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Comment: So how do we fix this? (Score 1) 192

by geekfarmer (#40261671) Attached to: LinkedIn Password Leak: Salt Their Hide
Obviously, linkedin is learning fast from the publicity here, but that doesn't stop other companies from sending emails with your password if you click "forgot password". (*cough*T-Mobile*cough*) I deny that proper password security is either hard or expensive. What we really need is a good way to shame companies into doing it right. Preferably one that doesn't involve leaking a few million passwords.

Comment: New Hiring Policy (Score 1) 124

by geekfarmer (#38959395) Attached to: DARPA Investing In Electric Brain Stimulation To Train Snipers Quickly
"Yeah, our policy is to wire up all our new interns. After the first burnout, or if their physician starts complaining about their body weight (forgetting to eat is a common side-effect), we give 'em a test. If they've learned enough by then, we hire 'em. If not, well, we're not running a charity here."

Comment: Uh, Bulletstorm? Try Borderlands! (Score 1) 244

by geekfarmer (#36966834) Attached to: How To Ruin Your Game's PC Port
Why has nobody mentioned Borderlands on this subject? On the off chance you could actually join a multiplayer game, (even LAN over Hamichi didn't work) your mic had no PTT mode! If you had a mic plugged in, it was enabled and in voice-activated mode. The only way to turn it off was to unplug your mic. As of when the second DLC pack was released, (and I gave up and stopped paying attention) there was still no other option or workaround. I've never seen a PC port so fundamentally unusable as when I tried using multiplayer in Borderlands.

Comment: Re:Encryption? (Score 1) 250

by geekfarmer (#35946722) Attached to: Dropbox Attempts To Kill Open Source Project
This link is the single best reason why I chose spideroak over dropbox: https://spideroak.com/engineering_matters#true_privacy To quote: "SpiderOak's encryption is comprehensive -- even with physical access to the storage servers, SpiderOak staff cannot know even the names of your files and folders." I was not looking for a convenient file-sharing service though. If you want file-sharing, Dropbox probably does that better. I was specifically looking for a cloud backup service I could use to sync both my linux server and my windows laptop. I wish their android app was more than just a file-access point, I'd love to put the txt messages and pictures on my phone in there too.

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