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Are you a hardware or software person?

I'm definately a software person. I know how to code, know all the best programs for specific tasks etc. but I have no idea what certain components do.

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Well it looks like Netflix has taken their internet speed battle with Comcast and Time Warner to the next level.

Netflix has launched Fast ( http://fast.com ) and it's a speed test that uses Netflix servers for the results. The benefit to using fast.com is that since it's using Netflix, you can see if your internet is actually matching what you pay for. Providers in the past given unfettered access to Speedtest.net to make it look like you were getting great speeds, but by using Netflix servers, you can test your speed against the exact service that providers are trying to throttle.

Netflix makes up approximately 33% of all internet traffic. This is a great public move for Netflix. Now you can call up your internet provider and ask them why Netflix is loading so much slower than the package you pay for.


I usually use http://speedof.me/, it actually measures accurately and isn't influenced by ISPs like Ookla is. I'll try fast though, seems like a cool thing.



I use a collection of services, but I agree, Ookla became too popular so ISPs started gaming the system.

speedof.me is great because it's HTML5. I like that.


What is your personal defenition of a good song?

I define a good song as music w/ words that are sung that have meaning. So, imo, songs like 7 years, Hey Jude and Poor You are good songs. Stuff like Anaconda != good songs.


I've never really focused on lyrics too much. Every once in a while I'll run into a song where lyrics make or break it, but for the most part the instrumentals are what do it for me. For that reason, I don't really enjoy most non-classical music. A lot of the instrumentals are very repetitive, and a lot of the same chord progressions are used over and over again. I just find 95% of it boring, and the 5% that isn't boring isn't worth the time of wading through the 95% that is. That's why I usually stick to classical.


For me it's all about vocals. Individualism where you listen to a song and say, "Oh yeah, I can definitely tell that is X". Some examples for me include Radiohead, the Doors and the Drones. There is no confusing them for anyone else. My housemates listen to some R&B and other stuff which is broadening my horizons a bit, but a lot of it is hard to tell how much is voice changing software and how much is the original voice


I'm big on song lyrics and delivery of said lyrics. That being said, I feel that you can't get a good/great song without the music matching the tone that the lyrics are presenting.

For instance, there are a lot of pop songs that actually have pretty decent meaning/topics/similes etc, but are victim to the music accompanying those words. I think that's part of the reason why Post Modern Jukebox has become so popular.


Does Finalchan code? If so, in what languages what have you created?

I know HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Batch, C++ and some Bash.

I've mostly fucked around and created some scripts, e.g. a random hash generator. I once made a JS slot machine and a simple JS game. I made a trivia game in Batch. I edited Vichan heavily for my chan (b4 it died).


Learning java at university.
Also javascript is pretty similar.

HTML and CSS dont really count but I know those too.


I play around with qbasic and python. Don't use either one with any real intentions. Just like to write text adventure games from time to time. I've never had an idea for software, so I was never inclined to learn anything worthwhile.


zomg it's Tom from Fatchan


I know C++, PHP and GML quite well, but i've also used python and R. And as >>869


Posted accidentally…
However as >>869 said HTML and CSS doesn't really count but I know those two.
As project go, I've only really done basic back-end web development and the problems at projecteuler.net

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Microsoft is hosting Build, and they're talking about a whole bunch of stuff including their public AI APIs, and whats next for windows, including linux? If nothing, they do seem to be trying to bring you botnet in new and exciting ways.


www.microsoft.com/cognitive-services/ (you need an account for this of course

heres the keynote

Also buy Microsoft stock :^)
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Well, the person I was replying to made it seem like it would be quite soon. What's next won't be death, it'll be gradual degredation of quality due to knowing that their brand is so big that they can essentially do whatever the fuck and get away with it, then having people realize they're getting played for chumps, then finally, death.


That person meant that, on the global scale of things, this is the next big one.


Remember that twitter bot that got shut down some time ago, because of the nazi spamming? They now made the core behind that AI open source, Microsoft really is making efforts to push this open source movement.




MyCroft isn't a Microsoft product. Tay didn't use the MyCroft AI, as they had entirely different purposes. The MyCroft AI, from what I was reading, is for the MyCroft household product (mostly), and not intended for a chatbot AI. (If I'm wrong, correct me)

It seems that Tay was based on something similar to Xiaoice, another Microsoft project.

Of course, it could theoretically be possible to actually turn the MyCroft core into a chatbot. Since it is extensible, and open source, I could see someone using the current software (with the inflection parser, especially), to make a chatbot. However, this probably wouldn't be a text-to-text chatbot, but a voice-driven chatbot. It'd be very interesting if someone does actually create this, and I'd be very willing to try it out.


/t/, what is your prefered form of communication virtually?

I like IRC. Mainly because users can host their own servers, how easy it is to make bots, there is no cancerous voice chat and how there are no logs (undless a user logs the chat himself).


Well technically there are logs on the servers also, as they spit the information from one to the other. Some networks log certain channels, and many, many channels have a bot in them that logs everything to make the tools useful, or even to generate a "Stats Page" that shows you interesting things, like what the most used cuss word is, who is the most talkative, when the channel is most active. All that requires logging.

I am a big fan of newsgroups. Some of the oldest and most anonymous form of online communication there is. There are topics for every type of interest, and the people that know how to use them tend to be intellectual enough to engage in real conversations.

Yeah, there are trolls, and people with differing opinions (and sometimes they are idiots) but it seems to keep the blatant ignorance to a minimum.


are newsgroups plagued by spammers everywhere? that was my impression when i tried it, and found no way to filter those nor any report system.


I have a high quality server which I'm not currently using for anything. What should I host on it?


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This will sound cliche, but game servers are always appreciated. Especially if it's something that's multiplatform.

There is a handful of software you can run that is media storage accessible through the internet. Like an old-school youtube, or images. Etc.

You could use it as a VPN or a Tor relay. This mosty ideal if you are the type that want to be a part of the revolution, and wake up screaming DAMN THE MAN!

Turn it into a social media site for you and your close friends. Oxwall for full featured, Pump.io for a twitter like experience, or Libertree for a blend of the two. Personally I prefer Libertree, but the others are more polished. Oh, and don't forget Diaspora.

Learn to program with it. Servers are great since as soon as you publish your work you can have it available to everyone.

Use it as a seed box. You can setup a seed box to download and seed the latest uploads from users you follow, scenes you like, or everything. You can also set them to keep your ratio above a certain number, this way you don't lose your access. This is great if you watch weekly television and don't want to pay for Netflix or Hulu. This is also a good solution if you are the type that cares about your internet points (ratio in this case).


Agree hosting a game server (or more than one) could be cool.
Also, what's Internet Rato? It must be some murican thing because a thing like that doesn't exist over here


/t/, what is the best antivrus and why?
I'm currently using AVG, looking to move because it installs toolbars, changes default search engine etc.
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Something's fishy about that file size. You stuff Avira inside that image?



No, I grabbed it from their press site here - https://www.avira.com/en/press-press-material


I've heard great things about EMT. It's free, and all it does is kill code that doesn't behave. It doesn't make any differentiation between good and bad, only functioning and malfunctioning. Honestly it seems like a really good and neat tool.
Malwarebytes has a free version, but it doesn't offer updates or live protection. Honestly it's best to just run redownload and run the free version about once a week. It's free and works pretty well.


>Avira offers their free anti-virus, and respects the user experience.
>respects the user experience
Not anymore. The "in-process messaging application" or whatever that garbage is called is very annoying and now they started to silently install their retarded launcher, full of social cancer.


install gentoo


We've all heard about cyberpunk and cypherpunk, but here's something new:

Newspaper articles, BBS (like this one), IRC, ASCII art, program source code, books, viewing HTML source, math, etc.

A textpunk doesn't sit there waiting for information to be slowly fed to him, textpunk is thirsty for knowledge and 100% focused - they read old school hacker textfiles.

Look at how text has shaped humanity: The birth of writing systems was correlated with some of fastest advances of science and technology in early human history. Mass production of the Bible took power away from a few select monks and democratized paving the way for people to start thinking for themselves.

Programming is text and it's the closest thing there is in the world to true wizardy and spell casting.

Today textpunks build up digital libraries of books and stick it to the copyright cartel. Aaron Swartz and so many anonymous sources that tirelessly scan and collect books.

Textpunks are the people in tune with modern digital society of ultrafast cost-free transmission of text, they're the ones rethinking, revolutionizing, publishing and mixing it with open rights and making works available online.
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nothing, since the internet will be commercialized to the point where you will only be able to access that which they let you access.

We will be accustomed to discovering the truth online, and then they will mold that truth by editing the content before it is served to you. Since we have depended on the internet for truth, anything from it will be taken at face value, and the lies will be able to spread more intensely, with less resistance.

See: Google News or Yahoo News.

All of our creativity, our manifestos, and our research will be abolished, filtered to strictly the content, and then if it passes the test for usability, it will be presented with a narrative to push the agenda. Your work will be compressed to nothing but another tool for the propaganda.

Welcome to the future, welcome to now.


We'll still have Tor, so we will still have a safe haven where we can speak our mind.

>inb4 torproject.org has been blocked on [insert browser here] due to malicious content


just using encryption will be illegal in the USA come december, so wait until they start knocking on doors for just that.


The last time the government tried to ban encryption, they got fucked. I doubt it'll happen, if it does, then the country is legitimately fucked.


Banning would be impossible using it without a government issued licence maybe though?


what is /t/'s opinion on blur?


Are they the ones that sang 'Buddy Holly'?


Blur = God


I love Damon Albarn's voice, even more now that it's gone deeper

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