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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 02/13/2017 (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 08/21/2017 (Mon) 21:05:40 [Preview] No. 10871 del
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Here you go.>>1136

Steem Anonymous 08/16/2017 (Wed) 20:47:05 [Preview] No. 10768 [Reply]
Thoughts on Steem?

Post/curate content -> get upvoted -> get cryptocurrency.

Anonymous 08/22/2017 (Tue) 05:50:14 [Preview] No. 10873 del
poor name choice

Anonymous 08/22/2017 (Tue) 06:38:33 [Preview] No. 10874 del

Because of the Steam game platform?

USSR home computer programs on tape Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 22:06:43 [Preview] No. 9625 [Reply]
Does anyone on /tech/ know how to get programs for old computer from audio cassette? What emulators can run that? Rips are on http://25dxotevqkqyhqgi.onion/
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Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 22:07:28 [Preview] No. 9629 del
If it is 8 bit computer produced by USSR it might be Agat. Their early edition came with cassette tape reader.


The processor of Agat was clone of MOS 6052 so you might want to check out emulators written for it.



Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 22:07:40 [Preview] No. 9630 del

but even if you dump the programs encoded in cassette it would be bunch of boring games and programming utilities.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 17:36:33 [Preview] No. 10868 del
Screenshot on Wikipedia page is an almost 100% evidence emulator exists.

Link no worky.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 21:37:46 [Preview] No. 10872 del
I suppose, you equip yourself with some kind of translation software and google for [Computer name + emulator] in Russian.
This is what quick search for Микро 80 эмулятор gave me:
As per games, you can feed wav audio directly to emulators.

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Best version of windows for fucking with Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 08:12:04 [Preview] No. 10848 [Reply]
Hey guys, I don't like using windows but I had an itch to fuck with it a little.

I was thinking of taking a windows image, stripping the shit out of it with ntlite, then replace a bunch of stuff with versions from reactos and a different shell like blackbox.

Maybe windows 10? Anyone remember how to strip all the botnet shit from there?
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Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 01:04:19 [Preview] No. 10864 del
Jesus Fuckin' Christ, buncha goddamned stuckup children here. Fuck your "not using windows is the most basic thing you can do" attitude. I've got two windows boxes, four *nix boxes, a mac, a pi, and a handful of other small machines within eyeshot. I use all of them. One of them is a slackware box that's been going since the late 90s. Lemon suckers going "ewwww! you're not using the right style of computator!" can be dismissed as closed-minded cunts. If it's Turing Complete then it's useful. Carry on, OP. I salute fucking with windows and everything else. *That's* freedom.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 02:24:12 [Preview] No. 10865 del

Thanks for participating in the ruin of freedom and privacy.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 06:18:48 [Preview] No. 10866 del
What a load of fucking shit, OP never stated that their main OS was windows or they used windows for sensitive tasks. Good for them if they are having fun and tinkering with an OS which in turn allows them to learn and become more fond of the inner workings of an OS.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 19:19:32 [Preview] No. 10869 del
Who made your hard drive? Is the firmware on its controller card proprietary or open source? How about your graphics card? Do you use thumbdrives?

It's not hypocrisy when an "Open Source or Nothing!" person disses me for "ruining freedom and privacy" while half the shit they use is proprietary, it's just ignorance. Stop thinking that you're special on the freedom and privacy issues. We're all in the same boat there.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 19:51:54 [Preview] No. 10870 del
>everyone gets a participation trophy
Get out of here. If op wants to tinker he can go to numerous other tinkering forums.

There is only one reason to tinker with Windows, and if it was OP's reason he would be more direct about it.

Anonymous 06/23/2017 (Fri) 22:32:50 [Preview] No. 8590 [Reply]
>VDPAU on my card doesn't support 10 bit profiles for h264
>my processor is too slow for software decoding scenes where there's a lot of action

is this Daiz's fault?

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Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 17:10:21 [Preview] No. 10867 del
Nothing on consumer marker supports 10 bit profiles for H.264.

AFAIR, Daiz does not belong to that group of x264 authors that is openly gay loving anime.

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Anonymous 08/18/2017 (Fri) 18:19:10 [Preview] No. 10827 [Reply]
Is there any way I can block google recapcha in hosts ? I appears on some 4chan archives and it drives me nuts because for some reason webkit uses like 40% of my cpu to render that shit
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Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 02:09:09 [Preview] No. 10845 del
I don't have access to a windows machine tho and I doubt it works on wine.

Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 06:21:17 [Preview] No. 10847 del
Is it like etherape?

Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 11:54:44 [Preview] No. 10854 del

I don't want a trojan on my computer. But I guess that as a windows user, you have a limited understanding about why you should never ever use a close source program.

Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 19:15:10 [Preview] No. 10862 del
You can't block an entire domain in /etc/hosts, unless you have an entry for every single host, but that's not doable for something the scope of google. But you can block all of *.google.com if you run a local DNS server. For example, I have this entry in /var/unbound/etc/unbound.conf, since I don't want to have anything to do with fb ever:
local-zone: "facebook.com." refuse
I would do the same with google exept that I actually use their gmail service, and at one point they started to require you to "login to your google account" instead of just loging into the gmail.com domain.
They also have some other domains like googleapis.com, googlesyndication.com, and so forth. Probably best to get your browser to log everything and then check what other stuff needs blocking.
Also the hosts file from http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm is useful but doesn't cover everything.

Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 00:47:48 [Preview] No. 10863 del
My apologies, I don't know why I thought you were running windows. You should be able to do the same conceptual thing though - watch outbound DNS lookups - with tcpdump or whatever packet capturing utility you've got on your OS. I'll second 10862 - run a local DNS server.

Don't be a conclusion-jumping condescending douche. You've actually inspected the source code of a miniscule fraction of a percent of everything you are running right now, and if you think having source covers all your security bases, you're doing security wrong and relying on an unrealistic world view. Take inventory of all the proprietary tech and embedded systems you actually deal with on a daily basis. I'm pretty sure you aren't inspecting the source code running the ABS of nearby cars before crossing the street.

MOZILLA SELLS OUT! Anonymous 08/16/2017 (Wed) 00:02:50 [Preview] No. 10727 [Reply]
Mozilla To Build New Browsers That Conform To Internet Censorship


In November of 1737, decades before America officially declared its independence from the king of England, a young Benjamin Franklin published an essay in The Pennsylvania Gazette entitled, “On Freedom of Speech and the Press.” In it, Franklin wrote, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the Constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” Franklin went on to write, “An evil magistrate entrusted with power to punish for words, would be armed with a weapon the most destructive and terrible.”

Although this was written in an article published more than two and a half centuries ago, Franklin’s words are quite possibly more relevant today than they ever have been. Indeed, there is an ongoing effort by the progressive left and extremists such as George Soros to silence speech that doesn’t align with the liberal agenda. This effort to effectively gut the First Amendment is taking place virtually everywhere you look, from the mainstream media, to Hollywood, to college campuses, and perhaps most frequently, across the Internet.

Recently, the popular Internet web browser Mozilla Firefox announced that it plans on joining the fight against what it considers to be “fake news,” a term that to leftists means nothing more than news that is written by conservatives. Mozilla said that it was “investing in people, programs and projects” in an effort to “disrupt misinformation online.”

The first question that every constitutionalist and liberty-loving American should be asking is as follows: How does Mozilla define “fake news?” Are they only talking about suppressing radical websites such as sites run by white supremacists, or are they talking about any news that comes from conservatives? At the very least, it should worry you that companies like Mozilla are often reluctant to thoroughly define “fake news” – it is highly unlikely that this is unintentional.

Furthermore, what exactly gives Mozilla the right or the authority to determine what is misinformation and what is not? The United States Constitution is the law of the land, and the freedom of speech is an inalienable right from God. The fact that Mozilla thinks it has sweeping authority to select which speech is censored and which speech is not runs contrary to everything that America was founded upon.

With the assault on independent media getting increasingly aggressive, many Internet bloggers and website owners are desperately looking for ways they can continue voicing their opinions without being harassed, suppressed or silenced. If you are one of these people, you may want to consider using “Brave,” a relatively new web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

On its website, Brave states that its goal is “to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.”

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Anonymous 08/18/2017 (Fri) 09:31:48 [Preview] No. 10826 del
>Look at it this way: you have to groups (racist supremacists and 'politically correct' mentally disturbed nutjobs) fighting in the streets, punching people, driving people over with cars, tackling people and beating one another up[..].
It seems that those are largely the same kind of people, they have just been conveniently divided by the governent-industrial-complex along some arbitrary, one-dimensional axis so that those who are discontent with how things fight each other instead of uniting and working against those with actual power. It's classic divide & conquer like feminsm and all that nonsense. Google has recently been displacing anything that disagrees with WashPost et al., doesnt matter if they are "left" or "right".


I have also long suspected that at least some of the liberal SJWs or white spremacists (or terrorists for that matter) are sock puppets. The Brendan Eich spectacle comes to mind, /pol/ was chimping out about "degenerates" while the SJWs where throwing a tantrum about "hompophobia". This is how the media framed it. I never saw Eich's definitve stance against the implementation of DRM in Firefox mentioned and how him becoming the CEO put that hope on ice, or how much money Hollywood was losing by missing out on customers due to having to use the instranparent NPAPI plugins for DRM. Or how his replacement, the former CMO and former CEO of a venture capital start-up, put DRM which is antithetical to Moziila's manifesto on the fast track. SJWs are incompetent, it wouldn't surprise me if Hollywood and friends didn't go out of their way to dig up dirt on Eich, anonmously tip of some "influencers" and then orchestrate the hole defamation campaign to subsequently install their corporate-friendly tyrant.

Ultimately though it matters little if the governent-industrial-complex is behind the boogeymen or merely being opportunistic, the resulting shift of power from the bottom to the top is the same.

Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 12:44:20 [Preview] No. 10835 del
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>Not in all cases. Friendships that were weak in the first place result in this, but robbers with a deep history are highly unlikely to do this, and they can very easily split the profits.

That's false. I was talking about official statistics. I'm not talking about movies.
In the reality, everyone want to fuck everyone, at a low robbery level, and at the high level. "High intellectuals" only make the scam better engineered, with higher reward, but the spirit is the same. In fact, it's worste and worste with time. That's true that in the past, the stealer were organised in corporation, the ancestor of mafia, but the hierarchy was and is still organised upon fear, money and blackmail, and still everyone wanted to fuck everyone. The method got worste with time, and their power is greater today than ever.
A secret service is a mafia. A government is a mafia. But that's just some coggs, and a religion/ideology is CERTAINLY not enough to maintain anything here.

You should ask yourself why the real top don't care about money, and why they sacrify children, and do blood ritual.

You said you were searching about who control these big monopoly. Well, no one can know, since there is the shareolder secrecy. Maybe an unique team of people possess everything, even concurrent societies. The CEO is important, but it's not the top. Who knows.

Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 15:02:48 [Preview] No. 10836 del
>why they sacrify children, and do blood ritual.
Hi. I haven't read this entire thread, but: can you profice any factual evidence of this in recent times?
Thank you.

Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 18:20:28 [Preview] No. 10838 del
Take this shit to /pol/.

Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 05:44:21 [Preview] No. 10846 del
>“fake news,” a term that to leftists means nothing more than news that is written by conservatives.
Nice clarification.

>How does Mozilla define “fake news?” Are they only talking about suppressing radical websites such as sites run by white supremacists,
>Are they only talking about suppressing radical websites such as sites run by white supremacists, or are they talking about any news that comes from conservatives?
Maybe they mean something like "Millians of illegal voters!" (or something). You know, the plain old _wrong_ stuff.
Not even a glimpse of serious reflection on your side about that topic.

All i see is your heavily biased (god given) brain fuck, scared about its future supply.

But in essence, you are of course right. Censorship is always a bad idea.

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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2017-07-31 release and progress report

2017-07-31 OSX binary package https://my.mixtape.moe/ywjanx.zip

2017-07-31 64bit linux binary package
>sponsored by CloverOS since our jenkins instances won't talk with gogs on teknik any more.

17-07-29 Windows Package
(required vc17 32bit runtime: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746571)

- nubben's local file work
- unification of layout paths (creation/resize now use the same functions)
- only build textures on use (not creation)
- dynamic cursor
- HiDPI fixes

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Anonymous 08/04/2017 (Fri) 12:48:24 [Preview] No. 10543 del
it doens't contain any links source code, it's 100% from scratch.

Anonymous 08/08/2017 (Tue) 13:48:09 [Preview] No. 10605 del
Does it have its own rendering engine or is another wrapper to WebKit?

Anonymous 08/11/2017 (Fri) 05:35:53 [Preview] No. 10686 del
It has it's own engine

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now available for more versions of NT

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Search Engines Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 15:56:08 [Preview] No. 10837 [Reply]
The majority of them are garbage.

Has anyone discovered or created a search engine that allows the user to set parameters to exclude certain websites? The massive majority of search engines have little features and space for user input (Searx is probably the closest to what is ideal).

General search engine/ideas thread.

Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 21:27:52 [Preview] No. 10840 del
There is no question about it. It's pretty well known here.
Seriously, I don't know what you're doing here if you don't even know what search engine to use.
Host your own instance of Searx is the best.
Use startpage temporary.
Look for yacy.

Not much to add... Go on 8ch.

Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 21:37:54 [Preview] No. 10841 del
I already use Searx (Not my own instance, but searx.me), but you cannot filter out certain websites (Which means that results are bloated with crap normies click on).

Nokia 8 Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 20:01:59 [Preview] No. 10839 [Reply]
This smartphone will physically train people to record video...

in landscape mode!