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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 two weeks ago
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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 a month ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

Zombie Ryushu Blender should file a Counter Claim against Sony (306 comments)

Blender should file a Counter Claim against Sony. As well as try and get a strike against Sony for this. There is a term for this, False Flag abuse.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

Zombie Ryushu Re:What the hell is wrong with some people? (266 comments)

I am incapable of fixing it. (and I have a Bachelors degree of IT/CS) and I'll assume the person posting can't fix it. An upstanding member of the community NEEDS to fix this. I am ashamed over this.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

Zombie Ryushu Re:It's been bisected and confirmed (266 comments)

Could you create a downstream diff at the distribution level to resolve the bug?

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

Zombie Ryushu As someone who is Handicapped (266 comments)

I support fixing this bug, Linux has far too many issues with this.

about 5 months ago
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You Can't Kid a Kidder: Comcast's Cohen May Have Met His Match In FCC's Wheeler

Zombie Ryushu Cable is too locked down. (56 comments)

Cable is too locked down. I consider myself a Cord Cutter. Because now, Every channel on my local Cable company is Encrypted QAM. If back in 1995, you had told people that every single channel, including re-broadcast Broadcast TV, in both the US and Canada would be "Scrambled" like HBO, Cinemax, Disney, and Showtime, requiring a cable box be present in every room, and that VCRs would be next to useless (you can still use a VCR, technically.) and that we would be paying $150+ in bills for it, we would be in outrage mode and be clamoring for revolution in both the US and Canada.

If the FCC really had a backbone (and it's Canadian a backbone, they would apply a Federal Regulation that all Cable must be decrypted and there would now be a universal access fee of around $65 monthly, .Any Cable or content provider that refused to comply being subject to Federal investigation, arrest, and trial on charges of money laundering, wire fraud, including it's board of directors and CEO

about 5 months ago
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We Can Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia

Zombie Ryushu The issue is Culture, not Technology (267 comments)

Right now, the Technology we have is changing the world. The thing is, is that there are still large sloths of the US Population that still has a White Supremacist, or Christian Supremacist Medieval of the world we live in. To these people freedom and egalitarian thinking is the enemy. "The other populations" must be kept 'under control' The technology will be abused to whatever means possible to control what are seen as a domestic enemy population to uphold traditions of ancestors, and this can get as finite and grandular as Parents vs. Their Children.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

Zombie Ryushu Windows has lost what made it a need. (511 comments)

DOS ran Doom, Mac and Amiga didn't.
DOS ran Warcraft, and Rise of the Triad, and Jazz Jackrabbit, and Hexen, and Wing Commander.
DOS ran Quake, and Elder Scrolls Dagger Fall

All these things were of the caliber that made you want a DOS Machine

Windows 95:
Gave us Starcraft, and Soul Trap, and Mechwarrior 2,
Gave us easy Access to the Internet. (compared to DOS at the time where it was possible)

Windows 8:
Gives us Lock down and stores, our games don't run, and our computers run slow. We are constantly bombarded by Security holes, spam, and incompatible sites. We are hamstrung by Corporate sponsored computer Viruses called DRM that make it so our machines don't function the way they should. Because Companies want to abuse us, rob us blind.

iPads:
Are Non-PCs that exist on completely on a jailed walled garden environment, easy to use, but seen as an "Internet Toy" by the Masses.

Android Pads: Only marginally more open than iPad. (and that varies by provider.)

The point is this:Windows sold well because we had to have it to play the games that Consoles couldn't.
Windows sold well later because the Internet and Corporate Communication practically required it.

Now, Windows doesn't run the games we want. Linux and Wine can in some cases run games that (Modern) Windows can't. Windows isn't required for communication and connectivity.

about 7 months ago
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YouTube Expands Live Streaming To All Channels

Zombie Ryushu There is likely to be an exodus of Youtube. (71 comments)

There is likely to be an exodus of Youtube. The thing is, that Youtube's current Copyright regime will destroy Youtube. Youtube is fast becoming a site where we are all gullty until Proven innocent, or guilty until guilty no matter what. Hopefully, other sites will appear and take Youtube's place. Even Mark from Classic Game Room is leaving.

about 8 months ago
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Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"

Zombie Ryushu Yahoo Groupware. (292 comments)

Exchange and Outlook is not E-mail, it's Groupware. For Yahoo to compete in this space, they would have to implement GroupDav (CardDav, CalDav WebDav etc.) for all E-mail accounts, and give instructions on how to use ThunderBird for all Yahoo clients.

about 9 months ago
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KDE's Calligra Office Suite For Android Released

Zombie Ryushu The Benefit of KOffice/Calligra (61 comments)

The KOffice/Calligra applications serve absolutely indispensable use: Kvivio/Draw. It got me though my Four Cisco CCNA Classes when I was in university. It is a Visio diagramming program that at least partly can replaces Visio.

about a year ago
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Facebook's Graph Search: Kiss Your Privacy Goodbye

Zombie Ryushu Do not enter your real name on a social network. (245 comments)

Do not enter your real name on a social network, use a Psuedonym, call yourself something else like you would on IRC, AIM, YIM, etc. Only friend people who you know on their Psuedonym. People. Quit. Putting. Your. Real. Name. On. Accounts.

about a year and a half ago
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Survey Suggests P2P Users Buy More Music

Zombie Ryushu e.g. 52% of Americans believe in thought crime. (186 comments)

This goes to show that more than half of the USian population believes in the tyranny produced by the power elite and believe in punishing people for non-crimes. That the population of the US is so badly educated and brainwashed that they believe these things. It goes to show that the US is not a civilized nation with rational, reasonable laws that make sense in any sense of the word.

about a year and a half ago

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How will Samba 4 affect existing Linux Directory Services

Zombie Ryushu Zombie Ryushu writes  |  about 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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