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 No.1232[Reply]

Whenever I try to teach my dad about new tech, he will try to make some convoluted analogy comparing it to other things he is familiar with. I say no, it's not like that at all, don't make these inaccurate and confusing comparisons.

But maybe it's hard for old people to learn new things, especially new tech, because they have so many memories, and their brains have made certain neural pathways and have decreased neuroplasticity, so it's hard for them to just think of new things on their own and not comparing them to lots of other things they are already familiar with.

Sometimes I make this learning mistake, but sometimes it's easier just to learn something without trying to think of how it relates to other things. Whether it's a new programming paradigm, a new programming language, new app, new API, etc there isn't always a direct comparison to something else.

Thoughts? What have your experiences been like when you learn new tech?

 No.1233

Depends on the analogies. It seems fine to me that someone compare some new concept to something they already is familiar with. The most important thing is that they learn.

I myself like to simplify, like when people talk about cloud stuff like azure and their "apps", and all I see is a virtual machine running on hardware you don't own or manage yourself. I often get strong resistance from such people when I simplify like that. Usually I just see a new spin on old technology. The worst ones strongly disagree with what I said, then change a few words and repeat back to me what I just said. Maybe they think I'm dismissing their new stuff as unimportant, which isn't the case at all.

I often have a hard time learning from documentation and guides that just list out all the commands you need to run to get your desired result. I need to learn why you must run those commands, and I want the explanation in plain english. I think Gentoo and FreeBSD are good about such things, and is something I try hard to live up to when I have to teach something to some new user.

 No.1234

This is how everyone learns; the human brain is always trying to contextualise new knowledge in relation to old. We begin with fuzzy representaions that may be wrong in many areas, but provide enough information to engage with that object. The next crucial stage is coming to realise, through use, the ways in which computer is not actually like a car and needs a set of symbols of its own.

Don't be hard on your dad just because he didn't grow up with modern technology like you did. I have no doubt that there are concepts out there that you understand in terms of how they're simmilar to computers.

>>1233
It's the classic mistake of describing all the details of [i]what[/i] something is, when most of the time a user actually wants to know [i]how[/i] it should be used. The OpenBSD man pages are generally excellent at providing practical examples; I frequently check them, even when working on Gnu/Linux.

 No.1235

>>1233
Azure and AWS are more than just VMs. Containers and container orchestrators (and microservices architecture you can create with it) is very different from traditional hypervisors and VMs in the sense of scalability, and creating/destroying containers really quickly on an as-needed basis ("elasticity"). There's also caching, lots of APIs you won't get with a basic hypervisor, and the fact that many places are looking to hire people with these specific skills. And, of course, the issue of not having to build a data center to have at-scale resources.

A reductionist approach to it isn't going to make anyone think you're smart just because you're vaguely familiar with something you think is the same even when it's really not.

Documentation is important, but you're right, a lot of documentation is hard to follow. I think part of that is because experiential learning is best. It's hard to get an idea of how to use something based on a man page, but doing on online course, or an in-person workshop at a hackathon is wonderful for learning. These days, I actually prefer watching Youtube tutorials over reading documentation, with the one exception being the Oracle API documentation, which is really good, even if you're not a fan of Java.

But I also think a lot of boomers in tech take pride in the fact that there is a barrier to entry, and they kind of enjoy that some things are difficult to learn, even if it's only because documentation and community resources are poor. They want that elitist mentality instead of making things easier to use.

A program being hard to use is an example of bad UX, which is the fault of the developer. But a lot of "1337" people think something being hard to use makes it better. I do a lot of frontend development and if the user can't figure out how to use it, that's your problem, not theirs.

 No.1239

>>1235
>A reductionist approach to it isn't going to make anyone think you're smart just because you're vaguely familiar with something you think is the same even when it's really not.

Someone that sees the nuts and bolts aren't trying to sound smart. They just see the simple construct the bigger house is really made of. A lot of people see the big house and think they can't ever fix that on their own, others just see the broken bolt and replace that.

Yes there are APIs, and yes it is scalable, and reduces the need for a business to run their own data center, but it is still very much just a bunch of virtual machines. You're renting a machine preinstalled with MSSQL, or maybe another with some other service (or no services). A lot of cloud providers that just present their stuff as KVM-based virtual machines also have APIs for developers and admins.



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 No.1160[Reply]

Resurrecting this thread out of the .tokyo archives. Any sushi rolls here own a VR headset? Any rolls just curious about them? What games/experiences are you trying these days? Any small projects that you would recommend trying?

The last thread was made just as the two main PC headsets (Oculus Rift and Vive) were coming out in 2016. In the two years since, we've seen slow but constant growth in both headset sales and the number of available games. In addition, the lineup of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is making room-scale VR with hand tracking more affordable than ever. Beat Saber is helping to push VR to arcades across the country and I really hope this is the time when VR makes it to the mainstream.

 No.1162

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"VR" headsets still kind of suck based on what I've tried. I'm waiting a few more generations till we get 8k resolutions at least, plus things like millimeter wave antennae built in for high bandwidth wireless. The SLAM they use could be updated as well, probably would make sense to use something like solid state lidar for that compared to the finicky webcam tracking systems they currently use.

Also, if this isn't too off topic, is anyone here interested in AR headsets as well as VR headsets? Magic leap recently finally started shipping their devkits, and while it's not anywhere near as good as the hype, it's a step up from the hololens in terms of FOV. Another generation or two of increased FOV and lighter weight and I could almost imagine using something like this to replace my phone.

 No.1165

I tried a VR headset once at a local convention five or so years ago but I got motion sickness from it.

 No.1172

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I have a rift and right now I've been playing a bunch of Vox Machinae and Pavlov. I got this thing back in January and I really enjoy all the games I got for this thing, even emulating some older gamecube games using it feels refreshing. As for my recommendations, Vox and Pavlov are both great if a little arcadey, Onward is an excelent milsim, Beatsaber with mods is a treat and will help you get your vr legs.



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 No.1106[Reply]

RIP Terry. For those of you who don't know, he was a schizophrenic programmer who wrote his own operating system from scratch. It was called TempleOS. He was known for being weird and saying funny and offensive things. He livestreamed a lot. He was banned from many different social media platforms.

At one point, he was writing software for TicketMaster machines, but his mental illness got the best of him and he had a mental breakdown and moved back in with his parents, living on disability income. He spent a decade making his operating system, but had fights with his parents and eventually became homeless. And now he's gone.

A genius like him had so much potential, if only he had gotten help for his mental health problems.

 No.1107

CIA black dragon rolls glow in the dark. You just run them over.

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 No.1108

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Rest in peace, Terry.

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Man, that sucks. It's been confirmed now, still a lot of unanswered questions though. What was he doing in front of a train? He was a devout christian, can't imagine him killing himself. There was also apparently some guy who was impersonating him and stealing dontion money, I don't know much about it. I guess it doesn't matter now, RIP Terry.

 No.1112

Rest In Peace, Christian Soldier.

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 No.1109[Reply]

4chan is #1 archenemy in South Korea

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Arrest of a man suspected of threatening to assassinate the US ambassador to Seoul
SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) - A 30-year-old man posted a message on the White House website on July 8, threatening to assassinate the US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, and he was arrested by the Seoul Police Agency (SMPA), it was reported this Friday.

This message of 10 lines, considered illogical and incoherent by the police, was also posted on the American Internet portal 4chan by this man.
Mark Lippert, the ambassador of the United States in South Korea
Mark Lippert, the ambassador of the United States in South Korea
The investigation began at the request of the Embassy of the United States in Korea on July 10 and the unit in charge of Internet-related investigations had led the IP address detection operation. Seoul police arrested the man on July 14 at his home.

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 No.227[Reply]

Battlestation thread!
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 No.991

>>990

I believe it is discord, probably.

 No.992

>>968
don't worry. it looks on a budget, but bretty comf.
>>989
could be comf, but yeah, terrible mess

 No.1050

I used to have a gaming PC. Built a really fast computer. Had a multi-monitor setup, lots of stuff around my desk, the works.

But I found that discouraged me from going out. Now, my battlestation is literally just a MacBook. I work on group programming projects with people on campus, or sometimes I work or study in the library or engineering building. It's much more liberating to move around instead of confining myself to a room. A room can feel like a prison.

Sure, a laptop is slower, not as upgradable, and more expensive for the same performance. No, I can't play games on it. But it encourages me to be more productive and social.

Just my two cents.

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Not really much.

 No.1059

>>1058
>vertical mouse
I like you.



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 No.333[Reply]

Have you ever messed with your school's wifi?
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 No.982

I never really did anything, but remember one time a teacher must have forgotten to log out of the admin account so this one kid had access to it, and of all the things he could have done all he did was install planetside 2. There were some wannabe skiddies in other classes which I heard rumor of but I don't think anything ever happened that was particularly entertaining.

 No.983

Kinda. For some unknown reason, the admins had it set up so that the first user to login to a machine after boot was able to run programs as admin. You could not run them normally, same as when you where logged in when ever, only as admin, which was very odd.

That spread, friends telling friends I got called in to the Headmasters office about 4 months after the initial find. Got praised for being such a 1337 ][4x0r. Moved on with life.

Later on, about a year later, the whole BT network for the northeast schools and libraries, and other public funded things of that nature went down (TOTALLY NOTHING TO DO WITH ME I SWEAR ON ME MUM RITE FOR LEGAL REASONS) for 2 days. I was dragged in because they thought my stupid admin bug was to blame, it was not. Even after that, it was not fixed for another 6 months or so. Making it a grand total of 1.5 years to change one setting.

10/10 best admins Wel and Mar**. Weather it was replacing projector remote batteries, or unblocking sites for food, they where your niggas.

 No.987

>>960
They only blocked account > account access attemts that came directly from the filesystem. Because every account that logged into a computer was downloaded onto said computers hard drive permanently (a really poor decision imo) the files were still avalible localy. However there was a bug by which I could proxy the local file/directory URL's through another program (internet explorer in my case) and bypass the admin prompt. That way I could copy to and from the users filesystem (but not delete or modify existing files) and it would update to the server on the next logout.

 No.988

>>987
Wow. It takes some serious retardation to decide to block stuff only in the file explorer, not actually by user account.

 No.1032

>>333
I have access to the network room on occasion at hs, last year i put a pi zero with 3 wifi cards on it and de-authed everything on the wifi. Long story short i tucked that little cocksucker behind the 2001 mainframe in there so it took em a few days to find.



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 No.697[Reply]

Hello everybody, I need a comfy place to talk about VNs. /vn/ on 4chan is filled with literal pedos who only talk about eroge, and I don't like Reddit's format enough to use r/visualnovels. So what have you all been reading lately? What are some great games that we've been missing out on?
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 No.790

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>>698
>>699
Juniper's Knot is a great little game, really good for a Western release. Love the music.

Still haven't read Narcissu, gosh, how useless…

I'm currently playing Karakara, which is another short one (4-6 hours I think). Light and silly but well-grounded, the tone starts to shift about halfway through. I'm enjoying it and interested to see where it will go. Also fully voice acted + has an option for both English and Japanese subtitles, which is a plus for my language studies.

You can pick it up for a dollar in this week's Humble Bundle along with a bunch of other light distractions. 18+ scenes require a separate purchase on Denpasoft, bought them on sale out of curiosity but I think they detract from the story.

 No.791

I'm currently reading Higurashi.
It's a bit strange, because in the past few years MangaGamer have released new translations for most (but not all, yet) chapters, which is supposedly the best way to read it. I've checked out both translations, and while the new is definitely better, there are still infrequent errors, like "strawberryt", "an classroom" and "gamering attention" instead of garnering attention. In neither translation do errors bother me, the writing is stellar, but it's strange to pick between which one you prefer now.
Otherwise, this is the comfiest horror I've experienced. Normally horror is treated all about lots of pressure on the reader, but this one spends lots of time getting you comfy and settled in, albeit to pull the rug out from under your feet later.
I'm not sure if that makes it sushiworthy. Horror is inherently uncomfy, but at the same time it can be very cosy too.

 No.794

>>790
That looks interesting. I've heard Kira Kira is good too, about girls forming a rock band. That one's next on my list once I have the cash for it.

 No.795

>What are some great games that we've been missing out on?
Basically everything, assuming you're only reading translations.

 No.798

The latest novel I read was - and I swear I am not trolling - Euphoria. (If someone doesn't know it, it's a guro nukige, so keep that in mind if you try googling it). I was really curious because a lot of people everywhere kept saying "holy shit, the story is actually really good", so I wanted to test it out.
I obviously had to skip like 3/4 of the novel not only because it was shocking at first, but because it's so over the top it get grating after a while and you just don't even care anymore.
The story was… Eh. It was okay, it had kind of a fun twist at the end that nobody can imagine. It's probably the best story you could find in a nukige ever, but I feel it doesn't justify having to ignore all of the crap (sometimes literal) they throw at you for like, 4-5 hours or something.

I do think the sprites for the girls are gorgeous. Nemu in particular is very beautifully drawn.

Anyway, I wanted to get into Kara no Shoujo, but I haven't had the time to actually sit down and play it. I love mysteries and horror.



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Product Name, or rather, *Software Merchandise* Object.
:: The FileSystem Desktop
A co-OS operating system that can live easiest on a usb disk image drive,
on a puppet provided OS bypassed freshpressed user interface logon.

With one folder for each OS type.
* WinDir
* MacAddressNumber
* Linux DISTRO DISCO
* BSD
* TempleOS (you're welcome, gentle sparrow)

(encrypted system patter, host virus system vaccine provided for)

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 No.746

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>>745
I'm not really schizophrenic though, as a baseline. I'm a schizoid, samish name quite different workings.
I do get kinda schizophrenish like when I have manic episodes though. Happens when under too much emotional or conceptual stress. Usually get it all out on paper or file though. Got boatloads of paper and file from all past episodes. A fair share is jumbled because I couldn't focus long enough on one thing to describe in enough detail. Hard to know what will be obvious or not when you come down to earth again. Figured last time that I could try sharing a toy idea that can't really hurt anyone, on here for fun, since I've never shared before.

But on the why, I figure it's because when you're already that far out and cut off from normative thinking, you're literally thinking outside the box. You don't have to step out of it, it's the other way around. You have to step inside the box to shape it in such a way that you can actually use it. Which is why most productive cases can speak at least somewhat coherently. Though most often there is something that kinda tips you off, and if they're a case that never comes down, they usually can't really focus on one subject enough to actually explain how it works.

Like I only fly up there every once in a while, and then all the scrap thoughts come through with the usable parts. But then when I come down I function like most others on a surface level, though I have an interesting mental life. Haven't had the motivation to actually use it though, because the current way of things "work". Even though they're inefficient and primal.

Like how we've become so dependent on tools that we've forgotten how powerful a mind can be. How much a brain can store. How you don't actually need anything to prototype with if you build it inside of you, like Tesla did. Fantasy can be used for more than imagining boobs if you only realise that, and you learn to use it again. Because filling a brain with so much preformed fantasy breaks the machine that can create them, and much of my prior mental capabilites as a child are scrawny because of that. Spending so many days letting the machine corrode and rust, feeding the fear of boredom instead with so many movies and games. Music and books feed the imagination though, they inspire. You have to imagine the words yourself.

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 No.747

>>746
Also, it's not really for attention like somebody said. Or that depends on how you say it. It's just that I don't have anyone I can speak to about this stuff. It gets very lonely sometimes, and during my last mania I had to get something out there. Like I have tried to bring up concepts with close friends without the mania clogging up the words, but they don't really grok.

So it gets lonely. And it would be nice with a coprocessor, a different view than your own. And that's kinda hard to find without attracting some kind of attention.

Like I could build a virtual cognitive assistant, like building a mind palace for mnemonics but instead shaping a function that helps me about, but that is still me. You wouldn't crave company and love any less because you had the genetic power to grow pussies instead of hands. It'd just be a way nicer hand to jerk off with, and we already have pocket pussies so it'd be quite inefficient to sacrifice a hand just for the sake of fucking yourself literally.

 No.750

>>747
>hand pussies
Would the womb continue into your arm or would there be a womb-shaped bump at the back of your palm? This is very unsettling.

 No.751

>>750
That's a great question actually. Then we get into real weird territory though, if the hand pussies are actually fertile, would it be super-incest? And can you actually inseminate eggs with the same DNA as your sperm?

As for the anatomy, I'd say it makes the most sense if it just that the womb is contained in the forearm, ovaries further up in the upper arm. It would put less stress to carry a child as well as long as you had support for the weight, because all of your organs aren't shifted around as per usual pregnancy.

(fun fact: A large ratio of the size of a pregnant belly is actually just from the constipation of having your intestines pushed around from their usual orientation. The nice things you get to know when a friend of yours gets pregnant.)

 No.752

>>751
I concede the forearm placement.
Additionally, it should be specified that, for the ease of fucking, it should be placed so the normally upper part of the opening is closer to the fingers.
The womb needs to go slanted and be mostly above the back of the arm (the same side as the back of the hand).
This way, you won't have to bow down too much while doing the deed and it will allow you to stimulate the clit and testicles at the same time comfortably.

The only problem now is what to do with finger bones. I say remove middle and ring fingers entirely.

Now I am actually hoping that some bioengineer makes this possible.



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 No.683[Reply]

I've been looking around recently for good programs to stream radio stations and music in the background outside of my browser. Looking for something lightweight and is still supported by developers. If you do, what are you using and what are some great features it has?
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 No.695

>>687
Same here. And if you don't want the GUI you can use the command "mpv link/file –no-video".

 No.696

While not super light weight (sat at 200~ MB of ram listening to a flac song) I use clementine. It's got lots of features and if you like your internet radio it's got loads of lists of them built in and obviously you can add your own. You can also have back ground sounds in it, rain, star trek ship noise, cats and hypno toad. Tbh there isn't much it doesn't make nice and convenient. I'd say it's well worth a look.

 No.700

I use mpg123, just open a terminal with it on tty7 usually and let it play. Then you can also make a script-daemon that responds to keycombinations to play the next probably wanted track.

At least I did, only I lost the source code for it. But it was comfy as a blanket. Never had to think about choosing music again since the daemon did the job. Got very efficient since some songs were bound to work time tempo and set a mood for something like 'get things done feelin' efficiency.

 No.701

>>700
Since it is only based on having a neural net live in a binary state matrice. With cog pushbuttons.
Too bad CogFS will get delayed.

Because you know you can call sbcl as –script

 No.705

I don't listen to radio or podcasts, cmus is my choice. Dirt light, fast, comfortable after accustoming to the hotkeys. It just plays music.



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 No.655[Reply]

what are some cool looking websites you guys frequent? the only one i could think of was systemspace.link and thats down unfortunately :(

pic unrelated
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 No.685

>>684
never understood this site
wtf is it

 No.689

>>685
just music and cool pictures. you could say it's
AESTHETIC

 No.690

>>655
http://angusnicneven.com/
don't know why no one has posted this yet

 No.694

Always good for those cyberpunk needs, http://jinteki.industries/index.html



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