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"Then the SystemD creators did something dark, something very sinister. They began adding shit."
    -- Bryan Lunduke
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Systemd was sent to test us.

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I'm looking for shell access to the following platforms:

 * Solaris-sparc
 * AIX-ppc
 * HPUX-parisc
 * HPUX-x86_64
 * HPUX-i386
 * Linux-parisc
 * Linux-mips

I'm trying to expand a collection of FOSS packages built for run-from-CD portability.
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I know ... I know ... I have used it for Linux-sparc. Just that "the real thing" and something more stable than I can support on my own would be helpful.

In return for the service, the owner of the system would get up-to-date builds of whatever FOSS I can get my head wrapped around for them.

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Maybe +Rusty Russell knows ... does WIRED have the wright identity?

Oh the intrigue of all things crypto.
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But does it have the Buddha nature?

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There will be a PGP key signing at Ohio LinuxFest again this year.

     https://www.ohiolinux.org/content/bof07

If you're attending OLF, come to the key signing BoF too.
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It has been a recurring event at OLF for several years now.

Of course, there's also "opportunistic signing". Just keep a biz card or some other printed copy of your fingerprint. Next time we see each other in person, you can just hand me that. Works.

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Keith Alexander and Glenn Greenwald on the same stage.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfPjgUgoLaQ
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I'm a fan of Let's Encrypt, but not at all of HTTPS-everywhere. There will be unintended consequences.

Better would be "pervasive HTTPS", where SSL (TLS) becomes the norm, but clear text is still available where needed.

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According to IBM, an employee who supports internet anonymity deserves disciplinary action. [sigh]

http://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/ibm-advises-businesses-to-block-tor/d/d-id/1321910
With Tor-based attacks on the rise, IBM says it's time to stop Tor in the enterprise.
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Better than GM's vehicles, you can say the same thing about the Internet itself.  Actually, people have, come to think of it.

IBM's take is surprising for a multinational that should understand the need in some places for bullet-proof (pun intended) anonymity (anyone play You Bet Your Life with real life?).  The U.S. government had a lot to do with the development of Tor and is a major user., especially by its under-cover associates.

I am concerned about comments that it is no longer trustworthy to any extent.  It would be nice to see the supporting documentation for such statements.
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"The ways we can program today are luxuries made possible by decades of small advances." -- GLV
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So programmers stand on the shoulders of a stack (heap?) of midgets instead of Newton's giants?

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The long-tail problem pointed out by +Paul Vixie​ is a widely known statistical effect hitting all industries, but worse with software. As +Jim Gettys​ and +Dave Taht​ and others have documented, it's a growing concern in embedded systems.

In this case, I see some SSH clients which are too old for which the option doesn't exist. So disabling in all configs isn't an option.

We need a balance between stability and serviceability.

 
because of long-tail problems amply demonstrated in every part of I.T. for ever and ever, we cannot expect that ssh initiators will add "UseRoaming no" to their configurations, nor that they will upgrade to a client that lacks this undocumented "feature" altogether. that is, many clients will respond to this threat, perhaps even most, but far from all.

i believe that the right solution to this to quasi-implement Roaming in the standard ssh server, such that if it can fetch the client's private key, it does so, and prints it on standard output, and closes the connection. perhaps an additional option would syslog it, or transmit it to some centrally located wall of sheep somewhere.

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IS THERE ANY WAY to stop "autoplay" and/or animated GIFs on G+? 
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Have you given http://www.privoxy.org/ a chance?

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In case you forgot, and the FCC hopes you did forget. 
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Relief from the damaged (X) and dead (MAXX) Motorola hardware. 
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Thanks. I expect shorter life from (any) OLED. It will be interesting to see how OLED lifespan compares with phosphor CRT over time.

The upside is that the S5 marks a step forward in OLED efficacy.

http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/179464-oled-finally-triumphant-the-galaxy-s5-has-the-best-smartphone-display-on-the-market

Would love to have a real Unix device like the early Linux handhelds (Zaurus, Familiar, others). For now we limp along with JVM layered kludges.






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I hand-entered Simson Garfinkel's PGP key from the book, sent him an encrypted message, and he replied having successfully decrypted it.


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