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  Updueating Arch
Posted by: guest01 - 7 hours ago - Forum: Tech Support and Brainlet Questions - Replies (4)

Luke frequently talks about how he went a year or so without Internet in his home. I realize he probably updated his laptop at university and other wifi areas, but how would one handle performing an upgrade if you went several weeks without doing so?

Just curious is all. If anyone has any links on the subject, I'd be interested to read them.

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  kernel 4.17.2 battery life ?
Posted by: namenlos - Yesterday, 12:32 PM - Forum: Technology General - No Replies

wondered if anybody has actually seen battery life improvements

have read positive things and testing it out today

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  Communicating with friends suckless method- Telegram/WhatsApp
Posted by: rirarapi - Yesterday, 11:32 AM - Forum: Technology General - Replies (3)

Hello, I'm looking for a suckless way to communicate with my friends via GNU SLASH linux.

I tried to install Telegram-cli-git from the arch repositories but it didn't work.

Are there other ways to do this? Email? Thinking

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Bug Minimal is not necessarily better
Posted by: hans - Yesterday, 09:57 AM - Forum: Tech Support and Brainlet Questions - Replies (6)

I got shitty laptop, but I need to work with 1000-something pages long PDF document. I try zathura and mupdf - it doesn't load at all or becomes laggy. I open it with Okular and it works fine. Just saying.

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Posted by: Rusty Shackleford - Yesterday, 03:57 AM - Forum: Self-Development - Replies (9)

Long story short, on a five chad scale,
 Brainlet Screeching Rubbing  : vegan; vegetarian; whole foods plant-based; low fat; 80-10-10; fruitarian
  Mutt  Rubbing  : SAD standard American diet     
Virgin Rubbing : 'balanced' diet that follows nutritional guidelines from dietetic associations
Chad       : keto diet that still includes processed foods; no other rules; just maintains ketosis
Chad x 3 : paleo; no modern processed foods; no GMO
Chad x 5 : raw primal; eats nothing from a supermarket; no plants; meat, eggs, and dairy from farms/ranches, his own homestead, reputable butchers, or procured from nature; no cooking; no addrd salt; plenty of organ meats; large amounts of animal fat

Back in the day, in the long long ago, when we shitposted on Luke's original forum, someone posted sv3rige on the interesting youtuber thread.  I was looking into nutrition at the time and his diet caught me off guard.  It seemed radical, but also intrigued me.  After looking into his referenced materials, I couldn't find anything to argue with.  On the other hand, I found a lot of bullshit in the arguments made from the vegan/vegetarian/plant-based camp: lots of imprecise research and confounding variables as well as emotional manipulation.  I went raw primal a few months ago and now I swear by it.
The main philosophy is to only eat foods we are naturally adapted to eat.  It isn't some temporary diet for weight loss either.  It's about achieving and maintaining optimal health.  This involves avoiding foods adulterated by any sort of modern processing methods: mainly all GMO foods, animal products from factory farms/CAFO operations, chemical additives, preservatives, homogenization and pasteurization.  Furthermore, the vast majority of produce should be avoided as they are the products of agricultural breeding, and would not be viable in nature.  We are not well adapted to eating plants anyway, and they contain chemical defenses that disrupt our digestion.
Eating raw meat may sound controversial, but I can say from experience that it is not only safe, but ideal.  Cooking denatures enzymes/nutrients, vaporizes water, melts off nutritional fats, and can cause formation of harmful things like heterocyclic amines.  Pathogens in the meat should not be a concern unless the animal was raised improperly, such as in factory farming, or the meat was handled improperly after slaughter.  You should be picky about where you get your animal products.
Yes, it is time-consuming and more expensive, but the risks involved with eating conventional foods from the food industry are worse.  Some will say this is a meme diet, but to that I would say that all the things considered normal to eat these days have been memed into acceptance by the likes of General Mills, Kelloggs, Coca-cola, Monsanto, Tyson, Nestle, etc.  Meanwhile, traditional foods are becoming harder to find as rates of chronic disease rise.  It comes down to how much of a pussy picky eater you are or how much you are addicted to modern processed foods and unwilling to eat for health over taste.
Maybe I'll add to this later, but this should be enough to start up a discussion.

High fat, low carb advocate Tim Noakes: "My argument is that we are forcing [people] to eat a diet, which has evolved over the past 100 years, and which is incompatible with our evolutionary history and what we are designed to eat"
His trial in South Africa is almost a like a masterclass in how regulatory bodies, academics, industry, and the public interact in regards to nutrition policy

Ron Rosedale: "Your health and likely your lifespan will be determined by the proportion of fat versus sugar you burn over a lifetime"

Raw dairyman Mark McAfee: "Modern industrial foods are designed to maximize shelf life.  Your gut is not a shelf"
Raw milk and other raw dairy products are not like industrially produced dairy and should not be considered the same

ex-vegan Denise Minger: "Corelation is not causation" "Eat nose to tail"
Organ meats and connective tissues are rich in nutrients and should be included in diet

Raw primal pioneer and nutritionist Aajonus Vonderplanitz

Mental health clinician and farmer Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride: "Wash your hair with egg yolks" "Vegetable oils are poison"
GAPS talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkbjJbf4WqE
Healthy fats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OQT1SHf9w

George Diggs on antinutrients

Quality youtubers: sv3rige, milkjars twinbro, frank tufano

Books: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, The Cholesterol Myth

Useful links:

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  i use linux mint
Posted by: namenlos - Yesterday, 01:16 AM - Forum: Technology General - Replies (11)

Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

i have a separate computer that i'm fucking around with arch on but i've always been at home on good ol ubuntu based mint I don't really get why people seem to think you can't remove or customize things just as much (its fucking linux after all)

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  Bash: Different cursors for vi-modes
Posted by: jaden_smith - 06-18-2018, 10:18 PM - Forum: Technology General - No Replies

Just signed up here and thought I'd say hello by sharing some bash-feature that I've been longing for for a while, but which I didn't think existed until I just found out it actually does exist.

Title pretty much sums it up.
Different cursors for vi-insert and vi-command in the commandline so you don't forget which mode you are in.
Just copy the lines into your .inputrc.


For me, this slightly messed with my cursor in vim, but I fixed that by adding to my .vimrc some lines that I found here:


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  Exporting a suckless sent presentation
Posted by: Luke - 06-18-2018, 05:36 PM - Forum: Tech Support and Brainlet Questions - Replies (4)

As you may know, I'm a big fan of suckless sent (https://tools.suckless.org/sent/) nowadays and use it a great deal. I'm planning on using it in lieu of "video editing" in the future.

One thing that sent doesn't have is the ability to output your presentation to a file that a normie could read. On the page linked above it suggests:

  • No export function. If you really need one, just use a shell script with xdotooland your favorite screenshot application.

which of course strikes me as very silly that this program can't output something to stout that pandoc or something could read.

Either way, has anyone either (1) actually written a script that cycles through the pages and takes screenshots as suckless suggests or (2) written some other system to output a proper presentation file?

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  Name three overrated things
Posted by: hans - 06-18-2018, 01:18 PM - Forum: General Conversation - Replies (25)

Name top three things which are obsessed about today, but in your opinion, are not worth attention drawn to them or should be perceived from totally different angle. It could be anything.

1. Smartphones
2. Vaccines
3. Sex

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Question mpd, mpc and ncmpcppcppcppcppcppcpp
Posted by: whytho - 06-18-2018, 09:36 AM - Forum: Tech Support and Brainlet Questions - Replies (9)

So I am trying to setup mpd with ncmpcpp but I'm running into some issues.

When I issue the 

mpc update

command it returns "mpd error: No database".
In ~/.mpd there is a mpd.db file so I'm not sure what's up with it.
Here's both configs for mpd and ncmpcpp:
bind_to_address ""
music_directory "/home/user/Music"
playlist_directory "/home/user/.mpd/playlists"
db_file "/home/user/.mpd/mpd.db"
log_file "/home/user/.mpd/mpd.log"
pid_file "/home/user/.mpd/mpd.pid"
state_file "/home/user/.mpd/mpdstate"
auto_update "yes"

audio_output {
   type "alsa"
    name "HDA-Intel"
   mixer-type "software"

mpd_music_dir = "/home/user/Music"
ncmpcpp_directory = "/home/user/.ncmpcpp"
mpd_host = ""
mpd_port = "6600"
mpd_connection_timeout = "5"
mpd_crossfade_time = "5"

Also the mpd service is running.

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