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#1 Re: Off-topic » What are you reading/want to read ? » 2021-07-11 11:24:51

golinux wrote:

Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19

Stephanie Seneff Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge MA, 02139, USA
Greg Nigh Naturopathic Oncology, Immersion Health, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Thanks, downloaded. If you are interested i stumbled upon this today, not really a book but hits on a similar theme. Few links inside the write up that are worth reading as well.

Bioethics Of Experimental Covid Vaccine Deployment under EUA.
Robert W Malone, MD, MS1

I provide this brief essay for the TrialSite community because you are involved or at least interested in human subject clinical research. By way of background, please understand that I am a vaccine specialist and advocate, as well as the original inventor of the mRNA vaccine (and DNA vaccine) core platform technology. But I also have extensive training in bioethics from the University of Maryland, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Harvard Medical School, and advanced clinical development and regulatory affairs are core competencies for me.

Continue reading the rest here: … oing-down/

#2 Re: Devuan » Windows 11 will _enforce_ Secure Boot » 2021-07-10 15:20:18

starbreaker wrote:
denk_mal wrote:

Maybe there is anopther solution. Using ARM CPU's instead of amd64 like apple do could be the right step.
No TPM, no Intel ME, no meltdown and spectre and faster with less power consumption.

I would not be surprised if Distributors like System76, Tuxedo and others would bring out such devices if Win10++ came to the market.

Well, if I haven't already had my midlife crisis I could buy a Talos II rig instead of a Harley.

If i could mix and match the specs of the talos II with a compulab airtop 3 setup id be a happy boomer.

#3 Re: Off-topic » Easy website from github pages. » 2021-07-10 15:04:14

msi wrote:
dice wrote:

I decided to go all monospace fonts as well as i believe it looks better and more readable imo.

I find this slightly problematic because, doing it that way, you lose the simplest possible way of denoting inline code, which is also the standard way of denoting inline code.

I could perhaps denote inline code where necessary with css styles and marking the beginning and end of the code with a say capitals like [BEGIN_CODE] code [END_CODE] ? I see your point though.

Inspiration for that all monospace look,

#4 Re: Off-topic » Easy website from github pages. » 2021-07-10 11:42:01

Thanks again starbreaker, that really helped me understand how to get the html and css together better, its easier to configure css when the page is layed out with page regions as described. I decided to go all monospace fonts as well as i believe it looks better and more readable imo.

#5 Re: Off-topic » Easy website from github pages. » 2021-07-09 14:01:57

duly noted, thanks for your insight msi, appreciate it. Its little things like this that make the web worthwhile and accessible for everyone.

Updated but still a wip:

#6 Re: Off-topic » Easy website from github pages. » 2021-07-09 12:51:05

Had a bit of time to sit down and look into that web accessibility starbreaker, only one alert now saying no page regions, ill hopefully get a handle on that soon. Thanks again.

Thanks for the tips head on a stick, changed to plain serif and monospace for the font, good point.

I actually copied that same bmfw web site, just took elements from it i wanted to make my own. Yours is a good example of getting the message across with kiss principles. Thanks for the link too, i dont plan on learning javascript when there is so much that can be done with css and html on there own.

#7 Re: Off-topic » Easy website from github pages. » 2021-07-08 15:50:27

Thanks starbreaker, good learning tool that website. Made some corrections, still learning though.

#8 Off-topic » Easy website from github pages. » 2021-07-08 15:16:09

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Thought i would post my effort in creating a website on github pages. No javascript, just html and css.

Please let me know of any errors in this mockup. As it is it just content for the sake of content to learn from, i intend to go in other directions in the future.

#9 Re: Off-topic » Presentation of LinuC » 2021-07-08 07:25:05

LinuC wrote:

Your reaction is really paranoid! noscript? I guess I hit the bull's eye smile

Not paranoid just security conscious. Usually if a webpage has some html and css it will show even with noscript enabled, not sure why it doesnt for your website?

#10 Re: Documentation » yad tips and tricks. » 2021-07-08 07:20:23

messing about in yad again with my openbox/tint2 setup.

Here is a nice script you could use as a Places dialog button in tint2. I use spacefm as file manager, you could use pcmanfm etc etc.
What this does is bring up small yad dialog you can choose to open your file manager and cd into various directories.


dialog=$(yad --window-icon=gtk-directory --mouse --timeout=3 --title "Select Directory" --form --field=Choose:DIR)
path=$(echo $dialog | awk 'BEGIN {FS="|" } { print $1 }')

spacefm "$path"

#11 Re: Documentation » HowTo - Install Ceres packages on a Beowulf system with Bedrock » 2021-07-07 15:24:31

I might give this a try, thanks. I tried bedrock linux a few years ago on an artix linux base with voidlinux strata and it worked ok. Void had some packages in their repos that artix didnt etc etc.

I can see the added benefits of doing this though (having newer unstable packages on a stable base via bedrock) and it seems like a maybe better idea than mixing distros package managers. Still begs the question of overall stability.

#12 Re: Off-topic » Presentation of LinuC » 2021-07-07 15:18:48

noscript completely blocks this website. Not visiting ....

#13 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Audacity and Musescore Spyware problem » 2021-07-07 15:10:01

seems like they had to still negotiate away from musescores google and yandex affiliation though. Had it flown under they radar would they have bothered? Seems like they want to go proprietary in the longer term.

#14 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Audacity and Musescore Spyware problem » 2021-07-06 11:29:07

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Have some faith in the developers, they won't let telemetry in the official repositories.

I had not thought of it like that, Firefox for one stands out i believe, but most likely a different scenario due to being a browser, i dont know just asking?

#15 Re: Devuan » Windows 11 will _enforce_ Secure Boot » 2021-07-06 11:19:18

I really hope my next computer will not be something microsoft has had a hand in making and or had influence on.

I did watch a video i cant find right now of a person saying that win11 will only be for the very latest machines on the market, ie; those with tpm2 and the latest version of secure boot plus some other mentions about ram a cpu requirements, but not sure how true that is due to the many video's popping up saying they can get around this with software tweaks.

#16 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Audacity and Musescore Spyware problem » 2021-07-05 13:45:57

Ive been reading about this over at reddit.

I read you could sandbox it and disallow network activity with firejail. Which i believe may stop any telemetry?

firejail --net=none audacity

I dont even think that needs doing as a start up command as firejail has a profile for audacity with the package firejail-profiles with the setting net none

Im devuan testing at the moment but here is the profile.

# Firejail profile for audacity
# Description: Fast, cross-platform audio editor
# This file is overwritten after every install/update
# Persistent local customizations
include audacity.local
# Persistent global definitions
include globals.local

noblacklist ${HOME}/.audacity-data
noblacklist ${DOCUMENTS}
noblacklist ${MUSIC}



caps.drop all
net none
protocol unix
shell none

private-bin audacity

# problems on Fedora 27
# dbus-user none
# dbus-system none

#17 Off-topic » » 2021-07-04 13:18:53

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if you are interested in html and css, web page design etc this is a really good link to some lessons all free, beautiful page layout too.

#18 Re: Off-topic » Today I Learned » 2021-07-04 12:26:44

Yesterday really but playing around with it some more today. I seem to be gravitating towards encryption, fascinating stuff imo, especially this post quantum computing cryptography.

its in the repos - do a # apt install codecrypt

Codecrypt - ccr

The post-quantum cryptography tool.

Codecrypt is currently unmaintained, although I still successfully use it. If you are interested in developing/maintaining it, ping me.

This is a GnuPG-like unix program for encryption and signing that uses only quantum-computer-resistant algorithms:

    McEliece cryptosystem (compact QC-MDPC variant) for encryption
    Hash-based Merkle tree algorithm (FMTSeq variant) for digital signatures

Codecrypt is free software. The code is licensed under terms of LGPL3 in a good hope that it will make combinations with other tools easier.
Why this?

Go read

#19 Re: Installation » Minimal KDE install in Beowulf » 2021-06-30 15:24:51

this is a fairly decent overview of what you may want in below link. … 10-buster/

even though it says debian buster it should apply to devuan as well as long as you are aware of the differences in the installers.

#20 Re: Off-topic » Today I Learned » 2021-06-30 14:43:58

starbreaker wrote:

TIL that cpupower-gui is a handy way to throttle clock speeds on my machines so that they aren't running quite as hot in the summer (they make good space heaters in the winter).

Nice gui utility that one. So many hidden gems inside debian.

Today i learnt about cryfs.

cryfs - cryptographic filesystem for the cloud

CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere.

       The  goal  of  CryFS is not only to keep file contents, but also file sizes, metadata and directory structure confidential.  CryFS uses en‐
       crypted same-size blocks to store both the files themselves and the block's relations to another.  These blocks are  stored  as  individual
       files in the base directory, which can then be synchronized with cloud services such as Dropbox.

       The  blocks  are  encrypted using a random key, which is stored in a configuration file encrypted by the user's passphrase.  By default, it
       will be stored together with the data in the base directory, but you can choose a different location if you do not want it in your cloud or
       when using a weak passphrase.

#21 Re: Off-topic » Music » 2021-06-28 15:02:50

Songs for an empty world, Dark Isolation Music mixed by Atrium Carceri for Cryo Chamber

#22 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED] Kernel hardening for Intel CPU and fix memory leak in Linux » 2021-06-28 12:12:24

Eaglet wrote:
dice wrote:

Thanks for sharing

one should definitely read up on linux kernel parameters. … eters.html

I tried a few of those parameters awhile ago, i think disabling smt caused my rig to lock up.

If you have problems booting with the new Linux kernel parameters, then you can edit the boot parameters in the Grub menu when the bootloader starts. Unfortunately, I cannot check the performance of these parameters on many computers, since I do not have such an opportunity. I only urge specialists, especially in information security, to carefully read the official documentation for the possibility of self-defense of the Linux kernel.

I havent used your list of parameters, i tried some of the tails linux recommended  parameters , not sure exactly which one locked up my computer but the mds=full,nosmt seems to stand out to me, after removing that i had no issues. It definitely a case by case basis, not all intel computers are made the same. … hardening/

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Cinnamon timer no longer working for suspend/screensaving » 2021-06-28 11:57:58

depending on how you want blanking and suspend setup you can use xset commands to test if its working.

in your autostart file do something like this below and log out and log back in.

xset s 2 2

this will just test if blanking is working, the screen should blank after 2 minutes with no activity. You will need remove that autostart command and reboot to take it back to normal.

have a look at the archwiki for some settings that may suit you. … _Signaling

Hopefully someone could help you with the cinnamon settings, maybe check if they have a forum or github you can ask.

#24 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [SOLVED] Cinnamon timer no longer working for suspend/screensaving » 2021-06-27 14:58:53

Im not sure what controls screen blanking with cinnamon but im fairly certain you can use xset to fix it.

what does xset -q say in a terminal?

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