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 No.6213[Reply]

Do chemists just mix and heat weird shit together just to see what happens?
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 No.6292

Well what would YOU do?

 No.6294

>>6213
well based on their previous understanding of the chemicals and what they're made of, they can infer what the effect will be.

 No.6295

>>6213
A good number of them died trying to isolate chlorine.

 No.6298

>>6213
>Do chemists just mix and heat weird shit together just to see what happens?
they also sometime stick electrodes into flasks and see what happens when they zap something, that's how we got batteries.

 No.6376

>>6213
Most of what goes on in chemistry could be boiled down [spoiler] :^) [/spoiler] to that yes.



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 No.6187[Reply]

Darknet markets are as close as it gets to a free market, where you can order drugs and have it delivered to you by mail. The purpose of this thread is to discuss opsec, ask for help and discuss markets in general. This thread should be fully legal as long as you don't solicit or facilitate illegal transactions, meaning:

&ltDon't beg to buy from someone
&ltDon't attempt to sell to anyone here
&ltDon't link to dealer Instagram/Reddit/Snapchat accounts. These accounts are run by either scammers or feds.
&ltDon't directly link to any market. These links could be fake scam/fed markets, designed to phish your login details and steal your cryptocurrency. Only use https://dark.fail/

The following is my personal recommendation for good opsec while conducting business, however, you must [b]read the darknet market bible[/b] (.pdf attached) after you are done with this post. If you don't read theory, it's likely you will be caught and convicted.

>Will I be 100% safe?

In theory, no. The darknet market bible, together with this thread, is meant to minimize the risk of getting caught as much as possible. If you follow the exact procedure outlined in the bible, you should be okay, especially as a small-time buyer.

Tails
Tails is an Linux-based operating system that runs entirely on your RAM and is wiped when PC is powered off. If the cops intercept your item, conduct a controlled delivery and seize your machine, they will not be able to find evidence linking you to the package and you can deny involvement via a lawyer.
You will want to install the Tails operating system to a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage. Personally, I'd go for USB 3.0, with at least 16GB storage for persistent volume purposes, or even 128GB or more if you want to store the Monero local node on it. You also need a PC with at least 1GB RAM to run Tails. The bible contains a guide for installing Tails in [b]2.A.2 Installing Tails[/b]. You can download it here:
Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.6799

>>6795
Sure, but no one except for that rando is going to see your address.

I rather give my address to some random then my local dealer, that dude is a creep.

 No.7858

>>6245
Based
Made by illegalist gangpiratePirate

 No.7859

>>6795
>>6799
>he doesn't send it to an abandoned house
NGMIpiratePirate

 No.7860

>>7859
Not joking, can you please do a similar step-by-step guide for this?
I know some people actually do this but when I tried to figure out how to do it practically it became really hard, also didn't find any guides for it. Like how do you even know a place is abandoned rather than just temporarily empty? Won't abandoned houses also lack a mailbox / public address for mailmen?
Ty.

 No.7863

>>7860
NGL I was just shitposting and I've never bought any illegal shit but you can try and sign the place up for spam mail maybe to test if the address works - I don't have a guide or anything on-hand and it was just something that popped to mind randomly as a solutionpiratePirate



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 No.6155[Reply]

>with the power of ai and machine learning we built this 300% efficient quantum supercomputer to make the world go fully green and STOP climate change by 2025

 No.6156

>>6155
I know people like this. talking to them is pain

 No.6157

Any type of "AI will fix it" talk makes me roll my eyes, really

 No.6158

What will really happen:

 No.6194

>>6158
As someone who got into a job that had machine learning knowledge as a requirement, this is completely true. They had a database of all their phone calls and wanted me to improve an algorithm that tried to determine the mood of the person they called to get to sell them useless trash.



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 No.6134[Reply]

Is a singularity even plausible? *asking leftists*

Like my personal opinion no. because if we enter a singularity what's to say that we didn't have the intelligence to create our own information I:E if we manage to create bots smarter than us then why would we let them fuck up the world. we would probably use them to teach us what they know and then burn them once we have the information.

humans know bots don't have feelings feeling and consciousness are only experienced by living things bot can only retain information and use that information to make more information then we grab that information. That's what we do now with calculators after all

what do you think?

 No.6135

Well of course it's possible, just not on the near future. A better question is if it is desirable. Also keep in mind humans have a tendency towards self-destruction, just look at what's happened in the latest centuries.

And who's to say a sufficiently intelligent AI can't develop feelings of their own? They'll most probably be completely alien to us, though.

 No.6137

>>6134
If the Singularity means an artificial intelligence that improves it self faster and faster, that is not possible, because it violates the law of diminishing returns. If it just means that humanity could build vast artificial intelligences that run most of society like in the Ian Banks Culture novels that is possible.



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 No.6131[Reply]

Solve the verification problem before it's too late and it's enforced because "who will think of whomever the fuck". Time is running out.
All those takedowns really made the anti-privacy goons come out. "Just give them your ID", "it's necessary for the whatever", "what do You have to whatever".
Also I don't care about porn but it's the only picture I found that fits.

 No.6136

The development of neural networks and its consequences have been a disaster for the internet.

 No.6139

>>6131
lol
porn will be over saturated by deepfakes, GANs, and AI.
Textual porn is already fucked thanks to GST3 and other bots.

Saturate it all imo



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 No.6127[Reply]

For a site known predominantly for leftism and marxists ideology I was expecting more threads on factories and better methods of mass producing state demanded goods on its tech board. Oh well, stay in school and work hard y'all
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 No.6138

I always like hardware manufacturing over software.

Whenever I've visited mills or shops, even once a real industrial smelter and forge, the machines and ambience were amazing. Some of this tech runs well even though it's over 100 years old.

Recently I visited an old 19th century factory that had been converted into a fabricator centre with 3D printing and CNC milling

>mfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gIMZ0WyY88

 No.6142

>>6132
You can't 3d print steel you need to mold or shape it into useable machinery dipshit!!

 No.6167

>>6142
3D print metal microparticles and then put it in a kiln.
nothin personnel kiddo

 No.6283

>>6167
Apparently there's an Australian one that does it by blasting the stuff out so fast it welds on contact.

 No.6306

>>6283
source ?
how do they deal with oxide layers ?



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 No.6074[Reply]

Goodbye vim, you have treated me well. We emacs now. Post emacs/comfy memes
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 No.7529

>>7527
Emacs is a hacked together abomination but it's still the best text editor and operating system in existence.
The next Emacs release should be much faster because it will be GTK native and GCCEmacs will be merged.
But you are not totally wrong. Eventually, Emacs will either need a revolutionary overhaul that will force a total rewrite of several essential functions in order to become multithreaded OR it will need to be retired in favor of a new editor that is built for the 21st century. All of the fine tuned optimizations we are seeing at the Elisp level are trying to delay the inevitable.

 No.7561

Depends on what I'm writing. If it's something really short I use nano, if I'm writing something longer in C I'll use emacs.
I do some math stuff so I use python a lot, and I've recently found Spyder which makes my life much easier and is actually fun, though it makes my shitty laptop have a heart attack whenever I open it.

 No.7563

>>7561
>spyder
Use google colab notebooks for python. You can do it all online, might help your computer performance

 No.7585

>>7527
It seems to be a healthy project to me. Emacs is still getting plenty of bugfixes and some new features. By software standards it is ancient, and it does have a lot of baggage because of it, but I did not see any signs of it falling apart, at least as an outsider. I don't follow the development mailing list itself, only the emacs-news, so I might have missed the warning signs.

Emacs can do a lot that would surprise you. With pdf-tools it can display PDF files pretty much as good as a standalone PDF viewer: https://github.com/politza/pdf-tools There's a real-time video game written in it: https://github.com/fitzsim/slime-volleyball

 No.7602

>>7563
I actually went from using notebooks to using Spyder, though I still use notebooks for some things, usually writing the code in spyder and then moving it to a notebook.

The only reason I'd use colab is because as far as I understand you run the code on google's servers rather than the laptop, but I actually have some access to a cluster anyway.



 No.6055[Reply]

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/eu-wants-iphones-replaceable-batteries-at-what-cost/

>A Dutch financial newspaper reports the European Union (EU) wants to establish a new regulation that would “force electronics manufacturers to facilitate easier battery replacements.”


>It’s been years since flagship phones and laptops came with easily removable batteries, especially from companies like Apple. Have tech companies pulled the wool over our eyes? Or do people not care as much about removable batteries as the EU thinks?


>If you buy a phone today, chances are you can’t easily remove the battery yourself. If you really want to try it out, it’ll require dozens of steps, including the removal of delicate pieces like the screen and the logic board. It’s not for the faint of heart.


>I took a poll, asking people if an easily replaceable battery was a major factor when buying a phone. Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority wouldn’t buy a phone just for a replaceable battery.


>Maybe we’ve all fallen for Apple’s marketing schemes. Maybe we could’ve had super-thin, sturdy phones with replaceable batteries all along. We believed the explanation that Apple provided because its phones thin and waterproof, and that’s what we wanted at the time.


Hopefully this applies to laptops too.
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 No.6415

>>6069
yer on the wrong board

 No.7396

>>6060
>EU is the only defense against Big Tech short of actually overthrowing capitalism.
They only do this sort of stuff because the US has the monopoly on tech and its a way to rival them. Its just inter-porky infighting and is naive to praise one side

Also most of their regulations comes with the increased dependance on EU products that can comply with them

 No.7640

>>6055
>Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority wouldn’t buy a phone just for a replaceable battery.
I would. The last two phones I've owned died because they gradually stopped being able to hold a charge.

 No.7841

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https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383301/eu-ai-regulation-draft-leak-surveillance-social-credit

>The European Union is considering banning the use of artificial intelligence for a number of purposes, including mass surveillance and social credit scores. This is according to a leaked proposal that is circulating online, first reported by Politico, ahead of an official announcement expected next week.


>If the draft proposal is adopted, it would see the EU take a strong stance on certain applications of AI, setting it apart from the US and China. Some use cases would be policed in a manner similar to the EU’s regulation of digital privacy under GDPR legislation.

 No.7849

>>7841
Holy based.



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 No.6028[Reply]

Japan Will Fund AI Technology to Pair Singles Based on 'Emotional Quotient'
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-birth-rate-ai-couples-dating-b1768090.html

This is Silicon Valley tier, in that it doesn't actually address the real issue.

 No.6029

they’re one step away from state appointed gfs

 No.6037

And I thought hookup apps were dehumanizing enough.

 No.6038

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if this leads to personalized vocaloid gfs running GNU/Linux CRITICAL SUPPORT

 No.6045

>>6038
you really saw japan in the headline and had to post this shit huh

 No.6053

Based on the description this is not even an expert system just some weak ass similarity metric?

>>6038
The stated goal is to make people breed, not to make them happy.



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 No.6031[Reply]

Is this my best option for removing the Google/Apple yoke of servitude? I want to piss off all my proprietary fag coworkers who think applife is the future of computing.
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 No.6052

>>6051
This isn't even what the thread is about and you started autistically screeching about an article I didn't even post. Good night.

 No.6301

Second hand or refurbished Samsung flagship model like S5 or S7 installed with LineageOS and properly degoogled is the answer you are looking for.

The online guides are easy and Samsung also provides Odin tool for loading the recovery which is only for windows, but an alternative to heimdall.

 No.6302

>>6301
i got a pinephone because of the open source bootrom

 No.6303

>>6046
Seconding. The way to prevent apps from violating your privacy is to refrain from installing garbage on your phone. It's definitely worth to have a non-gimped OS that makes the device a tiny computer, rather than an appliance with more computing power than it can use.

 No.6307

>>6303 (me, after board transplant)
This being said, I do understand people being mad at Purism for their misleading marketing. They're making an expensive toy for nerds who want a combination phone and single-board computer, while marketing it as a privacy-oriented phone for normies. This isn't going to end well.



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