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Gentoo Thread - Portage 3.0 Edition Anonymous 09/08/2020 (Tue) 00:35:37 No. 1275 [Reply]
Even in the midst of Corona-chan, Gentoo is still alive. Portage is stabilized to 3.0, removing Python 2.7 support for less bloat: https://archive.vn/zFeCV https://archive.vn/Qv34K https://archive.vn/Dw9Bl Discuss anything Gentoo related here.
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>>1299 Because it's the only way many of them are even capable of being honest with us about how fucking garbage their software is.
Anyone able to have a purely JACK audio setup working? Of what was actually able to use JACK for the audio server it was fantastic, but I always ran into the issue of not enough of what I used would support it. Meanwhile everything adopted pulseaudio in a heartbeat, which I always see errors in dmesg for.
>>3363 I don't think enough software supports jack to get pure only jack setup to work. closest setup I've seen is using alsa loopback devices with apulse.

Misuse of Israeli Surveillance Tech for Massive Violation of Human Rights Anonymous 03/16/2021 (Tue) 09:15:14 No. 2961 [Reply]
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.
>>2961 >Only the FBI, CIA and NSA can stop them. Don't count on that. They'll just take their hacks and use them against 'white suppremacist domestic terrorists'.
You described (((Intel))).
<NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel This article is more than 5 years old >Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis >Only official US government communications protected >Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacy https://archive.fo/UHAQz

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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>he doesn't have his own locally stored google
>>2139 >I want to make a tool to give anons asap you shouldn't. they should learn on their own if they really care about archiving.
basc-archiver for 4chinz wget to download websites web.archive.org for preserving webpages

School Thread Anonymous 02/12/2021 (Fri) 00:30:48 No. 2465 [Reply]
Okay retards, what's the best school for computer science? How is the school you went to better than all the others? And what is the objectively best, top-of-the-line "even if I didn't personally make it in" school in your opinion? Or is your knowledge of computers entirely self-study? What was your course of study? And why did you choose that path? And finally, is there anything you wish you would've done differently while studying computer science?
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Picking a school is complicated and computer science is an outlier among other subjects. It's not quite rigorous enough to be a true engineering discipline, and some people aren't interested in that at all. At the upper end, there's computer scientists who basically just do a subset of math focused around computational limitations, and on the lower end you have glorified "coding bootcamps" that insist learning the basics of a language is enough to "start hacking" and get a job. In general, well regarded institutions of higher learning (including the four mentioned by >>2517) tend to strike a balance. They start students with programming courses and some theory, usually with difficult "weeder" classes, and then those who survive are allowed to continue, at which point the theory gets more in depth but so does the hands-on application of code for real world scenarios. Of course, it's still very sterile and focused on issues that were relevant decades ago. You're unlikely you ever use a stack smashing vulnerability in the real world because most operating systems have mitigations, but it's still a good starting point for learning security vulnerabilities. As far as other "good schools" go, I'd avoid most Ivy Leagues, which are oriented around liberal arts and networking (far more valuable outside of engineering). There's exceptions for MIT and Carnegie-Mellon, but just because Harvard is prestigious overall doesn't mean people hire scientists and engineers from there. As mentioned above, some state schools are pretty good. GeorgiaTech has a good program, especially for Masters students. CalTech is mostly better at other forms of engineering and science, but can hold their own. For that matter, most of the UCs have world class computer science departments, if you can handle living in California for 2-4 years. Of course, every university is pozzed to some degree, so how much worse could it be? If you're actually going to attend then you should consider the cost and the value. The degree itself will not get you a job unless you put in extra time for projects and internships. "Better" schools have better connections and it's easier to get those opportunities and to network. Going to a local school will save you tons of money, though. Out of state or private colleges will take every last cent you will earn for a decade after graduating... if you'll let them. At the very least, consider finding a good community college to attend for the first two years. It no longer has a stigma attached and you'll save tends of thousands. >is there anything you wish you would've done differently while studying computer science? I think I did a lot right, but others didn't. Go to a community college, but be sure to plan your two years out in advance. It's very easy for two years to become four or more, and that's just to get an Associate's and transfer. Don't get stuck there, and don't get depressed when you have to take a lot of general education courses that will bore you to tears. Start doing programming and math right away and then pad your schedule with the general courses wherever they fit. Pick some decent universities and look up which courses transfer where. Another consideration is getting ahead of the curve. SICP is always a great book and MIT and Berkeley still use the material, albeit with a focus on Python instead of LISP. If you can learn to write scripts in Python, do a bit of functional programming in LISP, understand Apply/Eval, and also get some solid understanding of the standard library for C++ or Java then you'll have a much easier time in programming courses later. Honestly, I chose the path because industry is kicking the ladder out from behind them. Every year, it's harder to get a job without a degree from a well-reputed school, and on the other end you have scam artists charging university tuition to teach you for loops in JavaScript and some basic HTML and then they say "cool good luck building websites". At least with a degree you learn how to write actual software, or get the opportunity to find a good internship to beat the right skills into you. But you can't even get an internship without going to a real school. That said, computer science is the easiest subject to self-study because all the contributors are happy to publish their work and recommendations online. Is it a mess of a field? Yes, absolutely. But it's also the one with the most material available. Currently, special interests are trying to undo that, but there's decades of historical material available for free. I think a combination of self-study and a university education, combined with some real world experience on the job, is the best way to hone skills. There's something you can learn from each of them that the others will not teach you. >>2536 I definitely think starting functional first is a great idea. Haskell is a huge learning curve, though. The type system is one of the most rigid out there. Great for building habits but a lot of people can't stick with it. Then again, if you can't stick with that and overcome it, maybe you shouldn't be trusted with weaker type systems. I still prefer LISP, but Haskell has matured a lot. Racket is very modern too, though.
>>2583 You recommend learning LISP anon? I am foot deep in assembly now.
>>2465 best school is the one you know you're gonna graduate from because it doesn't matter. you will learn everything when you start working anyway.

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E Readers Anonymous 07/10/2020 (Fri) 04:26:33 No. 608 [Reply] [Last]
Hello anons, I've been looking for a good ereader to replace my 3rd gen kindle and it'd be good to have a thread to discuss them in general. I've considered devices that are supported by Openinkpot, although they're limited to about 3 devices. Anyone have experience with open ink pot devices?
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>>2689 They are comfy devices, but my biggest issue with nearly all of them is the locked and restricted firmware. The SoCs are light enough to not have much backdoors when compared to other chips, but the software does not allow for any GNU/Linux nor any custom Android ROM. Even then, ARM64 is still too new and niche for developing a proper E-Ink distro. Hardware is also its own issue, as there's little to no repairability for most of them except for any old Kindles and Kobos. Maybe projects like >>693 can help with this, and there's going to be an easier version that uses a Raspberry Pi Pico (although you still need to solder). I do hope there is a free OS for E-Ink tablets, even if it won't support my ereader.
Buy one of those goose neck things that can hold you e-reader in place. Super convenient not having to hold that shit while reading. Likebook Mars masterrace reporting in. 7.8 inches, it's just a tablet you can sideload apps on, and lets you insert an SD card for more storage. It's like $220 I think. Definitely going to upgrade to a large e-reader that's at least 10 inches in the future once I get a job so I can read my chinese hentai comic books without ever having to zoom in.
>>2097 >RGB >when ink works best as CMY ... any how, here is something i posted on 4chan about two months ago(it seemed longer to me...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky-t00ubcU0 [Embed] E Ink shows Color, Flexible, Shelf labels, OTFT and more at SID Display Week 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF52pUyze80 [Embed] Reflective Electrowetting Display by South China Normal University at SID Display Week 2018 I-Zone near absolute peak^, it updates in 3 milliseconds and can do a million color(in my opinion it still needs a fourth layer for K/black... and perhaps(because it might not need it at all) a fifth, sixth and seventh layer for light cyan, light magenta and "light black" to make it able to do CcMmYKk(which i believe should be renamed CMYKcmk)... and its not bistable(would be lovely if it was, it should mean that you could turn it off and the image will remain without using any energy), but that is just me) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjJ2-cdhwMQ [Embed] CLEARink ePaper 2.0 at SID Display Week 2019 the manga that sometimes appears in the video is black butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZSZbplyKKo [Embed] E Ink CEATEC 2019 booth tour, Ricoh 42" white board, Linfiny 13.3", 10.3", Ratta Supernote and more the tech presented on 20:25 onwards would be absolutely lovely to have on keyboard key caps(i think) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo7NNElEu80 [Embed] About the electrowetting display that consumes 3 Watt gimp better start working on that cmyk support (id say it be good if we had the best of both worlds, first the e-paper and in front of it quantum dot pixels so that you can use both cmyk and rgba systems(obviously the e-paper black should be at least as good as the "truer blacks" that is commonly advertised on modern displays, likely something like "Musou Black" or "Black 3.0")) and i must add some recent development i have become aware of... well recently, just right now from the simple search "eink color" on youtube

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Buyers remorse Anonymous 11/22/2020 (Sun) 17:43:52 No. 1834 [Reply]
Holy shit this is slow. I never tried a "green" hard drive before and this is the last time I ever waste my time on these pieces of shit. Ever bought something only to regret it the very moment you started using it? If so what was it?
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>>2716 Toshiba numba wan!
>>2895 I'VE BLUNDERED

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SICP VN Project Anonymous 03/01/2021 (Mon) 19:54:28 No. 2720 [Reply]
Is anyone still interested? I wish to revive this project, and contribute to it if enough people are. I have a plan for the script ready
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There's a "How to LISP Manga" out there y'know? With working examples! But in Jap http://lambda.bugyo.tk/cdr/mwl/
>>2720 I recall a similar project from /prog/ several years ago. I think I saved his videos demoing it, but they're buried deep under the 100k+ files I have in my ~/Pictures/4chan/ directory. Engine was written in MIT-Scheme and I think he was an MIT student himself. >>2853 There does exist a Lisp VN, and that I do know the name of, https://vndb.org/v7754 I have a copy if someone would so like.

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Satoshi's Failsafe Anonymous 02/28/2021 (Sun) 00:06:49 No. 2688 [Reply]

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youtube-dl just got DMCAed Anonymous 10/24/2020 (Sat) 02:51:02 No. 1647 [Reply]
>Main target of the takedown was the youtube-dl project, a Python library that had amassed more than 72k stars on GitHub and was used in many YouTube video ripping tools and services. https://archive.vn/4jDv7 You can still download the latest version via: https://web.archive.org/web/20201022211941/https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/download.html
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lets go bac to the beginning of all this p2p hating on shit. I can. >i wonder if anyone else will acknowledge this and understnad wtf is going on or just play dumb act along and wwait for what to think told you to by your local handler
>>1704 >even though they can't justify why it's fine. Sure they can. "I have nothing to hide". They take this 5 steps further, they mock and ridicule you by calling you egomaniac schizoid. "You think you're so important that they'd want to spy on you?". "Look at the virgin conspiracy theorist"
>>1704 At least recently DDG gotten much better about that sort of trivia stuff. It has a full calculator that it will automatically display and run "11 / 7" or whatever you put. As well as unit conversions, and a few times it's pulled up the wikipedia article (on the side) when I searched something, or the dictionary entry if you search a single word.

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Anonymous 05/14/2020 (Thu) 07:03:18 No. 49 [Reply]
Let's all love Lain
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>install gentoo >OR ELSE
>>49 done
>>269 I hope the people who drew those pictures get bullied into killing themselves. And I hope that you get treatment before it's to late.

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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.
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>>2202 >>2203 Got a box and barely used DDS4 tapes, should I get a drive or just toss them?
>>2432 Depends on how much money you have to spend and if you need cold storage. If you've got some folders you want a backup of, especially if you want to offsite it, then it's hard to go wrong with tape.
>>2432 If you don't mind getting friendly with mt and tar and have a way of keeping track of the data,(printout of tree or [code]ls -lh[code] would work) you should be gold. 5.25 internal drives seem to be dirt cheap, along with the HBA's. You would be dealing with an older, more confusing era of SCSI cabling, but there are Ultra320 pcie HBA's out there that would work on a modern machine.

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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.
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>>2154 The usual answer: stfu and kys it's fucking been 6 years of you 8cuck niggers asking for cuckflare alternatives. there is no need for an alternative. you dont even know what problem you are trying to solve when you install cuckflare >b-but im a retard and it is for the fix the ddos! XDDDD no, it doesn't. kys
>>2305 I'm questioning your inept retardation here, all I wanted to know of there is an alternative to Cloudflare for my business site not some retard that spazzes out buzzwords.
>all I wanted to know of there is an alternative to buzzword for my business site Looks like you're the inept one here, webshitter. >What are some alternatives to cloudflare for CDN, DDOS Protection, and DNS management. >CDN not needed >DDOS protection use a DDOS protection service. if it uses a captcha at the application layer like cloudflare, throw it in the trash >DNS management sounds like some retardation as a service. just get a domain from a registrar and setup some name servers or use one of the 10 billion services that host name servers for you, just not cuckflare

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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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The future of imageboards: Over 9000 server proxies? Anonymous 08/18/2020 (Tue) 08:16:19 No. 1089 [Reply]
Of the new imageboards that launched recently two of them have something in common: Proxies. The new Zchan launched its server normally and proxies their site through a separate sever. This site has a "back door" to its tor hidden service that runs from a proxy on the clearnet. Much like anons using a proxy to evade a ban from a site, entire sites are now using proxies to avoid being banned from the Internet. The effectiveness of this is apparent at a glance. The servers for the main sites have no public IP to know and a much smaller attack surface, and if a proxy gets shut down another one can be spun up faster than relocating a whole server and all of its data. 8chan goes even further by allowing its server to hide on the onion network in case of a major attack or outage. Deplatforming a proxy that doesn't host content is naturally going to be a bit harder than deplatforming a site that does. My question is, is this going to become the status quo for "controversial" sites going into the future? Even a year ago I would have said this was extreme, but the sheer hostility against non-politically correct sites on the Internet, and the willingness of service providers to cave to an angry mob on the basis of emotion has exceeded my worst fever dreams. This is not how the Internet of my youth was supposed to be.
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it's not as bad in yurop but i do like the idea of using proxies to access a chan instance. personally i'm trying to come up with an imageboard client which would just use the json api to load threads. fucky part is writing the part which post on an instance because of the various ways people implement captcha. if captcha issue was resolved it would be trivial to make something like this and if the instance was taken down for example you could just set up another one and it would work out of the box on my (((app))). also yeah - the ui for each instance is different. i'm yet to find an imageboard that is as easy to use as 4chan + 4chanx by default.
>>2062 If you want to support multiple engines then you'll need to handle each of them as a separate case regardless of the captcha. As long as you support the most popular captcha types, you'll cover most boards. >I'm yet to find an imageboard that is as easy to use as 4chan + 4chanx by default. Don't most altchan engines have the same features 4chanx provides via userscript? What's missing?
>>2062 I've seen something like this before, some anon from endchan made a terminal client with several imageboards supported, but the cunt vanished before he finished posting support.

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Whatzapp Anonymous 12/01/2020 (Tue) 15:26:31 No. 1906 [Reply]
So im going through university and the teachers demand we have whatzapp group for our class so they can make announcements and distribute files and such, but as far as i know you need to have the app installed. Is there any way i can go through uni without getting zucked in the ass?
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Or get a free phone from your phone service provider.
I was in a similar situation, i just told my superior who was in charge of forwarding information that internet on my phone doesn't work and without any discussion he began using e-mail or phone calls, just as he was supposed to.
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Honestly if you're at uni, then prepare to get fucked in the ass in even worse ways than whatsapp. But yeah, try what >>1910 said and if that doesn't work then setting up a Matrix homeserver with a bridge for whatever you need is the next best thing, since the bridges usually work on the API/message broker levels, you'll only be giving your messages & presence (and even that can be disabled in the config iirc) to zuck, no unrelated activity tracking etc.

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Cloudflare Bypass Anonymous 08/30/2020 (Sun) 14:57:52 No. 1186 [Reply]
Privacy newbie here. Is there any reliable way to bypass cloudflare? I've been trying to use alternative net services like invidious and searx instances but with 40% of the net behind their service it really limits the options for surfing the internet.
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>>1186 >Is there any reliable way to bypass cloudflare? The best you can do is use add-ons like ublock origin and umatrix to blacklist javascript coming from cdnjs.cloudflare.com.
Cloudflare is a giant fucking MITM attack posing as a service. I don't know that there's any reliable way to counter it, other than avoiding any site that employs its services, which is ~40% of the web at this point.
>>1186 >>1235 >Is there any reliable way to bypass cloudflare? Unless the websites themselves host Tor or other hidden addresses, too bad, you can't. >invidious and searx I believe some instances have Tor sites. Find them yourself. For invidious, you could just use youtube-dl on youtube itself for the video. (youtube-dl also supports socks5 proxies if you need it) >Can anybody give more alternatives/mirrors to websites under cloudflare then? You can also archive the pages you want to browse. This way the archives render the cloudflare page, and you can browse the archive. If any of this isn't possible, just use Tor, a VPN provider, or some other proxy to browse a cloudflare service from some other location. Depending on the website settings, this will be a lot more work (either blocked, more captchas, etc) but you maintain more privacy if you do this correctly. (Obviously do your own research on how Tor and proxies affect privacy.)

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