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Russian Scholar Warns Of US Climate Change Weapon 415

According to Russian political scientist, and conspiracy aficionado Andrei Areshev the high heat, and poor crop yields of Russia, and other Central Asian countries may be the result of a climate weapon created by the US military. From the article: "... Areshev voiced suspicions about the High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP), funded by the US Defense Department and the University of Alaska. HAARP, which has long been the target of conspiracy theorists, analyzes the ionosphere and seeks to develop technologies to improve radio communications, surveillance, and missile detection. Areshev writes, however, that its true aim is to create new weapons of mass destruction 'in order to destabilize environmental and agricultural systems in local countries.'"

Submission + - In graphics: Supercomputing superpowers (

sygin writes: The biannual Top 500 supercomputer list has been released. Use the graphic to explore the world's fastest number crunchers or find out more about alternative supercomputer powers .

Comment Re:Just installed ... (Score 2, Informative) 620

It works a treat.

Totally transparent to the user, no typing in 128bit pass phrases. The user's password unwraps the 128-bit pass phrase at login.

The user's password can change, this just re-wraps the 128-bit pass phrase using the new user password.

It is a good idea to make a note of the 128-bit pass phrase by using the command:

ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase ~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase

I think the option for encrypted home folders is only available using the alternate installer.

There is also support for adding other users with their own encrypted folders.

Comment Re:PulseAudio (Score 1) 239

An update should work fine. I have my home folder on a separate partition which allows for an easy fresh install. When doing a fresh install I partition my drive so that there are 2 partitions for Linux. The Ubuntu installer allows you to specify which partition should be mounted as root i.e. / and which should be mounted as /home - this will contain you user home folders. When doing a reinstall, I re-specify the same locations again, but do not format the /home partition. Set the installer to use the same user name as the old install. After you have finished the install, you will then login to you new install but with all your old settings. I then install all the applications you normally use and all is done. It helps to create any extra users in the same order as before, this prevents permissions issues. If you do have permissions issues they are easily fixed, google or use the Ubuntu forums. Best of luck, Sygin
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Kremlin-Backed Nashi Admits Cyberattacking Estonia 181

An anonymous reader writes "Russia's Kremlin-based youth movement Nashi admits being responsible for 2007 cyberattacks against Estonia. An interesting point is that when you DDoS the systems, it's not the fault of some people who want to crash it but instead the systems' for blocking their users due to technical limitations. So if I shot someone to death it's not my fault for shooting them, but theirs instead because of technical limitations of their body."

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