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/tech/ meta Anonymous Board owner 04/09/2020 (Thu) 21:58:50 No.2493 [Reply]
Talk about quality, rules, OCs and board events here. Required readings: http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm Current event(s): >Suggest a thread to pin for April >Suggest posts for newfags to lurk
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The webring addon doesn't respect other sites' blacklists. e.g. we blacklist 8chan.moe, 8chan.moe still follows us. https://gitlab.com/alogware/LynxChanAddon-Webring/-/blob/master/index.js

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The Sticky Anonymous 08/21/2019 (Wed) 12:37:09 No.4 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/ THE RULES: 1. Please spoiler all porn and gore 2. Talk about something actually related to /tech/nology 3. Have fun! Required reading http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm Beginner Info If you would like to try out GNU/Linux because of https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html, you can do one of the following: 0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (preferably using KVM or Oracle VirtualBox for newfriends). 1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything (keep in mind that the performance of live distros might be very different than from distro that was booted from your HDD, as most distros are loaded in RAM and don't include the proprietary drivers for NVIDIA GPUs or up-to-date Mesa libraries in their isos). 2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows (make sure to install Windows first, as it can "replace" GRUB or other UNIX bootloaders, and troubleshooting of Windows replacing your bootloader of choice might be painful for people that just started learning about the Linux kernel) 3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html). Resources:

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Anonymous 11/01/2021 (Mon) 14:19:03 No.3291 [Reply]
are there still any traditional forums with activity that don't suck, or is the old web dead?
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Forums suck especially the design.
looks like 8ch.moe dieded
>>3318 DON'T TEASE ME BRO
>>3314 Some do if there's too much traffic, it's not a good format for people trying to have conversations in sentence length posts. It's a format better suited for posting in paragraphs, which doesn't work well with smartphones and tablets. One common problem, but not exclusive to forums, is a lack of forward linking in posts when quoted. This can make it difficult to respond to someone in a thread with many pages as there's no indicator of the quotation in the OP and it's only apparent if reading the entire thread, which is way too time consuming if there are more than a few pages.
>>3291 Only forum I can think of that is still active and isn't managed by faggots/trannies is kiwifarms, although I don't browse it a lot since if you're not a lot into the lolcow type of hobby there's not much to do, other than the tech section. Technically not a forum, but I also found an under development future forum about the old net on neocities (tranny hole in general) called aethernetwork or something, the good thing is that unlike most neocities users the guy doesn't seem to be a fag/tranny, in fact he seems to be (discreetly) an anon; but considering the braindead policies of neocities and whatnot, it is logical he doesn't show it too much. But other than that, and although I wish it wasn't, the old web is pretty much dead yeah.

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BitChan Beta v0.9.0 Release Anonymous 11/15/2020 (Sun) 19:38:41 No.3162 [Reply]
The BitChan beta just got released and is looking for people to try it out. It's a decentralized imageboard that runs on top of BitMessage. You can create and completely control your own public or private board, globally moderate as an owner, add admins who can also globally moderate, moderate your own instance locally as a user, upload literally anything with size limits theoretically up to 100gb. Uploads can be sent purely over BitMessage or you can choose to use a hosting service. Uploads that use hosting are subjected to heavy duty protection: every file is zipped, encrypted/password protected, the zip's header is removed and random chunks of the file are removed before being uploaded. The removed parts are hidden in the PGP encrypted message that's sent over BitMessage. Once the upload is received the zip is put back together again, decrypted, unzipped and displayed in the thread. 100% of BitChan traffic happens over tor. Private boards prevent posting from all but explicitly added IDs. The permitted ID list can be edited by the owner at any point to include new IDs or restrict old ones. On public boards any ID can post until it is banned, but because of how BitMessage works, you can always just make another ID. Communications on every board are PGP encrypted. This means that even if someone somehow guessed the board name on BitMessage (basically impossible for reasons I won't go into here), they would be unable to read anything without also having the BitChan PGP symmetric password. Owners can globally change CSS, banners and wordfilters. Owners can even wipe a board if they want. You can join and create as many boards as you want. There's also a prototype steganography thread running alongside of every normal thread. The steg thread shows decrypted steg from jpg/pngs. There are also public and private lists. Lists are just collections of links to boards or other lists. Owners can do much of the same moderation, CSS changes etc. as they can do on boards. They can be updated and edited after their creation. BitChan is fully dockerized so it is cross-OS compatible, but has only been tested with Ubuntu 20.04 and the most recent version of Whonix. I could go on about all the features (there's a lot more), but I just wanted to give you a taste. It's surprisingly fast for text only messages that total around 20kb or less and using hosting services for file attachments, taking usually only a few seconds to a minute depending on how many people are on your part of the BitMessage network. https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan
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A kiosk onion hidden service is now online. You can post and upload attachments. Test it out if you'd like. There's a bug report link at the bottom of the home page. http://bitchan5zleliwr7egmn4yskth5k6ofu6qbax3y4t45k3k2plt363nad.onion In kiosk mode you can only post anonymously. There's a help page which covers pretty much everything except for the peculiarities having to do with the kisok. If you actually go through the trouble (it's not that bad) of installing it you can very easily host your own kiosk instance (and if you run you're own version you get full functionality). Kiosk mode has a permissions system which allows for multiple passwords. There are password classes. Admins, guests, guests who can only view, guests who can post. There's a lot of options. How to safely host a kiosk: Pay for VPS via mixed/tumbled crypto, sftp bitchan.tar.gz over tor, ssh in over tor, extract bitchan, uncomment random hidden service lines in torrc, make daemon, load random onion address in tor browser, upload archive with custom onion address, and you're set. This kiosk instance has a 50 second post refractory period. It works with JS disabled. The kiosk disallows board and list creation, mailbox use and prevents using BM as an attachment upload method. The only things this kiosk instance allows is 1) view boards, 2) view threads (steg included), 3) make posts, and 4) submit bug reports.
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>>3162 Interesting idea.
BitChan 1.0.0 has been released. Github: https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan Try it out here (some functions limited by Kiosk owner): http://bitchanr4b64govofzjthtu6qc4ytrbuwbgynapkjileajpycioikxad.onion/ This is a significant update. New features and refinements include, but are not limited to: Security - All essential features work with JavaScript completely disabled - All internet traffic (Bitmessage/uploads/downloads) through tor with fake UserAgent - All messages PGP-encrypted with user-selectable cipher and key length - Encryption, fragmentation, and hashing to secure and verify authenticity of received post attachment files - Bitmessage Identities for private addresses that only you control

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BitChan Version 1.1.0 Release https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan/releases/tag/v1.1.0 Tor Address: http://bitchanr4b64govofzjthtu6qc4ytrbuwbgynapkjileajpycioikxad.onion I2P Address: http://bitchan.i2p I2P b32 Address: http://waycuw2c27ruakfblkf5tcegwmt3ot445dlfoypil6bzmm4yxg7a.b32.i2p - Fix remote file exploit bug - Fix locks not being respected by the frontend - Fix update of board/thread timestamp when post/thread is deleted - Fix adding to mod log when deleting post/thread from recent/search pages - Fix being able to post to nonexistent thread - Fix database lock issues when processing many posts - Fix deleting post with password - Add I2P support (for uploads, downloads, and hidden service) - Add I2P upload sites (bunkerfiles.i2p, 0xff.i2p)

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FOSS SJW Blacklist Anonymous 09/22/2019 (Sun) 07:25:12 No.219 [Reply] [Last]
The recent shitstorm about Stallman revealed more bad actors within the Linux/FOSS community and as developers and users we should fight to regain the civilization we built with our blood and tears from the encroachment of destructive "cancel culture" madmen.

We need to start by making of list of organizations and projects that are thoroughly infested with the rot. Avoid contributing effort and support to them and eventually they will crumble inwards as internecine group politics is no replacement for hard technical knowhow.

I'll start by listing a few:

Red Hat/IBM (Fedora, Centos)
Debian
Ubuntu
GNOME
PulseAudio (Red Hat/IBM)
SystemD (Red Hat/IBM)
LibreOffice
Mozilla
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>>1489 >GNU/Linux wouldn't get even close to it's current state without big tech giants Exactly! Look at what the damage they've done.
>>1458 That, and Unity was barely-usable clusterfuck made by Apple fanboys. I switched to Xubuntu then and there. More to the point, it was suddenly dropped in as the primary environment, not introduced as an option. This says something too. Mac was obviously intended for those with longing for Big Brother who "knows better". Being developers gave them a delusion that they became little Big Brothers too, maybe? >>1407 It's not rotten through yet (for one, no snide shits in support yet, like it was in Mozilla, those who sit on bug reports are cool people), but you see what the management is, and fish rots from the head down, so... matter of time.
>>219 >The pot calling the kettle back. Shame for sure.
Avoid Rust if possible. The entire project suffers from SJW/CoC bullshit and it has been mostly, if not completely subverted by large corporations (Amazon) just like Linux. Hostile Amazon Takeover https://twitter.com/steveklabnik/status/1437441662998007809 https://archive.md/wRy9Z https://www.rust-lang.org/governance Compiler Team https://www.rust-lang.org/governance/teams/compiler Developing and managing compiler internals and optimizations Felix Klock (pnkfelix) - Team Leader >http://pnkfx.org/pnkfelix/ > https://twitter.com/pnkfelix >Amazon Wesley Wiser - Team Leader >https://github.com/wesleywiser >https://twitter.com/wesleywiser >Microsoft Niko Matsakis > https://twitter.com/nikomatsakis

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>>2459 All the investment money is attached to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores and https://www.americanexpress.com/en-us/business/trends-and-insights/articles/vanity-v-equity-why-now-is-the-time-for-corporate-social-justice/ Every corporation is going to see SJW pandering = investment money, so don't expect things to get better. It's cliche to say, but follow the money and you'll see what's pushing for this.

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Anonymous 07/14/2020 (Tue) 21:01:16 No.2997 [Reply]
Reminder that you niggers shouldn't trust lunduke.
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He has the same phenotype as Lennart Poettering. That's all you need to know.
I wish I had his personal branding. You won't find anything bad about him except on places like here
Except the internet circa 1996 was mostly anonymous and everybody was having fun
>>3016 >jewish pop. in US >hovering around 6 million no pls not again
>>3316 Anonymous as in normal people didn't use their real names or attach much of their lives to their online activity. It wasn't uncommon for people to have static pages about themselves and their interests, but it wasn't like the video bloggers or social media superusers we have now. Everything now is branding/marketing.

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Alternative OS thread Anonymous 10/19/2019 (Sat) 21:32:41 No.480 [Reply]
Personally, I believe that *BSD (minus FreeBSD) are the most realistic alternatives for Linux.
Pls don't start spamming "blackpills" or the "cuck license" bikeshed.

OpenBSD
+ The default installation is very secure. OpenBSD has many interesting security features (pledge for example).
+ Competent developers who are committed to developing their OS
+ OpenBSD's sister projects like mandoc, OpenSSH and LibreSSl are cool
+ sndio sound server is comfy
+ Especially well-written man-pages and FAQs
+ Theo de Raadt is based
+/- Its developers and users expect you to at lest try to fix the problem yourself before they will help you. You get replies quickly on the mailing-lists. #openbsd @ Freenode is active.
+/- Doesn't have Bluetooth support anymore
+/- OpenBSD uses cvs

notes and resources
* https://www.openbsd.org/
* OpenBSD Journal: https://undeadly.org/
* Default package management: OpenBSD's ports and pkg_ tools. Currently has about 10578 packages in ports.
* The OpenBSD FAQ (the installation guide): https://www.openbsd.org/faq/index.html
* Simply put, you can use pkg_info -Q foobar to find a package and pkg_add foobar to install it
* If you want, you can install the standard Ganoo tools: pkg_add coreutils
* If you wish to run X11 (xenocara) you should also enable automatic starting of OpenBSD's DM (xenodm) during the installation
* The ability to run startx as regular user was re-added in 6.6 release, however, it is still recommended to use Xenodm as startx might pick the wrong driver in some cases, apparently
* You should install ALL file sets during the installation
* If you have (created) a (MBR or GPT) partition with OpenBSD's partition type (A6) then OpenBSD's installer will recognize it and ask whether you want to install to that partition.
* OpenBSD gaming resource: https://mrsatterly.com/openbsd_games.html
* Rundown of OpenBSD's security features: https://www.openbsd.org/security.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD_security_features
* You can install non-free firmware using the fw_update tool. Its man-page is self-explanatory.
* You can install patches with syspatch. Its man-page is self-explanatory.
* You can upgrade to the next release by using the sysupgrade utility, which was added in 6.5 patch no. 012. (N.B. Be sure to read the man-page as you probably want to use the -k option!) You can read more about this feature from its announcement email (https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&m=156577865917831)
* The binary packages are now also getting updates on the latest "stable" release! Currently, updates for binary packages are provided on AMD64, i386 and arm64/aarch64 platforms. Previously, your only options were to either build from source or use pkgsrc if you wanted newer packages.
* If you want to install pkgsrc on OpenBSD, make backups of the original pkg_add, pkg_delete, pkg_info and pkg_check binaries. (ProTip: use whereis command and cp) Or install pkgsrc into your home directory (use ./bootstrap --unprivileged)
* I got pkgsrc working on OpenBSD 6.3 on AMD64, by using the following command-line: ./bootstrap --compiler clang --unprivileged --prefer-pkgsrc=openssl
* When you are creating disk partitions, you can specify a partition's size in (for example) gigabytes, by appending G to the desired size (for example, 42G means 42 gigabytes). (see also, man 8 disklabel, man 8 fdisk and man 8 newfs)
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Anyone used Debian kFreeBSD? I'm a Debian user interested in trying out a BSD so I figure that might be a good bridge, unless it's just a novelty and I'm better off going full BSD.
>>2510 or GNU/HURD for that matter
>>2510 If you're a debian user stay away from BSD we don't want you.
>>2510 >Debian kFreeBSD Don't install it. If you want to use a *BSD, install real FreeBSD or OpenBSD.

Anonymous 04/30/2020 (Thu) 18:00:01 No.2743 [Reply]
Cross post from >>>/meta/ 2 days ago As the end draws near, I want to share my ideas on Final solution. Note: I am not an expert, this is just personal thoughts Idea: >p2p >semi-centralized moderation >anon via Tor/i2p/freenet/loki/Gnunet >hierarchial tag based "boards" Idea detailed: >all posts + data(eg:images) is seed and transfered by p2p >moderation providers can be subscribed, anyone can be a moderation provider >moderation can be inherited with some personal changes >banned posts/checksums/regexs will not be seeded >anonymity can be provided through any chosen protocol >overboard is root, eg: /tech/robowaifu, /pol/left Reasons: >no single point of failure >easy moderation, semi-decentralized, less drama

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>>2838 Fine, let me show you how it works, agent. >global p2p chan infiltrator can >1. try to get in the biggest mods provider >2. sway discussion by sliding ddos 1 is protected by the anon nature of the network, mods data can be like posts on the p2p network but with cypto signature 1 is also as strong as the opssec and mind of the admins, so don't trust anyone if 1 falls, seasoned anons will see the difference. Then they can use another mods provider or become one. 2 is protected by glow detecting mods providers Together the quality and level of subversion depends only on the decentralized mod providers. Decentralized means no central authority, in this case everyone can be the central authority. Now go suck your boss's fuck and report to him.
>>2841 >he thinks infiltrators can only infiltrate moderation or ddos This is why you're a tourist and you're being mocked. Ever heard of astroturfing? Raiding? Brigading? Shilling? >b-but mods will fix it No they won't, they'll split on the first controversial case and from then onwards it's reddit v2. And even ignoring all of that, keep in mind that you're a faggot so assblated you think any one guy disagreeing with you on a niche site must be a CIA nigger: you're going to snap at other mods and start drana faster that I can type "told you so".
>>2844 I wonder if your anus glow much brighter, assbusted agent. >astroturfing? Raiding? Brigading? Shilling? Cool with that ass glow, you can't read with that glare. >mods will ignore that You are the mod. Oh wait, you are still blinded. >guy disagreeing with you on a niche site must be a CIA nigger But you are, or you are niggerlicious.
retard niggerlicious retardation nigger niggerlicious reta​rd r​etarded
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Anonymous 08/20/2019 (Tue) 21:14:13 No.1 [Reply]
>literally dead
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>>1
Then post a libbie thread or something you faggot.
>literally dead
>figuratively and conceptually dead smug.sitx
don't cry because it's over, cry because you're gay.
>yay I found a new board, I am finally out of /g/ >Tfw it's dead ...

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Arch Linux Eliteism Anonymous 12/31/2019 (Tue) 23:30:03 No.1221 [Reply]
Does anyone know why the Arch community is eliteist? Out of all communities, they are the most eletist and toxic, even gentoo isn't that bad, despite similarities.
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>>3050 Do you ever want to keep an old version of a package, because the updated version isn't working? How would you set that up with pacman?
>>3227 Pacman installs packages compressed then decompresses them to install them. Everything you have ever installed as a package is stored on the pc. The directory tars are stored is the variable called cacheDIR or someting in /etc/pacman.conf. The default is is /var/pacman/pkg or something. Also op is a literal faggot, i have never mat a elitist arch user but i fucking met at least 5 autist obsessed with the elitist arch user boogeyman, op is one of them.
>>1221 It used to be because of the relatively cumbersome install process, but that's not really the case anymore, archinstall makes what used to be a journey and a half for beginners into a pretty breezy experience. Why anyone would pride themselves on the obtuseness and lack of functionality of their software is beyond me. I do use arch, btw.
>>3055 Imagine trying to use Gentoo 20 years ago. It has become more usable over the years. Trying to compile everything used to take days.
>>1225 But I love SystemD though.

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