He whisked me over to his laptop and started opening tabs, before looking at me like he was the first man to discover fire
When I responded "oh, I've had that for years" he looked genuinely shattered at my reaction
Dear Moz://a management: Everyone is already on board with your ideals of open Internet. What you need to do is get your house in order and focus on your core competency i.e. the web browser and related tooling. You won’t get a seat at the table of Internet biggies if you’re a has been entity.
Though our engg. team is on it, Pointless hours of productivity lost :-(
> Individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.
So having Google as the default search engine is the right approach for privacy?
Todo apps are not a new idea, this proves you can still make a successful product even in the most competitive markets!
Personally, I spend most of the year between 250-1'750 metres over sea level, in a country that (at least in the past) has prized food security over cheap eats, and (until Fukushima) ran our rail system on mostly nuke+hydro power. That said, our glaciers have also retreated noticeably over my lifetime.
(I had thought eliminating Covid would be a good warm-up exercise for tackling climate change, but it appears that even though when it comes to clothing fashions, humans herd like sheep, when it comes to effective concerted effort, humans herd like cats.)
This first generation of satellites doesn't even have inter-satellite lasers. So those extra hops will never be an issue. It's a moot point. The 20ms number is about the first generation.
But some day, when those links exist, if data goes halfway around the world via satellite, it would be stupid to say "gotcha! longer than 20ms!". That's a complete misunderstanding of the context, and complaining about something that makes the data go faster.
If someone was going to use multi-hop results to 'disprove' 20ms, they don't even need data. Just look at the speed of light. Bam, already disproven! But that's because it's not what the 20ms number was talking about. He wasn't promising to violate causality.
It's amazing how these types of vague, rhetorical anticapitalist comments here on HN almost consistently end up lacking any substance and add nothing to the conversation.
There are some providers in Russia, China and South Korea who do deliver on time and on buget.
With energy less dependent on climate, we can further proceed to atmospheric CO2 capture and reuse 
Putting it here for another direction of hope...
While the CxOs are still living pretty.
Another all nighter, but I'm very happy with how things are going.
That even though we are not obese, doesn’t have a high population density, doesn’t have a touchy-feely culture, free healthcare.
Our nordic neighbors are in the middle of the list.
We did well economically, but got punished for it by having to send around $3 000 per working person to EUs crysis fund to save the EMU currency (which we don’t have). Our median wealth is also a lot smaller than many of the net contributors.
In essence, it’s great to have a job, but it’s not so great having the highest taxes in the world
to be used as a eu piggybank even after we sacrificed our elderly and our backs for it.
It’s a but like US would send $3000 per working person to Canada. Just absurd.
Same goes for self-driving cars. Critical mass has not been reached, not by a long shot. Most miles driven by autopilot cars have been supervised by either trained or very attentive drivers or even in very controlled environments. In other words, not how autopilot will be used in the real world what so ever. Because that's not the point. Either the car drives by itself or the person is driving. Not half here, half there. This is where the fear and hesitation exists. Will autopilot be inevitable? Probably. But Silicon Valley's cult like attitude to "break things fast" is not the attitude I want behind the software that is going to drive me to work or make me headless like the dude that crashed into a semitruck in Florida. At 33, I'm perfectly good at driving and will place my own life in my hands if "break things fast" is going to be their little bonfire chant. Someone else's idea of "the greater good" doesn't always live up to expectations.