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This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues(bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use
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Here's a patch to make auto-reload.js mark deleted posts. Theme maintainers can customize the marking using the div.post.reply.auto-reload-removed selector. JS users can do the same in User CSS. Deleted posts are not considered important enough to reset the update timer, but if this is desired the removed_posts counter is available for this purpose. To test, inspect and edit a reply id to a non-existent one. Keep in mind that this is narrowly aimed at marking deleted posts, and auto-reload.js has other bugs >>>/leftypol_archive/1759 with which this patch does not concern itself.

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Russia is building a new spaceship they call Zeus, it's made by Roscosmos and it's a nuclear powered space tug.
It uses a regular chemical first-stage booster for going to orbit, but once in space they say it will be very fast and out run anything using chemical thrusters. Apparently Russia never stopped working on space reactors, and they do seem to be on track for meeting their timeline to get this thing operational in 2030. It's apparently meant to out-compete Spacex starship in interplanetary travel in speed and cost. It's not a direct nuclear propulsion it's a nuclear reactor powering a plasma thruster, so it's less hardcore than direct nuclear propulsion like an Orion-drive but it's also more realistic that it will actually take flight.

Does anybody know how well this will work ?
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So these numbers represent the potential for starship at its peak. even in the unlikely event these numbers end up being off by a factor of 10 that would only make the sls 100x more expensive rather then 1000x more expensive. The cost savings would allow public space to focus on making and launching more nuclear ships, maybe hundreds, rather then paying out the ass just to get a couple ships to space. Spacex is going to mass produce the starship like it was an automobile, the plan is for a starship to roll off the assembly line every 72 hours. Every 72 hours a new starship capable of launching 3 times a day every day for years, thousands will be built do you not get it?

People are sleeping on this because they can't wrap their heads around the absolute scale of it, the brain simply refuses to accept it, we've been so conditioned for low expectations, happy with a couple space telescopes every few decades and maybe 2 or 3 rovers on mars, a few flybys. That's not a space age, that's a few toys and some neat pictures.

The approximate total mass to orbit, everything put into space, throughout the entire history of space travel to the present day is roughly 15 million kg. A thousand starships launching 3x a day could put that much mass into orbit in 2 months. 70 years worth of payload capacity in 2 months. 6 times the entire history of man in space every year. 60x times everything put up there so far in a decade.

There is essentially no limit, the public space program won't have to hold itself back anymore. All the space telescopes and space stations and nuclear whatevers, rovers, human colonies. Whatever the fuck we can come up with and build we can now afford to put it up there. That is a space age, and we're on the cusp on it now.


>Have you seen the cost of the sls? The latest public space heavy rocket, the costs are astronomical.
It's still private contractors that build this, so the price of this also is about subsidizing private industry.
It's not an actual example of public production because the factories that build it aren't public.

>Having nuclear balls is great but not so great when you can barely afford to put any of them into space.

It's about physics, chemical energy is not very concentrated compared to fission energy. Spacex Starship needs 9 launches to put one Starship into orbit and fully fuel it. (8 fuel launches). And with that it still can't go as far or fast as the nuclear fission powered ion-thruster in OP

>Affordable heavy lift rockets are needed, and only elons balls could provide that.

Spacex is still is de-facto subsidized by the US public. For example US Air-Force payed over 300 million to launch a spy satellite, that's approaching Space-shuttle money. That's no where near the advertised launch-cost price-tag in Spacex marketing material. Even outside of such extreme aberrations Elon Musk promised that reusable rockets would make it 10 times cheaper, but the reality is that reusable rockets economize to the tune of about 10% cheaper. That's a solid efficiency improvement considering that fundamentally it's the same technology that's been used for the last 50 years, but it's also 100 times less savings than what the Musk-fans use in their mental calculus.

It's a strange choice of words to call engineers and workers at spacex "balls"


Ok fair point about the private contractors. But if the factories were public would that actually change anything? Governments are famously bad at balancing any kind of a budget. And politics gets in the way to the point where to get approved the programs have to satisfy the demands of multiple politicians.

Spacex Starship will only need multiple launches to go beyond orbit, it can do orbit on its own. Think about it, would need to get into orbit in the first place to be refueled.
>Still can't go as far or fast as the nuclear powered thrusters
That's not the point, how are you getting those nuclear thrusters into space affordably?

The space shuttle cost $54600 per kg to orbit
The Atlas V costs $8100 per kg to orbit
Russias Angara rocket is the second cheapest option at $4000 per kg to orbit (only 2 launches to date)
The Falcon 9 is $2600 per kg to orbit
Falcon heavy is $1500 kg to orbit

You said Spacex is only 10% cheaper, it's more like 70% cheaper.
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and the atlas v at $8000per kg is the second cheapest option available to the United States. 10% of $8000 is $800 so when people say spacex is 10x cheaper ok they're wrong, it's only 5x cheaper. But when they say 10x cheaper they're talking about a hypothetical fully reusable falcon 9, a project that was set aside to focus on the much more promising Starship.


Of course that $20 per kg is the potential of the Starship program at its hypothetical peak with economy of scale and mass production. It won't cost $20 per kg on the first launch. And even if those estimates are off by a factor of 10 (unlikely) that's still $200 per kg ie 40 times cheaper then Atlas V rather then the projected 400 times cheaper, either way if Starship works, whatever it ends up costing per kg, it's going to be massively MASSIVELY more affordable then anything else.

People like to shit on Spacex because they saw some bullshit ragetubers lying on youtube for clicks and it satisfied them for some reason.

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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

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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>>8525 (me)
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I guess it is possible to learn old nerds new tricks. between this and linus learning that other people do in fact exist, perhaps we will see some actual adults in the free software space


I'm bumping this thread, to ask for an updated suggestion of good secure free opensource software communication software


Simply connect to same server via ssh and use something like roughly
function say { echo "$USER> [email protected]" >> anonchat}

Then in your terminal:
>tail -f talkfile &
>say <msg goes here>

Could make it nicer with tmux too I'm sure.



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how do you glowproof your PC? Do I need to learn how to set up Gentoo? I feel like I'm being watched every second by glowuyghurs, winglows 10 and hackers. They're mining all my data. They're watching me. How do I stop that? I also feel like if I wanted to transfer my files to another computer they would just embed their viruses into my files and infect the next computer. How do you stop it?
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I may try Googling through Tor if Searx doesn't work… although that might work slower.


another schizo here with a simple question, would it be a safer bet to get a core/librebooted thinkpad with me_cleaner or a pre-PSP amd cpu? i dont plan on doing anything resource intensive


The best way to escape the glow for sure is to stop using the internet.
It's probably not worth it.


It's impossible to stop the glow, it can only be mitigated especially if you're targetted by them. The only way is to stop using the internet on ur PC or phone.


>It's impossible to stop the glow
That seems perhaps too pessimistic. The glow are technically just hackers, and if they can't be stopped it would mean that eventually everything would succumb to hacking-chaos. It's probably a long road until glow proofing personal computers can be done with reasonable effort but we should not consider it a categorical impossibility.

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1. Saint Terry made it alone, not outside help except from God's
2. made specifically for you, while being universal
3. easy to learn language (like all you've gotta do to say "Hello World" is Print("Hello World); and you're done)
4. very smoll, at 16.5mb of space, better than any linux or windows
5. Linux is a truck with 20 gears to do something simple, Windows is a regular family SUV while TempleOS is a motorcycle, if you lean too much to the left or to the right, you crash
6. No CIA glow uyghurs put their hands on this masterpiece
7. CLI for da B0$$
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And that's how an ant colony works.


his waifu getting blacked really took a toll on him mentally on top of his schizo antics


did he wife get jungle fever? I thought he was alaways a skitzo.


He didn't have a wife but his oneitis was 'physics girl' a social media pop-scientist, she got a boyfriend (who turned out to be black) and Terry didn't like that, I suspect that's how he became 'racist'.


Holy shit, so that's the origin of why he hates the nigs. Fascinating, I missed the Terry Davis saga. Heard he went out homeless…sad.

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Anyone else here dabble in cryptocurrency?
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Abstractly, Blockchain is a technology that makes trusts.
Concretely, Blockchain is 'Block' + 'Chain'. Chain means the data is well-ordered. 'Well-ordered' means everyone can add a new data but cannot change any previous data. For what? By ordering the data you can get rid of double-spending or counterfeit in general without any authority. Thus you can trust the data. For example, let's say you spend some money. You can't spend that money again because everyone already knows that just by viewing previous datas.
Then what is 'block'? A block is just a chunk of datas. We order blocks instead of each data because even if we want to order every data we really cannot know which data is the former. Let's say two datas came at the same time. How can we decide which data is actually the former? It even can be possible that the datas are generated at the same time but at different places. Because of this reason, we make a chunk of data, 'block', and we just order blocks instead of every data.


>Blockchain is 'Block' + 'Chain'. Chain means the data is well-ordered. 'Well-ordered' means everyone can add a new data but cannot change any previous data.
If you understand hashing then you understand blockchains.
Every block includes the hash of the previous block.
To verify the chain you start at block 1, calculate the hash, check it against block 2, calculate the hash of block 2, check it against block 3…
If somebody tries to change something in block 2, then all the blocks after it will have invalid hashes and you know this version of the blockchain has been altered and you should not use it.

git works the same way. The reason you get an error trying to push after a rebase or commit –amend is because you've now invalidated all the commit hashes in the tree that come after the historic commit(s) you just fucked with. (Then you need to use force push to tell remote to stfu and accept your new version of reality).


Yes it's obviously true for now. But I have recently started to think that the essense of blockchain is well-orderedness of a data. Hashing, consensus algorithm, etc. are just tools to guarantee well-orderedness.


>crypto is safe from government raids
Your meme currency can be siezed just as easily.


BTC Is literally traceable down to the mint origin, lmao. What a retarded uyghur that anon is.

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Although he still hasn't regained his position at MIT, Richard Stallman is returning to the board of the Free Software Foundation.


How will the corporate apologists, identarian social climbers, and Microsoft agents who smeared him in the first place respond to this?
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> The US needs to change its tax and investment laws so that asset strippers can't operate in any industry. The only assets that strippers should work with are the sexy ones.



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> Yesterday I went to a party in a well-ventilated space. When I got to the transfer station at Park Street I found that the train line from there was shut down; we had to take shuttle buses instead. There were not enough shuttles so there was a long line. People were waiting in line for half an hour, standing quite close to strangers, to board a packed bus; most of them had no masks. I decided not to ride a bus under conditions like that.

> I waited quite some time and saw that the line was not getting shorter, so I tried to look for a taxi. No one could point me at a functioning taxi stand, there in the heart of Boston. A hotel bell captain tried to phone for a taxi for me, and got no answer. I did see some taxis go by in the street but there was little chance of finding an empty one.

> On returning to the shuttle stop, I found that the line had become short and buses were no longer packed. I reached the party over two hours delayed; many of the people had already left.

> 26 April 2022


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> I love eating fungi, but I want them to taste and feel like authentic fungi, not like fake meat.

> 8 May 2022

> Sometimes I wish we had a vaccine against religion too.




Richard Stallman is the original /leftcel/

>We are now invited to despise the bullshitter for telling a 17-year-old woman at a party that he found her attractive. We can hardly assume that the bullshitter’s boasts were true. Even men who are usually honest on other topics have been known to lie about their sexual achievements. However, I wouldn’t assume they were false, or that he did an injustice to anyone at these parties. In a group of 50 models, there could well be some that would eagerly go to bed with a rich man, either to boost their careers or for a lark.

>If you condemn men for finding teenage female models attractive, you might as well condemn men for being heterosexual.

>The bully may be predatory, but it appears he didn’t display this overtly at those parties. There are indications that he arbitrarily chose the winners of the Miss USA beauty contest while he owned it. That would be a real wrong, since it would have made the contest dishonest. I understand the desire to condemn the bullshitter on every aspect of his life, but it is no excuse for ageism. If you can understand that we shouldn’t dictate people’s gender preferences, you should understand that we shouldn’t dictate their age preferences either. There are plenty of tremendously important reasons to condemn the bully. He is attacking workers’ rights, abortion rights, non-rich people’s pensions and medical care, the environment, human rights, and democracy, even the idea of truth. Let’s focus on those real reasons.

stallman.org 17 July 2018 (The bullshitter’s flirting)


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There's a new Jabber/XMPP server in town, running on Prosody (https://prosody.im).

prolesphere.one | d7dchu2gnb4xce7y7vwmulonr4k2wh2dmobqyitwwjeiojfotrvw37yd.onion

Registrations are open, and so is room creation. The MUC (Multi-User Chat) server is at hive.prolesphere.one

The server supports OMEMO and OTR encryption. Expect some growing pains in the early stages, there might be kinks to iron out so server may restart spontaneously. You can report any problems here in the thread or by messaging me at [email protected] (not an email).

You can find a list of XMPP clients here: https://xmpp.org/software/clients/

I use Gajim on desktop and Conversations (available from F-Droid) on mobile.


Country of location?




I am using conversations from fdroid, and I made a public chatroom
Do I need to share the address for people to join? How I see other chats?



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I recently opened up my own HTTP page and it's incredibly trivial and easy. I know Luke Smith is a faggot but he has solid advice on starting a web page. Using his tutorial on landchad.net I was able to get the site up and running in about 3 hours. Then in 2 days with some on the cuff learning of basic HTML and CSS I had my own perfectly respectable we space up and running in no time.

https://leftychad.net you can also do this and I believe that an ecosystem of interconnected webspaces each self hosted is far superior than the soy model of imageboards implemented by our other peers. Just host your own website and you won't have to deal with faggy mods banning you.

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 No.6401[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

We're on a new board, so why not a new desktop thread? Let's keep this board active. Hopefully a fresh thread will draw some activity.

You know the drill: post your desktops, talk rice, etc etc.
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based redstar


I can't really think of anything I would to do in a menu. Definitely not sending emails (I don't even use email for anything outside of website signups)


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Just got started with Xfce, where should I go from here?


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wallpaper may vary


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what font is that?

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