* Posts by Fred Fallacy

14 posts • joined 14 Nov 2013

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Gates Motel

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We've, um, changed our password policy, says CafePress amid reports of 23m pwned accounts

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I got the email from HIBP ...

But had never heard of Cafe Press, and don't seem to have an account there. So I'm a little confused.

Password re-use is dangerous, right? So what about stopping it with password-sharing?

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Why not make the browser hash passwords.

If a new <input> field type of "HashedPassword" was provider, the browser could hash whatever was submitted, salted by the domain name and username field contents (they'd have to be some parameter to give the id).

Each site would get a different value for the same password, but wouldn't necessarily have to do much extra work, except a flag to know if the user's password was created in this way (so subsequent logons will use it too).

'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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For techincal documentation we need

a new form of English that avoids any potential for ambiguity.

e.g. curly braces for a list of items:

I dedicate this book to {my parents, Ayn Rand, and God} .

If your parents were Ayn Rand and God, then something like:

I dedicate this book to my parents {=Ayn Rand, God}

Beauty is in the AI of the beholder: Young blokes teach computer to judge women by their looks

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Re: arXiv

Please stop saying comments were ‘published by The Register’ which sounds like someone actually published the thing. While, in fact, the comment was uploaded to The Register [by the authors] or perhaps made available in The Register [by the authors].

Viscous liquid oozing down the walls? You must have hives

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I appreciate you beeing far too factual

no text.

We're calling it: World hits peak Namey McNameface

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Alicey McAliceface

drove down Streety McStreetface in her Cary McCarFace?

Oculus Rift review-gasm round-up: The QT on VR

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> I never laughed, cried or felt moved, like I have with many plain-old movies

Perhaps the WSJ should get an actual gamer to test these things.

RIP SPDY, we hardly knew ye: Google to retire next-gen web protocol

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Excellent misuse of sour grapes


Cabbies paralyze London in Uber rebellion

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Re: Avoiding the Streisand effect

* Pedants' corner?

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Re: Nice Traffic System You've Got Here...

Yeah sod the cabbies, I'll take the tube - they won't strike on me.

VROOM! Intel revs Devil's Canyon monster 4x4 at 4GHz

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> Overclockers can push the CPU beyond that to 4.3 or 4.4 GHz.

From 4Ghz, I'm sure they'll be going s little higher than that.

Amazon fuses LoveFilm, subs service, calls it Prime Instant Video

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Re: Meh

Yes, I love the convenience of waiting a day or two for discs, and having to return them. I can't stand the soul-crushingly unbearable chore of streaming them directly.

APPLE EATS ITSELF: iPad Mini set to wolf Air's market share

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Re: Interesting

error: biased or unrepresentative sample detected


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