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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
Edited last time by ring on 04/04/2017 (Tue) 22:20:04.
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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:24:08 [Preview] No. 7966 del

These please ring

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

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Tech documentaries Anonymous 04/27/2017 (Thu) 10:22:15 [Preview] No. 8406 [Reply]
Hey guys, subject says it all.

I am interested in the silicon valley boom era but all tech related welcome. So far I have:
The code
Revolution OS
The pirates of silicon valley
Silicon cowboys

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Encrypted drives Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 01:56:07 [Preview] No. 8397 [Reply]
I'm thinking of getting an encrypted flash drive. Anyone have experience with them? I'm not paying a hundred bucks for one of these though.

Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 02:25:13 [Preview] No. 8398 del
that's ridiculous anon. you can securely encrypt a flash drive with veracrypt or even do it on an offline machine with an obscure hashing algorithm/implementation you found in BSD ports if you are that paranoid

Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 04:14:46 [Preview] No. 8399 del


If you are all hell bent on a hardware encrypted drive, I don't think I have anything useful to say. I don't understand why anyone would want one as most people face only one of two distinct threats, both of which suggest hardware encryption is a stupid waste of money. You are probably worried about one of:

a) Preventing a three letter agency snooping your Allah blessed plans for great Jihad. Commercial hardware can't be trusted in this situation, NSA is but a step along their production line. You're wasting dinars better spent on hashish and entertaining unclean western wimminz.

b) Some vague nuisance. You want to shield mummy from the true extent of you furry pr0n addiction? The next chimpout is but a street corner away from you? Use VeraCrypt and save up for that special NRA membership drive that comes with a complementary handgun.

Three questions.

1. Do you know how to backup?

2. Have you ever successfully and completely restored something from backup?

3. Do you have a CURRENT AND COMPLETE backup of ALL your data on a PHYSICALLY SEPARATE MEDIUM?

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Anonymous 04/27/2017 (Thu) 02:41:45 [Preview] No. 8405 del
>obscure hashing algorithm/implementation you found in BSD ports if you are that paranoid
Why would you do this? This is horrible advice.

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Acrobat Reader Alternative Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 08:35:05 [Preview] No. 8388 [Reply]
Are there any alternatives for browsing pdfs in browser that don't require Adobe Acrobat? The main problem is having to allow it each time in Firefox because it's apparently not secure.
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Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 04:23:46 [Preview] No. 8400 del
I think FF did have it's own at some point, in fact I'm almost sure of it. I think they had some security scare moment with it though and scrapped it. I just need to bring up and print these automated things at work for retards but now that it's getting to be 5-6+ pdfs a shift allowing Reader to run each individual time is a massive pain the ass and downloading them just to open print and delete each one seems just as if not more so tedious.

Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 09:53:28 [Preview] No. 8401 del
Did you try downloading it from github ? It appears it's still under development.
(for a premade .xpi you can click on the development version)

Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 10:28:47 [Preview] No. 8402 del
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
thank you anon
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 10:29:32 [Preview] No. 8403 del
dev version works perfect for me

Anonymous 04/26/2017 (Wed) 13:09:45 [Preview] No. 8404 del

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Anonymous 04/22/2017 (Sat) 15:38:38 [Preview] No. 8380 [Reply]
9front now supports ssh2
please give up on all other operating 'systems'

Anonymous 04/22/2017 (Sat) 15:40:22 [Preview] No. 8381 del
manpage coming soon™

Anonymous 04/23/2017 (Sun) 06:30:17 [Preview] No. 8382 del
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9front has "supported" ssh2 in theory for some time. Is a viable ssh2 client actually being distributed with the base system now?

Anonymous 04/23/2017 (Sun) 20:45:15 [Preview] No. 8383 del
this is not a test repeat this is not a test

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 10:14:18 [Preview] No. 8392 del
Any of you autistic enough to run plan9 as your main os ?

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 17:00:14 [Preview] No. 8394 del
this is currently impossible with libreboot'd motherboards

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Searx is down! Anonymous 04/07/2017 (Fri) 01:22:21 [Preview] No. 8248 [Reply]
From searx.me:

>The searx.me server is reaching its limits.
>Searx is no commercial enterprise, it lacks all the resources available to the services you normally visit, we don't have neither a marketing department, nor do we have datacenters, nor devops teams.

So, I thought about setting up our own (imageboard users, mainly endchan and lainchan) instance. If you guys help me find a openbsd server (VPS or dedicated) I could do it. The server would use obsd httpd(8), have no logs, have a hidden service and (maybe) a clearnet link (with TLS provided by Let's Encrypt). No javascript or cookies too, and no google crawling.
Anyone here interested? If you know any good host (outside of the US, Canada, China, Russia and UK) that has the last stable branch of openbsd running and where I can have root without limitation, at a good price (<$30) we could plan it.

ps. no, I don't want to use any other system. If you want to do it by yourself, go ahead.
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Anonymous 04/07/2017 (Fri) 08:56:26 [Preview] No. 8253 del
you know you can clone the repo and run it on your own pc as localhost right? iirc the memory footprint is very low considering that it's just written in python.
but like >>8249 said, there's already a lot of instances available. another one on i2p+tor would be great though

Anonymous 04/07/2017 (Fri) 12:20:43 [Preview] No. 8254 del
Other instances don't really have the proxy tho.

Anonymous 04/10/2017 (Mon) 22:51:11 [Preview] No. 8291 del
searx.ch muh nigga
faster too

Anonymous 04/11/2017 (Tue) 11:40:33 [Preview] No. 8292 del
This. can't even find one

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 11:04:49 [Preview] No. 8393 del
This one seems to have proxy.

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Anonymous 04/05/2017 (Wed) 22:45:25 [Preview] No. 8244 [Reply]
Is it possible to read a user's twitter account without enabling javascript? The mobile and desktop versions are both now dependent on js.
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Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 16:03:18 [Preview] No. 8340 del
nope, wikipedia still works without JS, and is pretty much one of the only useful things on the internet. ishyggdgygtt you dont think productivity means going on twitter

Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 17:08:13 [Preview] No. 8341 del
Most things work without js, and those that don't are often not worth your time anyway.

Anonymous 04/24/2017 (Mon) 05:03:03 [Preview] No. 8384 del

>Most things work without js, and those that don't are often not worth your time anyway.

This is a good point. When I used to encounter sites that required js to display at all, I'd usually enable js (which took several round of "Allow this..." since they all wanted to load additional shitty js) enough to at least read the content. Now I don't bother. People who aren't publishing garbage don't put it behind walls of js. And 99% of what's on Twitter is fucking garbage.

Anonymous 04/24/2017 (Mon) 21:27:14 [Preview] No. 8385 del
i dont see a point in disabling all javascript

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 10:13:20 [Preview] No. 8391 del
Here's my story.
At first it started as autism when I was using tor, but after a while I enjoyed viewing websites like actual documents.

I just opened chromium to use a javascript heavy site. I have ublock origin and umatrix configured, plus most settiings manually set so I can lock down the browser except javascript because that's the only thing I use it for.

Once I opened the site, I clicked somewhere out of sheer muscle behaviour, a small pop-up in the right corner appeared even though I have them disabled, then it maximized itself, then a new tab appeared, when trying to close the tab I was asked if I was sure I want to close the tab by chromium and when i closed the pop-up the entire browser crashed.

I can't handle this shit. Once qutebrowser gets whitelisting capabilties thanks to the new config rework maybe I'll whitelist some sites I visit really often but fuck all other sites.

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Headphone datamining Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 01:07:41 [Preview] No. 8359 [Reply]
Boise headphones is the shit. I had a noise cancelling pair worth a hundred bucks and with a week the cord wire got loose and fidelity became shit.

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 07:40:41 [Preview] No. 8362 del
Fuck, I loved their speakers. They used to have demonstrations where you watch a short movie in front of huge surround sound speakers, then at the end they remove the boxes to reveal tiny speakers instead. It was quite impressive.

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 21:03:41 [Preview] No. 8367 del
'the shit' is jargon for 'really good'

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 21:19:13 [Preview] No. 8368 del
>having a soundcard

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 10:11:40 [Preview] No. 8390 del
A good time to finally get these Sennheiser HD600.

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 19:04:19 [Preview] No. 8395 del
i bought some headphones for $5 a few years ago. they work pretty good

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Anonymous 04/16/2017 (Sun) 20:27:47 [Preview] No. 8336 [Reply]
So I have this blog site which hasn't had any new entries in some time and I want to read it all one post a day.
How can I get rss feed which pushes chronologically all posts starting from the first one ?

I'm thinking of creating a subreddit, using automoderator and getting the feed for that subreddit but it's somewhat inconvenient since I have to get some karma on that account and wait 30 days.

Any other way I can be going at this ?
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Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 14:16:12 [Preview] No. 8373 del
Oh yeah, clever, I didn't realise the posts were titled like that, much easier than by date.

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 17:00:41 [Preview] No. 8376 del
What about it? What did you do, what happened, and what did you expect to happen?

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 18:37:41 [Preview] No. 8377 del
Nevermind I'm retarded.

Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 02:32:53 [Preview] No. 8386 del
Here fam. This will downloads all the posts to text files. I'm sure you can figure it out from there

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require "open-uri"
require "nokogiri"

body = Nokogiri::HTML(open("https://parahumans.wordpress.com/table-of-contents/"))
body.css("strong a").each do |link|
text = []
page = Nokogiri::HTML(open(link["href"]))
page.css("div[class=entry-content] p")[2..-2].each do |p|
p.text.gsub! "<em>" ""
text << p.text
title = page.at_css("title").text
puts title

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Anonymous 04/25/2017 (Tue) 02:36:40 [Preview] No. 8387 del
oops formatting is wrong. Here https://ghostbin.com/paste/3uj5w

Anonymous 04/22/2017 (Sat) 11:20:06 [Preview] No. 8379 [Reply]
>update Tor Browser to 6.5.2
>it's as fast as it was before the 6.5.1 update

Well there are still pleasant surprises in life I guess. Was it the underlying Firefox ESR version that was causing the slowdown?