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Comment Re:Not the same, but tangentially related... (Score 3, Insightful) 93

If someone has to habitually hard-stop, then there is a very good chance that they're habitually driving too fast for conditions and/or not leaving enough space to stop in. This data is being used to establish the driving habits of the user - and as such the one or two 'avoid accident' stops will become outliers. It's the habits that push people into the higher risk pools, not the outliers.

Comment Re:A me too case? (Score 3, Insightful) 174

Don't assume that the only profit to be made is via the act itself - NASA's space program ended up giving birth to a lot of technology that is widely used in society these days, but could not have been measured in a pre-estimate of the profitability of the space program.

Comment Re: The real problem with Tor (Score 1) 68

An important note is that the exit node can see all of "the" plaintext traffic - there's no effective way to track it back to you unless the data contains your personal info. That's one of the biggest reasons that many jurisdictions hold the exit node accountable for the traffic that goes through it.

Comment Re:Interesting theory (Score 1) 207

I used to do that for a 200MB file on on dialup. I think the point is that content sizes are growing rapidly, expecting broadband speeds to keep up. The concern is that people are afraid of the current stagnation, and how it might mean that in a few years, your download of that 50GB patch will take longer than 30-40 minutes.

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