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CrowdStrike IT Outage Explained by a Windows Developer
  • Not gonna lie, you had me in the first half, bro.

  • CrowdStrike IT Outage Explained by a Windows Developer
  • I can't see videos. Fuck me, right?

  • CrowdStrike IT Outage Explained by a Windows Developer
  • Good, but why does it have to be video? Blog post or something I can effin' READ.

  • Does Kamala Harris have a chance and
  • How is that even legal. Smh.

  • CrowdStrike IT outage affected 8.5 million Windows devices, Microsoft says
  • In the corpo that I work in, we had about 3000 servers down, plus probably twice as many workstations including laptops of remote workers. Yeah, fun!

  • CrowdStrike IT outage affected 8.5 million Windows devices, Microsoft says
  • Yeah, how the hell did this failure pass testing, is what I want to know!

  • Archivist with giant books at the Clementium, Czechia (then Czechoslovakia), Prague, 1958
  • Serious: is this real? Of what use could such giant books be? Why is their writing so huge? They must have been very impractical to even produce, and then use.

  • German city bans ‘silent fox’ gesture in schools over similarity to far-right sign
  • Yeah. I'm even salty that a beautiful rainbow is no longer just a happy childhood thing but has been turned into sex and gender shit.

    Invent your own damn signs and leave these alone!

  • Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked in Paris
  • It's a cool gimmick, but a gimmick all the same. Expensive, fragile, thick.

  • Sensory secrets of penis and clitoris unlocked after more than 150 years
  • Let's get upset about all the mutilated African girls instead, yes?

  • Suggest me a secure chat platform for my family
  • Mattermost runs as a Docker container and is excellent. You can create channels and groups which is incredibly useful.

  • Kanban board for Linux
  • Thank you! I feel I am close to success but still not there yet. This AIO includes a reverse proxy, but I already have one (NPM).

    I've seen and applied the docs for how to route with my own reverse proxy, and I come to the point where it's all installed and started.

    But then - that button "open your Nextcloud↗️" does not work :'( and I think it's because it still requires something from its own proxy? The docs aren't clear on this.

    The logs say "failed to fetch discovery endpoint from https://cloud.mydomain.here"

    I want to use a flavor of AIO that is just Nextcloud and does not expect any specific certs and proxy and stuff. Just take care of the inside stuff, and let me do the outside stuff.

  • Immich public roadmap
  • And amazing is is. It has almost completely replaced my use of Google Photos 👍

  • YouTube's next move might make it virtually impossible to block ads
  • Sounds like a survivable approach. Except: has anyone heard of it? I hadn't.

  • YouTube's next move might make it virtually impossible to block ads
  • It has been THE viteo platform for literally decades. There is so much content there; it would be a tremendous effort to direct that elsewhere.

    And that other site would quickly succumb to storage and bandwidth costs. What options could exist?

  • Kanban board for Linux
  • If only I could manage to get Nextcloud running on my Docker server.

    I have tried many times but always fail. It's infuriating because I am running 20+ other things without problems. Why is NC so hard??

  • What do you do with Nazi memorabilia?
  • It belongs in a museum!

  • How do you build complex shapes?

    I've made a large number of custom prints, and all of them were created using TinkerCad. It's an amazing toolkit, stupid easy to use but versatile. That is ... until something needs a tiny adjustment somewhere. That's when I feel it would've been neat to use parametric CAD instead.

    I have spent many hours following Youtube tutorials for Onshape, Fusion, and FreeCAD. Tutorial shapes like a LEGO brick are fairly easy, although I admit that this kind of modeling is a sharp departure from the kid-friendly TinkerCad.

    My problem is that I don't want to make simple coasters or keychains, but complex shapes like this one. It's a holder/mount for two different kinds of walkie-talkies that I use, and the blue part slides into a tray in my car's dash where it sits nice and snug.

    Question: How the hell do I even get started modeling something like this?? There's not a single straight cuboid here. Everything is slightly wedge-shaped.

    The way I do this in TinkerCad is that I build the hollow first: I made a 3d model of the walkie, a little oversized, set it be hollow, and drop it into the shape - that's the red or orange shells you see.

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    Can we get a setting to not show posts with negative vote sum?

    There's so much spam, and people diligently downvote. But the posts are still shown, with -53 votes or something.

    When a post is clearly unwanted, could it be hidden?

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    How to auto-reboot if CPU load too high?

    I run an old desktop mainboard as my homelab server. It runs Ubuntu smoothly at loads between 0.2 and 3 (whatever unit that is).

    Problem: Occasionally, the CPU load skyrockets above 400 (yes really), making the machine totally unresponsive. The only solution is the reset button.

    Solution:

    • I haven't found what the cause might be, but I think that a reboot every few days would prevent it from ever happening. That could be done easily with a crontab line.
    • alternatively, I would like to have some dead-simple script running in the background that simply looks at the CPU load and executes a reboot when the load climbs over a given threshold.

    --> How could such a cpu-load-triggered reboot be implemented?

    -----

    edit: I asked ChatGPT to help me create a script that is started by crontab every X minutes. The script has a kill-threshold that does a kill-9 on the top process, and a higher reboot-threshold that ... reboots the machine. before doing either, or none of these, it will write a log line. I hope this will keep my system running, and I will review the log file to see how it fares. Or, it might inexplicable break my system. Fun!

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    mechanicadvice @lemm.ee PlutoniumAcid @lemmy.world

    Rear tie rods for Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero?

    Hi all! My very old Mitsubishi Pajero III (V60 from 2000) got a 2" lift kit and now the rear wheels have too much toe-out. The stock tie rods won't adjust far enough and there are no other original "sizes."

    So I need some aftermarket tie rods for the rear axle. My own research tells me I need a shorter (longer?) version of the original part number MR508134 (Imgur).

    Two questions:

    • Am I correct that the rear toe angle is adjusted via this part?
    • Given that the stock MR508134 is no sufficiently adjustable, what sort of aftermarket part should I be looking for? I'm in Europe.

    (For the sake of completeness: the front tie rods have adequate adjustment range.)

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    Mechanic Advice @lemmy.world PlutoniumAcid @lemmy.world

    Rear tie rods for Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero?

    Hi all! My very old Mitsubishi Pajero III (V60 from 2000) got a 2" lift kit and now the rear wheels have too much toe-out. The stock tie rods won't adjust far enough and there are no other original "sizes."

    So I need some aftermarket tie rods for the rear axle. My own research tells me I need a shorter (longer?) version of the original part number MR508134 (Imgur).

    Two questions:

    • Am I correct that the rear toe angle is adjusted via this part?
    • Given that the stock MR508134 is no sufficiently adjustable, what sort of aftermarket part should I be looking for? I'm in Europe.

    (For the sake of completeness: the front tie rods have adequate adjustment range.)

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    Let's hear some fun ideas for confusing connector sleeves!

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    Help me get started with VPN

    TLDR: VPN-newbie wants to learn how to set up and use VPN.

    What I have:

    Currently, many of my selfhosted services are publicly available via my domain name. I am aware that it is safer to keep things closed, and use VPN to access -- but I don't know how that works.

    • domain name mapped via Cloudflare > static WAN IP > ISP modem > Ubiquity USG3 gateway > Linux server and Raspberry Pi.
    • 80,443 fowarded to Nginx Proxy Manager; everything else closed.
    • Linux server running Docker and several containers: NPM, Portainer, Paperless, Gitea, Mattermost, Immich, etc.
    • Raspberry Pi running Pi-hole as DNS server for LAN clients.
    • Synology NAS as network storage.

    What I want:

    • access services from WAN via Android phone.
    • access services from WAN via laptop.
    • maybe still keep some things public?
    • noob-friendly solution: needs to be easy to "grok" and easy to maintain when services change.
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    Why won't my jet lighter turn on?

    I have some jet lighters in my shop. I'm not a smoker but they are useful for other things too. My problem is that they seem to not work at all?

    When I buy them they are fine, push the button, clear "click" sound and a fine hot jet of fire. After a while though, they simply won't fire anymore, even though the little window shows that there's plenty of gas inside.

    Are these also using the normal propane/butane as regular lighters?

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    TPU slips from extruder - why?

    edit: solved by printing at 20% of regular speed. This seems to give the filament enough time to ooze out of the nozzle, and the print result was excellent.

    My Prusa MINI+ works like a charm, except with TPU. We have a 5-hour print task that starts well but fails after 2-3 hours because the TPU filament is no longer being pushed into the nozzle; instead it comes out of the extruder!

    What could be causing this? Is the TPU just too soft and bendy? Is the shape of the extruder housing at fault?

    It looks as if the TPU gets stuck and is then pushed into the extruder housing when the extruder continues to push. This happens again and again, but it's weird that it works well for hours before failing. The object is basically just a long block, so absolutely straightforward and no retractions.

    We have checked that the nozzle is clean and has no obstructions. We have opened the extruder every time it happens, and there's no obvious problem to see (see photo 2 here).

    We are considering to print a new lid for the extruder housing, see photo 3 here: (1) is the exit hole, and (2) is the cavity where the TPU ends up so it might help to change the lid (3) to a shape that does not leave a cavity there. Or is the problem that the roller (4) is too narrow or too soft?

    For reference, the filament is Tinmorry black TPU from Amazon.

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    Help me identify the problem: wet filament, bad z-height, or clogged nozzle?

    This is a Prusa MINI+ that has worked flawlessly for 3 months. Suddenly the prints won't stick to the bed, the first layer is all messy and I cancel the print before anything worse happens.

    • The printer has auto bed leveling so I would rule that out.
    • The plate is cleaned with 70% IPA, so it's not dirty either.
    • I have tried to adjust the "Live Z Adjust" while printing that first layer, but no setting works well.
    • Each filament is printed at recommended temps (+/- 215C) and bed is at 60C.
    • Out of my 5 spools, only 1 works well: RepRapper 3-color PLA. Even the Prusament PLA fails to stick well, and also eSun PLA+, and eSun matte PLA, and Tinmorry TPU.

    https://i.imgur.com/MEpK37W.png

    Update:

    • Thank you all for your kind input.
    • I washed the plate, and cleaned the nozzle (have no spare nozzle).
    • I also did a fresh Z-test (with this object) using Prusament galaxy silver PLA.
    • That was successful and showed that my height was already very close to perfect.
    • Z-test result shows that -1.425 is best. I was off by only 0.025. Image
    • Started printing an object with eSun matte black PLA but the result was same as in my original photo.
    • Changed back to the Prusament galaxy silver PLA and the result is perfect. (image)

    So it looks like my filament storage is not up to snuff! Good thing that I only have a few spools, so not much is lost.

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    Feature request: hide all posts with certain words in the title or community

    Let's say I never want to see another post about Trump, or NFL, or Apple, or that weird "rule" thing.

    Is there presently any way to filter that out? In Lemmy as a whole? Or inside the Voyager app?

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    Newbie here: can this be self-hosted or is it local to a single computer?

    I have been using Workflowy.com for many years, and it is amazing. The only thing that bothers me is that it is proprietary and not something I can host myself.

    I don't really 'get' how LogSeq works? It seems to run in a browser, but it seems to require local storage? So it is not something I could install on my homelab server and access from anywhere?

    (Also, I really don't understand Lemmy. I went to lemmy.world/c/logseq hoping to find a community, and yay, here it is -- but there are no posts? I don't believe that someone created a community and I am the first to ever post in it. Confusion like that is what is making me consider going back to reddit...)

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    Action cam recommendations? (Europe)

    I am looking for an action cam. It does not need to be a GoPro or DJI simply because they are so very expensive -- but finding alternatives is difficult, mostly because all those products are misrepresented on sites like Amazon. Some reviews reveal that the manufacturer offers free add-ons to customers who post 5-star reviews. That means I cannot trust any review at all.

    Where can I find honest reviews? How can I choose a decent action cam without getting scammed?

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    Stringing = too cold?

    Printing here with eSun PLA at 215 C on a Prusa Mini, and there are lots of hairline strings.

    What's causing those strings? Temp too low?

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    Help me graduate from TinkerCad please? / Solved = Fusion360

    TLDR = what's a good next step after kid-friendly 3d creation tools? Solved = Fusion360 is voted as winner, we even got a nice tutorial playlist.

    Hi all - I'm still very much a new user. Highly skilled in IT but just getting my feet wet in 3D printing, since a month or so. I love the possibilities! I can physically create anything I can image, it's amazing.

    So far, I've used mostly TinkerCad and done lots with it. The learning curve is practically non-existent, and it has sufficient features to do a lot.

    But of course it's not perfect. Obvious example: can't do fillets, except in roundabout ways using negative blocks.

    I've tried OnShape, OpenScad, Fusion 360, but found them quite a steep hill to climb.

    Are these good choices, or is there something in-between that would make it easier for me to advance?

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    How to choose next 3D gaming laptop? Need to understand what basic criteria to look for.

    First, apologies if this isn't the best community; please direct me to a better venue if so.

    TLDR: I need to buy 2× used gaming laptops that are powerful enough for 3D-heavy games -- I don't know what to look for?

    Situation: My kids have used Lenovo laptops for their rooms, and after some years, their gaming choices (BeamNG and other such 3D-heavy games) mean that old business laptops won't cut it. They need to be replaced (the laptops, not the kids!).

    Problem: Back when I was young, I understood CPU and GPU requirements - these days I don't. Help!

    • An Intel i7 may be great but it may also be several years old. I don't understand the naming anymore.
    • Most normal laptops have integrated graphics which don't satisfy even most basic GPU requirements.
    • Real "gaming laptops" are expensive! And I need 2 of them! Gotta find something used, and I have no idea what search criteria to set.
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    How to choose next 3D gaming laptop? Need to understand what basic criteria to look for.

    First, apologies if this isn't the best community; please direct me to a better venue if so.

    TLDR: I need to buy 2× used gaming laptops that are powerful enough for 3D-heavy games -- I don't know what to look for?

    Situation: My kids have used Lenovo laptops for their rooms, and after some years, their gaming choices (BeamNG and other such 3D-heavy games) mean that old business laptops won't cut it. They need to be replaced (the laptops, not the kids!).

    Problem: Back when I was young, I understood CPU and GPU requirements - these days I don't. Help!

    • An Intel i7 may be great but it may also be several years old. I don't understand the naming anymore.
    • Most normal laptops have integrated graphics which don't satisfy even most basic GPU requirements.
    • Real "gaming laptops" are expensive! And I need 2 of them! Gotta find something used, and I have no idea what search criteria to set.
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    Laptops @lemmy.world PlutoniumAcid @lemmy.world

    How to choose next 3D gaming laptop? Need to understand what basic criteria to look for.

    First, apologies if this isn't the best community; please direct me to a better venue if so.

    TLDR: I need to buy 2× used gaming laptops that are powerful enough for 3D-heavy games -- I don't know what to look for?

    Situation: My kids have used Lenovo laptops for their rooms, and after some years, their gaming choices (BeamNG and other such 3D-heavy games) mean that old business laptops won't cut it. They need to be replaced (the laptops, not the kids!).

    Problem: Back when I was young, I understood CPU and GPU requirements - these days I don't. Help!

    • An Intel i7 may be great but it may also be several years old. I don't understand the naming anymore.
    • Most normal laptops have integrated graphics which don't satisfy even most basic GPU requirements.
    • Real "gaming laptops" are expensive! And I need 2 of them! Gotta find something used, and I have no idea what search criteria to set.
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    How to choose next 3D gaming laptop? Need to understand what basic criteria to look for.

    First, apologies if this isn't the best community; please direct me to a better venue if so.

    TLDR: I need to buy 2× used gaming laptops that are powerful enough for 3D-heavy games -- I don't know what to look for?

    Situation: My kids have used Lenovo laptops for their rooms, and after some years, their gaming choices (BeamNG and other such 3D-heavy games) mean that old business laptops won't cut it. They need to be replaced (the laptops, not the kids!).

    Problem: Back when I was young, I understood CPU and GPU requirements - these days I don't. Help!

    • An Intel i7 may be great but it may also be several years old. I don't understand the naming anymore.
    • Most normal laptops have integrated graphics which don't satisfy even most basic GPU requirements.
    • Real "gaming laptops" are expensive! And I need 2 of them! Gotta find something used, and I have no idea what search criteria to set.
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    What is the purpose of the skirt/brim that is not even touching the object?

    My printer (well, PrusaSlicer) always starts with a line around the object I am printing. See (1) in the image. --Why? What does that do?

    There is also this line (2) at the front of the bed. --Why? What does that do?

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