Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
fine, its still not being exported to china.
Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins
Close; but you are essentially correct. It isn't the address but, the transaction which contains a small program which defines what inputs are needed to spend the coin.
Basically, you can think of a bitcoin transaction like a check. However, it is a check that allows for more nuanced cashing protocols. The standard default bitcoin transaction is exactly that, it defines the payee in terms of a public key, and requires the signature of the payee (by the private key) to "spend" (to make a new check out of it, or several new ones)
You could issue a transaction that just requires a password, or requires multiple keys, etc. Unlike a bank check, I could write a check to two people such that they must BOTH sign it.
I think one of the reasons few people know about it is that it is only relevant for people writting clients, and even then, the vast majority of the time its just filling in defaults. The actual uses for custom signature checking scripts are rather rare and specific.
Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
The numbers for alphalpha and water exported didn't make a lot of sense, so I did a couple of quick searches: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcor...
This is, of course, not real water nor the water contained in the crop itself, but the water used to irrigate the crop, water that could be used for something more importantâ"at least according to the authors.
That is right, they are counting as "exported" water which....the vast majority of.... evaporates locally, and stays in the local environment.
That is straight up lies.
The NSA Has an Advice Columnist
Well.... you remember that old commercial where the father finds the kids drugs and asks him where he learned about all this stuff. What does the kid say? Come on...you remember it....
"I learned it from watching you".
Gee, just how does he justify slurping up all their records indiscriminately....maybe...he learned that somewhere.
Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"
I never actually read any asimov. Believer it or not....not sure you are familiar with this consept...but people repeat things that other people said. Bibliopgraphy generally can be reserved for scholarly articles.
Mass. Legislature Strikes Back: Upskirt Photos Now Officially a Misdemeanor
Well unless you want to sit them down in the bedroom and re-enact the sex education skit from the Meaning of Life there are not a lot of other options besides the drawings in biology text books. Then again, maybe not being a parent and not looking to teach anyone the birds and the beeds, I have totally missed the plethora of options...then again, even if it exists, I bet a lot of parents miss it too.
> nor do most women really want said monster penises jammed up their rectum
Maybe not monsters but, a significant number do enjoy having things....well jammed is maybe the wrong word.... never mind....
Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"
I really liked the way one person put it to me a while back. Some people used to have some idea the earth was flat, but then some people realized that wasn't true and said it was a sphere. Well, that was clearly wrong too but a sphere is a lot closer to the truth than flat; treating wrongness as a boolean would just label them both wrong but, one is clearly a lot less wrong than the other.
So to some degree, it was settled...possibilities were excluded. Then, well its clearly not a sphere, it bulges in the middle, I have heard "slightly pear shaped" is a good description.... then you have the satellites that have precisely measured variations in gravitational field...they have an even more complex picture.
Whether it is settled or not depends on to what degree you need the answers.
Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?
At my previous job, hospital IT, I used to get emails all the time because there was a doctor with the same exact name as me, but of course, since I started first, I got my name as my email address and his had to have a number added to it.
Though more often than emails, I would get pages, and would have to call back nurses and let them know they paged the wrong person...and no they probably don't want my advice on antibiotics.
BP Finds Way To Bypass US Crude Export Ban
Ahh the rule makers always love to complain about how people follow their rules.
Another way to say the same thing is that the export restrictions created a market for lightly processed oil products. If there is demand there is demand, it doesn't go away because you will it to. If that demand can be met in some way that fits in the rules and is still profitable, people WILL do it.
Trying to call that getting around a restriction is like the magic player complaining that someone insisted on playing stuff at the end of your turn after you said you were done. Duh read the rules, it isn't getting around anything...its what they say! Its following them.
Fedora To Have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" For Contributors
> If the law was off the books tomorrow, virtually every open source project would welcome their
> participation with open arms.
Them not being able to participate is a drawback. Frankly, ignoring laws that are wrong is a persons duty. There is no legitimate reason to bar their particpation. Resepect for laws that are wrong is disrespect for the laws victims.
I have yet to see any reasonable argument why anyone should see it as their duty to follow the law just because somebody made a law.
Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke
> Last month she linked to an article on entrepreneurs suffering depression
You are missing the obvious fact that comes up if you do any searching on her.
She was known for having launched a product, aimed specifically at Second Life. If involvement in second life isn't a marker for potential lifelong clinical depression, then I don't know what is.
First LSD Test In 40 Years Reveal Drug Helps Terminal Patients Prepare For Death
Have you considered that she only saw the extreme edge cases? The vast majority of people who take LSD never end up in an emergency room because of it. The vast majority never end up hospitalised. She, by definition of her job, only saw the worst.
> Things going horribly wrong while on hallucinogens isn't exactly rare, and as such should really only
> be used while under supervision. They are in fact so common, that they have an official slang term,
> "bad trip".
Depends what you mean by "horribly wrong" or "bad trip". "Bad Trip" is used to describe any situation where a person has an emotional experience that they are having trouble handling. Yes, this happens. I have seen it happen. It can be loud, it can be scary, but it really turning into anything significant IS indeed rare.
In fact, if it wasn't rare, it wouldn't make the news.
Yes, its true, psychedelics can provide people with very intense emptional experiences, which are not always fun; anyone using them should be aware of and prepared for that. Anything beyond that is just unwarranted fear.
Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek
> - Also, if he went to a state college and now calls himself a libertarian, I have to call that out.
> That is also a "Silicon Valley" thing.
so a person who uses any state resources which they and their parents before them paid for....this should limit what opinions they are allowed to form later?
I was raised catholic and took first communion, and later came to realize the whole God thing was a sham, am I stuck being Catholic?
Seems like a raw deal to me.
Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?
Honestly I WOULD entirely agree if not for the MITM aspect.
If they really want to do that, setup a proxy and whitelist allowed sites. Deny SSL connections. Fine. Silent MITM attacks expose people in an unsuspecting manner; in ways that its unrealistic to expect most employees outside of IT to understand.
Legal Motion: Hyperlinks Are Protected By the First Amendment
> Reason being is a hyperlink is a verb or action while pointing is an expression. You click it and
> something happens no different than clicking a .exe.
No. A hyperlink is a pointer to something else. A hyperlink contains no instruction as to what to do with what is on the other end of that link, the action is entirely locally defined by the web browser. A hyperlink is functionally no different from a bibliographic entry in a book...it is a named pointer; which you may or may not look up if you so choose. I don't see how the ease of doing changes the situation fundamentally.
Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots
I think it is less about not trusting government specifically, and more about trusting vague sources that come with plausible sounding explanations.
Look at the hand waving BS about vaccinations, they are almost always centered around a grain of truth, a grain that is then added to and changed. Some great examples are "mercury" in vaccines or "hormones" in bovines.
The thing is, it is always presented as something "they" don't want you to know about, or are claiming is safe, so when you hear from an expert the 'truth' which is a) this is a real thing (just like they said!) and b) its safe (just like they said you would say!) - they have already been innoculated (is that a pun here?) against the truth.
Of course you think its safe, you were looking at all those fake studies done by researchers in the pocket of big pharma/big agriculture etc.
Certainly there are coverups and conspiracies and things people in power don't want us to know about, but most of those things can be much more complicated and messy.... people like a nice simple story...one they can remember and repeat.
OTOH the answer here is nothing really new. There were some surveys that asked people about vaccination programs. What they did was take the same information, same number of lives saved, same number of deaths etc, and wrote them up in two different ways: one which emphasized the decision based on lives saved, and another which emphasized the decision based on lives lost.
What was the outcome? Quite simply, people were more moved to support the vaccination program based on figures which put it in terms of avoiding losses than when put in terms of lives saved.
This seems like a very similar case. Talk all you want about benefits and safety on their own; you get people's attention by focus on losses. In the end, I think that is why the anti-vaccination stories tend to be more powerful: They focus on (imaginary) losses and avoiding those losses.
In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up
Yes but when you look at what people really want, war is a waste of time strategically too. Reducing war to a bunch of symbolic actions that give you an excuse to keep people on payroll and make some noise now and again really fills most of the real objectives of war anyway...or....does at least as good as real war but without all the mess.
The quicker you can get back to business as usual economic activity the bigger the win for everyone. The less disruption to that on both sides, the bigger the win for everyone....and if you can use it to justify some more military spending and keep those jobs well.... then all objectives are met.
Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft
I'm not a robber, but if I was, I'm pretty sure that if I was going to rob someone, I'm going to take their phone regardless of whether it can be bricked or not simply to reduce the likelihood of them calling the cops. In essence, it won't prevent the theft of phones, it will merely prevent the thieves from reselling them. Why not a remote kill switch for Rolexes?
Because everybody and their mother doesn't have rolexes? Notice nobody is taking about Rolex theft? Can you think of a single other device that can cost several hundred dollars, most people want, and everyone from little kids to 60 year old grandmothers carries around in public?
I am at a loss to come up with anything aside from cash itself that has similar properties. In fact, the main difference, aside from usage, is that if you whipped out a wad of cash equivalent to the retail cost of your smart phone, most people would advise you not to walk down the street flashing that wad in your hands.
I mean, I think you are right in one sence: Phones will still be stolen. It doesn't take away all reason, however, if all someone has is a cell phone, a kill switch would potentially decrease the value in robbing him; and robbers are back to trying to figure out who has money or other valuables.
Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters
Yes; and no that didn't happen at all. Actually, the experience was kinda bland. I distinctly remember thinking that a coke habbit would get expensive just in the amount of pot I would need to smoke to relax my jaw.
Overall it was kind of like drinking way too much coffee but a little stronger on the focus, with a little less jitter. It was pretty enjoyable for a little while but nothing I ever went back and did again.
Like anything, I am sure it effects different people differently, I know people who act like you describe from alcohol too.
Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses
Except that this case isn't really like any of those examples. In this case the government is mandating they provide a new service, to them; a service which doesn't benefit, and in fact, actually directly harms the privacy which the public/customer (an overlapping set) pay for.
Then they mandate that the company may only pass on the costs of this new service to the very customers who are being harmed by it.