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Comment: Re:A Simple Retort (Score 1) 556

The nature of God is such that it cannot be proven. Otherwise, we lose the choice to believe.

Belief is not a choice.

For example, you don't have the choice to believe that you exist. You either believe that, or don't.

If I wake up one day and say today I'm choosing to believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I'd be just pretending to believe in Him. Of course if I actually truly believed in His Noodly Appendage, then I wouldn't have the choice to simply un-blieve in Him anytime I like. Otherwise I would just be pretending.


+ - Bitcoin Exchange BitFloor Shut after Attacker Steals 24,000 BTC->

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hypnosec writes: An attacker managed to access an unencrypted backup of wallet keys and steal 24,000 BTC equaling more than a quarter of a million USD following which Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor has been shutdown while the investigation of theft is going on. The attack was carried out sometime last night because of which Roman Shtylman – founder of Bitfloor suspended operations of the exchange. While we are writing this, the exchange rate of 1BTC is $10.40 US, taking the total value of the heist to $250,800 US. You can check the current rates through Preev. In a forum post, Shtylman has urged Bitcoin users that BitFloor needs their help.
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Comment: Re:Free market for the win (Score 4, Informative) 644

by neo00 (#38269140) Attached to: Will Firefox Lose Google Funding?

"There still isn't a fully functional equivalent of AdBlock Plus even"
Yes there is...

From the same page you referred to:

We are currently working on providing the same experience for Google Chrome as what you are used to from Firefox. Please keep in mind that we are not there yet and much work still needs to be done. There are also known Google Chrome bugs and limitations that need to be resolved.

+ - John McCarthy, creator of LISP closes his last par->

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Centurix writes: "The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died today. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first “computer-chess” match between scientists in the US and the USSR. He transmitted the moves by telegraph."
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Comment: Re:Easy to remedy (Score 5, Insightful) 147

by neo00 (#35619886) Attached to: MS Removes HTTPS From Hotmail For Troubled Nations
Now explain to my grandmother, who just got her first email last week, how and why she needs to do that.

On the other hand, the oppressive governments over there will LOVE that. It's probably even better than insecure FB or Twitter since everything ultimately goes to the people's emails.
As someone from one the mentioned countries, I'd like to ask Microsoft, do you realize now you might be very well putting many people at a greater risk of being arrested or killed. People are being KILLED for expressing some of their opinions in some of these places these days.


Comment: Re:But there's no status bar (Score 1) 181

by neo00 (#35324828) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 12 Released; Fixes Over 650 Bugs
OK, correcting myself in one point. My claim that the url popup was transparent turned out to so because of KDE Oxigen them I'm using with FF. Reverting to the default FF4b12 theme, the URL popup does hide the contents behind it.
However, the other scenario I raised about fake links is still very plausible IMHO.

Comment: Re:But there's no status bar (Score 1) 181

by neo00 (#35324726) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 12 Released; Fixes Over 650 Bugs
A malicious page can have a fake link - text that looks like a link, shows the URL on the bottom of the page using JS when mouse is over the fake link. FF won't hide that with its own popup since it's not a real link.
I can also give more complex scenarios based on the fact that FF shows the URL transparently. (Think about floating

with transparent or no background color). In other words it doesn't hide the page contents in the back.

"Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas." - Ian Fleming, "Casino Royale"