/tpg/ - ThinkPad General

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If you're looking for purchase advice, state your budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™

>Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).

Libreboot-compatible models:
>T60, X60; X200, T400/500
Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available, socketed CPU, Ivy Bridge installable w/ Coreboot on T420; Old keyboard swap on *30 series
>T/W52/30 - 15", 1080p, DTR, 32GB RAM on quadcore models, USB 3
>T440p/540p; W540/1 - Last Thinkpads with socketed processors, easily replaceable trackpad (W541 doesn't need trackpad replacement)
>P-Series - 15'' + 17'', 4K display, 64gb of RAM, Xeon CPU option. Expensive. Bad stock cooling reported by multiple owners.

Why ThinkPad?
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap
>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet
>Great durability: magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, with high quality plastic body panels
>Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
>Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
>The best TrackPoint, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

>Hardware Maintenance Manuals (HMM's) and Windows drivers for legacy devices:
>Used laptop guides by xsauc:
>ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them:
>ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
>EPP discount for new ThinkPads:
http://pastebin.com/JVwVGVTW (embed)
>BIOS logo booru:
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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

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Will crypto come back?
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VLC is king. Prove me wrong
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>B.S. in Info Systems
>almost start startup senior year
>3 years linux/cloud admin
>Security+ and CCNA R+S

>can't find job in city of 3 million, apply to everything slightly relevant I see
>hit up every recruiting company, get my resume redone so many times I thought about using git for it, mock interviews go so well they question why I even bothered
>1 year unemployed as of last week

Should I just kill myself, /g/? I mean, I.T. jobs are so plentiful. There must be something wrong with me. I'm defective and will never be able to achieve things in life.
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>BST - RichFagEdition<

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>BST - RichFagEdition<
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Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years

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>"I looked into the source code," Palant says, "I eventually found the sftkdb_passwordToKey() function that converts a [website] password into an encryption key by means of applying SHA-1 hashing to a string consisting of a random salt and your actual master password."

>But Palant wasn't the first to notice such weakness. A Mozilla bug tracker entry by Justin Dolske from nine years ago reported the same issue, soon after the master password feature's launch.

>Dolske also pointed to the low iteration count of 1 as the master password's main problem. But despite the report, Mozilla did not take any official action for years.

>It was only until this past week when Palant reanimated the original bug report that Mozilla finally provided an official answer, suggesting this would be fixed with the launch of Firefox's new password manager component —currently codenamed Lockbox and available as an extension.

Good job, Mozilla. You clearly care a lot about the security of your users... Not.
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95% of /g can't write a program that does this.
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Anyone here has any experience with IR protocols? The ones used in TV remotes and the like?
I'm trying to understand the IR protocol used in my AC remote, and so far have recorded the following signal from my remote using an AVR
Is anybody familiar to this? What protocol does it look like?