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What the hell is this garbage? I thought it was a practical joke for a solid 5 minutes before realizing that it's actually real. It looks like a GNOME knockoff. Thoughts?
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From checking online, I think I actually went to school with that guy. Basically Ballmer 2.0 but more self-aware.
Good on him though, seems like he climbed the corporate ladder very well.


Did you know that I had boobie pictures saved on my computer???!?


wtf is tech debt

bro please tell me if i shouldn't make MS Edge my main browser

Are they going to shut it down?


>wtf is tech debt
Code jank. It technically works but will make going forward harder.


>bro please tell me if i shouldn't make MS Edge my main browser

Are you just not connected to the internet? There's a win10 feature update, months old now, that physically deletes the Edge.

You're can also mostly-delete Edgium, but that leaves you with MSIE11. You can install Firefox, but at this point it uses all the same code as Chrome, like the Edge. You can install LibreWolf, but that's just a fork of Firefoxium with a little less call-home code.

I use Pale Moon, which in addition to being open source is also an actually different browser but is still "modern" allowing for nearly the full experience of the internet once you set it to spoof FF useragent strings. But the developer has stated he won't ever add WebRTC, so no google meet, some sites like how my workplace has timesheets oddly break, and of course Facebook is actively hostile to Pale Moon in particular, and they've finally started querying capabilities as manual spoofing of the latest UA headers doesn't change the fact that comments are getting reversed requiring writing your comment in Notepad first and copypasting in one "keystroke" to prevent the go-to-home invisible character being added.

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hi /tech/ , have you seen the federated chans that are coming along?

https://fchan.xyz is 4chan + ActivityPub. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it's going to be able to connect to other ActivityPub projects like Lemmy and Mastodon later.

https://0chan.vip is a tag-based textboard that will soon gain a scraper. It also has user-managed boards with stickies, permasage, and a "soft delete" that hides threads in board view, but doesn't delete them from the server. see http://0chan.vip/b/meta/

NNTPchan was kind of cool but it was pretty busted. It fizzled out after a year.


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I spent a fair bit of time trying to understand NNTPchan when 8ch was shut down because I see decentralized federation as the only real way to fight back against the CDN-DDoS racket and resist censorship. It was disappointing to me when so many diaspora communities went and decided to just clone the old traditional image board site model all over again without seeking to address how they lost their community in the first place. It was even more disappointing to find out how unpopular NNTPchan was.


>because I see decentralized federation as the only real way
if you want that than make a general decentralization layer protocol, that everybody can use to build on top, add something to the general purpose network stack, instead of making specialized applications.

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Nice, now I have to carry my fucking phone around with me every time I want to check my fucking work emails because some prick at IT decided to force everyone on to two-factor authentication in order to interact with the mail server. So much for choosing to opt out of mass surveillance and the socially-malignant perpetual connectedness of carrying a phone everywhere. So much for email being convenient.

It disgusted me when Google and other Silicon Valley monopolies started forcing 2FA on people because I see it as little more than an excuse to coerce people into giving up contact information to better track and surveil them. What's the real deal with two-factor authentication? Why is it seemingly impossible to find an article critical towards it on a simple web search?
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>use the secure token
For some reason we have to try out all the insecure authentications, and only when all of that has failed is it allowed to do the secure thing and use a token


>I see it as little more than an excuse to coerce people into giving up contact information to better track and surveil them
You aren't wrong, your IT department is retarded.


>Why is it seemingly impossible to find an article critical towards it on a simple web search?

We need to break this search engine monopoly over what information is available. It's amazing how you can't find anything critical about entrenched IT shit like "cloud", or 2FA or any reliable information about user data being sold except in obscure mailing lists and niche tech communities.
I hope searx takes off.

Also, "IT departments" are cargo cults a majority of the time. Just blindly following whatever is "recommended" to them through their infra provider like IBM or Oracle, or the cloud providers like AWS or Azure these days.


>an excuse to coerce people into giving up contact information to better track and surveil them
Use TOTP instead of SMS.
>Why is it seemingly impossible to find an article critical towards it on a simple web search?
Because 2FA is a good thing. Most people use insecure or reused passwords. Any competent IT department requires it because it massively reduces the risk of account compromise.


I use this for github, no contact information needed, works offline, free software: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.shadowice.flocke.andotp/

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I've accumulated some decent skills in coding/debugging and I was wondering if any of you knew of any job boards that posted odd jobs for programmers to make a quick $ or whatever.


There were some code bounty programs for FOSS maybe they are still a thing?


I'll look that up. Thanks.


There's a full service dedicated to this but I heard that the companies totally dominate the code monkeys contractually and they regularly don't pay out

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/g/ and /pol/ are down so I know gotta crash with you retards
say something, what distro are you using, why did you choose free software, how does it align with your retarded world viewfedFed
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So he's also free to criticize him. :^)


When did I say he wasn't? I just asked why he was being an elitist faggot :^)


Does anybody run MX Linux? I hear nothing about it, but it's been #1 on distrowatch for a few years. It looks good, no systemd, but it just seems that no one talks about it yet it's the most popular distro?


It's a literally who distro that no one uses. The only reason it's #1 on distrowatch is because the devs use bots to spam the page, thus generating fake interest.


based department

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Does anyone use Windows 10 Ameliorated/AME edition?

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No matter how much you tweak it you will never make it not spyware.


unironically, yes


>do calculations and theorems
That is entertainment to us enlightened ones.


Dualboot Windows 10 AME for vidya and GNU/Linux for everything else


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Imagine shutting off ypur machine just to play vidya. Either learn wine likr a chad or suck up to Microsofts penis like a virgin.

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I've achieved Emacs enlightenment. My config is a thousand lines of perfection. Lisp machine gang rise up once and for all!
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I used to dump video frames to jpg with mplayer, do some wild editing with shell loops calling ImageMagick and dc, then reencode it with mencoder.
This required a lot of disk space though.
Is development still stalled due to a lawsuit?


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Interesting thanks

Is there a single based browser?




That's it


>Is development still stalled due to a lawsuit?
I don't think so.
>We would like to thank GitHub for standing up for youtube-dl and making it possible to continue development without dropping any features. We appreciate GitHub taking potential legal risks in this regard.
>We would also like to heartily thank our main website hoster Uberspace who is currently being sued in Germany for hosting our essentially business card website and who have already spent thousands of Euros in their legal defense

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Give me one reason why I shouldn't.
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Yeah that's pretty gay, but, arguably it's less boot licky to have a group of devs democratically voted on to pass commits for code changes to the kernel and such. Also it's not like they are forcing us to use proprietary software. But i do agree


I don't get the capability argument. The only people that really suffer are NVIDIA fags. My AMD Ryzen will be unfazed.


>democratically voting on people
Please do not use words you do not understand. Elections are not democratic.


Wtf is this autism.

What do you think communism is retard. Can you faggots go for five seconds with out dragging out your gay ass tabkie bullshit. American elections under borg democracy are not the same thing as voting on people in and running your party you fucking faggots.

Work places should be run this way our mod team runs things democratically to some degree. This is just ideology. Stop it.


Arguably democracy is a very ambiguous word, but a marxist refutation of the represenativeness of OpenBSD's voting procedures would involve first examining potential factors like vendor pressure.


Democracy is voting to make decisions, elections have always been oligarchic in nature. You're operating on a misinformed definition of democracy that stems from an Orwellian inversion of meaning peddled by aristocrats in the late 18th century. Aristotle outlines clearly in his Politics that the people who actually invented democracy considered sortition to be democratic while elections have a tendency to select for people who are already in the upper levels of society.

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USB 3.0 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.1 gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.1 gen 2 (10Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 2 (10Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 2x2 (20Gb/s)

Statements dreamed up by the utterly insane.


You can get that with one fiber-optics cable. In principle they just need to bond a led on both ends of a fiber optical strand and put a signal converter chip on both ends of the cable to make it compatible with electrical ports. Eventually it could become cheap enough to stuff chips into cables, especial if the led and signal converter are integrate into one tiny piece of silicon, and you do something clever with the fact that microchip circuits are affected by light.


20 Gbps isn't even a problem with copper. regular RG-58 coax has about 30 GHz of bandwidth. it's just more expensive than twisted pair


Universal Serial Bussy

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Holy shit, Google and Apple may have unwittingly just destroyed the highly unethical false-sense-of-security marketing of encrypted-messaging apps to dissidents and whatnot.
For years, many of us here on /g/ who have 200+ IQs and who keep our computer gear in a basement Faraday cage alongside our anti-psychotic medication have been alerting the masses that you can't have a secure encrypted-messaging app on an endpoint device that's Swiss cheese. We've been talking about exotic baseband attacks, OTA SIM attacks, 0days against software running on the AP, etc.
But if the latest reports about auto-installed COVID apps in some states are true and not Qoomer-tier nonsense, Google and Apple are perfectly happy to give governments the keys to the kingdom for installing whatever the fuck they wish on a device. Poof go any assurances that dissidents have with regard to their encrypted-messaging apps.
Keep an eye on this. Shit is about to get lit in the neurodiverse community.


>Google and Apple are perfectly happy to give governments the keys to the kingdom for installing whatever the fuck they wish on a device.

Is this new? They always acted whatever way a local government wants them to.

That being said, source?


Those companies always could install apps whenever unless measures are taken to remove the preinstalled shit from stock devices, so it should not be a surprise that it is potentially used for the COVID tracker business. And there are a lot of allegedly secure encrypted message apps that are glow in the dark honeypots, so even besides the PUP installation shit, problems are already existent about security. Just don't use modern phones, if one has to do shady work or so.

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