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Comment systemd knows if somebody tampered with logs (Score 1) 928

I found this when I was researching "OMG!#! systemd even includes QR code library." Why would they do that? They are smart guys after all, they don't do things without purpose. Then I found this gem. It is actually used to ensure the system is intact and no one has tampered with logs, etc:


It's called Forward Secure Sealing: http://lwn.net/Articles/512895...

Another small gem is "Why, oh why, they created NTP clone?" There is a very good rationale for that, like having coherent timestamps on embedded device boot:


Naturally these are optional, and not forced upon you.

Submission + - ScummVM 1.7.0 Released

jones_supa writes: It's been a while since a new ScummVM release, but version 1.7.0 is now here with many exciting features. New games supported are The Neverhood, Mortville Manor, Voyeur, Return to Ringworld and Chivalry is Not Dead. The Roland MT-32 emulator has been updated, there is an OpenGL backend, the GUI has seen improvements, AGOS engine is enhanced, tons of SCI bug fixes have been applied, and various other improvements can be found. This version also introduces support for the OUYA gaming console and brings improvements to some other more exotic platforms. Please read the release notes for an accurate description of the new version.

Comment Re:Nigeria won't be far behind (Score 1) 83

Also at the decentralized bitcoin exchange site LocalBitcoins.com people trade with various alternative payment systems, including Kenyan M-PESA. Because at LocalBitcoins.com trading happens peer-to-peer (no centralized accounts) the site can support almost any payment method the users can throw at it.

Which brings me to the point... Nigeria is not behind, but might be actually a forerunner. There has existed some bitcoin trading in Nigeria for some time now:


Other African countries where trading happens are Ghana https://localbitcoins.com/country/GH and South Africa https://localbitcoins.com/country/ZA

Supposedly bincoin is good for traditional Nigerian online businesses?

(disclaimer: I am working with the project)

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