Brian MacLeod | 1 Jan 03:19 2010
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Re: Garmin killer



On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Pat Regan <thehead <at> patshead.com> wrote:

I also prefer entering destinations on Google Maps.  I don't have to
know addresses.  You can just tell it to navigate to McDonald's,
Starbucks, or Dunkin' Donuts.  It'll pop up a list of nearby choices.  I
understand the Droid's voice search can understand something like
"navigate to mcdonalds" and it does the right thing.  My g1 just takes
me to a google search :p.


Having been on a couple of road trips here at the end of the year, I can absolutely tell you the voice search integration in the Navigation rocks.  It's understood me over moderate noise, and found the destinations I was looking for (and in one case, since I was looking for Post Offices along our route, it highlighted them until I had another search).

I've been meaning to get the car dock, because it is obvious to me now how much better this is to my sweetie's dedicated GPS.

Brian
 

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Chris Ness | 1 Jan 17:29 2010
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Re: OT: password gripe

On Thu, 2009-12-31 at 16:57 -0500, wolf@... wrote:
> I use a book-cipher and a modified caesar-cipher on the term from the
> book(s) for most stuff.
> This is really simple to remember but creates pretty strong passwords.
> like this - you just have to remember who your friends are: 
> 
> FTR%I(E$NJDRSER5
> Frtr45i89e34nhjdersweR$5

So you write it down (weak point) and read it and type (time out) or
memorize it (you are better than I to memorize things like that for such
limited use)

And then you have three times to get it right or the system locks you
out; and you have to either have a have a machine online with some
trivial question and answer verification unlock the system to let you
compose a new code; or have human do it over the phone the same way.
Seems like a weaker point of contact to me. 

If you are that paranoid, you might want a fingerprint scanner. I have
seen them on laptops, I presume there must be a usb dongle somewhere -
of course then you will get a paper cut and render the whole thing
impenetrable.

Maybe do it in bar code put it in your wallet (tattoo it on your
forearm?) and carry a barcode scanner around with you?

Heavy duty when you consider your bank uses a four digit passcode for
your instant bank card. 

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Richard Bronosky | 1 Jan 17:46 2010

Re: OT: password gripe

http://bronosky.com/pub/bookmarklets/mypass.php the bookmarklet works
in both Firefox and Chrome. For some reason the JS on the page which
generates the bookmarklet does not work in Chrome, but you can copy it
over from Firefox. I intend to fix that soon.

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Chris Ness <luxomni@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-31 at 16:57 -0500, wolf@... wrote:
>> I use a book-cipher and a modified caesar-cipher on the term from the
>> book(s) for most stuff.
>> This is really simple to remember but creates pretty strong passwords.
>> like this - you just have to remember who your friends are:
>>
>> FTR%I(E$NJDRSER5
>> Frtr45i89e34nhjdersweR$5
>
> So you write it down (weak point) and read it and type (time out) or
> memorize it (you are better than I to memorize things like that for such
> limited use)
>
> And then you have three times to get it right or the system locks you
> out; and you have to either have a have a machine online with some
> trivial question and answer verification unlock the system to let you
> compose a new code; or have human do it over the phone the same way.
> Seems like a weaker point of contact to me.
>
> If you are that paranoid, you might want a fingerprint scanner. I have
> seen them on laptops, I presume there must be a usb dongle somewhere -
> of course then you will get a paper cut and render the whole thing
> impenetrable.
>
> Maybe do it in bar code put it in your wallet (tattoo it on your
> forearm?) and carry a barcode scanner around with you?
>
> Heavy duty when you consider your bank uses a four digit passcode for
> your instant bank card.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Pete Hardie | 1 Jan 18:39 2010
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Re: OT: password gripe

I just write it down - off by one letter/digit (not the obvious ones)

Or do I?

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Jim Lynch | 1 Jan 23:05 2010

Re: OT: password gripe

Steve Tynor wrote:
> 4.  Use a different password on every site, but construct them from an 
> algorithm based on the site name or url so you only have to remember 
> the algorithm.
5.  Keep passwords in a bcrypted file as text and have the text be a 
hint.  For instance, one of my hints is Johnhome and there's only one 
person in the world that would have a chance of guessing the password 
associated with that hint.  He might be dead for all I know.

Jim.
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Pat Regan | 2 Jan 01:36 2010

Re: Garmin killer

On 12/31/2009 09:19 PM, Brian MacLeod wrote:
> Having been on a couple of road trips here at the end of the year, I can
> absolutely tell you the voice search integration in the Navigation rocks.
> It's understood me over moderate noise, and found the destinations I was
> looking for (and in one case, since I was looking for Post Offices along our
> route, it highlighted them until I had another search).

It looks like I do get voice search in maps, just not from the voice 
search widget on the home screen.  I have to open maps, hit the menu, 
hit search, and hit search again.  Then I can finally hit the microphone 
icon.  It needs a better shortcut :p.

Pat
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Re: OT: password gripe

It is easier than you think.
Your muscle-memory 'knows' the keystrokes and you write down
What I might write down (if I write anything) is:
(page #), (para #), (line #), (word #) for instance:
108, 5, 3, 12
Since you don't know the book, how far ahead are you by knowing what I wrote down?
Oh, I have more than one book.
Probably a good idea to avoid repeated letters.

T6w3e4e4t6 pretty much gives itself away, if you actually see it written out, but it is not a word, per se, and it is 10 chars long, so tricky for the automated crackers.  If they know me as well as you do, then they might be looking for this pattern.  People who watch you for a few weeks can figure out your pattern anyway.

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Subject: Re: [ale] OT: password gripe
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 11:29:45 -0500

On Thu, 2009-12-31 at 16:57 -0500, wolf-3HuFKXWGOossIb/sZYkdFg@public.gmane.org wrote: > I use a book-cipher and a modified caesar-cipher on the term from the > book(s) for most stuff. > This is really simple to remember but creates pretty strong passwords. > like this - you just have to remember who your friends are: > > FTR%I(E$NJDRSER5 > Frtr45i89e34nhjdersweR$5 So you write it down (weak point) and read it and type (time out) or memorize it (you are better than I to memorize things like that for such limited use) And then you have three times to get it right or the system locks you out; and you have to either have a have a machine online with some trivial question and answer verification unlock the system to let you compose a new code; or have human do it over the phone the same way. Seems like a weaker point of contact to me. If you are that paranoid, you might want a fingerprint scanner. I have seen them on laptops, I presume there must be a usb dongle somewhere - of course then you will get a paper cut and render the whole thing impenetrable. Maybe do it in bar code put it in your wallet (tattoo it on your forearm?) and carry a barcode scanner around with you? Heavy duty when you consider your bank uses a four digit passcode for your instant bank card. _______________________________________________ Ale mailing list Ale-S6NtOCTnm14@public.gmane.org http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale See JOBS, ANNOUNCE and SCHOOLS lists at http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo
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Mike Harrison | 2 Jan 09:57 2010

Re: OT: password gripe

> People who watch you for a few
> weeks can figure out your pattern anyway.

A little shift key pattern work can fix that.

if you must write down a password, writing it down
without the shift key pattern is a way of obfuscating it.

ie:

GblDyG <at>  <at> k  is written down   gbldyg22k

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And in case you are wondering, I haven't written
down a personal password in many many years.

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Re: OT: password gripe

Cool.  Looks like another "muscle-memory" technique.

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Subject: Re: [ale] OT: password gripe
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 03:57:06 -0500 (EST)

> People who watch you for a few > weeks can figure out your pattern anyway. A little shift key pattern work can fix that. if you must write down a password, writing it down without the shift key pattern is a way of obfuscating it. ie: GblDyG <at> <at> k is written down gbldyg22k -- And in case you are wondering, I haven't written down a personal password in many many years. _______________________________________________ Ale mailing list Ale-S6NtOCTnm14@public.gmane.org http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale See JOBS, ANNOUNCE and SCHOOLS lists at http://mail.ale.org/mailman/listinfo
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Dow Hurst | 3 Jan 04:34 2010
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Re: Using a network printer/scanner?

Robert L. Harris wrote:
> I just got an HP 6500 Officejet network scanner, etc.  Setting up 
> printing was very easily,
> cups just saw it and put it to use.  How the heck do you scan from it 
> though?  Windows built
> in Scan wizard on my wife's laptop can use it so the remote scanning but 
> I can't find a way in
> Linux.  Searching for "* network scan *' gives A LOT of hits on nmap....
>
>
>
>   
Our HP printer has a web interface that lets you download the scanned 
image.  So, it is friendly to any machine with a web browser.  It is an 
HP Photosmart 7280.
Dow

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