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The /g/ Wiki:
http://wiki.installgentoo.com/

/g/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.
/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

For tech support/issues with computers, use /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or one of the following:
https://startpage.com/ or https://duckduckgo.com (i.e., fucking google it)
https://stackexchange.com/
http://www.logicalincrements.com/

You can also search the catalog for a specific term by using:
https://boards.4chan.org/g/searchword or by clicking on [Search]

Always check the catalog before creating a thread:

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Previously on: >>54345954

Welcome to /fglt/. We are always open to users of all levels, including absolute beginners.

There are four ways to try GNU/Linux, you can:

0) Install a GNU/Linux OS on a VM (Virtual Machine/VirtualBox) for "safety purposes"
1) Use the Live ISO directly without installing anything, that way, you can get a "full GNU/Linux experience".
2) Dual-boot GNU/Linux with Windows/Mac (recommended if you want to learn more about GNU/Linux)
3) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with GNU/Linux

Before asking, please search for answers to your questions in resources.

Please be civil, notice the "Friendly" in every Friendly GNU/Linux Thread.


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>>54380321
i know it is silly, but check to see if it is disabled in bios.

did that with a sd card reader on my thinkpad, don't even remember switching it, so it never really struck me to check, until recently
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>>54380730
on a related note
>be me
>hurr durr I'll switch off my dvd drive in bios, I never use it anyway
>forget about it
>why can't I burn this dvd???
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>>54380785

I do this with my built-in ethernet NIC all the fucking time
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If I got a smart phone would I be able to stream music to it from mpd on my computer somehow?
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>>54381033
Yeah, use Ghost Commander from F-Droid. It can do all kinds of neat stuff.

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>>54380982
>tfw I'd be using CMUS if I could figure out how to get last.fm working with it.
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>>54381036
not this
>>54381027
this might be good
>>54381041
this too but shut up scream
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>>54381011
nekopara
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>>54381058
Nevermind you guys don't have good taste. But is Battleborne fun
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>>54381077
>shut up scream
i can never catch a brake

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The highly objective problem with Linux. No content creation software. Gimp is a joke. Kx studio also laughable. If you want to create professional grade music, professional grade image manipulation,professional grade video editing, there is no point in running linux. I wish there was a way ( besides with wine muh machine is running it better). And if on top you want to play games well...realistically there is only windows. Thats why linux for desktop use is only on 3%. Sad but true.
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>>54378489
if you're making music with VSTs that are 99% flash 1% synthesizer you're not making professional-grade music
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>>54380892
Maybe, don't know the story. I just know that it runs on linux with all the VSTs I use and has all the features I used with ableton. I'd personally call it professional quality, since I'm a professional musician and it suits my needs, but I couldn't say whether it is as feature complete as more mature DAWs on windows or mac. I haven't noticed anything really lacking, but I haven't gone out of my way to look, either.
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>>54380878
*Lightworks is sometimes used by professionals
FTFY

Just like GarageBand is sometimes used by professional musicians and MS Paint is sometimes used by professional graphic designers.
It doesn't mean that they're top-level software. Just that they're sometimes used by professional for one reason or another.

A professional can use subpar software and he would still be a professional and the software would still be sub-par.

If Rick Rubin said he likes to use the Nokia 3310 ringtone composer to work, that wouldn't make that program professional-grade. It would only make it "sometimes-used-by-professionals".
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>>54378489
> tfw cant even use high end softwares costing 10000 dollars to make shitty dubstep on Linux
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>>54380988
Then, for the most part, users of other operating systems don't have reasonable access to professional grade software either. Most truly "professional" grade stuff is prohibitively costly and often tied to specialized hardware setups. And hell, if you're going to need specialized hardware anyway, and you're working hard enough on a project to make it worth paying exorbitant sums of money for the hardware and software, then it really doesn't matter that much what OS that software runs on. It's a specialized system.

What Linux does right, though, is that it provides many "sometimes-used-by-professional" open source alternatives that make pretty competent creative tools available to even casual users. They may not be truly comparable if you had the dollars to spend on the professional setup, but they often provide 80-90% of the features at no cost.

In other words, I'm pretty happy with how the linux ecosystem is now with creative software, and it's really only been improving.

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Rate mine i rate yours
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>>54381060
It's X99, it runs in triple channel mode just fine retard.

But for your information I have 4x8GB but one of the DIMMS failed so i'm getting it replaced, should be here in a week or two.
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>>54380779
fuck off
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>>54381075
how did you convince your mother to buy that?
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>>54381063
you can get a 270x cheaper for a 750ti
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>>54381091
kek, someone is jelly they don't have a job that can pay for their PC.

old thread: >>54370219

What are you working on, /g/?
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>>54380968
Nope. I'm right. It's a referencing issue. Just because you don't know if something is referring to anything at runtime doesn't make it a typing issue.

>Some langugaes make this impossible.
So it's not something static typing fixes. Nice try though. And in those languages when something is still referred to, it doesn't mean it's anything that matters or is intended, making it, again, a referencing issue
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>>54380849
>infinity contributors
uh
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>>54381028
No, in a dynamic language ANYTHING could be an invalid reference or the wrong type
In a static language this is not the case, only SOME things can be invalid references - and you can tell that from the TYPE
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>>54381028
>So it's not something static typing fixes
??? Some statically typed langugaes make this impossible, with help from the type system. How the fuck did you even reason that a good reply? Dynamic typing advocates are the worst.
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>>54381010
Not sure why you're replying to me considering int can initially hold converted values of types that convert to int, making a + b return something entirely pointless. And it's also not relevant to our argument

>>54381050
>only SOME things can be invalid references - and you can tell that from the TYPE
So static typing is only good if you don't create new types dynamically? (and not dynamically as in typing) Got it

>>54381059
However the type system helps, it doesn't make it a typing issue. Even if it's impossible for something to not refer to null or undefined, in the case you use it in the same way you do in another language that did let you refer to null or undefined, you're referring to something unintended and thus worthless

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If you had to name 1 person who is the most important in /tech/ today, who would you name?

Candidate #1 : Elon Musk - inventor of Internet Payment (PayPal) system, inventor of Electric Cars, created first private space company, futurist, idealist, billionaire
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>>54380940
>IT'S NOT REAL CUZ IT'S DIGITAL
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>>54380940
Sounds pretty genius to me
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>>54380989
It's not you aspie.
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Candidate #4: Karlie Kloss - Programmer and popularizer of computing
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>>54381086

looks like a slightly uglier taylor swift

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Previous thread: >>54347872

IRC: #/tpg/ on irc.rizon.net

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
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If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W/P SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™

Recommended models:
T420 - 14", normal size
X220 - 12.5", lightweight
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Why ThinkPad? (also applies to other business laptops)
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap.

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>>54380621
The fuck? I have over ~230 cycles and 80% capacity left
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>>54381015
It's running at 1333mhz 667*2, it's fine.
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>>54380980
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi
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>>54381072
Okay good. thanks for input
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>>54380742
Yes, and go find it urself

>https://twitter.com/i/moments/725070234500104192
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>>54380951
Read the thread anon, it's fake.
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>>54380974
good
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>>54368730
holy fuck same. I start in august though
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It's really sad to see all this bullying here for a great person. She seems kind and down to earth despite all the success.

http://time.com/4138683/katie-couric-karlie-kloss-abby-shapiro-and-the-power-of-kindness
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>>54381042
She should at least know the material of what she's teaching.
And she clearly doesn't.

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Settling into our wiki page, what else is missing from it? Any recommended and chink shit gen approved products?

>IRC channel #/csg/ on rizon

Chink Shit Wiki:
wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Chink_Shit_General

Old pastebin link:
http://pastebin.com/jKiAG7yj

>News
• We now have our own wiki page over at
• Now's the time to write (or repost) useful guides for the Chink Shit Wikipage!
• Taobao Guide anon shows up with his purchase and reviews them >>54335878 >>54335895 >>54335907 >>54335922 >>54335956 >>54335968 >>54335995
• Included in his purchase a rare case fan "Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoons" >>54336054 >>54339057

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http://food.taobao.com/

Reminder that china is already living in the FUTURE
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>>54380882
>tfw bought these for $12
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>>54380966
Is that really so impressive? We have that too in Switzerland. You can even order fucking kiwis over the internet and have them delivered to your door.
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>>54380706
loving every laugh
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Any good USB fans? These bugs keep flying at my eyes when I'm outside. Also would be cool to keep the notebook cooler without a cooling pad.

What is /g/s opinion of Ubuntu on smartphones?
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Android minus everything nice about Android
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Not good right now. Could be good in the future but probably not because Canonical.
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>>54380383
Bait?
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>>54378127
If they get convergence working on phones, it'd be awesome. Till then, meh
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>>54378374
Hello mexico

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>32/64GB
>21Mpix
>4GB RAM
>A9
>HiFi DAC
>OLED Retina 4,7"/5,5"
>iOS
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>>54380847
oh okay
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>>54380811
those are pretty big limitations you have there.. also this is the perfect smartphone we are talking about. android is the best despite being REALLY bad but perfect smartphone would have to have something else than the OSes currently available
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>>54380932
legit
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>>54380811
Kek
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>>iOS

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What program do YOU use to encrypt, /g/? What do you encrypt?
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TrueCrypt master race
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Bitlocker

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True hacker thread
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Le l33t hacker meme

Fuck off
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>>54381085
No I mean hacker culture. Hackers that enjoy doing unheard of things for fun or to test their power.

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>be me
>have idea for a website
>spend 5 months developing it
>another month for SEO and marketing
>still only 30 visitors per day (incl. search engine bots)

Kill me please!


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