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Comment: Re:if you think it's a free speech issue--- (Score 3, Insightful) 306

by Shados (#49134389) Attached to: Reddit Imposes Ban On Sexual Content Posted Without Permission

Its people's reaction to seeing naked pictures of you that are the problem. You can get fired, disqualified from jobs, shunned, and all around your life can become a living hell.

If you get beat up in a alley, the damage (aside for the psychological damage from the event itself) might go away once the wounds heal. If you're a teacher and students find pictures of you? You potentially can kiss your career (or at least your next promotion) good bye.

And its one thing if the person allowed the picture to be taken (though even then, but whatever), but a lot of people abuse of positions of trust, and a lot of those pictures are taken without consent. There's a LOT of assholes out there.

Comment: Re:The distraction argument makes no sense (Score 1) 253

by Shados (#49124677) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper

They were definitely referring to android/iOS tablets, which have all these push notifications and easy access to everything all the time, which is definately distracting to the average person. The average person also uses those as e-readers. A few years ago in the subway all you saw was kindles. Now you see a few (I see a bunch every day), but they're definitely outnumbered by people reading books on ipads or on their phones.

I'm still addicted to my kindle though and is my device of choice during my commute. The tablet is for when I want to browse the web.

Comment: Not too surprising (Score 4, Insightful) 145

by Shados (#49118463) Attached to: Attention, Rockstar Developers: Get a Talent Agent

Many developers ARE famous. If you're a dev who created some very popular/well known open source framework, you probably have an army trying to get to you. You're basically a celebrity, and in the extreme case may have to end up dealing with things like one.

My employer has been trying to build a front end team recently, and willing to pay whatever it takes and remote work is fine. But even getting in touch with some of these people to be able to say "Hey, name a number, we'll give you that number" is near impossible, because they shut themselves out with all of the normal recruiters trying to reach them.

Then you have the "not famous, but very good" devs. The average shitty dev still get a seemingly infinite amount of recruiters reaching out to them. The ones that are actually good? Yeah, its crazy. And if they don't want to go to work for a well known company (ie: Google), and actually have to poke around the market to find a good match, it can be more work than a full time job and a half. If you're looking and have an actually useful recruiter under your belt, its helpful, but at the end of the day they don't work for you. Having someone who actually does? Why not.

Comment: Re:Oh Sure this will work in the US....eventually (Score 2) 186

by Shados (#49116833) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

And yet your card still worked, so it had a magstrip. And when I go back home to visit family (I'm canadian living in the US), my american cards work fine up there too. So someone could still clone your card, and use the copy. The only thing making it a little trickier is the fact you don't have to hand over the card, but there are ways around that (like a hacked up terminal). There are also vulnerabilities in the chip cards.

What is really protecting you is that the bank will cover your ass if something happen to it. This is also why no one gives a damn south of the border: pretty much no one ever really gets hurt when their card gets cloned. Call the bank and it will be done and over with 2 days later.

But with the chip cards, banks tend to be reluctant to help when your card gets owned. They still generally take care of it, but you have to argue a bit more.

So really, in the end it doesn't change a whole lot. Its easier to exploit magstrips, for now. And then you have all the chip cards that have NFC, and that's a whole other can of worm.

The one thing I'll give you is how its fucking annoying to have someone run away with your card at the restaurant, though some restaurants do have it (ie: Legal Seafood)

Comment: Re:Block off programmatic access to cert trust. (Score 1) 113

Woo, and now a company can't have its own internal CA deployed automatically. And how would software with their own certificate store (ie: Firefox doesn't use the system store) be able to harden itself so much? Its just a piece of software like any other.

And its probably not a "globally wildcarded certificate" that's deployed to the browser, its just a CA. And if a CA is trusted, it can sign arbitrary certificates. You want to be able to do this automatically at least in corporate environment, and manually for development tools.

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 2) 286

by Shados (#49105811) Attached to: An Evidence-Based Approach To Online Dating

As someone in a relationship of 11 years and going (about half of that married) with someone I met online... The thing with starting with someone you know meet face to face, is that the first criterias that got you together is physical location and possibly physical appearance. The former is definitely convenient, the later is necessary to most people, but neither are usually the first thing of importance for a potential long running relationship.

If the first thing that gets you with someone is some kind of mutual interest (in my case, it was videogames and computer science interests), you start from there, there happens to be physical appeal too, and then you fix the location, things are much more likely to work out.

You can do that in person to with specialty interest groups (ie: I could have met someone at PAX or something...), and things can go wrong if you do it wrong (pick someone by their picture on, but generally, it seems to be by far the easiest way to go, meet online by interest.

Comment: Re:Note that this is a little different from softw (Score 1) 207

by Shados (#49105229) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers

If I put up a torrent of your favorite game, but I hacked up the internals so its different in a way that you can't tell them apart to screw you over for my own would be pretty bad.

In the same way, if when you come to buy my copy of some miniature, and you can't tell them apart, but an expert can look at it and notice I made it out shittier material or I wasn't quite faithful to the original.... someone would be pissed.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 252

by Shados (#49100559) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

At this point Uber is known mainly for UberX, but that's not their only product, and its not even how they started either.

I started using Uber for Uber Black, which was (and still kind of is) a mid range/upscale product, depending on how you look at it. Its not the product that gives them their crazy valuation, but there's still more to Uber than walmart-model taxi.

Comment: Re:Given what people use them for, I'd say no. (Score 1) 207

by Shados (#49100549) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers

I'm more worried about collectibles. Its niche, but a niche a lot of people on this board probably feel for. Its bad enough with figures and stuff, trying not to get ripped off at conventions or online... Soon it will be rampant.

That said, the vast majority of use will probably be for commodities anyway... Whoops, all my forks are in the dishwasher, time to 3d print one (when the printers get fast enough to make stuff in a pinch)

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