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Comment: Re:Bundled with proprietary software... (Score 3, Informative) 136 136

To get on that list you only have to include the full unmodified kernel.

Since Slackware always uses the full unmodified kernel then it will always be there unless the kernel devs fix it up.

I also believe there is a special agreement regarding the non-free program xv.

Comment: Sydney threat (Score 1) 190 190

A similar incident just happened in Australia, where a small drone operated by an unknown owner crashed into the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Counter-terrorism officials felt they had to investigate, of course.

Well perhaps if the person who wrote the summery bothered to do some basic research they would know that Sydney is current at a high alert level and for a good reason.


Comment: Re:Actually: (Score 1) 113 113

After reading the article (yes I did) it would seem that the phone number was the solution to the equation but due to 2 typos on the last 2 lines it didn't work properly.

If you ignored the last 2 lines on the original then you would have still got the number as the last 2 were supposed to solve as 0.

Though if you need to solve the equation to get the number then they probably want you in intelligence anyway as anyone else would have known what it was due to it been advertised everywhere for years now.

Comment: Actually the irony is ... (Score 3, Informative) 33 33

Actually the irony is that the contractor is in fact AusCERT who claim to be :-

AusCERT operates within a worldwide network of information security experts to provide computer incident prevention, response and mitigation strategies for members and assistance to affected parties in Australia.

Comment: Re:Eucalyptus trees are a bio terror weapon (Score 1) 160 160

If only a bunch of cute Koala Bears had been introduced to eat the California eucalyptus tress, all would be forgiven!

This whole story reminds me of the Simpsons "Bart vs Australia" (I think they have an episode to cover every situation)


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