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Fixing ActiveMerchant / Authorize.net Certificate Issues

Posted 28 May 2015 at 21:50 UTC by johnnyb

If you are having issues with ActiveMerchant and Authorize.net in the past few days, please check out my blog entry on issues with root CAs.

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holyghost called but Nash no longer hears voices

Posted 25 May 2015 at 23:07 UTC (updated 28 May 2015 at 20:25 UTC) by badvogato

Holyghost called but Nash no longer hears voices. Hence a beautiful mind was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. I wonder if it was Abel who lost his cool at the waiting game or is it that some other Paraclete made a miscalculation on the timing belt.

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Dr. Xi xiaoxing needs your support

Posted 24 May 2015 at 10:57 UTC (updated 26 May 2015 at 21:45 UTC) by badvogato

Do you believe in Emerson's conviction that Americans sometimes fail to see the best of our own people and in their own best hours and in their own best thoughts?

Ever since 911 and wars we waged since then, terror reigned supreme.  It has obscured our focus on what America really stands for to the world.  Too many times, an indictment turns into a declaration of war between race, sex and whatever one can name it for the worst in us.

Today, this particular reflection is prompted by Temple Univ.  Physics Dept. Chair, Dr. Xi xiaoxing being accused of 4 counts of wire fraud and notice of forfeiture in an indictment unsealed in eastern district court of Pennsylvania of US of A this Thursday.

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The Global Computer Employer Index

Posted 23 May 2015 at 05:06 UTC by MichaelCrawford

My aim in building The Global Computer Employer Index is to link directly to the "Jobs" or "Careers" section of tech company websites. Unlike the more-common job boards, I don't list individual jobs, rather it is up to each company to list them on their own sites. Job board posts are taken down when the position is filled, or when the term they are paid for expires. My listings are permanent.

Do not be dismayed if your company is not listed; just mail your homepage to mdcrawford@gmail.com There is no charge for this service nor will there ever be.

The page for Santa Cruz County explains how this started back in 1997. Last year I decided to cover the entire planet.

When I add new cities I post announcements on my What's New? page.

I take requests if you'd like me to post employers in any specific location.

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Islamic State announces new phonetic alphabet for warriors

Posted 22 Feb 2015 at 07:29 UTC (updated 22 Feb 2015 at 08:30 UTC) by lloydwood

The Caliphate of the Most Holy and Profound Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has announced a new phonetic alphabet for accurate, error-free communications amongst its armed forces.

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New Year of 2015 meant what, to you ?

Posted 1 Jan 2015 at 01:06 UTC (updated 1 Jan 2015 at 09:10 UTC) by badvogato

UTC New Year 2015 is here. My thanks be with Steven Rainwater and Raph and all gathered here.

I wish to bring to y'all attention of what I came across during my Christmas visit 2014 at family gathering, to mark the happy occasion of celebration of Shakespear's life ( 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616 ). His art of his time had a far greater impact on modern thoughts, than I have realized, till this day, thanks to Prof. Lars Engle and other countless innovative social programmers' most selfless and sacrificial endeavour paid by sunny hours of their teaching and dark hours of their writing, thinking what really matters to teach about our human life and human society as we, not knew and experienced but imagined since our long forgotten childhood days with unspeakable words, thoughts and voices towards all possibilities in our unknown destiny and all its senseless yet comprehensible dream.
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Finishing Off the Open Content / Web 2.0 Revolution

Posted 31 Aug 2014 at 12:03 UTC by shlomif

An open letter (with its sources and other formats) from the hacker king of the open content / Web 2.0 revolution (~2000-2014) to all hackers / actions heroes and geeks / amateurs from the film creators world, the software development world and elsewhere, about officially concluding that revolution and starting the next one. In part it should be done by filming films, either indie
or more professional, of the “Summerschool at the NSA” (#SummerNSA) screenplay which proved to be the magnus opus of the hacker king of that revolution, and passing the baton to the new hacker queen.

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Summerschool at the NSA - ~1 Year Later - Reloaded

Posted 30 May 2014 at 12:34 UTC (updated 30 May 2014 at 12:38 UTC) by shlomif

The “Summerschool at the NSA” meme dates back to a correspondence between my friend and I back in the haydays of 1997-1998 (with Web 1.0, before the burst of the tech bubble) where I said that Even the NSA doesn’t have enough programmers. But it is not likely that they will have more, and that’s because Summerschool at the NSA may might as well be the name of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s next movie. and he replied that And as opposed to I Know What You Did Last Summer, it is going to be scary.. It was based on a hunch of what I knew about the NSA from fellow Internet people and from watching the highly recommended film Sneakers.

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MoodleRooms, the Cloud - Services and the GPL

Posted 17 May 2014 at 05:12 UTC by aicra

When services are not conveying but users interact the GPL does not seem to come into play. While companies like Moodlerooms allege they donate a lot of funding to Moodle, we are unable to use the source code from this deriv because it is "Cloud" based and no copies are distributed.

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Which FOSS libraries are the most common on Android platform

Posted 13 Mar 2014 at 16:59 UTC (updated 14 Mar 2014 at 07:58 UTC) by audriusa

We have just published the overview of the libraries and modules that various developers use in they Android mobile phone applications.

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Universal HealthCare - is it possible?

Posted 7 Mar 2014 at 21:26 UTC (updated 19 Mar 2014 at 06:42 UTC) by badvogato

Recently, it has come to my attention of this strange case of Dr. Richard Arjun Karl, a minimal invasive spine surgeon, operating in NJ from 2002 to 2012.
I've read the official judgement and all related testimonies and findings.

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Proof: pure mathematics is no longer a game

Posted 6 Dec 2013 at 23:46 UTC (updated 7 Dec 2013 at 23:14 UTC) by badvogato

Pure mathematics is no longer a game for the young and restless only. Thanks to Chinese American Dr. Zhang Yitang's daring effort at raising the bar for 'bounded gap of prime numbers' from two to 70 millions, hence start the race towards solving 'Twin Prime Conjecture'

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Saratoga - transport protocol for big data

Posted 27 Nov 2013 at 04:41 UTC by lloydwood

The Saratoga protocol was presented to the Internet Engineering Task Force earlier this month.
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Advogato's text mangling

Posted 22 Sep 2013 at 09:13 UTC by lloydwood

Advogato's text mangling is annoying and needs fixing.

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USENIX 2013 Flame Award

Posted 20 Aug 2013 at 15:08 UTC (updated 20 Aug 2013 at 15:10 UTC) by badvogato

"The USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award ("The Flame") recognizes and celebrates singular contributions to the UNIX community of both intellectual achievement and service that are not recognized in any other forum."

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Summerschool at the NSA

Posted 12 Mar 2013 at 01:53 UTC (updated 8 Apr 2013 at 04:14 UTC) by shlomif

This is an open letter from me (= Shlomi Fish) to Ms. Sarah Michelle Gellar (the Hollywood film and television actress) about the production of a documentary film titled “Summerschool at the NSA” which will document what is really going on in the NSA headquarters. I can always be contacted about that, whether by Ms. Gellar or by whoever wishes to using numerous online and unobscured means.


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Upcoming Book

Posted 11 Feb 2013 at 05:00 UTC by johnnyb

Working on a new book about how to defend yourself against the idiocy of government policy. See it here: MicroSecession.

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Time for GNUPedia again?

Posted 4 Feb 2013 at 10:46 UTC (updated 4 Feb 2013 at 20:32 UTC) by audriusa

At one time, Wikipedia was a universal source for the useful programming tools and resources. If some language, framework or tool was used in general, it has been covered there. However recently Wikipedia seems raising the requirements to the level that would exclude many useful Free software projects. For instance, recently JAMWiki has been removed - reasonably popular, thousands of downloads (and that is for server side app), mentioned in near every review on Java-based wiki engines over multiple sources on the web - where it has been a problem?

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Aaron Swartz's Politics

Posted 16 Jan 2013 at 16:42 UTC (updated 16 Jan 2013 at 20:57 UTC) by badvogato

from many Advogato members' post
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and my own musing on the rising suicide rate among many armed force veterans etc.. etc..

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We're doing an ARM64 OpenJDK port!

Posted 23 Oct 2012 at 16:29 UTC by aph

ARM have announced the ARMv8. The most interesting thing about it is
the "A64" instruction set architecture, which makes the new ARM a full
64-bit processor. They haven't extended the 32-bit ISA but created an
all-new one: in many ways the 32-bit and 64-bit versions are quite
different. So, to take advantage of the A64, we're going to need new
compilers and Java virtual machines. At Red Hat we've decided to do a
port of OpenJDK to the A64. This will be completely free software,
and we will invite others to participate.

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