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I got a chinaphone[Huawei] today and I can't get any Google apps to work

Has anyone figured out a way round it?

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How does one screenshot a whole Web page?

I have found a real-life glowpost on 4ch... But I ain't got the energy to crop 99 screen shots..

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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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red swarm: leftist hacktivism

pdf on left wing hacktivism

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Are any other anons into exploit development or vulnerability hunting?

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systemd? xorg?

I'm no certified Linuggs Eggspert, but I've just continuously heard about systemd and how bad it is over the years from all manner of /g/entoomen, but I still really don't understand it like at all. I essentially "just wanna grill for god's sake" when it comes to using my computer, so I try to stick in the realm of Linux things that just werk. So my question is what's so bad about these things in general I guess? Both for nixlets like myself, as well as for the experts and the whole of Linux? General discussion thread as well for these things.

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Share your bunkerchan CSS/JS

Share your custom CSS and JS for bunkerchan settings. Here's mine: CSS // Better readability on wide screens .divMessage { max-width: 80em; } // Hide ugly green borders in default theme #divLatestPosts .latestPostCell, .innerPost, .sideCatalogCell, .markedPost, .sideCatalogMarkedCell, .catalogCell { border: none; } hr, input, select, textarea, #newPostFieldset, #quick-reply table, .modalDecorationPanel, .floatingMenu, #settingsFieldset, .reportFieldset, input[type=button], input[type=submit], button, .dropzone, .selectedCell, #postingForm th, .modalTableBody th { border-color: #444; } // Differentiate pdf/epub thumbnails from webm/mp4 .uploadCell a[href$=".pdf"] img, .uploadCell a[href$="epub+zip"] img { filter: grayscale(100%); } JS // Store the last read post for each thread and scroll to it automatically if (location.pathname.indexOf('/res/') >= 0) { let main = function() { let maxThreads = 300; let delay = 500; let storageKey = 'lastRead'; let lastRead = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem(storageKey)) || {}; let highlighted = null; let scrollTimer = null; let scrollContainer = document.getElementById('mainPanel'); if (lastRead[location.pathname]) { let lastReadPost = document.getElementById(lastRead[location.pathname]); if (lastReadPost) { highlight(lastReadPost); if (!location.hash) lastReadPost.scrollIntoView(); } } function highlight(post) { if (highlighted) highlighted.style.borderBottom = ''; highlighted = post; highlighted.style.borderBottom = 'dashed 1px #555'; } function onScroll() { let scrollBottom = scrollContainer.scrollTop + scrollContainer.offsetHeight; let posts = document.getElementsByClassName('postCell'); let lastReadPost = null; for (let i = 0; i [orange] posts.length; i++) { if (posts[i].offsetTop + posts[i].offsetHeight > scrollBottom) break; lastReadPost = posts[i]; } if (lastReadPost) { delete lastRead[location.pathname]; lastRead[location.pathname] = Number(lastReadPost.id); let keys = Object.keys(lastRead); if (keys.length > maxThreads) delete lastRead[keys[0]]; localStorage.setItem(storageKey, JSON.stringify(lastRead)); } } scrollContainer.addEventListener('scroll', () => { if (scrollTimer) clearTimeout(scrollTimer); scrollTimer = setTimeout(onScroll, delay); }); window.addEventListener('storage', (event) => { if (event.key === storageKey) lastRead = JSON.parse(event.newValue) || {}; }); let refreshButton = document.getElementById('refreshButton'); if (refreshButton) refreshButton.addEventListener('click', () => { let posts = document.getElementsByClassName('postCell'); if (posts.length) highlight(posts[posts.length - 1]); }); }; if (document.readyState === 'complete') main(); else document.addEventListener('readystatechange', (event) => { if (event.target.readyState === 'complete') main(); }); } // Uncheck autorefresh let autorefresh = document.getElementById('checkboxChangeRefresh'); if (autorefresh && autorefresh.checked) autorefresh.click();

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General Distro/DE thread

Hola, comrade Anon. What Linux distro is on your device? What Desktop environment? If you say Windows or Mac you're getting sent to the gulag for using Liberal Yankee cyber imperialist software.

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What laptop brand does /tech/ suggest?

I'm honestly up for any brand, I live in Hong Kong (no I don't support the neolibs that is currently getting ) so I could get some mainland brands as well.

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Laptop

Going to uni, they require people to get a Laptop, here are the requirements they have. What do you guys recommend?

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Tiling windows managers

I am having a discussion with my buddy right now about the pros and cons of tiling windows mangers; Why are they superior? Personally with my time spent using i3 I find it incredibly convenient to have all my windows placed and perfectly sized in a way that maximizes my screen real-estate. He says that he can already do that with a normal GUI interface. He also said the keybindings can be confusing, which, ok, I can understand that, but, practice makes perfect in my opinion. What says you /tech/? Are we Tiling master race here at bunkerchan or not?

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Searx

I know that if I run my own instance of searx is the most private way to search things up. But what about public instances of searx like search.snopyta.org, are they any safer than just using pure duckduckgo? Because I am still trusting a 3 party with my data, the only other advantage that I see using a public instance of searx is that is completely open source. Are there any other positives?
Open

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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread Thread

Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread. I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?

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Revolutionary Fab/ DIY/ Hardware shit

Who's doing lefty tech shit that isn't computer wizardry? 3D printing, open source hardware, electronics, manufacturing, phys sec? Whatcha making? What are some projects you're into? I've been prototyping some mischief doodads - 3D printed throwaway handcuff "keys", slingshots and snips for offending valve-stems/zipties - not that 3D printing is all that useful for -the ppl- but after seeing every idiot with a printed hop on the covid ppe train I wonder if freely available low-cost diy projects might help radicalize the hardware folk. Also been doing actually useful shit like leveraging my access to industrial suppliers to get gloves, respirators and googles out to the secret antifa supersoldiers worldwide

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I have successfully sequenced the programming for the average /pol/ack in python

Heres the code def text(): x = 1 while x == 1 print("nigger") print("chink") print("kike") print("commie") print("goyim") print("jogger")

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Oh god oh fuck I'm retarded. I've never been tech-savvy, just a pleb consoomer and user, never digging deeper than what was on surface level. But it seems to be, based on what I've been hearing for the past two years, that those who don't have a workable knowledge of it will simply be considered the illiterate of the 21st century. What bare bones basic, and I'm talking like Primary School shit I'm just that dense, level stuff should I learn? So far I've got: - Linux (no fucking clue how I'm going to learn it) - Python (seems accessible and is used in some GAN AIs which I find interesting, so kinda motivating) - Ruby (it's easier Python, is it really worth it then?) - C++ (I've just seen it everywhere I have no idea what it actually is) - Java (always thought it was only for free online games) - The Pragmatic Programmer, and that other one that's blue and has weird symbols and like old medieval manuscript people on the front. - I have a 3D printer, and access to Scratch and some kid's programming software. Honestly, I'm not wanting it to be a career, I just don't want to get fucked by glowies and would like to know that I can at least "write my own name/ABCs" etc.

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3x shit 27" @ 1080p/75 IPS Freesync 85%-ish sRGB or 1x 27" 4k/60 LCD 100% sRGB Vega64 Win10 (NSA edition, work) Qubes (daily) Manjaro/Cinnamon (because I hate myself edition) don't game much, don't design for a living, but normally have a ton of windows open

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Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.acm.org/articles/bulletins/2020/march/dl-access-during-covid-19 > Dear ACM Members: > > As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at ACM would like to do what we can to help support the computing community. Many computing researchers and practitioners are now working remotely. In addition, teaching and learning have also moved online as more and more campuses close. > > We believe that ACM can help support research, discovery and learning during this time of crisis by opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. We hope this will help researchers, practitioners and students maintain access to our publications as well as increasing visibility and awareness of ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines. Please be sure to inform your colleagues that the ACM DL is now open, and will continue that way through June 30, 2020. > > This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak. > > Stay well! > > Cherri Pancake > ACM President

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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 kind of projects should a brainlet CS student w way too much time on their hands set out on rn?

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/fglt/ - Install BLFS edition

Regular /g/ has this, might as well make one here. Helpful wikis: https://wiki.debian.org/ (Mainly useful for dpkg based distros) https://wiki.archlinux.org/ (Useful even if you don't use arch. Helped me out of a bind more than once.) https://wiki.gentoo.org/ (Helpful even if you don't use gentoo, check the arch wiki first.) Useful commands: man foo - Use this first, can be used to get info on commands, system calls, standard library functions, basically most everything. apropos foo - Searches man pages for a string. Useful if you forgot a command. whatis foo - gives you a short description of a command. foo -h/--help/-? - Generally gives you the options for a command. Some very strange programs may take -h as an option, so start with --help. help foo - Gives you information on a builtin bash command, stuff like alias or bind. I don't know anything else to toss in here, please share resources if you have them.

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The enemy uses bots. What do we know about how they work? Is there any literature that would help in writing our own? >>478855

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cwtch.im

https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im Has anyone heard of cwtch.im ? it's made by the same people who made ricochet (which is now deprecated). it's still in the early stages but it looks like some sort of multicast version of ricochet. Possible replacement for IRC in the future? whitepaper pdf attached. Reading through it but its using some cryptography terms im not familiar with. written in go

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PC build

Just building a semi-cheap PC to replace my old one I built 3 years ago, it's not really meant to be a brand new state-of-the-art computer but just one that's supposed to have the same power as my old one but that runs better. Also yes I'm using Intel because my past 4 computers have used Ryzen or AMD and milage has varied, intel is shit but at least it's shit that won't turn into a nuke like my AMD did(it was their very first 8-core) and also I'm trying to skimp on money so while expensive and probably not the best performance I at least know it won't require a fucking swimming pool for a cooling unit.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8W2Gq3

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Daily Programming Thread

What are you working on, /roulette/?

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Privacy general

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.

Firefox
====

* 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

Add-ons
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* 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

OS
==

* 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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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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webtorrents to reduce serload ?

Since the servers gets really slow when lots of people post lots of "large" (a few megabytes) files, are web torrents a possible avenue to ease the burden on the server ? https://webtorrent.io/

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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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Seizing the Means of Anonymous Discussion

Recent events have once again highlighted the necessity of a truly communal, self-governed anonymous discussion forum. This thread is for the development of new forms of decentralized anonymous image boards. The problem in need of a solution is this: How can we develop a forum that genuinely empowers its community and allows them to resist censorship? One recent attempt is NNTPChan/Overchan. NNTPChan is a decentralized imageboard that uses the NNTP protocol (network-news transfer protocol) to synchronize content between many different servers. It utilizes cryptographically-signed posts to perform optional/opt-in decentralized moderation. I'm still rather confused on how moderation works there myself. This seems like a great idea, by distributing a forum across a collection of servers one can resist the disruption of any single server. When 8ch was shutdown by its DDoS provider, however, its community didn't find the motivation to learn from this and migrate to a censorship-resistance platform. Instead its subcommunities were scattered to the winds, the ones that survived coalescing back on a number of individual websites using the classical top-down server-owner structure, with all the authority and alienation from its userbase that it necessarily contains. What lessons can be learned from this? Is there more that can be done?

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Instantly Increase Your Happiness (Linux Only)

Open your command prompt (linux) and run the following commands. >wget https://pastebin.com/raw/i5wABwHM >sudo mv i5wABwHM /etc/hosts and badabing badaboom!! There you GO!!

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/dpt/ - Dialectial Programming Thread

What are you working on /tech/?

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So there's a small ongoing discussion atm about Guerilla comms in the following thread. >>>/leftypol/611691 (https://bunkerchan.xyz/leftypol/res/611691.html) So it brings up the question. In a hypothetical SHTF situation in the continental USA, where Guerillas must operate from clandestine forest bases, and move consistently without an abundant power supply or reliable physical networks, also against an adversary with a very large signals department; How do we secretly send messages that only an intended recipient, ie Guerilla command or other groups can read? So one poster suggested a mix of HAM radio types, with modification to allow for encryption, and another suggested LoRaWAN gateways like pest control units or trail cameras use, but with gateways acting as tor servers. What do you guys think?

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Smartphones

Yes, smartphones are cool gadgets: You can read theory, browse /leftypol/ and listen to music on the go! Let's talk about these awesome devices in this thread! What models are you using?

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Email Providers

So based on basic Opsec I've been reading about you should have a seperation of your identity from your logins on TOR and whatnot for reddit or twitter or whatever the fuck. But all that shit requires emails and all these damn email providers require a phone number which defeats the whole purpose? Which email service can I use that won't demand my phone number and let me stay as anonymous as possible online?
Open

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Licky

https://licky.org Cute Discord alternative :)

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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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¡Únete!

Para todos los hispanohablantes: http://5mb6sawho6khkztj.onion/

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Patents and copyright

Should they be abolished? If so, how it would affect technology/development.

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Is there a website where I can see how well a particular GPU can run a particular game? Most of what I want to play is at least 10 years old and I figure that todays integrated graphics can handle that with aploumb. Unfortunately, every website that I can find on this caters to well-off consoomers who want to play the latest AAA "game" (That is more cutscene than game) from EA in 4K on their Windows 10 computer.

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Techlet here. Everyone says Zoom is painfully vulnerable, but I heard if you have a paid account you have options to make it more secure. Is it good enough? Would you trust it?

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Is ubuntu just cringe? Is there any reason to use it instead of pop!os or mint

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Leftist Tech Communities?

Is there something like HackerNews but not infested by Silly Valley's libertarian STEMlords and VC-bootlicking hustlers?

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why arent you using Linux dumbass? You have zero excuses

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gochan

How close is GOCHAN to being done? we need to replace this shit lynxchan software soon. there's also 'jschan' https://zchan.cc/index.html

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Can someone explain me the deal with rust? Like I get it is a programming language similar to C++ and C but it provides more memory safety. Is it worth while switching to it, or is it just better to stick with C and C++ for not very public and big projects?

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Alternatives to matlab and simulink?

I just want to solve my partial differential equations by the line method, and get hopf bifurcation diagrams without getting a blood clot, in a way that is open source and not fucking bloated as fuck, and no python is shit, for those two i need 3 packaged which are completely imcompatible

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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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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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Security general thread

Thread for discussing privacy, anonymity, anything related to software security and online safety

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/scratch/

What is the best way to program and why is it scratch?

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Auto ML zero

Open

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Wifi Fun

Does anyone have success with making wifi misbehave? An idea I just had was to rapidly switch the SSID of an AP, making sure to broadcast the change, and somehow flood a users wifi ap list with your own messages. Looking into it I realized that I use hostapd and the command to rebuild the configuration and restart the service runs quite slow on my system. Is there a programmatic approach? An embedded computer powered by a battery behind a dumpster somewhere public could be like a hidden billboard. <Post ITT if you have ever: > used aircrack to hack a neighbour's WEP access point > If your router runs linux > If your modem and router are two separate devices > If you like networking in general
Open

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What if we uploaded some anarchist cookbook type of shit and get QR links to those. Then we share the QR's on twitter and make people hang /spray them over town so Minneapolis knows what they should do

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CNC Small Arms Manufactring

Is it something practicle for insurgent groups or is it a giant meme?

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Give me one reason that pos editor emacs is better than this bad boy right here? you can't

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Truly, the Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us!

<Between the months of March and April 2020, Windows 7 saw a drop in user market share from 26.23 percent to 25.59 percent. That’s hardly surprising for a 10-year-old, unsupported OS as people finally upgrade to Windows 10. Right? Despite that conventional thinking, Microsoft’s Windows 10 actually experienced a rare drop in market share (down to 56.08 percent in April from its March 2020 share of 57.34 percent). Meanwhile, popular Linux distribution Ubuntu enjoyed an explosive increase. <Canonical's Ubuntu Linux OS saw astonishing gains in marketshare, while WIndows 10 slumped NASEEF FOR JASON EVANGELHO <How explosive? Ubuntu’s overall share of operating system usage ballooned from 0.27% in March to 1.89% in April. To put that in perspective, that’s an increase of 599 percent. <The lift for Canonical’s Ubuntu resulted in Linux usage climbing from 1.36 percent to 2.87 percent. And to frame that up against an interesting Apple data point, NetMarketShare measures macOS Catalina — which also gained user share in April — at 4.15 percent. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/05/06/windows-10-is-bleeding-users-while-ubuntu-linux-enjoys-an-astonishing-increase/ We did it, reddit!

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Telegram

How many of you use this app? It's only moderately spyware, less so than Discord at least. https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/telegram.html Here's a leftist chat I frequent: https://t.me/UAAMeta

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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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3 class society

🥇 the people who own the computers 🥈 the people who tell the computers what to do 🥉 the people who are told what to do by the computers

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I wanted to speed up a video with ffmpeg, did it the https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/How%20to%20speed%20up%20/%20slow%20down%20a%20video way outlined here >ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter_complex "[0:v]setpts=0.5*PTS[v];[0:a]atempo=2.0[a]" -map "[v]" -map "[a]" output.mkv but after 5 minutes of my graphics card sounding like it was going to explode, and being told it was doing 1000fps, i stopped it. it was only a 3 minute clip. Did something go wrong or did I pussy out?

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How are you getting around news paywalls?

I used to go in incognito, but now wapo, NYT, etc, aren't allowing that. How do you do it?

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Any e-mail service recommended by comrades? I need a new one.

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Pirating games on Linux

How hard would it be to pirate games on Linux? There are lots of cracked versions of games for Windows.

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BSD general - /bsd/

A general thread for talking about BSD and operating systems related to it, like openBSD and freeBSD

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Making an Image Board

I am a retard when it comes to programming and shit, but I was wondering how image boards are made. I tried looking it up on Youtube but found very limited results. Wondering how it's done, and what's needed

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Living in the second great depression is fun. Assuming I don't get the Rona making money for Wendy's I'm looking to give away little an uncompensated freshman year coding labor. Get some of that "job experience" or wherever. Any advice on what kinda place to hit up?

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We should all consider running LibreMesh on old routers with Yggdrasil. Even if we don't pay much attention to them after the fact, every little bit helps. Essentially what this would do is give us an alternative to corporate, expensive, and capitalist internet we have today. I have strong expectations from /leftypol/. https://jnblog.neocities.org/running-libremesh-wo-internet.html

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bros wtf does this mean. am i safe?

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ITT: Post your desktop

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Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For Comments

Do not terminate internet connections and other communication services https://labs.ripe.net/Members/job_snijders/dont-terminate-peoples-internet-connections " Here is a plea to keep Internet services on in these times where we rely on online communications. Please do NOT terminate anyone's Internet or hosting service for pre-corona reasons such as 'we want money'. Right now we are facing a pandemic of proportions nobody alive has ever seen. Act responsibly and accordingly: do not shut anything down. Please! To illustrate, in the Netherlands we are in lockdown, because of the COVID-19 hazard: you are expected to *only* leave your house if it is absolutely critical, such as to pick up food from the food distribution centers, to get meds, to go work in a hospital, etc. At the same time we have no idea where everyone is and who is using what Interconnect to do what vital work. Maybe I'm fixing some important BGP thingy via my neighbour's wifi? Maybe she didn't pay her bills? Should she be cut off? Maybe next to her someone was freeloading on that same wifi to look up medical data? Why risk collateral damage by cutting anyone off? The *safest* thing to do right now is to not terminate anyone's access to information (be it connectivity, storage, compute, whatever). We'll mop up society's collective bills at a later point in time, after we deal with the immediate urgency at hand. And during this crisis we have to keep this Internet thing running and available to anyone who may need it. " What else?

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Game modding through excel

Hello everyone, I am politely requesting some help from /tech/'s denizens to help me troubleshoot my Democracy 3 mod from several years. Unfortunately I have basically forgotten how to use the modding tools anymore and do not really know how to fix the problem, so I was looking for some advice. Would any of you be interested in helping me out?

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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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Getting my comrades to use some security in meetings and chat

I am from a Communist Organization in the European Union and we need a secure chat software or site to communicate, this is because we are afraid of leaks or important information about comrades or organization plans getting out. What do you guys think a good and easy software to use? That everyone can easily learn ?

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Cyberwarfare

How do I DDoS a website? Not a fed.

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Encryption

Got a new coreboot computer and I've been stumbling down the rabbit hole of encryption lately. This subject is way bigger and deeper than I expected it to be. File encryption, partition encryption, full-disk encryption, loop-AES, LUKS, VeraCrypt, hidden volumes, Blowfish vs Twofish, and on and on and on. It's all so confusing. What does anon think are some of the best practices for encryption?

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[email protected] and other Distributed Computing projects

What are your thoughts about these programs/projects? [email protected], [email protected], BOINC, etc. Also general thread for discussing distributed computing I guess. For anyone who doesn't even know what this is, The concept is essentially downloading a program that communicates with a server to do computing tasks for a larger network, Essentially becoming a part of a supercomputer, only split up among many computers in many locations instead of in a central location. Intereste in distributed computing for biomedical research has spiked recently with the COVID-19 pandemic. Both [email protected] and [email protected] have projects dedicated to simulating the viral proteins in order to better understand them. [email protected] reportedly has surpassed the exaflop barrier, with the total system having more computing power than many of the top supercomputers combined. I have some specific thoughts and questions to start out with. My thoughts on this is that it is a great idea, and have several computers running the software. I don't like to politicize everything, but it seems like a natural extension of a leftist philosophy to contribute to a larger collective computer that is capable of performing research that could benefit all of humanity. But I have heard a more cynical opinion here and there, that it is effectively giving away your own computing power to a organization who you shouldn't necessarily trust. That private companies could use the data to create drugs or treatments of t heir own and never acknowledge the effort put in by volunteer's computers that provided the research they needed, even if the data is public. I don't agree with this opinion and it seems to be a minority one anywhere the topic is brought up, but if there is any place to be critical of tech from a lefty perspective, it is here. I think this line of thought is more a criticism of how science is used, than the science or technology itself. So what do you think. Good use of collective computing power to perform research, or a porky scam to get us to give up our machine's computing power to crunch numbers for them for free?

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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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Imageboards and cataolgs

Why the hell don't all imageboards just make the catalog page the only page when you open it. Why do they have the "non-catalog" view as the default view. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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I've just recently started to learn how to code, can google my way through basic shit in python, javascript, java How can I contribute to the world while locked up?

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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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Trolling The Free Software Fundies

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

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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 >open source >GPL >end-to-end encryption

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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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Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number Registration

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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Centralization of the Internet; what to do about it and would decentralization come back in a socialist economy?

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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Leftypol Mastodon

I think that leftypol should have a mastodon server of some sort.

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Can some on explain to me how to get this pos installed?

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If my non-gaming laptop overheats everytime I try to game, should I buy a cooling pad or buy better fans? is the cooling pad just a temporary fix or is it actually a solution to hot laptops?

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Secure audio communication

Tech nerds will not comprise the entirety of the revolution. We know this. It's going to include a lot of normies, who can't exactly communicate and coordinate everything through text messaging. As we also know, we live in a world of mass surveillance. We have to give normies options for communicating that can protect themselves from the corporate surveillance state. This thread is for evaluating those options. I am currently looking at phone conferencing options and can't make up my mind on these: -some Matrix protocol tool -some XMPP protocol tool -Jitsi -Jami What I really want is something supporting phone call-ins, for stupid old people who cannot into computers. Phone OS support may also be important. Some options are more suited to these things than others. Maybe even better ones than I've listed. Discuss, please.

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Web-conference and webinar software

Tech, which ones are good and encrypted and open source?

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golang thread

Post any Go-related projects and questions!

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Wobbly: an app for 21st century workers’ power.

Wobbly is a workplace organising platform, being designed and prototyped by a small voluntary team of developers. It’s a communication and coordination tool, with structures and processes modelled on the IWW’s organising style (hence the name, coming from the IWW nickname). We’re creating a space for energetic, powerful, and democratic unions to win struggles, grow. https://notesfrombelow.org/article/an-introduction-to-wobbly https://github.com/Wobbly-App

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Could kovri be better for anonymity than tor?

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Is it worth using fake accounts to make use of free trials?

Could I end up getting arrested if I kept making fake accounts using one of these 10min emails, to enjoy the free trial of ProtonVPN?

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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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NewPipe v0.19 has finally a subscription feed

Why aren't you using NewPipe instead of the regular YouTube App? If you are, good job. If not, you better start soon. Why NewPipe is better than YouTube? >Free and Open Source Software >No Ads >No tracking by Google >Everything is stored locally >Integrated background player >Download every video easily ... the list is endless, just look on https://newpipe.schabi.org

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lynxchan api

Why the fuck did lynxchan abandon their json api? Will bunkerchan ever get a json based API so it can be connected from apps and other places?

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VRMS RIGHT NOW! How did ya do? I got 0.1% of 2756 installed packages

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So how can i attack my country's marshall law text system? Can i ddos it? How can i dedtroy it or make it work for the beneffit of the proletariat ?

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Transhumanism

Born too early to explore the universe too late to explore earth. this literallty maks me Reeee, i'm not afraid of death as much as i'm bothered by the fact that i won't be able to see the galaxy and other planets anyone else feeling like me? how do we fix this?
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Google releases mobilty reports worldwide

Google just started releasing reports regarding traffic activity and where are communities going during the pandemic https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/ Reports for all countries google is tracking now is available. But there are some missing countries from that list, Here are some notable examples: Cuba, Russia, China, Iran.

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Python general

Post your python projects, ask help, anything related to python is welcome

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Brain to machine interface

What do you think about BMIs and relatively recent advancements by companies such as Neuralink? For those of you who don't know what BMIs are, it's a technology that implants electrodes from a chip inside your brain to read neurological activity and possibly send electric signals to your brain in an attempt to interface with computers. Here is Neuralink's white paper in case you are curious https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/703801v4.full.pdf And a popsci video of it, if that's more your thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jOjh6lwp9w&t

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Electrical Engineering / Learning Hardware

I'm looking for recommendations on resources, learning materials, or general advice when it comes to learning about electrical engineering. Books, videos, MIT courses, you name it. I'm open to starting with the absolute basics from Physics 101, which I admittedly have not brushed up on in a while. In addition, I'm also interested in tinkering with hardware as part of the learning process, so any advice on that front would be greatly appreciated.

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Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU J3060 @ 1.60GHz 1.60 GHz Those are my PC specs, obviously I will search this by myself but I'm opening this thread for when I come back and see if you guys know if my computer is just useless for any sort of vidya, that's what I heard once, playing Java Minecraft is impossible and smaller games like Darkwood can only run at super low specs, and even then still with lag.

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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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What's wrong with jfif /tech/bros?

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bunker performance issues

As I'm sure most of you have noticed, bunkerchan has been having a lot of performance issues lately, with Nginx gives 500 internal errors while clicking on random threads or the catalog. When replying you occasionally get a 'connection lost' message. Image links are broken or disappear or don't expand when clicked. The site itself is much more sluggish and slow. The fact is the bunkerchan userbase has grown from 200ish people to about 750+ people and high amounts of engagement and posts per hour. This is good news but also brings the need for a higher level of technicality. What exactly is the problem? some possibilities: - Lynxchan is fundamentally unscalable. as many anons have pointed out this is actually the largest and most active lynxchan install ever created, so its possible that the code itself is shit at scaling having never been tested at that level before. - The server hardware is inadequate. It's possible the app server hardware is not adequate to the problem. The expensive solution, scale vertically by buying bigger, buffer servers. - Configuration. The fact that the errors are 500 seems to indicate not a problem with nginx, but the app on the backend that its reverse proxying (lynxchan). Maybe its possible to increase performance and scalability by using Nginx caching/microcaching of images/pages. This would allow present servers to be able to scale to many hundreds of more users, if done correctly, there are guides to this online but it requires mucking around in the dirty details of nginx config. Cloudflare itself already does alot of caching so the perf improvement from this might not be as great as a non-cloudflare site. any other ideas? (not a member of the technical staff of bunker).

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Cyrilic Encoding in the 1990s?

>>>/leftypol/391425 >There are some Russian posts but they have some weird encoding >>376661 >I was reading about usenet a couple of months ago and stumbled upon a website that has an archive of posts during the August coup from the 19th of August to the 22nd. It has some posts on the website but most of them must be downloaded. They are in the .tar format but they can be read with notepad or notepad++, or any other text editor. >collapse.su

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Capitalism Ruins Everything

Thought this story was worth sharing. A bit of an interesting case example as capitalism ruining everything in the end no matter how benign it starts out and a good cautionary tech security tip/tale. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/the-case-for-limiting-your-browser-extensions/ The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions >Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reported to health insurance provider Blue Shield of California that its Web site was flagged by multiple security products as serving malicious content. Blue Shield quickly removed the unauthorized code. An investigation determined it was injected by a browser extension installed on the computer of a Blue Shield employee who’d edited the Web site in the past month. >The incident is a reminder that browser extensions — however useful or fun they may seem when you install them — typically have a great deal of power and can effectively read and/or write all data in your browsing sessions. And as we’ll see, it’s not uncommon for extension makers to sell or lease their user base to shady advertising firms, or in some cases abandon them to outright cybercriminals. >The health insurance site was compromised after an employee at the company edited content on the site while using a Web browser equipped with a once-benign but now-compromised extension which quietly injected code into the page. >The extension in question was Page Ruler, a Chrome addition with some 400,000 downloads. Page Ruler lets users measure the inch/pixel width of images and other objects on a Web page. But the extension was sold by the original developer a few years back, and for some reason it’s still available from the Google Chrome store despite multiple recent reports from people blaming it for spreading malicious code. You can click through for the rest but long story short the malware adds ads to the page(how late stage capitalism is that? Everything's about the ads.) But, back to the first bit, like I said, what starts as a benign attempt by a inventor to see a need in society and fill it inevitably turns into a device for hackers to hack the users of that originally benign invention. When some users discovered the malicious code and contacted the original(or one of) the original inventors, he just through up his hands in the air and said: "not my problem, I sold it." He was at least nice enough(and I'm surprised whatever deal he made to sell it allows him to do it, maybe someone with more CS knowledge can explain,) to link them to the original source code on git that they could build the plugin themselves from, but it still feels like a dick move, to be at best an unwitting culprit, out of not doing your due diligence, to research who you are selling your work to, and what they plan to do with that work, and at worst a witting accomplice. At the same time I can understand the maker's plight, in that they provide a free service to 100ks (in this case, millions in others,) and you're probably lucky if you can even get 1 out 100 of those users to give you a dime through your e-begging. Then along comes a company, with money, they make you an offer, it's probably more money than you've ever made through your pathetic little Donate button. Can you really say in their shoes you would say no? Tl;dr Capitalism ruins everything, and it's all shit, and it's all fucked to hell, and the government(duh) and mostly likely large, indefinite number of corporations, and lesser known groups, and private individuals probably have access to all the characters and clicks you ever put into these cursed silicon boards. But I don't need to tell you that, this is /leftypol/ (although I'm posting to tech since it was kind of tech centric)

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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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video editor

hi comrades, i need a simple video editor for youtube, something simple like microsoft movie maker used to be

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When you HAVE to use Social Media

Sometimes you just NEED to use a certain social media site for something considering how most-all activity on the internet now goes through about 12 or so sites. I hate these social media sites, and you probably do to, but their ubiquity among the public means that sometimes you just need to use them for whatever reason. So, how can you use a social media site whilst maintaining some security? Obviously you can make a fake account, but what is the best way to do that? What resources can we use to do this? Thanks in advance.

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Hey so I installed mint on a laptop I got from Walmart after my old one exploded. (literally, buss error) So when I was installing I decided to wipe everything off the laptop in favor of an encrypted partition, well, after I rebooted I noticed something: I still have a working windows partition located on /Dev/sdb1 && yes, that is the actual file name it's located on. So what gives? Why the fuck do I still have a version of Windows installed and can I get the d of it with out breaking my computer?? Help /tech/

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programming question

hello fellow comrades, i am trying to make a simple Firefox extenion, however i'm not familiar with XUL nor javascript. my idea was to creat a simple "auto next" for Omegle video. the pseudo cold would be if omegle video mode on check strager's IP if stranger"s IP already seen = next. if stranger's IP not seen yet = do nothing

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/Gpx/

Well, lads, we made it. Congrats. After the hard won victory of having tech placed back on the top bar I realized something though. We don't have any banners! In lieu of this, I am creating a thread for the creation of banners && Graphics manipulation in general. This thread, obviously, will revolve around general gimp/photoshop skills, memes and, of course, banners, what-have you. Enjoy!

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>>>/gulag/3941 Our local code monkey has put together a development roadmap and RFC thread for bunkerchan The thread on /gulag/ is full of feature requests, so let's look at the code over here see if we can help Where is the gits for the front end? The backend is vanilla lynxchan IIRC https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/LynxChan but for local dev, changes to the front end are preferred, presumably to try and keep the backend on vanilla

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They are getting rid of the old youtube. I don't want to use the new mobile flat crap.

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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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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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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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kubernetes

can someone for the love of god explain to me what this thing actually does?

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FLOSS imageboard software

https://github.com/8b2eef7c901269e8e9a6ec532d57b6b1/supremereality What do people think of this IB software? it looks like a higher version of whats running on leftypol.org

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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.

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How to set up linux for tor usage.

I posted this in another thread but I think it deserves its own thread.

I've been seeing a lot of people saying that installing tor is super hard and difficult, and, even if you use windows it's not that hard. All you have to do is install the tor browser and go into the browser bundle files and run the executable for tor, or, just use the browser bundle.

Like it's not hard at all.

But, being the pros (and dirty commies that we are) we don't use fucking bourgeois Microsoft.

So, I've set up a super simple and comprehensive guide to installing and using tor like a pro on Linux.

This is why we use Linux.

STEP ONE:

Downloading tor:

ctrl+alt+t: Open terminal:

Sudo apt install tor
sudo service tor start

STEP TWO:

Downloading and setting up privoxy.
sudo apt install privoxy

Edit the config file:

vim /etc/privoxy/config

(If you don't have vim sudo apt install vim)

add in text at the bottom:
(vim insert mode: press I)

forward-socks5 .onion 127.0.0.1 9050

(press escape)

Type :wq (write quite)

Done, ammo loaded cannons ready to fire.

STEP THREE:

Set up firefox to use tor:

about:preferences: Network settings, Use custom proxy

(Privoxy runs on port 8118) 127.0.0.1 8118
Check off "Use this proxy for all protocols"

Done.

Takes literally 5 seconds and you don't have to inconvenience yourself by downloading a whole brand new fucking browser ONLY for the simple task of bouncing around encrypted packets through a bunch of proxies.

You also don't have to live with the hellscape that is Microsoft and the billions of exploits and bugs in and written for it. (Not to mention back doors.)

And before anyone starts bitching; Setting up firefox for privacy isn't that difficult.

Basically turn off all telemetry and geo location, referer headers (but you will need http refer headers for 8chan) and some other shit, Guide here:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/09/firefox-hardening-guide/

But honestly none of that even matters unless you are a windows user or a pedophile and let's hope you aren't either one of those.

Have a nice day.

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Lets Make a Imageboard - /hobby/ edition

With the official locking of >>>/tech/ I'm moving my development log thread here. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or pass on your suggestions. Much of the template is now complete, the CSS is responsive, usable on every browser that has rem support, and only 3815 bytes. There is still some work to be done which I'll mention in a reply following this. As it stands the plan is to start programming the back-end in OCaml this Monday leaving the finishing touches in the front-end for a later date.

front-end principles
The site should be minimalist. Adding elements unnecessarily makes everything more difficult to implement for and slower.

The site should be responsive. I don't own a device with a touchscreen, but they are omnipresent, and there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to use a website with your touchscreen device well.

The site should be compatible. I'd like to see support for more or less every desktop platform since ~2000 (this is easily done with MyPal PaleMoon, and TenFourFox) and more or less every "smart device" ever.

specifics
Text formatting should be subtle and compose as expected. There should be nothing that would feel be out of place in a book or article.

Web-fonts should not be used. Web-fonts don't improve the usability of the site but increase bandwidth usage and hinder performance for users.

JavaScript should only be used for progressive enhancements and as much of the site as possible should work without it. A Complete list of features which will require JavaScript are: automatic copying of text into the reply form, automatic refreshing of the page along with title notifications, and moving the second reply form.

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Oh, so /tech/ stopped existing.
Wallpaper/desktop thread?

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clojure

what does bunkerchan think of clojure?

its a lisp that actually works for web dev and other SW dev in the modern day.

https://clojure.org/

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Relational/SQL vs NoSQL

what is the advantages of nosql over traditional dbs?

why did programmers from 2006->2015ish all start writing and useing their own databases. whats the point?

people say oh its faster for the programmer because they dont have to write a schema but literally the only thing to change a schema is an alter table statement anyway which takes 30 seconds

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GNU Guix

Is Guix the operating system of the future?

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gaming on linux

do you guys think gaming on linux is picking up steam in 2019?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co6FePZoNgE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYoi_Liqi54

- Steam games on linux/SteamOS: more native titles than ever and protondb making wine setup and config a one click thing.
- Windows 7 support ending, windows 10 sucks donkey balls (Cortana, offline account option now removed as well)
- Intel, AMD graphics drivers at near parity, Nvidia catching up
- Google making a game streaming service (Stadia) means they obviously plan to port games to linux, it can't work without it
- Vulkan API is going to replace both legacy OpenGL and Direct3D (easier to port, even more cross platform engines as well)
- Lutris > playonlinux, making installing top titles extremely easy.

What do you think guys, is 2020 the YEAR OF THE LINUX GAMING DESKTOP?

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Federated Discord

Have you heard of Riot.im?

https://about.riot.im/free

its a federated discord alternative.

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What are you working on?

This is the type of thread that you can write in every time you visit the site! You can do anything from use this as a personal log for your project, to sharing what you're hacking on at the moment, to critique something some else did in the thread, or request help with a bug you're struggling with. I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys are up to!

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Linux Sheeit

Many questions for you nerds:
1. What would be your recommendation for a person who is relativly new to linux but has some coding experience? I was thinking mint because its just easy to use and i used it back on my old laptop and didn't require as much work to maintain in general but im also worried about le spying.
2. What would be the best video editor I can pirate for linux? I want to keep making videos to spread class consciousness and am currently using Sony Vegas. I heard that davinci resolve was good but was wondering your suggestions.
3. Also, is gaming on linux actually okay now?

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Linux, BSD setups

Discuss what's your setup and collection of applications on your personal computers, smartphones, embedded devices, Industrial equipment, etc. for opsec that other anons could use.
Gnu radio for police chatter?
raspberry pi gps with security features?
Special ECM equipment you're willing to show?
Post them here.

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Is Raspberry pi 4 safe to use?
Comparing to Intel/Amd that may be backdoored

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Protonmail

hey what do you guys think of protonmail?

i use gmail right now

>founded at CERN, lol

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Revolutionary tech work

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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Packet sniffing and interception via PAU06 Panda wireless

So I bought this pandawireless wifi card for packet sniffing.
i managed too get it running and in monitor mode on my computer, but, my machine keeps yelling at me about airmon-ng already being installed under "iw" which is what I used to put my dongle into monitor mode, but, I am not seeing any applications with iw loike airdump that allows me to monitor traffic in the area.

Can anyone help me actually make use of my wifi cards monitor mode?

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cybermemes

some /tech/ memes.