It‘s frustrating that the page poses the question how the detector works twice, and twice they do not answer it. They only answer how the detector is used but not how it works. Those are separate questions. It would be very interesting to know how it works.
Also, who is behind this thing? They only describe themselves as “a group of IT professionals”. No company name, no address, no social media profiles. It‘s also not open-source.
I hate these clickbait articles.
Yeah, okay. So what? What am I supposed to learn from that. Is that a lot, is that a little? These kinds of articles never discuss how much or how little utility is derived
So datacenters consume electricity and water, just like many other industrial processes. And this is interesting how exactly? They say that training GPT-3 required as much water as producing 370 BMW cars, but they don‘t discuss which
Your first and second points are incorrect.
First, no your ISP cannot see anything if you are using a VPN. They only see encrypted packages and might be able to determine that you are using a VPN but they absolutely cannot tell what data you are sending or receiving.
Second, I have never experienced that a ISP in Germany throttles torrenting, even without VPN. Torrenting per se is not illegal, you can download Linux ISOs via torrent. We still have net neutrality in the EU and in Germany. Throttling torrents would violate net neutrality and would be illegal AFAIK.
Just read this the other day: China and the Alliance Allergy of Rising Powers. Might be relevant to this discussion.