Valuable News – 2018/11/02

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here so someone else can

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

FreeBSD 12.0-BETA2 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-October/089897.html

Configuring FreeBSD for Infrastructure.
https://therollbak.com/configuring-freebsd-for-infrastructure/

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/27.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/10/27/21988.html

Systemd is bad parsing and should feel bad.
https://blog.erratasec.com/2018/10/systemd-is-bad-parsing-and-should-feel.html

Attach Bluetooth keyboard to NetBSD machine.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2018/10/attaching-bluetooth-keyboard-to-netbsd.html

Porting Keybase to NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2018/10/porting-keybase-to-netbsd.html

The D in Systemd stands for ‘Dammmmit!’ Nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn vulnerable Linux box.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/26/systemd_dhcpv6_rce/

NetBSD on RISC-V is alive!
https://twitter.com/zmcgrew/status/1055682596812730368

IBM Acquires Red Hat.
AIX is dead. AIX sysadmins better get used to Linux.
https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-ibm-creating-leading-hybrid-cloud-provider

OpenBSD with GPS synchronised NTP.
https://iain.learmonth.me/blog/2018/2018w437/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-1028 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.7.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/10/28/solobsd-11-2-stable-1028/

New vmwgfx graphics driver for FreeBSD 12 virtualized in VMware.
https://twitter.com/johalun/status/1056549585106227201

Using nmap on your home network.
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3314832/linux/using-nmap-on-your-home-network.html

The pkgsrc now has 20000+ packages for SmartOS.
https://us-east.manta.joyent.com/pkgsrc/public/reports/trunk/x86_64/20181028.2118/meta/report.html

GhostBSD 18.10 Available.
http://ghostbsd.org/18.10_release_announcement

New OpenBSD FAQ chapter – Virtualization.
https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq16.html

HardenedBSD 12-STABLE Progress.
https://groups.google.com/a/hardenedbsd.org/forum/#!msg/users/bgbJ-ABBR8g/mXlkVBR1CAAJ

FreeBSD Boot RISC-V in 1 Second.
https://twitter.com/iamtommythorn/status/1055631675235852288
https://youtu.be/FnWpRBaWF18

FreeBSD 10.4 is unsupported (End-of-Life) as of 2018/11/01.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=483654

FreeBSD rc(8) now has new keywords: enable/disable/delete.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=339971

BSD Now 269 – Tiny Daemon Lib.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127726/tiny-daemon-lib-bsd-now-269/

BSD Now 270 – Ghostly Releases.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127856/ghostly-releases-bsd-now-270/

NextCloud on OpenBSD – Updated.
https://h3artbl33d.nl/blog/nextcloud-on-openbsd-updated

OpenBSD as Authoritative DNS Nameserver.
https://cryogenix.net/openbsd_nameserver.html

Hardware

System76 on US Manufacturing and Open Hardware.
https://blog.system76.com/post/179592732883/system76-on-us-manufacturing-and-open-hardware

GlobalFoundries Establishes Avera Semiconductor – Custom ASIC Chip Company.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13541/globalfoundries-establishes-avera-semiconductor

SiFive Introduces 7 Series RISC-V Cores with E7/S7/U7 Series.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/11/02/sifive-7-series-risc-v-cores-e76-s76-u74/

Life

20 top lawyers were beaten by legal AI. Here are their surprising responses.
https://hackernoon.com/20-top-lawyers-were-beaten-by-legal-ai-here-are-their-surprising-responses-5dafdf25554d

12 Year Old Girl Built Robot That Can Find Microplastics In Ocean.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/12-year-old-girl-built-robot-can-find-microplastics-ocean-180970607/

Other

Every story in the world has one of these 6 basic plots.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180525-every-story-in-the-world-has-one-of-these-six-basic-plots

Facebook Exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/facebook-exodus-44-percent-of-americans-age-18-29-have-deleted-app.html

Graveyard Keeper: How the graphics effects are made.
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SvyatoslavCherkasov/20181023/329151/Graveyard_Keeper_How_the_graphics_effects_are_made.php

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