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Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

F.Ultra Re: What took them so long? (193 comments)

A really secure air gap that would work with continous data streams should be built somewhat like this. 1. Define a simple protocol for the instructions. In the case of this steel mill it should be "produce x amount of class y steel". Thus there is limited ways of compromising the system via the protocol since there is no detailed instructions to fuck up the mill as in the article. 2. Air gap it by having the computer connected to the internet print out the order to paper. The the operator moves that paper to the production machine where it is scanned and ocr:ed

yesterday
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Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015

F.Ultra Re:Alternative? (75 comments)

Yes it sais so and links straight to the ppapi code used in chrome which is fully open source: https://src.chromium.org/viewv... . Hell even the chrome repository for ppapi is full of examle code if you want to write your own plugins.

about a week ago
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Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015

F.Ultra Re:Alternative? (75 comments)

It's so secret that they have their own Google Code page for it over at https://code.google.com/p/ppap... with full source available for download including SDKs for plugin developers.

about a week ago
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Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

F.Ultra Re: (127 comments)

Here in Sweden we have different papers for each party, that is instead of crossing of a name you put a whole paper for party x into an envelope. Pro is that this makes the counting much easier and also is not complicated for the voter. Con is that it's very expensive for a new/small party to print and distribute papers to all voting places (if you get over 1% in an election then the state will pay and manage the distribution). You can also write the party name on a black piece of paper if you want to (or if the party you want to vote for doesn't have papers in your voting place) which of course negates the pro but it's rare enough to not make a real impact.

If there's a yes/no vote done then each such vote gets their own envelope and there is a yes or no paper to choose from, so no crossing their either.

about three weeks ago
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Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

F.Ultra Re: (127 comments)

Probably driven by the media since they want a result as quickly as possible so they can sell more tv-time. I have no idea how the presidential election works in the US but I assume here that the president elect doesn't take over directly, it probably takes some months before he/she can take office anyways so time should not be an issue for the election in it self. And also since the result is to last for four years, having a result in seconds seams quite useless.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Debian OS is no longer of use to me now (581 comments)

How, especially since systemd (the systemd) contains of a lot of separate binaries that actually does one thing?

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Debian OS is no longer of use to me now (581 comments)

In other words, you have no capability to answer it since you really don't know how systemd works or what the Unix way is.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Debian OS is no longer of use to me now (581 comments)

No it doesnt. There is a "show the system log as a http service" daemon that is bundled with systemd, it's not running unless you manually enable it and it's not part of the systemd binary that handles init. So still not an example of a non Unix thing.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

If all upstream packages already have sysvinit scripts then what is your problem with the GR? It's only about the situation where upstream only supplies a systemd unit file.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

In which distant world is "tmpfiles-setup-dev" a nondescript name? Is really that hard to kind of understand that it creates temporary nodes in /dev ?

How to tell what is going to execute when my machine boots: "systemctl" or "systemctl list-unit-files" depending upon how you want to format that list.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

Which once again shows that you do not know how systemd works. Why would it run ls, cat and grep as deamons and why once again do you think that systemd would "do them" when it would be separate binaries if the systemd developers decided to replace them. Are you also mad that GNU replaced them from the old Unix variants?

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

Changes to /etc/resolv.conf are usable directly regardless if you use resolvconf or not. If you are using the Ubuntu Desktop edition however this file will be overwritten by resolvconf on the next reboot, I however was under the impression that the parent where talking about the server edition and there this file survives a reboot unless you use dhcp.

about a month ago
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Windows Kernel Version Bumped To 10.0

F.Ultra Re:Guffaw! So much overhaul it's FOUR better! (171 comments)

Even if you misused the API you wouldn't ever get the problem that is "windows 9*", that kind of string is not available using the API and instead one have to create that string yourself by knowing that major=4 is 95 and so on.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Debian OS is no longer of use to me now (581 comments)

You forgot to bold the most important part of that quote: but those are details, not big issues

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

What dizzlying pile of config files with non-descript names. In SysVinit we have openssh and in systemd we have openssh.service . apache vs apache.service and so on. Where are the non-descript names and if so how do they differ from their SysVinit counterparts?

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Signs clear enough even for a layman (581 comments)

They are not wrong, What is wrong however is the claim that systemd somehow should be anti the Unix philosophy, actually last I checked, systemd contained of a lot of binaries that each did one thing. Even claiming that SysVinit does one thing, or that it does it good, is bending reality.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

actually you can still edit /etc/resolv.conf even when resolvconf is installed. I use that on all our Ubuntu servers with no problem.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

F.Ultra Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

So you volunteer to manage unit files, upstart files, init scripts etc for all the tens of thousands of packages in say Debian in order to support all the different init systems out there?

about a month ago

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