top FBI Seized 144,000 Bitcoins ($28.5 Million) From Silk Road Bust
Assets seized during a drug bust go to the arresting agency. In this case the FBI gets the asset (bitcoin) which they can do anything they want with. Assuming they have the private key and/or they have brute forced the private key password. They can convert the coins to dollars. Dumping 144k coins into the market will decimate the market price so they will have to do it slowly. They will probably use the money to buy more Bearcats for domestic oppression.
top Ask Slashdot: How Best To Disconnect Remote Network Access?
Use 802.1x authentication on the switch ports and you can control access anyway you want.
http://www.juniper.net/us/en/local/pdf/whitepapers/2000216-en.pdf http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2950/software/release/12.1_9_ea1/configuration/guide/Sw8021x.html about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Become a Rural ISP?
If you are in Western Massachusetts and the middle mile network is MassBroadband123 network you should give me a call. I'm the only small ISP left in this region and I can help.
top Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event?
Check out high density bar codes and back up to paper. That will be safe from solar flares.
Or, you could get the code tatooed on your body. The git commit process would kinda suck though.
top Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?
Left monitor = documentation/help/email/IM/Shells
Center monitor = Development environment (IDE) Right monitor = Application deployed/test environment
top Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?
My Blu-Ray player is in my sons room with the PS3. Our main TV has TiVo & AppleTV attached. I don't bother with disc media anymore.
top Reporting To Executives
As an executive I want to see how much additional growth I can add to a system before I need to expend additional capital.
A report saying XYZ resource is at X% and can handle Y% more growth before we need to spend $Z to expand capacity is immensely valuable.
top Macs With 3G — More Connectivity, More Problems
12" netbook with multi-touch display, Full OS X, MBP Power. wifi + 3G would be great. I always have my laptop with me anyway and with blue tooth hands free my phone would just 'work'
top Mythic Launches
As soon as the release a Mac version of the game I'll join up! For now, WoW is getting my money
And, no. Bootcamp is NOT an option