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Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins

masmullin Re: There are records (228 comments)

And the people the trade those bitcoins with also cover their tails.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins

masmullin Re: There are records (228 comments)

Sure they would. Digital goods can be stolen just like physical goods. The car analogy is simple and easy to understand, but another analogy would be a database of customer information that I have gathered on my computer system. If you break into my computer copy the database to your server then delete mine, you have stolen it and I can petition the courts for my database back.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins

masmullin Re: There are records (228 comments)

Where: Japan
When: when enough evidence is gathered.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Allege Mt. Gox Still Controls "Stolen" Bitcoins

masmullin Re: There are records (228 comments)

Which can be de-annonomized when the user is not careful.

about a month and a half ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

masmullin Re: ...but if you want free software to improve... (1098 comments)

I think you have this backwards. BSD emphasizes freedom for everyone at the expense of the original developer and third parties, while gpl emphasizes freedom for the original dev over others.

What I mean by this is that the bsd basically says "I the dev allow you everyone else to do whatever you want, including making changes to the software without giving back to me or any third party." The gpl says " you can to what you want with this software, but you must give me (and third parties) any changes you make"

about 3 months ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Apologizes for Trademark Action Against Fix Ubuntu

masmullin Re:Hrrrm. (196 comments)

The Tea Party isn't a formal organization. Anyone who claims to speak for the movement is lying

I speak for the entire Tea Party when I say...

CHANGE PLACES!

about 5 months ago
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Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

masmullin Re:Seems fine with me. (599 comments)

I don't have a problem with this. The company may have been dumb to put this much power in one person's hands, and perhaps they got what they had coming in someone's eyes, but it doesn't excuse this behavior. If I had the only key to the server room and got fired but didn't turn in the key, I would expect retribution of some form, especially if the office had a steel door that took weeks to break down.

See, the thing is, it's not a key. It's a part of your body that unlocks the computer system. Specifically, the "key" is a series of electrical pulses in your head. Those electrical pulses belong to you because they are inside you.

To follow your analogy... the problem here is that the "key" in question belongs to YOU not the city. Why the city was ok with letting the server room be locked with YOUR key is a sign of their stupidity, but their stupidity shouldn't be YOUR problem. If you hyjacked their system so that none of THEIR keys worked properly... that's a completely separate issue to discuss.

Why is it YOUR key and not theirs? Because the key is actually a part of your brain, and a government or an employer cannot claim eminent domain over the contents of your brain, as the slippery slope induced is just barbaric beyond imagining.

When the city fired him, he took HIS key and went home.

about 6 months ago
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Online Retailers Cruising Tor To Hunt For Fraudsters

masmullin Re:Come on... (188 comments)

Wrong. Denying service because of race is against the law. Denying service because the buyer is anon is not.

It's not as black and white as that (no pun intended). Denying service is based on class of people. While the wording of the act certainly lends itself to denying service based on race (or other similar visible discrimination), the legal definition has been argued with a much wider interpretation. A good lawyer could argue that people wanting to protect their 4th amendment right are a class of people and should therefore not be discriminated against.

Do I think it would win? Not really. But I certainly think there is an argument to be made.

This 'stolen credit card' problem is not the fault of people wanting to protect their privacy, and doing this TOR blocking is simply a lazy and error prone protection method. A real solution should not involve forcing people to give up their human rights in order to shop.

about 6 months ago
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Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women

masmullin Re:That's a waste of resources (591 comments)

Yes, Butt "pussy" is the type of pussy when there is no womens.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

masmullin Re:Seal it in Foil (447 comments)

Bonus: Protects turkey from mind control rays!

about a year and a half ago
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What "Earth-Shaking" Discovery Has Curiosity Made on Mars?

masmullin David Bowie? (544 comments)

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
it's the freakiest show
take a look at the lawman beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show

Is there life on Mars?

about a year and a half ago
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Hostess To Close; No More Twinkies

masmullin Re:WTF!?!?!? (674 comments)

It's silly because everyone has already stockpiled 2000 years of twinkies... OBVIOUSLY.

about a year and a half ago
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Hostess To Close; No More Twinkies

masmullin Re:Zombieland... (674 comments)

There will always be someone wrong on the internet.

This is an incorrect statement.

about a year and a half ago
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Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

masmullin Re:If there was a Bad at Math Map... (1163 comments)

Simple, Bill Clinton isn't a person... hes a sex machine. Awwweee yaaahhhh

about a year and a half ago
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Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

masmullin Re:If there was a Bad at Math Map... (1163 comments)

It's inevitable to have a two party system. NDP is moving more to the right, and Liberals are moving more to the left. Eventually we'll have the Liberal Democratic party vs the Conservatives. In Quebec it'll be LD vs BQ as Quebec hates the Tories (and frankly they are addicted to the handouts from the rest of Canada)

Green party is going nowhere and never will, It's policies will be adopted by the NDP before NDP and Liberals merge.

I think this is really too bad, because our version of democracy is based on individual ridings. I really hate that people think they are electing a prime minister (they are electing a member of parliament to represent them to the House of Commons).

about a year and a half ago
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Swiss Railway: Apple's Using Its Clock Design Without Permission

masmullin Re:so i can't make a clock with no numbers? (274 comments)

I don't look like Mexican.

But you do look Canadian. Hands above your head, alien scum, we're sending you back to your igloo!

about a year and a half ago
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Plastic Logic Shows Off a Color ePaper Screen

masmullin Re:plasticLogic == vaporware (50 comments)

The Que looked fucking awesome. I was rather distraught when they canceled it (and bought a kindle dx graphite).

about 2 years ago
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Dealing With the Eventual Collapse of Social Networks

masmullin Re:You do not have a FaceBook page (370 comments)

Facebook owes you nothing

Actually, the unwritten contract is that "if facebook becomes too unpleasant to use, I will stop giving facebooks my valuable data"

AKA if they change things so much that I find it annoying to use (or cant figure it out period), I'll stop using it. Since Timeline, I expect that my usage has had a significant drop as I no longer can "use" a lot of the features I once did. Specifically there were a few fan-pages I attended at least 3 or 4 times an evening that I don't use at all now because I cant figure out how to use these pages for chatting with other fans with this timeline thing.

It's not that I dont use facebook anymore, it's just that I use it less, and im more focused in what I do with it.

about 2 years ago
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Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

masmullin Re:Color me surprised. Or not. (577 comments)

My mother is a Neo-conservative Christian party-line voter, and even she is considering voting for Obama again

looks like your mom is a double idiot.

Because she is a Christian voting for Obama, or because she is party-line voter voting against her party line, or because she is a party-line voting Christian.

Let me guess... all three.

about 2 years ago
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Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

masmullin Re:Color me surprised. Or not. (577 comments)

If you're an idiot or insane. For normal functional human beings who are not either semi-retarded or sociopaths, he's what you might call a very dangerous, foolish, ignorant man.

This has been a case study in ad-hominem attacks. Thank you for reading.

about 2 years ago

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Explicit Apps for Apple Consumers

masmullin masmullin writes  |  about 4 years ago

masmullin writes "Looks like iPorn is on its way [http://www.macstories.net/news/breaking-explicit-apps-are-back-in-the-app-store-almost/]. Get your wallets and various junk out for a good wacking."
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