* Posts by Rod 6

6 posts • joined 5 Jan 2010

Tesco in unencrypted password email reminder rumble

Rod 6
FAIL

So....

"But the bigger issue is that the method implies that the grocer stores password hashes in an unsalted format. If there was any kind of breach that exposed these password hashes then the corresponding plain text passwords can be extracted from the stored hashes using a brute force attack and rainbow lookup tables."

But if they were hashed then Tesco would not be able to send you your forgotten password without them brute forcing their own database. Sounds like they are encrypted in which case it does not matter if they are salted or not.... Allen always has something to say on salting.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB-qNONoYN4

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Fedora 15: More than just a pretty interface

Rod 6
Unhappy

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I'm sure fedora 15 has many nice new features. Shame I won't be using it thought BECAUSE of the new Gnome 3.0 interface. I tried to use it the other day and it sucked. Everything needed more mouse clicks or key presses to do. It seems to be a GUI designers wet dream rather than a working interface. I have stuck with fedora/RH over the years from pre F1 to F14 and now I am looking for a new distro. Very sad.

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GNOME 3: Shocking changes for Linux lovers

Rod 6
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It sucked big time.

I tried Gnome shell yesterday. It sucked big time. Here are the reasons why:

1. No task bar.

2. I tried to tab through the open windows, but the tabbed windows were grouped/nested and thus needed more key presses to select the terminal I wanted.

3. No minimize maximize buttons. wtf?

4. I could not make new panels to customize my desktop.

5. As there were no panels, I could not make clickable shortcuts and thus needed more than one click to open a new terminal. (fail)

6. Everything is animated, I don't want animated menus in fact I don't want animated anything. I just want menus to open so fast I can't see them open.

7. Where is the system tray?

8. Where has the weather gone from the clock?

9. Why has the global time gone from clock? I need this.

10. Is it me or could I not put files on the desktop?

11. The clock seemed to be stuck in the middle of the bar on the top of the screen, why can't I move it. Why?

All in all I found gnome 3.0 to be a total pain to use, fine if you are four years old and the computer is a play thing and you want random animations to impress your friends, but as a power user who needs to do real work and quickly it just does not cut it. It looks to me as if it is a developers wet dream which for some reason got released. All I want is a stable fast desktop which works 100% of the time. No animations, no funky menus.

Fail.

Gnome people please do a reality check asap or I will be looking for a KDE distro - and I never did like KDE.

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London bike hire scheme suffers pre-launch wobbles

Rod 6
WTF?

Hello grim reaper

As a London cyclist I am looking forward to this scheme coming into being with amusement and horror. London roads are a death trap “In 2005, 20 cyclists were killed and 338 injured on London's roads. In 2006, 18 were killed and 349 injured and last year 14 died and 253 were injured.” - evening standard. At the best of times fit young local cyclists get killed. I can not imagine the consequence of letting an unsuspecting European tourists loose on the roads of London. For a start the cycle network is so poor it is a joke. Hardly any of the major roads have cycle paths on them, the ones which do the cycle paths are put in as an after thought, with lampposts right in the centre of them. Then there are kens bendy buses don't get caught between one of those turning left and and a metel railing, you will die. The concept of a joint bus-taxi-minivan-motorcycle-lorry cycle lane – another death trap. The road condition is dreadful with manhole covers sticking out of the tarmac or pot holes so deep they will throw you off your bike. The list goes on, cycling in London is not for the faint hatred.

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Kaspersky blocks BBC News over false phishing fears

Rod 6
FAIL

no it aint

Tried viewing it on a net book? It is very irritating to scroll past all that red at the top of the page to get to the news. I find it far more confusing. The software is right about one thing though, the bbc does steel 140 quid of my cash every year......

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Acer uncloaks next-gen Atom netbook

Rod 6
WTF?

what is an inch?

1.25Kg and 10.17-by-7.28-by-.99 inches. Please pick just one unit system and stick to it, preferably something used after 1800.

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