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Comment Passwords are so... quaint. (Score 1) 247 247

'Authorised devices' (with a certificate/token authentication), with a -backup- password or other method. Every device has its own MAC address, why not take advantage of that? Of course, that doesn't eliminate -stealing- the device... but at least you can't do that from a distance ; ).

Comment Re:dub in the "a" (Score 3, Interesting) 149 149

The missing "a" does make sense: aren't "man" and "mankind" synonymous? "A man" and "mankind" are obviously different, and if used would make a more meaningful (and humble) phrase meaning: "one l'il tippytoe for l'il old me, but what a mark of progress!".

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

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