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Comment: Re:Even 100,000,000,000,000 is too small (Score 1) 208

by Archangel Michael (#48225855) Attached to: Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

My very secure password, is well over 100 bits of entropy. Easily extendable when the time comes.

But that is not the problem. We're using a Secret for single factor identification. Real identification is multi-factor and requires non-secret means for identity, and then a secret for proof of identity. Non-secret identification requires a web of trust. Online systems have neither non-secret web of trust Identification nor proper secret proof of Identification.

Comment: Re:Slashdot, Stop Spinning the GamerGate Content (Score 1) 546

by Archangel Michael (#48215261) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

You know, most of the time, the truth lies right in the middle of the fighting sides. Having seen two kids fighting over a toy a time or two, it is the toy that ends up suffering (broken, destroyed, damaged etc). Slapping the kids across the back of the head, and taking away the toy is often the only "real solution". Being a parent isn't easy, but the grownups sometimes need to simply smack the back of heads and issue a timeout.

And when it is the grownups are acting like children, the parent role becomes the easy target. "Don't tell me how to think or what to do". Please don't make excuses.

Note: I'm not taking sides in the GG debate. I have no idea what it actually is. Except that it involves Gamers who often act like little children.

Comment: Re:No chance (Score 2) 546

by Archangel Michael (#48214913) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Generally speaking, hurt feelings strike a nerve. Barking dogs don't strike a nerve, therefore don't hurt feelings. However trolls telling tramps that they are sluts hits a nerve. Hell, even my using those terms will get me in trouble because they elicit a certain negative connotation on the female gender (and done to illustrate a point). If a girl is secure in their sexuality, then no hurt feelings, but if a girl is not comfortable with their sexuality hurt feelings ensue.

Just to make it clear, I don't care about who people sleep with, that is their own fucking (pun intended) business.

The real defense to "hurt feelings" is thicker skin. Which can be learned. But instead, we've become a society of victims of "hurt feelings" and the outrage that is a result.

What is real, is that troll exist. Have existed for ever, and will exist into the foreseeable future. It would be much better use of time and energy helping people ignore trolls, than letting them get the best of us with their trolling.

Comment: Re:Not right (Score 1) 690

by Archangel Michael (#48208157) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

If you buy a Frod, thinking it is a Ford, you do. That is what happened here. Renault isn't counterfeiting Ford Cars or trucks.

Car analogy: If you bought a Frod, and took it to Ford Dealer and they put in a Motorcraft Oil Filer that damages your FROD because it isn't a Ford, is Ford Responsible because all you cared about was the Frod Car was cheaper on eBay?

Comment: Re:Not right (Score 1) 690

by Archangel Michael (#48208087) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

I went to google and searched cheap usb to serial adaptor and bought the cheapest one

So, you're complaining because you got exactly what you paid for, why? I realize that you don't care about the chips inside, which is why you went cheap, because Rodex Watch keeps time just like a Rolex, looks like a Rolex even. You can't get mad at Rolex when your cheap watch doesn't work when you upgrade it using Rolex technology.

All I cared about was a cheap way to get access to my switches.

And you got that. You got exactly what you paid for. A cheap counterfeit.

Comment: Re:Not right (Score 0, Flamebait) 690

by Archangel Michael (#48206131) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

The user didn't harm FTDI.

Yes they did. Buy buying a knockoff product (counterfeit) directly harms the maker of the real, and diminishes the value of the real. If you buy a Rodex watch, expecting it to be exactly like a Rolex watch, you have harmed Rolex. If you buy a Frod Car, instead of a Ford Car, you have harmed Ford.

And while bricking a device is harsh, I have no problem with an updated driver for FTDI chips harming faked FTDI chips. None at all.

Comment: Re:backup for 911 (Score 1) 115

by Archangel Michael (#48205379) Attached to: Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

For the idiots that don't comprehend because their rose tinted liberal glasses don't work, here is the relevant portion highlighted:

Have a gun. In a real emergency, the police are too busy to help everyone.

You see, you're deliberately changing the parameters to make fun of me. I get it, you're too stupid to have a valid argument against what I actually said, in context, so you change the context. The reality is, it makes you look stupid.

But okay, lets go with the hypothetical "cardiac arrest" mentioned below. Okay, you're cardiac arrest is because your shop is being overrun by a mob of thugs on a rampage, do you think that calling 911 for an ambulance is going to help you while they are rioting in the street outside your shop?

If you're going to change the parameters, so can I.

Comment: Re:Wow (Score 1) 80

by Archangel Michael (#48204915) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

Why yes, making a more expensive, less useful product is always a good goal. If you don't want to run Play Services or use the Play Store, that is fine, get yourself an Android and install one of the good ROMs that don't use those products. It is faster, cheaper and likely to draw less attention from those you're paranoid about anyways.

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