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ROBOCOMMUNISM Comrade 09/17/2020 (Thu) 12:07:41 No. 4801 [Reply] [Last]
It's a trick designed to fool the uneducated.

Gentoo Comrade 08/18/2020 (Tue) 14:48:56 No. 4206 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>4632 It wasn't intended to be a rhetorical question. Why might someone do Gentoo over Linux From Scratch?
>>4630 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
>>4637 Gentoo actually has some uses, it can be an excellent base for a specialized distro: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Distributions_based_on_Gentoo 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.
>>4637 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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PC build Anonymous Comrade 11/21/2019 (Thu) 22:06:26 No. 2265 [Reply] [Last]
Just building a semi-cheap PC to replace my old one I built 3 years ago, it's not really meant to be a brand new state-of-the-art computer but just one that's supposed to have the same power as my old one but that runs better. Also yes I'm using Intel because my past 4 computers have used Ryzen or AMD and milage has varied, intel is shit but at least it's shit that won't turn into a nuke like my AMD did(it was their very first 8-core) and also I'm trying to skimp on money so while expensive and probably not the best performance I at least know it won't require a fucking swimming pool for a cooling unit.
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>>4189 Are there any noticeably leaking or bulging radial electrolytic capacitors on your motherboard? It can be up to like a $50 repair to order the soldering iron, solder with rosin/flux core, replacement capacitors, tax & shipping and up to a couple hours to replace them yourself.
>>4193 I didn't know that, thanks for the tip. I checked and didn't see anything out of the norm, the only two I could even find in the entire machine were on the graphics card and they looked picture perfect except for some dust. Which sucks, because I already have the solder and the iron from a few induction heaters I made last year
So I originally asked for PC parts advice back in January(I think it was this thread too lel) for a budget PC. This is what I eventually settled on. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FYCTdm Now that one is stranded on a different continent for another year and I'll be going back to it in about 10-12 months but in the meantime I'm stuck with my 5 year old PC back home . This one doesn't have to be budget like the last one(I got that one for free thanks to "technical" issues). So that build worked great for the most part, the hard drive; perfect. Might need an additional 2 or 4tb SSDs for storing games and stuff. The processor; I personally had no complaints since the one I'm currently using is an old AMD fx 8320 and oh boy it's bad so the i5 in comparison was great. I don't know whether to get over the mental scarring from the fx series and get an AMD Ryzen or play it safe with Intel since I found out Intel pays Epic to sabotage AMD performance and stuff but otherwise AMD seems the better option all round, dunno what to do with that. Motherboard; hot fucking garbage, I don't even want to buy an MSI motherboard ever again. I actually went through 2 of those motherboards since the first turned out some circuits were fried on arrival and the second one had some of the RAM slots broken so I had to stick the two of them in the inefficient positions side-by-side and eventually due to NewEgg basically saying it was cause of bent pins after I shipped it back to them and MSI refusing to help cause lel the UK isn't in the EU or NA jurisdictions of their offices my bank eventually got the trade protection office to step in and refund my entire order cause NewEgg was violating the Consumer's Rights Act by not offering a refund at all(The CRA says basically if the consumer wants a refund they gotta get one, if the good was damaged you can only offer a reduced refund not entirely void it). RAM: It's 16 gigs of RAM, hasn't changed much in 10 odd years. PSU; could be more powerful for what I have in mind. GPU; I didn't notice anything wrong with it, only issue was that the VRAM was rather low at 4 gigs and this kept causing some issues with CPU intensive games for some reason. So say I'm building a new PC in a week or two, what parts should I improve of off of my last one? I know Nvidia is dropping the 3000 series in 3 days and I dunno whether to just fuck it and go all in on one of those or keep it to a 2000 series that will drop in price after the launch. Also the CPU; play safe or go big? Also this build is 100% for gaming, don't need to worry about school work or anything this time around. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
>>4733 if you have a 60hz 1080p monitor and don't want ray tracing then 1660S should be enough to maintain 60 fps avg even in poorly optimized games like rdr2, gtav, ac:o (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnUcuCZ-iMY ) if 9600K is the same price as 9600KF then you should choose 9600K since having the integrated graphics is like having a spare tyre and one less troubleshooting step in case the gpu dies if you're getting that 212 evo cooler make sure it's even (ex. not having one edge of the front of cpu sticking out not making contact with the cooler) and you screw it really tightly, it makes a big difference in fan noise / temperature (and be patient installing it, it's the biggest pain in the ass)
>>4794 I just want straight upgrades across the board, not simply just getting the streamlined versions of the stuff I already have(the 1600, while great compared to my old specs is already in the dust but then again everything PC related is redundant 2 months after release) oh and I know how the 212 works since this is about the third or fourth time using it and each time it required a different setup for the Moba CPU slot. Magnetic screwdrivers are a fucking lifesaver when the screws keep bouncing up and you feel like you're about to rip the board in half while trying to get them all even. Took about 2 hours to get it in proper last time and that was mostly spent trying to get the screws in the right spot since the "X" shape of the screws mean one side had trouble going down always.

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Comrade 08/11/2020 (Tue) 11:24:36 No. 3998 [Reply] [Last]
i broke my headphone wire extender
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>>4026 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.
>>4026 >>4715 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.
>>4724 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
>>3998 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
>>4023 Buy a nice pair of shure or etymotic headphones with detachable cables and then just replace the cables.

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Comrade 08/20/2020 (Thu) 22:04:43 No. 4284 [Reply] [Last]
Hi Anons. If you could have root on any porkies machine who would it be? >“Hacking gives the underdog a chance to fight and win.” -PhinPhish
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>>4309 I'm scared of going to prison. Even though I know the chances are slim that I would get caught it was still the fear of it holding me back.
>>4331 A) Know what they can use to detect that you're in their systems B) Know what they can use to link it back to you From these two points you narrow down the chance of being caught. You could hack an old machine, for example, since reconnaissance is the most important part of hacking, and you got access to it all. In case you get caught they wouldn't think it was an insider. But be safe, if you don't master what you are doing, you'll be caught.
>>4331 How do we persuade and/or help you, anon?
>>4331 If you prepare the rootkit beforehand and put it in some kind of simple tool (like an addon for a text editor or something dumb) and then release it anonymously in public, you get plausible deniability for it. So when they ask you "hey, our data got hacked and you unlocked the door when it happened" you can say you just compiled this cool github thing that would've helped your workflow. You might not even get fired for it then, since this shit happens all the time anyways.
>>4410 >>4411 he said that he used to work for the company, he's not going to be able to waltz back in there and get his hands on a company computer. >>4288 half the time, the IT guy actually doesn't know his shit, even in companies with supposedly high security/compliance requirements. speaking from experience.

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Self Study EE: a request Comrade 08/30/2020 (Sun) 08:22:44 No. 4518 [Reply] [Last]
Can you self study the equivalent of a degree in electrical engineering from khan academy, coursera, edx, youtube, free pdfs from libgen? Any EE's here want to comment on this? This is just for knowledge not to be accredited or certified or whatever
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>>4528 this, with the exception of circuits, learn circuits >>4531 you study EE to design entirely new components or to make very complicated systems from existing components, so beyond what you'd want to do at home or whatever
>>4522 >>4518 Khan academy videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HCLqA-rhMi_Z_WnBkD3wUka (really good, highly recommend) Great Scott yt channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/greatscottlab (Does a lot of diy/tutorials) Ben Eater yt channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BenEater (focuses on building computers from scratch) Analog Wiki: https://wiki.analog.com/university/courses/electronics/text/electronics-toc#electronics_i_and_ii (lots of theory and tutorials) Nandgame: http://www.nandgame.com/# (online game where you build a computer from scratch using logic gates) All About Circuits: https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/ (online textbooks that are really good at explaining concepts) The Art of Electronics: https://www120.zippyshare.com/d/nHJshtkv/98/The%20Art%20of%20Electronics%203rd%20ed%20%5b2015%5d.pdf (one of the best books on electrical engineering, covers everything from the most basic to advanced) MIT online course: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-002-circuits-and-electronics-spring-2007/ (MIT online course with homework and tests) Practical Electronics for Inventors: http://instrumentacion.qi.fcen.uba.ar/libro/Scherz.pdf (good book explaining analog and digital electronics and circuit analysis)
>>4663 thanks anon
>>4608 >NEETS kek

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Is this good? Comrade 09/15/2020 (Tue) 19:43:10 No. 4743 [Reply] [Last]
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
>>4744 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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invidious is shutting down Comrade 08/02/2020 (Sun) 22:12:49 No. 3816 [Reply] [Last]
So the author quits the invidious project, so what now ? It seems that other instances https://instances.invidio.us/ will continue but according to https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24024230 the hole project is being abandoned. Here's the not from the project author: >Stepping away from open source >Published August 1, 2020, tags: invidious >Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an >account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host. >The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward. >At the time of this writing, the main Invidious instance has roughly 35,000 users. It's difficult for me to even begin to think of those as actual people, and not just a number. At that level, the amount of feedback I receive, which I would consider rather small in comparison to others I've seen, is overwhelming. It's demoralizing not being able to respond to all of it properly. Even more so when I've received something that deserves an involved response, but I haven't had the time to reply, which counter-intuitively means the best comments are least likely to receive any response. To echo antirez: it's crushing not being able to be "there" for people. >Lately, I've felt myself withdraw much more in return. For any project though, especially something that requires maintanence, it's difficult to actually "unplug" and mentally recharge. Turning off notifications has helped, but it's definitely taken its toll.

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>>4719 what makes Albanians so resistant to depression?
>>4720 how can you be depressed with so many beautiful bunkers everywhere?
>>4721 Imagine you're homeless. You're living in albania, you have a gun so you're not really worried about self-defence, because hoxha made guns so plentiful. You end up searching for a place to live, and all of a sudden you happen upon a little dome type bunker in the middle of nowhere. It's not being used, so you decide to live inside it. It keeps the rain off you, holds heat, has bugs for you to eat. The spirit of hoxha smiles upon you.
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>>4720 Nothing, they just have feminist depression.
>>4719 It's not like it's gone. There are other instances than the main one, and they're listed on the main page.

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Brave Comrade 08/23/2020 (Sun) 22:17:48 No. 4386 [Reply] [Last]
https://brave.com Is it a viable Firefox alternative for privacy or just another adware scam?
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>>4399 But what if I am not a massive faggot?
No. Privacy goes beyond just gimmick anti-privacy tools that only make you stand out more - precisely by blocking things in a way that makes you unique. You should instead aim to stand out as little as possible. Tor Browser is best in this because it is specifically restricted in a way that website can't detect every little detail about your OS and browser, it tries to make every user appear as the same person. Not to mention that hiding your IP is the bare minimum (but far from enough).
>>4643 I just wish more sites didn't do deliberate degredation or denial of service to people using tor. I generally take the RMS approach of refusing to use such services but it makes so many things a pain.
>>4650 Some major websites who do that have alternative front-ends that can function also as proxies, e.g. invidious, nitter, bibliogram. In other cases, if I really want to access the website, I use such primitive methods as free web proxies. They work well enough even for posting comments under blog posts or news articles. However most websites don't necessarily even know they're blocking a chunk of their users or audience. That's because they use 3rd party tools that by default block Tor.
>>4386 Ungoogled Chromium or bust. Brave is botnet disguised as a "privacy-oriented" browser.

How to track someone on the internet Њардеџ 09/03/2020 (Thu) 23:08:43 No. 4610 [Reply] [Last]
Hello comrades, here in Serbia there are some right wingers who on social media attack leftist, dox them and over all make our lives worse, and all that on fake accounts. That is why I would like to know how to track them on the internet and dox back. Can you suggest some useful tutorials for that or books?


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