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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

danbob999 Re: This is not the problem (571 comments)

The thing is, in the same city there are households earning only 50k/year. And they have kids. They would be happy to have a 300k house but they can't afford it. To them, 100k is wealthy. I don't understand why people are ashamed to admit it.

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Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

danbob999 Re:Does Denmark... (183 comments)

Denmark is still subsidizing Greenland by a wide margin. 1/3 of the GDP comes from Denmark subsidies, and almost 2/3 of the island's government revenues.

2 days ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

danbob999 Re:HashTags compress data (162 comments)

How hard is it to convert hyperlinks to # when sending over legacy protocols such as SMS? Different kind of links could have different colors or font. Not a real problem. The worse possible solution would be to add characters making text less readable.

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

danbob999 Re:HashTags suck (162 comments)

Which is exactly how they work on Twitter and Facebook?

Except that the '#' is still there and serves no purpose.

Which is why a lot of people stick the hashtags at the end of what they post and not in the middle. The fact that some people "misuse" them (although you can debate that) doesn't mean that they aren't fundamentally different from hyperlinks or they don't serve a useful purpose. They're effectively the <meta name="keywords"> tag in a medium that doesn't accept full HTML.

Still not good enough. Even at the end of a message it still waste space (at least 1 character, if not the world word). Why can't twitter just convert # and @ to hyperlinks and be done with it? This way they could be in the middle of messages and still be readable.

So basically you're only complaining about the presentation of the hashtag?

Yes. It's a good enough reason for not using twitter. I don't want to see a '#' character on keywords just like I don't want to see '\n' at the end of every line. I have the same complain about '@' on twitter.

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

danbob999 Re:HashTags suck (162 comments)

I get the point, but I do not agree. It could still be a hyperlink. Clicking on the hyperlink would automatically list recent twits using the given tag. Just like on Slashdot. Putting # signs in the middle of sentences just make it less readable and has no benefit. Underline, or special color is a much better idea.

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

danbob999 HashTags suck (162 comments)

Having to read a #text full of #hashtags is #painfull. That's why we invented a much better alternative years ago. Twitter is a regression on so many aspects, I can't wait for it to join My Space.

about a week ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

danbob999 Re:Drop HTTP completely? (238 comments)

Self signed HTTPS is still better than HTTP. I can approve the self signed certificate when I am on a network that I trust enough, such as my home ISP. When I go to a public hot spot, if a middle man fake that certificate, I will get an error message. And unless I also approve this new certificate, nobody will be able to see and alter my content.

about two weeks ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

danbob999 Re:32 bit signed integer, obviously (164 comments)

You are not supposed to subtract two epoch values directly. The difftime() function returns a double, and works just fine with unsigned time_t.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

danbob999 Re:Drop HTTP completely? (238 comments)

Current browsers prefer HTTP over HTTPS. That's why you don't get any security warning when you connect to a HTTP site but you get a death warning when you visit a self-signed certificate HTTPS site.

about two weeks ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

danbob999 Re:32 bit signed integer, obviously (164 comments)

time_t is signed so that dates before 1970 (down to 1901) are valid

about two weeks ago
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Android Policy For Nexus and Google Play Devices Updated To Excuse Carrier Delay

danbob999 Re:ISP (73 comments)

Carriers shouldn't be pushing cell phone updates either. Especially not on Nexus devices.

about two weeks ago
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Android Policy For Nexus and Google Play Devices Updated To Excuse Carrier Delay

danbob999 ISP (73 comments)

Since my computer is on their network, will ISPs start delaying Windows Update too?

about two weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

danbob999 Re:This seems different (134 comments)

My ISP rate is $3/GB. If a big player pay less than that amount, then net neutrality is not respected. Anyway I don't think Wikipedia is paying for its traffic in Pakistan therefore you can't say that the data is being paid for.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

danbob999 Re:This seems different (134 comments)

Then I don't agree with your definition. I define Net Neutrality just like wikipedia:

Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.

Charging differently is a violation of net neutrality.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

danbob999 Re:This seems different (134 comments)

Yeah well what if google, netflix and facebook paid the alleged "bandwidth costs you would otherwise incur" and that the rest of the Internet is capped at 1GB / month? I call that a violation of net neutrality, because they are not going to pay the same $3/GB overcharge as I do.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

danbob999 Re:This seems different (134 comments)

A low bandwidth cap for a specific web site is effectively the same thing as dropping packets for the same web site. It might not have anything to do with real cost. ISP A could choose to cap web site B to a ridiculously low level because it is owned by ISP C which is their competitor.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

danbob999 Re:This seems different (134 comments)

So you would consider an Internet provider with a 1GB monthly cap but unlimited access to netflix, google and facebook to be neutral?

about three weeks ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

danbob999 Re:CAcert (212 comments)

We only need one CA, not many. And CAcert is non-profit / community based. Therefore I don't see what could be disrupted.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

danbob999 Re:This seems different (134 comments)

The problem is that cellular data is not free. Spectrum, towers, antenna cost money. If a provider allows Wikipedia for free, then it will raise costs for the rest of the Internet. The provider is not going to loose money just to please Wikipedia. Therefore yes, it violates net neutrality.

about three weeks ago

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