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 No.8948[Reply]

Are commercially available fingerprint sensors a fake?

I mean how can they read the intricacies and curvatures of a phone while being so flat and tiny? I litearlly don't understand or think they're real

And wasn't a old wives tale that all fingerprints are unique?

 No.8959

Probably. They get so much shit on them sitting in peoples pockets and each time you use it. Why doesn't the skin from the previous time you used it not affect it? I think they do something, bu they're not "secure" by any reasonable definition.

 No.8963

>>8948
>Are commercially available fingerprint sensors a fake?
Lets say it's a very low security hurdle.

The biggest flaw is that you can't change your finger-print, so if somebody has managed to lift your finger print from a surface you touched, the security is broken and you can't reset it. There are already black markets for finger print databases. Some smartphones scan your face instead of your finger, you can't change your face either.

You can get a special usb-stick that plugs into the charging port of your smartphone to unlock it. That's very safe if you can hold on to the usb-stick.

 No.8971

>>8963
>a special usb-stick
Wouldn't any stick with USB-C or micro USB work?

 No.9018

>>8971
>Wouldn't any stick with USB-C or micro USB work?
You need the special stick so it will not release the phone unlock codes unless it's actually plugged into the phone. That prevents duplication.



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 No.8933[Reply]

Opinions on suckless? I kinda like the concept but the idea of sharing the space and potentially looking for problem solutions together with alt-right retards who unironically rant about "social marxists" makes not wanna use their stuff. I know it's kind of illogical but I get a weird feeling whenever i'm about to git clone their repos or if I'm trying to look at examples and all I get is Luke Smith's videos about it.

 No.8934

How convert them if no interact w/ them?

 No.8935

>>8934
You think I should appropriate their technology and do a leftie takeover?

 No.8936

>>8935
How that convert them to communism?

 No.8939

>>8938
what did he mean by this

 No.8951

>>8937
and I cant believe people are actually able to be this fucking retarded yet here you are



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 No.8926[Reply]

> another Firefox update
< they broke the GUI again
What the fuck were they thinking? I can't even tell the active tab apart from the inactive ones, they look the same.
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 No.9157

>>9043
they removed compact mode support

 No.9159

>>8929
Oh. very gud response

 No.9160

>>9156
installed this
but i still have the same problem where i can't undo a closed tab quickly

 No.9164

>>8962
Not yet but looks very nice.

 No.9165

>>9160
Does Shift-Control-T not work?



 No.8916[Reply]




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 No.8918

A magnifying glass.

 No.8921

lighters work pretty well, and are reusable to a point. More than matches at least



 No.8897[Reply]

Keywords being "easy to digest". I heard there was a netflix (I know) documentary on datamining and surveilance but I haven't see it yet, anything else?

 No.8898

It's called The Social Dilemma.
It's as dumbed down and dramatized as you can possibly get. If that doesn't make them think about privacy and what the tech companies are really up to, nothing will.

 No.8899

>>8898
>Author and digital media researcher Wendy Hui Kyong Chun argued that the film gives an inaccurate portrayal of how social media algorithms work and exaggerates how much control they have over their users.
<"The idea that somehow they control you is overblown," she said. "At the same time, you can say that a lot of what they know about you is accurate. But then the question you have to ask yourself is: So what?"
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

>Facebook released a statement on its about page that the film “gives a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create a convenient scapegoat for what are difficult and complex societal problems".

Epic.

>Mozilla employees Ashley Boyd and Audrey Hingle note the film's lack of "insights from women and people of color who have been important voices on these topics."

Thank you Mozilla, very cool.



 No.8882[Reply]

I think it's moronic and doesn't have much practicality but might be used in a better way in a communist society

What do you think about wearables and do you think it would exist in an advanced socialist society?

https://youtu.be/ud6uNY5E2wQ?list=TLPQMzEwNTIwMjFsed4l0KCO_A
Just look at how stupid this shit is

 No.8883

No it's truly useless.
It's only purpose is surveillance and harvesting useless consumer data.

Computers are general purpose tools, but everything after that was designed to collect useless data on people and nothing else. It belongs in the trash.

 No.8892

Yeah I've come to feel everything more mobile than a laptop is pointless and life-wasting in current year. Definitely necessary to reach extremely small computers so whatever, let the normies fund it.

 No.8894

Useless unless you have heart problems or something and I'm sure there are gadgets better suited to keep that in check.
This is only something PMCs buy to count their daily steps or something retarded like that.

 No.8900

>>8882
A big tech corporation might see this as a "new market" or a way to extend the reach of their sensors, but from a user perspective this is a useless gimmick. And it's not new, when mp3 players were all the rage you could get a jacket with an integrated mp3 player. People prefer separate devices because they can use the functionality with all their clothing.

Wearable technology is not going to be a thing until it stops trying to attach stuff to clothing, and start improving clothing. The obvious improvement for a jacket would be including a thermostat that regulates the temperature.



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 No.8875[Reply]

notepad++ is radical centrism gang.
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 No.8914

>>8901

Better is subjective but you could use Visual Codium or even Emacs if you have enough time to learn it.

 No.8919

>>8914
>Better is subjective
Brain worms. Stop defending proprietary trash.

 No.8924

>>8914
Visual Copium

 No.8953

>>8911
your FLOSS won't protect you. the NSA has an entire division dedicated to infiltrating FOSS projects. The Linux kernel is MILLIONS of lines long and i no Linus and friends are not sitting there auditing every single line of code. it's a pipe dream. just use mac or windows and air gap the fucking thing. your welcome.

 No.8956

>>8953
>just give up bro, you've already lost
t. NSA



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 No.8869[Reply]

$10 GPUs for everyone!
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 No.8904

>>8889
wtf i hate nationalism now

 No.8905

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Even if i can't have it, I'm still curious about what a $10 GPU can do, anybody got links ?

 No.8907

Big deal

I just saw Nvidia released the new B00B Ti for 19.99

 No.8910

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 No.8925

Muahaha now storeshitters and japs have to suffer as I did back in the day
y do I habe to suffer w/ them doe?



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 No.8863[Reply]

 No.8867

>washpo
Didn't click.

 No.8980

im retarded how do i get past the article payment gate

whats the gist?

 No.8981

>ctrl+f porn
>0 results
nah

 No.8982

>>8867 https://archive.is/0y3lH
here i archived itpiratePirate



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 No.8860[Reply]

 No.8861

It relieves stress to travel long distances and imagine never going back

 No.8862

introduce them to traffic jams

 No.8864

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Nazrin is a mouse!

 No.8908

I really really like this



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