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 No.912792

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

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

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

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

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

- Non-shit frontend for NNTPchan.

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

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

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

 No.912806

A program that allows you to look into the network traffic of specific programs. As in, "this program sent this at this time". But not too complicated like Wireshark is.


 No.912808

>>912792

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

This will be easier with a custom imageboard XML protocol. Get rid of HTTP and browsers entirely.


 No.912809

>>912806

>But not too complicated like Wireshark is.

Brainlets like you don't need to know what sort of traffic programs are generating - you wouldn't understand it anyhow


 No.912826

>>912809

Care to explain how Wireshark does what I posted, smartass?


 No.912838

>so we can say final goodbye to Discord.

>we

I never even said hi to it. There are thousands of ways to communicate without botnet over the internet and you want to create another one? Why?

>As a piece of software Gimp and Krita and Inkscape and the likes are just completely inferior in every way

Did you read the manuals? I see a lot of great artwork created using those programs. Stop listening to 12 year olds on youtube making photoshop tutorials.

>Some kind of online

No. Stop pushing shit to the web. Last thing we need is more shitty web apps.

>Imageboard software

We are posting here without any major problems. No need to make another imageboard software and stop working of it after a week, because you got bored.

>A web browser

It's not the browser that is the source of your problems. It's the web itself. It's impossible for even a small group of people to replace firefox or chrome. Those projects have 12000+ years of development time behind them.

>Something like wordpress that allows you to make easily editable websites

Just write html or use <some markup language> -> html converter.


 No.912839

>>912826

As far as I recall, there is something called "Process Attribution" in Wireshark that describes what you said. Anyway, if you have the pid, you could get the transmitting TCP ports from netstat. Which you then could use in Wireshark to filter packets.


 No.912843

>>912838

>I never even said hi to it.

All your friends and family did, and they really want you to join.

>I see a lot of great artwork created using those programs

I see someone make great artwork in fucking MS paint and program in notepad, that doesn't make them good programs that can compete with industry standard tools in professional work. I use Photoshop in my job and I cannot see myself ever using Gimp nor Krita in it's place because they're just not as effective. Inkscape is like eating cactus for breakfast in comparison to Illustrator and Indesign.

>Stop pushing shit to the web

Google docs are used a lot and has a similar usefulness as a wiki page. Nobody wants to download every random file and wait 7 minutes for libreoffice to boot up to view it.

>We are posting here without any major problems. No need to make another imageboard software

>I can survive eating shit so there's no need for improvement

Stopped reading.


 No.912849

>>912806

I actually used to have something like this on Windows, and it came with everything like limiting bandwidth usage of a particular process, except I only used it to the free trial and replaced it with something more specific to what I wanted done.


 No.912850

>>912806

nethogs


 No.912853

Dating software. I don't mean shitty apps that flood sluts inboxes with messages but software that pairs people up mechnically. If you're going to build a profile on me at least use it for my benefit. Point me to girls who lean my way politically or share the foods I like or just my hobbies.

If your database was even slightly worth a damn it would be a miracle piece of software. But then I suppose the state of search engines these days it would try and match me with a tattoo covered dyke who hates computers.


 No.912858

>>912843

>industry standard tools in professional work

>professional

>industry standard

>says that while sitting in a shady photo studio adjusting contrast of some crappy wedding photos

You have probably been using photoshop for so long that your brain got hardwired to work in certain way. Gimp and Krita can be just as effective you just have to learn how to use them.

>Inkscape is like eating cactus for breakfast in comparison to Illustrator and Indesign.

Indesign is publishing software, inkscape is not. Use scribus instead.

>Nobody wants to download every random file and wait 7 minutes for libreoffice to boot up to view it.

Because waiting 10 minutes for browser to boot up is much better. Libreoffice uses less ram than firefox/chrome.

>I can survive eating shit so there's no need for improvement

What improvement?


 No.912909

>>912792

TempleBIOS CFW for the Intel management engine to keep ring -3 safe from niggers.


 No.912912

I have no interest in any of those projects, OP.


 No.912913

>>912792

> so we can say final goodbye to Discord.

If you have ever used discord you gotta go


 No.913085

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

oh so matrix is just some shit like discord but not proprietary? will avoid then

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

[pajeet.jpg]

pajeet my son, you have two choices:

a) create something that actually solves a problem, like HTML

b) create something that sort of wants to be like software but can't really make up it's mind, and be left with a bunch of insecure shit that crashes every minute


 No.913291

>>912792

Good speech recognition for both dictation and issuing voice commands. Better for everyone but essential for the quadrispazzed.

Everything else is good enough and progressing.


 No.913294

>>912808

This. We desperately need to trash the entire concept of the "general purpose web browser". Fuck it. Fuck the whole god damn thing. Imageboards should be completely standalone desktop software from top to bottom.


 No.913296


 No.913323

>>913296

There are a few projects out there but they're all way off being good enough to use. Dragon is the only option for speech recognition.


 No.913325

>>913294

You might as well resurrect smalltalk and lisp machines and build the system in a higher level language.


 No.913330

>>913325

That has nothing to do with lisp machines. Infact it's ideologically very close to Unix. Have software that does one thing and does it well.


 No.913331

>>912808

>This will be easier with a custom imageboard XML protocol. Get rid of HTTP and browsers entirely.

howbout get rid of webshit and all of its ilk, so no XML or JSON either


 No.913336

>>913331

>custom encrypted binary data transfer protocol with a unique decryption/encryption key for each user

>decryption keys can only be generated from the most braindead IRC bot interaction (99.9% of normalfags filtered by this alone)

>keyserver,, post, images, and videos are all decentralized via P2P and/or IPFS across all users

>no single entity either "owns" or "hosts" the imageboard


 No.913373

Spamfilters that instead of immediately dropping e-mails, actively reply to spammers using NLP techniques. This will (when adopted) lower the effectiveness of the spam (in profits) as more man-power is required to filter out the AI responses, making the whole spam-buisiness less lucrative. Maybe niggers and pajeets will finally stop dedicating resources to the spam-effforts so that the ISP will finally unblock the required ports to run e-mail servers from home without using an SMTP proxy.


 No.913376

>What software does the world need?

it's pretty simple

-software that works and doesn't crash or resource leak every 5 minutes

-software that doesn't have 10000 vulnerabilities that need to be patched every week

-software that doesn't need to be patched to make the GUI worse every week

-software that doesn't need to be patched every day

>discord

no, that's not even software


 No.913439

More Libre and Free hardware that respects your freedom. The EOMA68 is about the only one I know.


 No.913940

Anonymous communication and file distribution software. The problem is theoretical, instead of practical, so software does not exist. The dining cryptographer's problem would solve the problem to some extent, but it does not scale well, nor is it resistant to denial of service attacks. It always annoys me when youtube ecelebs talk about decentralization without ever mentioning how dangerous P2P communication is for political discussion if there is no proper anonymity.


 No.913976

>>913373

>spams are meant to be replied

t. clueless normie

I bet you also thing that goynauseam makes you "more private" by downloading all the ads it can reach.

Your post looks like a description of a software I've seen already


 No.913983

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 No.913992

File: af918649869727c⋯.jpg (84.69 KB, 475x451, 475:451, 559.jpg)

umm ok heres some

- A secure general-purpose microkernel OS that is usable for modern desktop and/or server.

So far nothing really meets that, although i'm optimistic about Genode and the inevitable freedom-respecting fork of Fuchsia.

- A browser that is lightweight, able to view all webpages, and not botnet.

but as others here pointed out, web standards and stuff make this one impossible >_<

and for my third one i'm gonna be a bit nonspecific.

- Something that empowers and reintroduces decentralization to the net.

idc what, but it needs to happen! The world wide web was supposed to be decentralized, but nowadays with so many people on twitter, facebook, etc, more of online interactions are pushed to a few sites, and of course they're all botnet. We need something to bring the web back to how it was many years ago.


 No.914116

>>913294

I don't want to run your shitty RCE-ridden imageboard client. Better to leave stuff as is.

The real problem with browsers is that the web was built to render documents, and everything else was an afterthought. The gave us an inch and we took a mile, and now we decided it was a good idea to build webapps and the likes, even though they are an abomination. What we really need is an execution environment similar to web browsers, but actually thought from the ground up to be used for easy to install applications, then leave browsers for what they are and not support dumb shit like WebUSB, which while useful shouldn't fucking belong on a web browser.


 No.914145

>>913976

Are you fucking retarded? That is the whole point. The machines reply to spam (instead of blocking them) to keep the niggers busy. As a result, they have to add more man-power to filter out the AI-powered replies which makes the spam-business less lucrative.


 No.914146

File: e2d72d7aa062ce8⋯.png (3.71 KB, 640x336, 40:21, atlantis.ans.png)

>>914116

> Better to leave stuff as is

Stuff is complete shit right now. Do you want to live in shit, surrounded by normies, SJW and cianiggers?

Anyway if you stuck to the "old" Internet model, Usenet provided the equivalent of chans and forums. So just make an anonymous NNTP thing and you're good. There's already nntpchan but it's far from perfect, since their primary interface is in fact the web! That's backwards...

Kinda related: Terry talks about low-bandwitdh RS-232 network separate from Internet. https://youtube.com/watch?v=xVxNgE1chl4


 No.914148

>muh we need to replace imageboards just like every other week

USENET IS STILL ALIVE

a functioning USENET to html page, that would be useful

NNTPChan does not function, not on TBB with JS disabled


 No.914163

>>913940

How do you deliver a letter to someone's mailbox anonymously?

You can't, you're trying to solve an impossible problem. Your best bet is to send it through a middle man like a post office (centralized server) or some friends (TOR).


 No.914165

>>914148

Usenet isn't anonymous though. Among other things, the headers show the poster's IP address, organization, and client name/version. All of which is stuff that can be used to track someone.

You can already browse and post to Usenet via google's web interface, but it pretty much sucks ass (besides just being google). If you just want a graphical client, there's already plenty of those. Even Netscape used to have one built-in. But at least you weren't stuck with GUI or webshit, and could use simple terminal clients like Tin, Pine, Slrn, and so on.

Some months ago I posted without JS to nntpchan via 2hu-ch.org, did they change it?


 No.914170

>>912806

Use custom router firmware with a MITM program that intercepts all encrypted traffic and log all that traffic with port used and time then transfer that to a web server on your PC where your OS is also logging times of applications used and ports assigned. It's up to you decode (not decrypt since the MITM handles that) the traffic though.

Then you can examine the logs and see what traffic they sent at what time. I did a uni project about something like this. Windows 10 is CONSTANTLY transferring data.


 No.914171

>>914116

>What we really need is an execution environment similar to web browsers, but actually thought from the ground up to be used for easy to install applications

That's called an operating system.


 No.914172

>>914171

To be fair, I'm surprised nobody is selling sandboxed, virtual machine, "web browser" software that promises users they can use the internet and install programs without ever getting a threatening virus


 No.914210

>>913940

>>914163

Do you know about I2P? It solves more or less this very problem. But don't expect lightning speeds though.


 No.914217

>>914170

Yeah my point was to not have to do all that.


 No.914225

>>914172

ChromeOS


 No.914230

The world needs a virtual investigator stringboard, so you can have a topic of investigation to open and it shows a web of linked pictures, audio, articles and as you enter into each node on the web it opens more linked things.


 No.914234

>>914171

Ideally, and in theory, that would be the case. In practice, operating systems are insecure pieces of shit that give installed programs a license to kill once executed, only made worse by hardware vulns like rowhammer where absolutely no paranoid-tier setups can save you

There is a reason modern web browsers are like shitty OS used to run webapps: they are simply more comfortable, and more secure than installing unknown programs willy nilly (chances are your curated official distro repos don't package everything you need, specially if we go around making programs for every silly idea you have). With regular programs, you have to download, install and configure the program in every computer you want to use, sometimes in places where installing something requires approval from the administrators; with webapps, you just type in the URL in a web browser you likely already have installed (and if you don't, chances are you should not use that machine for whatever you wanted to do), and you are ready to go. Web browsers are also supposedly more comfortable for developers since they provide an abstraction layer over whatever OS or architecture the program is running on, and also provide several commonly used constructs with really simple API so they don't have to reimplement everything and the kitchen sink.

So unless you manage to single handedly revolutionise the OS landscape, people are still going to rely on the cojcept of webapps. Webapps are shit because browsers are simultaneously trying to be document viewers and VM runtimes, and nowadays are better at the second one. Notice how most web frameworks are there to avoid dealing directly with HTML and CSS? That's because they are shit, or at least for anything that's not a document, which is also why vertically aligning something with CSS is done via hacks, because documents were not supposed not to have vertical boundaries.

tl;dr browsers are shit because they are trying to shift their focus without ditching backwards compatibility, Android is the closest thing we have to an "operating system of the future", which is a shame because Android is shit, and >>914172 is right: an easy to use, sandboxed execution platform would be really nice. It's what Electron is trying to be, but failing horribly by having both the worst of local programs and webapps at once.


 No.914238

>>914172

There is a H2020 project submitted that does something like that. Basically the intend is that every application lives inside its own 'micro-kernel'.


 No.914245

>Attractive FOSS frontend for Matrix

No. Matrix is just marketing. A perfect example of "let's do something but don't look at what others have already done" attitude.

>goodbye to Discord

Besides the datamining parts, Discord uses a libre software: https://rocket.chat

This has been mentioned multiple times on /tech/, I don't understand why you keep asking for an alternative.

>Programs that can properly replace Photoshop and other adobe software.

More accurately: software developers who actually know what professionals need.

>online documents/spreadsheets

Several alternatives already exist. Gobby for simple text.

>that can replace XYZ megacorp.

Not possible. One of the reason people use their services is authentication. If you forget your password, just reset it.

But if you lose, damage or compromise your private key(s), you have to contact hundreds of people know, and verify again.

>A web browser that isn't dependent on...

https://otter-browser.org

>>912806

>A program that allows you to look into the network traffic of specific programs

No. Secure connections should be handled in a way that no other software can look in the traffic.

>this program sent this at this time

Microsoft Network Monitor and successors, Wireshark also have some process id based filter (only on Windows)

Unix systems have networking that can't differentiate between programs. This is the reason iptables suck.

>>913291

>>913323

>Good speech recognition for both dictation and issuing voice commands.

Support Simon https://simon.kde.org/


 No.914246

>>914245

>otter browser

sell me on it. I'm currently using chromium, aside from the presumed lack of botnet what technical advantages does it have?


 No.914248

>>914246

Good UI. But no addons available, though planned.


 No.914256

>>913373

Found it, last November.

https://www.netsafe.org.nz/rescam

Second link appeared on hackerjews 4 months ago:

https://spa.mnesty.com/

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16036121

>>913989

>scaremongering on 8gag

Eh you got em, reddit!

>>914145

Do you have any clue how spam works? If they had to manually reply all bullshit dumb normies send them back, they'd already lose all manpower. Point is, automated spam is no-reply. it's either "click this link" or html embeds with malware, nigerian letters with actual monkey on other end are too rare these days, and probably are automated with chat bot engines too, fin. There is no sense in battling it with some AI or whatever your media-poisoned mind comes up with, only if you want to scam dumb gen-x managers yourself by making a said startup that fights spam with blockchain-enhanced neural networks only for $999/month.


 No.914257

File: 59ee3143eada8a5⋯.gif (1.33 MB, 540x349, 540:349, 59ee3143eada8a554a1f445671….gif)

>>914245

>Discord uses a libre software: https://rocket.chat

Proof? I think you are lying.


 No.914258

>>914172

Qubes with Whonix guests.


 No.914289

>>914163

If the anonymity protocol allows you to broadcast messages to everyone, you could simply broadcast the ciphertext of the message you want to send. The message would be encrypted with the receiving node's public encryption key, and therefore no other node would be able to read the message's contents. However, like I said, DC networks do not scale well, so such a trivial solution is not practical, but it is a proof of concept nevertheless.

>>914210

I2P may or may not be good, but I don't think it is proven to be secure. Riffle would be a better example of a project that is trying to solve the kind of problem I had in mind, but according to the paper, while it can handle 100k users for microblogging, for file sharing it's limited to 200 users.

There is of course the hope that one day one of these I2P-style projects will be found good enough for most cases in practical scenarios even if proofs of anonymity do not exist. The next problem would be to actually implement well-designed programs on top of the network. Considering the current nature of open source culture, I'm not too optimistic about that happening any time soon. Developing trustworthy security tools requires a work style far more rigorous than 99% of hobbyists are willing to commit to, not that proprietary pajeets are any better. That is of course true regarding quality software development in general, which is why we get garbage like systemd.


 No.914611

>>914257

>asking for proof on an anonymous imageboard

Ask Discord whether they use it or not.

You can also ask the question which was first: the egg or the omelette?


 No.914621

>>914611

Well they talk about how they built there own backend to handle all the messages they have to pass around so I doubt they use it.


 No.914816

>>912853

I'm curious - how do you expect the model to deal with skewed gender ratio? Suppose it determines that a certain type of woman X is compatible with a certain type of man Y. But it just so happens that there are 34 users of type X and 145 users of type Y. How do you resolve this? Lottery? Tournament?

>But then I suppose the state of search engines these days it would try and match me with a tattoo covered dyke who hates computers.

If you want to match on interests, this is what you get. You can sometimes specifically sort out dykes and tattoos, like on OkCupid, in which case you get mentally defective, delusional, fat single moms.


 No.915049

>>912806

We need uMatrix systemwide.


 No.915052

>>915049

>program that shows where programs want to connect to and lets you define where they can connect and what folders they have access to

I'd subscribe to your patreon for this shit


 No.915217

>>915049

firejail+iptables


 No.915233

>>915049

lol all these memers who use the latest fad browser addons (noscript, adblock, blockad, matrixwhatever, umatrix, etc) don't understand that they're just bloat.


 No.915239

>>915052

netstat -anp

<it only shows a snapshot of the current state

>it doesn't capture the particular metric i want

neither does whatever meme advanced firewall security sysadmin tool you want

(oh wait they're just created by web hipsters nowadays)

neither does whatever meme webscale tool you want


 No.915296

>>915052

Any mandatory access control system. More bloated but supposedly secure way is Qubes. There's also SubgraphOS, but it's duck-taped GNOME with grsec/AppArmor with is a shitfest of vulnerabilities:

https://micahflee.com/2017/04/breaking-the-security-model-of-subgraph-os/


 No.915322

>>915052

Outpost Security Suite did have all of this. Call Yandex and ask for the source-code.


 No.915327

>>915296

>SubgraphOS

>name is literally two memes appended together in a memetic form

>it's shit

who woulda thunk


 No.915348

>>913983

underrated post

probably hardly anyone here remembers how even into triforce


 No.915349

I would say a cli client for matrix would be a godsent.


 No.915350

>>915233

>addons which help block botnet and bloat are bloat

Say, are they botnet too? You think running bare stock FF is better in any way, shape or form?


 No.915374

>>914230

I'd really want this, maybe I'll make it my next project. I've always like the idea of assembling a database that deals with loads of different information and topics for an investigation and whatnot. There are projects like Cesium and Geowave that take data and can arrange and categorize things geographically, then all you need is a database of people and events to really get the full picture of an investigation.


 No.915377

>>912792

A bunch of this shit exists and you just don't know because almost everyone whos posts here is just larping.


 No.915449

I feel like making more webshit is really not progress.

Some things I can think of:

>a command line email client that supports both PGP and multiple email accounts well (pine has good pgp, and mutt has good multi-account, but nothing has both afaik)

>A terminal that supports extra features like zmodem and decent output capture, but doesn't depend on half of KDE

>A non-framework that can abstract most web functions. like cookies, sessions, header processing, etc, but then leaves you to write the actual page content however you see fit.

>>915349

Already exists:

https://github.com/torhve/weechat-matrix-protocol-script

I use it, it's better than riot in every way.


 No.915456

>>915449

mutt really just needs better documentation. Its so hard to find exactly what you have to do to really get it up and running with your emails


 No.915471

>>915456

The other annoyance I have with mutt is that it doesn't show you anything about accounts other that the one you're currently viewing, which means you have to manually flip through all of them to see if you have mail.


 No.915505

>>915471

>>915456

I'd recommend checking out mu4e. It's pretty simple to setup and easily supports multiple emails. You do have to do some extra configuration if you want to be able to choose an account to send from rather than just having a default one, but you don't have to do anything special for viewing mail from multiple.

I haven't personally tested using gpg with it myself, but it does look like it supports it.


 No.915546

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

Image editing is simply complex, its already incredible that we have softwares like Gimp/Krita/Inkscape free. If you want to improve them I believe the only way is trowing money in, lots of.

>Some kind of online documents/spreadsheets that can replace google docs. Ideally combined with git mechanics and syntax highlighting if you add code

Libreoffice has a online version now. AFIK Nextcloud too.

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

Lynxchan exists.

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

This shows that you haven't researched for one minute, static site generators are the new trend and there are dozens of them. There are also old CMSs that are more simple than WP.


 No.915548

>>914245

>https://otter-browser.org

>QtWebEngine

This is a worst option than Midori or GNOME Web, which uses Apple's WebKitGTK instead of Blink.


 No.915553

>>915377

>A bunch of this shit exists

Sorry, I don't listen to retards who think GIMP can compete with Photoshop.


 No.915581

>>915553

That's right you shouldn't. Gimp has zero desire to compete with Photoshop because they only care about being Gimp.


 No.915582

>>915449

>The current encryption implementation in weechat-matrix-protocol is incompatible with Matrix. It was written for an early proof-of-concept version of the protocol that used Olm, and does not work with the current Matrix protocol which utilises Megolm.

>Help appreciated to get it working!


 No.915590

>>915581

>gimps in charge of comprehending the topic

This is why nobody likes you.


 No.915620

>>915590

>what is this world of warcraft

It's actually starcraft


 No.915642

Joke answer: we need Dissembler.

Real answer: incorporate dynamic HTML crap straight into browser standards, so we don't have to rely on a interpreter that has more holes than a sieve. Javascript was one big mistake.


 No.915675

>>915642

All the web dynamics you need are in CGI.pm, and everything added later is bloat. Bloat is still bloat no matter how you implement it.


 No.915725

>>915553

>most

Retard.


 No.915736

File: 8d2a14ef43c86ce⋯.jpg (580.38 KB, 1153x823, 1153:823, stopped-reading-there.jpg)

>imageboard


 No.915738

>>915675

But he's right. If you implement HTML tags for polling and loading as soon it's needed to be seen on the screen, you can avoid tons of javascript. No reasons for javascript is the only way to make it die.

You may call it bloat but it's way better to have control over the bloat than to hand it off to 3rd party code.


 No.915741

When are we finally gonna get a browser with native umatrix? I've been waiting for years. Literally the only think that keeps me on shitfox, and the biggest fail of every alternative browser I've seen.

>>915348

>probably hardly anyone here remembers how even into triforce

The board software trims leading spaces so you put in an alternate whitespace char. Wow much skill, so impress! There's decade old articles on it all over the internet if you google.


 No.915742

>>915738

The best solution would be to design something superior to JS (which probably means even more pajeet friendly), but which is also secretly much easier to block without breaking the page. That way we can cuck the webdevs into adopting it for convenience, and by the time they realize everyone is blocking their analytics and shit it will be too late.


 No.915806

>>915736

>complaining about imageboards in an imageboard

>>>/reddit/


 No.915810

Why is virtualbox such absolute shit compared to vmware?


 No.915816

>>912792

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

Qutebrowser isn't FF or Chrome dependent, yet it lacks privacy tools and doesn't support addons/extensions, maybe in the future it will be a viable option.


 No.915817

>>914816

Not him but

>These ${gender} share similar interests


 No.915820

>>915816

>Qutebrowser isn't FF or Chrome

It depends on QtWebengine which depends on chrome.


 No.915825

>>915816

This is my complaint. They prioritize emulating Vi keybindings over the security and maturity of the browser. Until they have a domain-based content blocker like uMatrix--I'd even settle for a pattern-based content blocker like uBlock Origin--and a blossoming extension ecosystem, I'd settle for FF despite its shortcomings, because they're easy to amend.


 No.915835

Easier to ask what software the world doesn't need because that list is much bigger.

But the world needs a FLOSS alternative to everything.


 No.915891

>>915817

what are you even saying


 No.916222

>>915742

A cross-platform GUI toolkit which is easier to use than html/css/javascript/embedded-browser combo.


 No.916234

FOSS SFM

The only reasonable FOSS SFM program is Bundler, which abandoned development around 2009-2010 and never got past generating a point-cloud. Newer packages, like Autodesk's proprietary "123D" go so far as to generate a mesh and texture it.

Distributed ANN run by anons

A distributed bittorrent-like swarm of neural nets where each anon trains and maintains their own "cortex" that can take inputs and deliver outputs to and from others.

Node editor for shell commands

Something like the blender node editor, except that each node is a shell command with the inputs/outputs being pipes.


 No.918146

>>916234

>Node editor for shell commands

Not quite what you're describing, but this is a thing:

http://pipecut.org/


 No.919134

>>914217

MITM is the correct way to do it, I have a som9331 sitting on my desk specifically to do just that.


 No.919267

>>915642

Decentraleyes is a nice start. It stores all those meme.js hipster frameworks locally avoiding unnecessary third-party connects. However, since nowadays most internet/web users are pajeets with smartphones, data caps and dial-up speeds, web pages hack their way though minimizing battery drain, tcp connections and long polling, i.e. it's better to load small javascript that loads one message on page when it appears on a server instead of downloading the same html page over again fundamental difference between 4chan and 8chan engines as an example

Also, dynamic responsive page layouts done in pure CSS open a new window for fingerprinting, this is why Tor Browser tells to never resize the window I wonder how many of Tor users actually follow this advice. Here's a nice demo showing the concept:

https://arthuredelstein.github.io/tordemos/media-query-fingerprint.html


 No.919268

>>919134

>MITMing traffic with third-party hardware when it can be done on local OS level

>brainlet.exe


 No.919271

>>919268

But how's he going to buy swag that shows what an elite hacker he is if he just does it the sane way in software?


 No.919273

>>919271

Umm, you could always echo the log to a L337 drop-down terminal window with neon-green bitmap fonts that pops alerts in amber when your gnome calculator tries to get latest currency prices.


 No.925869


The only reason we kept some things locked under subscription, is because we had no food to eat, and no money to survive, but we decided to just give up on it and keep working as always we did


 No.926119

Hopefully published this summer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-d6GXNsbX4

The most advanced compiler and language ever developed


 No.926122

>>926119

i'm not watching that. doesn't give any information except "demo"


 No.926155

>>925869

Don't quote things in code boxes


 No.927568

>>926155

Guess where that is from.


 No.938674

saving from tripspam and cuckchan invasion


 No.938677

>>912792

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

AFAIK they're already working on web UI, it'll look like Discord.


 No.938687

>>912806

https://www.opensnitch.io/

https://github.com/evilsocket/opensnitch

This was the closest thing I could find, I don't think it lets you show exactly what is being sent, but it does alert the user of a connection. It's based of the proprietary Little Snitch for OSX.

Maybe if someone here is proficient in Go, they could fork and modify it to add that extra ability.


 No.938751

File: e2ed1d9c190aac7⋯.jpg (55.74 KB, 639x477, 71:53, rmvdance.jpg)

New vim bindings convention applied to web browsing, which can be used with no hassle with just one hand and tested for the capability to being used proficiently while fapping.

It's absolutely intolerable to have to resort again to a filthy mouse like a disgusting proprietary zombie a few times a day when the carnal urges decide to arrive.

I have actually e-mailed Richard about this, and he agreed that my claim touched on an essential point for the future of free software, and that appending a new, fifth, freedom to the set of essential freedoms is being studied by the FSF for a while, it being obviously that the usage of the software should be possible, with no obstacles whatsoever, during masturbatory activities. The only reason our communications didn't go further and he is not publicly supporting this was our disagreement about two points. First, he insisted I should try using emacs instead of simply vim bindings, and guaranteed that this was one of their main preoccupations all along while making it, and he had tested the software for this purpose many, many times. And he was right, it doesn't make your navigation cumbersome, but for some reason I just couldn't get erect. Something about the way it had my hand moving on the keyboard just made my dick shrink, go figure, so it really defeated the point.

Also, he said that even though he was going to support me and we would revolutionize the world of software together with this new vision, so underappreciated before, when all was said and done and we had changed the world, I should remember to never use my now fap-convenient free software to watch non-free JS porn online.

I interjected that there was no such thing as free JS porn online, and he furiously sent me a few links to prove me wrong. But after I assessed that my first impression was indeed wrong, visiting his links and discovering that there are in fact 4 videos and 15 images which can be rendered with free-JS, I had to be honest and tell him they totally suck. One of the videos was incestuous furry porn, other were just insanely obese women dancing naked(it's even possible they were using bikinis and not actually naked, you just couldn't tell), which is hardly even porn, and the other two were in such quality that you couldn't be sure at all what was on them, just recognizing the motion associated with sexual activities between the pixelated blur.

I didn't realize how insensitive I was being, and just saw my mistake when he stormed me with god so many interjections about how that was the only porn he ever watched since 1982, that three of the videos have only been available from 2010 to now, and for almost 20 years he just had one, and that my refusal in understanding commitment to freedom was unspeakable. He then said that just talking to me was a violation of his real freedom and stopped responding.

I'm being honest about how foolish I was, and admitting my mistakes, so I hope you guys don't hold that against me and join me in the search for this missing link in our way to real software freedom, and remember to correct people who only mention four essential freedoms.


 No.938839

- A fediverse client that doesn't require you to understand federation and uses a default node for sign up/log in.

- A libre server protocol spec compliant implementation of Minecraft 1.5.2 (the last version before users stopped playing)

- A NewPipe-like peertube Android client

- A libre Slack client (I'm working on this one)

- A dynamically typed and compiled programming language (also working on this one)


 No.938840

>>915553

Get GMIC you sperg, Photoshop can't do jack.


 No.938845

A great floss music player. The best is probably Clementine, but it's nowhere near as good as foobar or mediamonkey


 No.939010

>>938845

Audacious works fine, it can even use Winamp 2 skins and play several esoteric audio formats. mpc was okay too, but it can't play certain formats, or it only has partial support for some.


 No.939023

>>913940

You’re describing Tox.


 No.939031


 No.939039

>>939026

Executing non-free just makes me hornier, I must admit. It's about the danger and excitement you know. It's not mentioned a lot but dowm on the West Coast where I live we have these parties and orgies where we execute it together in a group to see who catches some virus. It's called bugchasing, you can research it


 No.939043

>>939039

Well in the Pacific northwest, we don't do any of that gay shit.


 No.939052

>>939010

Still not as good as proprietary options.

Also all free android music players suck, nothing is close to Poweramp




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