[EN] 21 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade

From the iPhone to the Garmin, advancements and gadgets introduced this decade changed the whole world. They’ve affected how we live, do business, acquire information, and connect with others. We’ve gotten used to touch-screens, blazingly fast Internet, and the ability to have the world at our fingertips in seconds. In the process, a few things […]

[EN] The State of Statelessness

Or: how FTP blew it all for the rest of us. YouTube – TEDxMidAtlantic-Marcus Ranum-11/5/09.

[EN] Ground Zero: BSD 4.3

The Greatest Software Ever Written. So there you have it: The single Greatest Piece of Software Ever, with the broadest impact on the world, was BSD 4.3. Other Unixes were bigger commercial successes. But as the cumulative accomplishment of the BSD systems, 4.3 represented an unmatched peak of innovation. BSD 4.3 represents the single biggest […]

[EN] DNS crackers

For some reason my DNS server gets queried for things I don’t serve. Of course, my DNS server does not allow recursive queries to anyone but me. These unwanted queries can basically be broken down into four types: 1. queries for the root DNS servers (‘./NS/IN’ denied) 2. queries for the PTR record of my […]

[EN] Your Labrador Has Gay Left-Wing Friends

Project ‘Gaydar’ At MIT, an experiment identifies which students are gay, raising new questions about online privacy It started as a simple term project for an MIT class on ethics and law on the electronic frontier. Two students partnered up to take on the latest Internet fad: the online social networks that were exploding into […]

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