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February 16th 2004, 17:13 CET by jafd

Surely the majority of you have noticed that many news sites demand that you provide a login and password for "free content." I assume that a slightly smaller portion of that majority have heard that one can use the allpurpose password, "fuck***", where "***" equals some obvious acronym relating to the source page.

The New York Times (login/pass fucknyt/fucknyt) is probably the most well-known workaround for this "problem", but I've been noticing lately that more and more sites are accepting "fuck***" logins.

Now, I'm totally in favor of this, but it arouses my curiosity. How has this come about? Is there some fiendish cabal of freedom fighters in existence, that goes out under cover of darkness, registering such accounts? Does the site admin set them up ahead of time? Does management know of or endorse such a practice? Why do these accounts remain, month after month? Note that, access to the account commonly offers the option of chaning the password. Is it possible that everyone who knows of this rabbit hole simply never changes the password, or is there action on the part of the sysadmin to prevent that?

It seems to me that disabling such a thing is a) easy and b) to the benefit of the publisher. Or... is it? What do you know about this practice? Is it possible that upper management is completely unaware of this phenomeon, or is it some fiendish plot to track our DNA through our cookies?
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#1 by Neale
2004-02-16 17:19:22
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
No.

9 years later you're the fat kid with his face pressed against the window of The Industry. - crash
#2 by Charles
2004-02-16 17:22:06
www.bluh.org
Who cares?

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#3 by Charles
2004-02-16 17:22:13
www.bluh.org
Lets talk about Thief 3.

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#4 by Charles
2004-02-16 17:22:21
www.bluh.org
Or Beyond Divinity.

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#5 by Charles
2004-02-16 17:22:32
www.bluh.org
Champions of Norrath is pretty fun.

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#6 by "THE POET"
2004-02-16 17:23:08
Roger@Dodger.com Www.planetcrap.com
Its a bitter programmer!
#7 by Dethstryk
2004-02-16 17:24:42
jemartin@tcainternet.com
fuckjafd/fuckjafd

sunny days have funny ways of quieting the roar
#8 by Warren Marshall
2004-02-16 17:30:12
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Almost makes it worth negotiating for the rights to yourmother.com .

"Cheap Garbage Disposal Canít Handle Femur"
#9 by DEATH KILLER INTERNATIONAL (INTERGALACTIC DIVISION
2004-02-16 17:34:13
deathkillerint@hotmail.com
This is the dumbest topic I've ever seen.

Intergalactic Turnip Festival Destroyer
#10 by Greg
2004-02-16 17:36:09
I agree it's somewhat ironic that some fucko hasn't gone and changed the passwords to these accounts. But for the NYT at least, take the link and add &Parter=GOOGLE or somesort and you can get through without logging in in the first place.

sup 'DKI

-DKI(ID
#11 by Duality
2004-02-16 18:01:04
Dualipuff@yahoo.com http://stratoscape.ath.cx/
I think it is very interesting, and not something I've thought about until jafd brought it up.

In this seeming endless web of differentiating viewpoints and perspectives we call the Internet, is it possible that everyone in the know has come to a general consensus on the one issue of free registration for websites?  Is it possible that every last one of us agrees that they are obnoxious enough that we will not only refrain from submitting our personal information, but also allow our fellow 'Net savvy users to do the same?

Is this the first step to digital Utopia?  Is Onslaught the next step?  Now that we've brought this to light, will someone like DKI or whomeverthefuck go ahead and change those passwords to bring my hypothesis to failure?
#12 by Jibble
2004-02-16 18:04:54
I would think that whomever set up the account would check on it once a day...NYT can e-mail your password to you, so if someone changed it they could change it right back.

If you're ever getting hassled by some human-fly hybrid mutant, don't bother telling him to "eat shit and die" because odds are he'll be doing both within the next day or so anyway.
#13 by bago
2004-02-16 18:10:59
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
So now we have good fuck* samaritans?

The monkey poured coffee in my MOOTZ!
#14 by Chunkstyle
2004-02-16 18:13:31
Champions of Norrath is very fun.

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
 -Woody Allen
#15 by jjohnsen
2004-02-16 18:17:33
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Lets talk about Thief 3.


I saw some pretty screenshots, what else can we talk about?

-Jeremy
#16 by VeeSPIKE
2004-02-16 18:18:58
I heard there was going to be sneaking. That'll be cool.

The media doesn't educate, it sensationalizes. That's why there's no learning curve, just repeated bouts of gross stupidity. Bailey
#17 by jjohnsen
2004-02-16 18:20:14
http://www.johnsenclan.com
The full name is Thief - Deadly Shadows.  Gay.

-Jeremy
#18 by BobJustBob
2004-02-16 18:27:02
Let's talk about a game that people actually care about.

Harvest Moon.

Dood.
#19 by jjohnsen
2004-02-16 18:30:19
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I think you assume too much in that statement.

-Jeremy
#20 by Dethstryk
2004-02-16 18:30:52
jemartin@tcainternet.com
Shadows can obscure your vision, making you trip and hit your head. That's deadly.

sunny days have funny ways of quieting the roar
#21 by Warren Marshall
2004-02-16 18:32:25
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
#18 BobJustBob
Let's talk about a game that people actually care about.

Harvest Moon.

Harvest Moon?  What is it, a farming simulation?

"Cheap Garbage Disposal Canít Handle Femur"
#22 by Chunkstyle
2004-02-16 18:33:05
Maybe you get to fight the shadows.  Like Peter Pan, but hopefully with less gay.

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
 -Woody Allen
#23 by BobJustBob
2004-02-16 18:39:35
You've never heard of Harvest Moon? Yes, it is a farming simulation. A rather revered series, in fact.

Dood.
#24 by BobJustBob
2004-02-16 18:50:34
Okay, I'm bored. Whenever I try to get up early (early meaning 11 am) I'm always so tired that I don't feel like doing anything for hours. So by the time I'm actually making use of the extra time that getting up early has afforded me, it's mid-afternoon. Then I wonder why I didn't sleep in. So to kill time, I'll jumpstart the Harvest Moon discussion with this short list of gameplay changes in the upcoming GC version.

This time around, there isn't really a town. People live here, but you won't find a blacksmith, supermarket, or lumber yard. In fact, there aren't any traditional stores. If you travel to Vesta's farm (a much larger, more profitable organization), you can buy seeds. There's also a traveling salesman, Van, who opens a "rare items" stand outside the inn on the fifth and eighth of each month. Here you can buy things like brushes, fishing poles, and stamina recovering items.

Everything else is purchased using a ledger that's kept in your dairy storage building. Here, you can tell Takakura what you'd like purchased and it will be delivered to your farm in a number of days (depending on the item). This is where purchases like tools (no more leveling up), home improvements, animals, and animal feed are made.


In an odd twist, since you're now buying most of your products through mail order, you will no longer being shipping all your goods out of Forget-Me-Not Valley via a shipping bin. While Takakura can ship your milk and eggs out to neighboring towns, you're going to have to set up a produce stand to sell your veggies and other trinkets you've found -- the most popular are ancient relics (statues or coins) you've excavated from the dig site that you can work at in your spare time.


Your farm contains three plots (infertile, semi-fertile, and fertile). The plot farthest from your home has the most fertile soil -- so you'll have more luck with your harvest if your not-so-hardy crops are planted farthest from your house. The lazy farmer that plants veggies right outside his doorstop will witness a lot of failing crops. Also, you'll want to avoid planting crops near trees.


It's wise to check the soil conditions before watering, because some plants may require more frequent watering than once a day. You'll also be able to grow larger produce if you use fertilizer, which can be purchased from the nearby farm.


Info stolen from here, btw. So, discuss!

Dood.
#25 by Squeaky
2004-02-16 18:59:49
#21 Warren Marshall
Harvest Moon?  What is it, a farming simulation?

Yes, yes it is.

Problem talk creates problems. Solution talk creates solutions.
dvds
#26 by Squeaky
2004-02-16 19:01:37
#24 BobJustBob
a bunch of stupid farming stuff


LAME

Problem talk creates problems. Solution talk creates solutions.
dvds
#27 by ...an ethereal being...
2004-02-16 19:01:56
Champions of Norrath is very fun.

Agreed.  Be sure to keep a series of saves though.  We've been playing a co-op game and had a quest become unsolvable.

Small Spoiler Alert

We are fighting through a level and come across a couple of catapults, which we destroy.  A few minutes and a save point later we are given a non-optional quest to destroy ten catapults.  We move further into the level and destroy eight of them at which point we realize that the map is completely cleared and that we received no credit for the first two.  You can't proceed to the next level until the quest is complete so we had to reload and try it again.

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#28 by Charles
2004-02-16 19:05:47
www.bluh.org
Gamespot also said they had escorted NPCs get caught on geometry and break the game.  I've been playing on only one save cause my memcard is full.  Been lucky so far.

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#29 by jjz
2004-02-16 19:06:28
http://www.bugmenot.com/
#30 by Creole Ned
2004-02-16 19:08:14
The bright shining future of console gaming lies before us. And it looks a lot like PC gaming now.

Be afraid.

"I don't bemoan the great paste" - LPMiller
#31 by Squeaky
2004-02-16 19:11:34
Console gamig is dead!

Problem talk creates problems. Solution talk creates solutions.
dvds
#32 by BobJustBob
2004-02-16 19:17:40
And has anyone else heard anything about Romance of the Three Kingdoms 9? It's supposed to come out next week, and I can't find previews anywhere. Steel Battalion: Line of Contact comes out next week also. Then UT2k4 and Harvest Moon in mid-March... and then Half-Life 2, I guess. Not much for the first half of the year.

Dood.
#33 by Charles
2004-02-16 19:21:01
www.bluh.org
BF: Vietnam.

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#34 by Squeaky
2004-02-16 19:21:41
#32 BobJustBob
Steel Battalion: Line of Contact comes out next week also.

I want this game, but there is no way I can justify spending $200 for the controller.

Problem talk creates problems. Solution talk creates solutions.
dvds
#35 by Charles
2004-02-16 19:26:36
www.bluh.org
compliments of jjz:  http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/15/opinion/15DAVI.html

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#36 by Greg
2004-02-16 19:28:54
[/urk!

-DKI(ID
#37 by Squeaky
2004-02-16 19:30:07
#35 Charles

because I care

Problem talk creates problems. Solution talk creates solutions.
dvds
#38 by Charles
2004-02-16 19:37:27
www.bluh.org
huh?

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#39 by Gabe
2004-02-16 19:51:34
http://www.dartpublishing.com
A bug in OpenCrap? Impossible!
#40 by Charles
2004-02-16 19:52:10
www.bluh.org
IE and FireFox says:  OC borked!

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#41 by Greg
2004-02-16 19:52:18
The [/urk!

-DKI(ID
#42 by Charles
2004-02-16 19:55:48
www.bluh.org
Go urk yourself.

I have no excuses, least of all for God.  Like all tyrants, he is not worthy of the spit you would waste on negotiations.  The deal we have is infinitely simpler - I don't call him to account, and he extends me the same courtesy.
#43 by Warren Marshall
2004-02-16 19:59:15
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
#39 Gabe
A bug in OpenCrap? Impossible!

Thanks Gabe!

"Cheap Garbage Disposal Canít Handle Femur"
#44 by Trolly McTroll
2004-02-16 20:02:52
#5 Charles
Champions of Norrath is pretty fun.


I like your gay pinapple icon.

You Know You Envy the soul of Trolly McTroll
#45 by Trolly McTroll
2004-02-16 20:03:46
#21 Warren Marshall
#18 BobJustBob
Let's talk about a game that people actually care about.

Harvest Moon.

Harvest Moon?  What is it, a farming simulation?


Neil Young has a game coming out? Fucking A-Ron!

You Know You Envy the soul of Trolly McTroll
#46 by Trolly McTroll
2004-02-16 20:05:47
/Urkle!

You Know You Envy the soul of Trolly McTroll
#47 by BobJustBob
2004-02-16 20:06:44
Ah, I didn't notice Battlefield Vietnam was coming out so soon. Surely it can't be a good idea to have that and UT2k4 come out the same week.

Dood.
#48 by Bailey
2004-02-16 20:07:25
Nothing like a little healthy competition.

You got nothing coming.
#49 by Darkseid-D
2004-02-16 20:12:23
rogerboal@hotmail.com
Not to mention Painkiller.

Do not go gently into that good night.
Old age should burn and rage at the close of day.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
#50 by Warren Marshall
2004-02-16 20:13:28
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
#49 Darkseid-D
Not to mention Painkiller.

Painkiller.  Yeah.

"Cheap Garbage Disposal Canít Handle Femur"
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