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Tiling windows managers Comrade 04/10/2020 (Fri) 21:01:32 No. 902 [Reply] [Last]
I am having a discussion with my buddy right now about the pros and cons of tiling windows mangers; Why are they superior? Personally with my time spent using i3 I find it incredibly convenient to have all my windows placed and perfectly sized in a way that maximizes my screen real-estate. He says that he can already do that with a normal GUI interface. He also said the keybindings can be confusing, which, ok, I can understand that, but, practice makes perfect in my opinion. What says you /tech/? Are we Tiling master race here at bunkerchan or not?
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the less you have to click and drag shit, the faster you are. rule of thumb for computing.
>>2953 Some tests showed that l33t keyboard users are on average not faster than n00bs who use a mouse. Instead they perceive the speed-up because it is their mind that does more stuff in the same amount of time, since for every action they have to recall exactly which keys to press - whereas a mouse user barely has to think and instead spends the same amount of time just moving the mouse. The benefit of using the keyboard is more in reducing physical movement instead of being faster. But that depends on what you're trying to do. Some things are just way easier with a mouse, even if they take a few milliseconds more.
its been almost 2 months since i switched from kubuntu to arch+i3. I couldn't be happier. it took a couple of days to configure, then maybe a week to get used to it. Now, using a floating desktop paradigm seems extremely inefficient to me. don't get me wrong, i don't feel superior because i use a tiling wm, but after i got used to it, it just feels weird having to always reposition windows with the mouse and minimizing/maximizing them. They do look good, which i do like, but i use it because it's efficient, at least for me. When i tried it, i instantly fell in love with it. the manjaro i3 iso is a good way to get started
Using a floating window manager after a few months of using a tiling window manager is very frustrating. Tiling window managers with good keybinding and window placement are so much supperior but it is hard to explain why. Everyinth just "flows" better, especially with multiple monitors or high resolution display. I personally don't like i3wm much but it is pretty good if you're using the python autotiling script. If i only had one monitor i'd use awesomewm but with multiple monitors i prefer spectrwm, xmonad, and qtile.
I use dwm on Manjaro after switching from i3. I like the suckless philosophy and the way dwm arranges its tiles.

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Revolutionary Fab/ DIY/ Hardware shit Comrade 06/13/2020 (Sat) 01:29:55 No. 2764 [Reply] [Last]
Who's doing lefty tech shit that isn't computer wizardry? 3D printing, open source hardware, electronics, manufacturing, phys sec? Whatcha making? What are some projects you're into? I've been prototyping some mischief doodads - 3D printed throwaway handcuff "keys", slingshots and snips for offending valve-stems/zipties - not that 3D printing is all that useful for -the ppl- but after seeing every idiot with a printed hop on the covid ppe train I wonder if freely available low-cost diy projects might help radicalize the hardware folk. Also been doing actually useful shit like leveraging my access to industrial suppliers to get gloves, respirators and googles out to the secret antifa supersoldiers worldwide
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>>2934 If it is a hobby then it belongs in /hobby/ not in /tech/
>>2934 I mean machinery isn't that inaccessible - "makerspaces" frequently will have some CNC routers now and many metropolitan areas have shops or art collectives where welders, casting, lathes and digital fab tool etc can be accessed with a membership. Hell my local bicycle club has a CNC plasma cutter they built and another friend bought and refurbished a Kuka industrial robot for under a couple grand. Welding, casting and woodworking can all be individual level investments and you hardly need the anarcho-syndicalist revolution to go in on a a knee-mill with a couple friends. Other than like bicycle stuff or making idk parts for other machines I'm not 100% on what is helpful for ~the revolution~ I would love to hear ideas though - there is a CNC mill languishing in a friend's motorcycle shop and I haven't had the motivation to go try and get it running so I can use it.
>>2949 touche
>>2980 Makerspaces took over Hackerspaces and pushed capitalist ideology into what had a sort of revolutionary DIY spirit. I don't really know where I'm going with this in terms of substantial critique, it's just a feeling I've gotten. The same thing like how corporate "Open Source" co-opted and marginalized Free/Libre Software.
>>3047 Very cool and useful story >>2811 What kinds are you thinking because prototyping / low-vol production of PCB stuff is definitely doable. You'd still need to buy components from a conventional supplier (unless you go hard desoldering junk or something) - and most modern devices are all SMD stuff so anything you want to make with your human meat fingers will have to be a lot bulkier. Ideas for hardware things: radios are cool I've heard - making antennas and shit same with mesh networks- idk much about computers other than the one at my house my mom put a couple games on it but it seems like the internet is cool and important and idk yall dual power infrastructure? https://technical.ly/2015/04/06/12-communities-experimenting-mesh-networks/ kinda old article but I've heard of working projects in metro areas Maybe like air conditioning/ power generation? I know a lot of low income areas have poor access to this and it can be an actual health issue when combined with comorbid conditions of poverty

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I have successfully sequenced the programming for the average /pol/ack in python Comrade 06/10/2020 (Wed) 18:17:14 No. 2735 [Reply] [Last]
Heres the code def text(): x = 1 while x == 1 print("nigger") print("chink") print("kike") print("commie") print("goyim") print("jogger")
can someone make a plugin to intelligently hide /pol/ spam
>>2735 def text(): while True: print("nigger") print("chink") print("kike") print("commie") print("goyim") print("jogger")
namespace poltard { class OP { private: int_fast32_t _age; int_fast32_t _iq; int_fast32_t _mental_damage; public: virtual void shitpost(); OP(auto age = 15; auto iq =51; auto _mental_damage = 9000) : _age{age}, _iq{iq}, _mental_damage{mental_damage} {shitpost()} void shitpost() { std::cout [orange][orange] "mah niggerchinkkikecommiegoyimdejewzfeminaziobongoqueenslay" [orange][orange] '\n'; }

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Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic Comrade 03/31/2020 (Tue) 07:07:15 No. 680 [Reply] [Last]
https://www.acm.org/articles/bulletins/2020/march/dl-access-during-covid-19 > Dear ACM Members: > > As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at ACM would like to do what we can to help support the computing community. Many computing researchers and practitioners are now working remotely. In addition, teaching and learning have also moved online as more and more campuses close. > > We believe that ACM can help support research, discovery and learning during this time of crisis by opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. We hope this will help researchers, practitioners and students maintain access to our publications as well as increasing visibility and awareness of ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines. Please be sure to inform your colleagues that the ACM DL is now open, and will continue that way through June 30, 2020. > > This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak. > > Stay well! > > Cherri Pancake > ACM President
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>>3000 I finished getting what I need\want last week. Archived the following conferences in their entirety: CCS, CGO, ICFP, ISCA, ISMM, MICRO, OSDI, PLDI, PLOS, POPL, SDE, SOSP, UIST, VEE.
Anything on there relevant to planning an economy the size of North Korea? (Asking for a friend.)
>>3013 No, its a computer\technology association... Not that it matters, it will be too late for you to look after today.
>>3014 >its a computer\technology association I figured that much from the OP. I don't expect them to have stuff explicitly proposing things for socialism. But if they have stuff on scheduling things in a big company…?
>>3013 They should have linear programming, (mathematics) optimizations, etc.

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Comrade 06/13/2020 (Sat) 02:16:47 No. 2767 [Reply] [Last]
What kind of projects should a brainlet CS student w way too much time on their hands set out on rn?
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>>2767 make a game this >>2769
>>2769 was literally just about to post this. godot is easy as shit to pick up and super powerful for 2d games, there's no excuse for not doing this unless you just don't like vidya. check out this guy's youtube channel if you want to see some of the cool shit that's doable in a one-man game project with this engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsJa0n-u67c
>>2802 I second this motion.
>>2789 >>2789 >What would interest me (no idea why you'd care about that): I'd like to have a tool for people voting how to share things or tasks, like spliddit.org – but as something you can download and run offline (could be just a HTML file without any pictures and with javascript stuff for client-side computation). I can build for you for like 30$
make bunkerchan work with Clover/Kuroba

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/fglt/ - Install BLFS edition Comrade 06/06/2020 (Sat) 04:47:12 No. 2114 [Reply] [Last]
Regular /g/ has this, might as well make one here. Helpful wikis: https://wiki.debian.org/ (Mainly useful for dpkg based distros) https://wiki.archlinux.org/ (Useful even if you don't use arch. Helped me out of a bind more than once.) https://wiki.gentoo.org/ (Helpful even if you don't use gentoo, check the arch wiki first.) Useful commands: man foo - Use this first, can be used to get info on commands, system calls, standard library functions, basically most everything. apropos foo - Searches man pages for a string. Useful if you forgot a command. whatis foo - gives you a short description of a command. foo -h/--help/-? - Generally gives you the options for a command. Some very strange programs may take -h as an option, so start with --help. help foo - Gives you information on a builtin bash command, stuff like alias or bind. I don't know anything else to toss in here, please share resources if you have them.
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>>2956 >20.03 Isn't the version number just "20" for now? AFAIK they start with new major version every 2 years (based on new Ubuntu LTS release), then release improvements every 6 months, incrementing the minor version number (20.1, 20.2, 20.3). Only briefly tried live iso when it was still in beta, and didn't see any improvements. Some changes give the impression that Cinnamon is further moving away from GNOME 2 towards whatever is trendy now among other DEs (flat design, touchscreen UI, MacOS imitation...). That's too bad because Cinnamon's distinction has been that it's a more polished and richer version of the traditional DEs.
>>2957 You're right actually, not sure where I got 20.03 from I've noticed some small improvements, nothing massive but there really isn't much left to be done with Mint that I can really see, other than the standard universal linux improvements everybody wants on every distro The main things I've noticed are some bug fixes, big one for me being random hitching in youtube videos on integrated graphics is gone now as well as the bug that caused the contents of your desktop to be briefly visible before the lock screen loaded when opening the lid of a laptop Apart from that its better power and heat management (think this is the new Kernel more than anything mint specific), Warpinator, which is seriously incredibly satisfying to try and watch it actually work the first time with no fucking about, and some surface polish, the standard file manager is faster feeling now, Package Manager feels less clunky, quick theming options are in the welcome widget now which is tiny but nice and saves a whopping 2 minutes on going into a menu and doing it yourself etc. Why do you think its moving towards touchscreen and mac like elements? It feels essentially like a Windows 7 style DE but linuxed to me, and that's what I wanted and more or less what I think their mission statement actually was, deliver a competent, reliable desktop with minimal bullshit. I've always found context menu style DE's awful with touch, don't understand why anyone would want a small button in the corner of the screen to summon a context menu designed around a kb+m instead of a unity/android style pull out drawer Its very boring, but its more competently boring and useable for the average person than anything else I can think of save maybe Manjaro KDE and that's why I like it, it doesn't feel like a project like some of the other distros do
>>2958 Oh also it automatically sorted out and set sensible mount options for my second drive without me having to do anything at install which is something I've never had another distro do, they either don't touch it or have retarded defaults like not mounting at startup which for the average normal person would basically mean the drive wouldn't exist
I missed it when it came out, was he right, y/n? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZN5n6C9gM4
>>2967 I tried watching that recently and couldn't finish because he seemed to have nothing important to say. What was the main point? I only remember he kept going on about market share numbers. IMO the 2018 (previous?) version was way better, and much more self-critical about the Linux world from the political standpoint. https://invidio.us/watch?v=TVHcdgrqbHE

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Comrade 05/04/2020 (Mon) 19:31:07 No. 1577 [Reply] [Last]
The enemy uses bots. What do we know about how they work? Is there any literature that would help in writing our own? >>478855
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>>1596 You don't need neural networks for text generation Non-meme ML exists.
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I have experience with writing bots, i can make you imageboard bot for cheap
>>2945 can you write a bot that can fall in love with me?
>>1958 >neural networks >meme literally they are the oldest type of ML invented dude
>>2950 I can write a bot that tells me you to stuff a dildo up your ass. 10 PRINT "Stuff a dildo up your ass" 20 GOTO 10

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cwtch.im Comrade 06/12/2020 (Fri) 20:24:47 No. 2756 [Reply] [Last]
https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im Has anyone heard of cwtch.im ? it's made by the same people who made ricochet (which is now deprecated). it's still in the early stages but it looks like some sort of multicast version of ricochet. Possible replacement for IRC in the future? whitepaper pdf attached. Reading through it but its using some cryptography terms im not familiar with. written in go
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>>2938 Riot is just a client for the matrix protocol though.
>>2941 Well that's probably what anon means then. Matrix/Riot is already in the GNU/Linux position it seems in regards to people calling it by the name of the interface rather than the underlying system.
>>2943 if we're thinking about it this way, Riot is more like GNU than it is like Linux. GNU is what the user actually interacts while Linux does all the mediating with the hardware so that shit actually gets done. So it's more like Riot/Matrix.
>>2947 It's more like Riot/Electron (or Riot/Firefox). Matrix could be POSIX. Or you could say, Riot is not Matrix. But it doesn't matter, they are changing their name: https://blog.riot.im/the-world-is-changing/
>>2948 nice

Comrade 02/17/2020 (Mon) 11:27:07 No. 40 [Reply] [Last]
Is protonmail a honeypot? >Trying to sign up on .onion links back to .com >Can't sign up with vpn >Only accepts crypto after you've signed up There's absolutely no reason for not allowing sign-ups with vpns/TOR and activating the accounts after the payment has gone through Do there exist any alternatives that aren't glowies?
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The OP poisoned the well by baiting schizo-posting.
>i just need the bandwidth and minimum bullshit and i know how to use PGP cock.li >i can pay 1 euro a month posteo.de >i know someone that has a riseup account riseup.net
registering protonmail nowadays is unreliable - most of the time they want a phone number. sometimes it works with a "recovery" email. temporary emails won't work, but you can easily create a throwaway yandex mail account for that purpose. i'm talking about registering over Tor, i have no experience with clearnet.
>OP: Is [x] a honeypot >Poster1: What are you hiding >Poster2: Yeah dude duh of course its a honey >Poster3: Poster1 glows You could make a thread asking that question about literally any piece of popular software and you will get the same exact answer OP. And that answer is yes, you should always assume the software you're using isn't secure, because on some level it isn't. The only serious way to OpSec is either hundreds of layers of encryption and disinfo added between your backdoored email clients, computer hardware, and router connections or you can manufacture your own logic gates, operating system, and computer network.
>>1861 This has changed recently. I've managed to create a couple of protonmail accounts using throwaway email addresses (guerrillamail) for verification, while leaving recovery email address blank. Doesn't necessarily work with every Tor exit node, but it doesn't take a lot of circuit switching to find one that works. Not that anybody should simply trust protonmail. It's just useful if you need to create an account on some site that requires "legit" email address. As long as you thoroughly compartmentalize each of your "operations" you might as well use protonmail as your main/personal email provider.

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webtorrents to reduce serload ? Comrade 06/06/2020 (Sat) 16:47:43 No. 2122 [Reply] [Last]
Since the servers gets really slow when lots of people post lots of "large" (a few megabytes) files, are web torrents a possible avenue to ease the burden on the server ? https://webtorrent.io/
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>>2903 PeerTube uses WebRTC? I've been using PeerTube over Palemoon for sometime and haven't experienced any problems. Palemoon doesn't use WebRTC and probably never will.
This would kill the Tor network though, way too many connections for relays to handle.
>>2909 PeerTube can function without WebRTC, it just doesn't use P2P to download movies. Also, administrators of PeerTube instances can turn on or off P2P sharing. So to use WebTorrent on PeerTube, you need to have WebRTC and use a PeerTube instance that has P2P sharing turned on. The instance will say whether it has P2P sharing on the About page. Like this one has it turned on. https://open.tube/about/instance
>>2912 Well that's very disappointing to learn that WebTorrent is based on the cancer of WebRTC. I've just lost a lot of enthusiasm I had for PeerTube, dangit.
>>2916 WebRTC is the only way to do P2P in a standard browser without extra software like you need for Tor, I2P, etc.


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