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What is even a good email provider to use anymore?
>inb4 selfhost your email
most info taken from: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/email.html
probably incomplete quick list, but you could read the dippity dopper article for more information

<gmail, yahoo, etc.
>big corpo trash
>sells data to 3rd party advertisers
>Shady metadata policy (retained for an indefinite amount of time)
>URLs in onion hidden service site point to the clearnet (information is from 2019, cannot reconfirm as the hidden service never loads as of the time writing this)
>Account creation verification blocks some email domains from being used to verify the account (Riseup and possibly cock.li domains for example)
>Doesn't allow usage of your own PGP keys and forces their private keys generated on their servers instead through a JS web interface, many backdoors
>Requires to use their stupid bridge thing for mail clients, possible backdoor
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I'm using Posteo now. I don't think it's waste for paying 1 eur per month. How about you guys?
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Trying it it out now, little dated apperance wise but as long as its functional i dont care.Have to migrate all my shit from Protonmail
>>95 (OP) 
A mail provider service's TOS follows their hosting provider's TOS which you might have not read at all.
It's a chain of terms of service, even if your mail provider claims to never do logs over their "users", they would still do logs when they take legal notice from their hosting provider which takes legal notice from some country of origin (local or domestic).
>we never do logs unless it is abuse or fraud
This is very vague, especially the term abuse.
This applies to no-logs services like mail, DNS, etc.
Abuse  abnormal use  above normal || not normal
Fraud is also a vague term. Claiming x=y where x is a company can be considered a fraud.
The term stretches out to having one fake/false information, and even as simple as using tor will be considered fraud, keep in mind detection systems can mark you for abuse by being in IPs that had been marked for abuse.

Vagueness is how they get around their supposed "promises".
If you're someone who is above normal users or someone who uses their service a lot, generates a lot of traffic or requests than average, a power user then they can and will treat you as either a bot/spam or mark it for abuse and treat your supposedly TBD (to be deleted) logs as abuse in which case they can store it forever and can now share your data to all third parties.
Mind you they only protect their "users" and not "abnormal users"
Abuse  abnormal use  above normal || not normal
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>>95 (OP) 
I don't recommend digdeeper. He relies too much on T&Cs and knows actually very little about anything in the tech sphere. If someone does not update his articles for him, he won't update them for months/ever.

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>I’ve been working as a mobile developer for 12 years. I’m a straight white male who knows what I am doing in my occupation. But lately I’m struggling to find another place to work.
>I applied for a job at DuckDuckGo, and got told to go fuck myself right away. So I reapplied as a black lesbian 5 years of experience who can’t program or spell. They are moving me to the 2nd round of interviews.
>What do we do in an industry that fucks straight white men over so relentlessly? >Do I just become a NEET? Feeling down and super blackpilled atm. Fuck this gay clown world where nothing makes any sense.
Source: https://varishangout.com/index.php?threads/duckduckgo-ignore-highly-qualified-white-man-interested-in-black-queen.509/
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>>3357 (OP) 
I am transvaccinated. I am valid and you need to respect my pronouns or get cancelled.
There seems to be few options, either work in smaller business, ideally remotely to offset living cost; or beat them in their game, choose all races and gender on your jewedin profile and dress like a clown in the interview.
>>3357 (OP) 
this belong in news thread
Lol, that name:
cuckcuckgo is a tentacle belonging to the nose tribe.
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>> Do i just become a NEET ?

maybe occasionally take a small order for a website & dont pay taxes
put your skills to decentralizing/federating the internet

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>try to search something on an invidious fork
>as per usual, it doesn't work
>end up needing to search on invidio.us and open every link to see which fork is working today
Is this because of Jewgle's mischief or host incompetence?
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Fuck off white knight.
In the last few days there are more and more strange posts, at this point it can't even be a bot since bots learn from users. Did a eceleb advertise the webring on insta or something? 

I use iteroni.com and i don't remember it being down much.
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The variety of strange posts seems to be coming from different people at different time. It may be just a number of newcomers making 1-2 posts.
Also use pipe-viewer.
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How is pipe-viewer related to what i said?
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pipe-viewer with invidious api tries all known instances automatically.

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Today is Windows XP's 20th birthday. Say something nice about it.
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It's spyware, but lightweight spyware.
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It's old spyware with good fonts. And many classic reaction images were made in xp ms paint.
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It made using a computer fun, even if you had nothing to do, by providing interesting games and multimedia programs out of the box. And it was also very stable despite the "cartoonish" (at the time) look, since it was built on the rock solid Windows 2000.
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Space Cadet Pinball is to this day the best pinball I've ever played.
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What do you think is the most complicated piece of software? Like if someone were to attempt making an alternative that has comparable features and performance, what piece of software would be the hardest to match?

You might instinctively say operating systems, but I think they're actually pretty simple relatively speaking. I think the main reason many people don't make them from scratch is that there's a huge barrier of entry, you can't even program it normally and will have to set some assembly and weird data sections, you don't really get experience for that kind of thing anywhere so you have to learn from some half assed guides how to do it. And if you got it going, the most complicated part would be hardware drivers, but in my opinion those don't count as part of the OS, rather they're a bridge between the OS and the hardware. It would also be hard to define what drivers count as being part of the OS and what don't.

Next is web browsers, but similarly, I think they're not as complicated as they may at first seem. Instead of being somehow advanced, there's just a lot of shit in them, I'm sure a lot of people could make a web browser if given enough time in a time chamber. I suppose that counts as being complicated though.

My candidates for the most complex pieces of software are Photoshop and Unreal Engine. My reasoning is that if you wanted to make an alternative that has the same features, almost nobody could do it no matter how much time you gave them. A lot o
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The problem with the web isn't so much the standards it runs on, the problem is that browsers at some point started compensating for common mistakes people made. This then morphed into people not considering those things mistakes anymore and making even more egregious mistakes. 
This, much like some features of modern compilers, made the actual display of websites unpredictable because the browsers have effectively ceased following the standards as written. 
A standard is holy and should never be implemented in anything but a literal way by any program. Otherwise it ceases to be a standard. If a standard needs a change, change the standard, not the implementation.

That being said, it's unrealistic not to count "displaying the web as-is" as a task and instead expect the entire world to switch to some new thing. The internet is too large for that, this isn't the 90s anymore. Otherwise, you may well count replacing the entire street network to be able to support hydrogen-fueled heavy tanks as the main vehicle an altogether easy job.
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>much like some features of modern compilers
What are you thinking of here? I can think of multiple compilers that take the standard as "holy" and use it to justify all kinds of wack shit (especially in the C world) but not many that accept horribly wrong crap in some misguided attempt to "do what I mean". I guess you can find this in a few languages though.

It's also worth noting that many browsers don't follow the standard precisely because the standards are such rancid shit. It's the combination of bad standards and ignored standards that makes the web awful.
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>>3266 (OP) 
IBM Maximo
> I can think of multiple compilers that take the standard as "holy" and use it to justify all kinds of wack shit
And they're completely right.
I'm sorry but if you can't even follow your language's standard your code has severe bugs in it and it's not the compiler that is to blame.

If you want to look for something that compilers actually get wrong then have a look at clang/gcc adding security bugs to programs every time you clear sensitive data with memset, and how both refuse to fix this and we need functions like explicit_bzero.
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Well which one is it, are they completely right or do they get memset wrong? The exact same logic underlies both. Which category would (x + 12 < x) as a signed overflow check on a machine with wraparound fall into? When GCC started "optimizing" that one out, the responsible maintainer replied "the standard allows this so it's your problem, fix your code" to everyone who complained, like a broken record.

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We talk all the time about our preferred operating systems, programs, and window managers, but how do you think software affects people beyond productivity? Can an operating system push people towards creativity or make them lazy? Can chat protocols or different kinds of message boards shape how people think and act? Does using a window manager or the raw virtual console benefit you as a person more than suffering through Gnome Shell? Or are all our software choices just personal tastes that don't affect anything?
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>>265 (OP) 
By prioritizing bigger problems first like Gimp's developers are finally doing. I'll take all of Gimp 2.99's refactoring, better support for color space (the biggest issue holding professionals back from using Gimp, not muh squares), and other improvements over a dinky square tool anyday.
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Firstly a geometric shape tool is much more fundamental and important to much more people than some color spaces, secondly "professionals" aren't going to give a shit about Gimp for a long long time when they can just pay $40 to get Affinity Photo which does everything 50 times better, thirdly it would take a day or two to add a geometric shape tool to the program, and fourthly Krita, the program you're suggesting as an alternative is the apex example of completely fucked up priorities.
Tried this? https://www.pinta-project.com/
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>when you e-beg but accidentally make your web service look worthless
>>265 (OP) 
>can something a person experiences affect them
Yes, absolutely. Like all things, if you get used to using computers to do things, you will get used to thinking in certain ways. This is particularly obvious when you talk about something like communication and expression of ideas, just look at twitterniggers making 140-char "hot takes" with 0 content vs imageboards where you have all the time in the world to make and edit a longpost.
This also pops up in programming languages. I have no idea what the hell a monad is other than some academic shit Haskellfags love and I can't imagine how it could make my code neater, but since people port them to other languages there's clearly some kind of benefit to it. I don't know, I think in terms of procedures and macros and state because those are the ways I've been using to tell a computer what to do for so long.

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Excuse me for the low quality thread, but
Yes, I stole these screenshots from Twitter. News this fucking retarded does not deserve a good thread.
The absolute fucking state of Microsoft.
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Man can't wait for all the normalfags to abandon their old computers for new ones that support windows 11. Will the price of hardware drop even more due to this? Will I get to have an old laptop as cheap as a used phone?
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There are tons of them on ebay already?
Not as useful as it used to be considering that all computers made in the last 10 years are fucking garbage.
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>Still sticking with spyware.
Where do you think you are?
Install Ubuntu Mate

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>invest in an expensive mechanical keyboard because if I'm typing on it all day anyway then it might as well be the best I can get
>find a keyboard with "speed silver" switches because supposed to be quiet and I hate pressing the keys very deep down
>turns out the fucking brick is thicker than your mom and I have to bend my hands up in an awkward way
>keys activate at like 20% the way down, which means you have literally no physical feedback whatsoever for when it activates
>need to press the keys almost a whole centimeter before it's at the bottom
>loud as fuck "clack" sound if the key hits the bottom
>the fucking keys are laid in a niggerlicious concave curve where I need to lift my fingers higher to press the key above the current one
I've literally never touched a keyboard that felt worse to use, this thing cost like $200 or something. I could have gotten one for cheaper but this was the only one of it's type that didn't have disco lights all over it. Speaking of which, it's almost impossible to find a mechanical keyboard that doesn't bleed rainbow lights out of it's ass, some of them even advertise themselves as having "blinding lights".

Are mechanical keyboards the biggest meme in computers? I've used a flat chiclet keyboard (
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Testers for some of the worst switches that you can get, and then picked the worst one of those.
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With a few more dollars I can get myself a nice silent mouse and keyboard combo, wireless via dongle or bluetooth. Take care of your wallet anon.
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You could get a piece of shit. One that wouldn't last very long.

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My cheap ass dongle wireless mouse works perfectly fine even after I hit it with a hammer, never lag once. Don't know about Bluetooth but I have only had bad experience with that. Not a problem though because they usually have both options now. Next time I would like to buy a rechargeable one so I don't have to waste money buying battery every 3 months.
>being this poor

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According to this: https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/security-privacy-advice.html Linux is bad from security perspective, author advises you to use WIndows 10 in S mode, macOS or ChromeOS for more securit. Is it true or he is biased?
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Good, keep spamming the same mentally retarded shit and see more and more people siding with your enemy. No amount of technical knowledge will save your cause if one keeps being a 4channy on the the internet.
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No him. More retarded users leave Linux alone the better. No more freedesktop faggotry, shitd, dbus, all of those shit are because of having to cater to them which let (((redhat))) gained control over major distros. Side all you want with an inferior OS. Fuck off with that shit, more users is not always better. Majority of human living are niggers, go to Africa with them. Importing niggers inevitably lead to degeneration. Can't you see them same happening in your fucking country now? And you propose welcoming more niggers because they will be scared away? Let them be, better yet, keep them in Windows and Macshit. I am going to shill on plebbit and 4/g/ to make sure that happens.
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The reverse psychology is working as intended.
Freedesktop, maybe. Systemdicks and dbus going away isn't going to happen as this is what the corporate sponsors of Linux want - FAGMAN, Redhat, etc. Doesn't have anything to do with normalfags. What could become worse is general userland experience, thanks to more software hitching itself to Gnomefags that will continue to poorly imitate Apple and development of Wayland being rushed to the point of creating a pile of shit full of security holes identical to X.
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Systemd and dbus ARE Freedesktop. It's actually remarkable how much of the cancer plaguing modern Linux goes back to that group.

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is this really what sex will be like in the future?
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Speed running the Net for cybersexual encounters?
None of this looks very comfortable or sexy. Add in some disgusting biotech faggotry and you could pass this off as a Cruelty Squad shitpost.
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Probably on par with sticking a Nintendo light gun in a pussy / ass and repeatedly pulling the creaky, springy trigger.
It's supposed to be thanking the docs you see.
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There's little PC hardware or software in the mag. Most the ads were for phone sex. The highlights I found were an electric male masturbator described to feel like "fucking a latex jellyfish", an anarchist BBS that glowed brighter than 8kunt, and pic related.

This could have been predicted by anyone who spent any amount of time on AIM or IRC. It used to be that normal people made fun of creeps pretending to be little girls, but now the lunatics are running the asylum.

Not in the land of the free yet, but if you want actual interactivity there's going to be a creepy tranny on the other end of the line. You might like this from the old /agdg/ though: https://viva-project.org/

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