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Wow, #Armv7   computer, capable of running Linux and only the size of a USB key. The future is now.
The USB armory from Inverse Path is an open source hardware design, implementing a flash drive sized computer. The compact USB powered device provides a platform for developing and running a variety of applications. The security features of the USB armory System on a Chip (SoC), combined with ...
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Says Monty: "Apparently all we have to do is stand back and let the dominant players commit suicide while they dance around Schroedinger's Cash Box."
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That's their ideology. Patents are good because the patent owner gets to sue and win lots of money. Being sued and losing lots of money just means that the system works and they need more patents. It's stupid and destructive but the people who set this course don't make or invent anything, so they don't care. 
 
After #StraightjacketFits , #ShaneCarter had a band called #Dimmer which I only just found out about today.
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The Z3 Theorem prover is now under the MIT License.
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What could possibly go wrong?

      rm -rf $SQUID_PIDFILE_DIR/*

#fail #notsquid  
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But remember guys, replacing all this shell script garbage with systemd is destroying linux.
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I think that a problem with bitcoin might be that (it a bitcoin-only system) it's hard to reduce income / wealth inequality, and there are multiple studies showing that low income / wealth inequailty is valuable to both the economy as a whole as well as having benefit across many "happiness" measures.

But, maybe that's not as big a problem as I think; I really enjoy using bitcoin -- it's easier and more secure than using a credit card or cash.
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#Banksters at it again. This time its "dynamic currency conversion" and people using credit cards outside their own country being screwed.
As far as bank robberies go, this one is bigger, and just as fiendish, as any. It is called “dynamic currency conversion” and it is a robbery being perpetrated by banks upon the unwitting customers in their tens of thousands.
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Wow, useful to know. I don't think I've seen this in SA.

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<sigh>
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
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We need find all the politicians who voted for this in parliment and vote them out of office.
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Maybe GitHub should start offering "Do you want to add a 'I haven't had a warrant for this software' file?" auto-generation service just like they do with READMEs :p
 
"The Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015, expected to become law within weeks, regulates high-tech research and development in Australia…and may drive the nation’s best researchers and academics overseas for good."
A law just enacted severely jeopardises expansion and growth of Australia's research expertise, particularly in academic and science circles, in the name of Defence. The effects could be profound.
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There's a book called Eloquent JavaScript. I'm suspicious of any book that combines positive adjectives and “JavaScript”. The author clearly doesn't understand the subject matter. Here are some suggestions for books in other fields:

Dentistry: Wisdom Teeth Removal: The Good Parts
CIA: Making Waterboarding Go Swimmingly
Veterinary physician: Uplifting Ways to Put Pets Down
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Working on an improved INNO Setup based Windows installer for #libsndfile . The "improved" bit means having to write code in #Pascal . Wow, what a horrible language.
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+Liam O'Connor My objection to Pascal was mostly syntactic (nested if/then/else with begin/end is just horrible) rather than semantic.
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Software hacker. Compiler geek.
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Two of my projects, libsndfile and libsamplerate are installed on just about every Linux desktop system on the planet.
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