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Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 19:15:25 [Preview] No. 11501 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Vote against tranny LibreOffice mascot.

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Anonymous 10/06/2017 (Fri) 15:43:33 [Preview] No. 11526 del
>I would actually love to see a dystopian cyberpunk ... future of trannies

Anonymous 10/06/2017 (Fri) 16:26:28 [Preview] No. 11527 del
Absolutely, imagine this progressive movement took complete control, a dystopian totalitarian maxist tranny future. A cyberpunk future where incorrect use of pronouns is prisonable and people break the law to share illegal opinions. It could be the 1984 of our time.

Anonymous 10/09/2017 (Mon) 22:42:10 [Preview] No. 11536 del
Sounds like the plot to Aerannis. It's some inventive stealth game, although 2D stealth games are getting so good lately I doubt it holds a candle.

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Anonymous 10/11/2017 (Wed) 19:53:50 [Preview] No. 11541 del
This is really cool, thanks.

Anonymous 10/16/2017 (Mon) 17:52:39 [Preview] No. 11566 del
Rename it 2084, it would be an exciting hit movie.

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Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 10:32:33 [Preview] No. 11546 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
How long before we exclude white people from software development ? People like Linux Torvalds should not be left unchecked for much longer.

The kernel needs more diversity in order to mirror the multicultural distribution chain.

Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 17:30:47 [Preview] No. 11548 del
free software can be forked as one seesfit. if there are those who think they can do a better job than "linux" torvalds they should shut up and do it already

Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 17:42:52 [Preview] No. 11549 del
Who says I can't just develop software all on my own?

Also, this entire thread is fucking /pol/ tier bullshit, fuck off already.

Anonymous 10/14/2017 (Sat) 19:25:10 [Preview] No. 11554 del
yeah sure thing, you just fork it XD, looks how great forks always end up

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Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 15:38:23 [Preview] No. 11433 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Following a suggestion from a painfully autistic (although well intentioned) user posting on /tech and /operate, this board now has a desktop thread.

Show off your desktops, phones, ricing, rigs and stations here.

Anyone posting must also offer advice to others and help the beginners.

To honour the tradition the desktops in this post are all over ten years old.
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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 20:02:38 [Preview] No. 11487 del
No, that's someone else. I never had a working framebuffer.
Oh and the tetris is from bsdgames. Forgot to mention that before.

Anonymous 10/08/2017 (Sun) 06:14:30 [Preview] No. 11532 del
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What do I win?

Anonymous 10/08/2017 (Sun) 15:03:21 [Preview] No. 11533 del
a ban

Anonymous 10/09/2017 (Mon) 23:44:20 [Preview] No. 11538 del
have a smiley :^)

Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 14:46:21 [Preview] No. 11547 del
That shot doesn't count because its ancient.(And full proprietary.) Ups for SC.

odilitime 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:10:02 [Preview] No. 8767 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
/g/'s building a web browser

OSX Fork (pic related)

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Anonymous 09/15/2017 (Fri) 11:46:57 [Preview] No. 11116 del
>links2 doesn't render all css
That's not the problem with links2. CSS is cancer.
The problems with links2 is that it has not preventive security measures by default, such as privsep, sandbox, etc.
It also could adhoc with youtube-dl and an external player, so we could directly play media.
Another problem is keybinding. There's none.

If someone address that problems in links2 (and clean the messy code, obviously), that would be a fantastic browser.
I had this project myself (although I would reconstruct it in a dependent-type language or Lambda-Prolog), but I'm too immature to do it (yet).

Anonymous 09/27/2017 (Wed) 22:46:06 [Preview] No. 11392 del
You can make this easy and without having to work twice where other people already leave its contribution, that is what the unix philosophy is about. Reuse other applications like curl/wget to make connections. Keep your your work at rendering engine but base off common unix tools and make it a frontend to all of those.

Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 10:59:38 [Preview] No. 11403 del
Elinks lets you change key bindings and make custom scripts, so it's probably possible to have it run youtube-dl and mplayer from a youtube link.
It doesn't display images inline though, but relies on external viewer (like Lynx).

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 04:36:15 [Preview] No. 11512 del
That is freaking amazing. Elinks is perfect, just needs a graphical rendering.

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 14:45:35 [Preview] No. 11516 del
>>That's not the problem with links2. CSS is cancer.
Look man, I just need some basic css so I can view my hentai sites.
>The problems with links2 is that it has not preventive security measures by default, such as privsep, sandbox, etc.
you can sandbox it with third party shit like firejail and pledge

>Another problem is keybinding. There's none.
>If someone address that problems in links2 (and clean the messy code, obviously), that would be a fantastic browser.

Instagram is listening to you Anonymous 08/26/2017 (Sat) 21:44:37 [Preview] No. 10897 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Interesting. I've noticed this too when I see a friend connect to his facebook while we are working. Sometimes I talk about a random subject and minutes later facebook shows an ad about this uncorrelated data.
I don't think they are actually using microphone, but I think it's almost certain that they correlate the data/metadata about the users with such precision, at the point to build a oracle sybil ad system.
Can anyone here understand how this is very dangerous? They can control everything using this.
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Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 14:34:00 [Preview] No. 11053 del
i don't mean to defend goybook, but you are hugely speculating. it would be pretty stupid for a company to secretly record your microphone in code that is easy to reverse engineer
>>We only access your microphone if you have given our app permission and if you are actively using a specific feature that requires audio. This might include recording a video or using an optional feature we introduced two years ago to include music or other audio in your status updates.
this vaguness here is normal and always has been in software. companies don't understand security and privacy and don't consider them important. as such they will not carefully explain what their programs do and do not do

Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 18:48:06 [Preview] No. 11484 del
How is it speculating, when a company's whole revenue is based on data collection? Anon you are really naive.

Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 18:49:36 [Preview] No. 11485 del
dont assume the code would be *easy* to reverse engineer!

Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 22:29:14 [Preview] No. 11490 del
is that anon naive, or is he a shill?

Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 21:54:05 [Preview] No. 11509 del
This seems more likely: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/hundreds-apps-can-listen-beacons-cant-hear/
Just like how it's easier to put a web beacon on a page instead of parsing it's content.

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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 00:14:34 [Preview] No. 11448 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I'm looking to build a PC ($700 - 1000), and was wondering what would be a good build for gaming?
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Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 12:16:21 [Preview] No. 11498 del
Your post improved the quality

Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 16:14:00 [Preview] No. 11499 del
back to lainchan

Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 18:58:58 [Preview] No. 11500 del
Summary of actual info in this thread:

1. pcpartpicker.com

2. tech contains hostile douchebags who need more bran in their diet

So, does an SSD actually make a damned bit of difference *during gameplay* for any popular games? If one doesn't give a shit about boot or load times, is skipping the SSD and going with the classic bigger, cheaper, mechanical hard drive in a gaming rig the way to go?

Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 19:30:32 [Preview] No. 11504 del
Depends on your ram space and your setup. I don't think you get a choice on windows, but on GNU/Linux you can have no swap space in which case it makes no difference but you need enough RAM. Can also depend on the game with level loads. Short answer, it makes a difference. A noticeable difference? Depends.

Anonymous 10/17/2017 (Tue) 01:08:52 [Preview] No. 11567 del
It pretty depends on what type of games you play as you can save money here or there by buying specific parts that will be used heavily in those games. For example, if you like to play games like Total War, you might want to get a Ryzen 5 or 7 as the threading and price will help out immensely. Those games don't really put a dent in your GPU as much as other games. If you want to play FPS' in 4K or whatnot I'd recommend spending more on the GPU and sticking with a modern intel quad core and something like a 1070 or even a 1080 if you can manage.

Another thing. I'd recommend to get a small 80-120 gig SSD to store your OS and other files and go for a 50 buck 1tb hdd for your video games. Most video games will take a lot longer to load as you're moving the data off of the platter but if you have enough RAM to handle the game's cache you're A OK. Honestly anything over 8G is enough in terms of RAM. If you can squeeze it out try getting mid priced memory modules and overclock them just a bit from there. The reason you want 8 gigs or more is because games (and most programs now) often cache the game's files in memory directly as memory is the second fastest thing you can retrieve your delicious bits from (the next up being your CPU's caches).

OpenIKED vpn alternative Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 10:27:22 [Preview] No. 11471 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
What do you think of OpenIKED?
Is it a viable alternative to Openvpn?

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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 18:44:47 [Preview] No. 11483 del
define better**

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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 21:50:37 [Preview] No. 11488 del
See this: >>10608

Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 22:17:23 [Preview] No. 11489 del
>See this: >>10608
Yes, and then read the rest of that thread so you can see what an idiot >>10608 is. Then realize that it would be pretty dumb to take security advice from someone who makes bold, unequivocal statements like he knows what he's talking about, then when he gets utterly blown the fuck out, falls back on "B-but I never said I was an expert, pls no bulli pls!!!!!"

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Learning Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 02:15:57 [Preview] No. 11454 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
How did/does everyone continue their learning endeavours? I think most of us are self-taught and autodidacts around here, but there might be some formally taught.

I recently found the joy of academic websites by professors. The first is a nice computer security basics for the stack and how to exploit it by Wenliang Du of Syracuse New York: http://www.cis.syr.edu/~wedu/education/buffer_overflow.html

If you mess around with the URL, you can traverse different directories and see more resources by him and his department. Of not is this page where he has labs and videos for OS sec and exploitation: http://www.cis.syr.edu/~wedu/education/

I've found myself greatly under-educated to understand some of the more advanced issues like injection and return-to-libc, but that is being remedied after I found MIT's open courseware: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/

There's a lot of courses with guidelines to learn specific topics that could be useful to patch up the holes in someone's knowledge. I know there isn't enough time in most of our lives, unless you're set and have the time which I would be jealous of, so it's imprudent to go at learning everything. I know I've skimmed the CS basics (6.00SC) to brush up what being a self-taught "coder" has left me wanting. A deeper look into recursion and algorithm times was cool, but I don't think it would be useful for anything at the current moment, so I've put it off into a "rainy day" tab to go back to whenever I don't have enough brain power to focus on pressing tasks, but don't want to waste the time on entertainment or idle tasks. Most of the undergraduate classes I believe have video lectures, which can be nice to just play on a mobile device and passively absorb too.

I found both links only by chance and using a proxy from a different country (American networks don't show edu sites as often?), but I can reproduce it on Google using "'TOPIC OF INTEREST' site:*.edu" where single quotes is just a string literal of interest and site portion specifics to return all sites that are .edu domains only.

It'd be best if you could share only things that were personally useful to you and how. There is too much stuff floating around and too little time to waste on personally verifying them.

On a more personal note, if anyone has sources for vulnerability research (exploitation development, assembly code auditing, etc.) I'd be grateful.

sage sage 10/02/2017 (Mon) 02:19:11 [Preview] No. 11457 del
Excuse my terrible formatting and extra picture.

Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 03:14:18 [Preview] No. 11458 del
I took a programming class in college, but that is the extent of my formal education in /tech/ type subjects.

Later on, I learned Perl because I wanted to solve a math problem I saw in a science magazine. A computer wasn't necessary to solve it, but I didn't have the mathematical maturity to do it "the right way", so I had to brute force it instead. Thus, Perl. I used this tutorial: https://users.cs.cf.ac.uk/Dave.Marshall/PERL/

Most of my learning has been dictated by expediency. I don't think I've ever said to myself "I'm going to learn Python today." Rather, I have something I want to do, or a problem I want to solve, or something I want to automate, so I try to figure out from there how to go about getting it done.

When it involves learning timeless concepts, e.g. different types of algorithms or data structures, I'll often try to find a good book on the subject.

When it involves learning a new programming language, if the language itself is still in development, I shy away from using books, as they rapidly become outdated. In that case, I look for tutorials online that appear to still be maintained, or are part of the official project. But after having learned how to program in general, it's often more efficient to just refer to the documentation for the language (if it's good) and code examples. I never followed a Python tutorial or course, for example. I already knew Perl, so I just read the Python docs to figure out how to do what I wanted to do.

MOOCs and self-paced learning courses (the materials, anyway) of the sort offered by MIT could be a great resource for the right kind of person, but I don't have the discipline to do those.

Lecture-type videos can be good for somethings. I really don't care for screencast-type videos, however. I think those must be hard to do well.

So, for me, I tend to have a goal or task in mind, then I work backwards from that, figuring out what I need to do in order to reach that goal, then depending on what those things are, I look to different types of resources as appropriate. Might not work for everybody. Works okay for me.

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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 18:27:00 [Preview] No. 11480 del
>"the right way"
I remember in the 600SC course, the professor (Guttag) mentions that brute forcing is usually the "right" way to do maths problems in programming languages. I don't remember his reasoning but I think it was because all maths problems are just a bunch of smaller pieces glued together and you can break down and can be characterized as such in your programs, instead of the "elegant" but confusing one-liner.
>"expedency" + "self-paced" + "lecture" + "task"
I am the same. I've been trying the MOOCs and to build up a "foundation" but I feel bored out of my mind and whenever I try to learn something that's not immediately useful, I just glaze over the information. I know it's my ADD and I'm being subborn about it, but I'll have to work through the fact that I don't need to know everything to face a problem, even if it might be reckless. However, some topics don't lend well to being learned "as you go," and don't have texts as readily available as broader topics.
>"Violent Python"
I had the book saved from a bunch of torrents and repos I downloaded, but I decided against keeping it because, like many of the books I had downloaded, it focused too much on specific tools and cases, instead of the replicable theories behind the attacks.

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Realtime chinese surveillance system Anonymous 09/25/2017 (Mon) 18:06:25 [Preview] No. 11291 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Scary shit:

Remember to protect your privacy. Or, you can just keep listening to your Hardvapour/Fashvapour while everyone looses it's mind and... wait, what reality really is? You postmodernist degenerate fuck.
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Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 13:48:17 [Preview] No. 11432 del
>It's a shoop
Sure it is. Here is the actual product page: http://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/safety/face_recognition/index.html

Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 15:46:17 [Preview] No. 11434 del
That image may be fabricated, but facial-recognition is very real technology.

Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 23:42:46 [Preview] No. 11444 del

I saw the video featuring this pic (I don't remember when it's from). But it's not that serious.
You should be 2 hundreds time more concerned about US/Europe surveillance than China. Because China is doing the same mistake than communism: brute-force the problem.
Western system is far better engineered: they want to destroy the "questionable" content directly in your head. They want to create an anarchic bubble of chaotic information, so complicated that the common with little time can't detached the truth from the false. Moreover, they're stopping you to do effective research, by enclosing your view into a bubble as I said, who never challenge your believe.
One practical exemple, if you discovered the MK Ultra program, and other "complotist" thesis, you'll be direct to bullshit complotist theory, like Flat earth, or alien life (or other bullshit injected in the chaos of information). You'll be shamed by medias, even your families, see that there is no consequence to your act, so you'll drop the thing by yourself, or enclose you in ignorance (or view through the problem, but it takes time and books).
That's a far better system, because you don't know what is the problem. In China, everything that is banned is the problem. And at least, you know there is something wrong. Here, the mass, even though they have the feeling there is a lot of bullshit, don't even have the imagination or even just time/capabilities (the bubble) to swim in the anarchic internet infos.

Who cares about camera recognition in China. It's already here. And it's pretty irrelevant. The analysis of your whole internet history, will tell pretty accurately where you're heading. You search on your local train website to make itinerary? You search about vacation places? You have your phone on you?
These infos are available since a shit tone of time. Palantir (in-q-tel funded) process them.

I mean, it's like you never encountered /tech/nologies or got interested in modern surveillance.

Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 23:55:06 [Preview] No. 11445 del
You make AI image pattern recognition stronger every time you solve captcha. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Try mind reading and silent sound weaponry.

Mind encryption now (or this is the end).

Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 17:39:58 [Preview] No. 11479 del
>look guys here I am, going through the city with IR blasters on my face blinding all those cameras all day, totally not suspicious rite
>what are those handcuffs for, officer?
>awww shit don't beat me I'm not a terrorist aah ah

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Degeneracy Anonymous 06/24/2017 (Sat) 01:17:52 [Preview] No. 8591 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Now even lobste.rs(openbsd-like version of hackernews) fall into the idiocracy of battlestations, the last place I would like to watch this shit:

Where are we going dudes? Fucks sake.
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Anonymous 09/29/2017 (Fri) 08:44:28 [Preview] No. 11420 del
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>Requesting change has never been how change is made
I'm not requesting. Please, point me where exactly where I've said that.
Suggesting is different from Requesting.

>Now you know two more Latin words in addition to "ad homimem".
Oh, dear, you want to teach me logic fallacy now?
What I did was not ad populum.

This is an ad populum:

A is an individual argumenting about a point. B is a group. B agrees with the point, therefore A is right.

This is what I did:

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Anonymous 09/29/2017 (Fri) 15:08:33 [Preview] No. 11421 del
>I'm not requesting. Please, point me where exactly where I've said that.
>Suggesting is different from Requesting.
Then what's the point? Throwing it out there that you're sad because daddy beats you isn't gonna fix the problem. You either put in a request to ol Jimbob at the bar to teach him a lesson or lift and fuck him up yourself.

Anonymous 09/29/2017 (Fri) 22:06:21 [Preview] No. 11422 del
>Then what's the point?
Discussion. I want people to critic, so we can get all the differents perspectives about the same problem.

Anonymous 09/29/2017 (Fri) 22:49:24 [Preview] No. 11423 del
You're going all HN on me here. Discussion is a waste of time if it bares nothing practical.

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