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Comment Re:No Need (Score 1) 415

Field input limitations make using phrases as passwords a limited option. Did you really crack "MGai4meO..." in less than 3 seconds? I suspect hyperbole. This is a frequently discussed topic. In my experience, when cracking, I must introduce character sets, depending upon language spoken / keyboard layout. "Horse battery yeah whatever" is already loaded as the ASCII character set (128 characters). Add in a few î‘€ symbols from the full ISO 8859-1 character set (try Japanese) and the software requires a bit more time because the full character set is larger than the ASCII character set (63 characters more?). Even hashes and ampersands required a tick box in Lopht to add as a character set. Alas, now we are back to Field Input limitations. If we could use Japanese characters with a 64 bit field length, well, that would make for some interesting passwords, if they were stored correctly.

Comment Re:No Need (Score 2) 415

Yeah, that's great. I'm in IT and my Keepass shows over one thousand entries. I use the mnemonic device method for most passwords, like (examples only) rfhpwtycg (really fucking hard password that you can't guess), or MvEmJsUn (mercury, venus, earth, etc...), oTtFfSsEnT (one, two, three, four, etc...). Using mnemonic devices helps me remember what the password is, but not where it was used. I have at least 10 gmail accounts, 20 other email accounts, and multiple accounts with Cisco, SonicWALL, Office 365, Barracuda, Hostgator, CloudFalare, AT&T, Verizon, 8x8, Register.com, etc, etc, etc... I would never even think about trying to memorize any password except the one that opens Keepass.

Comment Re:Just IE (Score 1) 92

I saw this last week so I doubt they have fixed it. It took over the screen and the only thing I could do was kill chrome via ctrl+alt+del. No defense. I had to tell the user to never go to that site (or their history), or use a browser with noscript, like SeaMonkey or Firefox. SeaMonkey with noscript and adblock has saved me a few headaches for users with chrome bloat issues due to too many tabs.

Comment Bring it on! (Score 1) 157

Windows phone 8 user here. Nokia Lumia 928. I've been using it since July 2013. As a warning to all you posers, I support well over 100 phones for users including iPhones and whatever candy named crap Android flavor is out this month. I love this fucking phone. Okay, the apps are a major shortfall, like a good VoIP app, but it does everything I need and it does it well. Great battery life, remote desktop, six email accounts (Exchange, Outlook, 2 Gmail, and 2 IMAP4), iVMS, bandwidth testers, DNS resolvers, keepass, awesome camera, Local Scout, file browser, Office Lens, City Lens, Here Maps, Here Drive, SharePoint integration. The phone is always working and always responsive. I rebooted it in 2014. When I work on a customers phone, I feel sad that it doesn't "just work". iPhone 6? I support many, including my wife's. Where the fuck is the advanced settings menu? Why do the contacts sync for one but not the other account? I checked the fricken box? You can say what you like, but my 3 year old and busted is better than the new hotness I work on every week. I'm holding out for the surface, but I may have to eat shit and get a pixel. That will kill me. If you can suggest a REAL replacement for my wonderful phone, I am all ears. Please don't troll. I may need a new phone in six months.

Comment Movie Houses (Score 1) 134

If you sit in those disgusting seats and overpay to be controlled over when the movie starts and what you have to watch while waiting to see your movie, and arrive early to get a decent seat that won't put a crick in your neck, and then smell all the farts of everyone in the theatre while you eat your 10 cents worth of $4.50 popcorn, you deserve any and all bacteria that stick to your ass and come home with you. Enjoy the blinding cell phones during the movie you cattle. Netflix should take over the whole damn business so I can PAY to watch a new release at home. At least at drive-ins you had some separation from the assholes.

Comment I Love it! (Score 1) 761

Hey, don't get me wrong. I use my wired headphones/earbuds exclusively and I feel sorry for anyone that has to charge their headphones and drain their battery on their phone just to use them, but hey, someone has to make the leap into the future, and this is it! Now that Apple, the leader in innovation (cough) has done away with the headphone cables, everyone else will follow. We will soon see Bluetooth headsets that are better than even I can imagine. They will power themselves over Bluetooth soon so no charging. Once all the bugs are worked out and the competitors realize people hate wires as much as Steve Job's ghost, we will have this fantastic technology in our cars, our alarm clocks, and our intercom systems (don't you have one?). Someone has to take the leap to show people just how great it can be. I think it should be Apple. On the other hand... Why the fuck don't wireless repeaters work well with different brands? Why is upload speed so shitty when I pay $60 a month? Why does VoIP have such problems with different firewalls? Does everyone set UDP timeouts so fucking low? Why are hotels so obviously throttling bandwidth? Why can't I get a goddamn USB jack on the airplane to charge my Kindle? And why does my Kindle suck at managing shows on the SD card? WHAT THE FUCK! Well, I can say one thing. My wired headphones always work, even with that little button that answers and hangs up calls. I love it.

Comment RAID IS NOT BACKUP (Score 4, Insightful) 366

1) RAID IS NOT BACKUP unless you have another read only set.
2) STORAGE SPACES IS NOT BACKUP unless you have another read only set, and please, it is JBOD with some added features.
3) You are exchanging RAID sync issues with backup sync issues.

I would setup hardware RAID, but that is not related to what you need... Backup to two other disks. Upgrade disk size and technology as needed. A 4TB disk is like $140

Comment everyday work laptop (Score 1) 326

HP i7 16GB RAM 256 SSD Win10 Laptop
Seamonkey w/ adblock and no script
nirsoft_package
windump
putty
nmap
notepad++
Keepass
Acronis
WinRAR, 7zip
truecrypt 7.1a
LogMeIn
EMET 5.5
MS Office & Visio 2013
Virtualbox w/ pfSense and CentOS
Sumatra
Imgburn
Filezilla
OpenVPN, Cisco VPN, NetExtender
XVI32
AD Info
Cisco_usbconsole_driver
Desktop is very similar but with games and a lot more storage. Desktop is a Lian Li case w/ Gigabyte MB.

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