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Google Starts Upgrading Its SSL Certificates To 2048-bit Keys

yuriyg Re:Completely useless... (118 comments)

Yes, but they [might] have Verisign's private key. They can then be the man-in-the-middle of an SSL connection.

about a year ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

yuriyg Re:Fiat Currency (692 comments)

Not at all:

This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Currency/Pages/legal-tender.aspx

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

yuriyg Forbes is right on the money (692 comments)

Forbes' comment is right on the money (no pun intended). I'm a proponent of the Bitcoin project, but what we've seen in recent months is ridiculous. What Bitcoin community needs is for BTC to be accepted as a form of payment. The volatility that was created by the speculators is discouraging acceptance of the BTC by the business oweners. I personally think the value of BTC is in it's convinience and anonymity, not in its exchange rate to the dollar.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

yuriyg Re:Fiat Currency (692 comments)

Actually, your point 2) is not true. What "This Note Is Legal Tender For All Debts, Public and Private" mean is that it's LEGAL to accept that cash, not that the owner MUST accept that cash. That's why it's perfectly legal for some businesses to refuse to accept pennies or hunderd dollar bills.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Unveils Windows Phone 8 Device and Android-Based Camera

yuriyg Re:Android Based Camera (179 comments)

It looks like it's a proper camera, with proper optics:

features a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 21x super zoom lens

I, for one, welcome our social cloud overlords, and look forward to sharing my pictures to [G+ | Facebook | Twitter | Picasa] directly from the camera.

more than 2 years ago
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Algorithmic Trading Glitch Costs Firm $440 Million

yuriyg Re:Defend flash trading? (377 comments)

how the added-value of millisecond liquidity is substantially superior to having exchanges post transactions in 1-sec.

"640K should be enough for everybody"

more than 2 years ago
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Rand Paul Has a Quick Fix For TSA: Pull the Plug

yuriyg Re:Even a broken clock (1051 comments)

Obviously you have no clue about his positions on personal freedoms. I personally don't agree with him on several issues, but he spoke against invasion of privacy on many occasions.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Announces Most Profitable Quarter in History

yuriyg Re:Nokia and RIM (761 comments)

What good is market share if you aren't making any money?

Microsoft made 54.37 billion dollars last year. Hardly "not making any money."

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot

yuriyg Re:Version war? (507 comments)

IE9 is the first browser where Microsoft actually tried. It's not perfect by far, but at least it's trying.

Sorry, but I have to nitpick here. IE3 was the first browser where Microsoft actually tried. It was so beyond anything that Netscape/Mozilla offered, feature- and interface- wise. IE3 is the reason why IE is still in the lead 10-15 years later. Posting this from Chrome ;)

more than 2 years ago
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In Australia, Immunize Or Lose Benefits

yuriyg Re:Seems fair... (680 comments)

The problem here is that individuals already have paid for their coverage through taxes, and essentially have their money stolen by having this coverage taken away at the whim (no matter how justified) of the bureaucrats. I'm all for immunizing people, but this FAR from fair and sounds like extortion.

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Pushes For National Internet Sales Tax

yuriyg Re:Here is why its good (392 comments)

Online shops already have a lot fewer expenses, if they don't have to pay sales tax like brick and mortar stores have to, their customers will be able to save more money. Less tax is paid, the less will be spent on bombing innocent foreigners, closing down legal drug dispensaries and more of the more money will be left in people's pockets to spend on a decent human society (unless you are one of the rich who doesn't give a crap about ordinary people).

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Shifts Might To Mobile

yuriyg Re:little late (79 comments)

While tablets can't replace laptops outright, they can replace enough functionality where a person buys a tablet instead of a 2nd computer.

Absolutely not true. Most users will be more than OK with a tablet. These things are designed for web, e-mail, and casual games; and let's face it, this is all the average user wants to do. Spreadsheets and word processing? Save that for a desktop at work. Getting back to topic, this is not to say that Intel won't be able to capture the market. With the best r&d in the market, I believe they will soon become number one chip maker in the mobile world.

more than 3 years ago
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The Stanford Class That Built Apps and Made Fortunes

yuriyg Re:MBA's . . . (125 comments)

If I was where they were, passing off (useless) programs to end users and selling the (useless) end user data to advertisers so that the advertisers can eventually annoy the end users with ads for stuff they don't want, then I'd feel guilty.

Obviously the users of these programs didn't find them "useless," as they chose to use them. It seems like you're trying to paint anything as useless if it has no utilitarian value. However, there are tons of things in the word that have no utilitarian value, but people chose to use everyday. Think jewelery, sports television, theater. The people who produce them are not evil in any way, they just fulfill the market demands. If it wouldn't be this MBA class it would be someone else.

more than 3 years ago
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The Stanford Class That Built Apps and Made Fortunes

yuriyg Re:MBA's . . . (125 comments)

No joke. Get rich quick! Don't worry about making something you're proud of. Be proud of the money you tricked people into giving you for broken functionality. Then call them morons for ever trusting you.

Jealous much?

more than 3 years ago
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Pandora Files For IPO

yuriyg Re:80 million registered users (68 comments)

80 million? I think several hundred thousand are just my throw away accounts.

so... 79 million?

more than 3 years ago
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Statistician Cracks Code For Lottery Tickets

yuriyg Re:Small typo (374 comments)

This information looks more useful to the convenience store owners and clerks than to MIT educated statisticians. Even knowing the system, it's very hard to just stand there and pick out the tickets that you like, the store clerk would usually just rip off the first ticket from the roll. On the other hand, the clerks themselves have a lot of time to study these. I can image a pretty profitable scheme where the clerk would sell you certain tickets for extra 50% or so...

more than 3 years ago
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Honeycomb To Require Dual-Core Processor

yuriyg Re:Wrong choice (177 comments)

No one (well, almost no one) seems to mind when a mobile OS requires a faster processor, but the number of cores is suddenly an issue. Wake up and smell the 21st century. The not-so-recent improvements in performance come from the number of cores and not the clock speed. And it looks like this is the way it's going to be for a while. Get used to it.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

yuriyg Re:FF4 (352 comments)

A beta version of a software crashes? Surely you must be joking!

more than 3 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

yuriyg Re:I know these guys (299 comments)

Actually, I would call Timber Hill fairly predatory. These guys were printing big money through high speed algo trading before anyone knew what that was back in 2000.

Well, good for them. Everyone is complaining how the "big, powerful banks" are destroying our financial system. Well, here are some comparatively small guys trying to shake up the established players and suddenly they are being prosecuted. This is the kind of free market the government is afraid of, not the pseudo-free monopolized market we get through regulations and government control.

more than 3 years ago

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"Pixie Dust" to Help Regrow Body Parts

yuriyg yuriyg writes  |  more than 6 years ago

yuriyg (926419) writes "CNN is reporting today on "Pixie Dust". This science-fiction sounding substance can apparently help your body regrow missing body parts. The article is reporting on a how soldier, who lost a finger in a bomb attack in Baghdad last year, being treated with this substance.
And the research is even more promising: "They have taken a uterus out of a dog, made one in the lab, put it back in, and had puppies", said Dr. Steven Wolf of Brooke Army Medical Center.
There's also a BBC article on this medical advancement from April."

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