Hey /g/. Can anyone recommend a good keyboard for a programmer ? Budget is cca up to 50€. I prefer ones with cable. Thanks
>mfw video game companies have no tux but expect my bux
I'm not glad he's dead but I'm glad he's gone.
It's hard to say especially so soon after his untimely death, but rms in a lot of ways has been holding the free software movement back.
We need someone like Eben Moglen to take the reins.
Dear / g /, please help me.
¿Can i play an .exe file on a mobile device with Android , or alternatively, spend the .exe to .apk format? . Thanks!
what do? should I ignore it?
What's your opinion on maintenance software like pic related, TuneUp and the like?
Computer repair person working in retail here.
It's the worst fucking cancer known to man. Fucking adware piece of shite. NO ONE installs them on purpose.
If you have ever installed shit like that on purpose, you should stick your dick in your cooling fans and shoot yourself.
>telling people to use them at all
What browser(s) are you using? Which browser respects muh privacy and muh freedoms?
Did you already forget about me?
its amazing how shitty 4chan really is. tinyboard was so much more progressive in its day with implementing features long before they'd wind up on 4chan (some of which 4chan still doesn't have).
even what the crippled Manlet is running 4+4 on is better
what is your take on qr codes, does anyone actually use them? have you ever scanned one. Trying to do some research on this, please let me know your thoughts
I think the general consensus is that 1. Lots of people don't even know what they are or how to use them 2. Those that do, don't bother. If you are trying to advertise a product or Web page I wouldn't bother tbqh famicom
Why is AMD pretty much non-existent in laptops?
CPU's aside, you can barely find a laptop with a Radeon GPU in it.
The high end is pretty much Nvidia exclusive with 960m/970m and the low end is mostly Intel dominated.
What the fuck happened? Their GPU's should be perfectly up to the task so why?
weekly CRT thread
post your CRTstations boys and general CRT discussion
why dont we start by pointing out every reason CRT is superior?
Post your homescreen
Use to have one just needs apps
I'm an electrical engineering student, but I'm also quite interested in stuff regarding to Computer Science, or better: the practical appliances of programming, and I've followed stuff on the internet and around here about FOSS. Since, RMS = king here I am sure some guys have an opinion on the matter I want to discuss.
(I'm talking from the perspective of electronic (Analog/RF) design, as I feel this field closely relates to software design)
I feel that in almost all possible ways Electrical Engineering is lagging behind and fails to address problems practical CE does.
FOSS or OSS or just releasing parts of the source is great! It means that I'm able to look at the source and understand what it does. But even better are the hundreds of libraries for every language with often great documentation that I can incorporate into my project directly.
All of this doesn't exist for EE. There are no libraries. If you want to design something analog you can get some component models(Inner workings of a transistor type or particular behavior of a resistor), that's pretty much all.
Projects often need stuff/building blocks like (Active)Filters/(Differential)Amplifiers/Mixers, the current practice is just reinventing the wheel and hope for the best you know your analog electronics well. Since there is no way of writing tests or specifications there is also no debugging.
Your simulation fails and that is it, back to the drawing table and get your calculator ready, solving something that has been done years before by practically everyone.
CS also likes reducing unnecessary work, and just publicize the tools for free. In EE every tool costs multiple month salaries, and often they just suck.
When developing on FPGA boards you'll practically write >100 LOC every time you'll want to connect some entities (components). If there is any language more verbose than VHDL please state so.
FOSS Hardware seems to be growing, but it is still very small and seems to solely focus on big finished products like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Other LED-Crapboard. Just like Linux or Apache, most of you never really learn anything from the code, besides that you can easily use the software.
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The nice thing about code is that it's all text. It's easy to write and share text. You can open source all the schematics you want, but you still have to pay for the components.
You could also argue that you still have a similar entry-level fee in both CS and EE. You have to buy electronics (computer) to write code. You have to buy electronics to build your circuit.
But yeah, I agree with you on the tool prices. Fairly obscene, but you get a good return in precision.
But what about Electronic design and simulating? That has no price till you start prototyping. And if you don't want to spend a fortune on those components it is necessary.
There is no Github for Electronics where you can just import your basic active filters. Or a library for some RF stuff. There is also no option of having things like actual libraries. I think both of these examples can be found when talking about software. Both are informational concepts that primarily hold no value, till someone...
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
/g/entlemen, my mom wants a facebook/pinterest/online radio laptop, specs don't matter, all I care is the built quality since she can be a bit careless
How is the built of the cheapo Lenovo laptops? what is the best quality/sturdier laptop among the ~$400 laptops? Again, it doesn't have to have really good specs, just solid construction