[ overboard / cytube] [ leftypol / b / hobby / tech / edu / games / anime / music ] [ meta ] [ GET / ref]

Catalog (/Technology/)

[ Create new thread ]
Sort by: Image size:


R: 99 / I: 27 (sticky)

/ttg/ - Tech Team General

This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues(bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use >>>/leftypol/30356
Public Repo: https://github.com/towards-a-new-leftypol/leftypol_lainchan
If you have any grievances you can make a PR.

Mobile Support: https://github.com/PietroCarrara/Clover/releases/latest
Thread For Mobile Feedback: >>>/tech/6316

Onion Link: http://wz6bnwwtwckltvkvji6vvgmjrfspr3lstz66rusvtczhsgvwdcixgbyd.onion
Cytube: https://tv.leftypol.org/
Matrix: https://app.element.io/#/room/!RQxdjfGouwsFHwUzwL:matrix.org

We are currently working on improvements to the site, subject to the need of the tech team to sleep and go to their day jobs. If you need more immediate feedback please join the matrix room[s] and ask around. Feel free to leave comments, concerns, and suggestions about the tech side of the site here and we will try to get to it as soon as possible

Archived thread:
>>>/leftypol_archive/903
R: 192 / I: 42

Piracy General.

General for all things piracy related:
Share Torrents, Private Trackers, information about how to obtain a particular commodity for free on the internet; Requests.

piratebayztemzmv.onion

Current onion for the piratebay^

Pirate the planet.
R: 23 / I: 6

/tech/ Matrix chat - SICP study group

Hello there, /tech/ comrades.

I am passing by to let you know that a Matrix chat for /tech/ talk has been created! The chat has been added to the official leftypol community. This chat is meant to serve as a place to talk tech and programming in general.

Come join us! The link is: https://matrix.to/#/#leftylambda:matrix.org?via=matrix.org

This chat will also be hosting an SICP /read/ing group. That is, we will be studying the book "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" and helping each other solve the exercises. For those unaware, SICP used to be the introductory textbook for Computer Science classes at MIT back in the day, and remains a cult classic to this day. It can be used as a general introduction to programming, but will also be rewarding for those more experienced.
R: 15 / I: 3
You guys are aware that everybody connects you to idpol transhumanists, liberals LARPing as AntiFa and cuckold fetishists, and that this is hurting your cause?
I lurked this website for a month now and i noticed a fundamental difference between the posters who are here to actually talk to others and the posters who link to 4chan to ask for support in some ridiculous bait thread where you just waste time.

I also noticed that you have a thread talking about if an imageboard would be better as a single-page-application.
I am currently working on my own imageboard from scratch. I am actually a web-developer and know my stuff, so (i hope) it won't be just another 4chan rip-off. I am going to use node - react - redux - sequelize for mysql - redis.
I am visiting different boards to gather ideas, but i see the same sorry state everywhere. I seriously want to make something good.
R: 33 / I: 6

VPN for the proletariat?

Is it possible to get access to some form of VPN if you can't afford a monthly subscription? I tried openvpn with some open servers but I'm a techlet and I don't think I've set it up properly, it barely seems to hide anything.
R: 5 / I: 0
Matrix/Element is a fucking joke. Do I seriously need to not delete cookies to have access to encrypted DMs that were sent when I was offline? This completely defeats the purpose of using it via tor.

Its development has been slow and lousy but this issue is the one that takes the cake.
R: 3 / I: 0
What's this about a Chinese satellite being out of control? Sounds like a dumb hoax.
http://orbit.ing-now.com/3dlaunch/payload/data/2021-035/
R: 9 / I: 1

Wobbly: an app for 21st century workers’ power.

Wobbly is a workplace organising platform, being designed and prototyped by a small voluntary team of developers. It’s a communication and coordination tool, with structures and processes modelled on the IWW’s organising style (hence the name, coming from the IWW nickname). We’re creating a space for energetic, powerful, and democratic unions to win struggles, grow.

https://notesfrombelow.org/article/an-introduction-to-wobbly

https://github.com/Wobbly-App
R: 16 / I: 1

functional programming

Functional programming was a craze.

I've learned scheme and common lisp and scala and haskell in classes at uni/grad school and although in the 2010s the functional programming craze was huge eventually it died out and people just decided that low level languages like go and rust were better and that even java could be good if you add lambdas and first class functions/function objects to it. I was a full on FP cultist from 2010 to like 1-2 years ago.

After writing actual functioning apps in functional languages I've concluded that old fashioned OOP/java and now low level multi paradigm languages like go are probably better than the languages like clojure or haskell which force functional style and take up huge amounts of memory due to immutable data structures, despite the compiler writers best efforts. The concurrency benefits can simply be gotten by adding a few functional features to mainstream languages which they have already done, for example, C# and Java. Although C# does it way better imo.

I see literally no reason to write an app in haskell, clojure, scala, etc. over basic Java/C# or rust/golang
R: 133 / I: 25
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:
https://github.com/PietroCarrara/Clover/releases/latest
R: 49 / I: 25

Desktop thread

We're on a new board, so why not a new desktop thread? Let's keep this board active. Hopefully a fresh thread will draw some activity.

You know the drill: post your desktops, talk rice, etc etc.
R: 186 / I: 67
ITT: Post your desktop
R: 3 / I: 0
Sometimes while using the onion website it says my posts are flood for dozens of minutes on end.
Could you possibly fix that?
Is there something i should do to fix that?
R: 25 / I: 0

Searx

I know that if I run my own instance of searx is the most private way to search things up. But what about public instances of searx like search.snopyta.org, are they any safer than just using pure duckduckgo? Because I am still trusting a 3 party with my data, the only other advantage that I see using a public instance of searx is that is completely open source. Are there any other positives?
R: 8 / I: 0
How is Telegram? I've been seeing RT shilling it as a Twitter alternative. Is there a major Left presence there?
R: 21 / I: 4

Buttcoin

I know, you're asking yourself already, how the fuck are crypto's compatible with a leftwing communist image-board? Well, first of all, fuck you, we live under capitalism and as such must exchange and purchase under the current mode of production we find ourselves under.
Second, I would like some one to help me understand, exactly, how to set up a bitcoin, monero, what have you; wallet. I tried to set this up on my laptop but syncing with the bitcoin network is a huge MASSIVE bitch and took me months and I never got fully synced. Also, it takes a shitload of resources to work properly on my computer. I can barley do anything else.
So, my question is: What is the best way to get into bitcoin and use bitcoin and other cysto's like a boss? Am I doing something wrong? What are the best specs for btc and the like? As always, any help would be appreciated. Thank you /tech/!
R: 14 / I: 0
>tfw you will have degoogle your car in a few years

Is there a way out of this nightmare?
R: 576 / I: 72

Can't Stall the Stallman

Although he still hasn't regained his position at MIT, Richard Stallman is returning to the board of the Free Software Foundation.

http://techrights.org/2021/03/21/richard-stallman-is-coming-back-to-the-board-of-the-free-software-foundation-founded-by-himself-35-years-ago/

How will the corporate apologists, identarian social climbers, and Microsoft agents who smeared him in the first place respond to this?
R: 98 / I: 13

Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?
R: 19 / I: 2

How are you getting around news paywalls?

I used to go in incognito, but now wapo, NYT, etc, aren't allowing that. How do you do it?
R: 6 / I: 0
Five ways in which tech workers are organizing
R: 37 / I: 4
Why is setting this piece of shit up so fucking difficult? Come to think of it? What the fuck are computers so fucking difficult? It seems everything I do on a god damn computer these days breaks something, or, I didn't do it right, or it wasn't the right architecture, or, what ever the fuck man. Seriously, this shit has gotten out of hand. It shouldn't be this god damn hard to have freedom in my own fucking home.
R: 4 / I: 0
"google disabled my account that i used to make my folder with educational content on Palestine"
R: 12 / I: 2
RIP
R: 7 / I: 1

All AMD Processors Since Phenom II Have BadBIOS Circuitry That Leaks to the Military

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.
R: 24 / I: 2
Are there any good "political" tech tubers? I'm tired of "non political" tech youtubers screeching every other video about politics and how essjaydoobs not letting them say n-word is gonna destroy the world and that's just too "political".
R: 3 / I: 1

PHONE

Is it possible to live without a cell phone of any kind, dumb or smart?
R: 9 / I: 1
how much it would cost to build something to shoot that down, or maybe EMP the drones
R: 15 / I: 0

Spotify

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?
R: 46 / I: 4

SPA vs Server Side

Are javascript/typscript based single page applications better, or server side template based rendering? Do we really need something like react/angular?

I know /g/entoofags hate javascript because stallman told them to like 10 years ago but normalfags will complain if their front end experience isn't silky smooth with js animations and shit

Obviously some applications like darknet markets try to minimize or eliminate the use of javascript for security reasons.

server side html rendering also makes app deployment simpler since you don't have to worry about the front end and back end separately.

OTOH separating the front from the backend helps make a richer UI and also separation of concerns. Also makes it easier to swap out UIs

What does everyone think?
R: 6 / I: 0

"Wherever i am, I must blow" - Snowden

Snowden crashes some millionaire's investment seminar, urges public NOT to give organizer money
R: 4 / I: 1
>write articles about relationship between Oracle and China and mass surveilance
https://theintercept.com/2021/04/22/oracle-digital-china-resellers-brokers-surveillance/
https://theintercept.com/2021/02/18/oracle-china-police-surveillance/
<Oracle VP: If you have any information about Mara or her reporting, write me securely at kglueck AT protonmail.com
https://web.archive.org/web/20210428135055/https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/blog/the-intercepts-latest-2001-04-27/
lol
R: 9 / I: 1

Good Music Players?

What are some good, lightweight and regularly updated music players I can download?
R: 80 / I: 5

Fediverse general

Does /tech/ participate in the Fediverse? Seems to me that this is the sort of social media we should be trying to get people into, even if social media itself is kinda trash.

I've always disliked social media, but after the news at >>>/leftypol/1066439, I've been considering getting into the Fediverse. You see, I would like the people who DO use social media (basically everyone) to be on better platforms, but I feel I cannot demand that from them if I cannot even use them myself. For instance, it would be disingenuous to ask Comrade Cockshott to start his presence in Mastodon after getting banned from fedbook if I could not be there to follow him and boost his follower stats. So..

So, /tech/, any thoughts on the Fediverse? What are some good instances and communities I could join? What are some people I should be following? What implementations are better, Pleroma, Mastodon, something else?

Also fediverse general.
R: 1 / I: 0
Glory to the PLA Navy! China has realized helicarrier technologies, the west trembles in fear!
R: 0 / I: 0

Selfhosting and homeserver thread

Talk about your NAS, what services you are running for yourself and for others, webhosting,…
R: 14 / I: 3

[fun for kids] crashing Discord with innocent-looking emojis

    #!/usr/bin/bash
    mkdir tmp out
    for i in {1..16}
    do
      p=`hexdump -n 3 -v -e ' 3/1 "%02X"' /dev/urandom`
      convert -size 32x32 xc:#$p tmp/${p}.png
      ffmpeg -loop 1 -i tmp/${p}.png -c:v libx264 -t 0.1 -pix_fmt yuv420p tmp/${p}_1.mp4
      ffmpeg -loop 1 -i tmp/${p}.png -c:v libx264 -t 0.01 -pix_fmt yuv444p -vf scale=15000:15000 tmp/${p}_2.mp4
      echo -e "file ${p}_1.mp4" "\n" "file ${p}_2.mp4" &gt; tmp/${p}.txt
      ffmpeg -f concat -i tmp/${p}.txt -codec copy out/${p}.mp4
      rm tmp/*
    done
    rmdir tmp


Batch upload the content of ./out on gfycat.com, and paste the URLs in 4 lines (Discord will only display 4 images per line). In case your victim's client can handle the cursed video format change, each animation will consume around 2Gb of RAM and you have 16 of them.

Adapt the script to suit your needs. Enjoy the termination of your account and your newfound freedom!
R: 4 / I: 0

digital hygiene

I find myself drawn into obsessively wasting my time on the internet. i used to be more productive when i didnt have a smartphone but now, the itch of having distraction at my fingers every single minute of every day has tanked my attention span and drags my attention away whenever i do work.

There has never been better systems of control than these that keep us occupied on vapid bullshit at all times of the day.

i know i can fight it but i need some tools. How do you guys mitigate the itch to look at your phone or whatever. i live in China so i cant get out of using my phone for literally everything, you cant survive here without one on your pocket. But whats your advice/ tools for mitigating this?
R: 24 / I: 6

The GNU Assembly

Is anon going to join the GNU Assembly?
https://gnu.tools/
R: 4 / I: 0

FUCK THESE THINGS

I HATE ANTI-DESIGN MAKING
A PHONE SHOULD BE USEABLE WITHOUT NEEDING TO CARRY ACCESORIES FUCK THE HELLSPAWNS THAT CAME UP WITH THIS CRAP
I LOSE THAT LITTLE EJECTOR AND I LITERALLY HAVE TO PAY MORE MONEY TO USE SOMETHING THAT I OWN

WHAT IS THE FUCKING PURPOSE OF THIS SHIT
NOTHING WORKS ON THAT STUPID RETARDED HOLE EVEN
NEEDLES OF ALL SIZES FAIL

I HATE THE MODERN WORLD
R: 5 / I: 1
>The emerging dream of an internet where every interaction is a financial transaction
https://reallifemag.com/paid-in-full/

I FUCKING HATE TECHBROS Why is this shit presented as a good thing?
R: 5 / I: 0

Hosting piracy software

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
R: 8 / I: 1

VPN/TOR Block Bypassing

Hello tech, does anyone here know of a way to bypass public VPN/TOR blocks, such as those used on 4chan and wikipedia? It must be technically possible no? Any other anonymizing software that might not be blocked?
R: 9 / I: 0

/bot/

Discussion of automated bots and scripts.

Hello comrade wizards of /tech/ I am making a thread to seek advice regarding the implementation of simple bots and scripts to simulate user actions. Our team has been experimenting with simple bots ran using tamper monkey, and we are looking to learn more. Please share with us your arcane knowledge in the field of bots, scripts, and sock puppets. And use this thread to discuss anything related in general o7
R: 2 / I: 0
Friendship ended with AGPL. Now SSPL is my favorite copyleft license.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Side_Public_License
R: 29 / I: 2

E-Reader appreciation thread

I love my electronic reader, I must have read hundreds of books on it, all free thanks to the pirate comrades and websites like library genesis, mobilism or archive.org.

Picrel is a Kobo Aura with Plato as OS. I hear KOreader is also good.

So fellow anons, do you live fully in the current year? Do you own an e-reader? Do you love it? Are you still hesitating to get one?
R: 0 / I: 0

Downloading from Spotify wihtout paying

What's the hip new way to download from spotify?

All my songs are in my liked playlist so I can't just copy paste the url into a downloader
R: 6 / I: 0

Making free software and keeping it free

Spin off from >>7090
Right now we're under threat of big tech companies finding loopholes on the GPL to take out software and make it closed source without giving anything back and because the FSF is staffed by corporate stooges once Stallman dies we're at their mercy.
We also need to promote the use of copyleft licenses and dissuade people from using permissive licenses.

What is there left to do?
R: 8 / I: 0

¡Únete!

Para todos los hispanohablantes:

http://5mb6sawho6khkztj.onion/
R: 9 / I: 1

Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a ‘wasteland of vapid’ content

https://apnews.com/article/susan-wojcicki-2dd9c3b6f6044950db817c1092a87296

Not even wrong.
R: 0 / I: 0
Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite UFED and Physical Analyzer from an app's perspective
https://signal.org/blog/cellebrite-vulnerabilities/
MOXIE POST BINARIES OR STFU LIBERAL
R: 12 / I: 1

Electrical Engineering / Learning Hardware

I'm looking for recommendations on resources, learning materials, or general advice when it comes to learning about electrical engineering. Books, videos, MIT courses, you name it. I'm open to starting with the absolute basics from Physics 101, which I admittedly have not brushed up on in a while.

In addition, I'm also interested in tinkering with hardware as part of the learning process, so any advice on that front would be greatly appreciated.
R: 8 / I: 1

bezos lol

This is exactly the kind of "solutions" I expect from Silicon Valley's greatest minds.
R: 123 / I: 13

Privacy general

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!
R: 15 / I: 2

Signal fucks over it's users so it can play venture capitalist

Signal decided to include a payment mechanism in their app based on some obscure cryptocoin which is located in the British virgin islands, a known tax heaven.

Them hiding their server commits for over a year sure makes sense now
R: 58 / I: 11
Oh god
oh fuck

I'm retarded.

I've never been tech-savvy, just a pleb consoomer and user, never digging deeper than what was on surface level.

But it seems to be, based on what I've been hearing for the past two years, that those who don't have a workable knowledge of it will simply be considered the illiterate of the 21st century.

What bare bones basic, and I'm talking like Primary School shit I'm just that dense, level stuff should I learn?

So far I've got:
- Linux (no fucking clue how I'm going to learn it)
- Python (seems accessible and is used in some GAN AIs which I find interesting, so kinda motivating)
- Ruby (it's easier Python, is it really worth it then?)
- C++ (I've just seen it everywhere I have no idea what it actually is)
- Java (always thought it was only for free online games)
- The Pragmatic Programmer, and that other one that's blue and has weird symbols and like old medieval manuscript people on the front.
- I have a 3D printer, and access to Scratch and some kid's programming software.

Honestly, I'm not wanting it to be a career, I just don't want to get fucked by glowies and would like to know that I can at least "write my own name/ABCs" etc.
R: 9 / I: 0
>GPL
>contributing back is a prerequisite of distributing binaries
>using a license that perpetuates the developer/user distinction
>not writing a license where contributing to the codebase is a prerequisite of using the software
R: 25 / I: 1

/tech/ approved Linux distros

I’m installing linux for the first time, what distro should I use? I’m fine with it taking hours to set up, as long as it’s free. I ain’t paying for that shit. I was leaning towards gentoo but what do you guys think?
R: 2 / I: 0

Tor hidden services

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
privacy2zbidut4m4jyj3ksdqidzkw3uoip2vhvhbvwxbqux5xy5obyd.onion
>Invidious (YouTube front-end)
http://grwp24hodrefzvjjuccrkw3mjq4tzhaaq32amf33dzpmuxe7ilepcmad.onion/
(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)
http://3nzoldnxplag42gqjs23xvghtzf6t6yzssrtytnntc6ppc7xxuoneoad.onion/
>/leftypol/ (/leftypol/)
http://wz6bnwwtwckltvkvji6vvgmjrfspr3lstz66rusvtczhsgvwdcixgbyd.onion/leftypol/catalog.html

Some things I was interested in hearing about:
>email over Tor (with clearnet email compatibility if possible) (I tried Protonmail and it asked me for SMS, Paypal or credit card to continue, kek no thanks + I had to enable scripts + it made me go through a clearnet URL)
>games over Tor (doesn't matter what, just would be a cool novelty)
>social media over Tor (could be chans, larger social media substitutes, etc.)
>whatever other shit you found that was cool
R: 14 / I: 1

Seizing the Means of Anonymous Discussion

Recent events have once again highlighted the necessity of a truly communal, self-governed anonymous discussion forum. This thread is for the development of new forms of decentralized anonymous image boards.

The problem in need of a solution is this: [b]How can we develop a forum that genuinely empowers its community and allows them to resist censorship?[/b]

One recent attempt is NNTPChan/Overchan. NNTPChan is a decentralized imageboard that uses the NNTP protocol (network-news transfer protocol) to synchronize content between many different servers. It utilizes cryptographically-signed posts to perform optional/opt-in decentralized moderation. I'm still rather confused on how moderation works there myself.

This seems like a great idea, by distributing a forum across a collection of servers one can resist the disruption of any single server. When 8ch was shutdown by its DDoS provider, however, its community didn't find the motivation to learn from this and migrate to a censorship-resistance platform. Instead its subcommunities were scattered to the winds, the ones that survived coalescing back on a number of individual websites using the classical top-down server-owner structure, with all the authority and alienation from its userbase that it necessarily contains. What lessons can be learned from this? Is there more that can be done?
R: 28 / I: 0
Is protonmail a honeypot?
>Trying to sign up on .onion links back to .com
>Can't sign up with vpn
>Only accepts crypto after you've signed up

There's absolutely no reason for not allowing sign-ups with vpns/TOR and activating the accounts after the payment has gone through
Do there exist any alternatives that aren't glowies?
R: 13 / I: 4
Land of the free.
R: 38 / I: 9

Recommend tech-related books that you think everyone should read ITT

I'll start with a pretty obvious one.

It's pretty good, don't let the hundreds of unfunny and unoriginal edits of anime girls holding it make you think it's just a "meme".
R: 12 / I: 1

Archiving

Whats the best way to archive imageboard threads?
Specifically threads on here
R: 13 / I: 0

Discord

Is it true that this site is a honeypot for glowies?
R: 15 / I: 1

Duckduckgoes Onion is now defunct.

Well apperently the retards at duckduckgo.com refused to update their v2 address in time for the new year, meaning, now their onion doesn't work. I'm quite upset by this. Anyone serious about privacy would have had to updated a long time ago. Are their any other search engines like duckduckgo with an onion domain?
R: 37 / I: 1

/darknetmarket/ general

Darknet markets are as close as it gets to a free market, where you can order drugs and have it delivered to you by mail. The purpose of this thread is to discuss opsec, ask for help and discuss markets in general. This thread should be fully legal as long as you don't solicit or facilitate illegal transactions, meaning:

&ltDon't beg to buy from someone
&ltDon't attempt to sell to anyone here
&ltDon't link to dealer Instagram/Reddit/Snapchat accounts. These accounts are run by either scammers or feds.
&ltDon't directly link to any market. These links could be fake scam/fed markets, designed to phish your login details and steal your cryptocurrency. Only use https://dark.fail/

The following is my personal recommendation for good opsec while conducting business, however, you must [b]read the darknet market bible[/b] (.pdf attached) after you are done with this post. If you don't read theory, it's likely you will be caught and convicted.

>Will I be 100% safe?

In theory, no. The darknet market bible, together with this thread, is meant to minimize the risk of getting caught as much as possible. If you follow the exact procedure outlined in the bible, you should be okay, especially as a small-time buyer.

Tails
Tails is an Linux-based operating system that runs entirely on your RAM and is wiped when PC is powered off. If the cops intercept your item, conduct a controlled delivery and seize your machine, they will not be able to find evidence linking you to the package and you can deny involvement via a lawyer.
You will want to install the Tails operating system to a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage. Personally, I'd go for USB 3.0, with at least 16GB storage for persistent volume purposes, or even 128GB or more if you want to store the Monero local node on it. You also need a PC with at least 1GB RAM to run Tails. The bible contains a guide for installing Tails in [b]2.A.2 Installing Tails[/b]. You can download it here:
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

>Why shouldn't I use Windows?

These types of OS are usually installed on a hard drive where all your data is stored when it is powered off. It would be stupid to store your darknet-related files here (including wallets and wallet passwords), because if the police sieze your machine, they will find everything.

>I have previously conducted deals over Windows. How do I get rid of the evidence?

You should uninstall and delete everything related to darknet markets, including Tor, PGP-related programs and files. The data will still be physically present on your drive, however. If your programs and files were stored on a hard disk drive (HDD), then you can use overwrite software, such as DBAN, that wipes the entire drive, or other software that overwrites only the space marked as deleted. Tails can also wipe the available disk space of any drive.
If your programs and files were stored on a solid-state drive (SSD), you should not use overwrite software as they could damage or even destroy your drive. Securely erasing an SSD is a bit more complicated, you can read more about it here:
https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/223110/how-to-securely-erase-the-free-space-on-an-ssd-in-windows-10

>How do I run Tails?

You can insert the flash drive, restart your PC and enter the BIOS where you can change the OS boot order. Move your USB to the top of the list and exit the BIOS.

Persistent volume
This is the best place to store your darknet-related files, such as PGP private keys, wallet passwords, market private links, and passwords, etc. This is a LUKS-encrypted partition of your Tails USB, so if the cops manage to seize your USB, they won't get much out of it.
The persistent volume is encrypted with a password, so make sure to [b]use a long password that cops can't guess[/b]. Personally, I use one that's 32+ characters, with numbers, symbols, and without any real words. Do not store the persistent volume password digitally, especially on any old hard drive or the cloud, so write it down in a diary or something so you remember it. You should also back up your persistence volume regularly to not lose your files. The bible explains how to create it in [b]2.A.4 Setting up persistence volume[/b]

JavaScript
You must disable JavaScript in Tor every time you boot up Tails. It's a useful scripting language that allows for truly interactive websites, however, it's a major security risk, as it allows websites to run arbitrary code in your browser. Attackers can gather data that could lead to fingerprinting your system.
You can disable JavaScript by setting the security mode to [b]Safest[/b]. This can be done by clicking on the shield icon in the toolbar, or going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Safest. You can also type in [b]about:config[/b] in your address bar and set [b]javascript.enabled[/b] to False.

>What's the risk?

For a more practical example: in 2013, the FBI took over a tor hosting service named Freedom Hosting and inserted a malicious script in the pages of the onion sites hosted on that service. That malicious JavaScript used an exploit to run a payload that called home to a fed-controlled machine that sent the real IP address of the computer that had visited the site as well as a unique identifier for the computer. If a site complains that you have it disabled or asks you to enable it, you should leave immediately. The bible explains the risk of using JavaScript in [b]1.2 Using Reddit with Tor[/b]

Cryptocurrency
Tails comes with Electrum by default, which is a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet. Most markets accept Bitcoin, but for ultimate privacy, you should [b]conduct transactions with Monero[/b] (XMR), as Bitcoin is not private. The benefit of Monero is that you can run your own local node by downloading the entire blockchain (70+ GB) instead of using a remote node. If a remote node is compromised, they can match transactions to your IP address, defeating the purpose of Monero to begin with.

>How is Bitcoin not private?

Bitcoin transactions are traceable and can easily be linked to your ID, so you should tumble your Bitcoin if you don't want to get caught. However, this is not a fool-proof method and can be illegal. The most secure way to spend your Bitcoin anonymously is to first [b]convert your Bitcoin to Monero[/b] through a non-KYC exchange like ShapeShift, MorphToken or Godex, over Tor without using JavaScript. This is known as cross-cryptocurrency tumbling. You can now pay with Monero, or you could convert your Monero back to Bitcoin through another non-KYC exchange like XMR.to, so that the resulting Bitcoin will be completely untraceable to your original Bitcoins since they were purchased with Monero, over Tor without KYC or JavaScript. The bible explains the pros and cons of this method in more detail in [b]3.2 Tumbling[/b]

>What type of Electrum wallet should I use?

Set up a normal wallet. [b]Do not use two-factor authentication[/b]. It requires you to install apps on your smartphone which defeats the purpose of opsec. The bible explains the pros and cons of this method in more detail in [b]3.3 Setting up your wallet[/b]

>Should I use my existing wallets to conduct deals?

If you've ever stored the passwords and mnemonic generation seeds for your wallets on an unencrypted drive, then no. If the police seize your machine and gain access to your wallet, they may be able to prove you sent money to a darknet market. The exception to this is if you are using Monero, as it anonymizes the receiver and sender. Make sure the passwords and mnemonic generation seeds for your wallets are stored in your persistent volume, or written down.
R: 23 / I: 1

EU might pass regulation requiring replaceable/removable batteries in smartphones

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/eu-wants-iphones-replaceable-batteries-at-what-cost/

>A Dutch financial newspaper reports the European Union (EU) wants to establish a new regulation that would “force electronics manufacturers to facilitate easier battery replacements.”


>It’s been years since flagship phones and laptops came with easily removable batteries, especially from companies like Apple. Have tech companies pulled the wool over our eyes? Or do people not care as much about removable batteries as the EU thinks?


>If you buy a phone today, chances are you can’t easily remove the battery yourself. If you really want to try it out, it’ll require dozens of steps, including the removal of delicate pieces like the screen and the logic board. It’s not for the faint of heart.


>I took a poll, asking people if an easily replaceable battery was a major factor when buying a phone. Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority wouldn’t buy a phone just for a replaceable battery.


>Maybe we’ve all fallen for Apple’s marketing schemes. Maybe we could’ve had super-thin, sturdy phones with replaceable batteries all along. We believed the explanation that Apple provided because its phones thin and waterproof, and that’s what we wanted at the time.


Hopefully this applies to laptops too.
R: 13 / I: 3

Disruption of Boston Dynamics Digidogs/Police Drone "dogs"

Hello lads, I'm looking to start a conversation on a topic that's been popping up alot recently, and will likely develop further as the technology gains more adoption. As I'm sure you know, robotic dogs from the likes of Boston Dynamics are being rolled out at police departments and military bureaus across the US, and I'd bet we see widescale adoption as the technology is fleshed out further.
So as a result, I'd like to start a conversation on the best feasible means, both expensive and DIY, to deal with these fuckers. With the advent of home-based 3D printing, easily accessible lasers, and other modern user tech, I believe there are a number of options available to us.
In the resistance against drones being used by the police in Chile, Argentina and now in Portland, lasers were used to incapacitate drone dogs during protests. However, this incapacitation *only* makes these dogs unusable at that single protest; any police department will simply repair their $75k digidog and send it back at the next protest. So, what I'm interested in is ways to make them *inoperable* for extended periods of time, whether physically or electronically. I was bouncing around the idea of somehow using very strong magnets to damage the internal electronics, but this may be unfeasible due to the size of magnet that would be needed. Other options that seem viable would be permanently damaging the optics being used by the dogs, but I'm not sure on the best option for this. As such, I'd like to open this to conversation. I'll be posting this thread here, as well as on a few other imageboards that may be interested and able to help in this discussion.
R: 15 / I: 1

IPV6 vs chans

The widespread adoption of IPv6 will make anonymous imageboards obsolete. The address space is simply too large to prevent spam.

Imageboards will be forced to implement accounts, even if the posting remains anonymous.
R: 3 / I: 0
Just installed arch

What do I do now?
R: 12 / I: 0

Simulating a planned economy

Any programmers here? I thought about simulating a population organizing resources for a while. Nothing serious, just doing it for fun. Anyone tried that before in their free time? Do you have any conceptual starting points? I will start:

Type: Person
Attributes: sex, age_range
That is to predict how much resources they themselves need and how much work they can produce. All based on averages.

Type: Resource
Attributes: quantity, state
Subtypes: metal, mineral, wood, food
The attribute "state" describes for example if the resource has been refined based on some procedure. The mentioned subtypes have further subtypes of course.

Type: Product
Attribute: kcal, components
Subtypes: electronics, furniture, dish
kcal is supposed to represent the average amount of work exerted with the most efficient available tools available to produce the product.
R: 3 / I: 0
Hello /techbros/ i want to create a textboard (or oldstyle forum) for a rather small group of users is there a way to host this in a decentralized manner it has to be as secure as possible
Software recommendations are welcome
R: 4 / I: 0

Your favorite distro

What are your favorite distributions and why?
R: 15 / I: 1

Gab leaks just dropped

The team at Distributed Denial of Secrets released a new leak today, 70GB of Gab posts. Check it out: https://ddosecrets.com/wiki/GabLeaks
R: 44 / I: 5
Goodbye vim, you have treated me well. We emacs now. Post emacs/comfy memes
R: 4 / I: 1
>Cloudflare
https://codeberg.org/crimeflare/cloudflare-tor/src/branch/master/readme/en.md

Enjoy being flagged by PRISM for being communists.
R: 5 / I: 1
Hi, Is any1 interested in contributing to a hacker zine coming from the left? All is welcome, art, articles, poetry, 0dayz, ownz, tutorials, propaganda, etc. Feel free to reply or discuss ITT or email.
R: 30 / I: 5

Smartphones

Yes, smartphones are cool gadgets: You can read theory, browse /leftypol/ and listen to music on the go! Let's talk about these awesome devices in this thread! What models are you using?
R: 13 / I: 0
What are /leftypol/-approved DNS providers?
R: 8 / I: 0
How the fuck do you deal with a pesky schizo shitposter with way too many VPNs at his disposal?
R: 69 / I: 7
How do I stop being neurotic about privacy? I'm seriously considering turning down a job offer just because thanks to this pandemic I'm going to have to use Google Meet every day for a few minutes. I don't want to give my data to the basilisk but this honestly feels like a losing battle. Should I just give up and perish like a dog?
R: 1 / I: 0

What happened to nanochan?

Where did it go? The onion just stopped working.What happened? They were fairly popular. Was that the issue? They were a bunch of contrarians, after all.
R: 14 / I: 2

halp @ linux terminal desktop stuff

If I have a specific way of opening a given application on Linux, namely via Terminal, is there a way to make this specific terminal command into a desktop icon so that I don't accidentally click the normal icon by accident and fuck everything up like I just did?
R: 13 / I: 6

Brain to machine interface

What do you think about BMIs and relatively recent advancements by companies such as Neuralink? For those of you who don't know what BMIs are, it's a technology that implants electrodes from a chip inside your brain to read neurological activity and possibly send electric signals to your brain in an attempt to interface with computers.

Here is Neuralink's white paper in case you are curious
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/703801v4.full.pdf

And a popsci video of it, if that's more your thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jOjh6lwp9w&t
R: 7 / I: 0

Why didn't imageboards use a framework?

VIchan was forked from tinyboard, the earliest commits I can find from it are from 2011 or 2012. Laravel's first release was in 2011, Codeigniter was in 2006, Symfony came out in '05, Zend came out in '06, CakePHP in '05.

Literally any of these frameworks (even CI), and plenty not named, would have been better than the structureless, hand coded ball of spaghetti code that tinyboard/Vichan/lainchan ended up becoming, with its handcoded crappy ORM and barebones html templating, not to mention lack of a router.

Imposing some basic, even minimal MVC type architecture on tinyboard at the beginning would have made things a HELL of a lot better for all future maintainers even 10+ years later.

At this point coding a new imageboard from scratch is a huge task and few have attempted it successfully (lynx being one).
R: 84 / I: 5

red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism
R: 12 / I: 1
WINDOWS XP SOURCE CODE GOT LEAKED
R: 16 / I: 3

Open IB API

Some anon here earlier was talking about making a standard API for chans/imageboards?

I assume the format will be REST using JSON as a serialization/marshaling format?

This would be great, if all standard chan software could implement this, possibly in addition to server side rendered HTML(optional) for the NO-JS /g/entoo-fags and torfags, people could easily write their own clients, maybe even a desktop app
R: 45 / I: 5

Riot is now Element

https://element.io/blog/welcome-to-element/
R: 20 / I: 4

Soyjak script

We need a port of the soyjak script for this website
https://github.com/Wojakposter/Wojakificator
R: 12 / I: 0
will Desktop PCs ever switch to RISC processing, or is it time to take the bluepill and switch to Apple?
R: 6 / I: 0

Legacy Computer Build

Hello tech! Recently I have been feeling a bit nostalgic as of late and I am looking to build a computer with the best specs I can put in it that will still be reasonable and run windows 98 for nostalgia and classic computer gaming purposes. The only issue I am having trouble with is where, exactly, to start. I was around during this time, but, I was not exactly very tech savvy. I am curious if anyone would have any ideas for how this build should go. What case should I use? Hard drive? Floppy drive? Etc etc.

Would enjoy to get this off the ground. I think it would be a neat project. If you have any advice let me know. Thanks, tech.
R: 28 / I: 4

What's the best way to download music off Youtube?

There's various sites/programs that do this but I haven't really found a good one yet.

Features I would like:
- 320kbps
- Capture of a still of the video as song art
- Download whole playlists automatically
- No daily limit or whatever

As a bonus, are there any applications that automatically convert a folder full of mp3s into versions of those mp3s with levelled audio? IE, all the songs will become roughly the same volume.

I know there might be better ways to organise your music but I like to do it like this. Thanks in advance people. Currently I use 4K Youtube to MP3 but it has a daily limit and no automatic playlist support (without a paid license).
R: 3 / I: 0
Google(tm) Task Mate(tm), the new quirky way of wageslaving for less than minimum wage!
R: 239 / I: 35

Linux

Why aren't you using Linux? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon.

>Open source vs. Free Software

https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.en.html

>List of free as in freedom distros approved by the FSF

https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html

>A really good linux distro that doesn't have systemd, but a fast and simple init/service management system called runit

https://voidlinux.org/


-
Image credit:
By [email protected] Larry Ewing and The GIMP, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80930
R: 18 / I: 1

What the hell happened?

What happened to the internet?
I wasn't alive back then, but pretend it's 1984
A friend of you asked for the source code for the software you've made
you put it in your university's ftp server tilde
he downloads it
while he downloads it at half kilobyte per second, you talk about Neuromancer.
The internet used to be the user's network (hem, Usenet) but now corporations have taken over the internet, for example, cloudflare have 4 million IP addresses, google has 10 million.
They have big corpos an absurd number of IP addresses, and they won't give selfhosters even half IP address. Not to mention that ISPs won't even bother on implementing IPv6, which can solve the problem the horrible distribution of IPv4 gave us.
We could have given self hosters an IP address for whatever they want. Personal websites (remember geocities?), non-profit services (searx, peertube…) for everyone.
The internet was made to be distributed, but cloudflare, google, facebook and all of them are trying to centralize it.
Is there any chance for us to have a distributed, corp free internet?
Maybe the solution for this is Tor, but Tor is a centralized network (nothing wrong with it, because it is still very anonymous) but well, we can use tor for hosting services and websites. because creating a .onion is very easy, you don't need to pay for a domain, or worry about dynamic IP address.
There's also I2P, which is somehow like tor, but it instead of using tor nodes, you use someone else's I2P router, This router cannot MITM your traffic in I2P because it's always end to end encrypted. The problem with both tor and I2P is that they need a server to serve the website. Thankfully, there's freenet, which is basically, anonymous torrents, these "torrents" are used for websites (they're called freesites)
When you visit a site in Freenet, you download it from its "seeders", and when you finish downloading it, you are now seeding the website. Just like a torrent. This means that the site can still be online. even if the first person's server goes down.
R: 22 / I: 3

What's the point of coding?

I want to learn coding in python, but the problem is, I just don't know why I should do it.
Game development is meaningless since gaming is purely infantile and a psych ops made by porky to keep the proles sedated with pointless "fun"
High end programming has no use outside of web design and programming garbage like malware and some preexisting services that have been done a thousand times
Almost everything is proprietary garbage that cannot be tampered with or learnt from, so I am forced to learn from pre-existing tutorials which only go over normie shit (no biggie)
So to sum up, I just don't see any purpose in learning to program, almost everything surrounding it is just some CIA psych ops or a tremendous waste of time
I'm seriously at a block here.
R: 4 / I: 0

Quick Question

Does discontinued shit like windows 7/vista still have feds spying on you thru it?
Im planning on having a 32 gb usb stick so I can flash w*ndows 7 on it, and I don't want to give it any network access, just use it to run applications that Linux cannot run and record footage for stuff (I'm planning on becoming a content creator, not the point here)

My question is that, are there still feds spying on you even on old discontinued stuff?
R: 1 / I: 0

tv.leftypol.org/r/tech/

So, this is a thing now.
Come hang out with us fellow tech junkies.

https://tv.leftypol.org/r/tech/
R: 0 / I: 0
Don't listen, the wunderweapons are not worth the effort compared to good workers' unionization efforts. If the feds actual go for action that's more useful than any of the lifestylist solutions here.
Boomers didn't stop the January coup attempt because there wasn't anonymity.
R: 5 / I: 2
>rioting in India $6 against Apple is BASED

Is Louis becoming a comrade???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeEERdbfH0c
R: 30 / I: 1
Do you use any proprietary garbage against your own will because your peers refuse to switch to better alternatives?

Pic related, though only the web client. I don't use anything else that's proprietary, not even youtube.
R: 12 / I: 0
lol…
R: 5 / I: 0

lrn2code

Been teaching myself to code recently, I won't make a rambling OP because the replies will probably be more insightful.
I've been using Codecademy and I found it's really good except for when the bash terminal decides not to work (and then works perfectly when I reload the exercise and copy and paste the code from the old one). I don't learn skills particularly well from reading, so actually get walked through the doing is a major plus for me.
Is it the best thing going? Are there better sites? Are there other self-taught people here? I don't want to spend years in a university and would rather get some qualifications rather than fuck around any longer (opinions on things like CompTIA?)

Course I've been doing for people more clueless than me (you don't need to buy the pro stuff, just try to figure everything out before using hints, and always read the hints even when you've finished it):
https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-c-plus-plus
R: 5 / I: 0

Making a portable USB of any linux OS

So I have been wanting/needing a portable Linux drive for a while, having just explored some of the versions tonight I am quite interested in POP_OS or just standard Ubuntu but it seems for installing onto a USB Manjaro might be easier just because of the installation process and less messing around.

Do any comrades have experience in this or just linux distros in general, maybe give me some guides or point me in the right direction

I will mostly using it for programming and work (networking) and its just going to be easy to have one if not a couple of USB's ready to go at any time.

p.s fuck CURRENCY (dollars)
R: 2 / I: 0
Is there anything I should be wary of with bluetooth dongles? I might grab a random one off aliexpress unless you guys tell me not to.
R: 1 / I: 0

Ram won't go back to how it was before

Okay so I was trying to fix my PC but I'll skip past the details, eventually found out it was a case issue, but in the process of trying to diagnose issues I ended up removing 3/4 of my ram sticks. 1 was locked in place by cpu cooler so didn't get that far. Anyway, I got my PC running once again but only if I don't have those other three ram sticks in. I can't figure out how to get it back how it was. If I try to put the three sticks back in the PC just turns on and then turns off. I don't remember what order they were in before but they are all from the same set so it shouldn't matter right? I tried inspecting them for damage from removing/installing them but the sticks all look fine, and I can't see any obvious damage to the ram ports. Is there a special way to get 4 channel ram working that I've messed up by booting the PC with only one stick in it?

Sorry I know you guys deal with more complicated stuff than this usually but I don't really know who else to ask. Thanks!
R: 5 / I: 1
The message here is that every VPN that isn't shut down does deals with the feds

You aren't safe
R: 6 / I: 0
Do chemists just mix and heat weird shit together just to see what happens?
R: 6 / I: 0
Google violated US labor laws by spying on workers who were organizing employee protests, then firing two of them, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today. Several other employees were fired in the wake of the protests, but the NLRB found that only the terminations of Berland and Spiers violated labor laws.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/2/22047383/google-spied-workers-before-firing-labor-complaint
R: 29 / I: 2

youtube-dl DMCA takedown thread

We all should have known this was coming

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24872911

This should be an indication that all git repos need to be mirrored *somewhere*

At the moment there are many mirrors on gitlab.com, including https://gitlab.com/pintert3/youtube-dl.git
Last known commit according to IRC is 416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f
The last few commits via git log:

commit 416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f (HEAD, origin/master, origin/HEAD, master)
Author: Sergey M․ [email protected]>
Date: Fri Oct 23 21:31:37 2020 +0700

[ytsearch] Fix extraction (closes #26920)

commit 48c5663c5f7dd9ecc4720f7c1522627665197939
Author: Toan Nguyen [email protected]>
Date: Thu Oct 22 19:15:05 2020 +0700

[afreecatv] Fix typo (#26970)

commit 7d740e7dc7149cfd93dde1fa47e9f314e72582c2
Author: Hannu Hartikainen [email protected]>
Date: Mon Oct 19 17:56:23 2020 +0000

[23video] Relax _VALID_URL (#26870)

commit 4eda10499e8db831167062b0e0dbc7d10d34c1f9
Author: Kevin O'Connor [email protected]>
Date: Sat Oct 17 13:10:41 2020 -0400

[utils] Don't attempt to coerce JS strings to numbers in js_to_json (#26851)

The current logic in `js_to_json` tries to rewrite octal/hex numbers to
decimal. However, when the logic actually happens the `"` or `'` have
already been trimmed off. This causes what were originally strings, that
happen to look like octal/hex numbers, to get rewritten to decimal and
returned as a number rather than a string.

In practive something like:

```js
{
"0x40": "foo",
"040": "bar",
}
```

would get rewritten as:

```json
{
64: "foo",
32: "bar
}
```

This is problematic since this isn't valid JSON as you cannot have
non-string keys.
R: 3 / I: 0

Cuba uses google analytics

ecured.cu uses google analytics, why is that? WTF is Cuba's youth club is doing?

I thought socialism wouldn't sell our data to google wtf.
R: 18 / I: 0

adobe flash player will die by 2021.

Friendly reminder that flash is gonna be dead in less than a month and alongside it a large chunk of the old internet in the form of flash animations and games,Because the software is old and full of so many security flaws that Adobe just can't be arsed to fix it anymore at this point so they're just ending support altogether.

What does /tech/ think of this? Is it a good riddance?

https://www.wired.com/story/adobe-finally-kills-flash-dead/
R: 0 / I: 0

Free programming languages tutorial

Youtube playlist by a college professor:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75YXG7TYNRKHzVmFT2Lh34hMNZ44idSv

videos teaching programming language theories mostly SCALA, with a few bits of scheme/c/js thrown in
R: 20 / I: 0
Is this my best option for removing the Google/Apple yoke of servitude? I want to piss off all my proprietary fag coworkers who think applife is the future of computing.
R: 6 / I: 0

SolarWinds hack

>US national security agencies issued a joint statement Wednesday acknowledging a "significant and ongoing hacking campaign" that's affecting the federal government. It's still unclear how many agencies are affected or what information hackers might have stolen so far, but by all accounts the malware is extremely powerful. According to analysis by Microsoft and security firm FireEye, both of which were also infected with the malware, it gives hackers broad reach into impacted systems.
>On Thursday, Politico reported that systems at the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration were also affected. Also on Thursday, Microsoft said it had identified more than 40 customers that were targeted in the hack. More information is likely to emerge about the hack and its aftermath.
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-head-calls-solarwinds-hack-act-of-recklessness-what-you-need-to-know/
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/12/microsoft-is-reportedly-added-to-the-growing-list-of-victims-in-solarwinds-hack/

One of the worst parts about mass surveillance is that the people doing it are embarrassingly bad at securing the data they're hoarding.
R: 9 / I: 0

Well I'm disappointed

For a site known predominantly for leftism and marxists ideology I was expecting more threads on factories and better methods of mass producing state demanded goods on its tech board. Oh well, stay in school and work hard y'all
R: 35 / I: 1

Leftist Tech Communities?

Is there something like HackerNews but not infested by Silly Valley's libertarian STEMlords and VC-bootlicking hustlers?
R: 11 / I: 7
Can I see your home screen?
R: 6 / I: 0
Do itx mobos without (((wireless))) even exist anymore?
R: 2 / I: 0

Really big projects

Seven hundred million lines of code written over a period of thirteen years. That's how large the CIA's Marble framework was at the time of its 2017 Wikileaks "Vault7" exposure. At Bill Binney's estimate of $50 per line, that's a $35 billion program.

Ever since learning this I have been attempting to find programs of a similar size. The Linux kernel is currently roughly 27.8 million LOC. Windows Vista was 50 million LOC. Mac OS X v10.4 was 85 million LOC. Supposedly some "high-end" proprietary car software is at the 100 million LOC range. And according to many sources, the entirety of Google internet services is 2 billion lines of codes–but I don't think that really counts because it's hardly a discrete piece of software.

So is the Marble framework one of the largest pieces of software ever created? Is there nothing else that compares?
R: 4 / I: 1
>with the power of ai and machine learning we built this 300% efficient quantum supercomputer to make the world go fully green and STOP climate change by 2025
R: 9 / I: 0

Escaping the DDoS protection racket

Are we about to witness the next escalation in clampdowns on speech across the internet? The incoming presidential administration in the United States has included among its Department of Defense transition team Alyssa Starzak. Starzak, who previously held positions as General Counsel of the U.S. Army, Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense, counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and assistant general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, has for the past few years now been Head of Policy at Cloudflare. During her time at Cloudflare, we have already witnessed examples of politically-motived business decisions about who gets to be protected by DDoS protection services and who doesn't, including the shutting down of sites like 8ch and Daily Stormer. But it seems DDoS services have become just another aspect of Silicon Valley's merger with the US national security state.

Sources, since no news sites really seem to have picked up on this yet:
https://buildbackbetter.gov/the-transition/agency-review-teams/
https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/node/211
R: 39 / I: 4

PROGRAMMERS WANTED: SOCIAL MEDIA APP

https://github.com/ComradOrg/Comrad
R: 26 / I: 1
BRAINSTORM THREAD
Post every single idea you have, no matter how stupid or insignificant, for combining or using current technology to get closer to revolution or a socialist society.

Just post at least one idea.
R: 16 / I: 1
Is there any point in storing old computer hardware?
I've got a bunch of junk taking up space that I've got just in case, but so far it's been useless to me.
R: 7 / I: 1

ChromeOS/Chromebook hate thread

Can we have one of these going? I hate having to be forced to use this shitty spyware for school. It is so janky and broken and is missing several features that I usually take for granted in a computer Also the person who thought shoehorning Grammarly every time I open up CIAhrome deserves to be hung, drawn, and quartered (in minecraft)
R: 2 / I: 0
Solve the verification problem before it's too late and it's enforced because "who will think of whomever the fuck". Time is running out.
All those takedowns really made the anti-privacy goons come out. "Just give them your ID", "it's necessary for the whatever", "what do You have to whatever".
Also I don't care about porn but it's the only picture I found that fits.
R: 2 / I: 0

(SINGULARITY PLAUSIBILITY)

Is a singularity even plausible? *asking leftists*

Like my personal opinion no. because if we enter a singularity what's to say that we didn't have the intelligence to create our own information I:E if we manage to create bots smarter than us then why would we let them fuck up the world. we would probably use them to teach us what they know and then burn them once we have the information.

humans know bots don't have feelings feeling and consciousness are only experienced by living things bot can only retain information and use that information to make more information then we grab that information. That's what we do now with calculators after all

what do you think?
R: 17 / I: 3

Does anyone actually ENJOY writing in python?

I can understand why one would use python for practical purposes : it is the most 'battery included', 'scripting' programming language that requires least amount of fuss to get the work done 'initially'. And yes lots of important scientific research framework depends on python so you don't have much choices on few domain specific problems.

actually that's a spook. I am willing to bet a lot of money even simple boiler plate web applications developers would have wished they are writing in java the moment exceptions start flying.

also those salty researchers who just want to stick it up to their programmer friends with clever jupyter notebook demos would be sorry when they realize numpy could have been much more usable and less human error prone should they chose a language with, you know? BLOODY TYPE AWARE SYSTEM that can allow computer program to deduce which operation feeds what operands without mere mortals fumbling through yet another stack overflow question or never ending reference manual pages???

like seriously, I would furrackign volunteer to port legacy app I am tasked to expand to BCHS or even bloody perl script or fucking racket scgi on my off time than torture myself with this bullshit language of jokes

tl;dr
python & its perpetrators should be gulaged for sabotaging type system and wasting workers time while inflating exploitation rate for bourgeois class
R: 15 / I: 6

CNC Small Arms Manufactring

Is it something practicle for insurgent groups or is it a giant meme?
R: 7 / I: 0

Distributed Computing

Any of you guys do this? I set up BOINC on some old laptop I had and started using it to search for pulsars and shit. Also, [email protected] became the most powerful “supercomputer”.
R: 9 / I: 0
Do you use a CRT monitor?
R: 5 / I: 1
Japan Will Fund AI Technology to Pair Singles Based on 'Emotional Quotient'
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-birth-rate-ai-couples-dating-b1768090.html

This is Silicon Valley tier, in that it doesn't actually address the real issue.
R: 2 / I: 1

Yonder AI

>Yonder is an A.I. software company that discovers the hidden groups who control and amplify online narratives, so companies can navigate an unpredictable, ever-evolving internet with confidence. While we can’t fix the whole internet, we can help with this part of it. Our mission is to create a more authentic internet, where everyone can experience a true sense of belonging.

www.yonder-ai.com
R: 16 / I: 1
>The research paper in question deals with possible ethical issues of large language models, a field of research being pursued by OpenAI, Google and others. Gebru said she doesn’t know why Google had concerns about the paper, which she said was approved by her manager and submitted to others at Google for comment.
>The paper called out the dangers of using large language models to train algorithms that could, for example, write tweets, answer trivia and translate poetry, according to a copy of the document. The models are essentially trained by analyzing language from the internet, which doesn’t reflect large swaths of the global population not yet online, according to the paper. Gebru highlights the risk that the models will only reflect the worldview of people who have been privileged enough to be a part of the training data.
Kind of a weird thing to get fired over, especially when it's your damn job to do exactly this.
R: 10 / I: 1

is quantum computing legit or is it all hype?

how come it seems like no progress has been made? we keep hearing about research but it seems like we never get to see any results. what gives?
what even is quantum computing anyway?
R: 4 / I: 1

Masks are finally culturally acceptable everywhere

>hides your face from coppers
>no more facial recognition
>aesthetic
THANK YOU CORONA-CHAN
R: 16 / I: 0
Do we need a leftist Luke Smith?
R: 4 / I: 0

My Phone Was Spying on Me, so I Tracked Down the Surveillants

>There are 160 apps on my phone. What they’re actually doing, I don’t know. But I decided to find out.
https://nrkbeta.no/2020/12/03/my-phone-was-spying-on-me-so-i-tracked-down-the-surveillants/
R: 6 / I: 0
Amazon is using union-busting Pinkerton spies to track warehouse workers and labor movements at the company, according to a new report
https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-pinkerton-spies-worker-labor-unions-2020-11
https://nypost.com/2020/11/23/amazon-reportedly-hired-pinkerton-spies-to-monitor-unionization-efforts/

Holy lol.
R: 9 / I: 2
Mozilla shoots itself in the foot again to please its overlords at Google.

>I came across this video recently, in which Mozilla add-on developers talk about the implementation of the new "DeclarativeNetRequest" feature that Google intends to use in order to replace the current "block WebRequest" used in Manifest V2 by pretty much any content blocker worth of it's name. The video is only 3 weeks old: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpDFS-GUytg

>To summarize the important bit of the video, Mozilla is planning to adopt the new functionality without replacing the current one, essentially to ensure compatibility between add-ons in Chrome and Firefox while also maintaining the content blocker functionality.
>However they are very careful to always say, wether in this video or in the corresponding blog posts, that they will support blocking WebRequest "for now", or "we don't have any IMMEDIATE plans to remove content blocking capabilities" which concerns me, because they are definitely going to implement DNR in the future, even if only at browser start up at first.
>The fact that they don't give us a definitive answer regarding content blocking features is a big concern. Surfing the web without UBO is…unthinkable at this point.
https://www.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin/comments/k4lyvi/discussion_progress_of_manifest_v3_for_firefox/
R: 11 / I: 1
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/science/artificial-intelligence-ai-gpt3.html
As if the noise-to-signal ratio of internet content wasn't bad enough.
R: 7 / I: 0
Apple trying really hard to delude normalfags into believing security == privacy (while offering neither).
R: 0 / I: 0
Apple is sec-
R: 4 / I: 0
So this is the power of the foot?
R: 1 / I: 0

/aocg/ Advent of code thread?

No one seemed to make one yet so I guess I'll start.

https://adventofcode.com/
>Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like. People use them as a speed contest, interview prep, company training, university coursework, practice problems, or to challenge each other.

I've made a private leaderboard: 1036885-01d7746b
R: 6 / I: 1
I already knew in the 2000s that japs were fucking retarded when it came to consooming but jesus christ.
R: 14 / I: 7

Unpopular opinion - Fuck 'privacy'

Privacy on the internet in an inherently retarded and infeasible concept. For most people, privacy does not matter, and it is a good thing. Since its very inception the internet and its communication protocols were never designed with privacy in mind, because humans don't live a private lifestyle. Do you schizos wrap yourself in tinfoil clothing and hide every inch of your skin and use a voice changer when talking to other people IRL? Do you tunnel every single conversation one on one so no other person can overhear you?

You are already monitored on a daily basis, and humans have been in general for thousands of years now, and it is a general way of information exchange and communication among people. Not everyone can live a hermit lifestyle encrypting every bit of traffic that leaves their basement.

The upcoming integration of cloud based services and the IoT among machines, along with increased automation will help more people who don't care about retarded non issues like muh data mining and those super fucking great cooming sites you searched for the other month. Maybe you neckbeards should try leaving your house more often and realize that technology exists to serve social needs and thus information IS required in the process. Using busted up, old, Thinkpads and then cutting off hardware wiring does not make you any more special or 'secure'. Secure from what? Who exactly are you trying to hide from? Motherfucker I can guarantee that most of these self proclaimed 'privacy enthusiasts' are friendless losers, so nobody would care either way if anything happened to you.

The average human lifespan is around 80 years now, all that time that could be spent being open and social with people, living a carefree life, and instead you spend it on some vague concept of being 'le based privacy chad hackerman', someone who is so non-existent, even online, that the people of your own forums and imageboards won't recognize you.

You won't look back at all those years wasted on ricing up your machines and encrypting your TOR mails for gazillionth time, just in case of that tiny off chance that a glowie decided to read your smut collection that particular day. Though you might remember the day you had a good laugh with your friends on dickcord or other 'privacy nightmares'.

Unless you're an Illegalist, in which case please carry on.
R: 5 / I: 3
Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices
https://cybernews.com/security/walmart-exclusive-routers-others-made-in-china-contain-backdoors-to-control-devices/

Instead of asking for libre hardware, burgers are going to demand that production is brought back to the US.
R: 2 / I: 0
Seeing the Internet of SHIT being more popular than ever makes me think people are never going to be "redpilled" about mainstream technology.

Also, sorry for posting twitter screencaps.
R: 3 / I: 0
So this is the best modern science can do? Video game consoles?
R: 3 / I: 0

Thermal Goggles

Does anyone know anything about Thermal Goggles/Scopes? I heard right wingers talking about wanting to use rural camouflage against us.
R: 2 / I: 0
>still thinking it was suicide
R: 21 / I: 0

Programming Languages that are Worth learning

I recently gotten myself on some books on how to do Java Script again. I came here today to ask what is the programming languages that are worth learning.

Because I think that people still use Java Script but not as nearly as much as other programs. I want to do this on my off time as I look for a job again. That way I can just have something useful other than my knowledge of historic events and wanting to preserve the artifacts.
R: 34 / I: 3
What is the best e-reader? Is the Kindle paperwhite even worth mentioning?
R: 22 / I: 1

What Linux distros are used by Stallman?

I've heard in an older video that Linus Torvalds uses Fedora, and I read on Stallman's webpage that he presently uses a newer distro called Trisquel GNU/Linux.
R: 15 / I: 1
>Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.
https://apnews.com/article/bf75dd1c26c947b7826d270a16e2658a

It's all so tiresome.
And I know this is old, I just got reminded of it today.
R: 5 / I: 0

Projects

Just started programming a month ago and finished an introductory python course. Can you recommend me some projects to do to become a better programming? Hopefully something related to communism. Danke.
R: 3 / I: 0
>Pluton acts as a hardware root-of-trust, which in simple terms protects a device’s hardware from tampering, such as from hardware implants or by hackers exploiting flaws in the device’s low-level firmware. By integrating the chip inside future Intel, AMD and Qualcomm central processor units, or CPUs, it makes it far more difficult for hackers with physical access to a computer to launch hardware attacks and extract sensitive data, the companies said.
>The chip comes with immediate benefits, like making hardware attacks against Windows devices far more difficult to succeed. But the chip also solves a major security headache by keeping the device’s firmware up-to-date.
>Microsoft declined to say if it planned to offer the Pluton chip designs to other chip makers or if it planned to make the designs open-source for anyone to use, but said it plans to share more details in the future, leaving the door open to the possibility
https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/microsoft-pluton-security-chip-intel-amd-qualcomm/

Because having to choose between the AMD and IME botnets wasn't enough, Microsoft is going to add its own backdoor to pretty much ALL processors.
R: 9 / I: 1
Yep… they don't make 'em like they used to.
R: 13 / I: 0

Socialist Open-Source Projects

It seems like the open-source/Linux community is made up of a bunch of Libertarian-types. Are there any good socialist open-source projects I can follow, or important socialist computer science figures I should know about?
R: 55 / I: 5

gochan

How close is GOCHAN to being done? we need to replace this shit lynxchan software soon.

there's also 'jschan'
https://zchan.cc/index.html
R: 10 / I: 1

arguing for free software under capitalism

none of my programmer friends believe in open source software because they claim it "doesn't make money". I tried to explain that large corporations would be willing to pay for the programmers wages since the intellectual property itself is only so valuable if they have programmers actively developing it and adding labor time. they claim that it never happens in real life, so I countered it by using the linux foundation as an example, and explaining that plenty of companies fund linux development just because it's such a nice software to use for servers and that it's simply way cheaper to cooperate on linux than trying to go solo and develop their own private software. they claimed it was an exception and insist that it doesn't work and that this is why closed source software is more dominant, but I don't really know of any other examples of free software to persuade them. I remember that Brazil was pretty big on it for a while, was that because of some kind of government policy or what? are there other examples of free software dominating in capitalism simply because it's cheaper and more profitable for companies in the long run?
R: 32 / I: 4

Firefox Fenix - Yet Another Browser Thread

Is the new firefox for android as bad as they say?
>no about:config
>no extensions besides redditblock
>can't make urlbar persistent
>no save as pdf
>accessing top sites, bookmarks and history is more cumbersome
Also worried about resource consumption and crashes, I have an old phone with a few years old lineageos and it's already slow and often purges background apps from memory. I also use dozens to more than a hundred tabs on mobile and lose those in private browsing in frequent crashes.
Do I have to stay on the old version and try to block progress as long as possible?
R: 357 / I: 20

Learn to code they say, become labour aristocrat they say

Junior programmers are most exploited proles currently. Only senior programmer that bring lot of surplus value has benefits. I am student at pretty bad computer science school i struggled to find a job entire 3 years. Finally i lied about knowing someone and got a job as Java developer with no technical interview. I never wrote webapps in Java, i was using Python for everything, why would iuse Java? Python is used by scientists in all interesting areas like ML or cybsec. Anyway i thought i will never find python job so i accepted offer. I spend first month in this job mostly writing tests. 2 weeks ago manager "trusted" me with writing nondependent, noncritical piece of original CRUD code. Project is using old legacy technology and it was trully difficult for me to implement even basic sorting or filtering in components i wrote. Ok, so i spend a month working, making some stupid mistakes and asking him some stupid questions (that probably gave a way what a clueless idiot i am to him). Anyway after a week i finished my task, and i even spend a weekend working on it, because i did not wanted to dissapoint. I thought when i come back in monday i will be trusted with writing other tasks, but no. Manager was talking with some other guy about throwing me out, about how i dont know anything about Java, and he did so loudly so i can hear it and any other worker sorrounding me (we work in open space). In current situation i dont know, it may be better if he straight fired me, but i will probably go there another month or two, with nothing to do. Manager will ignore me, wont give me any tasks, and he will talk shit about me literally behind my back. I cant even focus on writing those tests and make stupid mistakes. My piece of code i spend week of work and even my free time on is fully functional, why he cant even accept my fucking pull request?! All i want is for my programs to be used in production and get first year of experience earning bad wage. What a sorry predicament i got myself into. I wasted few years of my life, my health (spine and eyes) for carrer that seems to be unsuitable to me. I dont know what should i do anymore.
R: 7 / I: 0
Why? ffs I just wanted to watch a yt video, why does Youtube/Google want to know so much for just an age restricted video.

Could it get even worse than this or is this the limit?
R: 2 / I: 0
Does anyone here know how to code in Python?

I'm trying to learn but I got stuck in this exercise where basically I need to split a list of words in two lists. I.e.: I need to have every word from the beginning of the list to the N-1 word in a list a, and the remaining words (from the N word til the end) in a new list b. N is the splitting point and it can be any index between 0 and M (size of the list -1).

The only way I can think of to do this is by iterating over all the words from the first word until the N-1 word (looping through all the words starting and index i=0, 1, …, i=N-1), and at each iteration appending the respective word to list_a (list_a.add(list[i]). And do the same thing for the remaining words (looping through the N word to the very last word, and append these words to list_b).

Is there a better/more efficient way to do this?
R: 9 / I: 0

Non-botnet kindle or other e-readers

Are there any projects for freeing e-readers and removing all/most/some proprietary stuff?
Or is my only option just turning airplane mode on and hoping for the best?
R: 2 / I: 0
>go to website
>spend a bit on it
>look at the corner
&ltNot Secure
R: 30 / I: 5

invidious is shutting down

So the author quits the invidious project, so what now ?
It seems that other instances https://instances.invidio.us/ will continue
but according to https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24024230 the hole project is being abandoned.

Here's the not from the project author:

>Stepping away from open source

>Published August 1, 2020, tags: invidious

>Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an >account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host.


>The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward.


>At the time of this writing, the main Invidious instance has roughly 35,000 users. It's difficult for me to even begin to think of those as actual people, and not just a number. At that level, the amount of feedback I receive, which I would consider rather small in comparison to others I've seen, is overwhelming. It's demoralizing not being able to respond to all of it properly. Even more so when I've received something that deserves an involved response, but I haven't had the time to reply, which counter-intuitively means the best comments are least likely to receive any response. To echo antirez: it's crushing not being able to be "there" for people.


>Lately, I've felt myself withdraw much more in return. For any project though, especially something that requires maintanence, it's difficult to actually "unplug" and mentally recharge. Turning off notifications has helped, but it's definitely taken its toll.


>For any project of a certain size, it's more important for the lead to be a manager more than a developer. As an example, it's mostly well-known that Linus Torvalds hardly does any coding anymore. At that point working on a side-project becomes a job, and not one I particularly enjoy. If I had known that I would've ended up in that position on a passion project, I'm curious if I would have made it open-source, or started working on it at all.


>In either case, I consider myself extremely lucky to have people that can manage the project in future, and can only imagine what it would be like for someone without that luxury. I can't help shake the feeling that somewhere, the software I use is being developed solely by volunteers who would rather quit, but don't have the ability to say "no". This post has been delayed for that very reason, especially when so many people have given so much, and I feel they deserve a proper goodbye. At this point though, I can't find the strength to leave on better terms.


>I don't want this to read like I somehow feel underappreciated or underpaid. I'm not motivated by praise or money. After working on the same thing for three years, I'm just tired and ready to move on.
R: 80 / I: 12

cybersocialist planning poll

https://forms.gle/3sBQnaFXdv5jhBAa7answer some questions about how you would like the hypothetical open source software to be written.
R: 1 / I: 0

Breaking News Spam King Dead

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/body-found-in-canada-identified-as-neo-nazi-spam-king/
>The body of a man found shot inside a burned out vehicle in Canada three years ago has been identified as that of Davis Wolfgang Hawke, a prolific spammer and neo-Nazi who led a failed anti-government march on Washington, D.C. in 1999, according to news reports.
R: 8 / I: 1
big if true
R: 9 / I: 2
Ransomware as a service.
R: 3 / I: 0

Big Tech and political power

Pic related has become normalized over the last four years. Big Tech has far too much meddling power in politics and as long as its for bad orange man no one bats an eye. If the Biden-Harris administration is smart they will immediately seek to break up Google and Twitter as their power increasingly threatens the federal government. I really hope the 20s see a return to the decentralized web instead of almost all internet traffic being owned by 3 companies.
The FSFs fight against DRM in web content is essentially the same fight.
R: 4 / I: 0

spotify DRM is almost defeated

https://gitlab.com/fuck-capitalism/spotifykeydumper

now that we know how to extract AES key that encrypts the audio stream, we are one python script away from spotify-dling all those musics
R: 56 / I: 3

PC build

Just building a semi-cheap PC to replace my old one I built 3 years ago, it's not really meant to be a brand new state-of-the-art computer but just one that's supposed to have the same power as my old one but that runs better. Also yes I'm using Intel because my past 4 computers have used Ryzen or AMD and milage has varied, intel is shit but at least it's shit that won't turn into a nuke like my AMD did(it was their very first 8-core) and also I'm trying to skimp on money so while expensive and probably not the best performance I at least know it won't require a fucking swimming pool for a cooling unit. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8W2Gq3
R: 0 / I: 0

FLOSS CAD thread

CAD thread, preferably using free/libre open source tools. FreeCAD, LibreCAD, SolveSpace etc. Where are my CAD anons at?

Pics related are a mostly wooden wind turbine design I came up with yesterday. 45x145 and 45x95 mm lumber. Around 1500 W. Drawn in SolveSpace. Critique welcome!
R: 9 / I: 0

Federated Discord

Have you heard of Riot.im?https://about.riot.im/freeits a federated discord alternative.
R: 5 / I: 0

FLOSS imageboard software

https://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality

What do people think of this IB software? it looks like a higher version of whats running on leftypol.org
R: 15 / I: 0
Can anyone give me a good GPU/CPU review site that doesn't do sponsored content? Like 75% of all articles about RTX i have found have been sponsored by Nvidia and it sucks.
R: 3 / I: 2

cybermemes

some /tech/ memes.
R: 8 / I: 2
It's just a different extension for JPEGs. It's the same format.
R: 18 / I: 0

Languages

What programming languages do you guys use? I'm mostly Python, Java, C#, C++. Used to like functional programming but IMO now that regular OO languages have alot of function features like first class functions its not as big a deal to write code in a pure functional language like lisp or haskell, better to write regular python or something and occasionally write some functional-styled code
R: 5 / I: 0
Is Raspberry pi 4 safe to use? Comparing to Intel/Amd that may be backdoored
R: 7 / I: 0

Packet sniffing and interception via PAU06 Panda wireless

So I bought this pandawireless wifi card for packet sniffing.i managed too get it running and in monitor mode on my computer, but, my machine keeps yelling at me about airmon-ng already being installed under "iw" which is what I used to put my dongle into monitor mode, but, I am not seeing any applications with iw loike airdump that allows me to monitor traffic in the area.Can anyone help me actually make use of my wifi cards monitor mode?
R: 6 / I: 0

video editor

hi comrades,

i need a simple video editor for youtube, something simple like microsoft movie maker used to be
R: 3 / I: 1

Need a 3rd party Twitter app

Is there a 3rd party app, which allows me to "follow" people, without using an account? Or is there a free "Twitter to RSS" converter, so I can receive tweets als RSS feed? I'm unable to find anything! Thanks in advance!
R: 14 / I: 1
are the new Ubuntu backgrounds based or what?
R: 13 / I: 1

What are you working on?

This is the type of thread that you can write in every time you visit the site! You can do anything from use this as a personal log for your project, to sharing what you're hacking on at the moment, to critique something some else did in the thread, or request help with a bug you're struggling with. I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys are up to!
R: 6 / I: 0
Are we fucked? If so, how fucked are we?
R: 15 / I: 1
Maybe NOVIDEO is going to try making good cards again now that AMD is back.
R: 31 / I: 1

ACSII General

Thread for creating and sharing and discussing ACSII art.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⣤⣶⡢⣄
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢰⣿⣿⣿⣾⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣳⣠⣄⡀⣀⣀⡀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣴⣾⣶⣦⣻⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣵⣿⣿⣾⣿⣿⣿⠆
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣬⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣢⣤⣤⡀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣴⣶⣶⣿⣿⡿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣟⡛⠊⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢻⣻⣿⣿⣟⡿⠽⣿⣿⣿⡎
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⣿⣿⡿⣛⡿⣱⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣤⣽⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡆⢹⣿⣿⣵⣦
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⣴⣽⠿⢹⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡋⠃⢈⣿⣿⡛⣿⠇
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⣿⡝⣼⣿⣿⣿⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣧⣼⣾⡿⣟⣉⣁⣠⣬⣾⣿⡗⢱⣦⡄
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣿⣥⣿⡻⣿⡿⠿⣿⣻⣿⣿⡿⠛⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡟⣜⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢿⣿⣟⠟⠁⣸⢿⡇
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠸⣿⣯⣽⡁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠛⠛⠋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠉⠀⠛⠛⠋⠙⠛⠁⠚⣯⡅⠀⠀⢙⣿⠋
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠙⠋⠻⡽⡛⠲⠶⣂⣤⣤⠀⢀⠀⢀⣶⣶⣤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⣿⣶⣇⣤⣠⡼⠉⠉
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠚⠛⠃⠙⠯⠶⠶⠞⢾⡏⣿⣿⣽⡇⣴⠶⣮⣿⣟⠞⠛⠛⠋⠉⠁
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⣿⡯⡇
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⣤⣤⣤⣴⣶⣾⣵⠶⠶⢲⢦⣤⣤⣀⣀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣼⡿⡉⠷⠿⠍⠁⢘⠀⢃⠀⣀⣉⡉⠉⠉⢙⣛⣛⣦
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠻⠿⠶⠶⠀⠀⢀⣾⣿⣭⡉⠻⠿⠀⠀⠈⠉⠛⠁
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠟⣿⣿⡿⢱⣦⣼⣯⣇
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢾⣷⣿⣿⣿⣇⣿⢿⣿⣗⡇⠀⢀⣀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣠⣶⣶⣤⡀⣠⣶⣮⣿⣿⢶⣤⣀⢱⣶⡿⠗⣠⣶⡬⢑⠛⠀⢾⣿⣟⡃⠶⠆⢀⣠⣤⣀⡀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢹⢺⣿⣿⣽⠱⣿⣿⣿⣿⠿⠋⣽⣿⡻⣯⣤⣿⣿⣿⣿⣶⣾⣿⡿⣿⣿⣿⠐⠷⣿⣿⣿⣵
R: 60 / I: 9

MAOSS: Militant Anarchist Open Source Society

/g/ had a good idea for once:
We need a third option to the dichotomy between the fascist commie NIH philosophy of the FSF and the boot-licking brown-nosing philosophy of the OSI.
>OSI: in an ideal world, all software should be libre, but good software is more important than libre software, so when proprietary software is better than libre software, it should be able to cannibalize the libre software to make itself even better
>FSF: libre software is more important than good software, and therefore libre software is ALWAYS better than proprietary alternatives, no matter how many features are missing, and anyone who uses proprietary software should be harassed until they change their mind, and libre software should never promote proprietary software, not even for interoperability

What's the commonality that necessitates this dichotomy?
It's the fact that both the OSI and the FSF respect laws around proprietary software.
>OSI: those laws are kind of unethical, but it's okay if you want to license under them and steal our shit, your work is better after all
>FSF: those laws are unethical, so if you're going to license under them, then the only way to simultaneously avoid breaking them and retain user freedoms is to not use your software or even acknowledge its existence

I present the MAOSS. An idea for a gang of criminal e-thugs who use violence to force proprietary licensors to forfeit their IPs against their will so that users don't have to choose between software that works and software that respects their freedoms.
>oh, you're going to license your work under a proprietary license? *rips terms of service in half*
>*decompiles your work, neuters it of anti-features, and redistributes the libretized version as a component of other freedom-respecting libre work without your permission*
>oh what's that, you're gonna sue us? lol *brings flamethrower to court*
>*casually murders major proprietary software vendors in cold blood and burgles their laptops*
R: 33 / I: 4

Share your bunkerchan CSS/JS

Share your custom CSS and JS for bunkerchan settings. Here's mine:

CSS


JS
R: 8 / I: 0
This based sheep-fucker hacker built his own Cruise Missile.

Honourary /ourguy/?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAp_hJJlkBo

What other /tech/guys are you like, anons?
R: 6 / I: 2
So there's a small ongoing discussion atm about Guerilla comms in the following thread.
>>>/leftypol/611691 (https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/611691.html)

So it brings up the question. In a hypothetical SHTF situation in the continental USA, where Guerillas must operate from clandestine forest bases, and move consistently without an abundant power supply or reliable physical networks, also against an adversary with a very large signals department;
How do we secretly send messages that only an intended recipient, ie Guerilla command or other groups can read?

So one poster suggested a mix of HAM radio types, with modification to allow for encryption, and another suggested LoRaWAN gateways like pest control units or trail cameras use, but with gateways acting as tor servers.
What do you guys think?
R: 2 / I: 1

Twitter analysis.

I did an analysis of the official leftypol twitter performance, and wrote a report on it. You can see more information in these two threads:

>>>/gulag/7976

>>>/leftypol/1034489

I was asked by a poster to also share this here, and to specifically ask if anyone here has any ideas how the twitter cropping algorithm works, and can offer any tips/insights.

Thank you in advance.
R: 8 / I: 1

Learning assembly language

I have recently started my first course in Software Engineering. The first programming subject we got apart from C is learning assembly language. I have zero knowledge of the subject and it seems quite intimidating at first glance, and was described to us as a hard course. So I wanted to ask, what would be the best sources of information to learn the language and how to even use it? The YouTube tutorials always seem a bit shit and from my first glance it is true for asm as well. We were also all recommended to read picrel over the course. Is it good and or enough for learning? It's 34 years old, so I was wondering if there were more recent manuals on the subject.
R: 6 / I: 2
Can someone please make more of these? I just need him in various forms. It's for a psyop. You won't get paid.
Thanks
R: 1 / I: 0
&lt /ipfs/ homepage?
&lt /ipfs/ image board?
I realy like this
http://127.0.0.1:8080/ipfs/QmP7LM9yHgVivJoUs48oqe2bmMbaYccGUcadhq8ptZFpcD/
From reading it i pick up that hes a /g/ person.
But I realy like the idea.
the implementation is a a bit shit.
You need to be running a local ipfs node on 8080 (obviosluy)

anyone got something like this going on?
anyone follow ipfs stuff?
R: 13 / I: 5

Software Architecture and Systems Design

One of the really neglected aspects of programming is software 'architecture' i.e. how to do overall design of a software system. Indeed even today many companies are replacing leetcode/algorithms style interviews with "systems design" type interviews or at least adding that.

For leftists or open source programmers we also need to study systems design to make programs better.

First book is a textbook for a grad school class on software architecture, published first 2013, and the next is a more modern (2020) book on architecture which teaches more FAANG style designs.

opinions /tech/ ?
R: 10 / I: 0
porn and 4chan are banned in the shitty country I'm living in for the next six months. What weird things are banned in your country?
R: 6 / I: 0

VPS

Sup guys, looking to move my normie friend gaming group from the garbage that is discord to a mumble+matrix/riot (with some fileshare on top mb) hosted on a VPS. Does anyone have tips, insights, and good cheap VPS provider recommendations to give ?
R: 0 / I: 0
Fuck the "cloud".
R: 1 / I: 0
Hmmm…
R: 8 / I: 0
UPDAAAAAAAAAATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
I MUST UPDATE MY APPS
I MUST RELEASE NEW UPDATES
NEW UPDATES MEAN MORE USERS
NEW UPDATES MEAN STABILITY
I DEVELOP UPDATES 8 HOURS A DAY AT WORK
I COME HOME AND UPDATE FOR 5 MORE HOURS
I JUST WANT TO UPDAAATEEEEEEEEEEE OPEN YOUR GOOGLE PLAY I'M ALREADY UPDATINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
R: 15 / I: 1
I am amazed that more people are not talking about Section 230 here.

What is section 230?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230

>At its core, Section 230(c)(1) provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an "interactive computer service" who publish information provided by third-party users:

>No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.
>The statute in Section 230(c)(2) further provides "Good Samaritan" protection from civil liability for operators of interactive computer services in the removal or moderation of third-party material they deem obscene or offensive, even of constitutionally protected speech, as long as it is done in good faith.

There has been a consorted effort by the united states government to destroy section 230 in the last 4 years. Destroying section 230 would turn the internet into the hellscape everyone claimed it would become (and to a part has) with the destruction of net neutrality.
This thread will be, from hence forth, for discussion of section 230 and happenings surrounding it.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/section-230-why-trump-s-covid-misinfo-puts-facebook-and-twitter-in-a-bind/ar-BB19Lzs2

Both Trump and Biden want to repeal 230, fyi.
R: 17 / I: 4

AMD Zen 3 Launch

AMD Zen 3 Launch
Who else here more interested in this than burgerstahn electoral politics?
R: 8 / I: 1
https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/29/21493094/amazon-one-palm-recognition-hand-payments-amazon-go-store

Why even bother with chips under your skin when your eye, palm or face are more than enough?
R: 17 / I: 4
Is there any way to play Steam games without installing Steam itself?
R: 5 / I: 0
Should I stick with green or amber?
R: 5 / I: 0

functional programming

Why haven't you taken the fp pill?
R: 8 / I: 1

Dashchan

https://github.com/Mishiranu/Dashchan

https://github.com/maksrago/Dashchan-Extensions-ACF

Anybody using this to post here? I'm fucking scared because until recently this project was looking over. No updates or anything then randomly out of nowhere got update notification and against my best judgement updated the app. It's got a new look and options now.

But then got several more updates over the next few weeks. Almost one everyday.

I don't know where to check or see why there are these updates coming from out of the blue. Bros please tell me theres not some hidden malware happening behind the scenes of this new UI changes
R: 52 / I: 7

How to set up linux for tor usage.

I posted this in another thread but I think it deserves its own thread.I've been seeing a lot of people saying that installing tor is super hard and difficult, and, even if you use windows it's not that hard. All you have to do is install the tor browser and go into the browser bundle files and run the executable for tor, or, just use the browser bundle.Like it's not hard at all.But, being the pros (and dirty commies that we are) we don't use fucking bourgeois Microsoft.So, I've set up a super simple and comprehensive guide to installing and using tor like a pro on Linux.This is why we use Linux.STEP ONE:Downloading tor:ctrl+alt+t: Open terminal:Sudo apt install torsudo service tor startSTEP TWO:Downloading and setting up privoxy.sudo apt install privoxyEdit the config file:vim /etc/privoxy/config(If you don't have vim sudo apt install vim)add in text at the bottom:(vim insert mode: press I)forward-socks5 .onion 127.0.0.1 9050(press escape)Type :wq (write quite)Done, ammo loaded cannons ready to fire.STEP THREE:Set up firefox to use tor:about:preferences: Network settings, Use custom proxy(Privoxy runs on port 8118) 127.0.0.1 8118Check off "Use this proxy for all protocols"Done.Takes literally 5 seconds and you don't have to inconvenience yourself by downloading a whole brand new fucking browser ONLY for the simple task of bouncing around encrypted packets through a bunch of proxies. You also don't have to live with the hellscape that is Microsoft and the billions of exploits and bugs in and written for it. (Not to mention back doors.)And before anyone starts bitching; Setting up firefox for privacy isn't that difficult.Basically turn off all telemetry and geo location, referer headers (but you will need http refer headers for 8chan) and some other shit, Guide here:https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/09/firefox-hardening-guide/But honestly none of that even matters unless you are a windows user or a pedophile and let's hope you aren't either one of those.Have a nice day.
R: 0 / I: 0

Gitter is joining Element

https://element.io/blog/gitter-is-joining-element/
R: 17 / I: 3

comrades, i need to buy work from home laptop so give me advice which ones are good please

Just want to earn my paycheck to feed myself from something that will work for at least 4+ years and be durable in a chaotic home environment.

I heard stuff about how the new ryzen laptops are crazy good worth of money for the consumer. Don't know much about cpus wars.

Only want to be able to do my work fast on it without lagging under heavy load.

Will be using many many browser tabs, excel sheets, word documents, and pdf softwares. No games or anything. Just work.

What durable laptops would you suggest for these purposes in the $300-500 dollar range. I just want to fully utilize my purchasing power while buying this laptop because i'm kinda loaning the money from somebody else ;-;
R: 75 / I: 8

Linux fully surrenders to SJWs

https://github.com/django/django/pull/2692
https://github.com/redis/redis/issues/3185
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2248
https://www.drupal.org/node/2275877
https://www.drupal.org/node/343414
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/9894#issuecomment-424086622
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.8-Inclusive-Terminology

For symbol names and documentation, avoid introducing new usage of 'master / slave' (or 'slave' independent of 'master') and 'blacklist / whitelist'. Recommended replacements for 'master / slave' are:
'{primary,main} / {secondary,replica,subordinate}'
'{initiator,requester} / {target,responder}'
'{controller,host} / {device,worker,proxy}'
'leader / follower'
'director / performer'

Recommended replacements for 'blacklist/whitelist' are:
'denylist / allowlist'
'blocklist / passlist'

There are around 19.5k mentions of "slave" within the kernel source tree, mostly within the kernel networking code. The string "master" is mentioned some 26.9k times. For "blacklist" are around 888 mentions when checking in the current Git tree.

Forget about real development, their work will consist of renaming and censoring a bunch of words at the whims of those who aren't contributing anything, just to meet an imaginary diversity quota. Forget about your experienced C programmers, Linus greenlights Rust in-kernel support to be used for future drivers.
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAKwvOdmuYc8rW_H4aQG4DsJzho=
R: 5 / I: 0

Recycling Hardware

Boomer family left me hundreds of blank floppies. (You know how Boomers love to collect things they don't use, which invariably become obsolete and become e-waste; they left thousands of blank CDs, DVDs, a zip-drive and about 6 old laptops and a few ancient desktops too. Because they refused to give anything away when they upgraded their stuff.)

Any ideas for what I can do with the floppies?
R: 27 / I: 1
About to start learning Rust. What am I in for?
R: 9 / I: 0

Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number Registration

Anyone know of a reliable way to get a fake phone number for when social media accounts force it upon you?
I keep trying those 'receive SMS' websites but all the numbers are already used by the time I get to them.

Also, you don't need to remind me how they all spy on you, I know, I just need this to conduct business directly with clients, nothing more.
R: 59 / I: 1

Let's talk VPNs

I was using riseup.net as a VPN, but, now cloudflair (The upstream provider for the site) is blocking it. Furthermore, it's come to my attention that riseup boofed their canary after the FBI requested server logs. They are glowin the darks, for real, and confirmed.
What VPN would you suggest anon? What VPN, if any, do you use. I was thinking of routing all my traffic over tor, but, currently the site still blocks tor traffic.

Help me out guys, I feel naked, thanks.
R: 60 / I: 4

Proper RSS setup thread

Replacing registration on major, datamining, media hosting sites [b]with secure, sleek, easy RSS set-up[/b] Bunker/tech/ alpha draft

RSS SETUP (tor + QuiteRSS)
>Install: quiterss and tor
>Stylize: Options->Fonts and Colors->Colors: stylize to your own liking
>Secure QuiteRSS: Tools->Options->Browser-> untick "embedded browser" and leave the "external browser" empty, under 'Content' untick everything
>Torify: Tools->Opt.->Network Connections: SOCKS5, proxy server: localhost, port: 9050
>Go to desired Youtube channel page (or visit it via https://invidious.snopyta.org , which may be taken down soon)
>Right-click and pick View Page Source (or for invidious copy the unique channel ID which is already copy-pastable from the URL; it's the last string of text after "/channel/")
>For Youtube, when at the View Page Source page, ctrl+f "/channel/" and pick the unique channel ID
>Insert the unique channel ID (which looks like 'aAi1SEieasu124dSdsa45Ddas') into the end of the following RSS-ready link:
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=[b]ENTER_UNIQUE_ID_HERE[/b]''''
For Soundcloud see bottom of this post
>Paste the completed channel link into your RSS reader.

MEDIA PLAYER [b]STREAMING[/b] (torsocks + SMPlayer + mpv)
>Install: torsocks, youtube-dl, smplayer and mpv
>Stylize: Open SMPlayer->Options->Preferences->Interface: stylize to your own liking
>Torify part 1: SMPlayer->Opt.->Pref.->Network->Proxy: Enable proxy, Type (bottom of list): SOCKS5, Host: localhost, Port: 9050
>Torify part 2: SMPlayer->Opt.->Pref.->Network: support for video sites: mpv + youtube-dl

&ltFinal product (pictures for demo)
>Select a recent RSS feed notification from one of the channels you're syndicated to
>Click "copy URL"
>Select SMPlayer->CTRL+U->double-enter
Voilà

&ltExtra:
>Guide for Soundcloud:
>"View page source" on given channel
>Ctrl+f "soundcloud://users:"
>The unique string is the "USERID" for the following RSS-ready link
https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:USERID/sounds.rss
>Enter the completed link into the RSS reader


Meta:
Note: This is the best I've tinkered out by my own, but I'm suspicious that some of these steps are overly complicated, hence why I highlighted this as an 'alpha draft' – let's cooperate and see if there's even better ways of doing this [b]while still retaining the security perks[/b]. I feel like there must be an easier technique for translating into RSS link than what I'm doing for one. Secondly maybe also a more integrated media player than SMPlayer+mpv that still allows for torification of media player youtube streams (youtube-dl).
R: 295 / I: 110

Bunkerchan wojak generator script

I've decided to make my script open source. Enjoy.
https://pastebin.com/raw/pajZ4N2x

Edit: This script has been banned on leftypol, hobby, tech, edu, games, gulag and anime. But you can still post with it in this thread, I guess.
R: 30 / I: 3

Gentoo

Let's have a general for discussion about the most based OS there ever was.
What builds are you using? Use flags? Are you on a Stacking or tiling windows manager?
Lay it all down. Talk about optimization and help out more, less experienced, gentoo users.
R: 12 / I: 1
i broke my headphone wire extender
R: 2 / I: 0

Is this good?

I wanted to know if this tablet was good, and i didnt know where to ask. https://consumer.huawei.com/en/tablets/matepad-pro-5g/
I just want something to read theory on comfortably while also having a good screen to watch movies and stuff on.
R: 17 / I: 2

Self Study EE: a request

Can you self study the equivalent of a degree in electrical engineering from khan academy, coursera, edx, youtube, free pdfs from libgen?

Any EE's here want to comment on this? This is just for knowledge not to be accredited or certified or whatever
R: 7 / I: 0
Hi Anons. If you could have root on any porkies machine who would it be?

>“Hacking gives the underdog a chance to fight and win.” -PhinPhish
R: 15 / I: 1

Brave

https://brave.com Is it a viable Firefox alternative for privacy or just another adware scam?
R: 1 / I: 0

How to track someone on the internet

Hello comrades, here in Serbia there are some right wingers who on social media attack leftist, dox them and over all make our lives worse, and all that on fake accounts. That is why I would like to know how to track them on the internet and dox back. Can you suggest some useful tutorials for that or books?
R: 17 / I: 1
I need to recover deleted data from a hard drive that was formatted twice. Is it possible?
R: 53 / I: 55

Artificial lakes projects

Does filling basins up with freshwater count as /tech/? I mean it's all there, engineering, math, science, construction, hydroelectricity, irrigation…
R: 5 / I: 0

Irc

Is anyone interested in using a .onion irc server if I spin one up in a few days?
R: 18 / I: 1

How does one screenshot a whole Web page?

I have found a real-life glowpost on 4ch…
But I ain't got the energy to crop 99 screen shots..
R: 16 / I: 3
https://www.w3schools.com/html/
https://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

literally all that can be done with basic html, css, and animated webps (with jpg fallback)
html is designed for idiots, i learned it when i was like 8, there's no excuse
R: 3 / I: 0
Thread to share resources and opinions on AI.

Attached Files
Artificial Intelligence. A Modern Approach (very good book on AI)

I would also include Machine Learning by Thomas Mitchell and Human Compatible by Russel but they're too big

Do you think it's possible for humans to create a Machine that actually thinks? Or is it a pipe dream?
If it is possible, can we create it with computers? Should we develop it?

Here are some projects
> OpenAI
https://openai.com/
> Google Brain
https://research.google/teams/brain/
> Blue Brain - Funded by the swiss government and european union
https://www.epfl.ch/research/domains/bluebrain/
> Human Brain Project - Same as the Above
https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/
> IBM Watson
https://www.ibm.com/watson
Out of all those only two aren't funded by corporations.
R: 10 / I: 0

A Bunkerchan approved Youtube feed

Hello techanons,
I'm the OP of https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/747700.html and I'm here because i wanted to know two things:
1)Is it possible to do a Feed or something that includes all the channel mentioned in OP of that thread? Can be such a thing also directly modified by me or other anons?

2) (Asking to the Mods) If such a thing comes to light, could it be Bunkerchan-sanctioned?
R: 13 / I: 5

Web Design That Pisses You Off

Dear god stop doing this. A web page is not a bulletin board with a billion different flyers all arranged by different people, like this style seems to be imitating. A web page is designed by YOU, and YOU have a responsibility to arrange subjects in a coherent, logically-accessible fashion. I don't come to your website to play fucking Where's Waldo or solve a jigsaw puzzle in order to locate the most relevant page to my interests. [b]Stop doing this.[/b]
R: 22 / I: 5

ARM

I am looking to purchase an ARM processor.
My instinct I to just cave and go with a raspberry-pi, but, I have heard there are plenty of, better, alternatives to the raspberry. Can anyone point me in a good direction of arm related processors and the like? Would be helpful as I, basically, don't really know where to start. Pi's are cool but I don't have to choose one of those. Anything really. As long as it ia secure and runs smoothly.
R: 14 / I: 2

The Anti-Capitalist Software License

https://anticapitalist.software/

>What is the Anti-Capitalist Software License?

The Anti-Capitalist Software License (ACSL) is a software license towards a world beyond capitalism. This license exists to release software that empowers individuals, collectives, worker-owned cooperatives, and nonprofits, while denying usage to those that exploit labor for profit.

>How is the Anti-Capitalist Software License different from other licenses?

Existing licenses, including free and open source licenses, generally consider qualities like source code availability, commercialization, and attribution, none of which speak directly to the conditions under which the software is written. Instead, the ACSL considers the organization licensing the software, how they operate in the world, and how the people involved relate to one another.
The Anti-Capitalist Software License is not an open source software license. It does not allow unrestricted use by any group in any field of endeavor, an allowance that further entrenches established powers. It does not release your project to the creative commons or public domain, nor does it require derived source code to be made available. The availability of source code is less important than the organization of software labor.
Commerce and capitalism are not the same thing, and the commercialization of ACSL software is allowed, provided the organizations that do so are not organized along capitalist lines. The ACSL is explicitly intended to provide such organizations and individuals with a competitive advantage so that they may survive under capitalism, and outlive it.

>Why would I want to use this license?

The ACSL is right for you if you want your code to empower students, artists, hobbyists, collectives, cooperatives and nonprofits to survive under capitalism while not contributing free labor to corporations. The ACSL is right for you if you reject the status quo, believe better things are possible, and want to act on your beliefs. The ACSL is right for you if you carry a new world in your heart, and in your code.

>What if this license doesn’t fit my needs?

The ACSL was built in response to, and out of, other licenses. We fully encourage you to adapt, expand, or edit the language of the ACSL to meet the needs of your project, or to use it as a starting place for something new.
R: 6 / I: 1
What are some Free Software projects worth contributing to?
R: 42 / I: 8

Is firefox compromised now?

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/12/massive-mozilla-cuts-threaten-the-future-of-firefox/

I want to say Tor is the future but i heard it was funded by the U.S
R: 9 / I: 0

The Coding Interview

What's up with the coding interview? You would think being a competent programmer would be enough to get a job but there's a whole industry out there specialized in preparing people for code interviews. It even has a Wikipedia page of its own. No other industry has a specific Wikipedia page for their job interviews.

Why? What went wrong?
R: 192 / I: 33

Daily Programming Thread

What are you working on, /roulette/?
R: 91 / I: 9
What Internet browser does /tech/ use?
personally, I just use firefox
R: 13 / I: 2
"Me? Manjaro is the distro of my preferences."
R: 6 / I: 0

GRUB2 pwned through UEFI exploit

Yet another gaping security flaw has been found in the Microsoft Trojan Horse replacement for BIOS known as UEFI. This one affects GRUB2 bootloaders in particular.

https://eclypsium.com/2020/07/29/theres-a-hole-in-the-boot/

Eclypsium researchers have discovered a vulnerability — dubbed “BootHole” — in the GRUB2 bootloader utilized by most Linux systems that can be used to gain arbitrary code execution during the boot process, even when Secure Boot is enabled. Attackers exploiting this vulnerability can install persistent and stealthy bootkits or malicious bootloaders that could give them near-total control over the victim device.

The vulnerability affects systems using Secure Boot, even if they are not using GRUB2. Almost all signed versions of GRUB2 are vulnerable, meaning virtually every Linux distribution is affected. In addition, GRUB2 supports other operating systems, kernels and hypervisors such as Xen. The problem also extends to any Windows device that uses Secure Boot with the standard Microsoft Third Party UEFI Certificate Authority. Thus the majority of laptops, desktops, servers and workstations are affected, as well as network appliances and other special purpose equipment used in industrial, healthcare, financial and other industries. This vulnerability makes these devices susceptible to attackers such as the threat actors recently discovered using malicious UEFI bootloaders.
R: 15 / I: 1

Designing transparent and secure election systems with computers

Many countries around the world, after some initial experiments, have completely dumped the idea of running their election systems with computer hardware and returned to hand-counted paper ballots. One look at the cartoonish hodgepodge of election machines with a million security holes across the United States all making use of unauditable proprietary software and hardware and manufactured by private companies mired by a history of corruption and scandals. One look at all that would be enough to give any reasonable person pause to reconsider the entire idea of electronic voting.

Is it possible to design an electronic voting/counting system that fulfills some basic expectations of security and transparency? I and many other computer security experts would argue that it is not and never will be due to some fundamental aspects of computers. But let's not let that spoil our fun.

How would [b]you[/b] design electronic voting systems to be secure and transparent? What would the hardware be like? What would the software be like?
R: 15 / I: 2
>>1287
>Would such a decentralization and expression come back to the internet in a socialist world or would it be used for something different?
Outside of government/state/defense/scientific network/Internet use it would be similar to how it was in the beginning: hobbyists running servers and websites. The profit motive and market that enables advertising is the reason for most of the websites existing, it's all SEOs, paywalls and ads, once that is gone, the shit parts of the Internet will be too.
R: 2 / I: 1

Mysterious User

I have heard from a relative on discord about a user named hill-
, Do any anon's have some information about this mysterious person?
R: 11 / I: 4

Cyberwarfare

How do I DDoS a website?
Not a fed.
R: 2 / I: 0
Big list of imageboards easily sortable

https://socialwiki.top/wiki/Imageboards

Enjoy
R: 11 / I: 1

Intel Massive Leak

Intel seems to have suffered a massive leak of about 17GB in size. It is named drop 1 so maybe more to come.


magnet:?xt=urn:btih:38f947ceadf06e6d3ffc2b37b807d7ef80b57f21&dn=Intel%20exconfidential%20Lake%20drop%201
R: 42 / I: 5
>tfw used to be really into coding and computer shit as a teenager
>became an adult and got into video editing, photoshop and all that other stuff
>basically forgot everything i knew about coding and computers
>now a macfag

how do i get back to the tech stuff and whats a good way to break back into it through mac ? also pic unrelated
R: 23 / I: 8
>he isn't Marxist - Leninist - Maoist - Stallmanist
ngmi
You know that Stallman is basically essential to understand if you want to liberate the working class of today. He teaches us to take our digital means of production, and it can be taken a step further when applying his thought to Free and Open Source hardware designs.
Read Free Software, Free Society

Then to take it to the hardware level, check out the Open Source Ecology project:
https://www.ted.com/talks/marcin_jakubowski_open_sourced_blueprints_for_civilization?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread
THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR THE REVOLUTION
but it's never being talked about
>The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. We’re developing open source industrial machines that can be made at a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs online for free.

Also relevant is the p2pfoundation, check out this video:
https://youtu.be/sO-QJLDpHQ0
and their wiki:
https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Main_Page
R: 7 / I: 3

Federated Imageboard Technology

I've been thinking of Mastodon lately and the idea of federation. I've also been thinking of gochan and the efforts here on /tech/ to develop a new chan based on golang.

One thing that is learn is that the chaniverse, the 'alt chan' community is declining.

Instead of writing yet another chan, something new needs to happen: A common protocol or interface which defines server to server and frontend-to-server operates.

This protocol would be defined as JSON endpoints, possibly extended off the already existing 4chan api which is read only.

Normal federation is based off of following individual users (see activitypub protocol), whereas this would be based off following boards/topics.

The frontend-to server api definition would be there so that mobile clients etc can be made that are standardized, allows SPAs and mobile clients to use it while also providing an optional server-side rendered version for browsers, in case people don't want the javascript of an SPA.

Also it would allow everyone to write their own chan software while having it all interoperate with a wider universe of alt chans.

The same restrictions of mastodon (ex: blocking certain other instances) could also apply. The only think I think would be needed was individual accounts/registrations so that individual users could follow boards on other sites and it wouldn't have to replicate more than necessary

what does everyone think? I am i missing any details? is this a good idea?
R: 3 / I: 0

can't block twitter

I'm trying to block websites using the Windows 10 hosts.txt so I can focus on my schoolwork but it doesn't work. I'm able to block bunkerchan and 4chan, but not twitter. when I type twitter.com into the address bar it just opens the page, even when I have DNS over HTTPS turned off. what the fuck is up? pic related, it's my current hosts.txt
R: 41 / I: 5
It is generally understood that programmers don't fancy with worker unions, instead opting for muh individualism. I can't really comprehend it, is the field just filled with Elon Musk worshiping people who think they'll be the next big thing?
Why is this? It happens in most countries, not just the USA. Do they not realize they'll get older, too? As a programmer myself, this is really frustrating. The tech workers union in my country is tiny and pointless.
R: 12 / I: 0

I got a chinaphone[Huawei] today and I can't get any Google apps to work

Has anyone figured out a way round it?
R: 9 / I: 1
3x shit 27" @ 1080p/75 IPS Freesync 85%-ish sRGB
or
1x 27" 4k/60 LCD 100% sRGB

Vega64
Win10 (NSA edition, work)
Qubes (daily)
Manjaro/Cinnamon (because I hate myself edition)

don't game much, don't design for a living, but normally have a ton of windows open
R: 6 / I: 1

17/7/2020 Cloudflare Outage/DDoS

This is a thread for discussing the Cloudflare outage that just recently happened, and/or still happening as of the making of this thread.
R: 6 / I: 0

Secure/anonymous laptop

I want to get an old thinkpad, like an x200 and make it into a secure, tor-only machine. What is the best way to do this? Something like Qubes OS or is that just a meme? Looking for solutions for full disc encryption, network card that connects to TOR alone, that kind of stuff.

Thanks.
R: 0 / I: 0

5G router connection issues?

My ISP has recently transitioned to 5G and replaced all the old WiFi routers a few months back. Over that time I have noticed a noticeable increase in connection cuts. They seem to have gotten worse over the last month, now happening every few days. Basically what happens is that all devices stop being able to connect to the network. They still see it, but can't access it. Pulling the plug on the router and powering back on, then restarting other devices fixes it, but it is really fucking annoying and will undoubtedly one day crash during something important. This issue isn't new, stuff like this happened with older routers as well, but usually it would only occur every month or so, not multiple times per week.
So, anyone got a clue what is the problem here? Did the ISP provide a malfunctioning router, or is it the problem of their network? Or is it 5G being relatively new and thus sometimes screwing up or something?
R: 11 / I: 1

Website creation

Hey guys, my mum wants me to look into how to make a website for her crafting business, what site should I use? I just need one to work from a template, nothing too complex please. Thanks!
R: 14 / I: 0

Laptop

Going to uni, they require people to get a Laptop, here are the requirements they have. What do you guys recommend?
R: 9 / I: 0

Windows Subsystem for Linux

Is it bad for Linux as a whole? Is Microsoft trying to kill desktop Linux as a whole with its "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" policy?
R: 63 / I: 9

Hardware Issues

More just cause I don't wanna go to some place like r/techsupport ew

So anyways I built a computer recently, it works perfectly fine except for one issue: it has difficulty starting up. It takes about 5 minutes after pressing the power button for it to turn on, nothing will speed it up. I found out that the issue with it is that the Motherboard came with a dead CROM battery, I replaced that and voila it starts up fine. And it has been fine for the past week, however the startup issue has returned, and just to be sure I replaced the CROM battery AGAIN but this time it didn't work. I know for a fact that it was just the dead battery that was the issue so why is it persisting?
R: 17 / I: 3
This thread is about creating software to help workers organize.As per >>591 and >>>/leftypol/51843Current idea is to make software to organize unions, whatever that might be.
R: 13 / I: 0

Is it worth using fake accounts to make use of free trials?

Could I end up getting arrested if I kept making fake accounts using one of these 10min emails, to enjoy the free trial of ProtonVPN?
R: 6 / I: 1

19chan

www.19chan.org

19chan is a chill place for people to have discussions about fiction, tv shows, movies, music, games, sports, science, technology, current events, news, and a variety of other topics.
R: 44 / I: 3

General Distro/DE thread

Hola, comrade Anon. What Linux distro is on your device? What Desktop environment? If you say Windows or Mac you're getting sent to the gulag for using Liberal Yankee cyber imperialist software.
R: 11 / I: 1

systemd? xorg?

I'm no certified Linuggs Eggspert, but I've just continuously heard about systemd and how bad it is over the years from all manner of /g/entoomen,
but I still really don't understand it like at all.
I essentially "just wanna grill for god's sake" when it comes to using my computer, so I try to stick in the realm of Linux things that just werk.

So my question is what's so bad about these things in general I guess?
Both for nixlets like myself, as well as for the experts and the whole of Linux?
General discussion thread as well for these things.
R: 24 / I: 7
Are any other anons into exploit development or vulnerability hunting?
R: 5 / I: 0

What laptop brand does /tech/ suggest?

I'm honestly up for any brand, I live in Hong Kong (no I don't support the neolibs that is currently getting ) so I could get some mainland brands as well.
R: 12 / I: 1

Tiling windows managers

I am having a discussion with my buddy right now about the pros and cons of tiling windows mangers; Why are they superior? Personally with my time spent using i3 I find it incredibly convenient to have all my windows placed and perfectly sized in a way that maximizes my screen real-estate. He says that he can already do that with a normal GUI interface. He also said the keybindings can be confusing, which, ok, I can understand that, but, practice makes perfect in my opinion.

What says you /tech/? Are we Tiling master race here at bunkerchan or not?
R: 16 / I: 0

Revolutionary Fab/ DIY/ Hardware shit

Who's doing lefty tech shit that isn't computer wizardry? 3D printing, open source hardware, electronics, manufacturing, phys sec?

Whatcha making? What are some projects you're into?

I've been prototyping some mischief doodads - 3D printed throwaway handcuff "keys", slingshots and snips for offending valve-stems/zipties - not that 3D printing is all that useful for -the ppl- but after seeing every idiot with a printed hop on the covid ppe train I wonder if freely available low-cost diy projects might help radicalize the hardware folk. Also been doing actually useful shit like leveraging my access to industrial suppliers to get gloves, respirators and googles out to the secret antifa supersoldiers worldwide
R: 2 / I: 0

I have successfully sequenced the programming for the average /pol/ack in python

Heres the code

def text():
x = 1
while x == 1
print("nigger")
print("chink")
print("kike")
print("commie")
print("goyim")
print("jogger")
R: 28 / I: 6

Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.acm.org/articles/bulletins/2020/march/dl-access-during-covid-19
> Dear ACM Members:
>
> As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at ACM would like to do what we can to help support the computing community. Many computing researchers and practitioners are now working remotely. In addition, teaching and learning have also moved online as more and more campuses close.
>
> We believe that ACM can help support research, discovery and learning during this time of crisis by opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. We hope this will help researchers, practitioners and students maintain access to our publications as well as increasing visibility and awareness of ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines. Please be sure to inform your colleagues that the ACM DL is now open, and will continue that way through June 30, 2020.
>
> This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak.
>
> Stay well!
>
> Cherri Pancake
> ACM President
R: 15 / I: 0
What kind of projects should a brainlet CS student w way too much time on their hands set out on rn?
R: 11 / I: 0

cwtch.im

https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im

Has anyone heard of cwtch.im ? it's made by the same people who made ricochet (which is now deprecated). it's still in the early stages but it looks like some sort of multicast version of ricochet.

Possible replacement for IRC in the future?

whitepaper pdf attached. Reading through it but its using some cryptography terms im not familiar with.

written in go
R: 36 / I: 7

/fglt/ - Install BLFS edition

Regular /g/ has this, might as well make one here.

Helpful wikis:
https://wiki.debian.org/ (Mainly useful for dpkg based distros)
https://wiki.archlinux.org/ (Useful even if you don't use arch. Helped me out of a bind more than once.)
https://wiki.gentoo.org/ (Helpful even if you don't use gentoo, check the arch wiki first.)

Useful commands:
man foo - Use this first, can be used to get info on commands, system calls, standard library functions, basically most everything.
apropos foo - Searches man pages for a string. Useful if you forgot a command.
whatis foo - gives you a short description of a command.
foo -h/–help/-? - Generally gives you the options for a command. Some very strange programs may take -h as an option, so start with –help.
help foo - Gives you information on a builtin bash command, stuff like alias or bind.

I don't know anything else to toss in here, please share resources if you have them.
R: 27 / I: 2
The enemy uses bots. What do we know about how they work? Is there any literature that would help in writing our own?

>>478855
R: 10 / I: 1

webtorrents to reduce serload ?

Since the servers gets really slow when lots of people post lots of "large" (a few megabytes) files, are web torrents a possible avenue to ease the burden on the server ?

https://webtorrent.io/
R: 3 / I: 0

Instantly Increase Your Happiness (Linux Only)

Open your command prompt (linux) and run the following commands.

>wget https://pastebin.com/raw/i5wABwHM

>sudo mv i5wABwHM /etc/hosts

and badabing badaboom!! There you GO!!
R: 6 / I: 0

/dpt/ - Dialectial Programming Thread

What are you working on /tech/?
R: 3 / I: 0

Email Providers

So based on basic Opsec I've been reading about you should have a seperation of your identity from your logins on TOR and whatnot for reddit or twitter or whatever the fuck. But all that shit requires emails and all these damn email providers require a phone number which defeats the whole purpose? Which email service can I use that won't demand my phone number and let me stay as anonymous as possible online?
R: 8 / I: 1

Licky

https://licky.org
Cute Discord alternative :)
R: 15 / I: 2

Patents and copyright

Should they be abolished?

If so, how it would affect technology/development.
R: 9 / I: 1
Techlet here. Everyone says Zoom is painfully vulnerable, but I heard if you have a paid account you have options to make it more secure. Is it good enough? Would you trust it?
R: 2 / I: 0
Is there a website where I can see how well a particular GPU can run a particular game? Most of what I want to play is at least 10 years old and I figure that todays integrated graphics can handle that with aploumb. Unfortunately, every website that I can find on this caters to well-off consoomers who want to play the latest AAA "game" (That is more cutscene than game) from EA in 4K on their Windows 10 computer.
R: 23 / I: 9
Is ubuntu just cringe? Is there any reason to use it instead of pop!os or mint
R: 86 / I: 13
why arent you using Linux dumbass? You have zero excuses
R: 31 / I: 8
You should learn a language if you want to learn it.
R: 4 / I: 0

Alternatives to matlab and simulink?

I just want to solve my partial differential equations by the line method, and get hopf bifurcation diagrams without getting a blood clot, in a way that is open source and not fucking bloated as fuck, and no python is shit, for those two i need 3 packaged which are completely imcompatible
R: 8 / I: 0

programming question

hello fellow comrades,
i am trying to make a simple Firefox extenion, however i'm not familiar with XUL nor javascript.

my idea was to creat a simple "auto next" for Omegle video.

the pseudo cold would be

if omegle video mode on
check strager's IP
if stranger"s IP already seen = next.
if stranger's IP not seen yet = do nothing
R: 46 / I: 4

clojure

what does bunkerchan think of clojure?its a lisp that actually works for web dev and other SW dev in the modern day.https://clojure.org/
R: 26 / I: 5

GNU Guix

Is Guix the operating system of the future?
R: 13 / I: 2

Relational/SQL vs NoSQL

what is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds
R: 5 / I: 2

Linux Sheeit

Many questions for you nerds:1. What would be your recommendation for a person who is relativly new to linux but has some coding experience? I was thinking mint because its just easy to use and i used it back on my old laptop and didn't require as much work to maintain in general but im also worried about le spying.2. What would be the best video editor I can pirate for linux? I want to keep making videos to spread class consciousness and am currently using Sony Vegas. I heard that davinci resolve was good but was wondering your suggestions.3. Also, is gaming on linux actually okay now?
R: 9 / I: 0

Revolutionary tech work

I have knowledge for FreeBSD/Linux system administration and programming skills in C, C++ and Lisp. What's the best way to use these for revolutionary work?I thought of making an application useful for punks, bums and people living an anarchist lifestyle but these people usually either can't afford or choose not to use this kind of technology. I thought of an application that could help anarchists organize but I'm thinking it could also be used against us, because it could help fascist groups identify and find us as much as it could help anarchists find and help each other. This is dangerous because it's as useful for fascist missions as it is for anti-fascist/anarchist ones. Otherwise, hosting something like an IRC platform and creating an application to ease its use could be nice but it's already being done by IRC channels, Facebook/Messenger groups and Discord groups, and it still excludes people who don't have access to this kind of technology. The goal in making a new application would thus be to help people help others, or to make the use of the application by indoctrinated people useful to anarchists without them having to use the application. I can't find any interesting idea fitting one of these descriptions.Right now the only thing I can see is contributing to open source software that's already being used as backbones for other revolutionary software, like news sites, blogs, applications, etc. to contribute indirectly to these while having as big an impact as possible (contributing to a library used by many platforms helps more platforms than directly contributing to one). That would be low-level stuff like nginx, widely used libraries, an IRC daemon used by IRC networks hosting leftist channels, etc.About the FSF, contributing to software of theirs that interest me like emacs would only be useful for other programmers, who, by that fact, should already have enough talent to take care of their own and thus should be helping others. This goes for many projects by GNU and the FSF, which are often aimed at corporations and corporate pawns to make them dependent on their software and leech for donations to the foundation. In other words, the software is made to help capitalists who have money to give to the FSF. Also, contributing to GNU projects would force me to voluntarily give the copyright of my contribution to the FSF, thus alienating me of my own work. Maintaining intellectual ownership over my contribution is important to me, because even though I'm using a free license, I want to be recognized for it. The fruit of my labour is mine, made for others, and the way the FSF does things goes against that. Contributing to FreeBSD, on the other hand, would give me this, even though it has the same issue of being aimed at capitalists who have money to give to the FreeBSD Foundation.What does /tech/ do to help people with their tech skills?
R: 13 / I: 0

kubernetes

can someone for the love of god explain to me what this thing actually does?
R: 139 / I: 23

Lets Make a Imageboard - /hobby/ edition

With the official locking of >>>/tech/ I'm moving my development log thread here. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or pass on your suggestions. Much of the template is now complete, the CSS is responsive, usable on every browser that has rem support, and only 3815 bytes. There is still some work to be done which I'll mention in a reply following this. As it stands the plan is to start programming the back-end in OCaml this Monday leaving the finishing touches in the front-end for a later date.[b]front-end principles[/b]The site should be minimalist. Adding elements unnecessarily makes everything more difficult to implement for and slower.The site should be responsive. I don't own a device with a touchscreen, but they are omnipresent, and there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to use a website with your touchscreen device well.The site should be compatible. I'd like to see support for more or less every desktop platform since ~2000 (this is easily done with MyPal PaleMoon, and TenFourFox) and more or less every "smart device" ever.[b]specifics[/b]Text formatting should be subtle and compose as expected. There should be nothing that would feel be out of place in a book or article.Web-fonts should not be used. Web-fonts don't improve the usability of the site but increase bandwidth usage and hinder performance for users.JavaScript should only be used for progressive enhancements and as much of the site as possible should work without it. A Complete list of features which will require JavaScript are: automatic copying of text into the reply form, automatic refreshing of the page along with title notifications, and moving the second reply form.
R: 4 / I: 0
Oh, so /tech/ stopped existing.Wallpaper/desktop thread?
R: 34 / I: 4

Linux, BSD setups

Discuss what's your setup and collection of applications on your personal computers, smartphones, embedded devices, Industrial equipment, etc. for opsec that other anons could use.Gnu radio for police chatter?raspberry pi gps with security features?Special ECM equipment you're willing to show?Post them here.
R: 15 / I: 2

Protonmail

hey what do you guys think of protonmail?i use gmail right now >founded at CERN, lol
R: 20 / I: 1

gaming on linux

do you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co6FePZoNgEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYoi_Liqi54- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?
R: 23 / I: 3

FLOSS imageboard software

https://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality

Cons

- Terrible CSS
- No use of redis/memcached or any caching
- cuck BBcode formatting until the last version

PROS

- Written in a functional language (Clojure)
- Way less lines of code than Vichan
- No CAPTCHA, uses honeypot method of spam prevention
- User created boards unlike Lynxchan

Maybe the CSS can be modified to make it better?
R: 30 / I: 5

Truly, the Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us!

&ltBetween the months of March and April 2020, Windows 7 saw a drop in user market share from 26.23 percent to 25.59 percent. That’s hardly surprising for a 10-year-old, unsupported OS as people finally upgrade to Windows 10. Right? Despite that conventional thinking, Microsoft’s Windows 10 actually experienced a rare drop in market share (down to 56.08 percent in April from its March 2020 share of 57.34 percent). Meanwhile, popular Linux distribution Ubuntu enjoyed an explosive increase.
&ltCanonical's Ubuntu Linux OS saw astonishing gains in marketshare, while WIndows 10 slumped NASEEF FOR JASON EVANGELHO
&ltHow explosive? Ubuntu’s overall share of operating system usage ballooned from 0.27% in March to 1.89% in April. To put that in perspective, that’s an increase of 599 percent.
&ltThe lift for Canonical’s Ubuntu resulted in Linux usage climbing from 1.36 percent to 2.87 percent. And to frame that up against an interesting Apple data point, NetMarketShare measures macOS Catalina — which also gained user share in April — at 4.15 percent.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/05/06/windows-10-is-bleeding-users-while-ubuntu-linux-enjoys-an-astonishing-increase/

We did it, reddit!
R: 19 / I: 0

Security general thread

Thread for discussing privacy, anonymity, anything related to software security and online safety
R: 8 / I: 0

/scratch/

What is the best way to program and why is it scratch?
R: 3 / I: 1

Wifi Fun

Does anyone have success with making wifi misbehave?

An idea I just had was to rapidly switch the SSID of an AP, making sure to broadcast the change, and somehow flood a users wifi ap list with your own messages. Looking into it I realized that I use hostapd and the command to rebuild the configuration and restart the service runs quite slow on my system.

Is there a programmatic approach?

An embedded computer powered by a battery behind a dumpster somewhere public could be like a hidden billboard.

&ltPost ITT if you have ever:
> used aircrack to hack a neighbour's WEP access point
> If your router runs linux
> If your modem and router are two separate devices
> If you like networking in general
R: 6 / I: 2
What if we uploaded some anarchist cookbook type of shit and get QR links to those. Then we share the QR's on twitter and make people hang /spray them over town so Minneapolis knows what they should do
R: 5 / I: 0

Telegram

How many of you use this app? It's only moderately spyware, less so than Discord at least.

https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/telegram.html

Here's a leftist chat I frequent: https://t.me/UAAMeta
R: 4 / I: 0
I wanted to speed up a video with ffmpeg, did it the https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/How%20to%20speed%20up%20/%20slow%20down%20a%20video way outlined here
>ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter_complex "[0:v]setpts=0.5*PTS[v];[0:a]atempo=2.0[a]" -map "[v]" -map "[a]" output.mkv
but after 5 minutes of my graphics card sounding like it was going to explode, and being told it was doing 1000fps, i stopped it. it was only a 3 minute clip. Did something go wrong or did I pussy out?
R: 15 / I: 1

Pirating games on Linux

How hard would it be to pirate games on Linux? There are lots of cracked versions of games for Windows.
R: 6 / I: 0

3 class society

🥇 the people who own the computers



🥈 the people who tell the computers what to do



🥉 the people who are told what to do by the computers
R: 15 / I: 0
Any e-mail service recommended by comrades? I need a new one.
R: 86 / I: 32
Give me one reason that pos editor emacs is better than this bad boy right here?

you can't
R: 16 / I: 2

BSD general - /bsd/

A general thread for talking about BSD and operating systems related to it, like openBSD and freeBSD
R: 1 / I: 0
Living in the second great depression is fun. Assuming I don't get the Rona making money for Wendy's I'm looking to give away little an uncompensated freshman year coding labor. Get some of that "job experience" or wherever. Any advice on what kinda place to hit up?
R: 10 / I: 1

Making an Image Board

I am a retard when it comes to programming and shit, but I was wondering how image boards are made. I tried looking it up on Youtube but found very limited results. Wondering how it's done, and what's needed
R: 2 / I: 0
We should all consider running LibreMesh on old routers with Yggdrasil. Even if we don't pay much attention to them after the fact, every little bit helps. Essentially what this would do is give us an alternative to corporate, expensive, and capitalist internet we have today. I have strong expectations from /leftypol/.

https://jnblog.neocities.org/running-libremesh-wo-internet.html
R: 2 / I: 0
bros wtf does this mean. am i safe?
R: 24 / I: 1

Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For Comments

Do not terminate internet connections and other communication services

https://labs.ripe.net/Members/job_snijders/dont-terminate-peoples-internet-connections
"
Here is a plea to keep Internet services on in these times where we rely on online communications.
Please do NOT terminate anyone's Internet or hosting service for pre-corona reasons such as 'we want money'.

Right now we are facing a pandemic of proportions nobody alive has ever seen. Act responsibly and accordingly: do not shut anything down. Please!

To illustrate, in the Netherlands we are in lockdown, because of the COVID-19 hazard: you are expected to *only* leave your house if it is absolutely critical, such as to pick up food from the food distribution centers, to get meds, to go work in a hospital, etc.

At the same time we have no idea where everyone is and who is using what Interconnect to do what vital work. Maybe I'm fixing some important BGP thingy via my neighbour's wifi? Maybe she didn't pay her bills? Should she be cut off? Maybe next to her someone was freeloading on that same wifi to look up medical data? Why risk collateral damage by cutting anyone off?

The *safest* thing to do right now is to not terminate anyone's access to information (be it connectivity, storage, compute, whatever).

We'll mop up society's collective bills at a later point in time, after we deal with the immediate urgency at hand. And during this crisis we have to keep this Internet thing running and available to anyone who may need it.
"
What else?
R: 5 / I: 2

Game modding through excel

Hello everyone, I am politely requesting some help from /tech/'s denizens to help me troubleshoot my Democracy 3 mod from several years. Unfortunately I have basically forgotten how to use the modding tools anymore and do not really know how to fix the problem, so I was looking for some advice.

Would any of you be interested in helping me out?
R: 5 / I: 1

Getting my comrades to use some security in meetings and chat

I am from a Communist Organization in the European Union and we need a secure chat software or site to communicate, this is because we are afraid of leaks or important information about comrades or organization plans getting out. What do you guys think a good and easy software to use? That everyone can easily learn ?
R: 2 / I: 0

Encryption

Got a new coreboot computer and I've been stumbling down the rabbit hole of encryption lately. This subject is way bigger and deeper than I expected it to be. File encryption, partition encryption, full-disk encryption, loop-AES, LUKS, VeraCrypt, hidden volumes, Blowfish vs Twofish, and on and on and on. It's all so confusing.

What does anon think are some of the best practices for encryption?
R: 1 / I: 0

and other Distributed Computing projects

What are your thoughts about these programs/projects? [email protected], [email protected], BOINC, etc.

Also general thread for discussing distributed computing I guess.

For anyone who doesn't even know what this is, The concept is essentially downloading a program that communicates with a server to do computing tasks for a larger network, Essentially becoming a part of a supercomputer, only split up among many computers in many locations instead of in a central location.

Intereste in distributed computing for biomedical research has spiked recently with the COVID-19 pandemic. Both [email protected] and [email protected] have projects dedicated to simulating the viral proteins in order to better understand them. [email protected] reportedly has surpassed the exaflop barrier, with the total system having more computing power than many of the top supercomputers combined.

I have some specific thoughts and questions to start out with. My thoughts on this is that it is a great idea, and have several computers running the software. I don't like to politicize everything, but it seems like a natural extension of a leftist philosophy to contribute to a larger collective computer that is capable of performing research that could benefit all of humanity. But I have heard a more cynical opinion here and there, that it is effectively giving away your own computing power to a organization who you shouldn't necessarily trust. That private companies could use the data to create drugs or treatments of t heir own and never acknowledge the effort put in by volunteer's computers that provided the research they needed, even if the data is public. I don't agree with this opinion and it seems to be a minority one anywhere the topic is brought up, but if there is any place to be critical of tech from a lefty perspective, it is here. I think this line of thought is more a criticism of how science is used, than the science or technology itself.

So what do you think. Good use of collective computing power to perform research, or a porky scam to get us to give up our machine's computing power to crunch numbers for them for free?
R: 4 / I: 0

Imageboards and cataolgs

Why the hell don't all imageboards just make the catalog page the only page when you open it. Why do they have the "non-catalog" view as the default view.

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
R: 9 / I: 2
I've just recently started to learn how to code, can google my way through basic shit in python, javascript, java

How can I contribute to the world while locked up?
R: 26 / I: 3
Hello /tech/

I am a user of GNU/Linux
This is a proposition for windows users in the audience. I am not here to berate you or to make fun of you. I know a lot of shade can get thrown around by the GNU/Linux community towards people who use Propitiatory software (Windows, Unix, Mac).

My question, though, is…why?
Why do you continue to use something while being a radical that you know is spying on you and cataloging you in a database. Microsoft is a subsidiary of Raithion. These companies know who you are and your user profile and will sell you out at the drop of a hat. The only way forward at this point it let go of the ghost and learn how to use Either, at the very least, a type of open source Operating system, or, learn how to install and use a Free and Open Source (FOSS) Operating system and use Free and Open Source software.
To be a windows user in this day and age is already a drastic mistake && to be a windows user and a radical is asking to get handcuffs put on you and thrown in jail, or, worse.

In lieu of this, I would like to open up a dialogue between windows/unix users and users here on the GNU/Linux side of the fence; This should be a general thread for help related too the installation of and use of GNU/Linux. We should be helping people get off of Proprietary government funded traps like windows not reveling in our ivory towers.
If any windows users have any questions about GNU/Linux I implore you to ask them in this thread. Surely the users of bunkerchan will feel inclined to answer.
I'm curious to know:
What is it that prevents you from taking the leap? Again, why? Just do it, comrade!

Best of luck.
-Anon
R: 14 / I: 1

Trolling The Free Software Fundies

Why are free software fundamentalists so easy to troll? I get that people have different standards for what "open source" is, but shouldn't we try to welcome any money we can get into making open source software? It doesn't seem like being exclusionary is a good strategy. This stuff leads to purity spiralling, hurt feelings, and worst of all, trolls having their lulz at your expense. I encourage everyone to use open source and even libre software, but harm reduction means encouraging everyone to use proprietary software less, not ruthlessly gate keeping everything.
R: 20 / I: 2
Since there's talk about discord on /leftypol/, we should discuss the alternatives. Here's four that look decent.

https://zulipchat.com/
>open source
>Apache license
>threaded conversations

https://rocket.chat/
>open source
>MIT license (except the enterprise part)

https://mattermost.com/
>open source
>AGPL

https://getsession.org/
>you have to use their servers, can't deploy your own
>open source
>GPL
>end-to-end encryption
R: 16 / I: 2
Hi /tech/,

I'm trying to improve my general online security and was wondering is there a short list stickied somewhere?

As I become more active, I realise I need to become more responsible for my information in case it impacts others negatively, but just reading some of the threads here as a generally non-tech person is doing my head in.

What I hope it would cover would range from consoomer grade (where I'm at because I'm an idiot), all the way to clandestine opsec or whatever (I guess I wouldn't know, which is the point).

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

N.B.: I cannot code. I'm trying to learn Python because I'm dumb, so minimal faffing about initially would be ideal.
>picture unrelated
R: 10 / I: 2

Leftypol Mastodon

I think that leftypol should have a mastodon server of some sort.
R: 11 / I: 0
Can some on explain to me how to get this pos installed?
R: 3 / I: 0
If my non-gaming laptop overheats everytime I try to game, should I buy a cooling pad or buy better fans? is the cooling pad just a temporary fix or is it actually a solution to hot laptops?
R: 21 / I: 3

Secure audio communication

Tech nerds will not comprise the entirety of the revolution. We know this. It's going to include a lot of normies, who can't exactly communicate and coordinate everything through text messaging. As we also know, we live in a world of mass surveillance. We have to give normies options for communicating that can protect themselves from the corporate surveillance state. This thread is for evaluating those options. I am currently looking at phone conferencing options and can't make up my mind on these:
-some Matrix protocol tool
-some XMPP protocol tool
-Jitsi
-Jami

What I really want is something supporting phone call-ins, for stupid old people who cannot into computers. Phone OS support may also be important. Some options are more suited to these things than others. Maybe even better ones than I've listed. Discuss, please.
R: 8 / I: 2

Web-conference and webinar software

Tech, which ones are good and encrypted and open source?
R: 13 / I: 0

golang thread

Post any Go-related projects and questions!
R: 11 / I: 1
Could kovri be better for anonymity than tor?
R: 18 / I: 1

Helping out bunkerchan

One thing that would be useful would be rewriting >>[INTEGER] links in posts when threads are transferred across boards

Now how do?
R: 17 / I: 0

NewPipe v0.19 has finally a subscription feed

Why aren't you using NewPipe instead of the regular YouTube App? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon.

Why NewPipe is better than YouTube?
>Free and Open Source Software
>No Ads
>No tracking by Google
>Everything is stored locally
>Integrated background player
>Download every video easily

the list is endless, just look on https://newpipe.schabi.org
R: 0 / I: 0

lynxchan api

Why the fuck did lynxchan abandon their json api? Will bunkerchan ever get a json based API so it can be connected from apps and other places?
R: 12 / I: 1
VRMS RIGHT NOW!

How did ya do?

I got 0.1% of 2756 installed packages
R: 1 / I: 0

Google releases mobilty reports worldwide

Google just started releasing reports regarding traffic activity and where are communities going during the pandemic
https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/

Reports for all countries google is tracking now is available. But there are some missing countries from that list, Here are some notable examples: Cuba, Russia, China, Iran.