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Comment Re:No Apple (Score 1) 61

These companies aren't going to drop support for Apple's devices. They're going to serve both H.264 and the new free codec --- to support old not-upgraded devices, as well as Apple devices. So if Apple doesn't join the party, the main impact will be that iPhones need twice as much bandwidth as Android phones to play video.

This announcement is terrific news for free codecs. We've been fighting for this at Mozilla for a long time and now it looks like we have a good chance of winning.

Comment Re:Business and Bitcoin? What could go wrong? (Score 1) 57

most of the early bitcoin adopters want the government to prosecute fraud and theft but not regulate finance beyond that


is it you and these other morons believe govt likes to regulate finance in stupid ways just because it is a evil goon from a bad cartoon? "we like to abuse rights only because we have to fulfill the cartoon villain role in the minds of morons"

finance is regulated for many reasons. all of them in ways you want finance regulated! nobody regulates finance just because it's a simple minded villain in a bad hollywood movie. what is the *reason* for the existence of a regulation you dislike. then maybe you fucking need to adjust your dislike, because you clearly don't understand the reason

show me one form of financial regulation which is wrong, somehow. not an example of a regulator fucking up or committing crimes themselves that needs to be punished. "oh, the simple fact they can fuck means the regulation shouldn't exist"... yeah, like because there's bad cops we need to abolish all police. no downside there. how about we actually punish the bad cops and bad regulators? too complicated a concept for you?

give me an example of an actual regulation that is without good reason. at least to give me something to laugh at

i'll put some stock into these magic early adopters you refer to when you show me they understand actual fucking finance, which by your own words you obviously sorely lack an understanding of

you're a gullible airhead fool who doesn't even understand the fucking subject matter

Comment Re:One word: (Score 1) 496

thank you, found the one non-idiot in this thread


when writing media was rare and expensive, it was common to remove the original text and write over the pages with new text. the original pages can be decades even centuries older than when they were used to write the quran on them

in fact, in the modern study of ancient texts, it is *common* to find another text hidden underneath, and to use various methods to reveal that second, or even third text, because of writing media reuse

wouldn't it be hilarious if further inspection reveal the original use for the pages of this quran was some ancient christian writings that contradict christian dogma?

LOL. hard religious trolling

Comment Re:Business and Bitcoin? What could go wrong? (Score 1) 57

also, the system itself will go bad. the system is composed of intrinsically weak human beings. only in the low iq fantasy life of conspiracy theorists with mental illness are human systems perfectly infallible. in reality they are full of holes and bad actors and weak points and fail many times on a daily basis, the larger the organization. that's why airtight conspiracies of more than a handful of people are impossible and why most conspiracy theories are jokes to anyone without mental disease and with a sufficient social intelligence

so under your alternate legal system, the system itself will commit the worst atrocities

but that's completely off topic. your comment has nothing to do with *technology*, only legal systems, society, and human organizations

this is technology being no protection from bad intent:


Comment Re: Business and Bitcoin? What could go wrong? (Score 1) 57

you're right, my answer isn't a real answer

the real answer to the problem, how to get around any encryption in the world, now and forever, is this:


same with mt gox: all the fancy blockchain technology doesn't mean shit when you hand the keys to a thief

so, like i said: technology is no protection from bad intent, and never will be. you can only fight bad human nature with good human nature

the facts of life. now shoot the messenger or admit the reality you live in

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