Re: So where's the details?
It reads like marketing fluff.
It was just marketing fluff. :(
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It reads like marketing fluff.
It was just marketing fluff. :(
Yeah, backspace changing the page while editing a text field has bitten me in Opera on occasion. Hopefully this changes propagates into Opera in the near future.
Cool, well spotted. :)
Interestingly, the papers from previous years conferences aren't available either.
What kind of OSS conference doesn't make their papers public? :(
There doesn't seem to be a link to the report mentioned, so it's difficult to read the source to learn things. :(
Closest I've found is the mention of it here:
Weirdly for an OSS organisation, the papers doesn't seem accessible. Hopefully that's a temporary thing, or I'm just not looking hard enough. ;)
To the surprise of no-one.
If there are any left standing, either they have some really awesome engineering talent in order to be competitive with the cheaters, or they just haven't been caught enough to admit it yet.
Which one do you reckon it is? ;)
Good anecdote. :)
As a thought, is there any chance your company would be ok with having that officially known? eg Some of the software projects you mention could make use of that as good Case Study material, for mutual promo benefit. Can point you to the right people if that's useful. :)
Maybe in the UK. There are well supported FOSS options in the US though. Hopefully after they've gone international enough, the UK gets supported properly too. :)
And just to point out, if VMware itself doesn't let you mirror directly on the host, you could pass the LUNs through to the VM itself to do the mirroring there.
The thought makes me kind of nervous around failure scenarios thought. Would do decent testing. ;)
Unsure about VMware, as I haven't personally used it in ages. Other host platforms (eg Linux + KVM) definitely do this, as Linux provides the mirroring natively. (you just need to configure it)
Haven't yet tried this with FreeBSD, but it would be kind of surprising if it didn't work.
As a thought, instead of doing the replication below the SCST layer, how about exporting the raw LUNS from each of the storage servers to the VM host, then doing the mirroring there? That should maintain the full io / transfer rate of things, instead of being (potentially) slowed down by storage server side replication.
I've only just recently started using ZFS via FreeBSD, but haven't really done much with it. What were the major scary bits with it for you? dedupe related - I've read of very bad experiences when it runs out of ram - or other stuff?
Those specific acronyms are the very basics for anyone doing storage professionally, or even in half-anger at home. They're not off target for the audience. ;)
You guys both seem to be knowledgable about 3D printing and cars, so you've both seen Koenigsegg's video's on Youtube about their 3d printing stuff (carbon fibre, etc) yeah?
For the Koenigsegg example, printing in carbon fibre makes sense as they're designing functional parts.
With this HP printer, it looks interesting, but it's Nylon only at the moment (not counting the unreleased stuff they "plan" to also release). The reportedly much faster printing speed sounds like it'll open doors though.
Remember this is the industry that until a couple of decade ago would be paying upwards of £30,000 per seat for CAD, and that didn't include the workstation.
Don't they still pay at least that much for CAD? The base price for a lot of professional CAD products isn't like that, but then you have to add the "add-ons" to make them useful for the specific audience. eg CAM
Fibre Channel over Tolkien Ring? ;)
the sound hungry and wild gnuistas being let off the leash
Hmmm, I'd be more worried about Oracle. They have a reputation for aggressive legal shenanigans, especially towards competitors.
It sounds like Debian have been careful to not step on the license, so won't have "provided an excuse".
Canonical though... hmm.... wonder what the terms they agreed to are? Perhaps they'll have a new owner soon. ;)
Seems like p7zip isn't affected:
That'll be good news for some. :)
While it's not the same as an immediate root level exploit, it's still pretty bad. Any kind of tooling which can be compromised just by opening a .zip file (or similar) still has a lot they can do from a user account.
It also sounds capable enough to be very effective when paired with a (local-only) root privilege escalation vulnerability.
It's hard to tell. There is some discussion about this on the p7zip forum:
No indication of a new release or similar though, at the time of writing this.
Maybe we should start using the sci-fi terminology, calling them "Autonomous Agents" (or their precursor), to convey these "bots" are useful?
One of the points of having upstream review/merge is to have more people notice otherwise-obvious problems like the code here.
It's definitely not a perfect approach, but having more people review stuff instead of less is generally a good idea (as long as it doesn't lengthen the developer iteration time too much, which causes other problems).
Although they make a torrent file available:
It's just their processed database data in CSV format, 36MB in total:
$ unzip ../offshoreleaks_data-csv.zip
Well, the Win 10 being forced down everyone's throats (my wording :>) seems to be become MS forecasters have seen the massive plummet in new-box-PC-shipments. Thus massive negative change in likely revenue in the years going forward.
So, someone realised they'd better force everyone to subscription mode to offset that... regardless of how unhappy it makes people. Kind of like a "survive" or "not survive" event.
From that perspective, the pain they're (knowingly) causing people with the Win10 forcing makes sense. That perspective also says theres' literally no way they're going to stop doing it, due to the fear of revenue shortage.
Anyway, it's definitely time to look at alternative suppliers.
From the article:
When we’re talking to the team on the video, they’re in the midst of figuring out how to use infiniband – a technology that they’re seeing for the first time today.
That's both dissapointing, and kind of weird. Infiniband is extremely common in the HPC scene, and dirt cheap on Ebay. (A minimal 2 node setup can be put together for about £60 in total). How have these students been doing HPC and not had access to the bog standard connectivity type gear?
Oh well, was a thought. ;)
I'm checking it out as I'm an obscure OS geek.
If you do install it in a VM, it'd be interesting to hear whether some of the more popular "known to be pretty portable" Open Source Software compiles & runs on it. (suggestion: PostgreSQL, though there are others too)
Out of curiosity, went looking for more info as there wasn't any kind of reference/follow-up link in the article.
Main ClearPath info seems to be here:
There's also a free "ClearPath MCP Express" for download, which the description says:
"Students, teachers, hobbyists and ClearPath enthusiasts can use it for non-production evaluation, personal or educational purposes to explore and practice developing and testing ClearPath MCP-based applications."
Doesn't seem to be Open Source in any way though, which would have been nice. Oh well.
What is far from certain is that among those 34 there is even a single FOSS developer who has actually contributed any code anyone cares about it.
Btw - code isn't the only way to significantly contribute to a project. Other ways are just as valuable to OSS projects, sometimes even more so at strategic times. ;) eg: Writing user docs, doing solid QA/testing/reporting, project co-ordination, etc.
As for projects people are involved in, here's one I've been putting time into for a while:
As a measure of usage, it's about 150k downloads a month (and trending upwards), which isn't too bad:
If they offer this "as a Service", it'd be awesome.
Everyone could feed their incoming sales calls directly to Hell that way. :)
The download site seems to be having capacity issues at the moment. There is a .torrent file available (on the download site, oops!):
A working magnet hash instead is this, if that helps: 9b0fa597ab8bdd89a57434876947dbe378a79aad
The torrent download is 10.55GB, containing:
The native ethernet support for Mellanox adapters seems to "just work" (after compiling in the driver). It's been pretty much trouble free.
IPoIB mode though... not so much. Kernel panic when switching from Ethernet → Infiniband mode (post boot - still chasing this bug down), and connected mode IPoIB exhibits weird behaviour too at the moment.
I think the Infiniband mode problems are rooted in something to do with the TrueOS base (not pure FreeBSD) that FreeNAS is built upon, as the same drivers on a FreeBSD base are pretty flawless. I'll be digging into this more over the next few days to see if I can figure out WTF is causing the issues, and then get it fixed. :)
If someone's just after Ethernet support (10GbE/40GbE/etc) out of Mellanox adapters though, it seems to be already good enough. Naturally, test the living heck out of it before deploying to production, just to be safe. :D
I don't see the other mentioned browser markers offering such bounties..
As a data point, Mozilla does for Firefox (and other software):
Note - they have more than one bug bounty program. There's a very short overview page here, with links to the individual programs in the bottom two lines.
Looks like they're using a remotely exploitable version of OpenSSL:
Pretty sure his definition of an "Open Platform" will turn out to be very different from most other people's.
And not in a good way. :(
Yeah, the new owners emailed my twice with their "SlashdotMedia - Fair processing notice", about how I can request them to remove my data/etc.
Twice I've responded to them. They've not deigned to reply to either.
So, not so hopeful the new owners are going to be doing the right things after all. :(
Well, if someone's already spending a few $ on something like hosting or similar, this **might** allow them to claim some of it back (depending on what the law allows, etc). I guess it all helps. :)
Personally, I've been interested in doing some FPGA stuff combined with Infinband for very fast data processing/extraction. Was thinking perhaps Spartan FPGAs could be used to make it happen. This Broadwell with FPGA built in could make it much more achievable instead, depending on its specs/capabilities of course.
debateable, but to me programmable means i can use itself to program it. the ios platform needs a real computer to write the programs. a real omission to my mind as it is powerful enough to have some level of programming built in.
Pythonista is excellent, if you're on an iPad of any variety.
Also cheap on Ebay, so good for home labs. :)
Wonder if things like crowds during an exciting football game at large stadiums would set it off?
10's of thousands of people jumping about when their team wins... that can definitely make things shake locally for a lot of people at once.
Lots of papers have diagrams and other non-text based information, so it's more likely they're pdfs' and/or other formats able to do that.
47 million pdfs' could be pretty hefty in disk space. Possibly in the terabyte range. Even broken up into a collection of x sized archives (say 10GB), that would be tricky to manage effectively using torrents. Technically possible though... yes.
The new owners have terminated the DevShare program:
That's a good start.
Hoping they do this all properly, and SourceForge becomes a positive thing again.
Definitely not my kind of thing to do without permission.
The author of the article has obviously been at least port scanning the host though, so it's on topic to ask. ;)