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This guy seems pretty based and some kind of ironic unironic crypto leftist?
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go shill your channel somewhere else


>Cites some movie scene where a kid makes a joke as "zoomer no understand computer"
>Diverges into rambling about tomboys crushing watermellons.
Does John Oliver write this guy's scripts?


he's not a leftist lol, in one of his videos he literally complains about le ebil gommunist college professors. however, like many free software anti-botnet types, he often comes to based, quite left-wing conclusions without necessarily realising they're such, so you could call him kinda based.


>however, like many free software anti-botnet types, he often comes to based, quite left-wing conclusions without necessarily realising they're such
That's what I'm saying, man.

>in one of his videos he literally complains about le ebil gommunist college professors

LOL, does he believe in postmodern neo-Marxism? Although judging by the fact that despite criticizing Truth Social he still kinda tried to defend Trump it's not that unlikely.


"Okay, guys, wait. What if Mr. Trump just doesn't know about GPL? I'm sure that if we'll just tell him he'll support GPL and it'll be epic!"
Yes, Outlaw… Just look at the flowers…

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I looked into the old usenet post (1999) that Ratpoison WM cites as how it got its name, and found this gem at the end.


>the writers named him Brozefsky
Proof they were never trying even in the earlier seasons


"ratpoison" makes me think of this song

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Is there any point in adding an external antenna to your laptop besides "aesthetics"?
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Then I should get that if I want to crack my neighbor from five blocks away?


It depends on the range of your neighbors antenna. Probably not.


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You could try doing some hardware modifications. My dad used to do this and could crack passwords from the entire block


sounds like a cool dad. Wish mine was like that…


so based

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Whats the based, cheap, china-sourced version of these cursed things?

Idk how long bluetooth earpods have been around

Has the technology and factory rate of production for these settled down to become cheap and reliable for the average person to buy?
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got edifier 3x for like 35$, they're good


Here's a guy testing a bunch of cheap chink shit bluetooth IEMs.


>iems sound just as good or even better and offer more isolation than either closed or open back headphones, plus theyre easy to carry and a lot cheaper (even the hifi ones)
Overuse causes ear problems. This is well known among doctors / ear specialists.



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uhhhhhh yeah overuse of literally anything can and will cause ear problems, whether you use iems, headphones or speakers, but you will need to compensate less with iems, thats why i mentioned better isolation

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I'm trying to educating myself and my local org on basic digital hygiene, free software, de-spooking, etc.

But, I just don't know this stuff :\

What setups would you suggest or recommend if the goal is to get a small local org up to speed?

We've also budgeted $70 for any old laptops or whatever just so we have something.
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>GNU/Linux for desktop computing (recommend Arch or Linux Mint or whatever, really)
Just choose anything that has mass adoption and frequent security updates. Don't trust any of the bs "tOp TeN bEsT LoOnUx DiStRoS" articles Linux Mint is fine, Debian is good, Fedora is also pretty great (they are particularly good for security). Once you've been using loonux for about a year you realize pretty quickly that they're all the same so you choose the setup that works best for you.


www.privacyguides.org is a good way to start with the basics.


:) thanks


Oh, that's interesting, thank you. Bookmarked.


>why not LUKS for encryption?
tomb is a shell script over LUKS that makes it easier and more convenient for the layperson

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I used to be a brainworm infested 4chan/g / 8chan/tech user as a teen, and got really into ricing linux. After a few years touching grass and not using imageboards, I now know where that term comes from and uhh, is there a better term for that? Decorating, perhaps? Or does it not matter that much?
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i hung out with some genuine ricers once in high school because i was trying to fuck an asian classmate. they hung out at the bubble tea and then raced their riced up civics through town. it was based.

how is it an insult to accuse asians of liking to mod their vehicles and computers for speed and aesthetics? they really are like that, car racing is huge in asian cultures, so is desktop gaming. why not. they're proud of it and should be.

anyone insulted by the term ricer is just going out of their way to be insulted and thats bad for race relations. get offended at shit actually intended to insult or demean not at cool terms like ricer that glorify a respected aspect of many asian cultures.


also they eat a lot of rice and theres no shame in that either. it's just friendly racial banter



How about not wasting your time on r/unixporn? You won't need to use this word.



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Sorry for the blogpost but as someone who is low maintenance I've enjoyed doing small jobs as a programmer rather than working for the big leagues, but an opportunity came up for me to get hired by a megacorporation that pays pretty well. The problem is that I'm pretty much a schizo when it comes to what's known around these places as "botnet" and the idea of having to show my face or even just talk in Zoom meetings or whatever stresses me the fuck out so I don't know if I should suck it up and pretend I'm not mentally ill and probably fail spectacularly, try to find a way to avoid having to engage in their online meetings, or keep being poor, which I don't really mind much. What would you do if you were me?


If you're actually diagnosed with some kind of schizo brain couldn't you try and swing some kind of disability accommodations where you don't have to use cameras and shit?


You can imagine why I don't want to go to a shrink and explain my situation (I'm paranoid as fuck), haha.


Shit, well maybe just try asking them? If you're weighing up not taking the job over such things it might be worth just asking if they can cut such things out for you and still give you the job. I suppose how likely this is to work depends on if they've headhunted you or if you've just seen a job you really want to apply for.
You could also just try playing it off as serious anxiety and preferring to communicate in text, but they're probably going to take your name and picture for ID purposes won't they?


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i'd say you should try to first get the job then talk about your anxiety. an interviewer might deem you unworthy of slaving away for porky if you admit to any kind of weakness right off the bat, you should wait for when the meetings actually start


Work on having an alter ego sort of thing for normie interactions. Try to isolate your work activity from home activity with VPNS or whatever method you choose. You can get away with isolating parts of your life from one another if you're consistent. Keep work interactions, emails, communications as simple and washed down as possible.

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So what the fuck is this
Its a decentralized peertube-like streaming platform. BUT they say they can pay creators in crypto. How? Where is that money coming from without ads? Something doesn't add up
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Odysee is in a lot of trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission right now for providing speculative commodities for user buy-in. This sort of government scrutiny is what's in store for all services attempting to shoehorn crypto into their social media alternatives.


>I think they don't re-encode videos, that saves them a lot of costs compared to other video-sites.
This is actually an option for PeerTube instances but most don't use it.


>shoehorn crypto into their social media alternatives
Not related, but I love how Bitcoin and Bitcoin-clones are called crypto. The word "crypto" has connotations that you can't see everything, ie. that it's a scam.


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Oh god damn it, I just made an account on this and I find out this is a crypto thing.
At least they let ya delete. Via email, but that sounds legally binding.


Made an account a while back, thanks for letting me know I should delete it! It's pretty garbage anyway ngl because really the only people that I'm aware use it tend to be cryptobro types

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Some Big G engineer asshole had a nervous breakdown over a glorified chatbot being seemingly intelligent and got suspended lmfao
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>For a neural network engineer he sure doesn't know how the fuck they work.



Nobody that were exposed to computers thought that especially by the 1970s when the smoke and mirrors of Eliza was used for text adventures.


if "true AI" ever happens they will all look either like coddled trust fund kids in STEM or like indigent wrecks living in virtual slavery, because that's the general trend for what capitalism wants of all living creatures


you make a fine point nonetheless i'm going to act as if it wasn't a rhetorical question and attempt to answer how we can train ai to plan the economy when we feed it erroneous models.

by presenting it with as many models as possible especially erroneous ones. and giving it a testing ground to trial and error all of them. you create a game like sim city and have the ai play a thousand games at once at accelerated time frames so it simulates all models over decades with countless variables millions of times.

then you graduate it to in economies of video games, not for the economic realism of video game models, but for the real and unpredictable human input of player driven economies, either have the ai operating as npcs, or perhaps its a crypto p2e game and the ai is concealed behind thousands of fake users and it has a prominent voting share of multiple competing decentralized autonomous organizations it can use to shape policies in game that keep the economy healthy for as many players as possible. without anyone even knowing it was there. some future videogame

and then graduate it to test its powers on a small town. as a tool used by local government to suggest policy, nobody even needs to know its there. if you can get that to go smoothly graduate it to a city, then a state, then a country.

we can tell that hasn't been tried yet since the economy seems kinda retarded


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Bad models makes nonsensical results even with proper inputs.

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Hello tech! Recently I have been feeling a bit nostalgic as of late and I am looking to build a computer with the best specs I can put in it that will still be reasonable and run windows 98 for nostalgia and classic computer gaming purposes. The only issue I am having trouble with is where, exactly, to start. I was around during this time, but, I was not exactly very tech savvy. I am curious if anyone would have any ideas for how this build should go. What case should I use? Hard drive? Floppy drive? Etc etc.

Would enjoy to get this off the ground. I think it would be a neat project. If you have any advice let me know. Thanks, tech.
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So I guess my best bet is to make a custom computer case that looks similar to it?


You could look at those sold for parts, also XT clones even in working condition tend to be cheaper.


Does Windows 7 on a 10 year old machine count


A 10 year old computer can hold up far better today. A Pentium III or G4 in 2012 was far more limited thus retro feeling even then.


I used a Pentium 4 for 12 years

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