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* Posts by Andrew Stevenson

31 posts • joined 28 Jan 2009

MANIC MINERS: Ten Bitcoin generating machines

Andrew Stevenson

Re: I'm not some kind of hippy or anything, and it's an interesting experiment....

We do a lot of nasty mining to get the materials for computers and power generation.

Lots of things are pushing us to find efficiency.

Are there estimates of the volume of network traffic from Bitcoin (and its copycats)?

How much electric power does all that mining take?

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Asus Transformer Book T100: Xbox One? PS4? Nah, get a cute convertible for Christmas

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I've had one for about a week now and I'm impressed with the price to value ratio.

When I read that it had 10+ hours of browsing, I assumed that you would have to stay in the TIFKAM (Surface UI) browser, but I found that I got easily10 hours of general use; including a couple hours of playing Hearthstone.

I think a second usb port on the tablet would have been nice so that I could hook up a mouse without hooking up the keyboard. If I already had bluetooth mouse around, I might not feel the same ;)

If you like to tinker, you could probably hide some more memory in the keyboard by wiring it up to the usb port.

It supports 5 touch points, so I've been looking at gesture utilities that enable more than Windows does.

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Google cooks web dev teaching tool for Raspberry Pi

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I was hoping that it would include an emulator.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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As a software developer

As a software developer, I quickly learned to tell people that I didn't know much about broken computers and that I had someone I called when my computer was broken.

This helped with most of the can-you-fix -it requests, but I would still ending up uninstalling all that unused software that my mom and sisters would have.

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Olympic Security cock-up was down to that DARN software

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Is it the same G4S as the shooting in Edmonton? http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/15/edmonton-police-say-security-guard-wanted-in-connection-to-shooting-deaths-of-three-co-workers/

If so, then they also have some problems with the selection process.

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Republicans shoot down proposed ban on Facebook login boss-snoop

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Using coercion to gain access to a secured computer system is not a legal practice.

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Wake up, small biz: Learn to speak internet

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Dollar Store / Office Supply Store

Does Edmonton not have any dollar stores or office supply stores?

I think that it was a mistake to use such a cheap item as your example.

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EU competition chief threatens patent war smackdown

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I wonder how much consideration they have given to the possibility that these companies would cease to contribute their patents to standards bodies if it requires FRAND?

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Chinese company demands $38m, 'apology' from Apple

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I mean an history of licensing registered trademarks after releasing their product. It the forgiveness vs. permission issue.

I don't know the details of the case, so I can't say if anyone was tricked.

With the $16 selling price, I would expect the lawyers to be a little more diligent.

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Dumb salesmen are hurting us – Nokia CEO

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I'm pretty sure that pushy sales people will not fix the problem.

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Digital certificate authority suspends ops following breach

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How do we block this one

How can we block all certificates that stem from any so-called certificate authority that is owned by the same parent company?

Sloppiness with certificates must be punished severely.

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Google Chromebook: Will the revolution be subscribed?

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Citrix cost?

How much will the Citrix stuff cost?

The should include native clients for both VNC and RDP.

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Brand owners could stop reputation-benefitting keyword triggers

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Coke and Pepsi

Wouldn't this imply that companies like Coke and Pepsi should not be able to use their competitors products in their commercials?

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Hadron Collider 'could act as telephone for talking to the past'

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Time is relative

If they manage to find a way to do it, the timespan will be very small, maybe the detector would only be able to detect that there were 2 things instead of one; or maybe history would show that the detector was damaged before the experiment ;)

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Leica S2 professional medium format DSLR

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Whats the equivalent Panasonic branded model?

At this price, this is surely just a Leica branded Panasonic, whats the equivalent Panasonic branded model?

The Pan. model should be quite a bit cheaper.

@Ru: For the things you mention, you should look at higher end Leica's or others that are truly made for that kind of professional need.

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Razer StarCraft II peripherals set

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Tournament legal

Is this keyboard allowed in tournaments?

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LOST Vulture One PARIS spaceplane FOUND!!!

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Bravo Bravo

Well done

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Adobe Reader browse-and-get-pwned 0day under attack

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Who will provide the sandbox...

Who will provide the sandbox?

I hope its from a reputable third party, because Adobe doesn't seem to be on the cutting edge of securing software.

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Boffins mount campaign against France's official kilogramme

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Wow, I thought this happened years ago

Wow, I thought this happened years ago

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Dell takes aim at Apple with upmarket pledge

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upscale its image

The best way to fix their image is to put the money into the machines/engineering, not into the marketing bs.

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Verizon courts Star Wars set with Droid R2-D2

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Pico Projector

They really should have waited until they could include a pico projector with it.

Somehow the flat look just doesn't really convey the impression of an R2 unit for me.

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Car wrecks rise after texting bans imposed

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Enforcement?

Did the study take into account the levels of enforcement of the bans?

Just because a law is made doesn't mean people will change what they do.

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Jobs to iPad skeptic: 'Are you nuts?'

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Wifi

Isn't the WIFI issue in Israel due to not meeting Europeon standards?

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Microsoft defends Hotmail's cookie requirement

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WTF?

Cookies on which siites?

Does anyone know on which sites they are setting cookies? I only want to be signed in to hotmail, not to a bunch of other sites I never need to log in to.

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Federal boffins: 'Giant invading snakes' will soon rule USA

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Here comes whacking day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whacking_Day

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PunterNet thanks Harriet for massive upswing

Andrew Stevenson
Paris Hilton

Just politics as usual

It is critical that sex-for-money activities be made illegal in such a way as to make them available to the well-known while maintaining the threat of police action if someone were to publicize that they are servicing such a well known person...

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PC tune-up software: does it really work?

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WTF?

Anti secutiry?

A product that recommends turning off windows update is going to lead to more problems than it solves.

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10,000 Hotmail passwords mysteriously leaked to web

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List of emails

Is there a way to consult the list of compromised emails without also consulting the passwords?

PasteBin seems to be unavailable from where I am ;)

An account with an ISP, what a novel idea; what do you do when you change ISPs?

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Google hits Android dev with cease-and-desist letter

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Is it about the installer?

Is the OS installer not part of the open source stuff?

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Microsoft apologizes for digital head transplant

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Off with his head

An Apple computer in the picture... off with his head.

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I'm a sceptic now, says ex-NASA climate boss

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Coat

Political Science?

I believe that we (humans) have a significant effect on the environment. With all the stuff we do, how could we not have an effect?

That being said, the scientific information from both side seems to be based more on belief than on science.

I wonder how much understanding a manager at NASA would have of the individual projects of the hundreds of people under his direction.

Get your coat, the weather is changing: warmer here colder there, a little different everywhere.

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