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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 09/05/2017 (Tue) 14:28:56 [Preview] No. 11025 del
I don't see the problem with this, it could end up being promising software if it actually stayed true to the developer's promises and had a proper audit.

No, I am not the OP or a shill working for them.

Anonymous 09/05/2017 (Tue) 22:46:13 [Preview] No. 11026 del
if smgl is 100% gpl see this
>>compile a kernel (preferably the newest stable one from kernel.org)

also, it would be on GNU distros list, but it isnt. Also:
just wtf

Anonymous 09/06/2017 (Wed) 03:37:02 [Preview] No. 11027 del
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>just wtf

It's just the metaphor they base their brand of GNU/Autism around.


They do seem a bit further onto the spectrum than the average GNUtard, though.

Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 10:58:14 [Preview] No. 11063 del
What's wrong with Inferno⸮

Anonymous 09/15/2017 (Fri) 04:04:59 [Preview] No. 11093 del
I've been trying for the past week to figure it out, but I'm stumped. The chroot stable image, which is already immensely outdated, is missing features that it requires like a built-in bootloader and zsh, for which chroot calls for but does not supply in /mnt/usr/bin/bash.

I'm stuck with going through chroot with /bin/bash, because installing zsh with dependencies is a PITA. But vital steps like initliazing the bootloader (grub or lilo) are absolutely impossible. A full chroot find for either lilo or grub utils returns only empty files.

Enemy At the Gateways: A Game Theoretic Approach to Proxy Distribution Anonymous 09/14/2017 (Thu) 21:20:32 [Preview] No. 11085 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A core technique used by popular proxy-based circumvention systems like Tor, Psiphon, and Lantern is to secretly share the IP addresses of circumvention proxies with the censored clients for them to be able to use such systems. For instance, such secretly shared proxies are known as bridges in Tor. However, a key challenge to this mechanism is the insider attack problem: censoring agents can impersonate as benign censored clients in order to obtain (and then block) such secretly shared circumvention proxies.
In this paper, we perform a fundamental study on the problem of insider attack on proxy-based circumvention systems. We model the proxy distribution problem using game theory, based on which we derive the optimal strategies of the parties involved, i.e., the censors and circumvention system operators.
That is, we derive the optimal proxy distribution mechanism of a circumvention system like Tor, against the censorship adversary who also takes his optimal censorship strategies.
This is unlike previous works that design ad hoc mechanisms for proxy distribution, against non-optimal censors.
We perform extensive simulations to evaluate our optimal proxy assignment algorithm under various adversarial and network settings. Comparing with the state-of-the-art prior work, we show that our optimal proxy assignment algorithm has superior performance, i.e., better resistance to censorship even against the strongest censorship adversary who takes her optimal actions. We conclude with lessons and recommendation for the design of proxy-based circumvention systems.

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Android phone Anonymous 07/03/2017 (Mon) 20:25:19 [Preview] No. 8831 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What is a good android for under $200?
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Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 19:57:33 [Preview] No. 11069 del
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I'm using Replicant right now, with a galaxy s3. Works very well, I use it only for phone and mp3 function (mpd + android mpd client).
Laptop for any other useful stuff.

What do you think about replicant? It's not perfect, but it seems to be the best "libre" choice for a smartphone.
I'm disgusted by all these news "privacy" oriented phone costing an arm.

Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 21:00:37 [Preview] No. 11070 del
>I'm disgusted by all these news "privacy" oriented phone costing an arm.
Don't use a phone, then. Yes, it's possible.

Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 22:01:52 [Preview] No. 11077 del
Man, I would, if I could.

Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 22:41:56 [Preview] No. 11078 del
what do you need a phone for that a pager doesn't provide?

Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 22:43:23 [Preview] No. 11079 del
Then, buy a pre-2001 phone. If you need to use other "modern" communication protocols, use a laptop.
That's (basically) the only acceptable privacy-oriented approach to this. You can have a modern smartphone, but that would be a change in paradigm on how you think about privacy, since smartphone can be considered a survailance device.

Bluetooth new vulnerability Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 12:38:29 [Preview] No. 11074 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 12:46:49 [Preview] No. 11075 del
Unfortunately there is little choice nowadays with ever thinner form factors making headphone jacks difficult if not impossible to add and people being stupid enough to think thinner = better. I suppose you could use a silly adapter like the iphone 7 has for usb, but its still silly.

Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 13:53:06 [Preview] No. 11076 del
Yes. But industry in general should change to other wireless standard, such as DASH7, that is open source and, according to wikipedia, it's "small footprint, low power, long range, and low cost [... than] WiFi or Bluetooth".
What I fear is that industry, instead of switching to something better, simply remove bluetooth, rendering projects like Briar or meshnet-like software, useless.

Crash Firefox on Linux via Notification API Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 13:34:22 [Preview] No. 11064 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 21:11:49 [Preview] No. 11071 del
firefox crashes very well on its own thank you very much

Anonymous 09/13/2017 (Wed) 02:08:57 [Preview] No. 11073 del

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(((Intel))) is RIP Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 22:01:37 [Preview] No. 9599 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

AMD told us in their AMA on reddit yesterday that they'd consider Coreboot/Libreboot support. We should do something to let them know we're interested, because this would be a game changer.
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Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 07:12:41 [Preview] No. 10782 del
Wow, not going to lie, this just got my hopes waaay up.

Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 07:17:26 [Preview] No. 10783 del
You bumped a 5 week old thread for that no-content comment?

kys, faggot

Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 07:20:58 [Preview] No. 10784 del
>kiss yourself
thanks, pretty proud.

Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 23:27:56 [Preview] No. 11072 del

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Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 15:52:57 [Preview] No. 11065 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Had to move my desk to the other side of the room and now everything feels cramped, awkward and unergonomic as fuck and my autism is flaring up.

How long will it take me to relearn how to comfortably use my computer?

Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 16:29:01 [Preview] No. 11066 del
It depends on so many variables, probably no more than 3 months. If you really have some degree of autism or asperger, I suggest you reduce the maximum cognitive effort you can, so you can adapt faster. For example, remove other objects from the desk, put the chair against a wall (so you don't feel as someone is watching you).
You don't just adapt to, but also, in this case, nurture the experience around you. So, besides removing things you don't need, try to maintain the same things from before the change and then gradually change (again), until you adapt to it. It works similarly as "cold turkey" vs "gradual removal" on drugs.
You can also use behaviorism: every time something bothers you, and you can't change it, give some punitive measure to yourself. Read more on behaviorism and create your own protocol.
You can also use hormesis and spaced repetition: every time you feel unconfortable, give it a break, go drink some green tea, look at the trees, then you go back.

Privacy of DNA Testing Anonymous 09/10/2017 (Sun) 00:47:26 [Preview] No. 11061 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Would you do it?

I wouldn't, but seems really interesting for nutrigenomics:

Anonymous 09/10/2017 (Sun) 03:34:33 [Preview] No. 11062 del
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I'm not going to watch the video, but if it's referring to 23-and-me or Ancestry.com and those other DNA testing services, no. Their privacy protections are so flimsy that they're practically nonexistent.

In addition, like the recent Equifax breach reminds us (140 million people's sensitive personal financial info stolen), sensitive data is not safe in the hands of centralized third parties. These big DNA testing providers will be breached, and the DNA information of millions of people will be leaked.

I'm waiting for something like the Bento Lab to become available and reasonably affordable.


By reasonably affordable, I mean in the $500 range. That's not pocket change to me, but I think I know enough people who would be interested in having their DNA tested but also don't trust the big services that I could get them to help subsidize a kit.

I think home biohacking is going to be producing some weird and wild stuff in the next 20 or 30 years, including some pathogens of interest to bioterrorists.

We're in for a wild ride.

Learning the PE Header, Malware Detection with Minimal Domain Knowledge Anonymous 09/06/2017 (Wed) 09:26:44 [Preview] No. 11029 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Many efforts have been made to use various forms of domain knowledge in malware detection. Currently there exist two common approaches to malware detection without domain knowledge, namely byte n-grams and strings. In this work we explore the feasibility of applying neural networks to malware detection and feature learning. We do this by restricting ourselves to a minimal amount of domain knowledge in order to extract a portion of the Portable Executable (PE) header. By doing this we show that neural networks can learn from raw bytes without explicit feature construction, and perform even better than a domain knowledge approach that parses the PE header into explicit features.

An interesting approach to malware detection. For the next McAfee. Hey, when you're down in Guatemala in your jungle mansion, banging supple Latina teenagers, remember me, ok?
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Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 01:27:41 [Preview] No. 11048 del
>Breaking apart post by sentence
Perhaps you don't understand the forums' purpose. If you want to discuss wikipedia articles, there are better places that permit you to pretend to be doing something. HN is one such place that might suit you better.

PDF is interesting and adds more evidence to coming age of ML. Fortunately (or unfortunately if you refuse to learn) ML you'll be left behind as a metasploit monkey and etc., if you work in another field. No doubt some of the more wealthy AVs are already testing basic ML instead of regular hashes to check for warez. It seems like a much more efficient process than sandboxing a suspected snippet and running a sim.

Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 04:09:24 [Preview] No. 11050 del
<Not breaking apart post by sentence
Where exactly I've cited wikipedia? I think you're confused anon.

Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 06:08:19 [Preview] No. 11051 del
malware detection = enumerating badness

Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 14:21:11 [Preview] No. 11052 del
>In this work we explore the feasibility of applying neural networks to malware detection and feature learning.
buzz buzz buzzword. why do we care about some minor innovations to goy tech? the single one justification for antivirus to exist is that it purges outbreaks on machines owned by the goy who run outdated software and open untrusted executables (these people will have already have had their info stolen by the time the antivirus is updated to have a signature for such malware). it does not offer any security or any useful attribute to anyone who knows what they're doing. in particular, using NN to "detect malware" is just another heuristic full of false positives and will be once again, trivial to bypass.
PDF is worse than HTML in every way
inb4 >muh typography!11
>Fortunately (or unfortunately if you refuse to learn) ML you'll be left behind as a metasploit monkey and etc
is this what people conclude when they reason on the level of memes?
>AVs check for warez
what did he mean by this
>It seems like a much more efficient process than sandboxing a suspected snippet and running a sim.
confirmed for not having a clue what you're talking about

Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 18:56:08 [Preview] No. 11059 del
I see you have missed my wordplay. What you're doing is parroting information that brings nothing new to this discussion, but only regurgitations of ideas that can be found directly on the wikipedia articles of these topics.
I would like all peoples from lainchan to please go back and learn from the beginning how to properly form sentences. Thank you. If you would like a serious discussion on my lack of understanding or the paper at hand, please initiate, otherwise you are worse than the boy who still visits and exudes neopets etiquette.

Anonymous 08/07/2017 (Mon) 23:22:13 [Preview] No. 10579 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What do you use for temporary anonymous file hosting? I'd like something like pantsu used to be.

Anonymous 08/08/2017 (Tue) 01:37:26 [Preview] No. 10582 del
Just look up pantsu clones and choose one.

Anonymous 08/08/2017 (Tue) 01:38:12 [Preview] No. 10583 del
I use minfil (dot org) and cocaine (dot ninja):
<can use curl to upload

Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 00:40:44 [Preview] No. 11045 del
OnionShare https://onionshare.org/
If you want to share some non-zip files, you can easily edit resources/html/index.html to your taste.