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« on: May 04, 2015, 11:17:39 AM »

Sorry about the lateness of this, but I just found out.  A very interesting project, bringing me out of my blah about posting projects...

Onion Omega
Goal$15,000 ($249,094 as of this posting)
End Date2015-05-05
Project Creator(s)Onion.io
Personal Rating:Total Rating 9 - Cautiously Back It $25 - Rating Based on Working, Professional Looking Website (+1), First Project (-1), Backed 23 Projects (+2), Professional Looking video (+1), Working Prototypes (+5), Kickstarter Pick (+1)
ExcerptTiny dev board with Linux & WiFi. Create cool things with REST APIs, App Store, in-depth tutorials, and our awesome community!
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 12:02:20 PM »

That looks extremely cool.

However, I'm still pretty much terrified of IoT.

I've read the policy papers and whatnot, and I'm utterly terrified.

Know what the "security" section reads?

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Out of scope.

While this looks like a really cool little device, the security issue in IoT is still an issue.

For example, your nice little Wi-Fi equipped automatic cat feeder provides a way for Johnny Nasty to download kitty pron onto other device on your network. Cue the police, and your days as a kitty cat rights activist are doomed.

But that's just the start.

Would I use it... Probably if it fit my needs.

But... I'm still pretty much on the terrified side for now.

The lure of being able to program in any language against an API to deal with all that stuff... that's just way too cool...

I need to learn Python.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 07:53:56 PM »

It's cheaper for the Onion+Dock+OLED than it is for the MicroView+Dock, and more capable.

Crap, there goes more money I could use elsewhere ... curse you wraith!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 11:49:53 AM »

Using a .io domain name instead of one of the major TLDs. -3 right off the top

I have had a lot of problems with sites on .io domains being either ponzi schemes or outright scams.

The concept is solid though, and if they have a working prototype then it looks to me like this could be a very interesting thing.

It even uses a Linux based OS that I am familiar with, using OpenWRT-equipped routers as wifi hotspots in my workplace in favor of actual business class access points.

I'll keep tabs on it as it progresses.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 01:00:29 PM »

My personal take on it was that they had more than enough Kickstarter support without me, and they promised to open-source their hardware designs.  I figure if it turns into something successful, there will be plenty of opportunities to buy Onion Omega devices and add-ons.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 01:26:34 PM »

Using a .io domain name instead of one of the major TLDs. -3 right off the top

So you discredit all sites on a TLD rather than the specific sites?  Because there are more .com scams than there are .io domains in all likelihood.  Just saying...
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 02:48:34 PM »

Using a .io domain name instead of one of the major TLDs. -3 right off the top

The only .io sites I've heard of have been reputable. Two off the top of my head:

http://itch.io/
http://twil.io/
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 04:25:51 PM »

Using a .io domain name instead of one of the major TLDs. -3 right off the top

The only .io sites I've heard of have been reputable. Two off the top of my head:

http://itch.io/
http://twil.io/

It may very well be legit.

But lately I've seen a lot of startups and pump & dump scams with sites based on the .io tld.

Most of them have been bitcoin related though.

The general plan though is to pitch an idea and collect funding for it, then go quiet for a few months during which time little progress is made, followed by a surge of drama as a web of lies comes crashing in.

Its not at all for certain, especially because there are a lot of scams on any TLD out there, but seeing a new startup using .io is making me a little hesitant. Beyond that everything else looks amazing, I want to try these devices out.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2015, 09:18:13 AM »

That looks extremely cool.

However, I'm still pretty much terrified of IoT.

I've read the policy papers and whatnot, and I'm utterly terrified.

Know what the "security" section reads?

Quote
Out of scope.

While this looks like a really cool little device, the security issue in IoT is still an issue.

For example, your nice little Wi-Fi equipped automatic cat feeder provides a way for Johnny Nasty to download kitty pron onto other device on your network. Cue the police, and your days as a kitty cat rights activist are doomed.

But that's just the start.

Would I use it... Probably if it fit my needs.

But... I'm still pretty much on the terrified side for now.

The lure of being able to program in any language against an API to deal with all that stuff... that's just way too cool...

I need to learn Python.

In a timely response to your concerns, O'reilly has a 50% off today (5/12/2015) only (but available normally) Deal/Day: Save 50% - Abusing the Internet of Things

The code to get the discount is DEAL - for $21.49 (normally $42.99)
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