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Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?
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Maybe Luke Smith is just autistic.


But honestly, there's another type of lolberts. Those associate themselves with the Open Source movement. And these people are actually corporate shills so they're not better than radlibs in that regard. The end-point beneficiaries from all of this are still these big corporations. Again.


>software was dominant they would probably be its biggest supporters
Actually, the same can be said about radlibs too. Do you seriously believe that Twitter users moved to Mastodon because they care about libre software? PFFFFF, it's obvious that it's Mastodon's marketing that made it so popular. It's all about advertisement, both radlibs and the alt-right are easily manipulated target audiences.


Also, do not forget that the alt-right has a fundamental aversion to libre software because it's "communist." From that you can already start creating some narratives like "Libre software was created by Jews to suppress Aryan proprietary developers" end sho on, end sho on. *sniff*


You know, guys? Maybe you're right about him.


I'm a little late to the party, but I now realize we live in an era where billions of devices are using copyleft software (the Linux kernel) yet somehow get away with restricting their users' freedom. How do they get away with it? Is this the "Tivoization" Richard Stallman talked about that was a major impetus for developing GPLv3? Can this all be traced back to Linus refusing to upgrade when GPLv3 was released in 2007? How the fuck did things get so bad?
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> What is tivoization? How does GPLv3 prevent it? (#Tivoization)

> Some devices utilize free software that can be upgraded, but are designed so that users are not allowed to modify that software. There are lots of different ways to do this; for example, sometimes the hardware checksums the software that is installed, and shuts down if it doesn't match an expected signature. The manufacturers comply with GPLv2 by giving you the source code, but you still don't have the freedom to modify the software you're using. We call this practice tivoization.

> When people distribute User Products that include software under GPLv3, section 6 requires that they provide you with information necessary to modify that software. User Products is a term specially defined in the license; examples of User Products include portable music players, digital video recorders, and home security systems.

> Suppose that two companies try to circumvent the requirement to provide Installation Information by having one company release signed software, and the other release a User Product that only runs signed software from the first company. Is this a violation of GPLv3? (#TwoPartyTivoization)

> Yes. If two parties try to work together to get around the requirements of the GPL, they can both be pursued for copyright infringement. This is especially true since the definition of convey explicitly includes activities that would make someone responsible for secondary infringement.

> What is Free Software?

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>most corporations make their programs GPL
rofl citation needed


>Tivo made some bios part that prevented anything that was not official tivo code unable to run.
>This is le bad Tivoization.
Correct, it is bad. Users should have control over their computing, that's the whole fucking point of free software. It's hard to understand how someone has difficulty grasping this concept unless they're arguing in bad faith.


It's actually pretty simple, code that is inherently anti-social (see >>15684) is disrespectful to the community and user. And clearly allowing it has been a net negative for the community over the past decade. The idea that more code = better (also most of this 'more code' priorititizes corporations business needs not users especially in the kernel) , is actually the Apple argument (they probably can say they have best security in the market rn) - fsf has always chosen adaptability over convenience.

RMS is in some respects more Marxist than most Marxists (his arguments always boil down to some form of fully social production unfettered by a market) but he unfortunately or not wraps his language in burger-loving terms like freedom.


a computer is something that computes
smartphones are embedded computers, but still computers

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Share and discuss various p2p alternatives to HTTP/S

Onion router, stable despite a bunch of attacks
Small-world network based on encrypted key-based routing
Distant fork of Freenet that uses garlic routing
Built on distributed hash tables that consolidate data with similar hashes
Torrent-ish web browser that can view websites on the Dat protocol
Friend-to-friend network that does not rely on you setting up a router or having to seed or anything

There's also Lokinet and ZeroNet but they seem weird and gimmicky
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it's the truth
same thing happened with wi-fi


anyone else notice tor network is slow as fuck lately
wonder if it's getting throttled by someone


yeah same here


Would it be possible to receive RSS updates through a pure Tor or I2P tunnel ? Obviously, the RSS feeds would have to be set up on their end too.


>Does gopher:// count? I think it's effectively a darknet even if not designed as one.
gopher + torsocks = l33tn3$$

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>check out news for the new mycroft.ai Mimic 3 TTS engine
>one of the demo videos has a dev with a thick european accent
>he sounds more robotic than the TTS

Anyway, I wonder if /robowaifu/ is having a field-day with this yet. They already have a thread of training-data libraries from cartoon characters.

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Is MediaPortal the based open-source alternative to premium stuff like Kodi and Plex?

Have any of you used it

Is it pirate friendly?


Kodi is FOSS and free to download and install? Anyways anything that lets you stream open codec videos locally is pirate friendly.


Free software alternative*

Anyway, I use Jellyfin for that.


Every media server is pirate friendly.

Based. I fucking love Jellyfin.



>DuckDuckGo Just Got Worse [Mental Outlaw]:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQC28Is_k2k (embedded)
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>There is no reason to use https over http.
Stfu lol
You're an idiot. Just because systems can be compromised and a MITM is possible, doesn't mean it is absolutely useless. That's like saying locking your bike is the same as not locking it because a thief could lock it and the government might have skeleton keys.


first website is alright
2nd website is channer memeshit
>bro geocities epic!!
3rd one seems to be a christoid so instantly disregard everything they write


>channer memeshit
/g/ has a lot of good resources if you know how to dig but if you want to be retarded I won't stop you.


i hope the people that run that site enjoy the lunch money online small businesses pay them to be shilled as the answer to the new globohomo world order to lonely boomers on IBs


>/g/ has a lot of good resources
10 years ago sure.

>if you know how to dig

You have to dig a lot these days.

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We're reaching the point where even fucking documentation is being relegated to walled garden social media.

> The 30 year history of the World Wide Web seems to be one of barely glomming together a relatively robust, relatively well maintained set of information sources and then destroying them at the first sign of a company offering a slicker product.. which then spectacularly dies


I was complaining about this a bit ago. It's crazy to me how seemingly everyone has fbi.gov blinders, even leftists and security and privacy advocates who should know better are weirdly keen on funneling everything they say and do through fbi.gov. Maybe the allure of ruling your own little internet fiefdom is just too strong to resist for most people.


What smartphone do you have? What you recommend? Also share your recommended apps.

I have a Xiaomi Poco F3, I got it for cheap ($280) and has a lot of good features like 5G, 120HZ AMOLED, NFC, a powerful processor etc I don't plan to buy another one for in the next 4-5 years.

My recommended apps:
>Blokada (to block all ads, doesn't need root)
>f-droid (alt app store).
>Bromite and Fennec Fdroid web browsers
>Libretorrent if you want to torrent on your phone.
>Tachiyomi if you want to read manga.
>Radiodroid for radiostations
>Torbrowser for tor proxy/onion service
>Lucky Patcher if you want to fuck around trying to unlock apps for free (Needs Root)
>MX player for videos, Simple Gallery for images.
>New Pipe or YT Vanced for youtube videos.
>foobar2000 or blackplayer for music
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>Design principles:
>Rely on existing, well established protocols
There are too many abandoned IMs on fdroid that didn't follow this.


file manager inspired by GNU Midnight Commander




How did Bill Gates manage to make people forget what a piece of shit he is?
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Also unaware that Microsoft didn't make anything note worthy. Disk operating systems was old hat by 1981, CP/M stood out because it offered portability of applications where software written for say CP/M on the Ti-99 would work on CP/M for the CP/M for the Osborne with little effort (as long as the program didn't directly address hardware). MS-Dos didn't offer this which is why you have somewhat PC compatibles like the Sanyo MBC-550.
As for Windows by the time the first version of MS Windows was released not only was there of course MacOS but the Amiga was released, AT&T Unix had gotten an official desktop, Tandy released Deskmate, Digital Research released GEM, IBM released Top View, and Quarterdeck released DESQView.


Not Jewish or another type of minority so the far right ignores him. He's also able to fly under the radar by playing civility politics and virtue signaling with philanthropy so the your typical liberal ignores him. Stays off social media like Trump and Musk to avoid saying anything controversial. Leftist know he's a scumbag but there are very few in the U.S. with a platform loud enough to complain.


He totally went to the island.



It happened again with Internet Explorer that was just Mosaic that by the time MS re-skinned it as IE was long in the tooth. MS didn't even have the rights to Mosaic (as they used it) as they just bought the licence then refused to pay royalties till they got sued and managed to settle in paying a lump sum along with getting the rights. So when Microsoft was dragged into the anti-trust hearing MS had openly broken copyright law where they were packaged IE with Windows while not having the rights of the copyright holder to do so and still the DOJ still didn't throw the book at them at the end.


post rare tux


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