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Comment Re:TPM is all you need. (Score 1) 100 100

Edz, you just disproved your own point. No normal user I know gives a crap about any of those features. Tech users, yeah, sure. Normal users, no way. NONE of them make the pain and expense of an upgrade worthwhile. Pain because things change and they have to relearn them. Expense because upgrading costs money for the OS and (usually) money to have someone do it for them. Add to that the fact that the press and others have written off the interface (no comment on it from me here) and they see no compelling reason to spend money for something they don't care about and which they have been told is bad.

Comment Helios / Reglue (Score 1) 263 263

They're in Texas. They take donated PCs, install Linux on them and give them to needy kids. They always need a hand and you may even have read about their founders struggle with cancer. Doesn't stop him from continuing his awesome work.

http://reglue.org/index.html
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Submission + - Australian Greens demand public access to cloak and dagger anti-piracy meetings->

Fluffeh writes: "Continuing the recent stories on the secret, closed door, FOI blocked talks, the Australian Greens have filed a motion in the Senate requesting that the Government release documents regarding its closed door meetings on Internet piracy which the Attorney-General’s Department has blocked from being released under Freedom of Information laws. This morning, Greens Communications Spokesperson Scott Ludlam filed an order in the Senate that the Government disclose details of the most recent meeting. “The Government refuses to reveal almost any information about the attendees, the substance or the outcomes of the meeting,” he said in a separate statement. “A Freedom of Information request from a journalist looks like it’s been met with maximum resistance.”"
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Submission + - WikiLeaks Starts Mass Mirroring Site->

A beautiful mind writes: WikiLeaks is asking for hosting space on unix-based servers. The replication is implemented by a rsync+ssh based push that copies static files to a known path, authenticated via the private half of this public key. The complete website is a few GB in size, making it feasible to replicate on a large scale. The mirror list will be published when the number of independent mirrors reaches 50.
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