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/tech/ - Technology Anonymous 01/03/2016 (Sun) 17:52:28 [Preview] No. 125 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of technology, both software and hardware.

Wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/
IRC: #/tech/, #InfinityNow and #endchan on irc.rizon.net - https://qchat.rizon.net/

NSFW files are only allowed if they are spoilered. Tech support, consumer advice and desktop/ricing threads are all allowed for now.

All rules and policies are open for discussion in this thread.

Related boards:
>>>/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction
>>>/lv/ - Libre Vidya
>>>/markov/ - bot hell
>>>/os/ - Online Security
Edited last time by ring on 04/04/2017 (Tue) 22:20:04.
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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:24:08 [Preview] No. 7966 del
>>7946
>>7953

These please ring


Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:30:17 [Preview] No. 7967 del
>>7946
>>7953
I added /cyber/. I can't change the image.


Anonymous 02/13/2017 (Mon) 08:51:08 [Preview] No. 8015 del
>>7953
i r8 10/10


Anonymous 04/04/2017 (Tue) 03:46:54 [Preview] No. 8234 del
Which distro? I tried 8 or so distros and they all have problems on my laptop. Mainly dpi scaling on my 2k screen. Otherwise, many of them are great. I was looking at Ubuntu Budgie but there was not UI scaling option. Unity seems to have the best scaling and the GUI is all over the place. Icons are too small so I make them bigger but the text underneath is still tiny. Modal dialogs scale oddly. I compare this to running Ubuntu on my desktop(1080p). Which distro do you recommend for a 14 inch 2k laptop screen?


Anonymous 04/07/2017 (Fri) 05:08:24 [Preview] No. 8252 del
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>>1448
>Needlepoll
fuck, you just had to remind me it was dead
RIP the only good polling webapp, and the only constructive thing /s4s/ ever made



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Why haven't you installed gentoo yet? Anonymous 12/16/2016 (Fri) 17:36:10 [Preview] No. 7636 [Reply]
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Anonymous 05/22/2017 (Mon) 09:33:28 [Preview] No. 8492 del
You won't get much of a performance benefit from flags on x64, which is why Arch-OpenRC is a much more efficient solution.


Anonymous 05/23/2017 (Tue) 22:05:02 [Preview] No. 8493 del
I'm so deep down the gentoo hole nothing else does it for me anymore aka if I were to install something easier I would just think "fuck it I might as well install windows and get vidya".
Gentoo satiates my autism, it really hits the spot. Also if you're going to be running gentoo I recommend funtoo on a desktop/workstation pc. On a workstation machine the debian kernel will save you a lot of hassle and getting the audio right out-of-the-box is cool for desktops as well (more importantly it's good for laptops). Getting your kernel config right is a long process but just save the .config and bob's your uncle.

t. 1 gentoo desktop and 3 gentoo servers


Anonymous 05/24/2017 (Wed) 08:31:06 [Preview] No. 8495 del
>tfw QT upgrades

Having to deal with QT is the only negative part of the Gentoo experience, at least for me. Any Gentooman here who leads a QT-less life?


Anonymous 05/25/2017 (Thu) 14:18:49 [Preview] No. 8497 del
>>8495
yeah just dont install any gnome or kde bullshit


Anonymous 05/28/2017 (Sun) 06:05:18 [Preview] No. 8502 del
>>8495
>dwm
>i3
>awesome
>spectrewm



Anonymous 05/25/2017 (Thu) 14:20:57 [Preview] No. 8498 [Reply]
you guys are bullshit ok. proprietary software is great fuck you communists.


Anonymous 05/26/2017 (Fri) 01:52:35 [Preview] No. 8499 del
Please insert coin(s).


Anonymous 05/27/2017 (Sat) 16:59:31 [Preview] No. 8500 del
>>8498
Great b8 thread, mate. Why don't you give us some reasons?


Anonymous 05/27/2017 (Sat) 23:19:25 [Preview] No. 8501 del
>not paying premium dollar for a text editor
>muh commies
this is the cancer that's killing tech discussion
(which was already dead anyway)



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Anonymous 09/26/2016 (Mon) 14:29:26 [Preview] No. 6833 [Reply]
I was using archive.is to get a better view on sites that rely on javascript and now they've enabled CloudFlare which require javascript.

Is there any alternative to it ?
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Anonymous 02/28/2017 (Tue) 06:39:40 [Preview] No. 8131 del
>I've been using Archive.is to get a view on websites that require javascript, but now they've enabled cloudflare which requires javascript
CloudFlare has a NoScript Captcha. It works fine in the Tor browser, I suggest installing NoScript and disabling JavaScript for that particular site, and it should be made avaliable to you.


Anonymous 02/28/2017 (Tue) 19:33:17 [Preview] No. 8135 del
With browsers like Firefox and Chrome you can use bookmarks as a button that will go to the archive.org of the current webpage.
Create a bookmark with this as the location:
javascript:location.href='https://web.archive.org/web/‘+document.location.href;


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Using_the_Wayback_Machine#JavaScript_bookmarklet


Anonymous 03/02/2017 (Thu) 22:23:40 [Preview] No. 8143 del
>>8135
In qutebrowser I use a binding like this:
:bind ,w open https://web.archive.org/web/{url}


ONE MORE STEP ATTENTION REQUIRED | CUCKFLARE 05/24/2017 (Wed) 21:03:06 [Preview] No. 8496 del
One more step
Please post in the cuckflare thread to access endchan.xyz/tech
Why do I have to post about CUCKFLARE?
Posting about CUCKFLARE proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property.
What can I do to prevent this in the future?
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.



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Pls help Anonymous 05/20/2017 (Sat) 09:27:22 [Preview] No. 8483 [Reply]
So this cunt is about to ruin the internet here in bong and basically force my ISP to block encrypted traffic. It's pretty much guaranteed she will be elected but they won't put this into effect until she is.

That gives me until June to download everything I could possibly need before they start blocking encryption.

TLDR
Post links to stuff here for the bongs


Anonymous 05/20/2017 (Sat) 09:30:02 [Preview] No. 8484 del
I already noticed another anon posted this link:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:561a8f8894c584b4ec4b48601b2b156fb5d70009&dn=ETYNTKE&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.edoardocolombo.eu%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker2.itzmx.com%3a6961%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2f62.138.0.158%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.kicks-ass.net%3a80%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker1.wasabii.com.tw%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wareztorrent.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ft2.pow7.com%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftorrentsmd.com%3a8080%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.dutchtracking.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fthetracker.org%3a80%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.dutchtracking.nl%3a80%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ft1.pow7.com%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.bittor.pw%3a1337%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.ex.ua%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2feddie4.nl%3a6969%2fannounce

But I doubt that is "everything ever" and it's from 4chan.


Anonymous 05/20/2017 (Sat) 22:17:57 [Preview] No. 8485 del
>Post links to stuff here for the bongs
You mean like "So long Blighty!"?
https://www.usa.gov/immigration-and-citizenship

By "block encrypted traffic" does that include SSL & VPNs?
You are up a creek without a paddle if that is so.


Anonymous 05/21/2017 (Sun) 15:05:36 [Preview] No. 8486 del
I wish the Torries would go back to starving the Irish instead.0


Anonymous 05/21/2017 (Sun) 17:14:11 [Preview] No. 8487 del
>>8485
They plan to force the use of encryption that uses a "back door" on a large scale. They haven't outright stated they will be blocking encryption that doesn't comply but it only makes, in fact it's the next logical step, to block non sanctioned encrypted traffic because of "terrorists." It's all in proposal form as of right now, to be implemented in her next term, no technical details as of yet. However we already know she is very anti pornography and has been pushing against it for a while.


Anonymous 05/24/2017 (Wed) 01:57:15 [Preview] No. 8494 del
>>8485

The only valid way for britbongs to emigrate is by (((investing))) $500k-$1m



DIY, Modular, Open source Laptop Anonymous 01/03/2017 (Tue) 09:21:19 [Preview] No. 7768 [Reply]
Laptop form factor open source hardware design, built from off the shelf components for DIY, modular, open source computing.

CPU, RAM, graphics: 1x single board computer
FSB, ports: 2x powered USB hub
Battery: 1x USB powerbank, >5000 mAh, >2A
Input: 1x USB keyboard
Input: 1x USB trackpad
Storage: 1x USB flash drive
Network: 1x USB WiFi dongle
Audio: 1x USB sound card/headset
Display: 1x USB powered HDMI monitor
Case: 3D printed or DIY glued wooden case

Features:
-Completely modular, customizable, upgradeable and repairable
-User serviceable by all users
-Universal, modular battery and charger. Can swap battery when depleted

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Anonymous 03/13/2017 (Mon) 06:22:51 [Preview] No. 8186 del
Display: 1x USB powered HDMI monitor

No computer actually needs a video display, as blind computer users demonstrate, but having one is much better than not.

The easiest and most reliable display for the DIY Modular Open Source Laptop would a USB powered portable HDMI monitor. This is the only option that is plug and play in both power and video cable, with no driver installation needed. Just connect the HDMI cable to the SBC and the USB cable to the 5V 2A USB powerbank.

For reference:
GAEMS M155 Performance Gaming Monitor 15.5" LED TN LCD, 1366 x 768 ($169.99)
GeChic 1503H 15.6" IPS 1080p Portable Monitor ($349.99)
GeChic 1002 10.1" Portable Touchscreen Monitor IPS 1280x800 ($245.99)
Elecrow HDMI Display Monitor 5 Inch 800x480 TFT ($38)

The next best option is a 12V portable LCD monitor. These are commonly available as security camera monitors, photography field monitors, portable TVs, LCD panels for SBCs. These will need either a 12V 1A power supply or 5V 3A to 12V 1A DC to DC converter ($5), both of which can be provided by USB Type C powerbanks. An HDMI to VGA or HDMI to AV converter ($5) may be needed if the monitor has no HDMI input.

Another option would be to use a LVDS controller board ($30) with a laptop LCD panel (>$70) and 5V 3A to 12V 1A DC to DC converter. This is the cheapest and most flexible option, but is significantly more complicated than the previous options and may need soldering.

The last option would be to make a DIY display. With enough soldering and programming, it could be possible to create seven segment character displays from LED arrays.

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Anonymous 03/14/2017 (Tue) 02:44:26 [Preview] No. 8193 del
>>7791
>I am also trying to port openbsd to it on spare time
Tell me how that goes. From what I know, armv7 on OpenBSD has no Xenocara support.. which is a shame. Would love to see a fully-featured OpenBSD C201.


Anonymous 03/16/2017 (Thu) 14:00:13 [Preview] No. 8195 del
>Tfw you were born just in the right time to see PERSONAL MICROCOMPUTING come back


Anonymous 03/28/2017 (Tue) 09:12:22 [Preview] No. 8205 del
In the future, anyone who can build a desktop will also be able to build a laptop. This is the entire point of a free hardware project like this.

Free Hardware is not blobbed nor tivoized, not backdoored at the software, firmware and hardware level, and not designed to fail as soon as warranty expires.

Free Hardware running Free Software is the only solution to the modern craptop.


Anonymous 05/22/2017 (Mon) 09:32:28 [Preview] No. 8491 del
CPU, RAM, GPU: 1x single board computer

A Single Board Computer provides every component needed to build laptop, except for battery, display, keyboard and case, each of which can be added separately.

Single Board Computers provide CPU, RAM, GPU, motherboard and some other integrated features on a single board. They are full desktop computer system that is sufficiently small and low power consuming to be used as a mobile, DIY laptop. They are also very low cost (<$50).

The most important feature of Single Board Computers is that there are models that are fully open source. It is possible to build a fully functional laptop with Free Software only, including free firmware, wireless and 3D video acceleration drivers. It is even possible to get SBCs with open source hardware designs.

For reference:

Single Board Computers with free 3D video acceleration (Etnaviv)
Nitrogen6X ($225): Quad core ARM A9 @ 1 Ghz, Freescale i.MX6, Vivante GC2000, 2 GB DDR3, best option, compatible with mainline kernels
Nitrogen6_MAX ($299): Quad core ARM A9 @ 1 Ghz, Freescale i.MX6, Vivante GC3000, 4 GB DDR3, faster Nitrogen6X
Wandboard QuadPLUS ($139): Quad core ARM A9 @ 1 Ghz, Freescale i.MX6, Vivante GC3000, 2 GB DDR3, cheaper version of Nitrogen6_MAX, not mainline

Open source hardware Single Board Computers
BeagleBone Black ($55): Single core ARM A8 @ 1 GHz, TI Sitara AM335x, PowerVR SGX530, 512 MB DDR3, fully open source except GPU, mainline compatible, https://github.com/beagleboard/beaglebone-black

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daily reminder that palememe is shit Anonymous 04/11/2017 (Tue) 18:25:46 [Preview] No. 8293 [Reply]
browser randomly disappears but the process is still alive until you SIGKILL it. happened twice today within my 1 hour of browsing
view source pops up a window that freezes for 10 seconds, and the rest of palememe is frozen for that duration
webdev console also takes ages to open
when saving webms, they often get at 0%. if you cancel them, they remain stuck there, and when you restart the browser (even after clearing everything with ctrl+shift+del), they silently download in the background (they arent visible in the downloads list) and then give you a popup saying they're done, or they overwrite the completed version with a half finished version of the file, whatever the fuck palememe feels like today
firefug has all these problems too of course, except maybe the last one
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Anonymous 04/15/2017 (Sat) 10:22:54 [Preview] No. 8329 del
Man at times like this I sure wish we had a modern open source cli browser with vim keybindings but I'm too retarded for that to be my first major programming project.


Anonymous 04/15/2017 (Sat) 18:35:08 [Preview] No. 8331 del
ive been using links a bit with the linux framebuffer. seems to work on this site (unlike 8chan)


Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 17:25:27 [Preview] No. 8342 del
>>8306
Youtube works for me without js.


Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 19:08:14 [Preview] No. 8396 del
>>8342
because you have some plugin or some bullshit nigger
if you open https://youtube.com/watch?v=NRSBKyz2Kvk [Embed] and see no <video> anywhere in the source, it's not going to work without JS or a plugin (which, if you're just being a smartass and stating that it works without JS because you have a plugin, ironically is probably written in JS)


Anonymous 05/22/2017 (Mon) 09:06:54 [Preview] No. 8490 del
pale moon is excellent
It has good addon support, active development, and most importantly is not firefox. Anyone who used firefox will want to blow their fucking brains out after having to use the abomination that is australis. I won't be surprised if women came up with the design.



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Google Anonymous 02/08/2017 (Wed) 05:25:26 [Preview] No. 7975 [Reply]
>When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.

Google is the website that receives the largest amount of traffic in the world.[1] By utilizing any service provided by Google, you are indirectly agreeing to their TOS and willingly giving your information to them, while also allowing them to do as the
y please with said information. Many websites have Google Analytics, AJAX, API's, and many other services from Google included in their source code.

Google has become too powerful, and evidence exists of them manipulating search results to push their own political agenda.[2] This is a form of brainwashing as they could easily censor valuable information and news and could get content of their choice to the top of the list, and with the amount of people using Google, the results could be devastating.

We could fix this problem by convincing current Google users to switch services and educate them on how they are being used and how their information is at risk. However, with the amount of integration Google has made into other services and the fact that many electronics come preloaded with their website as the default search engine is going to be a large barrier in our way. If someone was willing to compile the information I have included here and created an infographic, it would be a great way to inform people and damage Google.

[1] http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/google.com
[2] http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/09/05/google-accused-of-manipulating-search-results-for-jihad/
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Anonymous 02/08/2017 (Wed) 21:54:34 [Preview] No. 7986 del
I just use yandex because I doubt the russian government cares about americans looking up pictures of ukrainians fucking donkeys in the ass.


Anonymous 02/12/2017 (Sun) 20:14:37 [Preview] No. 8012 del
>>7975
Google needs a consumer minded president with teeth to enforce a breakup of the company. Split YouTube, Gmail, spreadsheets, Google search, Google Earth, etc, into separate companies.

I have no realistic way of going without some of their programs... there is no alternative to Google Earth, and all good search engines use Google.


Anonymous 02/15/2017 (Wed) 01:52:06 [Preview] No. 8024 del
>>8012
Mapquest and bing maps come to mind. They even seem to work over tor most of the time, as opposed to google maps which just breaks and shit half the time. Also buying maps at the store and basic human instincts.


Anonymous 05/21/2017 (Sun) 20:27:53 [Preview] No. 8488 del
http://thehybrary.tv
Censorship resistant clone of youtube created by hip-hop guru who turned into a truther.

his testimony https://youtube.com/watch?v=l21wJVS8FD0 [Embed]


Anonymous 05/22/2017 (Mon) 09:03:32 [Preview] No. 8489 del
>>8012
Tomtom maps, used by Apple



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Headphone datamining Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 01:07:41 [Preview] No. 8359 [Reply]
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN17L2BT
Boise headphones is the shit. I had a noise cancelling pair worth a hundred bucks and with a week the cord wire got loose and fidelity became shit.
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Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 10:11:40 [Preview] No. 8390 del
A good time to finally get these Sennheiser HD600.


Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 19:04:19 [Preview] No. 8395 del
i bought some headphones for $5 a few years ago. they work pretty good


Anonymous 04/29/2017 (Sat) 18:59:42 [Preview] No. 8410 del
>>8367
English might not be his first language.


Anonymous 05/09/2017 (Tue) 06:34:22 [Preview] No. 8448 del
Jesus what the fuck? Now headphones have "smart" capabilities? Does every single fucking company now sell/collect user data? Never use wireless headphones.


Anonymous 05/16/2017 (Tue) 12:36:03 [Preview] No. 8478 del
>https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/man-claims-his-bose-headphones-capture-what-hes-listening-to/
>https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3673948-Zak-v-Bose.html
4. Indeed, one’s personal audio selections – including music, radio broadcast,
Podcast, and lecture choices – provide an incredible amount of insight into his or her personality,
behavior, political views, and personal identity. In fact, numerous scientific studies show that
musical preferences reflect explicit characteristics such as age, personality, and values, and can
likely even be used to identify people with _autism spectrum_ conditions.1 And that’s just a small
sampling of what can be learned from one’s music preferences.



thread about that stupid malware thing Anonymous 05/14/2017 (Sun) 04:00:53 [Preview] No. 8472 [Reply]
whats it called again... uhh.. windows 10. yeah.


Anonymous 05/14/2017 (Sun) 16:34:56 [Preview] No. 8473 del
RECENT LEAPS IN HARDWARE.... negligible
NEW SOFTWARE THAT IS WAY BETTER... hardly
PRIVACY AND SECURITY CONCERNS... daily


Anonymous 05/14/2017 (Sun) 16:36:10 [Preview] No. 8474 del
the tech sector WILL grow *if* it is not allowed to stagnate


Anonymous 05/15/2017 (Mon) 08:07:16 [Preview] No. 8475 del
The problem with the "tech industry" is exactly the same as what we see in music, film, games etc. Large corporations have taken a grip in the industries and are refusing to innovate. Stagnation in a monopoly is much easier for them to maintain dominance rather than be outperformed by a newcomer. Young innovations and new ideas are simply bought and buried before consumers gain knowledge of them. They are allowed to do this by the governments who, over decades, have given them such a monopoly that they are now too big to fail. If they were simply allowed to fail without being propped up, the U.S. and related governments fear it might destabilise their unbacked currency.

Win10 is just another step towards total control.

The only hope is that consumers have much more control over businesses than they do over the government. If consumers could rally to use their purchasing power to support real innovators, perhaps smaller independents then the entities that have us in their death grip could be felled.