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Best version of windows for fucking with Anonymous 08/20/2017 (Sun) 08:12:04 [Preview] No. 10848 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hey guys, I don't like using windows but I had an itch to fuck with it a little.

I was thinking of taking a windows image, stripping the shit out of it with ntlite, then replace a bunch of stuff with versions from reactos and a different shell like blackbox.

Maybe windows 10? Anyone remember how to strip all the botnet shit from there?
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Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 01:04:19 [Preview] No. 10864 del
Jesus Fuckin' Christ, buncha goddamned stuckup children here. Fuck your "not using windows is the most basic thing you can do" attitude. I've got two windows boxes, four *nix boxes, a mac, a pi, and a handful of other small machines within eyeshot. I use all of them. One of them is a slackware box that's been going since the late 90s. Lemon suckers going "ewwww! you're not using the right style of computator!" can be dismissed as closed-minded cunts. If it's Turing Complete then it's useful. Carry on, OP. I salute fucking with windows and everything else. *That's* freedom.


Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 02:24:12 [Preview] No. 10865 del
>>10864

Thanks for participating in the ruin of freedom and privacy.


Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 06:18:48 [Preview] No. 10866 del
>>10865
>>10861
>>10864
What a load of fucking shit, OP never stated that their main OS was windows or they used windows for sensitive tasks. Good for them if they are having fun and tinkering with an OS which in turn allows them to learn and become more fond of the inner workings of an OS.


Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 19:19:32 [Preview] No. 10869 del
>>10865
Who made your hard drive? Is the firmware on its controller card proprietary or open source? How about your graphics card? Do you use thumbdrives?

It's not hypocrisy when an "Open Source or Nothing!" person disses me for "ruining freedom and privacy" while half the shit they use is proprietary, it's just ignorance. Stop thinking that you're special on the freedom and privacy issues. We're all in the same boat there.


Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 19:51:54 [Preview] No. 10870 del
>>10866
>everyone gets a participation trophy
Get out of here. If op wants to tinker he can go to numerous other tinkering forums.

There is only one reason to tinker with Windows, and if it was OP's reason he would be more direct about it.



Anonymous 06/23/2017 (Fri) 22:32:50 [Preview] No. 8590 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>VDPAU on my card doesn't support 10 bit profiles for h264
>my processor is too slow for software decoding scenes where there's a lot of action

is this Daiz's fault?


Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:15:10 [Preview] No. 9935 del
yes


Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 17:10:21 [Preview] No. 10867 del
Nothing on consumer marker supports 10 bit profiles for H.264.

AFAIR, Daiz does not belong to that group of x264 authors that is openly gay loving anime.



Nokia 8 Anonymous 08/19/2017 (Sat) 20:01:59 [Preview] No. 10839 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
This smartphone will physically train people to record video...

in landscape mode!



Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 18:35:36 [Preview] No. 10802 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
So Jim (an ex-Gamer Gay fag and an old /pol/ sweetheart) made a new video recently, and in the face of the centralized clearnet's censorship schemes becoming ever expanded he has made the suggestion of going MAD against the clearnet giants. As some have pointed out though, this is a dangerous gambit due to Google Fiber expanding very quickly and them having the money to bide their time while they expand. Not just that but handing the internet to the ISPs is a bad idea since ISPs are much more HEAVILY centralized than web services and communities.

However I want to hear endchan's opinion on the matter, is this a feasible strategy, or did Jim as the vid's thumbnail/graphics suggests, drink a few too many vodka bottles in a stupor of depression?
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Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 21:45:10 [Preview] No. 10818 del
>>10811
>Reported for bullying, this type of speech is not tolerated on this website!
Stop this. We are not going to make this place into what lainchan mod's did there. The usage of ad hominem or name calling, when necessary, should be allowed. Even if this not necessary (as in the case of the anon above), just ignore it. If we start to apply these shit rules here I'll get out (again).


Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 22:36:41 [Preview] No. 10820 del
>>10818
I was being ironic, but freedom of speech is extremely important and must be cherished and preserved, and censorship to prevent hurting ones feelings is weak.


Anonymous 08/17/2017 (Thu) 23:23:44 [Preview] No. 10821 del
>>10820
Oh, got it. The point is that I've seem the kind of behaviour of locking down threads just because it does not follow ridiculous rules. And, not just on lainchan, also here in endchan.
Let's not have this "political correctiness" bullshit here.


ps. they (lainchan) don't even know that their thoughts about these 'rules' came from myself, from discussions about the bad quality of posters on the boards, but they stretched my ideas into something completely extremist. So suggestible to everything, these people. The word here is: discernment. Stop and think about what is your thoughts on the subject, through various perspectives, don't simply accept them as a unified structure.


Anonymous 08/18/2017 (Fri) 01:56:40 [Preview] No. 10824 del
>>10821
Some anons such as the ones found on /int/ (It is called /int/, /intl/, etc. but they are all the same) have taken the freedom of speech right so far that they don't delete spam threads or CP because they consider deletion to be anti-free speech. Only time posts should be deleted is if they are spam posts, posts containing illegal content to fuck us over, etc. Even shitty posts should be allowed to stay, just hide them and have a button to reveal them. This concept exists on a website known as Meguca and posts aren't truly deleted, they are hidden and anyone can open them by pressing a button.


Anonymous 08/18/2017 (Fri) 03:14:44 [Preview] No. 10825 del
>>10824
>Only time posts should be deleted is if they are spam posts, posts containing illegal content to fuck us over, etc.
I totally agree.



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Anonymous 08/18/2017 (Fri) 01:13:17 [Preview] No. 10822 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Has anyone used the netrunner browser started by /g/ ? Can I replace links2 -g with it ?


Anonymous 08/18/2017 (Fri) 01:29:08 [Preview] No. 10823 del
>Can I replace links2 -g with it ?
No (yet).



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Anonymous 08/08/2017 (Tue) 13:05:04 [Preview] No. 10603 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
There seem to be a lot of privacy conscious people on this board.
Provided we can actually find a way to communicate, would anyone be interested in making our own alternative to privacytools.io ?
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Anonymous 08/15/2017 (Tue) 02:37:30 [Preview] No. 10721 del
why does it have to be a website? properly formatted text files work wonders on pastebin, and if you're even more paranoid than that, you can self host a pastebin clone using a variety of software.

you can easily spread images that contain stenographically embedded lists or files, even html/mhtml/maff/arc or plain old 7z/zip/tar.gz

the most abstract way to spread a list could be using copypasta

of course this isn't very much like privacytools.io, but why imitate bloated web 2.0 css dogshit when this is aimed towards imageboard users and other reclusive hikkomori?


Anonymous 08/15/2017 (Tue) 03:21:23 [Preview] No. 10724 del
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>>10719

>I'm what you call "unangstfag" and also who 'designed' the html and all the information in it,

Well, like I said, it's an improvement over the previous version. It looks nice. Good job.

>since no one here is interested in contribute but, instead, talk shit.

Sometimes talking shit _is_ contributing. It is when I do it, anyway; my shit talking is (almost) never pointless.

Nonetheless, as a gesture of goodwill, I will read over the list again and attempt to make a more traditional contribution to the list.

>>10721

>why does it have to be a website?

I can't speak for the guy who started it or for Unangstfag, but I would suggest the following:

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Anonymous 08/15/2017 (Tue) 06:20:37 [Preview] No. 10726 del
>>10724
good point
>.html is just .txt with markup
>hosting pastebin is just bloat over .txt
Oh. I really should have known that. Maybe I shouldn't be an Ideas Guy™ if I'm not a webdev person and I haven't slept much. I'll be off to check my ego.


Anonymous 08/16/2017 (Wed) 05:05:59 [Preview] No. 10738 del
>>10713 (me)
The Endwall folk is out? I wanted to start the flamewar on other imageboards already...
Any alternatives on how we can host it? Maybe ask odilitime to create a /tech/tools.html ?



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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.

https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5935
http://sealedabstract.com/rants/why-the-gpl-sucks/

>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 08/02/2017 (Wed) 14:59:10 [Preview] No. 10536 del
>>10522
>>10531
Those are actualy fair points which answer my question. Thanks, anons


Anonymous 08/07/2017 (Mon) 03:39:38 [Preview] No. 10576 del
>>10510
Stop spreading lies. You can sell GPL software, you just have to also provide source code. https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DoesTheGPLAllowMoney


Anonymous 08/07/2017 (Mon) 10:04:44 [Preview] No. 10577 del
>>10576
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
>>10510
>>10511
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.



Communication best practices Anonymous 07/31/2017 (Mon) 02:09:16 [Preview] No. 10507 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I would like to open this thread to discuss the best practices of communication, essentially the three forms: archive sharing, text/image and voip (video conference).

The software has to be:
- Decentralized or distributed
- End to End encrypted
- Open Source

Prefered if:
- Audited / Formal methods (proof/verification)
- Anonymous
- Don't leak much matadata
- Good coding practices (privsep, sandboxing, etc).


For archive sharing:
- Retroshare
- Tahoe-LAFS

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Anonymous 08/13/2017 (Sun) 20:29:46 [Preview] No. 10711 del
>>10710
Advantages:
- Simple code. No bloat. Do one thing and do it right (unix philosophy)
- Good security practices (no unnecessary permissions)
- Uses libsodium, a modern and stable crypto lib with well revised code. Uses AES-256.
- Leaks less metadata on pubkey
- Smaller pubkey.

I think they also have added pledge(2) to the reop ports on openbsd.

Disadvantages:
- No support for GUI tools, like for Thunderbird
- No support anywhere, really
- It's not maintained anymore (not exactly a problem, because the code is considered "done" by the author. No bugs found)
- Not audited by third-party

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Anonymous 08/13/2017 (Sun) 21:18:57 [Preview] No. 10712 del
>>10711
Ohh cool. Thanks for making a summary.


Anonymous 08/14/2017 (Mon) 15:19:03 [Preview] No. 10715 del
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>>10710

>So why is reop better again ?

It's not. It's abandonware that nobody gives a shit about. Nobody uses the public-key functionality of reop, and the AES-256 functionality is redundant. There are plenty of options for AES-256 encryption on common operating systems that are either already available, or can be readily installed without having to compile from scratch (unlike reop).

The one person on this board (and on the planet) shilling reop was challenged to demonstrate the superiority of reop's AES-256 functionality against other implementations by referencing the relevant source code, but he failed to do so.


Anonymous 08/15/2017 (Tue) 02:52:42 [Preview] No. 10723 del
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>>10720

There's nothing in that list about the gnupg implementation of AES-256 file encryption or the reop implementation of AES-256 file encryption.

The one person on this board (and on the planet) shilling reop was challenged to demonstrate the superiority of reop's AES-256 functionality against other implementations by referencing the relevant source code, but he failed to do so. Again.

If you are having difficulty locating the source code in question, I would be happy to provide you with a link. Just say the word!

Also, although it doesn't matter, because that link demonstrates absolutely nothing that's relevant to this discussion, I would note that that list goes back 11 years and has only one critical (remote) bug.

I'd call that "Only one remote hole in the default install, in a heck of a long time!" Hmm, that sounds familiar.



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Improving software and security Anonymous 08/11/2017 (Fri) 20:29:06 [Preview] No. 10688 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hello my good fellows!

It is evident that the majority of mainstream software programs are shit, and while audits and the creators of a specific software program can tell one much about the quality of said software, audits can be fabricated and the user should look at the program itself instead of looking at who made it and where it came from. If more individuals studied computer engineering/science and programming and were able to audit programs, we would become stronger, and one could rest assured that their computer was tested to perfection. I have begun to notice that a major problem with auditing code is the fact that some software programs are massive and require teams to finish in a practical amount of time (Or one individual with ultimate dedication...), and this can be fixed by advocating for single purpose programs with lean code and minimal features with room for the user to build and add to it. Computers are amazing machines, and every individual with a laptop and a great mind can achieve amazing feats! One could build a self driving car with the power of programming and advanced mathematics, one can program a self-learning AI that they can interact with, one can program drones or small satellites to take pictures of the earth and predict weather patterns, and the list goes on and on.
I am here to encourage you to begin making your own single purpose programs by yourself or with close friends and a passion to teach others about programming and auditing simple software programs. I don't believe there is a government plan to keep us all down and steal our data to destroy us, but your information is worth money, and data mining allows companies to look at the big picture and advertise products.

Free(Possibly) and open source software with a single defined purpose made as minimal as possible with space to allow for building onto it and improving it.
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Anonymous 08/13/2017 (Sun) 14:58:07 [Preview] No. 10709 del
>>10708
Extremely intelligent and dedicated trolls are funny as fuck and actually achieve what they desire and do it with a passion, the massive majority of trolls are idiots who think that wasting someones time and pissing them off for a few minutes is trolling.

Based on my observations, it seems that the majority of "idiots" are incapable of learning or becoming more intelligent in life, those who appeared to be idiots and later became highly intelligent may have never been idiots in the first place, just victims to peer influence and a blurry outlook on life and their purpose. I never understand why people try so very hard to prove themselves correct when their arguments are easily refuted with better alternatives to their recommendations (Better at performing the original softwares job). Is it a fear of being proven wrong? Is it egotism at work not allowing the individual to accept defeat and the fact that they were wrong for once? Is it a sad attempt at trolling that was flipped to target the original troll?

A large part of intelligence and "evolving" or becoming "enlightened" is to not allow egoism to consume you and striving to remain open minded (There are no levels of open-mindedness, you either are or aren't). People need to throw out their old beliefs if new better ones are acknowledged, even if an individual dedicated large amounts of mental power and time into the old beliefs.

I openly welcome any individuals on here to refute the points I have made in this post and to correct me if I have made any incorrect or false claims.


Anonymous 08/14/2017 (Mon) 15:07:28 [Preview] No. 10714 del
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>>10704

Unangstfag status: blown the fuck out.

>>10707

>That means that everything encrypted with the regular encryption algo can be broken by quantum algo

You have no idea what you're talking about. Go read up on:

Public-key encryption
Symmetric encryption
The integer factorization problem
The discrete logarithm problem
Shor's algorithm
Grover's algorithm


Anonymous 08/14/2017 (Mon) 21:48:40 [Preview] No. 10718 del
>>10714

If regular encryption is not dead, why every rich coutries use quantum computing to secure their com?


Anonymous 08/15/2017 (Tue) 02:50:32 [Preview] No. 10722 del
>>10718
""""""""""""""""""""""FUTURE PROOFING""""""""""""
(aka the lockmart strategy, buzzwords and vertical integration mixed with government contracts is an easy way to build wealth, i.e. stable investment or money laundering)


Anonymous 08/15/2017 (Tue) 04:10:59 [Preview] No. 10725 del
>>10718

You have no idea what you're talking about. Go read up on:

Public-key encryption
Symmetric encryption
The integer factorization problem
The discrete logarithm problem
Shor's algorithm
Grover's algorithm



Visual cryptography Anonymous 08/10/2017 (Thu) 12:05:58 [Preview] No. 10676 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_cryptography
This is pretty cool. Wish I had e a program that could help me print things that can only be decoded with another transparent layer.


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Anonymous 08/11/2017 (Fri) 22:39:26 [Preview] No. 10691 del
Niiiicee.

Hey. Can you make it work with multiple images?

Like. Aline it to the left. Get one logo. Aline it 3/4s right get another?


Anonymous 08/12/2017 (Sat) 16:57:02 [Preview] No. 10697 del
>>10691
Sure, it's just a simple equation. In the pictured image it's a mere (g.field) sum. To have multiple resulting plaintexts you would add another equation to the system.

Say A and B are the images, x and y the ciphertext and keystream (in F(2^n)), then the pictured example is just a trivial:

A = x + y

To also have B, you would add another constraint, say:

B = (x << t) + (y % 2^(n-t))

Where t is the offset for ("3/4 to the right").

Strictly speaking this would not exactly describe the pictured example, because there the displacement is not linear but 2-dimensional, but we can sidestep that by instead considering A(i) and B(i) (and x(i) and y(i)) for each "i" pixel row in the images.

If you keep adding constraints you might eventually make the system unsolvable, but for two offset images it's pretty much trivial.