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The Facebook Ads Teens Aren't Supposed To See

mikehilly Re:multiple levels of scaryness (111 comments)

While I agree with most of your post, I will point out what the difference could be. Intention makes up a very large portion of how the law interprets actions. In your examples when a company or person manually targets it is clear that their intention is "not good" however when automation is involved it could be the case that the intention was different. This can obviously get into a gray area and is easier for the company to claim ignorance, but that is the general idea around intention.

about 7 months ago

'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

mikehilly Ain't no body got time for that (606 comments)

I would rather the campus be located away from urban area. Less traffic, less driving, cheap/free parking, cheaper food, less chance of crime happening to me or my properly while at or traveling to work and for most people closer to home. This is double so if locally aimed marketing and walk in customers are not very frequent.

about 7 months ago

Target Hackers Have More Data Than They Can Sell

mikehilly Check my card number (118 comments)

Does anyone have that website handy where you can enter your card number to see if it was stolen? That could be pretty helpful for people to figure out their risk level here...

about 8 months ago

Mobile Banking Apps For iOS Woefully Insecure

mikehilly Re:You Must Be Crazy ... (139 comments)

I only do my online banking from a PC that is disconnected from all Internet access! No chance for any key-logger to send back data :)

about 8 months ago

DMVs Across the Country Learning Textspeak

mikehilly Re:If they really want to help... (178 comments)

In that case go with this one: FREE2GO At least if you get pulled over it gets the words running through their head :)

about a year and a half ago

Romney Campaign Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site

mikehilly Re:Icing on the fail cake (185 comments)

This comment is why we need a way to rate/track funniest comment of the day/week/month/year! I laughed for about 5 minutes :)

about 2 years ago

White House Pulls Down TSA Petition

mikehilly Re:Two can play at this game (638 comments)

In addition to the contribution limits you and others propose, I think we should make a condition of certain high level politicians that all their conversations are public record. EVERYthing that isn't classified is availble right away, and the rest is on some kind of accelerated release schedule a few months after the action or information has been done/used. At that level only the details of when/where/who/what are discussed so we wouldn't need to worry about technical details being released anyways.

If people knew what their representative said at all times (especially behind closed doors) I think it would do two things. 1. Open people's eyes to their beloved representative's true character. 2. Hopefully start to change the way they (voters and politicians) make decisions, especially in light of the new contribution limit proposed above.

Simple, effective changes are the way to make big things happen over time.

more than 2 years ago

Global Broadband Speeds Dropped At the End of 2011

mikehilly New Jersey (118 comments)

I hate that city!

more than 2 years ago

Optimizing Your Caffeine Intake With an App

mikehilly Error Rate (134 comments)

Careful, it might keep you up all night until they work out the bugs!

Medium Coffee at 7am


Medium Coffee at 8am


Medium Coffee at 9am


Large Coffee at 10am


Take HUGE Piss

Giant Coffee at 11am


Giant Coffee at 12pm


Another HUGE Piss, skip lunch

Full pot of Coffee at 1pm


Go into coffee induced mild coma at 2pm

more than 2 years ago

Cystic Fibrosis Gene Correction Drug Approved by the FDA

mikehilly Cost (264 comments)

What is the co-pay on that? :)

more than 2 years ago

Businesses Now Driving "Bring Your Own Device" Trend

mikehilly Re:Related: Businesses loosing more customer data (232 comments)

I think the main reason that those industries are interested is that a lot of the tools/apps the user base works on is through a secure web portal. Any data access behind the portal is limited so that it can not come down to the local device. If you think about it a good example is employees who use a "thin" computer like a Wyse terminal. If they can access the same apps/session behind a secure web portal from a DMZ based wifi network on their personal equipment who cares? The data that matters (financial or medical records) is still secure and only available inside the company data center and it never really leaves the secure environment. Obvious downsides are any local keylogger program and/or spyware that takes screenshots but there can be additional checks/scripts run from the web portal to minimize the threat of those attacks.

more than 2 years ago


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