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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

hodet Re:I can already see it (153 comments)

And you will be able run Office on it. This will be huge.

1 hour ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

hodet Re:CipherShed (220 comments)

The first line of the article.

"If you're reluctant to continue using TrueCrypt now that the open source encryption project has been abandoned, and you don't want to wait for the CipherShed fork to mature..."

about a week ago
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Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity

hodet Re:Bad idea! (68 comments)

This right here. It is worse to access the internet under the illusion of anonymity than anything else. If you need anonymity then take responsibility for your requirements. Do not farm it out to others. I think the intent is noble with this device, but I just don't see how this improves on Tor Browser, or even better on Tails.

about a week ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

hodet Re:OTOH (179 comments)

There is hard time to serve by selling proper crypto solutions. FTFY

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

hodet Re:Right (203 comments)

This is not a flying car. It is a car that transforms into a plane. It is one or the other at any given time. My childhood dreams were of a car that lifted of the ground and landed where it needed. Not driven to the airport to fly to another airport and drive to where you are going from there. This is cool stuff though, but I can never equate this with the childhood dream of flying cars (like the jetsons) no matter how unrealistic that might have been.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

hodet Re:Reverse discrimination is still discrimination (280 comments)

Because the world is comprised of totally different kinds of people with personal opinions, values and beliefs. Facebook wants every last person on the planet to give them their real name and all of their private info. They need to keep their "product" happy.

Lost in all of this, is the notion that people who don't like the service don't have to use it.

about three weeks ago
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Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

hodet Re:"private browsing mode" (117 comments)

Otherwise known as porn mode.

about three weeks ago
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Analyzing Silk Road 2.0

hodet Re:Let's talk methodology (68 comments)

All he did was use a web scraper with some code to handle captchas and to create a new user account when he was logged out by the site. Yes, a complete methodology would be better but it still is interesting to read what he did. I wouldn't quote his research in anything serious, but it is still interesting. Looks like he will be posting the code for is scraper to github, without the SilkRoad parts which I don't really understand why. Take it for what it is I guess, a good collection of observations for watercooler chat.

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

hodet Re:Empty shell of a Facebook account (427 comments)

I don't know. But I created an empty shell Facebook account, my only facebook account, because it is the only way to access a slingbox on Linux. The FB Slingbox app works great. I never created a shell Google acct.

about three weeks ago
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

hodet Re:So? (175 comments)

I believe myself to be practical man who doesn't easily succumb to the latest in gadgetry. But a manual drill? That's pushing it. I will get off your lawn now. ;-)

about three weeks ago
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

hodet No thank you (175 comments)

If I really need to connect my toaster to the internet then I deserve to buy a new one every 2 years.

about three weeks ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

hodet Re:The power companies will make up for it (517 comments)

Which would drive more people to alternative energy. Vicious cycle. Energy companies can also cut costs by closing power plants and tightening supply. They can also diversify into manufacturing and supporting alternative energy installations. Ok well that last point will need less dinosaurs in the corner offices.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

hodet Re:Netflix (184 comments)

Have you seen the selection to Canadians. I would say they already do not server Canada.

about a month ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

hodet Re:Funny how this works ... (184 comments)

After years of watching the mess that is the CRTC, I have come to the conclusion that if they don't like it then I probably should.

about a month ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

hodet BeerCrypt (270 comments)

Well we only had one Beer story today, so I nominate BeerCrypt. Because we all love beer and crypto. It's a no brainer and the quicker you bring Cipher-Shed behind the wood shed the better. Let Mcafee have Endpoint and Microsoft have BitLocker. Nice catchy names to make the most hard assed CEO blush and gush. BeerCrypt. You know you want it.

about a month ago
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The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

hodet Re:Why should it NOT exist? (120 comments)

Think of the advantages for the deaf and hard of hearing (combined with a HUD). That alone tells me we should develop it. NSA are gonna NSA. Terrorists are going to terrorize. This type of technology has the potential to change countless lives, and for that reason alone we should.

about a month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

hodet Re:A change in diet - from what? (588 comments)

I agree and it is important to test the assumptions. But there is room for common sense as well in the face of so many contradictory reports in regards to nutrition.

about a month and a half ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

hodet Re:A change in diet - from what? (588 comments)

I would think fruits, vegetables, grains and meat/protein products that come from one mother are good stuff. Water is the only beverage your body needs. The rest starts bordering on crap.

about a month and a half ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

hodet Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

How do you handle eating low carb for extended periods? Meat, cheese, eggs, pork rinds. I knew a guy that lost 100lbs eating like that. Other things as well, not just those foods, but the key was to keep his carbs at about 30gm as day.

I am lucky, high metabolism and eat a healthy diet anyway, but I could not imagine eating heavy type foods like that in those quantities.

about a month and a half ago

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Joining the Canadian Arctic with the world through

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hodet (620484) writes ""Toronto businessman Doug Cunningham hopes to lay 15,000 km of fibre optic cable from the eastern Arctic all the way to Asia, connecting remote areas of Canada's north to the rest of the world with high speed, modern telecommunications.""
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Microsoft's server boss talks Azure and more (Q&am

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interview with Bob Muglia on Windows Azure

From TFA:
After two years of building Windows Azure, Server and Tools President Bob Muglia said yesterday that the cloud operating system is ready for business customers of all sizes to give it a try. At its annual Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced several new Azure features including the ability to move existing applications and virtual machines into Microsoft's hosted service.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20021119-56.html#ixzz13ksHQSMa"

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Quantum computing may lead to a quantum Canadian l

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "From the TFA: .."D-Wave is pioneering a new high-performance computer that uses the laws of quantum mechanics. In theory, one can dramatically reduce the time and memory requirements for computation by harnessing and leveraging the mysterious properties around quantum physics.""
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Ottawa killed cellphone cost calculator

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "The Canadian Government has killed what could have been a very helpful application for Canadian consumers amidst some lobbying by the the Telcos.

From TFA....

"After spending tens of thousands of dollars creating and testing an online calculator designed to help consumers select their ideal wireless plan, Industry Minister Tony Clement killed the project weeks before it was scheduled to launch. Government records suggest intense lobbying this spring by Canada's wireless companies, who feared the service would promote lower-cost plans, played a key role in the decision.""

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Police find dope farm using Google Earth

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Swiss police use Google Earth to find marijuana growing in a farmer's corn field. I have heard of dope being grown this way before and that many farmers don't even know what's happening. Those who do, know to just keep their mouth shut about it. The stuff gets harvested at night without their knowledge."
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The Great Leader peddles limited capitalism

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interesting article on the North Korean attempt to dip its toe into capitalism. They figure they can do it without giving anyone access to the Internet or the use of cell phones. Just makes me so grateful to live in the free world."
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