Boycott Java

Java hates users.

In preparation for a class that I’m teaching, I perform a Java update on my Windows 7 system. After avoiding the installation of the crapware Ask.com toolbar, I complete the installation. A browser window opens up. I click the button. Another window opens. I click the link to resolve the problem. (Yes, the plug-in is […]

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More on passwords

When I went to BJ’s  to create an online account, I dutifully created a password with at least eight characters, including at least one letter and one number. As standard practice, I also include a punctuation mark, making password cracking that much more difficult. 99.wharlG BJ’s took exception to my choice. but did so only […]

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