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Comment: Re:is this good? (Score 1) 157

by weszz (#49348811) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say

My credit union does this... I had to go low security, because it couldn't be longer than something like 8 or 10 characters, and I think originally they told me I couldn't have special characters as well... Their argument was that you would be locked out long before you could try many passwords anyway, so it is moot.

I let him know my feelings because just before the whole new system for better security, I could use a 14+ character password with special characters and whatever else I wanted, now the more secure setup says my CU password is the shortest one I use... (I know this is only one part of the security, and I'm sure the backend is where the more important security updates happened)

Comment: Small things forgiven... (Score 3, Insightful) 256

by weszz (#49277453) Attached to: SimCity's Empire Has Fallen and Skylines Is Picking Up the Pieces

I've sunk a bunch of time into it and gotten to 7 tiles so far, feels like a big city and a number of highway entrances, subways, trains etc... feels spacious and i don't have to destroy my early area to keep moving forwards...

But yea, there are some annoyances like the traffic backups here and there and finding ways that shouldn't be needed around them, but they aren't EA, they set the price lower and have been open about what they are doing. They've built up goodwill so I cut them a lot of slack. It's a good game and worth the time and money.

Now they start doing stuff like EA has over the years with madden exclusivity, the sim city stuff and everything else, then I won't even look at games they release.

I didn't know they were coming out with a different Europa Universalis, which is a game I enjoyed many years ago and totally forgot about...

Comment: Re:It's not every day you get to... (Score 1) 164

by weszz (#48197163) Attached to: Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

True, they did do some power upgrades and features, so a non conductive floor or stairs couldn't stop them. Dalek Sec was different than most and did turn a human into a dalek/human mutant as part of the final experiment... so they did try stuff out

modern Dr Who creatures are some scary stuff for kids though... Between the Daleks, Cybermen, Angels, the stuff in the library (can't think of their name), the moon spiders recently, and everything else, My kids have to wait till they are older, then I will go back and watch modern Dr Who with them. I don't want to deal with the nightmares just yet.

Comment: Re:It's not every day you get to... (Score 2, Informative) 164

by weszz (#48197079) Attached to: Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

Daleks aren't machines though... Those are the cybermen.

A Dalek is a living being inside the armor.

not sure which would be better to meet, but I would pick the Dalek if I had the choice. Cybermen either upgrade you to a cyberman, or they delete you. There isn't middle ground, while ad Dalek doesn't ALWAYS destroy and kill, they will use people as leverage too.

Comment: Re:The THREE shells: (Score 3, Interesting) 269

by weszz (#48028051) Attached to: Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

it's so classified that you can't even use the number for it.

Had something similar trying to get support for why a government website wouldn't work for a user. We were supposed to trust a cert issued by a CA we couldn't reach to verify, and the person that called me back (because you can't call them) let me hear about it since i put the ip address of the server I was looking for assistance with in the request. It has no name, but that is apparently a security breach and had to be reported. How else are you gonna know what I am trying to get to?

Comment: Re:4-8 LITERS?! (Score 1) 90

by weszz (#48019821) Attached to: Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

It's not THAT much, I give at work when the blood center comes around, so they have me down as 35 donations since 2005, I know some of them were double reds, but even if all of them were one pint only, that's still only 16.5 liters, or a bit over 4 gallons.

given time it adds up quickly.

Comment: Re:magicJack alternative? (Score 1) 162

by weszz (#47875355) Attached to: Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

I will continue to keep magic jack, because that means i have a "landline" for kids and babysitters.

My kids are FAR too young for mobile phones, and i don't want to collect babysitter cell phone numbers. Magicjack fits the need and cheaply, so we won't be dropping them.

Comment: Re: Too late (Score 1) 107

by weszz (#47809387) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

May be off in my understanding of dashlane, but I don't think it decrypts it until you have a request for it. With that something may be able to figure out how to start requesting them, but I have more faith in that process handing the password off to their agent for a browser than what I know of ones that use a file you put on dropbox to keep safe... yes you can encrypt the whole database, but that to me makes it more susceptible...

I also wouldn't personally trust one from symantec, mcafee or one of those that try to be everything to everyone... I feel better about one that does one thing well instead of an afterthought product to get more in there.

Comment: Re: Too late (Score 1) 107

by weszz (#47807769) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

I've been using Dashlane, it's been really good for me, there is a cost and a free trial. If you want the 6 month trial let me know and i'll post a link.

The benefit that gives is password syncing, so it's stored by them as well as your phone/tablet and computer, your master password decrypts them so they can be used. Dashlane also alerts me to any website i have a password for that reports a hack so i know right away to change the password.

This won't do anything for device encryption, just passwords.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)