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James Jurack
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My feelings exactly. Though I may actively indulge in some schadenfreude about the terrible condition of the facilities.
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Dear amazon appstore app: let me paste my password you giant cockbags. Have you never heard of password keyring software? Making me reduce my password complexity to make it typeable on a mobile keyboard does not improve my security.
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I am the only bad guy ruler
I know what every bad guy has to do
Because the first leader taught me when I was little
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Sightseeing complete. Pool time now.
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I hope you kids are having fun. =)
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+Amanda Jurack scored donutville down there. 0/3 for the night.
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So after Howard Taylor's glowing recommendation, I picked up the Promise of Blood ebook for $2 the other day. It's a pretty good book! Some really fun characters, great worldbuilding, and solid plotting. If you like epic fantasy, and especially if you think adding gunpowder-based magic as a foil to more traditional elemental magery is interesting you will enjoy it.

But.

It fails the Bechdel test. Like, REALLY badly. There are five , maybe six named female characters. None of them speak to one-another on page. Only one of them gets more than 1-2 lines. And the one we see the most is a mute. And also a Noble Savage With a Life Debt. And also the teenaged maybe love interest of the older main character. And don't get me started on what should have been the second most prominent woman in the book, but who was barely seen and whose most prominent decision (cheating on her fiance) happened before the start of the book, and was written off by every man in it as not her fault because /he/ seduced /her/, robbing her of any agency and and and blah.

So if that stuff bugs you, you may want to skip it. But the magic system and world building really are very good, especially for a first outing. I'll probably pick up the sequel, which seems to be coming out this May.
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Yeah, based on your list of caveats I'm inclined to give it a pass.
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Something else important: The vast majority of hashing algorithms are VERY FAST! They've been designed that way to make document signing easy. So in addition to salting, you also generally want to repeat the hash recursively, for a few thousand rounds, or generally whatever takes 1/10 - 1/4 of a second. The longer you can make it take, the longer it will take an attacker to crack as well.
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Yeah, or better yet, instead of a hashing function, use a key derivation function such as PBKDF2.

Key derivation functions are generally intended to add "randomness" to the generated hashes/keys (I'll be dead honest. I don't know what is considered random, at least not in terms of statistics, and/or cryptography, and/or mathematics). Although, the benefits are academic, but I think a lot of developers are moving towards PBKDF2 and bcrypt, over the iterative hashing method.
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