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Gavin Andresen Launches Nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation to ‘Standardize, Protect and Promote’ Bitcoin

Mr. Andresen, approaching baller status. (Photo: Facebook)

Bitcoin may have just gotten an upgrade.

Bitcoin Gavin Andresen announced today on the Bitcoin Talk forums that he has launched a non-profit, modeled on the Linux Foundation, that will seek to “help people exchange resources and ideas [about Bitcoin] more freely.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the Linux Foundation, it’s a non-profit aimed at promoting the growth and advancement of Linux, an open-source operating system. David Perry, author of Coding in My Sleep, describes the foundation as: Read More

Brogramming

Some Sparkling Wit at Microsoft Slipped ‘Big Boobs’ Into Random Code

Guys, it's not THAT big of a secret. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Is it possible that Microsoft is partially staffed by developers who are, literally, 12-year-old boys? Maybe we’re dealing with a Big situation, here? Because we’re pretty sure that’s the best possible explanation for this, from NetworkWorld:

“Some chucklehead working for Microsoft thought it would be funny to slip a thinly camouflaged sexist remark — “big boobs” — into software code that connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft’s HyperV virtualization product.”

We could easily work ourselves into a tizzy over this. But instead, we’ll take a cue from our unflappable high school principle and say: Guys, we work on the Internet. It’s going to take a lot more than some juvenile reference to titties to shock us.