[SATLUG] Secure Boot

Rusel M reokie at live.com
Wed Jan 18 17:52:08 CST 2012


This is very worrying. The signed bootloader requirement for Windows 8 machines I fear may kill any chance of Linux getting more adopted as an Desktop platform. OEMs will not listen to users like us since we're not profitable enough for them, so they listen to Big Brother Microsoft and do everything they say, including taking away our freedom of choice for the sake of "security". If it can be disabled, it is yet another herdle that people will have to go through to install Linux.
 
http://linux.slashdot.org/story/12/01/18/167257/will-secure-boot-cripple-linux-compatibility
 
Does anyone have any idea on how to stop this? 

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> 1. SOPA and PIPA (Bruce Dubbs)
> 2. Re: Hardware Stress Testing (Christopher Connell)
> 3. Fwd: Job opening at Case Western Reserve University (buddylee48)
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> Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:16:47 -0600
> From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> Subject: [SATLUG] SOPA and PIPA
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> If you haven't already done so, sign the petition at Google (main page) 
> against SOPA and PIPA. These bills allow shutting down web sites (not 
> just offending pages) basically on the say-so of the complainer without 
> the input of the site owner.
> 
> What the advocates say the bill does and what the words in the bill say 
> are quite different.
> 
> Somebody posts a comment that you don't like? Shut down the web site! 
> Post an unflattering video? Shut down the web site!
> 
> Written by organizations like RIAA and MPAA, collateral damage is not 
> relevant.
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> -- Bruce
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:33:16 -0800 (PST)
> From: Christopher Connell <connell.christopher at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Hardware Stress Testing
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> Memtest 86+ let it run for a day.
> 
> --- On Tue, 1/17/12, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> From: Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Hardware Stress Testing
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 9:53 PM
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> I think that is definitely something to try.  This way I don't have to 
> actually install anything just to do the testing!  Thanks.
> 
> 
> On 1/17/2012 8:57 PM, Don Wright wrote:
> > Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> >> Is anyone aware of some kind of software suite that will stress test
> >> various aspects of a system (like for burn-in testing of new hardware)?
> >> I'd like to know that a new system I just put together will be ready for
> >> me to put into full-time use before I migrate all my files, etc.
> > Do you think something called StressLinux would do?
> > http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=stresslinux
> >
> > It's a live CD that includes the usual system tools plus some burn-in
> > utilities. I used it last week to beat on a server I'm getting ready to
> > deploy. StressLinux even includes a default SSH server, so I could run
> > the tests from a warm bedroom while the server suffered in the cold
> > garage.
> >
> > http://www.stresslinux.org/sl/
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> Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:35:47 -0600
> From: buddylee48 <buddylee48 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [SATLUG] Fwd: Job opening at Case Western Reserve University
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> For those of you looking for a job and willing to move to Ohio, or know
> someone in Ohio looking for a job see the forwarded message below. This
> position is a cross between a data-visualization enabler and a system
> administrator of a visualization wall (or similar viz tools). So, the
> person can originate from a system admin level, or from a data
> visualization researcher, but he/she should have a mix to move this
> interesting field forward.
> 
> To give you an idea of what the Visualization center is, it is very similar
> to UTSA's visualization laboratory. It is a linux-based high performance
> visualization cluster (using a plethora of visualization toolkits), that
> can also double as a computational cluster. I have been in touch with them,
> helping them from time to time on the side, while also managing UTSA's
> visualization cluster.
> 
> Also, UTSA will be seeking someone in very near future for a full time
> system administrator (System Analyst I) for our Visualization Lab, since I
> will be graduating in a year or so. I will post that position to the list
> when available. (http://vizlab.utsa.edu/ - new website coming soon too..).
> 
> Cody Lee
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hadrian Djohari <hxd58 at case.edu>
> Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM
> Subject: Job opening at Case Western Reserve University
> To: buddylee48 <buddylee48 at gmail.com>
> 
> 
> Dear Cody,
> 
> 
> Can you please forward the following position at Case Western Reserve
> University to people who might be interested in the position?
> 
> 
> Interested parties for the position of Solutions Architect for Data
> Visualization should be directed to this site to apply …
> jobs.case.edu<http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/roles/employees/>.
> They should then click on “Career Opportunities”.
> 
> 
> 
> They will need to follow the instructions on that page. There are two
> documents that they will have access to and will be helpful if there are
> questions. They are “Apply for Jobs” and “Registering as an Applicant”.
> If interested they will need to apply for Job #2421, Solutions Architect
> for Data Visualization. The job is on the list. They may need to scroll
> down the list of open positions.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> POSITION OBJECTIVE
> The Solutions Architect in Data Visualization is the lead technical
> position in support of the emerging service offerings in the area of data
> visualization. The incumbent has overall responsibility for establishing
> and sustaining a program in support of research and academic use of a new
> 64 square foot, 84-megapixel visualization wall installed in the Kelvin
> Smith Library. The incumbent will work with world-class researchers in
> carrying out duties including, but not limited to: (i) creating data
> visualizations for faculty at a top research university; (ii) creating
> documentation and other materials to guide researchers in the creation of
> their own visualizations; (iii) conducting and arranging workshops and
> other opportunities to permit researchers to acquire and hone skills in
> visualization; (iv) interacting with vendor partners in investigating
> solutions in the general area of visualization; and (v) staying current
> with emerging technologies that may be leveraged to support data
> visualization at the university. The Solutions Architect in Data
> Visualization is a key position in establishing state-of-the-art data
> visualization services in support of the research and academic missions of
> the university and in being an evangelist for use of this emerging
> technology at the university. As appropriate, the Solutions Architect in
> Data Visualization will engage with research groups on campus in
> identifying visualization solutions for their specific needs, manage
> research computing projects utilizing visualization, and participate in
> local, regional and national meetings.
> 
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> 
> -- 
> Hadrian Djohari
> HPCC Manager
> Case Western Reserve University
> (W): 216-368-0395
> (M): 216-798-7490
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