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P-p-post your best music and books torrents senpai, FLAC means extra points n.n
Iĺl start
40GB of super eurobeat



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436.5GB LOSSLESS SEB Torrent with many active seeders
same stuff you posted except lossless


>436.5 GB
how long would that take to download
bloody hell


a week or two at 1 MBps (byte not bit)
I'm 88% complete
please seed!

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>what is it?
An operating system that respects your freedom
>why would I use it?
If you are tired of having your OS use you and always wanted to use your computer instead
>What do you mean by freedom?
Write your own programs. use source code from the internet in seconds. update when you want to not when it tells you.
Want to run a website? cool! you can set one up in minutes.
Want to adjust your hardware to your liking? Awesome!
Want to stop or make a new feature to a program you use every day? Go for it!

Its your computer! use it how you want!
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How is one package manager "better" than another? (Like why does apt "suck?")


>It's actually just GNU
A new level a memery has been achieved


In the case of GNU/Linux distributions, it's probably just about how it handles dependencies.
However, in the case of Debian, packages are from the mainframe era (eg Emacs 25 is out, but you still get 23 (which is several years old) when you install with apt-get), which is not an inherent problem of apt but it's Debian's neglect for package updates or something.
In the case of Arch, you get only the bleeding edge, which sometimes causes conflicts because some packages don't yet use the library versions that came out next week.
In the case of Gentoo, you don't get binaries, so you have to compile everything. X took about 6 hours on a -j2. Luckily, they do provide a firefox binary, else your grandchildren would have grandchildren before it finishes compiling.

I particularly like the BSDs because you get both binaries, but also the port system which allows you to compile (while still mantaining dependencies in check). Compiling is often a good thing because you can choose, if you so want, to compile wihtout support for some libraries that you might not need. For example, Emacs25 has support for libwebkitgtk which is horrendous, and if your package manager decides you want webkit in your emacs, then you'd have to compile by hand which would leave the package manager oblivious of your Emacs, which in any clean or update may break things for you.


I mean if you want Emacs25 without webkit (and let's face it, who wants webkit in his computer?)


you can just compile it yourself. just set the $PREFIX to /home/sushi roll that won't interfere with the system's package. Usually installing extra things to straight to /usr/bin/ is something you don't do because that's the package managers job (unless you want to make a rpm or deb yourself, which you probably don't)

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Anyone still using a basic keypad phone? Pic related but not mine(some guy on /g/).

I've been thinking about picking up Cat B100 or one of those Chinese Lenovo flip phones.


Yeah. I'm using some Samsung dumb phone that I got for free. I need to figure out how to unlock the SIM card so I can upgrade to a nicer dumb phone like that one pictured. Dumb phones are really great cause they can take a lot of abuse and their batteries last for a long time.


Still using same Nokia I got 13 years ago. Although cosmetic condition of it is not too impressive, phone itself works fine.
I like that Cat phone you mentioned, looks sturdy and simple.


Using Nokia 1101 (the one with white backlight) for couple years now. Bought it after realizing I don't use my smartphone for anything but calls.


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Ordered the SDeals SD100, $17 dumb phone. Should be here Tuesday, so I'll have some pics and small write up. The casing looks cheap as hell(although it's described as being a durable phone), but it had a fairly tactile numerical pad and MP3 player. You would think an MP3 player would be a basic feature nowadays, but I found a couple of phones that lacked it, two of which were Nokia and LG phones, to my surprise. I almost got the Nokia 105, but cancelled the order after reading bad reviews on it.


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For $17, it's not bad, but I can't recommend it if you're looking for something that will last. As predicted, the build quality is poor, and it would surely be damaged if it were to take a fall onto a hard surfaced area. But everything else seems okay. Battery is still full after a day's use, MP3 player works well enough, although the included headphones are going in the garbage. I was happy when I set my custom 128 x 160 anime background from some ancient cell phone wallpapers site.

*sorry for hand in pic, it was the only way I could get decent lighting >.<

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Resurrecting the desktop thread. Post desktops, you get bonus points for a more comfy and homelike desktop, and whoever has the most points wins (1)snug smug hugbug(pictured)
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I come to post again
its been a long and winding journey
pretty wallpaper


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I was curious about it as well, finding it via image search was pretty easy.


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Thank you.

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Let's talk coding and software, sushis, because I don't do enough of it and I really should. Let's hear about projects you're working on, stuff your coding, learning. Trade secrets, info, tips, whatever. Programming isn't something that should be done alone in a corner.

I guess if we need a thread starter, I want to brush up on my coding skills. I want to find something to play around with, something not as mainstream as the stuff like Java and C, but will still be useful in a professional setting, something I can make usable stuff out of.
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>The issue is that it would require me to obtain a database of a mass amount of stats (or just copy everything by hand
See, that's your first tool to write. Instead of copying by hand, let a program handle the task.


Well, the thing with programming is that languages are usually fit for a particular domain of application. I don't think there is such thing as a 'general purpose programming language'. C is great for working with raw data or interfacing with the kernel and most libraries, yet it's really hard to do some high-level stuff.
Perl is great for mass data processing, R is great for statistical analysis, and lisp is great for manipulation of program logic. I found ruby to be great for structured programming.
So first you got to find the best language for your particular purpose, or if you're in love with a language, the particular domain of that language.
Usually you build up your knowledge gradually: what is some basic stuff I can do with this? then do it.


Has anyone here ever used ConnectWise Automate/LabTech before? I'm looking to impress a company I had an interview with this morning, but having trouble trying to decide what direction I want to go in for a project.


> based on C
> with garbage collector and pointers
Sounds just fine imo. I've been fiddling around with Ethereum for some time now. The dev team seems to like Go pretty much, ending all their github/wiki pages with
> golang <3


>Let's talk coding and software, sushis, because I don't do enough of it and I really should. Let's hear about projects you're working on, stuff your coding, learning.
I'm constantly reading about programming in some form; it's fun. I've been meaning to pay ECMA-48 proper attention, but I still read other documents more lately.

I'm mostly working on a development tool as of right now.

>Trade secrets, info, tips, whatever. Programming isn't something that should be done alone in a corner.

Even on the wired, we're still alone like this.

>I guess if we need a thread starter, I want to brush up on my coding skills. I want to find something to play around with, something not as mainstream as the stuff like Java and C, but will still be useful in a professional setting, something I can make usable stuff out of.

Lisp and APL have already been mentioned.

Consider learning a machine code; you'll use an assembler for this. Avoid Intel.

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Official comfy computing thread, post comfy computer pictures. I'll start with what I have. Retro and non-retro alike are welcome!
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Makes you wonder why they took so long to create a 1:1 monitor for the desktop.


fuck, do want


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its a conspiracy, it must have be related to pricing, most likely the jews wanted to spend less resources making larger monitors to sell to normie filth for higher prices(UNCOMFY (WARN))



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Battlestation thread!
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Here's my current setup. Somehow I ended up with another weird Hanns G monitor, but at least this one is leaning straight. Also has a vertical mode for danmaku ;3

I'm so confused by this seating arrangement.


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nice omnikey 102!
i have an omnikey 101 but the spacebar is going.


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Don't worry mate, yours is far from the messiest


Nice Thinkpad.


Your wall looks like a giant glitch. I like it.

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Have you ever messed with your school's wifi?
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I ain't been up to no h4x0r soy, but I have a school computer related story.

I was in unsupervised music lesson on the computers. Obviously no one was working, they're just watching youtube videos (mostly talk show clips for some reason). Suddenly everyone receives an alert from the technician saying 'Do your work'. Idiots are taken aback by the fact they're being monitored. A open work related window, but most just carry on and kept reviving alerts. I suggest everyone opens full screen strobe lights, the whole class apart from me does it. No one gets any more alerts.

Tfw I gave the technician a seizure and am the only one who didn't get punished.


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I didn't have wifi in my school when I was a kid but I did mess up with the computers at the library.
I was 15 and I'd skip classes at the school library making dumb games with Game Maker. It was really fun and all that. I had a friend with me doing the same thing.
Once we came up with a hoax: we made an executable that'd go fullscreen, filled it with windows icons, particularly the animation from which [pic #1] is a frame, I'm sure you've all seen it. It also had a progress bar and a bunch of random file paths (C:\Users\blah\blah) in rapid succession printed above it. And a big message "Fatal error: virus detected. Deleting all system files" or something.
To make it even more convincing, we took a screencap of Internet Explorer and had it display briefly before the "virus" screen. The screencap had the start page everybody (including the PCs at the library) used at that time, an news site (msn news), and that day it displayed a huge picture of mexican singer Pedro Infante [pic 2 is the same pic we had]. We therefore called our ruse "The Pedro Infante". We then set the icon for the .exe to be that of IE, we replaced the IE link in the desktop with our executable, and there you had it: Any unsuspecting soul who'd want to use "The Internet" would click the IE icon, have a screencap of IE (with Pedro Infante laughing), and suddenly a message saying that a virus was found and the system was being wiped, with very convincing windows icons.
We also disabled all keys, so the only way to close it was Alt-F4 (doesn't take a genius to try that), but the program had a trigger on exit to launch itself 20 more times. Being Game Maker (DirectX) this would freeze the system.
Next day we went to the library to find that one computer was "out of service" then it was two computers. The library only had 4 computers and soon they were all closed, we asked why and they said "They all have a virus". We were like "no they don't" "yes they do" they replied. So our little prank came back to bite us.
Even worse, we used the computer lab to make our shitty games now, but I accidentally left mine open once (a pedo Barney (the dinosaur) game) and we got caught because of that and almost got expelled. Luckily we were in finals so the principal took mercy on us.
Pedro Infante is one of my fondest computer memories.


i saw the defcon talk about this still a cool trick though


this is actually pretty funny.


Nothing special, but I there was a set of computers that we used to play shitty flash games on. I changed the boot device on one of them so other people couldn't get on it. Good times.

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What are the Comfiest apps you sushi rolls know of? iOS or android. Personally, I'm pretty fond of sudoku apps, a nice challenge but still relaxing.
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Downloading this now. Seems pretty qt


i made a bot that texts me RSS updates to my flipphone and can relay discord messages


That's pretty fuckin cyberpunk.


Looks really nice. I've always wanted to grow succulents. Maybe this will motivate me to do it.


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Daygram. It costs like a dollar, but it's a great diary app. I used it everyday for at least six months before deciding to move to a physical diary. I just today uninstalled it and exported the entries to a word document, actually.

Any diary app would do, I guess. Putting one on your homescreen is a great and easy way to start journaling. I find it to be a great way to release my thoughts since I'm quite introverted and don't say much to others.

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Recently, I've been drawing some system icons.
Should I finish the set?
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I think it would look better to have the icons on the folders look as if they're on the folder itself rather than facing the camera. More like the audio card icon.


Wanted to say that, but never got around to it. Also, would prefer if all devices had the same cord, either long or short. Mouse looks a bit like it doesn't fit with the rest. Other than that, really nice icons!


I simply ran out of pixels with the icons on the folders. It's hard to do like that, with minimal anti-aliasing.

That said, no progress has been made on this…
Come winter break I should have some time.


That's fine. Just don't procrastinate.
Make one at a time and post them on here as you finish each one.


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You might wanna check this out for inspiration and general icon awesomeness: https://androidarts.com/Amiga/SBC.htm
The entire site is full of pure awesomeness.

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