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'Useful programs'

4/g/ Wiki
8/tech/ Wiki
https://wiki.cloveros.ga/Main_Page (link dead)
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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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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Will sugar make me program better? How about trans (unrelated to trannies) or saturated fats?
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No, but caffeine works. I recommend coffee (optionally with a L-theanine tablet).
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i only absorb my caffeine from my american sugar water
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>american sugar water
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Are you employed in a technical capacity? What job is it? How did you get it? What does your daily wokload look like? Are you looking for a different line of work?
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Always test all edge cases and min and max cases.
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Auto test guy here, I'm so fucking fucked. I know literally nothing and their actual requirement is 2 year of experience. Help me guys, I lied too much on cv and they actually believed me.
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Either lie and say that you can't for whatever reason or just go with it. 
If you're smart enough you can learn on the job and start studying now can help.
Every company is different. You're going to have 10 years experience and still walk into a new place and have no idea what's going on. They also don't expect much in the first 3-6 months either. Just chill out and learn what they want you to do as best as you can.
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If you're a full time employee getting paid by the year then yes. If you're a contractor getting paid by the hour then that's when they expect you to get shit done on day 1.

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I, Asukadomo Type VIII, issue a fatwah on Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare.

He pretends to be part of the infosec scene while he's actually just a lawyer.
He isn't even a real lawyer, just a dropout.
He conveniently invokes either identity when he needs to appeal to one side.
He has single-handedly blocked Tor, VPN, etc from the internet, for 11 years without rest, by making a trendy webshit as a service that blocks Tor by default, requiring each website admin of a Cloudflare-backed website to overcome philosophical and technical hurdles to even realize this is a problem and to fix it by configuring Cloudflare properly.
In the above, he violated the end-to-end networking principle.
For the vast majority of these 11 years he used ReCaptcha, the most broken piece of shit captcha on earth (which blocks Tor over 50% of the time). It could only be solved by all kinds of tricks like disabling JS which itself raises more red flags on the website that acts like a paranoid retard. If you are blocked by a Cloudflare-backed website, say "somewebsite.com", you have to fill out a ReCaptcha (and then a second one to access "cdn.somewebsite.com"). Each of these steps takes multiple minutes. If you're doing some research it will take hours just to do what took 10 minutes before Cloudflare was invented.
Due to the above, many billions of man hours were wasted browsing websites over Tor, VPN, offices, universities, cafes, etc, due to his broken dipshit idea of blocking "hackers" by IP and making them solve a captcha.
In the above, he violated the purpose of a captcha: to throttle bot comment posts (and similar use cases). There is no other purpose for a captcha, and none would be acceptable. "Thing that stops my site from being rooted" is not a valid use case for a captcha. If you just put a captcha somewhere and only justify it by your opinion, you deserve DEATH. A captcha is not something that can be taken lightly, in network protocol design. He was given high levels of authority, and abused it.
He has single-handedly fabricated a new concept where a website just gives you a captcha because you might be trying to hack it according to some heuristic which almost always gives false positives. Let me state this again: websites did not require a captcha for viewing content before Cloudflare. Not one single website. Dumbass kids getting into webdev now think a captcha gate on the front page is a thing, thanks to Matthew Prince. If you put a captcha on your website anywhere other than a comment or signup form, you are just a nudev eating feces downstream from Matthew Prince.
While implementing all the fuckery above using webdevs (AKA retards), he created the CloudBleed security vulnerability, which caused all of his client bank websites to leak user credentials literally all over the web. Cloudflare no doubt has more of such vulnerabilities, which were obvious and predictable even long before he disclosed Cloudbleed.
He claims that websites are properties, by consistently calling them "web properties", thereby aligning the web as some sort of real estate market where the land owners can sue / jail anyone for made up reasons just like the entertainment industry does with DMCA (or just like land owners do to anyone and everyone for bullshit like "hanging around"). When in reality the internet is just for lulz.
He aligns his philosophy of attacking users when it has a 0.000000001 cent cost to the "web property" with liberal politics. So if you argue that blocking Tor is fucking retarded and pointless, you are labelled a nazi by the left wing sheep. He got rid of 8chan because it was too far from the left - it allowed people to say things without "moderation" (actually it had heavy moderation and /tech/ was complete center). But 8chan made the mistake of not hiring N employees to "moderate" every single thing a user ever posts, and so /pol/ was allowed to exist with its 5 users, and then Tarrant posted his manifesto there. He then tried to formalize his reasoning as "8chan does not uphold rule of law", which means absolutely nothing, but he thought he was real smart for using a phrase he got from his half assed law degree. In reality, he just kicked off 8chan because it was not left wing enough. It did not ban people for saying "nigger".
He has centralized most of the internet. He MITMs every user of his service. He grants this access to the NSA. Not maybe, he does. Just like before Snowden, it was obvious before it was "revealed".
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Yeaaa.. fugg dem niggas.

Spamhaus can die in a fire, too.
You're looking at this from a very ignorant and butthurt perspective. If everything cloudflare does is stupid and pointless then nobody would pay for it.

>I can still access any Cloudflared website with any server my VPN with no problem
Presumably you're using a mainstream browser with full JS enabled so they can get a unique fingerprint to track you. And you're not doing any automated scraping with selenium you're just manually clicking around like a pleb. That's exactly what cloudflare and their customers want, to know that you are human and which ads you are looking at. That's what advertisers pay top dollar for.
Depending on what OS I'm on it gives me captcha and or blocks me from for example archive.is. Different operating systems with the same service provider and same IP. Android is let in, windows is let in, lubuntu is not. Oh capital. 

Also tor has not worked for me here for ages. Where I live it's broken here and I don't want to attemptt to fix it. It technically works but all the nodes are banned. that and, an imageboard but you can't post images even if it IS Working? It has worked more than a year ago but not now. It shows the same ID's over and over for x bans that were not me. I hate tor. Proxies work fine if not for them hating captcha. You can't post images with the proxy I use as well but at least it's not tor, that failed exerpiment. Cloudlare has a fingerprint I read but also browser fingerprinting I read about. One or both of those? I cannot use a computer that well but well enought to know when I'm being jewed.
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Are you using the .onion to post here? http://crghlabr45r5pqkgnbgehywk5nxutdks5iss7tabyux5psikqqjirryd.onion
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He already admitted he is too stupid to get tor working. Obviously it's somebody else's job to change his diaper for him.

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Here's how you could "fix", or make a better version of the C programming language.

How would you improve C or another language?

Most important

- #import, imports the file into the program, but only makes the contents (variables, functions, types) available inside files that include it directly. It does not place the contents where you #imported it like #include does. Header files and compiler settings are unnecessary for #imported files. #defines do not have to be compatible with it, if that's what it takes. #include is still useful though, although I would probably call it #paste instead.
- Use . instead of -> for dereferencing struct members. It seems like a nitpick but it's important because of how prevalent and annoying and totally pointless (insert pointer joke) it is.
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>I use a language I barely understand for making programs, not for competing how accurately I remember what I read in a book about it.
nooooo, the language is broken
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>I write more C code than everyone else on this board combined.
If that's true then you know that the whole point of C is that is can run on custom microcontrollers with 56Kb RAM and 16bit bytes not just your x86 "gaming" laptop. Github is full of bloated "better" C's that only compile with LLVM and 64GB of RAM and therefor can never hope to replace C where it is actually used most Rust being the most hyped example.
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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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The SOCKS protocol originates from the early 90s anon.
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I believe one of the main things is that you get to choose what sorts of things you're hosting on your machine, instead of randomly being given a collection of data that could contain cp or something. I personally quite liked IPFS, and I wish there was an easy way to discover sites and stuff with it. Back in the day there was that IPFS imageboard (smugboard, I think) that existed as a test of sorts. It would be really neat to see projects like that continue.
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Wow... So this has been going on longer than I realized
The book is broken into three parts:

    An introduction (or re-introduction) to hypermedia, with a particular focus on HTML and HTTP. We will finish this review of core hypermedia concepts by creating a simple “Web 1.0”-style application, Contact.app, for managing contacts.
    Next we will look at how we can use htmx, a hypermedia-oriented JavaScript library created by the authors of this book, to improve Contact.app. By using htmx, we will be able to achieve a level of interactivity in our application that many developers would expect to require a large, sophisticated front end library, such as React. Thanks to htmx, we will be able to do this using hypermedia as our system architecture.
    Finally, we will look at a completely different hypermedia system, Hyperview. Hyperview is a mobile hypermedia system, related to, but distinct from the web and created by one of the authors of this book — Adam Stepinski. It supports mobile specific features by providing not only a mobile specific hypermedia, but also a mobile hypermedia client. These novel components, combined with any HTTP server, make it possible to build mobile Hypermedia-Driven Applications.

Those damn kids and their TCP/IP back in my day we bitbanged ethernet frames over telephone wires.

i2p will only man in the middle your user agent when connecting to eepsites. If you're connecting out to the clearnet then your user agent should be encrypted with ssl so can't be changed.

>you get to choose what sorts of things you're hosting on your machine
That just makes you more accountable. The whole point of freenet was that in theory nobody can prove if you downloaded a thing for yourself or you're just passing it on to somebody else. The fact that ipfs doesn't work with Tor or any other kind of anonymity layer is not good either. Although I guess the thread is alternative protocols not secure alternative protocols.

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I thought we should have one of these. Someone from the QTDDTOT suggested these questions for the thread.

>best private mail host?
>best private browser?
>how do you stay private online?
>how do you airgap your phone?
>Best VPN

I imagine some people have made guides on privacy, so if you have any you can post them in this thread too.
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You can get real fancy, but without trickery you will have a hard time pulling off anykind of privacy/opsec. Its all humans who made this, so if someone will watch just let them see what they expect to see. Nothing more.
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Download terabytes of furporn to ruse the glowniggers. Trust me, it'll be funny.
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what components and peripherals would you guys recommend when building a PC around privacy? 
It seems tbat every CPU ever made has a back door though.
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Depends on your definition of privacy.
Privacy is a matter of trust. Open source software is more trustworthy because you can audit it, that doesn't mean there is no backdoor.
Trust is not necessary if you can verify the object. Usually it takes too much time or is impossible to do. For example, verifying chips is nearly impossible without destroying them. This mean you are stuck with trust at least on hardware.
On hardware level, the best you can do is open source FPGA, but they are too damn slow.
The next level is CPU without spectre. All modern CPUs are vulnerable to spectre and their friends, even with mitigation there are lots of 0days on ((( their ))) hands in this category. This excludes all CPU with out of order execution or branch prediction. For example, Allwinner A20 with cortex A7 fits the bill. These CPUs are very slow, but are still good enough for text-based work.
If that speed is too slow, you need to ignore spectre and go for CPU without built-in ((( security ))) such as Intel ME, AMD PSP or ARM Trustzone. For example Allwinner A10, A20, and Librebooted T400 with erased Intel ME.
If that is still too slow, you need to look for blobless or open sourced-blobs hardware. Many parts of your computer have processors, they can load firmware and run them. The best you can do is blobless or open-sourced blobs. For example, ath9k(_htc) wifi adapters have open sourced firmware and vivante gpus have full open source software (you can find them in i.mx6 processors).
If finding those exotic hardware is too expensive or too hard, or they don't satisfy your needs, you can at least look for hardware with open source drivers. For example, new AMD GPUs have open source drivers.
That's all for hardware.
Regardless of hardware, you can ruin your privacy easily and immediately by using bad software.
If getting a good hardware configuration is too hard, at least use an OS you compiled from source. This is the only way to make sure the binaries you are using come from the source inb4 trusting trust. For example install Gentoo. For reference I once built and run Gentoo on Allwinner A20.
If that's is too hard or takes too much time, at least run an open source OS without shady software such as systemd and/or less SJW influence. For example Artix or even better OpenBSD.
Even if you run a full suite of compiled software on A20, you can still ruin your privacy in a flash by connecting to botnet. For ultimate privacy, use only public wifi or hacked wifi and browse only overlay networks, eg onions and eepsites.
If you must access the clearnet, do the above but over TOR.
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>It seems tbat every CPU ever made has a back door
CPUs without backdoors are too slow to run your pokemans and fortnights.

Back to the peanut gallery.

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I'm starting my journey of making money online. I will be documenting everything that I do here in hope that i can stick with it and help fellow anons make money from the comfort of his room without having to show his face anytime.

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Gulag for interesting offtopic discussions.
Try to keep it /tech/ related.
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Learn C first then C++
I don't have recommendation for C++ materials.

Because they can and have the freedom to, it used to be unlimited by political correctness and expectation of customers. People used to do it as a hobby or for fun. Nowadays there are ((( sjws ))) and everyone do it to grind for FAGMAN interviews.
>weboob -> woob
Read a book nigger.
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The better question is why doesn't every software have a cute mascot
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Are there any software with fuckable mascots? 
AMD has the redhead slut but that's not really a mascot. And godot's is disgusting.
>The better question is why doesn't every software have a cute mascot
Because "something, something, horny men I guess".

But really. software really does need more cute mascot characters. Companies nowadays completely forget about the staying power of a good mascot. keyword: GOOD mascot. Which Libbie is.

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Have you been working on your site anon?

Discuss anything about website building such as document preparation, layout design, custom static page generation, cgi scripting. Shill your website here, post about your updates, and read other anon's websites.

Pic related. People on neocities have been using discord as a guestbook, so I decided to make an email-based guestbook for my fanfiction hobby site.
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Love the design, and interesting idea for a website. Great job keeping the interface simple but colorful.
>plz r8
You have 2 options:
1. Keep each review multi-page, but make the pagination bigger and more obvious.
2. Make each review a single page, but replace full-size images with small compressed thumbnails, to accommodate users with slow connections. thanks for that by the way, t. third world anon
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In case you are wondering why no one is posting their websites in a thread which asks for them, it is because mods are deleting them. I made two posts here last night. One about CF and the deleted one. 

My site is not in violation of any rules except maybe a software copyright. See, this is why I don't come to zzzchan and contribute hardly ever. If you don't want quality posters just say so - I'll not send 1 more byte of traffic to this place. No need to tranny-janny. 

See you on 998fun or CC (.onion).
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I had no idea. But that does line up as this board really stagnates for months.
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The board being slow has notjing to do with that. It is mostly me being too busy and sick to reply.
Glad it's not just me having that experience then. I visit the site less and less now.

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