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Comment Re:Complex Passwords (Score 1) 100

That's pretty much what someone did at an office I worked before.

They had a system where someone could call IT to say they forgot their password, which resulted in their account being locked and a new password was generated. What this person did was to call IT as the last thing before he went home, said he forgot his PW, had his account locked, then next morning he would show up, pick up his password "for the day", enter it, shredder the paper it was printed on, do his stuff, call IT at noon with a lost password...

He pretty much got away with it because he had the agreement with IT that they wouldn't cause a stir and he won't tell anyone about his trick to avoid memorizing passwords with ridiculous requirements.

Comment Re:Passwords exist (Score 1) 100

There's three possible kinds of security factors. Something you know, something you have and something you are (or, more cynically, something you can forget, something you can lose and something that can be chopped off). They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but saying that one is superior to the others is simply and plainly wrong.

And the key reason, btw, why pages don't do it is simple: When people forget their password, resetting that is easy (plus they get your email address so you can reset it in the first place), but if you lose the token...

Comment Re:Most rich people's houses aren't in very... (Score 2) 77

I would think a superior solution to a fixed bunker would be some kind of specialized boat designed for long endurance. Wind turbines, fold out solar panels for electric power. Water could be supplied by marine water makers. Food supplies could be supplemented by fishing.

Simply being out on the water gets you away from the most common threats. Maybe there are mobile pirates you have to worry about, but there will always be fewer of them than roving mobs of people with cutting torches.

If you were super rich, why not look into retrofitting an oil drilling platform into a sea bunker?

Comment Re:Fear is a good thing for business (Score 3, Interesting) 77

Whether Obama has been merely thoughtful and cautious or actually indecisive and passive is something that can be debated, but whatever it is it has created something of an impression that he lacks an appearance of decisiveness and strong leadership.

I kind of wish he had made some bold moves, even if they weren't necessarily the most ideal moves, simply to demonstrate he was moving forward and not settling for a status quo ante.

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