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Acrobat Reader Alternative Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 08:35:05 [Preview] No. 8388 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Are there any alternatives for browsing pdfs in browser that don't require Adobe Acrobat? The main problem is having to allow it each time in Firefox because it's apparently not secure.
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Anonymous 05/02/2017 (Tue) 03:52:43 [Preview] No. 8427 del
I don't recommend to use it in a browser.
PDFs are now a great vector of malware and other shit.

Just use a minimalist reader like muhPDF

Anonymous 05/02/2017 (Tue) 03:59:30 [Preview] No. 8428 del
You could technically open it in photoshop. Pdfs take forever to open no matter what you use.

Anonymous 05/02/2017 (Tue) 22:43:40 [Preview] No. 8434 del
>Pdfs take forever to open no matter what you use.
mupdf takes about 0.25s to open a ~4000 page pdf.

Anonymous 05/05/2017 (Fri) 10:14:55 [Preview] No. 8440 del
It's for work and they come in from corporate, so for better or worse I'm not too concerned about potential security issues with them. I couldn't tell you the last time I used a pdf for anything on my personal BEAST!

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Anonymous 06/19/2017 (Mon) 14:18:39 [Preview] No. 8567 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>tor browser now only plays sound if you have pulseaudio installed


First, Tails depends on systemd based Debian, now the Tor Browser depends on PulseAudio.

Pottering is killing anonymity.

Anonymous 06/21/2017 (Wed) 03:10:30 [Preview] No. 8572 del
Why would you want a browser to play sound?

Anonymous 06/21/2017 (Wed) 05:27:16 [Preview] No. 8573 del
>decide to tinker around with linux audio tools for music production.
>please configure your jack server
>connect to the jack server
>everything is muted
>eventually nigger rig the ability to use the midi keyboard with a synthesizer
>realize its easier to use flstudio on playonlinux instead of trying to hear an output with this.
>broke my sound configuration and have to sync up video with video track playing in mpv and the audio playing on audacious
>can only play sound in audacious because it allows you to specify the alsa and oss drivers
>only choice to reset this is to re-install os or get frustrated learning how to set sound devices
>just reinstalled os and have the configuration to a usable level
>distribution upgrade makes it so I can only hear things in audacious again

this is the feats of madness.

Anonymous 06/21/2017 (Wed) 06:53:53 [Preview] No. 8575 del
there's some devuan base distro tail call heads or something
but I think QubesOS and Whonix also uses systemd/potterware so...

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Anonymous 06/07/2017 (Wed) 21:07:56 [Preview] No. 8544 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Could I follow youtube channels without having an account? I am thinking using RSS or similar.

I subscribe to 400+ channels on my current account so I cannot simply check each one for new videos.

Anyone tried something like this?

Anonymous 06/08/2017 (Thu) 06:29:33 [Preview] No. 8545 del
Hmm, I use newsbeuter, have a query feed (basically an entry which includes entries for multiple feeds) and I filter them by age and some certain keywords but jesus christ I don't have 400+ channels I barely have like 10 and probably 2 of them are dead. I don't know if there's any practical solution for your case.

Just using newsbeuter and putting all of them into a query feed and checking that query feed full screen from time to time to see if there's anything interesting might do it but I'm not familiar with the way youtube shows videos to users (I know they introduced some follow feature or some bullshit)

Anonymous 06/08/2017 (Thu) 08:23:29 [Preview] No. 8546 del
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=[ID HERE eg. UCvBqzzvUBLCs8Y7Axb-jZew]
will do.
I think some feed readers just take the URI to a channel and it gets converted automagically.

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Anonymous 11/08/2016 (Tue) 12:11:09 [Preview] No. 7323 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In what situation would I need to tumble my bitcoin? I mean if law enforcement did not know what my bitcoin public keys where but I also had a large sum of money going into a bank account under my name how could they find out if I got that bitcoin legal or not?

Anonymous 11/08/2016 (Tue) 16:10:02 [Preview] No. 7326 del
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>how could they find out if I got that bitcoin legal or not?

Depends on which end of the money flow you're being investigated from.

Example scenario #1: LEAs compromise a darknet market and trace payments for illegal goods/services to one of your public keys. They see subsequent transactions involving those public keys and a company that exchanges BTC->USD (or GBP or EUR or whatever). They get a warrant for information about the exchange from the exchange company. They then have information about your bank and deposits. They get a warrant for information from the bank. They now have a chain of transactions tied to you from sale of illegal goods/services through to your deposit in your name at the bank. If you tumble your bitcoins, theoretically, it's more difficult to make the connection from the public key that received BTC for illegal goods/services and the eventual conversion from BTC to fiat currency in your name.

Example scenario #2: You deposit at your bank an amount of money or in a pattern that raises red flags. LEA gets warrants from the bank and the depositing company (the BTC -> fiat exchange) and gets information about the BTC address involved in the transaction. They then try to tie the BTC address to receipt of BTC for the sale of illegal goods/services. If you're using a DNM that has its payment system set up properly, this should be really difficult. That's a form of tumbling in itself.

LEA ability to associate illegally acquired Bitcoins with you depends on 1) associating an illegal transaction with a given Bitcoin address, and 2) associating that Bitcoin address with you. Tumbling your Bitcoins attempts to make that difficult by obscuring the relationship between the Bitcoin address involved in an illegal transaction that the one that eventually is used to transfer Bitcoins to fiat currency in your name.

Anonymous 11/09/2016 (Wed) 12:30:34 [Preview] No. 7334 del
I never used bitcoin so i'm not an expert, but i remember reading that there is this site which will excange your coins for someone elses and then if LEAs are after you their trail ends at that site.

Anonymous 06/06/2017 (Tue) 23:06:10 [Preview] No. 8542 del
>In what situation would I need to tumble my bitcoin?
here's a scenario: you want to assert your right to privacy

>how could they find out if I got that bitcoin legal or not?
>guys with guns at your door
>you have 5 seconds to prove how you got this money or we fuck up your life

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Why haven't you installed gentoo yet? Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:09:20 [Preview] No. 10242 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:14:53 [Preview] No. 10273 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 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:15:04 [Preview] No. 10274 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 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:15:14 [Preview] No. 10275 del
yeah just dont install any gnome or kde bullshit

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Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:15:36 [Preview] No. 10277 del


just because I use a tiling window manager doesn't mean that I won't need a qt application

please go back using arch linux

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Pls help Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:59:30 [Preview] No. 10187 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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.

Post links to stuff here for the bongs

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:59:41 [Preview] No. 10188 del
I already noticed another anon posted this link:

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

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:59:51 [Preview] No. 10189 del
>Post links to stuff here for the bongs
You mean like "So long Blighty!"?

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

Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:00:02 [Preview] No. 10190 del
I wish the Torries would go back to starving the Irish instead.0

Anonymous 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:00:13 [Preview] No. 10191 del
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 07/10/2017 (Mon) 00:00:24 [Preview] No. 10192 del

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

DIY, Modular, Open source Laptop Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:55:14 [Preview] No. 10163 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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

-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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:58:37 [Preview] No. 10182 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:58:48 [Preview] No. 10183 del
>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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:58:59 [Preview] No. 10184 del
>Tfw you were born just in the right time to see PERSONAL MICROCOMPUTING come back

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:59:09 [Preview] No. 10185 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:59:20 [Preview] No. 10186 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:53:05 [Preview] No. 10151 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:54:21 [Preview] No. 10158 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:54:31 [Preview] No. 10159 del
ive been using links a bit with the linux framebuffer. seems to work on this site (unlike 8chan)

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:54:42 [Preview] No. 10160 del
Youtube works for me without js.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:54:52 [Preview] No. 10161 del
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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:55:03 [Preview] No. 10162 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:50:56 [Preview] No. 10139 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:52:12 [Preview] No. 10146 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:52:23 [Preview] No. 10147 del
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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:52:33 [Preview] No. 10148 del
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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:52:44 [Preview] No. 10149 del
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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:52:54 [Preview] No. 10150 del
Tomtom maps, used by Apple

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Headphone datamining Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:49:20 [Preview] No. 10130 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:50:02 [Preview] No. 10134 del
A good time to finally get these Sennheiser HD600.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:50:13 [Preview] No. 10135 del
i bought some headphones for $5 a few years ago. they work pretty good

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:50:24 [Preview] No. 10136 del
English might not be his first language.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:50:35 [Preview] No. 10137 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 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:50:46 [Preview] No. 10138 del
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.