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Just a suggestion: Can we PLEASE stop using dead memes here? Like seriously, impact font in 2018??4
Any good places to start? Right now I got a free starter course for it on Udemy and have been messing around on Sololearn and FreeCodeCamp. I'm looking for decent introductory points/books/tutorials that could help me get a better introduction of the language.7
Is this some kind of language?
I found this in a dev community for Amino Apps.
I don't know if they're just randomly typing on a keyboard or if this has any meaning. I can see patterns in it as I go through the quiz which leads me to believe it's some kind of text encryption method, or a placeholder text bot.4
Only Google & Facebook sign ups? Fucking ew.
If you're a web developer and you create a login system like this, please commit rm -rf /22
How do I open .srv files? I found this in an APK and I wanna see what it does, but can't extract it.
It seems to be compressed data but after converting to zip, tar.gz and 7z, it won't extract anything. I can't find anything about .srv files or the youtube.srv file anywhere.14
Which is better: VueJS vs ReactJS?
I know I don't want to use Angular because I heard it's difficult and is constantly changing. So it boils down to Vue and React. Which one do you prefer and why?12
I'm looking for a shape drawing tool for Linux. I need something that makes it easy to draw a lot of different types of simple shapes, so I can export them to PNGs to open in GIMP and build upon. In GIMP you can only create rectangles and circle shapes, and even trying to do that is a nightmare.
I searched through the sea of Linux photo editing programs and found nothing. On Windows I would use PaintDotNet, but that's not available on Linux and Pinta has the same problem as GIMP when it comes to shapes.
I tried using Libreoffice Draw and Inkscape but Libreoffice Draw was confusing and Inkscape still didn't have very good shape drawing tools. Is there anything else out there?5
I'm looking for a pen-testing toolkit for Linux. I tried using Kali, Parrot, Backbox and Blackarch and all failed to work.
Kali and Parrot wouldn't install due to the outdated installer looking for cdroms despite me installing from a USB. Backbox was an unpolished buggy mess and blackarch wouldn't even connect to the Internet.
I figure it'd be a better idea to install my favorite Linux distro and install some kind of pen-testing toolkit. I'm using it to test my websites for vulnerabilities so I prefer something with tools based around that, or at least has the capability for it.17
Is there an alternative to katoolin? Aka a tool for installing all Kali pen-testing tools on other distros.
Katoolin hasn't been updated in a year or so and I can't get it to work. If you want to know why I'm not just using Kali/Parrot/any other pen testing OS, read my last post and please take my advice.5
There's a special place in the very bottom corners of hell for whoever programmed the current Debian installer. There's an even special-er place there for people who actually ship their distros with that fucking disability of an installer, Kali Linux and Parrot Security specifically. I'm not booting from USB either because I don't have much space and it's buggy anyway.
Because of it, I can't install any pen testing distro to my PC. There's backbox but it's garbage with very little tools. I can't get wifi to work in blackarch, and there's NOTHING else even worth looking into.
Stop trying to make gold out of shit. Re-spin your distros with Ubuntu instead, which is a Debian derivative by people who actually use their brain. Let Debian die a painful death because it's maintainers do not give a fuck about their work. I can't be in the minority here. Even Linus Torvalds said he hated Debian and that was a long time ago but my point still stands, maybe.18
I'm trying to setup software called RocketChat in a a DigitalOcean droplet.
It supports Caddy by default, but I need to forward ports 80 & 443 to get https to work.
So how do I forward these ports? I heard something about iptables or a firewall or something. I've been pulling my hair out for hours trying to figure this out and the horrible Rocketchat documentation on this doesn't help.3
Hey everyone! I'm using Internet Explorer so this may take a while to get here but.. happy new year!4
I changed the email on my Microsoft account, and this happened.
Clicking on "I forgot my pin" sends a code to my old email that's NOT LINKED TO THE ACCOUNT, so it fails to verify the code.
Aka this is not fixable. I have to reinstall Winblows XD because of non-profectionist fuckbags at Microsoft. I'd use Linux entirely if it's software didn't suck, and I'm too broke to get a Mac. Fuck Windows! Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck9
Looking for a Linux distro that looks and feels like MacOS. Before you respond, pleeease don't recommend me these:
Elementary OS | Takes forever to update to latest LTS, and the pre-installed software is terrible
Deepin | Severely outdated software repos, and I hate the deepin desktop for many reasons.
Backslash Linux | Under development by devs who don't know what they're doing.
Pear OS | Discontinued
"Setup something yourself" | No, piss off.
This is probably a noob question, but I'm not a linux noob. I want something clean & simple, and I was wondering if someone perhaps found some hidden gem distro that emulates Mac OS, doesn't have outdated software repos, and is maintained by people who know how to use their brain.29
What's the point of the portable version of Rufus? Both the regular download and portable download are .exe files that don't need to be installed/require admin.1
Person: "Hey I need help with this thing"
DevRant Response: Helps out, no matter how n00bish it is
Stackoverflow Response: Flood the post with downvotes and complaints until it's deleted
Quora response: *Crickets*
/r/programming Response: Give like 2 responses to the question, both of which aren't helpful.
This is just one of the many reasons I love DevRant, and how I ended up finding it in the first place.9
Person 1 : Dude you should try using GNU/Linux it's the best OS.
Person 2: Why?
Person 1: Umm well it doesn't get viruses, kinda
Person: 2: Can it play games?
Person 1: Steam sorta works. There's wine, and RetroArch is available even though it runs like shit
Person 2: Hm, what about productivity?
Person 1: Are you a programmer?
Person 2: Not really
Person 1: Oof. W-Well you can kinda do word processing... Forget about video editing, umm.. GIMP and Krita are there available.. Um, web apps?
Person 2: Is it updated regularly?
Person 1: Oooh yeah. Many of them are so bleeding-edge that they end up running untested software, breaking/screwing up the entire distro at times. Not that the software is good anyway.
Person 2: Is it customizable?
Person 1: You'll be customizing your distro with the same shitty software everyone else does. And theming? If you hate flat design, you're fucked. Most themes that have a bit of techy masculinity to them end up not working or have a hellish setup process.
Person 2: Well how do I try it out?
Person 1: *Rambles on for 20 minutes about the one billion distros there are when really the only thing important is the package manager & repos*
Person 2: Sounds like Linux is kinda shit
Person 1: HEY FUCK YOU ITS THE BEST OS ITS BETTER THAN WINDOWS MAK ALL OF THEM!11138
How to install pantheon on any Linux distro that isn't elementary OS:
1. Close your eyes
2. Use your imagination6