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Comrade 09/15/2019 (Sun) 22:50:15 No. 658 [Reply] [Last]

you dindn't know that Richard Stallman was ALMOST communist??
Oh wow, communists don't believe in universal political programs.
We want the age of consent to be 5 in one country and 18 in another. You got it from this free and rational talk show host right here folx.
Muh god has to be the basis of any moral or ethical standard otherwise it's not a universal standard.

What a joke.
Also, james bond GET
distrotube is run by a cocksucking redneck fuck

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Comrade 08/07/2019 (Wed) 22:14:39 No. 644 [Reply] [Last]
Can anyone give me a good GPU/CPU review site that doesn't do sponsored content? Like 75% of all articles about RTX i have found have been sponsored by Nvidia and it sucks.
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Literally every x86_64 CPU after ~2010 is insecurable and every x86_64 after ~2008 is insecure. There are several GPUs native for arm and x86 which have quality opensource drivers, as well as AMD's GPUs. Nvidia's opensource drivers are notoriously awful. Depending on what you wanted to do I'd either look into a coreboot compatible dual socket server motherboard from before 2010, or I'd look for a Thinkpad from 2010 (probably a X220)
are there any PCs that use an ARM chip?
There are desktop computers with Arm CPUs but they are not aimed at regular users. For example, here is this beast: https://store.avantek.co.uk/avantek-thunderx2-arm-workstation-thunderx2station.html

There are laptops with Arm chips now that run Windows on Arm, but last time I heard about it they couldn't get GNU/Linux on it.

As far as I know, Arm GPUs don't have Free drivers. Do you happen to know about something like that?
>There are desktop computers with Arm CPUs but they are not aimed at regular users.
If you want a arm desktop you should just get a SBC: https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/single-board-computers

>There are laptops with Arm chips now that run Windows on Arm, but last time I heard about it they couldn't get GNU/Linux on it.
This is incorrect, there are many arm laptops that ship with GNU/Linux natively, many Chromebooks are examples of this, they also ship with coreboot by default making them more free than just about anything else. The ASUS C201 being one that can be librebooted, but requires a external wireless adapter and has a low quality keyboard.

>As far as I know, Arm GPUs don't have Free drivers. Do you happen to know about something like that?
At minimum there are many Mali, Adreno, Videocore, and Vivante GPUs with open source drivers available. There are plenty of options.

If you've got a excess of capital and you're worried about performance you could also get a Raptor system with are based off IBM Power: https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B02/intro.html
I just noticed my FSF link there wasn't to actual SBCs just to SOCs. Just to keep the list reasonable and useful I'll list all those computers with open source hardware, which have CPU/GPU combinations which not only are open source but which don't have any GPL violations, and are capable of running a full desktop system.
All the Cubieboards except for 4 and 5: http://cubieboard.org/model/
https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B02/intro.html (this actually goes further than the others here to have a entirely opensource extremely fast CPU)

The Social Media Question Comrade 08/19/2019 (Mon) 15:11:52 No. 620 [Reply] [Last]
What is to be done about social media?
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"But how has this model of progress, in which history culminates in the glorious invention of iPhones and apps, become so uncontested?
And, if we attend closely, isn’t there a desperate quality to all this cheerleading?
Addicts always rationalise their compulsions, but the desperation here belongs to capital itself, which has thrown everything at the great digital swindle. Capital might still swagger like some data cowboy, but iPhones plus Victorian values can only be a steampunk throwback.
The return to centuries’ old forms of exploitation is obfuscated by the distracting urgencies of digital communication."
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What's next for social media?
How can it get any more cancerous?
Replace with decentralized, FOSS, psuedonymous alternative, preferably run as a workers' co-op or something.
There mere existence of decentralized, FOSS, pseudonymous alternatives will not do a single thing to overthrow the corporate domination of the internet.
But foss hackers and codemonkeys will.

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LancerRPG: the leftist game about commie robots fighting against fascists Comrade 09/11/2019 (Wed) 01:22:10 No. 156 [Reply] [Last]
Meh tabletop shit is hard to find, all the D&D groups I've been part of in the last 10 years always had some shitty reasons to fall apart midway through the shit.
/leftypol/ D&D game night when?

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Protonmail Comrade 08/25/2019 (Sun) 02:18:18 No. 583 [Reply] [Last]
hey what do you guys think of protonmail?

i use gmail right now

>founded at CERN, lol
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opinions on tutanota?
What about disroot?
Yes, it's called self hosting your own email server and using the right encryption
But in general, no internet service that's outside of your hands (on which you relay a lot of sensitive information) is safe
Yeah but even then you are still having an exchange between two parties.
Expecting everyone to commit to Encryption standards is silly in this day and age
Try dismail.de

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New tool album Comrade 08/30/2019 (Fri) 05:43:45 No. 149 [Reply] [Last]
New tool album is out.
Thoughts? Sounds good to me.
But, it feels like their swan song. They seem to agree. Anyone else listening?

In some respects it really sounds like they are pushing their boundaries in other it sounds very cookie cutter (not a bad thing for tool)

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It's boring as fuck. Sounds like the band had some riffs left over from 10K days and used some Kraftwerk techniques to stretch them into 10 minute long songs. Record company wanted a longer album so they stuck in some 3 minute "songs" consisting of random noises. Nothing in particular is outright bad, but it's just so painfully mediocre, especially coming form a band that was known for being cutting edge(y).
Yeah chocolate chip trip was pretty fucking disappointing. There will be faggots that will fawn over this album and unscrupulously praise it for years to come though,

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Revolutionary tech work Comrade 08/25/2019 (Sun) 14:58:45 No. 573 [Reply] [Last]
I have knowledge for FreeBSD/Linux system administration and programming skills in C, C++ and Lisp. What's the best way to use these for revolutionary work?

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

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

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

What does /tech/ do to help people with their tech skills?
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Have they on purpose tried to make him look like V/Anonymous?
I work with Backend for a lot of different Systems, if the project goes open source i would be happy to help with some backend coding.
>Some other considerations:
>- Could attract right wing terrorists and allow them to organize (not probable, but possible)
>- Bosses could infiltrate syndicates
You could have syndicates be on invitation basis (Where you write the moderator of the board why you want to join) as well as encouraging moderation of each syndicate (as you said something along the lines of reddit? that's your choice i guess)
Having a back-end you also have to take into consideration where you want to host it. I am setting a server up for personal use, if the application requires not too much load i could be swayed to help hosting it.
Good luck if you go forward with this idea Anon
there's now a thread dedicated to this idea, >>638
Write a malicious worm that targets the computer systems of banks and stock trading companies.
Create something to help people commit financial fraud. Fraud is a huge multi-billion dollar industry and many poor people actually depend on stuff like cards to get free food delivery and stuff. I used to do this kind of stuff everyday for over a year to fill my kitchen up with as much food as I could.

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Anyone play nation sims rEdArMy 08/08/2017 (Tue) 16:12:58 No. 146 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone play nations likes Cybernations or Politics and way
I used to, might get back into it
i've played democracy 3 a long time ago, but i found it overly simplistic and heavily biased towards neo-liberalism and a certain threshold of social programs. the only real fun i got out of it was setting up police state or legalizing everything and seeing how long it could last. it has been a while, so i can't be sure how accurate my impressions are.

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Privacy general Comrade 05/08/2016 (Sun) 16:12:51 No. 517 [Reply] [Last]
Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.

General tips

* Use free software as much as you can.

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

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

* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead

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

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


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

* See for additional tweaks: https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat and https://vikingvpn.com/cybersecurity-wiki/browser-security/guide-hardening-mozilla-firefox-for-privacy-and-security


* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode

* HTTPS Everywhere

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

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


* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least

* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging.

* Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.

Real life tips

* Pay with cash if you can

Feel free to provide tips to each other comrades!
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You mean activities like posting on different topics on different sites under different pseudonyms and not presenting a full picture of your various interests all bundled in one place, but the point is that it isn't really up to you how much of you shows up online.

Here's the kind of story that happens every day: You are a member of a party. Of course, those members elected to important positions aren't anonymous, but there is no public database of all party members and you like it that way. At a small non-public meeting, a fellow party member takes a photo of you. You politely but firmly ask that person to not publish it. The person promises not to do that. A few minutes later the picture is online (but you don't know that immediately, you only get to know it with a delay, as it makes the rounds. The comrade is an old fart who lives off a pension. You still have most working years ahead of you. This information about you is now online forever. Any neonazi or potential employer can enter your name into a search engine and see that you are in a hard-left party.

There needs to be a cultural shift so that the people around you IRL don't fuck up your life.
It's true, we need a professional and disciplined attitude about security in our organizations. I think that's different from saying we can't have security if our family and co-workers aren't all disciplined.
This is what I get on https://searx.me after a few searches.

It's a shitty website. https://duckduckgo.com/ is superior to https://searx.me
>I get rate limit exceeded after a few searches on https://searx.me
Anyone can host a searx instance, even in your basement, the owners of the main instance put rate limiting to encourage you to host your own (which increases privacy, so long a small community uses it) and to avoid having to pay for it.
I prefer not having to go through the trouble of hosting my own search engine. I want user friendliness, which is exactly what DuckDuckGo gives me. On top of that, DuckDuckGo doesn't censor the results I receive.

Google has censored The Daily Stormer and 8chan, which is disgusting. I hate politically motivated search engines. Search engines should be just what they are: a program that searches the Internet for you for the content you requested.

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Comrade 08/26/2019 (Mon) 01:13:02 No. 120 [Reply] [Last]
>the episode where Arthur tells off a literal kulak
Was this show secretly redpilled?
Arthur is confirmed comrade


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