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How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

flyingfsck Re: OSX is a hammer without a handle (296 comments)

Between Homebrew and Virtualbox I got it covered. When I need Linux tools, I run Linux. When I need Windows tools, I run Windows. Most of the time the native Mac apps are good.

about 1 month ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

flyingfsck Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

Jeez, that fine is gonna hurt!

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

flyingfsck Re:"stashes its cash" (365 comments)

Nope, they'll say "Sorry, eh!". TFIFY

about 2 months ago
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

flyingfsck Emigrate or die (224 comments)

Elementary. If you piss off the government of a country, then you better move to another country.

about 2 months ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

flyingfsck Re:Dangerous (399 comments)

Awww, come on, don't bash Bash when it is down...

about 2 months ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

flyingfsck Re:Missing in windows? (399 comments)

It's because there is no start menu in Windows anymore, you dum dum...

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

flyingfsck Physics breakdown (356 comments)

I always thought that the laws of physics as we understand them probably breaks down in the extreme case of black holes and that they therefore are more likely very heavy and dense stars, akin to neutron stars, but not necessarily singularities.

about 2 months ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

flyingfsck Re:min install (221 comments)

Hmm, I got the impression that this guy only used Ubuntu desktop versions and never installed a real Linux server distro. He's been swatting flies with a sledge hammer, because he doesn't know any better.

about 2 months ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

flyingfsck Re: min install (221 comments)

Systemd has multiple replacements already. You can go the Debian way, which installs stubs to neuter it, or you can install uselessd, which replaces the whole can of worms.

about 2 months ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

flyingfsck Embedded Linux (221 comments)

Embedded distros are extremely thin and server distros don't have desktop components, so I don't know what this guy is complaining about. It looks like he has never heard of Anaconda and Kickstart.

about 2 months ago
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Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

flyingfsck Encrypt, encrypt, encrypt... (131 comments)

Encrypt everything you can, always, everywhere. Even bad encryption will slow the spies down and increase their costs.

about 2 months ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

flyingfsck Re:WTF? (184 comments)

Wow, then I must be super intelligent, like 200 IQ smart, since I've been using KDE on all my chinines since about 1998 or so and I never thought that it is complicated.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

flyingfsck Re: "CipherShed" (270 comments)

Careful dude, you may get a ton of pre-orders for your new FuxMatic3000XP by advertizing on Sloshdat.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

flyingfsck Re:Why does this always happen? (270 comments)

There is nothing wrong with the word gimp in most of the civilized world. It is only a slightly derogatory teenager slang word in some US high schools.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

flyingfsck Thought crime (165 comments)

The problem is that the general public now wants the police to keep them safe against everything and anything, not just prosecute criminals. In this case, the people that were arrested haven't actually done anything yet. They have only thought about it. So they are being prosecuted for a thought crime.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

flyingfsck Android tablet (334 comments)

I have given an Android tablet to my mother in law (an old farmer in a remote region). It works like a charm. No problems.

about 2 months ago
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New Release of MINIX 3 For x86 and ARM Is NetBSD Compatible

flyingfsck Re:High reliability? (93 comments)

Minix has been around since the early 1980s, so it is hardly novel anymore. Microkernels are also quite popular, Apple Mac OSX uses one and that is what I am using right now. Slow? Maybe. I never tried to do a proper benchmark, but sometimes it does feel annoyingly sluggish.

about 2 months ago

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The year of the little Linux PCs

flyingfsck flyingfsck writes  |  more than 6 years ago

flyingfsck (986395) writes "Well, this sure has turned into the year of the little Linux PCs. I just received an email from Mandriva about Linutop http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?products_id=381 a tiny Geode based PC that runs Mandriva off a 4GB memory stick. It pales a bit when compared to the Asus EeePC http://eeepc.asus.com/global/ which has a keyboard, screen, WiFi, Camera and so on all built in, but the application is different. This one is a metal cladded desktop replacement, not a flimsy plastic laptop replacement. Together with the XO and Classmate, 2007 may be remembered as the year Linux was finally ready for the little desktops."
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Carbon Dioxide didn't end last ice age - new study

flyingfsck flyingfsck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

flyingfsck (986395) writes "Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070927154905.htm — Carbon dioxide did not cause the end of the last ice age, a new study in Science suggests, contrary to past inferences from ice core records.

Lowell Stott, professor of earth sciences at the University of Southern California, examines a sediment core. (Credit: Dietmar Quistorf)

"There has been this continual reference to the correspondence between CO2 and climate change as reflected in ice core records as justification for the role of CO2 in climate change," said USC geologist Lowell Stott, lead author of the study, slated for advance online publication Sept. 27 in Science Express.

"You can no longer argue that CO2 alone caused the end of the ice ages."

Deep-sea temperatures warmed about 1,300 years before the tropical surface ocean and well before the rise in atmospheric CO2, the study found. The finding suggests the rise in greenhouse gas was likely a result of warming and may have accelerated the meltdown — but was not its main cause.

The study does not question the fact that CO2 plays a key role in climate."

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flyingfsck flyingfsck writes  |  more than 6 years ago

flyingfsck (986395) writes "Are IMAP password attacks the latest annoyance?

The Nessus toolkit includes THC Hydra http://www.thc.org/thc-hydra/, a fast, parallelized login brute forcer. I noticed the following in my mail server logs today:

BSN-61-107-201.dial-up.dsl.siol.net[86.61.107.201]
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28250]: imap service init from 64.5.44.212
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28248]: imap service init from 64.5.44.212
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28251]: imap service init from 64.5.44.212
Dec 24 14:27:53 ns imapd[28248]: Command stream end of file, while reading line user=??? host=UNKNOWN

This doesn't bode well for the new year.

A simple fix would be to add a 'sleep(10)' to the IMAP server login routine to discourage brute forcing, but that means I have to get the source code, do some reading and compiling. Thank GNU for open source software though, since without the source I'd be in trouble."

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