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EU might pass regulation requiring replaceable/removable batteries in smartphones Comrade 12/10/2020 (Thu) 19:15:10 No. 6819 [Reply]
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/eu-wants-iphones-replaceable-batteries-at-what-cost/ >A Dutch financial newspaper reports the European Union (EU) wants to establish a new regulation that would “force electronics manufacturers to facilitate easier battery replacements.” >It’s been years since flagship phones and laptops came with easily removable batteries, especially from companies like Apple. Have tech companies pulled the wool over our eyes? Or do people not care as much about removable batteries as the EU thinks? >If you buy a phone today, chances are you can’t easily remove the battery yourself. If you really want to try it out, it’ll require dozens of steps, including the removal of delicate pieces like the screen and the logic board. It’s not for the faint of heart. >I took a poll, asking people if an easily replaceable battery was a major factor when buying a phone. Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority wouldn’t buy a phone just for a replaceable battery. >Maybe we’ve all fallen for Apple’s marketing schemes. Maybe we could’ve had super-thin, sturdy phones with replaceable batteries all along. We believed the explanation that Apple provided because its phones thin and waterproof, and that’s what we wanted at the time. Hopefully this applies to laptops too.
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>>6836 I’m just saying this barely puts a scratch on planned obsolescence. it’s weak shit.
>>6828 rooting the device and installing a custom OS on it
ITT: zoomers who have never seen a removable smartphone battery talking about how impossibly delicate they are
>>6930 >ITT It was literally one person.
>>6930 >ITT It was literally one person.

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Well I'm disappointed Comrade 12/14/2020 (Mon) 21:27:54 No. 6891 [Reply]
For a site known predominantly for leftism and marxists ideology I was expecting more threads on factories and better methods of mass producing state demanded goods on its tech board. Oh well, stay in school and work hard y'all
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just buy a 3d printer
I always like hardware manufacturing over software. Whenever I've visited mills or shops, even once a real industrial smelter and forge, the machines and ambience were amazing. Some of this tech runs well even though it's over 100 years old. Recently I visited an old 19th century factory that had been converted into a fabricator centre with 3D printing and CNC milling >mfw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gIMZ0WyY88
>>6896 You can't 3d print steel you need to mold or shape it into useable machinery dipshit!!
>>6906 3D print metal microparticles and then put it in a kiln. nothin personnel kiddo

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Comrade 11/30/2020 (Mon) 21:12:32 No. 6613 [Reply]
Is there any point in storing old computer hardware? I've got a bunch of junk taking up space that I've got just in case, but so far it's been useless to me.
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>>6870 >What “botnet” are you guys talking about? >being this new posting on a board with a nonstandard TLD get better handlers/analysts glowie https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/botnet.html https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/Botnet
That's not how that caption is translated into Chinese.
>>6889 >That's not how that caption is translated into Chinese. >taking a meme seriously >taking anything anyone says on an imageboard seriously Get help
>>6613 Yes. Do you have any old network devices, anything that plugs into network via wifi or network cable, anything from phones to printers to heating mangment systems, ANYTHING?
>>6918 To clarify any of these devices can be used to find exploits to then hack any other similar device on the internet. Anything that connects to a network that is not your PC or Console.

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Escaping the DDoS protection racket Comrade 12/03/2020 (Thu) 21:43:57 No. 6709 [Reply]
Are we about to witness the next escalation in clampdowns on speech across the internet? The incoming presidential administration in the United States has included among its Department of Defense transition team Alyssa Starzak. Starzak, who previously held positions as General Counsel of the U.S. Army, Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense, counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and assistant general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, has for the past few years now been Head of Policy at Cloudflare. During her time at Cloudflare, we have already witnessed examples of politically-motived business decisions about who gets to be protected by DDoS protection services and who doesn't, including the shutting down of sites like 8ch and Daily Stormer. But it seems DDoS services have become just another aspect of Silicon Valley's merger with the US national security state. Sources, since no news sites really seem to have picked up on this yet: https://buildbackbetter.gov/the-transition/agency-review-teams/ https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/node/211
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Is ddos even an issue nowadays?
>>6713 Would that not be noticeable and traceable ?
>>6720 No, you can pay people anonymously to DDOS for you, and they'll do it via infected computers and hosting providers. The only noticeable thing is your suggestion that "that wouldn't happen", and >>6714's memoryloss for any website pre-cloudflare.
>>6714 Yes, bunkerchan itself was forced onto cloudfare due to a ddos less than a year ago
>>6709 Are ddos protection services really efficient enough to last ? Would it not be easier to use a re-host protocol, if you connect to a server you have to rehost data of that server, for a while. It would make ddos near impossible.

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Comrade 12/16/2020 (Wed) 15:08:44 No. 6919 [Reply]
>with the power of ai and machine learning we built this 300% efficient quantum supercomputer to make the world go fully green and STOP climate change by 2025
>>6919 I know people like this. talking to them is pain
Any type of "AI will fix it" talk makes me roll my eyes, really
What will really happen:

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Comrade 11/21/2020 (Sat) 04:42:32 No. 6480 [Reply]
Do you use any proprietary garbage against your own will because your peers refuse to switch to better alternatives? Pic related, though only the web client. I don't use anything else that's proprietary, not even youtube.
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>>6480 No. Getting peer pressured into using technology that spies on you isn't cool. If you know more than your friends about technology and you can appreciate the risk, you should tell them not to use it either, and show people you mean it by refusing to use it. I actually believe that's the right thing to do, same policy as hard drugs I guess.
>>6861 It's never worked for me and there's stuff like Whatsapp that's required for having a job. Downright depressing.
>>6861 If your "friends" use nothing but proprietary corporate spyware and refuse to do otherwise to communicate with you, then they are not your friends. Resisting the corporate botnet is far more important than the social connections of so-called "friends"
Does anybody know a good self hosted alternative to discord that can do VoIP?
>>6915 Matrix Jami Jitsi

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ChromeOS/Chromebook hate thread Comrade 12/12/2020 (Sat) 19:03:19 No. 6860 [Reply]
Can we have one of these going? I hate having to be forced to use this shitty spyware for school. It is so janky and broken and is missing several features that I usually take for granted in a computer Also the person who thought shoehorning Grammarly every time I open up CIAhrome deserves to be hung, drawn, and quartered (in minecraft)
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>>6864 I could compile kernel from google's tree and use debian's ARM userland but I could not figure out how to enable modesetting with mali. I know some archfags managed to do it but I could not replicate it. wonder how atom based chromebooks work
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I have literally never used a google product in my life. Yeah, i've used their apps and their web browsers before, but, I refuse to touch anything hardware related to that fucking evil company. Fuck that.
>spyware Just format them NIGGA
>>6864 They made them Linux compatible because ChromeOS is based on Gentoo.
>>6890 what smartphone do you use?

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Privacy general Comrade 05/08/2016 (Sun) 16:12:51 No. 2214 [Reply] [Last]
Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.

General tips
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* Use free software as much as you can.

* Use GNU/Linux and keep it up-to-date, to be sure that you don't have unpatched security exploits

* Don't use Flash Player, use youtube-dl instead for watching streaming videos online

* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead

* Use a password manager like Keepass or for GNU/Linux users keepassx. Create new passwords for every site that you visit and use a strong password as a master password. A tip for easy remembering of your master password is to use a sentence. "i fucking love cookies and tits!" with extra capital characters etc. is easier to remember than some random characters and long enough to prevent brute force attacks of any kind.

* Use the Tor Browser Bundle if you really want to stay anonymous.

Firefox
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* Go to Preferences -> History and set History to "Never remember history".

* See for additional tweaks: https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat and https://vikingvpn.com/cybersecurity-wiki/browser-security/guide-hardening-mozilla-firefox-for-privacy-and-security

Add-ons
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* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode

* HTTPS Everywhere

* DecentralEyes: prevents CDN hosting from tracking you (Google for Jquery etc.)

* Self Destructing Cookies: only allow cookies that you choose to allow

OS
==

* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least

* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging.

* Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.

Real life tips
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* Pay with cash if you can



Feel free to provide tips to each other comrades!
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>>6887 oh i forgot to mention the best practice (turn off your phone or remove the SIM card) for protests
>>6888 Or use a pocket faraday cage.
>>2214 What does it mean by “don’t install lots of things outside of the repository”? I though on Linux you could only download stuff from the repository.
>>6911 you can download shit from wherever you can get it
Web browser: Tor Browser, Firefox w/ privacytools.io recommendations & tweaks, Brave, Pale Moon, Ungoogled Chromium Adblocker: uBlock Origin Search engines: SearX, Qwant, DuckDuckGo, StartPage Digital currency: Monero [ https://www.getmonero.org ] Non-KYC crypto exchanges: [ https://bitshills.com/best-non-kyc-crypto-exchanges ] Email service: ProtonMail, Disroot, Criptext OS: Tails [ https://tails.boum.org ], any non-telemetry Linux distro is fine Web host / domain providers: [ https://files.catbox.moe/pbna7v.txt ] Server-side real-time communication: Element [ https://element.io ], Signal [ https://signal.org ] Peer-to-peer instant messenger: Briar [ https://briarproject.org ], Jami [ https://jami.net ] Preventing cloudflare/cdn origin server IP leak in nginx: [ https://stackoverflow.com/questions/64225024 ] Site vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, IP leaking for white hat self-use: Nikto2, skipfish, OpenVAS, Censys, SQLMap, nmap, Kali Linux, shodan.io Password hashing functions: argon2, scrypt, bcrypt More software/web tool recommendations: [ https://privacytools.io ]

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Comrade 12/11/2020 (Fri) 21:36:24 No. 6838 [Reply]
Goodbye vim, you have treated me well. We emacs now. Post emacs/comfy memes
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>>6840 Emacs is the frogposter's editor of choice
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>>6848 Wrong, it's 2hu territory: https://github.com/snackon/Witchmacs
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>>6846 Not OP but Doom Emacs really did this for me. It's not as cool because you didn't wager blood sweat and tears to create your config, but holy shit it's good. Fast, everything is vimlike, and all the little shit is done for you so you don't have to learn emacs lisp on day 1 to get something you can crack on with work with. Highly recommend it for any Vim user
>>6848 Do not disrespect Stallman like that.
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>>6842 Based.

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Comrade 12/15/2020 (Tue) 00:52:22 No. 6895 [Reply]
Solve the verification problem before it's too late and it's enforced because "who will think of whomever the fuck". Time is running out. All those takedowns really made the anti-privacy goons come out. "Just give them your ID", "it's necessary for the whatever", "what do You have to whatever". Also I don't care about porn but it's the only picture I found that fits.
The development of neural networks and its consequences have been a disaster for the internet.
>>6895 lol porn will be over saturated by deepfakes, GANs, and AI. Textual porn is already fucked thanks to GST3 and other bots. Saturate it all imo

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