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 No.27[Reply]

Whoops, sorry, lost my Oculus Rift.
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>>31
i just wanna use it as a virtual screen

 No.171

I still have my Virtual Boy. I do need to get a replacement stand for it though.

 No.556

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I used to have an oculus (dont remember the model) where you put your smartphone in and can play games on the oculus store. It was fun, but it got booring soon. I really want that vr gaming gets better because maybe we can be like parzival from the film "oasis"

 No.591

>>556
>parzival from the film "oasis"
umean ready player one?

 No.593

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>>591
yeah I meant ready player one.



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 No.539[Reply]

The Distributed Wired is coming, anons. Just at the time that we need it most, too.

>The Brave browser recently added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol in its beta release channel (desktop only).

>IPFS is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol that can be used in web browsers to visit websites that are hosted by the website’s visitors instead of a central web server.
>This is called the distributed web.
>When you open an IPFS link (ipfs://example/) in Brave, it will open it using a public web-gateway server by default. Gateways are public web servers that proxy content from the IPFS network via a traditional web server.

https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ipfs.html

I actually haven't downloaded Brave yet. Has anyone here tried it?
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 No.575

Dont know what IPFS is, but I use Brave because it has got a nice adblocker

 No.576

i use brave because i like orange and i like tigers so i use brave

 No.577

I like the idea of IPFS. The real problem is getting people to use it. Doesn't matter if it solves all our problems if people don't use it. Like how Trump didn't get on gab when he was banned from twitter. Missed the opportunity to get millions of people out of a censorship regime and onto a freer platform. Now that mozilla and google are going to start censor stuff from the browser, as well as from search engines, I only hope that people will switch to free software instead of adapting to their total control.

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>>576
It is actually a lion, but yeah the icon looks nice.

 No.580

>>539
>I actually haven't downloaded Brave yet. Has anyone here tried it?
After seeing this thread, I decided to take this version of Brave for a test drive. To see a somewhat mainstream browser support IPFS is heartening. IPFS seemed to load faster then I remember from the last time I looked into it during early testing. It was like at whatever point Tor began to not seem so impractically slow to use regularly. Brave's IPFS interface worked well aside from the fact that cutting and pasting links was a slight hassle and didn't seem fully integrated yet. Nitpicking over a small user experience issue though.
Brave browser is an interesting concept, but it is too bloated for my tastes. Interesting in that there are things like Tor and IPFS all wrapped up in one software package, but that's also the reason I dislike it. Would rather implement both those things separately. I suppose Brave has it's place and I'll follow it's progress, but generally prefer "less is more" alternatives to Firefox and Chrome.
>>577
>The real problem is getting people to use it.
Maybe a browser like Brave offering support will help with that?
>how Trump didn't get on gab when he was banned from twitter
Or spin up a Fediverse instance, communicate through that, and give his supporters a forum on something less centralized and more censorship proof. The hippy cliche of "tune in, turn on, and drop out" is good advice for anyone dealing with the headaches of current year centralized internet services and it's surprising that the boomers, who should be most familiar with that phrase from their youth, can't seem to apply that philosophy to the interwebs.



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I wanted to use linux for everyday use while windows for gaming, so i dual booted manjaro and windows 10, but the parititon for manjaro is only 2gb and i cant increase it around 100gb, so now im going to use windows 10 for everything else normally while linux manjaro for tor browsing and wasting time ricing it up but i still want privacy + security on my linux so what should i know, install, or do in order to not be spied on by glowies?
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 No.433

Why can't you resize the partition?

 No.434

Resize your Windows partition and encrypt your linux partition with luks or something like that. Instead of default windows bootloader get grub ot refi

 No.435

shrink your windows partition and leave some space for linux. if it doesnt let you, it might be too fragmented

 No.561

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>>425
Basic security programs: icecat, anonsurf, onionshare, i2psnark, truecrypt 7.1a, KeepassXC.
Encrypt with luks. Add password to BIOS. Only store glowie shit on encrypted external drives. Use keepass to generate and store all passwords. Keep master pw in your head and no where else.
Good email providers: disroot and riseup. VPN of course.
Alternatively, do what >>426 said and keep tails on a bootable USB or create a partition for Qubes for fedposting purposes.

 No.562

Depending on threat model, making something like Manjaro "extremely secure" might be more trouble then it's worth. A lot of the hardening comes from the kernel and having the right dot files / configs in place to make best use of those features. Even if Manjaro offers hardened kernel in their repos, I'd imagine the OS might have to be tweaked a bit to take full advantage of it? And depending on how motivated the glow-in-the-darks are, hardware can also be a consideration. Many of the pros try and exploit the hardware as well as the software. Some red teams having designated driver experts writing custom exploits in assembly on a case by case basis.
These anons gave good advice
>>426
>Qubes OS, Whonix, Tails, or some combination thereof.
>>561
>Basic security programs…
There's also Kodachi live boot OS. I can't vouch for it since I haven't taken an in depth look at it, but it's a thing and thought it might be worth a mention ITT. Also, Parrot OS is an interesting project.
As an aside, one can even pick up some knowledge by looking at how Debian, and even Ubuntu, configure their distros. INB4 UBUNTU REEEEE! I know Ubuntu default desktop leaks meta-data and their implementation of systemd is bloated and would require a thread unto itself. I'm only referring to the fact that Debian and Ubuntu are commonly deployed as servers and have some sensible defaults in that regard that might be useful for some to look into.
Also, building upon a basic Alpine install is another interesting option. Potential to have something with a very small attack surface and somewhat of a security by obscurity factor compared to other distros.



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 No.144[Reply]

Have you ever operated a chan?

What does it take, in terms of memory, CPU, bandwidth and disk space to run a chan? Let's suppose it's at wirechan's posting rate.

What software is best? Vichan? Lynxchan?
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 No.520

I'm currently working on an imageboard engine.
It'll be written in C#.

If anyone has any questions or have any recommendations of features they'd like the engine to have let me know.
The goal is to create something that non-programmers can use. Something that's efficient and written as clearly as possible so beginners can learn from it.

If anyone has any questions lmk. Should be out in about a month,

 No.521

>>520
Is it going to be released under the AGPL? Why C#?

 No.522

>>521
It'll be open source, not sure under what license. Anyone will be free to steal it, use it, hack it whatever. There will also be an executable for ease of use.

Why C#:
1. The project started as a personal challenge. I'm not reading the source of vichan or tinychan I'm treating the boards as a blackbox and writing the code from the functionality I observe. I wanted to see if I could create an imageboard from scratch with a new language that would be useful for me in future projects.
2. C# has good performance
3. C# is easy to read so it'll allow newer programmers to reverse engineer the software and learn from it.
4. C# is hot in the market atm and I don't see it going away, making it valuable for people to learn about.

 No.523

>>522
Tinyboard*

 No.558

>>522
>>520
looking forward to it. do you have a repo we can follow?



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 No.553[Reply]

Is there a guide which will teach you everything that Lain knows? I'm looking for a complete collection of resources on computing, things that Lain would likely know. I will start with some basics.
https://github.com/alex/what-happens-when
https://www.nand2tetris.org/course
I am looking for things like this but complete, assembled together in one huge, nonrepetitive volume.


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 No.545[Reply]

https://fosdem.org/2021/
FOSDEM was last weekend, they are now uploading the recordings. Did you watch any of the talks? Are you planning to watch any of the recordings? Let's share interesting talks and discuss them!

 No.546

I usually collect around 30 talks to watch but end up only watching three of them.



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Is there any new, up and coming technology that makes you excited? I feel like everything new I hear about is either boring or outright designed to make our lives worse.
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 No.528

>>512
Free software will always have bugs like these.

 No.530

>>528
Just as it will always have people like >>511 fixing them.

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Technology can be old but gold, what makes it interesting to me is whether or not it is widely adopted and used.

Right now i am excited to get a Raspberry Pi and make my own VPN router, nothing new or revolutionary, just underutilized.

If you just want something new on the horizon then mine would be VR tech, defo some scary problems to consider, but that is what they said about the internet (and still do), i am hoping for a creative explosion like the start of the internet had back in the day.

Hopefully we can use VR to create new interesting spaces to escape the current status quo, if but for a time.

 No.534

>>528
but anyone can fix them

 No.536

>>534
How many bugs did you fix so far?



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 No.472[Reply]

comments?
parazine_xyz

 No.473

Not much content yet, unless it's hidden somewhere.

 No.474

I remember browsing parazite (the onion website) back in 2013, good times

 No.495

What's this board focused on?

 No.496

Seems very bare bones for a place that calls itself a zine. And it's only article has many spelling mistakes. I'd also argue the problems the author faces are already solved with Distro's like Ubuntu, Mint, and Pop! OS. I personally don't like the idea of centralizing Linux.



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Is 4GB of ram still normal in present day? I switched from 2GB and everything works perfectly. For me personally, it is enough.
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 No.465

>>462
yeah, a big part of the issue is consumer grade computers and professional computers are kind of blurring together; you have spotty 13 year old boys in their bedrooms using rigs that would be powerful enough to be a professional workstation. if consumer computers get capped at a certain level, then hopefully consumer software stays less resource heavy. plus it'd encourage pro software (daws, 3d modelling software, etc) to optimize better to get to da consoomers

 No.466

>>174
I hope never, I use a t400 with 6GB of ram, and I don't know why i bothered on plugging the 4 GB stick because i never use more than 2 gbs

 No.468

>>466
Unused RAM is wasted RAM.

 No.470

>>468
How can i use it?

 No.471

>>470
Compile something of reasonable size with LTO, it will make your computer swap like crazy.



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Does anyone here still use a CRT?
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 No.275

I use one as my 2nd monitor. It was my family's first monitor, and it still works pretty well. 1280x1024 at 60hz, but i run it at a lower resolution to get 75hz out of it.
I don't use it as a main monitor because I enjoy the sharpness of my 1080p 60hz asus monitor. On my main, my sharpness is at 90/100.

 No.400

I have 1 or 2, but unfortunately I can't use them because no VGA on computer :^(

 No.401

>>6
no why would i use that

 No.412

>>66
Better coloration.

 No.469

>>400
Grab an adapter. I have an HDMI to VGA and there is also DVI-D to VGA



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