At last – Haiku R1/beta2 has been released! 🎉
Hardware & boot testing has begun for R1/beta2! Can you help us out by trying one of the builds, and reporting how @haiku functions on your hardware? https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/help-wanted-r1-beta2-boot-hardware-testing/9511
@haiku ... and I'm just getting started on the optimizations: for instance, merged last night is a patch that will improve inode write performance by a minimum of 10x-20x (on HDDs) and potentially up to *200x* (on SSDs)!
It used to be like this everywhere, but now only on @haiku : a list of all running processes with none (including the web browser and window server!) using over 65MB of RAM. (And launch_daemon's RAM usage is in the hundreds of KB!!)
Librem.one, Moderation Discussion
Admins: perhaps you should consider blocking social.librem.one. This instance’s policies could affect the safety of many of us on the fediverse. The instance automatically rejects both local and remote reports, meaning there is no way to bring bad users and content to the attention of their moderators. See here: https://source.puri.sm/liberty/smilodon/commit/9cae431902a2c0ce6438c6722a3a901e279c78fc
In discussion within their chatrooms, I received this response:
quick note about reporting (copied from other chat room): this is correct, after deep deliberation we have concluded that no company should control speech - we have a “stay safe” guide in the pipeline, but briefly, block bad users and report illegal content - in the long-term federated, community-managed blocklists are likely the answer
This does not seem right to me - if we’re subjected to their users, the only action admins can take is to block their server rather than have our issues addressed. This makes for a poor member of the fediverse.
It is proven! I am waddlesplash on Keybase: https://keybase.io/waddlesplash/sigchain#0e06b8299bbed2d4a5b59314460c064cd522f39210319587874d97700a2b105d0f
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
PSA: Most XHCI (USB 3.0+) issues in @haiku have been resolved over the previous month! Grab a new nightly build and try it out. https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/waddlesplash/2019-03-08_most_long-standing_xhci_usb3_issues_resolved/
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as GNU/Linux is in fact GNU/Linux/systemd/xorg/KDE/Gnome/xfce/fluxbox/tmux/Mozilla/chromium/dillo/lynx/vim/emacs/mutt/alpine/vlc/mplayer/cmus/abiword/libreoffice/gimp/inkscape/blender/python/perl/ruby/lua/erlang/git/mercurial/bzr/subversion/mysql/postgresql/sqlite/festival/pidgin/...
If you didn't yet know, Google is datamining GMail etc for purchase confirmation emails amongst other things and aggregating it for their own purposes in an extremely detailed way.
(Everything you purchased with order ids, detailed billing details, VAT, including subscriptions etc)
Do not believe a single word about how this information is kept private. There is zero reason to build a system to aggregate this and then not use it to make money out of.
Incredibly cursed error message that I just got on a work PC trying to launch Task Manager:
"Too many files are currently in use by 16-bit programs. Exit one or more 16-bit programs, or increase the value of the FILES command in your Config.sys file."
...now, that message is pretty cursed on its own (Task Manager is not 16-bit and should not be affected by 16-bit open files limitations), but this is 64-bit Windows 10.
Which doesn't even support 16-bit applications.
All @haiku kernel memory is now W^X.
well, fuck, Australia passed the encryption bill. I guess I'm getting off FastMail first thing in the morning and then auditing all of my systems to make sure there's nothing from Australia anywhere.
this also effectively means I can never safely visit until it's gone, or I can theoretically be compromised at any point while I'm there.
Seriously, WTF? This has to be intentional. You don't "accidentally" write code that removes unknown partitions, reformats them and uses them for temporary space. The solution of using a separate hard drive? I don't think it will last, as this is clearly intentional. This is an attempt at intentionally destroying installations of other OSes on the same machine.
At long, long last – Haiku R1/beta1 has been released!
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