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using NTP to synchronize the system clock

Posted 06-01-2012 at 09:45 PM by neonsignal

The network time protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the system clock with a network of high accuracy clock sources around the world.

A typical way of using ntp is to just install the ntp package, and then edit /etc/ntp/conf and choose a time server, for example:
Code:
server au.pool.ntp.org
The ntp daemon will then maintain the local system clock on an ongoing basis.

On a minimal system, to avoid the memory overhead of the ntp daemon,...
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csvfs-1.2.1: new stable version released

Posted 06-01-2012 at 05:20 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

I just released a new stable version of csvfs, a fuse-based file system that mounts data from a CSV file.

csvfs project page

Debian packages are available, and Fedora packages are rolling off the line as I type.

The new version does not yet implement all intended file system operations, but it gets closer. The previous stable version provided a read-only file system, while the current stable version allows editing of individual data fields.
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wireless

Posted 06-01-2012 at 02:41 PM by peonuser
Updated 06-02-2012 at 05:18 PM by peonuser

Better network protection?
ap > router > network

Better wireless input

usb1 > vm1 > \
usb2 > vm2 > | - vm4 (router with inputs bonded) > virtual nic > pc
usb3 > vm3 > /
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Vectorlinux 7.0 Soho edition. Really fast KDE 4.8.3

Posted 06-01-2012 at 01:10 PM by stretchedthin
Updated 06-01-2012 at 01:14 PM by stretchedthin

Just out...Vectorlinux 7.0 Soho edition. Really fast KDE 4.8.3

Vectorlinux-7.0 soho

also...video
sneek peek


Sneek pick at Vectorlinux 7.0 Soho. The KDE flavour of VL sporting KDE 4.8.3. Admitedly, this is more like a 3 minute and 44 second commercial. Mostly, sets out to demonstrate the speed of KDE on the Vectorlinux platform, desktop effects and what software is available on the cd. Much more software available in the repositories...
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Enter your password SUCKER! ;-) (a simple demo)

Posted 05-31-2012 at 11:38 PM by rainbowsally

Enter your password SUCKER!

;-)

Features:
  • Installer uninstaller in a simple clickable (or at least it should be clickable) script. (You can try setting the file associations these to run scripts with kde-open, xdg-open, gnome-open, ... or try the shell-exec app at this blog.)
  • Fun. But is it practical? Maybe, and maybe not. It depends on if you already knew how risky handing control of parts of your system to strangers can be.

Question: Who are they protecting...
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