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  • Surferdude commented on Surferdude's instructable Hermes' Caduceus1 month ago
    Hermes' Caduceus

    Sweet! LMK if you have any questions.

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  • Surferdude commented on jessyratfink's instructable Pokemon Go Beginner's Guide4 months ago
    Pokemon Go Beginner's Guide

    I partially disagree here. BEcause of the way permissions are grouped, many apps seem to wany access to things that are not intuitive. I choked on giving Pokemon Go access to Contacts, and still have not come up with a reason why it would need that, though. However, you cannot know from the poermissions whether or not an app is a Security threat. I think what you're trying to say is that they are a PRIVACY threat. Yes, you're constantly giving up your position in real time. But other players (so far) don't have access to that information. So it can't be used to stalk you or harrass you. I've heard rumors about person-to-person interaction, like trading, coming out in the future, but the current game doesn't do that. Ingress, also by Niantic (as spinn-out from Google), DOES make...see more »I partially disagree here. BEcause of the way permissions are grouped, many apps seem to wany access to things that are not intuitive. I choked on giving Pokemon Go access to Contacts, and still have not come up with a reason why it would need that, though. However, you cannot know from the poermissions whether or not an app is a Security threat. I think what you're trying to say is that they are a PRIVACY threat. Yes, you're constantly giving up your position in real time. But other players (so far) don't have access to that information. So it can't be used to stalk you or harrass you. I've heard rumors about person-to-person interaction, like trading, coming out in the future, but the current game doesn't do that. Ingress, also by Niantic (as spinn-out from Google), DOES make it possible to track other players. Some user have built apps used by both sides that scrape the log and build maps of where other players are. They cannot track you constantly, only certain actions like destroying / capturing portals and linking / fielding portals.There are certainly things to give on pause, but I haven't seen anything that's a true security risk.

    Yes, all Pokestops are portals in Ingress (I've been playing Ingress for about a year and a half). However, not all Ingress portals are Pokestops. If you sign up for Ingress (choose the Resistance faction!), you get access to the intel map which allows you to see the portals anywhere without going there. It appears that about 75% of Ingress portals are also Pokestops. You can play both games at the same time, but I keep Pokemon open to hatch eggs as I walk. If you go to your app store, Ingress will show up as a suggested app with Pokemon Go.I've found that Ingress still works just fine when Pokemon isn't. Just a more mature codebase and probably fewer server issues as well due to heavy loads.

    The terms of service note that people should not trespass, etc. People are getting escorted out of cemeteries because they are violating the posted open hours. It's usually fairly easy to find out what those hours are. If you cannot find a sign, look up the location online. Most cemeteries are dusk to dawn, though some are 24/7. Sometimes the hours shown on a website are the office hours, not the cemetery visiting hours. And then you'll fimd some police officers who just don't like the idea of people playing a game in a cemetery: they claim it's disrespectful and harrass people. To be fair, I've found that police officers are VERY polite if you are polite to them and don't try to make their job more difficult than it already is with every night being National Night Out now (becau...see more »The terms of service note that people should not trespass, etc. People are getting escorted out of cemeteries because they are violating the posted open hours. It's usually fairly easy to find out what those hours are. If you cannot find a sign, look up the location online. Most cemeteries are dusk to dawn, though some are 24/7. Sometimes the hours shown on a website are the office hours, not the cemetery visiting hours. And then you'll fimd some police officers who just don't like the idea of people playing a game in a cemetery: they claim it's disrespectful and harrass people. To be fair, I've found that police officers are VERY polite if you are polite to them and don't try to make their job more difficult than it already is with every night being National Night Out now (because of PG).Not all portals that were submitted and approved in Ingress meet the criteria. Even though invalid portal requests were submitted, Not all were removed, and there are some in the wrong place because some Ingress players on either faction voted them up to give their own player(s) a "couch" portal or "work" portal. Niatic is no longer accepting portal submissions in Ingress, but you can still submit invalid portal reports. I don't see a way to do this in PG.

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