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I've considered setting up a browser in a VM and saying yes to every notification/push request I get there. I wonder how long it would take for it to become totally unusable because of the notifications coming in.
How many people say yes to them? Must be enough to make it worthwhile.
I use a VPN, so the location is useless. Regardless, I'd rather enter a postal code to select a store. My location is none of their business, particularly when so many of these sites share information with whoever wants it.
There was a time I was in the white pages, but I matured.
So, this is what I find fascinating. I don't recall anyone ever complaining about a huge book of names, addresses, and phone numbers being handed out for free.
Now with the internet, people are scared over data that can't even be linked to them being shared with someone.
It's not a knock on you and no I am not trolling. I am genuinely amazed at how that has shifted and am very curious as to why. No one seems to know what dangers there might be with linking an ip address with a zip code yet so many people, especially technologically educated people, are so worried about it. I don't understand it which is maybe why it fascinates me.
Greg Utas wrote:
My mobile is still Californian even though I last lived there 15 years ago
That explains why you don't answer when I call.
Social Media - A platform that makes it easier for the crazies to find each other.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Fight for left-handed rights and hand equality.
I think what has changed is stuff like identity theft, hacking, surveillance, and stalking.
The only identity theft I heard about back in the day was people who wanted to disappear. They'd steal the identity of someone who died in childhood, get a birth certificate, apply for a social security number, and establish a completely new identity.
Remember the good old 8086 and how it used its segment registers? Essentially I'm doing something like that on an 8 bit computer right now and can then address up to 16 megabytes. Unfortunately my segment registers will not be part of the CPU, so there will be no automatic address calculations during interrupts, DMA, subroutine calling or even normal branching. The computer is still confined too much in its regular 64k address space.
That's why I have no choice than to slice up this address space into smaller segments which can be switched individually. With a little care the segments then can be switched around without an instant crash.
The big question now is what sorts of segments are most practical and how big they should be. Let's look at the 8086 segment registers for inspiration.
The stack segment: As I said, the stack should not be switched away. Let's also throw in interrupt routines and DMA buffers. Would that not be a waste of expanded memory if only one page in this segment is used? No. Every process would get its own page and (when interrupts and DMA are disabled) the OS can map in I/O ports, video memory or keep track of its processes and memory management.
The code segment: I can emulate a full MMU in software when calling subroutines. That means I can call code in any page of the code segment at any time without problems. The code in every page would have the character of a module, a DLL if you want. I could call the subroutines by an ordinal instead of addresses, add memory management on the code segment and (with a proper storage device) even implement virtual memory, just in time loading of these modules or even just in time compilation. Quite advanced for a little 8 bit computer.
The data segment: Very nice to have, but only at a cost. Pros: Your programs get access to much more memory than they would without it. Also, this segment is a good alternative to access I/O and video memory if you can't do that on the stack segment for some reason. Con: The code segment gets smaller.