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Comment: Re:Hmmm.... (Score 1) 444

by werdnapk (#36523712) Attached to: Canada Rolls Out Plastic Money
Coins go in my pocket, bills go in my wallet. I don't like a thick wallet and if it is, I'd prefer it being filled with bills that are actually useful such as $5 and above. Why have 5 $1 bills taking up the space of 1 $5 bill? No thank you. Coins are also easier to use in machines (vending, tranist, etc.)... no need to press coins flat multiple times until they're accepted. If a big wad of $1 or $2 bills makes you feel rich or is used to impress the ladies then I guess you have a point.

Comment: Re:Curious question (Score 1) 370

by werdnapk (#36246540) Attached to: 10-Year Study Reveals Electron Shape
An ellipsoid (shape of the Earth) could have been another possible shape for an electron I suppose. The earth bulges due to gravity and centrifugal forces from it's spin. An electron spins too, but if it's a near perfect sphere then this spin doesn't appear to have any effect on its shape, nor does gravity... as far as we can tell so far I guess. Interesting.

+ - WebGL flaw leaves GPU exposed to hackers

Submitted by recoiledsnake
recoiledsnake (879048) writes "Google spent a lot of time yesterday talking up WebGL, but UK security firm Context seems to think users should disable the feature because it poses a serious security threat, and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) is encouraging people to heed that advice. According to Context, a malicious site could pass code directly to a computer's GPU and trigger a denial of service attack or simply crash the machine. Ne'er-do-wells could also use WebGL and the Canvas element to pull image data from another domain, which could then be used as part of a more elaborate attack. Khronos, the group that organizes the standard, responded by pointing out that there is an extension available to graphics card manufacturers that can detect and protect against DoS attacks, but it did little to satisfy Context — the firm argues that inherent flaws in the design of WebGL make it very difficult to secure."

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