sfcrazy (1542989) writes "In the age when we have super-computers like power in our mobile phones, reliance on extremely limited natural resources like gas or coal for energy make us look ‘pre-historic’; it’s more like still using Floppy Drives as our primary source of storage! We should move towards those forms of energies which will never deplete or go away such as wind, water and sun.
It also means that working on 3.17 has started, “And as usual (previous release being the exception) that means that the merge window for 3.17 is obviously open,” said Linus." Link to Original Source top
Someone is trolling the Linux kernel mailing lists really hard
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Someone named Nicholas Krause is all over the Linux kernel mailing lists. Nick seems to have ‘started’ his kernel journey by posting a message about ‘finding’ a kernel developer jot at the kernel hub. Later he graduated to become a ‘patcher’ akin to ‘Transporter’ of Jason Statham and started sending patches to different kernel mailing lists. There are many theories around why the patcher might be doing it. Some say that he is writing a University Thesis on trolling the kernel development process (either by seeing if an obviously broken patch could be snuck past the peer review system, or to see if he can try to get someone to lose their temper much like Linus is supposed to do all the time — not realizing that this only happens to people who really should know better, not to clueless newbies), are that he’s a badly written AI chatbot, or just a clueless high school student with more tenacity than one usually expects at that age,” says Theodore." Link to Original Source top
Glenn Greenwald says Germany's NSA investigation is an illusion
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Neil McGovern has announced the release of Debian 7.6, the sixth maintenance release of 7.x branch. This is a maintenance release which, as Neil explains, “ mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.”" Link to Original Source top