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Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every two weeks TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.

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Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every two weeks TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.

    421: Firewall Fun

    421: Firewall Fun

    We explore the latest round of Windows vulnerabilities and Jim shares his journey adding OPNsense to his firewall family.


    Plus a look back at Apollo-era audio that's still relevant today with the surprising story of the Quindar tones.
    Links:
    Critical Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
    Win10 Crypto Vulnerability: Cheating in Elliptic Curve Billiards 2
    NSA discovers a serious flaw in Windows 10
    Exploiting CVE-2020-0601
    CVE-2020-0601 POC
    NSA Cybersecurity Advisory on CryptoAPI Flaw
    Why can’t I get to the internet on my new OPNsense install?! - Jim's Blog
    OPNsense: a true open source security platform and more
    There's An Actual Name And Reason For Those Beeps You Hear In Recordings Of Astronauts In Space
    Quindar Tones
    Cap'n Crunch Whistle and the Secrets of the Little Blue Box

    • 25 min
    420: Choose Your Own Compiler

    420: Choose Your Own Compiler

    Compiling the Linux kernel with Clang has never been easier, so we explore this alternative compiler and what it brings to the ecosystem.


    Plus Debian's continued init system debate, and our frustrations over 5G reporting.
    Links:
    5G Underwhelms in Its First Big Test - WSJHow South Korea built 5G, and what it's learning - RCR Wireless NewsAfter seven months, here’s what South Korea can teach us about 5G - CNASouth Korea secures 4 million 5G subscribers | ZDNetDebian Developers Take To Voting Over Init System DiversityDebian GR ResultsGeneral Resolution: Init systems and systemdRinging In 2020 By Clang’ing The Linux 5.5 Kernel - Benchmarks Of GCC vs. Clang Built KernelsUsing LLVM Clang To Compile The Linux Kernel Is Heating Up Again Thanks To GoogleBuilding the kernel with Clang - LWNClangBuiltLinuxCompiling the Linux kernel with LLVM tools (FOSDEM 2019)

    • 24 min
    419: Nebulous Networking

    419: Nebulous Networking

    From classifying cats to colorizing old photos we share our top tips and tools for starting your machine learning journey. Plus, learn why Nebula is our favorite new VPN technology, and how it can help simplify and secure your network.
    Links:
    Introducing Nebula, the open source global overlay network from Slack
    nebula: A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security
    Nebula VPN routes between hosts privately, flexibly, and efficiently
    How to set up your own Nebula mesh VPN, step by step
    LINUX Unplugged 329: Flat Network Truthers
    Cloudy with a chance of neurons: The tools that make neural networks work
    Welcome To Colaboratory
    ImageColorizer Notebook
    DeOldify: A Deep Learning based project for colorizing and restoring old images (and video!)

    • 33 min
    418: 5G Fundamentals

    418: 5G Fundamentals

    As the rollout of 5G finally arrives, we take some time to explain the fundamentals of the next generation of wireless technology.


    Plus the surprising performance of eero's mesh Wi-Fi, some great news for WireGuard, and an update on the Librem 5.
    Links:
    T-Mobile launches 600MHz 5G across the US, but no one can use it yetStudy confirms AT&T’s fake 5G E network is no faster than Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint 4G5G on the horizon: Here’s what it is and what’s comingCan 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?The Snapdragon 865 will make phones worse in 2020, thanks to mandatory 5GLibrem 5 backers have begun receiving their Linux phonesAmazon’s inexpensive Eero mesh Wi-Fi kit is shockingly goodWireGuard VPN is a step closer to mainstream adoption

    • 34 min
    417: Machine Learning Magic

    417: Machine Learning Magic

    We explore the rapid adoption of machine learning, its impact on computer architecture, and how to avoid AI snake oil.


    Plus so-so SSD security, and a new wireless protocol that works best where the Wi-Fi sucks.
    Links:
    “Where the Wi-Fi sucks” is where a new wireless protocol does its magic
    Ubiquiti’s new “Amplifi Alien” is a mesh-capable Wi-Fi 6 router
    Self-encrypting deception: weaknesses in the encryption of solid state drives
    Securely erase a solid-state drive
    Solid state drive/Memory cell clearing - ArchWiki
    The Deep Learning Revolution and Its Implications for Computer Architecture and Chip Design
    Intel Core i9-10980XE—a step forward for AI, a step back for everything else
    How to recognize AI snake oil

    • 26 min
    416: I.T. Phone Home

    416: I.T. Phone Home

    Ubiquiti's troublesome new telemetry, Jim's take on the modern Microsoft, and why Project Silica just might be the future of long term storage.
    Links:
    Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it? — Ubiquiti Networks is fending off customer complaints after emitting a firmware update that caused its UniFi wireless routers to quietly phone HQ with telemetry.UI official: urgent, please answer | Ubiquiti Community
    Update: UniFi Phone Home/Performance Data Collection | Ubiquiti Community
    Possible example data
    Latest firmware with changes
    Microsoft’s Project Silica offers robust thousand-year storage | Ars Technica — Silica aims to replace both tape and optical archival discs as the media of choice for large-scale, (very) long duration cold storage.Project Silica
    The Future of Data Storage
    Microsoft Ignite 2019
    Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux. But will anybody use it? | Ars Technica — At Microsoft Ignite a slide announced that Microsoft's project to rebase its perennially unloved Edge browser on Google's open source project Chromium is well underway. Sharper-eyed attendees also noticed a promise for future Linux support.Has Microsoft Changed?
    This isn’t your father’s Microsoft

    • 27 min

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