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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

ruir wft? (391 comments)

Who cares about adults who have imaginary friends? Has slashdot gone insane?

12 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

ruir Re:Fristy Pawst! (394 comments)

I have a clue, I am European, and I am laughing at you karmasock. The rest of the world sees Americans as bigoted, ignorant, prepotent, belligerents and fear mongers. Literacy rates do not mean squat, we have here a 99% or so literacy rate, and I cannnot recall the exact values, but a huge chunk of them are functionally illiterate, cant read a newspaper properly, and even more drawn out their conclusions. And your knack to select presidents in which the next is stupider than the former is something to be scared off. What will be the next idiot on the White House, Kerry, Sarah Palin, or Hillary?

12 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

ruir Re:Fristy Pawst! (394 comments)

i also hated them being slackers, when i lived in africa, however it is also got a twisted or orwellian explanation...besides the ignorance, when you know you are being exploited to the core, and only receiving peanuts/handouts for hard work, and hard work wont get you pretty much nowhere, there is not much incentive to be a productive member of the society.

12 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

ruir Re:Fristy Pawst! (394 comments)

The others are always a scapegoat when the elites are corrupt to the core, and steal everything they can get their hands own, and could not care less about a squalid and ignorant populace. And many of them, can look civilised, however their culture still has a whole lot to go to reach our standards. It should be already the time to man up, solve problems, and not black the "colonists". Shame on you.

12 hours ago
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Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

ruir Yosemite too now (160 comments)

I have just received news of 3 updates, including the 1st release of the GM image.

yesterday
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

ruir Re:actually Australia does have some sanity (212 comments)

I would understand security inbound a flight for preventing "terrorism", but not inbound AND outbound.

yesterday
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

ruir Re:Can someone explain how someone is exploited? (325 comments)

Pity you are an AC. Indeed, if you do not filter input at all, bad things are bound to happen. You might as well give a bash shell to any stranger.

yesterday
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

ruir Re:Oh, come on. (325 comments)

I would stress out "users" because in my servers I sure do not use DHCP.

yesterday
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

ruir Re:Can someone explain how someone is exploited? (325 comments)

There has been much FUD, but not really much technical details in the most common sites. First, this news is inflammatory behind retardation, as it does not make clear that the 2nd patch was officially out by last Thursday or Friday for Debian at least. But then, lets not get the truth on the way of a "news" article, oh noes. As for ways of getting "exploited" they are rather limited. You have to have CGI bash scripts installed on you apache, and CGI enabled, which in more modern distros are far and between. So this will mostly affect old servers. The ways which this works to other services is not clear. Also, it only allows exploit to the same user running the service. I doubt a lot it will allow escalation with setuid scripts, because, as far as I remember, bash has not allowed for decades to mark scripts with setuid due to security problems.

2 days ago
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

ruir Re:Dead? (30 comments)

Thanks for saving me the time.

2 days ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

ruir Re:Black pest 2.0 (275 comments)

Their rights end where our start, and there have been already here 20 documented cases of "Ebola" scare, which fortunately werent. But we are asking for it. P.S. I dont care wether the carriers are university educated or not.

2 days ago
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

ruir Re:Dead? (30 comments)

Mageia seems to be strong in the francophone world.

4 days ago
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

ruir Re:Dead? (30 comments)

They might have a shot of it if they stay out of systemd. I am considered leaving Debian.

4 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

ruir Re:Backups? (221 comments)

I would be far worried about this kind of industry cheating out people/workers of job security with fake consulting/(sub)contracting roles for years to circumvent labor laws than with backup systems. When you fuck with people and they have got nothing to lose, shit like this is bound to happen.

4 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

ruir Re:FTFA (221 comments)

Corporate doublespeak and half truths. So it means they were cheating out the poor sod of security on the job, and probably means, I suppose, they have got "permanent"/consultant contractors, which is say, quite smart for a job of this importance. We also have got this scam running him, and people hate it. Mostly used by the call centre, cleaning crew, IT people, and nurse industry to screw then over.

4 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

ruir Re:Should we jump to conclusions? (299 comments)

Nature copyrighted, such a vanguard concept. And do not talk about it, forest guards family have to eat. (note to idiots, this is sarcasm)

5 days ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

ruir Re:Meanwhile (275 comments)

It got nothing of sad. I lived in Africa for almost a decade, and I do not enjoy being political correctness ad naseaum. Donation, whether in the 1st or the 3rd world, are an entirely industry of their own.

5 days ago
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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

ruir Re:Exploited in real life? (93 comments)

I have several approach to this problem. I dont do Windows, and also try to my extended family do not use it. My father used OS/X and now an iPad, my wife Linux, and me a mix of OS/X, Linux and FreeBSD. Also, my department, due mainly to my influence, is also using Mac. That helps. I also have adblock, disconnected 2, social fixer, Ghostery, clickToflash and some plug-in that blocks animated images. I also routinely inspect and delete plug-ins installed either by OS or software updates. I also use a hosts file with known advert addresses and some I put there that gave me problems (fake AV adverts, betting pages that open out of nowhere for instance). And I also block out google adverts with BIND response policy zones.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

ruir Re:How many of you are still using Gnome? (394 comments)

Yeah, you do have to configure VM by VM the paravirtualized disk controller, and vmxnet(3). Thank you a lot for the interesting discussion.

about a week ago
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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

ruir Re:Exploited in real life? (93 comments)

Apple swears the iCloud fiasco was due to a long running phishing campaign and not the iCloud bug. Maybe it is true, I do remember last year receiving weeks in a row in my gmail account phishing stating my "Apple account was to be cancelled, and I need to...". The emails appeared to really to be the real thing except for the headers. My own family called me to ask if such emails where legit; so I would not be surprised non-technical people and not that smart people have fallen for such schemes. This, coupled to the fact there is no need to access iCloud once you have got the password...you dont even need special software or "law enforcement" software, you just go to icloud.com, and watch the iCloud photo stream. Which comes activated by default with every iPhone, and is a pain in the ass, because once you are in whatever kind of wifi after taking photos, it starts to synchronise. In many parts of the world in holidays with limited wifi it will kill your ability to use the wifi until all the photos are in sync. And about deleted photos appearing, I bet many deleted them locally in the iPhone, but forget to delete them in iCloud. So no hi tech there, just people being dumb people, as usual.

about a week ago

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