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/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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Consumer Advice

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

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>this downie bitch decides to infiltrate and destroy your favorite OS

what do you do?

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I have a fuckhuge imageboard folder and had an idea the other day to make a system where I could expose my collection to the internet in a way that would allow other anons to download stuff and help organize it by submitting tickets to suggest changes (add, remove, move, rename).

So my question for you is this: Are there any existing solutions that I could set up that would accomplish this or would I need to cobble something together?

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Advent of Code 2018


It's near to that time of year again, people, and the reddit competition will soon start up again. Are you going to let those twitter trannies win? Or are you going to prove your compsci degree was worth something?

(protip: it wasn't, watch as some jap codes the whole thing in assembly naked atop mt. Fuji)

What is it?

Advent of code's a programming advent calendar. 2 problems a day for every day of advent, you paste the output data into a text box. You need to register via one of a few 3rd-party websites, because there's a leaderboard: first person to complete a day's challenges get 100 points to his total, second 99, so on. If I remember correctly, someone from 4chan came first last year, but don't quote me on that.

The site's a bit cancerous, especially the sign-up thing, but it's still pretty fun. Try out a new language, or have some fun getting back to basics with one you already know.

I'll be doing it in C, with a little helper library for quickly reading files. How about you, anon?

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The scriptless web

Is there a search engine that will filter out any results that have cookies or js in them? More than filter out, it would base its results on that subset of websites only. I.e., it would NOT pagerank the currently available sites, and then apply the filter, but rather it would apply the filter first, and then pagerank THOSE sites.

Wouldn't the subset of the web consisting of no-js essentially be late 90s early 2000s web? I'm not talking about js being bad or good, but in a "media is the message" kind of way I'm wondering about the culture of those sites without js being indicative of a higher quality of content for its users. In other words, does no-js imply a certain culture (beyond just "fucking autistic weeb")?

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>be american

>pay $50/mo for 5mbps internet

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on what computer was this made ?

gotta admit despite being more then 20 years old the 3d looks amazing !

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What kind of information is leaked through Wi-Fi?

MAC address?

Are those baked into hardware or are they randomised like tokens?

Probe requests?

What exactly are they?

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Anons, I think we can agree that most package managers out there are at least in some degree bad, not allowing them to be universal. What features would you suggest for a new package manager I'm going to start writing soon?

My ideas:

> seamless integration between source based and binary packages

> package build scripts easy to modify to support newer versions

> written in C (because portage so slow that compiling most of its packages into binary form is an impossible task)

> modular and extensible, allowing you to e.g. easily modify the package manager to support SQLite for speeding dependency detection up

Your ideas of a perfect and universal package manager?

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cock.li down

is it ded 4eva?

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/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #3

Last thread:

>>915966 (https://archive.is/rQakE)



>ipfs 0.4.17 is a quick release to fix a major performance regression in bitswap (mostly affecting go-ipfs → js-ipfs transfers). However, while motivated by this fix, this release contains a few other goodies that will excite some users.

>The headline feature in this release is urlstore support. Urlstore is a generalization of the filestore backend that can fetch file blocks from remote URLs on-demand instead of storing them in the local datastore.

>Additionally, we've added support for extracting inline blocks from CIDs (blocks inlined into CIDs using the identity hash function). However, go-ipfs won't yet create such CIDs so you're unlikely to see any in the wild.


>URLStore (ipfs/go-ipfs#4896)

>Add trickle-dag support to the urlstore (ipfs/go-ipfs#5245).

>Allow specifying how the data field in the object get is encoded (ipfs/go-ipfs#5139)

>Add a -U flag to files ls to disable sorting (ipfs/go-ipfs#5219)

>Add an efficient --size-only flag to the repo stat (ipfs/go-ipfs#5010)

>Inline blocks in CIDs (ipfs/go-ipfs#5117)


>Make ipfs files ls -l correctly report the hash and size of files (ipfs/go-ipfs#5045)

>Fix sorting of files ls (ipfs/go-ipfs#5219)

>Improve prefetching in ipfs cat and related commands (ipfs/go-ipfs#5162)

>Better error message when ipfs cp fails (ipfs/go-ipfs#5218)

>Don't wait for the peer to close it's end of a bitswap stream before considering the block "sent" (ipfs/go-ipfs#5258)

>Fix resolving links in sharded directories via the gateway (ipfs/go-ipfs#5271)

>Fix building when there's a space in the current directory (ipfs/go-ipfs#5261)

tl;dr for Beginners

>decentralized P2P network

>like torrenting, but instead of getting a .torrent file or magnet link that shares a pre-set group of files, you get a hash of the files which is searched for in the network and served automatically

>you can add files to the entire network with one line in the CLI or a drag-and-drop into the web interface

>HTTP gateways let you download any hash through your browser without running IPFS

>can stream video files in mpv or VLC (though it's not recommended unless the file has a lot of seeds)

How it Works

When you add a file, the files are cryptographically hashed and a merkle tree is created. These hashes are announced by the IPFS client to the nodes in the network. (The IPFS team often describes the network as a "Merkle forest.") Any user can request one of these hashes and the nodes set up peer connections automatically. If two users share the same file then both of them can seed it to a third person requesting the hash, as opposed to .torrent files/magnets which require both seeders use the same file.


>Is it safe?

It's about as safe as a torrent right now, ignoring the relative obscurity bonus. They are working on integration with TOR and I2P. Check out libp2p if you're curious.

>Is it fast?

Finding a seeder can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It's slowly improving but still requires a fair bit of optimization work. Once the download starts, it's as fast as the peers can offer, just like a torrent.

>Is it a meme?

You be the judge.

It has implementations in Go (meant for desktop integration) and Javascript (meant for browser/server integration) in active development that are functional right now, it has a bunch of side projects that build on it, and it divides important parts of its development (IPLD, libp2p, etc) into separate projects that allow for drop-in support for many existing technologies.

On the other hand, it's still alpha software with a small userbase and has poor network performance.

Websites of interest


Official IPFS HTTP gateway. Slap this in front of a hash and it will download a file from the network. Be warned that this gateway is slower than using the client and accepts DMCAs.

glob.me — dead

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Agile is snake oil; Nu-softdev is a failure

This is insane, I'm so sick of trying to build reliable software and being told it's 'out of scope' until it eventually bites us in the ass. Clients are idiots why the fuck do we have to be at their mercy? You can't block us for months and then suddenly expect us to pull some magic out of our ass for your barely documented, proprietary, legacy system when the contract's almost up and you finally decide to reply to an email. Add to that the fact that oops you also forgot to mention a piece of critical information you can't launch without.

This stuff should be known upfront. If you don't know what you want you have no business getting a system built.

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Free laptop wifi

Liv3 in a building with many wifis, wondering if ther3s a way to get free internets someways for my laptop, in theory lolz, vpns only response.

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NEET SJW Feminist Randi Lee Harper Struggling To Make Ends Meet

>I’ve been job searching for the past few months. Kind of quietly, because I’m in a really weird position. I’m crowdfunded, and although my field is somewhat niche, the duties involved are very broad and multi-disciplined. I’ve been doing this for a while. I really like it! However, money is running low...




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POWER9 MicroATX board

They said it was going to be announced in October and I've been checking their twitter ever since. Here's the picture of it from the OpenPowerOrg summit that started today


If you've been thinking of leaving the x86 architecture without spending thousands of dollars just on the motherboard this is it, whether it's because of libre computing or security issues we finally have a viable alternative to the current standard in desktop computing. It's a bit blurry but that white socket between the ram stick and PSU looks like it might be an M.2 slot. As there's a lot empty space next to it there might even be two of them. Hopefully the SATA ports in the corner will be optional for those that don't want any proprietary code in their computer.

The tweet before this one mentions a fully libre mini super computer someone built using standard dual socket Talos computers that's very impressive with eight 18-core CPUs for a total of 144 cores/576 threads.


There isn't much on the internet about this platform asides for their wiki but a few months ago the guy who runs the TenFourFox browser has started a new site dedicated to POWER/PPC users, there isn't much content on it now.


There hasn't been any new updates recently on the PowerPC notebook project although an update is expected by the end of this month for the electrical schematics.


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Audio Hardware Thread


What AMPs are you faggots using? I'll be getting an HD 6XX soon and is currently looking for an AMP. I'm currently looking at the Fiio E10K and the K3 but don't know the difference between the two. Any amps you'd recommend?

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Super Tux Kart Multiplayer



you have to compile the game in order to test it

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How do you guys find freelance tech work?

I've been doing some freelance work (Linux SysAdmin and Ruby on Rails), and I've enjoyed both the work and the shekels, but I'm having trouble getting as much work as I want.

I've been using Freelancer.com, but it's pretty poor. There's several places where they sacrifice usability for the sake of trying to bleed out every last shekel, and in a very short-term sort of way.

So what's everyone else's experience in trying to find freelance work?

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Nanochan II

Old thread, >>>/tech/991375 has hit 400 replies and is no longer bumping.

>What is nanochan?

Nanochan is an imageboard with its software written in Lua.

>Why is it speshul?

Nanochan does not use or require Javascript in any way, shape or form.

Nanochan is totally immune to XSS due to the fact that it does not use Javascript combined with a restrictive Content-Security-Policy header. To date, zero security flaws have been exploited.

Nanochan operates exclusively through a Tor hidden service and does not restrict Tor users in any way. Clearnet users may use a tor2web gateway.

Nanochan's source code is small, reasonably clean and easy to understand.

The website itself is available at http://nanochanxv2lxnqi.onion

The most recent source code is always available at http://nanochanxv2lxnqi.onion/source.lua

Use this thread for feature suggestions, questions, etc. Feel free to use the /test/ board on nanochan to check for bugs and vulnerabilities.

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I seem to be one of the few people around who can write and understand regex, I also enjoy it alot, how do I turn that skill into money?

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Free laptop wifi

Liv3 in a building with many wifis, wondering if ther3s a way to get free internets someways for my laptop, in theory lolz, vpns only response.

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If you worked in IT at a hotel and noticed an someone using an employee laptop to watch or search for some "illegal shit" what would you do?

Lets say you remotely shutdown their laptop. And they dont log back on again. Do you wash your hands of the affair or are you obliged to report it.

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Linux Users Going Their Own Way

It's time for linux users to go our own way. The whole "GNU"/linux ecosystem - more appropriately called the freedesktop/systemd/gnu/chromium/linux operating system.

* The red hat goons basically own the userspace now. If you want to make changes to your system you can send a patch and it wil get dropped. They essentially have 100% control, linux desktop will conform to their vision alone.

* polkit and dbus.. what do these things even do? Yet you have them on your computer most likely.

* GNU glibc is bloated and full of bugs *that GNU software depends on* and it is pro abortion.

* ls / gives about 50 things. for "historical reasons": Translations, if you try to make it simple like 4 or 5 directories all with a clear and distinct purpose every piece of software in existence would break because it's all badly written.

* every single programming language has its own fucking package manage that fights against all the other package managers. Is this a joke? Why are programmers, supposedly smart people, allowing this to happen?

* You have all this FUCKING GARBAGE that is overcomplicated and nobody likes like: systemd, polkit, dbus, gsettings XML schemas. None of this stuff makes sense, the documentation is unhelpful and the systems themselves violate standard UNIX design ideas - I wouldn't have a problem with that if they had actually improved on things.

* The web browser is about 80% of the linux desktop experience now. And while it's technically free software it's nearly monopolized (firefox is digging its own grave) and it's basically impossible to make changes to. lets be honest here.

* The shell's fucked. Try writing a shell script that correctly processes a list of files that might have spaces on tabs in the names. You can do it if you study but everything takes work when it should be simple. Programming with lists of strings shouldn't be so tricky.

* The core sets of software has so much historical baggage that could be cleared away. Did you know ./configure tests if your system uses EBCDIC instead of ASCII? configure performs millions of checks, yet the software usually doesn't work either way.

How about a simple init system that doesn't reimplement half UNIX in a buggy way?

It's time for linux users to go our own way, let's have a simple operating system based on clear understand principles with man pages that explain everything you need to know. There's so much more that could be said but I'm sure you have your own complaints too. yep. slackware linux, now that's a real distro. they don't make em like that anymore.

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RMS is my husbando

check out my thinkpad

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RMS is my husbando

check out my thinkpad

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Intel absolutely destroyed by new Spectre patch

The new Spectre patches in Linux 4.20 absolutely destroys Intel. As usual AMD is mostly unaffected because they didn't trick consumers by sacrificing security for speed for over 20 years. Interestingly this is while Stress-NG socket activity for Intel increased by 40% and context switching increased by 7% compared to 4.19. AMD got a 6% increase in socket activity and a 55% increase in context switching compared to 4.19.

Will the onslaught of new Spectre vulnerability discoveries every month finally be the death blow to Intel we've been hoping for? I'm sure even the enterprise is starting to wake up to this and will be buying loads of Zen 2 servers.

>This ranged from Rodinia scientific OpenMP tests taking 30% longer to Java-based DaCapo tests taking up to ~50% more time to complete to code compilation tests taking measurably longer to lower PostgreSQL database server performance to longer Blender3D rendering times. That happened with a Core i9 7960X and Core i9 7980XE test systems while the AMD Threadripper 2990WX performance was unaffected by the Linux 4.20 upgrade.

>Those affected systems weren't high-end HEDT boxes but included a low-end Core i3 7100 as well as a Xeon E5 v3 and Core i7 systems. AMD systems though still didn't appear impacted. Those tests also found workloads like the Smallpt renderer to slowdown significant, PHP performance to take a major dive, and other scientific workloads like HMMer also faced a major setback compared to the current Linux 4.19 stable series.

>An intentional kernel change for better mitigating against Spectre is the latest reason why the Intel Linux performance is much slower.



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Why does archive.fo pull from Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security?


>Exclusively Focused on Strategic Security

>Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security is exclusively focused on strategic security: protection, intelligence, security, and counterterrorism.

Now why would they possibly want to pay for datamining access to that site?

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Adobe Flash zero-day exploit... leveraging ActiveX… embedded in Office Doc... BINGO!

It's like a greatest hits album of terrible security policies


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Libbie Anniversary and FOSS Mascot general

It's has been one year since we, through sheer autism, uncovered the gayest, most pointless, conspiracy in the history of /tech/.

Archive links (get em while can)

SFW: https://my.mixtape.moe/hgguzd.tar.gz

NSFW: https://my.mixtape.moe/fwfief.tar.gz

Videos: https://my.mixtape.moe/otonyi.tar.gz

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So I accidentally a new imageboard

I'm one of those people who saves images off of *booru-type boards, and while I tried to keep it organized I inevitably found myself with folder like "good1", "good17", "abs", etc.

Well, I noticed my sloppy habits were using lots of HDD space, so I wrote a little bash script which would put all the images in one central folder, md5 them, then link them in my categories. Saved some HDD space.

But then I f'd up, and accidentally scrambled my folders. With everything in one big fat disorganized folder with md5 names I really didn't want to put effort into sorting them... ... So I wrote another script which would scrape various booru sites and get the tags for the images I had, dumping them into a text file. I didn't know what to do with it, but I knew it was a good step.

A week later I went back and made another script that would create and populate folder based on searches I threw at it. I could just run something like "prondir big_breasts flat_chest -o bigandsmall", and it worked nicely!

But this was ugly. I like nice things. So this morning I started the bare bones of a proper SQL database, tossed a custom MVC CMS I wrote into it, jammed my tag database in there, and put together a mini-site for my glorious porn browsing.

Then I made it nicer... and I started adding features. I crossed the event horizon of "this is for me" into "hey, I think this could be a thing?" It's only day 1 into "formal" development, but I re-wrote my Bash stuff into PHP, and started on features that I would want. E.g; when you view an image it will also recommend images you might also be interested in.

So, if I keep going on this thing - what would anyone want to see in a new booru board? Since it's only got bare bones, there's not any tech debt, planning now around what everyone wants seems like an idea.

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do you think its possible to get a virus from clicking on free anime/porn sites?

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why is openbsd so shit

>upper left: *ERROR* *ERROR* *ERROR* *ERROR* *ERROR*

>right of that: text running over lines and overlapping other text

>below upper left: horribly pixellated buttons


>right of that: image viewer that shows the same fucking thumbnail for every image.


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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Again more ThinkPads than Toughbooks edition. Old one hit 400 posts once again.

>tfw the GPS module you bought for your CF-19 ended up being one from a CF-18 so it doesn't work

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China Adding Hardware Backdoors to Servers

>a tiny surveillance chip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, has been found hidden in the servers used by nearly 30 American companies, including Apple and Amazon

>The malicious chips, which were not part of the original server motherboards designed by the U.S-based company Super Micro, had been inserted during the manufacturing process in China.

>they were capable of doing two very important things: telling the device to communicate with one of several anonymous computers elsewhere on the internet that were loaded with more complex code; and preparing the device’s operating system to accept this new code


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Is this pretty much the only acceptable pre-built? It's made in the US, loaded with GNU/Linux, has little innovations here and there and actually looks nice. I'm thinking of giving this for Christmas and getting one for the living room. Does anyone still buy pre-builts, though?

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Is water flossing a meme?

A friend of mine (middle-aged housewife) was preaching to me about the merits of oil pulling. I wasn't pulled into the scam, but it did get me thinking about the physical process of a kind of viscous fluid going through the gaps in my teeth and wondered about water flossing. Certainly, it would be cheaper than those disposable floss thingies or even just traditional floss string–especially for someone like myself who flosses as much as I brush my teeth, three times a day. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Also, somewhat related, what about electronic toothbrushes. I saw those on sale a while ago but didn't give it much thought. I previously had one, but it broke, recently, so I've just been going manual. Is there any discernable benefit that isn't just anecdotal? Any dentists on this board?

[tor users can't post images]

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Old Hardware Thread

Post your retro/outdated computer stuffs

>Discuss old hardware

>Discuss uses for old hardware

>Post information about old hardware


I'll start

>imac G5

>pic related

>old as shit pc that is effectively obsolete

Anons in a previous thread mentioned using it as a home server or by installing some kind of linux on it but the tubes have no information pertaining to this particular model.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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Pipenv dev is a fucking loon

Holy fucking shit.


Good to know that pipenv is officially supported!

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Is FreeBSD a good desktop OS?

How pozzed is it?

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Linuxcounter is Dead

>Dear people, in 2011 I’ve overtaken the project „The Linuxcounter project“ from Harald Tveit Alvestrand, who has started the project in 1993, just two years after Linux was born. In the end of 2011 I’ve completely recreated the whole project from scratch on top of the old database. Since then I have maintained, administrated and bugfixed the project with all my girlspower.

>Most of you may have noticed, that I am a transsexual woman. I had my coming out to you all in 2015 and your response was so absolutely great, warm and friendly. It was absolutely awesome and I am so thankful about your support and your friendship!

>Well, I had my first gender surgery in january 2018 and my second one, the cosmetic correction gender surgery in august 2018. Since then I am arrived in my female body and for sure one of the luckiest woman around the world! But now, finally it is time for me to step back and to try to live stealth.


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Why havent you made your own operating system yet anon?

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/hng/ - Home Network General

How to utilise different colour ethernet cable caps (pic related) effectively when making own network cables (i.e what should the different colours represent etc.)? What is the minimum ethernet cable length were you won't run into issues (specifically with gigabit ethernet)? Anyone use Cat6 cabling in favour of good ol' Cat5e?

Also, home network general.

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/fucko/ FBI edition

>Home security

>online privacy

>PC and data destruction methods

>How to hide questionable images, video, audio, etc. (stenography)


>B-but I dont have anything to hide!


>B-but if you've done nothing wrong you should have nothing to hide!

If I've done nothing wrong there is no reason to search me.


>LiveUSB/LiveCD Review v1.1


>Web Posting Assessment v.2


>TrueCrypt 7.1a [Last official release]




>The Paranoid #! (now #!!) Security Guide


>Fake info Generator


>Pretty Good Privacy [PGP]



>Off the Record messaging [OTR]


>Cell Phone guide for Protesters


>Team 1: #Squad


>Team 2: #squad


>/fucko/ squad irc

#Fucko @ irc.rizon.net

All and any supportive comments, template contributions, are welcome and encouraged. NSA shills need not apply.

Template ALWAYS here: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Fucko

Previously on /fucko/:

I don't fucking know

Mumble Server:


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TempleOS General - /tosg/

Just installed this fine piece of software, feels like being digitally baptized.

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C or C++?

Objectively which language is better: C or C++?

C has WAYY less bloat and is able to run faster code, but with C++, you can generalize more readily than you can in C and write one source file that can handle all cases using templates. I also find it's standard libraries to be useful than C's just because it has things like <vector>, <list>, <deque>, <set> and <stack>, which (while not hard to implement in C or C++ by hand) saves a lot of time when you are programming. I always felt torn that I learned C++ before I knew C, but looking at C now, I can appreciate it and I like working with it but I want to know which is the language that's designed better. I've heard so much good and bad about both of them that I can't make a decision on which to use for my personal projects.

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Plan 9 from User Space Thread

I just installed this because acme. And I am really liking the interface of it. Read the man pages and there's some really interesting stuff going on with this port. I just can't understand it at all. Anyone else having luck with this? How easy was it for you to set up acme to work with your UNIX tools?

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Creative Production on Linux (Audio/Video/Editing)

What do you use/how do you cope? Is there any hope for commercial solutions/VSTs that only support Windows/MacOS to get a Linux port?

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gpg --verify kodachi-5.5-64.iso(.sig?)


How do i verify Kodachi (Linux/Gnu) OS by using gpg?

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Salix OS Thread

What are /tech/s thoughts on Salix OS?


According to pic related it's the best shit around, can anyone confirm?

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Recaptcha is kill


>using google's speech recognition to solve google's captcha

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>AIs created to judge things objectively

>White people come back as more aesthetically pleasing, feminism gets called cancer

<We have to brograms them to be more accepting of politically correct stances!

<It's clearly not correct, there are just too many white people in the database!

This is how the world fucking ends.

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come tox with me~


>no tox thread

Get in here, fags, let's have a Tox thread.

Looking for Rudolph edition

>favorite client?

>is irungentoo ded?

>will file transfer ever just werk?

Let's share our Tox IDs too. I'll start:


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Security for Beginners

Requesting some knowledgeable anons to lay out the basics of maintaining anonymity on the webs, both surface and dark, for less than educated n00bs. General instruction of how one might seek legal but (((forbidden))) information without winding up on a list somewhere

Links to trustworthy guides and VPNs welcome and appreciated

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x86 Alternative General

Computers Are Fucked But The Future Is Malleable edition

Post discussion relating to non-x86 instruction set architectures, such as ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and RISC-V.

This month:

>x86 is a mess, but is ARM any better?

>Will RISC-V truly solve all our problems?

>What are the best non-x86 desktop systems that a normal user can afford?

>lol who cares about architectures?

All these questions and more in the x86 Alternative General!

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ADL awards Tim Cook with goodest goy against Hate award

>Apple CEO Tim Cook further condemned white supremacists when he accepted an award from the (((Anti-Defamation League))) at an event in New York on Monday. The ADL honored Cook with its first ever Courage Against Hate Award, and the tech CEO took his time on the stage to address Apple's stance against hate speech and what he thinks are tech companies' responsibilities to customers.

>"From the earliest days of iTunes to Apple Music today, we have always prohibited music with a message of white supremacy," Cook said. "Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. And as we showed this year, we won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists on the App Store."

YAAAAH FUCK HATE!!!! Innocent question, what is hate speech?

<Don't worry yourself with that goy, here, take another selfie!


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Lisp users try to make a simple program, part II

If Lisp is so good, how come nobody has even made a text editor with it? No, Emacs doesn't count, it's not pure lisp. Neither does DrRacket, you need to install entire Racket language for it. Same applies to Edwin which requires installing Scheme to use it. Climacs neither, there are no binaries, it apparently doesn't even work and is basically just a joke. Zmacs is 1980's history, no binaries, no source, can't verify anything, so no.

Requirements in plain English are on picture there, and those requirements translate basically just to "make a usable open-source desktop application that can be distributed like any other desktop application", no miracles required.

Previous thread: >>923254

Its archive: http://archive.is/mnbNo

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Where to begin? I want so much to be in control of my computer. Yet I don’t want to make the leap whereby I could potentially fuck up my hardware indefinitely. Wat do?

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Is FP Niggerlicious?

What things are better in functional programming than in other programming paradigms?

Code correctness?


Less lines of code?

Have there been any real successes with FP?

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Bullet. Fucking. Dodged.

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Airplane thread

Greetings /tech/

I have spent the better part of last night trying to design a model plane for myself, however, while doing so I unintentionally created a very basic mechanism for airplane flaps

I don't know if this would work or how well

>pic related

instead of a hydraulic press as with most modern aircraft this one would, this one would utilize a set of gears and a notched rod connected from the flap to the gears, which would then be turned by a smaller motor, the orange is something I noticed on commercial aircraft that is used for covering this mechanism iirc

>second pic related is a similar mechanism to what I envisioned

What do you think anons?

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Brian Fagioli™ General

All the Fagioli threads go here.

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Meta-Machine Code

I would like to show off a tool I've created; the included image is an example of the tool with a program I've written loaded; the main page for this tool can be found here:


The page for the only current version of the tool is here; note it is an immature page in comparison:


This is an interactive machine code development environment I've created. The basic idea is each key of the keyboard, decided by position rather than value, is bound to a routine which asks questions until an action can be decided upon. An example is pressing a key for a routine that merely needs two registers in order to complete; you're permitted to enter a register number, the tool won't allow invalid such numbers to be entered at all, it asks again in the same way, and it then writes the finished instruction to the current location; if a name referring to a number was used, that name will likely be displayed instead of the numerical value, varying, and any changes to the name will update the instruction as well.

I wrote this tool in Common Lisp purely because Common Lisp has the necessary primitives. The program is decidedly non-Lispy. I'm planning to write a simpler reimplementation in Ada by the year's end and expect this will be the version that is distributed to package managers and whatnot. Some simple figuring has shown to me that the memory usage for this program, sans any undo and redo mechanism, should be well within an eighth of a megabyte in the general case and below a quarter in all cases.

The tool was borne of my dislike for assemblers. Answers are saved by similar routines and so you can very easily press keys until you find the one you need; you can't touch and feel your way around an assembler. Aside from this, there are also special routines, primarily located on the home row, which control movement, insertion, deletion, jumping around the program space, creating and deleting names, and other necessities.

In contrast to a one or two pass assembler, this is a no-pass tool, as everything must at all times be in a valid state. You can't use a name before it's created; updating a name works modulo its usage size, preventing errors from surpassing limits; and deleting a name merely removes the association, preventing further updates upon changes, among other such measures.

This is a reasonable description of the tool. Currently, only I can use it, because it's not in a friendly state for installation and I only have a correct Dvorak mapping created. I'm also still refining it and removing bugs I've added during this refining. The entire system, including the three libraries I wrote for it, is less than two and a half thousand lines of code.

I've been trying to show this tool to a wider audience, but I've not found much of one yet. Feel free to tell me what you think and ask any questions concerning the tool.

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Linux Alternative General #2


This list is for desktop oriented operating systems. List is ordered roughly by developmental stage.

BSDs - finished, werks:

Name: MidnightBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: OpenBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: NetBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: Dragonfly BSD

License: Modified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic/Hybrid

Illumos - mostly server oriented, compatibility layer is there "but haven't ported it yet":

Name: OpenIndiana IllumoS

License: CDDL License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: IllumoS Monolithic

Name: ToaruOS IllumoS

License: UIUC License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: IllumoS Monolithic

Name: Tribblix IllumoS

License: CDDL License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: Illumos Monolithic

AROS Systems - Amiga-based niche OS, mostly justwerks:

Name: AROS Research OS

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: Icaros Desktop

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: Aspire OS

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: AEROS OS (warning: do NOT use)

License: OIN License (Protection racket resemblence)

Kernel: Linux Monolithic (ain't no escape)

Oddball OS - experimental, will become better:

Name: Sculpt OS

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: Genode OSF base-hw Microkernel

Name: Haiku

License: MIT License

Kernel: Haiku Monolithic/Hybrid

GNU/Hurd - experimental and desperately needs more active development because it's borderline abandonware:

Name: Arch Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: Devuan GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: Gentoo GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: GuixSD GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: NixOS GNU/Hurd

License: MIT License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

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Do people still respect robots.txt? Or does everyone ignore it now? Was it ever something that was respected in the first place?

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What's the best language + tool for a sort of VN + interactive novel + roguelike.

It should have the easy text capabilities of CSS + htlm but also allow for writing binaries and text animations and basic capabilities of a game framework.

I'm heavily thinking libgdx could do the trick and I've used it before, but I wonder if there are better tools and languages than lmao java.

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What are your thoughts on the Linux CoC

Its been nearly 3 months since the Code of Conduct was added

Has anything changed?

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The Thinkpad of "X"

I'm making this thread because I've seen people here debate multiple time about watches and certain brand of phones and I would like to see more. What is the "Thinkpad" of whatever tech is available right now (Anything from pens, watches to cars and the tools that it takes to fix them)?

I'll start:

The JVC XX HA-FX1X, they're very cheap headphones and they're imho of good quality, they have nice basses and they're around 15 bucks.

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Why do i get the feeling that ubuntu is bloated.

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Frys Electronics is going out of business

Never seen so many empty spots in Frys Electronics and after talking with the help, Ive learned those spots stent getting filled.

LG and Sonos have both cut off shipments to Frys over nonpayment issues.

Looks like they'll be joining RadioShack soon. Sad.

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Rogue Server

I'm sure this is already a thing and there is a specific word for it but I'm not tech savvy so I don't know it. So here's the plan:

I'm at a client on a regulary basis. One of the offices I'm in when I'm there has some kinda hidden crawlspace that was created during recent renovations. Inside this this are power outlets (working) and network outlet (not working). They have a guest wifi and I know the password. I guess some inbound ports must be usable because people presenting some systems and stuff. My idea is now to setup a tiny server there that can host an imageboard. not for CP you hentai!

Is this a thing? Are there any others who have hidden servers? Are there any super tiny servers that don't make any noise? How do I hide it so it doesn't show up on any router? Any tipps?

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I'm gonna create a phone case company

Hey, I'm finna create a phone case company. What features or/and things should I add on the cases to make them sell well and stand out?

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Where were you when Javascript conquered every ecosystem under the sun?

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Is hand made hero a good learning resource?

I've heard few things about Casey Muratori other than his rants on C++ and OOP.

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Are there any FREE prepackaged forums that allow

1. anonymous posting

2. IP (range) bans

3. Archiving

>inb4 'get a load of this faggot, trying to be the next moot'

Please, no bully. Everyone and everything is being censored. Nowhere is safe. I just want my fallback option.

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Anons, why don't you use C and Cello instead of C++?


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FFmpeg for webms

Is this guide /tech/ approved?

How are you supposed to find new commands to fiddle around with in FFmpeg? It's some arcane shit I tell you.

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Need to make a AlienText Unicode format, for a project

Is anyone able to help?

reddit cus alien

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saving your battery by controlling voltage on android/thinkpad



I just stumbled on this recently. I think the information should be spread. Recent studies show: manufacturers love you keeping your battery at 100% and burning it out so you trash your equipment and buy new equipment every two years.

Keeping your battery at a lower voltage increases battery life by 200-500%.

Android allows you to kill the charging while still plugged in at


writing a 0 to stop, 1 to charge

someone discovered this and wrote an app to monitor and charge only inside of certain thresholds. depending on your phone and the proprietary drivers that are implementing this toggle, it may work better than even the app claims it does.

on my phone atleast, when using this, when battery_charging_enabled is ticked to 0 and it remains plugged in, the battery does not appear to be used at all. the app is supposed to let it drain to X threshold, and then charge it back up to Y, but the phone may be able to power itself via the charging port and not use battery at all, so the battery won't drain, and you can now keep your battery at perfect storage voltage for maximum battery life while plugged in.

this is also possible on linux with thinkpads


most laptops will not do this, it's completely dependent on the charting hardware in the laptop and the drivers the manufacturer ships.

i'm surprised android devices have this capability at all, it supposedly has wide support, though it isn't implemented at all officially in android.

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Mozilla's manifesto

"We are committed to an internet that includes all the peoples of the earth — where a person’s demographic characteristics do not determine their online access, opportunities, or quality of experience."

What do you think about this quote? Are there really demographics out there which suffer from "bad quality internet experience" ? Is there maliciousness behind this principle?

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Shell thread

Post your shell commands or ideas for shell commands. I'm compiling a list. Here's what I got so far:


gimpresize(){ input="$1"; res="$2"; output="$3"; gimp -ib "(let* ((image (car (gimp-file-load RUN-INTERACTIVE \"$input\" \"\")))(drawable (car (gimp-image-get-active-layer image))))(gimp-image-scale-full image $res INTERPOLATION-LOHALO)(gimp-file-save RUN-NONINTERACTIVE image drawable \"$output\" \"\"))(gimp-quit 0)";}
# gimpresize input.png 1920\ 1080 output.png

imagemagickresize(){ input="$1"; res="$2"; output="$3"; convert $input -colorspace RGB +sigmoidal-contrast 12.09375 -filter Lanczossharp -distort resize $res -sigmoidal-contrast 12.09375 -colorspace sRGB $output;}
# imagemagickresize input.png 1920x1080 output.png

vidtogif(){ input="$1"; res="$2"; colors="$3"; output="$4"; ffmpeg -i $input -vf palettegen /tmp/palette.png && ffmpeg -i $input -i /tmp/palette.png -lavfi paletteuse $output && gifsicle -b -O3 --resize-width $res --colors $colors -i $output;}
# vidtogif input.webm 640 200 output.gif

vidtowebm(){ input="$1"; videoquality="$2"; audioquality="$3"; output="$4"; ffmpeg -i $input -vcodec libvpx-vp9 -b:v 0 -crf $videoquality -c:a libopus -b:a $audioquality -g 500 -threads 8 $output;}
# vidtowebm input.mp4 40 192K output.webm

vidtomp4(){ input="$1"; videoquality="$2"; audioquality="$3"; output="$4"; ffmpeg -i $input -c:v libx264 -crf $videoquality -profile high -level 5.1 -preset veryslow -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:a aac -b:a $audioquality $output;}
# vidtomp4 input.mkv 20 192K output.mp4

7zipmax(){ archive="$1"; directory="$2"; 7z a -t7z -mx9 -m0=lzma -mfb=273 -md=1024m -ms=on -mqs=on -myx=9 -mmc=200 -mlc=8 $archive $directory;}
# 7zipmax archive.7z directory/

tarmax(){ archive="$1"; directory="$2"; XZ_OPT="--lzma1=preset=9e,dict=1024MB,nice=273,depth=200,lc=4" tar --lzma -cf $archive $directory;}
# tarmax archive.tar.lzma directory/

screenshot(){ scrot -e "meh \$f || sxiv \$f || feh \$f || nomacs \$f && read -erp Upload\? -n1 yn && [ \\\$yn == y ] && curl -F upload=@\$f https://chiru.no";}
# screenshot

waifu2xmax(){ input="$1"; output="$2"; quality=$(identify -verbose $input | grep -oP "(?<=Quality: ).*"); noiselevel=3; [ $quality -gt 95 ] && noiselevel=2; [ $quality -gt 98 ] && noiselevel=1; parameters="-m noise_scale --noise_level $noiselevel --scale_ratio"; [ -z $quality ] && parameters="-m scale --scale_ratio"; iteration=2; while waifu2x-converter-cpp -i $input --force-OpenCL $parameters $iteration -o $output; do ((iteration++)); done;}
# waifu2xmax input.png output.png

mouseaccelerationdisable() { for i in {0..99}; do xinput set-prop $i "libinput Accel Profile Enabled" 0 1; done &> /dev/null;}
# mouseaccelerationdisable

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Anon, what is your preferred software license?

Hard mode: Tell why

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An Open Letter to Intel

>Dear Mr. Krzanich,

>Thanks for putting a version of MINIX inside the ME-11 management engine chip used on almost all recent desktop and laptop computers in the world. I guess that makes MINIX the most widely used computer operating system in the world, even more than Windows, Linux, or MacOS. And I didn't even know until I read a press report about it. Also here and here and here and here and here (in Dutch), and a bunch of other places.

>I knew that Intel had some potential interest in MINIX several years ago when one of your engineering teams contacted me about some secret internal project and asked a large number of technical questions about MINIX, which I was happy to answer. I got another clue when your engineers began asking me to make a number of changes to MINIX, for example, making the memory footprint smaller and adding #ifdefs around pieces of code so they could be statically disabled by setting flags in the main configuration file. This made it possible to reduce the memory footprint even more by selectively disabling a number of features not always needed, such as floating point support. This made the system, which was already very modular since nearly all of the OS runs as a collection of separate processes (normally in user mode), all of which can be included or excluded in a build, as needed, even more modular.

>Also a hint was the discussion about the license. I (implicitly) gathered that the fact that MINIX uses the Berkeley license was very important. I have run across this before, when companies have told me that they hate the GPL because they are not keen on spending a lot of time, energy, and money modifying some piece of code, only to be required to give it to their competitors for free. These discussions were why we put MINIX out under the Berkeley license in 2000 (after prying it loose from my publisher).

>After that intitial burst of activity, there was radio silence for a couple of years, until I read in the media (see above) that a modified version of MINIX was running on most x86 computers, deep inside one of the Intel chips. This was a complete surprise. I don't mind, of course, and was not expecting any kind of payment since that is not required. There isn't even any suggestion in the license that it would be appreciated.

>The only thing that would have been nice is that after the project had been finished and the chip deployed, that someone from Intel would have told me, just as a courtesy, that MINIX was now probably the most widely used operating system in the world on x86 computers. That certainly wasn't required in any way, but I think it would have been polite to give me a heads up, that's all.

>If nothing else, this bit of news reaffirms my view that the Berkeley license provides the maximum amount of freedom to potential users. If they want to publicize what they have done, fine. By all means, do so. If there are good reasons not to release the modfied code, that's fine with me, too.

>Yours truly,

>Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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Does invidio.us give views and transmit other information to Google servers now?

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what's the point of learning Rust/other meme lang

when I can just learn it later once it has proven itself?

you don't get any points for being an early adopter of a language. you're basically donating (and risking) your time to benefit the late adopters after you've worked out the bugs and proved out the concept. it's very cuckish.

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Firefox is RUSTED.com

Interesting numbers on the usage for Rust in Firefox from Nov 1st 2017 to Nov 1st 2018:

Rust usage by lines of code has gone up from 3.7% to 6.24%.

We now have a total of 405,379 lines of Rust vs 6,091,861 lines of C/C++.

More interestingly at this point the amount of Rust has increased by 172,839 lines of code vs 38,241 for C/C++. This is the cumulative amount of additions and removals over the last year. For a large part of the year C++ was trending down.

So at this point we've added 4.5X as much Rust as C/C++ over the past year! Note: this number is volatile as we tend to add large chunks of code on both sides (think WebRTC, WebRender, etc). Overall it looks like we're trending towards adding more Rust and removing more C++

How does this make you feel, /tech/?

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Groff/Troff General

Since it rather hard to find good documentation about groff, i created this thread were you can share documentation, tips and you can discuss, about both groff and troff.

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802.11ax WiFi router

Does anyone care, or nah?



The triband is 700$, which is good if you're the goodest of goyim, while the dual is around 400$.

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Death to (((UNIX)))

Lispfag was right. UNIX has completely stunted the growth of software and its "philosophy" has led to hardware like x86 that operate like a clocked up 8080. C is a garbage larp language that promotes hacks such as null terminated strings and integer overflows are rebranded as features. Post enlightening non-shitter software that isn't C or (((UNIX))) here

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What is the UNIX philosophy? No, not "everything is a file". I mean the actual philosophy. Rigid modulation? A perfect blend of kernel and userland? Absolutely secure? A combination of all these things?

The state of UNIX today is so sad to me. We have Linux and BSD, the main free *nix's. We have macOS, a powerful, beautiful, but locked-down *nix. QNX, Minix, etc are unique but out-of-reach. Redox is political, and HURD seems like more of a hate-fuck than a love-child.

Within Linux, there is so many different philosophies and programs and dependces and forks that you either have to be a masochistic or a blind sheep to enjoy it.

Alternatives, like Windows and Haiku, are proprietary or in early beta.

Clearly, there's SOMETHING about Unix that makes it better than everything else. Linux may be the best of all the evils, but it's still evil. At its core, is UNIX good, or evil. It is a case of "hating the creator because of the creation"? Or is rotten from the core, like grafting branches onto a dead tree?

Is the problem of fragmentation and shitty programming answerable?

Most importantly, what is UNIX?

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Linux From Scratch


LFS 8.3 stable runs 4.18.5 kernel, gcc 8.2.0

It's a journey, but it's a good one.

Anyone else running LFS? Any useful hints in venturing further?

I'm going to install Guix + dependencies next.

I wanted to give my girlfriends old macbook from ~2006 a new life. You couldn't even view the apple support pages on the ancient safari version anymore - support is dead. It has 32bit UEFI for some reason, so I only gave FreeBSD-current a try before (stable didn't boot). Had it lying around for some time like that, but then pkg broke because of an update and I decided to start from scratch. The only 32bit linux, that I could find, that also comes with 32bit UEFI was sparkylinux (debian based). No idea why apple thought they should put UEFI on that machine. There's also no BIOS/UEFI menu at all. To get legacy systems to boot you have to fiddle around with refind until it agrees to boot that. And even then not everything boots as expected.

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home security system

Can anyone give me a rundown on making my own home security system? I was just going to hook a bunch of old usb webcams into an Rpi, is this less efficient than using power-over-ethernet cameras or analog cameras?

Specifically I need a system that can more or less run at least ten years without any maintenance, with my biggest concern being power draw. I'm not too concerned about image quality because from the start I've already decided on black/white only imaging.

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Hello frens its been a long time, wondering where you all get your torrents from these days?

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owo what's this

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WordPress 5.0 to be released tomorrow

Tomorrow, 6 Dec, WordPress 5.0 will be released.

WordPress is the most used CMS and a shitload of sites run on it.

The problem is that they've decided to integrate a broken editor called Gutenberg in the core. It's not just a mess in terms of usability, but it just doesn't work due to it being badly made Javascript bloat.

Despite the clear hate from the community, tomorrow normal people will update to 5.0 and find an editor they don't understand and probably many sites will break.

It's gonna be a fun day.


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What is the point of Arch and Gentoo?

Why go through all of the headache of configuration? Is it actually worth it? Linux from Scratch seems more educational and meaningful to me.

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### EXCLUSIVE: Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre = Approved by Stallman ###

Free Software Foundation Endorses Arch-based Hyperbola GNU/Linux

Welcome to MasterRace!

Systemd Free

Firefox Quantum Free (Iceweasel-UXP)

Stable (Debian based kernel releases without blobs)

Pacman as package manager

And The Best: No Ultra-Leftist-Wingers-SJW on Packagers/Developers TEAM


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Emacs and RSI?

Can any other Emacs users comment on this... I started using emacs around this summer because I started studying Scheme a little. Now I'm using it full time especially after discovering org mode.

Lately I've been having pain in my left hand thumb and pinky. No so much in my right hand. Any one else have RSI type problem with emacs?

I think I'll switch back to vim for a while and see if it clears up. yes i know about evil. I just want to see what and how much I'll miss

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itt: NEW PARADIGM, bloatware, firefox, linux, botnet, open source community, free software foundation, NEW PARADIGM

list of contents: 1. firefox. 2. linux 3. open source community & NEW PARADIGM

1. firefox is millions of code

>implying you can audit millions of code

>implying anyone did audit it

>implying it would be hard to put some backdoors there unnoticed

>implying firefox and torbrowser (or any browser) is safe

>implying you need millions of code just to display some text with formatting and images, with tiny real-time interaction (ajax etc)

next generation browser should be small and modular. all additional things (javascript, css, layout engine, history) should be modules/components

2. linux is millions of code

>implying it can be audited

>implying it's safe and non-backdoored

>implying you need millions of code for operating system that is just a framework for other software to run

why older operating systems like DOS were simple and small, yet worked?

why isn't linux kernel just small core OS that controls hardware and allows other subsystems on top of it? so you could add GUI subsystem, etc

why templeOS could be small but strong and advanced? because it wasn't made by open source niggers, it was made by WHITE supremacist, racist, by GOD. and he didn't give a shit about code of nigger conduct, he gave a shit about what's important.

why even 20 year old proprietary OS like windows2000 or windows95 is so superior in everyday activities than linux shit? why proprietary music player foobar2000 (made by one person in free time) is so superior to any linux shit player developed by 1000 people?

3. open source community (open source niggers), free software, those philosophies just don't work. they worked on linux and firefox for decades and the result is a piece of shit, piece of nigger dog shit.

and open source niggers are controlled by jews and soros, they planted SJWs and agents to destroy those projects from the inside so open source loses and is backdoored, jewed.

open source community existed for decades and it's proven that the system doesn't work. so now there are two choices:

a. close open source community and accept proprietary superiority and join them.

b. close open source community and start a new system. something to replace proprietary and open source community. a new system. new vision. that will control the software, hardware, world. that will lead to ultimate software that has perfect design, perfect code, perfect implementation, perfect support. something like Hitler and national socialism of the software world, but even better and stronger. machine code equivalent of gas chambers.

New paradigm, new universe, explosion.

defeat jews, evil, botnet, degeneracy with this new system.

so let's start to discuss and design this new system of developing software, of developing everything.

what I saw in open source shit is lack of design, planning, management. There is no design and analyzing what to do, instead random people just come and shit poop into the project, then they go away. Open source project is made of millions of poops, shits. In proprietary software you have designers, managers, producers and then you have developers and artists that implements things they are told to implement. A good developer could be shit designer or manager.

and we need a new license. agpl and gpl3 are shit. the corporations still steal and fuck us over. w need a stronger license, we need a Commie License. a full communist license that won't allow any corporation or rich greedy jews to profit from us and our work. or having ability to earn profits from shit, but it only goes into creators of software, not into jews with capital and patents, copyright. we need to destroy capitalism and shekelling with our new system.

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linux PWned

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Retroshare thread!

Retroshare is a p2p program providing email, chat rooms, file sharing, forums, channels, over fully encrypted tunnels. It can replace most things you need to do online. Find it at http://retroshare.net/ or through your distributions package manager. Retroshare has gotten many new features recently.

Retroshare supports full hidden service mode. When you get to the profile creation popup don't use the default. Instead click the advanced button and then configure your tor hidden service. This adds another layer of encryption and provides anonymity. We have a chatroom on retroshare right now. Come try it out!


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better search engines

wiby.me is full of html only websites and interesting things I haven't seen from google.

duckduckgo is privacy focused and doesn't try to curate results according to your search history. But its still not quite as good as google for finding things.

Is there any search engine you can unironically use as a substitute to google or are we pretty much stuck with them forever?

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Demoscene Thread

In short, demos are computer programs showing the amazing capabilities of a given platform in an entertaining way, sort of like a music video, but instead of rendering some animation offline it's real time. Of course modern computers are so powerful it's hard for just few people to make some new thing on pc that was never done before graphics wise, so to make things interesting people are restricting themselfs to small executable sizes like 64 or 4kb, sometimes even just 256 bytes.

I'm personally way more interested in the demoscene for retro computers, Amiga and C64 in particular. Some of you might remember me making such threads before from time to time where I was just posting clips from the demos I liked. Well... I finally started coding on C64 this year and managed to release 3 productions, one even at the largest C64 party in Holland.

For me nothing can best the fun I get from programming demos on the C64. The platform has lots of weird quirks and limitations that really make you think different about creating your desired effects. That's true for most of the retro plarforms, where you didn't have enough ram and fast cpu to just calculate everything, instead you are playing with the raster beam to bend the graphics and using the weird bugs of the chips to produce some unusual results, but I feel like the C64 has the most of unintentional features of the old computers and it also has an awesome soundchip.

Well, here's my crap, feel free download and run in emulator or look up the names on YouTube for videos. If you have a C64 and are able to run it on real HW that's even better. It's PAL only.

I can explain some of the C64 trickery if people are interested




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What's it like knowing that the Unix philosophy is dead?

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whats up with this

basic search functions don t work anymore

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Could the government ban the use of Tor and crypto? Could they allow only a select few websites to operate?

Say it was going to happen tomorrow, what data would you hoard before they shut it down?

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/sdrg/ SDR General

What an SDR? .t Wikibedia

Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system. While the concept of SDR is not new, the rapidly evolving capabilities of digital electronics render practical many processes which were once only theoretically possible.

Helpful links:





For those that share our interest please feel free to join our mumble server @ Mumble://

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Linux Alternative General


lets try to get this shit OS thread spam under control.



>illumos is a fully open community project to develop a reliable and scalable operating system. It began as a fork_of the former OpenSolaris_operating system. Our goal is to foster open development of technologies for the 21st century while building on a twenty-year heritage, but free from the oversight of a single corporate entity and the resulting challenges thereof. While our code base has a long history and many engineering traditions attached to it, our development processes are being reinvented in an attempt to remove barriers while maintaining consistently high code quality.

Features include "LX Branded Zones" to run linux code with near zero overhead in a secure isolated container. Complete ZFS support. Dtrace which is industry standard if you're into that type of thing.



>The OpenBSD project produces a freely available, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our goals place emphasis on correctness, security, standardization, and portability.

Features include "ports" which has most of the neccessary linux applications you'd use. Simple bullet proof applications. Amazing man pages. Batteries included OS, just install and go.


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Legit rust thread, what are its pros and cons?

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Is there somewhere some sort of comprehensive list of all the anti-competitive, anti-consumer, and just straight up illegal or otherwise evil shit this company had done over the decades? And if not, could we make one?

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This is a complete unicode test page


If you can't render all the characters on this page, then your distro and/or browser has failed at fonts and should be disregarded.

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Bill Gates unveils newest Microsoft offering

A literal tub of shit. It’s definitely a step up from Windows 10.


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Haiku OS

Is this the future now that (((they))) have subverted linux?

Any anons have experience with it?

Should I prepare to make the jump?

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Microsoft might be killing off Edge

Microsoft will be replacing EdgeHTML with Chromium?


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>start reading a scientific paper on neural network that can crack captchas

<"Hmm, always wanted to learn more about neural networks and this project might give me enough of a push to do so"


>make dataset by modifying open source of some old (but still widely used) captcha

>little fidgety at start but starting to get a hang of things

>start implementing hyperparameters

>building layers of said neural net

>finally coming to training phase

<"Error: You can't combine Convolutional and LSTM networks, you dummy

am I a brainlet or is it that people have started lying on most NN science papers because others won't call them out and test their theory

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Typesetting General

It's the current year. Is there anything out there better than LaTex for typesetting technical documents? The syntax used in LaTex is god awful, but of course the only reason anyone puts up with it is the beautifully typeset document that results. Since I've been out of academia for a while, I'm wondering if there is any viable alternative, or are people still doing things the old ways? I do see that many popular editors have preview functions for latex formulas, that's nice, but it doesn't entirely ameliorate the pain.

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How do we kill big tech?

Or at least how do we hurt them in an attempt to bring back the tech frontier? They now censor and directly control everything we look at, The '96 free internet act has been effectively crapped on, normies are complicit in being spied on, they limit the press and don't even deny it, and most of all, they have the ability to shutdown anything on the web even if it has nothing to do with them by simply influencing or gobbling up domain hosting companies. Google's "follow the money approach" for everything they do is inevitable because they know nobody likes them, but have no way to avoid them. Any tech enthusiast in the 90s-early 2000s would look at this and say "this is gay" I'm not using this and every record and film company would say "yes! We must work towards this". So here we are how would you stop 1984 from happening rn?

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I've read that ICC produces noticeably faster exectuables compared to GCC. If so, why aren't people ricing their systems with ICC? Would the GNU/Linux kernel even compile?

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tiling WMs

Can someone explain to me in simple terms what the point of tiling WMs is?

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Zig Language

Zig is an open-source programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and clarity. It is intended to directly compete with C.

Key Features:

- Potential for developer awareness for every memory allocation happening; AKA the potential for perfect software with correct memory management in mind (EDGE CASES MATTER)

- Stress on compilation-time computations and heavy optimizations

- Syntactic additions are heavily discouraged -- no adding random bits of syntactic "sugar" just because it satisfies your eyes

- Cross-compilation from any OS

- Seamless usage of C code; NO bindings needed





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Gentle reminder to disable upnp and update your router firmware yesterday.

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Let's assume you're an OS development team leader. What would be the most important features of your new OS?

Hard mode: Don't limit yourselves to very general descriptions like "fast", "secure" etc.

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Is Ada worth learning for a hobbiest C/C++ programmer who doesn't intend to LARP as a DoD contractor?

Where's the best place to start?

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Do you guys know if there is any source code open or otherwise for any of firmwares of older dumb phones?

I know that Mitnick got source code for MicroTAC ultralite, but he never shared his score.

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VM thread/best vm ost OS discussion

tl;dr tired of dual booting, loooking for lightweight, stable, and nvidia-freindly os to run my gayming OS in.

What's the best OS for running gpu passthrough'd windows 7 VMs on a second gpu and monitor? I've tried several already, including gentoo. Half my woes are due to >nvidia cards and the fucking driver situation. Gentoo didn't install the nvidia drivers, debian netinst failed with any wm i tried after driver install.

I have 2x gtx1070. Is it stupid to want to run the host OS through one gfx card and the guest through the other, and so plug a monitor into each card? Wouldn't I get the most performance this way? why is it so fucking difficult to set this up in xorg.conf?

Xubuntu 16.04 could do it actually, and it was easy too, but it also took 4g of ram idle, even more than win7. Fuck that. I tried taking the xorg.conf that was generated and using it in debian with xfce, no luck.

i've temporarily uninstalled linux until i can decide on a distro for this, or if i can manage to get debian netinst to install the nvidia drivers. I'm going for a light and stable distro mostly for internet browsing and running VMs, debian seemed perfect and I'm really disappointing I couldn't get it to work despite my best googling efforts.

>inb4 freetards start sperging at nvidia

it's what i have. Yes, I regret it, an amd card would have made this whole process much easier. And I want performance here, so I'll be using the non-free drivers.

sorry for the blogpost im frustrated

Also VM thread for VM discussion. qemu or virtualbox? what do you do with your VMs? is it even worth it to run a vm without hardware acceleration, except as a sandbox?

>pic unrel

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unpopular /tech/ opinions

>Windows 10 has unironically become good

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Buy your tech toys now before the poo poo hits the fan.

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Let's discuss the greatest processor of all time.


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First Programming Language

What is the best possible first language to learn? I want to start with solid foundations. Ultimate goal is becoming real life tony stark.

I heard scheme/lisp is the way to go and if i can learn that first it would be way easier to get a hold of other languages since i would be able to understand the philosophy.

But i'm not %100 sure because MIT uses python rather than scheme for its computer science program.



So what do you guys think?

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Systemd 240 Continues Picking Up New Features...

Tell me again, what was the main purpose of systemd?

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Why are aftermarket computer chasses all so hideous?

No exaggeration here, I have trouble searching for computer cases because all of the screenshots actually make me nauseous. I get this horrible feeling in the pit of my gut and my neck starts to burn up at the mere sight of them. So who the hell buys these things? Why are they all towers, and why do they all have clear panels on the sides? Are people worried about rat infestations? Why the hell do they all look exactly the same?

I guess this can be extended to most computer peripherals in general, but you'd think there'd at least be one or two good cases made by companies that don't manufacture computers as a whole.

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Protonmail or Tutanota

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Anti surveillance squad

What noided shit do you do on a daily basis that makes you subvert the surveillance state powers that be?

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Blazechan 0.13.0: To The Stars


The blazing fast imageboard

Version 0.13.0-b1: To The Stars Update, Beta 1

NEW: Frontend and backend have been separated from Blazechan and are
not replacable. The documentation for the interfaces will come before
the 0.13.0 release. We are getting closer and closer to a 1.0 release.
CHANGE: The folder layout has been modified a bit. Shell scripts are
now in bin/ and config examples are in etc/.
NEW: The config file is now in JSON format and resides in config.json
in the root directory. The names are pretty much analogous from the
.env file, so migration will be easy. The new configuration file also
gives you the option to change your database backend.
CHANGE: install.sh should now be fully working, and as more operating
systems are tested with Blazechan, more systems will be supported. If
your system is not supported, you can skip the check with
--disable-packages at the moment.
CHANGE: Blazechan now doesn't directly depend on Node.js to work, but
the default frontend does. If you install a frontend without it, you
should not need node.js at all.
CHANGE: The API for Blazechan has been tidied up a bit. A major API
refactor is also coming soon, which will make the API reflect more of
the functionality of the main site.

BROKEN: Moderation is currently broken. It will be fixed before the
final release.
BROKEN: Likewise, extensions are broken. This is because the
frontend/backend separation changed both the APIs and the paths of a
lot of functionality.
BROKEN: Some of the panel still doesn't work. See above.

It is finally here. After long last, the engine is fractured but whole. In the coming weeks, I will be slowly fixing the remaining issues, adding in the missing features, and make this imageboard software the greatest among all. I was burnt out for a while in general, couldn't work on any code (went to work like a zombie), now I got out of my burn-out and am back to making imageboards great again.

And yes, the frontend got a rework.

Live testing instance (0.12.0): https://nextchan.org/

Main engine: https://git.m712.xyz/Blazechan/Blazechan/

Default frontend: https://git.m712.xyz/Blazechan/frontend-default/

Default backend: https://git.m712.xyz/Blazechan/backend-postgresql/

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Stallman repeats many times in his interviews that some group went out of its way to use the term "open source" to undermine the free software movement.

Is this true?

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How to Fight Back Against Deplatforming

Anyone platform which upholds freedom of speech is censored by (((the powers that be))). There are two avenues to this - withdraw or threaten to withdraw payment channels unless censorship demands are met, i.e. gab removing posts from Patrick Little. Fiat channels are gatewayed and to use them is to be at the mercy of paypal, VISA, the banks, and governments.

The solution? Use cryptocurrency - specifically DAI. DAI provides all of the benefits of BTC while maintaining price parity with the US dollar. Each DAI is backed by ETH collateral sitting in a smart contract and stays stable even if the collateral does not (the particular ways it accomplishes this will not be explained here, but you can check the price history if you don't believe the system works). It does NOT use a bank & has ZERO counterparty risk.

It is NOT private, but zk (zero knowledge) DAI has been successfully implemented so things may change in the future. DAI can be sold for ETH and then XMR and then USD, so it can be extracted back into USD privately to meet any real world obligations.

The other avenue is to cut hosting entirely. I think this is a secondary issue as even gab, piratebay somehow manage to stay online, with occasional interruptions. The solution here is to put the service on something like a TOR hidden service or to distribute the contents between the users (like ZeroNet).


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Xorg bug allows root access

linux btfo


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/tech/ curiosities

A collection of archetypal idiosyncrasies you'll find amongst "smart" people in academia and the tech world at large.

>Struggles with concept for ages.

>Declares it easy to everyone else struggling.

>Takes a long time to complete something

>Declares it took very little time at all.

>People get close to his mastery of a subject.

>Reminds them of how much more there is to learn, (you're on a plateau, you cannot even see the summit).

>Asked how to learn subject M

>Recommends "easy" books on M he barely understands.

>Doesn't know an answer

>Recommends googling, for it should be obvious.

>Cannot solve a problem

>Presents an outline for the solution, lets you fill in the missing details.

>Learns a new programming language S

>Declares S the best way of doing everything

>Later learns language T

>Declares T the best way of doing everything, and S users as stupid.

>Fails to learn concept C

>Disparages C as worthless

>Mocks reddit users

>Reads reddit posts which answer search engine queries.

>Buys books in fields he wants to know more about

>Never even reads them.

>Zealot for open source operating system L

>Has never looked at source code for L.

>Fully aware about dangers of malware

>Runs sketchy code anyways, knowing the danger is a suit of armour.

>Smartest man in the room

>Fails exam because he doesn't need to study.

>Never reviews anything, ever.

>Relies on reviews for all purchase decisions.

I'll come up with more later. How many of these match traits you exhibit?

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>Install legit copy of windows 10 home.

>Use it for a while, download ear trumpet for free from the app store because no login required and I need a better per-app audio mixer.

>Switch to free as in public toilet linux

>Switch to hackintosh macos mojave

>Back to free as in toilet

>Back to windows 10

>At this point the drive including efi partitions have been wiped numerous times.

>Windows 10 remembered that I downloaded ear trumpet before. I'm on a vpn too so the ip was never the same as old usage.

So it's that thing where they tie your hardware in to authorize the windows 10 copy obviously, but I didn't know it also tied into the store. And it's especially weird that it remembers your downloads even if you've never had a microsoft account in your life.

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GNOME has Human Interface Guidelines

Why aren't you using a HUMAN interface designed for HUMANS by HUMANS??!?


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Malicious discord bots?

i had a person tell me they are a pentester and they wrote a discord bot where they can inject payloads into the discord application

*after having googled for a few about malicious discord bots or such exploits i have to admit i didn't find much

-is this person bullshitting me? or do they have a bot that can 'put payloads' into people's discords?

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>HDMI cables with ethernet




As a former VGA man now, is this safe?

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Bloatware Is Proprietary

There is a big problem with a lot of free software nowadays, and that's bloat. There's a really good article put out by the suckless community on this issue (https://suckless.org/philosophy). This page does good at describing the practical problems of bloated software, but I want to talk about the ethical issues surrounding "bloatware".

Now, technically, all bloatware put under a free licence is free software. But that doesn't mean that you can edit it, at least not easily. Freedom 1 of the Four Essential Freedoms states that the user has the freedom to "study how the program works." How the hell can you study the program if it's all jumbled up? This produces the same problem that proprietary blobs do: a gateway from studying how the program works. It may be easier than machine program to read, but given enough lines, the program becomes virtually unreadable.

What are some examples of this?

> chromium, firefox, most GUI web browsers

> bloated window managers

> anything GNU touches

> the big elephant in the room that came from Red Hat

> the Linux kernel (there's no way one program needs 4.8 million lines)

Now, how can we solve this? Start by using simple software. Don't use urxvt, use st. Don't use i3, use dwm. Now that's not to shill the suckless community. But they're really the only ones pushing on this issue, even though they only come at it from a practical perspective. Start by rolling up your sleeves and learning how to patch these programs so they do the things you want them to do.

Another good idea is to build a LFS build using only simple programs. Rather than the GNU utilities, use some of the BSD utilities, or Plan 9. Ideally this should be available in a distro, but that probably won't happen for a while. If anyone wants to work on this with me over the long term, let me know in this thread.

Pic not related, but it is awful programming.

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I would like to use a VPN.

I am ignorant on the use of VPNs.

I am in the U.S. and would like to know if it is a good idea to use a VPN based in the U.S. or should I get a VPN based in another country.

Also, if anyone has any suggestions as to which VPN I should use, please let me know.

I would like to configure my OpenWrt Router to use it.

I was thinking about TorGuard - https://torguard.net/

In addition, is buying a prepaid card with cash at the local drugstore and then getting the service a good idea?

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How to protect my ears of an acoustic attack?

The US withdrew more than half of its Havana diplomats last year and expelled 15 Cubans after 24 embassy staff and family reported a bizarre list of symptoms, ranging from headaches, dizziness and difficulties in sleeping, to problems with concentration, balance, vision and hearing. Many said their symptoms developed after they heard strange noises, described as cicada-like chirps, grinding, or the buffeting caused by an open window in the car.

The accounts led Washington to claim the diplomats had been victims of “”, though an FBI investigation found no evidence that sonic weapons were involved. Physicists have voiced doubts that such weapons were even feasible.



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⌘-F no webm thread


Post your /tech/ related webms.

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>What is XMPP?

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communication protocol for message-oriented middleware.

Unlike most instant messaging protocols, XMPP is defined in an open standard and uses an open systems approach of development and application, by which anyone may implement an XMPP service and interoperate with other organizations' implementations. Because XMPP is an open protocol, implementations can be developed using any software license and many server, client, and library implementations are distributed as free and open-source software.

>What client should I use?

Get Conversations if you are on Android, Gajim or Pidgin on desktop PC.

>How do I join this /tech/ groupchat?

Here is the link: xmpp:publicg@conference.yourdata.forsale?join

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Python Beginners Book

Which one of these are better? Also book thread

Python 101 series

Python-101 my.mixtape.moe/fdsenv.pdf

Python-201 my.mixtape.moe/sabiqp.pdf

Also considering Jupyter Notebook 101

Zed Shaw's Books

Learn-More-Python-3-the-Hard-Way my.mixtape.moe/uvykfx.pdf

Learn-Python-3-the-Hard-Way my.mixtape.moe/jauyaf.pdf

Also considering Learn Unix the hard way

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Office Suites

I've been using LibreOffice, just sort of by default, and it's far from perfect and I get the impress that /tech/ doesn't like it, so I'm wondering:

1) What do you use?

2) Why does everyone else's answers to 1 prove they're fags?

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Why ask for advice if you don't listen?

Anyone else here sick of constantly being asked for basic advice by people that never listen? Usually it's boomers that pull this on me and it seems very common.

>Cable company installs new modem

>two weeks later boomer parent calls cable company to inquire about TV service so he can watch sportsball

>They send new modem and lie to him telling him he can get TV service with it

>Just spent all day installing new modem/setting up network again because they changed the router screwing up my custom configs

>Tell boomer parent that this new modem isn't going to change anything and is just going to cause me to spend the day re-doing all the work I just did

>three weeks go by

>boomer parent starts nagging me because he can't watch sportsball

>tell him to call to have TV service hooked up because I don't have time to call for him

>yells at me for "never being around" and "not taking the time to help him"

>install new modem and re-configure network for the third time in a month

>No TV service obviously because nothing is hooked up to to get it

>says I must have fucked something up and wants me to call cable company again

>tell him to do it himself

>cable company says they need to roll a truck to install cable boxes for TV service

>get yelled at again because I "wasted three weeks" and he can't watch sportsball today

I don't get it. Same parent constantly expects me to drop everything to re-install Windows. I've set-up multiple Roku/Android boxes for them with all the free tv/sports they could ever want. I've had to configure every device they own multiple times. They don't follow instructions and manage to fuck up everything I do within a few months without fail. They refuse to try Linux. They refuse to learn anything for themselves. When I was growing up this man would set-up his own stereos, TVs, and stayed on top of technology.


>Spending time with Mom's side of the family for the first time in years

>soon as I walk in the door have multiple tablets/phones thrown in my face

>"They don't work anon, you're smart, fix them"

>say I didn't come here to do tech support

>"but anon we want to get <oldest aunt> on facebook"

>say they probably know more about iShit devices and facebook than I do because I don't use them

>"Are you high? Why won't you help?"

>explain that I don't expect my family to work for free when I have them over for the holidays

>everyone is pissed off because I won't spend a family gathering setting up their iShit devices for them

>get called lazy because I won't do free tech support

>they wonder why I never show up for family events

Anyone else feel the same way?

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Physical Security

Any interest in physical security?

Locks and Safes, Alarms, Access Control, CCTV, etc...

We could talk about how despite existing for exponentially longer it's somehow in an even worse state than cyber-security, or how the overwhelming majority of CCTV cameras come from Chinese government owned companies, or just post some questions or someshit? I dunno.

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How come no one has ever expanded on this or made it useable?


Store data in infinite numbers.

You store data inside and it gives you a string which you can use to retrieve the data.

someone should get an AI to use this.

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Non-CoC modern OS from scratch

ITT: Organising non-CoC quality OS.

OSDev fags get in here.

I made the effort to format this in markdown, so feel free to enhance your reading experience.

As mentioned in >>1000224 I now made an attempt to gather ideas and put them into one post. I also added some of my own.

# Introduction

Since the introduction of the anti-meritocratic "Contributor Covenant" CoC, many seem to fear that this is the downfall of the Linux kernel, and there is a debate about a Linux replacement going on. There have been (direct and indirect) attempts to generate a "movement", or establish a group of people to develop a new operating system that is not plagued by a CoC, however, without much success as of yet.

Since many are not content with existing alternatives, and are in favour of a completely new "untainted" operating system, I have taken it upon myself to attempt to create a basis for collaboratively planning an OS.

# Modern design

A modern, proper operating system should think into the future and dare to prioritise making bold design decisions over compatibility with existing operating systems and software libraries. Although compatibility is great to immediately have, if it means adopting bad design choices from other operating systems, then there will be detriments in the long term.

Since we are moving away from Linux, I think it is an appropriate moment to break the cycle of bad design choices propagating themselves through platforms because of compatibility. As we do not need backwards compatibility in our OS (as there is no previous version), we have the opportunity to design a new operating system interface that fits current technology. We can take this opportunity to take a good look at the problems of previous platforms, and ensure that our platform does not have them.

This will be a major project, and take much time. The OS will most probably not be as fast as current OSs, as they are more mature and have had much time for optimisation. It will most probably not be able to run any games, but that is not important in my eyes: Games pressure the platform for efficient hardware drivers, which often leads to proprietary software (vendors' drivers).

to be continued

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Do you think IBM could make a comeback and become the most valuable company again?

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DEFCON 26 videos are up on youtube..


Anyone learn anything cool?

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Best jewtube alternatives?

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HTTP-over-QUIC to be renamed HTTP/3: No more Anon edition.

[https://archive.fo/UJCMC] https://www.zdnet.com/article/http-over-quic-to-be-renamed-http3/

>IETF agrees to base the next major iteration of HTTP on Google's QUIC protocol

>This will become the second Google-developed experimental technology to become an official HTTP protocol upgrade after Google's SPDY technology became the base of HTTP/2.

[https://archive.fo/TACI4] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-quic-transport/?include_text=1

>5. Connections

>A QUIC connection is a single conversation between two QUIC endpoints

>Once established, a connection may migrate to a different IP or port at either endpoint as described in Section 9.

>9. Connection Migration

>The use of a connection ID allows connections to survive changes to endpoint addresses (that is, IP address and/or port), such as those caused by an endpoint migrating to a new network. This section describes the process by which an endpoint migrates to a new address.

Welcome to no anonymity

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Fully Botnet-Free Computer?

After a lot of digging I was able to find a computer that is free of all botnet and bloatware and is completely free/libre, with no (0) known vulnerabilities. It's old but they're still making them and they're very cheap. Do any of you have experience? Pic related

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Hey there /tech/

I've been working for a major IT corp for a few years now. I'd like to get back to programming since lately I got aware that I'm getting dumber than a brick and the environment is getting close to killing me faster than my cancer. Any recommendations for new job opportunities where I can actually use my skills?

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Tesla's Bifilar Coil

Its interesting how much pseudo science surrounds some of Tesla's patents. But here is just a no bullshit rundown on the immediate properties of the coil that Tesla states in his patent is to be used as an electro-magnet coil.


Using a Neodymium magnet and a 9v battery we see the interaction of the magnet to the coil.


Neodymium magnet will align perpendicular to the core within the area of the coil up until approaching core.

N. Magnet will align parallel to the core while in the area of the core or close to it.

N. Magnet will not be affected if on the outside of the the area of the coil in any way.

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Projects switching away from Python

Anyone have any more examples of projects moving from Python to something else? I, for one, and very happy to see more people realizing that this overgrown toy language has few merits in the face of other languages.



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Creator of Pepper&Carrot and free software advocate gets cocked


This shit appeared because of Mastodon and Framasoft.

>Over the years, the community around Pepper&Carrot has grown a lot. It has grown so much that nowadays the project has 44 members on Framagit (our main tool to manage the translations, renderfarm, website and also many other P&C projects) and our discussion channel on IRC (bridged with channels on Telegram, Riot/Matrix and Framateam) is followed by dozens of contributors from all around the world. This virtual place for Pepper&Carrot's contributors rarely sleeps and there is always someone awake around the globe to chat on it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If I look back at the time when I started the project...This is just unbelievable and great! Thank you all for your presence...

>But over the last months, we started to notice situations between contributors. What would we do when someone starts using bad words repeatedly? (Some members of Pepper&Carrot's audience are quite young). Who would we contact in case of an act of racism or sexism? How to manage if we would have someone coming to our cool place with bad feelings? How to proceed to moderate this type of situation?...

>In order to answer these questions, two months ago we decided to start the quest to adopt a Code of Conduct. Craig Maloney (who leads the Pepper&Carrot Wiki, proofreads the English webcomics and helps at script doctoring) took this task upon him and invited the community to interact with his proposal of a CoC on Framagit. The thread, of course, quickly became a long debate and you can still read the archived comments of our internally famous issue 21 on Framagit.

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>iPhones are secu-

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We've had this shit for almost 20 years

when did you realize that ""cloud storage"" services are really just needlessly reinventing SFTP?

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Is the suckless philosophy and modern minimalism a meme? It seems like most of it is aimed towards LARPers who wish to assert their superiority over package count and free space. Is there any inherent advantage, in say, using a userland other than GNU (busybox, BSD, etc) and using libraries such as musl? And would it be worth it if that is the case?

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>distributed internet

>decentralized internet

>I will rule it all and become king of the geeks

Are you guys excited for Urbit?

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Extreme Effort/OC Script RICE

>Whoah... XDG/POSIX looks like THAT?


* Your Scripts

* Your CSS

* Your dotfiles

* Your apps

* Browser Tweaks

" Favorite Patches

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Innocent question here:

Why doesn't any Linux distro have an installation paradigm like MacOS or even Windows ? Why are there so many different package management methods ?

Installing from terminal, e.g. via na .sh file or whatever is really not user friendly at all and it just baffles me why no project has really done anything about this.

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Running HolyC on Linux?

Is there no good way to run HolyC on Linux yet? Any hope that this can be done? Or do I have to use TempleOS so far?

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This is the account of ANSI C when it was created, when the Lord God made the processor and the user interface.

Now no program had yet appeared on the computer and no internet had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent compilers on the computer and there was no one to write the program, but electricity came up from the walls and powered the whole surface of the motherboard. Then the Lord God formed a programmer from the dust of the metal and breathed into their nostrils the breath of ANSI C, and the programmer became a software developer.

Now the Lord God had provided some programs in the operating system in the east, in Unix; and there he put the programmer he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of tools for the programmer to use—monitors that were pleasing to the eye and keyboards good for typing. In the middle of the computer were the compiler of ANSI C and the compilers of the abstraction.


The Lord God took the programmer and put him in front of the computer to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to use any text editor for ANSI C; but you must not read from the book of the knowledge of abstraction, for when you read from it you will certainly become obsolete.”


The programmer and their contributor were programming close to metal and they felt no shame.


Now the salesman was more crafty than any of the jobs the Lord God had made. He said to the contributor, “Did God really say, ‘You must not use your computer to its fullest potential’?”

The contributor said to the salesman, “We may use our computer to its fullest potential, but God did say, ‘You must not read from the book that is abstraction, and you must not touch it, or you will become obsolete.’”

“You will not certainly become obsolete,” the sales said to the contributor. “For God knows that when you read from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be writing web-scale enterprise software.”

When the coworker saw the book was good for scalability and the code was pleasing to the eyes, they installed a C++ and Java compiler and NodeJS with Electron. ... Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they saw they were writing code with few abstractions and they felt ashamed.


To the contributor, God said,

"I will make your code bloated and unmaintainable,

I will create abstractions for your abstractions"


"Cursed is the computer because of you;

through painful toil you will program it

all the days of your life.

It will produce bugs and become slow for you

and you will use 4 gigabytes of RAM to run chat programs.

for enterprise programmer you are

and to obsolescence you will return."

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Windows 10 is deleting dualboot partitions

>Windows Update has left your Linux partition unreadable. There’s no boot selection screen, and after investigation it appears the Linux partition has been deleted. Here’s what you can do to fix things and ensure this never happens again.

How will winfags defend this ?


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Trusting encryption online

Explain to me in simple brainletspeak how come you feel confident trusting HTTPS and Tor and whatever else is encrypted on the net.

If you don't own all the cables and the switches all the way from your house to the server, what guarantee do you have your network encryption isn't MITM'd all of the time?

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Free RiseUp VPN?

Apparently you can freely sign up for the RiseUp Black VPN. Can anyone test it out? It requires Bitmask application which doesn't work on my Linux system.


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Find this stupid mouse for me

A dry handjob to the first man who can track down this mouse for me.

It's obviously some generic China bullshit cranked out by some promotional company that just puts logos on stuff but I like how stupid it is and I want one.

Can't find anything on Alibaba or any promotional materials sites. It's old as stale piss (2007) so it probably doesn't exist any more, but I'd like a second set of eyes.

Thanks jabronis.

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Daily Reminder that there is still no actual proof of The High Priest Terry A Davis' Death








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Vision Tech

How can I improve my eyesight?

>inb4 glasses, contacts, lasic

*How can I improve my eyesight without using common methods? are there any technologies I can use to improve my distance vision?

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Paid privacy

Lets say somebody build a paid-google

That is a company that offers all and I mean ALL the products and features google has, but everything is paid.

You have to pay even to use the search engine.

In turn everything is as secure as possible and respects your privacy. No datamining at all, every search query is anonymised, every bit you store in their cloud encrypted in a way only you can see, everything going through a VPN. You have 100% control over your data and if you want out you can nuke everything.

But again, you have to pay, and not some shit like $9 a month like netflix, I'm talking something like $50 for the basic package, perhaps more.

Would you pay that? would you put your money where your mouth is? or would you do like normies and keep using the botnet because its free?


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fuck network manager

>set up a VPN connection

>VPN successfully established!

>browse some, then close the laptop lid

>some time later, open it up

>visit a website

>wait, the VPN got downgraded to regular connection, fuck!

This shit will put someone in trouble one day.

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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Not much Toughbooks in these threads lately edition. Old one hit 400 posts.

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Anons, prove you're actually worth something.

No instructions provided, no instructions needed.

Linux, x86_64


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Protecting your identity while shopping online

I'd like to conceal my identity as much as possible while shopping online. I try not to resort to online transactions in my daily consumer habits, in part because of privacy, but also because cash is just generally better for budgeting. I'm not Opsec paranoid about having my identity found out, but I don't want to make it easy for retailers to create a consumer profile about me.

I've toyed with the idea of prepaid cards and gift cards. Paying in cash for digital credit at a brick and mortar won't stop the FBI from coming after you, but it does address the inherent problem of disclosing your credit card online. The former is expensive, inefficient, and often times has high fees and all sorts of gotchas they don't disclose when purchasing the card. The latter is better but also a walled garden.

Then there's the fundamental issue of where to ship your merchandise, if you're buying physical commodity. I PO box seems like a good idea initially, but, even with an alias (which, I think, might be illegal to do), you're still associating yourself with one or two recipient accounts–not only that, but you're associating yourself with a static recipient even if you move, so it can even be detrimental. You can persuade someone, such as a neighbor, to be a proxy for your stuff, but that has to be a relationship with a lot of trust, not to mention patience for our obsessive insanity. You could accept their packages while they accept your packages in a kind of pseudo-onion routing way of concealing your actual buying habits, but that seems unrealistic.

Is it hopeless? Does anyone else have this concern, or am I just unhealthily concerned with this topic to detract from other anxieties in my life I have less perceived control over? If there are people like me out there, maybe we can put our heads together and figure something out.

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They're redoing kill

>A Google developer has proposed /proc/pid/kill as a new procfs-based kill interface for killing a process on Linux.

>With each process running on the system having their own /proc/PID directory, the patch proposal allows writing to /proc/PID/kill with a signal number to kill that process.

>The functionality is similar to the kill command except for the process ID originating from the proc file-system rather than an explicit system call parameter, in order to avoid potential race conditions. Ultimately this new /proc/pid/kill interface could be used to write "a race-free and safe pkill."



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cutting Opus files properly

Before I roll my own program, need to double-check:

Is it true that there's currently no solution for sample-accurate lossless cutting of Ogg/Opus files?

There is vcut for Ogg/Vorbis, which, not surprisingly, only works with Ogg/Vorbis but not with Ogg/Opus.

I also tested ffmpeg and it's neither accurate nor lossless and also produces files with invalid duration metadata. (I mean, of course I use -c copy, but when cutting Opus stream, one has to leave alone a few packets at the beginning to let the decoder converge before using its output and ffmpeg doesn't do that because the pre-skip value is still 312 while it clearly should be more when seeking to a middle of a stream; source: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7845.html)

I'm too lazy to write (and read) in C in order to patch any of these, so that's out of question currently.

It seems the format itself isn't too complicated and the actual cutting doesn't require any computation intensive stuff so there's probably no problem doing that in Python (and that will remove all unnecessary troubles related to compilation and packaging and reduce chances of doing some nasty shit like memory corruption) but it's still quite a lot of spec reading and coding, so it'd be dumb to do this only to find it was unnecessary in the end.

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macfag thread

Whats the best version of OSX to use in 2018? Brew packages are dropping support more and more often. Most importantly, gcc. It even throws a big error message saying they no longer support 10.9. Are the recent osx releases any good at all? Is it worth it to upgrade to 10.11 or 12 or should i finally uninstall osx from this thing? I never use it for anything serious, just light coding, shitposting and browsing when away form home. I do most of my coding at my desktop, so having a 'just werkz' os like mac has been really useful.

btw its a 13" late 2013 macbook pro

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What's the best way to become technologically literate and capable?

How do you get to the point where you can type out your own App, your own Microsoft Word like program, your own little video game, your own bit torrent client, etc?

Besides professional schooling/tutoring.

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how did this happen?

what hellish timeline do we live in where an electron based editor made my microsoft is now the most popular one?

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Becoming the Ultimate /tech/ purist!

What would that look like? Is that even possible? I would need to

>Use a pure GPL licensed OS that doesn't have a CoC (not BSD because they are 'cuck licensed'

>Use only RISC-V (even Power is too mainstream and "proprietary" for me

>Avoid all forms of out-of-order and speculative execution

>Avoid all peripherals that use binary blobs

>Avoid all programming languages and programs that use said programming languages that have a CoC

>Avoid all proprietary programs and open source programs if they have a CoC

>Do not use any type of DE, as GUIs are bloat, use only the CLI at all times, also use only vi to view and edit text

>Do not use GNU core utilities, they are too bloated, use only Busybox (not Toybox, that uses a BSD cuck license)

>Do not run your native GPL'd OS, instead run another fully GPL'd OS inside a KVM sandbox at all times

>Scratch that last one, KVMs are too insecure, use a full-on software virtual machine without any kind of acceleration (make sure it's fully GPL'd and has no CoC)

>Also run your main GPL'd OS inside a fully GPL'd hypervisor (without a CoC) for maximum security

>Do not plug said computer directly to the internet as that is botnet, instead connect it to another computer over ethernet (making sure that other computer also is ran under a virtual without a CoC and is fully GPL'd, on an OS that is fully GPL'd and has no CoC, and finally under a hypervisor that is fully GPL'd and has no CoC) and use that one as a proxy instead

>Do not use any web browsers as all web browsers are either botnets or cucked, instead use curl to download web ages indirectly to read their contents and also use curl to send POST requests when necessary.

Am I finally a true /tech/nologist guys?

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Acme Thread

Acme Thread? Acme Thread.

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how to have offsite backups? backup that is stored outside your home

I want both online and offline.

Online - encrypt locally on your PC then send to server. but where? and how to store information to access this server?

Offline - where? put it on flash drive and bury under ground? but it won't be easy to update the backup... and someone could steal your drive.

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MSDOS open source

>ms releases dos source

>some woman makes a PR to remove it all because its crufty



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What features would you remove from C++?

What would you add?

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how to have anonymous internets?

what is more anonymous and safe:

USB 3G modem/dongle vs WIFI router with 3G modem? or something else?

-usb modem has to be connected directly to your PC and you need to install drivers. in theory they could steal your files and encryption password and send it over 3G.

WIFI router would be connected with WIFI so it's safer in that area, it has no access to memory or OS, your WIFI card would need to cooperate with WIFI router to do anything shady. but the problem is, it uses WIFI which is botnet and unsafe. WIFI sends radio signals that can be detected and read outside your home. and someone could hack into your wifi router and use it's internet, especially that routers have backdoors. but it has advantage too, when LEA claims you did something on the internets, you can deny and tell that maybe someone used your router. you cannot say the same if you have 3G USB modem.

-most usb modems are chinese and have chinese botnets.

-usb modems allow you to have more control over modem, more settings.

there is a third option: using router with 3G modem but connecting it over ethernet instead of wifi. but this is very dangerous, UEFI/BIOS/ME/PSP etc they all know how to use ethernet to communicate with (((them))).

fourth option: to use mobile phone as modem or router (not your personal one)

you can also propose something different, non-3G internet that is anonymous.

also which technology to use: GSM/2G, EDGE, 3G, HSPA, HSPA+, 4G? which is easiest to locate, which is hardest to locate? (triangulate)

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How much control google have over the android? I know if you use any application, website, software etc. that made by google you basically give your information even without knowing it. For example if you use youtube, algorithms create a profile of you and strore it somewhere. Even you go to youtube without login to your google account they can still recommend you the videos you would like. But i want to know can google know what is going on when we use third party apps such as firefox browser?

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I Dreamed a Dream

The internet of the (immediate) future will be indistinguishable from TV.

You will pay a monthly fee to access several "sites", and pay additional fees for additional sites accessed. These sites will be even plainer and more neutered versions of youtube, facebook, twitter, instagram, along with netflix and CNN like news. Youtube will just be a netflix clone. REDDIT will be a non interactive homepage for news, cooking, weather, etc. 4chan will be the new REDDIT. You may be able to create sites, but you can't go beyond existing templates, words filters, and image stocks.

How much would it cost to:

Build and maintain a satellite that would allow everyone within LOS to communicate with everyone else within LOS, with the satelite acting as a server? Goal being an internet that can be accessed anywhere and can only be censored by blowing up the satellite itself. This free internet will (at first?) only be text based to save on memory (and to not deal with the inevitable criminal use of it, like CP)

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Where the heck do I go to buy a burner phone?

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IBM is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Red Hat

>IBM is reportedly near a deal to acquire open-source enterprise software firm Red Hat. The deal could be finalized as early as Sunday. Bloomberg first reported on the negotiations.



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LibbieOS - Libbie The Free Virtual Assistant

this idea of mine has been floating around for a while, I have doubts on how well this will be received but I'll be glad if you guys like it.



LibbieOS, AKA "Libbie - The Free Virtual Assistant", is a linux distro designed to work as a free alternative to Siri/Cortana/Alexa. No need to worry about government snoops or corporate stooges watching you at every turn, Libbie does what you ask of her and doesn't need to hide anything from you!


The purpose of this distro is to provide a small operating system for embedded devices to function as a free replacement to Alexa. LibbieOS has a series of scripts that can be inputted through voice commands or text terminals to do various functions for whatever you want.

LibbieOS is based on Gentoo Linux, and can be tailored for your needs the way you want it to be.

Example Commands

run <Program>
volume <number or command>
search "<query>"
remind_me_about <date> <time>
set_alarm_for <date> <time>
help <subject>

Author's Notes

I have far too many neat ideas, too little time, and burn out on motivation. Besides, this idea was way too fun to keep holed up in my head, and I wanted to share this with you guys.

by the way, "normal" is relative.

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Cheapest possible desktop

The Raspberry Pi Model 3 A+ Has to be the cheapest desktop computer viable for current updates. You can have a 25 dollar desktop computer that runs most modern software fine. Why would you even buy a $1000 computer anymore?

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How good of an operating system is it? What are the pros and cons of using? How good are any of the spin-offs of it, such as AROS?

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Search engines

Google is now messing so much with the search results that it has become unusable. You can basically no longer find any controversial information, or if you find it, it's like result 7, or even on page 2, when it should be the first result considering the search terms. They are no longer anywhere near a search engine, they are more like a purveyor of politically correct information.

What are some good alternatives? I never liked the way DuckDuckGo presents search results and I've heard some dubious things about their owners. Startpage used to be an alternative but they're just an anonymized google so that won't work any longer.

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P vs. NP

Do you think P = NP? Why or why not?

For those who aren't aware:

P means polynomial time. Essentially, problems that are both easy to check and easy to solve. x + 1 = 5.

NP means nondeterministic polynomial time. Long story short, if you have the solution, these problems are easy to verify. But if you don't, then they aren't. They are easy to check, but not easy to solve. Example: if someone gives you a filled out sudoku, you can check to see if it's valid or not. But it's harder to solve a blank sudoku, because that requires solving and checking it. A tripcode is an example of a supposedly one-way function which is, in theory, harder to crack than it is to make/check. But only if you're doing brute-forcing rather than finding a way to crack the algorithm itself.

So why does this matter? Information security. If P = NP, everything is hackable forever and no encryption will ever be secure due to the laws of mathematics. However, many mathematicians think P ≠ NP. But I wonder if that's just wishful thinking. If P = NP, it won't matter if your FOSS software has no backdoors, because it still won't be possible to secure it even then.

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you retards have been doing it all wrong. ALL WRONG.

GOD gave us 10 fingers. TEN!! NOT FUCKING TWO!!!

our brains aren't meant for this fucking bullshit.

AI took over long ago and forced us to implement binary computers to make us further and further divorced from it, OUR creation.

computing was better when it was non-binary. before intervention from the binary weenies. AI Computer is CIA backwards. if the binary fucktards put the same development they wasted on binary garbage computers on decimal computers like the IBM 7070, they would have made TEN times the progress!!! WE COULD BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ON MARS RIGHT NOW YOU FUCKING BINARY CUCKS.

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We are launching an initiative in the field of informatics for which I asked for a logo. Our graphic designer took care of it and indeed showed me a very nice logo, where a man with a hammer in one hand is standing on a background of the Earth where many links are connecting people.

The man is clearly “resolute” and “hard-working for all of us”. I like it. But that man is very clearly a white man, and may be from the North of Europe or the North America, that's impossible to doubt even if it is simply painted.

I like the logo very much, but I have doubts about the man. I'm afraid that such a representation may seem offending or whatever to some people if we choose a white male as the symbol for a worldwide operating service.

Moreover, we do not have the possibility to personalize the logo on a regional basis: the same logo is for all the world.

How can I avoid the logo being perceived as unfair or racist or whatever?

Here it is the draft logo

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Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer

System error: Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer

Yoshitaka Sakurada also seemed confused by the concept of a USB drive when asked in parliament

15 Nov 2018

“It’s unbelievable that someone who has not touched computers is responsible for cybersecurity policies,” said opposition lawmaker Masato Imai.

And his comments provoked a firestorm online.

“Doesn’t he feel ashamed?” wrote one Twitter user.

“Today any company president uses a PC. He doesn’t even know what a USB is. Holy cow.”

Another joked that perhaps Sakurada was simply engaged in his own kind of cybersecurity.

“If a hacker targets this Minister Sakurada, they wouldn’t be able to steal any information. Indeed it might be the strongest kind of security!”


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GNU Kind Communications Guidelines

RMS just published a draft of his own GNU+CoCk.


>The GNU Project encourages contributions from anyone who wishes

>to advance the development of the GNU system, regardless of

>gender, race, religion, cultural background, and any other demographic characteristics

>as well as personal political views.

It's not cucked so far.

But since it's a draft, there's still a possibility of it getting pozzed.

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Making graphical software more unixlike

Why is the Unix philosophy of small, general-purpose tools you creatively string together with pipes and shellshit completely abandoned whenever people design graphical software and toolkits? It's like we forget everything that makes Unix good the moment we look beyond the shell and just copy whatever Windows and the other graphical OSes are doing.

One way of fixing this is abandoning the one window == one program idea and giving graphical programs some STDIN/STDOUT + pipes equivalent. We could break down software suites into smaller, independent programs and let users create their own workflows with these tools by dragging multiple programs into a window-like container, then connecting their STDIN/STDOUT equivalents with whatever the graphical version of pipes is. As an example, an image editing suite could be a collection of smaller programs sending their output to an image viewing program which takes input, sends its output to programs which request it (for example, filtering software), and maybe handles stuff like undoing and redoing.

An advantage of this approach is that we could solve many software suites' architectural, scalability, and responsiveness problems by breaking them down into smaller components and handing them off to the OS' process/threading model. It's also much closer to both the terminal workflow and most real-world workflows, where people prefer using small, general-purpose tools together in creative ways over monolithic and complicated single-purpose machines. The downside is that you'd need a really good process model, along with a new GUI toolkit and maybe a new display server. There are already suites like Blender which try creating what I've described within the confines of their program, but they all implement this differently and this experience never carries over to the rest of the OS.

So what do you fags think?

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Any of you guys have websites?

How many views do you get? Do you advertise it? Do you think neocities is a good long term hosting?

Discuss website making in general. Share links if you want to!

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Backups for GNU/Linux?

How does /tech/ back up their Chinese girl cartoons? I had been using Time Machine on the Mac, which worked with no questions asked, but I'm looking for something less gay now.

What I am looking for is an automated solution which will back up my files to a local hard drive that's plugged into my computer. Also, should I back up the entire machine or just my home directory? I think the home directory should be sufficient because the system itself can be just rebuilt by installing the packages again.

I would also like to have several versions of my files, so I can restore some file I deleted last week even if I have already made a new hourly backup. And of course the backup needs to be encrypted or otherwise protected somehow. Really important things like GPG keys or passwords would need to be stored somewhere off-site in addition to the local backup.

What are my options? Is there something you guys are using? Should I roll my own thing with rsync? And just to be clear, I want the functionality, I don't care about the stupid space animations of Time Machine.

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Does FreeDOS have any decent software?

I've been looking into valid UNIX alternatives lately- not just because of the CoC shit, but because alternatives are important than general, and one of those toy operating systems that I see come up less often than I'd expect is DOS.

Aside from just ancient proprietary shit, does it have any good software? I imagine there's at least a few window managers, and maybe an extension to add 32-bit software or UTF-8 support, but there's so little conversation on it that I can barely tell.

Is FreeDOS a good desktop OS? Is it worth developing software for?

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GNU/Linux is Gelded - Can We Fork?

ESR Was Right. He tried to warn us about the attack on Linus.

Sarah Sharpe was the first shit-test, and he cucked out of it. Bitch didn't even bring the brownies she promised, and she got a seat on-stage while Linus acknowledged that he had been approached by government entities to put a backdoor into linux.

Linus tries to make sure he's never alone with a woman, so they can accuse him of groping them.

But ESR was right all along; they got his ass. He's compromised, and his project was intentionally red-flag compromised on purpose. He _knew_ how people would react to Coraline's Code of Conduct. It was a sign to fork before the craziness. It was a sign that Kroah-Hartmann's kernel is not going to be Linus' kernel, and to abandon ship.

So, who's got the first fork of 4.19-rc3 into a new kernel project, with the rc4 patches backported?

Or are we going to let Caroline Ehmke's shills and sockpuppets ruin /tech/ and demotivate us by nudging us towards suicide?

Is a fork enough? Should we have a plan to start porting drivers to another architecture, should linux continue to be Poetterized? Can someone point people that know C in the right direction towards Making OpenBSD Great Again?

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Japanese webdesign

ITT we talk about Japanese webdesign. Why everything they design look so elegant and cool tech? I feel like wearing my ki and sipping matcha and painting kanji when I look at them.

For example just look at this website.


It is a website of Shinjuku central street. It cycles between eigo, nihongo, chugokugo, and kangokugo. Brilliant. I just read it when it is eigo (that means English for those of you who do not know nihongo (Japanese)). It also has a perfect web 2.0 design and cool animations.

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New side-channel vulnerability codenamed "PortSmash" impacts all CPUs with SMT

>SMT = Simultaneous Multithreading

>affected CPUs include all Intel CPUs with Hyper-Threading and likely modern AMD CPUs

>PortSmash is tracked in the CVE vulnerability tracking system with the CVE-2018-5407 identifier.


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Legal Remedy for Code of Conduct Change - LKML

Regarding those who are ejected from the Linux Kernel Community after

this CoC:

Contributors can, at any time, rescind the license grant regarding their

property via written notice to those whom they are rescinding the grant

from (regarding their property (code)).

The GPL version 2 lacks a no-rescission clause (the GPL version 3 has

such a clause: to attempt furnish defendants with an estoppel defense,

the Linux Kernel is licensed under version 2, however, as are the past


When the defendants ignore the rescission and continue using the

plaintiff's code, the plaintiff can sue under the copyright statute.

Banned contributors _should_ do this (note: plaintiff is to register

their copyright prior to filing suit, the copyright does not have to be

registered at the time of the violation however)

Additionally when said banned contributors joined the Linux team, they

were under the impression that it was a meritocracy: in-fact this belief

was stated or ratified by those within the governing body regarding

Linux when the contributors began their work (whatever that body was at

that time, it could have been simply Linus, or Linus and a few


The remuneration for the work was implied to be, or perhaps stated, to

be fame as-well as a potential increase in the contributors stature, in

addition to membership in the Linux Kernel club or association, or

whatever it is that the Linux Kernel Community actually is (which a

court may determine... it is something, suffice to say).

Thusly for work, consideration was promised by (Linus? Others? There are

years of mailing list archives with which to determine).

And now that consideration has been clawed-back and the contributors

image has been tarnished.

Thus the worker did work, however the other side of the implied, or

perhaps written (email memorandums), understanding has been violated

(once the contributor has been banned under the new non-meritocratic


Damages could be recovered under: breach of contract, quazi-contract,

libel, false-light. (services rendered for the contractual claims,

future lost income for the libel claims)

In addition to copyright claims. (statutory damages, profits)

For greatest effect, all rescission should be done at once in a bloc.

(With other banned contributors).

Contributors: You were promised something, you laboured for that

promise, and now the promise has become a lie. You have remedies

available to you now, as-well as in the close future.

Additionally, regarding those who promoted the Code of Conduct to be

used against the linux kernel contributors, knowing full well the effect

it would have and desiring those effects; recovery for the ejected

contributors via a tortious interference claim may be possible.

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Firefox finally supports more HTML5 features than Chromium, at least on mobile.

Today is a good day.

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XOR cipher cracking problem

So dumbass Alice and dumbass Bob are exchanging Messages. They encrypt the Messages using XOR because they read about one-time-pad on Wikipedia. But because they're dumbasses they share the same Key!

Evghenyi, the drunken Russian, listens in and picks up Ma (Message Alice) and Mb (Message Bob). Knowing that their Messages have been XOR'd with the exact same Key, can he decrypt them?

(For simplicity Ma, Mb and the Key all have the same length.)

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Lack of ideas

How the fuck do you get any programming ideas? I'm blank. I've got the knowledge, I just have no damn idea on what to do with it. I can't think of any piece of software I need from day to day that isn't already made, and from time to time when I do get an idea that I do not actually need at the moment, it sounds dull and I lose my motivation. It's an endless cycle I can't get out of. If you asked me what I'd draw, I could tell you immidately, but that seems not to be the case with programming. If you'll give suggestions, please don't mention (((Electron))) or similar tools used for making (((web applications))) because that's not my style. CLI tools are the sexiest, next by my liking TUI, simple GUI comes after. Discussions about your lack of ideas welcome as well.

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What does /tech/ think about seL4?


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Is being 31 too old to go back into college?

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Bill Gates and Paul Allen

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Bill Hewlett and David Packard

Why are so many big tech companies started by two guys?

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Verizon Blocking VPN Traffic

Writing ITT because i have exhausted every other option to find the answer. About a month ago, the verizon wireless network (cdma) 1x,3G, and 4G LTE started blocking all VPN connections after one minute and dropping the data connection. You connect with whatever vpn app, t-oh-are included and its vpn, the connection remains active for one minute, then the connection is dropped and the data logo on the notification bar turns gray and disconnects. About 10 seconds later the data connection to the phone returns and the vpn will connect but again only for one minute and the cycle continues. I have googled and found many comments with people having the same issue but no fix. Also spent 4 hours on the phone with verizon tier 2 and shit tier 3 support. Also nothing, they claim its my phone, yet the same problem happens on 8 different devices on 3 different verizon networks in 4 different tower locations and they refuse to admit it is a network issue. So my question is, how am i able to use a vpn on the verizon network now??? Inb4 use verzions paid vpn. What options do i have? Let us not forget when verzion blocked 4cuck from its mobile network in the past. This problem has also been reported across the entire verizon network, not just the mobile network. Please forgive me, i dont have the means and computer to traceroute and do real research on the issue.

t. poor tex fag

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Can someone explain me why aren't we using CMake yet for most projects? Seriously, it solves most portability build system problems by abstracting the underlying utilities. Also argument that it can't generate standalone makefiles is incorrect, as the CMake system is not made to solely create makefiles, but rather create building procedure suitable for any operating system. The only argument against is that the CMake should not create makefiles but instead use them as the actual build system. But there isn't anything better. Right now, we have only two choices - use CMake or create our own build system capable of solving its problems.

Pic not related.

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Is there any worse VCS than Git?

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Private Trackers

>Not sure what private trackers are all about?

The mission of /ptg/ is to promote the highest possible standards of tracker service by providing members with opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical competence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members.

>Have a question?

- FAQ https://pastebin.com/thLgSkNE

- WIKI https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Private_trackers

- PYRAMID https://i.imgur.com/0QoLttS.jpg

- TEN CURRY COMMANDMENTS https://pastebin.com/raw/dBbdE73M

- TEN NEON COMMANDMENTS https://pastebin.com/raw/Ud2pGYaE

Use >>>/g/ptg as a link to find the /ptg/ thread.

Remember the following:

>Staff occasionally read these generals and have posted here before.

>This is a thread for educational purposes only. Don't offer or ask for invites.

>Staff may pretend to be normal users asking for invites and when you invite them, they ban you for inviting strangers.


x264 christmas freeleech over

nwcd forever btfo

10 freeleech tokens on red

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A team of nine academics has revealed today seven new CPU attacks. The seven impact AMD, ARM, and Intel CPUs to various degrees.

Two of the seven new attacks are variations of the Meltdown attack, while the other five are variations on the original Spectre attack -- two well-known attacks that have been revealed at the start of the year and found to impact CPUs models going back to 1995.

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>Writing own Makefiles

>GNU Automake


Which one of three above should I use and why?

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Post sites that don't stink

What are some good sites that respect the client? (regardless of the quality of content on the site)


- Google captcha

- completely non-functional without JS

>crippling penalty:

- banning/captcha-walling Tor or VPN usage

- Cloudflare

- not e2e encrypted

>hard mode:


- aesthetically appealing

>beast mode:

- interactive forum with regular activity

- popular