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 No.1883[Reply]

An old man in his backyard tells ideas he has defended for forty years. He took notes on paper and try to explain why internet went wrong.
This man is Ted Nelson and his project: Xanadu.
Many of you already know him (because of SE:Lain), i share his youtube channel for the others.
Curious to see what you think about his ideas.
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 No.1938

>>1893
I know who he is, which is exactly why I said that

 No.1944

>>1912
>As far as taking credit, its somewhat unfortunate that he continues pursuing his singular project, he seems talented enough that he could work on software that is actually needed and useful today.

The problem is that his education and professional work is in the fields of philosophy and sociology. He has just enough self-taught information theory and computer science knowledge to fake his way into lucrative consultancies and dazzle prospective underlings, but any decent CS grad with a BSc totally outclasses him in software development skills.

My opinion is that Ted Nelson's Xanadu designs are to computer science what a 10-year-old boy's drawings of giant robots with flamethrower chainsaw hands and rocket boots are to engineering: highly impractical notions that verge on being ridiculous fantasies. I think that the correct response to both situations is a condescending "Well, isn't that interesting!"

 No.1945

>>1944
have you looked at his codes?

To be honest, I've never had a great impression of the quality and skill of random CS students, and I know many many very good programmers who were self taught.

Of course this doesnt mean any random self taught person is inevitably great, but Its hardly a reasonable critique of someones work or abilities.

 No.1948

>>1945
I didn't specify a random CS student. I specified a decent CS grad. I chose my words carefully.

 No.1972

>>1944
If the modern Web is the product of decent CS grad "adults", then I'd rather have the boy's vision.



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 No.1957[Reply]

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/silicon-valley-billionaire-pays-company-thousands-to-kill-him-and-preserve-his-brain-forever-a3790871.html

What if you upload your brain and in the year 2250 some AGI uses it to make 100.000 clones of you to work at some soykafty off-world colony?
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 No.1959

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>some AGI uses it to make 100.000 clones of you to work at some soykafty off-world colony
Then they're in for one hell of a workers revolution.

 No.1960

Just Silicon Valley boomer things.

 No.1964

>>1959
They set your will to rebel variable to 0 brother

 No.1965

$10,000
damn, i could afford that.
it doesn't sound very promising though.

 No.1966

>>1965
It's a bet. If it pays off, you don't have to stay dead. If it doesn't, you're dead either way. Is a small amount of money now worth a shot at a entire future life?

There are other cryonics organizations that can be funded by life insurance. A couple hundred dollars per year depending on how young and healthy you are when you sign up.

The company in OP's article, Nectome, is unusual in that they use a chemical preservation process in addition to freezing, are currently only researching the process, and are planning to offer the option to terminally-ill patients to be preserved while still alive.

The other organizations, the Cryonics Institute and Alcor, use a simpler freezing process that could allow the brain to be revived as is, are already freezing people, and freeze people after death (preferably with a team on standby in the hospital by your deathbed).

Some articles on the subject:
http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/12/we-agree-get-froze.html
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/yKXKcyoBzWtECzXrE/you-only-live-twice



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 No.1918[Reply]

I get around, as do we all. I have picked up information on a crypto currency called ChainLink. This project is just about a year old. Anyone else following this? I welcome all questions and criticisms.
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 No.1926

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 No.1927

>>1924
Ok that clarified things a bit. I though it was just a smart contract one-trick-pony coin. I can see the value in inter-chain transactions. Although I've not really paid any attention to crypto for the past few months I remember another coin that was marketed as an inter-coin. So Chainlink isn't the first to play at the inter-coin market, but I can't say weather either of them have any merit or how well they function. I'm just going to be playing devils advocate now because I don't have a good enough understanding of how this works.

Why is chainlink necessary? For example if you want to buy something with bitcoin but the seller only accepts ethereum, why cant you just go to an exchange and get what you need. In addition I would think that sellers would be eager to take your money, no matter the form. They would probably have a few criteria for coins they would accept to prevent scams. Sellers would use a calculator to make sure they get the same value for the price in USD. and just exchange it for the coin of their choice.

From what I understand Chainlink would make these transactions more efficient and thats pretty good.

>>1925
Thats going on the bedroom ceiling

>>1926
Compared to other coins Monero is pretty stable. Thats good for people using it as actual money because its value is pretty constant. Its used as money more than it's used as stocks.

 No.1928

>>1927
>For example if you want to buy something with bitcoin but the seller only accepts ethereum, why cant you just go to an exchange and get what you need
That's not really the point, but you could make a contract that checks the current rates of things in a trustless manner and perform the exchange for you.

In the example of a decentralized exchange, the smart contract(s) responsible for the exchange could manage bitcoin addresses in a trustless manner, allowing people to trade bitcoin for litecoin through an ethereum smart contract, without anyone being able to stop you, no KYC, no limits on your "account", nothing. Although most people are more excited about "smart contracts", allowing a traditional ethereum contract to check things about the real world, without points of failure like a companies proprietary oracle. For example right now you've got oraclize.it, if it dies, as it's a regular web server, a bunch of contracts become useless, so it's completely out of line from blockchain tech. Chainlink is supposed to be a separate blockchain on its own that houses oracles. I guess there's room for goofier examples, with how package tracking today works, you could make a contract that only pays the vendor when you've received your package. This can expand to shipments beyond stuff from ebay, companies like walmart already use blockchain (Hyperledger specifically) to secure shipments. Yeah it could easily be done today with some 3rd party web server holding the cash, but that's not really in the spirit of trustless decentralization now is it?

This is all theory, Chainlink isn't done yet, and if it's on the ethereum network (technically Chainlink can work with any blockchain there's just an issue of writing the endpoints which isn't rocket science) it's gonna work like dogsoykaf as any ICO or new cryptokitties clone crashes the network with no survivors. Perhaps after POS & Sharding it won't be that bad.

Also following things like when smartcontracts.com was registered, it's very hard to argue that chainlink wasn't the first, even if their ICO perhaps wasn't. This isn't saying you should buy CL, I hold some as suicide insurance because of memes. Not even joking.

Disclaimer: I still own some ChainLink tokens.

 No.1929

>>1928
>a contract that checks the current rates of things in a trustless manner and perform the exchange for you.
That's a good idea, but a bot could…
>Yeah it could easily be done today with some 3rd party web server holding the cash, but that's not really in the spirit of trustless decentralization now is it?

Mmmph yea. Once again decentralization is the best solution.

As for you having Chainlink tokens, if it achieves its goals it sounds like a good investment. Especially since the crypto bubble hasn't popped yet. What type of security/privacy does chainlink offer. How will chainlink protect it's users from attackers and prying eyes. Once again I will shill my beloved Monero-chan and her impeccable privacy. Monero's privacy is secure and it is mandatory for everyone, so no one can be threatened to reveal their transactions. Do you know if chainlink will have voluntary or enforced privacy, and what type of security features will it have upon completion.

since you disclosed your crypto investments, I don't own any Monero or any cryptocoins.

 No.1930

>>1929
>I don't own any Monero or any cryptocoins.
Shouldn't you start then? Also I hold way more than a bit of Link, but it's unrelated to the discussion.
We're already -70% from ATH (enture marketcap) so by historic trends this would be a great time to "invest".

>privacy

honestly I don't know, contrary to what I'm writing, shilling Link isn't something I often do. I'm not even the OP.

>security

it's a mix of having multiple nodes transferring the same data, nodes having reputations, and bad behavior gets penalized financially. You can only run a node if you have X (allegedly 10k but not yet decided) tokens, and they'll be locked in case you fuck things up. And running a successful node is financially rewarded. The reputation system is something they haven't actually released yet publicly.

>sounds like a good investment

that's a phrase that's only gonna lose you money, you better be well educated in what you invest in. And you're still gonna lose money faster than you can pronounce Moon when, so go in slow, only way to learn that fire is hot is to get burned.



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 No.1913[Reply]

Hello Arisu. I wish to share some information with you pertaining to IP sec cameras. During a recently trip to my local Micro Center I noticed security cameras by a company called Wyze. These cameras are called Wyzecam v2. Please do not take this for an attempt to market a product, it truly is not.

This camera does everything a high end camera can do, just about, with a 20-25 dollar price tag. Not only that its fully mod-able with firmware from the openip camera project. Admittedly there are still binary blobs that the open source firmware still requires for booting but people work on the project have a path to remove these blobs and be fully open source.

 No.1914

lmfao I'll just leave this here

https://www.reddit.com/r/wyzecam/comments/7cykgf/wyzecam_sending_data_to_servers_other_than_aws/

low cost makes me think whats their business model makes me think who they send all that footage to.

 No.1915

>>1914

Basically don't use the default camera software you need to mod it.

 No.1916

>>1915
For me and like minded individuals, absolutely. Plus the mods enable the user to take advantage of RSTP and SSH along with whatever else you can do to busybox.

 No.1917

Oh, in the interest of helping users move away from using the proprietary software after the mod I connect the camera via RSTP to a LXC based server running kerberos.io. From their I host a local site on my home network which is accessible via SSLVPN externally. I manage this via a stand alone PFsense box which does nothing else, does not run on VM or LXC, and no intel ME.



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 No.1896[Reply]

Self hosting a domain is expensive.
Obvious costs include:
Dedicated hardware/server initial cost
Maintance of said hardware and backups
Electricity
The domain name itself
Personal time (doing things like blocking spammers etc)
Security (Opening up port 53 to who knows what, gdpr compliance etc)
A good internet connection + static IP

Arisuchan has no ads to pay for this luxury… How does it maintain such good uptime and still be safe from hackers and malware? Also if people are paying for this, why do so many small Lain sites still exist - some 20 years old? Please help my confusions.
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 No.1899

It's not that expensive with first-world salaries in mind. Not to mention that most people interested in lain-related sites work or will work in IT, which is a well earning profession, thus donations do happen.

I don't know where you got the idea that it's self hosted, afaik both arisuchan and lainchan are on VPSes. The admin pays a company who rents them some cores, memory, storage and bandwidth from their server farm, and provides a streamlined web interface from where they can pick/install a distro, reboot, etc. Then they ssh in and do whatever. Since these companies live off this activity, they are pretty damn money efficient with it, hence it's cheap. They likely also provide services to combat malicious traffic.
That's the site. Other stuff (git, irc, etc) don't need hosting. Indeed, it does need lots of time, but volunteer mods can help out with that.

 No.1902

>>1896
websites that don't have many thousands of users are extraordinarily simple to run, a server could be as little as $3/usd per month and a domain name varies greatly but cheaper ones are less than $20 per year.
I live on nearly minimum wage and I'm spending roughly $50/month in total for 1 dedicated server, 3 VPS, and 4 domain names. My servers run a couple of small, light weight websites and several simple services.

 No.1903

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>>1896
>Self hosting a domain is expensive.
I'm not self-hosting. The site is hosted on a VPS located in a datacenter in New York City.

>Dedicated hardware/server initial cost

It's $396/yr for the VPS and $36/yr for 500Gb/sec DDoS protection. There were no setup fees.

>Maintance of said hardware and backups

$0/yr. I handle backups myself.

>Electricity

$0/yr. I'm not paying for it.

>The domain name itself

I continue to renew
lainchan.jp
in addition to
arisuchan.jp
, but together they are only $98/yr.

>Personal time (doing things like blocking spammers etc)

We have been blessed with several wonderful moderators (we could always use more!) that volunteer their time doing this, but most of the moderation involves handling breaches of rules and guidelines, not deleting spam.

>Security (Opening up port 53 to who knows what, gdpr compliance etc)

$0/yr. I'm not a sysadmin, but I still know what I'm doing somewhat.
https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=arisuchan.jp

>A good internet connection + static IP

$0/yr. It's not needed.

>Arisuchan has no ads to pay for this luxury… How does it maintain such good uptime and still be safe from hackers and malware? Also if people are paying for this, why do so many small Lain sites still exist - some 20 years old? Please help my confusions.

Because I'm not hosting it on my personal hardware. I would imagine most other lain-related sites are on small VPSs (my smaller sites collectively run on a $15/yr VPS, for example) and shared hosting environments. Also I would think our community is more technically inclined and is much more likely to use an adblocker extension, alternative DNS server, or modified hosts file.

So collectively the cost of running the site is about $530/yr. I'm not wealthy, but that isn't too muchPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.1904

Ahh I see! Thanks for taking the time to explain all that to me. Originally I had assumed Arisuchan.jp was self hosted because I heard rumours that there was a dark web version. I never had the time to actually go looking so I wasnt sure but I remember reading Tsuki project was launched on the dark web and assumed this site might be similar. If you already had the hardware to host a .onion domain you would probably be hosting the clear versions as well. (https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-onion-service)
A lot of the smaller well hidden lain fansites though im guessing are free (geocities/tripod) or are just very cheap for whatever reasons. Still $530 per year for this site is a lot of money! it isnt as much as I originally thought but wow, you deserve a salute good sir. If everyone in the world donated that much to charity each year the world would be very different. Most people use websites "for free" without considerning who pays for them or why… It is very interesting. But i'll leave that debate for another thread ;)

 No.1906

>>1904
>>1904
>Ahh I see! Thanks for taking the time to explain all that to me.
You're welcome.

>Originally I had assumed Arisuchan.jp was self hosted because I heard rumours that there was a dark web version. I never had the time to actually go looking so I wasnt sure but I remember reading Tsuki project was launched on the dark web and assumed this site might be similar. If you already had the hardware to host a .onion domain you would probably be hosting the clear versions as well.

We don't have a dark web version of arisuchan, but two of the communities that merged with us have roots there.

>A lot of the smaller well hidden lain fansites though im guessing are free (geocities/tripod) or are just very cheap for whatever reasons. Still $530 per year for this site is a lot of money! it isnt as much as I originally thought but wow, you deserve a salute good sir. If everyone in the world donated that much to charity each year the world would be very different. Most people use websites "for free" without considerning who pays for them or why… It is very interesting. But i'll leave that debate for another thread ;)

I know lainzine, soykaf.org, and fauux are all hosted on Neocities so you could say that service is well liked by the lain community. I'm not a sir, but I'm also not sure I deserve the compliment. As I mentioned before, I am not paying for the hosting exclusively myself. The site receives occasional donations that I report in the donations thread.



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 No.1769[Reply]

eBooks/eBook Readers

Alice! Do you own a eBook reader?

They are great for reading pirated books without the nastiness of a LCD screen.

Personally I use a Kobo H2O

Places I use to get epubs,
http://b-ok.org/
#bookz on Undernet.

I use Calibre to manage my eBooks and their formats.

Anyone got any books to recommend?
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 No.1850

I have a Kindle but I own hard copies of books I consider important or influential to me.

 No.1866

i own a kindle voyage because i'm past the age where i'm not willing to pay for content and it's a great reader. the screen is great, battery lasts up to 6 weeks and the automatic backlight adjustment is also great since i'm reading mostly in the dark.

 No.1867

>>1866
Doesn't the backlight defeat the purpose of the e-ink screen? (I.e., not staring into a glowing surface for long periods.)

 No.1869

>>1866
Not only you pay for non-free books that can't be shared with friends and family, you also give up your identity profile to a corporation for further resell.
>>1867
The main advantage of eInk is that it doesn't flicker 60 times per second like LCD screens do.
There is no backlight, it's frontlight, LEDs are spotted in bottom and top of the screen and the eink panel reflects the light.

 No.1870

>>1869
>Not only you pay for non-free books that can't be shared with friends and family
actually you can setup family links within amazon and share your library with one adult and two children. that said, i don't have to "share" pirated ebooks with anyone since they can download that themselves. as a content creator i despise the "gibmedat"-culture, gloryfied as some robin hood soykaf that it isn't.
>you also give up your identity profile to a corporation for further resell.
great, amazon now knows i like sci-fi books. the botnet got me hard.



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 No.1601[Reply]

This is for those of you who ask about this form factor every so often. I hope enough people join so that he makes beige ones.

The X500 Pro is the final product in a line of computer cases designed a few years back (the X500 Plus and later the Evo with a mechanical keyboard) as a tribute to the computers of the '80s and '90s (Commodore, Atari, Sinclair etc…). It's a wedge styled computer case with built-in, full size mechanical keyboard.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505470364/the-x500-pro-computer-case
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 No.1624

And the project was cancelled….

Hey, I thought it was pretty cool.

 No.1626

Did the creator actually read that alice's toxic comment and decided to shut it down?

 No.1645

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>>1604
>>1606
>>1615
nek found frens

 No.1646

>>1645
Nek is love, Nek is live.

 No.1854

The chassis that I originally opened this thread with is dead so I ended up finding a substitute in the Checkmate A1500 which has the pizza box form factor. It's for Amiga fans but can fit mITX/mATX with a full-size reference blower-style graphics card. There'll also be risers so you can slide your keyboard under it when not in use.

https://www.amigasystems.com
>>1645
>>1646
Tsumiki MIniwa > all.



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 No.1712[Reply]

As per the title, what do we think of private interests capturing public works? This includes the recent HTTP 2.0 protocol, largely designed and implemented by a small number of large technology companies: Google, Microsoft, etc. The general public, ie hackers, have been left out of the loop and increasingly are/will be. Input from individuals has been reduced to token comments. Insult to injury, there is nothing particularly special that HTTP 2.0 brings to the table when compared to 1.1; it's over-engineered and overly complicated for the task it is designed to do.

Comments on this example and others as well as the overall situation?
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 No.1715

>look mom I copypasted a thread from lainchan!

 No.1717

>>1715
>going to lainchan
>>>/out/

 No.1752

>>1717
What is so wrong about lainchan?

 No.1768

>>1714
I've been thinking about this recently, and wondering why there is no real alternative rendering engine that is truly botnet free, entirely community driven, and actually good…

 No.1841

>>1752
they hate them cause they ain't them



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 No.1816[Reply]

Any of you lainons know of any TTS software/sites out there with the oldschool Mac OS "Whisper" voice included?

 No.1825

I've been looking around for a couple of hours, but no dice. Your best bet to get the voices that come with Plaintalk/Macintalk is just using the TTS function on a mac. (So if you have a PC, you'll have to use a virtual machine.) I was really hoping there would be a site that could do this too… :'^(

 No.1826

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>>1825
I got 7.5.3 running in MiniVMac but it keeps throwing this message, even after I reboot.

 No.1835

If anybody gets this to work, can you record requests? please? I really want to hear trinoids and the zarvox voices again.

 No.1836

>>1835
I got all the Macintalk files in the correct folder, yet all it does is throw that message at me.



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 No.1651[Reply]

Discuss or ask questions about Nix / NixOS. Does Alice use any Nix tech?

Nix Language / Package Manager
Homepage: https://nixos.org/nix
Manual: https://nixos.org/nix/manual/
Install:
curl https://nixos.org/nix/install | sh

Source Code: https://github.com/NixOS/nix
Package Repository: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs

NixOS Linux Distro
Homepage: https://nixos.org/
Manual: https://nixos.org/
Source Code: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/tree/master/nixos

NixOps (DevOps Tools)
Homepage: https://nixos.org/nixops/
Manual: https://nixos.org/nixops/manual/
Source Code: https://github.com/NixOS/nixops

Other Resources
Freenode:
#nixos

ZSH Completions: https://github.com/spwhitt/nix-zsh-completions

>What is Nix?

Nix is the language used by the Nix package manager and NixOS linux distro. It's a small functional language designed for packaging and building software.

>What platforms does it work on?

Linux (pretty much any distro), MacOS, FreeBSD

>Is it source or binary based?

Most packages have binary caches of their results available, but all of them are derived from source expressions.

>Who is Nix useful for?

Anyone who writes code for Unix platforms can probaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.1652

Why do I need that when Flatpaks exist?

 No.1653

>>1652
I hadn't honestly heard about Flatpak before, but it looks pretty cool. I'm sure there are advantaged and disadvantages to both, but I'm not familiar with Flatpak so this is my attempt at a comparison.

It's really cool that Flatpak uses a run-time sandbox, Nix uses a build-time sandbox to make sure the build products are pure. The Flatpak website also says that it's intended more for Desktop applications / environments, whereas Nix is much more general. Nix is also a large technology stack, with their own really cool Linux distro, devops tools, CI system, and distributed system builder that all use the same language.

I guess Flatpak uses JSON, so Nix might be more expressive in terms of what you can do. The Flatpak manifest looks kind of like Nix's "derivation files", which are generated as results of evaluating an expression written in the Nix language.

Are all of the dependencies packaged as flatpak things, or just the top-level GUI programs? All Nix dependencies are themselves packaged with Nix, which is how it achieves "purity".

From looking at it for 10 minutes, it seems like Flatpak is a much more polished subset of Nix. But, I could be mistaken - is there anything significant that I left out?

 No.1756

>>1653
Well the fact that snap > flatpak



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