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>> No. 25299 Anonymous
27th June 2016
Monday 5:28 pm
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This is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp6F_ApUq-c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3r4kdHxdcE
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>> No. 25300 Anonymous
27th June 2016
Monday 6:08 pm
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I want to visit east Asia's cyberpunk human anthill cities.
>> No. 25301 Anonymous
27th June 2016
Monday 6:10 pm
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The whole maker movement is pretty fucking cool, when you get around genuine makers and not just some twatknuckle with an arduino and some LEDs to put on their CV/personal website then you see something amazing stuff.

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>> No. 25252 Anonymous
18th June 2016
Saturday 11:50 pm
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Help.

I used to be good with tech, I used to know the ins and outs and really sink into things. Then life happened, growing up happened and having a full time job meaning I couldn't dick around on the internet all day happened.

I'm feeling more and more like I'm behind on even the most basic tech these days and I'm still early 20s.

I find myself, even after much reading, still unable to understand what a raspberry pi even is. It took me nearly an hour to work out what type of cable I needed to get my macbook to connect to my TV and I got happy when I worked out how to change the screensaver on my mac.

Is there somewhere I can play catch up? A book perhaps? I'd like to learn to code a bit as a hobby, as I used to be computer lad when younger, but have since forgotten everything and find it might be enjoyable. Would I buy a Raspberry PI? I've seen the thread below, I still don't get it. What even are the languages? How does the computer understand the languages?

Fucking hell. I appreciate this is all over the place, but somebody out there must be selling a book to bring people back into the technology bubble.

On the bright side, I can still type pretty fast.

/ramble
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>> No. 25287 Anonymous
21st June 2016
Tuesday 8:48 pm
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Please don't argue lads. This has been an absolutely top thread. I'm gonna start with some python and I'm feeling a bit better about knowing others out there feel like me.


Thanks to the top lads who give such helpful answers.
>> No. 25288 Anonymous
21st June 2016
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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>>25286

I can't say that I've noticed them at all mate, thanks for asking.

I'm not trying to be condescending but why do you find it hard to believe that my computer works just fine? I never have trouble with it at all.

I don't even run an antivirus
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21st June 2016
Tuesday 9:37 pm
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>>25286
>>25288

If they don't use Internet Explorer and they don't go around opening random office documents in MS Office, then the average user connected through a home wifi router simply isn't going to be affected by the vast majority of vulns patched by Microsoft Update. The vulns are there, present, but they can't be reached. There is no attack vector.

I'm sure there must be some exceptions to this but I really can't think of any right now, there may be some way to get Chrome or Adobe reader to use Windows core libs to render WMF images for example, although I'd be quite surprised.
>> No. 25344 Anonymous
7th July 2016
Thursday 5:07 pm
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>>25284
>pre-standard C

You'll notice I linked the 2nd edition which was updated to cover the original ANSI standard for C.

I'm not going to argue about the merits of learning the different standards as it completely depends on what you want to do with it; though you're more likely to run into problems trying to compile code with newer C99 or C11 features on a compiler that defaults to C89 than vice-versa.

Out of interest though, what would you recommend as an up-to-date text for learning C?
>> No. 25345 Anonymous
8th July 2016
Friday 7:12 pm
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>>25344

> Out of interest though, what would you recommend as an up-to-date text for learning C?

It's a good question; C is not (really) an up to date language so it's somewhat difficult to answer. I also haven't read a book on C in nearly 20 years, so there's also that.

If they wanted a book aimed at programmers of other languages (much like K&R was) then I'd be tempted to just throw a copy of the C++ primer (I've only read the 5th ed, although I assume the 6th will be just as good) at them and let them learn something properly useful. Once they've got the hang of things they can pivot fairly effortlessly into pure C if they have some bizarre requirement to do embedded programming or something.

If someone had never programmed before I wouldn't recommend that they learn C in the first place, but if they really wanted to the only text I can recommend from personal experience is the old two volume "C for dummies" series by Dan Gookin. For someone who's programmed before it's horribly slow paced but it covers everything you need in C in an easy to understand manner, using modern coding styles etc. I imagine there are all kind of "C for complete and utter n00bs" books available these days but I honestly can't recommend them as I've never read them.

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>> No. 25224 Anonymous
7th June 2016
Tuesday 8:14 am
25224 CM and other firmwares
How reliable are 'aftermarket' firmwares like CyanogenMod, AOKP, Omni?

Recently I got myself a Galaxy Ace 3 phone but it's a bit full of shite. I'm new to modern smartphone OSes - the last time I used a phone like that, it ran WM2003.

What am I in for?
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>> No. 25245 Anonymous
11th June 2016
Saturday 9:13 pm
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>>25244

You can buy a SIM card cutter on eBay for a quid, or you can cut the card to size with scissors if you have a steady hand.
>> No. 25248 Anonymous
11th June 2016
Saturday 11:10 pm
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You can order a smaller sim and transfer your number over. I did with giffgaff anyway.
>> No. 25249 Anonymous
12th June 2016
Sunday 8:31 pm
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I simply got myself a new number. Seems to be working all right. The old SIM card I shall leave in the old phone.

Now, to the camera thingy. It seems there is quite a number of third-party camera applications for Android. I hope one of them will be able to save those damn video clips. If it doesn't, where the problem might be?
>> No. 25250 Anonymous
13th June 2016
Monday 8:41 pm
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>>25249
The camera problem seems to be firmware-related. I. o. w. using a third-party app won't help. But I've got a worse problem. The phone simply doesn't go to sleep. As far as I understand, something within the Android System group keeps it awake - the counter for 'Keep Awake' request within the CyanogenMod's Privacy Guard has just passed 960 requests.

It barely lasts a day when simply lying on the table.
>> No. 25251 Anonymous
14th June 2016
Tuesday 8:40 am
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>>25250
Flashed another nightly. The battery problems seems to be absent. I get something like 0.5-1% drain per hour. Video works well too.

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>> No. 25210 Anonymous
19th May 2016
Thursday 6:32 pm
25210 Firefox playing silly buggers again
Is it just me?

Something has happened to the upgrade routine recently. Usually I'd click the 'About Firefox' from the main menu and hit 'Check for updates'. Now it simply gives me 'Updates available at mozilla.com/firefox/'. No 'Upgrade to Firefox ${CURRENT_VERSION}'.
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>> No. 25211 Anonymous
19th May 2016
Thursday 7:48 pm
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>>25210
>Is it just me?
Possibly. On both my machines, the latest update (46.0.1) was pointed out via both of the usual routes of About Firefox and the update popup.
>> No. 25212 Anonymous
22nd May 2016
Sunday 9:20 am
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>>25211
Crikey. I don't recall fiddling with about:config on that machine recently, yet it's broken.

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>> No. 25201 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 6:48 pm
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I've for a long time been pondering starting up a blog. I'm joining an already saturated market but as everybody believes - mine has a special tint.

I've not put any content on it yet but I've set up the layout and design and have some articles / blog posts ready to go up when the time is right.

I don't want to make a living off it nor have thousands read my every update, but a few readers would probably make it a worthwhile hobby.

How do I go about getting an initial readership? Anybody done anything like this before?
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>> No. 25202 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 6:51 pm
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Get some content then interact with other bloggers. People will see your posts, then if you have anything interesting to say they'll look at your profile and read your blog.
Not complicated.
>> No. 25203 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 6:57 pm
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>>25202
Everything is easy when you know how...
>> No. 25204 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 7:23 pm
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>>25203
What about winning the Lotto?
>> No. 25205 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 7:26 pm
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>>25204
Piss easy. All you have to do is pick the right numbers.
>> No. 25206 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 7:31 pm
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>>25203
I didn't say it was easy, I said it was simple.

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>> No. 25193 Anonymous
7th May 2016
Saturday 2:07 pm
25193 Personal organising
I don't think I've ever come across an app or bit of software that handles long-term projects, repeating timetables, to-do lists and a calendar together in a satisfactory way.

Currently I use an online spreadsheet for planning my finances, long trips and work-related training on a scale of years, Google calendar for meetings and events on a scale of months/weeks, and an app on my phone which chimes with reminders of routine tasks.

It occurs to me that these things should surely be integrated. What does /g/ use?
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>> No. 25199 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 5:15 pm
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>>25198
In what sense? Can't say I've had too many major problems with it. The tight integration with Android is the main reason I'd choose it over any other cloud-based calendar.
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8th May 2016
Sunday 5:55 pm
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Had you asked a couple of years ago, I'd have suggested using Lotus Organiser on desktop. It hadn't been updated for a decade, but IBM finally killed it off around 18 months ago.
>> No. 25207 Anonymous
9th May 2016
Monday 3:03 pm
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>>25196

Ah, that's beautiful. I get all weird over seeing properly organised notes, being that I am genuinely a sad-act that loves stationary. I may treat myself to a black A4 filofax just to hold documents together, soon.

I'm considering trying an app called Jorte, which seems to fit all of my requirements thus far. It's not much to look at, but if it's functional it would be really nice to be able to replace the dozen separate ways of recording things I currently use. Unfortunately it's another regularly paid service rather than a purchasable bit of software.

If this doesn't work, there's a few apps out there that merge Google Tasks and Google Calendar into one interface. Then I can just add a custom calendar on top of my regular one containing my daily routine.

I'll let you both know if it comes together, or if I'm just piddling away my time.
>> No. 25208 Anonymous
10th May 2016
Tuesday 3:15 am
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>>25207
>being that I am genuinely a sad-act that loves stationary. I may treat myself to a black A4 filofax just to hold documents together, soon.

Have you ever been in a Muji? It's like a fucking The North Pole for people like us.

P.S. Stationery. Stationary is standing still in awe of the beautiful range of tiny pots and folders Muji sell.
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10th May 2016
Tuesday 1:29 pm
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>>25208

I used to work for MUJI for a long time. I think every third customer would be commenting on how they love the stationery. Funnily enough, we once had a sign that read '10% Off Stationary Storage'.

In case you're interested, here's a lot of it used to make a model of Tokyo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxc4uLlOM

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>> No. 25165 Anonymous
25th April 2016
Monday 6:33 pm
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I asked my son what he did at school today. In coding he learned how to create a game in Scratch. He's in Year 4. He's looking forward to being in Year 5 because then he can go to their after school programming club.

When I was at university, nevermind at school, they made us do the European Computer Driving Licence and that was little more than being able to do the very basics on Microsoft Office.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is do you think I should buy him a Raspberry Pi? Although I'm known as the techie guy at work (today's task was showing someone how to add a web page to their favourites) my computer knowledge is rather limited so I wouldn't really know what to do with it.
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>> No. 25182 Anonymous
27th April 2016
Wednesday 1:34 pm
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>>25181

It's a drag-and-drop visual programming system for children.

https://scratch.mit.edu/
>> No. 25183 Anonymous
27th April 2016
Wednesday 1:41 pm
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>>25182
Like flowcharts? Looks cool.
>> No. 25185 Anonymous
27th April 2016
Wednesday 7:10 pm
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Pretty sure you can. That's what I did to Windows 8.1 when the damn thing wouldn't connect to the WLAN I had just set up. It didn't allow me to remove all the bloody files in there but just enough of them to render the OS unbootable.
>> No. 25186 Anonymous
29th April 2016
Friday 8:07 pm
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Just seen that the Pi Zero has come back into stock here: https://thepihut.com/collections/raspberry-pi-zero/products/raspberry-pi-zero

You can get it with an 8GB or 16GB SD card and 'essential kit' to get started for about £20 including postage and packaging, probably worth a punt for that price. You'll want to get in quick though as they're selling out fast (already many of the other options without SD cards have sold out).
>> No. 25187 Anonymous
30th April 2016
Saturday 12:20 am
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>>25186

By the time you've added a USB hub and all the necessary adapters, the Pi Zero isn't much cheaper than the Model B. The Pi Zero is great for integrating into other projects, but it wouldn't be my choice for a general-purpose computer.

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>> No. 25116 Anonymous
21st April 2016
Thursday 9:49 pm
25116 fucks sake google
You cheeky cunts.
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>> No. 25157 Anonymous
23rd April 2016
Saturday 8:26 pm
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>> No. 25158 Anonymous
23rd April 2016
Saturday 9:00 pm
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>>25157

Please don't, that's almost as embarrassing as the autism comment above. Just stop.
>> No. 25159 Anonymous
24th April 2016
Sunday 12:50 am
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>>25158
Haven't you heard, accusing someone of autism is the new go-to comment when you realise that you are way out of your depth on a subject.
>> No. 25160 Anonymous
24th April 2016
Sunday 6:32 pm
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>>25156
Browser is the new Java™.
>> No. 25161 Anonymous
24th April 2016
Sunday 7:46 pm
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>>25160

Browser is the new VT100.

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>> No. 25101 Anonymous
16th April 2016
Saturday 5:17 pm
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I want to try presenting and regularly updating information using a 3D model of earth (see the attached amazing rendering). I have two ideas, the first being a website featuring a movable globe, with clickable points that I could customise and regularly change, bringing up a little article I've written for that time period.

The problem is that I have precisely fuckall knowledge of HTML, HTML5, javascript, website design/hosting, or WebGL. I have considered sticking something like the following plugin on a Wordpress site, though the coder doesn't provide installation support:
http://codecanyon.net/item/earth-viewer-3d-globe/2283700

I also found similar projects called Planetaryjs and WebGL Earth:
http://planetaryjs.com/examples/rotating.html
http://examples.webglearth.com/examples/animation.html

My second idea is to use some sort of animation software and regularly produce videos for YouTube featuring a model which spins to the point I want, shows the corresponding article header and an overlaid link, then moves on to the next location. I imagine it would be possible using software like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDwRI4LH4_I

Assuming I'm just looking for the quickest point from A to B so I can start putting up my information, which should I try? Are there more practical methods I'm missing? I'm looking for the presentation to be as minimal as possible, and ideally as close to my picture as possible.
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>> No. 25102 Anonymous
16th April 2016
Saturday 5:38 pm
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>The problem is that I have precisely fuckall knowledge of HTML, HTML5, javascript, website design/hosting, or WebGL.

Get a professional. You can find dirt-cheap freelance developers on Upwork. Teaching yourself all the skills you need will take hundreds of hours.
>> No. 25103 Anonymous
16th April 2016
Saturday 6:27 pm
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You're only cheating yourself by getting us to do your coursework for you.
>> No. 25104 Anonymous
16th April 2016
Saturday 9:08 pm
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>>25102

You're probably right, lad. Thanks for the site. If I do hire someone I can at least specify exactly what I'm looking for. I'll do a bit of research on reasonable quotes.

>>25103

What if I pay you?
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16th April 2016
Saturday 10:40 pm
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>>25104

You can post a job description and freelancers will bid for the job, like a reverse auction. Avoid the lowest bids, choose someone with decent feedback, don't be afraid of hiring someone from Umbongostan. Define your project requirements as clearly and concisely as possible - clear requirements keep costs low and reduce risk.

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>> No. 24982 Anonymous
1st February 2016
Monday 7:45 am
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I doubt that any of you are using Microsoft Edge (which sounds like a gay porno) but just on the off chance...

http://betanews.com/2016/01/30/stop-using-microsoft-edges-inprivate-mode-if-you-value-your-privacy/

> investigations of the browser have resulted in revealing that websites visited in private mode are also stored in the browser’s WebCache file.

>NOTE: The Container_n table stores web history. There a field named 'Flag' will be available. A website visited in the private mode will have a flag value as '8'.
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>> No. 25096 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 1:16 am
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Real men do and look at whatever the fuck they want online knowing that the guardians and gatekeepers are as human and fallible as they are and ignore the failed power games of the former reality. Not behind seven Boxxxys, making and learning their own morality and trusting in the Universe.
>> No. 25097 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 2:37 am
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>>25094

How depressing is it that I was using one of them in 1999?

>>25095

You have no idea how giddy I feel to have found someone else who knows about TCP/IP over carrier pigeon here on gs.
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15th April 2016
Friday 5:47 am
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>>25097
I knew someone who was part of the implementation team. Much fun was had that day, apparently.
>> No. 25099 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 9:17 am
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>>25097

There has to be someone, that's still the fastest connection we can get up North.
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15th April 2016
Friday 10:24 am
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>>25099
Complete with a mechanical IP stack at the consumer end.

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>> No. 25073 Anonymous
9th April 2016
Saturday 9:28 pm
25073 Monitors
It's been a while since I was up-to-date on what made a decent display (the last time I was buying IPS was the new big thing), and it seems to be difficult to find the sort of information I'm after.

I'm looking for something that's 16:10, 24-28", and would want to expand later with smaller panels in portrait. For the expansion, it needs to have a native resolution that would be easy to match P/L and smaller bezels would be a bonus. (The expansion requirement is making searches difficult.) It needs DVI and multiple HDMI inputs. I don't really do AAA gaming, so standard (60-75) refresh rates will suffice. Budget around £300-400.

Could either of you recommend some decent panels that would fit?
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>> No. 25079 Anonymous
10th April 2016
Sunday 3:53 pm
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>>25077
Your python makes me cry. Why. Why is there a function that is more than a page long on my monitor. And why aren't you using Vim.
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10th April 2016
Sunday 4:15 pm
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>>25079

It's not my screenshot, I just picked something from Google Images to illustrate the point. My desktop is littered with commercially sensitive stuff. I couldn't be arsed with the faff of taking a screenshot myself.

http://blog.greglturnquist.com/2014/04/39-seiki-4k-monitor-is-great.html
>> No. 25081 Anonymous
10th April 2016
Sunday 5:20 pm
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>>25076

Dell have some monitors with fantastic stands, the one I've just bought can rotate, pivot, switch between landscape and protrait and is height adjustable with a smoothly sprung mechanism. And it has a hoop for the cables to go through.
>> No. 25082 Anonymous
10th April 2016
Sunday 10:03 pm
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>>25081

They're also mostly standardised across the range, and I think they also sell a handy adaptor plate that converts it into a VESA stand.
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11th April 2016
Monday 12:37 pm
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I'd just like to say that I see what you did there, OP.

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>> No. 24908 Anonymous
1st December 2015
Tuesday 12:01 pm
24908 Yet another find me a phone thead
I need a phone that's around £50-£70 that can use a 128gb SDXC and has wifi. I don't care about the camera or what the phone looks like. Ideally it would be nice to have a long lasting phone that wouldn't break and a decent battery life but I know that these things may have to be sacrificed. Is this even possible?
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>> No. 24996 Anonymous
14th February 2016
Sunday 11:03 pm
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>>24992
The first of January 1970 is the start of unix time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time

Why they chose that date for their Mac thing is anyone's guess.
>> No. 24997 Anonymous
14th February 2016
Sunday 11:35 pm
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Yeah, I get that it'll do some unix fuckery to your iphone, just doesn't seem a particularly convincing or compelling reason for anyone to follow the instructions.
>> No. 24998 Anonymous
14th February 2016
Sunday 11:37 pm
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>>24996

The image is a typical chan prank, along the lines of "the system32 file is a virus, delete it immediately" or "you can charge your iPhone in the microwave".

There's a major bug in iOS that bricks devices if you set the time to the beginning of the Epoch. For some reason the clock underflows, setting the date forward by ~584 billion years. This crashes the bootloader, so the device can't be reflashed in recovery mode.
>> No. 24999 Anonymous
14th February 2016
Sunday 11:47 pm
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>>24998
That's one of the stupidest bugs I've ever heard.
>> No. 25000 Anonymous
15th February 2016
Monday 12:57 am
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>>24997
We're talking about iPhone users here, it doesn't need to be particularly convincing or compelling to work on them.

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14th February 2016
Sunday 9:37 pm
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So I've fucked up recovery on my phone, I should add it works completely fine right now.

Previously I've rooted it and installed TeamWin onto it. One day last year, Android was bugging me to update. I clicked yes and didn't realise it won't update because I've rooted and installed TeamWinReceoveryProject (TWRP). So the update failed and I thought nothing of it.

So the other day I wanted to make a backup of my phone and tried to get into TWRP only I go into fastboot now and when I select recovery it just reboots. Anyway I can fix this so I have TWRP back?
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>> No. 24994 Anonymous
14th February 2016
Sunday 9:40 pm
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I guess I could try "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img".

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>> No. 24989 Anonymous
5th February 2016
Friday 11:54 pm
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that thread has more than 150 post when you view it. why does it say 150 when clearly it is more than that
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>> No. 24990 Anonymous
6th February 2016
Saturday 12:14 am
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