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So, if one of the weaknesses of our surveillance state is that there have to be people to sift through information, is it possible to flood info to the point where the effectiveness of the eye in the sky is diminished?
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Quantity does after all have a quality of its own


>make bots that spam bomb threats and shit constantly all over the internet
>no longer possible to know what's real or fake due to sheer volume
surprised this isn't already happening given how big of a problem spam phone calls have been for a while.


>i think this is basically the dialectical way to deal with it
>dialectical way
Please stop.


>make bots that spam bomb threats and shit constantly all over the internet
>no longer possible to know what's real or fake due to sheer volume
there is no good way to get accurate feedback information, and that makes it too hard to configure or optimize the bots.

>surprised this isn't already happening given how big of a problem spam phone calls have been for a while.

because the system can learn and adapt. Exploits are not just used as soon as somebody figures it out, they are hoarded, to be used with strategic timing.
Higher level strategic considerations include combining exploits in a way that makes it harder to detect or harder to adapt too.


People are doing that, it's called swatting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting
>they either waste their time (and are potentially demoralized also) or so they become desensitized or stop giving a shit about certain patterns.
or 3. make the state target and harass our enemies. Get all the fash swatted every day.

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This mother fucking company. I need to use some of their software like photoshop and illustrator but I can't play a damn monthly fee for their creative cloud shit. Any anons know how one might gain access to these programs without a blood sucking subscription?
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>I need to use some of their software like photoshop and illustrator
Is there a specific reason as to why?
is something preventing you from using other software ?
does it really have to be exactly that software specifically ?

You could use Inkscape instead of Illustrator for vector graphics

You could use gimp instead of Photoshop or krita if you need more art related features

all these suggestions are free and open source software and they have many plugins that you can add for increased functionality.


Krita's the only decent one out of those three, they are run by the KDE people who are more open to listening to user feedback and continually add new features similar to the team at Blender. There are still lots of edge cases where CSPaint is more convenient to work with though, and it still feels like beta software. GIMP is run by the stubborn Gnome people who refuse to entertain the idea of considering any user feedback regarding UI or features, and Inkscape has only been in maintenance mode and hasn't had feature update for over a decade.


Suggest better alternatives that are also open source.
If you use programs that require a lot of learning investment, and you use proprietary software, the vendor is holding your learning investment hostage, and you are likely to have your skills randomly depreciated.

At the moment image manipulation editors are in a dry spell, the next step is to have object recognition and high level object manipulation, but in order to make that work fast and reliable, computers need to have something like tensor flow microprocessor cores and cameras need to have depth sensors that embed depth information into images.

The proprietary image editors are trying to avoid building robust object recognition like what i described by using large reference databases instead, that is a very foolish attempt at cataloguing infinity. And free software devs have their hands tied because they have to wait for consumer hardware to catch up, or open-hardware like RiskV mature enough to be accessible.


Try out Affinity if you're deadset on purchasing your software, they've got equivalent programs for most of the big stuff Adobe offers and it's a one time purchase as opposed to being monthly. They usually have sales that go on throughout the year, so you could just pirate it to familiarize yourself and see if you like it then buy it on sale. Think I got Affinity Publisher for about $30 when it was on sale last time and its been working well for my hobby projects so far, I've heard generally good things about their Photoshop/Illustrator equivalents.


They released Inkscape 1.0 last year and Inkscape 1.1 this year… It's not dead they are adding new features.


>its really costly on computers to run regardless of the processing power and hard to optimize
>it frequently makes mistakes because if a task is so complex that you need to train a robot to hopefully make the right decision in a constantly changing environment then that means the task itself needs to be simplified not adding more expensive hardware or hell just build a simple cheap to maintain machine that can handle the 1 specific task it was made for
>rarely is it ever used beyond marketing and shoved into shitty released products by the dogshit pile of financial scamming of investors, overpriced gadgets that have the shelf life of milk left in room temperature and hype culture that is the global big tech industry
>this shit was invented during the early 1900s, the times when the cold war was starting and humanity was entering the atomic age only for the tech to become abandoned when actually qualified engineers and scientists instead of tech billionaires realized the tech was shit and had little function in the real world until decades later the corporate world brought a dead technology back again only for the masses this time to realize it really was useless
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That was Marx's big innovation in materialism that he treated society not as some external force that happens to humans, which is the fetishistic view, but as something that humans produce and reproduce.


xxd literally gives you the ASCII character corresponding to each byte you spoiled brat


man we don't even have truly complex and lifelike sex simulators, of course we're not gonna get sexbots any time soon


Is Alexa even locally installed on these shit devices? Doesn't it always need to be connected to the Amazon hive mind for actual functionality?


I think so yes,

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Today on twitter I stumbled across a thread about web3. There was a political compass meme that put Web3 in the LibLeft quadrant and MMT in AuthLeft quadrant. Some users quibbled that Web3 is actually LibRight. I am immediately skeptical of any of these classifications because the implication is that MMT is somehow an explicitly "statist" or "authoritarian" doctrine. I am also skeptical that Web3, given its proximinity with shitcoin technology and teh blockchain and NFTs, that it could ever be considered "leftist." I decided, however, to attempt to research this issue further to see if I could find anything of value in Web3 that might be conducive to bringing about revolution. I went to the following site for reading:
FreeCodeCamp is generally a website that one goes to for various sorts of programming tutorials. Content that is political is not common on this site, but I think this article in question might be the most mystified tech literature that I have read in awhile.

Most of the FreeCodeCamp article on web3 talks about cryptocurrency wallets, the blockchain, and how great they think it is that there are no "gatekeepers." Standard blockchain propaganda that lacks any mention of the fact that the blockchain is environmentally catastrophic given the obscene amount of electrical energy necessary to keep it running.

>see pic related

How are tokens and tokenization any different from shares?
This is extremely reminiscent, to my eyes, of the issue that befalls so-called NFTs. It is seemingly another reinvention of a thing that already exists, in the case of NFTs a reinvention of a deed of ownership, in the case of tokenization a reinvention of shares. How can anyone ascribe revolutionary value to this?

>re: DAOs (pic related #2)

What is a DAO if not a worker cooperative with additional steps? Am I understanding this correctly? While worker cooperatives are definitely an improvement in comparison to the predominant corporate structure endemic to Capitalism, there already exists a critique of worker cooperatives. Fundamentally the problem with worker coops is that worker cooperatives merely ameliorate conditions under Capitalism, but ultimately do not hasten revolutionary processes, aPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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>environmentally catastrophic given the obscene amount of electrical energy necessary to keep it running.
the cryptofags will counter that only applies to proof of work algos not proof of stake


Actually cryptofags will counter that mining rigs don't need to be anywhere specific. You can set them up in a remote African hydro-electric plant and mine overnight when the energy would have been wasted anyway. And it's not like the current banking system doesn't use electricity. The foreign exchange market processes $5 trillion per day. That is literally people doing nothing but exchanging fiat currencies for other fiat currencies. If you want to talk about a system that wastes more energy than we do now then the bar is actually very high.


It's extra effort for the average person while offering them no benefits. Web3 is bourgeois commodification of everything on the net for the benefit of themselves and a handful of lucky people who are essentially a hybrid of degenerate gambler and cult member.


>""""tokens"""" instead of shares
Another day, another crypto grift.

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Every few months, people come up with an idea to create a new imageboard, since mostly everyone is dissatisfied with the state of vichan/lainchan, or thinks they can do it better. Having better software would greatly enhance the experience for both regular users and mods, and have more crossover appeal to “normies”. The problem is that no one can agree on the technical or more importantly non technical decisions on how one would go about making an actual, usable replacement for lainchan.

In fact, people don't even agree on whether the imageboard replacement should be an imageboard at all. This thread is a merged, consolidated, megathread of all the various attempts at answering this question that people have made.

Previously, there was a thread on outreach to lainchan, including a strawpoll:

The poll determined it should be built in Java, but a significant minority wanted to use a functional programming language, esp. Haskell, or Clojure/Lisp.

The only way a new imageboard will be built is if multiple people, technical jannies and lurker-programmers, from here and lainchan and even elsewhere, actually collaborate on a single project and concentrate their efforts on this.

There are important technical and non technical questions to be answered.

Namely, do we even want an imageboard?

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The future is syndie (https://syndie.de/). Stop trying to make another chan which is brought and sold at your expense.


>Stop trying to make another chan which is brought and sold at your expense.
uhhhh. what?
and can you explain that thing? TLDR don't just link an obscure website


looks like some convoluted system where you have your own cache of a forum that you can sync up with its server

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This Thread Has Been Re-appropriated for leftypol.org Usage.

General thread meant for the discussion of the mobile app for browsing leftypol.org, known as clover.

Releases can be found here:
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4chinz won't work because of the new captcha and flags. No need to try


I like to lurk 4chan also. Can you guys fix it do the fork world with the new captcha system?




The creator of this app died


Wish I could use kurobaEX with leftypol also…


ITT post a tool or tools you find useful when attacking, maintaining access, bug hunting, recon or whatever else. I'll start:

Weevely3 is my favourite out of the box PHP/.htaccess web shell. Its payload is very small and you can sneak it in to many places and has many features that make the job faster, especially with its pivoting functionality
and lastly its modular allowing easy creation and sharing of new functionality such as adding privilege escalation methods and automated further backdoor and persistent access creation.


is that jeremy hammond? and is the subject a william gibson reference? you must be a xposter from lain


I have no experience with this. What is your main use of these tools? What is your typical attack pattern?


This seems like a fedpost….


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>This seems like a fedpost….
Fuck you, if you dont like it minimize and move on.
Yes that is jeremy and a gibson reference. No I dont use lainchan because I cannot handle the extreme larp.

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I came across I think it was a wikipedia article, about a Soviet programming language that was characterized as being "like lisp", but it used a different data structure than lists (strings maybe?). I don't remember the name and now I can't find it. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Strings being a base atomic type is not the same as strings being structures.

That's an encoding of data external to the program, which then has to parse it into its own internal structure.
From your link:
>JSON is a data encoding and transfer format which has nested structures and arrays, but ultimately builds structure out of string to string mappings.
Here again we have strings as atoms, not as structures. The mapping itself is not "stringly-typed".


You missed the point of the article. Try reading it again, this time trying to understand it instead of nitpicking.



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Damn this is a nice (and rather annoying) language.

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Are there any laptops on the market without hardware backdoors like Intel Management Engine or AMD Platform Security Processor? There's a group working on building a Power ISA based laptop (since IBM made Power ISA open source in 2019.) This is the only modern hardware that I know of without a backdoor, but it's not in production yet. https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/faq/
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> There's a group working on building a Power ISA based laptop (since IBM made Power ISA open source in 2019.) This is the only modern hardware that I know of without a backdoor, but it's not in production yet.

Doesn't matter, you're still getting your hardware from a blackbox which you have no supervision over, that being from some factory in China

You give them your hardware blueprints, and they make and give you your hardware

How do you know your hardware isn't modified or backdoored while in production?



>Old Thinkpads with Libreboot are the only option AFAIK.

Sure thats fine and all, but there's one problem:

Libreboot excludes proprietary firmware, which means you'll be stuck with old and vulnerable firmware

Especially CPU microcode updates, if you're not gonna update your microcode, might as well forget security


Open source hardware, unless made BY YOU, is just security and privacy theatre, it doesn't improve them in any way


Why should we trust those manufacturers aren't compromised? What if there's a little piece of malicious hardware somewhere that counteracts the marketed security features?


Why should we care? You already have lainchan for this kind of larpy autism.

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I want to make some software projects in my portfolio/github to show to potential employers. Ideas?
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>or dockerization, kubernetes,
I use these in my personal projects.

But I don't really use them to pad my resume. I'm too autistic to fool people with a padded resume and a flashy interview. I just use them because they are nice packaging tools and I like tinkering with deployment and server stuff as much as I like to program.


Do they actually look at your "portfolio"? In my experience they don't even read your CV.


In my experience they don't read it but they sure measure how long it is.


No, they've got neural networks for filtering resumes now.


small shops do look at the cv/githubs. The AI hr filters mostly applies to big companies that post job ads on linkedin/etc. and get 1k+ resumes per job posting

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