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Meta-Thread: >>190
Useful programs
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/list_of_applications

Wikis
4/g/ Wiki
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/
8/tech/ Wiki
https://wiki.cloveros.ga/Main_Page
Linux distro wikis (can apply to all distros)
https://wiki.archlinux.org
https://wiki.gentoo.org

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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Discuss the pros and cons of the network, dev news, tips, hacks and other useful information.
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Are there any imageboards on i2p that aren't:

Russian only
Rulecucked
Dead
cons :
-small userbase , means it's more susceptible to sybil attacks
-not user friendly (not a problem for me)

pros:
literally everything
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>>3757
I thought it was immune to sybil attacks by design?
t. doesn't understand the specs
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>>3774
It's resistant to traditional efficient sybil attacks but most people's threat models include casual (personal) interest from state level actors with a reason to make an effort to subvert the network. Anon in his basement can't adopt a million identities on the network (without stretching his bandwidth too thin to do anything with them) but federales collectively can trivially can just slap a hundred thousand machines on to the task and be the majority of users/providers on the network.
what about lokinet?

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ITT we discuss how technology will assist in our survival during various SHTF scenarios
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>>3775
Never played with steganography before but I think that's what you want.  Find a program for your system.  Arrange an encryption scheme with the intended recipient.  Encrypt, embed your encrypted file into an image, then send  the image.  Doesn't matter what the transportation medium is.  Bonus points for writing your own steganography tool.
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>>3817
I still don't think that's gonna work because sstv just sends a very good approximation of an image, not a bit by bit copy.
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I forgot to add, I'm talking about radio transmission only here, not using the internet at all.
>>3818
Digital modes of transmission that use error correction will get the job done for radio, internet, whatever.  I was thinking transmission of image files using something normally used to transmit text.  If you transmitted a text "header" before, I don't see sending images over text as violating the no messages in codes or ciphers rule but hams who don't understand might.
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>>3825
Easypal is the only software I know of that will do that, but it's windows only and no longer maintained.

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BitChan has been updated to v0.10.0 and is looking for people to try it out. It's a decentralized imageboard that runs on top of BitMessage. You can create and completely control your own public or private board, globally moderate as an owner, add admins who can also globally moderate, moderate your own instance locally as a user, upload literally anything with size limits theoretically up to 100gb. Uploads can be sent purely over BitMessage or you can choose to use a hosting service. Uploads that use hosting are subjected to heavy duty protection: every file is zipped, encrypted/password protected, the zip's header is removed and random chunks of the file are removed before being uploaded. The removed parts are hidden in the PGP encrypted message that's sent over BitMessage. Once the upload is received the zip is put back together again, decrypted, unzipped and displayed in the thread. 100% of BitChan traffic happens over tor. Private boards prevent posting from all but explicitly added IDs. The permitted ID list can be edited by the owner at any point to include new IDs or restrict old ones. On public boards any ID can post until it is banned, but because of how BitMessage works, you can always just make another ID. Communications on every board are PGP encrypted. This means that even if someone somehow guessed the board name on BitMessage (basically impossible for reasons I won't go into here), they would be unable to read anything without also having the BitChan PGP symme
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>>3589
>Also how do you blockchain faggots figure this is going to work if it ever gets popular and the block grows to retarded levels? Download hundreds of gigabytes to access a single page?
Bitmessage solves this with streams, TTL and ~30kb max message size..
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>>3785
*300kb max message size.
Your crap site isn't working again
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>>3801
lol it's working fine
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>>3829
Oh, then it's just a total lack of interest. That explains why nobody posts there. I thought it was a glitch. My bad.

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Discuss /tech/-related news.
What will happen if section 230 is nuked?
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>>3564
>flossfag
Where do you think we are?
Internet has already become a platform TV. Even if you look at torrent traffic there was way more original content distributed, now it mostly is "siterips". The best what internet could provide is not content tbh but ability of easy, cheap and secure communications. Now look that communications were the first thing attacked by corpos killing it's decentralized independent nature in favour of "social platforms" and messengers you don't control. No surprise it was easy since normalcattle is technically illiterate and will suck corpo dick without remorse. How much people you actually talk to the right way?
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>Lainspergs recreate an imageboard from SEL in Common Lisp (https://github.com/ad044/nmebious)
>instance goes up
>someone posts ASCII art of Hitler
>site instantly crashes
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>>3417
>implying that one of you faggots would ever actually make something worth using
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>>3571
>still using any form or dialect of Lisp
>in 2021
I would sooner use Rust, God forbid.

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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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Here's an idea that's probably been tried before. 
>posts have no identifiers other than the hash 
>users can be "moderators" and broadcast lists of hashes that break a certain rule (e.g. CP mod that flags the posts that are CP, spam moderator that flags spam, random faggot that flags posts he doesn't like)
>users can choose to ignore, save the hash list from moderators and just mark the posts, save the hashes and don't download those posts, or save the hashes and download those posts but without the images, on a per moderator basis
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Anything I should know about FChannel and its developers, doesn't look too bad tbh.
Judging just by the logo, it's made by cuckchanners and will be promoted there.
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>>3793
Here are some of my ramblings on a somewhat different concept:
>to post, you need to solve a Proof of Work(PoW) problem
>the result you get is some string satisfying some requirement, which can be checked easily
>that string is used as your used ID for your post(s)
>want to change ID? You gotta spend some minutes mining a new PoW
>now all your posts can be banned/ignored by ID!

Troubles, to list just a few:
>any posted ID can be used by any malicious user to post CP and whatnot
>in fact, every posted ID at once because why not?
<hard to counter, even through such a change would probably be obvious to human eyes
<how about this: PoW is in fact an open/private key pair, and if there is a post with your open key in the thread already, you gotta also add some proof you have the secret key too
<that'd block identity theft at least
<(while we're at it, do note how i2p already uses key pairs to send each other data so that it cannot be decrypted by anyone but the holder of the secret key)
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Discuss methods to remove >systemd.
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[ebuild  N     ] sys-fs/udev-249-r3::gentoo
[uninstall     ] sys-fs/eudev-3.2.10-r1::gentoo
I have been putting it off for a few weeks. It finally came. What do bros? Should I make the switch to kiss or get mdev working?
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>>3804
Definitely try setting up mdev. Actually, mdevd is much better and it uses the same config syntax as mdev. For configuration, there's https://github.com/slashbeast/mdev-like-a-boss and https://github.com/alpinelinux/aports/blob/master/main/busybox-initscripts/mdev.conf but I'd recommend going through, seeing which user/groups you actually need, and building up a minimal config based on that. I didn't bother being comprehensive, since most groups are superfluous, and some pose security risks if you actually use them (like putting you're regular user in the disk group). Here's my mdev.conf:
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$MODALIAS=.* root:root 660 @modprobe -b "$MODALIAS"

null    root:root 666
zero    root:root 666
full    root:root 666
random  root:root 666
urandom root:root 666
hwrng   root:root 600

console root:root 600
ptmx    root:root 666
tty     root:root 666
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>>3807
Appreciate it, will try to rig it up this weekend or the next.
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>>3808
Did anyone tried stali 
https://sta.li/
It is suckless's distro with musl, no systemd and a /sucks dir for everything that sucks. Did anyone tried it?
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>>3816
First time hearing about it. May try that if mdev doesn't work out.
>tfw distros without systemd becoming the unvaxed

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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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>>3548
I guess that's a no.
I've had a surprising level of difficulty in finding a good wallpaper of Lain's room full of computers. Plenty of Lain herself, but I wanted the room as a reminder of my goals for my own space.
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>>3660
You can clip from the anime
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>>3660
Something like this?
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Late reply, wow
>>3661
Yeah, but I was hoping someone would do my job for me.
>>3663
These are pretty good, thanks. I know I saw that second one somewhere before. (I really like the Cirno one.)

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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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>>3763
:(
>>3778
Follow this guide: https://www.gentoo.org/get-started/
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>>3780
?
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>>3789
Those are tags, not built binaries. He doesn't want to build it.
>>3780
Imagine using a system where compiling software is so fuck hard. Look for another decoder on github/gitlab wirt binaries. Or just get wsl or a vm.
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>>3790
Yeah, wangblows fucking sucks. Once I manually patched a windows build of synergy with a hex editor because that looked 1000x times simlper than getting a working visual studio.
Right now, all my software that has windows version is being cross compiled from linux because windows is fucking unsuitable for anything, but zero IQ users somewhy like it.

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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
<ProtonMail
>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
<Tutanota
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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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>>1899
Selfhosted.
>>1899
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) 
Reminder
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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