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"devRant has changed" "I'm so fed up with this site" "Its a bunch of hate and memes, it was so much better before"
devRant is approximately the same as it was when it was just a newborn. Remember the days of semicolon jokes being unironically funny?
Look at the top rants of all time, for fucks sake. #2 ever is:
"A different error message! Finally some progress!"
Posted three years ago. That's the second most upvoted rant in history (Remember, this was a "rant" because the joke/meme category didn't exist back then), it made it's way into the app store screenshots, and was a welcome post.
Now imagine that posted today. It would probably go over okay, in fairness, but it's certainly at risk of any number of pretentious pricks complaining about how this is "devRANT not 4chan" or how they had seen the joke before and it's a shitty repost.
And sure, the repost bullshit is fair. I'm not saying that all the reposts are good content. What I'm saying is devRant has always been full of reposts - they just weren't reposts in the early days. The quality of content is the same.
There's also the common misconception that your posts need to be directly related to tech to post on devRant. This is a myth propagated by 0 IQ heathens that don't read any further than the name of the application. Your posts can be anything that isn't prohibited, like porn, spam, and, importantly, politics (commonly overlooked rule)
"All the memes are just too much". Oh you poor fucking baby, let me pour you a healthy serving of pity juice. First of all, you can turn off the memes category, and while they will still find their way to your feed, the concentration will be much lower and it will once again be bearable for your pitiful, weak little soul. Do you seriously get annoyed that severely by shitty posts that you need to leave the app altogether, or do you just want the attention of being a "cool hipster that hates on xyz"?
"This place is just filled with hate! Why can't you just respect xyz technology, it isn't actually that bad!"
This is probably the most stupid fucking thing you could possibly ejaculate from your fingers into whatever device you are using to type. Welcome to devRant, we hate on shit. That's at our core. No, xyz technology ISN'T actually that bad, you're correct. But we're here to tear it apart because it probably has frustrated us in the past. I fucking hate JS because it was my first language and it confused the shit out of me. JS is a great language. But I still talk shit about it, and that's what we're here to do.
Like seriously, I know a lot of people post stuff they're proud of here, and then they're met with "Would be great if you didn't use xyz tech", and that hurts, but holy shit, this is devRant. If you're sensitive to criticism, or even just straight up being made fun of, don't post shit that you're proud of. You won't have a good time. It's just not what we do here.
Quick interlude before the conclusion, "My girlfriend dumped me after I named a class after her. She felt I treated her like an object." is also on the first page of all-time most popular posts.
In conclusion, devRant has not changed. Reposts have been a nuisance since day 0, and just because reposts look different these days doesn't mean the quality of content has decreased in any manner. The two main sources of your frustration are the volume of low-quality posts (Mind you, not the concentration of them, but the volume of them) and your own prejudices about the platform. You're looking back with rose-tinted glasses.
Here are some tips for a more enjoyable experience:
-Make sure you have the "Hide reposts" setting ENABLED in settings. Any posts marked as repost will be hidden in your feed, pulling down the concentration of low-quality posts.
-Keep to the algo sorting method. Obviously, algo is a bot, and there's still gonna be some shit content in there anyways, but if you're in recent, you are absolutely guaranteed to see low-quality posts. It's unfiltered.
-Keep in mind that what you consider a "quality" post is not what others consider a "quality" post. Just because you don't like memes doesn't mean memes are poor content. There are people here who have never seen the bobby tables comic. And they deserve the same experience we got when discovering dev humor.
-Don't be a prick. And if you cannot help yourself, leave. Ironically, you're making the site worse by complaining about how bad the site is. You can always come back if you aren't a prick anymore. And you can leave permanently if you choose as well.
-Downvote and move on. You're not doing anything but making yourself more aggravated by leaving a shitty comment about how shitty the shitty post is.
-Think critically. Obviously optional, and I know not many people like to use their brain when a phone is suspended between their hands, but if you want a better experience, remember to use your head and not to lose it.23
oh my god they have a cat that looks just like mine
its even chonky just like he is
i want it so bad
(its the orange one)22
Turns out my 4chan image scraper has been running for 6 months without interruptions. I now have 106k pictures and webms of highly questionable content on my harddrive. This is how Oppenheimer must have felt.16
The day I became the 400 pound Chinese hacker 4chan.
I built this front-end solution for a client (but behind a back end login), and we get on the line with some fancy European team who will handle penetration testing for the client as we are nearing dev completion.
They seem... pretty confident in themselves, and pretty disrespectful to the LAMP environment, and make the client worry even though it's behind a login the project is still vulnerable. No idea why the client hired an uppity .NET house to test a LAMP app. I don't even bother asking these questions anymore...
And worse, they insist we allow them to scrape for vulnerabilities BEHIND the server side login. As though a user was already compromised.
So, I know I want to fuck with them. and I sit around and smoke some weed and just let this issue marinate around in my crazy ass brain for a bit. Trying to think of a way I can obfuscate all this localStorage and what it's doing... And then, inspiration strikes.
I know this library for compressing JSON. I only use it when localStorage space gets tight, and this project was only storing a few k to localStorage... so compression was unnecessary, but what the hell. Problem: it would be obvious from exposed source that it was being called.
After a little more thought, I decide to override the addslashes and stripslashes functions and to do the compression/decompression from within those overrides.
I then minify the whole thing and stash it in the minified jquery file.
So, what LOOKS from exposed client side code to be a simple addslashes ends up compressing the JSON before putting it in localStorage. And what LOOKS like a stripslashes decompresses.
Now, the compression does some bit math that frankly is over my head, but the practical result is if you output the data compressed, it looks like mandarin and random characters. As a result, everything that can be seen in dev tools looks like the image.
So we GIVE the penetration team login credentials... they log in and start trying to crack it.
I sit and wait. Grinning as fuck.
Not even an hour goes by and they call an emergency meeting. I can barely contain laughter.
We get my PM and me and then several guys from their team on the line. They share screen and show the dev tools.
"We think you may have been compromised by a Chinese hacker!"
I mute and then die my ass off. Holy shit this is maybe the best thing I've ever done.
My PM, who has seen me use the JSON compression technique before and knows exactly whats up starts telling them about it so they don't freak out. And finally I unmute and manage a, "Guys... I'm standing right here." between gasped laughter.
If only it was more common to use video in these calls because I WISH I could have seen their faces.
Anyway, they calmed their attitude down, we told them how to decompress the localStorage, and then they still didn't find jack shit because i'm a fucking badass and even after we gave them keys to the login and gave them keys to my secret localStorage it only led to AWS Cognito protected async calls.
Anyway, that's the story of how I became a "Chinese hacker" and made a room full of penetration testers look like morons with a (reasonably) simple JS trick.9
Anon thinks about replacing Car ECU with Raspberry Pi 3
>>Other anons think that there is only one ECU and its only used to control critical functions
/g/ is a weird gold mine 😂😂😂2
Sports commenter at AI vs AI deathmatches.
It would probably go like this:
- UltimateGod the Second launches half of the US nuclear missiles to NorthernEurope!
I guess that's it for the poor bugger.
- WankerBot69 tries to delay its doom by channeling old 4chan archives into a devastating ddos attack. UGtS' logic processe go down for a few nanoseconds... Ugh, that's NASTY! It doesn't even have a mother
- Missiles still going up. Looks like UGtS confused the imperial and metric system just like its predecessor.
- WB69 is now has the upper hand. It just used a SMB exploit and is bow encrypting UGtS's storage.
- UGtS is down. We all hope UltimateGod the third will do better. For now, all hail our catevolent overlord WankerBot69.
- See you next time on Bot Armaggedon folks!
you know when you lose something really important to you, and you destroy your whole house looking for it and still cant find it? and you have a massive panic attack and pass out? and you get violent while looking for it? and you are looking for it for a month an a half? and it turns out it was right in front of you the ENTIRE time? well that happened to me. the most interesting element in my collection. part of my most prized possesion. my tube of gallium. i lost it on febuary 19. i found it today. it was under a pillow. a fucking pillow. that was on a bench. that i have sat on multiple times over the past month. that my cat has used as a launch pad to get up on the top counter. it was right in front of me the ENTIRE fucking time. i literally passed out while i was having a massive panic attack the wednesday after i lost it. i was so stressed out i broke out in hives. it was the first time i ever passed out. and my whole house was a fucking mess while i looked for it. my god i am so mad at myself.28
my pet rat died today...
she had a tumor under her left arm and my mom had to take her to the vet to put her to sleep...
her name was Kirby and she was 3 years old.
i miss her already and i cant stop crying..
i wish i had spent more time with her.8
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT THE CAT!!!!!!!! o(≧▽≦)o
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! THANKS GUYS!!!6
i should be cleaning my roim right now but nah. fuck it. my mom might be pissed, but at least my room is a LOT cleaner than it used to be! (the before pic is attatched, the right now one is in comments)78
oh my god im almost at 500 ++'s–
when did that happen, i was gone for like, a week-
anyway, there is glitter everywhere. i dont know how it escaped the container that was hot glued shut. all i know is that it is multiplying. and it probably is producing...POWDERED GLITTER. the one time i had that stuff was when i ws 6...i still have it in my hair. im 13. i am scared and confused, where the fuck did all this glitter come from? the only container in the house is glued shut, and the amount inside hasnt changed. and somehow there is more glitter everywhere than there is in the container. and nobody can possibly have done it because my room has been locked whenever someone is downstairs. i am afraid and confused. save me from this curse11
This will be 4chan-r/greentext-ish in format. Also "me" is not me, PTH, it's referring to a game studio.
>Be game studio
>Create event for weapon design
>Player base submit in a craptonna designs
>Create an internal service for voting
>Service doesn't check for vote except for a login
>MFW one submission has 6-digit votes
>MFW a lotta submission also start gain a lot of votes
>The vote count spiked
>Votebotting is here
>MFW I don't how to filter votes
>MFW I can't block rerouted traffics (VPNs, proxies, etc.)
>MFW the Discord server of the game gets vocal then Reddit.
> be me
> started using greentext on devrant a while ago
> semi successful rants
> people start using greentext too
> be happy
> no one knows I started it
> maybe it wasn't even me
> sit in shower
> try not to cry
> cry a lot
Shit. That's not a rant about coding
> fuck microsoft1
gosh, dont you just love how you get notified every time someone says something or likes something?13
dont you hate when you get a really good idea, and then realize you dont have the skills to do it? i just got an idea for a little program but i barely know anything about code ;-;
i guess ill have to work on my course some more13
my cat just wanted to tell you something, thats all10
ok, securly. lets fucking talk. so, i go to click the link in a google search for the wiki fandom page for a SCIENCE game, and it says "fuck you, nerd, we're gonna block you from an educational game's fandom page. because 'games' ". so, i go click the link for another fandom, and it is a non-educational game, and what do you know? its NOT BLOCKED. so, the Atomas fandom is blocked, but the Antimatter Dimensions fandom isnt. ok, now, lets talk about the stupid fucking safesearch. so, im doing a reasearch paper, and its 50% of my grade. i google every possible phrase i can think of to find good, credible sources for the reasearch. i scan all 43078657 pages of each search. EVERY SINGLE LINK IS EITHER UNRELATED TO MY SEARCH, OR ITS FUCKING BLOCKED. and the images? they have NOTHING to do with my search. i google 'frog images' and it comes up with pictures of fucking LAMPS. i search for cat images, and it gives me fucking BOOKS. securly severely impacts day to day life, and hurts my grades. it makes me want to curl up in a ball and scream. (im not gonna say what else i feel like doing, because im typing this from the stupid chromebook with securly on it.). i cant do anything at all. if i want to mess with a webpage for fun, or to fix microsoft teams coz its broken(like ALWAYS), if i right click, BOOM, 'inspect' is grayed out. they somehow patched every single bypass method. i had two accounts on this thing, so i could log in to important stuff like gmail with my personal account. and one day, right in the middle of me making a draft of a rant using my own account, they disabled it, so i lost everything. and i couldnt get back in, because it was a google service, and you have to have the account added to the computer to be able to use the acct. so i lost all 27 pages of my rant, and i fucking swear, i threw the computer on the ground so damn hard, im still shocked it didnt break. but because securly blocked discord, gmail, quora, and all that useful stuff, my grades have gone from 30% F's to 0% F's. all because i cannot message my friend to get help on an assignment(i dont have a phone), and i cant use quora to tell me how to do something that i NEED for the assignment, otherwise i fail. and the answer isnt anywhere else. now, youtube. securly forces restricted mode. and it makes it even stricter. so now, all that you can watch on youtube is toddler entertainment, shitty math tutorials, cringe ELA vids, and if it so much as says a word that halfway sounds like a bad word, its restricted. you cant do ANYTHING on these things except get severe migraines from trying to resist the temptation to smash the computer with a sledgehammer. change(.)org is also, you guessed it, BLOCKED.12
but eh, at least i can do this
This guy is wrong in so many ways.
"Windows/macOS is the best choice for the average user. Prove me wrong."
There are actually many Gnu/Linux based operating systems that's really easy to install and use. For example Debian/any Debian based OS.
There are avarage users that use a Gnu/Linux based operating system because guess what. They think its better and it is.
Lets do a little comparision shall we.
- - - - - Windows 10 - - Debian
Cost $139 Free
Spyware Yes. No
Freedom Limited. A lot
"[Windows] It's easy to set up, easy to use and has all the software you could possibly want. And it gets the job done. What more do you need? I don't see any reason for the average joe to use it. [Linux]"
Well as I said earlier, there are Gnu/Linux based operating systems thats easy to set up too.
And by "[Windows] has all the software you could possibly want." I guess you mean that you can download all software you could possibly want because having every single piece of software (even the ones you dont need or use) on your computer is extremely space inefficient.
"Linux is far from being mainstream, I doubt it's ever gonna happen, in fact"
Yes, Linux isn't mainstream but by the increasing number of people getting to know about Linux it eventually will be mainstream.
"[Linux is] Unusable for non-developers, non-geeks.
Depends heavily on what Gnu/Linux based operating system youre on. If youre on Ubuntu, no. If youre on Arch, yes. Just dont blame Linux for it.
"Lots of usability problems, lots of elitism, lots of deniers ("works for me", "you just don't use it right", "Just git-pull the -latest branch, recompile, mess with 12 conf files and it should work")"
That depends totally on what you're trying to. As the many in the Linux community is open source contributors, the support around open source software is huge and if you have a problem then you can get a genuine answer from someone.
"Linux is a hobby OS because you literally need to make it your 'hobby' to just to figure out how the damn thing works."
First of all, Linux isnt a OS, its a kernel. Second, no you dont. You dont have to know how it works. If you do, yes it can take a while but you dont have to.
"Linux sucks and will never break into the computer market because Linux still struggles with very basic tasks."
Ever heard of System76? What basic tasks does Linux struggle with? I call bullshit.
"It should be possible to configure pretty much everything via GUI (in the end Windows and macOS allow this) which is still not a case for some situations and operations."
Most things is possible to configure via a GUI and if it isnt, use the terminal. Its not so hard
me: *signs up for devrant thinking its just a plain old rant site*
devrant: what are your coding skills, newcomer
me: i hacked my tabby cat page using inspect and i successfully got it to be a rainbow space casper cat named chicken nugget, does that count?
i am scared of talenti
ive been trying to open this one jar of mango sorbetto, and it wont budge. so i put half a baloon over the lid, then did my best to get an old(clean!) sock over that. i put another balloon half on the bottom, and i try to twist the lid as hard as i can. it didnt even move, so i took off the sock and......the balloon half is gone. i check inside the socke and---its not there. so not only does this talenti jar want to kill me with the crazy things im trying to open it, but it also makes balloons dissapear from your socks. (O_o)
how the hell do i open this thing???? i cant cut it because i stole it from my mom. the hot water trick hasnt worked, and neither has smacking it with a hammer. rubberized stuff didnt work, it just ripped. using tape just ripped the tape. nothing is working. one night my hands started bleeding because of this fucking jar.60
Anyone here actually read any of the books listed in the Gentoomen library? or just glanced the list
(It's like 32 gigs of books...)5
my sleep schedule is more fucked up than my room
i usually fall asleep between 1 and 3 am. i somehow manage to pull all-nighters even though im laying in bed, in the dark, no sound, and STILL somehow dont fall asleep. my mind isnt even out of control. i havent slept for the past 3 days and i am FINALLY feeling tired so im just gonna cut this short and go to bed before i fall asleep on the keyboard, ill continue this later (its 1:40 AM here...quite early)6
can we talk about how well-made Minecraft is? you can tell how much time and effort went into it just from the graphics alone. theses so many features, items, sounds, and biomes that make the game so fun to play and come back to. i cant even fathom how much code must have gone into it just to make the game have its physics and item behaviors and stuff. and the end screen for when you defeat the ender dragon is so powerful, and just 👌👌👌. i 100% think the pocket edition is worth all $7. although you shouldnt have to pay for minecoins to get skins since you already spent 7 bucks on the game itself)))8
me: *hacks tabby cat page using inspect and changes the cat's name to chicken nugget warrior and makes the cat rainbow and floating in space for no reason*
everyone that tried to read this: i had a stroke trying to read this.
isnt it amazing how hypocritical moms are? like, she tells me that im going to have to do things like the dishes by myself when im older, and i will have to do things i dont wanna do. yet she still makes me do the dishes. i all 4 years that ive been doing the kitchen, she hasnt done it even once. the next time she tells me that, im going to try to gather up the strength to say "ill just make my kids do it.". if im chillin and watching tv after dinner, shell be like, "did you buy the ingredients?" no. "did you cook the food?" no. "did you eat the food?" yes. "then u can clean the kitchen". but if i bought the stuff, and i cooked it, she's like "nice job cooking. noow do a nice job on the kitchen." its so aggravating. ill post a part 2 later.16
Recently I started coding a project for my school with two of my friends. The first one is a person which spends most of his time reading 4chan and joking about Pope, you know this kind of person. The second, Michael, is a really good partner for coding, he's just an opposite of Jedrzej, the first one. Jedrzej used to call people 'cancer' and this kind of sh**. Lately Michael said, that he's mother has breast cancer and he left our conversation on Facebook. Later I told Jedrzej, that he has to tell Michael 'sorry', but he wrote something stupid (doesn't matter what) and the situation only went wrong. At least I told them that they have to bury the hatchet and start working. The only problem here is that Michael and I made 99.7% of our project, Jedrzej only updated README and shared his VPS. I'm a full-stack dev, but our project is on laravel and I don't know what kind of sorcery is this framework so Michael does the back-end. My question to all of you who read this rant - what should I do with lazy Jedrzej?7
FINALLY started our chemistry/physics unit in science class today! :D hopefully we get to the math and the more advanced parts and stuff and not just basics! although noone else in my class is as familiar with chemistry as i am, so we're probably starting from the basics(or at least the easy stuff that seems easy since im so good with chemistry XD)3
my 3 most valuable pokemon cards:
Mew EX (RC24/RC25): $29.74
Shining Ho-Oh (promo SM70): $31.57
Gengar EX (114/119): $53.88
i would never, ever sell them though coz my best friend traded them to me. i just thought it was cool.6
i just counted my pokemon cards, and i have 307 of them. im bringing them to school on monday so that i can finish trades with my friend. i have almost a boxful of cards. my friend has two boxes full.
what are you guys' favorite pokemon?
mine is ether mew, wooper, or cosmog.11
I got yet another scammer calling me, this time it's something wrong with my computer LOL calling from Microsoft.
I flat out said this:
OH so you're a scammer right? Because there is nothing wrong with my PC.
I know I was supposed to post the other number on 4chan, but where exactly would I do so? there are so many categories and I'm new to 4chan
The guy hung up immediately!
Here ya go: 05967175950 bastard deserves to go to jail scamming normal PC users out of their information!3
i dont know if this the right place to talk about this, but i cant find anywhere else that this stupid securly thing hasnt blocked. literally everyone in my grade at my school has had a crush, and theyre all talking about it ALL THE TIME. all i hear when i walk past groups of people in the halls is "so who's your crush?" and its so stupid. and a lot of the time i hear these people talking, and it sounds like they have more than a crush. i feel like a total outsider even though none of these people are my friends. never, ever, in all 13yrs of my life, have i had a crush, or more than a crush. never. i dont know what it feels like to be attracted to anyone. i dont think about doing anything with anyone like most people i know do. ive been reading around and googling stuff, and i came across something called 'asexuality'. i read a ton of articles about it, and it fit me so well, that i was actually surprised. i was sure that i was ace. and i was looking at all the different ace identities, and then i got to demisexual. that made me wonder, "what if im too young to know?". now, im pretty sure im ace, but im not sure enough to come out to my family. my friends though, ive already come out to. my best friend is ace as well. but im still confused. im still unsure. i want to be absolutely, 100% sure before i come out to my family. i know sexuality and all that can change, but i dont want to really label myself too early. i am saving up for an ace ring, and im glad that its a subtle hint that my family may or may not notice. i feel like im way too young to know at all if im actually ace or not, or that i just havent found the right person. people tell me all the time that i probably just havent met the right person or that im probably just a late bloomer. ive never been someone to dwell on what other people say, or wonder if they are actually right. but this is different. i understand a little more how people are so dumb and cliche(still totally bizzare, but eh). ive been questioning my orientation since november, and i feel like its been too long. im confused. im under a lot of pressure to figure it all out. i wish i could know and be confident enough about it to come out. but i just dont know. i THINK im ace, but then i think about all the possibilities that it could be. i strongly relate to all the signs, but im still unsure. its all a jumbled mess and im pretty sure the answer is right in front of me. am i ace, or am i too young to know?9
People need to throw away their manufactured outrage about the gimp fork, glimpse. Aside from the fact that there are people who are genuinely offended by the term, it also just makes FOSS look unprofessional and foolish, that such a capable piece of software is named so crudely. If we want to be taken seriously, then something easy like changing crude and offensive names is a no-brainer.
Alt-right, 4chan, edgy defenders of the right to offend need to step aside, because they're in the way of progress.10
i poked a hole in the lid of the talenti to release the vaccuum. the lid still will not turn. i am this close to giving up. yall have no idea how hard it is to make me give up.13
i hate how it squishes my pictures when i go to add them. i was gonna make a post about my pet rat, but no, the picture got squished.3
It's 2021 and I'm still pretty much never willing to pay for software. I hunt and scour looking for free plans or ways around paid plans. Trials are good.
I've even searched "warez".
And the funny thing is, I'm not cheap, I'm jealous.7
i gave up on the talenti and made my own ice cream with milk, heavy cream, and sweetened condensed milk in a plastic bag, and a bigger bag full of ice cubes. i then proceeded to "churn" the stuff in the bag. i was too impatient so i poured it in a bowl and whipped it(heavy cream :D) to make it thicker. i poured it into another bag and tried to churn it more. i gave up and poured it into a mason jar and dropped one of those little plastic protein shake mixer ball thingies into the jar. i shook it up and put it in the freezer. no water should be in my attempt at ice cream, so there shouldnt be any ice crystals in it, so it should be alright. i will post an update in two hours.
I'm gonna write a book and call it "Errata Obscura" and it's just going to be greentext format of all the weird ass coupling problems I've come across in the last few years.1
i had hiccups that wouldnt go away just now. i was talking about them in my group chat, and the second i said i was gonna go try the talenti jar to see if the demon had entered me, the hiccups disappeared.
so that would explain the disappearing balloon
guys this demon really wants me dead2
heres a link to some more of my art
ill post a collage of all the images here later
if the link doesnt take you straight to my post, then just scroll down to the very bottom of the page and look for a user named "chemist".
i hope yall like my art!3