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Why isn't there a open source book format?

Adobe and Kindle have a monopoly on their property formats, (mobi, azw3, pdf)

Who made .eupb, it has DRM protection so I assume it isn't open source
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yes. and i still hate every windows book reader
i dunno how to enable android sideloading

win 11 was a scam




You mean these?


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oh nvm
I (ironically) read it wrong

Just use DJVU bro

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When actually will be the year of Linux?

Do I need anything in check when turning my old gaming laptop into a linux distro lappy

It is has two gpus, intel and nvidia
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I understand the premise of supercomputers. I was not disagreeing with that.

I specifically am referring to user policy over 1500 computers with 100 managers.


The year of Linux will arrive if China starts producing PC components with architectures they have full controll over to a wide consumer market and Microsoft in a desperate attempt to reduce the market share of products which have supply chains that the Americans can't interfere with and lack built-in backdoors for the NSA somehow "bans" those Chinese processors or other components by making it impossible to use with Windows. This would drastically increase the global market share of Linux. You might say that it would make no sense for Microsoft to undermine their number one asset, that is monopoly over the OS market, but we have seen the United States do the same thing on a larger scale with the freezing of Russian assets which undermines their general financial dominance or the trade war against China which will on the long-term force the Chinese economy to detach from the chokepoints in the global electronics supply chain that the US is using to blackmail them. If in the scenario I've described earlier Microsoft rejects the nuclear option, then this would surely mean that the American Empire has accepted its inevitable decline and is only a few steps away from its final collapse.


Maybe the first step will be a Chinese console. Like a Tencent console or something.


We already have the Steam Deck that is a Linux console. What would really disrupt the market is Linux office machine that undercuts OEM Wintel machines to the point the likes of Dell and Lenovo goes bankrupt like Atari and Commodore did, leaving US companies with no choice to buy Chinese PCs for their offices if they don't want to assemble themselves.


Seems like kinda an irrelevant question these days, no? Most consumer level computing is done on phones these days, and we all remember just how well Microsoft did in that battle. And while they do hold a grip over business, education and government, it seems like they're fully making a pivot towards software as a service rather than hard windows installs. I could see Linux and Google potentially eating their educational market share in the future, but I think the dominance of Azure, Outlook, Office (especially Excel with the many arcane scripts some businesses rely on) and Active Directory in the business sector has them firmly in trenched, especially for larger, older organizations. And in the case of the US government, their lobbying has successful made many Microsoft owned software a basic requirement to meet DoD standards. I don't think its impossible for Window's market share to diminish if Linux becomes more competitive, the problem is the other "mission critical" Microsoft software that helps keep the platform relevant. And even if suitable alternatives arrive, it would take decades to fully migrate, not to mention they could have proprietary anti-user components as well.

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Lets talk about old computers. I'll start with my belief that disk incompatibility (outside supporting the IBM) really hurt Atari and Commodore, even though the C128 with the 1571 drive can read a number of 5¼" CP/M disks it is the exception even going forward, other then the MSX that was a licenced standard so of course all the manufactures of MSX computers have the same disk standard as that was the point (and the IBM clones naturally copied the IBM Dos disk format).
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Code portability is not big of a problem on modern systems. For example you can make the PS3 a workable Linux workstation where the issue is most Linux code not optimized for the PS3 (yet it is not hard to get most Linux code to work on the PS3 architecture).


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It seems the USSR imported MSX computers for its classrooms. Anyone know if they also made a clone of them?


You appear to be using non-libre codecs in addition to bad cropping and compression. Let me help.


>Anyone know if they also made a clone of them?
I don't know, but they did make several ZX Spectrum clones.


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No offence to the Spectrum but the MSX was a more powerful platform despite what Clive Sinclair and Jack Tramiel said about them back in the mid 80s.

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Hello bigbrained and mentally stable comrades. I need some technical and perhaps also moral support.
Due to circumstances I'm probably gonna have to bite the dust and get a google account and use google drive, under my own name or functionally under my own name as the stuff I'll participate in will be perfectly correlatable to my physical identity. How should I go about this to feed the basilisk as little as possible? Register and use via tor, or VPN + hardened browser? Is it possible to get a google account without giving out my phone number? Any general best practice-type aspects to keep in mind? For context, I use tor browser almost exclusively, stay away from social media etc.
>inb4 muh threat model
I don't have one. I'm not a target; I'm a nobody. I'm just permafreaked about the promised and already existing horrors of surveillance capitalism and of the school that we should all take whatever steps we can afford to make it as costly and unproductive as possible. Also see my nametag. If you have a support group please invite me
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>>You must integrate with capitalist tech corporation
>glow much?
yes you retard, when an actual glowie starts reading your profile you're immediatly gonna be sus for not having any "normal" traffic
>hurr durr I must hide my amazon purchases and my porn viewing habits


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glowie attempts to do a peer pressure, lol
it's normal to avoid the corporate Moloch, it's the only way to be a full human being

And it's indicative of criminal behavior to collect data about people to make profiles about them, that's what predators do when they prepare to attack somebody. Normal people don't do that kind of shit , and it's human to fend off predators like that.

If you have the technical know-how to disable parts or all of their privacy violation stuff, you should do it because that makes you more trustworthy, because it means you are less compromised.


>enable IsolateDestAddr and IsolateDestPort for each
This is a wrong way to go about it, it will slow everything down not just for you but the whole Tor network. Even worse, it won't do stream isolation when you would in fact want to, leading to leaks. Example: if app A and app B connect to the same destination then they will both use the same stream. But it makes more sense for different apps to use different streams.

A better way to achieve stream isolation is to connect to your Tor proxy with a SOCKS proxy username and password. For example, instead of using just 'socks5h://' as a proxy address, use 'socks5h://<name-of-app>:<custom-hash>@'. Then you can achieve isolation both between different apps and also different "profiles" within the same app, without creating too many circuits.


Did you figure it out op i'd like some google accounts as well


*pill bottle shake sound effect*

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I need to do daily bing searches to earn points
I have already automated it a little bit by searching about the select few things,

But I want to go further BEYOND!

how do i that programming magic where i just click one button and the computer automatically runs the searches for me on MSedge?

do i need to make a bat file? i don't know anything
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So you're saying you you want to click on an icon and have it do the same search everytime? What are you getting paid to game search traffic or something? Do the search. Bookmark it. Drag the bookmark to the desktop. Easy peazy.



selenium and language of choice are the easiest way to automate browser shit
use an undetected webdriver if bot detection is preventing you, https://github.com/ultrafunkamsterdam/undetected-chromedriver


also if you are inundated to programming, python would be the simplest language to use.


If you can can grep the data you want out of the html you can download with wget that is a lot easier than wrestling with selenium. A Selenium project is not what I would pick to learn Python or programming.

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Why don't programmers outside of the imperial core unionize? They do the same (and often better) work for peanuts.


why doesnt any worker outside the imperial core organize?

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I've been out of the loop with all the prosthetics tech, what are all the advancements and features?
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Gonna carry a DIY jammer with myself at all times if this becomes commonplace


Twitter, I have no idea. I find mostly everyone there so fucking boring. Tik tok, just download it and start using it. It will learn from what you like. If you make an account you can like things and comment and shit.


you just make an account and start browsing and following people you like,

here's a squirrel that tweets leftist agitprop and news


Don't bother; they use a block list which casts a very wide net. It's super easy to get caught in it even if you don't follow them.


Rarely are people who abuse the twitter thread function really worth following for extended periods of time; they generally tend to be quite full of themselves.

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Can we have one of these going? I hate having to be forced to use this shitty spyware for school. It is so janky and broken and is missing several features that I usually take for granted in a computer Also the person who thought shoehorning Grammarly every time I open up CIAhrome deserves to be hung, drawn, and quartered (in minecraft)
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what hapened to that fuchasia OS they were developing a while ago lol

become ungovernable


>I also regularly talk to Google Assistant and try to brainwash it
what do you do to brainwash it?


It's used in some of their "home assistant" surveillance devices.


I'm going to use this thread to complain about android

It is so fucking bad, I took a look too at android 12 and it just gets worse and worse, the only thing that doesn't suck about android is that it isn't ios. I think l’m just going to go smartphoneless and use a pinebook instead or something idk but i can't stand this junk anymore


Why though, just don't use your phone for other than communication. Don't waste money.

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>Intel to Cut Jobs in Cost-Savings Drive as PC Slump Weighs on Earnings
>Chip maker says it is targeting up to $10 billion in annualized cost reductions by 2025
I knew this would happen

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How do you not kill yourself, or at least function in society normally, from the ever increasing mass surveillance from both corporations and governments? As a paranoid schizo I don't know how to cope


Solving systemic privacy violations will require a combination of technical and political solutions.
It's a difficult struggle but it is one that we can win.

You should try to find a privacy minded communities online and in real live to help you do harm reduction for your personal live.

The surveillance mania is temporary, it won't stick because it's attached to civilizational decline.
Ultimately there are 2 ways to use info tech.
The prosperous use is cybernetic planning of the economy.
The ruinous use is when you try to controle people with it.


Well for one, I spend most of my time in my garage, so it doesn't effect me that my parents are all-in with proprietary stuff like iPhones and windows.
My phone burned out last year, so when I need to call someone I use the landline. Might build a phone with a raspberry pi I have lying around, but for now landline gets the job done.
For my computer, it's a prefab, so I guess there's some liability there, but I don't need any proprietary firmware when installing arch so it's probably fine for what I have the means and technical skills for at the moment.
Software wise, I try to run as little as possible so games run smoothly, which lends itself to privacy too. Sway window manager, LibreWolf with NoScript, UltimMC so I don't need to log in with MicroSoft to play MineCraft, In the infrequent case that I need to use glowcord, I'll just use the in-browser version since the client is both probably spyware and just slower than the browser version.
In stores I wear a mask, and will continue to wear one regardless of what the gubbermint says because I like how they look. These days that probably doesn't do anything against facial recognition, but I wear the same tattered backpack and cartoon nerd glasses everywhere so that was already a lost cause. Not much can be done about that other than revolution.

I'd say it's best to look at privacy as a resource. You start with none, and you can slowly learn how to get more privacy.


id love to give you some advice but im in the same boat, i deleted everything i did on the internet years ago but the problem is that im an utter failure irl too so i dont have any solace online like i used to do, just the boring rotten husk of current day imageboards


Qubes OS, make it so.
CNC Machine and 3D Printing as a hobby and as training for the fun times ahead.
Offline social networks.


The utopianism about Internet tech was always naive, and the romanticized golden age was delusion and illusory petty bourgeois idealism. The libertarians turned out to be pedophiles, fascists, and imperialists, and now reactionary brownshirts of Silicon Valley and the American empire such enthusiasts of cyber space anarchisms are. The ostensible normies, perhaps, have been the correct ones.

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