Reject Construction, Return to Mud
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.
Technology and Science News
jesus dude it's a ghost town, what happened?
>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://theintercept.com/surveillance-catalogue/https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2648148/Cellphone-Surveillance-Catalogue.pdf
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIU8WZR9DNA
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:https://www.amazon.com/Lights-Spectrum-Indoor-Succulents-Seedling/dp/B07FKF6BT4/
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.
Cyberpunk Music Thread -- Welcome to The Future Bitches
Cyberpunk Music Thread -- First edition.What is Cyberpunk Music?
Well there's two different ways to break this down.
Purist.>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.
Non-Purist>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
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhNJPqBwKcQ
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
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.
Explain Yourself Winfags
The absolute state of malware these days.
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
What are the best crypto currencies to invest in?
Thread for geurilla cooking. I made butter out of raw milk today (picrel). This thread is /cyb/ related because western dystopian governments have literally SWAT'd amish farms over less.
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-startedhttps://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.
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?
Liberty Enlightening the Deep Web
Tor and The Hidden Wiki enlighten the world of the Deep Web.
If you have never visited if, please come and experience.
Download the Tor browser, please visit the following link.
It will surely be useful for you as a guidepost to the world of the Deep Web.http://zqktlwiuavvvqqt4ybvgvi7tyo4hjl5xgfuvpdf6otjiycgwqbym2qad.onion/
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
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
Alternative software and sites to give attention to
Post GNU/Linux related stuff here.
Voice to Skull technology and mind control
After years and many reports about people hearing voices inside their head, a commercial spinoff is unveiled. And the company doing it, is not in America, but Israel.>New device puts music in your head. No headphones required.>Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play loud computer games, watch a movie or get navigation directions in your car — all without disturbing those around you.>That's the possibility presented by "sound beaming," a new futuristic audio technology from Noveto Systems, an Israeli company. On Friday it will debut a desktop device that beams sound directly to a listener without the need for headphones.https://www.ksl.com/article/50047469/new-device-puts-music-in-your-head--no-headphones-requiredhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zHxwUJR8dQ
Further reading:>Ron Paul Forums (from 2008)> Voice-to-Skull Technology>"The technology called Voice to Skull is a projected sound/voice transmission into one's mind through the auditory nerves and bones instead of via the hearing organs of the ears. It cannot be blocked out; at least no such defense is known in the civilian world. Such takes away the inherent freedom a person has to the right of quiet and privacy in their inner thoughts. The injection of other people's words, thoughts, views, hostilities, demands, insults, etc into another's inner mind is a huge violation of a free person's rights. This technology exists just as it is described. Such capabilities that can be inflicted upon another is one step towards enslaving that person in various interpretations of "slavery." It is a psychological operation that I doubt any person could fully overcome if subjected to relentless projected voice over time.>While this is often treated as amusing by some, the reality is that this is a highly abusive technology that violates an individual in ways not previously debated in an ethical society prior to its development and application. I know this technology exists because I have interviewed several leading IEEE's with dual PHD's and lifetimes of the highest level of achievement in their field. These are people with hundreds of patents with their names on them. One dual PHD who once headed MIT's Engineering laboratory described what the experience was to have this demonstrated on him. He got a kick out of it and found it fascinating. However, it was an experience of only a few moments in a friendly professional setting where he knew what to expect. If someone is subjected to relentless abusive input contrary to their values for 24 hours a day, for years on end, and is not a willing volunteer, it is not fascinating at all. In that case, it's a living nightmare. There is reason to believe that this technology has been used on non-volunteers. Further, there is reason to believe that this technology has long migrated beyond the realm of the classified military and into the black market. The cat is out of the bag as far as having the technology and it's operation kept as a military secret. Keep in mind that it IS a military technology.http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?137258-Voice-to-Skull-Technology>Voice to Skull Technology Is Embedded in 5G-Mind Control Reaches Its Apex (from 2018)>Recently I has approached by a self-described “insider” who had at one time worked for DARPA. He insisted that the new 5G technology being rolled out across the country was both lethal and contained mind control elements that should alarm all people. I thought the claims were outrageous and with scientific justification. Don’t misunderstand me, I know that mind control exists, however, 5G being an element of mind control surprised me. Subsequently, I began a literature search and I found the mother load.>patents describing how it work.>nanotechnologyhttps://eraoflight.com/2018/08/14/voice-to-skull-technology-is-embedded-in-5g-mind-control-reaches-its-apex/
In the nightmare cyberpunk world of 2020, everyone needs at least some human voices to find comfort. With the technology for any one to broadcast their voice but very few ways to spread it over the propaganda, podcasts become a new form of propaganda. But smart citizens, the underground, the horse fuckers and the nazis knew how to find the voices spreading truth and interesting conversations..
So tell me horse fucking nazis. What podcasts do you listen to?
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.
Biotechnology is rapidly advancing and becoming cheaper and easier to use. Genetic engineering once required a well funded research lab. Now genetic modification can be done as an undergraduate lab or even at home. There are many things that can all be done at home if you have know how and the right equipment, but if you are just starting out you will need:>An incubator
You can find a used one on ebay for under $100 (be careful if you go on ebay some seller won't sell to the general public and others will sell broken goods) but you can find pretty good ones new for around $300-500 if you are just looking for something basic. You could also make one yourself there are lots of simple incubator designs online.>A pressure cooker or autoclave
A pressure cooker will work for many applications at home, but if you really need something sterile you will need an autoclave. A good autoclave will cost you a couple hundred dollars.>plates
You can buy specialty made plastic plates online or you can use a container made of polypropylene. (The container will be marked with a 5 in a recycle symbol) Polypropylene will survive an autoclave or a pressure cooker>agar and/or nutrient broth
Different organisms will require different nutrients. So you will need different growth media for different projects. You can find different recipes here. https://wiki.bugwood.org/Diagnosticians_cookbook
Please keep in mind that 99% of bacteria are considered "unculturalable" and many may require special conditions to survive on a culture. >A microscope
Now depending on what you want to culture you will need a different microscope. If you are fine with just culturing fungi and other eukaryotes then you are fine with just a 400x microscope. If you want to culture prokaryotes (bacteria and archea) then you will need a microscope with at least 1000x magnification. A GOOD new brightfield microscope will run you about $300. I recommend a brightfield microscope for beginners as they are easy to use. You may need an oil immersion lense to see bacteria. If you get one of these becareful with it as the lense alone will cost between $50-100 and it can easily be scratched so you will need special whipes for it. You will need immersion oil to use it, but you might be able to get away with coconut oil. (https://lpulaguna.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/1-COCONUT-OIL-AS-AN-ALTERNATIVE-FOR-IMMERSION-OIL.pdf)
No matte what you use make sure to clean it after every use.>Stains
In order to see bacteria or improve the viability of some cells you will need a stain. You can use malachite green or methyline blue for simple stains and they can be found either at a pharmacy or an aquarium supply store. Other staining reagents will have to be purchased online. Stains can be very helpful in identifying your organism. You can find many of them on amazon. Here is a small list of stains: https://bio.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Ancillary_Materials/Laboratory_Experiments/Microbiology_Labs/Book%3A_Laboratory_Exercises_in_Microbiology_(McLaughlin_and_Petersen)/03%3A_Preparation_of_Bacterial_Smears_and_Introduction_to_Staining/3.04%3A_Summary_of_Common_Bacterial_Staining_Techniques
BIRCH WORLDS - THE ULTIMATE SPACE SCIENCE THING
Today I learned about Birch Worlds for the first time.
They say that if a Black Hole is large enough, the gravity just above its event horizon will be about equal to earth's gravity.
Therefore, one can build a fucking huge artificial shell-world planet built around this black hole to exploit the earthlike gravity at the extreme planet size.
Because normally, a bigger planet means more gravity.
But black holes can piss all over that.
"They allow for normal gravity at extreme planet sizes", says the guy who told me about these.
The bigger the black hole is, the larger the shell around it can be.
"A theoretically infinite number of people could exist on a massive artificial planet built around a sufficiently large black hole, especially if a system of multiple layers of false world is built into the false planet, since there would be little meaningful difference in the gravity between one layer and another" says the birch world fans.
They say that on such a planet, the world would be so large that the world would seem flat to a normal person on the ground. Incomprehensibly large and utterly flat. A single lifetime of endless air travel in a single direction couldn't take you to where you started.
There's only one way to make this even more intense: Add a method for this colossal artificial world to generate energy from the black hole it's built around, letting it become self-sufficient.
Literally the only downside (besides standard theoretical science "bruh what's stopping the fake world from moving too much to one side and getting eaten by the black hole" stuff) is that trying to get off this world would be a bitch. Achieving escape velocity would be tricky.
Still, is that sick or what? A fucking huge theoretical artificial earthlike world that exploits a black hole to gain earthlike gravity.
I know this board is meant for doom-and-gloom science that could create a dystopia, but where else could I post this? The self-improvement board? The sports and shitposting board? The front page, despite its lack of relevance to politics or ponies?
Then again on such a world, long-distance communication between people would be a pain in the ass. FTL communication would be needed for any group to control the whole planet and that's probably never happening. The world's governors would be restricted to governing local areas. The word of a ruler and his rule would end at places his word and soldiers can't travel to in time.
Tests have been done in the 60s.
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.
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?
these are my sources for introductory stuff and as i begin to do more projects I'll consult more books. Anyone have any other places I should check out? books i should read? thanks
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.
DIY Cell Phone With Rotary Dial
>Engineer Makes a DIY Cell Phone With Rotary Dial So She Doesn’t Have to Use a Smartphone>Justine Haupt has spent the last three years developing the old school device so that it can fit in her pocket, get better reception, and maintain a battery life of up to 30 hours.>When she wrote about the retro cell phone on her blog, the website crashed from the sheer number of visitors clamoring to admire the retro gadget.>“I never expected to go viral with this,” Haupt said. “I didn’t want to sell it at first but everyone was clamoring and I got so many emails from people begging to buy a phone, and (then) someone suggested I should make a kit.”>Customers can buy the kit, which includes the circuit board and the 3D printed parts, from her company Sky’s Edge for $170—although they will have to source their own rotary dial.>“Now I’m looking at making a more inclusive kit that will come with everything you need,” Haupt added.https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/engineer-makes-cell-phone-with-rotary-dial/http://www.justine-haupt.com/rotarycellphone/index.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us8Z4Pmr43U
Absolutely based cunt.
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.
Post geological formations, rocks, and anything geology or geoengineering related here.
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.
Waiting for Betelgeuse to go Supernova
>A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing>The red giant Betelgeuse is the dimmest seen in years, prompting some speculation that the star is about to explode. Here's what we know.>The constellation Orion is one of the most recognizable patterns in the night sky, visible around the world. But if you’ve looked at Orion recently and thought something seemed off, you’re not wrong: The giant red star Betelgeuse, which marks the hunter’s right shoulder, is the dimmest it’s been in almost a century.>Normally, Betelgeuse is among the 10 brightest stars in the sky. However, the red giant began dimming in October, and by mid-December, the star had faded so much it wasn’t even in the top 20, Villanova University’s Edward Guinan reported in an Astronomer’s Telegram.>To be clear, dimming alone isn’t all that odd for a star like Betelgeuse. It’s what’s known as a variable star, and its shifts in brightness have been closely studied for decades. However, it is unusual for one of the sky’s most prominent points of light to fade so noticeably, prompting scientists to consider the possibility that something more exciting could be about to happen: Betelgeuse might explode and die, briefly blazing brighter than the full moon before vanishing from our night sky forever.>Huge, red stars like Betelgeuse live fast and die violently, exploding in stellar events called supernovae that are visible across vast distances. So, while Betelgeuse is a relatively young star—only about 8.5 million years old—astronomers know that it is nearing the end of its life.>“The biggest question now is when it will explode in a supernova,” UC Berkeley’s Sarafina Nance, who studies Betelgeuse and stellar explosions, said on Twitter. “Disclaimer: I don't think it's going to explode any time soon,” she added during an interview with National Geographic. “But I am excited [for] when it does.”>Recent studies suggest that the star will most likely explode within the next million years, and perhaps as soon as 100,000 years from now. Or … maybe Betelgeuse has already exploded and we have not yet seen it happen.>It takes light from this star about 600 years to reach us, meaning that we’re actually observing the star as it was 600 years ago. If we do see it detonate in our sky any time soon, that means the star actually blew up sometime during the European Middle Ages, and light from the blast is just reaching Earth.>Either way, scientists are excited to keep watch on Betelgeuse and see what sorts of surprises the star still has in store.>“It's actually quite rare to study a star this well pre-explosion, whenever that happens,” Nance says. “This will inevitably yield cool and interesting ideas for what happens to stars right before they explode.”https://youtu.be/e79MqkHXDukhttp://archive.is/qWa5Y
Will AI ever govern our societies in some way, shape, or form?
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
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). 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.
So the types of microbes in your gut can affect your brain. Does anyone know of any nootropic strains of probiotics?
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/
/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/
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
ALL HAIL BLACKJACK; THE SECURITY MARE, WHISKEY QUEEN, MAIDEN OF THE STARS!!
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
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
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
Crypto Currency Thread
What are some cryptos worth investing in?
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.
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/KV6Tuhttp://archive.is/VctJH
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?
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?
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.
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.
What on Earth is cyberpunk? I really have no fucking clue.
Potential Applications of Marbled Crayfish
>Marbled crayfish are the only known decapod crustaceans to reproduce only by parthenogenesis. All individuals are female, and the offspring are genetically identical to the parent. Marbled crayfish are triploid animals, which may be the main reason for their parthenogenetic reproduction. Marbled crayfish are thus a model for the rapid generation of species.
>Because marbled crayfish are genetically identical, easy to care for, and reproduce at high rates, they are a potential model organism, particularly for studying development. A major drawback, however, is the long generation time (several months) compared to other research organisms.
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.
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.
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?
Is this a hidden board now?
Pic semi related
I see I have my own domain now
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?
When do you think firearms will take another step into advancement, no longer requiring smokeless powder?
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
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
This should go here yes?
Why does Rarity look so good with bionic limbs?
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?
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.
Will we ever make it back to the moon /cyb/?
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.
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?
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.
how /cyb/ are you?
>live in big city
>incur no outstanding debt
>avoid fingerprinting anything
>no social media accounts
>no friends at all
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
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.
Lets have an good old wallpaper thread
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
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/?
>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?
What augmentations do you think will be available in the near future /cyb/? What augs would you want? What augs would you avoid?
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?
Chanpunk, Cyberpunk Alternate Universe Help (Better Names Welcome)
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
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/?
.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.
Let's see your home screens!
america lost the war of 1812
Gotta post in New board
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
Do you wanna cyber?
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.
Did somebody say....................... STEAM?