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Actually, you're quite correct. It WAS very useful.
However, we must remain clear that nowadays, companies do not strive to produce software that will fit the needs of the user, they strive to produce software that will fit THEIR needs.
Why do you think Microsoft made it impossible to boot to the desktop automatically in Windows 8, and took away the start menu? They did it to FORCE you to start using their new ecosystem, the purpose of which is to increase their capital gains, not to give you any benefit.
The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.
Well that's just not fair. Apparently, I've been a member for over 5 years, but I created this account that long ago to download some code for things I wanted to do, never really paying attention to anything else, I've only started using this account more for the last... 8 months maybe?
I used an electronics hardware website once (I forget the link but will post it here if I find it) where you had to enter the resistance value of a displayed resistor. Quite amusing in that it would take close to no brain cells for an electronically literate user but might require some hunting for others.
The boy turned 16 last Wednesday and has decided we are going to Madame Tussauds Sydney[^] for a tour. Needless to say I'm faarrrkkkking so excited I'm not sure I will sleep.
If I don't find my way into a pub sometime during the day I think My head asplode.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
I plan to spend the day parked on a couch, watching the futbol, consuming enormous amounts of high-cholesterol,fatty snacks, and guzzling vast drafts of scotch. On the preliminary menu are sausage/cheese stuffed jalapenos, portabello mushrooms topped with garlic and gorgonzola and gobs of butter, flaky baked pastries filled with gruyere cheese and an assortment of sliced meats. And scotch. Lots of it.
Far, far to many people assume that either their data is "safe" because it is on their server, or that encrypting passwords on their server is a good idea.
I think it is largely because the teachers don't have any real world experience so they don't mention it (or more likely don't know about it).
The monthly example doesn't seem to sink in - "that doesn't apply to us" - any more than SQL Injection attacks do.
This is one reason why I use a new password for every system I go to - if any one is compromised, it can't allow access to any others.
Of course, this means I can't remember any of them, so I have to have a password encrypted store of passwords...
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
That's okay. Sometimes you learn a lot about the processes involved when you hand-roll your own.
I worked on a document management system and some documents (medical reports, that type of thing) required encryption. One of the company's preferred third-party suppliers of bespoke software quoted something like £5K to develop the assembly, thinking that only they knew how it could be done. My colleague and me chilled out at a coffee shop one lunchtime and we came up with a solution. We presented it to our boss and then to his and we put it together in about a week. Even though we left the company in mid-2009, a support mate whose still there, told me it's still doing its work and has never failed once. It cost the company £1000s to make us redundant back then but the £5K we saved being ripped off left a pleasant taste and it really pissed the salesman off. That'll teach the low-life excrement a lesson.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
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