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  1. Comment on Hackers are breaking directly into telecom companies to take over customer phone numbers in ~tech

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    I had a feeling this was “a thing”. But lack of access control being the cause was really not what I expected. It sounds like carelessness on behalf of the telecom providers mentioned in the...

    I had a feeling this was “a thing”. But lack of access control being the cause was really not what I expected. It sounds like carelessness on behalf of the telecom providers mentioned in the article, rather than skilled methodical break ins. Dare I say this might be more of a “left the door open” than a “break in”?

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  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Those plastic “bolts” and 20 AWG woven metal twist-ties from hell by the hoards.

    Those plastic “bolts” and 20 AWG woven metal twist-ties from hell by the hoards.

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  3. Comment on What software or service do you use for blogging? in ~talk

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    After digging through the endless list of SSG’s, ghost was at the top of my list. I decided to wing it with Gatsby. It really seems like they all offer their view of the “best” solution. Curious...

    After digging through the endless list of SSG’s, ghost was at the top of my list. I decided to wing it with Gatsby. It really seems like they all offer their view of the “best” solution. Curious why there is so much praise for Ghost, versus the other options out there.

    I also wonder about the longevity of these projects. It’s entirely plausible that some orgs jumped on the bandwagon and developed a SSG solution because there is a market, vs there being a need for another solution.

    I’m not by any means set on Gatsby. It was a literal flip of a coin that lead me to diving into this one first, so there’s no real attachment at the moment.

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  4. Comment on How safe is Apple’s Safe Browsing? in ~tech

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    I’m not sure the public consensus on Tencent, but I’ve taken steps to actively steer away from services or sites which are associated with this company. Data mining is big business, and that’s...

    I’m not sure the public consensus on Tencent, but I’ve taken steps to actively steer away from services or sites which are associated with this company. Data mining is big business, and that’s great. But my concern is once their dataset is “complete”, so to speak, what is their next move and with what intent?

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  5. Comment on What do you prefer Diesel or petrol ? in ~hobbies

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    I'd really appreciate if both of you would elaborate. I'm considering purchasing a pickup truck in some near future, to hopefully generate some side income (or at least tow my toys). Is it...

    I'd really appreciate if both of you would elaborate. I'm considering purchasing a pickup truck in some near future, to hopefully generate some side income (or at least tow my toys).

    Is it possible that price differences and maybe part availability is different based on your localities?

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  6. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    I always figured that if this were 'thousands of years ago', night owls would be the one up at late warding off the predators while the rest of the village slept.

    I always figured that if this were 'thousands of years ago', night owls would be the one up at late warding off the predators while the rest of the village slept.

  7. Comment on Permanent Bootrom Exploit for iOS Devices with A5-A11 Processors in ~tech

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    Somewhat unrelated, but if Microsoft has acquired GitHub, what are the legal implications of hosting code which allows one to potentially break the TOS of an Apple device?

    Somewhat unrelated, but if Microsoft has acquired GitHub, what are the legal implications of hosting code which allows one to potentially break the TOS of an Apple device?

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  8. Comment on Altstore.io - A third party App Store for iOS in ~tech

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    This would also eliminate the sole reason I chose iPhone over others. By no means do I consider myself an avid fan of Apple, the company or their products, however I do greatly appreciate the...

    This would also eliminate the sole reason I chose iPhone over others. By no means do I consider myself an avid fan of Apple, the company or their products, however I do greatly appreciate the 'gated-garden' nature of my mobile phone. Point to point native message encryption by default, and unwillingness to fork over blanket access or ability to access a locked iOS device does add to this effect.

    I've been called a 'tinkerer' on more than one occasion, and yes I've bricked a few android phones in my day. The nature of iOS, and maybe the price tag of the device itself, does make me hesitant to attempt a jailbreak or the likes.

    With that being said, and without any steps taken to prevent this sort of behavior, I'm less likely to consider an iOS device in the future. I don't feel tied to my device, nor do I feel betrayed by this company, however my curiosity leads me to wonder if this is a concern to Apple as well.

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  9. Comment on Ring Says It Doesn't Use Facial Recognition, But It Has “A Head Of Face Recognition Research” in ~tech

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    the argument that follows is usually to question something of the individual with the concern. What deeply concerns me are the implications and assumptions to be made about you, based on my data....

    the argument that follows is usually to question something of the individual with the concern. What deeply concerns me are the implications and assumptions to be made about you, based on my data. I consider myself as somewhat of an enigma in the realm of data miners, but in reality I'm probably as similar to the next tilder. AI makes assumptions based on previous facts, and often answers in fallacy when not provided enough accurate data. What happens when an potentially life changing decision is required to be made upon an individual who is not clearly defined by a theoretical AI? To take the point a bit further, what happens when a similar decision is made upon an individual who IS clearly identified, yet made by data collected from both clearly defined and not-so-clearly defined individuals (within this hypothetical abstract situation that is)?

  10. Methods to sustain productivity.

    What creative projects have I been working on? It’s almost a labor to answer that one concisely, hence my lack of participation. My mind is of never ending creative ideas, some great and some not,...

    What creative projects have I been working on? It’s almost a labor to answer that one concisely, hence my lack of participation.

    My mind is of never ending creative ideas, some great and some not, most not.. but they don’t ever seem to stop. I also like to be creative, and as a result, have ended up with more “started” projects then I’m willing to count.

    So my question to fellow traverses of the tilde-verse is, what are some methods you use to sustain productivity in individual projects when creativity itself inspires starting new projects?

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