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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

mtthwbrnd Re:They are killing bitcoin (121 comments)

Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

3 days ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

mtthwbrnd They are killing bitcoin (121 comments)

The whole point of bitcoin is that it is an anonymous currency which the government can't track. Once it is "regulated" nobody will need to use it! They will find another way to exercise their right to transact in private.

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

mtthwbrnd Re:Barbara Streisand award (424 comments)

" I'd rather visit a country which doesn't have a lot of religious extremists running around." Can you suggest anywhere?

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

mtthwbrnd Re:Barbara Streisand award (424 comments)

"Or the general problem of lots of poor and violent Muslims in French cities?"

Well why are all of these Muslims in Paris anyway? They certainly don't belong there. The white French people certainly never wanted them to be there in such vast numbers. So why are they there?

Listen to this Jew whore who claims to be an "American", who "made Aliya" to Israel, the Jew only state where only Jews can immigrate to and which wants racial (Jewish) purity in their own nation, but who now promotes "diversity" and "multiculturalism" in Europe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

The hypocrisy is astounding, coming from a woman who exercised her right as a Jew to be a citizen of the Jew only state which is only for Jews. She is saying: Whites, pay attention, I am here to destroy you. I know you don't want to become a minority in your own lands, but tough, we have the power and we will make it happen. I know you will hate us for it but we will just call it anti-semitism. We will just say that you hate us for no reason even though I just said that the reason you will hate us is because of what we are purposefully doing to your nations.

Anger? You think those Muslims are angry? You have not seen anything yet.

about a week ago
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Chinese Company 3D Prints a 2-person Boat

mtthwbrnd Uncomfortable (5 comments)

Unless those guys are a pair of homos, that boat looks decidedly uncomfortable!

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

mtthwbrnd Re:Barbara Streisand award (424 comments)

Me too. I won't be dining there anytime soon since I read this story.

about a week ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

mtthwbrnd Re:Reminds me of The Wonderful Burt Wonderstone (96 comments)

Er, no. There was a world before Google, I lived in it, I learnt in it.

1. What you wrote was called speculation then, and it is called speculation now.
2. You are a bit late to the party! By about 5 days.

about a week ago
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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

mtthwbrnd It's fair enough (112 comments)

"The AEC rejected the FOI application, citing section 45 of the FOI Act, which exempts "documents that disclose trade secrets"."

You don't expect that trade secrets should be made public, do you? Look the code is not open source and is valuable intellectual property... so I hope I don't get my ass sued off for revealing it here:

int voteCount = votes.Count();

about a week ago
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Tired of Playing Cyber Cop, Microsoft Looks For Partners In Crime Fighting

mtthwbrnd Re:Bad programming (113 comments)

"At mature software companies hundreds of non-programmers are telling the programmers what to do, and it only gums up the works. "

And the other option is.... Linux! Where the programmers design everything with no consideration of what non-programmers want/need. LOL! [fyi Linux is unusable for anybody who is not a programmer].

about a week ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

mtthwbrnd Here is the best programmer (285 comments)

The guy at Microsoft who wrote the fantastic Charms Bar and Start Tile Screen that pops up whenever you are in the middle of something, forcing you to stop and press the "Windows Key" to get back to the desktop where you were doing something useful. He should remain anonymous for his own protection!

about a week ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

mtthwbrnd Jon Skeet's and Google (285 comments)

It is irrelevant to write "Google engineer Jon Skeet".

He currently is listed as working for google as an engineer, but before he joined Google he already had the highest stack overflow reputation already. Listing him as Google Engineer makes it sound as though Google had something to do with it. What if you photograph him licking an ice cream? Are you going to write "Ice Cream Licker Jon Skeet"?

about a week ago
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Harvesting Energy From Humidity

mtthwbrnd Stop! This could destroy the world. (89 comments)

Scientists have conducted simulations using super computers and whole bunch of formulas to test the impact that these devices might have on climate. Their research was inconclusive due to lack of funding but they say that it could lead to devastating planetary dryness and eventually global catastrophe. They are requesting another $10bn annually to continue the important research and have begun to lobby for Al Gore to become their fund raising spokesperson. Meanwhile a base of deniers is building who deny that these devices will cause any harm. They are all funded by big oil though and their opinions do not count.

about a week ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

mtthwbrnd Dumbest statement I have read all day (552 comments)

"Also, it puts to bed the supposed 'fact' that there's been a pause in temperature increase the last 17 years"

That is the dumbest statement I have read all day. You are taking 3 data points at the end of a 204 datapoint series, where each datapoint has massive error bars - one which contains seasonalities of several frequencies, and claiming that those 3 datapoints puts to bed a 'fact' which is based on the 204 data points!

Not to mention the issues surrounding the measurements (Urban Heat Island Effect, most readings were taken in the Northern Hemisphere, hardly any reading over the most of the Oceans which comprise 2/3 of the area, measurements become very sparse as we go back in time, etc...). But hey! You have 3 data points which vaguely support your beliefs and so they must "put to bed" any doubts.

The fact is that we do not know whether the temperature will now rise in the manner suggested by the IPCC, even though they got it wrong for decades, or whether it will continue along the plateau or whether, shock horror, it might fall. It is very difficult to predict the temperature over more than a few weeks/months.

The fact is, that the IPCC predictions in the past of temperatures were a lot higher than they turned out to be. They got it wrong over, and over again. But hey! You have 3 data points which are slightly high, not within any significance above the error in the measurement, but hey, it does support your belief. But is it science?

You have 3 data points with huge error bars. Have you got a Ph.D. in Statistical Analysis of Time Series Data? If you have then you should ask for a refund.

about a week ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

mtthwbrnd FU Google! (237 comments)

That is all there is to say. F-U-C-K Y-O-U!

about a week ago
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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

mtthwbrnd Re:In an alternate universe (145 comments)

I don't have time to educate you today.

about a week ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

mtthwbrnd Priorities... (364 comments)

"The NIH invests nearly $30.1* billion annually in medical research for the American people."
http://www.nih.gov/about/budge... ...and they spend $1,000 Bn on a fleet of planes to kill Arabs for Israel.

about two weeks ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

mtthwbrnd Re:Reminds me of The Wonderful Burt Wonderstone (96 comments)

FYI
"The researchers determined that one of the mummified individuals may belong to an ancestral group, or haplogroup, called I2, believed to have originated in Western Asia. "
http://www.nature.com/news/egy...

"Haplogroup I2 is the most common paternal lineage in former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria and Sardinia, and a major lineage in most Slavic countries. Its maximum frequencies are observed in Bosnia (55%, including 71% in Bosnian Croats), Sardinia (39.5%), Croatia (38%), Serbia (33%), Montenegro (31%), Romania (28%), Moldova (24%), Macedonia (24%), Slovenia (22%), Bulgaria (22%), Belarus (18.5%), Hungary (18%), Slovakia (17.5%), Ukraine (13.5%), and Albania (13.5%). It is found at a frequency of 5 to 10% in Germanic countries."
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/...

about two weeks ago

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