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/ttg/ - Tech Team General

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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.
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Image Manager

I have over 100,000 photos and a lot of them are unnecessary and I want to get rid of them.

I need a windows program that can help load all the images without hanging up. Sort alike google photos but without the uploading but with the date based cataloguing
Any recommendations?
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Alright, which one of you did this?
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>corporation threatens to deport man to China and report him for protesting the CCP because he developed a sheet music downloading program that they claim violates their copyrights

What's your take on this?

https://github.com/Xmader/musescore-downloader/issues/5
https://archive.is/qmPFa
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Ideal Social network

what would be the ideal social network site???

Imageboards (ex: 4chan, *chan “alt chans”):

Pros:
• Anonymous
• No registration
• OP requiring attachment forces content/memes to be produced
• Pruning catalog keeps server space needed to minimum
• Lack of upvote system reduces groupthink and disincentivizes non-originality
• Anonymity + siloing by board centered board identity over personality
• Linear reply structure that requires minimal interaction to read
• Effortposts that do happen are often phenomenal quality
Cons:
• Attracts schizos, racists and “free speech” people who have been banned from other SM for good reason
• Dated UX/UI (mid 2000s approx.) loved by users but retro looking and unappealing to “normies”.
• Dumb curation based on last bump time, incentivizing bait posting (probably this problem shared with other SM)
• Effortposts rare and disincentivized

Notes: Imageboards are in theory fantastic as the fact that they have a limit (usually around 350 threads per board) reduces hosting costs, and also incentivizes people to make interesting posts, because posts that do not garner replies will quickly sink and “fall off” aka get pruned from the catalog. This is also likely what gives chans their edgy character as a “provocative” or edgy post will be more likely to garner the replies needed to keep the thread near the top of the catalog. This can be a problem for quality as a well thought out long form “blog” style post may garner less responses and be far more effort than a 1-2 line “bait” post with an intentionally bad or controversial opinion. In this sense “trolling” and “baiting” are nearly built into the incentive structure of imageboards by definition. Some imageboards try to combat this by imposing a minimum character count for new threads (ex: 200 characters) but this seems like a bit of a hack and is contrary to the overall logic of the medium. Many of the “cons” of imageboards are pros in the eyes of long time users, such as its dated, non mobile friendly UI, and edginess, are seen as needed to preserve the status of imageboard users as outsiders. This creates a unique and culturally prolific space but at the same time dooms imageboards’ mainstream appeal.

Facebook:
Pros:
• Algorithmic timeline microtargets content to users, increasing engagement.
• Social connections keep people tied to platform.
• Makes a ton of money
Cons:
• Reveals personal information about name, job, location, gender, personal relationships status, friends, family etc.
• Incredibly personality centric

Facebook’s business model is pretty simple. Get people to sign up with their personal information and connect with friends (and maybe someone attractive you briefly met at a house party). Then take that detailed personal information and use it to microtarget advertisements at exactly the right demographic for advertisers and political campaigns. Mark Zuckerberg does not believe in privacy. Before facebook, people mainly used screennames and aliases online. It was facebook that changed this, so that people used their real names and faces online. Which is what he considers one of his big accomplishments. Needless to say, I hated this development and I’ve hated the culture it created ever since. Zuckerberg says he made the world more “open and connected”. Another way of saying that is more surveilled and more bothered by busybodies. Anonymity is freedom. There’s a reason every year young people leave small towns across this land to move to big cities, because living in a place where everyone is in your business all the time and a bunch of gossiping people is a prison-lite environment. In a small town, even if you change, evolve, and become a totally different person, people will still remember and think about the things you did as a teenager or when you were twelve. I hate facebook because he’s turned the whole world into one big small town, from which there is no escape. People say the internet is making the world a smaller place, but has anyone ever stopped to ask if its getting too small? But yes, it does make a lot of money. And all they had to do was ruin the internet and possibly break politics to do it. Probably the only thing facebook does well is the algorithmic timeline which increases engagement.

Twitter:
Pros:
• Mobile friendly design
• Decent discoverability
• Hashtags
• Decent editor UI for posting
• Diverse OP content (images, animated gifs, videos)
• Pseudo-anonymity, except for blue checkmarks
Cons:
• Personality centric
• Meme ideologies
• Character limit incentivizes un nuanced “hot takes”
• Forced mobile style UI on desktop (“mobile first”)
• Nonlinear reply structure confusing, forced clickthrough
• Quote Replies
• Notifications mechanic incentivizes performative takes for subs/likes

Notes: Marginally better than twitter but still bad. Character limit makes sense from a mobile first perspective, after all who’s trying to read a 20,000 word thesis on a smartphone screen, however has the side effect of making people reduce their takes to the shortest, most un nuanced, un supported version of itself, which in effect reduces takes to “X bad, Y good” or sarcastic or cryptic one liners. Trump was a master of twitter due to his brain being small enough that his thoughts only require 240 characters anyway. Workaround is creating a twitter thread which is less readable than unbroken text and looks bad anyway, plus people have been trained by the platform to only read short takes and will tune out essay length twitter threads anyway due to twitter induced ADD. Non linear tree style reply structure is confusing and requires too much clicking to read through. The positive thing is the infinite scroll provides a constant stream of content, if the person limits their interaction to scrolling and liking only (not replying or reading replies). Editor for posts is far superior to any non facebook platform. Quote retweet allow “dunking” and incentivize leaching off original content, “reply guys” who quote tweet someone else and add their own vapid or sarcastic commentary. Read somewhere that the twitter engineer that invented the quote retweet regrets it (as he should). Even regular retweeting is pretty lazy. If the only purpose of retweeting is outsourcing discoverability to the user, a better mechanism is needed. While imageboards incentivize creating content that gets a lot of replies, twitter incentivizes getting lots of likes, in fact a high reply to like ratio is considered a bad thing “getting ratio’d” as a reply with no like is a proxy for dislike. So while imageboards do not distinguish between positive and negative interaction, twitter and all other like based systems implicitly encourage “performative” content creation/takes a.k.a users saying the things that they think other people will like, to therefore increase their own visibility, celebrity, etc. Rather than saying their honest opinion, if indeed they have any. Exporting Los Angeles style “trying to become famous” culture to the rest of the world. This is a cancerous dynamic. Should avoid like/dislike systems at all costs, esp. as complex feelings are reduced to a binary attribute (like/dislike). Possible side effect = polarization?.

Reddit:
Pros:
• Pseudo-anonymity
• Communities based on interest not personality
• Generally medium to medium-high quality content
Cons:
• Post History visible reduces anonymity
• Branching reply structure
• Terrible UI
• OP too short (as a “link aggregator” its often just a link to a news article)
• Likes/Dislikes, Karma, Gold, Silver, and the rest of that bullshit

Notes: Reddit is a website with a decent concept but a bad UI and worse userbase. Yes, as a channer the typical image of a “redditor” comes to mind. A limp dick neckbeard soyboy with a rick and morty t-shirt. Reddit is the Thomas Edison of websites, its users steal all their content from people that actually make original content, repost it, and then act like they invented the whole thing. A perfect encapsulation of middle class bland yuppie suburban consumer culture, a circlejerk which produces nothing original and never will. Part of the broader disneyfication and pg-13ification of a sterile and desexed pop culture, with a good dose of smarmy smarter than thou smugness and milquetoast center-left politics thrown on top. Peak midwit. Certain subreddits are niche and good. Reddit evolved to replace a lot of the old school bulletin board forums for niche gaming/auto/etc interests. At least its based on shared interests and not personality based drama. Like/Dislike and karma system encourages the same hivemind and performative posting BS as with twitter. At worst as a “link aggregator” it simply acts as a comment system for articles on websites that don’t have their own comment section. Not much to be borrowed here mechanically, except maybe allowing users to make a http link as their op as an alternative to videos/images.

Blogs:
Pros:
• Pseudonymous option
• Potentially very high quality content
• High word count
Cons:
• Low discoverability
• Bad on mobile

Notes: Blogs and blog-like sites like Tumblr are actually surprisingly good. Unlike the transient nature of twitter posts, people tend to put effort into blogposts and even include sources from time to time. The only problem is that blogs tend to be separate websites and even when on the same domain (ex: wordpress.com) they tend to lack discoverability. Tumblr at its peak in the early 2010s seemed like a transitional website, a sort of nu-myspace. The downside of high character count is that blogs, regardless of “responsive” design, tend to read badly on phones and don’t lend themselves well to casual use.

Tiktok:
Pros:
• Extremely potent mandatory recommender system driven content
• Short video clips lend well to casual use
• Video format more accessible to dimwits and tired people than walls of text
Cons:
• Often cancer tier ultranormie content, on par with instagram
• Primarily consumed by children and teens

Notes: Tiktok’s content may be cancer but it’s format is genius. The most addicting app of the modern era. Instead of allowing people to search for content but adding recommender systems like youtube, tiktok leans in and puts it on steroids by making the recommender system the main way to access content. This is like increasing the nicotine content 3x.

Youtube
Pros:
• Audiovisual and audio content easier to digest
• AV/A content easier to listen to while moving (i.e. commuting or walking)
• Works for both long and short content
• Recommender Algorithm very good
Cons
• Video storage takes a ton of space on disk.
• Streaming content in a timely manner tricky, practically mandates CDN use
• Responses text-only

Notes: The second most popular social media network. Takes way too much storage for video. On the plus side the recommendation engine is scarily good and addictive. AV content can be consumed with walking, driving, etc. while reading text for that is pretty difficult. Object storage and delivery (files, videos, images) is a usually overlooked aspect of these sites. Responses being text only is listed as a con, but it can be a pro in the sense that it saves storage space and it encourages being OP-centric in an r9k-ish way.

Runner ups:

Linkedin – facebook for jobseekers, professionals, and hustle culture psychopaths.
Snapchat – fancy texts that delete themselves.
Pinterest – Not familiar enough to comment but looks like a glorified booru for middle aged women
Telegram/Signal/Whatsapp/etc. - Texting that’s ““secure””.
Medium – Blogging for people who are too lazy to set up their own blog. Often mistaken for legitimate “news”.
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Here's a shitty design for an oil powered gun
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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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Piracy General.

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

piratebayztemzmv.onion

Current onion for the piratebay^

Pirate the planet.
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analog encryption

have u ever considered that a deck of playing cards
can be seen as two alphabets that can be freely re-arranged

playing card ciphers –
paperless simple cryptosystems
fit in your pocket

initial randomization of alphabets in 7+ shuffles
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Is there any good streaming services?

Does anyone know of any none fucked streaming services? Particularly ones that aren't shit on android? Youtube is trash for a whole host of reasons, especially on mobile. I'm not paying for spotify ever and doing anything on there just assaults you with an infinite amount of adds. Choose something — adds, rewind something — adds, don't skip a song in days — adds. I've always liked pandora and always thought it's a great idea but the execution is rather flawed. It seems to only play new or rarer stuff once in a blue moon. So does anyone know of any non-shit tier streaming?
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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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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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Technical idealism

Here is a video from a nice youtube channel that combines entertainment with education.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f9GpMWdvWI

If you didn't watch, it explains the potential for using the heat storage capacity of houses to buffer energy for reducing peak loads on the grid and for buffering renewable energy fluctuations. This can be achieved by using networked devices like the so called smart thermostats that dynamically time shift energy consumption from heating and cooling in the home to low-power-demand periods of the day like late into the night.

It's a very efficient scheme, but reality will look very different. Technical optimization of this type produce a value add which could be used for the benefit of the end user like the video describes it, but that value add is going to be captured by capitalists instead. They will use any of these efficiency gains to reduce their investment-cost in fixed capital like power-transmission-lines and generators. They will not do stuff like improve the grid capacity, they will maximize switching off low income users as long as the existing capacity is enough to not inconvenience all the rich people that will pay higher rates. It will create a divide in society for the ability to use energy.

But minimizing cost and maximizing profitability at the expense of end users is not the only abuse vector. It allows for energy use profiling, which causes all sorts of privacy violations. These will have consequences like the power company being able to find out about your "inflexible power demands" where you will pay the higher electricity price no matter what. Do you like to brew hot caffeinated been juice in the morning ?, well get ready to have your addiction monetized!

This system also gives Capitalists the ability to influence demand. Capitalists do not want to sell commodities for low prices with low profit margins they want to sell for high prices with high profit margins. So what will capitalists do with the ability to control electricity demand, they will remotely switch on stuff until demand causes the prices for electricity to reach the highest level the market will bare. If they can control your heater or cooler they will crank it up to eleven during a demand-troth. If they can they will switch on the heater and the AC at the same time so you don't notice a temperature difference, but if you only have a heater they will settle for turning your home into a sauna. Profit comes before your comfort, what are you going to do not use electricity ?

If you are a friend you will agree that the temperature setting in my house is for me, not for profits, and blame the capitalists who fail to upgrade capacity for power-blackouts.

But lets say we overthrow capitalism, and replace it with a sane economic system where end users can capture the value add, would it be reasonable to do this ? I think the answer to this is still no. We build all the technological infrastructure so we can remove our self from the unpleasant aspects of our environment. And this is reintroducing environmental factors back into the system whose primary purpose is to remove them. Houses are for people, they can be used as a thermal battery, but maybe they shouldn't. We could add dedicated thermal batteries to houses so people don't have to live inside the battery. That way optimizations just can't contradict anybodies comfort, by design.
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Spotify

How bad is Spotify?

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

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?
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Email Providers

So based on basic Opsec I've been reading about you should have a seperation of your identity from your logins on TOR and whatnot for reddit or twitter or whatever the fuck. But all that shit requires emails and all these damn email providers require a phone number which defeats the whole purpose? Which email service can I use that won't demand my phone number and let me stay as anonymous as possible online?
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A lot of "social media celebrities" are pushing for this shit and their followers are following suit

I try to tell myself the "normalfag"/internet loser divide is a false dichotomy made up by people trying to cope with being outliers and then this shit happens. Literal cattle, holy shit.
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Windows 10 Ameliorated

Does anyone use Windows 10 Ameliorated/AME edition?

https://ameliorated.info/
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Hey /tech/, I got a popup of a phishing site (sweetrebecca) a week ago while browsing on mobile. Has anyone else had this happen before? I didn't install any apps recently so I don't think it's adware.
Picrel is the virustotal page listing other sites suppected to be run by the same phishers.
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Windows 11

What the hell is this garbage? I thought it was a practical joke for a solid 5 minutes before realizing that it's actually real. It looks like a GNOME knockoff. Thoughts?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFW27oG9gs8
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_11
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I am sending books to my kindle via email. Amazon then asks for confirmation. I obviously haven't paid for those mobis. I wonder if they will eventually knock the door and say I own them all the hundreds of books I might have sent.

I really wonder how copyright laws work especially in the age where everything is datamined. The probably know every single porn I may have downloaded too.
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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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Why is lib culture infesting Free Software (or rather, open source) so god damn much?

Contributor Covenant, RMS cancelling, master -> main, it just keeps on going. It seems like everywhere I talk about software that isn't here or 4cuck, 70% of people hold these retarded liberal views. Why is this and what can be done about it?
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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:
https://github.com/PietroCarrara/Clover/releases/latest
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I hate how "pozzed" the internet has become

I was logging all network traffic and noticed requests to googleusercontent at seemingly random times and also to Amazon's AWS. Now I'm worried what it could be sending/receiving.
All I could find was a couple of stackoverflow questions about the same thing saying it was apparently NetworkManager (thanks, GNOME!) but I don't have it installed.
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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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New Chan

Hey /tech/ I'm here to say I'm probably going to be rewriting a chan in a new language/stack intended as a vichan replacement. I've reached out on lainchan:
https://lainchan.org/%CE%BB/res/26674.html
and I'm also reaching out here. Initially I was writing it in java, but after getting some feedback from other people I've decided to take a step back and solicit more feedback from the userbase and people here on /tech/ and in the wider alt chan community on what it should be.

What does /tech think of:

Architecture: Monolith vs Microservices
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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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
https://citationsneeded.medium.com/episode-135-the-labor-shortage-ruse-how-capital-invents-staffing-crises-to-bust-unions-and-fb42448a7e23

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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>Me when I'm the only non-FAGGOT instance on pleroma.

How do you deal with this, bros? I thought fediverse was supposed to be based.
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ITT: Post your desktop
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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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Chan with modern UX/UI

Why hasn't chans/imageboards UX/UI advanced beyond the early to mid 2000s?

Would anons even want a "modern" style HTML5/CSS UI with flex/grid/etc. ?

I feel like having a non dated UI would attract alot more normies to imageboards
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/g/ and /pol/ are down so I know gotta crash with you retards
say something, what distro are you using, why did you choose free software, how does it align with your retarded world view
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Microchan Project

Hey /tech/ I've been working on a chan with a relatively modern UI/UX as a side project. I thought about adding this to an existing thread but didn't want to shit them up.

I have several goals:

1. Modern UX/UI - I wanted to give the chan/imageboard a modern makeover using modern HTML/CSS, yes, with rounded buttons etc.
2. Code Quality - I'm not a nazi about code quality on hobby projects like imageboards, but imposing some sort of basic framework or structure would still be a vast improvement over vichan style imageboards which are mostly structureless spaghetti code balls. Statically typed languages also help with this.
3. Spam Filtering - some sort of pre-emptive validation or spam filter, possibly using basic classifier algorithm, to help moderate the board.

Things that are done:

- Basic posting (threads, replies)
- Catalog View
- Support for images (jpeg, png ,etc.)
- Catalog Pruning (delete last threads on catalog after X threads)
- Links (double carrot style links to other posts and OP)
- Greentexting
- Orangetexting
- Redtexting
- Embedded Youtube Links

Things that aren't done yet:

- Non Catalog/standard view (still needs work on pagination)
- Support for videos and pdfs
- CSRF
- Moderator and Admin tools/menus & UI
- Spam Filtering
- Front/Home page with metrics
- Overboard
- Show replies to post near top of post (double carrot links to posts that have replied to that one)
- Floating Reply box in thread
- Reporting

Reach Goals:

- Themes/custom css

Things I'm probably not going to do:

- (You)'s/(me)'s
- Hiding Posts/Threads
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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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SPA vs Server Side

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

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

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

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

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

What does everyone think?
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"essential"
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Oh god
oh fuck

I'm retarded.

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

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

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

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

Honestly, I'm not wanting it to be a career, I just don't want to get fucked by glowies and would like to know that I can at least "write my own name/ABCs" etc.
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What's the worst that could happen to a laptop with whatever flavor of GNU/Linux that has been left alone for hours, besides getting stolen? Let's assume there's no screenlocker but still need a password for privilege elevation.
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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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Audacity may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)" according to new privacy notice:
https://www.audacityteam.org/about/desktop-privacy-notice/
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Fucking Scams

How do we fight back against the crypto-tards? They currently have a monopoly on credibility at the moment and I'm fucking tired of it. With the increasing escalation of tech censorship over the last several years we have ourselves a golden opportunity to grow the communities of censorship-resistant decentralized federations, and the crypto scammers keep managing to siphon people off into their unsustainable pyramid schemes. Every time their spokespersons get thrown a softball interview and every time they seem completely incapable of articulating and justifying their system because, gosh, it's just too darn complicated for the average person to understand! And it seems like nobody is paying any fucking attention when this happens routinely because blockchain and electronic tulip bulbs are some magical mysterious technology that you have to do a doctoral dissertation to understand, but just trust us it works. How do we fight back against the anti-intellectualism of crypto woo?
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Why are there no neural networks for making sure there isn't any hidden obfuscated malicious code in OSS yet?
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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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red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism
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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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USB 3.0 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.1 gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.1 gen 2 (10Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 1 (5Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 2 (10Gb/s)
USB 3.2 gen 2x2 (20Gb/s)

Statements dreamed up by the utterly insane.
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Nice, now I have to carry my fucking phone around with me every time I want to check my fucking work emails because some prick at IT decided to force everyone on to two-factor authentication in order to interact with the mail server. So much for choosing to opt out of mass surveillance and the socially-malignant perpetual connectedness of carrying a phone everywhere. So much for email being convenient.

It disgusted me when Google and other Silicon Valley monopolies started forcing 2FA on people because I see it as little more than an excuse to coerce people into giving up contact information to better track and surveil them. What's the real deal with two-factor authentication? Why is it seemingly impossible to find an article critical towards it on a simple web search?
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Federated chans

hi /tech/ , have you seen the federated chans that are coming along?

https://fchan.xyz is 4chan + ActivityPub. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it's going to be able to connect to other ActivityPub projects like Lemmy and Mastodon later.

https://0chan.vip is a tag-based textboard that will soon gain a scraper. It also has user-managed boards with stickies, permasage, and a "soft delete" that hides threads in board view, but doesn't delete them from the server. see http://0chan.vip/b/meta/

NNTPchan was kind of cool but it was pretty busted. It fizzled out after a year.
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Under the table programming jobs

I've accumulated some decent skills in coding/debugging and I was wondering if any of you knew of any job boards that posted odd jobs for programmers to make a quick $ or whatever.
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Wrote stuff about fires use it for whatever you like

brief observations on fires
>1:Once a substance is ignited it cant be set on fire again

>2:fires spread based off their temperature, the hotter a region is the faster the fire spreads


>3:Objects will increase in mass after being set on fire


>4:an unbreathable smell will be created after an object is set on fire


>5: fires are observed to die when covered with something with alot of mass even if it is flammable


hypothesis
>1a: the reason why you cant set a burnt object on fire again is because the substance has already reacted with its environment in a matter that it cant produce an exothermic reaction again

>evidence: when I put an ignited match in water 5 times the fire on the match went out 100% of the time and couldnt be ignited again


>2a: fires spread in volume based of their temperature


>3a: fires form when a substance,combines with oxygen(or another substance that triggers an exothermic reaction) and begins to break down and release massive amounts of energy towards its surroundings in the form of heat, when this happens a chemical reaction occurs and thus the ignited substance reacts with the substances around it to form compounds thus forming substances with heavier masses than the substance before set on fire


>4a: a human being cant smell anything other than oxygen contentrated in nitrogen meaning when a substance becomes ignited it forms an unbreathable substance naturally through a reaction


>5a: thats simply a biproduct of resistance towards a force, if an object with alot of mass overcomes a force it simply will not move, likewise if a fire tries to cause an object to react its temperature needs to be high enough that the molecules surrounding the fire create a force strong enough to generate a reaction otherwise no reaction occurs, summarized: a fires temperature and mass will determine how much resistance it may overcome in order to ignite its surroundings, hotter and heavier fires can burn more flammable things, smaller and cooler fires cannot



<ideas on fires

>A fires rate of expansion(expansion distance per second) is based off the force of attraction between molecules that trigger the exothermic reaction that causes a fire to form

>fires naturally diffuse and spread faster and faster as there surface area increases over time and the amount of substances becomes accessible to the flame again increases over time


>how much a fire can burn is based off how much energy the fire can utilise to do the work required to trigger reactions


>condensed flames are hotter and can burn more flammable objects because molecules within the igniter(the source of the fire) have less space to diffuse and likewise collide with each other more rapidly leading to increased amounts of pressure and therefor force at the expense of size
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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.

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

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

Does the failure of Linux desktop prove that communism will never work?

feels like a barely functioning toy compare to the commercial options. they argue over irrelevant differences, constantly reinvent the wheel, never innovate, barely handles the basics.

it has no profit motive to unite or to sort boring problems.
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We talk about based software

I've achieved Emacs enlightenment. My config is a thousand lines of perfection. Lisp machine gang rise up once and for all!
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Give me one reason why I shouldn't.
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Secure/anonymous laptop

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

Thanks.
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What keyboard should I use on Android?

Also, general alternative apps thread

>picture unrelated
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Does anybody here use any Pine devices such as PinePhone or PineBook?
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Holy shit, Google and Apple may have unwittingly just destroyed the highly unethical false-sense-of-security marketing of encrypted-messaging apps to dissidents and whatnot.
For years, many of us here on /g/ who have 200+ IQs and who keep our computer gear in a basement Faraday cage alongside our anti-psychotic medication have been alerting the masses that you can't have a secure encrypted-messaging app on an endpoint device that's Swiss cheese. We've been talking about exotic baseband attacks, OTA SIM attacks, 0days against software running on the AP, etc.
But if the latest reports about auto-installed COVID apps in some states are true and not Qoomer-tier nonsense, Google and Apple are perfectly happy to give governments the keys to the kingdom for installing whatever the fuck they wish on a device. Poof go any assurances that dissidents have with regard to their encrypted-messaging apps.
Keep an eye on this. Shit is about to get lit in the neurodiverse community.
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Getting a wireless keyboard, good or bad idea?
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Languages

What programming languages do you guys use? I'm mostly Python, Java, C#, C++. Used to like functional programming but IMO now that regular OO languages have alot of function features like first class functions its not as big a deal to write code in a pure functional language like lisp or haskell, better to write regular python or something and occasionally write some functional-styled code
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how do you glowproof your PC? Do I need to learn how to set up Gentoo? I feel like I'm being watched every second by glowuyghurs, winglows 10 and hackers. They're mining all my data. They're watching me. How do I stop that? I also feel like if I wanted to transfer my files to another computer they would just embed their viruses into my files and infect the next computer. How do you stop it?
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While I really don't care about Rust it's weird to see corporations have so much power over Linux.
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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?
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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.
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Your favorite distro

What are your favorite distributions and why?
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Another honeypot takes its mask off.
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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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Let's talk VPNs

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

Help me out guys, I feel naked, thanks.
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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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Where is your t-shirt loicense?

The ways corporations try to fight piracy are becoming increasingly more retarded and convoluted. Thank you World Economic Forum.
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The revolution will be formed of both human and robot proletarians.
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>Firefox is owned by the Mozilla Corporation.
>The so-called Mozilla Foundation is the parent but Firefox is part of a taxable for-profit entity.
>Further, Mitchell Baker seems to be the CEO of, guess which one, BOTH. Unbelievable.
>>In 2018 she received a total of $2,458,350 in compensation from Mozilla, which represents a 400% payrise since 2008.[14]On the same period, Firefox marketshare was down 85%. When asked about her salary she stated "I learned that my pay was about an 80% discount to market. Meaning that competitive roles elsewhere were paying about 5 times as much. That's too big a discount to ask people and their families to commit to."[15]
>>By 2020 her salary had risen to over $3 million, while in the same year the Mozilla Corporation had to lay off approximately 250 employees due to shrinking revenues. Baker blamed this on the Coronavirus pandemic.[16]
From https://boards.4channel.org/g/thread/82064105#p82066677
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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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There is just no escape from the botnet.
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A Mystery Malware Stole 26 Million Passwords From Windows PCs

>Researchers have discovered yet another massive trove of sensitive data, a dizzying 1.2 TB database containing login credentials, browser cookies, autofill data, and payment information extracted by malware that has yet to be identified.
>The stash also included over 1 million images and more than 650,000 Word and PDF files. Additionally, the malware made a screenshot after it infected the computer and took a picture using the device’s webcam. Stolen data also came from apps for messaging, email, gaming, and file-sharing. The data was extracted between 2018 and 2020 from more than 3 million PCs.
https://www.wired.com/story/mystery-malware-stole-26-million-passwords-from-windows-computers/

Yet another data breach happened.
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Just a silly "meme", heh heh. Definitely not a trick to get you to give us even more data about you.
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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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Phone battery techonology still isn't advanced

>Hear how you shouldn't let your phone charge get too low
>Make sure battery never goes below 50% and charge till 90
<End up with swelling battery

And I'm still going to end up buying a 6000 mAh phone again
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Can't copy paste anything out of tmux. Any tips? For some reason copying works in alacritty but doesn't work in st and konsole, xterm.
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t. NSA

:^)
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Japanese AI reconstructs thoughts based on brain activity

>“We have been studying methods to reconstruct or recreate an image a person is seeing just by looking at the person’s brain activity,” Kamitani, one of the scientists, tells CNBC Make It(…)“These neural networks or AI model can be used as a proxy for the hierarchical structure of the human brain,” Kamitani says.
>While the idea of computers reading your brain may sound positively Jetson-esque, the Japanese researchers aren’t alone in their futuristic work to connect the brain with computing power.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/08/japanese-scientists-use-artificial-intelligence-to-decode-thoughts.html

Within some years privacy will be an outdated concept.
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Apple respects your privacy!
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Linus swearing at antivaxxer

He's back.
https://lore.kernel.org/ksummit/[email protected]om/
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Why is it called OpenAI if it is neither open nor AI?
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Firefox 89

> another Firefox update
< they broke the GUI again
What the fuck were they thinking? I can't even tell the active tab apart from the inactive ones, they look the same.
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So /tech/bros. How long before they'll start inserting computers up our assholes without our consent?
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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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Lispers of the world, unite!
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Electrical Engineering / Learning Hardware

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

In addition, I'm also interested in tinkering with hardware as part of the learning process, so any advice on that front would be greatly appreciated.
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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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Coverflow music apps

Does anybody like this way to browse their music this way?
What are some current year music apps that have this feature
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Qubes OS

I use it daily and it's great. It never crashes on me and it's easy to use.

The only problem is that it's picky with hardware. You can buy an old thinkpad to run it on and if has an Ivy Bridge CPU, you can disable Intel ME. IMHO disabled ME and Qubes gives you the most secure computer for daily use.

What do you guys think of Qubes?
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How do we get around the centralization of the web? It seems like a herculean task. I made my own email server but it took me so long just to be able to make it so that outlook.com accounts could receive them at all. I tried to do it from scratch and it would be received by google (as junk initially) and yahoo (junk initially) but not outlook (failed to receive). So I learned about Mail in a box and screwed around with nameservers on namecheap and it worked finally. But outlook still marks it as spam. A lot of people use outlook.
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Security Theater

Are commercially available fingerprint sensors a fake?

I mean how can they read the intricacies and curvatures of a phone while being so flat and tiny? I litearlly don't understand or think they're real

And wasn't a old wives tale that all fingerprints are unique?
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PROGRAMMERS WANTED: SOCIAL MEDIA APP

https://github.com/ComradOrg/Comrad
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https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2021/06/03/stealth-data-anonymous-online-traffic-data-mining.html
Chad is going to reveal people's names, job titles and other private information from web traffic. Beware!
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Android Rooting

>Umm sweaty, looks like you have root access to your phone and are using a custom rom, Looks like we're going to ban you from our app

<MAGISK HIDE ACTIVATE


Such a based app.
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Open Source Automated Cars

FOSS will give Tesla a run for its money. It works with many newish (2018 onwards) cars. The hardware costs $1k versus $10k+ for Tesla autopilot.
https://github.com/commaai/openpilot/wiki
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iToddlers are revolting

Will this lead to anything?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/05/27/apple-iphone-monopoly/
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how much it would cost to build something to shoot that down, or maybe EMP the drones
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Vim or Emacs?

Explain.
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notepad++ is radical centrism gang.
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Opinions on suckless? I kinda like the concept but the idea of sharing the space and potentially looking for problem solutions together with alt-right retards who unironically rant about "social marxists" makes not wanna use their stuff. I know it's kind of illogical but I get a weird feeling whenever i'm about to git clone their repos or if I'm trying to look at examples and all I get is Luke Smith's videos about it.
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$10 GPUs for everyone!
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What are some easy ways to set random shit on fire?




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Wearable technology

I think it's moronic and doesn't have much practicality but might be used in a better way in a communist society

What do you think about wearables and do you think it would exist in an advanced socialist society?

https://youtu.be/ud6uNY5E2wQ?list=TLPQMzEwNTIwMjFsed4l0KCO_A
Just look at how stupid this shit is
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Easy to digest material to get normalfags interested in privacy?

Keywords being "easy to digest". I heard there was a netflix (I know) documentary on datamining and surveilance but I haven't see it yet, anything else?
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>'Apple is eating our lunch': Google employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private
>Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents.
>Google continued collecting location data even when users turned off various location-sharing settings, made popular privacy settings harder to find, and even pressured LG and other phone makers into hiding settings precisely because users liked them, according to the documents.
>When Google tested versions of its Android operating system that made privacy settings easier to find, users took advantage of them, which Google viewed as a "problem," according to the documents.
>Google also tried to convince smartphone makers to hide location settings "through active misrepresentations and/or concealment, suppression, or omission of facts"
>Google employees appeared to recognize that users were frustrated by the company's aggressive data collection practices, potentially hurting its business.
>"Fail #2: *I* should be able to get *my* location on *my* phone without sharing that information with Google," one employee said.
>"This may be how Apple is eating our lunch," they added, saying Apple was "much more likely" to let users take advantage of location-based apps and services on their phones without sharing the data with Apple.
https://archive.is/QYw62
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Solutions from the brightest minds in Silicon Valley.
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so /tech/

How would we make https://leftypol.org/leftypol/res/279348.html#279864 happen IRL? What kind of libraries should I be learning to use if I were to implement something like this?

>picture probably unrelated
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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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Why aren't subnotebooks produced anymore? What do you think of them?
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Is webdev the worst field?
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Leftist Tech Communities?

Is there something like HackerNews but not infested by Silly Valley's libertarian STEMlords and VC-bootlicking hustlers?
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A half assed summary of computers and CS

Computers are machines that can perform a range of different tasks based of user input. Normally to achieve their main function they are composed of switches whom when turned on will perform a function and not when turned off that are connected through a series of wires connecting to each switch that transport electricity based off what the person wants the machine to turn on and off. We represent on and off states of computers using 1s and 0s.
An algorithm is a series of instructions given to a computer that gets it to turn different sectors of itself on and off in a specific sequence.
A cpu is an abbreviation for Central Processing unit, it runs all the commands that allow which sectors of the computer to turn on and off
Software is an app composed of many different algorithms a computer uses to perform a specific set of tasks
Hardware is the components and machinery of the computer itself
Computer science or CS is the study of well computers
Supercomputers are large warehouses of cpus that are often used in performing major projects
Quantum computers are computers that can be in an on and off state and allow any cpu to be much more efficient than in the traditional sense where a computer can only ever be on and off
Ai and machine learning are software based tools used to get computers to perform labour on their own
Robotics integrates complex hardware and software to get different types of machinery to be able to perform complex tasks driven by algorithms and ai

Hope to all the undergraduates in this degree can use this awful post for something
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Why the fuck is no one here talking about FreeNode fucking imploding on itself? They are banning whole channels on the network for even mentioning the name "Libera." The glowies got control of freenode, fyi, so, if you are on that network I would suggest leaving.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/freenode-irc-has-been-taken-over-by-the-crown-prince-of-korea/
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So what the fuck is this
https://odysee.com/@OdyseeHelp:b/monetization-tutorial:5
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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Google tells you what to search now too

>Be me
>Use andOTP
>Lose phone
>Want to use 2FA
>None of the solutions on github page for desktop decryption of the json file work
>Search authy
>No use
>Hear about KeepassXC having TOTP stuff
>on top of search bar google says
>"based on your recent search activity you should search for "KeepassXC 2fa"

<mfw it was right

<mfw still can't access my accounts and will need to download a 1gig android emulator to use andOTP apk
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Will Zen3+ be used on AM4 socket?

I currently own a Ryzen 7 2700X and won't upgrade until AMD releases the very last line for the socket, do you guys think Zen3+ will still be used on AM4 or will they move up to AM5? Pic unrelated
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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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Woah bro, check it out, I'm drinking beer using my phone, LOL!
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VPN for the proletariat?

Is it possible to get access to some form of VPN if you can't afford a monthly subscription? I tried openvpn with some open servers but I'm a techlet and I don't think I've set it up properly, it barely seems to hide anything.
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China’s Setting up a Hotline for Snitching on Cryptocurrency Miners

China can't stop winning.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/china-establishes-cryptocurrency-mining-hotline
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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 GNOME
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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You guys are aware that everybody connects you to idpol transhumanists, liberals LARPing as AntiFa and cuckold fetishists, and that this is hurting your cause?
I lurked this website for a month now and i noticed a fundamental difference between the posters who are here to actually talk to others and the posters who link to 4chan to ask for support in some ridiculous bait thread where you just waste time.

I also noticed that you have a thread talking about if an imageboard would be better as a single-page-application.
I am currently working on my own imageboard from scratch. I am actually a web-developer and know my stuff, so (i hope) it won't be just another 4chan rip-off. I am going to use node - react - redux - sequelize for mysql - redis.
I am visiting different boards to gather ideas, but i see the same sorry state everywhere. I seriously want to make something good.
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Why do schizos think the internet is going to ever be shut down intentionally
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Would you hire me?
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how do you make a “Cybernetic culture research unit” that doesn’t even know how to use SSL?
what’s with this phenomena of lit majors larping as tech bros?
http://ccru.net/
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https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-oss-bubble-and-the-blogging-bubble/
< Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?
> This doesn’t surprise me. The purpose of the web software industry is to extract value out of Open-Source Software (OSS). Everything is built under the misconception that OSS is abundant, replaceable, and free.
> People don’t appreciate just how much web dev is about extracting value from OSS, both on individual and corporate levels.
> [..]
> Web development? Everything is built or run directly on OSS.
> Almost everything we do in web development exists as a thin layer over open-source software.
> Servers, build tools, databases, ORMs, auth, client-side JS, web browser: we are all building on a vast ocean of OSS labour without paying back a fraction of the value we generate. It isn’t just big, direct dependencies like Babel that are suffering. The stuff your stuff is using—the infrastructure code everything needs—is surviving on sheer inertia as well.
> That’s value extraction. Strip-mining if you want to hammer home the unsustainability. Looting if you want to emphasise the moral dimension.
Is open-source close to collapse?
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Secure audio communication

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

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

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

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

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

I am currently going through my first OOP course in Uni and I can't shake of the feel that this is an overhyped meme. Sure, it is very useful in certain cases, say if you are making a video game or some other big project, but it just seems useless for day-to-day coding where you are just trying to execute a specialized instruction. I just don't encounter a situation where I would have that many different type of semi-related objects that it would warrant the use of family hierarchies and etc. Am I just too unexperianced with coding and miss something, or is OOP just not that amazing as its made out to be?
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Five ways in which tech workers are organizing
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Why is setting this piece of shit up so fucking difficult? Come to think of it? What the fuck are computers so fucking difficult? It seems everything I do on a god damn computer these days breaks something, or, I didn't do it right, or it wasn't the right architecture, or, what ever the fuck man. Seriously, this shit has gotten out of hand. It shouldn't be this god damn hard to have freedom in my own fucking home.
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YEAR OF THE LINUX DESKTOP
YEAR OF THE PROLETARIAT'S REVOLUTION

I can feel it, it's so close bros…
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Barron Samedit

https://blog.qualys.com/vulnerabilities-research/2021/01/26/cve-2021-3156-heap-based-buffer-overflow-in-sudo-baron-samedit

This exploit was sexy, implementation was neat. bug was obvious. I am immensely jealous.
What do you guys think about it?
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What's this about a Chinese satellite being out of control? Sounds like a dumb hoax.
http://orbit.ing-now.com/3dlaunch/payload/data/2021-035/
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Wobbly: an app for 21st century workers’ power.

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

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

https://github.com/Wobbly-App
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Sometimes while using the onion website it says my posts are flood for dozens of minutes on end.
Could you possibly fix that?
Is there something i should do to fix that?
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Searx

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

Is there a way out of this nightmare?
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How are you getting around news paywalls?

I used to go in incognito, but now wapo, NYT, etc, aren't allowing that. How do you do it?
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"google disabled my account that i used to make my folder with educational content on Palestine"
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RIP
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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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PHONE

Is it possible to live without a cell phone of any kind, dumb or smart?
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"Wherever i am, I must blow" - Snowden

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

What are some good, lightweight and regularly updated music players I can download?
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Glory to the PLA Navy! China has realized helicarrier technologies, the west trembles in fear!
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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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[fun for kids] crashing Discord with innocent-looking emojis

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


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

Adapt the script to suit your needs. Enjoy the termination of your account and your newfound freedom!
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digital hygiene

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

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

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

Is anon going to join the GNU Assembly?
https://gnu.tools/
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FUCK THESE THINGS

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

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

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

I FUCKING HATE TECHBROS Why is this shit presented as a good thing?
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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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VPN/TOR Block Bypassing

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

Discussion of automated bots and scripts.

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

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

All my songs are in my liked playlist so I can't just copy paste the url into a downloader
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Making free software and keeping it free

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

What is there left to do?
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¡Únete!

Para todos los hispanohablantes:

http://5mb6sawho6khkztj.onion/
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Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a ‘wasteland of vapid’ content

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

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

This is exactly the kind of "solutions" I expect from Silicon Valley's greatest minds.
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Signal fucks over it's users so it can play venture capitalist

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

Them hiding their server commits for over a year sure makes sense now
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>GPL
>contributing back is a prerequisite of distributing binaries
>using a license that perpetuates the developer/user distinction
>not writing a license where contributing to the codebase is a prerequisite of using the software
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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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Tor hidden services

Know some good shit on Tor? Let us know. Whether it be substitutes for clearnet services, or just the .onion domain for whatever, or just something cool.

What I found:
>privacytools.io site
privacy2zbidut4m4jyj3ksdqidzkw3uoip2vhvhbvwxbqux5xy5obyd.onion
>Invidious (YouTube front-end)
http://grwp24hodrefzvjjuccrkw3mjq4tzhaaq32amf33dzpmuxe7ilepcmad.onion/
(Clearnet version: https://vid.puffyan.us/ )
Requires enabling certain scripts to work unfortunately. You can sign up and make a list of subscriptions though.
>Nitter (Twitter front-end)
http://3nzoldnxplag42gqjs23xvghtzf6t6yzssrtytnntc6ppc7xxuoneoad.onion/
>/leftypol/ (/leftypol/)
http://wz6bnwwtwckltvkvji6vvgmjrfspr3lstz66rusvtczhsgvwdcixgbyd.onion/leftypol/catalog.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whats the best way to archive imageboard threads?
Specifically threads on here
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Discord

Is it true that this site is a honeypot for glowies?
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Duckduckgoes Onion is now defunct.

Well apperently the retards at duckduckgo.com refused to update their v2 address in time for the new year, meaning, now their onion doesn't work. I'm quite upset by this. Anyone serious about privacy would have had to updated a long time ago. Are their any other search engines like duckduckgo with an onion domain?
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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
Tails is an Linux-based operating system that runs entirely on your RAM and is wiped when PC is powered off. If the cops intercept your item, conduct a controlled delivery and seize your machine, they will not be able to find evidence linking you to the package and you can deny involvement via a lawyer.
You will want to install the Tails operating system to a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage. Personally, I'd go for USB 3.0, with at least 16GB storage for persistent volume purposes, or even 128GB or more if you want to store the Monero local node on it. You also need a PC with at least 1GB RAM to run Tails. The bible contains a guide for installing Tails in [b]2.A.2 Installing Tails[/b]. You can download it here:
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

>Why shouldn't I use Windows?

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

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

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

>How do I run Tails?

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

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

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

>What's the risk?

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

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

>How is Bitcoin not private?

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

>What type of Electrum wallet should I use?

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

>Should I use my existing wallets to conduct deals?

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


Hopefully this applies to laptops too.
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IPV6 vs chans

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

Imageboards will be forced to implement accounts, even if the posting remains anonymous.
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Just installed arch

What do I do now?
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Simulating a planned economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What happened to nanochan?

Where did it go? The onion just stopped working.What happened? They were fairly popular. Was that the issue? They were a bunch of contrarians, after all.
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halp @ linux terminal desktop stuff

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

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

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

And a popsci video of it, if that's more your thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jOjh6lwp9w&t
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Why didn't imageboards use a framework?

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

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

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

At this point coding a new imageboard from scratch is a huge task and few have attempted it successfully (lynx being one).
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WINDOWS XP SOURCE CODE GOT LEAKED
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Open IB API

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

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

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

https://element.io/blog/welcome-to-element/
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Soyjak script

We need a port of the soyjak script for this website
https://github.com/Wojakposter/Wojakificator
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will Desktop PCs ever switch to RISC processing, or is it time to take the bluepill and switch to Apple?
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What's the best way to download music off Youtube?

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

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

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

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

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

>Open source vs. Free Software

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

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

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

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

https://voidlinux.org/


-
Image credit:
By [email protected] Larry Ewing and The GIMP, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80930
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What the hell happened?

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

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

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

My question is that, are there still feds spying on you even on old discontinued stuff?
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tv.leftypol.org/r/tech/

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

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

Is Louis becoming a comrade???

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

Pic related, though only the web client. I don't use anything else that's proprietary, not even youtube.
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lol…
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lrn2code

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

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

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

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

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

p.s fuck CURRENCY (dollars)
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Is there anything I should be wary of with bluetooth dongles? I might grab a random one off aliexpress unless you guys tell me not to.
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Ram won't go back to how it was before

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

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

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

We all should have known this was coming

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

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

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

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

[ytsearch] Fix extraction (closes #26920)

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

[afreecatv] Fix typo (#26970)

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

[23video] Relax _VALID_URL (#26870)

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

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

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

In practive something like:

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

would get rewritten as:

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

This is problematic since this isn't valid JSON as you cannot have
non-string keys.
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Cuba uses google analytics

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

I thought socialism wouldn't sell our data to google wtf.
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adobe flash player will die by 2021.

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

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

https://www.wired.com/story/adobe-finally-kills-flash-dead/
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Free programming languages tutorial

Youtube playlist by a college professor:

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

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

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

One of the worst parts about mass surveillance is that the people doing it are embarrassingly bad at securing the data they're hoarding.
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Well I'm disappointed

For a site known predominantly for leftism and marxists ideology I was expecting more threads on factories and better methods of mass producing state demanded goods on its tech board. Oh well, stay in school and work hard y'all
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Can I see your home screen?
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Do itx mobos without (((wireless))) even exist anymore?
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Really big projects

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

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

So is the Marble framework one of the largest pieces of software ever created? Is there nothing else that compares?
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>with the power of ai and machine learning we built this 300% efficient quantum supercomputer to make the world go fully green and STOP climate change by 2025
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Escaping the DDoS protection racket

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

Sources, since no news sites really seem to have picked up on this yet:
https://buildbackbetter.gov/the-transition/agency-review-teams/
https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/node/211
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BRAINSTORM THREAD
Post every single idea you have, no matter how stupid or insignificant, for combining or using current technology to get closer to revolution or a socialist society.

Just post at least one idea.
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Is there any point in storing old computer hardware?
I've got a bunch of junk taking up space that I've got just in case, but so far it's been useless to me.
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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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Solve the verification problem before it's too late and it's enforced because "who will think of whomever the fuck". Time is running out.
All those takedowns really made the anti-privacy goons come out. "Just give them your ID", "it's necessary for the whatever", "what do You have to whatever".
Also I don't care about porn but it's the only picture I found that fits.
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(SINGULARITY PLAUSIBILITY)

Is a singularity even plausible? *asking leftists*

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

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

what do you think?
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Does anyone actually ENJOY writing in python?

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

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

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

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

tl;dr
python & its perpetrators should be gulaged for sabotaging type system and wasting workers time while inflating exploitation rate for bourgeois class
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CNC Small Arms Manufactring

Is it something practicle for insurgent groups or is it a giant meme?
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Distributed Computing

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

This is Silicon Valley tier, in that it doesn't actually address the real issue.
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Yonder AI

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

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

how come it seems like no progress has been made? we keep hearing about research but it seems like we never get to see any results. what gives?
what even is quantum computing anyway?
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Masks are finally culturally acceptable everywhere

>hides your face from coppers
>no more facial recognition
>aesthetic
THANK YOU CORONA-CHAN
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Do we need a leftist Luke Smith?
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My Phone Was Spying on Me, so I Tracked Down the Surveillants

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

Holy lol.
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Mozilla shoots itself in the foot again to please its overlords at Google.

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

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

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

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

I've made a private leaderboard: 1036885-01d7746b
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I already knew in the 2000s that japs were fucking retarded when it came to consooming but jesus christ.
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Unpopular opinion - Fuck 'privacy'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, sorry for posting twitter screencaps.
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So this is the best modern science can do? Video game consoles?
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Thermal Goggles

Does anyone know anything about Thermal Goggles/Scopes? I heard right wingers talking about wanting to use rural camouflage against us.
R: 2 / I: 0
>still thinking it was suicide
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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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What is the best e-reader? Is the Kindle paperwhite even worth mentioning?
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What Linux distros are used by Stallman?

I've heard in an older video that Linus Torvalds uses Fedora, and I read on Stallman's webpage that he presently uses a newer distro called Trisquel GNU/Linux.
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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.
https://apnews.com/article/bf75dd1c26c947b7826d270a16e2658a

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

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

Because having to choose between the AMD and IME botnets wasn't enough, Microsoft is going to add its own backdoor to pretty much ALL processors.
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Yep… they don't make 'em like they used to.
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Socialist Open-Source Projects

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

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

there's also 'jschan'
https://zchan.cc/index.html
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arguing for free software under capitalism

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

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

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

Could it get even worse than this or is this the limit?
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Does anyone here know how to code in Python?

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

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

Is there a better/more efficient way to do this?
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Non-botnet kindle or other e-readers

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

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

Here's the not from the project author:

>Stepping away from open source

>Published August 1, 2020, tags: invidious

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

https://forms.gle/3sBQnaFXdv5jhBAa7answer some questions about how you would like the hypothetical open source software to be written.
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Breaking News Spam King Dead

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

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

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

now that we know how to extract AES key that encrypts the audio stream, we are one python script away from spotify-dling all those musics
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PC build

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

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

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

Federated Discord

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

FLOSS imageboard software

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

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

some /tech/ memes.
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It's just a different extension for JPEGs. It's the same format.
R: 5 / I: 0
Is Raspberry pi 4 safe to use? Comparing to Intel/Amd that may be backdoored
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Packet sniffing and interception via PAU06 Panda wireless

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

video editor

hi comrades,

i need a simple video editor for youtube, something simple like microsoft movie maker used to be
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Need a 3rd party Twitter app

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

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

Thread for creating and sharing and discussing ACSII art.

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MAOSS: Militant Anarchist Open Source Society

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

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

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

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

CSS


JS
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This based sheep-fucker hacker built his own Cruise Missile.

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

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

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

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

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

>>>/gulag/7976

>>>/leftypol/1034489

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

Thank you in advance.
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Learning assembly language

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

anyone got something like this going on?
anyone follow ipfs stuff?
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Software Architecture and Systems Design

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

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

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

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

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

What is section 230?

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

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

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

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

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

Both Trump and Biden want to repeal 230, fyi.
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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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https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/29/21493094/amazon-one-palm-recognition-hand-payments-amazon-go-store

Why even bother with chips under your skin when your eye, palm or face are more than enough?
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Is there any way to play Steam games without installing Steam itself?
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Should I stick with green or amber?
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functional programming

Why haven't you taken the fp pill?
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Dashchan

https://github.com/Mishiranu/Dashchan

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

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

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

I don't know where to check or see why there are these updates coming from out of the blue. Bros please tell me theres not some hidden malware happening behind the scenes of this new UI changes
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How to set up linux for tor usage.

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

https://element.io/blog/gitter-is-joining-element/
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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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Linux fully surrenders to SJWs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas for what I can do with the floppies?
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About to start learning Rust. What am I in for?
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Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number Registration

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

Also, you don't need to remind me how they all spy on you, I know, I just need this to conduct business directly with clients, nothing more.
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Proper RSS setup thread

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

>“Hacking gives the underdog a chance to fight and win.” -PhinPhish
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Brave

https://brave.com Is it a viable Firefox alternative for privacy or just another adware scam?
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How to track someone on the internet

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

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

Is anyone interested in using a .onion irc server if I spin one up in a few days?
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How does one screenshot a whole Web page?

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

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

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

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

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

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