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Zero Cool 08/14/2019 (Wed) 14:10:52 No. 275 [Reply]
Welcome to the /tech/nology board.
Now under new Management!
Post banners, potential spoilers, and any other ideas in this thread.
Edited last time by dukat on 08/14/2019 (Wed) 14:11:22.
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>>275
>Technology and Compouting
>Compouting
>>279
Thanks for pointing that out. Proofreading is also welcome in this thread.

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Zero Cool 07/31/2018 (Tue) 23:43:07 No. 139 [Reply]
What web browser do you use? I recently installed ungoogled chromium and it works amazing! On top of that, as the name suggests, it disconnects everything related to google, and it also sets duckduckgo as the default search engine, meaning google won't be able to spy on you!
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>>282
pale moon is a piece of shit, everyone I spoken to who uses it (outside of tech boards) always has some kind of problem with it, better to just use tor, ungoogled chromium, or water/firefox with configurations changed
>>281
You might find this interesting:
https://spyware.neocities.org/
>>288
I forgot about that guy. That's a good site. I guess I'll be switching to ungoogled chromium soon.
I feel safe enough using firefox with uMatrix
I'm not convinced anything is safe in the long run so I've just been using Chrome

Stupid Questions Thread Zero Cool 08/13/2019 (Tue) 04:54:52 No. 269 [Reply]
There's no qtdtot here, so this can be it.

What are some decent vps providers that give you root access? Money isn't an issue, I care more about the company respecting privacy. I've talked to a bunch of customer service pajeets, and I'm sick of it so please give me some recomendations itt.
>inb4 1776
spoonfeed me
>>269
Flokinet
>>269
>What are some decent vps providers that give you root access?
There are vps providers that do this? Why even bother with a vps. I use SecureDragon and have a fully functional vps.
can we change the board subtitle or whatever it's called from nology to mology
I like Ali G
>>283
>There are vps providers that do this?
What do you mean, SecureDragon seems to be an example of one?
>We do not allow TOR, I2P, or any Peer-to-Peer proxies/VPNs/tunnels at this time
This is kinda gay
>>286
That's not what yo asked. You asked about root.

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nice try spacechan Zero Cool 08/14/2019 (Wed) 02:55:36 No. 271 [Reply]
Why? Please explain.
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works on my machine

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Zero Cool 07/02/2019 (Tue) 00:49:44 No. 255 [Reply]
How can one become truly elinghtned in regards to network security and protecting your data?
My network is having a local ping of 120, it seems i have a miner on. I thought i knew how to dodge this shit.

Zero Cool 01/24/2019 (Thu) 01:49:26 No. 162 [Reply]
>x86 installs the management engine
>x86 is dead
>Odroid cancels the N1
>no affordable high-powered ARM pc any more
>ARM is dead
Will this be the decade of RISC V?
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>>230
>board is still deader than x86
>"hard shilling work"
arm wont ever be a viable replacement for x86 if they dont get some standards to the systems. on a normal pc everything just works because it has a bios/efi. on arm you have thousands models and all of them need custom kernels and bootloaders and usually only support very few operating systems.
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It should be fine.
>>246

> power efficiency

arm is the future
>>162
Depends on what you call "high powered" and "affordable". We provide a 16Core A72 system with 32GB of RAM and 64GB of Flash for around $1500 but it is not geared towards consumers.

Stallman on "The CPU"~ Zero Cool 01/04/2019 (Fri) 01:11:40 No. 154 [Reply]
"You can't make your own CPU/processors."

- Richard Stallman

https://youtu.be/jUibaPTXSHk
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>>169
perhaps because of overpopulation, and because less constraints means people are better liberated to find more productive ways to improve the world
>>190
So, the highest IQ people stop reproducing (the ones who will make all these breakthroughs), while Africa explodes in population from foreign aid.
you guys are fucking retarded, israelites aren't israel, stallman is a jew but he isn't israeli imperialist swine

i'm sure you niggers prefer windows to gnu/linux because it was founded by a white man and certainly must be more safe and free from glow in the dark
>>169
its true tho but you then have to actually do something instead of just shitposting or playing games all day. a family would take your resources and time so you are less likely to do something that matters. most people with a family are just poor wageslaves that wont ever do anything that matters.
>>249
thats how it has always been. low iq people have as much kids as possible and rich high iq people often none or very few.

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Zero Cool 05/15/2019 (Wed) 15:40:15 No. 248 [Reply]
CollabVM - Control collaborative virtual machines with other online

http://computernewb.com/collab-vm

HI I THINK MAC IS THE BEST Zero Cool 04/30/2019 (Tue) 16:29:04 No. 245 [Reply]
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Better QR games Zero Cool 04/18/2019 (Thu) 20:23:49 No. 232 [Reply]
In the aftermath of various video game news, I wanted to spitball an idea about a certain kind of collectible item. Just because the reality of these things is that the ones available to buy aren't really that great or well utilized, and are usually bogged down with pay-to-win schemes and such, so I actually find thinking about the possibilities more enjoyable than actaully taking part in some of these toys.

Did you use to go to the arcades and do that thing, that you put your coin on the desk to denote you're next in line to play at that cabinet? Well, I never saw it happen anywhere, but the tactility of coin-operation is still a really satisfying thing to experience, so I'm interested to think what would be a good implementation of a kind of a collectible coin, that could be used in a way to recapture that feeling of getting into an arcade and see your hard-worked lawn-moving hours turn into a spot of fun to be had.

My initial conception is this: let's say some company provides an arcade cabinet, that plays dozens of ROMs in the same vein as Neo Geo Mini, but actually is the premium experience that feels really good with all the nitpicks avoided. Just to have this idea start taking off. But this cabinet doesn't take money, this is the main thing, it takes collectible coins, which it then gives back right away, that are your own, Amiibo-like tokens with an NFC chip. What you do is, the whole process is determined by what coins you use, let's say you have to put in 3 every time, and that determines which game you choose, which character and what kind of settings, and they remember your statistics and user name which also makes them traceable back to you if there's some confusion over who's the real owner of which coin. Of course it doesn't stop there and brand new games could be much more exciting and have all kinds of features, but underlining the base concept and functionality is important at the start. So effectively you buy one maybe $7 token for a lifetime access to a single game at an arcade (as longa s you wait your turn, another one for a single character, and a third one. These are all same "type" tokens, so put them in different order and you'll just get some other game altogeher, and a different character. It's kind of vague like Spirits in Smash Ultimate, but every combination works.

I'm imagining these things as semi-replaceable, not something that you'd be devastated to lose, but which also would have some purposeful tradeability. You could own maybe 20 and be happy with that collection, and there shouldn't be any rare ones that are built to nickle and dime you and make you feel you can't just go to the store and get another one if you lose it. One coin should be like the save data to a short game with good replayability, something that you build but which can always be rebuilt if need be. Also leaderboards and accounts and stuff are of course online.
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>>239
The worth of the chun li character and theme tune coin is devalued if I can get the whole base game for the same $7.

But the worth of the base game is devalued if I can only play as dhalsim on that stupid elephant stage.
>>240
Sorry for the bit of wait, I ate lunch.

I take these are conditional statements reliant on each other, right? Just in case, I'm not saying that you could EVER play the whole game with one coin insofar as that means the campaign with every character. Taking the seat once you get a hefty "1 game session" that can be set to any amount of time or deaths that seems reasonable. That's details. What you get is the option to never own the Dhalsim coin at all if you hate it, although there's the risk that using Bomberman in the character slot in SF gives you him.

I'm not quite parsing what you mean with the two-way devaluation comaprison. It's true that if you own the entire game as a home version, arcades are just an extra cost for the experience alone, but that's just how it is. Same thing if you buy a kitschy sailor coin or an anime figurine to put on your cabinet for $50, you don't get to play even a single video game with it, ever, it's give and take. If you mean to say that rent is always a scam and onwership is the way to go, I'm sorry but growing economy will always have income disparity and different levels of money attachment, my model has you own only the coins, quarter $ machines leave you owning nothing but your memories. I'm not going to admit to being mean for not being a socialist.


These exact models are just what I'm spitballing, they can be adjusted if the exact relevance to existing rental models truly are relatively unfair, but I don't think they are. On the contrary, I put effort to make exponentially MORE rewarding the more you invest. If you have coins from every possible game on offer, you can get a new character to play in EVERY game up to the amount of each game's representative's you own. If you have 5 coins for $35, that would be 5 games which each have 4 more coins left to determine your character, which in best case scenario is 16 characters. It would also be reasonable to offer some kind of trial option to try out various characters so you can learn which you like to play as, and there's a certain gatcha element to that already, but it's entirely possible to implement within the boundaries I already laid out.
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>If you mean to say that rent is always a scam and ownership is the way to go, I'm sorry but growing economy will always have income disparity and different levels of money attachment, my model has you own only the coins, quarter $ machines leave you owning nothing but your memories. I'm not going to admit to being mean for not being a socialist.
My first point (the one which I didn't really spell out for you) was that you don't get to determine the value of things - the market does that for you. You don't get to say "everything is worth $7" especially when the software hasn't got parity in terms of what's offered or what the public wants.

You can make your own rules up whereby you refuse to use artificial scarcity "as a rule", but the market leaves little room for kindness alongside profit-making. Which is why I think you would end up with $70 coins.

That was the main point. The second point I made (that was a little clearer) was that I remember how games used to be and would not buy anything where compromise has been introduced as a means to make money. I won't buy denuvo DRM. I won't buy a Terminator game wherein Arnie is DLC. I won't buy a game where it had less characters or cars than it had before (especially if DLC is all there is to make up the difference). And I wouldn't want your Pacman token if half the ghosts are removed in order to sell me those as additional tokens.

Essentially that point comes down to what should come as standard; should a car come with an engine, should a car come with wheels, should a car come with less than it had in the previous generation..

>I'm not quite parsing what you mean with the two-way devaluation comparison.
Hopefully you should do now.

>It's true that if you own the entire game as a home version, arcades are just an extra cost for the experience alone, but that's just how it is.
The two points I've mentioned are enough to tinker around with for now. The long list of problems that arcades have in general is interesting, but they aren't that specific to your idea of having coins.
>>242
>Which is why I think you would end up with $70 coins.
That line of thought is like saying introducing home printers for $2,000 was something as terrible as you're pointing out this to be, you're treating market adjustment as a single-moment flash in the pan. YOU don't get to decide what $70 is worth either, that's also for the market to adjust to. You assume the adjustment isn't already happening at the stage where all china shit takes only some cents to manufacture to begin with, and that's why we get the cheap stuff we get at all. $7 ALREADY IS the "$70" you're landing at because you imagine it in a vacuum where china shit costs as much to produce as the first domestic printers in a growing economy.

What ends up happening is that the producer needs those $70, yes, but they can only guarantee it by oversupplying the market with 12 coins for every 10 that absolutely has to be bought, or the whole enterprize folds. If the demand isn't there but competition is, it will lower the price, not raise, so eventually the coins all end up with 70% off when the only solution is to produce 20 items for the $70 that absolutely needs to be gained.

If we merely imagine that the producer gets such an easy market share that it can start increasing the price as if competition doesn't exist, it absolutely means that economy is booming to an atrocious degree and every customer is just way too rich to not afford it, and the whole point is moot, it just means dollar nominal value sinks because a massive part of growing economy trades in dollars. That's what the case was when people were buying printers for $2,000. Market determined the value of $70 to be comapratively quite low. But of course adjustment to this direction now is hypothetical and implausible, I'm just entertaining the point that market would make the production of some NFC chips a bottleneck. You can go to ebay and buy sets of Animal Crossing amiibo cards for cheap right now and market boycott by a subset of "gamers" hasn't done shit to stop it. What happens nowadays is that supplier just competes with quantity until the price becomes acceptable.
>>243
>$7 ALREADY IS the "$70" you're landing at, because you imagine it in a vacuum where china shit costs as much to produce as the first domestic printers in a growing economy.

I do not think $70 coins would be expensive to produce. They would literally be worth nothing. I'm saying that market philosophy insists that you maximize revenue, and it does not permit you to be merciful towards the gullible nor charitable towards the needy.

If at some venues drinks are free or refillable, why should a man pay? Coffee beans cost pennies by the tonne.. so why should a man pay?
If at some venues the buffet is free, why should a man pay?
If at some venues the games are set to freeplay, why should a man pay?
If in some guest lodges the beds are free, why should a man pay?

I'll tell you why: because you are not the arbiter of worth and it is not yours to determine - the market will do it for you, with or without your observance or participation. Sure, some places have tried various business models where one or two of the above items were offered freely, but to be competitive in the market you will wind up charging the maximum amount for anything and everything that you think men will be willing to pay for. $100 golden monocles, $150 A++ Christiano Ronaldos, $200 skins.. and these items aren't even tangible except in 1s and 0s, the production costs for each is laughable.

Capitalism does not allow you to sit back and relax and be friendly to people. With success you'd be finding new ways to try to tax the chairs they sit on, the space they take up and the air they breathe.

I do not fault you or your design for it. The market way is the best way, even if it's an extremely flawed way. What I've been saying to you is you should be honest about it from the outset.

>What ends up happening is that the producer needs those $70, yes, but they can only guarantee it by oversupplying the market with 12 coins for every 10...

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