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The /g/ Wiki:
http://wiki.installgentoo.com/

/g/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.
/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

For tech support/issues with computers, use /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or one of the following:
https://startpage.com/ or https://duckduckgo.com (i.e., fucking google it)
https://stackexchange.com/
http://www.logicalincrements.com/

You can also search the catalog for a specific term by using:
https://boards.4chan.org/g/searchword or by clicking on [Search]

Always check the catalog before creating a thread:

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Homescreen thread
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>>72478610
Delta
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>>72468599
post this please
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>>72469214
best one
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>Assemble a part list
https://pcpartpicker.com/
>How to assemble a PC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=IhX0fOUYd8Q

Want help?
>State budget & CURRENCY
>Post at least some attempt at a parts list
>List your uses, e.g. Gaming, Video Editing, VM Work
>For monitors, include purpose (e.g., photoediting, gaming) and graphics card pairing (if applicable)

CPUs
>Athlon 200GE - HTPC, web browsing, bare minimum gaming (can be OC'd on most mobos with the right BIOS)
>R3 2200G - Minimum 30-60fps gaming. 2400G/3400G may be worth to less likely require a CPU upgrade when adding a dGPU
>R5 2600 - 60fps+ gaming CPU with great value

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>>72479961
do what you want but don't expect reliability
>>72479967
probably this one unless you want an IPS panel
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MXQG3C/dell-s2719dgf-270-2560x1440-155-hz-monitor-s2719dgf
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>>72480000
If u want you can show the IPS alternative but I think immature get dis
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How is the MSI 5700 XT mech oc? Any teardown videos yet? It's on sale for $605 aus
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-5700-XT-MECH-OC/Overview
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>>72480160
you get IPS but it's at a lower resolution and slightly lower maximum refresh
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xcCFf7/acer-vg271-pbmiipx-270-1920x1080-144-hz-monitor-vg271-pbmiipx
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Hopefully quick question with easy solution.
My curved monitor is starting to separate at the top of the screen (so the screen is straightening out while the frame is remaining curved, showing a thin peak of light along the top). Is there a safe/easy way to solve this? I was thinking glue but wanted to ask before I do anything so not to damage the monitor.

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Clover is evidently stripping the exif data from my amazing photography images when I post them. How do I make it not do this?
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>>72480311
you use koruba
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>>72480311
Delete it?

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Why hasn't a single OS/Desktop environment figured out scaling on multiple monitors of different resolutions?

You'd think such a basic task would be easy.
I expected for it to be easy on GNU/Linux. But no. I have lost faith in FOSS
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>>72476108
Ahem...
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>>72476506
>10 years and still unstable.
They had one job...
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>>72476133
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>>72480266
rude

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>Not sure what private trackers are all about?
The mission of /ptg/ is to promote the lowest possible standards of tracker service by providing members with opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical incompetence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members.

>Have a question?
- FAQ https://pastebin.com/thLgSkNE
- WIKI https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Private_trackers
- PYRAMID https://uploadir.com/u/pdmhcfez
- TEN CURRY COMMANDMENTS https://pastebin.com/raw/dBbdE73M
- TEN NEON COMMANDMENTS https://pastebin.com/raw/Ud2pGYaE

Use >>>/g/ptg as a link to find the /ptg/ thread.

Remember the following:
>Staff occasionally read these generals and have posted here before.
>This is a thread for educational purposes only. Don't offer or ask for invites.

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>>72479724
im in the queue for 16hours kek
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>>72479724
everyone except dumb niggers and smelly pajeets
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>>72479895
>smelly pajeets
red banned currrystan?
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>>72479724
2 years ago, now in PTP and set for life, feels good.
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>>72480273

PTP won't be around forever, anon

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Why is is that the vast majority of CS grads are completely retarded, to put it politely?

They can't write code without youtube tutorials, they never know what they're talking about and they regurgitate one of two things which entirely depends on what teachers they had. Either it's "USE SEPPLES, AUTOMATIC PERFORMANCE HNNNNNGH" or "OOP bad mkaaaay".

Is it really piss easy to graduate in computer science or what? I'm a welding basement programmer.
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>>72479836
>>72479889
You try training all the specialist jobs involved in building "structures" (all sorts of wood/stoneworking, electricians, painters, solar roof installers, machine operators and many more) plus then also theoretical physicists, chemists, business planners and architects and more rolled up in one degree and see whether you manage to get results that look like they're flawless.

Comp.sci graduates from srs universities are still better at offering this all-in-one package that is often required, but they're not necessarily beating people who specialized in applying that one Python framework for applying that one Python framework - no shit.
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>listen to /g/ about CE being better than CS
>it's all retarded shit for people who want to work on hardware and none of it software related
>most of the degree is calculus and physics shit
Fuck this shit. I'd rather do OOP bullshit in Java for 4 years than spend it soldering microprocessors.
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>>72480168
>listens to /g/
That was your first mistake.
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>>72479454
The answer is you don't know and you think you're intimidating me.
Have sex virgin incel.
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>>72480269
Literally
>oh bro it's just CS but with circuits
>CS is for brainlets, look at this harder physics course
>way better than pajeets doing CS
Except there's not a single programming class in there aside from electives. But of course teaching you how to program your calculators is a core requirement

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Newgrounds is helping save old Flash games and videos.
They're working on a reverse engineered implementation of Flash that is coded in Rust will work on both desktops and in browsers.
https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1444275
https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle
You'll still be able to play things like Nanaca Crash, etc without needing an old browser and the security issue ridden Adobe Flash plugin.
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>>72476530
This is the only technological progression I've been waiting for for the past 15 years. Mozilla was going to do it a few years ago but then they decided to focus on hiring more niggers so understandably they had to shelf it.
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>>72476530
Their Swivel program is pretty garbage
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flash games sucked
only good ones I can remember were swords & sandals and boxhead coop
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>>72476530
LOL the ruffle.rs demo shits the bed in spectacular fashion once you try to upload an swf off your hdd
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Does it work better than Gnash?

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Alright, I'm sick of you linux fucks complaining about windows selling data. Literally who the fuck cares grow up. By 2030 we're all going to be controlled by China and you fucking children need to accept that. Just use the superior fucking operating system, it's not hard. Who the fucks cares if they sell your data it's not like it matters.
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>>72480148
>>72480190
>>72480203
Thanks for reminding me why I ambarked on this journey in the first place.
I am having a lot of trouble with linux, it sucks, linux sucks, but it's better than being subject to that.
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>>72480148
This was an interesting read. These kind of threads just don't happen here anymore, do they?
Really makes you think about the quality of this board.
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>>72479940
>social monitoring system
Untionicslly why privacy should be protected at all costs. The slippery slope Is real.
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OK glowie, now get to aisle one to collect your faggot bucks
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>>72480259
>I am having a lot of trouble with linux, it sucks, linux sucks
I can almost bet on PEBKAC. Especially if you're new to Linux.

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This is better than any MacBook
>better trackpad
>better keyboard
>touchscreen
>2 in 1
>similar functionality (Mac OS is for children)
>no fan
>still freezes less often
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>>72477024
>>>/r/eddit
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>>72479076
>wah I got BTFO
>I know I’ll tell them back to r*ddit
Unironically kill yourself
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>>72477024
Based
Not even a macfag but this guys got it
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>>72476200
>gooshill
>>72476964
>iShill
Is this the reason there are 100 template windows hate threads a day?
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>>72480307
Yes. It's pretty much random word generated from the same spam bot and a googled bsod image.

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This seems like one of the worst aspects of open source.
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>>72477855
playing in advance, there's a growing "sanitization" of the regular internet, with more and more censorship some state enforced too.
When people last resource for not being fucked in the ass is Tor they would have full control of it already.
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https://blog.torproject.org/pride-and-privacy
kek
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>>72479335
Last I checked 8ch onion service sent images over clearnet, it just sends same html as clearnet site. Did this change?
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>>72479979
that was a vile trickery on his part
8ch is down
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even tor is being sanitized now

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>I'm in
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>>72479814
yaaay tell me about yourself
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>>72479458
>i dont even own a computer
>but here we are
give it back
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>>72478517
>my fuck toy was x artificial number feminism conditioned me into thinking is the only acceptable option
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>>72479908
I am 25 and live in sydney, australia. I unironically enjoy long walks along quiet beaches
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>>72480161
No, do you have a boipucci and a feminine penis

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Last thread: >>72450601

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).

Why ThinkPad?
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap
>Excellent keyboards
>Great durability (excl L and E series)
>Utilitarian design
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
>Most models are easy to repair, upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model and spare parts are easy & cheap to obtain
>The best TrackPoint™, easier to use when typing
>Good for Hackintoshing


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>>72479484
I'm sorry anon she's only skin and bones, can't find meat to slice.
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>>72479625
looks pretty healthy imo, i'm not american though
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>>72479654
I'm a chink. She has no meat. Here's a better option for you.
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>>72469072
The T410 is more or less at the bottom of the price curve on ebay at the moment (looks similar in price range if not cheaper than a T60/61 on ebay at the moment), get that if you think it can run Warcraft well enough.

>>72470946
T60 - T7600,* 1024x768, ArchLabs
R61 - Literally gutted for parts to feed the T60
T410 - i5-540M, 500GB HDD, 6GB RAM 1440x900
T530 - i7-3740QM, dead monitor, hard drive pulled for W530, somewhat busted up, 12GB RAM
W530 - i7-3740QM, 128gb SSD and 1TB SSHD, 16GB RAM
535X - Pentium MMX @200mHz, dead HDD (formerly 3GB), 32mb RAM
535 - CPU and HDD pulled for 535X
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My company will pay for a laptop worth up to $1.5k
I would keep the rest if it's under that. I can buy used, as long as they are in good condition.

I found a T480 for $1.4k with i7-8550U, MX150, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
My needs would primarily be running machine learning code in Python and also preferably video editing and rendering in Premiere Pro. Light gaming would be cool but not a necessity.
Would this Thinkpad be completely overkill for my needs and I could just get a cheaper one with negligible performance decrease on my workflow or should I just go with this one?

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S10+ Edition

If requesting purchasing advice, please provide your country and what carrier you will be using it with, along with wanted features, budget, and size.

Good Resources:
>Reviews, Specs, Comparisons
http://www.gsmarena.com
http://www.phonearena.com
http://www.kimovil.com

>Frequency Checker
https://kimovil.com/en/frequency-checker
https://www.frequencycheck.com
http://willmyphonework.net


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what's the difference between a Samsung Galaxy A8 and a Samsung Galaxy S8?
I really don't understand phones.
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>>72479986
About five bank accounts, three ounces, and two vehicles
https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8886&idPhone2=8161#diff-*,*,*
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>>72472651
It's the future go to phone for those who still want stuff like 3.5mms on their phone, because gaming phones are designed to be more practical than the so called premium flagships which care more about aesthetics.
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>>72479053
He's a dum dum
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>>72479860
how's the headphone performance? no one goes deep into that aspect and it's the only thing keeping me from buying it

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Just a warning to not fall for this garbage (Criptext). It glows really hard. I am 100% sure about this.
There's been an enormous amount of shilling for this crap recently, probably by the CEO himself since it's still a very small and new company.
Go on any /g/ archive and search for "criptext" and you'll see what I mean.
The same copy-pasted garbage that they take from their own website with buzzwords like "Signal Protocol", "Whitepaper" and other crap. Do not believe them. No regular user would write replies like this. They are shilling it here because a lot of /g/ users tend to care about their privacy, therefore it's the ideal audience for their (((service))).
They most likely store all your emails and sell them all to the highest bidder. E-mail is insecure by design no matter which service you use (unless you use something like PGP on top of course).
Check out non-email alternatives for example on privacytools.io if you want actually secure mailing (not gonna name any specific projects to avoid being called a shill as well, but there are very good alternatives that have already existed for many years, there is one in particular that I really like).
They are probably also the same people creating these threads recently asking "What's the best free email provider?" and then they just reply to their own threads to shill their botnet, I am not completely certain about this part specifically, but it does seem pretty likely that this is the case as well.
Their Twitter is just random retarded quotes so they can try to make themselves look smart, amazing and be like "woow look we really care about your privacy dood".

TL;DR:
Criptext is a Jewish botnet that's being heavily shilled on /g/ recently (huge shillwave) and glows in the dark.
Do not use under any circumstances, unless you love sucking the NSA's cocks.
Complete garbage. Tell others to not fall for it either.

Watch out for any and all shilling that takes place (not just Criptext-related shilling).
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The last good e-mail server.
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>>72480158
Hasn't it been offline for years?
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>>72479981
Jew.
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>>72480145
Just look at some of these
https://rbt.asia/g/search/text/criptext/page/1/
https://rbt.asia/g/search/text/criptext/page/2/

Judging from what I've seen so far this seems extremely suspicious to me, especially because most of these replies mentioning Criptext have been popping up very very recently even though the service has existed for far longer. It looks like a very typical shillwave. Just look at the archive I linked.

https://rbt.asia/g/thread/68103402/#68103402 is probably the most suspicious to me, simply because... why would anyone post this? And why would they word it like that? "Criptext now available on linux!! Try it out!" This does not seem like something a typical /g/ user would just post, but rather what a Criptext staff member would post.

>Also, what are you supposed to call the Signal Protocol, if not by it's name?
You have a point, however they're using it (imo) in a very buzzwordy fashion, further raising my suspicions about it. It's very similar to how companies have been throwing around the word "Blockchain" randomly to get more investors.

>How? The emails are stored on your device, rather than on their servers.
That is correct, but only *after* Criptext servers have received the emails unencrypted, because email itself is insecure, meaning they can absolutely just store the unencrypted versions on their servers (which they probably do). They're marketing the whole service as the non plus ultra of email and call it "true email privacy", when it's absolutely not. The only true email privacy is PGP and similar (or even better, avoiding email altogether).


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>What are the more secure alternatives, and what do they use to be more secure?
I wanted to avoid mentioning any to avoid having people go "but now you are the shill!!!!!", but whatever, I was mainly talking about Bitmessage, it's really cool you and I think you should go check it out. It's similar to Bitcoin in some ways, but the main advantage over email is that nothing gets stored unencrypted on any servers or whatever (P2P), literally only the receiver can read the emails. Your "account" can't be censored or deleted either. No info required at all to create a key pair. Pretty damn cool imo although development has slowed down quite a bit unfortunately. You can call me a shill now as well but Bitmessage is objectively more secure in every way compared to email and doesn't try to be (((an email provider that keeps your privacy))), because none of them can or do.


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