>>11909 I've dealt with retards before, especially retards on imageboards, the OP may very well be one of them but you definitely are. >epsilon minus What? The entire reason I started this argument is because faggots years ago told me to go to reddit/4chan for help because they were too cantankerous to offer input.
>>11890 I use Xubuntu currently, an older version of it, works pretty good for basic use but to tell you the truth I also have Windows XP on a separate offline PC (mostly for using media converting tools and DVD shrink which you cannot find for the linux OS).
We have already discussed this. No country flags, no ID's. If you're the mod you know the position of most people here, just look the fucking thread about it, fucks sake. What is the argument behind these changes? None. You guys are already fucked by some heavy psyops if you don't see how more metadata is a bad thing.
>>11910 Added. >>11912 That's not what I meant for 'custom flags of real countries', I meant as a flag that anyone can choose by themselves to LARP as. However, fantasy countries and meme flags like say GNU Userland, ring 0, A fucking wagon wheel(to represent pajeets that have a hard on for shilling android and linux consumerism shit), etc., that deals with some level of /tech/ and even old /g/ memes could be implemented if you guys are creative enough to make flags for arbitrary concepts like that. >>11916 What are you talking about, shit that happened during the first six months of this /tech/ that had dealt with spam bots, MikeeUSA along another wapanese tripfagging pedo sympathizer and the general hoard of people from 8chan's /tech/ that tested the waters here in this /tech/? Well the old threads isn't here anymore, and I'm not ring, neither was I a volunteer on /tech/ before. The only arguing anyone's doing here is you. If you guys don't want it, fine by me. If you guys do want it, also fine by me. either way, no amount of metadata can change what I and the four board volunteers can see on our end. "We" haven't discussed this in this thread in detail at all. It's a partial admission on your end that you are at the very least to not be mature enough to deal with country flags and IDs. If everyone else feels the same, I'm not going to push anything what you guys don't want, should you guys want to have a sense of representative democracy here. You're just one person. I need more input from other users to make a decision even though I agree with you in more ways than you can comprehend. Do you want me to disregard true criticism of you and your peers and run this ship like a benevolent dictator like Linus T.? I'll do it if you guys democratically allow me to do so. Discuss among yourselves again or see me do nothing, but overall, there won't be any drastic changes.
>>11916 That's an over reaction, your writing style provides more identifiable meta data than a country flag. Having said that if your privacy is that important to you that you need to cover the tracks of your shitposts, you should be using tor rendering your opinion on flags moot. Flags could be fun, post count is so low some experimentation is worth exploring.
You know what sucks about discord is you can't use TOR to register a username anonymously. Sure you can use it, but as soon as you change IPs once they send an e-mail verification and then demand mobile verification before you can continue to use discord.
I hate how many email services are now demanding mobile verification now days. Thus I am the only one I know who uses a foreign email service. It's ridiculous that they are mandating your personal info just to use their services. Fuck them all. I won't use that shit.
>>11609 me and 2 other's were trying to use memecord in the same house because one of us was in a separate room and didn't want to move his PC. it started saying a bunch of shit about "suspicious activity", "your account is disabled for your security", "plz give cellphone number", etc. pure cancer >>11611 this
Medically speaking red fluorescent lightning. Green if you need shades, blue for the blind. Dark on low light: keeps eyes calm non-stressed. Other things include raised desktop to stand and walk, split ortholinear keyboard, small desktop or window to leaves the eyes still as possible. Treadmill on monitor with a pad keyboard is best.
Fuck, this is even dumber than when Sony put a rootkit on their music CDs. OP pic must be an actual photo of what the HP execs look, literal brainlets. I don't know why users trust people so fucking stupid with their operating system.
>>11900 >I don't know why users trust people so fucking stupid with their operating system. Because most of them are dumb fucks that don't see a point about that, since they see it as "conspiracy theory".
Fucking idiots, I'm tired of this dumb society, really.
>every capitalist product ever made is full of debugging turds and other shit that makes up 70% of the product >one of them has 100 LOC which can be technically called a "keylogger" which is a bad term and triggers the goyim >no actual way to turn it on without admin >less work to just paste some keylogging code in when you have admin rights it's fucking nothing
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Continuing from >>>/tech/597 https://archive.is/INR3l This is for non specific, general tips for anonymous web browsing and downloads, tips on browsers and browser configurations for the security concious that you don't want to make a new thread for.
I use a cheap but private VPN service, with encryption and (allegedly) no IP logging reading the ToS.
I do not use wifi, that is insecure. My wifi chip in my computer (along with the bluetooth chip and camera) have been physically removed. Linux of-course.
I use Mozilla Firefox for the most part, sometimes Tor too.
One thing I do is make sure I manually program Bleachbit to scrub sqlite files in my browser directory routinely. Logs, caches, cookies etc: content-prefs.sqlite, cookies.sqlite, formhistory.sqlite, healthreport.sqlite, places.sqlite, signons.sqlite, webappsstore.sqlite (and their associated file formats) from my browser directory. Tor too stores these same kinds of databases, so any browser you use you'll want to learn what is in those directories and what they store.
Then, I also use Random Agent Spoofer to spoof my browser agent (spoofing metadata about what OS I use, what kind of browser it is, headers, get requests, etc.) and also allows me to disable webgl and geolocation in chrome.
I also use noscript and HTTPS Everywhere. Scrub noscript whitelist and reconfigure the list to your liking, whatever suites your browsing habits.
Go to about:config and learn how to use it, but be careful!!! There are some tweaks you can use to fortify and secure your browser, and to make it stop bragging about data.
>>1069 I torrent behind tor. Not sure about doing this with I2P.
I use deluge with gtk and set the proxies to port 9050. Then add the torrent through a link, magnet or the actual torrent file. Then manually edit the trackers so that they are http only. It should start downloading after that.
>>11886 >we're not gonna need roads if our driveways and parks cover all of earth
To be fair this isn't really a free speech issue so much because it's not really an issue of getting your word out, it's an issue of advertising your agenda effectively alongside massive HD streaming, be it bragging how cool your frags look in 120fps or reminding people that there's fluoride in the water. The mass appeal is what's going to cost money. I don't really think that the door has been opened to completely stop "harmful" networking of ideas, nor does it need to be, the authority can just make up whatever excuse and ban what they ban like in Britain or Sweden or China. What has been started is clearing of the wood, that paves the way for it no longer being a business secret what you do in somebody else's physical network and allowing ISPs to tattle to anyone they like if you commit wrongthink where previously their hands would have been tied for privacy if somebody comes asking. If ISPs can admit to knowing what kind of networking you're doing, they can admit to knowing what to sell when somebody wants to buy your information. Your various chucklenuts can do what they wish by me if they think they're able to be effective. If you ask me Google is one of them, and they've come so far as to build their own financially failing fiber network and maybe their own ISP service to use it, why not. The funny thing is, Google Fiber is not competitive because ISPs are too restricted, cheap, and useful. That changing, Google might become the megacorporation to push all competition out of cities, and then lower the prices and bring plenty of that free shit to everyone. And being Google. I bet there'll still be plenty of ad hoc radio amateurs on At&T in the deepest Kentucky.
From what I understand now, its all about the money. ISPs (ATT, Comcast, Verizon et al) fighting content providers (Google, Facebook, Netflix et al) over attempted consolidation of profits.
ISPs want to charge more per content in the near future (removing unlimited bandwidth or making it extremely expensive). Reason? They are losing so much money from growing 'cable cutters' (TV opt outs).
Content providers want Net Neutrality because ISPs would inhibit user's traffic to their services (via more costly bandwidth caps). This would interfere with their profits.
>>11888 You're not wrong. But I just realized, content providers mostly benefit from ad revenue in a sellers market. So what do they care if a prices go up, they'll just be competing for your attention to shitty netflix or shitty facebook, but competing for the same money as with good netflix and good facebook.
>>11887 >To be fair this isn't really a free speech issue so much because it's not really an issue of getting your word out, it's an issue of advertising your agenda effectively alongside massive HD streaming, be it bragging how cool your frags look in 120fps or reminding people that there's fluoride in the water. The mass appeal is what's going to cost money. I don't really think that the door has been opened to completely stop "harmful" networking of ideas, nor does it need to be, the authority can just make up whatever excuse and ban what they ban like in Britain or Sweden or China. What has been started is clearing of the wood, that paves the way for it no longer being a business secret what you do in somebody else's physical network and allowing ISPs to tattle to anyone they like if you commit wrongthink where previously their hands would have been tied for privacy if somebody comes asking. If ISPs can admit to knowing what kind of networking you're doing, they can admit to knowing what to sell when somebody wants to buy your information.
Doing a 180 degree subject turn, the post.
>Your various chucklenuts can do what they wish by me if they think they're able to be effective. If you ask me Google is one of them, and they've come so far as to build their own financially failing fiber network and maybe their own ISP service to use it, why not. The funny thing is, Google Fiber is not competitive because ISPs are too restricted, cheap, and useful.
Google Fiber is spreading dumbass, not the other way around. Unless you're historically illiterate and you are, companies like Comcast got their beginnings with practices like that in the start as well and then when they controlled the market, treated their consumers like shit because they knew they had no way out. Spouting normie meme trash like a smartass doesn't negate your lack of foresight.
>That changing, Google might become the megacorporation to push all competition out of cities, and then lower the prices and bring plenty of that free shit to everyone. >and then lower the prices and bring plenty of that free shit to everyone >mfw
Yeah, because every tyrant in history that has ruled without opposition has never abused their power right?
>I bet there'll still be plenty of ad hoc radio amateurs on At&T in the deepest Kentucky. >Not knowing how Ad Hoc or Meshnet works
>>11817 Will people shut the fuck up already about net neutrality, it's a load of fucking shit, a power grab from a bunch of greedy kikes. It's not fighting monopoly of internet service and infrastructure, it's encouraging it and putting it under the "guidance" of a select few, perhaps even an unelected autonomous department. There are real problems out there, stop debating the actions of two groups of greedy kikes to decide which is less evil.
There isn't a single person who would use FreeBSD on real hardware. You can't easily port Linux drivers to it, not much community support... Really, using Gentoo FreeBSD edition or Source Mage is better.
I installed FreeBSD 10 on a Sun Microsystems UltraSparc Creator 3D workstation that I got for $30. OpenBSD wouldn't work, something about a bad magic number or something. Anyways the NVRAM had a dead battery so I couldn't get it on the internet because it couldn't register a MAC address which is stored in the NVRAM. I read an article about soldering the NVRAM with a new battery. Replacement is like $70 for a new NVRAM. So it's in the basement for future projects.
That aside I have about 2 or 3 PowerMac G5 silver towers ($50 for a dual 2.3GHz) that I want to install FreeBSD onto. I've read that this is the way to go with those things. I'll experiment with it this summer.
I think if you're going to go BSD go OpenBSD, but really these are for different purposes. If you need to have drivers for video cards and for multiple desktop environments use FreeBSD. If you want nothing to work, no drivers for video cards, etc but a secure environment then use OpenBSD. I mainly use Parabola, Gentoo and OpenBSD. Different use cases for different jobs. I ultimately want to migrate my linux experience to something like Source Mage evenutally when I have more time to spend reading and installing/fixing computers. But I'm too busy with school to change gears right now.
FreeBSD friends post your security tips here in this thread. Links to articles and tutorials about FreeBSD security and other helpful tips are also welcome. Thanks for starting the thread OP.
A lot of browser addons or extensions claim to improve privacy and security. These include Ghostery, Disconnect and Privacy Badger along with a slew of others.
I think for most entry level computer users that those type of addons might provide something useful. To people who are more experienced with browsers and their extensions they seem like a gimmick or just fancy visual feedback. A lot bells and whistles with very little actual functionality.
Adblocker Ultimate accomplishes the two jobs that all adblockers must. First it has to have a pretty good idea of what is undesirable content and what it is that users want to see or interact with. Also there are no false positives; Adblocker Ultimate pretty much never identifies images or other website content as ads when they aren't.
The extension is also easy to turn off. You can disable it entirely or just for a webpage. The function that allows you to add new blocked elements works extremely well.
Authy integrates authentication into the browser. I have not personally used this extension. The use of authenticators is extremely powerful security wise. I prefer to use my phone and download apps that have authenticators because I see having two different pieces of hardware as more secure than an application running beside another on the same device.
HTTPS Everywhere forces connections on websites to be made through HTTPS instead of HTTP. I have seen a number of times where a website's homepage will have HTTPS enabled but some other portion will not be encrypted through HTTPS.
Keeper Password Manager is by far one of my favorite addons. It does a perfect job of saving usernames and passwords. It allows for the easy generation of new passwords that are extremely secure. The features that it offers for free are top notch.
Hey guys, I wanted to write a script that will halve hex colour values and add together all possible combinations from 16 colours, making 256 colours. I suppose I could just halve the values to begin with, so really all I need to do is add hex value together to create all possible combinations. I have some python experience but still muddling through. Rare pepe for troubles.
>>11861 That's cool, but it's not really what I'm after. The way I think this should be handled is with 16 lists, each containing the red, green and blue value. eg: rgb0 = [21, 21, 21] rgb1 = [32, 32, 32] rgb2 = [48, 48, 48]
I want to find all possible combinations of adding the values in those lists one to each other at a time. I can do one on one with numpy: import numpy as np np.add(rgb0, rgb0) np.add(rgb0, rgb1) np.add(rgb0, rgb2) np.add(rgb1, rgb1) np.add(rgb1, rgb2) np.add(rgb2, rgb2)
What I think I need now is some logic to do it in sequence. I know there will be duplicates but thankfully the total combination will be 256 which is the exact number of colours in a palette. Then just to output to file.
So there's a NNTP chan.
How do you connect to read & post with a standard NNTP client, like Tin, Pine, slrn, etc.?
I checked the docs on github page, but it just says:
> Here's how to configure Pan or Thunderbird > (blank)
>>2393 >The only ban like it in the board-specific mod.php ban list, has "Shitposting" as a reason, and is for a thread saying "Is my Dig Bick /tech/ worthy?", from four days ago. lmao, corrupt /tech/ owner allows any kind of shitpost done by shills and pedos but bans any criticism or satire.
do people still use that failure of a board? i don't want to go back there even for a second.
I could not register. Anyway, ssh being able to disclose stuff like client ciphers and version, terminal options including size, "anonymous" user's PUBLIC KEY or connect username are bad things for anonymous messaging.
>>11850 >>11852 >>11853 Any alternative? We did some research here in the past (see >>10507 ), but we could only find Ricochet (weak cyphers), Briar (still in beta and don't seem have desktop support yet, just mobile) and Jitsi (weak for instant messaging, but uses ZRTP for video). Other clients have good security but bad sides, such as Signal (require phone number) and others.
The more "advanced" solutions (irssi + OMEMO or OTR) is too complicated for normies to set up, so it's not actually usable outside of our imageboard leet culture.
I still think that Briar is good, but laks some vulnerability mitigation that Signal Protocol employ today. A version of Signal that reduces to the maximum the metadata and has a command optional command line interface would be the ideal, but this solution doesn't seem to be done as of today.
>>11854 those same normies can't use ssh
OP thought this was "cool" not "anonymous" or really even "secure"
>>>/os/ needs a thread for the "masses" to do "anonymous" and "secure" IM encrypted telegram mix net
>>11855 I was not defending the solution presented on OP. I just want to know if any of you know a IM with the characteristics cited above.
Also, no need to split the community. Keep everything on /tech/.
>>11840 >How to? I know only TRESOR and it stores keys in CPU cache. OpenBSD does it by default.
>(shady italian scamming people, would be fun if he delivers) No open firmware.
>-> https://github.com/alfikpl/ao486 We'll have a development tools section soon..
I'll update when I have time. Thanks for your contribution :^)
>slow because old drivers bsd >outdated a month after release (this does not imply unsecure as I'm familiar with OpenBSD specific measures), using current defeats it's purpose (debatable) >claims security but does not tent towards minimalism in packaging therefore provinding a larger array for an attack by default on a system with identical required applications
Ok the last one might be a bit of a strech. I have respect for OpenBSD and I'm trying to poke at you from a lower level of knowledge regarding this BSD variant expecting answers which might change my mind. I'm also trying to find out is why the fuck is only OpenBSD and Alpine on that list and not things like Parabola/Hyperbola which by my arguments you probably have already guessed I'm a user of.
>>11814 OpenBSD releases every 6 months, so it's not like you're going to lag by much. I don't personally like to upgrade my software constantly. Security patches for the OS are given for 2 old releases. For ports tree, you're on your own, but in practice it's not so hard to build a newer package if you really have to (edit the distinfo and Makefile, then build it). The people who want always the latest are just running current.
Anyway it's a comprehensive Unix system, so the baseXX.tgz comes with everything needed to run a firewall, router, or basic server of some kind. With Linux you have all kinds of third-party packages (and their dependencies) to track and upgrade separately. That's more of a pain for me.
One of the biggest issues I have with this OS right now is all the listed programs that are supposed to be pre installed are mostly there from what I can see, but are scattered across all the different DEs. What the shit. Why aren't they all on any single DE?
Has anyone here used a monochrome phosphor CRT with a modern machine? Say, a monitor with a 9-pin serial/re9/rs232 cable with a more modern PC. Also, this will just be a terminal screen. Possibly with w3m images. Here are some options I've thought up. I haven't picked out a monitor yet.
VGA/serial adaptor These adapters are common. Don't know if they would work. CGA video card output or other period correct, oem matched card Don't know how the fuck I would use this on a modern board. Some other 9 pin display video output ''Maybe there is an old PC with Core Duo or Pentium with serial display? I was born in '96, so I'm not too savvy on 20 year old graphics hardware'
I know that the green Macintosh CRT's are pretty cheap and use a 9-pin, but the pin out is proprietary. Chime in if you have experience with these things! Am I over thinking this?
>>11826 They tend to have smoother/cleaner looking images projected onto the screen due to the fact that they use an electron gun to illuminate a phosphorous coating towards the front of the tube instead of electronic pixels which can be clearly distinguished if one places their face closely to the screen. Of course, cathode ray tubes would not be ideal in other applications due to their high rate of energy consumption and radiation output.
I personally like them, you can fix it yourself with some electronic engineering knowledge and the proper tools, and they are interesting to use.
You could always use an old machine as a serial terminal to a Linux box. Serial-to-USB adapters also exist, which would make it a bit more accessible hardware-wise. You would lose the benefits of UTF-8 but probably far easier than nigger rigging a pre-vga monitor to a modern machine. You could even set up your own dial-up interface if you are brave.
Personally I have an old Pentium 1 era machine with an old CRT (has ISA slots so I could feasibly do monochrome/cga if I had the card + monitor) running FreeDOS for something like that. It uses 10base ethernet and Telnet to a 15+ year old headless Linux box though because I am lazy and have the hardware laying around. I mostly use it for writing since I really like the capacitive switch AT keyboard I have for it. A friend of mine does the same with a 486 and a raspi.
>>11829 I'm really liking the DEC terminals. The VT520 is still being made by Boundless. Think I'll just drop a little extra money for the 520. I have an Rpi2b. FreeBSD works with all the hardware before rpi3. I'm running OpenBSD (I know, de raadt is giant dickhead) on a librebooted x60, so this terminal is mainly for kicks. Plus I don't think I've actually seen mono in person. I remember seeing color terminals in the library as a little kid, but never mono.
>>11115 >You and I and everyone else in the world could burn to a crisp in a fucking inferno for all he cares as long as he has access to the code he wants. >There's nothing altruistic about the man. He has the self-centeredness common among the autistic. You're not a real person to him. Deal with it.
Ah fuck this is too close to home. Does this mean I'm an autist?
We're about halfway through October and about two weeks out from our most esteemed /tech/nician's autistic tantrum over on /operate/:
>>>/operate/7122it'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.
>>11596 You'll get about 1000 unique user agents from me. I think one of them is even GNU/Toaster.
>>11650 Chans aren't dying, it's just that Reddit keeps flooding them with their stupid bullshit. This place is mostly reddit-free. 4/g/ is unbearable as it's flooded with shills and unironic W10 or GNU/systemd users. 8/tech/ is ok for the most part.
>>11656 There's nothing wrong with discussing the political side of things as SJWs flooding free software is a major problem. Free software is being subverted as we know it. You can stick your head in the sand all you want, but eventually it will bite you in the ass.
Anyone suggesting upvotes shouldn't be using image boards in the first place.
Any comments are welcome.
Let's wait for "Endwall" to update. If you want to spread it to other communities, please post it here too, so we can keep following the criticism and improving it.
As for the other thread ( >>11660 ), I'll share my 'research' (nothing big, really) on this thread, but there's too many information to put on the list, so I thought it would be better to just discuss it here first.
I did this last night when I saw the post but it looks like I copied the file into the wrong directory, because I checked it in the morning and it was the old page. The new page up now, looks good, for the most part, good work.
1) IP logging 2) Posts are forever 3) Avatar fagging 4) If you change your IP it demands a phone number or you can't use the same username again if you registered. 5) Full of status messages: I'm paying fallout 4 5) It's catching on with faggots and now every chan and forum wants you to join their discord for that board. Irc didn't ever have 1-4 and wasn't as popular as discord is becoming.
Web 3.0 really will be a fucking chat room on every site.
>>11609 There is already a thread about discord. I don't know why it bothers you so much if discord exists, just don't use it. Based on what I've seen so far most people who use it, are your average gamers talking like "omg memes kek dude lmao". On IRC there is at least some sort of discussion going on, but even there I can sense the presence of neo-/pol/-meme crap. Last day I joined #electronics on freenode and what did I get? Some dude talking about socialists. I don't know if I'm going insane, but people are talking about politics a lot more than in the past. Last US election had a really big impact on the internet, it changed people in a bad way.
IM is not great for everything, there are some genuine uses for it, but it's mostly shitposting. You need to take some time to write a meaningful post, think about the content and structure it well.
Why did so many fall for their massive shilling campaign?
It just popped out of nowhere, and suddenly became the most popular VoIP client, while being objectively worse than the competition.
>it's so much easier to setup a server How is this a good thing? This just means that the admins are guaranteed to be tech illiterate normalfags.
>server hosting is free No it's not. You're paying with your personal info to the jews and Chinese.
Hey, thought about film recommendation with /tech/ related content. These are mine favorites. I've organized it by order that I thought was better to watch if you haven't yet. If you want to suggest others, just post on this thread.
01 - Gattaca (1997)
02 - Akira (1988)
03 - The Conversation (1974)
04 - Network (1976)
05 - Blade Runner (1982)
06 - The Lives of Others (2006)
07 - 2001: Space Odyssey (1968)
08 - Interstellar (2014)
09 - Wall-e (2008)
10 - Minority Report (2002)
11 - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
12 - Brazil (1985)
13 - THX 1138 (1971)
14 - Ghost in the Shell (1995)
15 - Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Has anyone discovered or created a search engine that allows the user to set parameters to exclude certain websites? The massive majority of search engines have little features and space for user input (Searx is probably the closest to what is ideal).
Even if they said their software was open source, it would be irrelevant. There would be no way to tell whether or not that's what they were actually running unless its behaviour deviated in a noticeable way from the code they claimed to be running. Then you'd only know that they weren't. You can never be sure they are.