I used his/her UID for an example. The previous reply to my post obviously used his code "*******" (which is all I could see) instead of his UID to create the password.
This in NO WAY is less secure than using "hunter2" to log in, and using "slashdot" and "hunter2" yields "4bnth/jYK1JCBP32NZzGjQUHKd"
In case you (or someone else) doesn't click it, if you use your UID as the passphrase and "slashdot" as the site tag you get "i0+v+dXNbzPpvpW177NeV9eYnK" at my default settings of 26 characters, upper, lower, numbers and symbols.
For remembering just your UID. How simple is that?
To bump it up and alter the password completely when you change it there is a button that will change "slashdot" to "slashdot:1" - a change that is remembered by your browser, or can be written in a text file as a reminder because that isn't sensitive information.
This is not perfect security but it would go a long way to making identity theft and account hijacking harder if everyone showed their mother and their kids how to use this simple piece of code. They could go on using that one stupid password that is the only thing they can remember but be secure from rainbow tables and GPUs for a few years.
All the text before:
Give root password for maintenance:
is very useful to some people.
I'll admit that I do tend to compile out early printk and most error messages, hide the init confirmations as much as possible and generally like a tidy boot sequence.
I like to know that I can put them back in when needed though.
Another thing that has a write protect tab is the Zalman Virtual Drive USB device. I'd be happy enough to boot from one of those on a daily basis. I already use a few USB keys with ISOs on for different scenarios.
I used gOS to introduce my wife to the idea that she could use Linux instead of Windows. E17 (or 16.999) has been pretty and useful for a long time.
I use E17 on Arch Linux and most of the major updates don't break things enough to be a problem. I've lost a few utilities (screen cap) but there has always been a replacement easily available. Often built in, but with a new name.
You might find that more systems do support it than you thought.
With a UID as low as yours it must be time for your nap and for all us damn kids to get off your lawn.
In case of uncertainty; this was intended to be +1 funny, not -1 asshole.
I have just run a Raspberry Jam (albeit a little one) because I believe in this Foundation and their stated aims, but I cannot abide SONY and their company ethos vis a vis customer respect and DRM.
If I could I'd buy RasPis that had been made somewhere else. Both of mine came from China, but the one that I got for a friend came from SONY. As will my next one, unfortunately.
Shitty SONY. Bad SONY. May everything you touch (aside from RasPis) turn to sand in your clutches.
Last I heard (unverified unchecked fact coming up) you could send off for a rebate of $20 for not wanting to use a preinstalled MSFT OS.
That means they are double dipping on this and that's just annoying.
They could have asked a community member to make the OS perfect out of the box and they would have done it for love. Gouging Linux users like this is right out of order. It's not about the money, it's the fact they are Doing It Wrong.
Although whenever I open it I do tend to tap my mouse on my monitor and say "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good".
Actually, I'm PReDiToR, but you know what I mean.
I can't give you any examples, just in case you ask. So take this as anecdotal. However, I stand by my comment. In the last 2-3 years I've found it 90% non working.
A good idea, but IP logging defeats it too easily. Or whatever it is sites use.
Skype has been too integrated and full of crap and ads for a while now.
the network switch, modem, router, etc. should be moved to the basement if you have one, or a dedicated area
My cable comes in through the guest room so the modem is in there. There is a Cat5e going under the floorboards to the office, where it connects to my RT-N56U. My downstairs laptop station where I do playing, movies, testing has my old WRT54G (with Raspberry Pi inside) connected over WiFi as a bridge. I can plug people's crap into that without the hassle of putting my 63 character key into their devices.
Very useful, I've found.