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Post here every time you visit /cyb/

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.
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Gut-Brain Axis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut%E2%80%93brain_axis
>The gut–brain axis is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and the central nervous system (CNS).[1] The term "gut–brain axis" is occasionally used to refer to the role of the gut flora in the interplay as well, whereas the term "microbiome–gut–brain axis" explicitly includes the role of gut flora in the biochemical signaling events that take place between the GI tract and CNS.[1][2][3]

So the types of microbes in your gut can affect your brain. Does anyone know of any nootropic strains of probiotics?
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Material Science Thread

Post some cool materials. Pic related is aerogel. An ultra light material derived from gel that has had the liquid component replaced with gas.
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Botany Thread

Post some fucking plants
Pic is a dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari). They are named for the red sap that they produce and look like something out of a sci-fi movie. They are native to the socotra archipelago in Yemen.
The sap can be used for dyes, medication, lipstick, or varnish.
The densely packed crown of the tree provides shade to the trees roots and helps to prevent water from evaporating.
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Geology Thread

Post geological formations, rocks, and anything geology or geoengineering related here.
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Solar Roadways

Lets have a little fun and laugh at "solar roadways", or cry of the stupidity of it.

https://youtu.be/dM50P4K9UVk
https://youtu.be/7ngWjH0jdRo
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Anon, do you know about Exif photo data?

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/
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/TAD/ Terry A. Davis

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.
https://twitter.com/losethos/
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First picture of a black hole

>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.

https://youtu.be/Dr20f19czeE
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World's "first human head transplant" is "successfully" carried out

https://archive.is/z7gJj
>The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.
>a team at Harbin Medical University had "realised the first human head transplant" and said an operation on a live human will take place "imminently".
>Although Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov, who suffers spinal muscular atrophy, had volunteered to become the first head transplant patient, the team have since said the first trial is likely to be carried out on someone who is Chinese, because the chance of a Chinese donor body will be higher.
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Genetically Modified Horse Waifus for Domestic Ownership

Since this is the closest thing to a /sci/ board that we have, and biopunk is related to cyberpunk I figured I would post this here. This thread is all about genetically modified horse waifus for domestic ownership. What would be the major technological challenges? How close is current technology? What would you want in your bio-engineered waifu?
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BLACKJACK

ALL HAIL BLACKJACK; THE SECURITY MARE, WHISKEY QUEEN, MAIDEN OF THE STARS!!
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Google suspends Android support for Huawei

>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.

http://archive.is/pY4wO
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Intel ZombieLoad flaw forces OS patches with up to 40% performance hits

>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.”

http://archive.is/E37mJ
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Decoding thoughts into speech, life changing research

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.
https://youtu.be/kbX9FLJ6WKw
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Crypto Currency Thread

What are some cryptos worth investing in?
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Retro-Futurist Imagery Thread

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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Opportunity Mars rover is probably dead after 15-year mission

>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.”
http://archive.is/KV6Tu
http://archive.is/VctJH

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Cyberpunk Music Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2XnR0cKfnY
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Deep Web Exploration/Raid?

See the title. We should totally use this newly revived board to spark interest in the deep web, alternative tech, etc., just like what had happened around a year ago with archiving and DIY. At work right now but I'm gonna be downloading TOR onto this laptop and spending a bit exploring.

I wouldn't advocate for illegal activity, but just post whatever interests you or you think would be fun to visit as a board. I bet we could shake a forum or two up at the very least, eh?
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Kroger and the Future of Shopping

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.

https://www.businessinsider.com/kroger-microsoft-store-tech-2019-1
>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?

https://youtu.be/QDVVo14A_fo

But it's ok. You are fine with this outcome. If you weren't, why would you have agreed to go along with it? This is for your own good. Now download the app, click agree, and join us in the future! Your first suggestion is waiting for you to accept. Don't be left behind.

In all seriousness, this will have huge ramifications. They are talking about having the technology automatically add items you take from the shelf to a digital cart and you pay as you leave, removing checkouts, and the jobs they come with. The data collected will be sold to other companies as they continue to try and predict people. The masses will simply let the device tell them what to buy. The device is with us at all times anyway and it saves that precious time by a couple of seconds. The only way you could improve it is if the device was installed into your hand or something. But that will never happen… right?

What do you think? Have I gone mad at a simple tech upgrade?
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Climate Engineering

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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Robowaifu Thread

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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Artificial Intelligence and Androids

What does /cyb/ think about artificial intelligence? What role could it play in the future of our society?
Also, Tay thread.
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2 year old threads with no relation to poner? I must ask: what is the story behind this board? Why resurrect it now? I'm curious what this site used to be.

Pic unrelated.
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What on Earth is cyberpunk? I really have no fucking clue.
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Potential Applications of Marbled Crayfish

>Marbled crayfish are the only known decapod crustaceans to reproduce only by parthenogenesis.[5] All individuals are female, and the offspring are genetically identical to the parent.[4][8] Marbled crayfish are triploid animals,[4][9] which may be the main reason for their parthenogenetic reproduction. Marbled crayfish are thus a model for the rapid generation of species.[4]

>Because marbled crayfish are genetically identical, easy to care for,[10] and reproduce at high rates, they are a potential model organism, particularly for studying development.[11] A major drawback, however, is the long generation time (several months) compared to other research organisms.[12]


Since they are genetically identical wouldn't it be easier to create a population of genetically modified crayfish? Say you inserted a gene to produce a protein in one of them. Then all of it's off spring would produce that protein as well. In time you could have enough crayfish to produce your protein in commercial quantities.
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PS4

Does the PS4 have any games? I got one for free from a dumb friend that got the new PS4 Pro, "A console so nice we sold it to you four times!".

If anyone here knows how to pirate PS4 games and play them on-console, that'd be cool, too.
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Altermatives to the Internet

I fear that the end of the internet is neigh and that us thought-criminals may soon find ourselves without a home. We need an alternative, but what else is there? Danknet? Meshnets? Packet Radios? Is there anything we can use?
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Is this a hidden board now?
Pic semi related
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Hello Everyone

I see I have my own domain now
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Magnetohyrdodynamic Propulsion

Tests have been done in the 60s.
(https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=rNzTBwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA159&ots=IkAp9tmKDY&sig=2vMfeEsut8daKaQUyXdcJx9WcJQ#v=onepage&q&f=false)
Although, that's typical of the theory, there is application magnetically.
>Magnetism is found throughout the Universe. Magnetic fields are known to exist in planets, stars, accretion disks, the interstellar medium, galaxies and in active galactic nulcei (cf. the article on galactic magnetic fields). Often these magnetic fields are generated and maintained by magnetohydrodynamic dynamo action (e.g. the solar dynamo or planetary dynamos, which are described by hydromagnetic dynamo theory), and in many cases the magnetic field is dynamically dominant, determining the evolution of the object.
Topics studied within MHD include typical computational astrophysics topics, such as magneto-convection, MHD turbulence and hydromagnetic dynamo action. Typically, a multitude of intermittent magnetic structures are generated in such systems, e.g. magnetic flux tubes, loops, filaments and arcades. On the Sun and other stars, these magnetic structures may take the form of cool spots (sunspots) and magnetic bright points.
Magnetic structures can store enormous amounts of energy that may be released through reconnection of magnetic field lines (MHD reconnection) leading to solar flares and stellar or even galactic eruptions. It is in this way that the Sun causes storms in the heliospherical magnetic field and ultimately aurorae and space weather.
>In engineering MHD is employed to study, e.g., the magnetic behavior of plasmas in fusion reactors, liquid-metal cooling of nuclear reactors and electromagnetic casting.
>Topics studied within MHD include typical computational astrophysics topics, such as magneto-convection, MHD turbulence and hydromagnetic dynamo action. Typically, a multitude of intermittent magnetic structures are generated in such systems, e.g. magnetic flux tubes, loops, filaments and arcades. On the Sun and other stars, these magnetic structures may take the form of cool spots (sunspots) and magnetic bright points.
>Magnetic structures can store enormous amounts of energy that may be released through reconnection of magnetic field lines (MHD reconnection) leading to solar flares and stellar or even galactic eruptions. It is in >this way that the Sun causes storms in the heliospherical magnetic field and ultimately aurorae and space weather.
reconnection of magnetic field lines (MHD reconnection)
A connector or central powering system that's within range that drives the fuel(lack of? power) economy.
http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Magnetohydrodynamics
There's space travel relations…
https://www.netl.doe.gov/File%20Library/Events/2014/MHD/2-1-MPGW-NASA-IBlanksonPresentation10012014.pdf
The government really does hide this stuff… And, only release the conventional. Rather than the unconventional as it should… There's much speculation that goes into this, and there's wealth of progress untapped due to the powers that be in our economies.
>the maximum theoretical efficiency would be 90 percent. Allowing for the inefficiencies introduced by finite heat transfer rates and component inefficiencies in real heat engines, a system employing an MHD generator offers the potential of an ultimate efficiency in the range of 60 to 65 percent. This is much better than the 35 to 40 percent efficiency that can be achieved in a modern conventional plant. In addition, MHD generators produce fewer pollutants than conventional plants. However, the higher construction costs of MHD systems have limited their adoption.
In general, it's much very revolutionary even in the layman's perspective which according to word of (http://battista.web.unc.edu/files/2014/02/introMHD.pdf), "Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is not a field of study for those with only high school equivalent mathematics and science knowledge… much mathematical rigor to simply understand its governing equations," I apply as layman. Nonchalantly as well. Doesn't quite matter to me in that aspect. I see potential in this that'll solve energy crises old and new.
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Drawing Yesterday's Tomorrow

hey /cyb/ I wanted to emulate an artstyle but I can't find a lot of good resources on it, I like thee way robots looked in old school sci-fi like 50s and 60s and so on. Pics related. Do you know where I can find good resources for learning to draw robots like this, or at least a large collection of reference material?
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When do you think firearms will take another step into advancement, no longer requiring smokeless powder?
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CCleaner malware

If you have installed CCleaner you likely have to reformat your system.

>CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared

>The recent CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it initially appeared, according to newly unearthed evidence. That evidence shows that the CCleaner malware infected at least 20 computers from a carefully selected list of high-profile technology companies with a mysterious payload.
>Because the CCleaner backdoor was active for 31 days, the total number of infected computers is "likely at least in the order of hundreds," researchers from Avast, the antivirus company that acquired CCleaner in July, said in their own analysis published Thursday.
>From September 12 to September 16, the highly advanced second stage was reserved for computers inside 20 companies or Web properties, including Cisco, Microsoft, Gmail, VMware, Akamai, Sony, and Samsung. The 20 computers that installed the payload were from eight of those targeted organizations, Avast said, without identifying which ones. Again, because the data covers only a small fraction of the time the backdoor was active, both Avast and Talos believe the true number of targets and victims was much bigger.

https://archive.fo/vpExd
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Artificial wombs

when will this become a reality? and how will it affect the world?

> Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep.


> “It’s complete science fiction to think that you can take an embryo and get it through the early developmental process and put it on our machine without the mother being the critical element there,” he says.


> Instead, the point of developing an external womb — which his team calls the Biobag — is to give infants born months too early a more natural, uterus-like environment to continue developing in, Flake says.


http://archive.li/XEKMx

> Yoshinori Kuwabara, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Juntendo University in Tokyo, has been working on artificial placentas for a decade. His interest grew out of his clinical experience with premature infants, and as he writes in a recent abstract, ”It goes without saying that the ideal situation for the immature fetus is growth within the normal environment of the maternal organism.”


> Kuwabara and his associates have kept the goat fetuses in this environment for as long as three weeks. But the doctor’s team ran into problems with circulatory failure, along with many other technical difficulties. Pressed to speculate on the future, Kuwabara cautiously predicts that ”it should be possible to extend the length” and, ultimately, ”this can be applied to human beings.”


http://archive.li/pOEa2
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Augmented Ponies

This should go here yes?

Why does Rarity look so good with bionic limbs?
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Distros and DEs

What distro and Desktop Environment are you currently using, is it what you always use and depend on or are you trying something new out?

Currently running Ubuntu with Xfce on a craptop with 1366×768 screen
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Ryzen Vs Coffe Lake

So what chip should I get AMD R7 1700 or Intel Coffee Lake i7? Is the higher IPC of the i7 worth it vs the Higher core Count of the 1700?
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This is Activating my Almonds Pretty Hard

A bit of backstory to begin: earlier today, I got into a conversation about quantum mechanics, more specifically the part of it where the mere act of observing particles can change their properties or behavior. That alone is a confusing concept, but now let me ask you all a question.

Given that quite a few of you believe in meme magic and the human mind's ability to influence the physical world around it, can any of you offer an idea based around this to help explain quantum mechanics?

I feel like I'm close to an answer, whether it's right or not I'm not sure, but I want to hear your results. Also, this is here and not in /vx/ because this seems more like a science issue than a paranormal one to me. Pic unrelated.
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Ready Player One

Have you read this, If not I would highly recommend it, at the end it was said that it was looking to become a movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6SVtuj_76A
this confirms it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiK2fhOY0nE

If you have read this book I hope you are as excited as I am
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Space Thread

Will we ever make it back to the moon /cyb/?
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Bitcoins

Can we have a bitcoin thread?

I have been meaning to donate to this website for some time now and came to conclusion that bitcoin offers best privacy while doing so.

https://bitcoin.org/en/
https://bitcoin.org/en/getting-started
https://bitcoin.org/en/choose-your-wallet

I have been reading up on it and was wondering if anyone here uses bitcoin and which wallet are you using?

I am liking the idea of having offline cold storage on my olderlaptop for more security so I am considering getting "Armory" wallet.
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Cyberpunk series

ITT: We share cyberpunk series that we like.

I will start.

Ghost in the Shell

>Ghost in the Shell (Japanese: 攻殻機動隊 Hepburn: Kōkaku Kidōtai, "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st century of Japan.


>Animation studio Production I.G has produced several different anime adaptations of Ghost in the Shell, starting with the 1995 film of the same name, telling the story of Section 9's investigation of the Puppet Master. The television series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex followed in 2002, telling an alternate story from the manga and first film, featuring Section 9's investigations of government corruption in the Laughing Man and Individual Eleven incidents. A sequel to the 1995 film, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, was released on 2004. 2013 saw the start of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise original video animation (OVA) series, consisting of four parts through mid-2014. The series was recompiled in early 2015 as a television series titled Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture, airing with an additional two episodes (one part). An animated feature film produced by most of the Arise staff, titled Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, was released on June 20, 2015. A live-action American film of the same name was released on March 31, 2017.


>Shirow has stated that he had always wanted the title of his manga to be Ghost in the Shell, even in Japan, but his original publishers preferred Mobile Armored Riot Police. He had chosen "Ghost in the Shell" in homage to Arthur Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine, from which he also drew inspiration.


>Primarily set in the mid-twenty-first century in the fictional Japanese city of Niihama, Niihama Prefecture (新浜県新浜市 Niihama-ken Niihama-shi),[Note 1] otherwise known as New Port City (ニューポートシティ Nyū Pōto Shiti), the manga and the many anime adaptations follow the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. Political intrigue and counter-terrorism operations are standard fare for Section 9, but the various actions of corrupt officials, companies, and cyber-criminals in each scenario are unique and require the diverse skills of Section 9's staff to prevent a series of incidents from escalating.

>In this post-cyberpunk iteration of a possible future, computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess cyberbrains, technology that allows them to interface their biological brain with various networks. The level of cyberization varies from simple minimal interfaces to almost complete replacement of the brain with cybernetic parts, in cases of severe trauma. This can also be combined with various levels of prostheses, with a fully prosthetic body enabling a person to become a cyborg. The main character of Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is such a cyborg, having had a terrible accident befall her as a child that ultimately required her to use a full-body prosthesis to house her cyberbrain. This high level of cyberization, however, opens the brain up to attacks from highly skilled hackers, with the most dangerous being those who will hack a person to bend to their whims.

Intrigue, conspiracies, phylosophy, criminal investigations, bewildering showcase of techonology and showcase of societal evolution, flashy gun and hand to hand combat.

What's not to like? May be kind of a shocker to watch at first but, it nicely highlights many possible effects that cybernesitation could have on human societies.
You can watch it here: https://gogoanime.io/search.html?keyword=ghost-in-the-shell

Basically, just watch the series or movies from oldest to newest to not spoil some of the mysteries that intended time ark offers.
Bonus points if you suceed to prove that main character is in fact trans.
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Post horsepussy, then post.

I was banned from 4chan during the /mlpol/ meme war. Could someone who isn't banned please post in this thread http://boards.4chan.org/co/thread/95259558/rick-and-morty-s03e07-the-ricklantis-mixup with the following message?

-o-o-o-

Well that episode was kinda good, I guess. Good enough to save the whole kinda-shit season? Nope. Is it YET ANOTHER writing problem this show now has in common with BBC's Sherlock, the whole "Things might get good eventually" thing and the "turned out the villain set it all up, the villain's back, because we both know the show couldn't survive without this villain" thing? Eeyup.

This was the show's chance. The show's big seventh-episode twist. And it wasn't really creative at all. It was cliche, generic, the plot we've all seen before, just with a little more violence and a lot more edgelord nihilism. The only decent part in the whole episode was the predictable but still funny "Turns out the biscuit-making Rick was turned into a flavor mare" plot.

>>95259851

Dude, stop replying to these tumblr faggots. They're only here to insult you for not liking the race allegory that claimed letting blacks join the cops and fight nigger crime is anti-black because it stops the blacks from seeing how oppressed they are by the whites. Ever noticed how shit their insults are? They've latched onto your offhand mention of drugs because it's all these tumblr tards have on you. Remember, report and ignore tumblr SJW faggots. If you have to reply, call them out for what they are, then refuse to reply to their "You insulted us SJWs! That makes you Pol! You don't belong here f-faggots!" shit-tier attempts to drive a wedge between the critic and the crowd.

>>95259575

>yfw when
Get the fuck off our website, Soiland.
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how /cyb/ are you?
>live in big city
>incur no outstanding debt
>avoid fingerprinting anything
>no social media accounts
>no friends at all
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General Micro and Molecular Biology Thread

General micro and molecular biology thread. Post pics, vids, lectures, studies, or anything related to micro or molecular biology here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_zD3NxSsD8
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Friendly reminder on free IT services

Friendly reminded that almost nothing in the world comes for free. If it does, its meant to persuade you to buy more, as an advertisement, as a means to control market, to provide harmful/misleading services to clients intentionally, to mine your data, etc.

To provide an example, here are two discords getting shut down over suspicions of white supremacy or some other stupid shit on the server by "Discord". https://mlpol.net/mlpol/res/71981.html

Or this one, Softether VPN. I used this one until recently when I found out about their abuse policy. Be careful with it. http://www.vpngate.net/en/about_abuse.aspx

>It is necessary to avoid abusing users who exploit VPN Gate to hide their IP address for wrongdoing. An in case of such abusing were occurred, it is necessary to trace the source IP address of such illegal user. Analyzing VPN Connection Log is helpful to investigate the source global IP address of him.


>We will disclosure the VPN Connection Logs to a policeman, a prosecutor, a lawyer or a court who is authorized by applicable laws.


>If you are a policeman, a prosecutor, a lawyer or a court who is authorized to and wants to request the disclosure of VPN Connection Logs, contact us with the following e-mail address. You need to attach the information which describes the date and time of the target logs, concerned VPN Server's IP address and other materials for reference.
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Wallpaper Thread

Lets have an good old wallpaper thread
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Will AR2673 save us from the technological nightmare?

>What a difference a day can make. On Saturday, Sept. 2nd, sunspot AR2673 was an unremarkable speck largely ignored by forecasters. On Sunday, Sept. 3rd, it underwent a furious transformation.
http://spaceweather.com/

So how much electric equipment will be taken out this time. And will it be enough to hinder or slow the progress of technological hell we are headed for?

Will we have an "Carrington Event" like they did in 1859?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
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Vintage /tech/

Does anyone else like older tech? I usually like computers and OS's from the 80's. If you have some old computers you like…plz share them
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Biotech Revoltion

Biotechnology is advancing at a rapid pace and could soon usher in a new industrial and medical revolution. With promises of on demand organs, better treatments for disease and cancer, designer babies, cognitive enhancement, increased longevity, greener and safer industrial processes, more productive crops and many others biotech could completely change our society. How do you think technology like CRISPR, artificial wombs, electrical brain stimulation, organ printing, and other advances in biotechnology will effect society, /mlpol/?
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fusion

>from popularmechanics
>MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion
New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.

http://archive.is/h4eBg

Are we getting closer or are we 20 more years away?
What will happen when memefusion is GO?
Will governments or private companies engage in a rush to the moon to harness He3 from the surface?
And further: Eve Online, or Gay Space Communism?
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Augmentations

What augmentations do you think will be available in the near future /cyb/? What augs would you want? What augs would you avoid?
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Shrugging at Atlas

The names… What do they mean? A culture of men with no names with names chosen for them? What does it all mean? What culture is this? What will it entail?
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OPSEC

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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Did anyone say cybering?
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Chanpunk, Cyberpunk Alternate Universe Help (Better Names Welcome)

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LyeyDFo7lYm3n4hJ7BVRpa9X7AQ4e_E5ZukQjv62_tA/edit?usp=sharing


I have a sci-fi universe I've been working on, set 30 years in an alternate future with a theoretically ever-expanding timeline to match the current year.

I'm planning on using it for GURPS pen and paper sessions online and was wondering if people could look over it, suggest replacing things, and tell me what's wildly inaccurate.

So far we have

>Hillary Clinton elected president

>a Jeb! Bush suicide
>a trump assassination
>furry analogues for transsexuals
And more.
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.swf Discussion Thread

First off, it's never going to die. Now that's out of the way, let's talk about flash format. I've been an avid flash fan for years, and have quite a few really nice .swf files. I'll show you mine, if you show me yours! Have some cute.
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Android ricing

Let's see your home screens!
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Passwords, passwords mamangement

So I found this comic while reading about bitcoin privacy. I never thought about it this way.
I guess it makes sense that you don't really need complicated password, hard to remember, just put it in a phrase which computer will take ages to solve even though its easy to remember for you in particular.
But couldn't this make it easier for people to know you to break to your passwords? Still I guess it would be pretty difficult.

This unironically made me think. What are your thoughts, /tech/?
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Messenger platform for future raids and stuff

I have been looking for something more secure then discord for some time now.

I found only two programs with ideal ratio of securit and ease of use.

First I found out about Riot-Matrix on https://about.riot.im/

I find it pleasant to look at and its pretty anonymous but encryption seems to be lacking a bit.

Only recently I also found out about Wickr on: https://www.wickr.com/

This one strikes me as a bit minimal but more noticeably more secure.

Anyone here willing to help me out and test these?
My name on Riot is: @mancock9999:matrix.org
And my name on Wickr is: muttela
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Hey kid.
Do you wanna cyber?
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america lost the war of 1812

Gotta post in New board
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Did somebody say....................... STEAM?

Post'em.
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I fear i can't really contribute to this board since I lack the content for it. But here is a robot in a bikini.
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FTBT
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Technology and Science News

Good news! AI is racist as fuck.

http://www.livescience.com/58675-artificial-intelligence-learns-biases-from-human-language.html

Archive
https://mlpol.net/archive/mlpol/13081.html

What are you doing to make pony waifus real
https://mlpol.net/archive/mlpol/11399.html