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== blog.tinfoil-hat.net ==
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A save home for every tinfoil-hat!

/g/ Generals

Tech Linklist

/g/ is mostly trash, but there are some gems, they post there

* /fglt/ – Friendly GNU/Linux Thread *

If you would like to try out GNU/Linux you can do one of the following:

  1. Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine.
  2. Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything.
  3. Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows or macOS.
  4. Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux.

Resources: Please spend at least a minute to check a web search engine with your question. – Many free software projects have active mailing lists.

$ man %command%
$ info %command%
$ %command% -h/--help/-?
$ help %builtin/keyword%

Don’t know what to look for?

$ apropos %something%

Check the Wikis (most troubleshoots work for all distros):
https://wiki.archlinux.org
https://wiki.gentoo.org

/g/’s Wiki on GNU/Linux:
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Category:GNU/Linux

What distro should I choose?

https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Babbies_First_Linux

What about Manjaro?

Manjaro is a bad distro. Don’t use it.
https://manjarno.snorlax.sh/

What are some cool programs?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/list_of_applications
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page

What are some cool terminal commands?

https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse
https://cheat.sh/

Where can I learn the command line?

https://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashGuide
https://www.grymoire.com/Unix/
https://overthewire.org/wargames/bandit

Where can I learn more about Free Software?

https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html

How to break out of the botnet?

https://prism-break.org/en/categories/gnu-linux

/fglt/’s website and copypasta collection:
https://fglt.nl
https://p.teknik.io/wJ9Zy

IRC: #sqt on irc.libera.chat https://fglt.nl/irc.html

* /sdg/ - Stable Diffusion General *

Stable Diffusion is a deep learning, text-to-image model released in 2022. It is primarily used to generate detailed images conditioned on text descriptions, though it can also be applied to other tasks such as inpainting, outpainting, and generating image-to-image translations guided by a text prompt. Stable Diffusion is a latent diffusion model, a variety of deep generative neural network developed by the CompVis group at LMU Munich. The model has been released by a collaboration of Stability AI, CompVis LMU, and Runway with support from EleutherAI and LAION. In October 2022, Stability AI raised US$101 million in a round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Coatue Management. Stable Diffusion’s code and model weights have been released publicly, and it can run on most consumer hardware equipped with a modest GPU with at least 8 GB VRAM. This marked a departure from previous proprietary text-to-image models such as DALL-E and Midjourney which were accessible only via cloud services.

Submit GPU Performance Data

https://docs.getgrist.com/3mjouqRSdkBY/sdperformance

Old News

https://rentry.org/sdupdates3

Local Install

Nvidia GPU:
https://rentry.org/voldy
https://github.com/AbdBarho/stable-diffusion-webui-docker
AMD GPU:
https://rentry.org/sdg-link
CPU:
http://rentry.org/cputard

Cloud Hosted Install

Colab:
https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1kw3egmSn-KgWsikYvOMjJkVDsPLjEMzl
Paperspace:
https://rentry.org/865dy
Kaggle:
https://www.kaggle.com/code/klaytrop/sdg4u

SaaS Sites

txt2img:
https://huggingface.co/spaces/stabilityai/stable-diffusion
https://beta.dreamstudio.ai
img2img:
https://huggingface.co/spaces/huggingface/diffuse-the-rest
https://dezgo.com/image2image
Inpainting:
https://rentry.org/sdg-link

SD plugins for Krita, Photoshop, Blender and GIMP

https://rentry.org/sdg-link

Models, Textual Inversion & Embeddings

https://rentry.org/hdgrecipes
https://civitai.com/
https://rentry.org/embeddings
https://rentry.org/lftbl
https://rentry.org/sdmodels

Guides

SD2:
https://rentry.org/dummySD2
NovelAi:
https://rentry.org/sdg_FAQ
Animation:
https://rentry.org/AnimAnon
Inpainting/Outpainting:
https://rentry.org/drfar
Upscaling images:
https://rentry.org/sdupscale
Textual inversion:
https://rentry.org/textard
Training: https://rentry.org/informal-training-guide
Hypernetworks:
https://rentry.org/hypernetwork4dumdums
Dreambooth:
https://rentry.org/sdg-link
Safetensors:
https://rentry.org/safetensorsguide

Tools & Resources

Index:
https://pharmapsychotic.com/tools.html
https://rentry.org/sdgoldmine
Artist Styles:
https://rentry.org/sdg-link
Prompt sharing:
https://rentry.org/sdg-link
Wildcard list:
https://github.com/Lopyter/stable-soup-prompts
img2img skeleton:
https://app.posemy.art/
Dataset:
https://rentry.org/sdg-link
/sdg/ prompts:
https://rentry.org/54d9o

* /spg/ - Smartphone General *

What phone has X and Y feature?
Don’t ask, use these!
https://www.gsmarena.com/search.php3
https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare-smartphones
http://phonedb.net/index.php?m=device&s=query

Good Resources:

Reviews
http://www.gsmarena.com
http://www.phonearena.com
https://www.notebookcheck.net

Frequency Checker

https://kimovil.com/en/frequency-checker
https://www.frequencycheck.com
http://willmyphonework.net

Visual Phone Size Comparison

https://phonesized.com/
https://www.phonearena.com/phones/size

https://www.xda-developers.com/

Debloat your stock ROM

https://github.com/0x192/universal-android-debloater

A curated list of open source Android applications, tutorials and resources

https://gitlab.com/linuxcafefederation/awesome-android/-/blob/main/README.md

Android App compatibility list for de-googled phones

https://plexus.techlore.tech/

Custom ROMs suggestions, privacy guides

https://gearjail.neocities.org/

https://pastebin.com/GMxbc1XB (embed)

* /twg/ - Tech Workers General *

Getting Started

https://www.devjobsscanner.com/blog/top-8-most-demanded-languages-in-2022/

Want a tech job, but have no degree, skills, or experience?

https://christopherming.com/tech-jobs-no-experience/
https://learntocodewith.me/posts/tech-jobs-no-experience/

Interview Prep

blind 75 or grind 75 on
https://neetcode.io/
https://blog.interviewing.io/

Resume Stuff

https://www.careercup.com/resume

Salary Stuff

https://www.fearlesssalarynegotiation.com/salary-expectations-interview-question/
https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-not-to-bomb-your-offer-negotiation-c46bb9bc7dea/
https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/
https://levels.fyi/

How to Respond to Recruiter Spam

https://pastebin.com/WX4b62Jx

Layoffs

https://layoffs.fyi/

Helpful YouTube Channels

https://www.youtube.com/@ContinuousDelivery
https://www.youtube.com/@EngineeringwithUtsav
https://www.youtube.com/@gkcs (systems design interview prep)
https://www.youtube.com/@ycombinator (if you’re doing a startup)

/twg/ IRC Channel

/g/twg on irc.rizon.net
Web client: https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.rizon.net/#/g/twg

* /PCBG/ - PC building general *

Post build list or current specs including monitor:
https://pcpartpicker.com/
Provide specific use cases (e.g. video editing, competitive gaming, streaming etc.)

News

Newly released: RTX 4080, RTX 4090, Intel Raptor lake, AM5 / Zen 4, 7900XT/X 4070 Ti, Zen4X3D Soon:
7600XT - Q2 2023
4060 - summer 2023

CPUs

For light usage/web browsing: Intel i3 or Ryzen 3/G.
For gaming: Intel i5 (K if you want overclocking) or a Ryzen 5.
For multithreaded performance, consider an Intel i7, i9 or a Ryzen 9. Get a Threadripper for heavy-duty workloads.

GPUs

For gaming, check out the benchmarks for whatever games you play and pick whatever performs best.
For productivity, get a Nvidia Card for CUDA, nvenc, better software support. Don’t bother with workstation cards, not worth it.

PSUs

https://cultists.network/140/psu-tier-list/

SSDs

Use an NVMe Drive for your operating system.
Standouts: Hynix P41, Kingston KC3000, WD Black SN850X
https://ssd.borecraft.com/

Motherboard

https://www.build-gaming-computers.com/motherboards-with-bios-flashback.html

* /fwt/ - Friendly Windows Thread *

FAQ:

How do I activate Windows?

https://github.com/massgravel/Microsoft-Activation-Scripts HWID mimics upgrade activation to generate a permanent legitimate license. (works on non-VL editions only)

Which version should I install?

Home/Pro
Comes with bloatware apps (games, music, news, etc) and bloatware system apps
Education/Workstation/Enterprise
Comes with bloatware system apps (weather, people, onedrive, etc).
LTSC (5 years support, VL/KMS only) / IoT LTSC (10 years support, HWID only)
Comes with Win32 system utils, no MS Store, no apps.
If you need MS Store, run this in cmd: wsreset -i
Install Xbox/Gamebar apps for feature parity with other W10 editions.

Do I even need IoT LTSC?

W10 Home/Pro/Edu/WS/Ent editions end support in 10/2025, LTSC in 2027, IoT LTSC in 2032.

How do I activate Office?

https://github.com/abbodi1406/KMS_VL_ALL_AIO/releases
Emulates a KMS server, not ideal as KMS trips AV sometimes and deactivates. Alternatively, use MSOffice through your browser since it’s free.
Or you can try OnlyOffice/LibreOffice/WPS and set it to save as MSOffice file formats.

Where can I get Windows/Office ISOs?

https://massgrave.dev/genuine-installation-media.html
Other sources:
https://pastebin.com/p6b3N9w2 (embed)

Is Optimize-Offline worth it?

Should I debloat?
If you need to ask, then no. You WILL break something.
If you know what you’re doing:
https://pastebin.com/S5VKBirt (embed)

Windows/Office installation guide

https://rentry.org/windowsinstallguide

Portable programs & partitioning for reinstall-proofing

https://pastebin.com/Zh7WSbJ2 (embed)

Useful programs for a new install

https://pastebin.com/hN8nnwns (embed)

Make 4chan/fwt easier to browse

https://www.4chan-x.net

I miss the Windows## start menu

OpenShell

Is W11 good yet?

No. Wait for W12.

WinInfo / Other Pastas:
https://rentry.org/fwt
https://rentry.org/ltsc
https://rentry.org/windows_for_retards