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Okay, so I understand putting many hours of time and effort into learning programming languages, math, even command line scripting can be useful for getting a job. All these things can be named 'skills' because they provide marketable utility. But what usefulness is acquired by sinking many countless hours into learning some difficult to use distro like gentoo or other obscure hard to use linux distors? What real and useful marketable skills are gained from this?
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>>74813505
Yes but, couldn't you learn how to use linux for a job without spending hours and hours on gentoo?
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>>74813540
Going through the installation process and try to understand it will give you more confident when using linux, like you understand what's happening in your system. The install Gentoo meme isn't just a meme because Gentoo is hard to install, it's because if you could install Gentoo then you wouldn't need to make those stupid questions in the first place.
You will also get more familiar with CLI which is really useful in both putting it in your resume and doing other tech stuff.
Beside like I said, I find it fun and can spend hours on it.
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>>74813339
I started using gentoo in 2008 as a complete loonix newb as well as my first distro.
it helped to just learn the file system structure, how to the whole Xorg ecosystem, how to setup basic stuff manually (e.g. network via wpa-suppliant, dns resolution, dhcp, file system table via fstab etc..), choose your init system: openrc > systemd, how to build your own kernel, know exactly which daemon starts where I know I need it, how to debug and fix errors by yourself or know how to ask the right question to find a solution, if you fuck it badly up how to use chroot to unfuck it?
besides that if you don't globally unmask all unstable packages the distro will unironically never break (I had 1 emerge break after all those years). rather unmask specific packages if you need bleeding edge.
I see arch users who feel the need to update their system every day which is probably the biggest meme. I rather check the changelog and update @world or a package if I want to have this specific update.

thanks for reading my blog
t. autist
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>>74813698
no
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>>74813698
so you're not any different than someone who can use linux commands for actual work. continue wasting your time and being a useless degenerate gentoo fag

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Why aren't you using a microkernel OS, /g/? They are more stable and reliable not only at the conceptual level but also practical.
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you can't do networking on a microkernel because the internet is huge and wouldn't fit in micro
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>>74813440
Tell me you use HelenOS /g/. You use HelenOS, right?
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>>74813495
>hurr durr just throw more resources at it
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>microkernel
>stable
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>>74813440
>Why aren't you using a microkernel OS, /g/?
I've never ran into a problem that would be solved by using a microkernel.

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any reputable email providers that is not gmail?
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>>74808315
>>74810656
>>74810675
>thinking the CIA doesn't have access to those data centers with shintel xeon botnet CPUs
K E K
E
K
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>>74813476
>who's bottom right?
based retard
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>>74806884
>not having a static ip
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>>74813603
>thinking one self-hosts a mail server because the CIA is out to get you
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>>74814616
>thinking
>while the CIA can just read your mind
K E K
E
K

What is the best 3ds model to get for homebrew, hacking and some light gayming. I am mostly looking to write demos for it.
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>>74810270
I got the older model of 3DS XL for $40 uwu
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>>74810270
Definitely the "New" model, if you're looking into homebrew.
Instead of ~1.5 cores, you have access to ~2.5 cores (the New 3DS has 4 cores over 2, of which 0.5 of a core is always used for OS background tasks; however, the fourth core is also always reserved for face tracking), you also get twice the amount of memory and a 2MB L2 cache.
Which specific one beyond that is up to personal preference - do you want a larger or smaller form factor, do you want 3D or not? If I were you, I would rule out the N2DSXL for demomaking so you can make stereoscopic demos - but keep in mind the GPU is far from powerful and utilizing 3D mode will limit how much you can do with it. If you go for the N3DSXL, mind the TN/IPS panel lottery - the IPS version has better viewing angles and nicer colors, but eats a bit more battery life and allegedly has more visible ghosting in 3D.
As for hackability, every model is fine. You can't go wrong.
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>>74814152
>you also get twice the amount of memory and a 2MB L2 cache.
Oh, and the cores themselves are clocked 3x faster. In essence, it leads to a massive CPU-bound performance improvement in practice. Other New 3DS-exclusive hardware features include a hardware video decoder unit and - allegedly - more dedicated VRAM, but I never verified that last one.
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>>74810270
Any New 3DS/2DS series device. The better CPU and RAM allow for SNES emulation that actually plays well, as well as the steaming thing.
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>>74811802
>You won't brick
Especially when magnethax is available to fix bricks for the price of an R4i

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How come /g/ abandoned netrunner?
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no one made the logo so the project died
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>>74813132
holy hell that is an ugly theme
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It's still dead, just under a different name.
https://twitter.com/OdiliTime/status/1122129046811234306
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>>74813132

It was utterly pointless.
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>>74813132
browser and theme name please, dear kind sir

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What's the status on Linux in 2020? Is it finally ready to be preinstalled on computers without the buyer sending it back?
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>>74811462
Why would you want Linux preintalled? Anyone who wants to uses it anyway. No me comprehensivo.
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>>74812793
>#WhiteSamsonOption
Please keep adding that to all your stupid fucking posts so that I can more easily filter them.
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>>74811627
>throw a shitfit in their local Walmart till they install Windows on their shitty laptop
most people who do not work in IT or at large corporations with heavy IT infrastructure simply use their computers for browsing the web, consuming media, jacking off, and maybe updating their resumes. with a properly configured, modern DE on a stable distribution, they wouldn't give a shit.
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>>74813992
because it will never become fully developed. Photoshop is used for some many things from the CameraRaw part to drawing. It's industry standard in my different fields, can't be replaced.
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>>74814629
>"if.."
>"that will never happen"
first off,missed the point entirely,second off,why not?
with funding,it certainly can,at least in some professions.

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>C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp
>ctrl+A
>delete
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>>74814618
why u crying frogposter

AMDCHADS RYZEN THE FUCK UP
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>>74813906
>spend the rest of your life installing security patches
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>>74813453
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>>74813986
>spend the rest of your life at 3.9 GHz
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>>74814057
so do niggahurtz matter or not? make up your mind
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>>74813670
delid dis

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Previous thread: >>74760669

Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™
>Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).

Libreboot-compatible models:
>T60 (check lcd), X60(s/t); X200(s/t. -s requires soldering), T400(s)/500; W500
Models before *40 series can be Corebooted

NEW: 1vyrain allows software whitelist removal, access to BIOS advanced menu, and overclocking on compatible chips!
https://n4ru.it/1vyrain/

Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available, socketed CPU, both Coreboot-compatible (Ivy Bridge CPU support on T420); Quad Core Compatible, Old keyboard swap on *30 series

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I hate to say it but I'm torn on my T420 bought at /g/'s advice.

pros:
>incredible support, even thought it has been almost a decade (!!!) since it was released
>keyboard
>hardware maintenance manual
>easy upgradeability of RAM
>possibility of having 3 hard drives
>built like a fucking tank
>docking stations so cheap you could probably get one for free if you asked an owner nicely

cons:
>Screen. No words can express how horrible it is. You would have to see it in person to believe it.
>Loud
>Heavy

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>>74814475
There are 1080p mod boards for the T420 and T430 if you wanna shell out the cash for one.
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>>74814496

I know but at this point I'm done with this thing. It'll be relegated to the position of a backup machine which is actually a proof of my trust and belief in its reliability as a main computer.
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>>74814496
At this point just get a T440s with a 1080p IPS display and mod the trackpad
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>>74814525
Yeah, you're in a similar situation as I am with my T430. Great main machine for a while but the stock screens really are horrible. Ditto with weight and noise too.
>>74814597
Yeah if you don't need the power that's a good option.

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Redpill me on postgres. Is it actually any good?
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>>74809847
MySQL is absolute DOGSHIT and much worse than postgres in EVERY WAY. please:
-dilate
-have sex
-cope
-seethe
-etc
MORON
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>>74813606
Something decent.
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who postgis chad here?
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>>74809430
The company were I work tested some free DBMS's to be used in an ERP software some time ago and Postgre seems to be very robust. As our customers IT infrastructure tend to be fucked up the tests included turn the machine off while the database was still running, and the only one who had no corrupted data after that was Postgree.
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>>74809430
Yes.
>>74813726
Former postgis chad. Geoinformatics is cancer, though and therefore I left the field for normal software development.

why do code monkeys have profile pics such as pic related ?
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What happens is some HR lady emails you. “You should really set your profile pic on blah blah account for blah blah blah reason”
So you take your shit laptops webcam and take a pictures and not give a shit and upload it.
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>>74813793
this is my profile picture r8 h8
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>>74813793
>>74814221
>>74814225
you are not supposed to post a pic of yourself on anonymous forum, you samefagging retard
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>>74813793
>why do code monkeys have profile pics such as pic related ?
It is so you can see how asthmatic they are and just how
close to a heart attack due to clogged arteries they are.
Look at him, if he ever saw a pair of womens tits his glasses would
steam up, he would have to chug on an inhaler and get someone to shove
Anti-heart-attack pills in his mouth.
99% with a profile photo of themselves are fat virgins with a small willy
and a list of medical conditions as long as your arm
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>>74814368
gr8 b8 m8 8/8

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Which one makes more sense?
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Depends on usage
arrays at 0 makes it very clear the usage is just an offset into a table of elements
arrays at 1 makes sense for a an unordered collection, such that the only operation you might wish to perform on the array as a whole is to check its size
arrays starting wherever is only useful when dealing with sparseness and should probably just be implemented as a separate thing
arrays starting at 4, going from 6 to 1 and then 3 to 5 before continuing are for practitioners of malbolge
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>>74812817
Lua can actually have arrays start at 0 because they are actually just (hash) tables like everything else in the language and don't even have to take an integer as the index. Member accessing as in s.m is literally just syntax sugar for s["m"].

The only reason people use 1 indexed arrays as the default is because that's how the standard library was written.
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>>74812817
A generic sequence should have indices starting at 1.
>muh offset muh offset dooooooooood!!!!!!1111
First, learn what an abstraction is. Second, it only holds for random-access data structures such as arrays.
When you put lists, trees, hashtables, etc. in the mix, it doesn't even reflect the actual underlying implementation.
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>>74813735
based
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>>74812833
It's easier to complain about dumb shit than actually creating something.

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>>74813074
best post in the thread
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>>74813054
you still took it and replied
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>>74810251
blender uses it for camera control and stuff
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>>74809398
I would rather say that the sign is anything with colorful lights, literally for children
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>>74809612
Yes. Now if only we could have something like this as an input device to a computer, so you can enter numbers one-handed while your other hand keeps your place working down a column or whatever.

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OH NO NO NO NO
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>>74812939
lol
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>>74814312
But this phone isn't the same thing as an old dumb flipphone, why did he think it would behave the same? Didn't he stop to think about the very obvious differences between the two?

I mean this ain't rocket science. I wouldn't chide a man for not knowing differential calculus, but any toddler should be able to look at these two sorts of devices and notice the differences. How can somebody be so dumb?

Or was he trying to break it?
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>>74812926
People buying this kind of shit deserve all of their wealth confiscated.
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>>74814342
Umm, excuse me? They're both flipphones aren't they? Like, ummm, come on?

t. Amir
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>>74814270
Yes.

Stop saying "coder".
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>>74808609
Not all engineers are. The title "engineer" is not a protected title under many jurisdictions.
The title "architect" is, so we're actually winning against software architects.
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>>74808462
small brain: coder writing code
medium brain: programmer writing programs
galaxy brain: wizard casting spells
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>>74814459
nobody on /g/ is going to get this reference
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>>74814481
If someone doesn't get the reference then they deserve to be called a "coder" and not a programmer, honestly. I would say at least you knew the reference but you're just me samefagging.
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>>74808462
this is such a non-issue.


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