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Linux Outlaws 324 – The Merkel Party Line

4 November 2013

 

Ender’s Game, Steel Rain, #Merkelphone, PHP.net used to spread malware, TrueCrypt Windows binaries correspond with the source, watermarks in HTML5 and Mark Shuttleworth wins a Big Brother Award

Uncut video version of this episode on YouTube

Hosts: Dan & Fab

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0:01:01 INTRODUCTION

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0:17:03 SECURITY NEWS

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0:36:43 RELEASES & NEWS

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1:05:59 FEEDBACK

Supporters of the network are now listed on the website.

  • Nigel Verity wrote to say he really enjoyed FreakyClown at OggCamp this year and says we should get him on the show in future
  • Mahesh recommends Hootsuite as a tool for managing multiple social network accounts
  • Niklaus Hofer says how much he likes the show, asks us a few questions and plugs LugBE from Bern in Switzerland
  • Producer Katy on Twitter
  • Svend White enjoys having us back in his head; he also agrees with Fab on the “all resemblance is coincidental” disclaimers in books
  • Jeff G. tells us about Nagios going to hell

We had other emails from Remy Van Elst, Torstein Winterseth, Gary and Calum Craig.

Song: Nugget Man by Paul & Storm from the album Gumbo Pants (licensed Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.5)

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  1. something something #
    November 5, 2013

    Can we get opus for half the size?

    47MB is pretty much data… if you can get the same quality for 20MB.

    Look at Linux Lifestyle:

    http://www.linuxlifestyle.com/podcast-season-1-episode-3/#more-230

    PS: Great to hear you at the old shedule.

  2. fabsh #
    November 5, 2013

    Can we get opus for half the size?

    47MB is pretty much data… if you can get the same quality for 20MB.

    Look at Linux Lifestyle:

    http://www.linuxlifestyle.com/podcast-season-1-episode-3/#more-230

    PS: Great to hear you at the old shedule.

    Please see: http://sixgun.org/shows/linuxoutlaws#comment-31582

  3. November 5, 2013

    Schestowitz mentioned this week that there will be a CryptoParty in Manchester
    with the FSFE in a few weeks.

    Also the stuff he writes about Switzerland’s laws, Darkmail and all that jazz sounds very interesting.

    Maybe you could talk about this next time.

  4. fabsh #
    November 5, 2013

    We talked about Darkmail on LO 325.

  5. Moritz #
    November 6, 2013

    DuckDuckGo works much better if you look a bit closer at it.

    Biggest problem:

    DDG does not care about geoip context, so you have to select the region in the settings. To bad there is not optional geoip option.

    Great thing:

    DDG respects your region if you put it in the URL (unlike Google), so you can search in context of region/country. So you can use different bookmarks and it will not conflict with your cookies or similar.

    http://imgur.com/a/g9PD4

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=otto+von+bismarck+wikipedia&kl=de-de

    So look into the settings.

    https://duckduckgo.com/settings

    If you want to get to wikipedia you would not search in duckduckgo “term wikipedia” but use the bang for wikipedia to get directly to wikipedia: “term !w”

    If you want to use google (!g), amazon (!a), youtube (!v, !yt), vimeo (!vimeo) you just use the corresponding bang syntax.

    And if you don’t know if there is a syntax, just try !SERVICE or search for “!bang”.

    https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=!bang

    But still ddgs search results could be better, but even if you search half the time with google or wikipedia, the bang syntax makes your life much easier.

    PS: Even if you search “bismarck wikipedia” with “no region” it is the first result in the 0-click box.

  6. fabsh #
    November 6, 2013

    You are aware of the fact that I was just pulling random examples off the top of my head in a live show, yes? Try and do a live podcast yourself and you’ll see what I mean.

    As far as DuckDuckGo goes (haha), it’s a much shittier search engine than Google and I am sick of people making excuses for that. I don’t give a shit about excuses. I use search engines hours on end every day and I’ve tried DDG for extended periods of time. It’s shit compared to Google. It just is. Bing is miles better. And I don’t care *why*. I need infos and I need them when I look for them. In my job I can’t afford to miss things just because of an ideological search engine choice. If that gives Google a monopoly for the time being, so be it. I need good info fast, that’s essential to me.

  7. November 6, 2013

    Two things:

    1) Firefox and it’s search field next to the URL field… you *CAN* type a search term into the URL field. In fact if you open up a new tab / window and the URL field is blank… it says (at least in my version of Firefox), “Search or enter address”. What the search field lets you do is easily switch between search providers if desired by using the drop-down menu. You can also use various textual shortcuts to use different search engines but I haven’t bothered to learn those and I expect that the vast majority of users won’t either.

    2) Regarding Google and Duck Duck Go. I realize you are an arse much of the time and the drinking and doing a live show doesn’t help. That is actually much of your appeal and I understand that. But using a search engine to search wikipedia is silly. Why not search wikipedia directly? Oh, I’m sorry… I forgot that are are a professional and I’m just an idiot so my opinion doesn’t have any validity… and it’s either your way or the highway. Nevermind. :)

    I’m glad you say you’ve used Duck Duck Go for extended periods of time. At least you gave it a chance and I respect that. You say that Google works better for you. I don’t doubt that. For me Duck Duck Go works great and I prefer it. There are a few occations where I will use other search engines including Google but 99% of the time Duck Duck Go works great for me. Does it matter if what you are searching for is the first link or is it ok for it to be the second, third or fourth link? If I understood you correctly… for you, being the first link is very important. For me, not so much… as long as what I’m searching for is on the first page… and it almost always is.

    You don’t care about offending people, and that’s fine, I usually don’t get offended… but as you age I think you’ll realize that choice is good and what works best for you isn’t necessarily what works best for everyone… so soften up some would you? If not, that’s ok too.

  8. Nrde #
    November 7, 2013

    Fab,

    no need to torture yourself with Chrome or Chromium. I have always used FF address bar as a search box for Google. Most recent versions doesn’t make it a no-brainer anymore but there’s an extension for it.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/

  9. fabsh #
    November 8, 2013

    I realize you are an arse much of the time and the drinking and doing a live show doesn’t help. That is actually much of your appeal and I understand that. But using a search engine to search wikipedia is silly. Why not search wikipedia directly? Oh, I’m sorry… I forgot that are are a professional and I’m just an idiot so my opinion doesn’t have any validity… and it’s either your way or the highway. Nevermind.

    Because typing “Wikipedia =TAB= SEARCHTERM” into Chrome’s URL bar is actually quicker than typing “wikipedia.org”, waiting until the page loads and then typing the search term. Somehow I can figure that out in a drunken stupor while it never occurred to your brilliant, sober mind. What do you think that means, huh? Maybe you should think before you type. Or at least try to…

    I’m glad you say you’ve used Duck Duck Go for extended periods of time. At least you gave it a chance and I respect that. You say that Google works better for you. I don’t doubt that. For me Duck Duck Go works great and I prefer it. There are a few occations where I will use other search engines including Google but 99% of the time Duck Duck Go works great for me. Does it matter if what you are searching for is the first link or is it ok for it to be the second, third or fourth link? If I understood you correctly… for you, being the first link is very important. For me, not so much… as long as what I’m searching for is on the first page… and it almost always is.

    Why do you tell me all this? I never said anyone else should stop using Duck Duck Go. I said it annoys me. My PERSONAL opinion. Why the fuck can’t live people with the fact that I disagree with them? Is it because I do a podcast? Tough luck. I disagree with you. Grow the fuck up.

    You don’t care about offending people, and that’s fine, I usually don’t get offended… but as you age I think you’ll realize that choice is good and what works best for you isn’t necessarily what works best for everyone… so soften up some would you? If not, that’s ok too.

    I try to stay fresh and open to new things as I grow older. I sincerely hope I will never become soft and boring like that.

  10. fabsh #
    November 8, 2013

    Fab,

    no need to torture yourself with Chrome or Chromium. I have always used FF address bar as a search box for Google. Most recent versions doesn’t make it a no-brainer anymore but there’s an extension for it.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/

    Nobody is torturing anyone. There are a lot of other reasons why Chromium is better than Firefox. Less memory leaks, better UI, more proactive security. The only valid reason I see to use Firefox is for compatibility reasons or for web development. I don’t choose my browser for ideological reasons. Chrome is the better browser, IMO.

  11. November 8, 2013

    Hey folks,

    Don’t forget that on Firefox you can always right-click a search form, e.g. Wikipedia’s, and choose a keyword for quickly using that form from the URL bar. So if you do that on Wikipedia and choose, say, wiki, you’ll be able to type wiki+SPACE+search_terms and you will search directly Wikipedia.

    Cheers,

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