CEO at Riskalyze. Sierra College Trustee. Adoption + Orphan Advocate. Most important: husband and dad striving to live Isaiah 1:17.
@BillyCarter Yes, hide behind the government to protect your monopoly. It's so much better than competition.
2 months, 1 week ago on SXSW ride services encounter the paradox of free
Not denying the fact that Yahoo has a lot of work to do, but seriously, only tech industry insiders think that "people" don't want Yahoo's content on their desktop.
Hundreds of millions do every day.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Marissa Mayer’s “daily habit”: Just a catchphrase, or actual new mission?
Your comments are ever-so-slightly too late. :)
6 months ago on Proposition 30: Yet another way California screws entrepreneurs over
@eringriffith @AndrewCross It's just volume. Bottom line...big advertisers are more than happy to pay to reach 100% of their fan base.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Enough with the entitled whining — Facebook isn’t running an advertising charity
@buffaloreynolds Facebook was built to do whatever Facebook wanted to do with it. The correct response if you don't want to pay is "I'll just use something else, I guess."
@paulcarr You're not going to get an argument out of me there. The whole thing sucks.
But it does work and you don't get rebilled when you buy the $35 pass and delete the credit card. I've done it at least four times so far this year.
8 months ago on Gogo Triples the Cost of In-Flight Wifi, Doesn’t Bother To Tell Airlines, Customers
@paulcarr You buy the $35 pass. You then go in and delete your credit card number and you're not committed.
It doesn't change your underlying point. They are screwing with people who used to be able to buy a simple $12 flight pass and tripling the cost. I completely agree with your story.
But saying that $60 is what they are charging you is like parking for three days in hourly parking at the airport. Just because you didn't want to "commit" to driving into the daily lot doesn't mean the hourly lot's rates are the rate they are charging.
Um...I love your writing, Paul...but the price is NOT $60 for a cross country flight. It's $35. And then they give you 29 more days of service for free.
Congratulations. I love it when entrepreneurs prove that they can be great CEOs and parents at the same time - whether they're men or women.
8 months, 1 week ago on Well at Least They Called Me “Queen”
@scobleizer @mattcutts Ha! I'm guessing that the average user really doesn't have a problem with trying to follow more than 2,000 people.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Will Twitter’s Uncanny Luck Ever Run Out?
@troopyeyes @AdrianBye Okay, let's say that's possible, and I'd agree that you could theoretically build that. It's still not a knock on 2FA! It's like you're telling people not to get a flu shot because it doesn't protect them from being shot and killed with a gun.
9 months, 1 week ago on Two-Step Verification Dances Around the Issue
@troopyeyes @AdrianBye Which is completely useless to the phishing site because the same six-digit code can't be used to log in twice. It's not a second password - it changes constantly.
@kross76 @kross76 The security question concept has already been proven not to work well if you have any sense of public identity. If they are memorable, they can be gotten out of you during a basic interview or conversation. If they aren't, they are really easy to forget and you're screwed.
When I do secret questions, I insert random strings of text and numbers instead of the real answer, and then store those with encryption in Evernote. Less convenient, but I almost never use secret questions to log into something.
Two-factor authentication is proven to be much more effective. Something you know (password) and something you have (your phone). Getting ahold of both simultaneously is spy movie stuff, not real life.
@troopyeyes Explain that one to me. If I click "I lost my phone", Google will call or text my six-digit code to an alternate phone number of mine. So you're worried about the same hacker simultaneously guessing my password and doing a home invasion robbery to get to my home phone as well?
Phishing the six digit code isn't effective because it instantly changes and becomes useless - the hacker can't turn around and log into my account with it.
The product this article is writing about actually sounds sort of interesting, but marketing it with completely inaccurate and false attacks on someone else's product is just wrong.
@u_fail Excellent point.
@AhmadKadhim You don't need wi-fi or 3G with Google Authenticator. It works without data service.
Really bad reporting here. You're misinforming users and doing them a disservice.
The whole point of two-factor authentication is to require something you know and something you have. What do you think the chances are of (a) losing your phone, (b) forgetting to call your carrier and have it turned off and (c) the same person who finds your phone also having time to guess your password?
And you clearly haven't even used this technology, because the Google Authenticator app works without a data connection and generates codes on a time-sequence algorithm. If I lose my phone, I can log in to Google by having the 2FA code sent to one of my backup phone numbers, and click a link to reset all of my two-factor codes. Boom...until I reauthenticate the Google Authenticator app, it's useless to an attacker even if they can guess my password.
@trevoragilbert I'd like to think that this is Google's definition of a "new project."
I just can't believe you'd hire that team and not have them work on their passion - making Gmail amazing.
10 months ago on Why Google’s Sparrow Acquisition Just Ruined My Morning
I am hoping that what "not updating Sparrow" means is that the same app gets re-released with tighter integration as "Gmail for Mac."
One can dream.
@FarhadManjoo Yes, and for every new Gmail user, Google needs to set up 0.000000x of a server somewhere near them.
It scales nationally because you can parachute into a market, set up antenna/server hardware and serve the entire city without digging trenches or laying cable.
Show me a basic cable company that can do that.
10 months, 1 week ago on Don’t Root for Aereo, the World’s Most Ridiculous Start-up