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Combining BitTorrent With Darknets For P2P Privacy

archeopterix Re:Trust no one (325 comments)

I can't quite shake the notion that a "web of trust" is inherently fragile.

That as they scale upward and are increasingly interwoven there will be a breach, a tear - that will unravel very quickly.

I think otherwise. Web of trust has a great self-healing potential. A breach? Yup, this can happen, but the web of trust can deal with that. A friend that abuses your trust, loses the trust.

Think cannabis distribution - the whole war on drugs machine is against it. There are raids, agents posing as dealers and whatnot. And yet, it's basically easy to get dope, as long as you have some friends

more than 5 years ago

Apple Awarded Patent For iPhone Interface

archeopterix Bring it on (449 comments)

Of course, perhaps a patent armageddon is just about due right now.

Bring it on. My big dream is a huge fucking armageddon where everyone sues everyone else over bogus IP, because that would effectively bring the end to the current IP mess. The alternative is much worse - a chilling effect that isn't seen by the general public.

about 6 years ago

The Slippery Legal Slope of Cartoon Porn

archeopterix It _should_ be (933 comments)

The (Just) reason that child pornography is illegal is to stop the harming of children through its production.

Yeah, partly because of that. Cartoon CP shows the other reason. It is illegal because it is immoral. Morality isn't rational and it is easy for the lawmakers to cater to emotions of voters.

Think of the (nonexistant) children!

about 6 years ago

IPv6 Adoption Up 300 Percent Over 2 Years

archeopterix Re:IPV4 addresses are NOT running out (425 comments)

Then you did it wrong. Quit assuming you have a clear path back to the client. An outbound connection from the client to the server is all you should need.

Quit assuming there's always a client and a server. Ever heard of P2P?

more than 6 years ago

The Importance of Procedural Content Generation In Games

archeopterix Christopher Alexander's Patterns (160 comments)

What you described reminds me of Christopher Alexander's Patterns. Yup, the ones that inspired the pattern movement in software design.

more than 6 years ago

Machines Almost Pass Mass Turing Test

archeopterix Who were the judges? (580 comments)

I believe it is much easier to fool an average human than a person with even some basic knowledge about AI.

more than 6 years ago

Removing CO2 From the Air Efficiently

archeopterix Re:Natural device? (487 comments)

[...] another few degrees would be enough to make them net CO2 emitters, rather than the absorbers they currently are

I call bullshit on this one. As long as plants need carbon to build their bodies, they will be CO2 absorbers, at least until they die and decompose.

more than 6 years ago


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archeopterix archeopterix writes  |  about 12 years ago I won't post my mail address here on Slashdot (even a garbled one), since I want to keep my secret identity as secret as possible. So if you want to contact me, just add a comment on this journal entry.


First Post!

archeopterix archeopterix writes  |  more than 12 years ago Haha!
Well, this was funny (moderately). Now on a more serious note: I have this strange mental condition that makes me feel uncomfortable when seeing a blank sheet of paper, an empty text box, a freshly opened text file, you get the idea. I just have to fill it! So I just had to put an entry into my journal. But fear not - I am seeking treatment for this disorder.

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