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Samsung is lobbying to get a general exclusion order against phone-screen imports in the US.
They claim it's because screens that are imported by the phone repair-shops do a muh-patent-infringerino.

The real reasons is because Apple wants to switch their screen supplier to BOE, and Samsung wants a monopoly on screens.
Samsung can't go after Apple directly because Apple has enough money to wage patent-warfare until the end of time.
Samsung can't go after BOE because that's a Chinese company, and patent-trolling doesn't fly in China.

The result is going to be the destruction of the repair industry, and a precedent for banning technology parts as a means for installing a monopoly. If you aren't allowed to get parts for fixing your stuff, it's more corporate shit encroaching on personal possessions.

here is a video from Rossmann going into more details
His take is to make Samsung a dirty word.

My questions:
Would it not be a better strategy to bypass this by (legally grey) relabeling tech parts and importing them anyway. So that Samsung gets cut out completely ?
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intellectual property must be destroyed


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>Would it not be a better strategy to bypass this by (legally grey) relabeling tech parts and importing them anyway. So that Samsung gets cut out completely ?
Based accelerationChads on leftychan identifying lines of flight and creating Zones of Offensive Opacity against the monopolization of capital. Remember, Marx voted for free trade specifically for it's accelerating, destabilizing effects against the companies.


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EU right to repair legislation has dropped

the official document says:
<1 - A right for consumers to claim repair to producers, for products that are technically repairable under EU law, like a washing machine or a TV. This will ensure that consumers always have someone to turn to when they opt to repair their products, as well as encourage producers to develop more sustainable business models.
<2 - A producers' obligation to inform consumers about the products that they are obliged to repair themselves.
<3 - An online matchmaking repair platform to connect consumers with repairers and sellers of refurbished goods in their area. The platform will enable searches by location and quality standards, helping consumers find attractive offers, and boosting visibility for repairers.
<4 - A European Repair Information Form which consumers will be able to request from any repairer, bringing to repair conditions and price, and make it easier for consumers to compare repair offers.
<5 - A European quality standard for repair services will be developed to help consumers identify repairers who commit to a higher quality. This ‘easy repair' standard will be open to all repairers across the EU willing to commit to minimum quality standards, for example based on duration, or availability of products.

I don't know if those rules are any good because you usually have to be a level 12 legal wizard to understand what it really means, so I'm deferring to somebody else for that judgement.

here is a video of Louis Rossmann ranting about the centralized database (point 4) where repair services have to compete on price
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Did Marx actually do this though? I've never seen any proof of this but I've heard it said.


Marx scarcely took direct positions on policy.
However Marx seems to lean towards unrestricted commodity exchange with strong capital controls. So free-flow of goods but not free flow of capital. But i'm not entirely sure that Marx would be happy if you turned this into a generality, he'd probably tell you that everything depends on the material conditions.

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What's your take on linux software distribution ?

There's a lot of buzz around flat-pack and flat-hub atm, they are currently implementing a monetization feature. And for some reason Eric Schmidt the google-guy is involved somehow.
flathub isn't calld flub
I'm worried that once money is involved it will attract scammers and litigation for a payout type people. Also the payment processor they want to use is stripe, that's probably not anonymous

Ubuntu has removed flat-pack from it's official releases, to push it's snap package manager instead, i wonder if they have other reasons than "we're going to make our own pack-manager with blackjack and hookers" to yeet flat-pack from their system.

I think the best package manager in the end might be NIX

Is going from distro repositories to this type of stuff going to improve software distribution on linux ?
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I think the main problem is that there should be a clear delimitation between gnu/linux as a tool (gentoo, nix, guix, etc.) and gnu/linux as a consumer OS

I use gentoo as my daily driver because I like foss and programming (as a hobby) and portage is more or less what I would do if I decided to write a personal package manager. if I also wanted reproducibility, the end result would be very similar to guix. these package managers are just what a programmer would expect, the intuitive approach to the problem so to speak

I have no idea what people who want to use linux as a consumer OS to do office work or play windows games need, but I'm sure their requirements are not the same as mine. I don't want them to modify my tools to accommodate for their needs, and the feeling is probably mutual

so that's my take I guess. I had to program on windows at work some years ago and it was terrible. the one size fits most approach is a waste of time

>unneccesarily convoluted build system
you probably use shit like autotools and cmake already. meson is way less convoluted than the alternatives


>I think the main problem is that there should be a clear delimitation between gnu/linux as a tool (gentoo, nix, guix, etc.) and gnu/linux as a consumer OS

I think if you do this and appeal to normies by making gimped distros like silverblue to more easily facilitate browsing facebook, you get hordes of screeching uneducated retards like the userbase of /r/linux going WHY DOESN'T THE DOLBY ATMOS FOR MY NETFLIX WORK, WHY DOES THE SETTINGS MENU HAVE SO MANY BUTTONS, IT'S CONFUSING, LINUX IS SHIT!!!

and in response to that you have huge developers like redhat pandering to them by writing software like GNOME that is intentionally gimped in functionality yet at the same time crowds out all other alternatives from the ecosystem because it has such institutional force behind it, and shit like baked-in DRM, TPM attestation (to enforce the DRM), immutable root (to keep the retards from breaking their distro and whining about it), wayland shit which screenrecording and keybinding doesn't work half the time (because some retard might download malware which will keylog them), ad nauseam.

linux should always remain a tool. if the tool can be made easier to use without compromising on functionality, then fine. but it should always remain a tool.


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>I think if you do this
do what? keep a delimitation? do you think there should be no difference between gentoo and ubuntu?
from the rest of your message I can see that you are not as retarded as to suggest that. in principle we agree, but it is not like you can stop ibm and redhat from doing what they are doing. the best and only realistic alternative is to try to keep the tool separate from the consumer environment - this is what I call delimitation


the problem is it's difficult to keep "linux the tool" and "linux the consumption device" segregated so that the latter doesn't crush the former


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Isn't that what computers and technology fundementally are? I guess phones are probably a more extreme example because computers you can program on and create with, but, I would say that computers are, to some degree, inherently consumption devices.

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Recommend a virtual phone number, to register on Telegram


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Does anyone actually know how to make money on the Forex market? Been trying for years, but nada.


Before we get to foreign exchanges

Finance 101: It's a zero-sum game, for some people to win others have to lose.

There are 4 rungs:

-The lowest rung in this game is guessing what's going to happen and then gambling with investment, this is not sensible, don't do it this is the looser-rung.
-The next rung is having insider information about what is going to happen so that you know what you can invest in with a guaranteed return.
-The rung above that is having the ability to affect the world in a way to make your investments give you returns.
-The top rung is having control over institutions so that you can rig the game in your favor.

Foreign exchanges are affected allot by foreign policy of countries, if you can get insider information about decisions in that field before it's made public, you can sensibly predict it and make some money off it. If you're the one making foreign policy decisions that's also a way. Controlling something like a central bank, that's probably the best position.


Why forex? Just do options. They are at least better than forex. I wouldn't do forex with out a large savings of cash.

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What would a video conferencing application that can support multiple billion users look like?

Can it be made decentralized with guaranteed high availability?

How can moderation be organized in such an application? I guess some aspects can be programmed in, like speaking time limits, and speaking order could be randomized. Also considering all users would be authenticated could muting or kicking be organized on a voting basis?

I honestly was thinking about VR chat based assembly but that seems far more cumbersome.
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Anyway, this is just me entertaining the possibilities.

One thing is certain - digital spaces allow humans to go beyond physical limits. To not take advantage of this in collective decision making is foolish. The possibilities outweigh the risks in my opinion.


You want to combine both physical and virtual space, i guess that could work, but i think you are taking IT Security too lax.
How do you organize the token issuers, so that it doesn't become a gate-keeper organization that has too much power ?

>How is it not democratic when majority votes to burn someone at the stake?

Are you trolling me ?
If you want the rule by the demos, you can't just burn a part of it to death.

>You seem to think that democracy only means pacifism. When democracy perfectly can be bloodthirsty.

If you mean engaging in warmongering like the neocon-regimes, no democracies tend not to do that because most people loose out in wars.

>Democracy is a dictatorship of the majority. Nothing more, nothing less.

If that's what you want, why are you trying to create a dictatorship of the ostracisers, which are by no means a majority.

>why would the majority undermine a majority principle that empowers it?

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>you are taking IT Security too lax
well assuming there are hundreds of millions of nodes to compromise the network you would need to compromise hundreds of millions of machines

hardware tokens would ensure authentication tied to real unique identities

open voting means that any results could be independently analyzed and verified for meddling

so that leaves the development platform and distribution channels

development should be carried by some government institution
how you would control this institution is how you would control any public institution that manages critical infrastructure

and there is always going to be critical infrastructure in society

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What I'm getting at is that assembly can't just be a rubber stamp organ with passive public who only listens and doesn't have any control over the agenda or the means to punish individual speakers.


>well assuming there are hundreds of millions of nodes to compromise the network you would need to compromise hundreds of millions of machines
There is evidence that pretty much all consumer computers are already back-doored.
You can't brush this off, you would be handing over political-power to what ever organizations are able to exploit the backdoors.
There is no inherent security in having large numbers of computers.
You have to assume that all the computer technology you can't inspect is compromised.

independent vote-verification can't fix vote-manipulation on the massive scale that's possible with computers, the verification process doesn't have enough through-put.

>how you would control this institution

You develop all the technology in the open so that everybody can inspect it, we'll be able to make it secure enough that, it'll cost more to break the security than what can be gained from doing so. Additionally we could fund competing security checking organizations.

>look man, in any assembly there is a speaker and a public he is speaking to

>the public needs to have control over the speaker, which is done through moderation

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So the EU is apparently pondering to make a mandatory pedo scanner for software.

Many people have pointed out that this is just a pretext to attack:
IT security
and maybe even free open source software.

Many people think it's surveillance organizations them selves that are uploading the CSAM on purpose to push for laws that expand their legal permissions.

And all of the above is undoubtedly true.
Consider that if you invert the assumption of innocence and declare that wanting privacy makes you into a pedo-suspect that means that secret organizations have to be considered pedo-guilty by default, because they can't prove their innocence while keeping their secrets either.

If you argue that effective encryption that can't be broken which is absolutely necessary for the very concept of privacy, has to be undermined for the pedo-scanner. Then that same argument has to be made for proprietary software. Many pieces of proprietary software are in the range of tens or hundreds of gigabytes, and without publicly available source-code it's possible to hide a huge assortment of pedo-content in there. By contrast it's not possible to hide pedo-stuff in open source software.

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Hmm that's kind off an unexpected reply.
I don't know if this really is about right-left bourgeois direction-politics or a cultural issue.

If you want to fight pederasty you need to fund investigative police-work, like with detectives and crime laboratory stuff. And you need highly trained social workers that can figure out if children are in social conditions that could lead to molestation.

I don't really see the point of bothering with computer and internet stuff, by the time pedophile-porn ends up on the internet it's too late and the damage has been done.

If you find the pedos in meat-space that will fix the internet content problem by extension.

If this really is about protecting children online, then i would be onboard with a general ban to post pictures of non-adults online. Because that makes it a privacy argument. You can argue that children can't consent to their likeness being published, because they aren't legally able to consent. Parents arguably don't have that right either because it might have effects beyond childhood and that would be violating the privacy rights of future legal adults.

The big advantage of a general age restriction mechanism is that there is no need to have a data-base full of CP to create anti-CP-filters. And you won't end up with government institutions or private corporations that are filled with pedophiles ""managing the illegal content containment"". You can have a relatively simple algorithm that is very accurate at guessing the age of somebody even when photos don't include a face. There's no need to do any invasive stuff like hack into the phones and computers of private persons either. And the age-guessing algorithm has no legally problematic technical components derived from CP, so it can be opensource code that can be inspected to make sure there are no malicious features. It's also very light on computation resources, cheap compact-cameras with 500mhz MIPS-architecture processors could do this a decade ago. You can add this to any website or app without it becoming a regulation that promotes big tech-monopolies because only they are able to have the technical and legal capacity to implement it.

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Can you not derail the thread with your crackpot conspiracies about Covid and Globla warming which are actually real threats you moronic faggot and mass shootings are too even if liberals have a dumb ass backwards way of fixing it.

Are you seriously this dumb?
Covid and global warming are not comparable to this at all.


>Spooked, cartoon watched, failed adult


>Another retard with nothing of value to say/


>Quotations of comrade dunning kruger

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Why is there so much mystification around AI.
It's a method of statistical brute-force pattern recognition and generation.
Is it meant to dissuade people from seeing it as a tool they could learn to use?
Or was it just the hype intended to get investor money taking on a life of it's own.
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That's saying something given their standards.


>I'm a hard materialist, so I think that the human brain is doing information processing, using electrical signals and neuro chemistry.

If anything this makes you a vulgar materialist. Define information for me.


>If anything this makes you a vulgar materialist
You are using this as a taunt in tribal discourse, that makes it meaningless as a theoretical criticism.

>Define information for me.

That's a huge subject that defies the requirements of brevity for posts such as this one, you have to read Claude E Shannon The Mathematical Theory of Communication. I tried to include the Book in the attachment but i can't upload files with a djvu file-extension, and after converting it to pdf the file size was too big. Sorry you have to get it from libgen or something in case you're interested


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>Define information for me.


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Remember deep fakes from a few years ago ?
That tech has gotten really good and it's now being used for video filters that make people look way better than they actually look

check this out


this is sort of AI related, and i didn't feel like making a new thread, so

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Was wondering how the fuck is Linux kernel GPL licensed and at the same time is used to make profit..

from the Linux kernel licensing rules
>Aside from that, individual files can be provided under a dual license, e.g. one of the compatible GPL variants and alternatively under a permissive license like BSD, MIT etc.
>The User-space API (UAPI) header files, which describe the interface of user-space programs to the kernel are a special case. According to the note in the kernel COPYING file, the syscall interface is a clear boundary, which does not extend the GPL requirements to any software which uses it to communicate with the kernel. Because the UAPI headers must be includable into any source files which create an executable running on the Linux kernel, the exception must be documented by a special license expression.

What's the point of using the GPL license then when you castrated it so, mr. Torvalds? Use the fucking BSD license then, what's the problem?

Also, I never understood how this dual license scheme is supposed to work from the point of the system of law. How is the same software can be under two contradictory licenses at the same time? the fuck?
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What did Marx say about Mexicans, Slavs Jews, and Blacks, comrade? Let's not muddy waters by deviating from the great word of Marx?


Lenin clearly distinguishes between capital and commodities in his book "Imperialism the highest stage of capitalism"


>use le BSD


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Yeah, it very much looks like that. Stuff like >>11934 uses terms in such a just plain wrong way that I have to wonder if it isn't just AI.
That they shouldn't be enslaved. Because that was a thing back then.
Sauce? You can do it. Lenin's little books are laid out like text books and are quotable unlike Capital. To read it from Marx, look at Chapter 4, pages 104-108.


>I have to wonder if it isn't just AI.
kek when you're such a theorylet that you have to dehumanize other people.

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Thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.
I wanna buy some headphones to go outside i don't want to spend more than 100€ on them. I want them to be mostly durable and secondly to have good sound quality, also i don't want to look like a jackass while wearing them, any suggestions?
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Hello, new to Linux and I would like to know if there is a PDF reader with the following characteristics:

1 - Has a "Fit content" option for zooming
2 - Remembers the last page I visited

Even if not the second option, the first is essential to me, my speed in reading PDFs has decreased a lot since I have to manually scroll down to read the content in each page instead of just using the keyboard arrows.


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Try xpdf v3.04


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Great info. Lucky me I came across your site by accident (stumbleupon).
I have book-marked it for later!


the best viewer on Linux is Okular
it can do all that you mentioned and then some, like annotations, comments etc
and it's fast and customizable

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