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Bad example

Bad example

Posted May 17, 2012 18:49 UTC (Thu) by NRArnot (subscriber, #3033)
In reply to: User and group mount options for ext filesystems by epa
Parent article: User and group mount options for ext filesystems

Retricting shutdown is a bad example. There are environments where a local user has no access to the power switch and reset button. For example, a public "kiosk". Vandal-proof keyboard and trackball and display, metal enclosure locked shut and permanently wired into the electricity supply (ie no plug). Inside sits a plain ordinary PC.

Or the systems I was using this afternoon in a library. Just a hinged cover glued over those buttons, cable-tied shut. A Mollyguard. (Molly, age 5, thinks to herself "what does that button do if I press it"? )

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