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The team at Distributed Denial of Secrets released a new leak today, 70GB of Gab posts. Check it out: https://ddosecrets.com/wiki/GabLeaks
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>Due mostly to Gab's instability and frequent downtime, Aliapoulios found that he couldn't easily use an automated tool to scrape the site [compared to Parler].


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>This kind of partisanship sends a very bad message if their goal is widespread adoption. Either everyone deserves free speech or you're not a free speech champion, you can't have it both ways.

Oh please every time these people infiltrate a website it becomes absolute trash, every single time. Free speech does not mean you are obliged to giving these shitheads a place to organize.


>Either everyone deserves free speech or you're not a free speech champion, you can't have it both ways.
I ain't gonna waste my breath speaking up for people who would shut me down if given the chance.
Free speech shoudn't be defended as a superior moral principle but as a tactical tool.


The tactic here is establishing an open community where we can convert normal people to our sides. If you allow everyone to make insular silos that don't connect together then you've failed.


Lol, this is what they get for trusting some bullshit like gab.

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This Thread Has Been Re-appropriated for leftypol.org Usage.

General thread meant for the discussion of the mobile app for browsing leftypol.org, known as clover.

Releases can be found here:
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It is caused by new changes in Kuroba itself
I've reverted them, for now

It may be related to the thread watcher, since when deactivated the app doesn't halt
If I have time by the weekend, I'll try to pinpoint the error


I believe its only happening when opening cyclical threads


The commits that introduce the issue are trying to enhance shift-formatting, where if a post is too long, the text is displayed below the thumblnail.

If we are to merge with Kuroba someday, this must be fixed, so I'll be working on it for the next week or two


Don't know if its related, but another new bug that I only started seeing around the same time as the crashing is OP images being wrong. If you have two threads, thread B will have the same image as thread A in the catalog view. Fixes itself if you open the error thread. Quite frequent too


I think that it's fixed now
Still haven't worked on the halting

Please do report if you find any bugs


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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.
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That shit looks old.


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anyone who isn't using this as the background is a revisionist


>the 2020s


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reviving this thread with my shitty persistent live usb, reminder; Arch is the distro of insufferable capitalist retards


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Arch is the vanguard distro that will lead the desktop revolution by buiding Linux with GNU characteristics

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Does /tech/ participate in the Fediverse? Seems to me that this is the sort of social media we should be trying to get people into, even if social media itself is kinda trash.

I've always disliked social media, but after the news at >>>/leftypol/1066439, I've been considering getting into the Fediverse. You see, I would like the people who DO use social media (basically everyone) to be on better platforms, but I feel I cannot demand that from them if I cannot even use them myself. For instance, it would be disingenuous to ask Comrade Cockshott to start his presence in Mastodon after getting banned from fedbook if I could not be there to follow him and boost his follower stats. So..

So, /tech/, any thoughts on the Fediverse? What are some good instances and communities I could join? What are some people I should be following? What implementations are better, Pleroma, Mastodon, something else?

Also fediverse general.
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Now that peertube supports streaming. When should I expect seeing one of you streaming silent hill there?

Get a mastodon account for that


I only stream good games tbh famalam


The e-influencers are getting real agressive with their Rokfin shilling this week. I am genuinely concerned for the future if they corral people into another fucking centralized Youtube clone.


Can someone explain to what the hell the difference is between PeerTube, D.Tube, and LBRY? I've already chosen PeerTube as my alternative to migrate off Youtube, and I'm really annoyed that I can't mount a proper argument against the other two.

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Some anon here earlier was talking about making a standard API for chans/imageboards?

I assume the format will be REST using JSON as a serialization/marshaling format?

This would be great, if all standard chan software could implement this, possibly in addition to server side rendered HTML(optional) for the NO-JS /g/entoo-fags and torfags, people could easily write their own clients, maybe even a desktop app
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I tried reading what NNTP was about, but quit because there is very little info on the topic. I assumed it was a protocol that was built on top of TCP, like an alternative version of zeronet.

Unless you're doing something highly specialized AND have institutional backing, there is no reason not to use HTTP over TCP.


NNTP was an internet protocol used for usenet articles before the world wide web was invented in the early 90s. Its basically dead but theres one anon here who keeps autistically focusing on it, same as /g/entoofags talk about disabling javascript in browser because Stallman told them to like 10 years ago


Vichan's code is littered with nntp protocol autism. It was never completed, afaik.


My assumption was, that NNTP articles were close to a drop-in replacement for IB messages.
After reading the RFC, I must admit NNTP's retrieval of articles by traversing a GROUP is less than optimal for throughput and the structure of NNTP is inherently incompatible with the notion of threads, unless the server automatically moved articles to a new "subGROUP".

However I believe we should think about adopting some NNTP concepts such as:
board hierarchies (perhaps with their own overboards)
ability to retrieve resources through WILDMAT

Observing NNTP also gives us the chance to avoid its shortcomings.
Being able to retrieve messages by their ID is undoubtedly a good thing, but you could implement a request for threads or even boards.

Are operations on threads and boards (and/or matching against messages by date) sufficient to negate the cost of linear traversal, or are there more elaborate data structures, that curb the overhead of common usage.


>Are operations on threads and boards (and/or matching against messages by date) sufficient to negate the cost of linear traversal, or are there more elaborate data structures, that curb the overhead of common usage.

Assuming the threads/posts are stored in a database, aren't most relational and even some non relational dbs based on B/B+ or modified B+ trees? If so average search complexity is O(log n), same for insert and delete.

Thinking about shit on the data structure level is a little too low level for web dev anyway since you would most likely be using a database/store someone else developed and its their job to make it efficient.

>board hierarchies (perhaps with their own overboards)

interesting, would the only point be for overboards?

>ability to retrieve resources through WILDMAT

is that some sort of regex search? Modern intelligent information retrieval techniques have probably obviated the need for that. Most likely using some sort of search engine thats already built although basic search functionality can be built pretty easily in a normal program.

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Many features are exclusive to synapse since they haven't been actually implemented into the matrix protocol yet or are undocumented.
>What element calls "communities" is actually an undocumented matrix feature called "groups".


Why would you say that blindly? Other clients have had e2e for years now.
>visit https://matrix.org/clients-matrix/
>check E2E row
- Element
- weechat-matrix
- gomuks
- nheko Reborn
- DittoChat
- Mirage
- FluffyChat
- Seaglass
- matrix-commander
There is also pantalaimon, a proxy dameon that can encrypt and decrypt E2EE for arbitrary clients.

Disclaimer: I haven't used any of them except for Element, and some like Nheko have disclaimers about their E2EE being 'proof-of-concept'. Read before you rely on it. I recommend Element for E2EE because at least it's been externally audited; I don't know if others have (only because I haven't checked).


Is there a client that supports proxying through Tor?


Good question

You're right, I apologize.

Reposting features from the feature-list that I think are critical for leftypol:
>E2E: weechat-matrix, Element Web/Desktop, gomuks, nheko Reborn, Mirage, FluffyChat, matrix-commander
>MMA*: weechat-matrix, Spectral, Quaternion, Mirage, matrix-commander
>VoIP: Element Web/Desktop, nheko Reborn,
>*: Multiple Matrix Accounts**
>**: Because it's pretty wise to compartmentalize online commie terrist activity like this from let's say your legal name or other uniquely compromising information (we're an open target of both state actors and nazis).

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We need a port of the soyjak script for this website
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Why not both?


>socdem lacks a heart
>sabocat lacks courage
>trotsky can't go home
>ML lacks a brain
wow it's perfect


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Looks like wojak is back on the menu, boys.


>do you even need a calculator when you can just crunch numbers with a pencil and paper?
>using calculator for arithmetic with numbers of less than 4 digits
do americans really?


I legit met american girl who couldn't multiply 9 by 7 so anything is possible with them

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will Desktop PCs ever switch to RISC processing, or is it time to take the bluepill and switch to Apple?
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so why does x86 still have so much power draw?


idk, not an expert on the power side. Ask a semiconductor engineer. Intel's chips are mainly used in desktop/server environments anyway so its possible using less power isn't a design priority for them anyway, or at least as much of one
open hardware implies open architecture


roughly speaking, more transistors generally implies higher power consumption.


>No RISC processors are up to performance level with AMD let alone intel


the process of decoding x86 into a risc-like language is extremely complex

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Is it possible to get access to some form of VPN if you can't afford a monthly subscription? I tried openvpn with some open servers but I'm a techlet and I don't think I've set it up properly, it barely seems to hide anything.
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>thinking blockchain is exclusively about ancapistan and not just an easy way to securely decentralize a server.


How tf does blockchain even work?


Your argument was…what exactly? That a decentralized toy network that uses the exact same protocol standards as tor while also being based on blockchain technology and working at a fundamentally lower level is bad because….reasons? It's always fags who lack an actual substantive argument who say "muh not an argument" bullshit.


you keep public ledger where every new transaction record requires consensus


tor has and can be broken

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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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my tech advice is to use virtual box


I unironically built computer with late 90s Pentium few years ago. I was going through psychosis and my thinking process was that I'd rather fry less than $300 CAD then fry few thousand building my first computer. It ran openbsd okishly before my basement got flooded.

What you should do is just go to ebay and look for vintage processor. finding compatible motherboard could be bit more of a challenge tho. After assembly, just grab old windows installation images from archive.org (like here https://archive.org/details/win98se_201607) and you can have your own time machine to comfiest time in human history


>Old junk
Dos games look better on a Tube Monitor than on an LCD or High Res Display anon. They also sound better on soundcards that were designed for that time period. It's the same reason why people still play playstation 1 on a ps1 on a tube TV. It just feels better. Also I love computers just in general and I think having a workspace that reflects the old 90's aesthetic would be a neat and interesting project.

Based. I was also thinking about buying a fucking 80's computer for lurking BBS and Gopher and shit. What do you think about that?


eh if you are just in for the feels not engineering part of vintage computing it might not be a bad idea to buy old macs. I have powerbook G4 somewhere that runs debian. debian dropped support for 32bit powerpc so I have to migrate to gentoo whenever I get time to do so.

My plan is to cross compile kernel and packages on my modern machine so I don't accidentally kill aging hard drive.


>Dos games look better on a Tube Monitor than on an LCD or High Res Display anon.
>It's the same reason why people still play playstation 1 on a ps1 on a tube TV.

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