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Useful programs

4/g/ Wiki
8/tech/ Wiki
Linux distro wikis (can apply to all distros)

Tech article sites (need to add more)
https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ [ onion: http://digdeep4orxw6psc33yxa2dgmuycj74zi6334xhxjlgppw6odvkzkiad.onion/ ]
https://spyware.neocities.org/ [ onion: http://spywaredrcdg5krvjnukp3vbdwiqcv3zwbrcg6qh27kiwecm4qyfphid.onion/ ]
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It's like /agdg/ except without videogames. Well there wasn't any videogames to begin with, but now there may be other software.

See also /agdg/ at >>>/v/ for videogames.

What are you working on?
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>On linux, yeah you can fuck with syscalls all you want, but even loading a library in this way is a really complicated task that just requires adding libc or one of the smaller alternatives of libc. Linux just wasn't made with binary compatibility in mind, you have to recompile everything every time some faggot decides it's time to deprecate some shit.

Also I didn't watch that presentation, it's too long. Somebody should make a better executable format, a loader, and apis that aren't garbage for linux. SDL2 is somewhat acceptable, but opengl is garbage.
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>opengl is garbage.
What about Vulkan? I've heard it's a big improvement over OpenGL.
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If we're talking about how good an API is, then Vulkan significantly more garbage than OpenGL. It's clearly designed by the same kind of retards who jump into bandwagons every month and think OOP is the gold standard of programming and write 70 times more code than required for any given problem.
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>cluesess cnile decides that shitting up /g/ wasn't enough
>Also I didn't watch that presentation, it's too long
Then skim the PDF, it's 13 pages of two column text. It outlines several limitations and problems when doing this that I hoped someone would shed more light on if they're experienced with C and looking at the resulting binary it produces. The most annoying problem is probably the bits of assembly.
>Somebody should make a better executable format, a loader, and apis
Am I talking to a GPT? What the fuck are you talking about? SDL is not a graphics API, it is a platform independent wrapper around them. Which means it has zero use as a graphics renderer if there is no OpenGL, DirectX or Metal on your system. Secondly, I still don't understand how a new executable format and all that other shit would solve the problem of compilers including unused bits of code from the main program and libraries associated with it.

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Thread dedicated to Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
(but are worth asking)

Before asking a question here, please search the web first or put in effort towards answering your own question. If you put in effort but you still can't find the solution, feel free to ask here.

If you are looking around for useful applications/programs, see >>531
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Could anyone explain why my inkscape hanged my linux machine like mother fucker after awhile using it for few hours? I've compiled this software with -O2 and what got is sub par performance with bugs fucking up my linux OS. What the fuck is this shit made of?
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Look this up on search engine first, then open a bug report for them?
They already provide an appimage and it's been very stable throughout my usage, give it a try?
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Just updated the software from version 1.1-5 to 1.1-6. I'll seethe post again if I encounter similar bug if like prior version.
If it hangs the entire OS it's probably a memory leak and you have overcommitting enabled.

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Lately I've been interested in looking for a final solution to the imageboard problem, deplatforming and relying on centralized authorities for hosting. P2P through TOR seems like the most logical path forward. But the software would also need to be accessible, easily installed and understood by just about anyone, and easily secure/private by default.

Retroshare seemed like a decent choice, but unfortunately its forum function is significantly lacking in features. I haven't investigate too much into zeronet either but from what I recall that was a very bloated piece of software and I'm looking for something that's light and simple. Then there's BitChan (>>507) which fits most of the bill but contrasted with Retroshare is not simple to setup.

I know there is essentially nothing else out there so this thread isn't necessarily asking to be spoonfed some unknown piece of software that went under the radar of anons. But I think the concept of P2P imageboards should be further explored even though the failure of zeronet soured a lot of peoples perspective on the concept. Imageboards are so simple by nature I feel this shouldn't be as difficult as it is. Retroshare comes close but as I understand it you can't really moderate the forums that you create. Plus the media integration is basically non-existent, though media is a lesser concern. But having everything routed through tor and being able to mail, message, and ha
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>a few
>very reliable mods
>recursive list
>yes! trusting trust is easy peasy
>trust me
<glowniggas stealthily bubble up, nobody knows
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social fags rly?
>trying to solve a sociopolitical problem with technology
Never tried to. How long until the (((problem))) is solved? Much longer than I want. Before that, it will be harder and harder to communicate anonymously without getting sites nuked.
Don't know how bright you are, but you seem to be very keen on misreading this stuff. There is no "official" mods, the reliable mods are replaceable at any time for any reason by the user. Much like tripfags come and go, nobody cares. Even if the famous mods are glow niggers, their work can be dismissed completely by just removing them from your mod list. They cannot do anything at all to you in terms of moderation if you ignore them. You also don't need to trust me or anyone. You will not know who I am except by my public key as the vanilla version author/releaser, which is unlinked to any other services. There is no trust involved because by default there is no mod. Users choose mods and can remove them any time they want. They don't need to trust anyone. Without this model, users have to trust mods, admins and the software (because the instance is not self-hosted). Such concern is completely nullified by design of this system.
Who decides what qualifies as a good or bad post, and how do you avoid becoming yet another reddit clone?
How do users start posting, given that they won't have previous good posts to validate their first post?
How do you get people to care about the whole thing and keep track of their post history?

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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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Seems like a knowledgeable one and knews flaws of foss/linux stuff but they just happen to use that for a quality troll post.
From security standpoint, those official devices and official builds are good, but let's not forget security and privacy are different.
Sure there is backdoors everywhere which is a different matter and more likely for targeted deanonymization which even your experienced cryptographer or privacy expert might not even know about.
Modern motherboards and laptops have UEFI firmware and ring negative access through the programs in ring 3, everything is compromised.
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Madaidans is a cunt. He appears in every itoddler / brave / windows shilling thread on major imageboards. He doesn't deserve to be on the internet.
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>backdoors everywhere are not a security matter
Go back...
Did you upgrade to Veyndows 11 already?

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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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If you're tilting your hands like that you might as well get a comfy tablet pen as a mouse, and put the tablet area on your lap.
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Why not just use a small trackpad/tablet+pen instead? Or even a trackball setup that's still near the jeyboard?
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Any of you fags interested in this?
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Wow a shit keyboard AND shit trackpad in one package. What a bargain.
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Here's your keyboard bro:

And you can fold it so it breaks even more easily. Great.

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Discuss methods to remove >systemd.
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I am just not installing it (systemd)
I know... Ugh, I know...
I am sorry!
It is just I am not installing it is all
They said it is a drop in replacement, it's not.
>Hello, an update this morning asks me to disable udev for lvm2 & cryptsetup since I have static enabled for both, lvm2 (static static-libs) cryptsetup (static); why this change ? How to solve that ?
Systemd bug: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/20600
Of course that soy piece of shit stamps WONTFIX.
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I dont, it's not on the list because i forgot to include it :p
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>we are simply not going to rename all our internal symbols
<literally has to rename version to systemd_version (or something like that)
What is wrong with these people?
Lol, of course it's Poettering himself WONTFIXing it. The Freedesktop shitters have been on the warpath with static linking for a while now so it's unfortunately no surprise they'll happily break it. Seriously, read some of the dynamic linking propaganda. It's exactly the same kind of dishonest shit you see with systemd, Wayland, dbus, etc.

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After using the same handful of wallpaper images for the last three and a half years, I have come to the realization that I should get some new wallpapers.

Post your favourite wallpapers and wallpaper sources.  Pics related are a few of what I've been using; screenshots from a dead game called Blacklight: Retribution.  I never played it myself but it had some neat visuals.
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more like ballpaper!

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Discuss alternative Internet protocols and potentially generate a rated list for the sticky.
Censorship is coming, fast. Many users are getting banned on (((mainstream sites))), Cuckflare, hosts and isps are closing in on every wrongthinkers. Find the best alt net to contribute and develop bunkers/comms.
Mesh and alt infrastructures welcome.
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>oyyy vey you can't just run a node for free
>remember the six million sybil attacks
>you have to buy this coin that's mostly in the hands of the devs
>it's not a pyramid scheme stupid goy
>even though 5% of every block reward goes straight to their "foundation"
If they weren't running a con they would have used ETH or any DeFi shitcoin, not rolled their own. Is there anything like i2p, but a clean redesign? I'm looking for a similar garlic routed network with UDP support that doesn't get updated at the speed of molasses.
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oy vey how dare you GOY. Ban this vicious anti semite at once fa ruining our ponzi.
How the hell does this law make sense
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Because it's the UK.
Realistically nobody would use this crap. Just more ways to look like a clown.

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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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>some games run like shit on windows 11 beta 
>turns out windows 11 makes full use of multicore evenly spreading tasks across cores, which fucking kills performance when you need to do any sort of CPU intensive task because it keeps switching tasks around and ruining the CPU cache 
How do they keep fucking it up?
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anyone still using windows after everything they pulled last decade deserves everything that's coming to them
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Running games on linux isn't that much better.
The fact that proton is, best case, equivalent to running a game on that bloated OS just shows how shitty it is.
Anyone who cares has already jumped ship. Most people are already primarily using webapps. Look at Discord, one of the biggest messengers right now and it uses electron. There's two types of windows users: OEM office drones/consumers, and gamers. People on OEMs don't care, they just want their computer to run web browser and spreadsheets. The gamers will bitch and moan about every other version, but always come back when they need their fix, and justify it as "window's return to form". They skipped Vista for XP, and 8 for 7. Windows 11 is just the transitional one before the chickens come home to roost.
You do realise that this exists for a long time.

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