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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

jbssm Islam (226 comments)

If FB started censoring everything that offends Islam we would be back to a text terminal... and I'm sure that the Mullahs would most probably find a motive of offense in that as well.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

jbssm Re:Idiot redistributionists. (325 comments)

Yeah, capitalism ends when bankers run out of the other people money to bail them out.

2 days ago
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Firefox 35 Arrives With MP4 Playback On Mac, Android Download Manager Support

jbssm Mozzila Foundation, you need an intervention (177 comments)

Seriously guys, nobody gives a damn about these nonsense features. Work on the memory hog that Firefox has become and work on fixing the crescent number of bugs and working on making it light again. Nobody cares about the stuff you keep adding anymore and it's just making the problem even worst.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

jbssm Re:Google doesn't support old versions? (629 comments)

Problem is, not all of us want to be carrying overpriced oversized phones around. I owned a Nexus 4 and was a big fan of the Nexus 5. I was actually waiting for the Nexus 6 to come out so that I could upgrade my Nexus 4 (that's right, I don't buy a new phone every year)... but when I saw the behemoth and the price of it, it was obviously not something I would buy and carry around.

about two weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

Actually it's the fact that you completely changed your argument that makes you look like you are loosing the argument.

I though we where talking about how easy it was to launder Bitcoin, but I get it that every time Bitcoin evangelists feel attacked and can't really give a proper solution to some problem about bitcoin (the fact that it's so easily laundered in this particular argument we are having) they quickly point their fingers at any fiat currency: "Ei, don't look at us, look at them, look, look how money is also evil." while failing to address the issue at hand and trying desperately to compare apples an oranges.

Yes, because any reasonable person understand that while fiat, gold, diamonds, etc can be used to launder money, it's actually a process that demands lots of connections and quite a big deal of risks. Unlike bitcoin where you have to just simply pass it between a couple of wallets/websites. But oh well, I quite used to this kind of ridiculous arguments from bitcoin evangelists taking place on Reddit anyway.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Where should I hold my Bitcoins? (161 comments)

Safer, sure but 70% return in 2014? Which bank are you talking about?

It was a joke. Since bitcoin lost 70% of it's value in 2014, it was implying you would get a 70% in bitcoin by storing your money in USD during 2014.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

This is not theft, this is a Ponzi scheme. I'm talking about theft, I'm talking about stealing your bitcoins from your wallet, or somebody else wallet, or an exchange wallet like - the case we are talking about in this post.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

What you said is false, completely false. Maybe it's by ignorance, maybe it's because you try to hide the facts. Laundering bitcoins, is as easy to put your money in Satoshi dice and take it out after playing. Or just get your money into a bitcoin tumbler and get it out after, or just exchange your bitcoins into Darkcoin and then back again after passing trough a middle wallet.

All these methods are 100% anonymous. And you cannot shut them down since because of bitcoin decentralized nature they can always be hosted outside some specific country regulation in case that specific country get's a regulation about these services.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Where should I hold my Bitcoins? (161 comments)

You should hold your Bitcoin by exchanging them for USD and then store them in your bank. This method besides being orders of magnitude safer, had an actual return of more than 70% during 2014.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

What stops you from stealing cash? The law. Because the law doesn't care about bitcoin, yet, doesn't mean it never will.

This is only half right. Sure, the law doesn't care right now. But bitcoin very nature will always prevent the law, if/when it exists to actually catch any smart prepretator, as such, bitcoin will always have zero accountability when it comes to theft.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

Sure, difference is: If some hacker steals money from your bank: 1 - You don't loose your money. 2 - The hacker has an hell of a time actually using that money. 3 - The hacker may actually get arrested and as such it works as a detriment for the act in the 1st place.

This is the huge difference you are trying to put aside by using the same old incomparable comparison with state currencies.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:No price move (161 comments)

Actually, Bitcoin took a bit hit 36 hours ago and today you got the news. What this tells you is that insider trading is alive and well in the bitcoin world. Someone already knew of the hack and dumped the market.

Now expect further dumps just before worst and worst news resurface about this matter... just another typical day in bitcoin.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

Please name anyone that is jailed for stealing bitcoin.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

Bitcoin is a commodity, not a currency.

Bitcoin was created exactly to be a currency. So, making it a commodity is just your personal take on it.

Then, systems of government-backed currencies surely don't have zero accountability many people get jailed for stealing, corruption or mismanagement of any kind of government-backed currency. Yet, there are presently zero persons in jail for stealing bitcoin and there will ever by while they are at least slightly intelligent, since bitcoin very nature will always allow for the produce of theft to be easily laundered... unlike government-backed currencies.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Re:Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

I meant new vulnerabilities in IT world and general and not in the bitcoin protocol in particular. And yes, they those are discovered everyday.

Since Bitcoin would be mighty unpractical without any IT infrastructure, then yes, new vulnerabilities are discovered everyday that might have an impact on how you use bitcoin.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

jbssm Bitcoin is faulty by nature (161 comments)

Satoshi might have been a great mathematician/programmer, but he - of course - forgot all the social constrains of a new technology

It's appalling how bitcoin evangelists still didn't understand the simple issue that makes Bitcoin impossible to work: Bitcoin has zero accountability.

It doesn't matter how utterly secure you can theoretically make your bitcoins if there is zero punishment for those that try and succeed in stealing them.

The real world doesn't care about perfectly safe paper wallets that can't be used until you send them to a hot wallet (I mean, are the paper wallets really perfectly safe, are you sure your printer hasn't been hacked with the latest USB vulnerability and someone got your keys?).

New vulnerabilities are discovered every day, you just can't keep your Bitcoins 100% safe, no matter how mathematically perfect the concept looks on paper.

about three weeks ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

jbssm Re:No group "owns" any day on the calendar. (681 comments)

You are right, it seems to have been written in the 1st and 2nd centuries. I mistakenly thought the spawn period was somewhat higher.

about 1 month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

jbssm Re:No group "owns" any day on the calendar. (681 comments)

Well true, there was probably some guy named Jesus, just like here was probably some guy named John. That doesn't mean anything that the bible and religion attributes to him Jesus, has to be actually true.

It's not only his divinity that has absolutely no proof (besides denying logic), is everything else around him that lacks any proof as well. So, when I say that Jesus existence lacks proof, I mean, Jesus existence according to the Bible, even leaving all the magic and mythology aside, still lacks proof.

about 1 month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

jbssm Re:No group "owns" any day on the calendar. (681 comments)

What's even worse is that Jesus was born in the spring

I think that's exactly the kind of thought Neil Tyson wants people to avoid. There is absolutely no factual evidence Jesus was born at all, just some book written centuries after his supposed death that got more and more fantasias about his accomplishments as the years passed by.

about 1 month ago
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Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

jbssm Funniest part for me: The error message in the PS3 (336 comments)


The greatest part of this is the error message I got when trying to do the update for PS Home in my PS3.

The possible errors where: My ISP, my internet connection, my router.

Funny how they never admit the problem could come from their side, it reminds me exactly the process I have to go trough about every time I need to go to my lab's IT office to get something fixed... now, it obviously can't be their system's fault. The system put in place by the IT department is obviously perfect, it's us - the lousy users - that are obviously doing something wrong.

about a month ago

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