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What happened to IRC? Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:01:57 [Preview] No. 11730 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Why did it go out of style and are there any active communities left?
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Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:52:35 [Preview] No. 11732 del
>Born 12-20-15 IRC: #InfinityNow @ rizon.net (Group) (Trello) 8TailedLynx (Trello) LynxChan 1.7.5 (Group) (Trello)
>[home / boards / overboard / account / help ] [ irc / ]
>Irc: #lynxchan@rizon.net

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 09:54:28 [Preview] No. 11733 del
>most servers exclude tor exit nodes
>no e2e encryption
>using irc

Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 00:05:08 [Preview] No. 11735 del
IRC is simply inconvenient by any communication standards.
It is volatile, and doesn't keep message history on the server.
Multi-user chat concept is retarded for anything beyond game sessions, bots and casual shitposting. Group voice calling software and XMPP/Discord conferences with history supersede it for gamers.
Threaded forum boards and Slack supersede it for serious discussions where you can always connect to server and review old messages.
Finally, today IRC means connect to "our" IRC server hosted by third-party like Freenode, basically reddit in denial.

Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 03:11:42 [Preview] No. 11736 del
As an Anon I like IRC. Tell me which other centralized protocol doesn't require you to make an account?

>doesn't keep message history on the server.
Real-time chat should be real time. If you want to keep your history, use forums.

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:47:10 [Preview] No.11775 del
You are implying too much OP, you are wrong. IRC is more active than discord shit.

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Wizards Assemble! Anonymous 09/04/2017 (Mon) 10:18:13 [Preview] No. 11021 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Advanced users of GNU/Linux (and I mean advanced), remember to try Source Mage GNU/Linux. True source-based distribution, and (in contrast with Gentoo and Arch) is:
Free from obfuscated and pre-configured code.
Fully committed to GPL, uses only free software (as in freedom) in their main package.
With even the documentation licensed as FDL.
Without 3rd party patches, sensible defaults or masked packages.
Doesn't need obfuscated python libraries, only bash.
No systemd (they've implemented their own init scripts system http://sourcemage.org/Init).
Uses clean dependencies as they came from upstream developers, which by the same provides instant updates.
Can heal broken installs.
Can also use flags.

Do you like Arch Linux's AUR? Do you like Gentoo's portage (or ports-like) package manager? With SMGL's "sorcery" you get all that. Making new spells (package build files) not found in the grimoire (repository of spells) is easy http://sourcemage.org/Spell/Book

Bash hackers welcome! Come and join http://sourcemage.org/

Installing SMGL is easy, here's the simplified process:
>boot a live Ubuntu (or whatever) USB drive

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Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 04:50:35 [Preview] No. 11513 del
Apparently GRUB is now the default bootloader?

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 15:08:57 [Preview] No. 11518 del
is source mage a RYF distro?

Anonymous 10/09/2017 (Mon) 20:43:14 [Preview] No. 11535 del

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 16:54:18 [Preview] No. 11710 del
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Post of the year

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:37:12 [Preview] No.11774 del
They use vanilla kernel from kernel.org, and that ships with binary blobs. If they were to use linux-libre that most surely make them so.

Virtual Distro Hopping Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 20:09:06 [Preview] No. 11773 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's see what's the state of the Linux desktop in the current year of the Linux desktop. For this purpose I setup a virtual machine with qemu. You'll find more details on the arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/QEMU - I create some dedicated space to install the distro and download or torrent legally the NET install ISO from the distro's homepage.
qemu-img create -f qcow2 fedora27.cow 20G

I run qemu with sudo, so I can use kvm. kvm allows you to use your whole CPU. You can use kvm as non-privileged user, by creating a new group in your udev rules. But I'm too lazy for that.
sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 4G -cdrom /path-to-your-folder/fedora27_x86_64.iso -boot order=d -drive file=fedora27.cow

First Distro I'm trying is Fedora 27. Installation is quick, you need to click on some options, but that's it, the rest is done in the background. If you want more control, you need to find the options first though. It uses wayland as standard. No more screen tearing, but without GPU passthrough to the virtual machine, it uses the CPU to render the graphics. 3D graphics and wayland slow down the whole thing and CPU is constantly over 50%. To test wayland better another test from a live image would be necessary. The bars on top are not as big as they used to be. The software looks uniform. Accessing software with the activities tab and then searching through very big icons is not practical. There is not so much software, but the installation size is still big. Firefox and LibreOffice take a lot of space. You can't rice or adapt much of the desktop, but you can download different styles.
My impression is that Gnome looks clean and can be used out of the box as is. It hides as much as possible from the user. It has the best touch screen and wayland support so far. I don't like the usability concept with the hidden software, it's too much optimized for touch devices in the mind. It might be interesting for someone who has a 2-in-1 device or likes the look and feel of Gnome to really use this as desktop. Fedora is a bit strange as distribution, as they ship classic releases with stable software from a due date, but also ship the latest kernel. The perfect distribution for Linus Torvalds, but not for the imageboard neckbeard.

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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 11/19/2017 (Sun) 14:55:04 [Preview] No.11768 del
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You sir are a man among men.

Anonymous 11/19/2017 (Sun) 16:41:35 [Preview] No.11769 del
Hahaha, amazing. This might be worth ditching Trisquel for.

Anonymous 11/19/2017 (Sun) 22:32:32 [Preview] No.11770 del
torrent & gx ipfs when?

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 00:40:26 [Preview] No.11771 del
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>mfw none of the links for the new ISO load

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 17:32:11 [Preview] No.11772 del
>all these newfags
fuck off.

Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 14:15:12 [Preview] No. 11762 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What's your favourite Linux distro?

Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 15:11:32 [Preview] No.11763 del
fuck off.

Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 17:26:30 [Preview] No.11764 del
GNU systemd Arc Linux

Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 18:55:23 [Preview] No.11765 del

I used only Debian and few derivatives, then switched for Gentoo. It's very good, but compiling may be slow at old computer. Still worth it. It just werks.

I am actually in search of comfy binary distro, is Devuan good? Currently trying out Void Linux for flashdrive install. I don't like it a lot, probably just because am not familiar with it. I consider just doing Gentoo there with heavy stuff like portage tree and compiling being done on home computer.

Anonymous 11/18/2017 (Sat) 20:32:43 [Preview] No.11766 del
The best linux distro is your own.

Basically anything without systemd (gentoo, void, etc..). Gentoo is a good way to make you learn how to actually build your own distro (ofc, you'll need to understand the LFS process etc..).

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Microsoft and universities Anonymous 10/06/2017 (Fri) 19:10:05 [Preview] No. 11528 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hello /tech/. What is that? You have similar stuff in your university too? Any implications?
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Anonymous 11/15/2017 (Wed) 05:56:40 [Preview] No. 11755 del
You can now take free classes online you know.

Anonymous 11/16/2017 (Thu) 16:28:00 [Preview] No. 11756 del
The implication is that Microsoft is like a cuckoo bird, replacing the university's eggs of education with its own.

Anonymous 11/17/2017 (Fri) 06:21:26 [Preview] No. 11759 del
The whole point is so that you have mindshare in M$ so that when you're out of University M$ has you cucked to the point where you have to pay them to make use of all that you learned. Don't fucking use their shit.

Anonymous 11/17/2017 (Fri) 07:02:53 [Preview] No. 11760 del
Early M$ worker from day one saw that the MCSE program was a wheel of pain to push for your whole career with them. I thank God for all the classes I did not sit through or pay for that they had already planned as obsolete and far too empowering, back then. Autoruns, for example, was suppressed by them. Why give people control over what's happening on their machine? ow win 10 is basically a torrent, always updating, always needing to call borg central. The last 30 years have been a disgrace for anyone who could have seen what was possible in early 1990s era. Well before then. anyway, now it's fucked as badly as the Titanic. Bill Gates can go straight to hell and stay there.

Anonymous 11/17/2017 (Fri) 23:16:05 [Preview] No.11761 del
As a geologist, I don't need to step anywhere near MicrosoftTM products.

Don't enroll in shitty courses (Or even colleges/universities if the situation is dire...).

ideas for saving /tech/ general Anonymous 10/16/2017 (Mon) 07:26:55 [Preview] No. 11561 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
We're about halfway through October and about two weeks out from our most esteemed /tech/nician's autistic tantrum over on /operate/:

>>>/operate/7122 it's good reading, he came in with a balloon knot and left with a rectum that you could park a utility van in

so it seems like a good time to reassess the state of the board.

Since October 1st, there have been 0.6 original posts per day on /tech/. I use the term "original" with some reservation, as some of them are just verbatim reposts from 8/tech/. There have been an average of 8.13 replies per day, but most of them were one-line comments or barbs without substance, or memes, or corrections to a previous post. We're averaging about 1 substantive reply per day. Two on a good day. I didn't feel like digging into the numbers any further, but it's my impression that these averages don't even reflect how dire the situation is, as there was a burst of activity at the beginning of the month that has tapered off significantly.

/tech/ is not dead, but it's on life support, and, ironically, none of its denizens seems to know how to service the life support machine.

It would be a shame for this alternative to pigchan and Hiroshima's /g/ to wither through neglect.

Let's brainstorm ideas for keeping this place alive.
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Anonymous 11/14/2017 (Tue) 06:16:29 [Preview] No. 11752 del
So, you mean like set up a really sexy makerspace pumping with techno beat, outfitted with webcams focused on hot soldering irons and sponges dripping wet and ready to wipe the tips shiny?

Anonymous 11/14/2017 (Tue) 11:20:08 [Preview] No. 11753 del
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h-have you said pr0n?
like, hardvapour playing in a cryptoparty with red neon all over the place, while people exchange monero coin for illegal research drugs? y-yeah.

Anonymous 11/14/2017 (Tue) 15:45:03 [Preview] No. 11754 del


I was thinking more how we could alleviate and sponsor single mothers (in extant or merely potential ideals) in unfortunate circumstances, situations, and ... uh ... certain underdeveloped locations.

I'm also not suggesting such, but this guy has a certain flair for possibilities and promotion:

Anonymous 11/16/2017 (Thu) 17:22:35 [Preview] No. 11757 del
mutters jesus h fuckin christ. shakes head. closes tab.

Anonymous 11/16/2017 (Thu) 20:05:24 [Preview] No. 11758 del
That's how it works. Most of us are too depressed to even try.

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WPA2 protocol attack Anonymous 10/17/2017 (Tue) 06:41:08 [Preview] No. 11568 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

>We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.

>The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected by some variant of the attacks. For more information about specific products, consult the database of CERT/CC, or contact your vendor.

The Q&A is worth reading, and has information on attack mitigations. Unfortunately, if you are using an Android smartphone that isn't receiving updates anymore, your WiFi security on that device is probably null.
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Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 10:31:42 [Preview] No. 11738 del
>There are actual working scripts already which are very easy to use.
Can you post a link to them?
Trying not to be annoying, but you really have to back shit up on an imageboard.
If people don't believe you they won't bother fact checking, and if they do believe you but don't have a link they'll leave with information that they have no means to back up.

Anonymous 11/11/2017 (Sat) 21:46:40 [Preview] No. 11741 del
>There are actual working scripts already which are very easy to use.
Worthless response.

>This attack is about being mitm and getting your traffic even without your WPA2 pre-shared ke
Learn to read a thread, you stupid motherfucker. We're not talking about the KRACK attack, we're talking about >>11590's assertion that all WiFi security is null. He was challenged to post an attack or attacks that make that statement true. He failed to do so, because he's also a stupid motherfucker.

Try to figure out what's going on in a thread before you waste everyone's time.

Anonymous 11/12/2017 (Sun) 02:06:41 [Preview] No. 11742 del
Goodness gracious! What an asshole!

Anonymous 11/12/2017 (Sun) 21:02:26 [Preview] No. 11747 del
yeah, it's skid-tier simple to execute


Anonymous 11/13/2017 (Mon) 19:22:55 [Preview] No. 11751 del
Okay, I may have fucked up since I might have misread what >>11590 was trying to say.
I thought they was saying
>any form of WIFI security, even forms patched after the attack are insecure.
instead of
>this affects all devices because it's a flaw in the specification instead of the implementation.
I'll mostly agree with the second, although it's easy to attack some devices than others. The first one not so much.

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) 23:58:48 [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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Anonymous 11/13/2017 (Mon) 09:51:26 [Preview] No. 11748 del

The DIY Modular Open Source Laptop is designed to be charged by any combination of solar panel, handcrank generator, USB AC adapter, USB car charger, USB port or thermoelectric generator. Unlike most rechargeable electronics, each charger can charge the USB powerbank battery of the DIY laptop seperately from the DIY laptop. This flexible and modular charging ensures the DIY laptop never runs out of energy, yet never needs to be charged either.

For reference
USB solar charger: SOKOO 22W 5V 2-Port USB Portable Foldable Solar Charger ($55)
Handcrank generator: K-TOR Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator Portable Power Supply 10 Watts 120 Volts ($60)
Pedal generator: K-tor Power Box 20 Watt Pedal Generator ($200)
Thermoelectric generator: Camping Stove Thermoelectric Generator TEG Power - Devil Watt 15 Watt ($304)

Each reference charger can provide the 5V 2A needed to charge a USB powerbank at full speed. The most convenient charger will depend on the situation.

Solar panels can provide >150 W unattended outdoors at daytime.
Handcrank or pedal generators can provide <150 W attended indoors or outdoors, day or night. Handcrank generators can be used while standing or moving, but pedal generators can be used while also using the DIY laptop.
Thermoelectric generators can provide >150 W unattended outdoors, day or night. Indoors with ventilation.
USB AC adapters can be used wherever there is AC electric grid.
USB car adapters can be used with most DC electricity sources such as 12 V car batteries or six 1.5 V AA batteries in series. USB car adapters can also convert DC from solar panels, thermoelectric generators, handcrank generators, DC wind or hydroelectric turbines into 5V DC for charging the DIY laptop.

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Anonymous 09/26/2017 (Tue) 02:17:29 [Preview] No. 11298 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
This machine before your eyes is extremely powerful, a machine that grants its user access to all of the information conceived by the human species. It is capable of performing highly complicated mathematical calculations thousands, possibly millions of times faster than your typical human, and can store massive amounts of information, perhaps a library filled with thousands of books stored on this little machine, too massive for a measly individual to read in their lifetime, is reality.

When these sophisticated and wondrous machines had begun to appear in the 80's and 90's, the savvy individuals saw them for what they were, highly capable machines that would greatly change the world. They had taken advantage of this, and they became the first hackers, people armed with these extremely powerful tools. Companies and marketers observed this new medium and knew they could gain great wealth using it, and the mainstream mediums with the purpose of entertaining were born.

If only people knew just how powerful that little "phone" in their hand truly was. What a great time to be alive, so many ignorant fellows bickering about the problems in the world and how the past was such a great era, with no knowledge of what is truly happening at this moment.
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Anonymous 09/26/2017 (Tue) 06:36:03 [Preview] No. 11314 del
I don't think I'm that intelligent. Really.
Actually, if you haven't understood the statements above, then it's my fault, not yours.

What you have said is true, except that there is no distinction between "computers" and "internet", it's the same. The interpretation of the informations on this internet is that is distinct from the computers.

About the text above (>>11303), I probably haven't explained properly.
Let's come back and do an analysis of your OP. You said:
>access to all of the information conceived by the human species.
That is not true, because we can access on computers only the information we produced, not the information we thought. Inside our heads there's much more information, that we can't express because these informations are not capable of being expressed with normal language (scripted or phonetic). That's why we have art, but even with art, complex thoughts can't be expressed because they are more of an experience through senses.
>performing highly complicated mathematical calculations
It does, but we should not just assume that mathematics is the "truth language". This is silly. Mathematics is a language used to express classical logic. So we should question if this classical logic is correct. If you go down the "rabbit hole", you'll notice that the foundations of science is not as solid as people think.

So, on my first comment I was just criticising your argument about "access to all of the information", basically.

About your AI idea, it seems cool, but that will take a huge effort and our understanding about human thoughts is not entire predictable, since we have no predictable model of the mind yet, and without all the variables you can't calculate.

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Anonymous 09/26/2017 (Tue) 07:54:31 [Preview] No. 11315 del
All computers do past its true value as an efficiency chamber is create the illusion that an individual can achieve something when it's actually achieved by society as a whole. OP is wrong. Computers aren't helping us build cathedrals more magnificent or formulate philosophy more poignant, if anything it convinces us of the unworthiness of such attempts at beauty. What are hackers known for, the really good ones? Petty leeching off of society's existing structures, but in a very efficient way.

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 17:14:42 [Preview] No. 11734 del
Can you expound on this idea please? It's interesting.

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Anonymous 11/12/2017 (Sun) 17:04:57 [Preview] No. 11746 del
Basically, anything particularly useful that's done with computers is already done by massive superclusters that there can only be a few of in existence, or its tasks that have been done for ages by houses full of several people. It can be done by a single person with a PC, but giving them all a PC will not stack and only gets you repeated instances of those people doing the same thing over and over again. Ten million athletes will improve the world record only by milliseconds from the record of one million athletes. All it does is the athletes become less versed with anything else and become obtuse and preoccupied with their field, worse philosophers and worse voters.

Meanwhile, the only real innovation of personal computing is that once dumbed down enough we can now decrease the amount we actually have to commute to the same building to work.