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Comment Re:sorry, done (Score 1) 295

What archaic hardware are you trying to run it on? I am so old that I remember the hours(!) it took to get my sound card working on FreeBSD in the 90's.

I recently installed Mint on this old Dell desktop with no problems at all; including a newish ATI graphics card. No headaches, no compiling of utilities or messing with X.

I don't give any credence to your argument. I have been in the trenches with *nix for almost two decades. Mint won me over from Suse, who I thought was the most user friendly.

Comment Sounds like FUD (Score 4, Interesting) 123

From the article: "probably the most destructive attack that the private sector has seen to date" ... and then "Saudi oil operations were unaffected by the computer outage". Wow, that is truly destructive.

Then there is this nugget "American consumers could suffer because of an incident involving an oil company that they know little about and is located thousands of miles away".... so hasn't that been the case for the last, what, 30 years?

Comment Re:What this is really about. (Score 1) 423

> They will never stop until they get either everyone dead, what they want

Are you normally this psychotic, or just on thursdays? Why would "they" want everyone dead? "They" want you alive and paying rent...for everything. "They" have a need to try to achieve perpetual and infinite growth.

As any virus will tell you, ... you don't survive by killing your host.
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Submission + - PPTP works on Android (google.com)

Belial6 writes: One of my ongoing complaints with Android has been that from very early on, it has included PPTP in the OS, but it never worked. Every time I got a new version of the OS, I would again try to connect to my DD-WRT router, and every time it would fail. I would search the internet for an answer, and from all of search results it appeared that PPTP VPN was just broken in Android. Worse yet, it looked like it was something that was never going to be fixed. It looks like I have the problem is that DNS breaks VPN on Android. I have now tested a Nexus 7, an HTC G2 and a Nexus One. They all work if I put in the IP address directly, and they all fail if I try to resolve the IP via DNS. Has anyone else tried this?

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