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A work-in-progress free and open-source replacement for the Diablo I engine. Simply import the Diablo assets, and enjoy the same old game with faster performance and modern resolutions, and first class support for mods.

Android phones rooted by “most serious” Linux escalation bug ever

I__ndependent security researcher David Manouchehri told Ars that this _proof-of-concept code that explo__its Dirty Cow on Android_gets devices close to root. With a few additional lines, Manouchehri’s code provides persistent root access on all five of the Android devices he has tested.

Dirty COW (which, naturally, has its own logo and web page, though this one is a
bit on the satirical side) is a race condition in the kernel’s memory-management
subsystem. By timing things right, a local attacker can exploit the
copy-on-write mechanism to turn a read-only mapping of a file into a
writable mapping; with that, a file that should not be writable can be
written to. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how the ability to
overwrite files could be used to escalate privileges in any of a number of

Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing | Ars Technica


Xz format inadequate for long-term archiving

What’s your data archive strategy?

After Chris talked about wanting a Volt meter CPU monitor before LUP, so i made one

Loving deepin 15.3

Hi guys. Long term Linux user (+- 12 years), and huge openSuse and Arch Linux (Manjaro) fan. Been running Manjaro for the last couple of months. I’m always looking for a polished desktop experience. I installed the latest Deepin Linux version on my notebook. I’m blown away at how well polished this distro is.

The software store is amazing! Been running for two weeks, and loving it. I’ve never used WPS Office, always been Open Office user, and was blown away on how polished WPS Office were! Even the built in ‘guake’ like drop down terminal impressed me. I think I’ve found my new favorite distro. It almost feels ‘Apple’ like polished to me.

The one ‘niggle’ was that the default deepin file manager application is very basic. Probably the average user want’s it simple, but I quickly installed Nautilus from the app store, and replaced the dock on the bar.

Would be great if you guys did a review on Deepin 15.3. I’m stumped.


Coming around to home automation… On my terms.

Such a huge project cannot start without a good, long workshop about our needs and requirements. After a thorough workshop we decided to have the following features:

  • light control,
  • conference and call room occupancy signalization,
  • individual access codes for the main doors for each team member in a centralized database, * audio system with a wireless music streaming option,
  • separate, manageable audio experience in the restroom,
  • five TVs with the ability to manage the content displayed on them,
  • kitchen LED lamp color management,
  • ability to control everything via a web application (desktop, mobile, phone and panels mounted on the walls).

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Keyboardio: heirloom-grade keyboards for serious typists

The Model 01 is the best keyboard we can make. It’s not like other keyboards. We mill the Model 01’s enclosure from two blocks of solid maple that are a joy to rest your hands on. Instead of shallow, uncomfortable keyswitches, we use gloriously tactile mechanical keyswitches similar to those found in the original Apple II. We’ve custom-sculpted each of the 64 individual keycaps on the Model 01 to gently guide your fingers to the right keys. After putting it all together, the result is a keyboard that is a pleasure to type on all day and all night.

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