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Comment Re:astounding that defaults are not tougher (Score 1) 210

When I got Verizon Fios the router came with a unique password, but only for Wi-Fi. The actual device login was a default (actually technically just one of the "default" logins techs commonly used; I had to Google this).

I think this can be helped by not allowing remote access until the default password has been changed. If you're going to require remote access you should know enough that you should try to secure your device.

Obviously, this doesn't help the problem with weak password or technicians commonly changing the device default and then re-using that device in another household. But it's a start.

Comment Re:How cool is it though... (Score 1) 601

I think what he meant to get across what that you don't need the command line. Sure, it's there and it's great, but the real improvement is that the Android community hasn't been plagued by forums with people advising others to copy+paste bash commands, run scripts, or compile stuff just to get something to work.

Comment Re:subject (Score 1) 284

Winrar. When I was buying I actually thought to myself: "This PS3 is $300+, but then again so is that Blu-ray player I was looking at. But I can do so much more! I can play games with it... connect to Windows Media Player... I heard it can even run Linux...". However, nowadays it has issues connecting to Windows Media Player so I use PS3 Media Server instead; and I dumped the Linux install so I could keep playing the latest games. But hey, at least I can still play games.

Comment Re:Kudos to Blender! (Score 1) 126

Keyword in your sentence: usually. The purpose of this movie was not to entertain, it was to demo digital content with live action using Blender. Mission accomplished. That is what we should be commenting on. The fact that /. categorized this "Entertainment" is unfortunate, because it detracts from the technological prowess we are supposed to be evaluating.

Comment Re:Define premature (Score 1) 269

Mod points! My kingdom for some mod points!

I have had my fair share of Windows problems and even though the changes in Windows 8 aren't revolutionary or ground-breaking they are much welcomed. Just about every feature you listed is possible with Windows XP, 7, and even Vista; but they required knowledge of how to properly configure Windows, get rid of all the crap you don't need, and then properly install and configure the third-party applications that handled features the OS now natively provides.

I got to the point where I came up with a list of must-have apps and configs for any family member or friend asking for help "fixing" their computer. I had to keep my list and software library up-to-date, or rely on a website like "i use this" to take care of that. And I have lists for Windows, Mac, and Linux OSes; nobody is perfect.

UI mess aside I welcome such improvements in an OS like Windows 8.

A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.