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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief

Richard_at_work Re:Mass analysis (63 comments)

How is a research group with non-privileged access to third party data going to determine such things as shipping addresses? The bitcoin blockchain doesn't extend verification to those shipping addresses etc, so the point stands - it doesn't tie in anything which cannot be faked, all you actually get with the blockchain is "random number X did something with second random number Y".

Great, the bitcoin blockchain can't be faked - but what about these logs that say "bitcoin wallet X purchased some cocaine and sent it to Barack Obama, The White House, Fuck You Street, Merka"?

yesterday
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

Richard_at_work Re:Fentanyl (139 comments)

Third cousins cannot be argued to be "immediate family".

yesterday
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Richard_at_work Re:Oh yeah, that guy (273 comments)

I'm not missing the point - Sweden does not have to question him in the UK, that's their prerogative. And the extradition judge agrees with Sweden on this because it was one of Assanges defence teams points that he specifically rejected in their appeal.

The whole "question him in the UK" thing is nothing but a load of bollocks pro-Assange followers use to cloud the issue.

And I don't have to be naive at all - if the US wanted him, they could have had him from the UK much easier than from Sweden. So why the hop to Sweden if the final destination is reachable just as easily from the UK? That's where pro-Assange followers fail to make sense.

Even Assanges *defence* witness in the extradition hearings said that follow on extradition to the US COULD NOT HAPPEN. And yet pro-Assange followers ignore what Assanges own witnesses say!

Read the ruling, its quite informative.

http://www.aklagare.se/PageFil...

yesterday
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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief

Richard_at_work Re:Pictures and Logs Prove What Exactly? (63 comments)

The blockchain doesn't tie in anything that irrefutably proves real world identity, just another bitcoin wallet address which could be controlled by anyone at anytime.

yesterday
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Richard_at_work Re:Oh yeah, that guy (273 comments)

Why else are they going to such extraordinary lengths to obtain him? There are no charges, and Sweden refuses to question him in the UK.
The UK is spending millions of pounds on a case where even the allegations do not add up to anything that would be a crime in the UK.

Not this bullshit again - there doesn't have to be charges (the extradition judge explained why), Sweden doesn't have to question him in the UK (the extradition judge explained why) and the UK extradition judge already affirmed that all the extradition charges are indeed crimes in the UK. You people really need to read up on the situation you are trying to ridicule, because your standard lines make you look stupid.

yesterday
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

Richard_at_work Re:Oooh ... formally promised ... (164 comments)

What happens to the promises in the event of liquidation and firesale of assets and IP? It sounds like the charter is only binding if the sale is voluntary and the purchasing entity agrees to it - if the sale is involuntary then the purchaser doesn't have to agree to anything other than the sale price.

2 days ago
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New Microsoft Garage Site Invites Public To Test a Wide Range of App Ideas

Richard_at_work Re:Unpaid labour? (72 comments)

Wow, you *are* ignoring the sendmail and bind exploits - many of them were due to lax security rather than being coding bugs.

And you also seem to ignore the thriving antivirus markets that existed for the Atari, Amiga and other non-MS platforms - I wonder how MS was responsible for those!

2 days ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Richard_at_work Re:Actually, yes. (164 comments)

Shirts usually come with a collar size measurement - 15", 17.5" etc. Only cheaper shirts Ive seen come with a generic size band of S,M, L etc

2 days ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Richard_at_work Re:Boycott ASDA (164 comments)

And many of us don't give a fuck and shop at ASDA, get good quality food, a good experience and low prices. Plenty of other employers around, the staff don't have to work at ASDA if they don't want to.

2 days ago
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New Microsoft Garage Site Invites Public To Test a Wide Range of App Ideas

Richard_at_work Re:Unpaid labour? (72 comments)

Is your selective memory ignoring all the sendmail and bind exploits that did the rounds in the 80s and 90s?

2 days ago
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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company

Richard_at_work Re:Easy! Fraud.. (95 comments)

EBay is no more a monopoly than Google is in search.

2 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Richard_at_work Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 NOT (324 comments)

Nice to see that the Christian Science Monitor completely misses the raid by Gordon Brown and the Labour Party after they won the elections in 1997 in the UK - they raided pension funds to the tune of £5Billion a year from the very start.

3 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Richard_at_work Re:A few things... (324 comments)

Why should the ISP pay out of their profit?

3 days ago
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Richard_at_work Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (101 comments)

I really liked mine, until it died a couple of weeks ago. Just over 18 months of service.

Replaced it with a Crucial M550.

3 days ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Richard_at_work Re:17GB of source code? (243 comments)

Why the duck would I need to do anything like that when including them in my git repo works fine? It also means I can deploy directly from git into my environments.

3 days ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

Richard_at_work Re:Britain only (164 comments)

You have the queen as *your* head of state however ;) Same person, different crown.

4 days ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

Richard_at_work Re:Britain only (164 comments)

Commonwealth != British. You gave those rights up when you split from the British Empire :)

4 days ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

Richard_at_work Re:What for? (164 comments)

IT workers are low-wage blue-collar workers with no vacations, no off hours, no overtime compensation and their jobs are being or have already been outsourced.

In the UK we get a minimum of 4 weeks paid vacation, a set time for working hours, and even salaried workers are due compensation for working over their contractual hours.

Been in IT in the UK for 20 years now, never experienced what you are talking about.

Yup, we actually have decent employment law here in the UK. Sucks to be you, wherever you come from...

4 days ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

Richard_at_work Re:CapEx vs OpEx (243 comments)

Because he's looking to open it as a conversion server for pretty much anyone that wants to use it on an ongoing basis - which means that CapEx is a much better solution.

4 days ago

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Federal Aviation Administration To Investigate Boeing 787 after safety scares

Richard_at_work Richard_at_work writes  |  about 2 years ago

Richard_at_work writes "The FAA announced this morning that they were initiating an indepth investigation into both the design and construction of the Boeing 787 aircraft after several safety scares in the past few months. The Boeing 787 has been in operation for less than 2 years, but in that time it has seen fuel leaks related to build quality issues, electrical problems and a fire related to the new all-electrical approach.

The review will involve a broader investigation than those systems involved in recent scares, and is a significant event for both Boeing as the manufacturer and the FAA."

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Possible security breach at Dropbox?

Richard_at_work Richard_at_work writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Richard_at_work writes "In a thread that has now been ongoing for almost a week, the evidence has been mounting that Dropbox has possibly had a security breach, with many users reporting spam being delivered to Dropbox-only email accounts.

Dropbox has denied this so far, but with the forum thread on the issue now surpassing 250 replies with most users reporting the same sort of thing (spam email for the same "service" all coming in on email addresses only used for Dropbox, and in many cases aliases specifically created for Dropbox with no spam hitting the catch all addresses for the same domains) the likelihood is that something is going on here.

Users were first reporting it as being limited to German Dropbox users, but it has gradually spread across a fairly representative sample of users across the globe now.

With disparity of ISPs, email systems and locations involved here, could there be any other explanation?"

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Assange loses latest round in extradition fight

Richard_at_work Richard_at_work writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Richard_at_work writes "After losing his appeal to the UK Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago, Assanges lawyer was given leave to seek a reopening of the case on particular grounds — the UK Supreme Court has now rejected those grounds and upheld its earlier ruling that Assanges should be extradited, which could happen in the next few days."
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AFA Director: 1st Amendment Doesn't Apply To Islam

Richard_at_work Richard_at_work writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Richard_at_work (517087) writes "Bryan Fischer, Director of of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, has come out saying that the First Amendment is a privilege and not a right when it comes to Islam, and that "The First Amendment was written by the Founders to protect the free exercise of Christianity. They were making no effort to give special protections to Islam." as well as going on to say "Islam has no fundamental First Amendment claims, for the simple reason that it was not written to protect the religion of Islam. Islam is entitled only to the religious liberty we extend to it out of courtesy. While there certainly ought to be a presumption of religious liberty for non-Christian religious traditions in America, the Founders were not writing a suicide pact when they wrote the First Amendment." Quite a fantastical claim!"
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Wow! Its been 30 years....

Richard_at_work Richard_at_work writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Richard_at_work writes "Thirty years ago today, the Big Ear radio telescope recorded a 72 second long signal that perfectly matched the expected signature of a signal that was not of local origin. This became known world wide as the 'Wow!' signal after the comment its discoverer, Dr. Jerry R. Ehman of SETI, scribbled in the margin of the print out, and while it has never been detected since, it has fueled arguments on both sides as to the existence of extraterrestrial life ever since."
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