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Comment: Re:"it's also a smart visual explanation of why... (Score 1) 262

I had a watch with a full scientific calculator on it when I was a kid. My fingers were small enough to press the buttons, but an adult likely would have needed a pencil lead to push the buttons.
It died when we were having squirtgun fights and I dunked my arm in a bucket and forgot I was wearing the watch :(
I loved that watch.

Comment: Re:Attach video in kid's 2026 college application (Score 1) 196

by Cruciform (#46664645) Attached to: Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

I lucked out guessing a wifi password once. The neighbor's had put up a network and called it "harunyahya". I googled for it and came up with some wacky creationist conspiracy nut. One of the most common words on the site was 'truth'. So I used that as the password and got in on my first attempt.

A little bit research and a lot of luck. Pretty satisfying either way :)

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 0) 1744

by Cruciform (#46652475) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

All boycotting does is remove a portion of the revenue stream, accompanied by statements as to why.
It was up to them to decide if his value as a CEO was greater than the lost revenue.

Companies are realizing that it's not in their best interest to affiliate with those people who are against equality for citizens.

Comment: Re:Not necessarily hate (Score 1) 1482

by Cruciform (#46632805) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

That argument holds no water in the real world. How many Christians do you see objecting to homosexuality, then going out to tell people not to eat at Red Lobster, not to wear mixed fabrics, and advising farmers not to plant multiple crops in a field.

They're just using cherry picked content to defend bigotry. Not doing it for "love".

Comment: Re:A new law in not what is needed (Score 1) 519

by Cruciform (#46426939) Attached to: Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

The second amendment only says that you have the right to bear arms.
Not which ones you are allowed to bear. There is no enshrined constitutional right for you to own to own a gun or a missile.

Under the constitution the government is within their rights to limit you to owning a sword and prohibiting your ownership of other weapons.

Comment: Re:Can someone explain this theft? (Score 1) 232

by Cruciform (#46352333) Attached to: Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

When you set up a bitcoin wallet it creates a wallet.dat file which contains your private key. This is what you never want anyone else to have.
The clients present you with an option to encrypt the wallet so transactions can not be made without entering a password, but not everyone does it. So if someone gets their hands on your wallet.dat file they can put it in their own wallet and use it to send your coins to another address.

Comment: Re:Time for an ecologically sound cryptocurrency (Score 1) 156

by Cruciform (#46312787) Attached to: Riecoin: A Cryptocurrency With a Scientific Proof of Work

Gridcoin. You can mine normally with cgminer, but you also earn coins from your BOINC work. They're currently implementing a feature called scrypt-sleep which will rest your transaction mining so that BOINC apps which utilize GPU will earn work credits that way.
The dev has been working hard on it, and releases updates every day or two for the mining client.

No hardware designer should be allowed to produce any piece of hardware until three software guys have signed off for it. -- Andy Tanenbaum