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This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues(bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use >>>/leftypol/30356
Public Repo:
If you have any grievances you can make a PR.

Mobile Support:
Thread For Mobile Feedback: >>>/tech/6316

Onion Link:


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This works well. Ok, I'll put it in the backlog.

Maybe if you're on tor, it embeds the .onion, if you're on clearnet, it embeds the clearnet site. That makes the most sense, right? Or is clearnet preferred for both situations?

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There's a new Jabber/XMPP server in town, running on Prosody (https://prosody.im).

prolesphere.one | d7dchu2gnb4xce7y7vwmulonr4k2wh2dmobqyitwwjeiojfotrvw37yd.onion

Registrations are open, and so is room creation. The MUC (Multi-User Chat) server is at hive.prolesphere.one

The server supports OMEMO and OTR encryption, or should. Expect some growing pains in the early stages, there might be kinks to iron out so server may restart spontaneously. You can report any problems here in the thread or by messaging me at [email protected] (not an email).

You can find a list of XMPP clients here: https://xmpp.org/software/clients/

I use Gajim on desktop and Conversations (available from F-Droid) on mobile.
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I use gajim as well, and snikket on my phone


What's a good cli client for xmpp


poezio and profanity according to my local xmpp guru. irssi-xmpp is also an option


Won't this just disappear one day like the board?


That is a fair criticism. I did let the hosting expire. It was a super busy period and it slipped my mind. To that end I am going to keep a better eye on the deadline and fund the crypto wallet + pay for the next quarter way ahead of the deadline so it doesn't happen again. I have also set a reminder on my phone.

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We're on a new board, so why not a new desktop thread? Let's keep this board active. Hopefully a fresh thread will draw some activity.

You know the drill: post your desktops, talk rice, etc etc.gentooGentoo
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It's time to post my soilarized rice.


Where are your tabs? The asduo thing?


What tabs? You mean workspaces? super+Asdfuiop keys for switching between workspaces.

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Every few months, people come up with an idea to create a new imageboard, since mostly everyone is dissatisfied with the state of vichan/lainchan, or thinks they can do it better. Having better software would greatly enhance the experience for both regular users and mods, and have more crossover appeal to “normies”. The problem is that no one can agree on the technical or more importantly non technical decisions on how one would go about making an actual, usable replacement for lainchan.

In fact, people don't even agree on whether the imageboard replacement should be an imageboard at all. This thread is a merged, consolidated, megathread of all the various attempts at answering this question that people have made.

Previously, there was a thread on outreach to lainchan, including a strawpoll:

The poll determined it should be built in Java, but a significant minority wanted to use a functional programming language, esp. Haskell, or Clojure/Lisp.

The only way a new imageboard will be built is if multiple people, technical jannies and lurker-programmers, from here and lainchan and even elsewhere, actually collaborate on a single project and concentrate their efforts on this.

There are important technical and non technical questions to be answered.

Namely, do we even want an imageboard?

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could the hierarchical concept be combined with tags and create a hierarchy of tags?

Also how many layers deep would the hierarchy be? I'd hate for the app/user to have to parse a tag/board tree N layers deep every time they want all the posts for some broad category of things. And could users create these tags or would it be janny based?


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I guess my problem is every time you add a subcategory of a subcategory, you have to join the categories table to itself, and joins are expensive. If you're 20 subcategories deep that would lead to extremely bad performance, at least from a traditional relational DB. You want to minimize the amount of joins. Tags are flat, just one join to the tags table and you can get whatever you need.

IMO the first step is decoupling the pruning logic from the tags/categories discussion. That way we can consider it in terms of discoverability, and have pruning based on last reply+1 week, not some hard catalog limit like 350 threads. This would also eliminate damage from sliding and raids because creating a new thread would not be a destructive act (deleting old one).

Although the catalog view would have to be rethunk, because if the amount of threads can be arbitrary, the catalog can only ever show the top of them.

There's also the pub-sub/group model where users can subscribe to certain groups/topics/boards and their timeline would be an amalgamation of all of the boards they are subbed to.


>you should explain hierarchical boards more though
To detail my approach to a hierarchical imageboard:

I'm working on a non-standard http server that translates POST requests to writes instead of CGI execution. By default the server would have read, write and exec permission on directories, read permission on all files and directories would be created sticky.

Mounted at the root of the server would be a filesystem, that passes through all writes and on reads generates static pages on the fly (or with some form of caching, idk yet).
Boards would be directories not starting with a special character stripped by the client, otherwise they would be threads.
Either posts would reside as plaintext files and have a header with file references. In this case the client would write to that file.
Otherwise a post would be a directory without write permission, with a plaintext body file and fields or references as separate files, which means it could not be directly written by the server, instead being written as an asynchronous request to a fifo, which has higher throughput and is more secure than a CGI request.

>the SQL for showing it could get pretty complex

I hope this makes clear that no tables are involved in the hierarchy. Administrative tasks would be handled by communicating with daemons through fifos or direct file/directory modification.
For bumping, threads would always be named by their last reply and the catalog would be like 'ls' in descending order. Anchoring and pinning could be done by adding special symbols to the thread name.

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Interesting ideas although I was looking for something more in line with a traditional web app. Good luck with your project though, keep us all updated.

Also what do you think of the trade offs of ordering by last reply vs Twitter style ordering by create date with most recent first


biggest problem with chans is words words words. Other social media like fb/yt/insta and even fucking twitter emphasizes "media" esp. video, thats why twitter has a literal "media" post filter option on accounts

zoom zoomies are too autistic to read, their entire education was watching zoom lessons anyway so videos on social media are not that different

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Since US tech embargo on China is still in effect and US plans to squeeze Chinese tech companies by restricting their access to computer chips. China's reaction to this was to make one of their goals to have a home-grown alternative for Intel, AMD, TSMC and the like to decrease dependence on the US. So I was wondering what kind of progress have they been making lately and what are their prospects of ever having a viable alternative to Intel and AMD?

There is all this talk about SMIC, Loongson and Zhaoxin and that in early 2020 Zhaoxin allegedly published a chip comparable to 2017 level intel and AMD tech and they are planning to have parity with Intel in a few years. Then there are Some sources are saying that China is failing horribly at acquiring manufacturing tech for more advanced processors. And I really can't make any real sense out of it.

So when will I be able to buy a computer that uses a hardware that dunks on burger made tech and sends my personal data to Beijing instead of Washington, if ever?
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you take a xiaomi,and you put on a custom rom to remove all the google bullshit.


What about a laptop? I can do without getting a new phone, but i do miss the capability of using VPNs and playing proper vidya that only a laptop can let me do, not to mention that typing is easier. I can't stand using a phone for all my normie socialization.


Any cheapest amd laptop that you can find you can get some for under 300$ et you can run game on them


you can use VPN on an android
i wouldn't do that on a laptop tbh
i havethe cheapest thinkpad and it's fine for everything besides vidya


even the cheapest thinkpad those day can be betting with a cheap ass amd laptop that even can run game in 720p


Why are 90% of the threads here dedicated to programming? Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s with most of the actual development in computer tech being in processing power and multipurpose functions but computers like that are use by the government for research in medical shit, heavy machinery(rockets, military and exploration tech, nuclear equipment etc that kinda shit) and particle physics than whatever the fuck most people on here are posting about. What's the appeal in the never ending barrage of different languages and shitty undergrad textbooks?
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work :(


Parcimonie-like[1] RSS feeder. Which means each feed is fetched at a random interval through a throwaway Tor circuit, the goal is defense against profiling you on the basis of your feed selection. Its requests have the exact same fingerprint as Tor Browser at the safest security level. Also supports custom plugins so that you can convert whatever page you want into a RSS feed in case the page doesn't provide its own feed.

(But you still need a separate RSS client to view the fetched feeds locally, like newsboat[2] for example.)

[1] https://github.com/EtiennePerot/parcimonie.sh/blob/master/parcimonie-original-design.md
[2] https://newsboat.org/


Nobody stopped them from contributing like programmers contribute.
But UI and design types of people think of themselves as "artists" and are heavily invested into the whole "you can't copy or share without permission!!!!" spook and their philosophy is at odds with the shared nature of free software.


I have a few projects open sourced

- A Rust EPP library for domain registrars
- A browser for git repositories on Gemini written in Rust. It allows you to browse trees but it needs a commit browser to be added.
- A Capistrano-like deployment automation project that's written in shell script so there are minimal dependencies. It allows you to deploy to docker hosts, registries and kubernetes clusters also. I like Capistrano but I didn't want my non-Ruby projects to have a Ruby dependency. It's been working well in production use doing 30+ deployments a day without issue.

I won't link the repos here because prefer to maintain (pseudo?) anonymity, but you can easily find them since there aren't really many EPP libraries for Rust available apart from mine.


thats really cool

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Are there any good "political" tech tubers? I'm tired of "non political" tech youtubers screeching every other video about politics and how essjaydoobs not letting them say n-word is gonna destroy the world and that's just too "political".
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> A few months later, a beautiful and clever but rather too forceful woman asked me to be her lover. I had some doubts but wouldn't reject the idea out of hand. So she spent the night with me.
> (For amusement only — I am in a long-term relationship now and not looking for another.)

Stallman is a gigachad, you are just jealous of him.


Sure sure that's all tue
Never seen him with a girl


Why are you disparaging Stallman like this, he's not Chris-Chan.


>literally replies to a picture of stallman with a girl
>noooo i've never seen him with a girl



>libtards == left-wing
The truth is that left-wingers don't have their own "thing" when it comes to tech. And why should they? Most of these tech wars are infantile consoomer wars, where even programming languages become brands and identities.

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I think I'm reaching unhealthy levels of being unable to cope with surveillance capitalism. Some random person caught my face for a few seconds during a whatsapp video chat and my day was fucking ruined, seriously.
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>espionage technology that governments and corporations have developed

Not only that, a lot of it is just because it's a fucking mess, there is so much software and hardware that some kid just slapped together and we all expect it to be fine, the coming of IoT is going to be a dumpsterfire.

Even all for all the surveillance the government and corporations have, it doesn't really seem that effective, when you get petabytes of information, it can be quite hard to find anomalies (but it can be easy to perceive and abuse them) and loads of shit just passes under the radar

It's all a big mess that barely holds together, I do not believe any of this is resilient.


>It's all a big mess
Big Data paradigm has the messiness of data as its axiom, it's not a problem for it. The more the merrier, correlations instead causations. It's a mistake to think that surveillance depends on some kind of exact analysis, it's all about statistical models and that's why it's dangerous for (You) individually even if (You) escape it individually. The behavioral patterns that are (machine-)learned from the masses are applicable to (You) as well. That becomes painfully apparent when it is manifested physically in the form of smart cities, IOT, and the like. A smart street doesn't care if (You) individually contributed data points to its algorithm, it still manages induce a certain behaviour in (You) directly or indirectly by influencing others around you. It's a problem that can't be tackled individually because the Big Data isn't methodologically individualist.


How much browser fingerprinting can they do outside of Facebook? For example, if a website has a "like us on Facebook" thing, can they work out your browser fingerprint?

Same with Google analytics?


It's not feasible for them to gather any of your fingerprinting data, should you block their javascript. The data would need to be gathered by a server-side script and CGI performance is abysmal when compared to read performance.


>if a website has a "like us on Facebook" thing, can they work out your browser fingerprint?
>Same with Google analytics?
Yes and yes.

But the more important point is that you shouldn't rely on any website to compartmentalize your data for you. User data is often sold and resold by data brokers, then there's leaks, hacks, etc. So it doesn't matter if someone can't directly track you outside of their "territory", they can acquire that data from other sources, now or in the future. And it also doesn't matter if the site directly tracking you is harmless, that data might end up somewhere else as well.

>It's not feasible for them to gather any of your fingerprinting data, should you block their javascript.
Fingerprint isn't gathered just by JS nor is it limited to what JS can gather. There's also the ancient stuff like IPs, user agents, other request headers, cookies, general traffic pattern of your browser like max parallel connections or timeouts. Then there's the "futuristic" stuff like tracking via CSS @media rules instead of JS: https://matt.traudt.xyz/posts/how-css-alone-can-help-track-you-YF4ciVY6/
Image files loaded by the Facebook Like element are enough for all of the above, no JS required.

Ironically, by blocking JS you might in theory make yourself "more unique", because what's essential for anonymity is not reducing your fingerprint size but making it uniform with a sufficiently large group of other people.

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Can we have one of these going? I hate having to be forced to use this shitty spyware for school. It is so janky and broken and is missing several features that I usually take for granted in a computer Also the person who thought shoehorning Grammarly every time I open up CIAhrome deserves to be hung, drawn, and quartered (in minecraft)
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Just put Linux on it. Actually loved my 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook after that, with gnome on it and a nice screen, the ultimate consoom machine.


>its kinda reassuring to be in the midst of the GOOGpanopticon – there's always someone listening, there's always someone there. It's nice to know everything I'm doing is being recorded and that they care


You can install leenukes on chromebooks now.



it pisses me off how many otherwise perfectly appealing X86 netbook type devices at a reasonable price point are only available with chromeOS, with no way to 100% strip it out and use it as a regular machine like you can or at least could before UEFI let some OEMs be cunts with Windows devices.

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Hello tech! Recently I have been feeling a bit nostalgic as of late and I am looking to build a computer with the best specs I can put in it that will still be reasonable and run windows 98 for nostalgia and classic computer gaming purposes. The only issue I am having trouble with is where, exactly, to start. I was around during this time, but, I was not exactly very tech savvy. I am curious if anyone would have any ideas for how this build should go. What case should I use? Hard drive? Floppy drive? Etc etc.

Would enjoy to get this off the ground. I think it would be a neat project. If you have any advice let me know. Thanks, tech.
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Old hardware is fun. Don't listen to the "noo don't fall for the meme" because there is no meme, just don't fall for eBay prices and dumb nostalgic bait, do it because it's fun, interesting and a good way to learn and make friends.


One of my dream projects is to make a sleeper PC using the case of a old IBM 5150 or a similar looking clone case.

Or is it’s possible, make a custom computer case that looks similar to it, with a woodgrain look to the top and sides of the case.


Collectors make the IBM 5150, 5160 (XT) costly unless you find someone selling a busted one for parts or manage to get one from a recycler that still get computers that old.


So I guess my best bet is to make a custom computer case that looks similar to it?


You could look at those sold for parts, also XT clones even in working condition tend to be cheaper.

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