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Comment: I really get this (Score 1) 522

As word-processors go, the old text mode ones rocked. Wordstar was pretty decent and I used it quite a bit back in the day before moving to the pinnacle of word processing, WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS.

I guess the only thing that would make G.R.R. Martin's statement even better is if he was using CP/M instead of DOS. ;-)

Comment: Unable to replicate (Score 1) 135

by Davidge (#45688109) Attached to: Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

So, out of curiosity, since I am on a Mac and using Safari as my main browser, I thought I'd see what was in the offending file. I have a in excess of 20 tabs open at the moment, a good deal of them to authenticated sites via https.

A quick test in Terminal like so:

$ strings LastSession.plist | grep -i pass

Produced 8 lines that matched, of which 6 matched on the word "passive" and the last two were urls that contained the word "ChangePassword". A more thorough search through the file did not produce any login credentials or passwords.

I should point out this is with the latest release version of Safari 7.0 (9537.71)

Comment: This is why exclusivity deals are a bad idea (Score 1) 543

by Davidge (#28419229) Attached to: SSN Required To Buy Palm Pre

Considering that most modern democratic nations in the western world tend to subscribe to the free-market capitalistic world-view, I really don't understand how mobile carriers get away with these exclusivity deals. Not only are they tantamount to a monopoly in a particular market, but they constitute collusion between the manufacturer and the carrier.
Where are the consumer watchdogs ? Where are the anti-competition commissions ? Why isn't something being done about this anti-competitive behaviour ?

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth

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