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Comment: Problem + problem = solution (Score 2, Interesting) 563

by Akral (#32970542) Attached to: Passwords That Are Simple — and Safe(?)

Problem #1: Users use simple, easy-to-guess passwords.
Problem #2: Users write hard and long passwords down.
Solution: Let users' passwords be "AB", where A is long and hard string, written down and posted to their computer, and B is a small and short string.

Rationale:
1. The result is easy to remember;
2. The resulting password "jH329J#nBmbottle" is very secure from bruteforce attacks;
3. The resulting password is secure from local co-workers attacks, because the evil-doer won't know part B;
4. In case someone was hired and could have left will all parts A written down, you can simply change parts A for all users, and they will hardly even notice.

Did I miss anything?

Comment: Re:No recompile needed (Score 1) 641

by Akral (#31574622) Attached to: Open Source Is Not a Democracy

Even simpler (quote from the bug description):
To revert to old layout, enter in terminal:
$ gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

--OR--

Use this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~stownsend42/+archive/light-themes
This option will also fix the graphical appearance of the buttons.

Comment: Re:No crap! (Score 1) 350

by Akral (#30735528) Attached to: Airport Scanners Can Store and Transmit Images

Say you catch a guy with something and they have a trial. And the judge asks for the evidence to be presented. Well. Yeah they need a copy of that in initial scan.

You don't even have to watch Law and Order to know that shit.

Um, no.
After the scanned image shows danger, the operator pushes big red button with huge "ALARM" written on it and the security officers do a complete search of the person in question, having at least two witnesses nearby. They document everything they have found and use THAT as an evidence.
A shitty image of shitty quality can not be a serious evidence anyway.

Comment: Re:VAC (Score 1) 203

by Akral (#30287684) Attached to: Infinity Ward Fights Against <em>Modern Warfare 2</em> Cheaters

First of all, there are three users grayed out. Are they playing? No. Why are they on the first page?

Anyway, let's assume you're correct.
If some players are non-playing/away/offline, then they don't really count towards our "what game a user plays" statistics, right?
So currently out of 18 online and playing users, 11 are playing MW2.

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.

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