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Ubuntu LTS Survey Anonymous 12/17/2019 (Tue) 18:20:42 No.1105 [Reply]
Canonical is doing a survey for their next LTS release. Tell them what you think! Be sure to include all your FLOSS autism.

No, because Canonical have already decided that they are a Cloud-focused distro for deployment on Azure and AWS. Fuck off with proprietary snap crap.

ARM Anonymous 01/06/2020 (Mon) 14:27:53 No.1273 [Reply]
Why is it so hard to find decent ARM boards? All I want is a low power ZFS server, but I can't find a motherboard to suit my needs. Does anyone actually have a good ARM motherboard?
For the most part, there's no real development into the desktop ARM space because A. consumer desktops are dying outside of hobbyists B. ARM research since it's advent has been focused on low-power machines, usually mobile machines. Perhaps when the concept of non-hobbyist desktop PC boards die, there can be a space. Your best bet right now for ARM computer with most things setup is with Pine64. They provide fairly good sbcs, compared to the fruit shit, and although they mostly focus on mobile devices, you could try your hand at running your ZFS server on it. AFAIK FreeBSD doesn't run on them right now.
i was thinking about picking up the MACCHIATObin Double Shot. It has 10 gig network and 3 sata ports. Other then lacking sata ports it seems like it'll do the job. is it a dumb idea to add a USB HDD in a zpool with SATA drives?
ARM boards are shit because of nonstandard boot firmware (openfirmware/u-boot/EFI/BIOS tier bootstrap firmware). A good ARM system is the beaglebone black, since it can be booted without the video decoder firmware, and it is widely supported due to industrial use. The raspi is also popular but frankly you already know both are flawed. For a ZFS server, find a device that is explicitly compatible with a standard FreeBSD or FreeNAS image. It may be better to buy a new or used atom board, since they follow the EFI standard, and some have ECC support, which adds another layer of protection to your filesystem.

Work more and get less paid 12/29/2019 (Sun) 18:32:45 No.1206 [Reply]
Christopher Lemmer Webber Social Justice warrior, banished FSF board member, W3C member, and creator of the ActivityPub protocol thinks that Programmers should plan for lower pay. https://octodon.social/@cwebber/103392024080584687
>>1206 Did you click the link of his citation?

How to into "webdev"? Anonymous 08/25/2019 (Sun) 13:17:53 No.36 [Reply]
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has gained the interest of making or running their own imageboard because of the 8ch incident. But how do you actually do it?

Anyone can install node.js and start fucking around, or do what a minecraft port forwarding tutorial tells you to, but if you want to be serious about this stuff you need to actually understand what you're doing and why you're doing it. What if your server stops working properly and the problem isn't "it crashed"? You'd have no idea what to do because you just installed some shit without understanding them and their roles. How do you learn how this stuff works? Are there any good books on it or something? What keywords should you put into a search engine in order to find the right stuff?
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Learn IPFS, will you? At least contribute to something that is worth your time.
>learn this obscure esoteric uncontrollable file torrenting system, that'll help you make websites
GTFO Pajeet
>>1125 He's right though, are there any browsers that ship with IPFS?
I actually started fucking about with this recently too, >>577 has the right idea. >rent a cheap VPS or set up your own server at home >install whatever distro you want and nginx/apache >muck about with it 'till you git gud Be careful with cheap VPS servers though, lots of shitty chink companies will just take your payments for the year and leave a few months later, which is exactly what happened to the owner of /sp/chan and also me. I'm messing with an FCGI project in C, I'll post in the project thread once I'm done. >>1125 Anon, stop being a cock slurping faggot for a second. It doesn't make any sense to learn an unstable and possibly worthless alternative to something if you aren't well versed in what it's supposed to be an alternative to in the first place. Out of curiosity, have you followed your own advice? I don't mean that in a snarky way--what is working with IPFS like?

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Reiser5 In Development Anonymous 12/31/2019 (Tue) 14:55:25 No.1218 [Reply]
https://marc.info/?l=reiserfs-devel&m=157780043509663&w=2 ReiserFS isn't dead unlike Reiser's Wife
>>1218 You mean MurderFS?
>>1218 The fact there's still madlads out there continuing to develop and maintain this obscure wife murdering file system instead of sucking Redhat's dick to get it renamed and mainlined after all these years is somewhat admirable. Is it any good though?

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He's back baby Anonymous 12/27/2019 (Fri) 14:34:39 No.1197 [Reply]
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GNU-FSF-Relationship-Ideas >FSF throws RMS under the bus, removes him from power >Still the head of GNU >GNU takes over FSF >Makes the FSF do their accounting/bitch-work He won boys
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We did it reddit!
>>1197 >He won boys Nothing is donned until the people who participated in this persecution have either understood the insanity of their actions or have either being thrown out of their communities. Relevant comment: https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/phoronix/general-discussion/1148130-gnu-maintainers-seeking-greater-transparency-clear-procedures-from-the-fsf?p=1148506#post1148506 >Ludovic Courtès, Andy Wingo, Carlos O’Donell, Andreas Enge and Mark Wielaard We can note that there are less people in this than the initial GUIX post. https://web.archive.org/web/20191007155242/https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-statement-on-the-gnu-project/ I can only suppose that some of them have seen that they have been tricked.
Reminder to send your emails to the FSF telling them you disagree with how they handled this whole situation.
>>1210 No thanks, I'll just not donate this year.
>>1211 Let them know why you won't donate. It'll mean more if you specifically point to RMS and say you'll continue to withhold donations until they stop it with this shit.

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Anonymous 12/22/2019 (Sun) 01:19:49 No.1151 [Reply]
https://usa.piratesparty.org/ Alright. These guys are going to be very pro-privacy, technologically literate, anti-copyright la—the site’s SSL is deprecated, it’s filled with shit javascript, and it has one of those “Fuck you, accept the cookies” banners along the bottom. Dear lord what the hell happened with this dumpster fire? Isn't this supposed to be the pirate party? What the fuck?
>>1151 Well, nevermind on the SSL thing, since I checked yesterday it's up to date now, but still.
>>1151 > trusting pinkos > ever
>>1194 It honestly looks more like a pathetic attempt from UKians to reverse-intervene than a glowing group, but whatevs, nothing relevant to /tech/ around there. If in some years it manages to push some anti-copyright measures or something, then it will deserve another check
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The site freezes up my browser for a good 30 seconds until the browser kills the scripts on the page.

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Advent of Code is coming Anonymous 11/13/2019 (Wed) 01:06:13 No.698 [Reply] [Last]
We're 20 days out, which is clearly not enough time for 8kun/tech/ to come back.
20 days out is also about as much preparation as you'd need to use Advent of Code to learn a new language. So:
1. are you competing this year?
2. what language(s) are you going to use?
3. where are you going to talk about the puzzles?
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7 hours remaining. You better have completed all of days 1-24 or you're not getting your last star tomorrow!
10 more minutes, and I'll be free from this LARPfest
>Unrecognized command My intcode machine is fucking broken.
Do you really solve day 18 with dumb BFS on the grid? I feel like there should be an elegant solution involving graph transformations or straight up linear programming, but I'm just too brainlet to see it.
>>1180 >dumb BFS At the very least, you can preprocess the grid and add a few heuristics to get a pseudo-A* running far faster than plain BFS. There shouldn't be a faster solution than that, since the problem statement boils down to a modified Traveling Salesman.

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Help save RMS and Free Software Anonymous 11/02/2019 (Sat) 06:11:07 No.589 [Reply]
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threres a new fad game out, ai dungeon. its run on google servers so im not gonna touch it, but its a text based game where the AI is telling the story. i hear its popular on cuck/v/, and guess what they did with it? the AI learns from inputs and they turned it into a porn text adventure. "trollish" obscenity, very uncreative.
Where is the god damn source code then? we can actually use it to resurrect Tay if the code exists, like necromancy... technomancy.
I dunno. You can download an offline version of the ai, but its very resource heavy
It's correct, go read on his blog spooge drinker, its all there

But it's not

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Old /tech/ thread Anonymous 10/12/2019 (Sat) 05:06:34 No.450 [Reply]
Finally got that mac mini hdd issue sorted, so might as well make this thread. Any recommendations for osx 10.4 software? Anything I had on there is pretty much gone now.
I was stuck with an old G4 PPC a decade back and a lot of people switched over to Ubuntu because of the lack of updates to software and to 10.4 in the PPC Mac world.

You already know about the TenFourFox browser that tries to keep an updated version of Firefox working on that platform, I'd take a look at what the people using and developing that have to recommend.
If I had a Mac like that I'd probably run OS 9 on it. Mac OS 7-9 had a charme nothing can compare to. I'm not sure if there is any browser that really supports current websites on OS 9. If someone knows a good browser I may try it out in an emulator, sadly I don't have a real oldworld Mac anymore.
That'd work if it wasn't for the borked PPC radeon drivers. Both I and that anon from the 8chan retro threads have had crash issues that only go away when switching to framebuffer/software mode.
Unfortunately OS 9 isn't really an option on that machine. It may be able to run things through the classic environment- but I have an iMac G3 for that.

As for browsers, classilla appears to be the best option that Mac OS 9 has.
>Old /tech/ thread
>OP unaware of entire board made for this

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