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Public Eye Lifetime Award 2014 - Our Comments [en/de]

Category: general,
Source: action,
Languages: de, en,
Type:
update
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Public Eye Lifetime Award 2014

our comment about the polls

unser Kommentar zu den Abstimmungen





Public Eye Lifetime Award 2014 [en]

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.

Vote for the worst behaving company. Take part in the poll for the Public Eye Lifetime Award, 2014.

Six companies can be voted: Goldman Sachs, Glencore, Chevron, Walmart, Gazprom and Dow Chemical.

Among our favourites are Chevron for spilling 17 million gallons of crude oil, 64 billion liters of toxic waste and flaring gas in the Amazon rainforest polluting huge areas and having caused many people to die of cancer and having brought some indigenous tribes close to extinction. The company strictly refuses trying to do something to remedy the harm.

Goldman Sachs may be voted for its role in the Euro Crises having first obscured Greece´s public deficit by accounting tricks before the launch of the Euro and then profited a lot from it by betting against Greek government bonds; its active role in the crises has helped to make the rich richer while sending Millions of people into poverty.





confinedrv - small update to v1.7.1

Category: programs,
Source: drvtools,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.
miniupdate to version 1.7.1.



S-FSL v1.6 published

Category: techdoc,
Source: software,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.
Version 1.6 of the Scripting Free Software License has been published (S-FSL v1.6). Properties of the license: per file checksums, revenue dispense, disputed where first original author lives. Currently confinedrv-v1.7 is available under this license with the free branching option. Other programs provided by elstel.org will follow on request or the next update.



confinedrv - release of v1.7

Category: programs,
Source: drvtools,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.
confinedrv limits read/write access for certain partitions of a hard drive in order to boot multiple times from the same hard drive with virtualization software like qemu.

improvements by version 1.7:
  • Certain boot problems which have arised under respective circumstances with v1.2.1 due to err-ing out gap spaces needed by grub or other loaders rather than zeroing them out or making them available as read-only should now be resolved (default currently is to zero out). It is important for grub that the partition where grub resides (i.e. the menu.lst) is at least readable.
  • choose for any of three modes for every partition: read, write, error or zero (sdx=sda:r1:e2,3:w5,6,7:z8); default is now to zero out any parition which has not been mentioned rather than letting any access err there (example makes a.o. partitions 5, 6, 7 writable and partitions 2, 3 err.).
  • The --gap and --mbr options provide means for specifying the access rights for gaps between primary partitions or all the space before the first partition including the partition table and the MBR respectively.
  • The [--noannot] --info sdx now provides a better readable map of the partition table annotated with symbolic references for the start and end of partitions by default. --loopusage shows all loop devices in use by confinedrv.