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Comment Re:It is so unfair. (Score 1) 261

Just fly over.

We have lots of godless people in the Midwest. Where I live, we have traffic jams, but they're five minutes long and only if you leave at exactly 5pm.

In a ten minute drive, I can get Thai (3) genuine Chinese (7), varieties of Mex (11), Turkish (2) Afghani (1), Indian (7), and much much more. A good house: $115K. A great house: $250K. House in the country with pond and woods for $350K.

Gigabit Ethernet in town. International airport 45min drive on a bad day. LGBTQ+ friendly. There are evangelicals, rednecks and others who, when they're sober, are fine people. The music is good, but not great, but not as expensive as the coasts.

The universities are rated very well, and aren't that expensive. Sports is ok, major teams within easy driving distance.

You're not going to get rich here rapidly. But you might have much less stress and be happy, hedonistic and godless-- or not.

Comment Re:Good - burn it down (Score 1) 95

The idea behind the IoT isn't bad. The execution is horrible.

The idea that you can use the internet as a medium to access parts of your home isn't that bad an idea. That the whole shit is done by corporations that only care about their bottom line and offer your gimmicky toys that are security nightmares is the horrible execution thereof.

Comment Re:Denial-of-Service? (Score 4, Insightful) 95

While I generally agree, I cannot second the idea that it should be legal to break into computers that are insufficiently secured. That would make the internet an even worse place than it already is.

What we need is something like the famous FCC part 15 sticker rules. You know the ones, you can find it on pretty much any electronic device:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

We need something like this for IoT devices.

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