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Comment: Re:Invasion of Privacy (Score 1) 356

yes because one is much cheaper and easier, thus, there will be much less accountability and much more likelihood of unethical operation. It's not just what it's used for today, it's what it will be used for 5 years from now, if there is no public blowback.

This is in fact a slippery scope, because we haven't developed city-wide immune systems* yet, unless i've missed something /as seen in the book "Diamond Age"

Comment: Invasion of Privacy (Score 0) 356

One of the things about most of Colorado is that the people that live there experience privacy in their homes and land that is unknown in places like urban Maryland or New York.

As a policy, i am completely cool with maintaining that privacy against an influx of civilian, largely un-regulatable (as opposed to unregulated) drone activity. No thanks!

+ - SPAM: What is Secure Programmable Social Media?

Submitted by TheCouchPotatoFamine
TheCouchPotatoFamine (628797) writes "A new technology from DOM Algebra called "Nametag" has turned the concept of client-server applications distributed via HTML on it's head, providing an permanent system of creating secure social media apps, right in the browser itself, between you and your friends without ever asking you to trust the service provider not to reveal your information; they never have it.

The recent NSA debacles have made for a good introduction into the need for privacy in everyday activities. Your web browser can act as a "social computer", fully capable (via high-quality RSA/AES encryption written in pure Javascript), to deliver a rich social media experience without sending anything to anyone other than your friends "in the clear". You can see a working demo at "TagOS" (but please view the demo in Google Chrome or Apple's Safari, because they have fast math routines)

Developers can go farther, creating entire apps they can share with friends via social media, authoring right in the browser using javascript. They never share their code with anyone but their friends. It works, today.

Is the world ready for web-applications available anywhere, totally secure, that meet your social media needs with fun and immediacy, without any tradeoffs? What do you think?"

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+ - Nametag is Secure Programmable Social Media; no more data-mining you.->

Submitted by TheCouchPotatoFamine
TheCouchPotatoFamine (628797) writes "A new technology from DOM Algebra called "Nametag" has turned the concept of client-server applications distributed via HTML on it's head, providing an enduring basis to create secure social media apps, right in the browser itself, without ever trusting the service provider.

The recent NSA debacles have made for a good segueway into the need for privacy, even though Nametag was envisioned nearly two years ago. It is powered by high-quality RSA/AES encryption, written pure Javascript, and integrated with a new state-of-the-art HTML5 Environment called "TagOS" to form the worlds first "Social Computer" (please view the demo in Google Chrome, or Apple's Safari. The core tech is complete while a few CSS issues are not.)

The result? It transforms your web-browser from an over-abused public "billboard" into a "safe-house" that normal people can use, complete with the familiar feed- friend- and group-based interfaces they expect from HTML5/CSS3 powered sites. Developers can go farther, creating and exporting any of those apps into their own sites, all without sharing anything with your service provider; it's that powerful. Finally, it already has two social media apps ready to go, to get people started.

The IndieGoGo campaign is the first public unveiling. From web hosting, to hiring designers, it will take resources I no longer have; my savings bought full-time research to create the kernel, if you will. In fact, the demo itself is just "frozen" from the actual working version I use everyday! With your help, a world where you can speak honestly and openly with your friends and family is possible; Is it important to you? I hope the community backs the idea; this is how it will be done.

With so much self-censorship and risk attached to the daily use of traditonal, insecure personal social media, how long will we allow it to continue?

Disclaimer: i'm the author of TagOS"

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Comment: Re:growing up (Score 1) 252

by TheCouchPotatoFamine (#42614261) Attached to: Researchers Study Mystery of the Toddler Who Won't Grow

okay you youngin' let me tell you, nature abhors a vacuum - the one between your ears, and the one that would be made when you elect everyone out, then just put someone worse in there, once you realize the past 1000 years of civilization have not been a mistake. The problem with you anarchists (on this site, even) is you never perceive the simple truth that technology should provide accountablity.. the accountability you'll never get by voting out person after person. Fight the disease, not a stupid symptom!

Comment: Re:Kudos (Score 1) 1061

by TheCouchPotatoFamine (#42311341) Attached to: Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

you know, if these guys weren't PHYSICALLY positioning themselves to force people to hear their speech, i might even be able to frame Westboro the way you tried to. But when push comes to shove, i can firmly say i dont think westboro has anything to with "free speech". It has to do with psychic assault, an offense that must be associated with some physical attempt to force people to listen to their free speech that this crosses the line on. If nothing else they should all be sued into the ground for cruelty and assault, if i was meteing out justice.

It's clear that their ability to talk is NOT what's at issue here, it's where they are! Lets not get in the weeds about "speech", when its unusual cruelty arising from a specific targeting, such as people at a funeral. If they were in a field somewhere, this wouldn't matter!

Comment: Re:What's good for the goose... (Score 1) 768

...and then they get hit by tariffs. The American economy is too lucrative to ignore. They find ways around paying taxes because they can, not because they have a choice if we did tax them.

And i think businesses should be taxed based on productivity, not amount of money, in any case. If a company spends 100 to make 200, that's one rate, and if a company spends 100 to make 2000, that's different. Economies of scale SHOULD be taxed a high rate because ONLY the existence of a willing society makes it possible.

Comment: the interesting bit.. (Score 1) 153

by TheCouchPotatoFamine (#41666415) Attached to: Physicists Propose "Perpetual Motion" Time Crystals

the interesting bit, at the end, is about how this type of thinking makes a cyclic universe seem explainable as a time crystal, which i mean to take as a no-energy gain or loss ground state oscillating between it's states. but it was pretty hard making that sort of assumption, myself. i wonder what they see about that that fits our model so well; perhaps just because we have some math for it, being the universal language, pun intended.

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