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At long last, conclusive proof that literally everyone who hates Python is a dirt-poor pleb living in a mud hut.

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why is Java so fucking high? You make CRUD software with it. Also, you make games with C++, why is it too low?

>be python programmer
>import everything
>never really learn basic concepts
>use stackoverflow for everything
Really.. makes me

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Everything else aside, which package manager is the best?
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Google Play Store

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Why not try out HAM RADIO?
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I'm a poor NEET, why would I waste money? There are plenty of other things to do.
I don't like to speak.
Because old fucks with nothing better to do will triangulate you and report you to the FCC if you don't have a license. Can't wait until they all die.

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I was getting some knowledge about very old PCs, like Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and the first DOS/Windows PCs. I came across the BASIC language, and some say it's the language that made programming popular, but apart from cringeworthy turorials for kids it doesn't seem to be a language that really could be used for serious stuff.

In fact, I remember my uncle said once that Pascal or assembly were the languages one would use in more serious contexts, BASIC being more of a toy.

So I wonder, did BASIC have dynamic memory management like C? Could it be used in professional scenarios? And was it used by some important software developers?

Or was it just a toy language all along?
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It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration
Hahah le xd le quote, if this was reddit you would be getting big upvotes but I'm sorry it isn't.

I want arguments, not retarded quotes (even if they're from a genius such as Dijkstra)
basic is practical for quickly peeking and poking at memory i guess

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Forth is the best programming language, what can I say?
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It's a bit too stacky.
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You aren't autistic enough
if forth was not good then why is forth such a hacker language?

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I want to de-google myself, but can't

They have the best search engine
Best phone OS
Best Maps
Best apps
Best translator
Best office solution
Fast browser that is easy to use
Best dumb os for laptops
best everything

I don't want a botnet, but right now
Functionality and convenience > Botnet
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use bing
Why do you care?

>Nothing to hide, nothing to fear
Just be a good goy and use google, there's no real evidence that google is indeed a botnet.

What's the best laptop I can get for $200-300 Canadian?
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Best at what? Use more detailed language, even if it's French.
Probably go find something at Free Geek
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used thinkpad

chromebook if you want a new one

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Best graphics card for 1080p60? Pairing it with a Ryzen 3 1200 cuz I'm poor but want to be able to upgrade later on.
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>buying a GPU right now
Nigga that's like trying to buy bread and milk in Florida this week. You picked the wrong time to be in need.

Wait until at least Black Friday.
Ahhhh I guess you're right.
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>tfw no patience
>tfw literally spent two months saving to upgrade from 670 sli and 3570k
>tfw went fullretard and bought new ssd, new PSU, new mobo, new RAM, all to fit 7700k and 1080

I think I'm actually retarded, I'm on rice and beans budget mode now for like the next month.

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/TPG/ Screw HP and Dell Edition

Previous thread:


IRC: #/tpg/ on irc.rizon.net, IP addresses collected for your safety

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. GETACs, Toughbooks).

>New to /tpg/ or looking for purchasing advice?


>If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THINKWIKI FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).

>Don't buy anything OTHER THAN Panasonic Toughbooks, pre-Lelnovo Thinkpad A, T, X, and number series, and GETACs if you want the Fine Laptop Experience.

>Be careful of CIA niggers recommending you flash unusal firmware.

>Recommended models:
T60, T61, X60, X61, 860, Transnote, PC110

>Models to stay away from:
Anything with 'island' or 'chicklet' keyboards.

>Used ThinkPad buyers guide:


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first for quasi thinkpad
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Tomorrow at 6PM EST fampais
jewgle patch dynamics
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Reposting since I posted it right at the end of the last thread.

First time posting on /g/ in about a year and a half, but I just wanted to leave this somewhere.
I made a USB-bootable image to flash the X201 BIOS (in this case, the included BIOS ROM has the wireless card whitelisting removed). I don't have Windows on my X201, and I don't have the dock with the optical drive (yet), so this was the only way I managed to flash my BIOS. It worked for me, so I wanted to share.

I basically extracted the FAT partition from the lenovo-supplied bootable ISO image, did some tweaking, and shoved it all into a FreeDOS 1.2 installation I made under QEMU. I had to prevent it from loading any extensions, which I kind of hacked together in FDCONFIG.SYS (FreeDOS's CONFIG.SYS), and then tweaked autoexec.bat a little.
I first tried to get the El Torito image to boot from a flash drive without luck. DOS isn't my specialty (unix is), and I haven't used it in about 15 years.
Anyway, I was able to boot it and flash my BIOS successfully.
To put it on a flash drive, unpack it and then run:
cat image.img > /dev/sd(Whatever-Your-Device-Node-Is)

Then you can remove it or reboot or whatever.

TL;DR flash your X201 BIOS with only a USB drive.
Download (6.4MiB):

It should also work for other ThinkPads, though you'll want to replace the BIOS.WPH file.
You can mount the image with something like:
modprobe loop
mount -o loop,offset=32256 image.img

(the FAT16 partition starts at the 32256th byte, or the start of sector 63)

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>tfw intelligent but lazy
>was planning to learn C and circuit analysis this summer
>end up doing nothing but shitposting on this fucking website and watching youtube videos every day

Anyone else know this feel?
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You're not intelligent.
You aren't as intelligent as you think you are. Anyone has infinite potential when they don't apply themselves; it's when you do put the work in that you realise that you aren't capable of as much as you think
>still hasn't learned C

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I actually considering going through with it and i do not know if I should. I like the clean design i am going for. So is this a bad idea?
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>I like
Buy it then. Never care what /g/ thinks, if they had their way everyone would be using plastic Thinkpad shitboxes
Just buy a normal PC for about 1k
If you're only interested in a Mac for its looks then you're doing it wrong.

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Why haven't you switched to a declarative OS /g/?
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Is this the new Gentoo? I keep seeing it come up.
it doesn't have enough repo maintainers to ensure that security patches get downstreamed on a timely basis
Better than gentoo. You just declare your system in a file and let the package manager build it.

I'm currently stoned harder than a gay in Afghanistan and working on C++ homework for Uni, listening to the best smoking track running Ubuntu.
As much as I love W10 for gaming, Linux has it made in the comf department.
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From what I have seen /g/ laughs at Ubuntu users..
Those comments to the right of your method definitions are superfluous. What those methods do is clear from their names -- don't comment them like that unless it's required by the course!
>that gawdy ui

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The belts were done when i received my Walkman, so i put in some soft rubber bands that looked just like the other ones, just not goo.
The top one with the motor and the giant golden disk has a tight and thick rubber band while the tiny disk below that one has a long, skinny, stretchy rubber band, I manually rotated the double staged brass disk and everything seemed to have nice traction. I then re-assembled it and the tape played slow and kind of wobbly. I then tried many batteries, which did nothing. I then adjusted the speed. Once i fixed the speed, i found out that the audio still came out very shaky at high notes. I have cleaned the tape head. I have no idea what to do.

So in all.
Tight top band, what i assume to be a perfect bottom band, wobbly audio at high pitches, different speeds for different tapes, and audio distortion, mostly on the left side.
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you do realize it's 2017, right?
nvm fix'd it
Are you helping or not?

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sup /g/

I have my Linux server set to automatically reboot at 6:05am each morning to make sure it continues to keep itself online and not fuck anything up when I am away from home. Every 4 reboots it comes back up and continues chugging along but sometimes it just doesn't regain a network connection until I forcibly reboot the machine again.

I set a bash script to run every 5 mins via cron that pings my gateway and if not receiving a response it will

>sudo ifconfig up

it only seems to bring the network up if I have manually done

>sudo ifconfig down

that works. But when restarting the machine automatically, it doesn't bring it up at all and I need to force a full reboot again for it to start working. Anyone know what I've done wrong here?

the bashscript is:


ping -c4 > /dev/null

if [ $? != 0 ]
logger "Network connection missing... restarting"
sudo ifconfig enp2s0 up

and my dmesg looks like this:

dmesg |grep enp2s0
[ 3.004775] tg3 0000:02:00.0 enp2s0: renamed from eth0
[ 24.907703] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp2s0: link is not ready
[ 25.706788] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp2s0: link is not ready
[ 28.608742] tg3 0000:02:00.0 enp2s0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex
[ 28.608747] tg3 0000:02:00.0 enp2s0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 28.608769] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enp2s0: link becomes ready
[email protected]:~$ dmesg |grep ether
[email protected]:~$ dmesg |grep eth
[ 2.979952] tg3 0000:02:00.0 eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95723) rev 5784100] (PCI Express) MAC address 00:9c:02:a0:3c:1c
[ 2.979956] tg3 0000:02:00.0 eth0: attached PHY is 5784 (10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet) (WireSpeed[1], EEE[0])
[ 2.979959] tg3 0000:02:00.0 eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[0] TSOcap[1]
[ 2.979962] tg3 0000:02:00.0 eth0: dma_rwctrl[76180000] dma_mask[64-bit]
[ 3.004775] tg3 0000:02:00.0 enp2s0: renamed from eth0

I guess it's the "link not ready" shit, but I don't understand how to fix it.
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What distro?
Are you up to date?

>enp2s0: renamed from eth0
Wired connection turning into a wireless connection? Check if the wireless card itself is faulty.
Static IP?

niggbuntu 16.04, everything is completely up to date. It's just used as a NAS and nothing else.


yeah my router has the mac address saved to give it the same static IP each and every time.

75% of the time it reboots and keeps chugging along but it's the remainder of the time it just simply doesn't come back up automatically at all with network access until I force another reboot

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