#41
im going to convince the government to be overthrown by computers *starts a religion*
#42
Messianic cults of turbonerds coalescing around new technology is of course totally new and unheard of:

In October of 1853 in the town of Lynn, Massachusetts, a group of people congregated under the watchful eye of a man named John Murray Spear, gathered together to begin work on a mysterious machine, an experiment that has since become synonymous with the early spiritualist movement. If successful, they believed that the machine in question had the power to “revolutionize the world and raise mankind to an exalted level of spiritual development.” It was thought that once finished, the machine itself would act as a physical body for God, a metal and copper suit to contain the divine spark. They called it the New Motor; Heaven’s last, best gift to man.
#43
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#44
buy that alien an account
#45
look guys they fell for it
ALIENATORX707 has entered the dungeon.
lets wreck this scrub
#46

Petrol posted:

there is no ethical cyberconsumption under capitalism


this is actually true and im really arguing for utopistic effectiveness of future computing (especially if dictated and embraced by a socialist state) rather than as an ethical neccesity for consumers to switch asap. gnu/linux is a hobbyist thing for me but i think for the sake of security (comrades understanding the difference between security through obscurity of a software that has been certified by a handful of commercial network security corporations vs. the track record of foss software actually going through the motions to make sure atleast the most blatant offenses regarding internet security can be audited and fixed asap) considering how there is actually the need to plan quasilegal actions (ie. counterdemo to stop a legal fascist march) without leaving a recognizable digital footprint for the LE to follow and identify. knowing your way around cryptography, unsecured hotspots/vpn connections etc. is easier to handle with foss if not for the sake of the transparent software then for the fact that generating a liveusb takes like 5min and you can guarantee yourself anonymity considering all your actions being compressed, read, written and finally destroyed in RAM.

#47

troolari posted:

without leaving a recognizable digital footprint for the LE to follow and identify




#48
i had debian for a little bit, which i liked for Aesthetic reasons also because the file system/command line stuff is more sane. i think if i try a non-windows os again it'll be mac osx or whatever theyre up to now.
#49
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#50

stegosaurus posted:

i had debian for a little bit, which i liked for Aesthetic reasons also because the file system/command line stuff is more sane. i is think if i try a non-windows os again it'll be mac osx or whatever theyre up to now.


i have an old macbook for a daily driver, hardware just keeps going (assuming you're happy to swap out the battery every 5-6 years) and the cli is great. best of both worlds imo. i mean it would be shit for gaming but thats ok because video games are for children.

#51
if video games are for children then only children will have video games
#52
video game has the right to children
#53
i kind of want a mac laptop for music. im realizing why nobody uses desktops for music
#54
I like OSX and prefer it for design and rendering stuff
#55
foobar+wasapi is the best music platform. bizarrely it isnt available on linux.
#56
Foobar owns
#57
i've stuck to winamp while my audiophile friends shifted to foobar. this WASAPI thing seemed interesting so i went looking for a winamp plugin. found something called YASAPI. here's the coder's dedication on his sourceforge page

This project is dedicated to my European heritage. It is strictly to be understood as a statement against the "sweet" liberal lie of "multiculturalism" which is going to destroy Europe as we know it, in particular against the Merkel regime selling out Europe for nothing as we watch.


his personal site has links to 'squatting slav TV'. makes me nostalgic for the days when coders were politically apathetic.

#58
Ill take one foobar hold the wasabi
#59
i also use computer
#60

stegosaurus posted:

i kind of want a mac laptop for music. im realizing why nobody uses desktops for music


back when i used to do a bunch of live music stuff my macbook was so great for that

kinch posted:

foobar+wasapi is the best music platform. bizarrely it isnt available on linux.


have you tried clementine? i found it when i was looking for an itunes replacement that played nice with my old ipod and frankly, it owns

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#62
im a noise musician
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#64

tpaine posted:

do you ponies like make your own music or what


no cuz my friends do, and yes the spectrum goes from noise to metal. now that everyone is an artist, i enjoy being the audience

#65

tears posted:

im a noise musician


same

#66

tears posted:

im a noise musician


this, but unironically

#67
im a vj for noise musicians
#68

lo posted:

tears posted:

im a noise musician

this, but unironically

same

#69
i use arch on a thinkpad t420 and t60. i managed to convince myself that systemd was shit and was prepared to jump on the openbsd train but i have a 4tb external drive that is formatted ext4 and openbsd can't do it and i need to access my large anime collection
i'm compromising and gonna for real install gentoo, like the meme.
#70
re:music players i use cmus which is a CLI-based program. i also use a textmode email client (alpine)
#71
arch is actually really good as long as you enjoy updating everything constantly.
#72
The only thing I miss about sa is that computer forum was informative, I thought... For a bunch of opinionated self loathing libertarians.

Is there any good alternatives out there?

Also is focusing on individual operating systems ye best thing to focus on?
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/state-of-internet-operating-system.html

I'd love if there was a decent os android alternative too... Is Mozilla phone os a possibility?
#73

xipe posted:

Is there any good alternatives out there?


not really because nerds are universally shit

xipe posted:

Also is focusing on individual operating systems ye best thing to focus on?
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/state-of-internet-operating-system.html


it really depends what you want to do with your computer and how much control you want/need to have over your applications and data. the average person can probably get away with having absolutely everything web based these days

xipe posted:

I'd love if there was a decent os android alternative too... Is Mozilla phone os a possibility?


afaik it's dead, the most interesting alternative is sailfish which is a continuation of what nokia was developing before microsoft bought them out and started churning out shitty windows phones nobody wanted. sailfish isn't open source if that matters to you, but frankly no smartphone os ever fully will be because they have to work with proprietary radio chips and stuff. so your options are either ios/android or just get a dumbphone if you can live with it

#74
i use a laptop which i have flip reversed through the silly mid off via an LBW/Duckworth-Lewis system to enable me to play music from youtube dot com
#75

Petrol posted:

arch is actually really good as long as you enjoy updating everything constantly.



i was doing this for fun & learning purposes on an old laptop till they discontinued x86 support. now i'm using debian and it's FINE I GUESS

#76
if you have actually installed gentoo like and subscribe
#77
also glitchy bs is better than noise
https://m.soundcloud.com/permavirgin/what-a-what-hot-ding-dang-bong
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#79

tpaine posted:

ugh, i got debian. can anyone tell me how to get rid of this


antibiotics

#80
my cpu is a neural-net processor. a learning computer