Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NOVA (Ashburn), VA
My username is intended to be a bit ironic
I completely understand and agree with everything you say. I completely get that if my password is 12345 and it gets hacked, that's completely on me. But isn't that MY choice to have a retarded password if I want to? I have two fairly complex passwords I use for everything. I can switch to my other password, that's not an issue, but here's my mentality. If my password here gets hacked, and I have a ridiculous password, isn't that my fault, not the forum's fault? Yes, everyone should have complex passwords, I just hate people making decisions "in my best interest" for me.
Unfortunately, "in today's litigious society" (mostly in the USA, it seems), it's easier to sue somebody else rather than take responsibility for your own action. It's become in the best interest of business to put as many safety mechanisms (legal obstacles) in place to avoid the pain.
In a more charitable vein, there's an entire generation (or two) that don't have the foggiest notion of how things work under the hood and therefore don't understand the risk (not just internet).
In my less charitable, cynical view, removing signs such as "don't stop on railroad tracks", and "don't feed the bear", etc would allow natural selection to fix some of those problems...
'15 Deep Cherry Red TH w/Brown Interior. 3.2L V-6
Safety-Tec, Cold Weather, Technology, Comfort, Tow, Leather.
Gobi Stealth roof rack with ladder.
My testing platform for electronics/telemetry experimenting.