It's a very long story, but I basically worked as a fixer for an HPC company on contract for a few years. I'd log in remotely or (occasionally) fly out and fix messes made by people who didn't know how to solve problems with Linux servers using critical thinking. I'd watch them sometimes and they'd try the only thing they knew how to do, over and over again, without realizing that it wasn't fixing the problem. Instead of narrowing down what could be causing the issue and then doing some research/googling/RTFM and bothering to understand the issue, they'd just reboot the machine over and over, progressively screw up config files worse and worse, and then eventually I'd get called in to fix it. I don't know if it's possible to teach critical thinking skills, or if they're just developed over a lot of self-directed experiments, or if it's an issue of intelligence, but it's got to be costing companies untold millions of dollars every year in the US alone.
So keeping is not owning? Really?
You can argue all day about whether the 2nd amendment should be in place. It's a lot harder to argue about the intent. The founding fathers thought a free people should be armed. http://www.buckeyefirearms.org...
I'm pro-second-amendment and socially liberal. There are plenty of others like me.
And my point is that there are things worse than a higher risk of death.
Oh and I forgot, at least one treatment for it, Flagyl, actually makes you feel worse. But at least then you're done and can stop taking it.
Not me, I drink only the purest rainwater to protect my bodily fluids.
I'm guessing you haven't had amoebic dysentery. It saps all your energy and makes you poop blood. I'll take driving to work, thank you.
"Proof of work in bitcoin is not really any proof of work either because it's just a guessing game" -- it seems you don't understand proof of work. If you don't do the work to guess, you don't get the right answer very many times.
Here, sorry I was a lazy bum before. http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1puk1a/arxiv_paper_majority_is_not_enough_bitcoin_mining/
You can't establish value in a distributed fashion any better than with proof of work (that we know of right now). For a stupid alternative, look at ppcoin, which plans to eventually rely on "proof of stake" but currently relies primarily on proof of work.
This attack would be very, very difficult to achieve. Doesn't seem very worrying and I'm sure it'll be fixed well before it becomes an issue. There are already some pretty good discussions on
/r/Bitcoin/ covering why it's not as big a deal as the sensational headline here makes it out to be.
I can't speak to KDE, but it's been fine in i3wm and Gnome for me.
I find it more convenient to have separate monitors, saves trouble partitioning a single large monitor all the time (unless you use a tiling wm).
And here you can see it in action. I use i3wm. Works great. http://blog.brocktice.com/2013/05/29/new-treadmill-treadmill-desk-setup/