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1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: bde2c355-a265-4699-b850-0466b0… (JPEG, 24.74 KB, 860x480)
I only know the bare minimum necessary to build a computer and play erotic games. Programming does not interest me.
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9 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
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>>2
The difference is, I guess, the same as the difference between a consumer and a producer.
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10 guest@cc 2018-06-02T11:10:38
I was lucky just to find this website, much less how to use any of the things described on it.

I'm at grandma-levels of techno-literacy. :(
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11 guest@cc 2018-06-02T17:05:14
I'd say I'm more tech savy than people I know IRL but I still feel too illiterate to give my input on anything online.
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12 guest@cc 2018-06-02T22:19:55
>>1
I'm a novice programmer. I've made the switch to GNU/Linux over the past year and have been learning pretty quickly. I'm aiming to build up a decent github over the next couple years and I'm taking an undergrad in computer science.
>>2
I'd like to emphasize that you don't need to be a programmer to use GNU/Linux, but also that by using GNU/Linux you can learn some valuable things about programming and computers in general. If you use a decently-supported distro, you'll run into the occaisional problem, and you'll also be able to solve them without too much trouble by looking up error messages. By learning to solve the inevitable problems, you'll learn how to use the OS, naturally and easily.
Also, definitely check out old PCs that are being thrown out by family, companies, etc. The PC can be older than yourself and you'll still learn something valuable by taking it apart, cleaning it, maxing out the ram, and then installing some Linux distro on the old shitbox. That's how I got used to GNU/Linux, I installed Slitaz on an old PC, and used it as a secondary PC until I was comfortable with it.
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13 guest@cc 2018-06-06T20:45:07
https://medium.com/@enkiv2/an-engineers-guide-to-the-docuverse-d080cdbb73a6


1 guest@cc 2018-05-22T09:59:51 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>build new ryzen 2200g pc for shits and giggles
>can't use linux yet because unstable as shit until at least kernel 4.18

Well, I guess I can wait.
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2 guest@cc 2018-05-22T22:52:10
I hope you don't plan on using debian or you'll be waiting a lifetime.
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3 guest@cc 2018-05-23T01:02:31
>>2
I'm planning to wait at least a year before installing some rolling release distro just for extra cushion
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4 guest@cc 2018-05-23T03:05:59
DragonFlyBSD has Ryzen support, but I don't know exactly how much.
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5 guest@cc 2018-05-23T11:23:36
>>4
I'll try that, soon.


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Anyone else like to collect televisions? I focus mainly on CRT televisions because they're superior to LCD/LED screens (especially for gaming), plus you can get them for cheap or for free these days. My current collection is a 14" Sony PVM I bought for $60 off of eBay, a 20" Samsung CRT my neighbor was throwing out, a 26" Sony Wega I found on the side of the road, a 32" Toshiba HD CRT I got for free at a garage sale, and the only non-CRT in my collection, a 46" Samsung DLP I got for $50 at an estate sale.
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34 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>33
Oh sorry, I misunderstood. I agree with you.
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35 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>34
No, my bad. I should've made what I was saying clearer the first time. Do you have any favourite VNs?
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36 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>35
Ever17 and Higurashi. Sorry if you were expecting to hear more obscure titles.
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37 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>36
I wasn't expecting anything in particular! Ever17 is very good, it's one of my favourites as well. Pic related is my absolute favourite, though, as pleb-tier as it may be.
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38 guest@cc 2018-05-22T10:10:30 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>1
I've been thinking about getting some crt's to acquire this look in my room


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I like to keep on top of activities when it comes to imageboards, but I don't like opening a new tab for every single one, especially when I get the feeling that I might have missed a couple. Would this be hard to implement, and are they still valid enough for most users?
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3 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>2
Yes, it is keenly easy to make an RSS for threads. Because RSS is an XML specification you could probably easily adapt the current script to generate this page on request. I run site where I do this but that is in PHP and I cannot write Python :P otherwise I would definitely send a PR.

The RSS2 spec is here:
http://cyber.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html

Does anyone actually use the thread watcher, though? That's a good question to ask. I never have been partial to things like that, but I'm not sure how everyone else feels.
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4 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
test
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5 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I use the thread watcher on 4chan a lot. I don't use it here because the traffic is low enough that I may as well just look at /all/. But if it were possible to combine multiple boards into one feed, that might change things.
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6 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>2
One example of rss' capabilities is reddit https://www.reddit.com/wiki/rss pretty much covers every usage case

>>3
I do but I check /all/ more often. If there were an RSS I probably wouldn't use it at all.
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7 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Put me down for this too. Or implement the 4chan JSON API and I can generate the RSS feed myself. But at least save me from scraping HTML please, admin.


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
is it bad of me to not mind using systemd? I understand it may hinder the diversity of the linux circle but won't the community always be diverse? Being so "non-conformist" at its core?
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2 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I think a big part of the reason people are pissed at it is because it really isn't just an init system. Poettering himself even admits that. So it's not just that people are finding themselves forced to use one particular flavor of something, they're being forced to abandon simple inits for an entire subsystem.

So it's really no wonder that it has generated so much hate. I mean even when comparing different pieces of the same type of software you have enough hatred online to warrant the nick name "holy wars", and that's still when people have a complete choice to use whichever one they want.
So now imagine telling all those people that not only do they have to switch software and they have no choice about it at all, but it's also a totally different _type_ of software too AND on top of all that the developers are widely considered to be some of the most toxic in the whole community and you have the perfect recipe for a holy war x100.

That being said though, I really don't trust the developers. One big complaint against them is they tend to not give a shit about the community as a whole and are really only interested in supporting gnome. Everyone else can fuck off as far as they're concerned. I don't think anyone like that should be developing something that's going to be such a vital part of our systems.
I also don't trust the _way_ they're building this new subsystem. They claim it's not monolithic by technicality, but practically speaking it might as well be when even kernel developers are claiming that it's too complicated to understand.

And last but not least, I just gotta say that although I don't have any real evidence to back this up the whole thing really just raises tons of red flags for me as a kind of scam to gain Redhat more influence in the GNU/Linux world and nothing more.
It just smells bad through and through. I would happily use a similar alternative just to be dependent on a different set of developers.
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3 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
its fine to 'not mind using it', theres more of a philisohical and design argument to be had if you'd LIKE to use it. but, opposing it without really understanding why beyond 'leet people told me so' is probably just as bad even if on the right side.

I cant think of even one situation in my use of linux in which any init system has been an important necessary part of my computing. They're just sort of there.
before Id used any system without an 'init system' ala systemd openrc sysv whatever, I just sort of assumed it was some kind of Vital System Component tm that was necessary, obviously
but no, just starting the shit you want with &, and at most putting its pid in a file somewhere, its fine. Ive had no problems. if, as it is clearly not, this isn't even a requirement at all, so even if I did find it helpful for something why should it be this gigantic million LOC abomination that does everything in this super special unique way? this is just stupid. think of all the hours of human thought wasted on those hundreds of thousands of lines of code just to start some programs in the background. software is really an intellectual black hole. we'd be on mars by now if not for computers, even accounting for what progress not having them would mean losing.
just start the stuff you want. if you really need to "manage" it, thats still just a means to start things.
I hear the reason that its easier than writing scripts but that just makes me think you were writing grossly overcomplicated scripts with every stupid convention and tooling and whatever else someone ever told you you DEFINITELY NEED in them. Just start the shit you want to be running.
I use the init system my distro comes with when I use linux, and I dont mind it, because I just use it to do what I need from linux and its what it comes with. If it came with systemd I wouldnt mind either in the same sense, until it overwrote efivars an dbricked my system of course. but its bad design.
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4 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>3
That was a very astute and helpful comment that provided me a new perspective on the whole matter! As far as systemd goes, your response + reading up on the whole matter leads me to avoid systemd. The developers act like children and as you said it seems like a Redshat scam. I'm a novice to linux but i'd like to switch from manjaro to a more simpilar distro like Alpine or maybe even Gentoo (if im tuff enough) to avoid systemd all together. I just want to understand everything a bit more before I try a whole new install. ;-;
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5 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>4
Any of the major BSDs can be a good choice, depending on what you want. And inherently, by not using the Linux kernel, they don't have systemd.
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6 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>5
I never said it was a redhat scam, though, so im guessing you meant to reply to >>2 .
Even so, you learn eventually that linux is linux. Even more broadly, unix is UNIX is Unix, though linux gives you easier access to the 'outside world'. Dont worry too much. its not as obvious when you look at all the stuff people throw on top of a linux kernel and ship, but its still so.


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
What are you working on? I'm working on a mahjong client and server. I only need to learn some relevant TCP/IP networking with Unix now.
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19 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>18
I'm using Xlib without any preexisting toolkit.
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20 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>17
read the dwm source.
I am sure there is some of that in there, and its well written.
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21 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I have become very fascinated with neural networks in the past few weeks. Started trying to code my own in guile.
I could probably do it in python in half the time, but something about the naturally recursive nature of functional programming combined with machine learning just tickles my fancy.
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22 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>21
>46% error

WHY WON'T YOU CONVERGE?
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23 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>22
>now at 0.04% error

It's alive!


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Do y'/all/ use any creativity? Blender, Maya, GIMP, Photoshop, Inkscape, Illustrator, Krita, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Max? I'm struggling to use GIMP right now, it's a complete shitshow (in my humble opinion) compared to Photoshop.
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19 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: 1496247791297.gif (PNG, 35.82 KB, 255x160)

キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!
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15 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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some transparents
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18 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!
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16 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: yaranaika-cutout-158.png (PNG, 9.29 KB, 634x594)

キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!
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17 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
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Thanks! I'll play around with them.


1 Firefox Quantum 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Have you joined the Quantum bandwagon?
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10 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Never, I went from chrome to palemoon.
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11 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>9
Gentoo. Firefox in itself is free software, so it's not like I really care about the GNU branding, but Icecat has a lot of useful, simple tweaks that help privacy. Not that I can't fix them manually, but it's a lot more convenient. I use ESR because it's stable, and I'm sick of everyone whining about the new Firefox.
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12 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Greasemonkey is taking a while to get important features working again. I may have to switch to Violentmonkey.
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13 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Still stuck using an outdated SeaMonkey beta.
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14 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Yeah, I use Firefox, it's alright. It lacks features, though. Most browsers do, these days.


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Programs using native toolkits make me hard.
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2 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
What is a native toolkit? What makes it not native?


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Are you all ready for bio computers?
Can't wait for the huge increase in "god games" where you get to fuck around with actual sentient NPCs to make them feel pain or pleasure.
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2 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>Can't wait for the huge increase in "god games" where you get to fuck around with actual sentient NPCs to make them feel pain or pleasure.
I'd kill you for that.
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3 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
The image makes it look so much lamer. I want to plug a whale brain into my own head, is that too bizarre to ask for?
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4 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>3
If you sign a waver I'm sure you could find some scientist eager to help you try.
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5 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>4
Would a waiver really be enough?


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
This probably is more social than software, but man: fuck people who use discord. One website I was on, people were asking for an IRC channel, and one of the people running the site made a discord channel instead.
How do you get normalfags to stop being such brainless and spineless conformists?
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33 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>32
How dismissive of you.
Hes right. Invoking a hotkey or a small command bound to a script is just as good as drag and drop. Said script can place the link on your clipboard so you dont have to copy. You select the relevant image and press a button. As for opening, just click the link. Its either opened in your browser or downloaded and opened in your image viewer.
embedding the images into the chat was, when I tried discord, fucking obnoxious. It takes away your agency over when to look at the picture. even if it was good, its still meaningless trivial crap when you can just click the goddamn link to see it anyways, hardly "incredibly valuable" and hardly worth suffering their half gigabyte of ram consuming electron bullshit or the fact that they're almost certainly selling user data.
discord isnt well designed or easy to use compared to literally any other chat program either. its easy to use once youve learned its weird interface. which is confusing and strange until you learn it.
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34 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Kids these days just don't understand textpunk.
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35 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Discord is a hell of a lot better than skype at least. My idiot friends don't want to switch to mumble or teamspeak so I'm stuck with this shit for now. Could be worse I guess.
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36 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>33
>How dismissive of you.

I'm sorry, I honestly meant it when I said that if scripts work out for you, that's great. no sarcasm there. comfort and ease of use isn't something that can be objectively measured, unless you go by amount of clicks and keystrokes
I'm not one for arguing and this is a thread for venting about discord, and that's fine. I'm more than willing to see discord's faults, it's just not that all black and white to me
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37 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>36
your defenses of it overstate the value of little bells and whistles, underestimate the effect of marketing, and most importantly, dont bring it anywhere near being worthwhile enough to justify the use of a proprietary electron web shit. its extremely easy to justify popularity whether or not its actually warranted, if you're afraid of seeming like a contrarian or want to be contrarian to other contrarians. If it was open, probably not violating your privacy, and not a disgusting mess of abstractions and complexity, itd be tolerable, but unnecessary, mostly pointless.
the point here isnt that discords interface and design is the worst thing ever, its that its interface/design/features are "whatever", and not the reason its popular.


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Share a screenshot of your desktop
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55 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>42 hey, sorry for the late response
I don't think there's much to learn when it comes to windows, the only things I can really offer are a bunch of tips.

- So instead of having a "bin" folder, 7 at least has a number of indexed directories in a file called the "path", which can be displayed with the "path" command* in the prompt. By default, I think the only location in there will be ...\Windows\System32, the basic install directory, but by now it'll probably be full of a whole bunch of crap. You should probably know this already, but that basically means that just by typing in the name of an exe, you can load a program up, though that isn't always going to work. That can be edited in a menu called "Environment Variables", and the easiest way to access that seems to be bringing up the start menu and looking for "systempropertiesadvanced.exe"
*(this is NOT a program, please do not type path.exe like I just did like an idiot because it seems to rewrite the path and I think I'm screwed if I turn my computer off)

- I kill the program explorer.exe (I do it from taskmgr, I think trying to do it in CMD will just be interpreted as a shutdown signal) because it looks cooler and because explorer uses a surprisingly high amount of memory. It has a number of drawbacks, like explorer making no noises (this means no "beep"s with a lot of programs, as well), no battery alarms, no clock (you can look at the time with the command time /t), no tray programs or interacting with Windows IME while it's inside of the taskbar and your desktop icons will be at the default size when you start it up again. If you haven't registered a program in your path yet, you can load a little instance of explorer without getting your desktop back by typing explorer (directory. If you screw up and close your CMD window, you can always use alt control delete to bring up the task manager, and run it from there (file -> new task)

- Window's programs and command options start with /, but - will work a lot of the time anyway

- Just look up a batch tutorial or something if you want to learn DOS syntax better, I can't really help there though because I'm just a glorified ricer really

- Look up a bunch of keybinds. With windows, you can access the current window's menu (usually you'd click on the icon on the top left corner) by holding down alt and pressing space. A character under each option will be underlined, showing you faster ways to use them (N to minimise the window, E then L to scroll up or down in CMD, etc.). If you're using a more technical program like a media player or a text editor, you can also just press alt to access the lower menu there. Another really handy one is shift + F10, which brings up the context menu of a selected file

I think that's everything I wanted to get out, good luck. By the way, 7 has a "classic" 98 theme which I'm using, but I'm guessing you knew that already

>>49 I have been bested.
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56 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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oh yeah, remember to type "help" or (command/program) /? if you ever feel like learning a bit more about anything. since I'm stuck with a laptop, shutdown /h (hibernate) has been a helpful command for me
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57 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>55
>>56
I see. Thanks!
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58 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>47
yes, so does windows 7 and 8. both have the same backdoor as win10
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59 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Winter iz cumming!


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Do you like Unix? What are you using as your OS?
I'm using OpenBSD.
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24 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Debian Jessie.
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22 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I use void linux. Its very nice.
I think most users of UNIX today dont really appreciate whats really beautiful about the system- its been turned into a platform for the same kind of philosophy as windows. But whats really beautiful about UNIX is using small, general purpouse tools to solve problems by chaining them together. Things that don't fufill any single need or task of yours on their own, but combine to do so in simple ways, with small and easily readable shell functions and scripts and stuff like that.
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26 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>25
Theres one major disadvantage I can note, wine is 32 bit only if you dont compile it yourself, and good luck figuring that mess out. Otherwise it is good.
though, if you liked that philisophical diatribe, you shouldnt think any distro or another is somehow special in that regard.
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23 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>18
>ridden with bugs

That's untrue.
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25 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
>>1
arch linux
>>22
i want to look into this distro, seems fun


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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lol sometimes I still love the internet


1 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
What kind of computer are you posting on right now?
I'm on my Wii U, comfy in my bed.
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6 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
My trusty desktop. I got it six years ago as a birthday present, now only the original hard drive remains as I swapped out everything else with my own money over time.
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7 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
An ancient 8 years old notebook.
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8 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Thinkpad!
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9 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
I'm on my shitty Acer laptop from 2011, pretty comfy.
The keyboard is actually pretty decent for an old cheap laptop.
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10 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
Thinkpad X200s.

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