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OpenSSH 5.4 Released 127

Posted by timothy
from the but-it's-secret dept.
HipToday writes "As posted on the OpenBSD Journal, OpenSSH 5.4 has been released: 'Some highlights of this release are the disabling of protocol 1 by default, certificate authentication, a new "netcat mode," many changes on the sftp front (both client and server) and a collection of assorted bugfixes. The new release can already be found on a large number of mirrors and of course on www.openssh.com.'"

Comment: Learn LISP (Score 1) 396

by Zoko Siman (#31208960) Attached to: What Knowledge Gaps Do Self-Taught Programmers Generally Have?

I just hosted Richard Stallman at my university (http://csee.wvu.edu/rms video coming soon). After the lecture was finished a student asked him "What can I do to be a better programmer" to which he responded "Learn LISP."

I can say from my experience with the language, that RMS, ESR, and PG are all right. Learn LISP. It will change how you think.

Comment: Re:It's pretty simple with some configuration (Score 1) 297

by Zoko Siman (#27147073) Attached to: How To Keep a Web Site Local?

To continue...

You can reverse your configuration options, apply what I'm saying abstractly.

Have a blanket DENY option. Then when you find a friend you can add them specifically. Much simpler than having to start blocking the internet.

For example, on my personal wiki page I have registration set to disabled right now. When I find a friend needs access I enable registration.

Furthermore, to avoid some of the /. effect you could protect the actual pages. The entire contents of the folders storing your board HTML and code could be authorization required.

Comment: DocBook (Score 1) 325

by Zoko Siman (#26194201) Attached to: Tools & Surprises For a Tech Book Author?

DocBook sounds like you could benefit from it a lot. It's a standardized XML namespace (http://www.docbook.org/) which allows you to use the more popular XSLT stylesheets. AND you can put a customization layer on top of that should you want.

You'll typically transform from XML to TeX and then to any of the 98234098409234 other formats that tex can be exported into.


+ - 'Kryptonite' discovered in mine

Submitted by
acidrainx writes "
Kryptonite is no longer just the stuff of fiction feared by caped superheroes. A new mineral matching its unique chemistry — as described in the film Superman Returns — has been identified in a mine in Serbia.
Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum, was astounded with the finding:

"Towards the end of my research I searched the web using the mineral's chemical formula — sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide — and was amazed to discover that same scientific name, written on a case of rock containing kryptonite stolen by Lex Luther from a museum in the film Superman Returns.
United States

+ - How can we convert the US to the metric system?

Submitted by
thesolo writes "Despite past efforts of the 1970s and 1980s, the United States remains one of only three countries (others are Liberia and Myanmar) that does not use the metric system. Staying with imperial measurements has only served to handicap American industry and economy. Attempts to get Americans using the Celsius scale or putting up speed limits in kilometers per hour have been squashed dead. Not only that, but some Americans actually see metrication efforts as an assault on "our way" of measuring.

I personally deal with European scientists on a daily basis, and find our lack of common measurement to be extremely frustrating. Are we so entrenched with imperial units that we cannot get our fellow citizens to simply learn something new? What are those of us who wish to finally see America catch up to the rest of the world supposed to do? Are there any organizations that we may back, or any pro-metric legislators who we can support?"

+ - Apple Drops 'Computer' From Name

Submitted by
WeAz writes "AppleInsider is reporting that Apple Computers will be renamed Apple, Inc. The move to rename the company follows Apple's move from traditional computing to being a serious competitor in multimedia (iPod, Apple TV) and telecommunications (iPhone)."

+ - Firebird 2.0 final released

Submitted by Samyem Tuladhar
Samyem Tuladhar (666) writes "After 2 years in development, the Firebird Project today officially releases the much-anticipated version 2.0 of its open source Firebird relational database software during the opening session of the fourth international Firebird Conference in Prague, Czech Republic."

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