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I can't imagine all the shit it's picked up from 4chan's /b/.

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Back to the 80s/early 90s where the only people using computers were the ones that actually knew how to use computers? Hell yes, take me back.

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Ok...someone do this but in an Atari 2600 theme. I wanna see what loot boxes and modern gaming shit would look in 160x192 128 color resolution.

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You need the live background noise to produce an inverted sound wave which will cancel it out. You don't have that in a piece of data or software.

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Try the GitHub Copilot plugin if your IDE supports it. It can do things regular ChatGPT can't, like be able to see your entire codebase and come up with suggestions that actually make sense and use all your own libraries.

Do not, however, use it to create complete programs from scratch. It doesn't work out that way. It's just an autocorrect on steroids.

Using just the straight web based version of ChatGPT sucks because it has no background context as to what you're trying to do.

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At some point I think some devs might be refactoring a switch-case into an if-else and calling it an "update" to troll downstreams.

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Full market saturation. They're washing machines now. We shouldn't be caring so hard about them anymore. We're pretty much at the peak of mobile telephony the way we know it. Let's come up with something totally new and focus on other tech. It's like still being excited over mass-distributed electricity 40 years after its rollout.

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You're welcome, how's the free cable too by the way?

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Apple IIgs was alright. That thing and Oregon Trail is embedded into the culture of every American 80s/90s kid. Jobs: era I was a lot different than Jobs: era II.

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Me, the mystery dude in the game server who doesn't have a mic, doesn't use any voice features, never text chats, but always shows up and plays.

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No we obviously need more cheap plastics that will dry rot in your shed and shitty rubber grips that will turn to sticky goo in five years, as well as lowest bidder designed control circuitry with a dozen corners cut.

I get what you mean, modern power tools feel like Fisher Price toys. They're disposable.

What happened to the giant metal vacuum cleaners that doubled as a blunt-force weapons?

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Wat? I can't hear you over the eeeeeeeEEEEEEEEeeEeeeEeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEUUMMbumbumbumbumbumbumbumbumeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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So your results are biased, because you're not going to see the decent programmers who are just using it to take mundane tasks off their back (like generating boilerplate functions) while staying in control of the logic. You're only ever going to catch the noobs trying to cheat without fully understanding what it is they're doing.

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GitHub Copilot introduced a new keyword a little while ago, "@workspace", where it can see everything in your project. The code it generates uses all your own functions and variables in your libraries and it figures out how to use them correctly.

There was one time where I totally went "WTF", because it spat out Python. In a C++ project. But those kind of hallucinations are getting more and more rare. The more code you write, the better it gets. It really does become sort of like a "Copilot", sitting there coding alongside you. The mistake people make is assuming it's going to come up with ideas and algorithms for them without spending any mental energy at all.

I'm not trying to shill. I'm not a programmer by trade. Just a hobbyist who started on QBasic in the ancient times. But I've been trying to learn it off and on for the past 30 years, and I've never learned so much and had so much fun as in the last 1.5 with AI help. I can just think of stuff to do, and shit will just flow out now.

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This is it. That is the man's legacy now. His tombstone will read "brainworm guy".

Not sure what he thought he had to gain by divulging that info.

BTW guys sorry I was off the Fediverse for a while, had to go get some polyps removed...big'uns too, size of a golf ball. /s

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If every time an OS had to delete something it had to fill the space with zeros or garbage data multiple times just to make extra sure it's gone, we'd all be trashing our flash chips very fast, and performance would be heavily degraded. There really isn't a way around this.

The solution to keep private files private is to put them into an encrypted container of some sort where you control the keys.

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So let's stop calling it "deleted" then, and call it what it is. "Forgetting".

I'm not sure what you actually want the OS to do about it other than as I said, fill it with random data.

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That would apply in my "encrypted container of some sort" solution, yes.

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Literally just learned about it now. After 42 years of ignorance.

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Wonder what the reason was for so much being in raw assembly when C existed. A basic library/API would be one of the first things I'd tackle in an OS. Move on to a higher level as soon as you're able.

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That'd make it highly file system dependent with no way of updating the firmware. All these drives stopped working after the FAT32->ExFAT switch.

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What makes you think there’s no way of updating the firmware?

I don't know, but the amount of USB drives I've seen with a readily identifiable serial or jtag port and API documentation is exactly zero. 😉

I think most of them were one-and-done, as in, code/hardware was designed once, and never iterated on again, at least not for devices already in the field.

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Sorry. Wife's Christmas present. She wanted to surprise me. Gotta make do.

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I say it like "pwn". As in, if I'm sitting here chown-ing your shit, you're pretty much pwned.

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What the hell did they do, take a shit on his frosted flakes?

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