"I now don't have to worry about identity theft. I have all of my passwords in one place!". Identity thefts everywhere thank you for that.
|Adham Nu'man |
What does "tricky email configurations" mean?
|Adham Nu'man |
I know there are many similar infomercials (like the phone with huge buttons and no features), but this ad really drives home the horrible experience of getting old and living in a hostile, frightening, alien world of which you understand nothing about. Top class existential dread right here folks.
Having grown up with the speed of technological progress in the last 20 years, I wonder if we will do any better, or if we too are doomed to a bewildering nightmare where only our grandchildren that we call by our cats names feel familiar a concept, and then nothing but the cold, inky blackness of life just before death. And then more cold, inky blackness.
I don't do Twitter or Facebook or MySpace or Napster or any of that stuff. It's not that I think it's above my skill level, I just have no interest in any of it. So yeah, I'm already letting technology pass me by.
Even with video games, the only game that holds my attention is the "make your software work" game. You kids and your MMPogs or whatever, it's all EBCDIC to me.
In the old folks home, me and the boys will all be running Usenet on an old Sun server, passing ASCII porn around and MIME encoding games that require an EGA adapter.
You don't have to be one of those people; getting old doesn't guarantee it will happen. Instead, you could just be one of those eccentric-type old people like a crazy inventor or something.
I'm with Bort.
We're future-proofing ourselves against the inevitable failure of technology.
Kids may be able to tweet but can they sharpen a chisel?
hat said, I've been playing Morrowind lately (from the original CD release, not that Game Of The Year stuff the kids are in to these days), so I guess I've finally made it to the 21st century.
It's almost a good idea, in that people don't keep track of their settings. Life really does get a lot better once you're in the habit of recording license keys, URLs, and so on. You will lose your cookies sooner or later.
As far as the passwords go, this thing could still be helpful yet safe provided you didn't record complete passwords. If all your passwords take the form of [second, first, and fourth letters of domain] + [ReofthJe*] + [semi-random three-digit number], jot down the three-digit numbers and you're still pretty safe. Granted, someone who cracked one of your passwords and had access to the Password Minder could conceivably crack the rest, but that's still way less likely than someone who has just the Password Minder and sees the number "102" next to your bank account. There's a balance to be struck here, between keeping other people out and keeping yourself out.
*: "ReofthJe" = the first two letters of each word in "Return of the Jedi". Or "Revenge of the Jedi", if you're one of those.
Just keep a book of phone numbers and embed them in that somehow. Works for my dad.
I just memorize them all, but I only have about a half dozen (not counting case variations)
Brute force cracking programs still don't understand 80s l33t-sp3ak, either.
AHHHHHHHH just get it AHHHHHHH
Five for the infamous FRABSOD
"I don't have to worry anymore about security or identity theft, I now have all my passwords in one place!"
And it comes with a free Yak Bak? SOLD!
|Jet Bin Fever |
My password for everything is Love, Sex, Secret, or GOD.
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