PS5 Hardware Revealed by Sony

Well folks – There’s no need to guess anymore about how the Playstation 5 is going to look like. Sony has unveiled it to the world:

Big questions are:

  • What is the backwards compatibility going to be like (Hopefully Sony doesn’t take that out like they have in the past). It should work with PS4 titles we hope.
  • What are the hardware specs for sure (all of them!)
  • Will we need standard HDMI or a new connector?
  • WHERE IS THE BLACK CONSOLE…WHY WHITE?!?!

More info will hopefully be available soon. Some people have said a new TV may be required? I doubt that, but we’ll keep an eye open for more info.

PS5 Specs Leaked?!

We finally may have the PS5 specs leaked thank to here:

PS5 specs might’ve finally just leaked

Summarized:

  • 13.3TF Custom RDNA 2 GPU @ 1.7GHZ with 60 Compute Units
  • AMD Zen2 8 core @ 3.4 GHZ (Sony is working on boosting to 3.7GHZ)
  • RAM 16GB GDDR6 + 4GB DDR4
  • SSD@5.5GB/S @ 1TB
  • Dedicated RT and 3D Audio cores
  • 565GB Bandwidth
  • Full digital backward compatibility with every PlayStation console and handheld for a library of 1000’s of games on day 1
  • Enhanced Dual Shock 5 with haptic triggers, heartbeat monitors and built-in microphone
  • PlayStation AI assistant that allows you to change games create parties and more with voice commands

Can’t wait!

Latest iOS Jailbreak (BootROM!) Released!

SO…it’s been a very long time since we’ve seen the latest iOS jailbroken with a BOOTROM exploit!!!! And it’s not B.S. – Checkra1n is the real deal:

https://checkra.in/

This means ALL of the latest iPhones and iPads are now FULLY exploitable up to iOS 13.2.2 (including iOS 13.3 Beta1). If you are the latest version and want to finally give full freedom to your iOS device -> IT IS FINALLY HERE!

Now there are some minor exceptions on certain devices…but they are going to be addressed in the near future, and all will be (near) perfect. I’m actually going to test this on my iPhone 5s just to see how ‘imperfect’ this is. I’m also going to be testing this in an iPad Mini 4, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone X (yes we are an Apple family here 🙂

If there are any issues, I will be reporting them here. Until then – if you are feeling brave and SICK of not having Cydia (or Silio if you prefer that..) – Give it a swing! IF you are feeling worried – wait for my update. However, I’d HIGHLY recommend you take the dive and upgrade your firmware to 13.2.2 before Apple stops signing this firmware (thus making it impossible to install/downgrade to) and patches the exploit.

At the end of the day – It’s nice to see there’s nothing that will stop hackers from pwning our own physical devices 😉 – Remote exploits are another story (threaten safety of all..), but local privilege escalation exploits are VERY welcome!

UPDATE #1 – iPad Mini 4 and iPhone 7 Plus both have upgraded super smoothly! iPhone 5s I have has TaiG jailbreak and is being a pain with letting me download the latest update…will be doing more phones 🙂

64-bit Version of Boxer for OSX Catalina 10.15

UPDATE 12/18/19: Posting some updated custom builds – Note, there are performance issues being reported by many users. The Boxer builds are running less FPS and some audio is not the same. However – it works on Catalina. If you haven’t tried it yet – you CAN use DosBox…but…we all DO love Boxer 😉

So the latest version of MacOS will no longer support 32-bit applications. Yes…Apple is doing it again like they did with Rosetta support, and other lovely things in the past that get old. They like to move forward, and make you move too (like it or not). To read more about this you can see here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

Unfortunately…This includes one of my favorite apps: Boxer – An awesome DOSBox Emulator with GUI and MT-32 ROM support. I was sad to see that this application hasn’t been already updated to have the support, so I figured someone might have done it already. Did some Google-Fu and it turns out a person named “Yozy” did it!

Forum I found it from:
https://www.dosgameclub.com/forums/topic/boxer-app-64-bit/

File Link:
https://yozy.net/files/downloads/2019/Boxer-2019-03-03.zip

Github Ticket for adding 64-bit support:
https://github.com/alunbestor/Boxer/issues/76

You’ll notice I’ve also posted this information on the Github link in hopes the developers see it and may be able to take advantage of this, or get some help from Yozy to update the main branch 😉

UPDATE:
almeath commented 28 days ago

Link to 64-bit Boxer (pre-built from Maddsv2 fork) as of November 7, 2019:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezz0pqgiikogqep/maddsV2%2011.07.2019.zip?dl=0

almeath commented 11 days ago

Link to 64-bit Boxer (pre-built from Maddsv2 fork) as of December 7, 2019 with reversions for MT32Emu and Munt:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwvw2q9kwxxbd2l/maddsv2%2012.07.2019.zip?dl=0

LiteCoin Block Reward Halving Soon!

LiteCoin is going from 25 to 12.5 coins per block reward at block 1,680,000.

This is going to happen in approximately:

-419Days -3Hours -50Minutes -54Seconds

This is only an estimate – to see it on CoinGeko check out here:

https://www.coingecko.com/en/explain/litecoin_halving

What does this mean for those that HODL their LTC?!

Hopefully that means the value will spike up considerably because it’s become that much harder to obtain more Litecoin!

Please spread the message “Don’t Drive Drunk or Drugged!”

My letter to the Riverside County District Attorney:

I wanted to reach out and see what we are doing about the ongoing DUI problem in our state & specifically our area.

My uncle, George Mouratidis, was one of the people killed by a drunk driver on the 2019 Memorial Day weekend…one of 34 deaths and 1099 DUI arrests that weekend it seems.
(https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/california/34-killed-1099-arrested-for-dui-in-california-through-start-of-monday-memorial-day-weekend/103-39d6bf21-6b7d-4d43-83b2-4093a3a05566)

A great family man…of all the people in the world I knew, was the least deserving of such a tragic, and abrupt, end. He leaves behind his two children and my mother to now fight a custody battle with their biological mother over the children she and my uncle were raising. We haven’t even the proper chance to grieve because of this Family Law mess, and wouldn’t even be in this life changing situation had it not been for a drunk driver that day. What can we expect to see served as justice to a person that has ruined the lives of multiple people…forever?

5/26/19 (Accident happened around 4:10AM Sunday Morning)

https://www.pe.com/2019/05/27/driver-arrested-after-suspected-dui-crash-on-15-freeway-in-corona-kills-a-lake-elsinore-man/ -> My uncle worked 3 jobs on his way home from his last delivery that night.

http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201919322G -> Drunk driver bailed out same day…with a court appearance 7/25 ?! Must be nice to walk free while my uncle is dead, and we’re dealing with an emotional and legal nightmare.

The statistics are scary, and many people are getting killed by careless DUI drivers. We punish other crimes more severely it seems…I don’t understand how people can get off with as little as 4 years when they clearly must be aware of the risks of drunk/drugged driving. There are multiple ride-share services, cabs, motel/hotel, sleeping in car, and so many other options (stay home and get smashed perhaps?). In 2019 – it’s simply a person’s clear choice to endanger their lives and of others. The justice served to these DUI criminals is unequal. I won’t list all of them…but here are a few recent ones that stuck out.

This person gets only 4 years? What about the lifetime sentence they give to the families of the person(s) they kill/injure?

https://www.pe.com/2018/09/21/x-4/ -> It’s called “DUI Gross negligent manslaughter here”. What makes it “gross negligence” vs “murder”? This lady was more innocent than the guy on meth from June 4th? Previous convictions appear to be required to try for DUI Murder…do we really want to WAIT and see these DUI killers end more innocent lives? I have read the legal definitions to be certain, but it seems the penalties these killers are getting away with are way too light.

Even more disturbing is that these people can bail out the same day! Who knows…go home and get drunk/high some more and drive because they are facing legal problems now..If they blew a .08 or above, it would seem like enough evidence to hold them until their trial at least. I can appreciate the “innocent until proven guilty”, but what part of a scientific test to determine BAC results can be disputed? Clearly they were intoxicated at, or above, the legal limit.

5/13/19:
https://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar/woman-struck-truck-91-freeway-corona -> Hit and Run DUI killer
http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201917623G -> gets out on bail same day.

5/25/19:
https://riversidecountynewssource.org/2019/05/26/speeding-dui-possible-factors-in-fatal-menifee-crash/ -> Killed Frank Dominguez the day before another drunk killed my uncle the following day.

6/3/19:
https://ktla.com/2019/06/03/15-year-old-girl-killed-in-head-on-suspected-dui-crash-in-temecula-19-year-old-driver-arrested-chp/ -> Killed 15 year old girl bails out in under 24-hours:
http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201920268G

6/4/19:
This guy gets lots of news coverage and they want to charge him for Murder though…(as they ALL should be). He killed one person and injured others. Why does his killing of a person while DUI get these charges vs others see lesser sentences because their cases aren’t on the televised news?
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Riverside-County-Temecula-DUI-15-Freeway-Crash-510923311.html

All of the above examples resulted in the death of 1 person. I hope we can see equal justice in our country against people that, frankly, have NO excuse for driving under the influence of anything. They all killed someone because of their lack of judgement. No different (in my opinion) if they randomly shot a loaded gun in to the sky, and it killed someone. Sure they didn’t “Mean to kill that person” – but it’s equally as stupid in 2019 that someone would do such a thing. It’s VERY obvious that the results are likely going to hurt or kill someone.

What’s the biggest kicker? It seems that NONE of the Drunks die, or suffer much, compared to the victims they hit. Most of them are barely injured (if at all like the case in my uncle – she “hurt her wrist” while my uncle was DOA in a flipped 2018 Toyota Tacoma with “Cardiac Arrest – Failed to resuscitate”).

Please help get these killers off the street. Nobody should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because of anyone else’s poor choices. Drinking/Drugged driving is 100% preventable = Zero Excuses. It’s 2019 with TV, radio, internet, schools, organizations (MADD + others) that spread enough information that nobody can claim ignorance to the effects of drunk driving.

Thank you for your time – I pray we can fix this issue…People are scared to drive around here now, especially after June 4th.

***

In summary to my letter from above:

DO NOT DRIVE WHILE INTOXICATED!

If you are so inclined – Please check https://www.gofundme.com/texp6-george

Anything (especially prayers) would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE (Dec, 2019):

The drunk driver is still free and waiting on trial…it’s been months since my uncle’s death and no justice has yet to be served. The kids are gone with their mom (permanently), and life has completely changed for me. Can’t believe this is how our justice system works while criminals walk free :/

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SIP ALG tester is NOT online. I had to take it down because people were abusing it unfortunately. It MIGHT come back if I can mitigate the malicious activity from the n00bs that spam a helpful service in hopes for what exactly? Dumb folks always screw it up for everyone :/

Forked ScummVM-Emscripten port for DOS Games

I tried to compile the ScummVM-Emscripten port by juj without initial success. So…I had to hack up the configure script and a file (forbidden.h) to make it work with Ubuntu 18.04 Emscripten 1.38.27 (latest at the time of this post).

https://github.com/gr33k/emscripten-scummvm

I haven’t modified it more than that though…overall the project looks abandoned and hasn’t been improved or documented very well (i.e. where is scummvm.ini? How to package games correctly and autostart them. Full screen? pssh).

I’m working on tweaking the games to see if I can get Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders FM-Towns version (the only 256 color version with great sound) working in my DOS Games section.

I’ve added quite a few games to this section and will continue to add some more 🙂

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