I think the quality is already crap. The most people we have, the better chance there is good programmer will flourish and produce something good. Bad stuff disappear by attrition while good product are shared.
New submitter AcquaCow writes: Facebook has been pushing their Messenger app to all devices, requiring it for chatting with friends and family. It was announced last year that they would be ending their chat API and that the service would end on April 30, 2015. April passed, so did May, but the service remained functional. Finally, as of July 7th, 2015 it has not been possible to connect to chat.facebook.com. This doesn't seem to be an outage at this point. Looks like we have to wait for 3rd party messenger apps to adopt support for Facebook's Platform API v2 to allow new connectivity.
If a left turn have 10 times more chances to hit someone, turning 3 times on the right would still be a lots safer. My best guess is that a turn left is more like 100 times more dangerous.
As a customer it may be good but as a sender it's terrible. I'm sending thousand of email per day, never got a single issue except Microsoft domain that relies on the crappy Symantec spam detector. Once in a while our IP get listed there (probably because a spammer is in the same block as me). When you contact M$, they are clueless, after day they said it's Symantec. Symantec is clueless about why we get there. They can't point out a single spam email. They remove our ip. Then we get listed again a couple week later. Rince and repeat.
Where is Windows fault in that? The version of Adobe PDF Viewer for Windows that has a bug...
I see new versions, libraries and more commitment to
.NET everywhere... I didn't get the memo they were dropping it.
Of course the foundation can mine more bitcoin, just like you do or anyone can. But it's pretty dam hard in terms of computing power needed. Nobody control Bitcoin and this foundation is nothing more than people with the name, they have no control over the money supply nor the rules that drive bitcoin.
The computer are just fine, format and reinstall. The data (files, database, pdf, doc) are locked and encrypted. That's what worth something to pay for... or not.
This "exchange" promise great return, wasn't listed in the huge directory of exchanges http://exchangewar.info/. This "exchange" didn't have any API for automation and arbitration. Lets just call this exchange a ponzi scheme. There is those get rich quick scheme everywhere... also in the bitcoin universe.
You said "Yes I understand that was BC's whole thing" and "it could be shut off". Get back to white paper and understand why Bitcoin CAN'T be shut of. The same way you can't shut off torrent, email or TCP/IP. Protocols do not die or get "shut down", once invented they are either used or not.
Indeed, if you don't hold the private key, then the bitcoin are not really yours. Paypal can and will prevent some big transaction or some transfer to some company (gambling/sex/drug/weapon/investment/risky business) and some countries blacklisted by the US Gov. But that doesn't affect much Bitcoin. Paypal just add one convenient way to reach thousands of company that will be able to accept it right away.
Bitcoin use the same cryptography that SSL, certificate and most every encryption system (Private & Public key). If you managed to crack this you got a lot more than just bitcoin, you got access to almost everything on the planet. The data inside the blockchain are not encrypted at all, the encryption is only used to prove you're the ownership of an address (so you can transfer the Bitcoin to another).
The good news is that bitcoin has been design so nobody can control it. Good luck with that banks!
I feel it's soo far away to be somehow useful I'm not that excited.
You means Java try to follow C# only adding same features couple years after? C# is open source (http://referencesource.microsoft.com/) both the framework and the compiler and ECMA and ISO standard. Java have none of that. Many companies can develop competing runtime environment (mono) with help of Microsoft while in Java you get sue. http://arstechnica.com/informa...