Using encryption on the Internet is the equivalent of arranging an armored car to deliver credit card information from someone living in a cardboard box to someone living on a park bench.
- Gene Spafford
Until recently I was using a Chrome extension to remove YouTube comments. They were rarely useful or added any value to my YouTube experience, if anything; comments is the worst feature of YouTube. Thanks to Google I don’t have to worry about extensions anymore, Google is making it mandatory to have a Google+ account in order to comment or even view any comments in videos and all the old comments seems to have been removed from the site.
Which can only be a good thing for me, since there is no way I am going to link my Google+ account to my YouTube account, I don’t get to see or comment on any of the videos (as of this writing).
The only downside from this ‘experience’, (I call it experience, because I was prompted to link my Google+ account to YouTube account) is now I am starting to get very suspicious of anything related to Google+. Its a good thing that I still have the option to delete my G+ account without having to delete myself from the Google Ecosystem. But from the looks of it, it might not stay the same for long.
As of this writing, Ubuntu Edge funding have reached $5.6M out of their audacious $32M goal. If they reach their funding goal, it will be the single largest crowdfunded product yet. Its been a little over 2 days since Ubuntu launched their funding campaign and it still too early to tell if they can reach their goal, but there is no lack of naysayers about the project. Some of them are valid criticisms, but I think most people are missing the point of this project; and in all I think crowdsourcing Ubuntu Edge, instead of self financing it, is a brilliant move and here is why: