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Modernized $CRT/$ Terminal Anonymous 12/01/2017 (Fri) 11:15:36 [Preview] No. 11825 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Has anyone here used a monochrome phosphor CRT with a modern machine? Say, a monitor with a 9-pin serial/re9/rs232 cable with a more modern PC. Also, this will just be a terminal screen. Possibly with w3m images. Here are some options I've thought up. I haven't picked out a monitor yet.

VGA/serial adaptor
These adapters are common. Don't know if they would work.
CGA video card output or other period correct, oem matched card
Don't know how the fuck I would use this on a modern board.
Some other 9 pin display video output
''Maybe there is an old PC with Core Duo or Pentium with serial display? I was born in '96, so I'm not too savvy on 20 year old graphics hardware'

I know that the green Macintosh CRT's are pretty cheap and use a 9-pin, but the pin out is proprietary. Chime in if you have experience with these things! Am I over thinking this?
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Anonymous 12/01/2017 (Fri) 12:01:24 [Preview] No.11827 del
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>>11826
Because it looks fucking cool. Also it keeps functioning hardware in use. Would be a fun project too.


Anonymous 12/01/2017 (Fri) 14:29:11 [Preview] No.11828 del
>>11826
They tend to have smoother/cleaner looking images projected onto the screen due to the fact that they use an electron gun to illuminate a phosphorous coating towards the front of the tube instead of electronic pixels which can be clearly distinguished if one places their face closely to the screen. Of course, cathode ray tubes would not be ideal in other applications due to their high rate of energy consumption and radiation output.

I personally like them, you can fix it yourself with some electronic engineering knowledge and the proper tools, and they are interesting to use.


Anonymous 12/01/2017 (Fri) 15:28:56 [Preview] No.11829 del
You could always use an old machine as a serial terminal to a Linux box. Serial-to-USB adapters also exist, which would make it a bit more accessible hardware-wise. You would lose the benefits of UTF-8 but probably far easier than nigger rigging a pre-vga monitor to a modern machine. You could even set up your own dial-up interface if you are brave.

Personally I have an old Pentium 1 era machine with an old CRT (has ISA slots so I could feasibly do monochrome/cga if I had the card + monitor) running FreeDOS for something like that. It uses 10base ethernet and Telnet to a 15+ year old headless Linux box though because I am lazy and have the hardware laying around. I mostly use it for writing since I really like the capacitive switch AT keyboard I have for it. A friend of mine does the same with a 486 and a raspi.


Anonymous 12/01/2017 (Fri) 17:56:58 [Preview] No.11830 del
>>11829
I'm really liking the DEC terminals. The VT520 is still being made by Boundless. Think I'll just drop a little extra money for the 520. I have an Rpi2b. FreeBSD works with all the hardware before rpi3. I'm running OpenBSD (I know, de raadt is giant dickhead) on a librebooted x60, so this terminal is mainly for kicks. Plus I don't think I've actually seen mono in person. I remember seeing color terminals in the library as a little kid, but never mono.



GNU OS Anonymous 09/14/2017 (Thu) 15:13:36 [Preview] No. 11081 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Anyone else excited about the coming full realisation of the GNU OS? Soon GuixSD will ship with Hurd and the original GNU vision will be a usable system.

After that all they need is all the software using GNU licenses and RMS can die fulfilled. If they then rewrite everything in scheme RMS will become a saint in heaven.
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Anonymous 10/22/2017 (Sun) 09:14:42 [Preview] No. 11593 del
>>11589
Drivers aren't in the kernel so it's moot. However you can use linux drivers with hurd.


Anonymous 10/22/2017 (Sun) 11:01:07 [Preview] No. 11594 del
>>11592
>inane questions
yeah i see you guys just solved the mystery of hurd with your superior questions

>Great job bumping an old thread
every thread here is ancient
>You're real /g/ material.
Great anon, thanks

>>11593
yeah, i am so used to linux i mix that stuff


Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:47:48 [Preview] No.11776 del
Make USE flags a thing on GuixSD NOW!


Anonymous 11/24/2017 (Fri) 21:03:04 [Preview] No.11797 del
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>>11115
>You and I and everyone else in the world could burn to a crisp in a fucking inferno for all he cares as long as he has access to the code he wants.
>There's nothing altruistic about the man. He has the self-centeredness common among the autistic. You're not a real person to him. Deal with it.

Ah fuck this is too close to home. Does this mean I'm an autist?


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Major update Anonymous 11/22/2017 (Wed) 05:28:06 [Preview] No. 11785 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hey /tech/, I've updated the list. Many changes (I did no changelog, sorry):
https://gist.githubusercontent.com/anonymous/e278380ef6f2eddcfa5d18cbbdd161d3/raw/7a8bbc80d560ac50162550b0b9e0d82fdcba6fc3/gistfile1.txt

Any comments are welcome.
Let's wait for "Endwall" to update. If you want to spread it to other communities, please post it here too, so we can keep following the criticism and improving it.

As for the other thread ( >>11660 ), I'll share my 'research' (nothing big, really) on this thread, but there's too many information to put on the list, so I thought it would be better to just discuss it here first.
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Anonymous 11/23/2017 (Thu) 17:21:13 [Preview] No.11790 del
I have nothing to say, only to tell that I am lurking.


Anonymous 11/23/2017 (Thu) 19:50:52 [Preview] No.11791 del
That's weird, I thought I posted this already.

Anyway, your mime type is wrong. Very good otherwise.

https://a.pomf.cat/ezuqtc.html


Anonymous 11/23/2017 (Thu) 19:55:20 [Preview] No.11792 del
>>11791
Cool.
If anyone reading want to share it on other imageboards, go ahead...


Endwall 11/23/2017 (Thu) 20:52:12 [Preview] No.11793 del
>>11785

I've updated the hidden service :

http://hjvx7xg3n4ejezmh.onion/

I did this last night when I saw the post but it looks like I copied the file into the wrong directory, because I checked it in the morning and it was the old page. The new page up now, looks good, for the most part, good work.


Anonymous 11/23/2017 (Thu) 22:51:14 [Preview] No.11794 del
>>11793
Nice. Thanks you 'Endwall'.



discord Anonymous 11/11/2017 (Sat) 08:03:10 [Preview] No. 11739 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Reasons its shit:

1) IP logging
2) Posts are forever
3) Avatar fagging
4) If you change your IP it demands a phone number or you can't use the same username again if you registered.
5) Full of status messages: I'm paying fallout 4
5) It's catching on with faggots and now every chan and forum wants you to join their discord for that board. Irc didn't ever have 1-4 and wasn't as popular as discord is becoming.

Web 3.0 really will be a fucking chat room on every site.


Anonymous 11/11/2017 (Sat) 11:11:10 [Preview] No. 11740 del
>>11609
There is already a thread about discord. I don't know why it bothers you so much if discord exists, just don't use it. Based on what I've seen so far most people who use it, are your average gamers talking like "omg memes kek dude lmao". On IRC there is at least some sort of discussion going on, but even there I can sense the presence of neo-/pol/-meme crap. Last day I joined #electronics on freenode and what did I get? Some dude talking about socialists. I don't know if I'm going insane, but people are talking about politics a lot more than in the past. Last US election had a really big impact on the internet, it changed people in a bad way.

IM is not great for everything, there are some genuine uses for it, but it's mostly shitposting. You need to take some time to write a meaningful post, think about the content and structure it well.


Anonymous 11/12/2017 (Sun) 02:41:40 [Preview] No. 11743 del
>>11740
So like sysadmin Odilitime, Sapphire team, and Balrog


Anonymous 11/22/2017 (Wed) 22:03:41 [Preview] No.11789 del
Why did so many fall for their massive shilling campaign?
It just popped out of nowhere, and suddenly became the most popular VoIP client, while being objectively worse than the competition.
>it's so much easier to setup a server
How is this a good thing? This just means that the admins are guaranteed to be tech illiterate normalfags.
>server hosting is free
No it's not. You're paying with your personal info to the jews and Chinese.



HTML5 to have full DRM, no compromise Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 21:52:12 [Preview] No. 10333 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Anonymous 07/11/2017 (Tue) 14:43:20 [Preview] No. 10347 del
>>10344
You are free suck a mans cock, just as long as it isn't gay.


Always look on the bright side Anonymous 07/13/2017 (Thu) 09:30:41 [Preview] No. 10362 del
>>10333
Maybe DRM helps with these shitposts.


Anonymous 07/13/2017 (Thu) 10:01:26 [Preview] No. 10363 del
>>10347
Don't defend Big Niisan.


Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 23:17:52 [Preview] No.11779 del
GNUnet WHEN!??


Anonymous 11/22/2017 (Wed) 08:14:56 [Preview] No.11786 del
>>11779
Is Retroshare also a valid alternative?



odilitime 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:10:02 [Preview] No. 8767 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
/g/'s building a web browser
http://boards.4chan.org/g/thread/61078788

OSX Fork (pic related)
https://gitgud.io/odilitime/netrunner

dicsuss
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Anonymous 09/27/2017 (Wed) 22:46:06 [Preview] No. 11392 del
You can make this easy and without having to work twice where other people already leave its contribution, that is what the unix philosophy is about. Reuse other applications like curl/wget to make connections. Keep your your work at rendering engine but base off common unix tools and make it a frontend to all of those.


Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 10:59:38 [Preview] No. 11403 del
>>11116
Elinks lets you change key bindings and make custom scripts, so it's probably possible to have it run youtube-dl and mplayer from a youtube link.
It doesn't display images inline though, but relies on external viewer (like Lynx).
http://elinks.cz/


Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 04:36:15 [Preview] No. 11512 del
>>11403
That is freaking amazing. Elinks is perfect, just needs a graphical rendering.


Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 14:45:35 [Preview] No. 11516 del
>>11116
>>That's not the problem with links2. CSS is cancer.
Look man, I just need some basic css so I can view my hentai sites.
>The problems with links2 is that it has not preventive security measures by default, such as privsep, sandbox, etc.
you can sandbox it with third party shit like firejail and pledge

>Another problem is keybinding. There's none.
>If someone address that problems in links2 (and clean the messy code, obviously), that would be a fantastic browser.
Amen


Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:52:04 [Preview] No.11777 del
>>11392
This. And I look forward to use netrunner, good luck!



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What happened to IRC? Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:01:57 [Preview] No. 11730 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Why did it go out of style and are there any active communities left?
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Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:52:35 [Preview] No. 11732 del
>Born 12-20-15 IRC: #InfinityNow @ rizon.net (Group) (Trello) 8TailedLynx (Trello) LynxChan 1.7.5 (Group) (Trello)
>[home / boards / overboard / account / help ] [ irc / ]
>https://qchat.rizon.net/?channels=endchan
>http://lynxhub.com/
>Contact:
>Irc: #lynxchan@rizon.net
🤔


Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 09:54:28 [Preview] No. 11733 del
>most servers exclude tor exit nodes
>no e2e encryption
>using irc
>>10607


Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 00:05:08 [Preview] No. 11735 del
>>11730
IRC is simply inconvenient by any communication standards.
It is volatile, and doesn't keep message history on the server.
Multi-user chat concept is retarded for anything beyond game sessions, bots and casual shitposting. Group voice calling software and XMPP/Discord conferences with history supersede it for gamers.
Threaded forum boards and Slack supersede it for serious discussions where you can always connect to server and review old messages.
Finally, today IRC means connect to "our" IRC server hosted by third-party like Freenode, basically reddit in denial.


Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 03:11:42 [Preview] No. 11736 del
As an Anon I like IRC. Tell me which other centralized protocol doesn't require you to make an account?

>>11735
>doesn't keep message history on the server.
Real-time chat should be real time. If you want to keep your history, use forums.


Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:47:10 [Preview] No.11775 del
You are implying too much OP, you are wrong. IRC is more active than discord shit.



Virtual Distro Hopping Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 20:09:06 [Preview] No. 11773 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's see what's the state of the Linux desktop in the current year of the Linux desktop. For this purpose I setup a virtual machine with qemu. You'll find more details on the arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/QEMU - I create some dedicated space to install the distro and download or torrent legally the NET install ISO from the distro's homepage.
qemu-img create -f qcow2 fedora27.cow 20G

I run qemu with sudo, so I can use kvm. kvm allows you to use your whole CPU. You can use kvm as non-privileged user, by creating a new group in your udev rules. But I'm too lazy for that.
sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 4G -cdrom /path-to-your-folder/fedora27_x86_64.iso -boot order=d -drive file=fedora27.cow

First Distro I'm trying is Fedora 27. Installation is quick, you need to click on some options, but that's it, the rest is done in the background. If you want more control, you need to find the options first though. It uses wayland as standard. No more screen tearing, but without GPU passthrough to the virtual machine, it uses the CPU to render the graphics. 3D graphics and wayland slow down the whole thing and CPU is constantly over 50%. To test wayland better another test from a live image would be necessary. The bars on top are not as big as they used to be. The software looks uniform. Accessing software with the activities tab and then searching through very big icons is not practical. There is not so much software, but the installation size is still big. Firefox and LibreOffice take a lot of space. You can't rice or adapt much of the desktop, but you can download different styles.
My impression is that Gnome looks clean and can be used out of the box as is. It hides as much as possible from the user. It has the best touch screen and wayland support so far. I don't like the usability concept with the hidden software, it's too much optimized for touch devices in the mind. It might be interesting for someone who has a 2-in-1 device or likes the look and feel of Gnome to really use this as desktop. Fedora is a bit strange as distribution, as they ship classic releases with stable software from a due date, but also ship the latest kernel. The perfect distribution for Linus Torvalds, but not for the imageboard neckbeard.



Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 14:15:12 [Preview] No. 11762 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What's your favourite Linux distro?


Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 15:11:32 [Preview] No.11763 del
fuck off.


Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 17:26:30 [Preview] No.11764 del
GNU systemd Arc Linux


Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 18:55:23 [Preview] No.11765 del
Gentoo.

I used only Debian and few derivatives, then switched for Gentoo. It's very good, but compiling may be slow at old computer. Still worth it. It just werks.

I am actually in search of comfy binary distro, is Devuan good? Currently trying out Void Linux for flashdrive install. I don't like it a lot, probably just because am not familiar with it. I consider just doing Gentoo there with heavy stuff like portage tree and compiling being done on home computer.


Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 20:32:43 [Preview] No.11766 del
>>11762
The best linux distro is your own.

Basically anything without systemd (gentoo, void, etc..). Gentoo is a good way to make you learn how to actually build your own distro (ofc, you'll need to understand the LFS process etc..).



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Microsoft and universities Anonymous 10/06/2017 (Fri) 19:10:05 [Preview] No. 11528 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hello /tech/. What is that? You have similar stuff in your university too? Any implications?
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Anonymous 11/15/2017 (Wed) 05:56:40 [Preview] No. 11755 del
You can now take free classes online you know.


Anonymous 11/16/2017 (Thu) 16:28:00 [Preview] No. 11756 del
The implication is that Microsoft is like a cuckoo bird, replacing the university's eggs of education with its own.


Anonymous 11/17/2017 (Fri) 06:21:26 [Preview] No. 11759 del
The whole point is so that you have mindshare in M$ so that when you're out of University M$ has you cucked to the point where you have to pay them to make use of all that you learned. Don't fucking use their shit.


Anonymous 11/17/2017 (Fri) 07:02:53 [Preview] No. 11760 del
Early M$ worker from day one saw that the MCSE program was a wheel of pain to push for your whole career with them. I thank God for all the classes I did not sit through or pay for that they had already planned as obsolete and far too empowering, back then. Autoruns, for example, was suppressed by them. Why give people control over what's happening on their machine? ow win 10 is basically a torrent, always updating, always needing to call borg central. The last 30 years have been a disgrace for anyone who could have seen what was possible in early 1990s era. Well before then. anyway, now it's fucked as badly as the Titanic. Bill Gates can go straight to hell and stay there.


Anonymous 11/17/2017 (Fri) 23:16:05 [Preview] No.11761 del
>>11528
As a geologist, I don't need to step anywhere near MicrosoftTM products.

Don't enroll in shitty courses (Or even colleges/universities if the situation is dire...).