Good Password Checker

Reposting this on the new system because it’s a great password checker. One of my favourite Web comics, xkcd, illustrates the biggest problems I have with passwords in general, and specifically Web-based passwords, namely that they are easy to hack and difficult to remember. Worst of all are those forms which require a fixed number […]

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Linux Rooted in Fiction: ParanoidLinux

Interesting point. Also, it brings up a very good point referenced in the Little Brother novel: what happens when a government organization puts out its own version of ParanoidLinux in an attempt to snare those who think they need it? It’s not the “there are already too many distributions” argument that is unsettling. It is […]

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FTC to crack down on “sponsored” blogging

Soon, I won’t be able to tell you about that rich, Colombian coffee I’ve been drinking. Oh yeah … buy Moxie. In case you’re not familiar with the practice of “sponsored blogging,” imagine that Your Favorite Blog written by Joe Schmoe of Little Rock, Arkansas often gives rave reviews of certain home appliances that he […]

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Unauthorized photography in Trader Joes

We don’t really get much exposure to Trader Joes up here in Canada, but I remember loving it when I was visiting the U.S. Such a crazy store. It was like a small hometown food surplus store with a tiki theme. But in a good way. Apparently, they don’t allow photography in the store. Huh. […]

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How to launder money

You never know. This might be useful information someday. Like when a shopping bag full of money winds up on your doorstep. The Straight Dope: How would I go about laundering money? You sure as hell don’t just spend it â.. Al Capone learned that the hard way when he was convicted of tax evasion. […]

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Record Label â..Infringesâ.. Own Copyright

Great, so ISPs are now pro-actively pulling down content. Maybe learn a little about how copyright works before doing this kind of thing. Record Label â..Infringesâ.. Own Copyright, Site Pulled | TorrentFreak Quote Unquote Records is an Internet based record label, run by Bomb the Music Industry! and â..The Arrogant Sons of Bitchesâ.. frontman Jeff […]

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John McCain asks YouTube to let him infringe copyright

Oh snap. And we hate those bastards that stifle free speech, don’t we? Stifled by Copyright, McCain Asks YouTube to Consider Fair Use | Threat Level from Wired.com After seeings its videos repeatedly removed from YouTube, John McCain’s campaign on Monday told the Google-owned video site that its copyright infringement policies are stringent to the […]

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‘Do-Not-Call’ Registry launches; crashes

Sounds like a lot of Canadians don’t like being cold-called. Glitches mark launch of ‘do-not-call’ registry Consumers eager to add their phone numbers to the newly launched national Do Not Call list to block telemarketers ran into trouble on Tuesday when the Web site crashed on its first day and the telephone sign-up number was […]

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