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Submission + - Bitcoin suffers from 50% loss due to DDoS (techcrunch.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Mt Gox writes, “Attackers wait until the price of Bitcoins reaches a certain value, sell, destabilize the exchange, wait for everybody to panic-sell their Bitcoins, wait for the price to drop to a certain amount, then stop the attack and start buying as much as they can. Repeat this two or three times like we saw over the past few days and they profit.”
Mt Gox's response to the matter has been less than perfect, while other platforms like BTC-e have had little down time.
Is this what we can expect from the future of Bitcoin? Is it time for Mt. Gox to move aside for the betterment of Bitcoin? Are Bitcoin users forever at the mercy of DDoS attacks?

Submission + - BitCoin Currency Manipulation from DDoS Attacks (techcrunch.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: The recent DDoS attacks on BitCoin exchanges appears to be an attempt at manipulating the price of the currency. The attackers wait until the price gets to a certain point, sell their BitCoins, destabilize the exchanges with DDoS attacks, and buy up the coins from panic sellers.

Submission + - German Ban on "Doom" Finally Lifted (ign.com)

An anonymous reader writes: 18 Years after its debut, "Doom", the game that almost single-handedly popularized the FPS genre (remember when we just called them "Doom Clones"?) is finally seeing the light of legality in the nation of Germany. The lifting of the ban also applies to the beloved sequel "Doom II". A release date has yet to be set. I recommend that Germans who have not found some way to play this game over the last 18 years, please do so upon its release. Despite its age, it's still fun as hell. (Pun very much intended.)

Submission + - E=mc^2 is a liberal conspiracy (talkingpointsmemo.com)

Geoffrey.landis writes: "Conservapedia," was founded to be a conservative-tilted alternative to Wikipedia.
From the article: "To many conservatives, almost everything is a secret liberal plot: from fluoride in the water to medicare reimbursements for end-of-life planning with your doctor to efforts to teach evolution in schools. But Conservapedia founder and Eagle Forum University instructor Andy Schlafly — Phyllis Schlafly's son — has found one more liberal plot: the theory of relativity."
Yes, that's right: relativity is apparently a liberal plot. No doubt, the atomic bomb is a hoax, just like the moon landing and global warming.


Submission + - Outrageous AMD Viral Video Targets Nvidia's Fermi (hardocp.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Steve at HardOCP just posted a link to a Hollywood-style AMD viral video that pokes fun at the inefficiencies of NV's Fermi GPU architecture. Says Steve: "I don’t want to say too much and ruin this video for you so I’ll just say that everyone (that means you) needs to watch this."

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.