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Anonymous 11/12/2020 (Thu) 19:51:35 No. 5937 [Reply]
Why? ffs I just wanted to watch a yt video, why does Youtube/Google want to know so much for just an age restricted video. Could it get even worse than this or is this the limit?
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Is this what was happening with that big crash last night?
youtube-dl + mpv
>>5945 This. youtube-dl lets you watch streams from a shitload of other websites too. Otherwise, try the freetube desktop app or newpipe app for android.
>>5948 thx for the reccs but newpipe doesn't load age restricted videos btw. It just pops up a message saying "Content Unavailable".
Use invidious and its many, many instances. The main ones are invidious.snopyta.org and yetu.be

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Non-botnet kindle or other e-readers Comrade 11/10/2020 (Tue) 18:54:13 No. 5903 [Reply]
Are there any projects for freeing e-readers and removing all/most/some proprietary stuff? Or is my only option just turning airplane mode on and hoping for the best?
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What techniques of fingerprinting are used on the ebooks from typical DRMed sources? Some use noticeable watermarks, but it isn't improbable that there is steganography also used, so if one were to "extract" ebooks to "lend" to more than a few others, what information should be scrubbed to prevent trace back to the lender?
>>5903 I dont get it. Just get a tablet or use yoir phone and dl books from lib gen. As for pdf readers i use read era, although maybe there is better, it works for me. I have no clue what drm uou are talking about.
>>5934 >Just get a tablet or use yoir phone t. glowie
I use a paperwhite and keep it on airplane mode 95% of the time.
>>5934 - Battery lasts weeks or even months - Can read it even when outside - Can't do much else on it (this is a plus for ADHD zoomers like yours truly) - Doesn't track you when airplane mode is on (BIG MAYBE)

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Comrade 11/13/2020 (Fri) 00:29:55 No. 5947 [Reply]
Does anyone here know how to code in Python? I'm trying to learn but I got stuck in this exercise where basically I need to split a list of words in two lists. I.e.: I need to have every word from the beginning of the list to the N-1 word in a list a, and the remaining words (from the N word til the end) in a new list b. N is the splitting point and it can be any index between 0 and M (size of the list -1). The only way I can think of to do this is by iterating over all the words from the first word until the N-1 word (looping through all the words starting and index i=0, 1, ..., i=N-1), and at each iteration appending the respective word to list_a (list_a.add(list[i]). And do the same thing for the remaining words (looping through the N word to the very last word, and append these words to list_b). Is there a better/more efficient way to do this?
If the list is called ‘l’, can’t you just do a=l[:N] b=l[N:] ?

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Comrade 11/11/2020 (Wed) 21:52:15 No. 5921 [Reply]
>go to website >spend a bit on it >look at the corner <Not Secure
>>5921 https everywhere
>>5942 Also Firefox 76 onwards has an option to replace this. Set dom.security.https_only_mode to true.

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invidious is shutting down Comrade 08/02/2020 (Sun) 22:12:49 No. 3816 [Reply]
So the author quits the invidious project, so what now ? It seems that other instances https://instances.invidio.us/ will continue but according to https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24024230 the hole project is being abandoned. Here's the not from the project author: >Stepping away from open source >Published August 1, 2020, tags: invidious >Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an >account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host. >The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward. >At the time of this writing, the main Invidious instance has roughly 35,000 users. It's difficult for me to even begin to think of those as actual people, and not just a number. At that level, the amount of feedback I receive, which I would consider rather small in comparison to others I've seen, is overwhelming. It's demoralizing not being able to respond to all of it properly. Even more so when I've received something that deserves an involved response, but I haven't had the time to reply, which counter-intuitively means the best comments are least likely to receive any response. To echo antirez: it's crushing not being able to be "there" for people. >Lately, I've felt myself withdraw much more in return. For any project though, especially something that requires maintanence, it's difficult to actually "unplug" and mentally recharge. Turning off notifications has helped, but it's definitely taken its toll.

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>>4720 how can you be depressed with so many beautiful bunkers everywhere?
>>4721 Imagine you're homeless. You're living in albania, you have a gun so you're not really worried about self-defence, because hoxha made guns so plentiful. You end up searching for a place to live, and all of a sudden you happen upon a little dome type bunker in the middle of nowhere. It's not being used, so you decide to live inside it. It keeps the rain off you, holds heat, has bugs for you to eat. The spirit of hoxha smiles upon you.
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>>4720 Nothing, they just have feminist depression.
>>4719 It's not like it's gone. There are other instances than the main one, and they're listed on the main page.
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>>4540 beautiful i could kiss you for that

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Comrade 11/07/2020 (Sat) 20:42:49 No. 5848 [Reply]
big if true
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>>5851 i hate this timeline
section 230
>>5851 I thought this was fake.
>>5851 fucking hell now all the internet understanders from the nytimes and wapo will be paid with state salaries to call for the banning of anything on the internet outside of the neoliberal mainstream. and who knows, they may come across this albanian rakia lovers forum
>>5848 Biden will accomplish even less than Obama because, straight out of the gate, Republicans have a majority in the Senate and have increased control in the House. This is, of course, assuming that Trump will be unsuccessful in his bid to overturn the election via legal maneuvering.

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Breaking News Spam King Dead Comrade 11/11/2020 (Wed) 03:18:05 No. 5913 [Reply]
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/body-found-in-canada-identified-as-neo-nazi-spam-king/ >The body of a man found shot inside a burned out vehicle in Canada three years ago has been identified as that of Davis Wolfgang Hawke, a prolific spammer and neo-Nazi who led a failed anti-government march on Washington, D.C. in 1999, according to news reports.
Interesting, but he died 3 years ago, it seems.

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Comrade 11/09/2020 (Mon) 20:09:48 No. 5886 [Reply]
Ransomware as a service.
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>>5892 Isn't LineageOS even worse?
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>tfw those faggy french social theorists were right all along
>>5900 They always were.
>>5892 Daniel Micay is legit, but he's very upfront about what he's building: ultimately he is concerned with security and system integrity over privacy.
>>5905 Yeah exactly, it's a shame I'd rather have privacy over security since I hardly ever use my phone anyway.

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Comrade 05/15/2020 (Fri) 11:17:02 No. 1751 [Reply] [Last]
Oh god oh fuck I'm retarded. I've never been tech-savvy, just a pleb consoomer and user, never digging deeper than what was on surface level. But it seems to be, based on what I've been hearing for the past two years, that those who don't have a workable knowledge of it will simply be considered the illiterate of the 21st century. What bare bones basic, and I'm talking like Primary School shit I'm just that dense, level stuff should I learn? So far I've got: - Linux (no fucking clue how I'm going to learn it) - Python (seems accessible and is used in some GAN AIs which I find interesting, so kinda motivating) - Ruby (it's easier Python, is it really worth it then?) - C++ (I've just seen it everywhere I have no idea what it actually is) - Java (always thought it was only for free online games)

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>>3440 >>3469 These are pretty complex
With what's happening, time for update?
>>1763 anything but this. Get good at C everything follows from there.
>>5844 Like you would seriously get more out of the god damn dragon compiler book than go down the LISP path.
>>1765 yeah, this, division of labour is still a thing so who cares if you can code or not >>1751 start with a simple language like html and work your way up to low level languages as long term goal, also learn various things like architecture, cryptography, sorting algorithms, networks etc. on your way > - Ruby (it's easier Python, is it really worth it then?) ruby is dying since rails decreased in popularity, python has become a staple over the years (take it with a grain of salt i havent done anything cs related in a decade)

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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