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 No.5819[Reply]

Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices
https://cybernews.com/security/walmart-exclusive-routers-others-made-in-china-contain-backdoors-to-control-devices/

Instead of asking for libre hardware, burgers are going to demand that production is brought back to the US.

 No.5821

>>5819
>implying their hardwares don't have backdoors.
Oh, lel.

 No.5823

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 No.5829

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 No.5830

>>5819
>that vid
god damn



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 No.5807[Reply]

Privacy on the internet in an inherently retarded and infeasible concept. For most people, privacy does not matter, and it is a good thing. Since its very inception the internet and its communication protocols were never designed with privacy in mind, because humans don't live a private lifestyle. Do you schizos wrap yourself in tinfoil clothing and hide every inch of your skin and use a voice changer when talking to other people IRL? Do you tunnel every single conversation one on one so no other person can overhear you?

You are already monitored on a daily basis, and humans have been in general for thousands of years now, and it is a general way of information exchange and communication among people. Not everyone can live a hermit lifestyle encrypting every bit of traffic that leaves their basement.

The upcoming integration of cloud based services and the IoT among machines, along with increased automation will help more people who don't care about retarded non issues like muh data mining and those super fucking great cooming sites you searched for the other month. Maybe you neckbeards should try leaving your house more often and realize that technology exists to serve social needs and thus information IS required in the process. Using busted up, old, Thinkpads and then cutting off hardware wiring does not make you any more special or 'secure'. Secure from what? Who exactly are you trying to hide from? Motherfucker I can guarantee that most of these self proclaimed 'privacy enthusiasts' are friendless losers, so nobody would care either way if anything happened to you.

The average human lifespan is around 80 years now, all that time that could be spent being open and social with people, living a carefree life, and instead you spend it on some vague concept of being 'le based privacy chad hackerman', someone who is so non-existent, even online, that the people of your own forums and imageboards won't recognize you.

You won't look back at all those years wasted on ricing up your machines and encrypting your TOR mails for gazillionth time, just in case of that tiny off chance that a glowie decided to read your smut collection that particular day. Though you might remember the day you had a good laugh with your friends on dickcord or other 'privacy nightmares'.

Unless you're an Illegalist, in which case please carry on.
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 No.5841

I don’t really care about data tracking by itself, but how it’s used. at least if China takes my data it will be contributed to something useful like AI instead of “marketing business analytics” or whatever faggot bullshit research field small dicked ex-jocks are coming up with these days.

 No.5842

>>5841
>at least if China takes my data it will be contributed to something useful like AI instead of “marketing business analytics”
lmao this is your brain on dengism

 No.5843

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>>5841
>it will be contributed to something useful like developing mass surveilance, datamining and profiling instead of developing mass surveilance, datamining and profiling
If you're on this board you should know better.

 No.5844

> I'll go to bunkerchan's /tech/ and ask for glow meme material
&lt that won't work, plus you'll be off-topic
> well, what if I write a post that emits so much radiation that glow memes would be the natural response
&lt sure, go for it

 No.5872

>>5841
>It's okay when the porkies are yellow



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 No.5798[Reply]

Seeing the Internet of SHIT being more popular than ever makes me think people are never going to be "redpilled" about mainstream technology.

Also, sorry for posting twitter screencaps.

 No.5802

Sometimes relatives tell me they bought a smart vacuum robot or whatever the fuck and I have to put effort into not showing my power level. Not that they're going to listen to me even though they know I've got a degree in this shit.

 No.5820

it's almost as if burgers want their corporate daddies to get it in raw



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 No.5799[Reply]

Google(tm) Task Mate(tm), the new quirky way of wageslaving for less than minimum wage!

 No.5800

All this trash is missing is EXP points and levels

 No.6406

If my life ever hits such a low point that I'm less-than-minimum-wage cucking myself in this gimmick economy shit I'll just quit everything and become a fucking NEET.

 No.6759

>>6406
we’re already getting there with shit like Uber and Lyft.



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 No.5792[Reply]

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/science/artificial-intelligence-ai-gpt3.html
As if the noise-to-signal ratio of internet content wasn't bad enough.
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 No.5835

>>5834
>literally >60% of all reddit activity is bots
And the other 40% is redditors acting like bots.

 No.5840

>>5794
interesting idea!

 No.5913

>>5794
An AI trained with this website as a dataset would be an abomination.

 No.5917

>>5913
Someone should do it

 No.5929

>>5794
It's not available to the public because they don't want anyone but glowies to have it iirc
>>5913
/leftybot/ when?



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 No.5783[Reply]

So this is the best modern science can do? Video game consoles?

 No.5811

I'm really starting to think that porky's running low on steam.

 No.5817

capitalism == innovation

 No.5822

>>5811
Ha, steam. Get it, because steam engine.



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 No.5778[Reply]

Land of the free.
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 No.5911

>>5781
yes, Luke Smith

 No.5912

>>5851
>the tech support guy would call me every month I went over the limit and demand that I stop downloading.
Holy shit imagine being such a cuck that you can't even throttle your customer and have to ask him to stop.
>N-NO! You can't just torrent all of Big Busta's Gozongas vol. 4-23!!!

 No.7872

>>5851
>>5912
Fucking kek

 No.7873

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>>5912
lmao

 No.7875

>>5778
I was baffled when I learned americunts get data caps. Our standard, basic net subscription is like 30 buck a month for unlimited data and the highest bandwidth installed in your area.



 No.5765[Reply]

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 No.5795

>>5793
I'd rather keep 48*x. 44.1 doesn't divide from standard time bases, higher multiples less so. It was born of a terrible compromise between fatuous Beethoven and an easy to use form factor. Also, production routinely occurs at 48*x, usually 96 or 192. The downmix to 44.1*x will introduce artifacts that didn't need to be introduced.

>>5791
If some teen can hear in that range well, I say more power to them.

 No.5796

>>5795
>If some teen can hear in that range well
Can anyone?

 No.5805

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>>5796
Not really. They seem to be about 5dB more sensitive at high frequencies than their parents' cohort. It's hard to find any research outside the nominal 20-20k band of human hearing.

 No.5806

>>5795
>Also, production routinely occurs at 48*x, usually 96 or 192.
I remember reading this was only the case for movies etc.? And not for music, which has been produced at 44.1*x for years but is being released in 96+ like in movies for hi-res because higher numbers = better marketing.

 No.5847

bump



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 No.5736[Reply]

Do you use any proprietary garbage against your own will because your peers refuse to switch to better alternatives?

Pic related, though only the web client. I don't use anything else that's proprietary, not even youtube.
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 No.6477

>>5750
You are a winrar!

 No.6479

You have to take yourself by the balls and organize the means of communication yourself. Pool a couple of bucks with your comrades for server hosting each month. Don't forget about threat modelling and police investigations. Let's say being a person under 30 using Discord on their ISP logs against person under 30 who visits same jabber server with 10 other people looks entirely different from investigator's perspective and the latter is much easier to investigate since the metadata is already there, no need to send a warrant or set up wiretaps on foreign networks. It becomes even easier with f2f protocols like Tox, Retroshare or Scuttlebutt since traffic never leaves the country if you chat with a neighbor, and it plays on hand with ISP and police profiling. Popular proprietary chat software hosted within foreign jurisdictions is objectively harder to investigate for third world police, bear in mind they can pull tricks like number revocation and reissue to access your chat history on apps that require phone registration, and you already used your real number there. Take adequate precautions with burner phone numbers not associated with your identity, locations, and set up security confirmation codes if available. Otherwise I strongly recommend on utilizing anonymous darknets like Tor and i2p for hiding both server and chatters locations, obfuscating their destinations from ISPs and local law enforcement to a higher degree than using popular chat software which would more eagerly cooperate and in a faster manner than mailing in abuse to all 7 Tor nodes. Anon darknets are not suitable for low latency large capacity voice chats, but otherwise are adequate for file sharing, and probably you shouldn't do voice chats when planning a coup online.nazbolNazbol

 No.6483

>>6479
Is there some onion service that lets you set up chats through tor?

 No.6493

>>6483
You can run XMPP chats through Tor.

 No.6514

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>>5736
Discord, and I fucking hate my guts for using it
Pretty much everyone uses discord, it's programmable with all the bots and whatnot
Every single human on earth that i've ever spoken to uses discord as a side effect of using social media
It's proprietary shit outside of the bots that are programmable, it scans every word you say so you can't be a meanie butthead (god forbid) and it does deals with the feds, its a psych ops done by the agents in ((Langley))

Element is bare bones in userbase compared to discord
and there's literally no other alternative for socializing with people who aren't total schizoids most of the timecaCanadien



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 No.5709[Reply]

I've heard in an older video that Linus Torvalds uses Fedora, and I read on Stallman's webpage that he presently uses a newer distro called Trisquel GNU/Linux.
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 No.5727

>>5726
Like what?

 No.5728

>>5727
like it seemed a lot of community shilling and conspiratorial stuff ceased from occuring on my computer…like random connection issues

this was a few years back…maybe it was that the CIA wanted me to use their distro or exert some further influence or control over me

 No.5729

>>5724
gentoo. it's just a matter of changing your package.use file.

 No.5730

>>5727
i gave a copy of fedora on usb to a homeless person who had similar issues and he said similarly that fedora caused some stuff that was going on to cease

 No.5745

>I noticed that opening Meet or Zoom caused the CPU usage to boost above 100%
>I first experienced the issue after upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04, now I am using Linux Mint 20 with XFCE
>Intel Pentium N3540 Speed: 583 MHz min/max: 500/2166 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 583 2: 583 3: 539 4: 536
>"Quadcore"
>HD Graphics Mesa DRI
>Memory: 3.73 GiB

>That's hardly surprising since it isn't a problem with the operating system. Your machine is incapable of meeting your excessive expectations of it. Even the lowly Intel Atom line of CPUs out-perform the Pentium N3540. Once you go beyond basic email and simple web-browsing, that machine simply is not going to cope.


>Hi everyone, sadly all recommendations did not change anything. However I've been testing a Fedora 33 live image with Xfce and things works perfectly, I've been in more than three meetings with Google Meet (even sharing my screen) and one with Zoom and had no problem at all. I know my hardware isn't very good, but I was sure the problems were not all due to my machine. All my experiences and "experiments" with this issue suggest to me that this is a Debian related issue as I had the same trouble with Debian-based distros. I think I will change to Fedora permanently as this solved my problem. Thank you all for your help and your time.



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