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Xkcd Password Generator Creates Long, Easy-to-Remember Passwords [Passwords]

Web comic xkcd notes that “through 20 years of effort, we’ve successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess.” The comic above makes a compelling (if knowingly imperfect) argument for password length over obscurity, and in response, one developer put together the xkcd password generator. It does what the comic suggests: strings together four random words to create a tough-to-guess password that’s easy to remember. More »







Xkcd Password Generator Creates Long, Easy-to-Remember Passwords [Passwords]

Web comic xkcd notes that “through 20 years of effort, we’ve successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess.” The comic above makes a compelling (if knowingly imperfect) argument for password length over obscurity, and in response, one developer put together the xkcd password generator. It does what the comic suggests: strings together four random words to create a tough-to-guess password that’s easy to remember. More »







Hush Automatically Mutes Obnoxious Commercials on Hulu [Video]

Mac: Hulu has changed the way we watch TV, but it hasn’t changed the way advertisers blow out our eardrums and drive us crazy playing the same obnoxious ads, over and over again. Hush is a free app for Macs that automatically mutes your computer during Hulu commercials and restores your volume when the commercials end. More »







Best Job Search Site: Indeed [Hive Five Followup]

The web has changed the way you search when you find yourself in need of a new gig. Last week we asked you to share your favorite job search site, then we rounded up the most popular responses for a vote. Now we’re back with the winner. More »







Best Job Search Site: Indeed [Hive Five Followup]

The web has changed the way you search when you find yourself in need of a new gig. Last week we asked you to share your favorite job search site, then we rounded up the most popular responses for a vote. Now we’re back with the winner. More »







Untethered Jailbreak Available for iOS 4.3.2 [In Brief]

The iOS hackers from the iPhone Dev Team have released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2, allowing you to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running the latest iOS release without plugging it into your computer whenever you reboot. More »







ShairPort Turns Your Computer into an AirPlay Destination [Airplay]

Developer and hardware hacker James Laird reverse engineered Apple’s AirPort Express and packaged the important bits into a Perl script that turns your computer into an AirPlay destination. More »







How to Add Syntax Highlighting to Google Chrome [Downloads]

This one’s for the programmers, scripters, and tinkerers: Chrome extensions Syntaxtic! and Code Highlight add syntax highlighting for viewing code in your browser. More »







How to Enable Four- and Five-Finger Multitouch Gestures on the iPad [Video]

Mac-plus-iPad: At one point it looked like iOS 4.3 was going to add really useful four- and five-finger multitouch gestures to the iPad, but unfortunately they weren't included in the official release—rather, they're in the release, but you can't enable them without a little know-how. More »







Download the Entire Archive of Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day with One Command [Command Line Hacks]

Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day archive is a packed with awe-inspiring, high-resolution images of space that, incidentally, work great as desktop wallpapers. But NASA doesn’t offer an easy way to grab everything. Command-line tool wget to the rescue! More »







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