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The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

Cruciform Re:Beta Sucks (100 comments)

Yup. It was.

yesterday
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Reinventing the Axe

Cruciform Re:price? (214 comments)

Good tools are expensive.
Someone that makes an income selling firewood can really boost their output with one of these.

2 days ago
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Reinventing the Axe

Cruciform Enjoyed reading the article the first time (214 comments)

The Geek.com article seems so close to the Boing Boing article I read last week I'd be surprised if he didn't just shift a couple of words around.

2 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Cruciform Re:"it's also a smart visual explanation of why... (275 comments)

I had a watch with a full scientific calculator on it when I was a kid. My fingers were small enough to press the buttons, but an adult likely would have needed a pencil lead to push the buttons.
It died when we were having squirtgun fights and I dunked my arm in a bucket and forgot I was wearing the watch :(
I loved that watch.

about a week ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

Cruciform Re:Attach video in kid's 2026 college application (196 comments)

I lucked out guessing a wifi password once. The neighbor's had put up a network and called it "harunyahya". I googled for it and came up with some wacky creationist conspiracy nut. One of the most common words on the site was 'truth'. So I used that as the password and got in on my first attempt.

A little bit research and a lot of luck. Pretty satisfying either way :)

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cruciform Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

All boycotting does is remove a portion of the revenue stream, accompanied by statements as to why.
It was up to them to decide if his value as a CEO was greater than the lost revenue.

Companies are realizing that it's not in their best interest to affiliate with those people who are against equality for citizens.

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Cruciform Re:Not necessarily hate (1482 comments)

That argument holds no water in the real world. How many Christians do you see objecting to homosexuality, then going out to tell people not to eat at Red Lobster, not to wear mixed fabrics, and advising farmers not to plant multiple crops in a field.

They're just using cherry picked content to defend bigotry. Not doing it for "love".

about three weeks ago
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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

Cruciform Re:MegaCoin (102 comments)

There is a megacoin, supposedly unaffiliated.

about a month ago
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OKCoin Raises $10 Million To Become China's Largest Bitcoin Exchange

Cruciform Re:The point of an exchange (48 comments)

A fraction of every transaction goes to the exchange, which can add up to significant profit.

about a month ago
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US Court Freezes Assets of Mt. Gox CEO

Cruciform Re:Interesting parallel (132 comments)

As you can see from the Wikipedia article it was only used for MtG for a short time, then the domain name was repurposed.
It's been Mt. Gox for a few years.

about a month and a half ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

Cruciform Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

The second amendment only says that you have the right to bear arms.
Not which ones you are allowed to bear. There is no enshrined constitutional right for you to own to own a gun or a missile.

Under the constitution the government is within their rights to limit you to owning a sword and prohibiting your ownership of other weapons.

about a month and a half ago
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MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Cruciform Re: "...and the bitcoins have disappeared." (465 comments)

You created a scenario to justify your own thievery when you "in the real world" wouldn't be able know who those bitcoins belong to.
So you're a thief who makes excuses for their behavior.

about 2 months ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

Cruciform In French... (506 comments)

Fuck le police.

about 2 months ago
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Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

Cruciform Re:Can someone explain this theft? (232 comments)

When you set up a bitcoin wallet it creates a wallet.dat file which contains your private key. This is what you never want anyone else to have.
The clients present you with an option to encrypt the wallet so transactions can not be made without entering a password, but not everyone does it. So if someone gets their hands on your wallet.dat file they can put it in their own wallet and use it to send your coins to another address.

about 2 months ago
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Riecoin: A Cryptocurrency With a Scientific Proof of Work

Cruciform Re:Time for an ecologically sound cryptocurrency (156 comments)

Gridcoin. You can mine normally with cgminer, but you also earn coins from your BOINC work. They're currently implementing a feature called scrypt-sleep which will rest your transaction mining so that BOINC apps which utilize GPU will earn work credits that way.
The dev has been working hard on it, and releases updates every day or two for the mining client.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Cruciform Keepass (445 comments)

I use KeePass as well. I store the database in a Truecrypt volume which then is propagated across my OSes via one of the cloud backup services.

about 2 months ago

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Cruciform (42896) writes "My seven year old niece has developed an interest in robotics, and I was wondering what books and projects are recommended for a child that age. I don't want to hold her back, but I also don't want to overwhelm her with overcomplicated projects and douse her enthusiasm. What would you put under the tree this Xmas?"

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