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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..

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score 3, Interesting) 506

by weszz (#47759741) Attached to: California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

My whole concern is you sit there for say 2 months letting the car drive itself and you sit paying attention and all is good.

Then you go on a 2-3 hour drive, maybe to the really boring Illinois highways (just drove north on them, and yea, straight and boring) so you nod off a little or pay less attention mainly because you can, and life has been good with no issues.

How do you know to take sudden control of the car to save your life, or can you even possibly understand and react that fast?

Is sitting facing forward now a more dangerous position? what if EVERYONE faces backwards in these for safety (granted some will get sick doing it), or maybe you could be better protected laying down?

Comment: Re: The world we live in. (Score 1) 595

by weszz (#47748945) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Now hold on there... I take great offense to this.

Like Police, Teachers and all kinds of others, I would say 90-95% are good people doing good things, the 5-10% give it all a bad name. If we found/find someone who wasn't living up to standards, we remove them from membership and when applicable alert law enforcement. plain and simple. Most groups I talked to did the same. Our declaration of principles talks about secrets, but it's secrets that a family would keep (and keeping rituals secret is mainly intended to give them value to the person knowing them, not because they are scandalous. Not much value is normally given to public knowledge), breaking the law is not something you can expect to "be covered" on, and being a bad person is a sure way to find the door.

Now if we are talking frats vs fraternities, then yes there is a difference. a frat is a drinking club, a fraternity is a wholesome thing with adult oversight from local volunteers and a national/international body that also oversees the groups. Yes there are some bad actors, but they are typically either removed, or do something dumb and get the whole chapter closed if they aren't dealt with.

Comment: Re:Bubbles (Score 1) 130

by weszz (#47608211) Attached to: Inside the Facebook Algorithm Most Users Don't Even Know Exists

explains my 4 year old running around the house singing nationwide is on your side...

The girl is perpetually happy and heard that on the radio, never to be forgotten... along with the "fact" she told me about MLKjr.

He had a dream, then he died. like Jesus and great grandpa. well yea... but you're kind missing some important parts there... Jesus died in the crosswalk for us.

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