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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

DiSKiLLeR Re:Not such a good idea... (753 comments)

Have more than one bank account?

Preferably in more than one country? I have bank accounts in 3 countries: Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. I can use my plastic card from any bank/country anywhere I go.

Works for me.

Never had a problem with a bank account getting "frozen".

about three weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

DiSKiLLeR Haven't carried cash in like 10 years... (753 comments)

I haven't carried cash in like 10 years. I just never use it.

This is living in Australia, and then in New Zealand for the past 5 years.

In New Zealand road side fruit sellers accept cards. Literally EVERYONE accepts cards, because everyone uses cards.

Cash is pretty much dead here.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

DiSKiLLeR Re:BREAKING NEWS! THIS JUST IN! (249 comments)

Actually.... yeah, we do.

Just because YOU don't give a shit doesn't mean other people don't.

about 6 months ago
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Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?

DiSKiLLeR Re:ZFS filesystem with dedup (243 comments)

whalah is not a word.... seriously. wtf people. It's voilÃ.

As for ZFS, sure, I recommend ZFS. But I'm not sure how i feel about ZFS's dedupe. Besides, the multiple files are still there even if it no longer takes up extra space.

You'd want a script that finds dupes by hash but that will only detect images that are identical copies, not 'simliar' say an image has been cropped or retouched or resized. A program that can find image dupes even with changes like tineye.com would be ideal. Anything like that exist?

about 6 months ago
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Lenovo To Buy IBM's Server Business For $2.3 Billion

DiSKiLLeR Re:Flex? (160 comments)

We were planning to buy a bunch of flex system chassis... (after all, bladecenter is now obsolete and replaced by flex.)

Guess we'll be looking at HP now.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Convince an ISP To Bury Cable In Your Neighborhood?

DiSKiLLeR Research (324 comments)

In this day and age there is no excuse to not have done your research before hand.

Any time you plan to move somewhere (whether renting or buying but especially if you're buying a home) find out what is available for internet at that address.

In NZ we're rolling out fibre to the premises over most of the country but there are lots of places that get screwed and will probably never get it, so RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH.

Property that can't get decent internet should be worth less because it will forever be less appealing.

about 6 months ago
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OpenBSD Looking At Funding Shortfall In 2014

DiSKiLLeR Re:Power Bill (277 comments)

New Zealand and Australia.

about 7 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

DiSKiLLeR Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

Windows 2000 was not a server OS, but it was marketted as a business desktop OS.

At the end of the day though, Windows XP *WAS* Windows 2000 + that annoying blue/green skin + DirectX.

That's it.

about 7 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

DiSKiLLeR I'm somewhat shocked (1043 comments)

I'm somewhat shocked that 1 in 7 american's is dependent on foodstamps to get by...

about 7 months ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

DiSKiLLeR Re: First major retailer to accept Bitcoin (182 comments)

Ross was an idiot who gave away his identity when he first started working on silkroad (forum posts asking for help) and many otherr mistakes, poor opsec, hiring hitmen (cops in disguise), and ordering fake ids (another trap) and much more. He didn't even use tor to connect to the silkroad server in iceland which led to that being located and imaged as well.

Ross was truly and idiot and its amazing how long it took LE to find and catch him at all as he was not trying to stay hidden at all.

That said, SilkRoad is still up and doing very well.

about 7 months ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

DiSKiLLeR Re:Fantastic news (182 comments)

They use coinbase which, like bitpay, will convert the btc into usd for the supplier. They will have their usd payment just as quickly as any other payment processor so there is no issue of the price dropping before an item is even prepared for shipping let alone before it is shipped.

about 7 months ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

DiSKiLLeR Fantastic news (182 comments)

This is fantastic news, and I hope more major retailers follow.

about 7 months ago
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A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin

DiSKiLLeR Re:ENOUGH. OF. THE. BITCOIN. (396 comments)

I don't understand the bitcoin hate.

Bitcoin is the most amazing thing happening in the world today. It is the internet revolution now taking on the finance industry after conquering the media industry.

about 7 months ago
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A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin

DiSKiLLeR Re:Bitcoin is vulernable to government manipulatio (396 comments)

So what? Why does the price of bitcoin even matter? Bitcoins strength lies in its ability to be used as a payment processing network - and at a fraction of the cost of traditional payment networks (visa, mastercard, paypal, SWIFT, etc).

Everyone is obsessed with the price of bitcoin (and therefore comparing it to a ponzi scheme because of its price) and treating it as a speculative investment scheme or get rich quick scheme. This is actually very detrimental to bitcoin.

But no. Bitcoins power lies in using it as a payment processing network not its price. It does need some more price stability, however, so this crazy speculation needs to stop.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?

DiSKiLLeR Re:A piece of paper in a drawer (381 comments)

Umm... what about server passwords? What about core router and switch passwords? What if you work at a telecommunications company and are in charge of the a large part of the network?

Do we want another Terry Childs incident here?

OF COURSE your Boss has every right to know your passwords. Maybe not your personal windows login password, but that is NOT what we're talking about here. Passwords to core and critical systems in a business SHOULD be accessible to senior management in case something should happen to you.

Of course we're side tracking from the OP's original question at this point.

about 7 months ago
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The SEC Is About To Make Crowdfunding More Expensive

DiSKiLLeR So the solution (366 comments)

So the solution is to just use croudsourcing outside of the US? If you want to start a croudsourced business, move to Canada or elsewhere in the world?

about 7 months ago
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Australian Dept. Store Chain's Website Crashes and Can't Get Back Up

DiSKiLLeR V7000 Unified? (156 comments)

They mentioned "teams from IBM" .... this wasn't a V7000 Unified that died on the backend, was it? :)

about 7 months ago
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Tesla Gets $34 Million Tax Break, Adds Capacity For 35,000 More Cars

DiSKiLLeR Great News (238 comments)

This is great news for me and my shares in TSLA. :D

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

DiSKiLLeR Re:Weather Schmether! (506 comments)

I moved country (from Australia to New Zealand) and it was the best thing I ever did.

I want to move again (now to SoCal or the Bay Area but visa issues yay) and am really looking forward to it.

People SHOULD move and experience life in a new area. Especially in a different country where possible.

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Thefts Surge, DDoS Hackers Take Millions

DiSKiLLeR Sheep Marketplace (305 comments)

Surprised NO ONE is mentioning this....

Sheep Marketplace went down yesterday after weeks of suspicious behavior such as disabling withdrawals of money, a countdown to when withdrawals would be available but running at a slower speed, still no withdrawal when it expired, minimum of 1BTC withdrawal so people would deposit money, and more.

So far it appears some $47 million worth of bitcoins was stolen.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/12/01/silk-road-competitor-shuts-down-and-another-plans-to-go-offline-after-6-million-theft/

about 7 months ago

Submissions

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New Zealand High Court rules Dotcom searches illegal

DiSKiLLeR DiSKiLLeR writes  |  more than 2 years ago

DiSKiLLeR (17651) writes "The High Court has ruled the police raid on internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion was illegal and the removal from New Zealand of cloned copies of hard drives seized was unlawful. Justice Helen Winkelmann found the warrants used did not adequately describe the offences to which they were related. "Indeed they fell well short of that. They were general warrants, and as such, are invalid.''"
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Journals

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m000

DiSKiLLeR DiSKiLLeR writes  |  more than 12 years ago

M0000!

Just thought I should post at least one journal entry.

Maybe i could use this instead of www.livejournal.com/users/diskiller ?

D. :)

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