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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Republicans take the house and senate.
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:30:45 PM »
I'm no cheerleader for the G.O.P but today they won their supermajority. It's all over but the crying. I guess they can thank CNN.

I watched the Cenk and Tucker debate and one of the things mentioned was that the press unwittingly and unwillingly helped Trumps campaign. Seems we didn't learn anything. I'm not sure what data the pollsters are looking at with their predicted split.


https://twitter.com/markand4503/status/1057291581714128897

For interest here are the actual stats by race and accompanying sources.



It didn't have to turn out like this.

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Arts & Entertainment / Check out what I just bought.
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:45:11 AM »
Not a bookshelf, in hindsight I should have bought one, anyway.

1961 full edition of encyclopedia Britanica, I'm nerding out here. I haven't had a good chance to read through them yet. I'll take some time over the weekend. If anyone wants pictures of specific excerpts let me know and I'll post them.



The smell of them is very nice, it reminds me of a time before wikipedia where you had to pick up an encyclopedia to learn something new. Anyway just wanted to show them off? I got them for a very reasonable price.

Edit for thumbnail.

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Flat Earth Media / NASA Spacewalk FOIA Request - Delivery & Review
« on: October 01, 2018, 02:00:37 AM »
So I'll watch this when I get home. I kinda like Jeranism, he seems honest.



About 30 minutes into the stream.

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Finally, NASA has delivered the footage of the spacewalk that I had asked for via an official FOIA request. This request cost $1400 and was paid for via crowdfunding found here: https://www.gofundme.com/nasafoia I will discuss what I received and also share the links to exactly what I received from NASA so that anyone can review the footage in full. Below you will find the two previous videos on the FOIA request followed by links to archive.org where the files as sent by NASA have been loaded to the Public Domain. Expedition 22 footage was sent in error but has also been uploaded to the public domain and that link is below as well. FOIA VID1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFY_C... FOIA VID2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIMXo... EXPEDITION 14: http://tinyurl.com/nasafoia14 EXPEDITION 22: http://tinyurl.com/nasafoia22

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Arts & Entertainment / Doom Eternal. Shut up and take my money edition
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:45:05 AM »
It's just really nice to see a videogame that's primarily concerned with the quality of the gameplay. It's just really refreshing.

I know a lot of people like the story telling aspect of games, I guess it can add another dimension to it.

Having grown up on NES and SNES it's really nice to see a game that's just totally focussed on the gameplay.

Doom discussion, who played 1+2 on dos? I've been playing through 2 on an emulator recently.




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Technology & Information / Firmware backdoors
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:51:43 AM »
https://threatpost.com/millions-of-pcs-affected-by-mysterious-computrace-backdoor-2/107700/

https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/beware-of-vulnerable-anti-theft-applications/3837/

Toshiba: all of these model families have it: https://www.absolute.com/en/partners/oem/toshiba

Lenovo model families: https://www.absolute.com/en/partners/oem/lenovo

Dell: https://www.absolute.com/en/partners/oem/dell

Acer: https://www.absolute.com/en/partners/oem/acer

Asus: https://www.absolute.com/en/partners/oem/asus

HP: https://www.absolute.com/en/partners/oem/hp

This can apparently be rectified on Toshiba laptops using this method. I would be very skeptical.

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How to Disable the CompuTrace Laptop BIOS on a Toshiba?

    CompuTrace is tracking software, developed by Absolute, that allows you to recover and restore missing or stolen computer systems. Some Toshiba laptops come with this application. You cannot manually remove CompuTrace from your Toshiba laptop; instead, contact Absolute HelpDesk for the removal process. Use an administrative account to perform this task.
    Instructions

    1 - Locate the serial number of your Toshiba laptop at the bottom of your laptop. It will say “Serial No” followed by the actual serial number, which is a combination of letters and numbers. Write down the serial number on a piece of paper.

    2 - Navigate to “CompuTrace Support” webpage (see Resources). Click the “Click here” link under “Log in to your account.”

    3 - Use your Absolute username and password and click “Login.” This opens a request form.

    4 - Type “CompuTrace removal” in the provided box for the request form. Type the serial number of your computer in the corresponding field. Also, provide your email address. Click the “Submit” button.

    5 - Wait for a confirmation email from Absolute. It notes that your request has been processed.

    6 - Connect your Toshiba laptop to the Internet.

    Once you do this, Absolute automatically removes CompuTrace from your laptop.

AMD has their own implementation, which can arguably be turned off, but it's actually an onboard ARM core embedded on your CPU. Some ARM do some don't. The i.MX 6 and 8 do not, for example. The 8 will be used in the Puri.sm Librem 5 phone.

https://puri.sm/shop/librem5

Their laptops have IME removed.

https://puri.sm/shop

Not sure on tinkerboard.

You still have Spectre and Meltdown, but POWER9 chips like the talos workstation use coreboot and have no remote management.

https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/

I've heard that flashing your BIOS won't get rid of it but of you flash it well enough...

Anyway privacy is dead.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Is the other site down?
« on: April 16, 2017, 12:47:50 AM »
I'm getting a suspended account check your hosting provider message.

P.S. sup T.F.E.S.

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