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 No.11178

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.11179

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It's funny to read this today anon cause when I woke up I needed to check my bank account because I am trying to get a ride home from work and I need money obviously and my bank already had a horrible website layout but when I woke up today everything was changed and the url was different and I tried to log in and now it wont even let me in because I bet they changed databased like retards and now it doesn't recognize my user account.

I clicked "join" and I just get brought to a blank page. It's fucking incredibly lmao. Of course yes it has an absurd amount of java and looks like dog shit.
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 No.11180

Oh, and of course sometimes you can solve their google captcha 10 times in a row and only then google just blocks your ass. "Thank you for improving our Skynet that will predator bomb your ass in the future! Now fuck off!"
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 No.11181

Also imagine nhentai blocking your ass even when you LOGGED IN already
FUCK OFF! I WILL BITE YOUR LEGS OFF!
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 No.11182

>>11181
>>11180
This is exactly why I don't use the modern internet unless I absolutely have too. it's all fucked. All the market wants to cater too is phone fags.
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 No.11185

>>11182
trying smartphones is a dystopian experience
you can't to do shit on your smartphone
can't unlock bootloader without groveling first before your capitalist overlords
"pretty please m'lord, can I unlock bootloader on YOUR phone?"

can't securely install apps without google getting into your ass

devs wiping their feet with users

gorillion fucking toggles
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 No.11186

toggles inside toggles inside toggles
what fucking harebrained absolute autist thought this was a good idea?
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 No.11188

>>11185
>can't unlock bootloader without groveling first before your capitalist overlords
"pretty please m'lord, can I unlock bootloader on YOUR phone?"
this holy shit. i got a new phone and to unlock the bootloader i had to SIGN UP FOR A ONEPLUS ACCOUNT, fill out a form sending them a bunch of my information, and then WAIT AN ENTIRE WEEK to get emailed a file to let me unlock it. coming from using very old smartphones, it felt like i had been teleported to some alien and disturbing future and i wanted to return immediately. like samurai jack or some shit. and of course since all the software that doesn't spy on you is reverse-engineered from the shit provided by the vendors, it's hacky as fuck and doesn't work with tons of shit, so i had to downgrade my android version to install it, which required borrowing a windows PC from someone and installing this sketchy tool from xda-developers on it that could be crammed full of malware for all i know, as well as some device drivers that are so old and obscure they can no longer be found from official sources. and of course i had to do it again because i was waylaid by this mandatory week long wait, and android updated itself back to 12 in the interim EVEN THOUGH i had explicitly disabled auto-update in the developer settings.

i get cold sweats at night at the thought of ARM ever supplanting x86, or x86 devices ditching BIOS and turning into ARM devices, because this is the future that awaits us if that ever happens.
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 No.11189

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>>11178
>the commercial web sucks more and more
you might like project Gemini, it's an alternative protocol which seeks to create a minimalist web and it is run by hobbyists and volunteers as a community. It has a very simple design so that hobby resources are enough for it to run well and create an enjoyable experience. Most Gemini capsules (the word they use for sites) open instantly.

You can access Gemini via a Gemini capable browser
<Lagrange (GUI-browser)
https://gmi.skyjake.fi/lagrange/
<Amfora (terminal browser)
https://github.com/makeworld-the-better-one/amfora/releases

the main project page is https://gemini.circumlunar.space.
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 No.11196

We can build a better Internet completely on our own any time we want to. You're hypnotized by the idea that it's all about technology and that we need the money & expertise to build a parallel structure. The Internet is people, not tech.

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.

The biggest hurdle is finding people who want to start and maintain direct private connections. Do any of you remember when you talked to your friends using email? Is that even a thing any more? Now everything is on social media platforms.

I'm happy to talk about what I have in mind if anyone gives a shit, but an integral part of it is direct private communication. People have to be willing to share emails & public keys.
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 No.11197

>>11188
>i get cold sweats at night at the thought of ARM ever supplanting x86, or x86 devices ditching BIOS and turning into ARM devices, because this is the future that awaits us if that ever happens.
you don't need ARM for this lol
it's already happening on x86 with secure boot, where it boots only what is sighned with M$ or Apple private keys

>>11189
>Gemini
does it have a search engine?
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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

>but an integral part of it is direct private communication

what are you even doing on imageboards lol?
go to your private fbi.gov for 'private communication'

I want fucking public communication
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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'

so I'm a fed? well practice opsec dummy. don't share details of your personal life. but the feds aren't looking for you. they're looking for pedos, terrorists and DNM vendors.

>I want fucking public communication

So long as you outsource all your communication needs to tech giants, they can shit on you all they want. Doesn't matter how much you wring your fist at them.
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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
vgemini-textboard.fgaz.me

those are all capsule addresses, so you have to type it into a Gemini capable browser
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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.11272

>Try to view some reddit thread
you deserve it
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 No.11273

>>11272
As opposed to what? pol?
You guys are like vermin. Impossible to get rid of once you start nesting.
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 No.11274

>>11178
If you don't already have uMatrix, get it. It helps you get around a lot of that crap, and it prevents a ton of useless shit from loading if you use it right.
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 No.11275

>>11185
Why not just jailbreak the thing?
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 No.11276

Just download the app for a better experience!
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 No.11280

>>11276
I'm convinced that website design has intentionally become shittier over time in order to force people onto apps for data collection purposes.
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 No.11281

>>11280
I mean, yeah. That's probably absolutely true.
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 No.11285

>>11272
some answers to questions are only available on reddit
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 No.11286

>>11274
>If you don't already have uMatrix, get it.
It won't protect you from cloudflare blocking your ass

also if you block cdn network on domain level - the whole site breaks down
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 No.11287

>>11275
>Why not just jailbreak the thing?
how?
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 No.11289

>>11286
No, it won't. I just don't use sites that have it. I don't feel like I am missing anything.
>>112867
It depends on the make and model of your phone. Look up how to jailbreak your phone in particular. A simple search on SearX should find a method or two. It's usually easier to do when you have a computer to plug the phone into, but there should be a method that doesn't use one.
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 No.11291

>>11189
>Lagrange (GUI-browser)
I'm mind blown, this might actually be the best browser I've ever seen
fucking beautiful sleek ass browser

last minimal browser I've tried - badwolf - broke on my stripped down fedora

maybe www fags should take a note or two

>>11201
>gemchan.space

<dead as hell board, still better than other chans

kek indeed gemanon
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 No.11292

<two plus two is four minus one that's three quick maths
<Gemini math support.
kek now that's what I call a /math/ board on a chan
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 No.11295

Gemini works great when torified, no slowdowns

I understand it uses ICANN servers for domain resolution? Does it support DNSSEC?
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 No.11304

>>11178
(You're un-)Welcome to the modern web! (Don't) Enjoy your stay!

>reddit

You're in luck, they launched a tor thing on 2022-10-25! Don't try logging in though, security stuff will lose its shit.
https://old.reddittorjg6rue252oqsxryoxengawnmo46qy4kyii5wtqnwfj4ooad.onion
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 No.11306

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Switched to FreeTube now, finally this shit is actually watchable now without ads interrupting media stream every second.
Also comes bundled with the SponsorBlock, so you can skip youtube bitches self-promoting and shilling their sponsors. No more "HIT THAT LIKE BUTTON AND SUBSCRIBE!!!" whining.

Internet became a little less shittier today.
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 No.11865

>>11306
Do you know how to make freetube show recorded live-streams, because those don't show up if you click on the channel video tab.
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 No.11866

>>11865
What the hell is free tube?
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 No.11867

>>11865
what do you mean "recorded live-streams"? it plays both live-streams and recorded video alright for me
give me a link to the video

also what OS? did you use a standalone installer? appimage? flatpak?

>>11866
>What the hell is free tube?
https://freetubeapp.io/
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 No.11868

Also tried PlasmaTube because it's written in Qt and in the repo, but couldn't get it to run on barebones fedora install - it didn't install a bunch of kf5-kirigami and kf5-kcoreaddons dependencies even tho it throws an error without them. I hate this shit.
and after installing kf5-kcoreaddons it throws an error that it still can't find kcoreaddons or whatever, even tho there are no more kcoreaddons packages in the repo
someone needs to be bitchslapped for this, why even package if it doesn't pull required deps? fucking retards

and on a standard bloated gnome fedora install it at least launches, but is broken as fuck and can't play any videos
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 No.11870

>>11306
How is this better than Invidious?
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 No.11871

>>11870
freetube is a standalone desktop app, even tho Electron based

you need to self-host invidious, or use someone else's instance
instances tend to go down and be slow as fuck, buffering like a motherfucker when youtube embed flies

freetube local youtube scraper backend is as fast as embed, and it can fallback to invidious instances in case of failure

also, it allows local subscriptions, remembers history, playback state, etc, etc etc

and it frees your browser for actual browsing

only thing is lacks are proper tabs, it only has separate windows as of now, but it's still in beta
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 No.11872

>>11870
oh, and also freetube can buffer the whole video and is not limited by your browser cache
and in general it's fast and smooth
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 No.11873

>>11871
>freetube is a standalone desktop app
Meh.
>instances tend to go down and be slow as fuck
There are always more of them.
>freetube local youtube scraper backend is as fast as embed, and it can fallback to invidious instances in case of failure
That's a legitimately nice feature.
>also, it allows local subscriptions, remembers history, playback state, etc, etc etc
Fuck all that.
>and it frees your browser for actual browsing
Yeah, but so do tabs.
>>11872
I just download the videos and then watch them. Playing it back in VLC lets me skip around in the video at will.

You know what a program like FreeTube would be good for? PornHub. Make soemthing like that for PornHub and other online porn sites, and you would crash the internet porn industry with no survivors.
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 No.11874

>>11867
>what do you mean "recorded live-streams"? it plays both live-streams and recorded video alright for me
It plays livestreams for me too, but only if i know their specific title or link and search for it. I'm asking about discovery. As in going to a channel page and then looking for what's been uploaded to it. In those cases i don't see any way to find live-streams i don't already know about.

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