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Some breakthroughs have led me to finally and definitively abandon microshit's spyware.
I had been staying on wangblows for the audio software but had no idea Linux production had come so far.

My DAW [Renoise] has a fucking excellent native linux version that exceeds WIndows performance in some cases. Grabbing audio to feed into its sampler is easier than ever with youtube-dl and ffmpeg.
yabridge lets you convert Windows VSTs to run through Wine, the ones I've tried have worked seamlessly albeit with a little overhead.
Takes a tiny bit of elbow grease to get it optimized enough for serious use, but it's pretty simple once you get past initial setup and it even supports VST3.

Feels pretty good to be making music on a system I have so much control over, it's actually given me a lot of inspiration to work on new material.
Are you a composer or producer who runs Linux? What's your workflow/software?
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How do you learn how to use a daw? I suck balls at it.


read the manual


>nooooo proletarian and lumpen music le baddddd


im not talking about hip hop, im talking about a specific booj white boy imitation of trap music using youtube tutorials by smug idiots


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>no gnu/linux binary
literally the only reason i haven't switched

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Wikipedia looks like shit now. The lack of borders makes the page harder to navigate and the floaty sidebar looks janky and irritating in my peripheral vision.
You can still use the old skin though by appending '?useskin=vector' to the url, most conveniently by writing a rule in any redirector addon.

>Wikipedia articles will now have a maximum line width. Research has shown that limiting the width of longform text leads to a more comfortable reading experience, and better retention of the content itself.

This is just terrible web design.

ITT discuss the new wikipedia layout and website skinning in general
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What I want to know, is why doesn't the mobile version of Wikipedia show the "categories" list at the bottom of the desktop version of wikipedia




which you'd have to click EVERY FUCKING TIME you load a page in this horrifically off-centred and space-wasting layout


i don't like this because it broke wikiless (wikipedia mirror)

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>try to download some series I came upon that looks cool
>grab the magnet link
>click on qbittorrent, specifically set to never ask for updates so that windows won't recognize anything
>pop up: windows has blocked the execution of malicious software
>even the qbittorrent icon disappears in an instant from my desktop after clicking ok
Linuxsigmas… I kneel


that's weird, I have a fresh windows 11 install and I can run qbittorent fine lol


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> Join fbi.gov for community trying to opensource a clone of a popular game engine
> Look at game engine
< MIT License
> Leave

Is the entire gamedev community cucked? Nearly impossible finding a recent github project without some 'permissive' but non-copyleft license. Why would anyone as a reaction try to clone a game they feel should belong to the community while giving other usurpers the chance to turn it into a botched IP?
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That you see a bigger problem with the MIT license than with using fbi.gov tells a lot on yourself.


If you license it as GPL, the only people that are gonna be making games with it are gonna be making hobby shit like SuperTuxKart




The only people that are going to be working on it in the first place are fans of the game. There is no incentive for the original copyright holder to contribute code for a planned rerelease, when they can just hire a studio like bluepoint to reverse engineer their game, letting them keep it closed source to begin with. Regardless, game assets are also not freed or open sourced from their proprietary license by reverse engineering the game code. The rights still belong to the original copyright holder, most likely the publisher. This means that only they can share or sell a complete copy of the game, no one else. So they can take the community's hard work for free, and enhance and port it to modern systems closed source all over again. Even worse is if the community already did some of these updates. Now the community is back to square one with none of the benefits, let alone profits. You couldn't be a bigger cuck doing this if you tried.


And in case it's not clear, GPL prevents all this.

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I accidentally deleted my whole vault home dir because I'm stupid, with all my important passwords, keys, etc.

I was looking for ways to fix it and found out that with qubes by default keeps snapshots from the last shutdowns of each vm, at least for the private partition. I just reverted and it was fine. The end.
This is just a PSA i guess. I never knew qubes was good for keeping your data safe from yourself even. Try it if you haven't used it


dayum what a qt

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>Alexa has been around for 10 years and has been a trailblazing voice assistant that was copied quite a bit by Google and Apple. Alexa never managed to create an ongoing revenue stream, though, so Alexa doesn't really make any money. The Alexa division is part of the "Worldwide Digital" group along with Amazon Prime video, and Business Insider says that division lost $3 billion in just the first quarter of 2022, with "the vast majority" of the losses blamed on Alexa. That is apparently double the losses of any other division, and the report says the hardware team is on pace to lose $10 billion this year. It sounds like Amazon is tired of burning through all that cash.

>We have to wonder: Is time running out for Big Tech voice assistants? Everyone seems to be struggling with them. Google expressed basically identical problems with the Google Assistant business model last month. There's an inability to monetize the simple voice commands most consumers actually want to make, and all of Google's attempts to monetize assistants with display ads and company partnerships haven't worked. With the product sucking up server time and being a big money loser, Google responded just like Amazon by cutting resources to the division.

All the questions people ask are about the weather or to play music. No one buys shit on alexa which is what they hoped for. Millions of dollars burnt for nothing creating a solution to a problem no one had.
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Eeh. I want good capabilities out of the box when only running offline mode. The talk on r/mycroft r/homeassistant is rather negative. Their Mark II uses a different software and the user-written tools for the older model (which they aren't selling anymore) are incompatible with the new one. Maybe in two months the situation will be much better, but for this Christmas season they screwed themselves in my impression.


Hubris, and to be fair, many big tech experiments have worked. But yeah, the idea that people will just buy the first product recommended by their digital spyware assistant with no investigation is pretty whack.


>>17803 (NTC)
On one hand, I want to support Mycroft, on the other I don't want their shitty… lets be nice and call them prototypes.

Should I just donate a hundred?


Heh, found this picroft mod on the subreddit

Any other cool projects you've seen? something more original than a magic mirror, please


<Since starting here in early 2020 I’ve had to make some of the toughest decisions I’ve ever faced, and none more so than at the end of last year. At the end of November, just after the Mark II entered production, I was faced with the reality that I had to lay off most of the Mycroft staff. At present, our staff is two developers, one customer service agent and one attorney.
Well shit.


Why do physicists use Python so much and prefer it to most other languages? Is there something special about Python in physics/biology/science in general that makes it better for scientists?
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It's cause of libraries like numpy pandas and scipy which are implemented in C that let you process humongous amount of data and do simulations quickly even in a scripting language


I agree OP. These heathens should be using Common Lisp and emacs because that's what reddit and lainchan use, or Julia because Paul Cockshott uses it. If Paul Cockshott uses Julia, that means Julia is communist, and that would mean real communists would use Julia. How dare she use a language for its shorter learning curve and massive library ecosystem.


bro it was just a question chill 💀


python is for noobs and its good for processing data
i like python btw


look at this dude lmao


Hactivist and cyber security researcher finds exposed servers containing the No Fly list


Also why do so many facilities with sensitive documents seem to never configure their shit properly? Why do they keep getting trusted with said documents? Especially schools and hospitals.
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If it's a block quote, who said "quotes around the word hacker" and "maia arson crimew"? Fucking hypocritical retard.


she isnt gonna fuck you bro


>who said "quotes around the word hacker" and "maia arson crimew"?
And Maia is the author of article and hacker in question, so…



As someone from the fediverse I find her so fucking annoying.

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