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'arguably' still requires a reasonable position that declares it true, otherwise literally everything is arguable.

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I think reasonableness is implicit enough in "find a point of view", do you think I should recalibrate that expectation?

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Well first off you can serve thousands of phones with attenuated signals with reasonable speed.

Also I guess you can run at SSD speeds over local wireless.

Things like wireless monitors/TV are already doable.

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That's an internal VPN though, not a service with customers.

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There are plenty of services with customers that cater to small businesses who don't have the staff to set up and run their own software.

A websearch for business VPN returns dozens of providers for businesses.

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On the other hand, there is a legal obligation to process dollar bills for debts. In a world where everything is increasingly digital, it would be nice if there was a government-sanctioned option that doesn't discriminate against any [legal] services.

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It would be very uncharacteristic and damaging to their business for them to lie in a situation like this.

I'm perfectly willing to believe that PayPal is bullshitting them.

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Yeah, because Kim Dotcom has always been such a reliable and standup guy.

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I feel like it's better to not mention the password on the key. It could have been the best password in the world and it wouldn't matter. Local signing means the key can be extracted. Talking about the minor obfuscation of storing a passworded key in the same file as the password is a red herring that gives the wrong impression.

In short: It wasn't protected by the password. It was protected by nothing.

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Good point. The important part is that it illustrates just how vulnerable Komodia products are. That password will likely get people access to other things as well.

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First, because in a corporate environment with a legitimate SSL proxy you want a new install to Just Work.

Second, because no mechanism is immune to manufacturer tampering.

Both Chrome and Firefox ignore pinning errors when it's signed with a local root.

You can't be more secure than the OS you're running on.

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Ouch, that's quite a price for data when you can get gigabytes for $10 each.

I'm sure it's not their fault, cell companies love to gouge.

But I thought I'd compare with a couple other options*

Spark: $3 per device with 1MB, $1 per MB

Ting: $6 per device, $3 for 100MB shared

Zact: Requires a Zact device. claims $0 per device, can do 20MB for $1.40 or 100MB for $3.08, shared

* selected arbitrarily on the basis of Ting being an option I've heard good things about, and Zact showing up in search results when I tried to remember the name of Ting

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I think it's pretty obvious that they're not trying to compete in cost per GB. The point is that if you're running a sensor that phones home once a day, you probably have less than 1MB's worth of data to send per month anyway, so your total cost with Spark is $3, whereas for Ting it would be $9. That the Ting option comes with 99 more megabytes is immaterial if you don't have 99 megabytes' worth of stuff to send.

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Price per GB is not their main concern, but it's still pretty amazing that the price is far more than ten times higher than it could be.

I'm just pointing out that while this is about as good as you can get for 1MB, if you need perhaps 5MB there are better options, and god help you if you try to use 20MB on this plan.

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You're treating it as if transfer is the only cost associated here. Every one of these lines requires consuming a telephone number, which is a fixed cost passed down from the MVNO

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That's the $3 part.

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I suppose, but if you count 'pointing a rocket at something' then we've been dying to flying robots since WWII.

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Choose two? How do I pick security and convenience without freedom? I can't think of any way giving up freedom makes those easier. Blind trust can make me ignore security problems, but I can have blind trust and freedom, or lack of freedom without blind trust.

I feel like "security or convenience" is a better representation of the choice, even if it's not as cute. Freedom is off to the side.

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