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Comment Re:Finally! (Score 2) 211

"he should have remembered his password"

Why? I've got 140 username / passwords in one password vault, and I've got more in another one. Over 7 different PINs or passwords that are work related.

There is a limit to the number of PINs and passwords that you can remember, especially when the restrictions prevent you from coming up with a password that you might possibly be able to remember. And that's before you have password expiration policies kick in.

BTW who's the moron who let's the policy expire passwords on Saturdays, when you need to change the password while you are sitting in front of a computer? It's always fun when mobile email access goes away during a crisis because of the no notice password expired event.

Comment Re:What's the big problem? (Score 1) 675

It's all just weird.
I went out of my way to get a chipped credit card early for use on a trip to the UK. I was able to use it as Chip & Pin at exactly one PoS terminal in the UK. Everywhere else wanted Chip & Signature which was a royal pain because I couldn't use a card at any Pay & Display parking areas. I had to always have a pocketful of coins in order to be able to park.

Comment Re:Legislation Can't Fix Incompetence (Score 1) 660

Where exactly did I say arrest?

Someone can be worthy of keeping an eye on without their having broken the law.
Most of the mass shootings have not been committed by people who broke the law prior to the shooting.
If nothing can be done (i.e. the FBI looks and says 'nothing to see here' and forgets about them) until the law is broken then they might as well stop trying.

Comment Re:Legislation Can't Fix Incompetence (Score 2) 660, all this is useless since the FBI can't do anything until the shooter does something. Which this guy didn't do until last week. At which point it was too late.

If having your friends and family report you to the FBI isn't suspicious enough then the FBI should just stop already. These guys don't break the law until they're ready to go.

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