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Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For Comments Comrade 03/17/2020 (Tue) 06:59:34 No. 512 [Reply]
Do not terminate internet connections and other communication services https://labs.ripe.net/Members/job_snijders/dont-terminate-peoples-internet-connections " Here is a plea to keep Internet services on in these times where we rely on online communications. Please do NOT terminate anyone's Internet or hosting service for pre-corona reasons such as 'we want money'. Right now we are facing a pandemic of proportions nobody alive has ever seen. Act responsibly and accordingly: do not shut anything down. Please! To illustrate, in the Netherlands we are in lockdown, because of the COVID-19 hazard: you are expected to *only* leave your house if it is absolutely critical, such as to pick up food from the food distribution centers, to get meds, to go work in a hospital, etc. At the same time we have no idea where everyone is and who is using what Interconnect to do what vital work. Maybe I'm fixing some important BGP thingy via my neighbour's wifi? Maybe she didn't pay her bills? Should she be cut off? Maybe next to her someone was freeloading on that same wifi to look up medical data? Why risk collateral damage by cutting anyone off? The *safest* thing to do right now is to not terminate anyone's access to information (be it connectivity, storage, compute, whatever). We'll mop up society's collective bills at a later point in time, after we deal with the immediate urgency at hand. And during this crisis we have to keep this Internet thing running and available to anyone who may need it. "

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https://www.leftvoice.org/rank-and-file-healthcare-workers-call-for-national-day-of-action Rank-And-File Healthcare Workers Call for National Day of Action A national network of rank-and-file activists is organizing a National Day of Action on Tax Day, April 15. We reproduce their list of demands and their call to action. A national network of rank-and-file activists from New York State Nurses Association, Michigan Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), Service Employees 1021, National Nurses United Chicago, and other nurse unions is organizing a National Day of Action on Tax Day, April 15. Health care workers are encouraged to participate by taking on the actions below—or come up with your own ideas. Be creative! Other unions should contact local nurses unions to see how you can help. Please let us know your plans by contacting Chris Brooks at [email protected] Share your action, before and after, on social media with the hashtag #THESYSTEMISBROKEN. NATIONAL HEALTH CARE DAY OF ACTION ON TAX DAY, APRIL 15 TELL THE WORLD: #THESYSTEMISBROKEN We are health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Please support our National Day of Action on Tax Day, April 15, to tell the world that #TheSystemIsBroken and demand that we reorganize the U.S. health care system to prioritize the interests of patients over those of billionaires and corporations. Our private, for-profit health care system has left us with a deep scarcity of resources and properly trained health care workers. We are not heroes and we did not enlist to die in our jobs due to government inaction and corporate greed. The pandemic has clearly exposed why critical infrastructure, including our country’s health care, cannot be left to the market. The mass graves being dug for tomorrow are made deeper by the political choices made today. We call for the U.S. health care system to be treated like road maintenance, garbage disposal, education, fire protection, and any other vital component of our social infrastructure. The entire system, from the production of drugs and medical supplies to hospitals and health clinics, should be nationalized and publicly administered on behalf of our communities rather than privately owned and operated for the benefit of billionaires and corporations. Faced with a lack of gloves, masks, beds and staff, both Spain and Ireland have nationalized their health care systems to better coordinate the distribution of critical resources.

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>>917 OUR DEMANDS EXPLAINED We demand that every health care worker be provided the PPE they need to keep themselves, their families, and their patients safe: #PPEoverProfits. Using the Defense Production Act, we can use our country’s manufacturing capacity to make gowns, N-95 masks, and ventilators. It is not enough for some private companies to voluntarily begin manufacturing the resources we need. We need the government to mandate that companies begin producing them and that we produce a surplus not only for the United States but for all the other countries that face a scarcity. We need coordination of resources, not competition. Hospital systems and states should not be in competition with one another for supplies. Nobody should be afraid of not getting the care they need because of where they live or because their hospital is not at the front of the line for ventilators. We need a system for distributing PPE and other supplies based on need rather than who has the deepest pockets or favorable political connections. We know that the disease strikes particular regions before others. For example, New York City is hit hard now. Rather than states stockpiling resources and waiting their turn, those resources should be sent to where they are needed. It is essential that frontline workers and their unions be at the table with state and federal government officials to ensure that resources are distributed to the hospitals and areas that need it most, when they need it. We demand mandatory safe staffing in every hospital. Health care workers are being assigned far more high-acuity patients than they can safely care for. Health care workers at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital, for example, have sometimes had as few as two nurses caring for 26 patients on 10 ventilators. These courageous workers staged a work stoppage on April 6 to alert the public to the dire situation. Frontline workers should be running the staffing offices and determining the staffing levels appropriate in our workplaces. We must train nurses now. Due to lack of PPE and a big drop in lucrative elective procedures, many hospitals across the country are laying off nurses and other staff at the exact moment we should be training them and preparing them to provide critical care to highly infectious patients. Nurses cannot be expected to give critical care without proper training. Child care for health care workers. Daycares and schools have made the appropriate decision to close, but this has left health care workers, who are often working long hours for many days in a row, with the challenge of finding others who will risk exposing themselves to the virus by watching their children. This is not a personal problem, but a social issue to be addressed by the government and our employers with free, universal child care for health care workers. House health care workers in union hotels to protect their families. Due to the lack of testing and PPE, every time health care workers go home to their families they risk exposing them to the virus. Medicare for All. With layoffs skyrocketing, millions of people are left without insurance for themselves and their families. No one who seeks the medical care they need and deserve in this moment should be left with a bill. Hospitals should not be making decisions to cut costs in fear of the impending budget crunch they will face. The solution is simple and clear: we need a single-payer system and we need it now.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/cdcs-failed-coronavirus-tests-were-tainted-with-coronavirus-feds-confirm/ >As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test kits in early February that were themselves seeded with the virus, federal officials have confirmed.

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Game modding through excel Comrade 05/10/2020 (Sun) 13:12:57 No. 1681 [Reply]
Hello everyone, I am politely requesting some help from /tech/'s denizens to help me troubleshoot my Democracy 3 mod from several years. Unfortunately I have basically forgotten how to use the modding tools anymore and do not really know how to fix the problem, so I was looking for some advice. Would any of you be interested in helping me out?
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=268336783 This is the mod BTW, I have people who say it is working and people who say it isn't, so yeah idk.
I am not going to work for free on a proprietary extension of a proprietary software. If porky wants my labour he is going to have to pay for it.
>>1686 Harsh bro, I didn't make any money off the mod either.
>>1682 Whoa, neat. I've used this mod before. I've used it recently as well and seems to work fine for me. Nice mod, I rate 10/10
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>>1694 Awww, thanks!

Getting my comrades to use some security in meetings and chat Comrade 05/08/2020 (Fri) 22:51:30 No. 1660 [Reply]
I am from a Communist Organization in the European Union and we need a secure chat software or site to communicate, this is because we are afraid of leaks or important information about comrades or organization plans getting out. What do you guys think a good and easy software to use? That everyone can easily learn ?
Matrix protocol - the new Riot IM client for "Desktop" (or laptop) has really good security. The update hasn't arrived for all mobile platfomrs yet, but it's estimated to be done by the end of this month. Have your logins stored safe, green flags next to user-profiles symbolize 'safe', never take part in unecrypted rooms or chats (it's now on by default). That's all the security opsec that's needed.
>>1661 >encryption's* now on by default
>>1661 Okay i am going to learn about that and hopefully use it in practice, do you know an email service that has the same type security ? thanks
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>nobody checks the damn catalog for my thread >>615 every time they clone one of these threads It's okay, it's not like I wanted to have an engaging discussion about this or anything.
>>1668 i am sorry my guy gonna read it

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Cyberwarfare Comrade 04/19/2020 (Sun) 13:48:34 No. 1251 [Reply]
How do I DDoS a website? Not a fed.
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>>1251 get a group of people with fast internet, make them all use LOIC on your target and done
Post on weibo that there is free Sora Aoi AV downloads on the webstite. The Chinese human wave will overwhelm puny western intertube.
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Encryption Comrade 04/29/2020 (Wed) 15:29:45 No. 1500 [Reply]
Got a new coreboot computer and I've been stumbling down the rabbit hole of encryption lately. This subject is way bigger and deeper than I expected it to be. File encryption, partition encryption, full-disk encryption, loop-AES, LUKS, VeraCrypt, hidden volumes, Blowfish vs Twofish, and on and on and on. It's all so confusing. What does anon think are some of the best practices for encryption?
>>1500 If you want full-disk encryption, do LVM on LUKS. It's the setup that is used when you choose "LVM with disk encryption" in the installer. If your distro doesn't have an installer, arch wiki has instructions for manually setting up LVM on LUKS. Don't even bother with anything else, unless you want only some partitions encrypted.
>>1502 >full-disk encryption I really hate the deceptive abuse of this phrase I see in most places. It's not full-disk encryption if you have to keep around an unencrypted EFI partition for your bootloader to reside on before you can decrypt and load everything else, which is what most distros have to do in order to encrypt all the other partitions. From what I understand, the only way to pull off full-disk encryption without hardware encryption (which is itself full of security problems, stick to software) is with coreboot/libreboot and a 1st-stage bootloader like SeaBIOS or GRUB as payload in order to decrypt the main bootloader and chain load everything else.

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[email protected] and other Distributed Computing projects Comrade 05/06/2020 (Wed) 06:40:28 No. 1609 [Reply]
What are your thoughts about these programs/projects? [email protected], [email protected], BOINC, etc. Also general thread for discussing distributed computing I guess. For anyone who doesn't even know what this is, The concept is essentially downloading a program that communicates with a server to do computing tasks for a larger network, Essentially becoming a part of a supercomputer, only split up among many computers in many locations instead of in a central location. Intereste in distributed computing for biomedical research has spiked recently with the COVID-19 pandemic. Both [email protected] and [email protected] have projects dedicated to simulating the viral proteins in order to better understand them. [email protected] reportedly has surpassed the exaflop barrier, with the total system having more computing power than many of the top supercomputers combined. I have some specific thoughts and questions to start out with. My thoughts on this is that it is a great idea, and have several computers running the software. I don't like to politicize everything, but it seems like a natural extension of a leftist philosophy to contribute to a larger collective computer that is capable of performing research that could benefit all of humanity. But I have heard a more cynical opinion here and there, that it is effectively giving away your own computing power to a organization who you shouldn't necessarily trust. That private companies could use the data to create drugs or treatments of t heir own and never acknowledge the effort put in by volunteer's computers that provided the research they needed, even if the data is public. I don't agree with this opinion and it seems to be a minority one anywhere the topic is brought up, but if there is any place to be critical of tech from a lefty perspective, it is here. I think this line of thought is more a criticism of how science is used, than the science or technology itself. So what do you think. Good use of collective computing power to perform research, or a porky scam to get us to give up our machine's computing power to crunch numbers for them for free?
[email protected] and [email protected] are proprietary software so those are bad examples. Furthermore whatever findings these software find are given to US corporations and private businesses to make a profit. Who benefits from these profits? Not me or you (unless you own shares in these companies or are a CEO). So I am opposed to it and would rather see a GPL'd [email protected] or something.

Imageboards and cataolgs Comrade 04/29/2020 (Wed) 11:31:27 No. 1491 [Reply]
Why the hell don't all imageboards just make the catalog page the only page when you open it. Why do they have the "non-catalog" view as the default view. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Because catalogues are fucking gay and don't allow a great enough preview for the thread in question. They're convenient for being every thread, as they were intended to be originally, not lurking the board.
You can fix this by adding this under the JS tab in settings - switch(window.location.href) { case "https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/": location.replace("https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/catalog.html"); break; case "https://bunkerchan.xyz/hobby/": location.replace("https://bunkerchan.xyz/hobby/catalog.html"); break; case "https://bunkerchan.xyz/tech/": location.replace("https://bunkerchan.xyz/tech/catalog.html"); break; case "https://bunkerchan.xyz/edu/": location.replace("https://bunkerchan.xyz/edu/catalog.html"); break; case "https://bunkerchan.xyz/GET/":

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>>1520 I hate JS
this engine maniwani (or the frontend at least ) that runs /futatsu.org uses the catalog as the default board view https://github.com/DangerOnTheRanger/maniwani

Comrade 03/22/2020 (Sun) 03:25:51 No. 560 [Reply]
I've just recently started to learn how to code, can google my way through basic shit in python, javascript, java How can I contribute to the world while locked up?
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>>566 thanks for the actually helpful response!! I'll look into all of that.
>can google my way through basic shit in python, *can search the web through basic shit in python Please avoid using G*gle to refer to web searching
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Read SICP!!
>>560 If you want to contribute then you'll have to learn how to read code as well as write it.
>>566 ok coomer

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Comrade 04/11/2020 (Sat) 18:15:36 No. 929 [Reply]
Hello /tech/ I am a user of GNU/Linux This is a proposition for windows users in the audience. I am not here to berate you or to make fun of you. I know a lot of shade can get thrown around by the GNU/Linux community towards people who use Propitiatory software (Windows, Unix, Mac). My question, though, is...why? Why do you continue to use something while being a radical that you know is spying on you and cataloging you in a database. Microsoft is a subsidiary of Raithion. These companies know who you are and your user profile and will sell you out at the drop of a hat. The only way forward at this point it let go of the ghost and learn how to use Either, at the very least, a type of open source Operating system, or, learn how to install and use a Free and Open Source (FOSS) Operating system and use Free and Open Source software. To be a windows user in this day and age is already a drastic mistake && to be a windows user and a radical is asking to get handcuffs put on you and thrown in jail, or, worse. In lieu of this, I would like to open up a dialogue between windows/unix users and users here on the GNU/Linux side of the fence; This should be a general thread for help related too the installation of and use of GNU/Linux. We should be helping people get off of Proprietary government funded traps like windows not reveling in our ivory towers. If any windows users have any questions about GNU/Linux I implore you to ask them in this thread. Surely the users of bunkerchan will feel inclined to answer. I'm curious to know: What is it that prevents you from taking the leap? Again, why? Just do it, comrade! Best of luck. -Anon
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>>929 >>929 >Propitiatory software (Windows, Unix, Mac). I use a UNIX OS (NetBSD), it is not proprietary. Most UNIXes in use nowadays aren't proprietary afaik
>>1134 Aren't they owned by apple?
>>1136 Apple took BSD kernel for MacOSX because the license allowed them to do so, not because any flavor of bsd that I know is owned by apple.
>>967 >Why do you think you're safe on Linux when open source is literally backed by capitalists through "foundations"? Because I can read the source code and patch out things if they try to put something on my computer that I don't like.
>>1021 use an idiot distro and boot an "advanced" distro in a VM if you want to toy around and learn things.

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Trolling The Free Software Fundies Comrade 04/10/2020 (Fri) 03:47:48 No. 880 [Reply]
Why are free software fundamentalists so easy to troll? I get that people have different standards for what "open source" is, but shouldn't we try to welcome any money we can get into making open source software? It doesn't seem like being exclusionary is a good strategy. This stuff leads to purity spiralling, hurt feelings, and worst of all, trolls having their lulz at your expense. I encourage everyone to use open source and even libre software, but harm reduction means encouraging everyone to use proprietary software less, not ruthlessly gate keeping everything.
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>>885 >>893 Don't forget that buggy calculator and the Windows 3.1 file manager.
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You think you are trolling. In reality you are just being a shill for massive corporations to rape working class people. In reality, you just look like a dumb cuck. Pic related is OP.
>>1458 Underrated post.
>says some retarded lie >gets banned HAAHAHA FREETARDS TRIGGERED xDDD
>>885 this practice is called "openwashing", which is comparable to greenwashing.

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