Elena ``of Valhalla'' valhalla@identi.ca

  • 2017-10-19T13:14:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Feed GL-Como.it 2017-10-04 21:42:00:
    Programma Linux Day 2017
    Il Linux Day è la principale manifestazione italiana dedicata alla promozione di GNU/Linux e del Software Libero; quest'anno si terrà il 28 ottobre in numerose città Italiane.

    Il GL-Como e il LinuxVar organizzano quest'anno una edizione congiunta, presso il FaberLab di Tradate.

    La giornata di quest'anno sarà divisa in due parti: il mattino dedicato specificatamente alle scuole e il pomeriggio destinato a professionisti, studenti e appassionati di informatica; entrambe sono accomunate dal tema nazionale: “privacy e riservatezza individuale”.

    Il programma dettagliato e tutte le informazioni pratiche sono disponibili all'indirizzo http://linuxvar.it/content/linux-day-2017

  • 2017-10-16T17:37:30Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw
    Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.
    This includes ID cards, TPM and OpenPGP keys generated on a some card-like devices (e.g. yubikey) (as opposed to those generated on a computer, that are safe).

    I bet the stupid "DNI 3.0" Spanish ID is one of those...

    JanKusanagi at 2017-10-16T19:28:52Z

    I'm also wondering about the italian "experimental" ID cards. Luckily I still have one of those horrible paper ones that everybody abroad hate :)

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-10-19T10:06:32Z

  • 2017-10-16T13:34:03Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    KRACK Attacks: Breaking WPA2
    This website presents the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK). It breaks the WPA2 protocol by forcing nonce reuse in encryption algorithms used by Wi-Fi.

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  • Navigation, ancients-style

    2017-10-15T17:46:39Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    The GPS on my firefoxOS phone has been acting up lately: it has never been exceptionally good, but the last couple of times I've tried to use it it gave errors of more than 1km.

    Saturday evening we were in a place with internet (and laptops) and had to go to a new-to-us restaurants, so I asked for routing from OSMR, took notes on paper and this is what I gave to my navigator/co-driver:


    Unbelievably we managed to get there in time, without missing even one of the turns, even if he wasn't able to decipher my writing on some of the street names.

    Italian readers may also appreciate the maturity of some of the labelling, if they are able to decipher the writing.

    Also, in case we decide to go back to that restaurant with the LUG, I guess I can just point them to this post and of course they will be able to get there, right? :D

    One day I will have a GPS-enabled device that is not designed to steal my data first and be useful to me as an aftertought. And one that works.

    Ancient style FTW!! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-10-15T17:58:13Z

  • 2017-10-15T12:55:16Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    polo2ro@framasphere.org 2017-10-12 14:38:45:

    Optimal Mouse by JohnSu on DeviantArt

    Optimal Mouse
    Well, seeing as this new Chinese year is my year, I suppose I should at least do something mouse related. I admit I was also tempted to have a mouse with blue teeth and a laser gun running through ...

  • 2017-10-13T18:00:10Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    The Slack Threat | Carl Chenet's Blog
    During a long era, electronic mail was the main communication tool for enterprises. Slack, which offer public or private group discussion boards and instant messaging between two people, challenge its position, especially in the IT industry. Not only Slack has features known and used since IRC launch in the late ’80s, but Slack also offers file s...

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  • Campingpunk

    2017-10-07T15:22:08Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public


    Today a friend of mine (meow if you want to be identified¹) mentioned that it would be nice to have a name like campingpunk for a look with less brass than steampunk and more anodized aluminum and paracord. Also a bit like crazy survivalists with less camo and more colors.

    I like the idea.

    ¹ no, that doesn't uniquely identify them: I tend to have many friends with feline tendencies.

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  • 2017-10-01T12:05:11Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Tonight I dreamt of an old man, dressed in grey with a wide felt hat, who was tending a small vegetable garden like the ones typically kept by retired men.
    He was using a tool that changed shape according to what he needed in that moment, but at every change it blinked a bit as if it wanted to return to its native shape of a spear.

    Now I'm a bit worried for humanity's sake. :)

    P.S. even more worryingly his usual associate wasn't around to be seen.

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  • 2017-09-25T19:22:18Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    [Lugbz-list] Open & Closed Source nelle scuole della provincia di Bolzano
    È online sul sito del Consiglio Provinciale la risposta
    all'interrogazione n. 2924/17 Open source nelle scuole della Provincia di
    Bolzano. Destinatario principale è l'intendenza scolastica tedesca,
    destinatari secondari l'intendenza italiana e ladina alle quali era
    richiesto di rispondere alle domande 5, 6, 10, 12.
  • 2017-09-22T11:12:34Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Anatomy of a moral panic
    The piece claims that “users searching for a common chemical compound used in food production are offered the ingredients to produce explosive black powder” on Amazon’s website, and that “steel ball bearings often used as shrapnel” are also promoted on the page, in some cases as items that other customers also bought. The ‘common chemic...

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  • 2017-09-13T11:15:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    fsfe@diasp.eu 2017-09-13 09:49:17:

    Public Money? Public Code!

    31 organisations ask to improve public procurement of software: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170913-01

    Sign the Open Letter now: https://publiccode.eu/#action

    #publiccode #openletter #freesoftware #opensource #linux

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  • 2017-09-12T14:00:09Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Probably inaccurate feature comparison table
    A comparison of the capabilities of some of the most used #XMPP clients

    @Gruppo Linux Como

    @valhalla@identi.ca i should probably add telepathy gabble to that list. Not sure how qt version of telepathy xmpp is doing

    Diane Trout at 2017-09-12T15:17:32Z

  • 2017-09-06T17:06:55Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    fsfe@diasp.eu 2017-09-06 11:00:07:
    FSFE announces Software Licensing Best Practices #fellowship - http://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170906-01.html #news # fsfe
    FSFE announces Software Licensing Best Practices
    The FSFE launches today its best practises in licensing for Free and Open Source Software project. Targeted at developers and companies, these best practices show you how to make it clear to others wh...

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  • 2017-09-06T16:39:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Fabio (fabrixxm@kirgroup.com) 2017-09-05 07:57:06:

    Python FAQ: Why should I use Python 3?
    Part of my Python FAQ, which is doomed to never be finished. The short answer is: because it’s the actively-developed version of the language, and you should use it for the same reason you’d use 2.7 instead of 2.6. If you’re here, I’m guessing that’s not enough. You need something to sweeten the deal. Well, friend, I have got a whole mess of sugar cubes just for you. And once you’re convinced, you may enjoy the companion article, how to port to Python 3! It also has some more details on the diffences between Python 2 and 3, whereas this article doesn’t focus too much on the features removed in Python 3.

  • improved

    2017-09-01T13:39:49Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    In one of the comments (near the bottom) on http://tacticalintelligence.net/blog/slatts-rescue-belt.htm there was a suggestion to alternate the direction of the loops to prevent the paracord from twisting badly.

    This is the process and the result:

    (making a full belt with 20m of paracord took about a day of picking it up, doing a couple of rows while in front of the computer and putting it down again)

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  • Instant gratification

    2017-08-26T13:16:47Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    In the last few days I spent my sewing time on a complex project that — of course — was having issues, so today I decided to take a break and go for instant gratification and a couple of quick project.


    A ticket bag with magnets closure, to be worn on the same lanyard as a badge to prevent the issue of people being called "on site meals" .

    This involved sewing tiny (~2mm ⌀) magnets on slipperynesssilicone coated fabric, because instant gratification is one thing, but making it too easy wouldn't be masochistic enough.


    A simple drawstring backpack. I'm not completely happy about the ends of the drawstring channels, so when I make another one I may change them a bit.

    Both are made in cheap, relatively light (90g/sqm) silnylon, and thus at least water resistant (I didn't seal the seams to make them completely waterproof).

    I took pictures and notes, so full instructions will be posted on my website... sometime...

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    » Elena ``of Valhalla'':

    “[...] the issue of people being called "on site meals" [...]”

    What's that about? 😕

    JanKusanagi at 2017-08-26T13:26:10Z

    Apparently many people at Debconf this year were called "on site meals".

    Or rather, their badge holders had turned around or something similar, and they were showing their meal cards instead of the badge.

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-08-26T13:29:20Z

    Ah, I see. Thanks!

    JanKusanagi at 2017-08-26T14:48:40Z

  • 2017-08-24T13:00:03Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    GRVI Phalanx at Hot Chips 29 (2017)
    Yesterday at Hot Chips 29 (2017) I presented a poster GRVI Phalanx: A Massively Parallel RISC-V FPGA Accelerator Framework: A 1680-core, 26 MB SRAM Parallel Processor Overlay on Xilinx UltraScale+ VU9P (PDF) and some hardware demos
    @Gruppo Linux Como @LIFO

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  • 2017-08-17T14:01:24Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Bits from Debian - Work on Debian for mobile devices continues
    Work on Debian for mobile devices, i.e. telephones, tablets, and handheld computers, continues. During the recent DebConf17 in Montréal, Canada, more than 50 people had a meeting to reconsider opportunities and challenges for Debian on mobile devices.

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    @valhalla@identi.ca I don't think the real posibilities on mobile world for Debian due its systemd integration. The last version is laggy and heavier than any other previous version I've seen. On gs someone shared an image of debian 9 which used 1,6 giga ram without any desktop environment, it was crazy...

    astheroth at 2017-08-18T03:49:42Z

    » astheroth:

    “[...] On gs someone shared an image of debian 9 which used 1,6 giga ram without any desktop environment, it was crazy...”

    Never, ever, seen that.

    And it certainly makes no sense to assume that whatever was happening to that user, was systemd's fault.

    JanKusanagi at 2017-08-21T23:10:07Z

    Indeed, I'm using Debian on devices with less memory than that and it's still working with jessie and stretch (and thus systemd) with no memory issues.

    Of course, not having a desktop environment doesn't necessarily mean that there are no memory-heavy processes running; it would be interesting to know what was running on that system.

    I didn't notice any particular lagginess with stretch either, but then I'm not using Gnome, it may be that its last version is slower / heavyer than the previous ones. The rest of Debian is still unaffected, however.

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-08-24T13:17:12Z