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Cyberpunk is the idea that technology will condemn us to a future of totalitarian nightmares here you can discuss recent events and how technology has been used to facilitate greater control by the elites, or works of fiction
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Lets have a little fun and laugh at "solar roadways", or cry of the stupidity of it.


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Exif data is meta data that is saved every time you take a photo. Be it with regular cameras or smartphone cameras. It may work with web cam too but I never tried it before so I don't know.

From what I learned, data saved varies depending on the device and currents settings when the image was taken. My android for instance, only camptures unimportant stuff aside for maybe date. I always have geo location turned off so exif data never contains my location when I take a photo.

Here is a neat article about exif data and how to modify or delete it. https://www.howtogeek.com/203592/what-is-exif-data-and-how-to-remove-it/


pic not actually photo taken by me.


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iirc mspaint doesn't keep exif data, so a trick back in the ol' days was to just resave it with paint.
I'm pretty sure most modern art programs have an option to not save it.
I feel like it should also be mentioned that this only applies to jpeg and a few other files designed for photographs.
Pic related is Krita export options for metadata on JPG, I believe photoshit and GIMP can also turn if off.


Why is Photoshop bad?


Some people don't like it because photoshop '97 was the original one and every new version is just a little meaningless upgrade from the '97 version.
Some people hate it because it's expensive/because adobe is a shit company.
Some people hate it because it's popular.

Love it or hate it, it's as good as a tool as any other in the market.


Don’t forget that your camera sensor has unique patterns of pixel sensitivity that can allow purely bitmap-based tracking.

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How can you have /cyb/ without an official Terry Davis thread, that's sacrilegious. Terry lives on,and is currently in a "Lithuanian" right now.


Terry lives?


His twitter was hacked




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>Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered across the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity.
>The image of a dark core with a flame-orange halo of gas and plasma shows a supermassive black hole 50 million lightyears away in a galaxy known as M87, they announced during simultaneous press conferences in Brussels, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington, Santiago and Taipei.
>Data needed to construct the picture was gathered in April 2017 by the Event Horizon Telescope, a joined-up network of eight radio telescopes spread across the globe.



That's pretty cool.


No it isn't, stop believing Jewish lies.
I don't believe it. The way they did it, and considering who supposedly discovered it, I think it's bullshit. In fact, they may have made up the whole picture, though I reckon it is an actual picture, just not of a "black hole", which don't exist, or if they do exist, our description of them being "holes" in space-time are wrong, obviously, I hope I don't have to explain why that's retarded.


It's not a real photo, it's as close as we can get to a "real" photo but it is actually a bunch of strings of information that where feed to an algorithm that calculated the black hole should look like that.
Aka a glorified artistic representation of a black hole.
You can't take a picture of a black hole because the thing absorbs the light, making it simply impossible to see, it is literally invisible to the human eye.

>"holes" in space-time

That's just speculation, the black hole is just a mass of compressed matter with quite a heavy weight, the weight of the black hole makes it's gravitational pull strong enough to absorb light (which is a radio signal) and any other piece of matter that's around it.


I want to stick my dick in it.


Same, fam.

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Surely we'll have more activity!
Pic related is crystals of Bismuth, the heaviest element with a 'stable' radioisotope Bismuth-209 decays with a half life of 1.9*10^19 years, lmao.


I'm retarded and deleting on mobile is impossible.


I feel you, m8.

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>Google's decision to suspend Huawei's use of some parts of the Android operating system will send shockwaves through the smartphone market. Huawei is the second biggest smartphone maker but relies on the Android operating system, which is effectively run by Google, as the engine of its devices. Google will block Huawei's use of Android updates, apart from those made available in the open-source version of the operating system, according to Reuters.

>In a statement Huawei said: "Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android's key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry.

>"We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally," it said.

>Google's move comes after the US Department of Commerce last week added Huawei to its 'Entity List' because the department said it had information that led it to conclude that Huawei is engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interest. US companies cannot transfer technology to a company on that list without a licence from the US government.

>At the time, Huawei said the move would do significant economic harm to the American companies with which Huawei does business, affect tens of thousands of American jobs, "and disrupt the current collaboration and mutual trust that exist on the global supply chain".

>Google has said that for current Huawei users nothing changes yet. "We assure you while we are complying with all US gov't requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device," it said.

>Huawei has said that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those have been sold or still in stock globally.
>However, it's unclear whether, when future versions of Android arrive, it will be possible to upgrade your Huawei smartphone.

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>When security researchers disclosed a series of major vulnerabilities impacting Intel processors back in January 2018, it was clear that “Meltdown” and “Spectre” were indeed serious — and wouldn’t be the only exploits of multi-threading chips. Now a new Intel chip vulnerability nicknamed “ZombieLoad” has been revealed to the public, and though it’s already being patched by three major operating system makers, there’s some bad news: full protection could reduce your CPU’s performance by up to 40%.
>Referred to by the more technical name “Microarchitectural Data Sampling,” the ZombieLoad exploit enables an attacker to access privileged data across trust boundaries. In a cloud hosting environment, it could enable one virtual machine to improperly access information from another; researchers also showed that it could be used for app surveillance and password acquisition. The vulnerability broadly impacts operating systems that run on Intel chips, including Android, Chrome, Linux, macOS, and Windows.

>In a just-published support document, Apple suggests that full ZombieLoad mitigation will require Intel chip users to disable Intel’s hyper-threading processing feature — a major selling point of the chipmaker’s CPUs. During testing this month, Apple says that it found “as much as a 40 percent reduction in performance with tests that include multithreaded workloads and public benchmarks,” though actual performance impacts will vary between machines.

>An Intel page discussing the vulnerabilities downplays the performance impacts, suggesting that the performance impact is small: up to 3% without disabling hyper-threading, and up to 8-9% with hyper-threading disabled, though included charts show tinier changes using the latest, high-end Intel Core i9-9900K processors.

>Intel underscores that disabling hyper-threading isn’t really necessary for some users: consequently, unless it’s necessary for a given customer’s workloads and security environment, it says that it’s “not recommending that Intel HT be disabled, and it’s important to understand that doing so does not alone provide protection against MDS.”



You know, all I can think about during the waves of Intel exploits is two things:
One, the stock bumps AMD gets every time,
Two, just how many vulnerabilities AMD has that haven't been brought to light.


That is true. But it could be the reason Intel was ahead in the speed race, they cut corners and it has come back and bit them now.
>hoping my switch to AMD don't come back and bite me later on

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Scientists have found a way to transform brain signals into spoken words and sentences, providing new hope to those who have lost their speech due to stroke, throat cancer, ALS or Parkinson’s disease.


Interesting. Could it be used for telepathy?


If they can get music to play or images a new Avenue for creative freedom opens up.

Directly from the brain entrainment.
The skill needed would go down though.

When this gets more advanced. People will need to learn to think without thinking to overthrow corrupt governments.

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What are some cryptos worth investing in?


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You wanna invest in CPCs or Celestial Ponut Coins

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Let's get a thread going for pre-cyberpunk depictions of the future. It seems like sometime after the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s it became trendy in sci-fi to imagine grim dystopian end-of-the-world scenarios. While some of these dystopian settings can be interesting or at least aesthetically cool, I tend to prefer more positive imaginings of the future, from a time when Western civilization saw itself as a force for good in the world, before cultural Marxism taught us to see ourselves as a menace that needs to be deconstructed and subdued.
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I love Retro Futuristic art


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>Opportunity is already buried – all that’s left is to say goodbye. The ageing Mars rover became mired in a colossal dust storm in June 2018, and operators haven’t been able to reach it since then. NASA is expected to announce later today that Opportunity’s mission is officially over.

>In January 2004, two rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – touched down on the surface of the Red Planet. NASA hoped that one of the two rovers would last for 90 days, but this turned out to be a huge underestimate. Spirit roved the surface for nearly six years before getting stuck in a patch of soft dirt, while Opportunity has lasted well into its 15th year before joining its sibling.

>Before Spirit and Opportunity landed, the accepted picture was that Mars was pretty much dry except for its polar ice caps, and may have always been that way. That was overturned when the rovers found evidence for ancient water on Mars – repeatedly.

>Over the course of its mission, Opportunity drove about 45 kilometres, exploring more than 100 craters along its way and weathering bitter cold and numerous dust storms.

>On 10 June, Opportunity sent its last signal to Earth. Since then, operators have frantically sent more than 600 wake-up calls to the rover instructing it to turn on and phone home, testing every kind of spacecraft error that they know how to correct.

>Nothing worked. There was no call home. 5499 days into its 90-day mission, Opportunity is finished. “It’s the end of the first great Martian road trip,” says Seibert.
>Ultimately, the rovers will be remembered for their incredible longevity. “I thought we might get 6 to 8 months on these things, maybe as much as a year” says Squyres. “If a spacecraft functions for 15 years and dies in one of the biggest dust storms Mars has seen in decades, that’s an honourable death.”

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Goodnight sweet space prince.


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>Dr. Tanya Harrison
>a cunt using man's pants
Anyponer wonder why NASA is on its way to oblivion?


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Good one.

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Welcome to the future of shopping, where you pay for your products with not just money, but your behavioral data. Kroger is pushing new tech to try and beat Amazon out in the grocery field, tech that will start to implement population conditioning and mind control. Sound ludicrous? Let's go over the facts.

>Digital shelves. This system — which originally debuted in the fall and is currently present at the ends of aisles in 92 Kroger stores — eschews paper price tags in favor of digital displays, enabling shelves to dynamically update prices and display other information like ads, promotions, and nutritional details. Additionally, if a customer uses Kroger's self-checkout app, the shelves can recognize when they enter an aisle and display a personalized icon to guide them to products on their shopping list.

Now, with the touch of a button, you can be guided to the item you so desire. But, what if you don't even know what you want? Don't worry, the system has you covered.

>A network of in-store sensors. These include ceiling-mounted sensors that collect data on shoppers' habits

>Additionally, Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI) can estimate data about customers, such as age and gender, enabling Kroger to serve targeted ads to shoppers on digital shelves' displays while they're in the store. These ads could serve as a new source of supplemental revenue for the grocer.

With the power of AI and spying on you 24/7, we know you better than you know yourself. Having trouble shopping? We will guide you to what you really want. The isle will light up for you, playing targeted ads, convincing you of what you need. And with dynamic price shifting, think of all the things we can do in the future! We can add diversity taxes for the culturally impaired people, discounts for (((members))), and fix the gender bias in product pricing! And it's all just the beginning. What if we take it a step further, and built what you want before you even knew you desired it? What if we guided what you wanted? What if we guided what you think? What if we guided humanity to a better future?

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A little late to the party, aren't we?

Data collection and targeted marketing has happened online for a very long time now, why is it surprising that it would branch out to brick and mortar? If anything, the enhanced targeting is just an evolution of what loyalty programs have been doing for decades already. In fact, I expect point programs to be a big selling point to encourage adoption of this system.

>eschews paper price tags in favor of digital displays

And you've officially lost the environmentalist crowd.

>In all seriousness, this will have huge ramifications.

Not really. It's just an evolution of the shopping experience that comes natural with technological growth. I'm sure people complained to the heavens when digital POS systems overtook traditional registers, too.

>removing checkouts, and the jobs they come with.

Never going to happen in today's job obsessed political climate. Come back in two decades.

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>This system eschews paper price tags in favor of digital displays, enabling shelves to dynamically update prices and display other information
Is this new? We've had e-paper price tags here in Sweden YES for a couple of years now.


i didnt think i would have to cut off my right hand so soon.


>What if we guided what you wanted? What if we guided what you think? What if we guided humanity to a better future?
Thats already happening its been happening since 1945. it ramped up in the 1960's specifically the numerous (((Revolutions))) and civil rights act and the 1967 immigration law.as time passed on from that point shit just kept getting worse and worse, and thus here we are in the jew world order in the current year.


But were they used with a system that's designed to spy on customers, or were they just used to make updating the prices on items easier?
It's the spying and potential for manipulating people that's the main point of the thread.

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Climate change is reaching the point of no return and we aren't going to stop using fossil fuels. Should we start using technologies like genetically modified corals and iron fertilization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_fertilization) to mitigate the damage caused by climate change?

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This thread is all about robo horse waifus. What would be the major technological challenges? How close is current technology? What would you want in your robowaifu?

biopone discussion goes here >>236
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It's just a coincidence, but a funny one.
On that other note, a peacock is brightly colored for the sake of inviting all the hens to fuck him.


Those pictures… heavy special snowflake syndrome. Women's solution to personal shortcomings: more style. Not reflecting and changing. Rather trying to make the look work more (which fails because if you're the problem you've got to fix that…).

I know many people fail at personal change where it's necessary but only women try to make the look work and if that doesn't work out everybody but themselves is to blame for whatever doesn't fit into their personal view of the world.
On top of that it's often a guessing what's wrong or what they refer to as they constantly avoid to clearly point at or name an issue. All part of the "you don't understand" victim role and to make their special logic work because if you neither know what they're refering to nor what's the issue with it you can't get on the argumentative level with them. It's nerve-racking.


A robot avatar?


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Master of the four ejaculations, the cock bender, the semen connoisseur
It is the roboavatar


that screencap is cancer.
>women can be free to fuck chad
Nah dude thats fucking gay, they must be shown their place. and then everything else will start to fall in place. this is the only way to the space reich.

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