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Comment Re:Reality is... (Score 2) 210

> A system shouldn't allow 1000 login attempts to the same account per second.

Cracking passwords generally isn't done by attempting to login, but by hacking into the database, obtaining the password hashes and then running a password cracker on them offline (using a dictionary, rainbow tables and whatnot). Cracking passwords like 1-2-3-4 is almost trivial in this case. "Difficult" passwords are a lot harder to crack this way.

So if you use 1-2-3-4 as a password on several sites, and only one of those sites gets compromised by a hack, your password for all the other sites get exposed.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 348

Sometimes the computer decides to change focus on you in the middle of typing

That is more a Windows problem than a Chrome problem.

Even so, if Windows decides to change focus to another window, it would be to something other than your browser window, so how Chrome handles the backspace in that scenario is irrelevant because it doesn't have the focus anymore.

It's only when you manually change the focus back to Chrome, that you should pay attention that your text box is focused before pressing backspace. If you don't do that, that's just a PEBKAC error in my book.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 348

Do whatever dumb shit makes you happy, but leave us out of it.

How about they leave me and everyone else out of it and don't go breaking people's workflow by changing around default keyboard shortcuts that have worked for decades.

I've lost countless emails to shitty webmail deciding I really need focus somewhere unexpected, and returning me to the login page. It's way past time we got rid of this madness.

I can't remember that ever happening to me.

Comment WTF (Score 5, Interesting) 348

No! I use that feature all the time. Together with vimium, it allows me to navigate while keeping my hands on the keyboard without having to reach for my mouse all the time.

I know alt+left arrow works too, but a chorded keyboard shortcut is a lot less convenient, and I'd still have to move my hand to the arrow cluster instead of staying close to home row.

Comment Re:Well maybe... (Score 1) 500

Comprehensive reading is not your strong point I take it?

This person was already running Windows 10, but then Windows decided on its own that it was time to install some random updates and that this was more important than what the owner of the computer was doing with is computer at the time.

This is bordering on malware practices.

Comment Re:Having used Android, iOS and Windows Phone... (Score 2) 242

> I'm not convinced you have ever used an iOS device. The "flick" you describe works just fine on every version of iOS back to the beginning.

I just checked with my iPad Air 2 running whatever the latest iOS version is at this time, and the scrolling rate on webpages and long lists does indeed appear to be limited to a maximum rate whereas on Android it scrolls as fast as you can flick it, or at least much faster than on iOS (verified on my Nexus 6p and Nexus 7 2013)

It hadn't really occurred to me until now, so I guess it hasn't bothered me either, but the effect is real so there's no point in denying it.

Comment Re: Having used Android, iOS and Windows Phone... (Score 2) 242

It's also not consistent. In some apps it's a button in the top left corner, in others there's a close button in the top right corner or somewhere else, in some apps you have to pinch to close, in some you have to tap outside the window overlay,...

It's totally ridiculous, and it's the one thing that drives me bonkers on my iPad.

Submission + - Mozilla's New Servo Browser Will Be Released in June 2016 (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla has announced it is releasing the first alpha versions of its Servo browser this upcoming June. The project uses browser.html for the browser's UI and Rust for the browser's core. There's a similarity between how Microsoft launched Spartan (Edge) and how Mozilla is launching Servo now. While many might think Mozilla is sneakily working on a Firefox replacement, Mozilla has also invested quite a lot in Firefox these days, like WebExtensions and e10s, and it may be more plausible that Servo might slowly be integrated in Firefox to replace Gecko, rather than replace Firefox altogether, like Microsoft did with Edge to IE.

Comment Re:the point (Score 1) 131

What I've been wondering is ... isn't that a bitch to maintain security patches? Because you now have all these potentially vulnerable libraries spread out over a bunch of docker containers, completely outside of the control of the package manager.

So when the next heartbleed bug comes around, you may think you have patched your system, while in fact the libraries you are exposing to the outside world via your docker apps are still vulnerable.

Comment Re: Linux is a fragile house of cards (Score 1) 699

Except he is in fact a liar. As others have confirmed in this thread, removing sudoku via apt-get does not remove xfce. In fact it doesn't remove anything but the actual sudoku app.

So I'm sure he issued a bunch of other apt-get commands he has conveniently forgotten to mention here because he had no idea what the hell he was doing, and then he goes on to blame Linux and apt-get for his own willful ignorance.

Comment Re:Better solution (Score 1) 699

Have you even read the article?

Are you going to block rm -rf /sys/firmware/efi/efivars too? In fact are you going to add filters for everything that the rm command is not supposed to delete? How about the > command then. What if you did > /sys/firmware/efivars/* ? Would you block that too? How about the cp or mv command? dd? echo? cat? I could easily come up with some destructive stuff using those commands. Good luck with preventing all that.

And even if you could change all your shell utilities to block all potentially destructive modifications, it would still not prevent a rogue program or an attacker who gained root on your system to run their own code and permanently brick your system.

Read that carefully: permanently. brick. your system. Not: oh shit my linux is broken, I have to restore from backup or reinstall, but: oh shit, my motherboard is fried and I have to buy a new computer.

This is dangerous stuff, and it is something new to take into account when playing around with your computer. It used to be that nothing you did in software could damage your hardware, and there was something liberating about that idea. This has now changed.

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