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Comment Re:More tips for browser makers (Score 1) 250


1. NEVER hide ANY part of the URL. If the URL extends beyond the size of the location box, give a nice big '...' for people to click on to see it.

Given the example domains are of the form paypal.com.abc.xyz.tld (example: paypal.com.resolution-ticket.tk) maybe the tld should always be visible.

Comment Re:Use a Local Not a Remot Passwords Manager (Score 1) 415

In which case you should just write them on index cards and put them in your desk at home, which is what I do. No need to have passwords stored on an internet-connected computer, encrypted or otherwise. If I'm away from home, then I can only use the passwords I memorized. If I go on vacation I write some of them in a encrypted file on a USB key, and then shred the file later.

Comment Obvious Response (Score 1) 642

Clearly no one would ever drop rocks from the Moon, because once the Moon rotates beneath the Earth, we would just drop rocks from Earth onto their moon base. The near side of the Moon is always facing Earth, so there is no escape! And the rocks on Earth are waaaay bigger than the rocks on the Moon.

Comment Re:Science discourages reproducing (Score 2) 331

I did this once as a grad student. I pointed out an error to the authors of a published study. They were nice, but some of the email exchanges were a little tense. Understandably, emotions get high in a situation like this. However, I would not recommend grad students do this as a general project, because they can be easily attacked by more senior researchers with better standing in their fields.

Comment Re: Live by the cloud, (Score 3) 101


Why the hell would you "self-host" a cloud service?

Almost any server can be "cloud service". There are several interesting solutions to the problem "I need to access a Git repository over the net" in "the cloud" or otherwise. For example, I self host because my code is so amazing, I can't risk having anyone see it lest they die from heart attack due to the overwhelming splendor.

Comment Re:Yabba Dabba Doo! (Score 1) 401

The name is totally appropriate, if you understand its derivation. Altaba is the younger sister of Alibaba. Legend has it, that Altaba was always considered the "black sheep" of the family, but eventually became independent and successful through lots of hard work and determination.

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