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Anonymous 01/03/2018 (Wed) 19:29:50 [Preview] No.12158 del
Maybe some guy some day invents a way to cache public web page data like layout, css, scripts and content, but the private data will be still strictly passed between core server and user cryptographically signed end-to-end.
On the other hand, should we trust VPS hostings, it's a clear MiTM between website admin and users after all. After all it's one more nail into TCP/IP coffin.

ideas for saving /tech/ general Anonymous 10/16/2017 (Mon) 07:26:55 [Preview] No. 11561 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
We're about halfway through October and about two weeks out from our most esteemed /tech/nician's autistic tantrum over on /operate/:

>>>/operate/7122 it's good reading, he came in with a balloon knot and left with a rectum that you could park a utility van in

so it seems like a good time to reassess the state of the board.

Since October 1st, there have been 0.6 original posts per day on /tech/. I use the term "original" with some reservation, as some of them are just verbatim reposts from 8/tech/. There have been an average of 8.13 replies per day, but most of them were one-line comments or barbs without substance, or memes, or corrections to a previous post. We're averaging about 1 substantive reply per day. Two on a good day. I didn't feel like digging into the numbers any further, but it's my impression that these averages don't even reflect how dire the situation is, as there was a burst of activity at the beginning of the month that has tapered off significantly.

/tech/ is not dead, but it's on life support, and, ironically, none of its denizens seems to know how to service the life support machine.

It would be a shame for this alternative to pigchan and Hiroshima's /g/ to wither through neglect.

Let's brainstorm ideas for keeping this place alive.
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Anonymous 12/31/2017 (Sun) 12:06:06 [Preview] No.12119 del
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>We need better education
/tech/ academy? Sounds like a fun idea. Pic related could be a logo.

Anonymous 12/31/2017 (Sun) 13:17:41 [Preview] No.12120 del
I like that idea.

Anonymous 01/01/2018 (Mon) 22:31:55 [Preview] No.12126 del
>better education
>/tech/ academy
That's supposed to be the wiki, but unfortunately most threads on installgentoo wiki in the sticky are outdated or on shit like e cigarettes. The best solution to getting new users familiar with this place would be to have a proper resource for new posters. Back on 4/g/ and almost all of the boards on 4chan with a sticky/wiki, anons will just dismiss all threads looking for newcomer advice with "read the sticky lol" while the wiki itself is outdated and shitty at parts.

Tldr: one possible way to generate new users and stop SOME shit threads is just to have an actually good resource that isn't filled with infographics from 2013. Genuinely good threads will come from experienced users of course, but no new good users will come about if all they see articles that were last edited several years ago. I would just recommend making more infographics/verticals those are the easiest to use in threads

Anonymous 01/02/2018 (Tue) 14:21:54 [Preview] No.12147 del
TBH lainchan became shit long LONG time ago (around the time fags on IRC started saying that lainchan is some anarcho communist ground)
From then lainchan was flooded with whiny "let's talk about my life problems but not actually do anything about them" faggots.

It was only a matter of time that style of discussion would transfer into the tech discussions, the lowest fucking common denominator people

Anonymous 01/03/2018 (Wed) 04:37:40 [Preview] No.12155 del
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I think we should have a thread on improving the wiki here. We could just list various articles that either need to be written or updated, and compile a list of revisions and additions that should be added.

Something I have noticed many people talking about is the lack of expertise/knowledge in the posters. I think it is partially due to being on an anonymous imageboard and not knowing who you’re talking to, or more importantly what they know. People often change how they talk given their audiences level of experience and knowledge in a field. When there is a mismatch, either something seeming too obtuse or lacking in interest or insight, people tend to lose interest.
Of course one solution to that is having some sort of standard of knowledge that can’t be enforced but is expected (like knowing how to install linux, having watched an anime if you’re on /a/, etc.). Then comes the problem of what I might call elitism, which is when the standard alienates too many people. This problem is compounded when you’re board covers multiple subjects, so everyone is expected to know a lot in systems programming, cryptography, electronics, etc. So the people who are experienced with working with micro-controllers for example think this board is lacking because most people do not have the same level of background in their field.
As much as a diversity of backgrounds might be a problem, more users might fix this. At least then they have someone else to talk to, even if most people can’t keep up with them. On the other hand, making sure people have some level of knowledge standard, as was mentioned before, might ameliorate big werdz the lacking board discussion since it could reduce the number of low quality posts.

There are more issues, such as politics clouding up discussion, as well as not citing your sources, but there are other posts for that.

Anyone want to talk about programming on an open source voip client?

Address: mumble-us.cleanvoice.ru 50688

Current discussion: Python / Bash / Node / Networking

Try to ignore the few /v/ users
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Anonymous 07/20/2017 (Thu) 07:19:55 [Preview] No. 10451 del
How does it compare to aaathatsthreeas?

Anonymous 01/02/2018 (Tue) 08:54:36 [Preview] No.12144 del
its not full of gays
Stop bumping threads like this

Anonymous 01/02/2018 (Tue) 14:17:38 [Preview] No.12146 del
>software as a service
>voluntarily submitting your voice samples to FSB servers
hmmmmm, I wonder who might be behind this?

Anonymous 01/02/2018 (Tue) 21:04:00 [Preview] No.12150 del
ZRTP on Briar... when?

Anonymous 01/03/2018 (Wed) 04:24:34 [Preview] No.12154 del
>replying to a 6 month old post
>knowing aaathats3as is full of gays
Faggot confirmed.

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A Secure Smartphone Knuckle 01/02/2018 (Tue) 03:38:31 [Preview] No. 12129 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Been collecting all I can find on how to make a truly secure cellphone that doesn't leak one's private data daily. Figure it's time to share my findings and collaborate with others for even more insight. Will continue adding as long as this thread remains on topic and doesn't get sidetracked.
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Anonymous 01/02/2018 (Tue) 14:48:38 [Preview] No.12148 del
1) you write like a 13 year-old nigger, though you've made pretty lengthy texts. Get a look at spellckecker highlights sometimes, kay?
2) Your wall of text posesses little to no value. I would consider this post as low effort even for cuckchan or 8ddit. You explain obvious things as you if you see your reader a full retarded normalfag who has no prior knowledge of government surveilance, proprietary and malicious software I'm sure, everyone on end/tech/ is informed enough for this topic to be considered our baseline And if you were to accuse certain government agencies or corporations in spying, please provide direct prooflinks for new users not familiar with this topic to research into.
3) You give no actual instructions on "how to make a truly secure cellphone".
4) There are obvously only two options available: Galaxy S2 with Replicant or any other smartphone with radio chipset physically removed and libre usb wifi adapter attached instead.

Anonymous 01/02/2018 (Tue) 21:01:11 [Preview] No.12149 del
>here's hard proof
>implying you can't change the log
I'm not OP, but I too criticised him on here yesterday, and my post is gone. It can be just a bug, but I don't think so.

I'll just repeat, anyway:
>Only Linux OS's remains as being uncompromised
No. Not even close.
Android is based on linux kernel, but it has many Google proprietary code. Also, vendors requires blob drivers to run on hardware.
And... no, Linux is not the only free system, look more.

OP, you started a thread about "how to make" a secure smartphone, but ended with not actual content. Too much text for no content.
We don't want to be rude, but maybe your text will be more appreciated on 4/g/ than here.
You can't have a personal tracking device (aka smartphones) on your pocket all day and get privacy. You have a geolocalization tool with you everywhere. Even efforts like the Purism, CooperheadOS, PostmarketOS and LineageOS are not the solution to this problem.

Anonymous 01/03/2018 (Wed) 00:23:08 [Preview] No.12151 del
You faggots never fail to amaze me.

betamax Board owner 01/03/2018 (Wed) 02:32:12 [Preview] No.12152 del
>implying you can't change the log
Yes, I can't, no Board Owner nor Board Volunteer can. Anything I do with posts are logged and can't be removed by our side. If anything is done, it would also show up and have a permanent record in the logs. I wasn't here when the bug happened but that's just LynxChan still being buggy after all these years, and you should know that these things can still happen. Some people in /tv/ had some problems around the same time >>>/operate/8056 Perhaps there was an unreported LynxChan update or this might had been a genuine unexplained bug or exploit.

Anonymous 01/03/2018 (Wed) 03:45:22 [Preview] No.12153 del
That photo makes me so angry.

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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

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

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Anonymous 12/24/2017 (Sun) 15:00:15 [Preview] No.12058 del
Is there a distro forked off this?

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 18:44:31 [Preview] No.12093 del

Anonymous 12/29/2017 (Fri) 00:42:34 [Preview] No.12094 del
holy fucking god damn

Anonymous 12/29/2017 (Fri) 17:47:31 [Preview] No.12106 del
haha, that's not real right...

Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 08:10:43 [Preview] No.12614 del
It needs a proper installer. Only having chroot and outdated ISOs does not inspire confidence.

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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 23:54:36 [Preview] No. 12086 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Where the fuck did technology go so wrong ?

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 00:46:00 [Preview] No.12087 del
And no I'm talking about recent technology. I'm not looking for some Kaczynski type answer.

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 01:33:06 [Preview] No.12088 del
Define "wrong".

The typical individual wants a simple to use and light electronic device to quickly and efficiently access their entertainment, which could be observing videos uploaded onto Youtube, conversing with other individuals on Facebook, Etcetera. Why is it that hand-held "phones" have been selling much more rapidly than laptops and desktops have been?

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 03:14:16 [Preview] No.12090 del
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They want to make money and people are dumb and consumerist. That's a great explanation about the idiocracy in contemporary society.
And I'm not talking about jews or being against capitalism at all. I'm saying that facebook and other platforms are optimized for low cognitive load, so that any other stimuli for selling products have more convertion rate. Not just explicit ads, since today they control your news feed in a way that you don't perceive someone is trying to sell you things.
That's why they track people everywhere, they want to 'optimize' their target public to the maximum, based on behavioral analysis.
Of course, government uses it as a tool too, but most of the shit today, like the crazy widespread of dangerous ECMAScript's support on mainstream browsers and GPS turned on by default on the PTD (personal tracking device), it's all about this: money.

So, if you ask "where" it went wrong, I would probably say that humanity itself is the wrongness and the fight for self-affirmation and to feel more and more acepted and the 'special snowflake', posting pictures of their bodies on instagram, that is the real problem.
Second, I would say the urge to do things as fast as someone can, so someone can profit on it. People don't want to do the 'right' because they say it takes too much effort. They just want to go home watch netflix on his "smart TV", take his dosage of SSRI's, eat the crappy food industry makes full of carbohydrates and try to show his life is good on instagram, so he can feel less bad and continue to ignore all the bad things that is happening everywhere around.

If computing and was created to be 'right' it would be designed thinking more on essential aspects of a system (such as safety, security, reliability, etc) instead of just trying to reduce the power usage with bad and unknown microcode, lauching a new "module" to the ISA that promisses better L2 caching and then selling it for twice more money, as Apple and Sumsung/Qualcomm is doing today.

But, guess what? These people make a lot of money and the admin on imageboards can't even pay the fucking VPS.
Maybe we are too innocent and idealist for all this madness.

[sorry for grammar, I haven't proof read].

Anonymous 12/29/2017 (Fri) 01:33:54 [Preview] No.12097 del
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They just wanna play piano dudes.

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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 03:39:18 [Preview] No. 12075 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Sorting through some books and organizing other random shit
>Laptop is closed and should be on sleep mode
>Come back after a few minutes
>Fucking CPU (Core 2 DuoTM) at 227 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT for over ten minutes based on usage history
>Fan isn't turning on
>Somehow still able to navigate through the OS and normally turn off computer
>Turn computer back on and fan is working perfectly fine

What the fuck, I'm surprised how hardy this damn laptop is.
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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 14:05:51 [Preview] No.12079 del
Yes you should. Ideally every 3 years. It doesn't matter if it's a laptop or desktop, you need conductivity for the heat sink on your CPU and GPU. I would guess it's only because the nm spacing is so high on your c2d that it didn't fry. IIRC the old p4 chips can also withstand very high heat. I would guess it's not been a problem until now because you don't put your laptop under stress or leave it on for extended periods. While you're at it I would dust your vents to prevent air flow blockage also.

Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 19:26:04 [Preview] No.12080 del
I should have also stated that reaching the heatsink to apply new thermal paste is a major pain in the ass when it comes to Thinkpads (If you don't already know, you need to remove the entire motherboard. This applies to the X60 and X200 laptops I have, I have no idea if this applies to other models...).
>Would guess it's not been a problem until now because you don't put your laptop under stress or leave it on for extended periods.
It was most likely a software-related problem, the fan didn't turn on at the time, but works perfectly, but my Thinkpad has been the subject of a strange problem recently, the laptop AC adapter connection turns off and on like a linear "beeping" and a clearly audible high pitched whine emanates from the motherboard, specifically below the CPU where there is an abundance of capacitors...
>While you're at it I would dust your vents to prevent air flow blockage also.
It gets done daily, the keyboard requires a total of four screws to be removed, and fastest measured time I have gotten it done was in eight seconds.

Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 22:14:01 [Preview] No.12082 del
Check your sysctl for acpi controls. OpenBSD may require tunning on this...
Also, as the other anon said, clean the laptop. Over the years it becomes with so many dust that you can't even pass air through it. And the thermal paste, of course (don't need to buy these expensive silver paste, just the simple one will do the job, unless you try overclocking or other dumb shit).

Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 23:06:17 [Preview] No.12085 del
>don't need to buy these expensive silver paste, just the simple one will do the job
This irks me because there are multiple companies that manufacture and sell thermal pastes and each claims that their "PATENTED TECHNOLOGY SILVER-INFUSED SUPER THERMAL PASTE 3000 GAMER-GRADE" is better than the others on the shelf without giving an ingredient composition list, and you end up needing to rely on experimentation by others to determine which thermal paste is suitable for your application, but then you realize there are multiple variables that go into these tests and that 1 degree difference could have been due to an external factor, and you don't trust the generic paste because that small tag with mandarin written on it makes you suspicious. This same concept applies to other products.
>unless you try overclocking or other dumb shit
Only when I want to run a software application on one of my older computers to escape the analytical botnet and other garbage, the fan always stays on the highest setting when the CPU is overclocked, and my dedicated calculations computer is cooled via refrigeration.

Autistic rant because fuck corporations that don't strive to manufacture products that are the best in the competition for the money.

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 03:19:38 [Preview] No.12091 del
C2D processors have built-in throttling, they will decrease everything in order to cool down when reaching junction temps. Unless something is broken, it won't die and turn on fire.

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Desktop Thread - Christmas edition Anonymous 12/23/2017 (Sat) 14:03:28 [Preview] No. 12048 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Merry fucking Christmas.
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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 01:58:33 [Preview] No.12072 del
So Google then.

Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 03:22:13 [Preview] No.12073 del
I agree whole heartedly.
that's actually really interesting dude

Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 20:30:35 [Preview] No.12081 del
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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 22:20:31 [Preview] No.12083 del
Nice. What is that fish thing in the corner?

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 02:51:21 [Preview] No.12089 del
its some kind of animating panel that defaults to a fish in lm mate
funny thing is i made two instances of the panel and made them animate in sync and i cant move it so it just sits in the corner now

Art Thread: The Mechanics Of Shape Anonymous 12/22/2017 (Fri) 07:30:19 [Preview] No. 12033 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I just now realized that wireframes are basically a type of crosshatching, and it struck me as something exceedingly elegant. I would say more but I'm at loss for words (literally, because English has corrupted all its succinct terms for graphical drawing, and most its terms for sculpture), so I'll just leave it there. There's something beautful about how systematic generation of shape functions.

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>2nd pic
That's a quadrilateral mesh, nobody uses those because people suck.

Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 22:58:29 [Preview] No.12084 del
Would you care to elaborate?

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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 03:38:27 [Preview] No. 12074 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Sorting through some books and organizing other random shit
>Laptop is closed and should be on sleep mode
>Come back after a few minutes
>Fucking CPU (Core 2 DuoTM) at 227 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT for over ten minutes based on usage history
>Fan isn't turning on
>Somehow still able to navigate through the OS and normally turn off computer
>Turn computer back on and fan is working perfectly fine

What the fuck, I'm surprised how hardy this damn laptop is.