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Comment: Re:Salting is merely a good start (Score 1) 236

by Anders (#34564852) Attached to: Learning From Gawker's Failure

Or, better yet, just use the system designed to store passwords: bcrypt.

I recently rejected bcrypt because it seemed to have no way of increasing the verification cost on an existing hash, as would be needed a few years down the road. Was I wrong?

Also, articles promoting bcrypt often suggest not using SHA-1 because it runs fast in a GPU/FPGA. Can't bcrypt be made faster in a similar way?

Comment: Re:Nice.... (Score 1) 115

by Anders (#30621384) Attached to: SpamAssassin 2010 Bug

Hey! Nice to see open source software gets fixed so ultra fast! :P

My sarcasm-o-meter is broken, so I cannot tell whether you are kidding. But it is indeed impressive to have a fix within hours, on a holiday.

To be fair though, at least they released it the day it broke things, why didn't they release it by yesterday? Then the default cron job would have picked it up on most servers and nobody would have noticed.

Why didn't they release it before someone noticed? Well, that's a good question. Maybe it was because nobody had noticed?

Comment: Re:Fix how it handles tabs (Score 2) 223

by Anders (#30587644) Attached to: A Mixed Review For Google Chrome On Linux

Vertical tabs? How does that work? Seems like Opera is always ahead of the game anyway. Maybe I should be giving that a try. Last time I seriously gave opera a go was around version 4 I think.

How it works? By running the tabs down the side. That gives you room for maybe 30 tabs, and they are always readable and never change position. With widescreen monitors, that's the only thing that makes sense (though it will obviously take a little getting used to).

Firefox extensions like Tree Style Tabs will give you vertical tabs as well.

Comment: Re:complete whats new and opinions (Score 2, Interesting) 274

by Anders (#30530668) Attached to: Opera 10.5 Pre-Alpha Is Out, and It's Fast

Wheres the killer feature?

For some reason, Opera does not have killer features (it had tabbed browsing for ages, and was ridiculed for its MDI UI). Features only become indispensable when someone else copies them.

Mouse gestures, vertical tabs, speed, no plugin conflicts, customization -- those are some advantages that I remember. These days I stick with Firefox because it's not too bad, and it's there by default. And RAM is cheap.

Comment: your own free app? (Score 1) 416

by Anders (#30513910) Attached to: Android's Success a Threat To Free Software?

So after all these years of fretting that users of free OSes are unwilling to support worthwhile commercial development for them (e.g. ports of popular apps and games to Linux, to free people from the tyranny of Windows and Mac OS), we now have a Linux-based platform that is attracting commercial development and that's a problem?

Actually, after all these years, we are still trying to educate that "free" does not relate to the price.

From Sharp minds come... pointed heads. -- Bryan Sparrowhawk