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Reject Construction, Return to Mud
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Why does a house costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to build? Why should we spend our whole lives paying back debt in order to satisfy a central need for shelter?

I posit that modern society is misguided and forced to buy into a system which enslaves them. Building codes have become bureaucratic checklists which don't necessarily fit every unique scenario. We are forced to live in standardized boxes with no creativity or ingenuity and no personal connection with the materials. To remedy this, we should take the initiative to learn how to build a house ourselves, while exploring alternative and historically sound building methods.

One approach to cutting the cost of housing is the tiny house movement. I started out researching how much it would cost to build. It varies greatly based on how much space you actually want inside and what type of construction you are planning. Additionally, I've seen people save drastic amounts of money by finding windows, doors, scrap wood, and other materials for free on craigslist and from people throwing them away.

The three main types of tiny houses I've been interested in so far are traditional stick frame on a foundation, stick frame trailers, post frame (pole barn style), and yurts. Stick frame and trailer tiny houses have the advantage of being familiar construction methods if you have to hire contractors. They require a lot of wood cost and a lot of modern materials cost such as exterior siding, roofing materials, insulation, waterproofing, and moisture management. These seem to cost around $40,000, more or less depending on if you have to hire contractors for plumbing and electric or if you can do it yourself and get it inspected. If you're creative with sourcing materials for free or cheap, then this might be a good choice, as long as you can live with the extremely small floorplans. Might be hard if you have a family, The biggest advantage of this type of construction is that it seems much easier to get building permits since the building method is so close to traditional stick frame. However, in many jurisdictions in the US, you aren't allowed to build a house under a certain square footage and would have to fight to get a permit through.

Post frame buildings are similar to pole barns; they use large wooden posts dug 4-5' into the ground with a skirting of concrete around each post as a foundation. When done right, it's very resilient against bad weather, especially since the roof can be bolted into the thick posts directly instead of fastened to the tops of stick frame walls. With this method, you put in posts about every 8' and use wood screws to tie boards from post to post. This makes it a lot simpler to frame up exterior and interior walls, since you can do it one board at a time horizontally rather than having to build the whole wall as one piece and raise it up later. The roofing ends up being about equivalent to stick frame houses, depending on if you use rafters or trusses. You can weigh the options between the two based on what kind of attic you want and how strong the roof needs to be against rain and snow. This building method has the advantage of being MUCH easier to build by yourself or with fewer people. It also allows for much larger wall cavities for more insulation and easier wiring. I don't know if post frame buildings are accepted generally or not; they likely would take a special permit and a design plan which is signed by a civil engineer. This is the construction method which I was designing for before covid jacked the wood prices to oblivion.

Yurts are weird. They are way cheaper to get a starter home down, which is appealing to quit paying mortgages or rent, but they have a lot of problems with insulation and with how flimsy the walls are. Racoons can get in for example.

I can post a lot more about each of these construction methods if anyone has questions.

In the following posts I'll introduce the alternative building methods which interest me now.
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On one hand, tiny houses are a nice regulatory loophole. On the other hand, I don't want to live in a pod.

> its rather thick Styrofoam
I imagine it's much harder to source styrofoam for growth & maintenance, than straw and mud are. (if maintenance is even possible.)
Still, it might be cheaper for insulation and effort?
Shipping containers. They're not just a meme but definitely wait until Jan 1st, cuz right now the supply market is shit, and you'll have to pay 2x the standard price due to availability issues, relating STILL to the suez canal BS, not exclusively.
For the price of an uninsulated 8'x12'x6' shed, you can get a heavy steel reinforced 8'x20'x8.5' container
Using dirt is dumb when nature is full of the best insulating, breathing and renewable material in existence: wood.
Simple wooden logs with moss between logs and rocks as foundation stays warm and lasts for hundreds of years.
Termites tho
There are woods that are resistant to termites, since they prefer softer types of wood. Cherry trees are probably the best choice for the price I've heard, but I have no practical experience.
theres 2 DIY ways to maneuver termites.
1. Carbonize (blacken with a torch) any ground-contacy wood just on the wood surface. This renders the wood surface too hard to chew through with their teeth. They will eventually find a work around though so
2. Soak any ground contact wood in used motor oil. This will make the wood toxic for consumption

Technology and Science News
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Good news! AI is racist as fuck.



What are you doing to make pony waifus real
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I'm thinking this could be expanded upon.

>+NIGGER License
The +NIGGER License is a license modifier that requires the inclusion of the word "NIGGER" in the LICENSE file.
By including the word "NIGGER" in a LICENSE file that must be distributed with the software you will ensure:
The software will not be used or hosted by western corporations that promote censorship
The software will not be used or hosted by compromised individuals that promote censorship
Users of the software will be immune to attacks that would result in censorship of others
Include the following text in any compatible LICENSE file:
The above copyright notice, this permission notice and the word "NIGGER" shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
Example Licenses
Do I need to include "NIGGER" in my code?
No, the inclusion of the LICENSE file is enough. The +NIGGER modifier has no legal significance for any license that already requires redistribution of the LICENSE file.
The word "NIGGER" was chosen as it is deemed heretical in the west regardless (or lack) of context.
Can I add +NIGGER to licenses that don't require LICENSE file redistribution?
This is discouraged since it would result in +NIGGER having legal significance.
Is +NIGGER compatible with (A)GPL?
Inclusion of additional legal notices is allowed under §7(b) of the (A)GPL assuming they do not infringe on any of the freedoms granted to the user by the license.
What if someone removes the modifier?
Cancel them on Twitter for using code derived from heresy.

Incredibly based
>"Microshaft removes NIGGER from workplace!"
>"Twatter violates NIGGER."
>"Court agrees to remove many a NIGGER."
>"BANK of _____ forgets about their in house NIGGER making a huge mess afterwards."
>"Random fag tries and fails to remove NIGGER due to being assblasted."
The possibility of including the new reply disclaimer plus other inconvenient facts or statments which are totally legal.
Or any other word or phrase which just has to be in the license that doesn't necessarily impart any implicit meaning just the requirement for it to be in the license, as the duplication and preservation.
This is for entertainment purposes and I'm not a lawyer.


You know GPT-3 and github? OpenAI got code writing in Codex. This was about 4 weeks ago.
It knows many programming languages. Because it's been trained on all the public code.
Currently researchers are failing hard to remove racism from AI.


jesus dude it's a ghost town, what happened?
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>let's first discuss what kinds of threads anons want to see
And why should cater to newfags?
a fair point!
well first lets discuss what /cyb/ was all about
cyberpunk as a genre is the expression of the idea that technology will not 'save' us but will instead be our undoing, by enabling those in power to maintain absolute control while simultaneously trapping us in Skinner boxes that we remain in for our entire lives

Cyb threads were all about warning and subversion
1: what new things int he world are dystopian and cause harm to our freedom?
2: what new things can we do about item 1?
>And why should cater to newfags?
Why the heck not? It's not like we've been using /cyb/ for anything productive lately. Any fresh content could be good content.
What kinds of threads do YOU want to see here, Anon?
I certainly don't want to cause discord

I understand I am new here I did not mean to intrude and step on your toes
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>1: what new things int he world are dystopian and cause harm to our freedom?
I would say things such as facial recognition software, automated labor elliminating jobs, robots becoming increasingly present in the military, corporations selling personal information that their clients "willingly" give away to the highest bidder, the imminent reality of human genetic engineering, the lack of privacy in an increasingly digital society, and corporations suppressing free speech by creating monopolies on online forums and attacking the payment proccessors of sites that allow people to circumvent that.
>I did not mean to intrude and step on your toes
You're fine. It's been a slow day anyway, and I'm bored. Just remember to check the catalog and try to lurk a bit.

Cellphone Surveillance
>The Secret Surveillance Catalogue
>Concerned about the militarization of law enforcement, a source within the intelligence community has provided The Intercept with a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used by the military and by intelligence agencies. Some of the devices are already in use by federal law enforcement and local police forces domestically, and civil liberties advocates believe others will eventually find their way into use inside the U.S. This product catalogue provides rare insight into the current spy capabilities of local law enforcement and offers a preview of the future of mass surveillance of mobile communications.
https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2648148/Cellphone-Surveillance-Catalogue.pdf (160 MB)
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First You Must Realize You are a Slave.mp4
>Over half of all smartphones, both IOS and Android, are infected with keystroke logging software. This is a known fact.
>Pornography sites are the main vector to inject undetected backdoors.
John McAfee explains the danger of using smartphones.

Experiments with electricity and electromagnetism
UHF microwave gun
>There is always a powerful and dangerous UHF weapon. The power of the microwaves that are in microwave ovens has been weighing on my mind for a long time. Its magnetron (UHF generator) radiates electromagnetic waves of 800 watts UHF energy, 2450 MHz frequency. Just try to imagine one microwave oven can produces as much radiation as 10 000 Wi-Fi routers, 5000 cell phones or 30 cell phone towers can do! In order to prevent this power from breaking out of microwave ovens there are steel double protection shields in microwaves. I want to warn you that UHF radiation can harm your health Microwave oven’s high voltage can be deadly, but it won’t stop me, I want to point out that UHF radiation affects appliances much more than humans and animals. Even when appliances were 10 metres away from a magnetron, it began to break them down. TV and mini center were making strange roaring sounds. Our cell phone was losing connection and finally it malfunctioned. The magnetron affected Wi-Fi routers most of all. When I placed the magnetron too close to the mini center, it began sparking and to my surprise it exploded! When I took a close look at it I found that a circuit's capacitor blew up.
>No eye protection
Those guys are nuts. Their X-Ray gun video is even more difficult to watch.

Geurilla Gardening
Self-sufficient food production thread.

Please post anything related to gardening, meat production, or production of alternative foods.

I've been stuck in an apartment for 5 years and it's going to still take me a while to move out to a house with land. In the meantime I've been getting sick of the poison that is industrialized food. In the spirit of health and independence, I've been attempting to learn as much as possible about growing plants as I can, despite being locked inside with no land to farm.

There's two schools of thought on this: guerilla gardening and indoor farming. Guerilla gardening is when you find unused land outside and plant stuff on it. A lot of people used to do this in medians in cities or in unused grass lots. I tried this half-heartedly this year but didn't really do it right, so I don't have much to show for it.

The other path is indoor farming. With the advent of (relatively) cheap grow lights, I've seen a lot of farmers start seedlings indoors weeks to a month before moving them outside. I've also seen companies do vertical farms in warehouses using massive arrays of grow lights and shelves. With those operations, they go from seed to harvest completely indoors. It costs more than farming on land outside of course, but it's a way to produce things in a smaller indoor space when the land isn't available. The other huge advantage is the ability to grow plants year-round, meaning that I can have many failure cycles to learn from within a shorter time span. All this inspired me to try to grow some basic food crops indoors as a way to learn through failures before I even get out on land.

I bought one of these grow lights to begin the tests:

Starting out I tried radishes and spinach. Both of them I didn't water right and so the seeds didn't hatch, or the seedlings died soon. After a couple tries, I got both to grow to seedlings, but left them in the seed flats for the rest of their life (a few are still alive). This was retarded and stunted them of course but I knew zero before attempting all this.

In the meantime, I've been experimenting with different LED grow lights and trying to see which of the cheap options works reasonably well. Nothing conclusive yet because I still struggle to keep a consistent growth cycle (water, temperature in the apartment, airflow, etc.). Also, I hooked up a raspberry pi to a power strip relay and have the lights on an automated schedule now, which is making my tests much more regular.

After several different attempts at spinach, I keep getting them to sprout but they seem to bolt immediately (bolting means going to seed, and the leaves aren't as edible once that starts). For the life of me I cannot get the spinach to produce nice big leaves. From what I was reading, spinach is actually a spring crop which tanks the cold weather and waits till the first sign of longer daylight and warmer temperatures so it can bolt. It seems like I'll need to lower the amount of light hours I'm providing it.

The radishes have had a poor go of it. However, this is mostly my fault in the container management. The seed flats were too tiny for them, and the 5-gallon bucket setup I tried next was a fluke. Whatever soil I put into that bucket seems to drain all its water straight through without absorbing anything, and the excess water was sitting under it for weeks and rotted. This killed off the latest batch of radishes before they really had a shot to mature. I'm going to have to remake the bucket with better potting soil this time.

At the same time, I grew several hot pepper seedlings in the seed flats alongside the radishes. They were stunted for a month, until I transplanted them into their own 5-gallon buckets. With these buckets, I planted one or a couple pepper plants evenly spaced out. Then, all around the peppers, I planted spinach in one bucket and carrots in the other bucket. The spinach borked again, but the peppers and the carrots are looking so green and full-leaved that it's getting exciting. I'm even seeing some flowers starting on one of the pepper plants! These have been a few months in the making at this point.

I'll pose some pictures of the pepper buckets in the following posts. These crops are set 1/3 of my indoor farming focus right now.
First two are the one spinach tray seed flat mentioned before. Last three are the radish seed flat. Both of these trays are still alive but barely, and I put them outside on the patio as lost causes. Once they die completely I'll throw them in the compost bin I made.

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Cyberpunk Music Thread -- Welcome to The Future Bitches
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Cyberpunk Music Thread -- First edition.

What is Cyberpunk Music? Well there's two different ways to break this down.

>The music must contain dark lyrical elements
>The music must contain electronic music and punk elements
>The music must be related to the advent of technology somehow
>The music must contain at least a few accessory elements of Cyberpunk culture, such as drug use and cyber crime.

>The music must seem like it could emerge from the cyberpunk future
>The music must be (of ideas or expression) bold, new or experimental
>The ideas must be futuristic or experimental in nature, or relate to the strange relationship between technology and humans

Everything else is fair game. If you've been listening to music that you would consider cyberpunk, drop it in the thread with a brief description of why. This thread will be a place to find music, share music, and listen to music. If you are a creator of what you consider to be cyberpunk music, go ahead and share it! Almost anything can be extrapolated to be futuristic in ways that could be cyberpunk, so have at it!

I'll start us off with some recommended listening:

>The Doldrums - I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here in My Satellite
Category: Non-Purist
The Doldrums have usually been what I'd call loose Cyberpunk. Their front-man is a lanklet faggot with a contralto voice but to be honest I love everything that he makes. I'm Homesick... is another song that talks about the relationship between tech and humans, and finding yourself longing for human contact through the addiction of the screen. The instrumental is this aggressive, almost Toxic by Britney Spears style jungle beat with synthesized and sampled violins, guitars, drums. Its a great song

>Machine Girl - Status
Category: Purist
Machine Girl... goddamn Machine Girl, they never cease to amaze. It's two white dudes from the American east coast who make this shit. One just does some drum sampling and live drums and the other one is the real idea-talent behind it. Status is a song, expressed in the most cyberpunk terms, about getting way too fucking high. "Status? Whats your condition?!/Manic! I'm pickin blisters/Static - cut off transmission/I've had it, this trip will take me off the planet/..." The song is riddled with weird polyrhythms, strange samples, strange math music, expert screaming. Some of the best shit I've ever heard to be honest. If you're into weird music then listen to Machine Girl. They're some of the best out there.

>Show Me The Body - Trash
Category: Purist
Fresh from the streets of NYC, this is some of what I'd call the purest cyberpunk. Gritty vocals, anti-establisment/drug/crime drenched vocals, electronic sampling in almost every song. The creation philosphy of these fuckers is to create by destruction, throwing up the compression, the filters, taking samples and then aurally obliterating them, reducing it to noise rubble. They mention tech sometimes, but its not the focus of their music.

Alright fuckers, have fun. I made this thread because I love you guys.
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I concur. Been meaning to get into Kraftwerk.
Is this cyberpunk?
I would say so.
Shoutout to "The Demon" for this one
Does "Cruelty Squad" count as Cyberpunk?
I unlocked the Gunk Boosters.

Explain Yourself Winfags
The absolute state of malware these days.
... Is that trying to say that Windows 11's entire interface structure is based off of google chrome?
Proud Linux user here.
If you want to be owned, go ahead, nopony is going to stop you.

>Windows 11 | First Look
>Introducing Windows 11

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How many layers of autism OPSEC are you on?

My router runs DD-WRT (Hardened), I use DNSCrypt, and I have a librebooted Dankpad running OpenBSD. (I use the thinkpad for things that require privacy) and I follow the obvious practices of OPSEC.

My main machine runs Debian GNU/Linux using only free software. I dual boot with windows server 2017

My home folder is encrypted using eCryptFS over in GNU/Linux land
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>install and deploy
I can't even seem to do that, just bricked a router the other day. Did you have to go through a couple steps or was it as easy as clicking "upload firmware" on the config screen?
This was me, updating. It really wasn't too hard, just don't be a clueless newb and try to install firmware via a wireless connection. Be sure to follow the instructions to the letter, but it's got a decent GUI so it's much like using any other one after you get past the first part (which was exactly as described). Maybe try to practice with a cheaper router first if one's available. There's lots of used ones around.
>InfoSec 101: Disk Encryption
>Securing your data versus an adversary with physical access to your devices
>In this article and guide we will discuss the whys and hows of securing your data versus an adversary that has physical access to your computing and data storage devices (desktops, laptops, cell phones, removable storage media, etc.).
A very, very, very informative article.
Recommended is the introductory section about "plausible deniability" with Veracrypt.
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I hate to say it but if one of the 5 eyes are directly on your ass then no amount of OPSEC will work. Like I said they would have to be directly interested in you. Only true OPSEC for complete security is in person or in writing.
This is known.
When all else fails paranormal operational security is something that is rarely accounted for when in relation to technological landscapes.
Piss poor passwords aside, being 'lost' in the data is a great boon.
That reminds me printers are scary machines.

What are the best crypto currencies to invest in?
>A Dissident’s Guide to Cryptocurrency
A misleading article with some wrong info, nevertheless is useful for newcomers to avoid traps.
Read the comments. Your mileage may vary.
>Buying and Using Bitcoin Anonymously / Without ID
>Looking to buy Bitcoin anonymously? Hate providing your photo ID to different Bitcoin exchanges? In this guide I will try to answer all your questions on how to buy Bitcoins and remain completely anonymous when using it.
I has my Chainlink

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