I was hoping that if I ever expatriate, France would have been a good choice.
"Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimäki": Hmm. Jolla must be a corporation. Who the fuck knows where it's from? Startups generate names from a version of scrabble with added "ly" and "io" pieces.
"If Jolla truly is compatible with Android devices...": Wait just a second, if I read this first, I'd think Jolla is a piece of software, not a corporation. Which is it? Now I have to search on the net instead of getting info from the summary like is proper.
"Finnish company Jolla CEO says their MeeGo-based operating system Sailfish will be compatible with Android devices".
Will I have to establish OUT OF BAND trust with every browser (desktop/laptop/mobile/friend/work) I use?
You talk about encryption for all this, but neglect trust. You complain about not being able to trust the root CA's, but who can you trust? When I connect to
Secret Message Board
How do I establish trust? Will I have to establish trust with every browser (desktop/laptop/mobile/friend/work) I use?
So the US has become a Third World nation.
Ridesharing is a well established mode of transport for the middleclass in Africa and Southeast Asia who can't afford to ride single passenger taxis but want something more comfortable than the local equivalent of a bus.
Really? Less than human? Because you get taxed differently and don't have visitation rights at a hospital? It's an insult to victims of real humanitarian crises like genocide and slavery to talk about this relative first world problem in such terms.
Why is "man" in quotes?
I'd be interested in hearing more about how you and your like-minded friends think the world would work without borders defining the legal codes to which a person is expected to adhere at any time.
If anything, I've pondered that internet routing should be changed to strongly prefer staying within a particular country's borders if the source and destination are in the same jurisdiction. Of course, if one wants to route through the world, tor/proxys are easy as pie, but the bulk of normal, direct traffic could be routed this way.
>Why worry about what, when you can easily control how often. Limit each participant to some amount.
How do you regulate that? By making a closed hardware platform?
I bet you'd find most amateur radio ops are content with the current ruleset.
Let me also say that when the power goes out for a few weeks, HAM is the only comms still operating. It's a great skill for learning RF and electronics basics while doing something useful.
You sure about that? You're probably right, given your handle, but I thought the logic behind barring 'encrypted' radio was to be able to discern garble and static from users.
The several times, I've passed the Microsoft store in San Antonio (in a wealthy part of town), it was pretty filled up with shoppers, and had knowledgeable employees.
Also, the Surface is better than the iPad.