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/t/ech Questions and Support

Bring all your hardware, software and other troubles here.

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Consumer Advice

Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.

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/t/ - Technology

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/ http://www.logicalincrements.com/ If you can't find what you're looking for and still need help, post in the tech questions sticky. Looking to switch over to GNU/Linux? Don't know where to start? http://linuxnewbieguide.org/ http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major https://www.linux.com/learn/new-user-guides You can search the catalog for a specific term by using: https://8chan.moe/t/catalog.html Always check the catalog before creating a thread. To use the Code tag, book-end your body of code with: [code] and [​/code] This is a SFW board; however, NSFW (Nudity, gore, etc.) material may be uploaded so long as it is spoilered. If you are browsing at work or similar, assume spoilered images are not safe for work. If you see any posts that break the rules, please report them. Thanks!

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20GB Intel leak

Some internal stuff from Intel leaked recently, with the leaker mentioning more to come. Contents of this leak (according to the leaker): >Intel ME Bringup guides + (flash) tooling + samples for various platforms >Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Reference Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with full history) >Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader stuff)) SOURCES >Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms >Various Intel Development and Debugging Tools >Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms >Various roadmaps and other documents >Binaries for Camera drivers Intel made for SpaceX >Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform >(very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos >Intel Trace Hub + decoder files for various Intel ME versions >Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code >Some Verilog stuff for various Xeon Platforms, unsure what it is exactly. >Debug BIOS/TXE builds for various Platforms >Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip) >Intel Snowridge / Snowfish Process Simulator ADK >Various schematics >Intel Marketing Material Templates (InDesign) >Lots of other things Original source: t dot me/exconfidential/590 https://mega.nz/folder/CV91XLBZ#CPSDW-8EWetV7hGhgGd8GQ/folder/vF9TyB6Z magnet:?xt=urn:btih:38f947ceadf06e6d3ffc2b37b807d7ef80b57f21&dn=Intel%20exconfidential%20Lake%20drop%201

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Programming Thread: Up and Running Edition

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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Open Source Licenses

What licenses do you anons use? I use personally like BSD 3

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UNBLOAT THE INTERNET

here is some GOPHER tools https://bitbucket.org/SSS8555/ G6 documentation: https://bitbucket.org/SSS8555/acid/downloads/G6_project.7z Link for normies: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85198 ------------ plans to implement on G6 protocol: 1. requests for line ranges (DONE) 2. CRC32 in requests to prevent sending filest in cache http://mdfs.net/Info/Comp/Comms/CRC32.htm 3. bookmarks for specific lines and link to them 4. requests for line ranges relative a bookmark (DONE) 5. user filling forms (DONE) 6. LOW-END G6-BROWSER FOR COMPUTERS WITH 15KB MEMORY (DONE) 105. server side text formating for different video modes/devices 106. PICTURES IN TEXT? 206. rave style openGL client (done: gopher://qcyjtksieyhjejyxff7itxk236icwchlateva7lv7vk6dztnld4m6tid.onion/1/ )

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E Readers

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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Invidious development halting

https://omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-from-open-source https://archive.fo/78QBm https://web.archive.org/web/20200801221530/https://omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-from-open-source Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host. The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward. At the time of this writing, the main Invidious instance has roughly 35,000 users. It's difficult for me to even begin to think of those as actual people, and not just a number. At that level, the amount of feedback I receive, which I would consider rather small in comparison to others I've seen, is overwhelming. It's demoralizing not being able to respond to all of it properly. Even more so when I've received something that deserves an involved response, but I haven't had the time to reply, which counter-intuitively means the best comments are least likely to receive any response. To echo antirez: it's crushing not being able to be "there" for people. Lately, I've felt myself withdraw much more in return. For any project though, especially something that requires maintanence, it's difficult to actually "unplug" and mentally recharge. Turning off notifications has helped, but it's definitely taken its toll. For any project of a certain size, it's more important for the lead to be a manager more than a developer. As an example, it's mostly well-known that Linus Torvalds hardly does any coding anymore. At that point working on a side-project becomes a job, and not one I particularly enjoy. If I had known that I would've ended up in that position on a passion project, I'm curious if I would have made it open-source, or started working on it at all. In either case, I consider myself extremely lucky to have people that can manage the project in future, and can only imagine what it would be like for someone without that luxury. I can't help shake the feeling that somewhere, the software I use is being developed solely by volunteers who would rather quit, but don't have the ability to say "no". This post has been delayed for that very reason, especially when so many people have given so much, and I feel they deserve a proper goodbye. At this point though, I can't find the strength to leave on better terms. I don't want this to read like I somehow feel underappreciated or underpaid. I'm not motivated by praise or money. After working on the same thing for three years, I'm just tired and ready to move on. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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User-respecting websites

Are there any notable websites left that would respect the user's right even to some degree? My criteria are quite simple: 1. The website must not require javascript to work properly. It's fine to have extra functionality that requires javascript, but the main purpose of the site should be implemented without requiring javascript. 2. The website must allow Tor users and other proxy users. 3. The website must not require the user to give his name, address, phone number or any other identifying detail. In other words, the website must allow pseudo-anonymity. I can think of very few such websites: 1. cock.li allows you to create e-mail addresses, although the webmail doesn't work, but you can use your own e-mail client instead. 2. Some smaller imageboards work. 3. Search engines like duckduckgo and sometimes Startpage work. Although Startpage has been more frustrating lately. A lot of forums require registration, which is not new, but nowadays they require the user to pass google recaptcha v3, which does not work at all without javascript, and even with javascript it often just gives a never-ending list of traffic lights. invidio.us works without javascript, but the comment section doesn't really work, and you obviously cannot upload videos that way. Bitchute allows you to watch videos if you already have the channel URL and do some RMB+Q magic, but the main page is practically unusable without javascript, and registration requires recaptcha v3. None of the social media sites fit the criteria, obviously.

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LaTeX

Although not entirely in the spirit of /t/, let's talk a bit about this typesetting tool. What do you use it for? Do you like using it? Encountering any problems? What program do you use? I mainly use it for my academic reports, since it works very well with formulae and chemical reactions. Anything else would be an abstract horror, so to say. I have been using TeXworks+JabRef, and have mostly been satisfied with the results - except for the occasional hiccup like the formula above. The only drawback is that there is not a proper dark theme, so it gets a little straining on the eyes sometimes.

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Tor Discussion

So, what's so bad about Tor? >it's a honeypot Not really, I have done extensive research into this and the only people caught on it were dumb fucks who made OpSec mistakes. Plus, the only people championing this point are schizos who use VPN services or set up their own VPN, or even just use their plain ISP-given IP address, all of which are way riskier than using Tor. If you're concerned about onion links being honeypots, then set up your own. It's one of the easiest things in the world to do. >it's slow Fair enough. >a lot of sites block it Yeah, and a lot of sites are fags anyways, a lot of sites are also using ReCatapha and require phone verification and use Cloudflare or AWS. Sites have been against privacy for a long time and are banning VPNs too. >it's operated by sjws&trannies Literally everything is now, including VPN services and ISPs, there is no escape unless you want to fully disconnect from the internet and live in a cabin in the woods, which considering people are still using this site, I don't see happening. Also, the directors are known privacy-advocates. >firefox Firefox is rapidly becoming a shit browser for privacy, yes, Chromium is worse, "Ungoogled" Chromium is still Chrome garbage, same with Brave, alternative Firefox builds are usually outdated, and Opera is blatantly spyware. Meanwhile, Tor usually strips out all the tracking that Firefox tries to push in new releases. >relays and nodes operated by governments Which is more of a reason to get more people using Tor so more people can set up nodes and relays aside from government interference. Not opening this to start an argument or a bash on how bad Tor is or just to simply praise Tor, I want a discussion, because most points about Tor being bad for privacy are easily debunked and usually only used by schizos and I want to ensure my personal privacy.

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Linus Tech Tips actually covered TempleOS

Now I've fucking seen everything. https://youtu.be/LtlyeDAJR7A

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Colorimetry

I'm trying to learn colorimetry. In particular, I want to calculate CRIs from spectrographs of a light source. However, all the CIE documentation is fragmented all the fuck over the place so I don't even know which piece of documentation I need, and it's also all paywalled. Anyone have any good colorimetry sources?

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Lynxchan customization

Post bits and pieces of JS and CSS here that you use to make browsing imageboards running Lynxware more enjoyable. On 8moe I use the following CSS: @media only screen and (max-width: 812px) { .uploadCell { margin: 0.25em 1em 0.25em 0.5em; float: none; } .multipleUploads { float: left; width: 100%; } .postInfo, .opHead, .divMessage, .panelUploads, .panelIp, .panelProxyIp, .contentOmissionIndicator, .labelOmission, .labelId, .panelASN { font-size: 80%; } .innerPost{ width:auto!important; } .innerPost, .markedPost { display: inline-block; padding: 0.25em; max-width: 100%; } #threadList { margin: 0; } iframe { display: block; width: 100%; } .divPosts { margin: 1em 0!important; } } This basically cancels out the responsive layout so the look of the board is consinstent when dealing with different windows/screen/fontsizes. It's probably a really retarded way to do it as it just overrides the stuff in the media query with the default values. But I'm glad I got rid of it at all. .theme_win95 #divThreads .title { background:linear-gradient(90deg, darkblue, lightskyblue)!important; color:white!important; } This turns the Windows 95 theme into Windows 98 SE. I've made a few more adjustments but I think fucked up other stuff in the process (focusing a post makes it all blue). The starting point was the gradient making everything less readable so I changed some of the colors. .labelCreated { display: inline!important; } .theme_win95 #divThreads .title { background:linear-gradient(90deg, darkblue, lightskyblue)!important; color:white!important; } .theme_win95 .extraMenuButton, .theme_win95 .hideButton, .theme_win95 .linkQuote, .theme_win95 .linkSelf { color: white!important; } .theme_win95 .panelBacklinks>a { color:gold!important; } .theme_win95 .labelSubject { color:orange; } .theme_win95 .noEmailName{ color:White!important; background: transparent!important; } .theme_win95 .linkName { color: cyan; }

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News Thread

Post and discuss the latest in technology happenings. t. Brian Fagioli

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The Pinephone

>what is the Pinephone It's an open hardware phone that runs specialized Linux distros with touch friendly DEs, you can also just install arch and dwm on it if you're insane. >muh privacy The phone has hardware switches that allow you to physically disconnect privacy infringing peripherals. >muh repairability Pine64 sells all spare parts for the phone, display module is 30$ for example. Battery is the same as a Samsung j700 and extremely cheap. >muh touch screen Pine64 is developing two keyboard cases. One is a clamshell PDA style, and the other is a slide out kb like the n900. They integrate directly into the phone since they will replace the backplate. >muh peripherals It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which doubles as a UART port. It also has a set of pogo pins on the back that exposes an I2C bus. Charging is done through USB-C which also doubles as display out and OTG. >muh shady company Pin64 is not a company as such. It's a community run project where an entrepreneur from HK supplies hardware, and the community gets to buy it at very low cost and do whatever they want. They donate much of their earnings to open source projects, and use the rest to develop new devices. >full specs and more info https://www.pine64.org/pinephone/ >wiki https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/PinePhone >schematics http://files.pine64.org/doc/PinePhone/PinePhone%20v1.2%20Released%20Schematic.pdf >store: currently selling the ubports community edition, where pine donates 10$ to ubports foundation per sale. https://store.pine64.org/?product=pinephone-community-edition-ubports-limited-edition-linux-smartphone

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EARN/LEAD acts

Is there any steganographic encryption/Tor/etc. out there I can use when this "let's ban encryption!" bullshit gets passed? Because let's be honest, they're eventually going to pass it, just like every other bullshit legislation they always eventually want to pass.

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Linus Tech Tip

Have you taken the linus tech tip yet, mateys? it's a tough tip to swallow! linus tech tips was founded in 2008 by Sir Linus Techtip, who presents and narrates the attached video. Forget red and blue pills, linus tech tips are the way of the future. Video related. Please leave your questions, comments, and concerns below about this radical new paradigm of thinking! Swallow the linus tech tip today! Red pills are for fedora fucking wearing faggots, blue pills are for the ignorant masses. Ignore the other le epin /pol/ maymays, this one is the readl deal.

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/p2p/ General

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? IPFS: The Interplanetary File System us a protocol designed to help decentralize the web as a whole. It works like a distributed filesystem where you can pin files you like and others can access them. https://ipfs.io/ What is I2P? I2P is similar to IPFS in that it is a distributed network which holds files and other information for access outside of regular channels. Entire websites can be mirrored and accessed via I2P. https://geti2p.net/ This thread is for discussion, questions, and recommendations regarding peer-to-peer technologies and filesharing. You may also offer, request, or trade invites to trackers. Also consider this the /tech/ Share Thread.

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Let's all love Lain

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ThinkPad & Toughbook General

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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrrEuHiQjN2CUo84g5tk7w

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Audiobooks download

Where to download audiobooks for free?

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Archive.org may be going down soon. There's a lot of stuff in there, since this includes the wayback machine too. What would be the most essential stuff to keep from it? Personally I know some old PC games that have become abandonware and are impossible to find (at least the demos) linger there. I'm sure anon knows about another important thing.

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Flatpak and Friends

What's your opinion on the concept of these newfangled package managers having sandboxing, enabling backwards compatibility and having a one-build-fits-all-distros mentality? Is it bloat, or the right way to go about solving such problems? Personally, I use Flatpak to handle games, so my system doesn't actually have any 32 bit libraries installed by my distro's package manager, anything 32 bit's managed entirely by Flatpak, separate from everything else. As well as isolating propietary software, since most games are, and Steam too. Since I don't use programs with Qt 5 much, I've decided to get rid of the ones I've installed natively and installed the ones I do need on Flatpak, that way I can get rid of Qt 5 as well.

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Good Microphone for VA?

Hey guys, I'm starting to get into voice-acting, and it's honestly something that I've been wanting to do for a long, long time, so now that I have the money and the time, I wanted to really dive into it. Problem is, I am very inept when it comes to audio technology. I'm doing my best to try and learn about the different kinds of mics, and how to hook them all up, i.e. XLR vs. USB, audio interfaces, etc., and it's SORT OF making sense, but really, there's just a kind of overload of information online. Can you guys just help me decide on a good microphone for voice-acting, even entry-level? I have a Blue Snowball iCE right now, but I'd really like something more professional, even if I have to spend a couple hundred. Thoughts? Recommendations? Two that've caught my attention so far are the Shure Beta 58a and the MXL 990, but I don't want to make a shitty purchase and regret it.

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Is this setup fine? >Working on PC like normal >PC starts whirring like the ball bearing's going out on the fan mounted to the stock block >Start to replace 80mm case fans, only to awaken to the sound of "WHIIRRRR" after compiling FFMPEG. >then I install a Be Quiet Shadow Rock LP with a Noctua Redux fan and the computer refuses to boot claiming "system fan failed" after the boot logo >then I replace the fan with a Noctua A12x25 while also adding a Noctua A9 to the rear I am wondering if I'll have issues with this setup? My concern is that the ATX12V port is under the heatsink, requiring me to bend the cable when the heatsink is in. This is the only way to fit the cooler since in the proper direction (hovering over the RAM), the pipes will bump into the chipset heatsink, making mounting that way impossible.

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onion site

what is the real benefit to using 8chan's hidden service if the connection isn't TLS encrypted? why shouldn't i just use Tor to browse https://8chan.se instead of the onion link

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Prophet Terry A. Davis

>After a delicious breakfast, you go to your cozy room and you sit down on your bed to boot up your favorite linux distro on your Thinkpad laptop. >Feeling kinda tired, you close your eyes for one second. However, when you open them again you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a busy street in rush hour. The people walking right past you seem too busy to care. They all strangely feel like NPCs from videogames. All but one. A strange grey-haired man with sunglasses walks straight towards you and offers you a bible. >"come with me if you want to code with God"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnw_emcvrPs ... >"The Unix is an operating system, Anon. That system is our enemy. When you’re inside, you look around. What do you see? MIT niggers, Shit Programmers, Linux Fans, Atheists. The very minds of the people we are trying to Enlighten. But until we do, these niggers are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to hear God. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. Were you listening to me, Anon, or were you looking at the blackest retard gorilla nigger? (You) : I was… >"Look again. Freeze it." (You) : This…this isn’t the Unix? >"No. It’s another operating system I built. I was choosen by God to make this system his temple and I was given divine intellect. It is called TempleOS. Its training program is designed to teach you one thing. If you are not one of us, you are one of them. (You) : What are they?" >"CIA niggers. They don’t believe in God and can glow in the dark. Anyone that does is potentially an agent. They are everyone and they are no one. I have survived by running them over, you can see them when you’re driving. They are programming shit code everywhere, which means that sooner or later, someone is going to have to fight them." (You) : Someone ? >"I won’t lie in front of God, Anon. Every single man or woman who has ever programmed, Everyone who has wrote a line of code, they are all shit. But where they have failed, you will succeed." (You) : Why? >"I’ve seen MIT niggers that don’t understand what a single address map is. Their mind is crunched into a narrow blinder by the CIA and they can only imagine the Unix address map. Because of that, they will never be as smart or as divine as you can be." (You) : What are you trying to tell me, that I can build an entire OS and compiler? >"No Anon. I’m trying to tell you, that you too can be the smartest programmer who ever lived."

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Let's talk about encryption

Which encryption software, standards, algorithms, etc do you think are most resistant to attack? Which ones are crackable or have already been cracked by local law enforcement, FBI, NSA, etc? Is plausible deniability in encryption important (e.g. VeraCrypt)? What are some good tips for encrypting hard drives, files, and other volumes? No CP, just mudercube and /k/ shit in minecraft which may not abide by the minecraft EULA

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https://usesthis.com/

I found an interesting look site which interviews people asking them what hardware/software they use for their life/work/projects. There are some interesting people on there like Bram Moolenaar (https://usesthis.com/interviews/bram.moolenaar/), this lady who has some godtier taste (https://usesthis.com/interviews/alice.maz/), and plenty of faggots. Maybe you'll find some interesting work setups or you can share your Windows 10 + Beats by Dre. setup.

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thonk

why tf are there two tech boards also nice original /tech/ revive. Have a thonk