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Rob Janssen (RobIII)
Life's unfair - but root password helps!
Life's unfair - but root password helps!

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MongoVue GridFS bug
I have been a MongoVUE user for some time and have always been quite happy with it. I had a bug or problem a few years ago (can't remember what exactly) and was quite astonished that their site doesn't feature a "support" section. All you can do is click "c...

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Taboo: Nathaniel Newman and Treacher Collins Syndrome
So I got home after a hard day of work and after putting the kids to bed and having a belated dinner I finally hit the couch and turned on the TV to stare at it mindlessly to clear my mind a little and give it some rest. So zapping through the channels I ha...

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What do we think of Google+'s new "poll feature"?
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Whoop! Wait... /care

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Google bouwt filmpjes van je Google+ album foto's. Best geinig gedaan.

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Interesting discussion thread between a Linux kernel engineer (Ted Ts'o) and Intel chip designer (David Johnston) about randomness, entropy, crypto, NSA, and trust in hardware and toolchains.
I am so glad I resisted pressure from Intel engineers to let /dev/random rely only on the RDRAND instruction.   To quote from the article below:

"By this year, the Sigint Enabling Project had found ways inside some of the encryption chips that scramble information for businesses and governments, either by working with chipmakers to insert back doors...."

Relying solely on the hardware random number generator which is using an implementation sealed inside a chip which is impossible to audit is a BAD idea.

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