#floss #tips #tools
"World Wide Web Offline Explorer
The wwwoffled program is a simple proxy server with special features for use with intermittent internet links. This means that it is possible to browse web pages and read them without having to remain connected. "
#proxy #floss #tools #internet
"Welcome to EWONTFIX, a blog dedicated to in-depth coverage of longstanding defects in software, especially Free and Open Source. The name EWONTFIX traditionally pokes fun at developers who refuse to fix or deny the existence of their bugs, but rather than just playing blame games, I hope to raise the standard of quality demanded from FOSS and help newer programmers learn from past mistakes in order not to repeat them."
[All software sucks](http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/)
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#floss #cli #distros #rescue
#floss #cli #config
"In 1984 KenThompson was presented with the ACM TuringAward. Ken's acceptance speech Reflections On Trusting Trust (http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html) describes a hack (in every sense), the most subversive ever perpetrated, nothing less than the root password of all evil.
Ken describes how he injected a virus into a compiler. Not only did his compiler know it was compiling the login function and inject a backdoor, but it also knew when it was compiling itself and injected the backdoor generator into the compiler it was creating. The source code for the compiler thereafter contains no evidence of either virus.
Ken wrote, In demonstrating the possibility of this kind of attack, I picked on the C compiler. I could have picked on any program-handling program such as an assembler, a loader, or even hardware microcode. As the level of program gets lower, these bugs will be harder and harder to detect. A well installed microcode bug will be almost impossible to detect."
#floss #security #unix #computerhistory
some days ago i tried to access my account at joindiaspora.com and i couldn't it was/is locked, they did it without any explanation, i opened a ticket (the screenshot) asking why....this is their answer! wtf?!!!
i just wanna leave that pod, but i want my data, the account is still locked.
just a reminder that even the supposed #floss networks are not as free as in freedom as they sell!
#freespeech #diaspora #joindiaspora #censorship
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