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>There are some Russian posts but they have some weird encoding


>I was reading about usenet a couple of months ago and stumbled upon a website that has an archive of posts during the August coup from the 19th of August to the 22nd. It has some posts on the website but most of them must be downloaded. They are in the .tar format but they can be read with notepad or notepad++, or any other text editor.



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It's either KOI8-R or KOI8-U, there's not much difference. I uploaded the original files along with them converted into UTF-8 here: https://files.catbox.moe/twrgxo.7z

I accept payment in the form of meganekko.

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Thought this story was worth sharing. A bit of an interesting case example as capitalism ruining everything in the end no matter how benign it starts out and a good cautionary tech security tip/tale.


[b]The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions[/b]

>Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reported to health insurance provider Blue Shield of California that its Web site was flagged by multiple security products as serving malicious content. Blue Shield quickly removed the unauthorized code. An investigation determined it was injected by a browser extension installed on the computer of a Blue Shield employee who’d edited the Web site in the past month.

>The incident is a reminder that browser extensions — however useful or fun they may seem when you install them — typically have a great deal of power and can effectively read and/or write all data in your browsing sessions. And as we’ll see, it’s not uncommon for extension makers to sell or lease their user base to shady advertising firms, or in some cases abandon them to outright cybercriminals.

>The health insurance site was compromised after an employee at the company edited content on the site while using a Web browser equipped with a once-benign but now-compromised extension which quietly injected code into the page.

>The extension in question was Page Ruler, a Chrome addition with some 400,000 downloads. Page Ruler lets users measure the inch/pixel width of images and other objects on a Web page. But the extension was sold by the original developer a few years back, and for some reason it’s still available from the Google Chrome store despite multiple recent reports from people blaming it for spreading malicious code.

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If they are proprietary then yes it is, lol


dumb post. it's always fine until it isn't


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Even if you vet your addons (I always read the source code), there is a real risk from automatic updates and acquisitions.

I'm the developer of a moderately popular open-source extension (&lt 100k users), and I constantly get spammed with this shit.


holy fuck porky really is hard for your extension


How do you monetize it if it's open-source?

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I made a mild college CS alarmist post today on /leftypol/ and was asked by a student for advice on what to avoid in school. I'm well aware of how contentious programming can get, often with people disagreeing on what even constitutes fact vs. opinion, so feel free to argue against anything I say or provide your own advice to any potential CS students.

Disclaimer: If you want to be a web-dev, none of what follows is applicable. Offer up your soul to the mad gods of JavaScript and prepare to live out your days in unspeakable agony.

Here is my generalized advice in terms of CS: take any class that is focused on implementation rather than theory. Theory is also very important but it is absolutely useless unless it relates to your actual programming experience. If you are not being assigned large or challenging projects, make your own.

Things to avoid or be skeptical of:
- You are primarily being tested on pen-and-paper. The only time programmers have to write algorithms without a debugger or at least a console to print to is in job interviews. You can fail every single test in algorithms class and still be a boss programmer. Tests like these are more akin to Math exams where you must provide proofs.
- You are being force-fed OOP (Object Oriented Programming), either by an academic ideologue or simply by virtue of using Java which basically forces it. OOP in programming epitomizes "ideology" in Zizek sense, it's an abstract model adored by academics who don't write code for actual users because of its perceived elegance and simplicity. However, real-world code ALWAYS has to deal with reality's messy edge cases, which renders any OOP code into a nightmare. There are about a million other reasons it's bad, there are many good lectures on YT.
- Dynamic languages. If you have never programmed you might not even know what this means. Some examples include Python, JavaScript, Lua, etc. These are good for very small applications, like scripts, support tools, toy programs, hobby use, etc. The problem is that they can often be slow, and generally let you make fatal mistakes that you won't even know about until you actually hit the bug in testing. Compiled languages (C, C++), on the other hand, have a huge amount of rules that the programmer must obey before they even run the program. If all the rules are satisfied, the compiler translates your code to a fast, efficient format that gets directly exePost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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This program looks pretty damn good, anon!


From a programmer:
Don't become a programmer.
The only fun stage is the initial stages where you start planning but the actual work and problems you run into later on are stress inducing, you can never achieve what you want, you can't do something "good enough", all your mistakes catch up on you.

Programming is hell.


Damn, that's an easy cource. In my uni there's a lot of hard math and telecomms, which are very hard. Also i notice that it doesn't have many network related classes or many math related ones.


Suddenly started sweating when I realized my university course has had little to no maths until now. We did a bit of sets and relations and some combinational logic but nothing like your curriculum. I might be misunderstanding though, are the "related requirements" section pre-university? If so I did all of that and more in high school. Some days I wish I was doing a maths major instead.

I'd post my github but I'm new here, not sure if bunker-chanians are OK with light-doxxing lol.


related requirements are courses from other departments that you have to take but are required for your degree. The calc 1/2 and physics 1/2 could have been taken either in college or AP (high school) if you're a burger. IF you're a european then you likely learned those things in secondary education except for some of the advanced classes like linear algebra, diffeq, and calculus-bases prob/stats. in real life programming you rarely use that stuff anyway outside of very specific things in machine learning or 3d graphics.

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Sometimes you just NEED to use a certain social media site for something considering how most-all activity on the internet now goes through about 12 or so sites.

I hate these social media sites, and you probably do to, but their ubiquity among the public means that sometimes you just need to use them for whatever reason.

So, how can you use a social media site whilst maintaining some security?

Obviously you can make a fake account, but what is the best way to do that?
What resources can we use to do this?

Thanks in advance.


I'm probably just an extreme introvert, but I never felt the need to use facebook, all I ever used it for was playing some of these browser games back when I was 12. but that's really only talking about facebook, I still use youtube to listen to music and use wattsapp to communicate with some people and there's probably not much of a difference there in terms of security and privacy.


>Sometimes you just NEED


I mean in our case if there is a lefty group or whatever that unfortunately still uses FB or whatever.


Many of these have become unbelievably invasive. Just as one example, you basically have to get yourself a burner cell phone just to make a Google account these days, because eventually they lock you out of your account unless you respond to a text message for two-factor authentication (re: identity triangulation). An option I have heard might be a possibility but still haven't tested out is to use JMP/Jabber with XMPP to simulate a phone for text messaging.


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Use alternative front-ends which reduce the amount of direct data the adtech companies get. Unfortunately they are read-only. If you need an actual account to interact with others >>504 is on the mark about how ridiculous it gets.

Twitter - https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/Instances
Youtube - https://github.com/omarroth/invidious/wiki/Invidious-Instances
Instagram - https://github.com/cloudrac3r/bibliogram/wiki/Instances

Try to use an instance that's different from the main one. (e.g. don't use nitter.net right now, it's being bombarded by Japanese people, and invidio.us gets its scrapers blocked somewhat frequently by Google).

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Hey so I installed mint on a laptop I got from Walmart after my old one exploded. (literally, buss error) So when I was installing I decided to wipe everything off the laptop in favor of an encrypted partition, well, after I rebooted I noticed something: I still have a working windows partition located on /Dev/sdb1 && yes, that is the actual file name it's located on.

So what gives? Why the fuck do I still have a version of Windows installed and can I get the d of it with out breaking my computer??

Help /tech/
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man dd


just find and back up your configs if you dont want them lost. Or for some stuff like browser configs i just make a list of extentions, settings, etc. i want to keep


dont install mint lul


if you have another drive available, rsync -avxHAX /dir1 /dir2


actually, ignore him and just turn the ssd into a bcache cache drive. that way you won't have to move anything


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Well, lads, we made it. Congrats.
After the hard won victory of having tech placed back on the top bar I realized something though. We don't have any banners!

In lieu of this, I am creating a thread for the creation of banners && Graphics manipulation in general. This thread, obviously, will revolve around general gimp/photoshop skills, memes and, of course, banners, what-have you.

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I actually like the png. Not as bad as I thought it would be.


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Our local code monkey has put together a development roadmap and RFC thread for bunkerchan

The thread on /gulag/ is full of feature requests, so let's look at the code over here see if we can help

Where is the gits for the front end?

The backend is vanilla lynxchan IIRC https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/LynxChan but for local dev, changes to the front end are preferred, presumably to try and keep the backend on vanilla

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Comrades, I urge you to use and spread XMPP for messaging, wether it’s with your organisation or friends and family. There are many servers you can use at no cost, but installing und operating an own server is really easy for everyone with just a little bit of linux experience.
What are the pros of using XMPP, especially when using your own server?
•A couple of options for strong end2end encryption, to make sure neither the server operator nor the glowies can read your messages
•It’s harder to gather metadata of your communication in a federated network
•There are clients for most of the platforms, and even webclients. Most of them respect your privacy and freedom
•When your server has the right extension modules, modern messaging features like sending files (including images and voice recordings), push messages, group chats (both anonymously or private), synchronization between your different clients/devices and much more are possible

While really clandestine communication shouldn’t happen even in the near of a internet device like a smartphone, it is important to make it as hard as possible for the glowies to gather information about with who or at which times you communicate. The spreading of XMPP can be an important step in doing so.
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There are different clients developed already, look up "matrix client Fractal" for example (GTK3).


CLI based?


Mainly because of bloat, but that is just a matter of taste.
Luckily, there is no need to decide ultimately, both are good software and bridgeable:


There's matrixcli and weechat-matrix


Though I would advise usage of the 'Riot' client, as that is the most up-to-date as of now.

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I'm planning on switching from lubuntu to bodhi, however I need to know whether or not bodhi would work just as well as lubuntu for my system
>CPU: Intel Atom CPU Z520 @ 1.333GHz
>GPU: Poulsbo
>RAM: 2gb
It's a really shit acer netbook
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I only ever used Lubuntu for old computers and it works quite well (don't expect to be able to watch video on YouTube at more than 480p though). I've heard nice thing about Bhodi but never tried it.


>(don't expect to be able to watch video on YouTube at more than 480p though)
That'd still be an issue of the hardware tho and not the OS (I've used Lubuntu playing HD clips fine on my laptops with 4GB of RAM).


I have shitty laptop too but minimal devuan with dwm helps alot


Yes I know, I was just saying that while Lubuntu can give an 10 years+ computer a new life, it can't do much about resource intensive websites like YouTube (there's always the great program YouTube-dl for that).


Because I'm buddhist

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The white glass is broken and the screen has moisture, is the whole thing destroyed? Otherwise perfectly functional (!). Client is a friend, apparently this happened before he could replace his damaged case. It's a gift so he can't afford to service it.

I feel like the parts for this will either be chinkshit or more expensive than a decent Android with a free, open operating system for once.

Any advice would be huge.


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It looks like to me you are gonna need a whole new screen ribbon cables and all. Shouldn't be much like you said.

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