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PureVPN Helping The FBI

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Interesting. From The Register: And that’s where the surprise came in – at least for those that believed a VPN is a complete protection: “Significantly, PureVPN was able to determine that their service was accessed by the same customer from two originating IP addresses” (those IP addresses were at Lin’s work and home addresses).

Techcrunch Being Techcrunch

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Techcrunch writer Josh Constine, on the post about the shutdown of AIM: So, farewell to AIM and my embarrassing screen name KDog313. Being a teenager will always sound like one of your incoming messages. Techcrunch writer Taylor Hatmaker, 10 hours later (awesome name btw): Sharing old credentials online is a bad idea. From a security perspective, old AOL logins are a potential goldmine of personal details for anyone trying to hack your accounts.

Cloudflare Came to The Rescue

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DSLReports: Cloudfare has begun banning websites that coverly embed cryptocurrency miners into their website code to boost website revenues. After the dailystormer brouhaha, i guess we’re starting to see cloudflare becoming the police of the internet. Makes sense, since their product use cases really does cater to shady website (and legit ones too of course, but shadier ones needs cloudflare the most). Anyway, good move by cloudflare. I just worry that with the scale of […]

Cryptocurrency Finally Found The Right Product Market Fit.

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So the best news that i hear last week is that The Pirate Bay, the pirate’s favorite never-say-die torrent indexer site, has implemented a feature(?) in which a visitor to the site will share their CPU resources to mine some cryptocurrency for the site. Following that news, some news sites started reporting that this “feature” is actually already in place in some other, non-shady, non probably-get-yourself-arrested-if-you-use-it site as well. Oddly enough, the site that use […]

Expiration of a Good Idea

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One concept that I find valuable is that good ideas are fragile, and needs protection from the people higher up the chain in an organization. The gist of it is that for an idea to survive the process from being born to this world from the head of some lowly staff, on the very bottom rung of an organization, to being discussed and made priority on the very top of the food chain, is a […]

Art is Supposed to Make You Feel Something

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On Youtube there are several channels that dedicates itself to streaming music 24/7 for free. Typically these channels, at least the ones that i stumbled upon, play music that are royalty free, or made by artists who are just starting their careers and want a place where they can promote their stuff for free. One thing that’s interesting to me though, is how forgettable these songs are. I don’t know exactly why, probably because they […]

Googling

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The last time i actually signed up to a forum for the sole purpose of asking a question was probably in 2008. In those days, Alltop is still a hip new thing, Guy Kawasaki is the guy to follow on Twitter, and Twitter, well, Twitter was still fun. I remember having multiple forum accounts and being pretty active. Not anymore. These days, anytime i do have a question about anything, i can just enter my […]

Awesome Linux Software

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One of my favorite things about Github is that there are repositories that collects and curates a list of awesome things for a specific topic and everyone can submit a pull request and add their own awesome things to the list. Awesome-Selfhosted (a list of things that you can host on your own server) and Awesome Sysadmin (Curated list of sysadmin resources) are some of them, but this new list is also great: Awesome Linux […]

Dropbox Think Open Office Layout is Dead

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From the official Dropbox blog: Clearly, open office layouts aren’t the hotbeds of creativity designers originally hoped they would be. And with office space at a premium, private offices for everyone isn’t a realistic alternative, nor is it ideal It’s good that people are starting to wake up to the fact that not every workers want to work in an ex-warehouse building that’s retrofitted with hip wall decoration and aeron chairs with hundreds of people […]

Maersk Lost 300 Million Dollars Thanks to NotPetya

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From LA Times: A June cyberattack that snarled shipping terminal operations worldwide — and briefly shut down the Port of Los Angeles’ largest cargo terminal — has cost the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk $200 million to $300 million, the company said this week. Now that there’s real dollar sign attached to a cyber attack, we’re gonna see more of this in the future, aren’t we?