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

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:Hmmm.... (Score 1) 444

Canadian here and I spend a lot of time in the states and I really don't like a pile of american $1 bills taking up room in my wallet; they're quite useless afaic. I'll take the loonie and twoonie any day.

Comment Re:Curious question (Score 1) 370

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.

Submission + - WebGL flaw leaves GPU exposed to hackers

recoiledsnake 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.

Comment Pre-1952? (Score 5, Insightful) 100

So why no reports from before 1952? Roswell incident occurred in 1947. I imagine before this people just attributed "UFO"s to natural "unexplained" causes, but then Roswell got so much exposure that I guess it made more sense for people to take the easy way out and say it's aliens. We're still discovering amazing natural occurrences in our atmosphere.

I'm not saying a UFO have never stopped by to take a look, but 99.999% of reports are likely explained by natural causes.

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