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Re: Asking the police to help for criminal currency...
Re: Would it be acceptable ....
If you "returned" one hard copy through the mail every day, at what point would they ask you to stop, I wonder?
You could say you arrive in Cooma in a coma. Or simply you arrive in Coma...
Canberra's full of useless drivers too but they seem to be paying complete attention ... to running you off the road.
That must have pre-dated GPS?
Re: Epic Fail
Can they identify the coins? A bitcoin is not like a banknote - it has no serial number and is not indivisible - it is just a decimal number in someone's bitcoin wallet. What that wallet does is recorded, but you cannot trace an individual bitcoin because it is not a thing, and they can be traded in tiny fractions of a whole "coin". There may be a list of wallets that contain(ed) stolen amounts of the stuff, but I don't believe there can ever be a list of "hot coins".
At least, this is how I understand it. If you receive 0.1 "dodgy ones", does that tiny amount taint all of your future transactions? If you then give half of your wallet to someone, do they now have 0.05 "dodgy ones"? Given enough time, eventually everyone's going to have the same proportion of their wallet in "dodgy ones".
verifiable, repeatable experiments that can not be disproven are the difference between science and social studies, its a pity that too many people don't seem to know that any more.
I want to clarify what you have said here. One basis of the scientific method is that a scientific theory must be falsifiable, i.e. it can be disproven, if and/or when the appropriate contrary evidence is found. If a claim or explanation cannot be disproven, it is not scientific.
A scientific theory is an explanation that repeatably fits the observable natural evidence. The scientific method does not deal with absolute positive proof.
"We understand this much better than Qualccomm," says former Qualcomm marketing guru Johan Lodenius, speaking to The Register today. The current MediaTek CMO adds: "We know those markets better; now we see Qualcomm doing an 8-core, something they said it was dumb - who's in the lead now?"
Wouldn't it be delicious if he was still at Qualcomm when the statement he's criticising was made.
Re: common sense failure
You appear to have decided in advance that your quality of life will be negatively affected, even before going through the experience, and without any evidence to support such a decision.
Your subsequent testimony would not be worth very much ;)
Re: Looking for the "right" answer?
Even if they did, one case is not even remotely statistically significant.
And they might very well have found one, before dismissing it for that exact reason.
128GB at 10MB/s? Good heavens.
Re: But if we could send a religious nutter to Mars ...
North America is somewhat habitable
Re: 25TB at RAID5? ...
Thanks for the answers/discussion.
Downvoted for whinging about downvotes.
You broke causality!
Re: 25TB at RAID5? ...
Great, downvoted for asking a question. All I wanted to know is why it was such a bad idea that using it makes you a moron. Mostly so I don't become a moron. Thanks anonymous regtard!
Re: 25TB at RAID5? ...
What's the problem with RAID5 here?
I'd say it's the spacing between the obstacles.
Re: Still pops out to C++ to do the hard-core crypto
Rationalwiki suggests that there is JS bitcoin processing code in the wild. Are you saying that it's impossible, or just impractical?
Now I can perform a random search on a "keyboard" for the tool I want instead of in the menus and palettes like I do now!
Some early access games on Steam even come down in price as they get closer to release. Generally these are games that were initially funded on Kickstarter, have subsequently been added to Steam's early access program, and thus use the original Kickstarter pricing structure to be fair to their original backers. This seems perfectly fair to me but that doesn't stop entitled idiots on the Steam forums from ranting about how they're being ripped off (before they've even purchased it, natch). I wonder whether you're serious when you suggest that you should only have to pay "a fraction" of the final price for a game that's released while it's in beta.
In Australia, AAA games often sell for more than $100 in stores, even the ones that have five hours of gameplay and no replayability. $40 indie titles that were made by people who love making games don't sound so bad any more do they?
Ultimately the way they run their pricing structure is their business. If you don't think it's good value, don't pay for it. I value games by the enjoyment I get out of them, not who made them or how much money went into their production.
A safe-for-work blog post?
But it's still ON a porn site. I'm definitely not going to that URL at work!
"Never had one, and life is great. Everyone else I know has one, and their quality of life is worse."
Everyone else you know could ditch their smartphones and they'd all be as happy as you, regardless of everything else that's going on in their lives? If you did have one it would all come crashing down for you?
Given those measurements, what do you think?
Re: It's trolls.
Men's rights campaigners might be all of those things and more, and I say good luck to them because they often need it.
The "Men's Rights Activists" of the internet seem to be a different breed.
Re: Rule No. 1
Victim blaming, fantastic.
Do you mean to suggest that it was uncovered by the rover (as suggested by NASA), or was formed recently by a lightning strike right next to the rover? In the latter case, I think everyone would probably expect it to have hit the rover directly!
Lightning on Mars appears not to be of the cloud-to-ground type seen here on Earth either (http://www.space.com/7102-lightning-detected-mars.html).
Except for those with manufacturing defects, drive failure falls on to a distribution curve, so of course you'd expect to see some still working just fine several years down the track.
Wow, gamers on YouTube really love the Xbox One. It's like they were paid to say that (Hint: they are)
Re: Combat Wombat
"No one likes the Xbone, and it's being out sold by the WII U."
At no point in their concurrent sales history has the WiiU exceeded the sales of the XBOne, and now that sales have dropped off from their christmas peak, XBOne sales currently exceed the WiiU's by a factor of two.
Here's a reference (shock!) for those statements: http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/hw_date.php.
Re: "A new study"
Got a link to that study?
Better than demolishing the local wildlife I suppose.
Re: Maybe they should buy Stardock?
What we need is Win8's guts under WinXP's Classic UI.
Re: Maybe they should buy Stardock?
It would be nice if the classic theme made a return too...
Does lazerous mean "extremely lazy" I wonder?
Re: Tom 13
A tax system with a marginal rate >100%, as you describe, is not "progressive".
Re: Just can't stay away from the Marxist flamebait can you?
You can't measure the "gap" in absolute dollar terms, since inflation increases it.
Re: AC @ 13:33
"The power is in YOUR hands."
That also depends on what you do.
That should be N≡C−C≡N.
Re: MATHS FAIL
Gouden Carolus is for little girls! Men drink Sink the Bismarck by the pint. And enjoy it!
(I quite like Gouden Carolus Classic)
Humanity's first space doughnut?
I should add the 10+ year old Nokia that lives in my pocket.
I still have a Sirius 1 and an Atari 2600 sitting in a cabinet in the shed. I also kept a pair of 12MB 3dfx Voodoo2s for the nostalgia value. None of this equipment is in current use, but it still works (or did last time it was used).
Re: Moral of this story: Don't handle pellets which give off a pretty blue light.
That'll help you if you're dealing with a hydrophilic compound of a radioactive element that has been exposed to water and is emitting Čerenkov radiation.
Pellets of 60Co won't glow on their own.
Having watched their previous two aborts, I missed this one because I didn't know about it!
I can't work out of there's a replay function on their webcast page either.
Re: AC @ 21:25
The M2 Browning has about twice the effective range of the M240, and rightly so.
I should know. I just looked it up on Wikipedia.
Come on guys, your very own article even says that propylene was found, not polypropylene.
Is his nickname Gilbert?
What is this I don't even
I've got a small stack of failed WD drives here.
Of course this proves nothing as I was only using WD at the time; context is everything. I suspect I gave these ones heatstroke. No failed Seagates, or any other manufacturer, so far.
Three Agility 3s running just fine here.
Re: In short
1080p? Aww, how cute.
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