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Comment Re:password resets are a horrible weak link too. (Score 1) 131

Set your secret question answers to random passwords.

This. My mother's maiden name really is YGIL68ovlh9p7 ;biy7/l gp79kl;yha47v clj 7i! We're European and African heritage... :-)

I think you mean "My mother's maiden name really is YGIL68ovlh9p7 ;biy7/l gp79kl;yha47v clj 7i, you insensitive clod!"

Well done! You even got the glottal ; and superlative / correct!

Comment Re:password resets are a horrible weak link too. (Score 1) 131

Set your secret question answers to random passwords.

This. My mother's maiden name really is YGIL68ovlh9p7 ;biy7/l gp79kl;yha47v clj 7i! We're European and African heritage... :-)

Just keep track of your 'answers' to your secret questions in a secure password manager like KeePass, and Bob's your uncle (or aunt).

Comment Re:Let me get this straight... (Score 1) 127

Of course, I know your counter argument: "They left it wide open, so they're responsible."

Please think about this carefully:

The webcam
delivers
the pictures.

One more time:

The client says, "May I watch you?"

And the webcam server says, "Sure, here are the pictures."

A suitable analogy is me asking, "May I watch you?" and you saying, "Yeah, go ahead."

An even more suitable analogy is me asking a Magic 8-Ball "May I watch this guy?"...but all other responses in the 8-ball other than "Yes, definitely" have been removed by the manufacturer.

The person who should be giving the consent is not consulted, or is not aware that consent is being automatically provided by a third party.

Comment Re:Not doomed (Score 1) 159

Sure there’s a paper trail, things could get messy some day, but for the time being, paying for this service on your own credit card and accessing Netflix is a very low risk activity.

Erm...who uses their personal credit card to pay for VPN services?

I thought that's what those nice, anonymous VISA and MC gift cards were made for...and yes, my name really is Tom Jones (no relation), zip code 90210 (just a coincidence, really) ;-)

Comment Re:Good idea? (Score 1) 287

Or better yet, through Facebook your "friends" get to decide if you can even reproduce! Whoa! We need to call Mark. I'm sure he will kick in some bucks.

Hmm...a bit Orwellian, but...switch doesn't get turned on until your license to reproduce is approved by the government?

I'd...actually be kinda in favor of this. Especially every time I see those starving kiddie commercials...or see the latest tantrum-fest at my local Wal-Mart, with even-odds on whether it's the parents or the kids making more noise...the world would be such a better place if parents had to make even a token sacrifice before they could conceive, rather than having the current genetic russian roulette model.

Comment Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 81

Man, that title sounds like a cross between a Nancy Drew book and some really bad porn.

I know, right??

There's no way that one wasn't deliberate. Guess it's effective as click-bait, though, 'cause here we are...

Comment Re:Douglas Adams had an opinion: (Score 1) 401

I travel a lot too and my power requirements are met with a single, small, plastic box containing a step up/down transformer and an assortment of plug adapters to handle the physical configuration of any power connector standard in the world.

This reminds me of one of my pet peeves: so-called travel surge protectors that are only good for 120V.

Should say: "travel in North America" surge protectors...

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