What are the chances that this will simply be used to target anyone who uses the bandwidth they paid for?
259 companies aren't terribly embarrassed about implementing systems so badly that a 15 yr kid using cut and paste broke into their systems and viewed our personal information, credit card numbers, the dreaded social security number, etc, etc.
We really need to start taking these companies to task for their pitiful respect of the information we entrust to them. The kids in the wrong, no argument from me there, but couldn't they at least have invested enough effort to prevent point and drool attacks from working?
"Pathetic" -- Chiun
If they aren't easy to remember then people write them down, put them on sticky notes on their monitors and the like. It's not just about the math, it's about the social practices as well. I think multiple word pass phrases are still our best avenue for the common man.
We professional types handling encryption keys and such should probably be pushing that extra strength of full random strings but we also handle them professionally and keep them secure and we certainly don't expect that from Joe Enduser.
Why does this idea of putting computers in public restrooms keep surfacing? Perhaps we should flush twice.
So glad we're doing more to aid the stalkers and other folks you don't really want to be around. I'm sure this will be handled with all of the responsibility and good judgment we see exercised by companies handling personal information.
The change you speak of here is artificial. Why is it it costs so much more per person for health care in the US. I can tell you why, I just paid $1600 for two prescriptions that certainly don't cast that much to make, not even close. But, because no one stops them they charge what they want. Our government should not be paying these outrageous prices for our peoples health and neither should we. Regulate the drug companies and droves of "medical equipment" manufacturers that are profiteering on peoples pain, bring those costs down in line with at least the rest of world (we can do far better). That's where to get the money back, not by killing the poor and making medicine in the US elitist.
It sounds too damn much like freedom's last exhale to me. Now everyone back to their huts... we'll be turning the sun off for the night.
This is wonderful! Soon the computer will be able to tell us what's cool and what's not. We'll know just what products to by and when. Utopia I tell you!
Aldous Huxley was right.
takeover vid is here if you've never seen it
We could use the keyboard to change the volume, attack, decay of musical note. Heck we could even include some side to side motion on the key to change other characteristics and... oh wait, my music keyboards have done this for years. Are you sure this is patentable? Oh, I guess if you can patent a word processor in 2009 you can patent anything....
The age old answer to this question is:
"I can tell if the computer is thinking but you must first tell if submarines can swim"