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It seems like the open-source/Linux community is made up of a bunch of Libertarian-types. Are there any good socialist open-source projects I can follow, or important socialist computer science figures I should know about?
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it's not consumerism you pompous idiot. what about something as simple as functional TANS software that is documented and accessible to any country? libertarians have their bitcoin meme that they can use to cry about central banks, while we literally don't have shit to offer in terms of actual economic alternatives that exists as a real program.


There's tons of free software for linear programming.


>it's not consumerism you pompous idiot.
You missed the point badly.




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How close is GOCHAN to being done? we need to replace this shit lynxchan software soon.

there's also 'jschan'
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How are things going my dude? You haven't made a commit on the database branch in the past 5 months or so.


i'm not a lead dev, but actual lead devs had some irl issues and it slowed things down

using go for it was a mistake, i can't even contribute since i don't know the language and i don't have time to learn


Do you know anything about the fact that zeke haven't made a single commit in months related to the db in the branch that was supposed to be about db refactoring?


irl issues is the reason like i said


can you modify the lynxchan captchas so they don't crop off the top as much? it's often impossible to distinguish between 7 and 1 or f and t

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none of my programmer friends believe in open source software because they claim it "doesn't make money". I tried to explain that large corporations would be willing to pay for the programmers wages since the intellectual property itself is only so valuable if they have programmers actively developing it and adding labor time. they claim that it never happens in real life, so I countered it by using the linux foundation as an example, and explaining that plenty of companies fund linux development just because it's such a nice software to use for servers and that it's simply way cheaper to cooperate on linux than trying to go solo and develop their own private software. they claimed it was an exception and insist that it doesn't work and that this is why closed source software is more dominant, but I don't really know of any other examples of free software to persuade them. I remember that Brazil was pretty big on it for a while, was that because of some kind of government policy or what? are there other examples of free software dominating in capitalism simply because it's cheaper and more profitable for companies in the long run?
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Oh it's this retard again.


I like FOSS as much as the next guy but you know I'm right. There's no such thing as it "dominating" or subjugating capitalism; if it did in any meaningful capacity then we wouldn't be having this conversation.


nobody said otherwise. get reading comprehension skills


>Open source also lets corporations more easily depress the wages of programmers.
that makes no sense


I just don't want software/hardware that spies on me and builds a profile out of massive amounts of datamining, but I guess FOSS sucks because it doesn't have "destroy capitalism" in its licenses.

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Is the new firefox for android as bad as they say?
>no about:config
>no extensions besides redditblock
>can't make urlbar persistent
>no save as pdf
>accessing top sites, bookmarks and history is more cumbersome
Also worried about resource consumption and crashes, I have an old phone with a few years old lineageos and it's already slow and often purges background apps from memory. I also use dozens to more than a hundred tabs on mobile and lose those in private browsing in frequent crashes.
Do I have to stay on the old version and try to block progress as long as possible?
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Even if Ungoogled Chromium is a good contender for the most secure and usable modern browser, >>5211 still called for a comparison between Palemoon, FFESR and Chromium.
>>5236 still blatantly misses the poin, or can you disable UI and security exploits in about:config.
This aside the case of Fenix and past removal of individual options shows exactly why we cannot depend on about:config.
In light of its more or less stagnant codebase, Palemoon might as well be the most secure browser able to process modern websites.




So comparing a fork of Firefox is fair game but a fork of Chromium isn't?

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Junior programmers are most exploited proles currently. Only senior programmer that bring lot of surplus value has benefits. I am student at pretty bad computer science school i struggled to find a job entire 3 years. Finally i lied about knowing someone and got a job as Java developer with no technical interview. I never wrote webapps in Java, i was using Python for everything, why would iuse Java? Python is used by scientists in all interesting areas like ML or cybsec. Anyway i thought i will never find python job so i accepted offer. I spend first month in this job mostly writing tests. 2 weeks ago manager "trusted" me with writing nondependent, noncritical piece of original CRUD code. Project is using old legacy technology and it was trully difficult for me to implement even basic sorting or filtering in components i wrote. Ok, so i spend a month working, making some stupid mistakes and asking him some stupid questions (that probably gave a way what a clueless idiot i am to him). Anyway after a week i finished my task, and i even spend a weekend working on it, because i did not wanted to dissapoint. I thought when i come back in monday i will be trusted with writing other tasks, but no. Manager was talking with some other guy about throwing me out, about how i dont know anything about Java, and he did so loudly so i can hear it and any other worker sorrounding me (we work in open space). In current situation i dont know, it may be better if he straight fired me, but i will probably go there another month or two, with nothing to do. Manager will ignore me, wont give me any tasks, and he will talk shit about me literally behind my back. I cant even focus on writing those tests and make stupid mistakes. My piece of code i spend week of work and even my free time on is fully functional, why he cant even accept my fucking pull request?! All i want is for my programs to be used in production and get first year of experience earning bad wage. What a sorry predicament i got myself into. I wasted few years of my life, my health (spine and eyes) for carrer that seems to be unsuitable to me. I dont know what should i do anymore.
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it's pretty huge in the US, i think france would probably have a few odd boutique things (cybersecurity and state departments go hand in hand). you could look into security engineering which is basically an overpaid software engineer who code audits - usually you just need to get 1-2 bs certs and prove you can read C code.


labor aristocrats are basically the modern day bourgeoisie so they will definitely swing from lamp posts when the revolution starts.


Based mods, I hope more threads are moved to the side boards.


We had those too, but at low level, for example we had "calculus" where we never got above derivatives. Then I had numerical method when I learned how to calculate integrals numerically - we had to write program to calculate area under a curve, but values of function was undefined on some interval so you got weird results trying to calculate it, that was pretty cool


sadly in capitalist society you need to have money in order to make money and whatever money you make will be gobbled up either by your landlord or a large corporation.

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Why? ffs I just wanted to watch a yt video, why does Youtube/Google want to know so much for just an age restricted video.

Could it get even worse than this or is this the limit?
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Is this what was happening with that big crash last night?


youtube-dl + mpv


This. youtube-dl lets you watch streams from a shitload of other websites too.

Otherwise, try the freetube desktop app or newpipe app for android.


thx for the reccs but newpipe doesn't load age restricted videos btw. It just pops up a message saying "Content Unavailable".


Use invidious and its many, many instances.
The main ones are invidious.snopyta.org and yetu.be

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Does anyone here know how to code in Python?

I'm trying to learn but I got stuck in this exercise where basically I need to split a list of words in two lists. I.e.: I need to have every word from the beginning of the list to the N-1 word in a list a, and the remaining words (from the N word til the end) in a new list b. N is the splitting point and it can be any index between 0 and M (size of the list -1).

The only way I can think of to do this is by iterating over all the words from the first word until the N-1 word (looping through all the words starting and index i=0, 1, …, i=N-1), and at each iteration appending the respective word to list_a (list_a.add(list[i]). And do the same thing for the remaining words (looping through the N word to the very last word, and append these words to list_b).

Is there a better/more efficient way to do this?


If the list is called ‘l’, can’t you just do

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Are there any projects for freeing e-readers and removing all/most/some proprietary stuff?
Or is my only option just turning airplane mode on and hoping for the best?
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What techniques of fingerprinting are used on the ebooks from typical DRMed sources?

Some use noticeable watermarks, but it isn't improbable that there is steganography also used, so if one were to "extract" ebooks to "lend" to more than a few others, what information should be scrubbed to prevent trace back to the lender?


I dont get it. Just get a tablet or use yoir phone and dl books from lib gen. As for pdf readers i use read era, although maybe there is better, it works for me. I have no clue what drm uou are talking about.


>Just get a tablet or use yoir phone
t. glowie


I use a paperwhite and keep it on airplane mode 95% of the time.


- Battery lasts weeks or even months
- Can read it even when outside
- Can't do much else on it (this is a plus for ADHD zoomers like yours truly)
- Doesn't track you when airplane mode is on (BIG MAYBE)

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>go to website
>spend a bit on it
>look at the corner
&ltNot Secure


https everywhere


Also Firefox 76 onwards has an option to replace this. Set dom.security.https_only_mode to true.

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So the author quits the invidious project, so what now ?
It seems that other instances https://instances.invidio.us/ will continue
but according to https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24024230 the hole project is being abandoned.

Here's the not from the project author:

>Stepping away from open source

>Published August 1, 2020, tags: invidious

>Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an >account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host.

>The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward.

>At the time of this writing, the main Invidious instance has roughly 35,000 users. It's difficult for me to even begin to think of those as actual people, and not just a number. At that level, the amount of feedback I receive, which I would consider rather small in comparison to others I've seen, is overwhelming. It's demoralizing not being able to respond to all of it properly. Even more so when I've received something that deserves an involved response, but I haven't had the time to reply, which counter-intuitively means the best comments are least likely to receive any response. To echo antirez: it's crushing not being able to be "there" for people.

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how can you be depressed with so many beautiful bunkers everywhere?


Imagine you're homeless. You're living in albania, you have a gun so you're not really worried about self-defence, because hoxha made guns so plentiful. You end up searching for a place to live, and all of a sudden you happen upon a little dome type bunker in the middle of nowhere. It's not being used, so you decide to live inside it. It keeps the rain off you, holds heat, has bugs for you to eat. The spirit of hoxha smiles upon you.


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Nothing, they just have feminist depression.


It's not like it's gone. There are other instances than the main one, and they're listed on the main page.


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beautiful i could kiss you for that

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