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Tue, 29 Sep 2009 04:51:47
once again, you must always say WHERE you found the bargain! Nyaa

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Sun, 04 Oct 2009 04:17:23
I think you all need a lesson in the art of hobo.

SUPREME COMMANDER6.97
Sale of Clearance 50.00%-3.49
New Price3.48
Subtotal3.48
PST 8.00%0.28
GST 5.00%0.17
Total$3.93
Edited: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 04:17:55

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:53:48
i saw bionic commando for the ps3 for about £13 but ... meh! i will get infamous for about £15  in a few weeks as it gets released on platinum...

hobo becomes eclectic!


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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:05:01

Yodariquo said:
I think you all need a lesson in the art of hobo.

SUPREME COMMANDER6.97
Sale of Clearance 50.00%-3.49
New Price3.48
Subtotal3.48
PST 8.00%0.28
GST 5.00%0.17
Total$3.93

Now that's a hobo price. It's got the hobo seal of approval.

"I'd buy it at a low price".

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Sat, 07 Nov 2009 05:20:34
zavvi.co.uk has boom blox bash party for a tenner.  i won't get it but it's a tip for GG since he has wanted the game at a hobo price

warioware shake also for the same price but thanks to raven i know it's not even worth that.

i feel so proud for not giving into these offers.  consumerist no more Grinning

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Sat, 07 Nov 2009 14:43:58
Great, might order if I could remember my fricking password. This is why I hate multiple accounts!

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Sat, 07 Nov 2009 15:51:02

gamingeek said:
Great, might order if I could remember my fricking password. This is why I hate multiple accounts!

One password to rule them all!

Of course, I'm far too paranoid to follow that simple concept, so I have like 12 different passwords. Sad

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Sat, 07 Nov 2009 18:57:02
Yodariquo to the password rescue!  Use password hashing.  A hash is one-way encryption so the original content can never be reversed, but always generates the same output.  Using the site you're on as a salt, it will generate a unique password for each site, but you only have to remember one.  Here's a service that does that:

http://supergenpass.com/

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Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:21:57

Wut wut wut???

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Sat, 07 Nov 2009 19:22:03

Yodariquo said:
Yodariquo to the password rescue!  Use password hashing.  A hash is one-way encryption so the original content can never be reversed, but always generates the same output.  Using the site you're on as a salt, it will generate a unique password for each site, but you only have to remember one.  Here's a service that does that:

http://supergenpass.com/

Nice! I just tried it out, and it's very easy to use. Thanks, Yoda! Happy

EDIT: You do have to be careful to have Supergenpass to generate its password on each site's login page, and not the change password page. On some sites like Youtube, the sign in page is Google.com, but the change password page is Youtube.com, thus Supergenpass will generate wrong password for the login page. This just happened to me.

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Wut wut wut???

LOL

Edited: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 23:51:37

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Sun, 08 Nov 2009 11:21:02
This is what Norton identity safe is for.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:26:21

gamingeek said:
This is what Norton identity safe is for.

Hmm . . .

gamingeek said:
Great, might order if I could remember my fricking password. This is why I hate multiple accounts!

. . . I guess you're not actually using it, huh? Nyaa

The nice thing about Supergenpass, is that you can use it on any computer, not just the computer that you have your Norton Identity Safe installed.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:18:42
I'll post some more details here so you get the idea of the benefits and downsides of the solution.

On the positive side, SuperGenPass is obviously very lightweight and easily portable.  Additionally, it's open-source so you can extend it, or at the very least salt your personal version for added protection.  This all leading towards the idea that if the password submitted is comprimised in somehow (man-in-the-middle attack, for example), just that single site is comprimised and none others.

On the downside, it's harder to add your own additional salt and if you do, you have to make sure you either remember it or have multiple back-ups in case you lose it, and without that, if someone knows or figures out you're using it, then can use a brute force attack on any comprimised hash, or if there were a keylogger, could use the unhashed password to get to all other sites.  Lastly, because it's JavaScript, the master password is readable by the browser while you're entering it on the site, making it susceptible during entry if a site so chose to read it (you can avoid this by opening SuperGenPass on a page saved on your computer, then copying and pasting the password, instead of the autofill).

Overall it's a very good method for diversifying your passwords without having to remember multiple ones, though you should make that master password strong.

Oh, and Norton sucks.
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Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:39:32
Great, now I'm paranoid again. Sad When are we going to get retinal scanners on your personal computers?
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Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:45:48
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Great, now I'm paranoid again. Sad When are we going to get retinal scanners on your personal computers?

Retinal scans are costly to implement, bulky and prone to error over time due to things such as cataracts.  Fingerprint scanning is already implemented in many new notebooks, but biometrics is actually a pretty terrible methodology.  A single breach and you're screwed for life.

The point is to make it clear that the benefit provided by SuperGenPass is in the transfer and storage of the password, not the entry, and you still have to take proper security measures and not just use any terrible password like the letter 'a'

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Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:50:11
I'm actually thinking about doing my own proprietary take on the concept, which was my original intent, but got lazy and used SuperGenPass.  The primary deficiency I see in SuperGenPass is that it doesn't provide a simple way of adding a salt to the hash to make it unique to each user so brute-force collision attacks aren't possible.  It also uses MD5 which isn't as strong as you'd like from a hashing algorithm.
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Sat, 12 Dec 2009 13:39:21

I hereby claim the title Hobo King. 

Why?

I just bought New Super Mario Bros Wii and Boom Blox Bash Party for €60,-. That is the price of 1 HD game, but wait there is more!

I also got a gift card of €10,-. So basically I paid €50,- for it.

I will use the gift card to either buy Anno for 20, Wii Fit plus or Klonoa for 10. 

Iga superior > Archie inferior

Edit: I almost forgot. Boom Blox (the original) is actually €30,-. You heard it right, the superior sequel is 10 euro's cheaper than the obsolete original.  

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Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:59:26

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I hereby claim the title Hobo King.

Why?

I just bought New Super Mario Bros Wii and Boom Blox Bash Party for €60,-. That is the price of 1 HD game, but wait there is more!

I also got a gift card of €10,-. So basically I paid €50,- for it.

I will use the gift card to either buy Anno for 20, Wii Fit plus or Klonoa for 10.

Iga superior > Archie inferior

Edit: I almost forgot. Boom Blox (the original) is actually €30,-. You heard it right, the superior sequel is 10 euro's cheaper than the obsolete original.  

awesome deal.  was this online or at a shop?  it would cost me 70euro just to get NSMB from a shop over here

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Sat, 12 Dec 2009 18:37:23

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Iga_Bobovic said:

I hereby claim the title Hobo King.

Why?

I just bought New Super Mario Bros Wii and Boom Blox Bash Party for €60,-. That is the price of 1 HD game, but wait there is more!

I also got a gift card of €10,-. So basically I paid €50,- for it.

I will use the gift card to either buy Anno for 20, Wii Fit plus or Klonoa for 10.

Iga superior > Archie inferior

Edit: I almost forgot. Boom Blox (the original) is actually €30,-. You heard it right, the superior sequel is 10 euro's cheaper than the obsolete original.  

awesome deal.  was this online or at a shop?  it would cost me 70euro just to get NSMB from a shop over here

 shop. Media Markt. They had a gamer's heaven deal. For each 25 Euro's you spend, you get a 5 Euro gift card. My original plan was to buy Punch-Out for 30 in another store and New Mario Bros Wii for 40 Euro, but the deal was too good to pass. So I bought Boom Blox Bash Party for 20, because I was going to buy the game anyways. So I got a 10 Euro gift card. Of course you can only use the gift card at the same store and Punch-Out is still 50 Euro there, so I will use it on another game. Anno is the front runner now!

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Sat, 12 Dec 2009 19:51:27
Remember that Bash Party has 25% more free levels just released online by EA. That gives the game 500 levels.

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