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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

0100010001010011 Re:Sigh (699 comments)

What counts? Would "BIE?" a classic fark comment be banned? It's like they're trying to reinvent themselves while alienating their original demographic (Sound familiar Slashdot?).

Fark was my go-to place for link aggregation as was slashdot for my tech. Then they banned boobies on the main page. Then they had the cluster fuck "You'll get over it" redesign in 2007. After a while it really didn't feel like Fark and I went over to Reddit and every time I go back Fark seems to be pandering to what they think is the Reddit crowd to draw more users back.

Look at the Fark Archives from the week of September 11th: https://web.archive.org/web/20.... A Bin Laden post "bin Laden claims to have nuclear, chemical weapons (*cough* bullshit *cough*)" on the same page as "Miss World 2001 contestants. Chile wins (safe for work)".

Both of them need to go back to their original demographics, be happy with that because driving them away at the expense of your actual regulars won't end well. How's your MySpace profile these days?

2 days ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

0100010001010011 Re:Self Serving Story? (267 comments)

Bitcoin could just become the "Gold" currency by which all other currencies are measured. $USD<=>BTC

Why does there have to be 1 currency? Why not have a cryptocurrency that is completely anonymous and fast. You just created WhoreCoin, "the digital currency for ladies of the night". There's already a PotCoin. $DarkwebCoin. PayPal coin fails miserably and the company finally closes.

Design of any system is a tradeoff and is going to have flaws. Why not carve out a usage where the flaws don't matter? Bitcoin is a bit like gold. It was an early currency. It was heavy and hard to move around. All the people rushed to mine it literally or figuratively out of the "nothing". Let the price track like gold.

Then have it as the 'keys to the kingdom'. Pass a law that says the only legal cryptocurrency is Bitcoin and that only bitcoin$USD is legal.

Both sides win. Bitcoin is regulated, taxed, treated like a legitimate currency and then each corner of the dark web can have their own private currency and BTC(Private Currency) exchange boards.

Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, in an attempt to appeal to get the younger crowed excited in commodities, adds Bitcoin. It becomes another traded item just like pork bellies. (They remake Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd as evil rich adopted brothers. Kevin Hart plays homeless scam artist. Chris Pratt plays a spoon fed Bitcoin analyst.)

Congress passes a bill that authorizes a $1M purchase of bitcoins to act as a pseudo central bank. Congress and old people feel like they've thrown 'plenty of money' at the problem. If you walked up to a random stranger on the street you might be able to sell them one for $5. Put 1 BTC on a printed wallet and walk around a retirement home selling them for $1 a piece after you explain what they are. Plus they'll think they have control over it. "$1M for a bunch of pretend money is plenty.".

3 days ago
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60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

0100010001010011 Re:A lot of devs (67 comments)

Where it'll sit on a shelf then get put in a box and at a garage sale in 5 years someone will put it out for $20 and it'll still be over priced.

4 days ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

0100010001010011 Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (364 comments)

Personally it's always a case of "Easier to apologize than get permission".

I don't care if recording the police is illegal, I'd rather have a video of them beating a guy go viral and me doing it "illegally" than nothing. Same goes for Comcast. Fuck all if it's "illegal" in my state. I'll edit my voice and release it anonymously.

about a week ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

0100010001010011 Re:100 Watts (191 comments)

I'm sure USB D will have a self negotiating voltage. It'll be made to compete with Thunderbolt 5.

It'll have PCI 4x and negotiate -48 to 48 VDC. The hipsters will get USB to analog phones they've always wanted. It will negotiate

Cheap Chinese adapters then force them to release E...

about a week ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

0100010001010011 Re:Good. (191 comments)

same as how you have a micro B cable / charger now.

And what about the thousands or hundreds of thousands of installed USB chargers and devices? Some public library in the EU installed 50 micro B USB cables after the EU legislation. How many products went and built themselves around micro USB B? What if you want to borrow your friend's. A lot of stuff has in integrated USB micro B instead of a USB-A.

about a week ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

0100010001010011 Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (364 comments)

Someone pointed out some small idiosyncrasies about the dialog leading them to believe that this person was in the Philippines.

about a week ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

0100010001010011 Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (364 comments)

Are you calling from the US?

Comcast's end point is probably somewhere in India or the Philippines.

about a week ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

0100010001010011 Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (364 comments)

Unless you're calling your local Comcast office you're calling across state lines. If you do anything across state lines it falls to the Feds which are 1 party.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Gives 6 Months Free Internet To Poor and Unpaid Bill Amnesty

0100010001010011 Re:Rather than Google Fiber, let's have municipal. (71 comments)

internet is a public utility like water, sewer,

If you're still lucky enough to have them as 'public utilities' good on you. Because around here they were sold off and privatized a long time ago. And there's jack shit we can do about any of it.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

0100010001010011 Re:In the navy (249 comments)

Finally, this generation will have something to buy at Military Surplus stores.

about 3 months ago
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7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

0100010001010011 Re:Sanity check (197 comments)

But who cares when you're trying to compare network sizes?

They're pointing out that they have the power to shut off or control a large number of devices. Imagine if the GSM LTE protocol was worked such that anything on the network had to be capable of showing an ad from one of the telco's choosings?

It might even work in their favor to be able to target someone repeatedly. It's not about how many eyeballs you get to it's how targeted can you make your ad to the eyeball it does get.

about 3 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

0100010001010011 Re:Awesome if true. (865 comments)

In the US. They're just as prevalent in Europe.

Same with diesel engines.

about 3 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

0100010001010011 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (798 comments)

I had to have a 'talk' with counselors after I said I thought they had a decent plan. Then offered improvements on their design and how much easier it would be at my school (because of how they lock the doors) just to prevent this same thing from happening.

about 4 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

0100010001010011 Re:Social network API (260 comments)

You mean how everyone just uses Gmail for their mail now?

about 5 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

0100010001010011 Re:Holy cow, a decent idea! (597 comments)

The US is the only country that does that.

about 6 months ago
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Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released

0100010001010011 Re:There used to be a buzz (89 comments)

Login as >console and you should be dropped into a darwin environment.

about 6 months ago

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XBMC Dharma Released

0100010001010011 0100010001010011 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

0100010001010011 (652467) writes "XBMC Dharma (10.0) has finally been released over a year since the last update, Camelot. Numerous change have taken place: Support for XBOX was officially dropped. Addon Manager added with official XBMC repository. Improved GUI engine & Skinning Framework. Improved hardware acceleration with VDPAU, VAAPI, Apple VDADecoder, Windows DXVA2, and Broadcom Crystal HD. Bit stream pass through support of MP1, MP2, MP3, and AAC audio tracks. A new webserver and JSON-RPC API. A full list of changes can be found on the trac roadmap.

Team XBMC also met for XBMC DevCon 2010 and discussed numerous things, including improving communication and usability, PVR support, the next release Eden, and an XBMC Appliance based on OpenELEC.tv.

Software for your platform can be downloaded at http://xbmc.org/download/"

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