Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

October 19, 2016

humble bundle happy hour? Unhappy malware

Filed under: Antibargain,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 6:02 pm
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humble bundle employs GameSessions DRM for its “happy” hour, the exact opposite of what we have come to expect from the Humble Bundle experience.

 whilst the DRM ensures publishers are happy to let us supply gamers with their latest and greatest games for free.

Take a moment to flood-ask them about their evil drm then submit these malware samples to helpers like avast.

Keep an eye out for “special offers” inside the game.  This smacks of the “open” candy malware fiasco.

overlays will appear during the trial

During the trial, we use in-game messaging to show hints and tips to help you get the most out of the game, as well as the chance to provide feedback [which break screen capture]

GameSessions is less than forthcoming about how this strong drm works, at what non-monetary cost to the user, or the sketchy malware seeming inclusions in trials.  Beware: GameSessions uses blink links as affiliate URLs [to humble bundle].  Be sure to wipe cookies prior to HB purchase.  Death to affiliate urls.

[ Sagacious Himself ]

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September 8, 2016

good fun with fingerprint scanner on my Note4 developer edition — removing backup password

Filed under: circumvention,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 1:19 am

I still run 4.4.4 because all the tools I want play nicely on it; I’m not missing out on “updates” with ota crippled and #PrivacyRape removed.

Last night the phone inexplicably didn’t show fingerprint option on lock screen after sitting on about a week which is nothing unusual instead prompting for a ‘backup password’ that while I remembered it the phone did not agree I was correct.

Short version fix assumes root and adb enabled

while booted to recovery

remove from /data/system

*.key

lock*.*

reboot

 

Long version fix involves explanations, reading lists, backups.

 

November 9, 2014

kernel Note 4 exynos

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 2:02 pm

put up or shut up

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/note-4-exynos-development-device

 

November 3, 2014

my new verizon ‘phone’ ET-N910VMKEVZW

Filed under: Geeky goodness,xmpp texting — Sagacious Himself @ 11:51 am
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note 4 Developer Edition hooray

Unlimited data plan preserved.  I happily buy one every six months to spite vzw alone.

also available as SM-N910VMKEVZW

why note 4 over s5?  more ram is more better obviously  (3 vs 2)

if you were not quick prepare to wait

samsung note 4 developer edition backorders now

Sheeple: save your pennies stop pouring money in the sms hole.

 

October 1, 2014

answer: RIL

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 6:31 am

question:  https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=40497

play again?

 

September 29, 2014

GlucaPen, a must have for insulin treating diabetics especially children

Filed under: bookmarkified,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 7:45 am

http://glucapen.com/

GlucaPen the epipen of diabetics save a child

Glucagen administration need not be complicated

September 16, 2014

android tablet powervr G6630

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 6:49 am

Intel Atom, powervr G6630

Allwinner A31s quadcore, powervr G6630

 

powervr G6630 : 6 core over 96 lanes

powervr GXT : 8 core , sometimes paired with A31s quadcore

powervr GX6650 : 6 core over 96 lanes

 

6XT powerVr sports the best flow design yet

PowerVR best design flow 6XT

android tablets must

* have 2 gigs of ram, or more
* root’able
** Xposed Framework: XPrivacy Pro (or upcoming DonkeyGuard), UnbelovedHosts (and other defim plugins)
** LuckyPatcher: to neuter adware claimed free, disable socket abuse
* no less than 7″ IPS
* chargeable via USB (or non proprietary charge port at at least 2.5 amps)
* zero hot pixels, zero stuck pixels, zero dead pixels
* selinux, changeable from aggressive
* not behave poorly when gapps malware stripped

Mail400 gpu is a horror compared to any PowerVR gpu

 

some benchmark scores

http://techivian.com/mali-400mp-vs-sgx-543mp4-vs-543mp3-vs-543mp2-vs-540-vs-535-vs-adreno-320-vs-225-vs-220-vs-205-vs-mali-400-vs-intel-xolo/

 

 

August 2, 2014

we don’t need no geolocation: add location wordpress button begone!

Filed under: AdNoyances,Geeky goodness,interweb,privacy rape — Sagacious Himself @ 6:28 pm
Tags:

geolocation_antithetical_to_interweb_privacy_gimp_grainextract_grainmerge_layered_fun_imagearea_carving

For simple click removal (hiding) of unwanted interweb items [firefox]:

HackTheWeb — requires Stylish

Element Hiding Helper for adBLOCK edge

element-hiding-helper-for-adBLOCK-edge

interweb_privacy_requires_adblocking_third_party_ads_NEVER_acceptable

Of the extensions of the nefarious evil EyeO corporation by megalomaniac wladimir palant the only one  which can be trusted anymore is Element Hiding Helper.  Fortunately it plays nicely with evil-removed adBLOCK edge, a BLOCKing fork of ad”block” “plus”.

need_element_hiding_until_hide_from_geolocation

 

July 23, 2014

common failure core: no-choice? As for us we will serve the Lord BY serving children around us ourselves. YOU CAN TOO

We purchased a block of tickets to attend the   We Will Not Conform   live Fathom Event Tuesday night (July 22, 2014).  [ wewillnotconform.com , first of the blaze properties to not use defunct www host ]

People need oft be reminded of progressive’s Smoke and Mirrors tactic:

  • you are alone
  • you are powerless
  • you need be hungry
  • you need be frightened
  • you need be cold
  • you need despair

lies all lies which are only effective when you effect them in yourself.

Only through applied ignorance and defeatism can any free peoples be dispossessed of the benefits of liberty of God given freedom.

While the tools promoted by FreedomWorks are as primitive and ineffectual as F*book and Twit*dom encouraging others to weave new proximate social fabric is a great first step.

In-move Glenn instructed viewers to wield their respective smart phones to participate in ‘live’ polling via ancient sms texting narrow mindedly excluding those who have outgrown such juvescence.  Far more upsetting were the numbers of those who deemed being a TWIT was the most effective communication platform.

F*booking together assures your message is only visible to others already in agreement.  While this watered down version of time tested internets technology is a barely acceptable mode to come together initially it accomplishes nothing to show others the good works of your group.

With XMPP Texting (plus OTR) one or more Jaber IDs one can be roster member of many groups for REAL TIME coordination of needed action, REAL TIME group discussion with moderation options, REAL TIME feedback of events, well developed PubSub, fine grained grant of subscription to availability aspects.

The most glaring deficiencies of sms texting:

  • CONSTRAINED to ONE device
  • NO presence : no indication of availability to receive- or respond to messages
  • NO privacy :  OTR provides wife approved, elder-capable simple encryption to effect privacy
  • COSTLY

MeetUP allows any kind of group to simply orchestrate a namesake

….

 

logic requires rejection of common core dictum

either both and or either or logic requires rejecting the common core dictums

 

 

PRIVACY RAPE as PROFIT

 

Once… One whole brief aside by Glenn Beck in his We Will Not Conform presentation touched on Privacy Rape for Proft… essentially repeating his promise to not sell out client privacy, but more importantly hinting glancing understanding privacy sellout orders of magnitude more profitable than selling a product to people:  selling people as the product

Privacy is a right.  Privacy is NOT a commodity.  Can privacy be sold?  Yes, but so can children. Are children a commodity?  Not properly any more than is privacy a commodity.

Common core is RIFE with privacy rape of children!  for profit!

 

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Would you stand when the jews in your neighborhood were rounded up on tructs by armed goons?  The bar isn’t that high.. yet.  Will you remain silent as children are corralled for no good purpose?

 

We have organized proximately to tutor children in our churches whose parents cannot afford private tutoring.  We provide this at no cost to families; not all of us are theists.  Those who may ask ‘what can I do?‘ will be asked how many minutes or hours a month can you donate to help one child or a few children?

Applying the former Boy Scouts of America child safety protocol:  No non-family adult has any alone time with a child.  In this model the internets are used to connect children with tutors.  No person off the street can signup as a tutor.  Those arrangements are made face to face in a social trust model.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  They are given tools and access to monitor on their phone or device at work or where ever.  They can retroactively monitor all interactions which are logged.  The double benefit is the child can rehash an instructional moment, additionally tutors can be peer examined or cross-train another tutor.

All tools employed are f/oss (Free Open Source Software):  interweb coursewear, internets SIP and XMPP for texting, group discussion, moderated lecture, calling, audio conferencing, video streaming, video archive, video conferencing.  A child can easily scan worksheet and source reference uploading- or emailing to ecosystem.  Some tutors are available live where others are time delayed interactions.

Tutors complete a self identifying survey to pick the best of strengths and capabilities.  This model has been adapted from tech.LDS.org .  Mormons not only seem well organized they actively self improve organizational efficiency.  While the Catholic church was first to the interweb they are mind numbingly slow to adapt the best of technologies.  Our social fabric includes the early interweb church pioneers. We have pulled some of our own respective parishes onto the interweb ahead of diocese growing internets policies.

 

importantwe have more in common than we have in difference.  Pope John Paul II derided for seeking to bring faith communities together.  Such is not an attempt to undermine the church, but to bring together all members of the Body of Christ.  Honest atheists admit the net benefit of Christianity as the Western World.  Some more interesting conversions can be had  between atheists and theists each capable of articulate precision and civility.  Other judges, surgeons, virologists, priests, investment bankers, mathematicians, CEOs, CIOs …  finely crafted reason and judgement rapidly apprehend value but one need not be such to reach common ground.

 

The common core system which is the opposite of the best the market has to offer has been field tested by the microsoft people through their prior- and ongoing

One Laptop One Child

Our ecosystem will lend the technology for the semester/school year and internets access.

Our agenda is:  The True, The Good, The Beatiful: helping each child grow in knowledge and judgement.  We teach above the requirements, we set the bar high but achievable for each child respecting the parent as the primary educator.

Our model can be easily replicated where there is a will and generous hearts.  We have invented no wheel.  We use the tools available to meet the needs of those around us.

You need not expend the same level of effort, time, or money.  YOU CAN TEACH A CHILD YOURSELF.  YOU have life experience, you have the willpower, you are here reading which means you have the livelihood to pay bills like internets access.  You have some modicum of self discipline.  You value truth.

You could even use inferior proprietary tools like horrible skype or outdated sms texting.

Optionally formalize your group with a 501(c)3 registration.  Then the infrastructure providers can offer steep or entire discounts.  Few are those unwilling to give to efforts which clearly benefit children.

In the time it took to write this post you could have written an email to someone you know with the familiarity to organize a simple version of this, including copies to your pastor or priest, and some friends who have friends with children in public school or other deficient education institutions.

 

 

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Does your prospective child’s home have a TV?   Great, for about $60 a Raspberry Pi (with all cables and whatnot) can allow the child access to the internet via TV.   Or $35 if the home has all the other cables and whatnot.  On amazon a used dell core2duo box can be had for less than $150.   Internets can be provisions as plain old dial-up for less than $3/mo.  Are multiple children within a few kilometers of the church or base of volunteerism?  Ubiquity gear can share internets long range, or with special license in the 3Ghz band.  You need not buy equipment; an announcement in your church will quickly reveal all the gear you could need for keeps or on loan.  There is likely to be one lawyer in your church capable of completing a 501(c)3 application, and others willing to split the filing fees.

 

“Ugh I need step by step directions.”

  1. pray for guidance.  if atheist find a friend who has a [life] mentor or trusted giver of advice
  2. first try setting an appointment to speak with your parish technology manager
  3. if not 1 then find a mormon, and ask for guidance from a tech.lds.com adviser  (I am Roman Catholic — look to what we have in common)
  4. else search the interweb:  free tech support forum ,  ask there, be civil, patient, and meek
  5. leave a comment question here

 

 

 

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“I am incredibly made” a reminder to improve humility, a requisite before God the father.

 

501c3 line in the sand

July 21, 2014

realtek RTL8192CU

Filed under: Download,Geeky goodness,Hardwares,Raspberry Pi — Sagacious Himself @ 4:27 pm
Tags:

For low cost client compatibility with Atheros AP we opted for RealTek RTL8192CU.

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLAN Controller with USB 2.0 Interface
  • a MAC, a 2T2R capable baseband, and RF in a single chip
  • as Realtek RTL8192CU-GR
  • ProductID 277

Working backwards from selected chipset we selected a manufacturer least likely to abandon driver development:  TP-Link, TrendNet.  This left less desirable: Belkin, BenQ, D-Link, Edimax, Hawking, Netgear, Rosewill, and the balance from the listed 48.

linux: lsusb

 

OSX: system_profiler SPUSBDataType

Product ID: 0x8178
Vendor ID: 0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Version:  2.00
Serial Number: 00e04cXXXXXX
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: 802.11n
Location ID: 0xfa200000 / 3
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 500

 

as TP-LINK TL-WN823N   (available only as V1 in support site)

2T2R [mimo 2×2:2]

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Realtek

The MAC address of the tested units seems to be cloned.  Fun.

One flavor of RTL8191SU-GR [ProductID 231] is available as 2X2:2 also in 27 products.

 

That RTL8192CU vs that RTL8191SU

  • RTL8192CU additionally:  receiver diversity up to two antennas
  • RTL8192CU additionally:  two independent RF blocks, the RTL8192CU can perform fast roaming without link interruption
  • RTL8192CU only:  64-pin QFN
  • RTL8192CU only: IEEE 802.11h TPC, Spectrum Measurement
  • RTL8192CU only: IEEE 802.11k Radio Resource Measurement
  • _peripheral  (it’s not worth fighting wordpress outline ‘features’)
  • CU: general purpose IO pins: 10
  • SU: general purpose IO pins: 8
  • CU: configurable LED pins: 3
  • SU: configurable LED pins: 2

 

Unique to SU standards

  • Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX4)

 

Amidst other features both share

  • Multiple BSSID feature allows … multiple MAC identities when used as a wireless bridge

 

 

RTL8192CU RealTek drivers, version 2.0.1

realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=21&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=277&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true

current to 2012 october

 

 

uninstall script for OS X includes

 

echo “Uninstalling Script and Utility …”
sudo killall -c Wireless\ Network\ Utility
sleep 2
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/WirelessNetworkUtility

echo “Uninstalling UI…”
sudo rm -rf /Library/LaunchAgents/Wlan.Software.plist
sudo rm -rf /Applications/Wireless\ Network\ Utility.app

echo “Removing Driver…”
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192SU8.kext
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192SU8.kext
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192CU8.kext
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/RTL8192CU8.kext

As one packages serves two flavors

    <choice id=”choice7″ title=”RTL8192CU”>
<pkg-ref id=”com.WirelessDriverCU.pkg”/>
</choice>
<choice id=”choice8″ title=”RTL8192SU”>
<pkg-ref id=”com.WirelessDriverSU.pkg”/>
</choice>

And some startup joy

<key>Label</key>
<string>Wlan.Software</string>
<key>Program</key>
<string>/Applications/Wireless Network Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Wireless Network Utility</string>
<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>

 

TP-Link “V1” driver

tp-link.com/en/support/download/?model=TL-WN823N

 

 

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July 8, 2014

IF This Then That loves ios more :( [bookmarkified]

Filed under: bookmarkified,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 2:19 pm

https://ifttt.com

https://ifttt.com/manything

when you android you MUST XPrivacy

 

April 16, 2014

AppleBCM5701Ethernet

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 10:02 pm

Apple Broadcom 57XX Ethernet 3.8.1b2

 

<key>Configuration Data</key>
<dict>

<key>Batch_ARP_Enable</key>

<true/>
<key>EnableRxHwCksum</key>
<true/>
<key>EnableTxHwCksum</key>
<true/>
<key>JumboRcvThreshold</key>
<integer>5</integer>
<key>MTU</key>
<integer>9018</integer>
<key>PassUpCRC</key>
<false/>
<key>RxCoalescingTicks</key>
<integer>25</integer>
<key>RxCoalescingTicksDuringInt</key>
<integer>120</integer>
<key>RxJumboRcvBuffers</key>
<integer>128</integer>
<key>RxMaxCoalescedFrames</key>
<integer>15</integer>
<key>RxMaxCoalescedFramesDuringInt</key>
<integer>15</integer>
<key>RxStdRcvBuffers</key>
<integer>510</integer>
<key>StdRcvThreshold</key>
<integer>8</integer>
<key>TxCoalescingTicks</key>
<integer>150</integer>
<key>TxCoalescingTicksDuringInt</key>
<integer>150</integer>
<key>TxMaxCoalescedFrames</key>
<integer>64</integer>
<key>TxMaxCoalescedFramesDuringInt</key>
<integer>64</integer>
<key>TxPacketQueueSize</key>
<integer>1024</integer>
<key>TxSendBuffers</key>
<integer>500</integer>
<key>WOL</key>
<string>Enable</string>
</dict>

<key>IONameMatch</key>
<array>
<string>pci14e4,1684</string>
<string>pci14e4,16b0</string>
<string>pci14e4,16b4</string>
<string>pci14e4,1682</string>
<string>pci14e4,1686</string>
</array>

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April 11, 2014

win a patent but cannot afford to produce? some want to tar and trollfeather you

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 9:47 pm
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proponents of tar and trollfeathering  insist on investigation.  Poorly conducted investigation solves?

trollish horse patent

long term solution:

[ 1 ] return the public re-education system to teaching logic, philosophy, theology, actual history, creativity, empathy — while identifying early monsters (lack of empathy) to deter their creation of school assassins.

[ 2 ] teach-, recognize-, respect-, and defend property rights [sadly drafted out of the final Constitution draft but a self evident truth nonetheless]

Most lawyers are ironically named ‘progressives’.  When the ethical, well educated, honorable join the bar they’ll displace the ironically named ‘progressives’.

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inexpensive GPS feature competitive with android flagship phones WAAS, beidou or gonass, qzss egnosmsas gagan, optionally arduino [and raspberry pi]

Filed under: Arduino,bargain,CIO,GPS,RaspberryPi,social engineering — Sagacious Himself @ 2:17 pm
Tags: , , ,

SkyTraq CaaS venus8 GNNS 29 second TTFF cold quad-GNSS 34 channel  GLONASS  Beidou  Galileo  [Arduino ready]

Venus 8 chip is built with enough MIPS and memory to process signal from combination of 34 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellites in parallel simultaneously

navspark.com.tw

NavSpark arduino friendly dev board onboard gps  under $15

navspark inexpensive alternative to arduino gps shields

which will be extra awesome as soon as evil google [evil google owns Waze as of June 2013ish] facilitates simultaneous GNSS (internal GPS and external GPS) within android — not displacing as does currently more awesome BlueGPSWaze INTENTS would be helpful.

SkyTraq affordale high end multignss

 

 

IOS multisource GNSS

ion jnc

install F-droid repo client for android

WARNING: occasionally adware is allowed into the repo by morally damaged volunteers.  Fortunately such is declared in red text atop app listing.  malware [adware] is never an acceptable payment system for app COSTS: privacy rape

social gps is now less costly

vs Venus GPS with SMA Connector , $50

skytraq S1216F8-GL 167 channel , 28 simultaneous (gps glonass qzss egnosmsas gagan WAAS)

skytraq S4070DR GPS + dead reckoning  Extended Kalman Filter (gyro + odo)

SkyTraq makes available the module’s powerfullness without GNSS for thos interested.  Buy one; set on shelf.

WAAS [SBAS]

NavSpark-GL NavSpark-BD Venus838FLPx break in geocaching hobbyist navigation LEON from SPARK

 ION Military Division’s Joint Navigation Conference is the largest U.S. military navigation conference with joint service and government participation. The event focuses on technical advances in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable GN&C systems, logistics and integration.

SkyTraq arduino development board

SeeAlso.01 SeeAlso.02 SeeAlso.03

 

March 5, 2014

vevo unwrapped: blockable toke id tard or rip. When ad push comes to hack shove.

Filed under: bookmarkified,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 6:06 pm

no ads, no tracking

ftw

 

edit:  still works

 

all your bits are belong to my cahce

 

when ad push comes to hack shove

February 14, 2014

LoL chat, League of Legends, via xmpp client : adium plugin

Filed under: Download,games,xmpp texting — Sagacious Himself @ 3:24 pm

Forget LoLchat malware in the android market

Adium LoLchat plugin

http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=8564

LoLchat xmpp client adium plugin NOT malware

October 30, 2013

high quality tts ubuntu optional gui via SAPI in wine

Filed under: DARPA,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 12:19 pm

Alternative creation of unique wine instances via PlayOnLinux (it’s not merely for gaming)

frytek command line demo in wine
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111436&p=12488983#post12488983

ubuntu tts gui as suggested by frytek, no wine
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2173822

sbreader, http://tts.polip.com/files/sapi/
requires: python-pyspda, python-sapilektor, python-requests, python-gi, gir1.2-gtk-3.0, gir1.2-gtksource-3.0
ppa:ethanak/milena
add packages: sapi4linux, libsapilektor, libsapilektor-utils
readme:  /usr/lib/sapi4linux/
some symlinks

refer to ubuntu forums for details

 

October 2, 2013

after mint updates /etc/samba/smb.conf guest share

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 4:08 pm

add back to [global]

username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
security = user

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ubuntu samba

ubuntu samba server

Mint 15 Mate 64bit

else

http://blog.realcomputerguy.com/2010/12/samba-and-guest-shares-with-security.html

http://serverfault.com/questions/211128/can-samba-security-user-be-used-for-guest-share-without-windows-login-prompt/225165#225165

July 8, 2013

##data# rc test, f_rc r_rc: FRC & RRC, Full Rate Codec / Radio Resource Control ?

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 1:20 am

I prefer vocoder 13k.  Disable certain lame lte compensators. pre sim tinkering.

April 12, 2013

free SIP VSP also providing actually-free iNUm or more

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 1:20 pm

NO deposit/funding required to acquire iNum && free incoming-SIP & free outgoing-SIP

Sonetel.com

  • Receive calls via iNum,
  • SIP Broker,
  • Sonetel PSTN gateway,
  • callThru
  • gratisdid.
  • Some IP PBX
    • voicemail
    • voicemail to email
    • IVR
      • 10 single digit slots, 1 timeout
        • extension
        • annoucement
        • other IVR
        • SIP URI
      • TTS default menu text
      • timeout cannot hangup
  • transports: UDP
  • STUN: stun.sonetel.com
  • CSipSimple listed: World wide providers – > Sonetel
  • android mmi trauma
  • registration server
  • sonetel_incoming_calls__free_inum
  • 10% share encourages affiliate interweb spamming trickery and junk email 😦

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Sagacious 130412 Himself

 

March 31, 2013

inexpensive cheap BlueTooth adapter roundup

Filed under: DIY,Geeky goodness,HardWare,Ubuntu — Sagacious Himself @ 1:27 am

Ever wonder about the quality of cheap bluetooth dongles on amazon?  I did so I bought a few dozen.

soooo many junky non upgradeable  Cambridge Silicon Radio flavors.  My favorite junk CSR 0a12:0001 causes no problems until trying to pair then system hang — not so great for proximity login.

0a12:0001 [ASIN:B003VWU79I, merchant:A2T2LRVG0LYFAA, $2.5]

https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/usbvidpid_0a120001-_-asin_b003vwu79i-_-merchant_a2t2lrvg0lyfaa-_-usc_2500/

https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/0c457000-microdia-receiver-for-ipazzport-commander-bluetooth-kp-810-18br/

Most play well with the powered USB2 hub:

05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB,  Macally TriHub7, ASIN:B001DBF07S

Other fun hardware playing well on the hub

045e:001d Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Pro
1532:000d Razer USA, Ltd

Hardware that does not play well on the Raspberry Pi directly or on the hub:

045e:001d Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Pro — massively repeated letter strings and numerous letter dropouts

0c45:7000 Microdia, receiver for iPazzPort Commander Bluetooth KP-810-18BR [purchased from unisen-usa.com] — dongle doesn’t enjoy being BlueTooth
iPazzport_Commander810-18R__distributor_retail

input: RCMCU iPazzPort as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-5/1-5.4/1-5.4.4/1-5.4.4:1.0/input/input8
generic-usb 0003:0C45:7000.0007: input,hidraw6: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [RCMCU iPazzPort] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-5.4.4/input0

I don’t often experience commercial breaks but when I do I do something else. For everything else there’s sick beard.

/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

February 8, 2013

combine Spore and Open Source 3D Printing: evolve objects then print, endless forms

Filed under: printing 3D additive — Sagacious Himself @ 2:44 am
Tags: , ,

http://endlessforms.com/

Internet + subgenius = spiffy

internet + genius (subgenius) = marvelous

Ultimaker components evolve not too dissimilarly

http://wiki.ultimaker.com/Upgrade:_Extruder_drive_v2

ultimaker_bits_evolved__jpeg_is_an_abomination

jpeg is an abomination this millenium alongside mp3:  cease employing them

[NTS: must forge new categories trees]

OT

apparently google, who doesn’t like me much already, deems it appropriate to punish me for others content scraping me retaining my backlink to root.

flesmihsuoicagas

February 5, 2013

RPi fraught USB reader, SDcards

Filed under: Raspberry Pi,SDHC — Sagacious Himself @ 7:01 pm
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Alcor Micro

$6 iogear GFR209A, corded 12 in 1 USB reader, ASIN:B004QHPYT0

Some ubuntu boxes see- and use it, others pretend it has become existentially challenged.

USB3 devices in USB2 consistently appear to function at USB2 max which makes sense given lazy corporations and foolhardy management which is why to buy USB3 flash USB (UFD)

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__Fun with SDcards

$14 transcend TS8GSDHC10U1E, 8gig class10 UHS1, claim 85/22 MB/sASIN:B006LFVJW6 [1]

$14 “sandisk” SDSDX-008G-X46, 8gig Class10 UHS1, claim 30/30 MB/sASIN:B007M54DYA [2]

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Raspberry Pi initially didn’t care for the Transcend 8gig ‘fast’ (a brand ordinary I would avoid) Class 10 UHS-1 TS8GSDHC10U1E  claims 85/22 MB/s.  ‘Seems’ about as fast as the sandisk 8gig equivalent.

When I didn’t bother with a partition table or partitioning (for one partition) and formatted partitionless Raspberry Pi tolerated (recognized) its existence.  Having OpenElec and DarkElec sporadically freeze was a bit tiresome especially Vizio cold booting so transcend provides an Xbian alternative (no such freezes yet).  With more patience I’ll try creative NFS openelec. (yes, all shares are NFS, no media SMB here)

The Transcend 2 gig TS2GSDC I bought for an OOOLLD camera I haven’t tried feeding RPi.  $4.99 ASIN:B000FGNM6I

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no RPi issues gut feeling clone.  Had a ‘great’ time with amazon CS trying to find the correct ASIN for the retail part: their FFP/retail selector would only add ‘FF’P to the cart.  Sandisk says they don’t package for amazon which means a lunkhead opens the static sensitive bits to repackage (or a robot with lazy maintenance/programmer).  I routinely receive non-electronics pick-robot packaged like fine china but delicate electronics with nothing more than a packing slip inside a skin tight box.   fabulous!  I can return until they do it right.. how much double-shipping loss is amazon willing to absorb before ‘someone’ steps in to correct glaring errors?  I miss the foldable sandisk combo USB plugs.  The 512meg version I have is only suited for BerryBoot

January 1, 2013

voip sms: gouging carriers begin haemorrhaging

Anveo.com :  SMS to SIP, SIP to SMS (using SIP SIMPLE (MESSAGE)), SMS to email, sms to http [get], SMS web ui

Vitelity.com : SMS to SIP, SIP to SMS (using SIP SIMPLE (MESSAGE)), SMS to email, SMS web ui

voip.MS : SMS to email, SMS web ui

sms to xmpp, xmpp to sms — using ‘randomized’ resources

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there are several VSPs with functional beta systems who wish to remain nameless

Himself being Sagacious

 

June 9, 2012

GibberBot 0.9.0 android XMPP client more featured than any ONE other client

Filed under: DARPA,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 11:43 am
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https://guardianproject.info/apps/gibber/
download apk outside evil-google market: https://dev.guardianproject.info/projects/gibberbot/files

March 24, 2012

wayland as ubuntu default is way backstep from x11

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 8:33 pm

you want to burn electric money on 3d?  good for you.  I for one do not.  As ubuntu inflicted “unity” I expect the same brilliance to effect wayland as default.

Informed decision?  not for future [new] ubuntu users

grrreat.  download a bigger shovel

 

March 13, 2012

android xmpp GibberBot 0.8.0 now multi-account and OTR

Filed under: bookmarkified,DARPA,Geeky goodness,privacy — Sagacious Himself @ 11:46 am
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hooray! Beem and GibberBot have been OTR capable for a while, Xabber has been multi-account but not OTR capable, but now GibberBot seems to be more capable than Beem and Xabber combined!

grab 0.8.0 alpha apk: https://github.com/guardianproject/Gibberbot
project site: https://guardianproject.info/apps/gibber/
tracker/apk files now at gp: https://dev.guardianproject.info/projects/gibberbot/files

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Expect more great advances from the PRIVACY-centric Guardian Project soon!  It’s been over a year since Xabber claimed to [plan to] re-release as Open Source.  Both Beem and GibberBot are Open Source.

February 12, 2012

ubuntu updating java DIY oracle or sun alternative to OpenJDK

Filed under: DARPA,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 11:02 am
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sun java 6 or oracle java 7 for unbuntu via local repository for those stuck with software developed by those averse to OpenJDK

https://github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6

built on debian scripts https://github.com/rraptorr/

The joy of building with the elegant simplicity of others’ scripting labor

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December 14, 2011

Protected: G’MIC for GIMP 1.4.x presets repository (for me)

Filed under: bookmarkified,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 5:47 am

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November 22, 2011

PDroid, adds awesome spoofing POWER to android privacy permissions management

edit 2014:  still good XPrivacy Pro [license supports crowdsourced knowledge], but also evolving quickly from the developer of PDroid 2.0 (not svyat) is DonkeyGuard (CollegeDev | github).  DO absolutely combine  AFwall+ firewall  [in whitelist mode] with LightningWall, and UnbelovedHosts, AND BootManager.  To that end do also donate to defim for the combo license: DefimDonator  [$14 is well worth it] — important: make a note of the name in which you want the license issued. LightningWall does not appear to have a whitelist mode starting from everything blocked, but can function independent of your iptables manager (AFwall+).

 

DonkeyGuard android privacy enforcement logo

(DonkeyGuard requires CydiaFramework… seems to be abandoning XposedFramework in favor, but uses both now)

DonkeyGuard defaults to ultimate privacy

DonkeyGuard has a better UI style than XPrivacy Pro

DonkeyGuard better interface design than XPrivacy sterile checkbox columns

vs XPrivacy Pro

 XPrivacy Pro app UI

XPrivacy Pro summary UI

 

edit 2013:  better is XPrivacy extension of XPosed framework for android.  zero malware market access needed; download only via XDA forums or soon *hub for free OpenSource possibly F-droid.org “You can use an XPrivacy Pro license for all the devices you personally own.”

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2320783

XPrivacy FAQ#50 also recommends Xmpp Texting [Xabber]

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original post:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1357056

picks up where LBE Privacy Guard leaves off… they play well together.  However PDroid claims no need of background service.. still requires root. It requires root to boot into CWM to apply the patch, but does not require root to run the management app.

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PDroid allows blocking access for any installed application to the following data separately:

  • Device ID (IMEI/MEID/ESN)
  • Subscriber ID (IMSI)
  • SIM serial (ICCID)
  • Phone and mailbox number
  • Incoming call number
  • Outgoing call number
  • GPS location
  • Network location
  • List of accounts (including your google e-mail address)
  • Account auth tokens
  • Contacts
  • Call logs
  • Calendar
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • Browser bookmarks and history
  • System logs
  • SIM info (operator, country)
  • Network info (operator, country)

For device ID, phone and mailbox number, SIM serial, subscriber ID and device location it also allows supplying custom or random values.

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easy access to APKs from memorable url: http://tinyurl.com/PrivacyDroid

PDroid 2.3.4 source; patches build, frameworks and libcore

cites interesting article on blockery leakiness.

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August 10, 2011

foiling baseless debt collection calls

Filed under: social engineering,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 11:10 am

This article ought be applied only to those situations where one does not-actually owe the claimed debt.  Verizon creative-billing has generated a few irritating collections encounters.

basic rules: http://caveatemptorblog.com/debt-collection-cheatsheet/

Debt collectors MUST

* show true callerid information
* honestly identify themselves when called party inquires
* cease calling you/writing you after you instruct them they may only communicate with your attorney (lawyer).  you must provide contact information
* “provide the nature of their business” when you inquire by phone.
** you are not required to identify yourself to obtain this information from them

Debt collectors may NOT

* impersonate another when contacting either you, or someone they believe might know how to contact you
* use callerid_number that you cannot call to reach them
* use callerid_name that obscures their identity

When calling a debt collector it is PRUDENT to:

* RECORD the conversation

while it might be illegal in your state to record the call without consent, do so anyway.  the conversation might then be “inadmissable” as evidence in court.  “oh noes”.

Notify them at the start of the call that you are recording them (if they object courteously inform them you do not care and these are your terms to communicate with them about the alleged debt, or inform them that requires manager approval)

My voip provider allows me to record outgoing calls by first dialing a code:   code + number.   My provider also has a feature to record all/some incoming calls.

* keep copious written notes

insist on the full name, employee number, and phone number of whomever.  if they refuse inform them these are your terms and terminate the call.  Without accountability you will suffer phone run around.

* provide them as LITTLE information as possible

Remember any customer service call where the agent simply repeated one or more phrases?  You, too, can control the conversation by providing no new information no matter how many ways the question is phrased to you.

they called you.  they likely provided an account number or reference number.  you mission is to collect information about the reference number NOT to provide them information.  provide nothing, request everything.

colxn: “This call is for Miss Smith regarding reference XTR-14m3. please call 800-142-8686”

call them back via SIP free tollfree termination

you: “I received a call from this numbah.  What is the nature of your business, and what is your physical location.”

provide nothing until these two are ascertained.  optionally make allusion to having a reference number for compliance motivation.

you: “I am calling in regards to reference XTR-l4m3.  Explain your claim”

provide nothing other than: the reference number, the time you were called, and a verbatim quote from the message.  repeat your inquiry.  Pretend you are a mouth breather in verizon customer service.  do NOT vary your responses: repeat yourself often.

* retain an attorney (lawyer)

direct debt collector to attorney.  they MAY NOT contact you directly from this point forward.  they MUST only communicate with your attorney.

* contact EVERYONE you have ever listed as an “emergency contact” on any form — especially medical (new doctor/patient)

advise/remind them NOT to volunteer information about you in writing- or over the phone.  this should be super-obvious already, but “social” networking sites seem to sap IQs.

* DISCONTINUE providing “alternate contacts” or “emergency” information on forms.   It is ONLY used for debt collection

If the bunker nazi (front office clerk) at a medical facility “requires” the form be “completed”

** draw a line through the boxes, or
** put your own IDENTICAL information in the boxes, or
** fabricate a person:  Uncle John Smith, 202-167-8080  (fourth digit always “1” makes the number invalid).  419eater.com rules apply.  do not suck the innocent into the fabrication.

* buy yourself a forwarding number to use on medical forms, new account forms, or anywhere you would enter your home/mobile/office number.

If you start receiving irritating calls buy another forwarding number, cancel the prior number, and only inform those people with whom YOU WANT to communicate the new number… ideally next time YOU interact with those people in person.

 

* withhold your callerid

not possible with mere star-code prefix dialing.  toll free DID have ANI magic.  be wary of their non-tollfree DID, too

I use SIP “free tollfree termination”

www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Toll+Free+Termination+Provider

* if not outright ditching their calls consider routing them through a hellish IVR… IVR tarpitting

both voxeo and plum have excellent, free tools for VISUALLY designing an IVR.  disable DTMF (touch tone) options, requiring ASR (speech recognition).  “accidentally” misspell the keywords for ASR

 

optionally

* out them on a new-blog

especially beneficial for “debts” you do not owe.

* post the phone call recordings

be sure to edit out YOUR personal (financial) information

 

additional bookmarkified resources

http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Collection-Calls

step 8, step 9, step 10

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June 30, 2011

NEVER post photos from camera phone to internet: exif — FIRST SANITIZE to PNG

Filed under: android,bookmarkified,DARPA,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 1:38 am
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Sure, not a novel concept but certainly worth repeating.. again and again until change is effected

Examing image URLs for exif leakiness:

http://regex.info/exif.cgi

ALWAYS convert camera phone images to PNG to sanitize exif and other metadata sneakiness!  Or leave a delightful trail for others to follow.

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firefox 5 “upgrade” sucking up ram.. great GC asa!  Now we need an extension to iteratively restart firefox to inflict GC.  the “upgrade” on android is even more joy!  Thanks to Tasker ($5) we can be alerted how sucky firefox mobile performance is!

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