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Comment Re:Salting is merely a good start (Score 1) 236

Or, better yet, just use the system designed to store passwords: bcrypt.

I recently rejected bcrypt because it seemed to have no way of increasing the verification cost on an existing hash, as would be needed a few years down the road. Was I wrong?

Also, articles promoting bcrypt often suggest not using SHA-1 because it runs fast in a GPU/FPGA. Can't bcrypt be made faster in a similar way?

Comment Re:Nice.... (Score 1) 115

Hey! Nice to see open source software gets fixed so ultra fast! :P

My sarcasm-o-meter is broken, so I cannot tell whether you are kidding. But it is indeed impressive to have a fix within hours, on a holiday.

To be fair though, at least they released it the day it broke things, why didn't they release it by yesterday? Then the default cron job would have picked it up on most servers and nobody would have noticed.

Why didn't they release it before someone noticed? Well, that's a good question. Maybe it was because nobody had noticed?

Comment Re:Why does this rule exist anyway? (Score 1) 115

2. spammers will be readily aware of this rule and really why would they make an effort to inject a future date anyway when their mail daemons will happily use the -current date-

They will use dates from the future to have their offerings shown at the top of the mailbox.

Comment Re:Fix how it handles tabs (Score 2) 223

Vertical tabs? How does that work? Seems like Opera is always ahead of the game anyway. Maybe I should be giving that a try. Last time I seriously gave opera a go was around version 4 I think.

How it works? By running the tabs down the side. That gives you room for maybe 30 tabs, and they are always readable and never change position. With widescreen monitors, that's the only thing that makes sense (though it will obviously take a little getting used to).

Firefox extensions like Tree Style Tabs will give you vertical tabs as well.

Comment Re:complete whats new and opinions (Score 2, Interesting) 274

Wheres the killer feature?

For some reason, Opera does not have killer features (it had tabbed browsing for ages, and was ridiculed for its MDI UI). Features only become indispensable when someone else copies them.

Mouse gestures, vertical tabs, speed, no plugin conflicts, customization -- those are some advantages that I remember. These days I stick with Firefox because it's not too bad, and it's there by default. And RAM is cheap.

Comment your own free app? (Score 1) 416

So after all these years of fretting that users of free OSes are unwilling to support worthwhile commercial development for them (e.g. ports of popular apps and games to Linux, to free people from the tyranny of Windows and Mac OS), we now have a Linux-based platform that is attracting commercial development and that's a problem?

Actually, after all these years, we are still trying to educate that "free" does not relate to the price.

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