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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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Author successfully DMCA's GPL'd work

Since: http://oxwugzccvk3dk6tj.onion/tech/res/1018729.html

was bumplocked by the shadow admins (aka the programming code) (Since I'm winning on all counts: because I am correct on the law).


Quick recap, as told by anon:

Anonymous 02/05/19 (Tue) 14:47:16 No.1027517

Summary of this episode as this thread reaches the bump limit:

>an impersonator ("John Doe") created GitHub, then GitLab and BitBucket repos for trolling purposes

>MikeeUSA hit all three with DMCA (with the GitLab and BitBucket repos successfully taken down)

>meanwhile the impersonator opened the GitHub repo to pull requests; Mikee's butthurt as usual

>that GitHub repo's last commit was made last Thursday



>Gitlab and Bitbucket repos are down due to DMCA notices

>There is still no evidence he hit github with a DMCA

<100 IQ


"GPL is Revocable" (== incel terrorism -reddit)

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How do we stop this?


>This page is for documenting issues of ableism, racism, cissexism, heterosexism, misogyny, and classism in free culture and technology, especially libre technology.

>General Language

>Crippleware - Ableist language for "damaged good"

>Master/Slave (Hard drives) - Uses maste/slave relationship as analogy for pieces of hardware.

>Software Names

>GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) - Ableist slur

>Apache (A patchy webserver) - Play on words that has turned into branding around indigenous people

>Cherokee (An Apache alternative) - Riffing off of Apache

>Tomahawk (A music sharing app) - No reason to be named after the axe used by native amaricans

>Volksempfänger - a Holo-themed podcast app with gpodder.net integration for finding podcasts, named after the cheap consumer radio sold during the Third Reich to spread Nazi propaganda. (src)

>Bug List

>This page documents bugs in free software projects relating to racism, ableism, cissexism, heterosexism, sexism, classism, etc.

>Gramps relations should be gendered as an option, not as a requirement. Bug #0005730

>Each role in 0ad is raced and gendered, such that (almost?) all characters are white, and some "female citizens" exist which "inspire nearby males to work faster".

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What editor/workflow does /tech/ use? A few years ago I tried to get into emacs for a year. It just wasn't for me, too much stuff I didn't need and too awkward keyboard layout. I never saw the upside of the various extensions and always found specialized programs do it better.

I then tried vim which I got much faster into and I liked better instantly, even though it's scripting language is an atrocity. I then found vis, which is a "modern" version of vim with lua script support. Sadly the author has gone MIA, but it's simple enough to fork and customize.

Modal editing can be very fancy in the right situation, but I have to admit that I sometimes wonder if it's a gimmick and even really improves my speed all that much. I wonder what else is out there. So tech, what do you use?

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Anonymous distributed networks

Can we have a thread about anonymous (so no cjdns, no IPFS and no retroshare) distributed networks for the purpose of file sharing and shitposting?


Primarly made for and used as a proxy to the clearnet; the network is saturated by this. The client is written in C with some welcome security features like sandboxing.


Supposedly better than Tor, has a fork of the bittorrent protocol as filesharing. Sadly, the main implementation is a JavaPD implementation that includes everything possible.

Fortunately, there's i2pd, an actively developped C++ implementation and XD, a Go torrent application for it. It's still rough around the edges but progressing fast.


Don't know anything about it, except that there are some papers supporting it and the userbase is extremely tiny for now. Has filesharing builtin and an optional GTK+ GUI. It looks like its website got a facelift recently, maybe we'll see more development.

>lokinet (i2pd and monero successor)

Made by some guys including some i2pd devs because they're fed up with i2p and monero. Supposed to cure cancer and all.

For now, I think i2p is the way to go as far as anonymous filesharing goes. Any further opinions?

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Get in here

EU Copyright Law

>... any online community, platform or service that has existed for three or more years, or is making €10,000,001/year or more, is responsible for ensuring that no user ever posts anything that infringes copyright, even momentarily. This is impossible, and the closest any service can come to it is spending hundreds of millions of euros to develop automated copyright filters.

>any link that contains more than "single words or very short extracts" from a news story must be licensed, with no exceptions for noncommercial users, nonprofit projects, or even personal websites with ads or other income sources, no matter how small.

Why aren't we discussing this?


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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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Stop Pretending Computers are Magic

I've seen this a lot lately, and it's getting really annoying. It's the idea that intelligence agencies like the NSA have some form of "magical" capability to instantly crack every encryption scheme known to man because 'you don't know what they're capable of'

Yes I do. I know quite well what they're capable of, and what they're capable of is nowhere near what you claim, simply because of how cryptography and computers work.

Let's look at the cryptography side of things. Any textbook on information security will tell you that secrecy in the true nature of cryptographic algorithms doesn't work. However, wikipedia explains that the history of this goes farther back than one would think.

>It was finally explicitly recognized in the 19th century that secrecy of a cipher's algorithm is not a sensible nor practical safeguard of message security; in fact, it was further realized that any adequate cryptographic scheme (including ciphers) should remain secure even if the adversary fully understands the cipher algorithm itself.

In short, hiding any sort of meta-information about cryptography would be foolish. Cryptography is the ultimate open source, because it requires and benefits from the eyes of everyone.

it also says with regards to modern computer encryption algorithms

>breaking it requires an effort many orders of magnitude larger, and vastly larger than that required for any classical cipher, making cryptanalysis so inefficient and impractical as to be effectively impossible.

In short, no they didn't find some super secret special way to instabreak AES, SHA-512, RSA, or ECC. If you truly believe they did, show some damn evidence.

On the computer side, I think people overestimate the how powerful computers are in terms of password and general cryptography breaking, and even more so how powerful the NSA's computers are. Below is a link to an earlier version of the Kaspersky password checker that estimates how long it would take for different types of computers to crack a password, everything from a ZX Spectrum to the TOP500 supercomputer Tianhe-2. Obviously don't type in your real password, but play around with this. You'll find that if your password is even remotely competent and in keeping with industry best practices (20+ characters, atleast 1 lower, upper, number, special char), it would take good ole Tianhe way longer than the average human lifespan to crack it.


To believe that the NSA can get it done as fast as you claim, you would have to believe that they have computers that would be TOP500-tier. I seriously doubt that.

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Privacy phone

I'm tired of bein spied upon by botnet, i don't trust my current phone or any modern one (even modern "dumb phones")

So i was thinking about getting myself one of the legendary stainless steel Nokia 8800.

Until i heard about Librem 5, i'm really confused.

At $650 its definitely not cheap, do we even know what the specs will be ?, how can we be sure that it's safe ?

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>free software is communism

>open source is communism

>intellectual property is enforced by the government

>governments around the world add more restrictions regarding user freedom and do nothing but try to constrain people when doing code(see North Korea os)

How come communists try to appropriate free software and open source philosophy when they are actually the opposite? Are they that clueless about what they defend or are they just trying to pull as many retards as possible on, even if by lies and deceit? I mean, of course (((the ones behind communism))) are trying to do just that so that they can rule over, but even the would be underclass retarded drone are sinking that low?

This shit is so retarded.

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Website generates a fake face with AI.

Has technology gone too far?

Was Uncle Ted right all along?



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South Korea Expands Site Blocking Efforts with SNI Eavesdropping

South Korea Expands Site Blocking Efforts with SNI Eavesdropping

February 14, 2019

South Korea will expand its site blocking measures with SNI eavesdropping, so HTTPS sites can be blocked as well. The new measure, which will also affect pirate sites, has generated widespread opposition. While it's more effective than standard DNS blocking, it's certainly not impossible to circumvent.


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"Big data" used for social credit system beta used in china and mandatory in 2020

So china is using the generated data of users to power a measuring system that will give a score to people. The score will influence what they have access or influence, enhance behaviors like in operant conditioning.



I don't want this future anons, what can we do besides promoting freedom respecting software that is of course in general free of spywares ?

Do we need to make or local community aware of this ?

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SLAVERY in IT and software development

Why software developers are such idiots to work 40-60 hours per week?

Why they have intellect for software development but they are idiots in life?

Software developers have strong position as an employee and they earn a lot of money per hour. Why won't they demand to only work 20-35 hours per week? and I'm talking about working less and earning less. but still earning much compared to people working fulltime or overtime in shit jobs.

What's the point of working 40 hours per week or more if you sold your entire life to work? What will you have from it? That you will buy expensive house, car, and show it to others?

I could understand working 40-60 hours per week temporary to earn money that you will use to buy a house or to start a business. But if someone works so many hours per week for years then he is a slave and idiot. You don't even get anything from that money because you don't have time to spend it or do something for yourself, rest, have fun with your hobbies, develop your own projects. You lost at life.

As a software developer you could work 3 days per week 9 hours per day (27 hours per week) or 4 days per week 8 hours per day (32 hours per week) and you would still earn decent amount of money and have comfortable life, not luxurious but good enough. Also, if you had more free time, you could think how to escape from slavery, for example starting a business, or improve yourself and your skills.

Someone could even work 2 days per week 8 hours a day or 3days per week 6 hours a day and still be able to live, have a place to sleep, have a car, even save some money. He would have plenty of time for himself.

Why instead of doing what I described, software developers are stupid slaves owned by corporations?

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Nvidia goes to Ada


>To ensure that this vital software is secure, NVIDIA is working with AdaCore, a development and verification tool provider for safety and security critical software. By implementing the Ada and SPARK programming languages into certain firmware elements, we can reduce the potential for human error.


>Both languages were designed with reliability, robustness and security in mind. Using them for programming can bring more efficiency to the process of verifying that code is free of bugs and vulnerabilities.


> Some NVIDIA system-on-a-chip product lines will migrate to a new architecture using the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). Also, NVIDIA plans to upgrade select security-critical firmware software, rewriting it from C to Ada and SPARK. Both moves are intended to increase verification efficiencies to achieve compliance with the functional safety standard ISO-26262.

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Why people use cuckflare if most hosting providers provide DDOS protection?

CLOUDFLARE = Man In The Middle (MITM)


it tracks all your visitors and what they do, what they post. it even steals their passwords.

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Internet communities

where the people on the internets communicate these days? and what kind of people are on each community?


-imageboards (8ch, 4ch, nanochan, others)



-discord groups


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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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Net Nutrality

Ten movies streaming across thatInternet, and what happens to your own personal Internet? I just the other day got an Internet that was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday. I got it yesterday [Tuesday]. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially.

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

Anti Net Neutrality Thread

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Brian Fagioli™ General

All the Fagioli threads go here.

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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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why do people who love fast and minimal programs and hate bloat love the go programming language? go is made by jewgle... and google = bad, and C was made at bell labs which is at&t/nokia... arent good languages supposed to be not made by these kinds of people? Nim seems like a nice language...

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Recently got a BB Passport and thought the OS is pretty nice to use. The complete lack of support however makes it impractical for daily use unless you only call and text.

Android apps barely work, they're slow, make the phone runs hot and is prone to crashing. The Android runtime is stuck at 4.3

The BB developer website still has docs for BBOS 10 development. There's also a section describing its architecture, basically a POSIX-compliant microkernel OS


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>Debian was first announced on August 16, 1993, by Ian Murdock, who initially called the system "the Debian Linux Release". The word "Debian" was formed as a portmanteau of the first name of his then-girlfriend (later ex-wife) Debra Lynn and his own first name.

What sort of castrated cuckold names an OS after his girlfriend? Freetards are pathetic.

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Anyone have an automated script to pull all the data from all the accounts?

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Is there any way to increase the video ram of my laptop? I want to play mgsv TPP on it but for some reason the game is crashing on startup as soon as it starts loading.

I have a Lenovo ideapad 320 amd a12 r7. 8gb ram, 1tb hd, and 512vram.

When I got it a year ago I just assumed it wouldn't run mgsv and other games, even though it can run some ps2 games on pcsx2 pretty well. But today I saw some you tubers testing out the amd a12, the same one I have, and they were running games like mgsv and tomb raider, one of the newer reboot ones on high and at 1080p.

I don't know what vram they had though. Apparently the game needs 2gb of vram even on minimum requiremenys. How can I increase it?

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How do pirate websites like yourporn.sexy or porntrex manage to provide all that HQ porn for free?

I mean, where the fuck do they host their content? Where do they get the bandwidth?

I started making websites in the early 2000 and I never had to stream a lot of "heavy content", so in my mind you would receive a blasphemous bill if you try to serve video content to the masses. Maybe it's not the case anymore.

So, please let me know more about how to serve content that requires a lot of bandwidth.

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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Dell Precision edition. As usual, the old one hit 400 posts again.

>tfw your M6500 died and all you're left with is this M4300 and two Pentium era Precisions

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Why do computuer divices get dirty?

My mouse is basically fucked because someone smeared an unknown to modern science substance on it. I use it all the time and a rolling stone doesn't collect moss so therefore my mouse should be very clean.

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ReactOS > your opinion over it

Is it the closest thing we get to Linux imitating Windows down to detail? Or is it just as, if not more, broken than WINE?

Have you tried it, have you tested it, and have you experimented with it? All questions I want to know.

If I were to run any Windows program on it now, what are the chances it won't work?

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>corporate spyware

>Code of conducts & normie fuckery instead of actual work

>Still no year of the linux desktop

>Linux has been subverted by systemd fuckery

>Horrible flat UI interfaces that strain my eyes everywhere

>Actual government spyware all around

>still no truly secure computing

>Rampant javashite bloatware that forces you to upgrade your hardware

>software doesn't last and shit you write today doesn't last more than a couple years because everything breaks all the time and no one cares about writing lasting software

I'm so tired of technology.

How do I unplug if tech is all I know?

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Next Browser

>tfw finally found a web browser written in lisp

>can be customized using lisp

>also uses emacs bindings

>but it's slow af and crashes constantly

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"flat design" goes next-level

>now it's all just fucking lines

What's next? All just fucking dots pretending to be lines pretending to be shapes pretending not to be just a literal handful of colors pretending not to have all the pointless whitespace around it pretending not to be sluggish and lagggy as shit despite there being hardly anything there?

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Get in here

EU Copyright Law

... any online community, platform or service that has existed for three or more years, or is making €10,000,001/year or more, is responsible for ensuring that no user ever posts anything that infringes copyright, even momentarily. This is impossible, and the closest any service can come to it is spending hundreds of millions of euros to develop automated copyright filters.

>any link that contains more than "single words or very short extracts" from a news story must be licensed, with no exceptions for noncommercial users, nonprofit projects, or even personal websites with ads or other income sources, no matter how small.

Why aren't we discussing this?


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Old Hardware Thread

The old thread passed the bump limit so I figured I'd make a fresh one. Discuss your old hardware. Are you fixing anything?

I have an IDE to mSATA adapter and an mSATA SSD coming in the mail to fix my thinkpad.

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Alright /tech/, I have been doing some computering lately and I realized that web browsers can load files from the local file system with this protocol:


Could CIAniggers use this to load files from paths that are always the same and then send them off with JavaScript in order to find out information about you?

Like these:


When I put this:

<img src="file:///etc/alternatives/start-here-16.png" alt="benis" />

into a html file and open it, It loads the Debian icon.

Should I be worried about this?

Pls respond am not good with computer.

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C++ - VisualStudio or Clion?

Starting C++ development soon. Should I use Clion or VisualStudio?

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>free software is communism

>open source is communism

>intellectual property is enforced by the government

>governments around the world add more restrictions regarding user freedom and do nothing but try to constrain people when doing code(see North Korea os)

How come communists try to appropriate free software and open source philosophy when they are actually the opposite? Are they that clueless about what they defend or are they just trying to pull as many retards as possible on, even if by lies and deceit? I mean, of course (((the ones behind communism))) are trying to do just that so that they can rule over, but even the would be retarded drone underclass are sinking that low? How come so many people seem to believe that there is a correlation between free software/open source and communism?

This shit is so retarded.

Even big time retards like Stallman seem to fall for this.

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.onion URLs and HTTPS certificates

DuckDuckGo as an example: https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/

What is the impact of using TLS on an .onion URL like this? Is it redundant? And/or is it counterproductive?

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LibreOffice Gets Most Requested Pleb Feature: Gayribbons


> The new Tabbed UI is ready for release! Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw have complete Tabbed UI versions. It has been moved out of experimental. Try it out by selecting it in (View ▸ User Interface). (Andreas Kainz)

>The New Groupedbar Compact UI is also ready for release! Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw have complete Groupedbar Compact UI versions. It has been moved out of experimental. Try it out by selecting it in (View ▸ User Interface). (Andreas Kainz)

>other shit



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Comprehending advanced technology

Does thinking about the existence of pic related freak you out? There you are, a normal person who seems to be pretty excited when a simple TCP server you construct works properly, only for that euphoria to be short lived when you see how insignificant it is compared to the scope of existing technology. It's like learning Markov chains only to feel small when you look at cutting edge ML research. The effort in engineering something like the B1 is so far out of your reach, it might as well have been designed by an alien civilization. Even if you started today, you'd probably never figure out everything you needed to learn in order to create one. That's true even for the genius who designed it in the first place, since he didn't start from square 1. I suppose what I'm trying to say, is that comprehending advanced technology is mind blowing.

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Best registrars and hosting providers?

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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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ICQ: "ICQ Official: From December 28, we will no longer support old versions of ICQ and other unofficial applications."

So, what does everyone use to chat/filetrade with these days, then?

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Librefox, mainstream Firefox with a better privacy and security

>This project aims at enforcing privacy and security of Firefox without forking the project.

>Librefox uses more than 500 privacy/security/performance settings (gHacks and additional options), patches, Librefox-Addons (optional) and a cleaned bundle of Firefox (updater, crashreporter and Firefox's integrated addons that don't respect privacy are removed).

>Updated Browser : because this project is not a fork, it is kept updated with the latest Firefox version.

>Extensions Firewall : limit internet access for extensions (firewall-test-feature)

>IJWY (I Just Want You To Shut Up) : embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed (zero unauthorized connection by default).

>User Settings Update : gHacks/pyllyukko base is kept up to date.

>Settings Protection : important settings are enforced/locked within mozilla.cfg and policies.json, those settings cannot be changed by addons/updates/Firefox or unwanted/accidental manipulation; To change those settings you can easily do it by editing mozilla.cfg and policies.json.

>Librefox Addons : set of optional Librefox extensions

>Statistics Disabled : telemetry and similar functions are disabled

>Tested Settings : settings are performance aware

>ESR and Tor version (Librefox TBB Beta)

>Tor Librefox Addons : adapted Librefox extensions for TBB

>Multi-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac/and soon Android)

>Dark theme (classic and advanced)

>Recommended and code reviewed addons list


>And much more...



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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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Google Review Bots

Does such a thing exist? I'm trying to massively change an overall rating on Google in a way that looks like actual user interaction. I had a really bad experience at a restaurant and they contacted my employer to coerce me into deleting my review.

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Job in IT

Any luck with that job hunt?

How did your interviews end?

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Removing printer micro dots

Is there anyway to remove printer micro dots using modified firmware or physical hacks? It seems to me eventually they will crack down on political fliers by tracking down the sources.

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I was working with a Soviet particle accelerator, the U-70 synchrotron, when I accidentally stuck my head inside it being struck by a 76 GeV proton beam. I felt no pain, but saw a flash of light brighter than 1,000 suns. What programming language should I use?

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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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New Wii U when?

People on facebook are wondering if a new Wii U will come out because their wiis broke. I guess Nintendo did not think about that before phasing out their system.

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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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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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PNG is actually smaller filesize while being higher quality for most images uploaded on 8chan

All jpg cucks will hang.

All the time I see these stupid jpg thumbnails that 8chan is using and they are bigger filesize than if they were just png while looking like shit.

Worse yet random anons keep thinking jpg is always smaller and so they save their screencaps as these shitty jpg fuzz ridden higher filesize images.

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Radio Stuff

I recently got given a HackRF One and a Baofeng. What should I do with them, /tech/? What do you do with radio? Are there IP-based mesh networks I can join?

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/tech/ Book Thread

Can we get a /tech/ book thread going? Post them if you got them.

I'm looking for good book for learning Lua programming, if anyone has one.

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Since you retards can't do basic research on cuckfare I give you a poster so you can understand

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India takes a fat orwellian shit on pajeets

Pooland just expanded their IT Act to allow 10 agencies (including shitters like the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Research and Analysis Wing, and regular fucking police) to demand full access to any pajeet's computer under any circumstances. Refusing to unlock or decrypt anything will earn the pajeet seven years in jail and an unspecified fine, probably fine-tuned each instance to assrape the resisting pajeet.

>Explaining the rationale behind the order, India’s IT minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said the measure was undertaken in the interests of national security. He added that some form of “tapping” has already been going on in the country for a number of years and that the new order would help bring structure to that process. “Always remember one thing,” he said in a televised interview. “Even in the case of a particular individual, the interception order shall not be effective unless affirmed by the Home Secretary.”

>This move by the Indian government comes days after the Australian government, in a global first, took a stricter approach to the way communications service are handled within its borders.

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I stopped visiting /tech/ months ago (october maybe) and my life has improved, I program more, I'm better at it, and everyone else on the internet is smarter than you. Try lobste.rs and groups on IRC. And mailing lists. Fuck you guys, this board actually sucks my balls.

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Apple will reportedly start assembling its premium iPhone models in India

>Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said, potentially taking Apple’s business in India to a new level. The work will take place at Foxconn’s plant in Sriperumbudur town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, this source added.

>Foxconn, which already makes phones for Xiaomi Corp, will invest 25 billion Indian rupees ($356 million) to expand the plant, including investment in iPhone production, Tamil Nadu’s Industries Minister M C Sampath told Reuters. The investment may create as many as 25,000 jobs, he added. The other source declined to be named as this person is not authorized to speak to the media. A third source confirmed Foxconn planned to assemble iPhones in India.

>The Hindu newspaper first reported on December 24 that the Foxconn plant would begin manufacturing various models of the iPhone. Reuters is first to report the size of the investment and the kind of phones to be assembled.

>It’s a move that would make a lot of sense for Apple. In recent years, the Indian government has put in place high tariffs on imported smartphones, while also offering cheaper import rates on smartphone parts in order to encourage manufacturers to build devices in India and drive the country’s manufacturing business. Avoiding those high tariffs is the reason Apple started building the iPhone SE and 6S in India. And while the older phones still haven’t been a runaway success, it seems Apple is willing to try a similar strategy with its more feature-filled high-end models.

>Apple has been struggling of late in the Indian market, with its pricey phones unable to compete with cheaper and more popular models from brands like Samsung and Xiaomi. The most popular Apple phone in the country is the decidedly dated iPhone 6, and while the company is certainly trying to boost sales of its more expensive (and more profitable) new phones, it’s still going to be an uphill battle to break into the market. It still remains to be seen whether cheaper iPhone X models will be the tipping point, but by building the phones in India, Apple is at least doing all it can to set itself up to try.



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Reminder that if you're using discord instead of riot you don't belong here.

>My friends use discord

So did mine. Convert them to riot one by one.

>it lacks X feature

Riot is almost as feature complete as discord, and its updated frequently. It gets better every day.


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Links is unsafe browser

>they use Links web browser

>they think it's safe

>few megabytes of C code


you cannot have a program made in C safe, especially not big program like web browser

Links is full of holes and buffer overflows, ready for CIA to use

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How to stop watching porn

Is there any good technological solution to this? I'm a weak willed faggot who just keep going back to porn.

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Hey tech, I'm 36 and just got laid off, with no future prospects at all. What OS should I install and what programming language should I learn?

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Apple and Microsoft

Will burn down to ashes in the foreseeable future.

Google will take over hard, and Amazon will stretch even farther.

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Apple and Microsoft

Will burn down to ashes in the foreseeable future.

Google will take over hard, and Amazon will stretch even farther.

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Hey tech, I'm 36 and just got laid off, with no future prospects at all. What OS should I install and what programming language should I learn?

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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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Internet communities

where the people on the internets communicate these days? and what kind of people are on each community?


-imageboards (8ch, 4ch, nanochan, others)



-discord groups


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Internet communities

where the people on the internets communicate these days? and what kind of people are on each community?


-imageboards (8ch, 4ch, nanochan, others)



-discord groups


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Internet communities

where the people on the internets communicate these days? and what kind of people are on each community?


-imageboards (8ch, 4ch, nanochan, others)



-discord groups


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Internet communities

where the people on the internets communicate these days? and what kind of people are on each community?


-imageboards (8ch, 4ch, nanochan, others)



-discord groups


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(To the tune of Beck's "Loser")

In the day of sysop nerds I was a flunkie

Jolt in my brains and body feeling chunky

With the plastic mouse balls spray paint the Commodore

System install with the hard drive on the floor

Kill the process and put it in /dev/null

Email flaming with the user hitting D-control

Shell's called Reno and it's written in C

Got a couple of xterms, keys set to repeat

Root came sayin' I'm insane to complain

About an online wedding and a stain on my screen

Don't believe everything that you make(1)

You get a cracker from Europe and a login that's fake

So write your code in Perl in the dark

Saving all your hacks for working at a tech park

Yo - punch it

So - dumping core

I'm a user, baby, so why don't you kill(1) me?

(Double dense floppy)

So - dumping core

I'm a user, baby, so why don't you kill(1) me?

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KDE Long Term Goals and increasing diversity via a coc

>The community is largely homogeneous with regard to gender, race, class and geographical extraction, being made up mainly by white male middle class European engineers.

>Help increase diversity: Over the next 5 years help promote diversity and collaborate in attracting contributors in order to get close to having the same proportion of men, women, and other genders as there are in the real world. Likewise promote KDE as a community all over the world to contribute to recruiting contributors so as to achieve a balanced representation of the largest number of ethnicities and nationalities as possible among contributors. At the moment, the community is composed mainly by white male Europeans. The goal is to add 5 percentile of minority contributors to the community every year over the next 5 years, without decreasing the number of contributors KDE already has. We can do this by carrying out actions that target under-represented genders, ethnicities and people with disabilities, so that we can tap undiscovered talent, receive input and help from a larger slice of the population, and better adapt KDE's software to the needs of wider selection of the population. We can take a page from Wikimedia's playbook on how to encourage under-represented groups to participate in KDE's community. Implement and enforce a strict CoC both for the community and each event against discrimination and harassment. Also, move main event (Akademy) away from Europe and encourage sprints and events in other places, like Asia, South America and Africa, as well as activities devise activities which will appeal to minorities.



If any of the KDE contributors comes here please stop this madness you don't need "diversity" you need people who wants to contribute and especially people who does it well.Skin color, race, sex is not important. If you force yourselves to have such goals instead of just wanting to just grow a better community then you'll have people who think that race, sex, nationality etc... is more important than the project/code.

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Surprise News > Which Androids are least likely to give you a Brain Tumour?




I thought this stuff was over by the time the DynaTAC got TACced, but this surprised me.

I just came across this article looking at Softpedia News the bored shill I am, and I came across this by pure coincidence.

Apparently Der Deutcsche Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection) and Statista conducted a test on the most used Androids currently to see which one is least likely to give you Noodle Zits. And the results nearly surprised me.

So to anyone who wants to get a new smartphone, stay clear of these models if you don't want to die early.

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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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Discord Alternatives

I am in great need of a chatting platform better than Discord.


-With text channels or some other way to organize text (categories being a plus)

-Ability to ban, kick, etc

-Easy to make multiple servers

-Voice chat

-Easy to invite others

-Private messaging

-Deleting text from trolls


Roles, emojis, bots, and other things to liven it up.

RocketChat sucks.

Matrix doesn't have text channels.


There's gotta be something better.

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Does rebooting your pc clear your ram?

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Hacker Spaces

I joined a hacker space recently thinking I would finally be able to learn all about electronics and realized I don't know what I actually want to actually do there. A few years ago when I was still in high school I wanted to be around like minded people interested in electronics and computers but never knew where to start (the closest I got to that was lurking and posting here and joining a robotics club where they didn't let me do or teach me anything). Now that I've joined this facility, I want to work on projects but tasks I thought would be simple seem to be too hard for me at my current skill level and I have no idea where to even start. What's worse is that projects that I can do at home seem meaningless because even if they seem fun in concept, it all seems pointless in the end while I learn nothing. For example I was planing on modifying a piratebox to try and host a custom forum and doom server off it's local connection for tenants at my friend's apartment I'm sure there's a better way of doing this but bear with me. While doing research on how I would achieve this I realized that nobody would actually use this and I would be doing a fuck ton of work to basically have normalfags talk to each other from their apartment rooms with their, more likely than not, uninteresting thoughts. This happens to me for basically every project I can do and I don't know what to do about it.

TL;DR I have access to a hackerspace. What should I do with it.

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Sup fags, idea guy here

Why don't one of you budding nerds help me out. I have a game-changing idea for turning the internet on its head. You see, the current operating mode of the internet is actually backwards. People are herded onto centralized platforms like facebook, instagram and well, 8chan. Let's disrupt that. Allow me to go ahead and put forward a ground-breaking killer idea that I think has the momentum to be a millennium shaper. Instead of users sharing content on a central site, they share it on their own site. Imagine a world in which every internet user is his own facebook. Want to share? Just send a link. There's no need for a middle man. Harnessing this with power of block-chain technology on the backend and incentives to utilize a cryptocurrency for transactions and I think you've got a real winner. Good-bye ebay, amazon etc. As we boldly step into the IoT future, imagine the possibilities of having many devices as their own separate internets that talk to each other in an adhoc fashion, all coordinating with the blockchain ledger.

Thoughts? Shoot me back.

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Countering illegal hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response



>Brussels, 4 February 2019

>The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results.

>IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours and 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech is removed, compared to 40% and 28% respectively when the Code was first launched in 2016. However, companies need to improve their feedback to users.

>The IT companies reported a considerable extension of their network of ‘trusted flaggers’ in Europe and are engaging on a regular basis with them to increase understanding of national specificities of hate speech. In the first year after the signature of the Code of conduct, Facebook reported to have taken 66 EU NGOs on board as trusted flaggers; and Twitter 40 NGOs in 21 EU countries.

>The Framework Decision on Combatting Racism and Xenophobia criminalises the public incitement to violence or hatred directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin. Hate speech as defined in this Framework Decision is a criminal offence also when it occurs online.

>just ignore CoC, those are just private projects on GitHub

>just fork the project and remove CoC

>only edgelords can't behave themselves online, just be normal and don't sperg out

>there is no way this will affect you in real life

<EU adopts a CoC, breaking it is considered a criminal offence

<content is reviewed by trusted flaggers and NGOs

How long before they use that network of (((trusted flaggers))) and (((NGOs))) to enforce blocking on DNS or ISP level? In EU you don't adopt a CoC, CoC adopts you.

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the only way to be botnet free

stay offline... everything online is botnet

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What is the best program on GNU?

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What are /tech/'s favorite alternative FOSS mobile operating systems? I would also like to hear a debate on which is better out of the following:

ubntu touch eelo pure os firefox os sailfish os lineage os tizen postmarket os kde mobile

pic related

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Beware the Social Score

What will YOU do when the Chinese Social Score comes to your nation?

Don't think for one minute that it won't. Generation Z has been raised to rate everything, from the products they buy, to the sellers they buy from, the restaurants they visit, their teachers, and even the doctors they visit. They rate their uber driver and the uber driver rates them. You have a large generation very used to the concept of rating.

The social media phenomenon has inculcated a narcissistic driven behavioural reinforcement system, by which people are nudged into group pleasing actions in return for high scores. Whether the motivation is purely rooted in vanity, or for monetary award corresponding to subscriber counts, it becomes clear that people are intimately vested in a gamification existence.

This combination of ratings and points is the underbelly for a "Social Score" system that is actually being realized in China today. Fail a test, litter on the street, say something 'politically incorrect', or perhaps staying out too late would result in demerits. Naturally, governments will issue rewards to nudge people into 'correct' behaviour. Those with low scores will be restricted from many services ranging from communications to travel; perhaps dissidents won't even have any freedom of movement! I'm sure you can imagine how such a scheme could also be tied into Universal Income.

(((They))) have primed the younger generation to accept this system, and you're kidding yourself if you think it will be met with but a handful of resistors. The question is then, how do we prevent this dystopian nightmare from emerging before it is too late?

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Why was terry being followed by the cia nigeers


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Comparison between Tor and i2p?

What are the differences between just booting up tor browser/entering the network and running i2p?

Are there any imageboards or any random interests websites on i2p or is it dead?

I boot up tor frequently to see how stuff is going and visit a few imageboards, been listening about i2p for a few years but never did any search.

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Systemd 1984 spookware subversion, we're fucked

<1) Systemd is made by (((Redhat))) If alarm bells have not already gone off in your head by now you're a fucking retard


<Red Hat has friends in the clouds. That could help it get a piece of a Pentagon contract.

<(((Red Hat leaders have been talking to defense officials about its JEDI cloud-services contract and think the company is "extremely well-positioned" to supply the project's back-end workings, Red Hat Chief Financial Office Eric Shander said in a recent interview.)))

<US federal government FBI, CIA and NSA already use RHEL aka Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are of course closely tied with Redhat.


>Government and public sector

>Red Hat takes the best innovation from the open source community and stabilizes it for public sector missions. Our products are built to help you become more efficient, meet critical IT demands, and seamlessly complete accreditation and certification processes. (((Red Hat® solutions are used throughout the federal government and in all 50 states.)))


Systemd basically seems to be OutlawcountryV2, the paranoid alphabet kikes got what they wanted, they successfully destroyed 90% of all linux operating systems post systemd. Reminder that as long as your distro has systemd code made by literal redhat cianigger contract spooks you're just as well better off using (((WinblowsTM))) iirc even Tails use Systemd, if your system uses systemd you are already compromised, and you're a retard for allowing yourself to be cheated by a false sense of security.

ITT discuss Cianigger free distro's and ways to combat systemd, post links to previosly systemd free distro repos. Make sure you store said old repos before they are (((coincidentally))) all erased.

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live distros

How come we never talk about live distros?

What are your lightweight go-to distros for system recovery/secure things?

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CoC(K)s and what they mean to You

I was just banned from Tilde.town for activity I performed outside of the server. I find this highly hilarious. I in no way violated their idiotic CoC(K) while inside the server. Rather, the admin took it upon himself to research me and discover that I post Pro-National Socialist things on GNU Social and elsewhere.

This is the new precident, it doesn't matter your behavior, it matters your beliefs and yourself whether or not you break your ToS.

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>Intel Pentium gold and silver with WiFi support directly in the CPU.

Why nobody is talking about this?

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

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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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OpenBSD as Primary Workstation

Been using linux since hardy, used various forms of it from suse to arch for different applications but now thanks to pledge+chromium it has replaced arch on even my laptop and my private server has run it since I first heard of it. My question is has anyone tried it in a workstation setting?

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Tech that you horribly miss

Can we all agree that windows mobile was and still IS the most advanced mobile OS.

Instead of keeping with this bulldozer of an OS they decided to go after iPlebs and make "smart" phones for dumb people.

For those of you who never used one you are truly missing something.

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Ubuntu is going to make it easier than ever to use ZFS!

What does /tech/ think about this? How does this impact the current 'filesystem war' of ZFSonLinux, Btrfs, and Stratis?

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Is it usable? Is it currently better than X? Is it botnet? Why does no one ever talk about it here?

>inb4 framebuffer

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>hurr I won't use discord

>it botnet

>discordcrypt exists

What now?


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Why do people still use C?

When will Cniles admit their language is shit?

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Freetards can't into design

Just look at this abomination

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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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any of you fucking larpers actually use a minimal system for day-to-day computing? With minimal I mean doesn't jump up to 200W of power consumption when I open a text file. I'm talking minimal hardware here.

I keep looking at ARM computers for that but they're mostly retarded chinkware that's borderline impossible to set up with a mainline kernel. Every time I tried to get into shit like the Pi it ended up being a disappointment for various chink-engineering related reasons. My wish would be a minimal system that can do shell, some light graphics, browsing not required and no fucking fans. I don't think it's possible without x86 and the inherent bloat, botnet, fans and high power consumption that has. Why isn't this a thing in two-thousand-fucking-nineteen? Also none of the chinkware I looked at can drive anything higher than 1080p. What the shit is up with that?! I have a 4k monitor and sadly got fucking used to it. Should I go back to 4:3 screens /tech/? I just wanna simplify my life somewhat.

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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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>make a """safe""" programming language.

>has vulnerabilities




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Why don't Firefox add a dialogue to their installer allowing normal, private and paranoid options?

For a company that currently claims to be keeping you private, they are doing a horrible job of making decent privacy accessible.

Can we do anything about it? It shouldn't be hard to code, but would it be accepted?

Don't be a schizo in your reply

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Secure back up coms

Any ideas how to start a secure communications network in case members of a team can't communicate on their own devices?

In an office I was thinking ye olde internal phone lines might work well.

You could also send code visually through fax, the recipient scans the print out. Each colour of ink would give you a bit of entropy if you were sending a key.

What about using a set of identical paired mobile devices with reduced functionality that work like TOR?

Your 10$ Nokia sends a encrypted message split to 5 other 10$ Nokias, it's then sent to the recipient.

Nobody would even know you had this kind of back up network until you started using it- and even then they might not be monitoring it have access to the Telecom network. You could use satellite phones if required.

Easy win on CTF, don't mind my brainstorming

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Windows 10 thread - new updates!

Just installed the new 'dipshit 2019' update! More ads and spyware have been installed, and Bill personally made it harder to modify the desktop environment. Toolbar colors are now locked into a pool of 16 choices, and you can no longer change its position. I really enjoy the sterile, flat colors, and microsofts pledge to stick to the interface paradigm that they have since 95. Using Linux, there is just too much choice in interface control. Thank god that has been taken away from me, it makes my brain hurt.

I was dumb enough to remove the ads from the windows(tm) smarttile(r), so they have been put back! Can't wait to look at the cool candy crush logos while I'm trying to search for an item off the super menu, which for some reason takes several minutes. I actually remember the function being faster on xp. Maybe it's bill's little way of saying "stare at the ads you fucking consumer pig. look at the groove(tm) music ad, that looks good doesn't it? Did you know that artists can make .001% of every sale?"

If you do want to disable the tiles adware completely, don't worry! It's as easy as : gpedit.msc => Local Computer Policy => User Configuration => Administrative Templates => Start Menu and Taskbar => Notifications. => navigate to sidebar => turn off tile notifications

Then, simply:

Go to regedit => HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications => click on NoTileNotifications => modify dword => change base hex value to 1

(not kidding, you actually have to go through all of this. I could not make up something this user-unfriendly)

Do you guys have the update yet? If not, Microsoft will install it for you the next time you leave your pc for half an hour. Remember to save your work!

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has the internet doomed humanity as a whole?

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What are some drawbacks to using a *nix OS?

I'm learning to make my own OS (for larping purposes, obviously) and was thinking about making a *nix. I've seen alot of hate for unices being too hard and having very limited software support, but past that, not much else. Why do people hate Unix and its various clones, decendants, and forks?

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What would RMS be doing if he was born in the year 1992?

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I pissed off anonymous how do I protect myself?

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It is finally here: The RISC-V PC!

>While it’s clear that the most significant opportunities for RISC-V will be in democratising custom silicon for accelerating specific tasks and enabling new applications — and it’s already driving a renaissance in novel computer architectures, for e.g. IoT and edge processing — one question that people cannot help but ask is, so when can I have a RISC-V PC? The answer to which is, right now.


Only 4000$ !

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TIPS for minimizing who has your data


I've recently been transferring all my data generating services to Microsoft. I can't avoid using windows at the moment. Microsoft e-mail, tablet, internet explorer, bing searches, and skype for calls.

Eliminating google's share of my data. Now at least only one corporation has it, instead of 3 or 4. You can do the same thing if you wanted with Google or Apple, juast make sure every device and software you use is with the same company. That way only 1 company will have your data.

This brings us to ISP choice. Does Microsoft or google or apple have connections with a specific ISP that would be a best choice if you were trying to contain your data to one company?

ISP CHOICES: https://broadbandnow.com/All-Providers











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You have 20 seconds to explain why Free Software is better than Nonfree Software or this man will shoot you.

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Can I make a full time job out of virtue signaling in the tech industry?

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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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Making a video without metadata

>there is not a single non-botnet way to make .mp4 or .webm video

>even (((Open Source))) software puts a lot of metadata into files so CIA can identify you

>/tech/ idiots will still claim that (((Free software))) provides privacy and freedom

1. Make a funny cat video and post it to your youtube channel or post on your facebook account

2. Make a video about some CIA shit or some leaked documents, post it somewhere

3. CIA correlates your second video with the first (same metadata and fingerprint) and they have your real name from facebook or youtube

4. You go to Guantanamo for education

All of this is possible thanks to (((Free software))) and niggers that made it.

x264 is a botnet, stay away from it.

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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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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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John Carmack - writing Rust code feels very wholesome

I'm still completely in the excited-newbie honeymoon phase, but writing Rust code feels very wholesome.


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I've been running a Tor exit relay for about a year now and am pushing several terabytes of data a month. I recently decided that I want to contribute even more to censorship free Internet projects so I have been looking in to things like decentralized VPNs which then brought me to thinks like I2P, CJDNS, Hyperboria, etc. Honestly I think I'm in a little over my head here. Anyway, money really isn't too much of a concern for me and I have a powerful VPS sitting here not doing anything. How can I best put this guy to use to benefit the dark net?

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I found a way to detect vocal tracks with black singers. What should I do with this technology?

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how to steal VPS

where to steal free VPS like a nigger? without giving your real credit card.

I do have money but it's not easy to buy VPS anonymously.

are free VPS a trial only for few days, then they kill it?

is there a way to go to public place with a computer, install your malware/VPS software and use it as VPS?

or hack someone's PC online to use it as VPS?

I need minimum hardware, minimum internet bandwidth, doesn't matter.

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Make your own CS student!


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terminal emulators

Do you have a second to talk about terminal emulators?

Is there a reason not to use whatever defeault your distro comes with?

Are there noticable differences between different ones?

Which one are you currently using and why?

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South Korea Censorship

South Korea government started to censor to foreign https websites. But it's similar to China, not North Korea.


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Asking the Hard Questions: Email

We all know email. It has been around for decades now. It's a mature system based on well-known protocols like SMTP, IMAP, POP3. Everybody uses it.

However, there are some that argue that this is a negative thing, and it is clear as to why. Email has been at the center of a lot of criticism and complaints, particularly about its security.

It's definitely messy when it comes to encryption. By default, no email is end-to-end encrypted. This means that communications can be intercepted by the service provider, or possibly by anyone in between if STARTTLS isn't enabled either

The only real way to achieve true end-to-end email encryption is through methods such as GPG. These methods can be more than a little unintuitive. Most mail clients have a third-party extension that offers this feature, with mixed results. On a personal note, I had a very bad experience with Enigmail, where it kept trying to generate its own keypairs for accounts and using them instead of only using the ones I told it to. Mutt's GPG is better in this regard, but I still have to figure out how to get that shit to work with multiple accounts. Some people find that these frustrations are enough for them to abandon the idea entirely, and just accept insecure email communications. That's certainly not a good sign. To a certain extent, email can seem like a dinosaur protocol held together with duct tape and glue.

This brings us to the question: Should society abandon email as we know it in favor of a communication system that prioritizes end-to-end encryption?

I've certainly seen some suggest this, particularly the EFF, who during the EFail panic prompted users to install Signal and use that instead. Furthermore, other encrypted chat choices are rising up, such as XMPP+OMEMO and Riot/Matrix.

This all sounds well and good. E2EE by default is always a good thing. I do have a few criticisms and concerns though.

For one, the shilling of signal in particular is a bit troublesome. Sure it's encrypted and "open", but it is still a very centralized system. The app only connects to one server, signal's, and that server handles everything. Outside of the code being open, how is this any more trustworthy than Whatsapp?

Another thing is that these protocols don't seem to fill in the email usecase. Emails are usually, well, mail. They're letters, and generally are long and carefully-composed. These chat apps and systems, while very secure, seem to be emulating instant messaging instead. They don't visually and UX-wise fill the same usecase as email.

So what do you think? Should we get rid of email? If so, what do you think should replace it? If not, how do you think email should evolve to deal with the challenges it faces in the modern technological landscape?

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Year of the GNU/Linux desktop

ok, no more memes. what is the best linux distro for the desktop?

e.g. which one are you using?

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Name the baby!

Good news, anons! Mark's mpreg fantasies have come true and he's expecting! What should we name the baby?

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ANSSI - Guide to develop secure applications with Rust

Be part of ANSSI’s new « Guide to develop secure applications with Rust »

Rust is an open source programming language which combines security, modernity and performance. As well, it is gradually being adopted in a large number of projects. To support developers, ANSSI offers a new "Guide to develop secure applications with Rust". This guide is intended to be a living document and it’s open to all contributions from the community. The object of this document is to provide hints and recommendations for secure applications development using the Rust programming language, that allow users to benefits of the good level of trust the Rust language already provides.

Created in 2006, Rust is a free programming language that has gradually brought together a community of users involved in its use and development.

Thanks to this collaborative experience, many projects are now taking advantage of Rust’s qualities.

This language focuses on security without compromising performance in the development of any type of application.

The Guide to Develop Secure Applications with Rust

To support all developers in their use of Rust language, ANSSI offers a new “guide to develop secure applications with Rust”.

The guide intents to group recommendations that should be applied for application development with strong security level requirements.

The aim with the structure of this document is to consider separately different phases of a typical and simplified development process.

ANSSI invites you to become the actors of this open, interactive and evolving project

This initiative is also collaborative, to benefit from the expertise developed by the community over the past several years.

ANSSI calls on all contributors to be part of the development of this guide, which is now published in a “Beta” version.

Each user will be able to participate with our teams in the development of this new resource, made available on GitHub.

Once these contributions have been discussed and integrated, the finalized and formatted document will join the collection of best practices guides proposed on ANSSI’s website.

However, this first version will remain open for comments, in order to adapt these practical recommendations to the next developments that may mark the future of Rust language.



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I heard that Tencent is buying reddit. What are some good sites that replace /r/vim and /r/neovim? And don't say "just use emacs" because you'd be wrong.

Specifically looking for a resource that details current plugin development. If it wasn't for these communities I wouldn't know about half of the nice plugins I have and I'd be some VSCode plebian or EVIL user.

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Get on my level. Post your best seeds.

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Domains Names/Website Ownership

Greetings /tech/,

Is it possible to "own" your own website without needing to "buy" the domain name and pay for server hosting?

How does this specifically work?

I have hear the name "ICANN" mentioned, what part do they play in domain names? and why do you have to register with them in the first place?

Is there a way to have an "unregistered" website hosted on a home server?

Would there be any legal ramifications to this?

Please help me to learn.

>pic unrelated

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>TempleOS continued


DivineSystems fag here,

The plan is to make TempleOS usable in the future. First release is already out.

need help documenting and making tutorials. AHCI support is first goal.


We have no options left, as time goes by more and more computers will not be able to run TOS.

There will be people who'll just tell me to use a VM, but that's cucked. TempleOS was made for easy hardware access, but running in a VM just limits it to virtual hardware.

Newer computers don't have IDE drives and are not legacy compatible. Can't change that.

The goal is to try to integrate these things while keeping the line count down.

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YouTube is now searchable without Javascript.


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Does any anon know something about this? Why does Jim have 8ch post stats hosted on a 4ch.net domain that has been registered to him (NTTech) since 2000? 2channel was started circa 1999, has he had designs on this space for over a decade? He has also owned 9ch.net, and 8ch.net among others since 2000 as well, according to WHOIS records.

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Brand Blacklist > Horrible Notebook Laptops Edition

After years of experience, and using thousands of Laptops, I can honestly say, I'm an expert on which Laptops to buy and which are garbage as soon as they left the factory.

Let me list it off for you:

>Fantastic Brands:



-Samsung (Ironically)



>Horrible brands (stay away):





-Fujitsu Siemens (discontinued)

I made this because I want your opinion over my opinion, and if you have anything to say to make me change my mind over some of these brands and why. Like maybe some brands got better or worse over the years.

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i really, REALLY want to start participating in /tech/like communities online. im sick of being a part of the norm.

but what are thriving places? where do you all go? what forums do you shitpost at, what games do you play, where do you watch videos?

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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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Intellectual pursuit in the face of Racism

Can racist attitudes make you a worse programmer/mathematician/physicist?

The more I learn about the aforementioned topics, I cannot help but marvel at the power of my own intellect, juxtaposed against the vacuous expanse of the nigger mind, for which antithesis begs to be defined. Every theorem I prove, every language construct I discover, every universal truth I discover about the nature of the universe, is yet one more point of differentiation demarcating the ever growing gulf, beyond that which pity can afford, one finds between my awesome abilities and those of the lowly negroid. I worry that time spent pondering superiority over the enfeebled negro mind might distract one from the destiny of their great work. I would hate to deprive humanity from even one iota of my talent which might for worse be spent holding contempt for niggers.

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Advice regarding self teaching CS

Since college is a scam, what would be the necesary CS topics to be a top tier game programmer?

I will take note and self study those using books from libgen.io.

Will start from the basics, since I hated math in high school.

>High school math (pre algebra, algebra I II, trigonometry, precalculus)

>College math (calculus I II, linear algebra, discrete math)

>Data structures and Algorithms

>Languages (ASM, C, C#, C++, Lisp, racket, haskell, python, go, java, javascript)

>How a language work (make a compiler)


>Computer graphics (will be one of the last topics to study)

>Fourier transforms and signal processing

>Computer Hardware and Operative Systems

>AI (stats, neural networks, heuristics, fuzzy logic)


These are the ones I imagine every computer scientist should know.

I would appreciate any advice regarding this curriculum.

Right now I feel so angry towards my own ineptitude I decided to properly spend my time self teaching this, doing all the book exercises and I'm determined to not waste more time and actually doing something usefull for my life.

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2019 Lunux still sucks

>decided to install ubuntu again

>everything is too small on my 4k monitor

>found out I can enable fraction scaling on wayland

>after reboot i have black screen because nvidia drivers doesn't work with wayland

noobuntu, my fault, should have used kde, using jewidia

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Humans as robots

can you imagine if we were mechanical, robot, instead of biological?

you wouldn't eat food and produce shit, you would just charge your batteries.

you wouldn't die even after serious accident, as long as your HDD was not damaged, all parts of your body could be replaced. even if your HDD died, a backup of your mind could be restored from backup into your new HDD

you could make clones of yourself, simply buy another robot, copy HDD contents into it. (wouldn't that result in war of clones though?)

I think the intermediate step will be to create a robot body and put real brain into it

we could also have women that wouldn't shit, wouldn't have periods. or just don't have women, they are useless if we stop biological humans

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>wake up

>turn on pc

>no working init found

woah, thanks systemd!

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Why are SJWs and radical PoCs invading the tech industry?

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I'm going to buy an Macbook Pro, an iPad, an iPhone XS, an iWatch, and an iPod Touch. Ask me anything. Poorfags need not to reply to this thread.

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Can I legally forbid minorities from using my software and code?

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What do you think of this?

Thoughts, first impressions, feedback?

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Windows 10 PSA

If any of you still run Windows 10 (naughty), you can pirate Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC N, which is the Long-Term Servicing Model for Enterprise. It has no apps (or even the ability to install them) and sees a new release every 3 years like traditional Windows.

By default, it installs updates automatically, however if your enterprise has a Windows Server or Windows IT Server on the network, then you have access to the traditional Windows Update Manager.

Some guy has made a community version of the Update Manager that runs on the Local Machine and together with LTSC makes Windows 10's update model just like the normal, pre-service Windows:https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-update-minitool.64939/page-47#post-1465177

While you shouldn't use Windows 10 or Windows at all, people do anyway. Might be a good resource for people who happen to use Windows 10 but don't like the new bullshit. With the death of Windows 7/8 approaching, many new HW drivers will only support Windows 10 and so this information should be given to gamers to prevent them from being Jewd.

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what would you do if you woke up tomorrow and the internet was gone>

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Radeon VII

I was expecting AMD to blow Nvidia out of the water with a GPU that gives more frames per $$.

Can buy an overclocked 2080 with better performance for $50 less. What went wrong?

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I didn't think it would happen so quickly, but my laptop refurbished from 2007 is falling appart. I am typing with the on-screen keyboard as of now because I set clamwin to autokill and I dont know how to get this damn trojan botnet off without killing muh old laptop. I am on Win 7 on a Dell with an SSD. Any advice? If you suggest Linux then I need an emulation and vidya friendly version because I haven't played with real linux since 98ish? Plz halp?

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RMS on Clover

What does RMS think of 4cucks clover OS? It recognises itself as a GNU+Linux distro, which is something he likes. it would be based if he hated clover OS because it's Gentoo based, which he does not approve of, it would not make sense since he approves Trisquel and yet it's based of ubuntu, which he does not approve of.

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Boomer tech stories

>Boomer family member asks me to do something literally impossible (due to her misconceptions about technology)

>I tell her that you can't do that, and offer a practical alternative instead, which is similar to what she described, except that it's actually doable

>She admits that she knows very little about technology, but she refuses to accept my solution

>Still insists that I do something impossible instead

>Later, tells me she wants a wired connection in a remote part of her house

>Tell her about powerline ethernet

>She implies that I'm stupid and that it would start a fire (it won't, I use it for my own network)

>Rejects my solutions but complains that I'm not helping

>Doesn't offer to pay, expects me to do tech support for free

>Rejects all of my recommendations and insults me

>Got genuinely mad at me because I use Android instead of iOS (who gives a shit either way, and it's unrelated to what we were talking about)

Why are old people such huge pieces of shit, especially when it comes to technology?

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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

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Greetings Professor Falken :)

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My computer broke while watching certain material that is illegal in my country Denmark, possession of which can land you in prison and your life ruined (motherboard failure as far as I can tell, cooler no longer working). Sensitive stuff was at the screen at the time of the occurrence. I've already cleared the HDD and RAM, are there any other components I should worry about before geting rid of the system? It's an older system so no SSD.

I'm guessing the RAM isn't a concern but it's still useful to have. I'm *guessing* the CPU won't hold any data either but what about cache and other components?

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>Dad: What the hell is a Li-nooks, son?

>Dad: Did you reformat my computer again with that damn Uhb-bun-ta, Anon! *cracks belt*

>Dad: Anon, you're not going to get a girlfriend with that weird shit.

>Dad: Get a job, freeloader.

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Uses for a raspberry pi 3?

I got a pi3 awhile back to make a retroarch setup. It was fun, but I got bored with it.

Does /tech/ mess with these things? What projects have you made? Are arduinos better?

I'd like to get some ideas to make this thing useful.

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Mastodon and Career Gays

I've seen the threads before about what freetard social networking is like, but holy shit, I didn't think it was that bad until I saw it with my own eyes.

I'm a musician who's into /tech/ and since I don't really social media, but I thought maybe I'd give Mastodon a try, if not to share my music and make some like-minded friends.

Mastodon.art seems all ri--

< Microaggressions ("not all men", white/man/cis-splaining, using the wrong pronouns to address someone after being corrected, etc)

Oh. Well that seems oddly out of place for a platform for art. Fuck it, let's hit up Mastodon.social instead. Their rules seem less bizarrely specific.

You'd think gays make up 75% of the population if you didn't visit any place else. Oh nice, a hairy penis in my local feed two minutes in.

Yeah, I'm not touching that piece of shit anymore. I went through more instances, and they all seem to be full of people who think their sexuality is an identity and a career. I see why normies and artists who aren't rabid weeaboo hentai fingerpainters steer clear of this shit.

Is there any freetard networks that aren't insufferable garbage like this? Or does it just come with the territory?

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Linux 5.0 to stop non-GPL kernel modules from using floating point or SIMD instructions in a thinly veiled attempt to kill ZFS (the only good FOSS filesystem) on Linux.

Mailing list discussion here, the people behind the decision don't even try to hide their disdain for ZFS even when other kernel developers say the decision will harm them


>My tolerance for ZFS is pretty non-existant.

Note that this will also kill the performance of all non-GPL crypto code and anything else that relies on vector instructions or floating point.

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Genode/seL4 Thread

Why aren't you using an unhackable kernel, /tech/?

>The kernel


>The OS


>Stated goal of improving practical usability in 2019






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The great debate

Should hexnumbers be lower or uppercase?

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Machine Learning, Deep Leraning, Neural Networks

I tried searching the catalog here for threads about deep learning or machine learning and found none.

is there a board on 8ch dedcated to ML or deep learning?

yes some other site has an ML sub-read-it thing but I dont use that site

starting to understand different use case scenarios for things like estimators, discriminators, generators, etc - and trying to figure out custom structures of multiple algorythms. haven't yet gone deep with many layer NN systems, starting with simpler projects, but curious about all levels.

anybody else here working on ML yet?

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LinusTechTips (And other like-individuals) Hate Thread

Why does anyone watch this retard niggerfaggot? I just watched this video for the hell of it, and in it he literally claims that using Cuckflare's DNS will not only make your network more secure but also the concept in the video is it "Improves your phone's WiFi". Nothing he said in there has anything to do with Wireless Fidelity. He literally just changed the DNS settings and said "It's faster, goys!"

Who actually watches this faggot? This is only the second video I've ever seen by him. I thought "Maybe I judged this millenial faggot too early" but then, after watching this, I realized it is him and not me.

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How do neighborhood power outages work exactly? Every time it rains a little or the wind blows, it seems power goes out for my entire region. I'm starting to suspect some asshole drives out to slap more duct-tape on and then leaves, feeling accomplished. Explain this shit to me.

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Google’s Secret China Project “Effectively Ended” After Internal Confrontation


>Google has been forced to shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China after members of the company’s privacy team raised internal complaints that it had been kept secret from them, The Intercept has learned.

>The internal rift over the system has had massive ramifications, effectively ending work on the censored search engine, known as Dragonfly, according to two sources familiar with the plans. The incident represents a major blow to top Google executives, including CEO Sundar Pichai, who have over the last two years made the China project one of their main priorities.

>The dispute began in mid-August, when the The Intercept revealed that Google employees working on Dragonfly had been using a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for the censored search engine, which was designed to block out broad categories of information related to democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest, in accordance with strict rules on censorship in China that are enforced by the country’s authoritarian Communist Party government.

>The Beijing-based website, 265.com, is a Chinese-language web directory service that claims to be “China’s most used homepage.” Google purchased the site in 2008 from Cai Wensheng, a billionaire Chinese entrepreneur. 265.com provides its Chinese visitors with news updates, information about financial markets, horoscopes, and advertisements for cheap flights and hotels. It also has a function that allows people to search for websites, images, and videos. However, search queries entered on 265.com are redirected to Baidu, the most popular search engine in China and Google’s main competitor in the country. As The Intercept reported in August, it appears that Google has used 265.com as a honeypot for market research, storing information about Chinese users’ searches before sending them along to Baidu.

>According to two Google sources, engineers working on Dragonfly obtained large datasets showing queries that Chinese people were entering into the 265.com search engine. At least one of the engineers obtained a key needed to access an “application programming interface,” or API, associated with 265.com, and used it to harvest search data from the site. Members of Google’s privacy team, however, were kept in the dark about the use of 265.com.

>Several groups of engineers have now been moved off of Dragonfly completely and told to shift their attention away from China.

>The engineers used the data they pulled from 265.com to learn about the kinds of things that people located in mainland China routinely search for in Mandarin. This helped them to build a prototype of Dragonfly. The engineers used the sample queries from 265.com, for instance, to review lists of websites Chinese people would see if they typed the same word or phrase into Google. They then used a tool they called “BeaconTower” to check whether any websites in the Google search results would be blocked by China’s internet censorship system, known as the Great Firewall. Through this process, the engineers compiled a list of thousands of banned websites, which they integrated into the Dragonfly search platform so that it would purge links to websites prohibited in China, such as those of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and British news broadcaster BBC.

>Under normal company protocol, analysis of people’s search queries is subject to tight constraints and should be reviewed by the company’s privacy staff, whose job is to safeguard user rights. But the privacy team only found out about the 265.com data access after The Intercept revealed it, and were “really pissed,” according to one Google source. Members of the privacy team confronted the executives responsible for managing Dragonfly. Following a series of discussions, two sources said, Google engineers were told that they were no longer permitted to continue using the 265.com data to help develop Dragonfly, which has since had severe consequences for the project.

>“The 265 data was integral to Dragonfly,” said one source. “Access to the data has been suspended now, which has stopped progress.”

>In recent weeks, teams working on Dragonfly have been told to use different datasets for their work. They are no longer gathering search queries from mainland China and are instead now studying “global Chinese” queries that are entered into Google from people living in countries such as the United States and Malaysia; those queries are qualitatively different from searches originating from within China itself, making it virtually impossible for the Dragonfly team to hone the accuracy of results. Significantly, several groups of engineers have now been moved off of Dragonfly completely, and told to shift their attention away from China to instead work on projects related to India, Indonesia, Russia, the Middle East and Brazil.

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"Learn to code" meme

How is "learn to code" a meme? I studied computer science and now I'm a software developer. It's a good career. And even if you don't do it for a living, it's a fun hobby. It's not that hard to learn full stack development.

Are people seriously trying to imply that coding is a bad thing? Or that it's too hard? What the hell? Are people really this lazy and dumb?

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Japan-based Debian dev demoted to Maintainer over misunderstandings regarding a SJW dev and CoCks

>Debian Account Managers and (((anti-harrassment))) team called out Norbert Prening over muh incorrect usage of pronouns and other (((disrespectful))) communication



>All his blog posts regarding that SJW



>Prening: XML is a "convolutive pile of shit"


>Prening finally recognizes that systemDick is cancer:


Leddit threads:

https://archive.md/i5beG (discussion thread, shoah'd)

https://archive.md/MS9GO (being this triggered over internal political FOSS drama)

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Can anyone confirm that Huawei poses any additional security risks to individual users other than the narrative that (((they))) are pushing?

I have just been listening to some (((political discussion))) on Chinese Technology -

https://endchan.xyz/.media/7c59f0b78524dc6279d2c0c580d60b7d-audiompeg.mp3 -

and one of the things they spoke about was Huawei.

The current meme that (((they))) are pushing is that Huawei poses a security risk.

Let me point out though that what Huawei is being accused of, are the same things that the NSA has been doing as was pointed out in Edward Snowden's leaks.

I also think about the idea that there is an unspoken but obvious Technology Trade War between China and the U.S..

(((Them))) making statements and pushing the idea of, "Chinese Tech Is A Security Risk," and "Huawei is controlled by the Chinese Government," makes people paranoid and causes them to not buy Huawei products.

With the advent of 5G coming, (((they))) want us to believe that the chinks want to spy on ordinary citizens.

(((They))) don't want Chinese Tech Companies to make money causing (((them))) to lose market dominance.

And, (((who))) said there is no Trade War?

But, with all that commentary, you can see why I think that, "Huawei is bad," is bullshit.

Please confirm.

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Wine 4.0 released

Wine 4.0, the newest stable release, has been released on 2019-01-22.

> The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 4.0 is now available.


> This release represents a year of development effort and over 6,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main highlights are:


> - Vulkan support.

> - Direct3D 12 support.

> - Game controllers support.

> - High-DPI support on Android.


> The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.


More detailed list of changes:


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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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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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>C takes safety and places it into the programmer's hands.

>If there's a problem with a program, it's because the programmer fucked up in one instance.



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I miss him so fucking much, /tech/. I wish those 4chan and youtuber faggots never messed with him. We would still have our Terry making programming videos.

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Author rescinds GPL licensed code from "Geek Feminists".




Has been anchored.

>Actually about a decade-old piece of shit news you brainlet

No it isn't, the revocation of the license happened yesterday.

>Because this is a shitty thread about old news regarding that pedokike.

Nope, the revocation of the "Geek Feminists" license /just/ occurred. 2019. January.

And YES, the author can revoke.

You were asking "Oh if you can do it, go an do it".

Now it has been done, and let it be noted that you shut your mouth suddenly.

The last time a revocation of a GPL licensed work happened, it was a blanket-world-wide revocation (differing from this revocation from a small number of people) and the distros DID stop distributing the affected piece of software.

The license is a gratuity, with no interest attached. It can be rescinded by the grantor. Just as you can kick a guest out of your property that has worn out their welcome (you gave them license (permission) to occupy, and now you are rescinding that license), you can do the same regarding other property.

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HAcking Tools

HAcking Stuffs such as SQL injection Tool

Phishing Tool

DDos Tool

RAT Remote administrative Tool

USB Hacking

Pass for all files: rat

Links: havji: http://cut-urls.com/UF5gJ

njrat: http://cut-urls.com/RoKh4EyI

ufomaster *work on kali os: http://cut-urls.com/zZsebxs

usb hacking: http://cut-urls.com/mBKaSa78

PhishX-master *work on kali os: http://cut-urls.com/cW0CK

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Why aren't you a rocket scientist?


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>drug dealers are all on facebook/snapchat/instagram on their iphones for years

>don't get caught

>stallmanfags think someone is after their anime and that their librebooted thinkpad still isn't good enough

you'd have to be hiding something extremely freaky if you have to go further than a drug dealer to hide it

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>new version of tribler allows a bunch of automatic bots to buy and operate tor exit nodes with bitcoin as needed

Is this a meme or actually good?

I've been wanting to swap to this from qbit as the idea of built-in DHT network to search that isn't reliant on websites is neat, but the tor aspect was the only thing that didn't look up to scratch for me.

Now my only question is how they are going to police how people use the bandwidth. I've heard they use some form of ratio to encourage seeding, but I'm not sure how it affects people who don't seed indefinitely.



Anyone got any insights to offer on this?

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Me and a group of people are currently working on an all-topic 4ch-only chatroom known as the Kiapan Project.

We only have a few more steps to be processed before it is finished.

If you are experienced with Java, PHP, etc, we would greatly appreciate your cooperation. And if you're not experienced in those fields, that's ok, we can still put you to other uses.

We are currently using (((d*scord))) to discuss the works until the project is completed.

We also have a method that will prevent reddit fags from flooding in once it's finished.

Tag: Director#2302

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Magnetic linear actuator

Iv been looking for actuators for my project.

I need an actuator that can travel 40cm within a second and have about 100kgf, both hydrolic and electric (dc motor) are too slow, pneumatic may do the job but i'd rather have something simple, the doesn't require a compressor and a tank.

I tryed googling electro magnetic actuators but beside control valve system it seems that they don't exist.

Why is that ?, what downside do they have ?.

For the record an electro magnetic actuator would work the same way a speaker does.

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I forgot to put the condom on when I was fucking a bar slut last night. What distro should I install?

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f.lux software


Discovered this thing yesterday.

Strain your eyes no more.

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Iconic & Reliable

What is 'the Casio F-91W' of other tech?

I.e., inexpensive, well-built, reliable, outdated, & iconic.

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Laptop Cooling Pad - Long Term Portable Edition Thread

How many of you uses a Cooling Pad under your laptop?

I've been using one for 8 years, and my Laptop works as good as it did on day one. Only occasionally opening it to get the dust out and repairing my Charger Input once.

It's also thin enough to carry alongside my laptop in the bag. I can't remember the last time that sweet side of the Laptop was hot enough to burn me since I started using it.

What are your opinions over this gadget?

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Incompetent indian hiring

Since yesterday, a question is disturbing my mind.

I'm working on a project using a M$ software, and I encountered a bug that fucks lots of functionnalities. I tried to contact M$ support, and there comes the problem.

>"Hi, I'm Sravan, a Microsoft Support Engineer, reply to my email if you have any question."

An image in his signature wasn't displaying.

>I right click and look at the source of the mail.

>Look at the <img> path

>litterally "c:\Users\sravan\Pictures\clipboard001.jpg"

And this guy is supposed to help me with a bug I can't resolve with 5 fucking years of IT studying.

I called him and he told me to do some things, it didn't even werk

Why does by tech compagnies hire incompetent people from third world countries ? They may be cheap, but they are fucking useless

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TempleOS General - /tosg/

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

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The Absolute State

>GNU/Linux cucked by Linux tranny code of conduct

>Every BSD flavor sucks a massive penis

>Winblows still sucks

>Apple is prisonware that traps its users

>IBM buys Red Hat making Linux development officially CIAware. At best it becomes proprietary shitware even beyond systemd within ten years.

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Time to never leave the house again: Now Your Groceries See You, Too

Walgreens is exploring new tech that turns your purchases, your movements, even your gaze, into data.

Walgreens is piloting a new line of “smart coolers”—fridges equipped with cameras that scan shoppers’ faces and make inferences on their age and gender. On January 14, the company announced its first trial at a store in Chicago in January, and plans to equip stores in New York and San Francisco with the tech.

Demographic information is key to retail shopping. Retailers want to know what people are buying, segmenting shoppers by gender, age, and income (to name a few characteristics) and then targeting them precisely. To that end, these smart coolers are a marvel.

If, for example, Pepsi launched an ad campaign targeting young women, it could use smart-cooler data to see if its campaign was working. These machines can draw all kinds of useful inferences: Maybe young men buy more Sprite if it’s displayed next to Mountain Dew. Maybe older women buy more ice cream on Thursday nights than any other day of the week. The tech also has “iris tracking” capabilities, meaning the company can collect data on which displayed items are the most looked at.

Crucially, the “Cooler Screens” system does not use facial recognition. Shoppers aren’t identified when the fridge cameras scan their face. Instead, the cameras analyze faces to make inferences about shoppers’ age and gender. First, the camera takes their picture, which an AI system will measure and analyze, say, the width of someone’s eyes, the distance between their lips and nose, and other micro measurements. From there, the system can estimate if the person who opened the door is, say, a woman in her early 20s or a male in his late 50s. It’s analysis, not recognition.

The distinction between the two is very important. In Illinois, facial recognition in public is outlawed under BIPA, the Biometric Privacy Act. For two years, Google and Facebook fought class-actions suits filed under the law, after plaintiffs claimed the companies obtained their facial data without their consent. Home-security cams with facial-recognition abilities, such as Nest or Amazon’s Ring, also have those features disabled in the state; even Google’s viral “art selfie” app is banned. The suit against Facebook was dismissed in January, but privacy advocates champion BIPA as a would-be template for a world where facial recognition is federally regulated.

Walgreens’s camera system makes note only of what shoppers picked up and basic information on their age and gender. Last year, a Canadian mall used cameras to track shoppers and make inferences about which demographics prefer which stores. Shoppers’ identities weren’t collected or stored, but the mall ended the pilot after widespread backlash.

The smart cooler is just one of dozens of tracking technologies emerging in retail. At Amazon Go stores, for example—which do not have cashiers or self-checkout stations—sensors make note of shoppers’ purchases and charge them to their Amazon account; the resulting data are part of the feedback loop the company uses to target ads at customers, making it more money.


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Chinese scientist to be hung for creating genetically modified people

>He Jiankui is believed to be under house arrest in the Chinese city of Shenzhen

>He may be charged with bribery and corruption for his controversial work

>These crimes are serious in China and can result in the death penalty

>It is claimed He gene edited human embryos and two baby girls were born

>Lulu and Nana were designed to be resistant to HIV, the AIDS virus


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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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Password managers

Why are they safe and why don't you start using them?

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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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Networking Beta is released! With binaries to download.


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Social interaction post 2008

Remember in 2008, we would be able to find general communities for various different hobbies, video games, technology, arts, sports, now all that has been swallowed up by giant corporations which breed homogeneous, unoriginal behavior due to being accessible by the unoriginal masses who obey the law of social norms.

Are there still any communities around?

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You're invited!

To watch football with The 5!


The Superb Owl fuck you google!




Sportschan.org/sp !

>What should i bring?

Bring beer. Snax and loose women will be provided

Hope to see you there, /tech/!

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Thoughts on how to best arrange these 3 monitors, 32"-38"?

Amusingly, when I was piss broke I fit in perfectly here, then when through a series of essentially accidents where I ended up buying a bunch of bitcoin and then following Joe Kennedy Sr.'s rule "when the shoe shine bot begins giving you stock tips, it's tie to bail. Though in my case it was the hacks at the UK Daily Mail writing about Bitcoin daily that convinced me, and I ended up clearing a decent profit).

Anyway, my ASUS 33" went to shit, fucking thing arrvived broke and so I elected never to buy a monitor from the cocksuckers again. Now, I have one one Gsync (though there is a rumor that within next ~6 months, they are going to make a bunch more essentially "GSYNC" since the ones they put out update for on 15 Jan were all in alaphabetical order beginning w. "a" and "b."

Anyway, had a rampage VI motherboard for 6 weeks and for that time, it was fucking amazing. Not sure what it does that tohers motherboards don't, but just seemed to selvate everything. Them one night, without earning the fucker just began smoking. Sent it back, they gave SHEKELS BACK AND I got "fatality gear, Arock X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE." Still with my 64 GIGS of RAM and 7940 X. The ASUS Rampage VI was genuine fucking amazing, but this newer one may as well but an $80 fucking board from ali baba and would not be able to tell difference.

Anyway, gonna post some pics of the small "lab" have set up in the shit room over my garage where I can teach myself to make different types of wire, use the Rift and Vive, experiment with different shit, the flying yoke, wheel, etc.. Recall, fucking bitcoin was the biggest bubble since the fuckiig tulip in holland, and it you got out right before it fucking popped, when the dumb boomer shekels began flowing in, you did VERY fucking well. Consider me a robin hood who fucked ove rthe boomers.

Also, if you want to give me me shit bc I was a fucking dickhead and DID NOT buy 4 monitors of the same exact grand

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Did the x86 tablet that can run linux die?

I'm interested in replacing smartphone usage with a candybar phone with removable battery + a 9inch tablet that can run linux, but I fear that this market died out.

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another proofs of Tor Project being owned by CIA


>This function is currently around 9% of our startup time, and it does a bunch of curve25519 operations. We could make it a bunch faster, since our curve25519_basepoint function has not been observed to fail in the wild.

>Resolution: → implemented


> After the #28837, #28838, and #28839, I note that we're now spending about 24% of our of our startup time in crypto_validate_dh_params().

>Since our diffie hellman parameters are hardcoded, maybe we don't actually need to validate them on every startup, especially on clients?

>Resolution: → fixed

they trade performance over security. they implement tiny performance gains at expense of security, privacy of users

maybe someone orders them to do that


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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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The All-Embracing Library

Size 177.96GB. I dare to say contains among the best books of their fields and are supposed not to repeat. It is a extremely well ordered collection by topic, and if you compare the size you soon see its value. Topics range from mathematics, physics, psychology, self improvement, survivalism, the best science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, magazines, and more. Magazines takes about 75 GB and there are many youtube videos, documentaries and conferences so you can exclude these if you want to. All books combined takes about 40 GB or so. But i really recommend downloading other stuff too since you can't really find it somewhere else easily. Did I mention is well sorted and contains only the best books?


It has only one seeder left right now. Used to be many more months ago. Would you kindly share this torrent on places like demonoid, piratebay and other imageboards too? That would be good.

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Do people actually still use compression tools? It seems like they kinda went out of fashion.


>winrar STILL the best archiver

>7shit still an unholy abomination

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I just skimmed the recently published Harvard CS50 lectures, is this really what Americans think Computer Science is? It feels like a Bootcamp for autists honestly. Is there a course for people that don't want to spend 4 hours building a website but want to learn about algorithms, formal language (and grammar) theory, etc., or is gamedev and webdev all it comes down to in the end? Really considering electrical engineering

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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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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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> Just wrote my first linkedlist struct in C

> Totally recursive

It's a good day.

Check it out/give me feedback: https://termbin.com/7dan

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Case front bays

What do you have installed in your case's front bays (5.25"/3.25")?

Or are you one of the neophytes who uses a case without any bays but just front fans?

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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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Dead and gone tech

Many bits of tech have been preserved, some even have dedicated communities for modding to keep em working far longer than consumer crap was designed to last. On the other hand, much has vanished into obscurity... into landfills or private collections.

Had this specific Vtech laptop when I was much younger, all I can find on it nowadays is the owners manual and two blurry thumbnails. Couldn't even tell you what cpu is inside it as this was before ARM started creaming everybody.

What sort almost entirely obscure shit can any of you think of? Game consoles need not apply, you can even find bios dumps and an SDK for an Apple Pippin if you look hard enough.

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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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So someone made a very detailed hour and a half documentary on terry.


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What's Changed?

I miss the free form insanity of the old internet, I miss the care free fun of it all. Nothing feels natural anymore, everything feels moulded, controlled, and quieted.

What do you all miss from the days of old? What do you feel can be done to bring that back? We need an exodus from the current hell we've imprisoned ourselves in, we need a new frontier.

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Get ready for the GRAND SHOWdown people, in this very thread! Battle of Intel VS AMD. Who will win? Will INTEL crush the competition with their 8C12T brain-boggling i9 or will AMD outsell their competitor with rock bottom prices? FIND OUT IN THIS THREAD!


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Apocalypse communications

Other than maybe (((satellite phones))), what other communication methods will work very long distances when the global infrastructure goes to shit in an apocalypse situation?

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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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7th Circle of Hell


Which is the hardest piece of shit you had to take apart?

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Meet Grin - the private & lightweight mimblewimble blockchain

>What's Grin?

>Electronic transactions for all. Without censorship or restrictions.

>Grin empowers anyone to transact or save modern money without the fear of external control or oppression. Grin is designed for the decades to come, not just tomorrow. Grin wants to be usable by everyone, regardless of borders, culture, skills or access.


>Grin has no amounts and no addresses. Transactions can be trivially aggregated. To hide where a newly created transaction comes from, it gets relayed privately (a "random walk") among peers before it is publicly announced.


>MimbleWimble leverages cryptography to allow most of the past transaction data to be removed. This guarantees Grin won't crumble under its own weight in the long term.


>Grin is developed openly, by developers distributed all over the world. It's not controlled by any company, foundation or individual. The coin distribution is designed to be as fair (but not gratis) as is known to be possible.

Grin is under development. Launch planned for Jan. 15th 2019.

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Facetime Spying

How likely is it that this is an intentional spying feature with plausible deniability as a bug?

Is there anyway to make sure you're not susceptible to such backdoors?

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Legit rust thread, what are its pros and cons?

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Any News on Linux CoC saga?

Is there any news on the linux CoC saga?

Will anyone rescind?

Why has Eben Moglen been silent over these last two months after declaring that he will "correct" those saying that copyright holders could rescind.

Why does everyone say "this is wrong, but we won't lower ourselves to explain how/why".

Is it because they are full of shit?

There is no attached interest.

The grant is gratuitous.

:. It can be freely revoked.

Just like any property license.

"But if they promised they wouldn't revoke and we reasonably relied upon that we have this state law affirmative defense".

They didn't, you can't reasonably rely on what doesn't exist, (note: the case would be removed to federal court as it relates back to a federal case or controversy.), and still no consideration was payed to the rights-holder for this supposed forbearance..

Why is it that I have explained the law, and I'm "WRONG",

where as Eben Moglen and others have NOT explained their claims and they're "RIGHT".

And why is no one talking about this anymore.

Why is it that they can simply make declarations and it is "Correct"

but when I explain the black-letter law, and refute any cases that are brought up,

I am "Wrong".

Please explain this to me, I do not understand.

And why is there silence now?

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ESR feels Rescind(ers) have good factual case, but need help with public relations

ESR has opined that those who have been making the argument that copyright-holding linux-kernel-programmers have the right to rescind their licenses regarding linux-kernel code they own; have a good factual case, but need help with public relations. The lengthy explanations come off as "obsessive" to the public, but how to explain the foundations of the law and how such relates to the fact-pattern succinctly?


>ESR: The post a few posts above which starts with \u201cSubject Threats of \u201cblackballing\u201d from industry if copyright-holders rescind.\u201d has the links at the end.

Then my thoughts are

(1) It didn\u2019t belong in this post threat.

(2) I think you have a decent factual case. Now, if you could just stop sounding enough like an obsessed crank to be easily written off, you might get somewhere with it.



The "Rescind" discussion has arisen after the implementation of a Code of Conduct, which threatens to penalize gratis programmers for utterances they make anywhere, if deemed offensive. Effectively treating contributors as utterly replaceable employees++. The crux of the matter being that many contributors never signed over ownership of their code, and did not ever receive nor seek any form of payment for their licensing of their code under the GPL version 2 terms; making the license grant a gratuitous license: which under US licensing law are revocable not being supported by an interest, according to the "Recind"(ers).

++ (See statements by Matthew Garret and Bruce Perens to such effect)

Most large projects require contributors to sign over ownership of the copyrights to the project. The FSF has always followed this policy, to avoid contributor rescission, the "Rescind"(ers) contend.

The "lol no" contingent argues that: Indeed contributors are utterly replaceable, and the "Rescind"(ers) are simply wrong because opensource simply wouldn't work if that were the case. They argue that all software licenses are non-revocable because the paralegal "PJ" said so on grok-law. The "lol no" contingent (including the SFConservancy) also claims that a promise exists within the GPLv2** that the grantor will never revoke the license and thus argue that promissory estoppel applies.The "lol no" contingent also says that anyone who tried to rescind would be blackballed from the industry.

**The "Rescind"(ers) note that the cited clause simply declares that should an upstream-licensee have his license automatically revoked due to a violation of the license by the upstream-licensee, the down-stream licensee' license is not in-turn automatically revoked. "Recind"(ers) maintain that this clearly is not a promise by the grantor of irrevocably, amongst other things. The "Recind"(ers) also note that promissory estoppel was created to secure grants to charities and for situations where a person who was promised a transfer of land then invested to improve the land based on that specific promise of transfer. The "Recind"(ers) contend that even in a theoretical case of explicit no-revocation-clause, because the promise is not supported by any consideration, and there is no meeting-of-the-minds, the grantor cannot be held to that supposed promise. The most that could happen, the "Recind"(ers) contend, if there was an unsupported promise not to revoke, is that the licensee may be allowed to continue to use whatever specific version of the Project that contains the rescinded code, that he is currently using, but would not be able to add the code to future version of the Project. The "Recind"(ers), however, contend that there simply is no such promise within the GPLv2 so the issue is moot.

The "Recind"(ers) note that the GPLv3 contains an explicit no-revocation-by-grantor clause, and contend that this was added to adapt to the way the GPLv2 was being used in the wild; and stands as an implicit acknowledgement by the drafters regarding the inadequacies of the GPLv2 when used without a contributor assignment agreement .

(Note: The linux kernel code is licensed under the GPLv2, and does not contain the familiar "and any later version" clause)

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where to host website without info

We are selling putting CO2 into the air, like $5-10/ton. We can do bitcoins for domain and payment but don't want to be doxxed by evil socialists techies. Everywhere wants phone numbers, how to get website without phone number. We have LOTS of trees to burn, it is renewable but about the statement.

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hidden gems

What is some underrated/unknown software that you use a lot?

i'll start:




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Windows 7 is coming to an end.

Extended support for windows 7 ends on January 14th 2020 whilst security updates will end for professional and enterprise editions in January 2023. The end of an era is nearing us gentlemen, spend these last years with windows 7 wisely.

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My computer broke while watching certain material that is illegal in my country Denmark, possession of which can land you in prison and your life ruined (motherboard failure as far as I can tell, cooler no longer working). Sensitive stuff was at the screen at the time of the occurrence. I've already cleared the HDD and RAM, are there any other components I should worry about before geting rid of the system? It's an older system so no SSD.

I'm guessing the RAM isn't a concern but it's still useful to have. I'm *guessing* the CPU won't hold any data either but what about cache and other components?

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What is the best storage medium to keep digital family photos? Obviously not a mechanical hard drive. A portable SSD? WIth backups on my computer?

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Are programmers retarded?

Why do programmers continue to work for FREE after already programming at their job all day?

No other profession exhibits this stupid behavior. Truly the most cucked people on the planet.

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Intel's Next Chip May Be Auction-Only


>Intel will offer the chip to a select list of OEMs via a series of auctions, to be held once per quarter. The first auction will be held the third week of 2019. Price is not fixed but will fluctuate depending on what the integrator is willing to pay, though there’s always the possibility that Intel has set a base price under which the auction will not clear.

That's it. They've officially lost their fucking minds.

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AMD's CES event

Thoughts? IMO it's a dissapointment, I expected Ryzen 3 and/or Navi info, but all we got was a ES vs 9900k Cinebench run, Radeon VII and some Epyc info.

Pic related, the Radeon VII card they announced.

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GRSecurity Kernel Patch?

Is there any news on this.

Are they ever going to release another open version?

Why do they get to violate the GPL by adding an additional restrictive term (we will punish you if you redistribute the source), when their patch is a non-separable derivative work of the kernel?

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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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>Not running literally everything with admin privileges

Tell me please, what possible downsides are there to operating your system in this manner?

I often see people describing the disabling of UAC for example as putting yourself at risk, of what you'd be in danger of is never specified and I have a strong suspicion that the cocksuckers typing this shit aren't running CommonSense AntiVirus Enterprise Edition.

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Choose my language

I am a proud Jewish man. I have a very high verbal IQ and live a life in accordance to a vast number of talmudic laws transcribed in the books behind me. I don't want to do very much physical labor, and I'm not willing to spend even a penny for this.

What programming language should I use?

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Do you think we'll have a great global delivery system aided by drones one day?

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The GNU Game

Hey, /tech/! I've got an idea for a game.

>Go to https://www.gnu.org/software/software.html and scroll down/adjust your browser until you can see the whole list on your screen, or as much as possible

>Close your eyes

>Move your mouse cursor around for 10 seconds, then open your eyes

>Click on whatever you landed on or were closest to

>Read the page and report back with what you think of it. Is it good? shit? would you use it?

Alternatively you could use the OP image. Happy hunting!

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what safe ways are there to communicate with:

-humans you know from real life

-humans you know from internets

it has to support Tor and not be a botnet

examples: email, instant messaging apps, voip, cellphone

what should you choose for those two scenarios?

or is communication with humans a mistake?

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Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome

Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome.


>Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break content-blocking extensions, including ad blockers.

>If the overhaul goes ahead, Adblock Plus and similar plugins that rely on basic filtering will, with some tweaks, still be able to function to some degree, unlike more ambitious extensions, such as uBlock Origin, which will be harder hit.

>In a note posted Tuesday to the Chromium bug tracker, Raymond Hill, the developer behind uBlock Origin and uMatrix, said the changes contemplated by the Manifest v3 proposal will ruin his ad and content blocking extensions, and take control of content away from users.

>Content blockers may be used to hide or black-hole ads, but they have broader applications. They're predicated on the notion that users, rather than anyone else, should be able to control how their browser presents and interacts with remote resources.

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Redpill me on systemd

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qutebrowser and QtWebEngine

What does /tech/ think about qutebrowser and QtWebEngine?

I started using qutebrowser a couple of days ago, and it's so much nicer than Firefox and forks.

It uses QtWebEngine in the back end, it's much more responsive and with the Vi-like keybinds, it's such a pleasure to use.

It uses less RAM as well (with the same 8ch tabs open at least).

The only problem is the lack of a proper ad blocker (it uses a hosts file like method atm) and umatrix/noscript like functionality atm.

Suppose we'll have to wait until the extension API is done https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues/30

What are your thoughts on security and privacy of qutebrowser/QtWebEngine?

QtWebEngine is ripped from Chromium after all.

https://wiki.qt.io/QtWebEngine says

>Binary files are stripped out

>Auxiliary services that talk to Google platforms are stripped out

Is that enough for it to be trustworthy?

Web engines are huge, surely there's a chance that within millions upon millions of lines of code, some malicious Google code remains in the web engine?

And why the fuck does it depend on dbus ffs?

In any case, qutebrowser really does seem like the only fine browser out there.

How come it's not talked about more?

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Smart Guns!

>Now introducing SmartSlide™️

>Becomes required by law on all guns.

>Invaders come into your house.

>Gun can not find internet connection, won't let you fire it. It works through THE CLOUD.

>Run around house while remaining hidden somehow, reset router.

>Gun located, now installing updates.

>Update has 35MB of kludgy JS code and ads for some reason.

>Robbers coming into your room while you're hiding like a faggot int the closet.

>Please accept ToS and geolocation to continue (geolocation was pushed by the FEDs so they could track where firearms are fired in realtime).

>A load startup noise blares as you accept the ToS.

>Robbers notice you.

>You try to shoot, but your drivers haven't been updated so the gun won't fire. Even if they were updated, it wouldn't fire because the RFID link that reads your driver's license data to verify that it's you doesn't work half of the time.

>Robbers beat you with pipes.

>SmartSlide™️ :^)

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Do you guys know what javascript frameworks might be useful for?

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I've been caring more and more recently about design as opposed to programming.

How do I get better at UI design for a given program? For a concrete example, if needed, say website design.

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Tape over fingerprint

What kind of tape should I use to put over a Xperia fingerprint sensor ?

I dont want it to register my fingerprints everytime I press the power button.

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How hard is coding

Tech I just got laid from my job so I wanted to change my career and thinking about taking up coding.

I have a degree in BA and some familiarity with high school level algebra.

How much time is needed to learn a language?

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Pencils or Pens?

Which is the only acceptable writing utensil?

Wooden pencil?

Mechanical pencil?


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Branch chan

Hey, does anyone remember a chan someone had created that displayed posts in the form of Treemaps?


I forgot the name but want to find it again, thanks.

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


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Is BSD a meme?

Anyone using as daily driver?

Which one is best?




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Late night considerations

Reasons to be wary of glow in the darks.

Let's say we have an l33t h4x0r anon shithead.

shithead hax0r has a grand total of 24 hours in his day, if he is like most depressed faggots he likely sleeps for no less than half of those.

depressed faggot now has 12 remaining hours in his day to do shit, lets say it takes him 1-2 hours to do his daily routine (>implying he doesn't eat, sleep, shit, hax, repeat) and another hour or two to cook and eat (>assuming he eats a "normal" diet) so now he is down to ~8 hours in his day. now of course shithead isn't going to spend all 8 of those hax0ring, so lets say 4-6 hours tops of hax0ring, and about as many fucking off online, playing games, shitposting, etc.

how long does it take to "program" a script or something? I have no idea, but I will assume that it is a time heavy process.

this of course also rides on if he has a job, if not it would likely be 2-4 free hours

now lets say shithead hax0r decides to fuck with big bruv, he spends his 2-6 hours free of his day working to troll big bruv.

now they don't like this, but he doesn't care.

what he doesn't know is that they have roughly a dozen people if not hundreds who can all do what he does better and faster, and they get paid to do it for longer. all that + having -full support of the law. -nigh unending budget. -latest and greatest hardware and software+best internet available. -???.

so if we do some simple math, that would mean that just one (1) glownigger can match his daily effort by at least twice, and this just multiplies with eac consecutive glow. and so if they have a team of a dozen or so glows, they could easily do in a day or a week what would take him months or years, up to and including pushing his shit in.

so what kind of things do you think about late at night /tech/?

>inb4 demoralization shill

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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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So, about the GDPR thing...

Has anyone actually tried to get their data from Facebook and such? What do they store and is it possible to delete it all? Or is GDPR just a puff of smoke? Just asking out of curiosity since I don't use those "services" which collect your data.

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Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin



Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

Anonymous 01/22/19 (Tue) 23:57:51 No.1022214


>Looks like I will be crawling back to Firefox, on hands and knees.

>We were wrong. We were so wrong!

Why was this thread bumplocked and how much money /tech/ admin got from this?

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Discord fucking sucks

>get invited to a discord chat

>install the client

>old version, you MUST update to the new one! Then it turns itself off

>okay, get new version

>make an account (needs recaptcha)

>confirm through mail

>try to login

>something weird detected! Please show that you're human.

>only options are "support" and "verify by phone"

>try logging in through browser

>doesn't work

>try vanilla firefox

>see some menus for half a second, then the "something weird" message appears again

Why is this trash so popular?

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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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I quit

I started working at 15, when I took a job as a pizza cook. Over the next seven years, I moved up the ranks, to a driver, shift manager, and then as part of the “new store opening team.” The franchise was growing, and we needed to help new franchisees open their new stores. I’d travel to where the new store was a week before they would open, help train the new staff, and then work their opening weekend. It was really fulfilling work; if pizza paid as well as tech, I’d seriously consider doing it forever.

One time, somewhere in Maryland, I got a bit ill. It wasn’t a good idea for me to work the rest of the week, but the company’s top brass would usually visit to cut the ribbon on the store. It was about a four hour drive back to home, and our COO graciously agreed to let me come back to the ‘burgh with him, so I could recover at home. On the drive, I asked him what he did before working here, and the answer really surprised me. “Oh, I was the CEO of American Eagle. I grew them from 20 locations to 200, and then decided to move on.” To a kid from the suburbs, being in charge of one of the most popular clothing brands among my peers seemed like a great gig. Why’d he quit? The answer is something that’s really stuck with me; this happened about fifteen years ago. What he told me was this: at each stage of a company’s growth, they have different needs. Those needs generally require different skills. What he enjoyed, and what he had the skills to do, was to take a tiny company and make it medium sized. Once a company was at that stage of growth, he was less interested and less good at taking them from there. And that was what he was trying to do for our pizza chain.

I’ve mostly worked at small companies. I did a startup, then consulted, then worked for a series of companies with five to 15 people. I quit one of those jobs when I found Rust. What I saw in Rust was something that the world really needed. And I wanted to help it get there. Beyond that, the only real way to get a job working on Rust was to work at Mozilla. And independently of Rust, that was something I’m really excited about.

Here’s a poster on my wall:

I’ve been using Firefox before it was called Firefox. This poster is of a two-page ad that Mozilla took out in the New York Times to announce Firefox 1.0. I’ve long believed in Mozilla’s mission. This was an exciting opportunity!

Fast forward a few years. Rust has been growing, we’re doing great things. I love my team. But every time that this means interacting with Mozilla more broadly, I end up being frustrated. I could say a lot of things here, but I won’t get into the details. What’s really important is this: I’m not proud to be a Mozillian anymore. A variety of incidents contributed to this, but at the end of the day, it’s what’s true. Furthermore, I don’t have any personal opportunity at Mozilla; I recently discovered I’m the lowest-paid person on my team, and Mozilla doesn’t pay particularly well in the first place. In order to have any kind of career growth, I would have to not do the work that doesn’t align with my skills, and what I’m doing now is really how I can have the most impact on Rust moving forward.

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we have self driving cars but we dont have self driving computers and its still 2018 any ideas?

we have self driving cars but we dont have self driving computers and its still 2018 any ideas?

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Virtual/augmented reality will replace drugs.

Once we have perfected simulations of feeling every type of high every drug from cannabis cocaine and all the way to even alcohol will be rendered obsolete. I predict this will come about between the 2030s and 2090s

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Tabs v Spaces YET AGAIN

/tech/, I don’t understand the benefit of 4 spaces or at the very least how to make myself efficient with spaces. FWIW, I’m using vim, and here are some scenarios. A lot of these are probably because of how much I am used to tabs:

>I’m doublechecking the nesting.

>Holding down that ‘j’ key.

>Oops, I hit a line with a comment in it.

>With tabs, I’m probably going to remain vertically aligned in the correct place.

>With spaces, HAHA YOU’RE FUCKED.

>How deeply nested am I again?

>’0’, count the number of times I press ‘l.’

>with spaces I press it four times as much.

>>Actually, I don’t even do that, I can press ‘V’ and since the highlighting indicates individual characters in a different color than the space inbetween tab characters, I can visually see the nesting number at the beginning of the line.

>I need to close these two loops.

>Just delete two tabs.

>With spaces, go back 8 times…then notice every once in a while I missed a key because the nesting didn’t line up with things previously.

>I move to a new system without all my custom configs because of temporary reasons.

>No matter, typing in a tab isn't that onerous.

>Press enter after a typical nesting character like ‘{‘.

>It automatically indents, but in this case I don’t actually want to indent (yes, there are reasons for wanting this).

>I just press backspace once. Good luck in 4 space land.

Just, in general, what I like about tabs is that it automatically delineates nesting very easily when editing, and it saves on key spaces. If I forget how deeply nested I am, I can see the number of tabs in the beginning, I don’t have to count spaces and divide by 4. There are times where I want to go not just to the beginning of the line, but to a specific nesting number (for example, if I decide to close a loop or tag or what-have-you).

Those of you who use 4 spaces: fucking how? Do you never nest or use loops in your code ever? Are you so obsessed with coding smells that you refuse to nest or something; is that how you deal with the inefficiency? Do you have some crazy assembly of auxiliary code that essentially makes 4 spaces act like tabs(*)? How do you live with yourselves at night? Do you really love your wife’s son, or do you just deal with him?

(*) The only piece of auxiliary code I have is one that changes 4 spaces to tabs while I’m editing, and back to spaces before I save the code again. So I don’t run into these minor irritations while coding.

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Creating a Dense Information Glyph


Different systems of information transfer have existed for millennia. Example pics related. In the movie Arrival, we learn of an alien "alphabet," which is a series of dense glyphs containing the entirety of a sentence in them. Sometimes they are combined, but let's focus on singular ones for simplicity. I have searched but cannot find any existence of such a concept being used in history. What I mean exactly is a sort of symbol, glyph, or intricate and complex icon, which contains a large amount of information. For simplicity, I'll call these Dense Information Glyphs, or DIGS. A DIG would be human-readable, unlike a QR code. When presented with a QR code, a human can readily recognize what it is, but not the data. My goal is optimal information transfer in a single point of human-readable data. Skimming text may be faster, but a paragraph can surely be condensed. Imagine the entirety of a book's knowledge condensed to a single glyph. Intricate, yes, impossible, no.



Alphabets, roman based or others, are insufficient. Stringing words together and then sentences and then paragraphs is a great way to represent speech on paper, but not the best method of transferring information. You can easily understand a paragraph's worth of description in 3 seconds of first hand observation (i.e. the car drives by and you hear the sound and see the setting and feel the pebble in your shoe etc). It's wasteful in time and can be ambiguous. Furthermore there are language barriers, and anyone speaking more than one language understands untranslatables and loss in translation.


These are word alphabets, to be concise. Each symbol represents a concept or thing, and is pronounced. Asian languages like Chinese have these. The problem is degradation, the symbols look worse and worse over time until they do not LOOK like what they represent, and wastefulness in time. In the end, you will still be left with paragraphs to explain something.


Egyptians understood that pictures, drawn well (better than the chinese, at least), could be easily read. This served to preserve knowledge, as the errors of mistranslation are smaller. Someone will still interpret the glyphs, and could do so wrongly, though. However, like chinese, hieroglyphics is not condensed either. There are letter like glyphs and sounds and compounds (combining more than one to create a new meaning), etc.


By condensing information to a single glyph, it promotes transferrability and portability. A book's knowledge can be put onto a medallion, thus preserving it. By neglecting nuances of language, and useless words, we increase efficiency and reduce language barriers. Perhaps over time, humans would become proficient at decoding (they don't have to speak words in their heads as they read), taking less time to understand the meaning. Because the glyph is singular, it would become an image in the person's mind which would be more memorable. The answers would all be there, waiting to be decoded. Unlike a cipher, the goal not to obscure or obfuscate the information, but to make it the most palatable. An added benefit is preventing AI censorship, as no computer would be able to, at least initially, decode the symbols. Think of captcha but on steroids.

>Spiraling Effect

By designing a glyph in such a way that simple information is quickly extracted and recognized, it makes a system of embedded learning. Furthermore, if you tell someone that the answer is right in front of them, hidden in a little drawing, they will become enticed. It is a great tool to encourage learning. A problem in society now is not that information is unavailable, rather that it is not sought out or that it takes too long to learn. Rather than handing someone a book they wont read, they receive an image. In that image they immediately recognize information that is the most fundamental to the subject. Over time, after further analysis, the specifics, details, and expert knowledge is found in the intricacies of the design. The fundamentals might be the shape of a feather while precise measurements are found between the fibers.

tl;dr: how do we make a super dense version of the arrival language into singular glyphs that people can understand

What methods would be best? Is there a way to do this freely without setting heavy standards or huge keys and legends? Or do the keys and legend make up a big part of the glyph? Perhaps styles of DIGS could be created, where each one can be decoded with the "group" key? The objective here is information transfer NOT obfuscation. Looking for /tech/ opinions on this.

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Did Google stuff-up here? How is that a legit tinyurl URL, /tech/???

Doing jigsaw's (Google's) phishing test to see if it's any good to school the oldies in being safe on the interwebz


when one of their tests was for a scam email that looks legit except for the funky email address (google.support), but the link URL was for a real address so it seemed like a bad scam if it was meant to be a scam.

Still I said it was phishing, and then the test tells me:

>This is tricky, but the link is actually a redirect to something on “t i n y u r l . c o m”.

Ya what?

This is the literal link the "email" had:

< h t t p s : / / g o o g l e . c o m / a m p / t i n y u r l . c o m / y 7 u 8 e w l r

It can't be.

That's not how anything to do with the internet works. R-R-Right, /tech/?

So, here's the question: Has my mind just been blown and the internet is all wibbley-wobbley and nothing like I thought it was, or have jigsaw fugged-up their own bloody test which should have linked:

< h t t p s : / / g o o g l e . c o m . a m p . t i n y u r l . c o m / y 7 u 8 e w l r

If it REALLY is a redirect to t i n y u r l . c o m, then how does this shit work?

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That documentary about Terry was pretty good...

...since I'm not mentally retarded I can recognize that the guy who made is was really pretty fair. It's obvious that he isn't a libtard just based off of his sympathetic portrayal. Why were people here so upset about it?

A million normies now know and mourn for Terry A. Davis. But hey I guess that makes you less special right? Especially considering that the moderating team of this subreddit are psychopathic pieces of shit who were complicit in his death and stole his money.

But we don't want to talk about do we now /tech/!

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This might be a silly question, but is there any place to download the post-shoah'd grsec kernel patches? I have to imagine there are people who have access to them that post them somewhere.