fromloper1121: Good day friends, this is a message regarding a Sage SmartProbe device described at " http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1887 " (couldn't post there for some reason)
fromloper1121: Stanislav, instead of trying to sell those few SmartProbes for 1 BTC, you could fund the reverse engineering and production of compatible clones for a fraction of 1 BTC and make this device much more accessible to the hardware tinkerers like you, fighters with a FritzChip industry. Since a Sage company is dead, no one can sue you for a copyright
fromloper1121: infringement (that's if you care about it). I hope it is possible for you to dump all the firmwares of this device, order the boards from China (SeeeedStudio?) with a similar schematic, and flash the dumped firmwares into new chips to make it firmware/hardware-identical to the original. Just like the Chinese are doing on AliExpress, selling the
fromloper1121: cheap clones of the expensive dongles from STM / Microchip / etc, making the firmware development more affordable to the hobbyists and also earning some money in the process. Or, you could provide the dumped firmwares and schematics for someone else to do this without having his own SmartProbe.I am a coreboot developer and have a moderate interest
fromloper1121: in this device, however 1 BTC = $7000 - is really too much; moreover, I found a Gizmo being sold together with a SmartProbe for about $500, however this price is also way too high to be justifiable to not-a-millionare, considering there are plenty of coreboot-supported AMD boards which could provide a serial output in case something goes wrong and
fromloper1121: a board doesn't boot with a new coreboot update. However, if I'd see a compatible clone for $100, I could get it, and maybe the other people from a coreboot community would want to get it too, at least for the collection purposes.
Vexual: wildlings get 100 amps across the genitals
Vexual: we will detect the volatge drop
Vexual: expect umbilical probes
shinohai: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/asciilifeform/2019-12-19#1003999 <<< https://youtu.be/tyeJ55o3El0
snsabot: Logged on 2019-12-19 20:22:40 feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/12/pantsuit-nancy-shows-cold-feet-after-pushing-through-impeachment-may-not-forward-impeachment-to-senate-for-trial/ << Qntra -- Pantsuit Nancy Shows Cold Feet After Pushing Through Impeachment May Not Forward Impeachment To Senate For Trial
asciilifeform: fromloper1121: if you're serious re cloning the thing, i can get you a high-res pcb photo and xray.
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/asciilifeform/2019-12-20#1004004 << the price is what it is because i have only a few units and if parting with one, would prefer that it goes to serious folx. that being said, it is still possible to get'em cheaper, simply find a 2ndhand 'gizmoboard 1' kit, it included the probe.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-12-20 06:19:31 fromloper1121: in this device, however 1 BTC = $7000 - is really too much; moreover, I found a Gizmo being sold together with a SmartProbe for about $500, however this price is also way too high to be justifiable to not-a-millionare, considering there are plenty of coreboot-supported AMD boards which could provide a serial output in case something goes wrong and
shinohai: heh archive not working https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Gentoo-Distro-Binary-Kernels-20
asciilifeform: shinohai: seems to load nao
asciilifeform: and wat, it aint as if they did not distribute binary kernels on 'livecd' etc
asciilifeform: fwiw 'official' gentoo was 100% lost circa 2016 or so (when became unusable w/ gcc 4.x and anti-poettering banflags)
asciilifeform: so not so interesting imho what they're pushing now
asciilifeform: fromloper1121: btw 500 is only slightly more than the thing orig. cost...
asciilifeform: i gotta say, it boggles the mind, when folx who propose to do years worth of work w/ a tool complain that the iron per se costs coupla hundy. didja get your computer for 0 ? the desk it sits on ?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: ack
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: ty
feedbot: http://bingology.net/2019/data-protection-journey-part-1-husking-oxidizing-and-salting/ << Bingology - BingoBoingo's Blog -- Data Protection Journey Part 1: Husking, Oxidizing, and Salting
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: the photos seem squashed on horiz. axis
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: This does seem to be the case, will investigate
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Should be unsmooshed
verisimilitude: I've another Ada program to show you, asciilifeform:
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/12/16-year-sentence-handed-down-in-iowa-flag-burning-case/ << Qntra -- 16 Year Sentence Handed Down In Iowa Flag Burning Case
verisimilitude: How poor, that sentencing.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: i gotta ask -- of all the possible algos to practice on... sha1 ?! why ?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: still looks same
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Two are in portrait orientation. Taking them down to 800 pixels in width from 1024 by modifying the image tag resolved the squishing behavior on the one browser displaying squishing. Possibly your browser didn't do a complete reload?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: did complete reload, still loox same
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: I suspect your browser isn't scaling the images to match the tags.
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/asciilifeform/2019-12-20#1004006 << reminds me of 'busblaster' which i historically used for similar. and w/ ice40, which is neat. tho still demands python3ism, annoyingly. ( and apparently not yet buyable )
asciilifeform still annoyed that apparently no one sells a pcie logic analyzer of any description , aside from the 'golden toilet' people
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: no matter how reload, the vertical pics still 'hall of mirrors' squashed
BingoBoingo: Both of them or just the one inside the boiling pot?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: all of'em
BingoBoingo: On every browser or just one particular browser you prefer for the reading. I don't have any browser displaying this behavior.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: seems to be the case on 'chromium' and crappla
asciilifeform: dun presently have box w/ others near me to try
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: On my Chromium I have pictures looking as they were taken.
asciilifeform: maybe only fails on vertical displays