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What're you reading? What career are you aiming for?

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Complete self taught pathway: https://teachyourselfcs.com/
Structured pathway: https://github.com/ossu/computer-science
AI focused pathway (warning: functional programming ahead): https://learnaifromscratch.github.io/

The first link recommends SICP as an entry, but if you want a gentler introduction to the world of computing, I'd recommend How to Design Programs. Before you complain, read:

Math for CS:

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I think main issue with recommending SICP is that it supposed to be a book for freshmens which are supposedly good at high-school math and had some experience programming in some imperative language.
/g/man on the other hand is computer literate at best.
Because understanding how to program without understanding the underlying concepts leads to easily offshored web devs.

>By the way, you're badically saying that CS stagnating and it's definitely isn't.
I said nothing of the sort, nor did I say anything that could be construed as such. CS is applied math. Much like its parent subject, the underlying topic only sees major recent change at the highest levels of study.

If saying that Darwinian natural selection is still our best explanation of how different species arrived saying that the field of biology has stagnated? No. But in most places undergrads aren't going to be allowed in the same room as a bleeding edge gene sequencer.

If you want to learn computer science, learn computer science. If you want to be an easily replaced code monkey, do some tutorials and ignore the theory. The two don't really have any bearing on each other.

If you disagree, please explain how modern languages and application frameworks impact complexity analysis. Do we use big C analysis instead of big O when coding in C#? What new fundamental data types did Ruby on Rails or Django bring us?

As for converting anyone to my point of view, I'm not trying to. Accept reality or don't. It's your career.
>underlying concepts
such as?
Any book recommendations on binary analysis? I'm more interested in practical instruction.

Anyone read this one?

I heard it’s pretty good..

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Any vim customization ideas /g/ ?
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globstar you're path. finds files 30 sub-dirs deep by default.
Write a Plugin that posts "i use Arch btw" in a random /g/ thread whenever you open your xorg.conf
why would you?
Seriously, what vim has that Vstudio or Notepad++ doesn't do.

The "I don't have to move my hand" is a stupid argument.
You can oogle github dotfiles and browse them to grab some ideas.

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He pronounces "char" like Charmander.
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*kill your's selfe
>pronouncing it "car"
kek, englishfags are so funny
>he pronounces char ascar
(char, chdr)

Likely a result of the several languages that've had a meaningful contribution to the modern language.

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i need to pick one for my greenfield project.
1) which is more performant?
2) which is less bloat?
3) which is easier to learn and work with?
if this is for web
> react
> flutter (has more stuff out of the box but with react you will end up having to import a bunch of bloat, even the material libraries if you want the normie look) also facebook vs google pick your poison
> react faster to learn because js, but having something like dart also protects you from doing dumb stuff.
thanks. i was kinda going for "write once for all devices" kinda thing cuz i wont have much budget or time. i think ill stick with react since it seems to have a bigger community around it.

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In /csg/, we discuss the cheap shit you see on Gearbest, Taobao, AliExpress, Banggood, eBay and similar sites.

>Cheap CSG Randomizer
cheapcsg neocities org

>IRC channel
#/csg/ on rizon

https://pastebin.com/iiS1fMaZ (embed)

>>79834346 anon buys Xiaomi smart lights
>>79835195 anon doesnt know how to wash a silicon food mat
>>79835548 anon buys a vinyl cartridge

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>Kühlen Geschenk
Anyone ever bought waterproof socks from China? They're like £30 a pair here, wondering is the £22 ones on Ali are the same.
hello close dispute because if you have issue with order pleae wait 2 week we have contacted paypal over ship ment carrier is coming
Have you checked military stores?

It took AMD nearly a YEAR to release drivers that work even remotely correctly for these cards.
Defend this.
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Yes they are? RDNA 1 gained support at the same time as RDNA 2.
I only had AMD cards before the GTX 1000 series, but after AMD fucked up and released some drivers that made the fans of some cards not work, I stopped looking at their cards. Their drivers have always been full of bugs and always take them years to iron them.
My 5700XT has been working perfectly with no driver issues since launch beyond slight issues with Call of Duty MW. Idk what's been breaking on your side.
The secret to getting AMD drivers to work perfectly is to unpack the driver .exe and manually install only the video card driver. You're welcome.
I don't know what a .exe is or does sorry.

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Hey guys. I was tinkering with my botnet when brother started to fap to hentai porn so I DDOSed my own network just to make him stop. He was pissed kek :).
Who here has botnets and stories to share ? (灬´ᴗ`灬)
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Oh... sorry, I know but I miss clicked
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Silly question
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computer and girl
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>what went wrong
modern women.

Also in the 70s and 80s if you had ability, you were welcomed.
>hi guys! im female. can i join club!?
>what can you do?
>female shows understanding of various computer systems and coding skills.
>Hi guys! im female! can i join club!?
>what can you do?

the girl on the left is federica moro, miss italy 1982
isn't she a mod in lainchan?
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This. The amount of girls in my class group-chats that beg for answers and contribute nothing is fucking ridiculous. There's like 1 girl out of the 6 enrolled that can actually hold her shit.

Discuss brain computer interfaces. Will you get Valve's consumer-grade gayming ones for their index when they come out? Any particular games, experiences, or applications that you want to come out of BCIs?
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So is this suppose to be a brain VR headset or just a controller that you can control with your mind only?
>So is this suppose to be a brain VR headset or just a controller that you can control with your mind only?
why would you think that
You know its going to have shit build quality
There's room for expansion, but valve's initial version is a means for the game to gather data about your response to it, and adjust accordingly. For instance, a bored player can have their game difficulty increased.
I agree. That'd be the bare minimum for me to consider using any kind of BCI, even one that only reads data.

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Create a list of what's wrong with windows 10
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What? I have two 7 year old SSDs for my desktop and laptop and both still work just fine.
>telemetry up the ass; says straight to your face that your data will be collected and sold and is only really configurable on special SKUs of the OS
>Group Policy Editor is missing from SKUs that once had it
>anti-keyboard interface; keyboard is useless for navigating the OS Settings, UWP apps, and sometimes doesn't work on UAC prompts
>too much white space; wasted space and simple colors is apparently the design language of "modern"
>mandatory updates; only specific SKUs can defer or disable them
>very unstable rolling release model; Microsoft dismantled their QA division and instead passed that job on to the end user just to save money; both the quality and stability of the OS decreases and end user frustration goes through the roof
>officially marketed as a service
>poorly designed pre-packaged software and applications that favor touch screen usability above functionality and practicality on any other computer that should be running Windows
>OS will override your Default Applications back to the pre-packaged ones after each update
>significantly lower backwards compatibility compared to all older versions of Windows combined
>no explanation or reasons provided by Microsoft as to why your older applications don't work on Windows 10, instead suggested to "look for alternative software that works better"
>introduced some absolutely useless "Rewards" program just for using their products and services in an effort to collect and sell more of your info, as if they don't have enough of that already
>creation and usage of a Microsoft account is required when installing and completing setup of the OS if you're connected to the Internet

And finally, the thing that I absolutely fucking loathe:

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dunno if related but windows in general blows when talking about speed
my T420 with an ssd lags noticeably esp when playing 720/1080p videos on w7
meanwhile with linux its faster than my gayming rig
Windows 10 is absolute dogshit but have none of you faggots heard of LTSB?
kys newfag

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Friendly discussion of Apple's Macintosh computers and Apple accessories (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, etc.).

>New to Mac OS?
Q&A Website: https://apple.stackexchange.com
Disable Gatekeeper: https://osxdaily.com/2015/05/04/disable-gatekeeper-command-line-mac-osx/disabling_and_enabling_system_integrity_protection
Download a better terminal: https://iterm2.com
Terminal for beginners: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/beginners-guide-mac-terminal/
Comprehensive terminal guide: https://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/

>Package Managers
MacPorts: https://www.macports.org/install.php
Homebrew: https://brew.sh/
Fink: https://www.finkproject.org
Nix: https://wickedchicken.github.io/post/macos-nix-setup/

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I think it would be a good idea to have a price guide (pic related is /tpg/'s price guide for reference) for people who want to buy used macshit, as well as a buyer's guide like the one /tpg/ used to have (https://archive.is/C8YOl).
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another example, this one is from /pmp/
The whole can't play webms thing is a joke, right?
Apple supports a competing codec.

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What do you think about Wayland? I'd like it to come on OpenBSD, looks like a perfect match.

If you're curious, give Sway/Hikari/Wio a try.
https://swaywm.org/ (i3)
https://hikari.acmelabs.space/ (cwm)
https://wio-project.org/ (rio)
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>me = everybody
fuck off nocoder
I hope so. Still waiting for it to be stable and usable. Please, Wayland devs, stop shilling and go fix its problems. If it's the desktop implementation that's the problem, help them fix their problems. You're not going to kill Xorg by begging people to accept a problematic solution.
I X11 forward individual apps from other machines very frequently. Virt-Manager, for example. It mostly works just fine. Some newer GTK+ apps are faulty, but apart from that, no issues.
X11 was explicitly designed for network transparency. I don't know what this "zero-copy" buzzword is meant to mean, but X11 doesn't "shit pixels over the wire" - that's what Wayland's remoting "solution" does. X11 sends over the rendering commands so it's much more efficient.

While we are at it, destandardising the desktop so much that severe incompatibilities between apps on different compositors are emerging - that's insanity and a terrible setback.
>X11 sends over the rendering commands so it's much more efficient.
>doesn't realize everything except fucking athena widgets draws clientside because X drawing commands were way too limited
>doesn't realize everything except fucking athena widgets draws clientside because X drawing commands were way too limited
Not true. You can upload bitmaps to the server and use them multiple times. The Xrender extension uses that for glyphs, but could be used for anything (e.g. themed widgets).
Also Xrender does some of the drawing server side. Most prominently composition with alpha channel and anti aliased drawing of triangles and quads.
If you use something like Cairo for drawing which works very well together with Xrender only the pathtracing and some esoteric fill commands are done client side.

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How do a trackpoint in thinkpads work?
I've always seen them on these laptops but I've never actually used it and I don't know how they work. Can someone explain it to me?
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it measures how much force is being put on it and what dirction. you want to start with the sensitivity low and increase as you get better.
You lay your hand on the keyboard with your index finger on the trackpoint and thumb on the mouse buttons below the space bar. Then apply pressure with your index finger in the direction you want to move the mouse (it takes a bit of practice to get used to how much pressure you should apply. Left and right buttons work like a regular mouse, you can middle click by pressing the middle button or scroll by holding it and putting pressure on the trackpoint in the direction you want to scroll. This whole time your hand has been over the keyboard ready to easily take a typing position so you can switch between pointing and typing easily.
It's just like flicking your mom's bean
Okay thank you guys after all that I'll be able finally use my new thinkpad laptop and give a culliningus to your mother.
if a clit's that big she's on HRT

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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, tactile feel and quiet
>Great durability: magnesium roll cage for structural integrity, with high quality plastic body panels
>Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
>Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
>Excellent Linux & *BSD support

ThinkWiki - General info about ThinkPads and specs

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Corona made laptop prices spike and yeah I'll definitely get the IPS
I want something powerful and portable. Windows. Want HDMI and DP outlets.

Something like Carbon X1 or XPS. What’s the best option here?
Both are overpriced but the Lenovo is probably more over priced.
i would go for a cheap T420 (~100bux), buy the HDD thingie that replaces the CD slot (10 bux) and pop a backup HDD (50 bux) in there
use an SSD as a main HDD (75 bux)
buy another T420 for parts (100 bux)

there, 350 bux and you should sleep like a baby for the years to come
buy 1 ultrabase or another battery (70 bux)

based and checked

linux program to control what binaries access internet?
i just want to control what program are calling home

pic related, something like LittleSnitch for macos, every time a binary tries to access the internet you just choose always, this instance, or never
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– I wish Linux provided me more control over applications
– Linux IS PERFECT AS IS. Your applications are SHIT. You need to use different applications!

You're literally arguing against having more control. I don't want to sandbox the apps, I just want to choose when and how they access the web.
the only use for little snitch is making sure your cracked version of photoshop doesn't phone home. Or Sublime Text that you've stolen. Simple solution: don't use cracked shitty proprietary software. This is possible on Linux. Stop bringing your baggage with you from shitty operating systems.
How can I stop specific apps from accessing the net when I'm on my mobile data, but allow them elsewhere?
Missing the point. I am often doing live audio streaming on data and I want to prioritize this stream only and block most everything else. Also this is just a Gnome flag and needs cooperation from the application. It's like data saver mode in Android. It's up to the app to define what "data saver" means.

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