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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

ebcdic Re:I don't blame him (102 comments)

If you were the maker of Bitcoin, you could afford it.

about a month ago
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NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

ebcdic Is this what happened to Usenet? (347 comments)

Usenet is much harder to control than web forums, so making it useless by posting endless rubbish would be attractive.

about 2 months ago
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GM's CEO Rejects Repaying Feds for Bailout Losses

ebcdic Re:Right and wrong (356 comments)

I know it will affect my future buying decisions.

But if you don't buy GM products, they will need another bailout. You have to pay them whether you like it or not.

about 4 months ago
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Why There Shouldn't Be a Chess World Champion

ebcdic Why? (284 comments)

Why does chess need a "clear and predictable yardstick for greatness"? It's a game, not engineering.

about 5 months ago
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Do You Need Headphones While Working?

ebcdic Not at all (262 comments)

I only go to work to talk to the people there.

about 6 months ago
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Linking Mass Extinctions To the Sun's Journey In the Milky Way

ebcdic What we need to know... (199 comments)

... is when we pass through the next one!

about 7 months ago
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Linus Responds To RdRand Petition With Scorn

ebcdic Re:Marital/Money problems??? (566 comments)

Given a random source, you can produce another source correlated with it.

about 7 months ago
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Linus Responds To RdRand Petition With Scorn

ebcdic Re:Marital/Money problems??? (566 comments)

*Unless* the other source is correlated with the random one.

about 7 months ago
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Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

ebcdic More than 30,000,000 times (587 comments)

It should be clear you've got the choices wrong when the mode is at one end. My first computer had 384 bytes of RAM. This one has 12GB.

about 9 months ago
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Man Of Steel Leaps Over Record With $125.1 Million To Mixed Reviews

ebcdic Confusing name (364 comments)

I had assumed that "Man of Steel" was a film about Stalin.

about 10 months ago
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Charge Your Cellphone In 20 Seconds (Eventually)

ebcdic Too much current (295 comments)

My phone battery has a capacity of 2.1Ah. To charge it in 20 seconds would require a current of 380 Amps. What kind of charger could safely supply that?

about a year ago
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Major Advance Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture

ebcdic Re:Trivially constructive (248 comments)

it provides the contradiction by constructing a list of numbers at least one of which must be a new prime. It's simple to test each of them. If you want to construct an infinite list of primes, just repeat indefinitely.

about a year ago
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Major Advance Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture

ebcdic Re:Trivially constructive (248 comments)

I'm pointing out that the existing proof is constructive, not giving another proof.

about a year ago
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Major Advance Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture

ebcdic Trivially constructive (248 comments)

N!+1 either is prime or has prime factors not in 1...N. Try factorizing the integers N+1 ... N!+1 in turn until you come to one that is prime.

about a year ago
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Btcd - a Bitcoind Alternative Written In Go!

ebcdic Not just perspective (150 comments)

What have you bought over the last year? How has their price varied in dollars and in bitcoins? No currency's value is constant, but some are a lot more constant than others.

about a year ago
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

ebcdic Not funny enough (261 comments)

See subject

1 year,14 days
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Tesla Motors To Pay Off Government Loan 5 Years Early

ebcdic Reads like a press release (243 comments)

Oh wait, it *is* a press release.

about a year ago
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Typing These 8 Characters Will Crash Almost Any App On Your Mountain Lion Mac

ebcdic Re:printf (425 comments)

A program can't necessarily fail gracefully. An assertion failing means that something has already gone wrong; perhaps data structures are corrupted and continuing might result in worse damage: writing wrong data, deleting the wrong file. Returning to the caller is not necessarily safer than exiting.

about a year ago
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Typing These 8 Characters Will Crash Almost Any App On Your Mountain Lion Mac

ebcdic It's worse than that (425 comments)

It turns out that some programs (e.g. Unison, a usenet reader) will crash if they try to display a document containing the string. Quite possibly more will turn up - they'll be programs that try to recognise URLs and display them as a link.

about a year ago

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