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Memories of yesteryear!

Posted 01-16-2015 at 04:41 PM by onebuck

In thread; What was your first computer, when?

Originally Posted by onebuck View Post

I started my computing days with IBM's 360 mod 20 and we still used a unit records room to feed that beast. Early 70s' I built my first Intel 8080 based system with 256B of memory then when I built a 1KB memory expansion for it, I was was in coding heaven. I used a ASR33 for programming I/O but that got old fast so I built a paper tape reader for the board. I created my programs using the paper tape punch
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Load balancing HTTP/HTTPS with Pound on Ubuntu 14.10 Server

Posted 01-16-2015 at 09:20 AM by sridhar11

The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web server(s). Pound was developed to enable distributing the load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper
for those Web servers that do not offer it natively. Pound is distributed under the GPL -- no warranty, it's free to use, copy and give away.

Full Story
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The all-powerful moderators/heroes of some internet discussion boards...

Posted 01-15-2015 at 12:32 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just a rant/laugh... I just stumbled on a thread on a non-anglophone Ubuntu forum... the translated thread subjetc was "WHAT'S THE BEST NOTEBOOK BRAND FOR LINUX", in all-caps, and without a question mark.

A moderator warned about the all-caps title, asking the OP to fix it... he didn't... the thread continued for a while... until after 14 messages the thread was locked, because the thread subject wasn't fixed.

So, now it's solved, right? The internet population...
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DebEX Barebone build 150114 with Xfce4 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton

Posted 01-14-2015 at 05:27 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 150114
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce4 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton (equivalent to’s stable kernel 3.18.1) is ready. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. I have now installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. Read below about how to use it. All packages have been updated to the latest version of January 14, 2015.

Runs from RAM
DebEX Barebone can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM)....
ExTiX Admin
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OpenBSD's W^X Policy

Posted 01-13-2015 at 11:22 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-14-2015 at 11:57 AM by rocket357

OpenBSD has had userland "W^X" (Write XOR Execute, a policy in which memory pages can be marked writable OR executable, but never both at the same time. This policy defeats attacks that rely on an executable stack or other write-then-execute arrangements).

Now OpenBSD has applied W^X to the kernel (amd64 thus far) as well, along with ASLR and a few other improvements.

It's a great...
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