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 No.22968[Reply]

capitalist innovation: DRM in trains!!

 No.22969

>>22968
Didn't the company responsible for this deny all wrongdoing? Lol

 No.22970

>>22969
They claim so in the video.



 No.22477[Reply]

> Copy Link Without Site Tracking
Firefoxchads just can't stop winning!
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 No.22875

>>22869
Isn't Google one of their biggest funders? Lmao. Those fat checks for Mozilla's CEO don't pay themselves.

 No.22879

>>22875
Google's slave labour.

 No.22880

>>22873
It isn't
You can block with uBlock Origin or the built-in tracking protection feature
Too much FUD

 No.22883

>>22879
*labor

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 No.22146[Reply]

You know what would actually be a useful AI? One that crawls through the text of the entire written works of an author, isolates each logical assertion that author makes, and cross-checks it against other logical assertions for contradictions, to see if that author ever contradicts themselves. Is such a thing possible using LLMs? Does such a thing already exist?
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 No.22263

>>22146
it probably already is possible if you just customize GPT's personality and guide it every time for each text

 No.22824

>>22146
Funny how Abrahamic religions rely on the validity of their religious texts so much. Really shows that they can't stand on their own and have no real practical advantage over other worldviews, it's just constant self-validation.

 No.22831

>>22151
This doesn't just require understanding pronouns and antecedents. It also requires understanding what the nouns actually designate, in terms of their qualities with respect to each other, what "fit" actually describes in the relationship between the two things.
>Current AI is very flaky at this.
From my understanding it doesn't do it at all and can only occasionally imitate it passably out of luck and because people tend not to intentionally throw curveballs. The chatbot AI we have now isn't even supposed to be able to do this, either. The way people are asking it questions to get real answers fundamentally misunderstands the problems it's designed to solve. At the same time, the way people are trying to use the chatbots does show that they are succeeding at what they are supposed to do, which is produce text that looks like something a human would produce. The problem here isn't that the AI sucks, but that people misunderstand what tool they're using and aren't trying to verify or fact check things.

 No.22840

>>22151
It's Wilton. Robert Anton Wilson.

 No.22942

AI doesn't understand the meaning of statements or words, it's only a statistical analysis of recurring sequences of symbols.

Not to mentions that statements made by some author are not necessarily unambigious in their meaning, so even humans can't achieve what you ask.



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 No.18181[Reply]

Why are proprietary software allowed to use Github to distribute their malware?
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 No.22917

>>22916
Goose game is cool though

 No.22919

>>22917
Ok, I take it back.

 No.22920

>>22915
this sounds like a kinky dom thing

 No.22921

>>22915
>please drink verification soylent to continue



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 No.2111[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.General tips===* Use free software as much as you can.* Use GNU/Linux and keep it up-to-date, to be sure that you don't have unpatched security exploits* Don't use Flash Player, use youtube-dl instead for watching streaming videos online* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead* Use a password manager like Keepass or for GNU/Linux users keepassx. Create new passwords for every site that you visit and use a strong password as a master password. A tip for easy remembering of your master password is to use a sentence. "i fucking love cookies and tits!" with extra capital characters etc. is easier to remember than some random characters and long enough to prevent brute force attacks of any kind.* Use the Tor Browser Bundle if you really want to stay anonymous.Firefox====* Go to Preferences -> History and set History to "Never remember history". * See for additional tweaks: https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat and https://vikingvpn.com/cybersecurity-wiki/browser-security/guide-hardening-mozilla-firefox-for-privacy-and-securityAdd-ons-----------* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode* HTTPS Everywhere* DecentralEyes: prevents CDN hosting from tracking you (Google for Jquery etc.)* Self Destructing Cookies: only allow cookies that you choose to allowOS==* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging. * Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.Real life tips===* Pay with cash if you canFeel free to provide tips to each other comrades!
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 No.21305

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>>21295
Become Ungovernable

 No.21948

tell me privacy wasn't as easy as just using a huawei phone
>t. actually used replicant for a few months

 No.22416

What VPNs can let me post here? I have a proton sub for email but it's annoying that I can't use protonvpn here. Anyone have suggestions?

 No.22818

>security + privacy thread on 4chuck was taken over by cyb aesthetic posters
whatever. it was shitty anyway
>it gets 1% better. seems neutral in a careful way. All privacy and sec attention now goes to this thread.
whatever
>lord tripfag of the thread posts podcast rec
go on
>tldr: podcast makes reasonable point about torrent of civilwar/civilunrest themed netflix content
ok
>host calls Michelle Obama "Michael Obama"
noticed
>couple of days later……
=== /cyb/ News:
Mass immigration apocalyptic dystopia in otherwise perfect nordic state. Did you know!?!

 No.22911

>>22416
I don't know what VPN works here but you can use the Onion link: http://76i2c3hn55fcj5nut3tqlboqqbbh23zvphv7lefk3vftpx6wketlanyd.onion



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 No.10298[Reply]

Some breakthroughs have led me to finally and definitively abandon microshit's spyware.
I had been staying on wangblows for the audio software but had no idea Linux production had come so far.

My DAW [Renoise] has a fucking excellent native linux version that exceeds WIndows performance in some cases. Grabbing audio to feed into its sampler is easier than ever with youtube-dl and ffmpeg.
yabridge lets you convert Windows VSTs to run through Wine, the ones I've tried have worked seamlessly albeit with a little overhead.
Takes a tiny bit of elbow grease to get it optimized enough for serious use, but it's pretty simple once you get past initial setup and it even supports VST3.

Feels pretty good to be making music on a system I have so much control over, it's actually given me a lot of inspiration to work on new material.
Are you a composer or producer who runs Linux? What's your workflow/software?
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 No.22886

https://guitarix.org/
Software amplifier for guitars

 No.22894

If you have any of these DJ controllers https://manual.mixxx.org/2.3/en/hardware/manuals.html#hardware-manuals, you can use it with Mixxx without any in-depth configuration needed

 No.22897

>>10708
This guy came up with another JACK patchbay
https://github.com/Houston4444/Patchance

 No.22898

>>22894
There are also other MIDI mapping presets on the forums
You can also do your own MIDI mapping https://manual.mixxx.org/2.3/en/chapters/advanced_topics#advanced-controller



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 No.19110[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

All of my software exists to destroy capital.

Quite literally. That is the true purpose of free software to me.

To eliminate capitalist control over my computing.

And for that matter corporate control of the same.

Thus saith the Preacher:

> If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. With proprietary software, there is always some entity, the “owner” of the program, that controls the program and through it, exercises power over its users. A nonfree program is a yoke, an instrument of unjust power.

> Richard M. Stallman

It also literally destroys capital; consider the case of Blender. Whole proprietary software industries have died in its wake, replaced by a world where 3D artists collaboratively contribute to Blender, either with code, or with money to pay for code.

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 No.22881

>>22867
You can make Jazz music on Linux perfectly easily. DAWs like Ardour and Reaper exist which can record a band. Audio interfaces which don't require special software can work with JACK and ALSA out of the box.

 No.22882

>>22881
They should rename it to "Ardor" because fuck Bri'ish "spellings".

 No.22887

>>22867
>people don't use Linux precisely because its impracticable and an obstacle to community collaboration
it's not about linux at all. artfags simply won't give away their stuff even if it's made on a mac or windows, unlike programmers who have a culture of sharing code and contributing just because they enjoy programming.
artists will always use copyright to restrict sharing even as they themselves rip off other artists when they make remixes or copy other authors based on industry trends, etc.

 No.22888

>>22882
More valid than American ones

 No.22889

>>22888
Bri'ish "spellings" are inferior because they make less logical sense than American spellings. American spellings are the more valid spellings.



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 No.22029[Reply]

Xfce was supposed to be THE lightweight fully-featured desktop manager but it seems fucking KDE has around the same memory footprint and performance?!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/10/23/bold-prediction-kde-will-steal-the-lightweight-linux-desktop-crown-in-2020/
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 No.22043

>>22037
>we cannot use gtk2 forever
>even if it's better and we don't need any gtk3 "feature"
software engineering

 No.22044

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>>22043
First as a tragedy, then as a farce.

 No.22045

>>22043
GTK2 has no Wayland support.

 No.22872

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>she
I have an idea of how to make XFCE more popular.

 No.22874

>>22872
>female anthropomorphic mouse
OHNONONONONONO!



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 No.22133[Reply]

Stallman is OUT!
https://www.stallman.org/archives/2023-sep-dec.html#1_November_2023_(President_Trump_2.0)

Anyone defending, mentioning, or promoting Stallman, and his liberal capitalist "free" software philosophy is a liberal.
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 No.22346

>>22337
Bug bounties don't work because you are not sure to receive the money. It would be better to commission the feature/bugfix. But even then upstream has no obligation to accept the work, so you might end up with a fork and a lifetime of work to rebase your patches.

 No.22470

>>22273
I can literally post any off topic shit about China I want. And I get more replies than on /pol/

 No.22823

>>22133
>agreeing with a liberal on anything ever makes you a liberal
This take is such retarded dogmatism. Most of you mfs have more spooks in your brain carcass than Stallman and yet you judge everyone else as if you have the Truth. This is as far away from actual materialist analysis as any idealist is, logical fallacies and guilt-tripping aplenty.

 No.22830

>>22135
Stallman doesn't actually oppose anything that you said. He actually said Steam is a net positive for GNU/Linux adoption, even though he doesn't like it.

What most Stallman haters refer to as "Stallmanism" is a strawman they themselves invented based on a vocal minority that is more extreme than Stallman is. Stallman advocates for LibreJS and JShelter ffs, he isn't even inherently opposed to JavaScript (I am however). Stallman restricts himself more than anyone else, he doesn't want to force anyone to go as far as he does, even though he takes this very seriously.

The libre software philosophy doesn't equal isolationism so saying that it's irrelevant is completely missing its point. Standing for software freedom is standing for the user empowerment, remix culture and privacy, the Open Source movement is a non-movement, it only cares about development, not privacy or user freedom, those things are completely secondary to them, same with the copyfree advocates (the two things are pretty much synonymous in my eyes, it's just semantics). Emphasizing the four freedoms is enough to be considered a software freedom activist in my view, you don't need to be a hermit. Neither Mako nor Snowden are and yet they are the more outspoken FSF allies.

 No.22856

>>22174
gnome is a poxy, corporate-controlled locked-down featureless "productivity" drudgery software on par with the likes of outlook and jira.
I couldn't care less if it died, I'd rather do everything from the command line than use it.



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 No.22542[Reply]

Why is everything so big now? Even laptops and smartphones just keep getting bigger.
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 No.22841

>>22548
>>22549
Apples users don't tell on yourself challenge (impossile)

>>22561
This. You should be able to hold the phone in one hand and reach any part of the screen with the thumb of that hand. And not just a general average consumer hand, but also smaller adult hands within like 2 standard deviations.

 No.22845

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>>22841
I'm not an apple user, I genuinely want a phone with ports and other amenities that devices used to have and that's why I posted that image.

 No.22846

Laptops have GPUs and shit now, they're becoming more portable (in the RIP to your back way) workstations than actual computers to put on your lap

 No.22848

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>>22845
I was talking about the people who created the image to own the apple critics.

 No.22851

>>22848
Ah okay, my appologies.



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