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/tech/ - Technology Anonymous 02/06/2018 (Tue) 21:45:11 [Preview] No. 12357 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of computer technology, both software and hardware.

Previous thread: https://archive.fo/WxkDv

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

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Anonymous 02/08/2018 (Thu) 21:58:57 [Preview] No.12364 del
>a nice problem to have
Not really, I'd like to be here all day long...
>What do you do?
Videomaking and stuff like that. I would like to get into formal proof/verification, though. Maybe in the next years following.

Anonymous 02/12/2018 (Mon) 03:39:56 [Preview] No.12383 del
Why has Terry Davis become the new face of /tech/, just some schizophrenic pol-tier guy who created his own operating system, a computer would be much more suitable.

betamax Board owner 02/12/2018 (Mon) 04:25:29 [Preview] No.12384 del
How ironic, people from /g/ couldn't decide on a logo to making an operating system for many years until some dedicated dev had kept on improving the content of the frequently abandoned /g/ project more than the logo up to how it is now (CloverOS), yet people like you care less about content and care more about a fucking picture.

People here in the last thread couldn't decide on anything collectively, and I did listen to someone's request in providing a good image but that guy needed to polish that image a little more to be presentable to my standards yet he was just too busy to deliver. Same goes to the guy that wanted to have a custom CSS that fits his own terminal colorscheme, he didn't come back to post the finished CSS. You have to be the change that you want to see in here. However, if you really want me to make a new sticky just to qualm your autism, the blood will be on your hands.

Provide me a competent image and have someone else here to agree with you in its implementation and do it ASAP but don't make me wait too long. However, this is really truly a non issue, but the real issue is that I will only allow just one more sticky image change. Get it right this time or I'll remind you all it's your guys' fault and I'll make a new sticky without any OP image and make it an official rule to not bitch about the sticky thread image posthumorously when there's no sticky image to even complain about.

Grow up.

Anonymous 02/13/2018 (Tue) 00:01:02 [Preview] No.12393 del
>>12361 (me)
>You have to be the change that you want to see in here.
Not the same guy but, good reply. I agreed.

Anonymous 02/20/2018 (Tue) 04:39:02 [Preview] No.12412 del
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I like that this board is /t/errytory. Gives it its own identity apart from /g/nuland.

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lowRISC: another year bites the dust? Anonymous 10/18/2017 (Wed) 05:41:40 [Preview] No. 11571 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

>When can I buy a lowRISC SoC?
>As with most tech projects, the most accurate answer is “When it’s ready”.
>We are expecting to crowdfund an initial instantiation of the lowRISC platform during the course of 2017.

I'm pretty sure the lowRISC FAQ said 2016 last year. It didn't happen, obviously, and it was changed to 2017, but we're running out of that, too. Ten weeks left, boys. Is a lowRISC SoC vaporware for another year?

At what point do we start looking to the J-x processors based on Hitachi's SuperH architecture? The last SH-4 patents are expiring this year.

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Anonymous 02/05/2018 (Mon) 04:21:48 [Preview] No.12347 del
HiFive or whatever it was called released a dev board yesterday for $1000 dollars.

Anonymous 02/05/2018 (Mon) 07:59:14 [Preview] No.12350 del
That's a dev board though, that's an investment for businesses looking to use the technology, not for enthusiasts.

I wonder, does anyone know why RISC chips always run so fucking hot? The heatsinks on the Talos machine are insane. How is it that x86 has gotten around this?

Anonymous 02/08/2018 (Thu) 22:01:56 [Preview] No.12365 del
>why RISC chips always run so fucking hot
ARM is RISC and run really cold. I don't think that a issue is RISC. Power was constructed primarilly for servers, so it will have more cores running, more L1 cache entries, so on.
>How is it that x86 has gotten around this?
From what I know, adaptative methods. For example, the clock and voltage adapts to the need of the user.

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 19:52:57 [Preview] No.12377 del
That was a great reply, thank you.

Anonymous 02/20/2018 (Tue) 05:10:54 [Preview] No.12414 del
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>dev board
>not for enthusiasts
it's exactly for enthusiasts, unless by enthusiasts, you mean the kind of enthusiast artist that buys Crayola instead of watercolor. HiFive is offering a modern computer, on an entirely new, unexploited platform, for us to program, all for a measly grand. The opportunity here is huge, and poorfags are gonna dismiss it just cuz it's not China cheap and includes proprietary parts.

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FLOSS and licensing Anonymous 07/31/2017 (Mon) 16:22:43 [Preview] No. 10510 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hello /tech/,

I'm not so familiar with software licenses so I started reading about the subject. At one point the question 'How does one profit from floss software?' popped in my head and these are some articles I came upon (quite outdated, but they still have a point). So GPL prevents companies from making proprietary software with your piece of software. BSD, on the other hand, does not (that's the case with Apple's kernel). Turns out the only way a company can profit from GPL license is by donations, offering support, teaching or dual licensing. Dual licensing seems like the most used option.


>But there is a net effect on software development. Who makes money off GPL code? We go back to Novell and Red Hat, who test and package this software. And we see a trend–GPL code helps software testers make money. It helps QA people. It helps the people who answer the support phones. It helps everybody except software developers. Oh, maybe Google will pay them a salary as a goodwill gesture. But it’s really, really hard to make money from developing FOSS. You can make money supporting it. You can make money testing it. But no money developing it.

So my question is - does free software actually benefit the developer?
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Anonymous 08/07/2017 (Mon) 10:04:44 [Preview] No. 10577 del
Much more importantly, you also have to grant the right to redistribute it all. The GPL makes it harder to make money. That shouldn't be controversial.
He never said it doesn't allow selling software.

Anonymous 08/07/2017 (Mon) 16:17:27 [Preview] No. 10578 del
>The GPL makes it harder to make money.

That seems a little like saying that you're going to be hungrier because mom added a side of broccoli to dinner. The existence of GPL software adds to the options that you have if you are developing software and want to make money. I don't think it makes anything harder.

Perhaps the core idea there is that the GPL doesn't make it as easy to make money as a license that allows you to take someone's code and resell it as your own does. I agree with that. For example, the zlib license is easier to make money with than the GPL license because you can use it in a commercial product and not release the source. That doesn't seem like a reason for me to complain about GPL software that benefits me and sometimes does what I want in other ways though.

What's the bottom line beef here anyway? If you are opposed to GPL licensed code and, like me, don't include in your development projects when you don't want to release under GPL, then don't use it. Problem solved. I use it when it makes sense and I want to give code that keeps on giving away and I don't use it when it doesn't.

Anonymous 08/16/2017 (Wed) 01:29:12 [Preview] No. 10731 del
If making FLOSS software meant helping actual competent and interesting programmers and computer engineers/scientists, then I would disregard money for the most part. I don't believe individuals/groups make FLOSS software for profits in the first place, if they wanted profits, it would be more efficient to write proprietary closed-source software for large companies or massive groups of computer users.

There are plenty of benefits of being a FLOSS software developer:
>You are more likely to be recognized by FLOSS communities which tend to be populated with highly intelligent and competent individuals.
>You are helping fight proprietary, non-free, and closed-source software by distributing and creating FLOSS software.
>You can very easily use your own software to your advantage and have an extra highly strong layer of security by using your own software that wrote.
>Your software has a higher chance of being used in OS distributions and software bundles (Look at Chrome OS). If you don't like your software being used against your will, maybe it shouldn't be free and open-source in the first place.
>You are seen as a trustworthy person and will be useful in the fight against surveillance and unwanted data-collection.

It also seems to be a misconception that once can only program either FLOSS or proprietary software and not both. You can make some of your software FLOSS and other software proprietary.

Anonymous 02/19/2018 (Mon) 01:49:08 [Preview] No.12406 del

You make the same mistaken assumption as everyone else.
Let me clear this up for you.
The cost to develop software is smaller than the cost of maintaining software.
Freedom software is a good way to find low/zero cost maintainers.
You're welcome.

Anonymous 02/20/2018 (Tue) 05:01:03 [Preview] No.12413 del
>I'm not so familiar with software licenses so I started reading about the subject. At one point the question 'How does one profit from floss software?' popped in my head and these are some articles I came upon (quite outdated, but they still have a point).
I had similar concerns and so I did my own research on the matter. I found this one guy's 2006 blog who btfo GPL as far as I'm concerned.


>So my question is - does free software actually benefit the developer?
No. All of the suggested business models are pathetic and won't work long-term.


It's as you say: you must provide support or dual license. What the FSF and OSI get wrong is that proprietary does not automatically mean closed source, and 'proprietary' is not inherently wrong. Here's a quote from Richard Stallman that shows a flaw in the design of GPL for making money.

>With free software, users don't have to pay the distribution fee in order to use the software. They can copy the program from a friend who has a copy, or with the help of a friend who has network access. Or several users can join together, split the price of one CD-ROM, then each in turn can install the software. A high CD-ROM price is not a major obstacle when the software is free.


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Anonymous 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:13:05 [Preview] No. 8768 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
/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 02/15/2018 (Thu) 14:08:24 [Preview] No.12400 del
Remove ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="**" from /etc/portage/make.conf

CloverOS iso now has wbar

Anonymous 02/19/2018 (Mon) 14:49:32 [Preview] No.12408 del
CloverOS GNU/Linux

Git: https://gitgud.io/cloveros/cloveros
ISO: https://cloveros.ga/s/CloverOS-x86_64-20180219.iso
Libre ISO: https://cloveros.ga/s/CloverOS_Libre-x86_64-20180219.iso
GPG: 78F5 AC55 A120 07F2 2DF9 A28A 78B9 3F76 B8E4 2805
IRC: #cloveros on irc.rizon.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloveros_ga
Packages: 3514 https://cloveros.ga/s/packages.html
Rsync: rsync://fr.cloveros.ga/cloveros
License: WTFPL
Mirrors: https://useast.cloveros.ga https://uswest.cloveros.ga https://ca.cloveros.ga https://ca2.cloveros.ga https://fr.cloveros.ga https://fr2.cloveros.ga https://uk.cloveros.ga https://au.cloveros.ga
Validate ISO:

gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-key "78F5 AC55 A120 07F2 2DF9 A28A 78B9 3F76 B8E4 2805"
wget https://cloveros.ga/s/signatures/s/CloverOS-x86_64-20180219.iso.asc
gpg --verify CloverOS-x86_64-20180219.iso.asc CloverOS-x86_64-20180219.iso

Anonymous 02/19/2018 (Mon) 15:49:17 [Preview] No.12409 del
fuck it I'll throw it on a laptop

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Anonymous 12/10/2017 (Sun) 02:20:58 [Preview] No. 11890 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hi tech, i'm tired of windows.

I will go to linux, but I need know which linux i will usage.

I am in doubt between the backbox and Kali Linux, if you have more recommendations, I accept (debian priorizer).

I have a 4GB pendrive, is it enough to change the operating system?
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Anonymous 02/15/2018 (Thu) 22:29:52 [Preview] No.12402 del
If you are not used to using Linux, I recommend starting with Ubuntu. Unless you have a very good reason, starting with a pentest-specialized OS like Kali or BackBox seems stupid - I don't see why anyone would want to use these for general purpose computing. If you are experienced with Linux or don't mind a very steep learning curve, I would recommend Arch Linux or Gentoo.

4 GB USB probably enough, some OS will require 8 GB.

Anonymous 02/15/2018 (Thu) 22:35:53 [Preview] No.12403 del
OP might like parrotOS or Lionsec. Parrot has an everyday suite and is a pentesting distro. Same thing with Lionsec it is ubuntu with a shitload of tools.

Anonymous 02/16/2018 (Fri) 02:49:30 [Preview] No.12404 del
Get void linux

Anonymous 02/19/2018 (Mon) 06:18:36 [Preview] No.12407 del
Install gentoo. It's definetely worth the effort.

Anonymous 02/19/2018 (Mon) 16:57:10 [Preview] No.12410 del
For anonymisation I suggest whonix
For penitration testing I suggest Backtrack 5r3
For personal use I suggest mint linux or arch linux
For linix hardware, if you want to leave microsoft i suggest System76
Or raspberry pi, pitop or piseed

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 20:30:28 [Preview] No.9131 del
Nice bump kiddo.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 20:30:39 [Preview] No.9132 del
For what it's worth, there used to be some spam right before that post.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 20:31:31 [Preview] No.9137 del

You samefagging piece of shit.

Anonymous 07/13/2017 (Thu) 16:36:41 [Preview] No. 10371 del

Anonymous 09/03/2017 (Sun) 18:59:34 [Preview] No. 11017 del
Fuck off with your advertising and samefagging, cocksucker.

Facebook new VPN shows what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps Anonymous 02/15/2018 (Thu) 00:10:22 [Preview] No. 12399 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Facebook acquisition of Israeli mobile-analytics company Onavo (a VPN service)
>data show in detail how the social-media giant employs it to measure what people do on their phones beyond Facebook's own suite of apps.
>"Websites and apps have used market-research services for years," the spokesman said
>has been downloaded an estimated 24 million times

Oh heyyyy!

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Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 04:51:26 [Preview] No. 12366 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
If Windows is such a shitty operating system, why do police officers use it to write reports?

Checkmate /tech/.

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 05:21:57 [Preview] No.12368 del
I actually like the old Win 95, Win 2000 and XP platform. As long as its not online 24/7 its not a bad OS to have. Sure does have its security flaws like every other OS.

On the other hand... Win 10 I would not touch with a ten foot pole.

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 19:49:57 [Preview] No.12375 del
>If Windows is such a shitty operating system, why do police officers use it to write reports?
So they can make sure the police aren't writing reports full of wrong think.

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 23:32:20 [Preview] No.12380 del
Software support. Most UNIX-like systems lack support for mainstream tools that these guys need. Also, the US government has contracts with Microsoft, as well as universities.
The server running the services from police is most likely a gnu/linux or BSD system.

Some sensitive groups in inteligence agencies don't use Windows because of security, just the 'normal' police.

Anonymous 02/10/2018 (Sat) 01:52:15 [Preview] No.12381 del
Unix/Linux won everywhere (servers + mobile platforms) except for desktops because people expect desktops to do everything from interfacing 20 year old printers to running the latest games.

Anonymous 02/12/2018 (Mon) 20:24:54 [Preview] No.12392 del
I think its more of the fact that its the default os with toughbooks. They can set it on their car and see the screen in full daylight.

Wireless transmitter inside Lenovo AC Adapters Recording your charging habits Anonymous 02/11/2018 (Sun) 22:35:59 [Preview] No. 12382 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
FAKE ASS MOTHERFUCKING NEWS, never really existed https://web.archive.org/web/20170515000000*/https://computersdaily.com/

A group of hardware hackers came across a small transmitter inside Lenovo AC Adapters, that when turned on, would send signals to your computer which would then send data to Lenovo about your charging habits on February 9, 2018.

The application that allowed this to work is included in all Windows 10 operating systems that come pre-installed on Lenovo computers and has supposedly been this way for eight months.

When asked about the purpose of these chips, Lenovo stated that they were to create better computers and help with power reduction in specific situations, and also acknowledged that these chips are in no way malicious and will never be used for malicious purposes.

Edited last time by _ on 02/13/2018 (Tue) 13:44:36.
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Anonymous 02/12/2018 (Mon) 14:36:15 [Preview] No.12388 del
>bacdoored cpu enough
Supposedly they worked a backdoor into RAM modules but it was a report that I came across many months ago.

Anonymous 02/12/2018 (Mon) 16:01:22 [Preview] No.12389 del
>these chips are in no way malicious
>and will never be used for malicious purposes

good guy lenovo, everyone!

Anonymous 02/12/2018 (Mon) 16:57:30 [Preview] No.12390 del
Just fucking inset a chip into my dick already.

Anonymous 02/12/2018 (Mon) 19:36:33 [Preview] No.12391 del
I want off this fucking ride.

Anonymous 02/13/2018 (Tue) 13:16:28 [Preview] No.12395 del
>https://computersdaily.com is a parked domain
fake news, no archive link.

Apple's iPhone Source Code Leaks Out, Hackers Can Now Steal Everything You Have On Your iPhones /news/ 02/09/2018 (Fri) 05:04:15 [Preview] No. 12367 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Disregard this faggot, he can't even post the goddamn link to the article to make people reply to the /news/ thread while having a slightly misleading subject line (goes to show the OP is very much so technology illiterate). Just read the article for yourself.

Update: this sums it up better https://archive.fo/n4ce0 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-iboot-source-code-leaked-on-github/
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Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 18:39:17 [Preview] No.12373 del
This spent a whole year on reddit and no one saw it because the poster had zero attention whoring karma. Reddit is such a fucking echo chamber full of faggots jerking each other off they didn't notice the leak of the decade. I fucking hate reddit so god damn fucking much.

On topic: this could result in some awesome hacks, however I hear this will be exploits only as the hardware won't allow a custom bootloader or something?

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 19:26:31 [Preview] No.12374 del
Don't worry. It will be the last piece of news I ever post here, I promise! No courtesy or respect to those who want to contribute? Au revoir!

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 19:51:11 [Preview] No.12376 del
Is this snapshot all that was leaked? Or was there repository history as well?

Anonymous 02/09/2018 (Fri) 20:03:34 [Preview] No.12378 del
Calm down dear, you know exactly what you did, directing traffic to /news not saying anything's wrong with that, an archive link would have been nice. Thanks for posting anyway.

Anonymous Board owner 02/09/2018 (Fri) 22:48:16 [Preview] No.12379 del
You didn't heed my warning the last time in >>12294 which that last stunt was just terrible. The first thread you've made was okay, but the previous thread you made at least had the fucking link. This is really my extended warning in not deleting your overly sensationalized drivel immediately at sight. You have contributed essentially nothing of use, nor to this very thread. I honestly prefer desktop threads over your pathetic attempt at technology journalism when you yourself don't understand what you're saying. I'm going to lock this fucking thread too, please don't come back.