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Languages Comrade 04/06/2017 (Thu) 08:59:43 [Preview] No. 143 [Reply]
What programming languages do you guys use? I'm mostly Python, Java, C#, C++. Used to like functional programming but IMO now that regular OO languages have alot of function features like first class functions its not as big a deal to write code in a pure functional language like lisp or haskell, better to write regular python or something and occasionally write some functional-styled code
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I'm a Python and NetLogo programmer for my research work (I LOVE python). I use Clojure, Java, and Javascript for my wacky personal projects.
I only play with python and batch for doing little programs for making my everyday computing easier but I love python, and sometimes try to have fun with it.
C and Lua.
A lot of Go in the last time, but also come C and Haskell and Java for Android. Would love to use Scheme after reading SICP but haven't found a project fit for it.
I use C# a lot (primary language used in my course) and despite some retarded shit, i like it a lot. I dispise javascript though, and generally any language without strong type systems. It can be usefull for some things, but it really hinders productivity and allows me to make too many mistakes. Strongly typed language with abilities to implicitly override it are the best tbh. C# doesnt really offer that either.

The main gripe with C# is the .net framework and lots of the localisation shit. For example, it interprets commas and points differently in numbers based on your locality, which means the code isnt portable to other machines, which is a gigantic flaw in the design.

Comrade 04/20/2017 (Thu) 14:07:36 [Preview] No. 162 [Reply]
What are some good /tech/ approved podcasts? Specifically does anyone know of anything dealing with state/corporate surveillance techniques, hacker culture, infosec, and the like?

Thanks for your time.
Tom O Brien's Podcast "From Alpha to Omega" is good on youtube, however it isn't very tech related more like regular Marxism. Also covers environment, green stuff, culture, etc. Super interesting. Theres also the "Linux Action Show" which can also be found on youtube. Pretty good, mainly focuses on Linux (obv).

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Comrade 11/06/2016 (Sun) 01:51:34 [Preview] No. 122 [Reply]
any comrades using ricochet?

i'll show you mine if you show me yours
I considered it but i figured id hold off until i get on a more secure os

Comrade 05/05/2016 (Thu) 09:41:29 [Preview] No. 46 [Reply]
How should a leftist aproach to gaming?
What is the best build for a socialist gaming PC and where should a leftist get his games?
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>he thinks free is meant as in free beer
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OpenXcom, Fallout2238, Multi-user dungeons, and Magarena are some others.
Multi-user dungeons do use server side code that is being executed without being able to view the source, but since it doesn't run on your computer, and rather you just receive text output, they can be considered free. Make sure your telnet client isn't proprietary of course, you stupid fucks.
definitely go with free software.
sadly free hardware doesn't really exist in usable form.
arduino and raspi aren't free either; if you search really hard you can find free alternatives (i think there is also an outdated list on FSF site) but that isn't for gaming.
I'm gonna answer to this because why not.

>sadly free hardware doesn't really exist in usable form.
I'm holding my breath for lowrisc. I'll probably turn purple and die by the time they've put out an actual CPU and mainboard.

>arduino and raspi aren't free either
Arduino is, actually, totally free in terms of software. You can use all of the features on the 8-bit Atmel microcontrollers without touching proprietary software. You're right about Raspberry Pi (bootloader requires huge binary blob); a decent replacement that can be fully driven (with exception of accelerated graphics) using free software is the Orange Pi.
There's actually a RISC-V Arduino clone out being made by silicon people called HiFive1. Now anybody can install 9front on a low-cost toaster.

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Comrade 01/17/2017 (Tue) 03:27:47 [Preview] No. 124 [Reply]
Whats bunker/tech/'s opinion on the IoTs?
In the industry it has great potencial, especially when considering planned economy.

In your home, it's a security risk and spying botnet.
Easily hackable and authoritarian friendly
Internet of spy devices.
Swarm of unmaintanable devices prone to attacks. Noone will release security updates for your smart trashcan.
You mean CyberSys?

Yes, it's good for socialism.

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Comrade 08/26/2016 (Fri) 21:32:15 [Preview] No. 105 [Reply]
Tox thread? Tox thread anyone?

Why the fuck should i add you on tox?

hmu fam
there ya go comr8

Kopimi Comrade 07/24/2016 (Sun) 19:19:27 [Preview] No. 100 [Reply]
Copy me for luxury communism.

>A free, libre and open-source webcomic supported directly by its patrons to change the comic book industry!
By no means revolutionary, but it's nice and suitable for children. I like it.
I love this shit.
Reminds me of Calvin and Hobbs.

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GNU/Free software general Comrade 02/27/2016 (Sat) 18:24:22 [Preview] No. 5 [Reply]
Any other stallmanists on bunkerchan
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Hmm I think I will try a deblobed kernel, but will definitely stay at gentoo. The software I use every day is free and I don't know what software besides my old vidya isn't free (but when I play I play mostly zdoom, which is free), shouldnt be too much (I just checked, I thought pdftk isn't free but it has the GPL2).

Does anyone know a way in gentoo how too see the licenses of the world set (when ebuilds are searched with emerge -s, their license is shown in the results)?
If you're not sure if you have any proprietary software, you can check out: https://github.com/z411/vrms-gentoo
Cool, thanks comrade.

Running it gives me
25 non-free packages, 2.1% of 1173 installed packages.
1 possibly non-free packages, 0.1% of 1173 installed packages.
,while they are mostly free distributable plus ut2004, adobe reader (which is clusterfuck, but okular can't do javascript in pdf's) and oracle-jre (what I need to play Pixel Dungeon) and funnily enough telegram, which has gpl-3.

Using --strict, it looks much worse:
109 non-free packages, 9.3% of 1173 installed packages.
107 possibly non-free packages, 9.1% of 1173 installed packages.
That's a lot...

You can set flags in portage to prevent non-free software from being installed.
afaik if you use the "bindist" use flag you can only compile truly free software i think, but tor needs an exception to use a proprietary algorithm (still open source though) for encryption.
don't install anything with "-bin" in its name.

gonna check out vrms, seems pretty cool.

>javascript in pdf's
kill yourself on the spot right now

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Comrade 05/26/2016 (Thu) 07:24:45 [Preview] No. 87 [Reply]
So the privacy bussiness has me worried.
Its not about keeping our privacy
Its not about making people aware of the big data spying

What can we do to end the big companies spying on us? It'll be a better world if all google services where paid and W10 was sold in stores.
A couple of weeks ago I'd read an article about how the profits for google's adservice had gone down and how google may not be able to keep up with its bussiness model but that is too optimistic.
>What can we do to end the big companies spying on us?
Nothing. It's a natural consequence of the logic of capitalism and authority that whatever privacy you have is always at risk of being taken away. The relatively quick and easy way in which the public more or less forgot about everything that Snowden revealed, and everything that's come out of that, is proof that there's nothing we can do to make people give a shit about the fact that they are the dominated subjects of a police state.

The best thing we can do is create a meshnet for people who giev a shit about being free from government spying and see the potential of the web for being more than another means to passively consume media.

IBM Patents Printer That Doesn’t Copy Infringing Content Comrade 05/16/2016 (Mon) 17:35:21 [Preview] No. 77 [Reply]
>IBM has submitted an application to expand its portfolio with a rather peculiar patent. To protect rightsholders the technology company has invented a printer that doesn't copy or print any copyright infringing text or images.


Holy shit. Capitalism fucks us over... again and again.
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>Big blue fucking people over
Welcome to the 1980's.
How do they achieve this? What if I copy something without having the printer on the internet?
I don't know really... It seems like a terrible idea. Maybe it has some local database too.

I assume that it is mostly used by companies, not by average consumers.


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