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Oh, you can ALWAYS go wrong with a Sony product.  :wink:  I eventually got my PS3 to play Blu-Ray movies after Sony replaced my defective model out of the box.  But, someone else on here has a PS3 and it NEVER has played a Blu-Ray movie!  Plays Blu-Ray PS3 games, but not movies.  :o

 

When my PS3 plays out, I'll just have to try whatever Blu-Ray player I can find at Wal-Mart.  Definitely WON'T try a Playstation.  The PS3 and the PS3 remote experiences I had finally sealed the doom of Sony with me.

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Saw this one coming from a mile away!  :rolleyes:

 

Decided to try a Pioneer BDR-211UBK to see if they fixed the 209's problems like how LG fixed the WH16NS40 with the WH16NS60.  However, since both the 211 and 209 share the same firmware revision, I knew it would still be screwed up.  And it is!  :angry:

 

The Ritek/Ricoh 8x DVD+RW problem persisted over, so I know the other issue will also carry over between the two drives.  When the Pioneers format brand new Ricoh/Ritek 8x DVD+RW discs, they will ALWAYS fail Verify with an L-EC Uncorrectable Error at some random point!  :o  Writes will ALWAYS fail Verify on the 1.52 firmware (And the previous 1.51 firmware.) until the disc is written in another drive.  After that happens, the discs ARE usable on 1.52 in the Pioneers.  Pioneer always borks the firmware of their drives.  1.50 was the last firmware that worked right.

 

The other issue is with Ricoh/Ritek Memorex 2x BD-RE.  What happens there is Verify completes but for 90% of the Verify, it is capped at only 2x Verify speed!  >:p 

 

I keep TELLING Pioneer, but they don't give a damn.  They only care about :greedy:.  So, with the current Pioneer models, you get some faster write rates, but you need 2 drives!  :doh:  One drive to initially write Ricoh/Ritek 8x DVD+RW and the Pioneer to write 16x BD-R at 16x.  And the 2nd drive for Verifying Ricoh/Ritek Memorex BD-RE with.

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I guess you like using those Ricoh Ritek discs, and they must be pretty good if you're using them. on another front and I think you might be interested and like this as well, Microsoft is looking to end passwords for the PC etc.... accounts! They're rolling out a new pre-build to the fast-track Insiders as I speak ,and so if anything it depends how fast they want to bring it out to the public. I think they're talking about maybe 2020 or 2022, but I think it might be closer than that. it'll be either a biometric which would probably be facial recognition or fingerprint, or the pin which they say even though it seems simple is actually not recorded on their servers, or anywhere else like passwords are. I don't know too much about that security stuff, and so I would have to look into that, but I never did like a pin other than for my banking if you know what I mean.

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I, too, read about that.  You can actually configure Windows as of now to not require a sign in log on.  It's best enabled by certain software like Windows 10 Manager.

 

Even Microsoft admitted passwords won't be totally eliminated and I don't see how they can be.

 

As for servers storing your passwords, well, that would only matter if you sign in with a Microsoft account, wouldn't it?  Which I don't use.

 

I prefer passwords over PIN's.  Unless you use really long PIN's, they're probably easier to crack than passwords.

 

I don't trust facial recognition or fingerprint scans.  Your face changes as you age.  And what if you have some kind of accident like a scar that changes your fingerprint?  Plus, it seems to me easier to get a copy of someone's fingerprint by lifting it off of a glass versus being impeded by a long string of characters only the user knows.

 

Bottom line: I don't WANT passwords to go away.  I can easily remember my own.  And they're not as insecure as the tech companies want you to believe.  Accounts are hacked not because you have poor passwords but because tech companies half ass on the expense to secure THEIR systems.  Hacks occur in big bundles from a tech company's server.  NOT from hacking people's accounts.  If companies invested in proper security, this wouldn't happen as often as it does.  And companies skimp on the security because they're greedy.  :greedy:

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What the security so-called expert was talking about is that the way a password is stored as opposed to a pin is different and requires some kind of server related process to get it done. I didn't read too much into what the guy was talking about and I think I tried a pin one time and for some reason I like the password better myself. Too many of them though and so I have Google do all the honors with that. I have way too many things that need passwords and just about every damn place or site that you go into is going to ask you for one.

Security is the biggest expense that almost every company has to deal with these days. Facebook as big as they are and as much money as he make and as much of a billionaire that he is pays a nod of money for the security on that site.

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I let Firefox store my sign ins and passwords locally.  And, as a backup, I've got a word processor file that has all this information that itself is password protected.  While not 100% secure, I've been doing it this way for years and haven't been hacked.  In fact, I've used the same password, sometimes verbatim sometimes with variations, for most of my sites and even my own PC since 1992.  I've never been hacked.  And I won't be hacked.  If my information is dumped, it will be the fault of some web site that didn't properly pay for its own decent security.

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Interesting.  Ordered some 16x BD-R's from Amazon.com in a 25 cake stack.  The site description says 16x.  The images show 16x.  Received 6x!  :angry:  While 6x will write at 12x, at least, I don't know if they're rated for 16x or not.

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Hmmm! Is it a backed by Amazon order? What brand Ricoh? Sometimes the descriptors can be misleading. Hope somewhere it says at least writes up to 16x. Doubt you'll send them back, though Amazon will rectify any mishaps.

Yes, I agree that it's usually the site's fault when a password is hacked. I let FF and Chrome and Edge save them as well as having a backup app..

I took advantage of Prime Day and purchased a Batman New Villain tshirt and another curious treat. 

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