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Comment: Re:Where to draw the line (Score 1, Interesting) 326

by 0100010001010011 (#47847321) Attached to: Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

There is a long proven track record of BSD software getting embedded in commercial software and becoming effectively or actually closed.

Good call on the FreeBSD, it was before my coffee.

Anyway, FreeNAS still exists because a commercial company picked it up. A lot of big companies use BSD for some things because it doesn't have the limitations of GPLv3.

"Everything is free" is a great idea but I need to pay my bills.

Comment: False accusations? (Score 1) 1134

by 0100010001010011 (#47829303) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Watch Quinnspiracy Theory. It starts off like a crazy conspiracy theory but he supports it and I would actually like to hear all of the stuff addressed by those on the "Zoe Quin" side.

Another second video presenting it in a bit different layout:

All I've taken away from this is that this generation is starting to learn why Journalism is hard. If you want to be taken seriously and get the benefits of being 'media' you need to behave like media. Something tells me Barbra Walters didn't fuck her way to her position.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 748

by 0100010001010011 (#47705297) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

What counts? Would "BIE?" a classic fark comment be banned? It's like they're trying to reinvent themselves while alienating their original demographic (Sound familiar Slashdot?).

Fark was my go-to place for link aggregation as was slashdot for my tech. Then they banned boobies on the main page. Then they had the cluster fuck "You'll get over it" redesign in 2007. After a while it really didn't feel like Fark and I went over to Reddit and every time I go back Fark seems to be pandering to what they think is the Reddit crowd to draw more users back.

Look at the Fark Archives from the week of September 11th: A Bin Laden post "bin Laden claims to have nuclear, chemical weapons (*cough* bullshit *cough*)" on the same page as "Miss World 2001 contestants. Chile wins (safe for work)".

Both of them need to go back to their original demographics, be happy with that because driving them away at the expense of your actual regulars won't end well. How's your MySpace profile these days?

Comment: Re:Self Serving Story? (Score 1) 267

by 0100010001010011 (#47693807) Attached to: Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

Bitcoin could just become the "Gold" currency by which all other currencies are measured. $USD<=>BTC

Why does there have to be 1 currency? Why not have a cryptocurrency that is completely anonymous and fast. You just created WhoreCoin, "the digital currency for ladies of the night". There's already a PotCoin. $DarkwebCoin. PayPal coin fails miserably and the company finally closes.

Design of any system is a tradeoff and is going to have flaws. Why not carve out a usage where the flaws don't matter? Bitcoin is a bit like gold. It was an early currency. It was heavy and hard to move around. All the people rushed to mine it literally or figuratively out of the "nothing". Let the price track like gold.

Then have it as the 'keys to the kingdom'. Pass a law that says the only legal cryptocurrency is Bitcoin and that only bitcoin$USD is legal.

Both sides win. Bitcoin is regulated, taxed, treated like a legitimate currency and then each corner of the dark web can have their own private currency and BTC(Private Currency) exchange boards.

Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, in an attempt to appeal to get the younger crowed excited in commodities, adds Bitcoin. It becomes another traded item just like pork bellies. (They remake Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd as evil rich adopted brothers. Kevin Hart plays homeless scam artist. Chris Pratt plays a spoon fed Bitcoin analyst.)

Congress passes a bill that authorizes a $1M purchase of bitcoins to act as a pseudo central bank. Congress and old people feel like they've thrown 'plenty of money' at the problem. If you walked up to a random stranger on the street you might be able to sell them one for $5. Put 1 BTC on a printed wallet and walk around a retirement home selling them for $1 a piece after you explain what they are. Plus they'll think they have control over it. "$1M for a bunch of pretend money is plenty.".

Comment: Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (Score 1) 368

by 0100010001010011 (#47672689) Attached to: Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

Personally it's always a case of "Easier to apologize than get permission".

I don't care if recording the police is illegal, I'd rather have a video of them beating a guy go viral and me doing it "illegally" than nothing. Same goes for Comcast. Fuck all if it's "illegal" in my state. I'll edit my voice and release it anonymously.

Comment: Re:Good. (Score 1) 191

by 0100010001010011 (#47660327) Attached to: Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

same as how you have a micro B cable / charger now.

And what about the thousands or hundreds of thousands of installed USB chargers and devices? Some public library in the EU installed 50 micro B USB cables after the EU legislation. How many products went and built themselves around micro USB B? What if you want to borrow your friend's. A lot of stuff has in integrated USB micro B instead of a USB-A.

"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" -- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970