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Anonymous Board owner 05/09/2018 (Wed) 22:40:59 [Preview] No. 12705 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Anonymous 11/06/2018 (Tue) 18:01:01 [Preview] No.12988 del
Understood. Thank you.

Indeed. One has got to have some neurons to mentalize so much trickery.

Anonymous 12/11/2018 (Tue) 14:24:36 [Preview] No.13018 del
You didn't know the Reich invented the digital computer, cause the Reich wasn't interested in it.
His early inventions started just as the Weimar Republic transformed into Nazi Germany.
His inventions were seen as some stupid gizmo.
IIRC, some of his earliest tries for patenting his first computers were denied because his inventions were deemed too insignificant.
Germany did a lot of retarded shit back in the thirties and fourties.

Anonymous 12/11/2018 (Tue) 14:26:34 [Preview] No.13019 del
Scratch that, Germany did a lot of stupid shit between Bismark stepping down and Germany getting bombed to shit.

Anonymous 12/27/2018 (Thu) 13:32:18 [Preview] No.13049 del
Like that huge slow cannon which needed specific trails to move itself.

Anonymous 01/13/2019 (Sun) 08:17:39 [Preview] No.13104 del
Anybody has an idea why am 8 getting this error when attempting to post through the desktop?

"Internal server error. Error: Argument passed in must be a single String of 12 bytes or a string of 24 hex"

Xonotic vs ChaosEsque:Anthology, Which to chose. A debate on OpenSource FPS's Anonymous 01/23/2019 (Wed) 14:34:13 [Preview] No. 13142 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Xonotic vs ChaosEsque:Anthology, Which to chose. A debate on OpenSource FPS's

>Xonotic over ChaosEsqueAnthology:
Ayyo. Before you make a big mistake in choosing a project or sum shit you gotta be feeling the ways of the both the people. You feel me?

M'fcking Xonotic and dis bullshit is diffrens.

Xonotic devs deeply respect women and their rights and privileges.

Dis Bullshit devs hate women's rights and have been harranging FLOSS femininists fo like a decade. (Citation: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/MikeeUSA )

Xonotic Developers contribute to society by working real jobs.

Dis Bullshit is a pack of fucking NEETs who say dey ain't workin fo no enemy.

Xonotic Programmers are attracted to real Women.

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Anonymous 01/23/2019 (Wed) 14:35:42 [Preview] No.13143 del
What is the future you choose, /g/ at the end of the internet?

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Author rescinds GPL licensed code from "Geek Feminists" Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 01:21:48 [Preview] No. 13089 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Reportedly, the author of the GPL licensed text-mode casino game "GPC-Slots 2" has rescinded the license from the "Geek feminist" collective.

The original author, after years of silence, notes that the "Geek Feminist" changed[1] a bunch of if-then statements which were preceded by a loop waiting for string input to a switch statement. The author reportedly noted that to use a switch statement in such an instance is no more preformant than the if-thens. Switch statements should be used where the input to the switch statement is numerical, and of a successive nature, for most efficient use of the jump table that is generated from said code.

The author reportedly was offended, after quiet observation of the group, that the "Geek Feminists" mocked his code, mocked his existence as a male, and never did any work on the code afterwards and never updated to include new slot machines added to the original code by author subsequently.

The author notes that he neither sought nor received any compensation for the granted license, that is was a gratuitous license, and that there never was any refutation of his default right to rescind given. (A right founded in the property law of licenses.)

The copyright owner has reportedly watched quietly as each year the "Geek Feminists" published a recount of their heroic efforts regarding his code.[2][3] Presumably he has now had enough of it all...

The author notes that the SF Conservancy attempts to construe a particular clause in the GPL version 2 license text as a "no revocation by grantor clause", however that clause states that if a licensee suffers and automatic-revocation by operation of the license, that licensees down stream from him do not suffer the same fate. The author of "GPC-Slots 2" reportedly notes that said clause does only what it claims to do: clarifies that a downstream licensee, through no fault of his own, is not penalized by the automatic revocation suffered by a licensee he gained a "sub-license" from (for lack of a better term.)

The author reportedly notes that version 3 of the GPL did not exist when he published the code, additionally the author notes that even if there was a clause not to revoke, he was paid no consideration for such a forbearance of a legal right of his and thus said clause is not operative against him, the grantor, should it exist at all.

(Editor's note: GPL version 3 contains an explicit "no-revocation-by-grantor" clause, in addition to a term-of-years that the license is granted for. Both absent in version 2 of the GPL)

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Anonymous 01/22/2019 (Tue) 09:25:43 [Preview] No.13137 del
The 4chan discussion is now archived:

Anonymous 01/23/2019 (Wed) 12:15:03 [Preview] No.13139 del
can someone tell me what happened and why gpl is bad in english

Anonymous 01/23/2019 (Wed) 13:06:10 [Preview] No.13140 del
No. You have to be a lawyer to understand it apparently. Lusers are just too dumb.

Ask yourself, however, "What did I pay for software X". If it's nothing... that is significant. You can't hold the grantor to the "bargain" ... because there is no bargain in that case. And it is not a transfer of ownership either, the author still owns the code (it's a license: permission). Put 2 and 2 together.

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Discord is shit Anonymous 10/22/2018 (Mon) 02:28:19 [Preview] No. 12909 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Is there a Libre version of Discord that isn't so shit? It needs stuff like this:
>voice chat
>text chat
>Youtube and image embeds in text chat
>Free Software (Libre)
>you can host it on your own server
>you can make bots for it
>uses actual good encryption
>has a web interface and mobile app
>you don't have to have a mobile phone to register an account
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Anonymous 01/16/2019 (Wed) 04:32:14 [Preview] No.13116 del
>Youtube and image embeds in text chat
>has a web interface and mobile app
>you don't have to have a mobile phone to register an account
disgusting zoomer

Anonymous 01/16/2019 (Wed) 19:09:32 [Preview] No.13119 del
Riot uses matrix. It's still beta, but it's the future and the rooms are very active. Lots of Discord users already migrated over.

Signal uses lots of google services. The development team, using the pseudonym "Moxie Marlinspike", is openly hostile to anyone wanting to separate from google dependencies, and has long flame wars on Github about it. Wire is the best centralized communication app, but it costs $5/month to use, so it is limited in reach. It does allow you to add someone for free to your chat that has not paid, but they get booted in 24 hours. Unlike Signal, Wire is very transparent and welcoming to the FOSS community. They do have proprietary dependencies, but so does every app with a feature set approaching Wire.

I don't know about this particular case, but Wikileaks usually announces big procurements of documents, and then give timetables on releases based on the speed of curation. They go through every document to make sure nothing harmful gets out. So the basically have an internal "classified" system like what the FBI uses. I haven't seen Wikileaks blackout text like the FBI does, but they do openly truncate pages from leaks. For example, they do not release most NSA malware code they receive because it is too dangerous, by their reasoning. The bits of code they have released have created lots of havoc already, as you might already know. Remember WannaCry?

Anonymous 01/18/2019 (Fri) 06:02:44 [Preview] No.13126 del
Stop shilling your server without context, Sedevacantist cuck

Anonymous 01/22/2019 (Tue) 04:33:34 [Preview] No.13134 del
>Discord is shit
no shit

Anonymous 01/22/2019 (Tue) 05:18:45 [Preview] No.13135 del
Don't trust wikileaks but my personal feel has always been they were under the influence of a mid level player who maybe backing them over a high level one. They've pissed off to many people on all sides doesn't mean (((globalist))) wouldn't have there hands somewhere in it though they struggle to exist too much and I wouldn't think Russia or the Israelis have as much of the public spurgouts.

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Amazon Ring Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 03:27:32 [Preview] No. 13092 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
If you own one of these... well, lol.


Apparently the maker thought that adding encryption would make the company less valuable. Annnd of course it's outsourced. Ring customer's video from inside and outside of their homes goes to some Ukrainian company. Maybe they're padding their revenue by running some amateur Ring porn sites on the side.

Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 03:40:34 [Preview] No.13093 del
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This is why I don't use IoT devices.

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Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 23:07:54 [Preview] No.13095 del
Sucks. Amazon just sucks.

Anonymous 01/16/2019 (Wed) 20:30:39 [Preview] No.13121 del
Internet of shit. But seriously though, Ring is a useful innovation that lets you pretend to answer the door and pretend the house isn't vacant when you are 50 mile aways at a restaurant.

Gimmickly new consumer products thread Anonymous 01/03/2019 (Thu) 06:58:40 [Preview] No. 13084 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's have a thread for upcoming gimmicky stuff the tech companies sell. To start:

Google is developing a new radar based sensor. It'll be like using the Kinect to do shit on your computer or surf the internet.


Don't laugh too hard, some people have carpal tunnel so it might be useful.

Anonymous 01/03/2019 (Thu) 07:30:34 [Preview] No.13085 del
neat, i still have that same exact router

Anonymous 01/16/2019 (Wed) 20:27:28 [Preview] No.13120 del
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Anything Apple does. This is how you grow a 1 trillion dollar company in 20 years.

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Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 13:43:57 [Preview] No. 13112 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
does this mean the connection is being tapped?

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 13:55:09 [Preview] No.13113 del
What? Why is your connection so shitty? Are you using Tor?

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 13:55:58 [Preview] No.13114 del
nope it's bare

odilitime 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:10:02 [Preview] No. 8767 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
/g/'s building a web browser

OSX Fork (pic related)

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Anonymous 09/27/2017 (Wed) 22:46:06 [Preview] No. 11392 del
You can make this easy and without having to work twice where other people already leave its contribution, that is what the unix philosophy is about. Reuse other applications like curl/wget to make connections. Keep your your work at rendering engine but base off common unix tools and make it a frontend to all of those.

Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 10:59:38 [Preview] No. 11403 del
Elinks lets you change key bindings and make custom scripts, so it's probably possible to have it run youtube-dl and mplayer from a youtube link.
It doesn't display images inline though, but relies on external viewer (like Lynx).

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 04:36:15 [Preview] No. 11512 del
That is freaking amazing. Elinks is perfect, just needs a graphical rendering.

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 14:45:35 [Preview] No. 11516 del
>>That's not the problem with links2. CSS is cancer.
Look man, I just need some basic css so I can view my hentai sites.
>The problems with links2 is that it has not preventive security measures by default, such as privsep, sandbox, etc.
you can sandbox it with third party shit like firejail and pledge

>Another problem is keybinding. There's none.
>If someone address that problems in links2 (and clean the messy code, obviously), that would be a fantastic browser.

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:52:04 [Preview] No.11777 del
This. And I look forward to use netrunner, good luck!

DIY, Modular, Open source Laptop Anonymous 07/09/2017 (Sun) 23:55:14 [Preview] No. 10163 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Laptop form factor open source hardware design, built from off the shelf components for DIY, modular, open source computing.

CPU, RAM, graphics: 1x single board computer
FSB, ports: 2x powered USB hub
Battery: 1x USB powerbank, >5000 mAh, >2A
Input: 1x USB keyboard
Input: 1x USB trackpad
Storage: 1x USB flash drive
Network: 1x USB WiFi dongle
Audio: 1x USB sound card/headset
Display: 1x USB powered HDMI monitor
Case: 3D printed or DIY glued wooden case

-Completely modular, customizable, upgradeable and repairable
-User serviceable by all users
-Universal, modular battery and charger. Can swap battery when depleted

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Anonymous 12/05/2018 (Wed) 20:50:43 [Preview] No.13010 del
As far as I know, there are not really any standardizations in place for DIY laptops, especially regarding the chase, and that is the main problem as far as I can tell.
Industry is not going to develop it on its own.
They are not going to create any standardized modules and they are not going to create a standardized chase.
That would invite competition from smaller companies that would be able to make specific components and modules cheaper and better than the crap they sell us now and they would loose a lot of market from doing so.
They want to be able to regain their initial investment by selling you a complete pile of shit craptop with planned obsolesence and bloatware and spyware from their partners all included in one fancy looking expensive package.

It is up to someone to make a series of standardized module laptop chases.

As i see it there are 2 possibilities:

This would have to be done together with a lot of smaller specialized companies that would be willing to make modules pertaining to such a standard.
A standard that is public domain and can not be patented and therefore invites competition.
That is why noone has done it. Because it invites competition. You will lose your initial investment because somone else will 3D print that chase better and cheaper than yours fairly quickly.
So I don't think any companies initially would be willing to develop modules pertaining to a public domain standard laptop chase because they loose the whole "contract element" in the developing phase of the deal.
They don't want to risk their initial investment, and that is the core of the problem.
I think if it should be done, it should be done with smaller companies and the standard should be under contract to be released to public domain after 2 or 3 years or so, such that the companies that create the specific components won't lose their initial investment before the patent is released.

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Anonymous 12/10/2018 (Mon) 03:42:39 [Preview] No.13012 del
system76 is working on a fully, or mostly, open hardware laptop afaik.

Anonymous 12/13/2018 (Thu) 18:42:21 [Preview] No.13022 del
You are right, this is great, thanks for the hint.
I just watched this interview: ht tps ://y outu .be/ Fopa1Uoh87w?t=836
This stuff is exiting. I'm looking forward to what they are going to do.
I think it could go big real fast when they do that with laptops, so I hope they get it right.

Module based laptops are coming
It's going to go that way for sure.
It's just a question of "when", and I like that it is free side that is pushing it.

Anonymous 12/29/2018 (Sat) 17:08:57 [Preview] No.13065 del
that's clevo

Anonymous 01/04/2019 (Fri) 03:23:34 [Preview] No.13088 del
go back to /am/

Anonymous 12/28/2018 (Fri) 00:28:45 [Preview] No. 13050 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
step aside lynxchan fans there's a new "imageboard engine" in town that doesn't suck shit like your abomination does.


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Anonymous 12/30/2018 (Sun) 06:22:46 [Preview] No.13078 del
none their all shit or not really an imageboard and still shit

Anonymous 12/30/2018 (Sun) 16:34:31 [Preview] No.13081 del
I'm going to be cutting back pretty hard on shitposting overall on Futatsu, though admittedly that's only a solution for a specific Maniwani installation.
>I only ever open threads to see older posts from threads I haven't read before, I even reply from the index (using dollchan and similar tools).
I'm not sure I've ever heard of anyone else doing this, anon. I'll think about adding a 2ch-style thread preview, but I think overall the problems it solves are mostly better left to moderation.

Anonymous 01/02/2019 (Wed) 15:07:26 [Preview] No.13082 del
I have nothing against trying to adopt a new style for imageboards, but I don't think default bootstrap crap is it. Actually, I wouldn't even mind bootstrap if it was implemented properly, but your site makes my eyes bleed. I thought you would fix it eventually but it's been like a week and it's still the same.

>I disagree on that, I've seen a decent amount of people explicitly give Maniwani props for the full Markdown support.
If you think the opinion of people on 4chan /g/ is worth anything, sure.
Also, you making a thread on 4/g/ if the biggest red flag for me. But from your choice of captcha I'm sure that's exactly your target audience.
t. someone barred by recaptcha v3

Anonymous 01/02/2019 (Wed) 15:45:01 [Preview] No.13083 del
>but I don't think default bootstrap crap is it.
Fair enough, I don't think stock Bootstrap is that great either.
>I thought you would fix it eventually but it's been like a week and it's still the same.
I'm just one man juggling running the site itself with all the different feature requests different anons give plus obviously other non-imageboard-related responsibilities - I'm no superhero. I'll ideally get to theming by the end of this week. If you look at the commit log I've been actively adding other features people have requested for a while now.
>If you think the opinion of people on 4chan /g/ is worth anything, sure.
Any other boards you think I should pull advice from? One of the really nice things about /g/ is the number of people there means I can get feedback very quickly compared to other places. We can go back and forth about the quality of the feedback, but the turnaround speed remains. I'm quite open to pulling feedback from other places, though (like here).
>But from your choice of captcha I'm sure that's exactly your target audience.
I've noted before that reCAPTCHA was a quick interim solution meant to ward off spamming. After I finish implementing signups, Futatsu won't have any CAPTCHAs to speak of, though I'll keep the reCAPTCHA functionality in Maniwani itself. Sorry to hear reCAPTCHA v3 doesn't like you, though. Try to hang tight for a bit longer and it should be gone.

Anonymous 01/03/2019 (Thu) 15:23:42 [Preview] No.13086 del
why are they all dogshit?