dontvisitmyintentions said ()

The wireless type that goes around your neck in one piece is superior while carrying loads, strapped to a bag, or twisting around. It tends to stay put or fall on your shoulder. You don't want to put the wired or wireless earbuds back in after they get yanked out and touch the ground.

Though that's easier to prevent with a wire you can clip to your shirt.

Actually, I prefer the old cheap style over-the-ear headphones regardless. Sometimes one pops up in a discount store, likely old stock getting cleared out.


dontvisitmyintentions said ()

I had not heard of that LocalCDN fork of DecentralEyes, and I'm going to try it out. Also prefs list is short and useful. Nice. Usually these Firefox guides are so big and outdated that they're hard to find the good stuff in them.


dontvisitmyintentions said ()

Reddit- and discord-only is a deal-breaker. If I wanted to get or give help, I have every expectation I'd be banned without recourse or reason, and I likely wouldn't be able to tell whether the project guys did it or not. (I assume telegram is similar, since it's not open.)

Also, their rebranding is just flashily confusing enough to turn me off. "Oxen is many things" and using a generic noun for a name reinforces my impression that they are going for branding at the expense of comprehensibility.

This is what happens when a project goes after r/bitcoin instead of IRC.

Also, I looked at what it does to dns, and I'm not impressed with how much it touches, invoking resolveconf and systemd-resolve. It seems they aren't concerned with leaking data outside of a closed browser, like the Tor Browser is set up to be.


dontvisitmyintentions said ()

Stewart sent the image on EncroChat, an encrypted messaging service used exclusively by criminals that was infiltrated by police in a major operation last year.

This sounds like usual CNN distortion. All encrypted networks are exclusively-criminal, and any who don't toe the globalist line are extremists. It looked as if the BBC article doesn't indict the service itself, but the original story on its infiltration calls it a "crime chat network." From that story:

The system operated on customised Android phones and, according to its website, provided "worry-free secure communications".

Customers had access to features such as self-destructing messages that deleted from the recipient's device after a certain length of time.

Real criminal masterminds selling Androids with custom ROMs.

The moral of the story is: when you take a picture of your cheese, don't hold it in your palm with your fingers splayed out as if you're signalling to your agency handler to recall you from the field. Just my two pence.


dontvisitmyintentions said ()

This is the computer I use specifically for testing software designed for old computers.

Then use an OS the software was designed for in the first place.

Our intentional built-in obsolescence

His Inspiron 5100 was released about 2004. That's a full life. Put it out to pasture.

I had one that old, and it died. My oldest working machine is from '08, and another is from '09, and they are showing their age with hardware errors. I expect them to die any moment. It won't be worth replacing components, even if it turns out to be cheap. And I personally couldn't, for example, replace capacitors on a modern computer without destroying it. They consume more power in a year than they're worth, anyway, so it wouldn't be cost effective, which his bullshit environmental analysis ignores.

At some point the one guy complaining his ancient box doesn't work will be the only one who notices, because he has the only working one.


dontvisitmyintentions OP said ()

He just posted a follow-up on his other channel, with more details:

An interesting trick is he pre-heats work pieces to help hot glue bind to wood (of course, he's in Canada in a cold workshop).

The other Youtuber he mentions at the end is with his elaborate crank and marble mechanisms.


dontvisitmyintentions said ()

“Once you get to the point where you look at whether content is safe or unsafe, as soon as you do that, you’ve opened a can of worms.” At best, his apolitical framing comes across as naive; at worst, as preposterous gaslighting.

So you're telling me that neither of the two authors nor their editor know what gaslighting means? Preposterous.

Lim sees the rising concerns around high-tech censorship as a business opportunity.

How embarrassing for Bloomberg to characterize shocks of supplies of reliable hosting as a he-said quote, instead of the market opportunity itself. It's almost like the authors hate the idea of supply and demand itself.