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Big Tech and political power Comrade 11/08/2020 (Sun) 05:32:19 No. 5853 [Reply]
Pic related has become normalized over the last four years. Big Tech has far too much meddling power in politics and as long as its for bad orange man no one bats an eye. If the Biden-Harris administration is smart they will immediately seek to break up Google and Twitter as their power increasingly threatens the federal government. I really hope the 20s see a return to the decentralized web instead of almost all internet traffic being owned by 3 companies. The FSFs fight against DRM in web content is essentially the same fight.
I remember some retard on the main board (lots of retards there now that I think about it) larping and applying the logic of owning the means of production to Big Tech. Like, literally taking over their platforms somehow as a response to others talking about decentralized non-botnet alternatives to mainstream social media platforms. Fucking lol. Anyway, yeah, social media has always been cancer but holy fuck is it getting bad these days. Have you noticed they've also started adding warnings to accounts on twitter/youtube that belong or are associated with Russia/China at all?
>>5868 LOL can you post a screen or link?
nevermind, i think ive seen it already on youtube, they use warnings under all kinds of conspiracy shit like the illuminati or flat earth lmao

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PC build Anonymous Comrade 11/21/2019 (Thu) 22:06:26 No. 2265 [Reply] [Last]
Just building a semi-cheap PC to replace my old one I built 3 years ago, it's not really meant to be a brand new state-of-the-art computer but just one that's supposed to have the same power as my old one but that runs better. Also yes I'm using Intel because my past 4 computers have used Ryzen or AMD and milage has varied, intel is shit but at least it's shit that won't turn into a nuke like my AMD did(it was their very first 8-core) and also I'm trying to skimp on money so while expensive and probably not the best performance I at least know it won't require a fucking swimming pool for a cooling unit.
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>>5765 Noctua D15 is better than 99% of "liquid coolers" and cheaper in most cases. Unless you're into extreme overclocking you don't need liquid coolers and Noctua's, they're noisy they leak and breaking down will shortcircuit the motherboard.
>>5774 >they're noisy <Liquid excuse me?
Should I go for the Corsair H100i or MasterLiquid 360 for my 3900x? I've heard good things about the H100i but apparently the 3900x has offset heat distribution from the centre of the chip to combat heating on its own and the H100i is designed to dissipate the heat from the centre where it's supposed to be concentrated so it kinda works against Ryzen's design and as a result most people use the Masterliquid with 3900x. So which one should I go for? Or should I go for another liquid cooler entirely? Also yes I'd like to stay with liquid coolers even if I can get an air cooled one with comparable stats.
>>5775 Liquid cooling makes more noise than shit like Noctua lol while also being more expensive and a hassle to install. If you aren't using an overclocked (not like overclocking makes much sense these days either) housefire like modern Intel shit or pre-Zen 2 AMD then a moderately expensive air cooler will be more than enough and more silent if you set up fan curves. >>5865 Holy fuck I looked up the prices of that garbage you mentioned, just get a Noctua or a bequiet (though at the risk of sounding like a shill I like Noctua more, also comes with a lifetime warranty). Oh yeah, and don't fall for the liquid cooling gayming shit.
>>5865 >>5866 I should mention I'm currently using an FX AMD housefire with a Noctua NH-U12S, not even the NH-D15 which is the best cooler in their lineup, coupled with two shitty cheap fans and temps never go into dangerous territory. After some quick googling it seems a NH-D15 or a DRP4 should be more than enough for a 3900x, even when overclocked.

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spotify DRM is almost defeated Comrade 11/08/2020 (Sun) 07:17:37 No. 5854 [Reply]
https://gitlab.com/fuck-capitalism/spotifykeydumper now that we know how to extract AES key that encrypts the audio stream, we are one python script away from spotify-dling all those musics
comrades get in here!
Hooks.cpp relies on hardcoded addresses for the hooked functions. Still very cool.
Interesting I guess but there's nothing worth stealing on sporify that you couldn't get from somewhere else easier
>Hooks.cpp >// key is encoded with some sort of algorithm; decode it here Here's what happens. A 64-bit key is present as two u32 values: key0 -> keyPtr and key1 -> uVar3. This encodes the real key which has four u32 values. For decoding the current position starts at 3 and cycles to 0 four times, this is keyDecoded[index & 3]. The value to the left of the current position with wrapping is uVar1. At each step a delta is computed from the left value, the step/index and the two key values, and this delta is used to update the current value: current = current + delta The delta in Hooks.cpp is: (((((uVar1 + index + keyPtr & uVar1 * 16 + uVar3) * 2 + uVar1 * -17) - index) - uVar3) - keyPtr) which can be reorganized as: (((left + index + key0) & ((left << 4) + key1)) << 1) - (left + index + key0 + (left << 4) + key1) Taking a = left + index + key0

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FLOSS CAD thread Comrade 11/07/2020 (Sat) 14:40:16 No. 5841 [Reply]
CAD thread, preferably using free/libre open source tools. FreeCAD, LibreCAD, SolveSpace etc. Where are my CAD anons at? Pics related are a mostly wooden wind turbine design I came up with yesterday. 45x145 and 45x95 mm lumber. Around 1500 W. Drawn in SolveSpace. Critique welcome!

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cybersocialist planning poll Comrade 08/11/2019 (Sun) 06:27:35 No. 3240 [Reply] [Last]

answer some questions about how you would like the hypothetical open source software to be written.
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Cockshott's plan, also detailed here in this (PDF), is a bit confusing in the sense that hes using a neural net for something non typical. Neural nets under capitalism are typically used for machine learning tasks like classification, regression etc. Wheras he is using it for a very atypical purpose (tractable solution to an LP problem).
As far as I can tell, Rocket and Actix-web have mostly the same layout for projects. Rocket just has a few more nice macros. On the other hand, Actix is much faster at the moment due to having async capability. Rocket says they're implementing the capability right now, but it's not there yet.
>>3243 >Scala Pain to get working on gentoo. You must force the java-vm since the gentoo java project doesn't seem to wat to fix problems with the java eclass.
>>3292 >making polls for just ten people
>>3316 keep in mind that was in the late 80s/early 90s when machine learning was in its infancy

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Federated Discord Anonymous Comrade 10/27/2019 (Sun) 13:39:20 No. 2634 [Reply]
Have you heard of Riot.im?


its a federated discord alternative.
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It's not an alternative. It doesn't even have voice channels
I stopped using Discord a year ago and exclusively use Matrix now.
>>5833 It does have voice communication, though it is generally less good than Discord in every way.
Its one of the best projects
>>5833 You should be using mumble for that. >>5835 How so? Discord's voice chat is laggy and low quality.

FLOSS imageboard software Anonymous Comrade 01/24/2020 (Fri) 06:02:22 No. 2525 [Reply]
https://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality What do people think of this IB software? it looks like a higher version of whats running on leftypol.org
It looks wrong, I don't like it
>>2528 theres a demo app linked in the readme https://www.supremereality.us/
Isn't most imageboard software FLOSS? The only exception I can think of is 4chan and some other irrelevant imageboards.

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Comrade 03/22/2020 (Sun) 19:56:31 No. 573 [Reply]
What's wrong with jfif /tech/bros?
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>>589 wow that sub makes me sick
>>589 >>604 shut up ya pretensions twats >le epic religious m*n with violent threats pic
>>645 either way the sub is extremely weird. the trans movement will not survive this way.
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>>584 >how do you fix it and make it better? Stop overloading filename metadata with file format metadata, and especially stop overloading filesystem hierarchy metadata with both through pathnames. Put different metadata in different, dedicated Db fields, like a civilized filesystem.
>>573 it pronounced jiff u doink

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Comrade 08/07/2019 (Wed) 22:14:39 No. 2544 [Reply]
Can anyone give me a good GPU/CPU review site that doesn't do sponsored content? Like 75% of all articles about RTX i have found have been sponsored by Nvidia and it sucks.
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There are desktop computers with Arm CPUs but they are not aimed at regular users. For example, here is this beast: https://store.avantek.co.uk/avantek-thunderx2-arm-workstation-thunderx2station.html

There are laptops with Arm chips now that run Windows on Arm, but last time I heard about it they couldn't get GNU/Linux on it.

As far as I know, Arm GPUs don't have Free drivers. Do you happen to know about something like that?
>There are desktop computers with Arm CPUs but they are not aimed at regular users.
If you want a arm desktop you should just get a SBC: https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/single-board-computers

>There are laptops with Arm chips now that run Windows on Arm, but last time I heard about it they couldn't get GNU/Linux on it.
This is incorrect, there are many arm laptops that ship with GNU/Linux natively, many Chromebooks are examples of this, they also ship with coreboot by default making them more free than just about anything else. The ASUS C201 being one that can be librebooted, but requires a external wireless adapter and has a low quality keyboard.

>As far as I know, Arm GPUs don't have Free drivers. Do you happen to know about something like that?
At minimum there are many Mali, Adreno, Videocore, and Vivante GPUs with open source drivers available. There are plenty of options.

If you've got a excess of capital and you're worried about performance you could also get a Raptor system with are based off IBM Power: https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B02/intro.html
I just noticed my FSF link there wasn't to actual SBCs just to SOCs. Just to keep the list reasonable and useful I'll list all those computers with open source hardware, which have CPU/GPU combinations which not only are open source but which don't have any GPL violations, and are capable of running a full desktop system.
All the Cubieboards except for 4 and 5: http://cubieboard.org/model/
https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B02/intro.html (this actually goes further than the others here to have a entirely opensource extremely fast CPU)
>>2544 Look at the steam hardware survey and go for the most commonly used hardware , this way you will get a system with reasonably good compatibility for most games since game developers use this data when they decide what hardware they should support so that they can have the broadest audience. And if a load of people are using a particular CPU or GPU then that means it is probably not complete rubbish. https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/Steam-Hardware-Software-Survey-Welcome-to-Steam
>>2544 how u make ur frog vibrate

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cybermemes Comrade 08/13/2019 (Tue) 08:36:14 No. 2153 [Reply]
some /tech/ memes.
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>>2155 i dont get it


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