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Comment: Re:is there an app for that? (Score 2) 179

by NotInHere (#49362127) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded

Using the flameCloud4000 app, you can quickly access your flamethrower controls from around the world. Do you not want to to put a cloud-controllable flamethrower on top of your roof, to get rid of stupid flanders neighbours showing up, or pidgins shitting onto your roof? Using our patented BirdAway algorithm, the cloud-connected camera quickly scans for birds on your roof and roasts them with the remotely controllable 360 degrees flameWielder flamethrower[1]. With the flameCloud4000 app, you can access your flameWielder to control your roof to be free of pidgins. It also features roast statistics, together with a flameCloud4000 share-this button, where you can share images of the roasted pidgins on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

[1] might roast cats too.

Comment: Re:Memorizing site-unique passwords isn't possible (Score 1) 261

by NotInHere (#49352195) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess

The U2F project is one of the really good things google did. I hope it becomes successful. I hate mobile phone "2 factor" authentification because you give them basically your identity, its hard to work with (entering weird numbers?!), and relies on 3rd parties (telcos, security of the mobile network).

Comment: Re:respectfully disagree (Score 1) 78

by NotInHere (#49235483) Attached to: Why We Need Free Digital Hardware Designs

Free software isn't about cheapness, its about freedom. Nobody restricts me to improve the tools I have, and everybody is invited to. Also, nobody restricts me to pay for it, and fund development. If all those companies and offices around the world would pay the half of what they give to microsoft for {libre, open} office, it would be the best product you can get.
What is your work worth when your company goes bankrupt, and your work doesn't get used anymore? When the company is bought by a larger competitor, the product you developed comes into the trashbin, your customers are told to use the larger company's product, and you are fired?

What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.

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