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 No.1762[Reply]

your comments fellow rolls?
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 No.1767

>>1766
What actual reason would they have to do that? Especially considering that Edge is Chromium-based in the first place.

 No.1768

>>1766
>>1767
Looked this up again. My first statement was mistaken. I was thinking of an article about Google making anti-competitive changes to YouTube etc to slow Edge users.

 No.1769

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>Microsoft Bingus

 No.1779

>>1762
Edge good Firefox Bad.

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>>1762
also searching for Firefox or Chrome in the windows start menu you'll also be marketed at



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 No.602[Reply]

Does anyone have any horror stories of what's happened to them personally while exploring the "Deep Web" or just any type of trouble they got themselves in?
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 No.1037

>>602
The deepweb is honestly underwhelming. Media and news really like to hype it up as something amazing, but in reality it's a bunch of marketplaces, blogs, and fake hitman services.
Probably worth checking out on your own, if only to sate your own thirst.

 No.1637

>>1037
I agree with this, but also a lot of dead and inactive links.

 No.1646

Not horror, more unnerving, but doxxing is a story I've seen play on the 'darkweb', more like drama sites and troll forums.

I've seen people post the reddit account of someone they found annoying then by going through their history they found accounts they cross linked to, small bits of data that build to a bigger picture, and tons of data that can be matched to IRL accounts. In >3 I've seen internet rando's connect a BDSM account to an actual IRL identity. Not even sushi rolls are safe because one imageboard 'doxxed' a user, they never wiped their cookies and their typing style/hill to die on matched another poster.

Of course it's unlikely to happen to anyone here, but it's unnerving to think all the dumb social media posts you made 5 years ago could be tracked to you IRL. Most people doing illegal stuff online are not caught through extreme hacking measures, they're caught because they made a slight slip up that links the tiniest part of their online profile to their IRL one.

 No.1780

>>602
Nothing Epic. Just browsing on a compromised protocol.

 No.1789

>>1646
What imageboard?



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 No.773[Reply]

Anyone else interested in electronics around these parts? I have some experience with making my own (simple-ish) circuits and fiddling with microcontrollers, and I've found it to be a ton of fun. I should get around to getting a bunch of assorted electronics junk so I can start tinkering with stuff at home as well, I've got plans for a couple of gadgets of varying usefulness.
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 No.1743

>>774
>>776
In the end this is anecdotal, but I find electronics to be one of the cheaper hobbies to get into.
What do you really need in terms of tools to get started?
A soldering iron
Solder + Flux
(Good investment is a multimeter)
That's it in terms of tools. A bad (but working) version will cost you 20-30$. If you want a decently good setup (what I use I would describe as decent) is 120$ for soldering iron, solder, flux and multimeter. That's not very expensive as far as hobbies go.
Then the "running cost" will be the cost of the parts you use. Again, how wild you want to go is up to you. If you want a cheap project, that's a arduino nano (2$/piece), wire, sensors (~1-2$/sensor) and depending on application actors (starting at 3$/piece). Of course things can be more expensive depending on your project. If you buy parts from aliexpress etc. in packs of 5-10 they are dirt cheap.

Overall hobby electronics seem cheap in terms of upfront cost and only middle of the pack in terms of running cost.

And as >>781 said, if there's a makerspace, you can basically save the cost for tools. Also tools double as … well tools. Having a multimeter is a good idea either way to repair stuff in the house, and a solder iron can save you hundreds of dollars when you fix something that is broken.

 No.1744

>>1705
Arduino is a great platform. It's cheap, open source, versatile, easy to get into, yet close enough to the chipset that it helps you if you ever want to go into designing your own boards / design actual products you have a foundation to build upon. Learning how to implement a control algorithm in arduino is surprisingly close to doing so in a product later.
Can't beat having a decently powerful chip for 2$ that you can do so much with.
>>1716
When done, please do share. I love hearing about other peoples projects and indeed collect pictures of them for motivation/inspiration.
>>1714
>I'm headed to college for an EE degree next year.
It'll be fun. As someone in a EE degree (EE+business), it's really cool if you also do it as a hobby. Knowing what you are learning things for and how to apply it is such an advantage.

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Hey EEfriends. I agree about it being a great cheap hobby (if you know the tricks), when I was younger and living somewhere it was hard to order components online I got really good at getting components off old household stuff. Recycling!

Today I whipped out my old Arduinos and ordered some new components to start programming an info display/controller for my cars hybrid electric system, since our forum's resident expert just did a PoC and I thought I'd have a go before I bought one off him.
I'll also be rigging up a trickle charger to balance the Hybrid batteries cells off mains using some LED drivers.
Later in the year I'm thinking of replacing the Ni-MH battery with a custom Lithium one. Buy individual 3.2V Lithium pouch cells -> build (3d print?) a frame for them -> slap 35 together = brand new drop in battery.
You can even add more cells in series and get a higher total voltage, which in combination with some spoofing tricks allows you to push a more total KW through to the motor with the car being none the wiser.

That aside here's some pics from a year ago of soldering my keyboard together (bonus Sushi themed keycaps). Soldering is so fun, I've missed it a lot.

 No.1746

>>1745
That's an incredibly cool keyboard, I'm jealous of your skills.

 No.1747

>>1745
Really cool keyboard sushi, love it.
As for 3d printing, as long as the enclosure isn't supposed to protect the cells from mechanical forces it's a great use case. I've been starting to use 3d printing more and more for enclosures for electronics projects.



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 No.1732[Reply]

I wanna create an imageboard but I don't know how to use vichan and Tinyboard please help, I don't know anything about PHP nor java I'm lost and all I wanted is to create a parody imageboard that I and another guy found funny, plz help need a tool for idiots and normies like me.


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 No.817[Reply]

What is the most treasured file on your computer?
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 No.1681

Probably irc log of the server I have with my new friends.

>>1680
Nice mandalas. I want to visit tibet some day, I'm really slow with languages though.

 No.1682

>>1681
>Can't speak tibetan
I bet you can't even speak 7 languages. I learned tamil just to read a signpost that showed up in the background of some obscure meme, and it only took me 1 week.

 No.1683

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>>1682
Tibetan is really hard though.

 No.1688

>>1648
Nah, it's done. Only God has those memories now. I'm okay with it.

 No.1710

>>817
It's not on my computer, it's the copious amount of garfield porn I obsessively hoard

(it's actually my wallpapers)



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 No.370[Reply]

Recently, I've been drawing some system icons.
Should I finish the set?
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 No.377

>>376
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!

 No.378

>>376
>>377
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.

 No.379

>>378
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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Hi,OP
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.

 No.1704

I like em! Are you gonna make any recycle bin icons?



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 No.506[Reply]

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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>>544
I hope it comes back soon.

 No.553

>>544
>>547
I think it's ded and gone fellow rolls. From what I can tell there are people working on potential alternatives, and there are other sites out there where you can still grab animu. Unfortunately the database dumps were from 2016 but it's better than nothing.

 No.554

https://www.tokyotosho.info/
may be an alternative, but I haven't actually tested anything from there yet though

 No.563

>>554
I've used that site a long time ago. It certainly isn't a dayfly, so I expect it to stay around for another long time. But I think one should still use a variety of sites, even for the same types of content. We lose too much when the likes of megaupload, oink, and what dies. Content should be mirrored on all kinds of different sites.

 No.1698

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 No.3[Reply]

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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 No.1138

>>1056
pic1 very expensive pricing unless that's 2012 something

 No.1139

>>1138
it's obviously super old, those laptops have Windows XP on them

 No.1143

>>1139
>>1138
Probably not too long after Ika Musume came out. So maybe 2011?

 No.1685

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Looking at this image kinda makes me sad I'm not there.



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 No.541[Reply]

Does anyone know what happened to gitla.in?

After neetcode.org, another small, comfy git host - so small and comfy that the admin starred some of my projects! - went down for good, I switched to gitla.in. After updating my READMEs, I thought I had it sorted. The lainzine was even hosted there! But now that seems to be gone too.

1. Does anyone know why? Is it temporary? Is it to do with the lainchan drama?
2. What do I do now? Should I give up on cosy sushi roll-hosted instances and go for gitlab? Or should I bite the bullet, buy some server space and host myself?

 No.542

um… its up

 No.543

>>542
So it is. Couldn't git push yesterday, so must've just been temporary downtime.

 No.1666

>>541
Necrobump, git host edition.
I was looking to switch from Notabug as it doesn't really seem supported and some features like import matter to me.
Was thinking a gitlab (Gitgud?) or a gitea instance (git.pixie.town or git.lain.church?). Thoughts?
What do you use?

 No.1671

>>1666
Not OP but I use gitgud, it's worked pretty well for me

 No.1672

>>1671
Cool! Do you also share it for professional stuff? (like on résumé)
If so how is the domain name "gitgud" received?



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 No.631[Reply]

Hello guys i need help im trying to make my own imageboard. but i am very new to this. i once installed vichan through gui years back but i get this issue when i try to install the program through putty.
[code]:~/vichan# php install.php
The program 'php' can be found in the following packages:
* php7.0-cli
* hhvm
Try: apt install <selected package>
[/code]
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 No.1230

If you're a beginner, use Vichan. Lynxchan has some nice features and it's fast and it's still actively developed, but you have to be an expert to install and use it. I tried experimenting with it a while back and it was pretty awful to get working and to modify, though I cobbled it together eventually. You also probably aren't going to be able to run it without shell access to your server, which means you need a VPS instead of a shared host, and you have to be good at using Linux on top of knowing node.js. Beginners should stay away from Lynxchan. It will be an incredibly frustrating experience.

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 No.1614

>>631
avoid vichan and any other pre-made ones, and make one from scratch.
I made a pretty mature one in Elixir + Phoenix + Postgres awhile ago, it was lots of fun for the most part.

 No.1616

>>1250
I wish lynxchan wasn't so bad I literally can't use some imageboards over it. /late/ is one.

 No.1665

>>1614
> Elixir + Phoenix + Postgres
that sounds extremely nice if true
share it



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