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Comment: Re:Oh god so what? (Score 1) 188

by chuckugly (#47706875) Attached to: C++14 Is Set In Stone
For me auto makes the code more readable and maintainable while retaining strong type safety; the type is retained and enforced, it's just determined by the compiler. Having both class and struct on the other hand always struck me as a pointless idea. Having no explicit return type default to int but no explicit argument default to void - also silly. But auto being re-purposed I'm OK with.

Comment: Re: There we go again (Score 1) 383

by chuckugly (#47652111) Attached to: DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

.... if the attacker knows the password hash that is not a dictionary attack.

The classic dictionary attack is to retrieve the list of password hashes and backwards compute to try and match common passwords to the known hashes, thus rendering a list of known passwords to use. The accounts are then compromised. Calling a modified brute force attack a dictionary attack is also common but a bastardization of the real thing.

Comment: Re: There we go again (Score 1) 383

by chuckugly (#47652087) Attached to: DARPA Wants To Kill the Password
Are you sure? A classic dictionary attack would hash all the words in the dictionary (or common password list) and then taking the known hash of the password, look up which common word computes to the same hash with the same (known) algorithm and salt.

I don't see how that would work here.

Maybe you are thinking of a brute force attack?

Comment: Re:let me correct that for you. (Score 1) 619

Except that only exceptional people are capable of performing many of the tasks that can't be effectively automated, so we are left with 99 people who are essentially incapable (or unwilling) to work and 1 guy who has to work like a horse to keep all the robots greased.

Comment: Re:Why are Zorro cards worth anything at all? (Score 1) 192

by chuckugly (#47501001) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000
"The MOS Technology "Agnus", usually called Agnus is an integrated circuit in the custom chipset of the Commodore Amiga computer. The Agnus, Denise and Paula chips collectively formed the OCS and ECS chipsets." - source

It's the chip that does memory access, fat agnus allows 1mb to be used for video and so forth, original agnus allowed access to 512k. I actually had to pull the old agnus out and insert the upgrade part in the 1980s.

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