Valuable News – 2019/08/19

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.

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

OpenBSD on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen).
https://jcs.org/2019/08/14/x1c7

Dual Head is Starting to Work for FreeBSD on PINE64 Pinebook.
https://twitter.com/manuvadot/status/1161788143240134656

Understanding Modern UEFI Based Platform Boot.
https://depletionmode.com/uefi-boot.html

OpenBSD Package Updates for stable Branch Now Available.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190814112133

FreeBSD 12.0 Notes.
https://headthirst.com/freebsd-index.html

FreeBSD Implements large_dnode ZFS Pool Feature.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=351074

FreeBSD Adds Support for Kernel TLS (from Netflix).
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D21277

Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Security Practices.
https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/soups2015/soups15-paper-ion.pdf

YAML – Probably Not So Great After All.
https://arp242.net/yaml-config.html

Tadpole SPARCbook 3000ST – Coolest 90s Laptop.
https://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2019/3/14_SPARCbook_3000ST_-_The_coolest_90s_laptop.html

UNIX Philosophy in 2019.
https://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2019/6/1_Entry_1.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/08/17.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/08/17/23304.html

Cool But (Sometimes) Obscure X11 Tools.
https://cyber.dabamos.de/unix/x11/

FreeBSD 12.0 Desktop Notes.
https://headthirst.com/freebsd-index.html

Experimenting with Streaming Setups on NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2019/08/experimenting-with-streaming-setups-on.html

Hardware

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats 2019Q2.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/

TSMC Blog – Moore Law is Not Dead.
https://www.tsmc.com/english/newsEvents/blog_article_20190814.htm

Life

Major Breach Found in Biometrics System Used by Banks.
Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible database.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/14/major-breach-found-in-biometrics-system-used-by-banks-uk-police-and-defence-firms

Study Shows Women Benefit from Multiple Marriages while Men Do Not.
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-women-benefit-multiple-marriages-men.html

7 in 10 Young People in UK are Non Religious.
https://humanism.org.uk/2018/03/21/7-in-10-young-people-in-the-uk-are-non-religious-new-research-finds/2011/

We Have Ruined Childhood.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/sunday/childhood-suicide-depression-anxiety.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20733648

Other

Firefox Quantum will be Renamed to Firefox Browser on Version 70.
https://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-quantum-set-to-be-renamed-to-firefox-browser

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