Andrew McGlashan wrote:
> On 8/04/2015 12:08 AM, Russell Coker wrote:
>> At the meeting there was a mention of the fact that we now have a legal
>> precedent for film companies to force ISPs to divulge the names of customers
>> who might have torrented movies.
> This was bound to catch up with iiNet [and other] users....
>> Is there any good anonymous peer to peer software? Something that uses tor
>> hidden services for all communications?
> Much better to just keep to legal and proper downloads, don't you think?
Well of course that goes without saying !
the very idea of owning movies which I haven't paid for;
or even converting DVD's so they are playable outside of brain-dead DVD
(which mostly also seem incapable of playing them);
is abhorrent to my higher moral self.!
I even believe there are some who have copies of that other OS what was
it called .....;
anyway they have not paid for it apparently.
There seems to exist a whole category of software ..shareware ?
where such behaviour is rife.
This software philosophy, what's it called 'open-source' ?;
why it's just encourages such an attitude !
Oh Andrew; how I concur with you regarding the wickedness of the world !
regards Rohan McLeod
Is anyone in need of more 'vintage' computer gear?
There's a stack of stuff I've got:
* BBC + assorted parts
* 386 and up motherboards
* 486 and up CPUs
* Assorted RAM (FP/EDO and up)
* 2x APC rack mount 700VA UPSs
* Pentium, PPro, P3, P4, Cel D etc. and up computers (one even has a Video Blaster SE100 in it, with the cables)
* Many assorted IO cards (ISA, VLB)
* Labtam X term (might even be able to rustle up an AUI adapter for it)
* Assorted tower cases (AT, ATX)
* 2x Wyse60 serial terminals
* Multiple 10/100 switches (a couple may be managed) of varying sizes (16-24 port I think)
* Multiple WiFi routers with and without modems, one 3G
* Cisco SHDSL modem (dumpster dive)
* 3Com business routers (another dumpster dive)
* HP DL380 (G3 I think)
* IBM xSeries 336
* DLT IV (I think ... VS80?) drive
* Assorted 33.6 and 56K modems
* Parallel port scanner (UMAX Astra 600)
* Assorted CRT displays
* Assorted 3.5" and 5.25" drives
I'm thinking a trip to local eWaste collection point might be in order,
but before turfing stuff, like to see if it'll get another go.
A lot of it's in the "I never got around to using it", or "I haven't
used it in ages" category :)
Andrew Pam via luv-announce wrote:
> Note: Suggestions and recommendations for Linux related holiday gifts
> are welcome, either via email or at the meeting.
> Start: Dec 1 2015 18:30
> End: Dec 1 2015 20:30
> Location: 6th Floor, 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053
> Link: http://luv.asn.au/meetings/map
> • Chelton Evans, Maxima
> • Andrew Pam, Holiday gift suggestions for Linux lovers
> Chelton Evans, Maxima
> Maxima is a popular copyleft CAS (Computer Algebra System) which can be
> used for both symbolic and numerical calculation. Chelton Evans will
> present a series of examples on Maxima's programming language from a
> pragmatic view (cheat sheet provided) to show how Maxima can be used:
> For example as a calculator, graph plotting, and solving a quadratic
> equation. He will offer an introduction to solving an equation f(x)=0
> and why this is important.
Just out of curiousity I had a look at:
to see how well Maxima handles manipulation and graphing of implicit
functions.eg: f(x,y) = 0
Couldn't get a clear picture !
Due to a permanent alturnative assignment of the 1st Tuesday of each month,
I can never attend LUV meetings but should anyone else be curious about
this I would certainly
be interested to hear the answer
regards Rohan McLeod
I've changed this list to munge the From: field which allows the LUV server to
DKIM sign the messages. This means that all mail going through this list will
pass DKIM checks and therefore list members can set stricter anti-spam
policies without losing LUV mail.
I will do it to the luv-main list in the near future.
My Main Blog http://etbe.coker.com.au/
My Documents Blog http://doc.coker.com.au/
I was watching a documentary on the fabulous gee-wiz world of autonomous
which is apparently going to lead to super safe car journeys and a revival
of automotive manufacturing in places where it has been abandoned !
"Autonomous cars are coming, and it's time for everyone to just accept it."
But then I remembered mention of automotive OS hackers taking over
control of a vehicle,
and all of a sudden the night-mare possibility of 'driving' in a
vehicle which has the reliability of a Windows PC,
augmented with the capacity to crash and kill me; struck full force
[apologies to those who retain the original usage of hacking as 'DIY OS
and IT enthusiasts';
this is obviously the more modern denigrating usage of 'OS cracker
there is mention of QNX, Windows and Linux.
I guess the question which is bothering me; is in these automotive and
perhaps (aeronautical ?);
applications of OS's where bugs, hacks and security holes really are'
life and death' issues;
are the security holes which have been found; just programmer
reflective of the seemingly never ending generation and discovery of
bugs and security glitches ?
Will we finish up with something like Qubes;
where Debian VM's are the security weak point ?
regards Rohan McLeod
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It's time for my partner and I to upgrade our phones and am wondering what
people think of the original Nexus5.
I don't need a cutting edge phone and like the idea of running a generation
behind. The problem with this strategy right now is that means the Nexus6
which is probably physically a little large. It's also not a whole lot
cheaper than the base model Nexus5x which goes on sale soon.
I like the idea of a Google device to get a stock Android experience and to
ensure updates are received in a timely manner, or at all.
Nexus devices are also well supported by the aftermarket ROM community if
Google drops support, though after running Cyanogen on my current HTC
DesireHD for most of its life due t lack of support, I'd rather official
Is the Nexus5 still a reasonable phone, or does anyone have another
Vote NO in referenda.