Bienvenue ! Vous vous rappelez les blogs ? A une époque, ce site en était un. Maintenant, c’est surtout une archive de mes multiples comptes Twitter.
I never answer security questions because they’re by definition the exact opposite of secure but, hey, turns out that doesn’t matter one bit.
Amazon tech support gave them the ability to see a piece of information — a partial credit card number — that Apple used to release information. In short, the very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to display in the clear on the web are precisely the same ones that Apple considers secure enough to perform identity verification.
Apple tech support confirmed to me twice over the weekend that all you need to access someone’s AppleID is the associated e-mail address, the billing address, and the last four digits of a credit card on file. I was very clear about this. During my second tech support call to AppleCare, the representative confirmed this to me. “That’s really all you have to have to verify something with us,” he said.
First you call Amazon and tell them you are the account holder, and want to add a credit card number to the account. All you need is the name on the account, an associated e-mail address, and the billing address. Next you call back, and tell Amazon that you’ve lost access to your account. Upon providing a name, billing address, and the new credit card number you gave the company on the prior call, Amazon will allow you to add a new e-mail address to the account.
Let’s launch an online service like everybody did, and we’ll figure out the kinks later. What’s the worst that can happen, people’s entire digital lives obliterated? Bah.
And ideally, before resetting a password by phone, they’d send a forced “Find My”-style push alert to all registered devices on the account saying something like, “Apple Customer Service has received a request to reset your iCloud password. Please call 1-800-WHATEVER within 24 hours if this is unauthorized.”
Then make the person call back the next day. If you forget your password and the answers to your security questions, it’s not unreasonable to expect a bit of inconvenience.
I’d even go as far as sending the password reset via snail mail. Your iCloud account is fucking important and, as Arment says, you’ve got no right to expect access to your account within the hour after you’ve lost your password.
Oh, it gets better and better, doesn’t it. Here’s what the few lines of dialogue quoted here (and, seriously, hasn’t Bioware learnt by now to better hide the stuff in their DLC packages?) seem to say:
Millions of years ago, an organic race asked an artificial intelligence to devise a solution that would put an end to the eternal war between organics and synthetics. Because who else would you ask than an AI? And then the AI said “I’m gonna turn you all into goo and put you inside a synthetic vessel that will harvest organic lifeforms every 50,000 years” and the organic race said, sure, that makes sense. (Well, that or they had given enough power to the AI that it could enact its plan without permission, but that’s not much smarter.)
If Bioware was wickedly clever, you could imagine that the Leviathan ending would actually reveal to the player that their previous choices had all been a scam — that the AI was evil, that the first-last race had been manipulated (or altogether indoctrinated) — and you’d get new choices reflecting that new information. But I expect that, if it were the case, they would have rushed the Leviathan DLC to resolve fan outrage instead of wasting months on that free Extended Cut that didn’t change anything significant.
Damnit. Karpyshyn wasn’t a good writer (his Mass Effect books were a chore to read), but at least he understood sci-fi.
Je m’excuse d’avoir été réticent à implémenter une ségrégation dial/plans, je ne savais pas ce que c’était devenu, Grindr & co., à Paris.
C’est incroyable de squatter un appartement sans AirPlay, on se croirait revenu au dix-huitième siècle.
I’m tempted to get an outlook-dot-com address but afraid they’ll botch it somehow and screw up my account. Is that unreasonable?
I could have thought sooner of adding my desktop to the Dock so I can drag files to it from full-screen apps, but I shouldn’t have to.
Another annoyance that Mountain Lion hasn’t fixed is that you can’t hide full-screen apps. Enjoy your long list of tiny icons in Exposé.
Now with multiple columns, Tweetbot definitely replaces Twitter on my machine, but I still like Echofon better for my main usage.
On est d’accord qu’une fille qui s’inscrit sur nopic va se barrer immédiatement et je peux marquer “FOR GUYS ONLY” dans l’App Store ?
Ca me simplifierait tellement la vie aussi de pouvoir marquer utiliser le pronom “il” sans me poser de question dans tous les textes.
Je cherche un dentiste plutôt en août quand ils sont tous partis ou en septembre quand leurs agendas de rentrée sont pleins ?
Dans un appartement pareil et avec même un mini-lave-vaisselle, avoir un lave-linge non séchant, c’est du vice.
Brave — Not the most memorable Pixar, but a bunch of awesome visual comedy scenes. Quite glad I had no idea coming in of what it was about.
My first 3D movie: exhausting. Could feel my lazy eye wanting to shut off and not being able to. Definitely gonna want to practice more.
I think it’s because of the alternating images — the lazy eye isn’t allowed to be lazy for the split second during which the other is blind.
Le double interrupteur avec un monté à l’envers et l’autre branché en va-et-vient : je finis l’été dans une cellule capitonnée.
At this point I just need an option to have my iPhone always show the search keyboard when I go to the home screen.
Je suppose qu’ils ont lu que les lave-linge à chargement par le dessus étaient plus stables, alors ils lui ont enlevé un pied, pour voir.
My client doesn’t ask the most stupid questions, he just asks them again every single time we update the app — almost each month.
Bon ben fuck le backup en ligne de mes photos, impossible d’uploader de façon fiable sur S3. Si j’en perds, j’en perds.
Il fut tout étonné de se découvrir un embryon de mal de gorge après avoir dormi toute une semaine en caleçon avec la clim.
Quand on est en train de mourir de la tuberculose, on ferme la fenêtre qui donne sur la cour intérieure, bordel. Ca résonne !
My server’s 1.5TB hard drive just went from 70% used to 22% after removing redundant backups. Uh, I must have deleted something important.
There’s no way I’m ever leaving that apartment, it’s too perfect. Need a brief on squatter’s rights.
There’s even a Photoshop .pat file with all of them, but I can’t quite figure out how to download it.
Instagram 3.0: instead of the Cancel button moving around from screen to screen, you now get two simultaneous Cancel buttons. Baby steps.
Tiens, mon redesign de NoPic dont je n’arrive pas à me dépêtrer, et si je faisais le nouveau moins différent de l’ancien que prévu ?
Again I tried using the Podcasts app and again I considered never ever upgrading my iPhone again — keep the 4 model forever, keep iOS 5.
Le supplément caramel que je paye à chaque fois mais qu’on me sert une fois sur deux, c’est la loterie Starbucks.
So what’s the best iPhone app for people who were perfectly happy with the way the Music app handled podcasts? Podcaster?
Impressive design. Can’t wait to see how much of that isn’t vaporware.
I liked how this week’s The Newsroom had a whole scene about how it might look like Sorkin’s consumed by hubris but no he isn’t at all.
I’ve been making myself use full-screen apps for a month even though I hate the way it all works. What’s wrong with me?
‘Look – there are only two of us in here, aren’t there? So, if you give it some thought, there is no reason whatsoever why you should repeatedly tell me what my name is. I know why you’re doing it. Dominance.’
— The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Which is it, then? Do I never use people’s names when addressing them because I don’t care about people, or because I completely abhor any kind of dominance and intentional manipulation? Or is it both?
It’s nice that Microsoft’s doubling down on notMetro with their new logo, but it’s gonna be funny when W8 breaks the Windows hate record.
I was waiting for this, and it’s a real shame they lost the first-entrant buzz to app.net.
Though Tent’s description worries me for sounding like it counts too much on all servers being well-behaved when handling private timelines.
Would you believe that the FileVault boot screen let me switch to azerty once when Mountain Lion first booted, then stuck to qwerty again?
Comme toujours, Cotillard se débrouille pour être soit le pire aspect du film soit le meilleur. Dans Les petits mouchoirs, le meilleur.
RT @danfrakes: When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone’s design is “obvious.”
Oh, I know what to do about iOS 6’s awful Podcasts app — I’ll buy an iPod nano just for podcasts! Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?
Clever idea, mostly missing a desktop app with sync.