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End-to-end encryption is useless?

I assume you have hundreds of accounts like I and most people I know have. If you can recall hundreds of passphrases, including passphrases for accounts that you don't access for several years, and you can continue recalling these hundreds of passphrases even while changing them regularly, how else are you making use of your exceptional memory? Just curious.


I wish I had an exceptional memory ;)

Only 4-5 accounts require a strong password. The rest I don't care, I use the same password or request a reset every time I go back.


I do the same. However, sometimes that requires a phone call with a wait time of 30 minutes + identity verification =( This is the case with Blizzard.


I make a record of them shrouded in a mnemonic that I can figure out but that would be useless to a stranger.


In the US, the median retirement age keeps rising, and it's rising far faster than median life expectancy. My idea of a Golden Age of Plenty isn't one in which people punch a time card until they drop dead.


I have video disabled in my browser because I'm a reader, and all I saw was "LOADING..." and a close button.


The NCAAP, BLM, ACORN, and "other black orgs" break into houses "all the time"? WTF.


BLM certainly does so do gangs. The point is though that police provides services that Blacks don't. Nobody has been comparing them and the GGP pointed out the bigotry of the statement "the police perpetuates crime".


Evernote has 90% of the features of Org-mode? The last time I checked, it didn't. Not even close.


What I mean is that most people can get most of what they need from something like org-mode by instead using Evernote, Asana, etc.

My experience is that I'd set up something like org-mode thinking, "wow, I can't wait to save hours a week by being able to juggle todo lists around at high speed without taking my fingers off the home row!" and like, that would just never be the case. In reality, all I needed was something a little bit better than a dumb text file.

ymmv. I'm sure there are power users out there who really exercise these tools to the max. But even then, I question how much time they're saving.


"time saving" and "without taking my fingers off the home row" is an extremely shallow view of why people pick emacs and org-mode as a major portion of their computational environment.

Broadly it's about creating a sort of fabric of textual context around your all of your personal and professional projects. It's about owning your tools as a professional.

Orgmode allows you to capture your thinking around a project in a way that's extremely adaptable to whatever structure you need.

You can create an outline of arbitrary depth with todo items, appointments, executable computation or latex.

There is literally no other environment available with that level of power.

Now even if you can assemble this from the bits of flavor of the month web services which of us will still be able to read and use our environment in 2 years? How about 25?



> Now even if you can assemble this from the bits of flavor of the month web services which of us will still be able to read and use our environment in 2 years? How about 25?

I am sympathetic to this.

If I were working alone on a decades-long project - for example, as a researcher, or academic - I'd be hesitant to use something like Evernote. I probably would use org-mode.

But, when working with other (potentially non-technical) stakeholders on projects that clock in under five years, Evernote and Asana would be my go-tos.


How do you manage your personal projects and notes though? Evernote - or any SaaS - seems to me too risky a proposition for something like this.


For brainstorming and architecting I use whiteboards that I take photos of before erasing. If there's no whiteboard available, I use pen and paper - yellow legal pads - which I also take photos of.

Text files and Evernote I use for snipping web pages, organizing bookmarks, and taking meeting minutes. For todo lists, I use text files, Evernote, and increasingly, Asana.

I don't do any brainstorming with the computer.


Yeah, I agree. I use emacs avidly. I still think for editing raw text it's a fairly nice experience. I like a lot of the features in emacs but I rarely need some of the more advanced ones. In order to leverage them, you need some highly specific use cases. Maybe my brain-meats aren't as myelinated as others, but most people don't want or need the universal pocket knife.


I recall that I held off on switching to Google from AltaVista because the former didn't initially support searching for multiple phrases using the OR operator (e.g., "first phrase" OR "second phrase"). Am I misremembering? If not, then Google was worse than AltaVista on day 1, day 2, and many days that followed.


> about 94% of pregnancy cases handled by PP end in abortions.

humanrebar, stop lying[1].

In another comment, you praised sceptics and expressed interest in promoting understanding and finding compromise, yet you post lies and cite bogus sources to support your lies. Shameful.

[1] http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/aug/04/...


I can buy that the 95% number is overstating things. But please focus on my original point; it's disingenuous to imply that abortion is not at the core of Planned Parenthood's mission. Even the fact-checking article (a little light on new facts, but I can understand its point) you posted says:

"Not all of Planned Parenthood approximately 700 clinics offer prenatal services because prenatal care is not Planned Parenthood's focus."

That's the point behind the number. If even simple prenatal care (vitamins, education, referrals) were part of the focus of Planned Parenthood, they would be tracked and we would see them in the metrics. Even the PoliFact article doesn't address the underlying point... that abortion is a (if not 'the') core part of Planned Parenthood's mission.


Did you search[1] for discussions? This subject was discussed nine days ago.[2]

[1] https://hn.algolia.com/?type=story&dateRange=pastMonth&query...

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10233339


Cloud66 was hacked in May 2013[1][2] and shortly afterwards, they scrubbed all references to the attack from their site. Pathetic.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5669315

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5685406


They're not the first to get hacked, but covering it up is definitely concerning.



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