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For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?


>Why software minimalism?

- Fewer bugs
- Better performance
- Lower memory footprint
- Better maintainability
- Higher scalability
- Longer software lifetime
- Smaller attack surface

>List of minimal OSes and distros

>Obscure minimal
Plan 9, FreeDOS, Minix3, Genode
>Meme minimal
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i want a gnu gf


fedora is bloat


My current setup is relatively/partly minimalist.

I use Openbox on Debian with configured tiling window manager hot keys. Having used Windows for most of my life and never having used pure tiling window managers it feels like I have the best of both worlds with it. I use LXQt as desktop environment, and the bundled programs for most other things (archiver, image viewer, screensaver, etc.), Firefox as browser, MPV for audio/video, Emacs as text editor because I want to learn to use it, even if it is probably the opposite of minimalist.

Readers. I considered using Zathura for everything, but found out that it doesn't support EPUBs on Debian (the plugin for that is not available in the repositories). It has a plugin for .cb(z) files (for e.g. manga) but it doesn't work that well and lacks functionality compared to MComix that I currently use. Today I installed FBReader initially for fb2 files, but I found out it supports other formats like EPUB, for which I previously used Okular (a pretty large program compared to other readers, >100MB with its dependencies) that I could then delete. And now I have three readers:
Zathura: PDFs
FBReader: FB2, EPUB
MComix: cbz

This setup is what I kinda arrived at naturally after I started using Linux, and got used to. I don't think it's particularly good or bad, but it's what I have now.


is there a small OS that implements a GUI of its own? im thinking of a haiku without the compatibility bloat, using only its own things


plan9, though it's quite minimal

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I want to read more comics/mangas where the main characters are outcasts/neets/autists with no social skills, which ones do you know?


Hellboy? He's not so much awkward as he is stoic and accepting of how he'll never fit in and find real love. not in the movies though


welcome to the nhk
steins gate (anime or vn better)
re zero
Hyouryuu Net Cafe (the mc is a normalfag but there are otaku loser characters in it)
Koroshiya (honestly a 10/10 mc is a bullied virgin who becomes a killing machine)
Ressentiment (mc is basically a wizard, he's never had a gf but basically wastes all his money on fucking prostitutes but ends up getting a vr waifu)
Ajin (mc is a typical loser who is only good at studying)
Dead Tube (mc is a loser virgin doesn't really care about that since he's a gore fetishist)
Holyland (hikkimori mc)
Mushoku tensei (mc is a virgin neet who gets reincarnated and is an actually good isekai)
Honestly most manga have pretty loserish main characters, you just have to look for seinen ones


Strongest Man Kurosawa
Onani Master Kurosawa, although the ending is a very normalfag
March Comes in Like a Lion
Koi Kaze (be warned it's about a brother-sister relationship with a large age gap but I found the protagonist very relatable)
Berserk to a large extent

also seconding recommendations for NHK and Ressentiment if you haven't read them, you need to.


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subject says it all. i want to make money doing something i love instead of being a wagecuck (don't we all?), but i have no idea how to monetize my art or my skills. some people might say "don't do it for the money" but i'd really want to get paid to do something actually worthwhile.
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How are you going to sell them? It's all marketing and very little writing. If you try to self-promote they'll call it "spam" unless you buy some big jew corporation to "advertise" for you (they just steal your money)



It was a way in the past. Now there's 100 coins that'll never go anywhere for every coin that will multiply by 10.


i just laid out a hypothetical scenario where im completely fine with every book selling only a single time each month. that is really bad and slow for the record, stuff sells itself at that low rate with no effort on your part


What platform do you use to sell your books? I'm beginning to think writing is the only way I'll earn a pittance without being miserable


If you need an obscure fetish that isn’t too obscene try “balloons”. Especially balloons and MLP together.
Like sentient balloons having weight loaded on them almost to the point of popping, such things.
Real fucking wierd offshoot on “fearplay” but I’ve seen dogshit artists get commissions on it.

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Post your desktop
I want to see what wizards desktops look like and what they use as a daily driver.

I use Debian GNU/Linux with a full suckless setup
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it burns us, precious


If the threads is old and has a lot of replies, you can't delete it, even if you want to.


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I've been ricing my KDE to look somewhat similar to CDE using
>NSCDE icons


kde is eh

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After Reading Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods, I wonder if it’s possible the existence of an ancient and lost civilization like those books described. I know a couple of books who give more evidence of that. 2 books written by the Spanish investigator Javier Sierra, called: En busca de la edad de oro and La Ruta Prohibida, if you want to read them. But, the only book I know who gives a serious proof of that is Hamlet’s Mill. That makes me think if the civilization is cyclical and the event that erase a possible civilization could happen again to us. Just think about it.
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just smoke some dmt


if the effect is to make him believe in ghosts, then that wont. i have smoked "heroic" doses of dmt many times and i am still (somewhat) grounded. i certainly dont believe in religions or muh dank machine elves or what have you.
i realize that is probably an overreaction to your short comment, but i meant it more as a clarification with my own experiences.
tldr i also recommend dmt.


if ghosts or paranormal stuff existed you could bet money that science would have found a way to enslave it and use them as some kind of engine or labor. unless you believe that's what circuit boards and electricity and stuff is.


it's called "collective unconscious"
for example, the myth of the green man, in every country around the world you can find some references to this being.
same for werewolves and other supernatural creatures.

btw, a la verga venezuela, usted ya cojio. no se haga wey.


the scientific method makes this world unexciting and even depressing.

the concept of magic that we all understand is something that "breaks" all the laws of nature, we want all these things to be literally "supernatural" (transgressive)

ghosts, god, love, and all that kind of shit

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Anyone use one of these? Are the newer, bigger ones worth it if I have an old Kindle with a keyboard? Mostly want bigger size.
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I just use a cheap android tablet for reading e-books and the like. Never had any compatibility issues, and I read a lot and have tested many different file formats.

An Android tablet is far more versatile too than these e-reader devices. I think I spent about $200 on mine around 5 years ago and it still works well (they're probably cheaper nowadays). I got so much use out of it that the faux-leather case is literally falling apart from wear.

They're really useful for traveling anywhere too since they're a compact form of near-limitless entertainment, and you can use it for basic computing tasks like email, online shopping, or internet browsing. They can also be comfy for watching TV in bed.

I'll definitely be buying another one once my current one eventually dies. Also, I would look into refurbished devices instead of buying new.


>go tired of windows shopping

Well, I posted in the thread already but what I'd like to ask is:

I'm sick of lurking around wondering, is there a device with e-ink that is not android that has no restrictions and can read cbz (and has text to audio synthesis) of which is the size of a typical manga and costs a bit under or around 100 usd?

They have weird offbrand Chinese ones that show up then immediately get bought, then show up on another seller, unless on ali, so with how much of an unfortunate bum I am I figured I'd just go ahead and ask someone.

About hacking, I figure would hacking brick it? Won't android's, though recommended, try to control you and also have planned obsolescence in their software design, even hardware design?

I've already used calibre to make all books txt so I can read them on any shabby device and even have my pocketgo v1 reading to me (that's a gp2x sort of thing, for emulation of old consoles really but it has text reading capability and text to audio) randomly (sounds bad really but it's a cool device to me anyway and it can show the text of course though it's a bit small for even normal reading I'd figure) but honestly manga I've never had a convenient small device for as tablets look bad when cheap on their sides in portrait mode.

Well, my overall point is that I know nothing about the weird offbrand ones if they often have no actual title but have a familiar hardware design. Do they have stores? They claim to have real e-ink and can read cbz, some claim it, but I just don't know.

The two types I keep staring at are this one and preferably this one as they come up a lot and that second ones seems to claim cbz and the other generally does not claim to be able to do it. I take it they are both bad but still. I assume they are both terrible in some way? These two designs that have no specific title nor name?

Also I don't like the idea of a touch screen.

I'm thinking that the pocketbook might be my best option and lurked enough to see someone claim most can do cbz? I'm reading and pondering ereaders_101, the wiki link, right now. It mentions not cbz in it though is nice to see.
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>this one
>preferably this one
For got to link the sites, but it's whatever, one was >>59237 that image of which claims cbz. I wonder how bad they are?


I'm surprised the PineNote hasn't been brought up yet.



Pretension costs real money, I have a 2$ kindle (idk thrift store prices, even came with a case) and I still read far more books on my phone.
> But ereaders are even better than books.
How do you read like this? For me the serendipity of a bookshelf is something I need for most of kill-time reading.

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I keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.

People will tell you that cooking is easy but I have so little energy that I can't even get myself to follow those cooking recipes that require many steps and different ingredients.

I tried just eating frozen vegetables with salt and butter but they taste bland like that. Tried to improve it with some premade sauces but they all taste terrible.

So anyone got some REALLY easy to make meals?
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The slices are a bit thinner and they add some bulking/thickening stuff like guar/xanthan gum and cellulose fiber (which is basically tree bark and plant leaves) that don’t get digested by humans. It just tastes like less sweet bread to me.


I've been experimenting to what extent nutmeg can substitute sugar and sweeteners. If you get natural (no sugar in the ingredients label) peanut butter, it goes alright with a little bit of nutmeg powder.


Same where I live. Outside of the generic paprika and stuff you're paying out the asshole.

Mexican food is completely unaffordable here in New Zealand. All the salsas and tortilas are egregiously expensive it costs like $30 NZ to buy all the ingredients for one meal from scratch.


Though doctors like to prescribe drugs. A lot of times depression is caused by a nutrient deficiency.

I cook a lot of stews. Try not to use to much meat, but lots of veggies. It's cheap and helps to heal the body.

I also buy bone broth, this helps to heal your digestive tract. This means that you absorb more of the nutrients you ingest(this is a bit expensive)

Also recommend daily cod liver oil. Deficiency in Vitamin D and Omega 3 can cause depression.

I found once I change my diet to this my depression wasn't as bad, and helped other issues I had.


I find that I pay much less mind to the tedious parts of cooking when drunk. A cursory look at halfchan /ck/ reveals that they're all alcoholics, so this must be a commonly used trick.

>high effort
you literally just rub the potato over a cheese grater and then throw it in a pan you dumb nigger

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Can anyone recommend me some good podcasts or videos that elaborate on the teachings of christ? Preferably from a source that isn't biased in worldly pursuits.
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there's a confluence of historical, political, and spiritual reasons why it remains unchallenged. these reasons are well understood and not particularly interesting, and yes, some people think king james' council was divinely inspired (perhaps illustrating the boorish nature of english spirituality)

the main argument for the kjv is it's translated from extent sources, as nearly all of the surviving manuscripts are in the byzantine lineage. the main problem with this argument is the church fathers and apostles themselves often quote from the septuagint, which doesn't belong to the same tradition. modern english translations attempt to synthesize manuscripts from multiple lineages (which has its own political motives) to reconcile these issues, making everyone mad

remember that you're dealing with scholars who aren't just autistic, but religious, therefore the autism is compounded. they will spend literal decades arguing over whether an additional vowel mark in a manuscript was a copyist error, or if it potentially changes the inflection of the word, when these marks are so faint they may well be coffee stains. on the other hand, these kind of petty debates are extremely comfy if you're a bookish person

some things are untranslatable and can't be rendered into english or greek, like the satyrs and she-demons in isaiah, because the peoples they are directed against as ethnic slurs were probably long extinct by the bronze age, but still existed as bugaboos in the jewish mind


For me it's less that it HAS to be the KJV specifically and more that it has to be a translation that solely relies on the Textus Receptus for the New Testament. God promised that His words would be preserved, and if the Textus Receptus is not the correct manuscript that basically means that every person on the planet had a corrupt Bible for hundreds of years… so I reject newer manuscripts on theological grounds. And when it comes to translations that don't use newer manuscripts like the Critical Text, other than super obscure weird translations there are basically only KJV, NKJV (which has other problems), and Young's Literal Translation which I haven't really researched that much because I'm happy with the KJV.


Reason and Theology
SOCO Films
Pints with Aquinas
How to be Christian
Church Militiant



>basically means that every person on the planet had a corrupt Bible for hundreds of years

The KJV is a protestant bible, so premised on Christianity being corrupted for hundreds of years. Granted Anglicanism is more nuanced than other forms of Protestantism. But there was also a Puritan influence on KJV.

The Greek text it uses was published by Erasmus, and the exact same arguments were used against him that he was disdaining the Latin Vulgate, used by the Church for 1000 years.

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Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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Conanwiz here, I hope some of the Conan readers are still lurking, there are big news around and pretty much nobody is talking about it.

Conan is out of Marvel. It's official. They've decided not to renew the license and his last appearance in a Marvel book is probably going to be around July.


Maybe it's because Marvel doesn't own the character and can't change it to fit its current lineup, maybe the sales weren't good, whatever the case, they're not renewing the license. So this is the end for Conan as a Marvel character yet again. One interesting development of this is the actual license holder for the character, Heroic Signatures, decided to publish their own Conan comic, though details are still pending.

This might be an extremely interesting development since they also hold the IP for pretty much everything Robert E. Howard. If they pull this off right, this is a golden chance to make a Conan comic with the quality and appeal we haven't seen since the classic Savage Sword and that came out in the 70s, so yeah, I think there's some space for big expectations here.


Well shit I should've looked up on yt as well, turns out there's a video about it and it's pretty decent. Here it is. This guy also goes into how shitty Conan's main book was. Nice watch.


I didn't realize there was a thread for this already here in /hob/ (so I posted this in >>>/jp/39067 instead). I've been enjoying the rebooted sonic comics. The metal virus arc was nuts.


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Hey wizzies so while I was looking around for more info about Conan leaving Marvel I came across this series I've never heard about called The Cimmerian. Turns out Conan is already in public domain in Europe and there's a bunch of faithful comic book adaptations of Conan stories being currently published there. It looks interesting, definitely different. You can find them at getcomics as usual. I'll read some sometime soon and let you know what I think.


hey conan wiz, glad to see youre still here, thats all

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anyone into foraging?

1. its free
2. its healthy food
3. youre not giving money to walmart
4. it tastes good
5. makes you happy

pic related - me finding meadow puffball mushrooms
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How the hell is that reliable?

Me and my cousin were on a walk, I saw some berries and he picked one and ate it, talked about how these berries are this and that etc. and after he was was bedridden for days. Turns out it was nearly identical to it's edible kind except it had a slightly different color leaves or some shit like that.

He does foraging as a hobby, and often tells me about the dangers of safe plants looking identical to poisonous ones. So what the fuck.

Do you want all of us to end up like the guy from Into the Wild?


We have those in Illinois. Boletes are pretty safe bets too


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if anyone has bamboo near them, each spring they produce a bunch of shoots. you harvest them with a shovel by digging around the shoot to find its base, it should be growing from a rhizome, cut into it just above that with shovel and twist it out. any bamboo is fine. you want shoots that are sheathed like pic. doesn't matter how big the shoots are, as long as they look like that, different species have different sizes. cyanide content is somewhat proportional to the size of shoot and area that is exposed aboveground. the cyanide can be removed by simply boiling them for 2 hours or until they are no longer bitter. you can change the water if it helps. the outer parts are too tough to eat, but you can either peel them before or after boiling. if boiling them unpeeled, you have to remove the tip and score the whole shoot along its edge to help expose it to water. they are crunchy but also stringy and smell like corn or grass, it's hard to compare it to anything but it tastes great. they are really nutritious to boot

easy brainless food that anyone can harvest and cook


Hey thanks, this is helpful I had once heard that people eat bamboo shoots, will any species work? There are several species where I live, notably one that's quite big, about 3in in diameter and growing up to perhaps 15m or more, could I eat that? Even the shoots should be good for a full meal.


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yeah any species and any size is edible, but some are more palatable than others. bigger stuff needs cooked longer. but they are all fine as long as they arent bitter after cooking

they just need to be shoots tightly packed into a sheath with a zigzag pattern like so

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