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nice 1 m8



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What's that painting about? Looks like a Comintern convention, and Lenin is speaking



haven't seen any talk about OpenStreetMap on here. any other users/contributors?
I like to contribute using StreetComplete when I'm on walks and JOSM when I'm at home and bored
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Probably not


What app for android to use for hiking and google maps replacement?


I use OsmAnd~ it can show trails and you can download the maps offline: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.osmand.plus/

But the quality of the map will depend a lot on where you are.


I use it, but it lacks public transport data in most places google maps has it. This includes state owned public transport, so you'd think that data would be easy enough to integrate.


so add it then
it'd be best of course if we could get goberment employees to OSM


What's the best way to share files in a small group using a browser, like Google Drive, but not using Google?
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Forgot to mention that the effect that –symmetric has is that the same password will be used for decrypting and encrypting and you don't need to generate or manage any encryption keys.


Depends what you're trying to do. Are these shares mostly one off? Do they need to be retained for a long time and/or have a system of ownership/checking in an out/changes made over history? How large do the files need to go up to each?

>I need to use a service that is proprietary and has privacy concerns for one reason or another, be it GoogleDrive, Dropbox etc. Can it be safer?

Cryptomator is a simple way to use a big name service while also basically encrypting everything before uploading, without a lot of manual fucking around. Just something to keep in mind if for whatever reason you end up stuck on Google Drive .

>Files for immediate download with shared links and without account requirement

Something based on Pomf / Uguu (linked by anon above) or an instance of Send (like https://send.ephemeral.land/ ,) which is end to end encrypted. Note many of these have expiration and file size limits ,or the instances can often go down if the owner runs into some issue, can't afford to pay etc. Not for long term storage of important stuff.
>Account focused (if not necessarily required) hosts
ProtonDrive is almost exactly a drop in replacement for GoogleDrive, but not hosted by Google and goes along with Proton's expanding assortment of There are others; Mega is popular. Filen is up and coming and a nice alternative. There are many other end to end encrypted hosts with differing amounts of storage, costs, and features.
>Self-hosting or multiple host potential, FOSS encrypted solutions
All of these you can host on your own hardware, install it on a site you own/config, rent hosting with a pre-config instance, or sometimes use an existing instance. NextCloud has a ton of features that you can enable as you wish. CryptPad can do storage or collab stuff . There are others as well.
>FOSS encrypted Utility that's distributed, peer to peer, or require prearranged nodes/endpoints
Syncthing is great for syncing between known endpoints but you need to have storage, set it up etc. Can be used for collab but its not its main thing. OnionShare sends stuff through TOR among other features. RetroShare has a lot of features so long as you can invite the users you wPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Don't you need a static IP for that? My ISP sells static IPs to registered businesses. It's what stops me from doing something actually useful with my rpi4


>What's the best way
impossible to answer without you detailing your requirements, metric of goodness etc
NextCloud should work well, but requires that you know how to host things


Any way of hosting my nextcloud instance on hardware I own if I don't have a static IP address? I mean can I use a VPS as a proxy for the server nextcloud is running on so the domain always redirects to my vps static addres, but that forwards it to my home dynamic address and somehow detects when it changes to a new one automatically? I have a 2TB HDD and a RPI laying around. Or maybe host next cloud on the cheapest VPS and then mount a network file system to it from my home, but I think I'd have to solve the same issue.

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host name



vnc server Url?

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Know some good shit on Tor? Let us know. Whether it be substitutes for clearnet services, or just the .onion domain for whatever, or just something cool.

What I found:
>privacytools.io site
>Invidious (YouTube front-end)
(Clearnet version: https://vid.puffyan.us/ )
Requires enabling certain scripts to work unfortunately. You can sign up and make a list of subscriptions though.
>Nitter (Twitter front-end)
>/leftypol/ (/leftypol/)

Some things I was interested in hearing about:
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Seems like Dread is up again (for now at least)

Thanks for the instagram thing it helped me.



>moves the post explaining op was made pre-split to /gulag/


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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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The closest analogue to activities i know of are cwm groups. In cwm they replace virtual desktops though:
By default windows spawn in the group 1. Windows may be moved to other groups based on the numbers 0-9. Any group besides group 0 can be toggled and there are settings to automatically assign new windows to the last toggled group or a specific group based on their name. Most cwm keybindings are keyboard-focused, so you might need to adjust key/mouse-bindings. It accomodates other desktop ui programs well with group 0 and an option to restrict the area where windows spawn. It requires you to edit a text configuration file, that is fairly self-explanatory.

tl;dr If you have 9 or less KDE activities without virtual desktops or KDE widgets, cwm might be for you.

You might also want a standalone session manager. It sounds like it does exactly what activities do, but i'm unsure having never used one.
The KDE wiki has no indication that activities do sandboxing. An open forum thread from 2019 has a brief discussion on integrating applications sandboxing into Plasma and an r/kde comment section from 2021 recommends bubblewrap or firejail.
I made separate user accounts for my browsers and share files in /tmp.


Does OpenSUSE package codecs in their repositories? Fedora doesn't and you need to add RPM Fusion to get them.

I think Kubuntu would be more stable but still easy to use. If you don't mind reading the wiki, you could also try Void Linux.


no time for love


Hi, this is me: >>19614
I have been trying out opensuse for a week now.

It's alright.
The performance of it is weirdly janky sometimes, but I am using btrfs for the first time.
My favorite part is the dedication of doing everything with a gui.

I originally used linux mint, but I switched since of crashes and bluetooth issues – but now in setting up this install, I realized the issue for both could've been low swap space (which linux mint made 2gb when I use 16gb of ram), and tlp being responsible for the bluetoother fuckery respectifully.

I was originally going to install Fedora, but the installation deeply pissed me off since I was trying to set it up so /home/ was a seperate partition, and Fedora was either refusing to cooperate, or is insanely un-intuitive.
Maybe I'll try it again down the line, or maybe >>19615 .
My philosphy of what distro I want to use (at the moment) is I want something that I can recommend to anyone.

>Does OpenSUSE package codecs in their repositories
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Anyone have a setup to play downloaded content on the TV?

My current top goal would be to have:
>VPN torrent downloads + easy web interface to add torrents or easy way to upload content via local network
>reasonably cheap

I was reading online and I'm thinking of getting a cheap raspberry pi, installing something nice, and getting an external HDD which are now very cheap.

Interested in learning what setup you have if any.
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>need to find the correct dvd in collection
>back start hurting
nah fam i prefer automating my movie experience it, my pi can stream in 4k + download the correct format and movie while a busy taking care of your aging mom.


I haven't seriously pirated shit in like 10 years but it's gotten so annoying. Please help me piracy chads in establishing a flow.

I have a Google Shield (just a device that has Android TV, capable of installing apps), a television and an external HDD.

I would love to simply add a torrent and have that downloaded/available on my device somehow. I remember their used to be this solution where you could add series names and they would be automatically downloaded/extracted/placed on your device.


My set-up used to be the tv which has a usb input and my harddrive

i watched so many seinfelds and thor movies on it


You can rip your own Blu-Rays and DVDs and watch them on Kodi instead


If you have space on a PC or spare laptop or whatever, you can set up a Jellyfin streaming server that can be accessed by a Kodi client on a Pi

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OpenAI chief goes to US congress to propose licenses for building AI.
>"I am nervous about it," CEO Sam Altman said about elections and AI, adding rules and guidelines are needed.

"Ethics in AI" is so liberal easily co-opted to promote:
- monopoly capitalism (hinder competitors)
- state power (prevent democratization, prevent ordinary people developing AI)
- imperial power (sanctions to prevent non-compliant nation states developing AI).
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Morons ITT actually think AI isn't a pyramid scheme that only benefits a small pool of capitalists lmfao
Yeah, turns out the technology that at best regurgitates Wikipedia articles and turns Hitler into an anime girl doesn't have that much use


>all this is is OpenAI and similar companies being afraid of competition and seeking regulatory capture


Now the question is: can one generate this art with an AI…


Even if they succeed in passing laws that will help porky control this tech, the barrier to entry is so low they won't be able to prevent rogue development.

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Do I really need to have a github repo showing a bunch of projects that would make executives wet when applying for a programming job now?
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Not necessarily. However, you should work on projects outside of work to increase your skills, regardless of where you keep the source code.


Why? Cashiers don't practice giving back change in their free time why should I waste my time with this shit?


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How did you even get into coding if you didn't already have personal projects that drive you to learn it? Your workplace isn't going to teach you from scratch and courses are just to certify you understand the bare minimum of a language.
Coding is art, if you don't come into it seeing yourself as an artist then you probably aren't cut out for it. You have to have a portfolio like any other art job.


> Coding is art

PB mindset


gatekeeping art is apex "pb" though

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The best method for extracting Blu-Ray source files is through VLC with libaacs installed. CTRL + D in VLC, select Blu-Ray and the mounted Blu-Ray drive, select "Convert" from the drop-down menu, select "Dump raw input" and the destination, then "Start".
Web rips are complicated and depend on the platform

To turn source files into something that most people can automatically run on their media players, you can use FFmpeg on the command line, or settle for its restricted GUI frontend, Handbrake
https://ffmpeg.org/ (https://ffmpeg.org/documentation.html)
For a container, MKV and MP4 are obviously the standards
For a video codec, HEVC (x265) and AV1 (libaom/SVT-AV1/rav1e) are currently the most efficient at compression
For audio, opus is roughly 2x more efficient than mp3, with 64kbps being subjectively CD-quality in most cases. FLAC is a solid lossless format. Both formats support 5.1/7.1 channels although mapping them can be tricky and broken in FFmpeg
The trick is to find a compromise between file size (smaller bitrate) and quality. It's better to start off by encoding at the lowest possible bitrate and then moving up incrementally until you find the right one
Subtitles can be taken from the ripped source, done yourself, or imported from a website like Subscene
Extras from the source can be transcoded into their own files
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> For audio, opus is roughly 2x more efficient than mp3
Why is it not more widespread?


SoundCloud switched to it in 2016, and I think it’s used by other big streaming platforms more and more lately
Some rippers are experimenting with it (search for it in qBittorrent’s search engine)


>In late 2014 and 2015, Google's video platform YouTube started offering Opus audio along with VP9 video in the WebM file format, through DASH streaming.
>Since 2016, WhatsApp has been using Opus as its audio file format.
>Signal switched from Speex to Opus audio codec for better audio quality in the beginning of 2017.
>In 2018, SoundCloud switched from MP3 to Opus, reducing half of its required bandwidth for music streaming.


Bumping for rarbg 9/11


alternative guide to ripping and compressing blu-rays that uses makemkv instead of vlc https://archive.is/9aqzF

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