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Posted on 19-10-31, 23:29
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Posted by CaptainJistuce
Vim is antiquated garbage.


* wertigon looks at his emacs setup containing evil, magit and org-mode

... *sigh*

* wertigon feels old and antique
Posted on 19-10-31, 23:50

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Posted by CaptainJistuce
Vim is antiquated garbage.


* wertigon looks at his emacs setup containing evil, magit and org-mode

... *sigh*

* wertigon feels old and antique

The biggest thing I love with newer editors is Language Server Protocol support, or "Intellisense." Nothing saves time like having the API documentation pop right up without having to look it up, or having your compiler parse everything as you go and correct typos. It's even standardized and can be included in basically any editor you want.
Posted on 19-11-01, 04:35
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Posted by CaptainJistuce
Vim is antiquated garbage.


* wertigon looks at his emacs setup containing evil, magit and org-mode

... *sigh*

* wertigon feels old and antique
If it makes you feel better, it was antiquated garbage before you started using it, unless you're much older than I think.

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Posted on 19-11-01, 07:59
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Posted by BearOso

The biggest thing I love with newer editors is Language Server Protocol support, or "Intellisense." Nothing saves time like having the API documentation pop right up without having to look it up, or having your compiler parse everything as you go and correct typos. It's even standardized and can be included in basically any editor you want.


This is very true, and I actually use it frequently in emacs. The thing that keeps pushing me back to emacs are pretty much two things;

* Best vim emulator I've yet to encounter (evil) - it really, truly, actually work just like vim
* The customizability of the tool. Nothing even comes close.

I also didn't get the point of vi for the longest time. All these weird idiotic combos, two editing modes I mean what for??? and GAH why did I press ctrl+s and why did vim suddenly freeze? WHAT GARBAGE IS THIS?????? >_<

Then I saw a video that explained it to me. I was approaching the whole thing with the wrong mindset. vim isn't as much of an editor, as an editing language. And once you make that connection, you start speaking it. dw to delete current word, y2w to copy the next two words, and so on. Combine this with paste buffers and keypress recordings, and repetitive tasks become really easy to perform.

Now, combine the power of that with a fully customizable editor that you can configure every single painstaking detail off, and well... It is tempting, truly tempting. I feel more productive editing text. Not sure if I actually am though, especially since the time spent toying with the emacs config is probably greater than the time you lose by using a less productive method to achieve the same task. And while emacs allows full customizability, it also forces you to customize, for better or worse. Modern emacs is a powerhouse, but only if you're willing to spend the time to make it a powerhouse.

For the record, what I'm looking for in an editor:

* Responsiveness
* Customizability
* Productivity features

Only editor that ticks all three is emacs right now, customizable GUI editors usually aren't responsive or customizable but have awesome productivity features. emacs has more clunky productivity features bolted on as an afterthought, but is extremely responsive and customizable. On a scale of 1-15 Visual Studio / Code is something like an 11 and emacs is a 13 for me.
Posted on 19-11-01, 10:10
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How long until somebody writes a Kakoune emulator for Emacs, I wonder?

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Posted on 19-11-02, 10:26
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Nano master race™

Look, all I need from a text editor is the ability to open files, modify then, save afterwards, and search&replace every now and then. Syntax highlighting is also nice to have. I don't need a full blown operating system or torture chamber environment for such a menial task! I don't even have use for a scripting platform on a text editor, but then that's just me.

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Posted on 19-11-02, 10:55
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Posted by tomman
Nano master race™

You're goddamn right. It's basically all I ever use when I'm on a Linux system. Even when I do have a GUI!
Posted on 19-11-02, 11:05
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>Stupid computer bullcrap we put up with

my earbuds have power line hum when plugged into my laptop. When i moved around in my chair, i get static shocks through the headphone cables, causing earbud popping and sometimes ear electric shocks.

I found that unplugging my laptop's hdmi cable and power line could stop the hum.

The hum intensified when i put my foot near my metal table legs. Moving my foot so it basically touched the table leg stopped the hum. Pulling my foot away caused intense crackling and the hum to return.

I think the metal table railing has a nonzero net charge, creating an electric potential which falls off 1/n as my foot moves away from the table. This voltage is conducted/induced/something along the wire, causing it to crackle.

When my foot is like 1 inch from the table, is the humming because of a capacitative antenna? but i'd need a big capacitor to get resonance at 60hz? idk

I ended up plugging 1 end of a spare USB cable into my laptop, and taping the other end to my leg. It seems to couple my body's voltage with the laptop's "ground", and basically eliminate this issue. It's also a terrible hack.
Posted on 19-11-02, 11:23
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Posted by jimbo1qaz
>Stupid computer bullcrap we put up with

my earbuds have power line hum when plugged into my laptop. When i moved around in my chair, i get static shocks through the headphone cables, causing earbud popping and sometimes ear electric shocks.

I found that unplugging my laptop's hdmi cable and power line could stop the hum.

The hum intensified when i put my foot near my metal table legs. Moving my foot so it basically touched the table leg stopped the hum. Pulling my foot away caused intense crackling and the hum to return.

I think the metal table railing has a nonzero net charge, creating an electric potential which falls off 1/n as my foot moves away from the table. This voltage is conducted/induced/something along the wire, causing it to crackle.

When my foot is like 1 inch from the table, is the humming because of a capacitative antenna? but i'd need a big capacitor to get resonance at 60hz? idk

I ended up plugging 1 end of a spare USB cable into my laptop, and taping the other end to my leg. It seems to couple my body's voltage with the laptop's "ground", and basically eliminate this issue. It's also a terrible hack.
When you touch the table leg, you're grounding yourself.

My GUESS is the hum increasing is the charge TRYING to jump the air gap to ground.
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Does taping the USB cable to the table leg stop the hum?

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Posted on 19-11-02, 15:56
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I would serious start questioning the grounding of your power sockets.
Posted on 19-11-02, 19:23
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Ground loops are never fun, they can be quite hard to diagnose, but sometimes the fixes are surprisingly easy.

Many years ago, when I got my very first laptop with an actual TV-out (the HP nx9010 I still use to read email to this day, but which hasn't been plugged to an actual television of any kind since Fate/Zero ended its original worldwide run on Nico Nico Douga), I got it hooked up to my TV ASAP, to watch videos and play games... only to see rolling bars and hum noise on my TV set. Needless to say, this was very annoying.

Initial experiments revealed that if I unplugged the DSL modem from my laptop (I didn't owned a router/hub back then, despite still having a desktop PC, so I was forced to use both USB+Ethernet ports on my modem), the rolling bars and hum were gone. My WinMe Deceleron briefly did duty as a routerbox (no thanks to Windows ICS!) during its last days of life, providing a clean TV-out experience at the cost of network stability.

A year later, the Deceleron shitbox was dead, but I got my Dell, which seemed to be immune to all this junk... or so I believed, until my now former cable provider (back then called "Intercable" before they decided to provide heavily capped cable Internet access and fixed phone service virtually available nowhere) shot their service quality straight to hell, bringing back annoying rolling bars and hum noise! Unplug the CATV wire from TV = crystal-clear A/V, but no Discovery Channel for you! Plug CATV wire = disturbed image, but you got TV. (Coincidentally, these were the years where touching the CATV wire usually gave mild shocks and sparks when plugging it, a effect that ultimately would prove to be fatal to my hardware, leading to the Great Hardware Loss of 2014 and beyond). The solution here was simple: get an antenna isolator installed between the TV and the CATV wire. Finding a suitable isolator is trivial in normal countries with well-stocked electronic stores or healthy online marketplaces, of which Soviet Venezuela wasn't one of those.

I ended DIYing my own isolators (initially a couple of 75/300-ohm baluns with capacitors, wrapped in a bunch of aluminum foil; eventually a piece of breadboard with said capacitors and MORE foil wrap, which was a PITA to isolate). Sure enough, the PC A/V experience was crystal-clear again, although some TV channels sometimes had mild interferences. Eventually I managed to import a proper antenna isolator dongle which ended this problem for good, but sadly Inter's deep TV fryer CATV service managed to get past that, introduce interferences again, kill every single TV and tuner card in this house, and finding a permanent cure to all of my ground loop woes: no TV, no problem!

tl;dr: Satellite TV is your friend if you plan to use your television for purposes other than watching broadcast TV, plus the quality is worth the initial setup price. Fuck RF inputs and fuck cable TV forever.

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Posted on 19-11-03, 04:16
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Posted by funkyass
I would serious start questioning the grounding of your power sockets.
That's the nice thing about my home. I know exactly how good the ground on my outlets is. It was built in 1951, there isn't even a ground prong. 3-pin adapters by the barrel.

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Posted on 19-11-03, 04:42
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Posted by CaptainJistuce

When you touch the table leg, you're grounding yourself.

the table isn't directly grounded. I think my laptop is.

Posted by CaptainJistuce

My GUESS is the hum increasing is the charge TRYING to jump the air gap to ground.

I'm not great at electromagnetic radiation, only learned electrostatics and magnetism where current doesn't change. Since power line hum is 60Hz and the wavelength is thousands of miles, I can assume that the voltage of the power lines is constant at each instant in time. Can EM radiation be modeled as an electric voltage/field which varies with time and space, causing current to flow along wires in that field?

To my knowledge, charges don't *try* to jump gaps. Instead charges produce electric fields (which push electrons/protons), and where the field is too strong, it'll push the electrons away from the atoms they're bound to, forming a spark.

Charge is an intrinsic property of matter. Voltage is not. If you move a piece of metal around an electric field, its voltage changes (-integral(field ⋅ ds)), even if no current enters or exits the electricity. Also charge rearranges itself within the metal to ensure the entire metal is at a uniform voltage (which explains why moving my foot away from the table leg, my earbud cable tried to keep itself at a uniform voltage, causing current and sparking). I don't know why moving my foot towards the table leg didn't spark.

Posted by CaptainJistuce

Does taping the USB cable to the table leg stop the hum?

I think no.
Posted on 19-11-13, 05:12

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I put up with all kinds of computer crap. For instance, I maintain a Windows 10 Pro for Workstations virtual machine, with Visual Studio 2019 Community installed, for my rare moments of foobar2000 development, so I can run it from my host OS.

Which brings me to my current preferred host OS, or macOS Catalina. I figured I may as well jump on this thing right away, and by right away, I mean I started with the last two developer betas, and updated to stable, and now stay on stable releases. This is an AMD Hackintosh, which means even if I had stayed on Mojave, I would not have 32 bit support unless I used the less stable 3rd party kernel, which I would have to reinstall every single point release.

I also put up with having to subscribe to bloody Apple Arcade to play a few games that I’m really enjoying, like Oceanhorn 2 and Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Oh, and the latter is only going to be part one of two or more, gotta keep subscribing until a future date when they release the rest of the damn game as a “free” DLC.

I’d also love to be giving Apple my money for their damn tv+ service, since I love The Morning Show, but I can only watch it on genuine Apple devices, because of some issue with my Hack. It’s either the cpu or the motherboard chipset, Hack devs haven’t narrowed it down yet.

I can’t believe people put up with this shit.
Posted on 19-11-14, 10:40
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Posted by kode54
This is an AMD Hackintosh


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I can’t believe people put up with this shit.


People in general don't. They just buy Apple products that Just Work(tm). Very few actually bother with hackintoshes, I'd say the number of people doing it is less than 20 000 or something ridiculous like that. (Apple base is over a billion users)

Also, the Just Work is more like Just Doesn't Work, unless your entire hardware lineup is deliciously expensive Apple, but I digress.
Posted on 19-11-17, 02:42

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Maybe I should have been more specific: I can't believe that I put up with this shit. But I do.

I also find it highly unlikely that Apple's base of desktop users is over a billion, but I guess you were also including all their iOS/iPadOS/tvOS device owners, and possibly also all of their network service customers who are on other platforms as well?

After all, they're only controlling less than 10% of the desktop PC marketplace. But I guess the total PC marketplace is still a very small crowd to begin with, with more and more people transitioning or even just starting out as no-PC users, who are content to get all their computing from a tablet and/or a phone.
Posted on 19-11-18, 08:47
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Posted by funkyass
I would serious start questioning the grounding of your power sockets.

Finally got a grounding checker... my outlets are not grounded. I'm in the USA. Is it illegal for someone to rent me a house with ungrounded outlets? What recourse do I have?
Posted on 19-11-18, 09:10
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Posted by jimbo1qaz
Posted by funkyass
I would serious start questioning the grounding of your power sockets.

Finally got a grounding checker... my outlets are not grounded. I'm in the USA. Is it illegal for someone to rent me a house with ungrounded outlets? What recourse do I have?

When was the house built? Grounded outlets have been required since 1962, so if it is younger than that it is not up to code.

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Posted on 19-11-18, 19:38
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Intel is going to purge BIOS updates and drivers for "ancient" hardware from their (admittedly cumbersome) Download Center:
https://it.slashdot.org/story/19/11/18/1646210/intel-to-remove-old-drivers-and-bios-updates-from-its-site

Downloading drivers have always been a pain, particularly if your OEM either sticks to outdated, broken junk (hi VIA mobos!) to flat out refusals to offer driver downloads at all (fuck you very much, Siragon - your AMD laptop GPU drivers have nothing confidential inside, you're just a bunch of dicks). And when your OEM/hardware maker claims that your hardware should be in a landfill, hope you have well archived your set of "latest known good" drivers, because if you lose 'em, forget about getting your retrobox working ever again should you ever need to reformat it!

Yes, been there, not fun, fuck Driver Guide and its endless data mining malware-ridden spinoffs!

Also, fuck those hardware OEMs that refuse to provide reference drivers AT ALL, forcing you to look for updates on shady websites (that's with you, Qualcomm Atheros!)

And a very special "rot in hell, you bastards!" to those that ever tried to sell device drivers, legal or not. Yes, there are people/corporations that charge money for driver downloads (I can think about "universal" scanner drivers and the long-defunct Linuxant winmodem drivers). I don't care if you had to sign those hardware specs NDAs with your newborn's blood, I already paid for my goddamned hardware and completely refuse to spend a single extra cent to get it working with the OS of my choice! (Donating/crowdsourcing FOSS drivers? That's fine for me. Payware drivers? OH HELL NO.)

But hey, keeping the equivalent of a $20 USB stick storage online (or paying $50 to a intern to come up with an archival FTP site) is such a big threat to their bottom line, eh Intel?

Consider this another challenge in the already rocky world of software preservation and retrocomputing.

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Posted on 19-11-18, 21:04
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Realistically, archive.org should have it all.

On another note (although maybe that is for the web developer hate thread?), Bloomberg has gone down the drain.
I go to the website. Immediately, I get the cookie modal. No, not a footer, a bloody modal. Click OK. They then top off with not one, not two, but six (!) captchas. The page then just refreshes. I try again. Eventually, I get told that I've been blocked from the captcha (!!) for "automated queries". The strangest part is that I was just trying to visit their front page. Shouldn't all of that be static anyway?

Rubbish. And they used to be one of the good ones. Et tu? I guess that leaves FT and ZH.

It seems like more and more news websites are going down the shitter in this manner. I hope Sci-Hub rolls in and solves the problem.

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