Category: alternatives

04.04.2020

https://theintercept.com/2020/04/03/zooms-encryption-is-not-suited-for-secrets-and-has-surprising-links-to-china-researchers-discover/ hm…. let me think where one has seen this before: TELEGRAM! Zoom’s service is “not suited for secrets” “The researchers also found that Zoom protects video and audio content using a home-grown encryption scheme, that there is a vulnerability […]

GNU Linux Distributions – about Fedora -> CentOS -> RedHat
19.02.2020

imho: CentOS is a rock solid server operating system. Why is CentOS perfect for servers? a server (usually) is build for a specific purpose and should have as little software installed as possible (more software = more reliability, speed and […]

CNBC documentary about Open Source
01.01.2020

what do you think about the CNBC documentary? 2012: Aalto Talk with Linus Torvalds: 1,5 Million Views! contains the famous “Fuck You NVIDIA” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MShbP3OpASA Linus Torvalds writes software since his early childhood ages and just loves programming. Without this love […]

GNU Linux – how to – great font preview selection tools – Fedora CentOS RedHat – adding new fonts to the system for LibreOffice to use
15.12.2019

two neat tools to preview fonts hostnamectl; # tested with Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-18-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 su – root apt update apt install font-manager creditz: https://manned.org/font-manager/0194121f   apt install font-manager gnome-font-viewer creditz: https://blogs.gnome.org/jamesh/ Adding new […]

another reason NOT to use wireless keyboards
27.10.2019

“In the popular series of wireless keyboards Fujitsu LX390 found two dangerous vulnerabilities. According to researchers from the company SySS, exploitation of vulnerabilities allows nearby attackers to “spy” passwords entered on the keyboard, or even to seize control of the […]

building a riscv pc – riscv fedora emulator in javascript in browser
08.10.2019

RISC-V SoCs: https://riscv.org/exchange/ 2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown “No announced RISC-V silicon is susceptible, and the popular open-source RISC-V Rocket processor is unaffected as it does not perform memory accesses speculatively.” (2018-01-05 src) “If you’re selling […]

compile rust hello world for arm7
27.09.2019

why is RUST so popular? well… it is the better C++, so fore those familiar with C++ it will be a breeze, but for anyone else it might be a steep learning curve (the compiler gives very very helpful error […]

RUST – most loved programming language ever – C++ with safety – new programming language from Mozilla for Mozilla and Safety – now also with step debugging
17.08.2019

is Rust safer than C/C++? “show me the src” https://github.com/rust-lang https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/tree/master/src DebConf 2019: Why would a python programmer learn rust when there are no jobs in it https://ytpak.net/watch?v=IYLf8lUqR40 “This means no matter what language you use, the only safe way […]

quantum computing and a universe wide wireless communication network faster than the speed of light
12.08.2019

Why is quantum computing important: optimization Update: Google claims to have reached quantum supremacy The tech giant unveiled its x-quantum computer chip Bristlecone in March 2018 (src: cnet) original nasa paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19lv8p1fB47z1pEZVlfDXhop082Lc-kdD/view book: https://deepai.org/machine-learning/researcher/eleanor-g-rieffel https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Computing-Introduction-Engineering-Computation/dp/0262015064 Scott’s Supreme Quantum Supremacy FAQ! […]

Cinnamon Desktop (Gnome3 fork) vs MATE Desktop (Gnome2) a review
06.08.2019

Cinnamon desktop developed by Developer(s) Linux Mint team! – is a beautiful desktop (default on Linux Mint) alternative to Gnome2 MATE. BUT: still prefer Gnome2 MATE (at least on GNU Debian Linux) because it is: minimalistic / very resource efficient […]

ntpd – when fundamentals fail
06.07.2019

servers/clients/computers/programs/services/webservers need accurate time… they usually get it from time servers that have an atomic clock attached to their USB port. (just guessing) ping time.google.com PING time.google.com (216.239.35.4) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from time2.google.com (216.239.35.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=43.5 […]