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Cyber Security / Re: OrangePi Zero: the $6.99 PC
« Last post by RE on Today at 09:50:02 PM »
Well, you'll just get hopelessly fouled up and won't tell me in detail what's wrong.  I've asked a few times what you want to do with all these computers and you won't tell me.

I did tell you.  It was to set up a separate Linux run computer to run a secure email server on, precisely what you were trying to do on the Orange Pi but got hung up on, despite the fact you're a fucking genius professional at this stuff.  Somehow, you expect me to be able to do it though, and if I ask for help you don't give me much worthwhile except to say I should do my own research on the Linux help channel.  ::)

It's fucking ridiculous, I'm not a code jockey and while I can do installs on these things I have no fucking clue how to make them work with each other properly, or diagnose the problems that crop up.  That is why I stopped doing installs of new widgets and scripts on the Diner and left that shit up to you.  If I do it and something goes wrong, I'm up shit's creek without a paddle.  You at least can try to figure out WTF went wrong.

Lemme know when you have a good recipe I can follow to get a Linux secure email server set up on one of those prebuilt $300 micros.  In the meantime, I'll live with the trash I got with my Windows computers and Android portables.

RE
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Cyber Security / Re: OrangePi Zero: the $6.99 PC
« Last post by Palloy2 on Today at 09:22:56 PM »
Well, you'll just get hopelessly fouled up and won't tell me in detail what's wrong.  I've asked a few times what you want to do with all these computers and you won't tell me.  I give you a nice simple script to follow and you say it's all too complicated.

Anyway the Zero doesn't have an HDMI port, so it HAS TO deliver its screen via some Remote Desktop software.  The best of these is "nomachine".  You need nomachine on both ends of the connection.  This could be an Android phone or tablet, a Windows PC, or a Linux PC, or iPad.  I've just tried to install nomachine from the Google PlayStore to my phone, running Android 4.1.2, but it says "Your device isn't compatible with this version". 

I presume nomachine is compatible with later Androids, so with nomachine on your Zero as well, you should be able to see the Zero's screen OK.  And if you have a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse paired with the tablet/phone, it will be connected to the Zero when its screen is showing.

Alternatively, the OrangePi PC has an HDMI port, so you can see its screen on any HDMI monitor.  These seem to start from ~$45 for 7" on AliExpress.  So not much saving over the Android tablet.
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Geopolitics / Trumpty-Dumpty: Strike 5!
« Last post by RE on Today at 09:11:59 PM »
Another fastball blows by His Trumpness.

Sorry, no Wall today.   :(


RE

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/us/politics/federal-budget-shutdown-congress.html

Politics
Threat of Government Shutdown Fades as Trump Retreats on Wall

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER, MATT FLEGENHEIMER and PETER BAKERAPRIL 25, 2017


Three days before the deadline to avert a government shutdown, congressional leaders were negotiating a spending proposal on Tuesday that would supply no money for President Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico but would increase funding for White House priorities like the military and other types of border security.

Lawmakers in both parties expressed confidence that a deal could be reached before the lights go out, a prediction that seemed safer as Mr. Trump backed off his demand that the border wall receive funding in this measure.

“Hopefully we’ll reach an agreement sometime in the next couple of days,” said the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, though he did not rule out a short-term extension to buy lawmakers more time for a final agreement.

Several obstacles remain, most notably the fate of payments to health insurers to lower deductibles and other costs for low-income consumers who buy plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Mr. Trump has threatened to withhold the subsidy payments, which are the subject of a lawsuit, as leverage in negotiations with Democrats, whose votes will be needed to pass any spending bill in the Senate.

Democrats have now turned that threat on its head, insisting that the payments — which the administration has quietly continued to make — be guaranteed as part of any deal. “Six million people could lose their health care, which could become unaffordable,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader.

The House Democratic whip, Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, said the payments were something Republicans “need to do for the American people, not as a ‘give’ to Democrats in negotiations.”

Another central point in the negotiations is a dispute over health benefits for retired miners who may lose their coverage, an issue that led to a near shutdown last year. Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and other Democrats want those benefits extended, and miners have been a big constituency for Mr. Trump. On Tuesday, Mr. McConnell said he supported “a permanent fix on miners’ health care.”

“It’s my hope that that will be included in the final package,” he said.

Democrats would also like to see Congress bail out Puerto Rico’s ailing Medicaid program as part of the deal.

One fact suggests that both Republicans and Democrats have gotten much of what they wanted in the spending bill: They have strikingly avoided the sort of inflamed talk that is often a part of fights over budgets.

After a fractious period in the Capitol — cresting this month with Democrats’ filibuster of Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Republicans’ deployment of the so-called nuclear option to confirm him — members seemed modestly hopeful for a reset of sorts.

“This is a good time to stabilize the government,” said Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri and a member of the Appropriations Committee. “And then whatever debates we didn’t have in the next three days, we could have in the next three months or three years.”

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill continued negotiations on Tuesday, White House and Senate staff members seemed to agree that the wall had been reduced to something like a metaphor for broad-based border security funding, which is all but certain to end up in a final spending package.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, praised Mr. Trump for relenting.

“He’s not going to overplay his hand,” Mr. Graham said. “Here’s the challenge to the Democrats: Are you going to overplay your hand?”
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At the very least, Democrats seemed inclined to declare victory on the wall for now.

Mr. Schumer — whose caucus is delighting this week in pointing out areas in which Mr. Trump has fallen short of campaign promises as he approaches his 100th day in office — exulted on Tuesday in the wall’s near-term fate. “For weeks, we have been making good progress in negotiating with our Republican colleagues,” Mr. Schumer said. “The president’s 11th-hour demand threatened to upend the progress. We’re pleased he’s backing off.”

At the same time, Mr. Trump took care to avoid the appearance of acquiescence on the wall, eager to reinforce his long-term commitment. “Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking, etc.”

Mr. Trump is showing “some reasonableness on the wall,” the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said. He said the president was willing to talk about finding a compromise, even while seeking to put Democrats on the defensive.

Speaking later to reporters at the White House, Mr. Trump went so far as to say the wall would be built in his first term, regardless of this week’s spending measure.

“The wall is going to get built,” he said. “Just in case anybody has any question, the wall is going to get built.”

Asked when, he said: “Soon. We’re already preparing. We’re doing plans. We’re doing specifications. We’re doing a lot of work on the wall, and the wall gets built.”

The current legislation would keep the government operating through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. But the president could refocus his battle for wall construction in spending bills for the next fiscal year.

The promise to build a wall — or, actually, to extend a series of barriers that already exist along parts of the border — was a central theme of Mr. Trump’s campaign. Not only would he protect the United States from a tide of immigrants coming across the border illegally, he said, but Mexico would pay for it.

But the cost estimates for the wall have gone up, and Mexico has made clear it has no intention of spending money on it.

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has said that Mr. Trump is still determined to make Mexico pay, but that he will proceed first with American tax dollars.

“The president has been very clear” that “in order to get the ball rolling on border security and the wall, that he was going to have to use the current appropriations process,” Mr. Spicer said. “But he would make sure that that promise would be kept as far as the payment of it.”

Mr. Spicer insisted that Mexico would eventually pay.

Mr. Trump initially estimated during the campaign that the wall would cost $12 billion, but the figure has soared since then. A Department of Homeland Security internal report in February estimated that the wall could cost about $21.6 billion. A report issued by Senate Democrats last week put the cost far higher, at nearly $70 billion.

Even without the wall, illegal crossings of the southwestern border have been falling significantly. The number of people apprehended fell 40 percent from January to February and 30 percent from February to March, according to Customs and Border Protection.

The White House has attributed that to Mr. Trump’s tough talk and increased enforcement. Since November, when Mr. Trump was elected, illegal crossings have fallen by nearly 75 percent.

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Cyber Security / Re: OrangePi Zero: the $6.99 PC
« Last post by RE on Today at 08:07:30 PM »
Before you root your device, you should at least consider saving a backup of Android, because if you can't get the new OS to work, the device becomes a paperweight.

This of course is why you work with the El Cheapo-ist android you can find, and used you can pick these things up for $20.  People give away old phones for free these days too.  You can't make an Omelete without breaking a few eggs, so buy cheap eggs to experiment on.

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I wouldn't be keen to try any of those methods, and I certainly don't want to help out anyone trying.

No worries.  I have no compulsion to try this, and after my last experience with you have come to realize this is just a hobby for yourself and you don't really want to help anyone else with your expertiese.

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Geopolitics / Re: Trumpty-Dumpty Military Adventurism & War Mongering
« Last post by agelbert on Today at 08:00:13 PM »
This Trump is a pure and unadulterated DUMB REPTILE

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/35aT9ikWcqc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/35aT9ikWcqc</a>

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Doom Psychology & Philosophy / Re: Purpose at the end of the "Age of Oil."
« Last post by RE on Today at 07:59:51 PM »

You hide it pretty well most of the time, but you are as much a slave of ethical behavior and the responsibility to treat others with respect as I have ever been. GOOD FOR YOU!

I will go so far as to say that being married or single both have challenges that are different but equal.  However, most of the population chooses to be married, few choose to be monks.  That's because the monastic life is not a very easy way to live.

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RE didn't make that contract, so he has, technically speaking, a lower threshold of physical requirements that he must meet to continue respecting himself.

Actually, it's a higher threshold.  A monast has nobody else to blame his shortcomings on, and nobody to comfort him and love him when he makes mistakes.  Married people share these burdens, they don't have to bear them alone.  It's why solitary individuals are far more likely to commit suicide.  It's a much higher calling and more difficult path to follow than marriage.

RE

The perceived ability to pass the buck on perceived lack of success in marriage and family is an illusion. Yes, some people certainly do that. But single people can do that too with their peer group, society, etc.
Honest people, be they married or single, have the same principles.

I do agree with you that single people are more likely to off themselves. But this stat is unrelated to the ease, or lack of it, of providing food, shelter and clothing. It is simply due to the fact that humans are social beings wired to live, care for, and depend on, each other in social groups. Your ability to remain stable and at peace with your accomplishments or lack of them in your life is certainly more challenging when you rely only on yourself for assessing your value as a human.

All that said, the fact that you are single, does NOT mean you are not dependent on others for peer group acceptance. For you to claim that you need no moral support, or feel you are independent of the need to provide any, just ain't so. You HELPED LD because you CARE. That means you are LINKED emotionally to LD's success in life. You are, in effect, a PART of that social group, even though you live by yourself.

I'll go further. I'll say that, despite your claim to have an ego the size of Mount Everest, you would suffer from depression and lack of self esteem if LD failed in life. Your skin ain't all that thick, RE. And that is one of the reasons I remain your friend after having some heavy duty arguments with your over the years.   

You hide it pretty well most of the time, but you are as much a slave of ethical behavior and the responsibility to treat others with respect as I have ever been. GOOD FOR YOU! 




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Cyber Security / Re: OrangePi Zero: the $6.99 PC
« Last post by Palloy2 on Today at 07:46:26 PM »
After looking into each of the solutions in RE's last post, nothing stands out as being easy.

KBOX

It is the only one that doesn't need you to root your Android (good), so is a bit like VirtualBox except that the Host OS is ONLY Android and the Guest OS is ONLY Damned Small Linux.
DSL is not much like any other Linux OS you will come across, so you won't learn as much useful stuff from it.
Different versions for different Android versions, so be careful.

All the others

You need to root the Android device - to get root access, which Android doesn't allow.  If you do this it will void your warranty.
Before you root your device, you should at least consider saving a backup of Android, because if you can't get the new OS to work, the device becomes a paperweight.
Restoring Android from a backup isn't easy either from the sound of things.

Linux Deploy

I don't understand how this works, and it is not well described.
The software is hosted on GitHub, where the Open Issues count is 467.
Support seems to be in Vietnamese and broken English.
It is not clear whether you can deploy ANY OS and ANY version, or only the ones they list.
It is not clear what happens if the device has chips that were supported by manufacturer's drivers for Android.

Limbo PC Emulator

This emulates the (Intel) x86 architecture on the device's (ARM) armhf architecture, so will be horribly slow.  They don't recommend using a GUI OS.
Complete non-starter.

Complete Linux Installer

Google PlayStore has this app, but the link to its web site is broken.

Linux Installer

Not in Google PlayStore (any longer?)

Conclusion

I wouldn't be keen to try any of those methods, and I certainly don't want to help out anyone trying.
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The Coverup gets HARDER to Cover Up

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UYbsN5WImrU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UYbsN5WImrU</a>

Agelbert NOTE: When the crooks is cornered, dey looks for a Commie War Scare distraction. I tink it's called, uh, (see below):

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Doom Psychology & Philosophy / Re: LD's activities have GREAT MERIT
« Last post by RE on Today at 07:04:05 PM »
RE didn't make that contract, so he has, technically speaking, a lower threshold of physical requirements that he must meet to continue respecting himself.

Actually, it's a higher threshold.  A monast has nobody else to blame his shortcomings on, and nobody to comfort him and love him when he makes mistakes.  Married people share these burdens, they don't have to bear them alone.  It's why solitary individuals are far more likely to commit suicide.  It's a much higher calling and more difficult path to follow than marriage.

RE
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