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LAwLz

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  1. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Quote I do think backdoors are a terrible idea, that is not the way to go about this   
    -Satya Nadella
     
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/13/21064267/microsoft-encryption-backdoor-apple-ceo-nadella-pensacola-privacy
     
     
    I don't believe for a second that Microsoft actually follows these things (after all, leaks has showed that they have gladly handed over master keys and created backdoors for the US government before), but it's at least nice of Satya to say it.
  2. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Quote I do think backdoors are a terrible idea, that is not the way to go about this   
    -Satya Nadella
     
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/13/21064267/microsoft-encryption-backdoor-apple-ceo-nadella-pensacola-privacy
     
     
    I don't believe for a second that Microsoft actually follows these things (after all, leaks has showed that they have gladly handed over master keys and created backdoors for the US government before), but it's at least nice of Satya to say it.
  3. Agree
    LAwLz got a reaction from Levent for a status update, Quote I do think backdoors are a terrible idea, that is not the way to go about this   
    -Satya Nadella
     
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/13/21064267/microsoft-encryption-backdoor-apple-ceo-nadella-pensacola-privacy
     
     
    I don't believe for a second that Microsoft actually follows these things (after all, leaks has showed that they have gladly handed over master keys and created backdoors for the US government before), but it's at least nice of Satya to say it.
  4. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, According to a test done by the website GreenSpector indicates that Vivaldi Beta is t   
    According to a test done by the website GreenSpector indicates that Vivaldi Beta is the most power efficient browser for Android.
    In second place is Firefox Preview (based on GeckoView). The regular Firefox is the least efficient of the tested browsers.
     
    Pretty interesting results:
    https://greenspector.com/en/articles/2019-12-16-best-browsers-2020/
  5. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Interesting report from Sandvine, a network monitoring company. This is their finding   
    Interesting report from Sandvine, a network monitoring company.
    This is their findings from 2018 (since the 2019 report isn't open top the general public).
     
     
    Netflix is responsible for 14.97% of all Internet traffic. That's the biggest single service on the list.
    Youtube is responsible for 11.35% and is the second largest service (in terms of traffic).
    Amazon Prime video is 3.69%.
    HTTP media streams and raw MPEG-TS (essentially all other video services combined) sits at 13.07% and 4.39% respectively.
     
    Combine all these and we find that video streaming is responsible for 47,47%. That's almost half of all global Internet traffic.
    58% of all downstream traffic on the Internet is video.
  6. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Samsung Galaxy S11 camera rumors roundup: The telephoto camera will be 5x zoomed in,   
    Samsung Galaxy S11 camera rumors roundup:
     
    The telephoto camera will be 5x zoomed in, compared to the 2x zoom on the Galaxy S10.
    The telephoto camera is also rumored to be a 48 MP sensor.
     
    The main camera for the Galaxy S11+ will be a 108 MP module. But it's not the same 108MP module as found in the Mi Note 10 (aka CC9 Pro).
    This one is rumored to do 3x3 pixel binning, which means the 108 megapixels will become 12 megapixels after processing.
    The sensor is massive. Like, really really massive. Here is a comparison.

    If it's true that it does 3x3 pixel binning, then the pixels will be massive and capture A LOT of light. If it is this 1/1.33" sensor and it does 3x3 pixel binning, then the effective pixel size becomes 2.4µm. For comparison, most other phones (iPhone 11 Pro, Galaxy S10, Pixel 4) sit at around 1.4µm.
    This means that each pixel in the Galaxy S11 can capture 71% more light assuming everything else is equal.
     
     
    The Galaxy S11+ and Galaxy S11 might not have the same camera setup. The huge sensor I talked about above might only be for the + model.
    The reason for this rumor is because of a leaked CAD drawing for the different phones. The Galaxy S11+ is 10.2mm thick at the camera module. That's exactly the same as the CC9 Pro (Mi Note 10). The regular Galaxy S11 has a thickness of 8.9mm, which is probably not enough room for the module to fit.
  7. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from VegetableStu for a status update, Interesting report from Sandvine, a network monitoring company. This is their finding   
    Interesting report from Sandvine, a network monitoring company.
    This is their findings from 2018 (since the 2019 report isn't open top the general public).
     
     
    Netflix is responsible for 14.97% of all Internet traffic. That's the biggest single service on the list.
    Youtube is responsible for 11.35% and is the second largest service (in terms of traffic).
    Amazon Prime video is 3.69%.
    HTTP media streams and raw MPEG-TS (essentially all other video services combined) sits at 13.07% and 4.39% respectively.
     
    Combine all these and we find that video streaming is responsible for 47,47%. That's almost half of all global Internet traffic.
    58% of all downstream traffic on the Internet is video.
  8. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, Starting with Android R (Android 11), Google might package Android APIs (probably not   
    Starting with Android R (Android 11), Google might package Android APIs (probably not all) inside an APEX module which can be distributed through the play store.
    What does this mean? It means you will be able to update the API level of your phone without needing an entire system upgrade. That is to say, developers will be able to use new Android API features on older phones that still aren't running the latest OS.
  9. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 for a status update, Starting with Android R (Android 11), Google might package Android APIs (probably not   
    Starting with Android R (Android 11), Google might package Android APIs (probably not all) inside an APEX module which can be distributed through the play store.
    What does this mean? It means you will be able to update the API level of your phone without needing an entire system upgrade. That is to say, developers will be able to use new Android API features on older phones that still aren't running the latest OS.
  10. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Starting with Android R (Android 11), Google might package Android APIs (probably not   
    Starting with Android R (Android 11), Google might package Android APIs (probably not all) inside an APEX module which can be distributed through the play store.
    What does this mean? It means you will be able to update the API level of your phone without needing an entire system upgrade. That is to say, developers will be able to use new Android API features on older phones that still aren't running the latest OS.
  11. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from JayD for a status update, Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/   
    Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows!
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Networking-Blog/Windows-will-improve-user-privacy-with-DNS-over-HTTPS/ba-p/1014229
     
    This is the same standard which Firefox and Cloudflare collaborated on earlier, and earned Firefox the title "Internet Villain" when a group of butthurt UK based ISPs realized it would make it much harder for them to snoop on which sites their customers were browsing.
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/05/isp-group-mozilla-internet-villain-dns-privacy/
  12. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/   
    Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows!
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Networking-Blog/Windows-will-improve-user-privacy-with-DNS-over-HTTPS/ba-p/1014229
     
    This is the same standard which Firefox and Cloudflare collaborated on earlier, and earned Firefox the title "Internet Villain" when a group of butthurt UK based ISPs realized it would make it much harder for them to snoop on which sites their customers were browsing.
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/05/isp-group-mozilla-internet-villain-dns-privacy/
  13. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/   
    Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows!
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Networking-Blog/Windows-will-improve-user-privacy-with-DNS-over-HTTPS/ba-p/1014229
     
    This is the same standard which Firefox and Cloudflare collaborated on earlier, and earned Firefox the title "Internet Villain" when a group of butthurt UK based ISPs realized it would make it much harder for them to snoop on which sites their customers were browsing.
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/05/isp-group-mozilla-internet-villain-dns-privacy/
  14. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from Den-Fi for a status update, Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/   
    Encrypted DNS (AKA DoH) is coming to Windows!
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Networking-Blog/Windows-will-improve-user-privacy-with-DNS-over-HTTPS/ba-p/1014229
     
    This is the same standard which Firefox and Cloudflare collaborated on earlier, and earned Firefox the title "Internet Villain" when a group of butthurt UK based ISPs realized it would make it much harder for them to snoop on which sites their customers were browsing.
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/05/isp-group-mozilla-internet-villain-dns-privacy/
  15. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, New Microsoft Edge logo has been revealed. https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/2/2094434   
    New Microsoft Edge logo has been revealed. 
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/2/20944341/microsoft-edge-chromium-browser-logo-icon-wave-surf-new
     
    Personally, if you can tweak Edge enough to where I don't have to use and Bing services, I will probably replace Chrome for it as my secondary browser. 
    That's a big if though. 
  16. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking   
    Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking about how VPNs use "military grade encryption" and how they "protect you from viruses and hackers".
     
     
  17. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from TVwazhere for a status update, Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking   
    Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking about how VPNs use "military grade encryption" and how they "protect you from viruses and hackers".
     
     
  18. Informative
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking   
    Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking about how VPNs use "military grade encryption" and how they "protect you from viruses and hackers".
     
     
  19. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking   
    Tom Scott has made a great video about VPNs. I am so sick and tired of people talking about how VPNs use "military grade encryption" and how they "protect you from viruses and hackers".
     
     
  20. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more fu   
    Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more full time developers.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/blender_org/status/1181199681797443591
     
    This puts Blenders monthly developer fund at around 85,000 dollars. 
    That is freaking awesome since their goal in 2018 was to reach 25,000 a month. They had a stretch goal which they described as very ambitious and it was 50,000. 
     
    Blender is such an amazing tool and success story for an OSS project. I am so happy they are doing well. 
  21. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 for a status update, Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more fu   
    Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more full time developers.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/blender_org/status/1181199681797443591
     
    This puts Blenders monthly developer fund at around 85,000 dollars. 
    That is freaking awesome since their goal in 2018 was to reach 25,000 a month. They had a stretch goal which they described as very ambitious and it was 50,000. 
     
    Blender is such an amazing tool and success story for an OSS project. I am so happy they are doing well. 
  22. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from MoonSpot for a status update, Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more fu   
    Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more full time developers.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/blender_org/status/1181199681797443591
     
    This puts Blenders monthly developer fund at around 85,000 dollars. 
    That is freaking awesome since their goal in 2018 was to reach 25,000 a month. They had a stretch goal which they described as very ambitious and it was 50,000. 
     
    Blender is such an amazing tool and success story for an OSS project. I am so happy they are doing well. 
  23. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from lewdicrous for a status update, Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more fu   
    Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more full time developers.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/blender_org/status/1181199681797443591
     
    This puts Blenders monthly developer fund at around 85,000 dollars. 
    That is freaking awesome since their goal in 2018 was to reach 25,000 a month. They had a stretch goal which they described as very ambitious and it was 50,000. 
     
    Blender is such an amazing tool and success story for an OSS project. I am so happy they are doing well. 
  24. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more fu   
    Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more full time developers.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/blender_org/status/1181199681797443591
     
    This puts Blenders monthly developer fund at around 85,000 dollars. 
    That is freaking awesome since their goal in 2018 was to reach 25,000 a month. They had a stretch goal which they described as very ambitious and it was 50,000. 
     
    Blender is such an amazing tool and success story for an OSS project. I am so happy they are doing well. 
  25. Like
    LAwLz got a reaction from Arak Zantara for a status update, Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more fu   
    Nvidia has started donating to Blender. Their contribution will help employ 2 more full time developers.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/blender_org/status/1181199681797443591
     
    This puts Blenders monthly developer fund at around 85,000 dollars. 
    That is freaking awesome since their goal in 2018 was to reach 25,000 a month. They had a stretch goal which they described as very ambitious and it was 50,000. 
     
    Blender is such an amazing tool and success story for an OSS project. I am so happy they are doing well. 
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