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/t/ - Technology Codexx Board owner 04/25/2020 (Sat) 07:10:33 No. 2 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/ - ∞chan's technology board. Please check the rules before you post: https://8chan.moe/rules.js?boardUri=t Looking for hardware or software recommendations? Check out the InstallGentoo Wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/ /tech/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics. /tech/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site. We have stickies for that. Keep those kinds of posts in there. For tech support, software recommendations, and other questions that don't warrant their own thread, please use the '/tech/ Questions and Support' sticky. For consumer advice, please use the consumer advice sticky located below. For tech support/issues with computers: https://startpage.com/ or https://ixquick.com (i.e., fucking Google it) https://stackexchange.com/

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/t/ech Questions and Support Anonymous 04/25/2020 (Sat) 07:16:43 No. 3 [Reply] [Last]
Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.
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Hey /t/ech bros, what's the best browser to use for a smartphone/tablet? I used to use old versions of Firefox but I am not sure I really want to anymore, since the new ones are draining the battery and whatnot.

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Consumer Advice Anonymous 04/25/2020 (Sat) 07:18:24 No. 4 [Reply] [Last]
Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.
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>>2170 Easiest solution would be to spritz some WD-40 in there and hope that solves it. Pulling it apart to lubricate the ball bearings properly isn't really worth it compared to just replacing the fan.

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Hydrus Network General #1 Anonymous Board volunteer 01/20/2021 (Wed) 04:21:14 No. 2219 [Reply] [Last]
This is a thread for releases, bug reports, and other discussion for the hydrus network software. The hydrus network client is an application written for Anon and other internet-fluent media nerds who have large image/swf/webm collections. It browses with tags instead of folders, a little like a booru on your desktop. Advanced users can share tags and files anonymously through custom servers that any user may run. Everything is free, privacy is the first concern, and the source code is included with the release. Releases are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. I am continually working on the software and try to put out a new release every Wednesday by 8pm EST. If you would like to learn more, please check out the extensive help and getting started guide here: https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/
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>>2273 Dammit, the board engine turned rarjpg to plain jpg. I'll try to attach the archive to this post then.
Has anyone tried the "minimize to system tray" thing on Linux? It says that it may be buggy so I don't really want to risk trying it on my own.
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>>2275 In KDE Plasma works fine. --Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.14.5 tk: Qt 5.11.3 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM --Distro: MX-19.3_KDE_x64 patito feo November 11 2020 --base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)

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Browser and Internet Privacy Thread Anonymous 08/13/2020 (Thu) 06:48:58 No. 984 [Reply] [Last]
A place to shill for your favorite browsers & addons. Learn how to protect yourself from the botnet. What are your favorite addons and browsing tricks to protect your privacy? Share them here so we can all be a little safer. Browsers Chrome Chrome is somehow still in the lead due to sheer momentum, despite even the dumbest lusers cracking jokes about memory usage. Google has continued to abuse their position as the largest website and browser to force non-standards compliant changes to the way rendering works, generally to their benefit. Should be avoided at all costs. They track everything you do in some way. Chromium Even "de-Google'd" it still phones home and tracks your every move. Plus it gives them market share to bully smaller browsers and websites into complying with their standards. Avoid. Firefox Mozilla is pretty cucked and it's running on Rust these days, but it's a decent compromise between the modernity of Chrome and the standards compliance of something like Pale Moon. It's the closest you can get to a proper browser that's also updated regularly. Addons are worse now that they use Google's "web extensions" API, which is a downgrade from the Mozilla API and no more secure. But the whole "Quantum" thing has it flying, and they are better about standards compliance than Chrome is, and usually only break away because Chrome gives them no choice. Pale Moon The Gentooman's preferred choice, although some sites just don't play nice with it anymore. The last real holdout of old Gecko rendering. Has a diverse ecosystem, but it's basically the remnants of Firefox from yesteryear repackaged. Not bad if you can stand many sites not playing nice.

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>>2226 It's not uncharted territory, this has been discussed for over a decade https://blog.torproject.org/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea
What about Surf? Been using it for a day and I think its good for basic web browsing and editing if that's all you care about. So far as I can tell, it's pretty secure.
>>2258 Looks like it uses WebKit, so I doubt in the long run it's going to be any different than anything else using WebKit, which is pretty much any browser that is not Firefox (for now) or Pale Moon.

Programming Thread: Up and Running Edition Anonymous 04/27/2020 (Mon) 19:03:16 No. 9 [Reply] [Last]
Hey Anon, Learn to Code! There's a bunch of free resources for learning to program. Come here to ask for advice or to discuss current projects. Download the complete Gentooman's Library: https://g.sicp.me/books/ Visit MIT OpenCourseware on (((YouTube))) https://www.youtube.com/user/MIT Or take one of these free online courses being offered by universities right now: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/free-courses-top-cs-universities/
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Hey Anons. Does Nim make for a decent first programming language? As it is, I've been sort-of learning both Nim and Python at the same time through Exercism because I can't choose between them. They're very similar syntactically so it actually hasn't been that much of a headache, but I recognize that this is a suboptimal way to learn. Nim is a language that greatly fascinates me. Enough to give me motivation to learn it, and despite the language seeming to be intended for more lower-level programming, the community has actually been surprisingly accepting of me being new to programming when I asked beginner level questions on the official forum. On the other hand, the differences in the quantity of resources between Nim and Python might make learning Nim more difficult to a new programmer. Anyway sorry if this is rambly, but I just wanna know if it would be better to learn the language I'm more motivated to learn, or the one with more resources. Maybe learning both at the same time isn't as bad as I think it is? I don't know.
>>2241 It doesn't really matter which language you choose as your first, as long as it's not retarded (Javascript) or something esoteric (Brainfuck). Python and Nim have very similar syntax, but they have very different purposes. Python is a scripting language, it's basically executable pseudocode. There is a ton of libraries available through pip, so whatever you want to do, you can probably just glue together some code in a few minutes and be done with it. It is much older and popular than Nim, so there is a lot of resources for it. On the other hand Python is slow. If anyone tells you that Python can be fast, they are lying and using libraries written in C with Python bindings. Nim is as systems programming language, it is meant for writing proper applications and it is fast. There are fewer resource (there is only one book written for it to date) and it has become stable only recently. It is better when it comes to writing proper applications in, but you have fewer libraries to choose from. Since Nim piggy-backs on C it allows you easily to use C libraries, but you need to be familiar with C in order to use them properly. While the Nim ecosystem is smaller, the community is also cozier. Python is cucked, but so is pretty much anything these days. Not Nim though. Nim takes ideas from a number of languages like C and Python (obviously), but also Lisp, C++ and Ada. Nim is also statically typed (you cannot change the type of a variable). To me Nim feels a lot like "what if we could do C++ all over again, but not even try to be backwards compatible with C syntax?". Personally I find Nim much more interesting than Python as a language. My personal recommendation: for your first language pick something that is easy to learn. I think that due to the large amount of resources Python is a better choice in that regard. You don't have to master every facet, just enough to be comfortable with the ideas behind programming. For your second language you can then pick whatever you need or find interesting. With every new language you learn you will find it easier to learn the next one.
>>2248 >pick something that is easy to learn. Most languages aren't particularily easy to learn though. Even if it's just about learning how to use four different types of brackets (the '(', '[', '{' and '<' symbols, as used in many languages), there are a lot of concepts behind them that everything blows up pretty fast. The syntactic sugar that many languages have also makes things worse. The best "learning" language would be something with next to no special syntax and a semantic that is as straightforward as possible with little special cases. I'm sure you've met countless times those situations where a certain construct (say 'A()') means something in a place but something else in a different one. That doesn't make it good for a "first ever" language. There are actually a bunch of languages with a small syntax and semantics that do not require books to explain all the caveats, but unfortunately they are either "unique" (for a lack of a better word), meaning that when you use a different language the only thing you can reuse are the basic concept of programming rather than code or something else, or "small" to the point that you can't really make something worthwile with it. Some people might argue that by simplifying the language too much one doesn't learn anything, but consider this: when someone is looking for a "first programming language", usually that means that the person doesn't know much about programming at all; wouldn't it be better to teach him the core concepts of writing good programs, instead of wasting time over less important things like the syntax of a specific language? In my personal opinion the "midway point", where you get actual power while not being overwhelmed by useless crap as you learn how to program, is C. That language has a small syntax, at least compared to Python, and most of the time the semantics are intuitive enough that you don't need to read any tutorial or documentation once you understand what a symbol (or combination of symbols) does. As a comparison to show how C is small, consider that Python has different ways of defining a function, while in C you can define a function only in two ways. Python has anonymous lambdas and named functions, methods of classes (which are slightly different than plain functions), functions with optional arguments and/or with keyword arguments; in C you can only have named functions or named functions with variadic arguments. I'd say it's easier to learn this way. I know that manual management of memory is its own can of worms, but if all you need is to learn the basics of how computer works and how programming languages instruct the computer, you don't need to master memory management nor do you need to release your code to the public, so even if you allocate a bunch of memory and forget to release it, nobody will care. Once you get the gist of programming you can just ditch C and move to something else with automatic memory management.

Archiving Discussion Anonymous 12/06/2020 (Sun) 20:54:36 No. 1940 [Reply]
Over the past couple of years I've been using my own technique to put together my own "locally stored google" of sorts. It's nothing complicated, I use the legacy add-on Session Exporter to export my tab history to an html file, and Ctrl+F them anytime I need to find something. I do this periodically while keeping Pale Moon set to remember tabs from the last session, and using FEBE to hold onto any profile underarchived while I start fresh to save memory. Lately I've been trying to use this technique to keep track of all the election related shit from thedonald.win, and I am finding it difficult to keep pace with this method alone. Between the sheer volume of links and media files, and the slowness of archive.is which forces a Jewgle capthca if you try to archive too many links at once, I am left looking for a technical solution that can address my needs. So, let's have a thread about archiving in general. Share your techniques and helpful advice.
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>>2126 I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do or how it looks like but I just make a text file that has all the names of the fragments in the form file '<name of fragment>' one per line and then do ffmpeg -f concat -safe 0 -i files.txt -c copy output.mkv. You may want to look at how youtube-dl handles concatenation of the pieces since it also does it somehow. I remember trying a few different things and this being the one that worked the best, although I'm not convinced it's an ideal way to do it.
>>2063 What a coincidence, I was reading through that book. I want to make a tool to give anons asap.
>he doesn't have his own locally stored google

ThinkPad & Toughbook General Anonymous 04/30/2020 (Thu) 13:10:04 No. 10 [Reply] [Last]
Get any good deals lately? What mods have you done? Do any ricing lately? There is a used buying guide: https://www.bobble.tech/free-stuff/used-thinkpad-buyers-guide You can find information of ThinkPads at the ThinkWiki: https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki And ToughBooks at ToughWiki: http://toughwiki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page You may be interested in replacing your bootloader with libre software: https://www.coreboot.org/ https://libreboot.org/ https://1vyra.in/ (x30 Ivy Bridge only) Some Entertainment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzmm87oVQ6c

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i own x260 and r400. i use x260 a lot when i'm on the go but i'm too lazy to libreboot my r400 so it just sits on my desk.
There is a criminal organization in Brazil using NSO Group's Pegasus to infect devices for hack for hire, to incite terrorism, blackmail people, produce illegal pornography and assist in assassinations. They also have other advanced malware, like UEFI implants and even persistent implants for Kindle and Raspberry Pi. Plus face/voice recognition on every camera and microphone they can get into, in public or private places. Brazil won't do anything to stop them. Only the FBI, CIA and NSA can stop them. There is also the possibility that they were engaged on the hack of Bezos' smartphone. If you know of any security researcher who wants to reverse engineer the exploits they are using, I am more than willing to help them. If you want a story about how they operate, I am willing to work with you to expose them.
>>1725 As a former owner of something like that, not worth it, a pain to use, really just a novelty. If you want to play retro games just find some secondhand CRT monitor and hook it up to your regular computer with a VM or something. I can't really think of anything that you can't get running completely fine on Wine, Wangblows 7/10, or a VM. >>1778 Lucky. Every time I see something like that someone else snags it up.

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Anonymous 05/14/2020 (Thu) 07:03:18 No. 49 [Reply]
Let's all love Lain
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/p2p/ General Anonymous 05/06/2020 (Wed) 02:13:46 No. 23 [Reply] [Last]
Welcome to /p2p/, the dedicated peer-to-peer thread for /tech/ and the bunker for /t/orrentfags. What is P2P? Peer-to-Peer technologies allow decentralized networks to share data. They can be used to bypass oppressive government regulations on speech or to download the latest seasonal anime. What are my options? First and foremost is BitTorrent, a common protocol where files are split into chunks which are then shared via swarm, which works to get everyone a copy. There are many BitTorrent clients out there, and everyone has a personal preference. Some are owned my corporations and full of spyware. It's recommended you use something open source, like Deluge or qBitTorrent. Won't my internet get shut down? If your ISP is cucked then they might, but thankfully there is a solution. Use a VPN! Don't trust any VPNs that advertise all over the place. What is IPFS?

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>>1769 I like the concept but in execution it's underwhelming. You have to add people manually, but because the community is so small people just end up adding the same few 24/7 nodes and joining the same network.
I've got a 2gb file of sought after erotic hypno (S@mB@n) files I want to share, but I don't have the capacity to host/seed a torrent. Where can I easily post it online so others can handle the spreading afterwards?
>>2207 You could try pinning the files on IPFS, but if you're the only node then it will be just as bad for your bandwidth as a torrent. You can try uploading to MegaUpload. I think they accept any file size, and people just use tools to circumvent daily download limits. You could also split the archive into multiple files which are easier to download, but this inhibits spreading.

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Budget storage with tapes in 2020 Anonymous 12/18/2020 (Fri) 20:38:35 No. 2034 [Reply]
I've got a lot of stuff I want to have archived on mediums that will last a long time just sitting around. I'm currently looking at LTO tapes, likely LTO-5 so I can use LTFS on Linux. I'm sort of skimming around ebay to find a cheap drive. Has anyone here ever used tapes and know what would be accessible for a relatively decent desktop? I'm mostly looking for externals as I don't think my case has support for front facing drives, but I do see some trays where a CD drive would be on an older device. For context, this is primarily for a small business's software dev, raw assets, and records down the line. Along side, I'll set some tapes aside for animu and vidya personally, and it's mostly permanence of tapes and the low cost per GB as time goes on. I don't want to spend on software and am hoping that I can get a drive in the 200-300$ range that supports the things I mentioned. Anyone have some insight? Also general tape/data hoarding thread I suppose.
You can use audio cable with most tape recorders. Then you'd just play files as sound. Probably very slow r/w though. Also tapes are not that long lasting if I recall, why not just cd roms, they work great if you dont rw everyday? Also memory cards only decay while reading and writing, so would be a better investment anyways data density wise.
>>2034 Look into half height drives, they are about the length of really old CD-ROM drives while fitting into a single 5.25" bay. I would avoid the external drives, mostly because you find better deals on internal only SAS controllers and cables, and can use the other 3 channels on the cable for drives. External drives are nearly all Fibre Channel, which means optical cables. I would not stick the drive in my main machine for 2 reasons: 1. I love the sound of the tape drive, but after the 2nd hour of non-stop servo motor sounds, it wears on you. 2. The SAS controllers and drives your going to be finding are old datacenter stock where energy use and heat output are an afterthought. Make sure you can find the software to run LTFS on your drive. Even though there's really only 2 manufacturers of these drives, you cannot mix and match that software. For example, all the Quantum, IBM, and HPE drives are all the same, but will only work with each respective software suites. Firmware access is a pain in the ass, if you can even find it. I have an HPE drive, and had to dig out the latest firmware from one of their support DVD's for a ProLiant server, everything else wen't behind a paywall ever since HP split into multiple companies. If your using Linux, you can fall back to plain old TAR and store data that way, but it's a giant pain in the ass keeping track of the data if you don't use some form of library software to keep track of everything, especially if your archives are huge. I use mine mostly for full system images by using a NAS to copy to first, then onto tape so I have 3-2-1 backups. LTFS is really nice, but if your dead set on using a GUI filemanager, you have to turn off thumbnails. I would stick with using the terminal or better yet, midnight commander for transferring data. You can use the files directly off the tape with LTFS, video for example, set your player up with a large precache so it reads the whole file in, you don't want the drive to be seeking when you rewind a few seconds back.
I forgot to add, most SAS controllers are dog slow during the boot sequence, you can easily double the time it takes your system to boot up, even with no drives detected. They are all designed to be in a system that resets once or twice a year, not every day.

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News Thread Anonymous 05/06/2020 (Wed) 01:48:07 No. 21 [Reply] [Last]
Post and discuss the latest in technology happenings. t. Brian Fagioli
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California files to join US Justice Department's Google antitrust lawsuit https://www.cnet.com/news/california-files-to-join-us-justice-departments-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google/ They're in trouble now.
>>1927 A lot of companies already have offices in Texas. Not surprising to see HQs slowly moving there. I'm worried though because the employees they're bringing want to turn Texas into another California with the same policies that ruined it. >>1975 >Shocked to see it's not the official Nintento GameCube adapter that's being supported. I just use the Mayflash adapter which works fine on Linux. It was cheaper, supported both WiiU and PC (and eventually Switch), ended up having 2 ft more cable length than the official adapter, and was more easily available due to Nintendo's retarded philosophy of always under-stocking high-demand products. I wouldn't be surprised if it outsold Nintendo's own adapter. >>1988 >inb4 we repeat the 2001 antitrust suit with Microsoft which they just dropped and "forgot" about after 9/11
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https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube/releases/tag/v0.11.0-beta Not that big of news, but I figure it was well worth sharing as FreeTube can be a damn good alternative to using YouTube or even an invidious instance.

Poz in Tech Anonymous 10/18/2020 (Sun) 10:22:27 No. 1631 [Reply]
General thread for discussing Codes of Conduct and other attempts to take over technology with political aims and enforce behavioral constraints. Point out languages and products that try to force politics on their users. It's become commonplace for tech startups to virtue signal, and for large open source projects to attract users who contribute little in terms of code but demand favorable treatment. Additionally, some have started including political messages in the software itself, or naming releases after issues the developer cares about. Some argue that such constraints and impositions violate the spirit of free software by requiring an agreeable political alignment between developer and user.
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Apigee is a predictive analytics company that did business in the Middle East. 16 employees, received $173 million in funding https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/apigee https://archive.is/tkksU * Chet Kapoor - CEO and BOD. Co-Founder and CIO at Tenzing Global Investors LLC. Former partner of Perry Capital. https://archive.today/y23N4 * Raj Singh - BOD & Founder. * Gregory Brail - CTO * Uday Subbarayan - Director of Software/Founding Member * Scott Regan - VP, Marketing * Sam Ramji - VP Strategy. Microsoft's director of open source and Linux strategy https://archive.is/6Tpm3 https://archive.is/1F6jA * Bob Corey - chairman of audit commitee * Vab Goel - partner in Norwest Venture Partners * Josh Goldman - partner in Norwest Venture Partners * Promod Haque - board member in Norwest Venture Partners More: https://archive.is/TaCRG * Neal Dempsey * Robert Schwartz

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Saudi Arabia bought the UN Office of Counterterrorism. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/12/1959689/0/en/The-United-Nations-Counter-Terrorism-Centre-performed-Cybersecurity-Innovation-Challenge-in-Collaboration-with-OICT-and-AIT.html The UN Counterterrorism Executive Directorate runs Tech Against Terrorism to promote "migration, diversity, social inclusion" and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. https://archive.is/el7c2 Tech Against Terrorism partners include Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter https://blogs.microsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/prod/sites/5/2019/05/Christchurch-Call-and-Nine-Steps.pdf The UN Alliance of Civilizations is a propaganda front for terrorists established by Iran and Pakistan and advised by Russia. Its partners include the Avaaz network and Vartan Gregorian. https://ggwiki.deepfreeze.it/index.php?title=UN_Alliance_of_Civilizations Vartan Gregorian is a Qatari agent who financed Barack Obama's political career and the Weather Underground http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990pf_pdf_archive/205/205714317/205714317_201006_990PF.pdf https://www.wnd.com/2010/06/171429/ his son Raffi Gregorian is deputy at the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/github-regrets-firing-jewish-employee-who-called-trump-incited-mob-nazis/ What are the possible ramifications of Github becoming woke and becoming pozzed? In light of this debacle. It is possible that Github could possibly look into changing it's Company Policy and thus code of conduct >GitHub regrets firing Jewish employee who called Trump-incited mob “Nazis” >GitHub Inc. yesterday apologized for firing a Jewish employee who had urged colleagues to "stay safe" and avoid "Nazis" on the day a mob incited by President Trump stormed the US Capitol. GitHub said it "reversed the decision" and indicated it is trying to hire the employee back. >"Stay safe homies, Nazis are about," the employee, whose identity hasn't been revealed publicly, wrote in an internal Slack chat room on January 6. He was fired two days later, after one "coworker was quick to criticize the employee for using divisive rhetoric" >"I did not know that, as a Jew, it would be so polarizing to say this word," the former employee wrote in a Slack group for Jewish employees shortly "before his corporate accounts got deactivated. The former employee is Jewish and had family who died in the Holocaust >The sacking was reportedly explained by the human relations representative who did the deed, with a “pattern of behavior that is not conducive to company policy.” >The fired employee spoke with TechCrunch last week before GitHub announced its decision to reverse the firing. The man "says he is (((currently seeking counsel to ensure his family is protected, as well as figure out if he can receive damages or some other form of reconciliation"))) and that he ((("is waiting to engage with the company until he has legal representation in place,"))) >The fired employee said he was also threatened with being fired in October when he complained about a lack of (((diversity))) in GitHub leadership. ((("I feel like this could be an opportunity for GitHub to really do a purge and say, 'Do we want white supremacists at this company and how do we get Black leaders into executive management?")))

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Cloudflare Alternatives Anonymous 01/12/2021 (Tue) 03:46:57 No. 2154 [Reply]
What are some alternatives to cloudflare for CDN, DDOS Protection, and DNS management. I am planning to create a website and it seems cloudflare is a great one but I know there shadiness and I know that cloudflare is just one big MITM.
Depends on what you want. If you look up other CDNs then you'll find quite a few. A lot charge by bandwidth usage, which can get expensive fast. If you just want DDoS protection, people sell just that. A lot of them have fine print about controversial content, though. Ironically Cloudflare is most famous for cucking out twice but it seems to be the only instances of them every doing so. There's a bunch of smaller vendors. You can also find a datacenter which provides DDoS protection for your server, although that doesn't help if you actually need a CDN. Then again, few people do. CDNs are really a solution for a problem faced by enterprise who care about engagement metrics and optimizing load times. Most people are using Cloudflare's free plan because it's free and protects them from DDoS and bots.
cope
>>2157 What?

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Grammarly Anonymous 01/01/2021 (Fri) 18:24:33 No. 2102 [Reply]
Should I use Grammarly? I just need to use a grammar checker whenever I become retarded especially when I am writing papers.
Can you run it locally? Is it Free Software? If either of those answer is no, then you should not be using it. > I just need to use a grammar checker whenever I become retarded especially when I am writing papers. Get good at writing. Re-read your writing. Ask another person to look over it. Make sure that person is not just a yes-man.
>>2105 >Ask another person to look over it. Make sure that person is not just a yes-man That's the problem I don't have friends, asking randoms is a bad idea. Writing long and tedious papers is a pain in the ass. I just need a service that would check my writing personality and my grammar. For example my personality involves the usage of unpopular words and simplifying the definition of it.
>>2119 The guy who ran that newspaper around the webring self-hosted some kind of spellchecker software. I believe it was this https://grammark.org/dist/#/

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ChannelChanger Development & Support Anonymous 09/06/2020 (Sun) 18:37:48 No. 1257 [Reply] [Last]
This is the official development and support thread for ChannelChanger. Please request help, post bugs, or offer suggestions here. What is ChannelChanger? A cross-platform, multi-site scraper and importer. It allows anyone to back up a board and then import it to their own website. https://gitgud.io/Codexx/channel_changer What do I need to run this? Python 3.8+ and most of the dependencies listed in requirements.txt. A basic set-up guide is provided in the readme. This software was developed and tested exclusively on Linux. I intend to support both OSX and WIndows. If you use either of these platforms and encounter any issues, please let me know. Can I scrape a board from [site] with this? Probably. There is explicit support for LynxChan, Vichan, and JSChan websites. Some vichan sites may have issues with thumbnails because their APIs do not expose thumbnail extensions; I have added an override but you may need to run two scrapes of boards on some sites to get all of the thumbnails. Vichan's API matches 4chan's with some extensions, so the scraper might work on other sites which clone the 4chan API, but this is untested. Many vichan sites have customized frontends, such as OpenIB, Lainchan, or Kissue. I've tested and confirmed these work, but can't always guarantee full compatibility with each of these, especially if they decide to alter the API or where files are stored. LynxChan sites should work fine, since the direct path for both the thumbnail and the file are in the JSON.

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>>1257 So is the project dead? I was waiting for the importing to Vichan feature, that would allow to archive any Vichan board and make a read-only version.
Pushed an update to rectify an oversight in DB versioning. File hashes were updated but one of the identifier fields was not. >>2099 No, but between the holidays, the main site, the streaming site, and some other projects my hands have been full. I released this when it hit a minimum viable state. I will need to learn the layout of the Vichan database, possibly accounting for the most popular forks. If you are familiar with administrating Vichan servers, please drop me a line. You may be able to expedite the process. >>2125 Are you facing difficulty scraping from Cloudflare protected sites? If so, let me know which sites are causing a problem. Even on a VPN I've been able to take test scrapes from every webring site.

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