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Comment: Re:If Only the Article Addressed That ... (Score 2) 372

by OverlordQ (#48888185) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

I read the article. I'm just claiming bullshit on the argument that somehow this physics professor is such a master psychological manipulator that he coerced dozens of women halfway across the world to send him nudes over the internet for no good reason.

If you're *that* emotionally troubled with abandonment issues that you're sending a guy over the internet that has no leverage over you nudes, I dont see how you can deal with offline interactions period.


Canonical Launches Internet-of-Things Version of Ubuntu Core 43

Posted by Soulskill
from the things-need-love-too dept.
darthcamaro writes: Ubuntu Linux isn't just for desktops, servers and the cloud anymore. Mark Shuttleworth wants Ubuntu to be the operating system of choice for the Internet of Things too. The new Snappy Ubuntu Core is targeted at device developers and it's the basis for an entire new division of Canonical Inc. The promise of Snappy Ubuntu Core is also one of security, protecting the devices of the world, by keeping them updated. "With Snappy there is also a division of responsibilities for updating that can also help protect IoT devices and users. So we could deliver an update for a Heartbleed or Shellshock vulnerability, completely independently of the lawnmower control app that would come from the lawnmower company," Shuttleworth said.

Comment: Re:A metric for price (Score 4, Informative) 290

by OverlordQ (#48821029) Attached to: Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

> If there isn't enough mining going on to produce the mining rewards that should be awarded daily, the difficulty will quarter every two weeks until the rewards are enough to incentivize miners to continue doing so.

The difficulty only gets changed after the number of blocks since the last adjustment have been met. If less people mine, blocks take longer, blocks take longer, adjustment takes longer. So if people keep dropping out, it'll be a lot more than two weeks for the next adjustment.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.