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#926 2018-03-27 22:20:27

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^ That Twitter link was fascinating to read! I went to take a look at https://myaccount.google.com/activitycontrols and they have so much information there! I turned a few off and deleted the recorded activity.

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#927 2018-03-28 12:30:45

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Software engineering (now with cats):
http://www.sandraandwoo.com/comics/2012 … h-cats.png

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#928 2018-03-30 00:07:07

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If anybody has any Monero bitcoins they should probably sell them now:

An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain


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#929 2018-03-30 11:53:47

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Hyacinth wrote:

^ That Twitter link was fascinating to read! I went to take a look at https://myaccount.google.com/activitycontrols and they have so much information there! I turned a few off and deleted the recorded activity.


Just out of curiosity: Why is it good to have a g* account? I mean concret for what services?

And I don't intend to sound too paranoid, but companies e.g. like facebook do not really delete anything. I would not be so sure that g* actually deletes stuff either. It might be possible that those things are only hidden from (your) view.

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#930 2018-03-30 17:32:18

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martix wrote:

Just out of curiosity: Why is it good to have a g* account? I mean concret for what services?

Mostly if you have an Android smartphone: to get apps from Google's Play Store, to have automated backups, find-my-phone features.
Otherwise for uploading videos, creating playlists etc. on Youtube.

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#931 2018-03-30 18:20:00

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vinzv wrote:

Mostly if you have an Android smartphone: to get apps from Google's Play Store, to have automated backups, find-my-phone features.
Otherwise for uploading videos, creating playlists etc. on Youtube.

I see, thanks. Someone wanting to have the same or similar without big g* might go for
- f-droid or something like APKPure or Yalp instead of the Play Store,
- something like Nextcloud, Syncthing, DAVdroid for cloud based or TWRP for a local backup,
- Android Lost instead of Find your phone by g* and
- instead of youtube stuff something like FreeTube, youtube-dl with mpv, Minitube, Hooktube or an other site like peertube or dtube.

It's striking that those g* service are widespread and convenient to use, even if there are mostly alternatives available. I really like f-droid, Nextcloud and also like Hooktube to easily download videos.

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#932 2018-03-31 00:17:30

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LaTeX cheat sheets:

Basic

Advanced

And a "getting started" guide: http://www.tug.org/begin.html

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/texlive

^ Better than LibreOffice (or Word), IMO.

And I suppose some might like a GUI:

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/gummi


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#933 2018-03-31 12:40:32

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Thanks for the LaTeX link, HoaS. I've been meaning to learn it for some time. Maybe that will help me to get started.

Tim

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#934 2018-04-01 13:44:32

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Puffy:~$ ansiweather 
 Weather in London => 7 °C - Wind => 2.1 m/s SW - Humidity => 65 % - Pressure => 1013 hPa 
Puffy:~$

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/ansiweather


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#935 2018-04-02 12:42:08

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RISC-V is emerging. Well done! Lot of work ahead...

https://people.debian.org/~mafm/posts/2 … ian-ports/

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#936 2018-04-02 13:18:24

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^ cool

It's just a shame the 64-bit boards are so expensive sad


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#937 2018-04-03 09:01:50

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I think twoion may have posted this before but it is very useful:

Google Drive CLI Client

They supply a static binary that can be copied to "$PATH" and it works with the current GDrive version:

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B3X9GlR6 … t=download

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2018-04-03 09:04:20)


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#938 2018-04-05 20:42:38

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OpenBSD's April Fools Joke:

Log message wrote:
Disable IPv4 support. Nearly 20 years after rfc2460 "Internet
Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification" was published, it is time to
remove the legacy IPv4 protocol. This will also makes mpi's work much
easier.
This disables userland configuration of IPv4 addresses and routes,
and disables kernel support for IPv4.

https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=152256582629837&w=2

lol

EDIT: I have to say though, it is only a matter of time before they really do that neutral

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#939 2018-04-06 21:38:52

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Great idea to reduce waste: Open source tutorials for building yourself machines for recycling plastics:
https://preciousplastic.com/en/machines.html

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#940 2018-04-07 21:43:34

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Straight to the point: What is a web browser?

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#941 2018-04-09 06:09:52

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If the web services you use are not based in the EU, time to consider switching?
https://www.eugdpr.org/


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#942 2018-04-09 09:23:10

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johnraff wrote:

If the web services you use are not based in the EU, time to consider switching?
https://www.eugdpr.org/

Even then I'd pick the service's provider carefully: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU-US_Privacy_Shield

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#943 2018-04-09 09:27:16

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Microsoft made the old file manager (pre-Win95) open source under MIT license: https://github.com/Microsoft/winfile

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#944 2018-04-09 20:37:54

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"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back."
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#945 2018-04-11 23:27:22

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Euphony Audio offer a tweaked Arch Linux system optimised for audio enthusiasts who are prepared to pay for it mad

In the spirit of the GPL under which the kernel is licenced, here is their kernel with the associated config file for any Archers who want to make their sound better:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CVN7e … 2k9HPRKIo5

Enjoy! devil

With thanks to @"Sox R" over at the Arch forums smile


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#946 2018-04-12 14:45:45

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Linux audio is always of interest to me, so I looked at the link to Euphony Audio. I couldn't find any clues on there about what they are doing to achieve their apparent objective ("Hear what you have been missing using our finely tuned software platform").

i thought this was rich:

You will be amazed by the sound from your USB DAC after it receives the time-perfect stream from Euphony Audio Transport. Euphony is the finest phono cartridge for extraction of the subtlest details from the digital grooves of your music library. It will feed your DAC with the warmth and depth of the vinyl era.

Say what ??? Bit-perfect digital audio playback is easily achieved with most modern Linux distributions, certainly Debian, Arch or BunsenLabs.

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#947 2018-04-12 14:53:48

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tynman wrote:

Bit-perfect digital audio playback is easily achieved with most modern Linux distributions, certainly Debian, Arch or BunsenLabs.

With respect, that is just not true — the digital-to-analogue conversion methods used by the CPU are vastly inferior (in a strictly measurable way) to those found in custom audiophile DACs.

EDIT: also, the average computer is awash with digital jitter and cannot compare with a bespoke digital source.

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#948 2018-04-12 15:43:46

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Euphony Audio offer a tweaked Arch Linux system optimised for audio enthusiasts who are prepared to pay for it mad

Not calling these guys out specifically (haven't even clicked the link yet), but I'd be apprehensive of any entity with the word "euphony" in its name. It's the single most overused audiophile weasel-word in history after all, mainly employed to justify the exorbitant prices paid for placebo.

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#949 2018-04-12 15:48:01

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^ I have to say that the idea of converting a pure analogue signal from a cartridge (with molecular level resolution) to a nasty, stepped digital waveform, complete with a shedload of quantisation noise sprinkled on top fills me with horror but they clearly have a market... roll


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#950 2018-04-12 16:02:13

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^ Could be worse. We have people paying hundreds of thousands for metals damaged by oxidation these days. Apparently, the sight of patina on barely working watches makes some people jizz their pants. \(o_O)/

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