It's only going to get bigger. Bit of a flaw in the system, that.
Not just yet, please. I'm just about to mine some myself. Not because I think I've a snowball's hope in hell of making a profit off it - I'll be lucky to pay for the power. I'm just interested to see how the maths works, and a good way to find out what this technology can do is to play with it.
There may still be a niche in informal transfers: Party A buys coin, sends to party B, B sells coin. Potentially handy for those who are unable to deal with conventional payment processors (Criminals, activist groups under government oppression, those affected by international sanctions, people in obscure countries where Paypal does no operate) or who are just unwilling (Anti-corporate idealists, paranoid activists, people worried about the many paypal stories of those who struggled to get their money out).
As a medium of long-term storage, or even something you could price goods in, it's just too volatile.
They *made* it mainstream.
Self-financing police departments create a conflict of interest. It pressures the police to go for the crimes that bring them the most money - ones that are easy and cheap to detect, even if they don't actually cause any time - and to resort to dirty tricks to increase the profit further. There's a simple solution to this: Don't give the fines to the departments (or, in this case, contracted companies) who actually enforce the law. Put them into a big state-wide pot, and each year divide it up between departments in the ratio of population (Possibly adjusted for crime rate). Likewise to any proceeds from police auctions and asset seizures.
It may have been better to update BIOS (new partition table format, minor things like that). Keep it simple, and doing what BIOS does: Boot the OS then get out of the way. Instead EFI got some serious scope creep, to the point it has to boot a whole operating system (including drivers stored on disk and IP stack!) just in order to load the real OS.
That's what you get for outsourcing your propaganda to the private sector.
Be warned: The hardware in the Retinas is somewhat dubiously EFI and ACPI complient. You can get it running linux, but it takes a fair amount of hackery to deal with the weirdness.
Maybe. But once you reach about 80% efficient, it's going to hit a point of diminishing returns.
George Boole. He invented the formal mathematical system of boolean logic.
It's probably where they hide the money for the *really* secret projects.
There's a wide variation in life expecency depending upon usage pattern, quality of manufacture, temperature, supplied voltage and sheer luck.
And hardly ever need replacing. The margin may be higher, but they'll seriously drop in volume sold.
The purpose of the envelope is to keep people from touching the halogen lamp envelope. Those things run very hot. Even the slightest brush of fingertips to it would cause blistering, so it gets an extra outer envelope too.
What he proposes, best I can see, is moving website login away from strictly the domain of HTTP where it is separate from TLS, and instead making it part of the cryptographic authentication. So when you log into slashdot, your password acts as a shared secret - even if an attacker is able to intercept and modify all communications, without the shared secret they couldn't generate the appropriate shared key and so couldn't decrypt or impersonate.
Obvious weaknesses that I see:
- Completly reworking the TLS/HTTP authentication stack with significent architectural changes in browser, server and website scripts.
- All websites require an account to authenticate, leading to massive proliferation of passwords and inevitable reuse.
- Provides security only after signup over secure channel - the initial account creation process would still be very vulnerable to impersonation attacks.