Adobe PDF Printer-Problem

Introduction for the English Version

This article was posted first in May 2015 – in German language. During the last half year it became the most visited article of my blog – to my big surprise. So I thought, maybe it covers an issue relevant for other language-settings too.

Unfortunately the screenshots are still German ones – but their meaning should be nearly 1:1 translateable. I’ll try. So here we go.

The PDF Printer-Problem

We ran several times into PDF printer-problems on some PCs under Win 7 and did not find any solution for them in the internet.

Adobe Acrobat Reader did show the documents but could not print them, to no printer available. “Could not print the document” it did say and after OK: “No pages selected for printing.” Rubbish! Of course pages were selected, and Acrobat Reader did present them well, even in the print-preview.

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The Password Poem has no Clues…

…if telling tales of kangaroos.concept of computer security

This nearly senseless verse is an example for a good password or passphrase – at least if you follow Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Knight of the University of California (USC).

In How to Memorize a Random 60-Bit String they line out a quite creative method to overcome the classic paradoxon of passwords:  passwords are either safe or easy to remember but never the both together.

The core idea to cut this knot is that a rhyme in the iambic tetrameter like the one above, is sufficiently long (size matters for safety questions) and however relatively easy to remember, even if it has little to no sense at all.

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