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Comment: Re:Configuring VPN DNS in NetworkManager (Score 1) 160

by SpzToid (#48658699) Attached to: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

Network Manager VPN support is based on a plug-in system. If you need VPN support via network manager you have to install one of the following packages:


The network-manager-pptp plugin is installed by default.

On GNOME, you also need to install the -gnome packages for the VPN plugin you choose:


Your OpenVPN configuration interests me, and I hope you'll document it further for me to better understand.

Comment: Maybe more Linux & less Windows? (Score 1) 236

Seriously. The FBI said that, '90% of US companies would have been hit by this attack'. SONY got hit by a Zero-Day Windows bug, right? Don't about 90% of US companies rely on things like Windows Server, SMB shares, Active Directory, etc.? Besides the security that Linux offers, reduced vectors and all that, rogue nation-states would have to re-focus on new attack vectors, which will consume a few of their resources and take some time. Seriously Fortune 500's, etc., take security seriously, like proper risk management, okay? Why should the POTUS be required to take retaliatory action because of your own bad decisions, based mainly on costs and ignorance?

Comment: Quoted from TFA (Score 5, Informative) 200

by SpzToid (#48608185) Attached to: NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

The reason for the shutdown: The new tower — called the A-3 test stand — was useless. Just as expected. The rocket program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.

But, at first, cautious NASA bureaucrats didn’t want to stop the construction on their own authority. And then Congress — at the urging of a senator from Mississippi — swooped in and ordered the agency to finish the tower, no matter what.

The result was that NASA spent four more years building something it didn’t need. Now, the agency will spend about $700,000 a year to maintain it in disuse.

Comment: Re:Oh Goodie (Score 1) 33

by SpzToid (#48593651) Attached to: Facebook Drops Bing Search Results

No, this seems like very relevant and horrible news, at least to this Slashdotter. I do NOT(!) use Facebook, but my family loves it, posting photos and all that shit. Now I need to be worried about about how I am perceived via the Facebook Walled Garden(tm) to perspective employers doing requisite background checks, since I work in I.T. Like I didn't have enough genuine concerns given my field, market, and knowledge.

Facebook sucks.

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.