The issue with Bush is not that he said he want to protect his country. The problem is how he intended to do so and what he did claiming he was doing so. To take Iraq as example, it is easily to point out that many persons warned USA the mess it would create to remove Saddam Hussein with a war -- but USA gone to war, with false statements as legitimacy. And now USA soldiers get killed every day (and the fight is still going on in Iraq, not yet moved to occidental countries). And now islamists seems to have way larger audience in Iraq than they did previously under Saddam Hussein (remember he was supported for 20 years because he was not bolchevik neither islamist, despite the fact he was already know as a criminal dictator)
So let's go, take action against islamists. But do not add a bunch of troubles ontop of the existing troubles.
I've read an article on netcraft about Microsoft recommending usage of passphrases instead of passwords.
The point being made is that "passwords are ridiculously easy to guess or crack", the only solution being increasing the lenght of the pass strings.
Isnt it obvious that doing so means increasing severely the pain it is for users to remembers password -- so increasing the risk of having password and stuff like that store in clear-text somewhere. While I'm definitely not a security expert (not a computing expert anyway), it seems more sensible to me to incitate to use system with key pairs authentication. On all the servers I am admin of that run sshd, only passphrase with keys permits to gain access. I think it is the way to go. That said, if many servers follow this approach, it will be necessary to disallow ssh keys pairs without passphrase (because crackers will likely being cracking users home account to steal private keys first - and that would probably be even easier than to crack a sshd production server well monitored that allow password ssh access).
bind9 (1:9.2.4-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream version. Closes: #269157 and others.
* Version debhelper build-dep. Closes: #262720
-- LaMont Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 23 Sep 2004 09:11:37 -060
What the f+ck is #269157 about, what are "others"? One more time, to gain less than a minute, a debian maintainer decided that each user of the package he maintains will have to loose 5 minutes if he wants to know what is going on. It's really a pity, debian packaging is not at all homogenous: you have tremendous packagers, busy guys... and apparently people that absolutely refuses to do a trivial thing that would improve greatly user experience. And I do not see an end to that situation, as the debian docs that give example of good practices apparently failed to convince this last kind of maintainers.
jamesh, reading details of your hard drive, even if it looks like good and fast hardware, were even not close to twice the perfs of most 7200rpm -- from my experience, it's no more than 15MB/s faster than usual 7200rpm hard drives. Not to mention that your hard drive is not a 7200rpm (a better comparison should have been done with 10000rpm hard drivers). Westerndigitals webpage also forgot to release noise-related information, while it seems important for a workstation.
Apart from that, I would say I'm usually reluctant to test brand new motherboards. Aren't you afraid to encounter tons of unrecognized hardware?
Last question: what system will you install on this x86-64 system? Debian?
Music: I've just discovered the album "Guitar & Drums" of the Still Little Fingers and it definitely rocks.
Computing: I wonder what's the exact impact of the rj45 cables of my network on its speed. Its supposed to be 100mbps network but I'm not close at all to 25MB/s, I'm closer to 4MB/s or 5MB/s. I tested hard disk speed. On recent enough hardware, I usually got way more than 50MB/s so it cannot be the bottleneck (my older hard disk used on the network is a 3 year old Seagate). I heard that bad cables could create errors - I haven't such problems, only bandwidth issue. Or is it NFS?
Talking about harddisk, I recently bought an Hitachi 160GB IDE hard disk. All my other recent HD are Seagate "Barracuda" (40GB, 80GB). I have nothing to complain about this Hitachi HD performances. But it is way more noisy than the Seagate models -- while this harddisk is new, not 1 or 3 year old. This is no good.
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