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Sauron

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    Sauron got a reaction from RoboTechGaming in Linux-Account Permissions with sudo and root   
    You misinterpreted what sudo does; it's not quite how you think.
     
    There's a command called "su". su allows you to login as root from a terminal; this is what you thought sudo would do.
     
    What sudo does essentially is tell the root user to do something: you're not logging in as root, you're just asking it to do some task for you. The root user will obey that command if you can prove you're an authorized user, hence why sudo needs your user password.
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    Sauron got a reaction from Grabinio in Linux from Scratch   
    Well yeah, "A Linux distro" is extremely vague... what features would you want it to have? What tools do you plan on using to accomplish that goal? Do you plan on changing any code for anything or would you just be combining what others did (as LFS teaches you to do by the way)?
    Not true, but either way you should definitely have a clear idea for how your distro should be different from others.
    Then honestly... change project and do something you have at least a vague idea on how to do.
    Yes, but this is a large enough task to be its own project. In fact, I find this to be a much better goal than just "making a distro". You can use LFS as a base system to develop your package manager on. I'm sure your professor would be much more interested in this specifically rather than the final Linux system you end up with.
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    Sauron got a reaction from BTGbullseye in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    Where have you been for the last 8 years where 700$ cards wouldn't get you anywhere near 4k ultra...? What if I had an 8k monitor, should I expect not to lower any settings either? What about high refresh rate monitors?
     
    Also this depends in large part on the game's developers... if they want to get you 4k ultra on a 3080 you'll get 4k ultra on a 3080, if they don't you won't and that's not really the card's fault. They could do that for the 3090 as well if they wanted to, just have ultra include supersampling and some crazy and barely noticeable effect that destroys your card or maybe just include uncompressed textures that need 40gb of vram to load.
     
    Are these cards too expensive? Probably, yeah. Is the solution to buy the more expensive card just because one game listed 11gb as the recommended spec? No.
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    Sauron got a reaction from gloop in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    Uh... is it really ironic that the second best card isn't quite enough for 4k maxed in the absolute latest game? Also minimum specs like that are usually bullshit, they just wanted to recommend the 2080ti and that's probably where they got the number. Something tells me the game isn't actually going to be using more than 10GB of vram.
    Dude, maybe just... lower a setting or two? Ultra isn't usually that noticeable a change over high to begin with...
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    Sauron reacted to Lurick in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    But if I can't see my face at a distance of 500m in the reflection of someone's coffee then it's not realistic enough!!!
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    Sauron reacted to Lurick in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    There is a huge difference between keeping realistic expectations as new titles come out and having to have every last shadow in the game ray traced 100% of the time from here until 2 generations later.
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    Sauron got a reaction from BTGbullseye in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    Uh... is it really ironic that the second best card isn't quite enough for 4k maxed in the absolute latest game? Also minimum specs like that are usually bullshit, they just wanted to recommend the 2080ti and that's probably where they got the number. Something tells me the game isn't actually going to be using more than 10GB of vram.
    Dude, maybe just... lower a setting or two? Ultra isn't usually that noticeable a change over high to begin with...
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    Sauron got a reaction from illegalwater in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    Uh... is it really ironic that the second best card isn't quite enough for 4k maxed in the absolute latest game? Also minimum specs like that are usually bullshit, they just wanted to recommend the 2080ti and that's probably where they got the number. Something tells me the game isn't actually going to be using more than 10GB of vram.
    Dude, maybe just... lower a setting or two? Ultra isn't usually that noticeable a change over high to begin with...
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    Sauron got a reaction from Moonzy in Proof 3080 10 GB not Enough VRAM in a few Weeks - Irony, RTX 3090 is Cheaper over RTX 3080 for 4k Ultra Until RTX 4### Series   
    Uh... is it really ironic that the second best card isn't quite enough for 4k maxed in the absolute latest game? Also minimum specs like that are usually bullshit, they just wanted to recommend the 2080ti and that's probably where they got the number. Something tells me the game isn't actually going to be using more than 10GB of vram.
    Dude, maybe just... lower a setting or two? Ultra isn't usually that noticeable a change over high to begin with...
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    Sauron reacted to givingtnt in Office 2022 to have a one time purchase   
    Finally !

    But oh god wait for the price.
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    Sauron got a reaction from Jisagi in How do I Compile XP Source Code   
    1) we can't tell you because that would be illegal
    2) we don't know
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    Sauron reacted to Suika in rtx 3080 crashing possibly due to capacitor choice   
    Oh, see, I'm on the opposite side of the spectrum and I firmly believe a majority of this is NVIDIA's fault.
     
    1) All board partner designs have to be approved by NVIDIA, so while Zotac, EVGA, or Palit could submit a shit design, if it gets through, then surely NVIDIA thought it was fine.
    2) NVIDIA gave board partners very little time to test boards.
    3) The time board partners did have to test boards, the majority of it was without drivers to actually run games or actual loads on, so partners could have been binning improper chips too.
    4) Not making the reference design a bit more strict, like a 1+5 config should have been the bare minimum with 2+4 being recommended. ASUS just went overkill by the looks of it.
     
    Some partners managed to do better than others but it definitely sounds like NVIDIA holds most of the fault, board partners just won't admit it because they don't want NVIDIA to wack them in the face with their massive dingly.
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    Sauron got a reaction from ImAyaanKhan in Bill Gates fan leaks source code for a bunch of Microsoft OSes including Windows XP   
    Every security expert worth their salt will tell you that security through obscurity is a bad idea. A system needs to be robust even if everyone knows how it works precisely because you can't guarantee something like this won't happen.
     
    Linux has been around for almost 30 years and it hasn't been any more prone to critical vulnerabilities and exploits being found than Windows despite being run on some very valuable servers over the years AND being completely open source. Open source being less secure is a myth propagated by corporations making terrible proprietary software looking for excuses when their bad security fails.
    You mean the vulnerability that was found by security researchers and eventually fixed rather than left to rot for 10 years while black hats had time to find it for themselves and keep it a secret?
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    Sauron got a reaction from jagdtigger in Bill Gates fan leaks source code for a bunch of Microsoft OSes including Windows XP   
    A lower barrier of entry? Do you think anyone other than an expert can just open up decades old code for a highly complex system and find new exploits?
    Researchers would have the same time as everyone else to look into it so this doesn't make sense. Of course, if Microsoft starts going after researchers for downloading and reading this code then we might have a problem... but that's on them.
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    Sauron got a reaction from Technous285 in Bill Gates fan leaks source code for a bunch of Microsoft OSes including Windows XP   
    Every security expert worth their salt will tell you that security through obscurity is a bad idea. A system needs to be robust even if everyone knows how it works precisely because you can't guarantee something like this won't happen.
     
    Linux has been around for almost 30 years and it hasn't been any more prone to critical vulnerabilities and exploits being found than Windows despite being run on some very valuable servers over the years AND being completely open source. Open source being less secure is a myth propagated by corporations making terrible proprietary software looking for excuses when their bad security fails.
    You mean the vulnerability that was found by security researchers and eventually fixed rather than left to rot for 10 years while black hats had time to find it for themselves and keep it a secret?
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    Sauron got a reaction from jagdtigger in Bill Gates fan leaks source code for a bunch of Microsoft OSes including Windows XP   
    Every security expert worth their salt will tell you that security through obscurity is a bad idea. A system needs to be robust even if everyone knows how it works precisely because you can't guarantee something like this won't happen.
     
    Linux has been around for almost 30 years and it hasn't been any more prone to critical vulnerabilities and exploits being found than Windows despite being run on some very valuable servers over the years AND being completely open source. Open source being less secure is a myth propagated by corporations making terrible proprietary software looking for excuses when their bad security fails.
    You mean the vulnerability that was found by security researchers and eventually fixed rather than left to rot for 10 years while black hats had time to find it for themselves and keep it a secret?
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    Sauron reacted to Nayr438 in Bill Gates fan leaks source code for a bunch of Microsoft OSes including Windows XP   
    It's actually not the first Windows leak, but it may be the first full one.
    The development team however behind Wine, says they would rather never look at any part of the Windows Source Code, as it could add in the possibility of accidentally copying or rewriting something from the source. Wine needs to be made without any reference to the original Windows Source code for legal reasons.
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    Sauron reacted to colonel_mortis in Linux-Account Permissions with sudo and root   
    You can switch to the root user using
    su which will work as you expect, asking for root's password.
     
    sudo is subtly different - it allows users that have the requisite permissions (which usually means being in the sudoers or wheel group) to use their own credentials to run a command as root. For single user systems, the advantage is that you just need one password for privileged and unprivileged tasks. For multiuser systems, it has even more benefits: I can allow you to have sudo access this week, but then decide that I don't trust you any more and revoke your sudo access without needing to change the root password, and I can also only allow you to use sudo to run certain commands (for example, I might want to let you do sudo apt update, but not sudo rm -rf /).
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    Sauron reacted to Spotty in Big Navi might still be faster than the 3080   
    Everyone wants AMD to be able to compete with a current generation Nvidia high end card, but let's not hype it up too much just yet. Just be patient and wait a month until the card releases and there's independent reviews for it that will undoubtedly compare them to the Nvidia cards.
     
    inb4 *50% better performance than RDNA in raytracing
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    Sauron got a reaction from LAwLz in Apple online store now live in India with greedy and out of touch prices   
    It's not that different elsewhere... are we seriously acting surprised here?
     


     
    By the way wtf is up with EU prices holy shit
     
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    Sauron reacted to AluminiumTech in Apple online store now live in India with greedy and out of touch prices   
    EU prices include taxes though. US prices don’t.
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    Sauron got a reaction from TomvanWijnen in Apple online store now live in India with greedy and out of touch prices   
    "other products are also overpriced" is not an argument against Apple's products being overpriced. Furthermore we were using RAM prices as a specific example and those are outrageously absurd when compared to the price of almost any comparable standalone kit you can find on amazon.
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    Sauron got a reaction from r2724r16 in Apple online store now live in India with greedy and out of touch prices   
    It's not that different elsewhere... are we seriously acting surprised here?
     


     
    By the way wtf is up with EU prices holy shit
     
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    Sauron got a reaction from StDragon in $7,300 Passive CPU heatsink   
    definitely a scam
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    Sauron got a reaction from Commodus in Microsoft To Buy Bethesda Studios For $7.5 Billion   
    Uh... you're talking about Microsoft.
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