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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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OS: emacs
wm: EXWM
web browser: eww
file manager: dired
video/music player: N/A
image viewer: image-mode
text editor: evil
shell: eshell
terminal: ansi-term


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>video/music player: N/A
(defun mpv ()
  (cl-flet ((play (this)
              (message (format "mpv %s" this))
              (start-process-shell-command "mpv" nil (format "mpv %s" this))))
    (let ((url (thing-at-point 'url))
          (file (thing-at-point 'filename)))
      (cond (url (play url))
            ((file-exists-p file) (play file))))))


I used this web browser called luakit several years back. It was pretty slick


Fedora Workstation user here, does anyone know a dnf command to remove packages that aren't dependencies of protected packages? My goal is to get to the bare minimum for the Distribution's standards and leave only the essentials for it to work, everything else will be flatpaks.
Currently I have tried this:
sudo dnf remove $(dnf list --installed | sed 1d | cut -d'.' -f1
but dnf complains about dnf, gnome-shell, grub2-efi-ia32, grub2-efi-x64, grub2-pc, grub2-tools-minimal, kernel-core, shim-ia32, shim-x64, sudo, systemd, systemd-udev which are protected packages, being removed, I don't want to have them (and its dependencies) removed.

Did any wizard ever bother writing a spell for this kind of situation?


i want a gnu gf

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I liked the first math thread, but that hit the bump limit so I'm making another one.

Here is a neat tool posted in the previous thread that shows you how to do geometry the way the greeks did.


Here are a series of MIT OCW courses that will help you learn calculus:



Full MIT OCW Mathematics catalog:


Attached is the a Numberphile video about the seven bridges of Königsberg because I dunno what else to attach to this OP.
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Well, it's assumed that Gauss already knew about it since when Bolyai developed it and his father, Gauss's friend, sent a letter to Gauss to explain about his son's discovery and Gauss reply was not kind:
"To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work…coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years."
And that he already knew about it. Gauss was an arrogant person, btw, he didn't even wanted any of his sons to do mathematics because he knew they would never be better than him. Anyway, Lobachevsky is another person who developed non-euclidian geometry(around the same time as Bolyai) and it's believed that Gauss after learning Russian(at an old age), decided to read Lobachevsky's works which he became interested(it's said that he learned Russian to be able to read this very work, but I have read a russian paper that disagree with that and has valid arguments using Gauss's letters and journal).
Now, the interesting part is that by the time they accepted non-Euclidian Geometry, they realized that they have been using non-Euclidian Geometry for a long time in astronomy: Spherical Geometry. Which is why for hyperbolic Geometry we know who developed it: Bolyai and Lobachevsky; for Spherical Geometry, you are not going to find "the man who started it" since it has been developed since Ancient Greek, they just never realized it was non-Euclidean Geometry.


ig it's complicated like everything in life
btw are you this guy >>51927?


Nope, this >>60183 was my first post in this thread.


>The need for calculus arose mainly because physicists wanted to explore the notion of instantaneous rates of change
Not really. Calculus was already studied way before this, the concept of the area under a graph and the tangent to a point in a graph were both studied for many years. It just so happens that it could also be studied for instantaneous rates of change because it turned out that "finding the tangent to a point" and "the average velocity at a time t as t goes to zero" are the same thing.
>Likewise Hilbert spaces (generalizations for euclidean spaces) were developed so that QM could work.
Hilbert Spaces existed way before QM, it makes no sense that "it was developed so that it would work for a field was not even born yet".

It's not that the universe is based from mathematics, it's that using mathematics is the best way to calculate our observations of the world. Many fields of mathematics were(and are) developed without any relation to the real world, until someone almost 2 centuries later found out he could use groups in QM too, for example.

>there isn't much of a point to theorems that aren't useful

This is flawed since you never know when something is useful. Maybe we shouldn't have studied non-Euclidean Geometry since Euclidean Geometry worked quite well and there was no use for non-Euclidean for a long time.


I'm not an historian of mathematics, but I think your statement:
>Calculus was already studied way before this
only applies to integral calculus. As you pointed out, integral calculus (in a primitive form known as "the method of exhaustion") was already been studied by Eudoxus and Archimedes in ancient Greece, way before Newton and Leibniz. But before Newton and Leibniz, the problem of tangents was approached through very different and ad-hoc methods that have very little to do with our present-day notion of derivative. The idea of a difference quotient really is based on the definition of average velocity (the difference in the dependent variable represents distance, and it is divided by the difference in the independent variable that represents time) and as one takes the limit one obtains instantaneous velocity. It's really hard to deny that calculus was influenced by the study of the physical world. It is no coincidence that Newton worked both on calculus and physics.

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All motorcycle discussion goes in this thread. Do you own a motorcycle? Do you want to own one in the future? Tell us your stories.
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Don't lie just to 'diss the lefts' on the Internet. This shit is getting old.




Lean or Counter-lean? Police prefer counter-lean.


For me it's all about how aggressively I am taking the turn.
If I am taking a turn hard and fast then I counter lean to get the bike down low.
If I am going relatively slow I prefer to muscle the bike around by leaning, both because I feel better in control at lower speeds doing so but also because I prefer to keep the bike upright in such situations.
Probably why most sport/super bike racers counter lean and most Enduro riders lean.

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This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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i appreciate your work

sadly i finish maybe 1 book per month since i can only bring myself to read during break time at work. and it's old scifi trash… but in my own way i am also working through a log of things im interested in, authors that have similar ideas, unofficial successors to stories i like, a heaping mess that will probably take the rest of my life at this pace


thanks wizbro


I recommend The Desperate Man by Leon Bloy, Bruges La Morte by Georges Rodenbach, The Fiery Angel by Valery Burysov and Monsieur Phocas by Jean Lorrain


Norwegian Wood.


I'm reading this almost entirely because of your recommendation. I had the three volumes of the Penguin translation but never felt like reading them until this. I'm still on the first volume, just finished the Tale of King Umar and his family. Very interesting. You almost forget it's a frame story since that one was as long as a normal novel. I really liked the story of Aziz + Aziza as well as Princess Dunya.

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This thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries

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Re-watching Succession while the current series is airing. Literally every single character is a cunt in their own unique way, which I find kinda fun. The script feels very "politician speak". The character dialogue is heavily manipulative: "Yea, I think you made a good point, but", "I agree with you, but", "That's a good idea, but" etc.

If you're interested in a family scheming, backstabbing, playing social politics to try and gain power and influence in a global media company, I recommend it.

Just don't expect to actually like any of the characters.


I like the way they talk, full of innuendos and zany comebacks. It has a really cool flow to it that I can't explain. Even something completely banal like "Going home for a shit, shower and a shave".

Compared to something like Billions, another show about rich people, the characters are scheming, manipulative, but a lot less cartoon-ish. They're not epic masterminds or talk casually in "wise" parables and metaphors, they're very flawed, insecure people that regularly backstab each other with no real thought put into it.


Is ETERNALS any good?


It’s insane that that many new shows debut every year, and most of them don’t make it to a season 2.
I couldn’t get past an episode or two of Mythic Quest because it was too detached from what tech work is actually like. Maybe making games is different; I don’t know.
The Great was surprisingly good, but pretty vapid. It’s mostly carried by the acting and set design; if you have a soft spot for historical fiction or period dramas you’ll like it.
IIRC it was developed by the upper classes to show they were superior to normal people.
>cancelled after two seasons
Every time I REALLY like something rather than just finding it watchable, it gets cancelled. The Romanoffs was amazing (don’t start with the first episode if lefty politics bothers you), and it didn’t even get a second season. The last episode would have won awards if they’d added some filler and released it as a movie.

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I've been into maps since I was a kid and would draw war plans with arrow lines striking across the map. And alternate history fantasies etc.

While I'm mostly a verbal learner, it just fascinates me the way maps can convey so much information graphically and visually.

I'm especially fascinated by cartograms, as often what we really care about is not geographic miles but population and economics. And so cartographic maps show a whole different world, often more accurate to the IRL world we live in of what matters.
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This is what I meant about cartograms being a single image conveying a vast amount of data. I especially love how its color coded for GDP per capita.


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1914 vs now


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Not sure if a poetry thread exists. Post good poetry, please. Even stories like the one listed are accepted. This book is about an intemperate man who struggles with emotions.
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The Wound
Thomas Hardy

I climbed to the crest,
And, fog-festooned,
The sun lay west
Like a crimson wound:

Like that wound of mine
Of which none knew,
For I’d given no sign
That it pierced me through.


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They fuck you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn

By fools in old-style hats and coats,

Who half the time were soppy-stern

And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.

It deepens like a coastal shelf.

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Sage because this is a test post. I wrote these poems

The great reset is assimilating people into a hivemind and if we don't kill A.I. then we'll have no mouths anymore and scream forever. For God's sake resist this evil and attack the power grid.


wait are you married??


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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>3.7 billion years ago.
Mankind hasnt been around for longer than about 12000 years. Evolution is a lie.


Hancock, by his own admission, smoked weed 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for 25 years. The man's brain is fried.

Watching him sycophantically lick Rogan's manlet ass on his podcasts is a truly pathetic sight to behold. He has no credibility, a grifter.


Genetically we think that humans have existed from 100k to 200k years so seeing as to how history only goes back to 10k of course we could have had lost civilizations that were advanced. The obvious issue is that materials break down very fast. It's like that one show about after humans die, after just a couple thousand 99.9 percent of our materials we created will be literal dust. Everything but stone tends to get ruined and fast.

Then there's lizards from millions of years ago too. That's also possible.

About cycles though, everyone knows that but some naive patriot normalfaggot. The average middle ages kingdom died in a couple hundred years, humans need a village to make a man, a culture to make them know how to be human, so you go back to 'caveman days' as soon as you kingdom falls if there's not another one around to dictate behavior. They all fall. The only reason ours hasn't yet is because we are headed away from an ice age. Towards one and the societies all fall of which happens every few thousand years. Less food, less people, less geniuses per year born, less technology, more stagnation, more stupidity, more crime, smaller brains, so you can walk around all day putting the proteins into the legs, etc. It's foolhardy to think that you can just be advanced during an ice age when humans as they are barely keep it together in paradise of which they complain about and make ridiculous rules therein for no real reason other than 'our ice age instincts haven't left us yet, let's be careful/conservative and stagnant/conservative'.

>No they like ghosts and to summon them!

>check board
I'm pretty sure I have to call you out on being schizophrenic with this not being a paranormal board. Or is your hobby silly adrenaline rushes via camp fire bullshitery? Because conjecture over lost civilizations and ghosts are not even in the same ballparks much less solar system as far as I'm concerned. That schizophrenic that watches silly college kid made jewtube videos all day pisses me off in short.

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You are welcome. I hope you enjoy this page about the Ica Stones. This and the caves of Tayos are the only evidence of a ancient civilization. Some will say the stones are just a scam made by the people who live nearby. Maybe some of them are fake, but, how is possible that a village full of analphabets could create carved stones that represent continents, organs, stars, and extinct animals?



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Anyone here ever seen a UFO? I saw my first one the other day while walking around the neighborhood. It was pretty surreal, honestly. The sun was setting, and I see up in the sky, up really high, what appears to be a featureless black sphere. It is moving along very slowly. I try to get a photo of it, but I was moving and walking my dog at the same time, so I was having trouble getting it in frame. As I am walking, I go around the corner and my view of it is momentarily blocked by a tree. When I pass the tree, it's literally gone. No sight of it or anything. Slightly unnerving, even though I never felt in any danger.

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Dunno if this belongs on /games/ or not, but lets have a VR thread. Does anyone own a VR headset? I've been looking to get one. I heard the quest 2 is good and also cheap but the faceberg account requirement is super off putting. Anyone have experience here?
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You share my feelings about HLA details and interactivity. I found it really jarring that items such as blankets or soft bags are baked in the environment with no way to interact with them, the game itself follows some arbitrary rules - you can pistol whip boxes and manhacks, but not other enemies? Overall I feel the game would be much more enjoyable if it were my first. Otherwise Vertigo Remastered did the whole Half-Life thing better, while Boneworks did the whole interactivity thing a bit more daring.


I tried a demo of virt-a-mate and it was super duper broken and extremely limited. Basically unplayable, crashed all the time, and nothing of interest to do.

Gave me the impression it wasn't even close to worth my time. Certainly not worth my money.


>facebook account requirement
>to play a videogame
JFC, If this is the future, I do not want to be part of it.


There are dozens of other HMD to choose from.
I personally have the WMR headset.


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He might be the homeless user from lainchan that claimed to have VR and sleeps with one eye open and sold his VR set after first buying it and flaunting his VR status on lainchan. Honestly he could just wear it on one side of his head, but anyway, the real question if indeed that is him is….

What did you spend your money on instead?

I heard about that game on the lainchan thread. It's about a year old so I guess it's being advertised a lot?

I can't even stand to have a fakebook account myself though oculus rift could be the cheapest most worth getting; I'm still mad.

Indeed. The ramification of stem cell research is becoming immortal, those in charge hate that due to religious values. VR is the same sort of ethical issues, they don't want you breaking any laws you want in your virtual world, it gives you power over yourself and takes it away from them. Live forever and don't take laws seriously also, that semtiment goes with how prison would change, the time served there, it'd completely change us psychologically. Either your own imaginary world or living forever, same ball parks, so they interfered with both of them to make sure no laws are broken, no playing god and living forever nor having whatever you wish happen in an imaginary world.

But like the other wizard says, there are other ones, even if they already sent their message through meddling with something that was built by the people (oculus) through literal donations if I recall. That's anarchy!

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Any of you write fanfiction or get into it at all? Any that you've found that you'd like to share?

…as for myself, I tend to be to embarrassed to share any of it, even on forums. It's a closet hobby of mine.
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>I realize this is the fanfiction thread

Which is why you use a the new deluxe cognitive warp drive on your ship. It is able to cover vast distances in a straight line by channeling the imaginative cognitive activity of the pilot. With it running a full steam with a good pilot it would only take a few minutes to cover lightyears of distance.


Correct. It's part of the explanation for Olbers' paradox.


>With it running a full steam with a good pilot it would only take a few minutes to cover lightyears of distance.
But can it hack the Gibson?


Know of too many things called Gibson for that to make any sense to me.


That sounds swell, but one of my techs accidentally refueled the cWarp with fuel that had Nihilistic additives. We'd be lucky to move a few inches within the next 10 or 15 eons.

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