Nerve Center

If you had one month to learn how to be as productive with Emacs and GNU+Linux as possible, how would you do it?

hard mode:

>no 'install gentoo' or 'read "man emacs"'

and yes, i've installed gentoo and completed the emacs tutorial, while working through a couple of the various manuals atm (GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp


I don't feel I'm nearly good enough yet. Particularly, I'm working toward mastering org-mode and it's feature set, since that's my new and improved brain - and I'd like to get the most out of it.

Does purely P2P applications exists in a world where hosts lies behind layer(s) of NAT?

I was searching about making a P2P program and I found that all techniques in order to hosts behind nats to communicate are by using some kind of server in between them (techniques like UDP/TCP holepunching). So my question is, is there any way (except by using ipv6) to establish a p2p network over the internet that doesn't require some sort of server to start the communication between the peers? I mean, a network that is BY DEFINITION P2P?

/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

Devuan 2.0 ASCII Released

Devuan 2.0 ASCII has now caught up with Debian 9 Stretch in release, and is now only behind in the -updates repository

> being taken down

Alex Jones was right.

Learning how to program the Arduino

This document was made as a reference for teaching myself and others about how to use the Arduino, but it needs to be proof-read by experts.


are these arguments up-to-date? Or arguing against systemd in aug/2018 is pointless?



You don't own nothing goy

As we have predicted, since the millennial is determined to be a class of eternally renting chattel serfs, Apple is pushing hard for developers to switch to subscription based software, or SaaS in our parlance.

>In April 2017, a group of over 30 software developers gathered at a luxury loft in New York City's suuuupper trendy Tribeca neighborhood after receiving an invitation from Apple. They didn't know exactly why they had been summoned gay sex, but all of them had one thing in common aids: they developed apps for Apple's devices, according to people who attended the event.

>Developers, Apple said, needed to realize the business model of apps was (((changing))). Successful apps tended to focus on long-term engagement instead of upfront cost. Indie faggot developers who wanted to capitalize on this needed to move to a subscription model, as Apple had made possible in the past year in a splashy announcement.

>If Apple can't make it worthwhile for developers to make high-quality utilities for the iPhone, then the vibrant software ecosystem that made it so valuable could decay. Apple's main tool to fight the downward pricing pressure on iPhone apps is subscriptions.

>The new way Apple wanted to promote: Instead of users good goys paying for apps once, they'd pay on a regular basis, putting money into developer coffers on a regular schedule shalom. Apple would still get a 30% cut of the subscription's cost, but if a customer continued to subscribe after a year, Apple's cut would go down to 15%.

>This meant that developers needed to spend time turning free customers into high-value customers, and also worry about churn — the percent of customers that used to subscribe but canceled. Apple suggested several tactics, like offering 2-4 options to improve conversion rate, segmenting users by price -- das racist!. Apple also suggested that after a month, it was seeing 41% retention on apps that increased their prices, only slightly lower than the 61% retention that it was seeing when subscription prices were kept the same.

>One of the biggest winners from the changes to the App Store is Lightricks, an Israel-based developer [No coincidence they're getting a free plug] which makes several serious photo editing apps for iPhones and iPads under the Enlight brand. FaceTune was the No. 1 most downloaded paid app on the United States App Store on Friday. It's a paid app that costs $3.99. But although most developers would love to have those kind of numbers, Lightricks cofounder ((Itai Tsiddion))) is more excited about FaceTune 2, which uses the subscription app model.

>If you want to sign up on a monthly basis, FaceTune2 costs $5.99 to unlock. Annually, it costs $32. And if you just want to buy it outright forever, it's a whopping $69.99. "Those are the prices we can command with subscriptions ya worthless goy bastards ," Tsiddion said. "We were pitching, 'we'll get to $20.' We're at $36 now!"

Are you guys as excited as me to never own anything outright? Owning things makes for a poor user experience, really it's so uncool and boomer, ya gotta be dynamic and trendy to participate in this forward looking system of renting everything.

Terry A. Davis

Vanned edition

Latest news:

>Richland (Washington) is the last known position

>he joined the #templeos IRC channel on June 23rd

>(supposedly, the date of recording is unknown) last video was sent to someone by email and uploaded by "The Temple" Youtube channel (

/*actually, to be verified*/ >not in jail, as I checked the inmate database of the counties in the Richland WA area

Older Threads:





Online Spyware Watchdog

Hi /tech/, it's been a while since the last thread about this project, so I thought I would make a new thread because I've been more active in editing the website, and I have more free time now.

The Online Spyware Watchdog is a website I have been working on, on and off for a while, you can visit it here:

This is a website that is supposed to be a resource for learning about spyware- software that collects information about its users. It basically exists right now as a collection of articles that describe specific software, assigns it a "Spyware Score", and then has a detailed explanation of how that software spies on you. The idea of the website is that it's a living document, and that new articles and changes to existing articles are contributed to the website over e-mail. So, it's supposed to be a place on the internet that consolidates all the information about how a certain program is spying on you into one article- you'll notice that if you want to find out all of the ways that a program like Discord spies on you, the information is spread out across the privacy policy and several threads and forum posts that explain other spyware features that the privacy policy doesn't mention. This website is supposed to have a synopsis of all of that information so that people can be more aware of it.

Lately, the website has been getting a lot of traffic, a lot more than it was getting earlier, I think this is because a few weeks ago RMS created a page about why Discord is bad on his website linking to an article on the website: And then there was the controversy about Discord among /pol/ users which happened more recently which probably drove a lot of traffic to the site as well. The website has had almost 40k total hits when i'm writing this. So since a lot of people are looking at the site, I thought I would fix it up a little (I've been working on it more and adding new articles lately) and make a new thread for it.

You can read my earlier thread about this project here:

Rakudo Perl 6

Why aren't you using Perl 6?

#perl6 #perl6-dev on Freenode

The LibreOffice team is STILL salty about Libbie

From the Leddit AMA:

Opinions on ligature enriched fonts

Any of you guys using these types of fonts? It will take me some getting used to, but I'm going to try programming with them for day. This free font in particular seems to be quite popular. Definition included for Pajeet

License: SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007


How do you reduce your e-waste, anon? Normalfags go through shittons of phones and cheap laptops, which get (((recycled))) by having precious metals stripped from them and the rest dumped into some Chinese landfill.

Facebook, Apple, and Youtube ban Alex Jones on Same day

Facebook, Apple, and Youtube ban Alex Jones on Same day

Is this the final end of the free and open internet????

>Facebook’s enforcement action against Jones came just hours after Apple removed Jones from its podcast directory. The timing of Facebook’s announcement was unusual, with the company confirming the ban at 3am local time.

>Jones, who is being sued by the parents of children murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting for claiming the attack was a hoax, is the host of the daily Alex Jones Show podcast and his platform Infowars produces another five podcasts.

>All of those shows were removed from Apple Podcasts save for one, Real News with David Knight, which at present is still on the platform.

My work just made me get a "smart"phone. Can't fuck with the OS (no replicant) what should I do to make it as non-shit as possible? It's a moto e3 play

Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

>Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai knew that the FCC's claims about being hit by a DDoS attack were false.

>An FCC Inspector General (IG) investigation found that the FCC lied to members of Congress multiple times in letters that answered questions about DDoS attacks that never happened. Pai's FCC claimed for more than a year that a May 2017 outage in the public comments system was caused by multiple DDoS attacks. In reality, the FCC system crashed because it was unable to handle an influx of comments triggered by comedian John Oliver asking viewers of his program Last Week Tonight to oppose Pai's net neutrality repeal.

>Today, four Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Pai "demanding to know when he and his staff learned that the Commission had provided inaccurate information about why its comment system went down during the net neutrality repeal public comment period," the Democrats said in an announcement.

>The FCC's lies to Congress were contained in letters Pai sent to lawmakers but were based on the assertions of former FCC CIO David Bray, the IG's report said. Pai has claimed that the IG report proves that he did nothing wrong, but House Democrats want to know exactly when Pai found out that Bray's statements about DDoS attacks were false.

>"[T]he IG found that you made a series of misrepresentations to Congress about the event, which were corrected for the first time in the IG's Report," the Democrats wrote in their letter to Pai.

>The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia declined to prosecute anyone at the FCC even though making false statements to Congress can be punished with fines or imprisonment.

/dpt/ - Daily Programming Thread

What are you working on, /tech/? Don't be shy about asking for help or code review. Keep your posts on-topic, please.

Bash script to pick random number for challenges:

echo $(((RANDOM*145>>15)+1))

C++ even more pozzed!

Is it time to switch to rust?

Firefox will now share your info with another party by default.

>With their next patch Mozilla will introduce two new features to their Firefox browser they call "DNS over HTTPs" (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR). In this article we want to talk especially about the TRR. They advertise it as an additional feature which enables security. We think quite the opposite: we think it's dangerous, and here's why.

I'm so fucking tired of every engine I try is not perfect.

>unity and unreal

BLOAT to the max propietary garbage, literally spyware.

>gamemaker or rpg maker

literally toys and propietary.


can't even use the latest version on my toaster nor I can get the third party modules to work.


can't even get working the wizard on my linux


trash language made by thirld worlders.

Every fucking engine is garbage, bloated or using third party meme shit like Net framework or Oracle garbage.

And I'm sick of doing something and hoping there's not some magical bug in the engine.

I just wanna make games but every fucking retards keep telling me that raw Opengl and SDL are just impossible to use and that I shouldn't make my own engine and that is hard as fuck.

At this point I'm so frustrated by this.

Turkey to boycott apple

Anyone's thoughts? I think apple will already have dirt on the Turkish president and his government so its kinda retarded..

I just tried windows 10 and holy shit it's really impressive how the pajeets could fuck up as much as they could, it's probably the worst OS i have ever used i would prefeer running FUCKING! WINDOWS VISTA!!!! over this 200$ shit.

How could anyone willingly use this?

How can Pajeetsoft™ not be bankrupt yet?

Which one?

im a noob in coding and i started few months ago to learn c++ and realized that its kinda pain in the ass and i quickly lose motivation and i tought about maybe switching to python and then learning c++

what do you think?

Reasons for not using OpenBSD

I am looking to kick Linux out of my life completely, after using Gentoo for years. I can't take the normification, simplification and pussyfication of the Linux desktop anymore.

I love OpenBSD's refusal to implement democracy into their management, their emphasis on code quality and simplicity and cleanliness, but I'd like to know more about their shortcomings.

I'm talking about things like the claims that there isn't proper SMP implemented into it (and the latest stuff about disabling hyperthreading), the claims that any kind of hardware video acceleration is absent (obviously no Nvidia drivers but what about Intel's Integrated Graphics), the things about Theo de Radt hacking someone's router and remapping his keyboard, the rumors about Theo implementing bakdoors in exchange for money from the government.

Also, I'd like to have something like Gentoo's USE flags in OpenBSD--is it achievable using pkgsrc?


Is it worth a shit? SUSEniggers swear by it but I’m not convinced until I have tried it. Anyone have experience with it?

Classy Distro Thread

Not classy distros, just advice from non-ricers about distros.

Linux Lite

I used this distro initially because I wanted a solid solution to a crappy laptop.

It performed, and was very smooth and ZERO hiccups.

It's intuitive, fast, and agile, and allows you to learn the command line and have all of the misnomers of GNU/Linux

You can load it as a live version also, and peruse many of the hidden system files on most computers.

Also, I'm getting a new linux distro next week and I just want some direction. Thx

Blazechan 0.12.0: Road to Decentralization


The blazing fast imageboard engine


Current version: v0.12.0


The "No update since 'Smas" Update

Many, many things changed.

- The panel application was merged into the frontend. This marks the

beginning of the major refactor that will happen to Blazechan, making

its parts fully replacable.

- A new settings system has been created, which uses database-backed

setting schemas to control board and site settings.

- Many board settings were added. Some are currently non-functional,

but those are expected to be fixed within a few days.

- New capabilities were added to extensions which allows them to now

add their own board and site settings, and extensions can now hook

right before and after a post is created to hook their own database

models to posts.

- Reporting posts was added.

- Blazechan now uses Django 2.0.

- A new document caching system is used, which is application-level.

Varnish has been obsoleted and this new Redis-backed cache is used.

- Some unit tests were added to test the permission system. These will

be extended to test more of the software in the future.

- Thread Updates. This uses WebSocket channels to transfer updates in


- A huge ton of bug fixes. Thanks to everyone who found them.

Upcoming Features

- Full Tor support, with .onion redirection

- Theming, User CSS and User JS support

- Purging old boards with no content

- User post deletion with password

- Possible IPFS caching of images.

Let's get this train rolling again, lads.

- m712

You can verify the above message at , with the key 5C651718F47D3410A50590E10297E4EB514B1570

Lisp users try to make a simple program, part II

If Lisp is so good, how come nobody has even made a text editor with it? No, Emacs doesn't count, it's not pure lisp. Neither does DrRacket, you need to install entire Racket language for it. Same applies to Edwin which requires installing Scheme to use it. Climacs neither, there are no binaries, it apparently doesn't even work and is basically just a joke. Zmacs is 1980's history, no binaries, no source, can't verify anything, so no.

Requirements in plain English are on picture there, and those requirements translate basically just to "make a usable open-source desktop application that can be distributed like any other desktop application", no miracles required.

Previous thread: >>923254

Its archive:

What are the problems with GNU?

Speaking from solely a technical level here. You can think whatever you want about the licensing, Stallman, the naming meme, or the Free Software Foundation, but what are the issues with the actual GNU *utils?

ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

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

Gentoo Prefix

Has anyone ever tried it?

What should I expect?

RE/Malware analysis

What's a good setup for this?

What are some good tools?

Is it possible to analyze stuff entirely on linux?

Is IDA still the number one choice of the professional?

Consumer Advice

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

ITT: Post examples of excellently crafted software

Post examples of useful software with excellent code quality. Bonus points for necessarily large software such as operating systems and modern browsers since not many examples exist for these.

Provide justification (eg. minimal bugs/attack surface, detailed and comprehensive documentation, easily maintainable/adjustable).

"DUDE THIS IS DARKNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

So the trailer for this new film about the deep, dark web came out a few months ago (its recently become more popular), and it looks cringey as fuck to anyone who knows even slightly what they're talking about when it comes to the dark web, or computers, or even just common sense.

Everything in this trailer is stupid.

From the film's tor browser clone "river browser" having to span itself over fourteen different nodes to access its sector of the dark web (on the river network I guess. You know, "tor" actually stands for something, it means something. What the fuck does "river" mean?), to how the villain whose supposedly this genius hacker person carelessly leaves his laptop in a coffee shop (and gave his user account the most suspicious username ever), to how this moron who works in a coffee shop somehow managed to get into this guys account either because it wasn't password protected (some hacking genius this guy is) or that it was so easy to crack that even this coffee shop moron could crack it, to why the fuck is this genius hacker person accessing the darkweb on his host operating system which is none the less a mainstream operating system that is likely to catch a virus, e.c.t.

So this all got me thinking about something which has been bothering me for quite a while now. Why do most people not know shit about the darkweb?

As far as Computer Science goes, it's relatively simple to understand.

But you always hear people, especially online, talking complete bullshit about it.

I see it in my school a lot where you have these stupid kids boasting about how bad-ass they are because they downloaded the tor browser (again, on their fucking host operating system. If they actually get the balls to browse the dark web properly their computer is going to break in like five seconds).

I actually showed one of the students in my school that I had downloaded the tor browser. He was terrified because he thinks that the browser itself is illegal and that just accessing the dark web is illegal.

It got to the point where he actually tried to bribe me to delete the tor browser.

So back to my main question. Why do people not know shit about the dark web?

So yeah, now that's out of my system, do you guys have any .onion links or link lists you could share?

["Unfriended Dark Web" Trailer] i iedadafe


A short film made in 2000 explaining fundamental concepts of the internet.

This video was presented as supplementary material in my uni lecture. Just thought it was quaint enough to be enjoyable

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!

ReactOS BTFS Boot

ReactOS will soon let you install on a BTFS filesystem instead of a FAT32. Neither the Linux kernel nor ReactOS have a definitive NTFS driver.

BTFS would actually be a lot better than having NTFS on ReactOS. No longer would you need to defrag your Windows(ReactOS) install. Everyday, ReactOS surpasses MS-Windows more-and-more.

Verizon Blocking VPN Traffic

Writing ITT because i have exhausted every other option to find the answer. About a month ago, the verizon wireless network (cdma) 1x,3G, and 4G LTE started blocking all VPN connections after one minute and dropping the data connection. You connect with whatever vpn app, t-oh-are included and its vpn, the connection remains active for one minute, then the connection is dropped and the data logo on the notification bar turns gray and disconnects. About 10 seconds later the data connection to the phone returns and the vpn will connect but again only for one minute and the cycle continues. I have googled and found many comments with people having the same issue but no fix. Also spent 4 hours on the phone with verizon tier 2 and shit tier 3 support. Also nothing, they claim its my phone, yet the same problem happens on 8 different devices on 3 different verizon networks in 4 different tower locations and they refuse to admit it is a network issue. So my question is, how am i able to use a vpn on the verizon network now??? Inb4 use verzions paid vpn. What options do i have? Let us not forget when verzion blocked 4cuck from its mobile network in the past. This problem has also been reported across the entire verizon network, not just the mobile network. Please forgive me, i dont have the means and computer to traceroute and do real research on the issue.

t. poor tex fag

Samsung, Hynix and Micron slapped with CLASS ACTION SUIT over DRAM supply collusion &amp; price gouging


>Price fixing in the DRAM market is nothing new unfortunately. As recently as January this year, a Chinese regulator accused Samsung other chip manufacturers of artificially increasing prices to pad their margins. Samsung is also no stranger to price fixing, as a $300 million judgement against it and Hynix was handed down in 2006 here in the United States.


>Today, however, Samsung and other DRAM manufacturers are facing another legal fight in the U.S., and it comes courtesy of the law firm Hagens Berman. A class action lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and alleges that Samsung, Micron and Hynix conspired to artificially limit the supply of DRAM chips in an effort to keep prices high. As a result, device manufacturers that rely on DRAM chips had to pay inflated prices, and those costs were of course passed on to you, the consumer. This has especially been true as higher DRAM costs have also resulted in inflated prices for graphics cards that PC gamers have been clamoring for, and paying dearly for recently, versus cryptocurrency miner demand for the product.


>According to Hagens Berman, the above trio of companies together command 96 percent of the DRAM market currently. Their actions resulted in the price of 4GB of DRAM jumping 130 percent during the class period (July 1, 2016 through February 1, 2018). Interestingly enough, the trio of chip manufacturers also experienced more than a doubling in revenue between Q1 2016 and Q3 2017. How convenient…


>The lawsuit outlines the behavior, stating:

>>Defendants each made public statements affirming their commitment to the common plan to curtail supply, and to not compete for each other’s market share by supply expansion. For example, Defendants informed the other Defendants through public statements, that they would keep total wafer capacity flat in order to constrain DRAM supply growth, they would only grow DRAM supply between 15-20% in 2017, even as DRAM demand grew 20-25%, and that they would refrain from taking each other’s market share.


>It is also alleged that even though prices for DRAM more than doubled during the class period, the costs for Samsung, Micron and Hynix associated with producing the memory chips did not increase. Likewise, there were no major changes in process technology to justify the drastic increase in prices.


>If the Hagens Berman name sounds familiar, it’s because it was also the firm responsible for securing the aforementioned $300 million settlement against Samsung and Hynix. So, it has the experience in this type of litigation and the investigative know-how to see this case through to its eventual resolution.


>“What we’ve uncovered in the DRAM market is a classic antitrust, price-fixing scheme in which a small number of kingpin corporations hold the lion’s share of the market,” said Steve Berman, who serves as managing partner at Hagens Berman. “Instead of playing by the rules, Samsung, Micron and Hynix chose to put consumers in a chokehold, wringing the market for more profit.”


>What makes this case (PDF) so interesting is the breadth of devices it covers. Since DRAM is used in just about all of our computing devices, if you purchased a new smartphone, tablet, or computer in the past two years, you're probably able to join in on the lawsuit, which is seeking class action status. To inquire more about the class-action, including how to sign-up, you can visit the following link.

Original article: (

The class action lawsuit:

I recommend reading the original article because it has worthwhile graphs and links. Class action lawsuit link will let you join. Anyone from the US who bought a PC, stick of RAM, or smartphone in the past few years can join, so if you want damages, go ahead.

I'm making a thread because this bullshit is highly /tech/-related and I didn't see a proper thread on this yet. I'm not in the habit of newsposting.

My school is starting a instagram competition

heres the #FollowMeImR3 do what you want with it

Reverse Engineering Programs Running on Wine

I ran Windows 7 since it had the reverse engineering tools and the programs to reverse engineer. I don't want to constantly reboot between operating systems, and I found one of the games I reverse as a hobby ran just ok on Wine.

Has anyone any commentary on reverse engineering Windows programs running on Wine with available Linux tools? I'm not familiar with the latter etiher, so recommendations help.

Python just WERKS

Y u (((pajeets))) use garbage languages? C++ fags

>have to guard header files

>have to figure out how to use gcc


>have to learn archaic pointer arithmetic

>have to use semicolons

Meanwhile, chad pythonistas

>avoid circular dependencies

>don't have to compile

>get informative and precise error messages

>have all their shit garbage collected

>no semicolons

>just werks

Why aren't you using python in 2018, /tech/? do you guys communicate?

I'm out of the loop. Tox, Matrix, Signal, XMPP, IRC?


What are these programs? Which ones I should I care about and why?

Exherbo Linux

What are your views on Exherbo Linux?

ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Old one hit 400 posts once again.