Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fly-by Of The Planet Pluto


Yes I am calling it the *planet* Pluto. 

NASA sent New Horizon in 2006, it traveled 2.8 billion miles to get this pictures.
Just amazing. 

Amazing. 
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Changes In Email Defaults

Hi Reese

Using an email client like Evolution make email policy changes a breeze. I use several mail providers and I choose Gmail as default. I want to use a signature below every email I send even as I change which mail provider I want to use to send it. I can do that using Evolution's Preference Window. 

You just couldn't do that (easily) with a web mail. You couldn't use OpenPGP to sign and encrypt email without an email client like Evolution or Thunderbird. Not conveniently anyway. If I want to manage my PGP keys I can with a capable email client. If you are concerned about privacy or the integrity of your email communications then you should be using an email client. 

I am using Fedora (twenty-two) Linux as operating system and Evolution as my default email client. I do open my web mail through the browser just to check what I'm missing. 

Perhaps the elephant in the room when comparing web mail and desktop email clients is speed. Browser scripts have always been faster and crisp. But I prefer desktop email clients when it comes to control over my work and communications. 
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ask Fedora Welcomes Me

I was searching for answers about vnstat setup in Fedora 22 so I opened an account in Ask Fedora. Maybe you can help me. I have vnstat monitoring network traffic in my computer desktop but I want to automate start every boot. Yes I know, it's systemd so use systemctl right? The service starts all right but the database doesn't get updated. I have to be root and vnstatd -d it every time I boot. 


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

No Access To Encryption Is Best Solution Says Experts

" there is no viable technical solution that would allow the American and British governments to gain "exceptional access" to encrypted communications without putting the world's most confidential data and critical infrastructure in danger."    

This is the conclusion of eminent cryptographers and computer security specialists who will be putting out a paper addressed to both the US and British government intelligence agencies. 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Edward Snowden In Citizenfour


It all comes down to state power and people's ability to meaningfully oppose
that power.

I remember what the internet was like before it's being watched and there's never been anything in the history of man that's like it. You can have children from one part of the world having an equal discussion, being granted the same respect as experts in their field in another part of the world, any topic, anywhere, any time, all the time and it was free and unrestrained.

We've seen the chill from that model, the change, towards something where people self police their own views and they make jokes, literally, about ending on the list if they donate to a political cause or if they say something in the discussion.

It has become an expectation that we are being watched.

-Edward Snowden , Citizenfour
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Fedora 23 Schedule

Fedora 23 is planned for release by Halloween. 


Tentatively fedora users could be using fedora 23 by november this year 2015.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Audacious 3.6.2 Lands In Fedora 22 Repos

Since I blogged about it (that's 11 days since that Audacious bug fix came out) I was happily using Audacious with the Digital Compression plugin disabled. Now that Audacious 3.6.2 is available in the Fedora 22 repos, all that users need to do is run 
# dnf update
to get the fix.


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