…He was brilliant, and funny. A kid genius. A soul, a conscience, the source of a question I have asked myself a million times: What would Aaron think? That person is gone today, driven to the edge by what a decent society would only call bullying. I get wrong. But I also get proportionality. And if you don’t get both, you don’t deserve to have the power of the United States government behind you.
For remember, we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to “justice” never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled “felons.”
It is no accident that Silicon Valley is in America, and not France, or Germany, or England, or Japan. In those countries, people color inside the lines.
In short, Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the Government’s indictment and forensic reports, and his actions did not pose a real danger to JSTOR, MIT or the public. He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly. This loophole was created intentionally by MIT and JSTOR, and was codified contractually in the piles of paperwork turned over during discovery.
Startup Grind Guangzhou just posted a new post on China mobile ads market:
Mobile and social apps are continuing to evolve and diverge. When the tech world is busy turning out the next version of smart phones, makers of traditional electronics in China are already busy with newer version of regular hardware, ones that with RESTful API, that enable infinite integration possibilities with any web services.
I recently had lunch with a LED light bulbs maker in Guangzhou, and he told my company that he’s working on an new LED lights connector that allows any web services or system to easily control his ‘hardware’, the LED lights. We were not surprised that companies with web app expertise unilaterally thought of extending the reach of web apps (or mobile apps) to hardware, but we were surprised to know this gentleman with literally no web knowledge already envision how is hardware can expose an API to any software systems.
My own company has been involved with hardware of these kinds since 2009, although back then my CEO was not aware of this trend and less clear about how the future of connected devices will roll out. As Bill Joy predicted, we’re going to live with ’6 webs’, and smart phone will only be one of them, the ‘here web’. We are realizing that we are realizing ‘the wired web’ which Bill Joy said ‘not existing yet’ back in 2006. Now it does, and we are making it.
To borrow Paul Graham’s words, you won’t be the next Steve Job, but you may become the next <you-name-it-hardware> maker who takes over the world because you know how to put a RESTful API to your hardware and how to work with Chinese engineers.
It’s a great time to live and work in mainland China, especially Guangzhou!
Haha man come on. You can be unethical and still be legal[;] that’s the way I live my life.
by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook “创始人”
So you want to access your home server (Linux/FreeBSD) from anywhere? Good. But first read the following disclaimer,
By reading this tutorial, you agree that any use of this technique in your employer’s network or networks you are NOT authorized to use are ENTIRELY YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITIES.