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Comment: Re:Facebook discovers HTTPS (Score 1) 273

by steelclash84 (#35013772) Attached to: Facebook Launches Social Login and HTTPS
The input from the user has to be decrypted on their server, but all relevant queries and data facebook acquires is most likely unencrypted as it passes their local network, and finally encrypted only on the final delivery from their servers. So it's actually easier and less intensive than stated.

Comment: Re:On the one hand... (Score 1) 555

by steelclash84 (#30033506) Attached to: Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price
I have google voice. Google voice integrates into the android phone so well, I don't need a text plan. You have the option of having a dialog ask you if you want to use your google voice when making a call or sending a text. In my case, I opted to have it always select google voice and never ask me.

Comment: Bathroom? (Score 1) 346

by steelclash84 (#28000679) Attached to: Ball And Chain To Force Children To Study
It looks like the whole point of this device is to make it so the parents don't have parents and help their children study... In that case, having to unlock the kid to use the bathroom seems counter-productive, unless it comes with a catheter (valued at $19.99), absolutely free! In all seriousness, this generation of parents that would actually consider buying such a device have worked very hard at removing themselves from an active parenting role. Parents of the new age are TV, video games, and ritalin.

Comment: Father & son learning (Score 1) 291

by steelclash84 (#23625775) Attached to: A Home Lab/Shop For Kids?
What about when the parent doesn't know that much about hands on stuff. I'm a software engineer and I don't really know that much about building machines/circuits/etc, however it would be something interesting to learn. What avenue would be best for a parent and their child to both learn hands on activities simultaneously? My father was a maintenance planner, and as such knew a lot about making things, but I never got around to making stuff with him.

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