What's the best VPN in terms of:
Usable on windows/linux/mac
Accepts payment privately and doesn't log any payment details?
I use mullvad and ivpn
Use tor, i2p, lokinet, freenet, gnunet or Mullvad VPN (if you must)
You can never be sure that VPN is really not logging anything but if I would have to choose a VPN, I would choose Mullvad and nothing else.
Remember that VPN only gives you privacy. For anonymity use Tor or any other anonymity network depending on what your country/ISP allows.
Be careful with this one. When using Freenet you are hosting everything that you will ever come across, which means you can easily host CP without even knowing that. All it takes is some troll posting that on perfectly legal site. Depending on the country you can get in trouble for that so it's much better to use Tor or I2P.
> IT'S B-BLOATED!!!!1!
And you're telling me you can't afford a $200 PC from the past 5 years that will run it seamlessly? Sell your 15 year old Thinkpads that can't even into AVX or non-fixed pipeline GPUs.
> SECURITY RISK!1!!!!1!
Have you anything to hide? No one cares about you. You aren't developing anything significant. You aren't a threat to the current ecosystem. You aren't a terrorist/spy/lone-wolf actor. FVEY has better places to spend its resources on. You're already being watched with facial recognition, Low-Earth orbit imagery satellites, and backbone-level deep-packet inspection.
You can disable the telemetry in settings. Go a step further too and get the Enterprise edition with minimal software preinstalled.
> BROKEN AND BUGGY1!!1!
In the beginning? Sure, but now its quite stable, and you'll be hardpressed to come across any problems. Linux, on the other hand, presents you with hours of work, ranging from broken audio to missing files to a lack of hardware and application support.
You're paying for consistent updates and almost full support for any and every application in existence. The user experience and interface is only beaten by Mac OS from Apple, and is lightyears ahead of anything Linux could bring to the table.
You don't take advantage of FOSS. You've never looked into the software to determine how it works.
> MICROSOFT IS SHITTY COMPANY11!!!!!1!
And Stallman is a foot-eating pedophile. Separate the art from the artist.
Windows is utilitarian with a focus on getting shit done. It won't waste your time with hundreds of customizable options and features. It just works. Imagine spending 10 minutes writing assembly code every time you wanted to use your microwave. The people who use windows only care about the applications inside of it, not stupid crap like sub-pixel rendering and kernel parameters.
Your elitism is nothing. "Normal" people are happy, fulfilled, and have their heads on straight. You on the other hand have spent countless hours behind a screen, posting on strictly anonymous websites, angry about the state of the world and how you're so much better than everyone else.
> FUCK YOU!1!!!1!
There is literally no reason to use Linux. It had its purpose, but the functions it can perform are now but a subset of the functions Windows can perform.
Make the switch.
> The user experience and interface
All useds of Botnet 10 and Botnet 11 should just install a Linux distro that has Xfce4 (like Xubuntu), switch the taskbar to the bottom and install Chicago95 gtk theme. Then they need to install Gnome Software (or better Synaptic package manager GUI) and perhaps Wine or Proton.
> And you're telling me you can't afford a $200 PC from the past 5 years that will run it seamlessly
There is no such thing as free RAM. If you don't use your RAM, it's used for disk cache or may help you in future with holding more software. I've been working with 2+ simultaneous VMs and other memory hungry software (just like parallel/ultra quality compressors), that's why I use my customised Linux installation that gets like 200-300 megabytes of memory (with all the daemons and graphics) on startup instead of MS bloatware that typically eats 1+ GB of RAM nowadays with much less trim down options. While Ubuntu kids who use Electron software squeal for their RAM and ask for more swap, I have all the RAM i can need on every resource-constrained environment I get into.
> Have you anything to hide?
Sure, I live in an authoritarian country (come to Russia, China or anything alike, I dare you) that's gonna go full totalitarian any moment. Even if I did live in a free country, a very slim attack surface is a very handy thing. Besides, everyone has their dirty little secrets. Or not so dirty, like that email recovery question or a credit card security code.
> You're already being watched with facial recognition, Low-Earth orbit imagery satellites, and backbone-level deep-packet inspection.
As long as they can't see my thoughts, it's not a reason to give up all the privacy.
> Sure, but now its quite stable
And that's why every nonliteral Windows user asks me to unfuck their PCs fucked up with clogged autorun, lots of shitty Chrome extensions, to make their alt-shift keyboard layout changing combination work with both alts, to unfuck their games not starting and showing cryptic errors due to missing libraries or some other shit and the list goes on and on ending with missing drivers on a typical fresh Windows install. Who could imagine?
> Linux, on the other hand, presents you with hours of work
Not quite. Every 'work' a casual user would need is to install a non-free driver if the free one's not the thing they want. Or doing the intial customization to suit the needs (which can be eeasily automated by literally copying the dotfiles or /etc/ configuration). And no unfucking routines like these you have on Windows.
> You're paying for consistent updates and almost full support for any and every application in existence.
Show me my bills for Linux then.
> The user experience and interface is only beaten by Mac OS from Apple
So you've never seen neither UNIX-like shell tools (which give you way more "UX" than any GUI crap, a simple find | xargs shell line brings batch ops to every CLI program, try that with GUI) nor a horde of window managers (which again are easily customizable and extended just like flux/black/openbox, compiz or pekwm, or being orthogonal to the point just like dwm or cwm are) nor some X11 features like X11 embedding (i did use suckless.org's tabbed a lot) or multi pointer X or xrandr in all its' glory, not to mention sharing resources over the net in almost every aspect of Linux system.
And hell yeah, writing GUIs with Tk (a Unix-first toolkit) is a piece of cake. Even GTK, while being kinda fat, is much better to use than WinAPI or doing horseshit Objective C coding for Mac. Most Linux UIs may be not that shiny, but they are well thought out and stable. That's because no manager squeals that someone has to move that menu there and there and rewrite the whole widget concept just because someone up the chain of command said ribbons (or sidebar system settings) are cool. And changing the CLI is usually something only a madman will do.
> You don't take advantage of FOSS.
I do. All my everyday programs are FOSS, my Linux system has custom scripts and settings for me and I did things that are hard or impossible to do on an everyday Windows PC. Moreover, I'm gonna buy a small cheap ARM computer (and maybe even two) which will have full support of my everyday software. If the future is bright (or not so bright), I might be thinking of changing my computer to a RISC-V or MIPS based one without losing almost any of my software use cases, the switch will be seamless.
> You've never looked into the software to determine how it works.
I did. In fact, I do it on a constant basis and even when riddling around with Windows fuckups of others' I use methods I got with my Linux experience (like using strace).
> And Stallman is a foot-eating pedophile. Separate the art from the artist.
Stallman being a foot eating pedophile does not interfere with GCC and Emacs being great software since Stallman makes no fools of his code' users, just granting (and not forcing) them fruit of his work. He explicitly states the the user is free to use his code in every way possible if they respect the rights of other users, that's what the 4 freedoms are all about.
And here's Gates who sees himself ad a shepherd of the sheeple, always telling the others what to do and restricting their freedoms in one on another way, all while forcing his software through shady agreements, i.e. the school ones. That's what the shittiness of MS (besides managerial bullshit leaving lots of code that matters in unmaintained and unmaintainable state) is, not the public image, but the treatment of the customers.
> Windows is utilitarian with a focus on getting shit done.
If Windows would be utilitarian, it would have a decent shell and a whole lot of shell programs, at least boasting a BusyBox alternative. That's how shit is done. And even if it is "utilitarian", these gigabytes of RAM and hard drive storage eaten by Windows have to be explained, since no program that does one thing and does it well eats up that much. The thing is that most Windows parts were (and are) actually customizable (and they are under the hood), but the shepherds of the sheeple restricted most of that or either did a lot of settings no one actually uses, but the manager almighty wants. AFAIR, moving the panel in Windows 11 is now non-negotiable, something that even Windows 95 could do.
The very concept of "utilitarian" is intertwined to some extent with the UNIX concept of simple programs that do one thing and do it well. Yet a lot of classic UNIX programs boast configurability in the same package. Most of that configurability is done by the shell, while the other part is dictated by the users who code the software, not managers who use another OS at home and don't really care about their product. Each way UNIX systems win, (yet a simple do one thing and do it well approach is the thing that should be preferred, since there is the common glue - the unix shell).
> Imagine spending 10 minutes writing assembly code
Ever written assembly code? I guess you have no idea about the assembly. Why would you mention things you have no idea about?
> not stupid crap like sub-pixel rendering and kernel parameters
Sub-pixel rendering is made for the ones who might want to see their fonts ungarbled, that's an elemetary UI tweak that's not needed for everyone. As for kernel parameters, would you care to tell us which ones were you talking about? I doubt you know shit about them just like you know assembly.
> "Normal" people are happy, fulfilled, and have their heads on straight.
That's why there are almost no normal people. A lot of people have their worries, be it their jobs, their relatives, their children or simple empathy.
> Make the switch.
There is no reason for me to switch to Windows. Yet it could be good for you to switch to Windows. Linux is not for sissies. Take Lennart Poettering with you by the way.
I mean OP is most likely a troll but you're pretty much right
> There is no reason for me to switch to Windows.
Just use Wine to emulate anything windows related.
I found a new messenger. Real E2EE and self destructing. What do you think about that?
Of course you only "found" it. No matter if it yours or not, chat in web browser is never secure.
How did you guess? It doesn't look like honeypot at all /s
I'm sure OP is throwing a dice every time you are sending a message so it has to be truly secure. Are you happy now? /s
> and self destructing
It's a fucking scam.
Rule of a thumb: you see software that says it's gonna do self-destructing messages - its' owners either don't know what they are doing or are scammers who may trick you into writing everything that can be written to a hard drive with a simple change in the application. Just like Skype's message editing history could be made available with a simple CREATE TRIGGER on its' SQLite database. Besides, telling the other side what to do is a good opportunity to fuck with its' journal.
> But what I know they plan to make it open source.
So much for privacy and security. A fucking web honeypot with shitload of JS almost certainly coming from ButtFlare or any other butt storage provider, probably with crucial details going between server and client and, of course, it's centralised so anyone snooping knows your ass was shitposting during the very hour they got the metadata for.
Email Service don't require phone number:
> if it's not haxx0r l33t mail it's lame
that's pretty much how the internet tech groups work
bunch of gatekeepers shitting on the new options just because they don't own a HAM radio
I have had a hell of a time trying to find mail that is deepweb only. I do not want my email to even accidentally touch the clearweb.
Technically you are right that clearnet email is not secure, but if you are using Tor and PGP then you are secure against most threats.
For truly sensitive conversations you shouldn't use email anyway. XMPP with OMEMO (or Tox for easier configuration) is much better.
Did you try TorBox?
It's fully on Tor from what I see.
am i making a good choice? just need something reliable and not fancy at all.
Yeah this is pretty good advice. And don't buy a Mac instead would be good advice too?
> Yeah this is pretty good advice. And don't buy a Mac instead would be good advice too?
whatever you do, never buy aplel products
You can just dual boot Mac OS or Hackingtosh into your computer if you want it so bad though
Maybe building your own PC is better than that OP
I didn't hear much about t420 but thinkpads are best laptops I ever used so you should be fine. I recommend getting T440p or X230 though. Keep in mind that most of them (thinkpads) have BIOS locked so that may be an issue for you depending on how much control you want to have over your machine.
Hello friends and family! I am looking for an image of a diagram/chart of all the imageboard software.
It was originally posted on 8chan's tech board in 2019: http://web.archive.org/web/20190622041930/https://8ch.net/tech/res/1059807.html
Sadly archive.org has blacklisted the media files domain for 8chan and it's not on archive.today either. So if any oldfag here has the image, it would be much appreciated.
bump for interest
sorry, we don't have it OP
I may not be able to find the image but there's a list here
Another list: https://github.com/ccd0/imageboards.json/blob/gh-pages/software.md
Alright, could anyone give me a basic bitch primer on dark web for little babbies? My knowledge at the moment is limited to Tor, and the onion addresses for the hidden wiki, and the onion address for Endchan. I'm starting to realize given how every site I liked has been shut down, switched domains, DDOSed, put on watchlists, or made 'registration only' on clearnet channels (a sidenote: I would have thought this would have happen to the porn sites I visit, but oddly enough, those are A-OK on clearnet) that I need to go ahead and plan for the future and just move whole-hog to Dark Web. To those who wil say I'm a little late to figuring this out: you're right. Here's what I would like if anyone can supply it:
- What are all the darkweb channels? Tor, I2P, Zeronet, Freenet....am I missing any?
- Any basic tips on general usage/quickstarts for each channel. Pros/cons of each.
- Good starter websites for each. I'm particularly interested in news/forums, and any libertarian websites.
Thank you very much m(_ _)m
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SpeakUp: Silent Speech Interface; Low Cost; Arduino; Machine Learning
Project Summary by Varun Chandrashekhar: "I have designed and developed a speech interfaced for the paralyzed, which they can use to communicate without speaking. This device detects speech-related electrical signals from the throat and converts them into letters or words that we recognize using machine learning models."
SpeakUp - ML Based Speech Aid to Enable Silent Communication https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/Varun_Chandrashekhar/speakup-ml-based-speech-aid-to-enable-silent-communication-ffd9f8
My comment about the project: easily replicable by anyone with computer science knowledge, different from what is being done with the silicon trojans in the 3G/4G/5G equipment only on it needing physical probes. Anyone doing research on this area be cautious of sabotage when using US designed CPUs (AMD/INTEL/QUALCOMM/APPLE/ARM), as the microcode, SMM and firmware of your system may be manipulated to mess up your computations. Ask your own Nation to stop trusting Silicon Valley and make your own silicon supply chain and tech services. Meanwhile, mitigate this situation by moving to an area away from any cell radio transmitter (check coverage on OpenCellID.org) and shielding yourself and your devices from electromagnetic eavesdropping and interference.
Cool proyect. Does it need to have a Mega? What would be the problem using a Uno? I was just thinking the Mega is too bulky and the Uno is smaller.
And as far as I know the ARM is UK based, so no naughty US surveilance. Can't remember what band the XBee uses but I'm sure you could write some encryption for it, because I remember it being like wifi, just try not to send unencrypted thing on the air unless you want to.
I think OP is gone by now.
Hello! My name is Agustin Cruz. I'm making a 3D Metal Printer for making parts with titanium and other metals. Is a low cost, Open source project, so everyone can make their own 3D Metal Printer.
The goal is to make 3D Metal Printing more affordable to the general public, hospitals, small institutions, organizations and companies around the world. Specifically for developing and low income countries. This project fills a gap that no open hardware successfully fills. 3D Metal Printing is an impactful tool. Making it more accessible will democratize science, engineering and empower people. This low-cost hardware will be able to accelerate innovations in and lower barriers to scientific research.
This printer uses an electron beam to selectively melt each layer of metal powder, causing the powder particles to fuse together. After one layer is complete, the build platform is moved down one layer in height. The re-coater comes in again with a fresh layer of powder, and the electron beam starts to induce the fusion of powder particles, causing the new layer to form. This process is repeated until the entire part is finished, making a solid metal part.
This is what I do fulltime. Doing all this takes a lot of time and effort. Now the project is opening to the community inside a crowdfunding model. The design, tests, updates, will be shared so I can receive some support and continue working 100% in this project
I made a Patreon, if you want to support my work: https://www.patreon.com/3dmetalprinter
I also created a Bitcoin and Monero address. They are also in the Patreon site.
Bitcoin Address: bc1qh2zlse6nm8rtqkcvxx32jxea0jc2akp4pvw93y
Monero Address: 44amLuHZzV49nkLj6Ahh5UXA7NTrYTUB5d6bKokbypd6FvNQw5x91UZ8PCEm3Tc44u1FfnPzuChfFF4hG97DQVpfBekmJHp
shut up and take my monero!!
Cool. Keep us posted on the project OP
Hey, remember this? Remember this cross-chan wiki that we all helped make but then abandoned because of constant atacks? Well, why aren't you helping?! This is /our/ wiki. Please help today!
Which ones ?
Nevermind. I got that wiki confused with another chan wiki directory that got posted once
> abandoned because of constant atacks?
That's easy to mitigate OP. Just make it so contributors need to approve changes before they get posted
Where did OP go though?