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Currency exchange rates

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/policy_and_exchange_rates/euro_reference_exchange_rates/html/index.en.html Euro foreign exchange reference rates + historical data XML today: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml XML 90 days: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-hist-90d.xml?7ef8b5118e49d5f61068417d070c68db XML since 1999: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-hist.xml

Free historic stock data

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LENOVO Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2018 (Gen6, G6) 20KHCTO1WW

AC Geekbench Result: (BIOS setting: max power, max power) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/8741282 Single Core Score: 5132 Multi-Core Score: 16230 Battery Geekbench Result (BIOS setting: battery optimized, thermal optimized) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/8741341 Single Core Score: 2508 Multi-Core Score: 9378

WPA3: What we know …

Press Release: https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-alliance-introduces-security-enhancements Press Release analysis: http://www.mathyvanhoef.com/2018/03/wpa3-technical-details.html RFC8110: Opportunistic wireless encryption https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8110 802.11ax Task Group Timelines: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11/Reports/tgax_update.htm http://www.ieee802.org/11/Reports/802.11_Timelines.htm#tgax WPA3 Hardware news: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/qualcomm-introduces-atheros-wcn3998-with-802-11axwpa3-and-bluetooth-5-1.html http://gagadget.com/en/33070-qualcomms-mobile-chip-wcn3998-is-the-first-to-support-the-standard-wi-fi-80211ax/ https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2018/03/wi-fi-standards-on-the-move-again/ — What WPA is based on: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Technology-Blog/WPA3-The-Next-Generation-in-Secure-Mobility/ba-p/410832 gives a list (i have added links where available): –Harkins, D. and W. Kumari, “Opportunistic Wireless Encryption”, RFC 8110, March 2017 –IEEE 802.11-2016 –Harkins, […]

Linux toolchain test builds (e.g. gcc versions)

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-toolchain-r/+archive/ubuntu/test This might be required for VMware workstation 12, 14, … If you see vmware suck at “Waiting for connection”, try running “sudo vmware” this did fix it for me and others. (Source: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/573634)

Linux on LENOVO Thinkpad Carbon X1 2018 G6 Gen6 6th Gen (hiDPI changes, BIOS upgrade, Spectre/Meltdown, synaptics touchpad driver, wifi, etc.)

Login Screen: i don’t want the hidpi scaling here, because it’s getting to big, thus: sudo vi /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.interface.gschema.xml change

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Touchpad / Trackpad I’m using the synaptics driver, same settings as with my T450s. I had to disable the Trackpoint in BIOS to make it work, please have a look on Arch Wiki […]

DNSleak test, VPN leak test: 23% of VPNs are leaking users’ IPs via WebRTC

Test your DNS lookups: https://www.dnsleaktest.com/ Test your VPN connection: https://ip.voidsec.com/ Full article: https://voidsec.com/vpn-leak/ Advice from article: * Disable WebRTC * Disable JavaScript (or use NoScript) * Disable Canvas Rendering * Always set a DNS fallback for every connection/adapter * Always kill all your browsers istances before and after a VPN connection * Clear browser cache, […]

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