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Comment: Re: What took them so long? (Score 1) 193

by F.Ultra (#48646405) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'
A really secure air gap that would work with continous data streams should be built somewhat like this. 1. Define a simple protocol for the instructions. In the case of this steel mill it should be "produce x amount of class y steel". Thus there is limited ways of compromising the system via the protocol since there is no detailed instructions to fuck up the mill as in the article. 2. Air gap it by having the computer connected to the internet print out the order to paper. The the operator moves that paper to the production machine where it is scanned and ocr:ed

Comment: Re: (Score 1) 127

by F.Ultra (#48488745) Attached to: Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

Here in Sweden we have different papers for each party, that is instead of crossing of a name you put a whole paper for party x into an envelope. Pro is that this makes the counting much easier and also is not complicated for the voter. Con is that it's very expensive for a new/small party to print and distribute papers to all voting places (if you get over 1% in an election then the state will pay and manage the distribution). You can also write the party name on a black piece of paper if you want to (or if the party you want to vote for doesn't have papers in your voting place) which of course negates the pro but it's rare enough to not make a real impact.

If there's a yes/no vote done then each such vote gets their own envelope and there is a yes or no paper to choose from, so no crossing their either.

Comment: Re: (Score 2) 127

by F.Ultra (#48472721) Attached to: Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County
Probably driven by the media since they want a result as quickly as possible so they can sell more tv-time. I have no idea how the presidential election works in the US but I assume here that the president elect doesn't take over directly, it probably takes some months before he/she can take office anyways so time should not be an issue for the election in it self. And also since the result is to last for four years, having a result in seconds seams quite useless.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by F.Ultra (#48465475) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

In which distant world is "tmpfiles-setup-dev" a nondescript name? Is really that hard to kind of understand that it creates temporary nodes in /dev ?

How to tell what is going to execute when my machine boots: "systemctl" or "systemctl list-unit-files" depending upon how you want to format that list.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by F.Ultra (#48465401) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility
Which once again shows that you do not know how systemd works. Why would it run ls, cat and grep as deamons and why once again do you think that systemd would "do them" when it would be separate binaries if the systemd developers decided to replace them. Are you also mad that GNU replaced them from the old Unix variants?

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by F.Ultra (#48465387) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility
Changes to /etc/resolv.conf are usable directly regardless if you use resolvconf or not. If you are using the Ubuntu Desktop edition however this file will be overwritten by resolvconf on the next reboot, I however was under the impression that the parent where talking about the server edition and there this file survives a reboot unless you use dhcp.

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