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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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Yes, we know everything is already from China but in here we discuss the no/low-name cheap shit you see on Gearbest, AliExpress, eBay and similar sites.

Is there any chink shit you literally can't stop buying?

>IRC channel #/csg/ on rizon

>Discord channel
https://discord.gg/Xyx4fG9

>Chink Shit Randomiser
http://chinkshit.xyz/random/

>Chink Shit Wiki:
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Is i7 and 16 GiB a meme? Serious answer please.
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>>55738438
RAM is dirt cheap anyways and the price difference is negligent.

Unless you're a very poorfag, there's no reason not to get 16 GiB.
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>>55737307
That is a waste. 16GB is fine but 128GB is not.
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>>55738732
Virtual Machines baby
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If you're tight on budget, get 1 8GB stick. This will give you about $30 room.
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>>55737146
>Is i7 and 16 GiB a meme?
If you're getting an i7, you might as well get 32GB as well since you seem to have a reason to need the power. If not, just go with an i5 and 16GB.

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Why aren't more people using trackballs? Why aren't you using a trackball?

Three days ago I went out and bought my first trackball mouse and holy shit I feel like my entire has been a lie. I'm 27 and feel I have never actually used a computer properly until now.

In the past three days I haven't even touched my, MX Master. Other than using the MX Master to play games I seriously doubt it will get much use.
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>>55738635
you're right. only apple makes good trackpads
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>>55738613

It's a piece of shit. At the age of 28
i got my first MBP for work, never had wrist problems before and a few months of using it fucked my tendons up something ridiculous. Couldn't even hold a glass of water at one point. Got a bluetooth mouse, problem went away as soon as I stopped using the trackpad.
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>>55738604

Nah, not really. It stops hurting like and acting as fucked up after a LONG time and then doing anything sets it off and makes it shitty again.

Using a trackball seems to alleviate symptoms massively. Recommended desu
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>>55738663
I agree, Apple makes the only fucking usable trackpad and I'm happy to use mine. I just wouldn't want to use one as my daily driver. But this trackball has changed my life, I would never buy a new PC without adding a trackball.
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>>55738527
I love mine.
only thing is it doesnt have a scroll wheel or center click.

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will we ever need peta or exa byte drives bros? I can't remember the last time I actually filled a harddrive, maybe in the early 2000s with JAVs
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>>55737148
then why is your trap folder so full?
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>>55735929
>kilo
>103
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>>55738587
Yes, a kilo is 1000.
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well when our walls to our houses are made of screens and they use higher resolutions and they track your eyes to go with the vr experience, yeah. That will be a lot of data.
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>>55738679
there's no point in measuring anything to do with computers in powers of 10, as opposed to powers of 2.

the HDD (and now SSD) makers decided to be sticklers about SI units for one reason and one reason only: It makes their drives look bigger than they are. Kilo- shouldn't be 2^10 instead of 10^3 whenever the context is computers.

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In your years of using computers, what's the most common component failure you've encountered?

In 20 years, I've had:

3 hard disk failures
2 keyboard failures (both laptop ones)
0 PSU failures
0 RAM failures (one suspected RAM failure but not determined with certainty)
3 motherboard failures
1 CPU fan failure
0 optical drive failures
1 monitor failure
0 failures of other cards (modems, sound cards, etc)
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I have had the opportunity of working in crypto-currency mining since 2013 just due to the fact that I live in an area with really cheap power and companies moved in and started hiring part-time people with an A+ cert for setup and what not. Extra money in my pocket for easy, fun work. I personally think crypto-currency is fucking retarded though, butcoins and all.

Right now I help run a 30 GH/s Ethereum mining farm. Around 200 individual mining rigs with 5 GPUs each.If you know anything about mining you'll understand the scale of this.

Me and 2 other people setup all of those individual rigs (Full systems with mobo, ram, cpu, 5 gpus, PSU, etc.) over a 6 week period.

This is my experience with what fails or DOAs the most... From most likely to least likely.

1. Ram
2. Mobo
3. HDD
4. CPU
5. GPU

We actually bought a bunch of corsair vengeance DDR3 because we got some huge discount making it cheaper than even no-name ram without heatsinks or anything. Literally like 1/3rd of the Ram was DOA, and the way the owners bought it they were shit out of luck because they bought new old stock in bulk so no refunds.
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>>55729598
Video cards. One ATI/AMD, one Nvidia.

One monitor.

One hard drive.

One DOA motherboard.
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>>55729598
Roughly 20 years of computers, usually consisting of second hand stuff that I use way past it's planned obsolescence.

Things that died:
1 external HDD
1 laptop screen
3 laptop batteries (can barely hold any charge anymore)
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PC 2000 - 2008: Memory DIMM issues
PC 2003 - present:
- Cheap ass PSU issues
- Motherboard ASRock GE PRO-M2 issues
2 caps beside the CPU socket are completely burned out - Only a bit of cap liquid is left which is dried on the motherboard - It's still running fine on linux as a print server except sometimes it doesn't respond after approximately 48 hours uptime
PC 2010 - present: Harddisk (WesternDigital)
PC 2015 - present: Memory DIMM issues (DOA - Kingston HyperX)
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>>55729598
Been into computers for roughly 8 years now since I didn't actually have heavy interest in building and learning them until I started High School.

Only have had 2 PSU failures.
One was my fault when a VGA cable slipped from my hand, hit the back of the case, and the chink PSU arced it.
The other was just a tired Seasonic M12II Bronze that had just expired it's warranty.

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>112 days uptime
>reboot
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>>55738773
>so no tabs, no sessions
That's the job of your terminal emulator and tmux
>using Windows
>concerned about only using software /g/ approves of
Anon, you're retarded.
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>>55738778
wut? that nothing in windows command prompts

or am i supposed to have some super secret addon installed too?
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>>55732773
>484 days uptime on home server
>power failure
>generator starts
>after 15 minutes UPS turns off
>generator AVR failure sent 370V to UPS
>UPS just went nope and never switched back from battery
>$400 later(new UPS batteries and AVR)
>1min uptime

fuck that storm
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>>55738808
How?
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>>55736586
>>55736575
>>55736522
Nice.

TVs. what are the good ones
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>>55735602
I think the burn in is a meme, don't have one myself though. Planning to buy one on christmas.
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>>55732452
>Smart TVs are a scam.

Pretty much.
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home theatres are definitely worth it. just about as good an experience as a theatre without the rape.
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>>55732452
i have a tv with built in ROKU

Despite the monitor being trash (but shit it was $250 for a 40") its pretty good
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>>55732589
Off with your head weebfag

ITT Aesthetic software

50% of why I like chrome is the logo desu

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Old thread: >>55733966

What are you working on, /g/?
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>>55738737

Switch statements are just a fancy wrapper around conditioned goto. You shouldn't be able to goto over the initialization / declaration of a variable.

>>55738744

Yeah that sets a specific scope for the variable and makes sense.
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>>55738704
it needs to compile to z80 assembly though
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>>55738555
>returns 13 on success
Horrible.
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Posted a question on the old thread because I'm a tard.
>>55738581
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>>55738826
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounding_volume_hierarchy

Check out the see also section for more

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Come, sit down, /g/. Tell me what you use your home server for.
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[GO]
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>>55737811
Why do you need Samba?
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>>55738762
this - only FUCKING WINDOWS USING FUCKING CUNT DICK FAGGOTS use samba
and FUCKING WINDOWS USING FUCKING CUNT DICK FAGGOTS have no place in server threads and need to kill themselves.
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>>55738762
Not him, but because it's easy and works with windows explorer. If I'm sharing music what do I care about sftp? I'd rather make it one step easier.
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>>55738813
>windows explorer

get the fuck out of this thread windows fag

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GNU/Linux will never look this good.
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>>55738616
>>55738703
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>>55738703
is dat elite dangerous lol
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>>55738722

Looks like a video running as the background (Dreamscene) with several gadgets carefully scattered around.
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>>55738616
Is this the new desktop thread?

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Convince me to upgrade to 10 /g/
Is the botnet real or just autistic gentoofags talking about shit they don't know as usual?
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>>55738306
>paying $120 for something that's free now

why wait
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>>55738306
Just look at all the touch-shit most of us won't give two shits about and nothing else it's going to bring!
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>>55738633
once you see "Windows 10 s activated" on your PC any future version will be free forever.

>>55738653
>my little anon can't be this ignorant
-truly universal kernel
-improved TCP/UDP speeds
-improved memory management with -compression support
-improved multithreaded process management (optimized for browsers like Edge and Chrome)
-Extensions for Edge
-Windows Subsystem for Linux
-improved Settings
-better performance
-improved support for SSDs (now with 1/2 write accesses)
and so on
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>>55738746
>Windows Subsystem for Linux
This is a game changer.. Can't wait to the first stable version.
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>>55738746
>-Windows Subsystem for Linux
tell me more

>Brexit-tards ruined the £
>Asus now increasing their prices by 9% in the UK
>Rx 480 is now going to cost £315
>£315

At the current exchange (1gbp to 1.31usd or 0.76gbp to 1usd) thats 413 USD

413 dollars for a Rx 480
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>>55738537
Lesson: Free trade decreases prices and raises the overall standard of living of the country.
this triggers /pol/
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>>55738570
>buying Sapphire ever

Card prices are already higher. its inevitable that other manufacturers will follow suite
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This is just the start, i can easily see prices increase between 10-20% across the board.

Couple that with VAT possibly rising to 25%
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But was all about sovereignty not how cheap hardware is!

Also karen told me to vote leave.
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>>55738537
>RoG
No mate

This seasons colours are white with rgb lighting, not edgy teen red/black.

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Who vape here? I usually vape a couple of juices before starting programming on my T420.

What is your favourite juice?
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>>55738677
smoking is not technology
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>>55738698
Yeah lets talk about tech.

Vapes have batteries, with different specs, some are regulated with circuit boards and software, and coils when built are measured for electrical resistance.

Anyone actually have any experience building regulated mods? One thing I'm interested in is the DNA chip and if it's possible to reverse engineer that and make it cheaper.
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>>55738698
There's more technology in a vape setup than a bunch of other threads that don't get deleted.
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>>55738779
>I solder my own CPUs
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>>55738779
growing weed requires automated irrigation and lighting, but weed threads arent allowed on /g/ either, fucking druggie

>>>/b/


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