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Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain

Daychilde Re:Exactly (1172 comments)

I can't control what people do with the meme, only my website. By the way, it's still up at http://gb1990.com/ and yes, I'm Isaac Eiland-Hall.

I've never been slashdotted before - just found this thread and it explains why the server load is as high as it is! hehe.

more than 4 years ago
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Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain

Daychilde Never been slashdotted before (1172 comments)

Hey, cool, I just found this story! Daychilde is my common nickname - I adopted NameWithheld during the time I managed to stay anonymous - I'm Isaac Eiland-Hall. And this story explains why the server load is as high as it is, although we've been featured in a lot of places today.

If you want to see what you guys are doing to my two servers, check out http://namewithheld.us/ - I have live stats up. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Ocean Currents Proposed As Cause of Magnetic Field

Daychilde Re:But this would mean?!?!?!?!? (333 comments)

Of course water responds to solar radiation - that's how we get clouds! :-)

more than 5 years ago
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Ocean Currents Proposed As Cause of Magnetic Field

Daychilde Re:Polarity switch (333 comments)

I"m trying hard to make a joke about writing down when it happened and referring to that as reverse pole-ish notation, but... I think I'll let it go.

(I should probably post this anonymously, but hey - I stand by my bad puns!)

more than 5 years ago
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When Your Backhoe Cuts "Black" Fiber

Daychilde Re:Security Through Obscurity is not security (385 comments)

Here's a quick counter-example: Part of the security of a military base would be the guards at the entrances wielding big scary guns. They're really not obscure, and that's precisely the point.

There may *also* be guards who wish to remain unseen. But there is a significant portion of security (in nearly any application thereof) whose point is precisely to be as unobscured as possible.

Your blanket statements are ill-conceived. You may well have some valid points, but your current argument is flawed, in my opinion.

more than 5 years ago
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Is Playing a DVD Harder Than Rocket Science?

Daychilde Re:I'm not surprised. (464 comments)

Heh. But the shuttle is US territory, right? So Region 1, natch. :D

more than 5 years ago
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Company Claims EEG Scans Can Help Identify ADHD

Daychilde Re:get rid of shitty teachers (373 comments)

You would be incorrect. It's quite real. I was diagnosed at age 32, and Ritalin has truly changed my life.

Different solutions are better for different people. But ADHD is quite real.

There are arguments that it's over-diagnosed. Well, that may well be, but it doesn't change the fact that it's very real.

more than 5 years ago
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Company Claims EEG Scans Can Help Identify ADHD

Daychilde Re:get rid of shitty teachers (373 comments)

As someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD, I have to say that my personal experience with Ritalin has been life-changing.

more than 5 years ago
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Creating a New Yorker Cover On the iPhone

Daychilde Re:So what's the news? (226 comments)

Wake me up when they use MSPaint... ...on second thought, don't.

more than 5 years ago
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Aussie prisoners escape lock-in with Ubuntu PCs

Daychilde ZOMG TEH IRONY... (1 comments)

...of free software being used by prisoners who are the antithesis of free.

Will we have to update the old question "Free as in beer, speech, or prisoners"? :D

more than 5 years ago
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Calculating Password Policy Strength Vs. Cracking

Daychilde Re:Is this a problem? (231 comments)

What's wrong with writing their login details on post-it notes?

Of course, it completely depends on the context... but I'm assuming massive attempts to log in are probably coming from an external source, i.e. across the internet. If people don't have physical access to your workstations, putting the post-it note isn't such a terrible thing.

Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not advocating posting login details and pasting them on the monitor. Instead, write `em down and treat that piece of paper like a thousand-dollar bill. Put it in your wallet or purse. If someone gains access to it - you have worse problems than just your password being taken.

And again - if your hacker is onsite and has physical access - you really have worse problems than a password written down and stuck in a drawer (because I'm really not advocating for sticking it on a monitor).

Which of these sounds more secure:
1) Employees are forced to change their passwords every 90 days, but are discouraged from writing the passwords down anywhere.
2) Employees are forced to change their passwords every 90 days, and are encouraged to keep a written copy in their wallet or purse.

Which of those will tend to allow for more secure passwords, realistically?

There's a ton of things to consider - but it always bugs me when someone argues that writing down passwords is a bad thing. It may seem counter-intuitive at first, but I think it's clearly a Good Thing(tm). :)

more than 5 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Allow Mathematical Proofs?

Daychilde Re:Sure (469 comments)

CTRL-C and CTRL-V are difficult???

more than 6 years ago

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