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Comment: Re:The Problem (Score 4, Insightful) 332

by Henrik Gullaksen (#46035965) Attached to: Marc Andreessen On Why Bitcoin Matters (And A Critique)

I would say "The Cat" is right.

The more persons that uses Bitcoin the more coin's will be lost.

The time between finding new Bitcoins is getting longer and longer. And they do not replace the lost ones they are just generated.
So if Bitcoins becomes a every man/woman thing. Then the value of a single Bitcoin will raise to something insane before it will just die because the number of persons actually having coins will be to small to function as a currency.

Comment: But no one told me (Score 5, Informative) 53

by Henrik Gullaksen (#45212313) Attached to: Users Slow to Update Netgear ReadyNAS Boxes Open To Remote Exploit

I have a ReadyNAS Pro 6
But I have not received any message from my NAS that there was a firmware update.
I get an E-Mail from my NAS everytime it runs it scrubbing. But have not received any messages about firmware updates.
I just logged in to my NAS and asked it to check for updates. And there was one.

If they want to get people to update the firmware. Then they should inform people that there is updates.


Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents 153

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the now-and-forever dept.
sfcrazy writes "Google has announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge. In the pledge Google says that they will not sue any user, distributor, or developer of Open Source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. Under this pledge, Google is starting off with 10 patents relating to MapReduce, a computing model for processing large data sets first developed at Google. Google says that over time they intend to expand the set of Google's patents covered by the pledge to other technologies." This is in addition to the Open Invention Network, and their general work toward reforming the patent system. The patents covered in the OPN will be free to use in Free/Open Source software for the life of the patent, even if Google should transfer ownership to another party. Read the text of the pledge. It appears that interaction with non-copyleft licenses (MIT/BSD/Apache) is a bit weird: if you create a non-free fork it appears you are no longer covered under the pledge.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.