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About Sauron

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    Lord Of The Rigs

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  • Interests
    Rings. And elaborate, painful ways to kill hobbits.
  • Biography
    Read The Silmarillion (why haven't you read it yet????)
  • Occupation
    Lord of Barad-dûr, Gorvernor of Mordor until Morgoth returns


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 2600 @ 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8P67-M
  • RAM
    4x4gb DDR3 1600Mhz slim Kingston ram
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 Fury
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 800D
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GiB for OS + WD black 1tb 7200rpm + random seagate 1tb 7200rpm
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 850 Watt
  • Display(s)
    Asus PB287Q + Philips 23IE + LaCie 324 (frankenstein surround)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100
  • Keyboard
    CMstorm quickfire XT - MX brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G400s
  • Sound
    Asus ROG Orion headset + cheap trust stereo speakers (hey, they work fine!)
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux, MSX Pro

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  1. Good for you, I for one need it sometimes. What about cold local storage, but the file is also encrypted? That's what KeePass is. At worst, using this vulnerability they would know your master password for KP, and at that point it's as good as a text file - but that's pretty unlikely.
  2. Right, I suppose posting them on facebook is worse. The piece of paper won't be in a safe though, it will be in your pocket if you want to remember your passwords outside of your house. No, these programs aren't nearly as bad as that. In fact, I'd argue that they're perfectly safe, and this vulnerability is completely negated if you close the password manager when you're done with it. An easy fix is to just remove the background service function. A targeted attack is necessary to exploit it though; you need physical or remote access to the computer with your user account. Speculative execution vulnerabilities make everything a vulnerability, if you get pwned by specter they could just as well keylog all your passwords (or dump your clipboard if you use that).
  3. Sauron

    Live forever?

    Even if we were able to copy our consciousness to a robot body or something, the original would still die - so what would be the point? Death of old age is good, earthly immortality severely decreases the meaning of life.
  4. I guess... you probably don't need 6 though, and you could easily adapt them from PCIe connectors.
  5. What are your specs? Have you tries updating your drivers?
  6. Sauron

    Why not sell GDDR5/6 as gamer RAM?

    There are no benefits to using GDDR as system memory in games, it's just DRR ram that's optimized for the highly parallel access typical of a GPU. The only reason it's used in consoles is that those have integrated gpus that share memory access with the CPU, so they benefit from having GDDR system memory. Could you do that on a PC? Sure, but there would be no point when you can use a dedicated graphics card.
  7. I'm sorry, but having a physical, unencrypted piece of paper with your passwords on it is the single worst and least secure way of remembering them. Using a proper, local password storage solution with adequate cryptography is both secure and convenient. The issue detailed in the article is most definitely not the same as having your passwords in a plain text file and the issue is non existent if you close the password manager when you're done with it - it never crossed my mind to leave it running in the background, and even then at the very least an attacker would require my user password and physical or remote access to my pc to abuse this vulnerability.
  8. Sauron

    If Windows had a rival, would you switch?

    I know what you mean, I'm saying that there can't be a more direct competitor to Windows. Windows is popular because it is widespread, and that's pretty much it. It's a self fueling monopoly. There is nothing Linux distros could do to fight it on its own ground because they don't have a monopoly. If any existing distro had exactly 50% of the market the problem would solve itself, but they can't get there because they don't have a wide enough install base. The only way to inject a competitor into the market would be to have it work and feel exactly like windows, then give it away or sell it at a much lower price - and at that point you might as well just use Windows if you already have it.
  9. Sauron

    If Windows had a rival, would you switch?

    Is it? The only extra obstacle something like Ubuntu has is the installation process since macOS is just preinstalled on your mac. Ubuntu has had that for years, how is it not organized or hard to navigate with a mouse? There are also distros that look and feel almost exactly the same as macOS, like deepin: I doubt your grandma would know the difference if you gave her a Mac with this on it. It's a myth that Linux distros have ugly or disfunctional UIs, are inherently hard to use or don't work without messing with the terminal. Compatibility is a much more valid complaint, but alas that will never be solved until it's more widespread.
  10. Apple: Google and Facebook have no respect for their customers' personal lives and target teenagers with their evil advertisement campaigns! Also Apple: *this* That's why I'm skeptical of any seemingly positive statement they make, they're just a bunch of opportunistic hypocrites. Oh yes, this is exactly Microsoft's way of doing things. It's just particularly funny that Apple and some fans would act as if they were a step above MS when, at the end of the day, they just resort to the same tactics. That's all they care about, "geniuses" are just disposable retail workers - they have no need to inspire anyone to become one.
  11. Sauron

    If Windows had a rival, would you switch?

    Well, what do you mean with "user friendly"? If you mean "intuitive", that largely depends on what the user is used to. Use Windows for decades and you'll consider it intuitive regardless of how intuitive it actually is. No complex UI is entirely self explanatory, if you had never used a computer you wouldn't know where to start regardless of OS. You can probably see what this means - as long as Windows is the default system used in schools and businesses, anything that does things differently will be seen as less intuitive or "user friendly" by the average user. MacOS manages to partly avoid this obstacle thanks to Apple's heavy marketing and word of mouth, which convinces some users to give it a chance even if it's not immediately familiar to them.
  12. Sauron

    If Windows had a rival, would you switch?

    That would entirely depend on what that OS actually is... I use Linux because I think it's better than Windows, not just because I don't want to use Windows for arbitrary reasons... the problem isn't the name Windows. If it were just like Windows, would it matter who made it? Competition makes sense between different products that do things differently, otherwise it's just a war of the clones.
  13. Ugh, molex in <current year>
  14. Sorry, no flamewar - I agree on this