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Comment Spoiler (Score 5, Informative) 55 55

According to the article, it's a bug in PAM.

You shouldn't see this behaviour with SSH unless you have PAM authentication turned on. And apparently only in FreeBSD ?

  And as OpenBSD developer Marc Espie says in his message,

        Not surprisingly, as the patch clearly shows, the problem is right smack in the middle of USE_PAM code.

        I wouldn't call that an OpenSSH bug. I would call it a systemic design flaw in PAM. As usual. LOTS of security holes in authentication systems stem from PAM. Why ? Because that stuff is over designed. Difficult to configure. Gives you MORE than you need to hang yourself several times over. It's been that way for as long as I can remember.

Comment Re:Charge for false requests (Score 1) 188 188

I think Google should start charging them for false requests. $1 each and I bet sooner or later they are going to start having a human check them before sending the take down requests.

How about just calling it a convenience fee, and let's make it $25.37 for no apparent reason.

Comment Re:He has a talent for understatement (Score 1) 305 305

Convenient when your chart cuts off at 2007 when military spending peaked again in 2010 to similar levels that we saw in the 80's

I suppose that I could fall into the mud with you and trade insults, but I am satisfied that it would provide little entertainment and prove me to be no less correct than I am now

Have a nice evening cold, it is always fun exchanging ideas with you

Yeah, this graph is bad, and you should feel bad. Defense spending as a percent of GDP is a useless metric. Switch the graph to display in
$Billion Nominal.

The graph still is bad because it doesn't compensate for inflation.

Comment Re:Tards will be Tards (Score 1) 321 321

But they can be harmful. For example, I've become convinced that Trump became obsessed years ago with conspiracy theories and he's now running for president on that...

Please don't confuse mentally handicapped individuals with those suffering from Reality Impairment.

Comment And once again (Score 1) 385 385 is currently down. I'm assuming for capacity issues (again)

Reddit was good, about 5 years ago. It's turned from a time waster to a waste of time.

I hang out in a few subreddits that aren't bad. The front page has become kind of a joke in a non-funny bad way.

Comment Re:Veto-Proof? (Score 1) 131 131

The skeptic in me says he vetoed it as political cover

He is expected to announce his candidacy for President next week. So he is shifting from pandering to Louisiana Republicans, to pandering to a national audience. He has already started sending his policies to Grover Norquist for ideological approval, before he proposes them to the public, or even legislators in his own party.

Call me a cynic but it's more likely he's holding out for some nice juicy campaign contributions from the license plate reading corporations for his election

Comment How about (Score 5, Insightful) 268 268

Since it's Slashdot:

Free Software Foundation

Electronic Freedom Foundation

American Civil Liberties Union

Make sure they are registered as a 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deducible.

I'd skip sending money to ISIS or the Taliban. It's probably not tax-deductible and may result in unpleasant imprisonment.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.