Nerve Center


you retards have been doing it all wrong. ALL WRONG.

GOD gave us 10 fingers. TEN!! NOT FUCKING TWO!!!

our brains aren't meant for this fucking bullshit.

AI took over long ago and forced us to implement binary computers to make us further and further divorced from it, OUR creation.

computing was better when it was non-binary. before intervention from the binary weenies. AI Computer is CIA backwards. if the binary fucktards put the same development they wasted on binary garbage computers on decimal computers like the IBM 7070, they would have made TEN times the progress!!! WE COULD BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ON MARS RIGHT NOW YOU FUCKING BINARY CUCKS.

/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

Mail encryption thread

Looks like Pretty Easy Privacy is now a thing...


> With Outlook and Thunderbird

> With Android and iOS

> has its own mail server(


Source for android:

Source code for Thunderbird:

So you want us to have a CoC?

>Having been (((encouraged by clients))) to adopt a written code of conduct

>the SQLite developers elected to govern their interactions with each other, with their clients, and with the larger SQLite user community in accordance with the "instruments of good works" from chapter 4 of The Rule of St. Benedict. This code of conduct has proven its mettle in thousands of diverse communities for over 1,500 years, and has served as a baseline for many civil law codes since the time of Charlemagne.

>This rule is strict, and none are able to comply perfectly. Grace is readily granted for minor transgressions. All are encouraged to follow this rule closely, as in so doing they may expect to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. The entire rule is good and wholesome, and yet we make no enforcement of the more introspective aspects.

>Everyone is free to use the SQLite source code, object code, and/or documentation regardless of their opinion of and adherence to this rule. SQLite has been and continues to be completely free to everyone, without precondition.

>However, those who wish to participate in the SQLite community, either by commenting on the public mailing lists or by contributing patches or suggestions or in any other way, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that honors the overarching spirit of the rule, even if they disagree with specific details. Polite and professional discussion is always welcomed, from anyone.

<First of all, love the Lord God with your whole heart, your whole soul, and your whole strength.

<Then, love your neighbor as yourself.

<Do not murder.

<Do not commit adultery.

<Do not steal.

<Do not covet.

<Do not bear false witness.


<Never despair of God's mercy.

Linux Alternative General #2


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

people using your code

Have you ever written something that was used by other people?

Has someone ever approached you and said they like your software?

Does it feel nice?

is wikipedia compromised by sjws?

>check out page for engineers

>cover image is a woman because almost all engineers are women

Bruce Perens, inconsistent statements regarding Copyright, GPL, Open Source Security.

In a prior public statement, Bruce Perens put forth a legal theory where users of a certain piece of Software would be liable for contributory copyright infringement*[1]. This statement, specifically the pronouncement of such damages reachable, is predicated on a pure copyright License theory regarding the grant under-which the Linux Kernel is distributed and modified.

* ( )

As we all know, under a contract theory, damages are quite limited regarding opensource licenses** (See the initial district court determination of Jacobsen v. Katzer) and the legal theory published by Bruce Perens, if analyzed under a contract theory regarding the GPL would become a less-than-likely scenario.

** (For this very reason, the FSF specifically drafted version 2 of the GPL to avoid language that would tend to induce a contract reading rather than a bare license construction. The FSF has maintained for decades that the GPL is a bare license and is not a contract)

It is just that utterance, added by Bruce Perens, regarding contributory copyright infringement damages reachable vis a vis the GPL version 2, that induced upwards of 70 of Open Source Security's clients to cease their business dealings with Open Source Security.

Bruce Perens has recently made known, publicly, that he currently believes in a Contract theory regarding the GPL version 2, specifically regarding the Linux Kernel. He has stated that he, infact, in the past has supplied expert testimony praying to the court for it to find that the GPL is, in fact, a contract (and not a bare (copyright) license). He has stated that the court has indeed relied on his testimony in various pleadings. ***[3]

Here, ( ) Bruce Perens argues that case law has overridden the esteemed Raymond Nimmer's opinion that the GPL is not a contract and is, at best, a failed contract, and likely a bare license akin to a property license. Bruce Perens further clarifies that it was his very own testimony that has convinced the court that the GPL is infact not a bare license and is instead a contract.

If these pleadings were to have occurred prior to the theory published regarding Open Source Security and its Contributor Access Agreement, that would put the lie to any suggestion that Bruce Perens in fact believed in the theory that he published at the time of publication and would instead suggest that rather than proffering his opinion regarding a matter - he was instead intentionally publishing a theory he believed to be a lie in-order to harm Open Source Security - A goal that has indeed been effected (specifically by the "Contributory Copyright Infringement" addendum).



Posted on June 28, 2017 by Bruce

Warning: Grsecurity: Potential contributory infringement and breach of contract risk for customers




Re:Who gives a FUCK about Nimmer? (Score:2)

by Bruce Perens ( 3872 ) <> on Tuesday October 16, 2018 @09:10PM (#57489528) Homepage Journal

If lawyers were never wrong, we'd have no need for courts. Which means they're wrong half the time, or at least the adopt unsupportable arguments half of the time.

Case law has overridden him on the GPL question, thanks in part to my pro-bono testimony. But courts and lawyers still take him seriously. And me, sometimes.


In response to:

>Who gives a FUCK about Nimmer? (Score:0)

>by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 16, 2018 @08:30PM (#57489396)


>Who gives a FUCK about Nimmer?


>He said the GPLv2 was "not a contract" - was "at best" "a failed contract" - "has no consideration" - and thus it is a bare license revocable by >the grantor.


>Free Software has REJECTED this CLOWN Nimmer.

>Thus he is wrong.





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.

Post sites that don't stink

What are some good sites that respect the client? (regardless of the quality of content on the site)


- Google captcha

- completely non-functional without JS

>crippling penalty:

- banning/captcha-walling Tor or VPN usage

- Cloudflare

- not e2e encrypted

>hard mode:


- aesthetically appealing

>beast mode:

- interactive forum with regular activity

- popular

Hi Tech, I'm in a basic electrical class, and my teacher wants me to provide / create something that can be used to attract people at a recruiting event coming up. Since it's only basic electricity, I want to do something that can showcase about what we're learning, and not up sell it for any more than what we're doing.

I had idea's about having something involving LED strips to show how interchanging resistors would effect current [sending pulses of on LED's up the strip, moving faster with lower values, and slower with higher values, as well as doing the same when the value is the same, but switches on the bottom are flipped on, to act like additional levels of voltage also increase current flow]. But I figured that it was more a demonstration of OHM's law, instead of what the course really focuses on.

We covered the basics of Electricity, but the course is much more about being an electrician, so I wanted to work on something involving lighting and light switches, and so I was thinking of having a game of Black Out, using only light switches, and some other really basic electrical components. I am pretty sure it's doable, but I'll be honest, I'm struggling. We've really only covered the most basic, fundamentals of electrical circuits up to the point, but the entire program eventually resolves into full Motor Control, and then diverges into Code study or entering into Logical Control systems for industrial application.

>back to the point

How can I go about wiring a display of lights and switches to play a game of Black out that results in something like the images posted. Is it a task that I can have added complexity to? Would it be useful having 'intermediary' steps between the solution to illustrate to myself more ways? Ideally, I want there to be only the single solution, but I feel like, just with the way light switches work, with no logic built in, there might be other ways to get to the 'answer'.

/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

Blazechan 0.13.0: To The Stars


The blazing fast imageboard

Version 0.13.0-b1: To The Stars Update, Beta 1

NEW: Frontend and backend have been separated from Blazechan and are
not replacable. The documentation for the interfaces will come before
the 0.13.0 release. We are getting closer and closer to a 1.0 release.
CHANGE: The folder layout has been modified a bit. Shell scripts are
now in bin/ and config examples are in etc/.
NEW: The config file is now in JSON format and resides in config.json
in the root directory. The names are pretty much analogous from the
.env file, so migration will be easy. The new configuration file also
gives you the option to change your database backend.
CHANGE: should now be fully working, and as more operating
systems are tested with Blazechan, more systems will be supported. If
your system is not supported, you can skip the check with
--disable-packages at the moment.
CHANGE: Blazechan now doesn't directly depend on Node.js to work, but
the default frontend does. If you install a frontend without it, you
should not need node.js at all.
CHANGE: The API for Blazechan has been tidied up a bit. A major API
refactor is also coming soon, which will make the API reflect more of
the functionality of the main site.

BROKEN: Moderation is currently broken. It will be fixed before the
final release.
BROKEN: Likewise, extensions are broken. This is because the
frontend/backend separation changed both the APIs and the paths of a
lot of functionality.
BROKEN: Some of the panel still doesn't work. See above.

It is finally here. After long last, the engine is fractured but whole. In the coming weeks, I will be slowly fixing the remaining issues, adding in the missing features, and make this imageboard software the greatest among all. I was burnt out for a while in general, couldn't work on any code (went to work like a zombie), now I got out of my burn-out and am back to making imageboards great again.

And yes, the frontend got a rework.

Live testing instance (0.12.0):

Main engine:

Default frontend:

Default backend:

Urmila Mahadev contributes to quantum computing

street shitting women taking our jerbs

so is terry rip?

Legal Remedy for Code of Conduct Change - LKML

Regarding those who are ejected from the Linux Kernel Community after

this CoC:

Contributors can, at any time, rescind the license grant regarding their

property via written notice to those whom they are rescinding the grant

from (regarding their property (code)).

The GPL version 2 lacks a no-rescission clause (the GPL version 3 has

such a clause: to attempt furnish defendants with an estoppel defense,

the Linux Kernel is licensed under version 2, however, as are the past


When the defendants ignore the rescission and continue using the

plaintiff's code, the plaintiff can sue under the copyright statute.

Banned contributors _should_ do this (note: plaintiff is to register

their copyright prior to filing suit, the copyright does not have to be

registered at the time of the violation however)

Additionally when said banned contributors joined the Linux team, they

were under the impression that it was a meritocracy: in-fact this belief

was stated or ratified by those within the governing body regarding

Linux when the contributors began their work (whatever that body was at

that time, it could have been simply Linus, or Linus and a few


The remuneration for the work was implied to be, or perhaps stated, to

be fame as-well as a potential increase in the contributors stature, in

addition to membership in the Linux Kernel club or association, or

whatever it is that the Linux Kernel Community actually is (which a

court may determine... it is something, suffice to say).

Thusly for work, consideration was promised by (Linus? Others? There are

years of mailing list archives with which to determine).

And now that consideration has been clawed-back and the contributors

image has been tarnished.

Thus the worker did work, however the other side of the implied, or

perhaps written (email memorandums), understanding has been violated

(once the contributor has been banned under the new non-meritocratic


Damages could be recovered under: breach of contract, quazi-contract,

libel, false-light. (services rendered for the contractual claims,

future lost income for the libel claims)

In addition to copyright claims. (statutory damages, profits)

For greatest effect, all rescission should be done at once in a bloc.

(With other banned contributors).

Contributors: You were promised something, you laboured for that

promise, and now the promise has become a lie. You have remedies

available to you now, as-well as in the close future.

Additionally, regarding those who promoted the Code of Conduct to be

used against the linux kernel contributors, knowing full well the effect

it would have and desiring those effects; recovery for the ejected

contributors via a tortious interference claim may be possible.

The GPLv2 is not a contract, it is a revocable license.

Here is a paper explaining what the GPL is and is not:

(With full citations).

(PDF attached)

Page 12 starts the relevant discussion.

Page 16 begins the explanation of all the ways the GPL is not a contract.

Later there is a short gloss of state law promissory estopple doctrines.

Remember: in the case of the linux kernel it, unlike other projects, omitted the "or any later version" codicil, and is only under version 2 of the GPL, which makes no promise of irrevocability by grantor.

(Note: The SFConservancy recently chose to publish a "correction" that conflates clauses, within version 2 of the GPL, [that clarify that if a licensee's license is revoked by operation of the license for a violation of the terms, that sub-licensees licenses are not-in-turn automatically revoked] - [with an inexistent irrevocability doctrine within the text of the GPLv2])

(Additionally: Clause 0 of GPLv2 specifically defines the "you" in said clauses as referring to the licensee (not the grantor); the SFConservancy's conflation is shown to be ever more disingenuous)

The Linux Kernel License grant:

Is Not: a contract. [No breach of contract damages vs grantor if rescinded]

Is: a bare license akin to a property license.

And: There is no "irrevocable by grantor" promise in v2. [No promissory estopple defense]

.: Can be rescinded at will.

The Arch Meme

Why is Arch spreading like wildfire? Is there a coordinated effort to propagandize the distribution? I’m honestly curious why Manjaro is so popular, as well as why I have had Arch shoved in my face for the last year or two.

What exactly does the future hold for intel?

Intel is having a rough time of it lately, AMD appears to have finally been able to reap some benefits from their MOAR CORES strategy while at the same time Intel's planned 10nm die shrink appears stillborn and as if being stuck on the same 14nm architecture from 2015 wasn't bad enough they're not even able to move enough parts to fill demand.

AMD's zen 2 line is likely no more than six months away from release, the probability that they will surpass intel in terms of raw IPC are slim and the OC headroom simply does not reach as high but if Intel don't get their shit in order it's really just a matter of time.

At this point whats the likelihood 10nm frustrates Intel to the point they simply try their luck with 7nm instead?

cocc discussion

Why autorities dont shut down this shithole? Is used in their majority for abuse/throaway accounts


is this botnet? do i have to make an account? who stores my data? how does it work? do you guys use it?


can we have a general topic about stack exchange?

> ask a simple question

> 40 comments from incredulous people with the ability to block your question, all pretending not to understand the question in some kind of socratic attempt at "clarifying" it for a totally hypothetical person

This is a form of gaslighting. No wonder programmers all have imposter syndrome and don't trust their own eyes or mind.

Steganography/Hex Editing

If I want to start having a poke at the duo mentioned in the title are there any go-to web pages books or software I should look at? I know that bitch basic Steganography basically just has you appending data after the end tag for the file type. Not entirely sure what software you'd use to do this, i'd assume beyond that you'd be writing short programs to automate the process.

I'd be interested in hearing about anything similar you find interesting that is tangentially related to programming that doesn't involve writing long programs, modifying things/writing short programs is fine.

Terry Davis is not dead

I did some digging... but there was no grave.

Let's start with what we know about Terry Davis.

>Terrence Andrew Davis, born Dec. 15, 1969, allegedly dead Aug. 11, 2018, source

>Let's find out where he lives

> [Embed]

>Go to 1:22

>Terry's address is visible in the TempleOS about section

>We go to and input the address found in TempleOS about section

>Current Owner: Terrence E Davis and Marietta C Davis

>These are his parents, the data matches perfectly on

So this is where we start looking for the grave. We search for Terry Davis, all states, deceased within the last 90 days.


>Terrence Davis

>August 10, 1952 - July 4, 2018

>Ellicott City, Maryland | Age 65

>Age mismatch, state mismatch.

That's fine, maybe we might have to look for Terry instead of Terrence.


>Terry Leggett Davis

>August 13, 1947 - September 7, 2018

>Lucama, North Carolina | Age 71


>Terry Allen Davis

>October 14, 1945 - August 28, 2018

>Madison, Minnesota | Age 72


So... where did we actually get the info that Terry Davis died?


> ayy_lmao 19 days ago [-]

>The guy who admittedly impressioned Terry on social networks is also known for taking money from Terry's PayPal. (Along with at least another guy who manipulated Terry into giving him $200). He said he did all of this "out of concern for Terry" It's the same guy who first claimed Terry's death on twitter.

We are dealing with a hoax! Whoever took over Terry's social media accounts is trying to fake his death! The real Terry Davis is somewhere out there!

Is being 31 too old to go back into college?

LynxChan 2.1

Not much has been added on this version, I'm not even making a logo for it:

Confirmation for board-wise ip deletion

Reporter ban

Latest postings for moderators

Aside from that, just a few convenience changes, like not checking the referral for pages that didn't needed it, like pages that just displayed information, or not using the captcha anymore for some things.

Adobe CC 2019 no longer use amtlib.dll

Adobe CC 2019 apps no longer use amtlib.dll, and offline activation disabled

CC 2019 just got released (via Creative Cloud application), and bad news for those who wanted to use the amtlib.dll crack method and have the latest version. Adobe has removed that file and completely disabled offline activation methods.

For those of you that don't know how Adobe Products work. You can basically download the latest version of their software on their website. Then using painter's amtemu you can crack it. You can even download their autoupdater and keep your pirated version up to date. But looks like this method wont work anymore. So if you use pirated versions of adobe products, don't update them until we have a new crack


>tell a guy to delete all his data

>he actually does it


How come no one has ever expanded on this or made it useable?

Store data in infinite numbers.

You store data inside and it gives you a string which you can use to retrieve the data.

someone should get an AI to use this.

ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Not much Toughbooks in these threads lately edition. Old one hit 400 posts.

/tech/ uni feels

>technical writing class

>30 page COC due on monday

Private Trackers

>Not sure what private trackers are all about?

The mission of /ptg/ is to promote the highest possible standards of tracker service by providing members with opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical competence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members.

>Have a question?






Use >>>/g/ptg as a link to find the /ptg/ thread.

Remember the following:

>Staff occasionally read these generals and have posted here before.

>This is a thread for educational purposes only. Don't offer or ask for invites.

>Staff may pretend to be normal users asking for invites and when you invite them, they ban you for inviting strangers.


x264 christmas freeleech over

nwcd forever btfo

10 freeleech tokens on red

Why aren't you using BSD?

I wish my country cared about its economic security instead of attempting to undermine its own people.

Why are old people so bad at using technology?

I live hundreds of miles away from my dad, and he's clueless about tech, so I have to help him with really basic stuff. He struggles to follow directions that I write for him, can't type his password correctly most of the time, and can't follow even the most basic instructions I give him via text/skype/email/phone.

For a while, I've had him use Skype to share his screen so I can see what he's doing and then I tell him what to do. The UI recently got changed and you have to click a plus icon and then click "share screen" and that's literally all there is to it.

Because the layout is slightly different with this new update, he can't figure out how to do it. He has also forgotten how to take screenshots, and he is really bad with describing what is going on with his computer ("it's not working", "I clicked on it" -- then I ask what is "it" and he can't answer).

I spent a couple hours earlier this week telling him how to use Skype, how to start screen sharing, etc. but no matter how I described it, he couldn't follow my directions. I asked him if he could send me a screenshot because then I'd be able to tell him what to click on. He didn't know how to do that. I tried to tell him how to take a screenshot, and he did everything wrong when I told him how to take one. I eventually had to give up. I told him to post a thread on an official skype help discussion forum thing, and I even emailed the link to him, where he could post something. Days later, I followed up on it to see if he had done it. He didn't. He said he "has a life" and technology is too hard. He always has an excuse for why he's "too busy" but I know that's a lie because he tells me about he spends his free time. What is going on?

I followed up on this yet again I told him to do it again, and waited a few days to see if he did it. Today, I checked in to see if he had posted the thread on the help site, and he gave a semi-confused answer so I'm not even sure if he did it or not. I asked if he could send me a link to the thread he made, and then he got upset and couldn't figure out how, and then started writing walls of text about he's so busy and he's afraid of technology and how it was impossible to do, and how he clicked a report button within skype to report an issue, and then he said there was no url to copy, so he couldn't comply with my request to send him a link, even though this has absolutely nothing to do with what I told him to do earlier.

Are all old people this retarded? Holy shit.

This is a guy who has a master's degree. And he has taken many days and still can't figure out how to copy and paste, take a screenshot, or click a couple buttons in skype.

And, quite often, he blames me when he can't do something correctly. And he asks if I remember his passwords, because he forgets them, even though I set him up with a password manager (which he doesn't use because he's not familiar with it, even though I gave him a one-on-one tutorial for it and send him instructions for how to use it).

Some people are bad at using technology because they're just lazy about it. They would rather do other things. But the thing about my dad is that he puts a TON of time and effort into writing long texts and emails and ranting at me on the phone about how he is too busy or "has a life" and can't do this stuff. He has spent hours and hours telling me why he can't just copy and paste something. Copying and pasting a link takes a couple seconds. So why does he do this?

And you might be thinking, just a few hours... that's not too bad. But this isn't the first time. He is like this for every single thing on his computer or phone. It's probably amounted to hundreds of hours over the years. And keep in mind: he has been using computers for longer than I've been alive. His office job has always required him to sit in front of a computer. I'm not sure how he's still hired when he can't even do basic stuff like this, but the fact of the matter is that it's not like he just hasn't had exposure to tech before. In fact, I'd say he's been using computers in an office environment for longer than most people -- way before computers and smartphones became ubiquitous. But he just doesn't venture outside his comfort zones -- EVER.

Have you ever encountered anyone this backwards with regard to technology?

Consumer Advice

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

Vulkan is now CoC'd

Another high-profile open source project eats Coraline's CoC.

tiling WMs

Can someone explain to me in simple terms what the point of tiling WMs is?


Is the Voyage 200 too OP?

Is easy to program for and to modify, objectively better than anything before, its CAS already too. The only pros the nspire calculators can hold is color screen and templates for operations.

If someone from the HP and Casio corner can enlighten us it would be very appreciated.

ethical approval

hi Admin of the page

do you mind if i use the number of posts on your web page "http://oxwugzccvk3dk6tj.onion/​" in my research, as i want an ethical approval from you

I'm freaking out

Why are many media outlets and random people all of a sudden talking about Mind-Machine interfaces? I thought that was 6 or 7 decades ahead of us. I'm cared, if someone actually figures this out, it will be SHTF and TEOTWAWKI.

I know Musk was just meming to drive ghe share price up, but now USGov is sponsoring neural interface projects.



If this happens, people will start going INSANE. Literally INSANE. If you could hear somene else's voice in your head and if you both operated at different speeds that would be disastrous. Also the machines would need to be 100% perfect in data transmaission and parsing otherwise they could fuck up your brain.

And don't even get me started on the privacy ramifications.

Also get ready for literal sheeple. There'll be no coming back from this. D-Zombies, here we come.

Whats holding back React OS?

With all of this shit going on with Linus Torvalds and a new CoC, I looked for new OS's, and i found React OS, but i heard it cannot run modern programs (Ie. Steam) what is holding back the os from running these programs? Also, are there any easy to use Linux alternatives? (Like Mint level of easy)

Addon/Extension Thread

Post yours!

Alert! ICANN To Shut Down The Internet For 48 Hours To Install New Backdoors Into DNS System

Alert! ICANN To Shut Down The Internet For 48 Hours To Install New Backdoors Into DNS System



Internet users be ready for a widespread network outage that could restrict users from accessing internet. Internet users across the globe are expected to face internet disruption for the next 48 hours. According to Russia Today, the internet will be disrupted for users as key domain servers undergo routine maintenance.

The report from the Russian news organization claims that Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing for maintenance work of domain servers and related network infrastructure. ICANN is planning to change cryptographic key during this maintenance work, which will result in downtime in internet activity across the globe. The planned maintenance set to be undertaken by ICANN will help protect the Domain Name System (DNS), which acts as internet’s very own address book.

Experts are already claiming the change in cryptographic key will help prove as a necessary step for internet protection. This move will help prevent cyber attacks aimed at the DNS systems in the future. The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said this internet shutdown across the globe is necessary to ensure a secure, stable and resilient DNS system.

“To further clarify, some internet users might be affected if their network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for this change. However, this impact can be avoided by enabling the appropriate system security extensions,” it added.

If you have been planning to unwind or disconnect from internet for sometime then here is a great opportunity to do, with a fact that internet might be down for maintenance. It is now confirmed that internet users will face difficulties in accessing web pages or making transactions for the next 48 hours.


Where to begin? I want so much to be in control of my computer. Yet I don’t want to make the leap whereby I could potentially fuck up my hardware indefinitely. Wat do?

last good kernel update on debian, here we go.......

systemD about to get CoC'd

Apparantly systemD isn't cucked enough. I thought they would have adopted this already, but they have not. Poeterring is not a big enough faggot for these people. SystemD is an unwelcoming place for the faggot or the cross dresser. Poeterring is a racist biggot and should be booted from the project.

Cracking the disc check of games?

I have a bunch of older games that still use the disc and I would like to play them without the CD or DVD in my drive (some disc checks won't even work under Wine at all). The usual solution is to download a cracked EXE, but obviously this is just begging for trouble. And that's assuming that there even is a crack for my version of the game (i.e. certain patch version of a certain language).

Is there some resource to learn how to crack disc-based DRM schemes myself? All I can find when I web-search for the topic is already made cracks, not how to make those cracks myself.

Major blow to Indian IT firms in US: Donald Trump’s planned H-1B visa rule changes to hurt Indians

The Trump administration has said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans.

>The Trump administration has said it is planning to “revise” the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans. The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

>The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said On Wednesday that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January, 2019. The DHS said it was also proposing to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B non-immigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorisation.

>The move to end the rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders, who have work permits. The H-4 visas are issued by the USCIS to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the holders of H-1B visa. The DHS said it will “propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation” to increase focus on obtaining the best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B programme. It will also “revise the definition” of employment and employer-employee relationship to “better protect” US workers and wages, the DHS said.

>Such a move, which is part of the Unified Fall Agenda of the Trump administration, will have a detrimental impact on the functioning of Indian IT companies in the US and also small and medium-sized contractual companies in the IT sector, which are mostly owned by Indian-Americans. In addition, the DHS will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders, the administration said.

>The H1-B visa has an annual numerical limit cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year as mandated by the Congress. The first 20,000 petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries with a US master’s degree or higher are exempt from the cap. As an H-1B non-immigrant, the applicant may be admitted for a period of up to three years. The time period may be extended, but generally cannot go beyond a total of six years.

>The DHS said it was also finalising its interim regulation governing petitions filed on behalf of alien workers subject to the annual numerical limitations applicable to the H-1B non-immigrant classification. This rule precludes an individual from filing duplicate petitions on behalf of the same alien temporary worker. The rule also makes accommodations for petitioners to create a more efficient filing process for H-1B petitions subject to the annual numerical limitation.

>Observing that the demand for H-1B visas has often exceeded the numerical limitation, the DHS said it was proposing to establish an electronic registration programme for such applications. This will allow USCIS to more efficiently manage the intake and lottery process for these H-1B petitions, it said. The Trump administration is reviewing the H-1B visa policy that it thinks is being misused by companies to replace American workers.

>The administration has said publicly and also in its court filing that it wants to revoke work permits to H4 visa holders, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans and women. The move will have a major impact on Indian women as they are the major beneficiary of the Obama-era rule. The DHS in its Unified Fall Agenda said it believed that abandoning the current practice of granting employment authorisation to H-4 dependent spouses would benefit some US workers.

>It said the proposed rule would no longer allow H-4 workers to enter the labour market early. The DHS, which has already delayed three times this year issuing of the necessary notification, said it was on its way to remove H-4 dependent spouses from getting work authorisation.

>As of December 25, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services had approved 126,853 applications for employment authorisation for H-4 visa holders. These count all approvals since May 2015 when the rule was implemented. This number includes 90,946 initial approvals, 35,219 renewals, and 688 replacements for lost cards.

Video to webm

What's a good Windows utility for converting any video format to webm? I'd like the options to crop timeline, crop dimensions, resize, flip/rotate, etc. Would also be nice if it could do analysis on the video and identify parts with high bitrates, encode a sample of one of those sections at multiple bitrates for me to review, and let me choose the bitrate that yields the most balanced quality.

Nothing complicated. I want one utility that does it all. I hear ffmpeg does it well. I don't care if I have to learn command line options, though a GUI is preferred.

I will use it almost exclusively for 8chan.

What's your favorite GUI API and why?

Gtk+? Qt? Fltk? Tk?

how can I use youtube-dl to download YouTube videos with the best audio and video available without having to merge separate audio and video files into a single file? I am a brainlet and that shit is just too much for me to handle. I want a single command line that does everything I want.

What's the future of internet? Descentralized? Or the same model we have but using VPNs/Tor?

privacy/anonymity flow?

>get paid cash from casul work/local item sale

>buy core duo or older business laptop locally

>install debian on fresh drive

>run tails for naughty business

>also for naughty business, use tumbled crypto bought with a cash card registered under a pseudonym

>use vpn

>use tor

What are the holes here?

/eternalarchive/ thread

ITT: name ways of archiving music, videos, documents and images with P2P

Remember way back in 2010 when everyone on the planet was hyping HTML5 as the greatest thing to ever happen to the web and will replace all native applications and shit?

Remember when Steve Jobs predicted a future where app stores weren't even a thing and that iDevices would be really powerful web browsers where everything is web apps? Remember when Google doubled down on this concept with Chromebooks and ChromeOS?

Well 2010 was 8, almost 9 years ago, so lets discuss how wrong those predictions were, how right they somewhat were, and what exactly went wrong. HTML5 was expected to replace flash and all interactive applications, but in the end it ended up being used only to spice up web pages and add some nice looking animations.

>HDMI cables with ethernet




As a former VGA man now, is this safe?

Domain Registrars

I was talking about web development with some normies and we got on the topic of registering domains. I mentioned some registrars such as Namecheap and GoDaddy. Two of them laughed when I said GoDaddy. They thought I was making a weird joke. They had a hard time understanding that it was the name of a registrar.

Is this a problem with non-technical luddites, or is GoDaddy just a terrible name for a domain registrar?

Also, which domain registrar(s) do you use?

Mouse pups with same-sex parents born in China using stem cells and gene editing

China Yes!


• Haploid ESCs display PGC-like methylation profiles following in vitro cultivation

• Parthenogenetic and androgenetic haploid ESCs show different demethylation dynamics

• phESCs carrying 3 deleted imprinted regions support normal growth of bimaternal mice

• ahESCs carrying 7 deleted imprinted regions produce live full-term bipaternal mice


Unisexual reproduction is widespread among lower vertebrates, but not in mammals. Deletion of the H19 imprinted region in immature oocytes produced bimaternal mice with defective growth; however, bipaternal reproduction has not been previously achieved in mammals. We found that cultured parthenogenetic and androgenetic haploid embryonic stem cells (haESCs) display DNA hypomethylation resembling that of primordial germ cells. Through MII oocyte injection or sperm coinjection with hypomethylated haploid ESCs carrying specific imprinted region deletions, we obtained live bimaternal and bipaternal mice. Deletion of 3 imprinted regions in parthenogenetic haploid ESCs restored normal growth of fertile bimaternal mice, whereas deletion of 7 imprinted regions in androgenetic haploid ESCs enabled production of live bipaternal mice that died shortly after birth. Phenotypic analyses of organ and body size of these mice support the genetic conflict theory of genomic imprinting. Taken together, our results highlight the factors necessary for crossing same-sex reproduction barriers in mammals.

>uhmm that uhm what I mean is um that thing uhm uhmmm

What the fuck is wrong with him? Why does he have to say "uhm" every other word? I can't even stand listen for a few minutes

Mobile suggestions

What's are some good alternatives to jewgle android?

How do I get a usable phone with internet, without being on the Android botnet?

Console game dev and console dev kits

Has anyone here ever worked on ps4/xbone as a software dev, beta tester etc? How was it? Were you allowed to bring test/dev kits home?


Paul Allen, January 21, 1953 - October 15, 2018

jewtube down

it finally broke


Tor Browser 60

They actually did it. They upgra... *coughs* *spits out blood and semen* ...changed the platform to Firefox 60.

Now I can enjoy having a gazillion "firefox" child processes with the UI freezing each time I load the catalog, all the while using over 300 MB of RAM as usual because fuck efficiency in the CY+3 amirite?

I'd ask what technical reasons do the Tor guys have to base their browser on Firefox and not anything else, like Midori or fucking Dillo even. They're hoping to piggyback on Firefox's bugfixes, is that it? Hoping to piggyback on the fancy kewl stuff like WebRTC which they end up disabling for privacy reasons anyway?



Is the macfag meme legit?


>your OS

>your sexuality

"If it's free, you are the product"

does that mean FOSS is...

okay but shitposting aside, what benefit does FOSS have? the government spies on everything, you have to live in a wood hut to not get spied on by somebody.