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How To Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

Blackknight Re:Lame. (203 comments)

git checkout the bitcoin source and run a few sed commands. Tada, new currency.

about 7 months ago
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Chinese Icebreaker Is Stuck In Ice After Antarctic Research Vessel Rescue

Blackknight Oh, the irony (361 comments)

Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

about 7 months ago
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Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split

Blackknight Re:Try again (489 comments)

What would a Californian currency be worth? Last I checked their GDP was about equal to France.

about 7 months ago
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Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split

Blackknight Re:Allow me to burn som Karma by saying (489 comments)

Until the Corps of Engineers shuts off the water at least. Not that we would do that since there's a lot of valuable crops grown in CA but don't sit and say that you can live without the rest of the country.

about 7 months ago
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Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire

Blackknight Re:I'm a Libertarian (691 comments)

You have no idea what Libertarianism is, do you? Stealing is a violation of the non-aggression principle, for one.

about 7 months ago
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Google Nabs Bing Maps Architect

Blackknight Re: 'the hardest decision of my life' (94 comments)

If you mean other than having a direct effect on millions of web users then yeah, he's done nothing for mankind.

about 7 months ago
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195K Bitcoin Transaction

Blackknight Re:Can someone explain bitcoin banks to me? (167 comments)

2) Because the bank pays you interest.

Oh yes, a whopping 0.05% that I get from my credit union. That's not even enough to keep up with inflation. Keeping your money in the bank means that you are losing purchasing power every year.

about 8 months ago
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25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last

Blackknight Re:20% is bad... (277 comments)

Doesn't even have to be a drive failure for data loss to occur. You accidentally deleted a file? Too bad.

about 9 months ago
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Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives

Blackknight Re:So what'll we do with half a trillion dollars? (389 comments)

Paper maps are far superior to GPS or smart phones. When you're out in the middle of the mountains with no signal or a dead battery you'll be damn glad you have some old fashioned paper maps.

about 9 months ago
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How Safe Is Cycling?

Blackknight Re:The best way to make cycling safer (947 comments)

Lane splitting is safe and reduces traffic congestion. You want motorcycles to take up a full lane? Have fun being stuck behind them.

about 9 months ago
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The Cloud: Convenient Until a Stranger Nukes Your Files

Blackknight Re:Complacency (262 comments)

What if the data center burns down?

about 9 months ago
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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

Blackknight Degrees are redundant (655 comments)

I'm not spending $60k on a piece of paper that says I know what I already know.

about 9 months ago
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

Blackknight Markup (497 comments)

You forgot there's a 50,000% markup on any contract involving government work.

about 10 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Blackknight Ow, my balls (729 comments)

Lots of things are confusing for new users but that doesn't mean you should break 40+ years of ingrained behavior and functionality for them. Frankly, if people can't bother learning that middle click == paste they probably shouldn't be running Linux in the first place.

about 10 months ago
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Will Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Stay With MySQL?

Blackknight Re:and so meanwhile... (245 comments)

A few perl scripts and your conversion is done. Yeah it's a pain to switch but it's not something you have to do every day.

about 10 months ago
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SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

Blackknight Re:RAID (552 comments)

I am far too boring for the NSA to care.

about a year ago
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SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

Blackknight Re:RAID (552 comments)

RAID 1 with a nightly rsync to an off-site server has worked for me for several years now. The remote server runs zfs so I also take weekly snapshots in case I need to restore something older than last night.

about a year ago

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RIAA web site deleted by SQL Injection

Blackknight Blackknight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Blackknight writes "Well, it looks like the RIAA's web site was deleted last night through a simple SQL injection. You'd think they would know better than to hire noob programmers. Little Bobby Tables strikes again."
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