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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Monday February 23, 2004
12:27 PM

Bad user, no biscuit

[ #17574 ]

I can't tell you how many times I've seen our customers email us their username and password and say "I can't log in". Given that most people reuse passwords ...

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  • Although it's better than them asking if they need to use the right password. "Do I make up a new one here?" I'm tempted to say, "Yes, as long as you're okay with it not working."
    On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

    You are what you think.