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Sun May 26, 2024, 11:26 AM May 26

Almost 4000 DIY, prepper and tech books posted to Internet Archive. Posted here for the "Tech Anarchist" category.

Scroll down the list for computer stuff.
A lot to learn even if you aren't a "Tech Anarchist"

They are viewable online or downloadable.

If the usual download options aren't available, the pdf viewer should offer a download arrow when you mouse over it.

Includes a lot of Linux guides and ethical hacking procedures, cryptography, networking.
Only a few looked shady, such as "Dependency Injection"
But I suppose, in that case "know your enemy" helps defend your systems.

Uploader posted on Hacker News:

I just had the occasion to set up a small seed box and to upload everything to the Internet Archive. This might be redundant for someone, anyway is 34GB of DIY, prepping and whatnot.

It should be browseable directly on site. Please note my seedbox is limited to 10MB/s to accommodate more users and to let me use internet too (lol). Seeders are welcomed, anyway the archive should be storing them in PDF and txt too.

One DU'er said the link failed. I just got one item not found, but most worked OK for me. Perhaps some items are being updated.
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Almost 4000 DIY, prepper and tech books posted to Internet Archive. Posted here for the "Tech Anarchist" category. (Original Post) usonian May 26 OP
Here's a blast from the past canetoad May 27 #1
No, I won't be building an h***** ever. HOWEVER: usonian May 27 #2
Search by image is cheating, I know canetoad May 27 #3


(17,414 posts)
1. Here's a blast from the past
Mon May 27, 2024, 09:27 PM
May 27

You may appreciate its antiquity. http://www.textfiles.com/directory.html

I suspect you will find some of the files you mentioned in here including the legendary cookbook. I'm amazed that the site is still around.


(10,952 posts)
2. No, I won't be building an h***** ever. HOWEVER:
Mon May 27, 2024, 10:53 PM
May 27

Here is the Don Lancaster treasury.
Free to access and use, from the late beloved Don Lancaster.

Includes the great ISMM (Incredible Secret Money Machine)
As far as I can tell, the only thing missing from the printed book is a cartoon.

Found on the internet, of course.
Thanks for the pointer.

A million j-dollars if you can identify the artist.

From ISMM:

The letter "j" is the engineer's symbol for an Imaginary number. j-dollars are Imaginary dollars that simply do not exist. So many start­ing money machines end up ·chasing these ephemeral j-dollars and end up with nothing to show for it


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3. Search by image is cheating, I know
Mon May 27, 2024, 11:10 PM
May 27

But I wasn't familiar with his work. It's really excellent and seemingly inspired by Larson or vice versa.

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