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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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>infowars.com being taken down

Alex Jones was right.

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YaST

Is it worth a shit? SUSEniggers swear by it but I’m not convinced until I have tried it. Anyone have experience with it?

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You don't own nothing goy

As we have predicted, since the millennial is determined to be a class of eternally renting chattel serfs, Apple is pushing hard for developers to switch to subscription based software, or SaaS in our parlance.

>In April 2017, a group of over 30 software developers gathered at a luxury loft in New York City's suuuupper trendy Tribeca neighborhood after receiving an invitation from Apple. They didn't know exactly why they had been summoned gay sex, but all of them had one thing in common aids: they developed apps for Apple's devices, according to people who attended the event.

>Developers, Apple said, needed to realize the business model of apps was (((changing))). Successful apps tended to focus on long-term engagement instead of upfront cost. Indie faggot developers who wanted to capitalize on this needed to move to a subscription model, as Apple had made possible in the past year in a splashy announcement.

>If Apple can't make it worthwhile for developers to make high-quality utilities for the iPhone, then the vibrant software ecosystem that made it so valuable could decay. Apple's main tool to fight the downward pricing pressure on iPhone apps is subscriptions.

>The new way Apple wanted to promote: Instead of users good goys paying for apps once, they'd pay on a regular basis, putting money into developer coffers on a regular schedule shalom. Apple would still get a 30% cut of the subscription's cost, but if a customer continued to subscribe after a year, Apple's cut would go down to 15%.

>This meant that developers needed to spend time turning free customers into high-value customers, and also worry about churn — the percent of customers that used to subscribe but canceled. Apple suggested several tactics, like offering 2-4 options to improve conversion rate, segmenting users by price -- das racist!. Apple also suggested that after a month, it was seeing 41% retention on apps that increased their prices, only slightly lower than the 61% retention that it was seeing when subscription prices were kept the same.

>One of the biggest winners from the changes to the App Store is Lightricks, an Israel-based developer [No coincidence they're getting a free plug] which makes several serious photo editing apps for iPhones and iPads under the Enlight brand. FaceTune was the No. 1 most downloaded paid app on the United States App Store on Friday. It's a paid app that costs $3.99. But although most developers would love to have those kind of numbers, Lightricks cofounder ((Itai Tsiddion))) is more excited about FaceTune 2, which uses the subscription app model.

>If you want to sign up on a monthly basis, FaceTune2 costs $5.99 to unlock. Annually, it costs $32. And if you just want to buy it outright forever, it's a whopping $69.99. "Those are the prices we can command with subscriptions ya worthless goy bastards ," Tsiddion said. "We were pitching, 'we'll get to $20.' We're at $36 now!"

http://archive.is/SbdHa

https://www.thisisinsider.com/apple-secret-meeting-developers-new-york-subscriptions-app-store-2018-7

Are you guys as excited as me to never own anything outright? Owning things makes for a poor user experience, really it's so uncool and boomer, ya gotta be dynamic and trendy to participate in this forward looking system of renting everything.

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Reasons for not using OpenBSD

I am looking to kick Linux out of my life completely, after using Gentoo for years. I can't take the normification, simplification and pussyfication of the Linux desktop anymore.

I love OpenBSD's refusal to implement democracy into their management, their emphasis on code quality and simplicity and cleanliness, but I'd like to know more about their shortcomings.

I'm talking about things like the claims that there isn't proper SMP implemented into it (and the latest stuff about disabling hyperthreading), the claims that any kind of hardware video acceleration is absent (obviously no Nvidia drivers but what about Intel's Integrated Graphics), the things about Theo de Radt hacking someone's router and remapping his keyboard, the rumors about Theo implementing bakdoors in exchange for money from the government.

Also, I'd like to have something like Gentoo's USE flags in OpenBSD--is it achievable using pkgsrc?

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

hard mode:

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

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

<but

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

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C++ even more pozzed!

http://includecpp.org/

Is it time to switch to rust?

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Facebook, Apple, and Youtube ban Alex Jones on Same day

Facebook, Apple, and Youtube ban Alex Jones on Same day

Is this the final end of the free and open internet????

>Facebook’s enforcement action against Jones came just hours after Apple removed Jones from its podcast directory. The timing of Facebook’s announcement was unusual, with the company confirming the ban at 3am local time.

>Jones, who is being sued by the parents of children murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting for claiming the attack was a hoax, is the host of the daily Alex Jones Show podcast and his platform Infowars produces another five podcasts.

>All of those shows were removed from Apple Podcasts save for one, Real News with David Knight, which at present is still on the platform.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/06/apple-removes-podcasts-infowars-alex-jones

https://archive.is/IZtpM

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I'm so fucking tired of every engine I try is not perfect.

>unity and unreal

BLOAT to the max propietary garbage, literally spyware.

>gamemaker or rpg maker

literally toys and propietary.

>godot

can't even use the latest version on my toaster nor I can get the third party modules to work.

>libgdx

can't even get working the wizard on my linux

>love2D

trash language made by thirld worlders.

Every fucking engine is garbage, bloated or using third party meme shit like Net framework or Oracle garbage.

And I'm sick of doing something and hoping there's not some magical bug in the engine.

I just wanna make games but every fucking retards keep telling me that raw Opengl and SDL are just impossible to use and that I shouldn't make my own engine and that is hard as fuck.

At this point I'm so frustrated by this.

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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:

https://spyware.neocities.org/

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:

http://web.archive.org/web/20180102233041/http://oxwugzccvk3dk6tj.onion/tech/res/826543.html

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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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Blazechan 0.12.0: Road to Decentralization

Blazechan

The blazing fast imageboard engine

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Current version: v0.12.0

Changelog

The "No update since 'Smas" Update

Many, many things changed.

- The panel application was merged into the frontend. This marks the

beginning of the major refactor that will happen to Blazechan, making

its parts fully replacable.

- A new settings system has been created, which uses database-backed

setting schemas to control board and site settings.

- Many board settings were added. Some are currently non-functional,

but those are expected to be fixed within a few days.

- New capabilities were added to extensions which allows them to now

add their own board and site settings, and extensions can now hook

right before and after a post is created to hook their own database

models to posts.

- Reporting posts was added.

- Blazechan now uses Django 2.0.

- A new document caching system is used, which is application-level.

Varnish has been obsoleted and this new Redis-backed cache is used.

- Some unit tests were added to test the permission system. These will

be extended to test more of the software in the future.

- Thread Updates. This uses WebSocket channels to transfer updates in

realtime.

- A huge ton of bug fixes. Thanks to everyone who found them.

Upcoming Features

- Full Tor support, with .onion redirection

- Theming, User CSS and User JS support

- Purging old boards with no content

- User post deletion with password

- Possible IPFS caching of images.

Let's get this train rolling again, lads.

- m712

You can verify the above message at https://nextchan.org/.static/tech-blazechan-msg.txt , with the key 5C651718F47D3410A50590E10297E4EB514B1570

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Firefox will now share your info with another party by default.

>With their next patch Mozilla will introduce two new features to their Firefox browser they call "DNS over HTTPs" (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR). In this article we want to talk especially about the TRR. They advertise it as an additional feature which enables security. We think quite the opposite: we think it's dangerous, and here's why.

https://blog.ungleich.ch/en-us/cms/blog/2018/08/04/mozillas-new-dns-resolution-is-dangerous/

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Lisp users try to make a simple program, part II

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

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

Previous thread: >>923254

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

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Turkey to boycott apple

Anyone's thoughts? I think apple will already have dirt on the Turkish president and his government so its kinda retarded..

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Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/ajit-pai-must-answer-for-fccs-lies-to-congress-about-ddos-senators-say/

https://web.archive.org/save/https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/ajit-pai-must-answer-for-fccs-lies-to-congress-about-ddos-senators-say/

>Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai knew that the FCC's claims about being hit by a DDoS attack were false.

>An FCC Inspector General (IG) investigation found that the FCC lied to members of Congress multiple times in letters that answered questions about DDoS attacks that never happened. Pai's FCC claimed for more than a year that a May 2017 outage in the public comments system was caused by multiple DDoS attacks. In reality, the FCC system crashed because it was unable to handle an influx of comments triggered by comedian John Oliver asking viewers of his program Last Week Tonight to oppose Pai's net neutrality repeal.

>Today, four Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Pai "demanding to know when he and his staff learned that the Commission had provided inaccurate information about why its comment system went down during the net neutrality repeal public comment period," the Democrats said in an announcement.

>The FCC's lies to Congress were contained in letters Pai sent to lawmakers but were based on the assertions of former FCC CIO David Bray, the IG's report said. Pai has claimed that the IG report proves that he did nothing wrong, but House Democrats want to know exactly when Pai found out that Bray's statements about DDoS attacks were false.

>"[T]he IG found that you made a series of misrepresentations to Congress about the event, which were corrected for the first time in the IG's Report," the Democrats wrote in their letter to Pai.

>The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia declined to prosecute anyone at the FCC even though making false statements to Congress can be punished with fines or imprisonment.

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Classy Distro Thread

Not classy distros, just advice from non-ricers about distros.

Linux Lite

I used this distro initially because I wanted a solid solution to a crappy laptop.

It performed, and was very smooth and ZERO hiccups.

It's intuitive, fast, and agile, and allows you to learn the command line and have all of the misnomers of GNU/Linux

You can load it as a live version also, and peruse many of the hidden system files on most computers.

Also, I'm getting a new linux distro next week and I just want some direction. Thx

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DEBIAN UPDATED FIREFOX-ESR 53.0 to 60.1 QUANTUM ESR

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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The LibreOffice team is STILL salty about Libbie

From the Leddit AMA:

http://archive.is/KXkU8

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/95v5m7/we_are_the_document_foundation_and_we_just/

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What are the problems with GNU?

Speaking from solely a technical level here. You can think whatever you want about the licensing, Stallman, the naming meme, or the Free Software Foundation, but what are the issues with the actual GNU *utils?

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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

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

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Gentoo Prefix

Has anyone ever tried it?

What should I expect?

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RE/Malware analysis

What's a good setup for this?

What are some good tools?

Is it possible to analyze stuff entirely on linux?

Is IDA still the number one choice of the professional?

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Which one?

im a noob in coding and i started few months ago to learn c++ and realized that its kinda pain in the ass and i quickly lose motivation and i tought about maybe switching to python and then learning c++

what do you think?

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ITT: Post examples of excellently crafted software

Post examples of useful software with excellent code quality. Bonus points for necessarily large software such as operating systems and modern browsers since not many examples exist for these.

Provide justification (eg. minimal bugs/attack surface, detailed and comprehensive documentation, easily maintainable/adjustable).

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Terry A. Davis

Vanned edition

Latest news:

>Richland (Washington) is the last known position

>he joined the #templeos IRC channel on June 23rd

>(supposedly, the date of recording is unknown) last video was sent to someone by email and uploaded by "The Temple" Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/1TVFD-Tpeno)

/*actually, to be verified*/ >not in jail, as I checked the inmate database of the counties in the Richland WA area

Older Threads:

>https://archive.fo/vWWBg

>https://archive.fo/0BdBU

>https://archive.fo/acSYN

>https://archive.fo/UPmPB

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Learning how to program the Arduino

This document was made as a reference for teaching myself and others about how to use the Arduino, but it needs to be proof-read by experts.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MUiQl3IuoR0fE33mI3foLrVSUz7xjtSq/view?usp=sharing

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"DUDE THIS IS DARKNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

So the trailer for this new film about the deep, dark web came out a few months ago (its recently become more popular), and it looks cringey as fuck to anyone who knows even slightly what they're talking about when it comes to the dark web, or computers, or even just common sense.

Everything in this trailer is stupid.

From the film's tor browser clone "river browser" having to span itself over fourteen different nodes to access its sector of the dark web (on the river network I guess. You know, "tor" actually stands for something, it means something. What the fuck does "river" mean?), to how the villain whose supposedly this genius hacker person carelessly leaves his laptop in a coffee shop (and gave his user account the most suspicious username ever), to how this moron who works in a coffee shop somehow managed to get into this guys account either because it wasn't password protected (some hacking genius this guy is) or that it was so easy to crack that even this coffee shop moron could crack it, to why the fuck is this genius hacker person accessing the darkweb on his host operating system which is none the less a mainstream operating system that is likely to catch a virus, e.c.t.

So this all got me thinking about something which has been bothering me for quite a while now. Why do most people not know shit about the darkweb?

As far as Computer Science goes, it's relatively simple to understand.

But you always hear people, especially online, talking complete bullshit about it.

I see it in my school a lot where you have these stupid kids boasting about how bad-ass they are because they downloaded the tor browser (again, on their fucking host operating system. If they actually get the balls to browse the dark web properly their computer is going to break in like five seconds).

I actually showed one of the students in my school that I had downloaded the tor browser. He was terrified because he thinks that the browser itself is illegal and that just accessing the dark web is illegal.

It got to the point where he actually tried to bribe me to delete the tor browser.

So back to my main question. Why do people not know shit about the dark web?

So yeah, now that's out of my system, do you guys have any .onion links or link lists you could share?

["Unfriended Dark Web" Trailer] i iedadafe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XenTM_C9fxM

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WARRIORS OF THE NET

A short film made in 2000 explaining fundamental concepts of the internet.

This video was presented as supplementary material in my uni lecture. Just thought it was quaint enough to be enjoyable

https://youtube.com/watch?v=PBWhzz_Gn10

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Retroshare thread!

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

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

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

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ReactOS BTFS Boot

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

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

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

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Verizon Blocking VPN Traffic

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

t. poor tex fag

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Devuan 2.0 ASCII Released

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

https://devuan.org/os/debian-fork/ascii-stable-announce-060818

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systemDicks

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

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

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I want to know you guys use the internet (plebs need not reply).

Other than when I need a quick answer, or need to forum post a real question (via StackExchange, or whatever), I've thought about curating the sites I frequent and mailing myself some RSS feed results RMS style and basically staying offline other than that. I'd probably make an exception to chill in the IRC channels I frequent. Anyway, I can't help but feel there's always been something I'm missing in terms of my www habits.. Something more productive, explorative, etc.

So post your strats, 8ch.

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Samsung, Hynix and Micron slapped with CLASS ACTION SUIT over DRAM supply collusion & price gouging

READ THIS SHIT

>Price fixing in the DRAM market is nothing new unfortunately. As recently as January this year, a Chinese regulator accused Samsung other chip manufacturers of artificially increasing prices to pad their margins. Samsung is also no stranger to price fixing, as a $300 million judgement against it and Hynix was handed down in 2006 here in the United States.

>

>Today, however, Samsung and other DRAM manufacturers are facing another legal fight in the U.S., and it comes courtesy of the law firm Hagens Berman. A class action lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and alleges that Samsung, Micron and Hynix conspired to artificially limit the supply of DRAM chips in an effort to keep prices high. As a result, device manufacturers that rely on DRAM chips had to pay inflated prices, and those costs were of course passed on to you, the consumer. This has especially been true as higher DRAM costs have also resulted in inflated prices for graphics cards that PC gamers have been clamoring for, and paying dearly for recently, versus cryptocurrency miner demand for the product.

>

>According to Hagens Berman, the above trio of companies together command 96 percent of the DRAM market currently. Their actions resulted in the price of 4GB of DRAM jumping 130 percent during the class period (July 1, 2016 through February 1, 2018). Interestingly enough, the trio of chip manufacturers also experienced more than a doubling in revenue between Q1 2016 and Q3 2017. How convenient…

>

>The lawsuit outlines the behavior, stating:

>>Defendants each made public statements affirming their commitment to the common plan to curtail supply, and to not compete for each other’s market share by supply expansion. For example, Defendants informed the other Defendants through public statements, that they would keep total wafer capacity flat in order to constrain DRAM supply growth, they would only grow DRAM supply between 15-20% in 2017, even as DRAM demand grew 20-25%, and that they would refrain from taking each other’s market share.

>

>It is also alleged that even though prices for DRAM more than doubled during the class period, the costs for Samsung, Micron and Hynix associated with producing the memory chips did not increase. Likewise, there were no major changes in process technology to justify the drastic increase in prices.

>

>If the Hagens Berman name sounds familiar, it’s because it was also the firm responsible for securing the aforementioned $300 million settlement against Samsung and Hynix. So, it has the experience in this type of litigation and the investigative know-how to see this case through to its eventual resolution.

>

>“What we’ve uncovered in the DRAM market is a classic antitrust, price-fixing scheme in which a small number of kingpin corporations hold the lion’s share of the market,” said Steve Berman, who serves as managing partner at Hagens Berman. “Instead of playing by the rules, Samsung, Micron and Hynix chose to put consumers in a chokehold, wringing the market for more profit.”

>

>What makes this case (PDF) so interesting is the breadth of devices it covers. Since DRAM is used in just about all of our computing devices, if you purchased a new smartphone, tablet, or computer in the past two years, you're probably able to join in on the lawsuit, which is seeking class action status. To inquire more about the class-action, including how to sign-up, you can visit the following link.

Original article: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-hynix-and-micron-dram-class-action-suit-collusion (https://archive.is/4ehOz)

The class action lawsuit: https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/dram-price-fixing

I recommend reading the original article because it has worthwhile graphs and links. Class action lawsuit link will let you join. Anyone from the US who bought a PC, stick of RAM, or smartphone in the past few years can join, so if you want damages, go ahead.

I'm making a thread because this bullshit is highly /tech/-related and I didn't see a proper thread on this yet. I'm not in the habit of newsposting.

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Reverse Engineering Programs Running on Wine

I ran Windows 7 since it had the reverse engineering tools and the programs to reverse engineer. I don't want to constantly reboot between operating systems, and I found one of the games I reverse as a hobby ran just ok on Wine.

Has anyone any commentary on reverse engineering Windows programs running on Wine with available Linux tools? I'm not familiar with the latter etiher, so recommendations help.

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So...how do you guys communicate?

I'm out of the loop. Tox, Matrix, Signal, XMPP, IRC?

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Python just WERKS

Y u (((pajeets))) use garbage languages? C++ fags

>have to guard header files

>have to figure out how to use gcc

>segfaults

>have to learn archaic pointer arithmetic

>have to use semicolons

Meanwhile, chad pythonistas

>avoid circular dependencies

>don't have to compile

>get informative and precise error messages

>have all their shit garbage collected

>no semicolons

>just werks

Why aren't you using python in 2018, /tech/?

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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts once again.

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StumpWM

I've been using StumpWM for a couple of months now, ever since I've seen it mentioned here.

Anyone got some neet customizations?

I'm not some ultimate lisp h4xx0r. Here's my only real self-made customization, other shit I got I copied from other rc files.

Reason for customization: I'm on a laptop and I got tired of having to look up the monitor names (as I work at different places a lot), so when attaching monitors I created this little script for easy editing of xrandr setup:


(defun get-connected-monitors (awk)
"Return list of connected monitor strings."
(cl-ppcre:split "\\n+" (run-shell-command (concatenate 'string "xrandr | grep ' connected' | awk '{ " awk " }'") t)))

(defun string-from-list (strings &optional (glue " "))
"Join strings from a list."
(reduce (lambda (m o)
(concatenate 'string m glue o))
strings))

(defun get-monitor-parameter (desc)
"Gets xrandr parameter from string."
(cond ((string= desc "off") "--off")
((string= desc "left") "--left-of")
((string= desc "right") "--right-of")
((string= desc "up") "--above")
((string= desc "down") "--below")
(t "")))

(defcommand monitor-edit () ()
(let* ((monitor
(read-one-line (current-screen)
(concatenate 'string "Monitor wijzigen (" (string-from-list (get-connected-monitors "print$1,$3,$4") ", ") "): ")))
(doing (read-one-line (current-screen) "Plaatsing: "))
(where (read-one-line (current-screen) "Tegenover welke: "))
(x (concatenate 'string "xrandr --output " monitor " --auto")))
(when (and (stringp doing) (> (length doing) 0))
(setq x (concatenate 'string x " " (get-monitor-parameter doing)))
(when (and (stringp where) (> (length where) 0))
(setq x (concatenate 'string x " " where))))
(run-shell-command x)))

I'd care about feedback too if anyone has some

>inb4 redundant string splitting & concatenating

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The world runs on C.

Let's run through this. You sit down at your computer. It's running an OS with a kernel written in C. It also has a set of userland utilities written in C. You open your browser. That browser is written at least partially in C. You type in a URL and hit enter. That connects to DNS servers to resolve the human-friendly name you typed into an IP address. The most common DNS server is BIND, which is writtten in C. Those IP addresses are most likely dynamically assigned with DHCP. ISC DHCPD is written in C. I hear some prefer DNSmasq for these tasks. That is also written in C. The web server you're connecting to responds to the request and gives you the page. That web server is running either apache httpd or nginx, which are both in C. Later on, you go to check your email. Your email client is written either partially or completely in C. You most likely connect to an external server that stores your mail. That server needs special software to do its job, and there are often serveral options. To mention a few, Postfix is in C, Sendmail is in C, Exim is in C, OpenSMTPD is in C, and Dovecot is in C. What if you want to transfer a file at some point? FTP? The standard FTP/SFTP clients are in C. vsftpd is in C. pureftpd is in C. profptd is in C. NFS? nfs-utils are in C. SMB? Samba is (at least in part) in C. Need to connect to something over secure shell? ssh client and daemon are in C.

How does this make you feel?

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/PPC/ PowerPC General

General discussion about PowerPC computers, mainly Macs

General info:

-Cheap as fuck

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

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

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

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

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

-Again, CHEAP!

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

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

OS choices:

-OpenBSD

-NetBSD*

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

-Gentoo*

-Vine Linux (Japanese distro)

-Debian Netinst/Ubuntu Server*

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

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

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

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

RESOURCES

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/index-powermac-g5.html

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook_g4/index-powerbook-g4.html

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/index-ibook.html

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Opinions on ligature enriched fonts

Any of you guys using these types of fonts? It will take me some getting used to, but I'm going to try programming with them for day. This free font in particular seems to be quite popular. Definition included for Pajeet

https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

License: SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007

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CloverOS containment thread

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

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

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

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When will someone create the definitive emacs and vim btfo?

I think we can all agree both need replacing. vim is too complex for what it does and has a lot of inefficient keybindings despite being an upgrade to, let's say, nano. emacs has about 40 layers of complexity, too many dependencies to count yet has only very basic editing capabilities out of the box.

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/fucko/

GET DOWN, FUCKO!!! SQUAD, GET THE EQUIPMENT

What happens when your door gets kicked in? Do they bring some metal detector or some other shit and turn the house upside down in search of storage media?

Any links where I could learn about shit related?

Also, what happened to /fucko/ threads?

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ITT: things in technology you miss

For me it has to be 4:3 and 16:10 laptops, and laptops that aren't paper-thin, like pic related.

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What comes after GNU/Linux?

>windows is a botnet

>macos is for cucks

>linux will be consumed by systemdicks

>plan9 is in perpetual alpha

what is the future os in current year goyim?

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/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #2

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

Updates

0.4.15

>Features:

>>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)

>Improvements

>>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.

FAQ

>Is it safe?

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

>Is it fast?

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

>Is it a meme?

You be the judge.

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

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

Websites of interest

https://ipfs.io/ipfs/

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

http://glop.me/

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/QmP7LM9yHgVivJoUs48oqe2bmMbaYccGUcadhq8ptZFpcD/links/index.html

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

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Emacs hate thread: Eternal summer edition

Why hasn't someone designed a modern editor with the functionality of emacs, but without the legacy cruft and shitty rendering support. Yes it works, it gets the job done, and while it is hard to put a finger on it, it feels like a piece of junk. VIM is equally retarded so don't even suggest that to me. If your next idea is to suggest Eclipse or anything electron based, gas yourself immediately.

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>using vim tabs

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Exherbo Linux

https://bryanostergaard.com/blog/2018/07/16/why-i-created-the-exherbo-linux-project/

What are your views on Exherbo Linux?

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Stop wasting time and use Slackware!

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

Slackware!

Reasons for Slackware:

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

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

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

Recent posts:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/building-the-initrd-before-installation-4175630474/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/this-is-my-slackware-desktop-725754/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/slackware-terminal-server-4175630106/

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

Recent posts:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/home-directory-won%27t-launch-from-cairo-dock-debian-9-a-4175630325/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/init-respawning-too-fast-disabled-for-5-minutes-457370/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/can%27t-mount-partition-4175629923/

These poor souls!

Continuing reasons for Slackware:

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

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

-All official Slackware tools programmed in pure C

-Knowledgeable and friendly community

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

What are you waiting for?

http://www.slackware.com/

http://www.slackware.com/~msimons/slackware/grfx/

https://docs.slackware.com/

YT tutorial for things like package management:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdPeX13R2H0

More propaganda:

https://imgur.com/a/4elMq

http://dotshare.it/public/images/uploads/299.png

https://imgur.com/a/Qm7Gy

https://i.imgur.com/c8P8v6k.png

https://imgur.com/QvzZ1W7

https://i.imgur.com/pGNdVyT.jpg

https://imgur.com/a/OiqUz

You can even bloat Slackware!

https://imgur.com/a/7q4a4/

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FUCKING RADIOS, HOW DO THEY WORK?

Let's talk about radio technology, /tech/. What would be a good radio frequency for point-to-point transmission of data without needing to go through the FCC? My guess would be the unlicensed microwave frequencies, but that's not good for transmitting through weather. Is there something near AM that could use the magnetic portion of a radio wave to transmit digital data legally like how AM does? The idea of a high-gain loop antenna on top of a pole for sending/receiving digital data seems intriguing.

Have any of you guys built your own radios? If so, what kit did you use and how good was it?

Does increasing antenna length or size do anything to affect the gain of said antenna or is it more complicated than just adding more metal?

What amplification kits exist that could be used for boosting signals coming from an antenna?

Why am I writing so autisticly today?

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stalmancucks can't explain this

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LibbieOS - Libbie The Free Virtual Assistant

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

.

Premise

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

Purpose

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

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

Example Commands


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

Author's Notes

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

by the way, "normal" is relative.

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You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension

The following is a post submitted to an Apple subreddit bragging that you can do the majority of your "computing" on an iPad/iPhone, now before I lose you immediately, take heed that this is actually a microcosm for the normie population at large. There is still some opposition, but an alarming number of these NPC's are leaving Mac/PC behind. If their demand for computers drops, the price for everyone increases. Here's some choice quotes, these are real beauties.

T R I G G E R W A R N I N G

>95% of my computing work can be done on my iPad Pro. It’s just that annoying 5% that’s really frustrating. I’m studying Maths and Physics at university, and they require access to Matlab and RStudio.

>I am in a similar boat.

>I do IT support for small and medium enterprise. Prior to my iPad Pro I was using my 2011 MBP for everything. I would charge it over night, put it and my charger in my bag, and go place to place.

>In IT support you are generally using someone else's computer, that you are fixing. My iPad seems to always have a charge. >My MBP still has to come out sometimes, to format drives, target disk mode, console work etc. But basically my iPad Pro has become my main machine and my MBP has become a tool for some tasks.

>Even doing quotes and stuff for customers is great. Having two Safari windows side by side and simply dragging content between windows is pretty nifty.

>I’ve definitely come to the realization that after college there is really no need for a laptop

>If there was Xcode, Git and better desktop website support, I could ditch the Mac and switch to iPad.

>Unless you are buying an i9 MacBook Pro, you don’t need to worry about this. Also, it’s still a bit unclear what exactly is happening. Most computer users could probably get by with just a tablet. In that case, it’s more preference. Some people like super portable machines. Other people want a larger screen.

>ipad pro with the pencil and smart keyboard is super close to replacing my PCs

>The only thing I currently use my Mac book pro for is gathering and sorting my photos and editing them.

>Put Matlab, RStudio, and other apps in a cloud VM, as long as you don't have to use it super often, it won't be too expensive. [This fag is replying to the OP]

>You could always use Remote Desktop for the 5%. That's what I do if I'm only using my iPad Pro for the day. I will use Remote Desktop go access my desktop or one of my servers that I need. I also has an ssh app that allows me to remote into my machines if needed.

Original thread: https://old.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/90ocnu/95_of_my_computing_work_can_be_done_on_my_ipad_pro/

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>The rosenbridge backdoor is a small, non-x86 core embedded alongside the main x86 core in the CPU. It is enabled by a model-specific-register control bit, and then toggled with a launch-instruction. The embedded core is then fed commands, wrapped in a specially formatted x86 instruction. The core executes these commands (which we call the 'deeply embedded instruction set'), bypassing all memory protections and privilege checks.

>While the backdoor should require kernel level access to activate, it has been observed to be enabled by default on some systems, allowing any unprivileged code to modify the kernel.

>The rosenbridge backdoor is entirely distinct from other publicly known coprocessors on x86 CPUs, such as the Management Engine or Platform Security Processor; it is more deeply embedded than any known coprocessor, having access to not only all of the CPU's memory, but its register file and execution pipeline as well.

https://github.com/xoreaxeaxeax/rosenbridge

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Face Recognition, Intelligence, OSINT

I think you'll appreciate this guys dedication and software choices.

https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/

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shells

Can we discuss shells?

I never realized there were so many shells out there all of which are better than bash

Which shells have you tried?

Which one are you using right now and why?

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Security for Beginners

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

Links to trustworthy guides and VPNs welcome and appreciated

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PSA: the Kali

A reminder that you are a felon if you use, possess or traffic the Kali

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BSD thread?

Please explain this linux atheist why people recommend DragonflyBSD over FreeBSD (other than the SJWism), and where OpenBSD and NetBSD come in. I'm using VMs right now, but I actually have a toaster computer I'm looking to turn into a generic home server and I want to see if a BSD would suit me more than linux.

I played with OpenBSD for 2 days in a VM, it was pretty nice. I just installed every package set and booted it. FVWM was a pretty shitty and clunky WM, but I could easily learn how to install a different WM/DE and replace FVWM with something else from the man pages alone. I ended up installing XFCE4, firefox and random desktop programs to see how they worked. I noticed the single core VM I was running it in was still responsive even when hammering the CPU, whereas I've ran linux on single core PCs this decade and whenever there was too much CPU load even a pure commandline system would go unresponsive. OpenBSD felt like everything was more integrated and I was happy with every default package. I think every linux user has this list of software they want to avoid because of bad experiences and they often have to actively replace them when installing just about any distro. I know that's my case, but everything I tried that was default or exclusive to OpenBSD felt good enough for me. I didn't have any qualms with any of the OpenBSD software I tried but I didn't try everything. The partition scheme looked weird though, there were a trillion partitions and I couldn't understand why things were like that. I didn't bother learning it either because I was just installing on a VM, but that would be something to look into if I end up having an OpenBSD-based home server.

I want to avoid FreeBSD because of its SJW faggotry, and I hear people say DragonflyBSD is the alternative to it so now I'm downloading DragonflyBSD.

I'm trying NetBSD after and I have this feeling it's somehow worse than the others but might be the only choice on some hardware, I haven't tried it but nobody has given me a reason to use it on a x86 machine, all I hear is "yeah NetBSD runs on everything!".

What are the opinions of /tech/ anons?

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Has anyone here used Kylin as their main OS before? The orientalist in me is fascinated by a completely Chinese GNU/Linux ecosystem out there separate from our own. I’m wondering if the English localization is worth a shit enough to even consider downloading it.

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Kylin

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StackOverflow has a new Code of Conduct

Let's implement this here!

>No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language. Even if you don’t intend it, this can have a negative impact on others.

>Be kind and friendly. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with jokes — tone is hard to decipher online. If a situation makes it hard to be friendly, stop participating and move on.

https://stackoverflow.com/conduct

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Terms that indicate the speaker's opinions on technology can be safely discarded

>bloat

>problematic

>inclusive

>user experience

>engagement

>magical

>free software (when "free" isn't a reference to monetary cost)

>GNU/(anything)

>botnet

>systemdicks

>blockchain (when in a non-academic context)

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>He thinks Sublime is p2w

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If police had a warrant to search my pc and found all my torrented stuff, could I get arrested

Say that police, (in america) for some reason confiscated my pc and found all my movies, games, music, and software. Could I get arrested for that even if I didn't distribute or make available the downloads?

I'm not talking about getting caught downloading (i use a vpn), im talking about them straight up finding copyrighted material on my pc.

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Why aren't you using Qubes?

I'm curious as to why we aren't all running Qubes OS or something like it. Privilege escalation attacks are waaay too easy to carry out now. Even without the baddies getting root they can still view everything in your home directory. With Qubes you can spin up as many VMs as you have RAM for. The easy-to-use installer also ensures that even a complete noob can have proper full-disk crypto.

All VMs are Xen domains, each behind a FirewallVM. The dom0 does not connect to any USB or networking by default. Out of the box you are given network vm and a usb vm. The network vm acts as a gateway to the firewall vm.

It even comes with whonix vm that acts as a tor gateway for a client vm already configured to only send through tor. If tor is down, absolutely no traffic leaks.

Each AppVM can be based on a TemplateVM, meaning that only their home directory takes up space. When you update the software on the templates, all child vms will get the updates after a restart. All clipboards are segregated by VM unless you say to pass it on.

My favorite feature is the disposable VMs. You can spin up a vm in seconds that connects to your tor gateway and has Tor browser ready to go that gets deleted as soon as you shut it down.

I was also thinking of one day making something similar to Qubes OS, but I am pretty happy with Qubes now. I'll probably just maintain Gentoo and Arch templates for Qubes.

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Preventing dox through your personality and writing style

I think /tech/ is pretty good in it's paranoia about software security and network security but I think you could be tracked via your online posting. I was reading https://antilop.cc/sr/#assassination_plot and there's quite a few very good ways to figure out who people are not by their usernames but by their personalities. Favourite stories you like to tell or just small reveals about your health condition can be enough to track down who you are and build almost a complete profile on your life. Any archived forum (which includes image boards these days, don't forget people archive this shit now) will leave a trail of bread crumbs. In this case the Silkroad admin known as Chronicpain got fully doxed based on the key phrases he used. Here's how they tracked him down post-arrest via searching through forums he had mentioned on the silkroad forums as good places to get advice.

>The method we followed here is:

>Search keywords unrelated to the forum main interest/topic in order to hit posts engaging personal discussion related to the person we know something about ("costa del sol", "poker", "wife", "daughter", "silk road", "paramedic", "transportation service" for example).

>Quote exactly full or part of messages posted on Silk Road within the scope of the forum, in this case drug related ("Im all about harm reduction", "I am very opiate tolerant", etc.).

>Within the results returned, go through the different posts and extract the poster nickname which could fit a potential candidate.

>Run the two previous searches type through the posts of the candidate.

>Extend searches of potential candidate attributes (email address, nickname, habits etc.) to search engines.

>Start again.

Further down the article they compare 2 scammers styles of typing and come to the conclusion they're likely the same person.

>From a writing style point of view, as other already highlighted there are some more similarities:

>The capitalization of the word "I" at the beginning of a sentence, but never if it appears mid-sentence. (This is a very interesting observation from OP which happened to be true most of the time in Tony76 and Lucydrop messages).

>The use of ellipsis (...) followed by a space.

>Use of the word brother from time to time.

Not a large thing but still something I know many of us don't think about and I want to discuss how we counter act this. How do we consciously change our writing style and persona in order to avoid being tracked via our own personality online? I don't just mean "Don't use your real name" but also making it so that post on /pol/ where you said "I sure wouldn't mind hanging a nigger" doesn't get attached to the guy saying "yea sure e-mail me at blah blah blah and we'll set up a trade" on /toy/. Should you build a fake persona and lie about obvious things just for the sake of false flagging searches like this? Go to some dumb thread and mention a sister you don't have or that your uncle died of a AIDS?

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C++ hate thread

Why is everything in C++ so broken and fucked up? Even when adding new extensions they don't think them through and they fail in bizarre ways.

Here's an example I ran into today because I actually write code for a living, the new enum class types don't implicitly convert to their base type nor is there anything supplied in the STL to do the conversion in a generic way.


enum class Foo : int {
X
};

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
return argv[Foo::X] == 0;
}


fail.cc: In function ‘int main(int, char**)’:
fail.cc:6:21: error: array subscript is not an integer

There is no legitimate reason why an extension intended to provide an implicit storage class for an enum is not implicitly convertible to that type. It's pure madness. Just why.

What other horrors have you encountered in C++?

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Growing to hate technology

As I kid I fucking loved technology, it was always improving and we were seeing massive leaps in what machines were capable of doing. We went from the Atari 2600 all the way up to the PS2 and then everything just seemed to stagnate. Technology no longer improved as much as it just sort of polished things a bit better.

This even happened with the internet where we kept seeing improvements and new ways to use it until we hit social media and immediately it all stagnated and turned to shit on the spot. Instead of having cool games to play on it the internet is now watching someone else replay the same old game over and over or seeing some cam whore play the latest bland as fuck skinner box.

It went from being an exciting thing to explore and see all these awesome new websites to asking myself which company I want to spy on me for an hour. I have super high speed internet and can download a gig in less than 60 seconds... and then the only porn being offered is trannies, interracial or cuckolding. What's even the point of that?

I understand as people get older they start to see newer tech as something they can't understand but that isn't the problem here. It's not that the tech is not understandable, it's that it's devoid of any soul or purpose. There's no excitement, nothing new and interesting. The most interesting thing I've found lately is Neocities which is little more than a Geocities parody. It's so bad that parodying the bad stuff is now one of the exceptional highs.

Any one else just grown to utterly despise technology but it's so inbuilt into who they are there's no real way to disconnect from it without completely restructuring their lives?

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Propaganda for Normies

What are some good phrases to catch the interest of normies and get them interested in technological issues? For instance, data privacy and free software?

I think the FSF does a good job of coming up with catchphrases, but that's probably solely the work of rms. "Defective by Design" and "Digital Restrictions Management" strike me as two effective phrases. In addition to libre and free software. What about degoogle? That tells people immediately what they do in order to practice better data privacy. Anyone have ideas similar to this? I feel that degoogle is too specific to a particular company, but it works as well.

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Tales from Slapshit

Hollywood now has its very own open source organization: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, which is dedicated to advance the use of open source in film making and beyond.

The association’s founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, Walt Disney Studios and Weta Digital. Together, they want to promote open source, help studios and others in Hollywood with open source licensing issues and manage open source projects under the helm of the Software Foundation.

The cooperation between the Academy and the Linux Foundation began a little over two years ago, when the Academy’s Science and Technology Council began to look into Hollywood’s use of open source software. “It’s the culmination of a couple of years of work,” said Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) head Rob Bredow in an interview with Variety this week.

One of the findings of that investigation: Almost everyone in Hollywood is using open source software in one way or another. An internal survey found that 80 percent of all companies were using open source. “It’s a really big component of the motion picture industry,” Bredow said.

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/academy-software-foundation-open-source-1202901261/

Good news boys. (((They))) are on our side.

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What is the oldest forum or chatroom you still use?

for me, pic related

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Do you believe the Elite have technology that is 500 years ahead of what they give us? I mean I just don't see how they could have secret space programs or anti aging regimens and keep it hush hush

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>People still call coprocessors where graphics rendering is typically offloaded to with fully programmable shader models "Graphical Processing Units"

Why are we still doing this? The term GPU comes from a time when everything used fixed-function rendering pipelines. Modern GPUs are fully programmable. Even calling the programs that are designed to take advantage of modern GPU execution units "shaders" are a misnomer because even in the context of graphics they're being used for more than just shading shit now.

We should start calling GPUs "Manycore coprocessing units" (MCUs" instead. That would be a more fitting name honestly. It would certainly be less retarded than the absolute abomination of a buzzword "GPGPU" I mean seriously who the fuck thought that was a good idea?

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Disabling the botnet for good

Knowing how fragile the power grid and various network backbones in the world are how many Anons do you think it would take to bring the internet offline for good or at least an extended period of time? Could society still function without the botnet at this point in time?

I figure if the internet was to go down in most of the first world for just a few days that those countries would descend into total chaos. Especially if the damage was so widespread that the backbones couldn't be repaired quickly. I do not think they have enough backup links to cover the main ones going down especially with all the normalfags that will be constantly attempting to reconnect to their addictions (social network, gaming, and the various time wasters they engage in). Trade comes to a stand still as all major markets are unable to communicate with each other and traders. Stores are unable to do business even in cash, warehouses and trucks come to a standstill. Riots start everywhere as people began to get hungry and fear they will not be able to obtain food.

Can society function now without the internet?

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The Bullshit Web

The Bullshit Web

My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten to twenty seconds for a basic news article.

At the time, a few of my friends were getting cable internet. It was remarkable seeing the same pages load in just a few seconds, and I remember thinking about the kinds of the possibilities that would open up as the web kept getting faster.

And faster it got, of course. When I moved into my own apartment several years ago, I got to pick my plan and chose a massive fifty megabit per second broadband connection, which I have since upgraded.

So, with an internet connection faster than I could have thought possible in the late 1990s, what’s the score now? A story at the Hill took over nine seconds to load; at Politico, seventeen seconds; at CNN, over thirty seconds. This is the bullshit web.

https://pxlnv.com/blog/bullshit-web/

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RIP Hooktube

https://hooktube.com/

>Changelog July 11: HookTube no longer uses YouTube api for anything, and most features (channel page, search, related videos, etc) are gone. No choice.

They were sent a cease and desist by Google according to some /b/ anon. I can't find a source for that though.

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>Spend $3000 to buy a fagbook (or some other craptop)

>Spill your Soy Cuckatte on your keyboard

>Cry since warranty doesn't cover it.

Why can't people spend an additional $10 to buy a keyboard cover? As a technician I'm continually perplexed by this.

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Inthell

2020 for 3+ year old 10nm

Hahahahhaha

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Blender Leaves Jewtube After Blocking Fiasco, Starts video.blender.org With Four Videos

Full text at: https://www.blender.org/media-exposure/youtube-blocks-blender-videos-worldwide/

Synopsis: YouTube updates video policies and blocks anyone who doesn't agree to them. manager of YouTube account for Blender "didn't notice" because of "bad ui". Blender organization starts video.blender.org as a response, based off of a peertube implementation.

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I was reading some shit about Java and found this graph.

What the hell happened from 2016 to 2017?

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Technology, at least commercially available technology, should have stopped advancing after the year 2000.

During '90s, especially the late '90s, technology reached the sweet spot where it was useful, provided us with more opportunities, made our life easier and at the same time wasn't as pointlessly addicting and full of botnet as it is now.

Despite having objectively better hardware and a better connection infrastructure, however, newer devices offer pretty much nothing we couldn't do already in the late 90s, except we didn't have those fancy bloated interfaces.

We are effectively utilizing more resources for useless shit that doesn't actually benefit us in any way.

While there is indeed legitimate use for this increased processing capability (think scientific or real time computing) the average consumer just never needed such powerful hardware before bloated software and the bloated web came, and they still wouldn't need it now if software stayed lean and light.

I firmly believe that commercially available technology started evolving in the wrong direction after year 2000 or so, but while I think the situation was overall better in the past, I'm not saying it's the best possible scenario ever. We can still and we should do better, we just have to get back to the right track.

tl;dr technological innovation took a wrong turn after 2000

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Ubuntu Core

>uses snapd instead of apt or any other normal package manager

>requires me to connect from another computer on the network using ssh

What is this shit? Why not just have a normal operating system for IoT hardware? Fucking stupid.

<Source: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/iot/raspberry-pi-2-3

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How are IP addresses Used to Track you?

K, so I honestly feel like the most faggoty OP in the entire world asking this question but it's seriously hard finding any simple explanations of this.

So if your IP address changes constantly whenever you connect to the internet (your IP address at your house will not be the same as your ip in a coffee shop) then how is it used to track you when it never remains unique?

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What are some code comments that you guys have found that legitimately made you smile? I found pic related in some company software today and I'm sure it's going to be deleted by [REDACTED] before it can be allowed to brighten any more days, but hey, it was fun while it lasted.

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>search for lower-level, firmware or C-related jobs with a bunch of different possible keywords

<Find 2 genuine results

>search "Django"

<58 results

It's all so tiresome.

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With Google AMP is the future of the www a future without javascript?

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Quantum computing, NoSQL, Blockchain and Distributed Systems. Textbooks, courses, etc.?

I need good books/learning material on these topics (names, links, etc. would he appreciated)

- Practical quantum computing (dabbled in some Q# already and learned the important quantum logic gates, I'm shit on the statistical details of everything tough)

- Developing applications on the Blockchain (Common pitfalls, what to look out for, how to do it efficiently, etc.)

- NoSQL Databases (I can only do basic shit in SQL, and I know NoSQL is non-relational as in looks like fucking json, but a book or material on how to use the more advanced things would he appreciated)

- Distributed Systems (Kubernetes, Serverless, Containers, etc., never used any of it)

Anything in the right direction is hugely appreciated

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Will the Internet be split into regional subnets?

tbh, it would actually be interesting to see, whether in real life or at least a sci-fi type theory. Here's some thoughts I have on this:

There's the recent laws in the EU, the China firewall/botnet, the constant fears of cyber warfare, and so on. These sorts of things definitely seem like they could lead to such subnet splits. Laws in different nations or groupings of nations could become different enough to fracture them off from each other.

The question is: how will this split actually look? what groupings of countries will be involved in each? I imagine there could emerge a black market or some under-the-radar way to smuggle media from one subnet to another, assuming there is no legal way for people in different ones to communicate.

Let's assume that there is though. If there is in fact some legal yet highly limited, regulated, and probably very proprietary way to communicate across the nets, what would that look like?

Going back to CPU architectures and hardware, perhaps a long-term split may even lead to all countries settling on different stuff. Like instead of having everyone using x86 chips from Intel or AMD, and maybe ARM if they have a mobile device, perhaps each subnet will have its own standard. If not an actual standard, then certainly a de-facto one. Entire hardware platforms that could be region-specific. We've already seen Russia making their own CPUs, and I think China has been planning on doing the same sort of thing.

How deep could we go? would one of them eventually develop a new networking protocol beyond TCP/IP? Could it be that each net would be speaking completely different protocols at some point?

A lot of this hangs on the time frame here. How long would the net be fractured? If it's not for terribly long, then most of this stuff probably wouldn't happen, or would be at a reduced severity. However, if it ends up that such a split persists for, say, a decade or more, things start looking more probable.

This is actually getting kinda exciting, even as just an autistic theory. Shit, you could even make some kinda roleplaying scenario based on this

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How do we "fix" the Internet? Is it too late to go back to pre-2003 Internet?

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ReactOS

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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Mobile phone recommended applications.

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

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The most secure messenger in the world

XMPP aka Jabber - is most secure messenger in the world

https://404.city/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.siacs.conversations.legacy

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Resurrecting Old Phones

I thought this thread would be good for discussing resurrection of older smartphones with newer Android versions. Older phones are still usable today with many new ROMs (most libre/open) and with kernel customizations. They also don't have some of the botnet that newer devices have.

I'm currently typing from a Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQ. I retired my trusty old I9300 (Galaxy S3) a few days ago, because it was getting really slow with Android 7.1, and the MicroSD slot and MicroUSB broke. I built my own Lineage build.

By the way, it's really a great time to own a klte. New ROMs with enhancements are popping up everyday, official LineageOS will start from next Tuesday, there is a camera mod on XDA that allows 720p@120fps slow motion or 1x speed, and many kernels for optimization (currently running SmartPack with zzmoove with its native hotplug).

I think this is similar to resurrecting old ThinkPads with Linux, albeit with a bit more botnet (baseband), so I thought it would be interesting to discuss.

What about you? Are you running a custom ROM? What device? How's the speed? My current device is blazing fast right now compared to TouchJizz.

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Most secure Operating System

Which operating system do you guys think is the most secure?

I'm personally conflicted between OpenBSD and Qubes OS.

K, so in theory how secure a computer system or a network is, regardless of the OS, has everything to do with how well it's administered and practically nothing else (although I disagree with that to an extent.).

What I really mean I guess is which operating system provides the best security and anonymity for its users upfront, and which operating system the best tailored to anonymity and security.

Also, is it possible to create and run openBSD templates on Qubes OS? That would actually make my Computer feel godlike in terms of security

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/mg/ - Software and Hardware Minimalism General

For discussing software and hardware minimalism and minimal computing lifestyle.

>What is computing minimalism?

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

>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

http://ix.io/ZE2

>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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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.

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2018/02/15/Rust-1.24.html

https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/blob/master/RELEASES.md#version-1240-2018-02-15

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Tech blunders

>He uses the WiFi modem that the (((cable company))) provided him.

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Elementary receives a million dollar donation

<The GNOME project recently received a $1 million donation from an anonymous benefactor — now it seems the altruism is spreading to other open source projects.

The folks behind elementary OS, a popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, have revealed they too recently received a “large private contribution” from an otherwise anonymous donor.

So large is the donation they say they’ve been able to hire one of their part-time volunteers full time!

Step up new hire Cassidy James Blaede, who explains more about the financial boost in a blog post to announce his job change:

>“Thanks to […] a large private contribution, I now have the opportunity to [work on elementary OS] full time as my career. I plan to continue to focus on the areas I’ve been working on as a volunteer, plus dedicate time to working with OEMs, app developers, and other parties to help keep elementary financially sustainable.”

Prior to now Cassidy was limited to spending his free time after work and on weekends to contribute to the project.

>“As a part-time volunteer I helped with business administration, contributed to design discussions and improvements [and] made several bitesize code fixes,” he writes.

Given that his furry face is nigh-on synonymous with the elementary project thanks to frequent podcast appearances and multiple media interviews, that’s a rather amazing fact to learn.

But now he’s going full time, doing what he loves.

http://archive.is/eWYRm

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/08/elementary-os-hires-cassidy-james

Nothingburger OS gets a shitload of cash for being a looker, literally the woman of distros.

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What cool shit do you do with your Pi3/Pi Zero? I'm running out of ideas

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

This is what happens when people take shitpost seriously:

https://media.libreplanet.org/mgoblin_media/media_entries/2056/morgan-gangwere-dark_side_of_free_software_communities_slides.pdf

I found this gem here:

https://octodon.social/@cwebber/100158719860732058

https://social.heldscal.la/notice/7678947

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In light of the recent events surrounding Alex Jones which is being talked about here >>952034, I'd like to put Twitter's shadow banning to the test.

Please go to this Twitter thread and scroll, scroll, scroll until you see my comment in pic related. It's not a long thread, so it shouldn't take long to AJAX your way to the bottom:

https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1026516710382292993

My theory is that Twitter has gone through significant lengths to prevent users from determining whether or not they're shadow banned. Obviously, right, since that's the whole point? But I think they went further than that by blocking visibility of your content to other users only while they are logged in. Why? Because, if they simply made your content invisible to everyone but you then you'd be able to open a Twitter thread through a proxy while logged out in order to check whether or not your comment is visible.

Therefore, I think the ban is not so much global as it is unidirectional from the outside in toward you, meaning that your content is only hidden from other users while they are logged in.

So, my theory would prove true if any of you are unable to see my comment posted in that thread while logged in.

Let's also make this a general shadow ban test thread. If any of you have any other ways to detect Twitter's various methods of suppressing content, please share.

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What's up with the anti-https shills?

Is https really going to steal your precious bodily fluid or are they just shills/lolcows?

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Why is it so hard to find decent internet?

>live in Sanctuary City

>only ISP with speeds past 25mbps in my area is Xfinity

>Xfinity seemingly doesn't offer internet without a cable bundle but they might idk

>Stuck on throttled 4G data because Xfinity bills got too high

Why are there 5 good choices of ISPs in the city a mile away from my city but Xfinity has a monopoly in my city? It's ridiculous. 4G data sucks. Is there really no other way to beat the Xfinity monopoly than to pay out the ass?

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Oath

Just how worried should we be about Oath? And why is seemingly no-one talking about it?

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What motivates you?

I really like this video. I wish there were more music videos about programming/technology/UNIX history.

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Julia

Why isn't /tech/ using Julia?

It seems to be a very well designed language, combining many of the best aspects of common lisp, python, and MATLAB, into the perfect high level language capable of heavy duty number crunching. It makes programming for large HPC clusters easy.

But don't take my word for it!

https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/189377.html

http://www.stochasticlifestyle.com/like-julia-scales-productive-insights-julia-developer/

https://www.nextplatform.com/2017/11/28/julia-language-delivers-petascale-hpc-performance/

https://tpapp.github.io/post/common-lisp-to-julia/

:^)

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Cryptography. Verify an Anonymous Identity.

Cryptography Verify an Anonymous Identity

Is their a way to create a secret key that only you have which will generate new codes each time you post a message to multiple social media accounts. The public will have the decrypt key to verify it was actually you, but no one would be able to use it to generate another code except you with the original private key.

Essentially, can you create an anonymous identity using SSL or similar that generates a unique code with each post.

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/dpt/ - Daily Programming Thread

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

Bash script to pick random number for challenges:

echo $(((RANDOM*145>>15)+1))

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Front End JS frameworks

What is the best combo for modern JS development? I know angular, but some say react/redux or vue is better, and I'm starting to see shilling for Bit. I like mithril.js but no employers have ever heard of it. My last gig ran npm, webpack, typescript/babel, angular, but I'd like to start studying the best setup that will be in vogue for the next 5 years. I know JS is haram and not the way of god, but I need to pay jizya like the rest of us non-neets.

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nonbotnet browser for passive botnets

What is a browser that is secure from passive attacks anyone can download and use with low skill requirements? I make this thread because I discovered that palemoon's creators have been bribed by (((them))) to do a hardfork on firefox 52 and intentionally bug the program to not compile on arcitectures other then (((x86))) which is completely pozzed from top to bottom. Chrome is botnet, palemoon is botnet, firefox is botnet, the webkit/opera spinoffs such as iridium are botnet, firefox forks such as newer palemoon/seamonkey/tor browser are botnet, and the only browser that is secure from passive/script kiddy type attacks, for now, is palemoon 27.*.* and text based browsers. Where's the browser for powerusers/some security? Why hasn't someone forked pre 28 palemoon or made a non-botnet browser yet?

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computer "experts"

How come the majority of self-proclaimed computer experts are mind bogglingly stupid?

You know the kind. They usually work IT for some small company or have their own business but all of them are retarded beyond saving.

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End of Codec Wars?

Can AV1 deliver and together with FLAC and Opus make codec fights history? If AV1 is as good as they promise, that is when free royalty free codecs are best at everything: lossy and lossless audio, and then with AV1 video. There should be no reason to use anything else in my books. Mux those in MKV or its imouto format WEBM, both free as well.

Even typically tech advanced anime scene is to this day sticking usually with h.264 + aac combo. Will they be the first to switch to AV1+Opus? They skipped VP9+Opus combo for some reason.

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Rakudo Perl 6

Why aren't you using Perl 6?

https://rakudo.org/

https://perl6.org/

https://moarvm.org/

#perl6 #perl6-dev on Freenode

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What can I do in my year's gap?

Halfway through my Undergrad Degree, I've decided to take a year off. What could I do that would be helpful? I don't have a lot of coding experience, but I'm Sysadmin-tier in Ganoo/loonix. Job experience: nada.

Is joining a bootcamp worth it or should I just do a UDemy course or something? Or should I get a certification (Do people even look at certifications?)?

I'm looking for a job at the end of the rainbow.

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Is Assange fucked? Does he deserve it? Can we help with 24 hour ops meme magic? Does he wear his programming socks? Who gives a shit?

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/assange-solitary-confinement-embassy-fears-extradition-us-lawyer/story?id=57018760

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Windows 10

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

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Alternate /tech/ history thread

If Hurd had just been a clone of the SysV kernel instead of the cluster/micro/cloud clusterfuck that it's failed to be for the past 30 years, would we all be using pure GNU right now?

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Based Browser Introduces Tor Tabs

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

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

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

Laughing at Firecucks right now.

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

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Low level firmware thread?

Hello tech, let's have thread about boot firmware and stuff.

Why is Coreboot such a shit? All of the payloads are ass. I recently installed Coreboot with SeaBIOS, and I still use GRUB in the disk MBR, which loads Linux, which loads GNU. I fucking despise GRUB. Horrible bootloader. The shell is garbage and it's damn near impossible to theme it and make it look nice.

Now that I'm done bitching, allow me to offer an alternative solution. We could work on building a Coreboot payload that operates a bit like SGI ARCS. For those who don't know, SGI made kickass graphics workstations in the 90s that had a graphical firmware interface that could be loaded from the PROM chip. The way it worked basically is that this firmware called ARCS could display buttons to boot from the disk, boot to install media, repair the OS, drop to a shell, etc. I really enjoyed the functionality of the ARCS shell which was called SASH (stand alone shell). Not sure if SASH was loaded from ARCS or the MBR equivalent, but it was pretty great. SASH gives you access to ls, dd, chmod, echo, grep, mkdir, rmdir, touch, and much much more. And it's all in a single binary. It would be great to have this built into a Coreboot payload as a sort of BIOS for Linux/BSD users. I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done, since we could just slap SASH and GUI components on top of an existing payload. The hardest part is making sure that SASH can boot the OS. This would completely eliminate that pig ugly hard to use, featureless, shitware that is GRUB.

Thoughts?

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Display technologies.

Why do manufacturers continue trying to improve a stale, cul-de-sac technology (IPS) -- we know it's a dead end. I remember buying multiple IPS monitors (ASUS, Dell, and Samsung -- supposedly companies with rigorous QC) a few years ago; they invariably had glow/backlight bleed/ghosting issues. However, I recently was impressed by a cheap AMVA+ monitor. This BenQ monitor has inky blacks + variegated colors, it's _actually_ comparable to my CRT -- first I've ever said that about an LCD. It's bizarre how I continue to read that VA panels have color smearing and poor response times; they did, but contemporary panels are excellent. Why does IPS/PLS continue to be the technology manufacturers invest in? They could have put that money into other promising (now dead) technologies, like SED, FED, Plasma, and Laser. Let's hope MicroLED and OLED hit the market soon.

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Electrofags get in here

Real 'Tesla Coil'

Is the concept of the 'Tesla Coil' from the old Red Alert games viable? I would love to see arrays of these placed along Trump's border wall, and along select European coastlines used by untermensch invaders.

Also Energy weapons general

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>ITT: Tales of tech laziness

I accidentally locked myself out of remote root access to my server, and I'm too lazy to walk ten steps over to fix it.

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Independent Education

What resources do you use for your independent learning? I currently want to learn new languages and study things like physics and calculus. I read books, but sometimes I would benefit with some sort of class structure. I've heard of Khan academy, but are there any better options out there?

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"leaked" nvidia gtx 1180/2080 turing bla bla bla pcb leaked

https://youtu.be/xk8YxSHjUcc

https://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/120755-purported-nvidia-geforce-gtx-2080-pcb-photos-leak/

>Not much faster than a 1080ti oc

well shit there goes 4k 120hz+

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seL4 gets formal verification on x64

https://sel4.systems/pipermail/announce/2018/000024.html

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Books I absolutely must read related to computer science, I am a newfag brainlet.

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With DaaS Windows coming, say goodbye to your PC as you know it

For over 30 years, we’ve thought of PCs primarily as Windows machines, which we owned and controlled. That’s about to change forever.

This isn’t about Microsoft forcing us off Windows 7 to Windows 10 as fast as it can (though it has found many ways to push that agenda). This is about Microsoft abandoning the Windows platform as a conventional desktop.

Microsoft is getting ready to replace Windows 10 with the Microsoft Managed Desktop. This will be a “desktop-as-a-service” (DaaS) offering. Instead of owning Windows, you’ll “rent” it by the month.

DaaS for Windows isn’t new. Citrix and VMware have made a living from it for years. Microsoft has offered Remote Desktop Services, formerly Terminal Services, for ages.

Microsoft Managed Desktop is a new take. It avoids the latency problem of the older Windows DaaS offerings by keeping the bulk of the operating system on your PC.

But you’ll no longer be in charge of your Windows PC. Instead, it will be automatically provisioned and patched for you by Microsoft. Maybe you’ll be OK with that.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know IT departments have not been happy with Microsoft’s twice yearly major “upgrades” to Windows 10. Let’s call it what it is. These aren’t upgrades or updates; they’re service patches (SP).

Take the Windows 10 April 2018 Update — please! It came with more than its fair share of bugs. What was especially annoying was that “Update” fouled up so many of Microsoft’s own programs. When even Word, Outlook and File Explorer lock up, you know you’ve got a mess on your hands.

Computerworld’s Woody Leonhard even recommended that, unless you were stuck with the April Update, you turn off automatic updating. He’s right to do so. Windows patching was always chancy, but with Windows 10 you’re more likely to have trouble when you patch than you are to avoid problems. And isn’t that a heck of a note?

So, with this track record, do you want to pay good money to let Microsoft maintain your desktops for you? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Nonetheless, DaaS Windows is coming. Microsoft has been getting away from the old-style desktop model for years now. Just look at Office. Microsoft would much rather have you rent Office via Office 365 than buy Microsoft Office and use it for years.Microsoft Managed Desktop is the first move to replacing “your” desktop with a rented desktop. By 2021, I expect the Managed Desktop to be to traditional Windows what Office 365 is to Office today: the wave of the future. Or maybe tsunami, depending on your perspective.

I’m not happy with this development. I’m old enough to remember the PC revolution. We went from depending on mainframes and Unix boxes for computing power to having the real power on our desktops. It was liberating.

Now Microsoft, which helped lead that revolution, is trying to return us to that old, centralized control model.

Forget that noise. If Microsoft continues on this course, soon your only real choices if you really want a “desktop” operating system will be Linux and macOS. Oh, you’ll still have “Windows.” But Windows as your “personal” desktop? It will be history.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3293429/microsoft-windows/with-daas-windows-coming-say-goodbye-to-your-pc-as-you-know-it.html

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Demoscene - Assembly

It's that time of the year again!

The assembly demoparty is on

https://www.twitch.tv/assemblytv

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Intel ME vulnerable to HTTP exploit, allows arbitrary code execution

>Researchers found several ME bugs last year, and now we have two more. The first one, CVE-2018-3627, is a logic bug that may allow execution of arbitrary code on Intel-based machines. According to the Russian security company Positive Technologies, which found a similar bug in Intel ME last year, the new one is more easily exploitable, making it even more dangerous. An attacker only needs local access on a machine to be able to exploit the Intel ME.

>Positive Technologies said that CVE-2018-3628, the second bug revealed by Intel, is much worse. The vulnerability enables a “full-blown remote code execution in the AMT process of the Management Engine.” Furthermore, unlike CVE-2017-5712, which PT discovered last year, an attacker wouldn’t even need an AMT administrator account.

TL:DR if your Intel system is on the same subnet as the attacker they can execute arbitrary code on your system at levels more privileged than ring-1.

https://archive.fo/umIHC

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-me-new-firmware-bugs,37492.html

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Brian Fagioli™ General

All the Fagioli threads go here.

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Google Clips

Google Clips is a Wireless Smart Camera you can clip to anything. It takes pictures and videos automatically without user input and uploads them to your Google account.

"Google Clips is smart enough to recognize great expressions, lighting and framing. So the camera captures beautiful, spontaneous images. And it gets smarter over time."

"Google Clips learns to recognize familiar faces. The more you’re with someone, the more it learns to capture clips of them."

Anyone else excited for this?

https://store.google.com/us/product/google_clips?hl=en-US

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Facebook, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and give up hope shills BTFO

(((/tech/))) stocks plummet

>The tech-heavy Nasdaq was set for a big down day Thursday after disappointing quarterly results from Facebook sent the social media giant hurtling toward its biggest share price decline ever and on track to lose more than $125 billion in market value.

>The Invesco QQQ Trust, which tracks the Nasdaq 100 index and can give traders a good idea of how the Nasdaq stocks will trade, was down more than 2 percent at one point in after-hours trading Wednesday. At last count, the ETF was off by about 1.5 percent. Nasdaq futures opened lower Wednesday evening, off by about 0.8 percent. Facebook lost more than a fifth of its value after hours.

>Big technology stocks other than Facebook felt the collateral damage as investors fled the sector. Apple lost about 1 percent. Facebook's "FANG" brethren were also lower. Amazon, which reports after the bell Thursday, lost 2.3 percent. Netflix, which disappointed FANG investors with its own set of weak results earlier this earnings season, shed about 3 percent in after-hours. Google parent Alphabet fell 2.4 percent.

>Facebook competitors Twitter and Snap both lost 4 percent after hours Wednesday.

>Investors did not see this coming. The Nasdaq Composite Index hit a record during trading Wednesday as investors crowded back into the FANG names once again. Facebook was responsible for a lot of that boost, jumping 1 percent during regular trading.

>But after the bell it was a different story.

>"The Facebook guidance debacle will be a tough pill to swallow for the bulls and weigh on FANG names as this comes on the heels of a Netflix miss as well last week," said Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights. "Facebook’s outlook will cause worries on the Street and that could spread to other names with stock multiples coming under attack. Facebook’s nightmare guidance will spook tech investors with a near term white knuckle period ahead."

>With Facebook down more than 20 percent after hours, that would far and away be its biggest drop ever. Its previous biggest drop was a 12 percent fall back in July 2012 shortly after it went public.

>The broader market looked to be on sounder footing heading into Thursday. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust was off just 0.3 percent in after-hours trading. Investors were likely encouraged by President Donald Trump's comments following his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that hinted that a trade deal between the U.S. and European Union was possible.

Source: cnbc.com/2018/07/25/tech-stocks-poised-for-bloodbath-on-thursday-with-facebook-on-track-fo.html

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Why is everyone in forums such niggers

guy1/OP is the guy in question but there are other idiots ITT as usual

>guy1 spends hours extolling the virtue of his new LCD, which he has compared between 0 and 2 other LCDs

>guy1 says there is no ghosting [page 1] (all monitors ever made have ghosting)

>guy2 says there is slight ghosting (all monitors ever made have ghosting)

>guy3 says there is blurring (LCDs couldn't not have blurring except a decade later when we got strobed-backlight models, which then have lots of ghosting that would have otherwised been covered up by much worse blur caused by sample-and-hold)

>guy4: the monitor has input lag

>guy5: "also vsync is advisable wether its crt or lcd... no need to force your hardware more than what your monitor is able to chew out" (if that was the reason, you could just cap the framerate to refresh rate and save 16ms of input lag from double buffered vsync)

>guy1: "I'm sorry that you're unhappy w/ your purchase" (copy/paste from salesrep handbook)

>guy1: "Once you go above what the monitor is capable of displaying, you get tearing." (without vsync, tearing happens no matter what your framerate and refresh rate are. in the best with a high precision timer and stable environment, you can get the tear line to stay close to the same spot)

>guy1 thinks he has rights to talk about mouse lag when he notices no problem caused by 16ms lag on double buffered 60Hz vsync

>guy1 " I highly doubt the monitor has anything to do w/ mouse lag. I could be wrong, however I've never heard of something like that relating to a monitor." (input lag is a common bug in the LCD industry)

>guy2: " i do like vsync, but there's just no way it will happen at the native res for this monitor. i just can't play when the fps suddenly drop from 60 to 30."

>guy1: "That's not the way VSync works." (it is)

https://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/364128-The-Official-ImageQuest-Hyundai-L90D-Thread/page2

Also why is there always this guy saying LCDs have screen tearing or one has more than the other? Tearing is more noticable on a CRT because there's no longer an inch of motion blur to cover it up

This shit is why forums are and always have been such cancer. You see these idiots and post "kys faggot" in the thread as there is no other appropriate response, and you get banned.

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> Something happened :(

> Hmm, we can't seem to find the site

What is with the move to softer language in error screens? It seems like a move to make things more 'user friendly', or maybe it's a shift in developer attitudes.

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CCC gets raided because of their affilation with RiseUp

>On June 20th, board members of the „Zwiebelfreunde“ association in multiple German cities had their homes searched under the dubious pretence that they were „witnesses“ while their computers and storage media were confiscated. The Augsburger CCC offshoot „OpenLab“ also had to contend with a search of their premises.

https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2018/hausdurchsuchungen-bei-vereinsvorstanden-der-zwiebelfreunde-und-im-openlab-augsburg

Mozilla raid when ?

Besides shitpost this is a not good.

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denuvo

so the guy who cracked denuvo got v&

will /tech/ pick up the torch and continue his work?

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Security questions?

I know next to nothing about computer security, so maybe there is something I'm missing here. What is the point of those security questions you have to choose on some services? I get that the idea is that the answer is something only I would know, but usually you can only pick a re-made question and none of the answers are secrets.

My mother's maiden name is not a secret, neither is the town I grew up in, and if you know the town you can also just try out all the elementary schools in it. Of course you could always provide a fake answer, but then you have to remember that one as well, giving you now effectively a second password to remember. That defeats the entire point of a secret question.

Unless I'm missing something, how did this retardation spread this much? Every time I sign in on eBay they want me to pick three questions. Luckily I have been able to put it off by closing the browser window, but I have also seen sites that won't let you proceed unless you pick your questions. Is this some sort of cargo cult where other tech companies are doing it, so you have to do it as well?

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HTTP

Linux

Blender

Python

PHP

MYSQL

Turbo Pascal

Delphi

C#

C++

Look at all this software socialist education has produces. Student loan debt slavery and LGBT awareness have only produced Codes of Conduct. Without the constant stream of socialist educated Europeans American "innovation" would dry pretty quick. America is a parasitic cancer on planet Earth that produces nothing.

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Dell Latitude & its brothers thread

Why Latitude?

>Used machines are plentiful and cheap

>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet

>Great durability: magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, with high quality plastic body panels

>Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models

>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop

>Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain

>The 2nd best TrackPoint™, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad

>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

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Positive experience with female developer

I know this is shit thread, so I will be brief. Delete it, bump lock it, whatever. I just wanted to share this with you guys.

>I have been lurking on imageboards for a very long time

>constantly bombarded with news about female programmer diversity programs, SJW, CoC...

>got a tech job at a medium sized company

>there is a female backend developer

>my first blackpill thought: she is a diversity hire

I was actually wrong, so wrong. She is 28 years old, started working as backend dev at 25. Incredibly skilled and pretty much a normalfag (not autistic). No makeup, no piercings, no tattoos, natural hair color, good hygiene, normal t-shirts (never low cut). Incredibly friendly, intelligent, self aware and loves technology. She does NOT have any social media. She is just a normal dev (not senior), but everyone is coming to her for information about our API. She works the hardest of all people in the company.

I know this sounds faggy, but I look up to her and she inspires me to make something of myself. Was NEET for 4 years before this job.

Posting this because many of you may be as blackpilled about female developers as I was. Maybe there is still hope, maybe there is not. Probably because I am not from burgerland, and maybe just maybe we are not yet as cucked.

The only downside is that she is fat and a huge macfag. I will try to redpill her on free software.

Sorry for blogpost

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Space Sex

NASA is conducting studies on how to have sex in zero gravity.

http://freakybay.com/article/space_sex.php

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Ubuntu Mate LTS

Besides sysmd

>supported by Canonical

>minimal

>works well on old hardware

>options for non proprietary or proprietary software

>full install vs minimal is similar enough to not feel like 2 different distro installations but diverse.

Is there any reason not to use it?

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Boycotting Amazon

Is it possible to boycott this company? I dont trust the Bezos I think hes taking over the world. Im publishing my book on Smashwords instead of Kindle. Im not a libtard so I dont go to whole foods. Im not a cuckservative so I dont read Washington Post. I also fucking hate Twitch and do all my online shopping on ebay. But amazon web services is everywhere. Fuck do I do?

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New AA tech /g/amers

http://research.nvidia.com/publication/2018-08_Adaptive-Temporal-Antialiasing

We designed our method for compatibility with conventional game engines and to harness the strengths of TAA, while addressing its failures unequivocally and simply. The core idea is to run the base case of TAA on most pixels and then, rather than attempting to combat its failures with heuristics, output a conservative segmentation mask of where it will fail, and why. We then replace the complex heuristics of TAA at failure pixels with robust alternatives, adapting to the image content.

We implemented the ATAA algorithm in Unreal Engine 4 and gathered results using Windows 10 v1803, Microsoft DXR, the NVIDIA RTX enabled 398.11 driver, and an NVIDIA Titan V GPU. To demonstrate the image quality achievable with ATAA, Figure 3 shows a comparison of ATAA and other common antialiasing algorithms used in games, zoomed to challenging areas of the scene.

The No AA row demonstrates the baseline aliasing that is expected from a single raster sample per pixel. The FXAA and TAA rows are the standard implementations available in UE4. SSAA 4x is 4× supersampling. We show the segmentation mask and three variations of ATAA with 2, 4, and 8 rays per pixel. Since the drawbacks of standard TAA are difficult to capture in still images, and all images in Figure 3 come from a stable converged frame, the supplemental video provides a more faithful comparison between standard TAA and ATAA in practice, including motion artifacts.

On an NVIDIA Titan V GPU at 1920×1080 resolution, ATAA runs in 18.4ms at 8× supersampling, 9.3ms at 4× supersampling, and 4.6ms at 2× supersampling for the image in Figure 1. This includes the creation of the standard TAA result, our segmentation mask, and adaptive ray tracing (including 1 shadow ray per light per primary ray). For the view shown in Figure 3, 107,881 pixels are selected for adaptive ray tracing, representing 5.2% of the total image resolution.

The specific number of rays identified for antialiasing varies per frame according to the segmentation mask. In addition, the FXAA pass adds as much as 0.75ms when the whole frame is new, but in practice scales linearly down to 0 as fewer of the pixels are identified for FXAA in the mask. Under typical camera motion fewer than 5% of pixels are selected for FXAA. Our ATAA solution integrated successfully operates within the 33 millisecond frame budget for a typical UE4 frame across all settings. Operating within a total frame budget of 16ms, while also ray tracing 1spp shadows at screen resolution, is possible with the 2× and 4× ATAA variants. As DXR is an experimental feature of Windows 10 v1083, we are optimistic that performance will improve as the runtime and driver receive important release optimisations.

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F1 Analysis

You are a Williams engineer. Your job is to look at the Sky Sports feed because you can't even afford to pay a cute girl with a camera to sneak into the garage of Ferrari or Mercades and find out how to make your gay car be less gay. Your mechanics die every week because they haven't eaten in months. "Aerodynamic Simulation" means looking ahead of you when you sigh. How do you save the company?

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New result

>Derivation of the Limits of Sine and Cosine at Infinity

>http://www.vixra.org/abs/1806.0082

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What are some good things to do with a beowulf? I've got a decent amount of hardware that was in an old storage container of mine about to be delivered to my house. I collected most of these broken systems over years of helping family and friends and getting to keep what I couldn't fix. I'm considering selling them, but I don't expect to get much and a home cluster would be fun to fuck around with.

The whole cluster would consist of an FX8150 desktop with 8 gigs of RAM and an R9-290x (old gayman system now running Ubuntu), a small AM-1 socket server with a Radeon 5770 running void, an Atom netbook, an AMD Trinity quad core laptop with a broken screen, a Pentium III desktop with an old Nvidia part, a dual core i5 ThinkPad with an Nvidia GPU, an Apple Powerbook G4, a 2011 MacBook pro and some random i3 laptop with integrated graphics.

I enjoy 3d, but I don't have the skills to really need this and that's only one use case and would probably not be needed on a regular basis. Another idea would be citizen science, using the cluster to play around with astronomical data. There's also crypto, but that rarely turns a profit at modern difficulties. How much of a need is there for software testing? That might be interesting on some of this hardware. Any suggestions?

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This is a 6502 and a 400 point breadboard. The 6502 has 3500 transistors. You could recreate the entire thing using eight breadboards.

The Z80 has 8500 transistors. It would take 21 breadboards to recreate it in discreet logic.

The 8086 has 29,000 transistors. It would 72 breadboards to recreate it.

The 68000, as its name implies, has 68,000 transistors, so 170 breadboards.

The 386? 275,000 transistors, necessitating 687 breadboards.

The original Pentium had 3.1 million transistors, so 7750 breadboards.

The Pentium 4 Northwood had 55 million transistors, so 137,500 breadboards

The i7 Haswell has 2.6 billion transistors, so 6.5 million breadboards

How does that make you feel?

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Relativity, FTLand causality

Reposting from /sci/, because /sci/ seems to be dead and maybe we could discuss potential ways in which FTL propulsion devices could work.

So, according to relativity, you either have causality, or you have FTL. Since throwing causality out of the window is something hard to conceive, since it would involve reformulating everything related to logic and throwing intuitivity out of the window which we already did with relativity, but whatever, we just decided to throw FTL under the train, probably because it's easier to ignore something we know nothing about, because of course relativity is correct.

But what if relativity is not correct? As in, it could be an incomplete theory that applies to most things within a "narrow" application space, more or less like Newtonian physics are applied nowadays to anything that isn't close to relativistic speeds. We know relativity does work according to many experimennts, but we don't know whether tachyons going FTL would have relativity applied to them, probably because nobody has ever seen tachyons and therefore can not test. Mathematically speaking, though, you should be able to describe the movement between two points as having infinite speed (teleportation), but this is not compatible with the way we think spacetime works, because that would open up a whole can of worms regarding time travel and event synchronization between different time frames.

So, is general relativity the be all end all theories ever devised where nothing could ever contradict it, or is this plain human "we could never be wrong" arrogance that could be "debunked" or superseded tomorrow?

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https://youtu.be/EdwDvz47lNw

>Cant even open it up to clean it

>cant replace ram, cpu or motherboard individually

>hard as fuck to fix

>Basically a laptop with even somehow worse thermals than a macbook "pro"

As a stalwort old ex macfag fan this new crap their peddling out is absolutely terrible

>inb4 louiscuckman linus shill shits

Their not wrong, apple shat itself.

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Deleted from Recycle Bin

Hey, is there a way to recover shit that's been deleted in Recycle Bin?

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Putin calls to block VPN access from Russia, TOR also affected

Not so long ago, Russian President instructed to develop a new law aimed at combating VPN and all sorts of CGI proxies, which allow to get to the forbidden resources. And, 8 June, the State Duma was introduced corresponding project on the basis of which should be followed by the mass bans VPN and use other ways to bypass the blocking of banned sites. However, there are a number of questions to which answers need to know each active user to the Internet.

How this will work

is very simple. The law provides for a ban on the VPN-services, etc. resources to allow access to sites banned in Russia any Russian user. If they do not fulfill this requirement, their IP-addresses will be blocked. That's all.

Tor

The most popular browser that is used to circumvent the ban, also falls within the scope of the law. If it is not met requirements imposed by law, its servers very quickly block and use it no longer be possible.

Search Engines

on the search engines will also be under pressure. They will be obliged to exclude from the search results sites banned in Russia. It is likely to be adopted as another law prohibiting the search engines to give all any reference to the words "free" and other pronouncements. For non-compliance - a fine of up to 0.7 million rubles.

Work VPN

Many companies in the offices set your VPN. Worry it is not necessary, because the access to their networks are only employees, which is why an exception would be made for them, as it says in the new bill. At least for now it is.

This is the end?

Bypass the lock will still be possible. Simply, it becomes even more difficult. Generally, it is possible that the project is modified or new release in the near future, and then to circumvent the prohibitions will not be the slightest chance. But in the form in which the project is presented now, it leaves a small loophole. For example, you can connect to a permitted VPN, pass themselves off as a Dutchman, and from there connect to another VPN and get to forbidden site to the second service user thought the Dutchman and gave access to the site.

This project will take exactly?

Yes. Besides there are 4 simple reasons:

1. It is quite sophisticated.

2. It is supported by almost all the deputies.

3. Roskomnadzor long time asks for a similar law.

4. The order to develop this project is given by the president.

Source: http://l62y7ilqoioymugj.onion/zapret-vpn.-kak-eto-budet-rabotat.html

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If Lisp is so good, how come nobody has even made a text editor with it? No, Emacs doesn't count, it's not pure lisp.

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>PC I've built and customized yourself for years dies

>Realize how lonely and empty life really until it's up and running again

It's like losing part of you

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Technologically savvy haxxor girls

Where can I find a chick who likes to fuck around with GNU/Linux? I’ll even take a BSD nigger. Getting desperate here. I don’t care if she’s a cow.

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What do anons think about test driven development?

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how many dead pixels you got

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K-Lang

I present to you a new, user-friendly stack-based language, 0-Lang. It's designed to be easy to read, as little keystroke as possible, self-documenting, verbose language.


5 \ puts integer on the stack
5.0 \ puts decimal on the stack
'Hello' \ puts string on the stack

drop * \ drops the string from the stack, multiplies the integer,
\ gives of error as * works only on numbers of the same type

5 \ puts integer on the stack
6.0 \ puts decimal on the stack
decimal-to-integer * \ leaves 30 on the stack

5 \ puts integer on the stack
6.0 \ puts decimal on the stack
swap integer-to-decimal * \ leaves 30.0 on the stack

[ fibonacci \ n -> m
duplicate 0 = if else
duplicate 1 = if else
duplicate 1 > if duplicate 1 - fibonacci swap 2 - fibonacci + end end end
]

\ span syntax: 'limit index step'
\ index puts the current loop index on the stack
\ print-format string takes in two arguments: the format string, and the number of format arguments
\ e.g. if i want to print two numbers, i have to do: 1 1 '`i `i' 2 print-format-string
\ format string formats start with a backtick, examples:
\ `i - integer
\ `d - decimal
\ `s - string
\ `n - newline
\ `t - tab
[ n-bottles-of-beer \ n ->
0 1 span
index index
'`i bottles of beer on the wall. `i bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around,`n' 2 print-format-string
end
]

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Traffic logging

Is there an easy way to log traffic on linux by process?

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Removing the pedos

How do you deal with the pedo problem all security focused systems have once they're in the wild? In the secure communications thread there was a link to a tox directory and it was nothing but pedos trying to attract other pedos and young kids. This isn't unique to that platform and services like Tor and a lot of community focused websites had problems with CP and pedos.

How do you solve this problem while enabling people to avoid the botnet and secure their privacy? It's not a solution to just ignore the problem unless you want the feds to start raiding random people in hopes of catching a pedo which then makes your entire system compromised and worthless as a security system/scares everyone away. You need to find a solution to remove the pedos and stay under the radar enough not to be paid too much attention to.

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lets make a website

lets make a website

ill put together the results when i think that the thread is done

<html>

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PAJEET VINDICATED

Tapeout design for Shakti, India's first RISC-V chipset, is complete.

>https://twitter.com/ShaktiProcessor/status/1022384131064430593

>32-bit clean instruction set

>400 MHz prototype optimized for low power and compact size

Project repository including riscv-linux

>https://bitbucket.org/account/user/casl/projects/CPU

In Hinduism, Shakti (शक्ति) represents the primordial cosmic energy and dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe. Shakti is the personification of divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as “The Great Divine Mother.”

WORLD MATRIARCHY BY 2020

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Look at that subtle off-white coloring, the tasteful thickness of it, oh my God, it even has a watermark.

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guido steps down

WE FUCKING DID IT!

WE FUCKING WON!!!!

PYTHON BTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOREVER!!!!!!!!


Now that PEP 572 is done, I don't ever want to have to fight so hard for a
PEP and find that so many people despise my decisions.

I would like to remove myself entirely from the decision process. I'll
still be there for a while as an ordinary core dev, and I'll still be
available to mentor people -- possibly more available. But I'm basically
giving myself a permanent vacation from being BDFL, and you all will be on
your own.

After all that's eventually going to happen regardless -- there's still
that bus lurking around the corner, and I'm not getting younger... (I'll
spare you the list of medical issues.)

I am not going to appoint a successor.

So what are you all going to do? Create a democracy? Anarchy? A
dictatorship? A federation?

I'm not worried about the day to day decisions in the issue tracker or on
GitHub. Very rarely I get asked for an opinion, and usually it's not
actually important. So this can just be dealt with as it has always been.

The decisions that most matter are probably
- How are PEPs decided
- How are new core devs inducted

We may be able to write up processes for these things as PEPs (maybe those
PEPs will form a kind of constitution). But here's the catch. I'm going to
try and let you all (the current committers) figure it out for yourselves.

Note that there's still the CoC -- if you don't like that document your
only option might be to leave this group voluntarily. Perhaps there are
issues to decide like when should someone be kicked out (this could be
banning people from python-dev or python-ideas too, since those are also
covered by the CoC).

Finally. A reminder that the archives of this list are public (
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/) although membership
is closed (limited to core devs).

I'll still be here, but I'm trying to let you all figure something out for
yourselves. I'm tired, and need a very long break.

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Youtubes new change makes Chrome's right click line separators impossible to line up with the line separators on Youtube. I'm outraged

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Why hasn't any crazy shit happened yet?

You would think in 2018 that cyber terrorism would be more rampant, but nothing seems to be happening, it's really quiet. Why is that?

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Likelyhood of finding programming job

What is the outlook for finding a programming job straight out of college?

Can community college suffice or do you need the degree meme to get anywhere with it?

Obviously location is a big factor, but generally around a major western city what are your chances?

I'm seeing the at least 3 years of job experience meme over and over again. Doesn't look too encouraging.

Last thing I want is to end up working minimum wage after college.

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Career Advice

Can we have a general career advice thread? Talk about your job, ask questions about careers or majors you're interested in, etc.

I'm not sure what career I really want to pursue. I started programming in middle school as a hobby, and though I never really got all that serious about it, I always assumed that programming would be my career path. Then I did a 2 year degree in Software Development, and the closer I get to having a programming job, the more I think I'd HATE programming as a career. It seems like the workplace culture most programming jobs has is not what I was hoping for. I feel like the influx of shit like Big Bang Theory, The Great Indoors, and IT Crowd have ruined programming as a career forever. Is it as soul-crushing as I expect? I was thinking of switching to some kind of engineering, maybe Computer Engineering, instead of continuing with a 4 year in CompSci. What kind of work can I realistically expect with a CE degree? Is it going to be any better? I'm in the US, by the way. Working IT for now and it's alright I guess since it's mostly a hands-on job instead of a call center.

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Programming Fonts

There is a severe lack of good monospace programming fonts that scale well.

Every single one of them is made for hipsters that prefer 9px fonts, enjoy your eye cancer.

I currently settled on Source Code Pro but it's not perfect either.

What font does /tech/ use for programming?

<small font size faggots need not apply

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DNS

Is running your own DNS server the only option if you don't want to leak data?

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https://web.archive.org/web/20180722062155/https://medium.com/@nofashathope/statement-no-fascists-at-hope-c6873a64cc94

>he had participated in the neo-nazi ‘Unite The Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer.

>The next day, the same man with the white MAGA hat further agitated conference-goers by loudly proclaiming himself a proud “nationalist” and voicing support for an accused child molester, John Draper (aka “Captain Crunch”),

When will Left wing hackers realize that Nazis are the one who need Tor/Secure Free software?

Its seems like you can be far left wing and work at Tor, Debian, Firefox and EFF

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modly from slapshit

DRAM industry likely to face oversupply in 2019

https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180725PD213.html

Looks like 2019 will be the year to buy DDR4 RAM.

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Hopefully you have your cookies disabled for 8chan. You do have them disabled, right /tech/?

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Hard drive motors

So I just dissabled 3 broken IDE HDD's and I got 2 Three Phase AC motors from them. Are they worth saving? I checked out local electronics store and electric motors cost around 20 €.

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How would the field of electronic binary calculators have evolved had the Axis powers won the war?

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Classic IntelliMouse 2018 - Microsoft brings back IntelliMouse

Well /tech/, are you excited for this new mouse?

M$ Blog Article: https://archive.fo/9idGj

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vi a shit. SHIT!

OK so normally I really like minimalistic setups, and generally find minimal software better to use. I would frequent the minimalism threads when they showed up.

Well in one of them, someone suggested using nvi instead of vim.

I tried it and holy fuck it sucks.

>no indicators at the bottom to let you know what mode you're in

>no visual selection modes

>>Without Visual Block (CTRL-v), you can't comment out/uncomment a bunch of lines as easily

>no g commands.

>>you can hit G to go to the bottom, but without gg you can't go back to the top. Have fun hitting k!

>>without gj, gk, g$, and g0, you can't easily traverse a long line that's longer than the screen and has wrapped visually

>no highlighting for parentheses, brackets, and curly braces

>>GuixSD gives you vi and not vim, and has you write a scheme config file

>>>It was not fun

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>RISC-V libre SBC when?

>RISC-V lappy when?

>RISC-V server when?

>RISC-V desktop when?

post your guesses, guys!

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Alright guys, what's going on with our good ol' bud, Elon?

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The Tor Illusion

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

Is Tor an illusion?

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Mesh networking

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

What's it like?

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/hsg/ - Home server general

/hsg/ - Home server general

Discuss building, setting up your own homeserver and maintaining the services and demons on it. This is all about taking control over your own services. Not leaving things up to some weird company that doesn't have your best interests at heart.

[I want a NAS/HTPC/Plex what should I get?]

RPi3, Asus Tinker or Odroid XU4/HC1.

Are you interested in learning GNU+Linux or BSD administration and configuration better? Becoming a openrc expert? want a cozy little BSD machine to run services on and interact with. Or practice more advanced and complicated networking setups.

[News]

https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/18/06/13/0059208/the-internet-is-finally-going-to-be-bigger-than-tv-worldwide

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/12/1924209/internet-luminaries-urge-eu-to-kill-off-automated-copyright-filter-proposal

Gentoo hacked https://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-announce/message/dc23d48d2258e1ed91599a8091167002

[Chat] using libre clients only

https://riot.im/app/#/room/#homeservergeneral:matrix.org

irc.rizon.net #_hsg_

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Xbox botnet is next console

>The next generation Microsoft console is a family of devices code-named Scarlett that consists of a traditional local console and a streaming box due out in 2020, according to Thurrott, which has published accurate information about Microsoft’s inner workings in the past.

>While the traditional console is said to be in the early days of development, Thurrott had a lot more to report on the streaming box, which is said to work with Microsoft’s upcoming game streaming platform.

>Scarlett Cloud, as one of Thurrott’s sources referred to it, is a lower-powered, game-streaming device reported to be shipping alongside the traditional console. It is said to have a limited amount of local compute for tasks such as controller input, image processing, and collision detection. A “splice” or “slice” of the game will run locally, and Microsoft’s cloud will “stitch” it together with the game running on the server side. While this means more hardware is needed locally, which will raise the price of the device, it will still cost “significantly less” than what a new console would traditionally cost.

>Thurrott reported that Microsoft’s end goal is to enable access to “Xbox” from any device at any time, as the company’s cloud platform has data centers in every major market of the world.

https://gematsu.com/2018/07/rumor-next-gen-xbox-consists-of-traditional-and-streaming-devices-due-out-in-2020

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Ryzen

>just switched from FX 4300 to Ryzen 3 1300X

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

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Sesame Credit mandatory in 2020 botnet for everyone

This is what might happen in hour countries (if it's not already the case in the background).

The Chinese botnet is actually going into over drive mode in aggregating and JUDGING people over the shit they do in their private/public life.

Worse part is that western companies like MasterCard or Visa are helping the Chinese gov into this nightmare. I wonder how much these companies are pushing this into western countries ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAIKh7AnTIk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCC8Sj5iFdc

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEIAjo8IWTI

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Project Thread

8chan project listings thread

Name some projects that you work in.

Here are two examples.

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

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

>>>/machinecult/ (chatbot software project)

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Do they have the technology for cryogenic chambers for humans yet

Don’t wanna live in this century

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/me/ Micro-editor general

https://micro-editor.github.io/

Micro is a text-based modern and intuitive text editor that's customizable, featherweight, able to go fully mouse or fully keyboard with 0 distractions on the screen.

+Written in Go and only Go.

+Blazingly fast

+More lightweight than VIM or emacs

+Plugin system

+Configurable through Lua

+Lots of things automated by default

-Doesn't work on certain unknown terminals by default. Easily fixable

https://github.com/zyedidia/micro#features

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Malware in AUR

Archfags BTFO again

https://archive.fo/yeSaS

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Help a gay retard learn networking

Networking and internet are my least favourite subjects in computer science and I'm shit at both of them. How should I approach these subjects (recommended books/lectures)?

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Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision

Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision

<An unlikely warning

<By Tom Warren @tomwarren Jul 18, 2018, 8:54am EDT

https://archive.fo/z5HxF https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/18/17585396/google-android-eu-fine-response

<The EU’s decision to force Google to unbundle its Chrome and search apps from Android[1] may have some implications for the future of Android’s free business model. In a blog post defending Google’s decision[2] to bundle search and Chrome apps on Android, Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlines the company’s response to the EU’s $5 billion fine[1]. Pichai highlights the fact a typical Android user will “install around 50 apps themselves” and can easily remove preinstalled apps. But if Google is prevented from bundling its own apps, that will upset the Android ecosystem.

<“If phone makers and mobile network operators couldn’t include our apps on their wide range of devices, it would upset the balance of the Android ecosystem,” explains Pichai, carefully avoiding the fact that phone makers will no longer be forced to bundle these apps but can still choose to do so. Pichai then hints that the free Android business model has relied on this app bundling. “So far, the Android business model has meant that we haven’t had to charge phone makers for our technology, or depend on a tightly controlled distribution model,” says Pichai. “But we are concerned that today’s decision will upset the careful balance that we have struck with Android, and that it sends a troubling signal in favor of proprietary systems over open platforms.”

<Pichai’s subtle talk of a “careful balance” of the Android business model will be seen as a warning shot to consumers, phone makers, and the European Commission. The EU has made no suggestions on exactly how Google should solve its app bundling violations. But it’s clear that if phone makers can bundle their own browsers instead of Chrome and point search queries toward rivals, then that could have implications for Google’s mobile ad revenue, which constitutes more than 50 percent[3] of the company’s net digital ad revenue.

<Google is warning that its Android business model could now change, and that may mean the company will need to consider licensing Android to phone makers. It’s an unlikely scenario that relies on consumers not seeking out Chrome or Google search on Android after Google’s unbundling. Given Google’s dominance in search and browsers and the popularity of its many web services, Pichai’s warning looks more like a bluff to court popular opinion than a genuine threat that Android will no longer be free.

[1]: https://archive.fo/oAEWW https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/18/17580694/google-android-eu-fine-antitrust

[2]: https://archive.fo/jpKYD https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/android-has-created-more-choice-not-less/

[3]: https://archive.fo/ps4GU https://www.recode.net/2017/7/24/16020330/google-digital-mobile-ad-revenue-world-leader-facebook-growth

tl;dr: Google pretends to be the victim after being fined for abusing its monopoly over Android phones

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web browsing and chans are fundamentally broken

this is how it looks for me today:

1. open web browser

2. open chans and websites

3. open a lot of tabs

4. start reading chan tabs and answering in them

5. leave them open because more replies can come, also I plan to save tab to PC when it's done. or write some text on my PC after reading that tab

6. go sleep

7. reply to tabs from previous day & open more tabs

8. repeat, repeat, until I end with thousands of tabs

9. ???

I do not understand what I should do with all of chan and website tabs. And when. Web browsing is broken.

I cannot close them because they can get replies, or I want to save them, or do some follow up.

follow up - for example if I read that jews are evil, a follow up would be to kill them or plan to kill them, or write some text related to this.

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/botnet/ Botnetpunk General

memestations

< < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < <

<Portable Handheld < << < << < << < << < << <

< < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < <

Replicant (live project)

https:/www.replicant.us/

>old Samsung phones

>Android 6 that is botnet-obliterated

>FSF approved

>well documented

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

>POTUS (lurk more)

PostmarketOS (live project)

https:/wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Devices

>under development

>seems very promising especially that Nokia 900

https:/neo900.org/

>schematics:

https:/neo900.org/stuff/block-diagrams/n900/n900.html

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

https:/wiki.lineageos.org/devices/

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

Other

https:/halium.org/

https:/pivotce.com/

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

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

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

>schematics aren't open sourced tho

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

notables:

https:/github.com/MediatekAndroidDevelopers/

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

search keyword: Develop arm board

notables:

https:/www.96boards.org/

>buy arm boards

>better than your average rPi IoT underpowered hype bullshit

>arm botnet tho

hardmode:

>buy anything

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

>encrypt firewall

>hack the shenzen directory indexes

>reverse engineer it

>??? 阅读中文

>profit!

Conclusion:

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

< < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < <

<Ultraportables << < << < << < << < << < << <

< < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < <

Libreboot

https:/libreboot.org/docs/hardware/

>FSF approved

>project halted?

Coreboot

https:/www.coreboot.org/

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

Conclusion (same as above):

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

>even processors post pentium4 have beacons in them

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

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<Ultimate Meme Machine < << < << < << < << <

< < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < << < <

https:/www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/

>expensive

>IBM power

>workstation class

DIY SPC

>have 1000memecoins

>killall cianiggers

>???

>???

>???

Conclusion:

Free from botnet?

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Stylish has a virus

> Stylish - Custom themes for any website

it actually logs your entire browser history. And it's still up on chromium app store https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylish-custom-themes-for/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe/reviews?hl=en

https://robertheaton.com/2018/07/02/stylish-browser-extension-steals-your-internet-history/

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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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Why aren't you on fedi anon? Don't you know the [jews/porkies/botnet] control and censor big social?

https://pleroma.social/

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>uninstall package

>apt-get autoremove wants to remove half of the packages on my system

WEW GREAT OS

R: 38 / I: 3 / P: 15 [R] [G] [-]

Third world tech

This article (en espanol, negrito) piqued my interest in how access to newer technologies spreads from technological centers like the US to shithole countries like Mexico and African countries. Does anyone here live in a developing country and can attest to this? Are there are services and technologies that are useful that are offered in underdeveloped countries but overlooked by more technologically “advanced” countries?

>https://www.animalpolitico.com/2018/07/gobernacion-computadoras-obsoletas-millones/

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Gentoo

Anyone using Gentoo as their primary OS? I'm thinking of wiping a computer, a shitty old dell laptop, and putting it on there.

I have it up currently in a VM and it seems okay.

Why use Gentoo?

I know that it is faster than Ubuntu.

I have MXLinux and Lubuntu running and they are pretty solid and fast.

Will Gentoo be worth it?

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Spacemacs, Doom-emacs and the like

Vimmer here, been hearing about doom-emacs, spacemacs etc and don't understand what gains I get from using all of that stuff over my beloved (n)vim. Shill evil-mode to me, /tech/.

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CopperheadOS is finished because of internal conflicts

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

>Daniel alleges that James' greed started manifesting last month

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

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

>he claims unfair pay distribution

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

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

>James is also into cryptoshit

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

Fork when?

Someone compiled all that drama until last week:

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

Twitter threads by the two people from then on:

http://archive.fo/cfWX5

http://archive.fo/uKx1s

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

http://archive.is/xg4UP

Leddit threads on this matter:

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

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

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

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Dvorak keyboards

Anyone here using Dvorak instead of QWERTY? I'm considering switching because I've heard it helps with pain related to carpal tunnel. Wondering if that's just a meme or if it's just marketing. Did your WPM go up after adjusting to the new layout? How easy is it to go back and forths between QWERTY and other layouts once you learn them?

The only reason I didn't attempt making the switch years ago was constantly using multiple machines that I didn't have full control over. Now I'm old and my wrists have totally gone to hell. I get pain and numbness after a few minutes of constant typing which is starting to slow me down and causing me a lot of concern. I'm actually having to manage the pain with opioids now to get through my daily work loads.

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community

After all these years of spening on imageboards I still do not have some sort of livechat/room that makes my loneliness easier for me.

My options are:

- discord, I'd rather cut my dick

- irc is a no, because even if a network allows tor it usually bans half of the nodes

- matrix is still immature and there is no command line client which has encryption baked in

The closest I've come to what I was looking for is #salt on i2p but i2pd stopped working a few weeks ago and I still haven't looked into it.

My question and what I would like to be the general theme for this thread is:

How come a community of privacy counscious people who are bent on bettering themselves hasn't emerged ?

If I'm missing something, don't hesitate to correct me.

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What's your job like?

Embedded systems dev here

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

>Brush white beard with your fingers.

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

>Enter your Prius for the daily work commute

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

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

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

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

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

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

> Launch a fully licensed version of IDA.

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

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

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

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

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Google Fuchsia

>Some of the principles that Fuchsia creators are pursuing have already run up against Google’s business model.

lol

>Google’s ads business relies on an ability to target users based on their location and activity, and Fuchsia’s nascent privacy features would, if implemented, hamstring this important business. There’s already been at least one clash between advertising and engineering over security and privacy features of the fledgling operating system, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ad team prevailed, this person said

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-19/google-team-is-said-to-plot-android-successor-draw-skepticism (https://archive.fo/DLRqF)

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Introducing the "CLASSICS act"

Seems we have another copyright extension on our hands:

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/take-action-tell-us-congress-not-to-pass-the-classics-act

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fucking disgusting. whats the point in having a desktop if all sites are like this

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>Arch Linux, a lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

>Installation needs me to manually set up files to configure keyboard layout, locale, timezone, hostname, filesystem table as well as installing the base system and format the disk to begin with instead of using an installer to do this for me in under 3 minutes.

Yeah, sure. My time is useless, guys. Feel free to waste it!

So tell me how Arch is 'simple' again?

Why the fuck is Linux such bloatware now a days? Everything is so fucking complex, nothing is elegant anymore. (Was it ever?) Where are the elegant operating systems that have a minimal but orthogonal set of features?

R: 43 / I: 3 / P: 15 [R] [G] [-]

What window manager are you using?

What do you think about this page? http://xahlee.info/linux/why_tiling_window_manager_sucks.html

R: 43 / I: 2 / P: 15 [R] [G] [-]

The illusion of meritocracy in programming

Code speaks for itself, right? How does it relate to your biological sex, expressed gender, sexual orientation or race?

I'm tired of Mozilla and other companies buying into the diversity meme. It makes me sick. I have never looked at anyone who has a genuine interest in computers and programming as inferior to me. So why push the anti white men agenda?

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Why most mobile browsers build on chromium?

R: 15 / I: 1 / P: 15 [R] [G] [-]

I have 1000 projects, tasks, plans.

How to manage them, prioritize them, plan them for specific simple tasks and actions?

How to plan life and projects into long-term future and execute and finish them?

Also, how to force myself to do what is most important for now, not what is easiest and most pleasurable? what drugs pills or system would force me to that? how to become terminator?

and how to get a lot of energy speed and hypomania so I can do a lot of tasks fast? How to explode?

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Microsoft's accuisition of github TANGIBLE DAMAGE

Microsoft's github is shit. It looks like microsoft trying to make bank DRM'ing foss projects,

and block 'bad goy' search terms.

I never used github other then to occasionally git clone source code. Was it always this shit?

the top url looks like facebook's, and now you buy "Apps"(software) at the github "marketplace"(DRM).

See images attched: