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Blog Entry "Active Management Technology": The obscure remote control in some Intel hardware
by Ward Vandewege published Jun 19, 2014 last modified Jun 16, 2016 11:28 AM
Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) is a proprietary remote management and control system for personal computers with Intel CPUs. It is dangerous because it has full access to personal computer hardware at a very low level, and its code is secret and proprietary.
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Blog Entry Troff document New fsfstatus notification account
by Ward Vandewege published Aug 28, 2013
The FSF has a new out-of-band notification account at We post updates on planned and unplanned service outages there.
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Blog Entry World IPv6 day
by Ward Vandewege published Jun 06, 2012 last modified Jun 06, 2012 12:24 PM
June 6th, 2012 is World IPv6 Day. The most important GNU/FSF sites are available on native IPv6.
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Blog Entry GNU/FSF servers are moving
by Ward Vandewege published Feb 22, 2012 last modified Feb 22, 2012 04:51 PM
The GNU/FSF servers are moving between February 22nd and March 1st, 2012. There will be service interruptions during that period. There will be a multi-hour outage for most services on February 28th, 2012, starting at 10am EST (UTC/GMT -5).
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Automating systems at the FSF
by Ward Vandewege published Dec 13, 2011 last modified Oct 11, 2012 04:45 PM
The sysadmins at the FSF have put great effort into consolidating our server infrastructure over the past 12 months. We have retired more than a dozen servers in the process, and now host most of our infrastructure on three potent machines with many CPU cores, ample RAM, and plenty of disk space. As you may know, we use Xen to virtualize our servers. Virtualization allows us to securely partition our servers into many virtual machines, each dedicated to a limited number of tasks.
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fencepost mail settings
by Ward Vandewege last modified Feb 27, 2020 12:53 PM
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Silicon Mechanics to ship servers with free BIOS preinstalled
by Ward Vandewege published Apr 17, 2008 last modified May 17, 2010 04:45 PM
Silicon Mechanics has announced they will ship their A236 with a free BIOS -- coreboot -- preinstalled.
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by Ward Vandewege published Feb 06, 2008 last modified Feb 06, 2008 05:44 PM
Located in About / Systems
the problem with the iPhone
by Ward Vandewege published Jan 12, 2007 last modified May 17, 2010 04:45 PM
The iPhone will be a walled garden.
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