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Pitivi Video Editor Surpasses 50% Crowdfunding Goal, Releases Version 0.94

gQuigs US Tax deductible (67 comments)

Just in case you were wondering.. (Handled by the Gnome Foundation)

And they let you allocate the money to specific sub-projects..

And slashdot posted a crowdfunding campaign before it was over!

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

gQuigs Visability into the boot (928 comments)

Systemd during a normal boot is doing some detailed logging of the boot process that let's you do a simper version of bootchart. This allows you to find out how long each service took to boot and also do a graph of them.

It's concerned complimentary to the actual bootchart...

[1] http://0pointer.de/blog/projec...

about three weeks ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

gQuigs Re:WTF is 14.02??? (178 comments)

I'm pretty sure he meant 14.04.2..

about 2 months ago
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Trivial Bypass of PayPal Two-Factor Authentication On Mobile Devices

gQuigs Re:Ahhh ... (47 comments)

I was just using https://www.ssllabs.com/ to check out some financial sites:

amhfcu.org : F, supports insecure SSL 2.0
tdbank.com - A-

republictt.com/ - not the local bank.. apparently uses java.. .ugh..
republicbank.com - powered/provided by intuit - A-

sjfcu.online-cu.com - B - due to not supporting TLS 1.2. (used by likely a few cu)

bankofamerica.com - inconsistent - B, A-
wellsfargo.com - B - due to not supporting TLS 1.2
paypal.com - A- uses mixed content on home page.. really?

secure.ally.com - B - TLS 1.2 capped
https://www.chase.com/ - A-

hsbc.com -asks for login name on insecure website.. otherwise a B

I'm not impressed. My ~$10 a month Dreamhost account can get me a B rating (with SSL kindly provided by https://www.startssl.com/ for free). And if they were running a newer version of Debian, I think it would be an A.

about 5 months ago
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Firefox OS Powered Flame Available For Pre-order; Ships Globally

gQuigs I'll be waiting for something without DRM baked in (109 comments)

Just FYI, the DRM is only being added to desktop Firefox. Not Firefox OS at this time (they did somewhat leave this open, but have no plans).

about 6 months ago
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Firefox OS Powered Flame Available For Pre-order; Ships Globally

gQuigs how long will it be supported for? (109 comments)

1 year? 2 years? I really want manufacturer's to start having a public EOL date at launch. I'm tired of buying phones and having them go into no-update land...

about 6 months ago
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Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost

gQuigs Supported for how long? (68 comments)

Can anyone show me some doc on how long the Open C will get official updates for?

about 6 months ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

gQuigs That's one aisle in Whole Foods (794 comments)

It's the entire existance of the Creation Museum. To be fair I would like to see them get rid of that one aisle.

Whole Foods is doing a lot of really good initiatives, see:
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.co...

And they don't just say blindly yes God said so to questions like "Is Organic better for you?:
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.co...

And probiotics after taking antibiotics makes logical sense.... I remember a study that showed that our natural bacteria wasn't at the same level 1 year after taking antibiotics (please don't use this as an excuse to not take antibiotics). If we have the right probiotics available to us is a different story. My wife just got antibiotics and the hospital recommened probiotics...

*Disclaimer: I own a small bit of Whole Foods stock. I'm sure this post will greatly increase it's value....

about 9 months ago

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White House petition for free software in schools

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  about 2 years ago

gQuigs (913879) writes "There are two days left for it to get 22,000 people. It's not the petition I would have written, but I think it's close enough.

"Each year our educational system wastes billions of dollars for the purchase and support of proprietary operating systems and application software in our schools. The software is rigid and inflexible, opaque in its design and mysterious to our children.

We advocate and propose the gradual replacement of privately owned software with restrictive licensing in favor of open source alternatives with GPL type licenses. In as much as possible we should have our students using software that complies with the definition of free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.

The GNU/Linux operating system, underlying source code, tools and documentation are readily available to students already. Their use should be encouraged as the tools and code are available cost free.""

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Can we do something about phishing websites?

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gQuigs writes "A friend's email was recently "hacked" into and it sent a phishing message to me. I reported the email to Google, and then went on to try to report the sites to different places. It actually involves three different sites,
  * Redirect from About.com to
  * Malicious news site (pretending to be CNBC7) describing how the final site is totally legit. [Aside: I am working on firefox extension WebCott for boycotting news agencies among other things, hence I have a relatively complete list of legit news sites]
  * Actual site asking for personal information so you can work from home and make thousands a month

I reported all the sites to About.com, NBC, Google, and likely more, but AFAIK no action has been taken by anyone. The About.com redirect (the easiest to take down is still up) and no browser warnings in Chrome or Firefox. I reported this on May 25th.

Where do you report malicious sites? How effective have you found doing so?"
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Duck Duck Go in Firefox 4?

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gQuigs (913879) writes "I am a big supporter of including the Duck Duck Go search engine in Firefox 4. Duck Duck Go is a search engine that donttrack.us, gives back to FOSS, and runs a Tor Hidden Service for even more privacy. Currently many browser give out the search spots based on revenue deals and market-share. The thing is, that will only let the players already leading the search game, stay the only players in the game. Perhaps, it's time for some real competition in the search industry.

If you think like me go show your support "

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Want the Creative Suite for Linux?

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  about 4 years ago

gQuigs (913879) writes "An Adobe Employee has responded to an idea about Producing the Creative Suite for Linux.
"I have forwarded this feedback on to the appropriate team who will consider it for future releases of Adobe software." We have an opportunity to show a lot of demand for this by clicking the Like button. Everyone remember Dell IdeaStorm and Ubuntu?"

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Firefox 3.5 Most Popular Browser In The World

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gQuigs (913879) writes "According to StatCounter Global Statistics the most used browser version on the web is Firefox 3.5. Congrats to Mozilla (and the open web)!

But we can use this as a rallying call to do more. Let's Finish Off IE6 (remove the links to IE8 and Safari if you want, and maybe add one for Opera). And how many of you end up upgrading your family's browsers over the holidays? Good job keeping them safe, but bring everything you need this time on a USB stick, and then get back to enjoying the holidays."

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Name Node 3 of the ISS for Ubuntu not Colbert

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gQuigs writes "Collectively we can name node 3 of the International Space Station after Ubuntu. Taking on Stephen Colbert might be just what Ubuntu needs to get the attention of a lot more users that may not have heard of it. Also Ubuntu really is a better name that captures the international collaboration that is the space station.

Go Vote For Ubuntu Here!

Read more at my blog, including an attempt at convincing Serenity supporters."

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Ubuntu Landscape Client, Against Ubuntu Promise?

gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  about 7 years ago

gQuigs (913879) writes "Canonical released the Ubuntu Landscape Client a while ago but it is still not publicly available. It has been available to Enterprise users of Ubuntu for some time, and is one of their selling points. Does this not violate the promise that enterprise versions will be free?
I filed a bug (linked in link). I ask Slashdot, An I overreacting?
http://gquigs.blogspot.com/2007/11/am-i-overreacting.html"

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gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gQuigs writes "Coverity's Scan has helped developers find and fix 6,035 defects in open source code. Today they launched it anew for Scan's birthday.
100 New projects were added including dbus, cups, flac, gnupg, and many other libraries. Go check it out and see if the project you like is covered.
The New 100 are listed here: http://scan.coverity.com/rung0.html
Number of Defects not included (yet)."
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gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gQuigs (913879) writes "My contract with Cingular is up and now I get the ability to get a new phone for free (as in beer) with a new contract. I was hoping that someone has found a good phone running Linux with a built in Audio Player (MP3,Ogg, etc). Suggestions?

Of course I would also like to see:
A gstreamer like modular multimedia framework. I want to be able to add whatever multimedia capabilities I want. Does such a thing exist for phones?

Connectivity with PC with no special software (USB, standard drive)

I so far have found phones that run Linux, but not with Cingular, Free or with the Audio options. I have a Family talk plan so staying with Cingular is preferred."
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gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gQuigs writes ""With the 2008 elections right around the corner, the United States Pirate Party is looking for candidates to run for National, State, and Local offices." Volunteers are also needed to do other tasks. There's an IRC gathering that you should come to. Read all about it! http://pirate-party.us/node/334"
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gQuigs gQuigs writes  |  more than 8 years ago

gQuigs writes "As a talkative GNU/Linux I get asked a lot of questions.
How hard is it for me to switch? What's different? Better? Worse? Be honest.
Wouldn't it be nice if their was a clear, simple website to show them? http://www.getgnulinux.org/ is the website you've been asking for."

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