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Comment: Re:Wonder if their time hasn't already passed... (Score 4, Interesting) 164

by hodet (#48213621) Attached to: Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

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.

Comment: Re:Bad idea! (Score 1) 68

by hodet (#48139935) Attached to: Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity

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.

Comment: Re:Right (Score 1) 203

by hodet (#48084849) Attached to: A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

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.

Comment: Re:Reverse discrimination is still discrimination (Score 1) 280

by hodet (#48047595) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

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.

Comment: Re:Let's talk methodology (Score 2) 68

by hodet (#48025907) Attached to: Analyzing Silk Road 2.0

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.

Comment: Re:The power companies will make up for it (Score 1) 517

by hodet (#48008423) Attached to: Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

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.

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