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Comment Re:Pick a patrern for your passwords (Score 1) 415

Yep, this is it. I have 12-14 character passwords that are all highly secure with numbers, capitals and shift characters, different for every site, that I can just type off the top of my head.

Just need a pattern or algorithm. I use pattern, date shift, keyboard slide(i.e. w=q, q=p), shift.

I've used this for the past 17 years and never needed a password manager.

The only time I have issues is with a very few sites that do not allow shift characters(!@#$%^&*()).

Comment Re:Question of bulk (Score 2) 274

This is why I am not worried about landfills.

Eventually(Sometime in the next 20 years), there will be technology to Mine landfills.

Every scrap of copper, aluminium and rare metals will be extracted from the waste piles. The rest will be turned into energy.

Someone will come up with technology to make it profitable.

I am certain of it.

Comment Re:RAID is not backup... (Score 1) 366

I absolutely love iDrive. I have used it for years.

I TB $52/year. Everything backed up. Unlimited computers/devices. I have 9 computers and 3 phones all backed up automatically.

Even though I use source control, I occasionally mess something up. iDrive keeps 10 versions of my source files. Saved my ass several times over the years.
I'm wondering what happens when we do pass 1 TB as the the site shows only a 10TB plan for $374/year. I would like a 2TB plan(You might be able to call sales and negotiate)

Honestly though, if my only option was the 10TB plan, I would do it. It would be worth it with all of the features.

I love it.


Submission + - The Endless Scroll. I Hate the Show More button!

l810c writes: You have all seen it.

What do you think of the updates to many websites that seems to be accelerating.

Even main layout seems geared towards tablets and phones.

Pages that were once accessible with a hover and a sub menu require multiple clicks.

Stories used to be organized by subject or date.

Now we get the Endless Scroll. Click Show More, drool, Click Show More, etc. It's becoming disorganized.

And what about Slideshow web stories.

What are your thoughts? Is this Web 3.0?

Comment Re:Comparing apples to miniature oranges (Score 2) 409

It All starts with Sodas, but I am not sure where it goes from there.

I have just returned from our community swim meet. Kids drink multiple sodas and get heavy and swim slow.

Kids drink water with the occasional small portion of soda stay lean and swim fast.

My wife and I have observed this for the past 12 years at our community pool with ~400 members. Slim kids drink water mostly, heavy kids always have a Coke in hand. 24, 32, 48 oz behemoths.

Years ago when I went to school there were the couple of Fat Kids. Now MOST Kids are Fat. And they are always drinking Sodas.

Comment Re:Eh... (Score 1) 108

LEGO has done pretty well with it's movies and games in recent years.


They must have put a lot of thought and effort into this. I'm betting that they are working on all of those things.

It's also L E G O. They have a H U G E built in fan base.

I am not sure that this will win, but I am far from skeptical.

Comment Re:Kindness of strangers? (Score 1) 101

How good are these things against false alarms?

Imagine a bunch of teenagers get together and all pound their ceiling near the sensor.

From a previous post:

Elevators can stop at the next floor and open their doors.
Nuclear power plants can insert their control rods.
Toll bridges can close their gates so no more cars go onto the bridge.
Same for tunnels.
Gas valves can shut off.
Turbines can slow down or stop.
Sirens can sound in tsunami zones.
Active seismic control systems can apply tension.
Bank vaults can lock.
Automatic security systems can be notified to prevent a flood of false alarms.
Data centers can sync their HDDs and start their diesel generators.
Fire station roll up doors can automatically open, so they don't jam closed in the quake.
Commuter trains can slow down and stop.
Approaching aircraft can be delayed or diverted.
Traffic lights can go to all-red.

And it's just a bunch of teenagers pounding on the ceiling.

Comment Re:And redundancies come through faster as well! (Score 1) 330

I live outside of Atlanta.

Every couple years when the the Hurricanes and Tropical Storms pick up in the Gulf/Florida area we will catch a bit of the rain band/winds and occasionally a major rain dump or two.

It never feels like the stifling heat we get in July/August and it's usually kind of pleasant(Until some serious thunderstorm bands roll over). Overcast, cool breeze, you can actually smell the ocean from over 300 miles away.

Hurricanes also peak in September, usually after the major heat of summer.

Comment Re:Yeah because you know... (Score 1) 224

Older Corollas and Civics(and many others), Yes. Very reliable and safe cars.

Pulsar(Hell no!) Dad bought my brother one that was 3 years old. Always in the shop. You would not need this monitor on the Pulsar, they were absolute slugs. So much in fact that I consider them dangerous. It was such a slug that when driving you were unable to Avoid trouble. I actually(on my brothers behalf) took he and dad on a test drive to prove to dad it was dangerously slow and unresponsive.

Comment Re:wait what? (Score 0, Troll) 416

I have 2 friends and a relative at 3 different universities that hold higher positions within different science departments.

Each of them said these 3 things to me.

1) Don't use my name or Ever tell anyone I told you this.
2) It's a bunch of political bullshit. It *may* be true that we are warming the planet. But there is absolutely ZERO funding to prove the opposite and by the way, Don't use my name or Ever tell anyone I told you this.
3) Don't use my name or Ever tell anyone I told you this.

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