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Comment: Re:Facebook Soaks Up More Free Publicity! (Score 1) 314

by s.bots (#34770662) Attached to: Will Facebook Become the Net's SSO?

Its value as an SSO is, I would think, unrelated to the number of personal connections on there. Metcalfe's Law does imply, however, that the social value (and likely monetary value) of Facebook is enormous.

An SSO really shouldn't be concerned with how many people are actively using it. It should be concerned with being a valid means of authentication for as many sites as possible such that it is a truly viable SSO.

Comment: Re:no. it does not. (Score 3, Insightful) 405

by s.bots (#29999418) Attached to: Home Phone System That Syncs To Computer?

Not really for personal use, unless you live in an area where owning a cellphone is prohibitively expensive and a landline isn't. I think the number of geeks that would fit this niche would be very small. Other than this case, I really think the landline is slowly going the way of the dodo as far as home users are concerned.

However, being able to push something like this out to business and corporate clients may well be a viable opportunity.

Comment: Re:Most people simply don't think about security (Score 1) 216

by s.bots (#29266059) Attached to: The Myths of Security

"Think about how stupid the average person is. Now, realise that half of them are dumber than that." - George Carlin

I think your sig is a more valid contribution to the discussion than your comment... You can toss as many security obstacles on a computer as you can, but if your end user is a knuckle-dragger who loves his FREE PR0N! and VI@GR4, then your attempt at security is wasted.

Comment: Re:Decent system (Score 1) 863

by s.bots (#29172409) Attached to: "Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

Yes, ParkPlus. It is a pretty good system, but I don't know if it's achieving it's purpose - it was designed to increase the number of available parking spots since people weren't limited by the number of meters, but now some people just park like meatheads on the street.

All in all though, I give it a thumbs up.

Comment: Re:An Ethical Quandry without an easy answer (Score 1) 847

My thoughts exactly. I frankly don't care how other people make their babies, but if/when I procreate it will be via good ol' sex. You already have the option of choosing your partner, thereby having knowledge (to a degree) of what your offspring will be like. If you don't want that kind of kid - find a new partner!

People will buy anything that's one to a customer.