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Free() As In Going To The Mattresses

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If you’ve updated a mainstream Linux recently and it feels like everything is inexplicably crashy and unreliable when you’re trying to get anything of substance done, particularly on smaller machines, it’s not just you. Fedora and Ubuntu have both started shipping with systemd-oomd – an unproven SystemD OOM-killer – turned by default, on the desktop […]

Priorities, Redux

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Me, unixy old person: “… and before end to end encryption was standardized, that meant that something called replay attacks were possible. To mitigate this, kerberos authentication was invented, which…” A young unixy person: “Can I pet Kerberos?” Me: “what” “Kerberos was named for the three-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld, right?” […]

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