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Scala is very difficult and not really worth it:
-"just for fun" you are better off with Haskell or LISP
-for work, scala devs are expected to be very good with java.

C# is nice and in demand.
C# obviously.

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>Headphone purchase advice:
http://pastebin.com/fYZLW7Ub (embed)

Please put some effort into your requests and questions.

If you dislike a suggestion, explain why and try giving a better suggestion to whomever asked.

For sub-$50 headphones and IEMs, check out the infographic in >>>/g/csg

>/g/ wiki headphone FAQ:

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Alright, here's the deal: it's almost the end of 2017 and I've been using strictly only wireless Bluetooth headphones for the couple last years, simply out of principle and to gather all the needed first-hand experience on this entire "wired VS wireless" debacle. So, after using strictly only wireless headphones on a daily basis for almost two-and-a-half years, I can definitely without any doubt openly state that the "always wired only" and "only highly expensive portable players/no smartphone pleb-tier" pseudo-audiophilic FAGGOTS are completely and absolutely FULL OF SHIT. I won't argue with anyone here that wireless headphones in general and wireless sound technologies in overall were utter garbage just 5-or-so years ago, but nowadays it's NOWHERE even remotely close to being as bad as it was in 2012 and further down the line. Everything (literally EVERY THING) these so-called self-proclaimed pseudo-audiophilic kiddie shithead trolls are openly and absolutely brainlessly proclaiming loudly everywhere about MODERN wireless sound technologies being any "bad" or "not on par with wired" is 100% COMPLETE BULLSHIT. Abso-effing-lute LIE. These retarded deaf kiddies clearly never used any modern wireless headphones that cost more than 50$ (and actually good/worthwhile wireless headphones start from the 120$ mark AT THE VERY LEAST) and/or they never tried Apt-X LL or ESPECIALLY the GODLIKE LDAC. These FAGS basically don't know jack about any of this, but they act like they're the hottest and most knowledgeable shits around the block while in reality they're not hot, but just shit. MODERN wireless sound IS actually VERY good and does NOT lose to wired at all by the sheer quality of sound and latency (if it's apt-X LL or LDAC), WHILE being WAAAY more convenient and comfortable to use due to headphones being completely (WELL, DUH!) wireless. Fuck all those pseudo-audiophilic pseudo-elitistic sudo-entitled "pro-wired" scrubshits, I say. They know fucking NOTHING.
>What ~50$ range wireless headphones would /g/ recommend?
Unfortunately, there are almost no actually decent/good models in that price range. The closest one you can get to be of a "somewhat decent sound quality" is Rombica's "MySound BH-10 2C" model, but they have extremely crappy Bluetooth range and they usually tend to bug out and turn off even if slightest electromagnetic interference is nearby (like, for example, when you're in a convenience store and standing near a commercial fridge). Also note that they are literally "Chinkshit Wireless"-tier of headphones. If you never ever had a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones before and you wish to get ACTUALLY worthwhile device from the first attempt - you'd have to spend AT LEAST 120$ and these will be MEElectronics' "Air-Fi Matrix 3" model and NO OTHER. This is the EXACT very point where actual wireless GOOD quality starts.

>Have they also opened it up for non-Sony headphones or do I need a Sony wireless?
That we don't know yet, as there are simply no massive amount of Android 8-based smartphones on the market so far, but I personally highly doubt that this will be Sony-only when it becomes mainstream, simply due to default LDAC implementation in all Android 8 devices making no logical sense in the case if Sony decides to not license this to other wireless headphone manufacturers. They've already licensed this to Android 8, so why the hell will they restrict it only to their wireless headphones now? That will be an asshole move and will undoubtedly garner a lot of critique on Sony's ass. I don't think that Sony's THAT stupid as to not provide other wireless headphone manufacturers with a LDAC license. And even if (and that's a very big IF) they actually in all seriousness restrict LDAC usage only to their wireless devices, this still at least leaves us an option to not use a Sony smartphone for it if we wouldn't want to, so there's at least that.
>i-it only too me 3 years to come to this conclusion
baka yaro

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>browse too much /g/
>fall for the Arch meme

Wow I will finally have updated software and not have to hunt for shady ppas anymore!

>try installing VLC from the AUR repo

>Literally takes 30 minutes to compile VLfuckingC

So this is the power of Arch GNU/Linux huh? I think I will just go back to Linux Mint. At least it just werked.
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I fall for the troll
$ pacman -Syu vlc
Interesting blog.
No, go back to windows, is where you belong dude.

Defend this, Cloverfags
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werks for me
Literally never happened for me.

User error I would guess.

let me guess, you have a garbage phone from 2014 that you somehow hacked android N onto, and it's extremely unstable and everything crashes constantly.

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Is Sleipnir Chinese botnet or is it actually a good browser
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literally who?
Odin's horse
Has a horse so its probably a trojan

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This thread is about the appreciation of horology, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that are required to make a fine watch, clock, or other timepiece.

>Required viewing for newbies:

>Strap Guide: http://pastebin.com/SwRysprE

Previous thread:
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Ok so it's more like a PO with a textured seamaster dial
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You boys should start living and stop hating

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What's your favorite markup language /g/? This is the thread to talk about it
I'm actively using asciidoctor to take notes during meetings and classes and write some other docs automated with LaTeX.

What are you using markdown for? What editor? How good do you know the syntax?
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I use it to take notes in uni that other people might want to see. Do you really use latex for non-meme purposes? Everybody just uses word like a normal human being where I live
People actually use LaTeX for academic stuff. I use a lot in my Math assignments. Equations and such are so much easier with TeX.
> markdown

back to >>>/fa/

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In /csg/, we discuss the cheap shit you see on Gearbest, Taobao, AliExpress, Banggood, eBay and similar sites.

>IRC channel
#/csg/ on rizon

>Discord link

>Chink Shit Randomiser

>Chink Shit Wiki

>Chink Shit Infographic

• Anon's Redmi 4x arrived with a broken screen >>62256423
• *unzips micro sd* >>62259022
• Anon got some weedseeds >>62262569
• Xiaomi anounced the Mi A1, basically it's a Mi 5x running stock android >>62263637
• Anon shows off a RTL-SDR dongle >>62264867 >>62264998
• Anon got his spinfits >>62265502
• Anon got chinked on a usb hub >>62265784
• Anon joins the Xiaomi botnet >>62266679
• Anon got a SEGA Saturn USB gamepad >>62267681
• Gearbest still has the KZ ES3 for $6 but it's limited to 30 pieces and only at 9:00 UTC, resets daily until 11 Sept >>62263129

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First for hamburger MP3 player
Can I buy a gf from the chinks? My 3DPD gf is making me sad :(
Murder her you idiot

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Are there people actually paying $500 for a GTX 1070?

I feel so bad for anyone building their first (or any) PC right now
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I was thinking of picking up a 1080 ti and a BenQ PD3200U. Is that a bad idea?
I don't see much of an issue with it
I bought my MSI gtx 1080 go gaming x for 600 and it's my first build.

Who here has actually installed Gentoo?
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I did it and used it for about 1.5 yeah, ask me anything.
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I use it.
Have you ever used gentoo?
How much did you use it?

Is it still extremely cheaper to build a gaming PC rather than buying a pre built one? I heard the difference is becoming less and less and some computer parts are ridiculously expensive because people are buying all the stock.

If it's cheaper to buy a pre built rig can you recommend any websites to get one from?
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Yes, because you wouldn't pay for an OS and the "work" they put into combining parts.
>Is it still extremely cheaper to build a gaming PC rather than buying a pre built one?
Do you know what LEGO is?
If yes you can build one.
if the prices of computer parts rise so will the price of prebuilts. do your own fucking research


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Rest in ...
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dead has fuck

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>For those, who aren't willing giving clicks for him, please wait, I'll paste the whole blogpost here
Ideal OS: Rebooting the Desktop Operating System Experience

TL;DR: By the end of this essay I hope to convince you of the following facts. First, that modern desktop operating systems are anything but. They are bloated, slow, and layered with legacy cruft that still functions only thanks to Moore's Law. Second, that innovation in desktop operating systems stopped about 15 years ago and the major players are unlikely to heavily invest in them again. And finally, I hope to convince you that we can and should start over from scratch, learning the lessons of the past.
"Modern" Desktop Operating Systems are Bloated

Consider the Raspberry Pi. For 35 dollars I can buy an amazing computer with four CPU cores, each running over a gigahertz. It also has a 3d accelerator, a gig of RAM, and built in wifi & bluetooth & ethernet. For 35 bucks! And yet, for many of the tasks I want to do with it, this Raspberry Pi is no better than the 66 megahertz computer I used in college.

In fact, in some cases it's worse. It took tremendous effort to get 3D accelerated Doom to work inside of X windows in the mid 2000s, something that was trivial with mid-1990s Microsoft Windows.
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>each running over a gigahertz

>le ghz maymay
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Below is a screenshot of Processing running for the first time on a Raspberry Pi with hardware acceleration, just a couple of years ago. And it was possible only thanks to a completely custom X windows video driver. This driver is still experimental and unreleased, five years after the Raspberry Pi shipped.

Despite the problems of X-Windows, the Raspberry Pi has a suprisingly powerful GPU that can do things like the below screenshot, but only once we get X windows out of the way. (the actual screenshot below is from OSX, but the same code does run on a Pi 3 at 60fps). (pic related)

Here's another example. Atom is one of the most popular editors today. Developers love it because it has oodles of plugins, but let us consider how it's written. Atom uses Electron, which is essentially an entire webbrowser married to a NodeJS runtime. That's two Javascript engines bundled up into a single app. Electron apps use browser drawing apis which delegate to native drawing apis, which then delegate to the GPU (if you're luck) for the actual drawing. So many layers.

For a long time Atom couldn't open a file larger than 2 megabytes because scrolling would be to slow. They solved it by writing the buffer implementation in C++, essentially removing one layer of indirection.

Even fairly simple apps are pretty complex these days. An email app, like the one above is conceptually simple. It should just be a few database queries, a text editor, and a module that knows how to communicate with IMAP and SMTP servers. Yet writing a new email client is very difficult and consumes many megabytes on disk, so few people do it. And if you wanted to modify your email client, or at least the one above (Mail.app, the default client for Mac), there is no clean way to extend it. There are no plugins. There is no extension API. This is the result of many layers of cruft and bloat.
Can't post any further: https://pastebin.com/mLJS9caJ

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It has some good classic answers but lately it seems just a Reddit like karma grabbing run.

And full of pajeets too
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Funny how Quora says it sucks when they're like them but shittier in any possible way
Fuck Quora
Good replies on non-/g/ stackexchange. When I query any search engine, I look for hits in this order: valid resource of information > stackexchange > quora > leddit. This is easier than going through pages of dross on gugle, goose go, stoppage, etc.

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Why you guys like text editors over IDE?
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Because I prefer to do my tasks with needless additional complexity to further fuel my superiority complex.
Custom env for my needs


> He needs a bloated IDE to program

Simple text editors get out of my way and let me get shit done on toasters too.

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