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Comment: Re:Stupidity is contagious (Score 2) 279

by Omicron32 (#46251545) Attached to: Ubuntu To Switch To systemd
> I have yet to figure out how to even create a service with systemd or how I figure out what I'm depending on.

man systemd.profile

> Let's take my *THREE HOUR* debugging session on systemd yesterday. [...] It would've been [simple] with SysV init because the errors during the mount would've been spewed to the console and I would've seen them.

http://freedesktop.org/wiki/So...

30 seconds of Googling.

Not really sure what the problem is here other than your ignorance.

Comment: Re:Good...? (Score 2) 279

by Omicron32 (#46251131) Attached to: Ubuntu To Switch To systemd
> System admins hate systemD as it does not follow the Unix philosophy of text files and now awk, sed, grep, or perl to batch jobs :-( Firstly, it's systemd. I'm not sure where you're getting the capital from. Secondly, generalise much? I'm a long-time Linux system admin and I can't wait until systemd filters down to server distros like CentOS and Ubuntu LTS. It will make my job a whole lot easier.

Comment: Re:Settlers 7 (Score 1) 279

by Omicron32 (#31720298) Attached to: Ubisoft DRM Causing More Problems
Work on a server emulator is coming along very well apparently. I wouldn't be surprised to see it - and every other game using this type of DRM - 'cracked' in less than a month. It won't work for future releases. Regardless, I'm adding my voice here as another person who will neither be buying or pirating Ubisoft games. I won't pay for a defective game.
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Chipped Passport Cloned In Minutes 326

Posted by samzenpus
from the unsafe-at-any-customs-counter dept.
Death Metal Maniac writes "New microchip passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft failed the test when a researcher was able to manipulate one in minutes. The cloned passports were accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports. According to the article: 'A computer researcher cloned the chips on two British passports and implanted digital images of Osama bin Laden and a suicide bomber. The altered chips were then passed as genuine by passport reader software used by the UN agency that sets standards for e-passports.'"

Organic LED Could Replace Light Bulbs? 254

Posted by Zonk
from the heard-that-before dept.
egrinake writes to mention a BBC article about a 'natural' replacement for lightbulbs. From the article: "The organic light-emitting diode (OLED) emits a brilliant white light when attached to an electricity supply. The material, described in the journal Nature, can be printed in wafer thin sheets that could transform walls, ceilings or even furniture into lights. The OLEDs do not heat up like today's light bulbs and so are far more energy efficient and should last longer."

OpenBSD Project in Financial Danger 610

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the show-me-the-money dept.
DieNadel writes "In an entry to the OpenBSD Journal, Marco, from the OpenBSD project, warns about the somewhat disturbing financial situation in which they are now. The OpenBSD team is the one that also develops the OpenSSH suite, used nowadays almost everywhere. From the entry: 'What I want to point out what a lot of people don't seem to realize is that OpenSSH development is paid from the same pool of money as OpenBSD. OpenSSH is in use by millions around the world however the revenue stream just simply isn't there. This is where other projects could help. Without naming entities or projects by name there are others out there that are sitting on some cash. It would be wonderful if these entities could share some of the wealth to keep us going.'"

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