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Comment: Re:Where is the NFC 2-factor? (Score 1) 110

by SeaFox (#48199383) Attached to: Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

I don't see how fumbling around with USB sticks is much better.

I use a YubKey NEO-n. It's a tiny device, only extends from the USB port by a millimeter or so... just enough that you can touch it to activate it. I just leave it plugged into my laptop all the time, so there's no "fumbling with USB sticks", I just run my finger along the side of the laptop until it hits the key. It's extremely convenient.

Doesn't leaving the device plugged into your laptop all the time defeat the purpose of two-factor authentication? If someone steals your laptop they have your key now, same is if you left your one-time pad as a text document on the desktop.

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 363

by SeaFox (#48199369) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Why isn't there a national standard for the duration of the yellow light?

Well, ignoring that this is a local jurisdictional issue (traffic laws are not nationally legislated), the correct length of time for a yellow light will be influenced by speeds traveled through the Intersection, local traffic load at that intersection, and weather conditions common at that location.

Comment: Re:Am I doing something right? (Score 1) 205

by SeaFox (#48192179) Attached to: Favorite clickbait hook?

One trick I use is to hover over the link. Sometimes the missing piece of information is in the URL, then I can decide if I actually want to give them a click. For instance, "You'll never believe what scientist have found to cause headaches!".

Then the link will be "www.cnn.com/blah/blah/caffeine.withdrawl.headaches.html\

Sounds like your one weird trick is something advertisers don't want us to know!

Comment: Re:It's the OS, Stupid (Score 1) 249

by SeaFox (#48177693) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

No, try a MacBook Air, running iOS, but with a regular Ethernet jack on it, too.

Why the MacBook Air? Because its so lightweight and gets such great battery life now -- would probably do even better if running iOS instead of full OSX.

Why iOS? Because it's much harder for the average computer illiterate person to screw up the machine, and it still lets them get on the Internet, use Facebook, access email, and play games, which is all they really care about anyway.

Why an Ethernet jack? Because wi-fi simply isn't good enough sometimes. Also what if the wireless router gets its settings wiped and needs to be reconfigured? WPS is not the answer. Also Internet technical support is not going to troubleshoot connectivity issues over wi-fi and take the results seriously.

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