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Could a virus stop super A.I.? Anonymous 05/07/2020 (Thu) 20:22:36 No.2782 [Reply]
Someone i know is doing HNC (Scottish) networking in college and they seem to be confident that they could just develop a virus that could destroy general A.I., something that will be infinitely more intelligent than us, i would think something so intelligent would have countermeasures against petty viruses. Can it actually be done or is he niggerlicious?
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>Changing r e t a r d e d to niggerlicious What did the mods mean by this?
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>>2782 Heh, the very fact you made this post 'guarantees the super-AI will read it and take appropriate counter-measures to stop us. YOU HAD ONE JOB OP WE'RE ALL DOOOOOMED REEEEEEE Oh well, we had a good run tbh
>>2782 >Can it actually be done Maybe, maybe not, they certainly shouldn't be confident they have a reliable failsafe.
>>2782 depends on the AI's hubris

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Everything is Dead Anonymous 09/10/2019 (Tue) 17:44:01 No.80 [Reply]
>8ch goes down
>cuckchan /g/ is shit
>/tech/ irc is dead
Where else is there left?
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>>2439 >could be prevented Only if Mark isn't such a pussy faggot and resisted.
>>2439 >migrate the board to 8cuck No
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>>2439 >please join the pig farm >the pig farm that's one step from the slaughterhouse
>>1948 you should be required to write a working fizzbuzz in C to enter any technology board.

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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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https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan/releases/tag/v0.11.1 Bug fix - fix creating posts with attachments greater than 5 MB
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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.

disgustings 07/28/2021 (Wed) 03:36:11 No.3265 [Reply]
are there technology to choose words for manga/comic ? i have the characters and setup designed but choosing word by words for the page just freaks me out. also is it readable i need editor but im broke

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Arch Linux Eliteism Anonymous 12/31/2019 (Tue) 23:30:03 No.1221 [Reply]
Does anyone know why the Arch community is eliteist? Out of all communities, they are the most eletist and toxic, even gentoo isn't that bad, despite similarities.
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As a member of said toxic eliteist community, I can confidantly say that it is the package manager and the install process. God I fucking love pacman
>>1221 There is a flaw to Linux altogether and that is that it never really adopted a "plug and play" mindset for the user experience and that its very much a "read the handbook to learn how it works" OS. And because of this there is the common mistake in teaching Linux of making people belief that using Linux is just like switching from an IPhone to an Android phone and that all they is just the right distro and they are good to go just like on a Windows machine. Linux requires a learning period and a willingness to learn it before it can be used as a substitute for Windows or MacOS. Conveying that to people is more important than what distro they try out first. On top of that I think a good beginner book for Linux is mandatory as searching the Internet for answers to questions can suck ass and in some cases Internet isn't always accessible when installing a new system, especially for people who have just one computer.
>>3045 I'm not a huge faggot when it comes to operating systems, but I really love gentoo. Portage is so fucking nice, USE flags are the best idea any package manager has ever implemented. I hope CPU power continues to increase enough to the point that normal machines can compile software without perceptible delays, though even on my 8 year old laptop compilation isn't that bad unless it's some bloated piece of shit garbage software like firefox.
>>3050 Do you ever want to keep an old version of a package, because the updated version isn't working? How would you set that up with pacman?
>>3227 Pacman installs packages compressed then decompresses them to install them. Everything you have ever installed as a package is stored on the pc. The directory tars are stored is the variable called cacheDIR or someting in /etc/pacman.conf. The default is is /var/pacman/pkg or something. Also op is a literal faggot, i have never mat a elitist arch user but i fucking met at least 5 autist obsessed with the elitist arch user boogeyman, op is one of them.

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Anonymous 06/23/2021 (Wed) 13:42:31 No.3259 [Reply]
looking books that talks about making system like this specifically https://youtu.be/8c264xk15o4 [Open] or something liek sega arcade stuffs (power drift, space harrier, air rescue, aqua jack so on etc) especially the physics model and how stuff sticks and not fall thru the floors despite the gaps between things and maybe lack of polygon meshes? perhaps the behind the scene/making of logic... hopefully includes several model/solutions of troubleshooting the same thing of why and whynots Thank you!

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Anonymous 06/12/2021 (Sat) 00:12:01 No.3258 [Reply]
i dont get rotation matrix used to do this... or homogenous coordinate or the inverse...mind explaining?

Anonymous 06/05/2021 (Sat) 03:01:13 No.3255 [Reply]
Helllo tech, help me understand matrix for 3d rotation of a 3d camera. what are they actually and what does it mean for screen space and world space coordinates when they are applied with MVP matrice

Anonymous 04/29/2021 (Thu) 01:52:21 No.3252 [Reply]
does anyone have a facebook magnet link?

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Infinity Cup poll Anonymous 04/23/2021 (Fri) 19:05:23 No.3251 [Reply]
Hey guys, /icup/ here with a question on how we're going to handle the next iteration of the Infinity Cup ( https://anon.cafe/icup/ ) We're trying to poll whether certain boards are interested in playing in the cup, or if there's some specific team that you'd like to see play. If you want to, please answer or add your own answer to the poll in https://poal.me/6x3j1u

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