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Comment: Re: Motivation? (Score 1) 4

by hoifelot (#46012459) Attached to: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals, Fracking To Follow
My point was not whether global warming is a fact or not, or whether it's caused by humans or not, but that EU as a political power went from being in favour of green initiatives and tough goals, highly touted, to scaling down its ambitions to the point that what's left are merely non-binding goals. I find that more than a little strange.

Comment: Motivation? (Score 1) 4

by hoifelot (#46011811) Attached to: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals, Fracking To Follow
I would tend to think that personal interests or interests of friends in high places are behind such a major change of "heart", perhaps even with a sizeable monetary benefit attached to it. After all, what changed? I admit it, I'm against the EU's interference in almost all aspects of our lives. And then with an issue like this, EU could really make a difference, but decides not to. I'm sorry, something's wrong with this picture.

Comment: Re: API? Really? (Score 1) 102

by hoifelot (#45915265) Attached to: Smart Toothbrush Aims For Better Brushing Habits
That's fair enough. Let me rephrase then: I hope that those spending their time and abilities programing a toothbrush will do so for only a brief but intense and productive time, and then move to (not move ON to) something else where their time and abilities can ALSO be of great value. That better? ;-)

Comment: API? Really? (Score 1) 102

by hoifelot (#45915151) Attached to: Smart Toothbrush Aims For Better Brushing Habits
"(...) the company has created an API, hoping that third-party developers will come up with additional apps that will inspire users to brush more and more effectively (...)" My hope is that people will spend their time and abilities on something other than developing apps for a toothbrush. I would hate to see people become obsessed with something like brushing their teeth.

Comment: Ya-what? (Score 5, Insightful) 123

by hoifelot (#45904821) Attached to: Security Expert: Yahoo's Email Encryption Needs Work
I don't understand how yahoo can be alive today. It's been way behind competitors for about a decade. This type of story fits right in with that picture. Okay, if they are still alive, I guess they must be making money. But I'm happy they are still around. Now and then I find that I need to reconnect with a site I haven't used for years, where I registered with my yahoo address... And in that case, it's nice that I'm able to receive a password reset link. But what's the attraction today, besides that?

Comment: Here's how: (Score 1) 381

by hoifelot (#45896655) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?
I decided a while back to only access sites that employ biometrics-based access. Unless an event destroys my biometric signature, I'll be safe. Obviously, at Slashdot I use a standard strong password, namely "abc". Slashdot allows password resetting, so no issue there. Darn clever, I think.

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