#161

karphead posted:

i've been putting off a re-install of slackware that I’m going to do soon. i prefer it since it can be as barebones as i like.


arch is similarly barebones but with the benefit of package management etc, any particular reason why you prefer slack in this the year of our lord 2018

#162
i can usually find what i need at slackbuilds.org for packages, but it would be nice if they had more submissions like Arch does. i just took a cursory glance at arch vs slack and I think slack is probably a bit more what i need since i'm running a server (stability vs cutting-edge/quantity). if this was my main computer i'd probably try Arch.
#163
that makes sense, ive always found arch very stable but if its a system you're not going to be playing around with and you don't need anything 'bleeding edge' then youre not missing anything.
#164
yes
#165
slack doesnt have systemd , also i wouldnt pick arch for server use just because of the need to restart at least once a week, you ideally want something that doesnt need to go down that often. that said arch is pretty stable in my experience, i dont get system-breaking updates or anything, which ironically seems to happen more often on "works out of the box" distros probably because they have more complex configuration that is hidden from the user
#166
i'm learning c and x86 assembly right now though as well as reading a book on haxxing
#167
assembly is cool af
#168

bit188 posted:

i'm learning c and x86 assembly right now though as well as reading a book on haxxing



How are you going about learning assembly?

#169
also, how are you going about learning C
#170
hacking: the art of exploitation has an excellent crash course on c and assembly, but i'm supplementing by working through the kernighan & ritchie c exercises and using c programming: a modern approach to get up to date since k&r is pretty old at this point. concurrently referencing the tanenbaum books on operating systems and computer architecture, immersing myself in infosec twitter and watching random crap on youtube. basically just going all in and reading a bunch of shit i guess. oh also the book on x86 assembly&c by cavanagh, reading stackexchange, etc.
#171
ill try and do something like write a basic shell or a device driver or some other systems programming thing at some point though
#172
this looks like a fun project https://lwn.net/Articles/599231/
#173
This was a cool C/Assembly project when I was in school, though I don't know how relevant it is today as a security risk.
https://travisf.net/smashing-the-stack-today
https://avicoder.me/2016/02/01/smashsatck-revived/
#174
https://archive.org/details/mac_Zen_the_Art_of_Macintosh1986
#175
https://archive.org/details/satoArtOfComputerDesigning
#176

bit188 posted:

https://archive.org/details/mac_Zen_the_Art_of_Macintosh1986


Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a shit book

Also I haven't updated Arch in months and months and I'm scared to boot it

#177
maybe you should have read Zen and the Art of Distro Maintenance
#178
maybe you should read Zen and the Art of Friendly Joking About On the Forums!!!!!
#179
im really good with jokes, in fact people call me a joke all the time
#180
iOS 11 damaged my year-old iPhone SE so I have an Android now. I really like it a lot better and I'm interested in helping port other Linux distros to mobile. All of that is in its early stages and is something I think I could do. so far postmarketOS looks the most interesting to me.
#181
i feel like a genius when i correctly mod skyrim and im not entirely sure what linux is, how are half the people on this politics nerd forum tech whizzes
#182

Belphegor posted:

bit188 posted:

https://archive.org/details/mac_Zen_the_Art_of_Macintosh1986


Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a shit book

Also I haven't updated Arch in months and months and I'm scared to boot it


also true but this book is very good aesthetically

#183

Caesura109 posted:

i feel like a genius when i correctly mod skyrim and im not entirely sure what linux is, how are half the people on this politics nerd forum tech whizzes


i think everyone here is just generally Extremely Online and it comes with the territory

#184
wrong. some of us went to computer school and do computers as a job, and we should all be shot.
#185
i had someone try to leverage my "privilege" against me because they made the wrong assumption i was a rich petty bourgeois jerk in an argument which i took as a compliment since i'm a high school dropout NEET actually
#186
nice try bitch, but i'm actually a poor petty bourgeois jerk whom likes to sit at the computer
#187
[account deactivated]
#188
never forget

#189
i like this book because the problems described are weird and nightmarish its cool http://vintageapple.org/macbooks/pdf/The_Dead_Mac_Scrolls_1992.pdf
#190
There's no startup bong. There's no video. The display is dark. The computer makes a very loud screeching noise.
#191
i feel kinda bad breaking this to you but there will be no computers for amerikkkan crackkkers in the JDPON camps
#192
idk what i would do without my startup bong to begin my day
#193
the admins have spoken! death to those who actually hve time to figure out the piece of shit amalgamated plastic and metal that is blasting pixels at their face! holism? who needs it! the Trend of the new Marxist is fuck all apathy! have a dragg
#194

parabolart posted:

the admins have spoken! death to those who actually hve time to figure out the piece of shit amalgamated plastic and metal that is blasting pixels at their face! holism? who needs it! the Trend of the new Marxist is fuck all apathy! have a dragg


are you ok mate

#195
i just discovered sdf.org and i might start hanging out there or whatever
#196
drunk
#197
this guy has an entire blog dedicated to raving about "BSD serfs" and it's pretty funny https://aboutthebsds.wordpress.com/
#198
don't doxx my grindr
#199
sup operating systems thread. ive decided that computers are bad and so i moved back to the old mac os, where my copy of duke nukem 3d works and it's impossible to use facebook
#200
ive been using openbsd for a while now and really getting into (((scheme))) and ((((((lisp)))))) in general. i guess like everyone fucking else on this planet i'll do atleast r5rs-compliant scheme interpreter at some point, but for now i'm just fucing with the (define-syntax) and (define-macro) to really mold that shit to look something more akin to Standard ML or Haskell. with clojures threading macros ofc