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Comment: tint tiny rss (Score 1) 335

by gmiller123456 (#43974735) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

I went with Tiny Tiny RSS. despite its name, the native interface is actually quite bloated. But fortunatley someone has written a fairly minimalist plugin UI which performs quite well on mobile devices.

I'm not sure if it's just me, or if all of the "social" features of many of the other RSS are actually useful to others. But all I really wanted is a simple thing that tracks which articles are new vs. what I've read. Pretty much every reader I came across was bloated with a lot of features and decorations that slowed it down. I belive I've got a good enough solution with Tiny Tiny RSS. It requires you to host the app on your own website, so it's not going to work for everyone, nor be exactly easy to set up.

Comment: What does this have to do with Groupon? (Score 1) 209

by gmiller123456 (#36074684) Attached to: Groupon Deal Costs Photographer a Year's Free Work

Seems to me like the article referring to "Groupon Piranhas" was just looking for a reason to pick on Groupon. Even if Groupon didn't take a penny of the proceeds, the photography still wouldn't get enough to make it worth his/her time based on all of the assumptions made by the author. Even so, there are still plenty of logical explanations as to why a photography would agree to such a deal, even knowing what they're getting in to.

Having been a hobbyist photographer (never working for anyone) for the past 15 or so years I have seen plenty of people attempting to break into the professional photography business grossly under price their services just to get experience. Most of them are not good at all, none of them are great, but they all generally truly enjoy photography and would pay a pretty penny themselves to have 300 people pose for them in 300 different locations.

Comment: "Dynamic" hashing isn't cryptography (Score 1) 409

by gmiller123456 (#35150536) Attached to: Are You Sure SHA-1+Salt Is Enough For Passwords?

The problem with the "dynamic hashing" solution to the problem is it fails to account for the fact that a devoted attacker is going to be willing to dedicate vastly more resources to cracking it than you are to securing it. Dynamic hashing grows linearly with the amount of computing power used to secure it vs how much it takes to break it. So, for very weak passwords, rather than it taking .1 seconds to crack, it takes five minutes, which is not likely to deter any attacker.

It might deter someone from cracking a large range of passwords to your systems, or someone from guessing the password to your blog's administrative account. But it's not something you can rely on for systems that would be targeted by devoted attackers. At the end of the day, weak passwords cannot be made a secure authentication method.

Comment: Re:Let that be a lesson to you! (Score 1) 487

by gmiller123456 (#35126720) Attached to: Woman Gets Revenge Courtesy of Google Images

That's not surprising, the police have no duty to protect you:

"In 1989, in a suburb of Los Angeles, Maria Navarro called the L. A. County Sheriff's 911 emergency line asking for help. It was her birthday and there was a party at her house, but her estranged husband, against whom she had had a restraining order, said he was coming over to kill her. She believed him, but got no sympathy from the 911 dispatcher, who said: "What do you want us to do lady, send a car to sit outside your house?" Less than half an hour after Maria hung up in frustration, one of her guests called the same 911 line and informed the dispatcher that the husband was there and had already killed Maria and one other guest. Before the cops arrived, he had killed another. "

If your lawyer didn't listen, you need a new lawyer. Or maybe you just need to listen to your lawyer, the fact that you're still alive shows they were just empty threats.

"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." -- Bullwinkle Moose