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Comment Still drivers issues with the Surface pro. (Score 1) 106 106

The surface pro and Surface pro 2 BOTH have had non stop issues with wireless drivers for two reasons.

1 - microsoft chose the shittiest wireless chipset made on the planet, the Marvell Avastar 88W8797 Wireless
2 - The drivers were written by drunken morons.

you can easily bork the wireless that require you to delete the device, uninstall the drivers, reboot, re detect and then reinstall the drivers. I was hoping that microsoft had fixed this with windows 10, but nope. it's the exact same crap windows 8 driver that somehow self corrupts it's self on boot up.

It doesn't help that Marvell as a company makes only steaming piles of dog shit. All of their chipsets are complete garbage and any maker that uses them are ran by morons.

Comment [Seriously] (Score 1) 550 550

Can we just follow the GreenBay packers model of business? I would honestly chip in money if I could own a part of /. or what ever it became. /. has been a part of my life for longer than it hasn't been. I read it through highschool. I read it between classes. I read it at work. It will forever be one of the few places that could stay up for 9/11.

I've been reading here long enough to know that there are some movers and shakers in the industry. Heck even 'nobodies' like me could probably pull some strings or help contribute to Slashdot 2.0. I would buy a share of Slashdot if it became a 'contributer owned community' rather than some big conglomerate. It started out as a few guys wanting to chat online. It's a bit bigger than that so just add more owners, don't sell it to someone big.

Reddit is going to shit. I'm not a fan of Voat. I just want my old slashdot back. It's the only place I can type more than a paragraph and people will possibly actually read it. No 'tl;dr'. I actually treated mod points

And if not, anyone here want to make a distributed slashdot style platform? NNTP for messages, IRC for chat, *Coin (for distributed voting/Karma). The world has moved on since Perl 20 years ago. Lets take what we've learned and make something new.

Something something my lawn.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 1) 550 550

The thing is GG is spilling out elsewhere. Randi Harper infiltrated the FreeBSD community and is using them as leverage to push her hate and dog piling. It's going to spill out onto the rest of the world sometime soon and it's going to be a train wreck.

DHI probably thought the anti-GG crowd was profitable and found out they weren't.

Comment Re:Our value is community. Not the broken site. (Score 1) 550 550

The only thing I would change about the editing is make it markdown.

Markdown is so much easier and faster to type. HTML made sense when it was the best we had and Everyone on slashdot could type HTML. There are a load of 'nerds' out there that have no need for HTML.

Comment Code of Conducts. (Score 1) 316 316

Now do you see why Randi Harper and her "Code of Conducts" aren't conducive to actually helping anyone? I'm in my 30s, contributing member of society. I have a job, a kid, a wife. But god save me if shit I said when I was 14 on IRC was published. I was 14. I couldn't imagine where I'd be if my life was ruined by dogpiling for some stupid tweet I made.

Thankfully I found Slashdot instead of 4Chan (or what ever the equivalent was back then). I learned to type such that I got +5 "Informative" from adults. Rather than running around calling each other faggots. When I posted on Usenet I used my real name and knew that people could find me with that. I created a new account on most sites that couldn't be linked to anything else (0100010001010011 for Slashdot).

I've noticed that the 20 year olds talk different depending on where they 'grew up' on the internet. If you think that adults run around calling each other Faggot and think that's "just boy talk" there's a good chance you were on 4Chan. I'm sure there are 20 year olds that have been on Slashdot since they could and I wouldn't know them any different than my peers in my 30s or the guys I looked up to that are now in their 40s. Because they learned to talk like adults.

It's why losing Slashdot is really a shame. I don't even know where 16 year old me would go these days. FreeBSD used to be one of the last 'pure' places I could go where I was judged by 1 thing, my code. I couldn't imagine the shitstorm if someone (Randi Harper) took some inside joke of a tweet to friends, twisted it and dog piled her followers on me to kick me out.

Comment Salted your passwords (Score 2) 365 365

I gave up on trying to remember increasingly complex passwords and just remembered how to make them. Computers are great at doing complex math humans aren't. Humans can remember some things very easily (Correct Horse Battery Staple).

Then I only have to remember or write down 3 things: The 'password', the length and the mapping.

echo -n $password+$user+$website | sha256 | cut -c1-$length | [mapping]

Where mapping maps the hex codes to a-z, a-Z, a-Z0-9, a-Z0-9!-). (You can make up your own charset and just use mod(charset length)).

For example if my password was 'qwerty' I'd salt it such that my actual slashdot password would be:
echo -n | sha256 | cut -c1-20

It's not that much harder to implement in Python for use on Windows. (I just have a simple GUI).

If you want to take it a step further just remember a pattern and then a start letter. qwerty, asdfgh and zxcvbn are the same 'password' in my brain. It's "Password 1, start q, a, or z'.

I have everything written down on how to generate the passwords in a lock box and my wife knows my 'password'. So if I die and everything is locked she could get into any website she wanted just by following the instructions.

All of our joint accounts do actually use our anniversary. Jan 1, 1980. 01Jan1980, etc are all going to generate different end passwords. You have to know both the date and the formatting, which she does.

Stop remembering passwords and start remembering how to get to your password.

Function reject.