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I work on the MultiBit Bitcoin wallet. It's free and open source under the MIT license. Now we're about to monetise it. 

Here's how and why:

https://multibit.org/blog/2014/04/11/multibit-hd-brit.html
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Need a quick countdown timer - perhaps for your Pomodoro session?

Type this into Google: timer for 1 hour

Ideal.
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Yeah, can't have everything, eh?
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If you've got time (and a deep understanding of solid state electronics) then take a look at this demonstration of a hardware Trojan at the sub-gate level.

http://people.umass.edu/gbecker/BeckerChes13.pdf

TL;DR They can compromise a chip design (verified by an independent security company) which is NIST SP800-90, FIPS 140-2, and ANSI X9.82 compliant. They can modify the digital post-processing of the design at the sub-transistor level to compromise the security of keys generated with the RNG.

Their Trojan is capable of reducing the security of the produced random number from 128 bits to n bits, where n can be chosen. Despite these changes, the modified Trojan RNG passes not only the Built-In-Self-Test (BIST) but also generates random numbers that pass the NIST test suite for random numbers.

TL;DR for the TL;DR

All crypto hardware could be compromised. Start getting your random numbers from the background radiation of the universe.
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Go to multibit.org and review the help files for your version. Lots of useful info there. For more detail review the issues in the GitHub repo. 
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It's time for me to start looking for a new Java web development contract so I thought I'd put the word out on G+ and see if anyone would like to get in touch.

My code: https://github.com/gary-rowe
My writing: http://gary-rowe.com

I wonder if the time is right to get paid in Bitcoin...
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I don't think I've got your email address. I can't say what it's for on a public channel, but general job description is here: http://www.monitise.com/careers/250

The office is near Pontypridd
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Isaac Asimov, writing in 1964, attempts to imagine the world of 2014 and comes across as remarkably prescient. Worth a read.

http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/23/lifetimes/asi-v-fair.html
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Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of old stories. Here's one from 2002: "The case of the 500-mile email"

http://www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html
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I had forgotten about this story.  Last time I read it I was trying to set up a mail server.
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Great article from Andreas Antonopoulos. Worth a read.
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Did you know that if you are a parent in the UK and you take your child out of school outside of designated holidays you will have to pay a fine of £2,500 per parent and may face 3 months in prison?

If you're concerned by the implications of this awful law please consider signing this petition even if you're not in the UK or a parent:

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/reverse-the-changes-to-school-term-time-family-holiday-rules

As a parent, I'm absolutely stunned at this. Imagine if you serve in the military and have no say when you can take a break to see your children. Or what if you work with a company that demands you take holiday during term time?

Pure insanity.
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+Gary Rowe Take a look at some of our Home Schooling pieces : http://irdial.com/blogdial/?p=2520 and by category: http://irdial.com/blogdial/?cat=48 in the UK the Sate is desperate to control all families and brainwash children. Anything that gets in the way of that, is to be crushed.
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Get some perspective with this week's Archdruid Report (there's no druidry in it):

http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.co.uk/
Earlier this week, I was trying to think of ways to talk about the gap between notions about the future we’ve all absorbed from the last three hundred years of fossil-fueled progress, on the one hand, and the ways of thinking...
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I was watching TV the other day (pretty rare these days) and I heard this tune in the background. I had no idea what it was so fired up Shazam (2580 on the mobile) and got it to record the soundtrack while the announcer talked all over it.

Shazam had a long think and then came up with "Club Penguin - Music for a Found Harmonium". Result!

I find it rather uplifting maybe you will too.

EDIT: That should be Penguin Cafe Orchestra!
Oops.
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Spotify activated. Jolly good. Many tracks sound rather familiar.
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Working full time on MultiBit HD
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Suggested circles (ahem): Programmer, Bitcoin, Geek, Inspirational

I am CEO of Bitcoin Solutions Ltd which is the UK company behind the popular open source MultiBit desktop wallet. We have several open source Java projects in GitHub and usually release our code under MIT license to the community.

I also contribute to various open source projects, notably XChange and BitcoinJ. Both are significant parts of the Java Bitcoin ecosystem. If you're interested in Bitcoin, then I suggest this FAQ as a good introduction.

Check out gary-rowe.com for my personal blog.
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Climbed Kilimanjaro; walked the West Highland Way (100 mile solo); bungie jumped off Karawau Bridge; parachuted from 12,000ft; did white and black water rafting; ran a sub-ultra marathon etc etc
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