Nerve Center

What the fuck is this thing. I keep hearing people talk about it like it's the best filesystem in the universe. explan to a brainlet what the hype is about?

Intel was aware of the chip vulnerability when its CEO sold off $24 million in company stock

It's all tumbling down now. AMD better take advantage of this moment.

Steve Jobs' pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000 at auction

>A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple (AAPL.O) founder’s aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month.

>With an estimated value of about $50,000, the one-page application from 1973, complete with spelling and punctuation errors, lists his name as “Steven jobs” and address as “reed college,” the Oregon college he attended briefly, Boston auction house RR Auction said on Thursday.

>Under a section titled “Special Abilities,” Jobs wrote “tech or design engineer. digital.—from Bay near Hewitt-Packard,” a reference to pioneering California technology company Hewlett-Packard.

>The document but does not state what position Jobs was applying for. Jobs and friend Steve Wozniak founded Apple about three years later. Jobs died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 56.

>Though Jobs responded on the form that he had a driver’s license, he said his access to transportation was “possible, but not probable.” Next to “Phone:” he wrote “none.”

>The document will be part of a pop culture sale by RR Auction that will take place between March 8 and 15.

>Two other Jobs items will appear in the same auction - a Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001, valued at $25,000, and a signed 2008 newspaper clipping, valued at $15,000, with a photo of Jobs and a headline that reads “New, faster iPhone will sell for $199.”

How exactly were they supposed to contact him?

Terry A. Davis

Born: 12/15/1969

Height: 5'11

Currently disappeared.

He last published a video the 15th of December, and since then we only know that he had a complaint against on December 27th.

These are part of the gathered data:

>He has not been in Nye County Detention since 11/09/17.

>He used to camp in Estrella Park (in Phoenix, Arizona).

>His van has 022-RVL has number plate.

>His e-mail

>His landline (or his parents') — (702) 254-4223

Hacking/cyber movies

What's the movie (and other cyber movies) that have a hacker upside down hacking an IR device?

I think it has Wesley Snipes.

old utorrent compromised

>utorrent is okay if you just use an old version

btfo kek

/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Spyware

>In an announcement made on Ubuntu mailing list, Will Cooke, on behalf of the Ubuntu Desktop team, announced Canonical’s plans to collect some data related to the users’ system configuration and the packages installed on their machines

Was DOS based Windows any good?

Remember when Windows was just a GUI to DOS? I do, and I remember loving it.

Is it just nostalgia or was it actually good?

Reverse engineering

How do you reverse engineer custom file formats such as archives?

Are there any resources on doing this?

How does one download audio files from MySpace? YES, I said MySpace. Yes, this is the real life. There are a couple of songs that, believe it or not, only exist on that site, and nowhere else.


>/bin/true used to be an empty file. The shell would open it, do nothing, and exit with a true status code.

>When the Unix Support Group (development organization at Bell Labs) formalized everything, they gave it a long SCCS header, as they did every other file, and then needed to add "exit 0" at the end. The file was therefore infinitely larger than before.

>At some point, somewhere (not sure where) it was decided this was poor engineering, probably because the shell spends time reading that big SCCS header as a comment one byte at a time.

>(It probably became a shell builtin somewhere along the line too, but that's for someone else to study.)

>The command moved to /usr/bin/true. I don't know when, where and especially why.

>Eventually to avoid the unbearable overhead of executing a comment that shouldn't be there at all, someone rewrote true as a C program. What was once an empty file is now a non-portable executable binary compiled from C.

>This is why we can't have good software. This program could literally have been an empty file, a nothing at all, a name capturing the essence perfectly.

>But the inexorable forces of improvement dictate we can't accept that, so here we are:

>% file /usr/bin/true

>/usr/bin/true: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64


>Instead of:

>% file true

>true: empty

>% true

>% echo $?



Redpill me on DuckDuckGo. Why shouldn't I trust them with my searches?

ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts, again.

>tfw the seller of a highly modded X31 does not respond to my inquries anymore

Return of the Oryx Edition!

Differences in usage: OpenBSD & FreeBSD

If you've used both (desktop or server), what's your opinion on them? Do you have a clear favourite for desktop use?

If possible, tell a bit about noteworthy experiences on these:

>initial installation/setup and upgrades


>filesystem layout, ease of configuration

>package manager, ports, updates

>availability and third party packages and their state

>missing features

>supported hardware

What features do you miss from FreeBSD when using OpenBSD and vice versa? If you like ZFS, is there a way to archieve similiar functionalty within Open with the tools that are there - will there be a HAMMER port? Does anything in administration or usage slow you down in the things that you actually want to do?

Please do not discuss the recent CoC nonsense, as there is a separate shitposting thread for this.

How can we travel beyond our solar system?

Redesign Computing From Ground Up

What would computing look like if we redesigned everything from the hardware up? with no attempt at backwards compatibility? Reinvent computing in 2018

I'm loving KDE Plasma vaults

Able to hide my furry porn without dragging in any extra dependencies

How not to be a shithead 101. (Newfag thread)

/tech/'s gotten dragged down by the influx of /g/ refugees lately. Here are some tips for you:

1. If your post is not worth reading, don't fucking post it.

2. Do not start low effort threads with the expectation that someone else does the work for you to make it a thread worth reading. Either put in the effort yourself or don't start the thread.

3. Burden of proof is on the person making the claims. If someone asks you to produce sources/evidence for your claims, produce them, or admit you don't know what you're talking about. No one is obligated to take your shit seriously if you can't produce evidence. Whining about "spoonfeeding" means you're a manchild who can't produce evidence.

4. Keep your shit board-related. Overlap happens, but this isn't >>>/sci/, >>>/pol/, >>>/d/, >>>/fur/, >>>/v/, or >>>/b/.

5. If you are posting for the lulz, be actually funny, not a worthless retard posting memes, sarcasm, and shitposts.

6. Ironic shitposting is just shitposting. Don't shitpost.

7. If at any point in time you are posting shit with the desire that someone give you attention/replies/agreement/praise, you should fuck off to wherever attention whores go. That includes threads that people rate your wallpaper or PC or whatever the fuck show-off bullshit no one cares about.

8. This is not a circlejerk. No one cares that you're cheerleading/supporting/agreeing with another poster. Either contribute to the discussion or don't post.

9. This is not a secret club. You're on a public forum indexed by google that has minimal captcha and not even user registration. Don't fucking force memes or bizarre shit or whine about normalfags/reddit when you get called out for posting like a faggot.

Basically, post shit worth reading and don't be cancer. That's it, honestly.

Also, there's always >>>/g/ if you just want to shitpost, template post, or whatever low effort /g/ shit. There is in fact a /g/ board on 8chan, and /tech/ was a board split from /g/ years ago in an effort to leave cancer behind. Feel free to bring all your cancerposting autism to >>>/g/ instead of /tech/.

Reposting some anon's quality advice from >>848359 into a new thread so all the newfags can see it.

the death of laptop design

>go to [local computer store] looking for new laptops

>they have around 40 out on display, think to myself "oh hey they'll have a wide selection"

>every computer looks like a macbook pro recolor

>every computer has the stupid 2-in-1 hinge gimmick

>every computer has a touchscreen

>evey computer has a chiclet keyboard

>every computer is overpriced (>$600 for 8gb ram, 1 TB HDD, shitty i5/amd cpu, sub-720p panel)

>every computer is made out of shitty plastic

>every computer wouldn't survive a 5 foot drop

>every computer has a horribly misplaced keyboard (i saw a >17 inch laptop with the fucking keyboard taking up 1/3 of the goddamn base, there were like 3.5 wide margins on both sides before the keys even started)

>every computer is shit


Gambas- Open source VBS

What does /tech/ think of gambas? It's like VBS6 but open source, much more streamlined, stable and a bit simpler

Why aren't you using void Linux?

Looks like they dropped on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been running ascii for a while now but I upgraded from Jessie using apt.

If you like the Debian way of doing things but hate Poettering, this is a great distro.

What happened to the debian family?

Take Debian as an example

>switched to systemd even though near half of the dev team said not to

>devuan is better in literally every way

Also take Xubuntu

>now becoming botnet in 18.04

>mx linux is systemd free and is better in literally every way

What happened to debian and its family distros? Why can't they all be as polished as MX?

/dgg/ - DeGoogle General

Friendly reminder that if you're a person who respects their individual privacy and freedom, there is no reason to be using the products created by the botnet that is the Google company.

There is a plethora of options available for you to replace your Google apps that are lighter, faster and better in general, including respect for freedom and privacy.

>search engine?

SearX, DuckDuckGo, StartPage, Yandex (Soviet Botnet)


Pale Moon, Waterfox, Brave, Vivaldi


Self Host,, Proton Mail, Hotmail (Still Botnet) Yandex (Soviet Botnet)

>cloud storage?

Syncthing, ownCloud, Nextcloud

app store?

F-Droid, Yalp for Play Store front end


NewPipe for mobile, not signing in on desktop


XMPP, Signal.


Nextcloud, ownCloud, RadiCAL,


NextCloud, keep it in your emails.


RSS client, Librenews

List of Software you can Self-Host

NextCloud Providers

OwnCloud Providers,

WebMail Comparison

Of course this world is fucked.

What would a perfect, non-fucked technology world look like to you and how would it operate? Of course all software would be open source and well documented, but how would everything be from the ground to the upper echelons of society? Without """The Cloud (tm)(r)""" or bullshit ISP restrictions how would you operate on the move? How would money work? How would we communicate with loved ones? How different would things really be?

Installing Linux alongside Microsoft Windwows

>Friend invites me over for a 21 bong salute


>Arrive, smoke

>Friend decides he suddenly agrees with my pitches about gahnoo+loonix

>Asks if I can install it on his brand new PC


>Retrieve installation media

>Elementary OS 0.4.1 loki amd64

>PC has 4TB Hard drive

>Windows is only using 1TB

>1.9TB "Unknown"

>1.1TB "Unuseable"


>Disk utility unable to touch the "Unusable" partition

>Erase "Unkown", partition as Free Space

>Suddenly "Unuseable" is gone

>~3TB Free Space



>attempt to create 16GB Swap partition

>"# length sector exceeds ms-partition-table enforced maximum of #"


Should I nuke Windows, wipe the drive and start again, or should I just kill myself now?

Announcing Rust 1.24

The Rust team is happy to announce a new version of Rust, 1.24.0. Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

This release contains two very exciting new features: rustfmt and incremental compilation!

For years now, we’ve wanted a tool that automatically can reformat your Rust code to some sort of “standard style.” With this release, we’re happy to announce that a preview of rustfmt can be used with 1.24 stable.

Back in September of 2016 (!!!), we blogged about Incremental Compilation. While that post goes into the details, the idea is basically this: when you’re working on a project, you often compile it, then change something small, then compile again. Historically, the compiler has compiled your entire project, no matter how little you’ve changed the code. The idea with incremental compilation is that you only need to compile the code you’ve actually changed, which means that that second build is faster.

As of Rust 1.24, this is now turned on by default. This means that your builds should get faster! Don’t forget about cargo check when trying to get the lowest possible build times.

This is still not the end story for compiler performance generally, nor incremental compilation specifically. We have a lot more work planned in the future. For example, another change related to performance hit stable this release: codegen-units is now set to 16 by default. One small note about this change: it makes builds faster, but makes the final binary a bit slower. For maximum speed, setting codegen-units to 1 in your Cargo.toml is needed to eke out every last drop of performance.

What is a pointer /tech/?

made some shit

Hey I made an imageboard, how shit is it?

Using /tech/ for greater exposure

If I were better at forensics I would tell you more but if you go to the tech nerve center, someone on one of those boards hacked me. possibly even a mod. I encourage you to use noscript because it happened while I had that disabled.

/rust/ general!

moar rust thread xDDDD



pls discuss

rust thread xDDDDDD

Consumer Advice

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

So what is all this with the forth operating system? Whats it about how does it work?

Is clover OS any good?

Godot 3.0 Release

Godot 3.0 has finally dropped!

Along with modern rendering features like PBR and clustered forward rendering, Godot 3.0 also has VASTLY improved documentation:

You can script it with their python-like GDscript, or actually use a Python or C# (or any language that gets the bindings) plugin. It's free as in freedom, and it is hands-down the best fully-fledge engine for game design on Linux. Why aren't you making video games for freedom yet, /tech/?

What is /tech/'s opinion on based reddit man?

I recently turned 18 and now I have a little question, do you think we are gonna live in a Cyberpunk society in our lifespan?

To be honest I love the Cyberpunk aesthetic but I don't know if in 25-30 years or so we are gonna live in a place with such aesthetic.


How "good" is this to use?

I've been toying around with v3.2 and it doesn't require virtualization to work until v4.

My T500 has options to enable VT-x but for some reason it won't boot or install with them enabled.

It seems I've looked just about everywhere as to why that is, but have yet to find a reason.

I'm probably just blind or stupid.

Their "compatibility list" is such a mess of "yeah sure it will work trust me".

Their latest "Qubes Air" which is some cloud computing version of qubes even talks about how hard it is to find a compatible laptop to get everything working, especially since v4 is going to require virtualization.

Gentoo General

24MB ram edition

Nice bloat, faggot.

Previous thread:

What is your opinion on the nostarch manga guides?

Retard Moon

When I visit 8chan from Pale Moon.

>>Pale Moon users autism confirmed.


Retard Moon

When I visit 8chan from Pale Moon.

>>Pale Moon users autism confirmed.

Are you a human?

Are you a human /tech/? Is there an industry collecting keyboard events, mouse events, scrolling, focus and hover behavior, and so on and then using it to see if you're a real person? Are they using data they collect to profile you possibly down to the individual level? To me it seems weird, I wonder why ad networks would fund browsers in order to push standards which help them do this.

Essential programs for linux?

Also, what is your preference when compiling a kernel from scratch?

what's on the drive?

Is 8chan's javascript free software?

Do you allow 8chan's Javascript to run? Obviously since you're seeing this, I successfully made a thread with JS disabled.

Apple’s new APFS loses data!

Welp it turns out that faggot Tim Cook presided over yet another debacle.


>Learn about Bitcoin when it was about 10$

>Realize I could make massive bank off of it because of it's use in the drug trade online

>Be unable to buy it due to being underage at the time (only real way of buying it at the time was meeting up with some faggot and getting it there) and my family thought it was a retarded idea.

>Now it's worth 10k

>Now all hardware costs more thanks to retarded Bitcoin miners

I mean RAM is fucking over 100$ what the fuck. Fuck Bitcoin. I'll never live this down.

PXE on Pi

When will PXE boot ever be supported on these things?

Long story short I work for a company that uses a shit ton of thin clients that PXE boot images so users can access websites.

I could replace a shit ton of $90 to $120 thin client Intel PCs with these $35 Pi's if they would just support native PXE and didn't require SD cards.

LibreOffice 6 is now out!

After a long wait, everyone's favorite open source office suite has had it's big 6.0 release.

>avoids an entire operating system because of its init system

PSA: focus on more important things about a distribution like stability, security and its package manager and stop worrying about "bloat" shit

>Taking a networking class

>No physical book, just this.

>The fucking index starts at the top with no way of getting to chapter to chapter quickly.

>Reading the "book" is a pain because you either read it in a box the size of a phone or you're reading the content in a box the size of two phones but now you can't see the example.

Who ever thought this was a good idea, to put all the material on some retarded website, deserves a noose.


>Tl;DR: AMT is remotely vulnerable via default passwords

Tech was right again!

Sorry I keep posting ET; they're just my favorite site


Working on code? Post it here!

Not working on code? Open your sh-compatible shell and type `echo $(( ( RANDOM % 145 ) + 1 ))` to choose a challenge. If you have any more of these programming challenges images, please do share.




A flight-sim installer ran a "Chrome Password Dump" tool on copies suspected of "piracy"

Why is it commonly accepted that software installers have root access to the system?

Legitimate software authors ain't gonna abuse it, right?

For bonus points, it seems the passwords were sent over plain HTTP (so a lot of 3rd parties automatically got a copy as well), and it could be possible that in fact they snatched passwords from all users, to err on the side of caution.

Javascript is fucking cancer

Alright. I've fucking had it with this abomination.

>decide to try out react because i want a job

>version from packet manager is outdated

>install obscure other packet manager to install node and react

>takes 10 years and 200TB of storage to install

>use react to create a new project

>everything breaks

>look into the dependencies folder

>800 packages

How do people put up with this shit? Why is a language that was meant to do frontend shit now used for the backend?

When did it all go so wrong?

I need a girlfriend?

I need a girlfriend? How can I find a girlfriend?

How to get girlfriend I don't have one.

I am male.

How to get woman as a friend? I am 18 yrs old don't have any friends

I am stalking woman on FB. I don't have any friends.

I love to stalk every woman from 18-26 on Internet. I am doing this from 2014 and I was 14 age. I do alone secertly

It is my favourite hobby. No ones knows it even my parents because if they find out they won't be happy :)

I stalked woman on FB from 18-26 age in my another account and threatened them for not adding me has a friend.

I need gf especially from 18 age and wanna touch young woman in public also sleep with them.

I wanna f*** young woman with their consent anyway

How to get a gf on internet? I am single 18 years old don't have any friends.

I am sexually frustrated and need gf from 18 also I wanna sleep with her. I wanna touch woman.

I hate marriage and it is b* to me.

I hate arrange marriage. I hate all marriage.

I wanna to sleep with woman and I prefer to have more woman friend mostly from that shares same age I have.

I am not against to have male friend but I prefer woman friend that shares same age I have. You fool.

I like hot sexy good woman.

I kiss my smartphone screen when I see beautiful woman sexy pics especially when I see pictures of beautiful woman in FB.

Most Indian Gym don't allow opposite sex interaction.

Most Indian don't allow to rent their room if the roommate is unmarried opposite sex. Only some Indian do rent their room with unmarried opposite sex which is rear.

I want to stalk woman in real life? How to do that without getting caught.

How to masturbate beautiful woman on public without getting caught?

How to have premarital sex? I wanna lose my virginity.

You have a gf for males or bf for females? Both of you should beat each other.

Fat woman are so ugly even beautiful fat woman are ugly too.

You should beat yourself.

I do masturbate in 3 times a day.

How to get a gf.

Do you f*** yourself everyday?


I don't like prostitute.

I am not against prostitute but won't sleep with prostitute.

I don't f*** prostitute.









I am not in college still in home schooling Grade/Class 12.

Homeschool exam in India thug to pass.


Please help me to get a girlfriend in alternative way.


I will not stopping stalking woman until I get an awesome sexy girlfriend.

So help me to get an awesome sexy girlfriend in alternative way.

Which is it?

foo (bar)


foo ( bar )

kill unix

Why do we still put up with the absolute fucking garbage that it UNIX 1.0. It's time for UNIX 2.0. Let me explain: Processes on linux take as input env variables and an array of c strings, print text (the "universal interchange format") to stdout and stderr then they return a single byte.

Processes are the fundamental building blocks of our operating system. All the build systems, init scripts and package managers we have are made out of this. So it's important for it to be solid i.e. it should be done with well typed structured data - not piles of spagetti strings. There's heen so many problems because of it like invocations failing when inputs start with '-' becaues it get misinterpreted as a flag or programs breaking when the file path contains a space.

We should revise the concept of a process to declaratively explain its input in a well typed form, make a new kind of "terminal" to invoke them that isn't based on simulating a 1970s teletype machine (so shit like resizing and scrolling will actually work), have a scripting language that doesn't misintepret fucking everything you write and work entirely based on pasting strings together and then implement a new set of coreutils where things "ls" simply produce a *list* (an actual data type) of files in the directory instead of just some text that it's recommended you shouldn't ever parse.

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rich with less

i originally were to open this thread on /tv/ but figured there should be some data hoarders here too.

Does anybody have archived contents of the channel "rich with less".

channel is this one. i loved watching it but, somehow, someway he removed everything and even stopped updating his social media.

Botnetting the botnet - Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret bases

CIAniggers get nogged. It's a beautiful thing to watch!

Seriously though, how long until the spyware structure set in place gets so overblown and complex that no one can come close to controlling or understanding it, and it starts eroding the ability of the world's system to function?

Robot wars

THis shit is cool. this is what technology is all about

they program the bots to perform certain things (i think they have cameras. They also can be preprogrammed to fight different people with different tactics

i dont know how to embed yet

Have you forgot of Ross?

2.5" vs 3.5" hdd - the ultimate solution of the hard drive choice

2.5" pros:

-small inside PC, also allows you to have smaller case

-small and light when you need to transport it, can easily be put into jacket pocket

-quiet and low vibration

-low power

-can easily be hidden in your house when police knocks on your door (because it's small and thin)

-can be put into laptop and PC, or used as external drive

3.5" pros:

-big, can store a lot of terabytes

-heavier, less prone against damage

-harder to be stolen

-cheaper per terabyte

-can store a lot more on single platter

What is the ultimate form factor that we all should be using?

Free Software Foundation receives $1 million donation from Pineapple Fund

The anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of Bitcoin to promote and defend free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights.

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced it has received a record-breaking charitable contribution of 91.45 Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund, valued at $1 million at the time of the donation. This gift is a testament to the importance of free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights when technology is interwoven with daily life.

"Free software is more than open source; it is a movement that encourages community collaboration and protects users' freedom," wrote Pine, the Pineapple Fund's founder. "The Free Software Foundation does amazing work, and I'm certain the funds will be put to good use."

"The FSF is honored to receive this generous donation from the Pineapple Fund in service of the free software movement," said John Sullivan, FSF executive director. "We will use it to further empower free software activists and developers around the world. Now is a critical time for computer user freedom, and this gift will make a tremendous difference in our ability, as a movement, to meet the challenges."

The anonymous Pineapple Fund, created to give away $86 million worth of Bitcoin to charities and social causes, "is about making bold and smart bets that hopefully impact everyone in our world."