Since systemd is now the default init system under Debian Jessie, it got installed to my system and I had a chance to test it. The result is disappointing: it does not work well with cryptsetup, so I am switching back to SysV init and RC.
It should be no news that PayPal have made an habit of opposing to projects that fight for the respect of freedom and democracy by cutting their funds. Anyway, they have just provided us another example of such an abuse, against the ProtonMail project.
Thanks to a corporate reward program, I just got a Pure Sensia digital and Internet radio receiver: basically, it is a device able to play streams from FM, DAB, HTTP and USB sticks. In overall, it works fine, and it has a remote controller, so it makes a nice addition to my home equipment, but it has what I consider a major flaw, which I suspect to have been designed on purpose.
I just received an USB headset from Plantronics. Since it has a keypad on it, with buttons to mute the microphone and to adjust the volume, it appears as both a sound card and a keyboard. Problem: that keyboard sends a mouse ButtonPress 1 (yes, a mouse button event, do not ask me how that is materially and logically possible) when the microphone is muted, and only sends the corresponding ButtonRelease 1 when it is unmuted. As a result, the pointer behaves as if the mouse button was pressed continuously, rendering the desktop quite unusable.
After years of waiting, Google has finally enabled IPv6 for their email service Gmail. And a few weeks ago, they updated their policy, adding one specific rule: reject email from IP addresses with no reverse name:
% nc -Cv gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. smtp Connection to gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. 25 port [tcp/smtp] succeeded! 220 mx.google.com ESMTP bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp HELO boo.example.com 250 mx.google.com at your service MAIL FROM: <email@example.com> 250 2.1.0 OK bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp RCPT TO: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 250 2.1.5 OK bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp DATA 354 Go ahead bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp Subject: Test From: Me <email@example.com> To: You <firstname.lastname@example.org> Test. . 550-5.7.1 [2001:db8:8e3f:43c7::12 16] Our system has detected that this 550-5.7.1 message does not meet IPv6 sending guidelines regarding PTR records 550-5.7.1 and authentication. Please review 550-5.7.1 https://support.google.com/mail/?p=ipv6_authentication_error for more 550 5.7.1 information. bz2si13656083wjc.108 - gsmtp
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