Let’s Encrypt roots Mozilla! Linux hacks Windows, Chrome cancels Flash, and a simple script for exploring your Ballmer Peak.
Colour key – Venn Pedro Mathieu
- Oh, LE is going to be trusted as their own root, neat.
- Creating a new root and getting it trusted is no small task.
- This is a step in the right direction.
- Doesn’t really matter until all major browsers and OS also trust Let’s Encrypt’s CA
- So, Google?
- Yes. And Apple, Microsoft, Debian, Red Hat…
- So, Google?
- And, if they weren’t before, this is when the rest of the certificate providers should start to worry!
- Sudo apt-get nope python
- At least this shows that some people are showing interest to PyPy.
- Well it is superior to Python in every way.
- And yet, everyone uses CPython, including myself
- Oh, for the love of Santa!
- How is flash still a thing?! Especially from Google! Why haven’t they killed it yet? They’ve had the power to do it for several years now! What’s with the “progressively phasing out” bullhonkey?
- GG FF already nuked it from orbit.
- I remember the days of only having a Flashblock plugin installed.
- That’s a good thing but Flash still has to stay included in Chrome, otherwise a large chunk of internet history would be lost.
- “Hello, I’m the Redundancy Fairy! I’m here not just to introduce you a new music player but an Electron Framework one at that! Why? Did I not say I was the Redundancy Fairy?”
- I’m putting it to the test, the one all usable media players must pass: add my 60000 track library
- Pffft! Okay Google play ____ ___ __
- The best part is, if you enable the Google Now functionality on the desktop browser and install the Play Music extension, you can do that on your PC!
- Money says Museeks can’t do that!
- Something something Plex.
- Oh, it didn’t pass the test btw
- Don’t forget pacmixer and pulsemixer. (I see he added “not literally”)
- I’m fine with Pavucontrol, thanks
- Nothing like the good old days of Ubuntu 9.04 when the first thing you needed to do was install a CLI tool (alsamixer) and unmute the internal audio sink.
- sndconfig, 1996, RedHat.
- If you use KDE, you get the same functionality from the KMix tray icon that you do from this.
- Still it’s a neat little project.
- I guarantee some ARCH users already has it installed so they can look like a L33T HaX0rs before booting back into Win10.
Differently branded Clevos aka The Linux Store
- Seems pretty reasonable as far as the price goes
- I hate that the total amount doesn’t update when you add or remove options
- Really detailed “About Us” section.
- Yeah, I have yet to hear of anyone buying stuff from them.
- Would you buy anything from a site /w a black “about us” section?
- If they decide to reply to my email, maybe we’ll update this story next week.
- X86 convertible Linux table… OMG the price!
- That’s the price of freedom!
- That’s the price of freedom!
- Had custom MOBOs made.
- They did a pretty good job avoiding any mention of Linux or Gnome.
- This is great! Although, you still can’t get full 3D acceleration out of the Intel Mesa drivers without the kernel blobs.
- But, since the OS is Debian based, you can install that with an apt command.
- Whoever greenlit the VO on their video should be shot.
No more Ubuntu phones from BQ
- This comes as a shock to absolutely noone.
- Wouldn’t it be better to wait for an usable OS before selling devices running Ubuntu?
- Something something FoxfireOS.
- It makes sense to have at least a few prototype-thing models to showcase the OS.
- Unfortunately, they decided to go with some slow ass phones to show an OS which is still woefully unoptimized!
- I mean, who thought this was going to fly in the first place?
- You want to compete with Android and iOS?
- Get a time machine.
Introducing the “NSA! Look here.” stamp
- The “streamlined interface” was sorely lacking!
- The only reason MS Office got away with a 100 pixel tall ribbon at the top was because it gave you the option to hide it when it wasn’t in focus.
- And I can’t help but think sharing an odt file with a big “Confidential” flag over the internet is the exactly the kind of thing the NSA is always looking for.
- Aren’t supposed to encrypt those files as well? (yes, the NSA would also be looking for those but it’s harder for them to access the contents)
- Unless you’re Hillary Clinton.
- I want to know how many still use a non cloud-based office suite thingy and why.
Bring the guac
- After running a bunch of scripts, you should be able to fire up Ubuntu Mate desktops from your browser
- That’s very neat, but that project name though… What if lutris was called Python-Gtk-Steam-wine-emulators-games?
- Then people might know about it?
- For when you can’t CLI over SSH and need some GUI hand-holding.
- Gotta do something for the MATE crowd.
- BREAKING: If you install a 3rd party program, the attack vector gets larger!
- Are you saying Windows wasn’t developed with the Linux kernel in mind and therefore, what is a reasonably safe bug on Linux turns into a full blown security breach under Windows?
- I’m far more concerned about the fact that Windows applications could inject stuff into the Linux applications. That seems like a much more worrisome issue.
- Between the dumbed down article from eweek and the overly technical slides from Ionescu, I fail to see how this could be a problem.
- “Linux on Windows is not running inside of a Hyper-V hypervisor”
- Jaw, floor.
- I don’t think I’ve ever regretted code I wrote while drunk (or tipsy), or at least not anymore than code I wrote while sober
- Pushing git commits while hungover seems way more dangerous
- It uses the DrinkShield for Arduino as a breathalyzer, and a Ruby script as the git hook.
- Built for hackNY’s spring 2013 hackathon by Alex Qin (@alexqin) and Geoffrey Litt
- Upon first use mine… exploded :(