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Comment Re: heh (Score 1) 134

The Masterlock #-series locks are sheer pin locks. That is, in order to set the pins, you literally insert the key you want it keyed to, and sheer the pins off to the lengths that match the cuts in the key.

Basically, this is identical to all pin tumbler locks....

Well, it's immaterial whether the manufacturer chose to use different size pins as replaceable parts, or whether they chose to cut the key pins to the same length when keying. It would be generally better if they would thread their pin chambers, use ASSA-style high-security pins, get the slop out of their pin chambers (tighter tolerance), and tighten up keyways closer to European lock tolerances, so attackers cannot get a rake or paperclip in there.

I understand the typical Masterlocks are considered easy to pick, because they have really really sloppy manufacturing tolerances, also their locks have only 4-pins, where you'd really prefer to see at least 6-pins, they don't consistently use High-Low High-Low key patterns to deter pick access, they generally provide too much extra space in their keyways for ne'erdowells to easily access with a pick.

Anyways, if I wanted a secure padlock.... I would consider ones such as Trioving 5652R, Abloy PL342, Abus disc detainer models, or at least an American Locks lock (After modd'ing to disable the bypass punch).

Better install with the lock a protective cover over any hasp (if applicable)

Don't bother with a >$50 lock; if it's just securing a weak chain, or if the actual item costs not much more than the lock.

Comment Re:heh (Score 1) 134

But everybody needs to realize that locks and keys only keep honest people honest anyway.

I would say the purpose of locks is to persuade Lazy people to go pick another target. Honest people shouldn't steal anything, even if it were left unlocked, although the lock might also dissuade some people from taking up crime at an early age, or "borrowing" something without permission, since now they would be forced to commit a definite crime or a more severe offense.

Comment Re:Probably for the best. (Score 1) 306

Seamonkey started out as similar to Netscape Communicator, but Mozilla later changed the UI as well to be as similar to Firefox as it could be, thereby ruining the experience.

That's why separating Thunderbird and Seamonkey from Mozilla is a good idea (I believe Seamonkey already is separate). That way, if the Firefox team gets a bad idea, it doesn't force itself onto other projects like Seamonkey or Thunderbird.

Comment Re:As a Thunderbird user (Score 1) 306

I agree. The only thing I think Thunderbird could improve on is allowing an unlimited number of rules. And also allowing rules to move messages b/w accounts.

Only other thing they could do would be to keep a tab on as many of the email services worldwide to make autoconfiguration a lot smoother. Such as appending '' to a username, for example.

Comment Re:I guess I'm the only one who likes Thunderbird? (Score 2) 306

His choice. I too have several. One for personal, one for all my financial needs, one for all my job contacts, one from my cable provider, one from icloud, et al. If I had just 1, all the junk mail I get from all over would make sure that I lost any emails from friends or family. All in all, I too have 10 emails. Some I specifically got for certain functions, where I didn't want to mix it w/ other more personal things.

Comment Re:I guess I'm the only one who likes Thunderbird? (Score 1) 306

I too love Thunderbird. It automatically configures most of the major free email services - Google, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, et al. What's even better - and this Webmail can't do - I can take an email that's been sent to one account and move it to another account. Do it a lot when people send me mails to the 'wrong' email. That's something I haven't been able to do in Outlook Express when I used to run XP

Comment Re:Anyone else with security concerns? (Score 1) 306

Gmail's web interface can only be accessed by opening a browser: there is no specific gmail client of Google's, outside Android (haven't checked the Windows store). As for offering IMAP access free of charge, I don't see Google discontinuing that as long as one still has several similar offerings from Microsoft and Yahoo! Only thing I wonder is whether AOL still has that.

Comment Re:The cries of a dying business (Score 1) 306

I just don't recommend one. Email clients are for enterprise. Uncle Grampa doesn't need outlook. Use webmail. Email clients add another layer of crap onto an already many-tiered crap cake.

Clients are a lot easier to handle than opening up a browser instance. As it is, I have plenty of tabs open in all my browsers. So if a separate application can work for me, I'll use that.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.