December 2009 Archives
Hardly a day goes by without yet another news story about creative uses of copyright, the DMCA, and generic attack lawyers to stifle free speech, criticism, and competition. It seems that money can buy all kinds of creative "justice." For example, in the increasingly bizarre Apple vs. Psystar drama, in which Psystar commited the awful crime of selling a tool to help customers install Mac OS X on the hardware of their choice, Apple have prevailed yet again in court, and Psystar cannot do this anymore. Linux Today readers, as usual, offer clear insights:
What They've Twisted Copyright Into
Here are a few holiday-themed articles from around Internet.com and the Web. Enjoy!
Akkana Peck's series on creating your own holiday cards with GIMP also teaches useful GIMP techniques for all occasions.
Remember to be careful out there:
Who says geeks don't have senses of humor:
Sometimes Christmas presents arrive early:
Sometimes the Grinch comes instead:
I wish everyone a great holiday, and for everyone who does not celebrate anything special this time of year, good wishes to you!
7 Fabulous Gifts For Your Favorite Linux/FOSS Geek:
The best part about being a grownup is you can be your own favorite Linux/FOSS geek and buy yourself nice things. Here are some cool gift ideas for this holiday season. Or any time of year, because excellent adult toys know no seasons.
So is Google's Public DNS random enough?
I got a comment from famed security researcher, H D Moore on that point. Moore knows what he's talking about when it comes to DNS exploits as his Metasploit tool was among the first to have a weaponized version of the Kaminsky DNS flaw.
Moore has now put together a mapping of Google's source port distribution on the Public DNS service. In his view, it looks like the source ports are sufficiently random...
Over at Linux Planet my favorite Linux newbie Emery Fletcher writes:
Read the rest of Emery's excellent article at LinuxPlanet.