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Welcome to /roulette/, Bunkerchan's roulette board! This board will be used for testing out new board ideas, based on the example of 7chan's /777/ board. The guidelines are as follows: -The countdown will begin as soon as the board is added to the top bar and will last for one month. -After a month, if the board has garnered enough posts on that month's topic, it will be made into a new board (barring any legitimate objections by the moderation team) and the threads will be moved there. Off-topic and spam posts will not count. Board ideas that do not meet this requirement will be shelved, with the possibility of being revisited later. -New board ideas can be suggested in the /gulag/ thread for /roulette/. This month's board topic is: /tech/ - Technology

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Is protonmail a honeypot? >Trying to sign up on .onion links back to .com >Can't sign up with vpn >Only accepts crypto after you've signed up There's absolutely no reason for not allowing sign-ups with vpns/TOR and activating the accounts after the payment has gone through Do there exist any alternatives that aren't glowies?

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Linux

Why aren't you using Linux? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon. >Open source vs. Free Software https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.en.html >List of free as in freedom distros approved by the FSF https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html >A really good linux distro that doesn't have systemd, but a fast and simple init/service management system called runit https://voidlinux.org/ - Image credit: By [email protected] Larry Ewing and The GIMP, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80930

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/tech/ was always slow

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22318707 >People miss the quality of discussions on Usenet, but don't ever think about why the discussions were better. >Biggest factor I think that made the discussions better is that folks were not connected all the time so discussions would span days or weeks. You had time think between posts. Folks would log on once or twice a day. Obviously there were exceptions. Today a reddit thread has about a 24 hour shelf life because of its global nature, and then it dies. Furthermore the most intense discussions will happen in bursts and then flame out. People aren't engaging in discussion they are shouting their opinion into the ether and moving on. Back at the old place, /tech/ had low pph even when unique ips were high This is what made it good Slow boards aren't a bad thing

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Let's talk VPNs

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

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Kickstarter workers unionize

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22356972 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8pp5/kickstarter-employees-win-historic-union-election >The decision to unionize at Kickstarter follows a series of victories for union campaigns led by blue collar tech workers. Last year, 80 Google contractors in Pittsburgh, 2,300 cafeteria workers at Google in Silicon Valley, and roughly 40 Spin e-scooter workers in San Francisco voted to form the first unions in the tech industry. In early February, 15 employees at the delivery app Instacart in Chicago successfully unionized, following a fierce anti-union campaign run by management.

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Any ideas for a roulette catgirl?

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Daily Programming Thread

What are you working on, /roulette/?

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

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Piracy General.

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

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

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Just rolled into the shop

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

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Hardware Issues

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

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ITT: Post your desktop

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Bodhi vs Lubuntu?

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

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Buttcoin

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

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FLOSS imageboard software

https://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality Cons - Terrible CSS - No use of redis/memcached or any caching - cuck BBcode formatting until the last version PROS - Written in a functional language (Clojure) - Way less lines of code than Vichan - No CAPTCHA, uses honeypot method of spam prevention - User created boards unlike Lynxchan Maybe the CSS can be modified to make it better?

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Does anyone have any links to hidden imageboards? My old laptop burst intoflames, see >>143 So, I lost all my bookmarks and shit. I need the link too 08chan, bananachan on tor, and kelvinchan on i2p. If some one would help me out it would be much appreciated.

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Helping out bunkerchan

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

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Holy fuck my harddrive is fucked bois. God damnit REEEEEEE >anytime I try and do anything slightly demanding it locks up >Anytime I try and write to disk it locks up >Anytime I try and go to a directory in the gui it locks up >Clicking FUCK I HATE STARTING OVER AGAIN WHAT THE FUCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!! God damnit!!!!

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ARM

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

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XMPP

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