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/dpt/ - Dialectial Programming Thread Comrade 06/17/2020 (Wed) 22:30:15 No. 2847 [Reply]
What are you working on /tech/?
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>>2864 Forgot to link this, thanks comrade.
hijacking this thread How do you apply dialectics to your understanding of computer programs? For one, digital logic is a dialectic. In transistors, there are in fact not two discrete "on" and "off" states, but actually a quantitative range of voltages which, near peak or low, qualitatively change to "on" or "off." https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_17.htm >What is meant by the emergence of a new process? The old unity with its constituent opposites yields to a new unity with its constituent opposites, whereupon a new process emerges to replace the old. The old process ends and the new one begins. The new process contains new contradictions and begins its own history of the development of contradictions. This is fork() and exec()
>>2890 I don't because I am not some deranged cultist that must shoehorn their useless philosophy buzzwords everywhere.
>>2892 you're on bunkerchan

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Smartphones Comrade 03/13/2020 (Fri) 01:36:02 No. 477 [Reply]
Yes, smartphones are cool gadgets: You can read theory, browse /leftypol/ and listen to music on the go! Let's talk about these awesome devices in this thread! What models are you using?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with LineageOS. Surprisingly still usable. Looking to upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S5 again with LineageOS. No google garbage apps for me thank you.
Can someone explain what this video on "LoRa Mesh Communication without Infrastructure" is to the layman? I heard it would be used to communicate *somehow* if the cops shut down cellphone towers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY6m6fS8bxU
>>2745 It's a walkie-talkie for text messages. LoRa operates on frequencies which were used by paging companies in the past, and still used for radio keychains for cars/garage doors, they're colloquially called ISM band. I don't like presence of bluetooth and gps functions on this thing, the idea glows suspiciously,a s well as lack of publicised fdroid distribution. The board should connect to phone via USB to avoid insecure wireless Bluetooth link to something you carry on yourself already, drop the ridiculous battery, and since phones already have GPS, it shouldn't have another one either.
>>1537 coom
I'm running both a Oneplus 3T on lineageOS and a stock 7T pro McLaren 5G.

Email Providers Comrade 06/17/2020 (Wed) 20:55:59 No. 2845 [Reply]
So based on basic Opsec I've been reading about you should have a seperation of your identity from your logins on TOR and whatnot for reddit or twitter or whatever the fuck. But all that shit requires emails and all these damn email providers require a phone number which defeats the whole purpose? Which email service can I use that won't demand my phone number and let me stay as anonymous as possible online?
>>2845 Guerilla mail, 10 minute mail, and so on. Bascially search "Temporary email" and choose one. Keep in mind that some websites block such emails or might want to get your phone number to "confirm" you're not a robot.
>>2845 autistici.org, riseup.net, or protonmail.com are examples I’ve seen, but I can’t speak on the legitimacy of any of them with confidence
If temporary mails are blocked I usually try create a Protonmail account. If they want a phone number, I just reset Tor identity and try again, until they give me an option to verify with an email instead, then I just try a few temporary emails until one works. Lately it's taken me only one retry at most to get through. In the past I also used Yandex since it was really easy to register while most websites consider it a legitimate provider. However their own captchas don't work over Tor anymore. A much bigger problem than creating and using throwaway emails is that lots of websites effectively block Tor via infinite Google captchas on their registration and/or login forms.

Licky Comrade 05/31/2020 (Sun) 23:27:19 No. 1954 [Reply]
https://licky.org Cute Discord alternative :)
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>>2014 whats the point of this over discord, is it more private?
It's a honeypot.
Never heard of this. >Cute Discord alternative >:) We already have RiotIM/matrix. >>2018 >It's a honeypot. This.
>>1954 where is the source code?
>>2018 These glowie ops get more and more low effort each year

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Patents and copyright Comrade 05/04/2020 (Mon) 14:24:32 No. 1570 [Reply]
Should they be abolished? If so, how it would affect technology/development.
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This is a topic dear to me, as a mathematician I think it should all be done away with. Please tell me why, in a post scarcity world, (which we are aiming for as we are communists) would we have patents? Why would some arbitrary collection of thoughts 'belong' to one person? This is no different to a kulak hoarding grain, someone hoarding the means of which to accelerate/advance society. It is pretty much literally impossible to do this in mathematics, it is a field pioneered by love. The only reason we have any of the devices which are deserving of patents is because they came from tinkering nerds, just imagine what world we'd have today (in regards to computing) if there were no closed source code? The only reason these devices exist because mathematicians sat down one day and wondering how they could do maths faster. In another dimension, the concept of art being 'owned' is also fairly ridiculous, comparing it to software it takes time to create, but can be (essentially) infinitely redistributed now through jpgs and mp3s, to infinitesimal cost. At the end of the day why would you advocate for people's passions to be motivated by profit, rather than the love of the craft, the desire to create? The only reason it is an issue in our current time is because of the fact that if you steal some unknown persons good work, and turn a profit on it by switching it up a tiny bit, you can then create masses of profit for yourself, and this sits their accruing royalties while 99% of creators get nothing, again no different from a landlord.
>>1612 This. But I will go back to >>1571 . We need world aboshlishment of those laws because if abolished in one country like in USSR, it will create pressure of profit oriented foreign capital wich doesnt play by your rules.
As somebody with a patent, patents do not protect creators or innovation - they are a way for companies to control markets and litigate with other companies/ individuals. Every independent creator I know who has dallied with patents lost immeasurable time and money in obtaining patent and subsequent fruitless litigation attempts against patent violations. Fuck a patent
Linking Gavin Mueller's book again because he seems like one of the only marxists talking about topics related to this.
>>1570 A more interesting question is Are they needed currently in this capitalist world or still just useless

Comrade 05/10/2020 (Sun) 19:21:06 No. 1689 [Reply]
Is there a website where I can see how well a particular GPU can run a particular game? Most of what I want to play is at least 10 years old and I figure that todays integrated graphics can handle that with aploumb. Unfortunately, every website that I can find on this caters to well-off consoomers who want to play the latest AAA "game" (That is more cutscene than game) from EA in 4K on their Windows 10 computer.
check system requirements and search on youtube your gpu model and the name of the game
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html Can't say anything about credibility, they test games up to 5 years old or so it seems, I hope they actually launch a script that runs all the software benchmarks in sequence and calculate a median average among computers with this GPU installed they have tested. Overall, they had decent reviews of notebooks ~7 years ago when I last checked. Looking up game name + mobile GPU model on youtube is also a viable solution, cult classics like Minecraft and Crysis are tested on all sorts of toasters for giggles.

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Comrade 06/11/2020 (Thu) 19:55:04 No. 2749 [Reply]
Techlet here. Everyone says Zoom is painfully vulnerable, but I heard if you have a paid account you have options to make it more secure. Is it good enough? Would you trust it?
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>>2758 >calling anyone tinfoil hat >when MKultra happened >when Snowden and Assange happened >when the US gov’t just passed a new law allowing the FBI to directly read private sockets not even a month ago
>>2757 You don't have to act like I'm a retard. I only asked because fucking PSL apparently uses it. You fags love acting high and mighty about opsec but fact is the left has dogshit opsec. Part of getting people to listen to you is repeating tedious shit over and over, and clearly the techfags haven't been doing so if fucking PSL is using literal glowieware. A link to good software alternatives would be nice, but you would just say "you're only compensating for bad opsec". So do you have any resources about good opsec from a tech perspective instead of ranting about video games?
>>2757 >If it is proprietary, you can guarantee that that hardware is backdoored and the NSA is using it to spy on you. lol you have no threat modeling at all. nobody here is important enough to be hunted down by NSA via hardware backdoors. for most of people here it's enough to just avoid being flagged by the usual dragnet.
>>2782 >nobody here is important enough to be hunted down by NSA via hardware backdoors. Everyone here is important enough to be part of a broad-spectrum mass surveillance and insecurity complex. The point is not to target any one individual now while they're taking a shit on the toilet, it's to incubate vulnerabilities to be activated when the individual becomes a threat to the state. But using and promoting said insecure software through social coercion, you place everyone in this state of heightened vulnerability.

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Comrade 05/14/2020 (Thu) 16:00:02 No. 1741 [Reply]
Is ubuntu just cringe? Is there any reason to use it instead of pop!os or mint
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>>2739 MATE sucks too. They're both garbage compared to Xfce.
>>2739 It's no KDE but it's alright imo, just some bugs here and there and few extensions. Cinnamon's file explorer is irredeemable garbage though.
>>2746 XFCE is several times more bloated than mate you faggot ricer pleb
>>1782 useful features like having two different apps for system settings?
>>2760 But that's wrong, you ignorant faggot. They both have a similar memory footprint while Xfce manages to have a ton more features and customizability than MATE. That's called an objectively superior piece of software. MATE really has no reason to exist now that Xfce has come so far, it's been a pointless and obsolete desktop environment since its start.

Comrade 10/11/2019 (Fri) 22:59:54 No. 2455 [Reply] [Last]
why arent you using Linux dumbass? You have zero excuses
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very simple i have a piece of shit old laptop, i don't even know if it's compatible, and i'm too tech illiterate to look, in the manufacturer's website there only appears to be drivers for keyboard, mouse and screen, and the ubuntu compatibility website doesn't have it listed, so i have a great suspicion that it's not going to be able to connect to wifi, or some weird shit like that if i install linux
>>2725 What's the model/brand? I can help find compatibility with simple distros if you'd like.
>>2732 it's a dell inspiron 3442, i thank you very much anon
My audio card doesn't have linux drivers
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>>2743 get a pluggable usb audio adapter those are said to support linux https://plugable.com/products/usb-audio/

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Comrade 05/19/2020 (Tue) 12:29:05 No. 1835 [Reply]
Can someone explain me the deal with rust? Like I get it is a programming language similar to C++ and C but it provides more memory safety. Is it worth while switching to it, or is it just better to stick with C and C++ for not very public and big projects?
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>>1840 >without understanding that safetly is gained by better code not by living in the 4 layer abstraction world of Bjane Stroustrup. >just dont make mistakes brooo >why do you write a language where you cant make those mistakes in bro, just do it right bro
I love Rust, but it's completely useless for audiovisual projects due to the libs
>>2076 fuck you mean bwoy
>>2051 >Python is less verbose, Rust doesn't have pointless verbosity like Java. You don't have redundant type annotations if you don't want them. All of the "verbosity" in Rust is meaningful information that documents how the program works, and increases readability and ability to reason about the code. In Rust, you explicitly declare whether a function takes or returns a reference or a value by copy or move. In Python you have a clusterfuck of multiple-ownership references, everything mutable, etc. This is even worse for Python if you're comparing it to something like Haskell. Haskell programs are far more succinct than Python programs. >has tons of libraries and utility functions that do most of the work Rust and Haskell have these too. Not always the same libraries and functions, but many of them. And they have things Python doesn't have as well. >it runs anywhere python is installed *anywhere you have a compatible python version and can afford wasting resources
These threads are very non-directed and rarely have any meaningful content. I know this board is very young but please let's end the /g/ posting tradition of asking the same arbitrary questions and getting the same useless answers.

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