/ttg/ - Tech Team GeneralThis thread is only for feedback related to technical issues(bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use >>>/leftypol/30356
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.
Privacy generalComrades, 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!
E-Reader appreciation threadI 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.
Gab leaks just droppedThe team at Distributed Denial of Secrets released a new leak today, 70GB of Gab posts. Check it out: https://ddosecrets.com/wiki/GabLeaks
Fediverse generalDoes /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.
Open IB APISome anon here earlier was talking about making a standard API for chans/imageboards?
Soyjak scriptWe need a port of the soyjak script for this website
Legacy Computer BuildHello 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.
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.
/darknetmarket/ generalDarknet 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:
LinuxWhy aren't you using Linux? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon.
What the hell happened?What happened to the internet?
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.
Quick QuestionDoes discontinued shit like windows 7/vista still have feds spying on you thru it?
tv.leftypol.org/r/tech/So, this is a thing now.
lrn2codeBeen teaching myself to code recently, I won't make a rambling OP because the replies will probably be more insightful.
Making a portable USB of any linux OSSo 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.
EU might pass regulation requiring replaceable/removable batteries in smartphoneshttps://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/eu-wants-iphones-replaceable-batteries-at-what-cost/
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?
Ram won't go back to how it was beforeOkay 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?
youtube-dl DMCA takedown threadWe all should have known this was coming
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.
Free programming languages tutorialYoutube playlist by a college professor:
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.
Really big projectsSeven 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.
Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread ThreadThread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
Escaping the DDoS protection racketAre 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.
ChromeOS/Chromebook hate threadCan 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)
(SINGULARITY PLAUSIBILITY)Is a singularity even plausible? *asking leftists*
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.
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.
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.
Two More X.Org Server Security Advisories Issued - Possible Privilege Escalationhttps://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Two-More-X.Org-Bugs-Dec-2020
/aocg/ Advent of code thread?No one seemed to make one yet so I guess I'll start.
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?
Programming Languages that are Worth learningI 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.
gochanHow close is GOCHAN to being done? we need to replace this shit lynxchan software soon.
arguing for free software under capitalismnone 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?
Firefox Fenix - Yet Another Browser ThreadIs the new firefox for android as bad as they say?
Learn to code they say, become labour aristocrat they sayJunior 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.
invidious is shutting downSo the author quits the invidious project, so what now ?
cybersocialist planning pollhttps://forms.gle/3sBQnaFXdv5jhBAa7answer some questions about how you would like the hypothetical open source software to be written.
Breaking News Spam King Deadhttps://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/body-found-in-canada-identified-as-neo-nazi-spam-king/
Big Tech and political powerPic 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.
spotify DRM is almost defeatedhttps://gitlab.com/fuck-capitalism/spotifykeydumper
PC buildJust 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
FLOSS CAD threadCAD thread, preferably using free/libre open source tools. FreeCAD, LibreCAD, SolveSpace etc. Where are my CAD anons at?
Federated DiscordHave you heard of Riot.im?https://about.riot.im/freeits a federated discord alternative.
FLOSS imageboard softwarehttps://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality
LanguagesWhat 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
Packet sniffing and interception via PAU06 Panda wirelessSo 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?
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!
ACSII GeneralThread for creating and sharing and discussing ACSII art.
MAOSS: Militant Anarchist Open Source Society/g/ had a good idea for once:
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:
Learning assembly languageI 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.
Software Architecture and Systems DesignOne 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.
SCOTUS likely to rule that APIs are copyrightablehttps://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/googles-supreme-court-faceoff-with-oracle-was-a-disaster-for-google/
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.
comrades, i need to buy work from home laptop so give me advice which ones are good pleaseJust 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.
Linux fully surrenders to SJWshttps://github.com/django/django/pull/2692
Recycling HardwareBoomer 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.)
Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number RegistrationAnyone know of a reliable way to get a fake phone number for when social media accounts force it upon you?
Let's talk VPNsI 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.
Proper RSS setup threadReplacing registration on major, datamining, media hosting sites [b]with secure, sleek, easy RSS set-up[/b] Bunker/tech/ alpha draft
Bunkerchan wojak generator scriptI've decided to make my script open source. Enjoy.
ROBOCOMMUNISMYou guys must see this. I hope we can use it for our cause.
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/
Bravehttps://brave.com Is it a viable Firefox alternative for privacy or just another adware scam?
How to track someone on the internetHello 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?
A Bunkerchan approved Youtube feedHello techanons,
Web Design That Pisses You OffDear god stop doing this. A web page is not a bulletin board with a billion different flyers all arranged by different people, like this style seems to be imitating. A web page is designed by YOU, and YOU have a responsibility to arrange subjects in a coherent, logically-accessible fashion. I don't come to your website to play fucking Where's Waldo or solve a jigsaw puzzle in order to locate the most relevant page to my interests. [b]Stop doing this.[/b]
ARMI am looking to purchase an ARM processor.
The Anti-Capitalist Software Licensehttps://anticapitalist.software/
Is firefox compromised now?https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/12/massive-mozilla-cuts-threaten-the-future-of-firefox/
The Coding InterviewWhat's up with the coding interview? You would think being a competent programmer would be enough to get a job but there's a whole industry out there specialized in preparing people for code interviews. It even has a Wikipedia page of its own. No other industry has a specific Wikipedia page for their job interviews.
GRUB2 pwned through UEFI exploitYet another gaping security flaw has been found in the Microsoft Trojan Horse replacement for BIOS known as UEFI. This one affects GRUB2 bootloaders in particular.
SearxI 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?
Designing transparent and secure election systems with computersMany countries around the world, after some initial experiments, have completely dumped the idea of running their election systems with computer hardware and returned to hand-counted paper ballots. One look at the cartoonish hodgepodge of election machines with a million security holes across the United States all making use of unauditable proprietary software and hardware and manufactured by private companies mired by a history of corruption and scandals. One look at all that would be enough to give any reasonable person pause to reconsider the entire idea of electronic voting.
Federated Imageboard TechnologyI've been thinking of Mastodon lately and the idea of federation. I've also been thinking of gochan and the efforts here on /tech/ to develop a new chan based on golang.
can't block twitterI'm trying to block websites using the Windows 10 hosts.txt so I can focus on my schoolwork but it doesn't work. I'm able to block bunkerchan and 4chan, but not twitter. when I type twitter.com into the address bar it just opens the page, even when I have DNS over HTTPS turned off. what the fuck is up? pic related, it's my current hosts.txt
Secure/anonymous laptopI 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.
5G router connection issues?My ISP has recently transitioned to 5G and replaced all the old WiFi routers a few months back. Over that time I have noticed a noticeable increase in connection cuts. They seem to have gotten worse over the last month, now happening every few days. Basically what happens is that all devices stop being able to connect to the network. They still see it, but can't access it. Pulling the plug on the router and powering back on, then restarting other devices fixes it, but it is really fucking annoying and will undoubtedly one day crash during something important. This issue isn't new, stuff like this happened with older routers as well, but usually it would only occur every month or so, not multiple times per week.
Hardware IssuesMore just cause I don't wanna go to some place like r/techsupport ew
ButtcoinI 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.
systemd? xorg?I'm no certified Linuggs Eggspert, but I've just continuously heard about systemd and how bad it is over the years from all manner of /g/entoomen,
Tiling windows managersI am having a discussion with my buddy right now about the pros and cons of tiling windows mangers; Why are they superior? Personally with my time spent using i3 I find it incredibly convenient to have all my windows placed and perfectly sized in a way that maximizes my screen real-estate. He says that he can already do that with a normal GUI interface. He also said the keybindings can be confusing, which, ok, I can understand that, but, practice makes perfect in my opinion.
Revolutionary Fab/ DIY/ Hardware shitWho's doing lefty tech shit that isn't computer wizardry? 3D printing, open source hardware, electronics, manufacturing, phys sec?
Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemichttps://www.acm.org/articles/bulletins/2020/march/dl-access-during-covid-19
/fglt/ - Install BLFS editionRegular /g/ has this, might as well make one here.
webtorrents to reduce serload ?Since the servers gets really slow when lots of people post lots of "large" (a few megabytes) files, are web torrents a possible avenue to ease the burden on the server ?
Instantly Increase Your Happiness (Linux Only)Open your command prompt (linux) and run the following commands.
Seizing the Means of Anonymous DiscussionRecent 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.
Email ProvidersSo 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?
Alternatives to matlab and simulink?I just want to solve my partial differential equations by the line method, and get hopf bifurcation diagrams without getting a blood clot, in a way that is open source and not fucking bloated as fuck, and no python is shit, for those two i need 3 packaged which are completely imcompatible
programming questionhello fellow comrades,
clojurewhat does bunkerchan think of clojure?its a lisp that actually works for web dev and other SW dev in the modern day.https://clojure.org/
Relational/SQL vs NoSQLwhat is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds
Linux SheeitMany questions for you nerds:1. What would be your recommendation for a person who is relativly new to linux but has some coding experience? I was thinking mint because its just easy to use and i used it back on my old laptop and didn't require as much work to maintain in general but im also worried about le spying.2. What would be the best video editor I can pirate for linux? I want to keep making videos to spread class consciousness and am currently using Sony Vegas. I heard that davinci resolve was good but was wondering your suggestions.3. Also, is gaming on linux actually okay now?
Revolutionary tech workI have knowledge for FreeBSD/Linux system administration and programming skills in C, C++ and Lisp. What's the best way to use these for revolutionary work?I thought of making an application useful for punks, bums and people living an anarchist lifestyle but these people usually either can't afford or choose not to use this kind of technology. I thought of an application that could help anarchists organize but I'm thinking it could also be used against us, because it could help fascist groups identify and find us as much as it could help anarchists find and help each other. This is dangerous because it's as useful for fascist missions as it is for anti-fascist/anarchist ones. Otherwise, hosting something like an IRC platform and creating an application to ease its use could be nice but it's already being done by IRC channels, Facebook/Messenger groups and Discord groups, and it still excludes people who don't have access to this kind of technology. The goal in making a new application would thus be to help people help others, or to make the use of the application by indoctrinated people useful to anarchists without them having to use the application. I can't find any interesting idea fitting one of these descriptions.Right now the only thing I can see is contributing to open source software that's already being used as backbones for other revolutionary software, like news sites, blogs, applications, etc. to contribute indirectly to these while having as big an impact as possible (contributing to a library used by many platforms helps more platforms than directly contributing to one). That would be low-level stuff like nginx, widely used libraries, an IRC daemon used by IRC networks hosting leftist channels, etc.About the FSF, contributing to software of theirs that interest me like emacs would only be useful for other programmers, who, by that fact, should already have enough talent to take care of their own and thus should be helping others. This goes for many projects by GNU and the FSF, which are often aimed at corporations and corporate pawns to make them dependent on their software and leech for donations to the foundation. In other words, the software is made to help capitalists who have money to give to the FSF. Also, contributing to GNU projects would force me to voluntarily give the copyright of my contribution to the FSF, thus alienating me of my own work. Maintaining intellectual ownership over my contribution is important to me, because even though I'm using a free license, I want to be recognized for it. The fruit of my labour is mine, made for others, and the way the FSF does things goes against that. Contributing to FreeBSD, on the other hand, would give me this, even though it has the same issue of being aimed at capitalists who have money to give to the FreeBSD Foundation.What does /tech/ do to help people with their tech skills?
Linux, BSD setupsDiscuss what's your setup and collection of applications on your personal computers, smartphones, embedded devices, Industrial equipment, etc. for opsec that other anons could use.Gnu radio for police chatter?raspberry pi gps with security features?Special ECM equipment you're willing to show?Post them here.
gaming on linuxdo you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co6FePZoNgEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYoi_Liqi54- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?
FLOSS imageboard softwarehttps://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality
Truly, the Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us!<Between the months of March and April 2020, Windows 7 saw a drop in user market share from 26.23 percent to 25.59 percent. That’s hardly surprising for a 10-year-old, unsupported OS as people finally upgrade to Windows 10. Right? Despite that conventional thinking, Microsoft’s Windows 10 actually experienced a rare drop in market share (down to 56.08 percent in April from its March 2020 share of 57.34 percent). Meanwhile, popular Linux distribution Ubuntu enjoyed an explosive increase.
Wifi FunDoes anyone have success with making wifi misbehave?
TelegramHow many of you use this app? It's only moderately spyware, less so than Discord at least.
Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For CommentsDo not terminate internet connections and other communication services
Game modding through excelHello everyone, I am politely requesting some help from /tech/'s denizens to help me troubleshoot my Democracy 3 mod from several years. Unfortunately I have basically forgotten how to use the modding tools anymore and do not really know how to fix the problem, so I was looking for some advice.
Getting my comrades to use some security in meetings and chatI am from a Communist Organization in the European Union and we need a secure chat software or site to communicate, this is because we are afraid of leaks or important information about comrades or organization plans getting out. What do you guys think a good and easy software to use? That everyone can easily learn ?
EncryptionGot a new coreboot computer and I've been stumbling down the rabbit hole of encryption lately. This subject is way bigger and deeper than I expected it to be. File encryption, partition encryption, full-disk encryption, loop-AES, LUKS, VeraCrypt, hidden volumes, Blowfish vs Twofish, and on and on and on. It's all so confusing.
and other Distributed Computing projectsWhat are your thoughts about these programs/projects? [email protected], [email protected], BOINC, etc.
Trolling The Free Software FundiesWhy are free software fundamentalists so easy to troll? I get that people have different standards for what "open source" is, but shouldn't we try to welcome any money we can get into making open source software? It doesn't seem like being exclusionary is a good strategy. This stuff leads to purity spiralling, hurt feelings, and worst of all, trolls having their lulz at your expense. I encourage everyone to use open source and even libre software, but harm reduction means encouraging everyone to use proprietary software less, not ruthlessly gate keeping everything.
Secure audio communicationTech 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:
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.
NewPipe v0.19 has finally a subscription feedWhy aren't you using NewPipe instead of the regular YouTube App? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon.
Google releases mobilty reports worldwideGoogle just started releasing reports regarding traffic activity and where are communities going during the pandemic
Brain to machine interfaceWhat 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.
Electrical Engineering / Learning HardwareI'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.
Kickstarter workers unionizehttps://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22356972
bunker performance issuesAs I'm sure most of you have noticed, bunkerchan has been having a lot of performance issues lately, with Nginx gives 500 internal errors while clicking on random threads or the catalog. When replying you occasionally get a 'connection lost' message. Image links are broken or disappear or don't expand when clicked. The site itself is much more sluggish and slow.
Cyrilic Encoding in the 1990s?>>>/leftypol/391425
Capitalism Ruins EverythingThought this story was worth sharing. A bit of an interesting case example as capitalism ruining everything in the end no matter how benign it starts out and a good cautionary tech security tip/tale.
When you HAVE to use Social MediaSometimes you just NEED to use a certain social media site for something considering how most-all activity on the internet now goes through about 12 or so sites.
/Gpx/Well, lads, we made it. Congrats.
XMPPComrades, I urge you to use and spread XMPP for messaging, wether it’s with your organisation or friends and family. There are many servers you can use at no cost, but installing und operating an own server is really easy for everyone with just a little bit of linux experience.
Just rolled into the shopThe white glass is broken and the screen has moisture, is the whole thing destroyed? Otherwise perfectly functional (!). Client is a friend, apparently this happened before he could replace his damaged case. It's a gift so he can't afford to service it.