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 No.6724[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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 No.11151

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 No.8534[Reply]

You WILL use Pipewire
You WILL use Wayland
You WILL use systemD
You WILL install everything from Flatpak
You WILL use GNOME
You WILL use GTK
You WILL NOT have thumbnails in the filepicker
You WILL use btrfs
You WILL accept the code of conduct
And you WILL be happy
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 No.11214

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> You WILL use systemD >>8534
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 No.11215

What's wrong with flatpak exactly?
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 No.11216

>>11215
flatpak is ok, it's got some security features and it's got some disk space saving features. The NIX package-manager is probably nicer tho.

I think that it's best that software should go into normal distro repositories once it reached a level of maturity where it really doesn't matter if you don't have the absolutely latest version.

Flatpak & company are good for those peaces of software where you have to have the newest version.
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 No.11218

>>11215
Pointless attempt by corporate suits to reinvent AppImages so that they can make money off repository hosting. Fills your computer up with crap by bypassing your package manager and using arcane directory trees.
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 No.11240

>>11215
>Fills your computer up with crap by bypassing your package manager and using arcane directory trees.
Tbf this is a sane reaction to the still ongoing fallout from pushing dynamic linking onto every major OS. Closed source software and software with library breakage between version (which is most of modern linux atm) should always receive portable distributions, so it can run regardless of the whims of your distro's package maintainers and hardly-avoidable bitrot.


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 No.5698[Reply]

>still thinking it was suicide
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 No.5699

HELLOOOOOOOOOOO REDDIT
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 No.5751

>>5698
he knew too much… lol
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 No.11238

How I sucide please answer me
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 No.11239

I wish to please tell me how?


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 No.11235[Reply]

So apparently Palemoon became the first browser to officially implemented JPEG XL a week ago. At the same time, Google just dropped it from Chromium despite supporting it behind a flag for months. What the hell is going on here? Is Google that desperate to push their video-codecs-as-image-formats that they're willing to sabotage a massive step forward for the web? JPEG XL is capable of replacing both original JPEG, PNG, and animated GIF/PNG all at once with a single file type that produces superior file sizes for all three categories of use cases. Neither WebP, HEIC, nor AVIF were ever able to make such a broad, sweeping improvement because they are geared more towards features important to video encoding than still images or lossless animation.

It seems like every few weeks these days I find something new to get mad about in the world of web development.
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 No.11236

>>11235
I tried to find out the reason, and it is not clear why this happened, some people think it's a patent thing, although that has been disputed. It's unlikely that it is a technical reason. It seems more likely to be political. The googs has more control over the development of webp than jpegxl, so they push that.

But if you want a systemic analysis the googs can only do that because they dominate the browserspace.
If Firefox gained more popularity while supporting jpegxl, the googs would have to follow suit and support it too.

I don't know if that this is necessarily the death of the format. If the Mozilla foundation is clever they can accumulate support for those useful features that the googs is not implementing. While nobody will switch browsers or change their web-development pattern for this one format, it is likely that a big enough number of feature differentiations can make people change browsers again.
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 No.11237

Holy shit I didn't know this was a thing hell yeah. Fuck google. I use FF anyways.


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 No.8858[Reply]

>'Apple is eating our lunch': Google employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private
>Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents.
>Google continued collecting location data even when users turned off various location-sharing settings, made popular privacy settings harder to find, and even pressured LG and other phone makers into hiding settings precisely because users liked them, according to the documents.
>When Google tested versions of its Android operating system that made privacy settings easier to find, users took advantage of them, which Google viewed as a "problem," according to the documents.
>Google also tried to convince smartphone makers to hide location settings "through active misrepresentations and/or concealment, suppression, or omission of facts"
>Google employees appeared to recognize that users were frustrated by the company's aggressive data collection practices, potentially hurting its business.
>"Fail #2: *I* should be able to get *my* location on *my* phone without sharing that information with Google," one employee said.
>"This may be how Apple is eating our lunch," they added, saying Apple was "much more likely" to let users take advantage of location-based apps and services on their phones without sharing the data with Apple.
https://archive.is/QYw62
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 No.11207

>proprietary software tracks users
stop the presses! call the president!
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 No.11208

>>11207
>'Left' today is delivering sarcastic one liners while thinking oneself is a deep, original thinker and more highly informed than others. Maybe it always was.
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 No.11210

>>11208
I'm informed enough that I don't need google employees to know that you can't "keep your location private" while using your phone

especially lmaoed at this
>Google employees appeared to recognize that users were frustrated by the company's aggressive data collection practices, potentially hurting its business.
dear "google employees", Google business IS data collection
fucking bitches take people for retards I swear
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 No.11211

>>11207
There is a difference between what we know to be true, and what we can show to be true in the fairy tale world of the legal system. This is why this qualifies as news, because the issue has now moved into the latter group, so they can no longer lie about it in subsequent related trials.

Similarly, we knew the state suppresses inconvenient stories from social media, but now we can also show it to be true using the government's own documents. >>11193
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 No.11234

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Apple being cut from exactly the same cloth as Google:

https://gizmodo.com/apple-iphone-analytics-tracking-even-when-off-app-store-1849757558
> Apple Is Tracking You Even When Its Own Privacy Settings Say It’s Not, New Research Says
> An independent test suggests Apple collects data about you and your phone when its own settings promise to “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.”
> November 8, 2022

> For all of Apple’s talk about how private your iPhone is, the company vacuums up a lot of data about you. iPhones do have a privacy setting that is supposed to turn off that tracking. According to a new report by independent researchers, though, Apple collects extremely detailed information on you with its own apps even when you turn off tracking, an apparent direct contradiction of Apple’s own description of how the privacy protection works.


> The iPhone Analytics setting makes an explicit promise. Turn it off, and Apple says that it will “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.” However, Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry, two app developers and security researchers at the software company Mysk, took a look at the data collected by a number of Apple iPhone apps—the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, Books, and Stocks. They found the analytics control and other privacy settings had no obvious effect on Apple’s data collection—the tracking remained the same whether iPhone Analytics was switched on or off.


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 No.604[Reply]

Tech nerds will not comprise the entirety of the revolution. We know this. It's going to include a lot of normies, who can't exactly communicate and coordinate everything through text messaging. As we also know, we live in a world of mass surveillance. We have to give normies options for communicating that can protect themselves from the corporate surveillance state. This thread is for evaluating those options. I am currently looking at phone conferencing options and can't make up my mind on these:
-some Matrix protocol tool
-some XMPP protocol tool
-Jitsi
-Jami

What I really want is something supporting phone call-ins, for stupid old people who cannot into computers. Phone OS support may also be important. Some options are more suited to these things than others. Maybe even better ones than I've listed. Discuss, please.
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 No.11229

>>11228
I think that has less to do with impracticability and more to do with the lack of knowledge revolving around how to set up and host a server.
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 No.11230

>>11229
it's more to do with how to secure a server + hosting and domain costs

there is no point in your own server if any scriptkiddie can pwn it
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 No.11231

>>11229
No, it's a complex setup that even system admins struggle with. You can blame it on being so web based but not everyone buys that excuse.
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 No.11232

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anybody uses onionshare?
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 No.11233

>>11232
I've never heard of it. What is it?


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 No.11203[Reply]

I've had a question for a while that I've wanted to ask leftists and I figure this is as good a place as any. I can think of only one thing the right and left could ultimately come together on, and that's when it comes to suppressed technologies or suppressed science.

I'm talking about things like free energy, cancer cures, anti gravity tech. Because, if this stuff were available to humanity you'd be able to have the Utopia you want without having to tax the rest of us to death in order to fund your socialist pipe dreams. Plus, don't you guys hate fat capitalists lining their pockets by fleecing everyone and profiting off of human misery (like the cancer industry does)?

Could we not agree that the people behind this sort of suppression need to die? I'd happily eat the rich if it's those fuckers. I'd happily set them off into the wilderness and give them a head start before hunting them down as trophies.
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 No.11204

>>11203
I guess the issue is that the existence of suppressed technology is speculative. There's really no clarity on if it exists or if its a bullshit rumor. In principle, I agree though. People who supress technology for profit should be fed to lions in a stadium.
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 No.11205

>>11203
I wouldn't call it "suppressed" i would call it neglected technologies, capitalists simply do not fund technology development unless they see a way to profit from it. And we definitely are missing out on some fancy tech because capitalists did not see a business-case for it.

>I'm talking about things like free energy, cancer cures, anti gravity tech.


If you define free-energy as some kind of technology that can reverse entropy (Clark tech named after science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke) I think that's extremely unlikely that somebody can do this, and it might not be possible at all.

But if you define free energy as, energy that is too cheap-to-meter, yes you are right about that. If we had, for the last 50 years, spend half of the worlds military budgets on fusion power, we would now be able to produce so much energy that electricity for households would basically be free of cost.

As far as cancer cures go, i think you have to broaden you view. There is a open conspiracy to not develop one-off cures that fix an illness for good, and instead focus on perpetual treatment, to get captive customers and "recurring revenue".
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/wall-street-admits-curing-diseases-is-bad-for-business/

>anti gravity tech

To be fair that is being funded.
I know of several research projects that could be a precursor to anti-gravity-tech.
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 No.11212

>>11204
I'm fine with a discussion on that so long as it includes something actionable that the left and right could come together on in the furtherance of such a future. Clark Tech, post-scarcity, these would make many of the gripes between the right and left irrelevant.
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 No.11213

>>11205
>I wouldn't call it "suppressed" i would call it neglected technologies

A little of Column A, a little of Column B.

As for free energy, I don't rule out the reversal of entropy, but free energy can also mean energy that is so cheap that it's practically free.

>As far as cancer cures go, i think you have to broaden you view.


Cancer is just one of the more blatant examples of suppressed science. Back when I used to binge on walls of text, one of my favorite haunts was https://ahealedplanet.net/ which goes into a lot of detail about this, and lots of other things.

>anti gravity tech


Viktor Grebennikov


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 No.11178[Reply]

Ok, lads, I need to vent.

Why the FUCK is every fucking shithole on the www is trying to make my life as much miserable as possible?

Try to view aurora store homepage from tor - Forbidden. Try to do it from a vpn - stuck at the loading screen. Try to view some reddit thread - everything is falling apart at the seams. Oh, just FUCK OFF!

Every fucking shithole is making gorillion connections to some fucking cdn network, every fucking shithole is so heavy with js that I can almost hear it shitting its pants when trying to load a two paragraph page.

every fucking shithole is using cloudflare that forces me to solve retarded google captcha 10 times that doesn't even make sense I clicked on the fucking boat GODDAMIT! GIVE ME A BREAK!!
and it's getting even worse, now sometimes it doesn't even give me any captcha and just blocks my ass, nhentai I'm looking at you bitch

with every year internet becomes more and more unusable, I might as well install windows that connects to M$ servers over 5000 times a day and then resells this data to gorillion third parties and be fucking done with it
every fucking shithole wants your email, phone number, or whatever the fuck anyway
I'm DONE
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 No.11198

>>11196
>The Internet is people, not tech.
Cope
Internet is infrastructure

>With some novel repurposing of existing tech, and fostering the growth of an informal network based on direct private connections, we can bootstrap our own self-funded Internet. Zero cost, and you build it just by doing things you already do for fun anyway.

I don't want 'private connections'
I want convenient public infrastructure

>Do any of you remember when you talked to your friends using email? Is that even a thing any more?

email is an abomination that should die
it makes me throw up everytime I'm forced to use this shit at work

literally can't go back to anything after imageboards

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 No.11199

people generally don't want to host their own resources
especially hosting on their own machine
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 No.11200

>>11198
>Internet is infrastructure
Infrastructure matters. But an organized informal network of people could choose to mass adopt alternative infrastructures such as hyperborea, providing them with the numbers they need to become a viable contender to the regular Internet.

>I don't want 'private connections'

>I want convenient public infrastructure
One doesn't exclude the other. But these platforms have no incentive to knock it off with their bullshit unless people have alternative ways to do what they need to do online.

>email is an abomination that should die

It's an example of direct private communication. There's also encrypted messaging. Hell, use an encrypted pastebin for all I care

>what are you even doing on imageboards lol?

We need both private and public communication. That way a community doesn't get shut down just because the site gets taken down, or the mods turn into assholes. An informal network can exist across multiple platforms and quickly migrate to new ones if they need to.

>go to your private fbi.gov for 'private communication'

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 No.11201

>>11197
>does it have a search engine?
yes
geminispace.info

if you want to explore it a little try out random sites from the aggregator lists like CAPCOM, Spacewalk and gmisub on
gemini.circumlunar.space

There is also social media

link list with comments
geddit.glv.one

text-board
gemchan.space
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 No.11202

>>11201
I didn't know about these. The reddit clone looks dope the textboards are cool but dead. That's nice thought gh cause the only text board I know of that is still around is on gopher and is filled with poltards.


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 No.11193[Reply]

https://theintercept.com/2022/10/31/social-media-disinformation-dhs/
Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation
October 31 2022, 9:00 a.m.

Behind closed doors, and through pressure on private platforms, the U.S. government has used its power to try to shape online discourse. According to meeting minutes and other records appended to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican who is also running for Senate, discussions have ranged from the scale and scope of government intervention in online discourse to the mechanics of streamlining takedown requests for false or intentionally misleading information.
[…]
There is also a formalized process for government officials to directly flag content on Facebook or Instagram and request that it be throttled or suppressed through a special Facebook portal that requires a government or law enforcement email to use. At the time of writing, the “content request system” at facebook.com/xtakedowns/login is still live. DHS and Meta, the parent company of Facebook, did not respond to a request for comment. The FBI declined to comment.
[…]
To accomplish these broad goals, the report said, CISA should invest in external research to evaluate the “efficacy of interventions,” specifically with research looking at how alleged disinformation can be countered and how quickly messages spread. Geoff Hale, the director of the Election Security Initiative at CISA, recommended the use of third-party information-sharing nonprofits as a “clearing house for information to avoid the appearance of government propaganda.”
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 No.11194

Interesting leak

It's within the right of private platforms to suppress whatever they don't like, but when a secret portal is created for the US govt to direct such suppression, this might cross into a violation of the 1st amendment. A lawsuit may come out of this.

Also really puts the suppression of various news stories (Hunter laptop, coof related stuff) into greater perspective
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 No.11195

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>>11194
>A lawsuit may come out of this.
Were they sued over PRISM? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM I'm pretty sure the FISA can be used to shut down any pesky lawsuit.

>the suppression of various news stories

The government is also not shy about manufacturing:
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/state-department-concocting-fake-intellectual-property-twitter-feud/
State Department concocting “fake” intellectual property “Twitter feud”
“Our public diplomacy office is still settling on a hashtag,” State Department says.
Jul 6, 2017 7:41 pm UTC

The US State Department wants to team up with other government agencies and Hollywood in a bid to create a "fake Twitter feud" about the importance of intellectual property rights. As part of this charade, the State Department's Bureau of Economic Affairs says it has been seeking the participation of the US Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, the US Patent and Trademark Office, and "others."

To make the propaganda plot seem more legitimate, the State Department is trying to enlist Stanford Law School and "similar academic institutions" to play along on the @StateDept feed on Twitter.


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 No.5792[Reply]

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/science/artificial-intelligence-ai-gpt3.html
As if the noise-to-signal ratio of internet content wasn't bad enough.
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 No.5913

>>5794
An AI trained with this website as a dataset would be an abomination.
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 No.5917

>>5913
Someone should do it
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 No.5929

>>5794
It's not available to the public because they don't want anyone but glowies to have it iirc
>>5913
/leftybot/ when?
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 No.11191

what do you think google has been doing for the past 30 years, just that reading everything and learning
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 No.11192

>>5913
420chan used to have netjester. We should totally do something like that.


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