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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

FudRucker Hey Debian Developers (547 comments)

why not do this, build Jessie in such a way that during the install of Debian Jessie put an option so the user can select either init system so there is a tick option to either select systemD or old traditional init system that debian has used for years, can Debian Jessie be built in such a way that during install the user has a choice to go with either system???
i been using debian & slackware exclusively for the last few years because they are the last two remaining old school distros and if Jessie goes full tilt towards systemD i will be forced to abandon Debian

3 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

FudRucker Re:Hope! (519 comments)

maybe systemD will cause a Fork in the Debian distro,

i like Slackware too, maybe Slackian_Debware

Gentoo users will make a Debtoo

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

FudRucker Re:Some Sense Restored? (519 comments)

i have to agree, i was running Jessie for a while and systemD is just awful, i rather have the old init system that Debian has used for years, it works and i figure if it isn't broken don't fix it, i have since removed Jessie and switched to Slackware and have made up my mind to stick with Slack and keep my eye out for using only non systemD distros

about a week ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

FudRucker i think it will cause a fracutring of the internet (179 comments)

and it already has in a few places, i think Iran has pulled the plug

i think more nations will cut the international wires and develop their own internet within their own nation's borders sort of like a Nation wide LAN, various governments may have some international connections to the WWW but there will be mostly separation between nation's, i dont mind this at all and would stop most of the international cybercrime,

about two weeks ago
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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

FudRucker not totally (238 comments)

i like good science, i hate pseudoscience

i hate high tech hardware that is locked down for my own good, maybe bought an Android tablet for the specific purpose of wiping android off and putting a vanilla Linux distro on it like Debian or Gentoo or maybe Slackware, and most tablets wont boot from other sources, and even if you mount it as a removable storage device and manually delete everything you can on it once it reboots the dang system gets replaced with a fresh copy (system on a chip???) i dont know for sure but i really hate tablets because nothing can be done to them and i got to run the OS that comes with it, and google store is packed full of crappy spamware, ok rant over because i am digressing, thanks

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

FudRucker Re:Just fucking leave it alone! (774 comments)

Absolute and Salix are two distros not listed i can say they are good distros that stick close enough to the parent distro that you can mix packages

about two weeks ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

FudRucker Re:I bet the NSA offers him a job (195 comments)

those government knuckleheads have about as much sense as the three stooges!!!

about three weeks ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

FudRucker they are going to hate me even more than that (488 comments)

because soon i am going to go completely off the grid, no electricity except for solar, water will either be bottled, or if i get dig a well i will put in a lever hand pump, and for heat a wood stove, no more air conditioning and no more refrigeration, i will build a composting toilet which is legal, research composting toilets if anyone plans on going off the grid, i will figure out a way to recharge a cellphone by solar power because i do want to remain in communication with family and friends

about three weeks ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

FudRucker I bet the NSA offers him a job (195 comments)

no text here, the comment is in the subject line, thank you for participating in Slashdot.org and have a nice day

about three weeks ago
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NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

FudRucker Nvidia is shooting themselves in the foot (192 comments)

the FOSS community wont stand for it, they will just abandon Nvidia and focus on just maintaining drivers for old cards, and put their efforts in to either hacking driver signatures or ignoring the new nvidia cards and focusing on other cards like ATI and Intel

about a month ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

FudRucker Re:Can't be pirated? (358 comments)

it can still be pirated, just run line level audio-out on your home stereo to audio line-in on a PC and some recording software and BAM! instant pirate, just do a test run or two to make sure you have the mixer volume levels good so it is not too quiet or not so loud that it picks up noise, there is always a sweet spot where it will sound good

about a month ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

FudRucker lulz!!! U2 is disgruntled (358 comments)

because even though they gave away their latest album nobody wanted it

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

FudRucker not everyone is a U2 fan (610 comments)

sure they have a few hit songs, and i enjoy listening when they are played on the FM radio but i wont go buying their music, i dont buy any music or movies anymore, i just dont consider my income disposable like that anymore, i rather save it for more important expenses

about a month ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

FudRucker Re:Welcome to America! (462 comments)

capitalists??? they are highway robbers, worse than your normal criminals because they use the protection of government to commit their crimes,

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

FudRucker Re:I don't even wear watches (471 comments)

i have a wrist watch, but my motorcycle wears it for me

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

FudRucker just one (471 comments)

the app that tell the date and time, i want my watch to remain stupid and not connected to the internet

about a month and a half ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

FudRucker if you really want to cut emissions (491 comments)

kill the commercial airline industry and make people stay home, and QUIT importing crap from all over the world because those HUGE cargo ships burn some of the nastiest fuel in the world, keep manufacturing in home countries, if Sony wants to sell electronics in the USA they need to build them in the USA, same with all other manufacturing, so reconfigure the global economy so companies have to build what they want to sell in those host countries

about a month and a half ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

FudRucker nude selfies copyrighted? (134 comments)

i thought copyrights had to be applied for like a patent?

so i can take some nude selfies and then leak them and then sue for millions?

i smell an Underpants Gnome method of profiteering brewing here, must be some stinky underpants if i can smell them from here

about a month and a half ago

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Spyware used by governments poses as Firefox, and Mozilla is angry

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  about a year and a half ago

FudRucker (866063) writes "Mozilla has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a company that sells spyware allegedly disguised as the Firefox browser to governments. The action follows a report by Citizen Lab, which identifies 36 countries (including the US) hosting command and control servers for FinFisher, a type of surveillance software. Also known as FinSpy, the software is sold by UK-based Gamma International to governments, which use it in criminal investigations and allegedly for spying on dissidents."
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2,000-year-old Greek computer comes back to life

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FudRucker writes "Watch a working model of the ancient clockwork device that some call the world's first computer.
A mysterious clockwork object made up of numerous meshed cogs that was discovered more than a century ago among the cargo of a Greek shipwreck. Brought back to life with a flash video demonstation.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2008/dec/11/antikythera-first-computer"

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Credit Card companies bully Mythbusters about RFID

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FudRucker writes "Adam Savage telling the folks at the HOPE hackercon about how the Discovery Channel was bullied by big credit-card companies out of airing a program about how crappy the security in RFID tags is."
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Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FudRucker writes "A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found.

The new form of attack indicates that little progress has been made in defusing the threat of botnets, networks of infected computers that criminals use to send spam, steal passwords and do other forms of damage, according to computer security investigators.

In these examples as well as a range of others, the gang infected a machine belonging to an administrator and then used Microsoft administrative tools to infect all the computers for which that person had responsibility, Mr. Stewart said."

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were going to visit the sun.

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FudRucker writes "June 10, 2008: For more than 400 years, astronomers have studied the sun from afar. Now NASA has decided to go there.

"We are going to visit a living, breathing star for the first time," says program scientist Lika Guhathakurta of NASA Headquarters. "This is an unexplored region of the solar system and the possibilities for discovery are off the charts.""

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Shooting for Record Books With Firefox 3 Release

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FudRucker writes "Mozilla on Wednesday started a campaign asking users to pledge to download the next full release of its browser on the day it is available so the release can set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours."
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FBI: China may use counterfeit Cisco routers

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FudRucker writes "An FBI presentation states that China has counterfeited Cisco Systems network routers and may be using the equipment to penetrate U.S. government and private sector computer networks. Federal authorities in February seized some 400 counterfeit Cisco Systems knockoffs worth $76 million. The equipment included routers, switches, gigabit interface converters and WAN interface cards."
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Nasa plans landing on 40m-wide asteroid

FudRucker FudRucker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FudRucker writes "It was once considered the most dangerous object in the universe, heading for Earth with the explosive power of 84 Hiroshimas. Now an asteroid called 2000SG344, a lump of rock barely the size of a large yacht, is in the spotlight again, this time as a contender for the next giant leap for mankind."
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