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Thank you for everything you've done. I have a few AirGradients, and they are rock solid.

Native Home Assistant integration would be fantastic. I already have mine connected using ESP32, and it works well, but setup is a bit finicky. Would be great to have something easily flashable.


You can't get a large organization to move fast and ship something in a week. So this was either a solo developer en devour, or at max low single digits.


Same. I used to take the bus for 1h and go to a bigger city nearby, just so I could buy the magazine at the newsstand. They'd get just a handful of copies each month, so I would have to go several days in a row so I could get one before they ran out.

I learned so much reading Dr. Dobbs while growing up. I'd probably understand a third of the content at max, and many things I read didn't really "click" until much years later. But it was still very formative for me, and remember with fond memories several of the articles. I still have a box full of them somewhere.

It's a shame it didn't survive the internet era.


Once it gets past the uncanny valley, how would you even know?

It won't happen overnight, but I think this is a one-way street. It already started on Instagram, it'll expand next to short-form video, and, with time, full movies. The curation and direction will still be human-led (or at least influenced), but characters and execution will be heavily AI-based.

And I'm not talking about porn only. I bet in the next 2-5 years we'll be watching lonelygirl15[1] season 2, made by AI. [1]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonelygirl15


That's the problem with age verification. As it stands, someone, somewhere, will certainly retain the information. Either because they want to intentionally track users (irrespective of the law saying otherwise), or unintentionally ("Oops, I thought this S3 bucket would be deleted automatically").

And, as always, the law will skew towards appearance of compliance rather than enforcement (GDPR-style), so if this goes through, you'll soon be asked to upload your driver's license to any random website.


What a great article; thanks for posting it. Too bad it didn't get more traction; hope it get posted again and gets more attention.


We put it in the second-chance pool (https://news.ycombinator.com/pool, explained at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26998308), so it'll get a random placement on HN's front page.

All: if you see a great article that deserves a second chance, let us know at hn@ycombinator.com! It's best if it's just something interesting you randomly ran across. (People usually email asking for boosts for their own stuff, but that's a different conversation. What makes our eyes light up is if you just run across something HN-good.)


Thanks dang for doing it! Glad it worked out on the second-chance pool. And thanks for the tip; will keep in mind and email hn@ next time.


I am certainly glad you did that.


There are a few stupid sites that ban VOIP numbers, but thankfully it's still very rare. The vast majority (like 90-95%) accepts just fine.

Source: GV user since Grand Central days.


Genuinely curious about why you believe that. Carriers are notoriously sloppy with handling SIM swap attacks, while Google is notoriously hard to get into an account (even your own, if you happen to lose your password or 2FA).


One word: Backend.


> "One word: Backend."

Sorry, I still don't get it. Telco's backend is a mess. It has a profusion of processes and frontend systems for customer service teams to interface with user records, which creates all sort of loopholes. Any sufficiently motivated attacker can pull a SIM swap attack, as it happens frequently, and the weak link is always a variation of: a clueless agent somewhere trying to help a poor "customer" who dropped their phone in the toilet, and needs to urgently to recover the number.

Or are you suggesting that Google's GV backend is riskier than the carriers?


Actually, let's not mince words. SIM swap attacks are also enabled by literally criminal employees getting paid by other criminals for their access to the telco system.


Same! Pretty handy to have all amiibos in a single place, and quickly iterate through them.


You can likely use your phone. There’s some apps designed for it specifically.


IIRC phones need to be rooted to pretend to be an NFC card, although they can write to blank ones. I've done this before. The Flipper Zero is a lot more convenient though.


Ah yeah you’re right. What I’ve seen actually only lets you write to tags that can then be used.


CompUSA and Borders have a special place in my heart. I'm from a 3rd world country, so visiting them was a sacred ritual anytime I had the privilege to visit the US. I always brought an extra bag mostly for books, and sometimes a Sound Blaster, some extra memory or a US Robotics card, or a fancy Handspring Visor and some Dreamcast games :)


Back when Creative Labs was a company deserving of consumer support, nowadays I actively avoid them completely.


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