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Gorillas in QBasic

Aalto Univesity - Linus Torvalds Discussion

Linus Torvalds speaks at Aalto University. The high point of the talk is when Nvidia is called out as the "worst company [Torvalds] has ever worked with". F bombs are dropped. Its amazing.

I Don't Want Your Code - Linux Foundation Keynote, Greg Kroah-Hartman

Canonical / UbuntuForums.Com Compromised

The Ubuntu Forums maintained by Canonical have been hacked. Canonical has been incredibly transparent and are forwarding all HTTP requests to a statement regarding the attack. Many people are impacted by this attack. Hopefully, the impact is negligible as people shouldnt be using shared logins. In the real world, though, lots of people need to change their email passwords as quickly as possible. Of all the people whose day you could ruin ... Ubuntu?

Command Line is Not a Crime - SSH via ICMP

There is a great way to bypass network security policies for penetration testing or to just use a free wireless connection with draconian filters. Make your SSH connection look like pings. Remember: Command Line is NOT a Crime Check out Daniel Stodle's university page for a very helpful SSH via ICMP client .

Networking Fact of the Day

The default starting port in UNIX traceroute is 33434. This comes from 32768 (2^15, or the max value of a signed 16-bit integer) + 666 (the mark of Satan). Thank you to Richard Steenbergen of nLayer Communications, Inc. for today's fun fact! You can learn more about traceroute, the deceptively simple and easy to misunderstand diagnostic tool, from Mr Steenbergen's presentation notes on the subject here .

Dijkstra's Algorithm

Dijkstra's algorithm. It picks the unvisited vertex with the lowest-distance, calculates the distance through it to each unvisited neighbor, and updates the neighbor's distance if smaller. Mark visited (set to red) when done with neighbors.