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IPv6 means (a) everything's routable from everywhere, and (b) firewalls are bad. Given that, how are you supposed to secure your media server running samba?
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Yes, I strongly advise setting up your ip6tables before enabling IPv6 routing.  I'm running dual-stack with globally routed addresses on my home LAN these days.
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Interesting take on (lack of) documentation
The Vicious Circle of Documentation. Posted: Sun, 15 February 2015 | permalink | 1 Comment. Ever worked at a company (or on a codebase, or whatever) where it seemed like, no matter what the question was, the answer was written down somewhere you could easily find it? Most people haven't, sadly, ...
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http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/12/17/the-toxoplasma-of-rage/

Yeah, this is pretty much why I dislike reading facebook and twitter, despite liking everyone I follow on facebook and twitter.
"Nobody makes an IRC channel for no reason. Who are we doing this versus?" -- topic of #slatestarcodex I. Some old news I only just heard about: PETA is offering to pay the water bills for needy De...
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Actually I'm quite fond of China.  The comic is of course an oversimplification, and is not central to the point I was making.  I agree with many of your points above.
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As part of the plan we have setup for Debian LTS, there's this offer that we created for companies that can't contribute human resources but prefer to bring some financial support. My company (Freexian) will collect the money from all contributing companies and will use it to pay Debian developers providing security updates for Debian 6. On top of this, all companies get a number of benefits from subscribing to this service. Check out the page for details and support the initiative now! Share this widely. TIA.
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Awesome, the novena just hit all its stretch goals! With a whole day and a bit to go!

http://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop/updates

So the desktop option for $1200 USD gets you
  - the board
  - a nifty case
  - a 1920x1080 screen
  - (hopefully) free 2d/3d graphics drivers for a completely free system
  - gpio breakout board
  - a flash ROM snooping pcb
  - a UHF-band software defined radio (300MHz-3.8GHz)

And it should be shipping in December, just in time for Christmas and linux.conf.auckland!

(Extra $800 USD for the laptop version gets you a 240GB SSD, battery and battery controller board but delays shipping 'til January 2015, which might not be in time for lca...)
Fourth Stretch Goal Complete! Dear Backers,. SDR! SDR! SDR! Software. Defined. Radio. Say it because it's fun! A couple weeks ago, the SDR stretch goal loomed like a distant mirage, something we set out there as a "true stretch". And yet now, here we are, writing you to inform you that we've met ...
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What's best practice with mac randomisation these days? Is it just for random probing of untrusted networks? Can you still rely on a single device presenting the same mac to your wifi router when it connects? (If not, what's best practice for identifying a device if you want to limit which devices can connect to your wifi?)
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Best as I can tell, you have two networks:

1) Semi-trusted devices (Roku, Sonos, etc), that you can't get more than MAC address whitelisting.  Visiting friends get added here.

2) 802.1x on devices on a secure unrestricted network.
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Considered blogging about the "good coders are assholes to each other" stuff inspired from #lca2015gate, and looking at it from an economic signalling viewpoint. Woke up to twitter being about neonazis and gamergate and figured I don't need to be a part of that crap. Too much of  http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2939 and http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/12/17/the-toxoplasma-of-rage/ in the whole debate.
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Wrote a program to work out what 1+2 is. Only 322 lines total! (Spoiler: turns out it's 3) #baldyaks  

$ wc bbns.py bbapi.py testbbserver.py  -l
 156 bbns.py
 151 bbapi.py
  15 testbbserver.py
 322 total

$ grep '^[^#]' ./testbbserver.py 
import bbapi
def sum(a,b):
    return a+b
x = bbapi.BeanBagServer()
x.api["a"].plus["b"] = sum
bb = x.localaccess()
print bb[1].plus[2]()

$ python ./testbbserver.py 
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A Little Help Would be Awesome!

Hi friends!  So if you have a little time to help out a struggling indie game developer - and you have an iOS device - I would really really appreciate it!  My new game Space Bot Alpha is out on the App Store, and just got a feature at 9th position in worldwide paid strategy games.

But I could still submerge without a trace, and I would love it if you have time to help me seize this opportunity.  Read more (and maybe snag some promo codes) here:

http://indiegamecodingconfessions.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-little-help-would-be-awesome.html
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I never knew I wanted to build a zork gaming rig until just now. 
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+Steve Walsh you're right about three machines, as I'd counted three keyboards. (You might've missed the one in the keyboard tray).

Although it's fairly trivial to get upto 4 displays per host with dual graphics cards, not sure why they've opted for so many machines and/or keyboards; pair programming perhaps?
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In various talks about the FreedomBox project, I've mentioned my excitement about the Novena platform... a fully open design laptop project.  I have one of the current prototype circuit boards, and it's a very cool piece of hardware...  If you want one too, you need to act quickly, as the campaign over on Crowd Supply ends soon!
A new open-hardware computing platform, flexible and powerful, designed for use as a desktop, laptop, or standalone board.
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