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Cut the cord and get away from cable television, part 1

This is going to be a multi-part post series that details how you can cut the cord and get away from cable television permanently and forever. The world is evolving, and with that, technology is getting crazy. In the past I wrote a few articles on how best to setup Transmission as well as setting up some blocklists to keep nosy universities and other baddies from spying on your activities. In the next few posts, we are getting away from torrents and going old-school…well, not entirely old-school, as the methods I’m going to teach you are all alive and kicking very well. In fact, they are probably more stable, secure, and active than torrents ever were or will be. The topic at hand will be usenet. With a good usenet setup you can automate your entire movie and television library, and maybe even your music library if you don’t mind…

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Manually upgrade to the latest Debian kernel

I recently ran into quite a few problems with one of my Debian servers attributed to an outdated kernel. For whatever reason, the specific set of software I was using had gotten updated, and that update forced a kernel level that unless met, would produce tons of issues. Needless to say, I needed to upgrade my Debian installation to a kernel version higher than what was available in the default repositories. Using the following few commands (plus one custom command I wrote) you can easily get your Debian server on the absolute latest Linux Kernel available. The first command is going to add the Stretch backports into our repo list. echo “deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null Issue the next command to go ahead and upgrade all packages on your system using the backports repo so that nothing is broken by moving up to the…

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