Auranos.org presents, its very own implementation of a virtual reality
out the complex tasks involved in rendering graphics and synthesising real
world physics on.
Auranos.org detects that you are not using a browser which supports WebGl.
As most browser`s support this functionality, we assume you are using a
mobile browser, in which case we recommend you visit the website when you
get home. In some circumstance`s, you may find your browser has WebGL disabled
by default, in which case you may be able to access settings by way of a url
like "about:config" and find the setting to enable WebGL. WebGL is disabled by
default on older browsers which support WebGL since it was then considered to be
operations would traditionally be outside the scope of what could be done
but since browser manufacurers are providing direct links into the GPU
hardware through the WebGL api, the rendering process becomes something of
a hybrid between interpreted language constructs and direct manipulation
of the GPU itself.
(Dont worry, the WebGL api doesnt allow anyone to over
clock your processor or anything!)[See more].
Where as before we would have to go "draw each and every pixel" we can
now say to the GPU "you go and draw each and every pixel" and it does it,
and it does it really fast.
WebGL is a cut down version of OpenGL, very similar to OpenGL ES2.0
which is the OpenGL developed by Silicon Graphics in the 1980s specified
toward Embedded Systems (ie No hard disk, everything is on the silcon).
Silcon Graphics has disappeared and Khronos now appears to the body in
charge of the various OpenGL implementations including WebGL. WebGL will
do the rendering for you if you know how to talk to it. It's a machine code
finite state machine that speaks to the GPU directly. All you need to do
is give it a list of polygons to draw and save yourself the hassle of
z-buffering and the rest of it. Just like OpenGl, WebGL does it all for
you, leaving you with precious processor time to do the physics.
With the rendering pratically done in two shakes of a lambs tail, this
leaves lots of procossor time per cycle to do the physics.
Physics Engines Vary
A chemist might want to get some idea of atoms bouncing off one another
in a mathematical model and it has to be highly accurate if the model is
to be of any scientific use. These types of physics engines replicate
natural reality and it is the type of thing that someone studying aerodynamics
might be interested in.
Consider ye though ... a person walking into a wall. A scientific model
would cause the person to bounce off the wall but in the real world outside
of what we Glaswegian's would call headbangers, a person is probably walking
towards somewhere very close to the wall, perhaps with intent of sneaking
along the wall so as to peak round the corner and see if there are any
zombies, aliens, unfriendly robots, or beasts of the apocalypse round that
corner (in the real world :) ). The type of physics used in games, differs
a bit from the type of physics currently shown on the engine as it currently
published at The Auranos.org Virutal Reality Engine.
There are several forks within forks to consider for the physics part
of the engine and the current focus is somewhere between a modelling application
and a first person shooter game. The physics for first person shooter are
not quite set up as there is a development stall on the collision detection.
Although not ready for general release yet, the engine features several
modes and sub-modes of operation which will be suitable for a variety of
purposes from modelling and strategy games to role playing adventure epics
and of course, the classic, "kill those zombies before they eat your brains".
Home of the Sky People
The demo at The Auranos.org Virutal Reality Engine is
pre-alpha but should not be buggy as some effort has been made to make it
more presentable than the development version which involves purple boxes
bouncing off one another inside a highly abstract world of strangely shaped
things which are useful for testing things to the limits.
Home of the Sky People was the best I could come up with in a short
period of time and it is meant to show the engine in its early stage and does
not suggest any kind of finished product.
If you read the billboards posted around the Home of the Sky People, you
will get some idea about what the purpose of "the map" is. A demonstration
map will be released to the same url at some point once the engine is more
worthy of having a proper map made for it.
The engine in the demo is set to slow fly mode with a first person
perspective but it is equally capable of walk mode in a third person, model
view perspective or various combinations of these modes. There is no interaction
functionality yet as the current development interaction functionality is
very limited and not considered worthy of development yet, especially when
the human models are ostensibly statues rather than something which animate
in an idle pose.
Obviously, the engine is at an early stage but if you are thinking of
investing and want to see the latest version of the engine before the next
publication, if you can agree to keep the source code confidential, I will
be happy to let you see the engine working in its various modes of operation
to the full extent it has been so far developed.
The History of Internet Browsers
Once upon a time the humble web browser was an application available on
a personal computer which allowed one to access a library of texts from
what was then being called "the information super-highway". Video and
music was available, if one could find it, but it took so long to download
over 14.4 Kb per second connection that no one really bothered.
Web browsers have changed significantly since NCSE Mosaic was being
challenged by AOL and Microsoft Internet Explorer, so much so that Netscape
communicator was born.
All your online applications in one place. Your emails, your web browsing
and even some technologies like news groups which have fallen into general
disuse was all there on your one suite of applications for using the internet.
Not much different from the suite of applications for doing office tasks or
the suite of applications for when the boss didn't notice you had completed
all your work for the day and you could try for a higher score on solitaire.
Web browsing was a particular aspect of computing rather than the reason
so many people decided to get a computer. Web browsers have changed!
What were once applications for reading HTML documents from remote
servers became applications that could even run some programs rather than
just present text formatted to the servers specifications. Microsoft
favoured ActiveX components but their proprietory nature meant that Sun
Microsystems Java became the main platform for running Java Applets inside
a web page. Microsoft and Sun had a bit of a spat over Java and Microsoft's
not-particularly-standard implementation of Java and it resulted in the
situation where Java just didnt ship with Windows (which was and may still
be) the main operating system of the day. It took extra effort to install
Java so no one would develop it since its perceived users are lazy and
prefer not to install extra components just to get a website to work fully.
ActiveX being proprietory meant that very few developers would develop
with it for anything outside of in-house applications on Microsoft centric
back offices. People headed toward developing in flash which was very like
Java, available on most browsers at the time and so ubiquitous that there
would only be a very few users who would not already have Flash installed
in their browser.
Meanwhile, browsers were using a standardised client side scripting
developed into the full scale object oriented language that it is today.
once only possible with the use of Flash, Java Applets or ActiveX components.
Now multimedia was available natively and the much sought after <video>
tag was added. Features which would have to have formerly been perfomed at
tag were now being made available by browser manufacturers which allowed
the video hardware to be controlled directly.
With access to video hardware from a browser, more sophisticated use
of virtual reality functionality became natively available to the once
dismissed "website writer" who can now write full scale virtual reality
applications for the web in the same way which was once only doable on
compiled applications like the many first-person shooters and roleplay
aventure games which have been out there since Wolfenstein 3D kick Duke
Nukem up the butt!
The technology has been around to do virtual reality for the web for
quite some time. Browser extensions which support the now obsolete VRML
(virtual reality modelling language) have been around, but not since
HTML5 or the later version of HTML4 was it possible to implement VR with
the full scope of options available in the WebGL api. Just one of the ever
expanding APIs which are available on *"most browsers". (*That is to say
they are supported by the leading browsers used by 90% or the people online.
This includes, at the current time, Mozilla Firefox (auranos.org's preference),
Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari and to some extent the browser called Opera,
which although always lagging behind the most recent developments, has for
over a decade, managed to keep up.
As for epiphany, sensible, gnomeweb and the various forks of Gecko and
Webkit that are out there, well, some of these API's may or may not work
but for most users they do, and that makes these APIs worth developing on!
That means more software, and as the days go by, more sophisticated software
... available on what used to be an application for reading HTML documents
from the information super-highway.
Browsers have changed!
CRC Algorithms flawed
Did you download the file that was uploaded?
You may have come across accessory files called crc files which you can
download along with the actual main file you are trying to get your hands
on. These files contain numbers which are calculated along the length of
the main file you are downloading and if you run a crc check on the main
file once downloaded, the number your crc check will generate will be
exactly the same number contained in the crc file.
CRC stands for "cyclical relay check" and its intent is to provide the
downloader of a file with notice that the file contains erroneous parts
which were not in the file which was provided on the download link. Most
often it is provided on security critical software such as downloading a
browser or an operating system with the intent that should a man-in-the-middle
attempt to push a false version of the file to the person trying to pull it
from the genuine source but only reaching the man-in-the-middle, then the
CRC check will (hypothetically) ensure that the file received is the same
file that was presented for download.
Credits to @gangstermailsexy on minds.com, an exploit has been pointed
out which could allow the man-in-the-middle to send a file with the correct
CRC value by simply manipulating some bytes at the end of the file in order
to make the false file pass the CRC check that its intended only the true
file can pass.
@gangstermailsexy points out the following:
1. the CRC-32 checksum for "00 00 00 00" is "21 44 DF 1C" every time.
2. if we take ANY hex sequence of ANY size in ANY order we can make it produce the same checksum by simply deleting the last 4 bytes of data, generating the checksum with the 4 bytes removed, and then appending the generated CRC-32 Bit checksum in place of the 4 bytes we deleted in a particular order.
3. this is the order from 1-8 the CRC-32 checksum can be appended where we deleted the last 4 bytes in order to generate the SAME CHECKSUM EVERY TIME: "7, 8, 5, 6, 3, 4, 1, 2"
3a. this is how the order from 1-8 looks with them paired: "78, 56, 34, 12"
4. so if the generated CRC-32 bit checksum of our application/sequence/etc. after removing the last 4 bytes is "7B D5 C6 6F"
5. we would just append "6F C6 D5 7B" in place of the 4 bytes we deleted and we will get "21 44 DF 1C" every single time with any size file, string, application, sequence, etc.
Cumbernauld's Most Advanced Computer Service
Full Array of Services
If you are living in Cumbernauld, Auranos.org is the most advanced
technical service provider catering to a full range of computing services
anyone could need.
Call us on 0703 064488 whether you are
needing to upgrade of buy a new computer. Our prices cannot be beaten by
regular retailers. We can also advice you on various economies with regard
to both software and hardware, whether its the difference between using
a slightly slower memory at a significantly lower cost or whether its how
to replace those subscription fees to Microsoft by using fully compatible
software which does not attract a subscription feee. If you are looking to
make your computing as low cost as possible, Auranos.org is the ideal tech
support site for people in Cumbernauld.
We also offer a range of bespoke services including setting up and
maintaining your website where not only can we provide a variety of
pre-written webware solutions such as wordpress or your own tailor made
flavour of E-Commerce platorm or Wikipedia like system, Auranos.org can
also provide you with webware which has been created inhouse which can
be tailored to your needs with a beautiful design.
If you have something more sophisticated in mind, like connections to
the internet which will not fail when in remote locations and you cannot
get a signal on your mobile phone, we have plans which will fit your need.
We can provide banks of cryptochips if you plan on mining and we have our
own proprietory encryption mechanisms should you feel the "unbreakable by
a desktop computer" part of public key encryption is not quite up to par
with your organisations privacy requirements.
We will fix your mobile phones, we will fix your tablets, we will fix
your laptops, your all-in-ones, your desktop computers and anything that
needs fixing on your server rack.
Auranos.org is a computer service provider and there is nothing with
regard to computing that we will not cater to. Get in touch today.
Secure Your Phone from Corporate Spyware
Freedom Phone Service
Auranos.org specialises in all kinds of computer technology, not the
least of which is the ubiquitous Mobile Phone.
Both Google Android and Apple iPhone's have shared a monopoly on mobile
phones since everything went smart but when these devices became prisoner
ankle tags for swathes of the population put under unexpected house arrest
and the various malware detection software houses didn't seem to notice,
Auranos.org has been working on solutions which will ensure continuance of
free speech, anonymity and much valued privacy from corporate spyware for
whoever Santa delivers a phone to this Christmas.
We have previously offered and continue to offer a degoogling service
Android phones, but we recognise the vulnerabilities implicit in using a
Google operating system at all are such that if at all possible it is
better to replace it with something that has no potential for further
backdoors which could allow Google to install spyware onto the devices of
their end users.
Legalities of Google Spyware can be a bit geeky so don't
leave this paragraph unopenned unless your interested in this information.
Our degoogling service will remove the known backdoor but we cannot be
100% certain that Google doesn't have other privacy violating tricks up its
sleave, nor can we place any trust in Google devices when their search
engine monopoly has caused a certain copyright issue to occur regarding
the GPL licence their deliberately spyware infected operating system now
ships with. The question is whether Google suppressing information on its
search engine monopoly is not in breach of the GPL2.0 licence which ships
with the software Google is using for the kernal of its operating system,
since the search engine practices to some degree prohibit end users from
altering the software. None the less, Auranos.org has the solution to undo
what Google has done to all its end user using the Android operating system.
Our Freedom Phone Service does more. Our Freedom Phone Service does away
with Google altogether by replacing the entire Android Operating System on
select phones with a choice of operating systems although we highly
recommend the use of Ubuntu Touch.
Unfortunately we cannot provide a Freedom Phone Service to those with
Apple iPhones at this juncture but once the legal avenues regarding Apple
proprietory warez have been negotiated, we may be able to offer this at
some point in the future.
The Auranos.org Freedom Phone Service recommends the use of Ubuntu
Touch as the best Mobile Phone Operating System available today. It has a
larger support base than either of the duopoly of Android and iPhone, is
more efficient, has a large software collection which includes not only
APK's which can be run in an android emulator if desired, but also .exe
files in a Windows emulator and a whole variety of emulators which will
support anything from the Sony Playstation to the Sinclair Spectrum with
the only question being, is your phone soupy enough to run the latest
version of Grand Theft Auto V (probably not) and would it be any good on a
touch screen phone? At least you'll get offline Excel to work okay but
since you are using Linux, alot of the software that costs a bomb on
Windows is a fairly well replicated native to Linux with no need for the
Snazi Windows Emulator to run the various programs you might want to run
if only you were at your desk.
So ... thats just "the other software" that will run on your much better
Phone Operating System and there's little need to touch on the touchscreen
apps which most seasoned Linux users would not be used to since they like
their keyboards so much. As an added bonus, your internet connected, video
playing, calculating, SNES emulating, personal stereo device can also be
used to make phone calls and send text messages to people.
There are other versions of proper Linux mobile device OS's we can
install for you but with the exception of Debian Mobile, not all of these
operating system are as quite touchscreen capable as we would like them to
be. It doesnt mean you cant have us install Kali Linux for example which
is probably the most security conscieous operating system available for a
phone but that currently comes at a cost of having to open something called
a bash terminal to type in passwords at every oppotunity and although it
will work on any of the listed phones below, its maybe not the ideal OS
for ordinary consumer use.
Now the biggest advantage of the Freedom Phone Service is that Google
cant track you unless you deliberately install Google software and allow
it to alter your device settings. It can't install any software on the fly
through whatever backdoors Google has hidden in it's now self-compromised
Android Operating System. Most of the software on your new system is open
source from communities which are well established with a pedigree in the
kind of information security that large profit making corporations tend
to ensure for themselves but attempt to restrict for their consumers. Some
Google software is open source but no one who considers end user information
security and important feature bothers to look at it since by the very
definition it is Google software, there is the implication that end user
information is something to be harvested rather than genuinely meriting
coroporate statements like "we care about your privacy". If they cared so
much they wouldnt collect anything without you specifically allowing it.
By default, they collected everytime you went to Pizzahut which garages
you visited and they gave you some free offers while admitting they were
doing it. While some people seem to think this is a wonderful thing, there
are those of us who feel like this cyberstalking on an industrial scale.
Auranos.org can help you thwart these criminal activities even when the
police don't want to notice.
Why Doesn't Everyone Have a Freedom Phone?
Well Google and Apple have cornered the market for phones and they give
away a free operating system with their phone. Until now there wasn't much
need for a more secure operating system because you would have though that
the Operating System manufacturers would be the last people to install
spyware on their customers' phones. The fact that Android tends to hide
its Linux core from the world and the way the word Linux conveys a sense
of dread since the days when 1995 Red Hat 4.0 would take half and hour to
install and half a year to find all the drivers makes people unneccessarily
wary of modern Linux which is today much more competent than Windows which
would have been the preferred choice for me around the time of Windows XP.
In the US, Freedom Phones are being sold in US retail markets and it
looks likely that many European's will begin to follow suit. Unlike the
retailers in the US, Auranos.org do not sell the phones with the OS
installed at present time per se but speak to us and we can come up with
some deal which may involve a deposit. What we offer to our regular
customers is the installation of a new operating system on a phone that
our customers bring to us. In time we hope to upscale this to provide
new phones pre-installed with Ubuntu Touch but it depends very much on
how likely we are to sell the service itself and we are hoping our
customers can help spark a demand, so give us a call on
07903 064488 and discuss upgrading your operating system to something
which is compatible with these strange times we now live in in the 2020s.
Is My Phone Supported?
Unfortunately we cannot provide any assistance to iPhone users with the
Freedom Phone Service. We can still fix your screens and replace your
batteries as always but the Freedom Phone Service is only available for
users with Android Phones and I'm afraid to say not all Android devices
have been tested to be working as yet.
Click here for the list of phones we will happily upgrade
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Bq Aquaris E4.5
Bq Aquaris E5
BQ Aquaris U Plus
Fairphone 3 and 3+
Google Nexus 4
Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 6P
Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Google Pixel 2 and 2XL
Google Pixel 3a/3a XL
LG G6 (International h870)
Meizu Pro 5
Moto G (2014)
Motorola Z2 Force
Oneplus 3 and 3T
Oneplus 5 and 5T
OnePlus 6 and 6T
Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (910F, 910P, 910T)
Samsung S3 Neo+ (GT-I9301I)
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S7 (herolte)
Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+ (Exynos)
Sony Xperia 10
Sony Xperia X Compact (F5321)
Sony Xperia X (F5121 & F5122)
Sony Xperia X Performance (F8131 & F8132)
Sony Xperia XZ (F8331 & F8332)
Sony Xperia Z1 (C610X)
Volla Phone X
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A3
Xiaomi Poco F1
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
Xiaomi Poco M3
Xiaomi Redmi 3X, 3S and 3SP
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Xiaomi Redmi 4X
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi 9 and 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (kenzo)
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Yu Yureka Black
Zuk z2 Plus
Cheaper Options on Securing Your Android
Phones degoogled from £15
If you are concerned about your online and physical privacy breached
by the use of an undocumented backdoor in 2020 that google held on their
mobile Linux operating system Android, Auranos.org is here to help you.
While many anti-virus have failed to give warning or provide any
protection from Google's spyware, a large number of techs attempting
to warn the public about the dangers and illegality of the shockingly
revealled Android "feature" have been silenced across many large tech
corporations heavily controlled by the Blackrock and Vanguard multinational
Linux is an operating system kernel which ships with a fairly liberal
license allowing anyone to modify and distrubute the software and even
profit from doing so, without paying a penny in royalties to Linus Torvalds
or the others who play a role in maintaining the kernels. The one stipulation
is that any system based on the Linux cannot prevent end-users (the actual
people who walk about with the phones in their daily lives) from altering
the system as they see fit.
However, in the move in summer of 2020, Google, without the end-user's
knowledge or consent, installed software on every Android which wholly
meets with the description "spyware" and this software is not as simple
to remove as uninstalling and app from the phone.
Many have expressed concerns about the invasion of their privacy this
ability to install spyware without the end-users knowledge or consent
presents but they outvoiced by loud and very well funded Google sponsored
agents who also engage in deranking anything that suggests that there is
something wrong, or how to go about undoing the alterations which have
turned peoples communications devices into social monitoring devices by
those who clearly have something to hide. The new software is closed
source as is the means by which the backdoor functions.
Auranos.org recommends that smartphone users check out GNU Linux
operating systems for mobile devices such as Ubuntu Touch and purchase a
phone which is known to be compatible with these operating systems in order
to maximise protection from exploitation from these corporations which are
now trampling over humanities most basic liberties.
However at Auranos.org, most of our customers cant just afford a new
phone to keep up with the level of creepyness of mega corporations and we
cater to every need.
If buying a new phone is out of your reach, there is the middle ground
of having your Android phone degoogled. Android is based on Linux but many
of the additional bits, including the user-password system have been
specifically designed by Google and its not entirely possible to get rid
of Google entirely from Android, other than installing a completely
different operating system that Google have had no input into. Not all
Android devices are supported by the various GNU Linux distributions which
are available so if you have a phone that is not known to support GNU then
we can replace as much as Google software as possible on your phone.
A degoogled android will still support APK applications like a regular
Android but it will not support tracking APIs, it will not support Googles
Play Store but most of the applications you use which are not Google can
be installed and made to work on your degoogled Android device.
By using alternative software on systems which have been especially
installed with privacy in mind, we can effectively reduce your visibility
to the Google AI system, restricting them from tracking your location,
knowing your medical details or looking at your search history and the
various other invasions of privacy detailed on the various documents
annexed to the Android license which users agree to in whole by clicking
a single button.
For £15, you can be rid of gmail, playstore, gpay, videos and a whole
load of other apps spying on your every activity, including your location
and have them replaced with similar applications providing much more
protection than is available by just trusting a mega-corporation like
Google to not exploit you.
Get in contact with us to discuss your software needs.
Auranos.org is a specialist in "Computers". As the IT industry has increased in size and complexity,
it has become increasingly difficult to categorise what it is we actually do in regards to computers. The actual answer is
"Almost Anything". An exhaustive list would include such things as microprocessor design to time quotas on
communication satelites, however these are not the most common services which Auranos.org provides on an everyday basis,
so the following list has been compiled to give you information on the services you are most likely interested in.
At our Cumbernauld base we repair computers, laptops, phones, tablets, printers and generally any device that
is somehow related to computer use. We also build computers to custom specifications here so whether you are after
a budget PC ready for the next generation of the Windows Operating System or something specifically tailored to
your own particular needs, get in touch with us
and we will come up with a design at a price you can afford.
Whether you just need the screen replaced on your iPhone or you need to equipment and a usage quota on a
communication satellite, take advantage of the skills and experience of Stephen Duffy
who will be happy to assist you with all your enquiries. No job is too small and no requirement is too complex.
Auranos.org is there for all your computing needs whether you are power user seeking to have the latest
technology or someone happy to put up with a scratch or dent on a refurbished machine if it comes to you at
a price worth paying for the quality of a pre-owned machine which comes with a full years warranty, contact
Stephen in the first instance and see what solutions he has available for your budget.
Malware removal, repair of physically damaged hardware, machine upgrades, point of sale systems, tailor
made websites, IT support, remote assistance, home visits, computer components available for sale on an out
of hours basis, refurbished machines, data recovery, online consultations, domain name registration and secure
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operating system upgrades, Linux support, phone network unlocking, screen replacements and almost anything!Auranos can fix it!
All our work and the parts we use, including new and refurbished computers, come with a full one year's warranty
so you can rest, assured that you've made the right choice when purchasing from us or commissioning our services.
About Stephen Duffy
I am a long term computer enthusiast with my own portfolio ranging from microprocessor designs
and assembly language compilers to full stack web solutions and virtual reality engines. I am
able to develop for you in a number of languages including C, Java, PHP and the WinAPI. I have
been building software and hardware solutions since before the first Intel Pentium was announced
and have a vast level of knowledge and experience which can help you achieve the solution you
are looking for.
I am versed in many aspects of computing from the quantum tunnelling effects of semi-conductors
to concurrency and parallelism in networked processing across satelite communication networks but
most people just want to know if I can fix their laptop or retrieve their data from a broken disk.
In the vast majority of cases, the answer is yes.
We are a VAT registered limited company offering our services homes and local businesses in the
Cumbernauld area, most especially
Auranos.org is a trading name of Gartbeth Digital Services Ltd (SC710279)
and we are proud to be a
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G67 2QD and we can be contacted through
Stephen's email address or by phoning us on 07903 064488. Our VAT
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