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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

szmccauley Re:Passwords died in the 80s (383 comments)

In the 80s we didn't even bother with passwords, okay maybe by the late 80s. And every machine on the network had an IP that was directly on teh internets. As for this article, it's yet another example of how stupid people, even the intelligent, are when it comes to passwords. Who the fsck writes down a dizzying array of passwords? I know about 5 passwords off by heart at any given time, and use a password manager and an encrypted database to hold all of my passwords. Of course, without 2-factor auth those lists of passwords are seriously dangerous and that, dear humans, is where the danger lies. If anyone manages to crack my passowrd manager or my encrypted database, I'm fscked. Okay, let's hear what the folks have to say about this age old problem.

about 2 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

szmccauley Remember when? (379 comments)

Remember when Microsoft first demoed the surface concept, all those years ago? Man did they ever drop the ball under that Balmer guy. I haven't willingly bought a microsoft product for 13 years now, and even then it was grudgingly. Nothing will change that these days.

about 5 months ago
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Fedora Core 2 Review

szmccauley Re:Plug it in? (467 comments)

Just work, as my last Win2k install? Which, in fact, didn't just work at all. In fact it was a horrible experience. The pcmcia wireless nic wasn't suppored, nor was the audio, nor was the video. I had to jump through some pretty big hoops to get the goddamn thing installed.

And you don't have to reboot your machine 400,000 times when you upgrade packages, once for the kernel and you're done.

more than 10 years ago

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