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Comment Thanks to John Kozubik, rsync.net, and Ken Loafman (Score 1) 384

Duplicity is the right answer, as I have posted elsewhere, and we owe great thanks to John Kozubik and the rsync.net team for proposing, and sponsoring, the continued development of duplicity:

http://www.rsync.net/resources/notices/2007cb.html

Prior to that bounty, duplicity had not been updated or worked on for a few years, and thanks to the claimant of that bounty, Ken Loafman, there is not only a new, stable version, but a responsive community working on the project.

I use it every day, and now consider it indispensible.

Operating Systems

Submission + - How to flash motherboard BIOS from Linux?

zlatko writes: You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to solve...
The Media

Submission + - BBC lose all their original footage of 911

Kerago writes: "The head of news BBC World, Richard Porter, recently disclosed in the BBC World editors blog http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2007/02/part _of_the_conspiracy.html, that the BBC has lost all of its original 911 footage. Mr Porters response to questions about how this could happen, who was responsible and when this would be reported to the public can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2007/03/part _of_the_conspiracy_2.html This has been kept extremely quiet in the UK media so far."
Privacy

No Passport For Britons Refusing Mass Surveillance 790

UpnAtom writes "People who refuse to give up their bank records, tax records & details of any benefits they've claimed, and the records of their car movements for the last year, or refuse to submit to an interrogation on whether they are the same person that this mountain of data belongs to — will be denied passports from March 26th. The Blair government has already admitted that this and other data will be cross-linked so that the Home Office and other officials can spy on the everyday lives of innocent Britons. Britons were already the most spied upon nation in Western Europemore so even than Sweden. Data-mining through this unprecedented level of mass-surveillance allows any future British government to leapfrog even countries like China and North Korea."

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