Exactly. Except secure.
Instead of farming the job out to private corporations, a government agency should be in charge of it. One with a large web presence. They maintain you public key and force you to update keys regularly. (Opt-in of course, if you want the benefits of the secure online identity). There would also be physical locations, maybe just extend the DMV's job (I know, shoot me) or some other agency that is already in the business of authenticating people that would serve as the human fallback that the masses need to fix any security issues.
Private corporations could try to step into the personal key managing business. We just can't trust private industry to keep the people's interest's at heart. That is what the government is (supposed to be) for. And regulation of the private industry that would handle this would just be a slow and wasteful alternative.
I'm sure productivity went DOWN, since everyone kept trying to refresh/reload..."Maybe THIS time it will work?!"
That's what I did...
Granted, you can jailbreak an iPhone and install whatever you want, but I shouldn't have to hack a phone just so I can use whatever program I want on it. Being held to Apple's decision on what I can or can't use on there is a deal breaker for me.
Apple controls the available software for (among other reasons) their image. If they let people develop security software, people would start to not trust Apple as much, hurting their image and thus sales. They also intentionally keep everything "simple" for their average/target user. Apple's products and philosophy appeal to people that don't understand computers as well as the
Dude, it's right there. Of course, now we don't know how fast it's going.
Unless we don't know it's mass. Then we could know how fast it's going.
c) don't panic
d) bring a towel
Seriously... I'm sure there are other people here who would knowingly go to the phishing page and deliberately enter garbage just to screw with the dicks who are trying to scam accounts.
I do this.
The biggest annoyance with entering bad data is actually Firefox . It makes me click through the phishing warnings before posting my bogus info.
I also usually leave them a message in the bogus data.
PS. How did you guys guess my password!? "lafaroleratropezoooooooooooooo" was picked because I couldn't even remember it!
This is why I always think outside the dodecahedron.
Now that you have seen the trick, you can use it everywhere too!
The final digit reduces the possibilities by roughly 90%.
By definition, each digit reduces the possibilities by exactly 90%.
Ultimately it all comes down to choice. If you really want/have to use Windows, then pay for it and shut up.
Yeah, if I wanted it I'd pay for it but since I only need it, I'll steal it.
Selling to you is just a sideline to Microsoft's real business.
No, that's how they get people hooked so they demand to use it in a business environment where the costs can be very high.
MS makes most of their money from things like support that you pay through the nose for. Businesses want to pay people to take care of such things because they have been conditioned to believe that it isn't cost effective to do it in house.
MS has literally conditioned people (like my boss) to be scared of Linux and open source.
Telling someone you want to take away a group of peoples rights always sounds bad and closes the discussion before it's begun.
Until you pass Prop 8.
One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener