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One is pleasantly functional; the other continues devolving during a journey of pain.
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In a world where both software and hardware frequently become obsolete right on release, two rival programs can stake a claim to being among the longest-lived applications of all time. Both programs are about to enter their fifth decades. Both programs are text editors, for inputting and editing code, data...
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There are probably a number of older computer programs (eg. Unix), but all of the US's ICBMs were upgraded with modern flight control computers during the previous decade. The hardware seems to be radically different so I doubt the software carried over.
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Summary: Oracle wants to make Solaris more of a platform instead of an operating system. Whether Solaris succeeds may depend on traction in engineered systems as well as OpenStack integration.
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Task meeting on "heartbleed" and PCI, at a new location

30-April-2014 // 6:00 - 9:00 PM
BUILDING: Telus Building 25 York Street, 3rd Floor (Room 003-031 Spirited Teamwork)

Speaker: Claudiu Popa, CEO of Informatica Corp. Topic: "The Aftermath of Heartbleed" Shortly after Heartbleed was announced, Claudiu launched http://www.heartbleed.ca/ as a single source for information and updates. Claudiu will do a talk on the aftermath of Heartbleed and look at the following key topics: - are companies still vulnerable today (3 weeks later) - exploits: what they looked like / what they will look like - the evidence for government awareness/exploitation He will also discuss how could an attacker could escalate privileges and hijack a server, apply OpenSSL patches and continuing to control it long after the system was deemed to be safe.

Speaker: Hendra Hendrawan Topic: York University PCI DSS Program The university is going into its 4th year of its PCI DSS program. This talk will be about the challenges in sustaining the compliance effort and the strategy to grow the list of compliant merchants. The talk will also discuss one of the tactical approach which uses the central payment gateway to streamline payment processes and reduce the merchant's scope and responsibility in achieving compliance.
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An informal gathering of people in Toronto interested in Unix and related topics
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Unix Unanimous is an informal gathering of people in Toronto interested in Unix and related topics. There are no fees or membership requirements, and the meeting is open to all. Participants typically include Unix professionals, students, and hobbyists. 

Meetings are held every second Wednesday. See the web site for location of the next meeting. Afterwards we head to a local restaurant, Real Thailand, and the discussion continues there.