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Comment Re:The problem with these meters (Score 1) 147

I think you misunderstand how sophisticated dictionary attacks are these days. Your suggestions would only protect against the most naive of dictionary attacks. Modern dictionary attacks include misspelled words, common character substitutions, numbers, and repeated characters (among many other forms of modification).

The problem with remembering passwords isn't that one password is hard to remember, it's that 10 (or hundreds) are hard to remember. Different applications have different complexity requirements and, shockingly, some have complexity maximums (for example, password length limits or banned characters).

Comment Re:The problem with these meters (Score 1) 147

I contest that it is easy to remember, easy to type, and safe.

* Your proposed password is not safe because it is vulnerable to a dictionary attack. Modern dictionary attacks use common substitutions like these.
* It is not easy to remember because you need to remember the substitution pattern you used
* It is not easy to type because no one ever types those words except in this password.

'mets rule yankees drool because I grew up watching the mets with my dad and we had a lot of fun' would be safer, easy to type, but still hard to remember, which is my point.

Comment This is legit (Score 1) 272

Watch the original video: At the end there's a link to, where the new movie shows front and center. The wikipedia page for the new film,, credits Patrick Jean. Looks like Columbia Pictures purchase the rights to the original film. Worst case, Columbia Pictures can be seen as jerks for taking content off the internet that people want to see. It's totally legal, however.

Comment Re:The Ribbon is a better cut (Score 0, Troll) 110

What you suggest is not the classic office experience. It's an experience that is inferior to WinWord 1 from 1991 out of the box. You're suggesting users spend *hours* reconfiguring the UI to a state worse than a version that shipped 23 years ago. They would have to do this on every computer they use. Assuming a computer at work, a computer at home,a child's computer, a laptop, and a friends computer they are helping them with, that's a week configuring toolbars.

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