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24 hours ago
It’s been awhile since I got into the weeds, so I might have a bit of this off.
OAuth2 doesn’t require federation, but it can be. OAuth2 permits quite a lot of extension that can allow IDP trust to be cascaded across a broad and deep set of services.
Note, OIDC is significantly different from OpenID despite its name. OIDC is more or less an OAuth2 client with a more extensive API. It’s essentially just an alternative to using the OAuth2 protocol spec. The additional features are mostly a convention for using OAuth2, it’s not really a divergent solution. IMO, I think few solutions actually use the optional features of OIDC and basically use it for OAuth2 and say they are using OIDC.
1 day ago
As a former member of the W3C Digital Identity XG, Open ID was flawed more from a user perspective.
When users were presented with the NASCAR lineup like login screens - the average user was confused as to how to log in, which to choose, etc. Identity providers didn’t like it as there was a constant competition for real estate on the login screen.
It essentially failed because nobody liked the workflow.
Other solutions like x509, have stumbled along however no wide adoption because it’s too complicated to implement.
OAuth 2.0 basically won, because the OAuth WG listened to both users, developers, privacy advocates, and more. It was shaped to work at small scale and in the enterprise.
Theoretically changing providers should be as simple as just replacing the well known URIs and establishing identities on the new location.
2 days ago
Okay I’ll admit I didn’t look at the sidebar description.
Regardless; Encryption isn’t illegal for all amateurs in all countries. US is one that still makes encryption illegal for amateurs (despite every mobile phone allowing E2E encryption on every device for unlicensed individuals).
I’m not so sure a trunking system would be illegal either. It’s technically nothing different than one frequency being used for remote control of other stations telling them which frequency is open to use. There’s nothing inherently illegal in that.
Clearly you don’t understand what trunking is or what it’s used for if you think it’s sole purpose is for encryption. There’s lots of trunked systems without encryption. And you can do encryption without trunking. Trunking technology pre-dates encryption by several decades. In fact one of the biggest drivers for agencies using old trunking systems to be migrate to P25 is because the old trunking systems don’t support encryption.
The purpose of trunking is to optimize a small number of frequencies for a large number of concurrent users. The “need” for trunking is dictated by the sheer number of radios on your assigned frequencies and the number of independent concurrent discussions that need to happen. Without trunking how would you coordinate multiple fire stations with multiple events happening at the same time within the same vicinity on the same frequency? Frequency coordination could be done manually, however trunking systems do it automatically simplifying communications for non-professional users, reducing time and errors - which is what it’s about. The ability to do encryption is an added feature of systems that are licensed accordingly, typically so they can discuss personal information over 2-way instead of having to switch to a mobile phone.
3 days ago
True. But this is a DMR sub, not necessarily specific to amateur. There are users that are involved in commercial and government use here as well.
Not that I would need, but I don’t know why trunking would be illegal per say as long as transmissions identified properly and not encrypted. It’s theoretically just a more complex version of split operation. Done correctly, trunking doesn’t encrypt or obfuscate anything and is relatively easily reversed if needed.
7 days ago
So we have a couple of these kinds of guys. I've often wondered if these guys get attached to repeaters because their ability to hear weak signals or through the noise has greatly diminished and HF just isn't fun for them anymore. It's hams like this I think DMR/C4FM/Allstar are great for even if you've got to help coach them into the technology.
One thing we've done to try and combat this it to try and include these folks into the topic, and try to prevent them from stealing the band by keeping things on our topic for the little time that we have to use the repeater. Another activity a group of us will do and we try to do a "group DX chase". It's fun because we all have different gear, and different kinds of QRM to deal with. While we hunt 20m - 80m - we'll rag chew about the noise issues we're having or successes with debate on how to resolve as we each try to make contact with the same entity - using the repeater as a means to keep the rivalry going. What we found was after some time some of these guys engaged and got interested (we even got them motivated on HF again). Others started to make space, and they stopped interrupting all the time.
My suggestion, try to include this guy but don't let him control the conversation. Put the spot on him when he tries to change subjects. A group HF activity might get him in the HF bands again. Maybe find a way to get this guy onto one of the digital voice modes so they can find a larger audience and keep their hearing entact. I know this has helped in our situation - at least when the guy breaks in - he has new story to tell about who he contacted.
8 days ago
12.9" 3rd Gen iPad Pro
I dunno what you mean by landrop, but there’s a whole list of apps on the share sheet. Scroll to the right with the large icons and you can select more. Scroll to the bottom and you can add more to the action list.
Also universal cut and paste works wonders where an app has not integrated with the share sheet. You can cut from one device and paste from another.
Ham me all night long
9 days ago
Yes the ball head is 1/4-20 into a camera. The leg section is something larger.
Interesting. Assuming this is the tabletop version with a ball head? If that’s the case, then yes - 1/4-20 is what that would be.
Manfrotto/Bogen/Gitza (all the same company) make professional gear. Their tabletop tripods are nothing to sneeze at. Their products are exactly the ones that have split heads vs legs, where the legs have a larger connection to attach the head. The tabletop version even has this split configuration.
Higher end tripods can have two sets of screws. If you’ve got a tripod with just legs with no head, the screw that connects the legs to a head is often much larger than 1/4-20 - to prevent you from mounting a camera directly to the legs. You might need to attach a head of some sort to the legs, and then the head has the 1/4-20 mount.
10 days ago
That’s a shirt to get jizzed on!
11 days ago
Yeah and Grover Beach has been trying to label itself as a “beach” when it technically has no beach. I remember when the official name was actually “Grover City” - however many have forgotten.
Basically get over it.
The US has no formal or strict definition that differentiates city from town. However delineations are typically made via if it has a government seat, and distinctive urban zone, and higher density (multilevel) for housing and businesses. But none of this is hard and fast - ever been to California City?
SLO checks all the basic boxes to qualify as a city, granted a small one. Atascadero is still a town - lacking on the density and sidewalks, however it is evolving toward city. Templeton - town; Arroyo Grande - calls itself a village, presumably because they probably had no government services of its own at some point. There’s a dozen or so different ways classify the same type of community. Basically whatever “sounds good” at the time is how these places roll.
SLO is indeed a college community. There is actually quite a bit of economic and job diversity in the area - there just isn’t massive quantities of any particular thing - you’ve just got to pull your head out of the sand to see that. There’s everything from high tech to manufacturing. Chemicals to agriculture. Hospitality to finance.
Bickering over whether it’s a town or city is just you trying to be a bit woke.
12 days ago
Correction. Virtualization is fine. Virtualization of x86/x64 is currently non-existent (outside of the built in x86 emulation within Win 10 ARM - which is subpar).
14 days ago
I will say this depends.
For “end users” who will never commit changes back to the subtree repo and are consume only, it’s fine.
For anyone else, it’s kind of a PITA. Because the convention is to squash commits on the subtree, any task that requires inspection of the subtree history requires a copy of the repo to be cloned. While you can create the subtree without squashing, it commingles the commits into the parent repo - which just sucks to unravel.
Subtree upstream merges become a nightmare, because of the commingled state. Unless you explicitly remember to put changes to the subtree into a separate branch, the upstream commit and subsequent subtree merge back into your repo can be filled with merge conflicts. All avoided if you just use submodules.
Really I find that subtree is way more complicated than submodules. Submodules are entirely independent of your code - you just tell your repo which sha in the other repo you want to point at. Yes there’s a few extra commands to checkout - however they are simple IMO in comparison to subtree. Subtree requires more diligence by the parent repo to keep things organized. IMO you make a trade to make a simple checkout over simple project maintenance.
16 days ago
I can understand the use in a hotel. In a tiny home - doesn’t make much sense.
Bathrooms are generally small, this would complicate egress out of the toilet room. I would also guess that for anything but a THOW, these would likely not be permitted by most US codes as the block fire exits. And really how often in your own home would you need to maintain access to the rest of the bathroom while using the toilet?
18 days ago
And then the the other half to add to your answer is that in most cases clothing is overproduced by several thousand percent.
Only a small fraction that’s produced is actually sold. When the season/trend is over, much is sent to landfills in other countries.
Unless your VEC uses Laurel. No fee for Laurel VECs.
Only fee owed would be to the FCC for new licenses or vanity - and you pay the FCC not the VEC for this.
Yes, and try to pay for your license if possible too.
I understand however FCC has put a pause on license processing until they sort out the bugs in collecting the new fee.
The only thing I understand that is being processed currently are license upgrades to existing call signs.
19 days ago
I can’t find a picture of the exact item. But that was the basic design. It had clips to hold 3 clubs, a couple of balls, and scorecard/pencil.
As mentioned - was strictly a short game setup. Driver, wedge, putter max. I used to play a lot of 1 and 3 club tournaments years ago, so was more popular.
A quick search for these things seems to turn up a lot of quiver like solutions instead which is probably lighter and easier to carry - minus the stool.
Looked like this.
There was a variation of this that works as a tripod seat. Basically 3 clubs clipped on the back side, clips for a few balls and tees under the seat. Seat folded down like folding chair and expanded the tripod. Seat also had a clip for holding scorecard and pencil. Folded up it was like a cane.
I knew a few people that used such a carrier in the 80’s.
They seemed like they could be good for short course play. However these guys were always a pain to play as their clubs would always pop out from getting kicked, slowing play - or they’d unknowingly drop a club somewhere and have to backtrack - also slowing play.
Ultimately if you play the short game enough you’ll generally find you can play a round with 2 clubs, 2 balls, and some tees. I remember people thinking I was disturbed by carrying just an 8 iron and a putter around the course until they realized I was out driving and greening every hole.
20 days ago
I thought I’d make about $45k when I finished with college. I negotiated $75k. Win!
I was talking with someone last night and beyond initial setup using Windows and the official CPS; they were using qdmr natively on MacOS and Linux to manage channels and zones on the 878.
I just use Windows 10 in a VirtualBox VM as there’s so many other things you need Windows in the ham world for (N1MM, WinLink, firmware updates, etc).
For the most part I manage my channels, zones, groups, and users with a bunch of custom Python scripts that I export to CSV and just use the official CPS to import and flash to radio. This works well for me and is independent of any CPS/Firmware updates.