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Comment: Re:Ejectrode? (Score 1) 211

by drinkypoo (#49827797) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Your Most Unusual Hardware Hack?

Now I have one of those flippy-key things like the VW and MB owners have, and saved about $35,000 on the car.

That's on my list of things to do for my Audi. Apparently the system has support for fobs, and I have instructions for coding them, but I don't actually have any fobs. So I have to go through the same process. It's an old car though, so it wasn't expensive either... just leaky.

The mechanics I've talked to say pretty much all the 4.2 liter Audis they've seen have been leaky... story of my life with bored-out versions. The 7.3 Ford is the same way.

Comment: Re:You're Talking About a Different Scale (Score 1) 239

by ultranova (#49827715) Attached to: Professional Russian Trolling Exposed

I just don't think those tactics would work all that well within the US. It seems like whenever an organization DOES try an astroturfing campaign ("Citizens for Enhanced Comcast Monopoly") it gets spotted so quickly for what it is that it seems to achieve negative results.

Russians aren't idiots, they simply think things will get better if they pretend to believe the lies and let their country and its leaders engage in one immoral act after another - just like Americans, or really anyone. And their reward is the same, too.

Comment: Re:par for the course (Score 1) 239

by ultranova (#49827611) Attached to: Professional Russian Trolling Exposed

The professional Russian trolls are about as subtle.

Do we know Cold Fjord is not a Russian troll? After all, he's making American patriotism look bad by associating it with authoritarianism.

Thing is, you don't need to be very good at trolling if you are working full time at it. You will always get the last word against people who has better things to do than to argue with paid trolls.

You will always get the last word, and then what? The point of such trolling is to disrupt, to keep people arguing over stupid shit forever so they're too busy to discuss Putin's failures or what to do about him; if other posters ignore him, he has failed.

Comment: Re:Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes (Score 1) 198

by drinkypoo (#49827443) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

This doesn't compete with PuTTY, probably: odds are it will be a console-mode ssh binary just like what cygwin users have already but without a dependency on cygwin, and a server just like what cygwin users have already but with NT auth (incl. AD) rather than /etc/passwd authentication which maps to local SIDs. PuTTY does have a command-line client, but nobody is paying for that. They're paying (if they pay at all) for the interface.

Comment: Re:Cygwin (Score 1) 198

by drinkypoo (#49827433) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

No. Cygwin runs everything under one process.

buh?

windows$ ps -aef
    UID PID PPID TTY STIME COMMAND
cyg_serv 2588 1 ? May 29 /usr/bin/cygrunsrv
cyg_serv 2672 2588 ? May 29 /usr/sbin/sshd
cyg_serv 7016 2672 ? 18:46:49 /usr/sbin/sshd
  user 8108 7016 pty0 18:46:52 /usr/bin/bash
  user 6536 8108 pty0 18:46:58 /usr/bin/ps
 
debian$ ps -aef | egrep '(sshd|bash)'
root 13792 1 0 Apr24 ? 00:00:06 /usr/sbin/sshd
root 19995 13792 0 18:48 ? 00:00:00 sshd: user [priv]
user 19997 19995 0 18:48 ? 00:00:00 sshd: user@pts/0
user 19998 19997 0 18:48 pts/0 00:00:00 -bash
user 20131 19998 0 18:50 pts/0 00:00:00 egrep (sshd|bash)

So uh, what's the difference? Looks like all cygwin is missing is proper authentication. AFAIK it maps UIDs to SIDs, but yes, is missing AD support.

Comment: Re:excellent (Score 1) 198

by drinkypoo (#49827385) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

now you can use Windows computers the way they were meant to be used, as dummy linux clients

I've been doing that for so long I've actually given Chameleon money (for Xoftware.) No, wait. Except the last time I actually wanted to do it was years ago, because it's been years since I had any Unix-specific machines. Now it's just PC Unix. I just threw away my last Unix machines, a POWER1 and an Indy R4400SC@200MHz. It wasn't worth dusting them off.

Comment: Re:Odd thoughts: (Score 1, Insightful) 198

by drinkypoo (#49827355) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

Well, when you're typing out Unix commands on an teletype that's 80 characters wide, creating short options first made a lot of sense.

When you're typing, period, creating short options first makes a lot of sense. Powershell is a shell which is apparently not designed to be used by typing. Too bad it has a typing interface.

Comment: Re:Quality of thought from nuclear playboys (Score 1) 147

by drinkypoo (#49827327) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator

The reason the US has a nuclear waste issue is that the government won't allow reprocessing.

Yeah, France still has a nuclear waste issue, and they do reprocess.

If you are unwilling to learn about nuclear physics and understand the issues,

No need to apprehend nuclear physics to understand that humans are fallible and corruptible.

Comment: Re:What do they need to contribute back? (Score 2) 198

by Burdell (#49826611) Attached to: Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH

You obviously haven't ported OpenSSH to a different OS before. Even among Unix/POSIX-like OSes, there is significant variance between platforms that something like OpenSSH has to deal with. Go look at the diff between OpenBSD OpenSSH and portable OpenSSH (for all the other supported platforms).

Also, portable OpenSSH uses extended security features that tend to be platform-specific (but useful enough to make it worthwhile to use on each specific system). I expect that there is Windows security functionality that doesn't map onto the current OpenSSH setup (but is worth extending OpenSSH to use).

I really hope that Microsoft makes a native port of portable OpenSSH to Windows. Nothing against the Cygwin folks (the Cygwin OpenSSH is great), but a native port that is more integrated into the "Windows" way of doing things would be good.

Comment: I dunno about unusual (Score 2) 212

by drinkypoo (#49825093) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Your Most Unusual Hardware Hack?

I get a lot of crap at yard sales, thrift stores, etc. Eventually the stuff makes its way into projects. Got some of those NHT transducers out of some toy cardboard guitar amplifiers. Used one of them to make a lunchbox into a speaker, it sounds a little tinny... Got a LCD backup mirror with a broken mirror for $10, nice source of a backup camera (with range marks) and a 4.3" LCD. $10 later and I've got a touch panel to go with it, I plan to attach them to my R-Pi soon.

Outside I've made a table for my (yard-sale acquired) lathe out of pallets and I made a 4x8 table saw by making a wooden frame for a portable jobsite table saw I got for ten bucks missing the extending fences and whatnot but with the pusher.

I don't depend on this stuff for livelihood, it's just a hobby, but you can live better on the trash in this country than you can on normal wages in some others. There's just valuable shit going to hell everywhere. If you could line up end-to-end all the cars that people would have liked to fix up which have been parked in people's yard and just rusted away, they'd probably reach across the country.

//GO.SYSIN DD *, DOODAH, DOODAH

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