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posted by mrpg on Saturday December 16 2017, @03:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the #! dept.

Lifehacker has an Interview with Brian Fox, the author of the Bash shell.

Brian Fox is a titan of open source software. As the first employee of Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation, he wrote several core GNU components, including the GNU Bash shell. Now he’s a board member of the National Association of Voting Officials and co-founder of Orchid Labs, which delivers uncensored and private internet access to users like those behind China’s firewall. We talked to him about his career and how he works.

[...] I first recall being interested in technology at the age of 6. My father, a physicist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, had a teletype machine in the basement of the house we were living in. It connected to BBN via a modem. The baud rate was probably around 110bps—quite low. I used to hold down the CTRL key while pressing “G”, which would cause the bell to ring.

[...] I joined with my other 4 co-founders in 2017 to create the Orchid Protocol for a truly decentralized, surveillance-free internet.

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  • (Score: 2) by RamiK on Sunday December 17 2017, @06:46PM

    by RamiK (1813) on Sunday December 17 2017, @06:46PM (#611037)

    Even NYT's and the Washington Post's paywall can be obviated by turning off first party scripting heh.

    "restrictive uMatrix...regardless of domain" meant I've disabled first party scripting by default:

    https-strict: behind-the-scene false
    matrix-off: about-scheme true
    matrix-off: behind-the-scene true
    matrix-off: chrome-extension-scheme true
    matrix-off: chrome-scheme true
    matrix-off: localhost true
    matrix-off: moz-extension-scheme true
    matrix-off: opera-scheme true
    referrer-spoof: behind-the-scene false
    * * * block
    * * cookie allow
    * * css allow
    * * frame block
    * * image allow
    * * xhr block

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