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Finally got time to upload 3.3.5, enjoy!

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Windows - QA Department / Re: Unofficial 64-bit installer/archive 3.2.x
« on: December 13, 2015, 04:51:59 PM »
Just uploaded release 3.3.1. Using boost 1.55 as promised.

P.S. Qt4 version is now discontinued.

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Windows - QA Department / Re: Unofficial 64-bit installer/archive 3.2.x
« on: November 21, 2015, 01:52:56 PM »
Hello!

I've updated release files with new libtorrent version.

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Windows - QA Department / Re: Unofficial 64-bit installer/archive 3.2.x
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:07:17 PM »
Uploaded 3.2.4

  • libtorrent:  1.0.7+git1e597065a

I'll wait for Arvid to officially publish the release.

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:10:05 AM »
Out of there I guess :)

But I'll need to keep Windows in a VM anyway, so I can continue doing x64 builds.

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: September 05, 2015, 09:32:02 PM »
Oh well, I guess as soon as Gentoo stabilizes most of KDE5 I'm outta here.

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:22:34 PM »
Another Win8 update with vague description came today: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083325

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: August 29, 2015, 11:20:33 PM »
Linux Mint 17.2 Gals & Guys, nobody is 'spying' on you there, :)

The poor relatively poor performance (sluggish UI behaviour) of r17.0 and r17.1 on Core 2 Duo and Pentium 'D' CPUs has gone, so it is very usable and stable on 'older' hardware. Let Micro$oft and App£e  rejoin in their battle to see who can find out the most about their users to their heart's content.

No Games :(

Most of those you see on Steam can't really be called native, since they're written in .NET and just bring mono alongside. And WINE will always have it's problems.
Proprietary drivers are still shit w/o KMS support. But reports on rendering performance differ from app to app: somewhere oss driver performs better, somewhere closed-source is way ahead.

P.S. Not a big fan of distros with scheduled releases. Release upgrade may fail miserably.

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: August 26, 2015, 10:20:37 PM »
Rolled (actually reinstalled completely) back to 8.1

Also: https://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php/topic,3743.50.html

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Windows / Re: Qbittorrent 3.2.3 and audio lag
« on: August 20, 2015, 07:00:27 PM »
I can definitely confirm this.

I had the same very problem in the days of old when I had uTorrent and Windows XP. The culprit was Comodo Firewll, any heavy network usage will cause sound lag, DPC queue wait time would rise above 1000us. So this usually happens because of a poorly written kernel driver.

Unfortunately the program I used to measure DPC latency doesn't seem to work in Win10. Here's the link anyway http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml

I would recommend to try disabling Windows Firewall and SmartScreen Filter, maybe this will help.

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: August 09, 2015, 07:12:14 PM »
P.S. Getting this shit since Win8.1. Only restart/hibernate helps:


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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: August 08, 2015, 12:35:20 PM »
I agree that you can't have it both ways, but while Google clearly states why it needs your info and what will happen if you disable certain tracking options, Microsoft says something like

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Basic information is data that is vital to the operation of Windows. This data helps keep Windows and apps running properly by letting Microsoft know the capabilities of your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating correctly. This option also turns on basic error reporting back to Microsoft. If you select this option, we'll be able to provide updates to Windows (through Windows Update, including malicious software protection by the Malicious Software Removal Tool), but some apps and features may not work correctly or at all.

Like I said before it's is absolute lack of transparency and very broad legal statements that bother me the most.

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But if one has nothing to hide, ... What IS the problem??

The problem is that surveillance is becoming something like a standard, a thing to be expected and tolerated in every modern software product. I'm not talking about depersonalized stuff like how many time mouse has been clicked in IE in this particular Windows installation, but about real personal data: contacts, mail, etc...

I don't really mind when given a good description of why this is needed, after all I do this by syncing contacts on my Android device. But when disclosure of this information can be done on a good faith belief, well, that's absolutely unacceptable. It's like we're all taken for potential terrorists/threats to governments; presumption of innocence? well, sorry, never heard of that

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Windows - QA Department / Re: Unofficial 64-bit installer/archive 3.2.x
« on: August 08, 2015, 12:37:42 AM »
In 64bit version you can manually set cache size to 4Gb.

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Using the default cache size
If you mean (auto), then this setting is handled by libtorrent internally. It usually sets the size to RAM/8

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Cafe lounge / Re: Win10
« on: August 07, 2015, 11:06:09 PM »
The thing is you can't opt-out using default system config switches.

Telemetry can only be disabled in enterprise with group policy or in retail editions by running a lot of commands:
Code: [Select]
sc delete dmwappushsvc
sc delete "Diagnostics Tracking Service"
sc delete diagtrack
cd C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger
cacls AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl /d SYSTEM
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\KernelCeipTask"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics\AnalyzeSystem"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyRefresh"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\StartupAppTask"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent"
Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\BthSQM"

This also amuses me:

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Basic
 Basic information is data that is vital to the operation of Windows. This data helps keep Windows and apps running properly by letting Microsoft know the capabilities of your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating correctly. This option also turns on basic error reporting back to Microsoft. If you select this option, we'll be able to provide updates to Windows (through Windows Update, including malicious software protection by the Malicious Software Removal Tool), but some apps and features may not work correctly or at all.
It's like you're forced to enable telemetry, otherwise your system will not work, wow!

If you don't want any antivirus Windows Defender can only be disabled through registry, otherwise Windows will turn it on again.

I understand why MS gathers search history both spoken and written (in regards to Cortana), but sending everything you type to 'improve' services is over the edge.
All above is especially scary after reading privacy statement and services agreement.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx
From 'Reasons We Share Personal Data':

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Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:
  • comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies;
  • protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone;
  • operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or
  • protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services - however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer's private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.

Good faith? Really?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/
From 'Updates to the Services or Software, and Changes to These Terms' 7b:

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b. Sometimes you’ll need software updates to keep using the Services. We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices. You may also be required to update the software to continue using the Services. Such updates are subject to these Terms unless other terms accompany the updates, in which case, those other terms apply. Microsoft isn’t obligated to make any updates available and we don’t guarantee that we will support the version of the system for which you licensed the software.

So if my usb drive doesn't have Microsoft Certified label it will not work or what?


Well, I'd rather stick with Google services; at least they're honest about what they collect, why and what will not work or work another way when you opt-out from something.

To sum up:
  • Absolutely no legal transparency - only "good faith"
  • Absolutely no technical transparency. I think we deserve better explanation on why X info is gathered besides the usual "service improvements"
  • No easy way to opt-out
P.S.
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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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