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Comment 30-years for me (Score 1) 162

Started in 1985 as a sysadmin on a VAX 780 running BSD 4.1. Soon after that I was thrusted into the workstation world with Apollos and Suns. Touched a few SGIs, AIX, and other Unix workstations along the way. Then when Unix started hitting the datacenters (early '90s?), I moved to the server world and have been here ever since.

Comment Re:The first fuse I pull (Score 1) 451

if you have an automatic transmission, the "gas" pedal is merely a "suggestion" to the system that actually controls the throttle...

It doesn't have to be an automatic transmission. on my BMW with a 6-speed stick, the "gas" pedal is nothing more than a potentiometer that feeds the master computer and said computer controls everything including a stepper motor connected to the throttle body...

Comment Re:Do you even computer? (Score 2, Informative) 123

Yea I was having a hard time making the SMS connection. TFA speculates that SMS "could" be used to transmit the hijacked passwords:

It is then possible to intercept a user's password and send it to the attacker via SMS or any other means

pretty far stretch if you ask me...

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.