If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data
I don't think the command line is an issue. I don't think instructing a user to open a terminal and issue commands is any harder than having them open regedit and add obscure keys.
The really sweet spot is a well designed GUI configuration utility which allows you to generate approriate command line scripts to allow the configuration to be duplicated. Unfortunately, this is rare in the Unix world and non-existent in Windows.
Compared to GUIs, command line interfaces are stable. I am still using commands for 20+ years ago to adminster modern systems, while the recent "upgrade" to Win7/2008 has made so many changes to the interface that it seems like I have to relearn it each time I use it.
How Poor Punctuation Can Break Windows
Windows has its own version of shellshock in CMD.EXE
C:\Usersl>set foo=bar^&ping -n 1 google.com
Pinging google.com [188.8.131.52] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=250
Ping statistics for 220.127.116.11:
Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 1, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 8ms, Maximum = 8ms, Average = 8ms
Unlike Linux, I don't think this has been patched.
Microsoft Announces Windows 10
In Linux, the killer feature is that each desktop has a separate taskbar. I once had several major migrations running from my workstation, and had a separate deskop named for each one of them. This feature made keeping track of the tasks in each project much easier.
Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise Model Being Restored Again
In TOS, if watch The Doomsday Machine episode, it is obvious that the the damage Constellation had was caused by something like a lighter. There is some debate as to whether the model was actually one of those Revell models we used to get as kids at the local Gemco, or if it was the crappiest version of the full scale models. Given that it would be easier to generate those kinds of burns on a smaller Revell model, I would guess the former.
Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text
I once had a computer which did that, a Commodore 64. I am pretty sure most others at that time were that way too. The whole "store the O/S on a R/W hard drive" was an IBM PC/Microsoft idea, as were viruses.
A ROM based system with Ubuntu or Knoppix would be pretty sweet for surfing teh Interwebs.
Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans
In other words, stop buying shit made in China. If enough people do that then even the 1% will listen. Even in the US, it is still easy to find shit made here - you just have to look. And most of the the time the price is about the same and the quality is better.
China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use
I mean, isn't all of Apples shit made in China anyway? That would be like the US government banning GM cars.
The Hacking of NASDAQ
How is that different than any other member of congress?
Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia
I'm guessing that less than 2% of you know probably what the heck I'm talking about here.
Missed it by THAT much? Agent 86 once said that after he almost shot his dick off. I wonder if he ever screwed Agent 99? Man, I used to think she was hot. And the Cone of Silence? I saw a real one in action while on jury duty once. The judge lowered this stupid contraption when he was talking with the lawyers. It made this white noise which gave everyone headaches but I had no problem hearing their entire conversation from the other side of the room...
Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
Last week I swiped my card at a gas station pump before noticing the tamper proof seals had been broken. I have replaced the card, but while waiting for the new card I used cash. You tend to conserve more money when it is cold, hard cash instead of of just swiping a card. Less surface area for compromise as well.
The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban
All of those small family bookstores that Barnes and Noble and Borders put out of business about 15-20 years ago? Guess what, they are back in business. The just sell through Amazon now.
The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
If the Israelis were to set up constant patrols over Gaza with them, that little rocket firing business would dry up real fast. Fire a rocket, expect a 30 mike-mike up your ass.
The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
The parent is wrong. Nothing has replaced the A-10. The Pentagon tried to kill the Warthog earilier this year until everyone who actually uses them screamed bloody murder.
This fricken plane is airworthy with half a wing and an engine missing. Could the F-35 do that?
The Iraqis don't want us to send troops over there to deal with the ISIS business. They have plenty of troops of their own. What they have asked for is some air support. Immagine what a couple of A-10 squadrons would do there..
Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California
Must have been taught by the LAUSD.
Not A Hoverboard, but Close (Video)
If you are going to blow a lot of money on a skateboard, check out one of these.
30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL
Very large and very secure, though I wouldn't want to type it 100 times a day....
NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car
Playing fetch with my Black Lab is cruel. To me. After a day with her, I feel like I am ready to blow out a rotator cuff or need Tommy John surgery. The damn dog NEVER gets tired. Walking her in the usual fashion is impossible. The only way I can reasonably "walk" her is with a skateboard. Specifically a Landyachtz Evo downhill racer. Riding a skateboard at Black Lab speeds can be terrifying, but one of those bad boys is super stable. Still doesn't tire the dog, though. :)
Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation
You could just go to http://www.netcraft.com which has a search function to do just that. They also have an anti-fishing toolbar which will give very detailed information about a site. For example:
Site title Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters Date first seen September 2004
Site rank 5747 Primary language English
Description Not Present
Keywords Not Present
Site http://it.slashdot.org Netblock Owner SourceForge, Inc.
Domain slashdot.org Nameserver ns1.p03.dynect.net
IP address 18.104.22.168 DNS admin firstname.lastname@example.org
IPv6 address Not Present Reverse DNS star.slashdot.org
Domain registrar pir.org Nameserver organisation whois.dyndns.com
Organisation Dice Holdings, Inc., New York, 10018, US Hosting company Dynamic Network Services, Inc.
Top Level Domain Organization entities (.org) DNS Security Extensions unknown
Hosting country US
Netblock owner IP address OS Web server Last seen Refresh
SourceForge, Inc. 12150 Meredith Drive Urbandale IA US 50323 22.214.171.124 unknown Apache/2.2.3 CentOS 13-Dec-2013
60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S
I wouldn't mind dropping one of those electric motors in my Camaro so I could do things like this.
Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh
I submitted this to solyentnews.org yesterday. soylentnews is a fork of /. after the beta fiasco. If you hate dice, check it out. No ads or trackers either. My ghostery seems to look lost whenever I go there. :)
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