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Comment Re:Atom chip? (Score 2) 59

I have access to a Puma6-based device and sure, the dual-core Atom is fast enough to do a lot of stuff, but the single ARM-core is excruciatingly slow. And guess what? All the cable-management stuff is relegated to the ARM-core, the web-UI runs on the ARM-core, nearly everything runs on it and the x86-cores, in the meantime, just sit idle -- they are only used for NAS-functionality, streaming DVB-C content and Google Music. It's ridiculous how stupid the whole thing is. The box is also ridiculously easy to cause to crash, it's really easy to break into, even without physical access to the device in the first place and so on.

Comment Re:again (Score 1) 43

Indeed, this isn't anything new and all sorts of conductive inks have been around for a good while. You can even modify an inkjet-printer to print with conductive ink, or you can use conductive filament on a 3D-printer. The problem has always been the high resistance and I do not see anything in the article indicating that they'd have solved this.

Comment Re:Poor business (Score 1) 395

Staring at the score a single reviewer gives is, IMHO, stupid, but taking a look at what thousands of people think gives a much better image of what it's actually like. On Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB and the likes I always look at the user-score, not the critic-score, and pretty often the user-score more-or-less matches with my opinion.

Comment Re:Speak password out loud? (Score 2) 54

They meant "mouthing the password," it's just poorly worded. There's e.g. the excerpt of "Third, lip passwords don't rely on speech recognition, meaning they can be used in noisy environments." in the article, which obviously wouldn't work if you had to actually say the password out loud -- the background noise would just drown you out. The system just relies on lip shape and mouth movement, not actually hearing anything.

Comment What's the point? (Score 4, Informative) 55

The official Orange Pi - images are total fucking crapshoot, being so bad they make even your mum's cameltoe look appealing in comparison! It's not the availability of apps that is the problem, it's the support for the boards and all of their features, including Mali-drivers, or the closed, undocumented WiFi-chips, and so on that is the problem! Xunlong ain't doing shit to help get drivers mainlined in the kernel, they just produce a shitty image that barely boots and then hope the community will do all the hard work for them.

So, what's the point with these "snaps?" How do they make the situation any better? Oh, they don't? Weeellll...

Comment Re:Consumer router options (Score 2) 46

So when will we be able to have consumer grade routers that keep selected crwp devices on a separate network and generally restricted access? Is this possible with Tomato or an OSS firmware, either manually or automagically?

You can create separate networks for them, or just add a firewall-rule for not allowing this or that MAC-address access to the Internet, and if you use UPnP you can either whitelist the devices you want to be able to use UPnP or you can blacklist the devices you don't want to be able to do that, and myriads of other ways of restricting things with either OpenWRT or LEDE.

Comment Re:keepass (Score 1) 415

I vote for Keepass, too. It's great for what it is. I also have a system set up to sync the Keepass-database between my devices and to keep backups of the database, so that if the database got corrupted, I could revert to an earlier backup. This way I always have a working copy somewhere.

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