Collecting data on the population to know who is jewish, gay, communist etc. and sorting it on electromechanical machines was how the nazis committed their mass genocide.
I didn't remember that. I'm sure it helps but I wanted to make a point you might find yourself with hardware support and bootloader issues with some x86 hardware though I might be overly cautious, we'll see what gives.
I think some sort of UEFI support is needed, and it's coming on ARMv8 servers (or already exist in that realm)
Note that Intel made unpopular x86 smartphone chips with PowerVR GPU that are/were meant to run Android and thus I believe you'd have the same problem as with any other smartphone, even though it does have x86. Likewise Xbox (first and third models) are x86 but locked down.
But the biggest problem is the software defined radio (if one is used or is integrated to the main chip), it has to be locked down else it will disturb cell networks or worse (security breach?).
You could imagine being able to change the OS, but if you're not using a supported one then the SDR is locked down and you can't use cell network/wifi/etc.
Or the SDR has to be its own little island with CPU, storage and highly secured special purpose OS that talks to the phone over a virtual air gap.
Couldn't they leave the crapware and drivers alone and still provide critical security updates we expect and need on computers since well, the Windows XP SP2 days?
Instead of updating the whole OS, Google would better provide say monthly security fixes for three years on the Android 4.4 OS, the 5.0 OS, the 5.1 OS etc.
This is not going to end well, I guess fragmentation hampers malware somewhat but what if some powerful piece of malware manages to get installed on say 10 million of Android computer phones and starts doing something really nasty?
Can it be done that way?
while true; do killall -9 crappy_app_process; sleep 5; done
CTRL-ALT-BKSP is enabled in Linux Mint at least, and in a nice way : you go to "preferences", and "'software run on start up" (whatever it's called) where there is an entry that you can check or uncheck.
The entry's contents is this :
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
The worst command is rm
Wow, the qwerty layout is evil.
To get a
Never knew half the data disasters on the planet were caused by a one-keypress / next to a return key lol.
I have installed systems where the user name, user password, host name and root password were all the same.
I have seen users running a file manager as root (technically, it's a gksudo) which I found offensive, but well they got the read/write rights on the disk they needed to read from and write to.
Yet it's very easy to enable the root account and disable sudo (by kicking everyone out of the sudoers), and install openssh-server. Here's it, a powerful and dead easy multi-user machine.
Fuck it, I'll do ssh root@localhost!
I'm sure that does the trick to please the login gods.
Or just sudo su. Piece of cake! To enable the root account it may go like this
$ sudo su
I never found the need to care about subtilities of sudo -i or su -, at least in that environment or context
I have no disability or special needs, but my right ctrl key doesn't work for fuck's sake, on multiple keyboards. I've checked and it does work in virtual console (text mode, ctrl-alt-f1). The X11 server is really eating one of the ctrl keys.
Browsers used to come with a mail client, news reader and webpage composer even though since about 2001 every new internet user uses webmail, USENET has been dead and 99% users never write then host HTML pages.