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o Monitors worth taking a look at... (42 comments)
o Beginner linux security question (50 comments)
o What could you do with infinite computing power? (40 comments)

o Small languages and the value of Open Source (32 comments)
o What's the going price for a degree? (19 comments)
o The Holy Grail of Online Shopping (27 comments)

Freedom & Politics:
o Reliable elections (41 comments)
o Election cybersquatting in Saskatoon (13 comments)
o Graphs of precinct return data from Duval County Florida (48 comments)

o Only in Canada (58 comments)
o The Free Media Project (3 comments)
o Dune returns to the (small) screen (20 comments)

o The good and the bad of Corel selling Linux (12 comments)
o Vinton Cerf new head of ICANN (6 comments)
o Free Books On-line from Baen Books (14 comments)

o Carnivore update: (5 comments)
o Sendmail to discontinue Open Source version soon? (26 comments)
o Weblogs and online diaries for corporate settings (18 comments)

o Suing propriety app providers (43 comments)
o Politics lacks intelligence, geeks look the other way (55 comments)
o Escalation of the Freedom-Copyright Struggle (30 comments)

o 'Chretienizer' makes fun of Canadian leader's speech (11 comments)
o Penguins on the Beach (7 comments)
o Don't work too hard! (6 comments)

o Diaries' load on Scoop (16 comments)
o MLP vs. Advertising (13 comments)
o Do we have a sense of humor? (33 comments)

o 2000 Ways to Scam Google (5 comments)
o The Essential Linux Bookshelf VII: The Unix Hater's Handbook (27 comments)
o The Essential Linux Bookshelf, Part VI (7 comments)

New Diaries:
o tympanic
o h3lldr0p
o TrentC
o enterfornone
o hariya
o ajschu
o Slarti
o Emacs
o tewl
o Farq Q. Fenderson
o Scooby
o LordLobo
o TheLocust
o iGrrrl
o rednecktek
o squigly
o stx23
o lee
o oleandrin
o Dries
o locutox
o pb
o unstable
o vastor
o starrynight

Yahoo/US Ordered to Respect French Law (Internet)
By acestus, Mon Nov 20th, 2000 at 07:38:21 PM EST  

News In France, it's illegal to promote racism. Ever since WWII, they've been touchy on the subject, and rightly so. Yahoo, as we probably all know by now, has auctions. They've prohibited the listing of racist (Nazi, etc) materials on their auction site through Yahoo/France, to respect French law. Now, though, the French courts have reaffirmed their order to Yahoo: "Block the access of the French people to racism-promoting items on your American site."

Full Story (136 comments, 421 words in body)

When Tech Support Doesn't (Culture)
By farl, Mon Nov 20th, 2000 at 06:25:42 PM EST  

Culture There are two major issues most people have with technical support ("TS"). Firstly, in many cases, it is very hard to get hold of technical support when you need it. Secondly, when you do get hold of them, that unless the TS solves the problem immediately, their further promises of finding a solution to your problem are mostly worthless.

Full Story (68 comments, 1280 words in body)

Being a Good Samaritan online (Culture)
By Signal 11, Mon Nov 20th, 2000 at 01:19:49 PM EST  

Security Being a good samaritan online is a lot harder than it looks. For many of us who work on networks and systems it is pretty much inevitable that at some point we will be involved in some way with a systems compromise, or a potential one. What if you find a problem with someone's system? Say, someone scanning your system and you decide to respond and discover that some ISP in Iowa has had several systems on their network compromised: Do you make the call?

Full Story (41 comments, 591 words in body)

Student radio station clashes with administration (Freedom & Politics)
By jacob, Sun Nov 19th, 2000 at 09:52:42 PM EST  


KTRU, Rice University's radio station, has been student-run since the late '60's. But now that it has a 50,000 watt transmitter, the university has decided that rather than being a student activity, KTRU is a "university asset" that could be better used by broadcasting university programming, including several hours of sports per week, than by letting the students continue to broadcast music in their award-winning eclectic format. What can Rice students do to stop that from happening?

Full Story (65 comments, 945 words in body)

We don't need to pay taxes!?!? (Freedom & Politics)
By DeepDarkSky, Sun Nov 19th, 2000 at 01:50:22 PM EST  

Freedom This article in the NY Times says that some people and business are not paying taxes, and says that the law (federal law) doesn't require Americans to pay any income taxes.

Full Story (92 comments, 210 words in body)

Carnivore presentation to NANOG (Internet)
By Miniluv, Sun Nov 19th, 2000 at 08:43:21 AM EST  

Freedom Everyone's heard about Carnivore, and everyone has an opinion of this program and its capabilities. EPIC has of course sued under FOIA to get all relevant documentation released for public consumption, and the FBI has been dragging their heels.

Full Story (14 comments, 268 words in body)

Spam, spam, spam - Is it unstoppable? (Internet)
By dreamfish, Sat Nov 18th, 2000 at 02:58:46 PM EST  

Internet The Mail Abuse Prevention System, MAPS, may be in trouble. In the past 12 months it has been hit with a number of lawsuits from various companies that believe their e-mail feeds were blocked unfairly. Recently Exactis, a subsidiary of 24/7 Media, won a temporary order against MAPS claiming precisely this. If such actions spiral and MAPS ever had to close, what hope is there of protecting ourselves from the ever-rising levels of spam e-mail?

Full Story (105 comments, 692 words in body)

Are Human Rights Wrong? (MLP)
By enterfornone, Fri Nov 17th, 2000 at 10:10:04 AM EST  

Freedom There have been quite a few discussions on this site and others recently regarding various online rights, the most recent being Signal 11's The Digital Prohibition. Most of these discussions centre around the idea the we have some fundemental rights that all should recognise, for example the rights listed in the US Bill of Rights or the United Nations Universal Decleration of Human Rights.

But are these rights really applicable to all? The author of this article thinks not, suggesting that human rights are a political tool used by a group to force their moral code on to others and that each of us should be free to chose our own set of rights without being forced to agree with the rights of anyone else.

Full Story (155 comments, 255 words in body)

Feasability of alternative namespaces (Internet)
By dsilverman, Fri Nov 17th, 2000 at 09:23:26 AM EST  

Politics ICANN is a failure. The organization was founded with a bad charter, has been abused by the "temporary" appointed members, and has too much control without enough public influence or involvement. The Corporation has held biased and geographically-oriented elections, and then ignored the results when they found them to be unacceptable. Does anyone else understand why the board has approved new gTLDs without the elected board deciding on them?

My proposal is to seriously consider what it would take to develop a viable and powerful alternative DNS system without fracturing the existing name space, and how to ease a transition to such a system. This proposal is not to abandon the existing system, but an idea for how we could go about creating an alternative system, and what the pitfalls of such a system would be.

Full Story (40 comments, 959 words in body)

The Digital Prohibition (Freedom & Politics)
By Signal 11, Fri Nov 17th, 2000 at 02:46:49 AM EST  

Politics This won't be like most declarations you've read. No soldiers have knocked on my door and no police have come to drag me away. In all respects, the world seems serene and complacent - unchanging. This is largely true for the physical world. The problem is, I don't spend much time there.

Full Story (73 comments, 4095 words in body)

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Thursday November 16th
o ICANN screws the pooch on new TLD's (80 comments)
o Post more articles to the front page (35 comments)

Tuesday November 14th
o Dawn of the GNU Cooperative (45 comments)
o Free speech protection for program source code. (49 comments)

Monday November 13th
o Im-ur Claims Patent-Pending on Kuro5hin-like Site (103 comments)
o New Feature: Diaries (75 comments)

Thursday November 9th
o High-tech grease monkeys? (171 comments)

Wednesday November 8th
o Giving cyberspace a voice. (74 comments)

Tuesday November 7th
o The Revolution That Wasn't. (85 comments)
o We the People of Kuro5hin.org... (218 comments)

Monday November 6th
o What are your suggestions to improve technology education? (68 comments)

Friday November 3rd
o Dot com ruled by US law? (56 comments)

Thursday November 2nd
o Who Are You, Part 2 (408 comments)

Wednesday November 1st
o Existence of "pink" spam contracts confirmed. (68 comments)

Tuesday October 31st
o You have the right to an attorney. You have the right to hand over all your hardware. (161 comments)

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Security Matters
Inoshiro leads you through the twists and turns of system security.

o The devil's in the details. posted 09/18/2000
o Gnu Privacy Guard tutorial, part 2 posted 05/10/2000
o Gnu Privacy Guard tutorial, part 1 posted 05/01/2000
o Auditing kuro5hin posted 04/24/2000

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Essential Linux Bookshelf
Paul Dunne reviews the Linux books you need to have.

o The Essential Linux Bookshelf VII: The Unix Hater's Handbook posted 10/20/2000
o The Essential Linux Bookshelf, Part VI posted 09/22/2000
o The Essential Linux Bookshelf V: TCP/IP Network Administration posted 07/02/2000
o Essential Linux Bookshelf IV: Unix Power Tools posted 05/22/2000

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