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The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords

masterlogan2000 Of course 123456 is the most common passwords (209 comments)

Statistically this makes sense since as, even if only 10 people have this password, that's 9 more people that have a password of, say, "we2iru0sdfnsf283fsv72nfkdflhasdfj". Regardless of password strength and regardless of how strong of passwords Gawker requires its users to have, simplicity will always win the "top passwords" award. This is because it is hard for a complicated password to be replicated by multiple users. In other words, this article only gives me a starting point (which I can similarly find elsewhere on the internet) of passwords to try if I wanted to hack a Gawker (or any other) site.

more than 4 years ago

Russia's New Official Holiday — Programmer's Day

masterlogan2000 Maybe programmers do deserve this... (306 comments)

Why shouldn't we get a holiday? And let's not play favorites here, let's celebrate all the professions. In many countries, Teacher's Day is already celebrated, but let's do Fireman's Day and Chemist's Day and Comic Book Artist's Day. How about Food Service's Day and Assembly Plant Worker's Day? Anyone up for celebrating Stripper's Day (ironically celebrated at night)?

And speaking of irony, if everyday we celebrated a different profession and didn't have to work ever, should those professions actually be celebrated since you would never be working?

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre Reports Your Location and Usage To Palm

masterlogan2000 Did it not occur to PALM that this is BAD? (314 comments)

Did Palm not think that someone would figure this out? I wonder what kind of backlash there will be about this and how much more negative impact it will have on the Palm brand.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Takes Aim At Amazon's Kindle

masterlogan2000 Re:new form of book burning (273 comments)

That is, unless they have fixed their battery tech.

My thoughts exactly, first thing that came to my mind!!!

Good for the wintertime maybe? It gets really cold here in the Chicagoland area. Good to have a dual purpose ebook reader/pocket warmer.

more than 5 years ago

How Can I Tell If My Computer Is Part of a Botnet?

masterlogan2000 Re:Well the only fool proof way... (491 comments)

The hard part nowadays is actually finding a HUB. It is very difficult to actually buy a hub anymore, and most "hubs" sold in the US anyway are actually low-end unmanaged switches, so you can't sniff traffic on them.

I had the same problem at a customer site where one of the IDIOTS had packets being sent on some high numbered ports because of a virus they had downloaded. It was EXTREMELY TOUGH finding an actual hub, but I was finally able to hunt one down at Best Buy for around $15.

I swear, you do a search for network hub and you get matches ranging from network switches to routers to usb hubs. Do enough searching, though, and you will find one... eventually.

more than 5 years ago

Linux-Friendly Label Printer Recomendations?

masterlogan2000 Zebra printers work great (188 comments)

I have a feeling that there will be a lot of posts for ZEBRA printers, and I have to agree. You'll need to format your labels with ZPL code, but it's fairly simple and straightforward once you get the first one configured. A majority of my company's customers use the 105SL model printing from RHEL 4/5 systems and Fedora releases. Definitely CUPS compatible! One of these customers actually has four of that particular model, and they print out 100,000+ labels every couple of weeks.

I haven't had many hardware issues with them, but if they do go out, it's best if you're in a location where a Zebra certified technician can reach you. This isn't a problem for most major cities, though if you're in a rural area, it may be a little more difficult.

more than 5 years ago


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