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A Failure Of Vision For Broadband Access

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My Rant About NY State Using Opportunity Funds To Bribe Broadband ISPs The NY state plan to grant the ISP mafia $500MM to "incentivize" them to raise speeds is a MASSIVELY FLAWED idea. https://t.co/mMLPekx9eK — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) January 17, 2015 The NY state money would be best spent laying municipal fiber not bribing providers […]

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Dude Where’s My App? Things I Expect To Be Able To Do And Yet Still Cannot Do

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Why Isn’t There An App For That? There are a surprising number of things that should be completely technically feasible, and yet nothing exists to solve these problems. Maybe it’s the Innovator’s Dilemma, maybe it’s just that the people in charge aren’t good at stating problems clearly to solve them simply. Whatever the reason, I […]

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An open letter to Ars Technica: Saddleback Leather and Religionism

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Try to imagine my surprise when, upon receiving my “free leather wallet” for signing up for a premium account on Ars Technica, I found several cards inside the $29.00 value object reading “Christ Rules” in Greek script. Is it Ars Technica’s policy to back proselytizing religious organizations? Does Ars Technica care at all about its […]

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PUA: Pick Up Artistry, Games, and Rules

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Some of you know that I’ve hit the dating scene pretty hard the last couple months. Recently it seems like things have accelerated a bit; right after Valentine’s Day this year, my profile on OKCupid started getting a LOT more attention. I’m generally blaming V-day for this phenomenon, even though I did make a few […]

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How My PayPal Account Got Cracked For $450, or, Online Security’s A Joke

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I’ve always considered myself a savvy online consumer. I’m an IT professional, a software engineer and independent consultant. I make all my passwords strong, I don’t click on pop-ups or install suspicious software, I don’t ever purchase anything from shady online dealers or web sites that don’t use secure connections. I thought I was fairly […]

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