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I try to tell myself the "normalfag"/internet loser divide is a false dichotomy made up by people trying to cope with being outliers and then this shit happens. Literal cattle, holy shit.
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With the advent of GPT-3 this is going to become inevitable.


Why? Is anonymity worth giving up just because you fear that you may be talking to an AI instead of a person?


Mandatory ID is not going to prevent bots, fake IDs are a thing, and governments bots could become a thing too.
If you want to defend against bots you have to create chains of trust, where people validate cryptographic keys in meat space.
It would be nice if we could train a theory bot, as long as it's not pretending to be a human.


imagine what the internet will look like in 2030


IPv6 adoption will reach like 50%

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Hey /tech/, I got a popup of a phishing site (sweetrebecca) a week ago while browsing on mobile. Has anyone else had this happen before? I didn't install any apps recently so I don't think it's adware.
Picrel is the virustotal page listing other sites suppected to be run by the same phishers.


Bumping myself for visibility.


maybe do a malware scan.


Did you type leftypol into your browser or did you search by google and click a link?


mystery solved, it's the tiny board url

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What the hell is this garbage? I thought it was a practical joke for a solid 5 minutes before realizing that it's actually real. It looks like a GNOME knockoff. Thoughts?
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From checking online, I think I actually went to school with that guy. Basically Ballmer 2.0 but more self-aware.
Good on him though, seems like he climbed the corporate ladder very well.


Did you know that I had boobie pictures saved on my computer???!?


wtf is tech debt

bro please tell me if i shouldn't make MS Edge my main browser

Are they going to shut it down?


>wtf is tech debt
Code jank. It technically works but will make going forward harder.


>bro please tell me if i shouldn't make MS Edge my main browser

Are you just not connected to the internet? There's a win10 feature update, months old now, that physically deletes the Edge.

You're can also mostly-delete Edgium, but that leaves you with MSIE11. You can install Firefox, but at this point it uses all the same code as Chrome, like the Edge. You can install LibreWolf, but that's just a fork of Firefoxium with a little less call-home code.

I use Pale Moon, which in addition to being open source is also an actually different browser but is still "modern" allowing for nearly the full experience of the internet once you set it to spoof FF useragent strings. But the developer has stated he won't ever add WebRTC, so no google meet, some sites like how my workplace has timesheets oddly break, and of course Facebook is actively hostile to Pale Moon in particular, and they've finally started querying capabilities as manual spoofing of the latest UA headers doesn't change the fact that comments are getting reversed requiring writing your comment in Notepad first and copypasting in one "keystroke" to prevent the go-to-home invisible character being added.

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I am sending books to my kindle via email. Amazon then asks for confirmation. I obviously haven't paid for those mobis. I wonder if they will eventually knock the door and say I own them all the hundreds of books I might have sent.

I really wonder how copyright laws work especially in the age where everything is datamined. The probably know every single porn I may have downloaded too.


You fucked the moment you connected that thing to wi-fi instead of turning airplane mode on.


Does there happen to be a method to disable the autoupdaters on Kindles? They force updates if available, whenever there is connection to the Internet, and then custom modifications get broken. What is a method which allows someone to obtain the offline copies of ebooks for Kindle without this always online shit?


buy a kobo


probably nothing will happen so don't sweat it. but stop using kindles and other proprietary spyware in the future

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I was logging all network traffic and noticed requests to googleusercontent at seemingly random times and also to Amazon's AWS. Now I'm worried what it could be sending/receiving.
All I could find was a couple of stackoverflow questions about the same thing saying it was apparently NetworkManager (thanks, GNOME!) but I don't have it installed.
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Are you sure "pozzed" is the right word, anon?


i checked my arch and mint partitions and they kept pinging (ip).(letters).googleusercontent.com, what the fuck?


its probably 100000 sites using google fonts and aws hosting


I hadn't loaded any websites at the time I checked and I also use an adblocker with everything blacklisted by default.


If you want to inspect anything you have to close down your browsers, torrents, the usual and wait for existing connections to close so you have a clean slate. Modern websites for example are constantly connecting in the background via JS, browsers themselves make connections in the background, and torrent peers can take a while to figure out you're not participating anymore.

Then use netstat + wireshark to see which processes are still connecting to the Internet and to where.
- netstat will tell you which process is connected to what IP(s)
- wireshark will tell you about the packets being sent to and from that IP, you can also inspect DNS requests to figure out what domain it's connecting to, if any

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Hello lads, I'm looking to start a conversation on a topic that's been popping up alot recently, and will likely develop further as the technology gains more adoption. As I'm sure you know, robotic dogs from the likes of Boston Dynamics are being rolled out at police departments and military bureaus across the US, and I'd bet we see widescale adoption as the technology is fleshed out further.
So as a result, I'd like to start a conversation on the best feasible means, both expensive and DIY, to deal with these fuckers. With the advent of home-based 3D printing, easily accessible lasers, and other modern user tech, I believe there are a number of options available to us.
In the resistance against drones being used by the police in Chile, Argentina and now in Portland, lasers were used to incapacitate drone dogs during protests. However, this incapacitation *only* makes these dogs unusable at that single protest; any police department will simply repair their $75k digidog and send it back at the next protest. So, what I'm interested in is ways to make them *inoperable* for extended periods of time, whether physically or electronically. I was bouncing around the idea of somehow using very strong magnets to damage the internal electronics, but this may be unfeasible due to the size of magnet that would be needed. Other options that seem viable would be permanently damaging the optics being used by the dogs, but I'm not sure on the best option for this. As such, I'd like to open this to conversation. I'll be posting this thread here, as well as on a few other imageboards that may be interested and able to help in this discussion.
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How about smoke, could that screw up the sensors on the device?

What about covert methods to disable these pricy toys?

Guns would draw the attention from the officers if they were used to disable these robots.


event paintball guns may work if it has optical sensors


then theyll just install little eye wipers…


paint isn't that easy to scrape off by simple wipers though


I’ve never wanted to violently destroy something more than these disgusting fucking robots

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I was listening to a Citations Needed episode about the propaganda trope of "Labor shortages" and realized that all that WE NEED MORE WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR is not about making software companies less monocultural (which is good in itself), and the real porky's goals are:

1. Increasing the overall supply of engineers, like they pushed women into the workforce in the 60s in the West.

2. Getting the candidates who tend to accept lower salaries (at least women are routinely underpaid, probably PoC too).

In fact, CN hosts briefly mentioned it themselves:
> what they want to do is they want to expand the pool by any means necessary, whether they use liberal inclusion language or whether or not they use, they want to have more workers because if I have twenty people applying for a job versus three, the demands, of course, will be far less

Somehow, the whole inclusivity hype should be hijacked with unionizing, because who would oppose the white'n'male CEOs' tyranny if not a diverse labor movement?
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Your point being?


Dude, you asked and I’m answered what it all meant among normies and wokies, stop with this pedantry to appear Le Rational Materialist. I’m not in charge of these terms, go send a complaint to the CEO of modern language.
See… what? I shared an observation, I’m actually pro-women-in-IT because the current sausage party is tiresome.


both are heavily correlated. but a proper study would be interesting


>dude you're being woke!!!!
>still using terms like "materialist"
pseud ass


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>still using terms like "materialist"

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>Me when I'm the only non-FAGGOT instance on pleroma.

How do you deal with this, bros? I thought fediverse was supposed to be based.
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i understood zero things you said


>tfw all the good posters are on shitposter.club


What are some good profiles to follow and keep up with the new? Since I got banned from Twitter I noticed that I'm only knowings thing far long after they happened but I really don't wanna use Reddit, I hate that place.


I used to be hip and with it until social media became way too cancerous and privacy-destroying for me (like a few years ago) so now I'm still with it but only as an outsider. I miss being on all the cool niche communities a decade ago before they got overridden by the masses.

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ITT: Post your desktop
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Isn’t it pretty easy to change the appearance without radically changing the DE? I saw one video of a guy making xubuntu look exactly like windows 95 and it just looked like he put a skin on it.


Yes, you can change the GTK/QT theme for any DE. This gives you some degree of customization, it's pretty nice. More customizability than Windows or MacOS will give you, actually, all GNU/Linux programs allow for a fair degree of customization. But that level of customization is still limited when compared to manually configuring each program to be precisely what you want, like a custom WM setup would allow. WM setups aren't just about looks, but also about funcionality. Getting to choose each program and configure them gives you a big boost in customization of functionality.


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>These motherfuckers can make Xfce look nice while mine looked like ass




>posting in the old desktop thread
>Doom modeline
Double bruh

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Does /tech/ participate in the Fediverse? Seems to me that this is the sort of social media we should be trying to get people into, even if social media itself is kinda trash.

I've always disliked social media, but after the news at >>>/leftypol/1066439, I've been considering getting into the Fediverse. You see, I would like the people who DO use social media (basically everyone) to be on better platforms, but I feel I cannot demand that from them if I cannot even use them myself. For instance, it would be disingenuous to ask Comrade Cockshott to start his presence in Mastodon after getting banned from fedbook if I could not be there to follow him and boost his follower stats. So..

So, /tech/, any thoughts on the Fediverse? What are some good instances and communities I could join? What are some people I should be following? What implementations are better, Pleroma, Mastodon, something else?

Also fediverse general.
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It's better than twitter.


It won't be if all the retards from here start shitting it up.


Seethe and Cope titteroid.


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> titteroid
What's that supposed to mean? I use the fedi that's why I don't want it to be tainted by you imbeciles.

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