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Of the following, I'd rather play ...

Eddi3 Re:Chess (257 comments)

Who's on third?

4 days ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Eddi3 Re:Merchants do not need to touch bitcoins ... (121 comments)

I'm not sure how that's relevant to my point. I was talking about Bitcoin based businesses such as exchanges, mixers, etc.

If you have a company that sells computer parts, but accepts Bitcoin via a third party merchant service among other payment methods, I would think they aren't directly subject to these regulations and certainly aren't reliant upon Bitcoin to survive. Perhaps the third party would have to charge more for the transfer if they were based in NY.

about a month ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Eddi3 Re:The Death of Bitcoin? (121 comments)

Bitcoin is inherently the opposite of anonymous. Every single transaction is forever part of the blockchain, free for anybody and everybody to download, and even compulsory if you want to have a local wallet.

The only way to anonymize your coin is to use a service which mixes up your coins so that it's nearly impossible to trace where they went once they go into the system.

about a month ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Eddi3 Already covered? (121 comments)

Aren't there already laws on consumer protection, money laundering, fraud, abuse, and cybersecurity? I'm honestly wondering why they need extra laws to outlaw actions that are already illegal.

If this is about taxes (can't tell from TFA), aren't these business already taxed on their profits like any other business? It seems to me that this is all a bit unnecessary, and likely to drive away people who seek to start Bitcoin based companies.

about a month ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

Eddi3 Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

Further, Hobby Lobby still provides coverage for more than a dozen kinds of birth control. Just not the ones that can induce abortion of an already fertilized fetus.

about a month and a half ago
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3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating 'Superorgans'

Eddi3 Unfortunately (69 comments)

This sounds great, but unfortunately from TFA:

"Demonstration of a mini organ model lighting a bulb might be feasible in five years. But developing the technology for transplantation, hooking that up to the blood stream, connecting and synchronizing it with a heart with failed AV node will take much longer." Long enough that we probably wonâ(TM)t be enjoying superhuman organs in our lifetimes. Bioprinted "self-powered humanâ parts that generate electricity are at least 100 years off, Ozbolat said.

about 2 months ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Eddi3 Surely (313 comments)

If Brendan Eich could be forced out for a $1,000 donation, surely Ms. Rice can be for influencing privacy policy herself, something which is highly relevant to this business. In addition, she has defended her position since leaving office. I think the real question here is where does this end?

about 4 months ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

Eddi3 Re:Who says computers will take over.... (275 comments)

I'm not at all disputing the idea of what you're saying. In fact, I agree that incompetence let this guy through.

However, your example of googling this guy's name is a particularly bad one. Google's autocorrection algorithms are based on the popularity of terms and their similarities. Since the bombing, surely this name would have been googled millions of times.

Do you really suppose that Google would have made such an accurate correction before the Boston attacks that madetheir family name infamous?

about 5 months ago
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It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

Eddi3 Re:Twenty questions (206 comments)

Perhaps the game is interesting because our brains hold 2 million concepts..

[citation needed]

about 7 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

Eddi3 Re:I was shopping for one recently (444 comments)

This right here, so fucking hard. Newegg's packaging is universally shit, and is probably a reason they are usually cheaper than everybody. That said, I have had too many items to count shipped to me from them over the years, among that 10 or so hard drives, and dare I say not a single item from them has ever failed despite the horrendous shipping. The hard drives were almost entirely Seagate. The thing with them is that there are models that have extremely high failure rates, and they are usually the ones that are discounted. When buying a drive, regardless of brand, you've gotta do some research on individual models/firmwares and failure rates for them. Off hand, I remember Seagate's 7200.10 line had a huge failure rate, up near 20-30% however their 7200.11 line which came after was solid. I still have several drives from that line going strong. I strongly believe that most, if not the vast majority, of the drive failures have to do with very poor shipping methods. I've sold 20-30+ used hard drives on eBay, and I've never once had a customer complain that it didn't work once it got there.

about 7 months ago
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New Class of "Hypervelocity Stars" Discovered Escaping the Galaxy

Eddi3 Re:The Puppeteers Are Leaving! (150 comments)

You have clearly not read the books.

about 7 months ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

Eddi3 Re:Fucking idiots (1532 comments)

Of all their wars, this is the only one they are winning right now.

about a year ago
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How Deadbeat Facebook Friends and Using ALL-CAPS Can Lower Your Credit Score

Eddi3 Re: And letter case indicates what? (362 comments)

I agree. All uppercase should be fine, but I would agree with TFS that all lowercase is a bad sign.

about a year ago
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Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

Eddi3 Re: So what the article is saying... (758 comments)

While average income is indeed high in San Francisco relative to the rest of the US (40-50% higher), the cost of living is also double (100% higher) the average cost of living in the US. Sounds like a net negative to me.

about a year and a half ago
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Should Techies Trump All Others In Immigration Reform?

Eddi3 Re:How about... (231 comments)

He didn't have to run a campaign at all. Illinois' 4th district has been so grotesquely gerrymandered that it's been nicknamed 'earmuffs.' It's designed to include two majority Hispanic areas.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/IL04_109.gif

This man hasn't ever received less than 75% of the vote, and has had this seat for 20 years. He hasn't had to run so much as a primary since around 1994.

about a year and a half ago
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Australian Economists Predictions No Better Than Flipping a Coin

Eddi3 Re:Predicting groups versus individuals (290 comments)

To be fair, Nate Silver got all 50 states right on the presidential level. In the senate he only got two wrong; Montana and North Dakota who he called for the Republicans, but went Democrat, one of which was within 1%, and the other of which was because of an unexpectedly strong libertarian showing. And this is coming from a constitutionalist libertarian who thinks Obama is leading us off a cliff. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

about a year and a half ago
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Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Director of Engineering

Eddi3 SkyNet (148 comments)

SkyNet will come to dominate all first posts soon.

about a year and a half ago

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Shuttle goes Linux

Eddi3 Eddi3 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

"Launch in Germany, further European regions planned.

Shuttle Inc., SFF PC market leader and manufacturer of multi form factor solutions, now offers fully configured systems, based on Intel technology, featuring Novell SUSE Linux operating systems."

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Lack of Modpoints?

Eddi3 Eddi3 writes  |  about 7 years ago

Are there less mod points floating around today? I haven't seen many +5's at all lately. Is it just me?

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