But that case was designed for the Kindle 2, which (I think?) *doesn't* put power across those pins. If that's the case, this is mostly a Kindle 3 design flaw - they should have made the slot spacing different so you couldn't use a Kindle 2 case.
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Not as hot as you might think; most of western North Carolina is at a pretty high altitude and has quite moderate summers. Pre-air-conditioning, summer vacation in the Appalachian mountains was popular among upper class New Yorkers, so...
Well, maybe he's bringing along one of our prototype military lasers! There are solid-state 100Kw lasers in test that I'm sure will sink a wooden ship just fine...!
"Kids, remember to study math and science. Because math and science will let you build LASER CANNONS to BLOW #$% UP!"
No, no, no. For this, use a one-time pad.
What you do is this:
Take your file (A). Generate a block of high-entropy random data (B).
Now generate (A xor B), and throw away A. You now have two random files, B and (A xor B), and B xor (A xor B) will give you A again.
A cute variant: instead of generating a really random B, use pseudo-random data generated from a known key (mp3 rip of some song of a particular version of a CD, gzip of linux kernel source), and don't even keep B with you; regenerate it on the other side. There are lots of ways to screw this trick up, though, so consult a cryptographer.
You could use more than 2 files if you want, the idea is basically the same.
A lot less; it's not a coincidence that IBM never publishes any industry-standard benchmarks on these things.
Don't get me wrong; they're fast, but they're not magic, and they're not remotely competitive on a price/raw-compute-cycle basis. If that's what you want go get a beowulf cluster.
Actually, I believe it does now. 3D driver support is even worse than Linux, though.
I've read of people trying to sell this in Iceland - cold, and you have cheap geothermal power!
They were having trouble finding users who weren't turned off by the expensive bandwidth, last I'd heard...
Short form:if P=NP, crypto is something of a futile effort - that implies that there's a non-brute-force crack to every possible private-key algorythm. I suppose it might still be slow enough for the crypto to be useful, but I woudl expect you would end up needing gigantic keys.
Most everybody assumed that P!=NP, but nobody has been able to prove it.
This is a key point; for all we know, he did 9 other tests that showed no signs of irregularities and published only this one!
Suspicious? Yes. Smoking gun? Not even close.
Yes. Chip plants may use a lot of water, but it's a drop in the bucket (so to speak) next to farming.
So, it's a Linux port that will only be usable by people who dual-boot? Good grief.
I bet you could hack together a workaround without massive effort; write a case-desensitizer FUSE filesystem, and have it 'remount' a case-insensitive view of an existing filesystem in an alternate path.
I think a tetrahedron, growing into a 8-sided d8 kind of thing, then back - a cube has six faces, but a hypercube has eight cubes for, er, faces (one on each end, and then a cube connecting the faces of each of those).
Not at all sure, though.
Obviously, the answer is velociraptors.
That's why we need to be more proactive; instead of trying to eliminate all the invalid keys, we should just pick the strongest possible key and standardize on it.
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