Tuesday, January 11


Daily News Stuff 11 January 2022

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  • How to secure your QNAP NAS.  (Serve the Home)

    1. Follow the menus in QTS or QUTS depending on your device to perform a clean shutdown.
    2. Turn off the power and unplug the power and network cables.

  • Linux Mint has sold out to the commies at Mozilla.  (ZDNet)

    Who get their money in turn from the commies at Google.

    This is in place of previously selling out to Yahoo, so I'm honestly not sure very much has changed here.  It's free money; they'd be fools not to take it.

  • Multiple carriers including T-Mobile/Sprint are blocking Apple's Private Relay.  (9to5Mac)

    Private Relay is a sort of low-grade corporatist TOR, and T-Mobile is blocking it specifically because it prevents them from spying on their customers.

  • How NPM can prevent a new colors attack.  (RSC)

    Pinned versions.

    My first suggestion would be burn it and piss on the ashes, but pinned versions might work too.

  • If you want to build the next Cobalt Qube the Interceptor board from Axzes might be what you need.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It's a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 - a smaller version of the Raspberry Pi with just the CPU and RAM, no I/O ports - that provides five SATA ports, four gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB ports (plus two USB headers), and two HDMI ports.  $99 plus the cost of the compute module itself, which is, um, out of stock.

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1 Re: Linux Mint/Mozilla.  When I read their Blog explaining this, I wondered how they could do this without pissing off their other sponsors.   In the comments, Clem let drop this little gem, "Without the partnership we would have had to stop using the Mozilla brand if we wanted to continue to monetize the traffic with our search partners."
So it looks like they must have gotten some sort of sweetened ultimatum from Mozilla.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Wednesday, January 12 2022 12:21 AM (EvAdG)

2 The thing I don't understand about github is why all the open-source developers decided to place their nuts in that vise. Why did they centralize on that one site in the first place? It seems entirely counter to the whole ethos.
And if they people in question are web developers, it's no barrier at all for them to run gitlab on their own servers. 
(I don't use anything as elaborate as gitlab, but I back up all my software projects on a private VPS that I can pull from when needed.)

Posted by: MadRocketSci at Wednesday, January 12 2022 04:04 AM (hRoyQ)

3 So if Mint is getting skeezy and compromised by the tech-weasels, is there another distro you recommend? I may have to learn how to get Debian up and running...

Posted by: MadRocketSci at Wednesday, January 12 2022 04:07 AM (hRoyQ)

4 Machines that I can't run FreeBSD on (wireless support is terrible, still some 20 years on) I usually run Alpine, and for any software that doesn't play nicely with Alpine (brave, zpaq), I use a Gentoo chroot.
But, if you're looking for something a bit more click & go, maybe Arch?  I'm a bad person to ask, though, since I have a terrific allergy to systemd.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, January 12 2022 06:04 AM (LADmw)

5 Mint was already taking money from Yahoo to configure search to point to them, so nothing has really changed.  No more skeezy than before really.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, January 12 2022 07:50 AM (PiXy!)

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