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Comment Caffeine is kind of loan (Score 1) 506

I personally think that caffeine just like loan. You just have to pay it back with interest. And longer you go, more painful it is. At some point you're in situation when all your income go to paying interest. And you start to need taking more loan to have any usable money. And naturally from that point on you have to take loan to pay interests. Hmm, sounds like many european countries and USA too.

Comment Tell me something new. (Score 1) 506

Tell me something that I don't already know. I have been trying to quick drinking coffee for over 10 years.
I'm currently suffering from withdrawal because I try to quit once again. I just don't feel like doing anything at all. But I can't sleep either.
Btw. Even if it brings you back to baseline, lack of sleep still causes anxiety, depression, memory problems, over all tiredness, general unhappiness, and many more negative side effects.

Caffeine Addicts Get No Additional Perk, Only a Return To Baseline 506

Dthief writes "Bristol University researchers found that coffee drinkers develop a tolerance to both the anxiety-producing and the stimulating effects of caffeine, meaning that it only brings them back to baseline levels of alertness, not above them. 'Although frequent consumers feel alerted by caffeine, especially by their morning tea, coffee, or other caffeine-containing drink, evidence suggests that this is actually merely the reversal of the fatiguing effects of acute caffeine withdrawal,' wrote the scientists, led by Peter Rogers of Bristol's department of experimental psychology."

Comment Re:Global "Lawful Interception" break Tor anyway (Score 3, Interesting) 122

True. Problem with Tor is that it is LOW LATENCY network. There is no way to hide traffic by adding hops on low latency network, if all connections are monitored. And even if there are some unmonitored nodes, traffic can be still easily monitored.

That's why all links between peers should use constant bandwith method. Every link need to maintain same utiliation level, even if no traffic is being passed. This is very old method, but rarely being used with P2P.

Comment Gnunet and Freenet are designed for privacy (Score 1) 122

Gnunet and Freenet are designed for privacy from the very beginning. It's usually very very bad choise to trying to use systems that aren't designed for privacy. And then trying to fix all the problems that are hidden with these overly complex protocols and plugins.

Easiest way to secure any system is get rid of way too complex systems. Just like web browsers, web servers, extensions like php, python, sql, email clinents and protocols like BitTorrent. Keep it simple, very simple, is the key when dealing with private data.

Same method apply with real world privacy too. Don't use cell phones, don't use credit card. Keep it simple. All modern nice and complex things include many issues that you might not be aware about.

Comment Window coating, which blocks signals (Score 1) 271

Actually I live in Finland, and here metal coated thermo windows are common. Unfortunately if I put my cell phone 5 cm outside window, I got full 3G reception and 5 cm inside, it's totally gone. So yes, you can also have metal finish on windows, which blocks signal. It also cause problems to normal FM receiption as mentioned.

I didn't wish for this, because now my wireless (3g) data is over 10 times slower than it would be without that finishing. (3G HUSPA -> GSM 2.5G EDGE)

Comment 15 years earlier... (Score 2, Interesting) 857

Is this news? I used to write all text with computer 15 years ago. But back then, I had to have special permission allowing me to deliver printer works instead of handwritten. And of course all work in class room had to be don using pen and paper. It's not unclear that I didn't care hand writing when you see it. It's horrible, cartoon text. It was way clear to me that I won't use pen and paper in future.

Comment Re:IpV6 in Finland (Score 1) 315

We got only one ISP providing IpV6 addresses to normal end users. So there is not too much hope to get IPv6 trough quickly. I asked my ISP if they even can provide IPv6 addresses or if they need test users. They thought it a while, and told that they don't have any IPv6 plans yet.

So... That's it.

My home Linux systems, ADSL modem / router & firewaall are 100% IPv6 compatible and ready. ISP's arent.

Comment Freenet & Other censorship resistant systems (Score 1) 420

People don't get it, if content needs to be delivered. It should be delivered using some other method than traditional web, which is easy to block. How about using Freenet, they just released new version. It's much much harder to block than traditional http/https. Freenet: For Filesharers there is GnuNET. GnuNET:

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