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MasterCard Rails Against Bitcoin's (Semi-)Anonymity

Pax681 Re:I agree (111 comments)

Money Laundering Laws... pretty much EVERYWHERE

about two weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

Pax681 Re:Hmm, says here: (249 comments)

"slow down" time. Now if the earth has "Lumpy" GRAVY,

FTFY.. just needed some Zappa magic :P

about a month and a half ago
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Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing?

Pax681 Re:Not enough (250 comments)

free CHILD CARE? does ANYWHERE have that?

Yes, it's quite common in Europe.. for example here in Scotland we have free childcare, free healthcare, free education, free prescription medicine.
But we also have private childcare,private healthcare, private education.. we have choice.

about a month and a half ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Pax681 Re:Not a very exciting name (150 comments)

inept? ma fatti una sega..

indeed AC.. marcello_dl can go argue with the people of Tuscany.. particularly Lucca and the surrounding area where my family is from ;)

about 2 months ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Pax681 Re:Not a very exciting name (150 comments)

Remember the Mitsubishi Pajero debacle? Perhaps it really doesn't matter which word you choose as it is always another word for 'wanker' or 'prostitute', etc., in Spanish.

Yup just like the Sega consoles were marketed in Italy as Genesis as sega means wank in Italian ;)

about 2 months ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

Pax681 Re:Can someone clarify the state of BitCoin? (134 comments)

yes.. so..much.. as.. in Europe they are registered and regulated AS A BANK. In Europe storing that cash in paypal means that,like a bank, you know... because it's registered and regulated as a bank... that money was deposited.....like in a bank when money gets deposited.

In Europe, PayPal is registered as a bank in Luxembourg under the legal name PayPal (Europe) Sàrl et Cie SCA, a company regulated centrally by the Luxembourg bank authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)[74] (note that all of the company's European accounts were transferred to PayPal's bank in Luxembourg on July 2, 2007.[75]) Prior to this move, PayPal had been registered in the UK as PayPal (Europe) Ltd, an entity which was licensed as an Electronic Money Issuer with the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) from 2004. This ceased in 2007, when the company moved to Luxembourg.

so you see I HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT AT PAYPAL BANK IN EUROPE AND ALL MY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCE ARE COVERED BY BANKING REGULATIONS

about 3 months ago
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E-cigarette Warnings Are 'Alarmist'

Pax681 Re:Well ba snoke and mist machines then! (3 comments)

argh.. "ban smoke and mist machines" it should have said... i blame these moronic "BAN IT NOW" assholes for raising my rantahol levels so high!

about 3 months ago
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E-cigarette Warnings Are 'Alarmist'

Pax681 Well ba snoke and mist machines then! (3 comments)

as they use pretty much the same stuff along mixed with food flavourings -safety tested and passed as they art food additives
[rant on] What this boils down to is the non-smoker/ex-smoker brigade now getting pissed off because.... MY FUCKING GOD SOMEONE APPEARS TO BE ENJOYING A VAPE!!!!!
Now while they might look like smoking.. they are not... there's no tobacco, no tobacco smell and, those like me who much prefer coconut,blueberry and vanilla flavours.... well... well....we are just putting those FUMES into the air for others to breathe......
new for those idiots... water vapour != smoke... it doesn't smell the same(as it isn't), doesn't taste the same (as it isnn't) and isn't full of toxins(it may only have one.. nicotine)
Oh and nicotine can't gibe you cancer....(br) Yeah.. I use a kanger tech vape and it saves me a fortune., tastes fucking great. i don't cough and spluter and i save a fortune(9 GBP per month vs £50 per week!)
these assholes that are wanting to ban it... seriousdly.. FUCK THOSE PEOPLE.... next they will be banning chewing the end of a fucking pencil as that vaguely,in the right light looks like smoking... to a fucking moron....
[/end rant]

about 3 months ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

Pax681 blatant typo in title!!! (246 comments)

"The Step Pyramid of Djoserat Saqqara"

should be "The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara"
spotted it as soon as I saw it..., very poor error to make indeed

about 3 months ago
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Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

Pax681 Re:Seriously? (62 comments)

Go right ahead and persecute us with your insults, it only makes us stronger.

and there we have it! the christians deep desire to be some kind of martyr!
take you creationist bollocks and your desire to be persecuted and bugger off with your nonsense!

about 4 months ago
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Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

Pax681 Re:On Banco Santander reports (50 comments)

Yup....Santander are assholes. they took over my bank (alliance and leicester) who were decent till santander took over.
soon it was charges for this and that.. total PITA.
now i bank with my local credit union and i am MUCH happier

about 4 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Pax681 Re:close to population (375 comments)

"Scotland has only been invaded by one country in the last 1000 years, it's a country to our south."

Why do you think that might be? Do you think, if say, Scotland was independent and the rest of the UK left it to fend for itself that you wouldn't have been attacked by the Nazis?

The whole reason Scotland hasn't been invaded by anyone other than the English in the last 1000 years is because the English have been running the single biggest empire in history for most of it and Scotland has thrived and been protected as a result of that.

"we just don't like the arseholes in Westminster telling us what to do (neither does large areas of England as it happens)"

Sure, and I'm in one of those parts of England where we have even less localism than you because we don't have a devolved parliament, but the idea of independence is far more retarded because we'd be even worse off again - sure we'd have more local politicians but you think someone in Glasgow is really going to be any more represented by a parliament in Edinburgh than they are London? All Salmond is selling you is that he'll get to fuck you over instead of the politicians in London, god only knows if Salmond's deal with Trump to overrule the rights of a Scotsman and his local council so that Trump could build a golf course isn't evidence of that I don't know what is - he doesn't give a shit about you any more than the politicians in Westminster and he's proven that enough times already.

Moving the place the people in control of you sit changes fuck all, increasing the accountability of whoever controls you and changing it to a relationship of serving you rather than controlling you is the only option to achieve what you're after, and you can do that far more prosperously in the union.

But perhaps instead of chasing independence you'd have worked with those of us in England to get that accountability and improved localism for the regions we might have got somewhere, but instead you're taking the worst possible option out of laziness.

Thankfully though, it seems that plenty enough Scots aren't quite retarded enough to take the stupid option that you're pushing so fingers crossed we can soon start focussing on a solution that makes sense, rather than one that's destructive fed by petty populist nationalist rhetoric.

fucking save me from this poorly constructed bullshit nonsense!
Westminster even drew up plans to LET SCOTLAND BE over run by the nazis in world war two .
you entire statement is 100% pure,unfiltered bullshit and you know it
here's a link to an article that is fully attributed and you can check it's facts.......
London plans to abandon Scotland to Nazis in world war two
BTW... it's a matter for the Scottish electorate... :)

about 4 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Pax681 Re:close to population (375 comments)

It should be noted that the nuclear armoury is based only 15 miles from Scotland's most populous area, the city of Glasgow -- which in the politics of the union is totally fine so long as it's nowhere near English cities. The system has had multiple failures and there have been attempted coverups of accidents at Coulport (where the weapons are stored). The Royal Navy also stores the decrepit and rusting nuclear submarines at Rosyth, a mere 10 miles from Edinburgh, our capital city. Again the thought of storing these at Southampton or Portsmouth would not be considered because it's too close to English who don't want rusting nuclear vessels in their backyard.

Senior MOD officials have been on the back foot in this debate even though most UK military assets have already been removed from Scotland (airbases have been shut and army decimated). Rather like in a divorce where one party tries to remove as many assets as possible before a possible split. The problem with the nuclear armoury is that none of the other areas of the UK want it and it would be political suicide for an English MP to accept into their area.

Scotland, if the vote is YES next month, would be a small country and it would not be right to have nuclear arms. Scotland wants to set an example by not having them on our soil. Scotland has only been invaded by one country in the last 1000 years, it's a country to our south. Scots like the English (this is not an anti-English referendum) - we just don't like the arseholes in Westminster telling us what to do (neither does large areas of England as it happens)

To learn more about the Scottish independence, see The Wee Blue Book

you are spot on sir....

about 4 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Pax681 Re:Two weaker nations (375 comments)

That is what Scottish independence would mean. But WTF, break what is left of the Kingdom up if you must.

that is a piss poor attempt at emotive bullshit.... it's uyp to the people of Scotland to decide by voting for what they want. It would not make Scotland weaker.. fiscally it would be in a much stronger position and morally stronger too being rid of Westminster bloody awful foreign policy and involvement in illegal wars.
And ,as i said in a previous post, i say this as a veteran of the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute regiment with service in Northern Ireland,1st gulf war and Bosnia to name the ones you would have heard of.
your point if utterly weak sauce.. is Norway a weak nation????? nopes it bailed out the world bank from it's pocket change... Iceland is actually recovering rather nicely ...oh and Ireland is recovering faster and better than the so called "UK".... there are lots of small countries that do very well thanks very much and Scotland can be one of them

about 4 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Pax681 Re:Of course it won't (375 comments)

Anyone stupid enough to just dismantle nukes instead of selling them is a moron.

I sure hope that fat stupid prick doesn't get in to power, Scotland will be destroyed. He is genuinely ignorant as to how international relations and economy works.

holy fuck... now here speaks a typical unionist.. this referendum isn't about Alex Salmond it's about the constitutional future and the future for our children in Scotland.
When it comes to who is the First Minister post independence.. that's what election are for you blatant fucking MORON.....
As for being ignorant on economics.. he's an economist and specialised in oil and worked in that for fucking years.
Thgis makes him more qualified than that pretty much all the Westminster chancellors put together.. such as the latest one.. with a degree in art history... I mean really? is this the best debate you can put forward? no nonder you posted AC.. typical unthinking dogmatic moronic unionist bilge.... just like the "better together2 campaign declared that if Scotland became independent the roaming charges would be horrendous in Europe for Scots... and this on the same day the EU announced the end of roaming charges.. LOL,
. You sir are genuinely ignorant.... about everything especially Scotland,it's politics,what would happen post independence and it's political personalities
Again I stress this referendum has nothing to do with salmond and everything to do with independence... hence the name.. the independence referendum!

about 4 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Pax681 Re:Betteridge (375 comments)

erm.. do other nations who don't have nuclear weapons not contribute?????? i would say they do with sending their armed services to serve on NATO and EU missions and campaigns so your statement is fucking ludicrous that we cannot contribute without nukes...
You'll also find that Scottish politicians in high office are not that bothered about what American politicos think... Google Kenny McAskill and Al Megrahi for details

about 4 months ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Pax681 Re:Betteridge (375 comments)

Scoitland has been invaded by many groups of people and generally fended them all off from the Romans to the Vikings to the English.
however in 1706/7 from when the act of union was passed(in an illegally convened parliament btw ) GREED and corruption was used to sway the vote. the people of the time certainly didn't want the union as the riots all over Scotland from Dumfries,to ayr,Edinburgh,Glasgow,Aberdeen,Dundee.. all over testify.
Scotland was pout in a vulnerable position by naval blockade which ,apart from a shitty choice of trading goods, put paid to the Darrien scheme. Privateers were also commissioned to raid Scottish vessels too, then there was the alien act making it illegal to employ,trade with,house or shelter a Scot in England or even trade with them abroad
Now... while the towns and cities were actually ok for funds the merchants and noblemen were fucked by the failed investment in the Darrien scheme and also by the alien act.
A rather famous writer of the time was employed by the crown to bribe his way through the Scottish parliament and being in desperate need of funds or just being greedy corrupt bastards the vote got through
That was Daniel Defoe who was the paymaster and handler for the agents of the crown
Thus it can be said that the only country to totally defeat Scotland ...were... ourselves due to those corrupt fucks.
As a side note... if you look at the 'Bella Pasta' eatery on teh corner of the royal mile and North Bridge, in the basement of that building where the eateries toilet is now placed.. that's where the act of union was drafted and then completed for presentation to the parliament for the vote.
quite appropriate as it was concocted by shits and pushed through by shits and therefore ,generally,a bit of a shitter! ;)

about 4 months ago

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Better Together Campaign Abuse D.M.C.A to Censor Video

Pax681 Pax681 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Pax681 writes "The Pro-union Better Together Campaign have been abusing the automated DMCA take down procedures at Youtube,Vimeo and Daily Motion in order to remove a video Top Ten Unionist Myths Debunked which perfectly legally uses excerpts from [url=http://www.bettertogether.net/]Better Together's[/url] own videos.
Under UK copyright law there are provision under "Fair Dealing" for using exceprts for "Criticism and news reporting" , much the same as the DMCA in the USA with their n"Fair Use" clause.
There have been more than 30 take downs thus far between the various sites. the video is currently being hosted by Pro-independence online Radio station Radio Free Scotland on it's Video Safe Harbour page.
No Matter what side of the debate you stand on this is clearly an attempt at political censorship abusing the automated DMCA takedown systems at those sites and worse a clear attempt to stifle debate in what is the most important debate in 300 years for Scotland and it's electorate.
Better together have apparently claim that the complaint was to "protect" the people in the video.. well.. the video's are all publicly available and if the BT Campaign was so worried it would not have asked the people to be in them Also this statement from them doesn't come under copyright at all and in itself shows that the DMCA/copyright complaint is actually utterly unfounded.
In True internet Fashion the video has also been popping up on youtube and other sites continually in a Streisand effect response. Radio Free Scotland have stated that they won't take the video down as it is clearly legal and legitimate in it's use of the excerpts to debunk the "myths" of the Better Together Campaign.
Slashdots thoughts on this abuse of the DMCA to censor?"

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Demonoid Domains name for sale

Pax681 Pax681 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Pax681 (1002592) writes "PC World and other sites are reporting of the death of Demonoid "Bad news for those expecting the BitTorrent site Demonoid to somehow spring up from the ashes after last week's alleged bust. The Demonoid domain names are now officially for sale via Sedo, the final nail in the coffin for the popular site that was taken down via a combined assault from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and Interpol. "
Would it be fair to assume that the week long DDOS was part of the operation to take the site down? and if so does thing signal that the *IAA's now see it as ok to break the law witha DDOS to enforce their copyright? http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-domains-go-up-for-sale-120812/ http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57491730-93/domains-seized-from-demonoid-bittorrent-site-up-for-sale/"

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More Drama in the emerald Viewer Story

Pax681 Pax681 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pax681 (1002592) writes "The Emerald Viewer Team seems to be just Two people now after Arabella Steadham and Lonely Bluebird shout out the rest of the Devs

Find a statement sent out this afternoon over Second Life to emerald users quoted in full Below Seems that trademark a has been applied for by Lonely Bluebird and thus i assume the rest of them, as suggested, will go off and develop their own brand of the emerald viewer and keeping it clean of emerald branding in any way.

looks like emerald will be taken off the approved user list... again! for now........

As you can see now thefrosums are abuzz with talk...

Dated: Sept 1st, 2010 1:15 EST. It is with great sadness and disappointment that I write this entry. As of some time this morning, all access to the servers have been severed to all but Arabella Steadham and Lonely Bluebird. Neither me, nor any of the other Emerald Developers have the ability to put out releases at this time. Beyond the recent beta 2587, we also cannot certify the safety or validity of any future releases. Now, I made a promise to everyone to disclose the remaining requirements from LL. Those final two requirements that were given to us by LL, was to have a release out by Friday September the 3rd that would not support emkdu or llkdu even if one of the files was present, and that Lonely Bluebird, Skills Hak and Discrete Dreamscape be removed from the project. The alternative was that LL would block the viewer from access to the SecondLife Grid. While Discrete and Skills gracefully stepped down, Lonely refused. A long argument ensued in dev chat and, I created a new dev chat, where most of us discussed how we could remove Lonely from the project, however it failed. Ultimately Lonely has removed access to the servers and has also stated that he is applying for trademark on the Emerald Viewer name. Preventing us from continuing on the project without him. Unless circumstances change, in my opinion, the Emerald Viewer Project is dead. We simply cannot achieve a release by the deadline given to us under the current circumstances. Without access to the server and website, I am forced to make a very difficult decision as I will not allow myself to be held accountable to anything that happens from this day on in regards to Emerald. With that said, I here by officially resign from the Emerald Viewer Project. I no longer have access to post on the modular systems blog, so I have created a temporary personal blog here http://jessicalyons.wordpress.com/ . It will be on this blog where I will post future developments with myself and possibly the remaining Emerald Developers. We are considering, (only considering) the possibility of creating a new viewer, to be on the TPVD, picking up where Emerald left off. IF we do, you will have the same features as Emerald Viewer. The motivation for this would be purely to give the existing loyal Emerald users a TPVP compliant alternative with a fresh future. I would like to thank, all of our dedicated and loyal users for your support through these difficult and confusing times. I would also like to thank our support team, for all of their hard work and relentless dedication to the emerald viewer project and to helping our users. Also to thank our beta testers who helped Emerald viewer be a quality product.

Dated: Sept 1st, 2010 1:15 EST. It is with great sadness and disappointment that I write this entry. As of some time this morning, all access to the servers have been severed to all but Arabella Steadham and Lonely Bluebird. Neither me, nor any of the other Emerald Developers have the ability to put out releases at this time. Beyond the recent beta 2587, we also cannot certify the safety or validity of any future releases. Now, I made a promise to everyone to disclose the remaining requirements from LL. Those final two requirements that were given to us by LL, was to have a release out by Friday September the 3rd that would not support emkdu or llkdu even if one of the files was present, and that Lonely Bluebird, Skills Hak and Discrete Dreamscape be removed from the project. The alternative was that LL would block the viewer from access to the SecondLife Grid. While Discrete and Skills gracefully stepped down, Lonely refused. A long argument ensued in dev chat and, I created a new dev chat, where most of us discussed how we could remove Lonely from the project, however it failed. Ultimately Lonely has removed access to the servers and has also stated that he is applying for trademark on the Emerald Viewer name. Preventing us from continuing on the project without him. Unless circumstances change, in my opinion, the Emerald Viewer Project is dead. We simply cannot achieve a release by the deadline given to us under the current circumstances. Without access to the server and website, I am forced to make a very difficult decision as I will not allow myself to be held accountable to anything that happens from this day on in regards to Emerald. With that said, I here by officially resign from the Emerald Viewer Project. I no longer have access to post on the modular systems blog, so I have created a temporary personal blog here http://jessicalyons.wordpress.com/ . It will be on this blog where I will post future developments with myself and possibly the remaining Emerald Developers. We are considering, (only considering) the possibility of creating a new viewer, to be on the TPVD, picking up where Emerald left off. IF we do, you will have the same features as Emerald Viewer. The motivation for this would be purely to give the existing loyal Emerald users a TPVP compliant alternative with a fresh future. I would like to thank, all of our dedicated and loyal users for your support through these difficult and confusing times. I would also like to thank our support team, for all of their hard work and relentless dedication to the emerald viewer project and to helping our users. Also to thank our beta testers who helped Emerald viewer be a quality product. Sincerely, Jessica Lyon.

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Texas schools to get controversial syllabus

Pax681 Pax681 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pax681 (1002592) writes "the BBC have a story about how Texas are now changing their syllabus to what might be termed as a very paranoid stance with regards to the UN

Also in the changes will be how the founding Fathers never really intended to separate church and state up to and uncluding

And Thomas Jefferson has been dropped from a list of enlightenment thinkers in the world-history curriculum, despite being one of the Founding Fathers who is credited with developing the idea that church and state should be separate.

now i am Scottish but as i recall a fair few of the founding father were not religious at all and their intent was VERY much to separate church and state after seeing the mess it had helped make in Europe and elsewhere

apparently this is to "redress liberal bias" in the education.

thoughts gents?"

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Boris to enable wifi hotpots London wide for 2012

Pax681 Pax681 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pax681 (1002592) writes "Boris Johnson declared that london will have all bus stops and lamp posts wifi enabled by 2012 for the olympics

in an article on Tech Eye Boris waxes lyrical (or as lyrical as he can get) about how it would be done at a google Zeitgeist event in Hertfordshire.

these would be public wifi hotpots and as such would these break the new law on open access points? would they be just the thing for people to use to infringe with impunity and anonymously bypass the chances of running foul of the digital economy act? and what would ACTA have to say about them too?"
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How get the fastest speeds from your connection!

Pax681 Pax681 writes  |  about 7 years ago

Pax681 writes "A Great way to speed up your net connection for FREE! My cousin who uses the username "Guest_Again" wrote a guide on how to max out your internet connection free without these nonsense apps that say they will and certainly do not. All props to Guest_Again for the info and tutorials! with my www.bethere.co.uk pro connection(24mb/down 2.5mb up) i actually get 23.1 up and 2409 down! check out on how to find the right version of DMT for your router and also how to use DrTCP to sort your Recieve window. all apps are 100% virus/malware/spam/adware and COST FREE All setting are reversable too! All covered in DMT Tool Tutorial DrTCP tutorial DMT Tool Homepage DRTCP Download When you go to the DMT Tool site you will see there are different versions. make sure you shoose the right one for your router. the router versions are listed next to the different versions of DMT tool! Guest_Again wrote THIS TUTORIAL on choosing the right version of DMT for your hardware Guest_Again is ALWAYS happy to give help to anyone wishing to tweak their connections using his method. This page has had over 109,000 hits so far and is used as a reference page for many other sites."

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