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Comment Re:Cry for attention... (Score 0) 143

That user just did an AMA about net security and the like. Previous posts show they are promoting an agenda warning about a surveillance state. While I don't fault that agenda, I do think they feel like they were not getting enough attention.

I do not think, nor did I say, they "fabbed" this unit for this specific purpose. I do think it was probable a hobbiest creation that was just handy when the idea struck. The complete lack of any specifics about how it was found seems like a think story thought up on a spur of the moment thing.

Given the rest of the info, yes I do think that is a millenial. And this is a poorly thought out campaign to garner attention. Sorry to ruffle your feathers you may want to develop a thicker skin. You do not know my demograpphic but a mere 5 yrs over millenial does not make me an old man. But your opinion really will never affect my world.

Comment Long Term contact... (Score 3, Insightful) 698

Depending on how she is as a person, this may or may not be something to consider...

Set up a mailserver for her and your wife. You may very well have your own domain and mail already. But just ask some friends to help to ensure this will last a long time.

Then I'd suggest a series of short messages as well that could go on a very long time. Video, yes, by all means. But even some emails. Start writing down stuff now as it comes to you. The first time you remember getting in trouble. The first time you had chocolate. Or the first time you had a drink of alcohol. Anything. Everything that sticks out to you as a story. Don't preach. Don't try to impart anything. Just be you in your own voice. Talk to her like you would anyone you love. She'll find wisdom and encouragement in those things. We are only the stories we tell. Facts can be found anywhere. Information is handed out freely. But it's the connections we share with the people we love that give meaning to all of it. Give her the chance to have your stories unfold like they naturally would. Who knows what she'll be doing at 30 when that email finds her. Personally I'd laugh, cry, and be happy to have another tale from my father.

Comment They'll deliver too... (Score 0) 141

Unlike the colossal cluster fuck that is Matchstick TV which is nothing more than a half million dollar bait and switch vaporware.

Kickstarter should only ever be used for new projects. Established businesses, artists, engineers, etc should not be allowed to sully the waters for people or projects that could legitimately use it.

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