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This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues (bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use /meta/.
Public Repo:
If you have any grievances you can make a PR.

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Thread For Mobile Feedback: >>>/tech/6316

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>It's back to being painfully slow
Same, around the same time you posted. Have mods confirmed that it's not something on their side slowing the node? It's a usable speed now btw.


Having reproducible issues is too much to ask these days
> when you have the time
I should have fixed it
Not even sure what to check tbh. We have a daemon that does it's proxy thing and that's basically it.

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Made as an extension of the main moderation recruitment thread, this thread is meant specifically for developer recruitment for /leftypol/.

We are asking for tech-orientated volunteers to help with development of the site's code and features, especially if you have experience with web design, common website coding languages, and/or development of mobile apps.

To Apply:

1. Log into your e-mail site of choice, and compose an email directed towards [email protected]
2. Decide on a short code word or phrase to identify yourself with, using it as the first part of your email and posting it on this thread.
3. Answer a short questionnaire, outlined below:

How would you describe your personal political tendency?
How long have you browsed or posted on /leftypol/ or her alt-boards?
Have you any experience working with leftist groups in the past?
How do you want to help the administration of leftypol.org?
How often will you be available to your work described above?
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Is there a simple solution to have a parallel /leftydeutschpol/ thread on the site, but translated to english?


Simple? None to my knowledge

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Pirate thread, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Post about pirates and and piracy be it on the high seas or the internet!
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One year in heaven; forever in my heart.


>ukraine happens
yts drowned in butthurt belt movie releases, who knew Romania and the Balts had such vibrant film industries
>gaza happens
yts drowned in fucking hebrew language movie releases, started about 3 moths ago tbh.
Netflix funding for film is a large part of US soft power and it's in my torrent releases.


The woke/antiwoke war happening in the comments on torrentgalaxy releases is also kind of interesting. Nobody ever bothered commenting for years, then antiwoke comments started appearing maybe 4 years ago. Now it's a full on war. How many comments are organic is anyone's guess.


I assume it's mostly liberals and conservatives throwing fecies at each other since people who genuinely dislike rainbow capitalism, tokenism and forced diversity do not participate in these time-wasting discussions.


Anyone know Kemono.su equivalents for newgrounds? Or any other mirrors or ways to get around the NSFW filter. It's pretty unreliable because NSFW stuff gets through while SFW stuff that gets LABELED as NSFW is filtered out.

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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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But does it respect your freedom? These are basically chromebook specs with slightly worse battery life.


Lainchan is better than most chans but the users seem a little sus to me


Is there any significant advances in Chinese tech working to make a desktop OS to compete with Windows or Mac? Can't wait to run a fully anti 5 eyes device.


Why do you think it was posted, anon? Why would somebody post a laptop with those specs?


Chinese SoCs are notorious for not running mainline Linux and having weird proprietary drivers.


The loginwall is coming. It is only a matter of time, until Invidious, Newpipe etc. will die. Now is the last chance to download all your favourite videos/music.
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You can't log yt-dlp in.


oh so the playlists are on the site? no option to export?


The Peertube viewing experience is a lot better than it used to be because of fast centralized hosts and limited (almost non-existant) usage. None of those hosts are built to scale. But there's supposed to be P2P load balancing if and when there's load, right? How well does that scale? I think it would be a mixed bag. Popular videos could be fine. Stale videos would be like stale torrents and central hosts under load probably can't pick up the slack. There's also the problem of phone users, asymmetric upload speeds, and data caps which are all bigger problems for general video viewership than they are for traditional P2P traffic. The userbase is vastly different.

All clients still work. This isn't a client issue. This is a blacklisted network issue.

You can dump your session cookies and use those with yt-dlp. I think there's also an OAUTH fork.



Damn that's pretty smart, I wonder how adblock can get around this if YT just refuses to serve the video before the ad ends

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Linux thread including trends, technical knowledge (i.e. sysadmin/automation) and more


proxmox looks interesting.




Your opinions on Lunduke? I think, his articles seem well researched and convincing.

>Firefox Money: Investigating the bizarre finances of Mozilla


>6 Dirty Secrets of the Linux and Open Source Industry


>Microsoft's growing control of Linux

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I used to like him but he turned into a massive rightoid>>24078
At least Luke Smith knows how to hide his power level


In a recent video it was revealed, that he is using a macbook!


He's eh. He's a typical Open Source advocate: doesn't care about software freedom all that much and dislikes Stallman. At least that's my impression of him.

DistroTube may be the Joe Rogan of alt-tech but at least he has a strong stance on software freedom unlike some people. Even Brodie Robertson is more supportive of software freedom than Lunduke is, think about it.


He sounds like a really condescending twat tbh



Has anyone taken the time to examine "left wing market anarchism"? and how open source software relates to it. The way I see things open source software can help entrepreneurs and small business owners make money without having to pay royalties or subscription fees to companies like Adobe and give up their right to own software. After all "capitalism" requires patents and IP law and heavy Government involvement where as FOSS is decentralized and allows anyone to profit off it without all the legal government middle man stuff.

Am I a deviant for thinking this way because since late 2018 I always got the impression that FOSS was synonymous with free market socialism - ect anti capitalist but pro personal property rights and entrepreneurialism. Some people say FOSS is communist and I have disagreed with that; as if it were communist there would be a strong centralized government body controlling things and forcing people to work on FOSS projects.
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>Freedom ain't free
Actual porky FUD repeated on leftypol of all places. $0.02 has been credited towards your Windows subscription.


your first line is arguing against something that absolutely nobody has said: the problem is, to repeat myself: in the absence of a mechanism to compel them not to be a despot, they are free to be a despot in ways which they currently are not. destroy copyright laws and there's absolutely zero mechanism to force you to re-share the source of a modified GPL program, the GPL stops having all legal force just as much as a standard proprietary licence does. "you may not share this program" and "you may only re-share this program if…" - boom, both gone, it's public domain now baby.

you, too, are arguing against a point nobody has made.
let me restate the point: at the moment, if i make a derivative of a GPL'd program, and i upload an executable, i am obliged to upload the source including my modifications so that others can furher modify it - this was the condition on which the copyright holder allowed me to modify the program. abolish copyright and this condition no longer applies, at which point it is easier for me to simply be lazy and not share it.


But people can profit off the content the software produces such as making money using GIMP, Krita or Blender. Or running a company where workers use that software or a worker co op where workers run the company and use FOSS

FOSS has a free market anti capitalist component that cannot be ignored. Its not communst


But people can profit off the content the software produces such as making money using GIMP, Krita or Blender. Or running a company where workers use that software or a worker co op where workers run the company and use FOSS

FOSS has a free market anti capitalist component that cannot be ignored. Its not communst


What's quite funny is that Stallman himself argued this a fair bit, but people here really want to synthesize their /g/-derived free software ideology with their communist ideology and wind up with "software communism", mostly regarded by pure free-software advocates as a slur.

>Now, how does free software…well, I can tell you about how free software relates to our society. A secondary topic that might be of interest to some of you is how free software relates to business. Now, in fact, free software is tremendously useful for business. After all, most businesses in the advanced countries use software. Only a tiny fraction of them develop software.

>And free software is tremendously advantageous for any company that uses software, because it means that you're in control. Basically, free software means the users are in control of what the program does. Either individually, if they care enough to be, or, collectively, when they care enough to be. Whoever cares enough can exert some influence. If you don't care, you don't buy. Then you use what other people prefer. But, if you do care, then you have some say. With proprietary software, you have essentially no say.
>With free software, you can change what you want to change. And it doesn't matter that there are no programmers in your company; that's fine. You know, if you wanted to move the walls in your building, you don't have to be a carpentry company. You just have to be able to go find a carpenter and say, “What will you charge to do this job?” And if you want to change around the software you use, you don't have to be a programming company. You just have to go to a programming company and say, “What will you charge to implement these features? And when will you have it done?” And if they don't do the job, you can go find somebody else.

>There's a free market for support. So, any business that cares about support will find a tremendous advantage in free software. With proprietary software, support is a monopoly, because one company has the source code, or maybe a small number of companies that paid a gig
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99% of the programming projects I see on github, reddit, HN, etc. are just programming tools for other programmers. "I made a data-processing library for the ButtFuck framework" "I made a fancy-pants syntax highlighter for Fartlang in vim" "I made a utility that tells you if your config file is blah blah blah" 10 billion stars on github with a bunch of badges and emojis of course. All this effort put into programmer tools and for what? So they can make more programming tools, I suppose?

The gods of programming have blessed mankind with the means of producing the most complex, ornate, beautiful machines they can dream of as a single individual without needing to worry about material or labor costs, safety or regulatory concerns, etc. and all programmers can imagine is "what if I made my shell a bit prettier." What a waste.

P.S. This is just me ranting, I know some people do make cool things, you're gonna have to just let me cook on this one
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I develop open source software with a passion to help people own the software (Gimp Plugins) as opposed to using Adobe's centralized cloud servers


Personally I suspect it's something to do with the fact that computers these days have the power that a single programmer would be hard pressed to utilise fully, seems like back in the day of 8-bit and 16-bit machines and I guess a bit in the early 32-bit era it was a real challenge to even get a rotating 3D cube (or something that looks a bit like it) on screen let alone all the crazy effects that the demoscene came out with and thus came the motivation to overcome that challenge.
Anything a single programmer could reasonably do in terms of spare time wouldn't actually be that challenging to do (in part thanks to all of the open source tooling that has been built) and in fact probably would have the computing resources left over to just write the entire fuggin thing in JavaScript and still have it run reasonably well.

To create something cool relative to what the major software houses are able to produce feels overly ambitious for a single programmer and I, like other anons have mentioned ITT and elsewhere, I get bored and demotivated just thinking about projects that wouldn't pale in comparison. Instead though I've taken to trying to learn more forgotten ways of doing things, though no one in their right mind would tackle a modern project using raw x64 assembly, I've quite enjoyed learning about it and making basic programs in it feels quite rewarding in a way that writing a single line of deeply abstracted and library heavy Python isn't.


I contribute to OpenStreetMap


>I think they do that just to filter normies.
You caught me. Is copy and pasting build commands from the readme that hard? Getting asked for free tech support sucks. The average person is trained by big companies that if they complain loudly and aggressively enough they'll get a personal answer from some underpaid helpdesk prole in the third world, and they take this entitled attitude to the maintainers of open source passion projects. Asking people to build it themselves guarantees a minimum level of competency. I'll package software for distros I use, but I am NEVER releasing a windows binary ever again unless I'm getting paid for it.


>My issue is that these fuckers think making an installer is simple impossible
that's because we have package managers. installers are Windows retardation. if you were to mess with a Windows program from source you'd have the same issue. worse even, because most Windows projects use Visual Studio

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Microsoft is finally dropping support for Windows after the Recall/Copilot exodus, guess they're focusing on Xbox or something instead.
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>this justifies staying with Windows just as easily.
Mediocre is also an enemy of good. The point is: more freedom doesn't hurt, more freedom is gud.


Well that's the thing, it's not that they're all of the sudden spying people like they hadn't been before, they've been taking and sending screenshots periodically since like Windows 8, it's just they keep finding more hardware intensive ways of spying. They must use more of your computer's resources to accomplish a task that they know doesn't need those resources since they used to do it the old way.
Like you shouldn't need more than 8mb's of RAM to wiretap someone, but no even the keylogger has to be an electron app. Even the calculator has to be an electron app. Everything. Fuck.


Recall uses a 50gb file to store recording of what the user been doing so it is also sucking up space on the system drive.


"freedom" is a feel good term, it must be defined in terms of actual practical advantage to the user. "you are free to modify the program!" is as meaningful to the non-programming user as "you are free to start your own business!" is to the unemployed man.
the tragedy of the current system is that most people already use the best programs available to meet their needs. the theoretical ability to build a better X using free software licences and an open development environment is offset by a combo of a lack of developer interest, and a lack of finance. the first is unlikely to be resolved, the second takes you out of idle licence-fantasy and into the timeline where Microsoft is split into 150 independent People's Software Development Houses. and where most end users continue using a now public domain Windows.


>"you are free to modify the program!" is as meaningful to the non-programming user as "you are free to start your own business!" is to the unemployed man.
I see it more the right to repair. Even if the user can't code it means they can use community patches
>The tragedy of the current system is that most people already use the best programs available to meet their needs
If that was the case Adobe would have went bankrupt decades ago, it is an optimized piece of shit with alternatives being generations ahead in features and speed.

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