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 No.6724[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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

Mobile Support:
https://github.com/PietroCarrara/Clover/releases/latest
Thread For Mobile Feedback: >>>/tech/6316

Onion Link:
76i2c3hn55fcj5nut3tqlboqqbbh23zvphv7lefk3vftpx6wketlanyd.onion

Cytube:
https://tv.leftypol.org

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 No.23213

Why can't Tor users post images anymore? It doesn't really stop spammers or reactionaries from posting here. I don't get the logic behind it much. It's not a good solution to spam or troublemakers but it also affects the users who dindu nuffin.

 No.23246

>>23213
I'm a tor user and down with it if it slows a torrent of shit. Yeah, it's a pain not being able to attach files sometimes.



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 No.19118[Reply]

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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 No.23027

>>23025
>Without another implementation of mkproof, mobile users can't be properly supported, unfortunately
Then someone should port it.

 No.23180

>>23025
>I don't think mkproof is currently needed.
People are always talking about spam and tor drama, why not implement it as a trial? Is it a lot of work?



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 No.23075[Reply]

Would you use a window manager with anime mascot?
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 No.23555

>>23078
yeah because x11 is bloated to shit and has a bunch of stuff packaged in it that it really shouldn't, with worse security and future-proofing.

 No.23558

>>23075
question: is this different from /pol/tards who whine about their software having rainbow splash screens in june?

 No.23560

Already have been. Kemono albeit.

 No.23568

>>23558
>rainbow splash screens in june?
Lolmao, is this real?
>>23560
Fucken Digimon.



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 No.18414[Reply]

Let's express our love for user freedom in this thread. Why do you love Free Software? Which Free Software do you love?
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 No.23559

>>18416
Richard?

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 No.23564

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>>18414
>Why do you love Free Software?
It is the purest form of freedom yet attained by man
>Which Free Software do you love?
The number of free programs out there is as boundless as the grains of sand on a beach, and I love almost all of them. I love cool cutting edge/developmental software (GNU Hurd, GNUnet, Spritely Project, openXR, Arcan, IPFS), I love workhorse software that I use daily (KDE, Firefox, Linux, BTRFS, NFS), I love funny meme software (psdoom, supertux, supertuxkart, fortune, cowsay, sl), I love games (minetest, endless sky, unciv, mindustry, veloren, vircadia), I love exotic conceptual software (plan9, templeos, inferno, genode, barrelfish), I love powerful wizardy software (emacs, org-mode, nyxt, nix, guix), I love software I haven't tried but looks interesting (various WMs like awesome, gnustep, i3, suckless, matrix, nextcloud), I love reliable and feature rich utilities (GNU recutils, GNU stow, yt-dlp), i love creative software (psychosynth, ardour, stochas, mixxx, pipewire, linux studio plugins, vital synth), i love convenience software (shin, touchegg, darkreader, git-annex, homeassistant, openstreetmaps, ublock, sponsorblock, xclip), I love privacy software (tor, monero, macchanger, qubes, pfblocker), I love software that I want to create someday

 No.23565

>>23564
I also love social networking/collaboration software (irc, mastodon, lemmy, forgejo)

 No.23567

>>23564
Linux is fine but I honestly wish the GNU project went with the BSD kernel.



 No.23548[Reply]

Post quality RSS feeds for whatever. Blogs, news sites, even a YouTube channel RSS feed or other video content. As long as it has an RSS (or atom I guess) feed attached to it.

I'll go first and dump some of what I think are good ones:

>Grumpy Gamer

https://grumpygamer.com/rss
this one is rad, it's the personal blog of the lead developer behind The Secret of Monkey Island series (so basically my hero). He talks about a lot of cool random shit. Check it out.

>Niki Tonsky

https://tonsky.me/atom.xml
Another personal blog, I've only read a few articles but they have to do with UI mainly which I like.

>Cosmonaut Magazine

https://cosmonautmag.com/rss
Quintessential pretentious leftwing magazine. It's good, I like it. It's more insightful than I thought it would be and their articles even when I disagree with them (I usually don't) are always comfy reads.
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 No.23552

Was gonna link the feed to kokoscript.com but it's down rn.

I'm just starting to get decent at organizing things, so I should have another crack at using rss.

 No.23554

You can subscribe to any YouTube channel over RSS by editing their channel ID into a URL like this: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=[put ID here]
for example here is Brandon Lee's channel: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCWo99XiRXCDdhn98vJs9Ivg

 No.23562

>>23554
YouTube has a seemingly proper RSS link in the page source, like this:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCwxYYcsH8AeuPWkv8wFogpw">

But for some reason Thunderbird can't cope with it.

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 No.23566

>>23562
I think QuiteRSS is able to parse that out
>>23563
this is unironically how I notice new threads on this board



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 No.20470[Reply]

fucking SOAP2DAY is GONE!! I already got a warning letter from my ISP regarding torrents, I need alternatives
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 No.21224

>>21223
Lucky you, in Germany it's also supposed to be heavily enforced, mostly hefty fines… There's even an ad where they literally say you get raped in prison for pirating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jddc3S7Oy30

 No.21227

>>21223
They will never find me. My complicated encryption protocol is impregnable. It involved setting encryption to required in the qBitorrent configuration so it only connects to encrypted seeders and leechers.

 No.21950

>>20470
private trackers

 No.23549

>>21224
wtf alter

 No.23556

>>21224
Actual theft? This is fine. But PIRACY!!? NOW YOU'VE CROSSED THE LINE.

How much do you have to shill for porkies to be that pathetic?



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 No.4951[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.23420

We're so back

 No.23502

HOLY SHIT ITS WORKING FUCKING FINALLY
That ancient kuroba-dev fork gave me cancer
How do I use flags though?

 No.23503

>>23502
You can't, it's not implemented

 No.23528

I am thrilled to report I can now phonepost to my heart's content.

 No.23553

Videos aren't working. 403 errors. Bumner



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 No.13433[Reply]

Share and discuss various p2p alternatives to HTTP/S

https://www.torproject.org/
Onion router, stable despite a bunch of attacks
https://freenetproject.org/
Small-world network based on encrypted key-based routing
https://geti2p.net/
Distant fork of Freenet that uses garlic routing
https://ipfs.io/
Built on distributed hash tables that consolidate data with similar hashes
https://beakerbrowser.com/
Torrent-ish web browser that can view websites on the Dat protocol
http://anonet.org/
Friend-to-friend network that does not rely on you setting up a router or having to seed or anything

There's also Lokinet and ZeroNet but they seem weird and gimmicky
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 No.19513

another fucking thread about this thats a carbon copy of all the other ones on the board?

 No.19514

>>19513
There's a bunch of Tor threads. Everybody knows about it, which is why you're seeing that, I suppose.

 No.19515

Forums are completely dead also. Forgot to add that.

 No.19516

>>19514
uhhh no you made the same thread here >>19450

 No.23546

Do you host an I2P node on your homeserver?



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 No.23386[Reply]

<If you were to criticize blockchain technology from a purely technical perspective, you might point out the flaw that proof of work requires an exponentially increasing amount of computational power, and thus electricity, in order to keep the blockchain database alive over time. You might point out how inefficient of a database it is. But you would be missing the point. Blockchain technology excites investors precisely because of how wasteful it is. Even if we had fusion (!!) it would eat up all that energy and more. It's difficult to express the magnitude of how wasteful this is, and the fact that it's built into the system intentionally is sinister.

<LLMs offer an even more ideal kind of software to the investor. First of all they require an enormous amount of capital to train, and specialized hardware to run, making them suitable to offer as a service, where the amount of profit can be made to go up in a controlled manner. What a delicious idea.


<More to my point, they offer a host of subjective, ill-defined tasks that are immune to being completed. They've managed to take something well-defined, well-scoped, and completable, and turn it into an untameable monster that will be sure to offer software churn for decades to come.


<LLMs are a way to make software take orders of magnitude more computational power, electricity, and human labor, while delivering a product whose extremely volatile quality is impossible to assure. The work will never be completed; it will only create the need for ever more labor.

https://andrewkelley.me/post/why-we-cant-have-nice-software.html

do you agree with the author? a priori it seems like an accurate description but I'm having trouble understanding two things:
>if the llm/blockchain software is worse than the discrete alternatives, why do people still prefer them? marketing?
>how does this fit in the ltv, where you usually want to outperform the average socially necessary labor?
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 No.23542

>LLMs offer an even more ideal kind of software to the investor. First of all they require an enormous amount of capital to train, and specialized hardware to run, making them suitable to offer as a service, where the amount of profit can be made to go up in a controlled manner. What a delicious idea.

Open source LLMs are basically outperforming corpo ones

Leaked Internal Google Document Claims Open Source AI Will Outcompete Google And OpenAI
https://hackaday.com/2023/05/05/leaked-internal-google-document-claims-open-source-ai-will-outcompete-google-and-openai/

AIs don't really need specialozed hardware. A GPU is enough, the issue up until recently was that all major frameworks relied on CUDA, but they are already moving away from it.

 No.23543

>>23542
>AIs don't really need specialozed hardware. A GPU is enough
only because GPUs include the specialized hardware now. this is like saying that graphics don't require specialized hardware because some CPUs include integrated GPUs
why do you feel compelled to reply when you have no idea what you are talking about

 No.23544

>>23543
You talk about GPUs as if they haven't been shipped with even the lowest end office pc for the last 30 years.
For what it matters, even keyboards and mouses are specialized input hardware

> this is like saying that graphics don't require specialized hardware because some CPUs include integrated GPUs

You mean the thing which is actually the case in the real world?

 No.23545

>>23544
you are so dumb you didn't even register what I was talking about. GPUs from 30 years ago didn't have AI-specific hardware in them, neither did most consumer GPUs from 10 years ago. now if you buy a GPU you have to pay for the AI hardware in them that you are never going to use
AI requires specialized hardware in the GPU that is different from the hardware normally used for graphics

you didn't even get the analogy holy shit. what a moron

 No.23547

>>23545
>you are so dumb you didn't even register what I was talking about.
Are you Andrew Kelley then? The other poster was answering to Kelley's claim (quoted in OP) that LLMs "require" expensive hardware so that corporations will profit from offering them as a service.

Btw are you same nutcase who is randomly accusing people of being bitcoin shills ITT?



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 No.23515[Reply]

Students at the University of Waterloo discovered that their candy machines were covertly collecting facial recognition data when 'Vending.FacialRecognitionApp.exe' crashed.
https://mathnews.uwaterloo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/mathNEWS-154-3.pdf
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 No.23531

oh yeah? well, did you consider CHINA? yeah didn't think so

 No.23532

>>23529
Bourgeois bureaucracy defeats all logic and reason once again.

 No.23533

>>23530
yea, /dev/null symlink to hell and fight the daemons

 No.23534

>>23533
Windows doesn't have daemons though, the metaphor doesn't work that well.

 No.23535

What the absolute fuck



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