Linux Outlaws 294 – Gentlemen of the Road

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0:00:56 INTRODUCTION

The 2014 Corvette Stingray

The 2014 Corvette Stingray

0:11:30 RELEASES & NEWS

Kris Letang

Kris Letang

It’s Vulnerability Week!

The Systemd illustration from c't magazine

The Systemd illustration from c’t magazine

1:11:06 MICROWATCH

 1:15:55 FEEDBACK

Supporters: Thanks to Marcus Wilson, Mans Edstrom, Tony Hughes (from Blackpool LUG) and everyone who flattr’d us!

  • Gary doesn’t like Cisco routers and prefers the Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H which runs DD-WRT he also recommends SeatGuru.
  • Sam Bull has created a GNOME extension to put sticky notes on your Activities screen
  • Rorie sends us some comments on tea and milk
  • Tom Link, who has listened to the show for a couple of years, tells us what happened to him during a recent internet outage in Canada
  • Jonathan Nadeau tells us that Northeast Linux Fest has been announced: 16 & 17 March at Harvard University
  • Jeff G says the fifth annual OpenNMS User Conference Europe will take place 12-15 March at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany
  • Pedro wants to hear more about Secure Boot and tells us about his pet project which is a tiny application that binds keyboard shortcuts to window tilling actions on non tiling window managers

We had other emails from: Nehemiah Dacres, Christopher Vella and Garjola.

Song: The Final Rewind by Tryad from the album Public Domain (licensed Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0)

7 Responses to “Linux Outlaws 294 – Gentlemen of the Road”

  1. Matěj Cepl

    Concerning the sad Aaron Swartz story I have two comments:

    a) There are some crimes in many countries (of course, I have no clue about the particulars of the U.S. federal law), where approval of the victim is required (or at least non-existence of objections). It is apparently the case JStor dropped the case, and (to their eternal shame) MIT didn’t.

    b) I think you were really sleepy when researching the issue. Aaron was depressive (aside from almost every source about him mentioning it, you can try https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aaaronsw.com%20depression ). Not that it would be any excuse for MIT behaving like idiots (disclosure: I have a completely intangible stake in the case … my wife was a PhD student at MIT, and OTOH I have some patches in Aaron’s rss2email program).

    c) http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/15/humanity-deficit/bj8oThPDwzgxBSHQt3tyKI/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw is a great article.

    Thanks for reporting this.

    Matěj

  2. Matěj Cepl

    BTW, Python has at least two more easter eggs included:

    >>> import this
    >>> from __future__ import braces

  3. Moritz

    For DNS debugging use `nslookup`.

    `nslookup heise.de` ← that uses your “default” DNS-Server

    After that, try another DNS-Server:

    `nslookup heise.de 8.8.8.8`

  4. fabsh

    Well, I was trying to give people an easy way to figure out if their DNS was the problem or the general Internet connection. ;)

  5. Moritz

    That’s pretty easy :) But yeah, its in the terminal.

    Easy Syntax:

    [PROGRAMM] [HOST] [DNS]

    Easy Name:
    name system lookup

    Easy Output with great error messages: ** server can’t find hlub: NXDOMAIN

    nslookup is great fpr telephonsupport, because there is not much information and it is easy to understand.

  6. fabsh

    I know how nslookup works. I have four years of professional experience supporting these things. It’s not my definition of “easy” though, and it’s nothing I will recommend to end-users on the fly like that. Listen to the email on the show again, that didn’t sound like a person I would give a terminal command like this. You need to tailor your recommendations a bit to the kind of person you are talking to.

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