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I don’t use either personally, however Krusader seems like a pretty good alternative.

http://www.krusader.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krusader

Only if you use nmap as-is. Also majority of torrent software uses UPnP IGD to open TCP port (which is then advertised to the tracker).

I’m not sure but I think µTorrent on Windows also listens on the Toredo provided IPv6 address.

How is that Mozilla’s problem? If you close all the “hoops” the rogue installer can just simply replace Firefox with its own build of “Firefox.”

I truly don’t understand why Mozilla is trying to do Microsoft’s job.

Except that's malicious to a much greater extent -- an extent that ought to catch the attention of anti-virus software makers.

I don’t see how antivirus software completely failing to protect its users from “easy” attacks (rogue extension drops) should inspire any confidence they can protect you from more sophisticated attacks. Oh yeah this gun is useless now, but wait till they roll in with tanks!

Never mind the entire idea of antivirus software is completely ridiculous from security PoV and basically a scam to have people pay for a false sense of security.

> most of the software you use isn't FOSS.

> Not knowing what a software might be doing is problematic but isn't it the standard?

This sounds so bizarre after using Linux for so long. Most of the software I use is indeed FOSS.

As far as BitTorrent Sync alternatives go check out Syncthing[https://syncthing.net/].


Does Syncthing work well?


It has some serious limitations compared to Bittorrent Sync. E.g. BTSync can relies on a tracker to find peers and uses relay servers in case port forwarding cannot be set up. Syncthing does not have anything like that yet, meaning that it cannot traverse many firewalls that you don't have under control. E.g. at work, all incoming connections are blocked unless they are initiated from within. So, Syncthing wouldn't work. It's pretty much the same with many hotels, etc. So, if you are on the go, it may not be any good.

Another problem that I have with Syncthing is usability. With BTSync I can be pretty sure that if I send a sharing link to family, that they will be able to install the software and use the link. Syncthing would be too difficult to set up for most family members or friends.

So, if you are looking for syncing some machines on a network under your own control, Syncthing is great. If you are looking for a Dropbox replacement that works everywhere with good sharing capabilities, BTSync is clearly the winner of the two.


I've been using it for about 6 months and I've been very satisfied.


Your best bet is probably to use a phablet and a Bluetooth headset for answering if you want to do VoIP.

Actually that’s one of the reasons I’m excited for smartwatches. Headset + BT-only watch + phablet + Internet AP over Wi-Fi/Bluetooth + VoIP over VPN seems like the most elegant solution to the backdoor baseband and general security and privacy issue right now.

Google’s project Ara would be the most elegant, of course. I hope this is the future, but I don’t know.



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As someone not very familiar with D-Bus I’d like to ask what’s exactly wrong with the XML configuration files? It just seems like something everyone takes for granted. From the examples linked in this thread[1] they seem pretty clear and readable to me.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8649477


> "when a package is changed, every package that depends on it must be rebuilt. This can significantly slow down the deployment of fixes in core packages such as libc or Bash, since basically the whole distribution would need to be rebuilt."

I'm just wondering, wouldn't it be possible to have an additional checksum for just the public API/ABI/headers of the package? Would this be enough to at least eliminate cascading rebuild for upgrades to shared libraries?



Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the video. It worked really well though. You could just open the magnet and drag-and-drop copy the files you wanted, or just open them and they’d start streaming.


I really wish at some point JVM will stop being synonymous with memory–hog on desktop. It’s certainly possible, e.g. http://hiroshiyamauchi.blogspot.com/2013/06/making-jvm-relea...



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