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Comment Re:Switch to KDE (Score 1) 729

This is one of the things I like about OSX. I use kubuntu as my day-to-day OS (work and home) and mapped 'super'+space to the run command utility. Brings up a spotlight-esque search/run dialog at the top of the screen that behaves in much the same way.

Comment Re:wtf? (Score 1) 218

1) Of course, an SSH key is less secure than a password if you don't encrypt it. Or exactly the same security as a password that is stored in Desktop/passwords.txt, anyway.

2) Key exchange doesn't involve the raw transmission of the private key to the remote host. That's kind of the whole point.

Comment Gutted (Score 1) 762

I thoroughly enjoyed SGU. It took a while to get off the ground during season 1, but it was really starting to get good during season 2. Never realised so many people felt so strongly against it.

Submission + - Amazon Blames Crash On Hardware, Not Hackers (

justice4all writes: Amazon says its sites in Europe suffered hardware problems, not a WikiLeaks cyber-war attack

Amazon sites in Europe were offline for half an hour on Sunday, but the online seller says the problem was due to hardware faults, not an attack inspired by the continuing WikiLeaks cyber-war.

The Amazon sites for the UK, Germany, Italy and France were all out for about half an hour around 9pm Sunday night. Amazon had been a target of reprisals last week, for removing WikiLeaks from its servers, but the outage was apparently caused by hardware problems, not a denial of service (DoS) attack.

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