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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.

Comment: Re:many sites still dumb (Score 2) 107

by weszz (#47805919) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

my bank went from unlimited characters to 10 with no special characters...

Took me so long to figure out why I couldn't change my password... Thought there is no way this isn't complex enough... turns out I had to trim 6 characters off it and remove the symbols and such... made for a sad day.

Their response was that it didn't matter because a brute force attack would be locked out long before it could try the other characters.

Comment: Re: Too late (Score 1) 107

by weszz (#47805811) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

Get a password management program.

I've been using one for just over a year, there is a master password that isn't stored anywhere, and everything i log into has a different password.

If I need to log in at home i fire up the program and it will autofill passwords on the right sites, if i'm at work i use my phone or the website to get the passwords, and it reminds me every x amount of days to reset the passwords.

not 100% since nothing is, but much better than the old methods.

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 506

by weszz (#47759919) Attached to: California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

The whole split second decision to me is funny...

After a while, who is going to be in any kind of position to make a split second decision?

You will be reading a book, daydreaming, sleeping or just plain zoned out, maybe you realize what is going on, and probably don't have time to remember how to override it plus get yourself into the position to drive your way out of it.

for a while yes, people will pay attention, but VERY soon after all will be forgotten.

If you need assurance this will happen I have two things for you. Take the average person you will meet in your life, then remember that by definition half the people out there are dumber than that.

Those half are clicking the Okay button in the popup DOS window saying their computer is infected because the computer told them to. It's a DOS window, it must be my computer so it's okay to click the big button in it..

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.