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  • Description Welcome to the sixth post in the really random R riffs series, or R4 for short. Posts #1 and #2 discussed how to get the now de rigeur package registration information computed. In essence, we pointed t...
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  • Description Changes myrepos: webcheckout considers https URLs as anonymous, switch URLs from http to https and fall back on terminal tools when X11 is gone fdupes: NUL separator option whohas: add more TODO sites ap...
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  • Description Not clear that anyone gets this from my web site instead of just using the version included in git-buildpackage, but just in case, this release syncs up the version with patches already applied to git-b...
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  • Description Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world (previous month): I was elected Debian Project Leader for 2017. I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for me...
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  • Description Another in the series of looking at the security of IoT type objects. This time I've gone for the Arlo network connected cameras produced by Netgear, specifically the stock Arlo base system with a singl...
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  • Description Review: Periodic Tales, by Hugh Aldersey-Williams Publisher: HarperCollins Copyright: February 2011 ISBN: 0-06-207881-X Format: Kindle Pages: 451 Perhaps my favorite chapter in Randall Munroe's What If?...
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  • Description I was in two minds when I read Ritesh’s blog post about the Indian Economy. I was angry with Ritesh as he seemed to selectively take facts and present it rather than taking it whole. Even if he had sear...
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  • Description Debian Long Term Support (LTS) This is my monthly Debian LTS report. My time this month was spent working on various hairy security issues, most notably XBMC (now known as Kodi) and yaml-cpp. Kodi direct...
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  • Description There is much to like about Docker. Much has been written about it, and about how secure the containerization is. This post isn’t about that. This is about keeping what’s inside each container secure. I...
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  • Description Linux usage in networking hardware has been on the rise for some time. During the latest Netdev conference held in Montreal this April, people talked seriously about Linux running on high end, "top of ra...
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  • Description With the speed of network hardware now reaching 100 Gbps and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks going in the Tbps range, Linux kernel developers are scrambling to optimize key network paths in...
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  • Description Review: Neverness, by David Zindell Publisher: Bantam Spectra Copyright: May 1988 Printing: July 1989 ISBN: 0-553-27903-3 Format: Mass market Pages: 552 Mallory Ringess is a Pilot, one of the people who...
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  • Description A few weeks ago I blogged about an experiment of mine, where I proved equalities of Haskell programs by (ab)using the GHC simplifier. For more details, please see that post, or the video of my talk at t...
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  • Description Review: Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett Series: Discworld #13 Publisher: Harper Copyright: February 1994 Printing: March 2008 ISBN: 0-06-109217-7 Format: Mass market Pages: 357 Small Gods is the thirteent...
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  • Description My new satellite internet connection is from Exede, connecting to the ViaSat 1 bird in geosync orbit. A few technical details that I've observed follow. antagonistic by design The "Surfbeam 2 wifi modem...
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  • Description Before I start, debconf registration opened about a week back depending upon what time-frame you are in. So, if you have used and contributed to Debian or are curious to know and try out Debian, this wo...
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  • Description Summer heat I would like to start with sharing is the mercury has been shot in recent times to record temperatures. For instance, Pune has been recording temperatures between 41 and 43 degrees consisten...
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  • Description Since the question popped here and there, I'll post a short blog post about the issue right now so there's a reference somewhere. As you may know, Brad Spengler (spender) and the Pax Team recently annou...
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  • Description Following up on my previous post, I have only a few small nuggets of extra information: The power draw appears to be 230–240 mA at 5 V, or about 1.15 W. (It doesn't matter whether they have a signal or...
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  • Description Review: Necessity, by Jo Walton Series: Thessaly #3 Publisher: Tor Copyright: July 2016 ISBN: 0-7653-7902-3 Format: Hardcover Pages: 331 Athena's experiment with a city (now civilization) modeled after P...
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