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/t/ech Questions and Support Anonymous 04/25/2020 (Sat) 07:16:43 No. 3 [Reply] [Last]
Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.
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I have an issue with an absolute fuckton of my video files, a few song files corrupting themselves, and couple RAR files somehow. My 1tb and 2tb external drives have had almost all of these files from before 2016 and a handful of 2017 things corrupted. My question being how did this happen and is there anyway to recover these files? I have unplugged the drives without ejecting it in windows like you're supposedly supposed to and I also have has a few instances of power going out, these are the only things i can think of that maybe could do this but I've never heard of this actually happening.

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Consumer Advice Anonymous 04/25/2020 (Sat) 07:18:24 No. 4 [Reply] [Last]
Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.
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>>839 This is a question I have asked myself a lot over the years, and I don't have a good answer. In short, you need something produced no later than the mid-90's, after which point manufacturers stopped trying to innovate and started trying to go cheaper. They stopped dumping money into R&D and fancy components. Japan started their economic slump. You'll want something old, bulky, and Japanese. There is no gold standard player that I am aware of, and if it exists then enthusiast forums and collectors have probably made them scarce. Just have to troll eBay for some good finds.

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/t/ - Technology Codexx ##Swi7Z6 04/25/2020 (Sat) 07:10:33 No. 2 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/ - ∞chan's technology board. Please check the rules before you post: https://8chan.moe/rules.js?boardUri=t Looking for hardware or software recommendations? Check out the InstallGentoo Wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/ /tech/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics. /tech/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site. We have stickies for that. Keep those kinds of posts in there. For tech support, software recommendations, and other questions that don't warrant their own thread, please use the '/tech/ Questions and Support' sticky. For consumer advice, please use the consumer advice sticky located below. For tech support/issues with computers: https://startpage.com/ or https://ixquick.com (i.e., fucking Google it) https://stackexchange.com/

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20GB Intel leak Anonymous 08/06/2020 (Thu) 23:49:03 No. 884 [Reply]
Some internal stuff from Intel leaked recently, with the leaker mentioning more to come. Contents of this leak (according to the leaker): >Intel ME Bringup guides + (flash) tooling + samples for various platforms >Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Reference Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with full history) >Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader stuff)) SOURCES >Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms >Various Intel Development and Debugging Tools >Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms >Various roadmaps and other documents >Binaries for Camera drivers Intel made for SpaceX >Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform >(very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos >Intel Trace Hub + decoder files for various Intel ME versions >Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code >Some Verilog stuff for various Xeon Platforms, unsure what it is exactly. >Debug BIOS/TXE builds for various Platforms >Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip) >Intel Snowridge / Snowfish Process Simulator ADK

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>>884 Intel's really been fucking up huh?
>>884 We're gonna get 100 new impossible to patch vulnerabilities within the week aren't we?

Programming Thread: Up and Running Edition Anonymous 04/27/2020 (Mon) 19:03:16 No. 9 [Reply] [Last]
Hey Anon, Learn to Code! There's a bunch of free resources for learning to program. Come here to ask for advice or to discuss current projects. Download the complete Gentooman's Library: https://g.sicp.me/books/ Visit MIT OpenCourseware on (((YouTube))) https://www.youtube.com/user/MIT Or take one of these free online courses being offered by universities right now: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/free-courses-top-cs-universities/
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>>852 Ah damn I completely read over the last part. Microsoft is trying to push cross platform with .NET Core, and usage of it is growing in the (loonix) server space. The traditional .Net framework is still focused on Windows development. About C++ development, you shouldn't feel discouraged about learning it if you don't feel there is demand. There certainly is but its likely less than times past since the current programming world has a heavy lean to web development.
>>852 From what I have seen in job postings, C# programmers are also expected to work with various Microsoft Windows technologies. I don't remember the names of those technologies, but I did not even bother applying to those jobs, because I figure they would also make you use Windows as your work OS. I am working as a Java Pajeet, but at least they let me set up my own computer myself.
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Someone on another thread mentioned wt, a C++ library to create webpages. I decided to give it a try and I ended up making a very simple imageboard proof of concept to learn the ropes. It's very interesting though still a bit constrained in some regards, I really hope they continue improving it. One thing I noticed and was surprised by is that somehow this thing does not need javascript to update the DOM. I can make a post and the post is appended to the page correctly even without javascript enabled. Also because of how the library works a thread update timer would not be necessary because the server could just update your browser's page in realtime when a new post is submitted. Overall kind of exciting man. Wish I had a server to play around with for shenanigans. >>868 What's the typical setup for Java development on Linux? What programs are required and what's the typical workflow?

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Open Source Licenses Anonymous 08/05/2020 (Wed) 18:17:15 No. 865 [Reply]
What licenses do you anons use? I use personally like BSD 3
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wtfpl or public domain. anything else is hypocrisy.
>>871 Public domain is not a thing in some countries.
>>873 Permissive Use and Public Domain allow corporations to exploit your work without attribution or anything to compel them to do likewise. Copyleft is a necessity, not because it's ideal (public domain would be ideal in a world where copyright law wasn't so broken) but because the system is the way it is we much "infect" it until there's a legal obligation to release everything. GPL is great but the AGPL patches a pretty significant loophole with regards to hosted content. As more services shift to "web apps", the AGPL has become a critical underused tool to force code disclosures.

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UNBLOAT THE INTERNET Anonymous 05/17/2020 (Sun) 18:26:32 No. 105 [Reply]
here is some GOPHER tools https://bitbucket.org/SSS8555/ G6 documentation: https://bitbucket.org/SSS8555/acid/downloads/G6_project.7z Link for normies: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85198 ------------ plans to implement on G6 protocol: 1. requests for line ranges (DONE) 2. CRC32 in requests to prevent sending filest in cache http://mdfs.net/Info/Comp/Comms/CRC32.htm 3. bookmarks for specific lines and link to them 4. requests for line ranges relative a bookmark (DONE) 5. user filling forms (DONE) 6. LOW-END G6-BROWSER FOR COMPUTERS WITH 15KB MEMORY (DONE) 105. server side text formating for different video modes/devices 106. PICTURES IN TEXT?

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>>179 >www >protocol
>>179 >>761 Nowadays even many normal client/server applications use http and rest because it's easy and formulaic to implement it this way.
>>761 >>775 >no arguments

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E Readers Anonymous 07/10/2020 (Fri) 04:26:33 No. 608 [Reply]
Hello anons, I've been looking for a good ereader to replace my 3rd gen kindle and it'd be good to have a thread to discuss them in general. I've considered devices that are supported by Openinkpot, although they're limited to about 3 devices. Anyone have experience with open ink pot devices?
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>>811 As I said, neither do I. >>812 I will grant you that given we're talking about modern devices, many ereaders run android now, but as was posted previously, there are those that do not. You don't have an option to have a cellular device that doesn't triangulate your ass at every step. However you're moving the goalpost, my point is there is utility for a device made specifically for e reading. I do read technical documents and text books on my computer but an ereader is nice for say fiction. I think we should just leave it here and stop shitting up the thread.
>>815 >my point is there is utility for a device made specifically for e reading Yeah but only if you don't already carry any other portable goyshit around. I can agree on that.
>>821 The benefit is easier reading. Staring at a glowing screen is harsher on your eyes and offers no real benefits when out and about. And battery life is a concern. Something that lasts all week versus something that you need to keep plugged-in. That being said, I have mostly shed other devices, so I find it useful regardless.

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Invidious development halting Anonymous 08/01/2020 (Sat) 22:22:29 No. 826 [Reply]
https://omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-from-open-source https://archive.fo/78QBm https://web.archive.org/web/20200801221530/https://omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-from-open-source Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host. The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward. At the time of this writing, the main Invidious instance has roughly 35,000 users. It's difficult for me to even begin to think of those as actual people, and not just a number. At that level, the amount of feedback I receive, which I would consider rather small in comparison to others I've seen, is overwhelming. It's demoralizing not being able to respond to all of it properly. Even more so when I've received something that deserves an involved response, but I haven't had the time to reply, which counter-intuitively means the best comments are least likely to receive any response. To echo antirez: it's crushing not being able to be "there" for people. Lately, I've felt myself withdraw much more in return. For any project though, especially something that requires maintanence, it's difficult to actually "unplug" and mentally recharge. Turning off notifications has helped, but it's definitely taken its toll. For any project of a certain size, it's more important for the lead to be a manager more than a developer. As an example, it's mostly well-known that Linus Torvalds hardly does any coding anymore. At that point working on a side-project becomes a job, and not one I particularly enjoy. If I had known that I would've ended up in that position on a passion project, I'm curious if I would have made it open-source, or started working on it at all. In either case, I consider myself extremely lucky to have people that can manage the project in future, and can only imagine what it would be like for someone without that luxury. I can't help shake the feeling that somewhere, the software I use is being developed solely by volunteers who would rather quit, but don't have the ability to say "no". This post has been delayed for that very reason, especially when so many people have given so much, and I feel they deserve a proper goodbye. At this point though, I can't find the strength to leave on better terms. I don't want this to read like I somehow feel underappreciated or underpaid. I'm not motivated by praise or money. After working on the same thing for three years, I'm just tired and ready to move on.

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The original founder is just stepping away from developing, invidious is not going likely away anytime soon.
>>826 The development is not halting, some other guy took over. He said he won't contribute much but will do code review, which is 100% of what project leaders do anyway, so it shouldn't be that bad.
>>840 Google's been known to break shit like youtube-dl and other apps like NewPipe. Usually it's a simple fix, but someone's gotta do it.

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User-respecting websites Anonymous 07/01/2020 (Wed) 14:17:12 No. 546 [Reply]
Are there any notable websites left that would respect the user's right even to some degree? My criteria are quite simple: 1. The website must not require javascript to work properly. It's fine to have extra functionality that requires javascript, but the main purpose of the site should be implemented without requiring javascript. 2. The website must allow Tor users and other proxy users. 3. The website must not require the user to give his name, address, phone number or any other identifying detail. In other words, the website must allow pseudo-anonymity. I can think of very few such websites: 1. cock.li allows you to create e-mail addresses, although the webmail doesn't work, but you can use your own e-mail client instead. 2. Some smaller imageboards work. 3. Search engines like duckduckgo and sometimes Startpage work. Although Startpage has been more frustrating lately. A lot of forums require registration, which is not new, but nowadays they require the user to pass google recaptcha v3, which does not work at all without javascript, and even with javascript it often just gives a never-ending list of traffic lights. invidio.us works without javascript, but the comment section doesn't really work, and you obviously cannot upload videos that way. Bitchute allows you to watch videos if you already have the channel URL and do some RMB+Q magic, but the main page is practically unusable without javascript, and registration requires recaptcha v3. None of the social media sites fit the criteria, obviously.
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These are cool no logs image hosts https://cockfile.com/ https://coinsh.red/ (has a tor link as well)
>>664 That's just there to keep the nu/pol/ babies away. If your offended good, gtfo. altkike is retarded.
>>823 >cockfile theres another filehost to add to my script.

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LaTeX Anonymous 06/02/2020 (Tue) 08:35:25 No. 334 [Reply] [Last]
Although not entirely in the spirit of /t/, let's talk a bit about this typesetting tool. What do you use it for? Do you like using it? Encountering any problems? What program do you use? I mainly use it for my academic reports, since it works very well with formulae and chemical reactions. Anything else would be an abstract horror, so to say. I have been using TeXworks+JabRef, and have mostly been satisfied with the results - except for the occasional hiccup like the formula above. The only drawback is that there is not a proper dark theme, so it gets a little straining on the eyes sometimes.
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Using katex. Had to \mathbb some shit, otherwise mostly has what I want out of the box
>>807 >>808 I'd rather use pdfs because when I cite things with regular page numbers even the actual grandpas won't complain about it. Otherwise epub would be more convenient for reading, yeah.
>>820 If you cite it by using copy and paste, I can just copy and paste your citation into the search function and thus find the point, you took it from.


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