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Comrade 04/13/2020 (Mon) 17:48:06 No. 1045 [Reply] [Last]
It is generally understood that programmers don't fancy with worker unions, instead opting for muh individualism. I can't really comprehend it, is the field just filled with Elon Musk worshiping people who think they'll be the next big thing? Why is this? It happens in most countries, not just the USA. Do they not realize they'll get older, too? As a programmer myself, this is really frustrating. The tech workers union in my country is tiny and pointless.
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>>1542 I think He's talking about Deepin. It's a Chinese distro with it own desktop environment based on Debian. I believe the developers receive basically all of their funds from the Chinese government. Many Chinese laptop vendors have been selling laptops with Deepin preinstalled. You can download the deepin desktop environment on most other distros. It looks pretty good. It seems as if they've switched from GTK to QT since I last tried it. I think I'll give it another look. You can download the distro here. The English translation isn't the best. https://www.deepin.org/en/
>>1533 >>1544 I'm having trouble finding any mention of the Chinese government's involvement anywhere on this.
>>1545 My mistake I thinking he was talking about this Operating System. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kylin_(operating_system) I thought he was talking about Deepin because they get most of their money from government contracts and Chinese conglomerates like huawei.
https://kickstarterunited.org/may-day-severance-agreement/ >On Monday, April 20th, Kickstarter management announced that they were planning company-wide layoffs of ~40% of our workforce The bargaining unit was faced with the prospect of involuntary layoffs with two to three weeks of severance per year of employment in the midst of a global pandemic >Kickstarter United, a mere two months old, swiftly came together to work towards an agreement that protected our unit. After two weeks of bargaining, we negotiated a severance package that we are incredibly proud of, which has been unanimously ratified by KSRU. >The package prioritizes extended severance payments and health insurance coverage, and we were inspired to see dozens of our highest-paid colleagues volunteer to take layoffs in order to save jobs and increase payouts for lower-paid bargaining unit members. We also negotiated additional terms that are previously unheard-of in tech severance agreements, fulfilling another of our longstanding goals: moving our industry forward and demonstrating the necessity of organizing in tech. https://it.slashdot.org/story/20/05/03/0149201/how-kickstarters-new-union-negotiated-terms-for-pandemic-related-layoffs

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Comrade 04/11/2020 (Sat) 18:15:36 No. 929 [Reply] [Last]
Hello /tech/ I am a user of GNU/Linux This is a proposition for windows users in the audience. I am not here to berate you or to make fun of you. I know a lot of shade can get thrown around by the GNU/Linux community towards people who use Propitiatory software (Windows, Unix, Mac). My question, though, is...why? Why do you continue to use something while being a radical that you know is spying on you and cataloging you in a database. Microsoft is a subsidiary of Raithion. These companies know who you are and your user profile and will sell you out at the drop of a hat. The only way forward at this point it let go of the ghost and learn how to use Either, at the very least, a type of open source Operating system, or, learn how to install and use a Free and Open Source (FOSS) Operating system and use Free and Open Source software. To be a windows user in this day and age is already a drastic mistake && to be a windows user and a radical is asking to get handcuffs put on you and thrown in jail, or, worse. In lieu of this, I would like to open up a dialogue between windows/unix users and users here on the GNU/Linux side of the fence; This should be a general thread for help related too the installation of and use of GNU/Linux. We should be helping people get off of Proprietary government funded traps like windows not reveling in our ivory towers. If any windows users have any questions about GNU/Linux I implore you to ask them in this thread. Surely the users of bunkerchan will feel inclined to answer. I'm curious to know: What is it that prevents you from taking the leap? Again, why? Just do it, comrade! Best of luck. -Anon
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>>929 >>929 >Propitiatory software (Windows, Unix, Mac). I use a UNIX OS (NetBSD), it is not proprietary. Most UNIXes in use nowadays aren't proprietary afaik
>>1134 Aren't they owned by apple?
>>1136 Apple took BSD kernel for MacOSX because the license allowed them to do so, not because any flavor of bsd that I know is owned by apple.
>>967 >Why do you think you're safe on Linux when open source is literally backed by capitalists through "foundations"? Because I can read the source code and patch out things if they try to put something on my computer that I don't like.
>>1021 use an idiot distro and boot an "advanced" distro in a VM if you want to toy around and learn things.

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Trolling The Free Software Fundies Comrade 04/10/2020 (Fri) 03:47:48 No. 880 [Reply] [Last]
Why are free software fundamentalists so easy to troll? I get that people have different standards for what "open source" is, but shouldn't we try to welcome any money we can get into making open source software? It doesn't seem like being exclusionary is a good strategy. This stuff leads to purity spiralling, hurt feelings, and worst of all, trolls having their lulz at your expense. I encourage everyone to use open source and even libre software, but harm reduction means encouraging everyone to use proprietary software less, not ruthlessly gate keeping everything.
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>>885 >>893 Don't forget that buggy calculator and the Windows 3.1 file manager.
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You think you are trolling. In reality you are just being a shill for massive corporations to rape working class people. In reality, you just look like a dumb cuck. Pic related is OP.
>>1458 Underrated post.
>says some retarded lie >gets banned HAAHAHA FREETARDS TRIGGERED xDDD
>>885 this practice is called "openwashing", which is comparable to greenwashing.

Comrade 01/27/2020 (Mon) 13:36:56 No. 221 [Reply] [Last]
What Internet browser does /tech/ use? personally, I just use firefox
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>>1307 why would you need a mnemonic to remember four contiguous keys on the home row
>>1309 Because I use DVORAK, the way god intended?
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>>221 Firefox on my home, and portable Palemoon from an USB I carry around when I have to use another computer. You might think that carrying around a USB with a bunch of lightweight basic software is pointless and a bit autism-tier, but believe me, you would be amazed how much time and frustration you'll save on the long term by having a portable non-fucked web browser, pdf reader, plain text editor, Rufus and a Ubuntu ISO around when you have to deal with PCs from libraries, public places or normies.
Is there a Firefox alternative that doesn't eat up half my ram just to have 2 tabs minimised?
>>1472 go to about:memory and click GC

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Comrade 04/06/2020 (Mon) 16:42:11 No. 796 [Reply] [Last]
Why is setting this piece of shit up so fucking difficult? Come to think of it? What the fuck are computers so fucking difficult? It seems everything I do on a god damn computer these days breaks something, or, I didn't do it right, or it wasn't the right architecture, or, what ever the fuck man. Seriously, this shit has gotten out of hand. It shouldn't be this god damn hard to have freedom in my own fucking home.
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>>888 I was reading that and thinking the design of HURD would lend itself to SSI and https://github.com/BrentBaccala/hurd Holy shit it exists
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>>807 Why do you hate Debian? I use Arch and while I'm happy with it (building up your system with only what you need is nice), I miss apt. Pacman is a bit convoluted imo. I installed Lubuntu in my parents' laptop and it works fine.
>>889 Goddamn I would love to get that upstreamed. I wonder what the hurd devs think about it. They might not like it because it's written in C++. I should ask on the IRC sometime.
>>1462 Even if they don't take the code itself it looks like a method to finally support SMT w/ SSI added on top for free

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Comrade 04/26/2020 (Sun) 12:38:52 No. 1412 [Reply] [Last]
Since there's talk about discord on /leftypol/, we should discuss the alternatives. Here's four that look decent. https://zulipchat.com/ >open source >Apache license >threaded conversations https://rocket.chat/ >open source >MIT license (except the enterprise part) https://mattermost.com/ >open source >AGPL https://getsession.org/ >you have to use their servers, can't deploy your own

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>>1421 TBH I've never used retroshare's chat functionality, only the sharing stuff.
>>1421 I've been using RetroShare daily for five years and it is just fine.
>>1429 What the fuck are rooms that have no equivalent in Matrix?
retroshare://forum?name=%2Fleftypol%2F&id=a0b9bb668a8ffbf0970b6d5c1c22551b idk if a retroshare leftypol already exists? made one anyways if people feel the need to use it
Maybe add a client to the site that connects to IRC? I've some sites do that.

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Comrade 04/18/2020 (Sat) 13:41:48 No. 1232 [Reply] [Last]
Hi /tech/, I'm trying to improve my general online security and was wondering is there a short list stickied somewhere? As I become more active, I realise I need to become more responsible for my information in case it impacts others negatively, but just reading some of the threads here as a generally non-tech person is doing my head in. What I hope it would cover would range from consoomer grade (where I'm at because I'm an idiot), all the way to clandestine opsec or whatever (I guess I wouldn't know, which is the point). Any recommendations would be appreciated. N.B.: I cannot code. I'm trying to learn Python because I'm dumb, so minimal faffing about initially would be ideal. >picture unrelated
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>>1302 if u remember your password to anything then you can "delete" from public access like myspace i randomly remembered my password (idk how I did) and i deleted plus other facebooks, and see if you can delete all google data and emails. you should remember all your passwords somewhere so you can delete your footprint as your done using service
>>1314 Are you okay, do you need an ambulance?
>>1316 God damnit, i'm just going to go drinking. Fuck this keyboard.
https://www.privacytools.io has good software recommendations
>>1364 interdasting hm

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Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number Registration Comrade 04/24/2020 (Fri) 13:18:50 No. 1371 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone know of a reliable way to get a fake phone number for when social media accounts force it upon you? I keep trying those 'receive SMS' websites but all the numbers are already used by the time I get to them. Also, you don't need to remind me how they all spy on you, I know, I just need this to conduct business directly with clients, nothing more.
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you can perhaps buy sim cards online in your country. Check ebay type sites. Get a cheap burner phone. Obviously don't get a smartphone burner phone, get one of the old ones.
Best option is to not use it at all, otherwise you might as well use your real phone number.
you don't have to have a phone number, just email them twice that your phone number doesn't work and they'll unlock your account
>>1371 Have you been locked? Are you a furry artist or something?
>>1401 Twitter will just randomly lock your account at times.

Centralization of the Internet; what to do about it and would decentralization come back in a socialist economy? Comrade 04/20/2020 (Mon) 21:22:16 No. 1287 [Reply] [Last]
Hey all, It is sort of eerie, back in the Web 1.0 days, (I know showing my age here) there were so many websites all created by ordinary people all expressing themselves. Now big corporations have barged in and so many people are now using these centralized websites and services without even knowing of any alternatives. Would such a decentralization and expression come back to the internet in a socialist world or would it be used for something different?
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>>1311 So...zeronet right?
>>1312 I've heard zeronet and ipfs are very sloppily built projects. This is just a guess, but I believe I2P is a better built network than both, technically.
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>>1301 This shit's cool IMO. I read one of the features was it has a "bridge" mode that lets you communicate over gnunet without requiring any of your current applications to be rewritten for it.
>>1305 There is a meshnet in my town and it's pretty cool, they use wireless equipment for connecting to each other. I haven't researched how much the equipment would cost but i'd guess that its somewhere in the hundreds for just a short link, but the subscription is dirt cheap and the speeds are very fast. Internet access isn't guaranteed though, there are some people within the network that share their internet connection. Meshnets should be way more popular and widespread than they currently are.
>>1362 I was always curious about this but I could never figure out how to get it set up or understand exactly how it works.

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Leftypol Mastodon Comrade 04/24/2020 (Fri) 09:19:19 No. 1365 [Reply] [Last]
I think that leftypol should have a mastodon server of some sort.
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>>1375 It's a federated twitter clone. Imagine twitter, but with the addressing of e-mail: a gmail user can write to a yahoo mail user, etc.
>>1375 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_services (FB, Twitt, IG) vs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_social_network (Diasp, Mastodon, Matrix) >>1368 Would you mind copy-pasting the article for the thread? Can't browse the website via tor browser
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>>1379 Ah okay (that's not that big of a deal even). Still far preferable to the alternative of the Big Blue Bird. (The software is the main thing that matters here, if you already assume that everything is getting bulk collected by the NSA anyway, which it is. Then it's about secure standards, i.e. the actual software, encryption, privacy standards, etc.).
>>1386 Mastodon is not "secure", your posts are meant to be public. There are "private messages" but they are broken as they rely on federating servers honouring the "private" setting. It is roughly as secure as plain text e-mail.


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