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Comment: Re:I hate your rules (Score 1) 136

by JonnyCalcutta (#49478333) Attached to: Cracking Passwords With Statistics

Ditto, right down to the three levels. I have a few of variations on my low level password (basically, add 123 at the end, capitalise and/or add an exclamation - to account for the all the (as you rightly say) ego-driven web sites. Sometimes I've just really had to get on a site, much as their rules annoy me).

Even with the variants I can guess which it was in 3 or 4 goes max, if I've forgotten.

Its a six character word that was the name of an old roleplaying character and is probably in the dictionary. Its also been known by almost everyone I've ever worked with (since its my 'don't care' desktop login). If someone really wants to hack one of those accounts all they have to do is use my browser anyway.

My higher level passwords are all sentences with digits and punctuation and spaces removed to prevent annoyance - good luck getting them with your brute force attacks.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 4, Informative) 886

Bit of a strawman there. Nobody is saying people have to stock specific products for LGBT people - only that they have to serve them whatever they do sell. They can't refuse to serve them just because they are gay.

The coffee shop doesn't have to stock special gay tea, but they have to sell coffee to gay people in exactly the same way they serve it to everyone else.

Comment: Re: Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 198 (Score 1) 573

What's wrong with thinking so much of yourself? I happen to think that much of everyone.

My question would be, why do you think so little of everyone that you feel they should be forced to spend the majority of their days performing some form of labour to prove their entitlement? Its not even like most of that labour is useful to society beyond making sure the system is perpetuated.

Comment: Re:Wait what? (Score 1) 222

My four year old loves and plays Minecraft - its the PS3 version mostly but he has also played the PC version and had no real problem with WASD. He isn't bothered about any survival elements, just loves to build houses, railways, and muck around.

My 8 year old has also been playing it since he was 7 - on the PC and the PS3 - and never had any issues. As far as I'm aware most of his class plays it as well (although its been superseded by Terraria). He does watch a lot of these funny British guys but being British I'm happy that's its culturally closer than most of Youtube, and that its 100% child friendly without actually being aimed down that way. He also uses the web to research tips / hints and even asked me for his own web page so he could post stuff (I gave him a blogger site on my account). If your kid plays games I personally think Minecraft is a winner.

Comment: Spiritual Needs (Score 4, Interesting) 268

by JonnyCalcutta (#48233145) Attached to: Jedi-ism Becomes a Serious Religion

"For Mark Vernon, a former priest, psychotherapist and writer, says the Jedi story has real power. "The reason it's so powerful and universal is that we have to find ourselves. It's by losing ourselves and identifying with something greater like the Jedi myth that we find a fuller life."

Speak for yourself

Comment: Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (Score 2) 264

I'd mod you up if I could, that's a pretty good description and pretty much sums up my thoughts. Its a non-conspiracy of people with their own agendas, failings and short-sightedness.

I think the bit you missed though is that the problems arise when they _are_ powerful. My failings affect myself and my immediate family, theirs affect millions of people.

I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by 4 o'clock. -- Henny Youngman