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Comment Passwords are outdated. (Score 2) 210

The issue is that GPU scaling has exceeded the functional life of passwords. So we make longer more complex passwords and next year or the next some GPU breakthrough will enable those to be broken in reasonable time. It's just a delaying action against the inevitable death of passwords as a valid authentication option.

Comment Re:Email client software? Is this still a thing? (Score 4, Insightful) 294

People are using email clients all the time, that email client on your phone is using imap to communicate to your mail storage on gmail. I see very few people using their phone's browser to login to the mobile version of any webmail. I see phone specific native clients in wide use. Gmail's webclient is very good, but for certain use cases a dedicated client works better. And since gmail provides standard imap access, thunderbird works with it just fine.

Email client software is far from dead, and it would be nice to keep thunderbird alive.

Comment Re:Amazon has gone for obfuscation as business mod (Score 1) 259

Which is only a problem if you have numerous open orders at any one time... that are delayed shipping for some reason.. You are wanting to batch order and have amazon itemize your ticket when shipped.. vs itemize on order which is what they do. I'm sure you have some reason for wanting that, but it doesn't fit my use case.

Comment Maintenance (Score 1) 251

It really doesn't matter what media you select. The important part is your schedule of updating. Ex.. You pick optical discs and you burn a new disc every 3 months and store it securely. The important fact is not the storage media, it's the 3 month schedule of updating it. You can switch media out on your 3 month update schedule, use flash media, external hard drive, tape, whatever. As long as your most recent backup is no more than 3 months old you'll still be able to read it.

Where most people fail at this is the schedule.. And that's why an online backup solution would work better for the majority of people. Schedule your online backups with one of the secure vendors and let it run automatically.

Comment Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (Score 1) 551

because syslogd cannot handle early boot reporting. By definition Systemd is the first thing to run, so any logging related to this time in the boot sequence has to be handled by it. Since it has to do it anyway, make the utility available for general use. Why have another utility duplicate the functionality when Systemd has to have it for early boot time logging.

Incorrect, systemd could have just put it's log messages in cache to be passed to the logging daemon when it became available.. just like all the socket based priority features trumpeted about for boot order sequencing.

Comment Re:Good For Him (Score 1) 74

The problem is with 207 'legacy systems'.. that's going to mean there's a few systems that every employee uses.. time clock, HR, email, intranet, etc. Then there's 200 systems that 5-20 people use. Probably tracking systems within each department. So, numerous small focused systems are going to be merged into 1 gargantuan do-it-all system. Nothing ever goes wrong with these plans....

Comment form factor (Score 1) 471

There seems to be a design disconnect. We're making bigger phones but now a smaller interface for the watch... why does this make sense?

How about we need to scrap the phone concept. We need the combination of glass / watch / bluetooth ear buds / mic. Wearable technology that replaces all the crap we currently do with a phone. And once that's matured we just implant it under the skin.

The watch style devices should have solar charging and kinetic charging to hopefully avoid the wall brick charging completely.

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