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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHAT BAOFENGS SHOULD I BUY BEFORE THE FCC BANS THEM?

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- Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:53:37 EST puVSWkoH No.122486
File: 1569074017411.jpg -(1132330B / 1.08MB, 2580x1460) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. WHAT BAOFENGS SHOULD I BUY BEFORE THE FCC BANS THEM?
STORY: Buy A Baofeng While You Still Can? FCC Scowls At Unauthorized Frequency Transmitters
https://hackaday.com/2018/09/25/buy-a-baofeng-while-you-still-can-fcc-scowls-at-unauthorized-frequency-transmitters/

FCC Document: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-980A1.pdf

I don't know anything about ham radios or shortwave radios, but I wanna get in, while the getting is still good. WHAT DO GAIS??????????
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AngusMedgechirk.dat - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:54:19 EST puVSWkoH No.122487 Reply
>>122486
Forgot to mention, they're supposed to be banning them AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
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MartinGrandham.shtml - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:23:35 EST PZTSqT8m No.122488 Reply
These kinds of import restrictions are aimed at bulk shipments. They can't screen the tidal wave of parcels from Asia so the unit you buy off of Banggood will probably arrive. Also they're all shit so buy whatever.

Tech Funnies

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- Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:35:01 EST kpSkMKGS No.122218
File: 1553387701782.jpg -(35677B / 34.84KB, 500x500) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Tech Funnies
IT show level laughs...
Contribute your own if you wish.
http://bash.org/?latest
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/15/on-call/
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NicholasSupperchag.pwl - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 22:37:22 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122459 Reply
>>122458
Tried looking in a used goods / second hand shop?
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IsabellaPugglekurk.xif - Sun, 08 Sep 2019 07:02:49 EST PZTSqT8m No.122460 Reply
>>122458
There are millions of old Microsoft optical mice. They're okay. They stopped making mice with PS/2 controllers like 15 years ago so you won't find anything much better.

Software Recommendations and stuff

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- Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:34:11 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122311
File: 1560789251026.png -(773B / 773bytes, 32x32) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Software Recommendations and stuff
Figured maybe we could use a non-techsupport thread on here.

Have any programs you enjoy working with and couldn't live without?
Want to share your standard program for some purpose you don't see enough love for?
Maybe just have a resource or neat skin?
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OliverDreckletuck.dao - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:17:58 EST i32fjn0z No.122415 Reply
>>122414
II am usually kinda 'boring' when it comes to custimizing fun stuff,, but I think I will try it.
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Sourcery - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:33:07 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122465 Reply
No idea if it's "safe" or who really made it (use at your own risk, no AV I've scanned it with have found anything though), but a very speedy text editor written in MASM, 20kb large:
http://www.movsd.com/topgun.htm
Pretty cool that it opens faster than built-in microsoft notepad.
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ArchieParringville.cbl - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:38:05 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122480 Reply
https://qutebrowser.org/
Keyboard driven browser.
Really nice, used to be on VimFX so was heartbroken when it got killed by firefox changing how their addon system works.
Nice to know it won't get pulled out from under you (as long as the project suvives) as it's the main thing of the browser, not an addon.

How do I install tar.bz2 files?

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- Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:59:31 EST dAkamRov No.122477
File: 1568951971341.jpg -(1722659B / 1.64MB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. How do I install tar.bz2 files?
I am new to Linux so I got Manjaro KDE however I can't seem to figure out how to install tar.bz2 files. I extracted it and now what do I do? Any advice helps!
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ArchieParringville.cbl - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 02:01:07 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122478 Reply
Well tar.bz2 is just an archive, so we won't know what's actually inside without you telling us.
Some are just the actual program inside, or if you downloaded the source you'll will have to compile it. The basic steps are just to (pwd must be inside the folder)
./configure
make
make install

Will work in a pinch, but it might not be set up the way you want, it's just the standard build. When you build from source there might be options you'd want to disable/enable. Just compiling without knowing shouldn't be standard procedure.
Also doing it that way won't actually make a "package" that is installed, won't be listed with the rest of installed packages. Probably are tools to make a package as the build process, but they are distribution-particular so no idea what it'd be under Manjaro.

Best option would be to keep to things available through your package manager as much as possible unless you reallly need a newer version or program that isn't on there.

Also if you're gonna into Linux it'd probably be a good idea to get into the habit of actually googling things first, both cause stuff like this has already been asked by every other beginner, and you won't have to wait around for answers.
"install tar.bz2 manjaro" on google gets you loads of different variations of the same answer.

Have a practice run by figuring out how you make a package from source under Manjaro.

Empornium acc, new ip

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- Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:20:06 EST AQEBklib No.122467
File: 1568179206619.jpg -(3895B / 3.80KB, 195x195) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Empornium acc, new ip
My empornium account got banned due to 8 years ago having another account that I stopped using. My homie have an invite however, but will I be able to use it on the same ip, as long as they dont check it manually. Or is it automatic to not be able to sign up then / be banned due to having the same ip as the banned account?

and I'm not a miquito leecher Ok fwiw. I seed a lot boy


using protection

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- Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:39:52 EST zs9cOSiL No.122239
File: 1555328392221.png -(354718B / 346.40KB, 588x507) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. using protection
what all do i need to keep my identity as obscured as possible online? Ive been tryna not to jump into this stupid. if i :
>factory reset my computer
>edit my device's MAC address
>use socks
>use hide.me
>keep vpn shit running constantly if its online
>never log into anything attatched to my real identity on the device
is that enough?
is it still unsafe to use my own wifi/ethernet with all that?

my device is a macbook air
i know i will have to create a new apple ID to set it up when i reset it, any advice on the best method of doing so? should i just create a new hotmail acc thru a vpn?

i also have a old iphone 4 (never registered to me) i was gonna use in conjunction with it and just buy a burner SIM for after clearing it out with phoneclean and jailbreaking it. But im worried that even the burner SIM is a bad idea to have linked to the macbook air in any way cos it will still still be location specific. should i make a tertiary apple ID for the phone if i want to use it too? i was hoping to avoid doing so cos it would make everything more difficult than if i could just link them.

i have a handful of other windows computers i can use if i need but i don't wanna doom them to a life of secrecy

this is babby's first post so im sorry its prob been made 100 times
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NellNillyfet.tmp - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 22:44:51 EST LPfm3OYR No.122395 Reply
>>122394
I think you can on mac computers, but routers, some will allow you to do that. If you get anthers mac address by coincidence if may cause some issues. Use an old router and change the mac a bit using that mac address. I guess ne could use hardware mac addresses just as well.
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NellSiffingsadging.hlp - Wed, 07 Aug 2019 06:19:52 EST 0NLuJEWU No.122402 Reply
>>122395
On a mac, one would change a MAC address if browsing, whatever, wireless.
On a home router, internet, it would make little difference. Some travel with routers, where they could change the MAC on these. Not much more complicated.

Compliments to a router ot basic internet connection is, dnscrypt or other dns encryption. Otherwise you have your dns queries in the US for how long, 3 years was the law. Reality, why have your ISP, hold a DNS request for a period of time,
when you are just browsing recipes, sports, etc. Actually, ISPS, servers seem to get overloaded and slow to resolve ip addresses. Maybe because they have to store DNS queries by law, by default.
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FrederickSagglehug.gif - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:04:28 EST eh+02X+q No.122454 Reply
A sysadmin friend I know says Pokemon Go has banned some accounts because of GPS co-ordinate hacking. When you "teleport" too much, it gets suspicious. I guess that means anything software can be hacked with enough effort.

Compacting Video(porn) Collection

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- Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:16:33 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122443
File: 1567552593074.jpg -(97337B / 95.06KB, 456x492) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Compacting Video(porn) Collection
I have a quite large collection of porn in high quality that takes up a lot of space, and recently I got to thinking it´s actually kinda unnecessary cause most of them there are just certain segments and part it is I´m saving them for.
But I´m also horrified at the thought of losing quality from my permanent stash by cutting in a video editor and re-encoding. Is there a way to cut without a re-encode? Since there is no shifting or manipulation really, only trimming the fat.

Or am I overly worried of quality loss? Is there a way to make sure it stays pretty much intact?
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JarvisNicklebanks.png - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:48:37 EST PZTSqT8m No.122444 Reply
Your shitty porn videos aren't Tigole encodes of blu rays. The quality is already going to be low. You can try trimming and copying with ffmpeg or you could just re-encode with a reasonable bitrate and look at the result.
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JarvisNinkindale.asc - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:56:17 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122445 Reply
>>122444
Well even more the cause, not to lose even more.
I´ll look into ffmpeg though, thanks!
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NicholasPinningson.bas - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 03:51:36 EST 90t+puvC No.122446 Reply
>>122443
Use ffmpeg, that you compiled yourself preferably, and turn all those huge resolution wmv's, flv's into mp4 or mkv, you can save tons of space without losing quality at all (for any sort of video) with the right ffmpeg command for you.

If you don't use linux or can't compile, use Avidemux or Handbrake to make the files smaller without losing quality, it's possible but look it up yourself. You can also still use Virtualdub (with all the plugins and shit it's still pretty good) to do that, turn videos into x265 mp4's, that's the best compression method possible, all possible to do with ffmpeg, avidemux and virtualdub, not sure about handbrake, it only wants to save files as m4u (which is weird) or mkv's.

Bell asked the Canadian government in 2017 for censorship(!), no further development?

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- Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:31:33 EST 90t+puvC No.122432
File: 1567294293538.jpg -(15762B / 15.39KB, 190x190) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Bell asked the Canadian government in 2017 for censorship(!), no further development?
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/big-canadian-isp-is-actually-asking-the-canadian-government-for-internet-censorship/

Anybody noticed anything ? Would using a different DNS than the default ones prevent this? I'm already using a different one because Bell sucks and are behind the times in other ways, no DNSSEC dns servers etc. Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 seemed great for a while but them going after nazichan is the kind of first potshot in a possible trend.

Having to use 4 search engines nowadays to really find shit and not torrents, I'm on my private trackers and it'll stay that way. But it's getting hard to find just regular websites/blogs that are not anything extremist, some can be political..but, we're already taking it in the ass from corporatism, now the state? In Canada? Yeah the story is from late 2017...looks like the Liberals likely ignored Bell. There's already a list of banned websites in Canada, but it's like 30-40 of them and the kind most people would be fine with it, plus some online casinos...that's a state business here and they don't take kindly to that up here...I don't want to become like China because the US is already doing it. ffs

Those mofos have monopoly on fibre internet...although, I have options, some small ISP's now offer TV and gigabit cable, no symmetric uploading, I'd go with their 740/125 plan which is much faster on the download side (I got 300/300 FTTH) but 125 up sucks, I upload a shit-ton to my VPS so...that's a downside, but if Bell can have all ISP's modify their behaviour so that we end up like in the UK where only tiny ISP's offer uncensored internet by default, the others they gotta ask for porn to be "enabled", that gets one on a list that's for sure, especially if there's kids in the house or Australia's China-style firewall...

So, anything strange to other canucks 'round here?

Pic unrelated, the album I'm rockin right now while toking some Sensi Star.
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GeorgeDizzlehood.xsl - Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:57:54 EST 90t+puvC No.122435 Reply
>>122434
I'm good with the 300/300 FTTH for my needs, I don't think 1.5/1.5 is available up here, I assume you're in the cement jungle of southern ON, hell even my plan isn't available to new people here, there's 150 and then there's 500 or 600, no in betweens no more.
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EdwinBavingspear.pol - Sun, 01 Sep 2019 01:20:22 EST 90t+puvC No.122436 Reply
>>122433
Oh, I get it now, you're hosted on your own Bell connection. I wonder, is that modem a HH3000? Because here, we were on Bell Aliant Fibre before Bell Canada took it over, and we have FTTH...there's the ONT that they installed in the house, I had to destroy my "inside the wall" aquarium because they could only bring the cable from the phone pole in that one place, then that ONT is connected to the router/modem HH2000....I hear it's pretty easy with pfSense to get rid of the HH3000, but one can't use their own modem or mess around much at all with the fibre to ONT to modem HH2000 setup preferred by Bell Aliant, forgot to list em, since one of the big selling points, since we don't really know them, they were new when it came to outside maritime provinces, that they were NOT Bell Canada, well that lasted barely a year.

Good to know. But you also got rid of the toxic sludge that even our /pol/ over here was removed, since a good while. Better off to keep it this way for a while I'd say and this place will be safe. Good news then.

Damaged iphone, Hardware question

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- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:39:56 EST 9JEyshmk No.122419
File: 1566286796860.jpg -(74992B / 73.23KB, 720x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Damaged iphone, Hardware question
iphone 6 was dropped, screen decimated, and then ripped away from the rest of the phone in anger. I bought and installed a new screen today equipped with everything I need, except now the touch screen function is not working properly. It was working fine for the most part the first hour or so after I hooked the new screen up, but the touch screen function has been getting progressively worse throughout the day. The touch function is still there, but just barely. The only way I can use the phone at all is by doing a hard reset, then upon respring the touch function *sometimes* works, but only for about 10-30 seconds and then it's gone.

I'd just like to know if the phone is even salvageable. From searching google and youtube I see for most iphones the situation is more black or white; they either have touch functionality or none at all. I'm hoping it's just the screen I bought and I can just buy another... Got it on amazon for what ti's worth.

and yes I have uninstalled the screen and reinstalled it 10 times, makes no difference. I unhooked everything in the whole phone, battery etc. whatever else is in there. I basically took the whole phone apart and put it back together. Many wonderful and exotic things in exchange for helpful advice here ~

EMF radiation question

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- Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:56:06 EST zxMMLqc2 No.122364
File: 1562763366754.png -(142383B / 139.05KB, 1914x861) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. EMF radiation question
Basically if a person is affected by nearby electric equipment or where stuff is plugged in an outlet, are these waves coming from the wall socket and through the extension adapter as well. Can these waves be minimized as in the B example by plugging in a 20m long extension cord in a wall socket from another room. Will the EMF waves only come from that wall socket or will it also be in the cord? by analyzing the picture you know what i want to accomplish / figure out so how would you go about plugging something in while minimizing the radiation?
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BetsyBingerman.dir - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 21:09:15 EST wQ+U/YTP No.122381 Reply
>>122372
Anon,
You seem to think that wi-fi sends out radiation as a byproduct of what it does. This is a misconception. This radiation it sends out is actually what it uses to connect to and communicate with other devices. Think of the connection between a router and your computer or phone as an invisible wire. If you keep the router from sending out its radiation, you're in effect cutting the invisible wire. Your router would be useless.
I'm sorry you're having trouble with this. I hope you figure it out.
Anon
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BeatriceNicklefield.bat - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:12:09 EST GZ9lN10B No.122411 Reply
>>122364
If you're concerned about EMF, you should go sit in a faraday cage in a dark room...
Light is EM radiation, you know... at a much,much higher frequency than your wifi and your cords...

>>122368
Fuckin' A! EHS is bullcrap...
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AngusWellyhet.lsp - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 01:05:31 EST m5th2DPe No.122416 Reply
>>122411
The room (and him) would also have to be at absolute zero. Otherwise the thermal EMFs...

PS3 gone wrong, what HDD should I jam in it?

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- Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:02:29 EST GPz567yS No.122337
File: 1562270549178.jpg -(3464397B / 3.30MB, 4000x3000) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. PS3 gone wrong, what HDD should I jam in it?
After 9 years my PS3 slim is finally acting up, it has three beeps and red lights which means it's got issues with overheating. I suspect the HDD is on its last legs because it got really slow, just look at that time requiring to copy a PS1 game to the HDD. I was like "wow that CD speed is crazy slow", so I tried playing MGS2 for PS2 (not HD Edition) when the PS3 shut itself off, just before some really scary sounds coming from what I suspect was HDD. I tried backing up my saves but it's so slow I halted it as HDD was making those dying sounds again. It could be the power unit is dusty and clogged up but I think the HDD is the culprit here, hence asking the question here instead on video games board.

So most likely the HDD is dead and I want to replace it but for the love of fuck can't decide which one. Toshiba L200, P300, WD Blue or HGST Travelstar (specifically Z7K500) all 1TB. Please tell me your experiences or recommendations if you have.
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GrahamSangermidge.bmp - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:39:55 EST yP4bEv++ No.122370 Reply
>>122359
You know what I saw at a thrift store recently? A 60GB IBN Deathstar hard drive for $3, bought it right there on the spot, tested it and has like two or three tiny bad sectors. I'm not going to stick it into anything, it's just one of those items you get "just because lol".
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HenryTurveyshit.bfc - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:10:49 EST g5wawLiT No.122371 Reply
>>122370
Keep your eyes open for thrift stores. Can build a high end home heater system for basically nothing. Some stuff may be still in production, or was like 1500 bucks
retail. For good reason people will buy these for a very good price. As the saying goes, older doesn't necessarily mean better.
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BeatriceNicklefield.bat - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:22:41 EST GZ9lN10B No.122412 Reply
>>122337
Any decently fast 7200RPM HDD with a good deal of cache.

Switched out the 500 gig stock HDD in a ps3 slim I recently got with a 250 GB WD Scorpio Black (7200 RPM, 32 MB cache) from my old laptop. Less space, but much, much faster than the stock one (5400RPM and 8meg cache if I recall).

Better yet if you want to invest a bit more - drop in an SSD. It makes loading super fast, and a decent 250-500 GB SSD can be obtained pretty cheaply nowadays...

RIP Flash

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- Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:29:15 EST tKnjSqOP No.122407
File: 1565634555017.jpg -(7035B / 6.87KB, 300x168) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. RIP Flash
>https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/
>we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020
>and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

Are there really good other options beside Flash?

A lot of websites use flash to steam live streams, videos where it's hard to download them and shitty games.

What's the other options?
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PriscillaBennershit.pl - Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:21:25 EST 0lDaIPw5 No.122408 Reply
Hail, time traveler. In this timeline we use HTML5. There's another timeline where everything is Gopher based and the Internet is not very popular. There are no timelines where Flash support continues.
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PhineasBlatherway.cgi - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:19:55 EST iVlLvQYS No.122409 Reply
good riddance, it's about time.
The only thing that needs preserving imo is the Motherload flash game
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BetsyManningnad.ico - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:30:09 EST E3yT1Ylv No.122410 Reply
>>122407
Of course they do, but not because of technicalities but because the programmers who did the work did so last decade and it wasn't updated since. Flash is beyond superfluous at this point. For better or worse (mostly the worse, but compared to stuff like Flash or Java applets, the better), HTML has become fixated as a multimedia medium rather than a text medium with light image/sound capabilities. At the same time, the actual programming part for the web was finally elevated above shit level in the last couple years, making Javascript on par with Actionscript (the lang used for flash), and because JS is still kinda shit we have now TypeScript which is Actionscript on steroids and actually good.

New PC

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- Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:57:15 EST +Xmcn279 No.120915
File: 1492243035439.png -(98806B / 96.49KB, 800x517) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. New PC
I'm building a new PC.
It's purpose is gaming.
Actually it's secondary purpose is gaming.
It's primary purpose is digital illustration.
But my classmates all said Adobe CC sucks.
So I thought okay F(uck) that.
I need to buy Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop CS6.
However I can't find it.
I want them and I don't want to pirate them.
So what do I do?
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SidneyClasslesare.rdo - Sun, 04 Aug 2019 16:19:53 EST cx1fPFO5 No.122400 Reply
>>122399
>What's wrong with gimp & inkscape?

For literally anyone who knows or wants to learn photoshop hotkeys, GIMP's equivalents are unbelievable gutter trash.

Which was something I didn't realize until I was pretty adept at Blender. The lack of a coherent hotkey system cripples GIMP.
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ThomasDudgestet.dic - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:18:17 EST iVlLvQYS No.122401 Reply
>>122400
I see. I'm an occasional user of image editing software at best and never needed hotkeys. But I get that someone who does that alot needs hotkeys.
But then you ought to get money or some other kind of compensation for what you're doing imho.
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RebeccaCrenningway.raw - Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:08:03 EST UuvWeODc No.122403 Reply
>>122401
"never needed hotkeys"

Everyone needs hotkeys.
Personally the big downside to all the time I've spent using GIMP is that it was all time I could have been learning photoshop hotkeys.
And knowing photoshop hotkeys is a solid component of an actually valuable trade-skill.

Maybe there are hotkey wizards with GIMP, but the road to get there is certainly not as smooth or easy as PS.

Personally if I just had a quicksearch button like 3D software has to relatively quickly load up an obscure filter or function buried in the third layer of menus it would be tremendous.

I actually do use the hotkeys for simple functions like selecting common tools and swapping FG/BG. But the other half of functions I commonly use I have no fucking idea how to get there as there are no direct hotkeys for them.

So the process of getting to them is basically right-clicking and then hitting a complicated Tekken combo to get to "resize canvas" or whatever.

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