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Force Apache to use strong cryptography

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I’ve been poking at this for a while, but with some testing via Qualys SSL Labs, I’ve finally been able to devise the incantation that makes Apache only use strong cryptography.  Before pointing it out, some background is probably necessary. As anyone, users or webmasters, is probably aware, “https” uses encryption, and that encryption has […]

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Refugee or illegal immigrant?

Crime, Current Events, Politics and Activism, Travel

This seems to be in the news a lot lately, and it’s a question I’ve spent considerable time thinking about over the years. On the subject of refugees, I do think that we, as a society, do have a duty to help genuine refugees, particularly if we helped create them.  On the other hand, I […]

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So you lost your job for being an ass? (formerly: How not to get caught…)

Crime, Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

I originally wrote this article 30 Jan 2007, but it bears repeating in light of the mental giant who lost his job over getting on TV saying “Fuck her right in the pussy!” to a reporter. FHRITP heckling is, at best, juvenile.  It’s something I’d expect a 10-year-old to say just before getting his mouth […]

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Criticizing a religion is not racism

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

I’ve seen many column inches dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo killings, and a common theme that keeps coming up is that CH’s criticisms of Islam are racist, and that privileged white people slapping down the underprivileged Muslims from on high is unnecessarily provocative. I want to put that to bed right now:  Islam is not […]

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