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 No.11144

Why are 90% of the threads here dedicated to programming? Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s with most of the actual development in computer tech being in processing power and multipurpose functions but computers like that are use by the government for research in medical shit, heavy machinery(rockets, military and exploration tech, nuclear equipment etc that kinda shit) and particle physics than whatever the fuck most people on here are posting about. What's the appeal in the never ending barrage of different languages and shitty undergrad textbooks?

 No.11146

>>11144
because most people here are programmers anon. We have a few meche/electrical guys too but they don't seem to post as much.

We even have a few biologists, physicists and other scientists on here.

 No.11150

go build a power plant if you think it's so easy

 No.11151

>>11150
Anon most power plants just boil water so steam makes a copper wire between magnets move allowing electrons to flow to connected gadgets, fucking children make this shit

 No.11152

>>11144
>Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s
lol all the advances in processing power would be greatly diminished in effect if we still had to use punch cards to program

 No.11154

>>11144
>Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s
nice meme

 No.11157

>>11144
>Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s
https://youtu.be/_n5E7feJHw0
This is the type of person calling you an undialectical pseud on /leftypol/

 No.11158

>>11157
I think the most improvement came with the language of assembly language, everything after that was just a simpler version of assembly

 No.11523

>>11158
>everything after that was just a simpler version of assembly
uygha do you even code?

 No.11535

Because programming is how you control a computer.
What a stupid question.

 No.11555

>>11535
>Why are 90% of the threads here dedicated to programming?
I wish, 90% of /tech/ threads have a customer's POV. There's very little seizing of the means of software production.

 No.11559

>>11555
Programmer and engineers in general have a really hard time taking into account how will a normal human will use whatever they're designing.
That's why open source project generally have such awful UX and UI, uncheck engineers and programmers only make things worse for normal people.

 No.11562

>>11559
Programmers and engineers are normal human beings.

 No.11563

>>11559
maybe there needs to be more open source ux people then

 No.11564

>>11562
There's still a valid point; the person who creates something usually thinks it's more intuitive than it really is, especially if they have in-depth knowledge of its workings.

 No.11566

>Why are 90% of the threads here dedicated to programming?
Literally all other tech imageboards complain about the opposite lol

 No.11568

>>11563
Yeah, the biggest issue with libre software development is that is a culture that only exists among programmers, we don't just need libre ux designers but libre everything else.

 No.11569

>>11568
yes like open hardware

 No.11573

>shitty undergrad textbooks
If they weren't important self-taught coders wouldn't make spaghetti code with the same fucking mistakes all the time.

 No.11575

Since 90% of us are programmers, what have you been up to lately? Any projects the rest of us can contribute to?

 No.11576

>>11575
work :(

 No.11604

>>11575
Parcimonie-like[1] RSS feeder. Which means each feed is fetched at a random interval through a throwaway Tor circuit, the goal is defense against profiling you on the basis of your feed selection. Its requests have the exact same fingerprint as Tor Browser at the safest security level. Also supports custom plugins so that you can convert whatever page you want into a RSS feed in case the page doesn't provide its own feed.

(But you still need a separate RSS client to view the fetched feeds locally, like newsboat[2] for example.)

[1] https://github.com/EtiennePerot/parcimonie.sh/blob/master/parcimonie-original-design.md
[2] https://newsboat.org/


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