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Steven Vaughan-Nichols
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Did you patch OpenSSL this weekend like a good sysadmin? Well, guess what? Now you get to do it again.
Sometimes security patches create bigger problems than the ones they solve. OpenSSL just made that blunder.
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+Caleb Cushing even if I like the effort done with LibreSSL (maybe they should change the name to LibreTLS as SSL is depricated), it's not been completely flawless either, but been spared from the worst issues that OpenSSL have had.

I think we will see more of LibreSSL in Linux, there are some distributions which are working on making it possible to switch, if you can't wait we do have BSD :)
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Now, this, this is how you should answer security questions! :-)
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With.... GUIDs??
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Lenovo, not Microsoft, is the one keeping Linux off their latest laptops.
Microsoft isn't anti-Linux anymore and Lenovo is just lazy when it comes to supporting the Linux desktop on its newest Yoga Ultra.
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+Bryan Smith

Thanks 4 the heads up.
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This is NOT an Onion story. I repeat, it is NOT an Onion story.
And people wonder why I hate the U.S. patent system.
With a design legacy that includes the Mac, iPhone and iPad, Apple has filed a patent for its paper bag. But as it explains, this is no ordinary shopping bag.
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I wonder how much Apple Care costs for the bag. 
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I'm sure Thomson Reuters didn't mean this to be seen as a Venn diagram, but once you see it, you can't unsee it.
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LoL xD
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AirPods are awful. That is all.
No matter how much you love Apple gear, you’re going to have trouble loving AirPods.
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LoL! Thats pretty much everything I think of them too. I'd have expected them to have changed the shape to something better, but I suppose you have to make do with the crappy fit and poor sound quality in those new super expensive buds.

But then that's apple for you, making mediocrity (if it's even that) look divine
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Want to deploy applications on the cloud using Docker, Kubernetes, and Jenkins? Then you really need to check out Red Hat's latest OpenShift release.
Red Hat is making it clear it's all containers all the time in its Red Hat OpenShift cloud.
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Do you now or have you ever had a Yahoo account? Yes? Then, for starters, change your password now. That, however, is only the beginning. Read on.
The odds are excellent that your Yahoo account is now open for attack to the highest bidder.
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"...account information may have included ... hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers..."

I'm not terribly concerned.
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And, did you know you can buy an HP printer for less than it costs to replace the ink once? No, I'm not making that up. Read on.

HP silently disabled the ability to use third-party printer ink cartridges in its HP Officejet printer lines.
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Found out the hard way when I had to replace ink. HP printers in my next garage sale
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I'm willing to give Oracle the benefit of the doubt, but I'm not holding my breath either.
Java experts have questioned Oracle's support for Java, but Oracle swears it's fully behind Java Enterprise Edition and NetBeans.
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At least we can code a complete application by ourselves, unlike OOP loving child labour crapping out objects for applications they've never seen in software sweatshops. 
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Want to learn OpenStack basics? Here's the free--yes, free--class for you.
OpenStack is a great open-source cloud. It has broad industry support. Indeed, it's hard to find a major technology company that doesn't back OpenStack. There's only one little thing wrong with it: It's a nightmare to pick up and deploy. I go to major cloud and open-source conferences a lot.
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Technology Journalist
Introduction
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it!

Steven was also the first writer to notice this little thing called the Web and he thought it just might be important some day. Who knew!? :-)
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"I couldn't possibly comment."
Education
  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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  • Vaughan-Nichols & Associates
    Journalist, 1989 - present
  • Ziff-Davis
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