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This list is for desktop oriented operating systems. List is ordered roughly by developmental stage.

BSDs - finished, werks:

Name: MidnightBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: OpenBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: NetBSD

License: Simplified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic

Name: Dragonfly BSD

License: Modified BSD License

Kernel: BSD Monolithic/Hybrid

Illumos - mostly server oriented, compatibility layer is there "but haven't ported it yet":

Name: OpenIndiana IllumoS

License: CDDL License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: IllumoS Monolithic

Name: ToaruOS IllumoS

License: UIUC License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: IllumoS Monolithic

Name: Tribblix IllumoS

License: CDDL License (MIT resemblence)

Kernel: Illumos Monolithic

AROS Systems - Amiga-based niche OS, mostly justwerks:

Name: AROS Research OS

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: Icaros Desktop

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: Aspire OS

License: AROS Public License (Mozilla resemblence)

Kernel: Exec Microkernel

Name: AEROS OS (warning: do NOT use)

License: OIN License (Protection racket resemblence)

Kernel: Linux Monolithic (ain't no escape)

Oddball OS - experimental, will become better:

Name: Sculpt OS

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: Genode OSF base-hw Microkernel

Name: Haiku

License: MIT License

Kernel: Haiku Monolithic/Hybrid

GNU/Hurd - experimental and desperately needs more active development because it's borderline abandonware:

Name: Arch Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: Devuan GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: Gentoo GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: GuixSD GNU/Hurd

License: GNU GPL License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

Name: NixOS GNU/Hurd

License: MIT License

Kernel: GNU Mach Microkernel

/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

Intel's Next Chip May Be Auction-Only

>Intel will offer the chip to a select list of OEMs via a series of auctions, to be held once per quarter. The first auction will be held the third week of 2019. Price is not fixed but will fluctuate depending on what the integrator is willing to pay, though there’s always the possibility that Intel has set a base price under which the auction will not clear.

That's it. They've officially lost their fucking minds.

Tabs v Spaces YET AGAIN

/tech/, I don’t understand the benefit of 4 spaces or at the very least how to make myself efficient with spaces. FWIW, I’m using vim, and here are some scenarios. A lot of these are probably because of how much I am used to tabs:

>I’m doublechecking the nesting.

>Holding down that ‘j’ key.

>Oops, I hit a line with a comment in it.

>With tabs, I’m probably going to remain vertically aligned in the correct place.

>With spaces, HAHA YOU’RE FUCKED.

>How deeply nested am I again?

>’0’, count the number of times I press ‘l.’

>with spaces I press it four times as much.

>>Actually, I don’t even do that, I can press ‘V’ and since the highlighting indicates individual characters in a different color than the space inbetween tab characters, I can visually see the nesting number at the beginning of the line.

>I need to close these two loops.

>Just delete two tabs.

>With spaces, go back 8 times…then notice every once in a while I missed a key because the nesting didn’t line up with things previously.

>I move to a new system without all my custom configs because of temporary reasons.

>No matter, typing in a tab isn't that onerous.

>Press enter after a typical nesting character like ‘{‘.

>It automatically indents, but in this case I don’t actually want to indent (yes, there are reasons for wanting this).

>I just press backspace once. Good luck in 4 space land.

Just, in general, what I like about tabs is that it automatically delineates nesting very easily when editing, and it saves on key spaces. If I forget how deeply nested I am, I can see the number of tabs in the beginning, I don’t have to count spaces and divide by 4. There are times where I want to go not just to the beginning of the line, but to a specific nesting number (for example, if I decide to close a loop or tag or what-have-you).

Those of you who use 4 spaces: fucking how? Do you never nest or use loops in your code ever? Are you so obsessed with coding smells that you refuse to nest or something; is that how you deal with the inefficiency? Do you have some crazy assembly of auxiliary code that essentially makes 4 spaces act like tabs(*)? How do you live with yourselves at night? Do you really love your wife’s son, or do you just deal with him?

(*) The only piece of auxiliary code I have is one that changes 4 spaces to tabs while I’m editing, and back to spaces before I save the code again. So I don’t run into these minor irritations while coding.

*codes your shell*

I quit

I started working at 15, when I took a job as a pizza cook. Over the next seven years, I moved up the ranks, to a driver, shift manager, and then as part of the “new store opening team.” The franchise was growing, and we needed to help new franchisees open their new stores. I’d travel to where the new store was a week before they would open, help train the new staff, and then work their opening weekend. It was really fulfilling work; if pizza paid as well as tech, I’d seriously consider doing it forever.

One time, somewhere in Maryland, I got a bit ill. It wasn’t a good idea for me to work the rest of the week, but the company’s top brass would usually visit to cut the ribbon on the store. It was about a four hour drive back to home, and our COO graciously agreed to let me come back to the ‘burgh with him, so I could recover at home. On the drive, I asked him what he did before working here, and the answer really surprised me. “Oh, I was the CEO of American Eagle. I grew them from 20 locations to 200, and then decided to move on.” To a kid from the suburbs, being in charge of one of the most popular clothing brands among my peers seemed like a great gig. Why’d he quit? The answer is something that’s really stuck with me; this happened about fifteen years ago. What he told me was this: at each stage of a company’s growth, they have different needs. Those needs generally require different skills. What he enjoyed, and what he had the skills to do, was to take a tiny company and make it medium sized. Once a company was at that stage of growth, he was less interested and less good at taking them from there. And that was what he was trying to do for our pizza chain.

I’ve mostly worked at small companies. I did a startup, then consulted, then worked for a series of companies with five to 15 people. I quit one of those jobs when I found Rust. What I saw in Rust was something that the world really needed. And I wanted to help it get there. Beyond that, the only real way to get a job working on Rust was to work at Mozilla. And independently of Rust, that was something I’m really excited about.

Here’s a poster on my wall:

I’ve been using Firefox before it was called Firefox. This poster is of a two-page ad that Mozilla took out in the New York Times to announce Firefox 1.0. I’ve long believed in Mozilla’s mission. This was an exciting opportunity!

Fast forward a few years. Rust has been growing, we’re doing great things. I love my team. But every time that this means interacting with Mozilla more broadly, I end up being frustrated. I could say a lot of things here, but I won’t get into the details. What’s really important is this: I’m not proud to be a Mozillian anymore. A variety of incidents contributed to this, but at the end of the day, it’s what’s true. Furthermore, I don’t have any personal opportunity at Mozilla; I recently discovered I’m the lowest-paid person on my team, and Mozilla doesn’t pay particularly well in the first place. In order to have any kind of career growth, I would have to not do the work that doesn’t align with my skills, and what I’m doing now is really how I can have the most impact on Rust moving forward.


what safe ways are there to communicate with:

-humans you know from real life

-humans you know from internets

it has to support Tor and not be a botnet

examples: email, instant messaging apps, voip, cellphone

what should you choose for those two scenarios?

or is communication with humans a mistake?

Windows 7 is coming to an end.

Extended support for windows 7 ends on January 14th 2020 whilst security updates will end for professional and enterprise editions in January 2023. The end of an era is nearing us gentlemen, spend these last years with windows 7 wisely.

better search engines is full of html only websites and interesting things I haven't seen from google.

duckduckgo is privacy focused and doesn't try to curate results according to your search history. But its still not quite as good as google for finding things.

Is there any search engine you can unironically use as a substitute to google or are we pretty much stuck with them forever?

Linux 5.0 to stop non-GPL kernel modules from using floating point or SIMD instructions in a thinly veiled attempt to kill ZFS (the only good FOSS filesystem) on Linux.

Mailing list discussion here, the people behind the decision don't even try to hide their disdain for ZFS even when other kernel developers say the decision will harm them

>My tolerance for ZFS is pretty non-existant.

Note that this will also kill the performance of all non-GPL crypto code and anything else that relies on vector instructions or floating point.


ICQ: "ICQ Official: From December 28, we will no longer support old versions of ICQ and other unofficial applications."

So, what does everyone use to chat/filetrade with these days, then?

/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #3

Last thread:

>>915966 (



>ipfs 0.4.17 is a quick release to fix a major performance regression in bitswap (mostly affecting go-ipfs → js-ipfs transfers). However, while motivated by this fix, this release contains a few other goodies that will excite some users.

>The headline feature in this release is urlstore support. Urlstore is a generalization of the filestore backend that can fetch file blocks from remote URLs on-demand instead of storing them in the local datastore.

>Additionally, we've added support for extracting inline blocks from CIDs (blocks inlined into CIDs using the identity hash function). However, go-ipfs won't yet create such CIDs so you're unlikely to see any in the wild.


>URLStore (ipfs/go-ipfs#4896)

>Add trickle-dag support to the urlstore (ipfs/go-ipfs#5245).

>Allow specifying how the data field in the object get is encoded (ipfs/go-ipfs#5139)

>Add a -U flag to files ls to disable sorting (ipfs/go-ipfs#5219)

>Add an efficient --size-only flag to the repo stat (ipfs/go-ipfs#5010)

>Inline blocks in CIDs (ipfs/go-ipfs#5117)


>Make ipfs files ls -l correctly report the hash and size of files (ipfs/go-ipfs#5045)

>Fix sorting of files ls (ipfs/go-ipfs#5219)

>Improve prefetching in ipfs cat and related commands (ipfs/go-ipfs#5162)

>Better error message when ipfs cp fails (ipfs/go-ipfs#5218)

>Don't wait for the peer to close it's end of a bitswap stream before considering the block "sent" (ipfs/go-ipfs#5258)

>Fix resolving links in sharded directories via the gateway (ipfs/go-ipfs#5271)

>Fix building when there's a space in the current directory (ipfs/go-ipfs#5261)

tl;dr for Beginners

>decentralized P2P network

>like torrenting, but instead of getting a .torrent file or magnet link that shares a pre-set group of files, you get a hash of the files which is searched for in the network and served automatically

>you can add files to the entire network with one line in the CLI or a drag-and-drop into the web interface

>HTTP gateways let you download any hash through your browser without running IPFS

>can stream video files in mpv or VLC (though it's not recommended unless the file has a lot of seeds)

How it Works

When you add a file, the files are cryptographically hashed and a merkle tree is created. These hashes are announced by the IPFS client to the nodes in the network. (The IPFS team often describes the network as a "Merkle forest.") Any user can request one of these hashes and the nodes set up peer connections automatically. If two users share the same file then both of them can seed it to a third person requesting the hash, as opposed to .torrent files/magnets which require both seeders use the same file.


>Is it safe?

It's about as safe as a torrent right now, ignoring the relative obscurity bonus. They are working on integration with TOR and I2P. Check out libp2p if you're curious.

>Is it fast?

Finding a seeder can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It's slowly improving but still requires a fair bit of optimization work. Once the download starts, it's as fast as the peers can offer, just like a torrent.

>Is it a meme?

You be the judge.

It has implementations in Go (meant for desktop integration) and Javascript (meant for browser/server integration) in active development that are functional right now, it has a bunch of side projects that build on it, and it divides important parts of its development (IPLD, libp2p, etc) into separate projects that allow for drop-in support for many existing technologies.

On the other hand, it's still alpha software with a small userbase and has poor network performance.

Websites of interest

Official IPFS HTTP gateway. Slap this in front of a hash and it will download a file from the network. Be warned that this gateway is slower than using the client and accepts DMCAs. — dead

Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

Looks like I will be crawling back to Firefox, on hands and knees.

We were wrong. We were so wrong!

Bloatware Is Proprietary

There is a big problem with a lot of free software nowadays, and that's bloat. There's a really good article put out by the suckless community on this issue ( This page does good at describing the practical problems of bloated software, but I want to talk about the ethical issues surrounding "bloatware".

Now, technically, all bloatware put under a free licence is free software. But that doesn't mean that you can edit it, at least not easily. Freedom 1 of the Four Essential Freedoms states that the user has the freedom to "study how the program works." How the hell can you study the program if it's all jumbled up? This produces the same problem that proprietary blobs do: a gateway from studying how the program works. It may be easier than machine program to read, but given enough lines, the program becomes virtually unreadable.

What are some examples of this?

> chromium, firefox, most GUI web browsers

> bloated window managers

> anything GNU touches

> the big elephant in the room that came from Red Hat

> the Linux kernel (there's no way one program needs 4.8 million lines)

Now, how can we solve this? Start by using simple software. Don't use urxvt, use st. Don't use i3, use dwm. Now that's not to shill the suckless community. But they're really the only ones pushing on this issue, even though they only come at it from a practical perspective. Start by rolling up your sleeves and learning how to patch these programs so they do the things you want them to do.

Another good idea is to build a LFS build using only simple programs. Rather than the GNU utilities, use some of the BSD utilities, or Plan 9. Ideally this should be available in a distro, but that probably won't happen for a while. If anyone wants to work on this with me over the long term, let me know in this thread.

Pic not related, but it is awful programming.

Old Hardware Thread

Post your retro/outdated computer stuffs

>Discuss old hardware

>Discuss uses for old hardware

>Post information about old hardware


I'll start

>imac G5

>pic related

>old as shit pc that is effectively obsolete

Anons in a previous thread mentioned using it as a home server or by installing some kind of linux on it but the tubes have no information pertaining to this particular model.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

/cyber/ vidya 2

Old vidya thread 404s, so here's a new one.

>Philosophy of System Shock: Cyberpunk, Megacorporations, Artificial Intelligence

An in depth overview of the series by some anarcho-capitalist on YT since System Shock 3 is in development (apparently).

Septor Distro of Linux

Septor Distro of Linux

What do you guise think of dis?

(yes, it has system dicks.)


-OS Type: Linux

-Based on: Debian (Testing)

-Origin: Serbia

-Architecture: x86_64

-Desktop: KDE Plasma

-Category: Desktop, Live Medium, Privacy

-Status: Active

>Septor is a Linux distribution which provides users with a pre-configured computing environment for surfing the Internet anonymously. It is based on Debian's "Testing" branch and it uses Privoxy, a privacy-enhancing proxy, together with the Tor anonymity network to modify web page data and HTTP headers before the page is rendered by the browser. The distribution uses KDE Plasma as the preferred desktop environment and it also includes a launcher for downloading the latest Tor Browser, OnionShare for anonymous file sharing, and Ricochet for anonymous instant messaging.

Feature 2019
Release Date 2019-01-01
End Of Life
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1900-2000
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2019

Package 2019
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.7
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18
bind (9.13.5) --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.5
firefox (64.0.2) --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8
glibc (2.28) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.30.2) --
gnucash (3.4) --
gnumeric (1.12.44) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.3) 3.24.2
httpd (2.4.37) 2.4.37
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.12.1) 18.08.1
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.1.7) --
libreoffice (6.1.4) 6.1.3
linux (4.20.2) 4.19.12

Package 2019
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.12) --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.7
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.5) --
NVIDIA (415.25) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (11.0.1) 11.0.1
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1
php (7.3.1) 7.3.0
plasma-desktop (5.14.5) 5.14.3
postfix (3.3.2) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.2
samba (4.9.4) 4.9.4
systemd (240) 239
thunderbird (60.4.0) 60.3.1
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3


What happened to the Internet of old? Where are we now and how did we get here? I'm cold and alone. Where are we going from here?

Social interaction post 2008

Remember in 2008, we would be able to find general communities for various different hobbies, video games, technology, arts, sports, now all that has been swallowed up by giant corporations which breed homogeneous, unoriginal behavior due to being accessible by the unoriginal masses who obey the law of social norms.

Are there still any communities around?

terminal emulators

Do you have a second to talk about terminal emulators?

Is there a reason not to use whatever defeault your distro comes with?

Are there noticable differences between different ones?

Which one are you currently using and why?

GRSecurity Kernel Patch?

Is there any news on this.

Are they ever going to release another open version?

Why do they get to violate the GPL by adding an additional restrictive term (we will punish you if you redistribute the source), when their patch is a non-separable derivative work of the kernel?

hey guys I have some photos that NOBODY MAY EVER SEE where can I hide them?

I personally need to look at them about once a week so I can't bury them or anything but NOBODY ELSE CAN EVER LOOK AT THEM or terrible things will happen to me.

what can I do?

Late night considerations

Reasons to be wary of glow in the darks.

Let's say we have an l33t h4x0r anon shithead.

shithead hax0r has a grand total of 24 hours in his day, if he is like most depressed faggots he likely sleeps for no less than half of those.

depressed faggot now has 12 remaining hours in his day to do shit, lets say it takes him 1-2 hours to do his daily routine (>implying he doesn't eat, sleep, shit, hax, repeat) and another hour or two to cook and eat (>assuming he eats a "normal" diet) so now he is down to ~8 hours in his day. now of course shithead isn't going to spend all 8 of those hax0ring, so lets say 4-6 hours tops of hax0ring, and about as many fucking off online, playing games, shitposting, etc.

how long does it take to "program" a script or something? I have no idea, but I will assume that it is a time heavy process.

this of course also rides on if he has a job, if not it would likely be 2-4 free hours

now lets say shithead hax0r decides to fuck with big bruv, he spends his 2-6 hours free of his day working to troll big bruv.

now they don't like this, but he doesn't care.

what he doesn't know is that they have roughly a dozen people if not hundreds who can all do what he does better and faster, and they get paid to do it for longer. all that + having -full support of the law. -nigh unending budget. -latest and greatest hardware and software+best internet available. -???.

so if we do some simple math, that would mean that just one (1) glownigger can match his daily effort by at least twice, and this just multiplies with eac consecutive glow. and so if they have a team of a dozen or so glows, they could easily do in a day or a week what would take him months or years, up to and including pushing his shit in.

so what kind of things do you think about late at night /tech/?

>inb4 demoralization shill

>tfw 16GB of RAM and you don't even regret it one bit

Mmm, tabs and workspaces...

Did Google stuff-up here? How is that a legit tinyurl URL, /tech/???

Doing jigsaw's (Google's) phishing test to see if it's any good to school the oldies in being safe on the interwebz


when one of their tests was for a scam email that looks legit except for the funky email address (, but the link URL was for a real address so it seemed like a bad scam if it was meant to be a scam.

Still I said it was phishing, and then the test tells me:

>This is tricky, but the link is actually a redirect to something on “t i n y u r l . c o m”.

Ya what?

This is the literal link the "email" had:

< h t t p s : / / g o o g l e . c o m / a m p / t i n y u r l . c o m / y 7 u 8 e w l r

It can't be.

That's not how anything to do with the internet works. R-R-Right, /tech/?

So, here's the question: Has my mind just been blown and the internet is all wibbley-wobbley and nothing like I thought it was, or have jigsaw fugged-up their own bloody test which should have linked:

< h t t p s : / / g o o g l e . c o m . a m p . t i n y u r l . c o m / y 7 u 8 e w l r

If it REALLY is a redirect to t i n y u r l . c o m, then how does this shit work?

Dijkstra's algorithm

I'm having a tough time wrapping my head around this. The way I understand it, I'm building a tree graph where each node's parent is the adjacent node with the smallest number of steps back to the origin. The tree represents a vector field that plots the shortest course back to origin from every node. Yet in this diagram from the wikipedia article some nodes have two parents.

Is this diagram wrong or am I not understanding something?

This is terrible.

Why do people use wordpress again?

You know you want to try it!

Go to shmoocon, see this. What do /tech/?

ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Again more ThinkPads than Toughbooks edition. Old one hit 400 posts once again.

>tfw the GPS module you bought for your CF-19 ended up being one from a CF-18 so it doesn't work

Author rescinds GPL licensed code from "Geek Feminists".



Has been anchored.

>Actually about a decade-old piece of shit news you brainlet

No it isn't, the revocation of the license happened yesterday.

>Because this is a shitty thread about old news regarding that pedokike.

Nope, the revocation of the "Geek Feminists" license /just/ occurred. 2019. January.

And YES, the author can revoke.

You were asking "Oh if you can do it, go an do it".

Now it has been done, and let it be noted that you shut your mouth suddenly.

The last time a revocation of a GPL licensed work happened, it was a blanket-world-wide revocation (differing from this revocation from a small number of people) and the distros DID stop distributing the affected piece of software.

The license is a gratuity, with no interest attached. It can be rescinded by the grantor. Just as you can kick a guest out of your property that has worn out their welcome (you gave them license (permission) to occupy, and now you are rescinding that license), you can do the same regarding other property.

GRSecurity Kernel Patch

Is there any news on this.

Are they ever going to release another open version?

Why do they get to violate the GPL by adding an additional restrictive term (we will punish you if you redistribute the source), when their patch is a non-separable derivative work of the kernel?

Japan-based Debian dev demoted to Maintainer over misunderstandings regarding a SJW dev and CoCks

>Debian Account Managers and (((anti-harrassment))) team called out Norbert Prening over muh incorrect usage of pronouns and other (((disrespectful))) communication

>All his blog posts regarding that SJW

>Prening: XML is a "convolutive pile of shit"

>Prening finally recognizes that systemDick is cancer:

Leddit threads: (discussion thread, shoah'd) (being this triggered over internal political FOSS drama)

Retroshare thread!

Retroshare is a p2p program providing email, chat rooms, file sharing, forums, channels, over fully encrypted tunnels. It can replace most things you need to do online. Find it at or through your distributions package manager. Retroshare has gotten many new features recently.

Retroshare supports full hidden service mode. When you get to the profile creation popup don't use the default. Instead click the advanced button and then configure your tor hidden service. This adds another layer of encryption and provides anonymity. We have a chatroom on retroshare right now. Come try it out!

Chinese scientist to be hung for creating genetically modified people

>He Jiankui is believed to be under house arrest in the Chinese city of Shenzhen

>He may be charged with bribery and corruption for his controversial work

>These crimes are serious in China and can result in the death penalty

>It is claimed He gene edited human embryos and two baby girls were born

>Lulu and Nana were designed to be resistant to HIV, the AIDS virus

Low/No-Budget Schway

Alright, /cyber/fucks, what kind of low cost bullshit do you do to spice up your wageslave lives with a touch of wannabe schway? I went all out, clearly. Ever so carefully taped printouts of stuff found here, and a few thrift store trips to nab blankets, pillows, and a TV to put under my elevated bed with my old PS2.

Give me your best/worst, chummers. Let's inspire eachother and our low-effort comrades.

(I've also got another TV with no input switch. Five brouzouf if anyone wants that piece of drek)

/progsocks/ general

Who /programmingsocks/ here? They are truly the most comfy programming tool around. Nothing is better than staying awake until 4 A.M. in nothing but programming socks and a man-skirt and feeling chills from sleep deprivation, wishing for a heterosexual bf all night to cuddle with so you can warm up with him. Who else knows this pleasure? Pic related, it's me.

OG is for Onions and Garlic

be a /g/ pro in no time! have a big bag of onions!



how tor works:















































garlic also welcome. what sort of onions and garlic are you into?

How many of my people here /BSD/?

Cheap multiheaded frahic card

Is there any cheap/affordable multiheaded video card on teh market? I guess capitalist commrades from China delivered? I just need it to produce 2d output for 3-4 monitors. I dont expect it to be a heroic 3d feast capable piece of silicone.

Consumer Advice

Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.

The scriptless web

Is there a search engine that will filter out any results that have cookies or js in them? More than filter out, it would base its results on that subset of websites only. I.e., it would NOT pagerank the currently available sites, and then apply the filter, but rather it would apply the filter first, and then pagerank THOSE sites.

Wouldn't the subset of the web consisting of no-js essentially be late 90s early 2000s web? I'm not talking about js being bad or good, but in a "media is the message" kind of way I'm wondering about the culture of those sites without js being indicative of a higher quality of content for its users. In other words, does no-js imply a certain culture (beyond just "fucking autistic weeb")?

half-chan finally rangebanned me for shitposting too hard...

Which should I go with? Spend $20 on shitcoin and buy me a 4chan Pass and behave like a good goy or spend a lot more on a VPN and continue to shitpost like crazy?

Any recommendations on which VPNs are guaranteed to work on 4chan?

Quickly learning C

So I might be getting a job using C and I have a week to study it.

I said in my first interview I have a year experience in C even though I don't

I said this because I've programmed using C++, C#, Java and SQL for 4-5 years so I figured it wouldn't be that different.

Sure enough in the first interview I knew the answer to all their questions since most of it bled in from other languages (except some of the stock market ones, has to do with the job). So I'm not too worried.

But just in case I get blindsided by something I want to make sure I'm fully prepared and don't jeopardize anything, especially since its a small team and what they do is a big deal.

What would be a program that I could learn/write that would fill the gaps of what I don't already know with C, in other words, what it would be used for more often than C++ or C#?

Any News on Linux CoC saga?

Is there any news on the linux CoC saga?

Will anyone rescind?

Why has Eben Moglen been silent over these last two months after declaring that he will "correct" those saying that copyright holders could rescind.

Why does everyone say "this is wrong, but we won't lower ourselves to explain how/why".

Is it because they are full of shit?

There is no attached interest.

The grant is gratuitous.

:. It can be freely revoked.

Just like any property license.

"But if they promised they wouldn't revoke and we reasonably relied upon that we have this state law affirmative defense".

They didn't, you can't reasonably rely on what doesn't exist, (note: the case would be removed to federal court as it relates back to a federal case or controversy.), and still no consideration was payed to the rights-holder for this supposed forbearance..

Why is it that I have explained the law, and I'm "WRONG",

where as Eben Moglen and others have NOT explained their claims and they're "RIGHT".

And why is no one talking about this anymore.

Why is it that they can simply make declarations and it is "Correct"

but when I explain the black-letter law, and refute any cases that are brought up,

I am "Wrong".

Please explain this to me, I do not understand.

And why is there silence now?

Clover for Android

For the love of God someone please help me. How do you browse 8chan using Clover for Android?

It adds the website but not the boards! It doesn't recognize that any boards exist and you are not able to manually add them.

Overchan for Android is also not capable of browsing 8chan. I am not willing to consider using a separate app.

I know having less control of my OS sucks, but I kinda want to be able to upload my current system to the cloud before my computer dies. I could just keep making backups and replacing parts to ensure the continuity of a system that I've spent a lot of time customizing, but I've been considering lately that maybe being able to upload my system, and use it remotely, could be an easy way to ensure its existence, instead of starting again from scratch.

The advantage of the AGA computers is that they run a few pixel art programs that can take advantage of the 256 colors offered, but yeah, they were cheaply put together units and they could not hold up with SVGA on the PC side. Ignoring the whole cap thing, the A1200 and A4000 both suffer from power supply problems on their +5V rail pretty much by design, (the A3000 does too, but it's not an AGA) and the A1200 is a super moody computer because Commodore equipped them with a mix of chipset revisions that all had their particularities working with each other and had some bugs. People find complicated to locate bugs and problematic interactions to this day. The OCS/ECS systems on the other side were rock solid. I especially love the A2000. Such an expandable and nicely built machine, only system where Commodore also didn't fuck up the power layout.

It's a pity the graphics cards in Amigas always have been a hack. Both on the hardware and software side. Besides the early Retina, (which was slow as fuck, some NCR chip) all graphics cards on the Amiga have a PC chip with a PCI/ISA bus implemented in GALs/PALs on the card to communicate with the Zorro Bus which never saw native graphics chip implementations as the "professional" Amigas had no market share for companies being interested in doing chips for Zorro. It was slow, it was prone to error and on the software side, P96 and Cybergraphix (or whatever it was called, I barely remember) also had their particularities. No program written for the chipsets (both AGA and OCS/ECS) could properly support the additional colors these cards had to offer. It's a huge pity.

I have some video card here for the big box Amigas (not graphics card, video card) that has an in-hardware MPEG decoder. Guranteed botnet free, I guess. It's purpose is to be connected to a TV via SVIDEO to watch movies from harddrive. That thing barely sold. I wouldn't be suriprised if there were only a few dozen working ones left. Such cards also existed for PCs but were much more plentiful there.

Some day I'm gonna reactivate my A2000, I have both a Blizzard 2060 (with late revision 060) and that Commodore 030 acceleration card for it.

Data Dumps

This board has seen a surge of activity with the happening of Summer, so I'm going to put all of this in to one thread for new chummers. You know what's schway as fuck? Having loads of data on your disk so that you're not selling your soul to the corps every time you look something up. It feels pretty great to have a local store of information that you know you have no matter what. So here's some good dumps to get you started. Please feel free to add anything you want to this thread:

All of the Defcon talks that have been given. There's some schway stuff in there:

The magnet link for the entire /g/entoomen Library:


Huge collection of ebooks from an anon on this board:


The /cyber/ sticky links to the Jinteki site that hasn't been updated in forever. There's still a lot of cool /cyber/ stuff there, ranging from books to tv to movies. Instead of providing a magnet link to each thing mentioned, I'll let you find them yourself. Here's some links:

Jinteki site:

Good torrent search engine:

Another good torrent search engine:

Google: "filetype:pdf <book_name_here>"

FTP servers are great places to get loads of data that you'll never use. Here's some good FTP servers: is a pretty good place to find ftp servers. Most of them are down now because the site hasn't been updated in over a decade, but every now and then you'll find something good. Report back here with anything interesting.

Also, general thread on sharing your large collections of data with friends and family and easily absorbing theirs. What's your technique? I run a fileserver on my home network so that whenever someone comes over I just have them upload to there. It runs a Samba share so it's pretty easy for my non-schway friends to use.

What introduced you to Cyberpunk?

I share this because In the early 2000's rantmedia was doing internet content creation before the normies stormed the web.

Tales of the afternow had a weird way of being somewhat accurate and gave the listener an eyes on the ground view of what was in our future. It was formative to introducing me to the ideas and concepts of cyberpunk. It lead me on a great journey to reading PKD and Gibson and convincing my friends to play Shadowrun.

So Anon, what introduced you to Cyberpunk?

Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

>A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks (e.g., Google voice search, WaveNet). Still, even with today’s state of the art systems, it is often frustrating having to talk to stilted computerized voices that don't understand natural language. In particular, automated phone systems are still struggling to recognize simple words and commands. They don’t engage in a conversation flow and force the caller to adjust to the system instead of the system adjusting to the caller.

Linux Thread?

I love this board, lets be more active, chummers.

Linux Thread! Windows is a botnet and everything Apple is gay.

Recommended Distros? I've been trying to get into Arch but I haven't actually done much with it as of yet.

Also post your desktops, your ricing, ricing tips, security vulnerabilities or whatever other gay shit you retards feel like posting <3

SFTP server

Welp, I saw an old thread for an FTP server, but it was down, so I suppose I'll share my SFTP server.


Username: files

Password: files

Cyber illnesses, disorders, and other afflictions.

A place to discuss afflictions that seem to fit a cyber setting and how.

The obvious are depression and schizophrenia, there are plenty of scenarios that incorporate them.

I think HPPD is a great candidate.

>be grown man who hung out with {insert (potentially fictional) psychedelic here} junkies during adolescence

>kept using and abusing, took a particularly large dose and never came out of it

>now has to spend his hard earned brouzouf on big pharma to live a normal life

>pills are practically poison but has to take them to avoid overstimulation

Sounds like a shitty life. Perfect for cyberpunk.

Also a place to create fictional cyber-esque illnesses if you'd like.

ESR feels Rescind(ers) have good factual case, but need help with public relations

ESR has opined that those who have been making the argument that copyright-holding linux-kernel-programmers have the right to rescind their licenses regarding linux-kernel code they own; have a good factual case, but need help with public relations. The lengthy explanations come off as "obsessive" to the public, but how to explain the foundations of the law and how such relates to the fact-pattern succinctly?


>ESR: The post a few posts above which starts with \u201cSubject Threats of \u201cblackballing\u201d from industry if copyright-holders rescind.\u201d has the links at the end.

Then my thoughts are

(1) It didn\u2019t belong in this post threat.

(2) I think you have a decent factual case. Now, if you could just stop sounding enough like an obsessed crank to be easily written off, you might get somewhere with it.


The "Rescind" discussion has arisen after the implementation of a Code of Conduct, which threatens to penalize gratis programmers for utterances they make anywhere, if deemed offensive. Effectively treating contributors as utterly replaceable employees++. The crux of the matter being that many contributors never signed over ownership of their code, and did not ever receive nor seek any form of payment for their licensing of their code under the GPL version 2 terms; making the license grant a gratuitous license: which under US licensing law are revocable not being supported by an interest, according to the "Recind"(ers).

++ (See statements by Matthew Garret and Bruce Perens to such effect)

Most large projects require contributors to sign over ownership of the copyrights to the project. The FSF has always followed this policy, to avoid contributor rescission, the "Rescind"(ers) contend.

The "lol no" contingent argues that: Indeed contributors are utterly replaceable, and the "Rescind"(ers) are simply wrong because opensource simply wouldn't work if that were the case. They argue that all software licenses are non-revocable because the paralegal "PJ" said so on grok-law. The "lol no" contingent (including the SFConservancy) also claims that a promise exists within the GPLv2** that the grantor will never revoke the license and thus argue that promissory estoppel applies.The "lol no" contingent also says that anyone who tried to rescind would be blackballed from the industry.

**The "Rescind"(ers) note that the cited clause simply declares that should an upstream-licensee have his license automatically revoked due to a violation of the license by the upstream-licensee, the down-stream licensee' license is not in-turn automatically revoked. "Recind"(ers) maintain that this clearly is not a promise by the grantor of irrevocably, amongst other things. The "Recind"(ers) also note that promissory estoppel was created to secure grants to charities and for situations where a person who was promised a transfer of land then invested to improve the land based on that specific promise of transfer. The "Recind"(ers) contend that even in a theoretical case of explicit no-revocation-clause, because the promise is not supported by any consideration, and there is no meeting-of-the-minds, the grantor cannot be held to that supposed promise. The most that could happen, the "Recind"(ers) contend, if there was an unsupported promise not to revoke, is that the licensee may be allowed to continue to use whatever specific version of the Project that contains the rescinded code, that he is currently using, but would not be able to add the code to future version of the Project. The "Recind"(ers), however, contend that there simply is no such promise within the GPLv2 so the issue is moot.

The "Recind"(ers) note that the GPLv3 contains an explicit no-revocation-by-grantor clause, and contend that this was added to adapt to the way the GPLv2 was being used in the wild; and stands as an implicit acknowledgement by the drafters regarding the inadequacies of the GPLv2 when used without a contributor assignment agreement .

(Note: The linux kernel code is licensed under the GPLv2, and does not contain the familiar "and any later version" clause)

Amber screen theme

I was pretty bored with current theme and made amber theme for /cyber/:

To install it, go to options, paste this script from above in custom theme field. Then change base theme to Yotsuba B and press Save

Would appreciate feedback and/or help.

Also, I've found background texture for default theme -

Can board owner finally fix it?

Artificial intelligence of the future

I happened to envision the kind of future that we will have someday. So pay attention on what I'm about to tell you. There are few important points of what a real A.I should be.

1. Your A.I is more than just your love one. That said, your A.I is one most realiable companion you could ever have. Her intelligence could help you deal with tedious or intricate task without you tinkering the simplified way on how to do it. You could simply communicate to her in casual way to do things you like. She is one life saver whenever you're in need.

2. She is not really that smart as you think she is. That because she only do things whenver if there's a request input given to her espcially by you. That means, she cant do anything with her own free will.

3. Not only she could learn things, but she could also teach you to learn things that you don't know. She'll make sure that you will understand on whatever she thought you in a interactive way as long you ask her for help.

4. Great things can happen once she understand herself in more depth about the physical things that are used around her. This allows her to protect you and to take care of the machine intelligently.

So here comes the hard part of building your future A.I. Once the input data is stored, it needs to go into analytical process where all the mathematical procedures are involved to produce another set of code. These new set of code will be used to serve your request, but it can also be a question given from your A.I to you if the input data is insufficient. The length of this code depends on the analytical result that were made. The more complex request from the user, the more sophiticated the code will be. Just remember this anon, the future A.I is yours, best of luck and make it happen.


I need a recommendation for an acoustimeter for personal use trackinng CIAnigger psychotronic weapons that are being used to attack me.

What models or features should i look out for? Gauss, watt, tesla or other units it should use and what type of directional sensors should I be looking for? Does anyone else have experience with EMF meters and radiation based weapons?

Currently, there are several nice looking professional engineer caliber EMF meters on the market but they literally cost an arm and a leg ($500+), are there any alternatives?

i really, REALLY want to start participating in /tech/like communities online. im sick of being a part of the norm.

but what are thriving places? where do you all go? what forums do you shitpost at, what games do you play, where do you watch videos?

Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

Looks like Firefox will be the favored browser on /tech/ once again!

Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

/tech/ surrender note when? Literally nowhere else to go from here.

Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

It's over. We lost.

Google proposes changes to Chromium which would disable uBlock Origin

Looks like I will be crawling back to Firefox, on hands and knees.

Audio Hardware Thread


What AMPs are you faggots using? I'll be getting an HD 6XX soon and is currently looking for an AMP. I'm currently looking at the Fiio E10K and the K3 but don't know the difference between the two. Any amps you'd recommend?

/cyber/ cities

What are some /cyber/ cities? I am going to be graduating university in a few months and then moving somewhere shortly thereafter. Ideally it will be a city with technology jobs, but your suggestions don't necessarily have to have that quality.

Current prospects:

Austin, TX

Seattle, WA

Jim may lose control of 8chan

Hiroyuki to get 2ch and subsidiaries back due to legal case

source is Josh

Where do we move to next?

>tfw no smart backpack

This might be a silly question, but is there any place to download the post-shoah'd grsec kernel patches? I have to imagine there are people who have access to them that post them somewhere.

Dot matrix printers

Redpill me on dot-matrix printers anon. Why are they better than inkjet? Why 24pin is better than 9pin? Why are they so sexy?

Also general dot-matrix printer thread.

Alternative browsers?

Why the browsers performance have been shit by the past year or so?

They used to work just fine.

The moment i install Firefox (Clean) performance goes to ground same for Chrome.

In a poorly optimized kind of way. Also adblockers just won't work.

Opera works like silk but compatibility is very low unless i install the chrome hack.

As you can see i'm a /g/ newfag.

How do you cope when you live in a CIA prison?

The All-Embracing Library

Size 177.96GB. I dare to say contains among the best books of their fields and are supposed not to repeat. It is a extremely well ordered collection by topic, and if you compare the size you soon see its value. Topics range from mathematics, physics, psychology, self improvement, survivalism, the best science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, magazines, and more. Magazines takes about 75 GB and there are many youtube videos, documentaries and conferences so you can exclude these if you want to. All books combined takes about 40 GB or so. But i really recommend downloading other stuff too since you can't really find it somewhere else easily. Did I mention is well sorted and contains only the best books?


It has only one seeder left right now. Used to be many more months ago. Would you kindly share this torrent on places like demonoid, piratebay and other imageboards too? That would be good.

Creative Production on Linux (Audio/Video/Editing)

What do you use/how do you cope? Is there any hope for commercial solutions/VSTs that only support Windows/MacOS to get a Linux port?


I've been caring more and more recently about design as opposed to programming.

How do I get better at UI design for a given program? For a concrete example, if needed, say website design.

Meta-Machine Code

I would like to show off a tool I've created; the included image is an example of the tool with a program I've written loaded; the main page for this tool can be found here:

The page for the only current version of the tool is here; note it is an immature page in comparison:

This is an interactive machine code development environment I've created. The basic idea is each key of the keyboard, decided by position rather than value, is bound to a routine which asks questions until an action can be decided upon. An example is pressing a key for a routine that merely needs two registers in order to complete; you're permitted to enter a register number, the tool won't allow invalid such numbers to be entered at all, it asks again in the same way, and it then writes the finished instruction to the current location; if a name referring to a number was used, that name will likely be displayed instead of the numerical value, varying, and any changes to the name will update the instruction as well.

I wrote this tool in Common Lisp purely because Common Lisp has the necessary primitives. The program is decidedly non-Lispy. I'm planning to write a simpler reimplementation in Ada by the year's end and expect this will be the version that is distributed to package managers and whatnot. Some simple figuring has shown to me that the memory usage for this program, sans any undo and redo mechanism, should be well within an eighth of a megabyte in the general case and below a quarter in all cases.

The tool was borne of my dislike for assemblers. Answers are saved by similar routines and so you can very easily press keys until you find the one you need; you can't touch and feel your way around an assembler. Aside from this, there are also special routines, primarily located on the home row, which control movement, insertion, deletion, jumping around the program space, creating and deleting names, and other necessities.

In contrast to a one or two pass assembler, this is a no-pass tool, as everything must at all times be in a valid state. You can't use a name before it's created; updating a name works modulo its usage size, preventing errors from surpassing limits; and deleting a name merely removes the association, preventing further updates upon changes, among other such measures.

This is a reasonable description of the tool. Currently, only I can use it, because it's not in a friendly state for installation and I only have a correct Dvorak mapping created. I'm also still refining it and removing bugs I've added during this refining. The entire system, including the three libraries I wrote for it, is less than two and a half thousand lines of code.

I've been trying to show this tool to a wider audience, but I've not found much of one yet. Feel free to tell me what you think and ask any questions concerning the tool.

dot matrix printers

Redpill me on dot matrix printers anon. Why are they better than inkjet? Why 24pin is better than 9pin? Why are they so sexy?

Also general dot-matrix printer thread.

Librefox, mainstream Firefox with a better privacy and security

>This project aims at enforcing privacy and security of Firefox without forking the project.

>Librefox uses more than 500 privacy/security/performance settings (gHacks and additional options), patches, Librefox-Addons (optional) and a cleaned bundle of Firefox (updater, crashreporter and Firefox's integrated addons that don't respect privacy are removed).

>Updated Browser : because this project is not a fork, it is kept updated with the latest Firefox version.

>Extensions Firewall : limit internet access for extensions (firewall-test-feature)

>IJWY (I Just Want You To Shut Up) : embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed (zero unauthorized connection by default).

>User Settings Update : gHacks/pyllyukko base is kept up to date.

>Settings Protection : important settings are enforced/locked within mozilla.cfg and policies.json, those settings cannot be changed by addons/updates/Firefox or unwanted/accidental manipulation; To change those settings you can easily do it by editing mozilla.cfg and policies.json.

>Librefox Addons : set of optional Librefox extensions

>Statistics Disabled : telemetry and similar functions are disabled

>Tested Settings : settings are performance aware

>ESR and Tor version (Librefox TBB Beta)

>Tor Librefox Addons : adapted Librefox extensions for TBB

>Multi-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac/and soon Android)

>Dark theme (classic and advanced)

>Recommended and code reviewed addons list


>And much more...


Как пропатчить KDE2 под FreeBSD?

Advice regarding self teaching CS

Since college is a scam, what would be the necesary CS topics to be a top tier game programmer?

I will take note and self study those using books from

Will start from the basics, since I hated math in high school.

>High school math (pre algebra, algebra I II, trigonometry, precalculus)

>College math (calculus I II, linear algebra, discrete math)

>Data structures and Algorithms

>Languages (ASM, C, C#, C++, Lisp, racket, haskell, python, go, java, javascript)

>How a language work (make a compiler)


>Computer graphics (will be one of the last topics to study)

>Fourier transforms and signal processing

>Computer Hardware and Operative Systems

>AI (stats, neural networks, heuristics, fuzzy logic)


These are the ones I imagine every computer scientist should know.

I would appreciate any advice regarding this curriculum.

Right now I feel so angry towards my own ineptitude I decided to properly spend my time self teaching this, doing all the book exercises and I'm determined to not waste more time and actually doing something usefull for my life.

YouTube is now searchable without Javascript.


Demoscene Thread

In short, demos are computer programs showing the amazing capabilities of a given platform in an entertaining way, sort of like a music video, but instead of rendering some animation offline it's real time. Of course modern computers are so powerful it's hard for just few people to make some new thing on pc that was never done before graphics wise, so to make things interesting people are restricting themselfs to small executable sizes like 64 or 4kb, sometimes even just 256 bytes.

I'm personally way more interested in the demoscene for retro computers, Amiga and C64 in particular. Some of you might remember me making such threads before from time to time where I was just posting clips from the demos I liked. Well... I finally started coding on C64 this year and managed to release 3 productions, one even at the largest C64 party in Holland.

For me nothing can best the fun I get from programming demos on the C64. The platform has lots of weird quirks and limitations that really make you think different about creating your desired effects. That's true for most of the retro plarforms, where you didn't have enough ram and fast cpu to just calculate everything, instead you are playing with the raster beam to bend the graphics and using the weird bugs of the chips to produce some unusual results, but I feel like the C64 has the most of unintentional features of the old computers and it also has an awesome soundchip.

Well, here's my crap, feel free download and run in emulator or look up the names on YouTube for videos. If you have a C64 and are able to run it on real HW that's even better. It's PAL only.

I can explain some of the C64 trickery if people are interested

MSDN Channel 9: "Fuck white people"

Why is Christina Warren still working at Microsoft? She presently remains the face of MSDN Channel 9 on Microsoft.

Her infamous "Fuck white people" twat from November 8, 2016 still has not been deleted. You can read the lack of remorse in the comments.

It is public record and shows that Microsoft is becoming a politically treacherous company for vendors who require total neutrality in their cloud IT management. This is not diversity; this is out and out racism. It will not be long limited to "whites".

As you can see, they continue to feed her new video opportunities.


January 11, 2019 episode.

January 4, 2019 episode.

And so on. Developers will not tolerate this and Microsoft cannot be trusted with any further patronage until this ends. You can forget about AI and you can forget about ML.

She needs to be publicly rebuked and fired immediately. This shit will not stand.

New Interoperable Formats for Digital Media

I apologize for coming dangerously close to blogposting here, but since I'm speculating/bouncing ideas off of a wall here, I can't think of a way to write this without it appearing so.

Would making an interoperable format(*) for user profiles and reviews be worthwhile (whatever that means)? I don't have a good grasp and what all it would contain (I'm just bouncing it off of you pathetic incels), but at the minimum it would contain the user's ratings and comments associated with certain links (and the links could relate to any product/service/website) or other profiles of the same format (which would allow the public at large to collect and 'weight' user ratings if they wished--I'll get into privacy concerns regarding this later). Every change to the profile would have some sort of cryptographic verification which would be used to identify different users in the format.

Obviously, currently existing social media platforms would not use it because they already have too much of an existing market share to want to use an interoperable and open format, but there would be two major players that might want to have such a format, as they'd be able to pull off of a larger network of previously existing customer data:

>Newer platforms: Bitchute, Voat, etc..

>Large retailers that are still heavily active in meatspace without as large collection of online customers as other online retailers: Walmart, Best Buy, etc..

Regarding privacy in the format, the biggest part of this would be the need of tags in this interoperable format to store zero-knowledge proofs that the profile was associated with a possible purchase or association to a product or service. That way no immediately identifiable information could be associated with the format, and users could make a new profile for each use if they so chose to maintain anonymity or pseudoanonmity if they wished.

(*) For those who want a better idea of what is meant by interoperability, the EFF has a series of articles about it: , for example (tl;dr: think RSS, RSS is an interoperable format). The EFF's articles are reasons for wanting interoperable formats are pretty much the entire reason for suggestion this.

Pic unrelated.

Can we have a thread on game AI programming?

Why is pacman still considered the peak of game AI?


Hello. We are a group of senior tech specialists who would like to provide a forum for discussion based on mysticism as it relates to the technological world. For three decades now, myself and my colleagues have been devoting ourselves to uncovering lesser known knowledge surrounding programming and it's history in higher planes of thought. The paranormal, the physical, and topics without discernible form all have their places here. We would like to remind you that this channel is very new and requires more setup. We are still regaining contact with our colleagues as well. However, the venue is ready for visitors. Three of us are already present.

So come, join us on Discord at:

(Simply cut and paste the invite link) /wz8JYwh

Windows 7 is coming to an end.

Extended support for windows 7 ends on January 14th 2020 whilst security updates will end for professional and enterprise editions in January 2023. The end of an era is nearing us gentlemen, spend these last years with windows 7 wisely.

So I accidentally a new imageboard

I'm one of those people who saves images off of *booru-type boards, and while I tried to keep it organized I inevitably found myself with folder like "good1", "good17", "abs", etc.

Well, I noticed my sloppy habits were using lots of HDD space, so I wrote a little bash script which would put all the images in one central folder, md5 them, then link them in my categories. Saved some HDD space.

But then I f'd up, and accidentally scrambled my folders. With everything in one big fat disorganized folder with md5 names I really didn't want to put effort into sorting them... ... So I wrote another script which would scrape various booru sites and get the tags for the images I had, dumping them into a text file. I didn't know what to do with it, but I knew it was a good step.

A week later I went back and made another script that would create and populate folder based on searches I threw at it. I could just run something like "prondir big_breasts flat_chest -o bigandsmall", and it worked nicely!

But this was ugly. I like nice things. So this morning I started the bare bones of a proper SQL database, tossed a custom MVC CMS I wrote into it, jammed my tag database in there, and put together a mini-site for my glorious porn browsing.

Then I made it nicer... and I started adding features. I crossed the event horizon of "this is for me" into "hey, I think this could be a thing?" It's only day 1 into "formal" development, but I re-wrote my Bash stuff into PHP, and started on features that I would want. E.g; when you view an image it will also recommend images you might also be interested in.

So, if I keep going on this thing - what would anyone want to see in a new booru board? Since it's only got bare bones, there's not any tech debt, planning now around what everyone wants seems like an idea.

Is every browser just a chrome clone?

Is there actual proof that systemd is a botnet?

Brian Fagioli™ General

All the Fagioli threads go here.

tor /cyber/ chatroom

me and some other anons have been talking about /cyber/ chatrooms in privacy thread. we have tried tox but it turned out pretty bad. since then ive been making an tor chatroom. im happily inviting you to try it, it looks promising to me. i want this to be /cyber/ chatroom, not mine or yours or anybodys, this is our chatroom. there are no names, nothing. i would like to improve it furthermore, im open to ALL ideas. also, when an more experienced and trustworthy anon appears, i would like to give him the whole chatroom to operate.


you should download tor if you dont have it already. it gives you very good protection and anonymity. then go to the .onion below and bookmark it when you are there so you dont lose it


Solus OS

Solus is an independent desktop operating system based on the Linux kernel. It is offered as a curated rolling release model under the slogan "Install Today. Updates Forever". Solus contains a wide variety of desktop environments depending on release chosen, options include Solus's own Budgie Desktop, GNOME, MATE and soon KDE Plasma.

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Scientist Says Einstein, Newton Were Wrong, Gravitational Waves Will Be Renamed As 'Narendra Modi Wa

Tamil Nadu scientist claimed although there is no problem with the experimental physics, theoretical physics, he said, is totally wrong and will be completely destroyed in future.

Adil Rashid

04 January 2019

Scientist Says Einstein, Newton Were Wrong, Gravitational Waves Will Be Renamed As 'Narendra Modi Waves'

Tamil Nadu scientist Kannan Jegathala Krishnan said Einstein and Netwon are wrong.

Photo Credit: Kannan Jegathala Krishnan/Facebook

A scientist at the 106th Indian Science Congress on Friday stunned the audience with his audacious claims regarding modern physics and famous physicists including Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

Kannan Jegathala Krishnan, a delegate at the Science Congress, claimed that modern Physics will be completely destroyed and asserted that a new understanding of Physics will emerge based on his observations.

According to Krishnan's LinkedIn profile, he is a Senior Research Scientist and Coordinator University Education, World Community Service Centre, Aliyar, Tamil Nadu.

Laying his charge on modern Physics, Krishnan said, "In the 21st-century, the super standard model will rule the world, it is also known as the Vellarithi Model of Universe. This will be the only one model, the modern Physics will be completely destroyed."

On gravity and Isaac Newton, he said, "When scientists asked what is a gravitational repulsive force, Newton puzzles to answer because he was not able to understand what is a gravitational repulsive force."

"Luckily his calculations are correct". Krishnan added and went on to say that "there is no problem in experimental Physics at all, the problem is only in the theoretical physics, which means that the scientists have failed to interpret the experiments in the right way." He called it his "proverb".

The Tamil Nadu scientist also said that though Albert Einstein was a genius, he made a "blunder". "Einstein made a big blunder, even though he was a genius, I am telling, he made a big blunder, he was guiding the world in a very very wrong way and today I have completely refined all the theories of Einstein (sic)."

"If Einstein's theory is correct, why is it not compatible with Quantum Mechanics, why can't he give answer for double-slit experiment, why was he not able to give answer for Quantum entanglement, when I can give answer for all the experiments, and my theory sits with every experiment," Krishnan said.

He further claimed that "Actually there is no bend in space-time at all and he (Einstein) didn't even understand it"

His disagreements with Einstein didn't stop there. Talking about Einstein's 'Theory of Relativity', Krishnan said, "What Einstein told was that mass is converted into energy and it is moving at the speed of light, that is why he added C2, you have to understand that he didn't even understand what is energy." "So, completely, E=MC2 is wrong," he argued, wrapping up his attacks on Einstein.

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Dot-matrix printers

Redpill me on dot-matrix printers anon. Why are they better than inkjet? Why 9pin is better than 24pin? Why are they so sexy?

Also general dot-matrix printer thread.

Pencils or Pens?

Which is the only acceptable writing utensil?

Wooden pencil?

Mechanical pencil?


Vision Tech

How can I improve my eyesight?

>inb4 glasses, contacts, lasic

*How can I improve my eyesight without using common methods? are there any technologies I can use to improve my distance vision?

I hate niggers

How do we make sure that we always have a right to express opinions like the given title? How do we make sure computing is always a hostile territory to blacks and worthless subhumans?

I have a fuckhuge imageboard folder and had an idea the other day to make a system where I could expose my collection to the internet in a way that would allow other anons to download stuff and help organize it by submitting tickets to suggest changes (add, remove, move, rename).

So my question for you is this: Are there any existing solutions that I could set up that would accomplish this or would I need to cobble something together?