Buzz Out Loud 1372: You're just groping air (podcast)
Today's show is more than a little off the rails, thanks to talk of the Sean Connery "Jeopardy" bot, a giant pancake maze visible from space, moochie friends, and air-groping. But there's news here, too: Facebook adds facial recognition to photo tagging, the Mac App Store is coming, and the dangerous success of the Stuxnet virus. Also, don't drink Donald's beer. --Molly
Molly WoodFormer Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
I was listening to episode 1370 and you were talking about Comcast adding internet features to their set top boxes. First of all have you ever tried to use a Comcast set top box? I’ve had a few in my day and they were by far the worst DVR boxes I’ve ever used. And they want to add internet content to this. Great now my Comcast box will be even less usable. Not to mention what they will charge for it.
Also, I’ve recently started using Google TV with Dish Network (paying half as much as I was for Comcast), and found that Google’s ability to search through my channel listings, and DVR content as well as web content, has made it really easy to find what I want to watch or even set up a recording. Imagine that! Google does search well! Now if only Google could work out some deals with the major networks and or Hulu I’d be set. A Netflix app that’s searchable would be nice too. Maybe someday…
CAD Manager from Pittsburgh
I loved telling my 14-year old son about those obvious Gawker passwords such as "123456" and "password."
This morning at breakfast he pointed out that, by definition, the dumb passwords would have to be the most common.
After all, a good password is likely to be unique and wouldn't appear more than once in any tally.
So, suppose you have 1,000,000 people and all but two use unique (and strong) passwords. The remaining two both use "123456."
When someone runs a tally, what's the most common password?