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EarthWormJM2

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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to TempestCatto in Eurocom made a 28TB storage laptop   
    battery capacity of 5 minutes 12 seconds
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Master Disaster in It'(wa)s 2019 and people still fall for spelling mistakes - Microsoft takes down 50 North Korean phishing sites   
    I had one yesterday saying my car had been involved in an accident, I wasted about 30 minutes of his time before telling him I suffer from a degenerative eye disease, am registered as semi blind and I am not allowed to drive by law. He called me a shit head then hung up very quickly
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Arika S in It'(wa)s 2019 and people still fall for spelling mistakes - Microsoft takes down 50 North Korean phishing sites   
    "hello, yes this is the IRS, you own us money, and the only way you can pay us is with itunes gift cards. Also don't tell anyone this is what you're buying them for, otherwise they will call the police and have you arrested for tax-evasion"
     
    how people STILL believe this is legit will forever be beyond me
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to williamcll in Less power for more bandwidth - Micron on DDR5 production @ CES 2020   
    Notably, its top clock /MT will jump to 6400, lower power consumption (1.1 - 1.8V compared to 1.2 - 2.5V on DDR4) and includes ECC
    Source:http://investors.micron.com/news-releases/news-release-details/next-leap-data-center-performance-arrives-micron-ddr5
    https://www.micron.com/products/dram/ddr5-sdram
    https://www.micron.com/-/media/client/global/documents/products/white-paper/ddr5_more_than_a_generational_update_wp.pdf?la=en
    Thoughts: Considering news of DDR4's pricing going back up this year, one can hope these new sticks can finally push the price of RAM back down in the coming months.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to GodSeph in Be careful whose charger you borrow: Phone charging cables can hack your devices, experts say   
    The amount of time and effort + the amount of technical knowhow to do something like this I wouldnt worry. 90%+ of all "hacks" is social manipulation and nothing to do with actual hackers. This includes installing malware or opening links you shouldn't. This also happens on phones and Im baffled that people fall for side loading VERY shady apps just because some website says their phone is hacked lol. Dr.Phil is mostly sensationalizing for views as most of his viewers are probably not tech focused. He also has to explain he was a forensic psychiatrist in every episode like people didnt know this.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Belac F in Be careful whose charger you borrow: Phone charging cables can hack your devices, experts say   
    thats some scary shit!
     
    But if it costs 200$, it will be a long time before third party cables can be easily confused with them. And i'm pretty sure any cable bought in a well known brick and mortar store should be safe.
     
    But this could be bad for, say, those phone charging stations at malls. If someone tampers with them, they could easily steal hundreds of peoples data (kinda like credit card skimmers on atms)
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to manikyath in Wanting to build a windows 98 machine, equivalent to the ones LGR builds   
    my windows 98 build is a 120MHz pentium, originally had 32MB RAM but i upgraded it with some ram sticks i harvested elsewhere, they're 256MB sticks, but the mobo only sees 32MB of that, totalling 64MB.
     
    past that it's an s3 virge and a sound blaster live, slammed together in a pretty horrible case.
     
    all in all, it doesnt matter all that much what exactly you get as long as it meets requirements of the software you want to run. flea markets and attics may be a good place to start your build.
     
    one thing i DO STRONGLY recommend is getting an IDE to compactflash adapter, and a compactflash card around 1-8GB to use as your storage. this way you can easily load new software on the system, and you dont have to rely on ancient hard drives.
     
    also, before you power things up, you may want to disassemble your power supply to make sure it's not hiding nasty secrets.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Yogi_DaBear221 in Wanting to build a windows 98 machine, equivalent to the ones LGR builds   
    So I'm wanting to build a retro machine, kind of like what Lazy Game Reviews has with the Lazy Green Machine and the Megalinium Monster, but I'm not sure where to properly start, like I have a few clues as to good older hardware like the Voodoo cards that seem to be pretty good and hold up well in the modern day, but what are some other good brands and things I will absolutely need? I'd also love it if I didn't have to like buy a new monitor to go along with said machine. 
     
    I'm just in the pre-planning stages so budget is questionable at the moment.
     
    Also What are some thing to be aware of or avoid?
     
    Should Probably Give More Detail about what I'm hoping to run and play on it:
    So I'm looking to play games on the spectrum from Commander Keen to POD(I think that's what it's called) to the original NFS games and maybe if possible the old Hot Wheels FMV type games. 

    I'm looking to have a Disc Drive, a 3.5in Floppy Drive, a 5.25 Floppy Drive, I'd also like a halfway decent sound card if someone can recommend one.
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    EarthWormJM2 got a reaction from Eigenvektor in only 3.5gb of ram showing in windows   
    I would say do a re-install of windows 10 64-bit as something could be corrupt or not set right and that would give you a fresh base to start with if it is still not reporting the full 8GB. Also what make and model are the sticks of RAM? (as haas asked) are they the same 2 sticks, or different?
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    EarthWormJM2 got a reaction from Eigenvektor in only 3.5gb of ram showing in windows   
    So now it's reporting 6GB on 2 4GB sticks... weird. Normally this would be if he had 4 2GB sticks and one isn't reporting right. To rule out any memory issues, you could have him try to take out one stick, boot, see if it reports 4GB, then swap the sticks and do the same. That way you at least know the memory is all good. Also could try other RAM slots (if available) to rule those out as well. Hope that helps!
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Taf the Ghost in California's new data and privacy rights in effect as of today - Microsoft pledges US-wide application... + details of proposed CRPA   
    The single greatest piece of Lawyering in American History was the deal signed by the Tobacco companies in the late 90s. They might have had to fork over billions, but they got a legally enforceable, criminally actionable Cartel established. It's the only true Cartel that's legal in the USA, and it's been so potent that companies willingly joined the deal because of how potent it is.
     
    I've brought up the Tobacco Cartel a few times, around here, because it's really important to understanding the way major corporations will operate. They'll fight against exterior authority right until the moment they're ready to flip and use that authority to their own ends. We saw this with Amazon and Sales Tax, as another example. What we might see is a shift with big data collectors forming something of an "information Collection Cartel". Which just makes it easier for the NSA to gather it all anyway.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Bombastinator in California's new data and privacy rights in effect as of today - Microsoft pledges US-wide application... + details of proposed CRPA   
    I think it’s already happened.
    I’m more familiar than I want to be with the tobacco company stuff and the incredible power they wield.  That statement is if anything underaccusatiry imho.
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    EarthWormJM2 got a reaction from TechyBen in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    Just because you sell the most of something, doesn't mean it's the best... Doesn't even mean it has to be good. Look at Lada in Russia for example... lol
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_automobiles
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    EarthWormJM2 got a reaction from TechyBen in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    That's exactly why he makes these videos, because he sees so many devices with issues that should be simple fixes but are made harder and longer by Apple themselves. I'd be frustrated too. But he makes most of his living fixing APPLE products, so obviously he doesn't want Apple to go out of business or anything, he just wants them to be better with their business practices, like the repair side of things.
    If anything, I would say he's the PERFECT guy to make these opinions about these devices as he is one of the front lines seeing all the issues. Much rather trust him then an 18 yr old "genius" who's knowledge relies on a WiFi connection to a database of ONLY the information Apple whats to give out. Hence why none of them know that you could disassemble the phone to recover data if it was water damaged or something. (or the fact that Apple doesn't want you to know this (they literally employ ppl on their forums to delete helpful comments, like how to recover your data from a damaged phone) But I digress) 
     
    On topic:
    The T2 chip is a physical piece of HW that has the ability to completely lock out any component on a device or the device itself. Mr. Moose was saying that Apple COULD use it nefariously and based on past actions, would be a surprise to no one who knows them. None of it is saying they ARE doing anything, just they COULD. Dunno how that can be said much clearer lol.
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    EarthWormJM2 got a reaction from Blademaster91 in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    That's exactly why he makes these videos, because he sees so many devices with issues that should be simple fixes but are made harder and longer by Apple themselves. I'd be frustrated too. But he makes most of his living fixing APPLE products, so obviously he doesn't want Apple to go out of business or anything, he just wants them to be better with their business practices, like the repair side of things.
    If anything, I would say he's the PERFECT guy to make these opinions about these devices as he is one of the front lines seeing all the issues. Much rather trust him then an 18 yr old "genius" who's knowledge relies on a WiFi connection to a database of ONLY the information Apple whats to give out. Hence why none of them know that you could disassemble the phone to recover data if it was water damaged or something. (or the fact that Apple doesn't want you to know this (they literally employ ppl on their forums to delete helpful comments, like how to recover your data from a damaged phone) But I digress) 
     
    On topic:
    The T2 chip is a physical piece of HW that has the ability to completely lock out any component on a device or the device itself. Mr. Moose was saying that Apple COULD use it nefariously and based on past actions, would be a surprise to no one who knows them. None of it is saying they ARE doing anything, just they COULD. Dunno how that can be said much clearer lol.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to lewdicrous in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    If you really think that corporations care about their customers more than they want you to believe, then you're delusional.
    He runs a repair and data recovery store, he just so happens to repair apple products for less than what apple charges their customers, so he gets more business from people who own apple products.
    He hates the way they restricts people from repairing the devices they bought, their right to repair.
    We all know that every device you buy will break, we also know that you can buy authorized parts for a lot of devices, but you can't do that for apple devices cause apple doesn't sell parts to 3rd party repair stores.
    Here are a few examples of authorized parts from samsung, dell and sony, if something happens to a device that I own and I want to repair it by myself then I can do that when it comes to those companies, but I can't do that with an apple device.
    I think you forgot you said this:
    Your sample size is way smaller than that of Rossmann and yet you say his opinion is skewed and I'm guessing you think yours is solid. Are you fucking serious?
    He has years of experience and thousands of devices backing his claims, what do you have?
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to mr moose in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    And I can't work it out,  we have apple saying they can, examples of them actually doing it (regardless of whether they still do or not), a history of the company not wanting people to repair their own devices,  and on top of that blocking drivers for companies they don't want on their systems.  And yet people are still trying to argue they can't or won't.   
     
    It's like debating with flat earther's, the evidence is right their in front of their face and they continue to argue as if you are only out to hurt people.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to Blademaster91 in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    Interesting, T2 is definitely a HW DRM lock then, if it detects you got a screen or trackpad replacement at a shop besides the Apple store, if Apple wanted to they could lock down your whole laptop, the problem is T2 is on by default and most Apple users really don't need that level of security for a facebook machine.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to lewdicrous in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    Two options:
    Believe someone who works in a particular field that gives them insight on how something works and how a certain company is trying to stop them from performing cheap repairs. Someone with brand royalty and thinks that said company cares about them more than they care about their business. I'll take the former, thank you.
     
    You try to undermine his experience just cause he interacts with "few thousands of broken apple devices", but fail to realize that there are a lot of people in the same industry in many different countries who face the same problems he does, he's just one of the most vocal out them.
     
    I wonder if you at least watched the video, or maybe you're just worried that someone will tell you you're wrong for 9+ minutes.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to jagdtigger in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    Ask other reapir shops, they are going to tell you the same things. Best example of Apple's (in)competence: backlight 10+V pin directly beside a pin coming from the CPU without any kind of protection on a crammed internal display connector..............
     
    /EDIT
    Oh, did i mention their genius solution for a chip that run so hot it broke the solder joints? They simply put a piece of rubber on top of the chip to keep it in place.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to lewdicrous in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    Enjoy.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to jagdtigger in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/12/18077166/apple-macbook-air-mac-mini-t2-chip-security-repair-replacement-tool
    So in short, yes. It is a HW DRM, period.
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    EarthWormJM2 reacted to mr moose in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    Stop pretending these things didn't happen because it's inconvenient:
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/10/iphone-8-ios-113-breaks-smartphones-third-party-repaired-screens-apple
     
     
    You have the embarrassing habit of calling other peoples claims BS when you know full well they aren't.
     
     
    Yeah apple sure is doing all the favors. ?  If you want genuine screen go to apple for the repair, if you want a cheaper third party then that should be the consumers choice, NOT apples.
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