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Why isn't there a open source book format?

Adobe and Kindle have a monopoly on their property formats, (mobi, azw3, pdf)

Who made .eupb, it has DRM protection so I assume it isn't open source
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When actually will be the year of Linux?

Do I need anything in check when turning my old gaming laptop into a linux distro lappy

It is has two gpus, intel and nvidia
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Significantly enhanced sub-ambient passive cooling enabled by evaporation, radiation, and insulation

<Significantly enhanced sub-ambient passive cooling enabled by evaporation, radiation, and insulation

Synergistically combines evaporation, radiation, and thermal insulation

Stays below wet-bulb temperatures even under sunlight with much less water cost

Demonstrates 300% higher ambient cooling power than stand-alone radiative cooling

Shows great potential benefit for food storage and buildings even in humid regions
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Microsoft's A.I

Beyond parody evil tech company mascot tier
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“You’ll own nothing and be happy” is a distraction for the already semi-successful real plan which is “You’ll be an NPC and be happy”
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Do not touch The Disc.
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How can we trust TOR? we cannot, what do you guys think?

Id like to talk about how trustable is TOR actually?

> The code is open

Not everybody can read it, many checkers are not trustable and the CIA even admitted that it kills by using Metadata.

The Authority nodes are centralized, in universitys and maintained by ex government people from the CIA for example.
I also once read a study by a university on who funds the TOR project, tldr, over 80-90% the US government, mainly the department of defence.

So a system developed by the US government, the developers being mainly from them, it being mainly funded by them, the CIA killing based on metadata, it is fair to ask the question if we can even trust TOR.

So, since US agents use tor to communicate with their government they need us people to actively use TOR so they are more hidden, and of course they, if they could see everything on tor, would not arrest everyone who does illegal shit because they dont care about stuff thats not a threat to their money and deepstate. And there have been some moments where big bugs have been arrested by authorities by the FBI where we are still asking ourselves, AFAIK, how they knew of this bug/way of finding people over TOR. So how much else do they know in case they actually need to make someone vanish? The people behind TOR are definetly not trustable, but they hold the most power.

so what do you guys think about this?
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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?
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Wow the botnet is so benevolent for tracking everything I do to make sure I'm not suicidal.
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Not a good time to graduate.
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Can computer read me?

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

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

It's dope but also sad, Like it knows
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Other communist/activist also cypherpunl/tech forums

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

The times of IRC are over so, what else is left on the darknet, arent there some corners where there is still a bit light left?
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Is this the only way to rice windows files? .ico files?
It's so over

remember rainmeter? good times
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fbi.gov added a "forum chat" (basically threaded conversations) feature lmfao
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Google is a lie.

There are no search results after page 40.
Try every category, every word the millions are a lie.


Every search engine is the same.
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why is firefox is so shit when it comes to media? it either lags or says file type is not supported even tho it fucking is supported. this becomes extremely noticable in imageboards. how can i solve these issues? i want to stick with firefox but i want my media at the same time…
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True random via ping

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

Linux, Windows or Mac

You like and use, Post 'em

I'll start

7zip the best file archiver

Honeyview, Imageviewer handles all images and gifs and zip images too

Goodbye DPI, helps bypassing region blocks, not a VPN but it's something

Media Preview, helps you customize the thumbnail of your files and pick what frames it should use
I can't find the official site, I just see filehippo and softonic, dunno if these sites are safe anymore

YAC Reader, this is the best I've found for reading comics, It has a magnifying glass feature and also a library shuffle side

Revo Uninstaller, It's a paid software but man if it isn't the best to get shit out of your PC, It's the IDM or uninstallers

mpv.net, UI Player for mpv, the best

MPC-HC, another player, fork of MPC

Sharik, transferring shit from your PC to Phone without using a cable, over your home wi-fi

Tell me yours, preferably open source
I'm looking for you new stuff, I want to replace Sumatra PDF and Musicbee
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Privacy websites commentary

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

* https://privacyguides.org - the leader of the project is clearly right-wing trying to make money, the project is backed up by it's own LLC: Aragon Ventures LLC. I do not trust them at all even if some recommendations are good, they're doing it for the money.
* https://privacytools.io it used to be good back in 2016 but now it's profit motivated garbage
* https://restoreprivacy.com - the worst so far. utterly garbage. only their "News" are somewhat useful to stay updated with related news but you'll have to find the original source because they shouldn't be trusted
* https://privacy.do/ - good. too many options in each section which can lead to confusion. They recommend some services/software I despise but I haven't found any red flag.
* https://privacyraccoon.tk/ - this one is new and so far it's my favorite. Community maintained. Recommendations are quite good and the guy who created and maintains the site is an anarchist, being the first site on the list maintained by (a) leftist(s).
* https://digdeeper.club/ - his reviews are in-depth and has some really good analysis. I don't agree with a lot of what he says on his site, but in some articles he says that to protect people freedom we need to crush capitalism. It's one guy personal website, isntead of a community project. Tbh I don't know what to think about this one.
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Neural networks in the hands of corporations and governments are going to be a nightmare.
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Google Drive Privacy Blues

Hello bigbrained and mentally stable comrades. I need some technical and perhaps also moral support.
Due to circumstances I'm probably gonna have to bite the dust and get a google account and use google drive, under my own name or functionally under my own name as the stuff I'll participate in will be perfectly correlatable to my physical identity. How should I go about this to feed the basilisk as little as possible? Register and use via tor, or VPN + hardened browser? Is it possible to get a google account without giving out my phone number? Any general best practice-type aspects to keep in mind? For context, I use tor browser almost exclusively, stay away from social media etc.
>inb4 muh threat model
I don't have one. I'm not a target; I'm a nobody. I'm just permafreaked about the promised and already existing horrors of surveillance capitalism and of the school that we should all take whatever steps we can afford to make it as costly and unproductive as possible. Also see my nametag. If you have a support group please invite me
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How to talk to people

Seriously when you type "mic" it shows so many different types

What do they all mean and what is their purposes, what do anons use to talk to others online
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i know ppl on this thread might have a poor opinion of social choice theory or ml, but deepmind came with a paper a few weeks about applying neural networks to mechanism design. it's lib bullshit from otherwise smart ppl but you be the judge

Building artificial intelligence (AI) that aligns with human values is an unsolved problem. Here we developed a human-in-the-loop
research pipeline called Democratic AI, in which reinforcement learning is used to design a social mechanism that humans prefer by majority. A large group of humans played an online investment game that involved deciding whether to keep a monetary endowment or to share it with others for collective benefit. Shared revenue was returned to players under two different redistribution mechanisms, one designed by the AI and the other by humans. The AI discovered a mechanism that redressed initial wealth imbalance, sanctioned free riders and successfully won the majority vote. By optimizing for human preferences, Democratic AI offers a proof of concept for value-aligned policy innovation.

Result: Our AI system designed a mechanism for redistribution that was more popular than that implemented by human players. This is especially interesting because unlike our agent, human referees could integrate information over multiple timesteps to reward or sanction players on the basis of their past behaviour.
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This Thread Has Been Re-appropriated for leftypol.org Usage.

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

Releases can be found here:
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Stallman thread

Last one got full
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CS pdf dump

A thread for posting PDFs related to software, IT, programming, hacking, networking, math, technology, engineering, and science in general.
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Intellectual property was a mistake

The Internet Archive being in danger is another good reminder that YA writers fucking suck. Neil Gaiman especially is a hack.
Gaiman and some fucking Star Wars writer lol (and several other companies) are suing the Internet Archive to stop lending books due to copyright and it could potentially fuck over the site and by an extent, the Wayback Machine.
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I have used coreboot before, but I got a laptop with a weird chip layout that is going to be difficult to coreboot. I found a few workarounds, but I am having trouble understanding them. Would anybody here be willing to help?
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More consolidation in the tech market. Figma bought by Adobe.
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Mechanical keyboards

Do you own one? I just bought a cheap Chinese one and I love the feel and noise and the extra space (it's a tenkeyless).
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Retro computer thread

Lets talk about old computers. I'll start with my belief that disk incompatibility (outside supporting the IBM) really hurt Atari and Commodore, even though the C128 with the 1571 drive can read a number of 5¼" CP/M disks it is the exception even going forward, other then the MSX that was a licenced standard so of course all the manufactures of MSX computers have the same disk standard as that was the point (and the IBM clones naturally copied the IBM Dos disk format).
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does wireless stuff give you cancer, radiation, heart problems etc

As communists we know how well porky cuts corrners, even baby formula is tainted

So I'm asking the techies as a luddite, if someone had like wireless mouses, gamepads, etc and used them daily
would it marginally give them more cancer than usual??
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Best laptop under 1000$

I'm looking for a new laptop since my ideapad 330 has a shit build quality and soldered ram. I don't need to upgrade just yet, but my keyboard is falling apart, the wifi card barely works, and this thing is kinda underpowered for a lot of tasks tbh. I want something with a better build quality, that i can use for a bit of gayman and video editing. I thought I could just get a thinkpad with an egpu but gpus are expensive as fuck and /g/ told me thinkpads are a reddit meme nowadays. Anybody got any ideas?
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why would I want two old phones?

Was browsing an obscure infosec online store and they were selling a pack with two old phones, each preinstalled with firmwares and roms all about the security. These were extremely popular flagship phones from 5 years ago.

Whats the benefit of buying a package like that and where could I get the software without buying the package?

I got one of these phones.
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why is kiwifarms ddos guard not showing me the captcha?

Kiwifarms encourages the use of TOR and VPNs
but if I go to kiwifarms.ru (net is blocked by cuckflare) the ddos Guard shows up. Of course the first thing that makes be a bit mad is the need of javascript but well it is what it is now no need to be mad at the moment but, i dont know why it just wont show me the captcha.

i went to the offical ddos guard site, which uses the same anti ddos service ofc, and the captcha appears. I enabled everything, javascript etc. standard browser settings on Tor/tails. still, on the actual kiwi farms it wont show it.

is it me, or kiwifarms?? i cannot currently use a vpn like mullvad because im using tails. and because I dont have money for it. Is there any solution, can i even do anything about it?
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I'm trying to reset my IP address.
I'm supposed to type ipconfig/release into the command prompt window, then ipconfig/renew. When I typed ipconfig/release this came up.
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imagine using apple products
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Hello, here's a one time advertisement for a new search engine.

Do not expect me to advertise this a second time, write down the website address if you want to find it again.

The search engine is free to use but additionally you may purchase complete search results in .txt documents.
There is additional features planned for this search engine.

You may use this search engine currently to explore a very weird internet.
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This is your science on capitalism.

Oxford Physicist Unloads on Quantum Computing Industry, Says It's Basically a Scam
>"In essence, the quantum computing industry has yet to demonstrate any practical utility..

>"I’m disturbed by some of the quantum computing hype I see these days."
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programming for dummies

Which language is better? Python, C++ or C#?
I want to learn how to plan an economy so i can work in OGAS or CYBERSYN 2.0 as Cockshott's successore.
I also want to be able to be a 1337 H4X0R and program an AI version of myself so that if i die, the AI can continue unlocking files on a mysterious and broken, powerless computer which i fixed in my spare time so that my friends (who have been trapped inside of a school and forced to kill eachother to escape) can figure out who the mastermind is.
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You should be allowed to install and use whatever programs you want if you know more than your works IT department. What I’m saying is I’m turning my office computer into a seedbox.
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So has anybody looked into Locutus, it's a decentralized network made by the creator of freenet
introduction video: https://invidious.sethforprivacy.com/watch?v=d31jmv5Tx5k

it's supposed to be
decentralized client-side peer to peer platform that other applications can be build on top off
can do distributed real time data base and distributed computation
build in rust, web assembly and react
user interface through the web browers
very hard to censor,
very robust against ddos,
not anonymous by default but compatible with additional anonymizing layers
much improved routing for greater efficiency and scalability (I have to admit i didn't entirely understand the metaphors that explain how they improved the routing)
it also has a reputation system
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You ever notice no serious panels or commentary on climate justice would include Shell execs but it's typical to see people from Google and Facebook speak on AI, content moderation, “building a better internet,” etc.
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Time Travel isn't possib–
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Brazilian Army simulates cyber-war against fictional leftist group

On the eve of the election for president of Brazil, the Army simulated a cyber war against a group of "proletarian ideals".
Organized by the Army's Cyber ​​Defense Command, the Cyber ​​Guard 4.0 military exercise created a fictional war scenario in which participants had to fight a political organization called "Ideal Proletário Pantaneiro", identified by the acronym IPP.
The activity, according to the Brasil de Fato portal, was the starting point for the Brazilian Army's activities to guarantee the fairness of the campaign and the October elections.
In the imaginary geopolitical context of the Brazilian Army, the regime with "proletarian" ideals demands from its opponents the "demarcation of reserves" that would originally belong to its territory.
According to the narrative, the lack of recognition of this "alleged historical right" caused the IPP to militarily occupy the disputed region.
Minister of the STF, Luiz Edson Fachin, during a plenary session in Brasília
The military onslaught of the "proletarians", according to the exercise, "led the Security Council of the UN [United Nations Organization] to end diplomatic negotiations and to approve a resolution that foresees a military intervention", commanded by a "multinational military force with the aim of defeating the paramilitary group IPP".
The scenario created by the Brazilian military is part of the fourth edition of Guardião Cibernético, held annually by the Army. The event, which brings together government agencies and companies such as Cisco, Claro and Kryptus, took place between the 16th and 19th.
The simulated war environment, with references to left-wing ideas as "enemies", was conceived by the Ministry of Defense for another exercise, Operation Meridiano, a joint simulation of the Army, Navy and Air Force that took place in Pará in October 2021. .
It is worth remembering that the Army's Cyber ​​Defense Command was represented by General Heber Portella in a commission created by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to oversee the October elections.

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How bad is Spotify?

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

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?international_brigadeInternational Brigade
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I’m gonna whine about apples

All of their phones are overpriced fucking garbage and always have been. The products that aren’t phones can still be considered as useful as literal e waste and only exist so petit bourgeoisie can float about their Shri no one cares about in public like the rats they’re, no one gives a shit about AirPods watches fucking whatever they hell they call computer stands in the slightest and they improve nothing about electronic hardware. All of their products wear out in a year at best and god forbid you don’t have protection for any smartphone/Mac you have for those things because they will break instantaneously(reminder these rats will prohibit you from being allowed to fix your phone from private repairmen) and all of apples products might as well require you to file out your entire life’s story worth of info to use or download because that company couldn’t give less of a shit about how much info they collect on their customers and exist as a vassale of the American government. I wish it was just apple that was a noninnovative vapourware tech corporation but unfortunately the entire western big tech industry thrives on hype and stolen ideas and hasn’t pumped out anything innovative in over 60 years except for the might as well be dead corporations that are IBM and Intel that only make me moderately dislike capitalism less because they actually have humanity something that wasn’t complete and total utter fucking nonsense
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how can one find hidden boards in alt-chans? brute forcing is simply not a good option.
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Why haven't militaries invented robotic mech suits yet, despite featuring so prominently in science fiction?
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Buying Advice

What are some cheap amd b550 motherboards with wi-fi and the ability to recovery flashback bios?

I was initially going to buy this ASrock phantom gaming 4/ac but it doesn't have flashback
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ten recommended attitudes about technology by jerry mander

just wanted to share this
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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.gentooGentoo
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DDG now censors not only pro-Russia, but also FILE SHARING RESULTS


>DuckDuckGo Just Got Worse [Mental Outlaw]:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQC28Is_k2k (embedded)
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Feel like we’re approaching a level of “this you?” dunk culture intersecting with perpetual data aggregation / crowdsourced surveillance state that we’re going to start seeing people get quote tweeted with Cache style footage of their daily moments.
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Don't judge me.

What's the cheapest, most portable, least pozzed outdoor computing setup?

A defacebooked Quest2 with a minipc, keyboard and airmouse or something?

Not interested in gaming. I'm thinking about breaking up long walks with some sitting, lunch and imageboarding. There are no outdoor tables here, just benches, so a laptop wont work. Don't really want to be hunched over a laptop anyway.

Anyone do non-gaming VR or AR outdoors?
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Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Oracle of Tracking 5 Billion People

Get fucked.
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what are people thinking when they make a torrent of a single fucking zip file with everything in it
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Do we need a leftist Luke Smith?
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This DC-Area High-Tech Toilet Startup Wants to Solve the Public Bathroom Problem

>User IDs are part of Throne’s accountability system: After you use a restroom, you’re asked to rate its cleanliness. Meanwhile, each user gets a “Throne score,” similar to Uber, and repeat offenders who abuse the restroom will be blocked. Weight sensors also track if someone’s been in the bathroom too long. “Very few people create issues in [public] bathrooms, don’t respect that amenity, and then ruin it for the majority. Most people really want and value that clean experience and will leave the bathroom as good as they find it,” Heinzelman says, adding that user IDs are a way to “create the accountability that is currently missing in the shared bathroom space.”

"user id accountability system" is one of those phrases that makes me really question why, exactly, "accountability", which is a buzzword which is thrown around to justify all kinds of mutual overwatch, has become something so constantly harped about in the modern context.
at a certain point "accountability" stops being something which is done on the basis of being accountable to a specific community, or a specific social group, and more something which is done solely to create an informational panopticon of paranoia for the benefit of power.
when people say "[x] needs to be held accountable]" - to whom? by what process? why does this entity, who is the fount of accountability, have this power at all? or is it just this vague gesticulation at a Big Other, aimed towards neuroticizing us as people? and who is that Big Other? in this society, in this capitalistic society, if you are appealing to the Big Other, you are appealing to this ideal form of being - this ideal subject of the contemporary society - against which all human beings can only be seen as lack.
if tech startups can justify operating their paid, user ID'd public toilets using the language of accountability, if all sorts of harassment campaigns and inane arguments are justified because of "accountability", you have to wonder if this all isn't deliberate mutual paranoia.
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I want to remake Jurassic Park Operation Genesis but with better graphics and a map editor like the Clash of Clans mobile game. I want to make is easy to port to other devices. Basically a simpler version of CIties: Skylines.

What game engine/library should I use?

I also plan to make it open source so maybe it should be written in a popular language known by many.

I currently have zero knowledge about game development.
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Keeping OGAS secure

Suppose you live in a country that has adopted a planned economy. The transfer of production data and consumption data from various workers' enterprises (factories, offices, stores, etc.) to a central planning office is necessary for the planned economy to function. These data transfers must be kept secure against threats such as sabotage form imperialist countries. How would you design your society's OGAS to be resilient to attacks? The goal is to prevent the transfer of malicious/false economic data from the worker's enterprises to the central planning office and vice versa.

For the sake of this exercise, assume that there is only 1 central planning office and that all enterprises report to this central office. Also assume that there are around 10 million enterprises making reports to the planning office. Don't worry about keeping the physical infrastructure safe, the NKVD has it covered.
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/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?
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/ditg/ Dead Internet Theory General

Talk about why every single site except reddit and fbi.gov has been complete and utterly abandoned.

>Interesting things going on

Browsers are all forcing https by default. On the surface this sounds like a good idea but in reality it's part of a larger plan of control.
Website owners are now at the mercy of the cert authorities. Host something they dont like? you cert gets revoked and now your site wont load on 99% of web browsers.
you have been shutdown.

>What is the dead internet theory?

Dead internet is partly caused by a generational problem, zoomers just want to be where they're friends are. it's understandable, we even did the
same back in the 2000s. everyone was on AIM and myspace. The only difference is those platforms actually did allow free speech back then. now the
internet has become more centralized and a handful of big corps run it all. they are in charge of what gets said on their platforms. not you.

>big techs goal

Big tech is fighting a future war. They know the young are the future. It’s about indoctrination. They are building their vision for the future. A dumbed down controlled population.

>What is the purpose of these threads?

To start a community outside of those corporate owned platforms.
To have a place to discuss things without having to self police yourself.
To discuss and share decentralization technologies.

Official IRC chat: #deadinternettheory on Rizon

Webchat link for zoomer cattle: https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.rizon.net

Chose a nickname and enter #deadinternettheory into the channel box, click start.

Matrix room: https://matrix.to/#/#deadinternettheory:matrix.org
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Linux Musicians' Thread

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

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

Feels pretty good to be making music on a system I have so much control over, it's actually given me a lot of inspiration to work on new material.
Are you a composer or producer who runs Linux? What's your workflow/software?
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Drop resources on how can I learn to hack, particularly on how can I make ransomware. I'm done with all those capitalists out there, sucking off money from proles. I just want them to get bankrupt already.
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How can we identify more black women on security footage?

> As scientists work to design and test robots and their perceived intelligence, Dr. Joy Buolamwini is dedicated to fighting algorithmic bias in order for AI systems to recognize individuals from marginalized communities.

What a traitor. Black women need to take her down.
How is she pretending she’s doing a good thing is she for real
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Tor Thread

General thread about Tor.

Is there any problem with going to https://leftypol.org/ and then clicking on the .onion site? I can't store http://76i2c3hn55fcj5nut3tqlboqqbbh23zvphv7lefk3vftpx6wketlanyd.onion/ in my browser because it's in a disposable VM.
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Stop using propietary hardware.
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I need help to repair my internet since my ISP is more useless than my dick is to a vagina

TLDR dumbass ISP provider after being given hundreds of dollars to repair my internet is several days overdue on actually fixing it anyone know a way for me to repair the fucking connection or replace it with something that works

The problem is this: there’s no actual service being provided even if I connect to it. After trying to restart the modem I’m still seeing nothing. I want this to be repaired or replaced what do
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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".
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Sloppy Use of Machine Learning Is Causing a ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ in Science

So-called machine "learning" is destroying yet another thing, this time science.
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Xiaomi clones the Galaxy Fold, makes it 40% thinner, adds a bigger battery

China pulls ahead
>If you're disappointed by Samsung's relatively slow progress on foldables, say hello to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, which looks significantly more advanced than what we saw in this week's announcement from Samsung. But it's for China only, of course. Sorry.
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post rare tux
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Twitter Had Yet Another Data Breach

>A Twitter data breach has allowed an attacker to get access to the contact details of 5.4M accounts.
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Corrupt USB Drive

A USB drive of mine corrupted with stuff on it. Its not important stuff but it would be cool to get it back. I don't know much about tech so I was wondering if you smart bois could at least tell me if there's realistically anything I can do to fix the drive or if its game over.

I'm using a mac and using dick utility it gave the following result when I ran first aid:

Repairing file system.
** /dev/rdisk2s1

Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: 000000

File system check exit code is 8.
Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.
File system verify or repair failed.
Operation failed…

Is there anything I can do to fix the drive or should I just use some fancy software to recover as much as possible?
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Are computers a branch of state/defense/power within the context of a communist party?
It seems they are only treated as tools for mass propaganda and outreach for most I've come into contact with (and with questionable results – amounting to retweeting each other or posting take downs as Facebook posts with hardly any engagement). Is this way of using the technology maybe a huge mistake setting us back currently, especially considering the media platforms often are confirmed police/SIGINT tools where our groups are indisputably targeted/sabotaged?
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Smartphone Thread

What smartphone do you have? What you recommend? Also share your recommended apps.

I have a Xiaomi Poco F3, I got it for cheap ($280) and has a lot of good features like 5G, 120HZ AMOLED, NFC, a powerful processor etc I don't plan to buy another one for in the next 4-5 years.

My recommended apps:
>Blokada (to block all ads, doesn't need root)
>f-droid (alt app store).
>Bromite and Fennec Fdroid web browsers
>Libretorrent if you want to torrent on your phone.
>Tachiyomi if you want to read manga.
>Radiodroid for radiostations
>Torbrowser for tor proxy/onion service
>Lucky Patcher if you want to fuck around trying to unlock apps for free (Needs Root)
>MX player for videos, Simple Gallery for images.
>New Pipe or YT Vanced for youtube videos.
>foobar2000 or blackplayer for music
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They're going to turn streaming into the new TV. Capitalism is funny like that.
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Fortnite and VRChat have achieved more of a "metaverse" than any web3 project to date

They're desperately trying to come up with any angle for VR that isn't video games. How Meta thinks of VR makes me think about all those tiktok accounts that are like you shouldn't spend ur free time enjoying things, u should be doing Google surveys so that u can afford a lambo.
With all the stuff you can do in VR, the best that Meta's marketing team can come up with is "you can look at really high res images".
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You're being watched faggily

Foucault rolling in his grave
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Anyone have a setup to play downloaded content on the TV?

My current top goal would be to have:
>VPN torrent downloads + easy web interface to add torrents or easy way to upload content via local network
>reasonably cheap

I was reading online and I'm thinking of getting a cheap raspberry pi, installing something nice, and getting an external HDD which are now very cheap.

Interested in learning what setup you have if any.
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The STEM student -> defense contractor pipeline is a serious issue in this country. In many places and some fields, a greater majority of available jobs are like defense contractors. That shit is bleak and horrifying man. They'll be like "assist in creating autonomous ai for delivering payloads towards targets" and knowing exactly what they mean lol. I took a robotics software class where we discussed "efficiently tracking multiple moving targets with distinct trajectories" as like an academic problem and briefly wondered if I hadn't chosen the wrong field of study.
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Is ricing your desktop bourgeois?
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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!
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Lefty CTF

Is anyone on here interested in starting a leftypol CTF group on ctftime? Could be a fun time.
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> Researchers have turned dead spiders into necrobotic grippers capable of lifting items that weigh more than 100 times their own body weight.
This is exactly science’s visibility problem. People are nopeing this left and right when this is the kind of shit that will probably used for prosthetic limbs and shit, while that silly robotic dog that does jump flips and will go on to kill thousands gets thunderous applause.
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Google Analytics illegal in EU


"""Max Schrems, the lawyer who successfully sued Facebook for privacy violations against European citizens, has scored another victory, this time against Google: In a landmark court ruling, Austria's data protection authority has found that Google Analytics is illegal to use on European websites.
Google Analytics illegal in Europe

When the Privacy Shield legislation was invalidated in 2020, this had far-reaching consequences for US online services operating in Europe: They were no longer allowed to transfer data of European citizens to the US as this would make data of European citizens vulnerable to American mass surveillance - a clear violation of the European GDPR.

However, the Silicon Valley tech industry largely ignored the ruling. NOYB says:

"While this (=invalidation of Privacy Shield) sent shock waves through the tech industry, US providers and EU data exporters have largely ignored the case. Just like Microsoft, Facebook or Amazon, Google has relied on so-called "Standard Contract Clauses" to continue data transfers and calm its European business partners."

Now, the Austrian Data Protection Authority strikes the same chord as the European court when declaring Privacy Shield as invalid: It has decided that the use of Google Analytics violates the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Google is "subject to surveillance by US intelligence services and can be ordered to disclose data of European citizens to them". Therefore, the data of European citizens may not be transferred across the Atlantic.

Original decision by the Austrian court. https://noyb.eu/sites/default/files/2022-01/E-DSB%20-%20Google%20Analytics_DE_bk_0.pdf

Machine translation of the original decision. https://noyb.eu/sites/default/files/2022-01/E-DSB%20-%20Google%20Analytics_EN_bk.pdf

What was the case about?

On August 14, 2020, a Google user had accessed an Austrian website about health issues. This website used Google Analytics, and data about the user was transmitted to Google. Based on this data, Google was able to deduce who he or she was.

On August 18, 2020, the Google user complained to the Austrian data protection authority with the help of the data protection organization NOYB.

Now, the Austrian court has declared this data transfer as illegal.

The issue at hand is that due to the American CLOUD Act US authorities are able to demand personal data from Google, Facebook and other US providers, even when they are operating outside of the US, so in Europe for instance.

Thus, Google cannot provide an adequate level of protection under Article 44 GDPR - a clear violation of European data protection guarantees. The standard contractual clauses invoked by the website operator do not help, as recognized in 2020 by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in its decision on the "Privacy Shield" (Schrems II).

The decisive factor for the legal assessment of the use of Google Analytics is not whether a U.S. intelligence agency actually obtained the data or whether Google actually identified the user. The mere fact that this was theoretically possible already was a violation of the GDPR.

Google users can, however, make a setting in their Google accounts to stop Google from evaluating their use of third-party websites in detail. But that this feature exists is proof that Google is able to merge usage data to with the individual.
Biggest success of NOYB

This ruling is one of the biggest successes of the data protection organization NOYB to date. Consequently, the NOYB and Max Schrems are very happy about the decision by the Austrian court:

"This is a very detailed and sound decision. The bottom line is: Companies can't use US cloud services in Europe anymore. It has now been 1.5 years since the Court of Justice confirmed this a second time, so it is more than time that the law is also enforced."

This ruling is the first among 101 lawsuits by Schrems' non-profit NOYB in most member states of the European Union. Similar decisions are now expected to drop in Germany, the Netherlands and other EU member states.
Remove Google Analytics?

Tutanota - as a secure email service that focuses on users' privacy - has never used Google Analytics.

But now, many companies in Europe must ask themselves whether they should remove Google Analytics from their websites or risk a penalty for violating the GDPR.

In the long run, there will be two options: Either the US changes its surveillance laws to strengthen their tech businesses, or US providers will have to host data of European users in Europe.

The Dutch Authority for Personal Data (AP) - where two decisions on the use of Google Analytics are still pending - has now updated its own guidance on the "privacy-friendly setup of Google Analytics".

With the update, the AP has issued a warning:

"Please note: The use of Google Analytics may soon no longer be allowed."

The Dutch Authority for Personal Data plans to decide on the pending Google Analytics cases in early 2022. Then the AP will issue a clear statement on whether the use of Google Analytics is illegal in Europe or not.

While Silicon Valley tech companies will find a way to still offer their services in Europe - one way or another - the approach that they took after the invalidation of Privacy Shield must raise several red flags to European businesses:

As a European company it is no longer possible to trust sensitive user data to companies such as Google that deliberately ignore European privacy legislation and risk hefty fines for their European business customers. (The fines against the Austrian health website in the discussed case have not been decided upon, yet, but we will follow the development closely.)

To the contrary - and as privacy is becoming increasingly important to consumers around the world - it is a logical step for any European business to choose services that focus on protecting their users' privacy.

Tutanota, for instance, is a secure German email provider that is in full compliance with the GDPR."""

>The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act or CLOUD Act (H.R. 4943) is a United States federal law enacted in 2018 by the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, PL 115-141, Division V. The CLOUD Act primarily amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA) of 1986 to allow federal law enforcement to compel U.S.-based technology companies via warrant or subpoena to provide requested data stored on servers regardless of whether the data are stored in the U.S. or on foreign soil.
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Where the FUCK is the kuroba extension?
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Time to switch to m.2
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Soviet Computer Indurstry

How accurate is this video?

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in my network there is problem
and that problem is cloudflare
they log everybody's visits
and they make it hard to tor

throw cloudflare down the well
so my network can be free
we must make scraping easy
then we have a big party

in my network there is problem
and that problem is the GOOG
they take everybody data
and they give it to the spooks

throw the GOOG down the well
so my network can be free
you must block all their trackers
then we have a big party

if you see facebook buttons
you must be careful of their scripts
you must block all their domains
and I tell you what to do

throw facebook down the well
so my network can be free
you must break their data centers
then we have a big party!
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I currently use Gmail for my email(s). I should probably change over from Gmail, right, for security reasons? It's not that I have anything interesting or worth while in my emails, just thought it would be nice to make it more difficult for surveillance capitalism to work.

So basically I'm asking:
What are some secure and safe email providers (if they exist)?
What email provider do you guys use?

ps. I'm not surer advanced with tech so dont ask me to "throttle the ip of the dingle drive until you set up the proxy cum email server with the soyjak harddrive tor sleeper agent software" because I'm not willing to do that shit.
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Future of Chinese made CPUs

Since US tech embargo on China is still in effect and US plans to squeeze Chinese tech companies by restricting their access to computer chips. China's reaction to this was to make one of their goals to have a home-grown alternative for Intel, AMD, TSMC and the like to decrease dependence on the US. So I was wondering what kind of progress have they been making lately and what are their prospects of ever having a viable alternative to Intel and AMD?

There is all this talk about SMIC, Loongson and Zhaoxin and that in early 2020 Zhaoxin allegedly published a chip comparable to 2017 level intel and AMD tech and they are planning to have parity with Intel in a few years. Then there are Some sources are saying that China is failing horribly at acquiring manufacturing tech for more advanced processors. And I really can't make any real sense out of it.

So when will I be able to buy a computer that uses a hardware that dunks on burger made tech and sends my personal data to Beijing instead of Washington, if ever?
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shit UI

ITT: retarded UI trends that make no sense whatsoever

I'll start with one of the worst:
> automatically hiding scroll bars
What kind of brain dead imbecile thought this was a good idea, I will never understand. I regularly have to move the mouse a little just to have the scroll bar reappear momentarily so I can see where I am in a document, it's so fucking frustrating.
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AmeriKKKa is a fucking hellhole

Just found out about "invention clauses". In the US there are about 10 states which have 3 conditions: they own everything you name that was made on company time, using company equipment, or using trade secrets taught to you by the company.
Every other state does not include any conditions. They can claim everything you make, even if it's completely unrelated to your job. YouTube videos? Tutorials? Game streaming? A web comic? Literally anything. It's theirs.
They don't even have to make exemptions for collaborative work. They can take a portion of anything you contribute to if they want.
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Corporations want to turn browsers into operating systems so badly dude.
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So is non-ionizing millimeter wave radiation harmful or not? I know I'm poking a bee's nest with this topic but I wanted to ask.
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Is Waterfox a good alternative to Chrome/Firefox?
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Not only did we convince every single person on the planet to carry a camera and microphone everywhere we also convinced suburbian dwellers to fill even their own homes with cameras because they're afraid The Poors will steal their Amazon packages.
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In 2024 reddit will introduce heavenbanning, the hypothetical practice of banishing a user from a platform by causing everyone that they speak with to be replaced by AI models that constantly agree and praise them, but only from their own perspective, is entirely feasible with the current state of AI/LLMs.
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Free Software Co-opted for Big Business

I'm a little late to the party, but I now realize we live in an era where billions of devices are using copyleft software (the Linux kernel) yet somehow get away with restricting their users' freedom. How do they get away with it? Is this the "Tivoization" Richard Stallman talked about that was a major impetus for developing GPLv3? Can this all be traced back to Linus refusing to upgrade when GPLv3 was released in 2007? How the fuck did things get so bad?
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/nu-imageboard/ megathread

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

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

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

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

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

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

Namely, do we even want an imageboard?

Some anons have suggested a radical re-imagining of the medium of anonymous communication where boards are replaced with tags. Some want named accounts, some want textboards, the ideas are endless. Is there anything to be improved upon with the imageboard concept, and if so, what? If reddit is an improved version of the phpbb type forums of old, what does a “modern” version of a chan look like?

Feel free to use this thread for any polls, discussion, of the formats, technical, or non technical decisions related to a vichan replacement both for this site and in general.

Also comment on:

Concept: Classic Imageboard vs something else
Architecture: Monolith vs Microservices
Distributed: Distributed/Federated vs Standalone
Front end: SPA (ex: Angular, React) vs Server Side HTML templating
Backend Language: Java, C#, Lisp, Rust, Golang, PHP, etc.
Database: SQL vs NoSQL
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Cytube bread

Hello everyone.

Because leftypol moves too fast. We are going to use this board for our thread for Cytube quality of life and suggestions.

Please let us know if you need anything.
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> The #FBI Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the Bureau—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. Learn more at go.usa.gov/xJSfm.
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We're reaching the point where even fucking documentation is being relegated to walled garden social media.

> The 30 year history of the World Wide Web seems to be one of barely glomming together a relatively robust, relatively well maintained set of information sources and then destroying them at the first sign of a company offering a slicker product.. which then spectacularly dies
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Vim or Emacs?

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planners and scheduling

I've gotten much better at scheduling my life and time blocking but at the moment i'm using a google account to plan my shit. I want to move off this but i don't know what is good for scheduling while ensuring my data isn't scraped and sold.
Any recommends?
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i still don't get how bladeless fans work
also why is this dyson guy important?
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Dark Nets

Share and discuss various p2p alternatives to HTTP/S

Onion router, stable despite a bunch of attacks
Small-world network based on encrypted key-based routing
Distant fork of Freenet that uses garlic routing
Built on distributed hash tables that consolidate data with similar hashes
Torrent-ish web browser that can view websites on the Dat protocol
Friend-to-friend network that does not rely on you setting up a router or having to seed or anything

There's also Lokinet and ZeroNet but they seem weird and gimmicky
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Home Assistant General

>check out news for the new mycroft.ai Mimic 3 TTS engine
>one of the demo videos has a dev with a thick european accent
>he sounds more robotic than the TTS

Anyway, I wonder if /robowaifu/ is having a field-day with this yet. They already have a thread of training-data libraries from cartoon characters.
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MEdia Center

Is MediaPortal the based open-source alternative to premium stuff like Kodi and Plex?

Have any of you used it

Is it pirate friendly?
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How did Bill Gates manage to make people forget what a piece of shit he is?
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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?read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
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>Be me
>Be in high school
>Annoying mechanical engineering class
>We are using computers that are still running Windows XP
>SolidWorks runs like shit on these
>School says they won't replace them because "it works"
>Use my magic USB stick to delete system32 and reboot
>Teacher can't figure why it's not working
>Get new computer two weeks later

Pic related
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Linux ISO/IMG Torrents

Be sure to include the relevant SHA256 checksum for verification. Latest stable AMD64 versions preferred but no strict requirements obviously.
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Why do keyboard and laptop manufacturers always assume I am using Windows? I find it very offensive as I am not a Windows user myself. Stop printing the Windows logo on what was originally the command key or at least just leave that space empty.
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You should use AI writing tools.

I am not interested in fear mongering about it, or acting like this is going to destroy reality, or pretending it needs to be locked up by the state and massive companies to prevent our fragile minds from being destroyed. I'm just suggesting that if you are not using it to do work for you, you're wasting time. It scared that Google engineer just because it's just good at making believable crap with an internal, consistent logic that appears like sound reasoning. Even the gimped versions they give us are strong enough.

Just put in an original paragraph, then generate the next one. Outputs require only a few cycles to get something good enough. Usually, they are annoying, and repeat media tropes you've read a thousand times.. but so what? It's not going to be original, it's not going to be interesting, and it's not going to be insightful. But it can be a useful tool. It can help you to generate new ideas, it can help you to write better.

But only if you use it.
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cloudflare taking a shit -> 40% of the internet going offline instantly is just going to be a bi-monthly routine from now on huh
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Is coreboot worth it?

Or should I only go for me_cleaner? I've heard coreboot causes laptops to use more battery than with the stock BIOS…
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Where are the cyberpunks? Where are the cypherpunks? Johnny Mnemonic is basically what I think real life is.
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why do people get surprised at windows being shit for personal computing? don't they know its history? it's just an enterprise OS for office work and cash registers
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Is he actually /ourguy/

This guy seems pretty based and some kind of ironic unironic crypto leftist?
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A usenet post

I looked into the old usenet post (1999) that Ratpoison WM cites as how it got its name, and found this gem at the end.
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Is there any point in adding an external antenna to your laptop besides "aesthetics"?
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Whats the based, cheap, china-sourced version of these cursed things?

Idk how long bluetooth earpods have been around

Has the technology and factory rate of production for these settled down to become cheap and reliable for the average person to buy?
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Setups for Non-/tech/ comrades

I'm trying to educating myself and my local org on basic digital hygiene, free software, de-spooking, etc.

But, I just don't know this stuff :\

What setups would you suggest or recommend if the goal is to get a small local org up to speed?

We've also budgeted $70 for any old laptops or whatever just so we have something.
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Is "ricing" a bad word for it.

I used to be a brainworm infested 4chan/g / 8chan/tech user as a teen, and got really into ricing linux. After a few years touching grass and not using imageboards, I now know where that term comes from and uhh, is there a better term for that? Decorating, perhaps? Or does it not matter that much?
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How to cope with being a paranoid schizo and the absolute state of tech

Sorry for the blogpost but as someone who is low maintenance I've enjoyed doing small jobs as a programmer rather than working for the big leagues, but an opportunity came up for me to get hired by a megacorporation that pays pretty well. The problem is that I'm pretty much a schizo when it comes to what's known around these places as "botnet" and the idea of having to show my face or even just talk in Zoom meetings or whatever stresses me the fuck out so I don't know if I should suck it up and pretend I'm not mentally ill and probably fail spectacularly, try to find a way to avoid having to engage in their online meetings, or keep being poor, which I don't really mind much. What would you do if you were me?
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Socialist Wallpaper Thread

Post them all
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So what the fuck is this
Its a decentralized peertube-like streaming platform. BUT they say they can pay creators in crypto. How? Where is that money coming from without ads? Something doesn't add up
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Some Big G engineer asshole had a nervous breakdown over a glorified chatbot being seemingly intelligent and got suspended lmfao
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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.
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What's your favorite setup for working on the front end?

I just downloaded the "Epic React" course, I plan on maybe using it to learn. I heard from a colleague that it's good.

I have tons of experience doing back-end work, and nearly 0 doing front-end stuff. So I want to learn front-end.

My little time working with this stuff, it seems that Vue is a cleaner React. React seems to have a shit ton of hacks and mutations are leaking everywhere, despite the promises of being somewhat functional. I've heard Solid is a cleaner, way faster, and leaner version of React, but with less packages native to it. On the other hand, having billions of NPM packages is a self-imposed permanent vacation to dependency hell. An interesting middle ground is Svelte, which I've heard good things about.

Which framework do you like to use?

Regarding languages, TypeScript, the most commonly used Compile-To-JS language, is objectively way better than vanilla Javascript. But there are other languages, Dart, ScalaJS, Elm, Purescript, Clojurescript, ReasonML, Coffeescript, and a slew of others.
Which one do you like?
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Google Drive Alternative

What's the best way to share files in a small group using a browser, like Google Drive, but not using Google?
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/Utopian/ Project

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

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

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

What do you think?
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What's a safe way to store lithium batteries in case they ever burst on fire?
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Canada’s favorite coffee chain was covertly data mining the shit out of people who just wanted cheap coffee, and they got outed by the government, then concluded tim hortons was basically being evil then was like “oh well can’t punish them".

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

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Hey guys, scarce here. As of late I've come to realize that most desktop environments are kind of shit since they're either just bad like xfces or really bad like GNOME/KDE, and tend to be unstable, often having updates that completely change the desktop and workflow so I've started to look at more lightweight options like window managers. So far the benefits seem to outweight the negatives.
> Stable, you make your own config and it never changes unless you want it to
> No gnometroons or Scalies causing drama in your git issues
> Can choose any combination of software without it looking too tacky
> Lightweight, speedy, just werks even on ancient hardware
> Diverse components build up to a fully functioning 'DE' of your own making, no blote
> No udev, dbus, poetteringware unless you want it.
> Will give you a 6 pack, make you rich, grow your dick 5 cm
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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.
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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
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The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment, Mike Hearn - Jan 14, 2016

An article from 2016 on how the Bitcoin blockchain was reaching its limit and being controlled by a tighter and tighter pool of speculators. Even more relevant with the rise and crash of tethercoins lately.
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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
>Invidious (YouTube front-end)
(Clearnet version: https://vid.puffyan.us/ )
Requires enabling certain scripts to work unfortunately. You can sign up and make a list of subscriptions though.
>Nitter (Twitter front-end)
>/leftypol/ (/leftypol/)

Some things I was interested in hearing about:
>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 coolpiratePirate
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why is maths as a school subject nothing but difficult number tricks with no practical application? physics has equations that are both piss easy and give you answers you can use. fuck educational maths
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Remember to constantly randomize your MAC address.
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Cool uses for a smartwatch?

I was looking at the PineTime and wondered if there were actual cool uses for a smartwatch but I couldn't come up with any. Does leftypol have a better imagination than me or are smartwatches simply not worth it?
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wow the mainstream managed to make web 1.0 revival faggy and pretentious
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Howdy, so what's the best antivirus for cuckdows?

Yeah I still using it, in fact anyone still kinda using it cuz we can't just abandon our normies facade.

Also is it true that from Windows 10 until onwards (Windows 11), you don't need install any third-party or additional antivirus?

I still can't move on into Linux. Cuz it's not even my laptop, but my parents.
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Woah bro, check it out, I'm drinking beer using my phone, LOL!
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when did every consumer power tool manufacturer start to go out of their way to use happy meal toy tier plastic at every possible opportunity
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6-Year-Old Explains How Messed Up It Is That Her Entire Life Has Been Put On Facebook
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Is it wrong to miss technology nerds of old? Were they just as bad but for different reasons or actually better?
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Does it glow? Can I use it safely?
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Why do programmers like to pretend to have very specific skillsets and knowledge, and call themselves "frontend developers", "Javascript programmers" or even "React programmers" when in reality their knowledge and skills are applicable to almost everything programming related and they could easily do the job of almost every other programmer? Is this some trick to get higher wages and segment the market or is it just some internalized helplessness instilled by recruiters looking for "the perfect match" and employers unwilling to provide training?
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How many of you are based enough to use these keys?
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I bought a framework laptop because my previous one was so cheaply constructed that it literally disintegrated from use.

I quite like it. I'm not going to pretend that buying a product will solve any systemic capitalist evils like ending e-waste or granting a right to repair, but on a personal level, I'm hopeful to be able to avoid some common pitfalls with consumer products like disposability and planned obsolescence by being able to repair this thing myself or replace parts on it. Plus it seems pretty sturdily constructed in the first place. The keyboard's very crisp by laptop standards and is backlit (which is thoroughly unremarkable, but my previous laptop wasn't, because I lived in the stone age), the trackpad's nice, the screen is annoyingly glossy, though it is high resolution with a large color gamut. Hopefully they release a matte screen at some point. And being able to choose where the ports are on it is a bit of a godsend to deal with cable mess.

Thoughts on this thing?
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We need to go back

I liked google glasses

I mean without capitalism and advertising, it'd be great to have a cortana and camera on you without even touching anything
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I knew all that data going around was getting sold to many companies but I didn't know it was this easy to acquire it.
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So cool that finally Apple supports our right to repair.
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Yet another Tesla on fire situation

>Watched a Tesla catch on fire this morning. As soon as it started smoking the electrical system locked trapping the guy inside. Luckily construction workers broke the window so he could escape. Neat feature

Fanboys in the replies desperately doing damage control.
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Anyone watched this? I just did, and it's honestly depressing.

It explains how Richard Stallman started GNU/FSF/GPL out of his desire to transform society, and how GNU's kernel was encountering technical difficulties, so people swapped it out for a kernel called Linux developed by some Finnish guy, and redistributing the resulting OS as "Linux". So people, not knowing about GNU's existence, marvelled at how the kernel already had such a fleshed-out suite of application software to come with it, because they weren't made aware that it only existed because the GNU project had been intentionally constructing a cohesive operating system for a decade prior. Richard Stallman explains in an interview that the OS is basically GNU, and should not be called "Linux". The interviewers then ask Linus about Stallman's concerns, and he just laughs them off and calls them ridiculous.

The film then goes on to interview the group of people who coined the term "Open Source", and they just blatantly explain that up to that point, everyone had just called it "Free Software", which is what Stallman called it ("Free" meaning "Freedom" for the users). This group of people wanted to sell the idea to Silicon Valley executives for boatloads of cash, after discovering the resulting software was faster and cheaper than the proprietary alternatives, and they couldn't do that without renaming it because "Free Software" sounds like you can't make money off of it, so they coined "Open Source" specifically to be appealing to executives. After this it's a montage of them shilling "Open Source" everywhere, and increasing corporate involvement.

It then shows the first Linux conference, and Linus goes onstage to give a keynote, and then Stallman goes onstage and the FSF is given the "Linus Torvalds award" for their contributions, and he's like "why are you giving me an award named after Torvalds, I started this shit", and starts denouncing everyone for hijacking the movement, and trying to remind everyone of the original social goals and message of the movement, and the people onstage start laughing awkwardly, and as he goes on, this goofy clarinet music starts playing, and people start getting up out of their seats and leaving, and the cameraman pans away from him and towards Linus playing with his children, as though losing interest. The film is clearly trying to make the audience feel as though Stallman is a loon getting up to wacky antics instead of someone with legitimate concerns about the direction of the movement.

The film then immediately cuts off Stallman to show the IPO of VA Linux Systems, and this excited, energizing music starts playing as everyone reacts to how high the stock price is going. Earlier in the film it showed the IPO of Red Hat. These scenes of the IPO's are the emotional focus of the movie; they show its central conflict. Are these people going to change the world? Who the hell cares? Are they going to get filthy rich? HELL YEAH! It even cuts to some fucker on a couch discussing how some people were angered that they were making billions off of the GNU operating system, and arbitrarily giving out stock to some developers and not others, with little regard to actual contributions, and he patronizingly says that the "true hardcore developers" are glad to do it for free, and don't care about the money.

The film then ends with the interviewer asking Torvalds about "his creation" (telling the audience to dismiss Stallman's arguments), and asking how it felt that it created so much economic value™.

All in all it's a documentary of how organic, collaborative, or liberatory social movements get reappropriated by capitalism and used to create even more profit.

Also there's a funny scene where the interviewer suggests to Eric Scott Raymond that Free Software is communist, and he gets super offended and starts ranting about gulags and famines.

It's on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw8K460vx1c
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Black hole this size, you can just slip right in, spend eternity sliding down warped space-time toward the singularity. No tidal shear to spaghettify you. Let's gooooo!
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Would you.....

….put your battlestation, your nest, in a van or caravan and go nomadic if money wasn't an object?

Like, go full carny, a small fleet of vans, mobile battlestations, travelling the countryside. IF money wasn't a problem ofc.

Communal tents for eating and socializing and your own mobile nest to worship the 2500k in.

Yes I just watched the original 1947 "Nightmare Alley" last night.
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Here's a new parental verification system for Apple stuff instead of just asking for your age.
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Leftypol custom style sheets

Share your custom Leftypol CSS.

Here is my book-like theme, make sure u have yotsuba B selected before using:
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=EB+Garamond:ital,[email protected],400;0,700;1,400&display=swap');
form table tr th{
background-color: #fff;
vertical-align: top;
background-color: #fff;
padding: 4px;
background-image: none;
background-color: #fff;
color: #000;
font-size: 13pt;
font-family: 'EB Garamond', serif;
line-height: 1.4;
margin-bottom: 4em;
margin-top: 4em;
text-align: left;
background-color: #fff;
border-width: 1pt;
border-style: none none none none;
border-color: #ddd;
width: 100%;
margin: 2em;
border: 4pt solid #fff;
max-width: 52em;
margin: auto;
text-align: center;
display: none;
display: block;
margin: 0em 2em 0em 0em;

input, textarea{
border: 1px solid #666;
background-color: #fff;
font-family: 'EB Garamond', serif;
color: #333;
letter-spacing: 0px;
font-family: 'EB Garamond', serif;
a, div.post.reply div.body a{
color: #000;
a:visited, div.post.reply div.body a:visited{
color: #666;
.intro span.subject, span.heading{
color: #000;
text-transform: uppercase;
letter-spacing: 2pt;
word-spacing: 2pt;
display: block; text-align: center;
.intro span.name{
color: #000;
font-style: italic;
font-weight: normal;
margin: none;
padding: none;
margin: 2em 2em 1em 0em;
padding: none;

.file:not(.multifile) .post-image, .full-image{
margin-bottom: 1em;
max-width:100% !important;
height:auto !important;
margin-bottom: 1em;
div.post p.fileinfo{
margin: 0em 1em 0em 26pt;
padding: 0px 8px 0px 8px;
background-color: inherit;
border-left: 4pt solid black;
margin-left: -2pt;
#options_div, #alert_div{
background-color: #fff;
border: 2pt solid black;
#options_background, alert_background{
background: #eee;
div.post.op a.hide-thread-link{
float: right !important;
margin-right: -2em;
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Is crypto finally dying? From this crash

Are the prices gonna go back to normal after the middle aged mid-life crises geeks sell their stuff

I can't wait
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Lefty community project

Anyone want to make.. something? I'm not sure what, my imagination has been neutered from too much wageslaving. I'm a pretty skilled web developer, would be nice to create something that isn't useless or serves capital.
If this sounds interesting throw out an idea!
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would it be possible to set up a non-spying reverse image search service
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this might be off topic but i've seen alot of older "freedom of speech anarchists" from 90s/00s suddenly turn out to be libertarians (if that makes any since). basically people back then who were into freedom of information and computer security are now crypto loving ancaps who want to own more shit then ever. there seems to be alot of them in the /cy/ scene. anyone else seen this?
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I've lost count of how many times Novideo has announced they're making an "open source driver" (whatever that means). It isn't even the full driver: https://github.com/NVIDIA/open-gpu-kernel-modules
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/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.gentooGentoo
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Ublock Origin Regex help

How to block everything coming after ##[href="/manga/genre/*/*"]

The stars don't work. Website is MAL if anyone curious. I tried reading through the list. And I can't get "n" "<" ">" or "*" to work. I'm trying to block all the genres, rather than doing it one by one.
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Are there actually any real world problems that can be solved by software and wouldn't make the world a worse place?

The more I think about it the less useful programming seems.
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17 years to spellcheck 2 languages at the same time

The pain of typing to 2 different people in 2 different languages languages is now gone :)
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¡Read a book!

This is your reminder to go to a park with a bag of books and have at it before you get De Quervain's/carpal tunnel syndrome/computer vision syndrome.

Take a break from that screen my friend :)
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A girl saw me using my T60(1) and started laughing at me.

She said "Wow, how old is that laptop? That thing looks ancient!" and when I answered honestly (14 years, the T60/61 came out in May 2007) she snickered at me and said "can't you afford a nice macbook? That's so sad, nobody should have to use a laptop that old! That's older than my little brother!".
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/SRE/ general

>Site reliability engineering (SRE) is a set of principles and practices that incorporates aspects of software engineering and applies them to infrastructure and operations problems. The main goals are to create scalable and highly reliable software systems. Site reliability engineering is closely related to DevOps, a set of practices that combine software development and IT operations, and SRE has also been described as a specific implementation of DevOps.

This is a thread for all discussion of Site reliability engineering

SRE is usually used at larger organizations which have multiple applications, services, etc. Where it gets confused with devops is that devops is automation and streamlining of traditional sysadmin tasks related to integration and deployment pipelines, essentially programmatically managing traditionally manual processes like testing and deployment to various environments. Whereas SRE is automating sysadmin tasks related to performance, observability, and reliability, as is in the name. The job devops engineer is replacing is the traditional sysadmin, wheras the job the SRE is replacing is whats known as a production support engineer or creation software engineer, less well known but essentially a SWE who's job it is to support applications. Its not support like helpdesk-install windows or whatever, its support engineering of an application, or set of applications, restarting scheduled jobs, database tasks, debugging java code, if heap utilization is too high or whatever. Essentially providing L2 support for complex enterprise or microservice type applications (L3 handled by the SWE's).

SRE is automating those tasks and building software that automatically monitors ops and programmatically restart services, etc. Essentially automating the job of a traditional production support engineer so that the system self heals and automatically detects and solves common issues by itself. Google invented SRE role so that it could create the outside appearance that the service is always up. The most extreme example is the chaos engineering/chaos monkey approach to SRE invented by netflix which had its reliability engineers invent tools that automatically crash certain servers in production so that they could make sure the system keeps running no matter what.

So both SRE's and DevOps engineers are focusing on automating traditional sysadmin tasks so they overlap, however their focus is slightly different on the types of tasks. SRE's are usually either devs who transitioned to prod support/ops or system administrators who learned how to code. At FAANG type companies SRE interviews have SWE type leetcode questions as well as being grilled on the detailed internals of linux, kernel, OS, etc. At lesser companies it may simply be a retitled application support engineer.

SRE is the new hotness and more and more organizations are retitling their prod support teams as SRE and teaching them python/golang, cloud, and obserability (Splunk, etc.). Lots of companies are hiring "SRE" but the industry hasn't quite settled on a standard set of job duties. At FAANG SRE are considered as SWEs and on the same payscale. However at other companies they may be considered ops. In general SREs have a higher level of pay, due to it being the new hotness, but we will see how long that lasts.
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2006-2015: 375% increase in CS majors
2006-2015: 20% increase in number of software-related jobs
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Digital agitprop

Questions for computer science anons about digital agitprop:
>In spreading digital propaganda we are often providing our class enemy with dangerous data. How can digital propaganda be protected from surveillance capitalism?
>Can we create a way to make digital agitprop more subversive? For example, a toolchain to automatically embed markov chain text steganographic data in chan images to increase the cost of steganographic analysis to our class enemy?
> How can tracking measures in printers (such as micro dots) be subverted or deactivated
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Getting private data


I need some real user data, namely - URLs, timestamps and some extra information about the visit. User must behave normally, so typical "pay Turks 1$ and ask them to do actions you need" does not work.

Where can I get such data? As far as I understand, botnet owners might help collecting that. Where can I rent a botnet?
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I hate USB hubs and I hate the slow death of Ethernet cables at hands of the industry.
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Pocket computers

Why isn't this more of a thing? Having a portable device performing the same function as a "smart"phone without its mass surveillance features would be a dream
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Free Software=Communism Picture

I found an image similar to image related but it was comparing free software to communism/mutual aid using the images from Stallman's Ted Talk. I can't find it, may have originally came across it on /g/ but it's since been lost. If anyone knows about it and knows where it is please show me the way. I have a very politically involved but nonetheless non-technical friend that I want to indoctrinate, they can especially benefit from learning about freedom.
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/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 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:

>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:

>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]

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]

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.
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Maybe one day we won't be able to use elevators without a smartphone.
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wtf is vulkan

Making a demo application before I port it into a game engine and thought I'd learn vulkan. Big fucking mistake, this is the most verbose and painful API I've ever worked with. I am actually writing driver code right now, I've worked with gpu driver code and I think this might be even more robust.

Doesn't help the community is full of assholes who say shit like 'well you just don't like low-level code'. Fuck you I'm literally a kernel engineer, I love low-level access and minimal abstraction, but this was designed for maximum pain. I can't imagine DX12 or Metal is anywhere near this sadistic.

Don't believe me, follow along and type ~2k lines before you write a fucking vertex shader:

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Data Oriented Vs. Object Oriented

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John Oliver now GigaChad

>Does segment to inform midwit normies of data brokers and big tech selling data to third parties.
>Pays money to target identifiers for congress members and online 5 miles from the capital building.
>Congress members get jebaited by Ted Cruz erotic fanfiction "ads".
>Now has personal data on members of congress, child porn searches and all.
>“And if you happen to be a legislator who is feeling a little nervous right now about whether your information is in this envelope, and if you’re terrified about what I might do with it, you might want to channel that worry into making sure that I can’t do anything.”
>“Anyway, sleep well!”
Guys stil a lib, but it's undoubtedly a massive gigachad move on privacy in tech. Certainly better than the regular boring shit, and mainstream media is pretty quiet on this.
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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.
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> Join fbi.gov for community trying to opensource a clone of a popular game engine
> Look at game engine
< MIT License
> Leave

Is the entire gamedev community cucked? Nearly impossible finding a recent github project without some 'permissive' but non-copyleft license. Why would anyone as a reaction try to clone a game they feel should belong to the community while giving other usurpers the chance to turn it into a botched IP?
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>FOSS? Free as in freedom?
>lol i just pirate it bro
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Selfhosting and homeserver thread

Talk about your NAS, what services you are running for yourself and for others, webhosting,…
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Finally, a real-world, practical /tech/ post.

So in a temperate + cloudy climate, which rarely freezes and never needs aircon, a solar + wind + battery bank system might make sense economically. Depending on cloud cover and wind levels.

If the system was 20 feet from a large, deep pond and a heat pump was installed as part of the system, would that be a game changer? Would it make the system much more effective?
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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.


How will the corporate apologists, identarian social climbers, and Microsoft agents who smeared him in the first place respond to this?
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Caps Lock

Is there a more useless key?
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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.
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Do you guys know of a work around for getting blocked on Tiktok? Some Nazi sympathizing Trumptsed blocked me but I want to stay updated on the videos he posts. I don’t need to interact I just need to know if he gets out of line. Just need to see the videos and I don’t want to logout for that
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what's the best platform to publish articles on politics, culture if I want to reach normies?

>no ads
>full control
>small reach, no exposure, have to spam the link everywhere, etc.
>paywall, paid subscription
>control over content, but not form
>wide reach, website algorithm promotes you if people read you
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D*scord updated to their ToS to ban "misinformation".
Skepticism of official narratives = misinformation.
Corporations are making entire APIs to stop this so you can import a library and run check_for_misinformation();
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SpeakUp: Silent Speech Interface; Low Cost; Arduino; Machine Learning

SpeakUp: Silent Speech Interface; Low Cost; Arduino; Machine Learning

Project Summary by Varun Chandrashekhar: “I have designed and developed a speech interfaced for the paralyzed, which they can use to communicate without speaking. This device detects speech-related electrical signals from the throat and converts them into letters or words that we recognize using machine learning models.”

SpeakUp – ML Based Speech Aid to Enable Silent Communication

My comment about the project: easily replicable by anyone with computer science knowledge, different from what is being done with the silicon trojans in the 3G/4G/5G equipment only on it needing physical probes. Anyone doing research on this area be cautious of sabotage when using US designed CPUs (AMD/INTEL/QUALCOMM/APPLE/ARM), as the microcode, SMM and firmware of your system may be manipulated to mess up your computations. Ask your own Nation to stop trusting Silicon Valley and make your own silicon supply chain and tech services. Meanwhile, mitigate this situation by moving to an area away from any cell radio transmitter (check coverage on OpenCellID.org) and shielding yourself and your devices from electromagnetic eavesdropping and interference.
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i have an idea, but also no idea


let me start by explaining my project here. i'm scraping together video and other documentary evidence of the ethnic cleansing being carried out by the ukranian fascists, going back to maidan until today. someone on here has a 96gb file dump they are sorting now.

i worry because this information is already being systematically scrubbed from the internet and so i want to preserve it. what i would like to do is perhaps have a site where this information could be sorted, searched and perhaps even given brief descriptions. even better if it could have submit feature where people could drop off more stuff.

i also want to do some other writing/intelligence work on there.

the problem:

i have literally no idea how to do this. i do not know how to make a website. i do not know what sort of hosting i would want, or what to do once i get it. i am babby. i am dumb.

please help me nerds. i think its incredibly important for this information to be preserved. we have to do something.
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Problem with firefox?

I'm currently using MICROSOFT EDGE because I cannot get firefox to work. I see the image in the tab of the page, but can't reload the page or even view the URL! What is going on. I'm fully updated.
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what is ze ideology of pc cases?

is there anything we can decode from how it's constructed philosophically

is it hostile? is it free and open? is it fetishistic?
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Any integrated circuit should be built by yourself and only yourself.
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First the pandemic
Now the War

These fuckers will keep making excuses
I hope the nuke is dropped on Nvidia, Intel and AMD manufacturing centers

Fuck them
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I can feel it, it's so close bros…
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Let me guess, you need more?
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Google to White House: It's Time to "Secure" Open-Source Software


>Google is recommending that the US government devote more resources to securing open-source software in light of the Apache Log4J 2 vulnerability, which has affected countless business applications and servers.

>On Thursday, Google and other tech companies, including Apple and Amazon, attended a White House briefing about securing open-source software. The meeting was called to help the US avoid a repeat of the Log4J vulnerability, which can make hacking an affected software program trivial for a malicious computer hacker.

>One reason the vulnerability is so bad is because the open-source Log4J 2 utility is used across the IT industry as a freely available tool. However, the same vital software is maintained merely through volunteers from the nonprofit Apache Software Foundation.

>According to Google, the lack of maintenance and IT support surrounding open-source projects leaves the US vulnerable to exploitation.

>“For too long, the software community has taken comfort in the assumption that open-source software is generally secure due to its transparency and the assumption that ‘many eyes’ were watching to detect and resolve problems,” Google’s Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker wrote in a blog post. “But in fact, while some projects do have many eyes on them, others have few or none at all,” he added.
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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
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red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism
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>be me, former 4chin user
>hadn't browsed 4chin in at least 9 months
>unblock it one day from hosts file
>go to /g/
>mfw /g/ is seething and coping as the result of NFT discourse
>mfw /g/entoomen are debating value
>mfw /g/entoomen are this must closer to bracing Marxism
>i have no face
>instead of Libertarianism
How do we accelerate their education?
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gmail alternative

Help a uygha out.

I've been stuck with my gmail account since I was 17 or so, when it first started. I'm trying to find a new online mail provider that
1) is safe
2) close as possible to GNU philosophy
3) not likely to be shut down soon
3.1) preferably is on the rise
4) won't leak my shit to the CIA
5) it's okay if it's Chinese (with Eng interface), because I'm okay with the PRC having access to my shit

(pic randomly chosen)
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Fuck youtubers, fuck covid-19 and fuck Luke Smith

Youtubers who spike prices of old hardware should jump off a cliff, people out here thinking their shitty thinkpad that their dog pissed on is worth $500
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A thread for advice on setting up and configuring linux systems, especially for desktop

Here's a solid manual from the Debian wiki: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/
Rufus is a good way to create a bootable USB on Windows: https://rufus.ie/en/
This is a good guide on partitioning for a PC with an SSD and a storage HDD if you wanna go full desktop: https://neurite.github.io/debian-setup/0201-partitions.html
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Nvidia hack

So it seems that nvidia got all their shit stolen.


Order of events as far as I can tell:
>Hackers (lapsus$) steal 1tb worth of shit from nvidia because nvidia implemented hash limiter anti cryptocurrency bullshit into their 30x series
>The hackers demand that nvidia remove the hash limiter so that they can do their mining crypto shit
>Nvidia counter hacks and encrypts/ransomwares the hacker's machines
>However they've already backed up the data so no biggie
>Hackers up the ante and demand nvidia also open source all of their graphics card drivers by friday, march 4th
>Also they leak the DLSS source code
>Also they're now selling a workaround to the hash rate limiter
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Hey babe! It's 4 PM! Time for the U.S. Government to try to crush internet privacy!

>Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the dangerous EARN IT bill. We’re disappointed to see the committee advance this misguided bill. If enacted, EARN IT will put massive legal pressure on internet companies both large and small to stop using encryption and instead scan all user messages, photos, and files.

>The bill could now be voted on by the full Senate at any time, or worse, included as part of a different “must-pass” legislative package. We need you to contact your representatives in Congress today to tell them to vote against this bill.

>We have expanded our action tool to contact both Senators and members of the House of Representatives. If you have already taken our action to contact your Senators, please take it again to make sure you contact lawmakers in both houses.

>The bill sponsors have falsely stated that the EARN IT Act is needed to protect children. But the kind of abusive images they’re concerned about are already highly illegal under federal law. Any internet platforms that knows about child sexual abuse material (CSAM) being distributed or received are required to take action on it, and can be prosecuted if they do not.

>EARN IT will allow states to lower the legal standard required for prosecutions over CSAM, and it will let the use of encryption be evidence in lawsuits and criminal trials. The overt goal of EARN IT is to pressure internet companies to start doing widespread scanning of user messages and photos. This scanning is incompatible with strong encryption.

>The harms will fall on the most vulnerable people. Once we allow encryption to be compromised to scan for CSAM,, authoritarian regimes will demand the same capabilities to track information shared by activists and journalists. People subject to domestic abuse, including children, won’t have secure channels of communication to report and reach out for trusted help.

>We’re glad to see that several senators echoed concerns raised by human rights groups throughout the U.S. and the world. They suggested they might not support the bill if it doesn’t strike a proper balance between fighting crimes against children, and user rights to privacy and encryption.

>But the current bill does not “strike a balance” because there isn’t one to strike. The sponsors of the bill have made it clear they want to surveil user messages, and have even distributed literature suggesting which software they prefer be used.

>EARN IT threatens to punish companies that don’t start following a specific list of law enforcement demands. Among them: start scanning messages. End-to-end encryption is simply not compatible with the type of surveillance that states will demand, and that the bill’s sponsors have explicitly suggested. Just this week, bill sponsor Sen. Richard Blumenthal told The Washington Post that he rejected the idea of creating a broad exemption in the bill for the use of encryption, because he didn’t want encryption to be a “get out of jail free card.”

>We can still stop this bill if there’s enough public pushback. We all have a right to privacy, and to use encrypted services to protect our privacy. Don’t let Congress take that away.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Z Series

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>Apple is exploring the possibility of integrating a fully functioning Mac within a keyboard, reminiscent of home computers of the 80s, such as the Commodore 64 and Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Apple wants to remake the Amiga 500?
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How does anyone use the APP? I have tried to use that app over and over again and i just can't get adjusted to it.
This isn't a knock on the devs or the hard work they have done or the people who use it. It has done a lot of good and with out the app we very well wpuld have probably been put on a different time line where the forces pf evil and the bunker won out.

That being said, I just don't get it. Aesthetically the app is very jagged and rough on my eyes. When in comparison to just the normal browser view I still get to pick my themes and the themes look like they do on my desktop machine. There's also just the general browsing experience. The browser allows me to judt browse the board as if i was on my desktop, but, the app just feels counter intuitive to the browsing habits of imageboards i have acquired over the years.

Can some one explain to me?spurdoSpurdo
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You WILL use Pipewire
You WILL use Wayland
You WILL use systemD
You WILL install everything from Flatpak
You WILL use GTK
You WILL NOT have thumbnails in the filepicker
You WILL use btrfs
You WILL accept the code of conduct
And you WILL be happy
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anyone else nostalgic for the old iOS? skeuomorphic icons, simple jailbreaking with Cydia, comfy palm-fitting size, iTunes instead of the godawful new media apps/services, no annoying people born after 9/11 on social media apps
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Why don’t new batteries ever use heavier anodes which would produce a greater electronegativity difference like rubidium fluoride batteries within less space? Why tf is lithium always used when it runs out so quickly?
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Pixel 5 or 6?

How useful is the Titan M chip, especially with Graphene OS installed?
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i386 cpu's

these made anymore?
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You guys also posting on the leftypol channel via your IRC digitalPro?
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ATmega328P and Arduino Uno R3

What are some good projects to do with these? I wanna maybe get into assembly with it too.
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>Apple's retail employees are reportedly using Android phones and encrypted chats to keep unionization plans secret
iToddlers BTFO.
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can you redpill me on NFTs? I know they're a scam, but can we use it to fund socialist movements around the world?

for shits and giggles I minted an NFT
I was surprised by how easy it was. the only catch is that you have to pay the market something like $60 to have the NFT listed, which means that people have to sell a NFT for at least $100 to make any money.
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blu-rays are an unnecessary gimmick
reject false modernity, re-embrace DVDs and VHS
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Combined Community Codec Pack

This shit was better than VLC or any other GUI video player on Unix distros, even if I don't watch anime. Unfortunately, it was only for Windows so I had to stop using once I made the Linux switch, and now I find out it's been dead for over half a decade already.
Anyone wanna help revive it, with builds for Unix distros added?
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Give it to me straight

My battery stopped charging

I tried everything but no avail

So I've been using it plugged in for a while

But now recently, I keep getting "battery low" signals more and more often

Is my laptop going to die??? I thought you could use plugged in even if the battery is dead?

It's 6 years old, I have no money to replace the battery or buy a new one

So comrades tell me the truth, Is my PC just going to shut down randomly and not turn on?
Or it's just the software bugging out?
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Here's a shitty design for an oil powered gun
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Why do keyboard and laptop manufacturers always assume I am using Windows? I find it very offensive as I am not a Windows user myself. Stop printing the Windows logo on what was originally the command key or at least just leave that space empty.
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Mozilla partners with Facebook to create "privacy preserving advertising technology"

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Is there any point to hoarding technology? Can I do something useful with spare junk or should I just discard it?
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What's going on with sysadmins?
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Non SQL DB's

Proprietary SQL: IBM DB/2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server
FLOSS SQL: MySQL, MariaDB, Postgres
No-SQL: Mongo, Cassandra, CouchDB, other proprietary shit like elasticsearch.
NewSQL: Google Spanner, CockroachDB
Nu-NoSQL : Terrabase/Skytable, TerminusDB ???

Why the fuck are there so many database companies now? Did people get so butthurt off mysql, etc. not scaling to google scale of billions of users that they decided to fuck off SQL forever? I thought the the nosql craze ended when postgres started offering json store but now I see companies like Skytable, TerminusDB trying to make new databases as well.

Ironically the CTO of TerminusDB used to be a Marxist, Gavin Mendel-Gleason. Even did some interactions with Cockshott. You can still find his blog articles online.

Is there any point of this shit? Properly normalized, tuned, relational DB's with optimized sql queries, indexes, materialized views, and decent replication can probably handle hundreds of thousands of users, and possibly several million users if the hardware is buff enough and you have decent DBAs/database people. This already covers 99% of uses. Also the vast majority of data out there can be modeled relationally, shit like mongo only became popular due to javascript hipsters wanting a dumb json store and not understanding sql/relational db design.

Redis/Memcached are in a different category as in memory db's are often used for caching, or storing session/login data or misc. tokens or something and not as a main data store. So they actually have a use. But the rest of this shit?

Other than a facebook, google, instagram tier service, there's almost no reason to go beyond a traditional relational DB. Maybe some niche company who needs a graph db (social network possibly?) or niche type db for geospatial data or something.

Why are companies still trying to reinvent the wheel by making nu-databases? Isn't postgres good enough 99% of the time?
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[Social media] TikTok's algorithm

I wonder if the algorithm really is this scarily good that it can even detect the length of the skirt in videos?
No wonder it's so addictive for the average person. If the botnet is already this advanced I don't want to imagine how bad things are going to get in the near future.
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ARM was a mistake.
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They have a combined net worth of 423,1 billion dollars yet neither of them is funding male pattern baldness research
literally why? why are they doing fellow baldcels like that? thank you jeff and elon thanks to you i will never be able to get laid
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Now I don't subscribe to Great Man Theory but I still believe this asshole single-handedly ruined the entirety of the tech industry.
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Currently, the best you can hope for when looking for a secure XMPP client is Pidgin and Gajim, which is not ideal. Aside from rampant security issues and lackluster development/maintenance, there is no integrated OTR and OMEMO support.
Historically, the reason for this disappointing selection has been due to the sabotage of porkies like at AOL or Microsoft who purposefully killed the project so their own software could hold a monopoly.

So, in the spirit of communism, I'd like to propose an autonomous community project for developing and maintaining a client:
- Multiplatform (Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android)
- Modern, default features for stuff like end-to-end encryption and media sharing, etc.
- Proper delegation of dev duties according to principle of mutual aid. Individuals contribute what they can and the group determines how it fits into the project and how the individual could be supported in their contribution
- Up to date with https://xmpp.org/extensions/
- In-built default OTR, and for groupchats, OMEMO. The client shouldn't generate keys for the user though

Pointless, confusing modularity on the user's end can instead be done for them by a smart, mutualistic development team that are themselves users that want a proper chat client.

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communistic secure chat client!
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Anyone else having random constant crashes of Firefox and derivative browsers (like Tor)? Checking the logs there's always this line before it closes:
> firefox.real: xcb_io.c:269: poll_for_event: Assertion `!xcb_xlib_threads_sequence_lost' failed.
I haven't been able to find much when searching for this but it seems to be related to GTK? I'm on a rolling release distro and it happens independent of window manager.
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Has anyone fact-checked this /tech/ related story?

I recently encountered this article. Given the nature of the framing and use of language concerning the DPRK and the general nature of English-language reporting on the DPRK, I was wondering if someone had comprehensively fact-checked this article.
>North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet
>Disappointed with the lack of US response to the Hermit Kingdom's attacks against US security researchers, one hacker took matters into his own hands.

>pic because I had no directly relevant pic

>although I suppose it is tangentially relevant
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==I want blood==

I didn't understand the whole GPU prices meme all these years until now

I had a budget note.
I went over and looked at the price of a GPU I wanted to buy, and it's price now


THE FUCKING AUDACITY, to think that their worthless tins of silicone are worth this much because of FUCKING VIDEO GAMES?

I don't even care about having the latest card for this video game bullshit

But the fact that I am subject to buy a shitty 2000's bum ass "gpu"or amd gpu's with shit ass drivers or even worse go dumpster driving of some consoomer's recycled gpus?
It disgusts me

I hope an anarchist rat shits on their manufacturing process and destroy their entire supply

I don't want GPUs until the business are being fucked over and they are BEGGING and PLEADING people to take the GPUs off their hands

That would bring me more pleasure than any playing whatever garbage latest children's game they make

Manifesting nothing but hatred and downfall on this entire industry, and it's filthy enablers
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can i go ape shit and start fucking drilling holes into my laptop to make it lighter and run cooler. how viable would that be.
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Non-smartphone cell phones

Are there any good ones being manufactured still?
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Hardware Backdoors

Are there any laptops on the market without hardware backdoors like Intel Management Engine or AMD Platform Security Processor? There's a group working on building a Power ISA based laptop (since IBM made Power ISA open source in 2019.) This is the only modern hardware that I know of without a backdoor, but it's not in production yet. https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/faq/
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Is there anything wrong with having a small SSD (120-250 gigs) for OS+binaries and a bunch of microSD cards for data? This is all for a laptop and I'm poor.
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discord downtime celebration thread

I told you about proprietary services man
I told you dog
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hey comrades have any of you ever encountered issues with the "antimalware services executable" process on Windows 11?
here's the run down:

>running windows 11

>8 gb RAM
>antimalware services executable runs ALL THE TIME
>eats up 50% of memory 24/7, absolute hell
>tried installing malwarebytes instead to disable it, problem just got worse
>turned off real time threat protection, processes still appear in task manager
>cant regedit bc tamper protection feature and i would like to avoid turning that off for security reasons
>already added exclusions for MsMpEng.exe, no change

and no, i cant just install linux, although i would like to. im fixing a laptop for someone else who can't afford to just upgrade and get more RAM.
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How do I routerban sites?

More and more I feel I am being poisoned by the hyperonline shit I see every day. I am very much considering blocking my home router access to leftypol and 4chan, maybe even reddit. How do I do this? From what I've read https is not possible to routerban regularly, and the solutions I found require third party software that requires its own accounts etc. Is there any way to homebrew a lock which would deny my access to certain https sites on my router network?
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The drama around green bubble

Is stirring up again

Some article got written, the official @Android account is quoting it about bullying and what not

We can use this opportunity to point out how this is a class issue basically,
And how this silly joke has basically normalised classism against the poors who have android phones
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Start Slapping the GPL Everywhere

Modern Hipster Codebases aren't using the GPL anymore ever since Microsoft started pushing the MIT as the default license for repos on github. M$ is doing its hardest to condemn us to proprietary software by encouraging the use of cuckold licenses. Imagine if the Greatest Computing Corporation somehow convinced all aspiring coders to start slapping together code that will be used in future microsoft projects… for free? That world already exists, for we live in a world where github is the most popular git site in the world.
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Actually viable future technologies(most of its healthcare related)

Mass cell production.
Better muon and electron based radars.
Mass production of medical equipment.
Organic prosthetic’s.
Easier access to cancer therapies.
Space robotics for astronaut less exploration.
Computer integrated healthcare treatment.
Computer integrated cities.
Computer integrated heavy machinery.
Industrial robots.
Landing strips for drone delivery.
CRISPR for disease eradication.
Effective Malaria and HIV vaccines.
LRT taking over cars(not new just a future trend).
Better access to treatments for the effects of non pharmaceutical drugs and drug addiction.
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so ive been using e ink shit like kindles and holy shit my eyes dont hurt anymore and i dont feel any headaches. Reading it feels like im reading a regular ass book

so i decided to check computer e ink monitors so to go full e ink and not get eye strain anymore


the first image is 1000 bucks

and the second image is 2000 bucks

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Chip Shortage

Any info on this? How can I get into semiconductor field? I want to work on the field and help China in having more chips and causing a shortage in rest of the world. US will feel what it is like to be sanctioned.
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Is open source communism?
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haven't seen any talk about OpenStreetMap on here. any other users/contributors?
I like to contribute using StreetComplete when I'm on walks and JOSM when I'm at home and bored
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Bourgeois tech videos sweatshop owner barges into employee's residence under the guise of filming sponsored video but basically does inventory check

It would be so cool to work for LTT just to steal the leftover review products

Do you think he takes them back after finding out the stuff?

What is the best way to steal from the workplace, tech
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> The Anti-Capitalist Software License is a nonfree license because it extends the four freedoms only to some kinds of organizations, not to all. Such a restriction in a software license, in the name of any cause whatsoever, imposes too much power over users. Please don't use this license, and we urge you to avoid any software that has been released under it.
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Can I post on 4chan through tor? Are there any bridges that aren't blocked yet? What about proxies?
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>m1 macbooks are the best laptops ever created
it's over for cum encrusted stinkpad enthusiasts
how exactly did we get here?
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>Hardware level DRM is a thing now
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Digital/Generated Art

Anyone here make stuff like this? Pic related is MC Escher, I'd like to try to create something like this. Can anyone point me in the right direction, what should I be researching? GANs? NNs?
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A collaborative community of user-developers is the soul of FOSS.

The schisming of this primordial collective into users who do not develop the software they use and developers who do not use the software they develop has been a disaster for the FOSS community.
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TOR Compromised

Are the glownogs compromising TOR?
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LinkedIn and other related garbage

Any one of us who has ever used LinkedIn is probably familiar with the experience of receiving a notification for whenever your profile appears in a search. At least a month or two ago I joined a radical political organization. I did not post anything indicating as much on LinkedIn or on Facebook. I went on LinkedIn today and found the following:
>you appeared in 7 searches this week
normally I would ignore this, but I saw the Harvard Coat of Arms and was intrigued. See pic 1
So I clicked, curious what I'd see next
As expected, I didn't get to see who exactly searched for me but I did see something that kind of intrigued me. See pic 2
>>Where your searchers work

Do you think the FBI was just looking for people to hire, or do you think this was the act of some analyst trying to find dirt on me?
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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.
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Creators of Mozilla call Mozilla out for pushing cryptocoin bullshit. A little too late, considering Mozilla Corp. has ignored the principles behind Firefox and Thunderbird for quite a long time now and made terrible decisions in a desperate pursuit of profit.
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>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.

It's all so tiresome.
And I know this is old, I just got reminded of it today.
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Wireless speakers

I just want a recently released tiny wireless speaker that can be used with a 3.5mm but they're all getting rid of it except for the fuckhuge and/or expensive ones and it seems USB-C adapters only work in one way (shouldn't they work both ways….? maybe I bought a faulty adapter)
And old wireless speakers with an aux port tend to have terrible sound compared to more modern alternatives.
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Porky needs "Diversity in Tech" to slash salaries in IT

I was listening to a Citations Needed episode about the propaganda trope of "Labor shortages" and realized that all that WE NEED MORE WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR is not about making software companies less monocultural (which is good in itself), and the real porky's goals are:

1. Increasing the overall supply of engineers, like they pushed women into the workforce in the 60s in the West.

2. Getting the candidates who tend to accept lower salaries (at least women are routinely underpaid, probably PoC too).

In fact, CN hosts briefly mentioned it themselves:
> what they want to do is they want to expand the pool by any means necessary, whether they use liberal inclusion language or whether or not they use, they want to have more workers because if I have twenty people applying for a job versus three, the demands, of course, will be far less

Somehow, the whole inclusivity hype should be hijacked with unionizing, because who would oppose the white'n'male CEOs' tyranny if not a diverse labor movement?
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Questions in regards to leftypol site cookies with JS and tor

Okay so when I post through the onion with Javascript enabled (though the following functionality is probably also active for the clearnet users) and I export some filters between fresh sessions (between new "tor identities" / browser restarts; no persistent cookies) - leftypol JS / export filter somehow is able to track which posts I've made in previous sessions. How is this technically possible? I am under the assumption that this following string is only filtering a trip, a flag and hiding a couple of threads. Am I mistaken? Here is my export (see options -> general -> storage) of my current filters:

{"postFilter":"{\"generalFilter\":[{\"type\":\"flag\",\"value\":\"Punk\",\"regex\":false},{\"type\":\"trip\",\"value\":\"!!IQ4P2MASFU\",\"regex\":false}],\"postFilter\":{\"leftypol\":{\"56299\":[{\"post\":\"56299\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"211384\":[{\"post\":\"211384\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"370215\":[{\"post\":\"370215\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"513986\":[{\"post\":\"513986\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"638949\":[{\"post\":\"638949\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"658188\":[{\"post\":\"658188\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"663892\":[{\"post\":\"663892\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"665630\":[{\"post\":\"665630\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"667081\":[{\"post\":\"667081\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"667613\":[{\"post\":\"667613\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"667711\":[{\"post\":\"667711\",\"hideReplies\":false}]},\"siberia\":{\"156521\":[{\"post\":\"156521\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"195307\":[{\"post\":\"195307\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"199072\":[{\"post\":\"199072\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"199963\":[{\"post\":\"199963\",\"hideReplies\":false}]},\"roulette\":{\"1614\":[{\"post\":\"1614\",\"hideReplies\":false}]},\"hobby\":{\"3012\":[{\"post\":\"3012\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"7003\":[{\"post\":\"7003\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"13248\":[{\"post\":\"22138\",\"hideReplies\":true}],\"15233\":[{\"post\":\"15233\",\"hideReplies\":false}],\"22130\":[{\"post\":\"22130\",\"hideReplies\":false}]},\"tech\":{\"12660\":[{\"post\":\"12660\",\"hideReplies\":false}]}},\"nextPurge\":{\"leftypol\":{\"56299\":{\"timestamp\":1640963248,\"interval\":86400},\"211384\":{\"timestamp\":1640917218,\"interval\":86400},\"370215\":{\"timestamp\":1640920665,\"interval\":86400},\"513986\":{\"timestamp\":1640920463,\"interval\":86400},\"638949\":{\"timestamp\":1640922087,\"interval\":86400},\"658188\":{\"timestamp\":1640927509,\"interval\":86400},\"663892\":{\"timestamp\":1640968217,\"interval\":86400},\"665630\":{\"timestamp\":1640962615,\"interval\":86400},\"667081\":{\"timestamp\":1640963155,\"interval\":86400},\"667613\":{\"timestamp\":1640921266,\"interval\":86400},\"667711\":{\"timestamp\":1640921023,\"interval\":86400}},\"siberia\":{\"156521\":{\"timestamp\":1640918209,\"interval\":86400},\"195307\":{\"timestamp\":1640967625,\"interval\":86400},\"199072\":{\"timestamp\":1640920604,\"interval\":86400},\"199963\":{\"timestamp\":1640963047,\"interval\":86400}},\"roulette\":{\"1614\":{\"timestamp\":1640920311,\"interval\":86400}},\"hobby\":{\"3012\":{\"timestamp\":1640963159,\"interval\":86400},\"7003\":{\"timestamp\":1640967263,\"interval\":86400},\"13248\":{\"timestamp\":1640968064,\"interval\":86400},\"15233\":{\"timestamp\":1640920316,\"interval\":86400},\"22130\":{\"timestamp\":1640968207,\"interval\":86400}},\"tech\":{\"12660\":{\"timestamp\":1640927019,\"interval\":86400}}},\"lastPurge\":1640912861}","name":"","own_posts":"{\"siberia\":[\"199614\",\"199615\",\"199617\",\"199633\",\"199636\"],\"meta\":[\"15731\",\"15732\",\"15733\",\"15735\",\"15736\",\"15755\"],\"leftypol\":[\"667584\",\"667664\",\"667681\",\"667715\",\"667812\",\"667813\"],\"tech\":[\"12703\",\"12723\"]}","catalog":"{}","password":"6mwfX$0D","email":"","user_js":"/* Enter here your own Javascript code... */\n/* Have a backup of your storage somewhere, as messing here\nmay render you this website unusable. */\n/* You can include JS files from remote servers, for example: */\n/* load_js(\"http://example.com/script.js\");*/","hiddenimages":"{}","auto_thread_update":"true","catalogImageHover":"false","imageHoverFollowCursor":"false","imageHover":"false","watchlist":"[]","hiddenboards":"{\"leftypol\":false,\"anime\":true,\"games\":true}","stylesheet":"Dark Red","youtube_embed_proxy":"tuberyps2pn6dor6h47brof3w2asmauahhk4ei42krugybzzzo55klad.onion","file_dragdrop":"true"}

Is it really the case that a cookie is involved therein? If so, are any of you able to locate it?
How can this string be able to track a unique ID in regards to my posts between renewed tor sessions?
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I want to be a hacker.

Please dump any resource I can use to teach myself, including online communities I can join for questions.

Is Python optimal?

Thanks in advance
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AMD Zen 3 Launch

AMD Zen 3 Launch
Who else here more interested in this than burgerstahn electoral politics?
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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)
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learn C learn assembly learn machine code
realize that computers are more than just dealing with some abstraction that someone or some company wrote for their own convenience years ago
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Are we living in the final days of Web 2.0?

Is it the end of the Internet?
We are currently in an accelerating global crisis beyond what existed on October 11, 2020 what with the still ongoing pandemic, global energy crisis, and now global supply chain collapse and subsequent declaration of the Second Cold War by the CIA
Now let’s look at the internet
>Consolidated into a few massive websites
>Entire oceans of data collected about the populace
>Increasing woke censorship across the entire web
>Endless bot farms replacing human programmers and moderators
>Small off-shoot competitors keep arising that only exist to compete with the currently reigning sites
>Big sites all vulnerable to crashes and data leaks on their own, so definitely vulnerable to hacking and state interference
<Coronal mass ejection will likely happen by end of the decade
It’s over for Web 2.0 and I’m glad, fuck Reddit, fuck Twitter, fuck Facebook, fuck Google, fuck 4Chan, and FUCK THE CIA
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>China to ditch all Windows PCs by 2022 – could this be Linux’s time to shine?
All government services will stop using Windows in the next three years.

If more and more made-in-China PCs are being produced and they also follow suit, could that mean Linux taking over the world by 2030? Ultra based.
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>no thread about the log4j exploit
Have you used it yet, anons? Have you patched against it on everything your responsability?
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Is investing in bitcoin or crypto worth it in 2021? I thought it would stagnate by now but there has been a lot of growth at the beginning of the year, if i remember correctly. I was thinking about putting a chunk of money on my wallet and letting it snowball until it grows a couple of times so that buying an apartment will be easier for me. Based or cringe idea?
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The Alt-Right vs. The internet and Silicon Valley

After Charlottesville, GoDaddy and Cloudflare dropped the Daily Stormer. They took 6 months to find a host afterwards(at dailystormer.name). And it wasn't just registrars and TLDs that were dropping them, but other services you wouldn't even think of also, from Airbnb to Uber to dating services to all of social media (including FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube), to payment processors like PayPal and all the major ones like MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Amex, even the most major Bitcoin retailer Coinbase, and so on. What was most surprising to me was that Cloud flare rejected them, given Matthew Prince's rather libertarian views. This is something he has never done up until that point. They instead opted for BitMitigate. After Stormfront went down, they took it to court and won, however in the meantime Stormfront users configured localhost in their hosts file to access it. So instead of asking the internet where 'www.example.com' is, you can write the IP address in your hosts file and it will just use that information. This worked, but wasn't very practical as only people who have the ip can find and connect to it that way.

The internet is more delicate than most people would like to admit. All levels of internet, ranging from VPS servers (DigitalOcean and Linode both censor offensive content), to IP addresses and ASN numbers (there are only five companies that issue these in the entire world, with ARIN being the American one, and if they say you can’t get any internet resources, you’re fucked), to ISPs (your area has a limited number of available ISPs, and they are private companies which can terminate your service at any time for any reason or no reason. ColoCrossing in Buffalo physically unplugged Null’s servers in 2019 for hosting Kiwi Farms and Encyclopedia Dramatica), to peers (when data traverses the Internet most of its route is done through third party networks, not your upstream directly. If your content is offensive enough that peers start refusing to deliver content to or from your IPs, you can essentially be cut out from the world wide web. NTT refuses to peer with any company that peers with Null’s subnet, for instance), to domain names (this requires the blessing of two more companies: The registrar which leases the domain to the customer, and the Network Information Center (NIC) which owns the top-level domain. As an example: ZeroHedge uses EasyDNS as its registrar, and all .COM domains are controlled by Verisign. Getting permission from Verisign to sell .COM addresses costs $3,500 and an additional $4,000 a year. Without this permission, you must rely on a 3rd party registrar for your domain, and they may seize your domain for any reason or no reason at all) and, yes, to DDOS protection. There does exist alternatives to Cloudflare, but they’re all smaller and not quite as effective at preventing DDOS attacks (like the Russian-based DDOS-Guard, which has to deal with it’s own legal troubles in Mother Russia). Without these things, you have been cut off from the internet. And not to mention ICANN, which is now in the hands of the UN and UN Counter-Terrorism now directs registrars to pull your domain / DNS for this stuff. This is convenient for them, because it’s out of the registrar’s hands and you can’t appeal to the UN.

DoS attacks are cheap. Botnet resellers are easy to find. They’re easy to use. However, they are not cheap to mitigate. A 10Gbps attack costs less than $100 for a month, but a 10Gbps line costs $750/mo. 10Gbps-capable routers costs thousands. That is already excessive, but attacks frequently top 100Gbps or even 1000Gbps. Few companies can handle this job. Those companies come under intense political scrutiny. Cloudflare happens to be the biggest one.

So what does that leave them with? You can self-host via static or dynamic IP, but that's not immune to DDOSing either, plus you risk getting your LAN pwned, then you have the risk of getting your service terminated by your ISP for AUP violations and possibly legal trouble. As for the localhost thing Stormfront did, if someone has the ip they can ddos it just as easily. And you could say Tor/I2P/Freenet, but it's not immune to DDOSing or other forms of deplatforming either, plus Tor relies on a centralized database of server nodes, and most certainly isn't secure (look at all the hidden marketplace shutdowns that have occurred in recent memory). In reality, pretty much anything you can connect to you can DDOS (or try to), except for CJDNS because it takes more resources to send data than to relay it. But other than that, no network technology is immune to DDOS. CJDNS does a good job at creating a secure virtual internet, protected from DDoS and censorship, but not very anonymous (more pseudonymous, like Bitcoin). CJDNS is also a lot more flexible, though the lack of exit nodes is an irritant to some people.

Then you have the financial issue. Bitcoin in itself isn't anonymous (see those"Nazi Bitcoin trackers" on Twitter), so what people are doing now is they're using Montero to anonymous the transactions. And then you have networking. Social media forces these people to play by their rule book, so they might use something like Pidgin or IRC.

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So, if one of the weaknesses of our surveillance state is that there have to be people to sift through information, is it possible to flood info to the point where the effectiveness of the eye in the sky is diminished?
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adobe adobe adobe

This mother fucking company. I need to use some of their software like photoshop and illustrator but I can't play a damn monthly fee for their creative cloud shit. Any anons know how one might gain access to these programs without a blood sucking subscription?
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Out of all overrated technologies this might be the most

>its really costly on computers to run regardless of the processing power and hard to optimize
>it frequently makes mistakes because if a task is so complex that you need to train a robot to hopefully make the right decision in a constantly changing environment then that means the task itself needs to be simplified not adding more expensive hardware or hell just build a simple cheap to maintain machine that can handle the 1 specific task it was made for
>rarely is it ever used beyond marketing and shoved into shitty released products by the dogshit pile of financial scamming of investors, overpriced gadgets that have the shelf life of milk left in room temperature and hype culture that is the global big tech industry
>this shit was invented during the early 1900s, the times when the cold war was starting and humanity was entering the atomic age only for the tech to become abandoned when actually qualified engineers and scientists instead of tech billionaires realized the tech was shit and had little function in the real world until decades later the corporate world brought a dead technology back again only for the masses this time to realize it really was useless
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Is Web3 bourgeois crap?

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

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

>see pic related

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

>re: DAOs (pic related #2)

What is a DAO if not a worker cooperative with additional steps? Am I understanding this correctly? While worker cooperatives are definitely an improvement in comparison to the predominant corporate structure endemic to Capitalism, there already exists a critique of worker cooperatives. Fundamentally the problem with worker coops is that worker cooperatives merely ameliorate conditions under Capitalism, but ultimately do not hasten revolutionary processes, and are still subject to the requirement of all private firms under Capitalism to "compete" that they may survive. There is ample praise to be made for Mondragon, for example, but such an organization still has to behave in a specific way in order to survive in markets dominated by private Capitalists, and at times has to compromise its own values.

Just to be sure that I am not misrepresenting DAOs, I went to https://coopahtroopa.mirror.xyz/_EDyn4cs9tDoOxNGZLfKL7JjLo5rGkkEfRa_a-6VEWw which provides additional explanation.
>DAOs seek to:
>Provide members with a voice through governance.
>Flatten hierarchy and create fluid workstreams.
>Allocate resources to achieve a core mission.
>A Telegram group with 10 members and 1 ETH is a DAO.

Does the DAO actually solve a problem of organizing? Or is it simply a modern reinvention of a form that already exists? If so, why are people acting like it is "new" and "innovative"? How do we respond to these notions?
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ITT post a tool or tools you find useful when attacking, maintaining access, bug hunting, recon or whatever else. I'll start:

Weevely3 is my favourite out of the box PHP/.htaccess web shell. Its payload is very small and you can sneak it in to many places and has many features that make the job faster, especially with its pivoting functionality
and lastly its modular allowing easy creation and sharing of new functionality such as adding privilege escalation methods and automated further backdoor and persistent access creation.
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I came across I think it was a wikipedia article, about a Soviet programming language that was characterized as being "like lisp", but it used a different data structure than lists (strings maybe?). I don't remember the name and now I can't find it. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Ideas for software projects

I want to make some software projects in my portfolio/github to show to potential employers. Ideas?
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Has anyone thought of making an app similar to Sefaria but instead of religious texts it has a list of Marxist (and other socialist) texts, basically the kind of stuff you see on Marxists.org?
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time for socialist distribution ?

Learning from the Era of Ticket Scalping
>Have you ever heard about ticket scalping? This is a practice that dates back to the days of offline ticket sales and live performances.
>Ticket scalping today is a lot more sophisticated. Scalpers use bots and data mining tools to find the most profitable tickets to buy. They then resell those tickets to actual customers with a margin added to the prices.
>The higher the demand for those tickets, the higher the margin will be. A $50 ticket for a live performance can sell for a whopping $2,500 to the right customer. Even smaller margins are lucrative enough when you consider the number of tickets that a scalper can buy and sell.
>Bots make this entire business more scalable too. Rather than manually searching for tickets and buying them at different prices, scalpers can automate the whole process using bots and proxies. Target websites – usually ticket sites – are also monitored more closely.
>Most ticket sites support automated checkouts and digital tickets, allowing bots to parse data from confirmation emails and automatically resell tickets as soon as they are purchased. There is no need to build a manual database of available tickets.

Similar Occurrences
>If the flow of ticket scalping looks familiar, it is because the same method is now being used by sneakerheads who scalp limited edition sneakers from top sites. Rather than manually waiting for a sneaker to become available, scalpers automatically monitor sneaker sites for new releases.
>As soon as the items become available, bots will start generating transactions and using their automated checkout features to snatch sneakers. They can even be programmed to buy a set of sizes or variations depending on availability. Sneaker scalpers can then resell the purchased sneakers at a huge markup.
>This is not a unique occurrence. We are starting to see bots in other markets too, particularly markets where supply is limited. Collectibles, books, even everyday items in short supply are targets for scalping using bots and proxies.

It’s Not Technical
>There are reasons why scalping is becoming more common in today’s market. One of the reasons is the fact that scalping with bots is not as technical or complicated as many think. The tools are readily available. You can use data scraping tools to get plenty of data about items and the market in general.
>The combination is deadly in certain markets. Bots targeting sneaker sites are more sophisticated than ever. They take the fun out of hunting for limited edition shoes and waiting in line for that special item. Almost all sneakerheads now use bots so that they have the same opportunity to get the unique shoes they want.
>It may not be long before bots start to target PC parts. That could potentially drive up the prices of PC parts, especially for popular components in high demand. Bots targeting newly released components will start appearing soon after that. Experts are predicting similar trends in other markets, including gadgets and tech.
>Soon, you may have to use bots to get the PC parts that you want at the best prices. In fact, you may have to build a PC to run bots just to be able to get parts to build a PC.

source https://thinkcomputers.org/why-pc-parts-will-be-a-lot-more-expensive-in-the-future/

What is the Marxist analysis, about this phenomenon?
Is this a new feature of capitalism, where the value add of a product is being captured by speculators (i'm assuming that's what "scalpers" means)
Tickets for entertainment events and fancy shoes are luxury items, where it might not be that relevant, but for computers, those used to be luxury items but are increasingly becoming essential goods.
Will this become normalized ?
Most people think that eventually "the market will go back into equilibrium", i'm not so sure about this, capitalism is a disequilibrium system.
The article suggest to run your own bots to get stuff for normal prices, but it seems very unlikely that many people will do this.
So the question is, whether this is a chance to build up "something socialist"
Is it possible to use this as an opportunity to set up dual power socialist distribution, that starts with bypassing these speculators ?
The big capitalist distribution platforms seem to be atypically asleep and aren't doing anything about these competing middlemen, maybe because they operate in an ideological blind-spot of theirs. If this becomes a broad trend that is not just temporary and limited to a few product categories, It might be an opportunity to eat Jeff Bezo's lunch because the speculators are getting really big markups, some times a multiple of the original price. That's not just an opportunity to get muh "competitive advantage" that's enough to kill even the most power full corporate monopoly.

Can we "seize the means of distribution" by setting up an alternative distribution logistic without speculators ?
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Remember to dust your motherboard and other components /leftypol/. Been dealing with some problems with my power button lately on my computer and I finally dusted that shit and now it's working great.
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Particle physics

Within the past 40 years alone, advancements in microscopic tech have allowed the discovery of dozens to hundreds of new fundamental particles beyond protons neutrons electrons and photons and thousands of new physical phenomena beyond charge fire explosions diffusion force etc. If any sole man ever managed to learn to use even a fraction of the potential tools that could be created from such new particles that man would elevate to god like status within the universe
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a list of sci fi ideas that are sci fi because theyre shit

holograms, sentient ai, clones, flying cars, worker bots, portal guns, multiuniversal travel, faster than light speed space travel, laser based weapons, planet sized cities, life on the surface of other planets
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Lain isn't life


Lain isn’t life, or, “The sad state of /g/’s”

>This post is mostly about lainchan, but to a large extent is also applies to 4chan /g/ and various /tech/ or /lambda/ type boards all over the alt chan universe.

>Many, if not most of the denizens of /g/, /λ/, /tech/ etc. boards on lainchan and across the chaniverse are clearly hobbyist programmers. This is not a slight, but just a note that it is apparent that the /g/ demographic clearly consists of hobbyist linux power users, and autodidacts who’s knowledge of programming clearly comes from self perpetuated /g/ memes and reading blogposts and essays by people like Richard Stallman and Paul Graham. Occasionally, you do get someone who does know what they are talking about, but the minute one person suggests that using a mainstream IDE might be a good idea, they get shouted down by a hundred people who are positively outraged that anyone might suggest that using something other than emacs/vim is ok.
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I fucking hate that non-smart TVs simply stopped being made and the "best" there is is fucking 1366x768 crap.
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Do you use any non opensource software and why?
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Branching out

Hey //leftypol.org,
I've been working on a site lately. Kind of like a channel for leftists. Anyway, I decided to launch some 2ch-style "textboards" as a side project; Kareha seemed like the best bet (very popular) because Emanon refused to work.

What are your thoughts on growing the pool of services besides Matrix/Cytube/Lainchan to appeal to more Leftists? Is there interest in a Pleroma server?
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Algorithms and Data Structures are in a dialectical relation to each other. In some cases, when time complexity goes down, space complexity grows, accordingly. Dialectics = programming. Holy fuck.
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The Next 1000x

Have crypto-fags and /biz/raelis gone too far? what is this shit?
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The death of the future redux

First of all, I'm posting this in /tech/ but I'll admit it doesn't involve a very rigorous analysis of any technology, so apologies.

So, Mark Fisher and the "lost future" have become such a cliché on the online left that it's barely interesting to talk about, but people usually focus on the death of _cultural_ imagination, and explain it in terms of _cultural_ factors. What I wanted to ask is more material: does anyone get a sense that there is no real substantial technological development coming in the next 10-20 or even 50 years? Isn't the reason we're unable to conceive of a new futurism simply that there is no future promised at all, not just by the artists but the actual technologists who were supposed to deliver it to us?

The futurists we wax nostalgic about were envisioning worlds that they thought were just around the corner, and that they thought could actually change their lives and make possible entirely new experiences: where you could be anywhere in the world within hours if not minutes; where we could explore and inhabit places no one had ever been able to explore (whether the ocean, space, or wherever); where we'd be able to live for centuries if we so chose.

Regardless of how accurate such visions were, they're gone now; and it's not like there weren't many amazing technological changes in the past few decades. But the amazing things that are in the cards don't seem like they're destined for _us_. They might be something our children and grandchildren will experience, but not us. Space, immortality, wherever. I'm not trying to start a discussion on whether these things are even desirable, by the way; I'm just trying to exemplify something more general.

What does seem like it's coming soon just feels… meaningless. Self-driving cars just let you not drive your car. Big deal; it's a slightly less stressful version of the bus experience. Oh, and they might cause massive unemployment, but that's not something to be excited about, exactly, is it? And who cares about smart appliances; so what if you can have a conversation with your toilet?

My point is, it feels like the "near future" has died not because we've stopped imagining it but because no one is actually developing it. All the technologies that are coming feel like one of either:
>stuff that makes your life slightly more convenient or efficient or cheaper, but not significantly more so
>stuff that will make life considerably better but only for a very small group of people

The hypotheses I have are:
>I'm alone in feeling like this and am being irrationally cynical. If so, fair enough
>there is widespread skepticism of the capacity of technology or corporations to actually better our lives, such that with any new invention we simply can't help but imagine the ways in which it will be disappointing or make our lives worse, regardless of how accurate this is
>most corporations have no interest in pursuing genuinely life-changing technologies, because slightly improving existing ones is a safer bet
>life-changing technological advancements have always been rare and we've only ever thought otherwise because of marketing and misleading histories

Let me know what you think or tell me to kill myself or post images that you find funny
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Russian ransomware gang recruits hackers via fake security company
>CNBC's Eamon Javers joins Shep Smith to report on a Russian gang that's using a fake security company to recruit hackers, according to Microsoft.
Let's bankrupt the Great Satan and redistribute the accumulated wealth to the Third World! Recruit yourselves ASAP before the site gets shut down! Also don't forget to spread your obtained skills HERE!


The mentioned site is bastionsecure.com.
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Chatbot spam

If our enemies use chatbots to spam their ideology, should we?

Would it be possible to, say, train a chatbot by feeding it texts from a particular writer so that it would spam theory at people? Or are chatbots not yet good enough for something that's actually coherent and developed? Would an effective communist chatbot have to stick to something simpler like slogans? Or perhaps is there a better way of using the same sort of technology, like scanning for an appropriate moment to post actual quotes?

Would it even be worth the effort for the nudge it would give public opinion?
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New M$ Spyware/Malware dropped today.
What do you think about Win11? Have you tried it? A lot of PC's lack the requirements necessary to run it and Win10 will only get support until 2025, do you think this opens a new window of opportunity for linux distros?
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How close are we technologically to creating 3d projectable holograms like in science fiction?

Is such a thing even possible by the laws of physics?
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Crystal Programming Lang

What's everyone think of this language? looks like a statically typed, compiled version of ruby?
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Why was it the one of only good one

Most businesses are never ever innovative and rarely ever produce anything to consumers that isn’t overpriced garbage but they might’ve done something different. This is genuinely one of the only companies I’ve seen that
>actually innovated without government aid
>actually produced a finished product
>actually treated its workers decently
>expanded in size naturally through genuine labour
What was different about IBM compared to other companies and why the fuck didn’t succumb to the same hyper culture vapourware faggotry that is the rest of the American big tech industry?
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satellite dish

I don't really care for tv, but I have been thinking about setting up a satellite dish but i have absolutely no idea where to start.

What can i get with a satellite dish? Does it get too expensive anyway?
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Privacy consciousness

I think I'm reaching unhealthy levels of being unable to cope with surveillance capitalism. Some random person caught my face for a few seconds during a whatsapp video chat and my day was fucking ruined, seriously.
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the post computer or "mastercomputer"

I believe that hardware is the most essential component of an electronic, and that as a computers task becomes increasingly convulted the type of hardware a computer needs also increases. This electrification of common tools can increase to the point where everything about a society can be maintained and controlled with a single device or a master computer. What massive steps in society must be taken to build such a contraption
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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 ;-;
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Creating a Standalone File Picker for UNIX Desktops

Greetings, chinlets and incels. I am a man of the name Dimitrioyivch Khaladrenis. And I have been greatly frustrated with the filepicker situation on linux as of late. Kdialog doesn't force itself on most applications save those which support it, (Only firefox) and the gtk filepicker has no thumbnails. Kdialog also has the problem of being tied to KDE so it's not very lightweight, not a sucklessfag but sometimes one gets the urge to activate ye 'ol i3 but still wants to have a file dialog with thumbnails, if you catch my drift.

Anyways, my solution to the File Picker Question is to basically code one myself. However I am also a NOCODER and don't know where to start or how GtkFileChooser and Kdialog actually work, nor do I know the process of creating a xorg window from scratch, or how necessary Qt or GTK are in that process. The finished product should be able to:
- Have thumbnails
- Let you type in the path of the file you wish to use
- Have shortcuts to the folders where you keep your photos/webms/etc
- Open instead of GtkFileChooser on all programs
- A search function for the current active directory
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>Arcan is a single-user, user-facing, networked overlay operating system.
based or cringe?
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Help me develop a text board for gemini

Hello, tech, I'm looking to develop a leftypol textboard for the gemini protocol. I am curious about where I should get started, or, what language would be optimal for this. I also don't really understand how to get one language to interact with another language. (Gem text and Perl for example) I don't really want to do anything huge or something that will blow up I am just a hobbyist looking to do something fun and interesting. thoughts?
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How do you laugh at win users for security when we use shit like pic related?
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XMPP server

There's a new Jabber/XMPP server in town, running on Prosody (https://prosody.im).

prolesphere.one | d7dchu2gnb4xce7y7vwmulonr4k2wh2dmobqyitwwjeiojfotrvw37yd.onion

Registrations are open, and so is room creation. The MUC (Multi-User Chat) server is at hive.prolesphere.one

The server supports OMEMO and OTR encryption, or should. Expect some growing pains in the early stages, there might be kinks to iron out so server may restart spontaneously. You can report any problems here in the thread or by messaging me at [email protected] (not an email).

You can find a list of XMPP clients here: https://xmpp.org/software/clients/

I use Gajim on desktop and Conversations (available from F-Droid) on mobile.
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Deep sea exploration

I'm less interested in the biology of the deep sea(though it does help with understanding the origins of life alot) but rather the physical phenomena that take place at seriously deep depths, what strides should society take as a whole to venture into earths true depth and see what lurks not just below the surface but past the point where water pressure elevates to such levels where one could die simply by being in the right position either from pressure or from earths gravity and what kind of things can man find there
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Rust Lang

Why does Rust get hate here? I know its a memed language but is there any good reason not to use it other than be contrarian?
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chans and monetization

Why is it so hard for chans to be profitable and make money compared to other kinds of "social media" ? is it just the edginess? Or lack of data mining that comes with anonymity?
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Why are 90% of the threads here dedicated to programming? Code has hardly changed since the early 1900s with most of the actual development in computer tech being in processing power and multipurpose functions but computers like that are use by the government for research in medical shit, heavy machinery(rockets, military and exploration tech, nuclear equipment etc that kinda shit) and particle physics than whatever the fuck most people on here are posting about. What's the appeal in the never ending barrage of different languages and shitty undergrad textbooks?
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"darknet chans"


"dark net intelligence" firm aka glowing grifting company wrote an article about chans on TOR.

>An imageboard is considered a type of bulletin-board-like forum that revolves around the posting of images, often alongside text and discussion. Imageboards are characterized by a community of users with non-identifiable usernames, usually simply “Anonymous” - that rely on a system of tripcodes instead of registration with credentials. A tripcode is the hashed result of a unique password that allows one's identity to be recognized without storing any data about the user and entering a particular password will let one "sign" one's posts, often necessary for moderators and staff, with the tripcode generated from that password. 4chan and 8chan (or 8kun) implemented secure tripcodes that are not reproducible across different imageboards and are more resistant to the hashed password getting hacked or cracked. The originating IP address of the user is known to the administrator of the imageboard, but the pseudo-anonymity of the forum structure led to its users calling themselves “anons.”
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t. NSA

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I remember some rumblings about a public repo.
When is the repo going to be released to the public?
Why hasn't it yet?
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>Boycott Beijing 2008 banner
>"Free Uyghur" (v7.8.1)
>"Stand with Hong Kong" (v7.8.9)
Has it actually amounted to anything? What better text editors are out there?
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Lispers of the world, unite!
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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".
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Particle physics and tools using them

I'm tired of modern tools just utilizing only electrons, protons and neutrons, and photons. What tools and designs do you have info on or that you made yourself that can extract different particles like phonons, antimatter particles, force carrier particles or even make substances undergoe nuclear transmutation through pressure and heat?
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How do we make longer lasting and even more powerful batteries?
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So how does humanity extract more energy?
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ACSII General

Thread for creating and sharing and discussing ACSII art.

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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.
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alternatives to substack?

Hi tech, I run the site New Multitude which often features contributions from leftypollers.

Currently the site is run on a wordpress site that I had someone on fiverr build for me. It's ok, but I kinda want to streamline things and not have to worry about the site. I also want to transition the site to more high quality articles, and put quality above quantity. For these purposes, substack seems like a good deal? I wouldn't have any paywalls and I believe substack lets you use it for free too? I also kinda think that i terms of 'branding' the .substack url is a good one these days

Before I make the switch though, does anyone here want to dissuade me or suggest alternatives?
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How do we improve modern cargo trains
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What are some good file hosting/sharing services in terms of OPSEC? I don't want to use Google Docs or any of their services for obvious reasons so I would like to hear anonymous opinions rather than some website that might be biased towards one service or another over financial reasons.

I'm mainly asking because the file limit here is too small for me.
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What's /tech/'s opinion on electric vehicles (EV)?
I want to be excited about them but capitalism has made me weary about tech progress and I fear what could porky do to ruin EVs, like putting DRM on them or something.
Otherwise they're really cool and I'd enjoy a thread about them.
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Can someone explain to me why pic related is a feature in PHP? I feel like an insane person saying variable variables.
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nuclear space engines

Russia is building a new spaceship they call Zeus, it's made by Roscosmos and it's a nuclear powered space tug.
It uses a regular chemical first-stage booster for going to orbit, but once in space they say it will be very fast and out run anything using chemical thrusters. Apparently Russia never stopped working on space reactors, and they do seem to be on track for meeting their timeline to get this thing operational in 2030. It's apparently meant to out-compete Spacex starship in interplanetary travel in speed and cost. It's not a direct nuclear propulsion it's a nuclear reactor powering a plasma thruster, so it's less hardcore than direct nuclear propulsion like an Orion-drive but it's also more realistic that it will actually take flight.

Does anybody know how well this will work ?
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How would a nuclear fission battery work?
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Would you support technology programmed with a motive and attitude that is highly related to marxism-leninism? Hypothetical: Creating a program that would make planning easy for the worker – collecting data (from searx) only to seed it as a torrent… I could also go for one based on collective reflexology. The collective without inhibiting influences could be met with the access to information.
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Debian release party

Debian 11 (Bullseye) will be released this Saturday 2021-08-14 12:00 UTC
Let's celebrate!

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I swear to god, the ONLY reason to use paint.net is that its lightweight. If they start trying to change it now and bloat it it will fucking fail. After the last update its taking so long to startup I might as well have opened photoshop. Why would they do this?
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He died 3 years ago today, bros.

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Does anybody know how to return the css back to Yotsuba B? Seems like an update happened and now for some reason I can't return it back to Yotsuba.
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High energy flashlights

How exactly does one to say build a flashlight that can radiate light so dense in heat that any type of contact with that light energy will cause immediate fires or fires within less than a second if not objects that melt?
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You know how steam power can be reused because it can turn back into water

Does anyone know a type of petrol that turns into a gas and gives off heat without turning into carbon dioxide and water vapour?
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This guy wrote an interesting article on using popular sites with javascript disabled:


His experience was that news sites/blogs tended to "mostly" work while most other sites were utterly broken.


I know many on the channers totally disable js in the browser since Stallman wrote an article against javascript many years ago, additionally many are paranoid about browser zero days used by glow in the darks. Finally a ton of people just see javascript heavy sites as being bloated and overengineered, having slow load times and discriminating against minimalism and third world users with slower internet.

With more and more sites using SPA frameworks like vue, react, and angular, and less and less apps doing server side HTML rendering, javascript-disablers are quickly becoming a tiny minority.

What do we think about js vs nojs/noscript?