Nerve Center

What in the everlasting fuck is it with modern websites?!

>cookie warnng popup

>newsletter popup

>download our app popup

>take a survey popup

>pls register account popup

99% of frontend developers deserve to be stabbed, hanged, shot, dismembered and shitted on at this point.

How do you cope with your internet footprint?

I have dozens of account from different websites and i write all of my accounts to notebook with password-name-e mail etc. And now i feeling like shit cause i am literally swiming in botnet and i think i should clean some of them but i cant delete some accounts and i dont know where to start??

GNU Receives Cease and Decist Over the Letter "T"

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnunet-developers/2018-05/msg00039.html

Pretty much, some eurocucks trademarked the letter "T" and threatened to sue over it.

Terry A. Davis

Hobo in Portland Edition

>currently in Portland

>currently uploading videos daily through local library

His YouTube channel:

>https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJZTn-fPu-uIA55UI47_cXg/videos

He should be able to receive mail sent to this address:

>Terrence A. Davis

>650 NW Irving St.

>Portland, OR 97209

His e-mail address (you can send him money via PayPal):

>tdavis@templeos.org

IRC channel: #templeos-irc on Rizon beware of tsheikhs and kenster

Older threads:

>https://archive.fo/0BdBU

>https://archive.fo/acSYN

>https://archive.fo/UPmPB

==OH SHIT==

OH SHIT

https://youtu.be/EEP1lDwcEAQ

The phone market is garbage, we're basically left with the choice between cancer and aids.

why isn't there a 3rd option? where is Gentoo for phones?!

/tech/ Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

GNOME removes features again

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/commit/3a22ed5b8e3bbc1c59ff3069ee79755168754916

I seriously hate GNOME

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.

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2018/02/15/Rust-1.24.html

https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/blob/master/RELEASES.md#version-1240-2018-02-15

Cicada 3301 thread

Dump your ideas and techniques for ARGs here.

http://red-triangle.wikia.com/wiki/Home

http://tengri137.wikia.com/wiki/Tengri_137_Wikia

http://uncovering-cicada.wikia.com/wiki/Uncovering_Cicada_Wiki

Ideas: PGP, Prime cracking, Steganography

Talos II lite comming

> For those that have been interested in the Talos II POWER-based system that is fully open-source down to the firmware but have been put off by its cost, Raptor Computer Systems today announced the Talos II Lite that is a slightly cut-down version of the Talos II Workstation.

> The Talos II Lite is still a very competent beast of a system and features a single POWER9 CPU socket, EATX chassis, 500W ATX power supply, and is sold as a barebones package. The Talos II Lite motherboard supports up to the 22-core POWER9 CPU, eight DDR4 ECC RAM slots, one PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot, one PCI Express 4.0 x8 slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port.

> The Talos II Lite is expected to begin shipping in July. For their pre-ordering, the bare chassis (motherboard + PSU + case + heatsink) is $1,399 USD while a 4-core POWER9 CPU is an additional $375, the eight-core CPU $595 USD, 18-core CPU $1375, and the 22-core model is $2575 USD. Besides the base chassis and POWER9 CPU expendature, there is also the DDR4 ECC Registered memory and any other peripherals desires for your libre system.

> While it's still a significant chunk of change, the $1,399 USD bare chassis is quite the markdown compared to the $4,925.00 price-tag on the Talos II Secure Workstation (that price does include two 4-core POWER9 CPUs). More details on the Talos II Lite system at RaptorCS.com. We should be getting remote access soon to the Talos II Lite for some fresh POWER9 comparison benchmarking.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raptor-Talos-2-Lite

Apple Proposes Emojis of Disabled People

http://archive.today/WfY3D

Who is actually going to use these?

From the aritcle:

News has just started spreading that researchers have sighted another eight Spectre like vulnerabilities in Intel processors, all resemble Spectre, four of them are critical. The new vulnerabilities are grouped and named as Spectre-ng. The newly discovered vulnerabilities would make it really easy to exploit a host from a simple VM.

German c't / Heise reports and breaks the news today, as the new vulnerabilities have not been made public just yet. There would be 'no doubt' that these are real vulnerabilities. While technical details are missing, the attack scenarios resemble close to what the Spectre vulnerabilities are.

Currently, most at risk are shared hosting providers, once you have access to your rented server-container, you could exploit the processor to retrieve secure data. All eight vulnerabilities share the same design problem that the "Meltdown and Spectre" vulnerabilities detailed as well - they are, so to speak, Spectre Next Generation ergo Spectre NG. c't mentions they have concrete information about Intel's processors and their patch plans. However, there are some indications that other processors are affected as well, at least some ARM CPUs are also vulnerable to some extent. Further research into whether and to what extent the AMD processor architecture is vulnerable at (if at all), is not yet known.

Intel is reportedly actively and nervously working on Spectre NG patches behind the scenes; other patches are developed in collaboration with the operating system manufacturers (Microsoft / Linux etc). When exactly the first Spectre NG patches and firmware updates will become available is not yet clear. According to information, Intel is planning at least two patch waves: a first one should start in May; a second is currently scheduled for August. For at least one of the Specter NG patches is already a specific date as it was Google's Project Zero that has found one of the vulnerabilities, on May 7 - the day before the Windows Patchday - the 90-day warning period expires. So it's likely that when the first patch would be released for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft is preparing CPU patches: they appear to be in the form of optional Windows updates, and not so much microcode updated (firmware). The PC motherboard and server manufacturers probably need too long for BIOS updates.

Intel classifies four of the Specter NG vulnerabilities as "high-risk"; which in Intel language is translated as: super dangerous. The danger of the other four is rated as medium. According to c't/Heise, Specter-NG risks and attack scenarios are similar to those of Specter - with one exception. C't calls the Intel vulnerabilities and their procs a Swiss Cheese due to the many security holes.

https://archive.fo/T71fQ

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/eight-new-spectre-variant-vulnerabilities-for-intel-discovered-four-of-them-critical.html

Tech /meetup/ thread

Who here wants to meet up, form a social club, or just hang out? I've been wanting to meet fellow computer hobbyists for a while and it seems hard to find. I thought that I should just make a thread.

I am located in Springfield, OR at the moment. Anyone in Oregon or The Pacific Northwest?

No idea what we'd do other than swap software and eat though. LAN Party? Talk about systemd? Compare popfurs and fetishes? Just meet up, and we'll go from there.

Consumer Advice

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

What does /tech/ recommend instead of discord?

Blazechan Thread #4: Back in Business

https://gitgud.io/blazechan/blazechan/

Live instance (with streaming updates) at: https://nextchan.org/

Blazechan is the highly-extensible blazing-fast imageboard software. It is designed to perform well and be feature-packed. Its power comes from its extension API which provides a stable and flexible way to add features.

Recent updates:

>Upcoming: theme support

>LIVE: Streaming thread updates (more info below)

>Posting code refactor to make programmatic posting possible (extensions running as bots to make automatic posts)

>Many pending bugfixes incl. crash fixes

Streaming updates: uses WebSockets to fetch thread updates instantly. Not only does it fetch new posts, it also fetches post edits, thread status changes and post deletions.

Ether Farming

For anyone who has Ethereum and want to casually make a profit, start farming shrooms.

https://ethershrooms.surge.sh/

I've already 3x my 0.05 buy in, anyone could. All the info is on the site, along with a smart contract to keep track of volume. Only at 3.6 ETH.

This is a very sad day for the internet.

my 16yo 4:3 monitor is finally dying

;__;

I love it.

it just got a smattering of dead pixels and its growing.

Can I buy a 4:3 somewhere else? or a 5:4? I fucking hate widescreen displays and can't shell out $1000+ for a screen.

How do I save it, if possible??? Running at 1024x768 75fps.

pic related.

Benq fp537s

My children keeps asking for me to install Windows on the computer so that they can play other video games that aren't supported by Linux/wine. I have told them before but they keep asking. Should I beat them? I need to get the Microsoft demons out of them. Is that the only choice? Beat them to an inch of their lives?

OpenPGP broken, EFF recommends abandoning it.

>Don’t panic! But you should stop using PGP for encrypted email and switch to a different secure communications method for now.

>A group of researchers released a paper today that describes a new class of serious vulnerabilities in PGP (including GPG), the most popular email encryption standard. The new paper includes a proof-of-concept exploit that can allow an attacker to use the victim’s own email client to decrypt previously acquired messages and return the decrypted content to the attacker without alerting the victim. The proof of concept is only one implementation of this new type of attack, and variants may follow in the coming days.

>Because of the straightforward nature of the proof of concept, the severity of these security vulnerabilities, the range of email clients and plugins affected, and the high level of protection that PGP users need and expect, EFF is advising PGP users to pause in their use of the tool and seek other modes of secure end-to-end communication for now.

>Because we are awaiting the response from the security community of the flaws highlighted in the paper, we recommend that for now you uninstall or disable your PGP email plug-in. These steps are intended as a temporary, conservative stopgap until the immediate risk of the exploit has passed and been mitigated against by the wider community. There may be simpler mitigations available soon, as vendors and commentators develop narrower solutions, but this is the safest stance to take for now. Because sending PGP-encrypted emails to an unpatched client will create adverse ecosystem incentives to open incoming emails, any of which could be maliciously crafted to expose ciphertext to attackers.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/not-so-pretty-what-you-need-know-about-e-fail-and-pgp-flaw-0

Was there any particular piece of technology that downgraded throughout the years and was at a higher level lets say in the 80s-90s?

i am talking about anything general like radios,radars,eletronics e.t.c

you're at a GNU/Windows conference walk into elevator fagioli waddles in it's really him he's ea

you're at a GNU/Windows conference

walk into elevator

fagioli waddles in

it's really him

he's eating a footlong chicken sub from subway with one hand

he immediately presses the door close button and then the top floor button with the other

"This should get us there alright"

he farts loudly and very wetly as you're starting to go up

starts giggling to himself awkwardly

quickly finishes the rest of his sandwich

pulls out his phone with his ranch covered hands

starts taking selfies

you can see everything he's doing on his phone

he starts posting about what just happened on twitter

46 more floors to go

what would you do?

/ipfs/ - IPFS Thread #2

Last thread (>>793208) doesn't seem to be bumping anymore

Updates

0.4.15

>Features:

>>Add options for record count and timeout for resolving DHT paths (ipfs/go-ipfs#4733)

>>Add low power init profile (ipfs/go-ipfs#4154)

>>Add Opentracing plugin support (ipfs/go-ipfs#4506)

>>Add make target to build source tarballs (ipfs/go-ipfs#4920)

>Improvements

>>Add BlockedFetched/Added/Removed events to Blockservice (ipfs/go-ipfs#4649)

>>Improve performance of HAMT code (ipfs/go-ipfs#4889)

>>Avoid unnecessarily resolving child nodes when listing a sharded directory (ipfs/go-ipfs#4884)

>>Tar writer now supports sharded ipfs directories (ipfs/go-ipfs#4873)

>>Infer type from CID when possible in ipfs ls (ipfs/go-ipfs#4890)

>>Deduplicate keys in GetMany (ipfs/go-ipfs#4888)

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.

FAQ

>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

https://ipfs.io/ipfs/

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.

http://glop.me/

Pomf clone that utilizes IPFS. Currently 10MB limit.

Also hosts a gateway at gateway.glop.me which doesn't have any DMCA requests as far as I can tell.

/ipfs/QmP7LM9yHgVivJoUs48oqe2bmMbaYccGUcadhq8ptZFpcD/links/index.html

IPFS index, has some links (add ipfs.io/ before to access without installing IPFS)

I have a large music collection. Some of it's in Genre Folders followed by Artist Folders. Some of it's in Album folders scattered about, Some of it's loose files.

I need something to organize this shit based on metadata (something not every file has). I remember using iTunes a long ass time ago and it had a feature where it could move your library to the iTunes "Media" directory and automatically organize the directory structure for you (along with missing metadata).

Is there anything like this for GNU/Linux? It would be impossible for a human to do in my case.

WE'RE UP TO FIVE MASSIVE INTEL EXPLOTS NOW

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262031-researchers-found-another-major-security-flaw-intel-cpus

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

Tech was right again!

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

Purism got a (((courtesy request))) from intel to stop

> Purism has been working on reverse-engineering the Intel Firmware Support Package (FSP) module but it looks like that work may have taken a turn.

> A Phoronix reader tipped us off this morning that the Intel FSP reverse-engineering information made public by Purism has now been retracted. The past several months Purism has been working on reverse-engineering the Intel FSP to free the system further to run on only open-source code rather than still having the Intel binary-only module paired with Coreboot. Their big focus this year has been on figuring out the actual silicon initialization code inside the FSP. Purism's Youness Alaoui was very close to finding out this information at the start of April and he wrote a lengthy blog post outlining his reverse-engineering work.

> But as we were informed this morning by a sharp-eyed reader, that post has now been removed:

>> 2018-04-23 update: after receiving a courtesy request from Intel’s Director of Software Infrastructure, we have decided to remove this post’s technical contents while we investigate our options.

> That same individual also pointed out the repository where they had been working on their FSP code has also been taken offline. That's about all we know for now, but will update if/when we hear more.

Article: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Purism-FSP-RE-Disappear

Archived sites taken from the forum comments: https://web.archive.org/web/20180421130723/https://code.puri.sm/kakaroto/FSP/src/master/fsp_m_init.c

https://web.archive.org/web/20180421130722/https://code.puri.sm/kakaroto/FSP/src/master/fsp_m.c

https://web.archive.org/web/20180421130720/https://code.puri.sm/kakaroto/FSP/src/master/fsp_common.c

https://web.archive.org/web/20180421130730/https://code.puri.sm/kakaroto/FSP

https://web.archive.org/web/20180407232908/https://puri.sm/posts/intel-fsp-reverse-engineering-finding-the-real-entry-point/

Why was pic related thread deleted? Asking about installing long-obsolete OSes is considered non-/tech/?

ITT: silly ideas we have

I will start:

Why do we keep writing programs in plain ASCII, in text editors that come straight out of the 80's? Why don't we experiment programming without writing text? Imagine an editor where, instead of writing for loops, you spawn blocks with shortcuts? This would probably make programming much faster, as you arrange the logic much more visually. No syntax errors, fewer logic errors.

What would happen if Reddit made a internet bill?

Well, now we know!

https://www.eugdpr.org

>claims to protect userdata

<instead is another law to destroy startups and the internet

Thanks !

void linux a shit

https://www.voidlinux.eu/news/2018/05/serious-issues.html

Use void they said, it's what arch should be they said.

Void users BTFO

install gentoo

[devuan] Devuan "ASCII" 2.0 Release Candidate

Dear Init Freedom Lovers,

Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you!

We are happy to announce that the Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate

is now available thanks to the support, feedback, and collaboration of

the Devuan community. Devuan 2.0 ASCII Stable will be following soon.

The Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC installer now offers a wider variety of

Desktop Environments including XFCE, KDE, MATE, Cinnamon, LXQT (with

others available post-install). In addition, there are options for

"Console productivity" with hundreds of CLI and TUI utils, as well as

a minimal base system ideal for servers.

When installing from ISO, the expert install option offers a choice of

SysVinit and OpenRC. Official ready-to-use Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC images

are available for dozens of ARM boards and SOCs, including Raspberry

Pi, BeagleBone, OrangePi, BananaPi, OLinuXino, Cubieboard, Nokia N900,

and several Chromebooks, as well as for Virtualbox/QEMU/Vagrant.

The desktop-live images are recommended for users to explore and

easily install Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC and also for the press to review

the default Xfce desktop.

The minimal-live image provides a full-featured console-based system

with a particular focus on accessibility.

Devuan developers have already started working on the third Devuan

release codenamed Beowulf (Planet nr. 38086). Preliminary installer

images should be ready for testing soon.

## Download

Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate images are available for download at:

http://files.devuan.org/devuan_ascii_rc/

and from the ISO mirrors listed at:

http://devuan.org/get-devuan

The latter URL also includes information about the official Devuan

repositories.

## Upgrade

Upgrade paths from Debian Jessie, Devuan Jessie, and Debian Stretch

are available. Please see the instructions at:

https://devuan.org/os/documentation/dev1fanboy/

The following will be enough to upgrade if you are already using

Devuan ASCII Beta: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

## Derivatives

The Devuan project is about providing a reliable universal base for

derivatives to build on its foundation. These recent Devuan

derivatives deserve special recognition:

Maemo Leste is a new ASCII-based derivative succesfully ported on a

number of mobile phones like the Nokia N900, N950, Motorola Droid 4,

Allwinner tablets and more. https://maemo-leste.github.io/

DecodeOS is another ASCII-based derivative targeting micro-service

usage on anonymous network clusters. It includes original software

developed to automatically build p2p networks as Tor hidden service

families. https://decodeos.dyne.org/

heads, the libre privacy distro previously based on ASCII, continues

its development and has already moved forward to Beowulf as its new

base. https://heads.dyne.org

More Devuan derivatives can be found at:

https://devuan.org/os/partners/devuan-distros

## Contact

Mailing list: https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dng

IRC: #devuan #devuan-dev (Freenode)

Forum: http://dev1galaxy.org

Press contact: freedom@devuan.org

Bug tracker: https://bugs.devuan.org

Popularity contest: https://popcon.devuan.org

## Appreciation

We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to this

development effort, which continues to make Devuan a useful and

reliable base distro as well as a pleasant and cooperative community.

To support the Devuan project: https://devuan.org/donate

Financial reports for the year 2017 are available for download from

the same page.

happy hacking ;^)

Spy vs. Spy

What are ways of detecting bugged or pwnd devices? Hardware or software, spyware or malware. Any and all.

It seems like using a sniffer (like wireshark, MITMproxy) to check for suspicious outgoing packets is the most effective option. What other techniques are there?

>inb4 obligatory cynical reply that doesnt contribute to the thread

The author of 7zip doesn't compile his binaries with ASLR because the binaries are smaller. Haha wtf? People still use 7zip after that? It's probably full of security vulnerabilities.

https://sourceforge.net/p/sevenzip/feature-requests/1270/

Freenet and other alternative darknet platforms

Anyone here use Freenet? it's very fast. The security vulnerabilities are worth hesitation, however. Perhaps its lack of use and maybe lack of surveillance makes up for that?

By alternatives, I mean alternatives to Tor. I like Tor, but it could be shut down by ZOG in an instant and then we'd be left with our cocks in our hands, gents.

Is BASIC still worth learning?

Encryption

So what is the most reliable, secure, and tried and true encryption method available? What is the best software for this in the current year+2

I've heard truecrypt has been compromised years ago, but heard that old versions of it are still secure and unbreakable. does anyone know the cutoff version for truecrypt before it became compromised? i've been saving truecrypt installation files for years. some people suggest bitlocker but an encryption program is only as good as the company that made it, and i trust microsoft about as much as a trust the NSA.

What do you guys use and why do you use it?

Robots

What is your opnion on current state of robots?

Do you have experience with robot pets?

What is the state of the art? Some time ago the best ones where Cozmo and Sphero. I'm half thinking of buying one, do they get old quickly?

How do you think they will evolve in the future? Would they replace cats and dogs?

Recently the guys behind silicon sex dolls are talking about animatronic sex dolls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3880Trwl-AE [Embed]

Would you?

I need a girlfriend? How can I find one

All of you from /tech PLEASE ME BEST ADVICE TO GET A GIRLFRIEND IN A SIMPLE WAY BECAUSE IN INDIA IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET A GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE OF SOCIETY.

EVERYTHING IS FUCKING POSSIBLE.

EVEN WOMAN IN INDIA WEARING WESTERN CLOTHES ARE NOT OPEN MINDED DUE TO SOCIETY NORMS.

YouTube TV keeps getting better -- adds 'The Young Turks' and 'Tastemade' channels

BY BRIAN FAGIOLI

YouTube TV is a really great streaming TV service that I recommend very highly. Google's offering works so well, that I was able to cancel my cable TV without any regrets. For $40 a month you get tons of channels, local sports, an unlimited cloud DVR, and multi-platform support. Never did I think I would be passionate about a television provider, but here I am.

I follow @YouTubeTV on Twitter so I can learn about suggested programming, but also, that is where the service announces channel additions. That's probably my favorite aspect of YouTube TV -- it is often gaining new channels without raising the price. Case in point, today, YouTube TV announced on Twitter the addition of two new channels -- The Young Turks and Tastemade. In addition to the tweets, YouTube TV also emailed customers about the news.

Now, I'll be honest, I don't know much about these particular channels, but who can argue with more selection at the same price? Upon further investigation, The Young Turks is apparently a liberal media channel, while Tastemade is focused on cooking, dining, and eating.

The latter has me more excited than the former, but I'll give both a chance. Regardless of your political leanings, it can be interesting to experience views that differ from yours. In other words, even conservatives should give The Young Turks a shot -- why not?

Earlier today, when I got the opportunity, I fired up my iPhone, and sure enough, both channels were already available. When I have some downtime in the future, I'll watch both extensively on my Apple TV. I'll then decide if they will be added to my regular rotation -- YouTube TV lets you hide the channels you don't like.

Are you a YouTube TV subscriber that is excited about these channels? Please tell me why or why not in the comments below.

dwm vs i3

i3 may be more practical but dwm is cooler in principle

How would I bypass a cheap ($200 or so) fingerprinting machine used to check employees' hours worked?

My company just got told to start using it from overseas headquarters and my managers abhor it. Many thanks to someone that can offer a solution.

I'm guessing something like using hot glue to take a mold of the fingertip wouldn't work.

Best Firefox fork?

Waterfox and Pale Moon are spyware and IceCat is incredibly slow for me as well as lacking quite a few add ons I use, is IceWeasel any good?

The Thirty Million Line Problem

There is 30 million lines of software between the hardware and your programs. All these layers slow everything down and make it buggy and unreliable. The reason it's there is because hardware has gotten to complex and varied. We need to go back to the DOS days where the OS would just launch a program, or amiga where every single game was a bootable disk.

tldr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZRE7HIO3vk

Home IC Fab

Why aren't you fabricating your own IC's /tech/?

This neet http://sam.zeloof.xyz/first-ic/ did all the research necessary to understand photolithography and set up his own fab in his parents garage. In a 66 step process he produces amplifier chips with an 80% yield. It takes him about 12 Hours per run.

He made a number of videos explaining the process and they seem to be of decent quality considering he claims to have only completed HS and no post-secondary.

In any case its definitely interesting and worth looking into if you want to escape the botnet.

Why do (You) think there are so few women in programming?

Is it really because of a sexist and unwelcoming atmosphere?

Most nerds would love to have a woman among them right?

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:

https://spyware.neocities.org/

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: https://stallman.org/discord.html 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:

http://web.archive.org/web/20180102233041/https://8ch.net/tech/res/826543.html

Documentation and poor dev practices

Today I had one realized just how stupid documentation has become. UIs have some how got so clunky that basic information is hidden away behind an internet connection that's always assumed to be there.

An example. I installed a custom UI for a game. It added some minor quality of life improvements, nothing major. When you open it, it's just a wall of options with vague names. "Timer", "Health" type options. None of which you can mouse over to get a description of or have any sort of tool tips explaining their purpose. But all this has been written and is accessible on a wiki dedicated to the program.

This is piss poor UI design at it's worst. All the effort was put in to document these things yet not give you access to them. If you were setting it up offline then you're shit out of luck. If the website goes down you're similarly out of luck. It's adding a weak link into the chain which doesn't need to be there.

This has been happening now for a couple of years and it's only getting worse. First documentation was moved to a PDF, now it's outside of the system entirely. It's bizarre how people are some how making UIs worse and worse and then finding ways to make it harder to get round them. I don't believe they have got more autistic because UI designers have always been autistic as fuck. Which means they're getting dumber. Is this where the diversity hires are ending up?

Web Frameworks

What is your favorite web development framework?

I love Ruby on rails

/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)

>browser?

Pale Moon, Waterfox, Brave, Vivaldi

>email?

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

>cloud storage?

Syncthing, ownCloud, Nextcloud

app store?

F-Droid, Yalp for Play Store front end

>YouTube?

NewPipe for mobile, not signing in on desktop

>SMS/Hangouts?

XMPP, Signal.

>calendar?

Nextcloud, ownCloud, RadiCAL,

>keep?

NextCloud, keep it in your emails.

>news?

RSS client, Librenews

List of Software you can Self-Host

https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted

NextCloud Providers

https://nextcloud.com/providers/

OwnCloud Providers,

https://owncloud.org/providers/

WebMail Comparison

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_webmail_providers

Matrix Chat Protocol

Matrix is an open standard for inter-operable, decentralized, real-time communication over IP. It can be used to power Instant Messaging, VoIP/WebRTC signalling, Internet of Things communication - or anywhere you need a standard HTTP API for publishing and subscribing to data whilst tracking the conversation history.

Matrix defines the standard, and provides open source reference implementations of Matrix-compatible Servers, Clients, Client SDKs and Application Services to help you create new communication solutions or extend the capabilities and reach of existing ones.

>What is it

Matrix is a FreeSource federated chat protocol with features similar to Discord, introduced in 2014.

Federated means that you can host your own homeservers and join chatrooms/channels hosted on other servers . This is similar to sending emails from Gmail to Yahoo or placing phonecalls from Verizon to Softbank.

>Is it safe

You can encrypt your messages with a key that's only ever stored on your device, so you don't even necessary need to trust the chat servers.

This feature is currently in Beta.

>What's the advantage over IRC

You can post images, videos, upload files and you don't need to run a client or relay server to remain online. Chat logs are served automatically should the room owner choose to enable them.

Servers can also enable an IRC-bridge feature which allows you to join IRC networks, like Rizon, using the server as a persistent relay.

Separate from this, there is also support for mirroring your existing IRC channels into a Matrix Room in order. This creates a chat room that can be accessed from either IRC or Matrix with all the messages posted from either available to everyone.

>What's the advantage over Discord

Matrix is for Straight People.

You also get better security, ability to have a nigger-hating room without being banned, and ability to run a client of your choice on any platform, and the ability to choose your own server.

>What clients are currently available?

A list of popular clients are available at https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html

You can also try the service as a guest through the Riot webapp.

>Does 8Chan have a room?

Unofficially at https://riot.im/app/#/room/#8chan:matrix.org.

An official room could allow integration with #8chan@rizon.net such that you can chat on any service. This requires permission from the admin of the IRC channel.

um hi guys how do i install windows

asking for a friend

Talos II computers started shipping

TalosII ppc64el computers started shipping here's an unboxing by tenfourfox: https://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2018/04/unboxing-talos-ii-its-here.html?m=1

What are some good IRC channels

>be me

>be using proxy

>fuckyeah I'm 1337

>googling song lyrics

>"displaying results from my hometown"

what the fuck? How does it know? Should I even try to cover my footprint anymore or am I jerking myself off while only wasting my time?

Come on niqqa

Help a feela who got no hot leads get some .onion links

Cannon Lake is stillborn

Intel's 10nm is out in an underwhelming trash Lenovo laptop. Dual core 2.2GHz (shit clock), no AVX512 and no iGPU. 15W draw but expect to see those power savings eaten up with a third-party power hog graphics unit. No indications of anything substantial on the horizon for 10nm. Meanwhile most of Intel's big guns are stuck on 14nm with Meltdown (let alone Spectre) still looming over them. 7nm AMD is nipping on Blue's heels and their silicon is certainly in a position to blow out those old 14nm parts and probably the new stuff as well if this release is any indication. What the fuck happened to Intel.

https://archive.is/yxi0w

Let's make Discord conspiracy theories or something

So, here comes a dumb question.

How easy could it be to spy on/track somebody through Discord? Could FBI's trained squad of hired Russian Hackers™ know everything you do through the new hot social media toy?

The Selfish Ledger - Leaked Google Social Manipulation Program.

Google is more evil than you can imagine.

https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=QDVVo14A_fo (the leaked video itself)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/17/17344250/google-x-selfish-ledger-video-data-privacy (Attempts to archive this article via archive.is and archive.today have failed: http://www.freezepage.com/1526683911XGGNEPMSOT)

https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=EoBAIQjWoUQ

https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=UqByX959pxg

> The video was made in late 2016 by Nick Foster, the head of design at X (formerly Google X) and a co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory. The video, shared internally within Google, imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease.

> When reached for comment on the video, an X spokesperson provided the following statement to The Verge:

< “We understand if this is disturbing -- it is designed to be. This is a thought-experiment by the Design team from years ago that uses a technique known as ‘speculative design’ to explore uncomfortable ideas and concepts in order to provoke discussion and debate. It’s not related to any current or future products.”

> Titled The Selfish Ledger, the 9-minute film starts off with a history of Lamarckian epigenetics, which are broadly concerned with the passing on of traits acquired during an organism’s lifetime. Narrating the video, Foster acknowledges that the theory may have been discredited when it comes to genetics but says it provides a useful metaphor for user data. (The title is an homage to Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene.) The way we use our phones creates “a constantly evolving representation of who we are,” which Foster terms a “ledger,” positing that these data profiles could be built up, used to modify behaviors, and transferred from one user to another:

< “User-centered design principles have dominated the world of computing for many decades, but what if we looked at things a little differently? What if the ledger could be given a volition or purpose rather than simply acting as a historical reference? What if we focused on creating a richer ledger by introducing more sources of information? What if we thought of ourselves not as the owners of this information, but as custodians, transient carriers, or caretakers?”

[...]

> The so-called ledger of our device use — the data on our “actions, decisions, preferences, movement, and relationships” — is something that could conceivably be passed on to other users much as genetic information is passed on through the generations, Foster says.

> Building on the ledger idea, the middle section of the video presents a conceptual Resolutions by Google system, in which Google prompts users to select a life goal and then guides them toward it in every interaction they have with their phone. The examples, which would “reflect Google’s values as an organization,” include urging you to try a more environmentally friendly option when hailing an Uber or directing you to buy locally grown produce from Safeway.

> Of course, the concept is premised on Google having access to a huge amount of user data and decisions. Privacy concerns or potential negative externalities are never mentioned in the video. The ledger’s demand for ever more data might be the most unnerving aspect of the presentation.

> Foster envisions a future where “the notion of a goal-driven ledger becomes more palatable” and “suggestions may be converted not by the user but by the ledger itself.” This is where the Black Mirror undertones come to the fore, with the ledger actively seeking to fill gaps in its knowledge and even selecting data-harvesting products to buy that it thinks may appeal to the user. The example given in the video is a bathroom scale because the ledger doesn’t yet know how much its user weighs. The video then takes a further turn toward anxiety-inducing sci-fi, imagining that the ledger may become so astute as to propose and 3D-print its own designs. Welcome home, Dave, I built you a scale.

This is literally Metal Gear Solid 2's S3 program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKl6WjfDqYA

Are you ready to be fired for being an incel?

>get reported at work for "looking like an incel"

>get fired

bestest timeline

Say you're trying to perform the same sequence of edits on a bunch of images, and don't want to manually open them, and do the same thing over and over again like an autist. Whats the best approach?

I tried search this crap up and all I find are shitty tutorials for making Gimp plugins, which is not what I'm trying to do.

I'd like to make some sort of script that would automatically take all the images in a folder, and process them with a click of a button. What I hoped to find was some kind of library that allows you to write a script of Gimp functions.

How to watch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding online for free

BY BRIAN FAGIOLI

As an American man that thinks monarchies are silly, I shouldn't be interested in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding. With that said, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about it. I don't know why, but I find myself intrigued by the Royal Wedding. I make no apologies about it!

Unfortunately, the wedding is on a Saturday -- a day when many people are out of their homes running errands and having fun. Thankfully, you can watch the wedding online for free using your web browser or mobile device. In other words, even if you aren't in front of a TV, you can still experience the event live on YouTube.

"Tomorrow people from all over the world will tune in to watch the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To give people everywhere a chance to join together and celebrate this royal union, on Saturday, May 19, the ceremony will be live streamed on the Royal Family's official YouTube channel," says Anna Gayner, Head of EMEA News Partnerships, Google.

ALSO READ: YouTube TV keeps getting better -- adds 'The Young Turks' and 'Tastemade' channels

Gayner further says, "The live stream will follow the wedding procession, marriage ceremony at Windsor Castle, and wedding day happenings along the way. Afterwards, the footage will be reshown so that people can enjoy this wonderful event no matter their location or time zone."

Streaming the wedding couldn't be easier. Simply click here to access the official video stream. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can easily return to it once the festivities begin -- Saturday, May 19 at 6:00am ET.

bitcoins are scam

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3490317.0

>just utterly sick to my stomach for losing 13+ BTC.

>I have now lost my entire life savings.

>Please don’t completely bankrupt me.

>Worst day of my life. No idea what I’m going to do.

>I’m praying the culprits have half a heart to return some of it...

>Please, I’m begging you, whoever you are.

I am laughing hard

Some idiot put his life saving (100 000$+) into bitcoins and got hacked. Now he's crying and begging to have his coins returned

This is how coiners end...

How can bitcoin replace cash or banks if someone can just steal all your coins from your PC? The guy was stupid, but so are most people. How do you expect them to use cryptocoins?

Bitcoin won't be used by ordinary people, it will die. Bitcoin is huge bubble

How do I make a Windows 95/3.11 dual boot computer?

ReactOS

What's the general consensus on ReactOS? Kind of seems like a "worst of both worlds" thing to me (having done little research).

Studying and learning

Do any of you guys have any technology-related resources for studying and learning? I mean like taking notes from lectures and text files. Learning with technology thread I guess.

Online friendships in 2018

Back before all the botnet shit it used to be pretty easy to make friends online with people sharing interests with you. You would join a forum (dead) or play on a game server for a while (dead) and make friends with people around you. These days everything is a Jewish data collecting network (Reddit, Voat, Facebook, twatter) and gaming is all single serving MOBAs with no community.

So how do you go about meeting people who share your interests online now? Can't exactly do it on an anonymous image board.

Anyone else hyped for Ryzen 2?

I definitely am, replacing my 4670k system with a 2700X. Moar coarz here I come!

Too bad RAM prices are fucked right now, oh well.

What software does the world need?

What software should we have at [current year] but for some reason don't? Why aren't you working on making them a reality?

- Attractive FOSS frontend for Matrix, so we can say final goodbye to Discord.

- Programs that can properly replace Photoshop and other adobe software. As a piece of software Gimp and Krita and Inkscape and the likes are just completely inferior in every way other than some minor advantages.

- Some kind of online documents/spreadsheets that can replace google docs. Ideally combined with git mechanics and syntax highlighting if you add code. Even better if it can double as a wiki-like website.

- Imageboard software that's fast, has all the hip features you could ask for, fully functions without js, and isn't made with PHP or other pajeet tools.

- Non-shit frontend for NNTPchan.

- A web browser that isn't dependent on firefox or chrome, respects your privacy, and doesn't send any information anywhere without you knowing. Ideally it should have privacy tools like uMatrix out of the box.

- Something like wordpress that allows you to make easily editable websites for people, except it's less shit and includes common features out of the box so you don't have to download 50 plugins for simple things.

I've been prototyping some programs with the hope of competing with adobe's shit in some distant future, but too early to show yet.

Why people can't differentiate free software from open source?

XVC

https://github.com/divideon/xvc

>see h.265 and its licensing clusterfuck

>decide to make a competing royalty-based codec with a simpler licensing scheme

>royalty-based video codec

>in CY+XX

>make the codec modular for the purpose of removing infringing components from the source code at a moment's notice at the request of (((patent holders)))

Unless any patented shit is intentionally limited to the encoder I can't really tell what they meant by this.