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Passim Peer to Peer Metadata – F40 Release Party (interesting solution for climate-friendlier fwupd usage)
  • Number 2 is exactly where my hesitancy lies. Is a CDN still chugging along - not serving stuff to a select user group that has passim enabled is actually finding the fw - saving enough energy for it to cancel out a whole p2p network. I don't think so (and again, I'd need some metrics before I will. you can't just waive that away with 'local == fast&less steps == obvious; don't need statistics)

    As for number 3: p2p can only say if there are peers. if there are no peers, there still can be an update (what about the first person to download the firmware for example). It would be a security risk for the system to not give you updates if there are no peers, so I highly doubt that's the case.

  • Passim Peer to Peer Metadata – F40 Release Party (interesting solution for climate-friendlier fwupd usage)
  • Sending traffic through the LAN is extremely quicker and saves a lot of steps, you dont need statistics for that, it is obvious.

    That's an overly simplistic way of looking at it, and in no way does it say anything about the energy efficiency of the system as a whole. Next to that, you still need the CDN server running 24/7 to serve hashes and fw that isn't available in the p2p-network (just think how much less power efficient it will be to first crawl the p2p-network, make the conclusion the fw isn't available on it, only then to still have to contact the CDN and download the fw the 'old school' way)

    Don't get me wrong, it's a cool new feature and a great way to get less dependent on CDNs and save money. But I'm just not buying the energy saving argument.

  • Passim Peer to Peer Metadata – F40 Release Party (interesting solution for climate-friendlier fwupd usage)
  • They still need to contact (actually look for) and download from peers though. I can see how it can save money on CDN costs.

    But with claims of climate friendliness, I would at least expect some energy consumption metrics to back that up (from all participants in the network)

  • French man held in Russia accused of being a ‘foreign agent’
  • Who are you talking to? No one is making any suggestions. But I'll make one: So far the only leads Russia claimed to have are: 'repeatedly visited Russia, including Moscow, where he held meetings with Russian citizens'

    I suggest those leads are wafer-thin.

  • Mexico votes in election certain to bring country’s first female president
  • What is a certainty was that a dozen+ candidates were murdered, but there weren’t any attempts of her or her family.

    This means precisely nothing, as explained by the fallacy mentioned before.

    It doesn’t make it untrue or very unlikely, though

    But you called it 'probably' though, which is on the complete other end of the spectrum from 'very unlikely'... (aside from it being very unlikely to me, if all I have to go on is unrelated events, someone not being dead, and nothing else)

  • German football coach condemns 'racist' TV survey that asked participants if they wanted to see more white players on the national football team
  • I (think I) see what you're getting at. Wrong isn't necessarily the same as racist (although I would assume racist questions to be a subset of wrong questions). I think you're bright enough to think of a racist question that mimics the 'wrong question' example I gave.

  • German football coach condemns 'racist' TV survey that asked participants if they wanted to see more white players on the national football team
  • A question can be wrong (Have you stopped beating your wife?). Especially in a questionnaire, you need to be careful when formulating a question, so to not skew the results. A question can also be 'wrong' when the outcome is useless no matter what results you get (in scientific research you actually try to achieve the exact opposite, so that even if a hypothesis is invalidated, you'd gain some useful knowledge)

  • Dutch man sabotaged Iranian nuclear program without Dutch government's knowledge

    In 2008, a Dutchman played a crucial role in the United States and Israeli-led operation to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. The then 36-year-old Erik van Sabben infiltrated an Iranian nuclear complex and released the infamous Stuxnet virus, paralyzing the country’s nuclear program. The AIVD recruited the man, but Dutch politicians knew nothing about the operation, the Volkskrant reports after investigating the sabotage for two years.

    Dutch source: https://nos.nl/artikel/2504114-nederlander-saboteerde-atoomcomplex-in-iran-den-haag-wist-niets

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