The Wages of Online Disrespect

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To some, I am a Linux Guru because I have been using Linux as my only operating system since 2005. To others, I’m the oh-so-adorable-cheek-squeezing newbie who thinks his basic bash skills are a massive achievement. For those who first installed Slackware via a Dagwood sandwich pile of floppies, then I suppose the latter is […]

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Dotcom’s FOSS Cloud Plans

Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom vows to again rise from the ashes with a new online storage site, this one free and open source, built on donations, and nonprofit. Funny thing is, most of us didn’t know he needed to again play Phoenix.

Back in the early days of the 21st century, Dotcom seemed to have overcome his […]

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RMS Likes Crowd Supply, Riddell Pokes Ubuntu & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

While Larry Cafiero is up in Portland having himself a merry auld time at OSCON, I’m in the sweltering heat and humidity of North Carolina, normal for this time of year, with dreams of All Things Open swirling through my head. ATO, because it’s the next conference I’ll be able to […]

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Wetware: The Most Important Trend in Malware

Blaster worm screenshot

Hex dump of 2003’s Blaster worm, that left a message for Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.

On Thursday, Christine Hall looked at the economy of cybercrime. I also took a peek at the Symantec report, and indeed, the statistics are sobering. There is […]

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How I Discovered Linux & Changed the World

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There are pivotal times in our collective and personal histories when we remember exactly where we were. Those moments do not fade through the years, ever. For me, that first memory was President of the United States John Kennedy being assassinated. I wasn’t old enough to understand the weight or importance placed upon the event, […]

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‘Sunday Times’ Files DMCA Takedown Against ‘The Intercept’

Sunday Times

Yesterday’s ‘Sunday Times’ front page.

The Rupert Murdoch controlled Sunday Times of London finds itself embroiled in controversy today, over both a front page article that appeared in the paper yesterday and a related DMCA Notice it issued against the U.S. based political […]

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