here more interested in this than burgerstahn electoral politics?
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Reminder that Marx encouraged consumerism and was only against capitalism putting a brake on letting people fulfill their desires.


Marx died before consumerism existed.


>Gen 2 Ryzen kicks Gen 1 Ryzen's ass. Is yours AF? If not, consider getting a cheap used one. You'll get better performance for less energy use.
1600AF is only like 5-10% faster at best and has the same TDP as 1600.


Nevermind then.

Also I'd use cpubenchmark.net next time, the owner of the website you posted has a bias against AMD he doesn't even bother hiding so I'm not sure how reliable their results are.


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You just lost it too.

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Should I stick with green or amber?


allebei lelijk oetz


green imo


amber looks cool and the warm color is better for the eye, blue light is bad for your eyes.


Amber is the obviously superior choice. It's much easier on the eyes. It's almost like it's making love to me.


Ok, so, if this answers your question.
Fallout New Vegas -> default amber theme.
Fallout 3 -> default Green Theme.
Fallout New Vegas >>> Fallout 3.
Which means.
Amber theme >>> Green Theme


Is there any way to play Steam games without installing Steam itself?
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Why do people use this cancer over actual Wine?


cause shpeed


…Because it works better? Valve took Wine and patched it.

I don't know what answer you expected.


use lutris.
they have some valve applied patch but they also present in wine.
base proton take a shitload time to update, custom proton like egg roll add wine patchs and fix to proton.
there also some game that don't run in proton but does in wine.

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