Apparently you can't have a desktop with security support in Buster 馃槥

According to debian.org/releases/buster/amd qtwebkit and khtml engines are not covered by security support. But these engines are not just used by niche web browsers, these libraries are used all over the place in the KDE desktop, for rendering HTML E-Mails, instant messages, help pages, previews in the file browser and sometimes even web link previews ...

Does anybody have an idea on how to improve this situation?

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馃 Rammstein obviously used an analog Pocket Operator Modular 400 synthesizer for their latest song! #teenageengineering #pocketoperator #rammstein #cosin

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Swiss clock at the railway station in Split, Croatia. 馃槂

I just got my HiFive1 Rev B. Now can play around with Zephyr and/or something in Rust on that Arduino compatible board with an open instruction set RISC-V MCU. 馃槂

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The new version of KDE's browser integration extension lets you play, pause and control video and audio playing in your web browser from your Plasma desktop, be it a kitten video on YouTube, a nature program on Netflix, or an art-house movie on Vimeo.

This also means it is integrated with your phone through KDE Connect. Check it out: if your phone rings, your YouTube video pauses while you take the call!

For Firefox:
addons.mozilla.org/firefox/add

@vimja, @draemmli, @glow und vielen weiteren in Z眉rich gegen Art. 13 am Demonstrieren.

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it occurs to me that what in IT we call "security" in most other engineering disciplines would be called "basic safety engineering", or even, "material science"

I just updated my du7f to the latest ruby on rails version, which addressed some security issues.
Code: github.com/koalatux/du7f
Instance: du7f.koalatux.ch/

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Make your Bash scripts detect more errors, add this line early in a script:

`set -eu -o pipefail`

`set -e` makes the script fail if a command exits with a non-zero exit status.

`set -u` lets the script fail when you're trying to use not yet defined variables.

`set -o pipefail` will pass on the error from a failed piped command, e.g. `false | true` will then fail, where it would have succeeded otherwise. This one is not available in dash, but in busybox' ash it is.

A simple way to browse the web with the IPv4 address of a remote machine:

Install and configure:
sudo apt install tsocks
cat << EOF > ~/.tsocks.conf
server = 127.0.0.1
server_type = 5
server_port = 1080
EOF

Run in a shell:
ssh -D 1080 myotherhost

Run in another shell:
tsocks firefox -P myotherprofile --no-remote

WARNING: IPv6 connections are not proxied.

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