2368 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
What is known is that someone going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto wrote a paper on bitcoin. That person may or may not have been involved with its creation after writing the paper. The creator may have a bunch of bitcoins which he could easily have passed around way back when because they weren't worth anything or may have lost the codes to access those coins. There are literally billions in unclaimed property in the US alone and there is no reason to believe that bitcoins are any different.
Re: The crator[sic] of bitcoin is a weeabo.
Such a wannabe that he changed his name to append Dorian Prentice on the front. Japanophobia much?
Newsweak - Newspeak
Reading the piece it seems clear that the "journalist" who wrote it was intent on harassing the guy and the article is merely a venue to exact revenge for not talking to her. After all, she spent two months stalking this guy, how dare he not capitulate and give her an exclusive.
Why is it that so many "journalists" such as her are such hemorrhoids?
Shouldn't that be a 64 bit A7S and the unloved plastic 52 bit A7C?
Re: Don't overlook the bling factor.
He told me 'If people aren't complaining about the price you're not charging enough'. and that is absolutely true.
I'd wager most, like >99%, of the transactions are perfectly legal now that everyone knows this stuff is undoubtedly monitored by the NSA, FBI and every other TLA in government. Heck, it could be the most legit weapons market going.
Re: Local content?
That is what I really want. A dongle that's a frontend to Myth TV or even simply VLC. The clever TVs are pretty sad since even though the H.264/MP4 codec is already on my TV as it's part of the ATSC standard it won't play a file from a USB stick but finds and plays it fine if it's served up from a PC with Windows Media Player.
To be fair, acronyms are largely ignored gobbledegook by the masses and if you aren't in the particular industry they are used it really doesn't matter. Lots of folks drive cars but how many know what RON or MON mean. How many know what the API, ACEA, JASO or ILSAC stands for on the oil label. You might find some who know what BOP means after the BP spill in the gulf but probably not many. Going on to plastics like PTFE or UHMW you might get a few to recognize that one of them is Teflon but I'd wager not many.
As for TWAIN, it sounds like half to Shakespeare.
You all know what this means
The next patent will be for a cylindrical phone to match the Mac Pro. If they call it the iCan the advertisements will write themselves. "Can you?" "iCan!"
Re: Flattened oval?
Not just a flattened oval but, OMG, one with sharp corners!!!
So how long until the case made from toilet paper shows up?
Re: Lucy Koh again
Perhaps she doesn't have enough judicial tenure and this is the way more senior judges haze the freshmen.
"Hey Noob, clean up in silicon valley! Hahahaha!"
Re: I can't keep up
How did we get from baby-faced angst of hipsters to the rectal hygiene of baboons so fas.. oh, hang on, it makes sense now.
Re: "Undesirable nudity"...
That just means the remaining nudity was desirable. Apparently even spooks draw the line somewhere.
Re: No one under 35 can drive your car?
"WTF kind of off brand discount insurance do you have??"
The nice kind that wants my business. I actually find it odd that your insurance company doesn't offer similar discounts. I also get discounts for alarms, vehicle recovery systems, airbags, traction control, defensive driver training and many other things. Maybe you should ask your insurance rep.
It must be nice being such a brilliant forward thinking spark of the ages. Would you be our messiah and show us the way? The elegance of your ad hominem is without par, the fires of your burning strawman are far brighter than any other I've seen.
Be sure to remember that your list of shitheads in the bar includes the Glasshole. "... upon her return to the bar, her purse and mobile phone were nowhere to be found." Seriously, in the Lower Haight? Left her purse and mobile on the bar and went outside, hahahahahahahaha. Really in a neighborhood with bars and metal gates across every window and door. Situational awareness, has this one ever heard of it? Yeah, just go on being oblivious to your surroundings and do your hipster thing and claim it's a hate crime.
"But Sarahs "friend" is in trouble now, because of the Google developers agreement."
Well, duh it is called breach of contract. I don't know what one expects when signing a legally binding contract and then disregards it. I buy car insurance and part of that includes a stipulation that no one under the age of 35 can drive my car. Sure, I can give the keys to the neighbor's 19 year old kid but if he does something stupid I'm out a car or worse. Sure, I can have the kid sign a contract to shift the liability but the insurance company will still likely raise my rates or cancel my policy. Maybe Google's contract is too far over the top but the "friend" is free to speak to the court or arbiter about that.
Re: Yes we know you...
Perfectly said. If I may sum up: "Dear NSA: Work for it, bitch!"
Re: @ Eddy Ito
Sorry, I didn't realize the story was about UK stamps.
How do you send a parcel via the tinterweb? What's that? You can't?
Go here, select "Ship a Package" -> "Print a Label with Postage". Affix the label, schedule pickup, enjoy frosty beverage.
No, I don't consider a shipping label with a bar code to be a stamp and I'll wager most philatelists would agree.
I don't mean to be obtuse but if you really need one I'm pretty sure the IT angle is that most acute folks don't use stamps anymore because of the intarweb tubes.
So it's sounding like another TouchDevelop environment where you either have to run the app through the "IDE" or pay up to submit it to the app store so it can be installed as a stand alone program.
Of course they could give us a developer mode that allows us to write and install, hahahahahahahaha, whatever we like. Damn, almost made it through that last bit with a straight face.
Re: Can't say that I understand the TV companies argument
Honest question, isn't that what they do to cable companies or are cable companies allowed to swap out the broadcaster's original commercials for their own? I've never had both cable and over the air broadcasts at the same time and so can't compare.
Re: Speak for yourself...
You are aware the whole point of all this is so they can assemble your social network from the outside, aren't you? It's pretty trivial for them to make some assumptions when you show up on the contact lists of Julie, Frank and Tom and so does Jill, Joey and Kate it will be a fairly safe bet that you also know Jill, Joey and Kate especially when they reference Julie's pictures and one has the caption "A night out with Kate, Joe and Ted" and Frank's feed that say "My buddy Ted just got this new car and I was surprised how well the Tata Nano rides".
You don't have to sell yourself out, others will happily do it for you. Thumbs up for trying, it's too late for me but I hope you succeed.
Re: I may sound stupid but..
If it's the case of buying for users then there is perhaps one odd thing FB will find out. Most people I know here in SoCal have dropped WhatsApp for other services like Line, Viber and WeChat. The last of the three seems most popular with folks with ties to mainland China as it's quite popular there.
Personally I can't wait until the stories of sales calls start.
"Hi, are you having trouble inserting suppositories? Try our magic finger cots and say goodbye to scrapes caused by fingernails forever."
"No, I was complaining about FaceBook getting up my arse on WhatsApp."
Existing or not is completely irrelevant. Your ideas don't have to exist, ever.
Patents protect an IDEA, not a product.
Just who is misinformed, other than you?
Actually you have that backward. You can't patent an idea, it has to be a process, a machine, an "article of manufacture" (a.k.a. a product), composition of matter (such as a synthetic material, molecular structure, metal alloy, etc) or an improvement on the aforementioned. In fact while your invention doesn't have to currently exist, it has to be capable of existing which pretty much eliminates ideas since a flying pony is an idea but good luck patenting one since I'm quite certain, even as lax as they are, the USPTO will require proof that it can be made and does what you say. I know people who have initially been turned down for patents because the examiner didn't believe it was possible and so had to demonstrate the prototype to prove that it did do what they claimed.
My mother gets asked the same thing when people see her LG Prada so I'd tend to agree that many people have trouble distinguishing one rectangular slab with rounded corners from another. Then again if you covered the grills and badges of the current Camry, Accord and Impala, I'd wager a lot of people wouldn't be able to identify which was which and you could probably convince a good number that they were the last three model years of the same car.
Soon to be followed by the sequel Slap Happy Flappy Birds
Re: The picture ..
Pretty much all cyclonic separators look the same and have since 1945 when they were invented. Sure, you can play with diameters, height and flow velocities depending on what you're separating but you're going to get pretty much the same thing if the goal is to make something about the size of and with the functionality of existing vacuum cleaners.
Re: Isn't normal reality good enough?
Yes, it seems we now have the next next big buzz word where 'augmented' is the new 'virtual'. It's comforting to know the definition is still the same as they are both marketing terms meaning 'not'.
Re: Antennagate affects everyone, not just apple
The biggest problem was that magic knock out point was right about where the thick fleshy bit at the base of the thumb normally contacts the phone when held in the left hand and about where the ring finger tip falls when held in the right hand. Sure, if you used your hands as a clam shell around other phones they would lose a few bars or drop out but not with an open three finger hold. Sure, if you have dry skin, it may not have been a problem but then you'd likely be complaining about the lack of sensitivity on the touch screen.
You can lead a horse to water but I'm not going to cry him a river or something like that. I'm all in favor of his right to self determination and choosing to not eat. Once his needs are provided for, since I don't see how the state has a right to force feed him, the state's obligations are met. I'm sorry but video games don't fall under needs. If he wants intellectual stimulation let him read a book. I recommend he try the Iliad, Odyssey, Dao De Jing, Heart Sutra and maybe some Thoreau for starters. Who know, he might even find it more interesting than 541 laps of Super Mario Cart.
Pebble needs to do some advertising (TV/radio) to start making big rocks out of small ones and grind Gears with Samsung. What does the Church of Scientology have against smart watches and how does it intend to give people a slap on the wrist?
Re: It should be blocked by the anti-trust authorities
Exactly, each cable company is already a regional monopoly so for the consumer it only matters in what to put on the check. I'll go ahead and guess that after the merger Comcast customers will notice poor TWC like customer service, former TWC customers notice Comcast's slower network speed and all get to pay about 10% more for the privilege. Oh, didn't mean to forget bonuses for everyone with a Cxx job title.
Re: Irony, we've heard of it....
Perhaps you're not clear on the US definition of "assault rifle". It means a Sauer S303 painted black with a ten round magazine. It's not exactly a missile firing drone or a nuke and your logical conclusion is anything but given how recklessly US Presidents have historically gone about their todger swinging diplomacy. But if you feel such tools are the work of the devil, you can always move to Colombia where you can feel safe since such things are illegal there (article 8 clause c).
Re: No reward necessary.
Speaking as a private pilot, there wouldn't be much of a shitbag left to report if I catch one.
Preload it with Xen.
two minutes too late
I have a spelling checker... that obviously doesn't have a French dictionary.
Re: You sort of wonder why no one looked at this before
Isn't there always the odd anecdote of how discoveries were made that seem somewhat obvious in hindsight. It's likely a product of unintended cross pollination of different groups working with different materials for different purposes. I can picture one of the researchers popping in to the aerospace department to chat about batteries on some high altitude test rig when they accidentally sit on an open tube of Krytox and ask "what the hell is this
shistuff?" - Viola!
Re: Overly aggressive throttling?
I don't think Verizon is throttling and it certainly isn't on my connection. They just have poor speeds overall and I've noticed it getting worse of late. No I don't stream much, only the occasional short video attached to a story or news piece. Beyond the slowness it also has terrible jitter making VOIP calls nearly impossible. Verizon's problem is they don't want to upgrade any of the older lines that are still working even if it's only just barely while they take a lackadaisical approach to their FIOS rollout. Eventually they will get FIOS out but until then they are only patching the old system.
In my area, AT&T won't service DSL because the infrastructure is so bad and they aren't going to run line either but I do note they do fine business a few miles away in the newer developments. That leaves Time Warner Cable, my former ISP. Their lines are so heavily laden locally that it approaches or even drops below 150 kbps when the kids in the neighborhood get home and even during the best of times it was never much over 1 Mbps.
I wonder if Tesla VP of Vehicle Programs Doug Field, who was formerly Apple VP of Product Design, had a hand in pulling her from Apple. Perhaps Tim Cook should be concerned that Doug is taking a spin around the infinite loop and offering rides to top talent.
Re: JEOS host
Don't fret too much about it. JEOS is short for Just Enough Operating System which means that while it's an Oracle VM product, it's been stripped of the extra bits it doesn't need and you could easily do the same with CentOS or anything else.
While I'm here, I'll also say I've been looking into SmartOS which has its roots in OpenSolaris and comes with neat features like ZFS, Dtrace, Zones and KVM. I don't know what it supports for hardware pass through as I've literally only just started toying with it but it might be worth a look.
Re: Not every car
No manufacturer who sells vehicles in the US is undecided on CAN-bus because CAN-bus, ISO 15765-4, has been mandated as the generic OBD-2 interface by the EPA since 2008 and it also applies to OBD-M for all marine applications since the 2009 model year.
Oddly for VW, the 2008-2011 Beetle only implemented CAN for the basic OBD-2 interface and relied on the slower ISO 9141 protocol for full diagnostics even though the Golf/Jetta had been full CAN since about 2005. The 2012+ Beetle is CAN only I believe.
Actually it could be just a kill switch and gps locator in case the car gets stolen and I'd be good. Not that it's likely someone would steal my car as it rolls toward 15 years old.
Re: meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...
They can't see the risks for the general populace if hackers were ever able to mass brick people's modes
I bet they can see the utility of "accidentally" mass bricking the next time there is a rumor of some "Occupy X" movement that makes his heinous late for his three martini lunch. You know how those software bugs crop up from time to time.
Re: Read as
That doesn't mean that politicians won't partake in a modern version of a witch hunt if they think it will help them keep their job.
Re: The annoying thing is...
They don't actually have to bring the cash back. They are financing their current stock buyback with the bonds they sold a bit ago allowing them to defer if not eliminate the need for pulling in the off shore cash as they will likely be able to pay off the bonds with future profits. All of which surely makes for some interesting tax accounting considering how creative these guys are at it.
Re: A 2 page law which is explicit about what it wants. It's not THE PATRIOT Act is it?
That's actually a problem, it's the OIP Act. They should have contrived the title a bit so it could be the 'DIGITAL LIBERTY Act' or better yet 'THE AMERICAN WAY Act'.
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