Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #tech
@Tyler Baker Squarespace is probably far-leftists, but the site is very easy to use.
Today I was thinking about the possibility of an open source web search engine. One of the biggest criticisms that I think we on the alt-right have about tech companies is their obvious biases and google is no exception. However in trying to establish (and correct for) biases explicity it is hard to object to search engine results because it's hard to audit how those results were generated. For this reason I think web search engines being open source would be quite natural, because then people could defend/attack/suggest improvements to the methodology. In that vain I assumed I couldn't have been the first person to have thought of the idea of an open source web search engine before and it turns out there a handful. The first I found was https://www.gigablast.com
I searched "alt right" there and I think the results are better than google's.
I also found YaCy though I played with it less, it integrates being a search engine with also being P2P. https://yacy.net/en/ That's a nice feature though I wasn't even thinking that far when I first started on this research.
Of course with web search engines the code is only one piece of the puzzle, the other piece of the puzzle is what websites are indexed, i.e. what data is "the fodder" on which the web search is based.
I do wonder if there's any utility this tech could provide for the alt-right. I'm always interested in alt-tech.
@sigruna14 I know you're an alt-tech guru I would be interested in your hot take (and anyone else's)
YACY is a brilliant idea. Didn’t work too well for me but I think it’s in alpha still
Anything that furthers the glory of our movement is worthy, however, we have to get people to actually use it. I don't think most people use Google for their search. I think people use them for Chrome, maps, GMail, Smart Lock, Android etc, and the search just happens to integrate with all that. If we really want the take down Google, we need to replace their functionality.
@John O - Sorry for the delayed reply. What is it you're trying to do?
It's cool, talked to my cousin
@Deleted User alright, so I'm installing Debian, and trying to install lxqt, but when I input apt install sudo lxqt, it says it can't find it
E: unable to locate package lxqt
“sudo” should be input before anything else. It indicates that the command should be run with root permissions.
So a good thing to try next would be ‘sudo apt-get install lxqt”
@John O -#7072
I botched the quotes but hopefully you get the idea
@Deleted User I did, and it said something along the lines of an unrecognized command. I'll get back to it later.
I’m not very familiar with Debian, but the next thing to try would be the same command, except type “apt” instead of “apt-get”
sudo apt-get me a GUI so I don’t have to deal with all this nonsense :p
I've never tried OpenBazaar, but accepting bitcoin for your goods would be a good move in any case
A lot of people are moving from tor to openbazaar
Idk if OpenBazaar is enough for marketing a business. But accepting bitcoin is a big benefit to your business
Yeah it needs to be developed more before it can be completely trusted.
We need something like Etsy to accept bitcoin
Overstock.com accepts bitcoin, or at least it did. I know a lot of merchants have been having problems because the fees and transaction times are too slow
@this_that5553it sounds neat,but still really unsure of bitcoin,don't know all that much of it. But i like the concept of OpenBazaar. Something to think about more once i get going
@celticflame you can always immediately convert it to American $, or spend it on Amazon.
If I had a business where I produced goods, I would use that as a good opportunity to get bitcoin
I should have said this before, but I realize now we should keep crypto related conversation out if here too
@ThisIsChris (autistic screeching intensifies) I assume you mean cryptofinance and that this would be the preferred place for cryptography and COMSEC discussion? because the latter (which actually may or may not be channel-worthy) is something that I can offer some decent insights about that don't relate to the former at all
@ThisIsChris what about blockchain related topics? crypto is based on it but blockchain is used for other things.
@ArtairRose#9199 blockchain OK, even the technical aspect of building your own cryptocurrecy is OK, what I want to prevent is the price of today's altcoin deriding all topical conversation in a channel that isn't cryptofinance
>Intel says the stock sale was unrelated to the vulnerability, but came as part of a planned divestiture program. But Krzanich put that stock sale plan in place in October - several months after Intel was informed of the vulnerability.
Why do they lie about stuff that’s so easy to disprove?
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