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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD (361 comments)

Very good. My bag is packed.

about 2 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD (361 comments)

It was meant to be funny, I'm sure they're watching everyone.

about 2 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

approachingZero FreeBSD (361 comments)

One more reason to use FreeBSD.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

approachingZero Eagle killers (441 comments)

I like them because they kill the hell out of raptors, and this should bring back the Sage Grouse in Wyoming. Thanks eagle choppers!

about 2 months ago
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US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics

approachingZero And also . . . (165 comments)

Shoots napalm out of a prosthetic wanger and slices and dices with kill-o-manic razor saw hands. Said robot also collects human ears.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

approachingZero Try looking into TechSoup, if you're helping a non (281 comments)



TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting your nonprofit, charity, or public library with tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology.

Our free resources are available to all users. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.

Office Standard 2013 $24.00

about 3 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

approachingZero There is no concrete evidence to support her claim (384 comments)

"One could even say that it played a significant role in bringing down the republic."

How? Because Pompeii had no access to the revolutionary building material and Cesar was able to politically leverage the prestige of his new construction projects to such an extent that he was able to dissolve the Senate?

Seems pretty unlikely.

about 4 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

approachingZero Communication, then vs now (1633 comments)

So you want to also limit free speech to old white dudes on soap boxes and manual movable type printing presses?

about 4 months ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

approachingZero Back up? (71 comments)

What are back ups?

about 4 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

approachingZero Shit happens (612 comments)

I won't even pretend I read the damn thing. However, I reserve my right to have an emotional opinion.

about 5 months ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

approachingZero One possiblity, this was intentional (233 comments)

Let's say you could take over a Boeing 777

http://www.aviationweek.com/Ar...

Or . . . since 911 all aircraft can be sent a special code that renders them inoperable by the crew so the plane can't be used as a weapon . . .

And let's ask ourselves why would anyone choose to direct an aircraft far far out over a deep ocean away from and population areas . . .

Or maybe I read one to many Tom Clancy novels.

about 5 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Why did they pull the paper?

about 5 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

# ssh -G

ssh: illegal option -- G usage: ssh [-1246AaCfgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-D [bind_address:]port] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-I pkcs11] [-i identity_file] [-L [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port] [-R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-S ctl_path] [-W host:port] [-w local_tun[:remote_tun]] [user@]hostname [command]

My shell is: tcsh 6.18.01

Eunuchswear's solution seems to have given me the answer, but thanks for taking the time to posting.

about 5 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

System clean

That was easy.

about 5 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

Thanks for the reply, very appreciated.

about 5 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

I get 'Ambiguous output redirect.' with:

$ ssh -G 2>&1 | grep -e illegal -e unknown > /dev/null && echo “System clean” || echo “System infected”

FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p7 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p7

Is FreeBSD at risk?

about 5 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

All of the civilizations you listed did fall off the list, what is so obvious (and which has seemingly evaded your scintillating scrutiny) is that the paper which is the subject of this thread (no long available per the link provided) is only a rehashing of the typical dogeared eco-leftist fear-mongering jingoistic pap that is ignored by the enlightened but embraced by the fearful.

If the shuffling of words you wasted your time with above sways you do commit your emotions and your money please be my guest.

For myself, I'd say your style off coffee shop rhetoric is best given its full measure of worth and ignored.

Be Well.

about 5 months ago
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

approachingZero Re:"halfway through its second term" ? (152 comments)

Unless you do some research on your own and look at her very real track record of reform in Alaska, then yes she is only a soundbite politician.

It would be more accurate to say she was a working class mother who ran for office and made changes to a state rife with cronyism. Unless you do some research on your own and look at her very real track record of reform in Alaska, then yes she is only a soundbite politician.

She is / was a working class mother who ran for office and made changes to a state rife with cronyism.

But she didn't have the right pedigree, and she had that funny accent, and she presented a threat to the status que, so she had to be portrayed as a caricature that the left felt politically correct to destroy.

Some people bought into the program. 'the image she carefully projected was of the quick-thinking renegade who didn't have the time to actually read any reports or listen to advisers, but instead promised she could run a country on gut instinct and American luck'

It's no wonder we have the Tea Party, and this year (if the IRS is held in check) things will start to change.

Ask yourself this, what is the accepted image of the Tea Party as put forth by the media? Why is that?

about 5 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

You may be right, but I want a pilot project first with demonstrated positive results. There was the experiment in Cambodia in the 70's and I believe we should proceed with caution.

about 5 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

For the record I am a Tea Party radical. In the spectrum I am somewhere around 725 nm. What I see as evidence that our society has almost a disdain for education aren't 'red states' trying to inject bible verses into the educational system, but something more insidious.

People like Ben Carson have always been rare, and being a 'nerd' has never been easy I suppose. But what I see that kills me is what almost seems like open distrust of people who would know where Mozambique is on the map. Maybe I'm just bitching about a problem that doesn't exist.

about 5 months ago

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The Internet - privacy vs. addiction

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about a year ago

approachingZero (1365381) writes "What with all the recent revelations that none of the information sent to and fro across the internet is safe from prying eyes I have to admit I can't stop using the damn thing. So my question is this — would you stop using the internet even if you knew someone was watching you?"
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The battery that might change everything

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about a year and a half ago

approachingZero (1365381) writes "While grazing conservative websites I came across this at hotair.com — This amazing short film shows us a cheap graphene battery might actually give us the ability to store sunlight for use later, or what have you. Keep in mind that if this thing has Republicans excited it might be something that will actually work."
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Kaspersky publishes evidence of new Stuxnet type weapon

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  more than 2 years ago

approachingZero writes "For years my friends and colleges have come to me asking if people could be watching them through their laptop camera or listening to them via the microphone. Preposterous I would say, there are no black helicopters and drop the paranoia. Were they end users closer to being right then we should like to know?"
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