Wow, imagine a Beowolf Cluster of these!
I have to agree. You can't build a system that isn't ever going to be hacked. You can build a system using the best available practices that is very difficult to hack and put the most effective system possible in place to detect hacking attempts as early as possible. To a large extent, it seems that they did a respectable job in both respects. I'm sure that they can make improvements and will learn lessons from this. They are a well capitalized company and it is absolutely vital that they maintain credibility in this respect. The value of their service diminishes greatly if it is not secure. They simply can't be seen as ineffective in this matter.
I am especially impressed that they obviously had an effective plan together to quickly update client applications in the event that something like this happened. They pushed out updates for IOS and Android very quickly. They even updated Penultimate which was only recently integrated into Evernote. It seems like they had their act together as far as that was concerned.
They obviously need to stay on top of this game. I'd like to see two factor authentication and better not encryption options. I have my concerns about using Evernote, but I am still a pretty heavy user with over 6000 notes. So far, the benefits outweigh the risks. From what I have learned about this incident so far, I don't think that my appraisal of the cost and benefit will tip the other way. I hope that it stays that way because we don't learn anything new about this incident that seems careless or irresponsible, and because they continue to develop the product and improve the security.
How things change in just over 15 years.
Buy Doom after getting to try 1/3 of the game first.
* Be able to play it via dialup modem or LAN for as long as you have the working equipment.
* Be able to sell the game after you're done with it and have that second user have the game be just as usable to them.
* Enjoy playing thousands of user-created maps and mods -- anything from a monster health editor to a porn graphic replacement mod.
Buy game X.
* Require internet permission to install it. Hopefully you haven't committed the mortal sin of installing it more than three times.
* Require internet permission every time you wish to run the game.
* Require CD checking despite the above.
* Unable to sell the game to people who want something more than a coaster.
* Multiplayer server for Game X goes down after year because Game X 2009 edition is now out. People who still want to play the original Game X via LAN/hosted internet games are SOL and anyone hacking together hosting capabilities likely receives notice from lawyers.
* Have some type of over-zealous security check built into the game mess with your computer, internet connection, or both.
* Deal with an over-moderated/sterile mod community.
The second thread you link almost reads like a Monty Python skit.
"You won't let me *not* play for free?! Well, in that case I'll cancel my *second* and *third* accounts dedicated to not playing! See how you like me not playing for free now! And my first account? Well, it'll not only 'not play' all that often, but pay to do so! In your face, CCP!"
I've had to pull a few strings to grab a hold of the expansion's source code. Luckily the download should be a small one.
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I kid, I kid...
>Of course McCain had a choice. One he was urged repeatedly by the media to take just after selection, many citing the previous example of George McGovern and Eagleton. Instead he stuck by here even through criticism from his own party, never mind the media.
I was talking about supporting the daughter after it became a big story, not the VP pick (which I think you are talking about). Both McCain and Palin had to stand by the daughter.
>You are not serious, right?
I really am. I barely knew anything about the election, except for the race between Obama and Clinton, but the stories about Palin were just too much to ignore. And no, they weren't positive stories. It just seemed to me to be, as other commentators had named it, a "hail mary" choice.
>You don't think tens of millions in contributons the days after the announcement, and as great a viewership of the Republican convention speeches as Obama got to be an amazing achievement?
I'm actually more impressed by the $10 million raised by Obama after Palin's first speech. She only raised $1 million after the speech.
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