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In the interest of building a proper science and technology board, more superficial threads like the desktop and battlestation threads have been moved to /r/. We would like to encourage more serious discussion of science and mathematics. Please don't let the URI of the board stop you from making great threads on these topics. Thank you.

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On September 16, 2019, Richard M. Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, resigned as president and from its board of directors.
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I have no idea which articles did you read but the one on Vice was simply a lie.


What part of it was a direct quote are you failing to process


Early in the thread, Stallman insists that the “most plausible scenario” is that Epstein’s underage victims were “entirely willing” while being trafficked.
Stallman in the emails:
We can imagine many scenarios, but the most plausible scenario is that she presented herself to him as entirely willing.
Where "him" refers to Minsky.

If you can't see the difference between claiming that she was "entirely willing" and that she was coerced by Epstein into presenting herself to Minsky as if she was "entirely willing", I can only recommend repeating primary school.


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If he had retired normally, it would be another story. This will only create division.
I can't trust GNOME nor Software Freedom Conservancy anymore and I'm dubious about FSF now.


This, literally we have to put these quotes back into context otherwise because people simply will not do it by themselves. Even if they do go out an verify what he said, for some reason they have a mental override that prevents them from understanding what the words even mean. I really hate to say it, but this entire issue of misunderstanding and witch hunting seems to stem from the LGBTQ community.

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I miss forum boards.

There are places like Reddit and imageboards of course but good old forums like the ones made in phpBB or Invision or whatever are the best for me.

I grew up with them and it's just not the same. I like how everything is categorized into topics and subforums and it just makes it easy to make or find a subject you want to talk about. Then there's that unique sense of community that it's really hard to find on a subreddit for example.

They're being more and more trumped by social soykaf, Reddit, and lately Discord servers, so they're not as widespread as they used to be in the past.

Does Alice still uses them in current year ? Not necessarily tech-related, just post whatever you're subscribed into.
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> You either were too young or are blinded by nostalgia.
> The mods are arrogant little fucks, some kind of paleo-youtubers

You inadvertently just revealed how young you are yourself.


Your inherently retarded.

Mods on the only thing that keeps community's from turning to complete soykaf.


I dislike the fact that you can't delete your posts or account. Sure, forum culture and communities are better than Reddit (everything is better than Reddit), but their technology is still ancient.


Forums are bothersome with signing up for accounts. Even when I think to post on phpfreaks or everydaysewing or vinyl engine forums, I always sigh with the thought of even attempting to post. Imageboards are nice in a sense that you don't need any account, you can just submit your thoughts instantly sans barrier of entry.


Reddit has a really fast and easy sign up whoch is its first attraction as a forum. But the main thing with reddit is that with the aggregate style of posting its a lot like a chan where threads die over time. Mix this in with voting and suddenly you have what is essentially a chan style forum but where users self moderate.

Its really good for small communities but the raw democracy ends up fucking things up even without the unabated homosexuality that is the average redditor

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Hi /tech/, I don't usually browse this board but I think this is the most appropriate place to ask this. You see, I'm using windows at the moment of posting this but I wonder if there's and alternative more emphasized towards arts/music? I was mostly curious about Unix bc of desktop layouts like pic related, so, should I change? should I stay in Windows? Other alternatives you might know?
As you see, I'm not very versed in operating systems and computer things so I'll need a hand in this
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David Revoy is a relatively well known artist who is known for his devout usage of free software following an episode where Adobe fucked him over. His writings and tutorials might be of interest.
Krita is a pretty competent piece of software these days. GIMP is not and never will be. The device support on GNU/Linux is pretty lacking, and audio is a total mess if you're trying to produce music. But it's not at all impossible. If you want to do it on GNU/Linux, I'd use Ubuntu or Fedora because they have the best support in general. And I'd probably stick with a normal desktop environment instead of a riced out window manager.


Hi OP here, although I made this for arts in general but do you have anything more specifically on music?


You might want to look around here:


>Krita is a pretty competent piece of software these days. GIMP is not and never will be.
I don't agree with you on the last point. The purpose of GIMP isn't the same as Kritas, Krita is great for digital drawing, GIMP I agree isn't. But in other regards I think is a competent piece of software. It is true it doesn't cover every aspect of digital art software like Photoshop does for example (eg. drawing) but that doesn't make it incompetent to my eyes.


>People doing serious art stuff
>what art people need
Hey, drop your idea of "serious art".
Choosing not to use the fanciest tools doesn't make someone less of an artist.

I'm not saying OP should use FOSS, but it would depend on what exactly they want from their machine,
which they haven't really specified.

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I'm most likely not as well versed in technology as you all, but I recently switched to ubuntu and it was an amazing decision. Any ideas on what I should do now?
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anyone with sense uses xubuntu…


Early ubuntu did some things out of the box before anyone else did, helping many enjoy their first time on linux instead of "oh wow this sucks i'm out bye".

It is the distro equivalent of the that one nice person in the club who isn't too good with the activity but is very kind and makes you stay until you get to know what the club is about.


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Learn the UNIX tools quickly and mould your computing experience to what you want to do. A computer is a tool to achieve the ends you want, and as a good tool it must do its actions with as little impediment as possible to you.



don't listen to fags trying to make you install $distro, learn what you have first - coreutils, grep, awk, sed, ssh, all that good stuff


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What do you use a computer for now? What do you want to use a computer for? Can't recommend you much.

This is good. I would add a terminal multiplexer to that list. Tmux. Add any $EDITOR of your choosing. Vim is my go to but Emacs is fine as well. Knowing older editors comes in handy. Know the basic of ed/red/ex/ee.

Learning how processes work/communicate in C is a good idea. Plenty of learning resources on Github. It's first year CS stuff.

Know the basic of systemd. Getting an Arch install up and running is surely to teach you the basic. Write a systemd .service file. It gets a lot of hate but it is valuable software.

Anyone with sense knows you shouldn't trust Canonical.

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Do you goes think getting a second computer specifically for working. No GPU only CPU is a good idea?

I have a powerful pc currently, but I always go back to gaming.

Just turned 24 on 02/02 and 8 months into my first programmer position. Just Trying to get my soykaf together.
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Assuming you know to get a cpu with integrated graphics, then my answer is yes I think it's a fantastic idea. Personally, I don't have much experience pertaining to your question, but have seen the opinions already expressed in this thread echoed around the net quite a few times, in different capacities / pertaining to different subjects.

There seems to be this concept of compartmentalizing different areas of your life into work home social whatever whatever, and I often see people speak of seeing increased efficiency or focus. Someone in some thread somewhere said something about the separation between work and play to be crucial. Again, no personal experience in the area.


Have you considered a dual boot or vm ? These are less extreme ways to get a new environment for work that help increase the effort/friction to get away from your work.



In my experiences VM is wonderful, but it's to easy to switch back to your desktop. dual booting is wonderful because hard drive are cheap as it can be, but with newer hardware soykaf can happen.


Use an OS that's a PITA to game on. (Net|Open)BSD


>Do you goes think getting a second computer specifically for working. No GPU only CPU is a good idea?
Sure, why not. Assuming you're doing web or mobile dev.

I have a few desktop/laptops I dev on frequently. Two ThinkPads, HP laptop, MacBook, big desktop at home. Mostly use the ThinkPads. Unfortunately have to open the MacBook for iOS dev often.

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I hear the first place to start is with the compTIA A+ but also a few detractors , which is it?

My plans for after that are hen compTIA network+, then Linux+, Lpic-1, and last Lpic-2.
please tell me if this is the right order to become a gnu/Linux system admin.


There isnt a correct order.

Assuming your goal is to get a job as a sysadmin, my advice is this: look at jobs near where you want to work, and see if you cant find openings that look appealing to you, and see what these ask for or suggest is a plus. Maybe its Linux+, maybe its RHCSA. But whatever it is, maybe its better to try getting that first.

In the meantime, you dont need a cert to start applying places. If you have knowledge and experience, try to make it clear. Throw together a github or a blog to show your projects, and start sending resumes out. You might get lucky.

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Software groups such as cat -v and suckless, often seen as too elitist have great ideas and stances with some warrant that I can get behind. The use of minimal software, portability, and security are ideas I try to apply when I can and hope it catching on.

>Cat -v

The notorious site amoung programmers. Known for calling many of the popular standards, languages, platforms, software to be harmful. And what they consider good might seem unreasonable to expect usage.

simple, minimal and usable. We believe this should become the mainstream philosophy in the IT sector. Unfortunately, the tendency for complex, error-prone and slow software seems to be prevalent in the present-day software industry.

Designing simple and elegant software is far more difficult than letting ad-hoc or over-ambitious features obscure the code over time. However one has to pay this price to achieve reliability and maintainability.

Many (open source) hackers are proud if they achieve large amounts of code, because they believe the more lines of code they’ve written, the more progress they have made. The more progress they have made, the more skilled they are. This is simply a delusion.

Most hackers actually don’t care much about code quality. Thus, if they get something working which seems to solve a problem, they stick with it. If this kind of software development is applied to the same source code throughout its entire life-cycle, we’re left with large amounts of code, a totally screwed code structure, and a flawed system design. This is because of a lack of conceptual clarity and integrity in the development process.

Code complexity is the mother of bloated, hard to use, and totally inconsistent software. With complex code, problems are solved in suboptimal ways, valuable resources are endlessly tied up, performance slows to a halt, and vulnerabilities become a commonplace. The only solution is to scrap the entire project and rewrite it from scratch.
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They probably expect you to read it yourself. In a sense, you're the crypto signature


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>Well, the point is quite moot now, no?
Not really. It seems that defaults to plain unencrypted http, if one isn't running an extension like HTTPS Everywhere. The site's operators are apparently too incompetent to add a secure redirect.



Sites should fail gracefully, what if I'm using a browser without an ssl implementation?


>Sites should fail gracefully, what if I'm using a browser without an ssl implementation?
Then I'd ask to borrow your time machine, as you're obviously new to this century.


301 redirects of http to https are bloat
t. suckless autists probably



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I have a confession to make. I use discord. I have for months, it's a really bad habit.

I use it to keep up / chat with old internet friends I met on anime forums and sites. I don't want to lose them just yet, they're almost the only friends I have, and the only people I talk to on a daily basis.

But I want to get more into irc. In the coming months I am finally going to say goodbye to discord, because I just can't have that soykaf on my computer any longer. Does anyone know some /comfy/ irc rooms? Any topic is fine, just looking for a community I can join when I give discord the axe.

Pic unrelated, have a (soykafty) vector I made of lain
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no way that bullsoykaf becomes a thing


that is a nice vector, it is certainly not soykaf


>XMPP/OTR does not support end-to-end encrypted group chats.

BULL! I use OMEMO in XMPP mucs every day.


>>1128 is a pretty comfy matrix room.


they're right though, OTR (v3) doesn't support e2ee group chats, that's why you use OMEMO

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Tell me about the open source hardware projects you guys find interesting, think they have potential or have contributed to.
I'll start : Some time ago I heard about the Zet CPU, it was an attempt to make a clone of the x86 but they haven updated since 2013, it's sad that happend


i find the librem 5 interesting. also, there was the socalfreenet that made better wifi networks with solar panels.

isn't x86 bad? people are all like x86, muh 64 bit but i dont see a difference, ive only heard bad things about them from professional sources.


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I like the HiFive1:

It's a development board featuring the Freedom E310, an open RISC-V microcontroller. They try to be as open as possible, but it's still not 100% since that is just not possible today. For some more details on this see:




PowerPC was pretty underrated IMO. Wish development continued on those.


You can buy a POWER-based workstation right now if you want (TALOS). Sure it's more expensive than x86 cause it's a niche product, but it exists.

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