Comment #28 : Bug #255161 : Bugs : “cupsys” package : Ubuntu
file(1) bug causes the input Postscript file to be misidentified as an Erlang JAM file if it contains the string ‘Tue’ starting at byte 4.
(tags: via:hackernews file unix cups printing funny bugs fail ubuntu linux)
Syria’s 2012 internet disconnection wasn’t on purpose
According to Edward Snowden, it was a side-effect of the NSA attempting to install an exploit in one of the core routers at a major Syrian ISP, and accidentally bricking the router
(tags: routers exploits hacking software tao nsa edward-snowden syria internet privacy)
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED
Snowden interviewed by James “The Puzzle Palace” Bamford, no less
(tags: james-bamford nsa edward-snowden wired interviews toread leaks whistleblowers us-politics)
Profiling Hadoop jobs with Riemann
I’ve built a very simple distributed profiler for soft-real-time telemetry from hundreds to thousands of JVMs concurrently. It’s nowhere near as comprehensive in its analysis as, say, Yourkit, but it can tell you, across a distributed system, which functions are taking the most time, and what their dominant callers are.Potentially useful.
(tags: riemann profiling aphyr hadoop emr performance monitoring)