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Comment Adobe 9.5.5 and Linux (Score 3, Informative) 256

In order to get this working under Linux, you have to install the (Ancient) Adobe 9.5.5 Reader and its associated npppf module. Then it will work. I have alot of experience with this. While Okular, Evince, and XPDF can fill out forms, there is no support for submitting an XFA Form under anything other than the real Acrobat Reader.

Comment Re:Use OpenLDAP and Kerberos (Score 2) 77

OpenLDAP (and similar LDAP like Databases are meant for Authorization and Authentication functions. They can use ACLs and are better designed for this use, and th ACLs can make them resistant to data leakage. If you must use a SQL database for other custom things, link some form of User ID in LDAP to a corresponding field in SQL.

Comment Novell Netware Emulation got me into Linux. (Score 3, Interesting) 136

I was a largely MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 user in the 1990s, but in late 1998, I found that I hated Windows 9x. I felt like the days of my completely controlling computers were starting to slip away. I also had ambitions to be a Network Administrator pst High School. So on a 25 Mhz 486 SX I installed a very Rudimentary thing called ZipSlack. My first experiences on the Internet were on a Tandy 1000 TL using a Dial up PPP Connection. I found out that ZipSlack could emulate/simulate the PPP Connection and NAT my Tandy over the Tandy's Remaining serial Port. When I didn't need the Network connection, I could reboot into MS-DOS 6 and play my DOS games.

Fast forward to 2000 and I found out that my new Mandrake Linux 7.1 Pentium 200 that replaced that 486 could not only NAT Internet connections, but using a software called Mars NWE, simulate a Novell Netware Server and provide logins to DOS Computers, and Windows 95 machines alike. It wasn't very stable, but it worked to my astonishment. Months later that became a Samba 2.0.6 Domain controller. Combined with seeing KDE 1 at the time and I was like "This is the future"

The Domain created by that 2.0.6 Domain controller still exists to this day, running Samba 4.1.19.

Comment What Marketing is vs. What it should be. (Score 4, Insightful) 351

Marketing is by the College Textbook definition, the act of communicating that you provide something that meets someone's wants and needs and provide utility. Government Agencies, Schools, Non-Profit institutions, also engage in Marketing. But Marketing has a few stipulations to it. One is that Marketed ideas have to be factual. Or "True". And that our society of markets, consumers are supposed to know everything about the products they buy. They don't. And Advertisers are a huge part of the problem.

Advertisers in todays world are not only misleading people, they in some cases use malicious code to deceive and steal from people by any means necessary. They are effectively burglars who attempt to break into your computer and steal any information possible by using security vulnerabilities to do that.

Comment Re:"This plugin is vulnerable" (Score 1) 194

If you are using FireFox Linux, either use the latest security patch to NPAPI Flash 11.2, I think the latest is, or install FreshPlayerPlugin 0.2.4 API Layer and you can use Chromium Pepper Flash in FireFox. This is slightly less stable but can get you better results.

Comment There is no need for the Patriot Act (Score 5, Insightful) 389

There is no need for the Patriot Act to exist any longer. There hasn't been for many years. The War on Terrorism is really the war on Fundamentalist a Saudi inspired Sunni Wahabi radicalism. The Patriot act should go away and the US powers that be should focus its efforts on neutralizing the Sunni-Wahabi threat by whatever means necessary.

Unfortunately we are taking the wrong side here in helping the Saudi's eradicate a Shia Minority in Yemen. Because the American leadership is the village idiots. We're also responsible for the Sunni Wahabi's creating ISIS in Iraq because we over threw a Ba'thist regime and created a power vaccum.

The "War on Terrorism" will end only when the Saudi's Sunni Wahabii ability to create colonies like this is neutralized.

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