‘Planet Freitagsrunde’ Archive

Fwd: Facebook’s manual on credible threats of violence (theguardian.com) 2017-05-24 No Comments

Interesting and disturbing: Facebook’s manual on credible threats of violence (theguardian.com)

Re-introducing app-portage/fetchcommandwrapper 2017-05-16 No Comments

Hi! When I started fetchcommandwrapper about 6 years ago it was a proof of concept: It plugged into portage replacing wget for downloads, facilitating ${GENTOO_MIRRORS} and aria2 to both download faster and distribute loads across mirrors. A hack for sure, but with some potential. Back then public interest was non-existent, fetchcommandwrapper had some issues — […]

Disqus(ting) / Fwd: What’s Wrong with Disqus? 2017-05-08 No Comments

What’s Wrong with Disqus? / Replacing Disqus with Github Comments (donw.io)

Fwd: An der Basis gegen Amazon 2017-04-09 No Comments

An der Basis gegen Amazon (jetzt.de, Eva Hoffmann)

Fwd: Wer ist eigentlich meine verrückte Nachbarin 2017-03-27 No Comments

Ohne viele Worte: Wer ist eigentlich meine verrückte Nachbarin (ZEIT Online)

Why I recommend Debian over Ubuntu by now 2017-02-28 No Comments

I recently noticed that I would clearly suggest Debian over Ubuntu to someone about to make that choice. A few reasons why: The Chromium browser lagged so much behind Debian in Ubuntu recently, that payment on AirBnB would fail on Ubuntu (16.10) while working well on Debian; the update/fix took way too long. The corefonts […]

Creating Fedora chroots on Debian, Gentoo, … easily 2017-02-18 No Comments

Hi! Just a quick tip on how to easily create a Fedora chroot environment from (even a non-Fedora) Linux distribution. I am going to show the process on Debian stretch but it’s not be much different elsewhere. Since I am going to leverage pip/PyPI, I need it available — that and a few non-Python widespread […]

Fwd: Security (or lack of) at Number26 2017-01-09 No Comments

Hi! I would like to share a talk that I attended at 33c3. It’s about a company with a banking license and accounts with actual money. Some people downplay these issues as “yeah, but the issues were fixed” and “every major bank probably has something like this”. I would like to reply: With a bit […]

Fwd: (German) Telefónica verkauft Bewegungsdaten seiner O2/E-Plus-Kunden (auch blau.de) No Comments

Telefónica verkauft jetzt Bewegungsdaten seiner O2/E-Plus-Kunden http://winfuture.de/news,94116.html Widersprechen auf: https://www.telefonica.de/dap/selbst-entscheiden.html

arc4random_uniform and avoiding modulo bias when using a random number generator 2016-07-30 No Comments

Using the arc4random_uniform function is recommend over using arc4random: Former is advertised as not having “modulo bias” issues, see man arc4random. (So I got curious, searched the web a bit, found this blog post, this answer and this link to the source code of one version used by Apple’s. It took me a bit to […]