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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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Why hasn't chans/imageboards UX/UI advanced beyond the early to mid 2000s?

Would anons even want a "modern" style HTML5/CSS UI with flex/grid/etc. ?

I feel like having a non dated UI would attract alot more normies to imageboards
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I think that's called post-modern web design.


moar liek post-mortem am I rite??


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It's these marginal notes you can put on posts. They are always sage and hidden by default so it is a good way to call people faggots without derailing the thread.


how is that different from the branching reply model of reddit for example? only it only goes 1 deep?


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/g/ and /pol/ are down so I know gotta crash with you retards
say something, what distro are you using, why did you choose free software, how does it align with your retarded world view
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So he's also free to criticize him. :^)


When did I say he wasn't? I just asked why he was being an elitist faggot :^)


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Does anybody run MX Linux? I hear nothing about it, but it's been #1 on distrowatch for a few years. It looks good, no systemd, but it just seems that no one talks about it yet it's the most popular distro?


It's a literally who distro that no one uses. The only reason it's #1 on distrowatch is because the devs use bots to spam the page, thus generating fake interest.


based department

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Hey /tech/ I've been working on a chan with a relatively modern UI/UX as a side project. I thought about adding this to an existing thread but didn't want to shit them up.

I have several goals:

1. Modern UX/UI - I wanted to give the chan/imageboard a modern makeover using modern HTML/CSS, yes, with rounded buttons etc.
2. Code Quality - I'm not a nazi about code quality on hobby projects like imageboards, but imposing some sort of basic framework or structure would still be a vast improvement over vichan style imageboards which are mostly structureless spaghetti code balls. Statically typed languages also help with this.
3. Spam Filtering - some sort of pre-emptive validation or spam filter, possibly using basic classifier algorithm, to help moderate the board.

Things that are done:

- Basic posting (threads, replies)
- Catalog View
- Support for images (jpeg, png ,etc.)
- Catalog Pruning (delete last threads on catalog after X threads)
- Links (double carrot style links to other posts and OP)
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>Don't DIY everything, it sounds like hell to maintain.
im using a library not DIY
>Also last update to gochan was just a few weeks ago
the person in charge of gochan used to be a leftypol janny but unfortunately they fell off the face of the internet a while ago due to some personal issues and thus gochan is dead in the water. So AFAIK while there may still be contributions being made the project is leaderless.
>Why is that a problem?
because those programs themselves also require installation, updates, outside the package manager of the language of the chan and therefore practically mandates containerization which some other people here are opposed to implementing


>It's worse than 2x in most benchmarks and has to use several times more memory to achieve those speeds
so what, it's not like you're going to write a web app in C anyway. Also, often java can outperform native code due to runtime optimizations under real life non benchmark conditions anyway.


saged my own thread in favor of a new one


If someone wants to run your server program on a $3/mo VPS (which means 512MB RAM), then it's better to do this in Go than Spring Boot because the latter will hog up much more memory to begin with and crash much sooner when the userbase gets larger.
>So AFAIK while there may still be contributions being made the project is leaderless.
He still checks issues and pull requests and the last updates were by him.
>because those programs themselves also require installation, updates, outside the package manager of the language of the chan and therefore practically mandates containerization which some other people here are opposed to implementing
It's not difficult to set a guideline on which minimum version of imagemagick and ffmpeg to use.


>He still checks issues and pull requests and the last updates were by him.
glad to hear it, hopefully he hops on riot/element sometime.

>It's not difficult to set a guideline on which minimum version of imagemagick and ffmpeg to use.

yes but it makes installation more complex. If you've ever installed a vichan derivative on bare metal you'll know its a pain in the ass due to all these external dependencies

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Are javascript/typscript based single page applications better, or server side template based rendering? Do we really need something like react/angular?

I know /g/entoofags hate javascript because stallman told them to like 10 years ago but normalfags will complain if their front end experience isn't silky smooth with js animations and shit

Obviously some applications like darknet markets try to minimize or eliminate the use of javascript for security reasons.

server side html rendering also makes app deployment simpler since you don't have to worry about the front end and back end separately.

OTOH separating the front from the backend helps make a richer UI and also separation of concerns. Also makes it easier to swap out UIs

What does everyone think?
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Another consideration which may be relevant for you is the issue of hosting. Some hosting platforms, such as Digital Ocean, will allow you to host a "static website" for free. Static, in this case, means no server-side code, but you are otherwise free to use as much javascript as you wish.


sure, but the data has to be stored somewhere. So for any communication there has to be server side/backend code still existing


That's true. There's also stuff like "edge caching", which makes your front end be delivered really quickly to clients.

A huge issue with "modern" front ends is that they are insanely bloated and de-bloating them is frequently an issue that requires tinkering. Of course, it depends what you're using. If you're using GHCJS vs Elm, or vs plain JS.

On the other hand, it's really nice not have to deal with common retardation that comes from JS/CSS/HTML. A huge huge one is responsiveness, and "mobile web app" friendly. It's easy to shit on bloated React shit projects, but it requires less work to make a shitty front end.



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It matches the political compass


Even le elon musk says that AI is harder than he thought. He keeps pushing back the timeline of self driving cars because there have been no breakthroughs in AI.


imagine people dying of heatstroke because the power company raised the temperature in their sleep. the thought makes me shudder.


>imagine giving anybody remote control access to the temperature settings in your home
If you can't install your own firmware on your "smart" thermostat, so you have total control over your heater, you have to rip it out and replace it with a mechanical valve. The fact that this was even physically possible proves criminal intent.


We need GPLv3 thermostats!

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Oh god
oh fuck

I'm retarded.

I've never been tech-savvy, just a pleb consoomer and user, never digging deeper than what was on surface level.

But it seems to be, based on what I've been hearing for the past two years, that those who don't have a workable knowledge of it will simply be considered the illiterate of the 21st century.

What bare bones basic, and I'm talking like Primary School shit I'm just that dense, level stuff should I learn?

So far I've got:
- Linux (no fucking clue how I'm going to learn it)
- Python (seems accessible and is used in some GAN AIs which I find interesting, so kinda motivating)
- Ruby (it's easier Python, is it really worth it then?)
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Are we really homogenous enough to write something like this?
Some regulars here still defend proprietary sofrware.
IMO the best option would be a wiki, but then again, we could just point people to https://wiki.installgentoo.com or mirror it while adding leftist content.


That's not how it works, ISPs and gov are not important players here. Data about us is collected by trackers and then resold by brokers to whoever. Of course that data is messy and takes some (automated) work to tie different data clusters to one single person (e.g. this facebook user is the same person as that myspace user from 10 years ago).

Technically a company could just buy that data on their own (unlikely) or use some kind of 3rd party service too look into your internet history. Kind of like a privatized social credit score or a psychological profile. This is already used by banks and insurance to calculate your trustworthiness. But when it comes to employers, right now they mostly use more primitive methods like simply googling you and checking your profile on Facebook or Twitter.

If you want to hide something from data trackers then Tor is a good bet IMO, as long as you learn how to stay uniform and not stand out. And especially don't login into Facebook and in the same session visit whatever you want to hide. Compartmentalization is key to a good opsec.


>mirror it while adding leftist content.


>illiterate of the 21st century
bro we've kinda passed that point. my godfather who is a complete autist managed to create his own 3d printer from pieces, it's right in his kitchen next to the sink. I have no idea how it exactly works but it looks crazy and apparently he just draws the stuff he wants printed out on a computer, pops in a few plastic plugs and that's it and this was about 10 years ago. His rich and hot as fuck wife divorced him after about half a year when she realized he wouldn't stop working for 12+ hours per day because he's now married. So yeah, besides extreme technerdness all the way since kindergarten being basically a requirement you also need to make these kinds of sacrifices to get close to those sort of levels.


> CTRL-F "sql"
< 0 results

Keep sleeping leftypol.

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What's the worst that could happen to a laptop with whatever flavor of GNU/Linux that has been left alone for hours, besides getting stolen? Let's assume there's no screenlocker but still need a password for privilege elevation.
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maybe not if they could flash compromised bios or install some physical keylogger or other bugs?
(on the software level then yes?)


as long as your disk is unencrypted and no BIOS password is set it is easy to boot from a USB drive and access all your data


>hard drive dump
>bruteforce dictionary attack
>bios specific vulnerability
>hardware keylogger (hard to do)
>swap out WiFi chip for compromised one
That's all I got


What a shit question. Depends on what was on it, duh. If you really want hypotheticals then I guess the absolute worst is that it could lead to nuclear holocaust.


Someone might install Windows on it.

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