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OK, it's time to officially declare systemd as malware often found on Linux systems.

For the past 30 years or so, if you're logged into a Unixoid system, and you said:

% nohup your-command-here &

or used 'screen' to keep something running after you logged out, it would in fact continue running after you logged out.

Now, somebody in the systemd cabal has decided that it's OK to make a not heavily announced change in this behavior, because they're going to provide a new hoop you can jump through. And no justification in sight why this change in behavior is a good idea going forward.

(Like your average sysadmin is actually going to think to read what's in /usr/share/doc/systemd/NEWS when they upgrade to the next system release....)

The fact that they think this is acceptable shows that these people need to be stopped, and replaced with people who have actual experience with systems.

So here's what you need to do, that they didn't think worth telling you about:

#  cat > /etc/systemd/logind.conf.d/bite-me-lennart.conf
# Because some idiot felt it was OK to change 30 years of precedent
KillUserProcesses=no
^D

(Fortunately, somebody at Debian realized it might be a good idea to give users a bit more heads-up, around message 45 in the discussion:

The new requirement of having to enable lingering and starting tmux/screen/nohup/ via systemd-run can certainly be considered a nuisance and something our users are not necessarily aware of. I share that concern.
So a NEWS.Debian entry would be the least we should do. And maybe documenting it in the release notes.
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Better pictures of the Ara prototype phone.
I just sat down with Rafe Caramago and several members of his Project Ara team to learn more about the modular smartphone — because there's a lot going on with this thing. The project, which many...
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Encapsulation of Galileo satellites 13 and 14 at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of launch with the Soyuz on 24 May.

Credit: ESA-CNES-Arianespace/Optique video du CSG - JM Guillon
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One of the best cancer research centers in the world. Excellence at its best
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I must, sadly, withdraw my endorsement of yubikey 4 devices (and perhaps all newer yubikeys), as apparently Yubico has replaced all open-source components that made yubikey NEOs so awesome with proprietary closed-source code in Yubikey 4s:

https://github.com/Yubico/ykneo-openpgp/issues/2#issuecomment-218446368

Our team will be evaluating NitroKey Pros as devices to replace yubikeys (https://www.nitrokey.com/) and I will follow up here with the results and general recommendations once our testing is complete.

If you are already using yubikeys, there is no need to replace them, as this will not result in a net improvement in security -- especially if you are only using them for one-time password functionality (press the button to emit a 6-digit code). If you are looking to get a device for storing your private PGP keys, I recommend against using Yubikey 4 devices -- but NEOs are okay, as they still use open-source code.

I strongly believe that all security devices must be powered by libre software and I am saddened at the steps taken by Yubico to make yubikey 4 a black-box platform.
The Password is Dead. Passwords can be either difficult to remember or too short to securely protect important accounts. Traditional password systems have not been able to keep up with the increasing number of accounts needed for various websites nowadays. Passwords should be unique and the same ...
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When Linux users are forced to use Windows 10 ;) 
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Almost 12Gb/s and 1/3 the power of USB 3, open specs and code, this has been a fun project to work on:
After more than a year of silence, Google's wildest idea about smartphones is starting to come true.
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H-LEX, el exoesqueleto de Hyundai - Hyundai ha presentado un exoesqueleto que puede ayudar a cualquier persona a levantar objetos extremadamente pesados sin mucho esfuerzo. Se trata de un nuevo modelo del H-LEX, y en un blog de la compañía ya lo comparan con la armadura de Iron Man. De momento solo tiene una misión, levantar objetos muy pesados (cientos de kilos), por lo que la comparación, claro está, es “algo” exagerada. El objetivo de este robot es venderlo a las empresas que necesiten r...
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Hyundai ha presentado un exoesqueleto que puede ayudar a cualquier persona a levantar objetos extremadamente pesados sin mucho esfuerzo. Se trata de un nue
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Excellent evening at CNIO, Spanish national cancer research center.
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A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 2:51 p.m. EDT today, May 11, with more than 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1T93caO
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Divertido vídeo de la gente de Job and talent

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