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  • Re: Amazon

    [quote user="Angelface"] And there are days that I do question how sane i am!!!![/quote]Don't worry. Bots don't go crazy.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 06-09-2014
  • Re: Do you work too much?

    [quote user="da Doctah"]ut if work makes people happy[/quote]No. Work makes you free.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 06-09-2014
  • Re: Sysadmin Reformat WTF

    [quote user="anonymous234"] Microsoft has been trying to get people to stop shutting their computers down for ages. They did the same thing in Vista.[/quote]Now, if only their Security Essentials were not leaking memory in kernel, one would not have needed a shutdown.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 05-21-2014
  • Re: Adventures of Sharky! - Cheaper is not always better or cheaper.

    [quote user="pjt33"]You've got that back to front. In most of Europe and Latin America the word cognate to billion means million million. The USA is the one causing global confusion here.[/quote]I remember in some science video (Cosmos?) the presenter was using "thousand million years" where Americans would use ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 05-19-2014
  • Re: Am I TRWTF?

    [quote user="Shoreline"] I am dealing with it by using swear words instead of not committing arson.[/quote]They didn't go as far as to take your red stapler?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 05-02-2014
  • Re: For once bad programmers are an advanatge for me

    [quote user="scudsucker"]I therefore made a screenshot of the IE 6 right-click menu, photoshopped it to look like all options were disabled and made it the background image of a <div> tag. I added links placed over the Back and Forward menu items, with CSS stylng to show the active and rollover, and hid the whole thing with CSS. ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 04-25-2014
  • Re: This.... from a bank.... I'm.... WTF?!

    [quote user="drurowin"]Now if it was MANDATED that sites use Facebook Connect for logins, I'd be all for it.[/quote]Some websites require Facebook account to verify registration. Even if you don't login via facebook.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 04-23-2014
  • Re: "PCs are dead and Microsoft is a goner, everyone will soon upgrade to a tablet/phone/Chromebook"

    [quote user="Lorne Kates"]iTunes has to be the #1 reason I will never own an iPod.  My wife owns one, and it's great. As long as you don't have to do anything like put music on it. Which is kinda what I would want to do with an mp3 player.[/quote]Use "Manage music manually", or whatever the option is called, and ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 04-22-2014
  • Re: "PCs are dead and Microsoft is a goner, everyone will soon upgrade to a tablet/phone/Chromebook"

    [quote user="HardwareGeek"]I have not added any music to it, because in order to do so I have to allow iTunes to delete everything that was on it when she gave it to me[/quote]You can copy the music to your computer (using iTunes, of course) then let iTunes manage this iPad (this will clean it), and copy the music back.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 04-22-2014
  • Re: Secure webmail

    [quote user="Planar"]That's fine for symmetric crypto, but to make a good public/private key pair you need a lot of entropy. Your 128-byte example only provides 1024 bits, which is not considered secure these days. You'd need at least 2000 bits to be reasonably secure.[/quote]I don't think you understand what it ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by alegr on 04-17-2014
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