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Let's have a thread to share some cool things with each other that help replace garbage programs. As an example, Skype. Skype is garbage, but I've had a really hard time finding something better that's also easy enough to convince friends and family to use. This looks pretty promising: appear.in
What do you guys think? Are there any other neat places you have all found to replace shitty programs?


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It looks like appear.in is using WebRTC to make the connections in browser. Be forewarned.

Krita is by far my favorite painting software. Works everywhere. No matter what computer I am on it's the same experience. A+


Krita is also good as a photoshop/gimp replacement too. really versatile program.

Discord is pretty good alternative right now, in terms of usability and friendliness. However it's not open source, so if you're one of those guys you might not like it. They're also getting video calls soon i think (if they don't already have it), so it's utility as a skype replacement is getting pretty good.


I never tried it since I don't like video calls but in the same ballpark as Skype there's also Ring, might be worth considering.
For IM I've been wanting to use XMPP+OTR but I don't know anyone using it and it seems too autistic to market it to my friends. Also tried Matrix which seems promising in itself but I hate Riot's UI and it probably won't get any better.



The Facebook messaging app used to be XMPP (probably still is, but not open to all other domains anymore). It was the most amount of normies ever using it. XMPP is fantastic though.


It's not XMPP anymore, at least open XMPP, they changed that in like 2012-2013. Unsure what it is now but it's a proprietary API.

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There is a new imageboard-software concept in the works. Addressing the problem of powerful moderating positions being compromised and shitting up the board against the will of board communities and their established board culture.
(See: 4chan 8/b/, 8/pol/, 8/wx/ etc.)
>Nothing that isn't spam or illegal is deleted, ever. You can subscribe to different moderation teams (and bots) to have the shit filtered to your liking. There would be a default moderation team for each board but the default would change if the majority changed the moderators they subscribed to.
>To keep normies from freaking the fuck out a default profile of moderation subscriptions will be applied by default, the default moderation will be decided by an impartial algorithm that takes in to account the modoration most users in a board choose, weighting the chooses by activity.

Unfortunately there is a shortage of skilled /tech/anons who are willing to assist in the planning and development of this new imageboard concept, which is holding back development.

If you're interested in assisting in the development of this new imageboard concept, please go to
If the link is broken, try checking the catalog on
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Wow, after reading this thread I can safely say that I have a good feeling I think promised chan will go down in flames.But hey, lots of websites fail. I'm actually impressed though about his ego about it.


Ever heard of nntpchan (from the overchan project)? It works on top of i2p or tor but has that feature builtin: each node duplicates the content from ALL other nodes, but also applies their own moderation on top, so most nodes remove CP but some are completely unfiltered. If nothing else this should serve as a good base for whatever you're building.
You might also want to look into distributed systems, like ipfs, eth, neo, maidsafe, etc. and build a user-weight moderation system on top of that.


imageboards will never thrive in the darknet


Why did you bump this corpse of a thread?


to give my hot take of the topic.

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Hi guys, today I wanted to start learning about programming, so I wanted to do that Hello World crap thinking it would be really easy, so I wrote the program:


int main()


printf("\nHello World!");



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chmod helloworld 777


Oh… I feel kind of retard.



Don't. We all have done it. Glad you got it figured out.

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Hey anons, there's a way to startx automatically on login? I've read that you have to modify /etc/inittab, but I don't have it. I also couldn't find ~/.bash_profile nor /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d/override.conf.
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Thanks you anon, but unfortunately that didn't work.
I also read about installing gdm and then do
#update-rc gdm defaults
but I'm not sure about it, nor about:
"I think you should install and use nodm, “an automatic display manager which automatically starts an X session at system boot”. It is extremely lightweight and works like a charm.

Create the file /etc/sv/nodm/conf and add the configuration like this:
NODM_USER='{username}' NODM_XSESSION='/home/{username}/.xinitrc

Additionally, your .xinitrc has to be executable in order to work with nodm (chmod 555)."


Have you tried Ubuntu ?


I've installed a basic Debian.


Use a display manager such as sddm, or install gentoo.



you could try lightdm. this was helpful for me when i was getting it set up. systemctl enable lightdm is the command to enable the daemon, and subsequently an x session, all that you need to figure out is adding it to startup via systemctl

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Let's post some addons that you couldn't live without and what they do.

Browser: Firefox v58
Ublock Origin: Block ads
Lastpass: Password manager
Stylus: Change styles for sites. Favorite theme is gruvbox dark.
Vimium-FF: vim keybindings

Tree Style Tab: Display tabs in a tree rather than horizontally. Very useful for large amount of tabs. In the screenshot I have about 30 tabs open.
Tab Session Manager: Saves open tabs in intervals so you can go back to what you were working on days later.


dark mode on firefox is fucking wonderful, it makes everything look really nice. advanced dark mode for pale moon is a lot more feature-rich, though. i use twitter app to add a sidebar to firefox, and i also like greasemonkey for the ability to add custom scripts.


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Using Pale Moon 27.7.1 (64bit)

The attached image shows the essentials.

Decentraleyes (for intercepting api.google.com and running local instea)

Encrypted Web (HTTPS Everywhere)

NoScript (Essential. Will not use a browser if I can't control what scripts are being ran on a website)

Redirector (So that YouTube links automatically open on Hooktube.com instead)

uBlock Origin


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Dark mode is nice but it doesn't work on some sites like twitch.

You may like the extension flashgot. It's specifically a download manager, but you can config it to open videos in vlc or mpv if you have youtube-dl installed. So you'd be able to right click a video and send it to your out of browser video player.

Why play videos out of browser? You get better playback and you have the option to user shaders like sharpen or denoise.

Firefox quantum isn't compatible with flashgot because it's in the old extension format so I had to settle for 'Open in VLC'


Thanks for the recommendation, anon. I have gnome-twitch installed because the twitch website is shite. I'll give this a go the next time I have to watch something live.


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I just use the twitch site to watch vods. I use streamlink-twitch-gui and chatty twitch client normally.

I find that streamlink twitch gui has better video search than gnome-twitch and use chatty to chat in the channel. I think the user experience is better to have chat in a separate program.

Chatty can be used on it's own to watch twitch streams but there is no search or ability to watch vods.

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How does this make you feel?
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>using flash
>youtube scrobbler




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>expecting someone to copy/paste a link



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Get on my level.


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So, /t/, I got a Raspberry Pi for Christmas. I've been playing with it and quite enjoy it, and I was wondering, what do you all think I should do with it? Should I use it for emulation, as a file server, perhaps as a seedbox? Also, can anyone recommend a decent web browser that runs on the pi because it comes with >Chromium and Firefucks runs like ass. Everything else I've checked either doesn't run on ARM or else doesn't support watching muh YouTube.


Are you running android on it? If so I recommend Firefox Klar as a browser.

You can use it to make an occupied indicator for the bathroom. That way you don't have to get up and see if someone is in the bathroom, you can just glance and see if the light is on.


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Give up on using a DE on the pi. Reinstall with Raspbian Lite.

Use it as a network-wide adblocker:

Use it as a network-wide vpn:


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Those are some decent ideas. I may look into that. I do like having it as an emulation station though. I threw complete libraries for the NES, Genesis, and SNES on there. I also already have a VPN.
Nah, I just have normal Raspbian. I could, though I feel like that's more of a Pi zero job, I want to use its capabilities.


Oh neat, I threw a retropie together about two weeks ago. I've mostly been using it as a retro games console, but I'm actually considering getting another with an LCD screen and using it as a type of onboard computer in the equipment I'm putting together for a little 'project' I'm working on.

Does anyone know if you can reliably run wireshark off the pi? I imagine it doesn't have the RAM or processing speed to handle it but I'm not totally sure. It can definitely run metasploit though as there are kali distributions made specifically for devices like it.


Lets get some Christmas music
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Clarence ripping on the sax makes it


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But wait, theres more! Favorite is Jingle Bells.


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What is the future of P2P websites? ZeroNet or IPFS. Discuss.
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Too new? WTF, Freenet is old as hell.


I've tried IPFS and it seems cool, but it's really not super usable until there are easty to remember names for sites or a good search engine. The hashes are a pain to remember and it's hard to find things. Can someone give me the quick rundown on zeronet?


Zeronet is a literal honeypot. There's enough documentation thereof online so I won't bother looking it up again just for (You). IPFS doesn't do dynamic content yet, and the go daemon is buggy as shit. When it doesn't bug out, though, it works really fucking well, and for static content it's already far superior to zeronet even if you ignore zeronet's honeypot shit.

For the time being I think projects like substratum are more interesting. Substratum lets nodes in the networks act as full hosts, so you still have the classical client-server architecture but with a random host from the pool. Much easier to setup for developers, and figuring shit like sideeffects is a no-brainer. It's not quite as nice as fully distributed/decentralized sites but it's effectively close enough.


You can use IPNS and any DNS system to enable easy names like e.g. localhost:whatever/ipns/mycoolsite.xxx for example. There are more complete instructions if you look around. This has been a feature since almost the beginning. The point of non-ipns records is to be able to keep a content-addressed exact versionned copy of a chunk, e.g. if a site becomes compromised or if you just prefer the older version.


I don't know enough about any of these, but I'm completely on board for a large scale network that operates under different rules than the current one.

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Let's have a fun little thread. Post in this thread and tell the person above you what distribution they should run. They have to run it in a virtual machine for a day or two and can then come back and share experiences or opinions.

I feel like it's easy to get caught in a rut of one or two distributions and I think it would be fun to do this. Also, I would recommend staying away from gentoo or something that will take too long to install.

Pic mostly unrelated.
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I'm testing out Refracta, a distribution based on Devuan. Only had it up and running for about 30 minutes, but there doesn't seem to be any issues. The two things I have noticed so far is that the repos are pretty bare, and that Hexchat suffers from a segmentation fault when connecting to a server, but this happens on most Live discs right now, so I think it's a bad version of Hexchat being packaged.

Ships with XFCE, is working on my AMD video card (R9 3xx series), Pale Moon installed with no problems, Neofatch compiled with no issues.

Seems like a complete and functional operating system so far. Might be a solution for those wanting to get away from systemd. Until applications start writing dependencies on systemd.


oh, hey, this looks cool. does it use nonfree drivers? my only issue with devuan is that my wifi card isn't compatible.


Just build the driver yourself, shouldn't be too hard


It has a wifi configuration tool and non-free drivers available. I use a wired connection so I can't attest to how well it operates.


that sounds interesting. I've never had any issues with systemd, but i know a lot of people do, so it's nice to see something that's relatively user-friendly that's not systemd-based.

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