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Links 7/7/2010: Crazy About GNU/Linux



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GNU/Linux





  • Desktop

    • 87% of Patients in Mental Hospitals used Linux
      According to the figures, 87% of computer using patients in Mental hospitals used linux as their main operating system. According to the mental health professionals, the mental collapse is caused by the overwhelming strain of installing and using Linux. This OS forces a person's brain to short circuit. The deeper they go with the OS, the more they become catatonic. They first begin to exhibit signs of helplessness, suffer depression symptoms as the operating system pushes them to the limit, and every step of the way they find themselves unable to grasp the terminology used and this undermines their self esteem and importance as a person.


    • Linux for beginners
      After wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP countless times, the computer refused to get to the Windows loading screen. So I decided to take the plunge and borrowed a buddy's Mandriva Linux disc — and things actually worked.






  • Ballnux

    • LG spins two Android phones and promises tablet
      LG announced an LG Optimus Series of mobile devices, including two Android 2.2 smartphones -- the Optimus One and Optumus Chic -- and promised an Android-based Optimus tablet. Meanwhile, a rumor about an Android 3.0 "Gingerbread" platform split-up has been squelched, and a photo of the Android-based "HTC Vision" emerged as the device's manufacturer announced robust 2Q financials.






  • Applications

    • 6 More of the Best Free Linux Finance Software
      We have all read stories about people who have experimented living without spending any money whatsoever. By growing their own food, washing in the river, using a solar panel to provide electricity, and bartering for certain goods and services, these adventures have met with limited success. However, for us mere mortals the simple fact is that we need money. Money to buy food, to purchase clothes, to pay our bills, as well as indulging in our other infinite wants and desires.


    • Patched NotifyOSD Updates: Option To Place The Notifications In Different Screen Corners, Timeout Fix


    • Nip2 spreadsheet-like graphical image manipulation tool front end to the VIPS package.
      VIPS is an image processing system designed with efficiency in mind. It is good with large images (images larger than the amount of RAM in your machine), and for working with colour. It can perform many image manipulation tasks much faster than other packages such as ImageMagick and the GIMP and includes some special features such as creating single "mosaic" images from multiple parts.


    • Qmmp - Slick Winamp Like Music Player For Linux With Support For Winamp Skins
      Qmmp is a simple, fast and versatile Winamp or XMMS like music player for Linux. It is written primarily with the help of Qt library. Qmmp supports almost all kinds of music formats out there and it is down to earth simple to use and configure.


    • Top Ten Apps That Make Linux Fun To Use
      Many Linux enthusiasts associate desktop Linux with their repetitive daily routine. Same old, same old.

      Looking to mix things up a little, I thought it’d be fun to take a more entertaining look at what we can do with our Linux boxes. I’m listing ten noteworthy Linux applications that I find very fun to use.


    • HandBrake: The Best Beginner DVD Ripper
      It seems like I have a lot to talk about these days when it comes to digital media, and this article is no exception. As I discussed in a previous article, I feel that physical media (CD’s, Blu-Ray, DVD) is going away and in the future digital media will rule all. While this is a blessing since less shelf space would be taken up by stacks of media, it is also a curse since companies will likely push DRM. However, what if you wanted to adopt digital media on your own terms, using free software? Well, Handbrake is here to take care of digitizing your DVD collection.


    • Re-conquer Konqueror with Rekonq
      The description of Rekonq is simple: the Konqueror browser using the WebKit engine. But it’s not quite that simple. Rekonq will be the new default browser for Kubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). This is a new project that will, hopefully, overcome some ofthe shortcomings of the current Konqueror browser. And in this article we will take a look at this new browser so all the Ghacks readers will be prepared when it lands on the new KDE desktop.




    • Proprietary





    • Instructionals









  • Distributions

    • Two Popular Distros Release Latest Wares
      Two popular Linux distributions recently released new developmental versions on the road to their finals. One is early in its cycle and the other is about to cross the finish line.




    • Canonical/Ubuntu

      • We’ve packaged all of the free software…what now?
        Today, virtually all of the free software available can be found in packaged form in distributions like Debian and Ubuntu. Users of these distributions have access to a library of thousands of applications, ranging from trivial to highly sophisticated software systems. Developers can find a vast array of programming languages, tools and libraries for constructing new applications.

        This is possible because we have a mature system for turning free software components into standardized modules (packages). Some software is more difficult to package and maintain, and I’m occasionally surprised to find something very useful which isn’t packaged yet, but in general, the software I want is packaged and ready before I realize I need it. Even the “long tail” of niche software is generally packaged very effectively.


      • Canonical explains the status of Ubuntu on ARM Powered Laptops
        In this video, Jerone Young, Partner Engineer at Canonical explains the status of software optimizations and development to make ARM Powered Laptops and Desktops a reality. He tells about some of the fascinating challenges where Canonical is working together with the their partners at the Linaro group of companies (ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST Ericsson, Texas Instruments…) to realize a full desktop experience on ARM Powered devices, including full and fast web browsing and full access to most of the most useful Ubuntu applications.


      • Ubuntu's "Free" Ride Into the Enterprise
        That Linux is a significant player in the enterprise comes as no surprise: Enterprise customers are a lot easier from which to generate revenue. It makes economic sense: if you have a business product to sell, it's far easier to sell 1,000 products to one or two big companies than to do all the footwork to sell 2,000 products to 2,000 companies. Or even among 100 companies.

        For some time, the big commercial Linux vendors have been happily wandering orchard of low-hanging enterprise fruit, almost completely eschewing markets such as consumers or small- to medium-sized businesses.

        That single-minded focus may not serve them well against a relative newcomer to the enterprise Linux market: a newcomer that has quickly obtained a large percentage of the desktop Linux market and--more importantly--the hearts and minds of Linux developers.








  • Devices/Embedded



    • Android

      • Once Again, HTC’s Pockets Are Bulging Thanks to A Healthy Q2
        In April, we learned HTC expected to ship 4.5 million handsets worldwide which would be responsible for raking in a hefty $1.6 billion in pure revenue. Today, it’s been revealed that they surpassed their own estimation by posting an astounding $1.88 billion in revenue in the second quarter of the year (April, May, and June).










Free Software/Open Source

  • Handbook for practicing The Open Source Way
    Imagine you are there on the day of Open Your World forum and listening to all the talks that day, seven hours so far with a few fifteen minute breaks. You are learning, things are clearer, but all the ways of applying the open source way outside of software may have you feeling a bit lost in a sea of new ideas.




  • LinkedIn

    • Open Source: It's all LinkedIn
      That, in its turn, has allowed all kinds of new businesses to be created that hitherto would not be economically viable. Alongside Google, there is Facebook and Twitter, both of whom have been vocal in their support of the software they depend on. But I hadn't realised that LinkedIn was also part of this growing club until I read the following...


    • LinkedIn, Apache Pig, and Open Source
      At LinkedIn, we love open source. We’re committed to contributing to Hadoop and Pig and giving back to the open source community through projects like Azkaban and Voldemort. We are determined to provide the open source community with the complete and painless data cycle that we enjoy – to enable even casual hadoop users to analyze data from their application at scale, to mine it for value and store it easily and reliably so that it can drive use and close the data loop. Look for new open source tools and projects from LinkedIn Analytics in the coming months that will help make this possible!




  • Mozilla

    • Firefox 4 Beta 1: Tell us what you think!
      Firefox 4 Beta 1 is now ready to download and test! This first version gives an early look at what’s planned for Firefox 4. Stay tuned, because there is more to come and we plan to release new beta versions every two to three weeks. Your feedback is essential to help shape the product which is why we’re launching now to hear from you early in our development process.


    • Peer into Firefox's future in latest beta
      Mozilla released the first beta for Firefox 4 on Tuesday, introducing a new interface design to a wider Windows audience, support for multiple technologies that aim to be essential to Web browsing in the future, and a plan for updates far more aggressive than those of the past.


    • My favorite Firefox extensions for Linux
      Ads and banners are a staple of the Internet. We know this, and many just try to ignore them as they surf along. And while ad revenue helps out the providers of the site you are visiting, they don’t necessarily help you — often they will hinder you because waiting for those ads to load tends to slow down the entire page. AdBlock Plus is a great add-on to get rid of them. When you first install it you will get to choose a subscription list to use, which is a list of filters to block. The “EasyList (English)” list, if you do your browsing in English, is a very good list of filters that auto-updates and should cover the majority of your needs.






  • SaaS

    • Is it time to go Cloud?
      There is no doubt that the cloud is relevant for some businesses and some applications, but this is a market that is still evolving. A suppler who can offer a hybrid can give the best advice and make sure you only pay for what you need without being locked in.


    • Change in Business
      A survey finds “54% of those surveyed either currently use or plan to use cloud computing within the next 12 months for their applicatons”. (TFA comes from Google’s cache because the original site seems broken now…)

      [...]

      It’s a chicken and egg thing. Will GNU/Linux take major share because consumers lap it up in stores or will GNU/Linux take major share because businesses adopt it widely? IT shifts can spread either way from the consumer space to business or the other way round. It seems to me that many businesses running XP are clinging to XP because they can keep it working but are exhausted from the effort and want nothing more to do with M$’s high cost of maintenance.




  • Databases



  • CMS

    • What I want for my website
      I really only want two things for my website: (1) I want the software that runs my website to be high-quality and (2) I want my website's content to be high-quality. It sounds easy and straight-forward but I assure you it isn't.

      I want the software that runs my website to be stable, efficient at handling my website's traffic, and flexible. Good content management systems meet these requirements, but it took years to get where we are today, and we still have a really long way to go. Fortunately, all my websites run Drupal, so the first part of my requirements presents no problem. If you want, you can have a Drupal site too -- it's free! :)






  • Government

    • A CIO for the French Government
      This news is also great for the open source world: if I understand correctly, the French government is aiming to boost quality of service while reducing costs. And to succeed, I don’t see many other alternatives than relying on open source solutions! I cannot imagine a government – which is planning to cut costs – deciding to select expensive and inflexible systems offered by proprietary vendors.




  • Openness/Sharing

    • How To Build an Open Source House?


    • Freedom to Search
      Free software may stem from a research mind-set, where shared results lead to a greater good. Free software has built this around various licenses such as GPL and BSD. The ideals behind free software have spread beyond software and can also be seen in other areas: documentation, game mods, illustrations, music - all types of content creation can be licensed in an open and free way.




    • Open Data

      • Update on the local spending data scandal… the empire strikes back
        My blog post on Friday about the local spending information, the open data that isn’t, and the agreements that some councils seem to have struck with Spikes Cavell raised a flurry of tweets, emails, and a reassuringly fast response from the government’s Transparency Board.

        It also, I’m told, generated a huge number of emails among the main protagonists – local and central government bureaucrats and private companies, who spent much of Friday and the weekend shoring up their position and planning counter attacks against those working for open data, and thus threatening the status quo.


      • The internet age will help end the town hall 'non-job'
        The new Government will be working with local government not only to put online information on spending, tenders and contracts over €£500, but also to publish job vacancies online, in an open and standardised format, for anyone to use, re-publish and 'mash up' without charge. There will be no public sector monopoly - the jobs data can be used by anyone, from commercial recruitment, newspapers to pressure groups.


      • The Business of Open Data
        The following guest post is from Hjalmar Gislason, an open data activist, member of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Working Group on EU Open Data, and founder of structured data start-up, DataMarket.


      • The open spending data that isn’t
        Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government Eric Pickles followed this up with a letter to councils saying, “I don’t expect everyone to do it right first time, but I do expect everyone to do it.” Great. Raw Data Now, in the words of Tim-Berners Lee.

        Now, however, with barely the ink dry, the reality is looking not just a bit messy, a bit of a first attempt (which would be fine and understandable given the timescale), but Not Open At All.








    • Open Hardware

      • Why Arduino Is a Hit With Hardware Hackers
        For electronics hobbyists, the open source chipset BeagleBoard that packs as much punch as a smartphone processor might seem like the key to paradise.

        Yet it is the relatively underpowered 8-bit microcontroller Arduino that has captured the attention of DIYers.








Leftovers

  • Science

    • Creationist weaseling over the age of the earth
      Last week, the hilarity was that Rand Paul refused to say how old he thought the earth was. The new chew toys are creationist apologists for ignorance trying to justify it, while also refusing to state how old they think the earth is. The amusement lies in the way these guys puff themselves up into a state of moral superiority while claiming that scientists are dogmatists…because, you know, they know stuff.


    • Complex, Multicellular Life from Over Two Billion Years Ago Discovered
      The discovery in Gabon of more than 250 fossils in an excellent state of conservation has provided proof, for the first time, of the existence of multicellular organisms 2.1 billion years ago. This finding represents a major breakthrough: until now, the first complex life forms (made up of several cells) dated from around 600 million years ago.








  • Security/Aggression

    • Operation Tonic falls off the wagon
      141 arrested from 30,000 - or 0.47% of those stopped - is a disgraceful return. Just like Section 44, the overwhelming feeling we get is that thousands of people have had their journeys interrupted because the police needed to hit a target - we are little more than a statistic.


    • Pub boss slams CCTV court case
      A pub boss has hit out after being cleared of an offence under the Licensing Act.

      Police claimed Tony Griffiths, managing director of Wylam Leisure, failed to hand over CCTV footage to Northumbria Police after an incident at city centre bar The Glass Spider.








  • Workers' Protests

    • Children beaten by Bangladeshi police as they join garment workers' strikes
      Police in Bangladesh using bamboo staves, teargas and water cannon fought with textile workers demanding back pay and an immediate rise in monthly wages on the streets of Dhaka today.


    • Workers in China grasp the power of the strike
      Zhang Liwen found out that she was about to go on strike over a breakfast of steamed buns and congee rice porridge at her factory dormitory. Fifteen minutes later, she was taking part in industrial action for the first time in her life.

      "I was worried, but everyone was excited and determined," recalls the 21-year-old migrant worker at the Denso car parts plant in China's southern province of Guangdong. "We started our shift at the normal time, but instead of working we just walked around and around the workshop for eight hours. The managers asked us to return to our jobs, but nobody did."








  • Environment

    • Turning the tables: Virginia AG Cuccinelli under investigation for climate probe by Greenpeace
      Greenpeace has filed a Freedom of Information request with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office asking for records of his communications with climate change ‘skeptics’ and ‘conservative’ organizations such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, and the Cato Institute. Greenpeace is seeking to expose some of the inner workings of the network of denialists who are attempting to discredit the work of certain climate scientists and stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions, SolveClimate reports.


    • Review of questioned IPCC report says conclusions 'well-founded'


    • Assessing an IPCC assessment. An analysis of statements on projected regional impacts in the 2007 report
      PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has found no errors that would undermine the main conclusions in the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on possible future regional impacts of climate change. However, in some instances the foundations for the summary statements should have been made more transparent. The PBL believes that the IPCC should invest more in quality control in order to prevent mistakes and shortcomings, to the extent possible.


    • Barack Obama fails to rally support for energy bill
      Barack Obama's hopes of leveraging public anger at the Gulf oil spill into political support for his clean energy agenda fell flat today after he failed to rally a group of Democratic and Republican senators around broad energy and climate change law.


    • Global emissions targets will lead to 4C temperature rise, say studies


    • US climate scientists receive hate mail barrage in wake of UEA scandal
      Climate scientists in the US say police inaction has left them defenceless in the face of a torrent of death threats and hate mail, leaving them fearing for their lives and one to contemplate arming himself with a handgun.


    • White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill
      The White House Thursday enacted stronger rules to prevent the media from showing what's happening with the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.

      CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that evening, "The Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers and reporters and anyone else from coming within 65 feet of any response vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches -- 65 feet."


    • Sylvia Earle: Swimming with sharks and oil
      Earle, explorer in residence at National Geographic, believes it may have been the largest such congregation ever observed by scientists in the northern Gulf of Mexico. "It was an ocean full of whale sharks. I can't even begin to count the fins," she said. "We almost had them bumping up against the boat."


    • BP brushes off calls to keep away from ecologically risky areas
      Friends of the Earth said it was astonished that BP was not planning to completely change all aspects of its business. "This [the BP statement] is sticking two fingers up to those who care about climate change and believe we should invest in low carbon technologies," said Mike Childs, head of climate change. "It is saying its 'business as usual' and the share price falls may continue also."

      BP faced intense criticism over the tar sands from Greenpeace and socially responsible investors including the Coop with 620,000 votes cast at the oil group's annual general meeting to review these operations.


    • Climate Change and Space Junk
      Here's a consequence of climate change you probably haven't thought of. Space buffs know that Earth orbit is littered with junk, including defunct satellites, spent rocket boosters, and other random debris--about 11,500 objects bigger than 4 inches across, according to NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office (it's their graphic you're looking at). It's a worry: every one of these speeding bits of hardware could potentially damage, or even smash up a working satellite. The latter could create a lot more debris, potentially triggering something called the Kessler Syndrome, in which fragments of a smashed satellite go on to smash more satellites, creating fragments that go on to smash more...and so on.

      What does this have to do with climate change? Maybe a lot.


    • Series: Guardian Environment Network
      It's very important, incentives to keep the forest rather than cutting it. Right now there are laws all over the tropics that say once you cut your forest you own it. Logging is encouraged by the governments. We have to reverse that somehow. We need laws and compensation for preserving forests and biodiversity.


    • United Nations warned that corruption is undermining grants to stop logging
      A revolutionary scheme backed by the World Bank to pay poor countries billions of dollars a year to stop felling trees is the best way to stop logging and save the planet from climate change, according to wealthy countries and conservationists, yet documents seen by the Observer show the plan is actually leading to corruption and possibly more logging.


    • The IPCC messed up over 'Amazongate' – the threat to the Amazon is far worse
      Well this becomes more entertaining by the moment. Those who staked so much on the "Amazongate" story, only to see it turn round and bite them, are now digging a hole so deep that they will soon be able to witness a possible climate change scenario at first hand, as they emerge, shovels in hand, in the middle of the Great Victoria Desert.








  • Finance

    • AP Analysis: Economic stress is easing more slowly
      Two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more manufacturing jobs in the Midwest and fewer home foreclosures in the Sun Belt, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of conditions around the country.


    • Who Owes Whom? A Handful of Links Relating to International Debt…
      My starting point: a BBC report on Who owns the UK’s debt?

      From there, I ended up finding loosely related data at: National Statistics – UK Accounts UK Debt Management Office Quarterly Review Bank for International Settlements


    • Goldman Sachs Places Moratorium On Campaign Contributions
      This looks like just another attempt at creating positive PR. The moratorium is just until the financial reform laws are passed. So, if financial reform happens tomorrow, then the moratorium is lifted. However, this new report by Charlie G. is worth watching. He does make some very good comments and observations. Watch and post your comments.


    • David Viniar Walks A Thin Line Between Truth And Perjury At Today's FCIC Hearing
      Today, during the FCIC's second day of hearings, Goldman CFO David Viniar was forced to provide additional data about the firm's AIG CDS trades. Luckily the firm kept a record of all entry and exit points, and thus will be able to confirm just what the P&L of the associated trades is (and if not, we are happy to teach Goldman's risk department how to use the Bloomberg CDSD function in conjunction with RMGR run scraping to build a real time CDS portfolio tracker)... Which is ironic, because when asked by Brooksley Born why the firm has not yet provided a break down of its derivative revenue Mr. Viniar by all accounts perjured himself. As Bloomberg reported: “We don’t have a separate derivatives business,” Viniar told the panel. “It’s integrated into the rest of our business.”


    • Politics trumps economics on deficit
      The recovery has hit a wall. In June, the U.S. economy lost jobs for the first time this year. Existing home sales plunged 30 percent in May. Time to pump money into the economy!

      But wait. The national debt is projected to jump to 62 percent of the economy by the end of this year. That’s the highest level since just after World War II. Time to cut back!


    • Wall St. plans payback for reg reform
      With the financial reform bill likely to hit President Barack Obama’s desk in coming weeks, Wall Street’s top political players are warning Democrats to brace themselves for the next phase of the fight: the fundraising blowback.


    • Greece upbeat on bid to exit from crisis
      Debt-hobbled Greece may see a slightly milder than expected recession this year and aims to issue bonds again on international markets in 2011, the finance minister said Monday.


    • Sam's Club will offer small business loans
      Wal-Mart's Sam's Club chain is teaming up with a lender to offer loans of up to $25,000 to its small business members.






  • Censorship/Privacy/Civil Rights

    • A net loss of freedom
      When the anger of a prominent young thinktanker causes one of the world's largest web-hosting companies to shut down a site that monitors lobbying and transparency, it is time to start asking questions about online free speech and censorship.

      Last week, as Hugh Muir reported in the Guardian diary, the website SpinProfiles was taken down by the domain name registrar, 1 & 1 Internet, following a complaint from Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, son of journalist Christopher.

      SpinProfiles, run by sister organisation Spinwatch, aims to stitch together publicly available information to provide a detailed picture of who's who in the shadowy world of lobbying. It features close to ten thousand profiles of think tanks, lobbying organisations and those associated with them.


    • Army issues formal charges against Bradley Manning


    • The charges – a quick analysis
      A quick analysis of the present charges against Bradley Manning. I’m not a lawyer, but I can read statutes. Mentions here of WikiLeaks and the identification of the video as “Collateral Murder” are my own interpolations.


    • ACLU mounts first legal challenge to no-fly list
      The American Civil Liberties Union plans to sue the U.S. government Wednesday on behalf of 10 citizens or legal permanent residents who have been placed on a no-fly list and, in some cases, stranded abroad.

      In the suit, the ACLU accuses the government of violating the plaintiffs' constitutional rights.






  • Intellectual Monopolies

    • AP Not Amused By The Woot Story, Tries To Play The Oil Spill Card
      Oh those jokesters over at the AP — the fun never ends! Last night, we wrote a post noting that Woot was (humorously) calling out the AP for not following their own ridiculous rules when quoting from content. By Woot’s calculation, using the AP tool, the AP owes them $17.50 (but Woot was nice enough to offer them the chance to buy some headphones off of Woot instead). The AP didn’t like that story — neither our’s or Woot’s.

      This morning, Paul Colford, the Director of Media Relations for the AP sent emails to both me and Woot CEO Matt Rutledge.





    • Copyrights

      • McKennitt Op-Ed: "Pirates are Killing Musicians, Composers, Lyricists, Even Popcorn Vendors"
        Loreena McKennitt published an op-ed supporting copyright reform in the Winnipeg Free Press over the weekend that focuses on the harm of infringement and the need for C-32. The piece raises at least a couple of issues. First, there is the claim that "even popcorn sellers are struggling to stay alive" in light the current state of Canadian copyright law. This claim arises from some declining interest in big music tours, which is taken as evidence that performances are not a viable alternative for many musicians. What copyright reform has to do with concert venues, performers or popcorn sellers is anyone's guess - promoters of struggling music tours say it has everything to do with a tough economy, competition for the entertainment dollar, and high ticket prices rather than music downloads or IP enforcement. Copyright reform won't change the financial dynamics of the touring industry, which will presumably still leave those same popcorn vendors struggling to stay alive.


      • Nicolas Sarkozy in donations scandal
        French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the man who shepherded the French version of ACTA’s Three Strikes element (HADOPI) into law on behalf of Hollywood and the Big 4 Record labels, has been accused of receiving 150,000 euros (C$199,081) in illegal party financing.


      • Angus Calls Out Moore on WIPO: Says Fails to Understand Treaty, Makes Mockery of Copyright Balance
        NDP MP Charlie Angus has issued a lengthy letter to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore and Industry Minister Tony Clement that challenges them on the digital lock provisions in Bill C-32. In a release on the letter, Angus states "the digital lock provisions will subject Canadians to arbitrary limitations on their legal rights of access. The government is trying to create the impression that this unbalanced approach to digital locks is necessary in order to bring Canada into compliance with WIPO and the Berne Convention. Nothing could be further from the truth."


      • Free ‘BitTorrent VPN’ Grows to 300,000 Members in a Year
        ItsHidden is a VPN service that was set up with torrent users in mind, allowing them to hide their identities from ‘third parties’ who choose to snoop on their activities. The service launched less than a year ago, but with the increased demand for anonymous BitTorrent it has already amassed 300,000 members.












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CLUG Talk - 13 May 2008 - The Conary Package Manager (2008)

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Links 19/04/2024: Israel Fires Back at Iran and Many Layoffs in the US
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Russell Coker & Debian: September 11 Islamist sympathy
Reprinted with permission from disguised.work
Sven Luther, Thomas Bushnell & Debian's September 11 discussion
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G.A.I./Hey Hi (AI) Bubble Bursting With More Mass Layoffs
it's happening already
Over at Tux Machines...
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IRC Proceedings: Thursday, April 18, 2024
IRC logs for Thursday, April 18, 2024