TES Affiliate Conference at Marbella, Spain | Proxies-free

Hey everyone :]

We’re just curious – Is anyone from Proxies-free planning to attend the next TES Affiliate Conference at Marbella this year?
The conference will be on 02-05 July in Marbella, Spain.
The AdSpyglass team is planning to be there.

Let us know if you’ll be at the event as well, and let’s arrange some meetings!
Link to the event: https://tesaffiliateconferences.com/

❕NEWS – Miami Pharmacy Accepts Bitcoin From Conference Attendees for COVID Tests | Proxies-free

Earlier before the recent or just concluded Bitcoin conference held in Miami , the progressive health care pharmacy in Miami announced it willingness to accept payment for covid test in Bitcoin from the participants considering that the participants could be up to 50,000 people.

What do you think of this move?.

LibrePlanet (the FSF Conference) One Week From Today – and it’s Free (as in Beer)!

If you don’t have plans for next weekend (March 20-21), you might consider attending LibrePlanet, an annual conference held by the Free Software Foundation.  Because of COVID-19, LibrePlanet is once again being held virtually this year, and there is no charge for attending.  There are optional tiers of donation but you can attend all the events for free.

The FSF is the guardian of Gnu software and has published some of the most important tools and utilities that you likely use every day on your Linux (or even Mac/Windows) system.  LibrePlanet is their annual conference and this year’s event will include

  • A focus on “right to repair” including a presentation from iFixit founder Kyle Wiens
  • A discussion on the first lawsuit filed against FOSS software for patent infringement
  • An update on the FSF’s high priority projects, which is their list of what software the libre software movement needs the most
  • Over 40 other talks and presentations on topics including anti-surveillance technology, hardware driver open sourcing, educational software, case studies of free software in use, and more

Visit the LibrePlanet home page to register and attend.


I’m Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

sound – Lag when watching a Streaming or during webRTC conference

I installed Ubuntu v 20.04 LTS, here is my config:

$ inxi -Fxz
  Kernel: 5.8.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  Desktop: Gnome 3.36.4 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) 
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6540 v: 00 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0PXPYJ v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A24 
  date: 02/01/2018 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 79.4 Wh condition: 79.4/99.9 Wh (79%) 
  model: LGC-LGC3.0 DELL 5DN1K58 status: Charging 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-4610M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 23946 
  Speed: 812 MHz min/max: 800/3700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 967 2: 1014 
  3: 992 4: 982 
  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Device-2: AMD Mars XTX (Radeon HD 8790M) vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: amdgpu 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 21.1.0-devel (git-96d7555 2021-01-22 focal-oibaf-ppa) 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio 
  vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.0-40-generic 
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
  port: f080 bus ID: 00:19.0 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 134.44 GiB (56.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: X300 2.5 7MM 256GB size: 238.47 GiB 
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller (RAID mode) driver: ahci 
  v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:1f.2 
  ID-1: / size: 233.24 GiB used: 134.44 GiB (57.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 57.0 C sodimm: 37.0 C gpu: amdgpu 
  temp: 53 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3992 
  Processes: 275 Uptime: 14h 00m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.98 GiB (12.7%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 
  inxi: 3.0.38 

As soon as I participate in a web browser based conference with another participant, or that I watch a Twitch channel, the OS starts to lag to the point where each action takes 30 seconds to be executed, in other words that I can no longer do anything . During the video, the other participant sees me frozen, and hears me badly. I have no issue while whatching youtube videos.

Do you have any advice for me?
I updated the graphics card driver, but nothing helps.

FYI, I had windows 7 on this machine before that, and I had no problem with streaming or videoconferencing.

video conference – Making Skype calls over Amazon firestick

Making Skype calls though amazon firestick

I have a Samsung smart tv which does not use android; i thought all smart tvs are android and the return date has passed. To get around this what i propose is use an amazon firestick. Amazon firestick has a power USB port which i link it to something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96jycuEMm2k
Where the a usb hub could be used to add a camera and microphone.

I was wondering if this system would work to make video calls with Skype on firestick?

I understand that even if my tv was an android TV skype has discontinued their services on smart tv. However i really want to know if this system would work because then i could also use it on other conferencing software like zoom.

Crucial factors when choosing a webcam for a conference room

I am currently looking for different camera types for my start-up company. I have a boardroom for 30 people.
It has a table for 18 people and a TV mounted on the wall 5 meters from the table.

I need a camera to capture the entire audience (table) in one picture. I've looked at a lot of Logitech products and conference cameras are quite expensive. I'm looking for a cheaper solution.

Can a webcam be a solution since I only want the video. What should you pay attention to when deciding on a webcam?

PS: Audio is set up via a Bluetooth speaker.

thanks in advance

Why did Trump end the press conference early?

The President of New York (CNN Business), Donald Trump, abruptly ended his press conference on Monday after a controversial exchange in which he asked an Asian-American journalist to ask China about her question, and then refused to answer another's question To accept White House reporters.

White House correspondent Weijia Jiang for CBS News asked the president why he sees coronavirus testing as a global competition when more than 80,000 Americans have died.

macos – Webcam Conference // software for changing images

Is there any software to change my webcam image? I tried to find something, but only found software that had "funny" filters.

I need things like:

  • Clock timer for countdowns or count ups
  • Paste my logo into the webcam image (like a watermark).
  • Add other graphics to the webcam image (e.g. moderation notes).

Does anyone know a solution for this?

Thanks a lot