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1:36 AM
@MargaretBloom Ah. So it's stored in memory reserved for the BIOS (well, for ACPI), and copy_dsdt just copies it to somewhere else as well? Neat. I might need to hook up a logic analyzer to the firmware and see if anything I do at runtime can cause the OS to re-read it. — forest Mar 22 at 10:28
I need to get to doing this. :/
 
 
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4:10 AM
I found an IPMI service and dumped a hash with scanner/ipmi/ipmi_dumphashes. Is there anything the blue team can do about it besides disabling IPMI or using strong passwords?
 
 
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8:43 AM
I can't cope with the world anymore.
How does everyone not see the pure ridiculousness of this statement: "Jerusalem police used CS gas to get people out of the mosque and Palestinian youths threw rocks at them"
It's fucking baffling,
"The scale of rocket fire launched from Gaza into Israel suggests Hamas' military capabilities are growing"
Just, lol.
The way the UK reports this makes me absolutely fucking sick.
 
9:05 AM
@Jis12yearsold. Well they did launch a 120 over rockets into israel
 
Of which roughly 90% were blocked.
 
Cause they've been doing it for years and the isrealis got lots of practice
 
To suggest that their rockets A. ever cause as much damage B. have the potential to cause as much as damage is absolutely absurd.
 
@Jis12yearsold. uh. That's cause they're getting intercepted, cause... they keep doing this
every few years
 
So what you'
 
9:07 AM
They have lots of potential to do damage
 
Let me get this straight,.
 
@Jis12yearsold. I donno, spend all the money they blow on rockets smarter?
 
okay...
IM not gonan bother
because im gonna make myself mad
thats an absolutely reprehensible view to hold
but whatever
CS gas vs rocks
Good one
 
They probably could have bought the whole neighbourhood that caused this shit for the money they spend on weapons. But nooo, they'll sit in civilian neighbourhood, launch missiles, and use the poor civilians who get killed when they retaliate
@Jis12yearsold. and fireworks, and there's been more serious things.
 
I am absolutely not defending all of their actions.
 
9:09 AM
And I'm sure if they throw enough rocks, Palestine will be free
 
But to suggest they have the ability to cause any significant damage against Israel is ABSURD.
 
@Jis12yearsold. there also have been...
 
They are merely the occupier.
 
suicide bombings, gun attacks, kidnappings...
 
And Israel has taken their land for years and they continue to advance and take more.
Evict people out of their homes.
 
9:09 AM
@Jis12yearsold. There was this little war... and....
isrealis took a big chunk of Egypt. Then gave it back
 
Oh right so thats fine then
 
"INVADE SOMEONE AS LONG AS YOU GIVE IT BACK"
yeah...
 
@Jis12yearsold. Oh, the Egyptians started it
 
tell that to the people without a fucking home
 
9:10 AM
@Jis12yearsold. So - maybe, just maybe...
they could use the funds they use to fire rockets and kill people...
to get these people their homes back?
 
i cant be bothered, we're always going to be on different sides of this. israel has 400000x the resources that the Palestinians have
to suggest its a fair fight is ridiculous
lmfao
 
I'm not saying the israelis are farting rainbows or anything
I'm saying the Palestinians are being used as proxies and patsies, and their 'own side' isn't interested in freedom or peace.
 
No, but you seem to be suggesting that it's absolutely okay for them to take people out of their homes, kill children as long as they give the land back after.
 
And its always common folks who suffer
 
Well, that's something we can agree on.
Doesn't make it right though, does it.
 
9:12 AM
@Jis12yearsold. uh. I'm saying "giving back their homes' isn't something that's impossible
 
Oh it is.
They won't give back those homes.
 
But the constant escalation makes it so
 
Israel have never had any interest in having Palestinians in their community unless they call themselves citizens of Israel.
 
@Jis12yearsold. and... how many rocks makes giving it back possible? How many missiles?
 
Wipe out your identity and there's peace.
Which is absolutely abhorrent.
And even then, there's restrictions on Palestinians in Israel continuously.
 
9:13 AM
@Jis12yearsold. Identities arn't that weak. Also - there was an attempt to set up an independant palestinian state... uh....
@Jis12yearsold. If its another country...
I mean, you want it to be its own country and not have borders?
Cause I'd really like a functional palestinian state, and them to have their land back and... people not firing rockets at each other.
 
What I think is that the people of Palestine want to be able to call themselves Palestinians and not be fucking looked down upon for not wiping out their entire identity else they cannot integrate Or having restrictions placed on them.
 
@Jis12yearsold. uh, also, weren't they part of jordan before the war?
@Jis12yearsold - which means having their own country no?
Or yanno "Palestinian <country> or Arab <country>"
My dad's a ceylon tamil who left before the war - he's also singaporean.
The problem here is somehow identity here means the other country not existing
 
Well, that's precisely what the Israeli's want, lmfao.
It's not their country, but they want it.
 
@Jis12yearsold. uh....
You do realise a lot of the countries who support Hamas and other organisations there...
want israel to be wiped off the map right?
 
And is that not fair given that Israel wants Palestine wiped off the map?
 
9:19 AM
Yeah so...
 
That argument is like saying: "its bad the jews want germany wiped off the map" all meanwhile Hitler was wiping Jews off the map.
I would also want something wiped off the map if they were oppressing me.
...
 
The Arab–Israeli conflict includes the political tension, military conflicts and disputes between Arab countries and Israel, which escalated during the 20th century, but had mostly faded out in the early 21st century. The roots of the Arab–Israeli conflict have been attributed to the support by Arab League member countries for the Palestinians, a fellow League member, in the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict, which in turn has been attributed to the simultaneous rise of Zionism and Arab nationalism towards the end of the 19th century, though the two national movements had not clashed until the...
I mean, the conflict started right after the brits left
 
Well, we definitely shouldn't move back in. I know who's side my government are on.
It certainly isn't Palestine's. If they're willing to sell fighter jets to UAE to be used in Yemen then they're for sure willing to supply bombs to Israel.
 
Oh, don't get me started on the brits and their 'cartagraphy'
@Jis12yearsold. uh...
The israelis don't really need british weapons
 
No of course not, they got the US' in plenty of supply.
 
9:30 AM
They build their own
 
But you know, can never have too much firepower against rocks right?
Gotta stock up!
Someone might throw a bigger rock than usual.
That would be a disaster. Might need an entire tank to combat it!
 
Right. I'm sure there's no missiles being fired over the past week
 
Oh, I know they're firing missiles. But as I said, less than 90% of them even strike and when they do, they have more than often had a minuscule impact.
As opposed to Israel's which land nearly every time and blow up entire buildings very often.
 
@Jis12yearsold. uh, oh, let me clarify
Hamas is firing unguided missles that are often getting intercepted.
 
Ah well that's okay then.
 
9:33 AM
The israelis on the other hand, basically are blowing up specific buildings
Cause yanno
 
You got intercepted? Too bad, now I'm going to blow up an entire building
Very rational and proportional response...
 
@Jis12yearsold. where the missiles are being launched from
 
Oh theres a kid of a fighter in the street? Yeah, bomb that kid!
 
or has leadership
 
His dad is a monster!
Ah and screw the civilians, yeah?
I'm sure they'll cope. When 80% of the water supply is controlled by Israel.
 
9:34 AM
Actually - there's reports of palestinian kids getting killed by Hamas missiles
 
They'll be fine on the street though, I'm sure.
You know, Israel will take care of them right?
 
I'm sure their parents will be proud of their sacrifice for palestinian freedom
 
Give them back their home they just destroyed?
 
@Jis12yearsold. Its the middle east...
what water?
 
Ah yes. That makes it fine then. Palestine doesn't need water because there isn't any anyways?
 
9:36 AM
@Jis12yearsold. On the contrary - a lot of water is from desalination
so... uh...
Maybe they could be building plants in their own country instead of missiles?
 
So Israel can: kill children, bomb buildings, have much more resources than Palestine ever has, and it's all okay as long as they give them back their buildings, which they never have and never will.
 
@Jis12yearsold. Hamas is doing most of those too
is it ok?
 
Not until they can capture the land and build their own buildings and move all of the Palestinians out.
Except they have FAR less power and resources.
It's not at all a fair war.
Lmfao.
 
@Jis12yearsold. most of which is going towards exports of ordanance, explosively to israel
 
Well, they brought it on themselves for taking land which never belonged to them in the first place.
 
9:38 AM
@Jis12yearsold. tbh - if it was a 'fair' war - You do realise israel with crap weapons, no manpower and hardly a country wiped the floor with the entire arab world right?
In the middle of a holiday
Its an unfair war, the palestinians are the victims, but its more than "poor palestinians, being oppressed by the israelis"
 
Don't worry, I'll get my girlfriend to call her family and say: "oh you know those bombs that just landed near you? Don't worry about it, someone on the internet just said Israel plans to build those houses for you back"
I'm sure that'll ease their pain...
 
And ability to sleep...
 
 
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10:47 AM
@JourneymanGeek lol. "Israelis are driving us out of our home's but you know, we gotta be nice to them. Because we want peace."
"In fact, we're really sorry that we can't invite them over for a cup of tea because our house just got blown up."
 
lol
Yeah but they threw rocks at them! @nobody
So a bomb is completely justified and proportional! ;)
 
Yeah Rocks!!! And we were just trying to force them out of their mosques
 
Hahahahahahhaha, yeah.
Fucking charlatans throwing rocks back at our CS gas!
They made us waste $100 on another can, how dare they!
 
Yeah, and what do the spoiled brats think, is it a JOKE to throw rocks at someone? Like someone could potentially have fallen down!!
 
11:02 AM
Hahah.
Yeah what a shame.
Schroeder is currently reading the entire log and deciding whether to ban me :D
 
Damn!
 
Did I survive?
I did.
HURRAH
 
11:33 AM
sadge.
i was afk.
 
@Jis12yearsold. Nothing to see here, move along
 
There is always something to see.
When someone in authority says "nothing to see" that means there definitely is something to see.
 
@Jis12yearsold. Ah, but what if that's what they want you to think?
 
Hah!
Good point.
It is just far easier to expect the worst in everyone and everything.
If you expect the worst you don't need to spend time thinking about the other possibilities.
:D
 
@Jis12yearsold. On the other hand, whatever you're imagining it is, is probably more interesting than the truth.
 
11:45 AM
Heh.
Probably, yes.
I don't feel like doing anything today.
That's bad. I didn't do anything yesterday either.
ew.
Two days off is just simply unacceptable.
youtube.com/watch?v=we9jeU76Y9E <- super good song btw
 
12:08 PM
@nobody .
test
test2
 
12:57 PM
@ThoriumBR Yeah. I got it to gray out deleted messages, so I was testing that
Now I have one last problem that I don't have a solution to. My internet connection is somewhat patchy, so it might disconnect while I'm away from my computer and the I won't receive the deleted messages
 
rent a VPS? hire a LDDMaaS? (Log Deleted DMZ Messages as a Service)
 
I can't afford a better internet connection, and you're telling me to rent a VPS? :)
 
I pay $1/mo on a vps
and I found one that's $3/year
 
Nice, what do you pay with?
Credit card?
 
yep
you get a shared core with a dozen others, have 10gb of storage, maybe 256mb of ram, 100mbps shared network, and ipv6 address... but works for a lot of things
I have one VPS with 256mb, and it runs Apache, MySQL, transmission-daemon, nextcloud, pihole, wireguard, paperless, archivebox, and a bunch of custom services I wrote in years...
but I upgraded the storage to 500gb
 
1:09 PM
Damn, don't have a card. All I have is cash (actually not a lot of that either). I mean I could ask my dad to pay with his card, but not gonna bug him for just a LDDMaaS
But anyways for the future maybe, what vps service do you use?
 
I have used several: BuyVM (formerly frantech, and they are good), ionos (formerly 1and1), digital ocean, mediatemple, ovh... depending on the budget of the project
 
So, basically, can you just google for vpses and trust that they aren't a scam or something?
 
lowendbox.com have good promotions
@nobody basically that
but mediatemple, ionos, digital ocean and ovh are reputable providers, with lots of infrastructure, working support channels, and are more expensive
I have one vps from buyvm for 8 years now, they are small but they are responsive
but there's always the risk on dead cheap ones, so don't pay for an year unless it's $10 or less...
paying $200 for a premium vps on somewhere just to them to go dark overnight can hurt
 
I see
How does a VPS compare to AWS in pricing?
 
this one is $6/year -> https://my.limitlesshost.net/order/config/index/usahosting-da/?group_id=39&pricing_id=303&coupon=XS50
it depends on how you use it...
aws can be pretty expensive if something goes wrong on your capacity planning
$6/year is pretty cheap and you can sleep in peace knowing you will pay $6. AWS can make your bill go from cents to hundreds of dollars if someone breaks into your server and mines monero.
so you have to configure your account with tight limits for spending, configure alerts when the usage goes over a threshold, READ the reports... it's more hassle...
 
1:23 PM
Shit. That's gonna hurt
 
but if you use just for testing or as proxy for circumventing geoblocking, can be very cheap... but comparing to $0.50/mo, it isn't worthy
 
Yeah VPS seems better
 
this guy went from $27/mo to $2700 overnight
his fault... he sent a 13.7GB trial SQL server disk image (qcow file) to his site, someone found it, posted online, and a lot of people downloaded it overnight... 30TB traffic went by in 2 days
30TB seems a lot, but my transmission-daemon transfers way more than that in a month, and I pay $7.5/mo... not $2.7k
 
 
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2:43 PM
@nobody AWS can just...
Die.
 
2:55 PM
@nobody What do you need?
I can buy you a VPS for crypto, if you want /shrug
 
@Jis12yearsold. Nothing right now, but thanks for the offer!
 
Okay :upside_down:
 
3:40 PM
So I answered a question that got downvoted and closed by schroeder a couple of days ago. OP posts almost exactly the same question again, it hits the HNQs. Its interesting how random a questions reception can be on stackexchange.
 
Link?
To both.
Also, ask @MechMK1 about HNQ hes the HNQ king
he is trying so hard
to save himself
because he knows its all coming in on him and hard..
 
@ThoriumBR I used to do buyvm's cheapest tier, they're good folks.
 
3:56 PM
lol. I just saw a video on YouTube of Jordan Peterson talking about becoming exceptional at one thin and I think I might have chosen the wrong ideal for life.
Just kidding. I don't enjoy anything else, back to the disassembler I go :)
 
@nobody HNQ is not good for many smaller SE sites.
 
Yeah, and I am wrong on this...
(as per what everyone tells me)
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
maybe thats because i dont get my news from msm
lmfao
 
@Jis12yearsold. what is msm?
 
Mainstream Media.
 
Oh - got ya. I don't get any mainstream media
 
4:02 PM
In other words; the evil cunts who will write anything which sells and don't wish to ever enlighten people merely find ways to get them to buy more copies or more subsccriptions.
Which they'll do at the expense of the death of children, genocides, whatever it takes.
And fuck the BIAS! we got more to sell!!!!!"!
OH 9 CHILDREN DIED IN PALESTINE? YEAH BUT THAT DOESNT SELL TONY
PUT "9 CHILDREN DIED IN PALESTINE BECAUSE OF HAMAS"
"yeah thats better, way more clicks!"
Makes me fucking sick.
and mad...
 
Yes, that sort of thing is why I stopped reading anything by them around 18 years ago
 
Yeah, likewise.
But unfortunately, it still exists.
So I still hate it, and I still get annoyed by it and I still feel sick by it.
 
4:24 PM
@Jis12yearsold. It's this, but the random question reception thing happens way too often. Once we had an HNQ that was basically, "Never heard of emojis"
 
4:39 PM
@nobody I think my highest scoring post across all of SE is still from a silly HNQ ages ago. Not one of my good posts
 
heh, mine is a solution to simple old CTF challenge, again not one of my better posts (none of my posts are really good)
 
5:13 PM
Thanks.
I feel really restless right now.
God damn it.
I hate this...
 
marketing is a satanic practice and should be eradicated
if one day hear about a terrorist group whose goal is to fight marketing, then you'll know that's me
 
because I've always wanted to do it
 
That is a cause I can get behind...
 
hahaha
I don't think any terrorist group would fight them, but they would recruit them for sure
 
5:37 PM
29
Q: Is there truth to the philosophy that you should sync; sync; sync; sync?

JoshWhen I was first introduced to Linux, working at Cisco Systems in 2000, I was taught the merits of the sync command, used to flush buffers to disk to prevent filesystem corruption / data loss. I was told not only by coworkers there, but by friends in college to always run sync "a few" or "a bunch...

I found that "legend" while looking for more info about sync, and I realized I actually tend to execute sync more than once, to feel "safer", and I don't know why
I was about to write a simple script to automate my method for "safely removing a drive", when I started to wonder whether I should put some "sleep" between commands because I don't trust sync. LOL
I currently do: sync (maybe more than once); udisksctl unmount -b /dev/sdb1; udisksctl power-off -b /dev/sdb;
in theory that should be ok, and sync shouldn't even be necessary (unmount is enough). However I don't feel comfortable writing a script, it's like I don't trust those commands to only end after they have done everything they had to do, not sooner
 
I saw people put echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches on the cron to run every 5 minutes... I still don't understand why
they didn't even knew how to interpret free -m and thought that lots of memory on cache was bad, and lots of free memory was good...
 
as far as I know, there isn't a way to free the file cache on linux. I wanted to find a way to drop the cache to force a file read from the disk, but I haven't found a way
unless you fill the RAM, then if you try to read a big file it won't be in memory, and it will actually be read from the disk
 
dropping the cache does that, and you can mount ext4 with the option dax (kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt) to bypass page cache and always do direct io
 
5:52 PM
@ThoriumBR, oh, cool
the echo 3 to drop the cache might be useful to me
 
Linus wasn't that happy with that, but it works wonders when you have fast io and memory is constrained... like virtualized servers with virtualized storage
echo 3 will drop EVERYTHING... even the inode caches, and that will be a large performance penalty
echo 1 drops only the page cache, and probably that's what you intend
Oracle database usually uses direct_io because it will manage the cache itself
and you can throw the raw disk at it, not even format it with ext4 or xfs or anything... less layers, more performance
 
6:54 PM
Hey, do any of you know of any free service that provides phone numbers for signing up to websites? Something like 10minutesmail
I know there are some free sms services but their numbers almost always seem to be blocked or used
 
7:11 PM
I usually google around, go straight to page 3 or 4, and test them all until one works
because pages 1 and 2 are going to have popular providers, and popular means blocked
 
@nobody last time I tried (time ago) none of the services seemed to work. In theory it should be very difficult to find a number that works, unless you are very lucky and find one that has never been used, and for a website that isn't very popular
 
7:44 PM
If anyone ever wanted to know the cost of me not working, it can be summed up to 3 hours of pacing around my apartment aimlessly in circles trying not to punish myself for not putting enough hours in.
This. Is. Fine.
As you might be able to recognise, I have a very unhealthy relationship with work, so much so I feel like I deserve pain inflicted on me if I don't work hard enough.
 
8:06 PM
ooof
was like that for awhile
so many employers abused it tho, eventually went 'fuck it' and stopped caring
obv. it's different if you're self employed, or not in paid work tho
 

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