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Google Declares War On the Password

caknuckle Re:Brilliant idea (480 comments)

I have 20+ login passwords between work and home, my security is lower because you have to simplify them to remember them

Have you tried using LastPass? You only have to remember 1 secure password (as complex as you want it to be) and LastPass remembers the rest for you. It also significantly reduces time logging into sites by filling the logins for you. I use this every day and don't want to remember what life was like without it.

about a year ago
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ACTA Gets Death Certificate In Europe

caknuckle Re:This really isn't the end. (36 comments)

The key then is to help fund the Anti-Kleptocracy resistance (see OpenMedia for example), so that there's the Kyle Reese types completely dedicated to fight for us.

about a year ago
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School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

caknuckle Re:Diversion (1168 comments)

Try per capita....cmon! I'll summarize: The per capita mortality from handguns in the USA is 4.6 times that of its closest contender, Israel; 23 times that of Canada, and 265 times that of Great Britain.

about a year ago
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School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

caknuckle Re:Not the cause.. (1168 comments)

Look at China, they've got some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. They've got censorship of nearly everything and yet this happens

You conveniently left this out: Seven of the students, aged between six and 12 years old, were taken to hospital, some with severed fingers and ears

So....NONE of the children died. There's the big difference. If Lanza walks in with a knife, he does considerably less damage. You'll probably then argue that he could make bomb(s). If, and if he walks in with a pipe bomb (he first would've had to detonate one to get through the locked doors he shot through), someone has a real chance of subduing him before he gets more than one bomb detonated. Also, there's several examples of kids getting busted trying to build the pipe bombs...red flags go up when you start buying the materials necessary to do that, and parent/neighbor might question why you have bomb-making material in the garage. So yes, limiting access to guns is PART of the answer.

about a year ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

caknuckle Re:My idea for preventing this from happening agai (1719 comments)

I personally recommend building gated doors that automatically drop down when a gunshot is detected by omni-mics placed throughout schools.

Whats to say you aren't locking the kids INSIDE with the shooter. This is an utterly terrible idea. You effectively prevent the best means of survival (escape).

about a year ago
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Ban On Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today

caknuckle Re:We should all thank God (383 comments)

Oh Billy, I somehow knew you were on that secret Island with Elvis, Tupac, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Whitney.

about a year ago
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Book Review: Sams Teach Yourself Node.js In 24 Hours

caknuckle Re:Dear God, why? (112 comments)

Some decent explanations here.

about a year ago
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Android Rules Smartphones, But Which Version?

caknuckle Re:I miss version numbers (298 comments)

And what happens when there's no yummy foods with that letter...I don't know about you but Android Zucchini Popsicle just doesn't have nice ring.

about a year ago
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Cops To Congress: We Need Logs of Americans' Text Messages

caknuckle Re:Know what would really make sense? (342 comments)

Why not require cops to put video/audio recorders in all their cars and require them to keep the tapes for 2 years. Make any missing tape a felony so that the incentive to "lose" them disappears. That would do more to make our country a better place than keeping SMS messages.

More than likely this will increase minor traffic violation tickets as police immediately can not let you go with "just a warning" in fear of reprimand. Double-edged sword here.

about a year ago
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Congressional Committee Casts a Harsh Eye On Vaccination Science

caknuckle Re:Really, Really, I call BS on your science... (858 comments)

I wish I could mod you up as well. The argument always comes down to Autism or no Autism..when there's a definite risk that should be investigated.

about a year ago
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Congressional Committee Casts a Harsh Eye On Vaccination Science

caknuckle Vaccine = No Autism, but Vaccine != No risk (858 comments)

It really bothers me that the argument is either Autism, or no Autism, because there is a lot more to this. Vaccines still carry a potential risk, and there's plenty of evidence to support this. The mere fact there's a Vaccine Adverse Event Database shows children are being hurt by vaccines.

There are a large number of anti-vacciners (who are intelligent people btw) who simply don't want to take the risk associated with the current multiple vaccine schedule as laid out by the medical community. Some choose to vaccinate on their own schedule i.e. using the multiple vaccines at once approach, or simply not at all. It's a risk either way and I hope people simply do a bit of research either way before deciding.

I'm also very surprised that the majority of /.ers are for blindly trusting government to tell us when, why and how to protect our kids. When they come out and start vaccinating for chicken pox, the common cold, ADHD..will these people blindly follow as well?

about a year ago
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Congressional Committee Casts a Harsh Eye On Vaccination Science

caknuckle Re:Any of you stooges following the news? (858 comments)

When was the last time you were attacked by a bear? Clearly the Bear Patrol is working.

about a year ago
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With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race

caknuckle Next logical step is to segregate.... (622 comments)

... those groups into separate classrooms, with separate teaching styles and paces. And furthermore, to reduce costs for school boards, you could segregate the schools themselves based off those groups to reduce costs and centralize materials and teaching skillsets...problem solved. Oh...I see what I did there...nevermind.

about a year and a half ago
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With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race

caknuckle Re:Embarassing day for whites (622 comments)

To what purpose?

Because it's inferior, and the rest of the world uses metric. The US is the only industrialized nation that does not mainly use the metric system

Everyone in the world calls it a Nozzle, but by golly we're gunna call it a Duck because my grand-pappy called it a duck, and his grand-pappy before him! ......Dangnammit! Just another example of why the rest of the world hates Americans.

about a year and a half ago
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Buckyballs Throws In the Towel

caknuckle Re:Who not Hungry Hungry Hippos then? (383 comments)

It's only after I read several linked articles that I found out that the problem with bucky balls is that they can attract together inside and pinch the intestines, causing severe problems. TFA should've at least mentioned that key detail.

about a year and a half ago
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School Regrets Swapping Laptops For iPads

caknuckle Re:What were they expecting? (504 comments)

M$ is betting the farm that they can solve this exact problem. Want a laptop AND a tablet, we give you both with one great OS. I would love to have my laptop in my docking station and remove the screen when I have to go to a meeting and take notes, etc. i.e. the new ASUS transformer.

about a year and a half ago
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Go Daddy: Network Issues, Not Hacks Or DDoS, Caused Downtime

caknuckle Re:Doesn't Really Help (143 comments)

This just makes them look even less competent as a service provider, if the problem was purely internal then.

It might make them look less competent, but on the flip side suggests an "isolated" incident, and that it won't likely happen again, whereas if it's hackers you as a customer may wonder when the next hack will happen and what effect it will have on your websites, DNS etc. I.e. we better move off before it gets targeted again.

about a year and a half ago
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Two More HIV Patients Now Virus-Free Thanks To Bone Marrow Transplant

caknuckle Old News? (159 comments)

Didn't they already do this with Magic Johnson for exactly $200,000??

about a year and a half ago

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GoDaddy outtage not the result of hackers

caknuckle caknuckle writes  |  about a year and a half ago

caknuckle (2521404) writes "The outage at the domain hosting giant GoDaddy that was responsible for millions of websites going down yesterday was not the result of a DDoS attack or hacking attempt. GoDaddy claims the problem was a result of a series of internal problems that caused their routing tables to get corrupted."
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