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Comment: Re:So the US government buys bitcoins now? (Score 1) 408

by BringsApples (#45994369) Attached to: US Government To Convert Silk Road Bitcoins To USD
I never said "bitcoins don't exist".

Can you cite where anywhere is saying that they're going to auction the bitcoins off? The article that we're commenting on simply doesn't say that, it only says that they're going to convert (they literally used the word "convert") them to US dollars. maybe it's shitty of them to write it like that, and maybe it's shitty that I don't assume as you do. But your argument is based on your own theory, and nothing that I see fit to recognize as correct. Cite me something other than your rude comment, or fuck off.

Comment: Re:the government also sells office chairs (Score 1) 408

by BringsApples (#45985433) Attached to: US Government To Convert Silk Road Bitcoins To USD
Yeah, I think perhaps the article left out valuable info, like that it was going to auction the bitcoins. All it says is that it's going to convert them into US dollars. Anytime the government sells things, then they do so in order to get money which already exists. Here, it appears to me (and I could be wrong) that they're just converting them. So in the end, the US government is buying the bitcoins, as a means to create US dollars. Dunno, it just struck me as odd.

Comment: Re:So the US government buys bitcoins now? (Score 1) 408

by BringsApples (#45985393) Attached to: US Government To Convert Silk Road Bitcoins To USD
According to TFA:

"It is the intention of the government to ultimately convert the bitcoins to U.S. currency," said Jim Margolin, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York.

Once converted, the bitcoins, like monetary proceeds of other crimes, will go into the government's general fund, he said. There, they will be used for general-purpose spending.

So it appears that they're simply going to 'convert' the bitcoins to US dollars. As far as I understand how auctions work, this isn't it at all. No one ever 'converts' a seized car into dollars, they sell it to someone that had already owned US dollars. Here, it appears to me (and maybe I'm wrong) that they're going to print US dollars in the name of bitcoins. So bitcoins disappear, and US dollars appear. So the US government is essentially buying bitcoins.

Comment: politics vs politicians (Score 1) 187

by BringsApples (#45969949) Attached to: FISA Judges Oppose Intelligence Reform Proposals Aimed At Court
There is no political solution for politicians. They're simply men ('men' as in men and women), and cannot be trusted to do what's right over what they wish, anymore than any other men. When the terrorists take over, they'll be dressed as nice businessmen, and will be heavily involved in the political scene. Perhaps this has already happened, as fear is the governing body's tool of the day.

Don't be worried folks, this shit'll be over before you know it.

Comment: Re:Future Guy responds (Score 1) 732

by BringsApples (#45951641) Attached to: If I Had a Hammer

Future gal sez...

There, fixed that for ya. I mean, if we're going to go all out here with our fantasies of the future, then I'm sure that there will be no men, just women. If the elite have been 'growing us regulars' for so many years to develop the technology needed for them to be able to sit around and do jack-diddly, then I'm sure that the elite women will certainly kill off those old elite geezers at some point. :)

Comment: Re: Abolish software patents (Score 1) 204

by BringsApples (#45949765) Attached to: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Newegg Patent Case

You are confusing patent & copyright with trademark

No, I just gave a horrible example, in order talk about how Coke and Pepsi are very closely related. Patents relating to food items and computer-related items are vastly different, but I'm not near as knowledgeable about computer-related items as I am food-related items. I really should have just said nothing, but when the article is about patents, and someone brings up how copyright will still be in place, it makes me think that they are confusing the two, because they are not similar at all.

Comment: Re: Abolish software patents (Score 2) 204

by BringsApples (#45946909) Attached to: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Newegg Patent Case
copyright:
the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Patent:
a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, esp. the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.

If I find a way to grow orange corn, and add a buttery salt to it, and sell it as "BringsApples Corn (TM)", then no other person can sell corn and call it "BringsApples Corn (TM)", but they can grow orange corn, butter it with salty stuff and call it "Similar_Name Corn (TM)". Since I'd have my own recipe, your corn may not be as good as mine, or it may be better. Look at the similarities on the ingredients of Coke and Pepsi.

But if I patented "orange corn" then no one else can even try to compete. I know that this is a stupid example, and I'm sorry that I couldn't come up one closer to the programing world. But when people start getting patent-happy, they start patenting things like a virtual shopping cart, or a "like" button. It's crazy.

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