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34 posts • joined 4 Mar 2009

Love XKCD? Love science? You'll love a book about science from Randall Munroe

lupine

yay!

kindle version pre-ordered. thanks for the heads up.

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NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports

lupine

hmm

got two of the B models. one for openelec and one for munin.

if this, new, model had a dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM i'd be sold on it but the extra USB ports and micro SD don't warrant a purchase...for me anyway.

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

lupine

i appreciate the technical challenge but can't see them serving up as much spectacle

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Who wants to start a Kickstarter for a more secure Kickstarter? Account data hacked

lupine

just makes me miss the 70s and 80s trial bike TV show.

especially the episode with the st john ambulance guy repeatedly falling into a hole.

never pledged...never seen anything of interest the couple of times i've looked.

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Bad luck, n00bs: Mozilla to splurge ADS inside empty Firefox tiles

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Stop

shirley

they'll not appear if adblock is installed...?

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Don't be a DDoS dummy: Patch your NTP servers, plead infosec bods

lupine

was vulnerable

but now i'm not.

running an open NTP server on ubuntu server 12.04. it provides version 4.2.6.

read about this a couple of weeks ago but thought i was running the latest version...plainly i was wrong.

glad i had a peek at this today.

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Time-rich hacking crew scrawls web graffiti all over poor old .ME

lupine

well f**k.me!

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Ubuntu unleashes dual boot tool for Android mobes'n'slabs

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Re: hmmm

you're quite right...had some doubts not long after posting... i have the 'not that cheap' 16GB version...

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lupine

hmmm

stuck touch on my old s2 a while back (maybe 6 moths ago) and while it looked alright...that was about it. lacking in functionality and i scrubbed it and went back to cyanogenmod.

it's not going near my nexus 4 due to the lack of internal storage (yeah...i bought the 'cheap' 16GB version).

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The Old Reader evicts Google Reader refugees

lupine

home brew

i've stuck tiny tiny rss (http://tt-rss.org/redmine/projects/tt-rss/wiki) on one of my servers. bit of a daft name but it's a powerful piece of coding. working very well for my friends and myself. it has some slick android clients too.

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Opera rewrite comes to Android

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works

for me on my s2 (cyanogen 4.2.2) and performance is acceptable. zoom levels, however, not so good. tapping like a morse code operator to get things at a readable size. used to use opera mini on my old nokia (some symbian based thing...can't remember the catchy numbers) and it dealt with pages better than this.

back to dolphin (and very occasionally firefox) for me.

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Linux kernel 3.9 lands

lupine

yes

some of that sounds nice (SSD caching especially) but as i use debian stable on my servers i might get it around 2027...

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New WordPress vuln emerges

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very tue

have gotten too used to a VPS. couldn't be doing with out shell access...

i'm sure, here, everyone knows how to do it with a client but just in case...

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-change-file-permissions-using-filezilla-on-.html

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lupine

permissions

i agree 'Matt 89'...no reason why anything other than the webserver should need access to the cache directory anyway.

a wee

chmod 700 -R name-of-cache-directory

should do it. i'll prepare for the downvotes...haven't posted on here in a while and i fear the worst...

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Edgy penguins test-fly Ubuntu's Quantal Quetzal

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Linux

always

test the alpha and beta versions of xubuntu (gave up on ubuntu testing with 12.04 as unity just doesn't do it for me) until the rc and then move back to debian testing (with openbox). started with 6.06 when ubuntu seemed fresh and new. it doesn't any more.

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'Linux for cloud' floats anti-Amazon cloud taster

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join facebook

to try it? i don't effin think so.

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DNS hijack hits The Register: All well

lupine
Mushroom

and

they don’t like it up ’em...

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Blogger silences Google ads with death and destruction

lupine
Linux

@Matt Bradley

yeah i run a home mail server under debian 5. it's running spamassasin, needs very little patching and consumes very little power. current uptime is sitting at 169 days...

it needs few updates/patching as it's running few services and if it goes down (monitored by siteuptime) i point my remote dns to a server i've got running on the rackspace cloud.

simples? well maybe not quite...

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lupine
Linux

Or

register a domain of your choice, point it to your home adsl and host your own mail server. simples. complete control.

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Firefox 3.6 trots into first alpha

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Go

Stable

been running the nightly builds for a few weeks and there's not much to report. some addon issues but i've got roumd them.runs smoothly enough.

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Microsoft's about turn: Windows 7 tech testers will get free copy of OS

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Linux

i'm almost ashamed to admit that...

i installed the rtm build of windows 7 in a virtual machine (virtualbox 3) under debian 5.

it actually runs quite well but is still a bit too vista-ish with commonly used features only able to be accessed through multiple menus and windows.

i'll be sticking with me old mate lenny but if a friend or family member was considering buying it i'd not berate them all that much.

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Amazon sued for sending 1984 down Orwellian memory hole

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ahhhh...

dry them.

i've still got my well thumbed copy from 20 years ago which, inexplicably, helped me get my 'o grade' english.

paper rules in the book world.

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Mozilla Labs issues 'major' Ubiquity upgrade

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Go

Hidden

been using this for months and it can be handy...only problem is that i forget its there half the time...a bit like gnome-do...

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Firefox 3.5 gets third release candidate

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Troll

Smooth

encountered no problems with this release or rc2 (which is more than can be said for rc1). now if only certain add-on writers would catch up...

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People just not that into Blu-ray

lupine
Unhappy

why oh

why are the players so pricey??

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Pirate Bay launches encrypted private network

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Pirate

cough...

vpn - virtual pirate network...

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HBA duopoly blown away by 10gigE

lupine

whoosh...

that's the sound most of this made as it went right over my head :-)

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Google's email goes titsup (again)

lupine

the chinks

in their armor are becoming gaping holes. glad its not my primary email account...still a nuisance though.

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Hackers stuff ballot box for Time Magazine's top 100 poll

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this is...

excellent! thumbs up to all involved

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Pirate Bay loses trial: defendants face prison time, hefty fines

lupine

gulp...

if the jails in sweden are anything like the ones in scotland then #gulp# is right...

poor boys...

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Interweb Chuck Norris infiltrates Netflix, Tivo

lupine

hiring

i wonder if chuck can code...an ideal site admin methinks

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Google goes long with new search pages

lupine

oh

whoop-dee-doo...

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Firefox update tackles critical memory bugs

lupine

chromium

there's a beta of chrome called chromium for linux. you need to compile it but it's easier than previous versions. don't have url handy as i'm using my mobile.

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Polish Spitfire shoots down BNP

lupine

oh what a bunch of

halfwits

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