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Jumping To Ubuntu At Work For Non-Linux Geeks

twigles Re:Serious (181 comments)

He didn't hear your mom complaining.

about 6 years ago

Cisco Confirms Regex Flaw in IOS

twigles I guess I'm a security researcher then (61 comments)

Since I did a "show buffers all" on a 4948 and it reloaded the box. General rule I follow is that if you have to have root access to do something, it's not a vulnerability. This is just a TAC case/bug fix.

more than 7 years ago



Jumping to Ubuntu at work for non-Linux geeks

twigles twigles writes  |  about 6 years ago

twigles (756194) writes "I'm a network engineer, meaning I spend my days dealing with things like selective route advertisements, peering, and traffic engineering; I'm not a Linux admin or developer. About 6 months ago I finally got fed up enough with my experience on Windows XP to jump ship to Ubuntu 8.04, despite not having much Linux experience, particularly on the desktop. Read my ramblings for an engineer's take on taking what can be a pretty intimidating plunge for us Linux noobcakes."

Punk Legends TSOL Offer Latest Album for Free

twigles twigles writes  |  about 6 years ago

twigles (756194) writes "Old-school punk rockers TSOL's latest album is available for free download in the name of "Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Free Downloads" in DRM-free, 320Kb mp3 format. If you've never listened to TSOL, or punk in general, now is as good a time as any. Don't forget to donate a little money to one of the charities they list if you like the album, or even if you just feel like it."

New bill could rein in DHS laptop seizures

twigles twigles writes  |  more than 6 years ago

twigles (756194) writes "A new proposed bill seeks to actually limit the US Department of Homeland Security in some ways, including requiring some type of demonstrable reason for the seizure and how long they may keep someone's laptop before it's classified as such.

"The Travelers Privacy Protection Act, a bill written by U.S. Senators Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Representative Adam Smith, D-Wash., would allow border agents to search electronic devices only if they had reasonable suspicions of wrongdoing. In addition, the legislation would limit the length of time that a device could be out of its owner's possession to 24 hours, after which the search becomes a seizure, requiring probable cause."

I only hope this legislation makes its way into the presidential election debates so I can hear the words, "terrorists" and "protect Americans" more."

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Favorite tag?

twigles twigles writes  |  more than 6 years ago

twigles (756194) writes "Favorite tag?

Bush expands legal warrantless wiretapping

twigles twigles writes  |  more than 7 years ago

twigles (756194) writes ""President Bush signed into law on Sunday legislation that broadly expanded the government's authority to eavesdrop on the international telephone calls and e-mail messages of American citizens without warrants. ... "This more or less legalizes the NSA program," said Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies in Washington, who has studied the new legislation."

I guess if enough people point out that this administration is breaking the law, they'll go back and change the law."

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twigles twigles writes  |  more than 7 years ago

twigles (756194) writes ""Officials released a prisoner from a state facility after receiving a phony fax that ordered the man be freed, and didn't catch the mistake for nearly two weeks." Apparently even the most rudimentary steps are overlooked when technology is in play."


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