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Privacy general Comrade 05/08/2016 (Sun) 16:12:51 [Preview] No. 54 [Reply]
Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.

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

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

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

* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead

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

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

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>>98
>How safe will it be to have a server in my house for my personal email and webpage?
Install gentoo and run all webserver related services on their own user account so if they get hacked the attacker doesn't have root or other access to anything that would let him easily privilege escalate (e.g. graphics card access).

Currently i'm trying to find a secure non-root alternative to courier-imap :/

>>102
>However, I don't think somebody will make the effort to crack reasonably encrypted content.
encryption has nothing to do with this.
if you are worried about the content of your emails then you need to pgp encrypt them, but that is unrelated to running your own mail server and unrelated to the mail server's security.
reminder that all emails that aren't pgp encrypted and travel over the internet are read at least the very least by the NSA's AI.
I'm going to buy a new laptop soon. What model should I get if I want privacy? I'm going to install Qubes OS.

What do you guys think of Comodo IceDragon? It's a free Firefox-based browser (so it can have the same add-ons), but it comes with some built-in security features IIRC.

Also, what's a distribution?
>>159
Hardware shouldn't matter for privacy purposes, but the company 'System76' has good linux compatible hardware
>>160
Except for hardware-level botnet features like uefi and intel mme.
>>159
A distro is a compilation of software, which comes mostly as a ready-to-use operating system. The Qubes OS you have chosen is such a distro.
Attempting to post via tor

Desktop thread Comrade 04/06/2017 (Thu) 03:46:55 [Preview] No. 137 [Reply]
Post your desktops. Discuss desktop environments.
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But in the spirit of the thread here's my desktop.
>>210
I feel that I've downgraded after the meltdown fiasco.

OS: Gentoo
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.9.76-gentoo-r1-gnu
Uptime: 15h 10m
Packages: 935
Shell: bash 4.4.12

WM: i3
Adwaita-dark [GTK2]
, Adwaita-dark [GTK3]
Icon Theme: Adwaita
Font: Sans 10
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.267GHz
>>213
I find most free software advocates are left-leaning social democrats, you're thinking of open source where the Randian idiocy stinks up the place.
>>213
>randian libertarians against private property
call me when you see that on a badge
Enjoying KDE Plasma at the moment.

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Comrade 04/21/2017 (Fri) 07:06:54 [Preview] No. 163 [Reply]
Hey guys care to answer a survey about programming economic planning software? just getting a feel for what languages, etc. people would use. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bh6ecYT8cKehfoNFx7-mTUWZZyw0rP1RSnuJfe10FpA
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bumpity
gonna close the poll soon, last chance to answer
k the survey is closed now, will be posting results soon.
>>178
Where did you go?

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Comrade 09/09/2016 (Fri) 15:36:38 [Preview] No. 112 [Reply]
>Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/googles-clever-plan-stop-aspiring-isis-recruits/
Now it's ISIS, tomorrow it's us.

oh wait, i see tomorrow it's /pol/
>Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis Will Be Used for Right-Wing American Extremists Next
https://theintercept.com/2016/09/07/google-program-to-deradicalize-jihadis-will-be-used-for-right-wing-american-extremists-next/

we can't stop this, but we can hide our tracks.
learn about privacy and security.
start with steps a), b) and c) here:
https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en

then figure out how to use GnuPG, then switch to linux if you haven't already.
ubuntu, manjaro and mint are the worst possible choices, but they're still dimensions better than windows or osx.
better go with any other distro though.
you should verify the gpg signature on the checksum file, and verify the checksum of the .iso

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>>113
Is anyone surprised
>>114
yeah, this board's owner. mainly posting for him.
>>115
this chan's owner*
>>112
> manjaro are among the worst possible choices
Is Antergos okay?
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>>112
I didn't verify checksum, am I fucked? Been using this distro for 6 months would be a shame to have to start over.

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Comrade 12/16/2017 (Sat) 19:55:35 [Preview] No. 211 [Reply]
Whats Bunker/tech/'s opinion on bitcoin?

also Is the bubble gunna burst?
alt-shite shit, popular with neo-nazis
i wouldn't touch it with a ten feet pole
It's either a speculative bubble with no added value, or what value it does have comes from exploited labor in the black market (drugs etc). no thanks
Idk guys I made huge money with bitcoin while
working my ass off for almost nothing.

Bitcoin coming from exploited labar like dealing drugs? Wtf dude, it allowed a lot of drug dealer to
actually live little more stress-free and make more money (aka make enough money for the risks it involve).

It allowed some of us to make great things without any gov restriction.
You know a comrade living in a country living a revolution? Wire him some btc for the cause.

Now I have enough money to actually live with enough food and heat AND fight.
I know it sound capitalist as fuck, but guys, how do you want to make thinks happen NOWDAYS without money? As shitty as it sound we need money to start anything.

BTC was the start, now drug dealers switched to monero, I don't care if btc go up again if it's a bubble or anything.
The fact is, I bought some "as if" I needed more anonymous money, and now I have a shitTon of money to give to struggling comrades and to do actions.
My gov doesn't even know I have littleral stacks of money waiting to serve us here.

Don't spit on anything just because some neonazi have some randomly.
>>219

So what? Dealing drugs is being self-employed. Now don't get me wrong, I think they should all be legalised and don't have a problem with dealing or using drugs. But attempts to liberate yourself from taxes and surveillance are fundamentally petty-bourgeois: they serve the interests of the small and non-exploiting class of self-employed people, not the interests of the workers as a whole.

Further back from dealers in the supply chain, at some point, are workers who harvest kush or who produce stuff. It's their exploitation I was referring to, not your work. If cryptocurrencies have any added value, it's from the contribution of both your and crucially their labour time.

This is entirely leaving aside the exploitation of other workers like prostitutes, but that's also true with regular currency: exploitation condemns both the light economy and the shadow economy in the same way. Just as there is no ethical consumption under capitalism, there is no ethical production either.

Comrade 04/03/2017 (Mon) 18:07:36 [Preview] No. 133 [Reply]
What do y'all think about the BUGs system employed by Stormfront, (likely influenced and developed by state agents) that they brought "racial awareness" (spammed) /pol/ with? Do you think this could be used to spread class-consciousness, and should it be?
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have you heard of Paul Cockshott? hes a scottish computer scientist who writes about marxist economics and using computers to plan socialism

http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf

http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~wpc/reports/index.html#econ
>>138
>implying it wasn't developed by the CIA
*tips tinfoil hat*
>>153
Really though, the CIA and porky's intelligence community are extremely involved in numerous activities. If you haven't read about COINTELPRO, or paid attention to the election-rigging and infiltration of the governments of other countries, Voice of America propaganda, or the recent Vault7, the raid of the FBI in 1971, or Snowden, you should. Very few of the documents from leaks and raids get published, and those leaked so far reveal an extreme level of involvement. We could assume that they're just the tip of the iceberg. I'm just trying to say that if the CIA/FBI/NSA/ETC. used stormfront and other shit to build the alt-right it wouldn't be the first time.
>>179
Maybe they are prepping the U.S. to become a fascist state. It would be the first time forces in the government conspired to do so

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Need help with MySQL Comrade 08/10/2017 (Thu) 08:34:01 [Preview] No. 189 [Reply]
Hey /tech/, I'm trying to host a lainchan installation on my local network for my Cuban basket weaving foundation, but seem to hit a bit of a brick wall, and was hoping I could get some help.
I have the website itself running on a virtual machine using Ubuntu 16.04 LTSB, all of which works perfect.
The problem comes when I try to connect the MySQL server, I get an error, specifically,
Got error 1 from storage engine
I'm using MySQL 5.7 on Azure Database for MySQL server with a free trial so I can suck free resources from Microsoft
I've created a database and as far as I can tell the database should be using InnoDB, however I'm new to MySQL so perhaps I'm retarded.
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>>196
I tried that, but I kept hitting a MySQL error 1.
They do charge, but they give you a trial with $200 free credit. Fuck Microsoft but if I can suck up their resources on my pet project then that's all the better.
>>197
hmmmmmmm
looking at Infinity and vichan's install.sql and I see that they use MyISAM.

Try using MariaDB?
>>198
What's the difference between MariaDB and MySQL Server?
>>199
MariaDB still maintains MyISAM
>>200
Oh. Then I'll probably try to migrate it over tomorrow then, thanks Space.

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Comrade 02/26/2016 (Fri) 22:34:45 [Preview] No. 1 [Reply]
desktop thread?

Desktop thread
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>>180
oops-
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>>181
>cant post because the file is too big
>Accidentially post without it twice
;_;
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;^)
>>183
someone actually uses this piece of shit
wow

Comrade 06/16/2017 (Fri) 23:43:46 [Preview] No. 186 [Reply]
lynxchan 1.7 tech test
>>>/leftypol/178

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Comrade 05/06/2016 (Fri) 19:09:24 [Preview] No. 49 [Reply]
After wasting yesterday evening trying to get UEFI boot working with funtoo on my brother in laws new desktop and eventually giving in and using the MBR, there is emerging the question: Are there any advantages using UEFI boot?
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>>49
what are you trying to imply with that image?
>>173
Pic wasn't related. I saved it, because I like GNU and LISP and satanic imagery.
>>174
It has the pol ((())) meme in it though
>>175
You should spend less time at pol. LISP code looks like this:
[code]
(define (groessere-quadratsumme x y z)
(define (quadratsumme a b) (+ (* a a) (* b b)))
(cond ((and (< x y) (< x z)) (quadratsumme y z))
((and (< y x) (< y z)) (quadratsumme x z))
((and (< z x) (< z y)) (quadratsumme x y))
((= x y) (cond ((< x z) (quadratsumme x z))
(else (quadratsumme x x))))
((= z y) (cond ((> x z) (quadratsumme x z))
(else (quadratsumme z z))))
))
[/code]
Some people say LISP were an acronym for "Lots of irritating superfluuos parentheses". I don't think the parentheses in the image have a connection to pol.
>>176
Reposting code like >>>/gulag/633 suggested:

(define (groessere-quadratsumme x y z)
(define (quadratsumme a b) (+ (* a a) (* b b)))
(cond ((and (< x y) (< x z)) (quadratsumme y z))
((and (< y x) (< y z)) (quadratsumme x z))
((and (< z x) (< z y)) (quadratsumme x y))
((= x y) (cond ((< x z) (quadratsumme x z))
(else (quadratsumme x x))))
((= z y) (cond ((> x z) (quadratsumme x z))
(else (quadratsumme z z))))))


By the way, if you wonder what's the matter with LISP and GNU, GNU Emacs, one of first and most important programs of the GNU project is written in a certain LISP dialect, which makes it more extensible. Based on the experiences with that, Guile was created as a LISP interpreter that is easy to include in other software as a extension language. Also, the board of the FSF contains people like Sussman, who has designed Scheme LISP.

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