Dirty_habiT Posted December 24, 2021 Share Posted December 24, 2021 Github is "crowd sourced" software development..... or really "anything" development. It works on the concept of repositories and pull requests..... or repos and PR's (in industry lingo). A git repo is a storage space where code (or documents, or anything) can be parked. There is very fine grained control over who can access the repo. So you could make a private repo for 12oz and then members could contribute to some document or set of files, or code or whatever. Once a member has "cloned a repo" locally onto their computer, they can make a "branch" of the code. The branch is an exact copy of the main repo that you choose a different name for. So you make your branch, then you make your changes to the code/docs/whatever in the repo. After you're happy with your changes you create a Pull Request in which you can select other git users to review. They look over your changes and if it's approved you will then be allowed to merge your changes into the main branch (that anyone in the future gets if they clone the repo). What does this mean? It kind of democratizes development of software or documents. Git can be an incredibly overwhelming if you don't understand that it can actually be very simple and there are only a few concepts to understand to be effective using it. I'll provide you all with a "fun" repo to clone to get started..... the purpose of cloning this repo isn't to make changes or contribute anything other than the fact that you have a copy of information that has been scrubbed from the internet. Thank you to Casek for providing this to me yesterday. I have not yet tried to figure out what application can digest this information and plot the points but I'll post screenshots once I do. https://github.com/adsbxchange/Jeffrey_Epstein_Lolita_Express (<--- Jeff Epsteins 3 jets and all of the places they traveled) If you look up what adsbxchange is, you will find that it's a crowdsourced airplane tracking network. It is easy to setup an antenna attached to a raspberry pi running a custom operating system and "contribute" your data to increase the accuracy of airplane locations. Airplanes broadcast their data over public channels that anyone can listen to with the right equipment. To clone a repo: Create a github account. Install git on your local machine. Configure your git client on your local machine. Find a repo you want to clone on github by searching around for things you're interested in. Click the "code" button on the upper right side of the repo's file list..... and copy the link. Go to your computer terminal and type "git clone <paste>". I'm going to use this thread to help people understand things they don't understand about computers. You can ask about whatever you'd like whether it's software, hardware, bitcoin miners, engine computers for vehicles, etc..... whatever technical shit regarding computers you want to ask, I will do my best to help answer. I'm sure there are some others lurking that are also knowledgeable on these things and they're welcome to contribute as well. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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