Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft
What was the true intent of the exchange? Lure in suckers and then claim they were hacked? How can they prove that an outsider stole the coins?
Amazon: We Can Ship Items Before Customers Order
Here's how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA_gwzx39LQ
US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"
If those instruments were this important to him, then they should have been insured. What if they're stolen? Destroyed in a fire? The customs official should be fired for being an idiot too, but this doesn't doesn't change anything. The point of the article is for us to get all worked up over the evil USA -- and it's succeeding. If this guy lost the instruments some other way, it wouldn't be newsworthy.
Theo De Raadt Says FreeBSD Is Just Catching Up On Security
Yes, but why? Just because Netflix chose to use it doesn't in any way justify anything. http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/appeals/appeal-to-popularity/
BSD (2 flavors) vs. Linux: How should I decide? They're all Unix-like, open source, and supported. Which is faster? More stable? Reliable? Secure? In all cases, anecdotes are not useful. Where's the evidence? Is it the license that matters?
The Real Story of Hacking Together the Commodore C128
Several times in the article, he mentions that the C128 was the last 8-bit computer to be designed. This isn't true -- a year later, Tandy announced the CoCo3, also with 128KB and capable of 80 column text display. It didn't run CP/M, but instead it ran Microware OS-9.
Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake
Remove the key. On every keyboard I've used for gaming, I popped out the windows key and solved the problem. If I ever actually need to use the key (which I don't) there's the other one on the right side.
All Bitcoin Wallets On Android Vulnerable To Theft
The problem really is the implementation on Android, from a old buggy open source library.
Snowden and the Fate of the Internet As a Global Network
It's a lot easier for government to control the people when they cannot see what's truly going on around them.
WA Post Publishes 4 More Slides On Data Collection From Google, Et Al
Ghostery blocked five trackers on this page. http://www.ghostery.com/
Nicaragua Gives Chinese Firm Contract To Build Alternative To Panama Canal
There are literally people dying on this planet for lack of fresh water and this is just used as hydraulic fluid and then thrown into the ocean while ships pass by. Everything is wrong with this.
Have you ever considered the cost involved transporting fresh water to those who need it?
It's cheaper to dig a canal than to widen one, because you're going to be digging through a bunch of dry land with no special engineering issues. Then you knock the ends out. It's cheaper still if they import a bunch of Chinese slave labor.
Even cheaper when you use local Nicaraguan slave labor.
Drug Site Silk Road Says It Will Survive Bitcoin's Volatility
So, you like BTC being unregulated, but you want governments to make certain activities illegal. How is this not regulated?
MIT To End Open-Network Policy In Response To Recent Attacks
Terrorists didn't win you say? Consider that the next time you're at the airport.
New Java 0-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited In the Wild
Primary reason: Punching holes in the security sandbox. A lot of the code in the JVM itself needs to grant itself "privileged access", but upon doing so it may have accidentally done so for user code as well. This is the greatest flaw in the Java security architecture, not because it doesn't work, but because it's hard to use correctly.
Multicellular Life Evolves In Months, In a Lab
Yeast already has a natural ability to flocculate, differing by strain. All they did is use artificial selection to produce a new strain of yeast with higher flocculation. The article mentions that yeast evolved from a multicellular life form and that the next experiment will use single celled organisms which did not evolve this way. I suspect it will take much longer than 60 days to see any results.
MIT Researchers Make Advance Toward Photonic Circuits
Making a sphere out of this should be no different than making any type of black colored sphere. The light is converted to heat and the sphere warms up. If the heat is allowed to slowly escape, then equilibrium is reached. Otherwise, the sphere melts and potentially destroys its heat absorbing properties. Or the liquid sphere radiates heat away. In a black hole, heat cannot escape at all.
Java Floating Point Bug Can Lock Up Servers
Oracle has posted a fix for the bug, in the form of a patch. Official releases will be available next week.
Simple, Portable Physics Simulations
A much larger and cooler collection of physics applets can be found at http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html
Optimus Keyboard Pre-Orders In Mere Hours
The keys have the usual 3/4 inch spacing, but the width of the keycap on a "normal" or laptop keyboard is about 1/2 inch. Atari ST was about 5/8 inch.
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