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1588 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

Brit Bitcoin dev: I lost 'over £200k' when MtGox popped its socks

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Re: Disappointed with how naïve the dev is

Except that if my bank fails, a certain large amount on my account is actually insured, so it will be replaced. I can easily keep under that amount, guaranteeing that I will always me made whole.

What are the odds of MtGOX's customers being made whole?

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Hundreds of folks ready to sue Bitcoin exchange MtGox

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@ Vic

They'd probably be better off talking to a Lloyd's broker.

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German freemail firms defend AdBlock-nobbling campaign

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Re: /sigh

sound is what got me, I run ad block solely for that. I do NOT want web page in a background tab making noise all the sudden at work. I feel kind of bad for it, but if networks won't limit themselves to reasonable ads, what else can I do?

Personally I always liked the project wonderful ads from a couple of web-comics I have been known to read. They are unobtrusive, and pay for the time they are on the the site, not per click.

All that said, considering Trevor_Potts response above, I'd kinda like to see his response to the Ars Technica "experiment."

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Massive new AIRSHIP to enter commercial service at British dirigible base

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Re: They almost laughed him out of the boardroom...

Lifting 50 tonnes is great, the problem is dropping it off (this was addressed in the fine story). If you lose 50 tonnes you become vary buoyant, and have a hard time landing again. Either you vent off your vary expensive He, or you take on ballast. about the best ballast source would be a river, but if you have a river, that you can easily pull 50 tonnes of water out of, why don't you just ship by boat?

There might be a few places where you need to take vary heavy things, have no better means of transport, and happen to have ballast at the location, but they are not common enough to fund a healthy industry.

I'm also not confident in the demand for a slow passenger service. It sounds nice, but is there enough demand?

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Bitcoin or bust: MtGox files for bankruptcy protection

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Re: Strange...

It was always kind of laughable to include it, as the volatility of them was always so high. It's worse then most commodities, let alone a real currency.

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Re: Opps

considering that it was being held by MtGOX before, and now it's out on the interwebs running free, maybe both apply!

Information wants to be free!

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Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?

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I'm not sure we can declare this true yet

but I'm will to offer my body to science to try!

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

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Re: Translation:

thought child pornography was always a crime to posses, no matter how you received it. I think we need a investigation!

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Well done on the privacy lawsuit. Now NSA will keep your phone records INDEFINITELY

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Assumption:

we actually trust the NSA was going to properly delete things when they said they were.

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Candy Crush King stops trying to trademark CANDY in the US

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huh.

I thought all the silly things came from the USPTO.... Seems the USPTO got this one right, and their EU counterparts got it wrong (oh so wrong).

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Make cyberwar a no-no equal to nukes, bio, and chemical attacks, says RSA headman

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Re: What a baffoon

So if the right sequence of events maybe just so happened you might be able to kill someone. Maybe. Assuming there are no physical safeties, something we've known to do since the Therac-25 problems.

Know what happened the last time my electricity was out? I sat in the dark (actually, I was at work, the non-networked generator turned on like nothing happened. Just like it does at every hospital)

Know what happened the last time I didn't have running water? we got bottled water.

Know what happened the last time the traffic lights where out? everyone treated them as stop-signs.

All of these things have happen where I live in recent memory. Keep calm and carry on.

Now compare that with shoving a 7.62×39mm round through someone's chest at 640m/s.

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What a baffoon

Real people are killed by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Baring major advances in the transhumanism movement, noone is going to die from a cyber-attack.

Hell, outlaw CONVENTIONAL wars, and permit cyberwars!

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Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS

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No

and it gets even worse when you think about bi-directional cert verification.

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Google, Apple pop a cap in that Flappy Birds crapp app flapp

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Bah!

it's all Wolfenstien 3D clones anyway!

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Who OWNS data generated by 'connected cars' sensor slurpers?

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Re: Obviously, the driver owns the car

I have to agree with this.

When a painter paints, who owns the painting? Surely not the brush-maker!

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Anons escape human sewer after billionaire bog roll blag

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Re: DDoS

Except it's not a protest, they two aren't even remotely comparable. When one has a sit-in, they normally have signs or shirts or someone telling bystanderds what it was about.

This doesn't have any of that. If you want to protest then protest. Go to:

4111 E 37th St. North

Witchita, KS

and start sitting. That is a protest, a DDoS is not, because it doesn't raise any kind of awareness of anything.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 pwns Xbox in the United States

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Re: Popcorn

I assure you there is no dearth of minors ready to alliterate on my sexual orientation (luckily facebook now has options for me to update so everyone can know as soon as i find out!) on PC. They also teach me such amazing things about the extra-curricular activities of my mother.

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Minecraft developer kills Kickstarted Minecraft movie

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Re: filmaker already demonstrating bad faith by implying

I rather concur with you, I think the primary objection was the presumption and lies.

I think the public bitchslap and give them the opportunity for them to back down is just good business sense. No need to involve a lawyer if you don't have to. Also, he doesn't have a reason to much care if it's quiet or not.

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Re: IP, you say...?

You are talking about the same CBS that has shut down every project that made an LCARS-like interface, right?

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Re: Response

Because it wasn't a parody.

It also isn't transformitive, and is a substantial taking of content. This makes it unlikely that it would be fair use.

Combined with the filmaker already demonstrating bad faith by implying he had received permission, it's unlikely a judge would back it, and Notch has the resources to take it to court on principle (and frankly, I get the impression he would).

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One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

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So with the bootnotes considered

El Reg is a "category B" publication?

Or is it all good because there are no links? Maybe it's like bloodtypes, an AB publication?

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Apple investor Icahn backs down on share buyback plan

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Re: Maybe there is hope for Wall St. yet?

While I don't have BMI numbers or anything, Carl Ichan's photos seem to indicate he is not heavy-set.

and how does one have 6 legs and still slither? This is all very confusing.

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Can't wait to this that hacked...

would you pass the popcorn?

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STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

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Re: Sir

Well when you do, you'll have to do another post. Us busybodies are all in a buzz about it now!

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Apple cash stash dash results in Icahn v CalPERS bitchfight

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Are these numbers correct?

It has $1.6bn invested in the fruity firm compared to Icahn's $3.6bn and would like to see a more long term approach.

We don't think Carl Icahn, who's a relatively small investor

If these numbers are correct, he's alone a bigger investor then CalPERS. What do they make of their own investment, I wonder. Pocket-change?

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Plaintiffs: 'Hey judge! Soak Apple for $840m in ebook price-fixing suit'

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I think you need a refreser on your latin

"you mean 0.529 percent."

No. Per cent, i,e, "per 100".

It's Latin. You know, that language that has been around for a few thousand years.

If a Johnny-come-lately, the US of A, wants to name its coins after a number, they deserve any confusion that arises. Even the US patent system would stop short of such nonsense.

Latin would be "per centum" not "per cent"

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you mean 0.529 percent.

if they had to pay 0.529 per cent (.529/.01) that would put them into receivership tomorrow.

I suppose you should argue that the first unit was cents, not dollars, which would still be an impressive fine, being over half their assets.

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HARD ONES: Three new PC games that are BLOODY DIFFICULT

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complaints

"Games on list of Old-school-hard-games is too old-school-hard!" Seriously guys? You are really going there?

If you don't like games like this just don't play them. Honestly, there is only one on this list I'm really interested in trying, but there's no reason to complain about the rest. From reports they are some people's thing.

Just consider yourself lucky that you have this fine review to warn you off (or get you interested, if you are a masochist)

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German frau reports for liver transplant clutching bottle of vodka

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Re: With that habit, the hospital could have arranged for her a special

it is against medical ethics to threaten sanctions on patients; alcoholics are addicts and rarely able to control their behaviour.

Not only is it NOT unethical to choose who gets the limited number of organs based on who is most likely to benefit most from it, due to the limited number of organs available, it's unethical NOT to. It's not a threat of sanctions, it's a matter of allocating a limited resource where it can do the most good.

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

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Re: Reverse

never be plagued by Adds ever again.

Damn maths, plagues me it do!

(hint, it's "ads" short for "advertisements," not "adds" which would be short for "additions." Furthermore, neither word is a proper noun.)

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Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation

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Re: Think about this...

Actually, Linus is. He's one of only two people I can think of who I would be willing to use Linus as a spokesperson over.

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Apple badmouthing of court's monitor proves it NEEDS him - judge

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Re: ...no profit sharing with your retailers

Don't forget the shareholders, either

I totally despise Apple, and if they went into receivership tomorrow I would probably be in the hospital after a very intense drunken celebration, but the one thing I hate more is misinformation. AAPL pays a quarterly dividend. Last quarter that was 3.05 USD/share (yielding 2.26%). At 892.6M shares outstanding, that's about 2.7 billion USD last quarter.

You can argue if that's enough or not, but they do give it.

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BlackBerry CEO: I LOVE keyboards, so if you want them, you'll get them

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Re: Blackberry should try something different

Except for ruggedizing that, that's a pretty good idea. If it could be made to take the beating I give phones, I think I'd rather like that.

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Samsung: Ta-da! We made $7.8bn. What do you mean you expected another BILLION?

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Re: in other news...

I can't say anything about next quarter, but apple's profits dropped between Q4 2012 and Q4 2013.

Also, their profit is inline with samsung's but not as diversified (Sammy sells, TVs, SSDs, Fridges... too much to count, plus the components used to make many of these (NAND Flash, LCD elements, OLED elements), many of which Apple buys). Samsung contenues to diversify their product line too.

I'll leave figuring which is the higher risk as an exercise to the reader.

(buying Sammy stock is an interesting matter though)

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Trying to figure out how anyone on wall street is doing anything with samsung

Samsung isn't traded on any US markets.

The last transaction of Sammy stock my broker knows about was four days ago. Being profitable but taking a stock-price hit, I was interested in maybe picking some up.

Not as easy a task as I'd thought it would be.

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Panasonic will go Firefox OS for TVs

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Re: Why cant I buy

the problem is, most of the ones we see for sale are limited to 1080p.

We had better res monitors back when TVs broadcast as low definition.

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Bitcoin blasts past $1,000 AGAIN after Zynga accepts cryptocurrency

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Re: Mic

At the current trading rates for bitcoin, that's an awful expensive space heater.

I mean, that's about 1000 USD, most (non industrial) space heaters I see from searching google are less then 200.

Honestly, you don't present a vary good argument for it being non-gimmicky.

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Naked Aussie gets wedged in washing machine

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Re: Wierd News

In fairness, there's a world of difference between an 11-year old playing hide and seek, and a 20 yr old who should know better.

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Italian woman stunned by exploding artichoke

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Re: Eh?

You must be new here.

The snark is because Jake is, apparently, qualified to do (indeed has done!) absolutely everything. I imagine once you have done everything, life gets boring.

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Just what they've always wanted! ISS 'naut duo unwrap new space fridge

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I imagine it was a good christmas present for them

what with the importance of the station's systems to them!

(Even if it was a bit of a DIY present)

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

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I thought it was where the horses went.

Jockeys go home after a day's work, just like the rest of us, I assume.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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crap commercal

Of course, the smart-watch is a crap idea for a product too... so, what did you expect?

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'F*** off, Google!' Protest blockades Google staff bus AGAIN – and Apple's

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I don't get it

Personally, I think all of the affected bay area businesses should just up and move to somewhere which is interested in having them.

Everybody wins.

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Mozilla: Native code? No, it's JavaScript, only it's BLAZING FAST

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Re: applications always run 10 times as slow and take 4 times the memory still

I'm pretty sure the slowness is the crap developers writing java like the daily WTF was a contest.

The java where I work haunts my nightmares.

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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

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How is this not in bootnotes?

It was a good laugh. (better then anything that WAS actually in bootnotes)

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Apple's iPhone plant didn't kill UNDERAGE TEEN factory worker

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@DJV

You can set your mind at ease, it was the 1981 version.

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Re: "Apple's iPhone Plant"

I'm thumbs upping you, just because I just got done watching Day of the Triffids last week.

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Cut through the winter chill with these Rupert Murdoch tweeting cards

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what a twit

Is this idiot TRYING to get sued?

I can't wait to see the copyright take-down notice.

mmmm.... popcorn

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