S2E16: "Playin' Cornhole"

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In this episode we discuss some LinkedIn open-source software, a TON of system metrics tools, and the huge Equifax fail. The birth of the “Amir” inside joke.


  • You’ve probably (hopefully) heard of BlueBorne by now.
  • We found a demonstration of breaking the x86 instruction set.
  • It finally happened someone was imprisoned for selling VPNs in China. We mentioned China and VPNs in S1E5.
    • Note that some of the terminology, language, etc. is mangled in the article; either due to mistranslation or to avoid being indexed and detected by China’s content filtering crawlers.
  • Some of the legal action against Lenovo is coming to a head.
    • You can hear us talk about Lenovo’s “fish-y” (pun intended) practices in the following: S0E14, S0E16, and S1E17.
  • There has been a largescale phishing at MacEwan University (better source).
  • Jeremy Pournell has passed.


Starts at 15m34s.

I was drinking Bulleit 10-year bourbon (again). Paden was drinking Glenlivet again. Jthan was drinking Denver Brewing Company’s Princess Yum-Yum.

  • Apparently LinkedIn has F/OSS. who knew?

Sysbadministration Award

In this segment, we highlight system administration mistakes. Think of them as the IT equivalent of the Darwin Awards. (40m56s)

Equifax is just a cacophany of fail. We don’t even know where to begin, so here’s a link dump:

Additionally, Netscape Navigator is even mentioned on their site. Netscape. Navigator.


  • When talking about speedtest-cli, I thought it might provide XML output. It does not, but it DOES indeed offer CSV or JSON results output.
  • I didn’t even bother including Jthan’s paste
  • I said it was “mirror.square-r00t.com” – it’s actually mirror.square-r00t.NET, oops. :)


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Intro Ocean Ending Soft and Furious click CC0 1.0
Outro Love to Last a Lifetime Pisces click CC-BY-SA 4.0
(All music is royalty-free, properly licensed for use, used under fair use, or public domain.)



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