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Comment: Re:Who the hell would trust this? (Score 2, Informative) 164

by thebasicsteve (#32557500) Attached to: Lenovo Trying Face Recognition For Logins On New Laptops
This "feature" came installed on my Toshiba Satellite from a year ago. It pretty well sucks, requiring you to have enough light, align your face properly, and turn your head left and right. Takes about 1-2 minutes. Takes me maybe 1-2 seconds to type my random 8 char password...

Comment: Re:Debug key (Score 5, Informative) 806

by thebasicsteve (#30766196) Attached to: Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?
Ubuntu didn't change the key. On any kernel with the "magic SysRq key" enabled (which Ubuntu has), Alt+SysRq+K kills all running processes on the current VT. Therefore, it kills X.
Ubuntu's recent decision to disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace by default is a separate issue.
On older versions of Ubuntu, you will find that either key combo will kill X.

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