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revolver

Nobody knows where the enemy is.
They don't even know he exists.
He's in every one of their heads.
And they trust him.
Because they think they are him.

Try to destroy him to save them,
they'll destroy you to save him.

The greatest con that he ever pulled was making you believe that he is you.


From Revolver, a 2005 film by Guy Ritchie.

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itsonthetelly

It's on the telly, so it must be true.

Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880,
John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Sun, made this
candid confession [it's worth noting that Swinton was called "The Dean of
His Profession" by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:

” There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, as an
independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who
dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did,
you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly
for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with.
Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you
who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the
streets looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before
twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the
journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to
vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his
daily bread.
You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent
press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We
are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents,
our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are
intellectual prostitutes.”

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cloud

In light of recent events, I'd like to remind everybody of this:

x86 virtualization is about basically placing another nearly full
kernel, full of new bugs, on top of a nasty x86 architecture which
barely has correct page protection.  Then running your operating
system on the other side of this brand new pile of shit.

You are absolutely deluded, if not stupid, if you think that a
worldwide collection of software engineers who can't write operating
systems or applications without security holes, can then turn around
and suddenly write virtualization layers without security holes.

Theo de Raadt

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attic backup on FreeBSD

Attic is a deduplicating backup program written in Python.
It requires Python 3 and msgpack-python, and llfuse for optional snapshot mounting.
The default Python version on FreeBSD is 2.7, therefore manual installation is required.

Install the necessary FreeBSD ports:

pkg install lang/python35 devel/py-setuptools35 devel/py-msgpack-python devel/pkgconf security/ca_root_nss sysutils/fusefs-libs

Load the fuse kmod (if you want to use `attic mount` right away):

kldload fuse.ko

Use the easy_install script from the 3.5 setuptools to get the dependencies and the main program:

/usr/local/bin/easy_install-3.5 llfuse attic

Attic is now installed in /usr/local/bin/attic, enjoy.

my OS odyssey

Christmas 1996: First computer (200 MHz, 32 MB RAM, Windows 95)

1999: First Linux: SuSE 6.2

2001: Root Server at 1&1

Summer 2002: First gentoo experience

Winter 2003: Linux Desktop (Debian) for about three months

14.05.2005: OS X replaces Windows as desktop operating system (iMac G5)

01.08.2005: Root server moved to netdirekt, Debian

11.11.2007: MacBook for university (MacBook (white) 13.3-inch, 2.2GHz)

17.01.2007: Rootserver moved to manitu.de, gentoo

30.01.2007: Rootserver at netdirekt cancelled

2008: First OpenBSD experience

2009: FreeBSD replaces Debian as home server OS (void.lan)

Feb 2011: FreeBSD replaces gentoo as server OS (alpha.firc.de)

04.11.2012: FreeBSD replaces OS X as desktop OS

01.06.2013: Root server moved to Online (alpha.firc.de)

18.05.2016: HardenedBSD replaces FreeBSD on all server machines

04.09.2016: HardenedBSD replaces FreeBSD as desktop OS

09.11.2016: Linux replaces HardenedBSD as desktop OS

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very blog

wow
such blogging

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