Most people don't give a crap about Facebook's privacy policies. I personally don't touch facebook with a 10 ft pole but that is my choice and understand why others keep going there. That makes me about the only person in my family and social circle that does not use it. Stay in touch with the people you care about and you can always connect with them, it just takes effort. I don't know anybody who would move from facebook because people are there already. It's a noble thing to try and create something better. However, if you have ever seen the Personal Power Grid, any company would be in the Ceaselessly Striving box, they are taking action and have no control over the outcome. Most users just do not give a crap and are in the Acceptance (Let It Go) corner.
Hopefully they will use those skills in other vocations. You don't have to be a full time coder humping a cublicle to benefit from programming skills.
And you will be able run Office on it. This will be huge.
The first line of the article.
"If you're reluctant to continue using TrueCrypt now that the open source encryption project has been abandoned, and you don't want to wait for the CipherShed fork to mature..."
This right here. It is worse to access the internet under the illusion of anonymity than anything else. If you need anonymity then take responsibility for your requirements. Do not farm it out to others. I think the intent is noble with this device, but I just don't see how this improves on Tor Browser, or even better on Tails.
There is hard time to serve by selling proper crypto solutions. FTFY
This is not a flying car. It is a car that transforms into a plane. It is one or the other at any given time. My childhood dreams were of a car that lifted of the ground and landed where it needed. Not driven to the airport to fly to another airport and drive to where you are going from there. This is cool stuff though, but I can never equate this with the childhood dream of flying cars (like the jetsons) no matter how unrealistic that might have been.
Because the world is comprised of totally different kinds of people with personal opinions, values and beliefs. Facebook wants every last person on the planet to give them their real name and all of their private info. They need to keep their "product" happy.
Lost in all of this, is the notion that people who don't like the service don't have to use it.
Otherwise known as porn mode.
All he did was use a web scraper with some code to handle captchas and to create a new user account when he was logged out by the site. Yes, a complete methodology would be better but it still is interesting to read what he did. I wouldn't quote his research in anything serious, but it is still interesting. Looks like he will be posting the code for is scraper to github, without the SilkRoad parts which I don't really understand why. Take it for what it is I guess, a good collection of observations for watercooler chat.
I don't know. But I created an empty shell Facebook account, my only facebook account, because it is the only way to access a slingbox on Linux. The FB Slingbox app works great. I never created a shell Google acct.
I believe myself to be practical man who doesn't easily succumb to the latest in gadgetry. But a manual drill? That's pushing it. I will get off your lawn now.
If I really need to connect my toaster to the internet then I deserve to buy a new one every 2 years.
Which would drive more people to alternative energy. Vicious cycle. Energy companies can also cut costs by closing power plants and tightening supply. They can also diversify into manufacturing and supporting alternative energy installations. Ok well that last point will need less dinosaurs in the corner offices.
Just wait for the tidal wave of the "internet of crappy things".