Ubuntu runs 20% faster than Windows 11 on AMD's new 96-core Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX, demonstrating once more that Linux loves high core count CPUs by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 days ago (0 children)
Use Debian or Arch and Linux will probably give Windows even more of a thrashing. No snap crap + less bloat overall = more performance.
Ubuntu runs 20% faster than Windows 11 on AMD's new 96-core Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX, demonstrating once more that Linux loves high core count CPUs
8 days ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from tomshardware.com
Maine’s right-to-repair law for cars wins with 84 percent of the vote by Drewski in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
You know you're living in a free country when the government dictates what stuff you are allowed to repair.
China steals IP, but America has created a world where you can't own the shit you buy and can't fix it when it breaks. Both of these are bad, but one of them is much, much worse.
Apple insists 8GB unified memory equals 16GB regular RAM by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
Let's load up a 10 or 12GB scene in Blender and see what happens. This here ain't much different than claiming that a 48 inch TV has as much screen area as a 72 inch TV.
Faster memory with lower latency will not save the day when it is exhausted. And no, thrashing the solid state drive to death with a swap file is not an acceptable solution.
Apple insists 8GB unified memory equals 16GB regular RAM
24 days ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from appleinsider.com
Microsoft is overhauling its software security after major Azure cloud attacks by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago* (0 children)
Still want to give these clowns your web browsing data and other extremely sensitive and personal information? Course ya' do!
Reminds me of that old saying, "What could possibly go wrong?"
Microsoft is overhauling its software security after major Azure cloud attacks
1 month ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from theverge.com
xbox will reportedly block unofficial accessories from november by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Splash! That's the sound of five more tons of E-waste in the ocean. Still, it's nothing compared to what they have planned for the PC market with the dropping support for so many CPUs.
The fact is that if you're like me, and only interested in escapist single player games with an immersive story, and not interested in playing online and hearing shrill voices shouting obscenities in your ear, the downsides of connecting your console/TV to the Internet outweigh the upsides, by, probably a factor of ten.
xbox will reportedly block unofficial accessories from november
1 month ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from ghacks.net
Arm breaking into Intel's PC heartlands and worse is to come by Myocarditis-Man in technology
Do not want. Most ARM systems are completely proprietary, making it impossible to run a vanilla Linux kernel on them. The only reason this is possible on X86 is because it's a true standard. If we see a proliferation of ARM based PCs, we will also be seeing a large number of machines that can't effectively run anything other than Windows.
Yeah sure you might be able (with a lot of work) to make a version of Linux that runs on yours, and only yours, but you'll have no wifi or video drivers, and if you do, they will be proprietary and only for kernel versions X Y and Z. This is already how it works in Android land.
Arm breaking into Intel's PC heartlands and worse is to come
1 month ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from theregister.com
Criminals hit Canadian hospitals, Spamoflague trolls MPs by Myocarditis-Man in technology
If I ran the world, there would be an international policy where anyone who cyber-attacks a hospital, is permanently banned and becomes completely ineligible for any type of medical services or care going forward. Doesn't matter how much you are willing to pay, if you need surgery, your only option becomes to do it yourself, whether it's a tooth-pulling or a lobotomy.
Criminals hit Canadian hospitals, Spamoflague trolls MPs
Microsoft now wants you to take a poll before installing Google Chrome by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Since they don't have a textbox to answer the question, because they have nothing but contempt for their customers and are not actually interested in what we think; only browbeating us into submitting to their agenda, I figure we can list our reasons here.
I don't respond well to bullying or coersion. When you forced your software onto my computer without my permission even though I already have another browser that I am happy with, you already crossed that line.
Computers exist to shut up, respect my personal space, leave me alone and do as I say. Your software fails at all of these.
I trust you less than the other guy, if that's even possible.
I would actually be all for them giving users a survey, only if they allow users to respond in a text-box, and disclaim that responses will be publicly posted, if only to see what answers other users would come up with. Think of it as sort-of an anti-marketing campaign. You can even screen out all the vulgarity and profanity, I'm pretty sure it would still be a very entertaining read.
Microsoft now wants you to take a poll before installing Google Chrome
1 month ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from neowin.net
Google privacy button doesn't work, it's claimed by Myocarditis-Man in technology
That is all.
Google privacy button doesn't work, it's claimed
Microsoft Edge may be using your browsing history to inform Bing Chat AI -- here's how to stop it by Myocarditis-Man in technology
At this point, I am wondering how many different settings scattered all around opt me into sending Microsoft my browsing history.
At least I would be wondering that if I wasn't using Linux.
Microsoft Edge may be using your browsing history to inform Bing Chat AI -- here's how to stop it
1 month ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from betanews.com
Microsoft Edge is snooping on your Chrome browsing activity; here's how to stop it by Myocarditis-Man in technology
"If you won't use our shitty browser that is just a rip-off of our competitor's, at least let us steal your data!"
And since they opt you in to syncing your activity to the cloud by default, you better believe that's where it's going, and that's why they're allegedly doing this in the first place. Frankly I don't understand why this crap is not criminal. Oh wait, US justice is the cheapest hooker that money can buy, that's why.
Microsoft Edge is snooping on your Chrome browsing activity; here's how to stop it
Apple and Lenovo fail to help visually impaired customers by Myocarditis-Man in technology
The worst part of accessibility is that, if you do all of the work to make stuff perfectly accessible for the disabled, a bunch of teenagers with ADHD and the IQ of a cockroach, AKA UI designers, will screw it all up six months later.
Apple and Lenovo fail to help visually impaired customers
A set of merge requests were opened that would effectively drop X.Org session support for the GNOME desktop and once that code is removed making it a Wayland-only desktop environment. by [deleted] in Linux
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Wayland... If it doesn't work with your NVIDIA graphics card, then get a better GPU. And if it's not compatible with your accessibility software, then get better eyes!
Here we have the most well-thought-out decision since Canonical's crusade to nuke 32-bit libraries from the archives right as Linux gaming was starting to gain momentum, reasoning that if Apple did it, then they had to do it too.
It's pretty amazing and remarkable the progress Linux has made as a usable desktop platform when people high up in the ranks are actively working to sabotage it.
T-Mobile switches users to pricier plans and tells them it’s not a price hike by [deleted] in technology
They forgot to tell me that it's for my own good and that I will like it.
google docs infects html exports with spyware by ActuallyNot in technology
Regarding the guy saying he's shocked they would go that far.
When it comes to tracking you, big tech is doing all of the things you can think of, and also plenty of shit you haven't thought of yet. (as demonstrated here)
Being sneaky is what big G is all about. For example go do a search there right now and right-click on a result, copy it to the clipboard and notice that what you get isn't the actual link, it's a link that has been wrapped/encased in a manor that lets them know which result you click on.
Maybe People Don't Want Self-Driving Cars After All by [deleted] in technology
The bottom line is, you have zero chance at programming the computer of a self-driving car to handle all of the dumb shit that other motorists will do. And when stuff goes wrong, humans have survival instinct and generally react well to unforeseen situations. Computers fail spectacularly at both of these.
Windows 11 installs still dramatically trail Windows 10 by Myocarditis-Man in technology
Nothing short of another GWX-style malware campaign, where Windows nags you literally every day whether you are ready to "upgrade", and then just does it anyway after you have already refused their offer 350 times, will get people to throw out their old computers and buy a new one with Windows 11.
Windows 11 installs still dramatically trail Windows 10
'I was kidnapped by my runaway electric car' by Myocarditis-Man in technology
My prediction is, some day there will be ransomware for Internet connected cars that does stuff like this.
Sad to say, but a scenario like this is probably inevitable.
Hot tip to engineers and regulatory/safety authorities. You fucked up massively when you did not mandate an always ready and easily accessible way for human occupants to shut down the computerized vehicle in an event that it goes rogue. Something as simple as a power switch that cannot be overridden or ignored by software would suffice, and would have made the situation described in the article a complete non-issue.
'I was kidnapped by my runaway electric car'
1 month ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from bbc.com
Mozilla downplaying Firefox, moving into A.I. by Drewski in technology
Web Integrity API from Google will be the end of Firefox anyway. Unless you are satisfied with a locked down browser on a locked down piece of hardware which is open to zero user customization or freedom, analogous to a shitbox from your cable company, and the polar opposite of what PCs and Firefox originally stood for.
H&R Block, Meta, and Google Slapped With RICO Suit, Allegedly Schemed to Scrape Taxpayer Data by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
Google and Facebook...
Their goal is to know more about you than you know about yourself. I'd be surprised if they don't know the length, weight, and overall volume of the shit that I took this afternoon.
EDIT: As for how that would be implemented, they could have software running in my phone that analyzes the plop sounds while I'm on the can to determine the above factors of my stool. Has somebody patented that idea yet?
H&R Block, Meta, and Google Slapped With RICO Suit, Allegedly Schemed to Scrape Taxpayer Data
2 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from gizmodo.com
Mistral released a torrent of their Chatbot that allegedly is not cucked by concerns about "SAFETY" by iamonlyoneman in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
If the GPU market was not in the toilet, mainstream cards would not come with a useless 8GB of memory in 2023. Maybe Intel will put pressure on the AMD/Nvidia cartel, if Nvidia does not squeeze them out of the market first.
Till then, there's used 24GB Tesla cards from Ebay.
Smartphone sales down 22 percent in Q2, the worst performance in a decade by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Android makers screwed themselves with the policy of "only 3 years of updates". One of the reasons I am willing to pay more when it comes to PCs, is that they last a hell of a lot longer than that. Oh yeah, and I have more control over PCs and what they do. No, I don't use Windows.
Signal's Meredith Whittaker: AI is fundamentally 'a surveillance technology' by SoCo in technology
Not if it is open source and entirely functional offline, things that are easily achievable with the crazy-as-fuck computers and especially GPUs we have today.
Raspberry Pi 5 â Raspberry Pi - Coming in October 2023 by boston_blackie in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
It's getting too expensive and too power hungry, and at that point you might as well just get a mini PC. Remember that $60/$80 is the price before the scalpers have had their way with the market. Pi is a "hot" product (i.e. in high demand), like game consoles, thereby attracting the attention of scalpers, whereas mini-PCs are in abundance.
Linux interop is maturing fast… thanks to a games console by Myocarditis-Man in technology
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Surprised Microsoft doesn't buy Valve, purely to kill their Linux initiative and take the wind out of it's sales. But Valve is private, and I think you can only buy them if they want to sell. Microsoft's strategy is to instead, acquire as much of the games industry as they can and monopolize as much of the content people want as possible.
Linux interop is maturing fast… thanks to a games console
2 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from theregister.com
AI is evolving already. Will you use this? by Canbot in technology
The only "AI" I would trust, is something that runs offline, locally, and is open source.
I use Intel OpenImageDenoise all the time in Blender and it's awesome. It also meets all of the above criteria.
As for integrating AI into my OS that connects with the cloud, profiles me and helps me write better, analyzes my files etc, or reminds me what to do, not just "no", but "hell the fuck no". Surveillance capitalism is a cancer on computing, and I don't want it. Windows users will be getting this last example of AI whether they want it or not, but thankfully I use Linux.
Linux becoming a Windows/OSX clone by [deleted] in Linux
I really don't want Linux to go too mainstream, because I'm a selfish bastard, and, look what happened to ad blocking and the Internet in general when both of these two concepts went mainstream.
"Fun fact about Windows: if you type Ctrl-Shift-Alt-Win-L, LinkedIn will open in your default browser. This is an OS hotkey that cannot be turned off. I know this reads like a joke but it isn't." by [deleted] in technology
You know what's funny? On one hand, they are obsessed with forcing the entire PC ecosystem fully into the cloud whether we users want this or not. And on the other hand, each new version of their software requires more and more hardware to even run. The point of relying on a central server somewhere, is that I should be able to get away with using a low-power potato client that can barely do anything more demanding than put information on my screen. Instead, you'll see full fat computers that will refuse to work if the Internet is down or the subscription has not been paid. I guess this is the quality of product that is shat out of the capitalist orifice.
Smart people know that this cloud obsession is not at all about saving the planet or making things cheaper for the user, but instead, grabbing users by the p**** and making us their b****. Considering what they will do with all the user's private information such as documents we work on, our private artistic creations, etc, the monthly fee to use the thing will be the least of our problems. :)
Microsoft has not stopped forcing Edge on Windows 11 users by boston_blackie in technology
RE:Microsoft Edge. Remember boys and girls, when someone forces themself upon you against your will and doesn't take "no" for an answer, that is wrong. In fact in the real world we have specifically defined terms to describe this exact type of behavior.
It's too bad that so many websites are now explicitly working to make Firefox a second-class citizen online, probably for money. If you use Firefox you have to solve twice as many Captchas, and services like Nut-flix will refuse to serve you full quality video.
Microsoft is using malware-like pop-ups in Windows 11 to get people to ditch Google by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
It's oh-so fun, hilarious and satisfying to watch this gradually get worse... from a safe distance. (A.k.a Linux)
Microsoft is using malware-like pop-ups in Windows 11 to get people to ditch Google
3 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from theverge.com
Nvidia Reports Doubling in Quarterly Revenue by AlphaXChance in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
I wish all game developers would simultaneously make 20GB GPU memory be the bare minimum requirement to run their games tomorrow, in order to make all those (already unwanted) RTX4060s and 4060Ti's e-waste overnight.
Dropbox blames crypto miners and resellers for ending its unlimited storage plan by [deleted] in technology
Do not advertise anything as unlimited. Doing so should be illegal.
Someone will take you up on the offer, and you cannot possibly provide unlimited service, so it's false advertising, plain and simple.
The term "unlimited" is a marketroid's best friend, but from my perspective, it screams dishonesty.
The place where no humans will tread for 100,000 years by boston_blackie in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
For years I've wondered if a fluorescent tube would be lit by radiation, without any wires, e.g. just by being next to a lot of nuclear waste. The principle is the same as Radium, the only difference is that the radiation would have to be intense enough to pass through the glass of the bulb.
EDIT: Also I find it funny that they are worried about how to warn people about this stuff thousands of years from now, when governments spent fifty years dumping barrels of radioactive shit into the ocean from the 1940s through the 1990s. And no, they knew better than to do this, even back then. It's like they did not care about my generation or the next two or three, while now we're suddenly concerned about hundreds of generations in the future.
Microsoft wants to put Windows PCs fully in the cloud – but what will that mean for you? by GB43 in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
What will it mean? Pay monthly to have every square millimeter of your privacy violated by Microsoft, and if you're really lucky, the machine will not shut down and refuse to operate at all in the event that the Internet is down for more than 24 hours.
Remember, they already pushed for this ten years ago. https://www.svg.com/101430/everything-microsoft-wrong-xbox-one/
For me, that was the point of no turning back. From my perspective it was sort of like the tech analogous of going on a date with someone who starts acting like a creep and a perve, in that they stupidly revealed their entire agenda and hand of cards, and now I know to stay as far away from them as possible. No amount of saying "I've changed", "I'm sorry", or "I won't do that again" will do one damn bit of good.
Soon the most popular 'real' desktop will be the Linux desktop by [deleted] in Linux
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
imagine paying for a desktop you don't own and serves you ads all the work day long.
imagine paying for a desktop you don't own and serves you ads all the work day long.
Consumers eat this shit up though. When this business model was exclusive to television and television was free and I could just record it all with my VCR and then fast forward the ads and keep the shows, I didn't protest, but now even games spam the gamer with ads and reserve the ability to disable/revoke all our purchases at any time for any reason. Backups are useless if they won't play without logging into an account, where the service was discontinued five years ago.
Western Digital, SanDisk Extreme SSDs don’t store data safely, lawsuit says by Myocarditis-Man in technology
Always makes me laugh when buying any storage, that the first thing they want to sell me to go with it, is data recovery services.
Western Digital, SanDisk Extreme SSDs don’t store data safely, lawsuit says
3 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from arstechnica.com
HP covers USB port with sticker, insists you to use their cloud service by orangered in technology
And posting this publicly means that HP will finally get off their ass and do a hardware revision without the USB port, or where it is covered by the plastic shell.
The Cloud Is a Prison. Can the Local-First Software Movement Set Us Free? by GB43 in technology
Cloud as a prison
Cloud as a prison
At least in prison you don't have to pay rent.
So much for CAPTCHA – bots can do them quicker than humans by Drewski in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
The whole point of Captchas is to punish those of us who refuse to allow Microsoft, Google and Facebook to stalk us while we browse the web. Normies who are signed in with the big three all day are exempt from Captchas, while my Firefox Linux computer gets the full treatment even though I have done nothing wrong. The upcoming web integrity malware will make this problem five times worse for people like me.
Think of it as sort of an analog to DRM; the entire point of DRM is to make sure that you can't keep the shit you buy, while the entire point of Captchas is to punish those of us who refuse to allow big tech the ability to stalk us all day.
Comcast Lost 12% Of Its Cable TV Customers In The Last Year Alone by [deleted] in technology
They'll just charge you $200 for Internet service instead.
No cable TV = less extortionate license fees for them from content cartels, but they still control your pipe to the Internet, so they can just raise the cost of that, and have record profits.
“Absurd”: Google, Amazon rebuked over unsupported Chromebooks still for sale by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
I'd laugh if they weren't preparing to impose the exact same policies upon my self-built Linux computers when it comes to browsing the web, thanks to web integrity API.
"WEI has determined that the following components of your system do not pass attestation, please trash it and dutifully buy a new one." GPU, CPU, monitor.
And just a couple hours ago, I was watching someone torture an ancient Geforce 8800GT graphics card to see what modern games it would (could) possibly run at 30FPS, or lower. Gaming being the literal absolute worst case scenario for older computers.
“Absurd”: Google, Amazon rebuked over unsupported Chromebooks still for sale
4 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from arstechnica.com
Purism wants me to DELETE my video exposing their refund scam & delay tactic by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago* (0 children)
Can't speak from any personal experience with this company, but if this is indeed true, it serves as a warning for companies to not do their customers wrong, as there's no telling how it might backfire.
That said, I'm also surprised they didn't just use the copyright system and get the video pulled, because that's what all the real big and powerful companies do to silence their critics.
In addition to being mutated into a perpetual welfare scheme for corporations that signed artists 80 years ago, where the actual author/artist has literally been dead for 40 years, copyright has become a tool for companies to get anything taken down from the net that they don't like at any time, no questions asked.
A recent Windows 11 update is breaking the Start menu -- but Microsoft is shifting the blame by Myocarditis-Man in technology
Stop resisting and using workarounds... Let them infest every inch of your screen with advertising, already!
A recent Windows 11 update is breaking the Start menu -- but Microsoft is shifting the blame
4 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from betanews.com
Power Companies Could Remotely Switch Off EV Chargers To Reduce Grid Stress by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
I do wonder how America is going to solve this. They want to keep the price of power artificially high in order to make poor people suffer without sufficient A/C during the summer time, but they also want everyone to adopt these, which will indeed put a lot of strain on the grid.
Microsoft Windows Kills, Staff in Ambulances Cannot Function Due to Apparent Microsoft/Windows Breach by [deleted] in technology
Blue screen of death.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Tesla created secret team to suppress thousands of driving range complaints by [deleted] in technology
Ars Technica said it best. "They didn't buy the DLC." https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/boeing-sold-safety-feature-that-could-have-prevented-737-max-crashes-as-an-option/
Yes, you can pay extra to unlock more capacity that is already part of your battery!
Quad9 Blocks Pirate Site Globally After Sony Demanded €10,000 Fine by Drewski in technology
Ah yes, my absolute favoritest aspect of when a company makes news headlines because they don't want me to find things online, is how they draw my attention to something that I didn't even know existed before! BTW hot tip: nothing disappears from the Internet.
But Sony needn't fear, because 90% of the crap that comes out of the entertainment industry today isn't worth downloading for free anyway.
Unpacking Google’s new “dangerous” Web-Environment-Integrity specification by Myocarditis-Man in Linux
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago* (0 children)
"Big tech" is in the process of constructing, locking and loading a super mega anti-competitive BFG, and they will use it to lock out client computers from browsing the majority of the web if we happen to be running any unapproved (from their perspective) software or hardware. You know, the kind that can block ads, allow us to save content from webpages to local disk, and that doesn't quietly do stuff like this behind our backs. https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/microsoft-resolves-edge-setting-that-was-leaking-websites-you-visit/
This is of particular concern for Linux users, because we are especially vulnerable to malware such as this, being a minority online. Actually this system will be so fine-grained that websites can choose to deny you service just because you're running, for example, an older video driver or you do not have secure boot switched on.
The mere fact that websites can even tell what OS or browser I'm running in the first place, is a bug. It's like if I got to know what kind of phone my friend is using when I dial their number. No reasonable person would think this information was any of my business, unless they (as in the human on the other side of the connection) willingly choose to tell me.
Also of note is that Google claims this is being implemented to stop bots, but that is ba-ba-bullshit, because all a bad actor has to do is connect their evil machine to their approved machine on the other side of the room by way of keyboard emulation. It's a power grab, a malicious and hostile one; If Google wanted to make the web a safer place for everyone, they could start by patching all the landfill Android phones they sell.
Unpacking Google’s new “dangerous” Web-Environment-Integrity specification
4 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/Linux from vivaldi.com
Unpacking Google’s new “dangerous” Web-Environment-Integrity specification by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago* (0 children)
People with even a partially functional brain, like me, were warning society that this was inevitable the minute they got EME malware to be part of web specifications. "But I must watch Nuttflex!!!"
So I would just like to take a moment here, and laugh at everyone who got played. Ha ha. Ha-ha-ha-ha.
Jokes on them though, cuz the modern Internet sucks ass anyway.
Actually Microshaft wanted to implement something exactly like this way back in the day, named Palladium. But Microshaft was inept; they screwed up; they didn't care about the Internet at all, only ensuring their cash cow, Windows, remained dominant. So once they sank their competition in the browser market, they completely stopped caring about the browser. The web browser was simply a means to an end, after all. And this is why they have no say in how the Internet works today. But Google is much smarter and more malicious. When you are on top of the market, you don't stop, take a break, and count your money. You double down and exert maximal control. Competitors like Firefox and Chrome were able to catch up with and dethrone Microsoft because they didn't do what Google is doing today.
4 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from vivaldi.com
Built-in software ‘death dates’ are sending thousands of schools’ Chromebooks to the recycling bin by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
If you think that it sucks now, just wait until they get this malware adopted in web standards.
At least currently, you can continue to use your older devices when they get cut off from security updates three years after you buy them. But when this is rolled out, if you do not have a new enough piece of hardware that passes their integrity checks, websites will just tell you to fuck off. You won't even be able to download and install a random free edition of Linux to browse the web anymore, because they won't be certified compliant either, and so websites will likewise block you.
AI regulation is literally a scam by EternalSunset in technology
This AI will ruin the open and public Internet. That's because more and more websites will lock themselves down to ensure that only humans can view them, to prevent machine scraping. And the fucking Captchas that the pricks devise get more hostile to actual humans every year, especially if you have a disability.
Have no fear though, as long as you stay logged into a Microsoft or Google account at all times while browsing, they will let you skip the captchas (because they know you are a human). So basically the guys who literally created the problem will also have control over the solution, and be laughing all the way to the bank while they exploit all your personal info even more than they do now.
Judge tosses FTC attempt to stall Microsoft-Activision deal by Myocarditis-Man in technology
Watching Microsoft consume the games industry is a lot like watching cancer spread. Both are about as healthy for the patient in the long run. It's like people learned absolutely nothing from the introduction of the MalwareBox One ten years ago. https://www.theverge.com/2013/6/19/4445984/xbox-one-policy-reversal-changes
Judge tosses FTC attempt to stall Microsoft-Activision deal
4 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from theregister.com
With Firefox 115, users on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will automatically be moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) ... Moving users to the ESR 115 version of Firefox will allow Mozilla to continue providing security updates until at least September 2024. by neolib in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
If you think the "problem" of users running unsupported versions of Windows is bad now, it's gonna get ten times worse when Windows 10 support ends and a lot of machines can't run Windows 11.
Are you a gas guzzler? The government might try to persuade you to switch to an EV by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Last I checked, power from the grid is not cheap either. What you will wind up doing here, is giving them more of an excuse to inflate your already obscene air conditioning bill in the summer up to new astronomical heights. I mean this is what will happen when everyone transitions to EV's.
You know what the USA is currently doing with groceries now? That being running an experiment to see just how much you are willing to pay for food at the grocery store? Well, they'll do the same thing to your power bill as more people transition to EV's.. How much do you really want to (can you afford to) keep the lights on and the temperature in your dwelling below a hundred degrees in the summer time, anyway?
A Tesla owner says he was locked out of his EV after its 12-volt battery died amid the Texas heat by [deleted] in technology
Electronic door locks are probably the dumbest shit ever. Well maybe Internet connected door locks take the cake, but still.
People who need to think harder about the Terminator movie franchise made an AI design a computer chip that works. by iamonlyoneman in technology
Another reason I do not fear robots, is software quality. So many programs break/bug out when the user does something as simple as provide them excessive or spurious input.
We've also seen bugs where a simple text message can crash or hijack a phone.
So in the future, if robots do declare war on humanity, all the humans have to do, is exploit a buffer overflow.
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I'm with the group that firmly believes AI will never declare war on humanity. Instead, it will be used by the self-appointed people at the top (governments, rich) to more effectively control and exploit the poor.
This is what the future will be more like, except that instead of all your shit getting shut down due to a baseless accusation from a human being, the process will be 100% automated, when an AI flagged your profile for some random arbitrary reason.
Rocky Linux first to recover from CentOS source purge by Myocarditis-Man in Linux
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
All authors of GPL software seriously need to play hardball with Red Hat/IBM and notify them of termination of license for breach of the GPL.
Something like: "You are blatantly and willfully violating both the spirit and the letter of the terms that govern my software, by adding additional terms and punishing the users downstream who redestribute it's source code. Stop shipping it immediately."
That would be bitchin'. If they continue shipping and ignore you, everybody sue them all at once; everyone who can, that is.
Rocky Linux first to recover from CentOS source purge
5 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/Linux from theregister.com
Rocky Linux first to recover from CentOS source purge by Myocarditis-Man in technology
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5 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from theregister.com
Reddit Goes Nuclear, Removes Moderators of Subreddits That Continued To Protest by awdrifter in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
How nice for them. I won't be engaging with that website any longer. Hopefully a substantial chunk of former users feel the same way.
European Union votes to bring back replaceable phone batteries by 0_0 in technology
Wrestling with the idea of replacing the battery in my ancient Zenfone 2 Z00a. It is from 2015, but has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, so should still be way more than good enough.
This is good and all, but we still need a way to get affordable batteries from reputable manufacturers. I don't want to carry the $5 knock-off maybe-a-fireball in my pocket, thanks.
US government agencies hit in global cyberattack (because God forbid the American gov be competent in any area) by [deleted] in technology
Hey that's not fair. They are plenty competent at making life worse for poor people, and simultaneously giving giant corporations like Disney and AT&T whatever they want. at the expense of everyone and everything else. Last I checked I'm paying almost ten bucks for a fucking box of plain old Cheerios' now.
Reddit Threatens to Remove Moderators From Subreddits Continuing Apollo-Related Blackouts by awdrifter in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 10 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Reddit has outlived it's usefulness and it's time for the Internet to collectively move on. Hopefully management continues to make bad decisions which drive more and more people away until the platform just collapses like Myspace. We need more decentralization online and less censorship anyway.
Amazon Locked Man Out of Smart Home Devices for a Week After False Racism Accusation by Drewski in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
People ask me "why" when I say I don't trust the cloud. This, this is why. And hackers. And governments. And rogue/corrupt employees. And when the company just doesn't feel like supporting or allowing me to use what I paid for anymore.
Github code search in repositories now requires login by orangered in technology
If Microsoft made toilets, I would have to log in (get it?) before taking a dump. And then the thing would always get jammed half way down.
The military owns nothing - can't fix its own billion dollar aircraft by zyxzevn in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Night vision goggles as a subscription, when? Soldier is on a mission but gets left in the dark because somebody forgot to renew it, a cert expired, or the enemy is jamming the connection to the cloud and so the goggles can't phone home to see if they're still supposed to work.
Windows is Dead: Microsoft Adds Mandatory System-Wide Artificial Intelligence Engine “Windows Copilot” to Windows 11, Promising “Helpfulness.” Exactly How Will Your Data be Analyzed? by Questionable in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago* (0 children)
There are actually people out there who don't understand and comprehend the fact that AI routines will inevitably be used by corporations and government to sift through every word you type and the content of every file on your computer. Documents, videos, photos, music, you name it. This will go beyond hash checking, and be more like automated content fingerprinting. "Let us help you by automatically finding all of the photos with your wife in them!"
These algorithms will eventually even run while offline. I mean while offline is still an option at all; because they are using predatory malware tactics to force people to link their computers to an online account whether the user wants this or not, and as soon as they've suckered enough grandmas in, they can prevent offline use entirely by claiming that it is now the only option due to popular demand, and "for security!"
Facebook owner Meta hit with record £1,043,744,000 fine for mishandling user data by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
There are two types of fines. Trivial ones, and big ones. First is the type that a company just pays with a smile because they made twice as much money doing the misdeeds that they're being fined for in the first place. An example of that is here. https://apnews.com/article/settlement-fake-public-comments-net-neutrality-ae1f69a1f5415d9f77a41f07c3f6c358
And then there are the huge fines; companies typically just weasel out of those.
Windows 11 is so broken that even Microsoft can’t fix it by [deleted] in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
More likely it is due to all the cloud integration, and the constant phoning home at every step of the operation of the machine. They broke the start menu before,precisely this way, as I showed in my other comment.
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By far my favorite Windows 11 story.
It doesn't get any more late-stage capitalist than this.
opens calculator and puts in 2+2.
*Calculator says "please wait while we load the answer, and enjoy a word from our sponsors".
*30 seconds later, it says an error has occurred, "something went wrong", because it couldn't contact the ad network, and refuses to solve the math problem.
Nvidia RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti Will Only Have 8GB of VRAM by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
8GB of memory on a $400 graphics card in the year 2023 folks. It's dog-shit, e-waste, and trash all at the same time! Seriously you could send this thing to Ethiopia, and they would laugh at you and send it back.
Nvidia RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti Will Only Have 8GB of VRAM
6 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from headtr1p.com
OURS-project - step-by-step instructions to build a smartphone that is open-source, upgradeable, repairable, and Big Tech free by [deleted] in technology
Cool idea, but remote attestation will eventually put an end to projects like this. I.e. you can refuse to play ball with big tech, and build a product that is independent of them, but they will shut you out of most online services (Youtube, Netflix, games, banking) and maybe the Internet entirely because you don't, and can't, pass their remote attestation.
Remote attestation is about locking down the Internet the same way they did with cable TV. Yes, there was a time where you could just plug your random VCR into your cable TV and record all the shows you wanted, and keep them forever. Now you have to use some proprietary spyware-infused shit-box from the cable company that will delete your recordings in thirty days and track everything you do.
Microsoft is able to look inside your password protected zip files by Myocarditis-Man in technology
[–]Myocarditis-Man[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago* (0 children)
"Serious questions about privacy and security"
It's the cloud. Privacy literally does not exist.
PS: Malware is not the only thing they are looking for. They will also be looking for hashes of anything the government and private cartels such as the movie industry do not approve of.
Microsoft is able to look inside your password protected zip files
6 months ago by Myocarditis-Man to /s/technology from betanews.com