NO WAIT. F U WINDOWS.

2019-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems (KB4515384)

STARTUP REPAIR REMOVED THE UPDATE

Meh, disregard that, I'm dumb. I needed to run the boot loader from the EFI system, which allowed it to reboot to the recovery prompt, which in turn let me run Startup Recovery, which actually worked for the first time since I've ever tried using it.

What the everloving fuck, Microsoft?

KB4515384, or Windows 10 1903 cumulative update for September 10, 2019, appears to require a system with CSM support. Good fucking thing MSI doesn’t let me turn that off from the Windows OS menu to enable UEFI-only mode, right? Right!?

Because that would be stupid, right? To render a system to stick at the loading spinner indefinitely due to forcing a UEFI only system. Stupid, right?

@kaniini @heluecht @how

Security is not a spectrum, where you can move from less secure to more secure. You’re either secure or you’re not. You need to achieve critical mass rapidly for new security features, and you cannot do that when people can go β€œwell we’ll be able to interoperate with them without having to do anything…”

…Because they’ll do nothing, and do nothing, and do nothing, and then there goes any hope you had of making it stick.

Fediverse surveillance project (r000t) 

Oh hey, @Nowak I seem to remember this was something that concerned you at one point? Maybe I am misremembering. Content warning blurring, or disabling the blur effect:

@tootapp How do I remove a server from my server list without deleting and reinstalling the app?

#Introductions Hello, I am kode54 or kuroshi, and I just moved to this instance, to hopefully find a cleaner federated timeline than I had before. I'm a computer programmer, and somewhat rarely, a bit of a gaming addict. My boyfriend also lives on this instance.

Bugs experienced in the RX 480 were typically stream errors or delays causing the decoder to lock up for seconds or minutes at a time. Not fun. Never experienced this under Linux, probably because nothing fricking uses hardware codecs there.

I just got my refurbished RX 480 back, and it's still buggy as hell in random stuff in Windows! Guess I'm still in the GTX 960 4GB club for the foreseeable future. I also ran some video codec versus GPU engine usage checks with DXVA Checker, and it uses lower percentages per task for the same workload as the RX 480, and I mean noticeably lower, like 5-10% less of the GPU for the same tasks. (Skype: HW H.264 Enc/Dec; Parsec: HW HEVC Enc)

Oh, and I just had to reboot to solve a case of microstuttering that was affecting both my mouse cursor (video/input) and my audio output, and it wasn't registering as either DPC or ISR latency in LatencyMon.

Neat, I notice now that the nvlddmkm.sys driver has the leadership position as DPC latency king on my Windows 10 system, followed by the DirectX graphics subsystem and the Windows Driver Framework. I wonder if I really should consider downgrading even further to the R9 270X that's in my server machine, just to be on the fastest AMD card I have on hand, to see if that will fix the latency issues? Nvlddmkm.sys king at 1.67 milliseconds.

@Lumi Ahoy there, GTX 960 friend, at least I think you're still on GTX 960. My RX 480 just yeeted itself again, same as last time I was on Windows, disconnecting my monitors regularly. Under Linux, the monitors were locking up and Pulseaudio was locking up with it. Guess I'll use this other card that isn't fried yet!

"A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable"

-- Leslie Lamport, 1987

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