What's the last thing you programmed?
ちょっと横槍を刺させてもらうのん。今お兄ちゃんがLinuxと呼んでいる物は実は正しく言うとGNU/Linuxって言うのん。最近はGNUプラスLinuxとも言うのん。Linux単体は実はOSじゃなくて、GNUと言う完成されたシステムのフリーコンポーネントの一つとしてGNUのcorelib、shellユティリティ、その他バイタルシステムと一緒にPOSIXの定義上OSとして実装可能になってるん。パソコンの利用者は皆知らずい毎日改変されたGNUシステムを使ってるのん。とある経緯を経て、昨今よく使われるGNUがLinuxと呼ばれるようになっているのん。なのに、GNU Projectに作られたGNUシステムと知らずにいるのん。Linux自体は実際存在していて、皆も使ってるん。ただ、それはシステムの一部としてなのん。Linuxはkernalと言って、他のプログラムにパソコンのリソースを振り分ける役目を持つのん。KernalはOSの大事な一部だけど、単体では意味が無いのん。完成されたシステムの一部の中でしか機能できないのん。Linuxはよく、GNU OSの一部と一緒に使われるのん、いや、GNU/Linuxなのん。Linuxデストリは実は皆GNU/Linuxのデストリなのん!
Buy the latest thing! It's 3% thinner and 5% faster than the last one!!! Spend all your money! Deplete finite resources! Consumerism is clearly all you need in life! Gadgets will fill the void, surely!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-7v2WGiTe8
You do back-ups, right [RAL]?
I have all my computers phone home at 3AM to back up daily, weekly and monthly snapshots using rsnapshot. I also now do nightly backups of everything on my phone (i.e. full system dump with /data, /sdcard and cache).
Remember that there are strictly two types of people in the world: those who keep backups and those who have never had a hard-drive crash.
Toasting in an epic honeypot thread
Has anyone here ever talked with a computer?
Is ~100 dollaridoos for 3 years of NordVPN a good investment were I to desire to have some privacy whilst I torrent back-up digital copies of chinese cartoons I own, read wikibooks, and diddle myself to the tune of gyaru girls? They're having a sale this month.
Or is internet privacy just a meme?
CONFUSING VS. CONDESCENDING
People have very different levels of technical literacy. Some people need help locating their power button and don't know what "start button" or "system tray" mean. Other people are tech-savvy but don't know how to program, like maybe people who build computers and overclock CPUs and use Linux casually. Some people are developers or security researchers.
Some people are really into some tech things but then not into other things at all. So sometimes it's really hard to figure out what level someone's on, and if you overestimate how tech-savvy someone is, you can sound confusing when you're talking about tech they don't understand. Then they might get upset or lose interest in what you're saying. On the other hand, sometimes you underestimate what someone knows, and then you explain things they already know. Then they think you're condescending.
I am a CS major and I do software development and pen testing stuff. I have to deal with old people who needed me to make a paper arrow that points to the power button on their computer. There was a time when an old family member of mine asked me for help on a tech issue, so I asked what his browser was and he said "Microsoft" but it turns out he was actually using Firefox, not Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer. On the other extreme, I know people who have PhDs in CS and decades of experience. And most people are somewhere in between, like my CS peers and some of my friends. But when you misjudge it, people can get upset.
How do you gauge someone's tech literacy? And have you ever dealt with the issue I'm describing (sounding confusing or condescending because you guessed someone's knowledge of a subject and got it wrong)?
Some of the captchas have text that doesn't fit in the frame. I also saw a character in one that could have been an S or an 8
What motivates you to code?
Learning programming stuff in a college class isn't that easy because it's boring, sometimes the professor is bad at explaining things, and you feel forced to do it. And you're less concerned with learning and more concerned with deadlines and grades.
By contrast, personal projects seem so easy -- and they're amazing learning experiences -- because you actually want to do it.
Obviously doing it as a job is a big motivator, but when you haven't quite made it that far, you need to look elsewhere for reasons to do it.
I hurt my back and now they gave me a prescription for pain fuck I'm high lol
What was the last tech-related thing you learned about? For me, I just recently learned about sitemaps and XML, things I probably should have known a long time ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitemaps
How many people here know a Lisp?
I've been toying with Scheme for the past few days, but the decentralized nature of different interpreters/compilers has felt quite odd. I'm also not finding a lot of pre-existing libraries for things like graphics and sound. Most of the repos are quite sparse and are 10 years old. Gambit scheme has a C interface, so one could hook C libraries to get around this, however it seems like a lot of work.
I'm going to learn Forth by reading Starting FORTH by Leo Brodie.
does anyone want to join me?
Thoughts on the recent issue with Linus Torvalds and the new code of conduct? Seems like he's kowtowing to SJWs and political correctness. The problem is that open source is now being subverted by people who are focused more on politics and pronouns and shit and less interested in programming. I think this will mean a net decrease in the quality of code for Linux. This is really bad, considering how many things depend on Linux.
What do you know about information security?
I recently started a course about infosec. Set up a Kali VM, connected to the course's VPN, and now I can use its intentionally-hackable lab servers. So far I've learned about basic stuff like DNS and server/subdomain enumeration, as a part of initial reconnaissance and enumeration before you do port/service scanning and all that jazz, then getting into finding vulnerabilities and using metasploit or whatever to exploit them. This is all on servers for the class so it's legal and doesn't harm anybody.
let's talk about botnets
imagine getting tribal about dumb shit like phone operating systems
What's your favorite font? Monospace, serif, sans, or whatever you love.
Would you ever program in a non-mono font?
WOW! send me free samples first pls
What sort of *nix utilities do you use on a daily basis? Do they help your productivity, your work-flow?
RIP Terry Davis. Genius programmer plagued by schizophrenia.
Anyone know much about Django?
Can i get some advice on ripping a collection of DVDS with multiple episodes per disk?
i remember seeing fearless admin once ripping a dvd with handbrake, but im not sure how well it handles multiple episodes.
do yall suggest handbrake? if so, what rip settings? im not an AV snob, so i dont care what codec.
Stupid shit happening with technology
Has anyone had a piece of tech fail catastrophically from normal use? Today I tried to pay for a bag of garbage snack food with my debit card, and I crashed the reader. I think it's stuck in an infinite reboot loop until someone who's authorized can fix it.
What does the Internet look like in the future?
github being bought by micro$oft? gooby pls
Have we been discovered by market-people or is a user just also an entrepreneur
I need inspiration in naming my wireless access point.
What is yours named?
I am fascinated about computers and want to learn about anything from programming to security. What do you advice me to read?
Is securing your browser as simple as locking down the about:config settings and setting up whitelists for websites?
kya chutiya*****pa hai BC!
I'm taking some measures to enhance my day-to-day security today. Do you do anything to keep yourself safe on the internet? I'm running an ad-block (who doesn't have ad-block in 2018?) and NoScript as well.
Are you running a custom OS on your phone?
I'm flashing LineageOS on a Samsung Galaxy SIII and I run an old build of Cyanogenmod on my Nexus 6
Secure access points are a myth
a 6 page whitepaper on fooling CV systems