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The /cyber/ sticky 2016+3 edition Anonymous 11/29/2019 (Fri) 03:21:14 No.60 [Reply]
Useful Websites

New repository for various /cyber/ related content:

http://3k5ucky4az46uu3m.onion

Repository for various /cyber/ content - Reupload of the old http://jinteki.industries (RIP):

https://cyberpunk-life.neocities.org/

Tor chatroom:

http://theendgrqykcahkhgd2ny36tefdaqyk34r5bdskwmh3olt6iemxrshid.onion

SFTP server - No traps allowed:

>Address: termer.net

<Username: files

<Password: files

(Please note it does not seem to support non-secure connections through FTP and not SFTP)

Danknet SFTP server:

>Address: sftp://q6i2digirifigwp3263ecgn7yisx6e7wyvqu4jx2m4ipznpan5stgyyd.onion

<username: cyberuser

<password: cyberpunk

(Possibly SFTP-only, like above)

(Don't know how to connect? Go from luser to user, read our docs: https://8ch.net/cyber/lusers.html#sftpovertor)

(Unofficial) /cyber/ Steam Group:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/8chancyber

FAQ

>What is cyberpunk?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting, noted for its focus on "high tech and low life". It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. - wikipedia

>What is /cyber/?

/cyber/ is a board devoted to the Cyberpunk genre, setting, and ethos.

>I want to post "x". Is "x" cyberpunk?

Lurk for a bit and ask yourself if you think users here would like it.

>What are the specifications for banners and flags?

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flags must be 20x11 png. Flags should be clean and legible on a dark background.

Anonymous 10/03/2021 (Sun) 23:52:45 No.214 [Reply]
This board seems like it has been abandoned, to be honest this whole site may end up as another abandoned corner/layer of the internet i will not be surprised if the owners have left this place, anyway if this is the case then it has been an honour, but i have also come with a question, can it be argued that East Asia is the most cyberpunk place at the moment? Of course it has influenced cyberpunk a lot that is certain, i do not expect many replies if any at all as activity has diminished, but hopefully someone will respond, if not then Godspeed, hopefully we will all meet again somewhere else one day, wherever you all are.
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>>218 It is a bit mixed. There is a lot of stagnation, only a few field see progress beyond incrementally more fancy wrapping. At least we have some music (if this works...)
>>220 Good song anon, hopefully this slow down and replication crisis is not a lasting factor, it would be a shame, but i feel we will see breakthroughs soon enough.
>>221 Academic freedom means only academia can fix the replication crisis. Since many in academia got into high offices based on questionable work, we have a huge moral hazard issue here. I cannot see any way out of this for the foreseeable future. Perhaps we need a bot/AI to unmask each and every frauds and have them thrown out.
>>222 An A.I. would be perfect to correct our errors, we just need to make sure it does the right things.
>>223 A bit like Eudeamon?

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App Dev Admits TikTok and his App Use Data Stolen from People's Minds Anonymous 10/18/2021 (Mon) 02:25:21 No.219 [Reply]
Author of the Randonautica app confirmed on a Livestream that both his app and TikTok are using data they steal from user's minds with hardware backdoors: Video (5 minutes) with a short description of the current state of affairs regarding brain spying with Remote Neural Monitoring: Host 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/kUIfnbFORViS/ Host 2: https://kraut.zone/w/bmaWSdr5EStn172JqKZYL4 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn77LzVhous [38:50 - 42:59]

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OC Thread Anonymous 08/23/2020 (Sun) 00:56:48 No.117 [Reply]
Made some /cyber/ related OC lately? Post it itt.
Sure, I edit the /cyb/ FAQ. Perhaps time to post it here? If it is welcome here?
The latest version of the /cyb/ FAQ is here: https://files.catbox.moe/pwpib5.htm

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need help PLATO_OS 09/13/2021 (Mon) 02:36:56 No.212 [Reply]
need help

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How Cyberpunk Did The World Become? Anonymous 08/19/2021 (Thu) 14:59:15 No.197 [Reply]
It’s now 33 years since Neuromancer was published – establishing the cyberpunk timeframe as near-future – and that’s as long as either Alexander the Great or Jesus had in this world. It’s long enough for this essay to look back from the vantage point of 2017 and see how cyberpunk Planet Earth ended up becoming in this timeline. Where Neuromancer and Snow Crash were half right was in their prediction of a matrix within cyberspace that filled the human need for societal interaction. FaceBook and the other giants of social media certainly led the ordinary citizens of meatspace to spend a lot more time in cyberspace, but we are still limited to the bulletin board model. Advancements in virtual reality technology have been limited, to a large part, by the need for extreme amounts of processing power. A VR setup must be capable of generating a sufficient rate of frames per second to avoid latency from the perspective of the user, because this leads to simulator sickness, which decreases the level of telepresence. So nothing really like the eponymous all-encompassing virtual environment in The Matrix, or the metaverse, has yet arisen. Where all of the cyberpunk classics got it right was in the widespread adoption of novel classes of synthetic drugs. Humans have always loved to experiment with consciousness – use of magic mushrooms, cannabis and alcohol all predate the use of writing. So it was fairly predictable that new advances in chemistry would lead to new frontiers in the exploration of mental space. Although most of the chemical enhancement in cyberpunk literature has been for the purposes of increasing martial aptitude, as in Lucifer’s Dragon, most of its use in consensual reality has been psychonautic. In other words, here on Earth people mostly use the new waves of drugs to get high – but that doesn’t make for very good fiction. Blade Runner didn’t foresee much different in the way of human drug consumption, but it did anticipate how close artificial intelligence came to passing the Turing Test. Many people chat with bots on social media without even knowing it – especially in online poker rooms and on large politics pages. Certainly this film, based on Philip D Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, accurately captured the uneasiness of being a human and dealing with something that appears entirely human but for subtle differences.

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Many past cyberpunk works include body augmentation that hasn't really materialized in reality. Other aspects such corporate power, metaverse (Internet), environmental degradation, and population crowding have come to fruition. It is likely that robotics, e.g. Boston Dynamics, will need to further mature before robotic body augmentation reaches that visioned in historical cyberpunk fiction.
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>>199 Body augmentation, especially akin to replacing a limb for a better one, has not caught up. Sure, we do have artificial limbs that range from a single digit on a finger all the way to a complete limb. But such things are for the infirmed and not for optional replacement. You could say its due to our quality of batteries; they suck. In practically ever other work of fiction battery technology far exceeds our current technology. Or even if its a jump straight to an actual power generator, its still beyond our knowledge to make something that small and compact that could do so much. But it isn't power that's the main issue: its the connectivity between organic and inorganic. Basically, with no way to properly connect our brain, or the brain of anything, with an artificial prosthetic, means that they'll remain glorified peg-legs or hooks. This "blood-brain,"-like barrier is what keeps artificial limbs that can move as fluid as a living limb, with or without an external power source, from being a reality. It is also probably the same barrier that keeps us from making chips or interfaces that directly affect the mind. Regarding robotics in general, we have yet to cross the uncanny valley. Sure, in an environment where you have no extra notion of who or what is saying something, you can be fooled. But if you can see what you're talking to? You'd have to be blind to mistake a computer for a person in that case. Even current "robots," look like glorified animitronics. As for other topics, it seems works like Brave New World, or 1984 are more akin to our own reality. Specifically with the rise of stuff like "fake news," and other social schemes. Information has become easy to find but the truth, or its accuracy, is getting harder to find.
>>200 >Brave New World / 1984. Strictly speaking, those are not forthright prophecies ordained by the writers of the twentieth. Rather, they are amalgamations of the past adapted to what we believe may be the future. The core of human emotion and physiology has not changed, only the methods able to mend and sculpt such a sub-conscious and the reach of such methodology changed. In ye olden days, you needed to have a charismatic speaker, and to physically interact with those who can be misdirected via some sort of superstition (and thus relying to a higher degree on luck). Nowadays, why take that risk when you can subtly nudge the subconscious via a concerted campaign of information overload and subliminal messaging?
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If you really want to know the answer to your question, look around. Increasingly we live in a world controlled and manipulated via the net, the wired, the metaverse. Where content and creators, programmers and artists coalesce into vast seas of content. Evermore our youth are lost in the infancy of the virtual worlds that our tablets, screens, and now headsets provide. You need not look at the specific technological forms or functions from these stories to see how well they predicted the future. If you look at the broader picture, the broader result of the technological singularity our civilization is undergoing you can see they were dead on. How do point of sale systems work? Via the net. How do modern humans communicate, even those born before the net. Via the net. How do government and military organizations communicate? Via the net. How do criminal organizations and rebel insurgencies communicate? Via the net. How are business and financial transactions, managed, monitored, and completed? Via the net. Then remember that while one is on the net they are interacting with any number of hidden algorithms, add trackers, as well as the websites and services they are using. Our entire financial system at this point is essentially just predictive autonomic algorithms trading money and stocks in such quantity on a minute by minute basis that it would make even the robber barons of the earliest 20th century blush. At this point farming, manufacturing, logistics, law enforcement, health care, and even the basics of financial transactions are all performed via software and net platforms integrated with other advanced technologies, coalescing and flowing into data centers like vast oceans of information. To live in a modern city is to be supported by an incomprehensible and unimaginable level of technological sophistication supported itself by vast armies of technicians and analysts that barely understand the parts of the systems they work with let alone have any comprehension of these systems as a whole. To live in modern society is to live in the trunk or on the branch of a cybernetic great tree, to live as a an organism supported by a great unliving ecosystem, a jungle of wires humming with thoughts of millions of computers abiding and abetting the whims of their unwitting users tapping away at their terminals never the wiser. And yet, we cant manage to utilize this magnificent monumental achievement, this insane and immense power for anything good. It consumes and devours our youth as they destroy their lives, sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively, and sometimes a bit of both. It makes life inhospitable for those who cannot adapt to the constant hum and drum, the endless input and output through their fragile psyches creating vast communities of homeless and wandering rambling away their days as passerby's stare glassy eyed into he virtual void. Our communities, our cities, our countries, even our world seems to be perpetually in decay as the ever worsening climate crisis heightens the already present issues of economic disparity. We are used, now, to our cities being on fire, underwater, or covered in clouds of never ending dust. We are used now to seeing the fleeing diaspora of so many desert ruins and trash cities. Used to seeing the foreign man dredge through rivers of trash and toxic sludge for what little metal he can find in the "e-waste" of the modern world all for a scrap of rotten food. Be careful that you dont get so caught up in what cyberpunk fiction gets wrong, that you neglect the fact that you live in a cyberpunk reality. It really doesnt matter that none of this wasnt written in a book, because it could have all been written in one of these books. The spirit of the world we live in is exactly the same spirit as snowcrash or neuromancer, or you name it. The soul of the world written about in those fantasies has come to pass in the modern world and that is what you should take away. You are living in one of these stories and you can either be a wage slave or something more. But that is up to you and that is whats important to remember.
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If you really want to know the answer to your question, look around. Increasingly we live in a world controlled and manipulated via the net, the wired, the metaverse. Where content and creators, programmers and artists coalesce into vast seas of content. Evermore our youth are lost in the infancy of the virtual worlds that our tablets, screens, and now headsets provide. You need not look at the specific technological forms or functions from these stories to see how well they predicted the future. If you look at the broader picture, the broader result of the technological singularity our civilization is undergoing you can see they were dead on. How do point of sale systems work? Via the net. How do modern humans communicate, even those born before the net. Via the net. How do government and military organizations communicate? Via the net. How do criminal organizations and rebel insurgencies communicate? Via the net. How are business and financial transactions, managed, monitored, and completed? Via the net. Then remember that while one is on the net they are interacting with any number of hidden algorithms, add trackers, as well as the websites and services they are using. Our entire financial system at this point is essentially just predictive autonomic algorithms trading money and stocks in such quantity on a minute by minute basis that it would make even the robber barons of the earliest 20th century blush. At this point farming, manufacturing, logistics, law enforcement, health care, and even the basics of financial transactions are all performed via software and net platforms integrated with other advanced technologies, coalescing and flowing into data centers like vast oceans of information. To live in a modern city is to be supported by an incomprehensible and unimaginable level of technological sophistication supported itself by vast armies of technicians and analysts that barely understand the parts of the systems they work with let alone have any comprehension of these systems as a whole. To live in modern society is to live in the trunk or on the branch of a cybernetic great tree, to live as a an organism supported by a great unliving ecosystem, a jungle of wires humming with thoughts of millions of computers abiding and abetting the whims of their unwitting users tapping away at their terminals never the wiser. And yet, we cant manage to utilize this magnificent monumental achievement, this insane and immense power for anything good. It consumes and devours our youth as they destroy their lives, sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively, and sometimes a bit of both. It makes life inhospitable for those who cannot adapt to the constant hum and drum, the endless input and output through their fragile psyches creating vast communities of homeless and wandering rambling away their days as passerby's stare glassy eyed into he virtual void. Our communities, our cities, our countries, even our world seems to be perpetually in decay as the ever worsening climate crisis heightens the already present issues of economic disparity. We are used, now, to our cities being on fire, underwater, or covered in clouds of never ending dust. We are used now to seeing the fleeing diaspora of so many desert ruins and trash cities. Used to seeing the foreign man dredge through rivers of trash and toxic sludge for what little metal he can find in the "e-waste" of the modern world all for a scrap of rotten food. Be careful that you dont get so caught up in what cyberpunk fiction gets wrong, that you neglect the fact that you live in a cyberpunk reality. It really doesnt matter that none of this wasnt written in a book, because it could have all been written in one of these books. The spirit of the world we live in is exactly the same spirit as snowcrash or neuromancer, or you name it. The soul of the world written about in those fantasies has come to pass in the modern world and that is what you should take away. You are living in one of these stories and you can either be a wage slave or something more. But that is up to you and that is whats important to remember.

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Cyberpunk in Real Life Anonymous 11/22/2019 (Fri) 01:52:09 No.23 [Reply]
Would Singapore count as an IRL cyberpunk setting? I'm assuming everyone here is familiar with William Gibson's "Disneyland with the Death Penalty" article.

What other actual locations would count as cyberpunk?
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>>165 it doesn't sound like a nice place to live in
>>193 >it doesn't sound like a nice place to live in which is exactly why it's /cyber/
I'm surprised Shenzhen, China has not yet been mentioned. Go do an image search for "shenzhen night" or some variation on that. The place is the electronics capitol of the world.
All modern cities count as cyberpunk locals at this point. You have self driving electric cars piloted by an increasingly technocratic middle class driving by the homeless camps that litter and clog the streets and walkways. All the while glittering steel and glass liths scrape the clouds, their innards teeming with human drones operating ever more complex computer systems dedicated to supporting the monstrous corporate bureaucracies that more or less acts as the defacto government via lobbying, campaign funds, and even the writing of laws. Who supplies the food? Industrial farms owned by a few megacorps. Who supplies the media? A few megacorps who exclusively hoard IP. Who supplies building materials and consumer goods? A few megacorps who work in international and overseas markets to provide the cheapest labor and goods. Who supplies logistical and computational resources. A few megacorps who have come to dominate the communications/software market. In some cases, these megacorps overlap, like in the case of amazon where they are a media, logistics, tech, and manufacturing conglomerate. If you are not ruled by a conglomerate you are ruled by a dictator who, when they are reminded of the lack of power they hold culturally, religiously, or even traditionally, will neal under fealty to the unity of the conglomerate who has subsumed the largest and most powerful coalition of states or express their interests as a corpo conglomerate (like in the case of Russia). Now you can argue about the ability for this state of afairs to maintain itself, however, one thing is certain. The technocratic financial monoliths are here to stay and right now youre living under their benevolent thumb. Yes. Singapore is a cyberpunk citie as it exists in a cyberpunk world.
>>201 thanks for the tip, i was ignorant about it tbh.

Anonymous 11/18/2020 (Wed) 18:35:47 No.134 [Reply]
What can i use for a private chat with some friends, nothing fancy at all, just text and images, with a reasonable percent of privacy?
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>>136 >some stupid feeemale's choices What is that site anyway? Is it one of her listed ones, because if not.....
If you want truly private, XMPP with OMEMO en d-to-end encryption is the way to go.
tox is nice if you don't need group conversations in android or to synchronize anything (this is cringe and useless, don't). There are good clients (ratox, toxic, qtox) for linux, you can pick your fav flavor.
>>158 Tox is a P2P software but the network traffic might be too much to be handled in a single phone. I dunno, never got it to work mainly because never had a friend or relative patient enough to install it and test it. You might look up XMPP/Matrix if you want a federated alternative.

All AMD Processors Since Phenom II Have BadBIOS Circuitry That Leaks to the Military Anonymous 03/29/2021 (Mon) 22:30:12 No.182 [Reply]
Title gives my conclusion from empirical events I witnessed and inside info. PSP runs on the same circuit, but isn't the backdoor per se, which has been around for much longer. The same way AMD was able to change the crypto algorithms for the Zen chip they licensed to China, they can change how the CPU behaves at any system, even those already deployed. This can also be used to sabotage any program or computation, making BadBIOS vastly nastier than Stuxnet. American military made a grave mistake to partner with the morons of the Brazilian military, who are letting knowledge of this spread like a fire (and misusing it for petty profit and inside jobs to justify a police state). Israel, UK and France also have access, but are much more professional.
Proof?
Oh for fuck sakes, is there any CPU that doesnt have a fucking backdoor nowadays? I fucking hate this gay world, seems like you cant escape datamining, fuck you normies for being ok with this and fuck you big corps for doing it
Has anyone web searched the title? This has been copypastad to a bunch of boards.

What about cyberadio? V2UgQXJlIExlZ2lvbgo= 08/21/2021 (Sat) 08:39:47 No.202 [Reply]
Hi Anons, recently cyberadio.pw is down. Have you informations about? Other good online cyberpunk radio to hear even using terminal app such as cmus, mocp or others ?

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