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 No.16771[Reply]

Lets talk about old computers. I'll start with my belief that disk incompatibility (outside supporting the IBM) really hurt Atari and Commodore, even though the C128 with the 1571 drive can read a number of 5¼" CP/M disks it is the exception even going forward, other then the MSX that was a licenced standard so of course all the manufactures of MSX computers have the same disk standard as that was the point (and the IBM clones naturally copied the IBM Dos disk format).
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 No.17366

>>17365
Code portability is not big of a problem on modern systems. For example you can make the PS3 a workable Linux workstation where the issue is most Linux code not optimized for the PS3 (yet it is not hard to get most Linux code to work on the PS3 architecture).

 No.17456

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It seems the USSR imported MSX computers for its classrooms. Anyone know if they also made a clone of them?

 No.17459

>>17456
You appear to be using non-libre codecs in addition to bad cropping and compression. Let me help.

 No.17460

>>17456
>Anyone know if they also made a clone of them?
I don't know, but they did make several ZX Spectrum clones.

 No.17461

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>>17460
No offence to the Spectrum but the MSX was a more powerful platform despite what Clive Sinclair and Jack Tramiel said about them back in the mid 80s.



 No.17458[Reply]

Who wants to do some infosec crash courses, anon? Where I, or others, help you learn information security for either attack or defence or both.
I would like to gauge interest for this, and would teach even only one person if that all who is interested.

Lesons will be short and hands on, users will be expected to understand how to use tor.


 No.17452[Reply]

 No.17453

This Michael Levin guy is about to hit a breakthrough in cancer research, limb generation, and furries?!



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 No.16902[Reply]

Hello bigbrained and mentally stable comrades. I need some technical and perhaps also moral support.
Due to circumstances I'm probably gonna have to bite the dust and get a google account and use google drive, under my own name or functionally under my own name as the stuff I'll participate in will be perfectly correlatable to my physical identity. How should I go about this to feed the basilisk as little as possible? Register and use via tor, or VPN + hardened browser? Is it possible to get a google account without giving out my phone number? Any general best practice-type aspects to keep in mind? For context, I use tor browser almost exclusively, stay away from social media etc.
>inb4 muh threat model
I don't have one. I'm not a target; I'm a nobody. I'm just permafreaked about the promised and already existing horrors of surveillance capitalism and of the school that we should all take whatever steps we can afford to make it as costly and unproductive as possible. Also see my nametag. If you have a support group please invite me
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 No.16934

>>16928
>>You must integrate with capitalist tech corporation
>glow much?
yes you retard, when an actual glowie starts reading your profile you're immediatly gonna be sus for not having any "normal" traffic
>hurr durr I must hide my amazon purchases and my porn viewing habits

 No.16936

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>>16934
glowie attempts to do a peer pressure, lol
it's normal to avoid the corporate Moloch, it's the only way to be a full human being

And it's indicative of criminal behavior to collect data about people to make profiles about them, that's what predators do when they prepare to attack somebody. Normal people don't do that kind of shit , and it's human to fend off predators like that.

If you have the technical know-how to disable parts or all of their privacy violation stuff, you should do it because that makes you more trustworthy, because it means you are less compromised.

 No.16959

>>16903
>enable IsolateDestAddr and IsolateDestPort for each
This is a wrong way to go about it, it will slow everything down not just for you but the whole Tor network. Even worse, it won't do stream isolation when you would in fact want to, leading to leaks. Example: if app A and app B connect to the same destination then they will both use the same stream. But it makes more sense for different apps to use different streams.

A better way to achieve stream isolation is to connect to your Tor proxy with a SOCKS proxy username and password. For example, instead of using just 'socks5h://127.0.0.1:9050' as a proxy address, use 'socks5h://<name-of-app>:<custom-hash>@127.0.0.1:9050'. Then you can achieve isolation both between different apps and also different "profiles" within the same app, without creating too many circuits.

 No.16960

Did you figure it out op i'd like some google accounts as well

 No.17441

*pill bottle shake sound effect*



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 No.17319[Reply]

I need to do daily bing searches to earn points
I have already automated it a little bit by searching about the select few things,

But I want to go further BEYOND!

how do i that programming magic where i just click one button and the computer automatically runs the searches for me on MSedge?

do i need to make a bat file? i don't know anything
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 No.17333

>>17319
So you're saying you you want to click on an icon and have it do the same search everytime? What are you getting paid to game search traffic or something? Do the search. Bookmark it. Drag the bookmark to the desktop. Easy peazy.

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 No.17341

>>17319
selenium and language of choice are the easiest way to automate browser shit
https://www.selenium.dev/documentation/webdriver/
use an undetected webdriver if bot detection is preventing you, https://github.com/ultrafunkamsterdam/undetected-chromedriver

 No.17342

>>17341
also if you are inundated to programming, python would be the simplest language to use.

 No.17435

>>17342
If you can can grep the data you want out of the html you can download with wget that is a lot easier than wrestling with selenium. A Selenium project is not what I would pick to learn Python or programming.



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 No.16322[Reply]

Talk about why every single site except reddit and fbi.gov has been complete and utterly abandoned.

>Interesting things going on

Browsers are all forcing https by default. On the surface this sounds like a good idea but in reality it's part of a larger plan of control.
Website owners are now at the mercy of the cert authorities. Host something they dont like? you cert gets revoked and now your site wont load on 99% of web browsers.
you have been shutdown.

>What is the dead internet theory?

Dead internet is partly caused by a generational problem, zoomers just want to be where they're friends are. it's understandable, we even did the
same back in the 2000s. everyone was on AIM and myspace. The only difference is those platforms actually did allow free speech back then. now the
internet has become more centralized and a handful of big corps run it all. they are in charge of what gets said on their platforms. not you.

>big techs goal

Big tech is fighting a future war. They know the young are the future. It’s about indoctrination. They are building their vision for the future. A dumbed down controlled population.

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 No.17426

The internet isn't literally "dead", but considering most users willingly bend themselves and their behaviour to algorithms it might as well be

 No.17427

>>17426
Also it doesn’t help that the developers of those algorithms had generations of people that had already grown up on pervasive masscult in other mediums such as TV and cinema and print and radio
Every conceivable petty prejudice and inclination already hammered out for them

 No.17428

>>17427
Yet computer scientists going back to the 1960s saw the goal of search features as actually serving the wanted data from an ocean of data. AT&T Bell Labs during development of Unix would think the idea of a search that injected "recommended" results as completely stupid as why would want the computer to do something you didn't ask it to do. Imagine if databases worked like this, you searched a field and the database pulls up records that has nothing to do with what you just queried based on what you searched days prior.

Yet you have Google's search getting worse due to it throwing in results that has nothing to do with your query and I would think the old school computer scientists would see this as completely unacceptable.

 No.17434

https://theconversation.com/what-is-shadowbanning-how-do-i-know-if-it-has-happened-to-me-and-what-can-i-do-about-it-192735
Fwiw the wooswoos website @ https://www.wsws.org/ is shadowbanned from Google news and content searches and has been for a very long time



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 No.14416[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Last one got full
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 No.16900

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>>16898
>Nowadays it seems to be producing more de-tractors than tractors.

 No.17422

Stallman is an anomaly
He’s heavily involved in STEM stuff, but he doesn’t seem to hold any Hitler Particles as far as current studies have explored

 No.17423

>>17422
why? all the STEM loads I come across are autistic libertarians who seem to get boners if people die from COVID as long as it doesnt touch their sacrosanct liberty.

 No.17424

>>17423
Yeah that’s what I’m saying

 No.17425

>>17422
The Soviets were also heavily involved in "STEM stuff", and they too didn't hold any "Hitler Particles" aside from POWs
>>17423
So you are saying the left needs to attract more "STEM loads" lords? to pull them away from the right ?



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 No.17420[Reply]

Why don't programmers outside of the imperial core unionize? They do the same (and often better) work for peanuts.

 No.17421

>>17420
why doesnt any worker outside the imperial core organize?



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 No.17358[Reply]

How?

I've been out of the loop with all the prosthetics tech, what are all the advancements and features?
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 No.17386

Gonna carry a DIY jammer with myself at all times if this becomes commonplace

 No.17387

>>17385
Twitter, I have no idea. I find mostly everyone there so fucking boring. Tik tok, just download it and start using it. It will learn from what you like. If you make an account you can like things and comment and shit.

 No.17412

>>17385
you just make an account and start browsing and following people you like,

here's a squirrel that tweets leftist agitprop and news
https://twitter.com/zei_squirrel

 No.17413

>>17412
>https://twitter.com/zei_squirrel
Don't bother; they use a block list which casts a very wide net. It's super easy to get caught in it even if you don't follow them.

 No.17414

>>17413
Rarely are people who abuse the twitter thread function really worth following for extended periods of time; they generally tend to be quite full of themselves.



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 No.16021[Reply]

They're desperately trying to come up with any angle for VR that isn't video games. How Meta thinks of VR makes me think about all those tiktok accounts that are like you shouldn't spend ur free time enjoying things, u should be doing Google surveys so that u can afford a lambo.
With all the stuff you can do in VR, the best that Meta's marketing team can come up with is "you can look at really high res images".
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 No.17397

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>>16021
Sorry for the necrobump, I didn't feel like making a newthread
The killer feature for vr goggles is giant virtual monitors, nothing more.
Something you can plug into a laptop via USB (version 3 has enough bandwidth for video signals right ?) so that one cable provides power and video. It needs to have good head tracking so that virtual monitors stay still even during head-movements. It needs to retain peripheral vision.
For eye-strain relieve the optics have to be designed that the eyes don't need to focus for close distance. So that the eye focus muscles can remain in a relaxed state. A nice to have feature is simulating the virtual monitor as a light reflective surface like paper.
Basically it's a huge computer monitor that does not use much space or battery-live while being more ergonomic.

If you realize that this is just a display technology it becomes apparent that chasing after a whole integraded virtual world is pointless. People don't care about virtual-worlds unless it's for entertainment like video games. Nobody is using the technology from video games as an interface for productivity software, even-though that's been possible for over 20 years. Interfaces with 1 dimensional command-line terminals and simple 2 dimensional graphical user interfaces appear to be enough. A file-manager that represented the file system like a mine-craft-world where files are blocks and directories are places in the 3d world , would benefit from spacial memory but 3d file-managers never caught on. Eventho they could have been nice https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=bo3G0xJSqJs (example software from 1999).

Other areas of technology research are advancing e-ink-style screens that can do usable refresh rates with good enough colors. Visual properties are definitely superior to back-illuminated screens, and insanely energy efficient. It's also robust and thin enough to think about haptic feedback. Clicky touchscreens that have similar interactive pleasure as mechanical keyboards could become a thing. That's what people will go for.

The future-vision(tm) from facebook makes sense to corporate control freaks that want to capture all your senses, by strapping a smartphone directly to your face. But the rePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.17401

>>16044
MS became alot better after ballmer left

 No.17402

I'm hoping some programmers could pull together a decentralized metaverse with good privacy protections implimented so I dont have to feel like im constantly being watched and having all my bio data recorded to doxx me.

 No.17403

>>16154
Neocities is still around, in case you miss those.

 No.17405

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>>17397
>If you realize that this is just a display technology it becomes apparent that chasing after a whole integraded virtual world is pointless.
It just makes what Meta's been doing all the more perplexing. They've popularized 'Standalone VR' as a term and at the expense of enthusiasts pushing more productivity-oriented stuff. I remember John Carmack saying his ideal relationship to VR would be indistinguishable from how a child treats an iPad—that is to say, an all-in-one video game machine that you can pick up and watch ads play on for like an hour or two. This infantilization, which continues to inform Meta's approach to development is really odd because we're just not at the point where HMDs are being sold like monitors yet; even though I think we should. There's no standard for booting straight into a VR desktop environment on PC either. That FSV demo is cool as hell, especially when all of the subfolders are opened at once. I've never seen a 3d file manager depicted like that before.



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