Sad in a way, but perhaps indicative of the changes in our society. I just returned after a 4 year hiatus, and I half to say it is almost heart-breaking to see the lack of content (ﾟ´Д｀ﾟ)ﾟ
Perhaps it was the end of an era? I hope not. Perhaps the drop of quality on contemporary imageboards (8ch, 4chan, etc.) will bring a flood of Anons back to textboards. They are a glorious thing that I hope we will rediscover.
The thing about 8ch is that can't say that 8ch itself is bad. I'd say it's rahter the boards that are shit, and more specificaly their users. 8ch only provides a playground for redards at 8ch's /b/ for example to post the exact fucking things they'd post on 4chan and brag about them and 8ch being so much better than 4chan qualitywise. If you look a little bit further than the top25 you might find a board with a decent activity and ok posts and people to discuss with. You have to look hard though if you wanna find a board where people don't have the need to use funneh maymays and greentext to communicate with one another, but there are boards like that.
And as to people comming back to textboards. I wouldn't hold my breath, really. If you wanna discuss something with chill people you'll have to find a niche imageboard, textboards are so obscure it's really saddening, this place could have been the 2ch of the west but no one cared. What a pity.
The thing that I am hoping for is that /jp/@8ch becoming more active and fun to post in, there is really a lot of potential for that board. So please tell rad people you know about www.8ch.net/jp !
Yo, I can't afford the internet right now so I do all my browsing from my college. It seems that overnight my colege started blocking everysite I ever visited. Its ok right now cause I'm using Tor. Although I fear they may start blocking Tor.
So in fear of that I ask you. What can I do if they ever start such a thing?
Complain to your college? Worst case you can afford to buy hosting and setup a proxy through that, though that requires computer tech knowledge...
Looks like you have to be careful of which websites you look at when you're surfing on campus. I doubt they'll block Gmail, but they might block other (NSFW) websites.
Speaking of which, what websites are you visiting with their connection?
Well there's 4chan of course, then various blogs, a couple of music blogs that were blocked because "P2P File sharing is not allowed", They even blocked Source forge because of
I've tried complaining and requesting that they unblock some of the sites but the people in charge state that "Those sites are not academic". When I inform them about the 70 some odd people on myspace and facebook they don't reply. Man some people are just so stuck up.
> 4chan of course
For which reason was 4chan blocked?
> a couple of music blogs that were blocked because "P2P File sharing is not allowed",
Well, they have a point there, although you can bypass that easily anyway...
> They even blocked Source forge because of "File Sharing".
You can certainly complain about this. Sourceforge shares files legally, and the files are directly tied to CS academia - they're computer software for fucks sake. Actually, that is fucking outrageous.
Sourceforge as filesharing? Complaining about non academic sites? They might as well block the whole Internet.
What about tunneling? If you can use TOR, then you could tunnel your browsing. Possible a friend could lend you part of his internet connection.
>>7 said the best solution
Either setup an sshd in your friends computer or buy an ssh account (they're pretty cheap).
For 5 bucks a month (scroll down to the last option):
etc. you can google for 'ssh account hosting'
There is a thing called bridge exactly for the case when Tor as whole is blocked.
You just connect to a bridge which essentially acts as a proxy into Tor so all that is visible is an encrypted connection to a bridge.
Namely, creating a branch of it that uses Openbox.
Just fetch the Openbox sources and compile (then move to your $PATH or whatever). You might even be able to grab the binaries from Arch Linux's repository if they use the same package manager.
Honestly I wish Tanasinn.info wouldn't associate itself with this project. Then again it's a wiki and it's just one guy editing it, so whatever.
i still don't see why someone would use this instead of just installing those package on arch.
Remember those wacky early 00s amd athlon xps?
I had one. I just got 8 extra fps in QIII and because of overheating got my CP burned. AMD was shit. Then I bought intel pentium 4 2ghz and still use it to this day.
Fuck unstable ATHLON
All desktop chips are shit. If you think you need to overclock your processor, the rest of your machine is probably shit, too. The first laptop I ever bought had a 1.6GHz Turion (MT-30), and it ran circles around the 3GHz Pentium 4 desktop that my dad bought a year later, and used less than a third the power (25W vs 89W).
because it's sad
i am not a panda
Because of my Social
the fact that there are two disorders with the same acronym makes me even more sad than I was previously. (*;_;)
There is definite sort of anti-intellectualism when it comes to technology. People don't want to learn. They don't want to grasp it. They view it as a bad thing. But they still know what martketing companies tell them, they have to have the latest smartphone or they won't be smart!
I mean, fuck, I HATE going out into public with my netbook. It's like walking a newborn puppy in public or something except it's not college girls bugging you, it's grown men and women. Five minutes before typing this some white trash guy with his kid in tow came up and started bugging me with "Eyy das a nise cumpuda. Look at it-EY BRANDON, MERE-look at his little tiny cumpuda." The guy named Brandon comes over. "Who-ho-hoo! What we gut here? Jeeze. Thats things tiny."
And there was this one diluted woman once, she walked by and practically screamed "WOW. Would you look at that TINY baby computer! Is that an EYEPAD????"
She does not even know what an Ipad is but by golly she sure does know it's just got to be the most REVOLUTIONARY INVENTION OF OUR TIME!!!!
Hole-lee-shit. It's a computer, not a puppy. Do you act like this when you see peoples blenders or microwaves too?
People always have and always will be stupid.
For some reason sometimes when I crop an image to reduce the file size the opposite effect happens and the file actually gets bigger? How does this happen and can it be avoided without affecting the picture quality?
Sounds like a format change. Maybe you cropped a png and saved as jpeg? Or maybe you cropped a 8bit png and saved as 24bit?
It can be happened for some reasons. I saw such thing for once when I edited my icons using special editors from aha-soft.com maybe other I don't remmeber exactly. I cropped a picture a lil bitbut I set the edges of the croppin frame OUTSIDE the edge of the picture. After I cropped programm added this piece to initial picture and it became larger.
>>1 is probably long gone, but anyway.
When you do something to a jpeg image, this is usually how an image editing program would do it:
4. Convert bitmap to jpeg macroblocks
5. Throw away some amount of detail (configurable)
6. Compress jpeg file
7. Add metadata (like "CREATED BY ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LOLOL", thumbnail, date and time, etc)
How will the failure of net neutrality effect online gaming? Will I have to pay more to play world of warcraft?
Probably not. If your ISP is so evil as to try to extort money from someone, it will most likely be Blizzard, or the company that makes the game you want to play. And if Blizzard don't comply, your ISP might try to drive away Blizzard's profits by slowing down everyone's connection to their servers. So no, if this repeal comes into force, you probably won't be affected monetarily.
So instead of costing me more, it'll just make me more likely to get ganked then when playing online. It is probably a good thing I don't have Comcast any more, greedy comcastards...
If you have a single (or some more) question regarding any of the tech topics of this board and feel that it wouldn't justify creating an own thread just for that, feel free to post it in here.
If you know the answer to any of the questions in this thread, please help us out here! I am sure it's going to be appreciated.
I am creating this thread since there's ben popping up too many threads lately with single questions asking for help that aren't really set out to create too much interest.
Thank you for your reply.
The output of ifconfig gives me values for "inet addr," "Bcast," and "Mask." So I guess I can assume those values are the current LAN address, the Broadcast and the Netmask? Should the broadcast number look something like 255.255.255.255? I know the mask should look like that, but other guides say that the broadcast should be the last address in your network's range, like, for your example, "192.168.0.255," so the output confuses me a little.
Does iTunes for Windows do anything to your music files at all?
As in, does it have any sort of deal where when you add your giantass folder of music to its library, it renames all the music files to random alphanumeric things like "HH23X9.mp3 and then places them in a folder tree with names much similar to that? Or does it add some sort of code to your files that only allows them to be played back from within iTunes?
For various reasons I will be forced to use iTunes for the management of my music library but I'm almost scared to try this because I hear things like this about iTunes for Windows very frequently.
Can anyone confirm or deny any of this for me?
I only used it briefly, but I think it stores its own metadata without actually touching your files. That would create problems for a lot of people.
There's probably an option to move/rename/tag music, though.
I use Debian wheezy and the official Firefox binaries.
Just go to the Firefox website and hit the download button. It'll give you a .tar.bz2 with
firefox/ inside. Extract that somewhere you have read/write access to--I used
/opt/firefox/. After that, add that directory to your
$PATH (e.g. open up
~/.profile and add something like
PATH="/opt/firefox:$PATH"). Firefox's own updater should be able to update the software with no problems. Setting up any sort of desktop or menu shortcut shouldn't be difficult, just set it to run
firefox (or the full pathname) and to use the icon in the
Admittedly, it's not the best solution, but it works and ensures you get timely updates straight from Mozilla, with all the dependencies included. However, you may run into troubles with update-alternatives and the like, and you might have to set some options in your desktop environment (if you use one). But in lieu of a proper Mozilla Debian repository (maybe there is one, I haven't checked), it's one of the easiest ways to go about it. Maybe someone a little more package-savvy than myself could write a script that automatically fetches the latest binary, packs it into a .deb, and adds the relevant metadata? I don't see why it would be too hard.
How do I define my own keyboard shortcuts in Firefox under Linux? Make whatever keys I want perform whatever action I want and whatnot?
Running Debian 64-bit. Tried to enable multiarch to install Wine 32bit. I was suggested these commands by the "wine64-bin helper package." I ran these commands as root:
# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt-get update
# apt-get install wine-bin:i386
When I tried the last command, this was the output:
The most relevant information, I think, is at the bottom:
dpkg: error: --configure needs a valid package name but 'libuuid1' is not: ambiguous package name 'libuuid1' with more than one installed instance
Same idiot again. I'm going to go ahead and just backup and reinstall, but if anyone has had this happen before and got it fixed, you can post it. I imagine I'm not the only one, even if it seems like it from the google results I got.
I need Java for homework. I installed it and this is the error I keep getting http://tinypic.com/r/2ir2kjq/
Disabling this is not an option, I must have it or I cannot do my homework. What am I supposed to do?
seems that link does not work, here's a more direct link? I can only hope