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Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Vanishes, Taking £2.5m of Coins With It

arkane1234 Re:Distributed security HEIST? (346 comments)

It's kind of like a reality conversion layer. It has to be stored in one place to be a tangible currency to be traded with another tangible currency.

about 5 months ago
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Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Vanishes, Taking £2.5m of Coins With It

arkane1234 Re:I don't see a problem.. Follow the... (346 comments)

If something has a tangible value attached to it, and is being deemed a form of currency, it's property in one form or another.
Let's not try the hippy mentality with something like this. That ranks right up there with saying "pot wants to be free mannnn, give me some".

about 5 months ago
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Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Vanishes, Taking £2.5m of Coins With It

arkane1234 Re:Recurring theme? (346 comments)

That's why you don't store your funds you desire to be protected within a bank not insured by FDIC.

about 5 months ago
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Aging Linux Kernel Community Is Looking For Younger Participants

arkane1234 Re:Let me get this straight (332 comments)

written in a language 20 years beyond chic

No, you'd be coding in C.

about 5 months ago
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Aging Linux Kernel Community Is Looking For Younger Participants

arkane1234 Re:Learning curve is a 80 degree gradient (332 comments)

I'm no kernel code developer, but I'm a systems engineer with light C/C++ experience and that is the reason I stopped contributing to the Gentoo community as well.
While they don't parallel in many ways, the team thought process was kind of the same.
I created full documentation on logical volume management installation with raid setup and so forth during Gentoo installation from scratch and it amounted to them saying to learn their documentation coding language and put it into that. I had other things to do aside from learning a language (some odd hybrid SGML that wasn't well documented) that I'd only use for that purpose.
I used Gentoo for a bit after that but it got to the point of not compiling cleanly due to dependency issues which told me the package management system was suffering the same issues as the documentation more than likely. Haven't really used Gentoo since 2005 for those reasons.

about 5 months ago
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Aging Linux Kernel Community Is Looking For Younger Participants

arkane1234 Re:It's a bloated mess. Who wants to work on that? (332 comments)

Well, to be truthful it's a bulk of modules. The main kernel isn't any more bloated than any other Unix operating system with safeguards and security code within it.

about 5 months ago
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Why iOS 7 Is Making Some Users Feel 'Sick'

arkane1234 Re:On the plus side... (261 comments)

I have an ipad and an iphone that says different.
I have ios 5.2.1 on the ipad & iphone, and the original was ios 6.
Haven't updated to 6.0.1, yet.

about 7 months ago
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Why iOS 7 Is Making Some Users Feel 'Sick'

arkane1234 Re: Can't you turn the effects off? (261 comments)

Saying someone has to be mentally ill in order to be effected by motion sickness is like saying a person needs to have physical issues in order to get into an auto accident. It makes ABSOLUTELY no sense, whatsoever.

Get off your high horse and read the article.

about 7 months ago
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U.S. Gov't Still Fighting the Man Behind Buckyballs; Guess Who's Winning?

arkane1234 Re:WHAT THE FUCK (555 comments)

The constitution in no way says what the government can do, since there are ammendments along with something called interstate commerce.

Research.

about 8 months ago
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NSA Firing 90% of Its Sysadmins

arkane1234 Re: Hmm (634 comments)

Only when it's a physical action, not a word notating feelings of disdain. I can understand the confusion.

about 8 months ago
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Remember the Computer Science Past Or Be Condemned To Repeat It?

arkane1234 Re:old timers (479 comments)

I'm still waiting for you to exit mine...

about 9 months ago
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Remember the Computer Science Past Or Be Condemned To Repeat It?

arkane1234 Re:ANSII on a BBS (479 comments)

personally I consider facebook to be more of a private forum. Nothing more than what myspace did, or what WWiV/Renegade/etc did before the intArwebz.

about 9 months ago
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Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter

arkane1234 Re:Just like the PS3 (212 comments)

I honestly think that several hundred dollar price drop was the largest selling point. Who wants to buy a gaming console when it's ~$800...

about 9 months ago
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Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter

arkane1234 Re:In Further News... (212 comments)

ahah I see what you did there!

about 9 months ago
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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction

arkane1234 Re:Classic case (509 comments)

It's something people assume of left-handed people. Most of the time it's assumed that left-handed people are libertarian or liberal-leaning political individuals, which automatically means that the person making the assumption is a right-wing political individual. That bias automatically boils down to "different == sinful/evil".
It's kinda cute :-)

about 9 months ago
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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction

arkane1234 Re:Applying the knee-jerk logic... (509 comments)

A) Yes, that's a problem.
B) Yes, that's what it was invented for.
C) Driving/insurance/safety equipment are daily activities that are a part of mundane everyday life. Guns are protection from people who no longer believe the laws to be worth following. (and those trying to remove said defense to allow the action to occur)
D) Everyone who disagrees with you is an idiot or a troll. Why are you arguing?

about 9 months ago
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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction

arkane1234 Re:safe mode (509 comments)

last I checked, no sledgehammer is necessary to remove screws... unless your an android user I guess...

about 9 months ago

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Finally, normalcy

arkane1234 arkane1234 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Finally, if seems to be levelling out to some semblance of normalcy. I got a job as a Linux administrator after being unemployed for nearly 2 years... thank god my wife works a decent job as a laboratorian. Getting my first check made life a little easier for us, and I get to replace my ratty 83 Camaro... not to mention gas prices eating me alive with a 4-bbl V-8. I'm picking up a 1991 Mercury Capri XR2 Turbo, and I should be registering it on monday. Sprity little car, and a 5-speed! No more lazy driving for me, woohoo! It is white, and has red flames on the sides, with color-coordinated red/black seatcovers... convertible, also. My wife doesn't know how to drive a stickshift, so I guess I need to teach her. I test drove it the other day, and I bent 50mph in 2nd gear in about 4 seconds. In Scottsdale, Arizona, that's definately something to worry about considering the police force in this area tends to border on pedontic.

So, a see a new life forming... finally able to move on with life once more. Money may not be the only thing in life, but when you don't have it everything tends to fall apart....

I used to be a unix (solaris) integrator/administrator for American Express, had all the goodies back then. I got married on the same day I was laid off and life has been a downhill struggle since then. Now that I have a job, we are able to finally do something other than nothing... which we have done for the past 2 years.

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First "real" thanksgiving/christmas with my family

arkane1234 arkane1234 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I don't usually post things to my journal, but I wanted to remember this one for years to come.

This is the first year I am spending thanksgiving and christmas with my immediate family... my wife and my daughter. I've been married for a year and a half, and we've always gone to relatives houses, but this is the first time we are starting our own traditions, values. It feels kinda neat in a way, making our own mark that our daughter can look back on and remember like I remember my family traditions. My parents live on the other side of the United States but are visiting for Christmas, so they will be included in our Christmas traditions. It ought to be an interesting time, and makes me feel like more of a husband. Kinda sappy, but it's called growing up. LOL

I'm waiting for Christmas morning when the tree (artificial of course) is lit up, the heater going slightly, and the family is gathered around while my daughter is all jittery with anticipation, diving into the presents while reading the labels to see what is what. My grandmother passed away when I was 16 right before Christmas and it has never been the same since... maybe this could bring the holiday cheer back to me...

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