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/tech/ meta Anonymous Board owner 04/09/2020 (Thu) 21:58:50 No.2493 [Reply]
Talk about quality, rules, OCs and board events here. Required readings: http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm Current event(s): >Suggest a thread to pin for April >Suggest posts for newfags to lurk
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The Sticky Anonymous 08/21/2019 (Wed) 12:37:09 No.4 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/ THE RULES: 1. Please spoiler all porn and gore 2. Talk about something actually related to /tech/nology 3. Have fun! Required reading http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm Beginner Info If you would like to try out GNU/Linux because of https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html, you can do one of the following: 0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (preferably using KVM or Oracle VirtualBox for newfriends). 1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything (keep in mind that the performance of live distros might be very different than from distro that was booted from your HDD, as most distros are loaded in RAM and don't include the proprietary drivers for NVIDIA GPUs or up-to-date Mesa libraries in their isos). 2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows (make sure to install Windows first, as it can "replace" GRUB or other UNIX bootloaders, and troubleshooting of Windows replacing your bootloader of choice might be painful for people that just started learning about the Linux kernel) 3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html). Resources:

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Anonymous 07/14/2020 (Tue) 21:01:16 No.2997 [Reply]
Reminder that you niggers shouldn't trust lunduke.
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>>3016 Those two graphs show no correlation with jews infiltrators and the founding of the country whatsoever. I know the fake-news pavlov technique being used is trying to conflate the two though. There very definitely was a point when globalist kikes began to have a very evil influence over the nation, but it certainly wasn't at it's inception. rather it was much closer to around 1880 or so, again your fake-news chart notwithstanding. Certainly by the time of the writing of The International Jew ~c.1920 they were a major malignancy after just 40 years or so.
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>>2997 Duck doesn't show it, so sauce/archive, not pictures for niggerlicious children, plz. That said - looking at his blog... he posted summary of his own poopcast in the style of "Lolz lolz OMG, now if you want details, go look at me listening to my own voice". Seems to be a moderately narcissistic snide faggot with delusion of being a sarcastic genius. Anyway, why should we care about this particular e-celeb any more than the rest? The general trend sure. But there's nothing new - disturbing, but very predictable. >>3253 This beast is called "weasel".
>>2997 Reminder that "buzzword" is (((buzzword)))
He has the same phenotype as Lennart Poettering. That's all you need to know.
I wish I had his personal branding. You won't find anything bad about him except on places like here

FOSS SJW Blacklist Anonymous 09/22/2019 (Sun) 07:25:12 No.219 [Reply] [Last]
The recent shitstorm about Stallman revealed more bad actors within the Linux/FOSS community and as developers and users we should fight to regain the civilization we built with our blood and tears from the encroachment of destructive "cancel culture" madmen.

We need to start by making of list of organizations and projects that are thoroughly infested with the rot. Avoid contributing effort and support to them and eventually they will crumble inwards as internecine group politics is no replacement for hard technical knowhow.

I'll start by listing a few:

Red Hat/IBM (Fedora, Centos)
Debian
Ubuntu
GNOME
PulseAudio (Red Hat/IBM)
SystemD (Red Hat/IBM)
LibreOffice
Mozilla
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>>219 Please add >>2435 to the list.
>>1489 >GNU/Linux wouldn't get even close to it's current state without big tech giants Exactly! Look at what the damage they've done.
>>1458 That, and Unity was barely-usable clusterfuck made by Apple fanboys. I switched to Xubuntu then and there. More to the point, it was suddenly dropped in as the primary environment, not introduced as an option. This says something too. Mac was obviously intended for those with longing for Big Brother who "knows better". Being developers gave them a delusion that they became little Big Brothers too, maybe? >>1407 It's not rotten through yet (for one, no snide shits in support yet, like it was in Mozilla, those who sit on bug reports are cool people), but you see what the management is, and fish rots from the head down, so... matter of time.
>>219 >The pot calling the kettle back. Shame for sure.
Avoid Rust if possible. The entire project suffers from SJW/CoC bullshit and it has been mostly, if not completely subverted by large corporations (Amazon) just like Linux. Hostile Amazon Takeover https://twitter.com/steveklabnik/status/1437441662998007809 https://archive.md/wRy9Z https://www.rust-lang.org/governance Compiler Team https://www.rust-lang.org/governance/teams/compiler Developing and managing compiler internals and optimizations Felix Klock (pnkfelix) - Team Leader >http://pnkfx.org/pnkfelix/ > https://twitter.com/pnkfelix >Amazon Wesley Wiser - Team Leader >https://github.com/wesleywiser >https://twitter.com/wesleywiser >Microsoft Niko Matsakis > https://twitter.com/nikomatsakis

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BitChan Beta v0.9.0 Release Anonymous 11/15/2020 (Sun) 19:38:41 No.3162 [Reply]
The BitChan beta just got released and is looking for people to try it out. It's a decentralized imageboard that runs on top of BitMessage. You can create and completely control your own public or private board, globally moderate as an owner, add admins who can also globally moderate, moderate your own instance locally as a user, upload literally anything with size limits theoretically up to 100gb. Uploads can be sent purely over BitMessage or you can choose to use a hosting service. Uploads that use hosting are subjected to heavy duty protection: every file is zipped, encrypted/password protected, the zip's header is removed and random chunks of the file are removed before being uploaded. The removed parts are hidden in the PGP encrypted message that's sent over BitMessage. Once the upload is received the zip is put back together again, decrypted, unzipped and displayed in the thread. 100% of BitChan traffic happens over tor. Private boards prevent posting from all but explicitly added IDs. The permitted ID list can be edited by the owner at any point to include new IDs or restrict old ones. On public boards any ID can post until it is banned, but because of how BitMessage works, you can always just make another ID. Communications on every board are PGP encrypted. This means that even if someone somehow guessed the board name on BitMessage (basically impossible for reasons I won't go into here), they would be unable to read anything without also having the BitChan PGP symmetric password. Owners can globally change CSS, banners and wordfilters. Owners can even wipe a board if they want. You can join and create as many boards as you want. There's also a prototype steganography thread running alongside of every normal thread. The steg thread shows decrypted steg from jpg/pngs. There are also public and private lists. Lists are just collections of links to boards or other lists. Owners can do much of the same moderation, CSS changes etc. as they can do on boards. They can be updated and edited after their creation. BitChan is fully dockerized so it is cross-OS compatible, but has only been tested with Ubuntu 20.04 and the most recent version of Whonix. I could go on about all the features (there's a lot more), but I just wanted to give you a taste. It's surprisingly fast for text only messages that total around 20kb or less and using hosting services for file attachments, taking usually only a few seconds to a minute depending on how many people are on your part of the BitMessage network. https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan
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A kiosk onion hidden service is now online. You can post and upload attachments. Test it out if you'd like. There's a bug report link at the bottom of the home page. http://bitchan5zleliwr7egmn4yskth5k6ofu6qbax3y4t45k3k2plt363nad.onion In kiosk mode you can only post anonymously. There's a help page which covers pretty much everything except for the peculiarities having to do with the kisok. If you actually go through the trouble (it's not that bad) of installing it you can very easily host your own kiosk instance (and if you run you're own version you get full functionality). Kiosk mode has a permissions system which allows for multiple passwords. There are password classes. Admins, guests, guests who can only view, guests who can post. There's a lot of options. How to safely host a kiosk: Pay for VPS via mixed/tumbled crypto, sftp bitchan.tar.gz over tor, ssh in over tor, extract bitchan, uncomment random hidden service lines in torrc, make daemon, load random onion address in tor browser, upload archive with custom onion address, and you're set. This kiosk instance has a 50 second post refractory period. It works with JS disabled. The kiosk disallows board and list creation, mailbox use and prevents using BM as an attachment upload method. The only things this kiosk instance allows is 1) view boards, 2) view threads (steg included), 3) make posts, and 4) submit bug reports.
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>>3162 Interesting idea.
BitChan 1.0.0 has been released. Github: https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan Try it out here (some functions limited by Kiosk owner): http://bitchanr4b64govofzjthtu6qc4ytrbuwbgynapkjileajpycioikxad.onion/ This is a significant update. New features and refinements include, but are not limited to: Security - All essential features work with JavaScript completely disabled - All internet traffic (Bitmessage/uploads/downloads) through tor with fake UserAgent - All messages PGP-encrypted with user-selectable cipher and key length - Encryption, fragmentation, and hashing to secure and verify authenticity of received post attachment files - Bitmessage Identities for private addresses that only you control

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Anonymous 11/01/2021 (Mon) 14:19:03 No.3291 [Reply]
are there still any traditional forums with activity that don't suck, or is the old web dead?
It's looking pretty grim to me. I'm thinking the only way forward is building something yourself.

GNU/Linux-based OSes thread Anonymous 03/12/2020 (Thu) 18:37:41 No.1994 [Reply] [Last]
If you would like to try out GNU/Linux because of https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html , you can do one of the following: 0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (preferably using KVM or Oracle VirtualBox for newfriends). 1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything (keep in mind that the performance of live distros might be very different than from distro that was booted from your HDD, as most distros are loaded in RAM and don't include the proprietary drivers for NVIDIA GPUs or up-to-date Mesa libraries in their isos). 2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows (make sure to install Windows first, as it can "replace" GRUB or other UNIX bootloaders, and troubleshooting of Windows replacing your bootloader of choice might be painful for people that just started learning about the Linux kernel) 3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html ). Resources: Use your web browser and search engine of choice. Good comparison between them is hosted here: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/browsers.html https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/search.html If not sure which browser to choose, just use the Tor Browser Bundle: https://www.torproject.org/ or paste these commands to your terminal emulator of choice (please make sure to first learn what they're exactly doing): $ sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint or just simply apt-based distros) $ sudo pacman -S base-devel git go && git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git && cd yay && makepkg -si $ cd .. && rm -rf yay && yay -S tor-browser (pacman-based distros) $ xbps-install -S torbrowser-launcher (Void Linux)

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>>2969 Couple more things to consider: >compatibility with software, if you ever need (most software shouldn't depend of init system, but there is gnome) >ease of writing your own service/modifying configs, if you need to run a server but it doesn't come with service script >language it is written in >optionally: license and pozzness
>>2971 Why anyone would ever want to use GNOME I have no idea. Pretty much any non-systemd init is going to have some of the same issues with compatibility, though most distros who offer alternate inits take this in mind when packaging software. It looks like it's C code, and ISC license, so no big issues there. the only problem is your second point, and that's just something I'll have to look at as I'm using it in the VM. Hopefully another anon here has used it and can state his opinion of it.
>>2977 Update on s6: I quite like it. It handles dependencies for services automatically, which is nice. This is something runit does not do. For example, network manager requires dbus. S6 would handle this automatically, while I'd have to add it manually for runit. The whole bundle system is a little confusing for finding certain services, but it's not too bad. I tested it out switching the default sddm for lightdm and it worked fine. https://skarnet.org/software/s6/why.html is a short page on some of the features of s6 compared to other init systems, and one thing I really like is that logs are never lost. Overall, I can definitely see this replacing runit in popularity when it comes to alternative init systems, espeically as runit spends more and more time being inactive. I wouldn't call it perfect, but I would call it very good.
>>1994 > (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html ). Did I stumble onto internet time portal into late 1990-s, or what? News from post-2018 for you: Linux desktop is not a problem at all. Running one for over dozen years. The problem is that Linux foundation as such is now utterly PWNed, up to and including Torvalds himself being blackmailed into "voluntary" retirement. Hence all the bullshit like the infamous systemd thing. So it's going to be supplied by the same, uh, people as Weendows and Muck Ox. Therefore, a good question is: are there forks of the core from a more trustworthy team? For that matter, Libreoffice is still okay, but some bad smell already comes from that side too, see >>219
Anyone with experience in Guix SD here?

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Alternative OS thread Anonymous 10/19/2019 (Sat) 21:32:41 No.480 [Reply]
Personally, I believe that *BSD (minus FreeBSD) are the most realistic alternatives for Linux.
Pls don't start spamming "blackpills" or the "cuck license" bikeshed.

OpenBSD
+ The default installation is very secure. OpenBSD has many interesting security features (pledge for example).
+ Competent developers who are committed to developing their OS
+ OpenBSD's sister projects like mandoc, OpenSSH and LibreSSl are cool
+ sndio sound server is comfy
+ Especially well-written man-pages and FAQs
+ Theo de Raadt is based
+/- Its developers and users expect you to at lest try to fix the problem yourself before they will help you. You get replies quickly on the mailing-lists. #openbsd @ Freenode is active.
+/- Doesn't have Bluetooth support anymore
+/- OpenBSD uses cvs

notes and resources
* https://www.openbsd.org/
* OpenBSD Journal: https://undeadly.org/
* Default package management: OpenBSD's ports and pkg_ tools. Currently has about 10578 packages in ports.
* The OpenBSD FAQ (the installation guide): https://www.openbsd.org/faq/index.html
* Simply put, you can use pkg_info -Q foobar to find a package and pkg_add foobar to install it
* If you want, you can install the standard Ganoo tools: pkg_add coreutils
* If you wish to run X11 (xenocara) you should also enable automatic starting of OpenBSD's DM (xenodm) during the installation
* The ability to run startx as regular user was re-added in 6.6 release, however, it is still recommended to use Xenodm as startx might pick the wrong driver in some cases, apparently
* You should install ALL file sets during the installation
* If you have (created) a (MBR or GPT) partition with OpenBSD's partition type (A6) then OpenBSD's installer will recognize it and ask whether you want to install to that partition.
* OpenBSD gaming resource: https://mrsatterly.com/openbsd_games.html
* Rundown of OpenBSD's security features: https://www.openbsd.org/security.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD_security_features
* You can install non-free firmware using the fw_update tool. Its man-page is self-explanatory.
* You can install patches with syspatch. Its man-page is self-explanatory.
* You can upgrade to the next release by using the sysupgrade utility, which was added in 6.5 patch no. 012. (N.B. Be sure to read the man-page as you probably want to use the -k option!) You can read more about this feature from its announcement email (https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&m=156577865917831)
* The binary packages are now also getting updates on the latest "stable" release! Currently, updates for binary packages are provided on AMD64, i386 and arm64/aarch64 platforms. Previously, your only options were to either build from source or use pkgsrc if you wanted newer packages.
* If you want to install pkgsrc on OpenBSD, make backups of the original pkg_add, pkg_delete, pkg_info and pkg_check binaries. (ProTip: use whereis command and cp) Or install pkgsrc into your home directory (use ./bootstrap --unprivileged)
* I got pkgsrc working on OpenBSD 6.3 on AMD64, by using the following command-line: ./bootstrap --compiler clang --unprivileged --prefer-pkgsrc=openssl
* When you are creating disk partitions, you can specify a partition's size in (for example) gigabytes, by appending G to the desired size (for example, 42G means 42 gigabytes). (see also, man 8 disklabel, man 8 fdisk and man 8 newfs)
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>>1460 I said on nanochan that cloudflare provides a mirror for OpenBSD on their CDN, but I was being overly paranoid. I can't remember anything else between the organisations except for the firefox and firefox-esr ports maintainer disabling DoH by default, which is non-standard for every other firefox package for other operating systems.
Tails for opsec. r8
Anyone used Debian kFreeBSD? I'm a Debian user interested in trying out a BSD so I figure that might be a good bridge, unless it's just a novelty and I'm better off going full BSD.
>>2510 or GNU/HURD for that matter
>>2510 If you're a debian user stay away from BSD we don't want you.

Anonymous 09/17/2021 (Fri) 15:36:21 No.3281 [Reply]
can anyone summarizes for me the general way to use ANY 3d softwaree to do 1. animation 2. vfx 3.rigging 4.modelling 5. texturing, skinning like from important shortcuts to developing a whole project
>>3281 probably should be in QTDDTOT, but there's an entire board here on AlogSpace where these topics form part of their focus and concern. >>>/robowaifu/
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Anonymous 03/19/2020 (Thu) 18:31:27 No.2140 [Reply] [Last]
If anyone can modify code of free software, why don't people make better versions of programs like GIMP and other free alternatives to professional software? Shouldn't we have several versions of different free programs?
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>>2404 >http://archive.fo/XZvng Autism was strong on both sides on this. Does the furry fuck think he's the president, acting high and mighty because he was too important to be dragged into it? The other dude doing the port wasn't too reasonable either. I understand his frustration since a random nobody showed up DEMANDING shit like some authoritarian leader. But he was also a sore autist shit. "Petulant children", and dropping the project altogether for a minor altercation.
>>2801 >What's left to do? Tool that draws circles and squares. GIMP is the only image editor on the planet that doesn't have this.
The one and only reason people don't fix shit is because: >1. It takes a long ass time to learn a codebase in 2020. Have you seen the absurd LOC in modern projects? >2. Projects are not documented enough to be openly hackable >3. Nobody enjoys trying to make sense of C codebases with a thousand imported header files and single-letter variables, specially when they are not well commented. >4. Some developers have some loud and ass-backwards opinions and they will reject your patches because of some vague notions about hoe it doesn't fit the project's philosophy. People are afraid of having their efforts thrown away due to some dude's ego. Open development suffers from the gigantic autism of the average developer. Hackable software needs some extensive documentation and not many programmers are up to that task, which causes people to be afraid of diving deep into it.
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>>2803 baka
>>2403 furries are based. if you're still not a furry in 2021 you aren't going to make it

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