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Links July 2011

The Reid Report has an article about the marriage pledge that Michelle Bachmann signed which implies that slavery wasn’t so bad [1]. Greg Carey has written an interesting article for the Huffington Post about marriage and the bible [2], I always knew that the so-called “conservatives” weren’t basing their stuff on the Bible, but the […]

SE Linux File Context Precedence

In my previous post I expressed a desire to use regular expressions for files that may appear in multiple places in the tree due to bind mounts for /run and /var/run etc [1]. However there is a problem with this idea.

The SE Linux file labeling program restorecon reads the file /etc/selinux/$SELINUXTYPE/contexts/files/file_contexts which contains a […]

/run and SE Linux Policy

Currently Debian/Unstable is going through a transition to using /run instead of /var/run. Naturally any significant change to the filesystem layout requires matching changes to SE Linux policy. We currently have Debian bug #626720 open about this. Currently the initscripts package breaks selinux-policy-default in Debian/Unstable so that you can’t have initscripts using /run if the […]

Multiple Filesystems for Security

There is always been an ongoing debate about how to assign disk space into multiple partitions. I think that nowadays the best thing to do is to assign about 10G for the root filesystem for every desktop and server system because 10G is a small fraction of the disk space available (even the smallest laptops […]

Can Online Dating make You Depressed?

Anne Rettenberg wrote an article for Psychology Today that is critical of the idea of online dating [1], she cites one example of a man who visited a prostitute due to being depressed at his lack of success in online dating to support her claim.

The first big problem with her article is that she […]