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Lenovo shilling gets my seal of approval. Lenovo is not IBM, but the thinkpad machines are still pretty good and can last 5 years. My current T14 is solid and my crappy old e460 (~2016) still works. The worst thing that has ever happened was breaking a keyboard key and the clips securing it in place snapped, so it couldn't be pushed back in place. Bought a whole new keyboard from aliexpress for $30 and installed it myself without issue.
However, like most other laptop manufacturers, they seem to be soldering ssd/ram and making new machines harder to upgrade and work on. So before you dive in and spend $2k on something like >>77, check the PSREF service manuals https://psref.lenovo.com/ especially if you want a long term workhorse.
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>Lenovo is not IBM
You can say that again. Since the 4/5xx series they aren't built as tough. Older machines are like tanks. They are too outdated to have hardware like 16GB ram and 6GB GPU though.
RGB kiddie gamer laptops are actually good value for the hardware, get one of those unless you need to look professional in an office environment. Dell doesn't offer that level of GPU in the modern XPS 15 so you have to go for the "alienware".
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You mean x4x not 4xx. At least that's how it is until after the x9x when they adopted a simpler name scheme with just "generation x" added to the end.
This has become /tpg/ instead of qtddtot =)
lenovo more like LOLNOvo, don't buy shit from them unless it's the old thinkpads that can be librebooted, all of the new stuff is absolute trash

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Cheeky cunt.
Does Tom own /tech/ or is it some anon?

What is a nice theme to use for this board? I'm tired of the default themes.
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>Does Tom own /tech/ or is it some anon?
I'm not sure.
>What is a nice theme to use for this board? I'm tired of the default themes.
tom owns /tech/ but if you wanna make it active ill transfer the board.

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the desktop thread
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I like the second one more.
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excuse me, a winfag coming through...

story: i had much more fun using windows than linux. i get to play my old childhood games, be productive, and overall enjoy my time.
though i'm not going to lie, linux is more solid and versatile.
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>that taskbar
going full mactard
why are you tripfagging
>multiples of every type of program (gimp, paint.net and photoshop, blender, maya and 3ds max, utorrent and qbittorrent)
>desktop as a home folder
This should be a felony

Curiously, there is no windows flag (or macOS for that matter). Only some linux and BSDs
No children in the wallpaper, nice.
One of those windows running pipes or cmatrix would be a cool gimmick to have going 24/7. But when I ran i3, I didn't see an obvious way to keep a window stickied in the background. So my desktop ended up quite boring.

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1. newsboat (cli): an rss/atom feed reader. (looking for a good alternative.)

2. transmission-daemon (cli): a bittorrent client for all your torrent management needs. along with transmission-remote, i recommend using its web-interface at localhost:9091.

3. nnn (cli): a very fast file manager. i haven't tried vifm, but it also seems like a good alternative, if you are willing to invest some time in getting familiar with the keybindings and doing a little bit of configuration.

4. links (cli, gui): an excellent web-browser with enough features. (there're good alternatives like w3m, elinks, lynx that i haven't tried yet.) (note that you can use it with transmission-cli to add torrents from sites like 1337x.to without the annoying popups and ads.)

5. youtube-dl (cli): a small software to download videos from a variety of streaming sites. you can use it in combination with mpv to stream videos with a minimum cpu usage.

6. gallery-dl (cli): a small software to download photos from a variety of sites. i think ripme is a good alternative. 

7. imv (cli): probably the best image viewer out there. a good alternative is feh.

8. tmux (cli): a terminal multiplexer. has a lot of features like tmux-resurrection that allows you to restore sessions (and programs) the way they were left even after shutting down your machine.

9. htop (cli): a good system monitor written in lua. better alternative than top.

10. misc: wget, curl, aria2, fzf, ueberzug, blender, gimp, inkscape, krita, vivaldi, firefox, freecad, qbittorrent, xclip, scrot, xbanish, unclutter, termite, st, xterm, instaloader, tuir, tiktok-scraper, blackbox, dwm, dmenu, surf, qutebrowser, xdman, 
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>better alternative than top
please explain why, because nice fancy colors dont count that much as as improvement to me

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bring back grove or fuck off

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the best operating systems. everything else is trash.
I like slackware and wish I could use it more often, but Microsoft Teams only runs on Debian-based distributions so I have to stick with that for now. Funny how computer science programs make you use retarded software.
void's been shit ever since the coup. dependency creep all over the dang place.

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looking books that talks about making system like this specifically
or something liek sega arcade stuffs (power drift, space harrier, air rescue, aqua jack so on etc) especially the physics model and how stuff sticks and not fall thru the floors despite the gaps between things and maybe lack of polygon meshes?

perhaps the behind the scene/making of logic…
hopefully includes several model/solutions of troubleshooting the same thing of why and whynots

Thank you!
what a funny face
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Here's a good start
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>>55 sorry im past that, i guess your english isnt good enough for me

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greetings fatchan nice to meet you
refugee from friendster i hope you accept me and my very intelligent tech question gracias denada

so to start, how do i be great coder.
and have money and lots of
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Getting good takes effort. If you have money you should pay Indians to do the work for you instead.
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>>48 how would i know it's a goodjob well done anyway?
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no pink or red in the middle
good thread
>>46 (OP) 
>how do i be great coder.
Learn a programming language

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hello can pass me the pirate version of red hat

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