Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member
Back in 2008 when Israel attacked Israel because of foolish Hezbollah misadventures, Condoleezza famously said:
What we're seeing here is, in a sense, the growingâ"the birth pangs of a new Middle East, and whatever we do, we have to be certain that we're pushing forward to the new Middle East, not going back to the old Middle East.
Here is the source.
To this day, the words "New Middle East" is believed by a vast majority over there as a USA conspiracy against Arabs/Muslims. When the 2011 revolution broke out, the first explanation by many was : "It is the USA conspiring against Mubarak, Egypt, Arabs, ...etc."
Now both sides of the political divide in Egypt (pro-Military, pro-Muslim-Brotherhood) point to the other party as an accomplice or agent for that conspiracy.
It is so powerful and pervasive .. no thanks to that ideologue of a Condy ...
OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks
Here is how you can test your servers to see if they are vulnerable.
Download this Python SSL Heartbleed test script.
Download it, rename it to ssltest.py, then run it as:
python ssltest.py example.com
Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS
You did not understand what I said ...
First, I was giving an example of how to get free Dynamic DNS if you already host with Linode. No extra service needed.
Second, the script I described and included the source code for, runs on OpenWRT. Since OpenWRT is a router it does not need to run a remote script (PHP or otherwise) to know what its external IP address is.
Finally, the PHP script was if you do not have OpenWRT, and want to have the equivalent functionality with Linode from a Linux machine that is not the router, inside your network. In this case, you need to get the external IP by running a script on your Linode VPS, then updating Linode's DNS using curl command.
Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS
If you have a Linode VPS, then you do have free Dynamic DNS. All you need is a script to update the relevant subdomain.
Here is a script that does it for an OpenWRT router.
Using Linode Dynamic DNS with OpenWRT
If you don't use OpenWRT, you can still use any Linux box behind the subdomain, but you need to setup a small "what is my IP" script outside your subdomain. For example, simple script like so will do the trick:
print $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] . "\n";
Now, you need to change the OpenWRT script above to contact the server that has the PHP script, and get the public IP address of the subdomain.
If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?
He is the 21st century edition of Jon Katz.
New Information May Narrow Down Malaysian Jet's Path
Here is a list of the current ten theories on the disappearance of flight MH370.
New Information May Narrow Down Malaysian Jet's Path
The electrical fire theory is simple, compelling, and wrong!
Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced
The codebase is huge, many many billion SLOCs.
But, most of the functions never get called, and the rest is code comments ...
Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables
Tired of the pace of upgrades that Mozilla (and Ubuntu) forces on you?
Well then, install the Firefox ESR on Linux, and stay for a year without changes ...
Ask Slashdot: Can an Old Programmer Learn New Tricks?
No, it is never too late for someone who is willing to learn ...
My career spans some 30 years, and I did reinvent my skills every now and then.
I changed careers to computers in the mid 1980s, from pharmacy, of all things. Started with playing around with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. A year later, I got a job doing programming in COBOL on mainframes, along with PCs. A couple of years after, it was finally UNIX, where I realized this is the system for me. Some years after, it was Linux. Several years after that, it was LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
Now I do consulting on open source exclusively, as a small business owner.
Just have to learn new things every now and then, and do actual projects with them.
Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
There are nutcases everywhere ... so what ...
Here in Canada we have them too. For example, this is a Canadian member of parliament who said military action may be needed against Russia.
But when you know Anders' views, you will not be surprised. He is a Conservative MP, who voted against granting Mandela honorary citizenship, calling him a communist and terrorist.
Here are the rest of his extreme views.
So, one news anchor spewing nonsense is not surprising.
What matters is not letting these type of pro-escalation voices drown out a more level headed reasonable approach ...
SoylentNews Blocks Submitters From Criticism
Here is the clarification/response in case you have not seen it ...
I am a bystander, just thought of passing this along ...
Measles Outbreak In NYC
Measles is spreading in the Bible Belt of Canada, the Fraser Valley ...
Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"
This is what we know so far, a good summary ...
Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?
Depending on the CPU and RAM configuration for the PC in question (if you are not getting a new one), then either Xubuntu or Kubuntu, with Firefox, Chromium, and LibreOffice. Works like a charm ...
Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?
I use FolderSync Lite, which is free, and assign certain folders to be synced using SFTP to a Linux server. Any Linux server running OpenSSH has SFTP built in with no extra parts needed.
The folders are mainly the camera, screenshots, ...etc. You can tell it to only sync when there is WiFi, and when the phone is powered on.
EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole
Did you read Slashdot's editorial response? They don't hear us: long time members, moderators and contributors to the site.
They are determined to kill Classic and march along with beta. This means Slashdot as we know it ceases to exist. People are organizing to create an alternate Slashdot site already.
Here is what I wrote as a response to their post.
Dice can't see it, since must be new here (he he)...
The most loyal long time most avid readers of Slashdot, are not trolling the site, in protest of the failed beta. Never thought I would see the day ...
Where is GNAA, Natalie Portman grits, and frist prost when you need them!
Let me explain ...
I come here for the discussions, and often read comments at +5, changing that only if I find a discussion interesting and warrants reading at a lower level.
The new beta uses JQuery for the comment threshold selector, and changes that on the fly. This means all the comments are loaded, but not visible, and processing any page with considerable number of comments will slow down MY computer! If I have a few tabs open to read later, my computer will be unusable.
What is worse it that they require you to click on the slider on every article to change the threshold! This is just insane!
Dice have to remember that this site has two unmatched features, interlocked: a moderation system that is good at cutting down the trolling, spamming, and noise, and a comment section that is frequented by many people who are passionate about technology and other nerdy stuff.
If they wanted to intentionally ruin the site and drive people away, they would not have done any worse than what they are doing now.
If they manage to aggravate a lot of their users, the comment section will no longer be attractive to the audience. People are discussing alternatives already. Wisen up and kill the beta NOW!
And no, it is not about look and feel only. Lipstick on a pig does not make it pretty.
I wrote the above in a feedback form that I filled a while ago, and I am emailing this comment to their email@example.com. Please send them feedback too.
Paul Vixie On the Unevenly Distributed Intelligence of Internet Infrastructure
Dice's management have already made up their mind, and they are determined to kill Classic Slashdot. They may entertain some changes to the beta, but they will not kill it.
They will not setup a poll, because they have already decided. Done deal.
The part I am not sure of, is: do they know the extent of revulsion against beta? Or are they just chalking it up to a vocal minority, trolls, and whatnot?
Dried Meat "Resurrects" Lost Species of Whale
A group of Slashdot members have already started this ...
NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass
I was referring to Dice being on a death march.
It helps if you find out clarifications before you shout insults.