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Tech Thread Bernd 05/16/2018 (Wed) 18:34:14 [Preview] No. 16528
Newest Edition, with less Ghork.

First thing first:
That dude of the Primitive Technology channel and all his copycats have a great advantage: access to unlimited supply of bamboo. Unlimited to their objectives. That stuff is great, tuff as shit, light as feather, can be used to many purpose with little modification and not too much work.

I also read most of this:
I think technology and it's use are running forward and lawmakers lag behind. Those who spent any time in the past two decades on the internet have a giant heap of data about them. I think Bernd posted a video about a security eggsbert, I think he works kind of a private investigator many time cooperating with officials and he said in that video anonymizing data worth nothing it can be de-anonymized with ease, and both companies and govt agencies do.
Now this law was passed at 2016. This year the EU countries have to start implementing it. Who knows how long it takes until it finishes. The whole stuff is kinda vague (it can be modified when necessary tho), and I don't know for example how the EU can force a foreign company to do whatever? There are sanctions but what jurisdiction the EU has over a US based firm for example Facebook and how the EU will force the sanctions onto for example said company?

Bernd 05/17/2018 (Thu) 09:08:17 [Preview] No.16534 del

I've heard different opinions, but looks like this isn't very positive thing. First - it is that type of law that can be used against literally anyone because it has very wide terms. For example, even having technical logs of web server may be a target for criminal case, or even some small server apps like fail2ban can be counted as personal data processing things. Of course no one in sane mind would do this, but that is the point: having law that may be used against anyone is pretty totalitarian thing. "If we don't like you, we can easily fuck you legally and you can do nothing against it" - that is what government really thinks. So, it is easier to find another excuse to fine (or put into jail) on those whose government doesn't like.

It is really bad for small business, now they need to maintain much larger infrastructure for logging access to data etc. So, spending will increase, and then prices. Larger players like Facebook also had problems, but they have resources and time, so they'll become stronger and small companies weaker (or die). Another step to monopolization - make running own commercial web service harder. It is especially fun when going into court is costly - someone may hire a lawyer and start the process against you for messing with personal data, and even if you win, you'll spend tremendous amount of time and money in court. So, to prevent this, company would start to do different types of certifications, audits etc, i.e. transfer money from own pocket to some third-party "trusted" parasites. For some small family-owned company that has registration on site it is easier to close the site than do all that shit. Or go to some third-party service for storing personal data (that of course can be "trusted" because it will be "certified" by government and so).

Some services already gone: https://www.tunngle.net/

Will it stop Facebook or Google or someone big from selling your data to third parties? Of course no, it just is easier to you to see that they did it, although they state this almost openly in ToS already. Yes, it will be easier to delete your account (and that part also has exception that allows company to store data for long time if they need).

Looks like it is same nonsense like cookie law but now with real harm.

Bernd 05/17/2018 (Thu) 15:15:45 [Preview] No.16538 del
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>make a new law based on the Zuckerberg trials to remove power from big companies
>it actually gives them more power
EU: not even once

Bernd 05/17/2018 (Thu) 16:04:59 [Preview] No.16540 del
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Here's the actual text, maybe someone interested:

Bernd 05/17/2018 (Thu) 17:28:51 [Preview] No.16543 del
I'm glad you summed up things from the other side. I had no time to think about how it affects the "data controllers".

Bernd 05/19/2018 (Sat) 14:13:00 [Preview] No.16573 del
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So what kind of goods are produced in space?

Bernd 05/20/2018 (Sun) 10:28:48 [Preview] No.16581 del
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I don't know about ISS, but I've read about work on past Soviet stations, and there were plenty of things they could bring back from station. For example, something like metal details made on experimental zero-g metal casting equipment or results of botanical experiments.

Although amount of this is rarely large, so they could bring everything with crew on rotation. Maybe supply will create demand.

But Roskosmos promised to build Soyuz-based transport ship in 2006, and they still moving dates to future, now it is 2022. They also promised base on moon in 2015. I guess that impotent organization wouldn't do anything.

Bernd 05/20/2018 (Sun) 13:39:34 [Preview] No.16582 del
What these channels like Primitive Technology's and his copycats don't tell you - or rather their videos don't give back that type of experience - is that all the stuff they make are a result of awfully lot of work.
Judging by a 10-20 min video one could think: "oh that's so easy, I'm gonna gave fun on the weekend recreate their projects" or worse: "I'll quit my job and live on my DIY, off the grid homestead built from scratch by the materials I find in nature" and off he goes. Then comes the frustration of the slowness of the work and the back pain from the crouching and lifting for hours and hours days after days.
Making over 9000 mudbricks to build a deplorable little cabin is no fun for 99.9% of the romantic minded delicate city dwellers.

Bernd 05/20/2018 (Sun) 13:40:28 [Preview] No.16583 del
*I'm gonna have fun

Bernd 05/23/2018 (Wed) 19:23:48 [Preview] No.16619 del
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Oy vey.
But does it mean Endchan will finally stable?

Not that much left from our board, the chance that we won't dwindle slowly into total inactivity gone with the much downtime, as KC migrants left, even those who would have remained otherwise. To be frank, I much contemplated on giving up posting altogether in the past 24 hours. The regulars now irregulars, no discussions, and really these few people are discussed so much what's left?
Ehh, we'll see.

Bernd 05/23/2018 (Wed) 19:28:53 [Preview] No.16620 del
feels bad man

Bernd 05/23/2018 (Wed) 19:34:43 [Preview] No.16621 del
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It's does.

Now I plan write some more football, and wait for the World Cup, maybe give it a try and make polanball drawings of the matches like picrel, but never did such thing so I dunno if I can manage to make it look good.

Bernd 05/23/2018 (Wed) 19:36:01 [Preview] No.16622 del
I'm pretty sure I would need a drawing tablet how is it called.

Bernd 05/23/2018 (Wed) 19:41:36 [Preview] No.16623 del
I would be down to watch the World Cup with you guys, not sure how interested /sp/ would be. I don't think USA qualified this year?

Bernd 05/23/2018 (Wed) 20:22:29 [Preview] No.16625 del
We'll see. It starts on June 14.
>I don't think USA qualified this year?
She didn't. Maybe they thought they can make their own world cup tournament in soccer as well.

Bernd 05/30/2018 (Wed) 04:52:24 [Preview] No.16726 del
GDPR in action
And actually this is fucking bullshit.
>requiring the user to agree to the entire privacy policy and new terms in one document
What's the problem with that? You've already had to agree to the full policy ones when you made an account, so what would change if they made the whole thing separate?
>By not making it clear to the Facebook user that they didn’t have to agree to the policy and could opt to delete their account.
It's peer pressure that keeps people in, not the obscure delete option. Those who want to delete it can and will, the others don't even read anything, don't even try to inform themselves about anything.

This case is just some red herring to obscure the real problems. That they still sell their data, make people addicts,. depressed and destroy actual social life replacing it with an artificial and empty one.

Bernd 05/30/2018 (Wed) 04:57:08 [Preview] No.16727 del
Oh and other problems, like they don't really delete an account, that they make shadow accounts for those who don't have one, the profiling and other over 1488+ violation of human rights, their monopoly and shit like that which were all questions at the Zuck hearing but he answered "I don't know, we just helping to create targeted ads". And all these questions weren't answered and never will.

Bernd 06/07/2018 (Thu) 16:55:01 [Preview] No.17026 del
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Tfw there's money for this bullshit.
First this trend that they call every fucking thing an AI when it's not an AI. Fucking pocket calculator is an AI now. Why not just baptise every algorithm AI? It would sound modern and advanced. Just look how Endchan's AI helps me visualize my thoughts to you.
Second programs don't have empathy. Psychopatism one sure component is the lack of compassion toward other people. By definition every program is a "psychopath".
Third if they make a database basically only of gruesome pictures then of course a program will only recognize this kind of stuff in every pattern they feed to it after that. Wow. Such a sensation.

Bernd 06/20/2018 (Wed) 17:41:37 [Preview] No.17437 del
At about 0:49 the dude talks about how the small news sites will survive if search engines (like google and bing) have to pay for the snippets of articles. I believe he means smaller search engines, because this actually helps news sites, small and large.
Watched for a while, but I think I won't finish it. Again these people try to regulate something they have no idea about, but I bet they got nice fat sums into their pockets from lobbyists.

Bernd 06/20/2018 (Wed) 17:46:36 [Preview] No.17438 del
Also this guy sounds like the anchors on RT.

Bernd 06/21/2018 (Thu) 13:38:29 [Preview] No.17447 del
I recently read a blog article that said China contributed little to open source.

I read it because I didn't agree with a Taiwanese who said that China didn't contribute. I was wrong again.

Bernd 06/21/2018 (Thu) 14:56:57 [Preview] No.17449 del
Chi-coms step over injured babies in the street, why would they be in to open source?

Bernd 06/21/2018 (Thu) 15:54:25 [Preview] No.17451 del
Isn't it in the article?

>I was wrong again.
That's life, so the proof that you live as well.

Bernd 06/22/2018 (Fri) 14:52:41 [Preview] No.17471 del
What I don't understand is why there are narcotic substance in natural plants.
The funny thing is these substance might enter the environment and interact with other animals and plants. I don't know what does this mean

Bernd 06/22/2018 (Fri) 16:29:10 [Preview] No.17476 del
Maybe it's a defensive mechanism against pests and/or herbivores.

Bernd 06/22/2018 (Fri) 21:30:27 [Preview] No.17489 del
There are plenty things that looks strange, like toxin-resistant animals who bear poison inside and so on. Sometimes it is hard to imagine that evolution (that must be slow and gradual) can give life to these creatures without them going extinct in process.

Bernd 06/23/2018 (Sat) 23:35:50 [Preview] No.17498 del
That's whats confusing to me too. Biology and ecology and evolution are so complicated to me. They involve so many interactions
I mean I heard that some inspects eat toxic plants to accumulate toxin in itself. So that's a result of million years of evolution.
Then we have this news of the chemicals made by human activities (antibiotics, hormones, heavy metals) affecting the natural environment.
Makes me wonder if the two things are related

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 12:29:02 [Preview] No.17549 del
>I mean I heard that some inspects eat toxic plants to accumulate toxin in itself. So that's a result of million years of evolution.

I don't understand fully how this is "started". As far as I know, mutations coulnd't be very serious or subject will die, so process must be slow. For example, some snake gets very lightly toxic substance in saliva for some reason. If it gets more, it could die from own toxin.

Or same thing with horns, non-horned animal couldn't easily grow large horn in few generation, it must be slow thickening of bone that will result in horn in million years.

But these small steps aren't good for survival. If some cow has slightly more thick head bone, it doesn't really increases survival chance - there is much more random things like muscles etc, so this bone factor wouldn't be noticed. It would give preference to subject only when it grows much more. And mutations happen in random, so there will be no trend to increase that factor.

Bernd 06/26/2018 (Tue) 20:03:05 [Preview] No.17571 del
Well again the large companies can tell what the decision makers should think on stuff they don't know nothing about. And not just the technology itself isn't understood by them but it's use.

Bernd 07/07/2018 (Sat) 00:00:15 [Preview] No.17783 del
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So I wrote some (faily superficial) intro about GIMP and animation for our hungarobernd here >>17775 but that thread is mostly unrelated so I suppose I couldn't do worse by posting it here...

Well, actually not so much more to say but let's see, first I should say that I didn't actually use any of the plug-ins since what I needed was very simple

As mentioned, for involved animation work some plug-in is necessary because there's almost none of the typical animation devices built-in, for example there's no timeline. The most featureful one is GAP (which for my system comes in a separate package), though still not a typical animation system, instead more like a collection of animation-related tools. It's a relatively complex array of tools so I won't say more, you should read the tutorials in the official documentation. Then there's also this FAnim plug-in which is evidently much simpler, maybe too simple

actually, if you need to animate seriously perhaps should just use some other appropriate tool, maybe Krita or Synfig:

however, if you just need to run through a few handdrawn frames then you simply make each one into a layer (bottom-most layer is the initial frame). You can use layers normally for editing but at the end of the process there should be one visible layer for each frame. Some remarks:
- you can control frame period (and therefore frame rate) globally in the GIF export window
- to override the period of individual frames you edit the corresponding layer's name so that it includes the text '(<period>ms)' where <period> is some integer duration in milliseconds
- similarly, you can override the 'transition method' between frames: if you put '(replace)' in the name then the frame replaces the previous, while '(combine)' merges the frame into the previous (the default is to combine)
- useful things under Filters/Animation:
* the Playback tool for previewing
* the Optimise for GIF tool for reducing file size: assuming the frames are combined, it will remove redundant pixels
* the few pre-made effects are mildly interesting but AFAICS they apply to the whole image, so in order to combine them you would need to separate parts of the image into different documents apply the filters and then blend the parts again into a single composite animation. this quickly becomes unwieldy doing manually and is the kind of process that GAP should help you manage.

Bernd 07/07/2018 (Sat) 00:03:59 [Preview] No.17784 del
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That thing about editing the layer name to change the frame properties is a blatant hack. This was bothersome for me because I needed to control the timing of frames broadly over dozens of frames and doing so manually was obviously out the question so I wrote some bydlo-level lisp to automate that. Here is simple example:

(define (-1+ n)
(- n 1))

(define (rename-all-layers image renamer)
((res (gimp-image-get-layers image))
(nlayers (car res))
(layers (vector->list (cadr res)))
(lambda (total-layers layers)
(if (> (length layers) 0)
((layer (car layers))
(layer-index (-1+ (length layers)))
(layer-name (renamer layer layer-index total-layers)))
(display "calling (gimp-item-set-name ")
(display layer)
(display " ")
(display layer-name)
(display ")\n")
(gimp-item-set-name layer layer-name)
(loop total-layers (cdr layers))))
(display "done\n")))))
(loop nlayers layers)))

(define (rename-all-frames-with-duration-curve image duration-func)
(lambda (layer index total-layers)
(string-append "frame "
(number->string index)
" ("
(number->string (duration-func total-layers index))
(rename-all-layers image frame-renamer)))

(define (rename-all-frames-with-constant-duration image duration-ms)
(rename-all-frames-with-duration-curve image (lambda (t i) duration-ms)))

; time(index) = -2*(index-total/2)**2 + max_time
(define (square-timer total-layers layer-index)
(let ((max-duration 150))
(trunc (round (+ (* -2 (pow (- layer-index (/ total-layers 2)) 2)) max-duration)))))

Then entering something like:

(rename-all-frames-with-duration-curve 1 square-timer)

Would rename all layers in image with ID '1' (use '(gimp-image-list)' to list IDs) so that each frame period is determined by a polynomial (the 'square-timer' function). The result in this case would be the frame rate smoothly decreasing at a quadratic rate from start until middle of the animation and then increasing again. to change the timing you change the function (to make it more general one would need to implement some bezier algorithm here)

So that's the memo.

sage Bernd 07/07/2018 (Sat) 00:06:32 [Preview] No.17785 del
fucku endchan that code is properly indented

Bernd 07/07/2018 (Sat) 07:05:40 [Preview] No.17790 del
>to override the period of individual frames you edit the corresponding layer's name so that it includes the text
That's a tip that I needed! I remember setting different times from years ago but not how I did it.
I'll look into the GAP.

That is something I surely won't use but thanks anyway I read it through, it could be prove useful in some other way.

You also didn't säge properly. For some reason it's not easy to do that here.

Bernd 07/08/2018 (Sun) 09:48:58 [Preview] No.17808 del
bo could patch css:
pre {
white-space: pre-wrap;
line-height: 75%;

Bernd 07/11/2018 (Wed) 15:14:37 [Preview] No.17857 del
While not many codes are written on our boards if BO can he should fix it. No pressure tho.

Bernd 07/12/2018 (Thu) 16:37:43 [Preview] No.17891 del
Okay I found 2 css files on my computer, one from april that was retrieved from internet archive and one from may that I don't know it's origin. I'm assuming later is the current one but let me know if something stops working. Sadly endchan doesn't allow modification of currently uploaded css file, I have to upload entire file again.

Bernd 07/14/2018 (Sat) 08:03:46 [Preview] No.17907 del
Ok now, and no needed old Css file is need simply download css browser according URL: http://endchan.net/kc/custom.css http://s6424n4x4bsmqs27.onion/kc/custom.css

Bernd 07/21/2018 (Sat) 07:08:54 [Preview] No.18025 del
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So last Saturday I made a piece of cordage from stinging nettle then I tore the end so I stopped because I didn't have much more fibers anyway. Because I made it fresh it was full of water which soaked my skin and I got blisters during work. I think the technique is called reverse-wrap and it needs for me to hold the cord tight and twist it which was hard on my wet skin.
Next day I gathered more nettle and processed it into fibers (look at those hairs on pic #2) and let it dry for a day which also gave some time for my hands to heal. Then I started a new cord and made a little bit every day. Now I have 2m and 30cm long cordage and enough fibers for at least the double of it if not triple.
I primitive technology nao!

Bernd 07/21/2018 (Sat) 07:41:49 [Preview] No.18026 del
Rope making is an ancient trade I'm sure there are several ways to do it and many plants to use (e.g. ancient Egyptians used palm fibers I think). One can find bunch of videos on youtube for example how to do it from stinging nettle. This dude makes precise instructional vids of such things:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=DFJPlp3hic8 [Embed]
I do the splicing little bit differently: if one ends starts to be too thin or it ends soon I put another fiber there bended asymmetrically (usually very asymmetrically). To be honest I do very bad job as my string has varied thickness not just there where I splice it. At certain places it is very awkward to thin the fibers, mature nettle grow "branches" and these leave s little stump on the fiber after I get rid of them.
I suspect I should tear the fibers into more thinner strands and roll a bunch together for use.

Here's another instructional by Ray Mears with a different technique (well it's the same in it's core):
https://youtube.com/watch?v=lQHvqWCN5Eo [Embed]

Bernd 07/21/2018 (Sat) 20:17:54 [Preview] No.18033 del
>how to kill yourself in a survival situation

Bernd 07/21/2018 (Sat) 20:30:37 [Preview] No.18034 del
You probably die of starvation before you make enough rope out of nettle that sturdy enough to hang yourself.

Bernd 09/01/2018 (Sat) 10:59:20 [Preview] No.18885 del
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Bernd 09/01/2018 (Sat) 11:10:36 [Preview] No.18886 del
That has to be a hoax.

Bernd 09/03/2018 (Mon) 19:21:20 [Preview] No.18943 del
terrys not dead he was recently arrested

Bernd 09/03/2018 (Mon) 19:27:41 [Preview] No.18945 del
They arrest crazy people?

Bernd 09/03/2018 (Mon) 22:42:39 [Preview] No.18948 del
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Terry is not dead, he lives in our hearts.

Bernd 09/03/2018 (Mon) 23:29:22 [Preview] No.18952 del
i dont know (ive never been arrested, bernd)

oh and edit: he is dead? maybe. i dont know...

Bernd 09/04/2018 (Tue) 05:14:05 [Preview] No.18955 del
Is this Terry dude cyberpunk?
>OS is the temple of God
Maybe lines of bits can be souls as well?

Bernd 09/04/2018 (Tue) 14:31:39 [Preview] No.18957 del
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>tfw the CIA niggers won
F ;_;

Bernd 09/04/2018 (Tue) 15:16:55 [Preview] No.18959 del
So, he's actually dead?

Bernd 09/04/2018 (Tue) 15:24:11 [Preview] No.18960 del
I don't know, all we have are the facebook posts from his family. I guess we can't expect a dead homeless guy to show up in the news or anything, so we'll just have to wait and see if he ever does another livestream.

Bernd 09/04/2018 (Tue) 15:29:28 [Preview] No.18962 del
I bet that cpu has heavenly cooling.

Maybe an IT oriented blog or news site will confirm it.

Bernd 09/04/2018 (Tue) 21:23:35 [Preview] No.18978 del
its almost as if he was massively ill, mentally, im glad that isnt the truth though. cia fuck fuck glow in the dark hahahaha the internet is such a funny place

Bernd 09/05/2018 (Wed) 05:26:42 [Preview] No.18983 del

Bernd 09/05/2018 (Wed) 14:58:30 [Preview] No.18986 del
It's ok.

Bernd 09/07/2018 (Fri) 17:02:16 [Preview] No.19057 del

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 05:14:57 [Preview] No.19627 del
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Redbull me on Tor.
So it seems to me that it makes my traffic anonymous by redirecting it through nodes (proxies) and applying https encryption.
But physically my traffic goes through whatever infrastructure Hungary has and there will be one device before it leaves the country and where they can just sniff my shit out of the tube and capture my traffic easy peasy. Isn't this make it somewhat pointless?

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 13:00:48 [Preview] No.19629 del
>Redbull me on Tor.
USA MIIIC-originated software supposedly to anonymize network data.There are a few theories about the true purpose of TOR after release outside us miiiiic circles. an interesting one is that usa wanted a method for segregating potentially "interesting" traffic from just regular internet kot and pr0n traffic, so they pushed this tor thing propagandizing it as the best countermeasure *against* prying eyes in order to get those interested in privacy to use it, the catch being that TOR is ineffective against a global adversarial observer, which of course the usa is, as snowden told us

>So it seems to me that it makes my traffic anonymous
depends on your anonymity requirements, iow on who your adversary is. More precisely it makes your traffic harder to follow and trace back to you

>by redirecting it through nodes (proxies)
correct, 3 nodes in standard configuration

>and applying https encryption.
not quite
tls (the encryption system used in https) is a standard with several versions and a large number of {en,de}cryption mechanisms (ciphersuites) the internode encryption in tor is related to that in tls but is singular, old, and significantly worse than the best tls can offer today

>But physically my traffic goes through whatever infrastructure Hungary has

>and there will be one device before it leaves the country
correct (assuming it leaves the country at all)

>and where they can just sniff my shit out of the tube and capture my traffic easy peasy. Isn't this make it somewhat pointless?
Your traffic will leave your computer (technically your configured tor node client software, normally running locally in your computer) already encrypted three times over (once for each node in your chosen tor circuit) additionally, the connection to your final target destination may be encrypted as well, so that will add a fourth layer of encryption (for example, when visiting an https site over TOR)
Whether Hungary can [pay for enough farms/quantumcomputerslol to] crack that is another question.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 13:40:41 [Preview] No.19630 del
Also TOR INC (the company that receives the 6 figure donation$$$) is stuffed full of sjw loonies/feminist nutcases/slandering whores.

>the catch being that TOR is ineffective against a global adversarial observer, which of course the usa is, as snowden told us
But most countries in the world are not so this also helps further their goal of NO ONE BUT US. The spy agencies in your government might not be able to see and track your traffic, but USA will

>3 nodes in standard configuration
That's if your traffic leaves the network. But if it stays inside (.onion services) there will be from 1 to 3 more for the other side of the connection.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 14:36:47 [Preview] No.19631 del
The data is encrypted, so they can see that you are connected to the Tor network but nothing that you access through it. Like this guy >>19629 it isn't useful for hiding from CIA and shit but is fine for hiding your traffic from ISPs and your local government, hence why it's popular in countries like China and Iran.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 16:12:35 [Preview] No.19634 del
Is tls that hard to crack? I'd assume it would take some good graphic cards.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 17:12:36 [Preview] No.19635 del
assuming only traditional computers (aka real computers), it's very expensive, too expensive to do in bulk for very wealthy government and completely unaffordable for other
more effective strategyy is timing correlation: observe and record the flow of packets even if cannot read because encryption, then correlate them to reconstruct original chain from you to each of the proxies to the target (break anonymity), then just read or break target encryption layer (break confidentiality)
this is very easy and effective, the only difficulty is being able to observe enough connection points (be global adversary)
but sometimes you don't need to, for example if you connect from hungary to tor to hungary target, then single government can observe entry and exit which is only a bit more difficult but still easy to correlate

which also shows why that
>>The data is encrypted, so they can see that you are connected to the Tor network but nothing that you access through it
is not so simple in fact, just imagine connection: you (hungary) -> tor -> http (plaintext) target website (hungary)
then hungary government can know WHO and WHAT very easy

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 17:33:31 [Preview] No.19636 del
I say this >>19635 for TOR case, but if you mean normal tls used in https pki then there are many attacks
just an example: use your own CA to issue imbersonating certificate for target, since most governments control some CA and normally browser trusts them all equally

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 17:40:25 [Preview] No.19637 del
I remember reading some polish news how police caught a guy who was doing something illegal (uploaded some cp or made a threat I don't remember). They checked that this thing was uploaded/posted at certain hour in the night and then checked that only this one dude over there was connected to TOR at this time and he got jailed pretty fast.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 18:36:11 [Preview] No.19638 del
Yeah I guess intra-country traffic would be very easily surveillancable. No exciting Hungarian websites exists tho.
I'm not sure at all how this goes but I guess governments can ask the US government to hand over infos on a certain citizesy of theirs granted there's a good enough reason. Maybe some institutions have to discuss it or give a green light for that after evaluation of the request.

Yeah, in our little ponds around here not many dudes would use Tor, kek.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 20:06:18 [Preview] No.19639 del
yes this is great problem with all low latency onion networks, in fact is possible that anonymity and low latency are fundamentally opposed
in that sense, mixing networks make the contrary tradeoff: better anonymity in exchange of much greater latency
unfortunately, stupid people always want instant satisfaction and even knowledgeable people will sometimes need quick response time, so even though they exist since long time they never gain much popularity, and even I don't care about popularity in the fetishistic amerilard sense, for anonymity system popularity is very important because if very little or very related people use it then is not so hard to distinguish between them (is called anonymity set)

imbalance of resource leads to market of resource, so maybe usa will give your info in exchange of something else (laws/treaties, contracts for their businesses, other info, political influence, money, whatever)
info that they obtain by attacking other nations, including those they are trading with lol

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 20:14:02 [Preview] No.19640 del
Do you use Tor?

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 20:19:34 [Preview] No.19641 del
I don't see ball at his posts so, yes he does.

How viable is security via obfuscation, blending in, hiding in plain sight? Is there any options for this? I know user agent spoofing exist for example.

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 20:27:03 [Preview] No.19642 del
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>Also TOR INC (the company that receives the 6 figure donation$$$) is stuffed full of sjw loonies/feminist nutcases/slandering whores.

It is perfectly ok in modern IT world, especially in West. I'd be surprised if some known and popular software-related organization wouldn't be filled with these people.

It is more interesting why it works like this.

>How viable is security via obfuscation, blending in, hiding in plain sight? Is there any options for this? I know user agent spoofing exist for example.

Every security-related question about internet must be started with some things in mind: what do you want to hide and from who you are hiding.

Because there is serious difference in methods of hiding and seeking depending on context. Tor browser already tries to obfuscate some your info (and sometimes don't: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27845 )

Bernd 09/28/2018 (Fri) 21:08:04 [Preview] No.19643 del
Regarding pronouns ...

Bernd 09/29/2018 (Sat) 07:41:16 [Preview] No.19647 del
One more thing related to Tor. So it can be recognized if a traffic is Tor's traffic? For example Wireshark can tell if it is, or just take a look at the captured piece and tell if there's some Tor stuff?

You're right it's a large topic but we are discussing large topics all the time. I don't have any specific in mind just the general idea of security.
>from who
Well from everyone? If one party knows something all the others know it as well.

Bernd 09/29/2018 (Sat) 10:33:47 [Preview] No.19649 del
>Well from everyone? If one party knows something all the others know it as well.

But there is one party that knows everything: you.

Question is actually about level of security. For example, https is ok for preventing your neighbor or local provider from getting your data, but there are multiple methods for big government agencies to get your data (from just getting encryption keys from site or having direct access to site data to spoofing certs using controlled CA). It also depends on what you hiding: fact of access, accessed data or sent data.

And people often forgot about non-tor stuff, like protecting your identity using different emails, avoiding access to some services from your own IP, etc: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/staying-anonymous-online-silk-road-founder-mistakes/

Bernd 09/29/2018 (Sat) 18:09:34 [Preview] No.19655 del
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I use varius anonymity/security tools, but i try to learn when is ok and when is useless
in this bbs is not important, but is not so good if someone sees tor traffic only when is imporatnt ;)

I think you mention 2 different problems
>security via obfuscation
this is common phrase about security of cryptosystem and has specific meaning: "security of system depends on secrecy of key only" vs "security of system depends on secrecy of mechanism"
second is obfuscation and considered much worse (no serious security) because the mechanisms can be probed/guessed with more advanced methods and because is secret not much people can study and find errors etc ("secrecy breeds incompetence" t. assange)
first is considered good cryptosystem but is not always true when claimed because to be true is necessary proven mathematics and machine implementation
mathematic proof is sometimes partial (or "assuming the security of blahbla...") and the implementation proof is very rare
so pragmatically first method is required for security but you can also use obfuscation for low value extra

>blending in, hiding in plain sight
this is related to anonymity but I think maybe you misunderstand something because "darknet" (lol) is not mean "hiding out of sight" (is not invisible, probably they say "dark" because they don't understand so is dark for their mind ;) then darknet/anonymity network is also "blending in, hiding in plain sight"
anonymity objective is alwyas same: not "make invisible" (physics is hard) however is "make all sameness/indifferent"
useragent spoofing is only one example but is useless alone, there are too many more sides in the dice
think like this: imagine you want to avoid car identification and you discover in your country the most common color is blue, so you paint your car blue, but your car is old skoda that is most common white, now you maybe the only 1 or 2 weird guys with that blue skoda
result is worse: your car is more unique, less anonymous

other meaning of "hiding in plain sight" is steganography but is for confidentiality/privacy and censorship bypass not anonymity

Bernd 09/29/2018 (Sat) 18:32:14 [Preview] No.19656 del
I think to let this happen is is pathetic/disgrace
I have my opinions why but this is depressing topic for me because now is opposite of what attracted me....
btw there was 2 or more no flag people here but I didnt not say anything because I didn't disagree still (and "we are Anonymous" lol)

yes, you can recognize by studying the traffic because is a bit special
and also you can recognize when the "partner" in the connection is tor node because they are publicly known
so you need to hide both if you need to hide you are using tor
there are techniques for this already but they are not 100% effective: there are "bridge" tor node that are not public and they are used before the normally first node, and then there are "pluggable transport" which are obfuscation (or miserable steganography ;) for pretending like tor traffic is another kind of traffic
also another common technique is using vpn/ssh before first node

Bernd 09/29/2018 (Sat) 19:58:04 [Preview] No.19657 del
>maybe you misunderstand something because "darknet" (lol) is not mean "hiding out of sight"
No, if anything using (some) anonymity tools will make you more visible. Basing on the previously written ITT and this >>19656 post Tor for example making the traffic stand out from all the other. Or using browser extensions making the browser fingerprint more unique. I meant hiding in plain sight as disguising the traffic as normie traffic, similar to the ability of user agent spoofing to make the browser fingerprint standing out less. So basically my question would be is this even possible or are such options exist.

Bernd 09/30/2018 (Sun) 06:36:46 [Preview] No.19664 del
That's an interesting article maybe I read it or skimmed it at least on a previous occasion.
Yes people are proved to be careless and do stupid things. Somewhat related: there was a Hungarian warez site (I know of maybe there were more, or most likely were) I think it was SMS based and the kids who run it at one point started to plaster their social media with photos of themselves with their new cars and blings and shit like that when they didn't even have regular jobs.

Bernd 10/07/2018 (Sun) 07:02:01 [Preview] No.19831 del
What's a good secure p2p messaging program?

Bernd 10/07/2018 (Sun) 07:32:48 [Preview] No.19832 del
Tox (Skype), Retroshare (Kazaa/Messenger) or Twister (Twitter).

Bernd 10/07/2018 (Sun) 07:37:23 [Preview] No.19833 del
XMPP. It's not p2p, but it's federated. If you want p2p you can set up your own server.
Not being p2p allows for way smaller resource consumption and offline messages.

Bernd 10/07/2018 (Sun) 09:05:12 [Preview] No.19834 del
>2nd pic
Any big organization really, even before SJWs. Majority of the highly paid usually consists of those hired because of university degrees and networking (especially true for post-soviet countries afaik)

Bernd 10/07/2018 (Sun) 10:23:20 [Preview] No.19835 del
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Sure helps people getting close to each other.

XMPP isn't just a protocol used by certain softwares (liek Pidgin or something)?

Bernd 10/07/2018 (Sun) 18:52:20 [Preview] No.19862 del

It is dead. Main community is inactive, security bugs are closed very slowly, people quits. There is also shortage of experienced cryptographers in project.

Promising messaging solution is Matrix (not p2p though, but federated), but it has own problems too.

Bernd 10/24/2018 (Wed) 20:41:20 [Preview] No.20257 del
Here's this article from Arsch Technica.
>Tech companies should de-identify customer data or not collect it at all.
>should not collect it at all
I agree with Crook in that part.
>Users should always know what data is being collected and what it is being collected for.
Users in general don't care and don't even have any knowledge about what's going on. They just want to use stuff. That's also why would be better not collecting any data, then they wouldn't even need to bother with it.

Bernd 10/26/2018 (Fri) 16:45:14 [Preview] No.20294 del
GDPR in action no.2
Two workman changed glasses in a window for us. For the receipt ofc they needed the usual data: name and address. Then they shoved an agreement under our noses to sign that they can handle our data. Such efficiency. This is progress!

Bernd 10/28/2018 (Sun) 06:27:44 [Preview] No.20323 del
Forgot it's time the set the time back with one hour. I could have slept more, goddamn I'm so sleepy.

Bernd 11/07/2018 (Wed) 20:42:32 [Preview] No.20475 del
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Have a 5L white plastic barrel with a tap which was probably designed for camping or similar situations without running water. Quite handy stuff. Now I got a 5L beer keg and started to toy with the idea to use that for heating water for washing dishes or some such as we have an electric boiler in the kitchen and it really makes difference in the bill if it is turned on or not. But warming water with gas doesn't seem like too good trade and I could use a pot instead a frikin keg. And the keg's tap is plastic anyway I can't just put it over the fire.
So my idea is that make use of that green energy and move into the 21st century. I'm planning to make a "sunny cooker" (here: https://sunnycooker.webs.com/ ) in combination with the keg which should be painted matte black to maximize heat intake. There are places in the house where I could place it for a couple of hours even in winter on sunny days, and it could work several times a day in the summer if it's not raining. During warmer months it might be possible to bring it to boiling point, I think the plastic/rubber parts could take that much heat.
I have cardboard, I need foil and paint (this one is bout 10€), and maybe a new brush. I think the thing could save the expenses back less than a year, depending on the weather ofc.


Bernd 11/07/2018 (Wed) 22:25:10 [Preview] No.20479 del
Bretty gud.
This sounds like a good way to lower energy/gas bills, why isn't it more popular?

Bernd 11/08/2018 (Thu) 06:28:22 [Preview] No.20483 del
I wonder of the drawback as well. I can see it needs more fiddling - the keg needs to be filled then the warm water should be poured into the plastic barrel - from my and my family's part so it's less convenient than just turning the tap and lo warm water.
Other systems along this line could be simple to work with but most likely more labor-intensive to set it up: creating a fixed sunny place where the heating barrel stands then build the plumbing to the faucet but it still could be built relatively cheap and for greater volume of water, so maybe shower could be covered too. Or if it's an "official" thing, with the solar panels on the rooftops which creating warm water and not electricity, it will cost much which only can be cost efficient on the long run.

Bernd 11/08/2018 (Thu) 20:05:30 [Preview] No.20493 del
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Using sun energy for water heating purposes is known thing, maybe not so popular.


Main problem that places with good solar output rarely require mass usage of hot water (except for cooking), and places that has cold climate not so good for solar power.

And even in sunny places solar energy not really reliable, even for cooking (it also couldn't produce fire), so you need to rely on other energy sources.

Bernd 11/09/2018 (Fri) 01:43:49 [Preview] No.20496 del
If you get enough sunny weather to seriously consider those solar heating devices (or systems) and if the goal is just to shrink the electricity bill, then you should also seriously consider photovoltaic panels. Due to 'green' legislation passed in recent years in parts of USA and Europe, the cost-efficiency of solar energy can be already attractive even for small residential installations.

Bernd 11/09/2018 (Fri) 06:44:52 [Preview] No.20498 del
As far as I know only rich people can afford that on the Hungary. "Rich" as in earning high enough wage to loan the necessary millions (in HUF). It earns back on the long run it is sure for years I saw some people invest in it at least for a decade.
To make it from scratch I would need more electrical knowledge and still would need pre-manufactured components which cost fairly high. I would have to make modifications on the house to install the stuff, on the roofs for example or make room for batteries and inverter and such. Wiring needs to be modified. Time, work, money. Would be a nice project tho.
Or you mean some small portable stuff? Maybe an immersion heater can be operated by it?

Bernd 11/11/2018 (Sun) 01:13:01 [Preview] No.20533 del
>Main problem that places with good solar output rarely require mass usage of hot water (except for cooking), and places that has cold climate not so good for solar power.
Now that I think about it, areas with a wide daily temperature range (hot sunny daytime and cold nights) are a good niche for this.

Bernd 11/12/2018 (Mon) 16:02:13 [Preview] No.20554 del
I got a piece of flexifoam. Does Bernd have experience with it?
It says CAO #180 which means it's ceramic coated aluminium oxide and 180 grit on their scale which compares with 400-600 grit sandpaper. According to them. And if I understand it correctly. It does have similar touch to the 500 paper I have.
I'm planning to use it for knife sharpening, tested briefly with a semi-dull pocket knife. Now it's semi-sharp.:^)

Bernd 11/13/2018 (Tue) 20:25:30 [Preview] No.20566 del
I see this is a slow day for /kc/ as well. In the meantime the traffic picks up it's usual bustling I give Bernd an update.
I bought/gathered everything necessary for the project.
- The foil is about 1,5-2 €.
- I chose to buy a spray paint as it was just 3€.
- 5L plastic barrel, 10€
- 5L steel beer keg, I think it's starts from 15€ (full with beer, if you want a similar water heating system than you have to sacrifice yourself and drink the beer firs)
- cardboard (not depicted, I leave it to Bernd's imagination), cost: free? larger types come with larger household appliances, fridges, owens, washing machines..., probably could be obtained from family, friends, acquaintances, maybe from certain businesses who would just discard some, or maybe from your own workplace? hm?
So the cost of this shit, all in all is 30$ (less than 10 000 HUF). It could be cheaper as the keg is usable in this form, but it has weaker water flow than the plastic barrel, which still kinda weak. But I (my family) already had that barrel so, why not.

Bernd 11/17/2018 (Sat) 19:09:26 [Preview] No.20629 del
Painted the keg. Wanted to test it out tomorrow but forget a program I have most of the day, and when I'll get back I'll have lost most of the daylight. I expect a few more sunny days, but from the middle of the next week it will most likely rain, so next weekend is probably out. Now I'm planning to put it to it's place in the morn and leave it to the family the rest and listen their report when I get back.
The sun heater isn't complete, I have to check some plans first and how to do it. Oh it needs glue ofc, would be more cost (by not much tho) but I got some from wörk.
If I have enough foil I will make a smaller reflector, just a cardboard bent twice so it has three faces and can be put behind the keg. Will see.

Bernd 11/17/2018 (Sat) 22:49:46 [Preview] No.20630 del
We all sandniggers now? Dog bless Allah

Bernd 11/18/2018 (Sun) 06:04:21 [Preview] No.20633 del
Nope, just me. But the only oil I see is olive, sunflower and linseed. No moneyz either.

Bernd 11/18/2018 (Sun) 15:51:35 [Preview] No.20634 del
Well, this was a bust. Was sunny but not clear sunny so whatever energy left in the shine the clouds and fog screened out if it. Such cases.

Bernd 11/19/2018 (Mon) 06:02:28 [Preview] No.20644 del
It's snowing, wtf. Well I'll report back when a suitable weather arise and until then I'll try and make the sunny cooker as well. I think the main problem will be the Sun's and the sunny cooker's angle. Might look into ways to correct it. But little reflection from the back still will be more than none.

Bernd 11/21/2018 (Wed) 16:32:45 [Preview] No.20681 del
Now am also thinking about utilizing rainwater to some extent. We have some barrels but usually it's enough two for the summer to water the plants. With a good downpour all can be filled so why just let it stand? Dirt can be filtered out with an easy process (pouring it through gravel-sand-coal layers) and maybe even bacteria and parasites. But those really need boiling. The biggest problem however is certain chemicals which can't be filtered or boiled out, even distillation can't help. I dunno if there's any but wouldn't risk it.
There are some other problems. How to get 200 l water out of a barrel, standing on the ground without a tap on it, through a filter into some other container, then maybe boil it, then transport it to it's utilizing destination without making it too labour-intensive and inconvenient.
Eh, I'll ponder on it a little more.

Bernd 11/21/2018 (Wed) 17:21:16 [Preview] No.20683 del
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It was snowing here today, it's fucking cold. I left a bottle of white wine outside and it's the perfect temperature now, breddy good.
If you're not intent on using what you already have, you could buy a water butt. I see these in people's gardens sometimes and they're just used for watering plants and such. Or i guess you could try to fit a tap to one of your barrels yourself. I wouldn't know how though as I'm not much of a /diy/fag.

As for using the water, you could try using it to make beer or some kind of alcohol. It could be pretty cool to have a homebrew where even the water was collected yourself. Plus I guess the alcohol might help to purify it too.

Bernd 11/21/2018 (Wed) 20:37:54 [Preview] No.20690 del
I thought about build a stand and could drain the barrel with a piece of hose on the principle of gravity pump. Actually I don't even need a stand as I empty most of the barrels in autumn that way. But if I had a stand I could build the filtration "system" next to it just below that.
>make beer or some kind of alcohol.
We have a pressure cooker somewhere we don't use. I could transform it into a small distillery (and make pálinka) without too much hassle I think. It's aluminium tho and not sure if anodised or not. Also not sure if the alcohol can react with untreated aluminium in case it isn't.
I would need silicone tubes, an empty bottle for steam cleaning purposes, more tubes (or maybe a spiral, made of copper for example) dipped into a cooling box/tub/bucket and another bottle to gather the alcohol. And some shit to heat to distillery. Maybe a largeish rocket stove.
Hmm, nice dream. I should concentrate on realising this water heater first, kek.

Bernd 11/21/2018 (Wed) 23:54:23 [Preview] No.20696 del
>The biggest problem however is certain chemicals which can't be filtered or boiled out, even distillation can't help.×
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Common rainwater in suburban or rural areas must be pretty free from large amount of chemicals, especially if your reservoir stand far from roads and such places. Although cleanness of barrels and roofs (if barrels are placed near to collect water) matter. But I guess tap water with old pipes not really better.

Distillation must remove most of common chemicals except very rare ones, light fraction would go into air, many heavy things may became salts or so. There is also freezing technique, but it is harder to do with full barrel even than boiling.

>How to get 200 l water out of a barrel, standing on the ground without a tap on it

A pump? I use it at dacha to empty barrels.

Bernd 11/22/2018 (Thu) 06:33:31 [Preview] No.20697 del
We also use that water to water the fruits and veggies so we consume whatever in that water - if any - already anyway without a doubt that there's none. Such cases.

Bernd 11/29/2018 (Thu) 17:37:52 [Preview] No.20884 del
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So here's the Keg in Black. Last weekend I still lazied out and didn't make the solar heater, however yesterday the weather was sunny and the keg was on a sunny spot for a few hours. It was reported to me that the water was "warm to the hand". I'm not sure what temp is that in Celsius as water colder than body temperature can fall into the category of warm over a certain point.

Bernd 12/09/2018 (Sun) 18:40:18 [Preview] No.21118 del
Decided to make this. Just a bit bigger so it can accommodate the keg. So I resized length proportionately. Then I decided to make it more sturdy by doubling the cardboards because I had enough material. So basically I took a step, but remained unfinished.

Bernd 12/15/2018 (Sat) 22:08:49 [Preview] No.21299 del
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I use my second e-book reader for a year now and it baffles me how both forgets the bookmarks (the last read page, saved automatically) sometimes, liek every 4 times I open the book I read it displays the first fucking page and not where I left off.
First I had a "noname" one, an Astak Mentor. This was the cheapest, with lack of functionality. I could do one thing, read e-books, which is kinda great as this is what I expect from an e-book reader. It knows many formats, tho can't load an average pdf thanks for it's weak hardware (I converted everything into epub). Used it five years, read many, many books and my only real complaint was this forgetfulness I described above.
Now I have an Onyx Boox which is now a bit outdated as well. It has tons of functions compared to the Mentor, but I still only use it to read books. And this too suffers from the same problem. Wtf?
I don't even have Ghork pictures any of them.

Bernd 04/29/2019 (Mon) 21:10:52 [Preview] No.25381 del
bumping a great thread

Bernd 04/30/2019 (Tue) 05:21:21 [Preview] No.25384 del
Yeah, yeah, I'll be ready with the sun cooker any minute now.

Bernd 04/30/2019 (Tue) 10:42:22 [Preview] No.25387 del
a simple yet effective way of washing your clothes is to use washing soda (sodium carbonate). its cheap, very good, and most importantly isnt damaging to your body.

your welcome.

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 07:08:43 [Preview] No.26279 del
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Maybe it is not the good place to ask, but do anyone had experience with VW DSG-7 robotic gearbox? I need to finally buy a car, of course used (near 100k km), and VW group cars (VW, Skoda, Audi, Seat etc) with these gearboxes has best prices with best engines etc. But there is no warranty for used cars, so I worry about repair costs.

Reputation of this thing is worse than Hitler's (really), although I know two owners who had relatively unproblematic experience. But internet if full of shit about it.

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 08:11:21 [Preview] No.26280 del
ive heard good things about older vw golfs dont know about the older ones.

what about toyota?

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 08:11:39 [Preview] No.26281 del
>older ones
*never ones

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 09:16:59 [Preview] No.26283 del

VW says that in 2014 they fixed all issues, but trusting VW... you know.

People say different things. Some say that their gearbox is ok even after 100k, but there are plenty of reports of dying clutch even at 30k (although warranty makes it free, but whatever).

Overall it is very good thing for driving (I tried one on old Skoda few weeks ago, it is very comfortable and performant), but it is mess when it broken. It also very depends on owner driving style, i.e. if he is crazy racer, it dies fast. Sadly, as a second/third owner, I couldn't really check was car properly driven and serviced. There are plenty of check tools, and dealers also say that they checking everything, but it doesn't guarantee anything (especially when seller cheats, and they always cheat).

I also think about plain mechanical transmission, but I'm afraid of traffic jams here. That thing is good for small/medium cities and rural areas, but staying for 2 hours in slowly moving jam with constant change of gears is pretty tiresome, and I'm also not an experienced driver.

>what about toyota?

I though about it, but couldn't find almost any car that fulfills my requirements in that price range (<100k km mileage, ~9000$ and not older than 10 years). Occasional corollas X appear on market, but they look strange, maybe already broken. There are plenty of them from 2005-2007, but I don't want too old car, although it of course may be good, but it is more risky.

Cars aren't cheap here, because of heavy tariffs. It that price/age range there are only Kia Rio/Hyundai Solaris, VW Polo, Skoda Fabia and Rapid, Lada, Datsun (actually, restyled Lada) and Renault Logan/Sandero.

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 10:39:57 [Preview] No.26285 del
as salam alaykom

german cars have gotten worse, imo the 90's was peak german car quality. kia here is popular due to the 7 year warranty, they are pretty cheap (new car for 15-20k€) and quality seems good. if you were livin in sweden I would say get a saab 9-5 those has dropped in price but spareparts are easy to find and they are easy to maintain. plus fun to drive.

but back to russia. peugeot 406 hdi is pretty much impossible to kill. vw passat b5 1.9 tdi or b6 2.0 fsi. avoid dsg boxes and 2.0 tdi pd. subaru in russian climate isnt bad either.

dacia is owned by renault right? so quality cant be horrible but probably older stuff.

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 10:41:29 [Preview] No.26286 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=p9tuhMhdl_4 [Embed]

you can just smell the quality

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 15:47:53 [Preview] No.26290 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=nXQgXbEDDTY [Embed]

if you can get a hold of one of these in good condition you have a nice driver

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 16:02:06 [Preview] No.26293 del
I've someone to ask who might have some insight in this. Tho he's more into electronics. We'll see.
How urgent the matter?

Bernd 05/21/2019 (Tue) 16:07:27 [Preview] No.26295 del
If you were on the Hungary I'd suggest Suzuki. Cheap to buy and maintain, somewhat reliable than German cars, for first car it's probably great. Also we manufacture stuff so it supports Hungarian economy/workers, real patriotic thing kek. "Sutuki, Our Car" as the slogan says.

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suzuki jimny is a great car

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Yes, I know that German cars aren't that good nowadays, but it isn't only German problem, but global. Although it isn't fair to blame this only on postmodern capitalistic management with outsourcing mentality and planned obsolescence - there are plenty of much more obvious reason: complexity.

For example, that gearbox that I described first - DSG - is a pretty complex construction that combines two manual transmissions with robotic actuator. Why do this, if customer don't care much about internals? Fuel economy. Classic automatic transmission is much better in reliability terms, but uses more fuel than mechanical, and this couldn't be fixed. Same for volume, you can't get much power from 1.2l engine as in 1.6, but 1.2 eats 4-6 liters of petrol and 1.6 eats 6-10. But when combined with compressors and turbines, 1.2 becomes sometimes even better than 1.6. With price of complexity. Same for lighter pistons and other elements, they give more performance and less reliability.

Another reason is ecology, but it is paired with fuel economy. Other things like luxury reasons aren't that noticeable, they are mostly about interior components and electronics that don't matter much as drivetrain in long term reliability.

>peugeot 406 hdi is pretty much impossible to kill. vw passat b5 1.9 tdi or b6 2.0 fsi.

Yeah, they are good cars, especially passats - I see them occasionally on streets. But they are often very old and I don't like idea of getting 20+ year cars (although I had that once) for many reasons. Maybe if I'd decided to get old car, I'd choose some exotic like big American cars - I like them, but nowadays I'm practical (and maybe too old).

Diesels are rare here, fuel became better only recently, but stereotype about bad fuel still exists, so no one risking to buy modern diesel.

>dacia is owned by renault right? so quality cant be horrible but probably older stuff.

Yes, the most popular Renault cars here are Logan, Sandero and Duster - they all actually Dacias, also local made.

Almost every popular car here is local made because import taxes became pretty strong after 2000s. We have big VW, Renault and Ford plants here, and multiple small, from GM to Toyota. I've considered Logan as a target car but now unsure.

>How urgent the matter?

That isn't urgent at all. I'm already consulted with every car owner I know and also with all local Google. So, if it will take your time, don't bother much. Thanks.

>Suzuki. Cheap to buy and maintain, somewhat reliable than German cars,

Here it is foreign, so prices are higher than for local-made cars. Only some SX4 are in my price range and one-two rare Jimny. Last one is fun of course, but I don't feel that any SUV is for me now.

Bernd 05/22/2019 (Wed) 16:21:45 [Preview] No.26324 del
It's not an effort, it's the matter of a phone call. He's just unavailable frequently and irregularly, so I didn't know when could I reach him.
But I had luck. He is familiar with this transmission and said your luck will depend on the previous owner. Electronically most likely it will be ok, but mechanical problems can occur depending on how hard was the previous owner on the car and if the car had regular maintenance, especially oil change (he stressed this part).

Bernd 05/22/2019 (Wed) 18:25:23 [Preview] No.26337 del
does russia produce any cars that is good? im not very well versed in russian automotive industry.

Bernd 05/22/2019 (Wed) 19:11:29 [Preview] No.26343 del
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from what Varg told me they are highly durable and easy to fix.

Bernd 05/22/2019 (Wed) 19:21:32 [Preview] No.26347 del
I think there were some in soviet times. You could get away with a wrench and a hammer. Tho it was true to other Eastern Block cars especially for Trabants. But they were noisy, smelly, dirty, uncomfortable, with various level of reliability and questionable aesthetics.
Ofc those Zils or whatevers that were made for the top dogs could be counted as luxurious.
Now that cars contain more and more electric shit to control and regulate everything, culture of saving on the material and planned obsolescence become fashionable, the cars are more difficult to fix and less durable and reliable.

Bernd 05/22/2019 (Wed) 19:27:04 [Preview] No.26350 del
just another proof he's a jew

Bernd 05/22/2019 (Wed) 21:59:34 [Preview] No.26356 del
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>your luck will depend on the previous owner.


Sadly, it isn't easy to check how previous owner really cared about car, and I'm unlucky person overall, so I'd expect problems.

Considering old Russian cars:

>they are highly durable

Not really

>and easy to fix.

Mostly yes, but quality of spare parts forces you to repeat this often.

Overall, USSR had shortage of car service stations, so people repaired cars by themselves. Biggest monthly car magazine "За рулём" (behind the wheel) had almost half of it about maintenance and repair of vehicles by own means. Now situation is different of course.

I could write more about Russian automobile history, but it would be too big for this post.

Considering truly "local" cars, new Ladas aren't that bad as they were, but they already mostly Renault/Nissan designed and made (it is biggest shareholder) and have same price, so there is no real reason to choose them (except maybe cheapest Granta, but it sucks). Other local producers from old times are dead, except maybe UAZ with it's jeeps (not these poor Nivas).

Bernd 05/23/2019 (Thu) 05:12:21 [Preview] No.26364 del
If you don't buy it from second hand dealers but from the owners directly you can see who they are. Ask questions about maintenance and watch their reaction. For example if they are hasty to assure you it were cared for very much then probably was less. Ofc there are many good liars out there.
But if you expect problems, then prepare for problems. Create a repair fund way before you purchase the car and save money for that. Stop smoking that'll help.

Bernd 05/23/2019 (Thu) 05:13:06 [Preview] No.26365 del
>I could write more about Russian automobile history
Pls do.

Bernd 05/23/2019 (Thu) 09:30:20 [Preview] No.26372 del
>less durable and reliable
ehm no. not in a million years. cars have gotten wayyyyyy better in terms of durability and reliability.

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Bernd 05/23/2019 (Thu) 21:41:06 [Preview] No.26438 del
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>Pls do.

I will. Maybe at next week.

>If you don't buy it from second hand dealers but from the owners directly you can see who they are. Ask questions about maintenance and watch their reaction. For example if they are hasty to assure you it were cared for very much then probably was less. Ofc there are many good liars out there.

I don't really like arguing and bargaining, so it wouldn't end well, but maybe I'll try. Big second hand dealers here have some advantages though, like paying with debit card (I don't really want to move around city with thousand of dollars in cash), less amount of danger (same thing with cash) and some diagnostics of car. Trusting them would be stupid, but at least they may give some documents for easier registration in traffic police (diagnostic card etc).

Although buying from owner is cheaper, and dealers have less cars in stock.

>Create a repair fund way before you purchase the car and save money for that

I already decided to spend only half of my savings on car, maybe even less, because this country stays in constant crisis with rising prices and stalled wages. Spending more will be too stupid in this situation.

>Stop smoking that'll help

That's last thing that gives me some psychological relief, without it life will be too sad of course I need to stop, I know

Bernd 05/23/2019 (Thu) 21:44:49 [Preview] No.26440 del
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>That's last thing that gives me some psychological relief, without it life will be too sad of course I need to stop, I know
only smokers can relate to this

cars in general is a horrible investment, if I could I would take bus, train but alas I live in small town

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>cars in general is a horrible investment

Of course, especially with constantly rising fuel prices, lack of parking space and traffic jams.

But public transport has own flaws. It goes only where routes are planned, it has own timetable and it also shared with others and often overloaded. Some places are hardly accessible even in cities with large transport network. Going into some shops is also much easier with car, because moving large goods in full bus is a pain. Especially when shop is located in far place. And if you have some remote dacha, like me, car is almost required.

I.e. I know that car is overall loss of money and another source of headache, but whatever.

>in small town

Car in big town is more problematic than in small.

Bernd 05/24/2019 (Fri) 09:09:40 [Preview] No.26462 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=3BZ2225OJDg [Embed]

brave new world

Bernd 05/24/2019 (Fri) 15:47:44 [Preview] No.26487 del
What's up with that "clarkson-russia"? It's not the first time you posted it.
You don't need to argue. Just ask simple questions, hum a little, check the car out, in and out, ask to start it (or if you can start it), etc. Don't comment stuff positively or negatively (especially not negatively). Be polite but not submissive, keep it simple, quiet. Maybe you should check other cars first you don't wanna buy just to get used to the process, to test yourself and refine your technique. You don't have anything to lose, you'll never gonna see them again anyway. Do the deed, then evaluate what you did wrong, and do it differently next time.
Ofc every people will be different and that's a variable which have an impact on the interaction.
Maybe you should do it anyway even if you buy from a dealership, it might give you an experience for the future which can come in handy.
The things we are bad at or inexperienced or uncomfortable with are the things that needs practice and not what's easy and well.

Bernd 05/28/2019 (Tue) 21:28:41 [Preview] No.26714 del
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And here it is.

After two days of driving here I only can say that parking is hell, especially considering that there almost no free space available. Traffic jams aren't fun too.

Driving is fun though, although I always nervous.

Bernd 05/29/2019 (Wed) 05:09:30 [Preview] No.26720 del
>almost no free space available
This is my observation everywhere in the country. In the last decade car ownership jumped in the sky, many families buying two, while I see many people traveling alone. These towns (and Budapest for that matter) wasn't designed for this, not the roads, not the spaces available for parking.
Heh, a candidate for the mayor of Budapest introduced the idea of "walking Budapest", he would forbid using cars. It's not even a stupid idea. The situation is right now that one can move around faster with bicycle.
But back to your situation:
>I always nervous.
That will cease with time as you gain practice. And for now it makes you pay attention. So it's good.

Bernd 05/29/2019 (Wed) 05:11:03 [Preview] No.26721 del
Btw lone drivers... you should ask some grill in the hood if she wants to carpool.

Bernd 05/29/2019 (Wed) 10:33:13 [Preview] No.26727 del
Well around historical parts of cities, it should be banned ofc.

t.doesnt like cars

Bernd 05/30/2019 (Thu) 14:56:16 [Preview] No.26745 del
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>tfw ywn afford a car because of bullshit insurance rates for young-ins over here
The eternal boomer strikes again

Bernd 05/30/2019 (Thu) 15:55:05 [Preview] No.26749 del
Buy a mini.

Bernd 05/30/2019 (Thu) 16:18:27 [Preview] No.26751 del
only endchan.org works right now, .xyz and .net aren't working, so I'm wondering what flag I get

Bernd 05/30/2019 (Thu) 16:19:06 [Preview] No.26752 del
oy blimey, the worst possible of them all and God save the Queen

Bernd 05/30/2019 (Thu) 16:21:50 [Preview] No.26753 del
You filthy limey you should have used the meta thread.

Bernd 06/02/2019 (Sun) 16:58:33 [Preview] No.26847 del
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.xyz, seems to be working ok again after 3 days of spotty service.

Bernd 06/02/2019 (Sun) 17:31:30 [Preview] No.26848 del
Yeah, it is ok now. It was yesterday too, but little slower.

Bernd 06/19/2019 (Wed) 19:30:10 [Preview] No.27446 del
An acquaintance asked if I could install a Windows onto an empty laptop. I said I could but for now I couldn't.
I asked which Windows and they wish the freshest. So 10. Put one on pendrive but it just doesn't boot, steps over it and starts FreeDOS since that's on it. Legacy boot is enabled in BIOS. Maybe the problem is with linux utility which copies the content of the iso to the pen, also maybe formatting. I thought about copying shit with dd, I didn't try it yet.
I've another stick with and Ubungu on it and in Disks application I can "edit the partition" and check it to be bootable or not. I tried three programs to format the pen I want the Windows onto, and only one made it that I can "edit partition" it with Disks, and still when I make the supposedly bootable Windows usb stick and I check it with Disks, I cannot fuck with that option.
Btw I tried to boot the Ubungu, it starts but the OS doesn't load.
Anyway I think I'll just write a DVD...

Bernd 06/21/2019 (Fri) 07:38:15 [Preview] No.27467 del
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>Disks application

Considering bootable w*ndows, it often requires some specific writing, not simple dd. Try something like WoeUSB.

Also it is better to use gparted or cgdisk/cfdisk for partitioning, because gnome utilities suck (although they call same things like mkfs from inside of course).

Bernd 06/21/2019 (Fri) 07:40:56 [Preview] No.27468 del
Also, about tech, but not computers (couldn't remember if I posted this before).

This is how ships are repaired in east Siberia at winter. People wait until river freezes and cut ice to get into bottom parts, making improvised dry dock: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ahIigZeJDPs [Embed]

Bernd 06/21/2019 (Fri) 10:39:44 [Preview] No.27469 del
kek epic mene. save'd

Bernd 06/21/2019 (Fri) 15:24:36 [Preview] No.27475 del
Too late.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=oUfWHJ_RVvY [Embed]
Yesterday I was bored so much I installed it. It's aggravating. Last windows I used personally was XP. Since then I installed this and that version for family, friends, acquaintances and it always shocked me how inconvenient the user experience. 10's gui and settings and all that shit just infuriates me. They hid "hid" the control panel for example. Whatever. Sunday I give it back, I'm gonna install a couple of programs and it's finished.

Bernd 06/21/2019 (Fri) 15:27:04 [Preview] No.27477 del
Also my experience with gparted isn't good.
Anyway I tried that too. I tried three formatting programs.
On Windows they use Rufus, but that doesn't do much either. Basically it formats fat or ntfs, sets the bootflag and copy the shit from the iso.

Bernd 06/23/2019 (Sun) 21:34:35 [Preview] No.27540 del
So did all kinds of setting adjustments, installed a couple of programs, and was done.
I looked around and in shops they do the same thing for €25-50... I'd get a brainfuck after 10 mins if I had to do this as an occupation. How wintards can deal with this shit on daily basis I dunno. Anything I want to do the system waits for a few seconds, every fuckin thing - and the machine was fine. Run an executable, open a folder, change a setting, close a window whatever. Btw can't middle-click on tray icons to close windows, it's not a problem in itself but I got used to it and I repeat it again and again. Can't find settings where I expect them to be - but cannot just edit some config files to change things as a worst case scenario. There are two Program Files. There are advertisements (I think I managed to turned them off since I haven't seen one, but there are by default). There are notifications of jizzilion things and it notifies me if I turned them off I have to turn that off too. The GUI looks awful but this is just matter of taste. Whatever.

Bernd 06/28/2019 (Fri) 18:09:25 [Preview] No.27687 del
In Win 10 you can find everything with the search bar at the bottom left. e.g. if you type in control then the control panel will be the top hit. There seems to be something off with that system. You shouldn't be experiencing any lag. You shouldn't be getting ads either. I've never gotten any. I don't get many notifications either. Just the odd one occasionally when appropriate.

Bernd 06/29/2019 (Sat) 05:00:50 [Preview] No.27695 del
Posting some sites that can help Bernd select a browser since the topic has come up in other threads recently.

Bernd 06/29/2019 (Sat) 07:04:58 [Preview] No.27697 del
Not your blog, gyppo

Bernd 06/29/2019 (Sat) 07:28:45 [Preview] No.27700 del
Yeah I found it via the search function.
All the Windowses have that lag I ever had to sit in front. Even if my machine is a potato I've never found any of my Linuxes having the same , at least things always go more fluent.

Thanks. I wanted to give a try to IceCat for a while now, nowadays Palemoon seems to be eating more RAM than Firefox and I'm curious about other forks and alternatives.

Bernd 06/29/2019 (Sat) 08:27:01 [Preview] No.27703 del
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Yeah, IceCat is damn good. Some dislike how zealously it follows the GNU philosophy but that and some additional security features is what makes it the objectively best Firefox based browser right now. There's also Librefox which is still in development last time I took at look at it and I wouldn't use Palemoon on anything other than Windows.

Bernd 06/29/2019 (Sat) 09:37:25 [Preview] No.27705 del
Toasting with IceCat.

Bernd 07/04/2019 (Thu) 19:21:19 [Preview] No.27844 del
IceCat is killing me. Errytime I open a new tab, damn privacy settings greet me there. When I started it first it was there I changed some stuff and since I didn't find an option to hide it I hoped it will disappear. Next time I run the browser it wasn't there, so I noted I was right and on startup it isn't, only if I open a new tab (the changes I made are saved). No option anywhere I can only customize the other features of the new tab, namely search, top sites and highlights. I tried about:config without result, maybe there is something but can't find it.
The LibreJS is also pain in the arse. Some sites are only usable if I whitelist the whole thing, no way manually whitelist individual scripts I want because on those sites it always find a new thing to block - even tho I went through all of them and allowed all - and the site won't work without it.

Bernd 07/05/2019 (Fri) 15:28:52 [Preview] No.27854 del
Fuck off gyp

Bernd 10/12/2019 (Sat) 09:30:02 [Preview] No.30330 del
Collection of unfinished projects.

Bernd 10/14/2019 (Mon) 00:09:53 [Preview] No.30408 del
If you still got a problem with Icecat, maybe try Palemoon or Firefox Nightly. there was another new browser that's really good, but I forgot the name. I'll mention it when I remember

Bernd 01/24/2020 (Fri) 20:15:15 [Preview] No.34237 del
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What Bernd thinks of home automation?

Bernd 01/24/2020 (Fri) 20:16:20 [Preview] No.34238 del
Oh. I use Palemoon by default. I stopped with experimenting IceCat.

Bernd 01/24/2020 (Fri) 21:03:17 [Preview] No.34239 del
Also using it ever since I abandoned Firefox. Never bothered to move to an alternative.

Bernd 01/26/2020 (Sun) 10:31:05 [Preview] No.34256 del
Yeah. Sometimes I have to dust off FF again, since Palemoon little lags behind and not supports everything and doesn't display some pages properly.

Bernd 01/26/2020 (Sun) 17:38:59 [Preview] No.34270 del
On principles, it's fucking botnet. On usability, it makes simple things way more cumbersome that they need to, and sometimes there's no reason for them to be on the house.
Amazon echo is a prime :^) example of this.

Bernd 01/26/2020 (Sun) 17:49:16 [Preview] No.34272 del
House automation systems don't have/need to be connected to the internet, and don't need the involvement of amazon or google or whatever. It's more about programmable and/or centrally controllable lights, temperature (house, fridge, boiler), appliances, or even doors, shutters and pretty much anything that need electricity. Reaching it from the internet is more a feature and not a necessity (and again it doesn't need the involvement of multis, tho probably if one wants to use access through smartphones the odds are some of these multis will have some level access..., at least for data).

Bernd 06/10/2020 (Wed) 04:04:23 [Preview] No.37615 del
Bumping a great thread

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Bernd 08/03/2020 (Mon) 23:28:45 [Preview] No.38992 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=VEFo5Kg0N4A [Embed]

Bernd 08/05/2020 (Wed) 19:22:14 [Preview] No.39061 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=M5O4bZ842qU [Embed]

Wonder what the vaccine will consist of.....(somekind of chip I think for tracking)

Bernd 08/06/2020 (Thu) 16:34:06 [Preview] No.39072 del
I dunno. But they're gonna just give it to the military who will distribute it efficiently via chemtrails.

Bernd 08/13/2020 (Thu) 15:31:03 [Preview] No.39239 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=nl01-hZ1vHQ [Embed]

Bernd 08/13/2020 (Thu) 15:40:35 [Preview] No.39240 del
Seems like to much effort for so little effect. Everybody carries a tracking chip in their pocket now anyway. Plus there is the China method of having everybody monitored by facial recognition cameras all the time.

Bernd 08/14/2020 (Fri) 14:59:23 [Preview] No.39264 del
It will probably change the dna.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=EP2tA588etI [Embed]

Bernd 08/14/2020 (Fri) 18:35:22 [Preview] No.39269 del
>over 2 hours
Do you really have time to watch these?

Bernd 08/14/2020 (Fri) 18:46:10 [Preview] No.39270 del
>Screen Culture
Huh, they nailed the appropriate term tho. Will this age be called Screen Age? As in the video, my experience is very similar. I see many little kids growing up with phone in their hands, manipulating only that device and don't draw with crayons or making figurines with play-doh. Not many parents conscious and consistent enough to save their kids from the awaiting screen addictions.

Bernd 08/14/2020 (Fri) 20:47:31 [Preview] No.39272 del

Do you really have time to play videogames?

Bernd 08/15/2020 (Sat) 07:26:32 [Preview] No.39274 del
No, I don't. I just write about video games. And even that it's not a lot.
What I can afford is basically minutes. And even on weekends there are more pressing things to do, or other stuff I'm interested in.

Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 12:22:31 [Preview] No.39320 del
I dont see why you like to play dictator questioning people

Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 14:15:44 [Preview] No.39322 del
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>asking a question
This is two different things. And I should ask way more questions then I do.
And this question was just an expression of my astonishment that you spend this much time. So actually I yet to start asking questions.
>play dictator
I didn't say what you should spend your time on. Or shouldn't.
I still have no idea why I come off tyrannical to you. Am I too direct? Sorry I'm questioning you again.

Bernd 08/16/2020 (Sun) 15:08:22 [Preview] No.39327 del
Look. This is a slow board and Bernds here don't go out of their way to comment on each others posts, so I try to reply to everyone and to as much posts as I can and able to. Why? Because people like to get replies. I find the lack of user interaction here between others a bit disheartening, and I'm always glad if two posters can have a conversation or even an argument.
Now. You post a video which might be quite informative or exciting or whatever. But if it demands 2 hours from my day to watch it, and even more time to think about what I've seen and formulate and opinion, that is a "bit" too much.

Bernd 08/19/2020 (Wed) 15:20:23 [Preview] No.39362 del
Have you thought about not replying to every post

Bernd 08/19/2020 (Wed) 16:47:26 [Preview] No.39366 del
Of course. Not replying is the best tool to repel wrong doers. They get bored and leave.

Bernd 08/19/2020 (Wed) 17:43:08 [Preview] No.39368 del
Can you get on the IRC?

Bernd 08/19/2020 (Wed) 21:46:54 [Preview] No.39374 del
If it's a long documentary, perhaps one can watch a few minutes per day and then watch it the next day in the time they left it.

Just thinking out loud tbh

Bernd 08/20/2020 (Thu) 16:21:09 [Preview] No.39395 del
How dare you question the king of universe

https://youtube.com/watch?v=oQunq0MukMc [Embed]

Bernd 08/20/2020 (Thu) 16:33:53 [Preview] No.39399 del
Swebernd, I'm still on by the way.

Bernd 08/20/2020 (Thu) 16:54:12 [Preview] No.39401 del
I'll be on for the rest of the evening.

Bernd 09/06/2020 (Sun) 16:24:44 [Preview] No.39851 del

Bernd 09/06/2020 (Sun) 17:01:00 [Preview] No.39852 del
Just in time, they're getting run out of 2020.
See? Another proofs, people's behaviour and mindset is the problem. There's some turd there with his/her/etc ego (and imaginary wounds on that ego) and dug out some "dirt" from ancient times to stir some shit.
Some valid points in the comments I see.

Bernd 09/12/2020 (Sat) 03:59:07 [Preview] No.39988 del
https://youtube.com/watch?v=s-iXZWxZQKg [Embed]

Chinese Wisdom Generator Bernd 09/17/2020 (Thu) 06:07:57 [Preview] No.40142 del
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Berdn, how would we make one?
Well, actually I have an idea how, and I can put it into practice, make a website out of it, or at least a html based application.
It would be very simple, some nice background, made from a Chinese style wallpaper grabbed from some wallpaper site, in the middle there would be picrel, a field for the generated text, and a GENERATE button.
The JS powering it would select words from lists based on a wisdom template.
I need held with the templates(s) and the word lists. Ofc I don't mind if Bernd would chip in with the code, but I think that part is the least of the problem.

The wisdom template would be example sentences, where each word could be exchanged to another from the lists related to the word.
For example:
"A sleepy tiger is the wind of the rice field"
so based on this the pattern would be:
[adjective][eastern zodiac sign][one of the elements][noun]
with changing the elements - each based on a list, we would get:
"The funny rat is the earth of the tea pot"

After creating the templates, and lists, the script would randomly pick a template, then randomly pick each element of it.
Well, this is one way to do it, I have another idea of implementation, gonna get back to this in the evening.

I found two similar:
The first one doesn't work for me, it needs flash or "newgrounds player" or whatever, the second one gives too coherent sentences.

Here, proverbs for inspiration:

Bernd 09/17/2020 (Thu) 18:06:22 [Preview] No.40148 del
The second way of doing that would be branching from the first word. The category of the first word would decide what the second will be, and the second word's category would decide the third and so on.
But we horribly need the dictionary.

Bernd 09/18/2020 (Fri) 03:35:07 [Preview] No.40153 del
Use a random quote/word/sentence generator and start from there. At least to get the initial app structure on the way

Bernd 09/18/2020 (Fri) 15:22:06 [Preview] No.40169 del
I dunno, making the code from scratch is half the fun. And better learning experience.

Bernd 09/18/2020 (Fri) 22:01:30 [Preview] No.40174 del
Well, similar ideas have been implemented in the past, so you can just use them as a reference if you decide to move forward with it tbh

Bernd 09/21/2020 (Mon) 15:54:50 [Preview] No.40203 del
I gave some thoughts to the design.
First I will rename it to Oriental Wisdom Generator, simply because the design will be more liek a generic East Asian theme, with "chinkified" Latin fonts and such. Also these seemingly nonsense proverbs and wisdoms actually fit into Zen which oftentimes use cryptic lines to unbalance the listener in the hope of achieving enlightenment in a second. And Zen is all about not just in China.

Bernd 09/21/2020 (Mon) 20:23:46 [Preview] No.40208 del
This book seems to make a lot of sense actually. I'm currently digging a 3x4x2m hole in the country. Progress is about 5cm/2hr of work/day, but recently I've hit clay or some similar material which is hard to scrap trough. Further digging will be needed for external stuff, but for now I need to focus on the main part before it gets too cold. I now live in a tent and it's prety comfy, weather is still summery and nice. I plan to live in my test underground house for a winter or two and then if it's livable get more land which is closer to city where I also have a place to stay and many friendo's as country is 100km away rn and that a bit exhausting on a bike. Any of you have interest in cheap diy underground living? pics from about half a month ago

Bernd 09/21/2020 (Mon) 20:42:24 [Preview] No.40209 del
I'm not interested myself living in one, but I'm curious how others do that. If you have more photos feel free to share that along with your insights and experiences.
I read that all over Siberia houses dug into the ground were used to live in. The trenches were very deep and they actually built log houses inside them.
>hit clay
Yes, the soil is layered and below the top crop layer it is more homogeneous and compacted, basically clay. Consider making pots too now you are at it.
Hereabout they used pits to create cool places to store foodstuff, like potato and veggies. Even built freezers (they insulated the pit and filled it with ice during winter), because as we dig lower the temperature become constant at one point (and warmer if we continue to dig).
I'm gonna make sure to check out the book you posted. Thanks.

Bernd 09/21/2020 (Mon) 20:43:39 [Preview] No.40210 del
Forgot. Be careful not to dig a grave for yourself instead of a house.

Bernd 09/23/2020 (Wed) 23:10:38 [Preview] No.40260 del
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Beware of ground water level, especially at spring. I've had experience in digging 0.5m hole that filled with water in minutes, and this was pretty tiresome task.

>but recently I've hit clay or some similar material

This also may be a problem, because clay ground may became swampy in rainy season - water moves off too slow.

Bernd 09/23/2020 (Wed) 23:19:40 [Preview] No.40261 del
Is it you audrius

Bernd 09/24/2020 (Thu) 17:29:42 [Preview] No.40274 del
Legit concern. The book he posted deals with the problem of drainage.

Bernd 09/25/2020 (Fri) 12:30:27 [Preview] No.40305 del
Yeah it's mostly about creating a slope and a ditch, so that water doesn't stay on top and soaks into the soil behind the house, although that could be problematic given the whole clay situation. I also consider making a few french drains if it gets really bad.

Bernd 09/25/2020 (Fri) 17:19:05 [Preview] No.40309 del
Clay also can be helpful, it doesn't let water through easily.
The picrel you posted. I would make the ditch lower than the level of the floor.
Crazy idea: I wonder if the clay of the ditch could be burnt to ceramic (by lighting fire in it, preferebly logs at the whole length of it) make it water resistant.

Bernd 09/25/2020 (Fri) 19:35:55 [Preview] No.40312 del
Makes me think of troglodytes living underground.

Why not a tree house?

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