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Python general Comrade 03/12/2020 (Thu) 10:41:36 No. 454 [Reply] [Last]
Post your python projects, ask help, anything related to python is welcome
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This is a completely worksafe and on-topic contribution to the thread.
>>456 Sincerely I couldn't agree more
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https://docs.python.org/3/ This is the best way to learn in depth Python, but not programming.
I hate slow, dynamically-typed languages. Algebraic data types + advanced type inference make the "productivity gains" of dynamic typing totally worthless. Documentation for dynamically-typed code is universally awful, and you have to write a shitload of unit tests just to confirm that the program isn't operating on invalid data structures.

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Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For Comments Comrade 03/17/2020 (Tue) 06:59:34 No. 512 [Reply] [Last]
Do not terminate internet connections and other communication services https://labs.ripe.net/Members/job_snijders/dont-terminate-peoples-internet-connections " Here is a plea to keep Internet services on in these times where we rely on online communications. Please do NOT terminate anyone's Internet or hosting service for pre-corona reasons such as 'we want money'. Right now we are facing a pandemic of proportions nobody alive has ever seen. Act responsibly and accordingly: do not shut anything down. Please! To illustrate, in the Netherlands we are in lockdown, because of the COVID-19 hazard: you are expected to *only* leave your house if it is absolutely critical, such as to pick up food from the food distribution centers, to get meds, to go work in a hospital, etc. At the same time we have no idea where everyone is and who is using what Interconnect to do what vital work. Maybe I'm fixing some important BGP thingy via my neighbour's wifi? Maybe she didn't pay her bills? Should she be cut off? Maybe next to her someone was freeloading on that same wifi to look up medical data? Why risk collateral damage by cutting anyone off? The *safest* thing to do right now is to not terminate anyone's access to information (be it connectivity, storage, compute, whatever). We'll mop up society's collective bills at a later point in time, after we deal with the immediate urgency at hand. And during this crisis we have to keep this Internet thing running and available to anyone who may need it. "

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Exploit Development 03/23/2020 (Mon) 06:03:19 No. 587 [Reply] [Last]
Are any other anons into exploit development or vulnerability hunting?
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>>632 compsci is FULL of military industrial complex and intelligence agencies. literally all my department's research funding comes from it. I hate this major.
I've been wanting to get into exploit development and stuff. Anyone know any good resources? I heard that CTFs are good ways to practice
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>>654 Okay im fucking lazy, i just translated the second one and havent read thru it, so i know there's gonna be the occasional grammar problem, an uppercase where there shouldnt be, and problems with extra spacing around symbols (google translate likes to fuck paths) Anyways here u go, now you know what to look out for ;) http://ix.io/2g1w http://ix.io/2g1A http://ix.io/2g1C Tell me if the links dont work, btw, first time using ix.io but it seems good, idk if they expire or whatever
>>654 >>676 Forgot this https://pastebin.com/3Qtw6JQw Anyways i just collect this shit, i cant attest to its worth in teaching, but here ya go some links and info to kick you off
>>676 >>677 Thank you for these, they seem to be quite good.

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Comrade 03/30/2020 (Mon) 11:43:29 No. 670 [Reply] [Last]
So how can i attack my country's marshall law text system? Can i ddos it? How can i dedtroy it or make it work for the beneffit of the proletariat ?
>>670 but who was phone?
>>673 Yea stfu and help me. My country passed a law where you cannot be out in the streets unless you text them and you get a verification text back. You are alowed 1 text per day and many people are poor and cannot get out of home. Many immigrands cant go to work and forge papers. Is like a fucking dictatorship over here...is there anyway to attack this sms system?

Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic Comrade 03/31/2020 (Tue) 07:07:15 No. 680 [Reply] [Last]
https://www.acm.org/articles/bulletins/2020/march/dl-access-during-covid-19 > Dear ACM Members: > > As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at ACM would like to do what we can to help support the computing community. Many computing researchers and practitioners are now working remotely. In addition, teaching and learning have also moved online as more and more campuses close. > > We believe that ACM can help support research, discovery and learning during this time of crisis by opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. We hope this will help researchers, practitioners and students maintain access to our publications as well as increasing visibility and awareness of ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines. Please be sure to inform your colleagues that the ACM DL is now open, and will continue that way through June 30, 2020. > > This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak. > > Stay well! > > Cherri Pancake > ACM President

Brain to machine interface Comrade 03/27/2020 (Fri) 19:53:58 No. 649 [Reply] [Last]
What do you think about BMIs and relatively recent advancements by companies such as Neuralink? For those of you who don't know what BMIs are, it's a technology that implants electrodes from a chip inside your brain to read neurological activity and possibly send electric signals to your brain in an attempt to interface with computers. Here is Neuralink's white paper in case you are curious https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/703801v4.full.pdf And a popsci video of it, if that's more your thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jOjh6lwp9w&t
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>>649 I wish uncle ted was still free cause the people researching this shit need some care packages right about now In other words, it scares me
>>674 Researchers are passionate scientists, learning more about the function of the human brain is invaluable. Keep your anger on the companies that abuse the science instead.
>>675 I know you're right tbh, but its not just the companies, its the consumers too that will normalize new technology. Just is sad that as long as researchers keep researching down certain lines, companies will use this research for products, and consumers will end up buying those products, and then this new shit becomes normalized and almost mandatory in order to live a normal life

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Linux Comrade 01/21/2020 (Tue) 16:28:10 No. 52 [Reply] [Last]
Why aren't you using Linux? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon. >Open source vs. Free Software https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.en.html >List of free as in freedom distros approved by the FSF https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html >A really good linux distro that doesn't have systemd, but a fast and simple init/service management system called runit https://voidlinux.org/ - Image credit: By [email protected] Larry Ewing and The GIMP, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80930
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>>666 That face
>>666 my heart goes out to you, satan
(Same anon as >>659 and >>405 I finally got Mint up and running after some trial and error! I must say, although it's my first time using it, I feel this is was better than Windows (10) with all the hassle that posed when I first started using that some 4 years ago (no copy protection bullshit, for one). Thanks for the motivation to take the leap, everyone!

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Electrical Engineering / Learning Hardware Comrade 03/03/2020 (Tue) 22:53:51 No. 339 [Reply] [Last]
I'm looking for recommendations on resources, learning materials, or general advice when it comes to learning about electrical engineering. Books, videos, MIT courses, you name it. I'm open to starting with the absolute basics from Physics 101, which I admittedly have not brushed up on in a while. In addition, I'm also interested in tinkering with hardware as part of the learning process, so any advice on that front would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking forward to participate in this thread. I am a comp sci student and wanted to get more deeply into electrical engineering, but my exams are keeping me busy, so I can't start yet. If you speak German I would recommend to you Elektronik-Fibel, which gives a brought oversight over the basics, with easy explanations and a bunch of visualizations. Otherwise, perhaps look into The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz. That's a book that was recommended to me, but I haven't bought it yet.
https://www.toppr.com/guides/physics/electricity/ohms-law-and-resistance/ Start here lads, get some batteries, 3 cheap small lightbulbs preferably incandescent because the output from them is proportional to the input and replicate the two circuits here I can get youse up to flip flops gates at least
>>347 Oh yeah you'll want a few copper wires as well
>>348 Feel free to ask questions if you're stuck
Electrical Engineering isn't what most people think of it anymore. Try to learn about digital design and learn a HDL like Verilog or VHDL. Buy a cheap FPGA board and tinker with it by writing designs for it. You can dowload vivado from Xilinx for free if you take an older version.

Comrade 03/26/2020 (Thu) 20:23:25 No. 636 [Reply] [Last]
Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU J3060 @ 1.60GHz 1.60 GHz Those are my PC specs, obviously I will search this by myself but I'm opening this thread for when I come back and see if you guys know if my computer is just useless for any sort of vidya, that's what I heard once, playing Java Minecraft is impossible and smaller games like Darkwood can only run at super low specs, and even then still with lag.
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A perfect time to get into roguelikes.
>>646 You can use this site to see what games you can run https://www.pcgamebenchmark.com/ https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri Scroll down until you see 'What games will it run'
>>650 Thank you so much, if I knew this site I wouldn't have even made this thread.
>>648 I'm going to shill for Dwarf Fortress because it's fun as fuck.
>>660 Honestly, Dorf requires a decent machine to run. Yes, it's basically ascii shit but it is very resource intensive ascii shit due to all of the incredible number of variables it has to run

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Kickstarter workers unionize Comrade 02/19/2020 (Wed) 01:00:29 No. 161 [Reply] [Last]
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22356972 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8pp5/kickstarter-employees-win-historic-union-election >The decision to unionize at Kickstarter follows a series of victories for union campaigns led by blue collar tech workers. Last year, 80 Google contractors in Pittsburgh, 2,300 cafeteria workers at Google in Silicon Valley, and roughly 40 Spin e-scooter workers in San Francisco voted to form the first unions in the tech industry. In early February, 15 employees at the delivery app Instacart in Chicago successfully unionized, following a fierce anti-union campaign run by management.
How big a victory even is this? Isn't Kickstarter basically just a parasitic finance capitalist?
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agmvd/instacarts-gig-workers-are-planning-a-massive-nationwide-strike >Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike Good for them Hn discussion https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22707869

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