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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
>>>/t/ - Torrents/trackers
Edited last time by ring on 06/14/2017 (Wed) 23:18:55.
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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:30:17 [Preview] No. 7967 del
I added /cyber/. I can't change the image.

Anonymous 02/13/2017 (Mon) 08:51:08 [Preview] No. 8015 del
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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fuck, you just had to remind me it was dead
RIP the only good polling webapp, and the only constructive thing /s4s/ ever made

Anonymous 06/11/2017 (Sun) 02:34:36 [Preview] No. 8549 del
Put >>>/t/ in sticky plz

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 07:36:31 [Preview] No. 10452 [Reply]
Hey techies, my idiot friend and I want to make a simple game.

What are some nice language choices for us? Bare in mind we are both fairly retarded with little interest in programming and no intention of becoming good.

Not so interested in "game engines" as that seems like learning something more than we need.

Python and Gambas look good.

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 08:29:22 [Preview] No. 10454 del
The industry standard is C++ and Python as glue language.
Go and Lua are possibly becoming the 'next generation', that's more lightweight and has better safety.

Learn a game engine is easier than program a modern game by hand. I'd recommend you check Godot for 2D games and Unreal for 3D games. There's many presets that might help you on their websites.

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 08:37:38 [Preview] No. 10456 del
I heard that's old and depreciated as fuck

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 08:40:06 [Preview] No. 10458 del
Lua is more for embedding a script engine for game logic.

I like SDL or GLFW

Great, can't search on github anymore Anonymous 07/19/2017 (Wed) 15:15:52 [Preview] No. 10445 [Reply]
How great, can't search on github anymore with Tor:

Whoa there!
You have triggered an abuse detection mechanism. Please wait a few minutes before you try again.

Great job these people are doing.
Can someone tell me why they are doing a campaing to block GET with Tor? I can understand bocking POST, but block GET is just rediculous.

Anonymous 07/19/2017 (Wed) 21:42:55 [Preview] No. 10447 del
It's probably not intended. Is there a place where you can report shit like this ?

Anonymous 07/19/2017 (Wed) 23:29:29 [Preview] No. 10448 del
Did you try another exit node? It could be that your particular exit node was abused and they don't properly keep track of them.

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 04:10:52 [Preview] No. 10449 del
>It's probably not intended.
Hope so...
>Is there a place where you can report shit like this ?
I don't know, maybe FSF itself could help, since Github is meant to be FLOSS and it's violating the use others to access it's website.
>Did you try another exit node?
Yep, many.

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 07:38:15 [Preview] No. 10453 del
>Github is meant to be FLOSS
It hosts FLOSS. It is not FLOSS, although it would be nice if it were.

Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:16:41 [Preview] No. 10283 [Reply]
Why is there still a 8/tech and no one is here? I thought your group were smart and cared about privacy.
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Anonymous 07/11/2017 (Tue) 08:54:29 [Preview] No. 10340 del
Some anons are here. It's a shame what happened to 8 channel but cmon they deserved some punishment for the awful software fuckfest that was 8chan.

On that note, what you do guys think of nntp chans? They're pretty sweet and if there was a bigger userbase I'd be on em a lot more.

Anonymous 07/11/2017 (Tue) 09:16:46 [Preview] No. 10342 del
I can't stand the web interface. It's badly done and I have no time to contribute.

Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 04:46:11 [Preview] No. 10428 del
People have become tired, and having to move from website to website to escape spying and data collection fractures the community and kills motivation. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of /tech/ jumped into a bunker that made itself visible for a little while and has been hiding out, but I am being optimistic.

The truth is, there are no large alternatives to 8chan, it was always the big brother to 4chan, and now that it is gone, it was the final nail in the head for many, and people just lost hope, and many of the bunkers didn't make themselves known for fear of shills and idiots coming onto them. Fucking /pol/ has been expanding its influence and has pretty much taken the websites it resides on hostage and disregards all other boards, it was a massive mistake to ever allow /pol/ to flourish. I personally am just tired, I am tired of imageboards, I am tired of the current state of the world, and I just am not as motivated anymore to hide, I pretty much have my computer at a great condition at the moment, and I just want to see this all end.

Every single day, I see communities die and be destroyed by invaders and hostile groups that desire their destruction. I blame fucking /pol/ for this, they brought the normalfags to the website, they completely corrupted memes to push their agenda, and they disregard everyone else on the website. /pol/ has been around for less than a decade, but when it came, many idiots jumped on as this new medium was promising to them, and they corrupted it.

Sorry for the rant, I just feel sad seeing such a great medium and board fade into obscurity.

Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 05:04:21 [Preview] No. 10429 del
Part 2

Isolation is the saddest part of this honestly, 8/tech/ was very much full of LARPers who simply repeated knowledge that they picked up without actually applying it and consolidating their computers and data. Lainchan was wiped and that caused many of its users to be pissed and lose hope, and endchan has to deal with shills and /pol/ as always.

If any intelligent and competent anons from 8chan or this medium jumped into a somewhat populated bunker and are lurking on here to check up on the board, would you mind accepting me or other lost anons into the group? You know how this works:

Anons on 8chan lurk on 4chan every so often to check up on it

Endchanners check up on 8chan and occasionally 4chan to check up etc.

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 05:30:59 [Preview] No. 10450 del

/tech/ mumble 07/19/2017 (Wed) 03:14:06 [Preview] No. 10442 [Reply]
Anyone want to talk about programming on an open source voip client?

Address: mumble-us.cleanvoice.ru 50688

Current discussion: Python / Bash / Node / Networking

Try to ignore the few /v/ users

Anonymous 07/19/2017 (Wed) 16:14:40 [Preview] No. 10446 del
>Try to ignore the few /v/ users

/v/ users can go back to choke on their proprietary backended Android devices

Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 07:19:55 [Preview] No. 10451 del
How does it compare to aaathatsthreeas?

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Hello Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 05:07:59 [Preview] No. 10430 [Reply]
Is anyone there? 4chan and 8chan are compromised and have been filled to the brim with unintelligent and naive normalfags, and the bunkers are empty with lainchan being wiped.

I am getting tired of this ride.
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Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 21:12:58 [Preview] No. 10439 del
Fuck that guy, only reason he is popular is because /pol/ loves him and idiots on /tech/ like him because of "le memez xD".

/tech/ has truly gone to shit on 8chan and some of the other bunkers, and /pol/s influence is increasing and I am beginning to see it leak into real life, it scares me.

Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 21:51:40 [Preview] No. 10440 del
Most people are in it for the memes, sadly, but he actually has interesting things to say. I talked with him a lot a few years ago when he still posted on /tech/ and /templeos/ and had a channel on Rizon. It's a problem with the "CIA niggers xd" people, not with Terry Davis per se.

Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 22:07:05 [Preview] No. 10441 del
I spend too much time pondering and editing my old memories and looking back into the past rather than creating and fostering new memories, and I believe that this problem is happening to many of you as well. It seems that content and activities that used to entertain us have stopped being entertaining, and the world has just become more shitty and boring. Before, these mediums were funny and people made posts with intelligence to back them up, and people didn't take the world seriously, life is too short to worry and deal with normalfag problems. /pol/ always loves to blame the jews, but I seriously am starting to ponder the possibility of a malicious group that is subverting all of the small and interesting communities and sending normalfags into a deeper trance, they don't need to think when they are told what to think and are fed endless piles of temporary pleasures and entertainment. I don't believe any anons believe how difficult it is to usurp control from each individual country and be able to manipulate and control many various events at once, but it is very much possible with some interesting technology...

If someone built a special machine that could change the very way people think... I have thought of and conceptualized technology such as this, and knowing that out there someone else has thought of it as well and has put it to use... They could take over the world with ease and control it by pressing a few keys on their laptop from the safety of their home.

Anonymous 07/19/2017 (Wed) 04:45:10 [Preview] No. 10443 del
this is surprisingly acurate.

Anonymous 07/19/2017 (Wed) 12:55:08 [Preview] No. 10444 del
>he hasn't given up all hope for imageboards yet
Stop migrating faggot and accept your fate.

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Anonymous 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:13:05 [Preview] No. 8768 [Reply]
/g/ is building an OS

It's a riced out, gentoo based desktop distro

Has a nice low ram footprint

irc.rizon.net #cloveros
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Anonymous 07/15/2017 (Sat) 21:43:08 [Preview] No. 10404 del
How are the desktop themes/customization and network stability coming along with this?

>/g/ thread is 90% waifufag and gimp posting


That's some real fucking cancer in there, I tell you what. These people should be banned. It's not /g/ related, they know it and this is the same shit that killed other threads on /g/. It's just an excuse for these autists to post anime titties.

Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 00:10:44 [Preview] No. 10424 del
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Package validation works now

Anonymous 07/18/2017 (Tue) 00:35:45 [Preview] No. 10426 del

odilitime 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:10:02 [Preview] No. 8767 [Reply]
/g/'s building a web browser

OSX Fork (pic related)

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Anonymous 07/03/2017 (Mon) 15:44:03 [Preview] No. 8827 del
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holy shit this is bait.
and formal proofs for webshit, mfw

Anonymous 07/03/2017 (Mon) 19:49:47 [Preview] No. 8829 del
Bait? Explain your self.
Only NSA would say that non-deterministic PRNG and sandbox/privsep is bait. Are you NSA?

Anonymous 07/17/2017 (Mon) 08:06:27 [Preview] No. 10420 del
cant post on 4jizz /g/ without having to use a non banned proxy or personal ip so ill ask this here.I and am having issues compiling. Is it usually a dependency thing or do you just make && sudo make install ?

Anonymous 07/17/2017 (Mon) 13:41:55 [Preview] No. 10422 del
The following works on Arch.

sudo pacman -Suy glew glfw freetype2 harfbuzz
git clone https://git.teknik.io/gyroninja/netrunner/
cd netrunner && make

There is no install directive; just copy
binary to a dir in your PATH.

But even if it compiles it is broken as no webpage gets rendered.

Anonymous 07/17/2017 (Mon) 21:53:05 [Preview] No. 10423 del
Ok thank you I thought it was operable. Now the goals of a rendering engine and whatnot make sense.

Suddenly Bruce Perens doesn't want to talk to me. Anonymous 07/15/2017 (Sat) 06:38:30 [Preview] No. 10386 [Reply]
Suddenly Bruce Perens doesn't want to talk to me.

What happened? This was out of the blue:


>OK, I apologize to all who were involved in this conversation. I will block further emails from "aconcernedfossdev" and no longer encourage him.
> Bruce
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Anonymous 07/16/2017 (Sun) 08:38:56 [Preview] No. 10412 del
It's a mixed bag on the reply e-mail I'm afraid. It appears his stance on GRSecurity has not changed which is positive, however even though it appears you were an influence on his current stance he no longer values your opinion. He is something of a big cheese so for him to have listened to anyone in the community at all should be a credit to you.

The statement about Grsecurity still stands. Aconcernedfossdev was wasting my time with naive argument and I don't have to suffer fools gladly.



On Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 02:30 Anon wrote:

Hello Bruce, I am a long time follower of open source and my interest
was peaked in GRSecurity by a recent Slashdot post.

With some searching I came across a Debian mailing list and reading an

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Anonymous 07/16/2017 (Sun) 21:20:38 [Preview] No. 10416 del

Thanks for posting the reply.

I don't see how countering BKuhn's stance that one should wait until other cases are resolved before taking action

( https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/07/msg00811.html )

>Rather, the giant worldwide queue of known GPL violations
>should be prioritized by figuring out which ones, if solved, will do the
>most to maximize software freedom for all users.

And supporting Bruce Peren's stance (as seen here:)

( https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/07/msg00814.html )

Warning of the dangers of not taking action is a "naive argument" and makes me a "fool". Laches still exists (to limit equitable relief). Statutes of limitation still exist (to limit relief under law).

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Anonymous 07/16/2017 (Sun) 22:25:35 [Preview] No. 10417 del
I could ask, but his response won't be satisfying. It's the same as the mailing list and previous email. He clearly can't say you are wrong and I doubt he would admit to arrogance so his options are call you a fool without evidence again or not reply. Like I say, the fact he even gave you notice was impressive.

Anonymous 07/17/2017 (Mon) 02:11:47 [Preview] No. 10418 del

If he responds, it would be interesting to see if he tries to give examples. If there are any (and I doubt there are) they will be from the District of Colombia (DC likes to help the poor, especially in, say, landlord-tenant disputes, for instance), but they wouldn't be applicable to the Third Circuit where GRSecurity now resides, nor would they be applicable to middle-class programmers (who are not indigent), nor would they likely be applicable to plaintiffs bringing an action at all.

I was brainstorming the next step in bringing an action: one is supposed to think of all the little affirmative defenses an opponent might bring as-well as all the procedural hurdles they will place in your way.

Basically it seems that Bruce has publically libeled me in the worst way: questioning my professional abilities, and now since you investigated; we have evidence that he, indeed, did mean it the way we (and likely others on the debian user mailing list) took it.

I imagine that he would like to retract his article, since it was induced by a "fool", however if he were to do so that would impact his reputation, and, ofcourse, there would be a new slashdot, soylentnews, ycombinator (hacker news) story on the retraction.

I do not imagine, however, that he will pursue the GRSecurity case further. A "fool" used him as an implement and he would wish to go no further I would imagine.

Note: one can compare my write-ups on the GRSecurity situation and then his later article. You will see echos of my language. I certainly did.

Thanks for sending that mail. I would be interested to see if he responds again for a clarification.

Anonymous 07/17/2017 (Mon) 03:39:31 [Preview] No. 10419 del
Thanks for sending that original email.

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Anonymous 07/16/2017 (Sun) 12:55:39 [Preview] No. 10413 [Reply]
What's the cheapest msata ssd I can replace my x220 drive with ?

Anonymous 07/16/2017 (Sun) 19:43:09 [Preview] No. 10415 del
sandisk, several years and never had a failure with multiple drives, also dirt cheap