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Comment: Bravo. Looking forward to what's next. (Score 1) 1521

by oostendo (#37204712) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Rob, in the 15+ years I've known you I can't say there is a more gutsy thing you've done than what you're doing today. You are a man of tremendous creative intellect, and I think you'll have a great time finding something new to build. I'm looking forward to many more adventures.

I have no doubt Slashdot will be your "first big thing". Hell, when I drop your name around Makerworks, you're better known as "the guy who built that awesome MAME cabinet".

Nate Oostendorp
http://oostendorp.net/

Security

+ - Openwall Linux 3.0: no SUIDs, anti log spoofing-> 2

Submitted by solardiz
solardiz (817136) writes "Openwall GNU/*/Linux (or Owl for short) version 3.0 is out, marking 10 years of the project. Owl is a small security-enhanced Linux distro for servers, appliances, and virtual appliances. Two curious properties of Owl 3.0: no SUID programs in default install (yet the system is usable, including password changing) and logging of who sends messages to syslog (thus, a user can't have a log message appear to come, say, from the kernel or sshd). No other distro has these. Other highlights of Owl 3.0: single live+install+source CD, i686 or x86_64, integrated OpenVZ (host and/or guest), "make iso" & "make vztemplate" in included build environment, ext4 by default, xz in tar/rpm/less, "anti-Debian" key blacklisting in OpenSSH. A full install is under 400 MB, and it can rebuild itself from source."
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Data Storage

Seagate Plans 37.5TB HDD Within Matter of Years 395

Posted by Zonk
from the lot-of-pr0n dept.
Ralph_19 writes "Wired visited Seagate's R&D labs and learned we can expect 3.5-inch 300-terabit hard drives within a matter of years. Currently Seagate is using perpendicular recording but in the next decade we can expect heat-assisted magnetic recording (HARM), which will boost storage densities to as much as 50 terabits per square inch. The technology allows a smaller number of grains to be used for each bit of data, taking advantage of high-stability magnetic compounds such as iron platinum." In the meantime, Hitachi is shipping a 1 TB HDD sometime this year. It is expected to retail for $399.

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