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What Linux distros are used by Stallman? Anonymous 11/20/2020 (Fri) 17:04:08 No. 6452 [Reply]
I've heard in an older video that Linus Torvalds uses Fedora, and I read on Stallman's webpage that he presently uses a newer distro called Trisquel GNU/Linux.
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>>6469 Like what?
>>6470 like it seemed a lot of community shilling and conspiratorial stuff ceased from occuring on my computer...like random connection issues this was a few years back...maybe it was that the CIA wanted me to use their distro or exert some further influence or control over me
>>6467 gentoo. it's just a matter of changing your package.use file.
>>6470 i gave a copy of fedora on usb to a homeless person who had similar issues and he said similarly that fedora caused some stuff that was going on to cease
>I noticed that opening Meet or Zoom caused the CPU usage to boost above 100% >I first experienced the issue after upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04, now I am using Linux Mint 20 with XFCE >Intel Pentium N3540 Speed: 583 MHz min/max: 500/2166 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 583 2: 583 3: 539 4: 536 >"Quadcore" >HD Graphics Mesa DRI >Memory: 3.73 GiB >That's hardly surprising since it isn't a problem with the operating system. Your machine is incapable of meeting your excessive expectations of it. Even the lowly Intel Atom line of CPUs out-perform the Pentium N3540. Once you go beyond basic email and simple web-browsing, that machine simply is not going to cope. >Hi everyone, sadly all recommendations did not change anything. However I've been testing a Fedora 33 live image with Xfce and things works perfectly, I've been in more than three meetings with Google Meet (even sharing my screen) and one with Zoom and had no problem at all. I know my hardware isn't very good, but I was sure the problems were not all due to my machine. All my experiences and "experiments" with this issue suggest to me that this is a Debian related issue as I had the same trouble with Debian-based distros. I think I will change to Fedora permanently as this solved my problem. Thank you all for your help and your time.

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Comrade 11/19/2020 (Thu) 05:08:08 No. 6424 [Reply]
>Pluton acts as a hardware root-of-trust, which in simple terms protects a device’s hardware from tampering, such as from hardware implants or by hackers exploiting flaws in the device’s low-level firmware. By integrating the chip inside future Intel, AMD and Qualcomm central processor units, or CPUs, it makes it far more difficult for hackers with physical access to a computer to launch hardware attacks and extract sensitive data, the companies said. >The chip comes with immediate benefits, like making hardware attacks against Windows devices far more difficult to succeed. But the chip also solves a major security headache by keeping the device’s firmware up-to-date. >Microsoft declined to say if it planned to offer the Pluton chip designs to other chip makers or if it planned to make the designs open-source for anyone to use, but said it plans to share more details in the future, leaving the door open to the possibility https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/microsoft-pluton-security-chip-intel-amd-qualcomm/ Because having to choose between the AMD and IME botnets wasn't enough, Microsoft is going to add its own backdoor to pretty much ALL processors.
Microsoft has already been adding backdoors into every motherboard in the form of UEFI.
>>6424 >all hail the new security chiperino, it will make puter safe it's an old story it has been retold for decades, every single time it plays out the same. Everybody trusts the black box magic, making it exponentially more lucrative to break the security of the chip, because so much rests on this one pillar. The chip gets owned, and all the hardware has to be thrown out and be replaced with new wares. It's a racket. i hope somebody finds a way to use this to lock open hardware.
Oh boy I can't wait to have TWO black boxes inside my computer!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comrade 11/16/2020 (Mon) 19:48:56 No. 6371 [Reply]
Yep... they don't make 'em like they used to.
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This is what technology in the communist utopia would look like and it'd be beautiful.
>>6373 I get the hate chiclets get, but I'm not minding them on a new (to me) thinkpad I got recently. Could do the classic keyboard mod, but maybe I'm just too lazy to break apart an older keyboard.
That looks way too heavy
I sometimes bring my own coffee to the local Starbucks and pull out my modded thinkpad as a powermove.
>>6447 What technology is this?

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Comrade 11/20/2020 (Fri) 01:26:08 No. 6440 [Reply]
>still thinking it was suicide
>>6440 he knew too much... lol

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Projects Comrade 11/19/2020 (Thu) 17:57:53 No. 6432 [Reply]
Just started programming a month ago and finished an introductory python course. Can you recommend me some projects to do to become a better programming? Hopefully something related to communism. Danke.
Try making an imageboard or a twitter clone in django.
>>6432 here some small project to help you learn >Basic Games <Tetris clone <2048 clone >Web stuff <Simple web crawler try to fetch relative information in a website and turn it into usable data <a simple Chat with different canals >Advance stuff (mostly related to memory) <Atari Emulator <GameBoy emulator >Cypher stuff <AES
>>6434 >AES Or, maybe, anything else? AES is just ok for coldstorage, not data-in-transit anyways.
project-focused: github.com/tuvtran/project-based-learning topcoder.com/challenges challenges / interview questions: leetfree.com (click all questions, sort by difficulty) codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/codejam/archive codeforces.com/problemset (sort by difficulty/rating) codechef.com codewars.com spoj.com coderbyte.com/challenges Cracking the Coding Interview (find it on libgen.is) projecteuler.net/archives (math-oriented) are you going to be doing any web dev? i have a bunch of links saved in a txt for that stuff too
>>6438 >are you going to be doing any web dev? i have a bunch of links saved in a txt for that stuff too yes

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Socialist Open-Source Projects Comrade 11/10/2020 (Tue) 09:23:55 No. 5896 [Reply]
It seems like the open-source/Linux community is made up of a bunch of Libertarian-types. Are there any good socialist open-source projects I can follow, or important socialist computer science figures I should know about?
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>>5897 it's not consumerism you pompous idiot. what about something as simple as functional TANS software that is documented and accessible to any country? libertarians have their bitcoin meme that they can use to cry about central banks, while we literally don't have shit to offer in terms of actual economic alternatives that exists as a real program.
>>6363 There's tons of free software for linear programming.
>>6363 >it's not consumerism you pompous idiot. You missed the point badly.

Comrade 02/17/2020 (Mon) 11:27:07 No. 40 [Reply]
Is protonmail a honeypot? >Trying to sign up on .onion links back to .com >Can't sign up with vpn >Only accepts crypto after you've signed up There's absolutely no reason for not allowing sign-ups with vpns/TOR and activating the accounts after the payment has gone through Do there exist any alternatives that aren't glowies?
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>>5697 >Imagine not proxy chaining into a sock5 from tor so you look normal... How do you do this? What services host sock5 that I can use?
>Is protonmail a honeypot? unlikely >Do there exist any alternatives that aren't glowies? Tutanota and some other onion only sites. >bonus question >should you take your meds? Yes you paranoid schizo
Protonmail is hosted in Israel.
>>Can't sign up with vpn I did. Multiple times. Get a good one. Plus you can sign up on Tor if you don't mind a small delay emailing their anti-spam department.
>>5697 Literally! I can't even post here!

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arguing for free software under capitalism Comrade 11/16/2020 (Mon) 06:47:07 No. 6361 [Reply]
none of my programmer friends believe in open source software because they claim it "doesn't make money". I tried to explain that large corporations would be willing to pay for the programmers wages since the intellectual property itself is only so valuable if they have programmers actively developing it and adding labor time. they claim that it never happens in real life, so I countered it by using the linux foundation as an example, and explaining that plenty of companies fund linux development just because it's such a nice software to use for servers and that it's simply way cheaper to cooperate on linux than trying to go solo and develop their own private software. they claimed it was an exception and insist that it doesn't work and that this is why closed source software is more dominant, but I don't really know of any other examples of free software to persuade them. I remember that Brazil was pretty big on it for a while, was that because of some kind of government policy or what? are there other examples of free software dominating in capitalism simply because it's cheaper and more profitable for companies in the long run?
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>>6381 Oh it's this retard again.
>>6382 I like FOSS as much as the next guy but you know I'm right. There's no such thing as it "dominating" or subjugating capitalism; if it did in any meaningful capacity then we wouldn't be having this conversation.
>>6385 nobody said otherwise. get reading comprehension skills -OP
>>6381 >Open source also lets corporations more easily depress the wages of programmers. that makes no sense
>>6385 I just don't want software/hardware that spies on me and builds a profile out of massive amounts of datamining, but I guess FOSS sucks because it doesn't have "destroy capitalism" in its licenses.

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youtube-dl DMCA takedown thread Comrade 10/23/2020 (Fri) 23:51:42 No. 5575 [Reply]
We all should have known this was coming https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24872911 This should be an indication that all git repos need to be mirrored *somewhere* At the moment there are many mirrors on gitlab.com, including https://gitlab.com/pintert3/youtube-dl.git Last known commit according to IRC is 416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f The last few commits via git log: commit 416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f (HEAD, origin/master, origin/HEAD, master) Author: Sergey M․ [email protected]> Date: Fri Oct 23 21:31:37 2020 +0700 [ytsearch] Fix extraction (closes #26920)

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>>6380 Nice PR move from M$.
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'''The 2017 decision of the Hamburg Regional Court in Germany that RIAA references, which refers to YouTube’s “signature” mechanism, was wrongly decided and is not binding nor even persuasive under U.S. law. The court in that case apparently reasoned that since the judge was not familiar with JavaScript, using the “signature” code was beyond the capabilities of the average user. It was on this basis that the court declared the code to be an effective technical measure under Germany’s analogue of Section 1201. The court’s analysis overlooks the ubiquity of JavaScript, which is embedded in every browser and similar software, making use of the “signature” mechanism well within the capabilities of the average user. The Hamburg court’s analysis sweeps too broadly: it would cause anti- circumvention law to apply to any web content except the simplest plain-text pages, because all such content can appear obscure to the average user in source-code form but is easily read and used in a browser. The Hamburg court’s decision is not consistent with the U.S. DMCA and would not be followed by a U.S. court.''' While I'm all for restoring yt-dl and taking the MAFIAA down a notch, I was disappointed to see that the EFF made no attempt to address how their "ubiquity of JavaScript" argument allows the average user to use the browser and the js code provided by YouTube to save a permanent copy, as opposed to ephemeral playback. Hamburg said >>5593 that the saving specifically is beyond the average user. '''As federal appeals court

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What's stopping youtube from using widevine?
>>6389 nice ass

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gochan Comrade 05/31/2020 (Sun) 19:58:53 No. 1948 [Reply] [Last]
How close is GOCHAN to being done? we need to replace this shit lynxchan software soon. there's also 'jschan' https://zchan.cc/index.html
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How are things going my dude? You haven't made a commit on the database branch in the past 5 months or so.
>>6374 i'm not a lead dev, but actual lead devs had some irl issues and it slowed things down using go for it was a mistake, i can't even contribute since i don't know the language and i don't have time to learn
>>6379 Do you know anything about the fact that zeke haven't made a single commit in months related to the db in the branch that was supposed to be about db refactoring?
>>6387 irl issues is the reason like i said
>>6387 can you modify the lynxchan captchas so they don't crop off the top as much? it's often impossible to distinguish between 7 and 1 or f and t


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