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#51 2015-12-14 19:16:21

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

it also complains about me being pingable, and recommends "to block, drop, and ignore such ping requests" - i wonder if doing so would hamper my web server in any way?

I am far from expert here but I believe it is considered good practice to allow ICMP requests.

http://security.stackexchange.com/quest … block-icmp

thanks for that.
i live in the good faith that a debian web server installed using default apps & settings is sufficiently secure.

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#52 2015-12-15 09:36:26

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ddg/tty

JQuery terminal emulator plugin is pretty cool here.

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#53 2015-12-15 10:24:10

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

arti wrote:

ddg/tty

JQuery terminal emulator plugin is pretty cool here.

Nice, especially the direct "postbang" find (google asks if i mean postbank ...), unfortunately the search engine is not crawling enough yet (have top-domain site up for years that is totally ignored).

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#54 2015-12-15 10:45:55

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

brontosaurusrex wrote:
arti wrote:

ddg/tty

JQuery terminal emulator plugin is pretty cool here.

Nice, especially the direct "postbang" find (google asks if i mean postbank ...), unfortunately the search engine is not crawling enough yet (have top-domain site up for years that is totally ignored).

I don't know enough about it to really comment on SEO or web crawling.
I wonder how true that "We don't track you" statement really is though..

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#55 2015-12-15 21:30:48

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Our very own Seabiscuit (@Archforum101) gets a [SOLVED] over at the Arch forums:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=206018

Nice one!
cool


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#56 2015-12-22 18:35:35

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Late night ramblings brought me here http://oldlinux.org/Linux.old/distributions/

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#57 2015-12-22 19:58:05

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gako wrote:

Late night ramblings brought me here http://oldlinux.org/Linux.old/distributions/

Some old stuff there. Yggdrasil seems interesting.


I like my Metal like my coffee.......Black!

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#58 2015-12-22 20:07:55

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Dobbie03 wrote:
gako wrote:

Late night ramblings brought me here http://oldlinux.org/Linux.old/distributions/

Some old stuff there. Yggdrasil seems interesting.

I bet there is a black metal band named after that tongue

from Wikipedia:
Yggdrasil is an immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.

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#59 2015-12-22 20:12:23

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

gako wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:
gako wrote:

Late night ramblings brought me here http://oldlinux.org/Linux.old/distributions/

Some old stuff there. Yggdrasil seems interesting.

I bet there is a black metal band named after that tongue

from Wikipedia:
Yggdrasil is an immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.

There are definitely a number of songs.


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#60 2015-12-23 11:51:48

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gako wrote:

Late night ramblings brought me here http://oldlinux.org/Linux.old/distributions/

Awesome stuff -- thank you so much!
smile

I found this a while ago but I lost the bookmark.


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#61 2015-12-24 19:11:52

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Just found out about Sun Microsystem's open-sourcing of the UltraSPARC T1/T2 architecture:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/syste … index.html

The designs can be used in an FPGA to make a completely open-source computer from the circuit boards up smile

http://temlib.org/site/

This is quite possibly the coolest thing ever cool

How much are FPGAs?

Hmmm...

devil

EDIT: Here we go:

http://www.srisc.com/

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#62 2015-12-24 20:03:40

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The freshplayer plugin is now available from jessie-backports:
https://packages.debian.org/jessie-back … epperflash

(This allows the latest version of Google's independently-developed Flash Player to be used in Iceweasel or Firefox)

See https://wiki.debian.org/Freshplayerplugin


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#63 2015-12-25 00:07:15

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i kinda like what this guy is spouting, though i wouldn't mind hearing it in half the speed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMLCZAKfEsk

and this, if you don't know it already (i didn't):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOxlazS3zs
(and yes, really make sure that you listen to both halves)

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#64 2015-12-25 01:26:23

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^ Latest in the "Linux Sucks" series is "Windows is Awesome".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu0l-Ac7fTU
Even before he started talking, I applauded his choice of font ("for everything") for the first half of the video.

(For those who aren't familiar with Bryan Lunduke's presentations and don't feel like sitting through the whole video, it's a classic bait-and-switch; in the first half of the video, he presents all the points he's going to refute in the second half.)


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#65 2015-12-25 02:27:20

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Just finished watching "Wincows is AWESOME (allcaps)".  Kinda disappointed that he didn't mention Stone Soup (the polar opposite of "too many cooks") when refuting "too many cooks".  Most Linux distros follow the Stone Soup model, and when done right, Stone Soup is awesome.


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#66 2015-12-25 05:34:47

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Automation! (Just ran into this today.)
http://www.xkcd.com/416/


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#67 2015-12-25 10:17:52

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

pvsage wrote:

(For those who aren't familiar with Bryan Lunduke's presentations and don't feel like sitting through the whole video, it's a classic bait-and-switch; in the first half of the video, he presents all the points he's going to refute in the second half.)

i felt that both halves are equally valid, at least in the "Linux sucks" video.


pvsage wrote:

Kinda disappointed that he didn't mention Stone Soup (the polar opposite of "too many cooks") when refuting "too many cooks".  Most Linux distros follow the Stone Soup model, and when done right, Stone Soup is awesome.

hey, that's funny: our new preschool teacher, who'd been teaching in Beijing for years, just did the stone soup story as achristmas play with our oldest preschoolers.
i thought it's a chinese story - apparently, it's not.

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#68 2016-01-06 11:16:51

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/30-milli … 8500.shtml

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#69 2016-01-09 08:42:17

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Plane on track to fly around the world, all on solar power:

www.solarimpulse.com

Blog about living in tiny dwellings:

http://thetinylife.com/

Fascinating story about how the Predator drone became a popular weapon.  Initially, it was almost shelved.
http://www.wired.com/2015/12/how-rogue- … emote-war/

Gamers, this one may rattle you.
http://www.wired.com/2016/01/that-dragon-cancer/

Came across the following when reading a tip about how to use youtube-dl.  It's a Japanese video site.  You must be registered and login before you can view videos on the site.  If you decide that you like the offerings on the site, checkout nicovideo-dl.  It's in the repos.
www.nicovideo.jp

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#70 2016-01-23 11:00:17

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#71 2016-01-23 14:42:53

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Whomium - a Google Chrome extension I wrote that lists all the servers contacted by a web page with IP address and domain name, and also shows whois info (AS name and numbers and network names).

There are other extensions that are somewhat similar, but:
* they usually run whois queries only for the address of the page, not for all resources;
* they run whois queries externally, sending basically all your browsing history to some server (not nice IMHO).

My extension incorporates a whois database, so no info at all is sent to the Internet.

Possible usecases:
* find out why a web page is slow as molasses
* find out if the adblocker really works (check the log with the adblocker enabled/disabled)
* ??? (I wrote this just for fun, TBH I don't think it's particularly useful)

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#72 2016-01-23 14:50:42

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Unfortunately neither openbox nor tint2 will work on Wayland (nor on Mir). Nor XFCE. Actually pretty much all current DE tools (WMs, panels, compositors, even wallpaper switchers) need a significant effort (possibly a full rewrite) to be ported to Wayland.

I predict that this transition will be even worse than IPv6.

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#73 2016-01-23 15:42:11

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^ pessimist tongue

Porters gotta port...


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#74 2016-01-23 18:21:32

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

^ pessimist tongue

On a good day!

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#75 2016-01-24 01:30:10

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUeHtww5rVI
yikes

Do not attempt to imitate this riding style

+1


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