Do me a favor; go to YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Ars, and half a dozen other sites, and read some comment streams. Do you see how vacuous they are? Do you see how much chaff you must wade through to find one or two poignant insights?
I don't think the owners of Slashdot care. I think they only care about eyeballs per advertisement.
Pffft. Kids have been "hacking" signs for years. I remember when I was a kid, there was a place called Fairy Falls Creek. A couple of my university friends went and made a professional quality sign, in the same colour, and font as the existing sign, and renamed the area to Hairy Balls Creek. The fact that there were round rocks covered in hairy moss made the sign very plausible. So plausible, that after a few years, even the local tourism guides quoted Hairy Balls Creek.
Epic! I salute the miscreants who pulled that off.
All of my calculators used to be HP
Mine still are. I use an HP48gx, and run HP48gx emulators on my Mac and my iThings when my real 48gx isn't within easy reach.
My comment was in response to LCD screens, not network connections.
Sorry, my IOT-rant mode engages pretty easily.
So you wouldn't like to know that the temperature inside your freezer went too high and your food defrosted because your flatmate left the door open while you were away for the weekend?
I don't need my freezer to have a network connection for that. An old water bottle and a little bit of water will do the trick just fine. I can't think of any reason that I'd want my refrigerator, thermostat, laundry machines, etc. to have network connectivity. The real winners in the "Internet Of Things" game are the makers of networking hardware.
eBay and PayPal used to offer security tokens to provide one-time PINs to be used at login. They were offered as either physical tokens or as smartphone apps. I just tried to look for them on the eBay and PayPal sites, but I no longer see any mention of them. Have they stopped supporting the tokens?
PayPal now just appears to offer something called PayPal Security Key in which they send OTPs via SMS, and I don't see anything like that on the eBay site.