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    Posted 03-01-2013 at 04:20 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

    I've been struggling with a UEFI motherboard that my wife is using as her main gaming rig. It's been acting up, so I wanted to PXE boot it using the rescue environment I have setup...haha riiiiiight.

    So I guess the only other option is to hope that this UEFI thing doesn't go *too* far, or hope that there is always a way to disable it?

    What a d*ck move, Microsoft...well played, jerks.
    Posted 11-23-2012 at 10:06 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Story: Justice Dept. to defend warrantless cell phone tracking

    Vmccord I agree on your difference. Just today I saw a snippet of a TV show that was telling how women where being tracked and monitored by their husbands or boyfriends using their cell phone signals. In one case, a woman was caught with her new lover by her ex-boyfriend. I think from a technologist's standpoint, it is pretty interesting, but from a consumer of new technology it is pretty frightening. I would like to remain anonymous where I go unless I specifically tell someone. I don't want to be tracked.
    Posted 10-25-2012 at 03:31 PM by Rupadhya Rupadhya is offline
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    Story: Justice Dept. to defend warrantless cell phone tracking

    There is a difference between marketers using this technology to sell us stuff and the Justice Department tracking our whereabouts without a search warrant. One is an annoyance and the other is a violation of a constitutional guaranteed right, specifically the right to privacy from the government. A search warrant does not require an agency to produce a great deal of evidence to a judge, but that process is exactly that: due process. Thus ends my libertarian rant.
    Posted 10-25-2012 at 02:23 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Story: Justice Dept. to defend warrantless cell phone tracking

    I think it is pretty scary in itself. I think it is also funny how your web access is tracked by your IP address. I have AT&T DSL and the point it shows up on the internet takes me to is 96 miles away from my house. I think it is pretty scary that Facebook and other sites are using your GPS data from your phone to track where you are going. Imagine a tailored advertising when you pass by a Taco Bell, and suddenly you get an ad on your phone for a Taco Bell meal. The technology is here already, and our privacy is already gone.
    - Raj Upadhyaya
    Posted 10-07-2012 at 10:18 PM by Rupadhya Rupadhya is offline
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    People are still using Java...?!

    wahahah!!! that was bad!!! ww epic fail sure
    Posted 09-02-2012 at 02:31 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Unofficial RPMs for libcsv

    Thanks for the comment.

    I don't provide a separate signature for RPMs because I sign them all with rpmsign, and of course I'm looking to save myself as much work as possible, so I don't want to do it twice. You can verify a package with rpmkeys --checksig <rpm_file>, after importing the key with rpmkeys --import <public-key-file>. My public key is available from:

    As to your second question: they are actually all hosted centrally on the ftp server. If you travel up the directory, you'll see everything under one package name, but in categorical subdirectories. Links on the Web page simply point to the file in the FTP repository. All future site files will get dropped into the FTP repository (some older files are still on the Web server).
    Posted 05-09-2012 at 01:53 PM by hydraMax hydraMax is offline
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    Unofficial RPMs for libcsv

    Looks OK to me. Maybe sign the packages with your GPG sig? Can't understand why you don't host the packages and source packages in the same place though. SF made uploading real easy and people then don't have to look in different places...
    Posted 05-09-2012 at 11:31 AM by unSpawn unSpawn is offline
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    Really tiny executable

    Oh yeah, that is one nice article.
    Posted 02-02-2012 at 01:37 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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