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/tech/ - Technology Anonymous 01/03/2016 (Sun) 17:52:28 [Preview] No. 125 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of technology, both software and hardware.

Wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/
IRC: #/tech/, #InfinityNow and #endchan on irc.rizon.net - https://qchat.rizon.net/

NSFW files are only allowed if they are spoilered. Tech support, consumer advice and desktop/ricing threads are all allowed for now.

All rules and policies are open for discussion in this thread.

Related boards:
>>>/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction
>>>/lv/ - Libre Vidya
>>>/markov/ - bot hell
>>>/os/ - Online Security
>>>/t/ - Torrents/trackers
Edited last time by ring on 06/14/2017 (Wed) 23:18:55.
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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:30:17 [Preview] No. 7967 del
I added /cyber/. I can't change the image.

Anonymous 02/13/2017 (Mon) 08:51:08 [Preview] No. 8015 del
i r8 10/10

Anonymous 04/04/2017 (Tue) 03:46:54 [Preview] No. 8234 del
Which distro? I tried 8 or so distros and they all have problems on my laptop. Mainly dpi scaling on my 2k screen. Otherwise, many of them are great. I was looking at Ubuntu Budgie but there was not UI scaling option. Unity seems to have the best scaling and the GUI is all over the place. Icons are too small so I make them bigger but the text underneath is still tiny. Modal dialogs scale oddly. I compare this to running Ubuntu on my desktop(1080p). Which distro do you recommend for a 14 inch 2k laptop screen?

Anonymous 04/07/2017 (Fri) 05:08:24 [Preview] No. 8252 del
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fuck, you just had to remind me it was dead
RIP the only good polling webapp, and the only constructive thing /s4s/ ever made

Anonymous 06/11/2017 (Sun) 02:34:36 [Preview] No. 8549 del
Put >>>/t/ in sticky plz

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Anonymous 06/28/2017 (Wed) 14:13:05 [Preview] No. 8768 [Reply]
/g/ is building an OS

It's a riced out, gentoo based desktop distro

Has a nice low ram footprint

irc.rizon.net #cloveros
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Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 06:55:47 [Preview] No. 8783 del
I'ma a basic bitch ubuntu user. Any reason I should switch is it an easy install?

Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 07:09:41 [Preview] No. 8784 del
*nicer than mint.

I like the idea it is cooler than a 4chan android app which you figure would be called Clover. I have a feeling that redditors will like this more than the users.Now the problem is reddit adopting this model.The next thing you know all of the respectable developers and shit have moved to Narwhal OS
The trendies would turn open source into liberal acceptance. Postulating cucks that downgrade packages that are not libraries because they are hatespeach. Shitheads just breaking their system by only having libraries installed because they think it means liberal.

For this though in the spirit of shitposting a cool mod would be a launcher with keybindings. The goal would be pressing F5 to trigger the package manager update/upgrade.

Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 09:29:05 [Preview] No. 8785 del
For a start, they need to drop KDE, it's just a fucking mess now, this isn't 2004 any more, KDE and QT a shit. They need a proper GTK theme package that will give them a consistent feel through all desktops. For instance, that mate theme is just the default Menta, the gtk colour scheme is putrid and the icons are the decades old defaults. Again same issue with the fonts used. #! used to have a package that kept defaults in an /opt folder and then copied them into a users home and assign ownership with a simple script.

Also, it looks like two different KDE desktops there. I thought the one with the "kde" filename was lxde for a moment.

Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 11:03:58 [Preview] No. 8786 del
You can see everything it does here: https://github.com/chiru-no/cloveros/blob/master/livecd_build.sh

And there's the repo configuration to build all the cloveros packages

It is easy to install, see >>8772

Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 13:36:10 [Preview] No. 8788 del
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>It has plank


>One can emerge tor, i2p and freenet


>Pics related

Lookin good thus far.

>There's no systemd/pulseaudio in the repo. It's completely poetterfrei.


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Anonymous 06/26/2017 (Mon) 19:39:09 [Preview] No. 8759 [Reply]

What the fuck I've just watched

Anonymous 06/26/2017 (Mon) 19:44:12 [Preview] No. 8760 del
wtf I love privacy now

Anonymous 06/26/2017 (Mon) 21:21:30 [Preview] No. 8761 del
I hope when we reinvent the web we mitigate all this.

Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 12:13:06 [Preview] No. 8787 del
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I had to receive an Android phone for work that I per order cannot root, and god damn. The propriety. I think I'm actually plunging into clinical depression. I want to build a doghouse for this fucking thing so I may have a place for it other than bringing it into my home. Maybe a vacuum capsule out of lead hanging from a newton meter over a pit of salt.

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

OSX Fork (pic related)


odilitime 06/28/2017 (Wed) 23:09:33 [Preview] No. 8777 del
just added a font file cache commit to my repo. New to this newer C++ stuff. Save .5s on a 6.5s DOM (large endchan thread)

Anonymous 06/29/2017 (Thu) 04:22:42 [Preview] No. 8781 del
Already gave my opinion on lainchan.org: should have more focus on privsep, sandboxing, W^X, non-deterministic PRNG (arc4random) and, maybe, formal proof and verification (easier with dependent-type language and a model with UML).

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Linus Torvalds: Free Software Foundation "insane crazy people" Anonymous 09/05/2016 (Mon) 01:53:19 [Preview] No. 6644 [Reply]

We all knew it. Now Linus said it.

In a mailing list discussion about GPL enforcement, Torvalds touches on the pitfalls of involving lawyers in GPL disputes and argues for the superiority of the open source approach, stating: "the people who have created open source and made it a success have been the developers doing work - and the companies that we could get involved by showing that we are not all insane crazy people like the FSF."

Thoughts? Butthurt?
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Anonymous 06/24/2017 (Sat) 09:33:34 [Preview] No. 8595 del
>Whoever uses GPL is essentially delegating their rights to FSF for more systematic enforcement (that is, monetary backup incase you want to sue someone for not giving back the code).

This is not true, merely using the GPL does not give the FSF any rights over your code, or what anyone does with it. It's only if your programme becomes part of GNU that they request you delegate rights.

Anonymous 06/24/2017 (Sat) 21:55:43 [Preview] No. 8606 del
>All he wants is a way to make the Linux kernel proprietary
He just wants to stick with the GPLv2 because of feuds with some free software people (and not even the FSF staff).
When tivoization appeared people proposed a new draft of the GPL (v3) the license wasn't even a year old draft and Torvalds read it and immediately removed the + of the GPLv2 license that was at that time the license (most of the drivers are still GPLv2+ tho).
What happened are actually linux kernel developers who protested to Torvalds.
Torvalds told them to BTFO because the "draft" GPLv3 license was horrible.
And shit discussions stacked itself for at least two or three weeks until we got the actual State of things where Torvalds don't want to talk about or with free software people.

But he's right about one thing the two or three SJWs in the FSF are crazy and should be impeached for the shit they might steer.

nah he's just a stubborn idiot guy who holds a decade old grudge because of a draft license.

>GPL is Marxist shit and the FSF has done nothing ever asides from try to spread their control over free software

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Anonymous 06/27/2017 (Tue) 10:58:21 [Preview] No. 8763 del
> Did anyone in this thread ever read the GPL?
You expect people to READ? Are you fucking crazy? Reading is the new latin. Plebs want everything video. 20 minutes or less, preferably.

Anyway, even if you know latin I recommend watching some Eben Moglen. He's one of the primary lawyers behind GPLv3 and explains it and the whole commercial software, software freedom and copyleft very well
https://youtube.com/watch?v=UneYZikN85Q [Embed]

Anonymous 06/28/2017 (Wed) 10:00:39 [Preview] No. 8765 del
Linus is right. It's stupid to waste so much time on license political shit. It's not only a distraction but outright demoralizing. One reason (but not the only one) I left Debian for OpenBSD is that the mailing list is actually focussed on technical stuff, and not so much political garbage. Politics attracts the worst class of people, the ones with an agenda to push and the brainwashed useful idiots. In OpenBSD they don't get any traction, they will be told to fuck off unless they have actual solid code or other real contribution.

Anonymous 06/28/2017 (Wed) 10:15:26 [Preview] No. 8766 del
Open source goes back a lot farther than FSF. In the 70's there was an organization called People's Computer Company that started publishing free (PD) software in source code form. They're the same ones who are responsible for Dr. Dobb's Journal, the longest-running most technical journal in the history of computing, with lots of free code for anyone to use as they wish.

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can't download files to disk from sankakucomplex Anonymous 06/12/2017 (Mon) 17:08:17 [Preview] No. 8550 [Reply]
Kind /tech/nologists

A week or so ago I can't download images with the Tor Browser from sankakucomplex.

How is this even possible?

I can load the full size image in my browser, so it is in the memory, but when I try to download it to disk, it just creates a ~5.5kB broken file. Is this some new Firefox browser feature? How can the server owner have the right what I do with data that's already in my RAM? Is this some kind of new DRM? Please enlighten me. You can be as technical as you want to be, I'm a gentooman, I'm just not up to date about browser technology.

I await your answers with interest and a held beck REE if my worst fears prove to be right.

p.s.: on a second thought is this a Cloudlare-wide thing?

p.s.2: I can still download images from other Cloudflared sites like 4chan, 8ch
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Anonymous 06/14/2017 (Wed) 18:29:10 [Preview] No. 8559 del
Works for me with tor browser on linux with js disabled.
I just pressed Ctrl + S

Anonymous 06/14/2017 (Wed) 23:58:01 [Preview] No. 8560 del
and reduce your anonymity set to 0

Anonymous 06/19/2017 (Mon) 20:57:02 [Preview] No. 8569 del
I use kproxy.com to access sankakucomplex with Tor... it just works.
I don't know the answer for your question, but I have no problem with links2 on this site.

off-topic: check out kitten_sophie tag.

Anonymous 06/21/2017 (Wed) 06:52:09 [Preview] No. 8574 del
source for that loli OP?
She's from some visual novel right?

Anonymous 06/27/2017 (Tue) 11:16:20 [Preview] No. 8764 del
No. She's from a series of pics by as109.

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Anonymous 06/24/2017 (Sat) 11:58:04 [Preview] No. 8597 [Reply]
I'm using bspwm. I already have sxiv and I don't want to install feh just so I can set up a desktop background. Is there any way I can set it with X alone ?

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Anonymous 06/24/2017 (Sat) 16:02:09 [Preview] No. 8599 del
xsetroot or bgs (github.com/gottox/bgs)

Illumos-based OSes Anonymous 10/31/2016 (Mon) 18:30:36 [Preview] No. 7226 [Reply]
Anyone using or dabbling in an Illumos-based OS like OpenIndiana?

After 10 years of using Linux (though I used OpenSolaris a little here and there before Oracle killed it), I've been using OpenIndiana as my daily driver.

On the surface, it's a lot like using any Linux distro with MATE. I have access to most* of the tools I'm accustomed to like gcc, TeXLive, Firefox, and VLC.

I'm really not familiar with the under-the-hood features of the OS that come from Solaris, like DTrace and Zones. On the other hand, I never used systemtap or LXC on Linux, either.

OpenIndiana will be putting out updated installation .isos in the near future. In the meantime, you can install with one of the currently available isos and update. If you want to try OI in a virtual machine, be sure to allocate plenty of RAM. 2048MB minimum.


*With the exception of Tor Browser Bundle, which I'd love to have on OI.
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Anonymous 11/05/2016 (Sat) 06:01:44 [Preview] No. 7300 del
Ok, let's just get into it for a moment:

"The first part of the Solaris code base to be open sourced was the Solaris Dynamic Tracing facility (commonly known as DTrace), a tool that aids in the analysis, debugging, and tuning of applications and systems. DTrace was released under the CDDL on January 25, 2005 on the newly launched opensolaris.org website.[15] The bulk of the Solaris system code was released on June 14, 2005. There remains some system code that is not open sourced, and is available only as pre-compiled binary files."


So, the point is: the original code is not on Illumos. Part of the code has been released, but many parts has been re-engineered, that's what Indiana Project is, to reconstruct Solaris, open source.
What's your point?
I was wrong in some parts, yes. And you are wrong too.

>I knew exactly who you were.
Of course you knew, I'm the only one fag that still post in here! I don't bother hidding my typing style from you people, I know you know it's me when I type.

>over and over and over.
actually I only discuss openbsd here with you, it seems. Most part of the threads here I don't even mention openbsd.
But, yeah, I really support the project because: FSF take hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. OpenBSD guys can't even pay for the energy, and they contributed for computing security equally or more than linux dudes in many areas. Redhat and Cisco, for example, use OpenSSH on their systems and don't even donate some coins. Don't you think it's ridiculous? FSF deffend transgender fags and take mountains of money, OpenBSD do hard on security community and can't even pay for the fucking energy.

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nntpchan user 11/07/2016 (Mon) 10:39:27 [Preview] No. 7312 del
tbph, you two should do a benchmark contest. post & compete services to see who outperforms the other.

then have a crack-me bet: offer a den of crackers some bitcoins to crack your services, and see how they sustain all the attacks.

then come back to this thread with all the results.

far better use of your times.

Anonymous 11/07/2016 (Mon) 12:37:50 [Preview] No. 7315 del
>implying they actually know how to use unix

Anonymous 11/07/2016 (Mon) 12:45:33 [Preview] No. 7317 del
*nix. I don't think they have copies of UNIX or want to benchmark such an ancient thing.

still willing to bet DOS will still beat them.

Anonymous 11/08/2016 (Tue) 16:16:57 [Preview] No. 7327 del

>offer a den of crackers some bitcoin
>some bitcoin
>1 BTC = 712 USD

Front the cash or take your ridiculous idea and insert it into your faggot ass.

Remove feature = fix a bug Anonymous 11/09/2016 (Wed) 00:10:59 [Preview] No. 7328 [Reply]
>did not remove metadata from images embededed in PDF documents
>been fixed in version 0.5.2-3+deb8u1. This update disables PDF support in MAT entirely.
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Anonymous 11/09/2016 (Wed) 13:59:53 [Preview] No. 7337 del
>jpg's from a pdf
You might as well just make bunch of PNGs. Not like it's bad.

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Anonymous 06/06/2017 (Tue) 01:27:36 [Preview] No. 8541 del
>I don't think they have enough people interested on MAT development... it's a really useful tool, though.
From https://mat.boum.org/
>Current status
>The MAT maintenance and development is currently on hold, mostly for health reasons. I might go back to it at some point in the future.
>The current version might have bugs, and doesn't work on Python3: Please avoid using it.

Anonymous 06/10/2017 (Sat) 16:55:19 [Preview] No. 8547 del
when you're so bloated, you use more bloat to trim the files produced by bloatware

Anonymous 06/10/2017 (Sat) 17:09:28 [Preview] No. 8548 del
>asks if you want to make an archive of files that you can not clean in the program.
useless feature

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irc Anonymous 06/19/2017 (Mon) 20:56:16 [Preview] No. 8568 [Reply]
Why are there no good irc channels for tech and general banter on tor ? i2p has #salt.

Anonymous 06/19/2017 (Mon) 21:50:57 [Preview] No. 8570 del
What? You mean an onion irc address? You can just use regular irc with tor.

Anonymous 06/20/2017 (Tue) 00:38:59 [Preview] No. 8571 del
Well, specifically a irc channel on a tor only irc network.