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Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million

zidium Re:Cash? or gold? :D (59 comments)

They should have asked for it in gold bullion ;-) I doubt COMEX could come up with the requisite 746,154 troy ounces and we'd see a gold boom like never before!

Plus, who wouldn't want 51,165 pounds (23,208 kg) of gold?

5 days ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

zidium Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Boy, I sure didn't! I read it as "the people you communicate with regularly ARE using gmail." His argument makes way more sense that way, too.

about a month ago
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Getting Back To Coding

zidium Re:Tool complexity leads to learning the tool (240 comments)

Big big words for an Anonymous Coward!

Even though I totally 100% agree with the AC who said they can use notepad and shove an icepick in their eyes too lol! I deal with those sorts ALL THE TIME. Esp. the SublimeText fanatics who wouldn't recognize a debugging breakpoint if they saw one.

about a month ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

zidium Re:Code the way you want... (372 comments)

Same here. I hire out people to go to my meetings for me. No joke. It works GREAT!

about a month ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

zidium Re:Code the way you want... (372 comments)

PHP at work. HHVM+Hack at home ;-)

I am **very**, extremely happy with this arrangement ;-)

about a month ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

zidium Re:ads (175 comments)

No, just "morans" [sic] ;-)

about a month ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:Paper tracked barter (100 comments)

This is how the Subway restaurant chain became so huge. Remember their Subway Tickets in the mid-90s through mid-00s?

about a month and a half ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:Paper tracked barter (100 comments)

But then again, it worked WONDERS for Worgl, Austria (google "The Miracle of Worgl"), Ithaca, NY, Berkshire Bucks, the Ancient Egyptians (built the pyramids using distributed paper money based on degrading wheat storage), AND the Cathedral economy of the pre-Enlightenment Europe.

about a month and a half ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:I have an idea (100 comments)

This is absolutely amazing ;-)

about a month and a half ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Charles Stross' Accelerando!! (100 comments)

This is straight out of Charles Stross' scifi novel Accelerando!

Tipsters are warning of an impending readjustment in the overinflated reputations market... His reputation is up two percent for no obvious reason today, he notices: Odd, that. When he pokes at it he discovers that everybody's reputation - everybody, that is, who has a publicly traded reputation - is up a bit. It's as if the distributed Internet reputation servers are feeling bullish about integrity. Maybe there's a global honesty bubble forming.

about a month and a half ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

zidium Re:666 (753 comments)

Oh the U.S. already banned the owning, selling, and storing of gold and silver. From 5 April 1933 until 31 December 1974. Don't tell me it couldn't happen again! They'd just say "ONLY the Top 1% own silver and gold!" and all the mindless morons would believe them and CLAMOR for the ban and seizure.

about a month and a half ago
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Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

zidium Re:You already won, this was the prize (208 comments)

Didn't Slashdot's userbase vote *OVErwheLmINGLY* for Obama the first time? I bet they voted for him the 2nd time, too.

That's why.

about 3 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

zidium Re:Sorry for the Offtopic (526 comments)

If you had principles, you would join the boycott to protect the very site you love!

But you may just be a newbie, poser, feminine, or weak.

about 7 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

zidium Mourning Slashdot ;( (526 comments)

This is my last post before the Slashcott tomorrow.

I have been an active and paying member of Slashdot for the better part of 15 years. I am already mourning its demise, as I view it is on its deathbed in terminal condition.

Slashdot is the abusive husband, it's users, the battered wife.

Slashdot says, "We're listening, we're listening."

As they bash our heads against the wall with such a horrible new system.

Please, please don't make the beta live for everyone, even if there is a (let's face it) temporary classic mode ;(

about 7 months ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

zidium Re:In before Fuck Beta (164 comments)

He's not dead, yet, fool.

He just gave his thoughts about Slashbeta to the Washington Post yesterday, for christ's sake! [he hates it, and laughs]

about 7 months ago

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