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Wireless software issues

Posted 04-16-2012 at 12:07 PM by Rod3775

After fruitless attempts to get the MSI wireless dongle (comes with the Intel motherboard) to work, I bought a Hawking Wireless 150N wireless adapter. Still USB, but it has an external antenna and an amplifier. It worked better, but the problem with staying connected remained. It uses the same Ralink 2870 chip as the MSI adapter. Finally, I tried the "bleeding edge" wireless drivers in compat-wireless-2.6 (latest version). Although not all the drivers in the package will compile on my...
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dejavu

Posted 04-16-2012 at 07:57 AM by Ajit Gunge (Is everyone's fate decided?)

Has anyone amongst you experienced the feeling of dejavu.I have been experiencing it since I was aged 18 I guess.We see something in our dreams and later when it actually happens in your real life you just recall that I have seen it somewhere before.It makes me think "Has whole of our life already been written and we are just acting out the script".If everythings already been written then why I am doing the things that I am doing now.If eventually I am I going to end up is already been...
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Pure Bash option handling

Posted 04-16-2012 at 01:44 AM by Nominal Animal

I like the standard getopt way of specifying script and/or program parameters, but I don't like its quirks, and it is pretty cryptic if you don't use it often enough.

Here is pure Bash skeleton to implement script option parsing. It is long, but it should be easier to read and understand than one implemented using getopt.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
set +f                  # Enable filename globbing
set -B                  # Enable brace expansion
shopt -s dotglob
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Security. Malware and vulnerabilities.

Posted 04-15-2012 at 09:27 PM by rich_c

I'd just like to contrast an example of a win and a fail in relation to dealing with security issues.

Win. A student found a vulnerability in Wicd that could result in unauthorised root access. That vulnerability was patched pretty much the same day most sites reported the problem.

Fail! On the other hand, we have the Flashback trojan which apple have only just released tools to fix. I found a report of it's existence going back to September last year...
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UsR2usr (libLQ version)

Posted 04-15-2012 at 04:42 PM by rainbowsally

Here's UsR2usr version 1.5 (using libLQ)

file: src/Usr2usr.cpp
purpose: allows dummy installations and renaming of paths and rpaths for creating binary installations without committing to overwriting original files until you're ready.
Code:
// UsR2usr.cpp

#include <stdio.h>        // printf, sprintf, etc.
#include <stdlib.h>       // exit()
#include <unistd.h>       // tons of stuff
#include <malloc.h>
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