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Tor : Anonymity :: VPN : Privacy

VPNs do not provide anonymity.

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I think you misunderstood -- I parsed it as "And using a VPN would negate any anonymity offered (by using Tor)".

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If you enable Javascript, you will get an "easier" Captcha. The non JS one is nearly impossible.

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I subscribe to https://www.focusatwill.com/ I would like to see a comparison of the two to understand the pros and cons of each.

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Oooo..

would love for you try brain.fm vs focusatwill and hear your review!

here's '$25 for life' deal to brain.fm: https://brain.fm/hackernews

junaid

cofounder, brain.fm

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I've used both a few times today, but it is really hard for me to judge how "focused" I was. Did I get work done with them? Yes... but I also get work done without either of them.

I like how you have a lot of the science information on the site that explains it. Plus the sleep mode is intriguing, as F@W says it is for focus at work and reading only (via their whitepaper https://www.focusatwill.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/White...).

I'd like to hear a third party opinion that objectively compares the science behind both of them.

Thanks for the discount, I'd probably keep using so I went ahead and paid the $25. Even though I have been burned a few times by the "for life" purchases, I don't expect it to last for more than 1 or 2 years ;)

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Thank you for this, already had 3 sessions today, it's very good!

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Thanks for the promo - signed up. This thread got me searching and there's a lot of good feedback around

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What happened with that promo? I'd like to have it too if possible!

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Can you share a list of providers that are close to AWS DCs?

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Pretty much any data center in Virginia will be close to US-EAST. If you contact them for setting up direct connect pipes they'll also provide you with a list of locations to check out.

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You'll have to compare regions depending on providers. Softlayer has pretty good coverage with matching regions and low latency.

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It's gambling in the same sense poker is gambling.

There is skill involved in both, but if you are in it for the short term you will face variance and could lose money regardless of skill.

If you have skill AND play for a long time, then the variance is lowered and it is positive EV.

It is in the site's best interests to actually decrease the skill portion and increase the luck portion. The main reason is because new user's will try it out a few times, lose all their money to the site's sharks and say they cannot win and give up.

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I bet the amount of traffic GMail handles would be considered a DoS if it was redirected to one of the smaller mail sites.

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Back in the day (/shakes fist at cloud) it was the slashdot effect. Rapid spikes in popularity overloading systems. We certainly couldn't handle scaling up to gmail size all at once. Maybe over a couple of years.

Of course our growth strategy is quality (people willing to pay for a good service quid-pro-quo) over quantity (free service and monetise later via ads/analytics), so we've had a slow steady growth for the entire 15 years we've been operating rather than the viral growth and sell-out/pivot that unicorns are known for.

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Quality and quantity are not necessarily opposed.

People like Ford and Edison used to believe that you could get more quality as volume increased. And in fact, if you wanted to increase quality, then you had to increase volume.

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There's an "average size of humans has increased" joke in here somewhere - both height and girth.

And I do agree to a point. We're very happy to have increasing numbers of users so we can afford to do things like contracting the excellent developer who's working on JMAP support for Calendars in Cyrus IMAP at the moment, as well as hiring people to add new features or improve existing ones.

We do try to stay at a point where we can run comfortably on 50% of our hardware, so we can shut down half our machines at once for maintenance. Redundancy certainly helps - we've blogged a few times about how good it is to be able to shut down any one machine with only a few minutes' warning to move active users off it.

I'm certainly looking forward to spending time again on what I wanted to be doing (Cyrus IMAPd improvements at the moment) rather than battling a DDoS!

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Indeed, Gmail maintains extensive protections against peers being DoS'd by Gmail. The number of connections and the rate of mail is closely controlled, because a lot of sites can be taken down just by opening a few TCP connections at once (what are they using, inetd on SunOS?).

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No, they have announced their launch schedule in the past. Here is the latest update: https://letsencrypt.org/2015/08/07/updated-lets-encrypt-laun...

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But we are waiting for the client, no? If I understand correctly, the client will enable us to install Let’s Encrypt’s certificate on our web server. I assume, “general availability” is when the client will become available for everyone.

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The source for the client is here: https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt

However, their release schedule dictates when the service (yes, the client is part of this) is ready for use.

Until then you are waiting for the service to be available.

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The client is already available, but the API is still locked down to just the beta testers.

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general availability means a certificate, that is accepted by all browsers, can be requested and fulfilled. Right now the closest thing we have is a waiting list + very few https servers answering with such certs.

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As someone who spends a fair amount of time traveling between countries that drive on different sides of the road... I am always getting the turn signal and windshield wipers mixed up. So I doubt I can use the auto lane change feature.

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> I am always getting the turn signal and windshield wipers mixed up

That happens even between cars that drive on the same side. It seems different car manufacturers have different standards as to where the turn signal and windshield wiper should be.

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My biggest problem with RHD is that my right arm smacks into the door when I want to change gears for the first 50 km or so. After that it usually gets better.

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I know what you mean! Everyone told me that I'd have trouble shifting gears with my left hand, but that wasn't a problem at all. The wipers, however, went on every time I turned.

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I use K9 Mail[1] with Fastmail and I have no complaints at all.

1: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=K9&fdid=com....

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