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Disregard, the title says boombox. Is it vintage? Looks sorta antique, but I see no branding on it. How much was it and do you have dimensions ?


I see you spreading your legs and showing that junk in the knobs reflection.



Looks like Creative T40s or T50s stuck in a wooden box… Nice


ah, I can see that now. If there was a way to incorporate an mp3 player into the box that would be a pretty sweet rig, that way it's both custom cased and an entirely portable soundsystem.


RE: Yes, they're creative labs t40 series II shoved into a wooden box, it's my work boombox. I do have an MP3 player in it - it's behind the door which you can see in the centre. The dimensions are 10" wide, 6" deep and 13 9/16 tall, not counting the handle or the knob.

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Why do other distros not use delta packages? Fedora does this when upgrading, and you can see instead of downloading 120 mb I download 15mb.

Is it not worth the trouble?


Every package manager does, they just doesn't announce it.


Pacman uses pkg.xz files and I've downloaded a GB of updates, but only had to download like 300MB.

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I'm looking for a tablet that is good value for money, and that I could use for PDF reading, IRC and some other purposes. Do you have any recommendations? So far I've found pic related: the Nexus 7.


That's pretty much your best bet for a well priced tablet that also has the power to do anything. A lot of the other tablets that are cheaper only do one thing well and aren't designed for multitasking.

If you get a Nexus 7, make sure you get the 2013 model and not the older one. If you have money to blow, you can get the Nexus 9 for about 400 USD.


The Nexus 7 is a great choice, there's really nothing better under that price. Most of what you'll find are shitty budget tablets that come from some crappy company like Visual Land, have no support, and just be shitty and buggy as fuck.

Tl;dr: Don't ever buy a tablet that's under like 300 USD unless you know it's good.


My 2012 Nexus 7 is still going strong, even with the screen cracked. Get one, they're pretty durable devices.

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open source and freeware is best

how have you adapted to the end of the pay to use era?


Lately I've actually been having a lot of fun using FOSS/FLOSS stuff. There's this kind of community feeling about it, that has kind of died off throughout the years.

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"switch to windows 10 goyim!"

I swear to god, if they force me off of 7, I'm using linux with wine.
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OP, looks like you'll have until 2020 to finally admit you're a cuck or embrace the penguin.

>Windows 7 SP1 extended support ends 2020






Last I read, M$ will end support for Windows 7 in 2020.


Oh christ, you faggots are here.

I may have to reconsider my choice in imageboards.



Bad habits are hard to get rid of

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Itt: post your guitars, and guitar accessories.

I'm currently trying to find a name for mine (Epiphone Les Paul 1960 V3)
Current front runners are "Kayla," "Amber," and "Rebecca," who was the first girl that wronged me.

Torrential suggested Chisa, but shes not bright and bubbly like a Strat.

Whats your guitar named?
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They're actually coated steel strings. They didn't sound great when I first put them on, but they've gotten better. Plus the coating tends to come off so I wouldn't recommend them for a main guitar, but they look cool which Is all I wanted them to do.


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Guitar name has been decided: Eliana

I cleaned the shit out of the neck with a microfiber and water, and realized i was taking the oil out. So I bit of Linseed oil and oiled it, and while I was there I taped off the neck and used some #000 followed by #0000 steel wool on the frets (protip tape off the pickups because the steel will stick to the magnets), buffing with a microfiber.
Goddamn are the frets smooth now. Bends feel like a dream.
Highly recommended. Only took a few hours


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1978's Kramer guitar
1977's Roland Jazz Chorus amplifier
Multi-effects pedal
Ernie Ball strings
Boss tuner
Whammy bars
Fender thing to put the strings on
That heavy metal stick i use to put strings on a Floyd Rose bridge
Generic metal slide
Boss recorder
Another Laney amplifier i'm testing

One plastic pick for the electric guitar and one nylon one for the acoustic


Ive got that same tuner


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What kind of effects do you use? I play mostly classic rock, so I was looking for a cheap Tube Screamer clone, and got this Digitech Bad Monkey overdrive. Sounds good with my stuff. Its the only one I use.

Besides that I have the shitty first pedal I got when i went into the guitar store and said "Whats the cheapest distortion you have?" Its literally called the Planet Metal. Its hilariously bad.

My amp is some $30 Peavey keyboard/voice that somehow sounds great when overdriven a little.

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Hey /t/, what are you listening through?

Pics are my Grado ps500s and my fiio e10k

The Grados aret sweet, as a headphone with its price in the name should be, the highs are super crisp, and the bass is clear and deep without being rumbly. though i enjoy them the best when the have some kind of bass boost. They're also low impedance enough that they can be driven very well straight from my phone.
I'm not a super audiophile that can tell the difference between different cables or whatever, but they make me smile all the time.
Plus they make my old beat solos (lel) sound like I'm listening to hold music through a telephone.

I use Google music player, because on my phone it let's me download my whole playlist of thumbs up songs onto my sd card, so I don't use data. I also really like the bass and 3d effects in the equalizer setting, they make for a really enjoyable listening experience if I'm not trying to critically listen (straining to hear every detail in a quiet environment etc).

On my pc I use muh foobar2000 for muh flacs cause that's what the haxxors use. If I'm just causally listening then I'll use Google music because its mini player supports the media keys on my laptop. Only problem with it is that it has a tendency to skip halfway through songs reeee.

How do you listen to your music/porn/games?

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So I want to get started on linux but im not a l33t haxx0r like our admins illu and Torrential so what do I do?
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I can only recommend you debian with cinnamon as the default desktop environment. Debian is quite stable and cinnamon resembles mindows. It will have applications for most things (office, image editing, viewing photos) but installing commercial stuff like photoshop will not work

>not a leet haxxor

not necessary. For most things you won't need the console. If you encounter a problem like installing a program that is not in aptitude integrated you can do a google research and you will find a solution for your problem most likely.


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it's all the same shit


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But yeah, Linux Mint is best for desktops. Lightweight, low spec requirements, and a full desktop experience.



I suspect commands to use vim are there because sometimes you will be in a fresh install with no nano or gui and need to edit some text config files and vi/vim is your only option. you can get really lost really quick with vi if you dont know how to move around, save, exit, ESC, etc. a good example of an os like this is openwrt.


that's a pretty good explanation. I just sort of assumed it was an old graphic or from some ricer (there's a few on this site).

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What are some good privacy based search engines I should know about?

I just want to escape corporation/marketing/google type of threat level. Are private search engines enough for this or do I need a paid sweden/swiss VPN?

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A lot of people I know use DuckDuckGo.com


That link doesn't just show their privacy policies, but it also has articles on there showing how tracking on search engines works, how the popular search engines tailor results to you specifically (more tracking) and how you can change settings in your browser to help curb some of the techniques that are used. Even if you don't wind up using DDG, I think the information they provide is worth the visit. DDG will also search sites directly for you. You can search for Bikinis on Google Image search by typing !i Bikini. That's an image search for bikini. There are a lot of other sites that can be searched. Using !wa lets you type in formulas for Wolfram Alpha to solve. Here's a link to a more comprehensive list - https://duckduckgo.com/bang

Another option is ixquick.com (Startpage). ixquick is a search engine that heralds itself as the most private search engine. Just as with DDG, your search results aren't filtered to keep you in a bubble (personalized), and it does searches without tracking your IP or using cookies. DDG on the other hand, uses cookies for saving your preferences (if you choose to have preferences). Here is a link for more information - https://ixquick.com/eng/protect-privacy.html?hmb=1

Both of the above come highly recommended by those that are interested in protecting their identity. Each one will provide you with different search results, so I suggest giving them a try and seeing which you prefer. Though for the ultimate privacy in searching the web, you would need to self-host an engine such as Searx ( http://tuxdiary.com/2014/12/22/searx/ ). Generally, crawling the web is incredibly time consuming for a Desktop and the results aren't optimized the way a typical user would expect them to be, but as you are in control of them, self hosted engines are the best for privacy, and if you are willing put in the time you can edit the output to fit your requirements.

Hope this has helped.



Thanks for the tips anon.


MetaGer's servers are in Germany, and it's run by a charity and associated with the University of Hanover. Qwant is a French privacy-focused search engine.


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I really like https://privatelee.com/ they have good policies and browser search box addons and shit. image search too, but its kinda faggy. oh, and it has WOT on all results. that part is cool.

I always found DDG's results very subpar. mostly shit, actually.


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Nope. Nope. and why is there no information on any of those search engine homepages about policies or terms? Found they are both owned by Striquent, and had to do some research but found it.

So questionable at best. Also, other search engines listed in this thread use WOT. I personally turn it off.


ITT: Guilty pleasure songs, or ones that fall way outside your usual genres. Say your usual tastes, and why you like the song. For example if you usually listen to indie ska jazz but really have a soft spot for AC/DC.

I usually listen to classic hard rock.
I like this, because it captures a sense of passion and gentle but intense lust.

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