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/tech/ - Technology Anonymous 02/06/2018 (Tue) 21:45:11 [Preview] No. 12357 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of computer technology, both software and hardware.

Previous thread: https://archive.fo/WxkDv

NSFW files are only allowed if they are spoilered.
All rules and policies are open for discussion in this thread.

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Anonymous 02/21/2018 (Wed) 17:56:51 [Preview] No.12416 del
You do understand license shitposters want to take over this board and making you remove stallman is just the beginning right?

betamax Board owner 02/21/2018 (Wed) 19:17:00 [Preview] No.12417 del
You do understand there's no license to shitpost in The End℠ right?

There is no true objective winner in the license wars, every public or private license has its own purpose. Having Stallman or Terry won't change how people will always be triggered. If anything, people like you want to take over this board.

Provide me a competent image and have someone else here to agree with you in its implementation and do it ASAP but don't make me wait too long. However, this is really truly a non issue, but the real issue is that I will only allow just one more sticky image change. Get it right this time or I'll remind you all it's your guys' fault and I'll make a new sticky without any OP image and make it an official rule to not bitch about the sticky thread image posthumorously when there's no sticky image to even complain about.

Again, grow up, and if you think Terryposting is spam, report it.

Anonymous 02/21/2018 (Wed) 21:58:39 [Preview] No.12418 del
brainlet detected
there's more than to the debate than "hurr share your code without making other people share durr"
nobody is saying this

Anonymous 03/03/2018 (Sat) 08:56:39 [Preview] No.12438 del
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just thought this was interesting.

betamax Board owner 03/03/2018 (Sat) 20:22:26 [Preview] No.12439 del
Please "blog" in your own thread.

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What kid of email do you use? Anonymous 03/09/2018 (Fri) 17:49:28 [Preview] No. 12455 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hey /tech/,
What kind of email do you use? I've that a lot of anons on technology boards use protonmail, but I've also heard that it's not secure. Any alternatives?
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Anonymous 03/16/2018 (Fri) 21:58:05 [Preview] No.12489 del
I pay for Startmail.com. They gave me an early adopter's discount for the second year of service that was nice. I'm in college still so I basically never use that email. I don't like where Ixquick is taking the Startpage service though so I'm considering dropping them.

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Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 01:48:59 [Preview] No.12491 del
Why are you spamming here?

Anonymous 03/19/2018 (Mon) 21:42:32 [Preview] No.12499 del
Is cock.li really all that good. Most people I've seen just use it for throwaways, is it really any good beyond that?

Anonymous 03/20/2018 (Tue) 19:30:26 [Preview] No.12503 del
it's good in the sense that you practically know what you're dealing with

Random Thoughts Anonymous 03/05/2018 (Mon) 01:21:31 [Preview] No. 12441 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
It's a shame how inactive this board is. It seems only to be that way because there's about three other chans consolidating the userbase. In the interest of promoting activity, I'll try to make this thread a thread about technology related musings I have (not that I'm important or anything) that could hopefully be used as starting points for discussion.
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Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 04:38:30 [Preview] No.12492 del
So I had this plan. Go into technology as an entrepreneur, innovate, and make bank as well as the future.
I realized that it would not work in the US. Patent trolls accumulated all the ideas and sue anyone who seemingly comes into conflict with them. Only large and established companies like Microsoft and Google can stave them off and get things done.
But you can't work for those companies because not only will you never get into a position of real decision making, but your position will constantly be in danger due to hiring politics and economics. Of course, that's why entrepreneurship is the answer in the first place.

So the only rational choices are to stay put and do nothing, bow to venture capitalists and risk the integrity of your work, or leave for brighter places. I'm leaning toward the last.

Does anyone have an idea of places in the world with burgeoning technology sectors? Besides the usual suspects, and India, that is.

Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 05:27:51 [Preview] No.12493 del
Seems like a wet dream than a plan. Work for a small company first. You would need some certificates and sometimes you would also need more than that like a degree. Once you've got more hands on experience, then move on to already existing small tech companies or make your own or work alone. If you're going to make something "new" then avoid China, India (still a horrible bureaucracy), US, and all of Europe under the EPO. Japan might be okay, their antitrust laws are sane, but you need to have lots of credentials to get a job there so it's not really worth it. Where's most of the money at? Webdev. Real boring but practical necessity for any company.

Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 10:04:30 [Preview] No.12494 del
US is a sinking ship. I don't have anything close to a tech degree, and even CS graduates aren't guaranteed a job. There's no way I am getting a job soon, and there's no way I am going to advance in the career in a speedy amount of time, which I feel is necessary; nor would I be advancing in a reasonable amount of time, given the large amount of workforce that is already in the market, vying for promotion.

The US makes it very difficult for the not well-off and not well-connected to advance, and I am both. There's virtually no opportunity for me if I stay here.

I won't discuss my plans I have right now, but I feel like there's a way out for me if I just focus on accumulating enough wealth here first, in whatever way I can, then seek opportunity elsewhere.

Blogpost, sorry. My main point is that only full-grown adults have a shot at successful tech entrepreneurship in the US. Everyone else must wait decades for their chance, or else go where there are less restrictions on their activity and less barrier for entry. I don't think we have that much time left.

Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 13:13:10 [Preview] No.12495 del
If you are interested; try this out:
with https://github.com/martanne/abduco
It is a tiling window manager for the console.

Anonymous 03/20/2018 (Tue) 15:00:34 [Preview] No.12502 del
As much as I hate to say it, many Western nations face the same dilemmas. And (most) Eastern nations are not too much better either. If you get a tech job expect it to be highly controlled by greedy vultures and/or government. Developing nations are where it is at I hear, because many are booming with new industries and are currently more old-fashion "Americana" than we are today as we face economic and social decline (similar to the USSR).

Back to tech skills: if you have those skills you could become a hero if you help invent some kind of new decentralized web-friendly platform where users can share content and information without being censored or controlled by authorities. With the FCC removing net neutrality and the US Congress now trying to remove CDA 230 protections we are about to be FUCKED BADLY (this includes image boards). We need more heros to provide their skills to create something we can use to bypass the control grid surrounding us.

ricing general Anonymous 03/12/2018 (Mon) 04:52:41 [Preview] No. 12459 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I want to start using i3-gaps instead of i3. Anyone try i3-gaps? Thinking about using an alternative to dmenu. Wanna jazz it the fuck up but keep it simple without the bells and whistles.

Pic semi-related. Not my cup of tea but an example of alternative icons.
https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/ is a great place to find dotfiles and workflows. ignore the laptop sticker cancer.
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Anonymous 03/15/2018 (Thu) 13:01:53 [Preview] No.12485 del
Thank you for that link. I was wondering why I was seeing so many i3 rices and not i3-gaps. That makes sense the github username is airblader the guy seems edgy. But i have been looking at lightweight window managers and on the 2bwm readme they have a neat little chart of the lightest wm's https://github.com/venam/2bwm. Apparently http://hack.org/mc/hacks/mcwm/ is the lightest on RAM.

I Didn't see that rizonrice link in the installgentoo wiki page on ricing which is all I known of. Unfortunatly /r/unixporn is more up to date than the wiki. But I understand the animosity all of this is vanity.

Anonymous 03/16/2018 (Fri) 08:16:49 [Preview] No.12486 del
Everything's your fault.

Practicality trumps minimal setup. End/tech/ has no affiliation with any of the links posted here.

Anonymous 03/16/2018 (Fri) 12:37:26 [Preview] No.12488 del
I never denied that. ...but i was hoping someone could shed some light on where I most likely fucked up

Anonymous 03/19/2018 (Mon) 22:16:57 [Preview] No.12500 del
i3-gaps, practically the same of i3 except for the... gaps.
The .config is totally compatible.
I've got a nice setup before I get bored of it, now I'm trying awesome wm and I've to say that's very good. If you know lua and if you know C you basically already know it you can do everything. Literally.

Anonymous 03/20/2018 (Tue) 12:30:42 [Preview] No.12501 del
Why would you want to waste space?

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 20:30:28 [Preview] No.9131 del
Nice bump kiddo.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 20:30:39 [Preview] No.9132 del
For what it's worth, there used to be some spam right before that post.

Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 20:31:31 [Preview] No.9137 del

You samefagging piece of shit.

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Anonymous 09/03/2017 (Sun) 18:59:34 [Preview] No. 11017 del
Fuck off with your advertising and samefagging, cocksucker.

MOZILLA SELLS OUT! Anonymous 08/16/2017 (Wed) 00:02:50 [Preview] No. 10727 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Mozilla To Build New Browsers That Conform To Internet Censorship


In November of 1737, decades before America officially declared its independence from the king of England, a young Benjamin Franklin published an essay in The Pennsylvania Gazette entitled, “On Freedom of Speech and the Press.” In it, Franklin wrote, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the Constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” Franklin went on to write, “An evil magistrate entrusted with power to punish for words, would be armed with a weapon the most destructive and terrible.”

Although this was written in an article published more than two and a half centuries ago, Franklin’s words are quite possibly more relevant today than they ever have been. Indeed, there is an ongoing effort by the progressive left and extremists such as George Soros to silence speech that doesn’t align with the liberal agenda. This effort to effectively gut the First Amendment is taking place virtually everywhere you look, from the mainstream media, to Hollywood, to college campuses, and perhaps most frequently, across the Internet.

Recently, the popular Internet web browser Mozilla Firefox announced that it plans on joining the fight against what it considers to be “fake news,” a term that to leftists means nothing more than news that is written by conservatives. Mozilla said that it was “investing in people, programs and projects” in an effort to “disrupt misinformation online.”

The first question that every constitutionalist and liberty-loving American should be asking is as follows: How does Mozilla define “fake news?” Are they only talking about suppressing radical websites such as sites run by white supremacists, or are they talking about any news that comes from conservatives? At the very least, it should worry you that companies like Mozilla are often reluctant to thoroughly define “fake news” – it is highly unlikely that this is unintentional.

Furthermore, what exactly gives Mozilla the right or the authority to determine what is misinformation and what is not? The United States Constitution is the law of the land, and the freedom of speech is an inalienable right from God. The fact that Mozilla thinks it has sweeping authority to select which speech is censored and which speech is not runs contrary to everything that America was founded upon.

With the assault on independent media getting increasingly aggressive, many Internet bloggers and website owners are desperately looking for ways they can continue voicing their opinions without being harassed, suppressed or silenced. If you are one of these people, you may want to consider using “Brave,” a relatively new web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

On its website, Brave states that its goal is “to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.”

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Anonymous 08/29/2017 (Tue) 12:32:34 [Preview] No. 10934 del
He's not talking completely out his ass.
They did come back in 2017 though

Anonymous 08/29/2017 (Tue) 19:18:42 [Preview] No. 10936 del
It was in a video about pwn2Own that I heard that, indeed.

Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 21:24:12 [Preview] No.12496 del
what's the word on waterfox?

Anonymous 03/18/2018 (Sun) 21:24:33 [Preview] No.12497 del
what about waterfox?

Google Unveils 72-Qubit Quantum Computer With Low Error Rates Anonymous 03/14/2018 (Wed) 16:53:47 [Preview] No. 12480 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Google announced a 72-qubit universal quantum computer that promises the same low error rates the company saw in its first 9-qubit quantum computer. Google believes that this quantum computer, called Bristlecone, will be able to bring us to an age of quantum supremacy.

>Ready For Quantum Supremacy

>Google has teased before that it would build a 49-qubit quantum computer to achieve “quantum supremacy.” This achievement would show that quantum computers can perform some well-defined science problems faster than the fastest supercomputers in the world can.

>In a recent announcement, Google said:

> If a quantum processor can be operated with low enough error, it would be able to outperform a classical supercomputer on a well-defined computer science problem, an achievement known as quantum supremacy. These random circuits must be large in both number of qubits as well as computational length (depth).

> Although no one has achieved this goal yet, we calculate quantum supremacy can be comfortably demonstrated with 49 qubits, a circuit depth exceeding 40, and a two-qubit error below 0.5%. We believe the experimental demonstration of a quantum processor outperforming a supercomputer would be a watershed moment for our field, and remains one of our key objectives.

>Not long after Google started talking about its 49-qubit quantum computer, IBM showed that for some specific quantum applications, 56 qubits or more may be needed to prove quantum supremacy. It seems Google wanted to remove all doubt, so now it’s experimenting with a 72-qubit quantum computer.

>Don’t let the numbers fool you, though. Right now, the most powerful supercomputers can simulate only 46 qubits and for every new qubit that needs to be simulated, the memory requirements typically double (although some system-wide efficiency can be gained with new innovations).

>Therefore, in order for us to simulate a 72-qubit quantum computer, we’d need millions of times more RAM (2^(72-46)). We probably won’t be able to use that much RAM in a supercomputer anytime soon, so if Bristlecone will be able to run any algorithm faster than our most powerful supercomputers, then the quantum supremacy era will have arrived.

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Anonymous 03/14/2018 (Wed) 16:57:28 [Preview] No.12481 del
Can't post archive link because of the retarded flood system, so fill in the blanks if you are interested.

archive (dot) fo (slash) iOzNq

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HP Botnet Anonymous 02/26/2018 (Mon) 07:24:17 [Preview] No. 12425 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The amount of analysis a fucking printer company is doing is rather disturbing.
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Anonymous 02/27/2018 (Tue) 09:46:17 [Preview] No.12430 del
>job at HebrewPrinting
Notice the 'Imaging and Printing' positions are in shit locations. Fits the job well.
Only if networked, anon.
Open the printer and fix it.
Or build your own libre printer
It should fit 11w sheets so both 8x11 and 11x17 can be printed

Anonymous 02/27/2018 (Tue) 09:49:20 [Preview] No.12431 del
>usage stats
Be sure to "correct" your usage, anon.

Anonymous 03/01/2018 (Thu) 21:53:46 [Preview] No.12436 del
Also during 2018-2019 massive computer security breaches are expected -more cataclysmic than previously (from forecasts a decade in advance based on tech trends). I suspect it will be due to broken AES. NIST are opening up to PQC already which is a portent of a cryptographic SHTF scenario.
We've already seen indications of these breaches with Meltdown, Spectre, and Wifi in 2017. I'm cutting out those odd accounts hardly/never used that could possibly be part of a leveraged attack on main accounts.
Cloud data users are set to get rained on, hard.

>Open the printer and fix it.
Printers also doxx you on the printout (with the infamous yellow dots on color printers for example). There is also reason to believe there are fingerprinting methods used in monochrome printers. Such devices are a double-ended botnet.

Anonymous 03/14/2018 (Wed) 17:35:20 [Preview] No.12482 del
Just audit the documents and hand type them to airgapped and TEMPEST resistant computers. This is how they do it in nuclear reactors, and presumably at CIA offices with high(est) clearance requirement.

Anonymous 03/15/2018 (Thu) 12:47:11 [Preview] No.12484 del
Well they named the company after HP Lovecraft so analyze that. If you install kubuntu on an HP machine a dream watchdog daemon initializes. And there is no htop for your mind.

Is Signal a threat to Free Software? Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 19:49:01 [Preview] No. 8917 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

My opinion: the guy from LibreSignal was using the Signal servers, consuming their energy, and using their marketing. This is not right.
About the Signal requirement to have google shit, it's very unfortunate. Though, people should just use other thing and stop all this buzz.
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Anonymous 08/08/2017 (Tue) 11:30:01 [Preview] No. 10602 del
They keep adevertising that end to end encryption but there's like one client that has it and that's the web/electron based on. The rest are useless, and as someone already mentioned in this thread it's not really federated at the moment.

Anonymous 08/08/2017 (Tue) 13:36:31 [Preview] No. 10604 del
>the problem with tox is that anonymity was just an after thought
You're right on that. Tox was initiated on /g/ shortly after Snowden disclosures. It was made to be foss, distributed (so no servers are used) and provide strong encryption but anonymity hadn't been thought. It was added sometime after the project begun though. https://github.com/irungentoo/toxcore/blob/522f90fee138087db660dccc08413c53f388f604/docs/Prevent_Tracking.txt

Anonymous 03/07/2018 (Wed) 03:34:07 [Preview] No.12449 del
Signal is used by the same companies that were part of the PRISM program.

I won't be touching it. Smells funny.

Anonymous 03/07/2018 (Wed) 03:36:55 [Preview] No.12450 del

Just as dumb. Anyone who would name their messenger/protocol RIOT is an idiot. Like the little shit who built a javascript encryption thing and named it Felony.

Anonymous 03/14/2018 (Wed) 16:42:24 [Preview] No.12479 del
Just communicate by vibrating air particles. This is also known as talking face to face. Features include:
-Absolutely no botnet
-Safe from CIAniggers (unless you talk to a CIAnigger)
-Audited and mathematically proven
-Messages are scrubbed the moment they are delivered
-Best security ever

And optional benefits:
-Satisfying the natural, human exposure quota

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Anonymous 03/12/2018 (Mon) 08:12:15 [Preview] No. 12464 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
i don't trust the data dumps that i've been finding through torch. can anyone point me to an onion site with some good data dumps?

Anonymous 03/12/2018 (Mon) 21:34:19 [Preview] No.12469 del
What kind of data? Specify.