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Comment: Re:Doesn't matter for its primary mission. (Score 1) 237

by SpzToid (#48679823) Attached to: Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets

Apparently alcohol played a critical part in the mission's scientific success. If only our space budget could be done on such a shoestring. No doubt our alcohol-fueled marketing lobby efforts are no where near as efficient as using alcohol for actual science.

Comment: Re:Why the 1st model starts at -800? (Score 1) 58

by SpzToid (#48679579) Attached to: First Airbus A350 XWB Delivered, Will Start Service in January

You're not kidding about Etihad! You get three %$#@! floors! There's like a living room/entry, a private en-suite bath/shower, and finally a double-bed.


Still, that's a bargain compared to Justin Bieber's new 60 million dollar Gulfstream 6, with at least $3000 an hour operating costs, not counting the pilot.

Hey, I'll bet you can pick up a cheap used Gulfstream 5 from Bill Cosby soon for the right price.

Comment: Re:Configuring VPN DNS in NetworkManager (Score 1) 163

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.

"Your stupidity, Allen, is simply not up to par." -- Dave Mack (mack@inco.UUCP) "Yours is." -- Allen Gwinn (allen@sulaco.sigma.com), in alt.flame