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Comment 5 year old tempest in tty pot (Score 3, Interesting) 127

The problem was well discussed in 2009 here : A tempest in a tty pot https://lwn.net/Articles/34382... The result was that after a heated debate, Alan Cox was blamed for allowing old code to stay because emacs would loose terminal output and Greg KH was simmoned to stepup as the TTY maintainer. The new TTY/PTY guys became James Simmons, the Frame-buffer guy and C. Scott Ananian, the former jack-of-all-trades for the One Laptop per Child Foundation. Curious enough it were not Linux server systems like RedHat Enterprise who have been vulnerable for almost 5 years, but the popular Linux desktop distro's like Ubuntu.

Comment comment to the mentioned blog article by Steyn (Score 2) 393

SLAPPstick Farce by Mark Steyn January 25, 2014 http://www.steynonline.com/601...
"Meanwhile, in the same period [the two-year anti-SLAPP hearing], Dr. Mann has been brandishing his hockey stick out on the campaign trail against Republican candidates. In Virginia, he appeared in the Democrats' attack ads against Ken Cuccinelli, and helped get Clinton's bagman Terry McAuliffe elected governor. When his candidate Mark Herring also prevailed over the GOP in the attorney general's race, Mann crowed and published tweets from his acolytes congratulating him on "two fresh notches on your hockey stick."
Global warming is apparently not a bipartisan research effort, but more of a Democratic National Committee sponsored science project which initially was given National coverage by Al Gore.

Comment Praetorian Guards reach into Belize (Score 1) 367

McAfee founder booked on drug, weapons charges, report says
by Chris Matyszczyk
, May 4, 2012 5:04 PM PDT

John McAfee lives in Belize and says that this is all just politics. However, the local Gang Suppression Unit issues a press release accusing him a unlicensed drug manufacturing and unlicensed weapon possession.

How about revoking the McAfee licenses of the GSU department, and notify the keyboard driven community about IT Security problems at GSU, Independence Plaza, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, C.A.

Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

Comment Re: Keep an eye on the Bradley Manning case (Score 2) 1060


Manning was arrested by agents of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in May 2010 and held in pre-trial confinement in a military jail at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.[1][2][3] On July 5, 2010, two misconduct charges were brought against him for "transferring classified data onto his personal computer and adding unauthorized software to a classified computer system" and "communicating, transmitting and delivering national defense information to an unauthorized source".[2][7] The charges included unauthorized access to Secret Internet Protocol Routers network computers, download of more than 150,000 United States Department of State diplomatic cables, download of a classified PowerPoint presentation, and downloading a classified video of a military operation in Baghdad on July 12, 2007. Manning is also charged for forwarding the video and at least one of the cables to an unauthorized person.[15] The maximum jail sentence is 52 years.[1]

Manning faces a pretrial hearing under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, following which his lawyer expects a court-martial in the spring of 2011.[8][1]

Comment Swiss "Banking" (Score 0) 1060

The Swiss Government has confiscated $37K in his Swiss Bank account.

"Swiss bank freezes Julian Assange's account". A real Swiss Bank never
does such things. I don't know about Postfinance, but for Swiss banks
there's only one exception in such matters, and that is when the
'client' has made remarks or moves which has endangered the Zionist
Community, just as happened with Bobby Fischer in Rekyavik. After
arriving in Iceland in 2006, the UBS Bank of Switzerland confiscated all of
Fischer's savings. UBS for the first time showed its real face, instead
of the polished face of independent banking.

UBS and the Icelandic government collude to plunder all of Bobby's savings account at UBS

Comment spam as economic noise sensor (Score 1) 183

The moment the amount of spam is dropped substantially, is when one
should start worrying about peoples economic conditions. I run qmail
integrated with SPF1 and SRS2 together with ClamAv and DSPAM.

The most annoying thing of spam is when someone else is sending stiff
amounts of spam using your email address (email domain name for that
matter) as sender and reply-to address. The SPF1/SRS2 engine together
with SPF1 DNS records for your domain takes care that this becomes

The largest amount of my email spam noise are those much debated double
bounce MAILER daemon messages, which are easily filtered out with .procmailrc.
They contain for almost 100% the following error :

      Hi. This is the qmail-send program at stokkie.net.
      I tried to deliver a bounce message to this address, but the bounce bounced!

      Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1)

      --- Below this line is the original bounce.

The rest of my incoming SPAM is eventually worth a short look.

PS. My qmail/SPF/SRS setup can be found at
Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

Comment Jonathan Schwartz's fake career white wash (Score 0, Offtopic) 148

On Tom's hardware Jonathan Ian Schwartz gets a career whitewash job.
After Scott McNeally got booted out of Sun's through Steve Ballmer's $ 2 billion
"rescue" job to keep Sun running, which effectively shut McNeally up from
all hostile keynote speech comments about Microsoft, its now Jonathan Schwartz
who gets his hair greased big time at tomshardware.com :


Reportedly it was Schwartz who co-founded [b]Lighthouse Design Ltd.[/b] in 1989 and
therefor has supplied Steve Jobs his NeXtStep Software. This sounds rather far-fetched
to me as at the time when Schwartz joined Sun Microsystems nothing of this was mentioned.

Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist

Comment our Cash-less society (Score 1) 441

The Federal Reserve and it's bank notes already had a devalued
reputation. You know, Neel Kashkari etc. The conclusion of this study
is however very weird. One might even conclude that anyone carrying
Cash must be a Coke sniffer. It's no secret anymore that the hidden
rulers want to have a Cash-less society. The story here certainly helps
in fulfilling this objective. We just need to take care that besides
the vanishing of Cash from our Society, our Society itself doesn't
disappear as well.

Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

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