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Laptop Buyer Thread Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 21:35:48 [Preview] No. 12623 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hey /tech/,
I'm looking to buy a laptop for general use. I know this board isn't really one for requesting shit but I know that if I post this anywhere else I'm just going to get meme responses. With that out of the way, can anyone rec me a laptop that
>isnt a meme like thinkpad
>isnt centered around gayming
>isnt made by apple
>isnt going to cost me an arm and a leg
That's really it. I'm probably just going to use to post here or on other imageboards and maybe watch some chinese cartoons. I am not going to use it for gaming. Any reccomendations?
apologies if this is kind of a low effort thread, but I can't really post this anywhere else and get any serious replies
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Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 14:42:48 [Preview] No.12641 del
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>laptop
>isnt going to cost me an arm and a leg

Is X96 Mini and peripherals on a spice rack still purpose-efficient? Basically it's a problem how to power them portably, it should run just fine. If you buy two you can dedicate one to run video and look at the secondary one through screenshare.

Presumably.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 15:43:28 [Preview] No.12642 del
waddya need a komputah for anyway???


Anonymous 04/22/2018 (Sun) 11:42:26 [Preview] No.12663 del
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>>12641
I've seen a hilarious attempt at diying laptop from NUC-sized pc. Found some time ago while cruisin' through reddit:
https://imgur.com/a/vwnaj
Looks no worse than a Novena case, and you could probably strap your crap inside an old Thinkpad, the battery charging circuitry is the only issue, as it heavily relies on EC chip.
Do Amlogic boards run mainline GNU/Linux tho?


Anonymous 04/23/2018 (Mon) 14:41:56 [Preview] No.12666 del
>>12642
i just mail my posts to the endchan po box and dilly dilly sends me back the replies.
as long as I spend less in stamps than a computer + internet it works out


Anonymous 04/23/2018 (Mon) 17:01:04 [Preview] No.12667 del
>>12663
That thing looks like bs.
Do you have anything about the project?
>Found some time ago while cruisin' through reddit
You unironically browse leddit?



Discussion Thread Endwall 02/24/2018 (Sat) 01:52:08 [Preview] No. 1145 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
DISCUSSION THREAD
Want to say something off topic about anything?

Have a hot tip about something in the computer security world that doesn't fit into any current thread or category?

Want to chat with your fellow invisible 7 proxy friends?

Want to tell Lt. Gen Michael Hayden, GEN Keith Alexander, ADM Michael Rogers, GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK and Microsoft etc. how you feel?

It's open mic at >>>/os/ , anything goes!!

Put all of your banter here:
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Anonymous 02/26/2018 (Mon) 00:14:21 [Preview] No.1149 del
https://searxes.danwin1210.me/
seems like he took down the clearnet searxes thing.


Anonymous 04/11/2018 (Wed) 00:45:14 [Preview] No.1200 del
Watching the Zuckerberg testimony to the Senate Judiciary & Commerce Commitee on C-SPAN2.

This Zukerberg guy seems to think that we're dumb. He keeps saying that Facebook only knows about what you share in terms of likes, dislikes, and pictures.

Here's something that they do: They track who's pictures you click on, how many you look at, and how long you linger on a picture or on someone's page, they also track who you creep on from people not in your friends list. They can use this to harass you and blackmail you. They can use this to determine your sexual orientation, and determine who you find sexually appealing, without you sharing the information explicitly, among other things. They also build extensive profiles on your political viewpoints, and track and monitor all of your connections and affiliations.

None of it is private. Don't use this service. It's a PRISM service provider, and can be used to triangulate your position and activities in the real world, and preempt and stop you from doing activities. RUN. Don't use it.

If you have to use it for business, be careful, be aware that it is an intrusive surveillance platform. Nothing you do on it is private, it's all tracked and stored in a database. They track all of your clicks, and database all of it and use it to determine information about your preferences that you don't actually share. Using very sophisticated statistical data mining. They also share this data with many more 3rd parties than just the Government of the United Sates of America. Don't use it if you can avoid it.


Anonymous 04/20/2018 (Fri) 08:19:36 [Preview] No.1206 del
>>1149
hmm, I checked again and it's up again.


Anonymous 04/22/2018 (Sun) 20:50:32 [Preview] No.1209 del
>>1206
It's giving me a 502: Bad Gateway error.


Anonymous 04/23/2018 (Mon) 07:00:20 [Preview] No.1211 del
>>1209
I guess the guy running it is having some problems with it because I can see it on my end as of right now.



Online Security News Endwall 07/07/2016 (Thu) 06:09:23 [Preview] No. 149 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
See a news article or CVE bug report on an emerging computer security issue and want to share it? Post below.

I will also post links to Hak5 Threatwire videos.
Edited last time by Endwall on 07/07/2016 (Thu) 16:22:47.
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Endwall 04/04/2018 (Wed) 04:08:12 [Preview] No.1191 del
Bloomberg
Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-02/apple-is-said-to-plan-move-from-intel-to-own-mac-chips-from-2020
By Ian King @ianmking More stories by Ian King and Mark Gurman @markgurman More stories by Mark Gurman April 2, 2018, 1:44 PM EDT Updated on April 2, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT

Apple Inc. is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp., according to people familiar with the plans. The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple’s devices -- including Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- work more similarly and seamlessly together, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition. The shift would be a blow to Intel, whose partnership helped revive Apple’s Mac success and linked the chipmaker to one of the leading brands in electronics. Apple provides Intel with about 5 percent of its annual revenue, according to Bloomberg supply chain analysis. Intel shares dropped as much as 9.2 percent, the biggest intraday drop in more than two years, on the news. They were down 6.4 percent at $48.75 at 3:30 p.m. in New York. Apple could still theoretically abandon or delay the switch. The company declined to comment. Intel said, “We don’t comment on speculation about our customers.” For Apple, the change would be a defining moment. Intel chips remain some of the only major processor components designed by others inside Apple’s product portfolio. Currently, all iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs use main processors designed by Apple and based on technology from Arm Holdings Plc. Moving to its own chips inside Macs would let Apple release new models on its own timelines, instead of relying on Intel’s processor roadmap. “We think that Apple is looking at ways to further integrate their hardware and software platforms, and they’ve clearly made some moves in this space, trying to integrate iOS and macOS,” said Shannon Cross, an analyst at Cross Research. “It makes sense that they’re going in this direction. If you look at incremental R&D spend, it’s gone into ways to try to vertically integrate their components so they can add more functionality for competitive differentiation.” Stand Out The shift would also allow Cupertino, California-based Apple to more quickly bring new features to all of its products and stand out from the competition. Using its own main chips would make Apple the only major PC maker to use its own processors...


Endwall 04/13/2018 (Fri) 07:32:29 [Preview] No.1201 del
Hak5

Fast and Easy Free VPN from Google - The Open Source OUTLINE - Hak5 2403
Duration : 17:59
https://youtube.com/watch?v=sl_9dAArAzw [Embed]

MyFitnessPal Hacked - ThreatWire
Duration 8:20
https://youtube.com/watch?v=hXtSbRazsQs [Embed]

Stingrays Found in DC?! Best Buy and Delta Hit with Malware - ThreatWire
Duration: 10:57
https://youtube.com/watch?v=7essVRuqwjM [Embed]

How secure is Internet traffic? - Hak5 2405
Duration: 5:15
https://youtube.com/watch?v=LGABCWReYVk [Embed]


Endwall 04/13/2018 (Fri) 07:49:35 [Preview] No.1202 del
Jupiter Broadcasting
Tips from the Top | TechSNAP 363
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/124047/tips-from-the-top-techsnap-363/
Posted on: April 12, 2018
Getting started or getting ahead in IT is a moving target, so we’ve crowd sourced some of the best tips and advice to help. Plus a tricky use of zero-width characters to catch a leaker, a breakdown of the new BranchScope attack, and a full post-mortem of the recent Travis CI outage.
audio
http://aphid.fireside.fm/d/1437767933/95197d05-40d6-4e68-8e0b-2f586ce8dc55/2f57aaaa-4b64-4c6f-809f-121a3710a543.mp3
video
http://201406.jb-dl.cdn.scaleengine.net/techsnap/2018/techsnap-0363.mp4
youtube
https://youtube.com/watch?v=jJe_NVqCQnU [Embed]

Linux Action News 48
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/123937/linux-action-news-48/
Posted on: April 8, 2018
The Linux kernel gets a spring cleaning, things are going well for RISC-V, and Linux-Libre is clearly prioritizing freedom over security with their recent update. Steam Machines were pronounced dead and then alive this week, we’ll try and clear things up, and Mozilla has a new project.
audio

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Endwall 04/13/2018 (Fri) 07:55:38 [Preview] No.1203 del
Jupiter Broadcasting
Rebuilding it Better | TechSNAP 362
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/123852/rebuilding-it-better-techsnap-362/
Posted on: April 4, 2018
It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Terraform, a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Plus a recent spat of data leaks suggest a common theme, Microsoft’s self inflicted Total Meltdown flaw, and playing around with DNS Rebinding attacks for fun.
audio
http://aphid.fireside.fm/d/1437767933/95197d05-40d6-4e68-8e0b-2f586ce8dc55/60c0569a-55b4-446f-bf42-6d017d933f4f.mp3
video
http://201406.jb-dl.cdn.scaleengine.net/techsnap/2018/techsnap-0362.mp4
youtube
https://youtube.com/watch?v=dxy1DJVGPTA [Embed]

The Stallman Directive | LUP 243
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/123817/the-stallman-directive-lup-243/
Posted on: April 3, 2018
Richard Stallman has some practical steps society could take to roll back the rampant and expanding invasion of our privacy. But his suggestions leave us asking some larger questions. Plus the latest on the march to Juno, some fun app picks, a quick look at Qubes OS 4.0, community news, and more.
audio

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Endwall 04/23/2018 (Mon) 00:32:56 [Preview] No.1210 del
Hak 5
iPhone vs GrayKey, and Android’s Meager Security - ThreatWire
https://youtube.com/watch?v=K_EZ9M6UfuE [Embed]

Can DNS speed up your Internet connection? - Hak5
https://youtube.com/watch?v=G4LWhwp7gXA [Embed]
Edited last time by Endwall on 04/23/2018 (Mon) 00:47:17.



Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 20:54:02 [Preview] No. 12617 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I know this is old, but have you heard of project ORCHESTRA? This video talks about the NSA creating FOSS vulnerabilities and mitigating encryption on the internet. I think everyone should see this.

https://archive.fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/nsa_operation_orchestra/
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Anonymous 04/21/2018 (Sat) 04:37:52 [Preview] No.12660 del
>>12659
Ok, I'll bait.
>some random guy who's not even a cryptographer
Bruce Schneier invented the Twofish and Threefish crypto. Inform yourself better.
>His name is Jacob Appelbaum
Yes, I just don't know how to properly write his name, so I just use ioerror.
>That's why we use TLS now
You know what I mean by "SSL". I'm obviously implying TLS on this.
>I very seriously doubt Appelbaum said what you say he said.
Here is the talk (I did not check again, I saw this live from CCC some years ago):
https://media.ccc.de/v/31c3_-_6258_-_en_-_saal_1_-_201412282030_-_reconstructing_narratives_-_jacob_-_laura_poitras


Now, stop this schizo behavior.


Anonymous 04/21/2018 (Sat) 06:13:25 [Preview] No.12661 del
>>12660
Oh, I'm well aware of who Bruce Schneier is. I've even read--and understood--his book Applied Cryptography. But you didn't say that. You said Bruce Schenider.

You see, in life, as in crypto, details matter. "You know what I mean" isn't an acceptable alternative to attention to detail. Or correctness.

>You know what I mean by "SSL". I'm obviously implying TLS on this.
See above re: "you know what I mean." Also, which version of TLS? All versions? You may be unaware, but there's more than one. See above re: "attention to detail."

>Here is the talk (I did not check again, I saw this live from CCC some years ago):
Yeah, nah. I'm not going to do your legwork for you and track down a quote you've obviously misremembered from a video featuring a guy who, at the time, had no substantial credentials as a cryptographer.

>Inform yourself better.
Given everything you've said in your last two posts, there is nothing that is not deeply ironic about this command coming from you. So, right back atcha, amigo. Just remember that from where you're standing, you're a man.

From where I'm standing, you're an ape.


Anonymous 04/21/2018 (Sat) 19:50:26 [Preview] No.12662 del
>>12661
I'm a pedantic myself sometimes, but you? Jizz. Your function here is to distract from the topic?
>Also, which version of TLS?
From what Jacob said, up to 1.2.
>had no substantial credentials as a cryptographer
True, but it doesn't matter. He said he was on the talk as a journalist, and that's exactly what he did: revealed the NSA papers that Snowden gave to Poitras.
BTW: do you know where is Jacob now? Last time I heard he was in Neatherlends studying crypto, and then the SJW got him with sexual offense accusations...
I think he's important to the community.
>From where I'm standing, you're an ape.
Good point. See 'ya'.


Anonymous 04/22/2018 (Sun) 15:41:26 [Preview] No.12664 del
Retarded programmers working on Gahnoo\Linux already implanted so much vulnerabilities into the system that NSA doesn't need to do shit like this anyway. systemdicks is the most prevalent example and more subtle ones could be named as KDE and GNOME. KDE has so many bugs that you can visualize the AIDS code running in the CPU and GNOME is just a subversion tactic aimed at killing the UX.
>inb4 implying linux was usable in the first place


Anonymous 04/22/2018 (Sun) 15:45:30 [Preview] No.12665 del
>>12664
Well shit, should have read the article before posting.



Internet Security General Anonymous 04/16/2016 (Sat) 07:56:30 [Preview] No. 4 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Continuing from >>>/tech/597
https://archive.is/INR3l
This is for non specific, general tips for anonymous web browsing and downloads, tips on browsers and browser configurations for the security concious that you don't want to make a new thread for.
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Anonymous 02/15/2018 (Thu) 13:50:29 [Preview] No.1130 del
>>1129
>if I did not lock the prefs.js
I just read up on this. It seems like locking is temporary and all you need to do to reverse it, is delete the lockfile.
>I will use https://jm42.github.io/compare-user.js/ for about:config modifying.
These might be useful to you:
https://pastebin.com/pdEbeX1m
Full list of all prefs defined in Mozilla's source code for 52. Some of them are hidden/ i.e not set in about:config so there'll be no way to know about them. And: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries
Is a nice util for quickly finding out what each does, and available settings.


Anonymous 02/15/2018 (Thu) 14:48:33 [Preview] No.1131 del
>>1129
And if you're using a beta version or one with a "MOZ_TELEMETRY_ON_BY_DEFAULT", telemetry is perma-on, so be careful.
firefox-52.0esr/modules/libpref/preferences.cpp


Anonymous 02/15/2018 (Thu) 18:05:59 [Preview] No.1132 del
>>1130
>>1131
Thanks I always got confused about that. But you can never be too sure with firefox even forks have things like

camera.control.face_detection.enabled

set to true on default.


Anonymous 03/12/2018 (Mon) 02:03:56 [Preview] No.1160 del
I'm pretty sure Ghostery can be analyzed. I saw somewhere recently that they made it open source, so basically you can look through the source code if you want. Might be something worthwhile to do, but isn't necessarily something I would be able to do since I don't know shit about coding.


Anonymous 04/22/2018 (Sun) 14:10:28 [Preview] No.1208 del
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.04014.pdf

PowerHammer.

Also, don't even trust landlines, those are obviously fucked by design.



Hardware Endwall 09/18/2016 (Sun) 18:31:31 [Preview] No. 580 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Discuss hardware and alternative hardware concepts to increase computer and online privacy and security.
Edited last time by Endwall on 09/18/2016 (Sun) 18:50:04.
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Anonymous 08/21/2017 (Mon) 22:34:40 [Preview] No. 1002 del
>Minifree isn't recommend or trusted anymore
>a shop owned by Libreboot main developer is not trusted anymore
Okay, shill. Take your overpriced garbage list and go back to reddit. You really added nothing new to value. instead of pointing to actual hardware with libre support like wireless chipsets with ath9k firmware or marvell-chipset based routers with 802.11ac support or mediatek-based NAS that runs fully free software you posted some Libre© TecnoPenguin™ overpriced jew shit.


also
>Libre Tea Computer Card
>still not FSF approved after 2 years of screeching
>absolutely harmful hardware lifecycle model
>le 3d printed laptop meme, 1366x768 15" screen
>not knowing about Neo900 and Openmoko


Endwall 09/03/2017 (Sun) 23:52:30 [Preview] No. 1011 del
RC2014
http://rc2014.co.uk/

RC2014 is a simple 8 bit Z80 based modular computer originally built to run Microsoft BASIC. It is inspired by the home built computers of the late 70s and computer revolution of the early 80s. It is not a clone of anything specific, but there are suggestions of the ZX81, UK101, S100, Superboard II and Apple I in here. It nominally has 8K ROM, 32K RAM, runs at 7.3728MHz and communicates over serial at 115,200 baud.

RC2014 is available in kit form for you to solder together.  Through-hole components are used throughout, making soldering easy, even for those with limited soldering experience.  Along with a selection of modules to extend functionality, such as serial terminals with HDMI output, digital input modules or, simple keyboard, the RC2014 is a very adaptable computer.

Assembly guides can be found here:
http://rc2014.co.uk/assembly-guides/

Module information including schematic diagrams and technical descriptions can be found here:
http://rc2014.co.uk/modules/

GitHub repository can be found here:
https://github.com/RC2014Z80/RC2014

Google Group for RC2014 owners can be found here:

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Endwall 09/04/2017 (Mon) 00:33:49 [Preview] No. 1012 del
RC2014
http://rc2014.co.uk/
As soon as you turn RC2014 on you can start programming in Microsoft BASIC.  This is very easy to get started with and some very complex programs can be written.  To get right down to the metal, though, you can write your programs in Z80 machine code.

Development of the RC2014 has lead to a more powerful machine with pageable ROM, 64k RAM, compact flash storage and a whole range of expansion peripherals.  With the right modules, it’s now possible to run CP/M, which opens the RC2014 up to a wide range of software.

RC2014 can be bought from Tindie:
https://www.tindie.com/stores/Semachthemonkey/


Endwall 09/06/2017 (Wed) 21:07:20 [Preview] No. 1016 del
RC2014

Z80 Retrocomputing 18 - Z180 CPU board for RC2014
https://youtube.com/watch?v=D9u9hhNjcEY [Embed]
Dr. Scott M. Baker
In this video, I build and try out a Z180 CPU board to replace the Z80 CPU in my RC2014 retrocomputer. Aside from simply being faster than the Z80 that I'm currently using, the Z180 offers a lot of on-board peripherals (serial IO, timers, interrupt controller, mmu, dma, etc). I benchmark the 20 Mhz Z180 against my 7.3728 Mhz Z80. I'm saving exploration of the onboard peripherals for a future video. For more retrocomputing projects, see http://www.smbaker.com/

YM2149/ AY-3-8910 Sound Card for the RC2014 computer
https://youtube.com/watch?v=-iLwi9FagFE [Embed]

rc2014-ym2149 Designed by Ed Brindley
Demonstration of my sound card for the RC2014 computer. The board is Open Hardware and was produced entirely with Open Source Software (as was this video) PCB now available on Tindie:
https://www.tindie.com/products/edbrindley/ymay-sound-card-pcb-for-the-rc2014-computer/
Schematics and Gerbers for the board are available here:
https://github.com/electrified/rc2014-ym2149
Edited last time by Endwall on 09/06/2017 (Wed) 21:07:58.



The demise of Ixquick Anonymous 04/19/2018 (Thu) 22:47:34 [Preview] No. 12655 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I would like to hear what the community has to say regarding search engines, with a twist.

A long time coming, today I found all my requests to Ixquick redirected to Startpage. Ixquick was my engine of choice. At this point I expect someone to cite the primary importance of privacy, my previous choice of Ixquick, and thus an obvious suggestion: Startpage. Thanks, but no thanks.

What is my problem with Startpage?

Here is my perspective. With adequate provisioning, any search engine is fine to use from a privacy standpoint. By provisioning I mean choice of browser, addons, connection method, etc. My primary concern is not privacy because I handle that myself, ignoring the S.E.'s reputation for such. My concern is with the quality of search results.

History lesson. In olden days the choice was between Yahoo or Google. Yahoo went early with the commercial model, carefully managing your complete experience end-to-end, steering you toward their valuable partners, web portalization, etc. Google beat all that with strict adherence to academic methodology, and computer science. Sadly, all was merely short term tactics over strategy. Yahoo had the right idea, the right strategy, but it was Google who became Yahoo's dream.

Anyway, today, I find a note of bias in Google S.E. results, with commercial, regulatory, and ideological considerations given subtle (but noticeable) predominance. This is why I preferred Ixquick. While including results from Google, they cast a wide net and did not give any source special prominence. I found Ixquick returned more relevant results.

My understanding is Startpage goes straight to Google for everything. Given my perspective, you should understand why I find Startpage to be nothing more than Google re-branded. Such is my problem with Startpage.

Searx I know of. MetaGer is currently my favorite contender. What else is worth consideration?


Anonymous 04/20/2018 (Fri) 00:28:55 [Preview] No.12657 del
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>>12655
I'm surprised to see them do it.
I have no idea why, but they've made a number of retarded moves with no explanation in the past:
>removing the option to get 100 results per page
>removing scroll image search
>removing search query from tab title
If it's a cost cutting measure, it'd have to be because more and more people are
learning it exists and using it, but they don't make enough money
(from selling email accounts) to keep up with the demand.
Maybe people didn't use Ixquick enough.
Maybe they think Searx is superior.
I don't know.

You are right that Google's results are trash (articles from news websites typically get top priority second only to Wikipedia)
but everything else is even worse in my experience

Searx is what you want if you like having control over what results you get,

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Anonymous 04/20/2018 (Fri) 08:26:48 [Preview] No.12658 del
I use yandex.ru for images and searxes.danwin1210.me for general search which searxes is a searx web proxy that randomly picks a searx instance.



Random Thoughts Anonymous 03/05/2018 (Mon) 01:21:31 [Preview] No. 12441 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
It's a shame how inactive this board is. It seems only to be that way because there's about three other chans consolidating the userbase. In the interest of promoting activity, I'll try to make this thread a thread about technology related musings I have (not that I'm important or anything) that could hopefully be used as starting points for discussion.
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Optical Computing vs Quantum Computing Anonymous 04/16/2018 (Mon) 02:34:21 [Preview] No.12648 del
LIGHT: How optical processing can solve some of the world’s most complex problems.
https://www.labs.hpe.com/next-next/light
>Beausoleil spent about a decade working on quantum computing. That’s when he experimented with chips made out of diamonds. His team found that it was too difficult to create enough diamond chips that had exactly the same qualities, making it impossible to manufacture them in a repeatable and predictable way. This particular approach to building a quantum computer wouldn’t scale.
>Beausoleil concluded that photonic technology offered a faster and more practical route to success than building an actual quantum computer. “When somebody does manage to create a true quantum system with entanglement, that’s going to be awesome,” Beausoleil says. “Right now, we’re leaving that one on the table and just trying to take advantage of coherence.”
>[...]
>Optical computing is an emerging field with experimental components. The challenge is to raise the yield of working components to a commercially viable level. The Labs approach is to create a round of equipment, test it to identify flaws, then determine necessary changes in the chip design or manufacturing method.
>[...]
>Labs researchers are also exploring new applications for their optical circuits. For example, they’ve designed a system called an energy minimization computer that changes the state of an optical circuit to find the configuration that consumes the least amount of energy. This concept applies perfectly to solving NP-hard problems like the traveling salesman.
>[...]
>This technology won’t replace general-purpose electronic computers, because lots of problems aren’t NP-hard problems. But a photonic system-on-a-chip could be used as an accelerator running alongside a CPU in a conventional computer. Emerging computing platforms like The Machine, a next-generation system under development at Hewlett Packard Labs, offer even more intriguing possibilities. The Machine will hold huge amounts of data in memory and allow users to plug in different processors as needed, depending on the type of computation they want to perform.
>This technology won’t replace general-purpose electronic computers...
I still haven't learned why this would be the case.


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Anonymous 04/18/2018 (Wed) 21:16:08 [Preview] No.12653 del
>>12649
That sounds really cool. I've always liked the idea of having a completely modular computer, more so than what we currently have; the ability to have multiple processors for different tasks in a standard level computer would be incredible. It will never happen, because most users don't care for solving NP-Hard problems, though.

I spoke with a guy who had a PhD in photonics about 6 months ago. Although that conversation was mainly about carbon fibre, the bandwidth increases alone seem like they would be able to replace normal computers easily. Imagine being able to compute on a terabyte of data in seconds. We're hitting the limits of silicon, and quantum computers require massive amounts of energy to keep the conditions correct. Photonics looks like the only way forward.


Anonymous 04/18/2018 (Wed) 21:34:52 [Preview] No.12654 del
>>12653
To add to my first paragraph (which is worded like shit), my main ideas would be having a modular CPU. So, the APU, cache etc. and the controller for all of the chips would be separate, rather on one die. There would be a much higher latency, especially for the cache, but that could potentially be negated by using a high-bandwidth connection and by using large packets. But it would be much easier to upgrade in response to exploits. Meltdown/Spectre? Just buy a new cache module that mitigates the exploit. Intel ME spying on you? Buy an open source controller that you know can't be hacked remotely.
It would make cooling a bit of a nightmare, though.

While I'm at it, why can't we have open source CPU designs at all, like we do with 40xx and 74xx chips, where different manufacturers make functionally identical products? If the basic chips are simpler (as described in my first paragraph), it wouldn't be too difficult to accomplish. The truly paranoid people could even produce their own modules that would work in a standard motherboard then.


Anonymous 04/20/2018 (Fri) 00:05:06 [Preview] No.12656 del
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>>12654
>While I'm at it, why can't we have open source CPU designs at all, like we do with 40xx and 74xx chips, where different manufacturers make functionally identical products?
I believe this is the goal of RISC-V, a silicon project which is just getting rolling this year.
Qualcomm, Samsung, nVidia, Western Digital, have all invested in it, so it's possible that there'll be more competition for consumers in the area of CPUs; there's also Sifive and Lo-risc which I believe are companies more committed to actual open-sourcing.

Normal people however can't make their own CPU in their garage---it takes highly advanced equipment, controlled space, and enormous amounts of money.

>>12653
>We're hitting the limits of silicon, and quantum computers require massive amounts of energy to keep the conditions correct.
>Photonics looks like the only way forward.
An argument I don't find too bad from quantum enthusiasts is that 60 years ago, electric computers took up entire rooms, and now they fit into the palms of hands.
Obviously there's limitations that restrict the potential mobility of quantum computers no matter what, but it's possible that a consumer could get a fridge-sized quantum computer in their own homes some decades from now.

But that is far off. If you want better personal computing now, I see nothing more promising than optical computers.

>the ability to have multiple processors for different tasks in a standard level computer would be incredible. It will never happen, because most users don't care for solving NP-Hard problems, though.
It won't be available for "most consumers" in the first place. Windows is over and Macintosh will never get off silicon. These computers are going to run OS that won't be geared toward non-professionals; and so they won't be the target market initially.





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bump


Anonymous 09/03/2017 (Sun) 18:59:34 [Preview] No. 11017 del
>>11009
>>11010
>>11011
Fuck off with your advertising and samefagging, cocksucker.


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Anonymous 04/01/2018 (Sun) 23:02:08 [Preview] No.12536 del
Not trying to be a dick, since I appreciate the effort a lot.
But I feel like op's threads is 80% full of skiddo shit.


Anonymous 04/16/2018 (Mon) 16:51:24 [Preview] No.12652 del
>>12536
You're absolutely right.
This thread is the classic template garbage from /g/ and spammed in a plethora of different boards.
You can find it here:
>https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Netsec_general
>https://pastebin.com/hym8krcS



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The Ruination of Technology Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 02:32:10 [Preview] No. 12630 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Howdy friends, it is time for a thread by me, your favorite endchan poster. Hmm, basically this thread will be all about technology. And perhaps I will share some amusing anecdotes and or opinions in the subject, from my lifetime in the destruction of American tech sector. I call it "the destruction of tech" because that is what they did. Weaponizing it, and infiltrating a bunch of rupee caste to take over the tech positions. Now we see India going full on beast money to control their people. We in America allowed this horror to happen.

Essentially, this bespeaks how corporatized (non citizen controlled) tech is actually a device for intl level fuckwads, to ruin the USA power base through their infiltration of their dirtbag "engineer" types who are famous for being total fuckups and makers of shitty code. basically 25 years of kike enabled war on technology, with bitches like Jobs Zuckerberger and Billgatus who bought DOS from the guy across the street. Like also how Disney himself couldn't draw for shit, but he knew how to buy artists and market his stuff (and how to blackmail and make underworld mulholland drive style connections to the deepest of states see also Hugh Hefner grotto full of kompromat).

Here in paragraph three I will make the point that essentially conspiracy is the water the boat of the world floats upon. Our time is when people alternately struggle and ask questions about what rich fuckers might actually get up to, and is "Hostel" descriptive of a certain class of people who delight in murdering and eating others? Eli Roth, hmm, is he part of some Hollywood eviltech to make us all see and believe bullshit horror as fantasy rather than accepting bullshit horror as truth of our lives? If only we knew how little they value us as souls and how much they value themselves as the soulless?

Okay so here in paragraph four I will say that the ability to project sound upon one person and thereby make them hear a voice spoken to them, reminds me of when Valdemort 'speaks' to all the kids in their heads. I wonder that it wouldn't be difficult to hmm in some stadium let us say, project into people's heads, on a seat by seat basis. Imagine if you will, a stadium full of people being delightfully spoken to in their heads/ears by what may as well be a spirit or a ghost, encouraging them to visit concession stands. Would you call that technology? Imagine a lady saying "did you hear that too?" and you didn't hear that which she is referring to. Will you wonder what words were sent to her head and not to yours? In the past 25 years of technology, what has humanity gained and what have we lost?

Finally here we speak to the death of the IP network. I would say again, it's due to us allowing third world shitbags to ruin it. We should have kept it to ourselves, but again, the intl kike scheme is designed to Zucerberger everyone as if we were all cattle. Push the IP into the lousiest places and tech-nable the biggest assholes of the world. Just imagine if we had kept fidon et and the earliest nets private and only allowed higher level citizens to use them. In this way the intl shitbags would have been kept down in their mudpits, and never been given the gifts which we white folks invented. Not being racist, just saying that white people make awesome shit and others can't give us credit for that. Everything we make, they ruin. So in this way again, I ask, if "Hitler Guy" of the future, re invents the IP schema, but keeps it as a national thing, with zero connections to the outside world, would you consider that to be an advancement of tech or a disadvancement of tech? Well anyway thanks for listening and ask any questions you wish. Here we mourn or celebrate the full spectrum war happening to us all.
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Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 03:16:11 [Preview] No.12632 del
[cont] Europeans might have had a more subtle understanding of gold than did good honorable soldier and officer class as Sherman did. But was he a rube? An unsophisticated dummy? No because he knew iron and steel and alloys and metals. But gold was not an implement of war at that time. In California it wasn't legal tender or money. One then wonders, can some class of people, coin living blood, into gold itself? The blood inside you, animating and making you what you are, is it worth something precious to you? And if so, will we eventually be using blood as money as the last line of "the safety of markets"? Maybe you can see an horrific place in that line of questioning?


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 05:14:00 [Preview] No.12633 del
>>12630
>>12631
>>12632
So very much concentrated hatred and tension, the sign of one at war with themselves internally, sorrow instilled within them by their own perception of the world and an existence revolving around it. I agree that many events have occurred throughout history as a result of the malicious intentions of those who care not for others, but the very fact you are capable of broadcasting this message to us, the very fact that at the press of a button you can access seemingly endless troves of information that our ancestors would have killed to obtain, is this not evidence of the greatness that is the internet, a medium which contains the information gathered over centuries to be accessed by anyone anywhere in the planet?
Humans are quite foolish creatures, greedy for naturally occurring metals and dominion over others, but never desiring to be dominated themselves. The society which many yearn for is a society which firstly fulfills the basic needs for human life, and only then can one explore themselves and the world to grow themselves and learn.
This is all I shall write for now, I could write a book on such thoughts, but it does not suit me at the moment.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 17:42:47 [Preview] No.12645 del
"This is all I shall write
for now,
I could write a book
on such thoughts,
but it does not suit me
at the moment."

Well said. I parsed it out like meaningful prose. But is the age of books going to last? Amazon has a great used book business going tho, I buy used books there all the time. However, some of my friends do use kindle device. I could write a book on having lady who uses kindle device but there is no need for such a book. Fact is: People had been preconditioned to expect a "Star Trek" world, i.e. tablets we swipe and so forth. AND YET Star Trek itself presumes total nuke war and destruction, for us, by 2100 AD I think. And if you take note of TNG they view people from our time as basically diseased crap. Yes I know it is just a TV show but it is also powerful somnambulist program that makes generations, expect certain things.

If they showed the kindle device, in ST as what it is: just some book reading gadget, enabling someone like Bezos (and his chums), we wouldn't like it. We wanted the Trek thing from 1968 to become a great thing. But the kindle is not well suited for battle, I would only deploy it to rear echelon units.


/thread Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 17:45:19 [Preview] No.12646 del
TL;DR


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 18:18:16 [Preview] No.12647 del
This is an issue that was explored extensively in the anime sci-fi classic, Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho.



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ARM ChromeOS Meltdown Anonymous 03/25/2018 (Sun) 17:35:05 [Preview] No. 12529 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Meltdown only affects Inte-

Dumping this info here since /g/ is full of bait threads and shit.

This is what meltdown looks like in a Samsung Chromebook Plus. If you want to give it a try yourself, start by installing Arch on a USB stick

https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/rockchip/samsung-chromebook-plus

And then,

$git clone https://github.com/lgeek/spec_poc_arm.git
$cd spec_poc_arm
$make
$taskset 0x30 ./dump_sys_regs

To pin the task to the vulnerable A72 cores use 0x30, use 0x0F to compare with the not vulnerable A53 cores.

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Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 16:51:53 [Preview] No.12643 del
Running mainline kernel is now much easier.

https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/rockchip/samsung-chromebook-plus

Mainline Kernel
The installation above will use the ChromeOS 4.4 kernel. The mainline kernel can be used instead, though some hardware may not be working yet.

Install linux-aarch64 packages, replacing the linux-gru package:
pacman -S linux-aarch64 linux-aarch64-chromebook
Type y and hit enter when prompted to flash the kernel to the kernel partition.
Reboot.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 16:54:13 [Preview] No.12644 del
The spectre/meltdown test still shows A72 cores are vulnerable under mainline kernel. Flashing firmware will require opening the device and removing the write protect screw on the bios.



Cyberwar starts Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 23:30:59 [Preview] No. 12628 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure
>Cyber security has become a focal point of the strained relations. On Thursday, a British spy chief said that his GCHQ agency would "continue to expose Russia's unacceptable cyber behaviour", adding there would be increasing demand for its cyber expertise.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia-cyber/uk-could-launch-retaliatory-cyber-attack-on-russia-if-infrastructure-targeted-sunday-times-idUSKBN1HL1BT?il=0


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 06:38:51 [Preview] No.12636 del
This would mean little to nothing if only Putin would arrange a faster transition away from Windows, Intel, Apple, and the like for its infrastructure. As it stands, he does not seem to take technology seriously enough; but this is a perpetual Russian leadership problem.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 13:40:44 [Preview] No.12639 del
>>12636
A complete transition from x86 would take years to be done. Also, if some bunch of people from internet get to reverse engineer intel's microcode, don't you think military security agency wouldn't have this capability? They do. They probably don't run on x86 anyway, not the stuff that needs to be secure, anyway.



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List of Security and Privacy Best Practices Anonymous 08/16/2017 (Wed) 08:52:20 [Preview] No. 10740 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Following the other thread, here's the first version of the list:
- Tor hidden service: http://hjvx7xg3n4ejezmh.onion/
- 'Clearnet' Mirror (no styles): https://hjvx7xg3n4ejezmh.onion.cab/

If you want to contribute, post here on this thread.
Thanks to "Endwall" to host it.
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Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 09:07:25 [Preview] No.12620 del
>>12616
>firejail is mostly for firefox
u wut m8


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>>12616
>>12620
Yeah, I remember Firejail being non-application specific. I'm pretty sure it's a play on words for Firewall and Jail.

>incapable of secure virtualization
Not true.

>firefox itself is not secure
that is true insofar as you use no security enhancing extensions or patches, and it's irrelevant if you put it in a jail.


Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 19:17:21 [Preview] No.12622 del
Theres some other infos here that may be useful for this list:
http://archive.is/6DPqO

>>12621
>Not true
Explain.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 06:34:45 [Preview] No.12635 del
>>12622
>secure
Define.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 13:37:30 [Preview] No.12638 del
>>12635
>Define
Verifiable separation.



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WWW alternatives Anonymous 09/19/2017 (Tue) 19:57:00 [Preview] No. 11206 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
With W3C now folding to DRM and the web already being crushed under the weight of JS I think we need a discussion.

What are some alternatives to the web? I remember GNUNET implements something like websites. Basically I think we should ditch web browsers all together. BBS? Gopher?
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Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 08:48:05 [Preview] No. 11397 del
>>11377
>unless they spread Jammers through the country or remove every single hardware
They could also cut the power. In this case, the device should have a solar powered battery...


Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 10:05:35 [Preview] No. 11398 del
ardunel dongle


Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 13:39:36 [Preview] No. 11404 del
Wifi is a really bad idea for a large-scale mesh. High latencies, interference resulting in speed drops, power hog, jewish microwaves. On the other hand, all high-speed wired solutions have no libre firmware or drivers. Everything above 1Gbit or optical is fucking proprietary. But at least optical wires don't radiate shit in all directions so CIA niggers can't find them easily.


New Browser? Nope. Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 08:18:06 [Preview] No.12615 del
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>>11226
Well the issue is more like the standards of the web have gotten out of hand. New standards need to be spread and upheld. Imagine it like this: we could either fork existing browsers or webengines and add more functionality, like supporting FLIF and animated SVGs and other goodies they currently don't deem necessary, or we remove and replace functionality, like taking out Javascript support and only allowed for scripting using LISP dialects. But you need webpages and websites that are going to conform to that new standard, and the only way that's going to happen is if it's small fansites or homepages that can leverage an alternative search index besides Google (who is heavily biased toward big-name websites that can pay for positioning).

It's not a problem that can be solved just by introducing new web browsers. It'd be better to just support a fork that already exists.



GNU OS Anonymous 09/14/2017 (Thu) 15:13:36 [Preview] No. 11081 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Anyone else excited about the coming full realisation of the GNU OS? Soon GuixSD will ship with Hurd and the original GNU vision will be a usable system.

After that all they need is all the software using GNU licenses and RMS can die fulfilled. If they then rewrite everything in scheme RMS will become a saint in heaven.
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Anonymous 10/22/2017 (Sun) 11:01:07 [Preview] No. 11594 del
>>11592
>inane questions
yeah i see you guys just solved the mystery of hurd with your superior questions

>Great job bumping an old thread
every thread here is ancient
>You're real /g/ material.
Great anon, thanks

>>11593
yeah, i am so used to linux i mix that stuff


Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:47:48 [Preview] No.11776 del
Make USE flags a thing on GuixSD NOW!


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>>11115
>You and I and everyone else in the world could burn to a crisp in a fucking inferno for all he cares as long as he has access to the code he wants.
>There's nothing altruistic about the man. He has the self-centeredness common among the autistic. You're not a real person to him. Deal with it.

Ah fuck this is too close to home. Does this mean I'm an autist?


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GNU+HURD Won't Win Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 07:48:26 [Preview] No.12612 del
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>>11081
I'm very sceptical that HURD is developed enough to be released by the end of this year. Does GuixSD even have a newbie-friendly installer yet, like the major distributions?

Anyway, let's assume that the world is perfect. HURD is completed by the end of the year. Then what? Now you have Linux and GNU as two distinct entities, distinct operating systems. Now third party developers might have to develop for one additional system; lots of developers don't even port their software to BSD, as far as I've seen. How would they deal with the threat of incompatibility with software originally designed to run with the Linux kernel? Maybe that so many developers use glibc will mean that this is not a big issue at all. I don't know.

Okay, what if it wasn't an issue? What incentive would people have to adopt the GNU operating system, instead of or in addition to Linux? The BSDs already operate according to a centralized development model that is its prime distinction from Linux. GNU would be either be moving toward that model or it could be like Linux and allow for distributions of the GNU operating system built upon HURD. But what would GNU have to offer? Obviously, completely, 100% free software. Ideologically, that's a big win, but this wouldn't translate necessarily to practical benefits for the user. The driver support would be worse, the software repository smaller. The only way it could grow would be to convince would be Linux users, and even would be BSD users, to develop for GNU; but aside from the free software philosophy, which is not exclusive to but only purer in the GNU OS, what would be the draw?

With that question in mind, I just don't see HURD ever taking off even if it finally makes it out of the hangar and unto the airstrip.



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Imagining a future for vectors Anonymous 04/11/2018 (Wed) 16:50:52 [Preview] No. 12598 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I have some hope that there could be a return to restart developing computing for vector graphics. It seems a bit counterintuitive how kids these days got 30 years of raster display tech development only to complain that VR doesn't work because they can still see the pixels in anything under a gorillion-k displays.

Perhaps in the future a mobile device could project laser-based optically scalable graphics on any wall, while a secondary monitor may simulate it in rasters when needed, but I'm more interested in how we can possibly get there from the current state of the industry where raster screens are so ubiquitous. Can anything as mildly dangerous as early CRTs even legally make it into the market this day and age? Can a dedicated vector graphics card survive the russian scalpers, if such a device is even possible without it's own OS?
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Anonymous 04/12/2018 (Thu) 07:50:39 [Preview] No.12601 del
Even if it's vector they would still see the pixels, because all the technology was build in this concept, a matrix of square dots. We would need to rebuild the display tech to fit the "meta-model" of vector graphics first and I have no idea how we could do that. Maybe holographic, as the other anon said, but that's too futuristic for our primitive society. Also, holographics would have density issues, as external light would not offer enough contrast for the human vision.
Maybe look into bioengeneering would be better, like a brain-computer interface that can send signals to human optics or something.
Again, too futuristic, and there's no research investiments enough for that. Maybe there's some guys on Cambridge, Berkeley or Stanford, for meh, not really.


Anonymous 04/12/2018 (Thu) 18:12:44 [Preview] No.12603 del
>Going backwards in technology is not an option.
>too futuristic
I'm happy to see "too big to fail" ideology coming from the consumer rather than the government, it only shows that culture is being cohesive and bailouts have the blessing of the public. Going by the success of 3DS and Shovel Knight, some of those allegations are patently false, however. The amount of fun is clearly scalable to the reach of the production, while lowering prices are much more heavily influenced by increasing the reach to secondary and tertiary markets. To put it short, first people to buy Shovel Knight were happy to pay $100 in Kickstarter, the second people $20 in early adoption and now $30 on Nintendo Switch. Calling this "unaccepatble" is clearly ideological and false in real world terms.

A game as much fun as Shovel Knight is produceable in primitive technology that resembles the early Vectrex, with the addition of modern computing power. On the other hand, such a device is liable to crash and burn as well like the Virtual Boy. These are however mere indicators and not gospel. A viable new vector technology would need a few bottom lines fulfilled, one is to be able to mimic raster graphics in an inferior way the same way raster graphics are able to mimic vectors in an inferior way, where they get pixelated but are not unuseable. One other is to support an universal standard of vectorization so that any method of greating a vector algorithm is transferable directly into the device without going through the process of re-encoding the same collection of shapes in a different way to no further benefit.

I do not imagine to pointlessly throw out raster graphics just to accommodate vectors. What would need to happen is to introduce another element of interface next to raster visuals and audio, which are already succesfully merged into one experience, so we can enjoy an effective use of vectors, rasters and audio. This is not an unforeseen concept, as Apple did introduce a touch interface even though we already have a good touch interface in mouse and keyboard, and Wii was succesfully sold on motion controls despite being clearly inferior to the single-plane motion control found on the mouse.


Anonymous 04/12/2018 (Thu) 18:32:08 [Preview] No.12604 del
While it's important to first discover a viabilty for pure vector displays, or else well never get to the point where the following is possible, I imagine there comes a point where a screen monitor can display both vector graphics and raster graphics. How I imagine this to work is that there should be a layer of screen that can produce rasters, and onto that a vectorized line can be projected, from a board that is flat but can mimic tubular monitors. Similar technology already exists where touch screens can receive input in analog shapes and digitize it in raster form. Also rasters in see-through materials already exist in a primitive form, that's another thing that is absolutely a step "backwards" yet plenty of hard money sees potential in it.

The way I imagine it it might be something that recognizes which colors are intended as lines and which are intended as solid colors, and the graphics controller chip within the monitor itself would know what lines to produce in scalable rasters while the rest of the colors would get as pixelated as the definition allows, but perhaps be written over by any vector lines drawn over the jagged edges. It's highly hypothetical until the early forms of flat vector displays exist to start indicating what direction the technology can possibly go to, depending on the exact workings.

What exists now is at least QR codes, which can mimic vector equations if being put up to task. I can hardly imagine a QR code reader doing 10 000 calculations every second, though, if they were to perform the task of a vector display controller chip.


Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 00:50:38 [Preview] No.12606 del
>>12603
I don't quite get how your Shovel Knight example ties into the ideas of your first paragraph. Are you accusing us of preferring the status quo; are you suggesting that older technology actually does have a place in the contemporary world, and that it is not true that the only direction possible to go in is strictly forward? I'm having trouble understanding your post, but don't feel obliged to spell it out.

>>12604
I would have an easier time getting it if you had an illustration/diagram of what you're talking about.


Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 02:09:19 [Preview] No.12609 del
>>12606
Probably a bot, I don't know. I don't understand what he's writing too.



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Essential Software Thread Anonymous 03/24/2018 (Sat) 20:24:11 [Preview] No. 12520 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Can we get a /software/ thread going? Preferably something better than pic related, which is total bullshit.
>vivaldi
>lastpass
>cloudstorage
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Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 23:38:03 [Preview] No.12595 del
>>12592
quick response for now: I'm not talking about those cases where no https version exists.


Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 23:48:44 [Preview] No.12596 del
>>12594
The more security you have, the more layers of obfuscation you have, the more points of failure, the more maintenance required. Some security is necessary for some privacy at a certain layer to deliver certain private information to other systems or people using the same protocols, but it's just to assure a certain level of communication that one trusts and feels that it is necessary to hide private information from those that look for it. Online privacy is information that's to be separated from the public that you don't want to be accessed by the public but only a secure connection between one or more people that nobody else knows about. If those that you privately contact chose to betray you, they can leak confidential private information to the public or to others privately. One can use a secure channel but say nothing of private confidential information. The front end of a website is what's publicly accessible which should never have private confidential information that shouldn't be publicly accessed. Security is a means for privacy but is not privacy in and of itself. Using a VPN for example hides what you do from your ISP but it doesn't hide what you from the ISP of what the VPN uses, so even securing the VPN connection doesn't mean privacy, just a layer of security. Let's say the FBI goes to your home and asks you to decrypt your hard drive or else they'll break your bones. You are the ultimate key to all of your data that's at least accessible by you. Multi signing is a higher level of security, but if some secret or public organization gets the private keys of all of the people responsible for its creation, it's compromised. Privacy deals with trust management which uses security but is not merely security. True anonymity probably doesn't truly exist online, only obfuscation of identity is real.

>>12595
Just because some websites have https doesn't mean it's properly implemented https and so doesn't redirect its users to its https site but instead its http site because that's what the people running the site wants you to use their site the way they want you to. If you refuse, go complain to the people running that website without accessing it's http website somehow. Poorly implemented https sites are all over the place, and if they really properly set up https, they will redirect all http requests to https because most people that set up https tend to also care about SEO scores.


Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 00:40:51 [Preview] No.12605 del
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>>12592
>>12593
>>12596
Yeah, I stand by my response here >>12595

I'm not saying never share or visit HTTP links. I'm saying that HTTPS is better than HTTP when available (and that means, taking into account also your countercase, you aren't just being redirected away from the HTTPS site). Your response doesn't say anything against that.

On using a VPN, you need to distinguish between using a home VPN and commercial VPN. Commercial VPN is better for privacy than a home VPN when you trust the provider, because they give you an IP Address that isn't your own.
HTTPS is better than HTTP because the data is encrypted, can't be easily snooped on.

So, obviously, HTTPS with VPN would be best from a privacy and security standpoint, but this isn't what I was talking about.

>>12594
Alright, alright. Going off your conception of this then, let's look again at your setup.
>>12587
>I use HTTPS everywhere, noscript (manually re-configured for my browsing habits), Random Agent Spoofer, Tin Foil (well some of the options, not in full mode), disabled most chromium vulnerabilities with about:config and also use a private VPN (w/ encryption), and I use a Linux OS... am I safe at this point?
I'll need to break it down.

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Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 00:51:50 [Preview] No.12607 del
>>12520
"cloud"
syncthing


Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 01:55:05 [Preview] No.12608 del
>>12605
There's some websites that improperly loads from a http site into the https front end, not truly secure, AKA: mixed content. Websites that are slower when using https instead of it's regular http site has more often than not mixed content not from same origin.

Your so called argument has to take into multiple variables, it was a loaded question and so there's no simple yes or no answer to it and so there's no definitive "yes" or "no", it must consider all of the variables, while your loaded question was used in response to my previous points like how the ISP (any ISP) will know what links you've clicked and the various concerns in using a third party between you, the web host, and the domain host (if they're not one and the same) that can at any moment revoke certificates willingly or unwillingly from the web browser side or the certificate issuers which sometimes try to mess with the certificates used by the web browser, making certain websites inaccessible that way.

If an https site has the locked green padlock it's safer than https site without the padlock. https://www.whynopadlock.com/

Even assuming a website has some A+ score on observatory.mozilla.org (which mind you, my own personal website has an A+ score), absolutely any layer of security isn't guaranteed privacy. Your nit picking on about me not specifying specific types of VPNs is avoiding the core failure of you needing to trust protocols upon protocols yet my point is that any layer of security opens up more variable points of failure that you merely assume that you can circumvent before it is exploited when really that can't be done, nobody knows the future. Securing the most direct path from point A to B is better than securing point A-Z, while there's more trust in the information the less filters it has to go through. Have you ever played telephone or chinese whispers? The more people that have to pass the message verbally, the more distorted the original message becomes until it's totally indecipherable at the end of the chain.

All I'm saying is that no single protocol should ever gain 100% of your trust, neither one or the other, so everyone is wrong if they answer yes or no to the whole trusting https over http thing because that's not how it works in real life. I would trust a letter with a tamper evident seal on the envelope more than I trust any protocol that connects me to the internet.



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define "app" Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 15:40:25 [Preview] No. 12507 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Is app or even application a term that has a standardized definition, if so then what? Meaning that whatever platform I use to run "an app", I can trust that means the task being run has certain universal qualities that define it from other executables. My understanding of computing is a very poor outdated mix of dad logic and grandma logic and all this marketing shit doesn't do me any favors. When an "app" can be nothing more than a glorified interface to a program that's already always running, even on top of programs that are already only being run on an OS, I wouldn't want to be one to explain this shit straight to a next generation who have to unlearn all this training wheels garbage.


Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 17:23:12 [Preview] No.12508 del
As i understand that term came with smartphones and popularization of mobile apps. An app on a smartphone is basically a webpage adjusted for mobile use (twitter, google docs, ebay). And since we started to call all of those services "apps" - because of smartphones - we now call everything an "app". So today you can't go wrong with saying something's an app, be it a webpage, executable, mobile app or something else.

And acording to wikipedia, that's not wrong:
-Mobile app, software designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices
-Application, software that causes a computer to perform tasks for computer users
-Web application or web app, software designed to run inside a web browser

IT'S ALL AN APP ALFER ALL


Anonymous 03/21/2018 (Wed) 20:13:14 [Preview] No.12509 del
>>12507
I'VE GOT AN APP FOR THAT!


Anonymous 04/12/2018 (Thu) 17:48:01 [Preview] No.12602 del
>>12508
>As i understand that term came with smartphones and popularization of mobile apps.
People were saying things like "desktop app" long before smartphones existed



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Google Registry Anonymous 04/05/2018 (Thu) 01:10:24 [Preview] No. 12547 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The last piece of Google's web: Google Domains
.app domains available for registration https://www.registry.google/
- Mar 29 - May 1: Trademark holders can register .app domains (known as the "Sunrise" period).
- May 1 - May 8: Anyone can register available .app domains for an extra fee (known as the "Early Access" period).
- May 8 and onwards: Anyone can register available .app domains (known as “General Availability").

Now you can use your Google browser run on a Google operating system on a Google device connected to a Google router and Google Fiber to access a website which is hosted on Google servers, reachable by Google domain using a Google DNS server, verified and authenticated by Google certificate authority.

Google is planning on being the registry for many new top level domains including these: .ZIP .MOV .MEME
What do you think about this?

Charleston Road Registry Inc. d/b/a Google Registry
Why do you think this part of the company uses a pseudony which doesn't include "Google"?


Anonymous 04/07/2018 (Sat) 00:33:44 [Preview] No.12549 del
I miss when trust busting was a thing


Anonymous 04/07/2018 (Sat) 14:18:02 [Preview] No.12552 del
>>12547
DNS was already a cesspool of cancer from the beginning. why do I care if big company #35236756235 gains some authority over it?

>Now you can use your Google browser run on a Google operating system on a Google device connected to a Google router and Google Fiber to access a website which is hosted on Google servers, reachable by Google domain using a Google DNS server, verified and authenticated by Google certificate authority.
Good, I wouldn't want any untrustworthy other parties in the mix of my full G system :^)


Anonymous 04/11/2018 (Wed) 09:11:43 [Preview] No.12597 del
>>12547
Tell OpenNIC to buy .meme, do not let them



Warning All Microsoft Users: You May Need To Switch To Linux or an Other Alternative OS Soon... READ WHY Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 16:00:02 [Preview] No. 12580 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
COPIED FROM FAGCHAN, BUT THIS SOUNDS IMPORTANT!

"Microsoft have changed their terms of service so that they can monitor any of your personal content, including the files on your PC, while using their products or services and if they deem it offensive they can take that content and their products/services away from you and ban you! If you happen to have an Xbox or have bought PC games from the Microsoft Store and are logged into your Microsoft account on any device while committing your "crime" you can be banned from Xbox Live and have all your downloaded games and any credit that's still in your account taken away!

But it gets worse. This applies to all Microsoft products and services. So therefore Windows itself! I think I have already been a victim, probably due to posting here, as recently my Windows 10 key was revoked out of the blue. I contacted Microsoft and they told me my key was no longer valid but outright refused to tell me why. So I had to buy Windows 10 again. I didn't buy it direct from them of course. Please post if this has happened to you very recently too.

I'm pretty scared about what's coming. They want us off the internet and I think this is how they're going to get many people. They're going to just shutdown our Windows on the basis of us breaking their new terms of service. What if ISPs are next?"

OP comment:

First off, no one should be using Windows 10. If you like Windows get an older one like Windows 2000, Vista or XP and make sure you turn OFF all automatic updates in the settings. Make sure you do not leave it online 24/7 either (leaving the OS online when not in use makes it much more vulnerable). There are also programs out there you can install that will completely remove all auto-updates for Windows if you are too lazy to change the settings.

If you want to switch to Linux you can install "Wine" and run Windows executives right from your Linux OS. Depending on which OS you partition (such as Q4OS) this will mimick an older version of Windows. Q4OS is what I recommend because you can install Wine and the OS replicates Windows XP, looking almost exactly the same!

Second, which is VERY important, users should be using a private VPN service in this day and age. No reason not to. Get off your lazy ass, buy a cheap private VPN (these can cost as low as $30 PER YEAR), and shield yourself by encrypting your communications and spoofing your IPs. Its easy and even us boomers can learn how to do it, I did.

Third: always have physical offline backups of any of your important files (this includes ISOs of the OS you use, software you may use and any media or other files you deem valuable).

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Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 16:12:11 [Preview] No.12582 del
>>12581
Microsoft is a trojan, I ditched it a while ago, but there are still idiots who use things like Windows 8, (9?) & 10. I'm just trying to spread this info because if we do not stand up to this and take action to mitigate their tyranny there will be a whole lot of butthurt consumers who lose all their content. I refuse to be one of them and hopefully anons will rebel and take proper steps to counter this.


Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 16:19:50 [Preview] No.12583 del
>>12582
This is a problem with proprietary software in this instance. I have set up ubuntu for relatives and they really just want a web browser and they think the web browser is the operating system so you download chromium they think its the same as windows and that is a good way to start.


Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 17:06:30 [Preview] No.12584 del
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I'm not surprised that things have gotten to this point. While I agree with you that using Windows 10 is stupid, and indeed it has never not been a poor decision from a standpoint of a daily driver, I disagree that Windows XP is the only niche operating system one should consider having installed. I suspect it might be more a matter of taste, as you are much older than I am; I prefer the look and feel of Windows 7 more than XP, and I'm sure many others feel the same way. While much more difficult and less worthwhile these days, it's still possible to get a Windows 7 installation without the botnet backports from 10 if you didn't have it installed already. Nevertheless, using it as a daily driver would be ill-advised, due to the lack of security updates that must be dealt with in order to avoid the spyware.

On the necessity of a VPN, I think it depends on what one is doing. If you're a heavy-/pol/ user, you should avoid visiting links to sensitive material non-anonymized, lest you put a target on your back. We aren't at that point yet, I don't think, where simply visiting Prism-Break will put you on a priority list. It depends on what "layer" you're active in, so to speak, whether measures like a paid VPN are worth the effort and the money. If you want to avoid getting snooped on while using public wifi, that's a different matter, and one where having a home VPN makes a lot of sense.

For offline backups of media, I have nothing really to say against. If you haven't heard of it, check out youtube-dl, which is a command line application for downloading video and audio from streaming websites. It seems like the old video downloaders have stopped working, so this is a final option, which will work for nobody knows how much longer.

Finally, on switching to GNU/Linux, there's concern that distros like Fedora or Ubuntu are botnet as well. Not to the extent of Windows, but still adware or spyware, or otherwise introduces insecurities into your computing. If there were any good novice systemd-free distributions, I'd recommend them, but I didn't see anything worth installing. Admittedly, I'm on Fedora right now myself, for the time being, while I learn enough about GNU/Linux to roll my own installation.


Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 20:56:05 [Preview] No.12589 del
Are we sure they are scanning the files on your PC, not just on cloud and shit?


Anonymous 04/10/2018 (Tue) 21:13:19 [Preview] No.12590 del
>>12589
yes
anti-virus already does that



Anonymous 04/04/2018 (Wed) 11:27:54 [Preview] No. 12542 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Respecting privacy and Cloudflare in the same sentence?! Oh well...

"Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service"

https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/


Anonymous 04/04/2018 (Wed) 18:42:14 [Preview] No.12545 del
even hn fags are skeptic about the privacy part


Anonymous 04/09/2018 (Mon) 10:32:14 [Preview] No.12566 del
>>12545
as they should be, openNIC is still the best dns provider for us privacy aware folks


Anonymous 04/09/2018 (Mon) 19:32:02 [Preview] No.12574 del
Lol, this is even more suspect than the Facebook VPN.


Anonymous 04/09/2018 (Mon) 19:33:57 [Preview] No.12575 del
>>12566
No. If you want to transmit your cleartext queries over the internet, use the shortest path.
This means use your ISP's DNS server for DNS, and don't use proxies for HTTP/e-mail if for some reason you need to transmit sensitive data through it.

Us privacy aware folks are using:
- DNSCrypt
- and/or Tor and remote DNS resolution
- and/or hosts file
- and/or increasing DNS cache time both inside the OS and in the browser
- and/or our own DNS server on LAN



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Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 10:55:33 [Preview] No. 12560 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
So I finally installed and configured dnscrypt-proxy since I remember someone here recommended it to me.
The problem is it kinda slow.
Can someone take a look at my config file and tell me if I'm doing something wrong ?

http://ix.io/17hP


Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 12:35:08 [Preview] No.12564 del
>>12563
I don't really trust cloudflare and according to the documentation there should be no need to set up static servers as long as I point dnscrypt at a public list and set up filters like dnssec required or nologging.


Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 13:16:21 [Preview] No.12565 del
>>12564
https://github.com/jedisct1/dnscrypt-proxy/wiki/Load-Balancing-Options

By the way, the current update of dnscrypt-proxy is very new, not much people had gotten used to it.



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Anonymous 04/03/2018 (Tue) 21:13:03 [Preview] No. 12540 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/sale

I've never head of this guy before.
Is anyone downloading all this videos and putting them up somewhere ?


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Anonymous 04/04/2018 (Wed) 18:39:33 [Preview] No.12543 del
anyone here for that matter ?


Anonymous 04/07/2018 (Sat) 19:41:40 [Preview] No.12554 del
>>12544
The guy took his tarball down. If anyone grabbed it, can they upload it to MEGA or something please?


Anonymous 04/08/2018 (Sun) 10:56:39 [Preview] No.12561 del
>>12554
seconding this request



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LynxChan 2.0: Magnus StephenLynx 04/07/2018 (Sat) 13:31:31 [Preview] No. 12551 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
LynxChan is an imageboard engine I started developing in 2015 with performance and flexibility in mind. It now powers several chans, with some having a good amount of traffic, like http://mewch.net and http://endchan.xyz

LynxChan 2.0 has entered it's beta with a stable release scheduled for 19/05.
It brings easily the biggest changes ever made in the project's nearly 3 years of existence, having completely changed templating and caching.
Now offering around 5 times better performance when serving pages and 50 times better performance when building pages it is trully deserving of a major version bump.
Along with these optimizations it includes the following features:

Links to board staff on board moderation page.
Page with details for media files, including a list of posts that use the file.
Implemented "remember me" on logins.
Thread's bump order is adjusted when replies are deleted.
Setting to configure the cache expiration of static files.
Optional headers and footers on pages.
Setting to completely hide unindexed boards.
E-mail confirmation.
Terminal command to change account's password.
E-mail notifications of reports made to content you can moderate.

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Endware EULA Anonymous 03/29/2018 (Thu) 04:43:38 [Preview] No. 1171 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Endware EULA is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent license were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in the open source movement is now dumber for it having been written. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Also, btw, it's probably not meaningfully enforceable. A halfway competent lawyer would tear it to shreds in a court of law.

You should really consider changing it to one of the standard OSI or FSF approved licenses, most of which have been vetted by lawyers, some of which have actually been tested in court and (almost?) none of which are insane garbage like the Endware EULA.
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Endwall 04/07/2018 (Sat) 03:52:37 [Preview] No.1195 del
> The enumerations presented were examples and are not meant to be exhaustive, however they were meant to be funny.
> For your own sake, and the public's, don't quit your day job to pursue a career in comedy writing.

The part I get a chuckle out of every time I read it is the solar system and space transport vehicles part, I picture Elon Musk reading the license and saying "This is a great license for our project", and then I get a mental image of astronauts on the International Space Station flipping channels on endstream and endtv to pass the time. The rest was meant to be serious.

> What constitutes a "neighbor"? That's not a term with a defined legal meaning, and to the extent that it has one, it's not what you seem to think it means. I can't share the code with someone in another country? They're not my neighbor. Or do you mean it in a metaphorical sense? Legal documents are probably a bad place for metaphors.

This is a valid complaint. I'll change the word neighbor to recipient .

> You say modify AND improve, not modify OR improve. I can only modify it if I improve it? What if you think my changes make it worse? Who decides? You? I guess I'm in violation of the license, then.

This is a valid complaint. I'll remove the word improve. You can freely modify the code and run and distribute the modified code. Improvements are not required, and I won't be the judge. I'll only be the judge of what is released by Endware.

###########

I'm going to make 2 licenses, the first will attempt to rectify some of the complaints by adding and deleting words, and the second will be a simplified license where I delete everything that is redundant and attempt complete generality on the first line of every category.

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Endwall 04/07/2018 (Sat) 04:07:10 [Preview] No.1196 del
I included government, and legislators to specifically point out that they should protect themselves from unlawful surveillance by the military (NSA, FBI, CIA etc) and corporations (GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK, etc) in order to avoid blackmail and coercion, and to focus on strengthening the core institutions of western democratic society (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government) from attacks by hackers, foreign and domestic military intelligence services, etc.

But to be realistic they probably have proper high end security software and don't need Endware, but maybe they don't, I don't know... I'm sure they have something better. But just in case...


Endwall 04/07/2018 (Sat) 04:12:05 [Preview] No.1197 del
>Any user of this program is granted the freedom to run this code on any computer of their choice.
> I can run it on other people's computers without their permission!? Nice!

Can I run iOS on an Android Phone? or MacOS on regular arbitrary x86 gear?

You can run Endware on any computer architecture you want, and on any hardware device you want to. Including on other people's machines, but you might be breaking the computer misuse laws in doing so, not my copyright license grant.


Endwall 04/07/2018 (Sat) 04:36:06 [Preview] No.1198 del
ME:
1) I grant that the letters A,B,C,D and H have property ZINGER
2) I grant that all roman alphabet letters both upper case and lowercase have property ZINGER

YOU:
But what about L,M,N,O,P, do they have property ZINGER? You must have omitted these for some reason they must Not have property ZINGER!

SOLUTION:

{ A, B, C, D, H } Union (Roman Alphabet) = Roman Alphabet.

L,M,N,O,P are letters in the set Roman Alphabet and hence also have property ZINGER.

QED.


Endwall 04/07/2018 (Sat) 04:51:03 [Preview] No.1199 del
>but if you ever have the chance to run it by a lawyer, you should. After he gets done laughing, explain that it's not a joke. At this point, you'll need to ignore the look of pity on his face and explain that you're not mentally retarded, either. Then you can let him explain why your license is such a piece of shit.

I'm going to bring an HD digital video camera to the meeting and zoom in slowly so that I can catch the moment that the facial expression changes from mirth to sadness then to pity. I'll upload it as a webm onto Endchan or perhaps as an animated gif.