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Comment: Re:monarch/aristocracy/corporations (Score 1) 192

by mhotchin (#47943489) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

Just a nit - the monarch of Canada is, in fact, the Queen of Canada, who just happens to *also* be the Queen of England. Multiple jobs, same person. It's a subtle but important distinction. Canada no longer is 'ruled' by England, and in fact the article you linked to makes that important distinction.

Comment: Re:"Vote Selling" Misdirection (Score 1) 190

One can sell your vote, but there is no way for the *buyer* to validate his purchase with show-up-at-the-polls voting.
You can sell your vote and vote anyway you like. The whole *point* of anonymous, in person voting is to prevent coercion.

In contrast to online voting, where your boss says "Login and let me do the voting, or you're fired.".

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 502

by mhotchin (#47584101) Attached to: Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

But who cares? Unless you have an entity in that country that they can issue a court order to, they can blather all they want.

The US isn't invading the EU and seizing servers. It's compelling a *US* company to turn over data it has control over. It doesn't matter where the data is.

That the breaks for multi-nationals - if you don't want to deal with conflicting laws, then GTFO one of the jurisdictions. Otherwise, suck it up and accept that you will have legal liability somewhere, and it's just the cost of doing business.

Comment: Re:Murica (Score 1) 502

by mhotchin (#47584053) Attached to: Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Well, *everything*. The US isn't forcing anyone in the EU to do anything - they are forcing a US company to do something, which incidentally involves data stored in the EU.

If a US company has a subsidiary in Iran, then *of course* that is under the jurisdiction of the Iranian courts, and can be compelled to release any and all data they have access to. The obvious solution is to make sure the subsidiaries don not have access to data that you don't want the foreign Gvt to have.

Comment: Re:The CA should not revoke the certificates, (Score 4, Informative) 151

by mhotchin (#46742695) Attached to: Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

IE 11 (at least) works properly, right out of the box:

There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.

This organization's certificate has been revoked.
Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.
We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.
Click here to close this webpage.

+ - MtGox finds 200,000 missing bitcoins in old wallet-> 3

Submitted by strikethree
strikethree (811449) writes "BBC — Bankrupt Japanese firm MtGox said in a filing that it has found 200,000 lost bitcoins.

The firm said it found the bitcoins — worth around $116m (£70m) — in an old digital wallet from 2011.

That brings the total number of bitcoins the firm lost down to 650,000 from 850,000.

MtGox, formerly the world's largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy in February, after it said it lost thousands of bitcoins to hackers."

Link to Original Source

+ - The Cosmic Speed Limit

Submitted by StartsWithABang
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "At 299,792,458 meters-per-second, the speed of light in a vacuum is the fastest anything in the Universe can ever hope to move, right? As it turns out, that's only true for massless particles like photons, gluons and gravitons; massive particles are limited even moreso, thanks to the leftover glow from the Big Bang. Full story here."

Comment: Re:Uhhmm,, replace the case. Destroy bad cases. (Score 1) 653

by mhotchin (#46528631) Attached to: $30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Too expensive. The meters are held in a bonded warehouse, so nobody at Sparkfun can actually get at them. Even if you can find someone bonded to do the work for you, the labour costs would be prohibitive - on the order of $150/hour/person.

Also, daily storage costs are eating up the value of the shipment - it's possible that by the time replacement cases arrived, even the storage costs make this a loser.

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