Combining BitTorrent With Darknets For P2P Privacy
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
Apple Awarded Patent For iPhone Interface
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.
The Slippery Legal Slope of Cartoon Porn
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!
IPv6 Adoption Up 300 Percent Over 2 Years
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?
The Importance of Procedural Content Generation In Games
What you described reminds me of Christopher Alexander's Patterns. Yup, the ones that inspired the pattern movement in software design.
Machines Almost Pass Mass Turing Test
I believe it is much easier to fool an average human than a person with even some basic knowledge about AI.
Removing CO2 From the Air Efficiently
[...] 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.