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More Government spying bullshit by IanPorringway.xif - Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:54:49 EST ID:JWITf4z5 No.122013 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So Peter Dutton, Australian Minister of the Home Office and suspiciously wealthy ex Queensland drug cop, has looked at China's Jingwang Weishi software and thought "fuck yeah, let's do that." Legislation towards forcing backdoor software onto AT LEAST mobile phones is being discussed (and in every interview he keeps using the word "computer" so it's safe to assume he plans to backdoor any device his fat potato fingers can fingerbang).

https://www.circlejerk.com/r/australia/comments/9ildrd/spyware_on_phone_fears_as_dutton_pushes_new/

So here is my question. How do I go about defeating this tyrannical bullshit?

Is it a matter of keeping obsolete technology for shady dealings? Is the answer always Linux? Should I just trust in the sheer incompetence of the Australian government?
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SamuelBuzzhall.cmd - Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:20:38 EST ID:umQbKBO0 No.122014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cellphones are all hopelessly compromised. Off the shelf phones can't be secured against threats like this. There's a startling lack of detail to go off of, but in general you want to be using end to end encryption on devices that you have complete control over without relying on third party services for privacy. So Whatsapp on your phone is an easy target and it's surely what they have in mind, but if you use XMPP+OTR on your Linux laptop and tether it to your phone then that's well beyond the reach of an Australian government order. The flip side is that these more resilient technologies are less popular and easier for the state to block without protest.
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NigelBardfuck.drv - Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:55:18 EST ID:bzPK2cgS No.122016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phones have some locked up chain of trust on their SoC that you can't in any way modify without destroying the phone completely and irreversibly. That chain of trust eventually leads to firmware and google stallionery that boots linux and then android, which is just more google stallionery. Some phones probably have built in hardware that has its own little processor or so, so they can do basic stuff even when the phone is off and android (or whatever OS you use) isn't even running. Even using custom stuff like cyanogen, lineage etc aren't safe from the SoC that runs them, so you can never be sure.

The same problem with desktop and laptop computers, all the ones with intel CPUs have IME, and AMD ones have some equivalent things. It's been trendy to add separate processors to processors that do stuff like signing and checking firmware and CPU microcode and manages stuff, and these have network access too - you don't even need to boot your OS they can do stuff anyway.

Trying to circumvent these is like trying to think about the pink elephant without using your brain or body. You are fucked. Of course governments don't have infinite resources so with certain levels of preparedness, you can get lucky, probably.
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ErnestClabbletire.cdt - Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:22:13 EST ID:b7iD2Hzl No.122038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Get an old computer that is fully libr compatible.
X200 supports libreboot
Be okay with having dated hardware if your serious. Which is okay as long as you don't want to play games.


Mouse Upgrade by LillianHappernot.ds - Sun, 30 Sep 2018 20:08:20 EST ID:/RRv6irO No.122023 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My Logitech G500 keeps connecting & disconnecting, so it's time for an upgrade.

Can you guys suggest your favorite comparable mice that also have a palm grip like the G500?

(don't suggest the Intellimouse 2.0)
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JohnSadgeham.msg - Sun, 30 Sep 2018 20:30:27 EST ID:WPhxa/LE No.122024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>My Logitech G500 keeps connecting & disconnecting, so it's time for an upgrade.

Or a cable replacement.
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LillianHappernot.ds - Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:07:17 EST ID:/RRv6irO No.122025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>122024
Yeah upon opening up the G500, it doesn't seem like an easy task. It's not like a modular power supply, it's all soldered in there and shit.

But I may try again...


halp by RebeccaSuffingmurk.dun - Sat, 29 Sep 2018 21:40:33 EST ID:ogO9gDPv No.122020 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm thinking of making the switch from 60hz to something like 120 or 144hz. I'm doing some research myself but was curious what you guys thought would be the best monitor that is affordable but not sacrificing much in quality. I was thinking the ASUS VG278Q.

Super addicted to Rainbow Six Siege and I feel like if it will be noticeable in any game, this is it.
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PollyDockledale.dwg - Sun, 30 Sep 2018 17:47:21 EST ID:02JWKXh2 No.122021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think the cool kids use IPS monitors or some shit. I'm an OLED person if I can manage it. Just look up different monitor types and figure out what kind is best for your use case. You'll end up getting an ASUS monitor in the end anyways.
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ClaraFanspear.drv - Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:38:38 EST ID:P0h+9t8F No.122022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
VG278Q and AOC G2460PG are in similar price ranges and I used both. I liked the colors on them compared to Benq which I always thought were extremely washed out, if you end up going with the ASUS there is a color profile you can find on google which makes it shine. The switch is worth it for any FPS, if you need a monitor for color work you are still better off with an IPS though


Anything wrong with refurbished laptops ? by JennyGoblingbury.ani - Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:18:27 EST ID:Rf3PXqAk No.122003 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Haven't had a computer for years mainly used my iphone or shitty kobo and someone else's laptop when ive needed to type out anything decent..

Now I want to get one and dunno whether to buy one of these refurbs or not.

I don't even really know what one to get as there are so many.

I want to start messing about making music and Im planning on getting some decs to use with it..So im guessing im going to need a decent sound card ??

other than that it will just be used for general internet browsing and using word/pdf documents maybe watching films so maybe something for a hdmi port (but saying ive have a amazon stick with kodi and netflix)

Dont think there is much else I need..would be nice to be able to play some new low spec games but Ill hardly play them any way.

The most I want to pay is like £300 really

ive seen this for £329
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PhoebeSenningbene.log - Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:41:50 EST ID:Pq8/XAx2 No.122008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you don't mind looking like an accountant, have a look on eBay for refurbished ThinkPads. You should be able to find a decent one for under £200, easily. Seeing as you mentioned wanting to get into music, try to find one with the highest amount of RAM that you can find, you'll thank me later when your DAW isn't hanging like a bitch.

As for sound cards, the ones built into laptops are almost invariably shite across the board. Have a look at the FocusRite Scarlett range of USB audio interfaces, I've owned one in the past and they're nice pieces of kit. Stay away from old Tascam stuff like the US-122; cheap as shit these days but the drivers are ancient and mine would BSOD my computer all the damn time.

Don't buy from Currys, they're a bunch of rip-off merchants who rely on the public's ignorance of tech specs to flog nasty plasticky rubbish. Their godawful adverts boil my piss, too.
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DavidClerryway.mov - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:08:39 EST ID:KhDG3fKC No.122009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>122003
If you can buy locally, like in hte US there is craigslist. refurbished from non-manufacturers stores, sites, ebay as well could be simply an opened box.

Maybe used for a while maybe and people realize it was not enough for what they needed it for. Or incompatable for their needs. Third party from people,
coule get a beyond excellent deal. Here is one, my room mate moved and left
a laptop, I don't know what to do with it. $20. Reality, worth $1,2000?

Refurbished from mnufacturers, usually somebody got a computer that could be fixed, was fixed, but should have worked correctly for years n the first place, soo.
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ErnestGoodstone.mpeg - Fri, 28 Sep 2018 22:30:35 EST ID:UaIVpw8t No.122019 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>122008
Avoid Behringer interfaces too. They're shit and their preamps suck and the USB mixers never work.

I'd also highly recommend the Presonus Audiobox. I've had it actually work on AV Linux the literal second I plugged it in. It took probably 20 minutes on Windows 7 to get working but Linux worked instantly with Mixbus and Ardour. Speaking of which, Ardour is my favorite DAW. It is set up more for people who don't have an engineer sitting at a desk while they perform or whatever. If you got to track shit and play at the same time, Ardour is the best imo. AV Linux also supports lots of cool freeware stuff that isn't shit like Hydrogen, Ardour, Musescore, and a CD burning thing that I can't remember the name to but it pretty simple decent. It also rarely crashes. And when it does, it is only program crashes. When Reaper crashes on Windows, it takes out everything and bluescreens with various errors. I had maybe 3-4 crash to desktop with AV Linux in 2 years of use. It also ships with a fucking mountain of plugins already built in and working for Ardour which is very nice. Reaper comes with like nothing comparatively.

I'd go back to AV Linux if it wasn't for my video editing on Windows and my gaymes.

Also, don't use the default 3.5mm jacks for anything. USB, Thunderbolt, or Firewire for audio. Don't use anything else for audio. Seriously, soundcards are more for surround sound and people just wasting money. I've done super high quality audio production for a few years now and never once needed a soundcard. Save that money and buy yourself a nice microphone. SM58 is a good start for vocals. SM57 for a jack of all trades mic. And a large diaphragm condenser mic for when you need one. Use samples for drums unless you are really prepared to spend lots of money. I spent well over 1k to get "studio quality" drums tracked into a DAW. And that is just mics, cables, and stands. EZ Drummer is like 140 dollars. You won't even get a good pair of overheads and their stands/cables for that. Also, an 8 channel interface or more is best. I'm using 15 out of 18 available channels atm to track drums.


Darknet Things/mac by ArchieNunkinwater.pif - Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:48:50 EST ID:xU5Cr2M0 No.122010 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been trying to follow a guide to be able to access the darkness as safely as possible I pulled from this board a while ago
I figure what id do is get tails running on a usb drive
but I guess its not very compatible with newer Mac models
so even though I can make a bottle disk my computer won't recognize it when I go into the Mac safe mode or whatever to boot it
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RebeccaWinderlan.prn - Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:10:00 EST ID:WPhxa/LE No.122012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>122010
The most bullet proof advice is to write the image either on a non-Mac PC or a Virtualbox/VMWare/Parallels VM. Try recent Youtube videos if old or undated guides are letting you down. If you press option when you boot and don't see an option for Tails/Windows, the Tails image has not been written correctly.

>>122011
In addition to just working, having a dedicated Tails machine(s) is a best practice.
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FannyWummletuck.xls - Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:28:07 EST ID:9PzRiydb No.122017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wouldn't it just be easier to buy a laptop or old desktop at a pawnshop, run off usb drive and drive to a city and use wifi either free or stolen then destroy the usb?

Isn't tor completely compromised now?
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SimonBillingforth.pdf - Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:49:40 EST ID:umQbKBO0 No.122018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>122017
>Wouldn't it just be easier to buy a laptop or old desktop at a pawnshop, run off usb drive and drive to a city and use wifi either free or stolen then destroy the usb?
Not in general, no. That's the direction Apple is going though.

>Isn't tor completely compromised now?
That's what random nobodies keep saying. If there were credible reasons to believe it though, the loudest voices would offer evidence and reasoned argument which you probably haven't seen.


issues with megasync by CharlesSevinghotch.pif - Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:43:08 EST ID:TGc841tt No.121998 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so ive been having this problem with megasync recently whenever i download something once it reaches 100% it just starts redownloading again and never finishes, ive tried contacting them they sent an email saying they wlll get to me but it has been 3 days now and still haven't gotten a proper reply, any thoughts?
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FrederickBonnertitch.pm5 - Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:50:54 EST ID:7F/QA+Tm No.122002 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good riddance.
Install jdownloader and be done with it. Works pretty much everywhere, including mega.


Extracting android phone data by CedricPockwill.pm3 - Thu, 17 May 2018 19:18:25 EST ID:3k34FtLr No.121814 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My psycho ex smashed my phone with hundreds of cherished pjcs and videos of my son. The screen is wrecked but power supply seems to run. Haven't been successful in merely plugging it into pc so wondering if i can remove the built-in storage; is it just a micro sd in these things or do i need special equipment?
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OliverSickleworth.pm4 - Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:48:18 EST ID:OTCZkVXK No.121955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Copy pasta
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JennyBuzzforth.psd - Sat, 01 Sep 2018 15:04:42 EST ID:7vXz2nWh No.121973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
if you cant access it somehow via usb
check how to get into recovery mode and backup the data / media partition if that doesnt work flashing a custom recovery like TWRP can do the deal to get a backup if android doesnt start
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PollyTootford.ncf - Sun, 16 Sep 2018 02:35:00 EST ID:Ud9jMBXp No.121999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121814

What type of phone? I just closed down my business and have ton of phones that has bad boards but the rest of the phone is essentially brand new. If I have one that works I’ll be more than happy to send you one for free. I’ve been in your situation. I’ll bookmark this and check back in a few days.


Sorting out bookmarks [Opera] by CorneliusDrattingchick.hex - Sun, 09 Sep 2018 05:37:52 EST ID:gGPlQkkC No.121995 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello,

I've got thousands of bookmarks (and at that, some important ones).

They're all scattered around mostly in the toolbar or messy Speed Dial folders. Not organized at all.

I know it will be a pain in the ass to sort.

Still, do you guys have any tips on how to effectively sort these out, some that I might not think of?

Or even add-ons that could make it a bit easier. I've seen a few of those but don't really know what they're worth.

Thank you in advance, I want out of this mess!
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HenrySorringkud.mod - Sun, 09 Sep 2018 06:37:06 EST ID:4hmBRLfp No.121996 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I haven't used a bookmark on purpose in 15 years. I'm sure there's a bookmark manager that supports search and batch removal. Good luck with the speed dial shit though.
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IanTurveystone.pdf - Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:54:13 EST ID:whP/4D/B No.122035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, I once sorted a 15K picture /b/ folder a decade ago. It takes a dedicated day or two, but you'll be happy with the results.


Linux Issue by Terminal - Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:50:00 EST ID:NMYmKl6i No.121986 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Yo guy's sorry it's been a while since I perused this section of the webs and this might not be the right board for this sort of stuff anymore but I need a lil help.

Running Debian 8 on a compaq 6910p, laptop older than my 6 year old niece...

Anyway wifi was working fine with both Network Manager and wicd installed at the same time for some reason, so I decided to move one and broke everything.

Wifi doesn't work at boot with just wicd installed, and rfkill list tells me it's hardblocked.

rfkill unblock wifi solves this issue but I have to do it after every boot. Putting that into a script to run at start up doesnt solve the issue though, I still have to do it manually, and sometimes it takes a couple of tries.

Any ideas folks? The laptop has a hardware switch and a way to disable in BIOS but both are on. The hardware switch is just a gay little touch sensitive light that conspicuously turns on during boot showing wifi is on, then it the light turns off and pressing it does nothing.. Only the command fixes the hardware block.


Sorry for being a little incoherent I've been taking a lot of speed while obsessing about trying to fix this. As I say it was working fine before I started messing with how I had it working before.

Can provide more info if needed just didn't want to spam too much , Thanks guys
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WilliamWablingsedging.smd - Thu, 06 Sep 2018 22:12:24 EST ID:FSTocPG7 No.121987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could always read the logs and try to find out why and when it's happening. Or just add a looping unblock script to your .bash_login and hope for the best.
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Terminal - Fri, 07 Sep 2018 01:09:37 EST ID:NMYmKl6i No.121988 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121987

Hey that's a pretty good idea that probably would have been easier than what I had to do in the end! The upgrade to debian 9 fixed the networking issue but gave me more to solve instead lol


Cutting edge of tech by FrederickGimmerham.xlt - Sun, 02 Sep 2018 22:09:45 EST ID:d68NE8sZ No.121980 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So Im a 26 year old junkie, and seriously I fucked up about a decade ago and
IM back with clarity. I used to love tech and I still do, I have always wanted to work in emerging things like tech
and I just want to to know what you guys think is a good field to enter now and be able to run with in about 4-5 years of schooling
Sorry Im really bad at this "what is a good jobbing path" guys
I appreciate it, I just figure its time to get back to school and have a decent income and keep it clean
and maybe MAYBE one day, I can do a drug again, but in like 5, 6 years or so you know?
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HannahWorthingbanks.aif - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 02:55:49 EST ID:dcSUjpTU No.121981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Statistics is good!
To work in tech with statistics, the best route hands-down is R. You can learn R on datacamp.com for free.
Data science is all the rage and when you really think about real-world problems you see why.
SQL is a program that just learning on your own can get you some pretty good jobs. When I was fresh out of grad school I got turned down for jobs because I didn’t know SQL. But it’s easy to pick up.


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