AboutAspiring tech-in-training. May contain nuts. Processed in a facility that also processes autism, consume with caution.
SkillsPython 2/3, TI-BASIC, overwhelming stupidity, and the ability to break even the most foolproof systems via breathing nearby. Remote systems tests ongoing, current outlook: still applies...?
LocationYes. No? Maybe.
Joined devRant on 8/9/2018
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i'm so tired... i don't know how much longer i can keep up the 4-or-less-hours-a-night routine, but I can't afford meds or appointments to fix it. I've tried most everything, even not touching anything digital for like a week and all the home remedies ever, but nothing works. It's been forever since i've had a good rest.
i don't know why but my body has locked itself into a "sleep 6AM to 8-10AM and no more" routine and i can't break it. i can't even stay up anymore, as i just fucking collapse at 7 or 8AM if i'm not out by 6.
Is AMD gonna beat Intel to 5nm tho?
(god i can't wait for picometer shit, that'd be a good milestone to see)15
Recent VM/Emulation Adventures:
The goal was to get TCP/IP and SSH running on whatever weird VM/emulated machine, and connect to the chatroom at chat.tcp.direct successfully.
Longhorn, somewhere late pre-reset: Crashes right after installer begins "Starting Windows", 0x7b from sum-match ISO. Fail.
TempleOS (well, Shrine, but y'know): Dear god. No. No, I am not writing SSH in HolyC myself *fuck that,* fail.
Slackware: oh ffs i gotta use fdisk to partition this damn thing? and it's not even the good fdisk? Oh, wait... it hangs. Fail.
WinME: shockingly, was *fairly* stable... until it hung up WASAPI and the hypervisor two frames into desktop rendering. Fail.
Mac OS 7: First-boot after install, immediate unknown trap. Just works, eh? Fail.
Amiga: After about 85 resets and 7 hours of constant fighting with WinUAE, I finally got TCP/IP working. (Required 10MB of total RAM and an FPU to connect.) Success!
Win98FE: just... PuTTY and done. Easy. (This was the warmup.) Success...
Other people's achievements so far:
- Minecraft using the new QEMU interface mod thing.
- Hacked smart fridge.
- iPhone, from custom initramfs.6
Sporadic news, now that I have a decent chunk:
AMD's stock price closes higher than Intel's (https://marketwatch.com/story/...)
a Mega Man live-action film is in the works (https://rockman-corner.com/2020/07/...)
T-Mobile will require all devices to have LTE (https://androidpolice.com/2020/07/...)
Patch any ASUS routers you have (https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/20...)
Emotet is being fucked with (https://zdnet.com/article/...)
Garmin devices are being fucked (https://cnn.com/cnn/2020/...)
Bitcoin is now officially a currency (https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-la...)
Sonic Movie 2 is comig in 2022 (https://cbr.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-...)
ARM may be totally controlled by Nvidia soon (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/...)
and the Republican Party is trying to ban the Democrats (either the name or wholly) because racism. (https://foxnews.com/politics/...)4
Okay, so because my desktop has an APU (AMD A8-3850) and a dedicated GPU (AMD R9 380) in it, and i'm finally getting a (small, probably 240GB because budget) SSD for it, what Linux distro should I use? I'm planning on doing libvirt passthrough for Windows using my APU because fuck running it as a main anymore, it breaks too often. As far as I can tell, my options are as such, family-wise:
- Debian kernel: amdgpu doesn't like that I have an APU and GPU and refuses to see a screen (yes, even after all the Xorg configs and xrandr bullshit and kernel flags and...)
- RHEL: a lot of Red Hat-based distros (mainly Fedora) have packages that are broken out-of-repo and out-of-box recently, but maybe it'll like my hardware? (It's been a few Fedora releases since I last tried it, is this fixed? CentOS has such old packages that it's not even worth bothering with for my needs.)
- Arch kernel: go fuck yourself, i don't wanna take 1000 hours to get it running for a week, nor would the updates be any better than Windows' current problem (or even more so, as slightly more often than not Windows' broken updates just add annoyances and don't hose the system.)
did I miss any?29
this is stupid, Apple didn't kill x86 with PPC, and they'll not do the same with ARM. (ARM is cheaper, but it's not really more powerful yet. You can't do a bunch of one-opcode stuff on ARM yet, it needs to mature further. ARM'd also need massive retooling for cards and such and back-compat is gonna be hell.)23
Using the most advanced tests known to man, I have concluded that this Nokia should be ashamed of itself.12
What's your most trusted computer part manufacturer list? Personally, it goes something like this:
CPU: AMD. They're performing at or above Intel's spec, without the weekly IME holes. Sometimes cost a little more, but they last way longer.
GPU: AMD, ASUS, MSI. MSI is usually over-priced but performs a smidge better, ASUS is usually a good middle-ground. Anything with an AMD chipset's usually gonna hold together fairly well, though, and won't require massively-unstable closed-source drivers for decent Linux performance. "but muh cuda" doesn't fly when OpenCL is actually, well, open.
Storage: Seagate, obviously, and SanDisk for cheap SSDs. SanDisk SSDs, especially their cheapest ones, are durable as shit for price. As for the Seagate pick... is that not self-explanatory?
Mobo: ASUS, ASRock if you need garbage in a pinch. ASUS boards are usually fairly tough, and ASRock is cheap trash for that backup tower that's gone bad in the closet.
PSU: EVGA, accept no substitute. EVGA PSUs are durable as fuck and fairly cheap, compared to other "ultra-durable" brands.40
oh THAT'S why malwiki was down...
what the fuck do you mean amplified the whole internet's dns the fuck does that even MEAN4
Turns out this LG V20 disallows fully disabling tap wake and the second screen.
Turns out it can call 911 in my pocket because of it.
"the fight between tor and regimes that censor the internet is a fight of \"well that's not quite apache so it's tor\""
hear me out here:
then fucking don't be.
Switch it up a little, get creative! No one's gonna expect you to be relaying Tor through like a Minecraft chat or a fucking Doom server or over SFTP or Teamviewer or...
(of course it's not gonna be those protocols but they're already faking Firefox/Apache signatures so do that shit with other protocols)9
A few of you have used the big-screened TI calculators. Like 1 of those people knows I write demos for the monochrome 6MHz Z80 ones.
I have news for that person.12
Since this is a very serious, very important question, I'll tag ot correctly.
Glass vs metal desktop cases.
if you guys have an hour or two to burn, mind helping fix pages on my new wiki, https://malwiki.org? We need to upload images and such from our old wiki, https://malware.wikia.com, and turn the somewhat-broken Wikia format back into proper MediaWiki format.
Microsoft understands we're pissed about low QA performance on updates. They're gonna bleach the Start menu and add a couple more buttons to the UI. https://theverge.com/2020/7/...10
there's a shit game from 2004 i can't play because of StarFORCE DRM and by god i'm gonna crack it, copyright laws and shit can suck my fucking cock no copies work anymore3
"i need help my grandmother installed a fake flash player and it's installed norton and mcafee"
So... Nuke from orbit?15
Current dream PC:
Dual EPYC at 128 core/256 thread or higher
1TB of RAM or more
Dual AMD GPUs
Massive RAID 10 array of 7200RPM HDDs, something like 24TB or better
A few standalone SSDs, to taste (at least one of a sizeable capacity, like 1TB?)
Total cost, like $30k or so?55
Had to send my new, shit Nokia phone in for repair as the forced update fucked half the built-in apps. My dad tells me "use my old phone for now, it's terrible." He hands me an LG V20.
Nokia 3.1 A vs LG V20
RAM: 264MB free w/ nothing running vs 1342MB free w/ nothing running
CPU: 4-core 1.7GHz vs 4-core 2.1GHz
Onboard storage: 16GB/5GB user-accessible vs 64GB/51.5GB user-accessible
Battery life: 7 hours under load to 4 hours under load
I don't think he's getting this back.
(He doesn't use it as "it's so slow" but like... with proper care, the only issue is that switching apps sometimes doesn't fully clean the LCD of the old app and it burns in really fast, but minor annoyances for a WAY better device?)8
Ones I come up with but don't have the skill to do, and by then someone else has already done it.
Case in point:
I threw some random android adware i found into a virtual device on my laptop (while swapping like a motherfucker, ofc) and it turns out, aside from the Draw over Other Apps, Install Apps, Location, and Storage permissions, and the blank name/icon, it's an honest-to-God working global ad blocker via VPN. It's shipping your traffic to China and filling your device full of more malware, but it's blocking ads too, so...? Is it worth gutting to remove the bullshit? (Can Android Studio do that?)5
Today's news is rather exciting:
Corona's gonna be fucking dead soon, (https://bbc.com/news/...) Intel's so bad now that even Apple can't stand them (https://pcgamer.com/intel-skylake-w...) and Kim's trying to nuke the US again (https://nypost.com/2020/06/...)
> code golf challenge
> easy for beginners
alright, nice, I qualify
> all code must be exactly the same forwards and backwards, >50% of bytes must be run both ways, must run under any OS or system ever made
welp, there goes any hope of being able to fit something into the rules at all
(if you're interested, https://n0.lol/bggp/)15