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Despite all your "big talk" & trying to put me down, you haven't been even a FRACTION of as well noted in the art & sciences of computing as I have...
On some level, this is true. Anonymous Coward has done a LOT of stuff over the years.
linuxconf was the crappiest piece of shit I have ever seen and im glad its dead and gone.
This is one of the best comments I have ever read.
There are a hundred things wrong with this scenario. I know. That's why I quit. I don't need to hear them all. Mind the forest, not the trees.
And every computer shown in the movie was Unix based...
Thankfully, I can think of nothing else that will get the average American more in a tiff than their chosen source of entertainment suddenly not working.
Don't mention gay marriage or legalizing pot. I may be slightly off topic here, but only
If only we could become the archetypal American, Joe the IT guy, as opposed to Joe the plumber.
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final version of Ubuntu Privacy Remix 10.04 (Codename Locked Lynx). And
yes, we know Ubuntu 10.10 has just been released. But we believe
stability is more important for UPR, so we are focusing on LTS releases
What is Ubuntu Privacy Remix?
The goal of Ubuntu Privacy Remix is to provide an isolated working
environment where sensitive data can be dealt with safely. The system
installed on the computer running UPR remains untouched, UPR is not
intended for permanent installation on hard disk. Instead of that the
sealed-off Ubuntu Privacy Remix system runs from a modified Live-CD
based on Ubuntu Linux. All user data reside exclusively on encrypted
Ubuntu Privacy Remix is a tool to protect your data against unsolicited
access. The risk of theft of such private data arises not only from
"conventional" criminals, trojans. rootkits, keyloggers etc. In many
countries, measures are taken by the state aiming at spying and
monitoring its citizens.
Learn more about it at https://privacy-cd.org/
What is new in UPR 10.04?
Ubuntu Privacy Remix 10.04 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" and
supports more and newer hardware. Still, system requirements remain the
same. The UPR kernel has been rebuilt based on the Ubuntu kernel
220.127.116.11. UPR 10.04 shows the same improvements to boot times as Ubuntu
With UPR 10.04, it is no longer possible to burn the ISO to a CD due to
its size, sorry! The standard UPR 10.04 now includes english, german,
spanish, french and italian language.
We have extended and improved the following features:
* TrueCrypt has been updated to version 6.3a. Version 7.0 obviously
has introduced changes to the container format, at least containers
created with it cannot be opened with an earlier version. Unfortunately,
we found no documentation about these changes, so we will use 6.3a until
we have done a full review of Truecrypt 7 on our own.
* We have written our own frontend to GnuPG, which replaces
seahorse. With it, you can use GPG features like key groups or restoring
original filenames. Use it like the seahorse plugins from the context
menu (Encrypt, Sign). Settings can be made from "Applications — Security
- GnuPG Settings". It is also possible to show all recipient keys of an
encrypted file. This frontend is optimized for dealing with large
keyrings (>300 keys), key lists can be searched and filtered. For
password caching, the "normal" gpg-agent is used, which has fewer bugs
than seahorse. For key management, seahorse is still used.
* The scripts for extended TrueCrypt volumes have been improved. The
backup feature during close now can backup other open containers as
well. Printer configuration is now saved.
* New applications: VYM Mindmapper, GIMP, xterm (for enabling
TrueCrypts "repair filesystem" feature)
* Simple creation and use of LUKS-encrypted volumes"
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I own a car. Yes, I am about to make a car-Facebook analogy. I am very sorry.
If you look at my car, you haven't violated my property rights. If you write down my license plate, you haven't violated my property rights. If, from my bumper stickers and whatnot, you determine that I have a kid named Billy who plays football, a daughter named, Billy, who plays cello, that one of my kids is an honor-roll student (Billy, most likely), that I have a wife, that I most likely voted for Ralph Nader in 2004, and from the make and model of the car ascertain with reasonable certainty which socio-economic bracket I fit, you still have not violated any of my Constitutional Rights. Would it be creepy? Yes. The same is true of gathering info on Facebook, message boards, etc.
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Courts have ruled that there is no expectation of privacy for e-mail. It's not a far stretch to say that covers Facebook and other social networking sites as well. It immediately includes those sites when the user has e-mail notifications enabled.
It's not spying. Maybe information-gathering. We can only call it spying if they're actually playing "I spy."
I spy with my little agent eyes, something slutty.