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Russian ransomware gang recruits hackers via fake security company
>CNBC's Eamon Javers joins Shep Smith to report on a Russian gang that's using a fake security company to recruit hackers, according to Microsoft.
Let's bankrupt the Great Satan and redistribute the accumulated wealth to the Third World! Recruit yourselves ASAP before the site gets shut down! Also don't forget to spread your obtained skills HERE!


The mentioned site is bastionsecure.com.

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If our enemies use chatbots to spam their ideology, should we?

Would it be possible to, say, train a chatbot by feeding it texts from a particular writer so that it would spam theory at people? Or are chatbots not yet good enough for something that's actually coherent and developed? Would an effective communist chatbot have to stick to something simpler like slogans? Or perhaps is there a better way of using the same sort of technology, like scanning for an appropriate moment to post actual quotes?

Would it even be worth the effort for the nudge it would give public opinion?


I have an account with OpenAI that gives access to their GPT-3 playground. Don't know if they made that public yet. If anyone has cool ideas I can fuck around with it.


Is there a way to train a bot using books?


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You don't train GPT-3, it's kind of a pre-trained black-box that you input different prompts to and get the output of. You can train GPT-2 though, there's some colabs out there so you can do it on Google's servers. Trained it on all my dream logs. Was pretty spooky tbh.


this is like wittgenstein early tractatus levels of bullshit, impressive work anon

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New M$ Spyware/Malware dropped today.
What do you think about Win11? Have you tried it? A lot of PC's lack the requirements necessary to run it and Win10 will only get support until 2025, do you think this opens a new window of opportunity for linux distros?
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>How to Install Windows 11 without TPM / with unsupported CPU / less than 4GB RAM


There's an easier way, just use the newest rufus, there's an option there to create a bootable drive with all those retarded checks disabled.


I wish I stayed on win7 when 8 & 10 came out so I'm gonna stay on 10 for awhile. I tried Linux but it was always an effort to get things to install.


>I tried Linux but it was always an effort to get things to install.
I don't find installing modern Linux any harder then Windows though I've been doing this since the 90s when Unix and Linux was much harder to setup.


8 was puke pure phone interface so I stayed the fuck away. I still use 7 which will be my last (personal) Windows machine.

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How close are we technologically to creating 3d projectable holograms like in science fiction?

Is such a thing even possible by the laws of physics?
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Volumetric displays
you can buy the first ones now, but they only do photo. perhaps in the near future it will do motion and your tv will be volumetric making it feel more like a window then a flat screen.


not a real hologram (like tupac and MJ),it's a 2D projection made on stage on an thin and transparent inclined surface that give the illusion of depth.


The full hologram with light emitting voxels (3dpixels) floating in mid air without any substrate or mirror tricks are in the extremely early proof of concept stage with extremely crude projections.

One way to do is using lasers that ionize "dots of air" to create a small plasma bubble that briefly emits visible light like a glowing point source.

Here is a more advanced one that can do some amount of tactile feed back and also sound by moving around a scan particle with acoustic energy


Lmao that looks like some shitty Chinese-made toy/decoration of some kitchy picture stored in a small packet of water that I would buy from a coffee stand for 0.99$


what about shit like the holograms from star wars


What's everyone think of this language? looks like a statically typed, compiled version of ruby?
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Can it compile to binary/metal (I forgot the proper term) instead of LLVM?


Despite having its own language, LLVM is a compiler infrastructure first and foremost.
The manpage of crystal also says it to compile to native code by default:
>CRYSTAL(1) Crystal Compiler Command Line Reference Guide CRYSTAL(1)
>crystal – Compiler for the Crystal language.
>crystal command [switches] programfile – [arguments]
>Crystal is a statically type-checked programming language. It was created
>with the beauty of Ruby and the performance of C in mind.
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Kinda nice but I don't think you can use existing Ruby libs because Crystal's stdlib is slightly different.


True, but that turned out to be a major problem when the original dev stepped down from the project. Look up old issues in the github repo around that time. People mass-complained about the language choice, and it looked like the project might die very soon because nobody could fix anything. Invidious is the kind of thing that needs incessant changes because it's playing cat and mouse with Youtube.

Fortunately the current devs are extremely active and will also test and merge your patches very quickly, so it wasn't that fatal.

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Most businesses are never ever innovative and rarely ever produce anything to consumers that isn’t overpriced garbage but they might’ve done something different. This is genuinely one of the only companies I’ve seen that
>actually innovated without government aid
>actually produced a finished product
>actually treated its workers decently
>expanded in size naturally through genuine labour
What was different about IBM compared to other companies and why the fuck didn’t succumb to the same hyper culture vapourware faggotry that is the rest of the American big tech industry?
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>Most businesses are never ever innovative
I agree with you here but provide some examples
>actually innovated without government aid
>actually produced a finished product
>actually treated its workers decently
Proofs and examples for all of these claims.
>expanded in size naturally through genuine labour
What does genuine labour mean and how does it differ from the expansion of other capitalist enterprises?
>succumb to the same hyper culture vapourware faggotry that is the rest of the American big tech industry?
Why are you only comparing IBM to the tech industry? IBM has existed for over a century, how do they compare to traditional industries like automobiles, steel, aerospace, chemical? All of these industries made "innovations" over the past 100 years, I don't think IBM is particularly remarkable compared with the likes of Ford or Boeing or Dupont.


they were heavily involve in categorizing jew and communist in Europe that list was later use by the Nazi


Its government funded militarized computer innovations kept it afloat.


They were a monopoly, so they could fund R&D and good salaries. They knew that if they didn't fund R&D they would lose their monopoly status.


This was either written by an autistic 12 year old or is the most advanced rightist sales pitch ever created for former autistic 12 year olds

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I don't really care for tv, but I have been thinking about setting up a satellite dish but i have absolutely no idea where to start.

What can i get with a satellite dish? Does it get too expensive anyway?


You might be able to hook a satellite dish up to an SDR and spy on various things with it.


if its cheap itll wear out in a few months, what devices do you even plan on hooking up to that thing OP? also uyghur


look up FTA receivers
or use it as an antenna for your choice of RF application
also check out nyansat

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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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>computer predicting the future
was a miniseries already


It's funny because China has been making accurate predictions of the future for deacdes and all they needed was dialectical materialism.


and yet they couldn't predict that forcing farmers to make shitty low quality steel instead of food would starve the nation. they failed to predict that their sloppy safety standards would let slip a pandemic from their sloppy chinese labs. and yet many people predicted these things before they happened without dialectricals or whatever nonsense. they failed to predict that building houses on debt nobody can afford to live in might cause some issues. oh dear well maybe one day they will actually predict something and then your comment won't seem completely out to lunch.


They already are predicting things it's just mostly "will X buy this product at this time" so they can serve the ads to you at time you're most likely going to buy it. Whether or not these systems can predict anything on a grander scale is just a bonus to them.


They want to prevent the unpredictable, but that's part of the larger goal of maintaining the status quo. The goal is not to intervene at the level of causes but at the level of effects. Big data is inherently like that, it only spits out correlations and deliberately ignores causation. Causation is too "metaphysical", we only care about raw numbers. Why does somebody want to drive a truck into a crowd? Who cares, what matters is to detect it and manage it. This is why we're also seeing a push for everything "smart" where a set of possibilities is literally pre-programmed, again to prevent the unpredictable. Ideally you won't even be able to commit any act against the system because the "interface" won't have the option, so the system can do away with managing side-effects as well because there won't be any.

This system has no projects, no dreams, no future. It doesn't want to fundamentally change anything. It might create a spectacle of incessant change, but it's all merely an incremental improvement in how to best recuperate and manage.

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I believe that hardware is the most essential component of an electronic, and that as a computers task becomes increasingly convulted the type of hardware a computer needs also increases. This electrification of common tools can increase to the point where everything about a society can be maintained and controlled with a single device or a master computer. What massive steps in society must be taken to build such a contraption


decentralization is the way to go, any one central system will be vulnerable to whoever controls it or whoever hacks it or corrupts it. rather then having all the eggs in one basket: we decentralize. that seems to be the trend. the master computer is more software then hardware. it runs decentralized apps, dapps not apps. they call it the world computer: ethereum.


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decentralization or distribution?


your comment provokes a lot of thought but i have no answers for you. tell me more.

perhaps one issue with full distribution is that it requires all participants to have the computing power and bandwidth to run the chain. where as with nodes you don't need to personally have a computer with that level of power or that level of bandwidth to use it. however data will become cheaper, computers get more powerful. but demands on the hardware also increase.

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Just want to earn my paycheck to feed myself from something that will work for at least 4+ years and be durable in a chaotic home environment.

I heard stuff about how the new ryzen laptops are crazy good worth of money for the consumer. Don't know much about cpus wars.

Only want to be able to do my work fast on it without lagging under heavy load.

Will be using many many browser tabs, excel sheets, word documents, and pdf softwares. No games or anything. Just work.

What durable laptops would you suggest for these purposes in the $300-500 dollar range. I just want to fully utilize my purchasing power while buying this laptop because i'm kinda loaning the money from somebody else ;-;
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Framework laptop, if an old thinkpad doesn't cut it for you.


Would any Thinkpad do?


Seconding this. Got a T450s years back. I'm not exactly a power user, but it was a reliable daily driver for school and personal use. IMO these magnesium body thinkpads have some of the best build quality of any laptop out there. I've traveled with it,dropped it so many times, and it's at the age where laptops start falling apart but it's still going strong without any mechanical issues.

T480 is still relatively modern and is the last model with hot-swappable batteries, upgrade-able RAM, and upgrade-able SSD. The last model with socketed CPU is the T440p, but it's an older model and has an infamously poor trackpad (which can be upgraded however).


>>11938 (me)
Wanted to correct myself and say that in addition to T440p, the W540 and W541 also have socketed CPUs. However, they're becoming memepads which has seen their prices go up considerably.

summary: Classic Thinkpads (X200->X230, T400->T430, X60/61, T60/61) are becoming less budget-friendly, especially when you factor in the cost of repair (may be necessary) and maxing out the specs for modern use. If you want something to handle modern workloads and still want maximum upgradeability, then T450/T450s -> T480/T480s are your best bet.

As for buying them, avoid big retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. Ebay is usually the best secondhand market, but you can also find plenty of gems on shopgoodwill and craigslist


I bought a refurbished T450s just this year. It's the last thinkpad model that doesn't need screen scaling (1600x900 @ 14.0in = 131 PPI). Screen scaling is still utter shit on any OS. Build quality is worse than early Lenovo / late IBM, less serviceable as well, but still better than other manufacturers. I replaced the keyboard with a Lite-on one. Chiclet keyboard but better quality and has highest key travel compared to other keyboard manufacturers.

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