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#1 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-06-11 00:50:24

Why did SNL have Will Ferrel as a cast member?

Because they wanted a talking cat. tongue

#2 Re: Off-topic » Firefox is becoming too chrome like. » 2024-06-05 04:34:26

@golinux well yes, you can be tracked wherever you go online. This is correct. The only place this can be false on is what files exist on your computer.  That's not the level of privacy I find ideal... its mediocre to be honest.

The only place going online doesn't reveal, is your files on your computer.

That's privacy hanging by a thread.

#3 Re: Off-topic » Firefox is becoming too chrome like. » 2024-06-03 17:25:58

@steve_v I was actually talking about more than just ads in that context. Backdoors for example as well.

Privacy isn't dead but close to it even with every safeguard you put in place possible.

Only libre software
non backdoored hardware computer + router
ath9k wifi card in both.

My goal is more to protest than to get fully privacy. That would be impossible.

I do however think if malicious entities can get into your files on your computer due to a backdoor, etc...

At that point, your privacy is utterly dead.

That is my definition of privacy being dead.

IF they can view all your files on your computer then yes its dead.

#4 Re: Off-topic » Firefox is becoming too chrome like. » 2024-05-31 02:21:03

@quickfur Even with an openwrt based router?

I have one of those, hence my question.

It also uses ath9k wifi card.

I tend to doubt it is already zero.

Aka, there is some privacy left, if you use linux, coreboot, intel me is diabled type situation with ath9k and your OS has no backdoors.

If that's the case you aren't being spied on by default till you go online and if you have openwrt ath9k router,, another layer.

That's my understanding. However if you go on a non-libre website, then yes, your privacy is trashed on that website even with ublock origin and other precautions in web browser

Point being, you have to jump through so many hoops to have basic protections against privacy invasion.

But then at least you aren't being watched on the OS level with all your files revealed to the web.

Though that's still far from perfect.

This being said, better to starve the data collection beasts of what they want as much as possible.

Its best to protest evil deeds like data collection by starving them as much as you can handle

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Devuan est à la traîne (google: Devuan is lagging behind) ! » 2024-05-28 18:43:18

Steve_v Its always good to derail a thread on any forum for the sake of politics but more so especially if its nonsense!


Am I tight?


#6 Re: Off-topic » Firefox is becoming too chrome like. » 2024-05-28 18:40:06

@quickfur you can still block ads. that is a form of privacy.

When you can no longer do that, things get real bad!

#7 Re: Off-topic » Firefox is becoming too chrome like. » 2024-05-24 05:03:17

@aluma I hope this is sarcasm because Google doesn't care one iota about anything except money.

Their desire is to shred privacy to death. What's left of it anyhow

I assume this is sarcasm though in which case well done.

Just covering my bases though. wink

#8 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Devuan est à la traîne (google: Devuan is lagging behind) ! » 2024-05-24 05:00:45

@brocashelm that is not doing FOSS a favor in anyway shape or form to be:

A: elitst (which is why I detest the archlinux community for their abuse just asking a question in their irc channel and because it wasnt their distro getting heckled and scoffed at)

B: the demon that is windows needs to die not live forever! Besides it hurts the climate using that garbage os due to data centers collecting constantly among other things.

Point being, your suggestion of going back to windows is not above and beyond, its beneath and towards an endless abyss.

#9 Re: Off-topic » Regarding speed, of processors, » 2024-05-23 05:36:30

@Eeqmcsq thats a good point. And I also wondered, this because how much of 16GB let alone 32GB would I be able to use before it runs hot lol. And remember its DDR4.

#10 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Chromium update ruined my shortcut to second profile » 2024-05-23 05:05:48

Strange... no idea why chromium did that.

I wonder if this happens on firefox.

Then again, modern firefox is becoming too chrome like, so maybe.

#11 Re: Off-topic » Regarding speed, of processors, » 2024-05-23 05:04:26


That would still be good enough for me. Besides, it probably will not heat up as easily as the I7-3520M. IT doesn't take much to heat that device up lol.

RK3588 probably will not only be better with heat transfer but also battery usage as well.

Even though pocket mnt reform would have a small battery, its screen is small, so... that helps the battery life. Can't say the same for the heat transfer though.

Appreciate your help in this.

Although I still have to wait for him to sell it. big_smile

#12 Re: Off-topic » Regarding speed, of processors, » 2024-05-23 04:46:30

@Eeqmcsq So basically I should expect speeds similar to a 2018 amd processor if I get the rk3588?

That's still better than the speeds I got now lol.

Currently, I have ivy bridge. This sounds like it would blow that out of the water potentially. By x2 at least if not more.

i7-3520M is what I have on this specific computer. 8GB of DDR3 ram also for a bit of info.

Not to mention 7 inch device with that would probably be even faster due to screen size as well.

Which definitely interests me.

#13 Re: Off-topic » Regarding speed, of processors, » 2024-05-23 03:32:22

@Eeqmcsq Actually, more specifically, which AMD processor is that and from what gen and what year was it produced?

And how good is it compared to current laptop grade processors? Or even 2012+ ones

If you could help answer that, it would help me.

#14 Off-topic » Regarding speed, of processors, » 2024-05-21 12:13:26

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I wondered how fast RK3399 and RK3588 would be compared to intel or amd processors.

Also, I wondered if 32GB of DDR4 RAM is worth it for the RK3588.

In that pocket mnt reform device. I assume 16GB makes more sense, but I also wonder what processors of intel and amd are those two rockchip devices comparable to.

I saw on some benchmarks it is only slightly faster than a sandybridge laptop on the one hand... but on the other hand in some benchmarks, it says the performance is close to that of the N100 intel celeron processor from 2021.

Anyone have any answers?

Wondering if its as capable as a six gen intel mobile processor.

Or if its better or worse and to what degree.

#15 Re: ARM Builds » Question regarding mnt reform, again, but different! » 2024-05-10 03:17:03

Thought I should add, the mnt reform original will soon be supported in using rk3588.

A processor close to half the speed of the Apple M1.

He is currently working on making it work for the pocket mnt reform too.

Anywho, just bumping to mention also, that the RK3588 is soon to be supported without the boot blob as well.

#16 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-05-10 03:14:17


I make period jokes to people with puns like when I see an opening, so when I say you are really good at this, I mean you really ARE!

You don't need any jumpstart at all to do this, do you...

Not even someone saying something...



#17 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-05-07 19:22:44

I wanted a hug from a fish, so I looked for a cuddlefish.


#18 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » How much RAM do I need to install a Devuan? » 2024-05-07 19:21:58

I thought I should mention, if you want to compile something from source, you probably want more like 4GB in some cases for ram.

The more jobs being done, the more ram being needed.

Although you also probably want a dual core ivybridge at minimum for that also. smile

#19 Re: Devuan » liblzma CVE-2024-3094 » 2024-04-21 02:08:02

@steve_v btw, love your signature about GNOME. I dislike those punks too.

One problem comes to mind with Gentoo btw, cpu usage is a lot.

Unless I am mistaken and something is being missed here.

I want my computers to be more efficient and use less power and Gentoo wouldn't improve on that I don't think.

Although, OpenBSD could be the same, so idk.

Not sure how OpenBSD does power saving wise on old hardware vs new hardware.

And for that matter, architectures like ARM as well including 64 bit.

#20 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-04-21 02:04:33

@quickfur oh boy, that last one was lame and I love it.

#21 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-04-19 22:35:17

I got one I remembered, what is the similarities of miachel jackson and mcdonalds?

Their 40 year old meat and ten year old buns! O!!!!!!!!!!!1

If this goes too far, feel free to let me know.

I am not completely sure

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Beowulf updates - no release file » 2024-04-16 23:54:16


How strange... I thought backports lasted as long as the stable  version including oldstable, etc... was supported

#23 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2024-04-16 23:51:05

A man using a bong walks into a bar and the bartender throws rocks at him and the man exclaims why?

And the bartender says, that's what we do to hippies, we stone them!


#24 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Beowulf updates - no release file » 2024-04-16 18:01:37

I was going to say...

I know its listed as being oldoldstable.

Seems we all make our share of errors. wink

#25 Re: Other Issues » backdoor targeting deb and rpm via systemd? » 2024-04-14 20:11:53

@steve_v probsably true not  alot of doing. Idk, all the questions posed here are a lot to even ponder let alone fix. I know only one distro that has done any of this as previously stated. So... yeah its a mess.

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