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/tech/ - Technology Anonymous 01/03/2016 (Sun) 17:52:28 [Preview] No. 125 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of technology, both software and hardware.

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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 02:06:08 [Preview] No. 7953 del
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Proposing this picture as the sticky.

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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:24:08 [Preview] No. 7966 del

These please ring

Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:30:17 [Preview] No. 7967 del
I added /cyber/. I can't change the image.

Anonymous 02/13/2017 (Mon) 08:51:08 [Preview] No. 8015 del
i r8 10/10

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Webm thread Anonymous 05/23/2016 (Mon) 23:08:37 [Preview] No. 3991 [Reply]
Post your /tech/ related webms
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Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 21:09:59 [Preview] No. 8069 del

I used the freeware from these kind folk. The results are somewhat impressive. from 4gb to 32mb. You'll need to switch the audio to vorbis.


Anonymous 02/23/2017 (Thu) 10:05:03 [Preview] No. 8086 del
Diagnosis complete.

Anonymous 02/23/2017 (Thu) 13:08:39 [Preview] No. 8088 del

I have met many *nix expert over my time and most of them were meaningless overpaid faggots.

But yeah webm is okay once you get past those idiots who think they are improving things by constant "improvements", I mean honestly, all the unix people have had is 40 years to fuck up the world, I think it's time to make all of you famous.

Anonymous 02/23/2017 (Thu) 13:12:45 [Preview] No. 8089 del
It's not like I don't have a toy unix box to fuck around with, but it is the same amount of trust involved. You trust one body of shitheads or the other, thats all.

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 22:05:46 [Preview] No. 8081 [Reply]

>CyberX has confirmed at least 70 victims successfully targeted by the operation in a range of sectors including critical infrastructure, media, and scientific research. The operation seeks to capture a range of sensitive information from its targets including audio recordings of conversations, screen shots, documents and passwords. Unlike video recordings, which are often blocked by users simply placing tape over the camera lens, it is virtually impossible to block your computer’s microphone without physically accessing and disabling the PC hardware.

>Most of the targets are located in the Ukraine, but there are also targets in Russia and a smaller number of targets in Saudi Arabia and Austria. Many targets are located in the self-declared separatist states of Donetsk and Luhansk, which have been classified as terrorist organizations by the Ukrainian government.

judging by the targeted countries i wonder who would benefit from something like this...

Anonymous 02/23/2017 (Thu) 04:50:42 [Preview] No. 8083 del
Really makes you think.

Anonymous 02/23/2017 (Thu) 09:55:51 [Preview] No. 8085 del
That's so interesting. I always thought of passwords by their sound as I typed them. I wonder how accurate this can be and if the keyboard used has any influence.

Internet Censorship Anonymous 02/08/2017 (Wed) 01:52:49 [Preview] No. 7971 [Reply]
If you are an American, you can thank these two senators (John Mccain and Fritz Hollings) for censoring a large portion of the internet and preventing people from gaining knowledge and learning.

>"Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors). Before adopting this Internet safety policy, schools and libraries must provide reasonable notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposal."

It is because of them that filtering software such as IBoss exists and why schools have google integrated within their computers to force students to use their services and to use a filtered search.


How does this make you feel?
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Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 07:50:20 [Preview] No. 8071 del
>some of those little shits have even figured out how to set up proxies on the Windows 7 machines and Chromebooks, bypassing the filters.
Good for them. You should help them. Fuck censorship.

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 19:10:49 [Preview] No. 8077 del
I'm not for censorship but i get what he's saying, school networks are for school and not for playing games, watching porn etc. And the reason why they force students to use Chrome is likely that the lazy admin isn't foolish enough to require users to use IE, and makes use of Windows GPO to set up stuff like proxies and custom certificates (Chrome uses Windows' settings, Firefox doesn't trust Windows and has its own way of configuring this).

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 19:13:16 [Preview] No. 8078 del

Teacherdood, you get paid by whom, state, city, or feds?

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 21:25:47 [Preview] No. 8080 del
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Who cares if the geniuses are multitasking and playing games while you give an inefficient slow lecture, or hand out pointless crossword puzzels as busy work which everyone will cheat on. If the sumb-fucks are not gonna study when it matters, simply hold them back and flunk them until they shape up or drop out.

Anonymous 02/23/2017 (Thu) 08:22:56 [Preview] No. 8084 del
Back when I was in high school 4chan was blocked for CP. I thought it was pretty funny. iBoss can be bypassed if you manage to get into the default iboss account on the school system; in mine, I just searched it up on the active directory and guessed the password. Administrators almost had me arrested lmao

Either way, fuckit. It only applies to school kids and even then only 8 hours of the day. For computer dorks it provides a fun game of trying to break it. As long as they don't extend it out to the "real world" and make a filter for all ISPs, I don't exactly give a shit

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Jacob Appelbaum leaves the Tor Project Anonymous 06/03/2016 (Fri) 23:57:29 [Preview] No. 4587 [Reply]
The fuck is up with this, /tech/?

Tight-lipped statement from Tor Project management (Shari Steele): https://web.archive.org/web/20160603234207/https://blog.torproject.org/blog/jacob-appelbaum-leaves-tor-project

Slanderous accusations on twatter: https://web.archive.org/web/20160603234349/https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11831629

Link mentioned by someone on the mailing list:
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Anonymous 09/11/2016 (Sun) 13:38:30 [Preview] No. 6699 del
archive.is i aint clicking that shit nigger

Anonymous 09/12/2016 (Mon) 12:28:54 [Preview] No. 6711 del
>archive.is meme

let's centralize all links to 1 website so we can data mine ALL links posted on chans

Anonymous 09/12/2016 (Mon) 12:47:18 [Preview] No. 6712 del
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It's an account from a person who was in Jacob Appelbaum's apartment when he raped "River".

He's friends with Jake so it's very biased.

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Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 15:45:49 [Preview] No. 8064 [Reply]
So my second hand x220 just arrived and all works fine except the backlight adjustment buttons. No biggie. Just set up some aliases that change /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness.

Thing is I noticed a power folder in intel_backlight. Do I manually need to change power usage depending on the value of brightness or is it done automatically ?

/sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/power/control is set to auto but ../power/runtime_enabled is set to disabled.

That kernel flag from the archwiki x220 page doesn't work.

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 07:47:04 [Preview] No. 8070 del
I'm trying my best to remeber dealing with power when I was working at Intel, so bear with me.

The 'power' directory is for runtime power management and coresponds to a device going into a sleep state when it is idle (this is *not* the same as suspend to RAM). This directory exists for most devices (I was mostly fiddling with USB devices). In this case a sleep state makes sense for a device such as USB keyboard or mouse, since the device may not be being used and should enter a sleep state (but it's usually fucky and misses the first keypress or motion so it's usually disabled), but I have no idea what it would mean for a monitor. I'm guessing that changing that brightness doesn't count as entering a different *state*, so any power savings from changing the brightness is automatically done by the component; the only time runtime power management states may come into play is when your monitor shuts off due to inactivity (this is my guess, not confirmed).

See Documentation/power/runtime_pm.txt for more.

Hope that helps.

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 20:29:41 [Preview] No. 8079 del
That helps a lot. Thanks for pointing me in the right directioin.

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Appelbaum Anonymous 02/17/2017 (Fri) 17:47:28 [Preview] No. 8033 [Reply]
Is there any more news on the Jacob Appelbaum situation? It seems like he's disappeared off of the face of the Earth after the allegations. I find the fact that multiple witnesses have come out against the stories that were told on their behalf disturbing.

>Website comes out with a bunch of rape allegations
>Appelbaum denounces the allegations
>Appelbaum is effectively exiled from the free software community despite the lack of a trial
>multiple witnesses come out saying that the allegations made in their name were false, or at best heavily misinterpreted
>Even if all of the witnesses declare that Jake is innocent, his reputation is forever destroyed

Scary stuff.

>article by Die Zeit

>similar article by gizmodo

>statement from Jill Bähring, one of the supposed victims

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Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 16:13:07 [Preview] No. 8073 del
>(If you are in any doubt about this take note that among the first people gloating about Jacob Appelbaum’s perceived downfall was in fact, Sabu.)

Sabu was that little shithead sellout to the FBI right? How is a turd like him still walking? Many like him out there, why do you allow it?

Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 16:35:31 [Preview] No. 8074 del
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Great article about how Jews are promoting shitbirds like Sabu and also here is a graphic about Jew weapons they will use.


Anonymous 02/22/2017 (Wed) 16:39:38 [Preview] No. 8075 del
>"if you boldly and righteously declare to people in a position of significant governmental power that they should leak sensitive internal intelligence information about immoral government activity that should be in the public realm, then are flabbergasted and elated to find that they do so; or if you are involved in any serious research which is inconvenient or dangerous to the security state;
>or if you target any individual in the chain of political hierarchy and they get wind of what you’ve done; then
>the great Eye of Sauron
>feels entitled to, and does, make a point of of trying to know every single thing you do, say and think, 24 hours out of every day, 7 days a week.


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This from the article above is also true, everyone knows the Assange thing is bullshit. Now that he's a cold corpse, it's time to admit that he just did "the boyfriend maneuver" and only faggots would object because they have no interest in normal things like pussy. Assange RIP, may have been a Zio tool but he will shine chrome, eternal, for his love of midnight snack. Fully allowed within the lines play.

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Anonymous 11/08/2016 (Tue) 12:47:02 [Preview] No. 7324 [Reply]
I'm running an instance of Tokumei that some of you wanted, I do not host the tor SFTP anymore.


Its pretty much anonymous microblogging with freedom of speech intended. Go mad.
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Anonymous 02/15/2017 (Wed) 18:06:49 [Preview] No. 8028 del
You are welcome to mail Walrus <walruseof@protonmail.ch> and ask why he misconfigured the donate page.

reCAPTCHA is effective, easy for end users, has a good noscript fallback, and has a good API. Naturally not everyone has the same captcha preference as me and that is why I've made it as easy as possible (technically and license-wise) for you to fork tokumei-recaptcha and make it use a different captcha implementation.

Anonymous 02/20/2017 (Mon) 07:44:07 [Preview] No. 8051 del
>reCAPTCHA is effective, easy for end users
no. fuck off with this shit. your site was completely broken shit when you spammed it on 8ch/tech/, with beliefs like this no wonder. since you can't even stray from coding "user friendly" bullshit like HN UX hipsters do, your site will never be useful to anyone who cares about privacy or security

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 04:44:05 [Preview] No. 8059 del
Once again, I am not Walrus. My site was not broken, and I did not spam /tech/.

reCAPTCHA *is* effective enough. Google offers a difficulty slider when you generate an API keypair and the maximum difficulty is enough for nearly any site (I can barely solve them as a human). The minimum is quite good too; in practice even a dumb captcha whose answer is always the same keeps out nearly all spam.

reCAPTCHA *is* easy for end users. Many just need to click on a check box.

Obviously a captcha can't be perfectly effective and easy for end users at the same time, but reCAPTCHA's difficulty slider lets individual Tokumei sites decide what balance they want.

Regarding privacy and security, reCAPTCHA is very good. With the minimum difficulty settings we recommend, it can be solved without JavaScript using the Tor Browser Bundle. If you'd read the Tokumei site instead of just skimming torvalds.xyz and assuming Walrus is responsible for everything, you would know we shill Tor hard. Tokumei's site index recommends privacy-conscious sites that support Tor. We will index any sites that configure reCAPTCHA to be unusable with Tor with a 0/5 free speech rating.

I write user-friendly software with good UX not because I am a hipster (I personally hate material design) but because I am selling my software to users. For most users, material design is friendly. For the rest, I provide an excellent API so you can post from the command line or write your own interface. The material web interface also provides an easy way to install custom CSS to strip material bits you don't like. I don't know what else you want.

If you think Tokumei is HN hipstershit, you have not read a line of code.

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 15:52:23 [Preview] No. 8065 del
So, why then you would give your users website visit info to Google if dumb captcha with fixed answer is enough (and unless someone goes after spamming your very specific site it holds true)? Why not make locally generated captcha like this website does? I dislike how exactly captcha is implemented here (see lynxchan thread, >>7569), but it is many times better than privacy-invading Google's "service".

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 17:22:41 [Preview] No. 8067 del
>So, why then you would give your users website visit info to Google

Unless users ignore our recommendation to use TBB, we are not giving any useful info to either the Tokumei site host or to Google.

In the edge case that a user trusts a Tokumei host enough to access a site over the clearnet (either the site is served over the clearnet directly or they use a gateway) but does not trust Google, you have a point.

>if dumb captcha with fixed answer is enough

For Tokumei sites where this is enough, indeed this should be used over the tokumei-recaptcha apps.

>Why not make locally generated captcha like this website does?

Because captcha is complex and Tokumei is not HN shit. This nodeshit website depends on fucking ImageMagick.

But for clearnet hosts that want to avoid pinging Google and don't care about back end complexity, sure, a local captcha app would be good.

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Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 12:24:23 [Preview] No. 8060 [Reply]
Does anybody know what happened to serax? I was using to as my default searcher (even though it is slower than most) but it seems to be down. I'm not sure what to use in the meantime, what do you use?
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Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 14:21:42 [Preview] No. 8061 del
searx is working now again, use startpage, it has google-quality search results

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 15:36:17 [Preview] No. 8062 del
Dude, in case searx goes down just look for another mirror. It was probably some fast maintenance. They have a list of running instances on github.

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 15:38:31 [Preview] No. 8063 del
searx is software and not limited to single website

by the way, startpage is a broken mess with bloated HTML code full of errors

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 15:59:01 [Preview] No. 8066 del
Personally I use CuckCuckGo, doesnt give me any problems.

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Mariana's web Anonymous 06/29/2016 (Wed) 14:21:41 [Preview] No. 5643 [Reply]
Have you been to the Mariana's web? :^)
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Anonymous 10/09/2016 (Sun) 11:09:05 [Preview] No. 7028 del

Who is it?

Anonymous 10/10/2016 (Mon) 08:29:24 [Preview] No. 7035 del
A namefag from back in the days of torchan.

Anonymous 10/11/2016 (Tue) 03:30:37 [Preview] No. 7050 del
No, but I have been to Marinara's web.

Anonymous 02/21/2017 (Tue) 03:05:16 [Preview] No. 8058 del
It's not real. I've seen terrible things on the internet, but stuff that's truly important is kept hidden extremely well. If the US military for example were to have something similar to Tor but more secure and someone like you found out about it, they'd burn it to the ground and use whatever backup technology they had in case of such an event. If there are super secret organizations or sites out there, you will never find them. I've been digging for years, and I've found some really spoopy shit, but still nothing that truly shocked me.