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Comment: Low Value SItes Compromised? (Score 2) 197

by Luthair (#48859057) Attached to: The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"
The article mentions this is based on sites compromised, I wonder if this list isn't to some extent self-selecting towards bad passwords. Lower value sites are more likely to be compromised than high value sites like Amazon or Google, and on low value sites people are much more likely to use garbage. Personally I use a pw database but still use junk passwords on sites when its irrelevant if the account were to be compromised.

Comment: Re:How about unburdening Cable services (Score 1) 448

by Luthair (#48758119) Attached to: Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For
I've advocated to people for quite a while that they'd be better off buying a season on DVD once a month rather than cable subscriptions. Seasons are typically 20-50$, if you trickle it out over a month you're saving money, plus a year or two later you still own the content and can watch it for free if you feel like it.

Comment: Library Alternative (Score 1) 250

by Luthair (#48693483) Attached to: How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry
I suspect unlimited will function like a current libraries, much like Netflix is an alternative to blockbuster not the theatre or purchases. Similarly Unlimited probably won't have the latest and greatest, rather slightly older books and series before a new one is released. (Series often sell for $1.99 or even free to promote the newer books)

Comment: Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (Score 1) 254

by Luthair (#48531163) Attached to: Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

I'd say there is logic in not bothering to make the change, it takes effort and brings no value. My experience has been that gendered pronouns are often used in documentation, though usually they use a mix of the two genders.

That said there isn't logic in attempting to revert the commit when another committer merged it (unless the rule was that documentation would use a gendered pronoun). Though I also don't think the tone and content of Joyents post is appropriate either.

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