OpenSSH Will Feature Key Discovery and Rotation For Easier Switching To Ed25519

OpenSSH developer Damien Miller has posted about a new feature he implemented and committed for the next upcoming 6.8 release of OpenSSH — hostkeys@openssh.com — an OpenSSH extension to the SSH protocol for sshd to automatically send all of its public keys to the client, and for the client to automatically replace… Read More

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 1:10 am

Physicists Make a Mobius Strip From Beams of Light

A group of physicists has successfully manipulated beams of laser light into an optical mobius strip (abstract). The shape, a classic mindbender all but nonexistent in nature, has never before been seen in such an immaterial form. Read more of this story at Slashdot.… Read More

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 10:03 pm

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

About a month ago, we discussed news that the Pirate Bay domain name was back online. This story mentioned a timer, which supposedly showed the time since the police raid. I didn't notice at the time, but a more recent check showed this counter was counting down, not up, with a time set to reach zero at the end of… Read More

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 7:01 pm

NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

Officially, NASA has been charged with sending astronauts to Mars sometime in the 2030s. Toward that end, according to a story in Universe Today, space agency engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center are looking at an old concept for interplanetary travel, nuclear thermal engines. "...according to the report (cached),… Read More

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 5:59 pm

Inkscape Version 0.91 Released

Four years since the last major Inkscape release, now news is out about version 0.91 of this powerful vector drawing and painting tool. The main reason for the multi-year delay is that they've switched from their old custom rendering engine to using Cairo now, improving their support for open source standards. This release also adds… Read More

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 4:55 pm

Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 3:51 pm