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What happened to IRC? Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:01:57 [Preview] No. 11730 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Why did it go out of style and are there any active communities left?

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:34:32 [Preview] No. 11731 del
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IRC is still alive and well, if you know where to look. Some websites still use it for their chat backend if they aren't using XMPP or some proprietary nonsense.

It went "underground" largely due to instant messengers which have the same functionality (and more) and Facebook (which has its own built in instant messaging). I think some of it also has to do with the fact IRC is insecure by default, and securing it is a pain in the ass to the average user (not to mention relies on everyone else doing the same). There are also botnets like Discord which are simply more convenient to use. IRC is still pretty widely used for piracy as an alternative to usenet (which still has not died out either). A few imageboards (Lainchan and 8chan I know of offhand) still use it as a secondary means of communication. A few obscure gaming communities use it as well.

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 06:52:35 [Preview] No. 11732 del
>Born 12-20-15 IRC: #InfinityNow @ rizon.net (Group) (Trello) 8TailedLynx (Trello) LynxChan 1.7.5 (Group) (Trello)
>[home / boards / overboard / account / help ] [ irc / ]
>Irc: #lynxchan@rizon.net

Anonymous 11/09/2017 (Thu) 09:54:28 [Preview] No. 11733 del
>most servers exclude tor exit nodes
>no e2e encryption
>using irc

Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 00:05:08 [Preview] No. 11735 del
IRC is simply inconvenient by any communication standards.
It is volatile, and doesn't keep message history on the server.
Multi-user chat concept is retarded for anything beyond game sessions, bots and casual shitposting. Group voice calling software and XMPP/Discord conferences with history supersede it for gamers.
Threaded forum boards and Slack supersede it for serious discussions where you can always connect to server and review old messages.
Finally, today IRC means connect to "our" IRC server hosted by third-party like Freenode, basically reddit in denial.

Anonymous 11/10/2017 (Fri) 03:11:42 [Preview] No. 11736 del
As an Anon I like IRC. Tell me which other centralized protocol doesn't require you to make an account?

>doesn't keep message history on the server.
Real-time chat should be real time. If you want to keep your history, use forums.

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Anonymous 10/29/2017 (Sun) 13:56:14 [Preview] No. 11610 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I have a massive assortment of software ideas that I desire to articulate into reality, but I have very little knowledge regarding computer programming. I desire to learn C/C++ as they appear to be most suitable to my needs, and I would like some advice as to where I can begin and what existing software programs/Operating systems will be most useful to me.

Are the books written by Dennis Richie/Bjarne Stoustrup my best bet?
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Anonymous 10/30/2017 (Mon) 08:06:48 [Preview] No. 11624 del
Not sure what your ideas are but these books should cover the bases. You have: "Beginning Programming with Python For Dummies" to start, followed by "Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming, 2nd Edition." Those are must read beginner material, fly through those. Then you have "Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame" and "MakingGames" the second one being just fun to play around with. Then you have "Violent_Python_A_Cookbook_for_Hackers" if that is more your interest. You might want the Kivy documentation in case you want to make phone applications. Python being the easiest language with the most user friendly tools, documentation and community means this should be a cake walk for most people with an interest. Lastly you need to get IDLE with Python 3, because that's what these tutorials will teach.

Anonymous 10/30/2017 (Mon) 22:32:29 [Preview] No. 11630 del
C is a fine start for beginning programming. Consider that 90% of everything you use on a daily basis is written in C, and in most cases, the working core was written by one person. Linux, Windows, Bind, Apache, Sendmail, and Postgres, for example, are all written in C.

Use whatever operating system you want, and install a command-line based C compiler like gcc. Use whatever tutorial you want and write a program that prints your name ten times and then exits. If, upon seeing that work for the first time, you experience an endorphin rush unlike anything else you've felt before, congratulations. You probably won't be able to stop, and it'll just keep getting better and better the more you keep digging into it. If on the other hand you feel mostly irritation about all the fiddly crap you had to do to get that far, you are not a programmer. While continued use of all the fancy tools and languages that have been created over the past 20 years to "improve" programming or make it "easier" might allow you to create some things, it's going to be neither easy nor satisfying and the results will, frankly, not be that great.

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:04:18 [Preview] No. 11717 del
print "reasonably satisfied." 

print "thanks bro"
print "took me literally only a minute to learn how to do this"
print "exhiliration if nothing else"

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:16:48 [Preview] No. 11718 del
i used python nvm will try c later am confused with the studio.h printf way its formatted.

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 21:25:49 [Preview] No. 11720 del

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
puts("lol! whatever language gets dat rush!");

yeah, C's printf formatting is daunting at first. All you really need to get going though is %s for text, %d for ints, %f for floats, and a newline \n at the end.

printf("%s %d\n", "the universal number is", 42);

Wishlist for hardware that probably doesn't exist Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:47:25 [Preview] No. 11719 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
all I want for christmas is a keyboard like Psion 5 that writes plain ASCII into memory and is easy to import onto other devices.

Tip Anonymous 11/03/2017 (Fri) 23:08:16 [Preview] No. 11660 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I did a correlation between the major Ad networks and have found that they converge to unique autonomous networks used for this purpose. Can you guess who controls it?

In order:
1. AS16509
2. AS15169
3. AS14618
4. AS54113
5. AS13335
6. AS14061

You can look for yourself on radb.net or using whois(1).
If you want to block those, use this command and put on your router firewall:

$ whois -h whois.radb.net -- '-i origin ASxxxxx' | grep ^route
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Anonymous 11/06/2017 (Mon) 03:57:10 [Preview] No. 11680 del
Make a blog post somewhere, like neocities, then self link on hackernews and plebbit, watch it becomes news

Anonymous 11/06/2017 (Mon) 04:11:28 [Preview] No. 11681 del
Oh, and archive everything, make multiple redundant backups. Use P2P like IPFS and bittorrent to keep-alive.
Know thy enemy

Anonymous 11/06/2017 (Mon) 08:36:23 [Preview] No. 11684 del
From this website here's what I got:

AS16509 AMAZON-02 - Amazon.com, Inc.
AS15169 GOOGLE - Google Inc.
AS14618 AMAZON-AES - Amazon.com, Inc.
AS54113 FASTLY - Fastly
AS13335 CLOUDFLARENET - CloudFlare, Inc.
AS14061 DIGITALOCEAN-ASN - Digital Ocean, Inc.

Also saw this:
AS54115 FACEBOOK-CORP - Facebook Inc
AS32934 FACEBOOK - Facebook, Inc.

AS54128 POKEMON-BELLEVUE - The Pokemon Company International, Inc.


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Anonymous 11/06/2017 (Mon) 09:48:43 [Preview] No. 11685 del
>From this website here's what I got: [...]
They don't have only those. There's dozens of others AS. I will report my "research" this week, with all the things I've found...
The asiainfra is not important, btw, I found things more important than that, such as a huge overlap between microsoft networks (holded by as-microsoft, as-microsofteu and AS-HOTMAIL on radb.net) and the China Telecom, the biggest internet provider of China. Also, facebook owns very few servers. All the traffic is on Akamai, not on facebook (look at the revenue from Amazon and compare with Facebook).

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 19:32:42 [Preview] No. 11716 del
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Discord sucks Anonymous 10/29/2017 (Sun) 03:38:40 [Preview] No. 11609 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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.
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Anonymous 11/02/2017 (Thu) 00:50:25 [Preview] No. 11643 del
anon, its proprietary, of course it sucks

Anonymous 11/02/2017 (Thu) 00:58:23 [Preview] No. 11644 del
you were the retarded when you believed the polcucks that muh discord is muh based

huwhites always fall for the next and the next jewish safe space for them

Anonymous 11/04/2017 (Sat) 20:18:17 [Preview] No. 11665 del
is 11644 a social network disrupt/divide bot?

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 17:11:49 [Preview] No. 11711 del
>demand mobile verification

OK, I'll never use this service then.

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.

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 17:14:53 [Preview] No. 11713 del
>phone verification service on the net

Anon, I would love to know more about this. Is there a way to spoof mobile verifications to create emails? If so I'm excited and want to know more!

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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

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Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 04:50:35 [Preview] No. 11513 del
Apparently GRUB is now the default bootloader?

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 15:08:57 [Preview] No. 11518 del
is source mage a RYF distro?

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Post of the year

Must-watch /tech/ movies? Anonymous 09/15/2017 (Fri) 14:58:46 [Preview] No. 11118 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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)

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Anonymous 09/17/2017 (Sun) 22:21:45 [Preview] No. 11162 del
>the leaders should also have no right to privacy.
>Bullshit. The point is not if the leaders of these corporations have privacy or not, the point is that everyone lost the privacy.
>For me, this movie is a clear communist message.

The book ended with the main character too far gone in drinking the company kool-aid and she turned on the black guy, betrayed him, and supported censorship and ushering in a dystopia without resisting her leaders at the company. I see the film as a more morally grey ending. Her actions resulted in a kind of communist mob rule rather than a dictatorship, and after the film ends there's still a possibility people like her parents will rebel once they see the bullshit in the e-mails of her superiors. No such possibility exists in the book, because the monsters have already won.

Anonymous 09/24/2017 (Sun) 03:00:51 [Preview] No. 11281 del
Tell Adrian Crenshaw to go to hell. And if Johnny Long approved it, him too.
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-- https://hooktube.com/watch?v=xz9Uj2Tzmdg --

Anonymous 09/24/2017 (Sun) 03:38:07 [Preview] No. 11282 del
Like for real, go to hell Adrian.
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Anonymous 09/24/2017 (Sun) 04:41:33 [Preview] No. 11283 del
>Not totally based on Nirvana (1997)

The best introduction to cyberpunk, the real must-watch ones, are these:
- Blade Runner
- Brazil
- Akira
- Ghost in the Shell
- Nirvana
- Serial Experiments Lain

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Electronics Anonymous 11/03/2017 (Fri) 16:48:52 [Preview] No. 11652 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
This thread is for discussion about electronics and other related topics.

Literature to get you started in the hobby of electronics:
Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III
The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill

Is reading literature not something you enjoy doing? You can learn about electronics by watching many of electronics YouTube channels instead:
Mr Calrson's Lab
Kerry Wong
Marco Reps

Interested in creating a PCB?
Visit http://kicad-pcb.org/ install KiCad EDA software (GPL) and read "Getting Started" guide.

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Anonymous 11/03/2017 (Fri) 17:59:52 [Preview] No. 11655 del
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Pic related is my AVR dev board I've made last weekend, as I got tired breadboarding microcontroller every time I wanted to experiment with it. How's my layout and soldering? On the bottom of the board I've added +5v and GND header rails for easy access.

Anonymous 11/03/2017 (Fri) 20:38:13 [Preview] No. 11657 del
I was actually working on a simple irrigation system which is quite literally a relay hooked up to a 9 volt battery that will open or close a valve using GPIO pins but it turns out the water pressure was too much for the valve... I'll post pictures once I get a new one in the mail.

Anonymous 11/04/2017 (Sat) 14:56:40 [Preview] No. 11664 del
hell yeah! noice!

If you end up building a lot of this stuff, check out Kynar, also known as wire-wrapping wire, as an alternative to solid-core copper for the longer point-to-point connections on boards like that. It's a solid core 30AWG, so a smaller gauge, but very strong. I find it easier to work with, though it does need a little stripping tool (cheap) and a pair of needle-nosed pliers to take a little bit of insulation off the ends without mangling it.

Anonymous 11/02/2017 (Thu) 02:14:15 [Preview] No. 11645 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Why do you have colored blobs in your captcha when you could remove them with CSS?

#captchaImage {
filter: url("data:image/svg+xml,<svg xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22 height=%220%22><filter id=%22rmblobs%22><feColorMatrix type=%22matrix%22 values=%221 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%22/></filter></svg>#rmblobs");

Anonymous 11/02/2017 (Thu) 18:07:49 [Preview] No. 11646 del
that looks like hacking

hacking is illegal here


Anonymous 11/03/2017 (Fri) 12:46:14 [Preview] No. 11649 del
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Honestly pretty neat. Had no idea CSS could do that.