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Game dev/TiTS Bitching Thread Three: Electric Boogalee lance##m3y78z 04/29/2020 (Wed) 01:20:05 No.4
Hi, welcome to The New New Thread. Same as The Old and Old Old Threads! This is a thread allegedly for discussing TiTS and other games, I guess. And developing games. And stuff. Despite this being a TiTS thread in name (for historical purposes), barely anyone here plays TiTS. For further information on the game, I recommend you go here to ask. https://forum.fenoxo.com/forums/trials-in-tainted-space.8/ For reasons of how long this thread's existed and how much fen's fucked up everything he's touched, there's a good chance the thread will have barely anything to do with fenoxo and his hugbox at any given point. Information >FAQ https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/ >Mobile Builds https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html >Minerva Read the readme if you want to use it to edit your save data. Especially read the readme if you use Chrome. https://mega.nz/#!30gTyCCK!GFy7E3yrlkpUbA9yFMZpSinlT1BiO6Xn1Ykpc50b-Cw If you would like my custom mobile CoC, or other builds, just ask and I might oblige. >Downloads We don't really have the latest builds first anymore. That said, I make mobile builds and desktop builds from source code when I can (and/or feel like it), and redistribute the premade builds when I can access them. I mirror them here. I am also, to my knowledge, the only person making iOS builds for TiTS nowadays. https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html
>>1384 Support who exactly? I am sad about the organ, and sad about the decline of the church itself. Even as a person of little to no faith, having visited five or six grand old cathedrals in France, it's sad to see they largely haven't got the resources they need to maintain their magestic and historically important buildings. After WWI and WWII, when a lot of the stained glass windows in the cathedrals were blown out by bombs, they were replaced with generic patterned glass that lets in a lot more light but totally alters the originally extremely dark atmospheres of the buildings' interiors. The new windows are like this in most of them: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/F3410_Reims_cathedrale_orgue_rwk.jpg In one of them, I did see that they had had new artists come in to replace the destroyed originals with new art, since there were no good images of many of the original windows to recreate them. That at least restored the correct atmosphere. I don't know when i claimed to support anyone except for whomever is going to be restoring the cathedral. Also, pipe organs are rather unique in that no two installations are identical or sound alike in terms of acoustics and even the sounds they produce from their pipes; they are also hardly made now, and therefore every time one is decommissioned the musical world loses some diversity. Listening to a Charles-Marie Widor symphony recording from the Paris organ, recorded circa 1986 right now. It has a few sounds (especially near the end of the symphony) I'd not expect it to have been able to make. It sounds like several other instruments. I love organ music, plain and simple. There's actually a movie theater organ from around 1930 near me in its original venue; I try to go hear a performance on it every year or so.
Phantasy Star II still has a great atmospheric feeling of impending doom from an over-reliance on technology. The gameplay is not good, but it got the setting just right.
Have a somewhat noisy vinyl transfer I made a few years ago of a movie theater organ
Cover of "Wake up and Live," from the Alice Faye movie from 1937
>>1389 >>1390 Such a beautiful instrument though I personally think that slower tracks are more fitting for being played on an organ. I remember when I was a kid I had an old synthesizer that had fifty-something different settings, two for pipe organ. Out of all the options, I'd always pick one of those two and freestyle for hours. Maybe I'll try to track one down and see the real thing in person one of these days. I don't even know if there are any organs anywhere near me, except maybe in one of the older, larger churches.
>>1389 >>1390 I'm assuming these are Flash audio files? How would you play them on Linux in a safe way?
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>>1392 >flash >safe If there's a way, I don't know it.
>>1393 >>1392 In a sandbox or better yet virtual machine with no internet
>>1393 >>1394 I see, thanks for the tips. >>1390 Any chance you can simply export a normal audio format file of your recordings here Anon?
I don't think I can upload MIDI files here, can I? 'Cause I found a _really_ nice MIDI rendition of Jean Michel Jarre's "Oxygene" pt. IV in that Nintendo/BroadOn leak from a few months ago. While they didn't develop the N64, BroadOn *did* develop the Chinese iQue player. So I'm not sure if the rendition is from SGI or from BroadOn, but since Jarre was the first western musician to be invited to perform in communist China IIRC, my guess is that it's from BroadOn.
>>1393 mplayer "filename.swf" or ffmpeg -i "filename.swf" -acodec pcm_s16le -ar 48000 -f alsa default or ffmpeg -i "filename.swf" -acodec pcm_s16le -ar 48000 -f sdl default might work on windows or, if you like mpv for some reason: mpv "filename.swf" Or, open it in ffdec (flash decompiler) and extract the audio Or, use swftools' swfextract to extract the audio: swfextract -m "filename.swf" Or play it in Gnash, if you suspect that it might be less vulnerable than real flash player just because it uses different code to accomplish the same tasks. Or, it will even play in lightspark; I just tried it there, and it works. That being said, for pre-AMF3 (actionscript 3) flashes, Gnash is far more compatible overall. Or, just trust me and play the goddamn file. I encoded it myself. (I know it's better not to trust, but there you have it.)
sorry, I completely forgot about code blocks. I guess I'm just too lazy today. >>1391 I was in a hurry when I made those. I'm dumping a slow one or two now. Those just give you a good idea about how many weird sounds they can make. Lost track of track numbers for this one.
>>1395 If there's a way for me to upload a normal MP3, sure. I was of the impression only swf's and images were allowed. Testing. (this is the track from >>1398 )
Hm, what do you know. Here's >>1389 and >>1390
Now to try a midi ...Never mind. Not allowed.
>>1399 >>1400 neat, checked and thanks!
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>>1397 I put on my reading glasses and navigate to my Start Menu, then go to All Programs, Accessories, and finally Windows Media Player. I go make a cup of coffee while it starts up. Then I move the mouse to File, Open, and struggle to remember where I saved it. Eventually I find my way to My Documents, and can finally select 'organ1(6).mp3'.
>>1404 >not saving (7) copies, just in case Hey didn't you write that famous Dummies book? Pleased to meet you sir, I read everything you write!
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>>1405 >not saving hard copies of every file and burying them in an airtight file cabinet.
>>1406 >not burying single binary digits printed out on parchment buried in a vault-inna-vault-inna-fortress.
>not making a single copy of each file and never making backups ever
I don't really think I've used anything but a terminal for file management for at least four or five years now. I even have a script that takes a file and puts a full path to it in the various "clipboard" mechanisms people tend to use on X servers. I just paste the path into the file selection dialogue in my browser when I upload stuff.
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>>1409 >organizing your files >not throwing everything in the same folder and spending half an hour looking for a vaguely related image for your post
>>1410 $ cd ~/Pictures $ find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | wc -l 8596 $
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Also i wrote a script that just shuffles all the images in a directory and passes the resultant list into `xargs` feeding into mcomix. That's how I usually find things to post.
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I guess I have a 24/7 submissive now. What am I doing with my life? Yolo or some shit. >>1409 File managers have always seemed very unnecessary to me. When I look at things like lf and ranger, I just don't get it.
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>>1413 >What am I doing with my life? Ushering in the AI+robowaifu age, by the looks of it. >>1414 >dat twilicorn wreck racer If it's a local crazy-8 demolition-derpy sign me up Anon.
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>>1415 >Ushering in the AI+robowaifu age Oh no, this is a very real-world thing; I don't mean in AI dungeon or anything like that. Very hedonistic, very pleasing. We'll be picking out day collars later.
>>1416 lol wtf
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>>1416 Is Lance the sub?
>>1417 Oh it's not too surprising for anyone that's known me here for awhile. It has been a few years though. I think flash and I once bonded over a shared desire to have a little sister that slept naked in a dog kennel. >>1418 Ha. She is very young (legal) and very attractive. It's been swell.
>>1419 Lol, I'm pretty naive about many things I suppose. '''I just wanted to talk aboutvidya gaemsold computing hardware. :^)
Anyone know why ONScripter doesn't seem to insert newlines with the Monster Girl Quest english patch? Other than that, it seems to work perfectly. It still wraps at line ends, but it doesn't do word wrapping so it's kind of annoying.
>>1421 BTW, yeah, I know I can just use wine; I'm just wondering about this.
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POV: Me innocently trying to load up some Russian classic rock on Tidal.
>>1421 >>1422 Got it mostly working. There's still a bug in it (or in SDL_mixer 1.2; not sure which yet) which means that on big-endian systems Vorbis file decoding is byte-swapped, but apart from that everything is functioning normally. I've transcoded the vorbis files to .wav (just plain uncompressed PCM) and that's working for me for now. It works fine without most of that stuff on Intel systems; just a one-line tweak to the script fixed newlines on it.
>>1418 >is lance the sub? Nah, I'm actually more for reciprocation than entering a fixed role. And I consider anything that isn't an "input rebel" to be valid in that chart. Although at the same time that's just being pedantically accurate; in reality I only call gcc a compiler. I like the "input rebel" entries, though, even if I would dismiss people who claimed any of them to be true. >>1415 That's from 24 hours of lemons.
>>1424 Very good understanding of unix pipes. I've never seen them used for such a purpose, but it absolutely works. I too enjoy my waifus at six in the morning.
>>1426 Thanks. Pipes and sed are two of my favorite things in Unix, and I tend to (ab)use them a lot in my scripts.
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Gaia/Build/RefactoringToNodejs AKA: The reason I can't build Firefox for PowerPC 32-bit anymore.
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Merry Christmas, /f/!
Merry Christmas lads. God bless us all this year.
Merry Christmas, everyone. Here's to hoping that the following year will be marginally less awful than we're expecting.
Youjo Senki got another two chapter update, as is Christmas tradition.
>Someone got locked out of their Linux machine >Tell them to boot with init=/bin/sh, remount / as read-write, and run passwd to change their user's password >They just replied that it started to work but then "got stuck on a screen saying `sh-3.1#`" I am at a loss for words. I think I'm done trying to help them; they don't deserve it.
Oh yeah, I got an HP-28C calculator this xmas. And door cards for my car to replace the ones that the last owner ruined by trying to mount huge ugly JBL speakers in it. Mine will be small and tastefully mounted behind the OEM grilles.
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>>1434 >I got an HP-28C calculator this xmas neat. i didn't really know what that was exactly and found this. did steve woz' dad work at HP and it's how he got his start in digital electronics that led pretty quickly to his computer? https://www.hpmuseum.org/hp28c.htm
holy shit i haven't seen you fuckers in years.
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>>1434 You might be able to get good money for those JBLs, they're a decent brand. I got an external RAID cage with DIP switches that don't work properly. I ended up having to use some shitty chink software that doesn't work properly with wine, so I installed Vista on a spare laptop and used the software there just so I could have something other than a JBOD. In other news, I have a fully working Gentoo installation for the first time ever after a lot of backtracking and trying to compensate for terrible instructions. It's not on the Alphaserver, unfortunately, but at least I proved to myself that I can actually pull it off. >>1437 Always nice to see an old face.
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>>1437 Please be X.
>>1440 sadly not
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>>1444 Oh well, maybe next time. Welcome back nevertheless, trips.
Got a Pixel 4 XL in exchange for helping my dad to get his old Mac Pro (Nehalem-era) working with OS X Big Sur. I didn't realize that he had a gift for me when I started; he just whipped it out when I was done. It's one of the rootable ones, too (not carrier locked either). So I rooted it immediately. I'm liking that it doesn't have curved display edges like the Pixel 2 XL I had been using did, especially since that interfered with handling touch events at the edges of the display. Other than that, it doesn't really feel too different than my old phone, except that Android 10 removed the soft 'menu' key for legacy applications, so I had to use ADB to send a 'menu' keystroke to configure my preferred launcher (ADW Launcher, from old Cyanogenmod). Since I never go into the cyanogenmod settings otherwise, it's not going to be a huge deal; once I have it configured it just stays that way because that's how I like it. At the end of the day I still had to spend something like two or three hours disabling things to make it less of a Google botnet, though.
>>1445 >image Nice reference. Neither of them are on fire, though.
>>1440 I wish
>>1439 >You might be able to get good money for those JBLs, they're a decent brand. I think so, especially since I also kept the horrible amp and subwoofer the previous owner had installed (though I removed it from my car and put it in storage). My current speakers (just four tiny little Alpines, each with two coils since they have independent tweeters) sound fuller, IMO, even though I'm not going to argue that they can match the sheer output of the old woofer (they can't). I don't like obnoxious bass anyways, and it took up space in the tailgate. Anyway the four speakers that aren't the woofer are JBL Club 6520's. My replacement door cards look nicer than the originals, by the way, because they're from an 80's 240 instead of a 90's one and they have small chrome accents on them and stripes in the cloth.
I think the Alpines are S-S40's, but I got them so long ago I can't really remember anymore. I think they are 4" OD.
Sorry, mine are more likely SPS-410's. Anyway, pics. Haven't installed my new door pockets yet, since I have to wire up my new seat heaters still and I'm afraid I'll smash them accidentally while moving the seats in and out.
Also I need to clean up my seats since they got dirty on the garage floor while I was adding the heating pads to them.
As you can see, passenger side wasn't perfect. It had a small cut in the cloth that I stitched back together. This new phone's camera is probably trying to apply HDR or something, because it's not this noticeable IRL. Still working on getting my phone feeling betterlike my old one. I installed Open Camera, but haven't finished configuring it yet.
I did run over my stitches with India ink afterwards to try to make it blend in a bit more.
>>1436 I think so, but idk And yeah, the 28C and 28S were the first calculators HP made that used RPL ("reverse polish lisp") as a user-facing language and did symbolic math. The HP-48 was its more famous successor, but I think the 28 is a lot more comfy to use. I have a 28S as well, but it's not in good shape. The 28S is a 28C with a lot more RAM, basically; I'd like to have that extra RAM, but honestly 2KB is enough for my less extravagant uses. The 28S also had stronger springs in the battery compartment, which meant that the batteries pushed harder against the battery bay door (they used a really stupid design for the battery bay which was prone to breaking and made worse by the extra force of the springs in the 28S).
>>1455 BTW I have an HP-48SX as well; it works fine and has less mechanical issues than the 28 series, but it's a lot more annoying to program it than the 28's because they don't have the dedicated alpha keys. Also it's both taller and fatter than the 28, even when the 28 is folded back on itself.
>>1436 What I do seem to remember vaguely is that at least one of the Steves worked at HP for a time. Probably Wozniak, since Jobs didn't know shit.
Now struggling to build a recent version of ADB (Android Debug Bridge) for PowerPC Linux. There's a python adaptation of adb that mostly works but it doesn't do it quite well enough to be an acceptable substitute. The Android sources are a bloody mess, and they're bloody huge, too. I really hope android dies soon (but not because something worse takes its place like it probably will).
After jumping through hoops for 40 minutes I discover that adb now depends on boringSSL, which in turn depends on Golang, which does not work on 32-bit PowerPC. ...I love modern software.
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The pitfalls of current AI waifu technology can be amusing sometimes.
Happy New Year to all of you!
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>>1457 Yep, it was Woz. >>1463 kek'd Happy New Year /f/. You've officially outlived your namesake now
Happy New Year, everyone. Here's to hoping that we all live to see the next one. >>1465 >spoiler /f/ never dies.
>>1465 End of support doesn't mean I stop using Flash.
I just built Android 10 from source code. It took around 7 hours on an SSD on a machine with 16GiB of RAM and four otherwise-idling cores. It took something like 140GiB at the very least to check out sources and build. It's working, though. IDK if I'll keep it or not.
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Happy new year, I hate niggers. Make the most of it this year, lads.
>>1469 Thanks Gunship, much appreciated. You do the same, sir.
Found a pencil sketch drawing on the twitter page of the character artist for Phantasy Star II; decided to turn it into pixel art and color it. Turned out pretty well I think. Room to improve, yeah, but not bad.
>>1471 Drew in Grafx2, btw
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Here's the original artwork as used in the game, btw
>>1471 Very nice. Good job Lance.
>>1473 What interactions are available with this character in the game?
>>1476 Not many; the game is from 1988 and it's pretty threadbare. She's a tragic character, too. Main protagonist treats her like a sister.
>>1477 >>1476 I'd say Phantasy Star II is a lot less fun to play than the first or fourth games, btw. Fourth game has a LOT of characters, dialogue, etc. and is pretty good. First game just has a lot of charm. Don't even think about III.
Started watching The Venture Bros. a week or two ago. It's really good.
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>>1477 >Not many Heartbreaking.
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>>1471 >room for improvement I tried to reduce the color banding by dithering. It didn't really work out. Please don't stone me to death It would work better if the picture wasn't 100px x 100px. Also drawn in Grafx2. Any tips for grid snapping in Grafx? Imageboard post virginity lost
>>1481 I purposely avoided doing dithering, but it looks okay how you did it. Nice work. I saved it for future reference. Guessing you downscaled it back to 100x100 and tnen brought it back up again? >Please don't stone me to death I'll admit a little bothered that you did this, but I don't really have a good reason to be, other than "Original Content REEEEEE–," so really there's no harm done. I was going for something close to the original pixel art's look, which was the sole reason I didn't dither it myself. Actually, earlier on in the coloring process I had done a bit of it, but rolled it back. How long did that take you? >It would work better if the picture wasn't 100px x 100px. Also drawn in Grafx2. You mean it'd work better if it were a smaller picture? Or a larger one? I chose 100x100 because I'm using it as a forum profile picture on e-hentai forums right now. https://forums.e-hentai.org/index.php?s=&showtopic=32653&view=findpost&p=5831790 >Any tips for grid snapping in Grafx? What exactly were you trying to accomplish by using grid snapping? I don't follow. Did you make a "dither brush" or something? When I drew this I did it entirely with the 1px brush, which is why it took at least four hours (likely more). Forgive me, I never followed anyone's guides for pixel art making, and while I do own the manual for Deluxe Paint III I never actually read it.
P.S. I made a slight edit to the image around the same time you were doing the dithering thing. Just added a little more contrast to the 'collar' piece and tweaked the hairline the tiniest bit (one pixel).
>>1482 >I'll admit a little bothered that you did this Slow down there Savin, it's just a drawing.
Looks like there is grid functionality, though https://kapeli.com/cheat_sheets/Grafx2.docset/Contents/Resources/Documents/index I always was kind of annoyed by the grid when using deluxe paint, to be totally honest.
>>1484 I know, I acknowledged that it's just something I'll have to get over because it really doesn't fucking matter.
>>1482 P.S. If I'd ever donated to E-H, I'd have made it at 180x180 instead; I didn't do that yet because cryptocurrency is annoying. >>1481 Not a bad looking dither at 1x, anon
>>1487 >If I'd ever donated to E-H Traumatic flashbacks to that time I gave E-H 0.5 BTC when it was worth $45.
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Even the Daily Stormer did a piece on the EoL for Flash. >>1488 Holy shit.
>>1488 Oh, hell. Sorry for bringing back that memory.
Also, moved over to using proper DeluxePaint just now. Continuing to polish a teeny bit.
>>1488 Nice get. What's it like cashing out of bitcoin nowadays? All I ever heard were horror stories.
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>>1489 >>1490 Yeah, not too fun. >>1492 >Nice get Wow, finally, didn't even notice that. I tried to get that one on Julay World, but fucking lance got it with some quad posting bullshit. I had been sitting there waiting patiently for my time too. >What's it like cashing out of bitcoin nowadays? I mean, it's no big deal. Robinhood is a shitty app, but it's far better than going through an exchange like Coinbase. You can cash the BTC back out to your account instantly, and spend it elsewhere or withdraw it to your bank. You can setup various stop-loss orders to handle trading semi-automatically too, so you don't have to sit there watching prices all day. It works great, but only if you buy at really big dips and sell high. Like one or two transactions a year, but you're doubling your investment each time.
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>>1482 >downscaled it back to 100x100 No I didn't do that. I just took a 5x5 square brush and tried to align it which was pretty annoying. That is why I asked for the grid snapping tips. >How long did that take you? Less than twenty minutes. Because I didn't really take any time with perfecting the dithering. I'm just lazy >You mean it'd work better if it were a smaller picture? Or a larger one? Larger one certainly. See attached picture. This was my inspiration to try dithering. >What exactly were you trying to accomplish by using grid snapping? I was trying to "simulate" 100x100 image while retaining the high resolution. I don't know how to scale images down (and up) in Grafx2. >>1485 Thanks. Although i have no idea what the values mean. (pic 2)
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>>1493 The classic quad. I'm sorry. Once or twice I did that on purpose but the rest of the time I really just have afterthoughts. Not sure if I like the widened right shoulder (her left) more or not.
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>>1480 An IRL friend of mine was telling me about this one just the other day, actually. >heartbreaking I 100% agree; she's great. Rika in Phantasy Star IV is similar with more dialogue/interaction (a nice character), but Nei's still my favorite if I have to choose.
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>>1494 Grid width is X and Y, grid offset is dY/dX. That's my guess anyway.
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Bonus - some of the cutscene CG from IV
>>1496 >>1497 >>1499 Maybe this series is worth checking out after all.
A pretty good guide on linux hardening. Haven't seen one that wasn't massively outdated in many years: https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/guides/linux-hardening.html
>>1499 A cute. >>1501 Thanks!
This seems interesting. https://ziglang.org/
>>1503 >no support for alpha, VAX, POWER, or m68k Completely unusable. Also >ppc32, ppc64, & i386 >support for OSX 10.13 Do these people even know what they're doing?
>>1503 >Zig competes with C Just use C.
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>>1503 Just use BASIC
>>1504 >Do these people even know what they're doing? Lel, harsh man, harsh. >>1505 >Just use C. Sadly, I think it will be a good long while until I'm capable of writing good software in C if ever :^). One of the seeming dichotomies (but is actually just normal engineering) is that while C is simple enough to pick up in an evening syntax-wise, it requires deep mastery of knowledge of the machine to use well (or even properly for that matter). This is why I use C++ in general, simply b/c it's much easier to write correct code in this more complex language. >>1506 >Just use BASIC I will take off every ZIG!!
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>YFW you suddenly realize the ZigLang is the key to the stars.
>>1507 >I think it will be a good long while until I'm capable of writing good software in C Try Go (yes I know it's pozzed). I have often likened it to a Python for C programmers, and you will probably take to it very quickly. I have been writing most of my stuff in Go rather than C for the last few years.
>>1509 >Try Go . . . Anon, I... :^) Heh, OK I'll put it on the list for this year. I'm currently working through pic-related as a course and so far it's pretty good. I don't know if I've become more competent lately and can simply understand things better than before, or that these author's approach just happens to align well with my learning style. Regardless, I'm making good progress through it and am picking up a better understanding of both the machine and the OS. Thanks for the advice!
>>1500 At the very least I think 4 is worth playing. It has lots of callbacks to the earlier games but I still enjoyed it without playing the others first. The first game is just really fascinating because of how innovative it feels for an 8-bit RPG. It doesn't have much character interaction stuff, but as a technical achievement it's pretty remarkable. Take it or leave it on II and III, though.
>>1507 For small/tiny projects or things that have tight loops and need memory efficiency, use C. When the project is large and there's no other good option, use C++. >>1509 I think Go might be acceptable for me if using gccgo; I just don't like the 'go' command (and also that implementation doesn't work on PowerPC 32-bit either, while gccgo does).
>>1512 Of course that means that I can't use the "official" build system.
Events in DC today reminded me of something (The lyrics). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK5bMF8B2Z4
>>1501 Much appreciated.
>>1514 >Events in DC today What a fucking waste. No weapons, no battering rams. It was very much a 'do or die' situation, and they chose the latter. Now we're going to get Patriot Act 2 with this Charlottesville-on-steroids. And of course the neolibs, who just months ago were begging BLM to tear the entire system down, are absolutely horrified that people dared to harass our beloved congressmen and are comparing it to 9/11. Now the police are going to show up to stop 'right wing extremism' every time grandpa goes on Facebook to tell a balding man in a dress that he isn't a woman. All because a bunch of absolute idiots thought they were stopping 'communists' from taking their retarded con man from them. And they couldn't even do it.
>>1516 Ah, I'm glad we both hate neoliberals at least. Sounded to me like they were basically just circlejerking.
>>1516 It's actually good imo. Every door has slammed shut. The normalfag game theory choices have been eliminated to two: either you go kinetic or you give in. Expect a lot of normalfags to just start shooting.
>>1517 It sounded like a setup to me. I mean, the MAGA crowd has been talking about this thing for a month now. Very vocal about dragging congressmen into the streets. You know damn well every three letter agency in this country was monitoring the surge in tickets to DC. But when the big day finally came, with a Trump rally no less, there was no heightened police presence at the capital. No '100% organic' leftist counter-protesters as we've seen every time prior. The rioters were allowed to stick their heads in just long enough to cause a scene and then get kicked out. Trump, who called them all to DC a month ago, rehashed the same speech he's given a dozen times since November and then told everyone to go home. Very spooky. And of course it's being milked to hell and back as an event on the scale of Pearl Harbor; how convenient. Worse still, the MAGA people have basically turned into Bernard Brothers overnight with their "Here's how Trump can still win, match me patriots!" bullshit. A girl in England mentioned to me today that America "doesn't seem fun right now" because of the event. And I'm sitting here shaking my head like, if you idiots didn't buy into media hysterics, you'd be waking up today not knowing anything happened at all; it has no effect on anyone. It was jack shit, much less the 'fascist coup' I keep hearing about (I too remember when potential dictators summoned their armies to overthrow the government and then instead told them all to go home). >>1518 To some extent, yes. The normie right realizes that elections are bullshit, and you can't just 'vote out' someone that's prepared to bus in Uhauls full of a fake ballots. But things are either going to be turned up to 11 real fast this month, or it's all going to descend into a Soviet-esque situation where no one on the right gives a shit about politics anymore because they know it's all a sham and feel powerless to do anything about it.
>>1519 >Bernard Brothers What's that? Your point about no heightened police presence and no 'totally organic' BurnLootMurder+Pantyfag turnouts instantly struck me as way out of band for the circumstance. I have no idea if Trump is merely stroking his own ego through it all, or if he's actually complicit in the huge, evil conspiracy to overthrow the lawful authority of the United States obviously happening here. Regardless, We're not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy. This will very likely be Marxism amped up to a level never seen before in human history thanks to modern innovations, and will in all likelihood turn out to be the utter ruin and dismantling of the entire Western Tradition in the end. Short of Divine intervention, that is. God, ultimately, will laugh Satan and his crew into utter derision, and then plink them all off into hell. Honestly, I'm not sure if He has finished with His plan for America and will soon draw it to a close or not. But what's certain in the end however, is that He wins. That's good enough for me.
Trying to make a midi transposition of the heavenly knight theme from monster girl quest; hitting some temendous difficulty with the percussion (as expected; it's great percussion).
>>1521 file is sitenno.ogg btw
>>1521 It's making me think of pulling out a rock band USB drum thing just to get the timing down manually instead of using my usual method of entering notes via a matrix editor.
>>1520 >What's that? The 'Bernie Bros' were very naive but highly motivated supporters of Bernie Sanders. For two elections now, absolute idiots convinced themselves that a man who has done nothing after being in politics longer than his supporters have been alive was suddenly going to act on grandiose campaign promises. The dems rigged their primary against him twice, but his supporters fervently claimed he still had a chance up to the eleventh hour; just as the MAGA people are doing with Trump. Ironically, despite watching their own candidate lose a rigged primary twice, these people are the first in line to claim that we had a 'fair and free' election in November. Some people will just never get it.
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>>1520 >or if he's actually complicit in the huge, evil conspiracy to overthrow the lawful authority of the United States obviously happening here. The last day has been kind of interesting. After the rally, Trump disappeared on a very special plane to a base in Texas and hasn't been seen in person since. The video put out on his Twitter was an obvious deepfake, as seen in pic related. His most recent tweet is totally uncharacteristic of anything he's ever said before. Not really a "he's dead" type of conspiracy, but there's a lot of people wondering if they hit him with 25A and have some white house officials running his Twitter account now.
>>1525 Just when I think things start making sense again, something else comes up. So, to summate: There was a rally that was planned, then sabotaged, but then nothing much happened anyway and Trump disavowed his supporters, except it's probably not him and we still have no idea whose side he's really on, and now he's missing. The media said that the whole senate agreed to go on with the electoral count, but a bunch of them actually don't want to continue it. Also, someone might have stolen a hard drive with who-knows-what on it and that may or may not come into play at some point. And all that is only the tip of the iceberg. Shit like this is the reason why I don't really believe in Occam's Razor. People like to simplify things because then they make sense, when the reality usually is that everything is convoluted and nobody really knows what's going on. The only prediction I'd feel safe making at this point is that we're all going to see many more burning buildings in the near future.
>>1525 I see, thanks for the explanation. >>1525 >but there's a lot of people wondering if they hit him with 25A Does that mean electricity? I don't into Twatter so I don't really know what many of his tweets consisted of, other than screen caps I see posted. >deepfake I don't know much about it, but something about the video posted on this site on Wednesday telling everyone to 'go home' struck me as looking somewhat odd. I'm not even sure what it was about it. Maybe it was just that his hair was too white compared to it's normal dyed color? Trivial, but it doesn't seem entirely impossible it could be going on, as you suggest. >>1526 >when the reality usually is that everything is convoluted and nobody really knows what's going on. I'd say that's probably pretty close to reality in this situation anyhow.
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>>1527 >does that mean electricity? He means the 25th amendment, which is for removing non-zionist presidents that know too much to be left in office (Nixon) but not enough to be assassinated (Kennedy).
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These are all my opinions, based on the information we have right now. >There was a rally that was planned, then sabotaged Trump planned a 'Stop the Steal' rally, specifically saying it 'will be wild'. Spooks knew that the MAGA crowd was going to harass congress, and decided to repurpose the rally for their own agenda. Capitol police are saying they were told to stand down. And here it is, two days later, going exactly as I said it would: https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-says-mob-that-stormed-capitol-were-domestic-terrorists-11610046962 >Mr. Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism, and he has been urged to create a White House post overseeing the fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them. The Uniparty slipped up in 2016, but they're going to make sure it can't happen again. >Trump disavowed his supporters Pretty weird. He didn't say anything at the rally he hasn't said before (and a rally right now does absolutely nothing for him). He gathered everyone at DC for 'something wild' and then said "okay guys you can go home now." Sounds like something was planned and it didn't happen. Immediately afterwards, fucking NIGHT76 (airborne military command center) is making a beeline for a base in Texas, and no one has seen Trump since. Pence stabbed him in the back and called the National Guard on the rioters when Trump wouldn't, so there is talk about 25A. >except it's probably not him The Twitter video is the fakest thing I have ever seen, especially considering that just hours prior he was talking about how the election was stolen, and now he's talking about a 'smooth transition of power.' Even the mannerisms are all wrong. Trump is a terrible speaker, but he is extremely animated, both in his expressions and hand movements. The Trump in that video was a static figure and his head hardly moves. The speech was like nothing Trump would ever say, and nothing like what he had said just hours prior. Now his Twitter account is putting out these sanitized tweets that don't even try to resemble his usual style. >we still have no idea whose side he's really on Trump always strikes me as just your typical 70+ year old conservative. The media and the elites don't hate him because he's some far-right figure that's out to drain the swamp or stop 'socialism'. They hate him because he's an outsider that didn't just go along with the usual agenda. When the defense industry wanted a war, Clinton, Bush, Obama, etc were happy to give them one. Trump didn't buy it; nothing escalated, and we didn't go anywhere new. And when he tried to pull us out of Afghanistan, congressmen on both sides of the aisle moved lockstep to keep us in the war they had been arguing about for twenty years. If Trump were the far right fascist the elites project him as, he would have seized power long ago. He's just not in bed with the corporatist elites, even if he has his own narcissistic agenda, and they hate him for it. >The media said that the whole senate agreed to go on with the electoral count, but a bunch of them actually don't want to continue it. I don't trust a single congressman with anything. The GOP no longer needs Trump, so they can dump him. They're probably thrilled to lose, because it was never about meaningful political change. The GOP gets to quietly push the Uniparty's agenda, but can publicly blame every bad thing that happens on the party in power now. They're as comfortable to be out of the spotlight as the dems were in 2016. They'll get to rake in donations every time they mention gun control, abortion, etc which they couldn't really do while their party was in power.
>>1528 Thanks for clearing that up Anon. >>1529 Pretty disturbing stuff tbh.
Trump's twitter is down. I've heard millions of twitter accounts have been purged based on main accounts on their followers. Parler's down. Rumors of 4chan getting cloudflare pulled.
>>1531 >Trump's twitter is down. A primary record of the president's main form of communication with the public has been erased. The elites could fabricate any tweet ten years from now, and no one could argue that Trump never said it. The victors will manufacture the past no differently than they did with Hitler. The next generation will learn nothing about the incompetent and ineffectual leader that Trump actually was, and everything about the 'fascist threat to democracy' that justifies the forthcoming affront to civil liberties. If anyone still today advocates for 'net neutrality' and doesn't understand why Big Tech was desperate enough to produce apocalyptic levels of scaremongering against losing it, please announce yourselves so that I may laugh at you. Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, app stores (Google/Apple), and even Shopify are removing everyone that is not vocally on board with neoliberalism. It was obvious two days ago that the capitol incident will now allow Big Tech to conflate non-neoliberal ideals with 'inciting violence', and they've moved to capitalize on that. This site will be shut down in a heartbeat the moment anyone actually finds out about it. People that value the exchange of ideas and do not find comfort in the co-opted political ideals of every major bank and megacorp in the West will need to move to small less-than-visible enclaves. Private IRC servers among friends, small mailing lists, etc. Anything reasonably large or public will just be waiting to be crawled by spook bots when the alphabet agencies' budgets quadruple next year. The War On Terror will be repurposed for the homefront as a vehicle for neoliberal dictatorship; recall that even North Korea holds elections. Now is the time to prepare. Delete whatever controversial online presence you might have before it affects your social credit score. Close out accounts with shopping sites if your purchase history is inconvenient. Setup new accounts on chat services if your account history would flag you; plan to move off them entirely in the long run. It's corporate feudalism from here on. Coca Cola and Exxon Mobil say Open Borders because they need more consumers to buy their products. Money will flow to our politicians, and the wheels of the propaganda machine that is our media will spin into action. Useful idiots will then take to the streets to welcome 'refugees'. And they will do it again and again on whatever social issue stands to make them money. Anyone against this will be labeled a right wing extremist fighting against 'human rights'. You're already seeing the start of that. Now is not the time to be piddling with computers and video games.
>>1532 Pulled twitter accounts so far: Rush Limbaugh Sidney Powell General Flynn President Trump Trump Team Fucking Ron Kiwifarms is down Parler is down 4chan may have cloudflare hosting pulled Gab is seeing a user surge Signal is seeing a user surge Telegram is seeing a user surge Also, when and why did anon.cafe leave the webring? I just noticed it.
>>1532 >recall that even North Korea holds elections. Nice, concise, way to describe the effect of Marxism's so-called 'democracy' dog-and-pony show Anon. >It's corporate feudalism from here on. Do you think they will eventually drop the pretense and openly claim they are in fact in charge? Which corporations will be the biggest threats to free speech do you think? BTW, I have a friend who's really beginning to wake up to the evil happening around him (finally!). But he's still pretty casual about engaging in all the many surveillance services he is locked into. Any good arguments I can give him to at the least leave his phone in a drawer instead of his pocket when he's talking about this stuff? ATM he just dismisses my warnings as a mildly delusional, harmless crackpot. >>1533 >Also, when and why did anon.cafe leave the webring? I just noticed it. Huh? I still see the big, glowly button at the top. And it still appears to be working. What site isn't showing them? The admins there may have delisted Anoncafe, intentionally or otherwise.
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Everyone make sure you have the cafe's hidden address saved. In the event the cafe goes down completely, IRC will be /f/'s last stand again if/until we figure something else out. >>1533 It hasn't, the cafe is still showing from other sites.
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>>1535 Got it, Flash, thanks.
>>1535 > IRC will be /f/'s last stand Any suggestions how to get there over Tor BO?
It's nice that you guys are still hanging here. I assumed you guys would have scattered to the four winds after the multiple purges.
Last time I was around I think you guys were tired of watching fenoxo be a jew
>>1534 >Do you think they will eventually drop the pretense and openly claim they are in fact in charge? No. You have to remember that the most prominent underlying trait of leftists is a feeling of inferiority. Those most attracted to the ideology are society's misfits, sexual deviants, hedonists, etc. They have done nothing with their lives and are ashamed of themselves. The driving force behind leftism is a search for purpose, to fight for a 'good cause', to belong somewhere; to make up for their failings. As long as they can believe that they are part of some grassroots revolution, and not the useful idiots of Chase Bank, they are content. If Chase Bank were to openly give the marching orders, the leftists wouldn't materialize. The leftist is a rebel against authority, but a slave to the zeitgeist. >Which corporations will be the biggest threats to free speech do you think? All of them, because it is a self-feeding loop. Bugmen will bend over backwards to signal that they are indeed 'in on it'. You see that in all walks of life; the worship of Apple products, in-culture laptop/bumper stickers and jacket pins, the regurgitation of pop culture references at every turn. The bugman must constantly announce his 'membership' in culutural groups, to say "I participate in what you participate in." The sanitized PMC language of academia ('black and brown bodies') adds absolutely nothing to any conversation, but is instead an instantly recognizable speech pattern that signals in-group membership to other leftists, which is why it is used so prominently (and why other out-group words and phrases are 'problematic' to them). Thus, every corporation will adopt the same ideals. From soft drinks to children's cartoons, the in-group signaling will be identical. It won't so much matter that This or That corporation is behind the funding, because the boots on the ground are downstream from all of that. The women in the USSR and East Germany that ratted out their families to the police didn't do so because of their personal political convictions; they did so seeking acceptance and belonging from the ruling class. It is no different than the wine aunt that keeps a book on 'anti-racism' on her coffee table. The leftist is terrified of being ostracized from their miserable peers. >Any good arguments I can give him to at the least leave his phone in a drawer instead of his pocket when he's talking about this stuff? What is acceptable today is ever changing. A decade ago, people would laugh at you if you told them that you'd be fired from your job or lose your bank account for voting for the president's reelection. They'd think you're a nutcase if you told them someone in the UK would soon be arrested for saying 'women have vaginas.' So many people like to claim that surveillance is irrelevant to them because they have 'nothing to hide.' But what is acceptable behavior today may not be tomorrow, and everything on the internet is permanent to some extent. If he is 'waking up' to the situation, then he is already outside what is acceptable. He will find himself fighting an uphill battle as the consequences change. Police routinely request access to smart device logs, and as Biden brings the War on Terror home, we will face vast new forms of surveillance geared towards fighting 'extremism.' Honestly, your best argument against him using a smartphone is what's about to happen, not what can be pointed to today. The best defense is to not be in that situation to begin with, but not everybody can be saved. People like your friend are a blessing to everyone else, because it gives The State low hanging fruit to go after, and the rest of us can avoid scrutiny. >>1535 >In the event the cafe goes down completely, IRC will be /f/'s last stand You may want to reconsider using AnonOps for that. Take a glance at their Twitter account; they won't be any happier with our conversations than Twitter or Discord would be. XMPP is also a viable solution; one that lets people use whatever server they want, and can make use of OTR encryption. >>1537 Download Tails or Heads. Either burn it to a USB or load it in a VM. If the IRC server allows Tor connections, you're good to go. >>1538 >>1539 Glad to see you again. We haven't really discussed TiTS or Fen for a long while, and for good reason. I imagine that he was as excited for Cyberpozz as every other bugman out there. I hope he was as disappointed in it as his family must be of him. But as the next consumerist hype emerges, his memory of this failing will sure fade away as he hits the pre-order button.
>>1540 >All of them Heh, after I gave it a little more thought, I figured you might say just that. :^) >'black and brown bodies' I wasn't even aware of the current populism of the term haha. I tend to keep my head down and focus on my own subjects I guess. Not too sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. But a) I guess I'm at least somewhat less susceptible to PMC manipulation that way, and b) sometimes I actually get shit done because of that focus. Over net win I guess. >the wine aunt lol, had to look that one up too. >'The leftist is terrified of being ostracized from their miserable peers.' Thanks, that puts the entire thing into one concise nugget easy to understand. I just keep on learning good things here on /f/. >If he is 'waking up' to the situation, then he is already outside what is acceptable. He will find himself fighting an uphill battle as the consequences change. Thanks. You're right obviously, I'll try to find a way to convey this to him. >People like your friend are a blessing to everyone else LOL. Throwing him to the dogs as we scuttle away to the highlands w/o him is pretty much exactly what I'm trying not to do here. I'd be much happier if we had him by our sides for the later battles yet to come. :^) I'll give this all some more thought (and it seems to be getting easier to reckon about over time as well here). Understanding the leftist's motivation and 'struggle' certainly helps to clarify and predict what their agendas are likely to be. Miserable lot of busybodies, tbh. The only real difficulty now is they also have guns too. I reckon it's time past-due, actually to get rather more serious about a few things here and there. I'll step it up for my part this year. Thanks again for that wisdom Anon. Cheers.
>>1541 >Not too sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Studying your enemy is as important as any other study. You cannot fight an enemy you do not understand, or cannot easily recognize. Leftism isn't so much a political ideology in the way that Marxism or Communism is. It is a psychological pattern, a type of person, whose traits inherently make him attracted to left-leaning politics. It is that Type of Person that must be recognized, and whose motivations must be understood. Leftism is just something they all invariably have in common. But don't lose focus on the corporate influence. While we must defend against the weapons being wielded against us, we must not lose sight of who wields them. The leftist is a useful idiot, exploitable by anyone willing to give him a sense of purpose; right now that is corporations co-opting 'social justice' for profit. Those most faithful to the revolution are the first in the camps, every time. >I'd be much happier if we had him by our sides Sure, if you can win him over, great. If you can't, you can't. Individuals that don't fully grasp the situation can sink entire groups. You'll find that all of your chat logs were accidentally saved to his Google Drive, or you had a lovely conversation next to his Google Home device. He'll turn into the type of person that ignores advice to become a grayman, and whose overt public signaling casts his entire social circle into surveillance. But if you can overcome that, wonderful.
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>>1540 >Take a glance at their Twitter account I didn't notice anything in particular, though I don't really know how to navigate the site. If you guys are worried, I wouldn't be opposed to rolling my own IRC or XMPP server. I'm pretty sure that even my potato-tier internet would have no problems handling it. >>1538 >I assumed you guys would have scattered to the four winds after the multiple purges >unironically believing that /f/ will ever die It's good to see you again, smol. Are you just dropping by, or will you be sticking around for a while?
>>1539 i feel the same way
>>1544 my name didnt work so no dramatic entrance for me
>>1543 >I didn't notice anything in particular You're right, I was looking at the wrong account (@AnonOps vs @OfficialAnonOps). Their actual account is uneventful, and their ToS isn't full of PMC language. I have no complaints with the network unless something changes then.
>>1546 >I have no complaints with the network unless something changes then. Again, my issue is lack of Tor support. [13:14] == Logging in, please wait... [13:14] -AnonOps- *** If you are having problems connecting due to registration timeouts type /quote PONG tpoik]EOW` or /raw PONG tpoik]EOW` now. [13:14] == You're banned! --------> READ THIS ENTIRELY OR BE RIDICULED! <-------- FAQ: TOR exit nodes are banned, as are open proxies, if none of these apply email us. Email info@anonops.com with the ERROR line below for help. What about a Gopher server?
>>1547 I wouldn't mind moving to a network with Tor support, but I imagine none of the big servers allow it. You could always use a VPN or bouncer instead.
>>1548 I don't have the resources to become a networking security guru eg, I can imagine what a 'bouncer' is from the name, but have zero practical understanding about it to be able to keep up with you guys, and I'm unwilling to use IRC (or many other forms of online communications) bareback ever again. And obviously now more than ever.
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>>1547 On their website, they say you can request to use TOR if you have a registered nick and have used it for at least three days. >>1546 Alright then. I'm going to learn how to set up a server anyways, just in case. >>1545 Oh fug, the band's getting back together.
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>>1550 >they say you can request to use TOR if you have a registered nick and have used it for at least three days. >can't use w/o Tor >don't worry just use for 3 days first! le Catch-22 meme Sounds a lot like getting involved in a land-war in Asia tbh.
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Following gunship's advice, I discovered serendipitously that dyne.org supports Tor.
>>1549 It's something you'll want to study, or you'll always be at the mercy of Big Tech. There are far too many personal habits that need to be changed from a security standpoint to rely on knowledgeable anons to keep you safe.
>>1553 Fair enough. I'll add it to the list, somewhere roughly approximating the front heh.
>>1555 >digits Thanks! Also, I've found this: https://github.com/dyne/dowse I just happen to have an RPi2 available as well. I tried setting up Peerguardian before, but have usually failed miserably.
>>1556 >dowse If you rely on simplified tools to accomplish what you want, you'll never learn the underlying concepts and will always be at the mercy of the tool itself. Learn and use OpenBSD. Setup and OpenBSD router/firewall with PF. It doesn't need to be done today.
After stubbornly sticking to FireFox for so many years, I've decided to get back on the browser-hopping train. I'm going to check out Basilisk and PaleMoon first, since they're secure, close enough to be familiar, but far enough to make it a true migration. I'm going to keep using the stock TOR browser though; even though multiple browsers have support for it now, I'd rather take as few risks as possible when onion browsing.
>>1558 >If you rely on simplified tools to accomplish what you want, you'll never learn the underlying concepts and will always be at the mercy of the tool itself. That's pretty much why I tried to leave the script kiddie phase as soon as possible when I was beginning to learn. Once I learned to compile and fix C programs everything started just kind of improving from there out. >Learn and use OpenBSD. Setup and OpenBSD router/firewall with PF. It doesn't need to be done today. Not a bad idea. Doesn't have to be rushed, but don't let yourself fall back into using whatever's familiar (for most people new to Unix systems, that means dual-booting with windows and always selecting Windows on the boot menu). >>1559 I'm still using seamonkey, and pale moon is okay-ish too. A lot of stuff written with pale moon in mind works in seamonkey (or does with minimal tweaking), which is nice.
>>1539 >smol Oh hey there. Yeah I'm here, I guess. Kind of a nice little corner to talk on sometimes.
If the cafe dies, I'll be on the IRC channel asking about the tor node or whatever I guess.
>>1539 I'm pretty much done with that stuff at this point; when I finally got some closure from them saying that I should check back for a source drop in a year I was able to move on. Don't know why it took me so long. I'm sure everyone else is amazed it took me that long, too. >>1542 You remind me of (a possibly less violent) Ted Kaczynski sometimes. Not meant offensively, just something I think.
>>1545 Oh hey there. Nice to see you. Still missing Misha, Ella, and X. I have Misha's cell number but IDK if he feels like coming back. No idea on X or Ella.
new anoncafe fallback file. >>>/meta/13858
>>1567 Thank you for making this known to us. Here's the direct link for convenience. https://anon.cafe/special_static/anoncafe_fallback.txt
>>1559 PaleMoon was honestly garbage, and if I remember right, it's only going to get worse as the codebase diverges from Firefox. I've had no issues with Qutebrowser though. You might find this helpful, but they chose PaleMoon in the end: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/browsers.html >>1565 >You remind me of (a possibly less violent) Ted Kaczynski sometimes. The man and his writings were brilliant, I can only take it as a compliment. >>1568 Saved.
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>>1569 That article perfectly frames why I've been so reluctant to look for a new browser to begin with. I'll check out qutebrowser, and anything I can find that isn't directly ripping FF or chrome code.
>>1434 >>1436 >not using superior Soviet technology Plebeians everywhere. http://xnumber.com/xnumber/russian_calcs.htm
>>1550 i dont think im cut out for the technology and politics that this thread is nowadays but it was nice to say hi <3 if you guys ever want to find me you know where all my skyrim stuff is, and king lance has the f95 and whatever
The hidden service seems to be down for here, nano, julay, glowchan, and smug. The few other sites I have saved seem to be working. Either I somehow fucked something up, or shit's about to get nasty.
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>>1573 I noticed that myself earlier, but just figured it was b/c my own lack of experience. But if you are having issues maybe it's not just me. Can anyone else confirm? Also, it's not even the 20th yet, so is it likely would there be some kind of coordinated assault on Tor yet? >glowchan What's that BTW? fbichan.mark?
>>1574 Glowchan has a bunch of cybersec/opsec information for wrapping yourself in fifty layers of tinfoil online. The onion for that neocities site commie posted is also down, along with the Stormer and Tlaw's Index. The other indexes and search engines I know about are still up, plus a couple other benign sites. If it's not just me, then it seems the elite had an ace up their sleeve and waited until the eleventh hour to play it.
>>1575 >The onion for that neocities site commie posted is also down It looks like their #2 is working atm. Also, they seem to have links to freenet & i2p. Are those also like Tor? >commie Lol why do you call him that? :^)
also, why are some Tor links short and some are long? are they on different styles of network or something?
zzzchan onion also down. I couldn't find any other IBs with hidden services. >>1576 >onion #2 That it is. >freenet and I2P They're very different from TOR. From my limited knowledge, they're more geared towards asset and infrastructure decentralization (i.e. if you access a website, you're accessing it from a bunch of people, not just one server). Someone more well versed could explain it better. >why call him that? That was the name he used to post with on here. Just like how people kept calling me penisboat for a while (when you made an account on the old 8chan, you'd get an automatically generated name to start with). >>1577 There are different versions of TOR addresses. The short ones are v2, and the extremely long ones are v3. I don't think v1 is supported anymore, but I could be wrong.
>>1578 >There are different versions of TOR addresses. I see, thanks. So it sounds like it's still all riding on the same architecture though?
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>>1579 Wow. I read about parler getting deplatformed, but I figured there'd be at least a little runaround instead of everybody swinging the banhammer at once. It amazes me how anyone can look at this and not immediately realize that something fucky is happening. What I don't get is: if the IBs are being targeted, why would the TOR addresses get taken out first? Is it just faster than bringing down all the clearweb infrastructure? >>1580 Pretty much. I think the v3 addresses are supposed to be more secure somehow, but they're all on the same network.
zzz and smug are back up, but nothing else so far.
>>1581 >but I figured there'd be at least a little runaround instead of everybody swinging the banhammer at once. Heh, even their lawyers cried out in pain. Surely no shekels changed hands over this during the past 48hrs ehh? >Is it just faster than bringing down all the clearweb infrastructure? Interesting idea. Isn't it a lot smaller number of nodes to interfere with so maybe? OTOH, why would anything work across Tor then ATM?
Okay, so apparently there was an attack on the entire TOR network that took down all v3 addresses. A bunch of the backbone for TOR is managed by ten servers apparently, which made the network an easy target. v2 addresses weren't affected because they don't depend on live consensus from these servers. Hopefully they'll find a way to solve this problem.
>>1584 Big Tech the bad actors or the glowniggers or both, anyone know yet?
>>1585 Keep in mind that the only discussion I can find of this so far is on reddit. Apparently the "official" explanation is that drug dealers are DDoSing eachother, and that somehow took down the whole network. Even the ledditors don't seem to buy that one though, everyone is saying that it's the usual suspects. I'm inclined to agree with them, the timing is too perfect for this to be a coincidence.
>>1586 >the timing is too perfect for this to be a coincidence. I expect we'll see a whole lot more fuckiness over the coming month with dem ebil nahdzees being the preferred scapegoat. I hope you have your alternatives in order Flashman.
BTW, if this is in fact as I suspect it is, then I find it humorous (though hardly surprising) the hubris of these faggots. They couldn't even wait until the 20th to start pulling the triggers. We'll see who laughs last in the end, however. :^) BTW, what's the word on the POTUS? Is he being detained in Texas or what?
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>>1587 The alteratives are, in order: TOR (currently out-of-order), IRC (functioning), and XMPP (once I learn it and set up a server). If this site goes down, /f/ will be able to regroup, but we will be on the back-foot. >>1588 >POTUS The only news I've heard is the MSM saying that he's going to do a speech about border walls, which makes no sense. Aside from that? Absolutely nothing. It's pretty spooky.
>>1589 >XMPP Do you have a recommended client?
>>1589 >It's pretty spooky. Well, you can't expect them publicly to just accidentally the sitting President 23 times to the back of the head yet. What better way to keep him quiet than lock him up in a 'special' military base?
I'm cloning this since it's C++ and I'll take a look too. https://github.com/qxmpp-project/qxmpp
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Nanochan is up on the v2 address. >>1590 Still looking at options, which might take a little while because my backlog of shit to do is fucking massive right now. I probably shouldn't even be spending time posting, but I want to make sure everyone here is informed. All this is getting fucking stressful. >>1591 That's certainly one possibility.
>>1593 >Nanochan is up on the v2 address. Thanks! >All this is getting fucking stressful. Just take time and breath Anon. You're getting your ducks in a row. We'll be fine. :^)
>>1592 Build went smooth as silk. I'll begin digging through the docs & examples and try setting up a small home server with it.
>'a message or file is mandatory'
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Stormer is back up. Consensus server health is all over the place. Apparently the TOR project is planning on deprecating v2 addresses later this year. Whatever.
Tlaw's Index is back up.
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>>1570 Wait until you read their article on choosing an email host. >>1576 >Lol why do you call him that? Five years ago I was playing JoNT with /d/, and had a brilliant idea. Rather than have a dozen people subscribe to various Patreons and haphazardly leak games, have one anon setup a Patreon everyone else could donate to. That guy would then subscribe to the handful of games people wanted, and leak them. It would have been a communal effort of sorts. Despite the idea never taking off, the nickname 'commie anon' stuck. To this day, "Rabbi Fennberg" on Google Images still yields some of my finest edits from back then. To think that lance was the reason he originally stopped sharing the source, and years later I would be the reason he added DRM. The gang's all here. >>1581 >I figured there'd be at least a little runaround instead of everybody swinging the banhammer at once. Remember that leftists are terrified of being ostracized. There is an almost pathological need for acceptance. When Amazon shut down their servers, the rest of Parlor's infrastructure went into "what are WE doing to fight fascism?" mode. It's the same reason why fucking soft drink companies feel the need to put our statements on the capitol riot, or why leftists felt pressured to post black squares for BLM last summer. The bugman does not think independently, only in the context of being accepted. >>1586 Tor was originally a DoD project, and the state operates most of the exit nodes. It's not even a secret. >>1587 The War on Terror coming home. But at least Biden is going to return the country to normal, right everyone? At this point I would be inclined to ask a drowning man his political affiliations before rescuing him. >>1588 >what's the word on the POTUS? If you ask the Q people, he's holed up in an underground bunker, laying the pieces out on the board and about to make his final stand against the Deep State. To everyone else, I imagine his administration is trying to keep him out of the spotlight for the rest of the month so he doesn't embarrass them further, and they don't become unemployable by February. >>1589 >once I learn it and set up a server ejabberd is a great server, very easy. With config files written by Ray Charles himself. >>1590 >Do you have a recommended client? Five years ago I was using Profanity. I'd have to see if that's all well and good today, but I had no complaints at the time.
I'm hearing reports of power outages in Texas.
>>1569 >Kaczynski >The man and his writings were brilliant, I can only take it as a compliment. I meant it as one. I disagree on a few points but he is still an intellectual and I respect his dedication and reasoning. >>1568 Saved. >>1599 >With config files written by Ray Charles himself. That got a smile out of me. >I imagine his administration is trying to keep him out of the spotlight for the rest of the month so he doesn't embarrass them further, and they don't become unemployable by February. A bit late for that, but that sounds more plausible to me. I'm sure he's unhappy. >To this day, "Rabbi Fennberg" on Google Images still yields some of my finest edits from back then. Heh, i have some of those saved. Great stuff. >To think that lance was the reason he originally stopped sharing the source To give details, it was because he (or more probably Adjatha, since fen seems to have no idea how the hell git works) was at that time releasing public builds every two weeks or so (later kicked out to closer to a month apart each). At that point, development was a little faster than it has been in the last four years or so, and more people were contributing code and stuff. To encourage this, the git master branch was public facing on github; this meant that by building the git master you could get an even more up-to-date version of the game than even the game's "backers" could. Fen & co. at the time claimed something like "we aren't too worried about 'piracy'" (single quotes added by me) "…because updates are so frequent that we can outrun them." So I took it upon myself to get the game building from source code on my machine; first I did it in flashdevelop in a windows VM, and then I realized I could actually write some scripts and get it building under Linux distros. So I did. From then on, for maybe a year or so, I'd just run a 'git pull' every day or two and run my scripts to generate builds of the game (and Android/iOS apps of it) and then post them on 8ch. Suddenly, without much prior warning, the github repo disappeared. I made one last build, based on a fork by jacques00 that hadn't been memory holed yet, and then around a week later we got an official response that it had been deleted due to "piracy" and someone setting up an automated build system. For the record, all my scripts did was the equivalent of hitting the "build project" button in an IDE. I was manually getting and building the code itself, fixing all the various random bugs that would crop up and submitting pull requests to fix compilation issues. I also made a few feature implementation pull requests, which basically got yoinked by Adjatha, rewritten with different names, and then pushed by Adjatha without crediting me, leaving my PR's open and unanswered. So basically they just decided that my contributions were less important than "'protecting' their eye pee." >and years later I would be the reason he added DRM It was hardly that; just some magic bytes that he could use to identify who downloaded it. We curbstomped that one pretty easily.
>>1601 Eh, nvm, I guess it technically was DRM. Still, it was just some magic bytes tacked on the ends of files by a PHP script on their server. Once we found that out it was pretty easy to fix; especially since they even had it print 'de ad be ef' in a hex editor near the end. Blatant giveaway.
>>1602 Actually, I guess the bigger thing was that they shadow-banned us by just sending the old version of the SWF but with a newer version number injected. I'd forgotten that detail. That was pretty nefarious.
>>1599 >But at least Biden is going to return the country to normal, right everyone? At this point I would be inclined to ask a drowning man his political affiliations before rescuing him. As much as I dislike the current administration, his won't be much better; it'll focus on social issues of little import and ignore all the economic problems of those outside an elite few, just like now.
Also, if any legislation does get introduced that seems like it could actually bring positive change, it'll just be hemmed and hawed out until the democrats can lose control in a couple years, so they can claim to have tried to do something while not actually accomplishing anything.
Apart from a problem with some flickering on grays when brightness is reduced, the Android open source (AOSP) rom I built from the source tree seems to be working well. Not sure what the deal is with the brightness, but I bet it's AMOLED related.
>>1599 >To everyone else, I imagine his administration is trying to keep him out of the spotlight for the rest of the month so he doesn't embarrass them further, and they don't become unemployable by February. Kek, OK I admit that's an angle I hadn't thought of.
Apparently Delta is getting sick and tired of all the evil fascists everywhere, and is now kicking Trump supporters off flight for being, well, Trump supporters.
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>>1601 >I'm sure he's unhappy. I'd be happy too if everyone I hired stabbed me in the back. But Don has only known how to one thing: build a brand/lifestyle out of something and sell it. He did it with his name, and he did it with MAGA. There was never an ideology behind his politics to rally around. >>1602 I brought it mostly because you and I were the two people that got Fen to do something to stop piracy. You, with him taking down the git. And me, with him trying to stop the guy uploading his game to halfchan. I also remember them doing something with CoC2 when I started packaging their online game from my wget script. But I don't remember what measures they took besides obfuscating the javascript files >>1604 That's a very optimistic viewpoint compared to entering another war, expanding SCOTUS to stack it, and a second Patriot Act. Say what you will about Trump as a person, but his presidency had almost no impact on anyone. Someone who ignored the propaganda for the last four has woken up every morning untouched. Few will be able to say that about what president Harris is about to do. >>1605 They have no reason to introduce positive bills because the Uniparty is in power now and any such bills will just make them look bad. >>1608 This is why being a grayman is important. Unless you get off on being a victim, there is absolutely no reason to publicly display anything about your personal life. Dress nice but not outlandishly, don't wear shit with words or logos. Don't discuss shit of importance with people unless their input is important to you. You don't get points for virtue signaling at the expense of making your life difficult.
>>1609 >I'd be happy too Unhappy even.
>>1609 >Few will be able to say that about what president Harris is about to do. Sadly, this. It will certainly be the end of life on easy street for practically every legal citizen, and by design ofc. This will probably prove an irrecoverable slide in the future as well. >Don't discuss shit of importance with people unless their input is important to you. You don't get points for virtue signaling at the expense of making your life difficult. Good advice, thanks. I'll try to carry it out more conscientiously now.
>>1609 Looks like Parler likely didn't do anything to keep users secure. Someone's apparently done a 70TiB data dump (remarkably quickly, I might add). >Don has only known how to one thing: build a brand/lifestyle out of something and sell it. He did it with his name, and he did it with MAGA. There was never an ideology behind his politics to rally around. I know I've completely agreed with you on a handful of things in the past, but I'm still glad to hear you say that since that's what I've thought all along. >>1609 I remember that story vaguely; I think you said that you just saved what you could, tried running the game, and looked in the JS console for the missing stuff. >expanding SCOTUS to stack it The behavior of the GOP regarding the last five years or so (ever since Scalia's death) has been disgraceful, too. Not that that makes it okay for democrats to play shitty games.
>>1612 Most people think Scalia was murdered so Hillary could stack the court.
>>1612 >Someone's apparently done a 70TiB data dump (remarkably quickly, I might add). Very likely an inside turn-coat job.
>>1612 >The behavior of the GOP As if that was a separate group of people.
Just tried qutebrowser. It crashed twice, and the third time I realized that it's unusable for me because I don't know how vi keybindings work. What kind of diseased headspace is required to decide that ctrl-tab should make an entirely new tab? Guess I'm sticking with Basilisk until I find something less shit.
>>1616 You might try using the Pentadactyl add-on w/ Basilisk on and off until you get more used to it. Then maybe you can try Qute again. Using Vim regularly will help too ofc :^)
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>>1616 Ah, I forgot that not everyone wants vim bindings. I've been used to it for awhile now. Basilisk isn't a bad choice though. That picture is interesting and would make for a nice AI Dungeon prompt tonight.
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So, why the sudden rush to emasculate a lame duck President? Are they terrified of him or something?
>>1619 The same reason they are going scorched earth with conservative sites; revenge. 2016 wasn't supposed to happen, and they will make sure it never does again. The right as a whole will become 'domestic terrorists' so they can suppress the anti neoliberal opposition.
>>1620 Seems to make sense. I'm curious personally, since I'm squarely in the anti-neoliberal opposition camp, to see just how far they are willing to take their 'oppression' of Righty. Heh, why isn't that a slangword?
>>1621 >how far they are willing to take their 'oppression' of Righty. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956
>>1622 >Solzhenitsyn Good Point. I'll need to read him soon.
>>1620 I think it's more to try cementing him as numero uno bad guy. They don't want those who were children during his term to start asking questions in adulthood; "How was this man, who was so evil, had everyone in media and government against him, never impeached?" The outcome of 2016 is better than had they won, it greatly accelerated things in their favor. One would hope that the cold-blooded murder of Capitol tourist Ashli Babbitt would elicit public outrage on a level equal to or greater than that for career criminal George Floyd, but it won't. The harsh punishments for the Capitol tourists and the propaganda machine will do its best to quash any public outrage. I have less than zero interest in politics. Fuck, I really miss the old internet.
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>>1613 >"most people" Sure, maybe on /pol/.
>>1618 I want emacs bindings >>1619 Because they want to be on "the right side of history" and also because they were personally endangered.
>>1624 >Fuck, I really miss the old internet. You and me both.
>>1624 >cementing him as numero uno bad guy That would be a wasted effort, considering that he's gone in a week. It's more about demonizing the right as a whole, and Trump is just the scapegoat for that. He could be public enemy number one for the next week, and then what, we enter a utopia brought on by the Biden administration and the left can happily retire? The left cannot function without rallying against problems of their own creation. The right is content with God, family, and community, but the left has spent the last century demonizing all of that, so they have no central focus of their own. To have a successful leftist movement, you must invent problems that can only be fixed with societal change. Alinsky's book has been the de-facto playbook for the left for almost fifty years now, and this is no different. They need Trump to appear to be a bigger problem than he actually is to justify their actions against the right. They could have nuked the conservative side of the internet at any time, but they needed the capitol protests first. >never impeached He was already impeached the first time, just never removed from office. >>1626 >the right side of history Absolutely delusional to mistake maliciousness for incompetence. People whose policies are dictated by foreign money and lobbying are under no delusion that they are fighting the good fight; these are talking points for the masses. They know exactly what they're doing, and it's about time you figured it out too.
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>>1617 The main thing keeping me from learning vi stuff is the fact that I have no real reason to. I'm not a serious programmer, and I prefer menu-driven interfaces with/or simple keybindings (or a program-specific command prompt in some cases) when I'm working from a CLI. I have no doubts that vi/emacs style environments are more efficient once you get used to them, but I personally have little to gain from it. >>1624 >spoiler I'm right with you there. >>1626 >personally endangered Yeah, no. If the feds were ever actually in danger, we'd be having a very different conversation right now. They just put on a show to give a (weak) excuse to abuse even more power.
>>1629 >no real reason to A lot of people only learn vi because they ssh into a box and nano isn't installed by default. I personally prefer emacs as an editor, but have been using vim and software with vim bindings lately because it's just everywhere. Every time I install something nice, it turns out to have vim bindings, so I live with it. >They just put on a show to give a (weak) excuse to abuse even more power. Pretty much. Capitol police made six requests for NG support, and had offers from the Pentagon and FBI. All were denied by officials in the Capitol. They had a month to prepare for a very visible protest, and gave it less security than even a regular Trump rally. Painfully obvious to everyone that doesn't get their news from a propaganda machine.
>>1628 >He was already impeached the first time, just never removed from office. Shows how little interest I have for this stuff, haha. TWO SCOOOOOOOOOPSSS!??!??!? TWO IMPEACHMENNNNNNTSSSS???!?! We're on the same page. It's retarded to us, but not to them. It's more evidence for their herstory books; make the right less attractive, hoping to keep its size under control in the future. They need an opponent, only it can't be too powerful. I think we're witnessing them invent the next problem with the latest deplatforming; shrink the right by pushing Trump's true believers underground, hoping to cause some more tourism incidents, use those to continue expanding control.
>>1631 >I think we're witnessing them invent the next problem With the impeachment, absolutely. The next problem will be republican congressmen that didn't vote for impeachment. Those that did just became pariahs to the right, those that didn't will be held accountable for 'supporting fascism.' It further fragments the right as a political opponent.
>>1624 I honestly miss being able to not care about politics, but every single part of life has become politicized, and it's impossible to insulate yourself from it unless you have "fuck you" money and land. Even then, you can still get eminent domain'd so jews can build more rapefugee housing. There's no ability to be left alone anymore.
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>>1634 >unless you have "fuck you" money You need to separate wants from needs. Land in California close to shopping centers, airports, etc is expensive as hell. Land in the middle of nowhere Wyoming is like $4k for 40 acres. The cost of living is really dirt cheap, it's just that bugmen are weighed down by unnecessary expenses and blame everyone else for their poverty. Auto loans because they financed a new shitbox, expensive rent because they didn't do their research on housing, fast food and boxed frozen dinners because they never learned how to cook, needless online entertainment, new video games, electronics, and consumer products. Nobody needs any of that, and it's expensive as hell. I am not a rich man, but everyone thinks I am because I buy almost nothing and keep my expenses as low as possible. Cut out the expenses, work, save up, do your research and buy that land. The biggest problem the right has is this idiotic desire to stay plugged in to the society they hate. Either go full bugman or get out, anything in between will just make you miserable.
>>1635 Unfortunately, I'm a retard irl with illiquid assets and obligations. COVID has made things even more difficult.
>>1636 >obligations Are these obligations court-ordered? If not, then I urge you to reconsider how important your current ties are. Are you following said obligations because you earnestly believe they're morally right and fulfilling, or because you feel like you have to? If it's the former, then consider why you feel this way and how important these things really are to you. If it's the latter, then the best thing to do is distance yourself from the situation. Anyone and anything can be ghosted out of your life if you try hard enough. >COVID A weak-ass virus has literally no meaningful impact on your life. It's the government mandated lockdown that's screwing us all over. In fact, if it's ever brought up in IRL conversation, which it will, don't say "COVID", "Corona", or any variation thereof. Instead, say "lockdown". It's innocent enough that no normalniggers will think you're suspicious, and it'll subtly remind them (and yourself) that the conditions we're faced with are entirely the fault of the powers that be. Words matter.
>>1637 >and it'll subtly remind them (and yourself) that the conditions we're faced with are entirely the fault of the powers that be. /thread. There are real, significantly life-threatening diseases out there. This one isn't one of them. It's hardly a threat beyond the very elderly and very young, same as the flu is.
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>>1636 Most people who aren't retards today were at some point. No one leaves highschool knowing how to make the most of life. But those that never figure it out end up being manchildren playing video games in their 30's. You've presumably got plenty of time to figure it out, and are probably ahead of the curve. Hell, when I was seventeen, I was on my own and had no idea how to do anything. I was heating frozen cheese-steaks over the stove on a bent coat hanger. If I can make it, you can too. >>1638 I have spent more time in the last year wondering about a brain tumor than this 'pandemic.' I think I'm just sleep deprived though. Can anyone even point to someone in their lives that has died of this thing? Twenty billion deaths every day and no one even knows someone that died. The best they can point to is a friend that got sick for three weeks and has since made a full recovery. But why aren't we taking it more seriously?
>>1639 >I was heating frozen cheese-steaks over the stove on a bent coat hanger. Lel, I've been there. :^) > The best they can point to is a friend that got sick for three weeks and has since made a full recovery. There's this on elderly man in church who had to sit out from his duties for well, just about 3 weeks now. AFAIK he's going to be fine.
>>1639 Are you implying the 20 million deaths a day don't real Anon!? Police! Someone insulted the 2 billion deaths! Nevar 4get the 20 billion!
Looks like GCC actually had its own port of the 'go' tool, which means I'm back in business with building/running go programs on PowerPC 32-bit (official golang does not support or build on PPC32, but GNU's does). >>1639 >Can anyone even point to someone in their lives that has died of this thing? Yeah, actually; one of my parents' neighbors died. I spent a lot of time talking with them growing up.
BTW, gccgo apparently works on Alpha as well.
Ported old Linux X11 (software rendered) Quake to use SDL for audio instead of OSS DMA. Since OSS DMA takes total control of the card no other audio can play at the same time as it, which is a problem when you haven't got a CD drive with analogue output handy (did anyone even make a CD drive with analogue output for SATA? I have a PATA one but it's not really something I can really use right now). Anyway I'm using it and cdemu (which uses SDL for audio as well) to play software rendered Quake with SFX and red book audio simultaneously.
>>1644 Neat. Nice job.
>>1644 How does OSS DMA compare to SDL in terms of resource usage and sound accuracy?
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I made a post about Epik way back when at >>1150 , recommending them after a chat with their CEO. After a recent hit piece on them, some guy emailed them and got the reply in pic related. Pretty decent. In the face of all of this censorship, they definitely seem to be the registrar of choice.
>>1647 Do they offer WHOIS anonymization do you know?
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>>1647 >>1648 OK, I answered my own question. Apparently they maintain a separate legal entity anonymize.com they offer anonymization through. They claim that you still have full ownership of your domain, unlike other services that basically take ownership and give lip service to yours. I'm no lawyer, and I'd be interested to hear anyone else's take on this. > #1 #2 Also, does anyone know anything about id.federatedidentity.com Certainly isn't calm-inducing looking at the list of icons they offer login services alongside. > #3
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>>1649 It's really no different from any other host, except that Epik sets up entire services for these things because they offer them to other companies as well. Rather than just anonymize your WHOIS and call it a day (Hover, et al), other registrars can use Epik's anonymizer service by registering at anonymize.com. federatedidentity is just another of Epik's services. They don't rely on services that might deplatform them, so they roll their own in-house.
>>1650 >...They don't rely on services that might deplatform them, so they roll their own in-house. I notice that openid-connect is in the constructed URI. Is that somehow the way they connect to the Full-Pozz services listed w/o risking their own system? >also, that pic Top kek
>>1647 [$1 was added to your PayPal account] But seriously though, I'd be hesitant to trust any US-based web service. Even if the people running Epik really are well-meaning, they're ultimately at the mercy of a hostile government. They might not be able to preserve any liberties once PATRIOT Act Two: This Time it's Personal (coming to a dystopian government near you this Jan. 20th) comes down. >>1650 >that pic Is that the actual Qanon? I've never followed any of that crap, so I don't know how his posts are differentiated from the riff-raff.
>>1566 You should know by now I only appear when daedally says my name ;-p
>>1646 Accuracy should be fine, latency is slightly worse. Resource usage doesn't matter since it's not 1995 anymore.
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Good morning, I hate homosexuals. >>1652 >they're ultimately at the mercy of a hostile government I don't like this kind of argument. Yes, Epik could be compelled to shut down your domain if you were hosting something objectionable. But under the coming administration, you should not in any way be making yourself a target by doing so. I like Epik because some overweight balding man in a blouse isn't going to get my domain taken down with a strongly worded Twitter post. But to be honest, I would much rather the US be able to seize the domain if they really wanted to, because the alternative is that spooks start showing up at my door to seize computers and see what they can charge me with, since they couldn't take down the domain through the normal process. My prediction is that the right is going to isolate in such a way that domains really won't matter anyway. Either we're going to see a revival of OpenNIC-style alternative DNS systems, with free registrars for funky domains only accessible to those using the DNS servers. Or, we're going to go back to the old pre-Tor setup of sharing host files with hardcoded DNS/IP pairs. Someone will probably make a browser extension to update the list automatically. Either way, your favorite site will be on a domain like pol.kitsune soon enough. >Is that the actual Qanon? No, but it's not far off. The current Q prediction is that losing the election was part of the plan all along, because Trump couldn't fight the deep state while also holding office. Trump will be fighting his greatest battle from prison or something.
>>1652 So, while Anon was down for several hours in the past day, I considered how I would ever get in touch with you guys again if that was it for them and their other channels vanished as well. I realized that I was still unaware of a Tor-compatible way to contact you. This forced me to reconcile that I'd probably never hear from any of you again. So, if in the next 24hrs or so (or whenever, if otherwise), this channel to you guys vanishes I just want to give my thanks and let you know I enjoyed meeting everyone and have learned a lot. Thanks mates. Godspeed to us all now.
>>1655 >Or, we're going to go back to the old pre-Tor setup of sharing host files with hardcoded DNS/IP pairs. Never heard of that before. How in the world does that work?
Also, any recommendations on good dynamic dns providers? Or is that even feasible in the face of a state-level opponent?
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>>1656 Though anon.cafe may die, /f/ is pretty easy to keep in touch with. We survived the move from 8ch, and from Julay. The only people we lost were those that evidently weren't that invested in the community. Your use case with Tor is a bit unique, but worse case scenario, find a Tor email host and send lance an email asking where we all ended up after shit hits the fan. His email is not hard to find, given the username in the OP links. >>1657 Well, you'd have to understand DNS, but the short of it is that domains are a scam on the level of fiat currency. The only reason you can buy domains is that networks willingly come under the authority of DNS servers whose backends have long established standards, and whose authority will sell you domains. If you were to run your own DNS server, you could point whatever name you want to any IP address you desired. Without that standard, it would only resolve for you, or the people you share that information with, but there is no need to have a .com or .net from a registrar beyond interoperability. If you are a tight knit community that couldn't care less about the broader public, registrars are worthless. So you have two options, and they both more or less work the same way. Either you have a DNS server on your network (likely, if you have any sort of home network), or you hardcode it into /etc/hosts (or the equivalent on Windows, whose location I no longer remember but is surely some convoluted path in system32). Whether it's your own DNS server or a hosts file, the end result is that you can point a domain of your choosing to whatever IP you'd like. And if the server is looking for requests with that domain, it works just fine. I use {x}.ki.tsune for my home network, and all of my servers are configured for the base domain ki.tsune. None of the software cares whether that is a 'real' domain. There are some DNS hosts, like OpenNIC, that simplify this for you. You set your computer to their DNS servers, and suddenly you can resolve a wide range of odd domains that you couldn't before, but you're just switching from one authority to another here, and are subject to their ToS. The right could conceivably do this as well and setup their own alternative DNS, but might get booted all the same. So, hardcoded host files are often the method of choice. You can see how this works under the Examples at the bottom of this page: https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man5/hosts.5.html
>>1659 >find a Tor email host and send lance an email asking where we all ended up after shit hits the fan. OK good thinking. I should already set then. > /etc/hosts OK, I think I sort of understand this. I've edited that file before to block outbound traffic from escaping my machine at least I think I did. Also, I remember a site that had something like .oss as an alternative domain but apparently they never got it worked out how to integrate it with the webring things. Thanks for the example link and explanation. Didn't seem to hard to follow when you said it. :^)
>>1658 The alt DNS world is hot garbage, believe me, I've spent years looking for nice things in it. OpenNIC is about the best you're going to find, and even that is not too great. There's an Austrian furry tranny that runs some very reliable, secure, and logless DNS servers on OpenNIC, and I have been using them for many years. My setup is less about OpenNIC itself and more about using whatever infrastructure this one faggot makes public. I don't make this recommendation lightly, the guy is an absolute nutcase. But his networking is solid. https://meo.ws/
>>1661 I see I have a lot to learn. No surprise there, pretty much familiar territory heh. >/universe/observable_universe/laniakea_supercluster/virgo_supercluster/local_sheet/local_group/milky_way_subgroup/milky_way/orion_arm/gould_belt/local_bubble/local_interstellar_cloud/solar_system/earth/europe/austria/vienna/ Lel, I'm a bit of a cosmology/astronomy enthusiast, so that's humorous to me. >that full-pozz social media list I don't even... Any advice how I might somehow follow your path for networking, but protect myself from this guy? Not second-guessing him beyond what you've said and his objective list, but seems pretty risky to be mixing with someone like that. Seems like they might turn on you any moment.
>My prediction is that the right is going to isolate in such a way that domains really won't matter anyway. Either we're going to see a revival of OpenNIC-style alternative DNS systems, with free registrars for funky domains only accessible to those using the DNS servers. Or, we're going to go back to the old pre-Tor setup of sharing host files with hardcoded DNS/IP pairs. Someone will probably make a browser extension to update the list automatically. Either way, your favorite site will be on a domain like pol.kitsune soon enough. I'd not be surprised. >>1656 IRC. irc.anonops.com irc.anonops.su anonops.ircdrama.us port 6697, ssl channel #/f/ugees
Also pretty sure gunship/commie still has one of my email addresses
>>1663 >IRC OK, thanks. I can probably find a cafe or something somewhere. But I'll probably just try gunship's advice and just email you if you don't mind. >>1664
>>1665 mmk. IDK why you hate IRC though, it's nice.
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Have some literature, who knows how hard they'll be to find in the coming days. >>1662 >I don't even... He's a typical tranny. Very online, plays video games all day, probably addicted to pornography and psych meds. >protect myself from this guy I mean, he's pretty well known within the alt-DNS world. Quite the many people use his services, so it's not like he's going to single out you in particular. His infrastructure is logless (we have to take his word for it, as we would with anyone else), so he's not likely to even know what you're doing. I'd sooner trust him than some DNS company with the resources to run automated queries of requests against a database of suspect words/domains. >>1665 Hospitals and medical centers have free wifi, and are your best friend. Much less restrictive than McDonalds and the like.
>>1667 >I'd sooner trust him than some DNS company with the resources to run automated queries of requests against a database of suspect words/domains. OK, that's a fair point. >Hospitals and medical centers have free wifi, and are your best friend. I hadn't actually thought of that yet, thanks. >saved
>>1666 Oh I don't really. Over the past 2 or 3 years since I weaned myself from Wangblows I'm pretty comfortable now w/ a CLI (in fact I use it constantly now, more or less). It's just the kind of anti-anonymity stance that seems prevalent in that world I don't like; >"Tor is abusive! Bad, bad, bad!11" Actually IBs are far more likely to be abused by Tor users IMHO, yet here we are. I don't think I've ever communicated to you guys here w/o it.
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>>1669 I mean, you could also just get a VPN.
>>1670 I don't really feel qualified to figure out which ones don't glow like a 1'000 suns, or even how to get started figuring that out. This whole are seems so complex it's pretty intimidating.
>>1671 Basic Info: https://www.privacytools.io/providers/vpn/ Technical Comparison: https://www.safetydetectives.com/best-vpns/#detailed-vpn-comparison I trust Mullvad, and have never heard any suspicious news to make me think otherwise. I would not use a VPN to discuss a terrorist plot. But to shitpost on an imageboard, where my personal content is not necessarily suspect but the site as a whole might be, sure.
>>1672 >Mullvad Good taste. Also my VPN of choice. It's a shame that since the pandemic started they restricted the currencies they'll accept by snail mail. Anyone trying to pay them by snail mail, make sure you don't use a color laser printer to print your payment code since that leaves behind identifying dot patterns. https://www.eff.org/issues/printers
>>1672 >>1673 Alright, thanks guys. I'll probably look into it more closely once I move back West again.
>>1671 >I don't really feel qualified to figure out which ones don't glow like a 1'000 suns, or even how to get started figuring that out. It's actually very simple, do they accept anon payments like crypto? >y No problem >n They glow in the dark. (because they can with you not paying anon) Yes. It's really that easy.
>>1675 OK, that makes sense. I'm guessing a place like Torrenfreak might keep some kind of list going? Actually, I'm a little overwhelmed with everything else on my plate atm, but I'll start looking into this before long. It's obviously going to be needed even moreso. Thanks for the advice everyone.
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>>1676 >Torrenfreak Avoid every mainstream website when it comes to security recommendations (or honestly, anything). You're going to get sponsored recommendations for spooky garbage like PIA, NordVPN, and ProtonMail. If you're aware of how corrupt game journalism is, just apply that thought to every other branch of journalism and avoid it. Your best recommendations are going to come from like plaintext Neocities sites, pastebins, and random spreadsheets.
>>1677 >just apply that thought to every other branch of journalism and avoid it. Good point. I pretty much am avoiding it overall, don't do social media, etc. For some dumb reason I didn't think of them as mainstream but I guess it makes sense they kind of are. Regardless, I already have your recommendations on the matter when I'm ready for it.
>>1655 >Good morning, I hate homosexuals. Well, you're about to get a fresh dose of hatred today when you check the news on Biden appointees.
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>>1679 No, actually that's fantastic and expected (also, all eleven of Biden's top cabinet picks are jews, who could have seen that coming). Dealing with faggots in my personal life is always unpleasant, with the small consolation of knowing that they're at least deeply miserable people and likely GRIDs infested. But outside of my personal interactions, at the political level, it's wonderful and should be encouraged. We have long since passed the point where meaningful change can be brought about through voting, and certainly lone wolf attacks on the system are utterly powerless to stop it. But the system's momentum can be used against itself. 'Multiculturalism' and homosexuality have never bettered a society. There is no end goal for leftists in the realm of social policy; activism is both the means and the ends for them, because they are only interested in the virtue of it all. There is no 'once we have this many gays, society will look like this', only 'we need more gays because I have accomplished nothing with my life and this cause makes me feel better about myself.' So it will continue, and even more niche 'identities' will be championed. But for too long we have been in this transitory period where everything was acceptable to most people. "Sure, more gays, I don't see why not." The sooner we get to the end however, the sooner it all collapses. And we're starting to see that already. The past two GLAAD surveys have found, for the first time since the surveys began, that acceptance of faggots among 18-35 year olds is on a steep decline; from something like 65% in 2016 to 45% this year. And this is of course the demographic that they were pushing to be the 'most tolerant', one can only imagine what those numbers are like among older people. The largest hit to acceptance is coming from young women, and trannies are at the forefront of that issue. Women are seeing competitive sports as impossible when having to compete with men. They're having to share bathrooms and women's shelters with porn addicted men. They're having to wait for gynecological appointments behind men who want a pap smear for 'validation.' They've been reduced to 'uterus havers' in casual conversation among the woke. Talk of a slippery slope has fallen on deaf ears for a populace that is quick to regurgitate "No, no The News said..." and "But the experts say...". To bring about change, it is important to encourage this social momentum and polarization until social malaise comes to a head. And it is in the ensuing chaos and economic disaster that the weak and stupid will suffer the most. The average STEM graduate that can't even order pizza without social anxiety isn't going to take the reins of a failing populace. They wouldn't even know what to do if their parents died, much less society as a whole. Most people are already dead anyway; shambling around fulfilling basic needs of income and amusement without an independent thought to be had so long as it might go against the prevailing narrative. The sooner we find a catalyst to shove these cadavers out of the way into pre-dug graves, the sooner those remaining can focus on what needs to be done.
>>1680 >GLAAD I had no idea of them. So basically something like the ADL for the Jews. Is there a SPLC & government palm-greasing equivalents as well for them? >They've been reduced to 'uterus havers' in casual conversation among the woke. >uterus havers Top kek. Robowaifu fans and other, more 'legitimate' promoters of home sapiens sapiens ectogenesis will erode that natural powerbase even further if possible. I'm curious how these women feel about birth-surrogacy mothers. I know they actively promote Thot-dom as a 'legitimate' employment field for stronk, independynts. Honestly, while the thought of complete societal collapse fills me with some degree of malaise, I'm slowly beginning to realize this may be the way God means to redeem what can be out of this huge degenerate mess. Certainly at this stage man himself can't IMO. I'm just very sad at seeing the collapse of the entire Western Tradition come to be as a result. Unironically sad tbh.
>>1681 >Is there a SPLC & government palm-greasing equivalents as well for them? The US as a whole is basically that on the world's stage. We show up in the Middle East ostensibly to remove a dictator and find that even their women are wiling to die resisting the 'democracy' we bring to them. 'Western values' have a very different meaning outside the West. >Unironically sad tbh. It's easier if you realize that it's already been dead for a very long time and is just shambling around aimlessly at this point. Suppose for a moment that you personally saved the West through whatever means you'd prefer. What did you inherit? Obesity, hedonism, emasculated men, promiscuous women, emotionally stunted manchildren that have spent their lives in front of a screen, consumers who couldn't meaningfully contribute to society if they tried. Keeping things alive today is about as enjoyable as watching grandma vegetate in a nursing home. Nobody wakes up eager to see what new projects the community is working on, what problems have been resolved. No one is looking at their streets thinking "remember back when these were full of potholes?" They wake up each morning and see things that are slightly worse than yesterday, except some celebrity is announcing that they're actually a woman on Twitter. Western Tradition doesn't just disappear though. It's no coincidence that thousands of years after Rome, on a totally separate continent, another Senate sits on another Capitol Hill. Arguably discipline would have a resurgence among a population that doesn't vomit at the thought of waking up before 1100.
I just had a harrowing thought. This whole "move out of the city" meme the right is pushing could be the work of bad actors. No, really, think about it. What is the main argument being used for pushing this? Of course, it is the collapse of regular life in the cities. Now, what makes rural life so desireable in this day and age? Their detachment from the problems in the cities. However, all of these people moving into previously culturally self-contained rural areas are only bringing their problems with them. Their crime, their "woke" culture, and, ultimately, their problems. Nobody changes purely by moving from point A to paint B, and these poisoned city dwellers are accomplishing nothing more than moving their respective bases of virtue-signalling, stirring previously homogenous pots, and raising property taxes. Yeah, let's talk about property taxes. In most towns, these are calculated from average income (there are other factors of course, but this is the most important). Many of the people moving out of the cities are significantly wealthier than the people who lived out in the sticks their whole lives (and, as is often the case, for some generations beforehand). This, in turn, raises the average income for town residents, which sends property taxes skyrocketing. What does this do? Well, now your average John is finding himself paying upwards of $500 dollars more than the past year. In some areas, like most of the fucking towns in the state I live in, it can be even more. For lower-middle-class and working-class people (the primary demographic for rural areas), even this much can be the difference between fiscal stability and uncertainty. This is especially true in the current economic wasteland that is the USA, where it's now more difficult for many people to stay afloat. Exacerbating the problem is the fact that these city people will bring their city goods, with city prices, and (in some cases) crush the local competition for the simple fact that they have a larger savings buffer. But wait, it gets worse! More enterprising rural locals with a lot of land will seek to subdivide it and sell the respective lots. This, in turn, will encourage more wealthy people to develop and move there (because only the wealthy will be able to afford it), which will raise the property taxes even more. Now the locals will find themselves looking back fondly on the days where their yearly taxes were only raised by ~$500. Even those who can stay afloat will find themselves having to cut more corners than ever just to be allowed to live in their own homes. The rural middle and working classes are being hollowed out as wek speak. Some of them might get angry enough to make sure that the last thing these transplants hear is the plucky strings of a banjo, but the end-result is the same. All of that isn't even getting into the insuing culture war. What happens when you mix upper-middle-class and rich city culture with homogenous rural culture? Well, we're only just now starting to find out the details, but I'll give you all a spoiler alert: there will be a net decrease in trust throughout the community. When every community in the US finds itself more divided than ever, only the usual suspects will come out on top.
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>>1683 I agree with the general sentiment, but don't think it's the work of bad actors; at least not state actors. A lot of the movement is just due to sheer necessity. CA for example is hurting tremendously from emigration. You walk into Pizza Hut and there's an honest to God plaque on the front desk that says "due to the rising cost of doing business in California, there will be a 15% surcharge." Naive leftists thought corporations would just roll over for their batshit economic policies, because their ideology exists in coddled academia and is absolutely worthless off paper. But of course, they're not, and many are outright leaving the state altogether, and those that remain are passing the expense on to the customer, like we fucking told them they would. Even fast food places are leaving. Rising costs are forcing so many people to flee the state that we're actually going to be losing a congressional seat. In this case, it's not so much disillusioned people on the right fleeing, it's just literally everyone. I agree that a lot of it is a disaster waiting to happen, but in a good way as far as accelerationism is concerned. The absolute far right can still fuck off to the woods perfectly well, because all of these city people are moving to small towns and not Nowhere. That property in the middle of Nowhere, Wyoming, twenty miles from the nearest road, isn't going up in price, because no one is moving there. Milquetoast conservatives aren't extreme enough for Nowhere, so they're just moving to small towns, where the problems will form. You and I can still happily go full Atomwaffen in the woods somewhere for the foreseeable future. But getting to that first point, these 'problems' are a blessing. So long as we continue to wallow in this gradual decline where things are shit but people can still find ways to ignore it, nothing is going to get done. Every day will just be a bit worse than the last, and the idiots on the right will hope the next rigged election offers a candidate to help them. But if we can instead get this over with and bring things to the conclusion they're heading for, we can quickly get on with that catharsis, and things can start picking up again. Rural conflicts should be encouraged, naive leftists that leave liberal hellholes and then vote for the policies that led to them are a good thing. The faster things get worse, the sooner they can get better. Otherwise we're still going to be sitting here in twenty years with nothing to show, other than pronouns on our drivers' licenses.
>>1683 Rural economies have been distorted pretty much everywhere because of this. Bill Gates bought 240,000 acres of farmland. Kanye West bought a shit ton of land in Wyoming. Cityfags, chinks and kikes are going all in. It's easy, they print bullshit money and buy land on the cheap. The only solution is going to be to kill these fucks, but nobody wants to be first to do it.
>>1685 >but nobody wants to be first to do it. What would they accomplish? We've seen so many lone wolf attacks that, even when well done, do absolutely nothing to change the system as a whole. Breivik, Tarrant, Manson: nothing changed. You would need to either wake up a ton of people to join you, or inspire them to follow you. And neither is realistic.
A NEW RULE HAS BEEN ADDED. I ADVISE EVERYONE TO CHECK THE RULES PAGE AND POST ALL QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS HERE OR IN THE META THREAD. https://anon.cafe/f/rules.html "Fedposting is strictly prohibited, and is bannable on the first offence. This board interprets fedposting as any post which makes a credible call to violence, to any person, or property, public or private. The line of credibility and the scope of what constitutes violence is up to the discretion of /f/ moderation." >>1685 The last line of your post constitutes a violation of this rule. I will impose no moderation upon you for now, as your post was made before the rule. Trying to stir up violence is pointless and counterproductive. If you just want to talk about what the usual suspects are doing or the state of society, then by all means go ahead. >>1684 Even if the state isn't entirely behind this, there's a clear connection to be made between their goals and the current game of real-estate musical chairs. Also, I would argue that the middle of nowhere isn't quite as safe as you might think. I have personally witnessed many cases of people buying up previously abandoned lots well over half an hour out of any town with a store. Undeveloped lots may be safe for a while yet, as those require costly development, and (in most cases) even more costly steps must be taken to ensure that the developments line up with local regulations. I've never really been much for accelerationism, honestly. On one hand, I can plainly see that society is currently on a sharp decline, and that we don't have much hope of anything getting better until we've reached such a point that there's no option left but to rebuild. On the other hand, I see no merit in accelerating the process. There will be great suffering no matter what, and speeding everything up will accomplish little more than causing more confusion and potentially escalating the postential for violence. Furthermore, I believe that people, by and large, are capable of change. However, they require time to change, not just an epiphany. Trump, for all his faults, managed to slow down the plans of the elite, and many more people are awakening to the ills of the world as a result.
I added another rule touching on suspicious links. I had this rule back on 8chan and Julay, but forgot to add it here. Nothing will change as a result of its inclusion, since I've been enforcing it from the beginning. I just want to make sure everyone is aware and on the same page. "Any and all suspicious links will be deleted, and repeat offendors may be banned. The interpretation of what consititutes a suspicious link will be determined by /f/ moderation. If you post a link, please clearly state what the link is pointing to."
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>>1687 >Fedposting is strictly prohibited I can't believe it, this is just like the holocaust. >there's a clear connection to be made between their goals and the current game of real-estate musical chairs. Agreed, but usually the state wants to lower property values. A common tactic in Europe is to import a ton of niggers to a region so the property value plummets, and then the state (and China) get to swoop in and buy the place out for pennies. >Undeveloped lots may be safe for a while yet Yes, that's where I'm headed. Maybe it won't be so nice in sixty years, but it'll do for my lifetime. >On the other hand, I see no merit in accelerating the process. The way I see it, there's two outcomes. In the first, nothing is accelerated and we continue this decline for many many years. People are born and live complete lives under this miserable system because the process takes forever. Eventually, the decline weakens the state to such a point that it is vulnerable to external influence, as in Rome, Weimar, Russia, and the USSR. This could take a hundred years. In the second, things are accelerated, problems manifest more quickly, social polarization rapidly continues. Balkanization is a very possible outcome of this, where more levelheaded states (imagine Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota) isolate themselves. Either through nonenforcement or through an outright secession attempt. Civil War is certainly another, but much further down the road from where we're at now. It's impossible to say what catastrophe will occur at the climax, but whatever it may be will separate the wheat from the chaff. The weak will either perish or submit to those that overcame. >Trump, for all his faults, managed to slow down the plans of the elite He sure did, but to what end? Four years of a slower decline, still no progress. We can't just decline forever, that's no way to live. And either way, the left will ensure that 2016 never happens again, as they did in November.
>>1687 >Furthermore, I believe that people, by and large, are capable of change. However, they require time to change, not just an epiphany. This. Both my instincts and my hope lead me to feel this. While I'm not married yet so I don't have my own family to be concerned about, yet I still have ties of concern for my family I grew up with, and a few friends. I don't want to see them perish in the inevitable conflagration that seems imminent over the entire West at this point. >I liked that pic enough to go dig up the artist. have another. >>1689 >that graph So, I'm wondering if the Founding Fathers made any legal provision for ousting an obvious illegitimate winner during a Presidential election? Mind you, I know the law today in the US means absolutely nothing under the rule of Bolshevik usurperslittle today, but I'm just curious, if you know. >where more levelheaded states I know some people who seem to put a lot of merit to a Texas succession. What do you think?
>>1689 >usually the state wants to lower property values Not necessarily. Keep in mind that most of the imported niggers will end up on welfare programs that'll pay them to exist in places where they normally couldn't. In fact, this makes raising property taxes even more desireable to the state, since it keeps their wealth down, thereby giving them more reasons to commit crimes. The way I see it is this: A rich nigger is prone to commiting violent crimes because it is his nature. A poor nigger will commit violent crimes because it is his nature, and because his environment is conductive to it. There are, naturally, exceptions to this rule, but such exceptions exist as statistical outliers. >this could take a hundred years I severely doubt it. The state we now find ourselves in is primarly the work of a very specific group of people. Said people are now extremely old, and will have to pass down their vast fortunes and reigns of control to their successors, of whom we know virtually nothing about. These newcomers, who we will likely see within the next decade, may not be able to handle the situation as well. One specific example which comes to mind is one of the Rothschild daughters (forget her name) who goes gallavanting around dating random niggers on the street. This shows a clear lack of any ability by the elite (or, at the very least, the Rothschilds specifically) to control their spawn. I predict mass chaos in the wake of the death of the old guard. >balkanization I think this would be the best outcome, and an aim of peaceful balkanization would be the only instance where I support the doctrine of accelerationism. >seperate the wheat from the chaff I keep hearing this meme, but I see nothing to support it. The "wheat", for the definition the right ascribes to the word, is going to die on the front lines in the event of violent conflict. Meanwhile, the "chaff", for a definition of aforementioned ascribance, is by and large going to distance themselves from the conflict and focus on figuring out how to survive independantly of the state. >We can't just decline forever, that's no way to live In this, I wholly agree with you. However, I believe that hope for rebuilding will come from smaller communities and individuals rather than any great uprising. >>1690 >ties of concern for my family I'm right there with you. I don't have any family of my own either and at this point, I probably never will, but I'm concerned for my parents and sibilings, and their families. I know that they'll do their best to make it through whatever comes next, but any potential for tragedy is too much. >legal provisions Kind of? I know that there's a provision in the constitution that allows congress to throw out the electoral vote, and hold a second vote where each state gets only one ballot. That path, however, is no longer possible. >Texas succession I think that the Texas meme is way overblown. They're no more extreme than other states, and I'd argue that they're less extreme in many measures. I believe that the states most likely to succeed are those that have strong identities outside of the US. This would include Hawaii, Alaska, the southern-most former Confederate States (yes, this includes Texas. I doubt they'll be the instigator though), Florida (may or may not involve themselves with former CSA states) and Vermont. Other states may instigate their own movements, but I severely doubt they will be split before anyone else.
>>1689 I think "holodomor 2.0 - but everyone this time" is next. Everything is set. Media is a fraud, censorship is rampant, judicial system is captured, and voting does nothing. It'll probably start with gun grabs, then a false flag leading to a war with Iran, with either nukes or a deadlier virus as the coup de grace to kill off the 7 billion "surplus" so the "500 million" of the Georgia Guidestones can "inherit the earth." The historical precedents are clear. It's not getting better from here.
>>1692 >kill off the 7 billion "surplus" so the "500 million" of the Georgia Guidestones can "inherit the earth." I don't rank that as being very likely. Any event cataclysmic enough to cause that much death will be far too unpredictable and uncontrollable to ensure the "500 million" would survive. The top Juden want a massive slave force spanning the entire Earth, and a smaller population would be more difficult to control, as they'd be more spread out and independant as a result. The Georgia Guidestones are just Masonic virtue-signalling. The Masons, whilst more powerful than your average Joe, are ultimately useful idiots who now serve little other purpose than acting as direct puppets of the elite. The only difference between the average Mason and everyone else is that Masons are more well-studied in Hermeticism, and they still use old-fashioned means of connecting with eachother.
Since we're obviously headed for war now, I wonder what it will come to be known as?
>>1693 I think you're underestimating how much the jews hate us. Before the redpill, I spent entire years not even giving them a moment's thought. Even now I'll go days or weeks without thinking about them as long as their machinations don't directly affect my life. Conversely, they're raised to habitually think about us and ritually hate us from the earliest ages. Their entire lives revolve around us, because without us they wouldn't be able to survive. I'd be entirely unsurprised if ultimately they just killed everyone, including themselves, purely out of spite. Look at how graceless they are even in "victory" with Biden. A totally worthless and hateful people. >>1694 World War Gay. It's going to be entirely fake, gay and lame, in pretty much every way. They'll kill more with opioids, get more kids to turn gay or tranny, make whites have fewer kids, entrench and entrench, lock down more, economic warfare, suicides, homelessness, all the while pearl clutchers in the "middle" virtue signal while the nation dies and the suicidal psychopaths gloat that they're bringing us all down with them. More false flags, red flags, fag flags, coffin flags. Meanwhile the media will lie, politics will be entirely fraudulent, education will be brainwashing, and censorship will increase in proportion to how fucked up things are in reality. The ritual humiliations will continue, and everyone will have to suck it up because whites can't be bothered to band together.
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>>1690 >Both my instincts and my hope lead me to feel this. This is the naivety that will see you used and killed. The mantra of people being inherently good is the foundation of today's egalitarian leftism. The left cannot fathom that not everyone is good and wonderful, and so anyone opposed to this or that group of people must be evil. Their misplaced trust allows them to believe in socialism; that the authoritarian government they help install will happily provide for them and always have their best interests at heart. That the common folk will happily work for the state and never seek to subvert it for their own interests. It is a misguided worldview for people who have never had any significant interaction with the world at large. People rarely change independently, and that goes for both the left and the right, because most people are genuinely idiots. For every leftist that fell for the ideological ramblings of a sheltered and unmarried college professor, there is a kid on the right who identifies with nazis because of memes he saw on Discord. The people of Weimar Germany didn't run to National Socialism because they all decided to read political theory; they did so because Hitler was a very fine orator. He could have very well been a communist, and the outcome would have been very different. To value people's proclivity for 'change' is to see them turn against you when swayed by the next leftish orator. >legal provision Democracy is a scam that only works when you have strong representatives that fight for the sound direction of the country. Anything less and you battle between tyranny of the masses and tyranny of the few. You cannot protect a democracy against subversion, because all you will ever have to do is convince the majority of something. >Texas Texas is a borderline purple state, it's not going anywhere. The ones most likely to secede are the ones that don't need the rest of the country and are already culturally isolated from it, like Montana. Texas is a heartland state with transplants from all over the country. Retarded MAGA types like to envision Texas as this bastion of conservatism, not realizing that growing cities and unchecked immigration will see it voting blue within a decade. It is basically California of the 70's/80's. >>1691 >These newcomers, who we will likely see within the next decade, may not be able to handle the situation as well. It's possible, but we've arguably been going down the same path with little interruption since the 20's. More people notice it today because it is (thankfully) accelerating beyond what is comfortable to most people. A man born in the 80's would think nothing of desegregation, but we've gone from gay marriage to transvestism in barely five years. It's a trend that's not going to disappear until the System goes with it. >The "chaff", for a definition of aforementioned ascribance, is by and large going to distance themselves from the conflict It depends on the type of conflict. They're not going to be happily sitting at home in their cities when food and supplies are no longer trucked in from the Midwest. Your typical soyboy is going to struggle for necessities that he isn't directly given or can't access with cash. Preppers will be fine, people that participate in the fighting will be fine. And when all is said and done, it will be those that did the fighting that decide the future of whatever remains. Assuming the state collapses for us to get to this point, the fighting will be done by militia groups rather than organized armies. These groups will all have the strength and zealousness to pursue political action after the conflict, and they're not going to let some sheltered college kid with a hairstyle resembling macaroni and cheese rise to power in their place. If it all just comes down to balkanization though, no one's really going to die at all. >rebuilding will come from smaller communities and individuals rather than any great uprising There won't be any great uprising, but you need to get the state out of the way for small groups to form. Turning its momentum against itself is the only realistic goal. >>1695 >World War Gay. You get it.
>>1696 >This is the naivety that will see you used and killed Admittedly, I'm naive in many ways, but I don't think I'm fooling myself that my loved ones are 'inherently good'. It's quite the opposite in fact, and for all humanity, not just my little sphere. We're all fallen and inherently evil b/c our father Adam. Without the sacrifice and rescue operation of the second Adam, we'd all be doomed to the fiery pit, and well-deserved as well. No, my 'naivety' is the solid belief based on my own experience that people can change. Most adults won't ofc, but the ones who do are worth more than all the rest combined. >killed While not a welcome outcome, it's plainly a possibility. Treachery is always a present threat for anyone resisting the status quo. But after all a high price may have to be paid for things of high value. Even Jesus Christ had to lay down his life for his sheep (aka precious treasures of inestimable value).
>>1696 >You cannot protect a democracy against subversion, because all you will ever have to do is convince the majority of something. Or convince a minority of something and then protect them/it from criticism or discussion. I kinda skimmed a lot of the posts but I see mentions of this place going down? Which is sad as I only just found it. Also I can't remember what my old tripcode was.
>>1698 The cafe isn't going down (yet, at least). We were talking about backup measures in case this site does go down.
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>>1698 >Mr+X Please don't do this to me. >but I see mentions of this place going down A likely possibility in the coming months, especially if this place sees so much as a passing glance from a 'journalist.' But for now the cafe just doesn't see enough attention from anyone. I doubt the cafe will go first though, I would begin to worry only when you see another board in the webring go down.
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Sharing this, the /robowaifu/ here might enjoy it: https://15.ai/ (currently down for maintenance). It's another AI project circling the AI Dungeon threads. Rather than text, it generates voice. There's a sample of what it can do at the bottom of https://guide.aidg.club/ . Probably not as fun as AI Dungeon itself, but might be pretty neat for something.
>>1701 Kek. Pass, but I'm sure some others might like it. TBH it's sounds suspiciously close to a synthesis of Tara Strong's voice. She voiced the main character Twilight Sparkle in the cult-inducing show MLP:FiM. A bunch of the ponys just couldn't bear to see the show end and 2 or 3 of them were smart enough and motivated enough to begin using various AI/DL/ML tech to generate voices for most of the characters, based primarily off papers from the TacoTron1/2 projects. We even have a couple of them reach out to us to help them Make Anime Real™. I shudder to think of the possibilities tbh. So anyway back to the point. Makes me wonder if this group isn't using Twilicorn in a flat-out brazen hijacking op to play the raunchy VA?
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>>1702 >synthesis of Tara Strong's voice I'm under the impression you can make the voice sound like anything you want (I can't be sure, since it's been down since I first discovered it). The guide on that .club has some information that almost seems too detailed for anything I'd want to spend time on. Unless they decide to integrate it with AI Dungeon itself, it probably has limited appeal outside of people who really want to hear their waifu begging to suck their dick.
>>1703 AFAICT (I'm certainly no expert) the underlying characteristics of the actual voice comes through pretty well (that being a fundamental goal of the project ofc). The better the system, the better this happens. BTW, here are a couple of examples from the pony's work. http://bhlnasxdkbaoxf4gtpbhavref7l2j3bwooes77hqcacxztkindztzrad.onion/robowaifu/res/2823.html#8132
Hmm, seems like v3 is down again. Another attack going on atm?
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>>1705 It is, apparently.
Christ I haven't been here for months. I need to lurk/catch up here before the internet becomes even shitter and bans cafe. Nice to see that you fags are still here.
Top. Fucking. Kek. https://www.rt.com/usa/513819-gamestop-stock-trading-wall-street/ I never really thought I'd say, this but Reddit is now officially based.
>>1708 If you're not using full disk encryption, a VPN, and have cut ties with Big Tech and most online accounts, now is the time to do it. >>1710 I was really surprised at that. I've heard of the sub before, but assumed it was just memes or something. I got in kind of late on GME, but still made a couple thousand, so I'm content. It looks like it's going to keep going, but I don't really trust Reddit enough to hold onto it, especially since Wall Street is going to pull out all the stops to save their asses.
>>1706 Confirmed. It was (once again) consensus being missed 3 times in a row, and v3 onions going down as a result. The vector this time was slightly different however, with the overload of directory traffic coming from exits. AFAICT, the patch that was crafted 2 weeks ago in response to the last event is still in testing, and should be making it's way soon into v3 clients and services. It seems likely that the same fundamental issue was happening in both cases, basically a live-consensus timeout due to the traffic hit. The functional patch is simply to use a "reasonably live" consensus instead which obviates the issue. >>1711 >now is the time to do it. Thanks for the advice Anon. So, my main concern atm is the fact I have two Android devices in my bedroom. One (the phone) I generally keep powered down and inside a case. The other is a much older version which I use more or less constantly for playing music, audiobooks, etc. Otherwise I don't use social media now, I still have a gmail account which is pretty much my work contact.
>>1711 >especially since Wall Street is going to pull out all the stops to save their asses. Well, not just Wall St. Anon, looks like the whole gang will get in on the action to stop this terrible thing didn't take them too long actually.. > WTF, Reddit? Why so many evil White Nadzees?
>>1696 >The cafe isn't going down Okay, I only knew of the irc which was always empty. It wasn't until I was cleaning out bookmarks that I found Lance's faq with a link to here. >>1700 >Mr+X >Please don't do this to me. Sorry, my first post's trip didn't look right so I tried a different one, but I am sure that one was very wrong (I'm not X *laughs*) so will go back to the first one. I guess it's a sign of the times but this place is very /pol/ so I will probably not post much, not that I did. Anywho, happy to see you're all alive and well.
>>1713 Kek. Looks like Bolshevik-in-Chief will be making a statement soon about dem Evil Nahdzees Trading Places with the rightful owners of all that loot. > >>1714 >very wrong Actually, the salt algorithm on Lynxchan boards is entirely different, not your fault. Blame the Jewish Tranny-wannabe Stephen Lynx who wrote this steaming pile.
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They can't keep getting away with it!
>>1712 >I have two Android devices in my bedroom It just depends on what you're doing with them. Physically owning a phone isn't a problem (I keep one in a shoebox in the closet and use it as a hotspot). If you carry it with you, it will log your locations and activities. If it's within speaking distance, it can listen to your conversations. If you do things on the phone itself; send emails, browse websites, etc, it monitors everything. If you keep this in mind, you can tailor your usage accordingly. >>1713 My only concern is that this may end the golden era of free trading. As recent as 2009, people were debating whether $4.99 per trade was a good deal, and now just about every brokerage is free. But one thing they can do to prevent this issue from recurring is to raise the trade price on high volume stocks. If the trade fee on GME had steadily risen to $200, no one would be buying it, and this situation wouldn't have developed. >>1714 >but this place is very /pol/ No more or less than ever, we just don't discuss TiTS at all these days, so everyone is free to blogpost. We've also picked up some new anons over the years of that sentiment. Not really a fan of the pointless rage bait that /pol/ has become though, and I would argue that /f/'s political topics resemble /fascist/ more. Unlike /pol/, you can say just about anything, and the worse you'll hear is "No, I disagree." I wish we would spend more time sharing family recipes, but so it goes. >>1716 I love it. First they show everyone that elections are shams. Now people get to see how much of a sham Wall St is, and how it is rigged in favor of the elite. What a week for accelerationism.
Stonks.
Just scored a pair of Sanyo eneloop AA's in a busted logitech wireless keyboard someone gave me.
>>1714 Two people in the IRC channel atm. >very /pol/ so I will probably not post much, not that I did. Anywho, happy to see you're all alive and well. I also think it has gotten more /pol/ recently (especially since a couple new people materialised). Not a huge fan of that, but I still pop in now and then anyway since it's not exclusively that.
>>1713 Link to the real page; I don't think that article actually exists on vice. Nor an author named seth goldberg.
>>1703 >>1702 The funniest one so far has been synthesized Heavy from Team Fortress 2. BTW, had a miniature Quake (1; netquake version) LAN party with two friends last week. It was really fun.
>>1720 I don't know if you glance at the Boards listing much, but anon.cafe is basically /pol/, the imageboard. /f/ is the third (and sometimes second) largest board, eclipsed only by /fascist/. It makes sense that pretty much every new person we get from here will be from there. I have nothing against other perspectives though, and some of my best conversations have been with die hard Marxists (who are basically /pol/ of a different economic mindset). As long as they're not literal neolibs, you're welcome to bring in new people and balance things out a bit. >>1721 It's not real, Goldberg was the giveaway.
>>1685 Yikes. >>1687 Welp, I guess it'll be business as usual for me since I don't do that kind of stuff (though I do love a good dead baby joke). >I've never really been much for accelerationism, honestly. That's good, IMO, although I honestly see where "accelerationists" are coming from. Even ones I mostly disagree with politically. It's sort of the Malcolm X deal; people who feel either that they personally or else society as a whole are in bad situations think a clean break would be for the best, and that their experiences leading to that point have evidenced that just waiting isn't going to work. I don't necessarily agree with that (and certainly not with Malcolm X) but I understand where the feeling comes from and identify somewhat with it. As a (soft-)pacifist at heart, though, that takes priority for me. >Furthermore, I believe that people, by and large, are capable of change. However, they require time to change, not just an epiphany. Yeah, pretty much. Unfortunately they don't always change for the better, though. >>1684 >In this case, it's not so much disillusioned people on the right fleeing, it's just literally everyone. I blame the legislation, but also tech companies in some parts of the state. They have too much power and their employees too much money to throw around, so much so that they muscle out existing communities. >>1673 I remember the FBI used something like that to trace where some old leaked confidential documents (maybe the pentagon papers?) were scanned from, too. Is the payment code such that I could type it out on a typewriter? New chinesium laptop battery came in for my X201 tablet; it actually works this time around. Old gamestop-related post since it's semi-topical right now. >>1677 I actually have that picture saved on my HDD, too. Not that it means much with so many images.
>>1701 >israel I can't stand Israel either. Feels like only people with their heads buried in the sand like it.
>>1680 >'Multiculturalism'… (has) never bettered a society. You played Monster Girl Quest, though, right?
>>1724 >a clean break It's not so much about a clean break, though that is partially the outcome. It's more about acknowledging that an individual cannot take on the State, and the State will never allow a large enough group to form that could oppose it. But if the State is pushing a ruinous agenda by itself, then furthering that to its natural conclusion is a weapon of its own. >but also tech companies In the northern part of the state, absolutely. SoCal doesn't resemble the Bay Area at all though. Honestly, a lot of the issue is just the psychology of the people that live here. Credit cards, financing new cars, expensive apartments, conveniences at monthly costs. If you live like an actual human being though, you're pretty much insulated from most of the rising costs. >Is the payment code such that I could type it out on a typewriter? Yes, it's just a handful of digits. Mullvad doesn't use a username/password system, just the payment code. >>1726 I know you're joking, but surely you realize that people opposed to multiculturalism don't dislike it just because some people look differently than others. Blacks could have blond hair and blue eyes, or be monstergirls, but if they were still a recognizable group of people bringing all of the problems that they cause, they would see the same opposition. You hardly hear any complaints about the Korean immigrants for example. They show up, try to learn the language, hold respectable positions and act decently in public. People love to blame economics for blacks' problems, but we have had starving Koreans and Vietnamese refugees arrive by boat while feeling a war that have made more of a life for themselves than blacks that have been free for generations, living in communities of their own people. The same people that want to tell you that Africa is in shambles because white colonial powers divided the continent without respect for natural cultural or ethnic divisions will tell you that diversity is our greatest strength.
>>1724 >that post Kek. That must have been a Golden Era.
>>1727 Genotype + Environment = Phenotype Libcucks ignore Genotype "wE'rE aLl dA sAmE." Cuckservatives ignore Environment "jUsT bOoTsTrApS lOl" National Socialists understand the equation. As an aside, Gunship, you're a goddamn treasure.
>>1729 >Gunship, you're a goddamn treasure. I'd like to thank my waifu and Soilwork for my tremendous success as a schizophrenic psychopath in the woods.
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Built GIMP 3 (2.99.4) from source code today just to see what to expect from the GTK+3 port, and lo and behold it's a downgrade. first image is GIMP 2.10, second image is 2.99.4 (basically a 3.0 release candidate)
>>1731 No way to get the "dark" look back, either, unless your GTK+3 theme supports it. In GTK2 it's essentially a built-in skin variant.
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>>1731 Everything gets worse with time. That's why I'm still sitting here with OpenBSD, ksh, xterm, cwm, and Links.
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>>1734 I also use ksh93, xterm, and I use fvwm (which is older than cwm). Anyway, mostly made a CSS theme for it. Now back to 2.10 until it's no longer viable. /* GIMP 3 theme css file, put in (gimp profile)/themes/your_theme_name_here/gimp.css */ * { background-color: #454545; color: #d0d0d0; border-color: #303030; -gtk-icon-style: symbolic; -GimpDockWindow-default-height: 300; -GimpMenuDock-minimal-width: 200; -GimpDockWindow-menu-preview-size: button; -GimpToolPalette-tool-icon-size: small-toolbar; -GimpToolPalette-button-relief: none; -GimpDockbook-tab-icon-size: button; -GimpColorNotebook-tab-icon-size: button; -GimpDeviceEditor-handle-size: 12; -GimpDockable-content-border: 2; -GimpEditor-content-spacing: 2; -GimpEditor-button-spacing: 2; -GimpEditor-button-icon-size: menu; -GimpDataEditor-minimal-height: 96; -GtkDialog-content-area-border: 0; -GtkDialog-button-spacing: 6; -GtkDialog-action-area-border: 12; -GimpUnitComboBox-appears-as-list: 0; } *:disabled { color: #808080; } overshoot.top, overshoot.bottom, overshoot.left, overshoot.right, overshoot, undershoot.top, undershoot.bottom, undershoot.left, undershoot.right { background: none; } menuitem, menuitem > label{ background-color: #484848; border-color: #484848; } menuitem:hover, menuitem:hover > label { background-color: #303030; border-color: #303030; } menu menuitem:hover, menu menuitem:hover > label { background: #303030; border-color: #303030; } button, button > label, button > box label, button > box image, button > image { background-color: #454545; border-color: #454545; } button:hover, button:hover > label, button:hover > box label, button:hover > box image, button:hover > image { background-color: #555555; border-color: #555555; } button:active, button:active > label, button:active > box label, button:active > box image, button:active > image { background-color: #1f1f1f; border-color: #151515; } spinbutton { border-color: #151515; background-color: #1f1f1f; } button:checked *, button:checked { background-color: #1f1f1f; border-color: #0a0a0a; } treeview { background-color: #303030; } treeview *:selected { background-color: #1f1f1f; } combobox * { background-color: #303030; border-color: #151515; } combobox:disabled * { background-color: #454545; border-color: #303030; } separator { background-image: none; } GimpToolDialog { -GtkDialog-action-area-border: 6; } GimpColorNotebook tab { padding: 0 0 0 0; } GimpDock GimpColorNotebook spinbutton, GimpDock GimpColorNotebook spinbutton entry, GimpDock GimpColorScales spinbutton, GimpDock GimpColorScales spinbutton entry { min-height: 0; } GimpColorSelection ColorselCmyk { padding: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } GimpColorHistory button { padding: 3px 3px 3px 3px; } #gimp-color-tag-box button { padding: 4px 6px 4px 6px; } tab GimpFgBgView { padding: 6px 6px 6px 6px; } GimpFgBgEditor:active { border-width: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } GimpDock { font-size: smaller; } GimpDock notebook tab { padding: 0 0 0 0; } GimpDock :not(toolbutton) > button, GimpOverlayDialog button, GimpToolDialog :not(headerbar) button, GimpTextStyleEditor button { padding: 0px 2px 0px 2px; } GimpToolDialog headerbar { min-height: 0; } GimpToolDialog headerbar button { padding: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } GimpDock frame { -GimpFrame-label-bold: 0; -GimpFrame-label-spacing: 2; } GimpDisplayShell grid > button { min-height: 0; min-width: 0; padding: 0 0 0 0; } GimpDisplayShell combobox entry { font-size: smaller; } GimpDisplayShell combobox button { font-size: smaller; } GimpDisplayShell progressbar text { font-size: larger; } GimpDisplayShell progressbar trough, GimpDisplayShell progressbar progress { min-height: 1em; } GimpFileDialog progressbar trough, GimpFileDialog progressbar progress { min-width: 1px; /* hack */ min-height: 1em; } GimpRuler { font-size: smaller; } spinbutton entry progress { background-color: @theme_selected_bg_color; border-width: 0px; border-radius: 3px; } entry.italic { font-style: italic; } .grid { /* why does this not work */ color: rgba (1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0); }
>>1735 >fvwm I've tried so many times to like it, particularly because it's the default for OpenBSD, but I just can't get into it. The workflow seems so opposite of mine (without heavy customization at least).
>>1736 IDK what the defaults are on OpenBSD, but it works nicely for me. Thomas Adam (main dev) is active on the fvwm IRC channel if you have questions the manual doesn't explain well.
Of course, FVWM 1.3 is a little different than FVWM3 (current version) but I think he might still know something.
I've fallen into the POTS/PSTN autism hole. How is there not a decent and simple landline/telephony system for linux? We used to take that functionality for granted in the windows 3.1 and 95 days. As an aside, why not have LTE cards that do data and telephony on a linux system, bypass phonefaggotry entirely? Also, have any of you guys had luck using symlinks or similar to pipe data from a tty to another interface to be usable by wine? Supposedly it's possible but it's always failed for me. It's very strange to me that these extremely basic functionalities have been entirely ignored.
>>1740 >It's very strange to me that these extremely basic functionalities have been entirely ignored. I'd say this is intentional. Quite apart from the Surveillance-State benefits such lack provides for the elites to keep a good eye on the goyim, it's literally in the device and infrastructure provider's business-interests as well via 'lock-in' and other strong-arm tactics. They don't want you having simple comms available Anon. Too hard to subvert, and too easy convert into more sophisticated forms resistant to surveillance.
>>1741 I'm not the sharpest anon, but it seems like something that's almost trivial to do if you have the programming experience. I'm guessing it falls into the realm of "if you're smart enough to want it, why aren't you smart enough to do it yourself?" I guess I'll just be stuck with the retards until I git gud.
>>1742 >POTS/PSTN Ahh, my misunderstanding. I thought your complaint was about a lack of ancient phone service. Hmm. I use the cURL lib as a Swiss army knife for networking, so maybe you can solve it with that?
>>1743 BTW, this image was too humorously iconic for my point not to go ahead and post it here.
>>1743 The transition from old fashioned copper for POTS is a huge mistake imo, all the digital shit is just another point of failure. There's a lot of good in having a parallel system based on entirely different technology. Infrastructure failsafes don't seem to exist anymore.
>>1740 >As an aside, why not have LTE cards that do data and telephony on a linux system, bypass phonefaggotry entirely? Actually, you can do this. I have two Sierra Wireless cards that allow you to make phone calls (one of them actually has a 2.5mm headset jack), and I assume most other makers do this as well. I have yet to test them, but I distinctly remember seeing kernel drivers for some of their cards during a Gentoo installation. If you really wanted to, you could slap a SBC, some batteries, and a baseband modem in a portable case, and have a fully operational pocket-sized computer that can make phone calls. Or you could just use a laptop. The only caveats are that you're using unverifiable hardware (though, frankly, we're all doing this already), using possibly closed firmware (depending on whether someone made a FOSS version for the particular card), and it can track your location when powered (which is wholly unavoidable when using anything wireless, good OPSEC will mitigate this).
>>1745 >The transition from old fashioned copper for POTS is a huge mistake imo While the old analog telephone system had the advantage of simplicity, I can see the the advantage with optical networks as well (assuming a smart implementation). If you were to set up a purely optical network, with every relay encased in grounded faraday cages, the entire network would be theoretically immune to any form of EMI, environmental, incidental, or from an attack. If the relays and switches are also physically and technically secured (or better yet, all of the relays outside of public utility buildings are dumb relays), the system would be that much more resistent to any form of wiretapping (assuming the ones maintaining the infrastucture are trustworthy. If they aren't, your telecommunications won't be safe no matter what the hardware is). The only real advantage with the original PSTN system is that it's cheap and easy to build and service. Granted, this is relevant if you live out where the banjos play, or you're just in a poor nation. As for infrastucture failsafes, the only thing you can really rely on is physical redundancy, and maybe you can compliment that by using mutiple standards if it's prudent to do so (copper, wireless, and optical networking can compliment eachother, but all power lines are the same). Again though, this requires smart implementation, something that the US sorely lacks (I can't imagine most other nations are better off either). It's like a big knotted up ball of old strings: pulling at one may not do anything, but pulling at another could cause half the ball to unravel. Of course, the main reason for this situation is the fact that we're building off of old infrastructure, because it's cheaper, easier, and less disruptive than tearing everything down once a new version of something comes out. I imagine most anyone could build a better system if they had the resources and the unique opportunity to start out from scratch.
>>1746 >If you really wanted to, you could slap a SBC, some batteries, and a baseband modem in a portable case, and have a fully operational pocket-sized computer that can make phone calls. Or you could just use a laptop. >The only caveats are that you're using unverifiable hardware (though, frankly, we're all doing this already), using possibly closed firmware (depending on whether someone made a FOSS version for the particular card), and it can track your location when powered (which is wholly unavoidable when using anything wireless, good OPSEC will mitigate this). This is actually really interesting. Would you think about making a Hackaday (or elsewhere) project to help phone brainlets follow along how, showing us how to do this? I would want to if you did.
>>1746 I've been looking at some mPCI-e boards that seem promising, but the websites where they're sold are very much "lol we're industry, fuck you we won't explain shit" there's not a lot of detail about how data and voice are supported, or what software would be compatible with the boards with a minimum of routing effort. I've seen some LTE cards which require a second card for the SIM, so you're going the game genie route with an mpci-e card plugging into another mpci-e card plugging into the motherboard, all with no guarantees that it'll work with any particular software. If I was positive I could put a voice/data sim in an mPCI-e card, then have data as well as a dialer/sms/voicemail setup, I'd never use a phone again. I don't mind having to route some additional antennae, but it's a lot of money and effort for something that the manufacturers haven't deigned to at least try to explain for end users.
>>1747 >that Tower of Babel shrouded in smoke and cloud Kek. All it needs is fire to become Biblical.
>>1749 I think the market for this would be fairly sizeable. People are getting sick of walled gardens and Apple/Google bullshit. Pinephone and Librem5 are both coming out "some time" and I know I'm sick of waiting.
>>1752 >People are getting sick of walled gardens and Apple/Google bullshit. This. If Flash actually pulled it off well, he could probably sell kits (or even just plans) for a pretty penny. I'm like Gunship now, and keep my phone turned off and wrapped and inside a box. In the words of dearly departed Terry, "FUCKING CIA NIGGERS! EVERYBODY HATES YOU!" :^)
>>1753 Parler and Telegram getting pulled from the App stores should be the final straw for a lot of people. Simcom, Huawei, Welink and Telit seem to have a bunch of LTE modules that support voice, but they really don't go into detail regarding drivers or software support. All the tracking software on phones, active mic all the time etc is getting really fucking annoying. A USB dongle would probably sell well, but I've never liked dongles when there's an M.2 port waiting to be used. Sure the NSA and Mossad will still pwn it if you're using jewed hardware, but at least the fucking apple and google jews will get shut out. Of course, if it gets popular they'll probably try to shut it down. I've always been bothered that tablets and laptop LTE cards didn't support voice calls from the beginning. If there's a big enough market, then open source will follow, and we can move entirely away from the big corp garbage. The end result would be only a few modifications away from a cyberpunk "deck" which some people would appreciate.
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>>1747 If the hotel weren't enough, you can always spot a picture of North Korea by the lack of electricity and cars. >>1753 >I'm like Gunship now Time to lift and install OpenBSD. >>1754 >Parler and Telegram getting pulled from the App stores should be the final straw for a lot of people. The bugmen are thrilled that Parler is dead. The MAGA types that used it are surely pissed, but what are they going to do about it, make a few more means to humorously point out the left's hypocrisy? Just forget the phones, and the online bullshit.
>>1755 >Time to lift OK, will do. I'll have to start with bodyweight for now though. >and install OpenBSD I have a Beaglebone Black I can use to get started with for now. Hopefully that will be enough to go on with. I'll dig it all out this weekend and get it going. BTW, you should know that at the least, I'm actually running a G*lang program now (https://github.com/evilsocket/opensnitch), so at least it's a babby-step in that direction. Also, can anyone here give me any insights about LBRY? I'm currently trying to find a durable way to archive our things.
>>1756 >a durable way to archive ALL THE THINGS.*
>>1756 >I'll have to start with bodyweight Please do, no one has any respect for someone that doesn't even respect themselves. I personally can lose about 2lb a week during cutting phases, and that seems to be about average, so you should have no problem. If you're actually underweight, that's even better; a perfect time to start bulking. If you need help with either, do let me know and we can sit down and discuss things. >Hopefully that will be enough to go on with. I've always found ARM to be a bit odd, I don't know if I would use that as my baseline experience with a new OS. For the past few months I have been trending towards a sort of tech apathy to be honest. We can argue the merits of this distro, or that window manager, but at the end of the day who gives a shit? I look at lance (no offense) compiling crap, writing code to adjust the look of Gimp, and I just think to myself, I could be outside right now or researching a new investment, why do I want to be sitting here piddling with trivial crap when I could be getting things done instead? In some ways, life with Fedora was kind of nice because I had no desire to do anything on the computer. I'd turn it on, do what I had to do, and then go clean the garage or something. >I'm actually running a G*lang program As much shit as Go gets (from non-programmers on halfchan and the like), it's really a nice language. Nobody wants to sit down and write bullshit in C if they don't have to, but bash scripts will only get you so far. With Go, you don't have to worry about installing 20 different versions of the language, or whether or not some system library is the exact version you need. You hardly ever have to consider the compiler at all. You just write your program and here's a nice a binary.
>>1758 >tech apathy This has become widespread among most anons, in my experience. Tech was supposed to enhance our lives, but it has become a tool of abuse and oppression instead, socially engineered to be a timesink and mind control system. There's definitely a malaise. Ultimately, there's the old gadget vs appliance dichotomy. Gadgets are time wasters, appliances are time savers. You have to figure out what you want from it all.
>>1758 >If you need help with either, do let me know and we can sit down and discuss things. Thanks! I'm starting to develop a beer belly from drinking too much alcohol lately, but otherwise I'm kind of middleground, weight-wise. I have the book Convict Conditioning which I've worked through in the past, but I'll try to be more serious about it now. >I don't know if I would use that as my baseline experience with a new OS. OK, I dug around and found an old i3 desktop case and an older (but quality) SSD. > Yes, I'll try Golang out. I like the fact it directly supports a tasking in the language. In C++ I'm forced to use Apple's libdispatch (which may just be the world's single greatest tasking system). Thanks for all the great advice and help, Gunship. I'll plan to keep you all up to date in my new OpenBSD adventures! :^)
Are you part of the Terrorist Right, Anon? endoftheamericandream.com/in-order-to-have-a-tolerant-society-the-elite-believe-they-must-be-intolerant-of-all-dissenting-views/
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>>1749 >>1750 I'm going to try and install one of the cards soon. I'm not planning on going the merchant route and selling anything, but I'd be happy to post a guide once if I get things figured out myself. >>1762 >Michael Snyder I'm getting an Alex Jones lite vibe from this guy. The article itself seemed a bit obtuse. He stopped well short of naming any particular group not even referring to just Jews, he didn't even name any tech companies as being the driving force behind anything, and the article itself contained no information that anyone with two braincells to rub together didn't figure out already. The few other articles I've seen by him don't seem to be much better. The books he authored could be better, but I don't feel like spending the money to find out.
>@gunship Is there a way to use links over torsocks? I am having difficulty figuring it out, kind of seems like links might not be SOCKS-compatible? I am able to use it over w3m OK.
>>1764 > but I'd be happy to post a guide once if I get things figured out myself. Great! Please do.
>>1761 >I'll plan to keep you all up to date in my new OpenBSD adventures! I forgot to mention, if you're running OpenBSD on a desktop/laptop, use -current (snapshots) instead of release (6.8). Package management on OpenBSD is different than you're used to. Packages are frozen at release and only receive security updates between release. Any time you need something newer, you have to build the package from ports (honestly no big deal at all). But packages for -current are continually built, so you don't need to worry about that all. The base system of -current is kept as stable as possible (and I've yet to encouter anything weird with it). With OpenBSD in general though, you always want to be using the base utilities as much as possible. It's not like Arch; it gives you what you need and you use just that. To use -current, just download today's snapshot from their mirror. '$ doas sysupgrade' to update to the latest snapshot from there. >>1762 I love low hanging fruit. Imagine if they said "real nazis aren't sitting around on Discord playing video games all day, go after the people making a conscious separation from the modern world." That'd be something, but no they're just going to interrogate Facebook users. >>1764 >He stopped well short of naming any particular group Just about every group on 'The Right' is going to be controlled opposition. Look at Parler. The CEO was given a ton of money by GOP financers to turn the thing into direct marketing for the republican party. Everyone had to upload a government issued ID (how convenient), certain topics were banned, and the GOP would pick which topics to promote. Gab's CEO recently talked about how declined the same offer from the same people when he started out, and then Parler suddenly emerged. They'll never allow anything formidable on the right to emerge. Between people like Tucker and Jones, and alt social media, it's all just distractions to keep people angry at the spook of the day. >>1765 Not easily, you'd have to setup the routing at the system level. But you really shouldn't be using Tor like that. The Tor browser is setup to shape your traffic in a way that's identical to all of the other Tor browsers. If you're using your personal browser, Brave, or some other crap over a proxy, you stand out like a sore thumb on the Tor network, and it defeats the entire purpose. I would really truly just get a VPN lad, Tor is not doing you any good if you're unfamiliar enough with the internals to ask about running Links over it. If you go with Mullvad, download a config of your chosing. On OpenBSD: $ doas pkg_add wireguard-tools $ wg-quick up /path/to/vpn.conf That's it.
>>1764 I'm exceedingly interested in how it goes, especially what you eventually use as a dialer/voicemail/sms client. Even if it's CLI that's more than acceptable as long as it's well written. Supposedly it's possible to make calls through KDE's kaddressbook, but I haven't checked to see what functionality it actually supports.
>>1767 I'm extremely tempted to make the jump to OpenBSD based on your posting. I tried redhat but I found package management to be much less intuitive than simply using apt in debian-based distros. I'm guessing "doas" is the OpenBSD package manager? Parler's CEO was fired a day or two ago, but there are competing reasons as to why.
>>1769 >I'm guessing "doas" is the OpenBSD package manager? Not that I know much yet, but I think I can answer that in a basic way. doas is the BSD equivalent of sudo in Linux. AFAICT, pkg_add is the means for installing packages in OpenBSD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doas
>>1769 >I'm extremely tempted to make the jump to OpenBSD based on your posting. It's a lovely OS that I use almost exclusively. But there's many things to keep in mind, as it's not just another distro. 1. Everything is different. Networking, filesystems, the majority of system commands. It takes time to learn, but you'll find that everything OpenBSD does differently is done correctly and far better than Linux. Networking in particular is wonderfully simple. 'doas' is actually OpenBSD's 'sudo' (you can alias this if you have a hard time remembering). Linux binaries will not work on OpenBSD. 2. Unlike basically every Linux distro, you're expected to use what you get out of the box. OpenBSD doesn't cater to the illusion of choice, it gives you what you need. That is basically xterm, ksh, a choice of fvwm or cwm, and xenodm. Obviously, you need to pick a browser, a text editor, and a handful of tools. But the more you deviate from the base, the more likely you are to run into problems. Like, don't sit there with Gnome, zsh, node.js, urxvt, etc and expect not to have any problems. You can try it of course, it's just not what the team puts their effort into. The base is rock solid; you're on your own for everything else. Because of this philosophy, the package selection is small and kept to the essentials (ports is pretty extensive though). It's not a system for people who are excited about tech and trying the latest toy. On the bright side, the installer is the easiest thing in the world. 3. The documentation is fantastic, and everything you need to know is either in the man pages or the FAQ on their website. You can even look up man pages for individual conf files. That said, any other help you need will have to come from their mailing list or IRC channel; you won't find many answers on Google. 4. The default system is very secure, and you'll probably want to disable some of that because it can cause performance issues in desktop uses. Like, even multithreading is disabled by default. The guide below covers most of the limits you'll want to raise. If you're interested, there's a great guide[0]. Although it's three years old, everything there is unchanged (very typical of OpenBSD), and it will give you a great cwm setup. [0] https://www.c0ffee.net/blog/openbsd-on-a-laptop/
>>1771 >a text editor Forget that, it comes with vi and you will use it. I think I install a grand total of like six packages post-install.
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>>1767 >To use -current, just download today's snapshot from their mirror. '$ doas sysupgrade' to update to the latest snapshot from there. Okey dokey, good to go. > I notice when I check that only two cores show up with this i3, but IIRC it showed up as 4 cores under W*ndblows years ago. I probably have to fix something. >...and it defeats the entire purpose. Fair enough, and I really appreciate the warnings and advice, and I'll get a VPN as well eventually. ATM, I'm really only concerned with sousveillance by my lefty housemate, and hiding my power level from him and our ISP. I'm not doing anything interesting to state-level adversaries afaik.
Found something Debian definitely did right; they're maintaining a fork of an 8-year-old version of udev because upstream has since decided that udev needed to have Mozilla's Javascript interpreter to read configuration files (which they changed the syntax of).
>>1773 >2 cores show up here but showed up as 4 in windows "hyperthreading" maybe. Although I thought i3's didn't usually have that feature.
I bet OpenBSD disables/ignores hyperthreading capabilities due to security issues, sort of like how they don't let 32-bit code run under their 64-bit kernel.
>>1772 Does it come with emacs, too?
>>1758 >I look at lance (no offense) None taken; I know it's a waste of time but it's largely just done under the theory that the more I do of this myself the more experienced I'll become and the more confident I can be in my abilities to solve issues. It's mostly for my own sake rather than because I plan to put it on a resume.
>>1771 >It's not a system for people who are excited about tech and trying the latest toy. I am excited about some very narrow applications of technology and cynical of almsot everything else (certainly everything that people talk about a lot).
P.S. >urxvt I decided to try rxvt on a whim around a year ago; lasted around five minutes. They somehow managed to make it perform worse than xterm while also claiming to have removed a lot of bloat (like the other terminal personalities it can emulate). It was an absolute waste of space.
>>1771 >when I check that only two cores show up Hyperthreading is disabled for security, add 'hw.smt=1' to /etc/sysctl.conf and reboot if you want to enable it. Then run 'dmesg | grep "cpu[0-3]:"' See if CPU 0-3 shows up. If so, you're fine. >sousveillance by my lefty housemate Then I would recommend a VPN doubly so. Tor is for state actors (though that is questionable considering they run the exit nodes). A VPN is ideal for everything short of the state, and far better suited for you. >>1776 Yep. >>1777 No, trips. Emacs used to give me coredumps on OpenBSD, so I've switched to vi. Though I imagine vim is perfectly solid on the OS. >>1780 I tried the whole URXVT + ZSH + Oh-My-ZSH ten or so years ago. What a nightmare.
>>1771 Thanks, that gives me a good starting point.
Update on progress: There are kernel drivers for Sierra Wireless modems and 3G/LTE modems with a Qualcomm chip, but only some USB-driven models, which I don't have (the card I'm planning on using is Sierra with a Qualcomm 3G chip, but it's mPCI-E. I don't rank the possibility of it working as being fairly high. The other card is CardBus with (I think) a 2G modem, which most carriers no longer support). This, of course, is beneficial for anyone going the rigged-up SBC route, as anyone doing this will almost certainly want a USB baseband modem. Unfortunately, it's useless for my immediate purposes. >>1769 >>1770 I think you two should be fucking careful if you don't even know what [doas] does. [doas] literally means "do as". with this command, you can perform another command as any user, not just root (you don't always have to enter "root" if you're doing something as root though; it varies from one OS to the next). It's not specific to the BSDs either, it's also a Linux command. You would enter something like [doas {user} <command> {shit pertaining to command}] sans notation. >>1773 >lefty housemate My condolences. Is he actually competent with computers? Either way, full disk encryption should be your first line of defence. No amount of networking wizardry will save you if anyone can just scan through your hard drive.
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Scratch the above, it seems like the mPCI-E card might be fine with the USB drivers. Apparently a bunch of them just use the USB signals on the mPCI-E bus (I must admit, I didn't even know that was a thing). In related news, I have come across some reports (I've yet to confirm) that Sierra Wireless actually supplies the Linux kernel developers with the firmware source code (It makes sense, business-wise. It costs them nothing to make the code open-source and doing so gives them a massive advantage in the Linux market segment). If true, that would make them the recommended go-to for anyone going about this. It would also mean that everything should (hopefully) just snap together without me having to hack around a bunch of bullshit.
>>1784 Good developments, keep us posted. mPCIe is my goal, I hate usb dongles ruining the form factor. I imagine if it's possible to get this working, then there may be nothing to stop a person from having unlimited "phones" in VMs, which could be a nice way to sandbox specific functionalities on the same SIM. >>1783 In *nix systems, I've always either su'd into root or sudo'd the specific command. doas isn't a native unix command, from what I can ascertain, and it isn't in coreutils or util-linux either. I'm not even sure which package would offer it; I did a quick apt search and it's not in any of the repositories I'm using. I'm guessing it's more of a BSD command. I actually thought it was an acronym like "Digital Object Archive System" or similar. I know that I'll for sure have to RTFM to reorient myself in BSD.
>>1781 OK, that did it. > I'd probably not go this route for a server box, but it seems fine for now since I'm shooting eventually for a desktop I can use daily here. I'll spend more time figuring out networking security and safety as well, thanks for the guidance. >>1783 >My condolences. Kek. I'd say he's somewhat competent, but then I may not be well-qualified to assess that really. :^) Certainly I've come to realize he's a real threat to my welfare after reading Uncle Ted. I'm basically good to go for my daily driver, but your post prompted me to review my backup policies and sure enough I have un-encrypted secondary backup disks. I still don't know wtf I'm doing w/ OpenBSD yet, and can nuke/reinstall it in literally 5 minutes for now, so I'll deal with that issue on it later on when I know more.
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>>1785 >mPCIe is my goal, I hate usb dongles ruining the form factor. Even better then, the instructions I'm writing will directly apply to you. Also, something I should note at this stage: I can't currently find any GUI utilities for working with baseband hardware, so you're probably going to want to make some space for a small keyboard on the phone. >unlimited "phones" in VMs, which could be a nice way to sandbox specific functionalities on the same SIM. If you're saying what I think you're saying, that almost certainly won't work. No matter how you configure the system, you're only going to have one number per SIM. If you're just trying to sandbox calling, texting, and data into seperate environments, then it could work, but a truly sandboxed environment would be complicated and wasteful on resources, since you'd want to also sandbox the firmware, which (at least in the case of Sierra Wireless cards) is a part of the kernel, so you'd need to have multiple kernels running at the same time either within a VM program (very wasteful on resources) or under a hypervisor (less wasteful, but most SBCs probably won't have hardware support for this, so it'd still be slow). Keep in mind that you're going to be managing this on a phone-sized screen, and every program you have running is going to weigh on whatever battery you put in there. >doas I just checked, and sure enough it's not a command on my current desktop. It must be a thing on one of the distros, but I'm pulling a blank right now. I certainly didn't pick it up from any of the BSDs, I've only ever used them once.
>>1787 > https://man.openbsd.org/doas HISTORY The doas command first appeared in OpenBSD 5.8. AUTHORS Ted Unangst <‍tedu@openbsd.org>
Coarsair's earnings are coming out tomorrow if anyone wants to get in on CRSR. There's a lot of talk about it going up $5-$10 a share, though I have my doubts. I highly doubt it's going to plummet though, so it's a pretty safe investment. I'm up 15% today, with similar performance over the last few months. Get out of the computer science meme while you can, $1200 a day trading ain't bad.
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https://www.zerohedge.com/political/cia-rebranded-dont-worry-were-woke-now Welp, as predicted, it looks like Fucking CIA Niggers will be pooing in a loo literally shitting up an imageboard near you soon.
>>1790 >he doesn't know about sassycat.jpg Glowniggers have been shilling us for decades. https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_11629155.html
>>1787 I was thinking of being able to also use the same cards and techniques in a larger form factor with more horsepower if desired. I can't think of another way to get 150+mbps mobile unless you have starlink on top of an RV.
>>1793 Oh shit, everything gunship said is true. I hate it when he's right. :^) >[h4xX0rZ intensively on OBSD man pages]*
Can one of you anons explain to me how an 'exploit' in a video player in the Tails distro can be used to expose a viewer's IP address? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tails_(operating_system) >On 10 June 2020, Vice Motherboard and other publications reported that Facebook in cooperation with the FBI used a 0-day vulnerability in the video player built into Tails to track and identify a sexual abuser on a social network. A spokesperson for Tails said that the exploit was never explained to them. However, it is believed that the vulnerability was removed, although it had not been identified, in a later release of Tails. The vulnerability was not easily exploited; the FBI tried unsuccessfully to identify the abuser, but he noticed and taunted his hunters. Ultimately the FBI and Facebook contracted a cybersecurity firm, at great expense, to produce a custom hacking tool used to make a booby-trapped video sent by the victim to the criminal.[20]
>>1796 https://tails.boum.org/doc/anonymous_internet/unsafe_browser/index.en.html#index2h1 >An attacker could exploit a security vulnerability in another application in Tails to start an invisible Unsafe Browser and reveal your IP address, even if you are not using the Unsafe Browser. >Such an attack is very unlikely but could be performed by a strong attacker, such as a government or a hacking firm.
>@gunship So it looks like sysupgrade found an update today. However, the signature verification failed repeatedly on most of the snapshot files. Any recommendations? I obviously can just keep trying the downloads, but I don't know what else I might properly do here.
>>1798 I see, thanks. I guess I'm still unclear about the mechanism of activation inside the player (which was my primary interest atm) by playing some corrupted video file?
>>1800 Update: It finally worked after maybe 20 attempts at it. I wonder what's going on here? Is it more likely there's an issue with the files themselves, or the network path to the machine is somehow corrupting the data? If that's the case why doesn't everything else on my other machines break when networking/downloading? Glowniggers?
>>1781 I never tried zsh and still don't plan to. Bash and especially ksh are quite well suited for my needs. In Israeli news… Netanyahu just walked out of his own corruption trial. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/netanyahu-corruption-israel-trial/2021/02/08/108453dc-69ee-11eb-a66e-e27046e9e898_story.html >>1783 I have a WAN mini PCIe card from my Thinkpad (X201 tablet) that has linux drivers (with a binary blob). I don't ever use it and don't remember what the model number is, though. Got photoshop CS6 working in wine just to show a friend it could be done. Then I shredded it of course.
>>1801 This stuff is beyond me. Opening the video caused the player to execute some code. That code may have opened an invisible Unsafe Browser, which the developers admit is a possibility. That code may have opened a connection within the player itself if it was capable of streaming. Whatever it did, it forced a bare connection to a government server. I'd be set for life if facebook paid me six figures to catch a single mexican pedo.
>>1804 Thanks, that helps clear things up in my mind a bit. One thing I don't want to do is create bugs that can be exploited like that inside my own code, which is why I was curious about the mechanism. This is a challenging arena afaict.
>>1803 >Then I shredded it of course. leld. I actually installed Wine the other day to see if I could get an old vidya working on it. it worked, but now I'm wondering wtf was I thinking doing something like that on my daily driver. :P
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I might be out this weekend, so have an early happy Valentine's Day, /f/. Enjoy your weekend. >>1790 This is why you should always walk away from anyone that insists that diversity is a good thing. Not that I'm complaining about the loss of the CIA, but the push for diversity is blatantly and undeniably a push to weaken every institution it touches, from the markets to the military. It would take an irredeemably stupid person to think that creating a divisive workplace of people hired for their identity over their merit would have a positive effect, and they aren't worth your time. >>1800 >>1802 I've yet to have that happen, but would just assume they were doing something with the mirrors at that time, and try again later.
A gentle reminder that your window of opportunity is closing fast. https://metallicman.com/laoban4site/what-the-progressive-liberals-have-in-store-for-conservatives/
>>1807 Alright, thanks I will and you too. The mirrors seem to be working better for me now. I've installed xfce and I'll see if I can turn this box into a /comfy/ desktop soon. I love the fact that the cores basically stay a 0% load until something is actually being done. I've been dreaming of having a workstation like that for years now. Anyone else notice the Anoncafe's onion still isn't back up?
>>1808 Thanks gunship, this is fucking terrifying and awesome at the same time. Their shit is rotten in the bones and will soon crumble, crushing these evildoers into obliteration under the avalanche of their own shame. It's a shame so many will die at their hands before that happens though.
>>1809 >Anyone else notice the Anoncafe's onion still isn't back up? nvm it's back too now.
>>1807 Have a good weekend. >>1808 They're going to poison a lot of people and passively kill them in "accidents." imo, they've learned from the past and they won't outright genocide when they can continually do it in secret completely unopposed.
>>1810 >and awesome Not a word I would use to describe leftist revolutionaries like the Khmer Rouge, which killed over a third of the men in the country, and anyone with an education. Their eventual downfall means little when you are dead and your family was raped and murdered. Everyone likes to pretend that America is different, just because conservatives have guns; forgetting that all of these leftist revolutions successfully disarmed their country's actual military. >>1812 >they've learned from the past I doubt it, Sarajevo and Rwanda happened just recently (well, for me). When it comes to leftist revolutions, the useful idiots that participate in them are never the ones that inherit the results. Naive fools will take to the streets en masse over garbage like healthcare and student loans, but it will be some former spook that takes the reigns of that momentum (and promptly sends the useful idiots to a mass grave, as is tradition). The people in charge today aren't the ones that will be doing the killing tomorrow.
>>1813 It's a difficult line to predict commonalities of human behavior versus the unique contexts of the United States which would strongly affect outcomes. Tiktokers want weed and free air jordans, I don't think they're prepared to rail octagon and go beheading, except for a tiny subset. Look at the most aggressive individuals in the 2020 riots, three jews and an antifa goon. American nigs are well fed and pacified in comparison to Rwandans. Think about it in other ways, during sarejevo and rwanda, how many people had trijicon or $1000 glass sitting on 7mm magnums? AKs and RPGs only reach out so far, and there are fudds sitting on .50 BMG equipment. Not to mention access to off-road and all terrain vehicles, nightvision equipment, and having the IQ points to effectively use all that tech. The only racial conflict which would be a good comparison would be the Rhodesians and they absolutely wrecked the opposition, only losing because of (((international))) pressure. The USA is a major food exporter, we have more than enough oil and other resources, and we only have land borders with Mexico and Canada. What I think is going to happen is that while China believes its cementing its capture of the USA, other countries will be busy subverting that capture. Russia is already quietly opposing China because of their eastern border encroachments. It's going to get more fake and gay imo, as the country gets stripmined further by international interests, but a complete collapse and genocide probably won't happen until all decent resources have been taken, and the genocide will be of the leftover useful idiots who sold out our country without securing a place overseas. On the other hand, maybe China will push for complete genocide of the USA so they can secure our land and resources for the CCP. We'll see.
Mass Civil Disobedience is Spreading https://www.bitchute.com/video/h8hHvqWEXw7s/ This Potato-Anon gets it.
>>1814 >I don't think they're prepared to rail octagon and go beheading They don't need to carry out the executions, only a tiny minority of people involved in these revolutions ever do. On a broader scale, the average leftist will be making lists of neighbors to hand over, participating in mob style crowd control, etc. Leftists happily reported family members to the FBI that went anywhere near the capitol last month, they'll turn in their neighbors to virtue signal all the same. >AKs and RPGs only reach out so far, and there are fudds sitting on .50 BMG equipment. >Not to mention access to off-road and all terrain vehicles, nightvision equipment, They will have all of that and more, as they do every time. Everyone from Soros to Zuckerberg is going to fund this shit, and they've already poured over a billion dollars into BLM. You already saw Uhauls filled with weapons, shields, bricks, etc showing up to the riots last summer. When this thing kicks off, the left will have no shortage of gear or funding. They will have the manpower to send a truck of armed niggers to your countryside community at all hours of the day and night. >The only racial conflict which would be a good comparison would be the Rhodesians It's not even about a racial conflict. These things start and end the same way, every time. It will be some frenzied feel-good color revolution that starts out with goals of healthcare, ending student loan debt, faggot acceptance, etc. It will grow increasingly aggressive under the left's predictable purity tests, and will lack effective leadership. But by the end of things, another Pol Pot/Zedong/Sung will have taken the reins. Once victory is assured, they'll drop the facade and dispose of their useful idiots. Our new Secretary of Defense is a nigger that has already ordered a military stand down while they purge 'extremists' (read: conservatives) from the ranks. Firearm confiscations will be here soon. And for all the talk about resistance, the Russians didn't even resist being hauled off to the gulag; people aren't going to resist turning in guns any more than they did wearing masks. Things are gearing up fast, and the conservatives will be saying "Imagine the outcry if the situation was reversed" all the to way to their mass graves. >>1815 Absolutely pointless. It's no different from all of the people that applauded Trump for bits and pieces of legislation here and there. None of it addresses the underlying issue, none of those people even know what the problem actually is. The average anti-lockdown person thinks the government is stupid and incompetent, they aren't even aware of the calculated danger they're in. The plan continues unopposed while we celebrate 'disobedience.' When shit hits the fan, they'll be headed to the re-education camps thinking "Wow, who'd have thought this could happen here?"
>>1816 So how do we pray about the matter gunship? I'd rather die in open battle with clear enemies than passively go into a pussified grave at the hands of Bolsheviks. I don't really think God is quite through with the West just yet tbh.
>>1817 Can any of us claim to truly know what God's intentions are? There is that famous joke about the drowning man in a flood. He turned away all manner of rescuers, claiming that he was praying to God, and God would save him. When he finally drowned, God said, "I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter, what more did you expect?" If God's plan for the US is a marxist-led genocide, perhaps he has already given you all the information you need to survive it. In any case, I have meticulously studied foreign affairs longer than most people here have been alive, and I am confident that we are witnessing a textbook example of a far-left revolution. It is well funded, it is encroaching on every facet of life (as it always does), and its ideologues are growing increasingly aggressive. Textbooks from the 1619 Project are already rolling into public schools across the country, which is revisionist nigger-centric and anti-white history. Conservatives and whites will continue to be dehumanized by the left, and the media will ignore growing violence against them while fear mongering about an increasing white supremacist threat. (black on asian crime is skyrocketing right now, but the media isn't going to mention that at all). When a handful of conservatives are lined against the wall in Ohio, people in Arizona will hear nothing about it, and it will grow increasingly common in silence around the country. Just as Sihanouk endorsed the Khmer Rogue, progressive leaders like Obama will endorse the groups responsible without mentioning the violence, and the justice system will only be brought down on the people that defend themselves. It has happened dozens of times in a by-the-numbers fashion, and it will once more here. You saw a bit of that this summer when BLM violence, literally on video, was just a 'conspiracy theory' to every leftist politician. I have decided to just get out. I am beyond fed up with events in this country, and also the people in it. They will watch football, eat McDonalds, and play video games right up to their demise, and then be surprised when hell itself shows up at their front door. They deserve everything that happens to them. I am going to spend the next month researching a country to move to (many have very lax immigration policies in terms of working/living there permanently). I will spend four hours a day learning the language and studying the country, and will continue to prepare for the worst. My investments continue to grow quite well through trading, and I'd like to leave here with as much capital as possible. At the first predictable sign of revolution (well funded and armed 'organic' far left groups clashing with the right), I will hop in my car and drive down to Mexico, where US citizens can stay without a visa for six months (work visas are easy to acquire there if necessary). During that time I will make my final arrangements and be off to whatever country I've picked should the situation back home not improve. I would like to retire to the countryside somewhere and be among people who have never even seen a nigger or tranny. I'm not going to get all autistic about my options; every country has its problems, but potato farmers in Siberia aren't concerned with Putin's crackdown on the media in Moscow. If you choose to stay, I highly recommend that you read up on historical leftist revolutions, and know what you're getting into. In particular, ever-increasing purity tests are a defining factor of the far left. Pol Pot eventually went so far as to execute or throw into work camps everyone with an education, though he himself had studied abroad in Paris, because only the farmers were the true proletariat. North Korea has a three generation rule; you could be the most devout non-white marxist around, but if you have family somewhere that's conservative, off you go. You will be outgunned and outmatched by well funded groups, friends and neighbors will turn against you to save their own families, the justice system will be rigged against you in every way. People act like these revolutions just happen one day, but they don't; they have very obvious and predictable buildups, which we are witnessing here. There are plenty of countries without necrotic economics systems, that aren't in the middle of a color revolution about to go hot. Unless you have a fetish for US soil, there is absolutely nothing to be gained by staying for what's to come. You look at every leftist revolution that's ever happened, and all of the horrors they caused, and the smart people got out first every time. But if you wait to the last second, you'll find the borders more heavily guarded than Trump's wall ever dreamed of being, for your 'protection'. Whenever these leftist revolutions begin, everyone likes to think they're on the right side, that they won't end up in a camp. They'll never understand that the ostensible goals at the start of the revolution are never the end result. Students are always the largest demographic that participates, and the educated are always the first to be executed.
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>>1816 >>1818 Based, I'm into trading myself and will pursue options after some months of practicing paper trading, clown stock market however is at an ATH and the fed has said they will keep printing and I know this probably won't last forever because they will crash the market bubble to complete the covid fear plandemic that they're using to paralyze, set fear and empoverish the masses with, the numbers are unbelievable. 900K+ Americans just applied for first time unemployment week after week and the market is still ATH and keeps growing every day 70% of small businesses is also eliminated, destroyed. The market is completely disconnected from the economy it's scary and freaky as hell. If you have a lot of funds in the market I'd advise you to be a bit careful now, if you have enough to live off realize your gains. The months ahead what we're seeing now is the biggest wealth transfer ever in a merger between the new world order and judeocapitalist high finance entities so that they can be the lender and buyers of last resort, they're inflating and buying up everything, the entire debt market, bitcoin, everything, you name it; they're buying it and manipulating it right now. Fed clowns keep printing as people are sitting there with no job and idle hands. And it's only going to be a matter of time before they pull the plug to complete it to create their little dystopian little Jewish feudal society because the way things are going now this market can't last forever the way I see it.
>>1818 >If God's plan for the US is a marxist-led genocide, perhaps he has already given you all the information you need to survive it. Maybe you're right--on both counts. I think the fallen Babylon Whore in the Book of Revelations could hardly find a more apt exemplar today than New York City (and by implication most of the country), so I don't actually expect the US itself to survive. Probably the Chinks will do it would be my first guess. While I'm an American myself my point was about the broader West. Give me some time to chew this stuff over please.
Flash game
>>1821 More game
>>1819 The overall health of the market is irrelevant when you daytrade (so long as accurate predictions can still be made). Should the market collapse tomorrow, I would still be able to trade the following day if some stocks began to go up. But yes, it will crash at some point, and you shouldn't be holding on to stocks long-term right now. If the entire economy goes with it, the stock market will be least of our concerns, and all the more reason I would hope to be living in a different country by then. I have a few rules for trading to minimize my risk. First, I never invest more than 1% of my money into any stock. Second, I don't rely on a margin account, so I keep 50% of my total account in settled funds, meaning only the other half (at most) is ever in play. I setup stop loss orders at 10% for all of my trades. If the market were to collapse across the board, I am only risking 10% of half of my money. Lastly, I setup limit sells at 10% profit, so that I cash out on a breakout long before it inevitably collapses again. Volatility is the enemy of trading; you only have to lose everything once to erase any big gains you might have had in the past. So I use these rules to ensure small but consistent gains with very few risks. Too many people try to get rich overnight on the market, not appreciating how quickly a small consistent gain will grow your account. >>1820 >I don't actually expect the US itself to survive. Correct. And what happens when the US goes; when the market dies and the politicians make their stealthy retreat to Switzerland? What political force will continue to be funded from abroad, as it was in East Asia's turbulent postwar period? What group will get to control shipments of fuel, weapons, etc in the ports? Hopefully I am too busy watering crops on another continent by then to see the answer.
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NGL, this board turning into /pol/ is starting to annoy me Bur whatever, it's not my place to do anything about it
Replaced my laptop's palmrest and "keyboard bezel" (according to the HW maintenance guide, that's what it's called). Feels like a new machine again.
>>1824 I can be on my way if you'd prefer. I've not forgotten that this was originally your board, but I have no interest in discussing video games and other pointless garbage.
I've been fucking around with my old IBM XTs (one desktop, one luggable), and good fucking god I didn't realize how unrealiable old keyboards can be. The one on the luggable is fine, but I've had three seperate keyboards fail on me when using the XT, all of them having different broken keys. Each one had just one fucking key that I absolutely needed to start the hard drive low-level formatting program broken. I can't just use the luggable one either; at least not without making an adapter, as it uses an RJ11 head to connect to the computer. Also, for some reason it refuses to acknowledge more than one floppy drive at any time, regardless of the jumper settings. >>1824 /pol/ content isn't new for /f/, but like all of our discussions, they invariably make way for something else. >>1826 I'd rather not lose any of you guys. To address your point more directly: While the current state of the western world is doubtlessly taking a sharp turn for the worse, and we all will have to find ways to deal with that, we must also not forget to enjoy what we can in life. I don't blame Lance one bit for wanting to inject some more lighthearted discussion into our board. There are plenty of opportunities to stress over our lives, but so few to refresh ourselves and put that stress on the backburner for just a little while.
>>1824 My apologies Lance. Frankly I'm very concerned about our future, and gunship just seems to have a big store of wisdom. I don't have any idea how old he is, but he's obviously seen a thing or two. I personally don't have anyone in my life right now like that, so I probably got a bit carried away myself. Please forgive me. >>1828 I'll chill on it. Besides, I think I've already absorbed plenty to understand better what's actually going on. In lighter news, I seem to have my dumpy shiny old, beatup new box running OpenBSD working fine. As soon as I finish learning the basics of algebraic processing of text I'm currently digging into, I plan to attempt to set it up as a usable desktop machine. I need to learn to use PF so I can create my own Great Firewall of not-China too, so I can then just dump Linux pretty much completely as far as my own personal stuff goes.
>>1828 >we must also not forget to enjoy what we can in life. Certainly, and I'm quite happy with my life. I discuss some very negative things with a couple of anons here, but my lack of posting on other topics isn't indicative of anything personal. /pol/ content is just the only topic that comes up that I have anything to say on. If we started discussing cooking, gardening, bodybuilding, etc I'd have many pleasant things to discuss. But we have a choice of /pol/ and tech, so I mostly just post on the former (I'm not saying that we Should discuss those other things). >I don't blame Lance one bit for wanting to inject some more lighthearted discussion into our board Absolutely not, everyone is always welcome to post anything. The point I was making however, is that I personally have neither the time nor desire to discuss those things. So, if we wanted to make /f/ less /pol/, and that is a reasonable request, that would effectively end my participation altogether. Extrapolation isn't everyone here's strong suit, but it is not lost on me that we have picked up many new /pol/ish anons almost entirely because of my ramblings. I can pretty much guarantee that my continued participation will only make this place more /pol/ and never less.
David Hill, the guy who was in charge when thinkpads became junk (stepped down two years ago), fellating the current thinkpad designs and missing the point of them except for as a fashion statement (e.g., forgetting that they are supposed to serve a utilitarian purpose)
>>1830 I'm fine with some /pol/ stuff, it's kind of to be expected, and I'm not in charge here anyway (and even if I were I wouldn't force it to go away). Just is a bit bleak after a while without any other stuff getting talked about simultaneously.
>>1830 >>1832 Bleak stuff is happening irl, ofc it will bleed over into online discussion. People shouldn't be freezing to death in Texas so politicians can score political points, and we shouldn't have to worry about China and the jews spying on us because they're 24/7 thinking about how to genocide us, but here we are. >>1831 A standard utilitarian laptop chassis format really needed to be implemented 10+ years ago. We had mATX boards and standardized cases for all sorts of desktop form factors, but portable solutions were all proprietary. Not having a standardized portable form factor is a major fuckup. I'd love to throw in a new mobo into an old thinkpad chassis to get the best of the old and new. It's a goddamn shame.
>>1832 >Just is a bit bleak God help you when it shows up on your doorstep, lance. >>1833 >People shouldn't be freezing to death in Texas so politicians can score political points Every time something like this happens, I just shake my head; people absolutely do not get it. Easy access to food, water, shelter, heating, etc is a convenience, and not a natural component of life. When your society starts to fall apart, so too does your safety net. But these people just happily go about their lives as if this were the 1950s and everything was okay. Anyone that has not made self reliance the cornerstone of their life by now just isn't going to make it. They have no idea what's going on, and are entirely unaware of the danger they're in. And it's going to rapidly get worse.
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At first I thought it was kind of neat that the site provided lyrical context.
Got Jak & Daxter (the first game, for PS2) for $9 today. It's pretty fun, and pretty impressive technically speaking to my mind.
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>All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.
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>>1837 >That keyboard
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>>1837 >Playing CoC when AI Dungeon exists Sickening.
>/f/ never dies AS LONG AS CANDLES BURN /F/ WILL NEVER DIE
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If anyone wants to make some money, they're doing it in the postmarket this time. Absolutely brilliant move.
>>1841 At the least something's going well for a few of us Anon. Appreciate you keeping us in the loop. Like a breath of fresh air knowing they aren't having it all their own way.
The final stage begins. Good luck, Anons.
>>1841 God's blessings on you, Anon.
I thought of you and I just wanted to invite you guys to zzz/a/'s movie night later today just in case you might like anime. >Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou OVA 1 and 2 >Porco Rosso Friday February 26th 1pm PST - 3pm CST - 4pm EST http://crghlabr45r5pqkgnbgehywk5nxutdks5iss7tabyux5psikqqjirryd.onion/a/thread/260.html#372
>>1846 >BTW just in case you don't know the first title, it's a very comfy atmospheric piece featuring arguably one of the world's great robowaifus.
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>>1843 A lot of people aren't going to make it. It's kind of sad, you warn them and they just keep on doing what they're doing. Oh well, so it goes. At least I can look forward to seeing the retarded leftists pursuing STEM degrees in this environment getting what they deserve real soon. Kids are about to find out the fun way why third world countries don't have a service economy. >>1846 >Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou I actually downloaded that a year or so ago, and just never had time to watch it. Still don't, unfortunately, but good choice.
>>1841 Maybe they should re-brand it as RatTrap It seems to be more about drawing in unrepentant, greedy Jews than about games now. https://www.rt.com/business/516638-gamestop-short-sellers-losses/ How long until their fellow tribemembers get tired of their shit?
>>1851 All the fake vaccine shot, hollywood syringe stuff was weird as hell. Meanwhile M1 money supply went vertical, and our entire timeline seems very unstable. Narratives aren't lasting more than a few days now, evaporating almost as quickly as they're formed. Remember pangolins?
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>>1849 They're pretty tired of it, Robinhood froze trading during the initial runup, so people couldn't keep buying the stock. It also came about that Robinhood is owned by the same capital group that owns Melvin. Robinhood is for bugmen, so that doesn't matter at all, but of course that's 90% of the WSB people. Pump and dump stocks are great for daytrading though, so I'm perfectly happy with their shenanigans. Buy in when it's on the rise, sell when it hits resistance. Let the retards with their 'diamond hands' bullshit hold the bag when it collapses. You've got people using their college funds to buy into GME at like $300 because fucking memes on the internet said it was going to go up, with no technical analysis at all, and then they lose everything. But I can pretty much guarantee you that, between the tax write off on these losses, and the money they made shorting GME's fall from ~$400, the hedge funds are doing just fine after their initial loss. SNDL is another great one lately. Dump $5k on it every morning during the downtrend, sell it a few hours later when it goes up. TLGT has been less volatile, but more reliable as well. Just keep an eye on the volume.
>>1853 Thanks! That graph is the first time I've understood the basic correlation between volume, price & timing. Seems fairly straightforward now to my (admittedly) inexperienced eye.
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>>1854 It's easier to present that data that way in hindsight, but when you're looking at predictions and money is on the line, you want to be using candlesticks. The classic 'mountain' graph is more familiar, but not a good tool for technical analyses. Volume is a very important factor in stock price. If more people want to buy a stock than sell it, the price is going up. Always keep an eye on the ask/bid spread. Pre/Post market is very volatile (dark shades), but the volume is very low, so corrections usually occur quickly; make money on the corrections. It's good money that snowballs quickly if you're not retarded. Learning how to turn your money into more money is one of the most useful skills you can have. Half of those idiots bitching about healthcare and the 9-5 grind wouldn't have to if they did something useful with those stimulus checks instead of buying a new Xbox or whatever.
Julian Assange has been in solitary confinement for almost two years now.
"There are delays in legal papers reaching him and the laptop issued by UK authorities for the court case is read-only, it has no text editing programs, and the keys are glued down to prevent him from typing." https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/assangeappeal/
>>1855 Thank you. I'm not sure what 'using candlesticks' means exactly apart from the metaphor, but I can imagine that it's more intense looking forward into the unknown. Know that I realize just how corrupt the Wall Street system is, and how criminally nepotistic it is, I hardly know where I would start if I had sufficient money to get going with it. Robin Hood is obviously 'controlled opposition' so that's out.
>>1858 >Now that I realize*
>>1858 Guys like gunship can probably get you into it, but it's easy to lose your ass day trading if you don't know exactly what you're doing. Especially now that they're overtly fuck you over by stopping transactions, selling shares for you and stopping trading if you "win" too much. It's a dirty, rigged game.
>>1858 >I hardly know where I would start... Robin Hood is obviously 'controlled opposition' so that's out. I personally use Schwab and Ameritrade. Schwab is arguably the better brokerage with more available options, fantastic customer support, and a great banking experience (checking). Ameritrade however has a much better trading experience. Nothing game changing, just fewer menus, cleaner information, built-in things like alerts, and a better flow. I use Schwab as my personal bank and use it for more advanced trades (or if Ameritrade doesn't have something I want to do), and I use Ameritrade for the day-to-day trades. If you open an account, always use a cash account, never a margin account. >>1860 You can avoid most of the rigging by not trading 'meme' stocks. I can kind of see where they're going with the market manipulation angle. I mean, it's not true manipulation, but it is tens of thousands of people banding together to influence market prices. There's no reason to be involved in that as a new trader anyway though; most of those people are getting into a stock hoping it goes up like 500%. That's gambling, not investing.
>>1861 Thanks for the good advice gunship. I have an account with Fidelity for my 401k, I'll eventually look into the other two you mentioned at a later date. >but it is tens of thousands of people banding together to influence market prices. Arguably less fundamentally insidious than just a few snakes kikes people 'banding' together to downright insider trade & short to manipulate market prices. Hardly surprising the average non-insider cries foul at the obvious double-standard going on there.
>>1861 There are some good underrated dividend stocks out there, but the Fed added 19 trillion to M1 last week. I'm maneuvering more for durable goods in anticipation of a major fuckup of the global economy.
>>1862 >401k That's really going to suck when the economy goes. Even recently in 2008, some people lost as much as 50% during that recession. I'd sooner sit through inflation in a savings account than risk that until retirement. >>1863 With the way the market's been (especially last month), I just don't leave positions open for more than a day or two if I can help it. I have been considering dividends though, in the context of my impending move to Mexico. On that note, I have settled on the lovely little beachside town of Playa Del Carmen, which has more white people than Los Angeles. I've been using Google Street View to call up the numbers on rentals and little markets there for prices. Rent is like $350 a month, and it looks like my total expenses would be $850 a month. So, dividends could certainly provide some passive income towards that. Daytrading is more time intensive, but would pay that off within the first week of each month easily. I have 5-6 people joining my little expat adventure, and you guys are all welcome if you're interested. Should be a nice group of friends. Covid-19's mask cult was a dress rehearsal for the compliance they'll be expecting when the real lockdowns start under Covid-21. People will happily report friends and family for noncompliance, and undesirables (read; whites, conservatives) will be hauled off to 'quarantine camps', where they'll all perish. No reason to end up in a ditch here when you could be eating fish tacos in the Caribbean.
>>1864 The Yucatan is a lovely climate. I spent some time in Belizean jungle and really enjoyed it. The beaches at your new spot sound stupendous. Good luck to everyone.
>>1864 >>401k That's really going to suck when the economy goes. Yeah, I'll be looking for alternatives before too long is the plan.
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>>1867 And yeah i know there are a lot of little issues.
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>>1870 A cute. Nice work Lance.
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>>1873 >>1870 Not sure which eyelashes I prefer
Can someone here give me the 411 on IPFS please?
Checking in so you know I'm not dead Pic unrelated btw
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>>1876 Is it just me and you now?
>>1877 >>1878 Lol, I figured you all literally unplugged and fucked off the Caribbean with Gunship. Can't say as I'd blame you, wish I could too. mpv --loop=inf --no-video MommyBot9000_castle_lullaby.webm
>>1879 Anoncafe has been having a lot of issues with posting lately, trying again with RoboMommy...
>>1879 >>1880 Fix your shit Anoncafe! :^) w/e, you can hear it from the horse's mouth yourself. https://smuglo.li/monster/res/57785.html#86095
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>>1879 I very nearly did fuck off (not to the Caribbean) and abandon everything, but I panicked and turned around at the eleventh hour came to the realization that no matter what happens next, I'll be better off here in familiar territory than who knows where. Years ago, I came to the realization that my life will forever be defined by my own self-inflicted misery, and no change in my corporeal situation will alter this. Only now has this realization begun to cement itself. By the way, Lance, your state is flat and boring.
>>1883 >and no change in my corporeal situation will alter this. I get that. But gunship is right, and your 'corporeal situation' (nice one btw) is being plotted out by a bunch of literally demon-infested bad guys. They mean to put all of us in a ditch somewhere -- and then torch the entire lot, no doubt. I'm not so absorbed in this life that I want to cling to it out of mere habit. If I go down, I fancy I'd like to go down fighting same as the next chap. Reality has a way of making a fool me at times, so we'll see. At least I'm not going into this gigantic shitstorm ahead of us all with my eyes tightly-closed, head in the sand. I just pray that God preserves us through it all. Ultimately He will of course, so there's a real comfort in that knowledge, come what may. this site posting crap has gone on long enough at this point (48+ hrs) that is seems apparent Anoncafe is under attack. I'm curious why no word of it in /meta/ from the Admins yet?
>>1883 I know it is>>1885
>>1883 I know it is >>1885 The site is shit and has always been shit about posting If every time that I had trouble posting it was because the site was "under attack" then it'd have never not been under attack since I first came here.
BTW, been feeling a bit lightheaded today and yesterday. I've been drinking a lot of water, so I'm not sure what the deal is, but I suspect I'm a little anemic. Just ate a ton of breakfast cereal with high iron content as well as some meats, and a whole bunch of vegetables and stuff, so we'll see if that helps at all or if I actually have something else wrong with me. Hope it's not a hemorrhoid or something. That'd suck. Sleeping now.
If I'm feeling any better tomorrow, going to be switching my car back to summer tires and doing some cleaning.
If I'm feeling any better tomorrow, going to be switching my car back to summer tires and doing some cleaning.
>>1879 I spend very little time on the computer these days. The internet as a whole is a slum crowded by the hedonistic and narcissistic, with little avenue for discussion outside the commodification of self and identity. I have been spending most of my time studying antiquity and theology, and it has been a very pleasant month. I will by leaving for the Caribbean around the second week of next month. First and foremost, I plan to rent a place and establish a 'base camp' of sorts. From there though, who knows. Having established and furnished a residence by the beach, I could come and go as I pleased while the US declines. A flight to Mexico can be arranged at the drop of a hat, and certainly I am prescient enough to not have to worry about being stuck here 'after hours,' so to speak. A few months up here, many months down there. Absent any real roots now, I might even go see Asia for awhile. Daytrading continues to be profitable, and political/societal concerns have become a distant memory. As always, all here are welcome to join me. Beach-side housing in Mexico ranges from $130-320 a month, depending on location and size, and your total cost of living is under $500 a month. One of these days, I wish to organize a mailing list or such of reasonably knowledgeable people. One of the worst aspects of the internet currently is how compartmentalized it has become. Increasingly, you go to one place to discuss politics with a bunch of identical shells of people who have framed their entire identity around such, and then you go over to another site to discuss video games with a yet different set of identical shells of people who have made gaming their identity. If the internet were a building, its parking lot would be filled with SUVs covered in 'proud pitbull mama' bumper stickers; a population whose lives can be grouped neatly solely by that which they consume. But I am rambling. >>1888 You would know if it was a hemorrhoid. Internal hemorrhoids are painless, but if it is bleeding enough to make you anemic, there would be quite a bit of blood. Ulcers, gastritis, etc are more likely to cause anemia through bleeding, but most people would recognize the symptoms of those too. Iron supplements work great, but take awhile. Consider also, low blood sugar. Eat well, get plenty of sleep, and spend time out in the sun. Consider a CBC w/diff at your GP if it doesn't clear up soon. Happy Easter, all.
>>1892 He is Risen!
>>1885 There are two important things to keep in mind as you consider the fate of society. Firstly, you are observing events through a God's-eye perspective. A court case in DC, a troubling event in Boston, idpol insanity in San Francisco. Things appear to move much faster when you consider the state of the entire country at once. But how are things with you, right now? Outside my window it is a beautiful spring afternoon. The scrub jays are squawking, and a nice breeze is finally airing out the house after a very cold winter. The decline of Western civilization is likely not camped out in your back yard. Were this the 19th century, I would probably have never even known about Covid, save for newspaper articles. Politics has never not been a depressing affair, but you live in a unique time where you have the opportunity to consume an entire country's worth of it at any given moment. The writing is on the wall, but the time frame is a very open ended question. From market crashes to tyranny, Preppers have been taking to the woods to avoid such a fate since before you were born, and yet here we still are. In the prehistory of the 1990's, I was living in Los Angeles, not far from a ghetto (where the Negroes congregated). On a near daily basis, you heard stories about the crime down in the ghetto; the murders, robberies, etc. The talk of the neighborhood was always how the ghetto would someday spread to consume us all. Other naive people thought they could 'clean up' the ghetto and lift those people out of poverty. Well, to this day, that ghetto is still there, and the neighborhood I lived in still worries about it. Historically, neither the most pessimistic nor optimistic of predictions ever happens; what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun. Secondly, the degree of conspiracy is certainly questionable. One of the most prominent themes of any aristocracy is not how much how they conspired against the working class, but rather, how little attention they paid to it. Politics is not so much a neatly ordered bunch of capitalists smiling down menacingly on everyone else. It is more so a collection of numerous petty cliques fighting among themselves. It's not even an issue of left vs right, nor party vs party. It's just opportunistic neoliberals pursuing ever greater wealth while the country declines materially and spiritually in the background. The amount of cooperation and coordination to arrange some of these conspiracies would just be staggering, and sadly real life is rarely that interesting. A great example of this can be seen in the media. For decades, people fancied the media to be some syndicate of intelligent operatives, clear-headedly planning out their deceptions in pursuit of some state-sponsored goal. Then Twitter came long. It turns out that journalists and editors are just a petty clique of narcissistic manchildren who went to the same school in New York and interact with the same social circle. All of whom desperately long for in-group status and latch on to whatever grift might take them there. CNN's vendetta against Trump was literally just Jeff Zucker's personal grudge, picked up as a trend by other outlets who noticed the profitability in outrage. Lastly, it is important to recognize that although individuals are largely powerless to change the direction of society around them, they still have total control over their own happiness. If you live by the capital, you will invariably die by the capital. But as I've always said, there is no reason to take on the debt of a new auto loan or a student loan. You do not need to chase consumerism through constantly buying entertainment. You don't need a house filled with piles of crap. You don't need to hop into the tumultuous lifestyle of a tech career and all that it entails. The less you embrace modern society, the more insulated you will be from it, and the less tied down you will be. Live simply, don't spend money, work honestly. You will want for little, envy few, and find fulfillment easily. You won't be saddled with obligations that tie you to one area and all of its social problems. You could live simply in rural Nebraska or Vietnam with few considerations. "For all that is in the world — the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions — is not from the Father, but is from the world."
>>1894 Thanks Gunship for that wonderful wisdom. I confess that I've begun moving into the stage where a primary internal dialogue is fast becoming "How will I sell my life dearly, when they come to inject me with their poison by force?" But you're right -- atm it's a beautiful day outside my window. The Lord's admonition to "Work while it is day..." should be my focus atm. I'm young & healthy & smarter than the average bear. I should be using all that for the greater good while I can, and just trust God that He will carry me through the absolutely demonic trials that are coming. He'll give me the grace to die meaningfully as He sees fit when the time comes, if needs be. For now, I (and the rest of us) should just stay the proper course. God bless you, 'Uncle Gunship', Happy Easter! :^)
>>1895 Honestly, the last couple of months have been fairly optimistic. Not in terms of the direction of the country or society (haha!), but in terms of the state not being able to project the kind of power that could send us to hell in a hand-basket overnight. On Covid, the state has been wholly unable to enforce anything. Even California has been officially reopening. Locked away in your bedroom, you might read doom and gloom articles on the news or frantic social media posts from the terminally online, but outside your window, no one gives a shit about Covid. Your local Walmart is undoubtedly overflowing with people. I see fewer people wearing masks, even in the neoliberal hellhole of CA. The beaches are packed, people are returning to their offices. Easter marks the first holiday where the government's stance on it hasn't been "whatever your plans, cancel them." For all of the conspiracies of Covid sending us into permanent lockdowns, life is pretty normal once you step away from the internet - where one side cries hysterically about 'trust the science, wear the mask!' and the other side is forecasting the End of Times. The vaccines are looking to be at worst, a money grab, but the time frame for them to have become some apocalyptic vehicle for genocide is fastly closing. The sheer number of people that would have to be in on that conspiracy is just unfathomable anyway. Aside from the standard severe reactions in a minority of the population, hundreds of millions of people have not dropped dead. And while we may not fully understand the long term effects for a decade, the historical time frame for these issues to emerge is within the first eight weeks. Whatever 'vaccine passport' might come about is going to be a total sham. The door greeter at Walmart can't even check receipts properly, they're not going to chase you through the store to verify your vaccination status before letting you purchase bananas. Whatever leftish takeover of Congress we might have seen has vanished. The darling children of the left, AOC and Sanders, have caved to neoliberalism and are now tripping over themselves to praise Biden's administration and look past its faults. While Sanders was always a spineless coward, AOC is undeniably an opportunistic grifter. It is politics as always. The retarded MAGA right continues undaunted, however. I remember reading Biden's infrastructure plan the other day; the usual affair of accomplishing little except to make the rich richer. Yet when I checked Breitbart, it was announced under the headline, "Socialism Comes To America." Hilarious. The future of the country is grim. The Pentagon is itching for a war with China because it predicts that by 2035, it would not be winnable (and China needs a unifying force before the CCP comes undone). Corporatism continues to wreak material havoc on the direction of society, while our government looks for new and profitable ways to bring the War On Terror home. I encourage everyone to leave for greener pastures. But if you do nothing else, get off the fucking internet. You're looking at a culture war fought by people that haven't seen the sun in over a year, and are surrounded only by their piss bottles. Half of the normie internet is dominated by people whose only concern in life is their gender; how they define it and how others may define it. The world outside your front door would be decidedly alien to anyone living off news articles and screenshots of social media posts. If I might recommend a book on our present time, particularly to you, Anon, it is The City of God, by Augustine of Hippo. Rome had just been sacked by the Visigoths, the Empire was collapsing economically and politically. While the Republic was founded on masculine ideals of duty, honor, and competition, the Roman Empire had been marked by hedonism, consumption, and greed. As the Empire collapsed, people flocked to the bishop for insight on how to handle it, and what to believe in. The bishop, known today as Saint Augustine, wrote The City of God in answer. In it, Augustine lays out the fruitless search for happiness those that immerse themselves in the moral decline and earthly possessions of the City of Man will find, in contrast to the acceptance and peace of the City of God. We are lucky to have been born at a time when we can see our future in our past. As always, nothing new under the sun.
>>1896 >The City of God, by Augustine of Hippo Alright, I will. I've found a copy of and I'll begin working my way through it. I'll begin working on your other advice as well. It will be difficult, but I'm sure it will be a positive. Thanks again Gunship.
>>1897 >I've found a copy of Here are the sources btw, in case anyone's interested. Includes an amateur audiobook reading of what appears to be the most common English translation. https://librivox.org/the-city-of-god-by-st-augustine-of-hippo/ https://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf102 I already learned that the Visigoths actually spared Romans from slaughter, all who fled to Churches and Christian sanctuaries. Sure isn't the story I've heard before.
More reason to hate red hat from one of the usual suspects (red hat employs him still iirc)
>>1899 P.S. Sorry for taking 1900, I actually was content with 1899 but I thought of something else as usual Anime profile pictures probably aren't helping them make a case. But they were respectful
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>>1899 Red Hat, who's that?
>>1899 >...you accuse us of controlling people's minds with vaccinations... Keke. Freudian slip? He seems a bit on edge tbh. :)
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>>1900 Having had time to read this, it is as always, a case of autists who don't know how to prioritize their efforts. 1: Poettering's stance makes perfect real-world sense; you want a sane default that is reliably backed by heavy infrastructure. Google's DNS server's aren't going anywhere, and this is important in the enterprise world (and this is Red Hat after all, not Arch Linux). Is Google good? No. Would using something like OpenDNS' nameservers go over well with corporate? Absolutely not. 2: The is obviously going to come down to per-distro defaults at installation, and going after systemd for it is just idiotic. Rather than throw a fit with a corporate product run by a known authoritarian, take that energy to a distro's forum, where the community can make meaningful changes to the default DNS server. But of course, no. What a batshit priority anyway. Gen Z can barely type at a non-phone keyboard, much less install Linux. Google's Android, with all of the privacy issues, is becoming the default in embedded devices where linux once reigned. But the concern of the day for these people is who owns the box serving magic numbers to users of an OS numbering less than 2% of consumers? Living in an absolute cave. >Anime profile pictures probably aren't helping them make a case. Having made the sacrifice of looking up which character that avatar belonged to, it is none other than (hilariously) a Google Chrome mascot. Across every website this lad uses, he rails against Google's DNS servers under a Chrome avatar. I'll bet you all the money in the world that Chrome overrides your OS' DNS servers in favor of Google's. The lad is also (of course) nineteen, and writes with the starry-eyed naivety of a high schooler that was lied to by a USMC recruiter at the mall, and is now on the bus to MCRD San Diego. In a lengthy post on his blog, pic related is his reasoning as to why Linux has not been adopted. Could it be that the 'masses' come home to veg out in front of social media and streaming sites, and have no idea what Linux even is, much less how to install and use it? Could it be that the average person has zero interest whatsoever in how their computer works? Might the lack of Linux pre-installations at Best Buy be because there is a financial incentive from very large companies to not do that? No, it's because the Linux community is kind of mean sometimes. Some people have heads only to keep the rain out of their neck. This is unimportant, obviously; this retard wasn't the focus of the original post. I was just checking out that avatar, and was quickly reminded why I don't use the internet much anymore.
>>1904 For you Gunship, in thanks for revealing who 'Uncle Ted' actually is, versus my previous only dim perception based solely on the corporate-controlled media lies. > I've been very slowly working my way through The City of God. It's been a rather painful experience in some ways. :^)
If I want to de-botnetize myself and stop being underweight, where should I start? I already began with changing from Firefox to IceCat with a whole bunch of addons once the Jan. 6 letter happened, and I use libreoffice now, but I'm still on Wangblows and all of the garbage that implies - just bandaids for a fucking gunshot wound. Should I start with getting a laptop with some easy to understand Linux distro or just going balls deep and straight dual booting OpenBSD with zero regard for consequences? Note that I have precisely no fucking clue, but still want to at least try. I know I sound stupid, and I know I sound dumb, but I really want to see if it's possible - to make progress on removing the bugman antennae. My family has an old, unused computer that I ditched for a fresh one a while ago and it's sitting in some old room somewhere right now, should I try that? I've also heard a few things about systemd and all, and I think I should be worried judging from what people have been saying about it, but I just don't think I'm competent enough to go for any of the good distros still remaining, 'cause I haven't even touched Linux yet. All I want is to be just one person who entered the scene during the post-phone age to consider the option of avoiding insectoiditude.
>>1906 I don't know what your level of computer knowledge is or your general situation, but as a general rule I recommend taking the same route I did, and dumping Windows full-stop for an easy Lunix distro. Roughly nine years ago, I had to get a new laptop because the one I was using (it had Vista, which I liked) broke. The new laptop had Windows 8, which I hated. At the time, I had heard of Linux, but knew next to nothing about it, and my general computer knowledge was limited to DOS and some general hardware concepts (I never bothered getting into the nitty-gritty of Windows). I decided to go for Mint, because I heard that it's stable and easy to use, and I had virtually no problems aside from the very mild headache of finding some new programs to replace the few I used in Windows that didn't have a Linux version. Games aside, there are very, very few applications that don't exist on Linux in one form or another. The only ones I can think of are extremely specific to some of the hard sciences (mainly those that involve working with specialized hardware), and even that gap is slowly closing. The gaming situation isn't even bad on Linux anymore either, despite what braindead "gamer" community might tell you. My Steam library has over a hundred games I'll get around to playing them all someday, I swear and virtually all of them work just fine with Linux. If you really want to switch over, then just fucking do it. Install Mint (or whatever easy-mode distro you want, really) and don't look back. Unless you absolutely have to work with some specialized piece of hardware that needs Windows, then it really is as simple as the installation process. Don't worry about anything else, don't worry about the command line, don't worry about the software, you can get to that if and when you absolutely have to. Now I use Windows for one thing and one thing only: Zune software, because I want music in my car and I refuse to use the radio or my phone to get it. For that, I just have Vista on a cheap used laptop that I only bother to look at a few times a year.
>>1907 >Mint as the proper escape route from the MicroStasi Wangblows gulag. This is correct. >upboated +1 >liked >re-blogged They also have a very active IRC channel expressly intended to help victims of the evil man, Bill Gates, come in from the code. The Mint Hexchat install has it listed as a built-in channel.
>>1906 You can deal with removing Systemdicks later, Anon. After all security & privacy is like fruit hanging from a tree -- don't be the low-hanging fruit. For now, just get the fuck off NSA 10. Cold.effin.turkey. Then gradually, you can find your skill level on Linux and stay as shallow or go as deep dive as you want from there. But first things first, get rid of the botnet OS from your life.
>>1908 >"the evil man, Bill Gates" I like the sound of that, it's got a ring to it. All one word ofc -- and roughly speaking, by definition. The Evil Man, Bill Gates Vote for The Evil Man, Bill Gates, as President of the World, all you earthlings
>>1905 Thanks, glad it's been helpful. I would also like to recommend Rubicon by Tom Holland, though not for any grand reason. I first read it fifteen or so years ago, and I remember it filling me with a sense of ambition. I don't quite know why, as it is just a (very well written) narrative history. But I enjoyed it thoroughly, and decided to reread it again last month. Those same productive feelings have returned, and I hope they might benefit others too. >>1906 >where should I start? The computer is the botnet, lad. That's the hardest pill to swallow. I could advise you to spend thousands of hours researching how to administer OpenBSD, set up your own network infrastructure, use PGP, etc, all for the purpose of navigating an increasingly shrinking portion of the internet. But all of that is the wrong answer to the right question. Life passes you by while you stay locked in your bedroom trying to find the 'right' way to interact with big corporate websites and their consumers. Download and install Fedora, it's solid and no-hassle at all (there are other perfectly acceptable distros as well). Use whatever browser you want (other than Chrome). Use the computer to get things done, and then go spend the rest of your day living a fulfilling life. Exercise, read Ted, learn a wide set of employable and personal skills, manage your finances well so you can retire early on passive income, help your community, find meaning in life. Allocate a brief period of online leisure in the evening, and then go to bed. Systemd has no bearing in the real world. You won't spend your final hours in a rest home wishing you had found the right tiling window manager or playing more video games. These are all distractions; an illusion of choice that keeps you miserable and mired in trivialities while unable to grasp the bigger picture. Show me anyone that spends a significant amount of time online, and I will show you a basket-case of depression wallowing in meaninglessness. >stop being underweight If you mean physically, that's pretty easy if you're willing to work at it. It will improve your self confidence and you'll feel immensely better about yourself. I would just need to know where we're starting; rough age, how underweight are we talking, what is your diet like, are you a cripple, etc?
>>1911 >Rubicon by Tom Holland Thank you, I have it now and look forward to reading it Gunship. Interestingly, I was recently learning what 'Rubicon' even meant (in a different context than ours here). Basically, once you 'cross the Rubicon' you have openly committed to your goals, come what may. And for everyone to see. Pretty motivating decision I'd say. :^)

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