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Comment Re:News stories say that is true. More detail: (Score 1) 126

= = = Seattle: Together with abusive companies and bad city management, Seattle is a miserable place.

Houses in Seattle are expensive: Seattle bumps Boston as the most expensive U.S. housing market that's not in California. [geekwire.com]

Rent is expensive: Seattle rent is 5th most expensive in U.S. [curbed.com] = = =

Your points 2 and 3 and difficult to reconcile with point 1, at least from a microeconomic point of view. And all techies are good free market purists, right?

sPh

Comment Re:Open source projects are some of the worst. (Score 1) 299

"You may be joking, but the reality is that open source projects often have some of the worst management around"

I find that hard to believe. I mean, just because open source programmers are overrepresented by the socially maladjusted loners with chips on their shoulders demographic, you think that translates to bad management?

Comment Re:No, They are Not Bullshit (Score 1) 498

Two problems.

First, system designers tend to be clueless about security needs of their own system.I want my bank to require strong passwords. I don't need some discussion forum about, I don't know, aquarium cleaning or salt shaker collecting to need a 10 digit password with numbers, letters, and punctuation marks. It's annoying.

Second, human beings aren't digital storage units. The harder the password to unlock, the more likely we are to either use the same password everywhere, significantly reducing the strength, or to forget what it is. There has to be a balance between ease of use and security, and overly strong passwords disrupt that balance.

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