Doesn't it mean that if the original owners still have a backup of the crypto keys laying around somewhere, they could still move the money away?
You didn't read the thread. The point was that if SHA1 is not secure, then GPG signing the (content) hash(es) doesn't make it more secure.
git does include support for gpg signing of commits and tags, which I think is what the GP was talking about (though wrapping one's head around the cryptographic security of how git does it is a bit difficult).
SHA1 in git isn't really used as a cryptographic security measure
All you sign is the commit, i.e. a SHA1 hash.
I bought into Litecoin at under $5 with some hobby money some months ago and it's hanging out at $30. I cashed out my original investment (leaving several times that in Litecoin, yay profit), bought ten Radeon cards and some cheap motherboards with the money, threw together some Debian USB sticks in an evening and am now mining on P2Pool for shits and giggles.
In a few weeks the equipment will have paid for itself, even accounting for the insane difficulty increases. Power is cheap here, so I will do pretty well for a while yet. Bonus: the rigs run hot so I'm basically making a little money heating my house.
You can laugh all you want. I'm having a blast, I've made a tidy profit, I have a bunch of new toys to play with, and if Litecoin ever does go ballistic like Bitcoin did I won't be left on the sidelines like you will. Don't really care about the likelihood of *coins taking over the world, or whatever - there is money to be made and I'm happy to make it.
It's a fun hobby. Honestly, it's play money to me and I've multiplied it several times. Not complaining. More fun than hitting the casino like some people I know, even if it's gambling all the same.
There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village...
One might argue that verifying Bitcoins is less meaningful a computation than contributing to a BOINC project. That said, yes, you do get money out of the one but not the other. But lets look at what you gained. You bought goods that before you didn't have a need for, and you now have a hobby that fills some of your spare time, which is partly technology and partly, as you put it, gambling.
No thanks, I'd rather spend my spare time thinking about solving problems. All your story tells me is that fossil-fuel electricity is too cheap.
The status of German copyright laws is ridiculous. Any law firm can send out threatening letters, literally saying "pay us X Euros or we will take you to court". It's like the Mob.
Why not separate every process from each other one
they could use BOINC too -- its the largest supercomputer on earth
Also, the repository package managers are all shit on Windows. (Yes, there are some.)
ISON, not ISDN -- Inter Stellar Object Notation
Actually, it's International Scientific Optical Network, and the comets name is C/2012 S1 or Comet Nevski–Novichonok.
Installing too many extensions is well known to cause performance and/or stability problems with Firefox.
Having too many extensions does not cause performance/stability problems. Individual, poorly written extensions do, when they leak memory.
Every time Firefox comes up as a topic on
-- You have to hope that the random person continues to update the extension so that it works with future versions of Firefox
Firefox extensions don't need to be updated by the developer for future versions.
-- You have to depend on some random person to create the extensions you need
If that is true, then there are not enough people that have your problem, and are happy with the change Firefox devs introduced.
No, we should ban people who dare to commit typos, and have a zero-tolerance policy on it!
Every time I hear zero-tolerance policy I want to vomit. As if not for every illegal action there isn't be a valid reason that may justifies it. That's the whole point of a jurisdiction, and not to execute the law by letter but in spirit, with some humanity.
Finally a real cloud drive!
One day, our sun will go up in flame, and not even a trace of our existence will be left behind.
There will be traces, and their names are Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2 and New Horizons.
in the paper at http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.6738
Those comments are distracting. Just because others do it, does not make it any better.
The answer to spying is not reverse spying (ala "give me my secret information back") but to exert pressure. Spying is a sign of mistrust and means communication is poor.