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Welcome to Technology! 663 Board owner 09/09/2019 (Mon) 21:24:02 No. 1 [Reply]
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Intel Vs. AMD Anonymous 12/25/2019 (Wed) 03:05:57 No. 686 [Reply] [Last]
Building a new computer soon. I've been out of the market for a decade and much has changed. I've seen a lot of news about AMD overtaking Intel in the desktop processor market, but have never been an AMD fan. I am seriously considering AMD for my next build, but am concerned about processor heat, longevity, and linux compatibility. Intel will also release their new line of processors early next year, and I am tempted to wait for that. AMD has also been gunning for Nvidia, but currently does not have a superior graphics card. There is so much conflicting information online, and so many AMD fanboys it is difficult to find objective information on what to put in a build. I used to turn to YouTube for information, but so many channels appear to be bought and paid for. I am curious to hear what /g/'s consensus is on what to put in a new build. I plan to spend roughly 4k on the desktop and 1.5k on a high-res 200Hz monitor. I plan to use linux for my main OS and Windows for gaming and video editing. Also curious to hear about storage options. I'd like to use 2 or 4 M.2 SSDs for in pairs of RAID0 for the OS and 2 or 4 HDDs for backup. Anyone have a more effective/cost efficient setup? Appreciate your responses.
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>>687 I am aware. I've been using my current computer since Feb 2008, I need to upgrade. Can't say I trust AMD any more than Intel, but perhaps it is the best option in early 2020.
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Well I use ARM, and that's less botnet than x86, but it's not a good choice for: > Windows for gaming and video editing
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So where did the AMD Navi code go? Anyone got links?
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I'm going to assume this is the general computer build thread I've had a skylake 6700k + 1060 build for years now. I've looked into upgrading it a few times now but it's never seemed like the cost-benefit lined up. Mostly I'm just a low-res frametime autist so I'd be looking to reduce stuttering at 120 / 144 hz. I DGAF about any graphics settings besides draw distance. All my monitors are 1080p so i don't care at all about high-res, just maximum fast and smooth. >botnet use a separate LUKS encrypted drive for normie linux stuff and an entirely separate machine + VPN + tor for shitposting so it's not particularly critical for this machine. got a million other machines I can play tuxcart on already The new ryzen CPUs seem pretty cool but they seem like they're mostly just wider in cores, not all that much faster in single core. I render videos and bulk convert mp3s once in a while but not really that much. I specced out a 8c/16t build but couldn't really justify the new cpu and mini-ITX mobo for the small improvement. So mostly it's the graphics card. I picked up the 1060 6GiB with the intention I might upgrade at some point, but then the buttcoin meme blew up and sent prices to the stratosphere so I sat it out. Anyone know roughly when I can expect CPUs to have 1.5-2x single-thread performance for ~$250 or GPUs to have ~2x performance at the ~$250 level? I remember the old days when that shit happened like clockwork every 2 years....
alright well I just checked newegg and wew lad prices are still fucking retarded. still higher than when I bought in late 2016. what a clusterfuck. guess I'll just sit this out until 5nm happens or something

Babby First Linux Anonymous 12/17/2019 (Tue) 10:07:21 No. 680 [Reply] [Last]
So, I'm finally tired of being a slave of windows and I want to get into linux. I really love KDE Plasma but it is just a DE from what I could understand, and I must choose a distro before. What's the best distro for someone who can't even use git? I don't want any botnet crap btw
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>>680 If you want the easiest one I would recommend > Kubuntu > Manjaro KDE However, both aren't 100% FOSS by default. (They are mostly, except for some drivers and a few other things) If you're looking for a 100% FOSS distro (Not as noob friendly) I can recommend: > Debian (You'll have to install KDE yourself)
Just dive head in and get Arch Linux there are so many guides to hold your hand through out the installation. Ubuntu is bloated and filled with spyware, avoid that cancer.
>>680 I had linux mint debian edition back when it was still offered, went to normal linux mint, got fed up with not being in the mainline distro packages so went to devuan because of the anti-systemd memes, then discovered you could hold back and purge systemd packages and use init instead on debian, which is what I am using recently. Learned a lot by the way.
>>680 If you want something that just works Kubuntu is nice. However switching to Arch on my main machine when I was a newbie taught me so much. Even if you switch back you will just know so much more than if you stuck with Ubuntu.

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Baofeng Radios Anonymous 10/02/2019 (Wed) 00:35:45 No. 210 [Reply] [Last]
With all the paranoia throughout SOME tech forums about Baofeng radios being banned in the US, there is an alternative...
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> listening on local ham boomers with my memefeng as preparation > literally every other talker has a gravel-like, flat affect voice like they're sick > three people in a row said (paraphrased) "YES i'm sick but I think it's strep throat/ the flu and not corona" >"even though I haven't been tested" day of the airwaves soon
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>can't take the fucking license test cause some FAGGOTS locked my state down
>>286 >They can't listen to police frequencies in this day and age anyway. It's not like it's a police scanner. Who are you going to spy on? Truck drivers? Huh? I get the police frequencies on mine.
>>776 Got a recommended site to look up local police frequencies? I think my department around here is smart enough to encrypt their radios but you never know. What band/approx frequency range are your local transmissions on? I've got a RTLSDR sitting around and have been meaning to get started with it
>>777 https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/ It's kind of boring now with the lock down, so there isn't anything on the channel I listen to. But normally there's chatter about shoplifting, and occasionally shots fired or so. But I live in a large city, so if you live somewhere that's like ~10,000 people and 2% nigger I'd imagine it's not going to be very interesting.

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Anonymous 01/12/2020 (Sun) 17:10:36 No. 707 [Reply] [Last]
Red-pill me (and I'm sure others) on Quantum computing. Lets not get left behind in a new computing age.
>>707 It’s a completely meme. Not useful for anything outside of some very niche scientific applications.
>>708 yet
It's just multi-state computing, like using a trinary or larger base. Currently our computers work with little pseudo-switches that are either on or off, 0 or 1. Using multi-state switches you can exponentially increase computing power BUT... it just means a faster computer. It's not like it's going to magically turn into some kind of AI singularity due to inherent mathematical limitations, namely the "curse of dimensionality". Also keep in mind our computers, even quantum computers, currently use a flow of electrons... which means they use mono-dimensional energy. It's possible though to use other energy forms, even biochemical energy forms as well as modulated energy forms, like light wavelengths in order to create photonic processors. And then of course, if you want to go full science fiction you could theoretically create a quantum temporal processor using tachyons. Where a calculation could be performed and then the results of the calculation could be sent back in time by a few nanoseconds. So basically the computer would know the results of a calculation before it even performed it. And the further back in time the weirder it would get. For example if information could be sent back in time by a few seconds it would be possible to create a computer that would know what you want before you even knew you wanted it. Essentially an interface-less computer. The interface would be there, but you wouldn't actually need to use it.
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Don't know too much but you will need an alternative when transistors are only the size of one atom because you've reached a bottle neck.

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Anonymous 10/21/2019 (Mon) 03:33:10 No. 415 [Reply] [Last]
Women are not attracted to programmers.

How does it feel to be an incel?
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Damn absolutely Shrekt. I could feel the autism seething from your words. What a pleasure to read. This was my first cruise on /g/ and I'm ashamed I haven't spent more time here.
>>535 >windoes linuxx Consumer electronics are all bugman things.
>>425 Not enough to attract women
>>415 >>incel Guess this chan is infected by redditor moderation too.
>>438 > I, a total chad I don't know what's more pathetic, an incel or a chadlarp.

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Phone OS Alternatives Anonymous 03/23/2020 (Mon) 23:19:44 No. 773 [Reply] [Last]
Fuck every major phone OS but especially fuck jewgle and its 'open-source' android, 90% of which is preinstalled bloatware and spyware. Fuck having no possibility to do anything except push pre-existing buttons. Touch-screen devices are the epitome of walled-garden-style computers, their functionality intentionally reduced to a point where even a nigger can buy one and push all the buttons he likes without having to worry about fucking anything up. I've resigned to the fact that all smartphones are just spyware a long time ago, so I got used to just clenching my teeth like a good goy while jewgle fucked me in the ass with every app I couldn't uninstall and setting I couldn't change. But enough is enough, so I'm here to open a discussion about phone operating systems, so that others may read it and free themselves from nigger-tier techology. I'm looking for open-source linux, a bash terminal, and, as much as possible, avoiding any service provided by google nigger-kikes. Looking at ddg hits, articles on recommended OSs all strike me as clueless and written for monkeys, so I'm asking here: What OS does your smartphone run, how satisfactory is the functionality it offers?
My phone is running LineageOS, which is GPL licensed. In fact, it is an important requirement for me to figuer out whether a phone has a LineageOS package or something similar when i am choosing my phone.

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Post Your Office Space Onideus 03/02/2020 (Mon) 02:18:57 No. 754 [Reply] [Last]
My old monitor is nice and functional again so now I can watch video while I'm doing other things. Also handy for video editing and rendering. Had to move the fan on top of the printer tho... probably I should look for something smaller or more compact... or maybe get like one of those clippy fans and attach it it to one of the monitors. I should also get one of these dual monitor mounting jobbies... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MC9YX63/ref=dp_cerb_3 Also need to get an extension cord for the microphone (seen under the riser there) so I can stick it over on the left hand side. I keep the graphics tablet underneath my regular mouse and mouse pad and then just move them to the side when I want to use it. I also have this pillow thing I put on the top of the desk and on the floor I have a big block of memory foam with a heating pad that I use in the winter time so it's nice and cozy, especially when I throw a blanket over the whole thing. Overall it's quite nice. I may be dirt poor... but at the very least I have a "corner office" surrounded by windows with scenic views. Always gotta look at the positives! :D
1080p master-race. Why do you have a fancy keyboard but a normal ass mouse and mouse pad? Don't tell me you robbed the Razer store.
>>755 It's not a fancy keyboard at all, it's one of those cheap Chinese knock-offs. I think it cost less than $10 bucks on Amazon. It doesn't have like programmable lights or anything, they're either always on or they can do a fade in/out effect. I did have a pretty fancy mouse, this one $50 wireless jobbie... but then the rubber side pieces sorta melted/disintegrated after about a year. After that I got this little grocery store check-out logitech jobbie for like $10 bucks. It's like a laptop mouse so it's super tiny, but I've pretty used to it over the past couple years. I can't really afford anything too fancy right now... hence the reason my second monitor is a repair job of a decade old Acer PoS. I gotta make due with what I got, sort of a "scavenger build" if you will.

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12% of world population got fucked Anonymous 11/23/2019 (Sat) 23:08:30 No. 590 [Reply] [Last]
>On October 16, 2019 Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered a wide-open Elasticsearch server containing an unprecedented 4 billion user accounts spanning more than 4 terabytes of data. >A total count of unique people across all data sets reached more than 1.2 billion people, making this one of the largest data leaks from a single source organization in history. The leaked data contained names, email addresses, phone numbers, LinkedIN and Facebook profile information. >What makes this data leak unique is that it contains data sets that appear to originate from 2 different data enrichment companies. https://www.dataviper.io/blog/2019/pdl-data-exposure-billion-people/
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>>705 No, it's a database of aggregated information from various sources. It belongs to one of those wonderful companies who capitalize on everyones privacy by buying, harvesting personal info and selling it to creepy corporations who think it's within their right to manipulate the dumb sheep. A doxing service for the elite.
>>705 No, it's a database of aggregated information from various sources. It belongs to one of those wonderful companies who capitalize on everyones privacy by buying, harvesting personal info and selling it to creepy corporations who think it's within their right to manipulate the dumb sheep. A doxing service for the elite.
>2020 and still having facebook >2020 and still trusting companies with your personal info What is this amatuer hour? Phone; Get a prepaid burner phone and automatically pay for it with a cash card you can get from Dollar General. Every month destroy it get a new one. Banks; Do you not know about the Bahamas? Get a plane ticket for 500$ off season an do your buisness their retard. the rest you can do electronically. Buttcoin and cash for everything else. Internet; VPN, Cafe, Steal your neighbor's Internet. What else do you need?
>But Bahamas and that's illegal!! It's only illegal if you don't report putting in as much as 10k and if you don't fill out your FBAR. Mongolia has banks with intrest rates as much as 13%. HSBC (Hong Kong) is a good way to store money and open investments into Chinese buisnesses (it's a growing market). Swiss Banks; Good chockate I guess. I am not saying to do anything illegal, this is all legal. just hypothetically if you wanted to open an account offshores there are many banks for that. I don't even currently live in America, my VPN does.
>>733 If you're an Americastani Swiss Banks won't keep your savings private anymore look into it.

rik#YFvhr+ 02/13/2020 (Thu) 16:01:57 No. 738 [Reply] [Last]
Hello, this is not a shill post. So I decided to create my own chan in python as a hobby (using the flask library) and this is what I have come up with so far. Just give me feedbacks here in this thread or there. Currently you can only upload jpeg , jpg , png , gif below the size of 4mb. https://rikchan.pythonanywhere.com
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rikchan v nice
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bumping for r i k c h a n
>>744 Thanks anon
Source cowwode senpai?
>>751 Found it


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