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I got this idea about making a utopian model. I mean try to make a really serious model of an ideally efficient city, sustainable city, that provides ideal living quality to the people. Try to model out all the details and everything as best as possible. I know there's some stuff out there already like Venus Project and whatever. I need to look in them more, but after a cursory glance none of them are too inspiring to me. If you like any of these preexisting ones feel free to recommend them to me.

Besides working out the details, I would want a fully navigable real-time living model of the city like you'd expect in a GTA or etc.

Politically, of course it should be a socialist, democratic, egalitarian society, but I think the advantage would be to try to subtly ingrain that message into the user à la Star Trek or something(but better.) But I think the advantage would be to make the user fall in love with the possibility of this ultimately comfy society free from profit motive and corruption, and softly lead them into the socialist view.

What do you think?
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I agree. That's why I said:
> but after a cursory glance none of them are too inspiring to me.

I would want this to be seriously developed and redeveloped and then the final result developed into an experience where you really get to see first person what it's like to live in this proposed city.

Personally I think skyscrapers are dumb, but it's worth investigation and debate. I think most of these artists put them in because they are visually appealing in their extreme contrast and IRL they're a dick measuring contest. But maybe there is an argument to be made in favor of them.

In Japan for example they have height and distance to road regulations for the reason tall buildings cut off sunlight.


So I'd want to make this project open source, FOSS whatever. I think once you cross a certain threshold of fame, it should be easy to fund basic development through donations. Grants might also be another possibility. I don't know what would be the best way to run the organizational structure for a project like this. Thoughts about that are welcome as well.

What's the best kind of platform to organize collaboration on a project like this? Github?


This might be out in the weeds, but I think the fairest way is nobody gets paid. We work on an expense only financial structure. I think people really are ready to donate their time and effort to a good project and it would save a lot of money.

So I think if we assume that, eventually expenses could be easily taken care of by donations. Then the question becomes how large of a team and how many hours of labor would it require?

As for myself I'm semi-knowledgeable where it comes to 3D art and 2D art, but not so much with the technical aspects. This would mostly be an art project, with optimization questions, maybe a little bit of simulation for show. Behind the scenes it would be good to get some more scientifically minded people to model out the technicalities of the project to show the feasibility.


Stay away from github, they're owned by Microsoft now. There are many better git instances.


>There are many better git instances.
Such as?


>1. Microsoft 365 · 2. Slack · 3. Asana · 4. Trello · 5. Podio · 6. Ryver · 7. Flock.

What's the best you reckon? What would be the best structure? General board, then boards for the specifics? I still have to think about what those would be. Construction, water, power, sewage, etc.

So yeah I'd like to set this place up as a place for people more smart and knowledgeable than me to debate all these issues to the most ideal and most practical state and then assemble all of the elements into the most perfect model we can.

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I'm looking for a new laptop since my ideapad 330 has a shit build quality and soldered ram. I don't need to upgrade just yet, but my keyboard is falling apart, the wifi card barely works, and this thing is kinda underpowered for a lot of tasks tbh. I want something with a better build quality, that i can use for a bit of gayman and video editing. I thought I could just get a thinkpad with an egpu but gpus are expensive as fuck and /g/ told me thinkpads are a reddit meme nowadays. Anybody got any ideas?
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This happened to my T480s, the regular usb c seemed to be shittily designed to the point where the charging cable ended up bending one of the cables or something. I ended up just using the thunderbolt port which seems to be much better. I also missed my opportunity to send it in because I was using it for school and stuff and forgot to buy the extended warranty to get it fixed, so I've just been using the thunderbolt port for a few years now.


usb-c breaks so easily i have to wonder why idiots bother modding their old thinkpads to solder a usb-c port in place of the original power jack god damn


is qubes actually secure or is it a scam?


It takes time to learn how to use it properly. Nothing is perfect, but Qubes is pretty good. I've used it for years.


there are always security issues coming up, but generally it's so niche, and there's so many layers of shit that would have to be bypassed to get a successful exploit, especially if you use good hygiene within qubes (which is also necessary), that it's much less of a chance than any other operating system

but one thing i will say is it's fucking finnicky. The worst part is that sometimes something breaks or doesnt work as expected randomly, and i mean usually it's fixable but i did have to re-install one time and i never figured out why. It's also common to get corrupted (somehow? idk. some ppl had similar issues and the problem was the ability of the VM to make graphics? its fixable with knowledge) template vms by installing the wrong shit (calibre on debian, maybe whonix, lol).

I love it though, its super nice, it feels safe, it makes some things very easy (like having whonix vms is super cool), and i look forward to being forced to learn more i guess? Like SALT.
If you want totally stable and pretty secure, i'd go with a very minimal distro like void, and then do whatever security tweaking you'd usually do on linux. Qubes is less stable, has more moving parts, but it's honestly also pretty luxurious so i feel spoiled compared to a sparse, focused OS. It's way more n00b friendly as well, once you get past the first week and redo the install a couple times, and get you de/wm situation how you like it. It's pretty slick with i3. If someone just set me up a qubes computer and told me how to use it, it'd be way easier and nicer/cleaner than the average linux experience (even tho it's all linux still, lol). I'd definitely look into using it for a enterprise/org situation.

Protip: it eats battery super fast, so consider if you want a mobile situation or if you're gonna be plugged in.

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What's a safe way to store lithium batteries in case they ever burst on fire?


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Standard metal tool chest.


Neighbor installed a Powerwall, so I'm going to need to fireproof the fence.


also i read to keep them at 40% charge for the least wear on them, and keep them in a fridge lol (not freezer tho)

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Canada’s favorite coffee chain was covertly data mining the shit out of people who just wanted cheap coffee, and they got outed by the government, then concluded tim hortons was basically being evil then was like “oh well can’t punish them".

>The Tim Hortons app used location data to infer where users lived, worked, and whether they were travelling. It generated an “event” every time users entered and left their homes, entered and exited their office, or travelled.



i dont get what the point of these apps is
isn't fast food literally meant to be able to just walk in and buy? why do you need some fancy app for that?


It streamlines the process. If you already have the app it has your payment info and so on and you can order stuff before you get there or something. It's really unnecessary and a sign of how strapped for time and productivity-maxing society has become.


here's how to streamline the process: use cash

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Hey guys, scarce here. As of late I've come to realize that most desktop environments are kind of shit since they're either just bad like xfces or really bad like GNOME/KDE, and tend to be unstable, often having updates that completely change the desktop and workflow so I've started to look at more lightweight options like window managers. So far the benefits seem to outweight the negatives.
> Stable, you make your own config and it never changes unless you want it to
> No gnometroons or Scalies causing drama in your git issues
> Can choose any combination of software without it looking too tacky
> Lightweight, speedy, just werks even on ancient hardware
> Diverse components build up to a fully functioning 'DE' of your own making, no blote
> No udev, dbus, poetteringware unless you want it.
> Will give you a 6 pack, make you rich, grow your dick 5 cm
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how hard is using a tiling wm? i might as well start using it because i'm getting a new laptop


It's not hard, you just have to get used to it.


looks nice anon


its literally just memorizing a couple of keyboard shortcuts


(that you can set yourself too)


Title gives my conclusion from empirical events I witnessed and inside info. PSP runs on the same circuit, but isn't the backdoor per se, which has been around for much longer.

Just like AMD was able to change the crypto algorithms for the Zen chip they licensed to China, they can change how the CPU behaves at any system, even those already deployed. This can be used to sabotage any program or computation, making BadBIOS (uses radio, not sound) vastly nastier than StuxNet.

American military made a grave mistake by giving access to the morons of the Brazilian military, who are letting knowledge of this spread like a fire (and misusing it for petty profit and inside jobs to justify a police state). Israel, UK and France also have access, but are much more professional.
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shit, I take a day corboot my pc and this breaks. Can't wait to see what /g/ is saying. As usual it's a limited hangout, the tip of the iceberg or whatever.

>Basically the backdoors to your computer and communications will become available to your local mafia, eventually, because big organisations leak what ever trick they develop.

This has always been the danger of big data. When it trickles back to the local level, selectively. Now the owners of all our data can selectively police us, outside their country, by selectively releasing data to further their agenda. All your best boy local authority figures - local cops, private security contractors, prospective employers, landlords, co-workers - can access and share your personal data and metadata. The implications are fucking monstrous.

The local rotary club will have even more power than they had in the 1950s.


What's the tldr on this?

AMD came out today with (probably exaggerated) 5ghz performance clains for new processors, so Intel would have good reason to spread a story like this just now. All processors have remote management stuff btw, doesn't mean we should be discouraged or give up on solutions.


Ptychographic X-ray laminography: No trade secret or hardware trojan can hide

Every cell transmitter, phone and computer must be inspected. Silicon Trojans must perish.

Freedom for all is encroached when a few cyber terrorists can freely CONSPIRE to use microwave weapons and silicon trojans. While you are distracted with THEORY, they spread the PRACTICE: surveillance, theft, sabotage and murder.

Havana Syndrome is the result of hacked cell transmitters being used as a microwave weapon. Civilians are victimized daily, children included.

“Havana Syndrome: Are You Next? Electromagnetic Terrorism and Cognitive Warfare” at "hxxps://areyounext.help".

The future of privacy/security is clothing made of metallized fabric to block microwave imaging (enables theft of inner speech by observing minuscule throat/face muscle movements) and block directed energy attacks.

#BadBIOS #Havana Syndrome #Conspiracy Practice #Freedom #Faraday Cage #Firmware Vulnerability #Electromagnetic Surveillance
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>“Protesters turn to tinfoil hats as increasing sickness blamed on Gov beaming radiation rays”
That whole post was wtf but lol at this especially. Does the tinfoil even work?



Large claims.

What you outline should be apparent to qualified + credible people globally. Has anyone qualified + credible or any organization backed up these claims?

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If I wanted to start my own website dedicated to piracy that is open to the public such as Pirate Bay, libgen, or sci-hub how would I go about it? What providers will protect me from government intervention?
Pic unrelated
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I could program the website I just dont have the expertise when it comes to security and taking precautions against western governments.


look into NL hosting or chink hosting


A (bad) solution would be to bundle tor and download the streams from a onion host.


Unless you live in Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Syria or Iran I would forget about it. I would've said Serbia as well a few years ago but the crooks in power recently signed an extradition treaty with the US.



Probably this.

OP. Do you see yourself as a single, lone developer with the abilities and longterm lifestyle dedication needed to make this a viable project?

If not, your energies are probably better utilized by contributing to a team with a successful project in a similar area until you gain abilities and experience.

This is not discouragement post. Do something. Your idea has value. Why hasn't it been considered before?

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An article from 2016 on how the Bitcoin blockchain was reaching its limit and being controlled by a tighter and tighter pool of speculators. Even more relevant with the rise and crash of tethercoins lately.


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woah cool af article anon
Do you know any similar ones for other projects (Monero)?


also his blog is cool, there's a really neat post about bots and how the bot metrics are fake it wont stop me from saying social media is 80% bots tho


Kute pic

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Know some good shit on Tor? Let us know. Whether it be substitutes for clearnet services, or just the .onion domain for whatever, or just something cool.

What I found:
>privacytools.io site
>Invidious (YouTube front-end)
(Clearnet version: https://vid.puffyan.us/ )
Requires enabling certain scripts to work unfortunately. You can sign up and make a list of subscriptions though.
>Nitter (Twitter front-end)
>/leftypol/ (/leftypol/)

Some things I was interested in hearing about:
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>Just Another Library


>The Tenth Justice
>Reproducible Build Manager
>Executing Reality (schizophrenia)
>Onion Routing
>Shadow Wiki





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How bad is Spotify?

It's a bourgeoise vice, but I really like it. I hate having to search all over the web to pirate albums, organize those albums in my desktop, and transfer transfer both to my phone and laptop from my desktop. Spotify just makes the process so much easier. I can listen from any device I want. I want to add some songs to my playlist? I search it up and add it in a matter of seconds. I want to share music? I copy a link and send it over in seconds. Spotify has 99% of the music I listen to and I don't even listen to mainstream stuff.

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?international_brigadeInternational Brigade
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i used a foobar extension that did that


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The botnet is inescapable. Everybody is talking about how they are getting advertised for stuff they didn't even search for, only that it came up in conversation.

NSA have more enough indications that you are a marxist. The NSA don't care that you are marxist. We are so far away from any achieving any meaningful improvements to our lives that the porkies have simply made a game about how much they can get away with.


BlockTheSpot works, sometimes needs reinstallation >>15113
For downloading from Spotify playlists: https://github.com/Shabinder/SpotiFlyer
Soulseek gets an obvious mention and so does youtube-dl. Youtube-dl + mpv makes it pretty easy to stream stuff from youtube, including usermade playlists. Keep a text file of links to playlists and albums and just mpv it them.


retarded /g/ tier thread
just use soulseek or another p2p network like everyone with half a brain's used for the past 20+ years

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