Forced alphanumeric passwords

From the movie Handover 2:

Phil: Your password is baloney1?
Chow: Well used to be just baloney, but now they make you add number.

Forcing alphabets and numbers into password is just annoying for me. I have a, what I will deem to be, a sufficiently secure password and I had to uglify it with a number. The number actually makes my password harder to remember. Will my passwords be just random hashes one day?

Why government throws in money to bailout the country

Rachel Maddow explains why to save the economy is to spend money and not to provide tax cuts and so on. Rachel Maddow Show – “…get out of the way of people who are actually trying to save the country.”

Rachel Maddow Show – “…get out of the way of people who are actually trying to save the country.”

  • $1.00 in non-refundable tax rebates results in $1.02 of economic activity
  • $1.00 in infrastructure spending results in $1.59 of economic activity
  • $1.00 in food stamp spending results in $1.73 of economic activity.

USA dropped a stimulus package that is worth some 800 billion. Now I’m actually wondering what’s “bullpucky”, turns out it is a more polite way to say “bullshit”. Hmm… Then don’t say it! It ruins the whole point of using the word “bullshit”, if you can’t say it, don’t.

Afraid of alien abduction? Buy insurance

Insurance agents can sell you anything. You could insure virtually everything I guess. I heard pianist Clayderman, who’s really popular among women, insured his fingers or something. Well, if you’re afraid of alien abducting you, you probably can consider an alien abduction insurance.

Alien abduction insurance

The insurance policy is redeemed if the insured person is abducted by aliens. British Insurance manager Simon Burgess, known for being involved in the bizarre end of insurance, said “Of course, the burden of proof lies with the claimant. Let’s face it – insurance is so tedious that if I can enlighten my dreary life with a bit of humour every now and again, I will.” A policy normally costs around $150 per $1.5 million in coverage as of 1998. Policy offerings vary from $10,000 to $10 million. Some companies offer policies for alien pregnancy, alien examinations and death caused by aliens. Continue reading “Afraid of alien abduction? Buy insurance”