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Welcome to /tech/, now with 100% less dolphin.
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Rules have been updated 11/27/2020 05:21 UTC

Special meta thread on /tech/. Meta thread rules updated 11/26/2020 19:32 UTC

Regular /tech/ rules don't apply on this thread, instead custom rules apply:
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1. This thread is for the meta discussion about /tech/. Meta discussion about imageboards are ok to discuss about.
2. Spam will be deleted on sight.

- Get new users that won't taint the board with filth (please do not advertise yet)
- Work more on the rules and posting guidelines
- Add more useful resources to the /tech/ Sticky, anons can suggest what to add to the sticky ITT. (will eventually be migrated to custom board pages when the feature is complete on JSchan).
- Add custom spoiler and file thumbnails (not possible as of now due to the security settings of this JSchan instance, uploading custom thumbnail assets will be possible later on)
Dumb/help/ advise questions in this thread.
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2. Don't ask questions that can be found on Google and other search 
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/tech/ meta discussion is at >>190

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If you need to contact me privately, my email is [email protected]
>try to search something on an invidious fork
>as per usual, it doesn't work
>end up needing to search on and open every link to see which fork is working today
Is this because of Jewgle's mischief or host incompetence?
I was looking through the video editing thread on /v/ and figured it would be appropriate to have something similar here now that /tech/ exists. Except I think it would be ideal if the focus was on free software solutions, and also encompassing a broader spectrum of content rather than just videos.

In this thread give tips and ask questions about image editing, video editing, encoding, and anything else you think might be relevant for creating content.

Recommended Software
Video Editors
Recording & Streaming
>OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
Image Editing
General Tools
>FFmpeg (Encoding)
>HandBrake (FFmpeg GUI)
>youtube-dl (Downloading video files from virtually any site)
This board desperately needs a CSS thread. Why the fuck have none of the retarded board owners given themselves custom spoilers? Why the hell do no boards have custom load bars? I had both of these on fatchan because a nice fellow made them for me when I requested it to Tom but Tom had better shit to do. As far as I can tell that's the only board on JSchan to have ever had custom spoilers or loadbars. What's your fucking excuse? Bunch of shitbird elitist faggots on this site can't even figure out custom spoilers. You're fucking plebs. Either kill yourselves or get in this thread and figure out how to do it for your boards on this site.
Also general CSS but I really wanted to stress that fuck you idiots you're slow and stupid.
Finally, we have /tech/ back. I uploaded these right before Zchan kicked the bucket, let's see what the anons around here can make.
What is even a good email provider to use anymore?
>inb4 selfhost your email
most info taken from:
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 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
>Blocks registration through Tor and VPNs (possibly tested with RiseupVPN only, didn't test with MullvadVPN)
>Only allows 1 account per IP
>Doesn't allow to use external mail clients (Thunderbird, Claws Mail, etc.) except the Tutanota desktop mail cleint
>Doesn't allow usage of your own PGP keys and shills against PGP | see here:
>often has issues with signing in to view mail
>all the email domains offers are usually blocked by other sites since is mostly used for throwaway accounts and spam
>TOS is a bit restrictive and Riseup is intended to be used by activists exclusively
>claims that they will pull the plug if compromised by the government, but they handed over data to the government one time
>restrictive TOS like Riseup, but the admin claims the service is not activist exclusive
>greylists some rarely used email providers
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?
Discuss methods to remove >systemd.
What's the simplest way to work with Linux sound? If I install Gentoo or something, presuming I have X and a WM up and running but no sound, what's the simplest way to get desktop-quality audio?

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