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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

stigweard VeriKrypt (252 comments)

VeriKrypt would be a translation into mixed Latin & Greek.


Interviews: Ask Larry Augustin What You Will

stigweard making a living (48 comments)

I & my company are dedicated to open standards, open source software & open source hardware. We also need to make a living, which has been very difficult for too many years now. Where would you recommend I look for information with which I can educate myself on monetizing technology development while remaining true to my cypherpunk & libertarian philosophy? Regardless of what some (who presumably have never had to make payroll) may say, not all information wants to be free, as it will never be created if its creators know their reward for creating it will be continuing poverty. We also recognize that pure money, useful information & free energy (in the statistical mechanics sense) are equivalent, so it ought to be possible to convert some of the useful information we generate into money...

about 6 months ago

If UNIX Were a Religion

stigweard Multics genes resurfacing in population (392 comments)

Multics may be dead but its genetic material lives on. Indeed some of the recessive genes, long dormant, are resurfacing. Android tries to implement capability based security, but as Android is typically layered on top of an operating system (usually Linux) that does not natively support capabilities from the hardware on up, Android can't really enforce capability based mandatory access controls. The L4 microkernels, OTOH, do... and they offer a fine base for virtualization frameworks in which more familiar OSes (and "bare metal" apps) can be hosted. So I chant horrific syllables by moonlight at forgotten altars of the Old Ones...

about 9 months ago


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