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Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 4, Insightful) 148

very cost effective when they don't pay up, so it's a double win - no need to pay money to hire security experts when a community of bug hunters will do the work for a token bounty, and no reason to actually pay the bounty when you can find a technicality

Except this only works a couple times. Who is going to spend their time on Groupon now that they know they'll weasel out of paying?

Comment: Re:Why can't old equipment have a second life... (Score 1) 78

by un1nsp1red (#49539685) Attached to: Africa E-Waste Dump Continues Hyperbole War
Not to mention that many businesses cycle through their computers based on accounting practices. e.g., Several companies I've worked at had five-year depreciation schedules. Each year, they can write off 20% of the cost of a computer. After five years, the depreciation runs out and it makes sense to replace those machines.

Comment: Re:Better than any fictional crime drama (Score 1) 144

by un1nsp1red (#49374949) Attached to: Silk Road Investigators Charged With Stealing Bitcoin
It has nothing to do with bitcoin. Are you telling me DEA agents (and the rest) never get caught stealing cash? Or drugs? It's more about opportunity and something of value that some tool thinks he can steal without getting caught. If they had confiscated a bunch of gold bars, some LEO would try to put one in his pocket in the evidence room.

Comment: Re:It has an acronym , so it will fail. (Score 1) 149

by un1nsp1red (#49322519) Attached to: Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM Education

Pedagogy (teaching methods) also make little difference. By far the most significant factors are cultural. Regions that do well in educating their children place a high value on education, and set high expectations.

Give this article a read (re: teaching methods): http://www.theguardian.com/edu...

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