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Bernd 02/24/2020 (Mon) 06:00:06 [Preview] No. 34605
I wanted to make a more serious thread about a very concerning topic regarding kohl and hope that someone can assist me or I can assist them.

I browse kohl's /int/ board sporadically and lurk threads for regular assberger things - plants, bugs, Ukrainian vs Russian threads, etc

I've noticed that every time I go, my browser cache(I use Firefox) gets bigger but I can't get rid of it. It only happens when I visit that site. So I went there a few years ago to see a very innocuous thread about blimps. Nothing really too interesting. After I closed it, my cache increased by 1mb in my computer.

There is no way I can get rid of it. Wanted to ask if bernds also had this issue

Bernd 02/24/2020 (Mon) 06:36:48 [Preview] No.34607 del
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Make an experiment. Document it and post results.
1. open up your FF, close every tabs, leave only one empty tab
2. goto Preferences
3. goto "Cookies and Site Data" in "Privacy & Security"
4. Make screenshot like picrel #1, give it a name "cache-base.png"
5. Click "Clear Data...", check every option and "Clear"
6. Make another screenshot of the part I picreled, name it "cache-base-empty.png"
7. open new tab, leave the preferences/privacy tab open
8. in the new tab goto Kohl/int
9. go back to the preferences/privacy tab and refresh it
10. make new screenshot of the cache, name it "cache01.png"
11. clear cache as previously
12. make new screenshot of the cache, name it "cache01-cleared.png"
13. you can stop, or repeat steps 8-12, with modifying step 8: refresh Kohl/int instead of opening it, in another tab, and incrementing the number in the screenshots' filenames by one with every iteration, of this loop

Compare results.

I haven't followed exactly the procedure described above, but my three screenshots:
#1 this would be my "cache-base", after regular use I dunno when cleared cache, I rarely use FF
#2 cleared cache, 0 bytes
#3 after the browser loaded Kohl/int front page, I haven't opened up a thread, note this number will and should differ every time you repeat steps 8-12 according what and how many images are on the front page at individual loads
I haven't made a screenshot of that, but I successfully cleared the cache to 0 byte after visiting Kohl/int.

Bernd 02/24/2020 (Mon) 08:22:05 [Preview] No.34610 del
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You may go to "about:cache" and look onto contents, there you can see URLs that are cached. And you can delete cache in "about:preferences" tab.

You may also inspect cookies and local/session storage data in inspector, open it (Ctrl+Shift+i) and look at "storage" tab. You can also delete there, but it isn't for browser cache, but for site-specific data.

I've tested kohl in empty FF profile - nothing suspicious. Few cookies that consume no space, few mb cache from start. Most of cache contents are images, although some scripts exist too.

>There is no way I can get rid of it.

Clearing cache button must work. Automatic cache expiration works when expiry time is reached, it is mostly +1 month on kohl (images are managed through cloudflare anyway). You may go into your cache directory and delete them by hand, although file names are hashed keys. Cache located in ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/PROFILE/... on linuxes and somewhere in AppData on windows.

Bernd 02/24/2020 (Mon) 20:49:39 [Preview] No.34631 del
Thanks for the help. I will do all of this later and post results

Bernd 02/25/2020 (Tue) 06:15:50 [Preview] No.34638 del
I don't think Kohl would wanna cause harm making their cached content undeletable so they could pwn your HDD slowly, one megabyte a time. Also you probably have to be 1337 h4xx0r to do that.

Bernd 02/25/2020 (Tue) 07:33:54 [Preview] No.34640 del
It could just be tracking data, to identify users with changing IP addresses. Permanent tracking data used to be more common than it is now but it's still a thing.

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 04:52:50 [Preview] No.34661 del
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I'm back.
Picrel #1 is my current cache.

Picrel #2 I browsed kohl for around 10-15 minutes and had a 3mb increase in my cache. Tried deleting it but still had the same size as before

Picrel #3 is current size. I know if I browse kohl more(30 minutes), it'll get bigger and keep and extra few mb. Seen it happen before. I'll do some more tests, but I'm a little bit iffy on the site as a whole at this point

I looked into the data inspector but only saw recent cookies from my last session. Nothing that would be from a more earlier date.

Will try what Hungary bernd said and will post results

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 06:36:47 [Preview] No.34662 del
>I browsed kohl for around 10-15 minutes and had a 3mb increase in my cache

If you look into about:cache you'll see that there are cached images with expiration date in one month. So cache will be only increasing in time while you are browsing. It would start to decrease only in long time. Opening a thread with multiple images is a big hit for cache.

>Tried deleting it but still had the same size as before

Hmm, cache size didn't decrease after clearing? It must do.


These tracking technologies don't require megabytes of cache. It it cookies + local/session storages (an may be indexeddb that is prettified local storage anyway). Only few kbs needed to add some tracking thing.

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 07:01:08 [Preview] No.34664 del
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What would it take to create a chatbot which purpose was to pick an article on a news site, then post it on a specific board; in other words to keep updating a board with news, like in 6-12 hours interval?

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 07:10:57 [Preview] No.34665 del

There are two parts of this task:

1) Getting news. You may parse html from site but it is tedious and sometimes hard. Best way is to find RSS feed, they are very easily parsed and created for this specific case.
2) Posting news. If your imageboard has api, it is easy, just few requests. If not, it depends on engine. For example, heavy js sites require complex request automation (sometimes even with headless browser). Simpler engines may have endpoint for http request, it is easy. But I guess with popular imageboards it is not so hard. There is also captcha, but it is another question.

Technically it is relatively simple task, depending on what is written above.

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 07:12:17 [Preview] No.34666 del
As far as the posting on endchan, or any lynx iteration, pretty easy because of the API. The difficulty you are going to have is pulling articles from a news site without scraping any junk. I'll assume you'll also want to scrape an image which will be even tougher. You can assume the body text will always be in the same position, so downloading the page and using regex to cut the text should be easy but images are sometimes stuck in different positions with different names.

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 07:17:42 [Preview] No.34667 del
rss feed is good, as long as it gives whole articles, some only give half articles to get you to go to the site and see ads.

In addition, you could give your bot a list of keywords to know which articles to pull.

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 18:21:11 [Preview] No.34671 del
So here's the thing:
On the home page there's a "newsfeed" area where the latest headlines of any board can appear. It is changeable which board, but by default it shows /news/, and /news/ is the news outlet of endchan/pol. I don't mind being theirs it's not a problem, however being /news/ the default means that on End's home page the newsfeeds shows headlines about Hitler, The Jews, Pedophile Jews, Conspiring Jews, and a little more Jews, and it gives an impression that Endchan and the staff pledges to a certain political stance. It's not our or Endchan's job to do such thing, but to provide a place where users can express their opinion, no matter what their political views.
So I figured the default board should be changed, but no good candidate for that, a news board is perfect. There's /n/ but turns out /n/ stands for "never gets updated", simply End has too few users for it. And browsing news, collecting, and posting them is a job in itself.
So I thought why not a bot, it shouldn't chat, just copy stuff from one place to another. One problem is that what and where. The best would be tech/IT news of some kind, probably from the free software world, while has a little socialist undertone, it isn't really politics. I guess from that world it is possible to find bloatless sites, so no ads or other funkyness to deal with. One more pro to it: even the more uninteresting article has something to offer so they don't need to be vetted as with the average news.
I put forward the idea, but Odili hasn't reacted yet. And to be honest I'd rather have him doing liek I can have him doing anything... that Lynx update or fixing the stuff piling up around. And he's probably has some other stuff to do with his life as well.
I can't ask anyone to do it and I have close to none knowledge of this, but I thought we might can explore the idea a little.

Bernd 02/26/2020 (Wed) 21:27:59 [Preview] No.34674 del
Why have news at the site's front page at all? I'd just have general site information (such as access options) and updates plus the board list. And maybe the recent images just for variety.

Bernd 02/27/2020 (Thu) 06:16:42 [Preview] No.34678 del
It's not exactly for news, it's just gives an option for the users to see the latest threads of their chosen board, just by visiting the home page.

Bernd 02/27/2020 (Thu) 21:12:57 [Preview] No.34688 del

News sites updated pretty fast, so your bot will be flooding that board or you need some algorithm to select "best" news to post. Second one is pretty hard thing I guess, especially if you want it to work on some generic site.

Bernd 02/27/2020 (Thu) 21:35:31 [Preview] No.34689 del
It shouldn't copy all the news. Just pick one at every 6-12 hours. Maybe 24.
Implementing keywords, he >>34667 mentioned would also be a good idea.

Bernd 02/28/2020 (Fri) 21:00:53 [Preview] No.34709 del
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So I became a proud owner of a brand new wiretap. Well not really new hardware and it's branded with the name of the telephone company which runs the service, so it's no Samsung Galaxy or whatever, Hüwei, which means 20th rate Chinese turdware instead of the usual 3rd rate ones.
Anyway I have not much use for a smartphone, I'm very well without it, but now that I have it (it came for Libre, and I mean libre as free beer) I thought I should utilize it. Ofc I want to get rid of the Google botnet as much as possible, I'm not married to that company or it's not my Siamese twin to bring them with me everywhere I go.
I read a little and it turned out that an Android consists of two parts, the Android Open Source Project, and the Android bloatware with Chrome and Google Play and all the other proprietary shit. So with my little knowledge I would assume it should be possible to delet the shit layered over the AOSP and install other stuff to replace them. However during my investigation I haven't found anyone who would do just that. I seems it is more complicated, everyone try to build something entirely new, it isn't just liek uninstall KDE and install GNOME or something else instead of it.
Quite a few mobile OS's are getting developed but I highly doubt any of them would work with the hardware I have. The best chance the LineageOS promises, but after looking over the list of supported devices I see little hope. I don't get it, if one mobile OS works and it based on AOSP and the other is also based on that, why the next OS have problems working on the same device?
I also don't get it how these stuff work.
In normal circumstances here's the hardware - on the hardware there are the firmwares - above it the kernel with the drivers - and above that the OS - then come the user level programs.
Here there's the hardware and comes the Linux kernel (in itself this should already work) - then comes the AOSP, then the Google bloatware and it seems this latter one contains the firmware because without it the fucking hardware seems to refuse working - judging by what I read (noone says this explicitly btw, but I have to assume this, since this is why Lineage and other replacement OS's doesn't work on certain hardware, they can build it on AOSP as much as they want, it seems that won't ensure compatibility with all the devices Android runs on). So what the fuck is up with that?

Bernd 02/28/2020 (Fri) 21:26:57 [Preview] No.34710 del
>Recently, Huawei has stopped providing bootloader unlock code to any Huawei device. In this scenario, third-party services came to rescue us. Earlier, there was no need to spend anything to get bootloader unlock code from Huawei, but now users need to spend up to $60 to get unlock code. Here we have few third-party sites offering Huawei bootloader unlock code at a few. All you want to do is provide your device IMEI number and they will send unlock code within 15 days.
good luck with that without having to pay. You need to unlock the bootloader first and replace it with twrp, which is much easier for phones of other manufacturers (simply a click in the developer options in the settings after you enabled the developer options by tapping 10 times on the build number in the settings [usually about phone > software information])

>So what the fuck is up with that?
Android developers (they started independent, before Google bought them), added a java layer, so programmers could easily create apps for Android, java used to be the number one programming language at that time. To run java code you need a java environment, so they integrated this in Android. Secondly comes the nature of the processor, which are in 99% of the cases based on the ARM architecture, after Intel and their x86_64 architecture left the mobile CPU market. The problem with ARM is that there is no standardized booting protocol or whatever it is called unlike with x86 BIOS/UEFI, where you can install and boot another operating system if you want. Thirdly there are some security measures built in your Android phone, locked bootloader, read only root folders. The latter is shit, because you can't write your own system wide host file, that you can use as system wide adblock, as a lot of apps are spying on you.

>how can I run what I want
if your phone company allows it, you can unlock the bootloader of your phone and replace it with twrp. twrp allows you to flash another Android Rom, favorably LineageOS and if you want you can flash root option too, so you can use apps that need root access and use adaway to write adblocking to the host file of your phone. You'll lose your warranty though.

Bernd 02/28/2020 (Fri) 21:28:26 [Preview] No.34711 del
to quote Richard M. Stallman:
Linux is just the kernel

Bernd 02/28/2020 (Fri) 21:30:33 [Preview] No.34712 del
It's not Hüwei.

Bernd 02/28/2020 (Fri) 21:49:36 [Preview] No.34713 del
I see, that doesn't make it any easier, because your carrier has probably added some shitty software on top of the whole mess too.

Bernd 02/28/2020 (Fri) 21:56:27 [Preview] No.34714 del
I think I only lose warranty if I fuck with the phone while it still has warranty. Which isn't a long time anyway a year or two tops.
My chief problem is hardware compatibility, fugging Mediatek chipset. I read with twrp I can backup the current OS, so maybe I try with Lineage and if I fail I might have a chance to put back the previous. However if it looks absolutely dead I dunno how to put the original one back.

Bernd 02/29/2020 (Sat) 07:35:20 [Preview] No.34717 del
Now that I slept on it, I don't understand the guys behind Lineage OS. If their OS won't work on all the machines which originally worked with Androids, why bother keeping that AOSP at all and not just build a new, like postmarket or Pure OS?
I assume keeping the AOSP would ensure compatibility, but it doesn't. I know I'm repeating stuff now, but this really surprised me.

Thanks for the info btw, it was useful.
>In 2005, about 98% of all mobile phones sold used at least one ARM processor.[30] In 2010, producers of chips based on ARM architectures reported shipments of 6.1 billion ARM-based processors, representing 95% of smartphones,
Jesus, someone pls stop these jizzbrains.

Bernd 02/29/2020 (Sat) 08:36:12 [Preview] No.34719 del
>Quite a few mobile OS's are getting developed but I highly doubt any of them would work with the hardware I have. The best chance the LineageOS promises, but after looking over the list of supported devices I see little hope. I don't get it, if one mobile OS works and it based on AOSP and the other is also based on that, why the next OS have problems working on the same device?
firmware. The device manufacturer has made a series of proprietary firmware to make the chips in the phone run. So, even if you have the exact same os that runs on a different phone with the same architecture cpu, the firmware is different so the phone won't run. The problem you often have with developing for these devices is they often lack a separate chip for booting, like with bios. As such, if the OS breaks in some way and doesn't boot the device becomes useless, so providing "guaranteed" support for these devices requires several of them to test so you know you don't accidentally brick a users phone.
Less likely, drivers. They tend to stick to stuff supported by Linux because it saves them money but that's an extra hoop to jump through if they got some driver written than needs to get copied also because it needs an exact Linux version match.

>I read a little and it turned out that an Android consists of two parts, the Android Open Source Project, and the Android bloatware with Chrome and Google Play and all the other proprietary shit. So with my little knowledge I would assume it should be possible to delet the shit layered over the AOSP and install other stuff to replace them.
So basically, it's entirely possible to use the "debugging" developer mode on the phone to gain root access and just delete whatever packages you want. However, much of the phone OS can be built expecting those packages to be there, so just stripping them out can leave you with a fucked up phone. As such, people strip the googleware at the source and compile their own packages, which is what Cyanogenmod did and now Lineage OS is doing. Other rom providers would simply make a backup of a fresh phone, add some packages, maybe strip a little and then off the altered rom.

Unless you can find correct support for your specific phone model, I'd check xda, I wouldn't risk it.

Bernd 02/29/2020 (Sat) 09:48:31 [Preview] No.34720 del
>check xda
>Joshua Solan manages and owns XDA Developers via his company KC Online Media, LLC.
>KC Online Media
Ok, so which one of you is Joshua Solan?

Bernd 02/29/2020 (Sat) 10:11:52 [Preview] No.34721 del
Another thought.
Is it possible to connect the phone with usb on a pc then backup, ghost, dd the stuff on the phone, and if shit fails restore (copy, dd back) it from the backup?

Bernd 02/29/2020 (Sat) 11:01:28 [Preview] No.34722 del
I'll go make this a general thread about software problems.
I just installed VirtualBox, and I'm going to run Windows on it to mess around and just see what happens when I blindly download a bunch of stuff online. Any suggestions on shitty software I can download? Obviously I'm going to "download more RAM", and download free games online without any virus, but what else do you have as suggestions?

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Bernd 02/29/2020 (Sat) 17:05:30 [Preview] No.34725 del
>Any suggestions on shitty software I can download?
You have Windows already. What more do you want?

Bernd 03/01/2020 (Sun) 13:54:17 [Preview] No.34732 del
>why bother keeping that AOSP at all and not just build a new, like postmarket or Pure OS?

You talking about pure linux os without android? This would be failure, as it happened before.

There are two main points:

1) Users need apps. Nowadays every service has an app, sometimes it has app and no real web interface even - so you are forced to use app. And, of course, apps are made only for ios and android, maybe sometimes for some kind of winphone, but it is dead. So, if you want to use phone daily as main device, you need some kind of android support.

2) Even with all flaws, android is somewhat polished. It has every needed basic service (email, messages, calls, vpns) and consistent guy. If you go into linux, you'll hardly find any good apps and interfaces that will work on mobile as average user want. Imagine using thunderbird on small touchscreen? Of course there are projects like nemo mobile, plasma mobile and such, but they aren't completely usable for average user anyway.

I've had Jolla as main phone for almost 5 years. These Finnish guys truly tried to make usable phone for average person, yet it was still usable only for person who is ok to use featureless broken thing for ideological purpose. They had classic linux inside (only non-typical thing was custom wayland compositor for guy), no problems with root, shells etc, scripting, pretty beautiful and interesing UI based on gestures. But their apps were still bad, for example, mail client was clumsy, jabber had no conference support, SIP wasn't supported, copy function between apps sometimes didn't work etc.

They also had some kind of android emulation service (alien dalvik) that allowed to run android apps in some kind of separate space. It worked, and sometimes even saved the situation when you really need that app but there is no native substitution (and never be, like whatsapp that bans unofficial clients). But it didn't support google play and had limit on API support (4.1 on first Jolla phone), so only some apps worked. Now they changed it to 8.0, but, as far as I can see, there are plenty of compatibility bugs (like non-working sound in some apps).

Sometimes daily usage was struggle, but in general it was ok. But I'm that user that doesn't care much about social networks etc, and I could ignore some apps that everyone have. For more common user, Jolla wouldn't be usable.

Then, when phone died, I've bought typical android phone (because new jollas are software-only packs for sony phones, filled with bugs). I still miss Jolla UI and full linux inside, but as product, android is much better - everything works as intended, no bugs (compared to Jolla), everything is supported.

It is very hard to create usable OS for everyone that wouldn't be based on android nowadays. It requires very large amount of investments and manpower.

Bernd 03/01/2020 (Sun) 19:23:28 [Preview] No.34736 del
>You talking about pure linux os without android?
Yeah this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostmarketOS
And this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PureOS

>I've bought typical android phone
I remember you writing about it. Also Jolla.
How do you deal with all those Google applications?

Bernd 03/01/2020 (Sun) 21:31:42 [Preview] No.34738 del

Librem is another example of failure. They missed their deadlines completely and now shipping hand-made devices with flaws just to save some face about deadlines again. Yet they still try to present that project as success, hiding problems.

Although their goal (free software + hardware) was too big from small company anyway. Jolla, for example, had bootstrap from former Nokia and did not care about hardware openness, yet they failed too.

Another example is Planet Computers. My friend ordered their Cosmo communicator, they missed everything, shipped with errors (used shipping method that cannot be used for personal orders, for example). And linux on their device works only partially.

I guess successful non-android phone project is a myth, at least in present times.

>How do you deal with all those Google applications?

I stopped caring, because I don't put much specific personal data on phone. Installed half of apps from f-droid, disabled everything that I don't need (all these voice activations etc). There is still google, of course, but I don't think that it is more dangerous than using google mail and search - google already knows things that it may find on my phone. Using some local apps like yandex navigator already gives your data to third parties, so whatever (and it has no real alternatives).

Bernd 03/01/2020 (Sun) 23:37:42 [Preview] No.34742 del
>non-android phone project a myth
how about an iPhone?

you meant an open-source os project with phone capability? one does comes to mind. even made with 'open-source' hardware too. supposedly will ship later this year.

but what is the reason? privacy? security?

this talk from 36CCC explains why open-source is insufficient to solve trust problems in hardware:


Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 08:37:13 [Preview] No.34747 del
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>how about an iPhone?

I've ignored it in discussion because it is another world. Of course ios is alive and will be.

>you meant an open-source os project with phone capability?

Full open source is rare in phone segment, because GSM modules and some specific parts mostly have closed firmware. But even partial open-source projects aren't in good shape.

>one does comes to mind. even made with 'open-source' hardware too. supposedly will ship later this year.


There were plenty of projects, actually. Openmoko (maybe someone still remembers it) even was successful - they did both hardware and software and made real devices. But most of projects don't go to production stage, like neo900, or became scam like both jolla tablets, or finished but not usable like other stuff. After these years, I don't believe any that project until it would be fully made and openly sold.

>but what is the reason? privacy? security?

Some people want open-source for the sake of open-sourceness, using privacy as first argument. This is, of course, fake argument, because even open source hardware can't be trusted if it isn't made by yourself. Argument about open-source software is flawed too. Jolla was good example, they had closed source and open source parts, community whined about opening everything, but really no one ever contributed in open source parts. Really, browser was fully open and severely outdated (some kind of old gecko engine inside custom qt wrapper), yet no one tried to fix it, instead trolling about openness on discussion forums.

Personally I want linux-based phone just because it is easier to maintain and configure (for me) and easier to develop simple custom apps. I did some development for ios and android at work, it is a unfunny mess (especially ios). And open-source hardware doesn't matter at all, although it would be good just for mental comfort.

Considering privacy, it doesn't matter anyway, if you interact with outside world, you already losing your privacy. Everything is happen on third-party servers, or shared by you to someone who use them. I try to use own solutions if I can (VPS with VPN and own storage, jabber and mail etc), but this doesn't help much.

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 16:44:35 [Preview] No.34749 del
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Explain this Hungary, this has to be the fishiest website I've seen in years.

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 17:02:56 [Preview] No.34750 del
It seems netscan.hu itself offers wide range of services from hosting to software and web development. Apparently they are endorsed by Hungary's most prestigious uni of technology as well.
Maybe someone hosts his warez site there.
I googled "netscan spongebob" and found that link (duckduckgo is useless with Hungarian sites), opened it but it redirects to some "google-en.gadgetexclusivegifts.xyz" site with untrusted connection. But I can open a google snapshot of the netscan site. There's a bunch of links and text, very little in Hungarian, mostly in English with some Spanish (looks a bit Latin but I think it's Spanish) and Danish(?). Now I think someone vandalized their site at one point.
I have no idea what's going on.

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 17:18:28 [Preview] No.34752 del
That's definitely Danish at the bottom, what the hell. It's talking about candy for some reason, even though it's listed under "online tv hbo".
It could be a generic warez site, but it's such a mess that I don't know what it is.

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 17:29:09 [Preview] No.34753 del
Also the motorcycle driver was airlifted alongside the excessive rainsticks and cymbal scrapes.

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 17:30:28 [Preview] No.34754 del
Oh I haven't even noticed the Polish at the very end.

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 23:24:02 [Preview] No.34772 del
Back again guys. Sorry for the long take. Posting my current cache with some rather serious news

I looked at my local files but only found an assorted list of cache files from FF. I don't know what they do so I just left them alone for now. Can post a screenshot if you want

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Back to the point I was going to make

Decide to try browsing kohl again and doing some tests. I noticed that they were showing "those" types of banners again(ewwww) and wanted to get rid of it. Saw that ublock Origin did the trick and blocked that shit forever. After browsing for more than an hour, I noticed that my cache only increased a few bytes in contrast to the significant surge I usually get. Compare my cache to the one I previously posted >>34661 and you can see the difference

So blocking the banners seems to work. There may be something with the script that runs in the banners. Not entirely sure. May need to check it out later

Cache increased even though I haven't browsed kohl in a week. Still trying to figure that out, but it may be related to the banners

Bernd 03/02/2020 (Mon) 23:34:48 [Preview] No.34774 del
Also, apart from a few gems here and there, the site quality has really tanked there. Do not miss going there

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 06:20:11 [Preview] No.34783 del
Other sites leave their content in the cache (they are there so the page loads faster next time, your browser doesn't need to fetch all the parts of the pages over the internet, also for cookies, session following and such).
From your screenshots it seems there's 8 MB of stuff that doesn't go anywhere, even after emptying the cache. As you see here: >>34607 on the second pic, I got 0 bytes after clearing it.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 09:28:03 [Preview] No.34787 del
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Only now did I realise how bad IE6 was. It's literally impossible to even download Firefox from the website because it's so incompatible, so I have to search for some really fishy website and get it from there.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 09:49:49 [Preview] No.34789 del
Okay, I was able to download a Mozilla browser. I'm now literally typing this post on Windows XP. Suffice to say, I won't be able to post here at all after I download all this crap.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 14:27:33 [Preview] No.34793 del
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Isn't everything going so well?

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 16:38:32 [Preview] No.34794 del
IE6 is very old. Well, that's kinda relative but still. No support for modern JS and even CSS. Try Stallman's homepage, I'm sure it will work just as good.
Try to remember some awful progs, but I my thoughts linger around Adobe Acrobat Reader constantly. Which isn't bad, just bloated as fugg. There were bundled software on driver disks, CDs, I think. Also Nero had a good CD burn software but quickly they built a "suite" around it with useless and unnecessary shit.
I dunno.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 17:15:31 [Preview] No.34796 del
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Only the HTTP page works.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 17:24:42 [Preview] No.34797 del
Https not working was a problem in 2003 too:

That Bonzi and the parrot reminded me a program (a couple of programs most likely) which added shit to the desktop. There were scantly dressed dancing ladies too.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 17:34:51 [Preview] No.34798 del
>That Bonzi and the parrot reminded me a program (a couple of programs most likely) which added shit to the desktop
I know about those. Also a program that literally added ants to your desktop, just running around and annoying you.
>There were scantly dressed dancing ladies too.
(somewhat) unrelated, but maybe I should click on those "hot singles around your area" ads.

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 17:39:46 [Preview] No.34799 del
>maybe I should click on those

Bernd 03/03/2020 (Tue) 22:08:28 [Preview] No.34807 del
So, are you doing your own "destroying windows XP" stream from Joel?
Cool, I've done it a few times myself, pretty fun

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 05:52:30 [Preview] No.34808 del
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>Only now did I realise how bad IE6 was.

You can't even imagine how horrible was to make site that works with it and with any other browser in same time.

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 09:24:15 [Preview] No.34811 del
Actually, I had the idea before that ever happened.

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 11:04:09 [Preview] No.34812 del
posting from endchan.org because .net doesn't work

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 11:04:51 [Preview] No.34813 del
le baguette hon hon hon

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 13:44:43 [Preview] No.34815 del
let's see what flag I get

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 16:46:59 [Preview] No.34818 del
Faites vos jeux rien ne va plus.

Bernd 03/04/2020 (Wed) 18:39:24 [Preview] No.34821 del
Installed 4 more gigs of ram into my machine. Wanted to check in what's going on on Dizgord. I got some XML error and access denied. I thought waddafag what else did I mess up. But duckduckwent and turns out it's not my fault it's Dizgord, everyone gets the sames.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 00:16:03 [Preview] No.34847 del
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Any more suggestions?

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 06:34:33 [Preview] No.34848 del
I wonder if we could make a mod for that parrot thing. A spurdo would be better.
Some programs really liked adding shit into the context menu (mouse right click menu). I know archiving progs like rar were one group, but were many others too.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 16:56:26 [Preview] No.34853 del
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Now this PC's really getting crapified. "Mario Forever web search", what the fuck?

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 17:26:37 [Preview] No.34854 del
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OK, I did some research, and interestingly enough, this game was made by a Polish man named Michal Gdaniec (pic).

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 18:29:03 [Preview] No.34855 del
Mario search engine? I duckduckwent but seems defunct now.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 18:41:57 [Preview] No.34856 del
Google comes up with results.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 19:17:51 [Preview] No.34857 del
I just clicked on this one German scam site that "gives" you a Galaxy S10+ for 10 kroner (probably does something similar with other countries), and there are a bunch of real people falling for this. Looks like people are getting worse with technology after all.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 19:24:44 [Preview] No.34859 del
What happened?

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 19:28:55 [Preview] No.34860 del
I was looking for some PC utilities to add more shit into my right click menu, and I ended up clicking on a suspiscious link with a German name. Turns out it recognises your location, and it was in Danish, and had all these (fake?) Danish Facebook users thanking it for giving them the Galaxy S10. Naturally I tried going through but it's impossible to do so.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 19:47:03 [Preview] No.34861 del
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Here's the PC now.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 19:50:22 [Preview] No.34862 del
Performance "booster" programs? Like those which clear ram periodically or by key stroke.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 19:53:42 [Preview] No.34863 del
It literally just clears your registry and claims it's a "PC speedup". It carried on to Android phones a few years ago, and a lot of people actually fell for it.
Fun-fact, some American company actually started selling this on a USB stick a few years ago:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Vz8kzHzSAj8 [Embed]

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:04:46 [Preview] No.34865 del
That one is liek CCleaner.
But there were programs specialized for RAM cleaning. They run in the background eating memory themselves and CPU time, they displayed mem usage and they "cleaned" allocated but unused memory.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:07:55 [Preview] No.34866 del
I also just remembered this video by Vincent Canfield (the guy who runs cock.li) where he basically did what I was doing and called in Indian tech support:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Yw96VDP_irM [Embed]
Isn't Longhorn the original name for Windows Vista? But I'll download it anyways.

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Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:09:24 [Preview] No.34869 del
yeah, the transformation pack was released by M$ to show off the new UI they were designing to get people excited for the release.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:14:15 [Preview] No.34870 del
Fuck, it's only Windows 7 and up.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:31:17 [Preview] No.34871 del
There must be earlier versions somewhere. It was for XP too.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:38:11 [Preview] No.34872 del
no, it's not that, not sure what that is.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:44:56 [Preview] No.34873 del

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 20:55:43 [Preview] No.34875 del
Isn't that site suspicious? Well that's just perfect.

Bernd 03/06/2020 (Fri) 21:37:50 [Preview] No.34877 del
I tried installing the Longhorn transformation pack, but I just can't find the real one.

Bernd 03/07/2020 (Sat) 09:26:25 [Preview] No.34888 del
how did it look after the longhorn pack? I would love a screenshot pls.

Bernd 03/07/2020 (Sat) 09:57:32 [Preview] No.34892 del
I couldn't get it. Where's the real one?

Bernd 03/07/2020 (Sat) 13:07:41 [Preview] No.34893 del
I thought that softpedia thing was it.
Did you try the rainmeter too?

Bernd 03/07/2020 (Sat) 23:04:16 [Preview] No.34912 del
I really just don't get what is going on. This only happened after I started browsing kohl so yeah

Thanks anyway. Hope you don't think I was ignoring you though

Bernd 03/07/2020 (Sat) 23:04:53 [Preview] No.34913 del
Also, this thread morphed into a /kc/tech/ thread. Bretty gud

Bernd 03/08/2020 (Sun) 00:40:50 [Preview] No.34914 del
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So I just rebooted my now destroyed XP, and I'm going to (try to) install the Longhorn pack. First thing I noticed, apparently Mario now has laser eyes.

Bernd 03/08/2020 (Sun) 01:15:17 [Preview] No.34915 del
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It's literally incompatible as I'm using XP 64.
I might as well just get a 10 ISO or something, XP is just too incompatible to properly fill with shit.

Bernd 03/08/2020 (Sun) 22:18:14 [Preview] No.34938 del
I installed Windows 7. Now surely, this will be a lot easier to fuck up than XP.

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 06:17:00 [Preview] No.34939 del
In terms of finding compatible software. The "heroic era" of Windows was closed by Win XP. Win 7 is the first Generation Z Windows.

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 06:19:00 [Preview] No.34940 del
Not sure, win7 is surprisingly robust.
What are you thinking of installing first?

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 10:31:57 [Preview] No.34943 del
Technically XP was that too before 7, but that was before 2015 or so; especially considering it was the first home Microsoft OS to stop using DOS (2000 excepted).
I already got sound drivers and Firefox. Right now I think just downloading random stuff from Softonic or Download.com will do, you can give some suggestions if you want.

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 10:36:21 [Preview] No.34944 del
What the fuck? I'm using .net, and my flag's now Dutch.

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 17:09:36 [Preview] No.34949 del
Nod really zoomers left XP as fast as they could for 7.

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 19:03:18 [Preview] No.34973 del
Set the background to this
https://youtube.com/watch?v=vxGWjaX16Ds [Embed]

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 20:09:08 [Preview] No.34982 del
I decided to spoon feed a bit more because bored
After installing, right click on a the wmv and set as background.

Bernd 03/09/2020 (Mon) 20:16:40 [Preview] No.34985 del

Bernd 03/10/2020 (Tue) 02:19:06 [Preview] No.34997 del
Okay, I should be able to do this now.

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Bernd 03/10/2020 (Tue) 20:56:00 [Preview] No.35030 del
I'm going to download it as an .wmv now, after being inactive for a couple days.

Bernd 03/10/2020 (Tue) 21:00:19 [Preview] No.35031 del

Bernd 03/10/2020 (Tue) 21:21:26 [Preview] No.35034 del
I can't even download from that site, I just keep getting swarmed with ads whenever I complete the captcha and click download.

Bernd 03/10/2020 (Tue) 22:03:32 [Preview] No.35037 del
oh dog, you don't have ad block?!

Bernd 03/10/2020 (Tue) 22:05:54 [Preview] No.35038 del
Isn't that the point? I'm trying to browse as shitty as possible to get the most crap on my computer. Problem is I'm just getting redirected to normal advertisers, not even letting me download anything.

Bernd 03/11/2020 (Wed) 00:36:08 [Preview] No.35040 del
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Yes, now I'm getting atrocious ads.

Bernd 03/11/2020 (Wed) 07:19:35 [Preview] No.35042 del
Those poor old people. Imagine going bareback on windows, awful.

Let me know if you need me to upload somewhere else. My usual upload sites are not working for some reason.

Bernd 03/12/2020 (Thu) 03:23:55 [Preview] No.35058 del
Denmark, have you ever thought about installing and trying everything out in a virtual machine environment instead of your main PC? You can just make a new VM environment anytime your current one gets screwed. Here's some tools to help you out



Also, how can you keep fugging your PC up?

Bernd 03/12/2020 (Thu) 03:42:14 [Preview] No.35059 del
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>What the fuck? I'm using .net, and my flag's now Dutch.




Bernd 03/12/2020 (Thu) 06:17:26 [Preview] No.35060 del
He uses a vm.
See: >>34722
>I just installed VirtualBox, and I'm going to run Windows on it

Btw how the cookie hunting going? You really should follow what Rusbernd wrote and see what content doesn't get deleted when you clear the cache.
Write "about:cache" into the address bar. There click on the "List Cache Entries" under the "disk" option. You're gonna see a list of links with other data, so you can tell which website left that crap on your machine, how large is the size of the data, how many times were dl-d, when was the last time, etc.

Bernd 03/12/2020 (Thu) 21:28:56 [Preview] No.35099 del
>He uses a vm.
Did not see that

>Btw how the cookie hunting going?

It got a little bigger. Your advice is good. I see 4 cookies under "List Cache Entries" and "disk" option.

One is for a blocklist for Linux which I'm not even sure what it's for. Which is the second largest in size.

The second is for ublock origin, with it being the biggest in size

Third and fourth one is for CookieAutoDelete, which shows up under the "Expires" column under "Expired immediately"

So it would be one of the first two. Maybe I should try disabling and unistalling ublock. Actually, let me uninstall everything and get back to you

Sorry for no recent updates. Overworked lately. Shit sux

Bernd 03/13/2020 (Fri) 01:11:49 [Preview] No.35108 del
Did you actually think I wasn't using a VM when using Windows XP? You can clearly see Gnome notifications here: >>34861

Bernd 03/13/2020 (Fri) 06:24:00 [Preview] No.35110 del
If you duckduckgo, you can find links that uBlock Origin stores stuff in the cache. So expected behaviour. And it explains why the cache don't get emptied fully.
I'm not sure about the first one, but the CookieAutoDelete also an addon for FF, no? So that's ok.
It was Rusbernd's idea tho.
>Overworked lately.
Rest more, we have an epidemic on our hand, stress and tiredness weakens your immune system.

Bernd 03/14/2020 (Sat) 21:06:05 [Preview] No.35154 del
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>If you duckduckgo, you can find links that uBlock Origin stores stuff in the cache.

Researched into that. Purged my ublock cache and updated it. Still get the same thing.

I don't seem to recall ever installing CookieAutoDelete though.That would only leave the blocklist one, which I have no idea what it is.

Also uninstalled every single add on I had and tried to delete my cache again. Still get the same bloated amount. Somehow have even more cache than before.

Bernd 03/14/2020 (Sat) 21:33:36 [Preview] No.35155 del
>Did you actually think I wasn't using a VM when using Windows XP?
>Any suggestions on shitty software I can download?

Delete System32 on your VM. This is my only advice to you

Bernd 03/15/2020 (Sun) 03:47:39 [Preview] No.35158 del
Well that just kills the OS right away. I want to fill it up with crap and destroy it with viruses, rm of System32 is too easy.

Bernd 03/17/2020 (Tue) 01:04:18 [Preview] No.35210 del
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>Well that just kills the OS right away. I want to fill it up with crap and destroy it with viruses, rm of System32 is too easy.

oghey then. Try some of the things in these videos then

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LFg96fzoUHw [Embed]

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

https://youtube.com/watch?v=SBbfY1cI3dk [Embed]

Enjoy ruining your OS

Bernd 03/17/2020 (Tue) 03:01:34 [Preview] No.35212 del
I've tried doing some of the things in that video (downloading classic spyware like BonziBuddy, and then that registry cleaner program) but I'm getting more suggestions with these.

Bernd 03/20/2020 (Fri) 03:49:38 [Preview] No.35312 del
I want to continue infecting my OS with viruses, but at the same time I'm pirating the newest update for Arma 3 on my real computer, and I don't want my download speed to diminish. What do I do?

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Bernd 03/21/2020 (Sat) 04:51:19 [Preview] No.35336 del
>I've tried doing some of the things in that video (downloading classic spyware like BonziBuddy, and then that registry cleaner program) but I'm getting more suggestions with these.


>and I don't want my download speed to diminish. What do I do?

Buy a used laptop to keep VM infecting. Go to a friend's house or coffeeshop with free wifi and keep installing things there

Problems weren't

Bernd 03/21/2020 (Sat) 05:19:40 [Preview] No.35339 del
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And now for some good news. My cache got cleared up recently. It must have been one of the add ons I have right now. Still not sure why it happened, but at least it's a step in the right direction

Bernd 03/21/2020 (Sat) 07:12:04 [Preview] No.35344 del
Ok. You can verify what's causing it buy removing all add-ons, then installing-testing-uninstalling them one by one. If you are curious.

Bernd 03/30/2020 (Mon) 10:51:54 [Preview] No.35543 del
So in light of the recent panicking due to (you know what), I've been seeing a lot of panicking about technology and spyware. What have you been doing to stay private?
More specifically; how do you cope with the Intel ME? Nowadays most people who lurk /tech/ should know about the "ME cleaner" but did you know that on relatively recent motherboards, it was possible to disable the ME by adjusting the RAM slots?

Bernd 03/30/2020 (Mon) 19:34:07 [Preview] No.35560 del
It's don't. On me the Chinese are spying not the Jews.
I rarely lurk /tech/ I don't have tiem.
How do you adjust RAM slots?

Bernd 03/30/2020 (Mon) 20:56:00 [Preview] No.35564 del
If I remember correctly, for Skylake CPUs it was possible to put both RAM slots in different coloured slots, and apparently the ME wouldn't activate because of that.

Bernd 03/31/2020 (Tue) 05:47:36 [Preview] No.35566 del
You mean if the mobo has four slots, than placing a pair of ram sticks in slots with different colors then it will do the thing?
I think the color code is for pairing the channels, sticks can work together efficiently only if they are slotted in A or B channel, but not A and B.

Bernd 04/01/2020 (Wed) 01:09:01 [Preview] No.35591 del
I think so, if it was single channel it still worked anyways. Or just have one RAM slot in the third one?

Bernd 04/06/2020 (Mon) 17:59:10 [Preview] No.35690 del
uMatrix dieded on Palemoon. It is installed but the icon, that I cannot find nowhere.

Bernd 04/10/2020 (Fri) 04:51:40 [Preview] No.35796 del
Also that 4th meme was originally for the PS3. I remember it like yesterday.

Bernd 04/10/2020 (Fri) 04:55:32 [Preview] No.35797 del
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Yeah, I'm just memeing with you bro

Use AMD. They're really good and inexpensive

Bernd 04/10/2020 (Fri) 05:09:36 [Preview] No.35798 del
I would but I already use Intel anyways, and they're still spyware.
What's that one Chinese ripoff x64 chip called? Might be our last hope.

Bernd 04/10/2020 (Fri) 06:02:33 [Preview] No.35799 del
switch to icecat

Bernd 04/10/2020 (Fri) 07:42:52 [Preview] No.35800 del
Tried IceCat but I got tired endlessly puzzling through brazillion tons of JS what they do or don't, what to allow or not, and when will any fucking site work. It's really cumbersome. Also bunch of errors and shit.

Bernd 04/11/2020 (Sat) 09:24:08 [Preview] No.35829 del
Has anyone noticed the strange increase in off-grid videos being recommended on YouTube? Even when I use proxies for other countries, it's like this is intentionally being inserted into the algorithim.

Bernd 04/11/2020 (Sat) 09:34:29 [Preview] No.35830 del
They are probably trending nowadays.
I enjoy watching outdoors, bushgraft, and handcrafting videos (liek building log houses and furniture and stuff) tho some stuff standing out from the usual recommendations, such as:
>Living Off Grid w/ Jake & Nicole
...and retarded gear shilling, liek:
>Taras Kul
(former Crazy Russian Hacker) and similar.

Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 13:47:05 [Preview] No.36248 del
I think Firefox is causing my computer to freeze and just now it might have been behind it crashing. It uses far too much memory for some reason.

Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 14:49:59 [Preview] No.36254 del
To be honest Palemoon is also getting thicker and thicker.
My chief problem is Google and their practice to make all their services into a JavaScript mess which loads forever and eating up all my CPUs. Tho I use protonmail too, I have a very old gmail account which I use since forever and it's not easy to just get rid of it although I'm toying with the idea time to times. I could only make it usable by turning off scripts and services like that chat thingy (even tho there are at least a couple of people whom I could talk to sometimes). And then there's Youtube. Contentwise no other video sharing sites come to close - or even far... - and it's turder year by year. It's so bloated a laggy it's killing me. Oh, and those large thumbnails and useless trending and recent posts sections are the worst. Google has a monopoly with this and abusing it, I hate them. I tried to look into modifying the CSS of youtube, hiding elements and resizing stuff, but it's impossible, for me at least, maybe my knowledge but for sure my lack patience with that pile of manure. I don't even think anyone makes a slimming userscript for it (even for the previous it was just adding MOAR resource hogging features).

Bernd 04/25/2020 (Sat) 17:45:10 [Preview] No.36261 del
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Heh heh. Computers suck ass now. They worked better and were more fun when they were 8-bit chips with tiny memory.

Bernd 04/26/2020 (Sun) 04:14:53 [Preview] No.36273 del
Possible advice: use an older version for your browsers and don't update them. Some features may be depreciated but it could work better

Bernd 04/27/2020 (Mon) 18:32:01 [Preview] No.36339 del
Weirdest thing. Half the internet didn't load. Not the Hungarian sites, nor gmail or youtube. Other foreign pages were fine.

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