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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

1s44c Re:The trailer (639 comments)

Because they searched the rest of the universe? Even the bits that are impossible to access without faster than light travel?

Are these people just trying to deceive others?

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

1s44c Re:Something which I do not understand (639 comments)

If you assume the universe is infinite every point is a center, but the universe isn't infinite. The big bang theory states that the universe started from a point and expanded outwards. It's still expanding now so no matter where you are in it you will see almost everything moving away from you.

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

1s44c Who would do this? (639 comments)

Who would make such a 'documentary' and why? What do they hope to gain from doing so?

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

1s44c Re:I blame Beta (92 comments)

Really? Is the Beta bashing still going on?

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

1s44c Re:The scam unravels (92 comments)

Not guys. Guy. Just one man and everyone else was kept in the dark.

about a week ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

1s44c Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

Of course extra-judicial killings are still occurring today under Obama with the executors being the remote pilot of the drones.

Obama is the only President to have admitted to ordering the assassination of American citizens.

They all did it. It became more obvious over time due to technology. Party politics plays no part in any of this.

about two weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

1s44c Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

If someone did, would the media tell you that they did? If the media didn't, how would you know?

The government no longer has all sources of information by the throat. If they did there would be no Wikileaks.

about two weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

1s44c Re:So Arrest Them (207 comments)

The guy makes valid points and you ignore those points to grammar troll him. What a wonderful person you are.

about two weeks ago
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Mt. Gox Questioned By Employees For At Least 2 Years Before Crisis

1s44c Re:pierce the corporate veil (134 comments)

I really don't think MK is a sociopath. A sociopath would not damage their own company to the point of having to declare bankruptcy. Not when their own income depended on that company, not when that company had such high potential. Sociopaths are still pragmatic.

I think he was just utterly inept and far out of his depth. He literally didn't have a clue what he was doing. His stupidity and carelessness is no defense, he should face jailtime.

about two weeks ago
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Mt. Gox Questioned By Employees For At Least 2 Years Before Crisis

1s44c Re:pierce the corporate veil (134 comments)

Hookers, blow, and honda civics. Who the hell buys a Honda civic when they could buy anything? Who the hell gets one imported from the other side of the world?

If he was just a little bit competent he could have run a business that would have covered all his expenses legally and still run at a strong profit. The guy was well out of his depth. He needs to get jail time as a warning to others.

about two weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

1s44c Re:Fuck this bigot Brendan Eich (112 comments)

You do that and let us know how well it works out for you in 6 months or so. Personally I try to keep my business non-political, a customer is a customer no matter what browser they use or who they vote for.
 

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

1s44c Re:The Thought Police are coming (112 comments)

That's the pro-gay rights crowd for you, no alternative opinion is valid. They remind me of the anti-Nazi league, they have little knowledge of what they are actually against but they have fanatical dedication to their cause.

Gay rights discussions are an overblown distraction from more serious news. Gay people can live together if they choose, end of issue.

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

1s44c Re:He's entitled to spend his money as he wishes.. (112 comments)

He is entitled to his opinion. You are entitled to yours.

Mine is that gay rights are blown up as some mega-issue when there are in fact many more important things people should be worrying about.

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

1s44c Re:He's entitled to spend his money as he wishes.. (112 comments)

He seems like a genuinely nice guy

Except the treating gays as less than human, and putting forward his own money to do so. That's the behavior of a genuinely not so nice guy.

Lots of successful people are not nice guys. Steve Jobs wasn't a nice guy either. He was still good at his job.

Personally I have nothing against gay rights but I'm sick of hearing about it at least 4 times a day, every day, for about 10 years now. Everything on TV, in every paper, every radio program is gay rights, gay rights, and more gay rights. One person isn't pro-gay rights and huge numbers of people start publicly moaning about it. Gay rights are not the make or break defining personality trait of successful CEOs.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

1s44c Re: I admire their spunk, but... (275 comments)

You could equally say the same about all the infrastructure needed to validate USD.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

1s44c Re:I admire their spunk, but... (275 comments)

Actually it's a cheap to run currency. How much do you think is spent on printing, securely transporting, validating, and counting banknotes? Or on the VISA or Mastercard networks? Or on the various costs banks have running and stocking ATMs, websites, call centers, and so on?

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

1s44c Re:I admire their spunk, but... (275 comments)

How much electricity does the conventional banking system use? And computer games? And street lights?

BTC mining will be profitable on transaction fees once the coin generation stops. Miners will drop out until it's profitable thus making all remaining miners more profitable. The sliding difficulty scale doesn't just go up you know.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

1s44c Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (275 comments)

The ledger and the mining process are not separate things. Each ledger entry has a generation of 25 coins plus a long list of transactions affecting existing coins. You need to generate a hash within strict conditions in order to create a valid ledger block and the difficulty of that task adjusts to ensure a consistent block generation rate.

The original paper will explain all this better than I ever could.

https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pd...

about three weeks ago
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Cryptocurrency Exchange Vircurex To Freeze Customer Accounts

1s44c Re:hmm, people out to make a quick buck (357 comments)

Day trading and HFT are not criminal activities.

You are quite correct. However they should be criminal activities, or at a minimum taxed in such a way they are not viable ways to extract money from markets.

about three weeks ago

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