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Over 200,000 people signed a petition to stop the Snoopers’ Charter. The Government didn’t listen, so we’re taking them to court and we need your help.
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huh...almost like "Halt and Catch Fire," except it's FOSS instead of ROMs :-)
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Any suggestions for a vaguely modern graphics card that does triple headed ok and works with Fedora nicely. Onboard isn't an option as this is an old Xeon box (but dual PCIe 16x cards is)

Fedora 25 seems to have finally pushed my ancient Radeon HD 5400 over the edge. Even with Wayland off it's logging what look like out of graphics memory errors above two heads.


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I'm using an NVIDIA GTX960 with 4 monitors. I wouldn't say it's nice as I have to use the Nvidia drivers to get all the functionality and even with DKMS it breaks on every kernel update and needs re-installing. Performance and functionality are fine in between the updates.
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I can't think of a better bunch of people to teach this course. Understanding the economics of security, especially from the bad guys perspective is a really valuable tool even if you are totally focussed on code.

https://www.edx.org/course/cyber-security-economics-delftx-secon101x

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So here's a question

Does anyone know of any free fonts that fit an 8x8 bitmap format but are variable width. It's pretty much going to have to be bitmap at that resolution to get any usable quality.

It's just that if we do a GUI for Fuzix that's probably the kind of font we will need in order to be able to rasterise it fast enough and fit it on 8bit era display resolutions.

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+Damien Guard been off doing Christmas and New Year so not done anything Fuzix related (+Linus Torvalds  may do releases on Christmas day but Fuzix is a bit more relaxed !)

Thanks a lot though - I will take a look
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A security researcher says thousands of TalkTalk customers' wi-fi passwords look to have been stolen.
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You don't need a COCO3 any more 8)

Xroar plus some patches to emulate the Cloud9 IDE controller running FUZIX as a 16K Cartridge that loads the rest of itself off IDE disk on boot. Needs a 64K COCO2/Dragon64 (and testing on real hardware). A bit over 2K free with a 256x192 bitmapped display, so I now need to squash in some minimal partition table support. Once I fixed the discard recovery there should be another couple of K free.

It's just about possible to do a cartridgeless port but you lose the space for partition table handling, graphical screens (so you get the nasty upper case shouty text mode) and wouldn't have enough space to run some of the bigger apps.

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You need bitmaps to fsck a 32MB file system in 64K !!

The biggest problem is the time it would take. Some early systems did allow big filesystems except for the rootfs, and used scratch files on the root fs to fsck the others but that has a real performance ouch involved.

I don't think we have 32MB of Fuzix applications yet. The advantage of being a small memory OS is all the tools are tiny, and that's without any shared libraries or compression support (both of which we've talked about for floppy based machines)
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Each pathway in the snow
The white stones stand in rows
Each one a tragedy
A name that no-one knows

Each name a letter
That broke a mothers heart
Each one a photo
Long crumbled in the dark

Each name a lover
And pains that never die
Each body bag had friends
Who share the loss and cry

Each name a memory
That lives until forgot
Each name a warning
Who fought so we should not

Each snowflake falling
Brushing souls to sleep
Those who never aged
For whom the angels weep

Each frozen flower wreath
Twinkles in the dawn
Each hand that placed them
Themselves will soon be gone

Each Christmas passing
As they age and slip away
Each memory failing
Soon only stones will show the way

Each snowfake falling
Brushing souls to sleep
Each fallen soul
A memory we must keep

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Whoa Alan!
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Not alas for termination (like Solaris apparently is heading for) but it's users. Another reason to stick to the GPL branch.

 
Be careful while using Java 
Thought Java was 'free'? Think again (and you owe us $$$ in 2017)
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+Marc Herbert are these things they're chasing people down over actually bundled in the JDK/JRE releases? I thought you had to go to a different spot to download them. I know they bundle some proprietary software with the JDK/JRE but I didn't see the ones I can think of in the list. JVisualVM being a prime example.
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My keyboard seems to have the cats-lock key depressed...

#caturday

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"Your attempt at not giving me full attention is futile, puny human."
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TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38223805
Security experts attack TalkTalk's response to evidence that thousands of its wi-fi passwords have been stolen.
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That's one word for it.

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All your car belong to us...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38208244

In some ways aspects of this are useful ideas, until it gets hacked, or they lock someone into a burning car..

Police in Seattle arrest a suspect after a stolen BMW was tracked and the doors locked remotely.
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No one said anything about excusing crime. Treatment programs can be integrated into prisons, if society wants that.
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    Software Architect, 2014 - present
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Decor makes it look like a rock bar, drinks are cheap and decent, but the music was completely out of keeping including things like Duran Duran. Could also have done with a lot more seats
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Gin is not my thing but it has a nice atmosphere and certainly doesn't compromise on volume.
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Railway station prices, walk outside cross the road and you can get sandwiches, drinks and chocolate from the shops adjacent to the station at normal prices.
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Ended up there for an event - very very average bar. No idea what the hotel is like
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Very nice food and very friendly staff.
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Cold and windy with overpriced poor quality food.
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