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Ok, I know Java, Soython, JS, a bit PHP, C and Bash.
Idk just wanted to learn a new lang, to replace all these soylangs I know, thought about Rust and Go.
What is your opinion on that? Should I go for Rust or Go?

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Where did 8/tech/ go? I noticed that tech boards other than 4/g/, nano, and lain have really low activity or are dead.

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please do not come to nanochan

>hurr durr js bad
>yet somehow does not have any problem with this horseshit where if JS is off and you press post and it opens a new page to fill out a captcha which if you fail you have to go back and hit refresh
>hurr durr js bad
>yet somehow does not have any problem with what happens when you disable JS on 8gag: the post button opens a download dialog to get a text file saying "please go to to fill out a captcha"
<hurr durr thats only 8kun
>it was like that on 8gag since the beginning
>8cuck has also pointlessly required referer [sic] header, which is the sole reason (((googzilla))) waited until 2020 to deprecate it
>instead of proper style everyone and their dog has been able to get right since the 90's: having a captcha right under the post field
>also requires cookies whereas above would only need a cookie if you want to post twice with the same ephemeral session

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Google Registry

The last piece of Google's web: Google Domains
.app domains available for registration
- Mar 29 - May 1: Trademark holders can register .app domains (known as the "Sunrise" period).
- May 1 - May 8: Anyone can register available .app domains for an extra fee (known as the "Early Access" period).
- May 8 and onwards: Anyone can register available .app domains (known as “General Availability").

Now you can use your Google browser run on a Google operating system on a Google device connected to a Google router and Google Fiber to access a website which is hosted on Google servers, reachable by Google domain using a Google DNS server, verified and authenticated by Google certificate authority.

Google is planning on being the registry for many new top level domains including these: .ZIP .MOV .MEME
What do you think about this?

Charleston Road Registry Inc. d/b/a Google Registry
Why do you think this part of the company uses a pseudony which doesn't include "Google"?

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I need a bot that can automatically create threads with predetermined strings as well as bump threads with predetermined replies. I am going to use it on the faggots at

I'm willing to pay $200 in bitcoin if anyone can point me in the right direction. Captcha isnt a problem becuase I will be using 4chan pass.

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I Don't Run Javascript

Instead of going out of the way and making extra unnecessary effort to write a garbage fail web site, why not stick with standard HTML forms and POST and always Just Work on any fucking browser made in the last 20 years?

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Linux is a meme operating system for meme people, literally everyone I know that considers themselves a "serious Linux user" is either completely retarded or just a living Reddit-Meme on legs with an extra bit of cancer on top. Why do freeshits think they're hot shit for using an unusable and unmaintainable piece of shit and getting on everyone's nerves with it?

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What you were witnessing was clearly a halfhearted /sp/ get probe. The pornsnark responses were from a /tech/ (semi-)regular though. One has to roll with some humor in these situations.
As for the BO, he is either too busy laughing his ass off at all the sidelong banter, or he's up and done dropped the Covid pill.
Anyways, nothing much else to see here for now, nor for the immediate future it seems.

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Mod please sticky this. Eat fifty dicks

I have Tor Browser which runs its own Tor instance. I also have Tor explicitly installed on my Linux system. Should I start up and run the Tor service in addition to using the Tor Browser, even though I technically don't need to? Is this more secure and robust and, if so, why?

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Hello there,
I am used to use Void Linux, I am pretty ok with that distros and it runs perfectly fine, in past days I tried out some BSDs, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and such, they were ok, but I wouldn't like them as my daily driver. So I installed Void Linux on my Desktop again and I am pretty ok with it. On my other machine, a Thinkpad x140e, I ran Arch Linux atm, mainly for the sole propose of gayming, I needed something new on it, the Arch install was already a year old.
Maybe because the memes, but also because I finally wanted to get in touch with it, I installed Gentoo Linux.
But as I used it, it does not feel like that what I excepted, Gentoo felt more like a lot of work, idk, what is your opinion on that?

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Richard Stallman

make u prayer to our Lord

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Palemoon blacklists NoScript

As the subject says. It's been entered into their custom "bitch at the user with a popup until they disable it" database. To be fair to the developer, he has solid reasons for his stance. I'll try to summarize as there is a lot of misinformation and emotion out there fogging the issue.

1) The Palemoon project does not have enough developer juice to debug other software and addons.
2) Various users: "[website] does not work with Palemoon. Fix your shit, Moonman!"
3) Moonman: "Known issue. Stop being morons and disable NoScript. Thank you, and have a nice day."
4) Various users: "We did. Same problem. Fix your shit."
5) Moonman: "Oh. That's an actual issue with Palemoon then. I'm on it!"
6) Much hacking and cracking and time and talent are expended to no effect. Surprise! NoScript does not follow the standard of letting go of the browser when disabled. It lingers on. It has to be completely uninstalled with an added cache clearing operation on top of that.
7) Moonman: "It's NoScript. Get rid of it. Have a nice day."
8) Various users: "No. FIX YOUR SHIT!"
9) Moonman: "Crush. Kill. DESTROY!"

If you roll with my simplification you can see his point.

I have two observations. First, quite a few sites have a technical support checklist that runs like this: "What browser are you using? Palemoon? Oh good! We have two fixes you may choose from. One, use another browser. Two, go away and do not come back."

My irony sense is tingling.

Second observation. While understandable, M.C. Straver's hissyfit behavior is stunningly reminiscent of none other than the creator of NoScript, Giorgio Maone. I am speaking of the legendary extension war between Adblock Plus and NoScript. Mr. Maone learned his lesson and humbly carried on, much to his credit. The impression I get from Mr. Straver is not so favorable. In any event, I do not have the time to await some developer's philosophical enlightenment, nor the fortitude to scale the wall Mr. Straver threw up against public user feedback, be that feedback soberly measured or otherwise.

So, I would like to hear from the community. There are a few options I am not willing to entertain, although I do not mind people discussing them in thread.

1) Tor bundle. I already use it and am happy with it, but not for all my web traffic.
2) Just replace NoScript with uMatrix and keep Palemoon. Not a bad idea, but not going to happen.
3) IE. Lawl. Last time I used IE by choice was at version 4.
4) Firefox. Today, I view FF versus IE as a distinction without difference. Which is why I moved to Palemoon.
5) Chrome. No. Just ... no.

What browser would you recommend as a replacement?

And now, the current contender list.

1) 64 bit systems: Waterfox.
2) 32 bit systems: Dunno. This is going to be a problem for me.

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Darkweb Intro

Alright, could anyone give me a basic bitch primer on dark web for little babbies? My knowledge at the moment is limited to Tor, and the onion addresses for the hidden wiki, and the onion address for Endchan. I'm starting to realize given how every site I liked has been shut down, switched domains, DDOSed, put on watchlists, or made 'registration only' on clearnet channels (a sidenote: I would have thought this would have happen to the porn sites I visit, but oddly enough, those are A-OK on clearnet) that I need to go ahead and plan for the future and just move whole-hog to Dark Web. To those who wil say I'm a little late to figuring this out: you're right. Here's what I would like if anyone can supply it:

- What are all the darkweb channels? Tor, I2P, Zeronet, I missing any?
- Any basic tips on general usage/quickstarts for each channel. Pros/cons of each.
- Good starter websites for each. I'm particularly interested in news/forums, and any libertarian websites.

Thank you very much m(_ _)m

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Freenet gateway

Hey /tech/. I've made an open Freenet proxy. No censorship or whitelist, you can browse everything.

Anyone who wants to try it and give some feedback?

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My Laptop wont install Qubes, I do not like to install it on my Desktop tho. I do some things about my privacy:>I run only free Software, besides my BIOS ( my OS is Void )>I use Icecat with disabled Javascript and a ordinary proxy>I encrypt all my stuff and compartmentalize as much as possibleIf you have some recommendations, just say it.So now the original question: What shall I do to be anonymous on the internet? Is Tor enough? Tor+Proxy? Lokinet? I2P? What do you use and why and for what? I am not criminal something, I do not have anything important to hide, but I still do want to be secure.

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Got banned..

I Just Got Banned from 2 tech support forums for asking a question.. i also got banned from r/youtube for a week for posting: "How is youtube allowing this?"

But back to the tech support forums. I have a technical question that they banned me for spam for. I was not spamming.
This is the question:

I would like you guys feedback/ opinion / solution regarding my cases..

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New sheriff in town

Hi guys, I'm the new board owner.
I claimed this board because it was dead and there aren't that many alt /tech/ boards on the intertubes.
I'm planning on bringing new life to this board, shilling it a little here and there.

But enough about me; what do you think of this board? Any change you would like to see? I already removed all the bans and the captcha and stuff like that.

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Dynamic vs Static IP

I really want to host a web server at home, and I was recently thinking about switching from my dynamic IP to a static IP to not have to use this dynamic IP domain crap.Is it worth it?

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Let's share our RetroShare keys.

If you're not using RetroShare, you can download it at: (get the desktop/laptop version, Linux users should use .appImage)

Source code at:

Here is my key:


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Imageboard protection

When creating an imageboard site, how do you:
1. Protect it against severe Layer 7 DDoS attacks (which are far more complicated to fight than the normal Layer 4 attacks because VPS providers only protect against the latter) without relying on Cloudflare shit
2. Protect it against spammers who use a script utilizing a paid captcha solving service, rendering (built-in) captcha protections useless
I've thought about this a long time myself and even asked imageboard software devs themselves but nobody knows an effective solution. I guess Layer 7/application layer DDoS attacks (which use the URL, not the IP) could be prevented by going .onion-only (which means it'll never become a busy site) but that still leaves the spamming problem.

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Western Digital used to make their own tools and utilities for their products, but now they're doing the third-party marketing-partnership fail dance with this sorry sack of shit. Instead of writing a basic utility to clone data from a competitor's drive to theirs, Western Digital puts a download link to this trial-version network-activation Acronis bullshit with a "30 day grace period" and whatnot, and then it doesn't even see the drive that is right there.

Instead of doing work, it's become all too common to look for a "win-win" partnership of some kind. If I adopted this line of thinking, then maybe instead of writing a couple paragraphs of text to post to an imageboard, I could "partner" with someone else to write them for me, and in exchange they could casually mention that if you're not quite up to typing something today, you can always swing by and we can work out a mutually beneficial deal!

I booted up under Linux and used dd like I should've in the first place. Fuck you Acronis, and fuck you for using them, Western Digital. Your drive better not start clicking like the brand new Seagate just did.

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posting via it rn

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telegram bots

telegram bots paying in LTC attached proof.

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BO has given up on life so it doesn't matter if this is a shit thread.

I want to install GUIX with HURD, the real deal GNU system, on a macbook A1181 I am fixing up.

Any advice? Anyone tried it?

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Cloudflare can't handle the bantz.

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NordVPN on OpenWrt 19.07.2 using LuCI web interface

NordVPN on

OpenWrt 19.07.2
using LuCI web interface

router needs about 7mb flash storage to hold default install with LuCI and additional packages

login to router via web interface.

systems > software
"Update lists..." button

"install" button next to
openvpn-openssl then "Install" button in popup window
ip-full then "Install" button in popup window
luci-app-openvpn then check "Overwrite files from other package(s)" in popupwindow then "install" button.

System > Reboot
"Perform reboot" button
Login and "VPN" menu will show up

"OVPN configuration file upload" section at bottom
"name" like <ch88_tcp_zurich> "browse" button to find file <> and "upload" button
"OpenVPN instances" section at top
"edit" button for "<>"

in "auth-user-pass" box (bottom box) enter on seperate lines

in "config file" (top box) find "auth-user-pass" in text and on the same line add the path to the auth file
it is shown above the bottom box. path will looke something like "/etc/openvpn/<us9999_tcp>.auth"

"Save" button at bottom

*note, if you want to make a chain of vpn connections, use TCP, not udp.
to find the fastest server for your location, go to you can download the recomended ovpn config file from this page. Or download a bunch of them

Network > Interface

"Add new interface..." button
pick a name like <vpntun0>
"protocol" dropdown select "unmanaged"
"interface" dropdown go all the way to the bottom and type "tun0"
"Create Interface" button
"Apply" button
"Save" button

Network > Firewall
"add" button
name something like <vpn>
"input" dropdown "reject"
checkbox "Masquerading"
checkbox "MSS clamping"
"coverd networks" dropdown "<vpntun>"
"Allow forward from source zones" dropdown "lan"
"save" button
"Zones" section
"edit" button for "lan"
"Allow forward to destination zones" dropdown check "vpntun0"

Network > DHCP and DNS
"General Settings" tab
"DNS forwardings" add ip addresses of your vpn's DNS servers and
"Resolv and Hosts Files" tab
"Ignore resolve file" checkbox - or else you will have dns leaks from original connection to isp.
"Save & Apply" button

"OpenVPN instances" section
"enable" check box next to new "<>" in list
"Save & Apply" button


network > diagnostics
"traceroute" button
should show lan address assigned by vpn and new vpn server address as first two hops.

status > realtime graphs
"connections" tab
"sources" near top should show isp provided wan address going to "destination" vpn address

check in a web browser at

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Darkweb Exposed

"Leaked data contains email addresses, site admin passwords, and .onion domain private keys."


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Consumer Shit General

Has anyone bought pic related or something similar? What kind of performance can you get out of it? I guess thermal dissipation will be the biggest bottleneck. Thinking of something like this with a wireless keyboard and mouse for the TV.

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OpenBSD, Qubes + Whonix, Tails, ???
What's the secure setup now?

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/AI/ - Artificial Intelligence General

Everything related to electronic-computer based artificial intelligence(s)

What Is AI?
Artificial intelligence is displayed intelligence by an electronic computer such as the functions of learning, pattern recognition, optimization, memory, data inference, navigation, analysis of large data sets, and other functions.

Where Should I Look?
<US/Chinese Governments

Terminator/HAL 9000?
Not yet... I think...
Do you anons think a human-like AI has been achieved yet?

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GitHub CLI

>We’re introducing an easier and more seamless way to work with GitHub from the command line—GitHub CLI, now in beta. Millions of developers rely on GitHub to make building software more fun and collaborative, and gh brings the GitHub experience right to your terminal.
>gh brings the GitHub experience right to your terminal.
>to your terminal.
For fuck's sake, I hate Microsoft.
>acquire github
>rerite fucking git of all things

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Why are you still running systemd?

Serious question, not sure what else to add.

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Questions, links, advertisements, funposts that don't deserve a thread all goes in here. Questions relating to /tech/ are not obligated to be answered here.

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Old Technology Thread

Last one I had up on 8ch is down so I'll make one here. Post pictures and discuss old technology and your projects.

Computer software, hardware, audio equipment, electronics etc. all welcome.

I visited an electronics swap meet today in my are for the first time. I wish I'd been sooner, up to now I had no idea I could find this stuff at such a good price. I was able to get a docking station for a newer thinkpad of mine, but I'm still looking for one for my x20 which as it turns out, is a huge pain to install an OS onto.

Also hoping to get a record player soon, most likely something from Technics just because I think it's good. Any brand recommendations or things to look for?

R: 3 / I: 0 / P: 4 is a data-mining project

For months, (((robi))), aka's owner has been shilling his data-mining imageboard everywhere. He has been mass-deleting threads/posts that expose him. Alphachan's admin announced that he had setup his chan to harvest user data to give to robi. Apparently he was paid a huge amount.

We cannot let him continue with this shit. We need to stop him. So, anons, please start creating threads/posts on and other chans with this post text and attached images.

One of robi's mods is apparently in legal trouble. He goes under the name of euphoria. In response to the exposed threads/posts, he has been mass-banning anons for exposing robi's lies. Robi hasn't even answered the question of whether he paid alphachan's owner.

As for proof of the alphachan admin closing his chan after the data mining was complete:

Other archives for proof: (create threads like this on (euphoria mass-banning)

>anons please stop using julay, please

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Torpedo bullying

So, the shit BO of 8ch's /tech/ has finally joined the plague of faggots bullying Tor. When will it end, anons? When are we going to just make our own meshnet already?

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Cool messaging app based in lokinet blockchain

Getting tired of this faggot

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/g/ is building an OS

It's a riced out, gentoo based desktop distro

Has a nice low ram footprint #cloveros

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Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for general discussion of technology.

Rule 1: Only threads about technology or /tech/ itself are allowed.
Rule 2: NSFW content are only allowed if they are spoilered.
Rule 3: No referral links, asking for cryptocurrencies, advertising or similar.
Rule 4: No spam or posts without meaningful content.

All rules and policies are open for discussion in this thread. Current Board Owner's not on Rizon, talk about it here and not elsewhere.

IRC: #/tech/, #InfinityNow and #endchan on -
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Archived sticky threads:

Related boards:

>>>/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction
>>>/lv/ - Libre Vidya
>>>/markov/ - bot hell
>>>/os/ - Online Security
>>>/t/ - Torrents/trackers

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>unblock google IPs, disable VPN, go to free wifi cafe and check old google account
>look at 'about me' section
>they think im in a relationship with a 3D person
>they think i like baseball
>60% of the data points have never been true (the rest is vague shit like male, 18-65 years,...)
>mfw companies are paying google for this shit
>mfw google is paying for this shit
>mffw i just use adblock/no js on every single device i own or set up anyway
ps. the autoplay feature on youtube did wonders for noise generation. load up videos on child care and mormonism and let it roll

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Invitation to Endchan's Fourth Christmas Special!

Discussion thread:


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DIY, Modular, Open source Laptop

Laptop form factor open source hardware design, built from off the shelf components for DIY, modular, open source computing.

CPU, RAM, graphics: 1x single board computer
FSB, ports: 2x powered USB hub
Battery: 1x USB powerbank, >5000 mAh, >2A
Input: 1x USB keyboard
Input: 1x USB trackpad
Storage: 1x USB flash drive
Network: 1x USB WiFi dongle
Audio: 1x USB sound card/headset
Display: 1x USB powered HDMI monitor
Case: 3D printed or DIY glued wooden case

-Completely modular, customizable, upgradeable and repairable
-User serviceable by all users
-Universal, modular battery and charger. Can swap battery when depleted
-Low cost
-Completely open source

Suggestions for the display? It is the least commonly available component. USB DisplayLink would be more convenient, but it is not open source.

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Dark Web Links 2020

http://onionlinksv3zit3.onion/ OnionLinks v3
http://hiddenwikiwpn2ed.onion/ The Hidden Wiki
http://wikikijoy3lk2anu.onion/ Another Hidden Wiki
http://thedarkwebpugv5m.onion/ Pug's Ultimate Dark Web Guide

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LynxChan 2.3

This release, 2.3, enters beta today and brings many features built on the feedback of kohlchan, that adopted it a few months ago. The highlighths of this version are as follows:

Exif data stripping.
User warnings instead of bans.
Board language.
Global filters.
Mime validation.
Dnsbl integration.
Log user name redacting.
Unbound board settings.
Quote adjustment on thread transfer.
Last replies page.
Board logs.
Post and file history of users.
Mod view for board pages and preview posts.
ASN bans.
Transferred thread redirect.
Opt-out hyperlink processing on posts.
Post-login redirect to failed attempted access.

Manual reset for automatic board locks.
Proper ip ranges handling.
Immediate orphaned file pruning.
Configurable captcha font.
Opt-in http2.
Simultaneous banner upload.
Tor dnsbl detection.
Self account deletion.
Trusted proxies.
Separate and longer flood timer to thread creation.
Added reason and expiration to all kinds of bans.

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Blocking Parameters?

SO I've implemented uMatrix into my list of browser security addons and have become quite comfortable with it. I globally block Cookies and JS, but have globally allowed CSS, Images, and Media on non-blacklisted default websites. What I'm curious as to is what exploits, if any, exist for Images, Media, and CSS.
Evident. Follows you across websites and are persistent.
Don't know
Don't know
Don't know
Evident. So many fucking exploits and ways to identify it would make your head spin.
Imagine its similar in some aspects to JS, phoning home all the time.
Could be invisible tracking frames or frames used for clickjacking.
beacons, CSP reports, ping, Web App Manifest, XBL, DTD, XSLT, Etc. Very rare to see in my experience but probably have their own problems. Would appreciate it if some info was given about each of these and what exploits, if any, or problems exist with them.

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Xonotic vs ChaosEsque:Anthology, Which to chose. A debate on OpenSource FPS's

Xonotic vs ChaosEsque:Anthology, Which to chose. A debate on OpenSource FPS's

>Xonotic over ChaosEsqueAnthology:
Ayyo. Before you make a big mistake in choosing a project or sum shit you gotta be feeling the ways of the both the people. You feel me?

M'fcking Xonotic and dis bullshit is diffrens.

Xonotic devs deeply respect women and their rights and privileges.

Dis Bullshit devs hate women's rights and have been harranging FLOSS femininists fo like a decade. (Citation: )

Xonotic Developers contribute to society by working real jobs.

Dis Bullshit is a pack of fucking NEETs who say dey ain't workin fo no enemy.

Xonotic Programmers are attracted to real Women.

Dis BULLSHIT faggots want to take little girls as brides.

Xonotic Men respect and uphold modern ethical understandings and beliefs.

DIS BULLSHIT NEET FUCKS worship the war god of the jews and cite "deuteronomy" as reason why raping young female children into marraige is "awwwite" (Example: "Deuteronomy 22, 28-29,hebrew, see na'ar, tahpas bla bla bla bla" -- These words are all spam-filtered on for a reason)

Xonotic Paragons have a correct work:life:hobby balance and deeply love real women.

Dis_Bullshit neet faggots do not work, do not life, they just program the videogame and make maps for it. They hate women and like little girls (and we all know that little girls are basically boys).

Choose wisely for you will be judged by the company you keep.

If you want to get fired from your job: fine: shack up with mikeeeusa and the faggot neets of Dis Bullshit and their mountain of shit. You know: if you like pedophiles and guns so much. Also the neet assholes added disgusting things like working torture chambers into the game. Do you honestly want to be associated with that?

>CEA over Xonotic:

Some things to consider:

Chaos-Esque Anthology has little things coded in over the years like:
Bullet Deceleration in Water (along with trails) (thus you can use water for cover like in real life)
Blood splatter on walls when bullets pass through players (noticed Unreal 97 had this, and Xonotic didn't, so it was coded in).
and various other little niggling details that were noticed as absent and programmed in over the years.

It also has big things like the tons of added weapons, and all the rest that has allready been mentioned.

Xonotic itself could be prone to puritanism: one of the devs wanted to strip out all the player models and replace them with only robots so it is "less violent" (don't think they did it, but it was discussed).
Chaos-Esque doesn't entertain such thoughts.

Xonotic has code churn from time to time when a dev decides to refactor everything in the "right way". Samual did this once, and later some new guys refactored the whole thing again.
Chaos-Esque does not do this. It refines the codebase it has. The machine doesn't care how asthetic ones quakec dialect appears to humans.
(Rewriting codebases for no reason can reintroduce long banished bugs).

You can think of Xonotic as american-christianity: subject to bouts of shakerism and other fads,
while Chaos-Esque Anthology is more listening to the voices of antiquity.

Chaos-Esque Anthology believes in slow, steady, methodical advancement. Like a large gear biting into whatever it is biting into.
Xonotic is more of a ... talk about things... some bouts of revolutionary change... some iconoclasm... and churn in developers.

Chaos-Esque Anthology has one developer. Who listens to no one, who no one talks to.

One of these projects makes more progress than the other.

Now, on the otherhand: Xonotic has a ... (close eyes, savor the moment, breathe in, breathe out)...
Xonotic has a Community.

You can go to Xonotic. You can approach it. You can Talk to it.
There are people you can say hey what is up, how be ist.
You can talk about new features you want, discuss enacting them,

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hdd adapter for old nonamed notebook

I have some old motherboard from notebook (~2002 year, AMD Athlon XP 2000+, manufacturer pretty much nonamed)
It works fine but HDD with adapter is missing
I have zero idea which sort of adapter do I need
Here are photo of this thing
Any of u could help?

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Looking for partners

I built a smart keylogger. The official website of the Xive Keylogger is at: "http://nehyf27egigytqmlmy5rdc46qgknap4tybgazafohbbmatrzar5kahyd.onion/"
Its hard to explain how it is special on here but just go to the website about to see the way it works.

How it works is I give you the links and if someone buys the keylogger using your referral code then u get half the profit, so if they buy the $5 one u get $2.50 but if they buy the premium $10 keylogger then u get $5.

There is no risk at all and you don't have to transfer me any money.
I will need you bitcoin ID so i can transfer funds to your account if you make a sale.

Your bitcoin ID (so I can pay you)
And a nickname/code people can use so I can tell that they used you and not someone else
If ur interested reply to this and/or email me at [email protected]

if you are good at python then WE NEED YOU, we are trying to make this keylogger smarter and smarter.
email me at the same email above

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Micro Chip Beagle Boneb

Help a pleb like myself. I'm trying to transfer a .NIX system to a microchip. Right now I have a usb adapter with microchip.

Command: sudo dd if=install66.fs of=dev/sdc1

output: �
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���)+a�NO NAME FAT32 U�RRaArrAahU�U��� @\�?� `���)+a�NO NAME FAT32 U�RRaArrAa����U�U�������������������^C171000+0

ANy idea whats going on? Usually this command works no problem for creating a bootable usb. But I'm trying to tranfer it onto a microchip for beaglebone black.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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Why is RGB superior /tech/?

Why do you not have a full RGB only build /tech/? It makes everything look better, more sleek, and stylish. It shows you know what you're doing and that you care about your rig's appearance. Do you even do proper wire management? Do you hide them in the specially made wire compartment on your $300 case? Don't tell me you dont have one lmao.

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ESR got mad about something

>+1 Vote -1 Vote +1admin on 2019-11-13 at 23:05:46 said:

> >ESR: If you watched my behavior

>Enough is enough. I do not ban people for having repulsive opinions. I do ban them for sock-puppeting and contentless abuse of persons other than myself. You are banned, your sock puppets are banned, and if you intrude yourself here again I will ban you the moment I recognize your writing style. There will be no discussion and no appeal. You are done.

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in gtk-based applications (at least), when none of the fonts in the system provide a glyph for a given character codepoint (in a given character set, almost always unicode these days) then there's some software that produces a "missing glyph" image that looks like pic related, an empty rectangle which, if the font size is large enough, contains the character codepoint digits

anyone knows exactly which piece of software produces this image?

my guess is that it's the text renderer (perhaps libfreetype, or libharfbuzz, etc.) but i wasn't able to confirm it quickly. it would be appreciated if someone can spare me the potential hours of trawling over masses of source code

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RMS requests examples of censored emails.

RMS has requested an example of messages that were defending him that were deleted or blocked.

He says that with a good example of this it will be possible to show what is happining, and suggests that it would be best to use an example of one that was deleted on the guix list etc, as such would be an example of how those trying to push themselves into control on GNU are censoring.

(A good example would be one that would strike the Free Software community as reasonable, and one that doesn't make broad political statements (ex: without referancing feminism, SJW) etc, just defends RMS)

I know you've had your messages deleted, and I've seen tons of "Message missing" posts on the mailing lists (obviously I don't know their content). If you have alt-links to non-censoring mailing list archives to show, or copyies of your own, please post them so I can send them back to RMS.

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How to secure firefox forks post legacy

Icecat now no longer supports LEGACY EXTENTIONS. Pic related is some of the extentions that are mostly legacy now.
Is the new firefox basically a waste of time? Is palemoon and waterfox the only forks that still support legacy extentions?

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Testers Wanted! chat onion (Tor) site

I'm testing an onion site and would like testers to test the site. This site is/has...

- a plain HTML chat
- no Javascript
- easy CAPTCHA

Please come and test it!
I want testers to try my site, specifically try making it DoS.

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BlockChan: The Uncensorable Image Board

- Blockchan runs on XRP + IPFS
- We are immutable, indestructible, uncensorable
- Host a decentralized federated node in under 5 mins:
- High level recruits wanted! -

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>Sorting through some books and organizing other random shit
>Laptop is closed and should be on sleep mode
>Come back after a few minutes
>Fucking CPU (Core 2 DuoTM) at 227 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT for over ten minutes based on usage history
>Fan isn't turning on
>Somehow still able to navigate through the OS and normally turn off computer
>Turn computer back on and fan is working perfectly fine

What the fuck, I'm surprised how hardy this damn laptop is.

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/g/'s building a web browser

OSX Fork (pic related)


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Air Gapped PC

Tell me /tech/. I want to build an offline nearly Netflix like repository of data for consumption while living off grid. By off grid, I mean living in my car. I need something that will store a good amount of data (I download 400TB yearly), and will last for awhile. I prefer upgrading my file storage every 3-5 years, or longer. Problem is the more drives, the more space it takes up. After downloading what I believe to be a sufficient amount (500TB sounds good), I will go permanently offline. This is sort of similar to a prepper type scenario, but more personal, I just wanna be a hermit with a loving family in the woods. Advice on the build/s and what I can do?

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Post some good /tech/ shows/casts/etc.

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How to get strong ssl proxies fast

You will need a few things
Tor standalone (bonus points for modifying it to get 6 hops like >>>/os/709)

Now first lest scrape proxy sites for fresh proxies
input sites from for now these work

that should yield a few thousand proxies. Simply inputting into will get you a lot too.
Now time to sort out the dead proxies and the transparent from elite. This checker only works with ssl proxies so for not that is what works. copy the proxies leeched from the into and then copy the anonymous and elite proxies into a text file named ssl_proxies.txt
Run bash ssl_proxies.txt (make sure tor is running)

Pic related is a working proxy (Blurred because i am using it now in proxychains.)if both curl requests for google and youtube work than its a good proxy. The script takes all the working proxies and moves it to ssl_proxies_yt.txt

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TextBin - Anonymous Text Board + Pastebin

Well I've been working on this for around a month now, and I have finally created a semi-decent anonymous textboard. It's basically a combination of a temporary pastebin and an anonymous textboard.
It's a SPA with the backend in Java using Eclipse Vert.x, and the frontend using Vue.js.

Source is below:

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What models do the engineers at Google hold who program the pageranking/recommendation algorithms?

Because it seems like I could do a much better job and accomplish the same thing and more, better, without the resulting rates of mental illness.

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Anyone using Minix?

Just was wondering if anybody here is running Minix in a serious way. By serious way I mean using it as their daily driver on a desktop or laptop.

I like microkernels and the idea of them a lot and seeing that I have tried Minix before, in a VM ableit, it wasn't too bad and worked well actually. Package management with pkgin (their package manager) worked well and I really did enjoy using.

I still use Linux as with my programming and studying of C and x86 ASM and x86 in terms of the architecture I am going to have to lean to what I use for things such as the system calls Linux has etc. and other OS specific things that cannot be factored out of just using the same ol' x86 with Minix if I were to use it.

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Sel4 exploits

Show me your exploits for Sel4.

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Come to oneechan

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It sucks 8chan is down, maybe just tonight, I can be your 8chan?

No lurking allowed!! Let's kick some shitposting off here, we need posts before we can fuss over content quality.

In all honesty, why hasn't man invented a realistic blow job machine so he can be pleasured whilst at his desk? Is a human tongue that difficult to mimic? We can have fully emersive augmented reality, but no blowjob machine? Come the fuck on Japan, wake up!

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Warning All Microsoft Users: You May Need To Switch To Linux or an Other Alternative OS Soon... READ WHY


"Microsoft have changed their terms of service so that they can monitor any of your personal content, including the files on your PC, while using their products or services and if they deem it offensive they can take that content and their products/services away from you and ban you! If you happen to have an Xbox or have bought PC games from the Microsoft Store and are logged into your Microsoft account on any device while committing your "crime" you can be banned from Xbox Live and have all your downloaded games and any credit that's still in your account taken away!

But it gets worse. This applies to all Microsoft products and services. So therefore Windows itself! I think I have already been a victim, probably due to posting here, as recently my Windows 10 key was revoked out of the blue. I contacted Microsoft and they told me my key was no longer valid but outright refused to tell me why. So I had to buy Windows 10 again. I didn't buy it direct from them of course. Please post if this has happened to you very recently too.

I'm pretty scared about what's coming. They want us off the internet and I think this is how they're going to get many people. They're going to just shutdown our Windows on the basis of us breaking their new terms of service. What if ISPs are next?"

OP comment:

First off, no one should be using Windows 10. If you like Windows get an older one like Windows 2000, Vista or XP and make sure you turn OFF all automatic updates in the settings. Make sure you do not leave it online 24/7 either (leaving the OS online when not in use makes it much more vulnerable). There are also programs out there you can install that will completely remove all auto-updates for Windows if you are too lazy to change the settings.

If you want to switch to Linux you can install "Wine" and run Windows executives right from your Linux OS. Depending on which OS you partition (such as Q4OS) this will mimick an older version of Windows. Q4OS is what I recommend because you can install Wine and the OS replicates Windows XP, looking almost exactly the same!

Second, which is VERY important, users should be using a private VPN service in this day and age. No reason not to. Get off your lazy ass, buy a cheap private VPN (these can cost as low as $30 PER YEAR), and shield yourself by encrypting your communications and spoofing your IPs. Its easy and even us boomers can learn how to do it, I did.

Third: always have physical offline backups of any of your important files (this includes ISOs of the OS you use, software you may use and any media or other files you deem valuable).

Make sure you have access to several P2P clients and a Bit Torrent client in order to share media if websites start going down.

Here are some other security tips I recommend (trigger warning: some will seem pretty 'tin foil' but most are good tips!):

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Richard Stallman Resigns
>To the MIT community,

>I am resigning effective immediately from my position in CSAIL at MIT. I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations.

>Richard Stallman

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Mozilla To Build New Browsers That Conform To Internet Censorship

In November of 1737, decades before America officially declared its independence from the king of England, a young Benjamin Franklin published an essay in The Pennsylvania Gazette entitled, “On Freedom of Speech and the Press.” In it, Franklin wrote, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the Constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” Franklin went on to write, “An evil magistrate entrusted with power to punish for words, would be armed with a weapon the most destructive and terrible.”

Although this was written in an article published more than two and a half centuries ago, Franklin’s words are quite possibly more relevant today than they ever have been. Indeed, there is an ongoing effort by the progressive left and extremists such as George Soros to silence speech that doesn’t align with the liberal agenda. This effort to effectively gut the First Amendment is taking place virtually everywhere you look, from the mainstream media, to Hollywood, to college campuses, and perhaps most frequently, across the Internet.

Recently, the popular Internet web browser Mozilla Firefox announced that it plans on joining the fight against what it considers to be “fake news,” a term that to leftists means nothing more than news that is written by conservatives. Mozilla said that it was “investing in people, programs and projects” in an effort to “disrupt misinformation online.”

The first question that every constitutionalist and liberty-loving American should be asking is as follows: How does Mozilla define “fake news?” Are they only talking about suppressing radical websites such as sites run by white supremacists, or are they talking about any news that comes from conservatives? At the very least, it should worry you that companies like Mozilla are often reluctant to thoroughly define “fake news” – it is highly unlikely that this is unintentional.

Furthermore, what exactly gives Mozilla the right or the authority to determine what is misinformation and what is not? The United States Constitution is the law of the land, and the freedom of speech is an inalienable right from God. The fact that Mozilla thinks it has sweeping authority to select which speech is censored and which speech is not runs contrary to everything that America was founded upon.

With the assault on independent media getting increasingly aggressive, many Internet bloggers and website owners are desperately looking for ways they can continue voicing their opinions without being harassed, suppressed or silenced. If you are one of these people, you may want to consider using “Brave,” a relatively new web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

On its website, Brave states that its goal is “to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.”

If we are truly committed to one day restoring America to its constitutional roots, then we need to embrace initiatives like Brave and reject the political censorship that seems to now be running rampant across the country. Failure to do so will result in exactly what Benjamin Franklin warned about back in 1737 – the erosion of the Constitution and the establishment of tyranny.

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is lokinet worth it

is it worth using lokinet to browse and shit post on endchan

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> To the MIT community,

>I am resigning effective immediately from my position in CSAIL at MIT. I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations.

>Richard Stallman

> On September 16, 2019, Richard M. Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, resigned as president and from its board of directors.

>The board will be conducting a search for a new president, beginning immediately. Further details of the search will be published on

>For questions, contact FSF executive director John Sullivan at [email protected]

We have entered the dark days, where the Lord himself has abandoned us

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DON'T Fucking Trust Intel

Should be obvious already, but here are the reasons. Go distribute them so others who aren't aware can be illuminated.
>Intel owns its own fabs. This means no external review(Such as in the case of TSMC potentially finding backdoors in ARM chips when translating the designs into hardware), and likely government oversight.
>Long long history of bugs. F00F bug. FDIV bug. Spectre and Meltdown recently. Netcat? is a very new one as well which attacks server CPUs. Even in the C2D the list of bugs was massive. Who knows what lies in the newer core generation processors.
>Shitty thermal paste under heat spreaders resulting in higher temperatures. De-lidding by gamers and server owners have lowered operating temperatures significantly.
>Using VLC player to fake an intel graphics demonstration, accidentally bringing up the menu and failing to play the video when the sound effects started playing.
>CEO got the fuck out of the company when the bugs became obvious. Kept the minimum amount of shares required to be the CEO and didn't contribute greatly to the company.
>Shitty business practices, suing another company in a completely different business sector because it had the word "Intel" in its name.
>x86 support back to CPUs over 30 years ago. Old as fuck architecture and bloated to all hell with undocumented instructions and multiple instructions to do basically the same operation.
>The Intel ME running the minix OS on all modern CPUs along with the HAP bit installed by the NSA so that they could turn their CPUs secure while everyone else was left in the dust.
>Also building controllers and chipsets, so even if they can't fuck you with their CPUs, they still might be able to hit you with another chip of theirs.
>Retard-level fab engineers can't get their process under 14nm for most chips, and only recently getting into 10nm while TSMC and other manufacturers like samsung are moving into 6nm from 8nm.
>Aggressive marketing and term usage. Many "technologies" in their chips that they advertise as additions rather than a normal part of its existence, TM and R symbols everywhere in their documentation and advertisements, and fucking over other companies.
>Programming their compiler to create shittier compiled code that runs slower and less reliably if a non-Intel CPU is detected.
>Israel-based design. Might be a problem for some people. Possible politically or monetarily-motivated additions to the CPUs like backdoors or weakened security technologies.
Even back in the Pentium III there was a processor serial number which could be shown with a CPUID instruction, an instruction which outputs information about the CPU. Nvidia is also in the pool with Intel, as they are heavily reluctant to work with Linux kernel for developing drivers and make compatibility with AMD CPUs much more difficult than it should be.
For any serious people in need of security, Intel is a poor choice.

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Is Signal a threat to Free Software?

My opinion: the guy from LibreSignal was using the Signal servers, consuming their energy, and using their marketing. This is not right.
About the Signal requirement to have google shit, it's very unfortunate. Though, people should just use other thing and stop all this buzz.

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Gimmickly new consumer products thread

Let's have a thread for upcoming gimmicky stuff the tech companies sell. To start:

Google is developing a new radar based sensor. It'll be like using the Kinect to do shit on your computer or surf the internet.

Don't laugh too hard, some people have carpal tunnel so it might be useful.

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Intel was already known to be shit 10+ yrs ago


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ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Endchan edition.

>go to local computer dude to buy a spare Precision M6500 mobo
>ended up buying a entire box full of M6500 parts and putting them together
>I have two M6500's now
>pic semi-related even though that's not my machine

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I'm posting this so you guys won't create conspiracy theories. I know, my hope us futile.
If everything goes well soon the site's and our problems will be resolved. But they will turn the site read-only mode for a while. I have no information how long the process will take. Keep calm and be patient.


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Slapshit finally does it. No more ac posting allowed.

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How about:

>Intel ME/HAP Inclusion
>So many bugs even a sewage worker would be surprised
>Aggressive marketing on Intel® Core™ Products™
>Using toothpaste instead of actual solder for the heat spreader
>CEO GTFOd' after Spectre/Meltdown/Portsmash fiasco
>Crappy as fuck x86 architecture bloated to hell riddled with bugs
>FDIV, F00F, and other catastrophes that "Wouldn't affect the average user"
>and later taking money from employees after they had to replace the fucked CPUs

If they were smart, they would start over, start with a simple pipeline with absolutely nothing else, and then adding the branch prediction, dynamic execution, and other accelerative features later, but they are in a bad spot, because while AMD, ARM, and other manufacturers are speeding ahead, Intel has just lost one of its tires and is slowing down.

Wat do?
Support more transparent manufacturers. AMD is far better than intel, but has its own problems(PSP, Etc.), while ARM/SPARC/POWER CPUs seem to be some of the most stable, but this is just speculation (Highly likely to be better than intel, though.) RISC-V/FPGA designs could also prove to be useful.

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ITT we shit on UNIX (because 8gag deleted the UNIX hater thread and blocked Tor). I'll start.

"Page down" is UNIX braindamage. In UNIX and shit you press page down (or some retarded combination of keys), and it replaces all the text on screen with the text from the next "page". It's a very crude way of scrolling, which makes perfect sense if you have a machine that sends the output to a printer each time you hit a key. Now since web browsers love to be a pile of UNIX braindamage for no reason, they copied this shit verbatim. You press page down and it goes down one page, leaving a tiny bit of the bottom of the previous page on top. This is literally just a copy of what UNIX does. But why the fuck? There should be a button to scroll down a tiny bit, and holding some modifier like shift at the same time as that button will scroll you down faster. And none of this key-repeat bullshit is needed either (where you press the scroll button and it does fuck all, until you hold it for over a second and it finally starts scrolling). Why the fuck would I want to scroll down some defined amount? I'm not comparing pixels on the page, and if I really wanted to, that feature could exist as an option, not the default. And no I don't want to fucking reach over to the mouse just to scroll whatever I'm viewing. Now by far the biggest example of UNIX braindamage here is that not only image viewers but even media players will do this key-repeat bullshit for panning and scaling (most likely typically because whatever API/libraries they use do it by default).
Now if you implemented sane scrolling and used an LCD monitor, you'd notice it looks like shit and will be completely unreadable (some fonts may still be partially readable) while scrolling, because the image is smeared across the screen. This isn't an understatement or some retards arguing about whether they can see 300us pixel transition times. It looks like complete shit and is hard to read, for everyone, it's just how the human vision system works. The point of this is that back when everyone used CRTs, there were no programs with real scrolling - only UNIX braindamaged variants of "page down" (and games/movies had framerates far below the refresh rate of the monitor so they'd look bad even on a CRT). So nobody experienced how much worse LCDs look because no applications in the CRT era rendered properly in the first place. What I'm saying is that if it wasn't for UNIX braindamage, the LCD meme may have never even taken off (or at least not until LCDs are able to display motion content -they only started getting there around 2015).

>hurr durr this is a shit thread
well technology is shit and if you're not complaining about it, you should kill yourself

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This, to my knowledge, is the best /tech/nology board that exists. 4chan is consumerist gaymer garbage, 8ch/tech/ has been overrun with faggots from /pol/ trying to hide from muh jooz, lainchans data was wiped off the fucking planet when their administrators screwed up, and all of the others are dead.

If this board is to be brought back to a state of prosperity, we need to create and bring forth more educated individuals with a yearning to understand with the motivation and knowledge to pursue their own projects.

Learning 4 Newbs:
C Programming Language (Learn how to make that machine you shitpost with do what you want)
Computer Organization and Design (Learn how that machine you are using to shitpost works)
George Simmons Precalculus In A Nutshell (Will revamp your mathematical knowledge and help you understand deeply)
The Art Of Electronics (Learn how that machine you shitpost on works on the lowest level with electricity!)

Getting Started:
-Look on ebay for old thinkpads (If you are here, you should already have done this)
-Get a small Raspberry Pi (Simple to learn with and a massive community and hundreds of projects done already with firmware support)
-FPGA boards (Big boy electronic design, where you get to psuedodesign your own CPU. Try (Xilinx is independent, Altera is Intel owned, so I'm not going to trust them)) LIMITED ONLY BY YOUR IMAGINATION!...
-Some cheapo electronics tools and wires from Amazon or an electronic supply store. Hakko is a japanese-based company and creates some of the best soldering stations and irons for the lowest price, 60/40 solder will get the job done. Don't forget solder wick, or your gonna have a bad time. Avoid working with BGA electonics.
-A multimeter and an Oscilloscope (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT) if you want to dig deeper into your electronics. A variable power supply will also give you more freedom.

Some tips:
-Electronics are delicate and static from carpets and cotton sheets with destroy them, ground yourself outside or with an outlet before work.
-Someone is always watching, this should be apparent to most of you, but this knowledge will give you more power to change the world than other people, use and gain it wisely
-A certain mindset must be adopted if you want to succeed here. Don't fill your mind with trivialities and stress yourself(Literally killing you), but have some fun for the limited time you are here, fun with computers is more than just hiding from malicious entities.

The rest is up to you.

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God is dead
This board is dead
Join this

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What do you think about Suckless ideology?

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Wayland? No wai!

Someone's still hanging around as the Palemoon/NoScript thread attests to.

Wayland is upon upon us.

My preferred windowmanager is Fluxbox. I have not researched this exhaustively, but it appears Fluxbox is not supported under Wayland. So, what do we have as a replacement under Wayland? Minimalist and resource lite is my goal.

Not apropos of anything, but I still miss Blackbox. Eh. Tech moves ever on.

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A website where people control an online computer


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Terry Davis memorial compilation webm

I want to make a memorial compilation of all his best moments in memorium. This needs to go here, the file size limit on 8ch make this more difficult to do there.

Lets upload and link content here to go into the compilation and let me know what you think the sequence should be and what if any background track.

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Blatent honeypots

I stumbled across some chans while casually browsing and fapping by just following a few forum links. They are actually full on hardcore kid fucker sites, on the open web. Needless to say they are blatant honeypots. I've seen similar here spammed, the links are to obscure file upload sites which enforce google captcha.

I'm wondering, who is behind this shit? No pedo, except perhaps a literal retard, would be browsing bare ip with js enabled and fill out a google captcha to download that content so I doubt highly the links are legit. Whoever it is though is hosting that shit and uploading those images/clips. That's certainly illegal for the eye agencies. Russians maybe? I remember reading mentions of this on 8ch months back so they've been at it for a long while.

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Discord is shit

Is there a Libre version of Discord that isn't so shit? It needs stuff like this:
>voice chat
>text chat
>Youtube and image embeds in text chat
>Free Software (Libre)
>you can host it on your own server
>you can make bots for it
>uses actual good encryption
>has a web interface and mobile app
>you don't have to have a mobile phone to register an account

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He3* 0e

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Author rescinds GPL licensed code from "Geek Feminists"

Reportedly, the author of the GPL licensed text-mode casino game "GPC-Slots 2" has rescinded the license from the "Geek feminist" collective.

The original author, after years of silence, notes that the "Geek Feminist" changed[1] a bunch of if-then statements which were preceded by a loop waiting for string input to a switch statement. The author reportedly noted that to use a switch statement in such an instance is no more preformant than the if-thens. Switch statements should be used where the input to the switch statement is numerical, and of a successive nature, for most efficient use of the jump table that is generated from said code.

The author reportedly was offended, after quiet observation of the group, that the "Geek Feminists" mocked his code, mocked his existence as a male, and never did any work on the code afterwards and never updated to include new slot machines added to the original code by author subsequently.

The author notes that he neither sought nor received any compensation for the granted license, that is was a gratuitous license, and that there never was any refutation of his default right to rescind given. (A right founded in the property law of licenses.)

The copyright owner has reportedly watched quietly as each year the "Geek Feminists" published a recount of their heroic efforts regarding his code.[2][3] Presumably he has now had enough of it all...

The author notes that the SF Conservancy attempts to construe a particular clause in the GPL version 2 license text as a "no revocation by grantor clause", however that clause states that if a licensee suffers and automatic-revocation by operation of the license, that licensees down stream from him do not suffer the same fate. The author of "GPC-Slots 2" reportedly notes that said clause does only what it claims to do: clarifies that a downstream licensee, through no fault of his own, is not penalized by the automatic revocation suffered by a licensee he gained a "sub-license" from (for lack of a better term.)

The author reportedly notes that version 3 of the GPL did not exist when he published the code, additionally the author notes that even if there was a clause not to revoke, he was paid no consideration for such a forbearance of a legal right of his and thus said clause is not operative against him, the grantor, should it exist at all.

(Editor's note: GPL version 3 contains an explicit "no-revocation-by-grantor" clause, in addition to a term-of-years that the license is granted for. Both absent in version 2 of the GPL)

The author reportedly has mulled an option to register his copyright and then to seek damages from the "Geek Feminists" if they choose to violate his copyright post-hence.

(Editors note: Statutory damages for willful copyright infringement can amount to $150,000 plus attorney's fees for post registration violations of a differing nature to pre-registration violations.)


GPC-Slots 2 is a text console mode casino game available for linux with various slot machines, table games, and stock market tokens for the player to test his luck. For the unlucky there is a Russian Roulette function.

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How do you store your data/backups?

Hie, I'm trying to find a good solution to never get out of storage on my HDDs, for my backups and my regular use.
What is your data storage solution?
I want, if possible, a solution that is the most freedom compliant.
There is the usb HDDs, 3/4 plugged on a rasp.
There is the NAS with 3.5' HDDs in it.
Maybe a cheap 20$ computer with the HDDs in it with linux installed...

What should be the best? What HDD to buy (there are these backdoors, even though I don't think I can find any without)

Thanks you!

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The GPL is Revocable, Discuss on G

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Amazon Ring

If you own one of these... well, lol.

Apparently the maker thought that adding encryption would make the company less valuable. Annnd of course it's outsourced. Ring customer's video from inside and outside of their homes goes to some Ukrainian company. Maybe they're padding their revenue by running some amateur Ring porn sites on the side.

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Good, little known software

ITT: recommend nice, little known software.
My picks would be minimodem and mgod.
Minimodem is a little program that can convert text to/from an audio representation (think dialup tones). Also paired with a mic and speakers, it makes for a pretty retarded way to exchange files wirelessly.
mgod is a tiny gopher server with all the features you could need (executables, automatic file listings, separate http proxy, etc). Written in pure C, I'm yet to find a thing that doesn't compile it.

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step aside lynxchan fans there's a new "imageboard engine" in town that doesn't suck shit like your abomination does.

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CPU Stress Testar

Thats mathematical!
Get those branch predictors moving!
Out of order executing to the rescue!

Activate the most CPU transistors with the least amount of Instructions?
This means Memory Controller(Read/Write), Integrated GPU, Multicore(SIMD?), Peripheral(USB/PCI/Etc.) controllers(What was once the North/South Bridges...), Intel ME/AMD PSP?, L1/2/3 Caches (Some Reverse Engineering Here...), Branch Predictors/Out-Of-Order(Deeper... Programs that would benefit from such technologies?(If/Else?...)), CPUID ROM, Microcode Memory?, Floating-Point(Double/Highest Precision)+Integer Units, Instruction Decoding(Complexity=Better?), Registers(MOVing?), Herp Derp Intel "Technologies"(AMT, vPro, Hyperthreading, VTd, Etc...) and other parts of the CPU...

Determine what instructions result in the greatest total activation?

You could write a simple C program like "main(){while(1)} to hang the CPU, but we want to push it as greatly as possible!

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You think suckless are the definitive software minimalists?
Oh boi, you're in for a treat.

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RIP Temple OS

>Although he remained lucid when discussing computer-related subjects, Davis' communication skills were largely affected by his schizophrenia. He was controversial for his regular use of racial epithets, which he explained was his way of combating actors of psychological warfare, and his incomprehensible writing style led to bans from several message boards.
>During his final months, he struggled with periods of homelessness and incarceration.
>In 2018, while walking alongside railroad tracks, he was struck by a train and died at the age of 48. >Investigators could not determine if his death was suicide or accidental.

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does this mean the connection is being tapped?

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ARM ChromeOS Meltdown

>Meltdown only affects Inte-

Dumping this info here since /g/ is full of bait threads and shit.

This is what meltdown looks like in a Samsung Chromebook Plus. If you want to give it a try yourself, start by installing Arch on a USB stick

And then,

$git clone
$cd spec_poc_arm
$taskset 0x30 ./dump_sys_regs

To pin the task to the vulnerable A72 cores use 0x30, use 0x0F to compare with the not vulnerable A53 cores.

Meltdown patches are not being backported to kernel 4.4. Meltdown mitigation also requires firmware patch. Google will not do any of this for Chromebook users. 4.4.110 is from Jan 5 when meltdown patches were going out for Intel. Google is addressing Meltdown for Intel only.

Your only secure option is going to be to ditch Google Chrome OS and upgrade to mainline kernel. You also need a firmware patch, so that means flashing your own build of firmware with flashrom. [Embed]

Your GPU will never work on mainline, because the userspace mali drivers target 4.4 and as mentioned, Google will not be backporting patches. Reverse engineering needed here,

TL;DR: Google is passing off known defective OS and firmware as new and secure with no intention of ever fixing the issues.

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EndChan/InfinityNow Terminal Client

How hard would it be to create a terminal client for endchan/InfinityNow? I know that the OverChan android app can view this site; does that work by scraping or is there an API?

It would be much more comfy to browse here from the terminal than through the browser. You could have proper keyboard navigation between posts, and you wouldn't need a mouse at all. The biggest issue that comes to mind would be solving the captcha for making posts.

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LynxChan 2.0: Magnus

LynxChan is an imageboard engine I started developing in 2015 with performance and flexibility in mind. It now powers several chans, with some having a good amount of traffic, like and

LynxChan 2.0 has entered it's beta with a stable release scheduled for 19/05.
It brings easily the biggest changes ever made in the project's nearly 3 years of existence, having completely changed templating and caching.
Now offering around 5 times better performance when serving pages and 50 times better performance when building pages it is trully deserving of a major version bump.
Along with these optimizations it includes the following features:

Links to board staff on board moderation page.
Page with details for media files, including a list of posts that use the file.
Implemented "remember me" on logins.
Thread's bump order is adjusted when replies are deleted.
Setting to configure the cache expiration of static files.
Optional headers and footers on pages.
Setting to completely hide unindexed boards.
E-mail confirmation.
Terminal command to change account's password.
E-mail notifications of reports made to content you can moderate.
Configurable limit of board message sizes.

The project's repository is at and my demo site is

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Does there exist any alternatives to the CUDA technologies offered by Nvidia? Asking because of a few software applications which I desire to run but rely on those technologies to work most efficiently.

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Hax0r Thread


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RISC-V desktop

Western Digital published a guide to transform the RISC-V HiFive Unleashed board into a desktop:

SiFive completely open sourced their bootloader:

This means Coreboot can now have more development on SiFi platforms:
The usage of Linux kernel as a payload (instead of bloated UEFI stuff) is going good too with the project LinuxBoot:
Check this (very good) talk:

There's still some blobs, though. The GPU is not open hardware, although some project have open ISA (maybe in the next years):

There's also the concern about closed USB. The project WooKey is trying to solve this:

Some years from now and we could actually have a RISC-V laptop. The Embedded Controller is still a issue (maybe solved with OpenEC), as well as the keyboard/mouse/display controllers:

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P2P web browsing via websites served and shared on individual nodes:
users can create their own websites and host them from their own computers/servers
users can upload and share other's websites on their own computers/servers
self serviced websites are manually named *but will generate a random entropy hash within the url, example:
node://7bv45ix0/ or node://c334o96y/
*the random entropy hash prevents individuals from creating and overriding other established websites
endless domain creation: .com, .org, .info, .onion, .rebel, .on, .geek ... et al (infinite)
browser can access HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Zeronet, Beaker, eMule/eDonkee and various obscure networks.
browser is enabled for users to share files with others, creating decentralized P2P file sharing
the browser would have its own built-in decentralized search engine similar to YaCy that can pull up any content found
high standard end-to-end encryption would be active by default for all P2P connections
browser has a lightweight bit-torrent client built-in
onion routing is not mandated but the option would be allowed within the browser
I2P routing would also be an option for users
Dust and IPFS could be utilized in the browser for further anonymity and resilient decentralization.
Browser would come with its own built-in email client:
user's emails encrypted and hosted on their computers/servers in a secured directory

The purpose of this would be to create an all-in-one decentralized media sharing monster, rendering the current centralized internet pointless. No more worries about net neutrality or the EU's proposed web filtering or censoring sites like Kick Ass Torrents. It could become impossible for governments, corporations, politicians or media to censor or control narratives or our future.

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The div that looks different in every browser.


html {
display: table;
height: 100%;
width: 100%;

body {
display: table-cell;
vertical-align: middle;

div {
margin: auto;
width: 100px;
height: 100px;
outline: inset 100px green;
outline-offset: -125px;


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Russia's 'VPNFilter' malware

So, they claim Russia attacked about 500,000 routers in Ukraine, with a software that gave root to them. Don't know if it's really from Russia or just democrats trying to push the "election-was-manipulated" agenda, but, that's the future: not as many bombs, but teams that crack the systems to get intel:

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Does anybody here use stack exchange? Just curious, there are a lot of tech-oriented sites as part of stack exchange and I was wondering if /tech/ recommends any of them.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">

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It is very much a possibility that that which I seek no longer exists, but yet I shall post this here in an attempt to see if another has the .png file mentioned within this image. It was said to contain threads relating to the suppression of information released by whistleblowers along with information summarized in the rest of the post.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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WireGuard ported to OpenBSD

zx2c4 ported WireGuard to OpenBSD... that's great to have a formally verified VPN software in one of the most secure systems today:

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5ghz waterchiller told!

Intel CAKES their pants in 28 core 5ghz fiasco!

Crosspost from 8ch
>Intel hosts cringey as fuck presentation before AMD presentation
>Ends it with announcement of new 28 core CPU that will be stock 5 gHz
>Shows off a short cinderbench demo at 5 ghz
>Says will be available at end of 2018
>Doesn't specify price or what cooling it uses
>AMD announces Threadripper 2 right after with regular air cooled heatsink
>Next day Intel pulls demo units from show before press could dig into the specs
>Press manage to take photos of the mobo/cooler and some benchmarks
>Asus and Gigabyte used 1KW water chiller and custom loop to keep the chip at -10 at idle
>Commenters figure out it must be one of the Xeon Skylake X chips that Intel rushed for the show to have some desktop answer for TR2
>Anadtech mentions that they couldn't see one of the demo's at 5 ghz because there wasn't enough power to run the rig and the chiller at the same time
>Commenters conclude that the chip must be pulling over 600W at full 5 ghz

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Keyboard Computer Case

This is for those of you who ask about this form factor every so often. I hope enough people join so that he makes beige ones.

The X500 Pro is the final product in a line of computer cases designed a few years back (the X500 Plus and later the Evo with a mechanical keyboard) as a tribute to the computers of the '80s and '90s (Commodore, Atari, Sinclair etc...). It's a wedge styled computer case with built-in, full size mechanical keyboard.

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Vehicle Hacking

Post and discuss the modification of vehicles!

Already have a laptop inside mine diverting power from the cars (Upgraded) alternator, and a few transmitters for improved communications and broadcasting.

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/tech/ - Technology

Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of computer technology, both software and hardware.

Previous thread:

NSFW files are only allowed if they are spoilered.
All rules and policies are open for discussion in this thread.

IRC: #/tech/, #InfinityNow and #endchan on -
Secure Computing Practices Links: http://hjvx7xg3n4ejezmh.onion/
Wiki (OLD):

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Laptop Buyer Thread

Hey /tech/,
I'm looking to buy a laptop for general use. I know this board isn't really one for requesting shit but I know that if I post this anywhere else I'm just going to get meme responses. With that out of the way, can anyone rec me a laptop that
>isnt a meme like thinkpad
>isnt centered around gayming
>isnt made by apple
>isnt going to cost me an arm and a leg
That's really it. I'm probably just going to use to post here or on other imageboards and maybe watch some chinese cartoons. I am not going to use it for gaming. Any reccomendations?
apologies if this is kind of a low effort thread, but I can't really post this anywhere else and get any serious replies

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The demise of Ixquick

I would like to hear what the community has to say regarding search engines, with a twist.

A long time coming, today I found all my requests to Ixquick redirected to Startpage. Ixquick was my engine of choice. At this point I expect someone to cite the primary importance of privacy, my previous choice of Ixquick, and thus an obvious suggestion: Startpage. Thanks, but no thanks.

What is my problem with Startpage?

Here is my perspective. With adequate provisioning, any search engine is fine to use from a privacy standpoint. By provisioning I mean choice of browser, addons, connection method, etc. My primary concern is not privacy because I handle that myself, ignoring the S.E.'s reputation for such. My concern is with the quality of search results.

History lesson. In olden days the choice was between Yahoo or Google. Yahoo went early with the commercial model, carefully managing your complete experience end-to-end, steering you toward their valuable partners, web portalization, etc. Google beat all that with strict adherence to academic methodology, and computer science. Sadly, all was merely short term tactics over strategy. Yahoo had the right idea, the right strategy, but it was Google who became Yahoo's dream.

Anyway, today, I find a note of bias in Google S.E. results, with commercial, regulatory, and ideological considerations given subtle (but noticeable) predominance. This is why I preferred Ixquick. While including results from Google, they cast a wide net and did not give any source special prominence. I found Ixquick returned more relevant results.

My understanding is Startpage goes straight to Google for everything. Given my perspective, you should understand why I find Startpage to be nothing more than Google re-branded. Such is my problem with Startpage.

Searx I know of. MetaGer is currently my favorite contender. What else is worth consideration?

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Random Thoughts

It's a shame how inactive this board is. It seems only to be that way because there's about three other chans consolidating the userbase. In the interest of promoting activity, I'll try to make this thread a thread about technology related musings I have (not that I'm important or anything) that could hopefully be used as starting points for discussion.

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The Ruination of Technology

Howdy friends, it is time for a thread by me, your favorite endchan poster. Hmm, basically this thread will be all about technology. And perhaps I will share some amusing anecdotes and or opinions in the subject, from my lifetime in the destruction of American tech sector. I call it "the destruction of tech" because that is what they did. Weaponizing it, and infiltrating a bunch of rupee caste to take over the tech positions. Now we see India going full on beast money to control their people. We in America allowed this horror to happen.

Essentially, this bespeaks how corporatized (non citizen controlled) tech is actually a device for intl level fuckwads, to ruin the USA power base through their infiltration of their dirtbag "engineer" types who are famous for being total fuckups and makers of shitty code. basically 25 years of kike enabled war on technology, with bitches like Jobs Zuckerberger and Billgatus who bought DOS from the guy across the street. Like also how Disney himself couldn't draw for shit, but he knew how to buy artists and market his stuff (and how to blackmail and make underworld mulholland drive style connections to the deepest of states see also Hugh Hefner grotto full of kompromat).

Here in paragraph three I will make the point that essentially conspiracy is the water the boat of the world floats upon. Our time is when people alternately struggle and ask questions about what rich fuckers might actually get up to, and is "Hostel" descriptive of a certain class of people who delight in murdering and eating others? Eli Roth, hmm, is he part of some Hollywood eviltech to make us all see and believe bullshit horror as fantasy rather than accepting bullshit horror as truth of our lives? If only we knew how little they value us as souls and how much they value themselves as the soulless?

Okay so here in paragraph four I will say that the ability to project sound upon one person and thereby make them hear a voice spoken to them, reminds me of when Valdemort 'speaks' to all the kids in their heads. I wonder that it wouldn't be difficult to hmm in some stadium let us say, project into people's heads, on a seat by seat basis. Imagine if you will, a stadium full of people being delightfully spoken to in their heads/ears by what may as well be a spirit or a ghost, encouraging them to visit concession stands. Would you call that technology? Imagine a lady saying "did you hear that too?" and you didn't hear that which she is referring to. Will you wonder what words were sent to her head and not to yours? In the past 25 years of technology, what has humanity gained and what have we lost?

Finally here we speak to the death of the IP network. I would say again, it's due to us allowing third world shitbags to ruin it. We should have kept it to ourselves, but again, the intl kike scheme is designed to Zucerberger everyone as if we were all cattle. Push the IP into the lousiest places and tech-nable the biggest assholes of the world. Just imagine if we had kept fidon et and the earliest nets private and only allowed higher level citizens to use them. In this way the intl shitbags would have been kept down in their mudpits, and never been given the gifts which we white folks invented. Not being racist, just saying that white people make awesome shit and others can't give us credit for that. Everything we make, they ruin. So in this way again, I ask, if "Hitler Guy" of the future, re invents the IP schema, but keeps it as a national thing, with zero connections to the outside world, would you consider that to be an advancement of tech or a disadvancement of tech? Well anyway thanks for listening and ask any questions you wish. Here we mourn or celebrate the full spectrum war happening to us all.

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Cyberwar starts

>Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure
>Cyber security has become a focal point of the strained relations. On Thursday, a British spy chief said that his GCHQ agency would "continue to expose Russia's unacceptable cyber behaviour", adding there would be increasing demand for its cyber expertise.

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List of Security and Privacy Best Practices

Following the other thread, here's the first version of the list:
- Tor hidden service: http://hjvx7xg3n4ejezmh.onion/
- 'Clearnet' Mirror (no styles):

If you want to contribute, post here on this thread.
Thanks to "Endwall" to host it.

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I know this is old, but have you heard of project ORCHESTRA? This video talks about the NSA creating FOSS vulnerabilities and mitigating encryption on the internet. I think everyone should see this.

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WWW alternatives

With W3C now folding to DRM and the web already being crushed under the weight of JS I think we need a discussion.

What are some alternatives to the web? I remember GNUNET implements something like websites. Basically I think we should ditch web browsers all together. BBS? Gopher?

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Anyone else excited about the coming full realisation of the GNU OS? Soon GuixSD will ship with Hurd and the original GNU vision will be a usable system.

After that all they need is all the software using GNU licenses and RMS can die fulfilled. If they then rewrite everything in scheme RMS will become a saint in heaven.

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Imagining a future for vectors

I have some hope that there could be a return to restart developing computing for vector graphics. It seems a bit counterintuitive how kids these days got 30 years of raster display tech development only to complain that VR doesn't work because they can still see the pixels in anything under a gorillion-k displays.

Perhaps in the future a mobile device could project laser-based optically scalable graphics on any wall, while a secondary monitor may simulate it in rasters when needed, but I'm more interested in how we can possibly get there from the current state of the industry where raster screens are so ubiquitous. Can anything as mildly dangerous as early CRTs even legally make it into the market this day and age? Can a dedicated vector graphics card survive the russian scalpers, if such a device is even possible without it's own OS?

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Essential Software Thread

Can we get a /software/ thread going? Preferably something better than pic related, which is total bullshit.

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define "app"

Is app or even application a term that has a standardized definition, if so then what? Meaning that whatever platform I use to run "an app", I can trust that means the task being run has certain universal qualities that define it from other executables. My understanding of computing is a very poor outdated mix of dad logic and grandma logic and all this marketing shit doesn't do me any favors. When an "app" can be nothing more than a glorified interface to a program that's already always running, even on top of programs that are already only being run on an OS, I wouldn't want to be one to explain this shit straight to a next generation who have to unlearn all this training wheels garbage.

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Respecting privacy and Cloudflare in the same sentence?! Oh well...

"Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service"

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So I finally installed and configured dnscrypt-proxy since I remember someone here recommended it to me.
The problem is it kinda slow.
Can someone take a look at my config file and tell me if I'm doing something wrong ?

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I've never head of this guy before.
Is anyone downloading all this videos and putting them up somewhere ?

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I have a massive assortment of software ideas that I desire to articulate into reality, but I have very little knowledge regarding computer programming. I desire to learn C/C++ as they appear to be most suitable to my needs, and I would like some advice as to where I can begin and what existing software programs/Operating systems will be most useful to me.

Are the books written by Dennis Richie/Bjarne Stoustrup my best bet?

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Le memes ecks dee

I have a precious request or a difficult task to ask for

Are any of you in possession of blueprints for a machine that build machines that build computers? I figured this would be the solution of many of the worlds(including me) problems

If not im very willing to assist in designing one

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I'm looking to build a PC ($700 - 1000), and was wondering what would be a good build for gaming?

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Non x86 laptops

What is there available in the non-x86 laptops? I only know the old PPC macintosh laptops.

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Web servers/ async programming

I've been practicing network programming lately and was reading about the different web servers, how they work and so on.
I was wondering how Windows and windows based web servers perform compared to Linux since it has no epoll/kqueue. It turned out it has I/O Completion Ports. Then I searched for web server benchmark comparisons but there were no credible ones. Why has nobody compared these products yet?

This one implies that IIS outperforms nginx in every way and if that is true I want to know how it does that.

This one implies that g-wan is the fastest one (obviously, it's their product, therefore isn't a credible source).

That one also shills for IIS, but it's probably fake since the author doesn't mention anything about hardware or server configuration.

So my questions are:
- Does Windows' IOCP perform better than epoll/kqueue and if so - why? And why don't we implement it for *nix?
- Does IIS outperform nginx/apache and if so - how does it do it and is it related to the IOCP?

I cannot find credible sources and I hope someone here has more experience than me.

Some interesting reads I came across: - - FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Linux(2.4, 2.6) benchmark (quite old)

>inb4 windows is closed source botnet

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What is up with dnscrypt-proxy?

The project has been abandoned?

What is the replacement?

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Facebook new VPN shows what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps

>Facebook acquisition of Israeli mobile-analytics company Onavo (a VPN service)
>data show in detail how the social-media giant employs it to measure what people do on their phones beyond Facebook's own suite of apps.
>"Websites and apps have used market-research services for years," the spokesman said
>has been downloaded an estimated 24 million times

Oh heyyyy!

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ricing general

I want to start using i3-gaps instead of i3. Anyone try i3-gaps? Thinking about using an alternative to dmenu. Wanna jazz it the fuck up but keep it simple without the bells and whistles.

Pic semi-related. Not my cup of tea but an example of alternative icons. is a great place to find dotfiles and workflows. ignore the laptop sticker cancer.

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What kid of email do you use?

Hey /tech/,
What kind of email do you use? I've that a lot of anons on technology boards use protonmail, but I've also heard that it's not secure. Any alternatives?

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Google Unveils 72-Qubit Quantum Computer With Low Error Rates

>Google announced a 72-qubit universal quantum computer that promises the same low error rates the company saw in its first 9-qubit quantum computer. Google believes that this quantum computer, called Bristlecone, will be able to bring us to an age of quantum supremacy.

>Ready For Quantum Supremacy

>Google has teased before that it would build a 49-qubit quantum computer to achieve “quantum supremacy.” This achievement would show that quantum computers can perform some well-defined science problems faster than the fastest supercomputers in the world can.

>In a recent announcement, Google said:

> If a quantum processor can be operated with low enough error, it would be able to outperform a classical supercomputer on a well-defined computer science problem, an achievement known as quantum supremacy. These random circuits must be large in both number of qubits as well as computational length (depth).

> Although no one has achieved this goal yet, we calculate quantum supremacy can be comfortably demonstrated with 49 qubits, a circuit depth exceeding 40, and a two-qubit error below 0.5%. We believe the experimental demonstration of a quantum processor outperforming a supercomputer would be a watershed moment for our field, and remains one of our key objectives.

>Not long after Google started talking about its 49-qubit quantum computer, IBM showed that for some specific quantum applications, 56 qubits or more may be needed to prove quantum supremacy. It seems Google wanted to remove all doubt, so now it’s experimenting with a 72-qubit quantum computer.

>Don’t let the numbers fool you, though. Right now, the most powerful supercomputers can simulate only 46 qubits and for every new qubit that needs to be simulated, the memory requirements typically double (although some system-wide efficiency can be gained with new innovations).

>Therefore, in order for us to simulate a 72-qubit quantum computer, we’d need millions of times more RAM (2^(72-46)). We probably won’t be able to use that much RAM in a supercomputer anytime soon, so if Bristlecone will be able to run any algorithm faster than our most powerful supercomputers, then the quantum supremacy era will have arrived.

>High Number Of Qubits Is Not Enough

>A high number of qubits is not the only thing that’s needed to achieve quantum supremacy. You also need qubits with low error rates so they don’t mess-up the calculations. A useful quantum computer is a function of both number of qubits and error rate.
According to Google, a minimum error rate for quantum computers needs to be in the range of less than 1%, coupled with close to 100 qubits. Google seems to have achieved this so far with 72-qubit Bristlecone and its 1% error rate for readout, 0.1% for single-qubit gates, and 0.6% for two-qubit gates.

>Quantum computers will begin to become highly useful in solving real-world problems when we can achieve error rates of 0.1-1% coupled with hundreds of thousand to millions of qubits.

>According to Google, an ideal quantum computer would have at least hundreds of millions of qubits and an error rate lower than 0.01%. That may take several decades to achieve, even if we assume a “Moore’s Law” of some kind for quantum computers (which so far seems to exist, seeing the progress of both Google and IBM in the past few years, as well as D-Wave).

>That said, we may start seeing some "useful" applications of quantum computers well before that. For instance, breaking most existing cryptography may be possible when the quantum computers have only a few thousand qubits. If the current rate of progress for quantum computers holds, we may be able to reach that in about a decade.

>Google is “cautiously optimistic” that the Bristlecone quantum computer will not only achieve quantum supremacy, but could also be used as a testbed for researching qubit scalability and error rates, as well as applications such as simulation, optimization, and machine learning.

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HP Botnet

The amount of analysis a fucking printer company is doing is rather disturbing.

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NIST finally is doing something on PQCrypto

>Round 1 Submissions
> ht tps://

Keep looking. This is very important in case non-bullshit "quantum" computing really becomes a thing.

DjB submitted the "McEliece" and SPHINCS together with other academics:
> ht tps://
> ht tps://

Inria (that developed Coq and others) worked on Big Quake:
> ht tps://

<can't paste links, shitty system detect as flood

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Hi tech, i'm tired of windows.

I will go to linux, but I need know which linux i will usage.

I am in doubt between the backbox and Kali Linux, if you have more recommendations, I accept (debian priorizer).

I have a 4GB pendrive, is it enough to change the operating system?

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FLOSS and licensing

Hello /tech/,

I'm not so familiar with software licenses so I started reading about the subject. At one point the question 'How does one profit from floss software?' popped in my head and these are some articles I came upon (quite outdated, but they still have a point). So GPL prevents companies from making proprietary software with your piece of software. BSD, on the other hand, does not (that's the case with Apple's kernel). Turns out the only way a company can profit from GPL license is by donations, offering support, teaching or dual licensing. Dual licensing seems like the most used option.

>But there is a net effect on software development. Who makes money off GPL code? We go back to Novell and Red Hat, who test and package this software. And we see a trend–GPL code helps software testers make money. It helps QA people. It helps the people who answer the support phones. It helps everybody except software developers. Oh, maybe Google will pay them a salary as a goodwill gesture. But it’s really, really hard to make money from developing FOSS. You can make money supporting it. You can make money testing it. But no money developing it.

So my question is - does free software actually benefit the developer?

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Meltdown fix committed to OpenBSD

>Meltdown mitigation is coming to OpenBSD. Philip Guenther ([email protected]) has just committed a diff that implements a new mitigation technique to OpenBSD: Separation of page tables for kernel and userland. This fixes the Meltdown problems that affect most CPUs from Intel.
>When a syscall, trap, or interrupt takes a CPU from userspace to kernel the trampoline code switches page tables, switches stacks to the thread's real kernel stack, then copies over the necessary bits from the trampoline stack

Very good news. Let's see the performance impact. As undeadly contributor said, help test the snapshots from 22 february. Here (check the SHA256, please - use install62.fs for usb stick or install62.iso for CD-ROM):

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lowRISC: another year bites the dust?

>When can I buy a lowRISC SoC?
>As with most tech projects, the most accurate answer is “When it’s ready”.
>We are expecting to crowdfund an initial instantiation of the lowRISC platform during the course of 2017.

I'm pretty sure the lowRISC FAQ said 2016 last year. It didn't happen, obviously, and it was changed to 2017, but we're running out of that, too. Ten weeks left, boys. Is a lowRISC SoC vaporware for another year?

At what point do we start looking to the J-x processors based on Hitachi's SuperH architecture? The last SH-4 patents are expiring this year.