#951 - Just What Is Common Sense?
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Use Common Sense, they say. It'll be fine, they say.
Great, but just what the heck do they mean by "common sense"?
Besides knowing that is seems anything but "common", do you know what it means?
I take a stab at what I mean when I suggest using it in Just What Is Common Sense?
Also this week:
- Password Length (make 'em longer)
- CRC Errors (fixing 'em)
- Two-factor (one case when you can't)
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Gary and I touch on the old Mac vs. PC ads, discovering music, why being platform agnostic makes you a better problem solver, Google Sites, AI (of course) and how it learns like humans learn (and the implications thereof), hardware authentication keys, and more.
Just What Is Common Sense?
It's not so common.
'Common sense' is frequently suggested, often missing, and rarely defined. I'll take a look at some of what I feel are the characteristics of common sense.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Long Should a Password Be?
|For years, the standard practice has been to assume that eight-character passwords made up of sufficiently random characters was enough. Not any more. Not even close.
How Do I Fix a CRC Error When I Try to Copy a File?
|CRC errors happen when there's a bad spot on the media of your hard disk. Data recovery and disk repair are often possible with the right tools -- but you won't need them if you have a backup.
I Enabled Two-Factor Authentication and Now My Email Program Can't Sign In
|Two-factor authentication is an important security tool. To access those accounts in some programs, though, you may need an app password.
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