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Trolling The Free Software Fundies Comrade 04/10/2020 (Fri) 03:47:48 No. 880 [Reply] [Last]
Why are free software fundamentalists so easy to troll? I get that people have different standards for what "open source" is, but shouldn't we try to welcome any money we can get into making open source software? It doesn't seem like being exclusionary is a good strategy. This stuff leads to purity spiralling, hurt feelings, and worst of all, trolls having their lulz at your expense. I encourage everyone to use open source and even libre software, but harm reduction means encouraging everyone to use proprietary software less, not ruthlessly gate keeping everything.
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>>885 >>893 Don't forget that buggy calculator and the Windows 3.1 file manager.
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You think you are trolling. In reality you are just being a shill for massive corporations to rape working class people. In reality, you just look like a dumb cuck. Pic related is OP.
>>1458 Underrated post.
>says some retarded lie >gets banned HAAHAHA FREETARDS TRIGGERED xDDD
>>885 this practice is called "openwashing", which is comparable to greenwashing.

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Comrade 04/26/2020 (Sun) 12:38:52 No. 1412 [Reply] [Last]
Since there's talk about discord on /leftypol/, we should discuss the alternatives. Here's four that look decent. https://zulipchat.com/ >open source >Apache license >threaded conversations https://rocket.chat/ >open source >MIT license (except the enterprise part) https://mattermost.com/ >open source >AGPL https://getsession.org/ >you have to use their servers, can't deploy your own

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>>1421 TBH I've never used retroshare's chat functionality, only the sharing stuff.
>>1421 I've been using RetroShare daily for five years and it is just fine.
>>1429 What the fuck are rooms that have no equivalent in Matrix?
retroshare://forum?name=%2Fleftypol%2F&id=a0b9bb668a8ffbf0970b6d5c1c22551b idk if a retroshare leftypol already exists? made one anyways if people feel the need to use it
Maybe add a client to the site that connects to IRC? I've some sites do that.

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Comrade 04/18/2020 (Sat) 13:41:48 No. 1232 [Reply] [Last]
Hi /tech/, I'm trying to improve my general online security and was wondering is there a short list stickied somewhere? As I become more active, I realise I need to become more responsible for my information in case it impacts others negatively, but just reading some of the threads here as a generally non-tech person is doing my head in. What I hope it would cover would range from consoomer grade (where I'm at because I'm an idiot), all the way to clandestine opsec or whatever (I guess I wouldn't know, which is the point). Any recommendations would be appreciated. N.B.: I cannot code. I'm trying to learn Python because I'm dumb, so minimal faffing about initially would be ideal. >picture unrelated
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>>1302 if u remember your password to anything then you can "delete" from public access like myspace i randomly remembered my password (idk how I did) and i deleted plus other facebooks, and see if you can delete all google data and emails. you should remember all your passwords somewhere so you can delete your footprint as your done using service
>>1314 Are you okay, do you need an ambulance?
>>1316 God damnit, i'm just going to go drinking. Fuck this keyboard.
https://www.privacytools.io has good software recommendations
>>1364 interdasting hm

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Bypassing Twitters' Phone Number Registration Comrade 04/24/2020 (Fri) 13:18:50 No. 1371 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone know of a reliable way to get a fake phone number for when social media accounts force it upon you? I keep trying those 'receive SMS' websites but all the numbers are already used by the time I get to them. Also, you don't need to remind me how they all spy on you, I know, I just need this to conduct business directly with clients, nothing more.
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you can perhaps buy sim cards online in your country. Check ebay type sites. Get a cheap burner phone. Obviously don't get a smartphone burner phone, get one of the old ones.
Best option is to not use it at all, otherwise you might as well use your real phone number.
you don't have to have a phone number, just email them twice that your phone number doesn't work and they'll unlock your account
>>1371 Have you been locked? Are you a furry artist or something?
>>1401 Twitter will just randomly lock your account at times.

Centralization of the Internet; what to do about it and would decentralization come back in a socialist economy? Comrade 04/20/2020 (Mon) 21:22:16 No. 1287 [Reply] [Last]
Hey all, It is sort of eerie, back in the Web 1.0 days, (I know showing my age here) there were so many websites all created by ordinary people all expressing themselves. Now big corporations have barged in and so many people are now using these centralized websites and services without even knowing of any alternatives. Would such a decentralization and expression come back to the internet in a socialist world or would it be used for something different?
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>>1311 So...zeronet right?
>>1312 I've heard zeronet and ipfs are very sloppily built projects. This is just a guess, but I believe I2P is a better built network than both, technically.
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>>1301 This shit's cool IMO. I read one of the features was it has a "bridge" mode that lets you communicate over gnunet without requiring any of your current applications to be rewritten for it.
>>1305 There is a meshnet in my town and it's pretty cool, they use wireless equipment for connecting to each other. I haven't researched how much the equipment would cost but i'd guess that its somewhere in the hundreds for just a short link, but the subscription is dirt cheap and the speeds are very fast. Internet access isn't guaranteed though, there are some people within the network that share their internet connection. Meshnets should be way more popular and widespread than they currently are.
>>1362 I was always curious about this but I could never figure out how to get it set up or understand exactly how it works.

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Leftypol Mastodon Comrade 04/24/2020 (Fri) 09:19:19 No. 1365 [Reply] [Last]
I think that leftypol should have a mastodon server of some sort.
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>>1375 It's a federated twitter clone. Imagine twitter, but with the addressing of e-mail: a gmail user can write to a yahoo mail user, etc.
>>1375 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_services (FB, Twitt, IG) vs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_social_network (Diasp, Mastodon, Matrix) >>1368 Would you mind copy-pasting the article for the thread? Can't browse the website via tor browser
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>>1379 Ah okay (that's not that big of a deal even). Still far preferable to the alternative of the Big Blue Bird. (The software is the main thing that matters here, if you already assume that everything is getting bulk collected by the NSA anyway, which it is. Then it's about secure standards, i.e. the actual software, encryption, privacy standards, etc.).
>>1386 Mastodon is not "secure", your posts are meant to be public. There are "private messages" but they are broken as they rely on federating servers honouring the "private" setting. It is roughly as secure as plain text e-mail.

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Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 02:00:12 No. 1331 [Reply] [Last]
Can some on explain to me how to get this pos installed?
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>>1344 >PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications such as Apple iTunes and Safari. Wikipedia
>>1339 >>1344 Lutris is better.
>>1352 In what way?
>>1355 Every way.
>>1331 Use a distro that has it packaged. And/or use playonlinux.

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Comrade 04/22/2020 (Wed) 20:54:26 No. 1323 [Reply] [Last]
If my non-gaming laptop overheats everytime I try to game, should I buy a cooling pad or buy better fans? is the cooling pad just a temporary fix or is it actually a solution to hot laptops?
>>1323 Depends. However, laptops are built with compactness in mind and heat transfer is limited by everything being crammed tightly together. A better fan can help and a cooling pad certainly drains off the heat that builds up on the outside, but there's only so much they can do.
>>1324 Aight, if it's so hot it hurts a bit to touch (not frying your hand like a hot stove, but just uncomfortably hot) is it a good moment to stop playan? it's so fucking weird, my computer ran most games like shit, never heated up, my laptop DOES run them, and here's what happens.
>>1326 Usually discomfort means your body doesn't want any more of what it's getting. But yeah, much like with people working (processing) harder means more heat is being generated. Of course more modern processors are more efficient and the amount of produced heat hasn't followed the near-exponential growth of processing power, but combining less ventilation with more power... A cooling pad, as said, might help. But honestly I fear it would only slow down the buildup of heat. More time for you, sure, but just an extension. How much? I don't know, but something. I'm not an expert. Try turning down the settings in the games, in case you haven't done so yet. Less work means less heat.

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Secure audio communication Comrade 03/24/2020 (Tue) 21:37:35 No. 615 [Reply] [Last]
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 -Jitsi -Jami 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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>>1278 Is this cause for alarm?
>>1281 Not really, it wasn't some giant security breach or anything. It's to do with a reduction in possible bugs around this major release, a lot of people are probably awaiting shilling this release just like I am to people using other software and they want the first impression to be good (previous Skype, Discord, Signal users).
>>741 If the Wienerlauncher is so knowledgeable, why is he using YouTube instead of PeerTube or Mediagoblin?
>>1283 He could upload to both of course, but probably because he wants people to actually hear what he's saying. Social coercion sucks.
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Conversations is the easiest XMPP client to set up on your phone. https://conversations.im/ It costs money on the app store, but on F-droid it's free. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/eu.siacs.conversations/

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Web-conference and webinar software Comrade 04/20/2020 (Mon) 09:02:41 No. 1262 [Reply] [Last]
Tech, which ones are good and encrypted and open source?
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>>1263 Riot uses Jitsi for video-calls, which is known to be less than ideal: https://mastodon.social/@FuckOffGoogleZurich/103874561229216970
>not using the catalog >>615
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>>1273 They have/will surely be updated with this new e2e encryption by default update (20th) and https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-doc/pull/2359 says riot applies their megolm encryption to their implementation of Jitsi voIP.
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>>1276 Calm down.

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