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Updated Options -> User JS >>10101 with the current fixes.
① catalog links in div.boardlist >>9483
② thread stats and Unique IPs >>6744
③ individual post hiding >>6753
④ batch loop/once WebM setting >>6819
⑤ top/bottom navlinks in the top bar >>6835
⑥ generic file thumbs in catalog >>6843
⑦ catalog link above OP >>6916
⑧ quick reply spoiler sync >>10493
⑨ quick reply before init_file_selector >>10494

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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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>>Can't sign up with vpn
I did. Multiple times. Get a good one.
Plus you can sign up on Tor if you don't mind a small delay emailing their anti-spam department.


Literally! I can't even post here!


kek had that same experience OP, see: >>7850


>Can't sign up with vpn


Is Tutanota good? And can I create multiple accounts for free using my VPN?

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This guy wrote an interesting article on using popular sites with javascript disabled:


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


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

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

What do we think about js vs nojs/noscript?
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the problem with bespoke protocols like gemini is that they're less accessible than HTML since everyones already got an HTML browser, second of all gemini doesn't support forms AFAIK so no post operations which means no chat rooms, forums, social media, hell, not even images.

Making a barebones app with a subset of html/css and no javascript is probably a better alternative


>second of all gemini doesn't support forms AFAIK so no post operations
It does in a limited way
See the INPUT section, but it doesn't allow forms with multiple fields and such easily. Though you can probably still send a delimited string in the META line I guess and return a similarly delimited string as a query string for multiple field input, as long as a client program makes this seamless, it could work like a rudimentary form.
And client TLS certificates can be used for authentication, so there is a rough idea for how to do form input on gemini.
However, the whole point of gemini is that it's not supposed to be an "all-in-one" protocol like HTTP seems to have become (and that's why writing a good browser engine is so hard these days that everyone is defaulting to using Chrome's engine). So if you want chat rooms, forums, etc. those would best be implemented as separate protocols from gemini, so something like IRC or similar for chat, BBS style boards for forums, etc.
A gemini client could inline images also, nothing really stopping clients from doing this, but it'd go against the whole point of gemini.


>a reactionary yearns to overturn a present condition of perceived decadence and recover an idealized past
Gemini is reactionary.


go back


it's definitely not that, the people that make it are annoyed by how bloated and sluggish the web is, they are trying to build something lightweight not something retro. And they aren't trying to overturn the web either, they specifically say that Gemini is not supposed to replace the web.

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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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Retrooming suffers from the purity problem.
All group retroomer projects fail, because they fall out badly over an often minor disagreement over how true to the original it should be. Compromises are always necessary, because parts have been discontinued or are super expensive.
The 8-bit people are the worst because their computers used custom graphics hardware that has to be emulated using a microprocessor that's 100x more powerful than their old CPU.

While the group problem doesn't apply to you, the core subjectivity problem remains. How much is down to the tactile experience of inserting a floppy disk for you personally? All serious retroomers use modern storage because they eventually concede that old storage was absolutely shit.

You might want to start with just playing the games alone, to see if you actually care about Windows 98 which was always unstable because of shitty drivers, and IE4 integration.
I found my old games to be manky and unplayable because they're missing modern affordances. The low resolution wasn't endearing on a modern LCD, and it just reminded me I'd played the games to death anyway.


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>All serious retroomers use modern storage because they eventually concede that old storage was absolutely shit.
Is shit, drives and disks are now long past they expected service life and in no way represent how they were when they were new. Today new mechanical drives and media are cost prohibitive where modern storage solutions are cheaper, more reliable with them being also faster being a side benefit that sometimes are negligible due to bottlenecks elsewhere in the retro system. Yet this is where the purity problem starts as the logical conclusion is having a bog standard small form computer that emulates the old computer and fits in a replica case.


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The USB stick floppy drive emulator exists right in the middle of that uncomfortable purity spectrum for me. They even make ones that emit fake floppy drive noises.
That's not to shit on your project OP. At least your nostalgia project can be built. That has always been the beauty of *personal* computers. Everything goes to shit the second your nostalgia project requires active participation of other people.

For group stuff, it's best to accept that the past is a place you can no longer visit. You lived in Rome. Visiting ruined temples, or a museum, or throwing a toga party are not going to be acceptable substitutes.

(Actually the historical reenactment example might be bad, because that community has some of the worst purity fights ever)


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Not OP but for group stuff I think virtual is safest route to go for nostalgia. It makes sense to feed virtual disks into a virtual computer where disk images are models of disks and the drive is a model of a drive. Though it is not a new idea, it is just a number of frontends don't think much about the physical they are representing other then how to show the image when it was meant to be shown on a CRT.


Virtual is exactly what purity spergs are most opposed to.
Minutes after making that last post, I came across some people arguing about setting up a retro arcade cabinet. Practicality of running a particular retro game, vs not having the hardware to run it and having to put a x86-64 running an emulator in the cabinet.

And since you posted a c64, most c64fags won't accept an emulated SID chip because it doesn't sound exactly like it did in their childhood.

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Lispers of the world, unite!
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leftypol emacs generals?




    (loop for _ from the-river to the-sea
          do (print "Palestine will be free))

Credit goes to https://boards.4channel.org/g/thread/82759541#p82771233


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hwath goingon guyth?

fewoew lithper here!

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The shovel is a simple tool used to dig various substances
You can use a shovel to dig farmland, roads, tunnels, holes, mines, foundations, or digging away unwanted substances like chemical waste and mud
A shovels ability to dig however is restricted by the density of the blade, a light plastic shovel will be able to dig conserdiably less than a heavier steel shovel, remember the denser the blade the more you can dig as the mass of the force struck towards the earth when digging overcomes the mass of the ground within a designated area.


I found out that if you pour water on dirt it becomes easier to shovel


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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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is this your meme collection?




i need to cleanse my life


no it is my real life photos


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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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Well what methods should we use then?


Brainlet here, but for the "Too simple" etc etc didn't Cockshott make an open source program in Julia for planning?
Couldn't you anons use this as a base?


Cockshott has a github with some relevant code: https://github.com/wc22m?tab=repositories


yes that works but the question is scale


Write an OpenTTD script/bot or whatever

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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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There's nothing stopping KPMG from switching to Linux now. The only reason their employees are forced to use non-free software is managers have the normie mindset of "must use Windows/Mac."

Furthermore, when enterprises move to Linux, it's not free as in beer. This is because they need someone to run and maintain their systems. Unlike hobbyists, they don't install Gentoo, they get a contract with a company like Red Hat or even hire their own staff to run it. That's not to say there are no cost savings, Red Hat is probably cheaper than Microsoft.

The difference is when Red Hat is contracted to run Linux systems, if they find a bug and fix it, they are legally obliged to publish the patch as per the GPL. This benefits hobbyists who get fixes and improvements to their free operating system for no cost. The same thing doesn't happen with Microsoft Windows.


>The difference is when Red Hat is contracted to run Linux systems, if they find a bug and fix it, they are legally obliged to publish the patch as per the GPL.
That's not true, if they only patch the bugs in their system and don't release it anywhere else then every user already has access to the source code and they are under no obligation to submit the fix or even acknowledge the existence of a bug.


>RMS cancelling
Maybe he shouldn't have said what he did? Even for very based people, there are consequences for saying very poorly worded statements. It doesn't seem to have ultimately affected things, isn't he reinstated?

>Why master -> main

>Because corporations
This is the only thing that needs to be said. Corporations need to look good.

This is where you are wrong. The thing that makes the GPL "strong" is that you can't relicense it without the consent of the contributors like you can with BSD or MIT. Audacity is still governed by the GPL but developers now have to agree to a developer agreement to relinquish their vote should a time come when that becomes an issue. The claim was that this was necessary since many old developers who worked on the project had since dropped off the face of the earth and e-mails sent to them about license changes bounced back. I think Stallman intended necessarily for it to be very challenging and problematic to change licenses for a large project.


> I don't see too many college professors filling blogs and YouTube with free college-grade lessons, or open sourced books
Guess it depends on who you are talking about, then. Some of my favorite processors wrote a textbook that they licensed with Creative Commons licenses so that students could freely acquire the book at no direct cost.


You have to go back

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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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Back in 2019 I bought a Pocketbook Inkpad 3 that was re-branded by Vivlio (European bookstore) and flashed the original Pocketbook firmware on it. There are builds of KOReader available but I prefer to use the stock OS with wifi turned off. The Inkpad was cheaper (even after shipping and currency conversion) than buying a similarly spec'ed Kobo.
Loading books is easy since Calibre recognizes the device.
More info at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314657


why are e-readers so fucking small god damn


How the hell do I open a Kobo Aura? I think I was removing the screen instead of the bezel and now I'm scared of breaking it.


Actually do I need to crack it open to gain access to the microSD and flash it with okreader?


damn shame most of the books I read are only available at old book stores

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