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  • Commented on The internet of decay
    To answer the OP, the IoT will bring about The Dark Times, when the internet goes belly up for a length of time. Whether that's a day or a month or longer. Completely unusable. Yes I know it's supposed to...
  • Commented on The Day After
    My prediction: tourist visas for US citizens become much harder to get in many countries because Trump will say something stupid. "Monsewer President, have some Freedom Fries" "Premier Mblackfella you look like my driver" The really, really, really bad news?...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Can I posit, politely, that feeling like a failure in a first world country is not that bad? I enjoy asking people how they rate their life out of 10. It's amazing how many people don't know how good they...
  • Commented on Follow the money: Apple vs. the FBI
    @DaveP I thought the issue at hand is setting boundaries to the All Writ's Act. sudo make me a sandwich to the max....
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    Just had a thought. In 2030 how much will a USB weather station cost? It might just be cheaper to mandate all internet devices have some level of environment monitoring built in than to even bother with satellites. Oh, balloons....
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    Why are weather satellites necessarily knocked out by this? Can't we just get data from satellites further out than the maelstrom? It's not like we suddenly lose the ability innovate and build better VHEO (I just made that up) satellites...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    For those curious both Google and Bing image searches for "Waxing Uranus" with filters off is SFW :-) Please, please, please don't change the title!...
  • Commented on A major ebook announcement
    Any by-blow or whoreson who disagrees with Sir Charlie is an abydocomist....
  • Commented on Ask the Author
    Do you have a favourite Harry Harrison novel?...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    TL;DR: SNI's required when a SAN (multiple domain name) certificate is impractical?...
  • Commented on The regular holy war ...
    IMO moving to Linux says, "I really enjoy messing about with my computer as a hobby." (I enjoy messing about with my computer as a hobby). I know people say that about all OS, but Linux is, IMO, more of...
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