"GTAI and Deutsche Bank’s conclusion - based on the price trends of solar, batteries, electricity in Germany, and German feed-in-tariffs - is that ‘battery parity’, the moment when home solar + a lithium-ion battery makes economic sense, will arrive in Germany by next summer, 2016."
This is why every website should be on HTTPS.
Every desktop operating system (Linux like Ubuntu and Fedora, Mac OS X and Windows) has IPv6 privacy extensions enabled by default (server operating systems usually have it disabled).
Privacy extensions automatically creates a secondary temporary IPv6 address for connecting to servers like websites.
So you can NOT be tracked by IPv6 more than IPv4. But also not less.
Most IPv6-enabled networks have a public range assigned.
When you visit a website one day they will see an automatically generated unique IPv6 address from that IPv6 network.
The next day they will see an other automaitcally generated unique IPv6 address from the same IPv6 network.
This is thus completely similar information you get from IPv4 NAT.
This is pretty useless if other browsers don't adopt the same model.
It just means some webdevelopers that forgot to test something in other browser might end up breaking sites unknowingly.
If any electronic voting system is going to work, it would be a system that prints what you've voted so the voter can see what he/she voted. And then you have a separate electronic counting of those pieces of paper.
That way you have faster counting of votes and still everything on paper as back up.
Now I know in the past they had some what similar systems in the US and they had problems with printers not working, so I don't know if they'll ever get it right.
There are also a whole lot of people who use terms like math/encryption or blockchain.
So far I haven't seen a system that works.
It does however make for interesting presentations:
These APIs have been created by organisations working together at the W3C.
It was actually the person from AT&T which did the most work on getting Push API adopted by the W3C.
One of the reasons browser vendors can get away with getting rid of as many plugins as possible is because they are adding features to the browsers themselves. WebEx is actually a good example.
Cisco is one of the companies working on WebRTC at W3C and IETF.
So WebEx will support it if it doesn't already I'm sure:
Mozilla and Google support WebRTC and Microsoft is working on supporting it.
- is peer2peer like Skype used to be and can do NAT hole punching if I'm not mistaken
- automatically uses a relay as a fallback if peers can't connect directly
- traffic is encrypted so the server or network can't see or change the content
- supports video/voice calling
- support for one of the most used codecs from traditional voice like analog and VoIP so sound doesn't need to be converted.
- has the best audio codec ever created for these type of applications: Opus. Which is an IETF standard created for WebRTC by Skype (before it was acquired by Microsoft) and Xiph.org developers
- screen/desktop sharing
- application sharing
- the standard says: browsers most support both the H.264 and VP8 video codec
- data channels (useful for example for building games)
For the few equity traders that buy Bitcoin that it is rare and that the Bitcoin economy is going to grow is enough. They just buy some Bitcoin and hold on to it.
I believe I've seen Bitcoin Multi-Signature wallets use Shamir's algorithm:
A Bitcoin 'wallet' is the private key which allows you to spend your the Bitcoin you own.
A Multi-Signature wallet is a wallet for which you need 2 out of 3 keys to spend the Bitcoin.
How something like that could be used in a secure system in this case I'm not so sure about.
Have to admit I'm not a big fan of incremental improvements over an old less secure system, but they do improve things and fix things and it's stuff that actually can be deployed on the public Internet.
Making sure regular visitors on sites always use HTTPS and only allow for certain public keys (the last one fixed the CA system for regular visitors !):
Maybe later we'll also see DNSSEC/DANE to fix the first time visit on a site:
"people also like to possess it because it is rare"
That is what Bitcoin also garantees, it's rare.
You can precisely known how many Bitcoins there were, are or will be at a certain time.
Steve Ballmer was talking about the GPL.
With open source they mean an open source license.
I really doubt they are talking about a free software license the GPL.
The reasons might end up being less important than the actions.
Here is the official announcement:
Here is a link to the latest Mozilla statement on the mailinglist/newsgroup: