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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:51 pm on July 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , LibreKrsnah Laptop,   

    The LibreKrsnah Laptop 

    Okay! It’s time to discuss the LibreKrsnah laptop. The LibreKrsnah laptop is a concept laptop that is supposed to be the best laptop ever!

    I’ve had this article on my mind for quite some time, so it’s best to get it out of my head.

    I’m gonna call this the LibreKrsnah Laptop 0.1 Alpha.

    Size: 17 inch base model. Over the years, I’ve grown tired of small screens. I want big screens. 21 inch pro model. 23 inch ultra model.

    Specs: We’re going to pack the latest and greatest hardware into this bad boy.

    Upgradability: Everything on this laptop will be swappable or upgradeable.

    CPU: The fastest AMD processor available. At the time of this writing, it’s the AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HX.

    GPU: The fastest AMD GPU available. At the time of this writing, it’s the AMD Radeon™ RX 6800M Mobile Graphics.

    Cooling: Three fans on the base model. 4 on the 21 pro model. 5 fans on the ultra model.

    Storage: 3 NVMe slots on the base model. 4 NVMe slots on the pro model. 5 NVMe slots on the ultra model.

    RAM: Dual channel memory. 32 Gigs on the base model. 64 Gigs on the pro model. 64 Gigs on the ultra model.

    Screen: 1440p 120Hz on the base model. 1440p 144Hz on the pro model. 1440p 144Hz on the ultra model. 4K 120Hz available for the pro and ultra models. Matte.

    Ports: 2 USB C, 3 USB A, HDMI, RJ-45, SD card reader, sim card slot, mic and headphone jack, kensington, and power port on the base model. Pro model will have 3 USB C’s, 4 USB A’s and the rest. Ultra model will have 4 USB C’s, 4 USB A’s, 2 HDMI’s, and 2 sim card slots in addition to the others.

    Touchpad: Centered touchpad will be also be a screen that can be enabled or disabled. Touchpads will be 2 inches larger than the current Apple Macbooks.

    Keyboard: RGB Keyboard

    Speakers: 4 upward firing speakers on both ends of the touchpad and 2 subwoofers at the bottom of the base model. 6 upward firing speakers on both ends of the touchpad and 2 subwoofers at the bottom of the pro model. 8 upward firing speakers on both ends of the touchpad and 4 subwoofers at the bottom of the ultra model.

    Mics: 4 mics on the top bezel of the screen with additional 2 at the back on the base and pro models. 6 mics on the top bezel of the screen with additional 2 at the back on the ultra model.

    Cameras: 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm on the base model.
    4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

    12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift stabilization (IBIS)
    12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (telephoto at the back), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
    12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide) on the pro and ultra models.
    4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.

    These are cameras straight out of Google Pixel 5 and Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max phones. Because I don’t know jack shit about cameras. But I want good laptop cameras!

    The telephoto camera will be stuck at the back of the screen. The wide and ultra wide cameras will be on the front.

    Battery: 99.8Whr. Battery will be swappable just like the old school chunky laptops from the 2000’s.

    OS: Laptops will come with Windows and two Linux distros installed by default.

    Other features:

    Laptops will have retractable feet at the bottom that will raise the laptop 2 inches above the surface it rests on.

    Laptops will have grills both at the top and the bottom for maximum air flow.

    Laptops will not have a logo. Instead they will have a small screen on the back where the owner can display any text or image they desire. Screen will be the size of an Apple watch for reference.

    Touchscreens and fingerprint readers will be optional for all laptops.

    Laptops will come with an additional battery pack pluggable via USB C that could power them for 12 hours straight on max performance mode!

    Laptops will have an array of LED lights to show all the necessary functions plus an additional 3 lights that could be triggered with custom functions. Functions include: Power on battery, Caps Lock, Num Lock, Wifi On, Bluetooth On, Touchpad On.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:31 pm on June 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amazon, , , , Wickr   

    Privacy Fatalities: Wickr 

    I think it’s time to start a new series that’ll keep a record of all the cool privacy applications that sold out.

    To begin this series, we have Wickr.
    Now Wickr has existed for a really long time. I remember seeing it when I first got into privacy. But I never checked it out. Even back in 2015, I was wary of corporate crooks in the privacy business.

    A notable app similar to Wickr is Wire.
    Unlike Wickr, Wire had a pretty rough start beginning with some technical ambiguities in their security whitepaper.
    Not to mention the fact that one of it’s cofounders and some of it’s devs had previously worked on Skype.

    Recently news hit the privacy world that Wickr had been acquired by Amazon, the company that fathered Alexa.
    I believe at this point, Wickr just shot itself in the foot. Wickr will suffer the same fate as Keybase.

    Everyone remember Keybase? They used to update their blog every few months. Now it’s been dead for over an year, since the acquisition by Zoom.

    I think Wickr sold out to Amazon because it was a dying app. I never used it. Did any serious privacy nerd use Wickr? I think not.
    Everyone moved to Matrix and XMPP and Mastodon and IRC. There just isn’t much use for yet another corporate secure messaging app at this point.

    It’s really interesting to see which privacy focused app stands the test of time. There have been dozens of new privacy apps every year since the Snowden leaks. Most of them came, made a splash and disappeared. Very few managed to make waves and establish dominance.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:08 am on June 14, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , battery, bluetooth, , , , , sleep   

    More Laptop Problems 

    So, recently my laptop has randomly displayed a blank screen in the middle of my work, out of nowhere.
    Pressing any keys does nothing. I have to press the power button to shut down the laptop and boot it again.
    I’m not sure how common of a problem this is. I’ve never experienced such an issue with any of my previous laptops.

    Another problem I’ve faced is that sometimes the screen is frozen when I wake it up from sleep.
    Again, no keyboard presses or touchpad scrolls does anything and I have to press the power button to shut down the laptop.

    Another issue I’ve faced is that the bluetooth turns on every time I boot the laptop, even when I’ve turned it off previously.
    Since I rarely use bluetooth, this is a huge pain in the ass – having to manually turn off the bluetooth on every boot.

    Of course there’s the famous brightness issue. The backlight problem still hasn’t been resolved. Thanks AMD! And fuck you.

    The NVIDIA Server settings still don’t work. I can’t switch the graphics at all. So I’m stuck with the inbuilt AMD graphics while using LibreKrsnah Desktop OS.

    Oh! And the laptop battery capacity has already reduced to 98%.
    I’m definitely going to need a battery replacement before the warranty is over.

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:16 pm on June 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: LibreWindows OS   

    My Upcoming Project: LibreWindows OS 

    Hello Bill Gates!
    Hello Microsoft!
    Hello Microsoft nerds!

    In the coming months, I am going to strip down Windows 10. I am going to remove all your surveillance crap, then I am going to rebundle it into my personalized OS.
    Kind of what I did with Linux, but this will be a nightmare to work on.

    The name of the OS that will arise, is LibreWindows OS. But, between now and when the final build will be ready, that name might change to something better.

    Now, will I distribute this OS to others? No. Just like LibreKrsnah Desktop OS, this will be completely personalized for my usage.

    And why would I consider undertaking such a project? You can thank AMD, NVIDIA and Linus Torvalds.

    Currently, Windows 10 boots faster than LibreKrsnah Desktop OS. And I believe if I can work my magic on it, then I will be able to make Windows great again!
    The current Windows OS sucks btw. It is full of bloatware and spyware and telemetry and irrelevant junk that nobody asked for. But I believe that I can fix it.

    To launch this project, I’d like to start off with a few kind words:
    Fuck Bill Gates
    Fuck Microsoft
    Fuck AMD
    Fuck NVIDIA
    And fuck Linus Torvalds.
    Oh, and fuck Lisa Su.
    Fuck Jensen Huang.
    Fuck Gnome.
    Fuck all the distros that ship with Gnome as the default.
    OH! OH!
    And fuck all the devs that work with these companies. If you’re a developer working with any of these scumbags, you’re actively contributing to their spyware/bloatware/bullshit. So fuck you. You should be ashamed of yourself! You terrible terrible human being! How do you live with yourself?

  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:54 pm on June 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , gaming, , , , Jensen Huang, , , , Lisa Su, ,   

    Linux Nerds: Don’t Buy An AMD/NVIDIA Laptop 

    Do you love Linux?
    I love Linux.

    But Linux has a problem. Well, there are 2 problems.
    One, you cannot access the NVIDIA X Server Settings.
    And two, the laptop reboots with the screen at maximum brightness.
    Supposedly this has something to do with Linus Torvald’s new screen brightness scheme. But I’m blaming this on AMD. Well, the error itself blames AMD.

    Since NVIDIA doesn’t want to make it’s Linux drivers open source, my NVIDIA graphics card is essentially useless.

    I’ve waited for months for someone from these companies to fix these issues. But it’s all been crickets.

    Instead of patching their drivers and ensuring their chips provide a wonderful user experience, both AMD and NVIDIA have been pumping out chips with insane performance digits.
    Now what the fuck am I, as a user, supposed to do with these digits, if the chips are shitting bricks on Linux?

    My AMD chip is stuck at the base frequency on Linux. There is no option for boost. It is not supported.

    LibreKrsnah Desktop OS currently runs slower than Windows 10.
    It lags on boot times, it lags when opening applications, it lags when loading media, it lags in everything.
    And the issue here, isn’t the OS. I have fine tuned this OS to the point where it could boot within microseconds on an Intel chip.

    I have tested so many Linux distros on this laptop, and all of them have been slower than LibreKrsnah Desktop OS.

    At this point, I’ve given up hope that either NVIDIA or AMD will fix their problems. Both companies are only concerned with pumping out more chips and making big bucks. But at what cost?

    I’m never buying an AMD/NVIDIA laptop again. Ever.
    In fact, by the time I buy my next laptop, I’m pretty sure Intel will have perfected both their CPUs and discrete GPUs.
    Am I an Intel fanboy? Nope!
    But I was caught up in the AMD hype and forgot to research on just how terrible Linux runs on their chips.

    Now one may argue that this may just be an issue with my device.
    A quick duckduckgo search reveals all gaming nerds who bought an AMD/NVIDIA laptop, have faced similar issues when running Linux.
    And if there’s any who haven’t experienced any problems, feel free to donate your laptops to me. Thank you very much.

    I said I was going to write an article every month until these issues were resolved.
    But I’ve got something better in mind. Or worse, if you’re AMD or NVIDIA.

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