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define "app" Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 15:40:25 [Preview] No. 12507 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Is app or even application a term that has a standardized definition, if so then what? Meaning that whatever platform I use to run "an app", I can trust that means the task being run has certain universal qualities that define it from other executables. My understanding of computing is a very poor outdated mix of dad logic and grandma logic and all this marketing shit doesn't do me any favors. When an "app" can be nothing more than a glorified interface to a program that's already always running, even on top of programs that are already only being run on an OS, I wouldn't want to be one to explain this shit straight to a next generation who have to unlearn all this training wheels garbage.

Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 17:23:12 [Preview] No.12508 del
As i understand that term came with smartphones and popularization of mobile apps. An app on a smartphone is basically a webpage adjusted for mobile use (twitter, google docs, ebay). And since we started to call all of those services "apps" - because of smartphones - we now call everything an "app". So today you can't go wrong with saying something's an app, be it a webpage, executable, mobile app or something else.

And acording to wikipedia, that's not wrong:
-Mobile app, software designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices
-Application, software that causes a computer to perform tasks for computer users
-Web application or web app, software designed to run inside a web browser


Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 20:13:14 [Preview] No.12509 del

Anonymous 04/12/2018 (Thu) 17:48:01 [Preview] No.12602 del
>As i understand that term came with smartphones and popularization of mobile apps.
People were saying things like "desktop app" long before smartphones existed

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Google Registry Anonymous 04/05/2018 (Thu) 01:10:24 [Preview] No. 12547 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The last piece of Google's web: Google Domains
.app domains available for registration https://www.registry.google/
- Mar 29 - May 1: Trademark holders can register .app domains (known as the "Sunrise" period).
- May 1 - May 8: Anyone can register available .app domains for an extra fee (known as the "Early Access" period).
- May 8 and onwards: Anyone can register available .app domains (known as “General Availability").

Now you can use your Google browser run on a Google operating system on a Google device connected to a Google router and Google Fiber to access a website which is hosted on Google servers, reachable by Google domain using a Google DNS server, verified and authenticated by Google certificate authority.

Google is planning on being the registry for many new top level domains including these: .ZIP .MOV .MEME
What do you think about this?

Charleston Road Registry Inc. d/b/a Google Registry
Why do you think this part of the company uses a pseudony which doesn't include "Google"?

Anonymous 04/07/2018 (Sat) 00:33:44 [Preview] No.12549 del
I miss when trust busting was a thing

Anonymous 04/07/2018 (Sat) 14:18:02 [Preview] No.12552 del
DNS was already a cesspool of cancer from the beginning. why do I care if big company #35236756235 gains some authority over it?

>Now you can use your Google browser run on a Google operating system on a Google device connected to a Google router and Google Fiber to access a website which is hosted on Google servers, reachable by Google domain using a Google DNS server, verified and authenticated by Google certificate authority.
Good, I wouldn't want any untrustworthy other parties in the mix of my full G system :^)

Anonymous 04/11/2018 (Wed) 09:11:43 [Preview] No.12597 del
Tell OpenNIC to buy .meme, do not let them

Warning All Microsoft Users: You May Need To Switch To Linux or an Other Alternative OS Soon... READ WHY Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 16:00:02 [Preview] No. 12580 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

"Microsoft have changed their terms of service so that they can monitor any of your personal content, including the files on your PC, while using their products or services and if they deem it offensive they can take that content and their products/services away from you and ban you! If you happen to have an Xbox or have bought PC games from the Microsoft Store and are logged into your Microsoft account on any device while committing your "crime" you can be banned from Xbox Live and have all your downloaded games and any credit that's still in your account taken away!

But it gets worse. This applies to all Microsoft products and services. So therefore Windows itself! I think I have already been a victim, probably due to posting here, as recently my Windows 10 key was revoked out of the blue. I contacted Microsoft and they told me my key was no longer valid but outright refused to tell me why. So I had to buy Windows 10 again. I didn't buy it direct from them of course. Please post if this has happened to you very recently too.

I'm pretty scared about what's coming. They want us off the internet and I think this is how they're going to get many people. They're going to just shutdown our Windows on the basis of us breaking their new terms of service. What if ISPs are next?"

OP comment:

First off, no one should be using Windows 10. If you like Windows get an older one like Windows 2000, Vista or XP and make sure you turn OFF all automatic updates in the settings. Make sure you do not leave it online 24/7 either (leaving the OS online when not in use makes it much more vulnerable). There are also programs out there you can install that will completely remove all auto-updates for Windows if you are too lazy to change the settings.

If you want to switch to Linux you can install "Wine" and run Windows executives right from your Linux OS. Depending on which OS you partition (such as Q4OS) this will mimick an older version of Windows. Q4OS is what I recommend because you can install Wine and the OS replicates Windows XP, looking almost exactly the same!

Second, which is VERY important, users should be using a private VPN service in this day and age. No reason not to. Get off your lazy ass, buy a cheap private VPN (these can cost as low as $30 PER YEAR), and shield yourself by encrypting your communications and spoofing your IPs. Its easy and even us boomers can learn how to do it, I did.

Third: always have physical offline backups of any of your important files (this includes ISOs of the OS you use, software you may use and any media or other files you deem valuable).

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Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 16:12:11 [Preview] No.12582 del
Microsoft is a trojan, I ditched it a while ago, but there are still idiots who use things like Windows 8, (9?) & 10. I'm just trying to spread this info because if we do not stand up to this and take action to mitigate their tyranny there will be a whole lot of butthurt consumers who lose all their content. I refuse to be one of them and hopefully anons will rebel and take proper steps to counter this.

Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 16:19:50 [Preview] No.12583 del
This is a problem with proprietary software in this instance. I have set up ubuntu for relatives and they really just want a web browser and they think the web browser is the operating system so you download chromium they think its the same as windows and that is a good way to start.

Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 17:06:30 [Preview] No.12584 del
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I'm not surprised that things have gotten to this point. While I agree with you that using Windows 10 is stupid, and indeed it has never not been a poor decision from a standpoint of a daily driver, I disagree that Windows XP is the only niche operating system one should consider having installed. I suspect it might be more a matter of taste, as you are much older than I am; I prefer the look and feel of Windows 7 more than XP, and I'm sure many others feel the same way. While much more difficult and less worthwhile these days, it's still possible to get a Windows 7 installation without the botnet backports from 10 if you didn't have it installed already. Nevertheless, using it as a daily driver would be ill-advised, due to the lack of security updates that must be dealt with in order to avoid the spyware.

On the necessity of a VPN, I think it depends on what one is doing. If you're a heavy-/pol/ user, you should avoid visiting links to sensitive material non-anonymized, lest you put a target on your back. We aren't at that point yet, I don't think, where simply visiting Prism-Break will put you on a priority list. It depends on what "layer" you're active in, so to speak, whether measures like a paid VPN are worth the effort and the money. If you want to avoid getting snooped on while using public wifi, that's a different matter, and one where having a home VPN makes a lot of sense.

For offline backups of media, I have nothing really to say against. If you haven't heard of it, check out youtube-dl, which is a command line application for downloading video and audio from streaming websites. It seems like the old video downloaders have stopped working, so this is a final option, which will work for nobody knows how much longer.

Finally, on switching to GNU/Linux, there's concern that distros like Fedora or Ubuntu are botnet as well. Not to the extent of Windows, but still adware or spyware, or otherwise introduces insecurities into your computing. If there were any good novice systemd-free distributions, I'd recommend them, but I didn't see anything worth installing. Admittedly, I'm on Fedora right now myself, for the time being, while I learn enough about GNU/Linux to roll my own installation.

Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 20:56:05 [Preview] No.12589 del
Are we sure they are scanning the files on your PC, not just on cloud and shit?

Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 21:13:19 [Preview] No.12590 del
anti-virus already does that

Anonymous 04/04/2018 (Wed) 11:27:54 [Preview] No. 12542 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Respecting privacy and Cloudflare in the same sentence?! Oh well...

"Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service"


Anonymous 04/04/2018 (Wed) 18:42:14 [Preview] No.12545 del
even hn fags are skeptic about the privacy part

Anonymous 04/09/2018 (Mon) 10:32:14 [Preview] No.12566 del
as they should be, openNIC is still the best dns provider for us privacy aware folks

Anonymous 04/09/2018 (Mon) 19:32:02 [Preview] No.12574 del
Lol, this is even more suspect than the Facebook VPN.

Anonymous 04/09/2018 (Mon) 19:33:57 [Preview] No.12575 del
No. If you want to transmit your cleartext queries over the internet, use the shortest path.
This means use your ISP's DNS server for DNS, and don't use proxies for HTTP/e-mail if for some reason you need to transmit sensitive data through it.

Us privacy aware folks are using:
- DNSCrypt
- and/or Tor and remote DNS resolution
- and/or hosts file
- and/or increasing DNS cache time both inside the OS and in the browser
- and/or our own DNS server on LAN

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Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 10:55:33 [Preview] No. 12560 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
So I finally installed and configured dnscrypt-proxy since I remember someone here recommended it to me.
The problem is it kinda slow.
Can someone take a look at my config file and tell me if I'm doing something wrong ?


Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 12:35:08 [Preview] No.12564 del
I don't really trust cloudflare and according to the documentation there should be no need to set up static servers as long as I point dnscrypt at a public list and set up filters like dnssec required or nologging.

Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 13:16:21 [Preview] No.12565 del

By the way, the current update of dnscrypt-proxy is very new, not much people had gotten used to it.

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Anonymous 04/03/2018 (Tue) 21:13:03 [Preview] No. 12540 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

I've never head of this guy before.
Is anyone downloading all this videos and putting them up somewhere ?

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Anonymous 04/04/2018 (Wed) 18:39:33 [Preview] No.12543 del
anyone here for that matter ?

Anonymous 04/07/2018 (Sat) 19:41:40 [Preview] No.12554 del
The guy took his tarball down. If anyone grabbed it, can they upload it to MEGA or something please?

Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 10:56:39 [Preview] No.12561 del
seconding this request

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LynxChan 2.0: Magnus StephenLynx 04/07/2018 (Sat) 13:31:31 [Preview] No. 12551 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
LynxChan is an imageboard engine I started developing in 2015 with performance and flexibility in mind. It now powers several chans, with some having a good amount of traffic, like http://mewch.net and http://endchan.xyz

LynxChan 2.0 has entered it's beta with a stable release scheduled for 19/05.
It brings easily the biggest changes ever made in the project's nearly 3 years of existence, having completely changed templating and caching.
Now offering around 5 times better performance when serving pages and 50 times better performance when building pages it is trully deserving of a major version bump.
Along with these optimizations it includes the following features:

Links to board staff on board moderation page.
Page with details for media files, including a list of posts that use the file.
Implemented "remember me" on logins.
Thread's bump order is adjusted when replies are deleted.
Setting to configure the cache expiration of static files.
Optional headers and footers on pages.
Setting to completely hide unindexed boards.
E-mail confirmation.
Terminal command to change account's password.
E-mail notifications of reports made to content you can moderate.

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Anonymous 10/29/2017 (Sun) 13:56:14 [Preview] No. 11610 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I have a massive assortment of software ideas that I desire to articulate into reality, but I have very little knowledge regarding computer programming. I desire to learn C/C++ as they appear to be most suitable to my needs, and I would like some advice as to where I can begin and what existing software programs/Operating systems will be most useful to me.

Are the books written by Dennis Richie/Bjarne Stoustrup my best bet?
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Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:04:18 [Preview] No. 11717 del
print "reasonably satisfied." 

print "thanks bro"
print "took me literally only a minute to learn how to do this"
print "exhiliration if nothing else"

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:16:48 [Preview] No. 11718 del
i used python nvm will try c later am confused with the studio.h printf way its formatted.

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 21:25:49 [Preview] No. 11720 del

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
puts("lol! whatever language gets dat rush!");

yeah, C's printf formatting is daunting at first. All you really need to get going though is %s for text, %d for ints, %f for floats, and a newline \n at the end.

printf("%s %d\n", "the universal number is", 42);

Anonymous 03/25/2018 (Sun) 02:04:50 [Preview] No.12524 del
>I have a massive assortment of software ideas
Share one of your shittier ones, I'm sure you could get some skilled anons with some spare time to help you with it if you set up a github site for it.

Anonymous 04/05/2018 (Thu) 00:35:04 [Preview] No.12546 del
You have to "sell" that idea, otherwise you look like a dumb politician.
I recommend to every programmer: write documentation first.

Le memes ecks dee Anonymous 04/02/2018 (Mon) 11:23:33 [Preview] No. 12537 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I have a precious request or a difficult task to ask for

Are any of you in possession of blueprints for a machine that build machines that build computers? I figured this would be the solution of many of the worlds(including me) problems

If not im very willing to assist in designing one

Anonymous 04/02/2018 (Mon) 11:35:43 [Preview] No.12538 del
also i want to know if there are any /tech/ archives and how large are they

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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 00:14:34 [Preview] No. 11448 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I'm looking to build a PC ($700 - 1000), and was wondering what would be a good build for gaming?
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Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 16:14:00 [Preview] No. 11499 del
back to lainchan

Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 18:58:58 [Preview] No. 11500 del
Summary of actual info in this thread:

1. pcpartpicker.com

2. tech contains hostile douchebags who need more bran in their diet

So, does an SSD actually make a damned bit of difference *during gameplay* for any popular games? If one doesn't give a shit about boot or load times, is skipping the SSD and going with the classic bigger, cheaper, mechanical hard drive in a gaming rig the way to go?

Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 19:30:32 [Preview] No. 11504 del
Depends on your ram space and your setup. I don't think you get a choice on windows, but on GNU/Linux you can have no swap space in which case it makes no difference but you need enough RAM. Can also depend on the game with level loads. Short answer, it makes a difference. A noticeable difference? Depends.

Anonymous 10/17/2017 (Tue) 01:08:52 [Preview] No. 11567 del
It pretty depends on what type of games you play as you can save money here or there by buying specific parts that will be used heavily in those games. For example, if you like to play games like Total War, you might want to get a Ryzen 5 or 7 as the threading and price will help out immensely. Those games don't really put a dent in your GPU as much as other games. If you want to play FPS' in 4K or whatnot I'd recommend spending more on the GPU and sticking with a modern intel quad core and something like a 1070 or even a 1080 if you can manage.

Another thing. I'd recommend to get a small 80-120 gig SSD to store your OS and other files and go for a 50 buck 1tb hdd for your video games. Most video games will take a lot longer to load as you're moving the data off of the platter but if you have enough RAM to handle the game's cache you're A OK. Honestly anything over 8G is enough in terms of RAM. If you can squeeze it out try getting mid priced memory modules and overclock them just a bit from there. The reason you want 8 gigs or more is because games (and most programs now) often cache the game's files in memory directly as memory is the second fastest thing you can retrieve your delicious bits from (the next up being your CPU's caches).

Anonymous 03/28/2018 (Wed) 09:03:26 [Preview] No.12534 del
Dude, fucking spoiler this shit.