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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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I've been moving more and more of my browsing over to Tor. The New York Times has a .onion, so I can get (admittedly neoliberal) news. Hacker News works very well. 8chan obviously has a .onion. Deepdotweb has some good articles and a .onion

But it's a bit of a pain in the ass. For example, if you don't enable JS most sites run poorly, including this one and Reddit. But JS can dox you:


Even when I enable JS here, the top left of the page with links to the FAQ etc look weird

I'd post a screenshot but /cyber/ has an anti tor bias AND required an image for top post :(

Anyways, I thought that it would be pretty schway to have a thread solely dedicated to general Tor use. It's good to use Tor for things other than doing illegal things. For example, there was a case where Harvard found the only user accessing Tor at the time a bomb threat went out:


More people using Tor is good, it helps you hide in the crowd.

And there's something to be said for privacy. Why does there need to be a list of all the websites I visit, all the news I read, all the shitposts I drop?

I thought this could be a thread to discuss anonymity, and the barriers we run into in our quest for it.

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Blazechan Thread #3

last thread died.

Blazechan is the blazing fast imageboard software, written in Python. It aims to reach the feature parity of the current imageboards while maintaining a clean codebase and speed. It's currently in beta.

Testing/development instance: https://dev.nextchan.org/

Production instance: https://nextchan.org/

Current version: Beta 0.10.0

Currently (04/11/2017) working on:

- Extension system (75% done)

- Captcha

- Flood detection

- Roles section of panel

Please post feature suggestions and bug reports here.

I can be reached at admin@nextchan.org or #nextchan on Rizon.

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According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change(UN-IPCC) the Earth may not heat up by more than 2° C on average.

Stefan Rahmstorf(Ocean scientist) says that all human CO2 emission have to be reduced to 0% by 2060 to stay under 2° C.

This means we may not burn more than 1 drop of oil, gas, or other carbon fuels.

Without fuel cars, tractors, boats, and airplanes no longer work.

Without transportation food and drink can no longer be transported on a large scale and more than half of humanity will die from food shortages.

De International Energy Agency(IEA) says that human energy deman will rise by 100% by 2060.

According to the United Nations the global human population will be 10 billion by 2055.

According to the United Nation the Earth can only contain 4 to 6 billion people to give everyone a healthy meal.

The Earth now contains a human population of 7.5 billion.

If all people on Earth live a Western lifestyle with a car, a house, a tv, a smartphone, and so on. We need 3 Earths to mine all resources and extract all the oil, but we only have 1 Earth.

Today there are approx. 750 million cars on Earth. There are not enough minerals on Earth to replace all these fossil fuel cars by electric vehicles. The batteries for electric cars and smartpgones use Cobalt, Lithium, and Graphite.

There are known Cobalt deposits in Afghanistan, Congo, China, and North Korea. The mining of Cobalt is poisonous en pollutes the environment where it is mined. Causing local water to be undrinkable. Because of this plants, animals, and humans die of diseases.

People who work in Cobalt mines have an average lifespan of 30 years.

There are Lithum mines in Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Mining Lithium consumes a lot of water. This causes farms in around the mindes to have less access to water. Which reduces vegetable and fruit production. Groundwater can also become polluted destroying entire crops, which in turn reduces global availablity of some fruits.

Graphite is only mined in China. All other countries in the world have practically banned mining Graphite, because it is so polluting and harmful for health.

The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) of the United States says Graphite mining causes lung diseases including lung cancer and heart attacks.

The acid used for puryfing Graphite poisons local water sources which causes people to become sick or die.

Kevin Anderson (Climate scientist and UN consultant) says we have a 5% chance to stay below 2° C warming.

James Hansen (NASA climate scientist) says that if on average the Earth warms by 2° C it is a catastrophe and the human race can potentially go extinct.

When the Earth warms enough most plants will no longer be able to grow, causing animals and humans to die of hunger/starvation.

Vaclav Smil (Enviromental scientist and European Union consultant) says that we can 100% renewable energies around 2090.

But if the trend as it is now continues the human race will become extinct around 2060.

The CO2 levels in the atmosphere in 1850 was 300 PPM (Pars Per Million).

In 2017 the CO2 levels were 410 PPM.

NASA says that at 450 PPM the climate will become so unstable that glaciers and the polar caps on Earth will melt so fast they can never grow back.

All rivers on Earth en nearly all fresh water comes from glaciers. When glaciers melt practically all rivers of Earth will dry up.

Without rivers plants, animals, and human can no longer live. When the rivers dry up no life on land is possible anymore.

According to NASA we will reach 450 PPM somewhere between 2020 and 2040.

At 500 PPM complex life on the planet will probably not survive. This will be reached around 2060 if we continue burning fossil fuels.

Scientists are already sure that by 2020 there most likely wont be any sea ice in the northern hemisphere.

Because (sea)ice is white it reflects sunlight back into space which cools the planet.

But when the sea ice replaced by the darker ocean more sunlight gets absorbed which causes the Earth to warm up even faster than expected.

Because all the molten ice and warmer temperatures, more water can evaporate. The more water vapor in the atmosphere the more we will experience hurricanes, storms, and typhoons, that are also going to be stronger than normal.

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James Damore files class action lawsuit against Google


This is big news. I can't wait to see what happens.

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The future of online discussion

What's the future of online discussion anons?

<modern failed experiments:


In a attempt to increase post quality, various sites sprung up where via a white list (following, subscribing, etc) or via voting, post were filtered out. This ultimately resulted in a filtering to the least common denominator, and the creation of a singular mass culture.


In order to prevent the socialization of the community into a single mass culture users are made anonymous and with limited moderation. This to some extent succeeded but in the end the shitposters destroyed any discussion worth having on sufficiently large boards, and discussion defaulted to the least common denominator.

>smaller imageboards

In response to increases in low quality discussion and unwillingness to submit to the mass culture imageboards fracture into smaller communities more capable of having quality discussion, these unfortunately rarely gain enough users to have a conversation at all, meaning with rare exception fractures mend themselves.

<previously failed experiments:

>BBS Usenet & Mailing Lists

Killed by advances in technology, and spam.

>forums & irc

In response to poor moderation users fled sometimes consciously sometimes unaware to a environment where they could moderate themselves. This lead to the rise of self moderation. In addition these have some of the issues of socialization as socialmedia, although given to a lesser extent.

<other concerns with existing solutions

>security and with it opensource

>scalability without monetization and with it decentralization

<ultimate goal

quality discussion.

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Why do you guys make fun of Rust?

What is wrong with it?

t. complete newfag

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Thinkpad for intelligence operations

I think the early generation thinkpads are some of the best for "spy" type operations.

I want to know what /tech/ thinks is THE best computer you can have to anonymously get on a network rather than just building from homebrew...

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I recently turned 18 and now I have a little question, do you think we are gonna live in a Cyberpunk society in our lifespan?

To be honest I love the Cyberpunk aesthetic but I don't know if in 25-30 years or so we are gonna live in a place with such aesthetic.

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Terry A. Davis

Born: 12/15/1969

Height: 5'11

Currently disappeared.

He last published a video the 15th of December, and since then we only know that he had a complaint against on December 27th.

These are part of the gathered data:

>He has not been in Nye County Detention since 11/09/17.

>He used to camp in Estrella Park (in Phoenix, Arizona).

>His van has 022-RVL has number plate.

>His e-mail tdavis@templeos.org

>His landline (or his parents') — (702) 254-4223

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Redesign Computing From Ground Up

What would computing look like if we redesigned everything from the hardware up? with no attempt at backwards compatibility? Reinvent computing in 2018

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Hook me up with you favorite firefox replacements.

Palemoon removed adnausiam so I'm not really wanting to use them: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=16504

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Need advice from experts on offensiveness, etc

So I got this funny message when trying to log in into Mozilla bugtracker. (see pic)

Had anyone got banned the same way?

Do you know if by "offensive name" they mean "offensive email" or something else? In the first case, do you ladies and gentlemen think that something like "sausagefactory" could be offensive? I am not 100% fluent in English yet, but I always thought that it's fine, and nobody else ever complained before.

Aside from that, what do you think in practical terms about qutebrowser, is it worth its salt if compared to Firefox? I don't care if DRM doesn't work (I prefer if it doesn't) but I need all the normal browser functionality with good performance.

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Did anyone notice that youtube just started throttling youtube-dl ?

I get speeds under 100kb/s for long videos and descending speeds under 300kb/s for popular channels with short videos even though all downloads start with a speed between 3 and 4 mb/s.

It's unnerving. I have to wait half an hour for a 100 mega audio for a stupid podcast when under normal circumstances it would take less than a minute.

Changing the user agent does nothing. I'm going to test if piping it through tor solves anything.

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GNU/Linux /minimalism/ thread

For suggestions on programs that aren't bloat refer to https://suckless.org/rocks

Acceptable GNU/Linux distributions that aren't bloat



>Debian(NET ISO)


>Void(Hipster but werks)


>Alpine(Pretty damn minimal)


Another protip to keep your system minimal is to keep your package count lower than 999.

Get recommendations to see if your system is bloat or not



>Video/Music player

>Image viewer

>File Manager

>Text Editor


>Web Browser


Protip: If you aren't comfortable with the terminal or aren't proficient with GNU/Linux this thread isn't for you.

A nice quote

"Minimalism = A very good thing"

Too much of something is never good."

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

Tech was right again!

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

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It's over right?

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What does /tech/ think about Web Assembly?

Is it just a faster, lighter alternative to JS, or will it enable the botnet to grow even worse?


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Housing for Ants

The Chinese ant people have found a new way to stuff new living spaces into their overcrowded cities.

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>tfw you use a VM of arch in ubuntu just so you can use arch's terminal

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Purism's PureOS has achieved FSF approval

A new distro has reached the Stallman-approved list.


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Return of the Oryx Edition!

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NeoPG is a modern replacement for GnuPG 2



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Modern PDA

Gemini PDA (CES 2018)



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How do I make math and code exciting to an 8 year old kid so he maybe become a STEM autist?

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Self writing code

Holy shit guys the future has arrived!

Programmers are now obsolete!


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What is you favorite Flatpak? For me is A Hat In Time

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>looking for jobs

>every single offer is asking for years of experience with a certain technology/framework/thing

>just want a junior dev position

why is it so hard to find entry level dev jobs?

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Bet you didn't know they were watching you.

Did You play World of Warcraft in 2008?

chances are the cia was spying you because they likely perceived the video game as a threat to sovereignty.

they had agents set up fake accounts and infiltrated like an intelligence operation. it's likely that their influence in-game affected your play style in some way.

none of this information was released (top-secret) until 2013.


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>still using trainwreck GTK and QT-compiler

>not using the proven, stable, and stylish cocoa APIs

>not using the modern and elegant Objective-C

>maintained by professionals behind CUPS, like Rob Pike, who don't throw temper tantrums like Gnome Devs

>favored toolkit by the FSF

NeXT was kind enough to let Free Software world have this gem long before XDG was a thing, and instead we went with that horrible GTK instead (it used to even be many times worse).

Why aren't we all using GNUSTEP and Objective-C?

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Stop using harmful software

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/hiroshima/ - $chan/g/ refugee tent city.

If you're fleeing 4chan due to the recent hiroshima incident, you've come to the right place.

Come shit up this thread while you lurk, instead of destroying what board culture these people already have established on this site.

That way we eventually fit in on this site, rather than becoming like the the nuisance that /v/ has become on /g/.

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And Another One Bites the Dust

Why does every project need a COC? Why can't fags and dykes stay away? Why do they care about MKVToolnix? I guess this can be a general for the


state of modern (F)OSS and possible non-cucked alternatives.

Does anyone know of an alternative for MKVToolnix? It'll probably go to shit now.

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Why does wget download files faster than a browser?

The difference is not small, either. It is like 10 times faster. I don't even bother using browsers to download files anymore. But I'd like to hear the explanation.

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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts, again.

>tfw the seller of a highly modded X31 does not respond to my inquries anymore

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Let's hate on X thread

Share your X hate here. I'll start:

Clipboard and copy-paste is garbage. If you don't know, copy in X11 is just highlighting the thing you want, and pasting is middle click where you want to paste it

this is completely retarded

>em eb

>chatting on irc with comfy irssi

>"oh, someone posted a link"

>highlight the url

>go to browser

>click url bar to get rid of url


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writing technology

people sometimes talk about fancy pens and mechanical pencils. my sister is an artist, I steal some of her pencils sometimes, like pic related. I've been using it for a while now and I really like how it looks (professional looking, has metal parts on it that look nice) and how the eraser works (long and thin, you just keep pulling it out as it depletes so you dont have to replace it often). I also like how it says japan on it. japan is cool.

what pens/mech pencils do you use?

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comfy end of coinfags thread

Cryptomarket just shrunk by more than a quarter of it's value, and coinfags are literally overwhelming suicide hotlines.

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GOyt - Simple youtube searcher + streamer

I was on a bus and got bored so I wrote this on my >smartphone.



- Basic search, gives you 20 results: /search/

- Stream/download youtube video (gives best mp4 option): /<id>.mp4

No public instance because I don't have a server that'd handle the bandwidth, but someone can give a shot.

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What happened to TAD? Haven't seen him online in a while.

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Suckless GUI framework

Can a GUI framework be suckless? Or is it harmful in general?

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Now that the dust has settled let's discuss Go.

What's your opinion of it?

Will it replace any other languages?

Will it see widespread use?

Are you a gopher yet?

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Tracking using only css



>We can gather some basic information about the user, like the screen resolution (when the browser is maximized) and which browser (or engine) is used. Further we can detect if a user clicks a link or is hovering with the mouse over an element. This can be used to track which (external) links a user visits and using the hover method. It should be even possible to track how the user moved their mouse (using an invisible table of fields in the page background). However, using my method it's only possible to track when a user visits a link the first time or hovers over a field the first time. Maybe it's possible to modify the method so that it is possible to track every click.

>Furthermore, it is possible to detect if a user has installed a specific font. Based on this information it should be possible to detect, which OS an user uses (because different operating systems ship different fonts, e.g. "Calibri" on Windows).

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What should I expect in a phone interview (and if that goes well, an actual interview) for an IT internship? I'm a social retard with no previous job, so I have no idea what to expect. I've only had a few interviews for non-tech jobs before and completely bombed them by choking on even the most basic questions. Job description includes:

>troubleshooting and repairing computers

>creatinging technical documentation

>hardware installation and support

>assisting with level 1 and 2 service desk requests

>getting feedback from customers

>collaborating with internal customers through the "problem-solving process"

It also says I would be under supervision.

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16rCmCmbuWDhPjWTrpQGaU3EPdZF7MTdUk holds 1% of all bitcoins in circulation, but does not use a multi-signature wallet?

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Are your electronic computational devices Energy Star certified, UwU?

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crypto cards, anonymous buying

post the ways for buying stuff from sites like aliexpress, amazon, (((adorama elects.))) without revealing your identity or your card info.

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The botnet evolves

No time for actual good quality threads /tech/ we've got some serious shit over here.

Basic run down: Botnets in bulletin boards and shit evolve.

>A deadman's program has activated and you have been selected as part of the reception avenue because the content is related to video games and you are marked as a media receipt. If you are the owner, you must enter the password into campaign a83298ca before your deadline or else part 2 of 2 will be released.

Above is the message the /v/ fags received (archive @ https://boards.fireden.net/v/last/50/403405459/)

Here is a dump of all the images that appeared on the thread before (((they))) took control


The actual files in question (or part 1) at least are as follows:




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I've created an OS that can execute some assembler commands on command line.

You can also trip with LSD with LSD command :)))

video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdLrTBpQrZo

source code : https://github.com/Pyrmalthakon/Pyralaph

DL link :


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Terry Gay Davis Thread

>made nothing of note or worth

>mentally ill homosexual schizophrenic with potential rape and pedophile tendencies

>he says nigger sometimes so he's funnyXD reddit memes

>some faggots got him out of jail for assault and battery on his frail elderly parents

>he's now putting videos online of himself masturbating in public

>he's breaking the TOS of his web host/registrar and the law

>he's going to prison again

>autists will defend this

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Anyone here run FreeBSD on hardware?

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Password politic

Hie, I'm doing through a new installation of my system, and I wanted to look out password management. I obv. use pass to store my passwords, but the problem is for the actual root/pass passwords. A lot of bullshit is going on the internet, and I don't know what to really do.

I used to pick up sentences from books I like, while adding random uppercase words; but I don't know what to do today.

Is the dice thing still a thing?


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This technology existed since 2012

Micro LED

So, after they burned OLED, AMOLED, QLED, LEDLCD and everything else they got, they're finally revealing the true stuff.

Actually, the true stuff would be Micro LETs, but whatever

The shit is also modular, which makes multiple-monitor faggots go on suicide watch.

And finally, they killed the curved screen faggotry gimmick with this as well.



PS: Why don't they make a LED/LET that can vary its colors by itself instead of still using 3 for RGB? This technology already exists, for fuck's sake.

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macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password

macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password

A bug report submitted on Open Radar this week has revealed a security flaw in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows the App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password.


>Summary: The AppStore Preferences in System Preferences can be unlocked by a local admin with any bogus password.

>Steps to Reproduce:

>1) Log in as a local admin

>2) Open App Store Prefpane from the System Preferences

>3) Lock the padlock if it is already unlocked

>4) Click the lock to unlock it

>5) Enter any bogus password

>Expected Results: The authorization to fail.

>Actual Results: Authorization succeeds and grants access to change the AppStore preferences.

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Visiting this link https://iabem97.github.io/chaiOS/ causes Firefox 57.0.4 to freeze (in other words, it's a DoS vulnerability; apparently Rust is not saving it)

Perhaps other browsers may have a trouble too.

Originally it was presented as a proof of concept which crashes some macOS/iOS applications, including safari.

From what I can see, the page content abuses some Unicode characters known as ZALGO text.

I can't report it officially since I was banned on mozilla bugzilla, so can someone repost it to mozilla's bugzilla so they fix their remains of a browser?

and what other mitigations are possible right now?

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There are people who still don't understand how pozzed social media is.

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Backdoor read/write

Are NSA backdoors read only? Could the govt. put incriminating stuff in my PC remotely if they wanted?

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Tutorials/Courses for a large IT project

Hello /tech/,

I recently got an idea while thinking of the many things I do now at my corp job that would have blown my mind back in my newbie years. I thought "setting up and using a large network would have been a hell of a learning tool".

That's when it hit me: I don't think I've ever seen a how to, tutorial, or course on how to set up IT infrastructure from scratch. Something semi-realistic like "You must now setup a school district in the boonies using nothing but FOSS because you're all poor" or "You've opened your first call center to rake in all that sweet debt money. Here's where you start"

Is there such a thing out there? And if not, how can I get started around making a course like it for the children?

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PulseAudio to be replaced by Pipewire

After all the shit design, shit implementations, and broken audio involved with PulseAudio, they're just gonna be starting over from scratch anyway, and now we're gonna have this new shit called Pipewire

Not even fucking kidding.


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What are your favorite free/open source pieces of software?

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>he fusses all day about software and CPU security

>his hardware isn't TEMPEST NATO SDIP-27 Level A certified

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>Want to learn to program

>Download the "official" compiler+standard libraries package from language maker

>Always takes up 1GB+ in size

>System always feels bloated with shit and lose all interest in programming because it feels like too big a commitment

Show me de whey brudduhs

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Skynet plays chess!


Summary: a neural network AI learns chess in 4 hours then plays 100 games against the best chess engine yet, with results: 28 wins, 72 draws, 0 losses.

Now is the time to get scared. It's like that old joke with the scientists who build a supercomputer to find out if there's a god. When they power it up and ask it "is there a god?" it replies "there is now!"

The things we humans create exceed the limits of Mother Nature. AI's smarter than us, tanks that can survive nuclear blasts, spy satellites that can see sharper than any eagle, and missiles that can fly faster than the speed of sound -- faster than any bird ever could. Think about it. We're accelerating our own extinction. Panic, god damn you!

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DuckDuckGo may be compromised

Some searches (particularly those concerning error codes) in DDG show that they're in a "partnership" with Yandex, a known Russian company.

Just a heads up, DDG may be sending data to Yandex.

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android roms

Are there any actually interesting roms out there except lineage and replicant atm, I mean in a sense that they actually differentiate themselves not just "dude we added some themes, based on lineage" / "based on aosp, what works ? you tell me" TM

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Torpedo problems

Why is Tor support such shit on this site?

>can't post images through onion link

>ergo can't create threads on some boards

>onion link is slow as fuck, even compared 8ch through tor

>media still served through 8ch.net even when browsing onion page

>as tor periodically switches nodes, every time you get a new path there's 50% chance that cloudflare will block you

>even though tor is technically not allowed on 8ch half the time you can browse it anyway

>posting on 8ch from tor still fails but with a blank error message

>sometimes it just asks for captcha over and over again

>sometimes it lets you post even with images

What the fuck? Why is this so shitty? Am I missing something?

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It keeps happening: Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs systems crashing after firmware update.


Will the ride ever end?

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What's your favorite dbs /tech/? Mariadb? PostgreSQL? CouchDB? MongoDB? Do you prefer NOSQL or traditional RDBMS? What sort of texts on db design do you like (the manga guide one?).

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/fucko/ General Thread

"Get on the ground, fucko! Squad, take his computer and all other electronics!"

This edition:



>Computer security

>Home security

>online privacy

>PC and data destruction methods

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


>B-but I dont have anything to hide!


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

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


>LiveUSB/LiveCD Review v1.1


>Web Posting Assessment v.2


>TrueCrypt 7.1a [Last official release]




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


>Fake info Generator


>Pretty Good Privacy [PGP]



>Off the Record messaging [OTR]


>Cell Phone guide for Protesters


>Team 1: #Squad


>Team 2: #squad


>/fucko/ squad irc

#Fucko @ irc.rizon.net

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

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

Previously on /fucko/:

I don't fucking know

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Time to raise the Itanic?


So it occurred to me that now might be a good time to pick up Itanium server hardware on the used market to re-purpose as a personal workstation.



>No ME. These processors were designed for multi-socket systems, so they relied on the system to provide remote management, eg HP iLO. Typically this has its own separate ethernet port which can be left disconnected.


>Totally invulnerable to Meltdown and any future Spectre-class vulnerabilities. The Itanium architecture is based on explicit parallelism via VLIW. It doesn't do speculative execution.


>Gentoo port available





>Horrendous power draw and bloody noisy


Best option looks to be systems about 10 years old. By then it was only HP making them. These systems started around $10K and could run up to $100K+

There are still a few refurb IT outfits asking big money for these, but you can find them cheap enough on ebay. The blade servers are the most ubiquitous and cheapest, although this obviously presents the problem of acquiring an enclosure. Some of the blades sell cheap enough that it might work out to cannibalise them for CPUs and RAM to populate another server.

I've never worked with these systems myself. Does anyone have an insights into whether this is a viable idea? Performance comparisons to current hardware are a bit of an unknown. I believe it depends a lot on the workload, particularly how parallelisable it is.

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There has to be a better way

>post something

>want to add an reaction image

>browser for 2hours until i find what im looking for

We need something that easily allows you to browse your tagged reaction images and then adds the image to your post.

Hydrus is good for tagging but you would have to start it everytime you post and then manually browse to the file afterwards anyways.

Why is there no better way to do this yet?

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The current state of Wine

I've been fairly impressed with how much progress Wine has been making over the past year, so I thought I'd open a thread about recent developments with the compatibility layer.

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Rockbox Development Team: OOP BTFO

From the contribution guide for Rockbox:

>Write normal C code. Keep it simple. Don't redefine the language. No new types (structs are structs, not typedefs). No C++isms or Javaisms. No code in .h files or #defines.


Does anyone have anything they want to say to the Rockbox contributors?

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Intel microcode update

Updated microcode posted by Intel-Aviv, grab it while it's hot


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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts.

>tfw you really want el-sahef's X32p but fuck paying out of the nose for it

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High-Risk US Hosting

I'm starting up my own VPS company in the US with a policy of not giving a shit about complaints, except where required.

I'm looking to gauge interest in such a service. If you're interested in a US based 'semi-bulletproof' hosting solution, please let me know what your needs are.


Yes, (((Google))), but I've disabled login required. Email me at josh@finalsolutions.us if you want to talk without filling out a form. Encryption friendly; public PGP key is 0xcbda5c6b6a4627ac on MIT.

Policies will be that all complaints will be forwarded along to client. I will leave it up to the client to handle DMCA complaints. I will work with high-risk websites like imageboards on issues like malicious users uploading CP, but I have no interest in hosting child pornography or things like 8chan's old pedo boards, so if that's your thing, please look elsewhere and/or commit suicide.

Exist node friendly. Hatespeech friendly. Dox friendly (minus CCN/SSN). Lolicon / bestiality is permissible where I reside, where the servers will be hosted, and where the LLC is incorporated. No fraud, no spam, no system abuse. Obey the law and I will respect your privacy and rights.



(yes that josh)

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What gives each coins their value? Friend posted on his facebook that he made 20m from coins and started posting him spending money like a lunatic so I checked the prices. Bitcoin, which I sold for $5 each are now apparently worth 17k. Even dogecoin which was supposed to be a meme jumped 80 times.

I thought blockchain technology was easily replicable and widely available so bitcoin was a meme? Why are there so many new coins coming out and why are they worth so much?

I just wanted to know before I killed myself. I could have retired from the coins I had.

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Why multi-monitor setup?

Why use more than 1 monitor when workspaces exist?

Some things I can think of:

- passively consuming media video while playing video games

- multi-monitor setup reduces the number of workspaces needed on tiling WM if lots of programs are opened

Anything else?

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Something better

The issue: Modern PC's have become overly complex and undependable. Botnet hardware prohibits users from understanding or controling their hardware. Microcode, buggy BIOS, firmware. Backdoors on a hardware level. Layered on top is the most complex set of software, whether you are running Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, or a BSD. Security holes, endless bugs, and unexpected behavior. A never-ending onslaought of updates, fixes, and "improvements." Proprietary OS's cannot be trusted. The various open source options are an unorganized mess. A large, uncoordinated community of so-called developers relentlessly hacking together haphazard code that is always breaking. The casual, community-driven developement model was novel at the time, but now it's unweildy and dangerous.

Every year software becomes larger and requires more resources. Manufacturers are always coming out with newwer hardware, and the average consumer is elated to scrap their thousand dollar device for a more shoddily manufactured and expensive one. None of these machines are built to last.

Think of all the money and time that is spent developing and manufacturing modern computers. Think of the cost that consumers pay to aquire and maintain these devices. And now consider that these items are treated as disposable. It might be forgivable if modern computers fulfilled their purpose, but instead they are riddled with bugs, defects and poor craftsmanship.

Booting takes an unpredictable amount of time. There are always software updates delaying you. Unwanted reboots that take forever. Overly complex user interfaces with countless dials and toggles for the most useless settings. Software updates routinely introduce regressions and break user-expected behavior. A million things to get in the way of actually using the damn thing.

A solution I would like to see: A simple, bare-bones, future-proof, portable computer. Designed to mainly run in text-mode, but graphics would be possible. Physically robust construction with components designed to last. Extremely low-price.

Low-power, simple CPU. Probably an 8-bit Z80, but maybe something 16-bit. I know very little about CPUs, but the idea would be to have a CPU that is affordable, ubiquitous, and not backdoored or otherwise voulnerable to attack. (Think about microcode infection, firmware exploits, and the recent Ubuntu BIOS corruption debacle.)

Bare-bones BIOS/OS in ROM. Would be able to access and execute code stored on battery-backed RAM, internal flash storage chip, or stored on USB flash. Would include a simple text editor, BASIC, assembler, and small and simple C compiler. Some small utilities for file management, etc. Not likely to have any multitasking.

Standard keyboard. No chiclet shit. Highest quality. Keyboards are how we interact with a computer, and anything subpar is unnacceptable.

Powered by standard AA batteries with optional AC adaptor. Proprietary batteries = planned obsolesence. The simple CPU and components would allow the machine to be powered by 4 AA batteries for many hours of continuous use. Rechargable AA batteries would work.

Non-backlit reflective LCD screen. Backlights are unnecessary. They waste battery and are just another component that will fail.

Instant boot and shutdown. A dependable machine that is simple and easy to use and maintain.

Perfect for writing code. All needed tools built right into the machine. No nonsense to distract you. Store countless text documents in RAM or internal flash. Perfect for archiving and acessing your data.

Would work very well as a word processor. Power on and just start typing.

Does anyone else feel this way? Does anyone else want such a device? Does it exist? Will it ever?

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Have you forgot of Ross?

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/ipfs/ - IPFS thread


0.4.10 - 2017-06-27

>Ipfs 0.4.10 is a patch release that contains several exciting new features, bugfixes and general improvements. Including new commands, easier corruption recovery, and a generally cleaner codebase.


>Add support for specifying the hash function in ipfs add

>Implement ipfs key {rm, rename}

>Implement ipfs shutdown command

>Implement ipfs pin update

>Implement ipfs pin verify

>Implemented experimental p2p commands

0.4.9 - 2017-04-30

>Ipfs 0.4.9 is a maintenance release that contains several useful bugfixes and improvements. Notably, ipfs add has gained the ability to select which CID version will be output.


>Add support for using CidV1 in 'ipfs add'

tl;dr for Beginners

>decentralized P2P network

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

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

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

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

How it Works

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


>Is it safe?

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

>Is it fast?

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

>Is it a meme?

You be the judge.

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

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

Websites of interest


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


Pomf clone that utilizes IPFS. Currently 10MB limit.

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


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

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IPFS-based Imageboard

There's been some talk for a while now about the idea of putting together a properly distributed imageboard, and there have been some efforts made towards that end. However, in my view the current efforts still have a number of weak points that leave them vulnerable to targeted attacks knocking them offline. NNTPchan for instance is cool, but the way it's put together DDoSing a (relatively) small number of nodes is still sufficient to take the federation down.

For the past year now I have been slowly working on an IPFS-based federated imageboard software package. It's still in a very early state, and I was hoping to let it sit until IPFS developed a little more, but recent events have made it clear that the noose is already starting to tighten now so out the door it goes.

Github: https://github.com/smugdev/smugboard

Working instance: http://localhost:8080/ipns/client.smugchan.org/#Qmf9QKURJVU53mzmysAFAR3mj48dLXqS2rNpq2o41EugcV/tech

(You need a running go-ipfs daemon set up as per https://github.com/smugdev/smugboard#usage to actually access it)

This is Smugboard, an imageboard package with a fully distributed content layer and a maximally decentralized control layer. It is composed of 5 separate server packages handling different aspects of posting and moderation, and a client-side renderer. Each thread and board takes the form of an append-only log hosted via IPFS, with moderation taking the form of a client-side filter. Users can choose to toggle specific mods on or off (soon - UI not yet complete).

As noted the federation is composed of a series of append-only logs, and these are published directly within IPFS. A proper UI for this isn't done yet, but it will be possible to fork any board or thread from its current state, or from any previous state, at any time. In the event of a board going offline, the board's state still exists within the IPFS network and as long as a copy still exists in any user's cache the board will still be retrievable (in a read-only state), and can be forked and restarted from that state or any of its previous states by any other user. As the content layer works like a bittorrent swarm, the board will paradoxically load faster the more people use it.

Again, this software is still very much a prototype so expect bugs and fun, there's still plenty that needs implementing and contributions are welcome.

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FOSS sucks.

Ok, I think is time to give up on FOSS shit.

yeah, I guess is fun to use inferior software if you're a hobbyist.

but I am at the point where I want to make money off my hobby (gamedev), so is just not feasible to make something that people will give a fuck using inferior software.

And yes, I think FOSS is nice and all, but is like an empty promise (we'll become as good as Unity, Maya, UE4, zbrush, FL STudio, flash, adobe suite).

I've been waiting still for GIMP 2.10 since years ago, no response.

Godot 3.0 will be great, but at that point Unity is simply better.

I still use blender, but even the best FOSS software that is developed by a real company, is not enough and I think I'll move to maya.

It was fun while It lasted, but there's a reason why such software isn't used in the industry, and is because is inferior software for amateurs.

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javascript on suicide watch


Many packages suddenly disappeared

> massive issue for us because of this. Please resolve asap

> @antoniobrandao It is possible. I have re-published some of the packages that were missing with the code that was available on git-hub. The original author has deleted his NPM account and dropped all his packages. But it seems like NPM keeps dropping packages. No idea why.

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Is there a way to post a comment on github without going through hassle signing up an account? All I wanted is to do is file a report bug to developer, thats all. WTF its 2018!, why the fuck do I have sign up an account just to make single comment post?

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/dpt/ - Daily Programming Thread

What are you working on, /tech/? Don't be shy about asking for help or code review. Keep your posts on-topic, please.

Hastily written roll script for the challenge image:


Didn't bump the other thread because it was bait

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Intel Hit Wil Massive Lawsuit


Burn, bitches.

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32-bit Linux repos

So, all the devs out there deleted their 32 repositories. I'm stuck with an awesome X60 with arch32, and no repos.

Does anyone know where anon can find 32 bit packages or repos after this yuge wipe?

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Brave is literally paying you to use their browser right now with their UGP:


They also recently partnered with DuckDuckGo. Making good progress.

If anything, I would download it and visit some of your favorite Youtubers so that BAT heads their way. That's really low effort and will support people you like.

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Let's be real: We all know by now that AES is backdoored by the NSA, right?

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80s/90s technology

Post some cool or nostalgic stuff

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//XOR Encryption

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
// Print usage and exit if args != 5
if (argc != 5)
printf("Usage: <input> <output> <key> <offset>\n");
return -1;

// Check to make sure offset is a char that can be converted to an int
int offset;
if (offset = atoi(argv[4]) == 0)
printf("Invalid offset argument.\n");
return -1;

// Attempt to open input file. Exit if not found
FILE* input;
input = fopen(argv[1], "r");
if (input == NULL)
printf("Input file %s was not found.\n", argv[1]);
return -1;

// Attempt to open output file. Exit if NULL
FILE* output;
output = fopen(argv[2], "w");
if (output == NULL)
printf("Error creating output file\n");
return -1;

printf("XOR Encrypting %s to %s\n", argv[1], argv[2]);

char* key = argv[3];
int encrypt_byte;
int key_count = 0;

// XOR
while ((encrypt_byte = fgetc(input)) != EOF)
fputc(encrypt_byte ^ key[offset+key_count], output);
if (key_count + offset == strlen(key))
offset = 0;
key_count = 0;

// Close input and output files and exit.
return 0;


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Old Windows and the Internet

Just how dangerous would it be to connect an old Windows 98 or XP machine to the Internet these days? I've heard there are remote code execution exploits that you're vulnerable to by just being connected to the Internet at all; is there any truth to that? I'm interested to know the details of exactly how these vulnerabilities work.

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did cuckchanners completely accept the new spyware scripts being loaded on cuckchan?

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Where are all the non-SJW friendly software companies? It seems like all my career prospects are for companies that would spit roast me as soon as someone came across a single one of my profiles or talked to me for more than a few hours, I'm not even some kind of /pol/ack. Even at college it feels like I'm walking on a tightrope the whole time. Even IBM is completely pozzed.

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nEXT Browser

From Reddit:

nEXT is a 100% open source browser written in Common Lisp

kind of like emacs, kind of not, super fast

source: https://github.com/nEXT-Browser/nEXT

website: https://next-browser.github.io

---end reddit---

Reddit isn't talking about it, they're moral fagging about how the logo is too close the NeXT Computer logo because they're goyim.

What do you think? It looks cool because LISP extensible. First order of business is to add VI-mode.

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Intel's apologized, now settle down goyim.

Following announcements of the Google Project Zero security exploits last week, Intel has continued to work closely with our partners with the shared goal of restoring confidence in the security of our customers’ data as quickly as possible. As I noted in my CES comments this week, the degree of collaboration across the industry has been remarkable. I am very proud of how our industry has pulled together and want to thank everyone for their extraordinary collaboration. In particular, we want to thank the Google Project Zero team for practicing responsible disclosure, creating the opportunity for the industry to address these new issues in a coordinated fashion.

As this process unfolds, I want to be clear about Intel’s commitments to our customers. This is our pledge:

Customer-First Urgency: By Jan. 15, we will have issued updates for at least 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years, with updates for the remainder of these CPUs available by the end of January. We will then focus on issuing updates for older products as prioritized by our customers.

Transparent and Timely Communications: As we roll out software and firmware patches, we are learning a great deal. We know that impact on performance varies widely, based on the specific workload, platform configuration and mitigation technique. We commit to provide frequent progress reports of patch progress, performance data and other information. These can be found at the Intel.com website.

Ongoing Security Assurance: Our customers’ security is an ongoing priority, not a one-time event. To accelerate the security of the entire industry, we commit to publicly identify significant security vulnerabilities following rules of responsible disclosure and, further, we commit to working with the industry to share hardware innovations that will accelerate industry-level progress in dealing with side-channel attacks. We also commit to adding incremental funding for academic and independent research into potential security threats.

We encourage our industry partners to continue to support these practices. There are important roles for everyone: Timely adoption of software and firmware patches by consumers and system manufacturers is critical. Transparent and timely sharing of performance data by hardware and software developers is essential to rapid progress.

The bottom line is that continued collaboration will create the fastest and most effective approaches to restoring customer confidence in the security of their data. This is what we all want and are striving to achieve.

-- Brian Krzanich

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Convincing proprietary software devs to make their project FOSS?

I've recently got fed up trying to find a browser I liked both aesthetically and morally, and settled on whatever offered the most compatibility with plugins and good privacy policy/features. Stumbled upon Vivaldi. I like nearly everything about it, but now I'm upset it's so good, yet it's proprietary. Seems like it's a licence change away from perfection.

How can one convince a proprietary browser company to go FOSS? I don't want to have to abandon this. It's comfy.

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Pick the perfect robot to rule over your nation.

>Programming language/s used

>Programming Paradigms

>How the code would work

>Does the overload have a body?

>Open Source?

>Blockchain network?

We know the Jews are building one, so we need )))one((( to help combat (((it))).

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This faggot at Nissan literally wants you to give up your thoughts to your car:


>The system could also detect driver discomfort or fatigue. If the car is autonomous or semi-autonomous, Gheorghe says, AI could “change the driving configuration or driving style.”

>Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, senior innovation researcher at the Nissan Research Center in Japan, leads the B2V research. “The potential applications of the technology are incredible,” he says. As for the research, the test driver wears a device that looks like a skullcap or headset, with wiring leads coming off the back. The cap measures brain wave activity. It can pick up waves that repeat themselves each time the driver encounters a given situation. It can both detect and predict.

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Lisp thread. Do you use Lisp? What dialect?

Have you written a shitposting bot in it yet?

I personally feel attracted to Common Lisp, but how realistically can I expect encounter it professionally if I'm not the one pushing it? And how about Clojure?

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How come there isn't a single app to route these things microphone to phones speaker, preferably while also recording it?

Think of the possibilities /tech/.

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openbsd | HardenedBSD

Ok /g/ fags and /pol/aks

OpenBSD or HardenedBSD

(hint: already installed gentoo hardened, so no memeing fags.)

<btw, fuck you

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nu langs

What's the best nu lang, and why is it Crystal?

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CAPTCHA For The Age of Artificial Intelligence

Technology will soon become advanced, to the point of being able to infringe to an uncomfortable level upon the lives of all.

Given this, it is clear that it would, some day, be highly advantageous to have areas inaccessible to AI.

It is obvious that conventional techniques will not suffice against highly advanced systems. So the question is how does one create a filter to reliably separate humans from AI's?

It would not be optimal to have a test aimed around users completing complex puzzles which AI (in theory) cannot solve. Rather it is more sensible to create a test which directly filters between conscious and non-conscious beings.

This brings up a number of fundamental questions on the nature of consciousness. And specifically in this case, how is consciousness detected? Both in the lie-detector and metal detector sense of the word.

To answer this we need to understand what function consciousness serves, and how this gets utilized by a human. Once this is known, it may be possible to develop a number of proxies to create a 'checklist' of consciousness, hopefully which may eventually be reliable enough to filter out all unconscious entities.

To take another angle, in the case that consciousness has a material or ethereal presence, how can this be detected? Although the difficulty of applying this to a captcha-like system would prove challenging for obvious reasons, it may be worth a shot as a completely fail-safe filter system.

Of course the viability and convenience of such a thing, and the method of putting it into practice, is another question, but, sooner or later, it will prove absolutely necessary that we must have secure spaces which are not accessible by AI. It is best to start developing a technology like this now before it is too late.

ITT: Discuss methods to maintain security in the face of highly advanced AI.

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I'm getting a bachelors in cs soon but if I spend one extra semester in college, I can get a masters in cs as well. is it worth it?

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Say goodbye to the internet, net neutrality was only the beginning.

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Systemd Just Broke a Million Lines


That's enough for ten OSes by themselves.

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Can anyone recommend me a good book on physical organization of a database?

Something that talks about Hashing, indexes, binary trees and things like that, without talking about specific SQL code

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Pocket has been released as free software

So yeah. Mozilla finally released Pocket as free software under the MIT license.

No datamining going on, at least on the browser extension. You can take a look here:


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systemd now supports LUKS!


>Support for the LUKS2 on-disk format for encrypted partitions has been added. This requires libcryptsetup2 during compilation and runtime.

The wonderboy does it again!

look at those dreamy eyes

Trust him! A cute boy like him can't do wrong!

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Replacing WebKit

How would one go about doing this?

Is it even possible?

Is anyone here crazy enough to try it?

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programming fonts

Is there any non-bitmap monospaced font that isn't shit ?

For example I just tried Fira Mono and at the same pixel size of my current bitmap font it uses double the screen space.

Is there anyone here who's been using bitmap fonts their whole life and recently switched to something non-bitmap ? Help me please.

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Imageboard Terminal Browser

Does anyone know of a way to use an imageboard liek Infinitychan in terminal? I saw someone mention they were working on a tool or tools to do so. I know redditfags have RTV. Why don't we have an equivalent?

I have w3m (pic related) with the images package, so you can kind of browse 8ch, but no poast.

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Micro SD Cards

Redpill me on these, are 128GB+ cards worth buying?

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Kodak announces it's thinking about creating a cryptocurrency - stock price more than doubles in hours

Kodak (a company that makes something that nobody uses any more) say it's going to use (((ETH))) to, somehow, copyright protect photographs.

Their plan is to make their own crypto to do it in the future.

Is this fuckwittery?

Either way every corporation on the planet must be itching to jump on this bandwagon.

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Data Loss & Bitrot

I am fatally retarded.

Can someone here give me the straight dope on bitrot, and non-traumatic data loss in general?

I have over 2 TBs of Chinese cartoons, transferred onto a brand-spankin' new drive. After some research, it was the most stable I could find

All of the data is just sitting there. I don't plan to move or rewrite it until the drive begins to fail. There are some currently airing shows and ongoing manga that I follow, so new data is intermittently written to the disk.

But what about loss? Brace yourselves for my retarded questions:

- Does any data loss whatsoever occur when simply copying files from one drive to another?

- Is bitrot a real problem? Does it occur significantly within the span of an average human lifetime? If so, what can I do to avoid it happening with a veritable mountain of data on a single drive?

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By Brian Fagioli

Please do your Fagioliposting in here, so you don't have to do it anywhere else.

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Has microsoft always been this desperate

how insecure is microsoft?

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Google Pixelbook

Can someone explain what's going on with this chromebook? Who's going to shell out a $1,000 for this?!

What's Google thinking by releasing this at such a ridiculous price?

Also what's google assistant? Is that like their version of Siri?

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Vid.me Shutting Down

What do you guys think of Vid.me being shut down?

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<Crypto incentive

>D.Tube aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on the immutable STEEM Blockchain, while earning cryptocurrency doing it.

<Resistant to censorship

>Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos, nor enforce guidelines. Only the users can put a censorship, through the power of their upvotes and downvotes.

<A fair platform

>On DTube, there are no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others. All of DTube's data is public, and can be analyzed by anyone with an internet connection.

<Ads free

>To deliver the best user experience D.Tube runs without advertising. Users remain free to advertise any product or service they would like, directly inside their own videos, at their own risk of losing their subscribers.

So, what do you lads think of this? I think it actually looks very promising.

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Would you trust a distro that is developed by the state?

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Comfiest OS

Dream come true. My daily timewaster machine is now running Windows 2000 functionally. A japanese autist is writing kernel extensions and API wrappers for the Windows 2000 kernel. Using his extensions, you can run modern browsers/software. He's also modifying chipset drivers and backporting security updates, though I wouldn't rely on it for anything mission-critical.

This is amazing. A shitty Pentium 4 with an much ram as the board will take, and 80% of the websites I use on a regular basis are fully functional (and if a shit is being shitty, disable javascript!), email, spreadsheets and text editing work fine. The OS absolutely screams, I can't believe how responsive and fluid it feels, and the best part is the total lack of flat metro cancer, instead you have the clean, comfy and aesthetic 9x UI. It feels comfy as fuck and takes me back almost 20 years. My only complaint is the integrated IE explorer shell, but until someone figures out how to get a modern lightweight browser working on Windows NT, it'll do!

Some 775 boards have Win2K drivers, i can only imagine how fucking fast they'd be.

Microsoft's OS development really should have stopped with Windows 2000. Transition to 64-bit, dump some of the legacy compatibility crap no one cares about anymore gradually, harden it as vulnerabilities are discovered, tell glow i the dark cia niggers to fuck off with their backdoors, add new core technologies as their value is proven.

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I notice more sites serving webp for webkit/blink based browsers.

So what is the absolute state of webp at the end of 2017?

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Bought an old Optiplex business computer from 2011 for just 85 dollars. Slapped a GPU and some more ram in it. Now i have a comfy gaming machine.

Anybody else do something this comfy this holiday season?

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I hate webdevs, I hate browser devs and I'll have an autistic meltdown in this thread! More news at

First thing: fuck webdevs!

Fuck scripts. Fuck ads. Fuck interactive web pages, fuck cookies. Fuck applets, rest in peace Java and Flash. Fuck streaming. A webpage should be exclusively text, images and solid colors. Everything else should be a download. Including music, including videos, including pdf documents. If you want to watch Youtube crap just have the browser automatically pipe the video player to the video as it downloads.

Second thing: fuck browser devs!

Why don't all browsers have built-in wget for full page archiving? Why don't all browsers have built-in adblock and UMatrix mechanisms? Why doesn't the browser tell me what the page IP is? Why doesn't it tell me my external IP is? Why doesn't the browser let me override the network DNS and even filter the queries? Why can't I easily choose to block any page element that I want in my browser, for instance that stupid fucking Xmas hat on all thumbnails in >>>/b/ right now? I should be able to right click and choose block element for it to be fucking gone for the session. Why don't all browsers have a full page screenshot button? Where's the button to change my user agent to whatever? Actually why is there a user agent even? This is the webdevs fault, fuck webdevs again!

Ah but faggot, you say, you can just install extensions and plugins and shit for all the above. Fuck that, they should be built-in, don't you get it? What happens when something like Firefox 57 happens? Fuck extensions. Ah but faggot, you say, normalfags aren't cut out to be power users. No fucking problem! Add a simple mode and expert mode to the browser. Simple uses all the normie defaults and keeps UI brief while expert gives full control. Either way no technical reason browsers should be dumbed down by default as they are now. Fuck browser devs!

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Cuckchan gets cucked again


>So I refreshed my page about 10-15 minutes ago and was greeted with a white page and no content loading on 4chan. This is using Umatrix.

>It showed 3 new domains trying to load content. When I white list them the site loads normally, but 20-30 minutes ago they weren't being used at all.

>Decided to take a look and one isn't showing up as a registered address, the other 2 were registered just 2 weeks ago.

>Was about to make a thread as well, having the same issues

>Two of the three new domains belong to some suspicious company based in Ukraine, the third one appears to belong to Google

>The sites are being injected by 1st-party scripts and only on some pages (on the catalog they don't seem to be injected)

>What's going on?

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Brand new Imageboard software

Imageboards have always had issues with hosting costs since they end up transferring so much data. both halfchan and 8chan have been in trouble on numerous occasions for that. I decided to write a imageboard software that would try to solve this issue. I used this js library called webtorrent (yes I know, js is cancer blah blah) to transfer posts data between users instead of hosting it on the server. Each post is a torrent and the server only retains a structured list of torrent magnet links. The backend runs on flask.

I've spun up a little aws instance that you can get to here for testing: torrentchan.ml

and if you want to check out the code its hosted here: https://github.com/brainletjs/torrentchan

I know my code is horrible and I'm open to suggestions and criticisms. Also the captcha might not work the first time, its janky for some reason. We were about a dozen Keystones in when we wrote most of this.

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Episode one of the videogame console linux review series available exclusively on /tech/

>enter feedback or suggestions in thread comments

if this shit's dumb and i should stop posting just lemme know.

>flood detected post discarded.

>Fuck you codemonkey fix ur shit lel

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The Veil is Lifting



<Death of x86

<Death of botnet

<Wincux eternally cucked by x86

<Rebirth of IA-32/64 market and Atom (pre 2013) gets massive overhaul

<Year of the *nix Desktop finally

<Year of the Linux Gaming

<Year of the Open Hardware

<Year of the FOSS VN

<Year of Best Animu

<IBM POWER, et alia

2018 best year

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Anyone been searched on devices recently?

As the title says, I went through customs recently in November and I got an advanced search again I've got metal bolts in my arm. They didn't ask for electronic devices like the man states on this article. Has anyone else been "randomly sampled"???? In addition, I've been seeing rumors that people have been denied entry due to refusing to let customs go through your electronic devices I'd say fuck off cause I'm american though.

Sorry link is in (simplified) Chinese: http://www.wenxuecity.com/news/2018/01/09/6882299.html

Here is the google translate link: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wenxuecity.com%2Fnews%2F2018%2F01%2F09%2F6882299.html&edit-text=

>Webm unrelated

General discussion thread on evading this shit too I guess.

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PSA: Youtube blacklists Browser Agents

For a few months now, users of the Tor Browser Bundle have been unable to access youtube, regardless of javascript and even when turning off tor.

Turns out you need to change your browser agent to something like

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0

The videos can then be watched online or downloaded using youtube-dl.

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The Opportunity for Microkernel Operating Systems

Sup, fags?

I decided to make this bread for discussion about microkernel OSes becoming more mainstream in the future.

From what I can tell, there's two that are coming up right now that look like they have potential.

Redox is a microkernel OS being written in Rust (for better or for worse).

It claims to be inspired by SeL4, MINIX, Plan 9, and BSD.

Here's the website:


Here's the "book" documentation. It's unfinished, but should provide some info:


Here's the source code:


Fuchsia is a microkernel OS being made by Google (for better or for worse).

Its kernel is based on littlekernel, which was made by the guy who made Haiku's kernel.

Here's the wiki article:


Here's the source code:


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AMD PSP Affected By Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

While all eyes have been on Intel this week with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, a disclosure was publicly made this week surrounding AMD's PSP Secure Processor in an unrelated security bulletin.

AMD's Secure Processor / Platform Security Processor (PSP) that is akin to Intel's Management Engine (ME) is reportedly vulnerable to remote code execution.

A member of Google's Cloud Security Team discovered through static analysis that a function in PSP's firmware TPM code is vulnerable to a stack-based overflow due to missing bounds checks. Submitting a specially-crafted certificate to the fTPM trustlet code can lead to an overflow and then full control on the program counter.

Google reported this issue to the AMD Security Team in September and then in December began rolling out a software fix. Following the 90-day disclosure process, the information was made public here.


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Handling of CPU bugs disclosure 'incredibly bad': OpenBSD's de Raadt


Disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which affect mainly Intel CPUs, was handled "in an incredibly bad way" by both Intel and Google, the leader of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt claims.

"Only Tier-1 companies received advance information, and that is not responsible disclosure – it is selective disclosure," De Raadt told iTWire in response to queries. "Everyone below Tier-1 has just gotten screwed."

Details of the bugs were published on the Web on 3 January though there had been an understanding that disclosure would only take place on 9 January, that being the day when Microsoft is scheduled to release its monthly security updates.

The reason for this is because the bugs mainly affect Intel CPUs and Windows is the operating system that has the biggest share of such processors.

Google justified breaking the embargo, saying: "We are posting before an originally coordinated disclosure date of January 9, 2018 because of existing public reports and growing speculation in the press and security research community about the issue, which raises the risk of exploitation."

The reason why such bugs had come about was put down by De Raadt to Intel's desire to stay far ahead of the competition; hence it had played "fast and loose".

Meltdown removes the barrier between user applications and sensitive parts of the operating system while Spectre, which is also reportedly found in some AMD and ARM processors, can trick vulnerable applications into leaking the contents of their memory.

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Safe ways to remove sensitive data?

Good day, dear /tech/.

At the beginning of my message I would like to mention that I am an absolute novice in the technical field and have little or no experience. Nonetheless, I'd like to ask you what you think is the safest way to completely erase an external hard drive with all the data. Restore should no longer be possible.

I use Lubuntu as the operating system and have already tried my luck with shred (for example: sudo shred -vn 10 /dev/sda). However, I do not know if that is enough to delete everything irretrievably.

I ask for your help and would be happy to receive helpful answers.

Many thanks in advance and all the best.

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A different type of hash for images?

I'm wondering if there's a hash for images that is made from the pixel data instead of the binary data. This way, a bmp would have the same hash as a png (or gif or flif or etc.) if the image were exactly the same, and a jpg converted to png would have the same hash before and after since png would keep the jpg's artifacts.

I often use lossless compression on my images, which changes their hash. This can be bad in some cases. For example, Hydrus shits itself if you change one byte of an image since it uses hashes to store and manage them.

Does this exist? Is such a thing even possible?

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which browser wud u fug?

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Is it good yet?


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Live distros

What is your first choice for live distros if you have to repair/check a system?

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>people don't know what a rocket launch looks like

>people think it's a nuke

>their only response is "go to twitter"

I wish it had been a nuke.

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Future of Flickr?

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cock.li canary hasn't been updated for about 2 months

should we be concerned?


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Problem setting up Algo on Fedora 27

ok, so this is what happened

>i tried to install Algo (ISP is DigitalCloud)

>it succeeded, it works flawlessly on Android via strongSwan

>however, when I tried to make it work on Fedora 27(I have the latest version of NetworkManager-strongswan btw), it says connection failed

> it asked me for the ssh password when I tried to start the VPN on NetworkManager, which I entered correctly

>then it said "Connection failed"

please help me, I just want to browse imgur and wikipedia without the censorship of theTurkish sandnigger government.

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HR in tech companies

When will this hellish meme end?

Why is HR allowed to ruin tech companies?

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/dgg/ - DeGoogle General

Friendly reminder that if you're a person who respects their individual privacy and freedom, there is no reason to be using the products created by the botnet that is the Google company.

There is a plethora of options available for you to replace your Google apps that are lighter, faster and better in general, including respect for freedom and privacy.

>search engine?

SearX, DuckDuckGo, StartPage, Yandex (Soviet Botnet)


Pale Moon, Waterfox, Brave, Vivaldi


Self Host, cock.li, Proton Mail, Hotmail (Still Botnet) Yandex (Soviet Botnet)

>cloud storage?

Syncthing, ownCloud, Nextcloud

app store?

F-Droid, Yalp for Play Store front end


NewPipe for mobile, not signing in on desktop


XMPP, Signal.


Nextcloud, ownCloud, RadiCAL,


NextCloud, keep it in your emails.


RSS client, Librenews

List of Software you can Self-Host


NextCloud Providers


OwnCloud Providers,


WebMail Comparison


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What do you use to organize and brainstorm for programming?

I often find my self in the middle of writing something, spot some things that should changed or get some ideas, and intend on going back to it after I'm done with what ever I'm currently doing. And then I get sidetracked and forget about it.

Then theres times where I can't think of anything else to do off the top of my head and a list of todos would be handy.

I've used notepad to write quick bullet points but that is pretty limited in success. What I need is some kind of productivity system that would allow me to quickly add/remove stuff in an organized manner. Teach me senpai, how do I organize my shit?

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So about Tox

I tried qtox for the first time today and it was pinging out like similar chat programs would except tox is p2p. Why was this being shilled so hard again? My fucking hosts file attached that I had to create just to stop the fucking botnet is retarded. (((Firefox))) pings out less then qtox on startup ffs. Is this by design and I am being retarded, or is qtox a botnet like all other chat programs?

If I am being retarded this is the new tox ID thread.

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Tox Chat

Tox is a decentralized encrypted alternative to skype developed by chan users for chan users. It supports text, audio, video, and group chats.

Come join Club Cyberia toxs largest group chat. You can get invited to the group chat by adding lainbot the friendly club cyberia group bot. Lainbots ID is:


You will need to install a tox client. qtox is the recommended option but there are a variety of clients such as toxic for cli users.

Download links can be found on the description page at "https://github.com/qTox/qTox". Binaries are provided for Windows, OSX, and Linux. You can also build it yourself if you are feeling adventurous.

Once you add lainbot as a friend just type "invite 0" to get a invitation. You can also type "help" for more options.

lainbot should automatically send you an invitation when you start tox.

WARNING: Tox is a peer to peer program without servers just like torrents. This means that your friends on Tox can see your IP. If you are worried about this you need to use Tor. Luckily Tox has easy Tor integration, just go into your settings and setup the SOCKS5 proxy for anonymous chatting.

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online banking and safety

>boot vm with LPS

>do online banking in vm

How safe is this?

What do anons do to stay protected when doing sensitive things online?

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Memes at tech cons

Why? Just why?

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>8ch not utilizing infinity-next


oh my fucking god

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Open-source artfag thread

Post about free and open source applications and tools for making art and photo editing

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/Cyber/ Crossover

So I had this idea for a cyberdeck like in 2020 that might actually be useful in the modern world.

I've been reading a lot, and after rooting my phone and this old original samsung gear I got as a gift I got on the thought of wearable tech.

One of the ironically biggest problems with laptops is their size, especially the fact that screens take up half of it. So my question is...

Can you take an HTC vive or similar VR helmets and modify them to instead display linux or a terminal, link that to a computer as small as the Pyra or Raspberry pi, throw it in your backpack and design a sort of net glove or small touch screen for wireless operation, so you could use the computer in your bag just by flipping down some goggles that otherwise look fashionable as fuck in the city just on your forehead?

The HTC's simple design makes it stand out but not too much, the frontal cameras are a bonus to switch between if you're hanging out in public. The only issue I can foresee is these are gaymer headsets rather than just decent peripherals, the expense withstanding, the requirement list is pretty hefty.

General cyber crossover thread, any cool projects you're working on that are /cyber/ or just any advice you can offer on a project like this or where to start. I've never built small computers and wouldn't know what to read first.

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Whats the last non-pozzed product AMD released?

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Intel was aware of the chip vulnerability when its CEO sold off $24 million in company stock


It's all tumbling down now. AMD better take advantage of this moment.

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So you want to kill google? And not just kill it, fucking demolish it? Three things need to happen. All of Google's money comes from advertising, analytics, and hosting. To kill google we need to drive up their operational costs while lowering their profits.

Fuck with their advertisements

If you have ever worked with adsense before you will know that the one thing they absolutely despise is telling people to click ads. They want people who are actually interested in products to click advertisements, because only they will be persuaded to purchase products. On top of that, companies pay google per click. If they are paying a ton of money and few people are buying their products, they will pull out.

STEP 1: Go on to youtube, google shopping, or anyplace else with adsense ads in private browsing mode on a vpn or proxy.

STEP 2: Click all the ads you possibly can

STEP 3: Hop on a new proxy/vpn/tor circuit, and clear out the browser

STEP 4: Repeat



Fuck with their file storage

Google stores everything you upload, and keeps it there even if it gets "deleted." Storing stuff costs lots of money, and high speed ssd drives to keep it all on aren't cheap. The more you upload, the more they pay.

STEP 1: Choose a platform that allows you to upload files(eg: youtube, drive, gsites, ect)

STEP 2: Get a file that is at or over the maximum file limit

STEP 3: Upload it again, and again, and again, and again

EXTRA STEP: If you are doing youtube make a huge file with a ton of random music, text on the screen, and game footage. Their matching algorithm will have to go through your whole 1hr + video and match everything there for monitization.



Fuck with analytics

Google is so popular in the analytics world because it can show advertisers what type of people are viewing their page (see http://theoutpost.observer/article.php?id=32 for a good explanation). If we can make this data unreliable then people will stop using google services.

STEP 1: Get a huge word dictionary

STEP 2: Make a small script that searches something entirely random every 20 minutes or so

STEP 3: Let it go as long as possible on as many accounts as possible

STEP 4: Go to random pages with tracking on them to give them fucked results



Fuck with the advertisers

If companies think their users won't buy their products because of google then they will pull out and stop funding them. Youtube's budget got slashed when a few guys pulled out, just imagine what would happen if we could get a ton of people to leave.

STEP 1: Get a huge list of "medium" sized advertisers. Companies that are small enough that it is easy to get a message through to them but big enough that they have a large advertising budget.

STEP 2: Get huge volumes of well written emails to them saying that you (a past customer) are highly against google and don't want to purchase from a company that supports them. Talk about the quality of their products and say you don't want to take your business elsewhere. Sweet talk them.

STEP 3: Get fucktons of people to do this. Gamergate style, but bigger.




Search engine:


- Yacy is a distributed peer to peer search engine that has had time to mature and harden


- Yandex is a Russian search engine that has been trying to break into googles market for years



- Palemoon is a firefox fork that has slowly been developing. Has the original firefox ux, and is very customizable.


- Everyone knows what fucking firefox is, although it has become bloated. If you use this, make sure to harden it


umatrix: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/umatrix/

- helps you filter out google cdn's and analytics. A bit of a learning curve but its worth it.

ublock origin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

- A non-jewed adblocker that is extremely robust.

User Agent Switcher: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/

- Changes what websites read your browser as, helps fuck with analytics.









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Let's talk about air gap.

There is a lot going on regarding security, but I think personally that the best way to protect your data is to have an air gap, that you store in a faraday cage when unused.

The setup would be simple: Get an x220 (easy to move/hide), install all what you need (gentoo, why not some niche os that are the simplest possible, regarding what you want to do with it; libreboot/coreboot etc..), remove the microphone, speakers, bluetooth card, wifi card etc.., block the ports, and store it into a faraday cage.

The setup is very cheap. What would you use it for; you could use it for accountability, to take your notes using org-mode and emacs.

Is this setup safe enough to not get any contact with the exterior? The only way to get to it is if the SWAT breach you home.

There is a lot of attack, like TEMPEST, but I don't see these physical attacks happen because of the cost, especially if you're a low target (remember: if you're french and you ever touched to Tor, or encryption, then you're on one of their "list". Imagine if you try to escape from surveillance or if you go on independant website against the government...).

What do you think about it? What other measure (that would still be cheap to operate) could we add?

PS: Fuck you pedos and such. No security will separate you from the punishment you deserve.

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Nothing convinces me to go back to Google's sweet soul-killing embrace like the fact that all my independent privately-provided services can one day just fuck off into space or stop working properly and nobody will even try to fix them.

For a few days now, if any of you had a chance to notice, @waifu.club emails hosted by cock.li are unable to receive any external mail. Not from gmail, not from hotmail, not from mail.com, not from twitter, not from anywhere, at the moment they are able to receive mail exclusively from other cock.li users.

Both Vincent and Lance Brignoni (owner of waifu.club) are not responsive.

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Post ur bestest 1 liners

tcpdump '((ip[6:2] > 0) and (not ip[6] = 64))'

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Cryptocurrencies and Technology

Anyone here know of cryptocurrencies that have genuinely interesting and developed technology behind them?

Very few interest me. Monero seems like it has advanced privacy enhancing features that make it a no brainer if someone wants to anonymously exchange value between each other. The Brave browser also adds novel features to the browsing experience that aren't seen in mainstream browsers unless you add extensions to certain ones.

Let me know if there's any legitimate technology out there that I'm missing. Most projects with a "product" suck a fat cock and don't have a working product to speak of.

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>a language as simple as python

>that lets you distribute an executable to normalfags and not have to install python

what is it?

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>I have nothing to hi..

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What is Millchan?

A decentralized imageboard engine for ZeroNet.

What is ZeroNet?

A decentralized network that distributes content using the BitTorrent protocol.


Millchan is being written using the Vue.js framework with the aim of being simultaneously reactive and safe (as feasibly possible).

Things that have been implemented so far:

-A system that allows board creation

-An anonymous system similar to 0chan


-Upload of multiple images in a single post

-Upload of mp4/webm

-Text formatting

-Basic moderation options (blacklist users/posts)

-Allow users to ignore blacklist and render all posts

Working instance:



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Better control over SSL

Is there a firefox fork or addon that will let me actually control SSL? All major browsers currently give you little control over its behavior. You're essentially at the mercy of these developers' normie-optimized security policies

>inb4 using firefux in 2018

I'm using waterfox right now, but the idea is the same

I'm looking for this level of control:

-Be able to use strict security settings while being able to bypass it at my discretion unlike pic related which simply forces you to disable the security settings entirely in order to use the website, completely ruining the point of having the extra security for when you actually need it (eg, banking.)

-In a similar vein, be able to bypass HTST, but display a warning (because I don't need https for a fucking news article, and RFC06797-12.1 instructs browsers to give users NO OPTION to bypass broken ssl that's not needed in the first place. In order to be compliant, the browsers have to treat the users like children.)

-Bypass the self-signed certificate warnings with one click, without having to do a bunch of unnecessary clicks to uncheck "permanently store this exception" (and risk actually storing it permanently)

-Display a warning for cuckflare and similar MITM certificates

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Botnet Removal General

How does /tech/ stay free?

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>Unfortunately, the MINIXCon 2017 conference had to be cancelled due to the small number of talks submitted


>this page is not being actively maintained

Somehow used in more than half of all computers produced today and still falling apart at the seams. Funny, I wonder why. Actually, none of us do

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Archive.is unindexing/deleting content?

While attempting to find a thread I archived in 2016 this happened.. the oldest archived thread is from June.

Why did they do this?

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Is the internet over? Do we have to go back to the pre-internet world now where ((( they ))) have absolute control over everything? What happens when every computer gets compromised at once?

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Firefox Quantum

I noticed Firfox aggressively changing my search engine from searx to google. Pisses me off and looking at more lightweight alternatives.

What is your favourite browser?

What does anon think about Firefox Quantum?

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Install Gentoo thread Step 1


So from today I'll try to install Gentoo.

I've got a old PB easynote to install it.

It's going to be an X86 since it's not a 64bits compatible CPU/hardware.

What kind of knowledge do I have ?

I'm just a shitty tech windows installer/configuration for normies and from time to time administrative purposes, I've done that for the past 20 years, I have theoretical knowledge about compiling, I've never actually done that I just know what source code, a compiler and a binary is.

I've already installed distributions like debian,ubuntu, trisquel etc... I also have a good knowledge about what is free software and know the difference with open source licenses.

For what I understand about gentoo you need a mandatory internet connection to install it, since I'm in a europoor country I only got an old modem speed of 56kbps so I think that it will take time to download the source.

So lets begin with step 1

>The user is in a working environment ready to install Gentoo.

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/innawoods/ cyberpunk apocalpyse edition


your modem light stopped blinking

your phone flashes no service

your rightfully retired landline has no beep tone

What youll be doing now, /tech/? You've made plans for this by now, right? Dust off those baofengs and SDRs.

Show me.

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What are the chances of intel ME doing checksums on every file I own and cross-refferencing it with an FBI database?

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Mozilla Hate Thread

Mozilla hates your freedom and sucks Google's cock. I will post more about this in the following thread.

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Fun or interesting Neocities sites

https://castlecyberskull.neocities.org/ - The amount of skull, ghost, dragon, etc pictures is off the charts.

But it gives that site its charm.

I've tried to find another interesting site, but came up short. Maybe you have some?

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Is the NSA really that bad or is tinfoil fearmongering? most of the data collected is useless meta data and it's destroyed after 5 years of collection.

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Gentoo General

24MB ram edition

Nice bloat, faggot.

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Would it be possible to create your own phone and have it be fully using libre Hard&Software?

As the title says, I am interested in making a fully libre Phone. Would you guys have any ideas on how to do this?

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Applied Type System; does anyone use this thing?

In http://roscidus.com/blog/blog/2014/06/06/python-to-ocaml-retrospective/ some guy blogs about his rewrite of some Python program. Randomly, one of the languages he considers is 'ATS': http://www.ats-lang.org/Home.html

ATS seems to the be result of some guy having strong opinions about type systems, while having very weak opinions about language design. So for comments ATS literally has ML-style, C-style, C++-style options, and also some fourth novelty that the author found useful once. The author introduces tuples, then boxed tuples, then basically writes "so which should you use? well, uh, profile it I guess. Maybe there's a difference in some cases?" The whole language is like this.

And in some respects it's spectacularly ugly:

#include "share/atspre_staload.hats"
#include "share/atspre_staload_libats_ML.hats"
// ^-- these fucking stdlib names

implement main0 () = // "main0" ...
let val f = 42.0
val i = g0float2int (f) // "gee zero" prefixes? manual name mangling
print_int (i);
print_newline ()
OTOH, Rust is pretty ugly too. ATS is supposed to have similar capabilities. Has anyone looked at it?

careful distributing binaries. ATS's compiler names symbols after the the full path of the compile-time location of the files involved, so it leaks your username if you compile files under your homedir.

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Advent of Code 2017 #3

Advent of Code is a series of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill levels. They are self-contained and are just as appropriate for an expert who wants to stay sharp as they are for a beginner who is just learning to code. Each puzzle calls upon different skills and has two parts that build on a theme.


Previous thread: >>835306

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Why doesn't FreeBSD merge security features from HardenedBSD?

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Our free internet

>Ctrl+F mesh

>No relevant result

So, net neutrality is down the shitter, this is the perfect time to start our own internet. Why?

- ipv6, a lot of providers stuck with v4 and this is a huge shame

- true (?) neutrality: something happens to the neighbor you can still use a backup path

- it's finally like intended: decentralized; no isp control

- it depends on You and your community, not on the ISP; in my area the shittiest buildings have fiber optics with gigabit but our modern house won't get it soon (we have cable says the provider), we stuck at hilarious sub-MB speed and lot of areas are not allowed to do infrastructural upgrades (historical parts of the city so digging and redoing the network is impossible)

So list the router distros and everything that would support mesh networking!

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started with ubuntu, tried mint, then crunchbang, then became an archfag regrettably but then finally installed gentoo. got sick of it and switched to fedora for a while, which was shit, so then installed debian and used that for the next year. couldn't install fucking npm on the piece of shit so fuck it cycle is complete it's back to ubuntu boys

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Holy fucking shit, i can't believe i even bothered to use this festering piece of garbage , finally managed to unfuck my hard drive after using this complete abomination for almost 5 months and still have like 100 gigs that magically dissapeared.

<stable and trustworthy :^)

my ass.

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Big intel CPU bug being covered up?

There is evidence of a massive Intel CPU hardware bug (currently under embargo) that directly affects big cloud providers like Amazon and Google. The fix will introduce notable performance penalties on Intel machines (30-35%).

People have noticed a recent development in the Linux kernel: a rather massive, important redesign (page table isolation) is being introduced very fast for kernel standards... and being backported! The "official" reason is to incorporate a mitigation called KASLR... which most security experts consider almost useless. There's also some unusual, suspicious stuff going on: the documentation is missing, some of the comments are redacted (https://twitter.com/grsecurity/status/947147105684123649) and people with Intel, Amazon and Google emails are CC'd.

According to one of the people working on it, PTI is only needed for Intel CPUs, AMD is not affected by whatever it protects against (https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/27/2). PTI affects a core low-level feature (virtual memory) and has severe performance penalties: 29% for an i7-6700 and 34% for an i7-3770S, according to Brad Spengler from grsecurity. PTI is simply not active for AMD CPUs. The kernel flag is named X86_BUG_CPU_INSECURE and its description is "CPU is insecure and needs kernel page table isolation".

Microsoft has been silently working on a similar feature since November: https://twitter.com/aionescu/status/930412525111296000

People are speculating on a possible massive Intel CPU hardware bug that directly opens up serious vulnerabilities on big cloud providers which offer shared hosting (several VMs on a single host), for example by letting a VM read from or write to another one.

Summary article: http://pythonsweetness.tumblr.com/post/169166980422/the-mysterious-case-of-the-linux-page-table (a bit outdated, follow @grsecurity, @scarybeasts and others on Twitter for up-to-date info)

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Bugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data.

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

Not Only in intel but also in ARM.

( SOURCE : https://www.axios.com/massive-chip-flaw-not-limited-to-intel-2522178225.html )

Patch on the linux kernel make the chips lose 5 to 30% of performance. ( source : https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw ).

Intel CEO sold all the stock he could in November.

It is under embargo to the 8th.

What do /tech/ ?

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Is it possible for a regular guy like myself to buy a jet engine?

like a Rolls Royce Tay or a Williams tj44

>inb4 they cost millions

thats not the question

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NixOS thread

I've been a Debian user for years, but I've lately become a little disillusioned with the project, what with most of the relatively obscure packages I like to use, like Krita or several game development tools being outdated and with MIA maintainers, or ITPs and RFPs going nowhere. I had considered becoming a maintainer myself, since one of my teachers was a Debian maintainer and could be a sponsor, but I am not sure about it.

So, since I got a new laptop awaiting to put some OS on it, I started looking into other distroes, namely NixOS, which looked at first glance like something I would like, since it's not that hardcore about freedom as GuixSD (which I appreciate, but not enough to descend into manual drivers installation masochism) and I don't really mind systemd (contain your orgasms). I've been reading the manual and shit seems pretty fucking comfy, with the centralized config system you can simply copy around and ease of customizing packages.

So what's the catch? All I have seen is Debian's package tree signing process seems more mature, whereas NixOS has some rudimentary git tree root signing that seems to rely on GitHub. Also, packages are not PIE hardened by default, but considering Debian packages are hardened whenever and however the maintainer seems fit (comes to mind that discussion on the mailing list on hardening Firefox, that was shutdown shortly after the maintainer came in and casually mentioned he didn't know if Firefox would work with those flags, and then proceeded to fuck off forever), it seems like a good tradeoff.

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64bit CPU and ISA with DMA?

Is it at all possible to get (or make) a motherboard which supports both 64bit CPUs and ISA with DMA transfers?

The "most recent" board I've been able to find is pic related (link below) but only accepts Pentium IV era CPUs.

The same manufacturer only lists ISA without DMA for 64bit CPUs.

So my question is, what are the hardware limitations that make 64bit and DMA impossible or infeasible to mix?

Is this a CPU problem or a motherboard design problem? As in, is can 64bit code do old fashioned 8 or 16bit era DMA transfers, using the equivalent of an 8237 chip?


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FSF Branding Problem - Libre-Licensed Software (LLS)

Talk about Free-Software to any regular tech-'savvy' person and they'll think of thing like Skype and Steam, software that's Gratis but not Libre.

Why doesn't the FSF start using the term Libre-Licensed Software (LLS), or just Libre in general more often. Everyone knew what shareware was in the 90s, everyone knows what "opensource" is now. The whole point of the FSF now is to spread awareness of the 4 freedoms but their attempts to brand and market the philosophy make NO sense.

If you want people to know about the 4 Freedoms in the license, use terminology that's descriptive and to the point, "free-software" could mean anything.

FSF, I live about 2 hours away. If you're in need of focus testing or someone with common-sense to spearhead your marketing strategy, please reach out.

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Has anyone actually been arrested for malicious activity while using a cpu with a management engine?

I get that there are risks for botnet to cripple the extent of anonymity, but has there been any actual reported cases where someone was compromised because they were something illegal while using a cpu with some sort of management engine?

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License Compliance

Yo /tech/, what's the run down on license compliance? Speaking specifically about the GPL v2 license. Can I

>take a software licensed under GPL v2

>compile it as a dynamic library object

>link against it in my software

>distribute my software as a binary along with the GPL'd dynamic library,

>only include source code for the GPL'd dynamic library,

>license my software under something else


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Best searchengine?

Currently using startpage and was wondering if this is a good choice?

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NIA forecasting a crash in Bitcoin prices

NIA has just shorted a large amount of Bitcoin at $5,950 and is also attempting to short Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) here at $704.40. NIA believes that a Bitcoin crash could be imminent.


There has been a rumor going around for the past month that Amazon will announce in its earnings conference call this evening that it is beginning to accept Bitcoin as payment. There’s a 95% chance that this won’t happen, but even if it does there will likely be many people dumping Bitcoin on the news anyway – causing Bitcoin to crash regardless.

NIA perfectly called the start of Bitcoin’s massive rally back in May 2016 at $530 and right now we are predicting that a crash is imminent! After this week’s disastrous hard fork that spun off a new version of Bitcoin called Bitcoin Gold, which crashed by 76.7% in a single day after Bitcoin enthusiasts realized it is not backed by real gold – the greedy Bitcoin community is becoming increasingly desperate to keep the price of Bitcoin artificially inflated. It was just announced that a new Bitcoin hard fork is being scheduled for December, which will spin off a new Bitcoin clone called Bitcoin Silver. No, this is not April Fools’ Day.

We can assure you that Bitcoin Silver will not be backed by real silver. There is no legitimate need to spin off a new coin called Bitcoin Silver. Bitcoin developers are attempting to once again manipulate the price of Bitcoin higher by promising people more free money, but NIA is confident that it won’t be able to fool the public again like it did with Bitcoin Gold.

Prior to the December hard fork of Bitcoin Silver, there will be a hard fork in November that spins off a new version of Bitcoin called B2X. This hard fork will be the most damaging to Bitcoin, because B2X is expected to challenge Bitcoin to become the main Bitcoin blockchain with the most hashpower. NIA accurately predicted on August 8th that the greedy Bitcoin community would begin to self-destruct in the following months by creating many new Bitcoin clones – rendering Bitcoin’s 21 million supply limit irrelevant.

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So I'm starting a job with a lot of commute time due to reasons.

I have to change buses/trains and I have trouble reading long texts in that setting. And using a laptop at the time is less than ideal.

So how does one spend that time usefully?

Anki is at the top, language, physics, chemistry, just about anything.

Podcosts? Nothing I usually use but I'm up for suggestions

Other ideas of how to spend that time usefully would be appreciated.

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adding const to kernel to get scholarship

Why haven't you done this yet?

>literally btfo by a pajeet woman

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New Year's /tech/ Resolutions

What are your /tech/ related revolutions for 2018? Most of you cannot even program, so I'd suggest you lurk for the year while reading all of Knuth's Art of Computer Programming books before posting.

The only vice I partake in is browsing with JavaScript enabled. I'm going to kick that habit for 2018, and I'd encourage all of you to do the same. No, uMatrix isn't enough, go all the way.

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Remember to make games using only free software.


>LMMS, calf studio and LV2 plugins

>Milky tracker

>GIMP, mypaint, Krita, Inskcape, Aseprite


>Pencil2d, Synfig, OpenToon


>Open office and dia

>Any ubuntu distro or linux mint

Remember that using free software is ethically and morally correct and frees you of paying expensive licenses and companies sueing you because you pirated their software (It happens).

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Privacy/Education thread

I'm tired of being a good goy so I'd like for someone to educate me on basic issues of tech privacy. I'm a tech waterhead so please bear with me.

1.) I have an android smartphone and dell laptop. I use firefox and have a google account. What data is being gathered on me? Why do you think it is being gathered?

2.) If I am ,in fact, being habitually recorded by Big Bro, why should this concern me? I'd like to mention I have a naughty goyim's search history and have been a bit tactless in my text messaging, internet browsing, and phone call conversation.

3.) Sans paranoid autism, may someone suggest a simple set up (OS, browser, computer brand) for a laptop or smartphone which will generally safeguard my privacy.

4.) Is there a comprhensible, comprehensive book on the present state and methodology of technocracy?

Finally 5.) Is it best to simply unplug and make do with an mp3 player, library computer, and flip-phone?

Looking for some simple reason and general info. Infographics would be nice as well

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Lenovo Explorer & Other VR Shit

Are these worth buying at their current price $265?

My main hesitation is that I'd have to go through the trouble of upgrading my Windblows partition to 10 to even use the thing.

Discuss visual rimjob machines.

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Google/Mozilla/Red Hat - Evil Companies Thread

How do we fight corporate interests posing as proponents of FOSS initiatives but slapping their users in the face?

The isolationist stances of Stallman will fail and die after he croaks, so we need an alternative to radical purism. Where's the compromise? Decentralization? I feel that undermining the concentration of power is the only way to fight these subhuman scum.

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Why python programmers hate python 3?

They don't like progress in technology or something?

I don't even like this language but i heard version 3 fixed some shit and i'm wondering if is this that bad?

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linux from scratch

what kind of performance gains do I need to prepare for after -march=nativing the build toolchain?

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Indonesian Scammers

Hey /tech/,

I got sent an email from some faggots from Indonesia telling me that my (((Apple ID))) was locked. So I followed their links with a script blocker and found a website asking for all kinds of info. Below is the email

>Dеаг anon,

>Fοг уοuг ргοtесtіοn, уοг АррIе ID іѕ аutοmаtісаllу dіѕаЬlеd.

>Wе dеtесt unаuthοгіzеd Lοgіn Аttеmрtѕ tο уοuг АррIе ID fгοm οthег IΡ Lοсаtіοn. Ρlеаѕе νегіfу уοuг іdеntіtу tοdау οг уοu ассοunt wіll Ье dіѕаЬlеd.

>Υοuг Ассοunt Ассеѕѕ Ηаѕ Вееn Lοсκеd Fοг Τhе Fοllοwіng Rеаѕοnѕ.

>Wе Wаnt tο сhесκ уοuг ассοunt ѕuгеlу nοt lοgіn wіth οthег dеνісе

Υοuг ассοunt hаѕЬееn lοсκеd untіl thіѕ іѕѕuеd hаѕ Ьееn геѕοlνеd wе wіll wаіtіng fοг 12 Ηοuгѕ οг Υοuг Ассοunt hаѕ Ьееn dіѕаЬlеd регmаnеntlу

>Whаt Το Dο Νеχt:

>Ρlеаѕе сlісκ Lοgіn Ьuttοn Ьеllοw tο уοuг аррlе Ассοunt аnd ргονіdе thе іnfοгmаtіοn



>Τеаm Ѕuррοгt АррlеID

>рlеаѕе dο nοt герlу tο thіѕ еmаіl. Τhіѕ еmаіl wаѕ ѕеnt tο уοu, Το gеt іn tοuсh, gο tο thе аррlе wеЬѕіtе аnd сlісκ Ηеlр & Сοntасt.


>Сοругіght © 1999-2017 аррlе, Аll Rіght Rеѕегνеd

It's obviously fake. Here's the website too:


Marvel at how much information they ask for.

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Redpill me on Dlang

I see people dismiss the D language but with no justification. So tell me why you think it's shit.

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LibreBoot service

"By /tech/, For /tech/"

Me and a few buddies wanted to make a mail-order service to libreboot computers. We'll have a PO Box and accept bitcoin. I've already librebooted 6 X200's, 2 X60T's, and one T500. I only have an X60 tablet and X200 still if anyone wants proof.

We don't have a name yet for our buisness. Right now we're thinking to charge $100 with no price of shipping. How does this sound?


We'll make a website too, and it'll be transparent incase you're afraid we're CIANiggers trying to install tracking devices on your comps.


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>talk to a girl who is in her last semesters of software engineering (basically doing her intership)

>did you learn C/C++?

>No, we learned java and python

>I'm trying to self teach myself data structures and I hope to make a linked list on java.

>what's that? a list? do you mean a checklist (some literal checklist in her java gui builder)?

>I'm sure she thinks she's hot shit because she took software engineering (literal top 1% of girls).

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jewcob applebum

What happened to this guy in the end ? Why was he fired and after that his victims didn't file any legal shit against him ? Why did most of the tor community just go along with it ? Why was his tor directory authority closed even though it had nothing to do with the whole debacle ?

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How to easily keep track of a lot of key-bindings when configuring programs.

So I run i3wm and it uses a lot of key-bindings and I want to try a different configuration but I find it hard to keep track on what bindings have already been used, and which hasn't.

Any ideas for this?


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Interesting Articles / Blog Posts / Blogs

Post any you like.


Rule 1

>Don't post links without a description

Rule 2

>Make suree every link has a description

Rule 3

>Follow rule 1 and 2

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Could "big data" help cure diseases?

Usually, "big data" is used to profile people and shove targeted advertisements into our faces, so it has a bad connotation. But maybe it could be used to good effect too.

Medicine has failed us (mostly). Millions of people are dying from heart failure, cancer, kidney failure, etc. But some people get cured of these things. They call it "spontaneous remission" but clearly it has some cause. What if we tracked everyone who healed their diseases and tried to make associations between lifestyles, diets, whatever, and their cures? So for example, say 50% of people who got rid of their cancer had this or that in their diet. Of course, this would be a big privacy violation, but maybe it's worth it?

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First, they came for Torrent sites, next, for Dailystormer, and now Sci-hub

Giving ICANN to the UN? What could possibly happen, right? Registrar-terrorism is now a thing and this body of unelected Global paid agents is coming for you next.

But seriously, is Sci-hub really dead?

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How do you code authentic retro videogames?

Like how do you emulate the constraints of retro consoles?

I want to make a retro game on SDL but I dunno how to get that retro feeling?

Low resolution?

Same color pallethe?

Color dithering?

Those are the easy ones to guess, but I don't know what else to do.

How do you do screen flickering?

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Amazon Wants You to Let Them In (Literally)

Amazon is now offering a new delivery service connected to its Cloud Cam smart home system that will allow a delivery driver to enter a customer's home to drop off a package.


In an age where packages left on doorsteps are disappearing with increasing frequency, Amazon is offering a new "service" where you let the delivery driver into your home. Enter the Internet of Things and Amazon’s Cloud Cam-based “Key” service in which the wifi-connected camera communicates with an electronic lock on one’s front door. When the delivery driver arrives, he or she will scan the package’s barcode, which is authenticated before allowing entry into the home. With one swipe, the courier unlocks the door, enters the doorway, drops off the package, shuts the door, and with another swipe, relocks the door. The entire delivery is caught on camera, which is then transmitted to the customer’s smart phone along with a delivery notification.

In an effort to combat package theft, Amazon has taken a number of steps, including lockers at third-party locations, and backyard aerial delivery with drones. Amazon Key takes this to a whole new level, while making a major advance in a still-developing market. Cloud Cam is the central hub of Amazon’s new push into the “smart home” market, acting not only as a home security system, but seamlessly integrated with the Alexa system to accept voice commands and to interact with other enabled devices. While the camera is available now, Amazon Key will not be available for a couple more weeks. Still, the service has an under-reported dark side. All of the data collected through Alexa and the Cloud Cam systems becomes proprietary for Amazon—and very quickly, the company knows almost everything about each and every customer, purportedly for the purpose of providing better, tailored services.

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List For Rebels

What's a good reading list for rebel /tech/nicians?

Good languages for the counterculture?

Good Operating Systems for those of extreme opinions?

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Since when CCC went full retard ?

I'm watching CCC conferences and what the fuck happened ?



No fucking source are given, shit is pulled out of arses constantly, personal conclusion are taken as facts.

How can this pseudo opinion bullshit was authorized to be showed at the CCC ?

The level of manipulation of these fags are unprecedented.




The means of transporting that message is done via sentimentalism and indirect shaming and it's disgusting because it won't make shit go in a positive direction.

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Shanghai'd for your information

>"Yes sir, what are you in for today?"

Just a check up.

>"Oh, o.k. sir, could I have two photo IDs, your insurance card, your name, alias, address, two e-mail addresses, your employer, employer's address, your cell, homeline, alternate line in case we can't get a hold of you there--"


>"Wait a minute sir, we have additional forms for your medical history since your birth, attachment statements to document that history, also we need your birth certificate, social security, taxpayer number--"

I didn't think

>"Well, please fill out what you can sir, anyways, if you could fill out the same forms for your spouse, children and your parents--"

Do I have to give you my cell--

>"It's required for service here sir, also these forms are so we can share this information with anyone from your ex-wives' detective agency that decide they want dirt on you to the CVS pharmacy clerk that got bored and is looking for gossip."

Why didn't you tell me about this when I was making the appointment?

>"Sir, this is standard medical information :^)."

I don't think I'll be going through with this appointment then, you Shanghai'd me.

>"Of course sir, the cancellation fee is $30 :^). Also, that growth on your neck looks very dangerous, are you sure you don't want someone to see it right now? :^) :^) :^)."

How the fuck do I get out of this bullshit?

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Tox Thread - Find /tech/ Friends!

Post your Tox IDs ITT thread, and find /tech/ friends with common interests.

I'm a weeaboo, so my preference is towards other /tech/ users who are weeaboos.

My tox ID is:


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Having developed some interest in distrohopping, I read up on some RPM package manager ones. So I ended up at OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. But it has systemd, so as a challenge I tried to look for something that doesn't (not that I actually need it, my experience has only been Mint and I never really get down to the init script level). Exactly one distro - semi-rolling PCLinuxOS.

Here's the catch though - it apparently scores quite high on DistroWatch, but information on it is fucking scarce. None of the usual places have anything worthwhile and exactly 0 results on the InstallGentoo wiki. Have any of you anons actually used it and what can you tell me about your experiences? Arch and Gentoo suggestions aren't new, I don't want to go full autism just yet and this isn't a distro suggestion thread.