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>> No. 25414 Anonymous
6th August 2016
Saturday 5:23 pm
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> The BBC is to spy on internet users in their homes by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online.

> The Telegraph can disclose that from next month, the BBC vans will fan out across the country capturing information from private Wi-Fi networks in homes to “sniff out” those who have not paid the licence fee.

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>> No. 25479 Anonymous
11th August 2016
Thursday 5:24 pm
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Right? We wouldn't have a million unemployed if Jeremy Kyle was taken off the air.
>> No. 25480 Anonymous
11th August 2016
Thursday 5:25 pm
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Not what I was thinking but whatever.
>> No. 25481 Anonymous
11th August 2016
Thursday 5:26 pm
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Could you explain what relevance the issues faced by people on incapacity, in-work or jsa benefits has?
>> No. 25482 Anonymous
11th August 2016
Thursday 7:26 pm
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The standard fee is €17.50 per month. Registered disabled people pay a reduced fee of €5.83, most people on benefits pay nothing.
>> No. 25483 Anonymous
12th August 2016
Friday 12:51 am
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Speaking as someone who still curls up into a ball and bursts into tears whenever I catch even a brief glimpse of my "favourite" programmes from back when I was out of work I can assure you that you don't need to think of ways to try and stop unemployed people from watching television. 99.9% of them really would rather be doing absolutely anything else.

>> No. 25443 Anonymous
9th August 2016
Tuesday 9:19 pm
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Can someone explain to me how useless countries like UAE and KSA mange to block certain apps like Whatsapp and Viper? Doesn't it just look like data packets? I have very limited understandong of how netwroking works, so I would apprecate an explaination. How can they tell what app is being used?
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>> No. 25453 Anonymous
9th August 2016
Tuesday 11:45 pm
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How effective are VPNs and/or Tor at evading state censorship in these places?
>> No. 25454 Anonymous
9th August 2016
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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If no-one's interested in you, fine. If someone wants to catch you, they will.
>> No. 25455 Anonymous
9th August 2016
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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Worked like a treat. Even on my phone, any VPN app rubbish allowed me to post here.

Speed over there is a major issue though. I felt that the VPNs just made it worse. I could barely load a 240p youtube video.
>> No. 25456 Anonymous
9th August 2016
Tuesday 11:55 pm
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I suspect that those regimes aren't savvy enough to reliably block a skilled user, but I wouldn't want to get caught. A business traveler or expat trying to watch iPlayer should be fine, but if I were a local I'm not sure I'd risk it.

China have successfully blocked Tor and the vast majority of commercial VPN services, but the Great Firewall is incredibly sophisticated.
>> No. 25486 Anonymous
13th August 2016
Saturday 8:27 pm
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There are holes in the Golden Shit [1] too. The chance of the po-po paying you a re-educational visit for going through those holes is higher though.

[1] They call that filtering system 'Golden Shield' or something actually.

>> No. 25266 Anonymous
20th June 2016
Monday 9:38 am
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I've currently got my computer hooked up to a giant, old stereo system with tape decks and a CD player that I haven't used in almost a decade.

Is there a cheap way I can get rid of the mixer/amplifier/middle thingamabob between the speakers and have a compact box that connects the speakers to my computer?
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>> No. 25406 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 12:35 pm
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In case I wasn't clear, you'll need an interface/DAC or a wireless streamer, but not necessarily both.

The only other thing you'll need is the appropriate audio cable to connect the DAC or streamer to your speakers. If you're not sure what you need, let me know what kit you've chosen and I can make sure you get the right cable.
>> No. 25407 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 3:17 pm
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Thanking you sir. The Chromecast has a built-in DAC? Would you recommend the amp/passive speaker setup over the studio monitors? A hard disk audio player? How does that differ from the Chromecast? I will make another post this evening after some researching. If I went wired, and I wanted speakers in another room, I would need to run a long USB cable from PC to the DAC/speakers. Is this often done? What kind of specs would a PC need to stream audio? For example, I have a Raspberry Pi 3, maybe I could attach that to a DAC/speakers and stream to it, so it is doing what the Chromecast would have done? (I think I will get Chromecast for simplicity but I am just considering).
>> No. 25408 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 4:31 pm
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The Chromecast has a built in DAC. You plug in an amp or monitors, connect to your home wifi and it just works. It has TosLink digital output as well as analogue audio, so you can connect it to a swanky audiophile DAC if you so desire.

I prefer studio monitors, but there are merits to hifi gear. Studio monitors don't require a bulky external amplifier, but you do need to run a power cable to each speaker. They're designed to provide a neutral and accurate reproduction, while hifi gear tends to have a slightly hyped frequency response. There's a degree of personal preference involved. If you're spending a decent amount of money, it's worth heading to Richer Sounds and your local music tech specialist to hear stuff in person.

Hard disc audio players work as a stand-alone system, controlled via a traditional remote control or a special app. You plug the player into an amp or powered speakers, as you would a CD player. Some of them just play music stored on the hard drive, some can connect to streaming services like Spotify and Tidal. It's not an option I'd recommend, because they're very expensive and often have clunky interfaces.

Long USB cables require active repeaters every five metres. If you're using a wired connection over a distance, it may make more sense to use a long audio cable.

Any old PC is fine for audio streaming. You could use a Raspberry Pi as an audio player, although it's a considerable faff to set up. You'll need to install Linux, then figure out some way of controlling it. I wouldn't recommend it if you're not an experienced linux user.

The big advantage of Chromecast Audio is that it works absolutely seamlessly from your other devices. You just press the cast button in a supported app and the music plays through your speakers. You can stream audio files from your PC using Plex, but you can also stream things like podcasts, Spotify or iPlayer Radio directly from a phone or tablet.
>> No. 25409 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Okay, chromecast seems good. So all I need is DAC+hifi, or studio speakers. I would like ones that are good enough that if I maybe upgrade the chromecast I can keep the speakers without them acting as a quality bottleneck. Since the chromecast which acts as a wifi destination AND a DAC is £30 while the other entry-level DACS that you linked (Presonus Audiobox and Focusrite Scarlett Solo) are £70-£90, I guess the chromecast may be a bottleneck for audio quality (though I probably wouldn't notice it). I would like to have these speakers alternately in my room and in the living room of my shared apartment. Here is some equipment I have seen recommended:

Yamaha HS Series
JBL LSR Series
Mackie Mr6 Mk3

Monitor Audio Bronze

Cambridge Audio A1 (mentioned earlier)

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>> No. 25410 Anonymous
2nd August 2016
Tuesday 10:00 pm
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Any of the above would be an excellent choice.

I wouldn't worry too much about the DAC quality of the Chromecast, it's not something you'll realistically notice on <£1000 speakers. It's just a wifi chipset and a DAC in a box, whereas the audio interfaces mentioned have far more features - headphone amplifiers, microphone inputs etc. They're not all that different in terms of DAC performance, which is a gnats fart from perfect in both cases.

>> No. 25237 Anonymous
11th June 2016
Saturday 8:16 pm
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This is my video card right now. I figure things like compressed air blowers and vacuum cleaners can potentially damage it with static electricity - how can I safely clean all the dust off without damaging the circuits? Will kitchen roll be ok?
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>> No. 25325 Anonymous
2nd July 2016
Saturday 8:23 pm
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Just going to say- Take it outside before you blow on it with compressed air. There's going to be a fuck of a lot of dust in there.

Sounds obvious but I don't think of this when I did it the first time, and just ended up coughing and sneezing for about an hour with dust all over everything else in the room.
>> No. 25326 Anonymous
2nd July 2016
Saturday 8:30 pm
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>IMO get a computer beard type to have a look. The motherboard might be unique and need specialist attention (like unwrapping a mummy). Obviously it is beyond repair but it might be good for saving.
>Not sure how you deduced that. It's all working fine, I'm just doing spring cleaning.

The safest thing to do is to always perform the repair incantations before you even take the cover off. I certainly wouldn't blow on it, the machine spirit might not take it well.
>> No. 25327 Anonymous
2nd July 2016
Saturday 8:32 pm
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Once you've cleaned it, set up your case so that there's more fans sucking in than blowing out and have filters for all those fans sucking in.

That way you stop dust from being sucked in to the case and the positive air pressure will largely keep any openings 'dust tight' while it's running.
>> No. 25332 Anonymous
2nd July 2016
Saturday 11:50 pm
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Fuck off.

Just needs a good blow and a vacuum and I'm a "computer beard". People worry too much about static from those. Get rid of the fucking dust, thats a much bigger problem for you than the static.
>> No. 25333 Anonymous
3rd July 2016
Sunday 5:10 am
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I don't know, lad. It's got all that mains stored in it, he could easily both die and break his computer.

You better let a specialist look at it OP, I'll do it for £200, if you like.

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


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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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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.

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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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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
>> No. 25289 Anonymous
21st June 2016
Tuesday 9:37 pm
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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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>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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> 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.

>> No. 25224 Anonymous
7th June 2016
Tuesday 8:14 am
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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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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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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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Flashed another nightly. The battery problems seems to be absent. I get something like 0.5-1% drain per hour. Video works well too.

>> 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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>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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Crikey. I don't recall fiddling with about:config on that machine recently, yet it's broken.

>> 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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Everything is easy when you know how...
>> No. 25204 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 7:23 pm
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What about winning the Lotto?
>> No. 25205 Anonymous
8th May 2016
Sunday 7:26 pm
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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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I didn't say it was easy, I said it was simple.

>> 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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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.
>> No. 25200 Anonymous
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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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.
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10th May 2016
Tuesday 3:15 am
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>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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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.


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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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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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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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Browser is the new Java™.
>> No. 25161 Anonymous
24th April 2016
Sunday 7:46 pm
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Browser is the new VT100.

>> 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:

I also found similar projects called Planetaryjs and WebGL Earth:

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:

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.
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16th April 2016
Saturday 9:08 pm
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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.


What if I pay you?
>> No. 25105 Anonymous
16th April 2016
Saturday 10:40 pm
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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.

>> 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...


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


You have no idea how giddy I feel to have found someone else who knows about TCP/IP over carrier pigeon here on gs.
>> No. 25098 Anonymous
15th April 2016
Friday 5:47 am
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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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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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Complete with a mechanical IP stack at the consumer end.

>> 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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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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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.

>> No. 25081 Anonymous
10th April 2016
Sunday 5:20 pm
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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.
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10th April 2016
Sunday 10:03 pm
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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.
>> No. 25083 Anonymous
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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