Why the hatred ?
PS: to me you are all just chariot-racing fans.
Why the hatred ?
PS: to me you are all just chariot-racing fans.
Changing hours twice a year disrupts circadian rythms and causes unnecessary fatigue, which exacerbates inattention and causes accidents and deaths. The whole thing is preposterous and should be scraped ASAP.
Or maybe you don't understand this other AC's point ?
For example, combining the addressing into the naming method, instead of externally tying 4-byte of IPv4 adressing with host/domain names with a ad-hoc protocol. See IPv6's capability to have addresses made of letters, and push it a little further ? Then maybe even nest some routing hints into that data. Eck, include some multicasting capability at that point too, if you can. Once you start reconsidering the whole IP addressing and routing, surely there are a few better ways to name and address machines and route data to those addresses, which would make more sense at the current scale and form of the Internet. Might as well question the principle of maintaining a shared namespace in the first place instead of letting nodes make up their own (and sharing these namespaces, or fractions of those namespaces, between each other), too.
But an embarrassed agency appealed..
Actually, no. The agency acted responsibly, it did NOT appeal the decision and further embarrass itself. Instead, it was the Parquet de Justice (think of it as an equivalent of US General Attorney) who seized the affair and appealed in their place, and in the end got Laurelli sentenced for whatever reason they could muster at the time.
This is very much a case of blunt, direct censorship attempt through usurpation of judicial authority by some executive administration.
Put this in context by considering that France is responsible for a whopping 87% of all tweet removal demands that Twitter receives. That's a lot more than all other countries combined generate, even including Russia and China.
Regulations could delay or prevent .
That's, like, the whole point of regulations in the first place.
Are they photographing every letter under extreme bright lights, making the container effectively transparent?
That's fine, my handwriting is strong enough a cipher as it is.
...using one of my own fab-drones, from raw atoms freshly mined out of one of my asteroid belt claims.
And not everyone who gets the prescription was diagnosed, either. In this time and age, you can bet the ratio between "diagnosed" and "perscribed meds" is close to 100%, and maybe even more.
For those who receive them, sure they are.
I can't wait to outsource all my web-surfing to an AI. Then I might be able to actually get some work done !
How was this modded "informative" when it fails to give any accurate information ?
If you knew what you were talking about, you wouldn't pretend there was a corner of the tulip market at the time - which there wasn't. Instead there was monetary debasing due to the huge influx of precious metals from the Americas (thanks in no little part to the invention of amalgamation), causing inflation on a massive scale (in about a decade this region's entire money supply grew by half), and a flight of savings to evade this debasement. Tulip bulbs were an asset of choice at that particular time and place because that's the asset that had the most efficient markets (there were lots of trading clubs and even a futures market which opened in 1636) and was thus deemed the most liquid. There were other investment bubbles too, we just remember tulip bulbs best because of how incongruous it sounds to us that a flower bulb may cost more than a house, and also because this asset exhibited the wildest price take-off. The final collapse had nothing to do with the plague, and all to do with the sudden decision of the Amsterdam Bank - Holland's central bank of thence - to cease free coinage and value depositors' accounts by metal weight instead of facial value.
Today the USD and EUR are quickly and massively debasing too, and many investors are trying to avoid the accumulating monetary risk by moving their wealth into another asset. Same causes, same effects, and I fully expect that, shall the monetary risk not realise, BTC valuation will come down towards something more reasonable and in line with its utility as a payment method.
Dunno why you were moderated Troll, this is a fair question.
The utility (actual value) of Bitcoin is as a payment method that works in minutes, between parties that can be anywhere with an internet connection (including outer space), for any kind of sum, with at most one intermediary which is under very high competition to provide the payment processing at a low cost and fast rate and no cancelling after the fact. It's not a Ponzi scheme any more than is any existing equity or asset that is tradeable, since no one is promising returns on this value. Buy it if you think it's underpriced, sell it if you think it's overpriced, and the market will tell you right or wrong.
That's leagues above existing systems (MasterCard and VISA, I'm looking at you - Paypal hardly merits mention). That's what makes it useluf, and therefore valuable, and drives the value of unitary bitcoins. The recent surge in value was part speculation, and part anticipation of the adoption of Bitcoin as a payment for buying stuff online. I expect it to start showing up besides debit cards and assorted e-gold or e-currencies variants you may find on many commercial websites and in-game. It's gonna be everywhere in freemium apps/games, too.
Yes the size of the blockchain is fast becoming a problem, especially now that enthusiasm about Bitcoins is growing much faster than the technological means to store the blockchain. Also, the size of every block is going to grow explosively as soon as online services everywhere start accepting bitcoins as payment option, and THAt will be much more problematic.
But then, it'll just drive some more division of labor, with people storing the blockchain and verifying transactions getting paid for the service, much like what is happening now in the mining part. There will definitely be growing pains and I can foresee a near-term future where transactions get a LONG time to validate because miners are swamped with transaction volume.
As for your suggestion, it cannot apply to Bitcoin in any way or shape. Reducing the size of the blockchain means making a "summary" of it where all the wallets that are now zero get short-circuited in the transaction history. i.e 'wallet A sends 1 BTC to wallet B which then sends it to wallet C', you shorten it as 'Wallet A sends 1 BTC to wallet C'. But that eschews the hashing process entirely, so it cannot be done trustfully AFAIK.
Capitalism is "you're free to choose who to slave for". You have to shop around or it'll suck.
Communism is "everyone is everyone's slave, or else". Think of it as "your neighborhood association now has right of life and death on you".
When humans develop collective minds that span more than one individual, or evolve the capacity to slide sideways across the multiverse by (quantically ?) experiencing every possible options in a given choices instead of having to decide, or can accurately predict the future, then you can say that human nature has changed.
Until then, it hasn't. Still a bunch of self-motivating self-actuating agents in the form of domestic primates.
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