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Just want to earn my paycheck to feed myself from something that will work for at least 4+ years and be durable in a chaotic home environment.

I heard stuff about how the new ryzen laptops are crazy good worth of money for the consumer. Don't know much about cpus wars.

Only want to be able to do my work fast on it without lagging under heavy load.

Will be using many many browser tabs, excel sheets, word documents, and pdf softwares. No games or anything. Just work.

What durable laptops would you suggest for these purposes in the $300-500 dollar range. I just want to fully utilize my purchasing power while buying this laptop because i'm kinda loaning the money from somebody else ;-;
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Good luck, keep us posted on what happens


>Will this Acer survive for 4+ years?
>Graphics Chipset BrandAMD
Avoid laptops with AMD or NVidia discrete gpus, those laptop gpus have high failure rates, often double digit percentages, unlike Intel igpus which have &lt0.1% failure rate. MAYBE the Radeon Vega igpus from AMD will be fine, but they haven't been out long enough to determine their durability. Find out what the specific GPU model is.
>Resolution HD (1366 X 768) Pixels
Too small resolution for my taste, wouldn't settle for less than 900 pixel height. See if you can find 1400x900, 1600x900, 1920x1080, etc. If the screen is glossy (which it usually is nowadays) instead of matte, you might want to also buy an laptop screen anti-glare filter.
>Hard Disk DescriptionMechanical Hard Drive
Are you unable to find one with an SSD?
>Processor BrandAMD
>Processor TypeCore i3 3220
Specs look like they're completely riddled with mistakes, find out what the actual processor is. This looks like a scam. Also I would try to make sure it's a fanless laptop.

>Will be using many many browser tabs, excel sheets, word documents, and pdf softwares. No games or anything. Just work.

You can't make money off excel/word, this isn't 1993. Expert knowledge in html, css, php, laravel, mysql, js, bootstrap, node.js, react, jquery, angularjs, vuejs, json and mongodb are the minimum requirements today (you can probably get by with just the first 7), which would take months to learn. Throw in some knowledge of http, apache, nginx, dom, xml, csv, and maybe python, django, beautifulsoup for good measure.

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A cheap used Thinkpad. That's all anyone needs.


For the usual office work or even programming many laptops could work.
Get decent processors and enough RAM, and that should be fine, and there's isn't a requirement for the most LEET gaming GPUs.

If the operating system matters, then one with that already preinstalled could be considered. Most should have that anyways.
But libre software is good to have installed.


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Can you believe AMD beat Intel even on laptops?

>Will be using many many browser tabs, excel sheets, word documents, and pdf softwares. No games or anything. Just work.

Though honestly you should just get an old thinkpad if you're going to do only this much. They're durable, alright.

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For symbol names and documentation, avoid introducing new usage of 'master / slave' (or 'slave' independent of 'master') and 'blacklist / whitelist'. Recommended replacements for 'master / slave' are:
'{primary,main} / {secondary,replica,subordinate}'
'{initiator,requester} / {target,responder}'
'{controller,host} / {device,worker,proxy}'
'leader / follower'
'director / performer'

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are from a security perspective better


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sure thing Red Hat Inc. employee


Conceivably the glows could sneak in hidden backdoors that cannot be discerned without considerable difficulty.
That won't be stopped by using hipster operating systems though. Linux is far more audited than those have been.


Yep, this is the same issue with people using supposedly more private forks of Firefox. They end up using a much less secure web browser that also makes them much more fingerprintable.


Linux, the kernel is audited to hell and back. But there are many more components to operating systems than just that, and each of them adds additional surface area to an attack. The big example to call out for this is of course SystemD, which took over many functions other more decentralized manageable components did. Since it came from Fedora, a forprofit entity, it also is a reasonable source to distrust the main distros which all use it.
Being able to work with several obscurer OSses would add a lot of security to whatever you're doing, since having a more varied OS ecosystem will give more hurdles to any would-be attacker. This makes things like OpenBSD, Qubes-Whonix or even Gentoo very useful in allowing at least some to keep their safety guaranteed.
Similarly with Firefox, it added many more components to itself in recent years that all form additional potential entry points into the system. If the fork in question is a more stripped down version of it (which is often the case) and still takes the main security updates that are added as they are found (which is always the case), they end up being safer against attack. Your point regarding fingerprinting still stands though, but it there are many vague sidechannels that can compromise your browserprints with relative ease.

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Boomer family left me hundreds of blank floppies. (You know how Boomers love to collect things they don't use, which invariably become obsolete and become e-waste; they left thousands of blank CDs, DVDs, a zip-drive and about 6 old laptops and a few ancient desktops too. Because they refused to give anything away when they upgraded their stuff.)

Any ideas for what I can do with the floppies?


if there something importing on it you can try to back them up or try to smelt them, or glue them together to form cube or pencil holder or what ever post pics of what you made


If they still work and you don't want them sell em on eBay or gumtree or whatever

Retro enthusiasts still use that shit


You could use them to backup anything important you want to last.


Those are not good for backup, and the typical storage amount isn't much for today's applications anyways.
>CDs, DVDs
These could be decent media for backup, but it depends. Sometimes the data layer can be degraded, if it isn't stored properly or utilizing materials that last long.


If there are any rare, important programs on it, and they aren't already on the Archive, upload them.

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About to start learning Rust. What am I in for?
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>Secondly, they call themselves "Open"AI but they're very much not open at all
This is an example of when "open" is worse than libre


Ill gather some resorces and make one. It might be best suited to /edu/ though.


Static linking only.


hormone therapy


Gateway drug to Haskell

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Anyone know of a reliable way to get a fake phone number for when social media accounts force it upon you?
I keep trying those 'receive SMS' websites but all the numbers are already used by the time I get to them.

Also, you don't need to remind me how they all spy on you, I know, I just need this to conduct business directly with clients, nothing more.
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you don't have to have a phone number, just email them twice that your phone number doesn't work and they'll unlock your account


Have you been locked? Are you a furry artist or something?


Twitter will just randomly lock your account at times.


OP if you try this out report back about it working or not please

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Replacing registration on major, datamining, media hosting sites [b]with secure, sleek, easy RSS set-up[/b] Bunker/tech/ alpha draft

RSS SETUP (tor + QuiteRSS)
>Install: quiterss and tor
>Stylize: Options->Fonts and Colors->Colors: stylize to your own liking
>Secure QuiteRSS: Tools->Options->Browser-> untick "embedded browser" and leave the "external browser" empty, under 'Content' untick everything
>Torify: Tools->Opt.->Network Connections: SOCKS5, proxy server: localhost, port: 9050
>Go to desired Youtube channel page (or visit it via https://invidious.snopyta.org , which may be taken down soon)
>Right-click and pick View Page Source (or for invidious copy the unique channel ID which is already copy-pastable from the URL; it's the last string of text after "/channel/")
>For Youtube, when at the View Page Source page, ctrl+f "/channel/" and pick the unique channel ID
>Insert the unique channel ID (which looks like 'aAi1SEieasu124dSdsa45Ddas') into the end of the following RSS-ready link:
For Soundcloud see bottom of this post
>Paste the completed channel link into your RSS reader.

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same question, just want to know if someone managed to fix the broken bunkerchan rss feeds


The connections themselves are only as secure as your connection setup. It's your job to use a vpn or set up tor for all your traffic, if you feel the need to do something like that for youtube feeds and streams. Since this only handles feeds, and watching or downloading the streams themselves is done with another program, presumably you already have your preferred security measures set up for that other program, so route this one through the same setup. For adding extra fluff to the request headers to hide in the crowd you can use GetFeed.get_headers. The default request looks like this:

GET /feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=… HTTP/1.1
Host: www.youtube.com
User-Agent: …
Accept-Encoding: gzip
Connection: close

and the equivalent for invidio instances.


Bongino is in the process of moving to Rumble (.com) because YT's SJW tendancies are disheartening, and eventually will necessitate the move.

But Rumble's /c/&ltuser> page is, no surprise, nothing like YT's channel feed.
And I can't code my way out of a box. Any chance of QuiteRSS updating to interpret Rumble's feeds?


Hmm. There's this
http createfeed.fivefilters.org/index.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Frumble.com%2Fc%2FBongino&in_id_or_class=video-item–a&max=5&order=document

But it can't, for example, tell what the video is called, nor will it play/show pictures internal to Qrss but choosing the &ltno title> to be opened externally brings up the latest video.
Doesn't at this time show any of the other videos in the channel though; not with those settings.

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It's a trick designed to fool the uneducated.



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Let's have a general for discussion about the most based OS there ever was.
What builds are you using? Use flags? Are you on a Stacking or tiling windows manager?
Lay it all down. Talk about optimization and help out more, less experienced, gentoo users.
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It wasn't intended to be a rhetorical question. Why might someone do Gentoo over Linux From Scratch?


Linux from scratch is the dumbest most boring thing one could do. It's litterally a gentoo installation where instead of using portage you go to the page of all the various components and projects and manually download them and compile them.
Maybe it made sense before gentoo was a thing but I really don't see the point now, you learn nothing over a stage 3 installation


Gentoo actually has some uses, it can be an excellent base for a specialized distro:

LFS on the other hand is just a hobby project whose only goal is building the system to learn about linux, and not actually using it. It's like a school project.


LFS is actually unmaintainable as a computer that you would actually use because just keeping the packages up to date would take all of your free time to download, compile and debug. LFS is something you do out of curiosity in a VM, and then wipe the VM image afterwards. It doesn't exist to create a thing that serves a useful purpose.


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i broke my headphone wire extender
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Muh Pratchett anon!
Big reason i love his works is the way he slips in these things in such an easily digestible and humerous way. He's an often under-looked leftist influence for children.


that's just the "poor people buy twice" saying.

Don't get me wrong, I think he's great and I've read nearly all of the discworld novels, but I don't think he was a leftist.


He was maybe a Dem Succ at best, more like Succ Dem which is pretty standard for socially progressive people of his generation in the UK


please recommend me a over the ear headphone that will be durable strong. i'm not an audipphile. i just want to be not able to hear the outside world while wearing it.

converting my country's currency to dollars
my money to spend on a headphone is 10-15 dollars


Buy a nice pair of shure or etymotic headphones with detachable cables and then just replace the cables.

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I wanted to know if this tablet was good, and i didnt know where to ask. https://consumer.huawei.com/en/tablets/matepad-pro-5g/
I just want something to read theory on comfortably while also having a good screen to watch movies and stuff on.


Specs look quite good and once you get past the dirt cheap tier Chinese engineering is very solid and tends to get you a lot of bang for your buck


I watched one video and there was a lot of shit being flung at it, i wasnt sure if it was just apple-tards being apple-tards or what.

Thanks for answering my guy

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