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    Is passlist and blocklist usage really so hard?

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      Is it really so hard to realize many people are simply unaware of the controversy?

      Is it really so hard to realize people are creatures of habit and do not even realize they are using non-preferred nomenclature?

      Is it really so hard to realize that scolding them like this is counterproductive, because they will automatically become defensive?

      I could have phrased this nicer and more constructive. Could you?

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        100% – I’m leaving my comment up as it was a silly and unconstructive knee jerk reaction. Thank you.

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        This page is at least 9 years old; it was submitted to HN in 2011.

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        For short and ephemeral text and images, check out the “note to self” feature of Signal. It appears as the name of one of your contacts. This requires your devices be linked, but approximates the lazy email-it-to-yourself approach with an added layer of reasonable privacy.

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          Signal is my usual go to. What I’m sending is often long untypable passwords, so I keep the disapearing messages set to 5 minutes as well.

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            Yep! I’ve been using this too but it felt clunky still.

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              How so? What would you change?

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                I don’t think there’s much I could change but it isn’t as seamless as iOS Universal Clipboard or Airdrop

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              I use this feature all the time. It’s great for sending non-url things to other devices. For URL things, I uuse Firefox’s “Send to Device” function that works when you have browser sync enabled.

              Edit to Add: Slightly OT, in F-Droid there is an app called Exif-Scrambler. It’s a wonderful tool for scrubbing metadata out of pictures. Share to Exif-Scrambler, then E-S will scrub metadata and present you with another share option, at which point I use Note to Self on Signal.

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                Does it bother you that Signal for desktop is not encrypted?

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                  I assume you mean “not encrypted at rest”? Doesn’t bother me personally (if you control my user account you have ~everything anyways).

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                I took a handful of extremely good classes in grad school that were life-changing for me … specifically an Advanced Computer Security seminar where I met people and did projects that helped me get where I am today. However, 80% of it was a waste, just classes I didn’t really care about that were required for the program. I’d find those couple of specific classes that are really important to you, excel in them, and don’t worry about a whole degree.

                (I went during the last recession, when the best jobs I could get paid surprisingly poorly, so the opportunity cost was relatively low. Today things are different!)

                Sadly, there’s good evidence that companies negatively select against MS degree holders: https://blog.alinelerner.com/how-different-is-a-b-s-in-computer-science-from-a-m-s-in-computer-science-when-it-comes-to-recruiting .

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                  I have felt the same about my own university experience and have heard others say similar things too. Effectively to the tune of “one or a handful of classes were life changing but the rest wasn’t really useful”. The only issue is, how would you have taken that class if it weren’t for the required curriculum of the degree program? I keep coming back to the question of “How would we discover such life changing courses on their own and outside of academia?”

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                    The world is full of nonsense research and papers; developing effective techniques for finding the gold nuggets is a requirement for success in any field.

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                  https://www.dalanmiller.com/

                  Pretty chill 🧘🏻‍♂️

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                    You can feel the surf dude smiling at you.

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                      It’s quite professional. Articles themselves resemble Medium style, but since it has no annoying popup things it feels cleaner than Medium. Well done.

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                      @djsumdog

                      • I as well tried using Alpine for my NAS but eventually switched to Ubuntu Server. What packages did you find that you ended up using?
                      • Why ZFS over anything else?
                      • What’s your methodology around drive prices? Is there a certain cents per GB that you wait for?
                      • Does your NAS do anything other than be an NFS host? NFSv3 or v4?
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                        I don’t have very many packages installed. The major ones are: cryptsetup (luks), efibootmgr, fish (my favourite shell), gptfdisk, grub-efi, htop, iproute2 (busybox ip is limited), lsblk (for block UUIDs), lvm2, nfs-utils, smartmontools, vim, zfs, util-linux (again, to replace busybox tools) .. a few others.

                        I tried out ZFS a few years ago and it’s been very stable. I like how it does snapshots which makes backups way easier (if you move a folder, rsync will want to delete and recreate all the files. With zfs snapshots, it will send a diff of only the metadata). Since zfs-0.8 now supports native encryption, I no longer need zfs+luks. The boot drive is still ext4+luks. I hope to have a guide on the install soon.

                        For drives, I just have two primary (storage-main, 18TB, storage-alt 12TB) and their backups (14TB and 10TB). I was super minimalist for a while and wanted to carry everything on just one hard drive. So I’ll usually spend more for large drives and do full backups, rather than try to do RAID + some other backup solution.

                        Right now it’s just NFS4. I had samba running on my old one for the Windows box and I’ll probably set that up again. I’ve been meaning to implement NFS4+krb encryption; hope to get a guide up on that soon too.

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                        While I think that encouraging open source contributions is really important, the tooling to support this seems broken.

                        A different point entirely, why are we still shipping free t-shirts around the world in 2020?

                        • The earth is constantly on fire.
                        • The shirts and logistics are at best carbon-neutral (but will inevitable still require logistics which put greenhouse gases into the air)
                        • Do people really need more t-shirts?
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                          Do people really need more t-shirts?

                          If no one goes crazy with implications about me being racist or something, I can probably answer - yes.

                          These people are often from India (or the whole IO region, including Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), especially from rural and countryside areas which are exceptionally poor compared to their Western counterparts, but yet become “digitalized” and connected to the Web which accelerated way faster than other “quality of life” areas there, to the point there’s sometimes cheaper and easier to find the cellphone/computer and send gigabytes of data than get a regular healthy food, cloths or even clean water.

                          So, young people there got technology, but didn’t get the knowledge, yet due to various cultural influences and legacy they still want to prove “india stronk and superpower by 2020”. This is mostly why the Android enthusiasts community is completely trashed now (the smartphones are orders of magnitude more popular than PCs in these regions) and while other areas are also getting the “indian bit” attached, it’s not as clearly visible as for example on XDA forum.

                          Yet still, they must eat, drink and wear something. So when someone spotted the Hacktoberfest with giveway, everyone rushed there hoping to get free stuff which might be actually useful in their daily lives, as t-shirts are.

                          Many of these people don’t actually know they do something bad, because they lack the knowledge, language and basics of “development culture” yet they still are pretty much convinced about doing good and being important and valuable. We should somehow address that and at least try to understand (which is different than accepting the state) and maybe redirect them into some sort of “incubators” for OSS projects to not harm the actual upstream. And while I’m not a fan of “lowering the bar” (and I don’t want anyone to do this) it might be valuable to direct these people into (currently non-existent) places where they could grasp the dev culture and actual technical knowledge helping each other without getting in the way of anyone else, and then pick most prominent ones.

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                            If we don’t need t-shirts shipped around the globe maybe there should be better distribution lines? Or just get rid of globalization, period? /s

                            Honestly, no, the typical developer probably doesn’t need more (free) t-shirts, but after not going to conferences for a few years I think I average getting one new t-shirt per year. And the Hacktoberfest one I have is one I like.

                            I don’t really see a big difference to buying any sort of non-eco-whatever local brand clothing. Hacktoberfest was a niche event and I guess 2019 it saw a pretty big uptick in popularity. I still think the shipping for these few t-shirts isn’t even noticeable, compare to (nearly) free shipping for electronics stuff from china and people don’t even bother, just order single items because they’re cheaper (sometimes 10-100x) than buying them without shipping in a local store.

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                            Something actually good for photo management and editing..

                            • RAW processing must be done on the GPU, as in vkdt, but like, write it in Rust, using wgpu or something. There is a raw loader in Rust already, use it
                            • don’t use imgui type things for UI noooooo just use GTK please and make it look nice and simple and GNOME-ish
                            • what is infuriating about Lightroom and every clone is that they treat exports as fire-and-forget. If you browse the library, it re-renders from RAW all the time, maybe using some kind of cache (badly). I do want to manage the JPEGs! In fact I want to see the JPEGs most of the time but if RAW exists for a photo I want a “redevelop” button to exist of course. And the discovery of the RAW origin of the JPEG must be really “bulletproof”, no matter how I move stuff around the FS as long as it’s below the directories the software knows about.
                              • conversely, software like digiKam that aims to organize all the things is usually not great at RAW.
                            • why does everything suck over NFS. I store photos in NFS shares, please take it into account and access everything optimally. Don’t mmap the photos. Don’t use SQLite databases that don’t work over NFS. Argh.
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                              All the putative Lightroom replacements are terrible. I would happily pay what I pay to Adobe to literally anyone else for software that did the 60% of what Lightroom does that I use.

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                                Do you / others hate capture one? Seemed pretty good from my limited use but not mentioned in any of these replies.

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                                  Can you expand on the things in Lightroom you find most useful?

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                                    Organizating, developing, importing and exporting. And I don’t do that much developing in Lightroom, but I do use Photoshop, which opens a whole other kettle of fish.

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                                  This is not the answer you want, but

                                  why does everything suck over NFS

                                  … is because NFS itself sucks.

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                                    why does everything suck over NFS. I store photos in NFS shares, please take it into account and access everything optimally. Don’t mmap the photos. Don’t use SQLite databases that don’t work over NFS. Argh.

                                    I feel your pain!

                                    I’ve been continually disappointed at how poorly many Linux apps perform when run on an NFS file share.

                                    Also, I do not speak for my employer, but I work for the AWS EFS team and my service presents itself as an NFS file share, so we see a fair bit of customer pain around this as well.

                                    It surprises me how little innovation I see in the remote filesystem space these days given that we have pervasive gig speed networking growing on trees and computers so fast that the processing load of the NFS protocol is largely inconsequential for many use cases.

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                                      I work in the data space and everything is moving to “the cloud” and that typically means object stores. People have wasted too much money on things like HDFS, they just want to store files somewhere and not have to think about it. (The pain that these are not really file systems is largely ignored)

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                                        Yeah it sometimes surprises people how many use case really work well when implemented on a file system, especially one that has reasonable capabilities for locking and the like.

                                        That’s true everywhere from the back end where people are storing raw seething data all the way up to the consumer user experience where Apple tried DESPERATELY for the first decade of its life to hide the fact that there was a UNIX-ish userland behind the curtain with a bog standard traditional filesystem, and even they’ve gone back on that by providing their “Files” app and interface in recent releases.

                                        Files are just an incredibly useful way to think about data from just about every angle. Certainly not THE ONLY way or THE BEST way because such descriptors are pointless when talking about abstractions.

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                                          In a sense, files are a reasonable (of course almost nothing is perfect, and files are not) implementation of a core and almost unavoidable notion of compartmentalisation, or a Bunch Of Stuff, together with the clearly desirable idea of using various tools on the same Bunch Of Stuff… Hard to avoid that completely!

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                                      Second on every LightRoom clone being… not great. Sadly I’ve stuck with actually paying for LightRoom, but I would gladly pay $80+ one time for an adequate replacement.

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                                        No, my complaints apply to Lightroom itself too — at least back when I used it, export worked exactly the same way there.

                                        I actually like the editing part of RawTherapee more than Lightroom :P

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                                          I’m just getting started. The auto button is much better in LightRoom :’)

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                                        Have you seen Darktable? I think it covers most of your bases.

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                                          Of course. The remarks about Lightroom and its clones definitely apply. Also its GPU support is incomplete and based on OpenCL – with some advanced usage of OpenCL that’s not supported by Mesa Clover (the “images” feature especially).

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                                          I do want to manage the JPEGs! In fact I want to see the JPEGs most of the time but if RAW exists for a photo I want a “redevelop” button to exist of course

                                          You’ve probably tried it, and it has its own warts, but digikam does track the jpeg and allows you to re-import raw images. Just letting you know if you haven’t tried it before :)

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                                          Finishing my script to help me upload 70K photos into Google Photos. Such a nightmare.

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                                            An interesting take. Glad to see Linux is still an option and really surprising that perceived performance between KDE and Gnome have flipped.

                                            • Surprising to hear that there isn’t a Google Drive client on Linux (as I recall there used to be one), don’t many engineers at Google use “Goobuntu”? Perhaps they don’t open source the client for public use.
                                            • I know that Steam works on both, do you find that your OS dictates what games you play most, or no?
                                            • OP didn’t mention the screen quality or eyesight issues, curious if there is a noticeable difference between the two? As I suspect there would be.
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                                              Goobuntu (Ubuntu) was replaced by gLinux (Debian) a couple of years ago for maintainability reasons. They’re functionally the same though.

                                              The machines that we develop on is about what we think gets the programming job done, not as an indication of the target platform.

                                              My guess is that the numbers were crunched and found that Linux users would not have made up enough share to warrant a client. I’ve never missed it, I do all my office work directly in the browser, and we have company-wide disk snapshotting for backup purposes. On my laptop (which isn’t snapshotted) I use RSync.

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                                                Ahh interesting, thanks for the update.

                                                The machines that we develop on is about what we think gets the programming job done, not as an indication of the target platform.

                                                Of course, but I’d imagine that some engineers would want to have native document sync with GDrive. I also use GDrive, but honestly found the syncing annoying when the usage flow is nearly always New tab > drive.google.com > search doc. But certainly someone on gLinux wanted to keep it? :shrug:

                                                What exactly are you rsync’ing against?

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                                                  Laptop (not snapshotted) > Desktop (snapshotted)

                                                  But yeah, we just use the web interface for all docs writing stuff. For documentation (not documents), we have an internal Markdown renderer (think GitHub wiki with internal integrations). No one writes documents outside of a centralized system, and so has no need to back them up with a client.

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                                                (I’m not OP) I recently started playing games on Linux via Steam. For reference, I’ve never been a Windows gamer – had been a console gamer up to that point. To answer your question:

                                                do you find that your OS dictates what games you play most, or no

                                                Pretty much. I play only what will work, so that means the game must either officially be supported under “Steam OS + Linux”, or work via Proton. But this is just me. Others are free to dual boot, which, of course, vastly broadens their spectrum of available games.

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                                                  I used to be a dual booter, but since Proton, so many games have been working on Linux that I stopped booting to Windows. Then at some point my windows installation broke and I never bothered to fix it.

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                                                    That’s cool. However, I think we’re a ways off from totally being on par with native Windows. Several anti-cheat systems are triggered by running under Linux. And protondb shows that there are still many games that don’t run.

                                                    That said, things are improving steadily month by month, so that’s encouraging.

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                                                      That’s true, I didn’t mean to imply that all games I would like to play work on Proton now. But enough of them work now that instead of dealing with Windows for a game that doesn’t work on Proton, I usually just go and find something else that does.

                                                      If you have a group of gaming buddies, that obviously won’t work, though. It won’t be long before they get hooked up to a Windows-only game.

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                                                    Same here, I find the biggest area where I need to switch back to windows is for multiplayer. I used to lan a lot and still have many of those contacts. I find a lot of games that have a host/client multiplayer, for example RTS games, have issues on linux even if the single-player works flawlessly. This means I have to keep dual boot available.

                                                    Even though linux does strongly influence which games I play, the range and variety is amazing and it is not reducing the quality or diversity of games I play at all. There are just a few windows only titles that I might play slightly more if they were available on linux.

                                                    While we are on the subject, what are people’s recommendations for a gaming distro? I am on Mint at the moment which is good, but I like to have options.

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                                                      Frankly, I’m not sure you need a gaming distro. I’ve had little issues running Steam and Wine (using Lutris) games on Void Linux, Debian, etc. (Mind you: always using Nvidia.)

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                                                        I actually phrased that really badly, thanks for the correction. I tried out a dedicated gaming distro and it was rubbish. Mint is a variation on Ubuntu.I was looking at Debian to try next.

                                                        It seems like the thing to look for is just something well supported with all the common libraries, so most big distros appear to be fine for gaming. The reason I am not entirely pleased with Mint is that they seem a bit too conservative in terms of adding new stuff to the package manager when it comes out. On the one hand that makes it more stable, but on the other games use a lot of weird stuff sometimes and it makes things a bit messy if you have to install things from outside the package manager.

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                                                        I don’t know if I’d call it a gaming distro, but I have been using Gentoo for many years, and it seems to be doing just fine with Steam (which I just installed a couple months ago).

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                                                      perceived performance between KDE and Gnome have flipped

                                                      Gnome Shell is huge and slow. A Canonical engineer (Ubuntu has switched from Unity to Gnome) has recently started to improve its performance with very good results but this also shows how terrible the performance was before: memory leaks, huge redraws all of the time and no clipping, … Now this needs to trickle down to users and the comments might change then.

                                                      PS: KDE has not gotten a lot more bloat or slowness over the years and I don’t know if Gnome will be faster and lighter or if both will be similar.

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                                                        The lack of a Google Drive client is shameful, but I tried Insync and it’s the best money I’ve ever spent on a Linux app. Much better than the Mac version of Google Drive which was super buggy

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                                                        I use a self-hosted instance of https://tt-rss.org/, and have been for several years. Both with the standard web-ui & the android app. It’s fine. I really enjoy my read history synced between my various devices. It’s not the most elegant UI, it has some quirks, especially in the web-ui, but it’s gets the job done well enough. I’ve tried a few others, but haven’t come across anything that works quite as well.

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                                                          Also good luck if you wade into the official forums for support or a bug report.

                                                          I’ve also been using it for years because it simply works. Wanted to change servers and use the docker container but I postponed that because that was absolutely not working and I am not in the mood to argue with the maintainer. Not sure what I will do, but I use it together with NewsPlus on Android and don’t really want to change that setup. (That Android app hasn’t been updated for ages but I bought it and will use it as long as it works, because I love it.)

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                                                            linuxserver.io had tt-rss as a container they supported but had to stop due to reasonable(?) changes asked of the repo maintainer. The forums seem to be rather hostile. I’ve taken to just cloning and building the image myself (which the maintainer IIRC argued is what they think everyone wants to do) but is categorically the opposite of what I want do. I want a trusted repository in which to pull a minimal image that is up to date.

                                                            Sad links of despair:

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                                                              Yes, I also skimmed or read all of those. Some changes were integrated after weeks of discussion but for some reason or other I couldn’t get it to work, just 2-3 weeks ago (could be my setup, sure).

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                                                                Ahh, if all you want is an image. Feel free to use mine!

                                                                https://hub.docker.com/r/dalanmiller/tt-rss

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                                                            Same here. There is an official package in Arch Linux, I use that.

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                                                              I also self-host Tiny Tiny RSS. On iOS I use Fiery Feeds which has a much better UI.

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                                                              Can I piggy-back on this question to ask a related one? How do I determine if a flaky or intermittently slow connection is primarily caused by my ISP or my router? I know I have dead zones, but this sometimes affects devices that are 5 feet from the router.

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                                                                Needs more info. Is your router also your modem/switch? Are you using ADSL? Cable?

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                                                                  Cable modem provided by my ISP, with my own router plugged into it.

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                                                                  I would use Unifi’s Wifiman app to determine the wifi quality. in conjunction with doing some iperf tests between your client and your router/AP. That way you can separate your local network quality from your ISP.

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                                                                    Thanks.

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                                                                    I love pcengines, but I wish more people would use the APU4 instead: https://www.pcengines.ch/apu4b4.htm it’s very excellent and much better for my workloads.

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                                                                      There is no APU4 yet ;)

                                                                      The apu4b4 model belongs to the APU2 series. Here is a list of all models within that series:

                                                                      • apu2d0 (2 GB DRAM, 2 i211AT NICs)
                                                                      • apu2e2 (2 GB DRAM, 3 i211AT NICs)
                                                                      • apu2e4 (4 GB DRAM, 3 i210AT NICs)
                                                                      • apu3c2 (2 GB DRAM, 3 i211AT NICs, optimized for 3G/LTE modems)
                                                                      • apu3c4 (4 GB DRAM, 3 i211AT NICs, optimized for 3G/LTE modems)
                                                                      • apu4d2 (2 GB DRAM, 4 i211AT NICs)
                                                                      • apu4d4 (4 GB DRAM, 4 i211AT NICs)
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                                                                        I got an APU2 before the APU4 was out. I don’t see any major differences besides an additional Ethernet port and SIM slot. I’m curious, what makes it so much better for you, and why does it matter what other people use?

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                                                                          Oh you are correct, I was thinking the original APU so this was my mistake. The APU & ALIX didn’t have AES-NI support and were really hard to get to handle gigabit saturation, which is what I was thinking.

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                                                                        But how do you use this? Do you install OpenWRT on this and use it as your router?

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                                                                          I’m using its predecessor ALIX with OpenBSD for

                                                                          • routing/firewalling between 3 subnets (LAN, WLAN, Uplink)
                                                                          • DHCP
                                                                          • DNS
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                                                                          I see the APU2 mentioned a lot recently. What’s the big selling point for it? Would I use it instead of a Ubiquity Edge Router X?

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                                                                            One of the selling points for me is it being an amd64 machine and thus (probably) having better support in most OS. Being designed by a Swiss company is also nice.

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                                                                              Thanks. Use case is what I think it is? Edge Router/VPN Endpoint/things Raspberry Pis are used for? But amd64 and coreboot

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                                                                            I posted about OpenWRT on the Netgear 7800 above, but honestly thinking of switching to one of these. This is pretty dope. Thanks a bunch for sharing!

                                                                            Seems like maybe they’re releasing apu3 soon? Seems like this mentions it: https://pcengines.ch/spi1a.htm

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                                                                                I’m always sad I can’t find a pry or ipython REPL for my node programs, but I’ve realized why these don’t exist for JavaScript:

                                                                                In JS land, there’s no air for a console REPL to develop because Chrome devtools are so good, and can connect to your CLI app to debug and inspect.

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                                                                                  I would’ve argued that the new async features were woefully hard to debug in console, but I believe they’ve recently added the ability to natively await to the REPL without being inside an async function.

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                                                                                netlify make it just too easy these days.

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                                                                                  I find pymotw much more succint and helpful 90% of the time since I need an integrative example and not just the individual parts. I need help in understanding how they go together.

                                                                                  Agreed that the Python documentation could improve in a variety of ways. We need:

                                                                                  • An API level reference that describes the stdlib in things like arity, types, and what the methods / classes do and are for.

                                                                                  • random.choice for example, should link to what seq is. Overall, this method pretty much fits the bill.

                                                                                  • A set of examples of how to use the specific methods that are found in a given package.

                                                                                  • This could show something like.

                                                                                  random.choice([1,2,3]) # 2
                                                                                  
                                                                                  • I think each method should have an example, no matter how simple, full stop.

                                                                                  • A higher set of narrative examples at the package level that how to use it to solve problems. Sometimes these are called examples and recipes.

                                                                                  • This should be a further expanded and solicit for examples, similar to what this is trying to do: https://docs.python.org/3/library/random.html#examples-and-recipes

                                                                                  • A package that I found originally incredibly unhelpful was asyncio. It is notoriously hard to grok without these kinds of examples. I’m not sure if things have improved since I first looked a couple years ago.

                                                                                  I will no doubt piss off quite a few people with this statement, but the community around Python is one of the most hostile and unhelpful communities around any programming-related topic that I have ever seen - and with that I am not just referring to #python on Freenode, but to communities with a dense population of Python developers in general. This point actually consists of several separate attitudes and issues.

                                                                                  I also cannot disagree with this more. The Python community has been fantastic in my experience. After nearly a decade and having been formerly a Developer Evangelist where I attended dozens and dozens of conferences, PyCon is still my favorite conference for the things I’m able to pick up and learn, the culture, and the inclusivity.

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                                                                                    FYI your link to pymotw is “lhttps://pymotw.com/3/” (note the preceding ‘l’ ‘https’)

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                                                                                      Thank you! Fixed.

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                                                                                    This article is really interesting but disappointing that all the links are behind the CERN auth wall. Was curious to see how this project has progressed and get future updates.

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                                                                                      Not many people are talking about migrating to free software anymore. It seems like there’s now the open source everyone takes for granted (Linux servers, libraries) and open source no one bothers with until the proverbial boiling frog is well cooked, like with CERN’s 10x price increase.

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                                                                                      Nice try bossman.

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                                                                                        I love this website, thank you @pushcx! 🙇‍♂️

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                                                                                          I found this to be particularly concerning:

                                                                                          While I was sleeping, early morning May 4th, my phone began to ring incessantly for minutes with notifications. It was an employee’s phone sending messages via Signal, for several minutes. I called him to ask what was going on. He said he hadn’t touched his phone. I asked him to turn off his phone, but the messages kept coming. At the same time, another employee called me to tell me he was getting those messages too and wanted to know what was happening. To be clear, I don’t think in any way somebody exploited a vulnerability of Signal, but it was used. In the years I have been using Signal, this never happened to me nor do I know of similar cases, but I have talked with security specialists that pointed me to how this might have happened.

                                                                                          How can this be achieved with Signal? Does this imply the woman or boyfriend of the woman has insider knowledge of SIgnal to achieve this?

                                                                                          It’d be good to get clarity on “It was an employee’s phone sending messages via Signal,” actually means, as in the OP was receiving messages that appeared to be coming from someone who wasn’t actually sending them?

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                                                                                            In the past he already found a Signal remote exec bug. Anyway I don’t think in any way that a Signal bug was exploited.

                                                                                            I sent you a private message.