Security Alert! The TrueCrypt Debacle – Updated May 31, 2014

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May 30, 2014 The single best assessment I have seen of the ongoing TrueCrypt debacle is the page put together by Steve Gibson at Gibson Research. Steve has done a great service to the community by summarizing the confusing situation surrounding TrueCrypt, and by providing a trusted archive of the final release of TrueCrypt 7.1a. [...]

Security Alert! Truecrypt Site Changes – Updated!

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Update May 30, 2014 Please see my post here for the latest on the TrueCrypt debacle.   Update 7:41 PM MDT May 28, 2014 The Truecrypt situation is still incredibly murky, but it seems that there is a very real possibility that the Truecrypt project might really be dead. Even it it’s not dead, at [...]

Experiences with Xubuntu 14.04

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Last month Canonical released version 14.04 of it’s well-known Ubuntu Linux distribution. The Trusty Tahr is a Long Term Service (LTS) release and carries 3 to 5 years of upgrades and support depending on which flavor (e.g. Unity, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome) you choose. I’ve used Ubuntu almost exclusively in my small businesses since 2007, [...]

The clock is ticking… Windows XP is EOL in 34 days!

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If you’re still holding onto Windows XP, you’re not alone!  In fact, market share for Windows XP has actually ticked up slightly in the last month! Despite an EOL (End of Life) deadline looming just 34 days away, the 13-year-old Operating System (OS) still runs an astounding 29.53% share of desktop computers! If you’re still [...]

Adventures in GPU Upgrades – Part 2 – Updated

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This is Part 2 of my series on upgrading GPU workstations. It is intended for hardware geeks that are interested in building high end GPU workstations for engineering, crypto mining and password cracking. It you’re not on that wavelength you can safely ignore all that follows. If you missed it, please read Part 1 before [...]

Adventures in GPU Upgrades – Part 1

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This post is intended for hardware geeks that are interested in building high end GPU workstations for engineering, crypto mining and password cracking. It you’re not on that wavelength you can safely ignore all that follows. Background I’ve previously reported on my experience building a GPU workstation that I use in my consulting engineering business [...]