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Acrobat Reader Alternative Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 08:35:05 [Preview] No. 8388 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Are there any alternatives for browsing pdfs in browser that don't require Adobe Acrobat? The main problem is having to allow it each time in Firefox because it's apparently not secure.
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Anonymous 05/02/2017 (Tue) 03:59:30 [Preview] No. 8428 del
You could technically open it in photoshop. Pdfs take forever to open no matter what you use.


Anonymous 05/02/2017 (Tue) 22:43:40 [Preview] No. 8434 del
>>8428
>Pdfs take forever to open no matter what you use.
mupdf takes about 0.25s to open a ~4000 page pdf.


Anonymous 05/05/2017 (Fri) 10:14:55 [Preview] No. 8440 del
>>8427
It's for work and they come in from corporate, so for better or worse I'm not too concerned about potential security issues with them. I couldn't tell you the last time I used a pdf for anything on my personal BEAST!


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Anonymous 10/31/2017 (Tue) 08:32:51 [Preview] No. 11633 del
Bumping good threda



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cracking Anonymous 07/05/2017 (Wed) 15:25:48 [Preview] No. 8853 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

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Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 04:04:42 [Preview] No. 8884 del
Can you post anything specially focused on smartphones?


Anonymous 10/31/2017 (Tue) 00:32:06 [Preview] No. 11631 del
Bumping good threda


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Requirements for Secure Clock Synchronization Anonymous 10/20/2017 (Fri) 04:12:22 [Preview] No. 11578 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.05798

This paper establishes a fundamental theory of secure clock synchronization. Accurate clock synchronization is the backbone of systems managing power distribution, financial transactions, telecommunication operations, database services, etc. Some clock synchronization (time transfer) systems, such as the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), are based on one-way communication from a master to a slave clock. Others, such as the Network Transport Protocol (NTP), and the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), involve two-way communication between the master and slave. This paper shows that all one-way time transfer protocols are vulnerable to replay attacks that can potentially compromise timing information. A set of conditions for secure two-way clock synchronization is proposed and proved to be necessary and sufficient. It is shown that IEEE 1588 PTP, although a two-way synchronization protocol, is not compliant with these conditions, and is therefore insecure. Requirements for secure IEEE 1588 PTP are proposed, and a second example protocol is offered to illustrate the range of compliant systems.
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Anonymous 10/21/2017 (Sat) 09:33:26 [Preview] No. 11586 del
>>11584
How would using a known buggy insecure clusterfuck like OpenSSL be any better?


Anonymous 10/21/2017 (Sat) 09:35:43 [Preview] No. 11587 del
>>11586
m8, I think that was the bait, and you figuratively took it


Anonymous 10/21/2017 (Sat) 16:29:52 [Preview] No. 11588 del
>>11585
>the proposal doesn't provide one speck of code or mitigations for other forms of attack across the net.
Apparently I gave you too much credit when I assumed you had at least read the abstract. I guess you didn't even do that. Or couldn't, because of your poor English.

Once again, you're crying about something you're apparently incapable of understanding. You're fucking worthless.


Anonymous 10/30/2017 (Mon) 14:02:06 [Preview] No. 11626 del
>>11581
Like reading an inane "paper" some pajeet scientist et al wrote up in latex is any better.


Anonymous 10/30/2017 (Mon) 14:54:02 [Preview] No. 11627 del
All I know is I haven't touched my personal clocks in fifteen years to adjust for daylight saving time, or any other reason.

And I haven't worn a watch for even longer.

To this day I still run across systems and organizations that are helpless without a highly payed technician onsite to adjust for DST, actively babysit routine time-clock synchronizations, etc.

The underlying (in)security aspects are important too but—man oh man—people still can't embrace the basics.



Headphones Anonymous 09/30/2017 (Sat) 18:56:57 [Preview] No. 11425 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Yes, they are consumerist bullshit and there are dozens of corporations attempting to market them to potential buyers, but one cannot truly appreciate classical music until they have listened to it in real life or with high quality headphones with sound of that seen in real life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones (Wikipedia article for quick brief and general information, look to the references for further information...)
http://graphs.headphone.com/ (Compare different headphones and look at variables such as Frequency Response, Isolation, Etc.)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones (Highly detailed article on headphones and Amplifiers/DACs)

Do NOT buy Beats By Dre, Skull Candy, Bose, or headphones within large stores with no information on them available.
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Anonymous 10/15/2017 (Sun) 14:12:05 [Preview] No. 11559 del
>>11425
I own a pair of ATH M40 but I can hear a slight imperfection in certain tracks, it's like a slight crackling. I hear it for instance:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=yB8Ci7X5HUU [Embed]
GESAFFELSTEIN - PURSUIT
From 1:40-2:10 there is a crackling sound. What on earth is that? Is that track meant for more bass heavy headphones or are my headphones just crappy? Most music sounds great, it's just certain tracks.


Anonymous 10/22/2017 (Sun) 20:19:27 [Preview] No. 11595 del
>>11559
Dude you're listening to compressed music on youtube.


Anonymous 10/23/2017 (Mon) 05:04:50 [Preview] No. 11598 del
how does one set up a connection with bluetooth headphones on linux? Its not recognizing firmware or what?


Anonymous 10/23/2017 (Mon) 13:51:38 [Preview] No. 11599 del
>>11598
What headphones and what "linux"?
1000% sure you have freetard kernel in Debian that lacks proprietary firmware by default.


Anonymous 10/25/2017 (Wed) 14:59:33 [Preview] No. 11603 del
>>11426
>Do NOT buy Beats By Dre.
Yeah, don't, but don't read this graph either, its author is retarded. All those flat rates are intented to be flat because they should be ran into the acoustics, which fucking don't exist in headphones. It's the whole point, how to produce non-shit sound right next to your earbones, jesus h. christ.



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lowRISC: another year bites the dust? Anonymous 10/18/2017 (Wed) 05:41:40 [Preview] No. 11571 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
http://www.lowrisc.org/faq/

>When can I buy a lowRISC SoC?
>As with most tech projects, the most accurate answer is “When it’s ready”.
>We are expecting to crowdfund an initial instantiation of the lowRISC platform during the course of 2017.

I'm pretty sure the lowRISC FAQ said 2016 last year. It didn't happen, obviously, and it was changed to 2017, but we're running out of that, too. Ten weeks left, boys. Is a lowRISC SoC vaporware for another year?

At what point do we start looking to the J-x processors based on Hitachi's SuperH architecture? The last SH-4 patents are expiring this year.

http://j-core.org/roadmap.html
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Anonymous 10/18/2017 (Wed) 20:57:12 [Preview] No. 11573 del
Has anyone suggested that the board software be modified to allow noJS users to post more than one file at once? If not, I'll make that suggestion over on /operate/.


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Anonymous 10/18/2017 (Wed) 21:57:04 [Preview] No. 11577 del
Last one. Not being able to post 5 at once make a nigga wanna REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



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How far can you get in solving their puzzles? Anonymous 10/17/2017 (Tue) 09:08:03 [Preview] No. 11569 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]



Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 19:15:25 [Preview] No. 11501 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Vote against tranny LibreOffice mascot.

https://survey.documentfoundation.org/665628
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Anonymous 10/06/2017 (Fri) 15:43:33 [Preview] No. 11526 del
>>11525
>I would actually love to see a dystopian cyberpunk ... future of trannies


Anonymous 10/06/2017 (Fri) 16:26:28 [Preview] No. 11527 del
>>11526
Absolutely, imagine this progressive movement took complete control, a dystopian totalitarian maxist tranny future. A cyberpunk future where incorrect use of pronouns is prisonable and people break the law to share illegal opinions. It could be the 1984 of our time.


Anonymous 10/09/2017 (Mon) 22:42:10 [Preview] No. 11536 del
Sounds like the plot to Aerannis. It's some inventive stealth game, although 2D stealth games are getting so good lately I doubt it holds a candle.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Mx29QaBDPzM [Embed]


Anonymous 10/11/2017 (Wed) 19:53:50 [Preview] No. 11541 del
>>11536
This is really cool, thanks.


Anonymous 10/16/2017 (Mon) 17:52:39 [Preview] No. 11566 del
Rename it 2084, it would be an exciting hit movie.



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Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 10:32:33 [Preview] No. 11546 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
How long before we exclude white people from software development ? People like Linux Torvalds should not be left unchecked for much longer.

The kernel needs more diversity in order to mirror the multicultural distribution chain.


Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 17:30:47 [Preview] No. 11548 del
free software can be forked as one seesfit. if there are those who think they can do a better job than "linux" torvalds they should shut up and do it already


Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 17:42:52 [Preview] No. 11549 del
>>11546
Who says I can't just develop software all on my own?

Also, this entire thread is fucking /pol/ tier bullshit, fuck off already.


Anonymous 10/14/2017 (Sat) 19:25:10 [Preview] No. 11554 del
yeah sure thing, you just fork it XD, looks how great forks always end up



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Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 15:38:23 [Preview] No. 11433 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Following a suggestion from a painfully autistic (although well intentioned) user posting on /tech and /operate, this board now has a desktop thread.

Show off your desktops, phones, ricing, rigs and stations here.

Anyone posting must also offer advice to others and help the beginners.

To honour the tradition the desktops in this post are all over ten years old.
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Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 20:02:38 [Preview] No. 11487 del
>>11477
No, that's someone else. I never had a working framebuffer.
Oh and the tetris is from bsdgames. Forgot to mention that before.


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What do I win?


Anonymous 10/08/2017 (Sun) 15:03:21 [Preview] No. 11533 del
>>11532
a ban


Anonymous 10/09/2017 (Mon) 23:44:20 [Preview] No. 11538 del
have a smiley :^)


Anonymous 10/13/2017 (Fri) 14:46:21 [Preview] No. 11547 del
>11532
>xfire
That shot doesn't count because its ancient.(And full proprietary.) Ups for SC.



Instagram is listening to you Anonymous 08/26/2017 (Sat) 21:44:37 [Preview] No. 10897 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
https://lobste.rs/s/smmjku/instagram_is_l
istening_you_scary

Interesting. I've noticed this too when I see a friend connect to his facebook while we are working. Sometimes I talk about a random subject and minutes later facebook shows an ad about this uncorrelated data.
I don't think they are actually using microphone, but I think it's almost certain that they correlate the data/metadata about the users with such precision, at the point to build a oracle sybil ad system.
Can anyone here understand how this is very dangerous? They can control everything using this.
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Anonymous 09/08/2017 (Fri) 14:34:00 [Preview] No. 11053 del
>>11042
i don't mean to defend goybook, but you are hugely speculating. it would be pretty stupid for a company to secretly record your microphone in code that is easy to reverse engineer
>>We only access your microphone if you have given our app permission and if you are actively using a specific feature that requires audio. This might include recording a video or using an optional feature we introduced two years ago to include music or other audio in your status updates.
this vaguness here is normal and always has been in software. companies don't understand security and privacy and don't consider them important. as such they will not carefully explain what their programs do and do not do


Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 18:48:06 [Preview] No. 11484 del
>>11053
How is it speculating, when a company's whole revenue is based on data collection? Anon you are really naive.


Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 18:49:36 [Preview] No. 11485 del
>>11053
dont assume the code would be *easy* to reverse engineer!


Anonymous 10/02/2017 (Mon) 22:29:14 [Preview] No. 11490 del
>>11484
is that anon naive, or is he a shill?


Anonymous 10/03/2017 (Tue) 21:54:05 [Preview] No. 11509 del
This seems more likely: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/hundreds-apps-can-listen-beacons-cant-hear/
Just like how it's easier to put a web beacon on a page instead of parsing it's content.