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The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

slashrio Re: how many people ... (608 comments)

Seriously, how many people are going to switch to Linux over this? Nobody.

I did.

about a year ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

slashrio Re:You gave them cash and got bitcoins back? (437 comments)

Users should not hold more than they can comfortably afford to lose suddenly and completely.

In my, further totally worthless, opinion the same goes for the USD and the EUR.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

slashrio Re:Because it is designed to fail (437 comments)

1. People that do illegal things, like drug dealers, use dollars as an exchange.

2. Traders play the dollar market to try and make a quick buck.

3. Maybe they're not so bad at math, but accept some losses in dollars for helping create a 'greater good', i.e. a non-centrally controlled currency.

The deflation part also concerns me a bit, but that will be resolved as soon as all bitcoins have been minted. Then we'll see what's the reality with bitcoins.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

slashrio Re:What's with all the hostility? (437 comments)

Every currency has both
1. an objective (intrinsic) value,
2. a subjective (speculative) value.
The objective value of the dollar is zero, that of the bitcion is the energy put in generating it, that of gold is the gold itself.
That would make me prefer gold over bitcoin over dollar.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

slashrio Re:Just what I always wanted! (437 comments)

Maybe we should call it an 'AVM': Automatic (bitcoin) Vending Machine?

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

slashrio Re:Bitcoin is going to CHANGE THE WORLD! (437 comments)

I'm not sure.
Governments can...
- order ISPs to close bitcoin-specific ports
- close down the exchanges
- make transactions illegal
- insert all kinds of tyrannical measures they can take in order to protect the interests of the private banks (and of their--the private banks', that is--central banks).
- oh, and they (especially US/NATO) can bomb the hell out of countries that continue supporting transactions in bitcoin.

By then the situation will be back to what it was before bitcoins were used.

about a year and a half ago
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World's First Bitcoin ATM

slashrio How about: (437 comments)

1) Install an app
2) scan a qr code
3) insert money

4) battery low
5) try to get your money back :)

about a year and a half ago
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Prosecution of Swartz Typical for the "Sick Culture" Pervading the DOJ

slashrio Re:what (443 comments)

Journalists nowadays are for telling you what lie to believe, not to find out the truth.

about 2 years ago
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Prosecution of Swartz Typical for the "Sick Culture" Pervading the DOJ

slashrio Re:An old saying. (443 comments)

Yes, and the people have accepted that process of corruption of power for so long now, that they are filled with fear for the government (which indicates a state of tyranny), instead that the government fears the people (which would have meant democracy).
I think it was Jack Otto who said: "The land will only be 'of the free' for as long as it's the home of the brave."

The more the government is flexing its muscles in civic areas, the more the civilians should cling to the second amendment.
And requiring licensing to have the right to bear arms *is* already the infringement of a right that 'should not be infringed upon'.

about 2 years ago
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Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

slashrio Re:Provoking (1130 comments)

I thought the constitution explicitly prohibits the military to act in civil areas?

about 2 years ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

slashrio Re:Stop the bullshit (656 comments)

I would only be 'as bad as them' if I'd pressed her to suicide. Which I don't.
I just wish she would do it.

about 2 years ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

slashrio Re:Pirate??? (656 comments)

It is already well known that during the past 100 years, more people have died from the hands of their own government, than from war and/or terrorists.

about 2 years ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

slashrio Re:Pirate??? (656 comments)

Because he was weak?

You should find out whether you are a psychopath. Your response strongly indicated that you are. If so, there are a number of high risks that you face that are not present in sane human beings. Understanding them helps with avoiding them.

Awesome!

about 2 years ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

slashrio Re:Stop the bullshit (656 comments)

US lawmakers don't even read the laws they are voting for.

about 2 years ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

slashrio Re:Stop the bullshit (656 comments)

May the prosecutor commit suicide...

about 2 years ago
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US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide

slashrio Re:no personal tie (656 comments)

Any executioner trying to put someone behind bars for 35 years, only for distributing non-copyrighted information that should have been free in the first place, is 'going personal'.
Prosecutors damn well know how to contribute to, or even create a 'suicidal condition in someone', but some don't give a shit because they are paid for it.

about 2 years ago
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What Did Google Earth Spot In the Chinese Desert?

slashrio Re:Don't shoot yet... (257 comments)

I hear Jeb Bush is trying to position himself as a candidate for President these days?

Oh... f*ck...
That was the miscreant owning the company which provided 'security' for the Twin Towers in their last days...
Bad news. Very bad...

about 2 years ago
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TSA 'Secured' Metrodome During Recent Football Game

slashrio Re:Nazi America (364 comments)

We don't know yet. Probably both, but we'll find out as soon as 'they' have established their ruling... soon.

about 2 years ago

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