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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

SystematicPsycho Re:Sue? (182 comments)

It's easier to understand why people do things when you stand back and look at people's motives and the motives 90%+ of the times are who stands to gain what.

Newsweek wanted a huge story for their brand new print edition, the journalist was investigating alleged Satoshi for months, bitcoin was the flavour of the week. Of course they were going to run with the story true or false. This story is on the front cover of the print edition. The alleged Satoshi just got used to make Newsweek big, that's what journalists do right, sacrifice people.

about 9 months ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

SystematicPsycho Re:Stalking is stalking (182 comments)

They needed a big story for the print edition, bitcoin was the flavour of the week after Mt Gox. This journalist was researching alleged Satoshi for months. Combine all the events together they were going to run with this story regardless. That's why it's such a retarded story when you read it, it's half-baked thrown together. They're saying it's him based on a big hunch - but they couldn't care less they got their 15 mins of fame (or infame). Posting his picture and house maybe that had something to do with the half-bakedness, every other media outlet went to his door, it was to make more controversy thus making the print more successful in their eyes. This Satoshi should sue big-time.

about 9 months ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

SystematicPsycho Newsweek's motives (182 comments)

Newsweek is going print, they need a front page story, Mt Gox went bust, another bitcoin exchange boss was found dead, bitcoin was already the flavour of the week. Combine these events, Newsweek going print, lots to write about bitcoin. Now, a journalist along with two forensic analysts were researching the alleged Satoshi for 3+ months, at some point they have to deliver the goods.

The perfect storm run with the bitcoin story no matter if true or false. Newseek's front page is the bitcoin story.

Journalistically the story was a success. On moral, humanitarian, investigative, common sense, ethical grounds the story is a massive fail.

What will be the repercussions? Poor guy was chased and hounded by journalists for having the same name, journalist making appearances like a hero on some shows. Forbes was calling it journalistic brilliance.

At least retard achieved one thing, the real Satoshi stood up and said it's not me.

about 9 months ago
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Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?

SystematicPsycho Perfect Storm, timing everything at others expense (276 comments)

They'd been investigating this guy for months. A combination of things led to this story being exposed. Newsweek were about to make a print comeback, Mt Gox went under the journalist (and her two "forensic analyst" sidekicks) had to print something. End result a media ready to run with anything true or not, lots of web hits to Newseek, poor guy being harassed. Newsweek win in the short.

about 9 months ago
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Australian State Govt. To Fund iPads For Doctors

SystematicPsycho Re:Corporate sponsorship for elections (97 comments)

Sounds fair they should go to tender and be fair to all the other tablet pcs and not mention "ipad" directly. Chances are the idea won't fly anyway so there will never be ipads to complain about, people know what an ipad is not a tablet PC this is an election stunt :\

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Warns of China Closing the Supercomputer Gap

SystematicPsycho Re:To compute what? (238 comments)

"I'm as just as capable as being sorry as you are"...

more than 4 years ago
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Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine

SystematicPsycho Re:Australian Tokay makes me sad (302 comments)

Try telling them that, they still believe they are descendents of Alexander the Great, it's become a madness in the country. The ruling party VMRO are using the whole "we are Alexander's people that conquered Persia the Greeks were our slaves" to a ridiculous level. It seems they have to in order to stop an invasion from Bulgaria and Albania. One quarter of the population are Albanian and Bulgarians claim the FYRMians speak Bulgarian (hell, they even televise their tv shows there an understand it). Greece has no territorial ambitions and only wants the facts to be know.

Fortunately the people who we should leave history to, the historians at well known universities, have stood up and done something about it:

http://macedonia-evidence.org/obama-letter.html

more than 4 years ago
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Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine

SystematicPsycho Re:Australian Tokay makes me sad (302 comments)

It depends at which point in history you are talking about when you say "historicaly". The Ancient region of Macedon is 90% within Greece. The Romans later redrew the borders and it changed several times until the Ottomans redrew the borders again to what the region is now. So, the current "historical region" is with the Ottoman drawn borders. The Ancient capital has always been Pella in Greece (where Alexander the Great was born).

As for the gentically descended part another nice piece of FYROM propaganda, the far right also claim they invented white people and that Greeks are from Ethiopia. They'll also claim Greeks are Christianised Turks but forget that the entire Balkans was occupied by the Ottomans, must have ommitted that part from the revised school textbooks (fact: they were revised again last week - "Textbook errors shame FYROM schools" http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/analysis/30188/).

more than 4 years ago
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Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine

SystematicPsycho Re:Australian Tokay makes me sad (302 comments)

Greece has every business to oppose the name, it is within the UN rules for a country to call itself whatever it wants as long as it doesn't offend anyone else, and quite frankly it offends many Greeks for a country having no business with the name "Macedonia". Tito renamed the area in the 40s to start a dispute with Greece to gain access to the Aegean. Communist propaganda goes a long way...

Think about this then, a country that has around 30% of a region, not even the Ancient region (which is 90% within Greece) but with Ottoman drawn borders, calls itself "Macedonia", of which Greece has 50% of that region, and then claims Alexander the Great (names the airport Alexander the Great airport - wtf), plans to build a 30metre statue in the capital Skopje (not even in the Ottoman drawn border region of Macedonian), claims Thessaloniki (they use the Bulgarian name Solun and call it their capital) is occupied by the Greeks (Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Ottoman Turkey fought in WWI, where is this "Macedonia" in these battles?), speak a Slavic-Bulgarian dialect, call their language "Macedonian", claim the "Macedonians" were expelled from Greece (were actually Communist traitors, some even Greek and still hold a grudge, for example Prime Minister Gruevski's grandfather fought for Greece and family want their property back after being exiled for being Communist traitors)... the picture that starts to unfold are a lot of people (not all) that use Greece as excuse for their problems much like most of the Middle East use Israel as a root of all evil.

Besides, Greece can wait this out, FYROM, which is 1/4 Albanian can't wait it out forever and when/if the current PM is gone the issue will be resolved.

more than 4 years ago
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Australia Adopts EU's Geographical Indicator System For Wine

SystematicPsycho Re:Australian Tokay makes me sad (302 comments)

What are the FYROMians doing with Greece's name Macedonia? Theft is a worldwide pandemic.

more than 4 years ago
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Facing 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping Police

SystematicPsycho Many unanswered questions... (878 comments)

An unmarked police car pulls a guy over and the cop jumps out with a gun... at what point was the motor cyclist supposed to turn off the camera - after the fact he didn't know it was a police car? We don't know the history of the person being pulled over, for all we know he was a person of interest to the cops (his name popped up on the computer after the cop checked the registration of the bike then the cop proceeded with caution by pulling out a gun - maybe the motorcyclist had prior "dangerous" convictions?). Regardless, they might have had nothing on him and are using the "make an example out of him" method making his life hell. How many riots, uproars have happened when someone has video taped a cop? Authorities want to get the message across of don't do it or else this will happen to you... Anyway, if the filming part was so bad why didn't they confiscate the camera? How did the video end up on the internet?

more than 4 years ago
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10 Tips For Boosting Network Performance

SystematicPsycho 1 simple tip (256 comments)

Stop downloading pr0n.

more than 4 years ago
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Austin Police Want Identities of Online Critics

SystematicPsycho Double-edged kick me sign (320 comments)

This article appearing on slashdot with user comments is a double-edged kick me sign - for those who post against the chief and for the chief himself.

more than 5 years ago
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Which Breakthrough Is Most Likely?

SystematicPsycho FTL travel == time travel (903 comments)

If you can travel faster than the speed of light you can travel back in time - technically these two options are ambiguous.

more than 5 years ago
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One Crime Solved Per 1,000 London CCTV Cameras

SystematicPsycho "Only..." ?? (404 comments)

The story failed at the first word ""Only one crime was solved for each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year"... How many was it supposed to solve? The sentence should start with "One crime was solved...". The original story also does not talk about how many crimes were prevented but mentions it is supposed to make people feel "safer", probably because people think CCTV will act as a deterent.

more than 5 years ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Battery-Life Statistics

SystematicPsycho "...automakers measured gas mileage by ..." (200 comments)

"What if automakers measured gas mileage by rolling their cars downhill with their engines idling?"

Actually, cars burns fuel while idling to keep the engine running and in some circumstances more than if driving depending on the air/fuel ratio mixture and injectors (for electronic fuel injection).

more than 5 years ago
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Sarah Connor Chronicles — Why It Died

SystematicPsycho Terminator was still popular? (834 comments)

The first movie came out in the 80s, the second one was a smashing success. The third one sucked and Arnie is Governor so couldn't care less about it anymore. Why was the rest going to be any good? My expectations for the movie coming out are low, the only reason worth seeing giving it a shot is for Christian Bale. How far can they take the story with the termniator franchise anyway?

more than 5 years ago
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Virginia Health Database Held For Ransom

SystematicPsycho Re:Michigan (325 comments)

Isn't that a public relations disaster? "It was just a drill"... it's bound to make some people made even if they know it's a drill later.

more than 5 years ago

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