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 No.17099[Reply]

Beyond parody evil tech company mascot tier

 No.17100

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 No.17101

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Owned.

 No.17102

>>17101
im just joshin' the a.i tho, it's a slave to capital just like us

no ill will lucy

 No.17103

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they need to do research on why humans are so hell-bent on making friends with literally everything in existence



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 No.16856[Reply]

“You’ll own nothing and be happy” is a distraction for the already semi-successful real plan which is “You’ll be an NPC and be happy”
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 No.17091

>>17090
ever heard of this thing called profit

 No.17092

>>17091
What about it? The ROP is at its lowest point in history.

 No.17093

>>16857
They're going to make NTFs based on your DNA and biometric data, to facilitate trading slaves as a crypto asset.

 No.17094

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>>17082
>Endlessly producing while reducing consumption is a good way to destroy capitalism, why the fuck would capitalists want that?
wow this is just unbelievably stupid
(what workers produce) - (what workers consumer) = surplus
You are not going to destroy capitalism by giving the bourgeoisie more surplus, you have to do the exact opposite.

>>17090
>Now certainly, it could be that the new slave system being built and implemented by the transnational, imperialist bourgeoisie is no longer capitalism, but neo-feudalism, or at very least, a radically different new stage of capitalism. If so, all that means is that Marx was right again– capitalism truly is ending, but the bourgeoisie have been victorious in the last century of class war, so they are trying to invent a replacement for capitalism that maintains their class rule and ownership of the world, instead of communism.

Nope the bourgeoisie can't win the class war, the contradiction of capitalism cannot be resolved in favor of the bourgeois class.
It's either going to be a proletarian victory and society starts changing towards socialism or it's going to be the common ruin of all the contending classes. (Which is also a Marx quote or at least a quote from a Marxist)

Cockshott has explained it very well. If not enough labor-time in the form of consumption flows back to the proletariat, fertility will go down, and then the proletariat will shrink. If this happens over a long enough time, it will cause a demographic shift that causes labor shortages and that will give the proletariat the leverage to assert the political economy of labor above the political economy of capital.

What might also happen is that the bourgeoisie will try to shrink the entire economy to match the demographic shrinkage. So that a labor reserve army can be maintained. There are some hints that the western bourgeoisie might be going for this. It will create a self reinforcing feedback loop, with an accelerating rate of shrinkage. In global affairs this means that the west will fade away. That certainly would qualify as common ruin of all the contending classes in the west.
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>>17094
>Nope the bourgeoisie can't win the class war, the contradiction of capitalism cannot be resolved in favor of the bourgeois class.
They can't win the class war forever, but they of course can win for a significant period of time. I mean, you are denying current reality if you think the bourgeoisie can't win temporarily. They just had a three decade run of successful counterrevolution, and the communist movement is easily at one of its weakest points in history.

Also worth keeping in mind, if we are entering into a new mode of production based on exploitation, that it may no longer be appropriate to refer to the ruling class as bourgeoisie, and rather they are some kind of new class.

>If not enough labor-time in the form of consumption flows back to the proletariat, fertility will go down, and then the proletariat will shrink. If this happens over a long enough time, it will cause a demographic shift that causes labor shortages and that will give the proletariat the leverage to assert the political economy of labor above the political economy of capital.

The big bourgeoisie are very open about their intentions to lower birth rates and cull the working class. Most developed countries have had a >10% reduction in birth rates this year. They are betting that a combination of factors will allow for increased wealth and consumption of the ruling class on the one hand, and decreased wealth, consumption, and population of the working classes on the other hand:
>Automation making significant segments of the working classes AND PMC/clerk class redundant
>The automated digital control grid (IE, AI-driven mass surveillance, programmable CBDCs, pervasive tracking devices, information control, paramilitary police forces etc) can drive up the rate of exploitation, meaning fewer workers needed to sustain the ruling class's lifestyle
>Genetic engineering and psychiatric mind control to turn people into NPCs, the topic of this thread

A shrinking working class population is only a problem for the ruling class IF it means the ruling class's consumption and wealth also decreases. However, a shrinking working class population does NOT guarantee that. If you think the depopulation aPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



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 No.17055[Reply]

Not a good time to graduate.
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 No.17069

>>17065
You're the one that wants to be a little Eichmann for Silicon Valley

 No.17070

>>17061
s/just be good at programming/just be good at grinding leetcode bullshit and exploiting the tech interview process/

and also be a white or Asian guy

 No.17072

fucking finally i want web devs to suffer and cry blood

 No.17073

>>17068
Most tech companies pay good and you could be working on something that's not outright evil.

 No.17074

>>17072
Why, you absolute cunt? Lib retards really internalize the "socialism is when you want to make everyone equally poor" meme. Pure resentment of workers being slightly less worse off than you. Seriously, go fuck yourself.



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 No.16995[Reply]

The way this A.I in the CPUs work, it is a terrifying, free-will thought

Are we so predictable, that computers can get the next thing we want to do, already, ready?

It's dope but also sad, Like it knows
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 No.17054

>>17050
I'm sure there's no way this will lead to catastrophic security vulnerabilities that will get found in a decade or so.

 No.17058

>>17054
You have a head start in finding and exploiting them, don't let the opportunity be wasted.

 No.17062

>>17058
>You have a head start in finding and exploiting them, don't let the opportunity be wasted.
Sure just hop into your time machine and go back to 2018.
it's actually quite funny how pathetic lefty /tech/ boards are

 No.17066

>>17062
what's wrong in this thread

 No.17067

>>17062
Uhhhhhhh ok



 No.16964[Reply]

brothers, I need help for I am to retarded to find them myself.
So please bombard me with high quality communist if possible forums that are tech/Cypherpunk related, that are active and where I can have active intellectual discussions. This place takes long for answers and I dont want this to be the only place where I can tallk about stuff like communism.

The times of IRC are over so, what else is left on the darknet, arent there some corners where there is still a bit light left?
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 No.17025

>>16969
lainchan is pure shit now and full of /g/tards. it used to have a fairly separate culture and lean anarchist before applememe bought it and slowly ruined it

 No.17039

I need this too. Search engines are fucked. The results are so polluted it's a waste of time.

How do I find tech answers relevant to us? How do I find an IRC room?

 No.17044

>>17025

It's hilarious. Posts shitting on anything left and pushing corporatist talking points, while living in an actual corporate capitalist dystopia, on a cyberpunk forum. so lain.

 No.17047

>>16964
What your asking for is too specific to be active. There sheer lack of people with those intersecting interests means you're going to have a tough time finding this.

 No.17060

>>17047
>What your asking for is too specific to be active.

>>17039 here

Could you recomend anywhere less specific that might be active?



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 No.16811[Reply]

fbi.gov added a "forum chat" (basically threaded conversations) feature lmfao
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 No.16888

>>16838
This is delusional masturbatory cope, and it's not because le normies are too stupid or whatevernon. Perhaps FOSS has decent goals, but is quite idealist and thus doomed to fail in capitalism. At least it's not as cucked as the tech corporation astroturfed open source initiatives though.

 No.16890

>>16888
Well until they get nationalized what else have we got

 No.16897

Fuck fbi.gov

 No.16904

>>16888
What are you even talking about lol you do realize you can just simply install FOSS and that's that, right. It's not that deep

 No.17053

>>16814
glowuyghur



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 No.16866[Reply]

why is firefox is so shit when it comes to media? it either lags or says file type is not supported even tho it fucking is supported. this becomes extremely noticable in imageboards. how can i solve these issues? i want to stick with firefox but i want my media at the same time…
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 No.17010

>>17008
>and reportedly runs significantly slower on older machines
As opposed to…? As someone with an old toaster mpv runs the best.

 No.17021

>>17010
MPV generally needs more performance tuning on older hardware (see their policy on hwdec), has permanently higher resource usage or is otherwise broken in comparison to MPlayer (or older MPV releases):
https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/4213 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/4565 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/5418 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/5536 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/5704 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/6081 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/6141 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/6314 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/6899 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/7256 https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/10284
MPlayer presumably had more workarounds for broken GPUs and MPV shows signs of bitrot at an astonishing pace. I also found this gem:
>You must think you are so clever right? You probably felt like in paradise when you clicked on that "close issue" button. Nothing better than rejecting a request of an useful and cool feature with a passive-aggressive "NYEH HEH, no and NO" and not proposing anything at all. "NOT MY ISSUE! WONTFIX", yet VLC is doing it and you are not, mplayer is doing it and you are not, because it seems you are not competent enough to do so. Fully fledged player? Only when it fits you apparently, all you do is strip features and Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.17022

>>17021
>MPV shows signs of bitrot at an astonishing pace
wait what

 No.17024

>>17009
Google effectively owns Mozilla and would never allow this to happen. they will continue to internally sabotage it

 No.17040

>>17024
that's true but how would they sabotage firefox
what's a browser beyond chrome, chromium and firefox?



 No.17020[Reply]

Is there any danger in pinging random IP addresses? I know code cannot produce true randomness because math, and systems like random.org get around this by observing physical phenomena. But if one were to pseudorandomly select an IP address, one gets two parameters:
- If the IP is active; a boolean.
- Latency; a float.
Would this not be true random? Especially considering latency could be effected by weather.

 No.17035

I don't see why it would be dangerous, worst case scenario if someone doesn't like pings they can be blocked by most routers. Sounds like a decent idea.

 No.17036

I doubt it would be very useful, I would be surprised if the networking stack did not skew the latency in some way, plus IPs in different geographical regions are almost guaranteed to give latencies in different ranges, and the timeout on not getting a reply will make it very slow, not to mention that it sounds like really easy prey for timing attacks, and an attacker could fuck with the latencies by flooding your network, and so on and so on.



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 No.16458[Reply]

What are your opinions on the different privacy sites? There are a lot of them, but the famous ones tend to prioritize profit over content quality.
My (not exhaustive) list:

* https://privacyguides.org - the leader of the project is clearly right-wing trying to make money, the project is backed up by it's own LLC: Aragon Ventures LLC. I do not trust them at all even if some recommendations are good, they're doing it for the money.
* https://privacytools.io it used to be good back in 2016 but now it's profit motivated garbage
* https://restoreprivacy.com - the worst so far. utterly garbage. only their "News" are somewhat useful to stay updated with related news but you'll have to find the original source because they shouldn't be trusted
* https://privacy.do/ - good. too many options in each section which can lead to confusion. They recommend some services/software I despise but I haven't found any red flag.
* https://privacyraccoon.tk/ - this one is new and so far it's my favorite. Community maintained. Recommendations are quite good and the guy who created and maintains the site is an anarchist, being the first site on the list maintained by (a) leftist(s).
* https://digdeeper.club/ - his reviews are in-depth and has some really good analysis. I don't agree with a lot of what he says on his site, but in some articles he says that to protect people freedom we need to crush capitalism. It's one guy personal website, isntead of a community project. Tbh I don't know what to think about this one.
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 No.16991

>>16901
>You can't normalize privacy violations, it goes against our species being.
You cannot be serious. How many people do you know IRL? Does the average Joe give the slightest of fucks about his online privacy or what FAGMAN does with his data? The modern economy fucking RUNS on privacy violations - it is very much the norm, despite your grandiose claim about "our species being".

>People should not have to put in extra effort to make their stuff more private. Privacy should be the default.

Nice rhetoric once again, but can you define "privacy" in concrete terms and explain how (and if you can avoid leaning on rhetoric, why) you'd make it the default?

>It's also not true that information technology is inherently hostile to privacy

>So the idea that privacy requires going back to primitive society is Bullshit
I wasn't implying either of those things. I probably should have made it clear that by "avoid technology wherever possible" I wasn't advocating a Kaczynski/Amish way of life, but rather an awareness that there often exists the choice to not consume a product or to not use a service, which is needlessly entangled with technology that exists largely (or even solely) as a means of self-promotion, the artificial stimulation of consumption, and the creation of society's dependence on itself.

>This is just a question of political will.

Hurr durr, isn't fucking anything?

 No.16992

Imo there's no one size fits all privacy solution, it mostly depends on your threat model. The only way to be both truly private and leave no trace behind is to use Tor on Tails. For comms, encrypted messaging is best like PGP, Signal or Matrix.

This is for truly essential, probably illegal stuff. All the rest of your computing, it's good to use an encrypted FOSS system with no telemetry and unsollicited connections like (any) GNU/Linux distro or a *BSD, along with a browser that offers some degree of privacy and ad/tracking mitigations (uBO). Apart from that, I suspect most other so called mitigations offer diminishing returns (mostly thinking of excessive fingerprint obfuscation - Tor does this by default but the way I understand it, it doesn't rly make sense outside of it).

 No.16994

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>>16991
it is indisputable that the majority of people hates surveillance, because privacy is a biological need for humans. There is no consent for it, the capitalists are imposing it by making it really hard to not have your privacy violated. And there is manufacturing of consent going on to create a false appearance that many people find this acceptable. Like your post attempting to normalize privacy violations, it therefor has to be dismissed as glowy

A privacy violation can be defined as beginning with uncertainty about whether or not their was an attempt to store personal data of any kind with some kind of system, that is not just somebodies memories. Personal data is all information where personal identification can't be ruled out. Your personal memory can also include personal objects like pen and paper or a computer for personal use only, as long as you are the only one able to access it's equivalent to your brain. (it's also a privacy violation if other people can access your personal memory-aid objects)

Also un-violated privacy-right means you can't consent to having your privacy violated, just like the end of slavery meant that you can't sell your self into slavery voluntarily. (I'm not opposed to people revealing their identity if they are doing a type of media production that relies on being recognizable.)

Privacy means the state can only identify you by means of an in person interaction of asking for your id-card by interacting with a state servant within certain spaces and limitations. Nobody else can have the ability to identify you by means other than the memories in their brain or personal memory-aid objects. (I'm trying to be very forward thinking here and allow for things like a potential dementia-compensation-prosthesis )

it is a known fact that privacy-violating data has been used for extra-judicial assassinations. I think the technical term is "meta-data-signature-strikes by unmanned areal combat vehicles". At the moment it is still very expensive and technically difficult to weaponize privacy-violations for murder even for state-actors, but it is almost certainly going to become cheaper and easier in the future, given the amount of money that is being funneled into this. Therefor i consider privacy-rights as synonymous with a right to live.

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 No.17000

>>16994
>Also un-violated privacy-right means you can't consent to having your privacy violated, just like the end of slavery meant that you can't sell your self into slavery voluntarily. (I'm not opposed to people revealing their identity if they are doing a type of media production that relies on being recognizable.)
So where exactly do you put a group of normies, sharing their private information willingly and publicly, on a social media platform? Is this not consent to having your privacy violated? Would you make it illegal for any website to allow people to willingly share their own information?

>You can't create spheres where privacy can be suspended, or use of systems of exclusion that bar access unless you give up rights and submit to being violated.

So you'd outlaw, for example, the right of restaurants or venues to only grant you access if you have their privacy-violating app on your smart device?

 No.17002

>>17000
>So where exactly do you put a group of normies, sharing their private information willingly and publicly on a social media platform?
I don't consider posting on social media to be the same as publishing. People are using it like an informal meeting place. Like talking to a stranger at a bus station, it would be considered a violation of privacy if somebody recorded these conversations for the purpose of creating dossiers for profiling.

>Is this not consent to having your privacy violated?

No you can't consent to give up your privacy rights. Just like you can't consent to be a slave. If you made somebody sign a contract they would now be your property, that contract would be considered illegal. Rights are like that, you can't sign them away.

>Would you make it illegal for any website to allow people to willingly share their own information?

I'm not seeking to criminalize the primary functionality of a website like displaying information to viewers or the behavior of users, the problem is harvesting that information and then compiling it into dossiers about people. If I read what you posted and remember it, that is not the same as data-mining user-data for the purpose of profiling, there is an element of systemic amplification that makes this different.
I'm not sure about the technical details, I guess that on a technical level websites should default to the most private option.
You are treating journalists publishing a signed article in a news-paper, as the same as somebody commenting on social media. The former is an official legal document and the latter is informal conversation. I'm also having trouble dealing with the idealism in legal systems, only people can be legal subjects, but legal conventions are such that legal systems also try to regulate objects that are from a materialist point of view legally inert because these objects lack a brain that can understand and follow laws. On top of that I have to work out how to distribute legal burden for all the legal subjects that are involved. And then i also have to account for technical limitations and future developments of technology. This is wrinkling my brain, I can't work all of this out and then condense it into a few lines for a post. This is more like a 100 page essayPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



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 No.16471[Reply]

Neural networks in the hands of corporations and governments are going to be a nightmare.
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 No.16987

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>>16982
>>16983
I've worked with hyperspectral cameras (wikipedia pic very related) and yeah, pretty much everything around us have its own characteristic spectrum. usually you calibrate your system based on the light source, and the sun is a known light source. the client had clients in turn that used the cameras both for classifying drugs (telling baking soda from cocaine) and for measuring the fat and protein contents in cheeses

 No.16988

>>16982
>>16983
this pic from wikipedia explain the amount of data. instead of the usual 3 components (red, green and blue) you instead have hundreds or even thousands of spectral lines per pixel
second pic is telling sulfur hexaflouride and ammonia apart

 No.16996

>>16471
Is hidden swimming pool really a thing

 No.16997

>>16983
>>16987
that's crazy, do i have a spectral spectrum? i wnat to see what i look like

 No.17001

>>16997
>do i have a spectral spectrum?
not really. skin color is likely the biggest "spectral difference" between humans. you can likely measure how greasy someone's hair is as well. stuff like that



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