Linux @ 23 of 85 top Disruptive Ideas since 1929

From: Dave Brockman 
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On 12/4/2014 8:28 PM, Wil Wade wrote:
> "The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History" [Our being Business Week's
> 85 year history]
>
> Open Source/Linux (not GNU :( ) came in at 23.
>
> Interesting that Apple was at 10 and Microsoft was no where to be seen
> except that they bought a small company named Forethought at 53.
>
> http://www.businessweek.com/features/85ideas/

And Apple gets credit for the "smartphone" in 2007. Guess they only 
bothered to define a smartphone as an iphone, I know there were 
PDA+phone devices in the late/mid 90s, and I could browse on non-apple 
products waaaay before 2007. I guess Novell and MS actually replacing 
mainframes in the first place doesn't deserve a spot here, but < 15% 
desktop market share, < 1% server market share, and < 15% global mobile 
market share earns you lots of places in this silly list.  Writer/Editor 
is a FanBoi?

And it calls Linux an Operating System, so GNU is silently and 
implicitly included in that statement, because we all know that Linux is 
just a kernel, and without GNU, well, then you boot the Linux kernel and 
run BSD or Solaris or some other weird shit that just makes you feel 
unnatural...

Regards,

dtb


OT:BEST Android phone yet... LG G2 VS980 Verizon

From: Phil Sieg 
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Got a new piece of kit. Here is how it happened:

My business partner got the new LG G3 5.5" but 20% smaller than the Galaxy Note 2/3 even though the screen is the same size. I have been VERY impressed with my Nexus 5 and his G3 is amazing, in fact almost perfect. The ONE THING it is lacking is the wireless Qi charging.

Well I am hooked on Qi the way a crack ho loves rock... yes it is that bad. If you don't have wireless charging, you thing I am an idiot. If you do, you get it. There simply is no going back, not even for the iPhone 6.

The problem is that I am still dissatisfied with the battery life on my Nexus 5. I have rooted, rom-ed, kerneled, and tweaked this thing to death, and have gotten every last drop of energy out of it, and it just isn't enough, especially for international travel.

So I start reading up on hacking Qi into the G3, and find out that the G2 from Verizon has it built in. 

For those of you that don't know, the LG G2 is the Nexus 5 on steroids. It is the exact same size with a .2 inch larger screen (5.2 vs 5.0) due to smaller bezels. It has a bigger battery, better camera, better screen, and the Verizon model's SIM slot is UNLOCKED. You can use the ATT Straighttalk SIM and it will do HSPA+ (4G) without hacking and LTE if you flash an AOSP rom.

OH and it doesn't have any stupid buttons on the side where they get pressed accidentally ALL THE TIME. The buttons for power/vol are in the center of the back just below the Camera...which actually rocks.

The best part: $225 on ebay for like new in the box 32GB!!!

So far I am digging it.

Will rant in a few days if battery life is disappointing.

No rant means I am pleased.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011





Podcast interview with Charlie Reisinger in Pennsylvania

From: Phil Shapiro 
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Fascinating KernelPanic Oggcast (podcast) interview with school IT Director Charlie Reisinger who rolled out 1,700 Ubuntu laptops at his high school in Penn Manor, Pennsylvania. 


http://kernelpanicoggcast.net/Oggcasts/KernelPanic

Reverse Engineer Positions

From: AverageSecurityGuy 
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Eric,

 If this headhunter is on Twitter, he should tweet about the open =
positions and include the hashtag #securitytwits or @securitytwits in =
the tweet.

--
Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting
CISSP, OSCP
423.305.3700
asgconsulting.co



On Feb 5, 2014, at 1:13 AM, Eric Wolf  wrote:

> A headhunter called me today mostly to ask for some information on =
what "reverse engineering" meant. He's trying to place an entire team of =
people at a company in Melbourne, FL. The salaries are generous because =
it sounds like they are looking for some real talent:
>=20
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Blackburn 
> Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM
> Subject: Reverse Engineer Positions
> To: "ebwolf@gmail.com" 
>=20
>=20
> Eric,
>=20
> =20
>=20
> Thanks for taking time out of your day to speak with me.  Please pass =
this info on to anyone in your network you think might be a fit.  If I =
can ever re-pay the favor and be a resource to you in any way please =
don=92t hesitate to reach out.=20
>=20
> =20
>=20
> They would like this team of 15 Engineers to live in Melbourne, Fla.  =
Comp is between $100k - $200k base yearly salary depending on =
experience.  Looking for all skill levels with experience in :
>=20
>=20
> * Reverse Engineering
> * Vulnerability Research
> * Wireless and Network Communications
> * Hypervisors
> * Malware
> * Mobile/Embedded Development
> * Win32/Linux Kernel development
> * Constraint Solving
> * Exploit mitigation techniques
>=20
> =20
>=20
> Thanks for the help.  My number is 720-746-2522
>=20
> =20
>=20
> All the best
>=20
> =20
>=20
> David
>=20
> =20
>=20
> =20
>=20
> David Blackburn
>=20
> Senior Account Executive|Information & Technology
>=20
> Bradsby Group
>=20
> dblackburn@bradsbygroup.com
>=20
> Office:  (720) 746-2522
>=20
> Fax:  (303) 813-8101
>=20
> =20
>=20
> Bradsby Group has been ranked as the #1 Staffing Agency by the Denver =
Business Journal for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
>=20
> =20
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> The information contained in this email message is privileged and =
confidential information intended only for the use of the individual =
named above.  If the reader of this message is not the intended =
recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the =
intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, =
distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.  =
If you have received this communication in error, please immediately =
notify us by telephone (call collect if you are outside our area code).  =
Thank you.
>=20
> =20
>=20
>=20
> 

Fwd: Reverse Engineer Positions

From: Eric Wolf 
------------------------------------------------------
A headhunter called me today mostly to ask for some information on what
"reverse engineering" meant. He's trying to place an entire team of people
at a company in Melbourne, FL. The salaries are generous because it sounds
like they are looking for some real talent:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Blackburn 
Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Subject: Reverse Engineer Positions
To: "ebwolf@gmail.com" 


 Eric,



Thanks for taking time out of your day to speak with me.  Please pass this
info on to anyone in your network you think might be a fit.  If I can ever
re-pay the favor and be a resource to you in any way please don't hesitate
to reach out.



They would like this team of 15 Engineers to live in Melbourne, Fla.  Comp
is between $100k - $200k base yearly salary depending on experience.
Looking for all skill levels with experience in :


* Reverse Engineering
* Vulnerability Research
* Wireless and Network Communications
* Hypervisors
* Malware
* Mobile/Embedded Development
* Win32/Linux Kernel development
* Constraint Solving
* Exploit mitigation techniques



Thanks for the help.  My number is 720-746-2522



All the best



David





*David Blackburn*

*Senior Account Executive|Information & Technology*

*Bradsby Group*

*dblackburn@bradsbygroup.com *

*Office:  (720) 746-2522 *

*Fax:  (303) 813-8101 *



*Bradsby Group has been ranked as the #1 Staffing Agency by the Denver
Business Journal for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013*



*The information contained in this email message is privileged and
confidential information intended only for the use of the individual named
above.  If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the
employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you
are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this
communication is strictly prohibited.  If you have received this
communication in error, please immediately notify us by telephone (call
collect if you are outside our area code).  Thank you.*

Linux: in place upgrade to 64-bit x86_64 from 32-bit abi

From: flushy@flushy.net
------------------------------------------------------
So, I have a small project I finished. Took me about two weeks of off  
and on tinkering here and there on my work desktop. I spent probably  
about an hour a day, sometimes off hours (via remote vpn), sometimes  
no hours in a day, mainly on work days. This may not be useful to some  
of you that have IT departments with piles of computers. However, this  
is a cable company. Our IT department hates talking with us and uses  
red tape to prevent requests.

All in all, I have about 8 hours of work in this. I was able to  
perform this upgrade WHILE working, and performing other duties.  
Sometimes, I was remote. Sometimes, I was at my desk.

The only downtime I had was the three reboots (initial 64-bit kernel,  
boot into 64-bit install, final reboot to ensure settings).

I had one burp in that the new gentoo renames my ethernet interface to  
something like enp0s25. Not a big deal to update.

[unrelated note, but it slightly complicates the upgrade]
My system's LVM partition is LUKS encrypted using a keyfile (dd  
if=/dev/urandom) that I store on a small USB stick on my keychain. At  
reboot, I have to plug in my usb stick (backed up at home and in other  
places). If you don't have the keyfile plugged in, you can't access  
the main drive's partition at boot up.

[Materials]
* Gentoo Linux installed about 5 years ago, with semi-frequent updates  
over the years
* Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz
* 8 gigs of RAM (using PAE extensions)
* 32-bit ABI (due to 64-bit support 5 years ago)
* 3.10.7-gentoo PAE SMP i686
* Luks encrypted partition
* LVM2 volumes including / on encrypted partition
* initramfs as initrd with rescue image and keyfile bootstrap

[Goals]
* Gentoo Linux updated
* 64-bit x86

kernel errors

From: Matt Keys 
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I've seen strange errors appear in syslog for a few months but I don't 
know if it's just regular noise .. :

kernel: [323132.131302] ata2: SError: { UnrecovData Handshk }

kernel: [323132.138825] ata2.00: failed command: WRITE FPDMA QUEUED

kernel: [323132.146351]          res 40/00:04:78:7d:1f/00:00:20:00:00/40 
Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)

kernel: [320393.074209] ata4.00: irq

on the front page of Slashdot

From: Phil Shapiro 
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A friend of mine has a story on the front page of Slashdot. 


http://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/11/12/202210/aging-linux-kernel-community-is-looking-for-younger-participants 


sweet! 


phil 


-- 

Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 


Server Linux Distros

From: Mike Harrison 
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Dave:
> Glad to see that my decision to leave RH with 7.3 is still a good one.

I'm having to do it for some contractual issues, and in one case because 
the Ubuntu world went to a kernel that does not easily support the 
hardware in place, and upgrading the hardware was not a good option right 
now.

I'm planning on trying a straight Debian Server next.



Am I Paranoid?

From: Peter Veotsch 
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I got a new MacBook Air a few weeks ago and am very happy with it. =A0The b=
attery life is excellent as has been reported. =A0It is a vanilla machine w=
ith VirtualBox installed and running Linux under VirtualBox.=0AThe other da=
y =A0I downloaded and installed the GNU PGP suite for Mac OS X and have bee=
n testing the email encryption. =A0I recommend it to any of you Mac users o=
ut there. Now for the paranoia.=0AThis morning at about 7:45 AM I was searc=
hing for some friends on the key servers. =A0Most of my friends don't have =
public keys, and on a lark I entered the name of Glenn Greenwald, the New Y=
ork Times and Guardian reporter who=A0=0Abroke the NSA/Snowden stories. Tur=
ns out he has a 4096 bit encryption key. =A0Within minutes my MacBook Air f=
roze up with a screen that said it had encountered a problem and quit, blan=
k screen, dead to the world. =A0Wouldn't power up.=0AAfter a few minutes it=
 came back up and reported 2 kernel panics to Apple (which I elected not to=
 send). =A0Everything seems normal now. =A0If I'm intercepted by Customs (h=
ere or in England) on my trip to Europe next week, I'll let you know. Meanw=
hile, is it coincidence or have I gotten on a list? =A0BTW =A0I'm sending t=
his from a different machine.

=?utf-8?q?Blog_post_-_=22To_my_daughter=27s_high_schoo?= =?utf-8?q?l_programming_teacher=22?=

From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com
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He Lynn, from instructor to instructor, feel free to come get a taildragger 
endorsement in my Bellanca 14-13 and it will be WAAAAY cheaper and WAAAAY 
more fun than the dull airplanes from the FBO...   ;-) 

Gliders are an option too.
To place it in perspective, flying a single engine is like VBasic 
programming.
Flying a glider is like writing a kernel module...   ;-)
ET 

PS: "(a good way to learn something is to teach it)"
Agree a thousand percent!
That's why I became CFI, CFIG, and I am working on my 'double II'
When I grow up and make some money I'll pursue float planes and helicopters. 

 

Lynn Dixon writes: 

> As an adjunct instructor at a local college (I teach 2 linux courses 2
> nights a week) the salary is what is keeping qualified individuals from
> teaching.  I am only an Adjunct, and I really teach because I enjoy it, and
> it keeps me sharp on my skills (a good way to learn something is to teach
> it), I do not do it because the salary is great.  Don't get me wrong, for
> the amount of work its a good easy paying job, and it pays for my flight
> time at the local FBO, but unless I was a tenured Prof, at a university,
> theres no way in hell I would do it as my primary career. 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM, William Roush > wrote:
> 
>>  Actually I think a better next step: why aren't skilled people like
>> Rikki looking to teach these kinds of classes? If we leave it to those at
>> the bottom of the skill set pole no amount of legislation will fix it and
>> will just continue to an inefficient hole to shovel money into rising
>> administrative costs. 
>>
>> William Roush 
>>
>> On 9/9/2013 11:08 PM, Phil Shapiro wrote: 
>>
>>
>>  I'm really proud that someone from the open source community (Rikki
>> Endsley)
>> had the courage and leadership to address this nasty underside of our
>> culture. 
>>
>>  If you're not leading the world to a better place, you're tolerating a
>> world that's too
>> messed up. Next step? New civil rights legislation that makes it a crime
>> for someone
>> to tolerate gender harassment in a classroom or workplace. 
>>
>>                  phil 
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From: *"Stephen Kraus"  
>> *To: *"Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group"
>>  
>> *Sent: *Monday, September 9, 2013 10:54:21 PM
>> *Subject: *Re: [Chugalug] Blog post - "To my daughter's high
>> school        programming teacher" 
>>
>> What the hell....I hope this keeps going up. This is unacceptable. 
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM, Phil Shapiro  wrote: 
>>
>>>    An important blog post by a tech reporter colleague, Rikki Endsley.
>>> *
>>> *
>>> http://tinyurl.com/puy6erh 
>>>
>>>      This blog post is currently number 1 on Hacker News (YCombinator). 
>>>
>>>  I did a screen grab -- 
>>>
>>>      http://www.his.com/pshapiro/ToMyDaughters.png 
>>>
>>>     You can follow Rikki at http://www.twitter.com/rikkiends 
>>>
>>>  Retweet at 
>>>
>>>  https://twitter.com/rikkiends/status/377168772546957312 
>>>
>>>       You might want to send her a short, encouraging @ message.
>>> It took courage to write that blog post. 
>>>
>>>              phil 
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com
>>> http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html
>>> http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro
>>> http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 
>>>
>>> "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
>>> "Learning happens thru gentleness." 
>>>
>>>
>>> 

Chugalug Digest, Vol 12, Issue 21

From: Peter Veotsch 
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I thought you need to use dev tap and a bridge setup in order to connect to=
 your internal network from remote locations over the VPN.=0AAlso make sure=
 your NIC is in the promiscuous mode.=0A=0APeter Voetsch=0A=0A=0A

graylog2 and rsyslog

From: Nick Smith 
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Hello Chugalugers!

Ive got a current install of Graylog2 on Ubuntu 12.04 and im trying to get
all my logs centralized in graylog2.

I am not seeing all the logs in graylog2, specifically from postfix.

the rsyslog file on the postfix server looks correct to me, but its not
sending postfix logs to graylog2.

From what i read if i put "*.* @syslog-server" in the conf file it should
forward all logs to whatever server i want and defaults to port 514 udp.  I
get cron and sshd logs but nothing from postfix.

rsyslog.conf snippet:

#### RULES ####

*.*                                                     @syslog-server

# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.*                                                 /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none                /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.*                                              /var/log/secure

# Log all the mail messages in one place.
mail.*                                                  /var/log/maillog

# Log cron stuff
cron.*                                                  /var/log/cron

# Everybody gets emergency messages
*.emerg                                                 *

# Save news errors of level crit and higher in a special file.
uucp,news.crit                                          /var/log/spooler

# Save boot messages also to boot.log
local7.*                                                /var/log/boot.log

There was a minus sign in front of /var/log/maillog and i thought that
might be causing it, so i took it out and it had no effect.

Anyone have any ideas what i could be doing wrong? Everything looks correct
to me from what ive found on google.

Thanks for the help.
-- 
--------------
Nick Smith
nick at nicksmith dot us

Chugalug Digest, Vol 7, Issue 85

From: Peter Veotsch 
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I use VirtualBox as =A0my hypervisor. =A0It runs well and fast under mint. =
=A0I haven't noticed many practical differences between the type 1 and type=
 2 hypervisors for workstation use.=0A=0APeter Voetsch=0A=0A=0A

[OT] F2GH Tower ATX Case 12 External Bays!

From: Dave Brockman 
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On 2/10/2013 10:35 PM, Dave Brockman wrote:
> Free 2 Good Home: Full Tower ATX Case featuring 11 external 5.25
> bays (divided conveniently into 1 3-bay section and 2 4-bay
> sections, for those 4n3 and 5n4 hot plug drive cages) and 1
> external 3.5 bay (dunno wtf for! :>)  This was my home file server,
> it has a PSU, MLB + RAM, onboard VGA/AUDIO/NIC of some flavor that
> worked in Slack 2.4.  (best

In the interest of full disclosure, I have no idea if the audio worked
or not, and the VGA displayed a text console, ummm, like twice after
install, otherwise it ran headless.  And by Slack 2.4, what my fingers
actually meant was Slack on a 2.4 kernel, pre-splash screen GRUB if
that helps anyone pull version numbers out of their arse.

> I remember single core Athlon XP something w/ nVidia chipset) that
> may or may not work (Everything still powered up when I retired it,
> the RAID arrays refused to rebuild after a drive failure so I
> copied the data to the new file server and powered it off).
> 
> RAID controller, drives, cages *NOT* included.  I do have a 4n3
> SATA hot swap cage available for a burrito from Mojo....
> 
> Anyone interested, please let me know before 2/28.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> dtb

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Linux removes support for 386

From: Dave Brockman 
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https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git;a=commit;h=743aa456c1834f76982af44e8b71d1a0b2a82e21

Ingo submitted it, Linus "pulled" the patch into his repo.

Regards,

dtb
- -- 
"Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor
understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in
networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither
builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational
network."  RFC 1925
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Sold on Ubuntu. . .. .

From: JonathanCalloway 
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Hi! 

I have been using Fedora for over two years now. However, I grew very weary of updates (especially kernel updates) breaking things like wireless and VMWare Player. I couldn't get VMWare Player (4 or 5) running under Fedora 17 no matter what I did. (Before someone flames me about not using VirtualBox, I need VMWare Player for the classes I teach). 

Two weeks ago, I finally had enough. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and used it to blow away my Fedora partition, and star from scratch. Within two hours I had a fully functional system with all my data (email accounts and Google Calendar in Evolution) and applications installed. 

I was feeling pretty happy until VMWare player started complaining that I didn't have enough swap space for it to run optimally. So, I downloaded System Rescue CD, and used GParted to decrease my ext4 partition, and increase my swap space. Viola! Ununtu booted right back up and now VMWare Player doesen't complain anymore. 

I'm still getting used to Unity. I think I'll give it a few more days before I start installing other GUIs. 

At any rate, the last time I used Ubuntu was about 4 years or so ago, when I messed around with Ubuntu Studio a little bit. I must admit, I am pretty impressed with how far it has come.