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You can get the subscription fee waived if you join the LDS Church.

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/create-free-account-familys...

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How do they verify you're LDS?

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They ask the Church's servers.

The Church is meticulous about good record keeping (which is what makes them so good at genealogy in the first place), and every official member of the LDS church has a unique member identification number, used for things like tracking donations, ordinance records, and, of course, genealogy. Nowadays, the vast majority of these records are digitized and you can access them online through Church-owned-and-operated websites. If you happen not to be in the system yet (maybe you were baptized in the jungles of New Guinea and have only just made it back to civilization), it's pretty simple to meet up with a bishop or clerk who can verify your paper records and tell you what your membership number is, which will let you set up an account on Church websites.

So, to summarize, the Church knows who its members are, and knows how to associate them with online identities. When one of them wants free access to Ancestry.com, it's basically the same process as "Sign in with Google" and such- you tell Ancestry that you're LDS, Ancestry asks the Church's servers if you're telling the truth, and the Church's authentication system teels Ancestry to let you in.

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You ask the membership clerk of your ward for your membership number, which you use to upgrade your familysearch.org account to an LDS account. Then ancestry.com uses OAuth to get access to your familysearch account.

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Sounds like a pretty steep price, eternal damnation for $240 :P

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The website upgrade is free if you bought it this year, and it's only $24.99 if you bought it before 2013. Isn't that a little cheaper?

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Amazon now has Cloud Player Premium[1], which is very similar to iTunes Match.

"Import your music collection - even music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CDs. All imported songs we match are instantly made available in Cloud Player and upgraded to high-quality 256 Kbps audio."

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2658409011

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exactly. which means i need to rip everything. i dont. amazon should just take my cds and give me mp3s.

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It's more likely UpNext's data.

http://gigaom.com/2012/07/02/exclusive-amazon-buys-3d-mappin...

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It looks like this is affecting iTunes Match, possibly. I have two tracks just sitting there, waiting to upload and running lsof -i shows iTunes with a connection to an AWS machine.

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Wild speculation: PassBook heralds NFC in the new iPhone, but since Apple doesn't want to reveal anything about new hardware at WWDC, they left out anything that would give that away.

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When I solved it, the program just stopped running.

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My browser crashes presumably because I use 'while true'. Chrome Version 19.0.1084.52

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It looks like his changes appear in the game window without rebuilding the program. Is that what everyone else is seeing? Is this a technique I should know about?

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Hotswap bug fixing is the Java term for it. .NET calls it Edit and Continue. Much the same thing has existed in Smalltalk and Lisp etc. for much longer.

It's particularly well suited for things like a game loop or a server, because it works best (or rather usually, only) when the code you're editing is not on the stack.

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Are you still limited to method bodies? It seems reasonable that the method signatures and object layouts couldn't be modified because that would invalidate a lot of code already in memory and that may already be optimized.

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See JRebel mentioned by the other poster for more dramatic modification.

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It's basically edit and continue in debug mode.

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He is using JRebel i guess.

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I only recently payed the $99, but I downloaded all the WWDC 2010 videos months ago.

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I have received the following email 6 times, edited to remove referral code and Bitcoin address:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

A few hours ago the Bitcoin trading website Mt Gox has been hacked. Malicious individuals have been able to obtain a database containing usernames, email address and encrypted passwords. This information has been posted publicly on the internet.

As a Bitcoin supporter I'm now sending a message to every email address contained in the hacked database. This is to warn you that your username, email address and password have been leaked. I therefore strongly advice you to change your passwords. If you have used the same password on different websites it's highly recommended to change your password on all of your accounts!

For a more secure alternative to Mt Gox, the community appears to be moving to TradeHill. So this is no reason to lose faith in Bitcoin itself. It must be seen as a warning that not every website can be trusted with your data however! Their link is http://www.tradehill.com/?r=XXXXXXX (Note: You can remove the Referral Code when registering if you want!) This is certainly not the only website where you can exchange Bitcoins, also check out http://www.thebitcoinlist.com/dp_bitcoin/bitcoin-exchange/

Sincerely,

A Bitcoin supporter 1XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX7"

If the sender is reading this, your script works (too well), and the warning was received 2 1/2 hours after the one from Mt. Gox, so you probably should have saved yourself the trouble.

The From headers shows the email is sent from Bitcoin@unknown.com. However, digging into the headers it is actually coming from gXXXXXXX@bXXXXXXXXXX.gXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com (trying to give the guy some privacy, since he's trying to be helpful, but this way others who get the message can correlate it).

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How is that helpful?

a) Every user of MtGox already received a message from MtGox directly telling them about the breach. His message did not add any new information at all.

b) He advertises for two direct competitor to MtGox, in once ase using what I assume is a referral link where he earns a comission for each trade.

c) He solicits donations for himself.

d) He does not give out his name and uses an invalid return address to hide his motifs.

e) He sent the message 6 times.

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