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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Grantbridge Re:Illigal or not? (143 comments)

OK, I was referring to downloading a film. If you upload and seed a film the day before release, you could get prosecuted under 2A(b).

about 1 month ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Grantbridge Re:Illigal or not? (143 comments)

It's never been criminal. But breaching copyright could get you sued by the copyright owner. The new system of warning letters is replacing a proposed "3 strikes" system where you would lose your internet access after 3 warnings, but with no accountability for being accusing of copyright infringement this was a stupid system.

The new one is simply sending warning letters to let people know they have been reported as infringing copyright, and so might want to be careful to avoid being sued in the future.

about 1 month ago
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Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Grantbridge Re:Chemcially feasible? (144 comments)

Yeah, you can make the ring, but how do you get it to be flat so they will fit into a sphere?

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Grantbridge Chemcially feasible? (144 comments)

I can't see those 8 member flat rings being at all chemically feasible. I really don't think this is possible to make as a carbon molecule.

Aromatic rings need to have 6 or 10 electrons in the delocalised orbitals, so an 8 member ring is going to need to have some other elements/groups to be at all stable...

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Grantbridge Re:FOOTBALL... NOT "SOCCER"!!! (144 comments)

Football can mean either Rugby or Soccer. Since Rugby is short for Rugby Football, and Soccer is short for Association Football.

about a month and a half ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

Grantbridge Re:Should have upgraded Openssl (44 comments)

Well yes, they should have. Sadly for users this isn't always the case. :(

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Bug Exploited Over Extensible Authentication Protocol

Grantbridge Re:Should have upgraded Openssl (44 comments)

Some android phones cannot be updated without rooting them, if the manufacturer hasn't released an update.

about 3 months ago
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Torrentz.eu Domain Name Suspended

Grantbridge Re:Since when... (226 comments)

City of London Police are a very strange entity, since the Corporation of London isn't really a democratic body, and their police force should be viewed as serving the interests of their corporate masters, rather than the people at large. As such, I wouldn't obey any instruction from them without a court order.

http://www.theguardian.com/com...

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Zebras Have Stripes

Grantbridge Important Quote from Article (190 comments)

Relevant quotes missing from summary:

"researchers built horse mannequins, painted them in a variety of patterns, coated them with sticky stuff, and found that horseflies seemed to avoid landing on the fake horses that were painted with black and white stripes."

"The proposed explanation was that the flies preferred to land on dark surfaces. Such surfaces reflect the kind of polarized light that reminds the flies of the water or mud where they breed. Light surfaces aren't as attractive, but dark-and-light patterns are even worse — perhaps because such patterns confuse the flies' navigational sense."

about 5 months ago
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Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

Grantbridge Transaction ID Bug (232 comments)

There was a bug in the code whereby you could get MtGox to send out your bitcoins to your address, but rebroadcast the transaction under a different transaction ID. This mean when MtGox checked to see if their transaction worked, it looked like it hadn't (since the transaction ID didn't match.) They then re-sent you the bitcoins you already had received, giving you twice as much as they should have.

Apparently the bug has been there for years.

It's like getting a cheque, and changing the cheque number from 123 to 124. The new cheque still looks valid so it cashes fine, but you go back to the sender and complain you never got a cheque. They see cheque 123 was never cashed, and so write you a new one. You cash that one as well. At some point they should notice that they've paid out twice as much as they should have, but for MtGox they didn't notice this for a long time.

about 6 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

Grantbridge Re:The Worst Offender (560 comments)

Well the enclosed nature of a greenhouse certainly has the majority of the effect compared to letting the air simply escape. But the opaque to infra-red nature of glass provides insulation which lessens the heat loss at night. Its only a small effect compared to simply enclosing a space with rock-salt, but it still provides additional heating.

about 6 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

Grantbridge Re:The Worst Offender (560 comments)

How long do you think it'll take for you to bleed to death if I shoot you with a pistol? Its not an easy problem to predict. You don't know precisely where you will be shot, if the bullet will go straight through or lodge in bone, or ricochet. You don't know how long your blood will take to clot. You can be pretty sure that, left unattended, you will die from being shot. But predicting exactly how long you will have is rather hard. CO2 levels cause global warming by basic physics, just as a greenhouse is warmer inside than outside. You trap the heat in, but let the visible light through. What the exact consequences of a certain CO2 level are is hard to say preciously, but if CO2 levels keep going up and up and up you can be sure that the polar ice caps are going to melt and sealevels are going to rise dramatically. Precisely when this will happen is as hard to predict as how long it'll take you to bleed out from a gunshot wound, but you wouldn't argue that because its hard to determine how long you have, it's not worth trying to avoid getting shot!

about 6 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

Grantbridge RTFA (511 comments)

From the actual article: 1)This is no longer in operation, it was only running for a couple of weeks in the constant cat-and-mouse game with cheat developers 2)It was targeted at the DNS for DRM servers which cheat authors used to SELL cheats to PAYING customers. The system simply reported if the MD5 hash matched the DNS for the known cheat DRM servers, once the cheat had been detected during gameplay already. The DRM servers were not running a website.

about 6 months ago
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Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services

Grantbridge Re:Wait, what? (163 comments)

Wow, I didn't realise so much had been moved into the Google box from the Android box as time went on. Still, Amazon have produced an Android device without any of Google's bits, but its primarily an Ereader.

about 6 months ago
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Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services

Grantbridge Re:Wait, what? (163 comments)

All of Android is open source, except Google Play/Market, Gmail app, Google Maps, etc If you want your phone to have the Google App store, then you need to obey their terms and conditions. Just because the OS is open source doesn't mean any program which runs on it has to be. There are plenty of non GPL programs available for Linux! An android phone WITHOUT access to Google app store, Google Maps, Calender, Gmail etc isn't going to be much use to the majority of Android users. This is how Google controls Android.

about 6 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Grantbridge Re:Hacker??!! (248 comments)

Republishing someone else's documents is copyright infringement at the least. News websites are freely accessible, but if you spider all their content and host it on your own website you'll be lucky to get away with a €3,000 fine!

about 6 months ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

Grantbridge Re:Seriously? (1034 comments)

They were prescription glasses, and the wearer needed them to see. He had previously been that cinema twice wearing them with no problems, so he assumed there would not be a problem a third time.

about 7 months ago
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BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Unveils New Steganography Tool DissidentX

Grantbridge Svefg cbfg! (124 comments)

Svefg cbfg!

about 7 months ago
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Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'

Grantbridge Re:Truth hurts (409 comments)

Indian = someone from India.

about 7 months ago

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Bitcoin exchange operatores arrested, BitInstant now down

Grantbridge Grantbridge writes  |  about 7 months ago

Grantbridge (1377621) writes ""The Department of Justice said Robert Faiella, known as BTCKing, and Charlie Shrem from BitInstant.com have both been charged with money laundering.
The authorities said the pair were engaged in a scheme to sell more than $1m (£603,000) in bitcoins to users of online drug marketplace the Silk Road." from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech...

It seems that BTCKing and Bitinstant have had people arrested over money laundering charges, and are now unavailable. If running an exchange counts as money laundering, then is the USA making itself a no-go area for bitcoin exchanges? Or will a reputable bank step up and run one complying with money laundering regulations."

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Bitpint! Cambridge pub acepts Bitcoins as payment for pints(of real beer).

Grantbridge Grantbridge writes  |  about a year ago

Grantbridge (1377621) writes ""The Haymakers in Chesterton is now accepting digital currency Bitcoin for its wares — and all you need to pay your way is a virtual Bitcoin wallet and a QR reader.
Rob Curtis, one of the managers at the High Street pub, said the virtual currency was âoecatching onâ at the watering hole and fittingly for an online innovation, word has been getting around on Twitter."

You can now use your bitcoins to buy real beer in the Haymakers Pub in Cambridge (Chesterton). It doesn't mention how they control for the fluctuating exchange rate. The pub produces a QR code on the till you scan with your smartphone and make the payment that way. Is this the first pub to accept bitcoins for beer?"

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LD_LIBRARY_PATH shenanigans with libstdc++

Grantbridge Grantbridge writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Grantbridge (1377621) writes "I am running a SuSE 10.2 system, without root access. I had to install a new version of GCC (4.3.x) to be able to compile some c++ software. I installed this into a dir in my home directory, and added it to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

The software then compiles, but when I try to run it I get the error message: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found

so the program is using the default /usr/lib64 library rather than the newer one on the LD_LIBRARY_PATH. If I run ldd it shows that the software is using some new libraries in my home dir, but its not using it for all of them

I have been unable to find any solution to this, is there some obscure linux thing which prevents libstdc++.so.6 from being overridden by LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I am not massively experienced with unix systems, so there is probably some very basic thing I have missed, but is rarely stated as its assumed to be too simple!

Many thanks!"

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