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>Eschatology Listeni/ˌɛskəˈtɒlədʒi/ is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the "end of the world" or "end time".
>The word arises from the Greek ἔσχατος eschatos meaning "last" and -logy meaning "the study of", first used in English around 1844. The Oxford English Dictionary defines eschatology as "The part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind."
End-of-The-World General Discussion

What will be last to go?
I sincerely doubt it'll be the frustration of a god to bring about Doomsday, so what will? Will the frustration of a single state drive them to launch an A-Bomb? Will an asteroid deface our planet, leaving nothing of the Earth that we know? Would we have flown off this joint by then? What will happen to our world, with no people left to look over it? The Universe may well be as good as dead when there's no intelligent life forms left to see it- but don't you get just a little bit sad, knowing that our sky, the Sun, all of the stars, all of the planets, and space ITSELF will eventually disappear? The world is huge, but these thoughts all make it seem so lonely.

cool resources: (haha, even this site is slowly dying)
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I don't see an end of the world as strictly necessary. Rather, the world reaches higher levels of entropy/complexity over time, which makes any worldview made within it decreasingly able to predict with high precision over time, necessitating the creation of new theories. I see no more reason to think the universe started alive and is ever dying than to think the universe started dead and will become only ever more alive over time. Though this doesn't mean humans in particular will continue, I think we have a reasonably good chance of making it to interstellar travel.

In terms of more general far future timelines, if Jeremy England's theory of life's relationship to entropy (which is that matter takes on life-like properties as part of increasing entropy) is correct, we should see the world become more alive as entropy increases. Given that entropy is limited by the Bekenstein bound, which is proportional to space as well as energy, and that space seems to be expanding, there's no reason to expect entropy to reach a limit. So I think life will, if given enough time, simply take on forms that our current understanding is insufficient for predicting, rather than dying out.


>I sincerely doubt it'll be the frustration of God to bring about Doomsday, so what will?
Exactly what Satan wants you to believe.




I concur.
I think Jesus is coming back soon, gotta get ready.


Are we talking about the ultimate end of the universe or just humankind?

The former is a toss-up between endless expansion/the heat death of the universe; every particle will be moving away from every other particle at greater than light speed and will never be able to interact with anything else.

Or the 'big crunch'; the opposite of the big bang. The expansion of the universe will gradually slow down and matter will fall back in on itself until the universe reduces to an infinitesimal point. After which we don't know what would happen.

The universe cannot remain static in terms of size.

Predicting the 'end of humanity' is not a science and can only be speculated, with interesting arguments for each proposed outcome. Are we capable of killing ourselves? Yes. It won't be the bombs which kills the last human, it would be the dust the bombs kick up into the atmosphere. Blanketing the earth for a few hundred years will kill every living organism except those who ultimately thrive off heat energy from the core of the earth (underwater).

Will we use nuclear arsenals against ourselves? I can't say.

Death by asteroid is less worrying. I mean, yeah, it IS going to happen at some point. It just happens. Our solar system isn't 'clean' from debris and there are many asteroids whose orbits cross our own. It's pretty scary, isn't it? Try not to worry, our space technology is progressing very quickly and we (countries and industry) are already turning our heads towards neutralizing such a threat. Even a hundred years more to develop deflecting techniques is not too long.

As for humanity emigrating to other worlds and other suns. I think this almost goes without saying that it will happen. Unless, of course, something stands in the way: resource depletion, politics.

Please note that here I am outlining possible outcomes. I don't attempt to assert superior knowledge about what WILL happen. Ultimately… nobody knows

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I'm currently looking to buy a thinkpad and throw linux on it. Which also means it doesnt have to be top tier hardware. Cuz I am in no way going to run windouche.

Please one without firewire. A lot of the older models have it.

Any recommendations for what model to buy?



look at getting one supported by libreboot, so you can flash (or have flashed) a free bios on it.

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hello, lain. i like to recycle my old hardware but i'm running out of things to do with my old machines. i have plenty of servers and the like. at the moment, i'm trying to decide what to do with an ipad 3, a nexus 9 with a cracked (but usable) screen, and an old gateway mx7525 laptop that makes a terrible whining noise when the fans kick on.

i thought maybe i could host an onion site for a while on the old gateway. i can lock it away in a back room and let it run until it dies but i'm not sure what i'd host. it'd be a good way to learn how to host onions, though.

as for the ipad and nexus tablet, i'm at a loss to figure out what to do with them. i'd like to use as much free software as possible, which i understand will be near impossible on the ipad. i've already got a pirate box laying around, too.

i am considering using one of them as a dedicated e-book reader but i don't like staring at the light. security applications would be fun as well.

any ideas for what i could do with these items? what are you doing with your recycled hardware?


Use your tablets as control panels for home automation control and info display.
Doesn't matter if they run proprietary software when the system is airgapped.

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What are the applications of neural networks in computer security?


Threat detection.


as an example, these guys use it (and other AI/ML) to model what endpoint should be doing, so they can detect anomalies despite encryption preventing DPI:

not shilling, i didn't get the job lol

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list reasons why you think appimages suck
ill start

>slightly different versions of the same library in each image

>Fucking huge
>security holes in outdated versions of libraries bundles as dependancies of programs.

(pic related, its scheirke banishing all the evil appimages off your machine)
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sounds like you need a better distro
have you tried arch-openrc? how about devuan?

have you tried installing the latest microcode?


VLC package is not maintained by Fedora, it's RPMFushion that needs to track updates better. RPMFushion's packages almost never get updates until a new release of Fedora hits.


Oh, I'm aware of that. I didn't mean to imply that Fedora's in house people were responsible for the RPMFusion VLC soykafshow.


Not interested in Arch. I need a stable laptop for work. And I have the same problem with Devuan. And yes, I've ensured that I have the latest microcode package in each distro I've tried. I'm basically at the "I hate tearing more than I dislike Fedora's oddities so I'll just keep using it" stage now.


I have arch on my laptop working smoothly with no tearing issues, try installing the microcode as the other person suggested, also try enabling TearFree in xorg.conf

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A friend let me part out one of his old computers and I ended up getting RAM and an HDD. He wants me to wipe it before using it. How exactly does one go about that?

The last time I did so, I used some linux live disk and some one told me what to type. I'd like to do 3 to 7 passes of random data.
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Do I just copy paste this into a terminal? How does this all work?

I want a clean. HDD


Just format it then.
I'll assume you're using linux or have a familiarity with it since you're on this site.
Boot from a secondary harddrive or usb (NOT THE ONE YOU'RE WIPING) then open up your favorite terminal emulator and type in
This will show all your storage attached to the computer, find the harddrive you want to wipe. It should be /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc or something like that. You should be able to tell from the size.
After you found that type in
cfdisk /dev/xxx
where you replace xxx with the sdb/sdc/whatever you found earlier.
Then use the gui to delete your partitions and then use the write button.

This should be fine for what you need.


urandom is better than zero, as it assures that you are actually writing data to every sector, not just labelling portions of the disk to be read as "zeroed out"

Doesn't that just create a large file? That would still leave the locations of file headers


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I think this guy just wants to use the harddrive without (rm -rf)ing the drive, and possible using his own partitions.
I think everyone here is over thinking it. I don't think he's trying to destroy data.


Yes I was trying to destroy data. I ended up using Boot and Nuke.

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Ghost Access Point!

Anyone ever made something like this? I'm planning to set it up as a honeypot style system where users connect and get /cyb/ or lain style materials, try and creep out users or hand out /cyb/ music and videos on a samba share.

Thoughts, ideas what to put on there?
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I enabled the cert and now https pages redirect if you bypass the warning. This is sufficient for me . However if its not unreasonable it would be awesome to be able to have a captive portal page pop up for users on mobile, that way garunteed people connecting to the ap will see it


with HSTS its the best you will get.

If you have the redirect likes in your lighttpd config add

url.redirect-code = 302

above it, causing a 302 redirect will make phones prompt for the login page.


>ctrl + f "svartkast"

damn fam, check this out:


Bretty cool,

deploying on of them would be quite a challenge, one I'm willing to accept


I just recently constructed my own battery powered pirate web server for toting around to places where I know a lot of people will be looking for an open wifi network. I've got it set to redirect all HTTP requests to the web server which is running an imageboard that I've customized the aesthetics of pretty heavily. I've not had many people bite yet, but I'm also one that naturally tends to avoid large crowds of people in the first place so… yeah. I've been thinking about having one of my friends carry it around instead so I don't have to shoulder all the social anxiety myself.

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Recently I bought myself an old PC, second hand, to be a dedicated home server. Currently it's sitting on the DMZ of my home router and is used to host Arma 3 and Teamspeak 3 for my friends to play on. No I can't use mumble because we're using a radio mod that needs TS3 to work with Arma 3.

Server is running a free copy of Windows Server 2016 atm because that's what I'm familiar with and it was an easy install. I'm not familiar with linux servers at all so I can't really be bothered switching over. I picked it up with an old Xeon CPU, 710 GPU, 2 X 500GB HDD, Asus motherboard, case and a RAID card, all for $80 USD. What should I put my little server to use doing?

What cool things have you picked up for cheap and put to use?

Pick related, but not mine.
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Instead of putting your server on the DMZ you should just forward the ports for the services you are using, as that is much more secure. Also if you are interested in technology you really should at least try running a Linux server.


I have an FX-8320 from my last build that had the mobo die, so I bought a cheap (~$60) mobo and a used psu (~$20) then threw in some RAM (8gb) and an old GPU, I use that as my home server now. I'm running Fedora 25 Server on it, mostly because when I first assembled it I planned on using it to host a windows vm with GPU passthrough for steam streaming, it ended up being pretty laggy with that old gpu though and no one really used it so now I just use the server for file storage, and some vm's for screwing around in. I've been looking into putting more cool soykaf on it like mayan-edms.



depends on how much control you've got set up on your router. If he can't currently keep it isolated from his internal network without DMZ'ing, which I've had when using ISP-provided modems in the past, then DMZ is probably the way to go


there's a tracker?


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i recently bought a ds to recapture lost memories and play games i never would have heard of before
im looking for info on where to buy pic related or any other recommendations

also general hand-held modding thread


Here are two recommendations:

1. Don't buy R4-anything
2. Try Google

 No.918 has all the answers you seek and much, much more.
I will personally suggest you buy an acekard and run the AKAIO firmware


looks legit
thanks for the helpful info

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There's a lot of conversation and arm waving about keeping yourself secure but most of it boils down to people yelling "Use Tor!" or "Smash your smartphone!". Let's discuss some practical (read: not perfect) steps we can take to help defend ourselves against our assumed threat models or situational use.

In my case, I've got access to a highly trusted home server, a moderately trusted office server (not related to the company I work for), and a lightly trusted public server. I've got a decrepit laptop for personal use, a laptop for work use, and a smartphone. The computers run Linux and BSD (distros are irrelevant) and my phone runs Lineage without any connected "apps" other than a web browser.

So here's a few scenarios and my responses to them:

0. Personal computing on company hardware

I keep my personal computing and work computing completely separate but once in a while I want to read some news or chat with a friend and all I have is my company laptop.

In this case, I'll either fire up a VM with Tails or I will simply SSH into one of the servers mentioned above to get things done. It's tidy enough that I'm not worried about work finding anything personal of mine. I wouldn't fret if they took the laptop from me. They're not likely to see the traffic, either.

1. Advertisers and marketing goons feeding me garbage

To avoid this, I use pi-hole and a custom hosts file to avoid some advertisers outright. I disable JavaScript by default and only selectively enable what I need. I often also browse the WWW with a text based browser.

I don't have any social media accounts and I try to limit my viewing of content from social media sites. I try to use Tor when I can to obfuscate my browsing a little further.

I use small/private email hosts that aren't scraping my messages and I use GPG when people are willing to do the same. I use XMPP with OTR/OMEMO in case that traffic is being mined for data. Sometimes I'll use Tox but I'm not sure it defends against this too well.

2. Physical theft or acquisition of my laptop

I use full disk encryption and strong passwords. That's about it. I make backups and the like but I'm not sure about the best way to expand on this.

I'm considering using a live OS full time but then I fear the hd in the laptop would go to waste. I'm not sure where I'd keep my media (pictures, books, music) but I could do all my work Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


>I'm definitely interested to hear if anyone is using a live OS full time and how you manage your programs, media, and existing storage.

I've never used it full time, but if you don't need to install much extra software, Tails or live Ubuntu with a persistent volume might work. My dream USB setup would be a Debian system that boots into a read only/live mode by default, but optionally allows you to boot into a "persistent" mode where you can install software and tweak the default settings. Possibly with a separate writable partition for downloaded files/media.


Alpine linux is already setup to do something like that and it's not hard to roll your own setup. The easiest way to do it would be to just make your whole OS the initial ramdisk (might want to use zram to save space) and when you need to edit it you can just use a script to recompress the current setup into a ramdisk.



I'm surprised I haven't heard of alpine before. It looks fantastic. Many of the applications I use are built with gcc, so I worry about compatibility but I'd really like to try it out. Descriptions of it give off a BSD vibe.

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