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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

Zombie Ryushu Re:Now if only... (219 comments)

I had that issue with Pogo Srabble, there are a few work arounds:

1. Use a Hex editor and edit the Version number to one the site likes
2. Use FreshPlayerPlugin with the Chromium version of Flash. That really does work.
3. Use Google Chrome/Chromium.

2 days ago

HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

Zombie Ryushu If I can pay for a house (320 comments)

If I can pay for a house I would summarily refuse to be a member of a homeowners association. At the time of buying, I'd check and make sure there's no Home owner's association or if there was make sure the contract said I was somehow exempt or just not a member of the association and not subjects to its bylaws. Possibly having police or attorney presence.

about three weeks ago

Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

Zombie Ryushu Re:The video game crash of 1983 (191 comments)

Uh no. You are a scum bag, The Video Game Crash happened because for one thing, The Atari 2600 was such an unbelievably primitive system, it was impossible to make complex game with and the NES was a ten year leap ahead in technology.

about a month and a half ago

Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

Zombie Ryushu Yes this is Terrible. (191 comments)

Yes this is Terrible. Yes it was not so much that Apple has a monopoly, as much as Apple's behavior is so totalitarian. I am very anti-DRM and anti-DMCA, and wish there was more anti-DRM and anti-DMCA sentiment in the population at large.

about a month and a half ago

Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Zombie Ryushu Re:Should Allah be translated to God? (880 comments)

Allah is an Arabic Translatiteration of the term Elohah or Elohim, a term used to describe Yahweh in the old testament. Its actually a title.

about a month and a half ago

The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

Zombie Ryushu The Fossile Fuel Advocates can fuck off! (401 comments)

I'm getting tired of the anti-intellectualism here on Slashdot. But look, I want inventions to come along to where we aren't burning coal to make electricity and paying hundreds of US or Canadian or Euro Dollars in money to put Gasoline in our Cars. It SUCKS! and we need to do what ever it takes to find a way to make electricity generation so inexpensive and cost so little that all we have to pay for is the upkeep of the facilities and infrastructure. But I don't want to see smoke stacks belching smoke, and I don't want to see cars that spew Carbon Monoxide. There must be a way. Figure out what that way is.

Stop listening to the Pro-Fossil Fuel Drivel!

about a month and a half ago

Linux 3.18 Released, Lockup Bug Still Present

Zombie Ryushu Don't use Bleeding Edge Kernels (106 comments)

Don't use Bleeding Edge Kernels on Stable Production systems. I still use Kernels for 3.10, and 3.12 with security updates. I can't have Intermittent unexplained lockups.

about 1 month ago

Economist: US Congress Should Hack Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Zombie Ryushu Removing the DMCA is not possible. (129 comments)

Removing the DMCA is not possible. It would require a complete revolution against the US Government on the issue eliminating all participants in every branch of the Government as too many people see the rights of users to control their electronic equipment as the catalyst for a world wide economic depression the likes of which we have never seen,

The US Population has been conditioned since the days of the Atari 2600 Crash of 1983 to believe that limiations on who has the right to make software should be tightly controlled and if its not the result is Market Collapse. This is because the NES "Saved" the Video game industry.

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

Zombie Ryushu I do. (488 comments)

I'm a downstream contributor. I work with two distributions reporting bugs and updating Packages. I have Cluster access to two Distributions. I find that if you are non-coder, Downstream is easier to work with than Upstream. I do this because I run these OSes, and I use them to get work done.

about 2 months ago

Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Zombie Ryushu I suspect the KKK is involved in this some how. (1128 comments)

I suspect the KKK is involved in this some how. This looks like a Classic 1950s/1960s Rigged Jury situation. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the KKK was not somehow involved. It reads like something you'd hear about 50 years ago.

about 2 months ago

Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

Zombie Ryushu Its a step forward, but not a permanent solution. (143 comments)

This is a temporary Measure at best. I see alot of anti-liberal and pro-conservative posts here. Let me make myself absolutely clear:

I'm not pro-development, I'm anti-living-in-the-past and reactionary-ism.

I don't think that cars are a bad thing in and of themselves. I think that cars burning petroleum is a bad thing. We should have cars, everyone needs cars, modernity is built around people having cars. But our cars should not be burning Petroleum. They should run on Electricity or some other Fuel source. There are companies working on that very idea.

Another idea is generating electricity in general. Electricity should be everywhere. We should use many methods to generate it as possible, Hydro Electric damns, Fusion plants, Solar panels, Next Generation Nuclear Fission Plants (not necessarily unsafe ones where the fuel can be weaponized to make an Atomic Bomb.) Wind Turbines, and any number of things, the one thing we shouldn't be doing, is mining and burning Coal.

I never thought Slashdot would become a Michael Savage Bastion of Conservative Clap-traps but it has.

about 2 months ago

If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Zombie Ryushu I have Domain Controllers and a Public IP. (150 comments)

I have Domain Controllers and a Public IP. And access to Tablets that run Cyanogenmod, They have the OwnCloud Client, and I have Root Control of my Tablets. My Domain controllers, at least one of them, sits in a Room and hums away and it has a Mirrored RAID. I can gain Physical access to this machine, and I can Collaborate with other users in my Domain. I can Print and Scan using my Cups and Sane Clients under Android. Even from far away. I have the ease of the Cloud with the security of knowing my data is mine, and not someone else's.

about 3 months ago

Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

Zombie Ryushu Hire Engineers as Employees. (212 comments)

I'm starting to think that State, Provincial, Reigonal, Local and Federal governments should Purchase Technologies from companies, and then hire their own Salaried Engineers to actually handle the operations. Stop creating these service contracts and don't let this nonsense go on.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Zombie Ryushu Linksys E1200 (427 comments)

I've gotten along with DD-WRT and the Linksys E1200. It runs DD-WRT and supports Client Bridging.

about 6 months ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Zombie Ryushu Energy Conservation (710 comments)

People need electricity to conduct the business of their lives. The issue is not that we use electricity, Electricity isn't a pollutant, burning coal is a Pollutant. Electricity use isn't going to go down. The stupidity of this, is that we don't have Thorium power plants, or Microwave Satellites. (I think the reason Solar Power is failing is because the Earth's atmosphere is creating problems for the sun's Energy to reach us, but I could be wrong.)

But we're not, we are still, burning, to our own stupid jackassery, coal. It's insane.

about 6 months ago

China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

Zombie Ryushu Re:Finally! (222 comments)

The AD related stuff has been solved. Samba 4 is compatible with OpenLDAP Schemas and an increasing number of Linux programs support LDAP auto-configurations. Those are your policy objects.

about 8 months ago

HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

Zombie Ryushu Android Tablets and Privacy (182 comments)

I have a huge problem with the fact that Android Tablets and by extension Chrome Books, require the use of Google Services. I have a Domain controller, and VPNs. I have Internal, CalDAV supported Calendaring, Tasks, and Contact distribution list systems. I have Samba File servers, and WebDav Shares with my data. But My data needs to stay My Data. Not Google's Data. When I buy an Android Tablet, I should NOT have to register for a GMAIL account. I don't want a GMail account. I want to log in to my Domain, and have the Android Calendar sync to my Calendars, and Contacts, not Google's. I cannot trust Google to not sync my CalDav based srevices with Google leaking everything on my internal servers to Google. Making an Android Tablet a security threat, and an iPad tablet, an even worse Security threat

about 8 months ago

Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

Zombie Ryushu I don't much care about NetFlix or the Content. (406 comments)

I'm concerned that really, between having UEFI Boot forced on us, and now EME with FireFox, even Linux is losing the war against DRM and as such losing the war on Fair use computing rights entirely. I disgree that the Internet is becoming Cable 2.0, but, the issue is that really, this has escalated beyond a technology issue and into a law and society one. I don't see any real solution to this beyond massive changes at the governmental level. Like:

1. Repeal of the DMCA.
2. Copyright roolled back to 14 years as it was at first
3. No Software patents
4. Internet Providers declared common carrier utilities.

about 8 months ago

The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

Zombie Ryushu You are going to see that where Science conflicts (600 comments)

You are going to see that where Science conflicts with Religion, and in some cases Industry. The Current Science that we have, with the technology and Anthropology we have, rules out the possibility of the Christian religion having any basis in reality. It doesn't rule out the possibility a god exists. It only means that the current dominant Abrahamic religions are not realistic descriptions of the universe we live in.

But these religions justify how we treat other people, why certain social groups are stigmatized, and have a heavy impact on who are leaders are, what our laws are, how we raise our children, and the legitimacy of the standing governments. If the Religions aren't true, then there is no justification for the political positions of MANY people in the US Government.

In other cases, its that we are so dependent on dangerous sources of fuel, like Coal, and Petroleum, that there is the fear of an economic death spiral. So we shut our eyes and want to live in fantasy land, until it kills us.

about 9 months ago



How will Samba 4 affect existing Linux Directory Services

Zombie Ryushu Zombie Ryushu writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Zombie Ryushu (803103) writes "Samba 4.0 has introduced Release Candiadate stage. How will this affect existing Open Directory (OpenLDAP with Kerberos and Samba 3) infrastructures?

Since 2005, The combination of OpenLDAP, Heimdal Kerberos, and Samba 3 has been a staple in the Linux Infrastructure, with other services such as FreeRadius, NFSv4, and AFS being tacked on for good measure.
Many if not most Linux based utilities support LDAP. Unlike Samba 3, which functioned as an OpenLDAP based application, Samba 4 completely replaces OpenLDAP, and Heimdal Kerberos. Consider the following. Samba 3, while far beyond what Windows NT4 was ever capable of, expanded the NT4 Domain concept far beyond it' design limiations. In the most recent era, Samba 3.5 and 3.6, created an enhanced form of NT Domain Authentication just for interoperability with Windows 7. (This is very fascinating because it uses Windows 2003 Sign and Seal with NT4 Authentication, something NT4 never could do.) So it can be be said, while Windows 7 expressly drops support for Windows NT4, Windows 7 has express support for Samba 3.

Yet the sword of Damoclese has swung over the head of Samba 3.x for a long while. Vista dropped support for NT4 Style System Policies, requiring administrators to resort to registry Trickery with Wine and third party policy tools such as NitroBit.

Samba 3 brought about a form of NT Domain that supported LDAP as a backend, could use Kerberos for Authentication both for file shares and joining the Domain. (Although only other Samba clients could utilize the Kerberos aspects of Samba 3.) Could delf out policy by OU. With help from OpenLDAP, Samba 3 could overcome the single PDC limitation, and all Samba Domain Controllers could be writable PDCs because OpenLDAP supported Multi-master Replication.

Beyond Samba, FreeRadius could use LDAP for authentication, Evolution could garner configuration information from OpenLDAP, for IMAP and SMTP settings (CalDAV Support was never added, even though there were feilds in the OpenLDAP schema for the three CalDAV based Calendar, Addressbook, and Task List.) This cooperated with eGroupware. Sudo could draw Sudoers from OpenLDAP, as could NSS. Each had their own unique Schemas.

Unlike when Windows moved from NT4 Domains too AD, the movement was simple, before, you had no Directory Service, and now, boom! you do. In the Linux world LDAP has been a reality for a long time. Many applications are built to participate in Open Directory based Domains based on OpenLDAP Schemas. What happens if the Schemas conflict definitions? How will this be resolved?"

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Mandriva Linux 2008.01 Released

Zombie Ryushu Zombie Ryushu writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Zombie Ryushu (803103) writes "Mandriva 2008.1 (Spring edition) has been released.

Mandriva 2008.1 has been released as of Wednesday April 9th. This Spring installment includes the Codeina framework has been introduced, providing automatic installation of codecs to play media files for which support is not already available, The PulseAudio audio framework has been adopted by default. Significant improvements to the Mandriva software installation tools, in the design of the interface, the available sorting and layout options, and the way extended package information is handled, support for KDE 4.0.3 as an option, and many many other improvements."

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