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My daily driver. OpenBSD 5.9 XFCE4.
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Want To Show Christmas Tree For Your Linux or Unix Terminal? Try (see article how to install perl module):

perl MAcme::POE::Tree -e 'Acme::POE::Tree>new()->run()'


#Unix #Perl #Linux #OSX #BSD

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Does anyone like the new Google+ layout? If you do would you tell me why? I'm staying with the old until I get some positive feedback.
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I wished they had kept hangouts integrated but had it setup as a sidebar that moved and didn't get in the way of the columns. I do like the new design in a way because it is a bit faster especially on older machines. It reminds me of the Android app.

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It's out in the wild now.
 
There have been rumors for years that the NSA can decrypt a significant fraction of encrypted Internet traffic. In 2012, James Bamford published an article quoting anonymous former NSA officials stating that the agency had achieved a “computing breakthrough” that gave them “the ability to crack ...
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Before I retired this was a fear of ours. I have been retired seven years now. Parts of the future look grim. The market forces driving Red Hat's investment in systemd is my main area of concern. Their largest customer  is currently the U.S. Navy. The Navy's relationship to the N.S.A. has always been close.
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This is a great article.
 
Say what you will of +Dan Kaminsky, but he is one of the brightest minds on the subject of the Domain Name System, which is a key part of the recent glibc exploit (CVE-2015-7547). He's among a group of people working to really wrap their brains around the scope of this bug.

This is a good read.

The illustration here is a map of Ubuntu's dependencies. The map will be similar for pretty much any GNU/Linux distribution, though. The single black pixel at the middle of it all is systemd. Haha I'm just kidding it's glibc but systemd and almost everything else on GNU/Linux relies on glibc in some way.
TL;DR: The glibc DNS bug (CVE-2015-7547) is unusually bad. Even Shellshock and Heartbleed tended to affect things we knew were on the network and knew we had to defend. This affects a universall...
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Regarding login.conf the OpenBSD man page does not specify if datasize is per login, per application or cumulative in that login. Can someone point me to the correct source to learn about this? Thank you.
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+Noah Axon Thank you!
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Way to go +Electronic Frontier Foundation

Secret code in color printers enables government tracking http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18995
A research team led by the EFF recently broke the code behind tiny tracking dots that some color laser printers secretly hide in every docum...
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A good vimrc for new sysadmin/devops/developers.
There are tons of tutorials such as this one on the internet that contain all kinds of awesome hacks to make your Vim better, but the absolute worst way to make your environment better is to just copy it wholesale from others. Spending the time to actually learn what's going into the ...
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Constant learning is one key to staying young. Put more wrinkles in that brain!
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Slackware and OpenBSD are my favorites. Yes I use others, notably OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, but I hate the systemD trend. Amateur Radio where I hold an extra class license and try to never transmit with more than 20 watts. I managed to snag a keeper wife on the first try and if she ever leaves me I'm going with her.
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Accurately predicting systemD eventually replacing su in 2013. It is coming to pass in Fedora 24.
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Retired from two careers. Now goofing off.
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Radio stuff, Computer stuff, Security stuff.
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