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Welcome to /tech/ - ∞chan's technology board.

Please check the rules before you post:


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/tech/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.

/tech/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site. We have stickies for that. Keep those kinds of posts in there.

For tech support, software recommendations, and other questions that don't warrant their own thread, please use the '/tech/ Questions and Support' sticky.

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For tech support/issues with computers:

https://startpage.com/ or https://ixquick.com (i.e., fucking Google it)



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Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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Your ISP probably started remembering which IP they gave you the last time and giving you the same one next time.

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Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.

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Is there a better storage device than an external hard drive? I have one drive that's 2 years old and it's gotten louder and am worried about it. It's my second external hard drive I have, I buy one when I feel it's gonna crap out.

I looked up SD cards but shit's expensive. SSD's are expensive I guess external hard drives are the most cost effective way to backup stuff. I don't trust external hard drives, I read a lot of bad reviews especially on seagate drives. Flash storage needs to get cheaper.

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Aside from vault 7, are there any sources for The CIA hardware backdoors and systemd compromises?

Has anyone compiled a mega-list? If not that might be pretty useful.



Wikileaks isn't releasing the source code of the leaks just the documentation.

They get in contact with the affected people and let have a copy of the source code so that they can correct the affected part of the software.

Mozilla was one of them.

Apple rejected the offers.

Eventually they'll release it when everyone knows that they were informed/helped to resolve the problems.

For systemd, there are some files leading to a possibility but nothing concrete.

Honestly it wouldn't be surprising and people waiting for it are retarded.

Install gentoo or devuan.



>systemd compromises?

The only systemd mention I saw in Vault 7 was admin stuff because they use systemd. I saw nothing about backdoors or exploits.

In typical /tech/ style, someone saw systemd mentioned and automatically leaped to "HOLY SHIT /TECH/ WAS RITE AGAIN SYSTEMD IS FUCKIN BOTNET!!!!1!11!!!11!!"



>Aside from vault 7, are there any sources for The CIA hardware backdoors

Simple. If you're a big enough blip on the feds' radar for them to either intercept your hardware when it's being shipped or break into your home to gain access to your hardware in order for them to tamper with it, you should worry more about physical security to ensure such events don't happen. That would protect against most all the attacks that involve installing malicious firmware including those attacks from the vault 7 release.

>inb4 retards start claiming that the malicious firmware is being installed at the factory on every device, disregarding how that would amount to shitting where you eat and would put the country doing so in grave danger because banks and critical infrastructure would also be susceptible to use of those back doors against them if an enemy discovered those back doors



Being cautious isn't being retarded, it's being smart. If you're just passive and reactive, and only take steps when faced with demonstrated and proven backdoors, then you're an easy target.

Instead, you should think what they could have possibly done and how to protect yourself. It's entirely possible that there's backdoors in all modern Intel CPU that only some people at Intel and the feds know about (I'm not talking about the well-known and publicized ME features). Only way to prove there isn't is to reverse-engineer the chips completely (good luck!)


The only thing Vault7 shows about systemd is that the CIA considers it good enough to use internally. No exploits mentioned.

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Goodbye internet privacy: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/03/today-senators-will-vote-allow-isps-sell-internet-history-end-fcc-online-privacy-rules

A bill has passed the Senate to allow ISPs to store your browsing data. I'm sure the NSA has no interest in this data at all.

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>The Internet isn't a market it is a service.

That's so cute :)


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and you believe them when they say that



Only if you live under a rock ever since the Internet appeared. Not only is it a market but one of the biggest memes currently, at least in EU, is that all companies should also become Internet companies, and net-neutrality is at the core of this, the EU calls this project "digital single market".




Oh boy, sounds like 1999 all over again. But maybe EU will crash and burn first.


>muricucks have their personal information sold by their ISP to whoever's willing to pay


You can't make this shit up

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I want to save an entire 8chan thread, including full images/webms/pdfs/etc (of course not including embeds).

In other words, archive.is is insufficient because you can't see the full images, only the thumbnails.

What should I use? All the software I can find is outdated by about 2 years and broken because URLs changed since:

YChan: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ychan/

Bamboodl: https://github.com/Xenmen/Bamboodl

bdt_8chan: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/bdt_8chan/1.0.0

chanarchive: https://www.npmjs.com/package/chanarchive

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It's really shit tbh. I never manage to get a site to scrap properly with it.

Just looking at it brings me Netscape memories thought.




If you were gud, you could do this in a few minutes with a shell (or Perl, or Python or Ruby) script and wget. Throw in youtube-dl to grab embeds ("of course not including embeds" nigga plz).

But you can't, because you're not gud.

Maybe you should git gud.



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I thought only shitposters visited /tech/ anymore

That one did it and the interface is neat.


Useless, but fun 8chan scripts to improve your life

var number = Math.floor((Math.random() * 10000) + 1);
var message = "lucky number! " + number

Posts a random number at the top every time you refresh the page

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"Save as original filename" is broken. It takes the "original filename" from the link text, and that's length-truncated, the downloaded filename will be too. Fix:

document.querySelectorAll('a[download]').forEach(a => {
a.innerText = a.download;


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thanks, testing to see if this works


Some old code from when 8chan was broken as fuck:

var origAlert = window.alert;
window.alert = function(m) {
if (!/The server took too long to submit your post/.test(m)) {
} else {
setTimeout(function() {
$('.submit > input').click();
}, 1000)

This autocloses the "Captcha accepted!" screen, a unintended side effect I guess.


How to stop Race Queen harvesting your posts and selling your metadata:

$(document).on('ajax_after_post', function() {
// randomize delete password after each post
localStorage.password = new TextDecoder('windows-1252').decode(
crypto.getRandomValues(new Uint8Array(20)).filter(i => i > 0x7f));
// wipe board flags too



>Race Queen


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ITT we discuss possible ways to replace YouTube.

Currently here's a few reasons why YouTube is hard to replace:

-Backed by one of the biggest corp in the world

*Huge pool of talented programmers

*Tons of resources for hosting

-Widespread adoption

-Easy for normies to use

-Content creator get a cut of the steak

Possible solutions to some of these problems:

-Use BitTorrent protocol or something similar to distribute the load across all the users

-Make sure that the software has very good UI and no over complicated scheme in front of their eyes

-Create a crypto currency distributed based on how much you contribute to the network

-If the system is good enough people who are tired of JewTube censorship will flock in mass bringing their fans with them increasing the network viability

Since it's mostly going to be peer to peer this would also eliminate the controls of a single monopoly that would try to ultimately shove it's dick down the throat of users...

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perhaps he is referring to mpsyt


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>newfag don't know how to use a floss based cli youtube player

alright kiddo, go be a gnewb somewhere else.



There is a big difference between total decentralization and partial decentralization. When I download starcraft or wow it goes through a downloaded that tries to spool up a little torrent downloaded to save blizzards server upload sheckles.

A partially decentralized youtube could do somethings similar. The servers could send the first part of the video while some form of p2p network spools up under the covers.

You could pay people in meme coins to host content for you, clearly you would have to send the end user hashes or whatnot to ensure authenticity and report back if some third party send them shit files but that's trivial.

Should you be required to do video take downs you simply stop linking people to those videos and remove it from your servers, you could also send your third party hosts notices of the take downs so they could also remove them.

You only send the first half meg or what ever for each video and random joe with his google fiber sends the rest for a cut in meme coins. Advertisers buy advertisments in meme coins and content creators get paid in meme coins. Users can also buy meme coins to donate or content creators can sell access to videos in meme coins.


make it less racist



Advertisers are the problem to begin with. If monetization is the goal then a model will have to be developed to pay for the infrastructure and the content creators without advertising. Some sort of meme coin is a great starting point.

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Why aren't you using Mac OS 9?

>Cheap as shit hardware, you can get an ibook g4 for less than $40 with an Airport Extreme

>Secure, no one's making viruses

>Distraction free, it can only run a few things at a time so you aren't going to get distracted when you need to work

>Abandonware, there's a huge selection of software that's given away for free because it isn't supported anymore

It probably can't replace your main computer but they're damn good machines for casual shitposting. Hell, pick up a later Powerbook g4 12" and you'll be set for hours of shitposting on the go for next to no money.

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So few people are going to be using these on the web, it is HIGHLY unlikely that any sort of malware could make its way onto the system. Security through obscurity.



yea it's impossible for people to see what OS you use online and apply exploits automatically.



You use a user agent switcher to have sites load a barebones mobile version, mine is set to symbian. You get faster load times+security.


you are hacked right now



Alright, those operating systems can restore what I was doing before I shut the computer down. But what operating system can restore my will to live?

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What are the best alternatives?

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>drilling down

That's what symlinks (poor mans tag groups) and locate are for. I'm at 70TB, and doing just fine with filesystem. For music, I have repurposed zipscripts to symlink according to idv3.

For video, the rss categories/tags from torrent sites work fine too.

As for random pics/webms/mp4s saved from chans, I name them with content tags on download as a matter of habit and keep it in flat directory (ls|grep). Having all of those named as numbers is the worst...


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thank you for schooling me anon, this sounds like exactly what I want to learn





>quarter of the world's population is chinese





Sweet, it's free of missed abortions posting retarded shit, even better


A couple of guys are suing Microsoft for automatic Windows 10 installations destroying precious data.


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If EULAs are not enforcable outside of America, then users have no case to sue Microsoft when Windows delete data from automatic updates.



>Implying your average joe knows what windows 10 telemetry hosts are



What does EULA have to do with defective products?

Do you know what the EULA stands for, let alone what it says?



>implying normies wouldn't flip out knowing a program can use up their data cap without a way to stop it, reboot the computer and/or conduct (malicious) changes at will, send private or confidential information (think screenshots of open work documents, invoices, receipts), that letting other people use the software is 'theft', that the company may terminate their license just because and without explanation, etc.



>implying normies would flip out

>implying they don't just shrug and say 'oh, but it's just a part of life' (both the technology and spying) and keep using

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Do you use a rolling release distro?

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No. I run Debian Stable in all my machines with Firefox release and LibreOffice backports only.

I don't want my system to break under any circumstances. Even Ubuntu 14.04 LTS gave me problems with a kernel update.

I really want my system to boot and work. I don't care if I'm using an outdated package as long as it does what I need it to. Also, it saves bandwith.



Yes, I use Windows 10



underrated post




You wish faggot.

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The linux foundation is trying to discredited copyleft by saying that companies can get sued if the use GPL licensed software.


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I regularly see developers getting headaches over the GPL, this is probably the most famous case.


Just recently though on /tech/ I saw someone bugging Cisco during a holiday. Someone had to get yelled at by the legal team for having a Christmas vacation and not responding to source requests immediately.


>Which is bollocks since the GPL is pretty dam simple.

The entire reason I picked MIT/BSD/ISC myself is because I could read and understand them and so can users/other developers, the GPL is incomprehensibly complex in comparison, as well as being more restrictive. I feel like both of these combined lead to nothing but unnecessary confusion for developers who just want to write software that is used for its technical merit instead of for political reasons. Calling such a thing simple seems absurd to me, I feel like you're conflating the actual GPL with the summations people present which are often inaccurate because they are over-simplified and omit important details.



The GPL is simple because the purpose and intent of the GPL is written clearly in the preamble. If you understand the meaning of the preamble, it is easy to understand the meaning of everything else. The legalese exists for people who need highly specific instruction of the meaning of the preamble.



if you're talking about bixnood, that wasn't even a month ago, retard. in fucking february. it wasn't christmas.

>b-b-b-buh muh complexity

give the source code to anyone has a copy of the binary, and requests the source. it's that fucking simple. it's only overly verbose, because that's how contracts work. you make sure there are no loopholes.




>criticizing free program for aspects not related at all to free software

>completely ignoring that the same shit is possible for proprietary applications

>ignoring that user-oriented means the license aims to preserve the 4 freedoms of the user, so that no one may artificially curtail their use

>defeat commercial software

Definitely bait


More like he's too lazy to conduct a search and CTRL-F a FAQ.

>give the source code to anyone has a copy of the binary, and requests the source

It doesn't necessarily work like that. Your options are:

>1. ship source with binary

>2. give offer to provide the source code at reasonable cost (for at least 3 years and until you offer support IIRC)

>3. internet distribution for as long as you distribute the binary

>4. p2p distribution (GPLv3 only; only applicable if binary is distributed via p2p IIRC)

in the case of 2, if you redistribute a program non-commercially, you can pass the offer along.



those faggots got pozzed years ago

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why are you pretending they're a tranny though






It is a tranny you faggot


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She went a little over board on the nose candy before this talk.

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Post 'em

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(JS recommended for optimal experience)



Is this a parody? Or an example of what happens when Go fags try to make a website? It's sad that I can't tell.



>What exactly is the cuttoff between web 1.0 and web 2.0?

Dumb sluts. Web 2.0 is just Web 1.0 plus dumb sluts.



>Or an example of what happens when Go fags try to make a website?

Are Rust fags this illiterate?


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hello i made a site called chiru.no it is a FLAC internet radio and has 14TB of anime music and server runs gentoo linux for audiophile, i have $1600 headphones and hear my tunes in 4 dimensions especially when i smoke weed

i find gentoo to be the best distro for flac anime songs

software is fully free and libre under the WTFPL

optimized as fuck, executes 0.03s most of the time

i want to marry cirno




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