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Submission + - Mozilla firefox release 52 goes silent (

fredan writes: Since the release of Mozilla firefox 52 for Linux, they, Mozilla, have decided that support sound through alsa (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is no more. Their solution is that everyone shall be using Pulseaudio for now on.

I has trying to following their suggestions for fixing this at their support page but I had no luck.

Comment Re:Not really "free". (Score 4, Informative) 55

Comment Re:fake news from cnn (Score 1, Insightful) 278

Which part of that statement did CNN fabricate?

All of them.

That term is getting thrown around so much lately that it is obscuring the actual "someone just made this up without any regard to the facts, not because of errors, bad sources, or flawed methodologies but because of deliberately trying to pass off fiction as fact" fake news.

You usually call this Fox News.

Comment fake news from cnn (Score 1, Troll) 278

sought asylum in Russia in June 2013 after leaking volumes of information on American intelligence and surveillance operations to the media.

No he didn't seek asylum in Russia after he leaked volumes of information to media. He did seek asylum due to the fact that the US canceled he's passport.

Submission + - I have released a new authority DNS server called fDns! (

fredan writes: Welcome to the first release of fDns 0.9.29-alpha, called High Bloodpressure!

This authority DNS server has a couple of unique features:

Native support for Lua script (function) based on the name or the type.

Doesn't have any answer to question hard-coded. That's what Lua is for. Take a look at how fDns does answer questions to 'version.server' as an example: dataset/server.json and lua/chaos_server.lua

Supports DNSCurve.

Using json when updating the databases. 10 000 domains in like a second
or two to do that.

Even though it saves DNS-answers hard-coded within the database, it can still randomize the answers AND still achieve zero-copy of the data from
the database (zero-copy is not for encrypted answers).

A benchmark utility is included.

Has a separate database for ipaddresses (networks with netmask).
Scripts for importing ipaddresses from Inetnum, Routes and Maxmind's GeoLite2 City or Country is included. Which means that you can give back different answers to different ipaddresses. You do this within your Lua script. There is one source-code file that needs to be changed if you want to extend the database. You can search based on EDNS Client Subnet.

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