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1280 No. 1280 [Edit]
A bit late with this one, but whatever. To start off:

https://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-quietly-installs-riskware-bitcoin-miner-users-report-150306/
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>> No. 2164 [Edit]
>>2161
Marketing works, to a degree - but it's assuming there are no right wing programmers with enough talent to roll their own system, and considering what's considered "right wing" these days, that's certainly an erroneous assumption. Hell, there's Loki, which got started by the guy that defended White Lives Matter being on I2P.
Isolating peers:
Only works in that it keeps people from interacting with icki opinions on accident. You can't prevent Person A from peering with Person B in general. You'd end up with 2+ mostly separate networks. They even quote proof of this with the whole Fediverse thing.

Honestly, the thing reads to me more like someone wanting grant money, for which social issues are great because it's easy to make the "problem" understood and you don't need to deliver measurable results.
>> No. 2165 [Edit]
All v3 Onion Addresses Down After Attack On The Tor Network
https://darknetdaily.com/?p=1030

I've been playing around with i2p and so far the experience has been leaps and bounds more enjoyable than any attempt I've made at using tor. I don't get why tor has gotten so much more attention over the years.
>> No. 2166 [Edit]
>>2165
I was pondering just yesterday what prevented DDoS type attacks on Tor. The type of attack mentioned in that post seems to be targeting the bootstrap nodes from which info about the relays is obtained.

Another type of attack alluded to in there is a more standard type of DDoS like you might see on the "clearnet." The fact that crypto operations are inherently expensive (to connect to a hidden service you require the other side to build a circuit to a rendezvous point) seems like it should make traffic amplification attacks quite feasible. Even worse, someone with a global view of the network topology could possibly use the DDoS as an opportunity to discover the server hosting a hidden service (find the "hot" node with a lot of incoming traffic).
>> No. 2225 [Edit]
>Microsoft in Talks to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion
https://archive.is/1lah7
>Discord exploring sale that could be worth more than $10 billion
https://archive.is/zpKyc

From the latter article:
>The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that in 2020 Discord generated $130 million in revenue, up from nearly $45 million in 2019.
>But Discord acknowledged in the same article that it is not yet profitable.

Well no shit: It's painfully obvious that the only reason it has stayed afloat is VCbux. Really, I cannot fathom how it will be able to ever become profitable without many users revolting in some manner. As I don't use Shitcord, I'm not aware of any revenue streams besides its (now defunct?) game store and micro-transactions; it's assuredly and voraciously storing data of its users, but how does one effectively monetize that without cramming lots of adverts into the UI?
In any case, and as one can easily tell, I will derive great pleasure if this shit burns and crashes, but I think Microsoft or a similar behemoth would rescue it.
>> No. 2226 [Edit]
>>2225
I think Microsoft would probably kill it and end up driving out all the users into alternative platforms like they did with Skype. I notice that they tend to go immediately overboard with trying to exploit users, and as a result anyone even moderately technologically literate can sense they're being used from a mile away and leave, with the rest of the users eventually packing up when it stops being a popular platform.
What happens after that is uncertain, but if history decides to repeat itself again then it's very likely people will just go to another service that had similar problems to Discord/SKype and the process will begin anew. Maybe somoething like this could finally be the turning point for people deciding to use something less centralized, but I doubt it.
>> No. 2227 [Edit]
>>2225
I use it. I think it's main forms of income is A: nitro(premium accounts) and B: the sale of user data.
Microsoft will probably add onto that advertisements, and paywall a bunch of features that are currently free.

99% of discord communities are cancer without a doubt. I have joined dozens and dozens of "servers" over the years in an attempt to meet people I could get along with. It almost always ends up being meme spouting -15 year olds who struggle to formulate a sentence. The bigger servers/channels end up flooded with emoji spam by users who have nothing to say but want to be noticed. When a community gets that big, it becomes pointless to say anything anyway as it quickly gets swept away. Even in smaller discord communities where communication is at least 'possible', the average user gets a knee jerk reaction to seeing any post with more than one sentence. They automatically assume things are getting too "serious" or that people are fighting and will respond accordingly. Of course, they tend to not bother reading anything which is more than a few words. This is what Microsoft thinks is worth $10 Billion dollars.
My only regret with seeing it burn is that I like to use it for saving content (links photos ect) and easily transferring them between devices.
Between all the content sharing across countless channels and the ability for anyone to create practically personal servers to upload and store endless amounts of content, makes me think that the storage and bandwidth costs must be astronomical. It's hard to imagine how it can be profitable, let alone worth what's being talked about in it's current state.
>> No. 2228 [Edit]
>>2226
They haven't killed github (yet)
>>2227
Text compresses well, and images don't take up that much space. Storage costs are also cheaper than you think.
>> No. 2229 [Edit]
>>2228
People upload videos too I think.
>> No. 2272 [Edit]
Yahoo Answers is shutting down. On May 4th it will become inaccessible. Another cornerstone of the early web is dying.
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN35642.html
>> No. 2273 [Edit]
>>2272
https://chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/
the Japanese equivalent, seems to be fine.
>> No. 2274 [Edit]
>>2273
Yahoo JP is almost wholly different from the US yahoo. (I think the JP one is owned by softbank?). I wish I knew enough JP to make use of Yahoo JP as my main page; it has a clean page, doesn't have stupid web developers changing the layout every month, and people on the answers page are actually helpful. Also I think Yahoo JP search basically uses google under the hood for returning results.
>> No. 2275 [Edit]
>>2274
it looks like straight out of 2005. I really love how a lot of japanese sites seem to still be made with 4:3 aspects in mind.
Meanwhile the US version of Yahoo doesn't even properly render for me without javascript.
>> No. 2276 [Edit]
>>2275
There are definitely a lot of older sites still online on the Japanese web that are made for 4:3, but I think a lot of the newer sites that render correctly do so in response to mobile phones demanding greater webpage scaling so that no single aspect ratio is the "correct" way to view something, or at least that the site works with the greatest number of aspect ratios as possible.
>> No. 2301 [Edit]
I swear to fucking god if they do this to me bad things will happen.
https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/14/mozilla-plans-to-remove-the-compact-density-option-from-firefoxs-customize-menu/
>> No. 2302 [Edit]
>>2301
well, they're doing the next best thing, which is just hide it even further until eventually nobody remembers and they can kill it silently.
https://www.ghacks.net/2021/04/07/mozilla-decides-to-hide-compact-mode-in-firefox-for-new-users-but-keep-it-for-existing-ones/

I still can't really wrap my head around what their problem is. They can't be THAT retarded, doing pointless crap just to upset the users. It looks more like the people running mozilla view firefox as the unwanted stepchild and just see how far they can go mocking its userbase and ruining the browser until it eventually dies. It's just malice at this point.
>> No. 2303 [Edit]
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>>2302
This latest update, the tabs got all messed up. Disabling every proton option in about:config fixed it. This feel like a repeat of what Google did to tabs in chrome, where the "old mode" was available for a while before they axed it. Firefox at least has userchrome, but it's worrisome nonetheless.
>> No. 2304 [Edit]
>>2302
UX designers justifying their salary. Mozilla's management is rotten at this point; recall that they recently fired a lot of their engineers focused on developer tooling/security and instead created new departments like "Design and UX" and "applied machine learning team"
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/08/firefox-maker-mozilla-lays-off-250-workers-says-covid-19-lowered-revenue/
>> No. 2305 [Edit]
>>2304
Design should be done on commission. Those guys shouldn't be on payroll.
>> No. 2316 [Edit]
Freenode irc network is imploding after hostile takeover/ownership change. Feels weird to see drama from what I'd considered to be one of the few remaining legacies of the older internet.
>> No. 2317 [Edit]
>>2316
That's extremely concerning.
>> No. 2318 [Edit]
>>2316
The old internet is doomed to die without the freedom it thrived on, and that's not coming back. The clearnet is on its way to becoming the corporate web and PIA taking control of Freenode is just a sign of the times.
If you want the old internet, the darknet is where you need to look.
>> No. 2319 [Edit]
There's no need to be hyperbolic, gentlemen. Most of the original freenode staff created an alternative (https://libera.chat/), and indeed, everybody seems to be moving their channels over to it or another service, e.g. OFTC.
>> No. 2320 [Edit]
>>2319
Indeed – isfreenodedeadyet.com
I just find it absolutely mind-boggling how the current admin of freenode is basically feeding the fire by banning channels and even banning clients. The stupidity with which they're carrying out actions doesn't even seem to point to a takeover with malicious intent, just plain arrogance.

Post edited on 14th Jun 2021, 3:23pm
>> No. 2321 [Edit]
>>2318
>the darknet is where you need to look
Except the old internet had things of value on it. The "darknet" only has larpers, petty criminals, and alphabet soup employees. The amount of fun and creativity there is almost nil.
>> No. 2376 [Edit]
This latest firefox update I got after restarting my computer makes disabling proton in about:config do nothing. So I had to use this to fix it
https://github.com/black7375/Firefox-UI-Fix/tree/photon-style

Post edited on 10th Aug 2021, 9:45pm
>> No. 2380 [Edit]
>>2376
They also fucked with the HTTP, have not they? This crap keeps forcing HTTPS, about:config also can't fix it. It's specially annoying because this site always get a white theme when on HTTPS.
Does this fix solves this problem as well?
>> No. 2381 [Edit]
>>2380
I haven't noticed that issue. TC works fine for me along with other "not secure" sites.
>> No. 2382 [Edit]
>>2380
>>2381
Also, check your network settings to see if you're in "HTTPS-Only Mode".
>> No. 2383 [Edit]
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>>2382
The settings clearly indicate that it's not set to browse in HTTPS only mode. This is what it looks like to browse TC to me. Also if I click a link within the page and get sent to another board it looks normal but when I click another link to another board it gets white again. I need to enter a board while in "white mode" and the click the reply button, or else I will reply like this.
>> No. 2384 [Edit]
>>2383
I figured it out. The settings was everything set to not enable https, but upon typing a non-https website it would force it anyway, and if it could not be forced a padlock with a "!" would appear. Upon clicking on the "!" padlock it said that firefox was worried about "the user protection" and chose to block certain contents form being displayed. I had to click a button that said "not block features".
>> No. 2442 [Edit]
Thunder bird changed its ui a bit and I don't really like it. I kind of like the look of kde Kontact, but I'm on windows.
>> No. 2528 [Edit]
Hah this log4j stuff is hilarious. Java's fitting counterpoint to Javascript's left-pad debacle.
>> No. 2630 [Edit]
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2630
Am I losing my fucking mind? Why is my browser advertising disney plus to me? Not an add in browser, my actual browser.
>> No. 2631 [Edit]
>>2630
Switch to IceCat or LibreWolf
Mozilla Foundation are sellouts as usual, same shit different day
>> No. 2632 [Edit]
>>2631
Tried librewolf. It was unable to import all my bookmarks, of which I have over 13k. Maybe I'll give it another look.
>> No. 2633 [Edit]
>>2630
Why do they think teenage girls are the primary users of Firefox? Of course, this is an issue amongst many corporate and governmental entities in America--a /tat/ topic--but Mozilla clearly doesn't know who uses their browser. If this is attempt to expand their base, then it's a retarded one.
>> No. 2634 [Edit]
>>2632
It works now. Guess I'll transition.
>> No. 2635 [Edit]
>>2633
It's all the diversity hires and tone-deaf executives who now run Mozilla. I doubt they even know or care about the things that the users actually want considering all their recent efforts have been on shit like themes [1], products nobody asked for like Mozilla VPN, or collaborations with brands like Pocket or Disney. Between a Google that's hell bent on walling off the web, and a Mozilla whose new leadership seems intent on ruining any goodwill that their browser had remaining, I'm not sure there is a solution at this point. Maybe just go back to using w3m/lynx?

[1] https://blog.mozilla.org/en/products/firefox/introducing-new-colorways-for-firefox-94/
>> No. 2636 [Edit]
>>2635
>Maybe just go back to using w3m/lynx?
I mean, I like images. It's probably most practical to have 2 browsers, one for work shit or whatever happens to need "modern features", and another for personal use.

I've said this many times before, but I'd switch to a chromium browser if literally any of them had a good ui, was foss, and didn't take up massive amounts of system resources(like vivaldi does).

I do not understand how nobody has thought "hey, let's make chrome but with tabs that don't take up massive amounts of vertical screen real-estate, doesn't auto-delete history, and has a decent bookmark manager built in". I would be happy with that. It could be called Silver Fox.

Post edited on 9th Mar 2022, 5:11pm
>> No. 2637 [Edit]
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>>2636
Isn't Vivaldi also Chromium based? All the Chromium based browsers gobble up system resources. I don't know why each helper process is at least 30MB. For history and bookmarks, you can at least get by with extensions that do this for you.

>Call it Silver Fox
I've got the perfect mascot
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>>2637
>Isn't Vivaldi also Chromium based?
Yes, but it's noticeably even worse than other chromium browsers in this respect.

>you can at least get by with extensions
No. Absolutely not. Extensions have limitations. They cannot and should not be used for core browser ui. You're just putting shit on top which cannot come anywhere close to being sufficiently integrated.

Back when I used ungoogled chromium, I tried various bookmark extensions. Every single one was shit and none came close to firefox's bookmark library(which itself could use improvement, but is at least usable).

Post edited on 9th Mar 2022, 9:20pm
>> No. 2639 [Edit]
>>2635
>It's all the diversity hires and tone-deaf executives who now run Mozilla.
Seems like the case for many organizations in that geographical area, and yet, Mozilla continues to be more inept than the average. Jesus Christ, until recently, one couldn't directly fund MDN.

>have been on shit like themes
I forgot about that (thus providing your point). I think it was introduced around when they deprecated configuring the UI's density.

>I'm not sure there is a solution at this point.
I'm willing to assert that it's their being drunk on Google money, and thus there's no incentive for them to materially improve or cater to their actual users. Mozilla (not the corporate subsidiary) likes to tout their non-profit status, but they're just another example proving that non-profits aren't automatically just and good.

>Maybe just go back to using w3m/lynx?
Last time I used them was on a shittop, and while they served their purpose, using them is untenable given the current and future state of the web.

>>2637
>Vivaldi
At least for Vivaldi, its excuse is that it has more features, e.g. an email client, compared to vanilla Chromium and Brave. Whether one thinks the degradation in speed is a worthy tradeoff is another matter.
>> No. 2640 [Edit]
Chrome handles down-scaled images worse it seems.
nsfw comparison
https://files.catbox.moe/3up9h1.png

What gives?
>> No. 2659 [Edit]
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/30/23002780/chrome-browser-version-10
>The biggest change is the arrival of a refreshed logo
>There have been fears that the transition to version 100 could cause issues for any websites that are only designed to recognize browsers with two-digit version numbers
>> No. 2660 [Edit]
>>2659
Wow I didn't think they could go any flatter. Also the version number is meaningless since they increment it once a month. At that point why not just use a date-based version scheme.
>> No. 2669 [Edit]
>With all of that in mind I plan to make Nautilus adaptive for mobile form factors and add a new file chooser mode to it. The file chooser living in Nautilus instead of GTK allows us support GNOME platform features at GNOME’s pace rather than GTK’s pace
https://blogs.gnome.org/christopherdavis/2022/04/03/plans-for-gnome-43-and-beyond/
>> No. 2676 [Edit]
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https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/03/ubuntu-has-a-brand-new-logo
>> No. 2677 [Edit]
>>2676
Amazing, graphics desginers these days get paid for minor modifications that could be done in paint. Gone are the days of timeless Saul Bass logos.
>> No. 2691 [Edit]
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Source is an animated png with transparent background. First is converted to gif, second is to jxl.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Animated_PNG_example_bouncing_beach_ball.png
>> No. 2699 [Edit]
https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-releases-open-source-gpu-kernel-modules/
https://github.com/NVIDIA/open-gpu-kernel-modules
Seems they finally gave in, though it's "just" the kernel-mode driver (userland components stay closed source). Seems there's still some work to be done before it could get absorbed into the kernel tree, works only on Turing+, and support for consumer cards is in alpha for the time being; I wonder how much will Nouveau benefit from this, or whether there will be any work to get the drivers running with open-source userland components (something like mesa, I imagine), but this is great news nevertheless.

Post edited on 11th May 2022, 4:01pm
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