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Learn to code they say, become labour aristocrat they say

Junior programmers are most exploited proles currently. Only senior programmer that bring lot of surplus value has benefits. I am student at pretty bad computer science school i struggled to find a job entire 3 years. Finally i lied about knowing someone and got a job as Java developer with no technical interview. I never wrote webapps in Java, i was using Python for everything, why would iuse Java? Python is used by scientists in all interesting areas like ML or cybsec. Anyway i thought i will never find python job so i accepted offer. I spend first month in this job mostly writing tests. 2 weeks ago manager "trusted" me with writing nondependent, noncritical piece of original CRUD code. Project is using old legacy technology and it was trully difficult for me to implement even basic sorting or filtering in components i wrote. Ok, so i spend a month working, making some stupid mistakes and asking him some stupid questions (that probably gave a way what a clueless idiot i am to him). Anyway after a week i finished my task, and i even spend a weekend working on it, because i did not wanted to dissapoint. I thought when i come back in monday i will be trusted with writing other tasks, but no. Manager was talking with some other guy about throwing me out, about how i dont know anything about Java, and he did so loudly so i can hear it and any other worker sorrounding me (we work in open space). In current situation i dont know, it may be better if he straight fired me, but i will probably go there another month or two, with nothing to do. Manager will ignore me, wont give me any tasks, and he will talk shit about me literally behind my back. I cant even focus on writing those tests and make stupid mistakes. My piece of code i spend week of work and even my free time on is fully functional, why he cant even accept my fucking pull request?! All i want is for my programs to be used in production and get first year of experience earning bad wage. What a sorry predicament i got myself into. I wasted few years of my life, my health (spine and eyes) for carrer that seems to be unsuitable to me. I dont know what should i do anymore.

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If You Use Windows, You Dont Belong Here

And youre not a real comrade because youre defending intellectual property. Same for if you use discord, any non-federated social media, or google.

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Are there any socialist deep web sites? I want to talk about the nitty gritty but dont want to get me or you guys in trouble.

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I made a mild college CS alarmist post today on /leftypol/ and was asked by a student for advice on what to avoid in school. I'm well aware of how contentious programming can get, often with people disagreeing on what even constitutes fact vs. opinion, so feel free to argue against anything I say or provide your own advice to any potential CS students. Disclaimer: If you want to be a web-dev, none of what follows is applicable. Offer up your soul to the mad gods of JavaScript and prepare to live out your days in unspeakable agony. Here is my generalized advice in terms of CS: take any class that is focused on implementation rather than theory. Theory is also very important but it is absolutely useless unless it relates to your actual programming experience. If you are not being assigned large or challenging projects, make your own. Things to avoid or be skeptical of: - You are primarily being tested on pen-and-paper. The only time programmers have to write algorithms without a debugger or at least a console to print to is in job interviews. You can fail every single test in algorithms class and still be a boss programmer. Tests like these are more akin to Math exams where you must provide proofs. - You are being force-fed OOP (Object Oriented Programming), either by an academic ideologue or simply by virtue of using Java which basically forces it. OOP in programming epitomizes "ideology" in Zizek sense, it's an abstract model adored by academics who don't write code for actual users because of its perceived elegance and simplicity. However, real-world code ALWAYS has to deal with reality's messy edge cases, which renders any OOP code into a nightmare. There are about a million other reasons it's bad, there are many good lectures on YT. - Dynamic languages. If you have never programmed you might not even know what this means. Some examples include Python, JavaScript, Lua, etc. These are good for very small applications, like scripts, support tools, toy programs, hobby use, etc. The problem is that they can often be slow, and generally let you make fatal mistakes that you won't even know about until you actually hit the bug in testing. Compiled languages (C, C++), on the other hand, have a huge amount of rules that the programmer must obey before they even run the program. If all the rules are satisfied, the compiler translates your code to a fast, efficient format that gets directly executed by the cpu. This ends up saving an enormous amount of time by catching mistakes before running the program, and it produces a faster result. You should ultimately learn both dynamic and compiled languages, but only the latter ultimately leads to enlightenment. And FOR GOD'S SAKE if you are making a large, non-trivial project, make it in an actual, compiled language. Things to do: - Figure out which direction to go in. Programming has an almost unlimited array of applications. Eventually you will have to specialize to a certain degree. - Learn how to read code. This is brutal at first and only comes with time, but eventually you will learn how to. Whenever I find something interesting on github, I poke my head in and see if I can get any good ideas, or just observe how others solve the same problems I have. - Learn a god-damn text editor. I use Vim. It's horrible at first, then it's pretty nice, then it's great, then it becomes part of your being. - Be optimistic. Yes, I know, this sounds retarded, but hear me out. I knew before I ever started programming that it absolutely MUST feel amazing to be a really good programmer. I still have a lot to learn but these days I can tackle most problems that come up without consulting the internet and holy fuck does it feel good. And finally, the ultimate programming mantra: Keep it simple. Resist the urge to over-design, over-architect, over-generalize. A program is a tool for completing a task: start with the absolute bare minimum and add as necessary. Abstractions always have cost: the only things that really exist are functions and the data they read and transform. And when you ascend to metaprogramming, you will see that functions are data too. PS if any of you are gamedev gang, this is the ultimate, painstakingly detailed resource available:

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Is the C programming language really obsolete?

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BRAINSTORM THREAD Post every single idea you have, no matter how stupid or insignificant, for combining or using current technology to get closer to revolution or a socialist society. Just post at least one idea.

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There's been a leak of information on virtually all brazilians apparently. The data of 223 million brazilians, alive and /dead/, courtesy of data mining corp Serasa Experian. It includes: Name, every should-be-private identification number you can think of, phone number and info, adress, family info, occupation info and id pic. Or: all information you'd want about someone and everything you need to steal accounts or commit identity theft or masturbate to your favorite brazilian lolcow. I'm a pleb and I can't find anything other than security breach reports and news articles, but apparently it is in a forum know for this kind of thing and you can buy someone's info for less than US$1 in bitcoin. Could this be useful? You know... governors, big bad businessmen, reactionary leaders or even our own guys for god's sake. I won't deny that I want someone to point me a general direction to search for, but even if not, I hope some anon will make good use of this info.

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Well, lads, we made it. Congrats. After the hard won victory of having tech placed back on the top bar I realized something though. We don't have any banners! In lieu of this, I am creating a thread for the creation of banners && Graphics manipulation in general. This thread, obviously, will revolve around general gimp/photoshop skills, memes and, of course, banners, what-have you. Enjoy!

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Bunkerchan wojak generator script

I've decided to make my script open source. Enjoy. Edit: This script has been banned on leftypol, hobby, tech, edu, games, gulag and anime. But you can still post with it in this thread, I guess.

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bunkerchan on dashchan???

Does anyone know how to add dunkerchan to dashchan?

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Linux fully surrenders to SJWs For symbol names and documentation, avoid introducing new usage of 'master / slave' (or 'slave' independent of 'master') and 'blacklist / whitelist'. Recommended replacements for 'master / slave' are: '{primary,main} / {secondary,replica,subordinate}' '{initiator,requester} / {target,responder}' '{controller,host} / {device,worker,proxy}' 'leader / follower' 'director / performer' Recommended replacements for 'blacklist/whitelist' are: 'denylist / allowlist' 'blocklist / passlist' There are around 19.5k mentions of "slave" within the kernel source tree, mostly within the kernel networking code. The string "master" is mentioned some 26.9k times. For "blacklist" are around 888 mentions when checking in the current Git tree. Forget about real development, their work will consist of renaming and censoring a bunch of words at the whims of those who aren't contributing anything, just to meet an imaginary diversity quota. Forget about your experienced C programmers, Linus greenlights Rust in-kernel support to be used for future drivers.[email protected]/T/#u

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Tech Co-ops

Would you want to work in one?

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Federated Imageboard Technology

I've been thinking of Mastodon lately and the idea of federation. I've also been thinking of gochan and the efforts here on /tech/ to develop a new chan based on golang. One thing that is learn is that the chaniverse, the 'alt chan' community is declining. Instead of writing yet another chan, something new needs to happen: A common protocol or interface which defines server to server and frontend-to-server operates. This protocol would be defined as JSON endpoints, possibly extended off the already existing 4chan api which is read only. Normal federation is based off of following individual users (see activitypub protocol), whereas this would be based off following boards/topics. The frontend-to server api definition would be there so that mobile clients etc can be made that are standardized, allows SPAs and mobile clients to use it while also providing an optional server-side rendered version for browsers, in case people don't want the javascript of an SPA. Also it would allow everyone to write their own chan software while having it all interoperate with a wider universe of alt chans. The same restrictions of mastodon (ex: blocking certain other instances) could also apply. The only think I think would be needed was individual accounts/registrations so that individual users could follow boards on other sites and it wouldn't have to replicate more than necessary what does everyone think? I am i missing any details? is this a good idea?

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Maybe you're interested A Critical Reading list on Tech && (Politics × Society × Ethics)

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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread. I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?

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Silicon Valley hasn't innovated since 1978 Is this true? Does the profit motive really makes innovation impossible?

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Fediverse general

Does /tech/ participate in the Fediverse? Seems to me that this is the sort of social media we should be trying to get people into, even if social media itself is kinda trash. I've always disliked social media, but after the news at >>>/leftypol/1066439, I've been considering getting into the Fediverse. You see, I would like the people who DO use social media (basically everyone) to be on better platforms, but I feel I cannot demand that from them if I cannot even use them myself. For instance, it would be disingenuous to ask Comrade Cockshott to start his presence in Mastodon after getting banned from fedbook if I could not be there to follow him and boost his follower stats. So.. So, /tech/, any thoughts on the Fediverse? What are some good instances and communities I could join? What are some people I should be following? What implementations are better, Pleroma, Mastodon, something else? Also fediverse general.

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is tor really worth it

tor is so fucking slow. like super slow. and sometimes it won't even load a site at all! how can I speed it up. is it even worth it if I'm not doing anything spicy online. also, does it even help at all if I'm visiting .com sites instead of .onion. Do I need the VPN, tails, Tor, and .onion to be secure? it's so slow it reminds me of 2002.

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Why aren't you using Linux? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon. >Open source vs. Free Software >List of free as in freedom distros approved by the FSF >A really good linux distro that doesn't have systemd, but a fast and simple init/service management system called runit - Image credit: By [email protected] Larry Ewing and The GIMP, Attribution,

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Is there anything I should be wary of with bluetooth dongles? I might grab a random one off aliexpress unless you guys tell me not to.

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Arch LOL

Arch Linux is an intermediate OS. It is Debian without a graphical installer. Gentoo is advanced, but bloated. My research results? LFS, but using the handbook as that is bloated

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Hello anons, this is a shameless promotion of my org. Have you considered joining Tech Workers Coalition? It's a non-sectarian, international organization to support and organize tech workers. Here you might find your local chapter: If you want to know what's going on around the world:

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Fixing the Anchor Add On

Hello Comrades, One big improvement for the site would be fixing the Anchor Add On to Lynxchan. When the add-on is activated, the site will temporarily crash whenever a thread is pinned. It caused repeated crashes the other week. The add on can be found here: Whoever figures it out can elect to get the first payout of the patreon we're putting together for webdev if they're wiling to give their information or alternatively we can use bitcoin or something like that.

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My printer is on the way out after having practically taken it apart to fix it in the past. Im tired of spending so much on ink and im tired of these scams with built in planned obsolescence like hidden cleaning sponges that you need to refill and inaccessible paper grippers that get hard and slippery. Does anyone have advice on what printer to buy and what works good for not getting screwed by ink scam?

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Image restoration

Any 1337 hackers wanna help find and restore the missing images?

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Cumpooter tech support

Problem: no OS found bios. How? Computer stopped giving input to keyboard. Tried post (turn it off and on) then it got message CMOS battery reset time. Enter to reboot, I turn it off and on using power button. Now it says bios (no OS is found). What do?

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red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism

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What is the best e-reader? Is the Kindle paperwhite even worth mentioning?

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EU might pass regulation requiring replaceable/removable batteries in smartphones >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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Well I'm disappointed

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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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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Escaping the DDoS protection racket

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:

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>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

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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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ChromeOS/Chromebook hate thread

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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Privacy general

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

* 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.


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

* See for additional tweaks: and


* 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 Everywhere

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

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


* 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

* Pay with cash if you can

Feel free to provide tips to each other comrades!

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Goodbye vim, you have treated me well. We emacs now. Post emacs/comfy memes

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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.

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Is a singularity even plausible? *asking leftists* Like my personal opinion no. because if we enter a singularity what's to say that we didn't have the intelligence to create our own information I:E if we manage to create bots smarter than us then why would we let them fuck up the world. we would probably use them to teach us what they know and then burn them once we have the information. humans know bots don't have feelings feeling and consciousness are only experienced by living things bot can only retain information and use that information to make more information then we grab that information. That's what we do now with calculators after all what do you think?

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Does anyone actually ENJOY writing in python?

I can understand why one would use python for practical purposes : it is the most 'battery included', 'scripting' programming language that requires least amount of fuss to get the work done 'initially'. And yes lots of important scientific research framework depends on python so you don't have much choices on few domain specific problems. actually that's a spook. I am willing to bet a lot of money even simple boiler plate web applications developers would have wished they are writing in java the moment exceptions start flying. also those salty researchers who just want to stick it up to their programmer friends with clever jupyter notebook demos would be sorry when they realize numpy could have been much more usable and less human error prone should they chose a language with, you know? BLOODY TYPE AWARE SYSTEM that can allow computer program to deduce which operation feeds what operands without mere mortals fumbling through yet another stack overflow question or never ending reference manual pages??? like seriously, I would furrackign volunteer to port legacy app I am tasked to expand to BCHS or even bloody perl script or fucking racket scgi on my off time than torture myself with this bullshit language of jokes tl;dr python & its perpetrators should be gulaged for sabotaging type system and wasting workers time while inflating exploitation rate for bourgeois class

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CNC Small Arms Manufactring

Is it something practicle for insurgent groups or is it a giant meme?

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Do you use a CRT monitor?

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Distributed Computing

Any of you guys do this? I set up BOINC on some old laptop I had and started using it to search for pulsars and shit. Also, [email protected] became the most powerful “supercomputer”.

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Japan Will Fund AI Technology to Pair Singles Based on 'Emotional Quotient' This is Silicon Valley tier, in that it doesn't actually address the real issue.

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Is this my best option for removing the Google/Apple yoke of servitude? I want to piss off all my proprietary fag coworkers who think applife is the future of computing.

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Yonder AI

>Yonder is an A.I. software company that discovers the hidden groups who control and amplify online narratives, so companies can navigate an unpredictable, ever-evolving internet with confidence. While we can’t fix the whole internet, we can help with this part of it. Our mission is to create a more authentic internet, where everyone can experience a true sense of belonging.

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>The research paper in question deals with possible ethical issues of large language models, a field of research being pursued by OpenAI, Google and others. Gebru said she doesn’t know why Google had concerns about the paper, which she said was approved by her manager and submitted to others at Google for comment. >The paper called out the dangers of using large language models to train algorithms that could, for example, write tweets, answer trivia and translate poetry, according to a copy of the document. The models are essentially trained by analyzing language from the internet, which doesn’t reflect large swaths of the global population not yet online, according to the paper. Gebru highlights the risk that the models will only reflect the worldview of people who have been privileged enough to be a part of the training data. Kind of a weird thing to get fired over, especially when it's your damn job to do exactly this.

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Riot is now Element

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is quantum computing legit or is it all hype?

how come it seems like no progress has been made? we keep hearing about research but it seems like we never get to see any results. what gives? what even is quantum computing anyway?

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Masks are finally culturally acceptable everywhere

>hides your face from coppers >no more facial recognition >aesthetic THANK YOU CORONA-CHAN

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Leftist Tech Communities?

Is there something like HackerNews but not infested by Silly Valley's libertarian STEMlords and VC-bootlicking hustlers?

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Do we need a leftist Luke Smith?

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We need to make bunkerchan browseable on smartphones. Clover was really comfy for browsing 8/leftypol/. Any Comrade willing to help implementing the Lynxchan API to Clover/Kuroba?

Repositories for references:


Currently they support only the Vichan API, but implementing Lynxchan API shouldn't be too hard.

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Amazon is using union-busting Pinkerton spies to track warehouse workers and labor movements at the company, according to a new report Holy lol.

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My Phone Was Spying on Me, so I Tracked Down the Surveillants

>There are 160 apps on my phone. What they’re actually doing, I don’t know. But I decided to find out.

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Google violated US labor laws by spying on workers who were organizing employee protests, then firing two of them, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today. Several other employees were fired in the wake of the protests, but the NLRB found that only the terminations of Berland and Spiers violated labor laws.

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wagie wagie

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Two More X.Org Server Security Advisories Issued - Possible Privilege Escalation

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Mozilla shoots itself in the foot again to please its overlords at Google. >I came across this video recently, in which Mozilla add-on developers talk about the implementation of the new "DeclarativeNetRequest" feature that Google intends to use in order to replace the current "block WebRequest" used in Manifest V2 by pretty much any content blocker worth of it's name. The video is only 3 weeks old: >To summarize the important bit of the video, Mozilla is planning to adopt the new functionality without replacing the current one, essentially to ensure compatibility between add-ons in Chrome and Firefox while also maintaining the content blocker functionality. >However they are very careful to always say, wether in this video or in the corresponding blog posts, that they will support blocking WebRequest "for now", or "we don't have any IMMEDIATE plans to remove content blocking capabilities" which concerns me, because they are definitely going to implement DNR in the future, even if only at browser start up at first. >The fact that they don't give us a definitive answer regarding content blocking features is a big concern. Surfing the web without UBO is...unthinkable at this point.

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Apple trying really hard to delude normalfags into believing security == privacy (while offering neither).

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Land of the free.

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Apple is sec-

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So this is the power of the foot?

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I already knew in the 2000s that japs were fucking retarded when it came to consooming but jesus christ.

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/aocg/ Advent of code thread?

No one seemed to make one yet so I guess I'll start. >Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like. People use them as a speed contest, interview prep, company training, university coursework, practice problems, or to challenge each other. I've made a private leaderboard: 1036885-01d7746b

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Unpopular opinion - Fuck 'privacy'

Privacy on the internet in an inherently retarded and infeasible concept. For most people, privacy does not matter, and it is a good thing. Since its very inception the internet and its communication protocols were never designed with privacy in mind, because humans don't live a private lifestyle. Do you schizos wrap yourself in tinfoil clothing and hide every inch of your skin and use a voice changer when talking to other people IRL? Do you tunnel every single conversation one on one so no other person can overhear you? You are already monitored on a daily basis, and humans have been in general for thousands of years now, and it is a general way of information exchange and communication among people. Not everyone can live a hermit lifestyle encrypting every bit of traffic that leaves their basement. The upcoming integration of cloud based services and the IoT among machines, along with increased automation will help more people who don't care about retarded non issues like muh data mining and those super fucking great cooming sites you searched for the other month. Maybe you neckbeards should try leaving your house more often and realize that technology exists to serve social needs and thus information IS required in the process. Using busted up, old, Thinkpads and then cutting off hardware wiring does not make you any more special or 'secure'. Secure from what? Who exactly are you trying to hide from? Motherfucker I can guarantee that most of these self proclaimed 'privacy enthusiasts' are friendless losers, so nobody would care either way if anything happened to you. The average human lifespan is around 80 years now, all that time that could be spent being open and social with people, living a carefree life, and instead you spend it on some vague concept of being 'le based privacy chad hackerman', someone who is so non-existent, even online, that the people of your own forums and imageboards won't recognize you. You won't look back at all those years wasted on ricing up your machines and encrypting your TOR mails for gazillionth time, just in case of that tiny off chance that a glowie decided to read your smut collection that particular day. Though you might remember the day you had a good laugh with your friends on dickcord or other 'privacy nightmares'. Unless you're an Illegalist, in which case please carry on.

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Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices Instead of asking for libre hardware, burgers are going to demand that production is brought back to the US.

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So this is the best modern science can do? Video game consoles?

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Seeing the Internet of SHIT being more popular than ever makes me think people are never going to be "redpilled" about mainstream technology. Also, sorry for posting twitter screencaps.

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Google(tm) Task Mate(tm), the new quirky way of wageslaving for less than minimum wage!

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Piracy General.

General for all things piracy related: Share Torrents, Private Trackers, information about how to obtain a particular commodity for free on the internet; Requests. piratebayztemzmv.onion Current onion for the piratebay^ Pirate the planet.

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Recommend tech-related books that you think everyone should read ITT

I'll start with a pretty obvious one. It's pretty good, don't let the hundreds of unfunny and unoriginal edits of anime girls holding it make you think it's just a "meme".

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Thermal Goggles

Does anyone know anything about Thermal Goggles/Scopes? I heard right wingers talking about wanting to use rural camouflage against us.

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Programming Languages that are Worth learning

I recently gotten myself on some books on how to do Java Script again. I came here today to ask what is the programming languages that are worth learning. Because I think that people still use Java Script but not as nearly as much as other programs. I want to do this on my off time as I look for a job again. That way I can just have something useful other than my knowledge of historic events and wanting to preserve the artifacts.

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>Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. It's all so tiresome. And I know this is old, I just got reminded of it today.

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What Linux distros are used by Stallman?

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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>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 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.

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Yep... they don't make 'em like they used to.

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>still thinking it was suicide

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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.

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Socialist Open-Source Projects

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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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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arguing for free software under capitalism

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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youtube-dl DMCA takedown thread

We all should have known this was coming This should be an indication that all git repos need to be mirrored *somewhere* At the moment there are many mirrors on, including 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) commit 48c5663c5f7dd9ecc4720f7c1522627665197939 Author: Toan Nguyen [email protected]> Date: Thu Oct 22 19:15:05 2020 +0700 [afreecatv] Fix typo (#26970) commit 7d740e7dc7149cfd93dde1fa47e9f314e72582c2 Author: Hannu Hartikainen [email protected]> Date: Mon Oct 19 17:56:23 2020 +0000 [23video] Relax _VALID_URL (#26870) commit 4eda10499e8db831167062b0e0dbc7d10d34c1f9 Author: Kevin O'Connor [email protected]> Date: Sat Oct 17 13:10:41 2020 -0400 [utils] Don't attempt to coerce JS strings to numbers in js_to_json (#26851) The current logic in `js_to_json` tries to rewrite octal/hex numbers to decimal. However, when the logic actually happens the `"` or `'` have already been trimmed off. This causes what were originally strings, that happen to look like octal/hex numbers, to get rewritten to decimal and returned as a number rather than a string. In practive something like: ```js { "0x40": "foo", "040": "bar", } ``` would get rewritten as: ```json { 64: "foo", 32: "bar } ``` This is problematic since this isn't valid JSON as you cannot have non-string keys.

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How close is GOCHAN to being done? we need to replace this shit lynxchan software soon. there's also 'jschan'

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Firefox Fenix - Yet Another Browser Thread

Is the new firefox for android as bad as they say? >no about:config >no extensions besides redditblock >can't make urlbar persistent >no save as pdf >accessing top sites, bookmarks and history is more cumbersome Also worried about resource consumption and crashes, I have an old phone with a few years old lineageos and it's already slow and often purges background apps from memory. I also use dozens to more than a hundred tabs on mobile and lose those in private browsing in frequent crashes. Do I have to stay on the old version and try to block progress as long as possible?

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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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Non-botnet kindle or other e-readers

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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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?

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>go to website >spend a bit on it >look at the corner <Not Secure

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invidious is shutting down

So the author quits the invidious project, so what now ? It seems that other instances will continue but according to 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 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. >For any project of a certain size, it's more important for the lead to be a manager more than a developer. As an example, it's mostly well-known that Linus Torvalds hardly does any coding anymore. At that point working on a side-project becomes a job, and not one I particularly enjoy. If I had known that I would've ended up in that position on a passion project, I'm curious if I would have made it open-source, or started working on it at all. >In either case, I consider myself extremely lucky to have people that can manage the project in future, and can only imagine what it would be like for someone without that luxury. I can't help shake the feeling that somewhere, the software I use is being developed solely by volunteers who would rather quit, but don't have the ability to say "no". This post has been delayed for that very reason, especially when so many people have given so much, and I feel they deserve a proper goodbye. At this point though, I can't find the strength to leave on better terms. >I don't want this to read like I somehow feel underappreciated or underpaid. I'm not motivated by praise or money. After working on the same thing for three years, I'm just tired and ready to move on.

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big if true

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Breaking News Spam King Dead >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.

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Ransomware as a service.

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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) - The Pragmatic Programmer, and that other one that's blue and has weird symbols and like old medieval manuscript people on the front. - I have a 3D printer, and access to Scratch and some kid's programming software. Honestly, I'm not wanting it to be a career, I just don't want to get fucked by glowies and would like to know that I can at least "write my own name/ABCs" etc.

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Big Tech and political power

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.

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PC build

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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spotify DRM is almost defeated 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

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FLOSS CAD thread

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

answer some questions about how you would like the hypothetical open source software to be written.

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Federated Discord

Have you heard of

its a federated discord alternative.

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FLOSS imageboard software What do people think of this IB software? it looks like a higher version of whats running on

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What's wrong with jfif /tech/bros?

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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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some /tech/ memes.

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video editor

hi comrades, i need a simple video editor for youtube, something simple like microsoft movie maker used to be

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What programming languages do you guys use? I'm mostly Python, Java, C#, C++. Used to like functional programming but IMO now that regular OO languages have alot of function features like first class functions its not as big a deal to write code in a pure functional language like lisp or haskell, better to write regular python or something and occasionally write some functional-styled code

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Packet sniffing and interception via PAU06 Panda wireless

So I bought this pandawireless wifi card for packet sniffing.
i managed too get it running and in monitor mode on my computer, but, my machine keeps yelling at me about airmon-ng already being installed under "iw" which is what I used to put my dongle into monitor mode, but, I am not seeing any applications with iw loike airdump that allows me to monitor traffic in the area.

Can anyone help me actually make use of my wifi cards monitor mode?

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Is Raspberry pi 4 safe to use?
Comparing to Intel/Amd that may be backdoored

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What are you working on?

This is the type of thread that you can write in every time you visit the site! You can do anything from use this as a personal log for your project, to sharing what you're hacking on at the moment, to critique something some else did in the thread, or request help with a bug you're struggling with. I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys are up to!

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are the new Ubuntu backgrounds based or what?

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Need a 3rd party Twitter app

Is there a 3rd party app, which allows me to "follow" people, without using an account? Or is there a free "Twitter to RSS" converter, so I can receive tweets als RSS feed? I'm unable to find anything! Thanks in advance!

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What's the best way to download music off Youtube?

There's various sites/programs that do this but I haven't really found a good one yet. Features I would like: - 320kbps - Capture of a still of the video as song art - Download whole playlists automatically - No daily limit or whatever As a bonus, are there any applications that automatically convert a folder full of mp3s into versions of those mp3s with levelled audio? IE, all the songs will become roughly the same volume. I know there might be better ways to organise your music but I like to do it like this. Thanks in advance people. Currently I use 4K Youtube to MP3 but it has a daily limit and no automatic playlist support (without a paid license).

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Are we fucked? If so, how fucked are we?

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ACSII General

Thread for creating and sharing and discussing ACSII art. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⣤⣶⡢⣄ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢰⣿⣿⣿⣾⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣳⣠⣄⡀⣀⣀⡀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣴⣾⣶⣦⣻⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣵⣿⣿⣾⣿⣿⣿⠆ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣬⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣢⣤⣤⡀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣴⣶⣶⣿⣿⡿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣟⡛⠊⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢻⣻⣿⣿⣟⡿⠽⣿⣿⣿⡎ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠘⣿⣿⡿⣛⡿⣱⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣤⣽⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡆⢹⣿⣿⣵⣦ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢠⣴⣽⠿⢹⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡋⠃⢈⣿⣿⡛⣿⠇ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⣿⡝⣼⣿⣿⣿⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣧⣼⣾⡿⣟⣉⣁⣠⣬⣾⣿⡗⢱⣦⡄ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣿⣥⣿⡻⣿⡿⠿⣿⣻⣿⣿⡿⠛⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡟⣜⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢿⣿⣟⠟⠁⣸⢿⡇ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠸⣿⣯⣽⡁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠛⠛⠋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠉⠀⠛⠛⠋⠙⠛⠁⠚⣯⡅⠀⠀⢙⣿⠋ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠙⠋⠻⡽⡛⠲⠶⣂⣤⣤⠀⢀⠀⢀⣶⣶⣤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⣿⣶⣇⣤⣠⡼⠉⠉ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠚⠛⠃⠙⠯⠶⠶⠞⢾⡏⣿⣿⣽⡇⣴⠶⣮⣿⣟⠞⠛⠛⠋⠉⠁ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢻⣿⡯⡇ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣀⣤⣤⣤⣴⣶⣾⣵⠶⠶⢲⢦⣤⣤⣀⣀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣼⡿⡉⠷⠿⠍⠁⢘⠀⢃⠀⣀⣉⡉⠉⠉⢙⣛⣛⣦ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠻⠿⠶⠶⠀⠀⢀⣾⣿⣭⡉⠻⠿⠀⠀⠈⠉⠛⠁ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠟⣿⣿⡿⢱⣦⣼⣯⣇ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢾⣷⣿⣿⣿⣇⣿⢿⣿⣗⡇⠀⢀⣀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣠⣶⣶⣤⡀⣠⣶⣮⣿⣿⢶⣤⣀⢱⣶⡿⠗⣠⣶⡬⢑⠛⠀⢾⣿⣟⡃⠶⠆⢀⣠⣤⣀⡀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⢹⢺⣿⣿⣽⠱⣿⣿⣿⣿⠿⠋⣽⣿⡻⣯⣤⣿⣿⣿⣿⣶⣾⣿⡿⣿⣿⣿⠐⠷⣿⣿⣿⣵

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Maybe NOVIDEO is going to try making good cards again now that AMD is back.

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MAOSS: Militant Anarchist Open Source Society

/g/ had a good idea for once: We need a third option to the dichotomy between the fascist commie NIH philosophy of the FSF and the boot-licking brown-nosing philosophy of the OSI. >OSI: in an ideal world, all software should be libre, but good software is more important than libre software, so when proprietary software is better than libre software, it should be able to cannibalize the libre software to make itself even better >FSF: libre software is more important than good software, and therefore libre software is ALWAYS better than proprietary alternatives, no matter how many features are missing, and anyone who uses proprietary software should be harassed until they change their mind, and libre software should never promote proprietary software, not even for interoperability What's the commonality that necessitates this dichotomy? It's the fact that both the OSI and the FSF respect laws around proprietary software. >OSI: those laws are kind of unethical, but it's okay if you want to license under them and steal our shit, your work is better after all >FSF: those laws are unethical, so if you're going to license under them, then the only way to simultaneously avoid breaking them and retain user freedoms is to not use your software or even acknowledge its existence I present the MAOSS. An idea for a gang of criminal e-thugs who use violence to force proprietary licensors to forfeit their IPs against their will so that users don't have to choose between software that works and software that respects their freedoms. >oh, you're going to license your work under a proprietary license? *rips terms of service in half* >*decompiles your work, neuters it of anti-features, and redistributes the libretized version as a component of other freedom-respecting libre work without your permission* >oh what's that, you're gonna sue us? lol *brings flamethrower to court* >*casually murders major proprietary software vendors in cold blood and burgles their laptops*

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Share your bunkerchan CSS/JS

Share your custom CSS and JS for bunkerchan settings. Here's mine: CSS // Better readability on wide screens .divMessage { max-width: 80em; } // Hide ugly green borders in default theme #divLatestPosts .latestPostCell, .innerPost, .sideCatalogCell, .markedPost, .sideCatalogMarkedCell, .catalogCell { border: none; } hr, input, select, textarea, #newPostFieldset, #quick-reply table, .modalDecorationPanel, .floatingMenu, #settingsFieldset, .reportFieldset, input[type=button], input[type=submit], button, .dropzone, .selectedCell, #postingForm th, .modalTableBody th { border-color: #444; } // Differentiate pdf/epub thumbnails from webm/mp4 .uploadCell a[href$=".pdf"] img, .uploadCell a[href$="epub+zip"] img { filter: grayscale(100%); } JS // Store the last read post for each thread and scroll to it automatically if (location.pathname.indexOf('/res/') >= 0) { let main = function() { let maxThreads = 300; let delay = 500; let storageKey = 'lastRead'; let lastRead = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem(storageKey)) || {}; let highlighted = null; let scrollTimer = null; let scrollContainer = document.getElementById('mainPanel'); if (lastRead[location.pathname]) { let lastReadPost = document.getElementById(lastRead[location.pathname]); if (lastReadPost) { highlight(lastReadPost); if (!location.hash) lastReadPost.scrollIntoView(); } } function highlight(post) { if (highlighted) = ''; highlighted = post; = 'dashed 1px #555'; } function onScroll() { let scrollBottom = scrollContainer.scrollTop + scrollContainer.offsetHeight; let posts = document.getElementsByClassName('postCell'); let lastReadPost = null; for (let i = 0; i [orange] posts.length; i++) { // CHANGE [orange] to the "less than" character if (posts[i].offsetTop + posts[i].offsetHeight > scrollBottom) break; lastReadPost = posts[i]; } if (lastReadPost) { delete lastRead[location.pathname]; lastRead[location.pathname] = Number(; let keys = Object.keys(lastRead); if (keys.length > maxThreads) delete lastRead[keys[0]]; localStorage.setItem(storageKey, JSON.stringify(lastRead)); } } scrollContainer.addEventListener('scroll', () => { if (scrollTimer) clearTimeout(scrollTimer); scrollTimer = setTimeout(onScroll, delay); }); window.addEventListener('storage', (event) => { if (event.key === storageKey) lastRead = JSON.parse(event.newValue) || {}; }); let refreshButton = document.getElementById('refreshButton'); if (refreshButton) refreshButton.addEventListener('click', () => { let posts = document.getElementsByClassName('postCell'); if (posts.length) highlight(posts[posts.length - 1]); }); }; if (document.readyState === 'complete') main(); else document.addEventListener('readystatechange', (event) => { if ( === 'complete') main(); }); } // Uncheck autorefresh let autorefresh = document.getElementById('checkboxChangeRefresh'); if (autorefresh && autorefresh.checked);

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This based sheep-fucker hacker built his own Cruise Missile. Honourary /ourguy/? What other /tech/guys are you like, anons?

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So there's a small ongoing discussion atm about Guerilla comms in the following thread. >>>/leftypol/611691 ( So it brings up the question. In a hypothetical SHTF situation in the continental USA, where Guerillas must operate from clandestine forest bases, and move consistently without an abundant power supply or reliable physical networks, also against an adversary with a very large signals department; How do we secretly send messages that only an intended recipient, ie Guerilla command or other groups can read? So one poster suggested a mix of HAM radio types, with modification to allow for encryption, and another suggested LoRaWAN gateways like pest control units or trail cameras use, but with gateways acting as tor servers. What do you guys think?

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Twitter analysis.

I did an analysis of the official leftypol twitter performance, and wrote a report on it. You can see more information in these two threads: >>>/gulag/7976 >>>/leftypol/1034489 I was asked by a poster to also share this here, and to specifically ask if anyone here has any ideas how the twitter cropping algorithm works, and can offer any tips/insights. Thank you in advance.

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Learning assembly language

I have recently started my first course in Software Engineering. The first programming subject we got apart from C is learning assembly language. I have zero knowledge of the subject and it seems quite intimidating at first glance, and was described to us as a hard course. So I wanted to ask, what would be the best sources of information to learn the language and how to even use it? The YouTube tutorials always seem a bit shit and from my first glance it is true for asm as well. We were also all recommended to read picrel over the course. Is it good and or enough for learning? It's 34 years old, so I was wondering if there were more recent manuals on the subject.

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Can someone please make more of these? I just need him in various forms. It's for a psyop. You won't get paid. Thanks

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< /ipfs/ homepage? < /ipfs/ image board? I realy like this From reading it i pick up that hes a /g/ person. But I realy like the idea. the implementation is a a bit shit. You need to be running a local ipfs node on 8080 (obviosluy) anyone got something like this going on? anyone follow ipfs stuff?

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Software Architecture and Systems Design

One of the really neglected aspects of programming is software 'architecture' i.e. how to do overall design of a software system. Indeed even today many companies are replacing leetcode/algorithms style interviews with "systems design" type interviews or at least adding that. For leftists or open source programmers we also need to study systems design to make programs better. First book is a textbook for a grad school class on software architecture, published first 2013, and the next is a more modern (2020) book on architecture which teaches more FAANG style designs. opinions /tech/ ?

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porn and 4chan are banned in the shitty country I'm living in for the next six months. What weird things are banned in your country?

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Sup guys, looking to move my normie friend gaming group from the garbage that is discord to a mumble+matrix/riot (with some fileshare on top mb) hosted on a VPS. Does anyone have tips, insights, and good cheap VPS provider recommendations to give ?

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Fuck the "cloud".

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SCOTUS likely to rule that APIs are copyrightable

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I am amazed that more people are not talking about Section 230 here. What is section 230? >At its core, Section 230(c)(1) provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an "interactive computer service" who publish information provided by third-party users: >No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. >The statute in Section 230(c)(2) further provides "Good Samaritan" protection from civil liability for operators of interactive computer services in the removal or moderation of third-party material they deem obscene or offensive, even of constitutionally protected speech, as long as it is done in good faith. There has been a consorted effort by the united states government to destroy section 230 in the last 4 years. Destroying section 230 would turn the internet into the hellscape everyone claimed it would become (and to a part has) with the destruction of net neutrality. This thread will be, from hence forth, for discussion of section 230 and happenings surrounding it. Both Trump and Biden want to repeal 230, fyi.

R: 8 / I: 1 / P: 14 Why even bother with chips under your skin when your eye, palm or face are more than enough?

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AMD Zen 3 Launch

AMD Zen 3 Launch Who else here more interested in this than burgerstahn electoral politics?

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Is there any way to play Steam games without installing Steam itself?

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Para todos los hispanohablantes: http://5mb6sawho6khkztj.onion/

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Should I stick with green or amber?

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functional programming

Why haven't you taken the fp pill?

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Dashchan Anybody using this to post here? I'm fucking scared because until recently this project was looking over. No updates or anything then randomly out of nowhere got update notification and against my best judgement updated the app. It's got a new look and options now. But then got several more updates over the next few weeks. Almost one everyday. I don't know where to check or see why there are these updates coming from out of the blue. Bros please tell me theres not some hidden malware happening behind the scenes of this new UI changes

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How to set up linux for tor usage.

I posted this in another thread but I think it deserves its own thread.

I've been seeing a lot of people saying that installing tor is super hard and difficult, and, even if you use windows it's not that hard. All you have to do is install the tor browser and go into the browser bundle files and run the executable for tor, or, just use the browser bundle.

Like it's not hard at all.

But, being the pros (and dirty commies that we are) we don't use fucking bourgeois Microsoft.

So, I've set up a super simple and comprehensive guide to installing and using tor like a pro on Linux.

This is why we use Linux.


Downloading tor:

ctrl+alt+t: Open terminal:

Sudo apt install tor
sudo service tor start


Downloading and setting up privoxy.
sudo apt install privoxy

Edit the config file:

vim /etc/privoxy/config

(If you don't have vim sudo apt install vim)

add in text at the bottom:
(vim insert mode: press I)

forward-socks5 .onion 9050

(press escape)

Type :wq (write quite)

Done, ammo loaded cannons ready to fire.


Set up firefox to use tor:

about:preferences: Network settings, Use custom proxy

(Privoxy runs on port 8118) 8118
Check off "Use this proxy for all protocols"


Takes literally 5 seconds and you don't have to inconvenience yourself by downloading a whole brand new fucking browser ONLY for the simple task of bouncing around encrypted packets through a bunch of proxies.

You also don't have to live with the hellscape that is Microsoft and the billions of exploits and bugs in and written for it. (Not to mention back doors.)

And before anyone starts bitching; Setting up firefox for privacy isn't that difficult.

Basically turn off all telemetry and geo location, referer headers (but you will need http refer headers for 8chan) and some other shit, Guide here:

But honestly none of that even matters unless you are a windows user or a pedophile and let's hope you aren't either one of those.

Have a nice day.

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ITT: Post your desktop

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Gitter is joining Element

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comrades, i need to buy work from home laptop so give me advice which ones are good please

Just want to earn my paycheck to feed myself from something that will work for at least 4+ years and be durable in a chaotic home environment. I heard stuff about how the new ryzen laptops are crazy good worth of money for the consumer. Don't know much about cpus wars. Only want to be able to do my work fast on it without lagging under heavy load. Will be using many many browser tabs, excel sheets, word documents, and pdf softwares. No games or anything. Just work. What durable laptops would you suggest for these purposes in the $300-500 dollar range. I just want to fully utilize my purchasing power while buying this laptop because i'm kinda loaning the money from somebody else ;-;

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Recycling Hardware

Boomer family left me hundreds of blank floppies. (You know how Boomers love to collect things they don't use, which invariably become obsolete and become e-waste; they left thousands of blank CDs, DVDs, a zip-drive and about 6 old laptops and a few ancient desktops too. Because they refused to give anything away when they upgraded their stuff.) Any ideas for what I can do with the floppies?

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About to start learning Rust. What am I in for?

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Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number Registration

Anyone know of a reliable way to get a fake phone number for when social media accounts force it upon you? I keep trying those 'receive SMS' websites but all the numbers are already used by the time I get to them. Also, you don't need to remind me how they all spy on you, I know, I just need this to conduct business directly with clients, nothing more.

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Let's talk VPNs

I was using as a VPN, but, now cloudflair (The upstream provider for the site) is blocking it. Furthermore, it's come to my attention that riseup boofed their canary after the FBI requested server logs. They are glowin the darks, for real, and confirmed. What VPN would you suggest anon? What VPN, if any, do you use. I was thinking of routing all my traffic over tor, but, currently the site still blocks tor traffic. Help me out guys, I feel naked, thanks.

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Proper RSS setup thread

Replacing registration on major, datamining, media hosting sites with secure, sleek, easy RSS set-up Bunker/tech/ alpha draft RSS SETUP (tor + QuiteRSS) >Install: quiterss and tor >Stylize: Options->Fonts and Colors->Colors: stylize to your own liking >Secure QuiteRSS: Tools->Options->Browser-> untick "embedded browser" and leave the "external browser" empty, under 'Content' untick everything >Torify: Tools->Opt.->Network Connections: SOCKS5, proxy server: localhost, port: 9050 >Go to desired Youtube channel page (or visit it via , which may be taken down soon) >Right-click and pick View Page Source (or for invidious copy the unique channel ID which is already copy-pastable from the URL; it's the last string of text after "/channel/") >For Youtube, when at the View Page Source page, ctrl+f "/channel/" and pick the unique channel ID >Insert the unique channel ID (which looks like 'aAi1SEieasu124dSdsa45Ddas') into the end of the following RSS-ready link: For Soundcloud see bottom of this post >Paste the completed channel link into your RSS reader. MEDIA PLAYER STREAMING (torsocks + SMPlayer + mpv) >Install: torsocks, youtube-dl, smplayer and mpv >Stylize: Open SMPlayer->Options->Preferences->Interface: stylize to your own liking >Torify part 1: SMPlayer->Opt.->Pref.->Network->Proxy: Enable proxy, Type (bottom of list): SOCKS5, Host: localhost, Port: 9050 >Torify part 2: SMPlayer->Opt.->Pref.->Network: support for video sites: mpv + youtube-dl <Final product (pictures for demo) >Select a recent RSS feed notification from one of the channels you're syndicated to >Click "copy URL" >Select SMPlayer->CTRL+U->double-enter Voilà <Extra: >Guide for Soundcloud: >"View page source" on given channel >Ctrl+f "soundcloud://users:" >The unique string is the "USERID" for the following RSS-ready link >Enter the completed link into the RSS reader Meta: Note: This is the best I've tinkered out by my own, but I'm suspicious that some of these steps are overly complicated, hence why I highlighted this as an 'alpha draft' -- let's cooperate and see if there's even better ways of doing this while still retaining the security perks. I feel like there must be an easier technique for translating into RSS link than what I'm doing for one. Secondly maybe also a more integrated media player than SMPlayer+mpv that still allows for torification of media player youtube streams (youtube-dl).

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Let's have a general for discussion about the most based OS there ever was. What builds are you using? Use flags? Are you on a Stacking or tiling windows manager? Lay it all down. Talk about optimization and help out more, less experienced, gentoo users.

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i broke my headphone wire extender

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Hi Anons. If you could have root on any porkies machine who would it be? >“Hacking gives the underdog a chance to fight and win.” -PhinPhish

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Self Study EE: a request

Can you self study the equivalent of a degree in electrical engineering from khan academy, coursera, edx, youtube, free pdfs from libgen? Any EE's here want to comment on this? This is just for knowledge not to be accredited or certified or whatever

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Is this good?

I wanted to know if this tablet was good, and i didnt know where to ask. I just want something to read theory on comfortably while also having a good screen to watch movies and stuff on.

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Brave Is it a viable Firefox alternative for privacy or just another adware scam?

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How to track someone on the internet

Hello comrades, here in Serbia there are some right wingers who on social media attack leftist, dox them and over all make our lives worse, and all that on fake accounts. That is why I would like to know how to track them on the internet and dox back. Can you suggest some useful tutorials for that or books?

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Artificial lakes projects

Does filling basins up with freshwater count as /tech/? I mean it's all there, engineering, math, science, construction, hydroelectricity, irrigation...

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I need to recover deleted data from a hard drive that was formatted twice. Is it possible?

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Can I see your home screen?

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How does one screenshot a whole Web page?

I have found a real-life glowpost on 4ch... But I ain't got the energy to crop 99 screen shots..

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Is anyone interested in using a .onion irc server if I spin one up in a few days?

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Dear tech, I've been writing and curating the publication New Multitude this year which is hosted on The original aim was to curate effort posts from leftypol etc. I've been wanting to do a soft relaunch by moving the site to a proper domain with its own website. And then start to seek out high quality Bunkerchan users to do essays for the site. Actually I know nothing about web design or anything like that sooo. I'm asking here if anyone would like to either collaborate with me as a webmaster/editor or would be able to do a straight forward commission where I pay you to set up the website for me. Anyone out there interested? if so message me on twitter.

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Thread to share resources and opinions on AI. Attached Files Artificial Intelligence. A Modern Approach (very good book on AI) I would also include Machine Learning by Thomas Mitchell and Human Compatible by Russel but they're too big Do you think it's possible for humans to create a Machine that actually thinks? Or is it a pipe dream? If it is possible, can we create it with computers? Should we develop it? Here are some projects > OpenAI > Google Brain > Blue Brain - Funded by the swiss government and european union > Human Brain Project - Same as the Above > IBM Watson Out of all those only two aren't funded by corporations.

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Web Design That Pisses You Off

Dear god stop doing this. A web page is not a bulletin board with a billion different flyers all arranged by different people, like this style seems to be imitating. A web page is designed by YOU, and YOU have a responsibility to arrange subjects in a coherent, logically-accessible fashion. I don't come to your website to play fucking Where's Waldo or solve a jigsaw puzzle in order to locate the most relevant page to my interests. Stop doing this.

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A Bunkerchan approved Youtube feed

Hello techanons, I'm the OP of and I'm here because i wanted to know two things: 1)Is it possible to do a Feed or something that includes all the channel mentioned in OP of that thread? Can be such a thing also directly modified by me or other anons? 2) (Asking to the Mods) If such a thing comes to light, could it be Bunkerchan-sanctioned?

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I am looking to purchase an ARM processor. My instinct I to just cave and go with a raspberry-pi, but, I have heard there are plenty of, better, alternatives to the raspberry. Can anyone point me in a good direction of arm related processors and the like? Would be helpful as I, basically, don't really know where to start. Pi's are cool but I don't have to choose one of those. Anything really. As long as it ia secure and runs smoothly.

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The Anti-Capitalist Software License >What is the Anti-Capitalist Software License? The Anti-Capitalist Software License (ACSL) is a software license towards a world beyond capitalism. This license exists to release software that empowers individuals, collectives, worker-owned cooperatives, and nonprofits, while denying usage to those that exploit labor for profit. >How is the Anti-Capitalist Software License different from other licenses? Existing licenses, including free and open source licenses, generally consider qualities like source code availability, commercialization, and attribution, none of which speak directly to the conditions under which the software is written. Instead, the ACSL considers the organization licensing the software, how they operate in the world, and how the people involved relate to one another. The Anti-Capitalist Software License is not an open source software license. It does not allow unrestricted use by any group in any field of endeavor, an allowance that further entrenches established powers. It does not release your project to the creative commons or public domain, nor does it require derived source code to be made available. The availability of source code is less important than the organization of software labor. Commerce and capitalism are not the same thing, and the commercialization of ACSL software is allowed, provided the organizations that do so are not organized along capitalist lines. The ACSL is explicitly intended to provide such organizations and individuals with a competitive advantage so that they may survive under capitalism, and outlive it. >Why would I want to use this license? The ACSL is right for you if you want your code to empower students, artists, hobbyists, collectives, cooperatives and nonprofits to survive under capitalism while not contributing free labor to corporations. The ACSL is right for you if you reject the status quo, believe better things are possible, and want to act on your beliefs. The ACSL is right for you if you carry a new world in your heart, and in your code. >What if this license doesn’t fit my needs? The ACSL was built in response to, and out of, other licenses. We fully encourage you to adapt, expand, or edit the language of the ACSL to meet the needs of your project, or to use it as a starting place for something new.

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What are some Free Software projects worth contributing to?

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Is firefox compromised now? I want to say Tor is the future but i heard it was funded by the U.S

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The Coding Interview

What's up with the coding interview? You would think being a competent programmer would be enough to get a job but there's a whole industry out there specialized in preparing people for code interviews. It even has a Wikipedia page of its own. No other industry has a specific Wikipedia page for their job interviews. Why? What went wrong?

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Daily Programming Thread

What are you working on, /roulette/?

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What Internet browser does /tech/ use? personally, I just use firefox

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GRUB2 pwned through UEFI exploit

Yet another gaping security flaw has been found in the Microsoft Trojan Horse replacement for BIOS known as UEFI. This one affects GRUB2 bootloaders in particular. Eclypsium researchers have discovered a vulnerability — dubbed “BootHole” — in the GRUB2 bootloader utilized by most Linux systems that can be used to gain arbitrary code execution during the boot process, even when Secure Boot is enabled. Attackers exploiting this vulnerability can install persistent and stealthy bootkits or malicious bootloaders that could give them near-total control over the victim device. The vulnerability affects systems using Secure Boot, even if they are not using GRUB2. Almost all signed versions of GRUB2 are vulnerable, meaning virtually every Linux distribution is affected. In addition, GRUB2 supports other operating systems, kernels and hypervisors such as Xen. The problem also extends to any Windows device that uses Secure Boot with the standard Microsoft Third Party UEFI Certificate Authority. Thus the majority of laptops, desktops, servers and workstations are affected, as well as network appliances and other special purpose equipment used in industrial, healthcare, financial and other industries. This vulnerability makes these devices susceptible to attackers such as the threat actors recently discovered using malicious UEFI bootloaders.

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I know that if I run my own instance of searx is the most private way to search things up. But what about public instances of searx like, are they any safer than just using pure duckduckgo? Because I am still trusting a 3 party with my data, the only other advantage that I see using a public instance of searx is that is completely open source. Are there any other positives?

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Designing transparent and secure election systems with computers

Many countries around the world, after some initial experiments, have completely dumped the idea of running their election systems with computer hardware and returned to hand-counted paper ballots. One look at the cartoonish hodgepodge of election machines with a million security holes across the United States all making use of unauditable proprietary software and hardware and manufactured by private companies mired by a history of corruption and scandals. One look at all that would be enough to give any reasonable person pause to reconsider the entire idea of electronic voting. Is it possible to design an electronic voting/counting system that fulfills some basic expectations of security and transparency? I and many other computer security experts would argue that it is not and never will be due to some fundamental aspects of computers. But let's not let that spoil our fun. How would you design electronic voting systems to be secure and transparent? What would the hardware be like? What would the software be like?

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Centralization of the Internet; what to do about it and would decentralization come back in a socialist economy?

Hey all, It is sort of eerie, back in the Web 1.0 days, (I know showing my age here) there were so many websites all created by ordinary people all expressing themselves. Now big corporations have barged in and so many people are now using these centralized websites and services without even knowing of any alternatives. Would such a decentralization and expression come back to the internet in a socialist world or would it be used for something different?

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Mysterious User

I have heard from a relative on discord about a user named hill- , Do any anon's have some information about this mysterious person?

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Intel Massive Leak

Intel seems to have suffered a massive leak of about 17GB in size. It is named drop 1 so maybe more to come. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:38f947ceadf06e6d3ffc2b37b807d7ef80b57f21&dn=Intel%20exconfidential%20Lake%20drop%201

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Big list of imageboards easily sortable Enjoy

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>tfw used to be really into coding and computer shit as a teenager >became an adult and got into video editing, photoshop and all that other stuff >basically forgot everything i knew about coding and computers >now a macfag how do i get back to the tech stuff and whats a good way to break back into it through mac ? also pic unrelated

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>he isn't Marxist - Leninist - Maoist - Stallmanist ngmi You know that Stallman is basically essential to understand if you want to liberate the working class of today. He teaches us to take our digital means of production, and it can be taken a step further when applying his thought to Free and Open Source hardware designs. Read Free Software, Free Society Then to take it to the hardware level, check out the Open Source Ecology project: THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR THE REVOLUTION but it's never being talked about >The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. We’re developing open source industrial machines that can be made at a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs online for free. Also relevant is the p2pfoundation, check out this video: and their wiki:

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can't block twitter

I'm trying to block websites using the Windows 10 hosts.txt so I can focus on my schoolwork but it doesn't work. I'm able to block bunkerchan and 4chan, but not twitter. when I type into the address bar it just opens the page, even when I have DNS over HTTPS turned off. what the fuck is up? pic related, it's my current hosts.txt

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It is generally understood that programmers don't fancy with worker unions, instead opting for muh individualism. I can't really comprehend it, is the field just filled with Elon Musk worshiping people who think they'll be the next big thing? Why is this? It happens in most countries, not just the USA. Do they not realize they'll get older, too? As a programmer myself, this is really frustrating. The tech workers union in my country is tiny and pointless.

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I got a chinaphone[Huawei] today and I can't get any Google apps to work

Has anyone figured out a way round it?

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3x shit 27" @ 1080p/75 IPS Freesync 85%-ish sRGB or 1x 27" 4k/60 LCD 100% sRGB Vega64 Win10 (NSA edition, work) Qubes (daily) Manjaro/Cinnamon (because I hate myself edition) don't game much, don't design for a living, but normally have a ton of windows open

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17/7/2020 Cloudflare Outage/DDoS

This is a thread for discussing the Cloudflare outage that just recently happened, and/or still happening as of the making of this thread.

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Secure/anonymous laptop

I want to get an old thinkpad, like an x200 and make it into a secure, tor-only machine. What is the best way to do this? Something like Qubes OS or is that just a meme? Looking for solutions for full disc encryption, network card that connects to TOR alone, that kind of stuff. Thanks.

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5G router connection issues?

My ISP has recently transitioned to 5G and replaced all the old WiFi routers a few months back. Over that time I have noticed a noticeable increase in connection cuts. They seem to have gotten worse over the last month, now happening every few days. Basically what happens is that all devices stop being able to connect to the network. They still see it, but can't access it. Pulling the plug on the router and powering back on, then restarting other devices fixes it, but it is really fucking annoying and will undoubtedly one day crash during something important. This issue isn't new, stuff like this happened with older routers as well, but usually it would only occur every month or so, not multiple times per week. So, anyone got a clue what is the problem here? Did the ISP provide a malfunctioning router, or is it the problem of their network? Or is it 5G being relatively new and thus sometimes screwing up or something?

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Website creation

Hey guys, my mum wants me to look into how to make a website for her crafting business, what site should I use? I just need one to work from a template, nothing too complex please. Thanks!

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Going to uni, they require people to get a Laptop, here are the requirements they have. What do you guys recommend?

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Windows Subsystem for Linux

Is it bad for Linux as a whole? Is Microsoft trying to kill desktop Linux as a whole with its "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" policy?

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Hardware Issues

More just cause I don't wanna go to some place like r/techsupport ew So anyways I built a computer recently, it works perfectly fine except for one issue: it has difficulty starting up. It takes about 5 minutes after pressing the power button for it to turn on, nothing will speed it up. I found out that the issue with it is that the Motherboard came with a dead CROM battery, I replaced that and voila it starts up fine. And it has been fine for the past week, however the startup issue has returned, and just to be sure I replaced the CROM battery AGAIN but this time it didn't work. I know for a fact that it was just the dead battery that was the issue so why is it persisting?

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Is it worth using fake accounts to make use of free trials?

Could I end up getting arrested if I kept making fake accounts using one of these 10min emails, to enjoy the free trial of ProtonVPN?

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I know, you're asking yourself already, how the fuck are crypto's compatible with a leftwing communist image-board? Well, first of all, fuck you, we live under capitalism and as such must exchange and purchase under the current mode of production we find ourselves under. Second, I would like some one to help me understand, exactly, how to set up a bitcoin, monero, what have you; wallet. I tried to set this up on my laptop but syncing with the bitcoin network is a huge MASSIVE bitch and took me months and I never got fully synced. Also, it takes a shitload of resources to work properly on my computer. I can barley do anything else. So, my question is: What is the best way to get into bitcoin and use bitcoin and other cysto's like a boss? Am I doing something wrong? What are the best specs for btc and the like? As always, any help would be appreciated. Thank you /tech/!

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19chan 19chan is a chill place for people to have discussions about fiction, tv shows, movies, music, games, sports, science, technology, current events, news, and a variety of other topics.

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General Distro/DE thread

Hola, comrade Anon. What Linux distro is on your device? What Desktop environment? If you say Windows or Mac you're getting sent to the gulag for using Liberal Yankee cyber imperialist software.

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Are any other anons into exploit development or vulnerability hunting?

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systemd? xorg?

I'm no certified Linuggs Eggspert, but I've just continuously heard about systemd and how bad it is over the years from all manner of /g/entoomen, but I still really don't understand it like at all. I essentially "just wanna grill for god's sake" when it comes to using my computer, so I try to stick in the realm of Linux things that just werk. So my question is what's so bad about these things in general I guess? Both for nixlets like myself, as well as for the experts and the whole of Linux? General discussion thread as well for these things.

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What laptop brand does /tech/ suggest?

I'm honestly up for any brand, I live in Hong Kong (no I don't support the neolibs that is currently getting ) so I could get some mainland brands as well.

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Tiling windows managers

I am having a discussion with my buddy right now about the pros and cons of tiling windows mangers; Why are they superior? Personally with my time spent using i3 I find it incredibly convenient to have all my windows placed and perfectly sized in a way that maximizes my screen real-estate. He says that he can already do that with a normal GUI interface. He also said the keybindings can be confusing, which, ok, I can understand that, but, practice makes perfect in my opinion. What says you /tech/? Are we Tiling master race here at bunkerchan or not?

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Revolutionary Fab/ DIY/ Hardware shit

Who's doing lefty tech shit that isn't computer wizardry? 3D printing, open source hardware, electronics, manufacturing, phys sec? Whatcha making? What are some projects you're into? I've been prototyping some mischief doodads - 3D printed throwaway handcuff "keys", slingshots and snips for offending valve-stems/zipties - not that 3D printing is all that useful for -the ppl- but after seeing every idiot with a printed hop on the covid ppe train I wonder if freely available low-cost diy projects might help radicalize the hardware folk. Also been doing actually useful shit like leveraging my access to industrial suppliers to get gloves, respirators and googles out to the secret antifa supersoldiers worldwide

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I have successfully sequenced the programming for the average /pol/ack in python

Heres the code def text(): x = 1 while x == 1 print("nigger") print("chink") print("kike") print("commie") print("goyim") print("jogger")

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Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic > Dear ACM Members: > > As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at ACM would like to do what we can to help support the computing community. Many computing researchers and practitioners are now working remotely. In addition, teaching and learning have also moved online as more and more campuses close. > > We believe that ACM can help support research, discovery and learning during this time of crisis by opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. We hope this will help researchers, practitioners and students maintain access to our publications as well as increasing visibility and awareness of ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines. Please be sure to inform your colleagues that the ACM DL is now open, and will continue that way through June 30, 2020. > > This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak. > > Stay well! > > Cherri Pancake > ACM President

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What kind of projects should a brainlet CS student w way too much time on their hands set out on rn?

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/fglt/ - Install BLFS edition

Regular /g/ has this, might as well make one here. Helpful wikis: (Mainly useful for dpkg based distros) (Useful even if you don't use arch. Helped me out of a bind more than once.) (Helpful even if you don't use gentoo, check the arch wiki first.) Useful commands: man foo - Use this first, can be used to get info on commands, system calls, standard library functions, basically most everything. apropos foo - Searches man pages for a string. Useful if you forgot a command. whatis foo - gives you a short description of a command. foo -h/--help/-? - Generally gives you the options for a command. Some very strange programs may take -h as an option, so start with --help. help foo - Gives you information on a builtin bash command, stuff like alias or bind. I don't know anything else to toss in here, please share resources if you have them.

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The enemy uses bots. What do we know about how they work? Is there any literature that would help in writing our own? >>478855

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webtorrents to reduce serload ?

Since the servers gets really slow when lots of people post lots of "large" (a few megabytes) files, are web torrents a possible avenue to ease the burden on the server ?

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Seizing the Means of Anonymous Discussion

Recent events have once again highlighted the necessity of a truly communal, self-governed anonymous discussion forum. This thread is for the development of new forms of decentralized anonymous image boards. The problem in need of a solution is this: How can we develop a forum that genuinely empowers its community and allows them to resist censorship? One recent attempt is NNTPChan/Overchan. NNTPChan is a decentralized imageboard that uses the NNTP protocol (network-news transfer protocol) to synchronize content between many different servers. It utilizes cryptographically-signed posts to perform optional/opt-in decentralized moderation. I'm still rather confused on how moderation works there myself. This seems like a great idea, by distributing a forum across a collection of servers one can resist the disruption of any single server. When 8ch was shutdown by its DDoS provider, however, its community didn't find the motivation to learn from this and migrate to a censorship-resistance platform. Instead its subcommunities were scattered to the winds, the ones that survived coalescing back on a number of individual websites using the classical top-down server-owner structure, with all the authority and alienation from its userbase that it necessarily contains. What lessons can be learned from this? Is there more that can be done?

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Instantly Increase Your Happiness (Linux Only)

Open your command prompt (linux) and run the following commands. >wget >sudo mv i5wABwHM /etc/hosts and badabing badaboom!! There you GO!!

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/dpt/ - Dialectial Programming Thread

What are you working on /tech/?

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Yes, smartphones are cool gadgets: You can read theory, browse /leftypol/ and listen to music on the go! Let's talk about these awesome devices in this thread! What models are you using?

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Email Providers

So based on basic Opsec I've been reading about you should have a seperation of your identity from your logins on TOR and whatnot for reddit or twitter or whatever the fuck. But all that shit requires emails and all these damn email providers require a phone number which defeats the whole purpose? Which email service can I use that won't demand my phone number and let me stay as anonymous as possible online?

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Licky Cute Discord alternative :)

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Patents and copyright

Should they be abolished? If so, how it would affect technology/development.

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Is there a website where I can see how well a particular GPU can run a particular game? Most of what I want to play is at least 10 years old and I figure that todays integrated graphics can handle that with aploumb. Unfortunately, every website that I can find on this caters to well-off consoomers who want to play the latest AAA "game" (That is more cutscene than game) from EA in 4K on their Windows 10 computer.

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Techlet here. Everyone says Zoom is painfully vulnerable, but I heard if you have a paid account you have options to make it more secure. Is it good enough? Would you trust it?

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Is ubuntu just cringe? Is there any reason to use it instead of pop!os or mint

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why arent you using Linux dumbass? You have zero excuses

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Can someone explain me the deal with rust? Like I get it is a programming language similar to C++ and C but it provides more memory safety. Is it worth while switching to it, or is it just better to stick with C and C++ for not very public and big projects?

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Alternatives to matlab and simulink?

I just want to solve my partial differential equations by the line method, and get hopf bifurcation diagrams without getting a blood clot, in a way that is open source and not fucking bloated as fuck, and no python is shit, for those two i need 3 packaged which are completely imcompatible

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Why is setting this piece of shit up so fucking difficult? Come to think of it? What the fuck are computers so fucking difficult? It seems everything I do on a god damn computer these days breaks something, or, I didn't do it right, or it wasn't the right architecture, or, what ever the fuck man. Seriously, this shit has gotten out of hand. It shouldn't be this god damn hard to have freedom in my own fucking home.

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FLOSS imageboard software Cons - Terrible CSS - No use of redis/memcached or any caching - cuck BBcode formatting until the last version PROS - Written in a functional language (Clojure) - Way less lines of code than Vichan - No CAPTCHA, uses honeypot method of spam prevention - User created boards unlike Lynxchan Maybe the CSS can be modified to make it better?

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Security general thread

Thread for discussing privacy, anonymity, anything related to software security and online safety

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What is the best way to program and why is it scratch?

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Auto ML zero


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Wifi Fun

Does anyone have success with making wifi misbehave? An idea I just had was to rapidly switch the SSID of an AP, making sure to broadcast the change, and somehow flood a users wifi ap list with your own messages. Looking into it I realized that I use hostapd and the command to rebuild the configuration and restart the service runs quite slow on my system. Is there a programmatic approach? An embedded computer powered by a battery behind a dumpster somewhere public could be like a hidden billboard. <Post ITT if you have ever: > used aircrack to hack a neighbour's WEP access point > If your router runs linux > If your modem and router are two separate devices > If you like networking in general

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What if we uploaded some anarchist cookbook type of shit and get QR links to those. Then we share the QR's on twitter and make people hang /spray them over town so Minneapolis knows what they should do

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Give me one reason that pos editor emacs is better than this bad boy right here? you can't

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Truly, the Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us!

<Between the months of March and April 2020, Windows 7 saw a drop in user market share from 26.23 percent to 25.59 percent. That’s hardly surprising for a 10-year-old, unsupported OS as people finally upgrade to Windows 10. Right? Despite that conventional thinking, Microsoft’s Windows 10 actually experienced a rare drop in market share (down to 56.08 percent in April from its March 2020 share of 57.34 percent). Meanwhile, popular Linux distribution Ubuntu enjoyed an explosive increase. <Canonical's Ubuntu Linux OS saw astonishing gains in marketshare, while WIndows 10 slumped NASEEF FOR JASON EVANGELHO <How explosive? Ubuntu’s overall share of operating system usage ballooned from 0.27% in March to 1.89% in April. To put that in perspective, that’s an increase of 599 percent. <The lift for Canonical’s Ubuntu resulted in Linux usage climbing from 1.36 percent to 2.87 percent. And to frame that up against an interesting Apple data point, NetMarketShare measures macOS Catalina — which also gained user share in April — at 4.15 percent. We did it, reddit!

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How many of you use this app? It's only moderately spyware, less so than Discord at least. Here's a leftist chat I frequent:

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3 class society

🥇 the people who own the computers 🥈 the people who tell the computers what to do 🥉 the people who are told what to do by the computers

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I wanted to speed up a video with ffmpeg, did it the way outlined here >ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter_complex "[0:v]setpts=0.5*PTS[v];[0:a]atempo=2.0[a]" -map "[v]" -map "[a]" output.mkv but after 5 minutes of my graphics card sounding like it was going to explode, and being told it was doing 1000fps, i stopped it. it was only a 3 minute clip. Did something go wrong or did I pussy out?

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How are you getting around news paywalls?

I used to go in incognito, but now wapo, NYT, etc, aren't allowing that. How do you do it?

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Any e-mail service recommended by comrades? I need a new one.

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Pirating games on Linux

How hard would it be to pirate games on Linux? There are lots of cracked versions of games for Windows.

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BSD general - /bsd/

A general thread for talking about BSD and operating systems related to it, like openBSD and freeBSD

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Making an Image Board

I am a retard when it comes to programming and shit, but I was wondering how image boards are made. I tried looking it up on Youtube but found very limited results. Wondering how it's done, and what's needed

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Living in the second great depression is fun. Assuming I don't get the Rona making money for Wendy's I'm looking to give away little an uncompensated freshman year coding labor. Get some of that "job experience" or wherever. Any advice on what kinda place to hit up?

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We should all consider running LibreMesh on old routers with Yggdrasil. Even if we don't pay much attention to them after the fact, every little bit helps. Essentially what this would do is give us an alternative to corporate, expensive, and capitalist internet we have today. I have strong expectations from /leftypol/.

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bros wtf does this mean. am i safe?

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Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For Comments

Do not terminate internet connections and other communication services " 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. " What else?

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Game modding through excel

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?

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Getting my comrades to use some security in meetings and chat

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 ?

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How do I DDoS a website? Not a fed.

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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?

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[email protected] and other Distributed Computing projects

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?

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Imageboards and cataolgs

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

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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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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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Trolling The Free Software Fundies

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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Since there's talk about discord on /leftypol/, we should discuss the alternatives. Here's four that look decent. >open source >Apache license >threaded conversations >open source >MIT license (except the enterprise part) >open source >AGPL >you have to use their servers, can't deploy your own >open source >GPL >end-to-end encryption

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Hi /tech/, I'm trying to improve my general online security and was wondering is there a short list stickied somewhere? As I become more active, I realise I need to become more responsible for my information in case it impacts others negatively, but just reading some of the threads here as a generally non-tech person is doing my head in. What I hope it would cover would range from consoomer grade (where I'm at because I'm an idiot), all the way to clandestine opsec or whatever (I guess I wouldn't know, which is the point). Any recommendations would be appreciated. N.B.: I cannot code. I'm trying to learn Python because I'm dumb, so minimal faffing about initially would be ideal. >picture unrelated

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Leftypol Mastodon

I think that leftypol should have a mastodon server of some sort.

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Can some on explain to me how to get this pos installed?

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If my non-gaming laptop overheats everytime I try to game, should I buy a cooling pad or buy better fans? is the cooling pad just a temporary fix or is it actually a solution to hot laptops?

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Secure audio communication

Tech nerds will not comprise the entirety of the revolution. We know this. It's going to include a lot of normies, who can't exactly communicate and coordinate everything through text messaging. As we also know, we live in a world of mass surveillance. We have to give normies options for communicating that can protect themselves from the corporate surveillance state. This thread is for evaluating those options. I am currently looking at phone conferencing options and can't make up my mind on these: -some Matrix protocol tool -some XMPP protocol tool -Jitsi -Jami What I really want is something supporting phone call-ins, for stupid old people who cannot into computers. Phone OS support may also be important. Some options are more suited to these things than others. Maybe even better ones than I've listed. Discuss, please.

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Web-conference and webinar software

Tech, which ones are good and encrypted and open source?

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golang thread

Post any Go-related projects and questions!

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Wobbly: an app for 21st century workers’ power.

Wobbly is a workplace organising platform, being designed and prototyped by a small voluntary team of developers. It’s a communication and coordination tool, with structures and processes modelled on the IWW’s organising style (hence the name, coming from the IWW nickname). We’re creating a space for energetic, powerful, and democratic unions to win struggles, grow.

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Could kovri be better for anonymity than tor?

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Helping out bunkerchan

One thing that would be useful would be rewriting >>[INTEGER] links in posts when threads are transferred across boards Now how do?

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NewPipe v0.19 has finally a subscription feed

Why aren't you using NewPipe instead of the regular YouTube App? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon. Why NewPipe is better than YouTube? >Free and Open Source Software >No Ads >No tracking by Google >Everything is stored locally >Integrated background player >Download every video easily ... the list is endless, just look on

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lynxchan api

Why the fuck did lynxchan abandon their json api? Will bunkerchan ever get a json based API so it can be connected from apps and other places?

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VRMS RIGHT NOW! How did ya do? I got 0.1% of 2756 installed packages

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So how can i attack my country's marshall law text system? Can i ddos it? How can i dedtroy it or make it work for the beneffit of the proletariat ?

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Born too early to explore the universe too late to explore earth. this literallty maks me Reeee, i'm not afraid of death as much as i'm bothered by the fact that i won't be able to see the galaxy and other planets anyone else feeling like me? how do we fix this?

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Google releases mobilty reports worldwide

Google just started releasing reports regarding traffic activity and where are communities going during the pandemic Reports for all countries google is tracking now is available. But there are some missing countries from that list, Here are some notable examples: Cuba, Russia, China, Iran.

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Python general

Post your python projects, ask help, anything related to python is welcome

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Brain to machine interface

What do you think about BMIs and relatively recent advancements by companies such as Neuralink? For those of you who don't know what BMIs are, it's a technology that implants electrodes from a chip inside your brain to read neurological activity and possibly send electric signals to your brain in an attempt to interface with computers. Here is Neuralink's white paper in case you are curious And a popsci video of it, if that's more your thing

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Electrical Engineering / Learning Hardware

I'm looking for recommendations on resources, learning materials, or general advice when it comes to learning about electrical engineering. Books, videos, MIT courses, you name it. I'm open to starting with the absolute basics from Physics 101, which I admittedly have not brushed up on in a while. In addition, I'm also interested in tinkering with hardware as part of the learning process, so any advice on that front would be greatly appreciated.

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Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU J3060 @ 1.60GHz 1.60 GHz Those are my PC specs, obviously I will search this by myself but I'm opening this thread for when I come back and see if you guys know if my computer is just useless for any sort of vidya, that's what I heard once, playing Java Minecraft is impossible and smaller games like Darkwood can only run at super low specs, and even then still with lag.

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Kickstarter workers unionize >The decision to unionize at Kickstarter follows a series of victories for union campaigns led by blue collar tech workers. Last year, 80 Google contractors in Pittsburgh, 2,300 cafeteria workers at Google in Silicon Valley, and roughly 40 Spin e-scooter workers in San Francisco voted to form the first unions in the tech industry. In early February, 15 employees at the delivery app Instacart in Chicago successfully unionized, following a fierce anti-union campaign run by management.

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bunker performance issues

As I'm sure most of you have noticed, bunkerchan has been having a lot of performance issues lately, with Nginx gives 500 internal errors while clicking on random threads or the catalog. When replying you occasionally get a 'connection lost' message. Image links are broken or disappear or don't expand when clicked. The site itself is much more sluggish and slow. The fact is the bunkerchan userbase has grown from 200ish people to about 750+ people and high amounts of engagement and posts per hour. This is good news but also brings the need for a higher level of technicality. What exactly is the problem? some possibilities: - Lynxchan is fundamentally unscalable. as many anons have pointed out this is actually the largest and most active lynxchan install ever created, so its possible that the code itself is shit at scaling having never been tested at that level before. - The server hardware is inadequate. It's possible the app server hardware is not adequate to the problem. The expensive solution, scale vertically by buying bigger, buffer servers. - Configuration. The fact that the errors are 500 seems to indicate not a problem with nginx, but the app on the backend that its reverse proxying (lynxchan). Maybe its possible to increase performance and scalability by using Nginx caching/microcaching of images/pages. This would allow present servers to be able to scale to many hundreds of more users, if done correctly, there are guides to this online but it requires mucking around in the dirty details of nginx config. Cloudflare itself already does alot of caching so the perf improvement from this might not be as great as a non-cloudflare site. any other ideas? (not a member of the technical staff of bunker).

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Cyrilic Encoding in the 1990s?

>>>/leftypol/391425 >There are some Russian posts but they have some weird encoding >>376661 >I was reading about usenet a couple of months ago and stumbled upon a website that has an archive of posts during the August coup from the 19th of August to the 22nd. It has some posts on the website but most of them must be downloaded. They are in the .tar format but they can be read with notepad or notepad++, or any other text editor. >

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Capitalism Ruins Everything

Thought this story was worth sharing. A bit of an interesting case example as capitalism ruining everything in the end no matter how benign it starts out and a good cautionary tech security tip/tale. The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions >Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reported to health insurance provider Blue Shield of California that its Web site was flagged by multiple security products as serving malicious content. Blue Shield quickly removed the unauthorized code. An investigation determined it was injected by a browser extension installed on the computer of a Blue Shield employee who’d edited the Web site in the past month. >The incident is a reminder that browser extensions — however useful or fun they may seem when you install them — typically have a great deal of power and can effectively read and/or write all data in your browsing sessions. And as we’ll see, it’s not uncommon for extension makers to sell or lease their user base to shady advertising firms, or in some cases abandon them to outright cybercriminals. >The health insurance site was compromised after an employee at the company edited content on the site while using a Web browser equipped with a once-benign but now-compromised extension which quietly injected code into the page. >The extension in question was Page Ruler, a Chrome addition with some 400,000 downloads. Page Ruler lets users measure the inch/pixel width of images and other objects on a Web page. But the extension was sold by the original developer a few years back, and for some reason it’s still available from the Google Chrome store despite multiple recent reports from people blaming it for spreading malicious code. You can click through for the rest but long story short the malware adds ads to the page(how late stage capitalism is that? Everything's about the ads.) But, back to the first bit, like I said, what starts as a benign attempt by a inventor to see a need in society and fill it inevitably turns into a device for hackers to hack the users of that originally benign invention. When some users discovered the malicious code and contacted the original(or one of) the original inventors, he just through up his hands in the air and said: "not my problem, I sold it." He was at least nice enough(and I'm surprised whatever deal he made to sell it allows him to do it, maybe someone with more CS knowledge can explain,) to link them to the original source code on git that they could build the plugin themselves from, but it still feels like a dick move, to be at best an unwitting culprit, out of not doing your due diligence, to research who you are selling your work to, and what they plan to do with that work, and at worst a witting accomplice. At the same time I can understand the maker's plight, in that they provide a free service to 100ks (in this case, millions in others,) and you're probably lucky if you can even get 1 out 100 of those users to give you a dime through your e-begging. Then along comes a company, with money, they make you an offer, it's probably more money than you've ever made through your pathetic little Donate button. Can you really say in their shoes you would say no? Tl;dr Capitalism ruins everything, and it's all shit, and it's all fucked to hell, and the government(duh) and mostly likely large, indefinite number of corporations, and lesser known groups, and private individuals probably have access to all the characters and clicks you ever put into these cursed silicon boards. But I don't need to tell you that, this is /leftypol/ (although I'm posting to tech since it was kind of tech centric)

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When you HAVE to use Social Media

Sometimes you just NEED to use a certain social media site for something considering how most-all activity on the internet now goes through about 12 or so sites. I hate these social media sites, and you probably do to, but their ubiquity among the public means that sometimes you just need to use them for whatever reason. So, how can you use a social media site whilst maintaining some security? Obviously you can make a fake account, but what is the best way to do that? What resources can we use to do this? Thanks in advance.

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Hey so I installed mint on a laptop I got from Walmart after my old one exploded. (literally, buss error) So when I was installing I decided to wipe everything off the laptop in favor of an encrypted partition, well, after I rebooted I noticed something: I still have a working windows partition located on /Dev/sdb1 && yes, that is the actual file name it's located on. So what gives? Why the fuck do I still have a version of Windows installed and can I get the d of it with out breaking my computer?? Help /tech/

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programming question

hello fellow comrades, i am trying to make a simple Firefox extenion, however i'm not familiar with XUL nor javascript. my idea was to creat a simple "auto next" for Omegle video. the pseudo cold would be if omegle video mode on check strager's IP if stranger"s IP already seen = next. if stranger's IP not seen yet = do nothing

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>>>/gulag/3941 Our local code monkey has put together a development roadmap and RFC thread for bunkerchan The thread on /gulag/ is full of feature requests, so let's look at the code over here see if we can help Where is the gits for the front end? The backend is vanilla lynxchan IIRC but for local dev, changes to the front end are preferred, presumably to try and keep the backend on vanilla

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"Me? Manjaro is the distro of my preferences."

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They are getting rid of the old youtube. I don't want to use the new mobile flat crap.

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Just rolled into the shop

The white glass is broken and the screen has moisture, is the whole thing destroyed? Otherwise perfectly functional (!). Client is a friend, apparently this happened before he could replace his damaged case. It's a gift so he can't afford to service it. I feel like the parts for this will either be chinkshit or more expensive than a decent Android with a free, open operating system for once. Any advice would be huge.

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Bodhi vs Lubuntu?

I'm planning on switching from lubuntu to bodhi, however I need to know whether or not bodhi would work just as well as lubuntu for my system Specs: >CPU: Intel Atom CPU Z520 @ 1.333GHz >GPU: Poulsbo >RAM: 2gb It's a really shit acer netbook

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can someone for the love of god explain to me what this thing actually does?

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Comrades, I urge you to use and spread XMPP for messaging, wether it’s with your organisation or friends and family. There are many servers you can use at no cost, but installing und operating an own server is really easy for everyone with just a little bit of linux experience. What are the pros of using XMPP, especially when using your own server? •A couple of options for strong end2end encryption, to make sure neither the server operator nor the glowies can read your messages •It’s harder to gather metadata of your communication in a federated network •There are clients for most of the platforms, and even webclients. Most of them respect your privacy and freedom •When your server has the right extension modules, modern messaging features like sending files (including images and voice recordings), push messages, group chats (both anonymously or private), synchronization between your different clients/devices and much more are possible While really clandestine communication shouldn’t happen even in the near of a internet device like a smartphone, it is important to make it as hard as possible for the glowies to gather information about with who or at which times you communicate. The spreading of XMPP can be an important step in doing so.

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Lets Make a Imageboard - /hobby/ edition

With the official locking of >>>/tech/ I'm moving my development log thread here. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or pass on your suggestions. Much of the template is now complete, the CSS is responsive, usable on every browser that has rem support, and only 3815 bytes. There is still some work to be done which I'll mention in a reply following this. As it stands the plan is to start programming the back-end in OCaml this Monday leaving the finishing touches in the front-end for a later date.

front-end principles
The site should be minimalist. Adding elements unnecessarily makes everything more difficult to implement for and slower.

The site should be responsive. I don't own a device with a touchscreen, but they are omnipresent, and there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to use a website with your touchscreen device well.

The site should be compatible. I'd like to see support for more or less every desktop platform since ~2000 (this is easily done with MyPal PaleMoon, and TenFourFox) and more or less every "smart device" ever.

Text formatting should be subtle and compose as expected. There should be nothing that would feel be out of place in a book or article.

Web-fonts should not be used. Web-fonts don't improve the usability of the site but increase bandwidth usage and hinder performance for users.

JavaScript should only be used for progressive enhancements and as much of the site as possible should work without it. A Complete list of features which will require JavaScript are: automatic copying of text into the reply form, automatic refreshing of the page along with title notifications, and moving the second reply form.

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Oh, so /tech/ stopped existing.
Wallpaper/desktop thread?

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what does bunkerchan think of clojure?

its a lisp that actually works for web dev and other SW dev in the modern day.

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Relational/SQL vs NoSQL

what is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?

why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?

people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds

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GNU Guix

Is Guix the operating system of the future?

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gaming on linux

do you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?

- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.
- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)
- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up
- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it
- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)
- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.

What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?

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This thread is about creating software to help workers organize.
As per >>602 and >>>/leftypol/51843
Current idea is to make software to organize unions, whatever that might be.

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Linux Sheeit

Many questions for you nerds:
1. What would be your recommendation for a person who is relativly new to linux but has some coding experience? I was thinking mint because its just easy to use and i used it back on my old laptop and didn't require as much work to maintain in general but im also worried about le spying.
2. What would be the best video editor I can pirate for linux? I want to keep making videos to spread class consciousness and am currently using Sony Vegas. I heard that davinci resolve was good but was wondering your suggestions.
3. Also, is gaming on linux actually okay now?

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Linux, BSD setups

Discuss what's your setup and collection of applications on your personal computers, smartphones, embedded devices, Industrial equipment, etc. for opsec that other anons could use.
Gnu radio for police chatter?
raspberry pi gps with security features?
Special ECM equipment you're willing to show?
Post them here.

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hey what do you guys think of protonmail?

i use gmail right now

>founded at CERN, lol

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Revolutionary tech work

I have knowledge for FreeBSD/Linux system administration and programming skills in C, C++ and Lisp. What's the best way to use these for revolutionary work?

I thought of making an application useful for punks, bums and people living an anarchist lifestyle but these people usually either can't afford or choose not to use this kind of technology. I thought of an application that could help anarchists organize but I'm thinking it could also be used against us, because it could help fascist groups identify and find us as much as it could help anarchists find and help each other. This is dangerous because it's as useful for fascist missions as it is for anti-fascist/anarchist ones. Otherwise, hosting something like an IRC platform and creating an application to ease its use could be nice but it's already being done by IRC channels, Facebook/Messenger groups and Discord groups, and it still excludes people who don't have access to this kind of technology. The goal in making a new application would thus be to help people help others, or to make the use of the application by indoctrinated people useful to anarchists without them having to use the application. I can't find any interesting idea fitting one of these descriptions.

Right now the only thing I can see is contributing to open source software that's already being used as backbones for other revolutionary software, like news sites, blogs, applications, etc. to contribute indirectly to these while having as big an impact as possible (contributing to a library used by many platforms helps more platforms than directly contributing to one). That would be low-level stuff like nginx, widely used libraries, an IRC daemon used by IRC networks hosting leftist channels, etc.

About the FSF, contributing to software of theirs that interest me like emacs would only be useful for other programmers, who, by that fact, should already have enough talent to take care of their own and thus should be helping others. This goes for many projects by GNU and the FSF, which are often aimed at corporations and corporate pawns to make them dependent on their software and leech for donations to the foundation. In other words, the software is made to help capitalists who have money to give to the FSF. Also, contributing to GNU projects would force me to voluntarily give the copyright of my contribution to the FSF, thus alienating me of my own work. Maintaining intellectual ownership over my contribution is important to me, because even though I'm using a free license, I want to be recognized for it. The fruit of my labour is mine, made for others, and the way the FSF does things goes against that. Contributing to FreeBSD, on the other hand, would give me this, even though it has the same issue of being aimed at capitalists who have money to give to the FreeBSD Foundation.

What does /tech/ do to help people with their tech skills?