His main idea was that the OS has no business deleting any data generated by the application, that data is mine and uninstalling should only remove the program itself and let me take care of the rest.
You may want to familiarize yourself with the concept of rubber hose cryptography.
Granted, the United States Federal Government won't literally beat you with a hose, but they will take away your freedom until you comply with the lawful orders of the courts. The Government will go over your finances with a fine toothed comb, accounting for any and all assets you currently or previously owned, including bitcoin. If you obtained any of those assets via fraud you're going to be on the hook for repayment, plus criminal and civil penalties on top of the fraudulent earnings.
Want to play the "I lost them" card? You can try, but you're still going to be on the hook for the full amount Uncle Sam thinks you owe your victims, plus the aforementioned penalties, and you're not wiping any of that away with a bankruptcy. It will follow you until the day you die.
Bitcoin doesn't spend at the prison commissary, nor am I aware of any reputable criminal defense attorneys that accept payment in bitcoin.
Bitcoins are just an asset, like any other, and if you think the US Attorney's Office can't build an asset paper trail you're in for a rude surprise.
and a problem always comes up if you are with them long enough.
Have fun serving an indefinite sentence in Federal prison for contempt of court if you're ordered to turn over your bitcoin and decline to do so.
This is good to know. I removed all mine because I kept looking over at them.
I don't know how it works for people but slashboxes are a big part of what has let me use slashdot as my hub. I can look over and see all the latest from ars, boing boing, etc - without having to go there except for the stuff that I find interesting. They are a big part of the reason that I come here multiple times a day rather than just when I want to post a JE. The front page is also mildly interesting but I can keep tabs on that easily from Facebook.
And this is why I do so poorly in quizup. I'm number 5 in Hungary for English grammar but well, that's just not saying a whole lot.
Picked up my new 13" Retina Macbook Pro ( not the same as a plane Macbook Pro - these guys are so good at marketing.) I've been using it for two weeks. I'm learning.
My favorite surprise was when I opened up the terminal app and started trying out commands. Everything was working so I went to see what environment I was in and saw that it was bash. This made me very happy.
I think on the gui end it is o.k. I prefer but I'm getting use to the way OS X wants me to d
It was mildly humorous until I read "reject the report and blame" then I did burst out laughing. You just can't make this stuff up.
We're tied for third lowest homicide rate in the country, so why would I want to carry a firearm?
I don't care about what you want to do, I care about what I can do. Nobody forces you to carry a firearm if you live in any of the gun-friendly States.
This is all about what I used last - https://slashdot.org/~stoolpig...
I hope you are right - I just want to keep my options open. I'd much rather just keep doing my thing here.
Writing journals is not set up in the beta. If I go to my profile - there are links for comments, submissions and journals - so maybe they plan to implement it.
But I'm just not sure of the future of the overall platform. These changes make me wonder if the days for the site are numbered. I'm backing up all my journal entries so I don't lose any and then making sure I have a place to go if things come apart.
I see a bunch of journal entries under your account. If you go to https://slashdot.org/journal.p... but put in your user id instead of mine you should get a list of your entries. I do think there is a limit on how many will show up (or how far it will let you look back) if you don't have a subscription. With a subscription you can go back through them all.
The fact that slashboxes have stopped working and I didn't see links for writing journals in the beta has me thinking that the site will move away from the level of personalization that it had before. So I'm thinking through what I'll do as a replacement. The idea I keep coming back to is I may go ahead and use a subreddit as my new journal. It would be a place I could post - people could follow it and respond if they were interested. It's possible to set one up so that people can read and co