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Comment: Re:Why? Simple bullshit is why. (Score 2) 105

by operagost (#47807043) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

"refineddisplayparcelsuited" is not a common phrase, and this isn't Master Mind where the attacker gets hints when he correctly selects part of the password.

I love how we spend so much time picking passwords that are hard for people to guess-- or remember-- when computer programs can only be written in a practical matter to try the most common dictionary words or "hunter2"-type passwords. Past that, it's all brute force whether you used "j$b01[BaP*@" or "refineddisplayparcelsuited" because the program has no idea how much of the character set your password used until it's been cracked.

Comment: Re:not so fast (Score 1) 128

by operagost (#47756235) Attached to: Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

If that were the case, kids who are overfed carbohydrates would be smarter and taller, not fatter and dumber.

Now who's drawing premature conclusions!

Here's the legendary Slashdot car analogy. Put an 850 CFM Holley on a straight six in a 1960s Pontiac Lemans. Will that turn it into a GTO? No! The human body can't process those calories any faster. They have to be changed into glucose.

Your implication that being overweight makes kids dumber is so stupid, I wonder what your motivation is.

Comment: Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (Score 1) 260

by operagost (#47728825) Attached to: How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

I couldn't do that with mine because I would have needed to build a time machine. I think the guy laying down the stone for my (future) house in 1800 would have chased me off his property with a musket.

Speaking of chases, there is one for the plumbing and another for the 1990s-tech oil-burning boiler chimney. I could have used either, but they are not in quite the right place. I settled for drilling up from the basement inside an interior wall on the first floor to run CAT 6 into an existing telephone box (the installer plugged the original hole with plaster so I elected to not risk damaging the CAT-3 as it was in a daisy-chain). I plugged a wireless-n AP (WPA2 with a strong key) into the ethernet run there, which terminates into a switch in the basement along with another run to my home office. The wireless provides service to the second floor, saving me a lot of trouble.

Comment: Re: Uber is quite retarded (Score 1) 341

by operagost (#47679833) Attached to: Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

You are right. But then without tax and revenue from licensing how will the government function?

No income tax there? No VAT or sales tax? No vehicle licensing fees? No drivers' license fees? No fuel taxes? These bogus "licenses" are just the way "progressive" governments enact regressive taxes to keep the rabble from starting their own businesses and possibly challenging the elite.

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