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Comment Re:This is why "biometric" authentication is usele (Score 1) 80

Of course someone could say their mother's maiden name was "zx81 Tamoxifen lion soap" but how many would give answers that aren't actually their mother's maiden name? And some places/services don't even allow such answers.

Of course, giving obscure answers can be problematic as well. Do you need to change security settings? Forgot your obscure answer? Didn't store it as securely as the password cause you didn't think you'd need it? Congratulations, you're locked out of changing your settings.

For a real world example, adding 2-way authentication to EA's Origin accounts requires answering the security question. Can't remember it? You can't add additional security to your account. There's complaints on their forums about this. Only way to reset the security question is through customer service, which is apparently difficult to reach.

Comment Re:Darrell Issa, the chair of the committee (Score 1) 435

Actually, the hearing was about religious freedom, and the woman was denied because anyone who testifies at those things has to be scheduled either 3 or 4 days in advance. The Democrats on the committee had originally scheduled a man to speak, then tried to substitute Sandra Fluke at the last minute. Had they followed the rules and given sufficient notice, she would have been allowed to speak.

If you read my link, Darrell Issa had no problem adding last-minute witnesses favorable to his position. And the hearing certainly involved women's rights very prominently (perhaps even more prominently than it involved religious freedom) so the addition would have made sense.

Comment Re:Scary? (Score 1) 208

No laws were broken but they thought the'd show up anyway? What is wrong with this country.

Cops having a look and checking things out! Where will it end!

Good thing this wasn't attempted in Britain, there not only would the police have shown up, they would have asked "What's all this then?"

Comment Re:I'll pass (Score 1) 110

Actually, there is: the PS3 turns on HDCP as soon as you start playing a game. If you're using composite/component it won't use it, but if you're using HDMI, you must have an HDCP-equipped display.

Note that if you hook up the PS3 and get nothing, you're doing something wrong, since HDCP isn't required just to look at the XMB. It's only required for playing games, if you're using HDMI.

Wrong. PS3s HDMI connection always requires HDCP, in games, DVDs, Blu-rays, XMB, you name it.

Comment Re:Name (Score 1) 206

Interesting, I took Mageia as a back-reference to the magician theme that Mandrake used. Mageia, then, would be (freely adapted) the arts & skills of the Magus.

Sorry it didn't mean anything to you.

The problem, though, isn't when it doesn't mean anything, as much as when it means something you really don't want it to mean, the the Chevy Nova in Spanish speaking countries.

    (No va == "Doesn't go")

Also, the failure of the therapist profession in English speaking countries.

Comment Re:A republican in favor of free speech ? (Score 1) 467

Your freedom of opinion does not INCLUDE the freedom to think I or anybody else is less than you.

Yes. Yes, it does.

Indeed, thinking someone as inferior is allowed, regardless of reason (whether it's skin color, education, criminal record...). Treating someone as inferior without proper cause is not (you're allowed to hire someone rather than other based on the education they have or have not, but not based on their skin color).

There is also the other issue with racists. While racists will fully acknowledge that they have a right to their racist opinions, some of them have trouble understanding that the public's condemnation of their racist opinion is equally allowed. Somehow they think that calling a racist racist is somehow less protected by law.

Comment Re:Suckaz (Score 1) 641

OK, it's just intellectually dishonest of you to use the results of that poll once it was shown that the numbers were made up. It's one thing if you want to push your Democratic agenda, but you better be using real data if you don't want to be compared to the scum of the earth. And by the scum of the earth, of course, I mean......marketers.

Seriously, that just made you look really bad. Learn to find good information.

Well, here's some good information showing that Republicans are nuts.

Comment Re:Suckaz (Score 1) 641

And as pointed out below the 'polling' company who put forward those results has been caught cooking the books. They were so bad even most liberal sites have been trying to disassociate themselves from their findings.

Using Reasearch2000 as an accurate polling source is akin to using Tiger Woods as a source for marriage advice.

Yes, Research 2000 did cook the books. In fact, the right wing is even more lunatic than the R2K cooked results showed. There were other polls. Search around.

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