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Comment Re:Yawn (Score 4, Funny) 118

Hey I can play that game too!

Cue the usual conga line of Useful Idiots who drank the Kool-Aid and have nothing but bad science and ad-hominem attacks to back up their politically-motivated wish to create their socialist Utopia which in effect will render everyone - except a few elite who Know What's Good For Us Or Else - into grey serfdom.

So easy.

Submission + - XRDPConfigurator Was Open Sourced Today (

NeoTron writes: XRDPConfigurator is a GUI application to configure XRDP. It was intended to be a payware app, but I decided to release it under the Apache License and it is now available on GitHub.

Up until now, the only way to configure xrdp was to hand edit the files via your favourite text editor. No more do you have to keep reminding yourself what all those options mean!

The announcement post is here.

The XRDPConfigurator page with more information is here.

Now go test my poor web server! ;)

Comment Re:Are you sure? (Score 1) 863

Seeing as the non-systemd distros were working perfectly well, AND WERE THERE FIRST, I have a better idea.

1) Keep the perfectly working pre-systemd distros operating with sysvinit, and subsequent realease with sysvinit.

2) YOU fork Debian and then add systemd to it. Now we have two versions - Debian with sysvinit, and YOUR forked Debian-systemd.

Comment Re: Heavier than air flight is impossible (Score 1) 350

And who knows what "the physics" will be like in 20, 50, 200 years time?

The current "the physics" is what we have now, and it works (or not) for us just now, but it may still not be "THE physics" in times to come - perhaps a future Einstein will come up with new "the physics" that make things like cold fusion possible.

In other words - just because currently "the physics" says "cold fusion can't be done", is no reason to say "so we shouldn't try" - that way lies stagnation.

Comment Re:Some thoughts (Score 1) 635

We know for a fact that on average it is not colder

According to this graph, the South Pole is in fact getting colder :

So please explain to me how one can conclude that a negative trend in temperature can possibly be construed as warming up.

Comment Re:From my experience (Score 3, Interesting) 191

I lived in Japan for 6 years, in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, and went through the Magnitude 9 quake on the 11th March 2011.

I'll second everything you said, with the addition of;

-- A generator if the power is cut off (luckily the power stayed on after that quake [ VERY luckily!])
-- Some gerry cans filled with gasoline [ with a regime of fuel rotation to keep the gas fresh ]
      as you need fuel for the genny.

-- Keep your vehicle fuel tanks filled to the top - you might have to evacuate the area [ my house was 33 miles
      from the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant that went FOOM! ]
-- If you do live nearby by a nuclear power plant, get a Geiger counter [ bought one after the aforementioned BANG ]

-- Don't live nearby the sea [ Koriyama is smack bang in the middle of Japan and the scale of tsunami required to reach
        there from the ocean would be so great that the cause of the tsunami (quake, asteroid, whatever) would render any
        preparation or plans irrelevant anyway ]
-- Don't live at a low elevation, because even if you're some miles inland a tsunami can still get at you [ as happened in Japan ]
-- This includes not living nearby a river that runs to the sea for obvious reasons

Oh, and I moved me and mine back to my native Scotland - good, solid, ancient and most importantly, inert land.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

wbr1 writes: It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format.

Comment URGENT NEWSFLASH (Score 1) 258

After an apt-get upgrade on my Debian Jessie/Sid workstation, I discovered to my dismay that the eric5 IDE segfaulted when I tried to run it this morning.

After an extensive Google trawl (like it took 30 seconds!) I managed to find a solution, which was to apt-build install python-qscintilla2.

A short while later, after I installed the newly-rebuilt packages, eric5 happily began to run again, and all was well with the Universe.

(well, that was FAR more interesting than this supposed \. news item - which was apparently a load of crap seeing as Facebook is behaving as expected, as I write this)

Comment Re:One request (Score 1) 1191

This new layout is absolutely SHITE.

Please read the immense amount of comments about it.

Seriously, this site will cease to have readership if you decide to go ahead with this - it's nothing more than the (shite) layout but green, for starters, and don't get me started on the non-fluid layout.

Whoever came up with this abomination needs a kick in the balls. Then fired. Then kicked in the balls again. Then when they're down, let the rest of the readership at them with pitchforks and burning torches.

Don't do it. I repeat, DO NOT USE THIS PILE OF SHITE.

Submission + - X11RDP-o-Matic V3.0 Released (

An anonymous reader writes: X11RDP-o-Matic is a suite of two utilities, one automatically downloads, compiles, installs, and configures xrdp and the X11rdp back-end, for Debian-based distributions. It's even known to work on the Raspberry Pi. The other tool is for configuring the desktop environment a user gets after they log in via RDP. Today sees its v3.0 release with a new feature — it'll package xrdp and X11rdp into .debs, making it very useful for deploying over multiple Linux-based RDP servers. If you've been finding that manually compiling X11rdp is a real bane, this tool takes all that pain away.

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