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Account Problems

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My password is just every Unicode codepoint concatenated into a single UTF-8 string.
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Lythimus
8 days ago
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I've never tried anything this dumb, but using + signs in email addresses for accounts causes strange behavior too.
Tukaro
8 days ago
Aye, it's surprising who can do the RFC and who just does a simple regex
Cthulhux
8 days ago
I wrote the libvldmail to RFC-validate e-mail addresses. Contributors welcome!
HarlandCorbin
8 days ago
In HPUX a long time ago, a standard character was treated, IIRC, as a backspace. Can't remember if it was a colon or caret or percent sign. But a fellow sysadmin had one in his NIS password and couldn't log into our HPUX machines!
kane2742
7 days ago
Yeah, years ago I read a "trick" to managing email with Gmail. If you add a + and any text just before the @ in a Gmail address, the mail will still come to the main address. I'd sign up for things using the format User+Company@gmail.com and use that address to automatically sort emails into folder or delete/block them if they ended up spamming me. Unfortunately, at least one company that let me sign up for their site that way later migrated to a different system, and my old login with the plus sign stopped working. They were able to fix it for me, so that my account's email address no longer used the portion between the + and @, but it's made me reluctant to try that again. I do still sometimes do it when I'm signing up for freebies and think they'll spam me, though, especially in cases where I don't really care if I can log in to the site again in the future.
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jlvanderzwan
8 days ago
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I have a router I can't use because its web-interface let you set a password that includes spaces, and when you try to log in it says your password can't have spaces.
ttencate
8 days ago
Fun times... Surely there's a factory reset option somewhere?
bja888
5 days ago
Do the http request to login yourself and set the cookie in the browser manually. Or remove the JavaScript validation from the page.
alt_text_bot
8 days ago
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My password is just every Unicode codepoint concatenated into a single UTF-8 string.

Wirecutter Recommendation

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Their 'best philosophy of epistemology' picks are great, but you can tell they're struggling a little in the 'why you should trust us' section.
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Lythimus
24 days ago
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Dear Wirecutter, I don't have time to read about all of these Senators, which do you recommend?
hobbified
24 days ago
Ditch them all and do it yourself.
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deebee
24 days ago
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Wirecutter picks are statistically indistinguishable from throwing a dart at a printed Amazon search
America City, America
alt_text_bot
24 days ago
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Their 'best philosophy of epistemology' picks are great, but you can tell they're struggling a little in the 'why you should trust us' section.

Encryption

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WARNING: PEOPLE NAMED EVE ARE PROHIBITED FROM INSTALLING THIS APP!
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Lythimus
29 days ago
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The perfect protocol.
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alt_text_bot
29 days ago
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WARNING: PEOPLE NAMED EVE ARE PROHIBITED FROM INSTALLING THIS APP!
jhart
29 days ago
We have now eliminated at least two names for cueball.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Myth

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SMBC is actually slowly training you to accept the AI-ocracy.


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Thanks, geeks! Every preorder helps.


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Lythimus
46 days ago
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My wife and I aren't good at writing promotional copy targeting parents regarding the morals / lessons her comic will teach their children. So I used GPT-3 to generate some moral feel-good copy. It did an excellent job. Sadly, it sounded more human than most of what we wrote.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Replicate

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There may have been funnier joke ideas but this is the one that got itself drawn.


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Lythimus
59 days ago
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I hope we live in a world with survival of the funniest.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Conserved

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The data *is*


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Lythimus
72 days ago
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The datas' preferred pronouns are they/them.
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