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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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Typesetting General

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

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Blazechan 0.13.0: To The Stars

Blazechan

The blazing fast imageboard

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


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

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

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

And yes, the frontend got a rework.

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

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

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

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

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Libre drawfag thread

With all the bad news we've had, it seemed like a good time to resurrect this thing. This thread is for discussing open source tools and utilities for creating art, music, video editing and 3D modeling. Also free culture projects if they contribute to OSS.

Illustration

Krita: https://krita.org/en/

AZPainter: https://osdn.net/projects/azpainter/releases/p14000 (Use the PPA, the Appimage has issues currently)

Mypaint: http://mypaint.org/

Pixel Art

http://twilightedge.com/mac/pikopixel/ (Linux port made with GNU Step)

http://grafx2.chez.com/

Animation

Synfig: https://www.synfig.org/ (more flash-like animation)

OpenToonz: https://opentoonz.github.io/e/

RenderChan: https://morevnaproject.org/renderchan/

Vector Art

Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/en/

Video Editing

Blender VSE: Blender.org

Kdenlive: https://inkscape.org/en/

Flowblade: https://jliljebl.github.io/flowblade/

Pitivi: http://www.pitivi.org

OpenShot2: https://www.openshot.org/

Image Manipulation

GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

G'Mic: https://gmic.eu/

3D and 3D animation

Blender: blender.org

Libre artfags and artfag projects

David Revoy: https://www.davidrevoy.com/

Tyson Tan: https://twitter.com/TysonTanX

Morevena Project: https://morevnaproject.org/

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Guess who's back? Linus' back. Tell a friend.

<Linus is dead

<Linux has been taken over by an evil communist jew

<it's a Microsoft/CIA/Mossad/Jew/Lizardmen conspiracy to take over the Linux Foundation and kill the white cis men

Meanwhile, back at the real world, Linux 4.19 was just released and nothing but bugfixes were added while Linus was away. No contributor or developer has been kicked out of the Linux development nor have any of them removed their contributions from the kernel.

Most importantly, Linus is back to development after taking a 6-weeks long vacation.

/tech/ and /pol/ conspiracy theories were, once again, wrong and unfounded.

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RIP

Paul Allen, January 21, 1953 - October 15, 2018

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VUI general

I'm currently designing a voice controlled text editor and one glaring issue I've found with existing solutions is that people are just shoe horning voice control into a paradigm that isn't at all built to support it, namely character-based editors when in fact these systems should be built off of the line-editing paradigm.

It's much faster to say 'change bracket to brace' than it is to try to eyeball the position of the character, then need to adjust your cursor.

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macfag thread

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

btw its a 13" late 2013 macbook pro

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Let's assume i built an aircraft in my garage, what would hapen if i flew it without any licence or transponder in low altitude from shouthern UK to northern France.

the aircraft have floats, i won't be flying over any populated area

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XMPP

>What is XMPP?

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

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

>What client should I use?

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

>How do I join this /tech/ groupchat?

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

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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

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

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Calculators

Is the Voyage 200 too OP?

Is easy to program for and to modify, objectively better than anything before, its CAS already too. The only pros the nspire calculators can hold is color screen and templates for operations.

If someone from the HP and Casio corner can enlighten us it would be very appreciated.

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Non-networked apps

What are some good software applications that do not require the internet to function? I think tech users should fight against the notion that you should constantly be connected to the internet. In order to combat surveillance, you must support non-networked computing as well as sneakernet measures.

My personal favorite software that does not require any internet functionality after first install and minor configurations include the following:

>Kiwix - full non-networked Wikipedia as well as Project Gutenberg and other creative commons initiatives

>Video games, particularly roguelikes that allow for great replayability. Two in particular I enjoy are Nethack and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

>Krita, GIMP, other artistic tools

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What do we do about the botnet problem?

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Symantic Filesystem

I'm working on a FUSE filesystem that represents file tags as dynamically

nested directories. It's heavily inspired by Tagsistant. I would have been

happy with Tagsistant if it didn't segfault and fill my console with

errors every time I access the mounted directory.

The idea is that you can tag a file by copying it to a path with tags in it.

[code]

$ cp goblin_slayer_s1e1.mkv mnt/mkv/anime/rape/@

[\code]

You can get all files with the given tags by listing in a path with tags in it.

[code]

$ ls mnt/anime/tiddies/@

[\code]

My filesystem can only read files and copy from outside the filesystem. I plan

to get the following features in someday:

* copy from one tag to another

* mody files

* delete files or tags

* ontological reasoning (anime is show)

* triple (machine) tags (show:episode:1)

* negate tags (ls mnt/anime/-gayshit/@)

* or-ing tags (ls mnt/anime/ass/+/anime/tiddies/@)

* multithreading

Tags are stored in an SQLite database with file hashes. Files are stored in

the Tagfs home directory in subdirectories named after their hash. Files may

have multiple names, which are stored as hardlinks to the original data file.

The reason I store the names as hardlinks is so they can be easily copied out

of the database if it ever becomes corrupted.

[code]

$ tree ./local/share/tagfs

.local/share/tagfs

├── 25

│   └── c

│   └── fe17c3006dd3f5d5f46a8a54d699c

│   ├── data

│   └── names

│   └── spooked_cat.gif

├── 99

│   └── 4

│   └── d9b168731bf38e93de20ead7600cb

│   ├── data

│   └── names

│   └── wiggle_cat.gif

└── tagfs.sqlite3

8 directories, 5 files

[\code]

Is this something you'd use? Have any suggestions or code review?

Here's a link to my GitLab repo.

https://gitlab.com/elitist_neckbeard/tagfs

Here's a link to Tagsistant which inspired my project.

https://www.tagsistant.net/

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Archive Compression Schemes

>.tar.lz

Is this the best format for data archival? I'd ask in the Questions thread, but maybe we can have some general archive discussion or something as well.

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What's your favorite GUI API and why?

Gtk+? Qt? Fltk? Tk?

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Linux Alternative General

LINUX ALTERNATIVE GENERAL

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

PICK ONE

Illumos

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

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

https://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/Distributions

OpenBSD

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

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

https://www.openbsd.org/

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STOP BINARY COMPUTING

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

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

our brains aren't meant for this fucking bullshit.

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

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

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Ubuntu Snap is Cancer

I haven't used Ubuntu for years, ever since they started selling their souls to Amazon and bundling literal actual botnet malware in their distro, but for some reason I decided to give it an honest go today. Forget the Amazon shit. Forget the systemd. SNAP is the worst thing in the fucking world. Snap is pure absolute cancer.

How in the hell do people use Ubuntu? WHY do people still use Ubuntu? Jesus christ what the fuck happened to Ubuntu.

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Fuck freenode.net

All I wanted to do was anonymously ask the replicant devs if the cellular modem for their projects is exposed under /dev/. Instead I find out that kikes of some sort have been conspiring against secure, private, and anonymous IRC since atleast 2009.

Evidence number one: archive.fo/IkP16

>ankhmoop on June 19, 2009 [-] ... Should Freenode also ban all users from ISPs that allow them to reset their modems to get another dynamic IP address?

Evidence number two: take any random socks5/4 proxy and attempt to connect to freenode. You will be presented with the message

>You are banned from this server- You have a host listed in the DroneBL. For more information, visit http://dronebl.org/lookup?ip=*.*.*.* Please contact proxyscan@freenode.net with questions.

Which is to say they block all non state/government backdoored/approved proxies/vpn's.

Evidence number 3: archive.fo/b5fkO

To connect to freenode/quake using TOR you must deanonymize yourself and use a botnet web interface with jewgle capcha to register an account with (((freenode)))/quake. Ontop of that the SSL certificate you get might be random and freenode reccomends bypassing your common sense and using it anyways because of reasons !?!?!? see

Evidence number 4: Freenode, quakenet, kiwiIRC, and various others have installed jewgle capcha in the past few months which makes them botnet.

Evidence number 5: All of these major IRC botnets reccomend the same clients


AdiIRC
AndChat
AndroIRC
Chatzilla
EPIC5
HexChat
irssi
Konversation
KVIrc
mIRC
Quassel
Textual
Weechat
ZNC

And all of these clients are either a non-console GUI, do not support a more sane SSL implementation like boring/libreSSL, have backdoors/bugs when compile with said unsupported SSL implementations, and or are outdated/have known bugs that will never be fixed.

The absolute state of IRC 2018 people. Why do all of these faggots claiming to be open source then go and botnet everything? Why are opensource devs using botnet networks like rizon and freenode for IRC? Is there a unpozzed IRC client that works with these botnet IRC servers? Am I a faggot for just now noticing all this?

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Chat protocol/software comparison thread

Since there's a few threads discussing alternative chat protocols, I figured we should attempt to centralize it in order to have a decent discuss the strengths and weaknesses in our preferred clients/servers.

As far as I know this is a fairly complete list of the currently most common chat protocols and applications used by privacy conscious users. If something was forgotten feel free to add.

>IRC

The long standing champion of ez internet based chats. Not very secure by default.

>XMPP

Currently the most well known/tested privacy conscious chat protocol. Used by many different users around the world for secure communications

>Signal

Phone based e2e encrypted messaging client and protocol. Trusted by many, has created the new and interesting encryption method known as double-ratchet.

>Telegram

Similar to signal but owned by a Russian, one of the largest private messaging platforms in russia

>Whatsapp

No.

>Matrix

A fairly new decentralized chat protocol that supports e2e encryption. The main matrix.org server has a CoC as well as pretty poor privacy protections from the server admins. Hosting your own matrix server appears to be safe and is indeed end to end encrypted. More testing needs to be done as the devs don't seem as paranoid about privacy as they should.

>Tox

A P2P and E2E encrypted chat network based on a DHT, pretty decent but comes with the usual problems of P2P software. Supports groups, voice, and video although the video still sucks.

>inb4 great we have another thread about chat services.

Fuck you I hope there's more threads about it, it's good to have discussions about things that you depend on and knowing their strengths/weaknesses.

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So I accidentally a new imageboard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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POWER9 MicroATX board

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

https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys

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

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

https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/User:JSharp

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

http://talospace.com/

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

https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/en/

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Terry Davis is not dead

I did some digging... but there was no grave.

Let's start with what we know about Terry Davis.

>Terrence Andrew Davis, born Dec. 15, 1969, allegedly dead Aug. 11, 2018, source https://encyclopediadramatica.rs/TempleOS

>Let's find out where he lives

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIw4vPdv5X4 [Embed]

>Go to 1:22

>Terry's address is visible in the TempleOS about section

>We go to https://blockshopper.com and input the address found in TempleOS about section

>Current Owner: Terrence E Davis and Marietta C Davis

>These are his parents, the data matches perfectly on http://templeos.wikia.com/wiki/TempleOS_Wiki#Family

So this is where we start looking for the grave. We search for Terry Davis, all states, deceased within the last 90 days.

>http://www.tributes.com/search/obituaries/?solr=&first=Terrence&last=Davis&city=&state=&search_type=1&dod=&keywords=

>Terrence Davis

>August 10, 1952 - July 4, 2018

>Ellicott City, Maryland | Age 65

>Age mismatch, state mismatch.

That's fine, maybe we might have to look for Terry instead of Terrence.

>http://www.tributes.com/search/obituaries/?solr=&first=Terry&last=Davis&city=&state=&search_type=1&dod=&keywords=

>Terry Leggett Davis

>August 13, 1947 - September 7, 2018

>Lucama, North Carolina | Age 71

>Nope

>Terry Allen Davis

>October 14, 1945 - August 28, 2018

>Madison, Minnesota | Age 72

>Nope

So... where did we actually get the info that Terry Davis died?

>https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17912618

> ayy_lmao 19 days ago [-]

>The guy who admittedly impressioned Terry on social networks is also known for taking money from Terry's PayPal. (Along with at least another guy who manipulated Terry into giving him $200). He said he did all of this "out of concern for Terry" It's the same guy who first claimed Terry's death on twitter.

We are dealing with a hoax! Whoever took over Terry's social media accounts is trying to fake his death! The real Terry Davis is somewhere out there!

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Memrisistors

Turn on and off your computer like a lightbulb and never lose memory.

Instead of using Electrons use Ions

Remember what state the charge was in even when turned off and release it when needed

Analog computing replicates human brain

-1.1V , -1.2V, 0.1V 2V

Waifu robot in the future will be more life like

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is wikipedia compromised by sjws?

>check out page for engineers

>cover image is a woman because almost all engineers are women

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Backups for GNU/Linux?

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

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

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

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

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Why aren't you using BSD?

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What exactly does the future hold for intel?

Intel is having a rough time of it lately, AMD appears to have finally been able to reap some benefits from their MOAR CORES strategy while at the same time Intel's planned 10nm die shrink appears stillborn and as if being stuck on the same 14nm architecture from 2015 wasn't bad enough they're not even able to move enough parts to fill demand.

AMD's zen 2 line is likely no more than six months away from release, the probability that they will surpass intel in terms of raw IPC are slim and the OC headroom simply does not reach as high but if Intel don't get their shit in order it's really just a matter of time.

At this point whats the likelihood 10nm frustrates Intel to the point they simply try their luck with 7nm instead?

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So you want us to have a CoC?

https://sqlite.org/codeofconduct.html

>Having been (((encouraged by clients))) to adopt a written code of conduct

>the SQLite developers elected to govern their interactions with each other, with their clients, and with the larger SQLite user community in accordance with the "instruments of good works" from chapter 4 of The Rule of St. Benedict. This code of conduct has proven its mettle in thousands of diverse communities for over 1,500 years, and has served as a baseline for many civil law codes since the time of Charlemagne.

>This rule is strict, and none are able to comply perfectly. Grace is readily granted for minor transgressions. All are encouraged to follow this rule closely, as in so doing they may expect to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. The entire rule is good and wholesome, and yet we make no enforcement of the more introspective aspects.

>Everyone is free to use the SQLite source code, object code, and/or documentation regardless of their opinion of and adherence to this rule. SQLite has been and continues to be completely free to everyone, without precondition.

>However, those who wish to participate in the SQLite community, either by commenting on the public mailing lists or by contributing patches or suggestions or in any other way, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that honors the overarching spirit of the rule, even if they disagree with specific details. Polite and professional discussion is always welcomed, from anyone.

<First of all, love the Lord God with your whole heart, your whole soul, and your whole strength.

<Then, love your neighbor as yourself.

<Do not murder.

<Do not commit adultery.

<Do not steal.

<Do not covet.

<Do not bear false witness.

...

<Never despair of God's mercy.

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

https://github.com/philipl/pifs

Store data in infinite numbers.

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

someone should get an AI to use this.

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Riot

is this botnet? do i have to make an account? who stores my data? how does it work? do you guys use it?

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The cyber phalanx and other technopolitical ideas

Have you ever thought of applications of technology to political systems? An example of this includes the Cybersyn project during Salvador Allende's short-lived presidency of Chile. That being said, if you could apply the notion of Charles Fourier's phalanx to online communication and planned communities, how would you do so?

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanst%C3%A8re

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/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #3

Last thread:

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

Updates

0.4.17

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

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

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

Features

>URLStore (ipfs/go-ipfs#4896)

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

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

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

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

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

Changes/Fixes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

tl;dr for Beginners

>decentralized P2P network

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

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

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

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

How it Works

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

FAQ

>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

https://ipfs.io/ipfs/

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

glob.me — dead

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Linux Alternative General #2

FREEDOM OF CHOICE EDITION

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

BSDs - finished, werks:

Name: MidnightBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: OpenBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: NetBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: Dragonfly BSD

License: Modified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic/Hybrid

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

Name: OpenIndiana IllumoS

License: CDDL License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: IllumoS Monolithic

Name: ToaruOS IllumoS

License: UIUC License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: IllumoS Monolithic

Name: Tribblix IllumoS

License: CDDL License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: Illumos Monolithic

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

Name: AROS Research OS

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: Icaros Desktop

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: Aspire OS

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: AEROS OS (warning: do NOT use)

License: OIN License (Protection racket resemblence)

Kernel: Linux Monolithic (ain't no escape)

Oddball OS - experimental, will become better:

Name: Sculpt OS

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: Genode OSF base-hw Microkernel

Name: Haiku

License: MIT License

Kernel: Haiku Monolithic/Hybrid

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

Name: Arch Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: Devuan GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: Gentoo GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: GuixSD GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: NixOS GNU/Hurd

License: MIT License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

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Cloudflare

whats wrong with cloudflare? i like them but want to find something to be cautious because they sound too good to be true.

they announced their own dns with dns over https

https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/

they encrypted sni so isp couldnt see what site you visit by that

https://blog.cloudflare.com/esni/

they fixed the annoying captcha problem

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-onion-service/

https://blog.cloudflare.com/crypto-week-2018/

so are there any reason they shouldnt be trusted?

http://crimeflare.org:82/

i find this site but it didnt seem serious to me.

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last good kernel update on debian, here we go.......

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Gentoo

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

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The push for centralization

I'm sure we have all noticed that the popular trend has been moving towards a few highly centralized, proprietary services. Everything from our methods of consuming content to our messaging services is going this way.

How? and why?

No longer do people have personal webpages, or congregate on a variety of fairly-anonymous websites and forums. Nowadays, a majority of people use social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram (which is also Facebook), Twitter, etc. All of which are filled with copious amounts of Javascript and are dedicated to mining your data as much as possible.

The case of messaging services is even more insidious, and it is where the conspiracy side of this comes into play. People have been moving to services such as Discord and Whatsapp for their messaging needs, whereas before people would use XMPP or Email. Fairly recently, we saw an example of a coordinated attack on decentralization. The Efail vulnerability was a flaw in the implementation of GPG in various email clients, that could potentially allow the contents of (at least) HTML email to be read. When this vulnerability came out, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published numerous articles claiming that GPG itself was unsafe to use, and that users should abandon email entirely and use Signal instead. Signal, although claiming to be for user privacy, is an entirely centralized mobile app that demands your phone number, and the client is hardcoded to connect to a single server. The EFF intentionally misrepresented the issue and on top of that, did not consider things such as XMPP+OMEMO. This cannot have been unintentional. EFF has shilled Signal numerous times before as well.

Thoughts? Why do so many users buy into this centralization meme?

>inb4 blackpiller starts samefagging again

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What's the future of internet? Descentralized? Or the same model we have but using VPNs/Tor?

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Future of the web is in the blockchain.

https://tron.network/

-Tron partnering with bittorrent, seeders paid in crypto.

-Coil wants to to make the web into microtransactions to view simple things like articles. you'd be paying some fuckshit sjw money just to view their horeshit diahrea of an article, or pay microtransactions to view video by the minute.

https://coil.com/

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Private Trackers

>Not sure what private trackers are all about?

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

>Have a question?

- FAQ https://pastebin.com/thLgSkNE

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

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

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

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

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

Remember the following:

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

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

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

news:

x264 christmas freeleech over

nwcd forever btfo

10 freeleech tokens on red

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cocc discussion

Why autorities dont shut down this shithole? Is used in their majority for abuse/throaway accounts

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Question

It seems like this is the right place to ask this question.

What is the best and effective programming language that can make computer programs and will still be useful in like 20 years?

Asking because I want to make some programs and do something better with my life.

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/tech/ - Paul Cockshott 2.0

For tech discussion on paul cockshott. https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/defence-against-vault-7-attacks/

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Hi Tech, I'm in a basic electrical class, and my teacher wants me to provide / create something that can be used to attract people at a recruiting event coming up. Since it's only basic electricity, I want to do something that can showcase about what we're learning, and not up sell it for any more than what we're doing.

I had idea's about having something involving LED strips to show how interchanging resistors would effect current [sending pulses of on LED's up the strip, moving faster with lower values, and slower with higher values, as well as doing the same when the value is the same, but switches on the bottom are flipped on, to act like additional levels of voltage also increase current flow]. But I figured that it was more a demonstration of OHM's law, instead of what the course really focuses on.

We covered the basics of Electricity, but the course is much more about being an electrician, so I wanted to work on something involving lighting and light switches, and so I was thinking of having a game of Black Out, using only light switches, and some other really basic electrical components. I am pretty sure it's doable, but I'll be honest, I'm struggling. We've really only covered the most basic, fundamentals of electrical circuits up to the point, but the entire program eventually resolves into full Motor Control, and then diverges into Code study or entering into Logical Control systems for industrial application.

>back to the point

How can I go about wiring a display of lights and switches to play a game of Black out that results in something like the images posted. Is it a task that I can have added complexity to? Would it be useful having 'intermediary' steps between the solution to illustrate to myself more ways? Ideally, I want there to be only the single solution, but I feel like, just with the way light switches work, with no logic built in, there might be other ways to get to the 'answer'.

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systemDicks

are these arguments up-to-date? Or arguing against systemd in aug/2018 is pointless?

http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/Arguments_against_systemd

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Bloatware Is Proprietary

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

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

What are some examples of this?

> chromium, firefox, most GUI web browsers

> bloated window managers

> anything GNU touches

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

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

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

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

Pic not related, but it is awful programming.

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Is being 31 too old to go back into college?

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Ciphers and Hashes thread

Some basic questions that we can talk about

1. What is the best cipher, and which modes are the best for what? How would you cascade multiple ciphers?

2. Which hash is the fastest, or the most useful?

3. Is it possible to combine hashes to prevent both pre-image attacks and collision attacks?

1. CBC is best for decryption-heavy operations, XTS is best for encryption-heavy operations

AES, Serpent, Twofish, Camellia mix-and match. Most secure cipher closest to the plaintext, weakest cipher at the outer layer.

2. KangarooTwelve > BLAKE2 > SHA384/512 > Skein512 and BLAKE512 > SHAKE128 > BLAKE256 > SKEIN1024 > SHA3-256 and SHAKE256 > SHA256

(sauce: https://bench.cr.yp.to/results-sha3.html)

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Why Apple Pay isnt amazing

Can we get a thread for this masterpiece /tech/?

https://invidio.us/watch?v=_pzKf16hhJg

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Urmila Mahadev contributes to quantum computing

street shitting women taking our jerbs

https://www.quantamagazine.org/graduate-student-solves-quantum-verification-problem-20181008/

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/tech/ uni feels

>technical writing class

>30 page COC due on monday

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people using your code

Have you ever written something that was used by other people?

Has someone ever approached you and said they like your software?

Does it feel nice?

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Bruce Perens, inconsistent statements regarding Copyright, GPL, Open Source Security.

In a prior public statement, Bruce Perens put forth a legal theory where users of a certain piece of Software would be liable for contributory copyright infringement*[1]. This statement, specifically the pronouncement of such damages reachable, is predicated on a pure copyright License theory regarding the grant under-which the Linux Kernel is distributed and modified.

* (https://perens.com/2017/06/28/warning-grsecurity-potential-contributory-infringement-risk-for-customers/ )

As we all know, under a contract theory, damages are quite limited regarding opensource licenses** (See the initial district court determination of Jacobsen v. Katzer) and the legal theory published by Bruce Perens, if analyzed under a contract theory regarding the GPL would become a less-than-likely scenario.

** (For this very reason, the FSF specifically drafted version 2 of the GPL to avoid language that would tend to induce a contract reading rather than a bare license construction. The FSF has maintained for decades that the GPL is a bare license and is not a contract)

It is just that utterance, added by Bruce Perens, regarding contributory copyright infringement damages reachable vis a vis the GPL version 2, that induced upwards of 70 of Open Source Security's clients to cease their business dealings with Open Source Security.

Bruce Perens has recently made known, publicly, that he currently believes in a Contract theory regarding the GPL version 2, specifically regarding the Linux Kernel. He has stated that he, infact, in the past has supplied expert testimony praying to the court for it to find that the GPL is, in fact, a contract (and not a bare (copyright) license). He has stated that the court has indeed relied on his testimony in various pleadings. ***[3]

Here, ( https://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=12767438&cid=57489528 ) Bruce Perens argues that case law has overridden the esteemed Raymond Nimmer's opinion that the GPL is not a contract and is, at best, a failed contract, and likely a bare license akin to a property license. Bruce Perens further clarifies that it was his very own testimony that has convinced the court that the GPL is infact not a bare license and is instead a contract.

If these pleadings were to have occurred prior to the theory published regarding Open Source Security and its Contributor Access Agreement, that would put the lie to any suggestion that Bruce Perens in fact believed in the theory that he published at the time of publication and would instead suggest that rather than proffering his opinion regarding a matter - he was instead intentionally publishing a theory he believed to be a lie in-order to harm Open Source Security - A goal that has indeed been effected (specifically by the "Contributory Copyright Infringement" addendum).

*[1]

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https://perens.com/2017/06/28/warning-grsecurity-potential-contributory-infringement-risk-for-customers/

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Bruce

Warning: Grsecurity: Potential contributory infringement and breach of contract risk for customers

***[3]

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https://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=12767438&cid=57489528

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Re:Who gives a FUCK about Nimmer? (Score:2)

by Bruce Perens ( 3872 ) <bruce@perens.com> on Tuesday October 16, 2018 @09:10PM (#57489528) Homepage Journal

If lawyers were never wrong, we'd have no need for courts. Which means they're wrong half the time, or at least the adopt unsupportable arguments half of the time.

Case law has overridden him on the GPL question, thanks in part to my pro-bono testimony. But courts and lawyers still take him seriously. And me, sometimes.

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In response to:

>Who gives a FUCK about Nimmer? (Score:0)

>by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 16, 2018 @08:30PM (#57489396)

>

>Who gives a FUCK about Nimmer?

>

>He said the GPLv2 was "not a contract" - was "at best" "a failed contract" - "has no consideration" - and thus it is a bare license revocable by >the grantor.

>

>Free Software has REJECTED this CLOWN Nimmer.

>Thus he is wrong.

>

>http://illinoisjltp.com/journal/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kumar.pdf

>http://oxwugzccvk3dk6tj.onion/tech/res/987076.html

>...

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GNU/Linux is Gelded - Can We Fork?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Remember way back in 2010 when everyone on the planet was hyping HTML5 as the greatest thing to ever happen to the web and will replace all native applications and shit?

Remember when Steve Jobs predicted a future where app stores weren't even a thing and that iDevices would be really powerful web browsers where everything is web apps? Remember when Google doubled down on this concept with Chromebooks and ChromeOS?

Well 2010 was 8, almost 9 years ago, so lets discuss how wrong those predictions were, how right they somewhat were, and what exactly went wrong. HTML5 was expected to replace flash and all interactive applications, but in the end it ended up being used only to spice up web pages and add some nice looking animations.

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stackexchange

can we have a general topic about stack exchange?

> ask a simple question

> 40 comments from incredulous people with the ability to block your question, all pretending not to understand the question in some kind of socratic attempt at "clarifying" it for a totally hypothetical person

This is a form of gaslighting. No wonder programmers all have imposter syndrome and don't trust their own eyes or mind.

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LynxChan 2.1

Not much has been added on this version, I'm not even making a logo for it:

Confirmation for board-wise ip deletion

Reporter ban

Latest postings for moderators

Aside from that, just a few convenience changes, like not checking the referral for pages that didn't needed it, like pages that just displayed information, or not using the captcha anymore for some things.

https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/LynxChan

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China Adding Hardware Backdoors to Servers

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

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

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

>https://thehackernews.com/2018/10/china-spying-server-chips.html

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tiling WMs

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

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Post sites that don't stink

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

>disqualification:

- Google captcha

- completely non-functional without JS

>crippling penalty:

- banning/captcha-walling Tor or VPN usage

- Cloudflare

- not e2e encrypted

>hard mode:

- WWW

- aesthetically appealing

>beast mode:

- interactive forum with regular activity

- popular

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Legal Remedy for Code of Conduct Change - LKML

Regarding those who are ejected from the Linux Kernel Community after

this CoC:

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

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

from (regarding their property (code)).

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

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

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

contributions).

When the defendants ignore the rescission and continue using the

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

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

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

registered at the time of the violation however)

Additionally when said banned contributors joined the Linux team, they

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

was stated or ratified by those within the governing body regarding

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

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

associates).

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

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

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

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

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

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

years of mailing list archives with which to determine).

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

image has been tarnished.

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

perhaps written (email memorandums), understanding has been violated

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

"CoC").

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

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

future lost income for the libel claims)

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

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

(With other banned contributors).

Contributors: You were promised something, you laboured for that

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

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

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

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

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

contributors via a tortious interference claim may be possible.

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The GPLv2 is not a contract, it is a revocable license.

Here is a paper explaining what the GPL is and is not:

http://illinoisjltp.com/journal/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kumar.pdf

(With full citations).

(PDF attached)

Page 12 starts the relevant discussion.

Page 16 begins the explanation of all the ways the GPL is not a contract.

Later there is a short gloss of state law promissory estopple doctrines.

Remember: in the case of the linux kernel it, unlike other projects, omitted the "or any later version" codicil, and is only under version 2 of the GPL, which makes no promise of irrevocability by grantor.

(Note: The SFConservancy recently chose to publish a "correction" that conflates clauses, within version 2 of the GPL, [that clarify that if a licensee's license is revoked by operation of the license for a violation of the terms, that sub-licensees licenses are not-in-turn automatically revoked] - [with an inexistent irrevocability doctrine within the text of the GPLv2])

(Additionally: Clause 0 of GPLv2 specifically defines the "you" in said clauses as referring to the licensee (not the grantor); the SFConservancy's conflation is shown to be ever more disingenuous)

The Linux Kernel License grant:

Is Not: a contract. [No breach of contract damages vs grantor if rescinded]

Is: a bare license akin to a property license.

And: There is no "irrevocable by grantor" promise in v2. [No promissory estopple defense]

.: Can be rescinded at will.

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The Arch Meme

Why is Arch spreading like wildfire? Is there a coordinated effort to propagandize the distribution? I’m honestly curious why Manjaro is so popular, as well as why I have had Arch shoved in my face for the last year or two.

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Why are old people so bad at using technology?

I live hundreds of miles away from my dad, and he's clueless about tech, so I have to help him with really basic stuff. He struggles to follow directions that I write for him, can't type his password correctly most of the time, and can't follow even the most basic instructions I give him via text/skype/email/phone.

For a while, I've had him use Skype to share his screen so I can see what he's doing and then I tell him what to do. The UI recently got changed and you have to click a plus icon and then click "share screen" and that's literally all there is to it.

Because the layout is slightly different with this new update, he can't figure out how to do it. He has also forgotten how to take screenshots, and he is really bad with describing what is going on with his computer ("it's not working", "I clicked on it" -- then I ask what is "it" and he can't answer).

I spent a couple hours earlier this week telling him how to use Skype, how to start screen sharing, etc. but no matter how I described it, he couldn't follow my directions. I asked him if he could send me a screenshot because then I'd be able to tell him what to click on. He didn't know how to do that. I tried to tell him how to take a screenshot, and he did everything wrong when I told him how to take one. I eventually had to give up. I told him to post a thread on an official skype help discussion forum thing, and I even emailed the link to him, where he could post something. Days later, I followed up on it to see if he had done it. He didn't. He said he "has a life" and technology is too hard. He always has an excuse for why he's "too busy" but I know that's a lie because he tells me about he spends his free time. What is going on?

I followed up on this yet again I told him to do it again, and waited a few days to see if he did it. Today, I checked in to see if he had posted the thread on the help site, and he gave a semi-confused answer so I'm not even sure if he did it or not. I asked if he could send me a link to the thread he made, and then he got upset and couldn't figure out how, and then started writing walls of text about he's so busy and he's afraid of technology and how it was impossible to do, and how he clicked a report button within skype to report an issue, and then he said there was no url to copy, so he couldn't comply with my request to send him a link, even though this has absolutely nothing to do with what I told him to do earlier.

Are all old people this retarded? Holy shit.

This is a guy who has a master's degree. And he has taken many days and still can't figure out how to copy and paste, take a screenshot, or click a couple buttons in skype.

And, quite often, he blames me when he can't do something correctly. And he asks if I remember his passwords, because he forgets them, even though I set him up with a password manager (which he doesn't use because he's not familiar with it, even though I gave him a one-on-one tutorial for it and send him instructions for how to use it).

Some people are bad at using technology because they're just lazy about it. They would rather do other things. But the thing about my dad is that he puts a TON of time and effort into writing long texts and emails and ranting at me on the phone about how he is too busy or "has a life" and can't do this stuff. He has spent hours and hours telling me why he can't just copy and paste something. Copying and pasting a link takes a couple seconds. So why does he do this?

And you might be thinking, just a few hours... that's not too bad. But this isn't the first time. He is like this for every single thing on his computer or phone. It's probably amounted to hundreds of hours over the years. And keep in mind: he has been using computers for longer than I've been alive. His office job has always required him to sit in front of a computer. I'm not sure how he's still hired when he can't even do basic stuff like this, but the fact of the matter is that it's not like he just hasn't had exposure to tech before. In fact, I'd say he's been using computers in an office environment for longer than most people -- way before computers and smartphones became ubiquitous. But he just doesn't venture outside his comfort zones -- EVER.

Have you ever encountered anyone this backwards with regard to technology?

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so is terry rip?

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I'm freaking out

Why are many media outlets and random people all of a sudden talking about Mind-Machine interfaces? I thought that was 6 or 7 decades ahead of us. I'm cared, if someone actually figures this out, it will be SHTF and TEOTWAWKI.

I know Musk was just meming to drive ghe share price up, but now USGov is sponsoring neural interface projects.

FUCK I'M SCARED

FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

If this happens, people will start going INSANE. Literally INSANE. If you could hear somene else's voice in your head and if you both operated at different speeds that would be disastrous. Also the machines would need to be 100% perfect in data transmaission and parsing otherwise they could fuck up your brain.

And don't even get me started on the privacy ramifications.

Also get ready for literal sheeple. There'll be no coming back from this. D-Zombies, here we come.

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Whats holding back React OS?

With all of this shit going on with Linus Torvalds and a new CoC, I looked for new OS's, and i found React OS, but i heard it cannot run modern programs (Ie. Steam) what is holding back the os from running these programs? Also, are there any easy to use Linux alternatives? (Like Mint level of easy)

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Lol@macfags

>tell a guy to delete all his data

>he actually does it

>>>/general/9856

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Addon/Extension Thread

Post yours!

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systemD about to get CoC'd

https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/10148

Apparantly systemD isn't cucked enough. I thought they would have adopted this already, but they have not. Poeterring is not a big enough faggot for these people. SystemD is an unwelcoming place for the faggot or the cross dresser. Poeterring is a racist biggot and should be booted from the project.

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Cracking the disc check of games?

I have a bunch of older games that still use the disc and I would like to play them without the CD or DVD in my drive (some disc checks won't even work under Wine at all). The usual solution is to download a cracked EXE, but obviously this is just begging for trouble. And that's assuming that there even is a crack for my version of the game (i.e. certain patch version of a certain language).

Is there some resource to learn how to crack disc-based DRM schemes myself? All I can find when I web-search for the topic is already made cracks, not how to make those cracks myself.

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privacy/anonymity flow?

>get paid cash from casul work/local item sale

>buy core duo or older business laptop locally

>install debian on fresh drive

>run tails for naughty business

>also for naughty business, use tumbled crypto bought with a cash card registered under a pseudonym

>use vpn

>use tor

What are the holes here?

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Adobe CC 2019 no longer use amtlib.dll

Adobe CC 2019 apps no longer use amtlib.dll, and offline activation disabled

CC 2019 just got released (via Creative Cloud application), and bad news for those who wanted to use the amtlib.dll crack method and have the latest version. Adobe has removed that file and completely disabled offline activation methods.

For those of you that don't know how Adobe Products work. You can basically download the latest version of their software on their website. Then using painter's amtemu you can crack it. You can even download their autoupdater and keep your pirated version up to date. But looks like this method wont work anymore. So if you use pirated versions of adobe products, don't update them until we have a new crack

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>HDMI cables with ethernet

WHAT

THE

FUCK

As a former VGA man now, is this safe?

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Domain Registrars

I was talking about web development with some normies and we got on the topic of registering domains. I mentioned some registrars such as Namecheap and GoDaddy. Two of them laughed when I said GoDaddy. They thought I was making a weird joke. They had a hard time understanding that it was the name of a registrar.

Is this a problem with non-technical luddites, or is GoDaddy just a terrible name for a domain registrar?

Also, which domain registrar(s) do you use?

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Mouse pups with same-sex parents born in China using stem cells and gene editing

China Yes!

Highlights

• Haploid ESCs display PGC-like methylation profiles following in vitro cultivation

• Parthenogenetic and androgenetic haploid ESCs show different demethylation dynamics

• phESCs carrying 3 deleted imprinted regions support normal growth of bimaternal mice

• ahESCs carrying 7 deleted imprinted regions produce live full-term bipaternal mice

Summary

Unisexual reproduction is widespread among lower vertebrates, but not in mammals. Deletion of the H19 imprinted region in immature oocytes produced bimaternal mice with defective growth; however, bipaternal reproduction has not been previously achieved in mammals. We found that cultured parthenogenetic and androgenetic haploid embryonic stem cells (haESCs) display DNA hypomethylation resembling that of primordial germ cells. Through MII oocyte injection or sperm coinjection with hypomethylated haploid ESCs carrying specific imprinted region deletions, we obtained live bimaternal and bipaternal mice. Deletion of 3 imprinted regions in parthenogenetic haploid ESCs restored normal growth of fertile bimaternal mice, whereas deletion of 7 imprinted regions in androgenetic haploid ESCs enabled production of live bipaternal mice that died shortly after birth. Phenotypic analyses of organ and body size of these mice support the genetic conflict theory of genomic imprinting. Taken together, our results highlight the factors necessary for crossing same-sex reproduction barriers in mammals.

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>uhmm that uhm what I mean is um that thing uhm uhmmm

What the fuck is wrong with him? Why does he have to say "uhm" every other word? I can't even stand listen for a few minutes

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Console game dev and console dev kits

Has anyone here ever worked on ps4/xbone as a software dev, beta tester etc? How was it? Were you allowed to bring test/dev kits home?

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jewtube down

it finally broke

status=fail&reason=An+error+occurred.+Please+try+again+later.&rvs=&errorcode=2

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Tor Browser 60

They actually did it. They upgra... *coughs* *spits out blood and semen* ...changed the platform to Firefox 60.

Now I can enjoy having a gazillion "firefox" child processes with the UI freezing each time I load the catalog, all the while using over 300 MB of RAM as usual because fuck efficiency in the CY+3 amirite?

I'd ask what technical reasons do the Tor guys have to base their browser on Firefox and not anything else, like Midori or fucking Dillo even. They're hoping to piggyback on Firefox's bugfixes, is that it? Hoping to piggyback on the fancy kewl stuff like WebRTC which they end up disabling for privacy reasons anyway?

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Project thread, or "how Homestuck is better than /tech/"

Things you can do right now to prove that the title is wrong:

Markov chain generator (https://github.com/Matoking/Markovstuck)

Text-to-tweet (https://github.com/noirscape/homestuck_ebooks)

Basic text movie (https://github.com/jadedResearcher/HomestuckTheMoivie)

Web scraper (https://github.com/clubby789/homestuck-downloader)

Software bending (https://github.com/henry232323/Pesterchum-Discord)

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Why aren't you using Factor /tech/?

https://www.factorcode.org/

Sure it's a concatenative language and that's obscure as hell but it turns out using functional composition can lead to a lot of elegance.


USING: kernel sequences unicode ;
IN: palindrome

: normalize ( string -- string' ) [ Letter? ] filter >lower ;

: palindrome? ( string -- ? ) normalize dup reverse = ;

Consider the simple example they use for palindromes.

Without using any variables, and with only function composition it can express a very robust word for finding palindromes. This function will even go as far as finding if

"A man, a plan, a canal: Panama" is a palindrome.

Some of factors main merits:

Fast (SBCL level, which puts it far above many other languages)

Multi-paradigm with an Object System approaching CLOS capabilities.

Introspective and Exception system close to or exceeding Common Lisp

Meta Programming capabilities possibly exceeding Common Lisp

-- Because there are hardly any variables you get to use defmacro as if it were a hygenic macro because there's no variables that can be accidentally captured.

No Cruft and possibly the most beautiful layout of any src directory I've ever seen.

Massive standard library with plenty of stuff to make good applications now.

Hands down one of the greatest C FFI's I've ever seen. (And I've looked at/used many)

Image based development with a fully featured REPL that possibly even rival's slime.

For deployment you can specify exactly what you want to be included leading to the ability to produce extremely small executables. (Unlike most Lisp's where you keep the image and have to lug around a many MB image)

The ability to actually view a closure's contents on the stack. Since you can use quotations like [ 3 + ] to produce a curried lambda function which you can place directly on the stack you get to view [ 3 + ] instead of something like lisp's (Compiled-Closure x03408342) or Haskell's "Sorry can't show that".

And for the final benefit the possibility to implement a linear type algorithm (or uniqueness types) goes pretty hand in hand with concatenative programming which is pretty freaking awesome if you look into it.

Common Lisp is dead. Factor is the new Lisp. So why not give it a shot?

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What's jewgle's endgame? Is there one? To me, their agenda seems so clear, and every day they keep making it clearer. It seems like lots of people see part of it, especially when it comes to jewtube, but it just seems to run so deep. Now that almost nothing published is "copyrighted" per say, it seems information is more controlled than ever.

Why? And how can we, really, fight the control of our thoughts?

For reference:

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/googlegov

Inb4

>old news

I know, it's just gotten worse!

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Europe is to control all (apparently)

When will someone finally does something to stop the EU from controlling the Internet?

And yes, I know that May is, in fact, in the past.

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Best Objective C books/sites

What are the best resources(s) for learning Objective C? Not a macfag, I want to write applications using GNUstep.

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Alert! ICANN To Shut Down The Internet For 48 Hours To Install New Backdoors Into DNS System

Alert! ICANN To Shut Down The Internet For 48 Hours To Install New Backdoors Into DNS System

https://8ch.net/n/res/685792.html

>>>/news/685792

BACKUP ALL OPERATING SYSTEMS YOU CAN, SOFTWARE AND P2P CLIENTS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!

Internet users be ready for a widespread network outage that could restrict users from accessing internet. Internet users across the globe are expected to face internet disruption for the next 48 hours. According to Russia Today, the internet will be disrupted for users as key domain servers undergo routine maintenance.

The report from the Russian news organization claims that Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing for maintenance work of domain servers and related network infrastructure. ICANN is planning to change cryptographic key during this maintenance work, which will result in downtime in internet activity across the globe. The planned maintenance set to be undertaken by ICANN will help protect the Domain Name System (DNS), which acts as internet’s very own address book.

Experts are already claiming the change in cryptographic key will help prove as a necessary step for internet protection. This move will help prevent cyber attacks aimed at the DNS systems in the future. The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said this internet shutdown across the globe is necessary to ensure a secure, stable and resilient DNS system.

“To further clarify, some internet users might be affected if their network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for this change. However, this impact can be avoided by enabling the appropriate system security extensions,” it added.

If you have been planning to unwind or disconnect from internet for sometime then here is a great opportunity to do, with a fact that internet might be down for maintenance. It is now confirmed that internet users will face difficulties in accessing web pages or making transactions for the next 48 hours.

https://archive.fo/yVohR

https://www.bgr.in/news/internet-across-the-globe-to-face-downtime-over-the-next-48-hours-icann/

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Shocking news regarding Google Plus

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/google-exposed-non-public-data-for-500k-users-then-kept-it-quiet/

One, it was still around. Two, it had at least half a million users.

Anyway, it's officially dead now.

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Brian Fagioli™ General

All the Fagioli threads go here.

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Archiving/saving old software

Where can I upload old versions of Microsoft Windows/Office so they won't be lost forever? I just bought Office XP and 2003 because I couldn't find the Dutch version anywhere on the internet.

Pic unrelated.

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https://github.com/DedSecInside/TorBot

Dark web hasn't been dark for yas /sigh

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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!

https://retroshare.readthedocs.io/en/latest/tutorial/tor-hidden-rs-node/

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The cure to the cancer

I want to start a discussion about the solution to the cancer that is plaguing technology. Technology is the only thing I really care about in my life. I am not talking about bugman's toys (consumer hardware gadgets) nor enterprise blackbox "solutions" (proprietary software and services). I love Free Software, because it puts me in control of the things I care about.

But the state of FOSS is garbage. We have sea of bloated, unmaintainable projects that the only way to get better solution is to rewrite it (NIH) instead of contribute. There is no standardization on the use of the underlying technologies and the lack of man power is also a severe problem. Some communities try to fix this problem by fixating on minimalism (Suckless), but often go too far (useless solution to 90% of the potential userbase) or are just experiments - developer loses interest in project (Stali). Others just pander to braindead population to gather just enough shekels so the project can survive while they develop software that will never be finished and always be broken (KDE, GNOME...).

Linux desktop is a joke. GNU is bloat. Suckless is useless. Documentation is a non-existent. Distros are dying left and right and realistically have a bus factor of 1. Those that are safe are too much influenced by the (((enterprise))).

I know anons hate when people talk about "we". But there is a reason we gather here and are passionate about similar things, so what can "we" do? I feel powerless and useless. Probably because in reality I am just that, but I blame it on not seeing a clear path I must follow. Imageboard people have been notoriously bad at executing any project successfully, but if not imageboards where do you find dedicated people to the things we love that are not total beta cucks. I want to make something of myself, I want to build my own future.

>Perfect is the enemy of good.

Is it possible to create a community that will agree and work on a cure to the cancer in technology by providing a alternative of software which uses a standardized tech stack and development protocols? Something like OpenBSD represents, but go even further to solve the Free Software desktop "problem".

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First Programming Language

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

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

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

http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/5335

https://cemerick.com/2009/03/24/why-mit-now-uses-python-instead-of-scheme-for-its-undergraduate-cs-program/

So what do you guys think?

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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.

.

Premise

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!

Purpose

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


Libbie
run <Program>
play_music
volume <number or command>
get_the_weather
search "<query>"
remind_me_about <date> <time>
set_alarm_for <date> <time>
read_mail
help <subject>
turn_off_microphone
<etc>

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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/sm/ - Software Minimalism

For discussing software minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?

http://www.linfo.org/unix_philosophy.html

http://suckless.org/philosophy/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism_(computing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bloat

>Why software minimalism?

- Fewer bugs

- Better and faster performance

- Lower memory footprint

- Better maintainability

- Higher scalability

- Longer software lifetime

- Smaller attack surface

>List of minimal OSes and distros

>Obscure minimal

Plan 9, FreeDOS, Minix3, Genode

>Meme minimal

Crux, Void, GuixSD, FreeBSD, SourceMage

>Autistic minimal

Gentoo, Alpine, OpenBSD, LFS

>Most sane minimal

Debian (netinst)

>Minimal base Programs

>WM (window manager)

dwm or i3

>Web browsers

Firefox or any of the popular text based web browsers (w3m, links)

>File Manager

Terminal

>Video/Music player

Mpv or cmus

>Text editors

GNU nano or Vim

>Image viewer

FEH or sxiv

>Shells

mksh or dash

>Terminal

st (simple terminal) or rxvt-unicode

>Useful links

Suckless: https://suckless.org/rocks

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

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

Without Systemd: http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/Arguments_against_systemd

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

>Website development

http://werc.cat-v.org/

https://learnbchs.org/

http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefielQeHZY (The World Wide Web Sucks)

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

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Why are you not using Kit yet?

https://github.com/kitlang/kit

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why do I have to use Clover Dev to browse 8ch efficiently? Why are 8ch usercripts so useless compared to 4chanX?

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Can PS4 games be ported to Linux?

My rational behind this is the fact that Sony uses FreeBSD as its base for the PS4 operating system. I know it isn't the same as Linux, but since they're both UNIX derivatives, it should be theoretically possible, right?

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OpenBSD more like NopeBSD

https://www.infoworld.com/article/3099038/open-source-tools/openbsd-60-tightens-security-by-losing-linux-compatibility.html

OpenBSD can't even support Linux binaries kek

OpenBSD, one of the more prominent variants of the BSD family of Unix-like operating systems, will be released at the beginning of September, according to a note on the official OpenBSD website. Often touted as an alternative to Linux, OpenBSD is known for the lack of proprietary influence on its software and has garnered a reputation for shipping with better default security than other OSes and for being highly vigilant (some might say strident) about the safety of its users. Many software router/firewall projects are based on OpenBSD because of its security-conscious development process. Most significant among the latest security-related changes for OpenBSD is the removal of Linux emulation support. Prior versions of OpenBSD made it possible to run Linux applications via a compatibility layer, but the release notes for OpenBSD 6.0 indicate the Linux subsystem was removed as a "security improvement."

Talk about useless, does anyone with a job actually use this?

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SC-Controller is kill

The dev of the useful open source and Steam-free controller utility has quit the project AND Linux thanks to the Linux COC.

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/sc-controller-driver-and-ui-version-045-is-out-last-release-for-a-while.12615

https://github.com/kozec/sc-controller/releases/tag/v0.4.5

https://www.patreon.com/posts/closing-this-up-21585520

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Gallium_9 now standard in Ubuntu

Gallium 9 is now included in Ubuntu going forward. This means older Windows games will run a lot better in Wine since G9 is nearly native.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/10/gallium-nine-ubuntu-18-10

https://wiki.ixit.cz/d3d9

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License War Conclusion

Licenses are frequently brought up on the board. But most people don't understand them. Allow me to explain

- All the software you write should be proprietary (or GPL3 -> BSD -> Public domain)

- All the software you use should be public domain (or BSD -> GPL3 -> Proprietary).

TLDR:

- GPL users are cucks

- BSD developers are cucks

Few people understand this.

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Two satellites down

Should I be worried? This would be the obvious precursor to any large military action against the US or one of its allies.

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Just made a blogpost EXPLICITLY to BYFO all the LARPers on here

Should you learn C to “learn how the computer works”?

>I’ve often seen people suggest that you should learn C in order to learn how computers work. Is this a good idea? Is this accurate? I’m going to start with my conclusion right upfront, just to be crystal clear about what I’m saying here:

>C is not “how the computer works.”

>I don’t think most people mean this phrase literally, so that is sort of irrelevant.

>Understanding the context means that learning C for this reason may still be a good idea for you, depending on your objectives.

>I plan on making two follow-up posts as well, exploring more implications of this idea, but this is already quite a lot. I’ll update this post with links to them when I make them.

https://words.steveklabnik.com/should-you-learn-c-to-learn-how-the-computer-works

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This board is absolute shit. I use uBlock to hide most threads because they're not even worth being aware of, let alone seeing

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Robot apocalypse soon.

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ITT: /tech/ extends C with proper extensions(try to describe precisely what you want), others discuss why should it be done. In the end, best ideas get collected to one document and we write a proper compiler.

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SD microSD = botnet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital

>SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards have a "Protected Area" on the card for the SD standard's security function; a standard formatter may erase it, causing problems if security is used. The SD Association provides freely-downloadable SD Formatter software to overcome these problems for Windows and Mac OS X.[112] The SD Formatter does not format the "Protected Area", and the Association recommends the use of appropriate application software or SD-compatible device that provides SD security function to format the "Protected Area" in the memory card.

sd cards are botnet and have DRM

do you know how to remove it?

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=3554

they also have a microcontroller inside. sd cards are not innocent "tapes" to store data

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The UK has backdoors required by law in encryption systems.

Comodo uses UK certs.

tfw GCHQ are spying on the discucks

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Godot tricked by SJW bullshit

>I just want to let you know that, after discussion, we will be removing the term "slave" from future versions and replace it with puppet. Master/Puppet was the best that we could come up so far that does not make reference to a hierachy relationship between two human beings.

https://archive.fo/hbKRe

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Bye Bye linus

>Torvalds’s decision to step aside came after The New Yorker asked him a series of questions about his conduct for a story on complaints about his abusive behavior discouraging women from working as Linux-kernel programmers. In a response to The New Yorker, Torvalds said, “I am very proud of the Linux code that I invented and the impact it has had on the world. I am not, however, always proud of my inability to communicate well with others—this is a lifelong struggle for me. To anyone whose feelings I have hurt, I am deeply sorry.”

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

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does this happen?

it was from a link thumbnail on facebook. redirected to this, then dropped the http:// when the redirect is clicked. i cant seem to find an example of this happening. the link itself had no problem.

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Lisp users try to make a simple program, part II

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

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

Previous thread: >>923254

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

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What is the point of Arch and Gentoo?

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

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Why do people trust binary distros?

Seriously, what's stopping the CIA from implanting their own package maintainers, bribing some or even making their own distro?

Imagine how beneficial it'd be for them to own a Debian package maintainer. Just like that, they could implant a package with a malicious patch into almost every Debian based distro, and there's one that's of particularly great interest to them, namely Tails. But even if they don't own a Debian package maintainer, if they had a man in the right position on some popular Debian based distro like Mint or Ubuntu, that would still be extremely beneficial.

Imagine if some newer, smaller distro was actually started and is literally owned by the CIA. Like, some distro that would be appealing to the kind of people who visit this place (because those are the types of people that would probably be quite appealing for them to monitor), like some hot new systemd free distro or free as in freedom distro or something. Like Artix, antiX, Hyperbola, Obarun, MX Linux or some Devuan based distro something.

Less likely, but possible is Void, but even if they hadn't started Void themselves, Void is starving for package maintainers, imagine how easy it'd be for them to push their man in.

Again, less likely, but possible is Mint, I mean Ubuntu and lots of other distros were filling the same niche, Mint wasn't really necessary (which is why it wasn't very likely for "civilians" to start Mint, like nobody really needed it, so why would people waste their effort), and by that time it was obvious that Linux was the OS used by people concerned about privacy and it was still not too late to start a distro that could one day be the most popular normalfag distro, so they could've seen an opportunity to tweak GNOME a bit to make it look like windows and pitch that to the masses and use their CIA powers to spread it and popularize it; that way, they'd have a popular distro to use to monitor most of the tech illiterate people who switched to Linux for privacy for whatever reason.

And how the fuck can anyone trust Fedora is beyond me, I mean RedHat is literally in cahoots with the NSA, imagine how easy it would be for them to put their people in the right positions in the Fedora project through RedHat.

Literally, the only distro I truly feel safe using is Gentoo with ACCEPT_LICENSE="-* @FREE" and a deblobed kernel.

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Python popularity

Why the hell is python becoming so popular? I keep reading about its growing trend, but all signs point at it being slow as fuck. Wouldn't javascript be a better scripting language? I mean, you can embed both into anything, so why python?

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IceCat is dead

Last commit from 25/05/2018 and the mail list have nothing but a handful of bug reports and spam. RIP in peace GNUzilla IceCat, you will be missed.

Sources:

https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnuzilla.git/

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnuzilla/2018-08/threads.html

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Holy Shit! China has made anime schoolgirls real

New Chinese SUV Has A Hot Japanese Schoolgirl For Holographic Assistance

By Brian Fagioli

This hot Japanse schoolgirl is a holographic assistant in the new Bestune T77, a mid-size SUV from China. It is not a Photoshop, this thing is for real. The “holographic intelligent control system” comes with three characters, and five sets of clothes for each.

This hot Japanse schoolgirl is a holographic assistant in the new Bestune T77, a mid-size SUV from China. It is not a Photoshop, this thing is for real. The “holographic intelligent control system” comes with three characters, and five sets of clothes for each.

There she stands atop the dashboard, waiting for your voice command. The assistant can perform 43 different acts, like tuning up the radio, calling your friends, or switching on the windshield wipers.

The rest of the interior is a tech paradise too, with a fully digital dash and a large touch screen for the infotainment.

The three main characters are: the schoolgirl, a small boy, and a robot. The screen shows two clothing options for the girl: a yellow pink skirt, or a purple skirt. But what about no clothes..?

The projector is located immediately in front of the windscreen.

Brilliant graphics on the instrument panel.

Bestune is a brand under First Auto Works (FAW). Bestune is a new name. Their old name was Besturn. The T77 is the first car to carry the new name. In the coming months, all existing cars will be renamed as well. The Chinese name didn’t change.

The Bestune badge on the back of the T77, with a red T.

There is a new logo too. The logo is called the “Window of the World”.

The car itself looks very good. Modern, sleek, stylish, and sporty. Absolutely the best looking Besturn/Bestune so far.

It will be launched on the Chinese car market in November. Power comes from a 1.2 turbo four-cylinder petrol engine with 143 hp and 204 Nm. The engine will be mated to a five (!) speed manual or a 7-speed DCT. Size: 4525/1845/1615, and wheelbase is 2700.

There should be an option t have the holographic assistant wear the same color as the car. This bright orange shade in simply stunning.

https://carnewschina.com/2018/09/27/new-chinese-suv-has-a-hot-japanese-schoolgirl-for-holographic-assistance/

>Joe

>Maybe this article didn’t need the open and obvious misogyny and the “no clothes” comment… it’s a car information system, why does it need to be unnecessarily sexualised?

>>Yoko

>>Lol here comes the White Knight to protect the poor oppressed holographic Waifu…

>>Hank-y-Spanky

>>Oh come on..!

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SJWs are back at it again

And they've got their sights on Uncle Bob

https://twitter.com/martinfowler/status/1049659645361618947

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ROBOT INTERVIEW AT MICROSOFT

What the fuck was this? Microsoft is now using robots to video interview people.

How many ways can you say “we don’t give a fuck about you” that are clearer than “the video interview will be with a fucking robot”.

Shit tier graphics. Good to know the fucking Lawnmower Man is making hiring decisions for our tech overlords.

https://ai.robotvera.com/static/newrobot_en/index.html

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Article 13 Passed

It's pretty grim guys. Article 13 has passed with none of the amendments. At this rate, all our memes will have to be based on Public Domain, or Creative Commons works.

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Amazon ditches recruitment tool that turned out to be anti-women

>It was supposed to make finding the right person for the job easier. However, an AI tool developed by Amazon to sift through potential hires has been dropped by the firm after developers found it was biased against picking women.

>From pricing items to warehouse coordination, automation has been a key part of Amazon’s rise to e-commerce domination. And since 2014, its developers have been creating hiring programs aimed at making the selection of top talent as easy and as automated as possible.

>“Everyone wanted this holy grail,” one of the anonymous sources told Reuters about the ambitions for the software.

>“They literally wanted it to be an engine where I’m going to give you 100 resumes, it will spit out the top five, and we’ll hire those.”

>However, a leak by several of those familiar with the program give an insight into some of the mishaps in the AI-based hiring software’s development, and how it taught itself to penalize women… for being women.

>It was in 2015 that human recruiters first noticed discrepancies with the tool, when it seemingly marked down female candidates for roles in the male-dominated spheres of software development and other technical roles at the firm.

>When the engine came across words like “women’s” on a resume, or if a candidate graduated from an all-women’s college, it unfairly penalized female candidates from selection, the sources said.

https://www.rt.com/usa/440893-amazon-sexist-ai-recruitment-tool/

>create AI designed to pick the right people for the job

>AI prefers men over women

>AI is put down because that can't possibly be right

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802.11ax WiFi router

Does anyone care, or nah?

http://archive.is/lwgc4

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/rt-ax88u-fcc-docs-all-posted.48504/

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

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Vulkan is now CoC'd

Another high-profile open source project eats Coraline's CoC.

https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Vulkan-Code-of-Conduct

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E-Mail Applications

Do you use them? Which ones do you use if you do? I never used them up until I got Windows 10, but I need it now to manage them all, but the Windows 10 mail program is a pile of dog shit.

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>distributed internet

>decentralized internet

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

Are you guys excited for Urbit?

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Flatpaks, Snapd, Etc.

What do you think of all these supposed upgrades to package managers? Do you think it's poetteringware trying replace package managers as we know them?

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gentoofags

I don't understand why everybody here always cucks out to gentoo. Why not just make your own system with LFS. One. It takes about the same time to get a basic system going with LFS and gentoo. Two. It is more tailored to you, only requiring you to install what is needed to compile programs, grub, sysvinit, and so on. And three. You don't have a gay package manager like portage, and can use either none, or compile one like lfs-me or another distro's.

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09.29.18 | 12:01 AM

'''Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web'''

With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.

BY KATRINA BROOKER5 MINUTE READ

>Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a crisp autumn day in Boston, where Berners-Lee works out of an office above a boxing gym. After politely offering me a cup of coffee, he leads us into a sparse conference room. At one end of a long table is a battered laptop covered with stickers. Here, on this computer, he is working on a plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the web.

>“The intent is world domination,” Berners-Lee says with a wry smile. The British-born scientist is known for his dry sense of humor. But in this case, he is not joking.

>This week, Berners-Lee will launch, Inrupt, a startup that he has been building, in stealth mode, for the past nine months. Backed by Glasswing Ventures, its mission is to turbocharge a broader movement afoot, among developers around the world, to decentralize the web and take back power from the forces that have profited from centralizing it. In other words, it’s game on for Facebook, Google, Amazon. For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open. But for Berners-Lee, the time for dreaming is over.

>“We have to do it now,” he says, displaying an intensity and urgency that is uncharacteristic for this soft-spoken academic. “It’s a historical moment.” Ever since revelations emerged that Facebook had allowed people’s data to be misused by political operatives, Berners-Lee has felt an imperative to get this digital idyll into the real world. In a post published this weekend, Berners-Lee explains that he is taking a sabbatical from MIT to work full time on Inrupt. The company will be the first major commercial venture built off of Solid, a decentralized web platform he and others at MIT have spent years building.

>A NETSCAPE FOR TODAY’S INTERNET

>If all goes as planned, Inrupt will be to Solid what Netscape once was for many first-time users of the web: an easy way in. And like with Netscape, Berners-Lee hopes Inrupt will be just the first of many companies to emerge from Solid.

>“I have been imagining this for a very long time,” says Berners-Lee. He opens up his laptop and starts tapping at his keyboard. Watching the inventor of the web work at his computer feels like what it might have been like to watch Beethoven compose a symphony: It’s riveting but hard to fully grasp. “We are in the Solid world now,” he says, his eyes lit up with excitement. He pushes the laptop toward me so I too can see.

>On his screen, there is a simple-looking web page with tabs across the top: Tim’s to-do list, his calendar, chats, address book. He built this app–one of the first on Solid–for his personal use. It is simple, spare. In fact, it’s so plain that, at first glance, it’s hard to see its significance. But to Berners-Lee, this is where the revolution begins. The app, using Solid’s decentralized technology, allows Berners-Lee to access all of his data seamlessly–his calendar, his music library, videos, chat, research. It’s like a mashup of Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Spotify, and WhatsApp.

>The difference here is that, on Solid, all the information is under his control. Every bit of data he creates or adds on Solid exists within a Solid pod–which is an acronym for personal online data store. These pods are what give Solid users control over their applications and information on the web. Anyone using the platform will get a Solid identity and Solid pod. This is how people, Berners-Lee says, will take back the power of the web from corporations.

>For example, one idea Berners-Lee is currently working on is a way to create a decentralized version of Alexa, Amazon’s increasingly ubiquitous digital assistant. He calls it Charlie. Unlike with Alexa, on Charlie people would own all their data. That means they could trust Charlie with, for example, health records, children’s school events, or financial records. That is the kind of machine Berners-Lee hopes will spring up all over Solid to flip the power dynamics of the web from corporation to individuals.

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Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open

Interesting timing, eh? Right after the (((CoC))) in the Linux kernel.

>We know Microsoft’s decision to join OIN may be viewed as surprising to some; it is no secret that there has been friction in the past between Microsoft and the open source community over the issue of patents. For others who have followed our evolution, we hope this announcement will be viewed as the next logical step for a company that is listening to customers and developers and is firmly committed to Linux and other open source programs.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-joins-open-invention-network-to-help-protect-linux-and-open-source/

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Golang's future

What are your thoughts on the future adoption of golang? I got the impression that it's poised to replace java, so i researched it a bit. From what I've seen there are very little job openings for it.

I played with it for a few days and while I like it as a language, I feel it doesn't bring much to the table to warrant displacing something like java in the coming decade or two.

Am I correct in this assumption or is there something I missed? Thoughts?

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DHS and GCHQ join Amazon and Apple in denying Bloomberg's Chinese chip hack story

Both US and UK intelligence officials have put out statements over the weekend in support of Amazon, Apple, and Supermicro in regards to recent allegations made by Bloomberg in an article published last week.

On Thursday, Bloomberg reporters claimed that Chinese intelligence had secretly implanted spy chips inside motherboards used for Supermicro servers that eventually made their way inside the IT infrastructure of Apple, Amazon, and 30 other companies, but also inside the networks of US and UK governments.

The report shocked the public and cut Supermicro's stock value in half.

All three major companies named in the piece vehemently denied the Bloomberg report's claims.

Amazon cited "so many inaccuracies [...] that they're hard to count."

Apple suggested Bloomberg's sources "might be wrong or misinformed," and they might be "confusing their story with a previously-reported 2016 incident in which we discovered an infected driver on a single Super Micro server in one of [the Apple] labs."

Supermicro, too, denied the Bloomberg report, with the company saying they have "never been contacted by any government agencies either domestic or foreign regarding the alleged claims."

In its report, Bloomberg cited 17 unnamed sources from the intelligence and private sector.

But in its statement, Apple said that "no one from Apple ever reached out to the FBI about anything like this, and we have never heard from the FBI about an investigation of this kind -- much less tried to restrict it."

Over the past few days, several security researchers and infosec pundits have torn the Bloomberg article to pieces, criticizing everything from the incorrect artwork to the lack of technical details or the reporters' ability to convince sources to go on the record with their real names. Despite all this, Bloomberg stood by its reporting.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/dhs-and-gchq-join-amazon-and-apple-in-denying-bloomberg-chip-hack-story/

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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:

https://gitlab.com/yegortimoshenko/copperhead-takeover/

Twitter threads by the two people from then on:

http://archive.fo/cfWX5

http://archive.fo/uKx1s

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

http://archive.is/xg4UP

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

https://snew.github.io/r/CopperheadOS/comments/8qdnn3/goodbye/

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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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Alternative SmartPhone OSes

With all the talk of changing systems, and seeing the Hell that is on the horizon, I'd like to know about what smartphone operating systems are available. At the moment, I have an Android phone, but I don't see things continuing along any further than they are.

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Evan Czaplicki whines about your open source community bullshit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_4EX4dPppA

Nobody's going to thank you or pay you :(

They're going to give you really dumb unsolicited advice :(

I want my community not have these people in it.

>If rice is free, the implication is that you can take as much as you want. You can get more of 'free rice' than you can get of 'costly rice'

>but labour doesn't work like this. If labour is free, you get less of it

>who is RMS? did he say something about this? must be another dumbass online

He's totally right about this though. That suggestion that took you literally five minutes to think about? That seems blindingly obvious to you? It's probably also obvious to the person you're making the suggestion to. Such suggestions are like jokes about someone's name. If a guy has a funny name, like "crap-licky", he's heard the joke before. Lots of times before. heh.

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

This calls itself "Coraline Ada Ehmke." Professionally, it's a mediocre coder. Personally, it's an insufferable little bitch who doesn't really contribute anything important to any community. Recently, it wrote a Code of Conduct that many popular open-source platforms have adopted.

With that out of the way, let's discuss what happened at the Linux Foundation: Linus adopted that CoC, replacing the old one, and decided to temporally step down from the Linux Foundation for personal reasons.

The new CoC introduces a lot of politically charged words, but it doesn't introduce any new rule. "Be excellent to each other" already implies that you shouldn't mistreat your fellow coworkers or contributors.

As for Linus, he decided to step down for a while. While he's not leading the Linux development right now, the next Linux release is already frozen. No new features will be added or removed, all that's left is bug patching and testing. It also removes the controversial NSA cryptography thingy. Linux development isn't "doomed" or "backdoored" or however you want to say it. Linus will most likely be back shortly and continue development. Maybe he'll stop his tantrums on the mailing lists, maybe he won't. Either way the introspection and the time off will surely be good for his mental and emotional health. A man needs to spend time with his family, after all.

All the insults, all the "well, let's make our own CoC that forbids LGBTQ and women and blacks dindu nigger jew SJW commie leftist" comments don't do you any favors, instead empowers other people (the ones you're supposedly against) by making them look like the victims. Their arguments are already worded and loaded in such a way that disagreeing with them will make you look like the bad guys. So please don't fall into their trap. Make your own projects following meritocracy and, of course, always call them out when they step out of their line and try to inject their stupid ideals where they don't belong. But do it with respect. They are the ones who're wrong, not you.

Identity politics have no place inside the workplace or a big FOSS project like Linux, GNU or LibreBoot. Let's keep it that way.

Be excellent to each other.

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Web browsers

Can you techies suggest a web browser that is pretty good for general web browsing and has ad blocking capabilities? I was using pale moon but it looks like all extentions got dropped. And yes I do use Tor as well.

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OPEN SOURCE FURNITURE

Alright anons, redpill me on CNC furniture. Turns out the local college lets you commission products for free if you're a student, and that's what I am. I wanted to make one of these, but I'm not sure if I want my house to look like a wework.

https://www.opendesk.cc

Anyone got any recommendations on open-source furniture?

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KDE Neon Based & Redpilled Shadilay

*crack, siiiip*

*aahhh*

"Where are my KDE boys?"

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What tech podcast would you recommend, /tech/?

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Is Telegram a good chat platform privacy wise?

I want to keep in touch with people, but I would like an alternative easy to use, and I think this one could be.

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REEcaptcha

Google's captcha is becoming nearly unavoidable now (even without the universal Cloudflare). There are many reasons to dislike it, mine being that it is a deanonymisation tool and that it is unpaid support for Google research.

I'm considering buying those $1 per 1000 human-powered captcha APIs to provide anonymous captcha solves for me. Doesn't solve the second problem though.

Has anyone here been able to convince a site owner to use or allow a regular captcha (or even no captcha)?

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⌘-F no webm thread

WEBM THREAD

Post your /tech/ related webms.

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Sneaker OS - Hypothetical non-networked operating system

If you were to create an operating system that never connects to the world wide web, which software applications would you have on it? I would make sure it came with Kiwix so the user would have access to encyclopedic knowledge through Wikipedia. I would also have some basic note-taking software and personal wiki software in order to manage one's own day to day archival and knowledge management work. What programming languages would you emphasize it use so that a user could reasonably develop their own software to suit assorted needs? Java might be versatile enough, but I simply do not know if I could write everything I needed myself. What do you think?

If anything, you can find this thread as a thought experiment. How would you exist without internet access? Or imagine if you lived in a post-apocalyptic world where internet infrastructure as we know it ceased to operate.

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Valve is forking WIne

Could be good news for Wine development though.

http://archive.is/LfkzH

https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

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This is FVWM's Favicon

Say something nice about it

http://www.fvwm.org/

^_^

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OpenBSD or DragonflyBSD

> linuxfag

> CoCk appears

So this and this and Linux is slowly getting fucked, now i want to switch.

I want to choose between OpenBSD or DragonflyBSD, i thought go with OpenBSD because looks good and you guys were talking nice stuff about it, but i also thought about DragonflyBSD because it looks cool and i was thinking about it for a while...

I just want to change the kernel of my desktop, so i have no problems switching to {Free,Net}BSD or any other, but i want to read your opinions about OpenBSD or DragonflyBSD.

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OH NO NO NO

http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2018/10/intel-me-manufacturing-mode-macbook.html

Intel ME configuration mode keys are in the wild.

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Windows 10 update automatically deleting some users' documents

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/17940902/microsoft-windows-10-october-2018-update-deleting-documents-issues

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/9l128k/warning_1809_upgrade_misplaceddeleted_files_in/

Twenty-four hours ago I was debating switching my main photo editing machine back to Windows 10. "I'll just use it for ACDSee and Affinity Photo, just editing, Windows 10 really isn't that bad," I told myself. I decided to wait, have lunch, and think things through before I did anything. "Nah, I'll give Digikam an honest try for a few weeks to see what I think about it."

Then this morning... boom. Dear Microsoft, thanks for validating my decision to stick with Linux. When I heard about the new 1809 update a few days ago, my first thought was "What did they break this time?" Congrats, you went above and beyond all expectations. You fucktards. You just can't help yourselves. Every major update, you accomplish some sort of truly epic fuckup. You're so predictable.

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>haven't used windows in a while

>go on win 7 box and play with video card

>delete C:/AMD while reinstalling drivers and other usual shit

>10GB and 3900 files

>literally every piece of their software has ads and telemetry and shit, including the driver install, uninstall, and control panel

is this the current state of windows?

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>open source project

>official (((Discord))) server

Why do devs do this?

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Japanese webdesign

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

For example just look at this website.

http://www.shinjuku-chuo.com/

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

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Linux distributions

How can Ubuntu be so shit?

It comes with Gnome that rapes all your ram, and is a pain in the ass to get rid of gnome and all the trash he leaves behind.

The Ubuntu flavors are broke, i can't make Lubuntu boot from live cd or install it.

I don't know, maybe im demanding too much, but will never get used to Ubuntu and his flavors, so i don't know if i keep using Arch(That im having truble with some "broken" packages from the repository) or i move to Linux Mint(XFCE).

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What's wrong with open source developers?

How is it possible for an open source developer to require this much fucking money to live? In general how is it supposedly so difficult to develop this piece of software?

For instance, if someone was working on the text tool full time, you should be able make something better than Gimp's text tool within a month. Instead we've been stuck with a barely usable turd for over half a year now. A text tool is not even that complicated if you already have methods for rendering characters and handling text input.

I often look at open source software and it's fucking mindblowing how bad the design of some programs is. For example I used some font manager, and it froze for like 5 minutes upon startup as it was loading font files. All it needs to do is read the fucking filenames in a folder and show them, then when you click something it reads the file and renders text. It should open and be responsive in a fucking instant.

Even when the objective is incredibly simple, it seems most developers take 5000 mile detours to accomplish them. Like how Krita added some XML thing to handle text even though it should be just an array of characters with tags that change the font properties. It would be EASIER to do it without that XML shit, but it's as if they don't know how to write programs so the only thing they could think of was using some shitty library. Or is the problem that everyone programs like >>968031 and it makes it impossible to do things properly or even see that there's a simple answer to your problem?

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Best Bootloader?

With all the discussion about getting away from Linux, what bootloader do all of you recommend to write a kernel with? Apparently grub is pozzed, but I have no idea which of the alternatives are any good. I will be doing my own research, but do want the insight of /tech/ on what has problems with CoCs or other potential fuckery.

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Universal Driver Descripting Format

Like everything I post related to Technology, nobody will listen to me, so this time probably won't be any different.

What is the biggest Problem for different Kernel/ Operating Systems to gain traction?

Easy, it's drivers.

Linux is popular because it supports more hardware than anything else free software has to offer. But where is the problem if it's source code is open and avaible?

You have to understand the inner workings of linux, it's interfaces and that's not something many do. Even if they learn it, with all the time invested they'll probably just stick with it and stop bothering about anything else.

I have no idea how feasable this is, but how about creating a "Universal Driver Descripting Format" something that describes hardware, interfaces and quirks in a fashion so this file can be used to generate a driver/module for any kernel no matter whenever it's written in C or GayLang2.

What is Device Tree? On the surface it somewhat seems like to fit the bill, but I'm pretty fed up with it. I had an out-of-tree source of an ARM based tablet, I can no longer use because board-files got replaced by DT. It was said to merge ARM stuff and keep it simply but that wasn't the case at all. You again have to have a DT file for each Board and.... forget it....

What I wanted to say, one such a Universal Driver Descripting Format has been designed, Linux drivers could be translated to it. Maybe by programmed extracting tool (I'm sure someone could come up with one) or something.

Discuss

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Based Browser Introduces Tor Tabs

>The feature, first reported by CNET a year ago and officially called private tabs with Tor, is built into Brave 0.23. The official Brave 1.0 is due to ship this year, but 2.8 million people already use the browser monthly, Eich said. To use the new feature, you can either select "New Private Tab with Tor" from the file menu or flip on the Tor switch once you've opened a new private tab. Using Tor on one tab doesn't affect other ordinary or private tabs.

>"Studies show that users expect private tabs prevent things like ISPs tracking them or other people on Wi-Fi tracking them," but in fact ordinary private tabs don't, Zhu said. "Tor private tabs bring private tabs much closer to what the user expects private tabs to do."

<Mozilla says it's too early to know when the project will bear fruit. But Brave's Tor support is here now -- although in a testing stage to try to find problems and patch known privacy leaks compared to Tor's better-tested browser.

Laughing at Firecucks right now.

Sauce: https://www.cnet.com/news/brave-advances-browser-privacy-with-tor-powered-tabs/?utm_source=reddit.com

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Why is everyone asking me to install gentoo?

Whats wrong with Ubuntu? I have been using ubuntu for the past many years now and it has not failed me, even once!

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AmigaOS

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

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deep web

What is the next level now that the deep web is compromised?

Deeper web? Deepest web? Gentoo web, a web you can only access with a gentoo machine?

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Do you like your job?

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Why did they delete the faceapp?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q-Lh2FubYw

Does anyone have it saved somewhere? Where can you get the old version? Did someone upload it to the web and made a website for it?

Also, can anyone else see a white person in a mixed person sometimes? It's really weird and makes me feel bad for them.

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Rule-swarm attacks can outdo deep reasoning

http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8153

>It not news to readers of this blog that I like to find common tactics and traps in programming that don’t have names and name them. I don’t only do this because it’s fun. When you have named a thing you give your brain permission to reason about it as a conceptual unit. Bad jargon obfuscates, map hiding territory; good jargon reveals, aiding reflection on and and improvement of your practice.

>In my last post I coined “shtoopid problem”. It went viral; every programmer has hit this, and it’s useful to have the term because you can attach to it recognition rules and tactics for escaping such traps. (And not only in programming; consider kafkatrapping).

>Today’s invention is the term “rule-swarm attack”. It’s derived from the military term “swarm attack” and opposed to “deep reasoning”, “structural analysis” and “generative rules”. I’ll explain it and provide some case studies.

>A rule-swarm attack is what you can sometimes do when you have some messy data-reduction or data-translation problem and deep reasoning can’t be applied effectively – either you don’t have a theory or the theory is too expensive to apply in the place you are working. So instead you look for patterns – cliches – in the data and apply a whole bunch of little, individually stupid rules that transform it towards what you want. You win when the result is observably good enough.

>It’s curious that this strategy never had a general name before, because it’s actually pretty common. Peephole optimizers in compilers. Statistical language translation as Google does it. In AI it’s called “production systems” – they’re widely used for tasks like automated medical diagnoses. It’s not principle-based – rule-swarms know nothing about meaning in any introspective sense, they’re just collections of if-this-then-do-thats applied recursively until you have reached a state where no rules can fire.

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CORNELL RESEARCHERS MAKE STUNNING NEURAL INTERFACE PROGRESS

They Say The Results Suggest The Ability To Create A ‘Social Network’ Of Connected Brains To Solve Problems In The Future.

https://www.trunews.com/stream/cornell-researchers-make-stunning-neural-interface-progress

According to an announcement from Cornell University, a team of researchers there have made a stunning development in the field of neural interface: a “multi-person brain-to-brain” link involving a game of Tetris. Five years ago, The University of Washington cracked the neural interface barrier by creating a means for one person’s brain to send thoughts and commands directly to another, essentially letting one control the other. This latest development at Cornell, however, has taken that breakthrough to an entirely new level. Last week, the researchers unveiled BrainNet, which is meant to serve as a means for brain-to-brain “collaborative problem solving.” It works by recording the brain signals to deliver information from one person to another “noninvasively”:

“The interface allows three human subjects to collaborate and solve a task using direct brain-to-brain communication. Two of the three subjects are "Senders" whose brain signals are decoded using real-time EEG data analysis to extract decisions about whether to rotate a block in a Tetris-like game before it is dropped to fill a line. The Senders' decisions are transmitted via the Internet to the brain of a third subject, the "Receiver," who cannot see the game screen. The decisions are delivered to the Receiver's brain via magnetic stimulation of the occipital cortex. The Receiver integrates the information received and makes a decision using an EEG interface about either turning the block or keeping it in the same position … “Furthermore, by varying the information reliability of the Senders by artificially injecting noise into one Sender's signal, we found that Receivers are able to learn which Sender is more reliable based solely on the information transmitted to their brains.” According to the announcement, five trios used BrainNet to perform the Tetris task with an average accuracy of more than 80 percent. The researchers said their results “raise the possibility of future brain-to-brain interfaces that enable cooperative problem solving by humans using a ‘social network’ of connected brains.”

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Haiku OS

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

Any anons have experience with it?

Should I prepare to make the jump?

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Oh god he was right about the Presidential Alert, but wrong about the date. My phone wants to update carrier settings. I'm powering this fucker down and selling it.

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Uncucked source code hosting

All right, I've had enough. Linux cucking on CoC, the others are sure to follow, and even some of the git hosts have CoCs in their ToC.

Where do I find a git host that explicitly bans women, SJWs, and homosexuals? I want absolutely no SJW nonsense, and large swathes of the Californian, Swedish, and Canadian IP ranges banned. They contribute nothing good to the world anyway.

Has anyone made this yet? If so, why not?

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ITT: /TECH/ WRITES A NON-COC'D KERNEL BETTER THAN LINUX

/* This code is in the public domain. */
/* Everybody can contribute regardless of how much of an asshole they are. */
/* Please keep your lines at a maximum of 78 characters such that DOS */
/* people can still edit the code without getting too angry. */
/* Language used is ANSI C. Be sure to do bounds checking and never trust */
/* any input from the user, and do check for NULL occasionally. */

#include "kernel.h"

void kmain()
{
kprintf("Welcome to 8kernel!\n");

OK guys it's up to you now. Torvalds didn't write everything himself either, you know.

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Travelers entering New Zealand who refuse to disclose passwords for their digital devices during for

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/world/asia/new-zealand-passwords-devices.html

thttps://archive.fo/VeAwk

Some of you guys are alright, don't go to New Zealand tomorrow.

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Why is everything a class?

this is fucking retarded

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>Coworker says another SJW thing

How do you guys lay low, I just wanna write code and I'm scared I'll let an opinion slip or use a non-PC word and get blacklisted from any job. I'm already pretty lucky my workplace didn't do thorough background check.

Also as an aside I really want to setup a company where employees don't have to deal with all this but I'm not sure what clients I could get or what that entails at all. Living in fear of losing my job is horrible, because aside from SJWs my job is great.

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Why I Don't Dual-Boot Linux("Linux is free if you don't value your time")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nGskPedj6s

>Ex-Google TheTechLead takes you and his mechanized dog Sunny on a walk to answer your #1 question. But the answer to Life is not so simple as "Linux." Don't get me wrong -- Linux is my choice for web & database backend servers. But, don't confuse a backend for a frontend -- unless the only thing you care about are backends.

>The funny thing is, as soon as you tell me (and quite proudly, I might add) that you primarily run Linux, I already know a ton about you. I know that you have no artistic ability -- that you're not into full-stack or front-end dev (no photoshop), you're not a photographer (no lightroom), and you're not into video editing (no premiere). I know you're not a software entrepreneur, as you would have needed full-stack development for that. I know you're not into remote collaboration with Google Drive (and Dropbox support is being ended soon). I know you're not an iOS developer (no XCode), or mobile developer at all (which generally requires Photoshop). I know you haven't developed your UX intuition nor product sense. I know that I can't trust you to build out end-to-end features, because you'll be using low-end tools like GIMP and KDenLive rather than professional tooling. Even if you dual-boot, I know you're in pain and will probably lose a bunch of data one day when some hard-drives fail and have no idea what happened. You see that? In your search for "freedom," you have boxed yourself in like a caged rat.

>But don't just let me tell you what I think I know about you, let me know what you think!

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>be freetard

>school teaches C# in Microsoft Visual Studio

>school sets everyone up with a onedrive (((cloud))) which it uses to deliver all documents

>school has compulsory classes on excel etc.

Wat do? VMs are annoying, especially on an old ThinkPad

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biggest tech traitor?

>be linus torvalds

>parents are subversive communists

>daughters are feminist harpies

>decide one day to follow their cause and destroy your legacy because "muh evil white nazis"

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Where do you see the following in the next 10 years?

>Google

>Facebook

>Microsoft

>Apple

>Amazon

>Windows

>OSX

>Linux

>FOSS community

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Why can't Linux be the next Windows?

I'm on the same Windows 7 installation going on 7 years now and it's still just as fast as the day I installed it. I like it, but want to give Linux a shot before Windows goes SaaS because fuck that. However,

>muh gaemz.

Yeah, I'm one of those faggots. Deal with it. Anyway, it got me thinking: With all the devs contributing to Linux, why can't a massive effort be made to make it feel every bit like Windows? As I understand it, Linux is for power users who love to tinker with their system. There's no "it just works" about it. Casuals should steer clear. Why does it have to be that way?

It seems like Linux could have great potential to be everything that Windows is and more. If it gains enough market share, game and application developers will devote more time to it. With enough work, Linux could take a huge bite out of Microsoft.

What's preventing this from happening?

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Win10 Permanent Activation

>not using hwidgen.mk3 to perma arctivate your windows 10

literally wtf is wrong with you?

>https://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/312871-windows-10-digital-license-hwid-generation-without-kms-or-predecessor-installupgrade/

>In Windows 10 all systems no matter how they were activated (be it via Upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 or by using a bought Retail or an embedded BIOS aka MSDM license) will be converted to a Digital License which is based on the Hard Ware ID (HWID) of the respective machine. This License is stored at MS Servers and will activate this machine every time it's freshly installed. Only hardware changes will cause the License being invalidated. By binding it to a Microsoft Account (MSA) you will be able to transfer it in latter case.

>The process only needs to be performed once per machine. In later installs just skip any key prompts (choose 'I have no product key' during setup) and at first online contact the MS Server will regocnize the HWID and grant activation automatically.

>NOTE: When a Volume License version is installed from VLSC or MVS Business ISO, the default Retail/OEM key needs to be inserted to regain acticvation. It's actually quite simple and doesn't mess with any system files and leaked (*errrm stolen) keys.

>The ticket creation has been appropriately refined for each MS SKU edition so that the Manual Method below is fully applicable to all of them. The Automated Method has been included as well for an easiest activation and works with all MS SKU editions and was specifically devised for the following ones:

>Supported Windows 10 editions (SKUs):

>Core (Home) (N)

>CoreSingleLanguage (N)

>Professional (N)

>ProfessionalEducation (N)

>ProfessionalWorkstation (N)

>Education (N)

>Enterprise (N)

>EnterpriseS (N)

>https://web.archive.org/web/20180814172734/https://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/312871-windows-10-digital-license-hwid-generation-without-kms-or-predecessor-installupgrade/

>https://archive.is/eJQXr

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LARPFEST 2018

What is /tech/'s ideal operating system? We know it will use the superior sel4 microkernel. What else will it have? What filesystem? What shells? Will it be POSIX compliant, or will it be entirely different? What shell(s) will it have? Let's relax and LARP a little.

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The Contribution Manual

Free software is unwelcoming to developers. No, I am not talking about muh diversity, and in fact CoC completely ignore this issue. Free software is unwelcoming in the sense that most projects don't seem to want your contributions, and it shows: in most projects, most commits are done by a small set of people, while casual contributors usually only implement very quick patches, if anything at all. This issue isn't fixed by a CoC because it has nothing to do at all with the issue at hand; contributing just sucks, from a technical standpoint.

Put yourself in the situation where you are not a NEET. You have a job, maybe even a family, and when you get home after a hard day of work, you wanna relax doing something different, even if it's still programming. You boot up your libre tools of choice in the little free time you have, and find out they lack a feature you would like. "I know", you say, "I will patch it in myself".

So you hunt down the program's repo, maybe in a friendly git repo, maybe in some VCS you don't know to use, maybe in a contribution-hostile format (think the way NoScript is developed: your source is some zipped JS files, with no repo to send your patches to) and find out it is written in C++, and you only know C and assembly like a good /tech/nician. Alas, you understand some of the things at play, but they decided to extensively use C++ features which is actually a valid approach. It also uses some libraries you are not familiar with. Surely enough, you can work it. You read the HACKING.txt file and find out all it talks about is code style, so it is of no use to orient yourself. However, you start going down folders, and folders and folders, filled with C++ files and header files which call other header files which call other header files, and all you recognize is the main.cpp, so, due to the creative naming schemes the dev team came with, you decide it may be your only starting pointm so you work down through it. You start jumping from file to file, reading through thousands of lines of code that may or may not be documented, that may be gracefully written or not, but above all, are not your code, and therefore harder to cut through. After several hours, you manage to hunt down the specific file that contains the behaviour you want to modify, and find out it depends on another function on another file imported on who knows which of the ten header files, which import five header files each, is defined in. You eventually manage to find the function and modify it successfully, only to find out, the hard way, that function is used elsewhere, and that you need to adapt the rest of the code to suit this.

After maybe several days fighting your way through someone else's code, you manage to implement your pretty cool feature. Proud of yourself, you submit it to the developer so he can patch it in and other users can enjoy your contribution, but you are only met with a cold "I am not sure this feature fits within our view of the project", and you know your pull request will continue forever open due to the dev being too much of a coward to tell you you wasted your time. Congrats, now you have a fork; add it to the list of shit you will have to maintain yourself.

Now, you may say the solution is to only ever use C, but there is still a problem: nobody wants to waste their time like that. Some bigger projects may be well documented and thoroughly explained, but almost all projects aren't. If you really want people's code, you should make it easy to contribute. There are some projects with design documents, shit ass UML class charts and whatnot, but they still don't give a clear overview of the stuff you want to modify.

I opened this thread in hopes we can discuss smart ways to really document the code for other programmers. Inline documentation is nice to let people know how that stuff works once you are there, in front of the code, but first we need to lead people there. Maybe some guides written in literate language explaining the architecture of the program, where is each of the features located, etc, or maybe even written in a schematic, but more comprehensible form than the most common and most useless types of UML diagramd which explain little about the way the program works. Maybe enriching automatic documentation software to identify which other pieces of code are called inside a certain function, and which parts of code call said function; in general, ways to trace exact pieces of code. Maybe a file explaining the philosophy, purpose and goals of the project, and what kind of submissions the developers of the main branch want to see.

I dunno, let's just be creative for a while, masturbate our mental cocks in a circlejerk for a while, and then proceed to be the change we want to be in the world by providing tools to help everyone contribute, so we can live in a healthy and robust FOSS ecosystem.

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Book Thread

Let's have a book thread. I haven't seen one in ages. I

m thinking we should make it a regular thread and make a copypasta for it. It should have some info like good books for noobs/pajeets to git gud. I was thinking some of the following.

Books for beginners:

Structure And Interpretation Of Computer Programs (SICP) by Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman

How To Design Programs by by Matthias Felleisen and Robert Bruce Findler

Introduction To Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein

Books on the mindset and philosophy of /tech/:

Free Software, Free Society by Richard Stallman

The Cathedral And The Bazaar by Eric S Raymond

Feel free to make more suggestions, this is just what I could come up with off the top of my head.

Have you read any good /tech/ books lately?

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Fucking Cloudflare is now a fucking Registar. Fuck.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-registrar/

"I love my domain registrar.” Has anyone ever said this? From before Cloudflare even launched in September 2010, our early beta customers were literally begging us: "Will you please launch a registrar too?!" Today we're doing just that, launching the first registrar we hope you’ll be able to say you love. It's built around three principles: trust, security, and always-fair pricing. And it’s available to all Cloudflare customers.

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If not PHP, then what?

People always gave Jewsh shit for trying to program infinity never in PHP. If not PHP, then what?

inb4 c/c++

inb4 rust

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how can I use youtube-dl to download YouTube videos with the best audio and video available without having to merge separate audio and video files into a single file? I am a brainlet and that shit is just too much for me to handle. I want a single command line that does everything I want.

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This man is a true genius and the most valuable Google engineer. He's like a God at Google and not even the CEO would go against him. He literally made Google what it is today and wrote/worked-on all of their most important software stacks. He's worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Now, notice something interesting:

He doesn't have two, three or four monitors and he doesn't have some gigantic TV screen that kills your focus and distracts him from everything important.

He's not distracted by having a phone out on his desk, because he doesn't use such technology as a lifeline like consumerist millennial do who'd literally die without their phone.

He doesn't have some bullshit meme mech keyboard with some special switches that were forged by elves in Japan from katana-grade steel and lights that emit perfect sRGB colors.

He doesn't have some tricked out text editor with million different features and colors.

He doesn't run some super-autistic Linux distro like Arch that demands you babysit it all the time.

He doesn't have some DE with customized CSS US that you usually see in tons of threads on here.

He didn't even change the default theme, colors or the default background.

He can afford all that shit, yet he doesn't waste his time on it. Instead, he writes 100x more lines of code than you and is 1,000,000x more accomplished than you'll ever be. And he's infinitely smarter than you'll ever be.

So quit falling for fucking memes and quit craving all the latest bullshit that gets posted on here in these cancerous consumerist "generals" threads. Mark my words, and this is coming from a professional: there's nothing more pathetic than consumers who think having multi-monitor setups makes them productive.

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Security for Beginners

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

Links to trustworthy guides and VPNs welcome and appreciated

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Verizon Blocking VPN Traffic

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

t. poor tex fag

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Brainwashing

How do you feel about the fact that this key, which was previously known as the super key, has been taken over with Microsoft Windows (tm) branding on almost all keyboards out there on the market?

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Firefox 52 ESR is dead

Is this the end of the road for XP?

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ReactOS BTFS Boot

ReactOS will soon let you install on a BTFS filesystem instead of a FAT32. Neither the Linux kernel nor ReactOS have a definitive NTFS driver.

BTFS would actually be a lot better than having NTFS on ReactOS. No longer would you need to defrag your Windows(ReactOS) install. Everyday, ReactOS surpasses MS-Windows more-and-more.

https://reactos.org/blogs/gsoc-2018-booting-btrfs-works

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Can anyone give me carrer advice

Hello everyone I just graduated from college two months ago. I have two degree a bachelor in math and a master in math with a specialty in algorithms and stuff. Yet I cannot find a job anywhere I even got turned down at retail stores. I do not know what to do my parent are pushing me to find a job but I cannot. I do not really have a tech portfolio I am not sure what to do maybe apply to the military or something.

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The Livermorium Keyboard has been canceled

Fuck my life, looks like i'll be stuck with my N900 for 10 more years. Apparently they are considering making their own keyboard phone however.

Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z#/updates/all

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This board will cry and bitch about anything but how many of you entitled faggots have actually contributed to improving the state of tech?

List your deeds. Anything more productive than shitposting counts.

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Remote Neural Monitoring

https://www.omnisense.org/2016/10/remote-neural-monitoring-nsa-thought-surveillance-cia-black-project-science.html?m=1

Not even your passwords are safe.

Remote Neural Monitoring Bypasses Encryption

Remote Neural Monitoring Gives Direct Access to Passwords

Remote Neural Monitoring Revolutionized Surveillance

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So, I got good enough grades to go to a decent university, but I fucked up bigly and ended up going to a university that is pretty much pic related.

In the first year we didn't learn anything apart from a small bit of basic maths (matrix multiplication, vectors, etc) and fucking JAVASCRIPT.

Second year we learned a little bit of shaders, and C++ (we were required to use a bloated as fuck framework though).

Now I'm in my final year with no real understanding of computer architecture or algorithms other than the stuff I've taught myself.

How fucked am I? I am willing to self learn, I spent all summer reading books on C, algorithms and data structs so at least I might be employable at some point.

Could anyone provide any advice on how to turn this around? (other than become a school shooter obviously)

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MSDOS open source

>ms releases dos source

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

https://github.com/Microsoft/MS-DOS/pull/1

https://github.com/kfarwell

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Iridium, Amazon Unveil Plans for Satellite IoT System

Jeff Bezos Eyeing A Space-Based Internet Of Things Wholly Owned By Amazon In The Future

https://www.trunews.com/stream/iridium-amazon-unveil-plans-for-satellite-iot-system

Satellite communications network Iridium has unveiled a plan in collaboration with Amazon Web Services to provide an Internet of Things network for companies with access to locations previously inaccessible to the physical Internet. The new service, which will be called CloudConnect, will build on Iridium’s existing IoT network by joining AWS’s Partner Network, providing a new options for its customers. According to a report last week by GeekWire: “More and more Iridium customers are using cloud services as the basis of their IT infrastructure, and wanted a method for delivering cloud-based workloads to Iridium devices, said Tim Last, vice president and general manager of the IoT Line of Business at Iridium. That’s especially true for its small-and-medium size customers, but it extends up into larger equipment companies like Caterpillar that are using Iridium for vehicle maintenance diagnostics around the world.”

Currently, Iridium operates its satellite constellation on its own, but relies on SpaceX for getting them into orbit. A single Falcon 9 rocket is able to put 10 Iridium satellites into orbit. AWS has reportedly begun hiring engineers with satellite experience, ostensibly with this new partnership in mind. And, with CEO Jeff Bezo’s open interest in space through Blue Origin, the likelihood of a space-based IoT wholly owned by Amazon cannot be out of the question.

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To those trying to search for Linux alternatives (MUST READ FOR DELUSIONAL CUCKS)

THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE

Coc and systemd happened with linux because linux became really big, the moment your alternative become to be really used, some systemd, COC or whaterver will appear at your os.

There is no way to escape this. If you think you can escape this mess, you dont know how the world works.

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Antix-17 Distro

I started installing the Antix-17 Distro of Linux, and it's name, "Heather Heyer."

Is this some sort of joke?

I think its funny

I'm installing it just for the LULZ now

https://antixlinux.com/antix-17-1-released/

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CloverOS containment thread

https://gitgud.io/cloveros/cloveros/blob/master/livecd_build.sh

gentoo stage3 + gentoo-hardened + libressl + X and fvwm + ~/.bash_profile + /etc/portage/make.conf +

CFLAGS="-Ofast -mmmx -mssse3 -pipe -funroll-loops -flto=8 -floop-block -floop-interchange -floop-strip-mine -ftree-loop-distribution"

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The absolute state of the web

=Daily reminder that you can no longer use the web without an approved browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome=

>Please upgrade to a supported browser to get a reCAPTCHA challenge.

>Alternatively if you think you are getting this page in error, please check your internet connection and reload.

>Why is this happening to me?

[tor users can't post images.jpg]

modfag stop fucking deleting threads. your definition of a good thread is shit and arbitrary

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M-dicks

Anyone have an opinion on M-Disc? It has been out for a few year now and I can't find anyone saying they have had issues with it yet. I have piles of PDFs, scanned books, and software I want to keep forever. At the same time I dont want to be constantly spending money keeping everything spun up on a RAID.

Is M-disc just a meme? Do I need to just get serious and step up to LTO tape?

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How much does cooling matter?

I'm building a new rig, and since CPU speed matters to me but I'm sick of Intel, I'm going with Ryzen. Now, in the past it seems overclocking was more relevant, but these Ryzen chips don't seem like they overclock much. Is it even worth it to get a beefy cooler, or even, a custom loop?

Seemingly, the best cooling possible would be a custom loop with a large radiator and good thermal paste or even liquid metal. But for what gain? Can you actually get, say, a Ryzen 2700X to be even 20% faster on single-thread performance? Because just the cooling would be the difference between the 2700X and a threadripper, or more RAM (Infinity Fabric makes RAM influence CPU speed).

Seemingly the cheaper route would be something like a Hyper 212 Evo, which is on par with shitty AIOs, or something beefy like a Dark Rock Pro 4, which is on par with the expensive AIOs. It doesn't seem as AIOs are better than the good air coolers.

But is third-party cooling even worth it on AMD, seeing as they make better stock coolers than usual now?

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Sweet Caroline

g00n

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Making a "less-bad" CoC

In some threads I've heard

>If you don't like the new Linux CoC, write your own and send a patch

At this point, I think we are stuck with having some code of conduct. Can we come up with a code of conduct that much more reasonable than the Contributor Covenant, but enough that Linux leadership would accept it?

We're not getting out of having a CoC, but maybe we can replace the current one with something less awful.

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Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

https://archive.fo/szJ29

>Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers, but admits he may have to "fake it until I make it".

>Mr Torvalds stepped back from his role heading the organisation, following accusations of bullying and rudeness. He admitted to bad behaviour but added that the Linux community also has to look at the way it conducts itself. He told the BBC it had become "a morass of nastiness".

>Mr Torvalds developed the first version of the Linux operating system while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1991. He has always had a reputation as someone who provides blunt feedback to engineers, with expletive-laden emails, once describing an Intel fix as "complete and utter garbage".

>In a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk in 2016, he spoke openly about how even as a child he was not a "people person".

>The Linux kernel - the code that lets software and hardware work together - has since been through many revisions and now powers many of the world's web servers, including those of Google, PayPal, Amazon and eBay. It is also behind the two billion mobile phones using Android. Mr Torvalds oversees every line of code added to the kernel, but in recent years the male-dominated community has become increasingly divided.

>Rows about sexism and rudeness led to the creation of a Code of Conflict (CoC) in 2015 which was short - simply recommending people "be excellent to each other". That has now been replaced by a more detailed Code of Conduct - which retains the acronym, but attempts to be more inclusive and eliminate insulting and derogatory comments and behaviour.

>In an exclusive email to the BBC, Mr Torvalds shared his thoughts on his decision to temporarily step aside, the controversy behind the CoC, and the defects of the community he set up.

>"So I've obviously long been on record as wanting to deal with the technical side, and not really wanting to get involved in most other discussions.

>"Because technology is what I have always found interesting. People? Not my forte. Never has been, clearly. If you watched that TED talk, you'll know I wasn't a people person even as a child.

>"And if you have read any of the recent stories, you will now know at least one other reason why I've wanted to stay away from that whole discussion. Because it's not just my lack of people skills. It's the discussions themselves.

>"The advantage of concentrating on technology is that you can have some mostly objective measures, and some basis for agreement, and you can have a very nice and healthy community around it all. I really am motivated by the technology, but the community around Linux has been a big positive too.

>"But there are very tangible and immediate common goals in any technical project like Linux, and while there is occasionally disagreement about how to solve some particular issue, there is a very real cohesive force in that common goal of improving the project.

>"And even when there are disagreements, people in the end often have fairly clear and objective measures of what is better. Code that is faster, simpler, or handles more cases naturally is just objectively 'better', without people really having to argue too much about it.

>"In contrast, the arguments about behaviour never seem to end up having a common goal. Except, in some sense, the argument itself.

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Why are these things considered harmful?

>D-Bus

>NetworkManager

>pulseaudio

>GNOME & anything related

>GTK+3

>wayland

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Elon Musk Settles SEC Fraud Charges

[https://archive.fo/zJHxt] https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2018-226

>Elon Musk Settles SEC Fraud Charges; Tesla Charged With and Resolves Securities Law Charge

>Settlement Requires Musk to Step Down as Tesla’s Chairman; Tesla to Appoint Additional Independent Directors; Tesla and Musk Agree to Pay $40 million in Penalties

Company takeover in progress.

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PNG compression worse and slower than LZMA or zstd

I just wondered if general purpose compression had advanced enough to beat PNG and was pretty surprised. Why are we using this piece of shit, again?

Little experiment on one pngcrushed file done in tmpfs with an AMD FX8350:


> convert wallpaper.png wallpaper.ppm
> time gzip -9k wallpaper.ppm
gzip -9k wallpaper.ppm 0.19s user 0.00s system 99% cpu 0.191 total
> time bzip2 -9k wallpaper.ppm
bzip2 -9k wallpaper.ppm 3.34s user 0.01s system 99% cpu 3.347 total
> time xz -9k wallpaper.ppm
xz -9k wallpaper.ppm 0.87s user 0.07s system 99% cpu 0.935 total
> time zstd -q -19 wallpaper.ppm
zstd -q -19 wallpaper.ppm 0.38s user 0.03s system 100% cpu 0.412 total
> du -h wallpaper.*
588K wallpaper.png
11M wallpaper.ppm
436K wallpaper.ppm.bz2
632K wallpaper.ppm.gz
496K wallpaper.ppm.xz
540K wallpaper.ppm.zst

You could think that the external compression makes it slower to decompress, but this isn't even the case (and this doesn't count the overhead of the subshell and very high level solution):

[/code]

> time convert wallpaper.png - >/dev/null

convert wallpaper.png - > /dev/null 0.34s user 0.03s system 99% cpu 0.373 total

> time (unxz -ck wallpaper.ppm.xz | convert - - >/dev/null)

( unxz -ck wallpaper.ppm.xz | convert - - > /dev/null; ) 0.11s user 0.06s system 113% cpu 0.148 total

> time (unzstd -qck wallpaper.ppm.zst | convert - - >/dev/null)

( unzstd -qck wallpaper.ppm.zst | convert - - > /dev/null; ) 0.08s user 0.04s system 108% cpu 0.108 total

> time (bunzip2 -ck wallpaper.ppm.bz2 | convert - - >/dev/null)

( bunzip2 -ck wallpaper.ppm.bz2 | convert - - > /dev/null; ) 0.28s user 0.05s system 108% cpu 0.305 total

> time (gunzip -ck wallpaper.ppm.gz | convert - - >/dev/null)

( gunzip -ck wallpaper.ppm.gz | convert - - > /dev/null; ) 0.10s user 0.04s system 110% cpu 0.128 total

[/code]

I tried to verify if the same could be said of flac, but this is obviously not the case.

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What features would you remove from C++?

What would you add?

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What is stopping manhacks from being a reality?

What obstacles are standing in the way of a psychopath making unregistered diy solar powered assassin drones by the dozen, loading them with human and facial recognition software from github, giving them a target, and setting them loose upon the world to smite their enemies?

It seems like it should have already happened by now.

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Ricing

Ricing perfectly describes the hacker mentality of "wanting to change things to make them work better". So how come so many people are against it?

>inb4 "i have been programming for 50 years in visual studio default and it just werks XD"

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GNU will NEVER have a code of conduct

I asked stallman if he would make public the secret GNU CoC discussion and what he thought about CoCs. He ignored the bit about the private discussions but replied saying GNU would never have anything like that.