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You can have all the gold in the world, but I'm not parting with any of my food or water for it, because at that instant gold has no value to me.
Gold would still have some value in that it can be made into jewelry to attract the female of the species. Women don't show off bitcoin wallets to their friends.
the attackers are logging into command-and-controls in from Korea and mainland China, among other locations, to periodically read the stolen SMS messages.
Rumor has it that they are paying James Earl Jones and Malcom McDowell to read those stolen SMS messages out loud.
But their special counting words are all decimal numbers multiplied by powers of two, which are 1, 2, 4, 8 . Specifically, takau equals 10; paua equals 20; tataua, 40; and varu, 80.
That's not binary, it's BCD.
There are no issues with latency, quality, or bandwidth when I'm streaming my own movies to my TV - and I'll have them ten, twenty, even thirty years from now.
This is also why I like having a MythTV to record TV from an antenna. It's a standard MPEG2 stream with no encryption, and I can cut out the commercials and keep it forever.
When digital downloads are the only method to acquire media, then you can forget about buying used copies 30, 40, 50 years later.
What do you mean "when"? Many PC games have already been like that for years, especially Steam games. You have to go through online activation (or download a crack) before you can play a shrink-wrap copy of a game from a brick-and-mortar retail store. This requires entering a one-time code, making it impossible to buy used. Even then, the game may use a multi-player server which is taken down a few years after release. The only difference between the different activation methods is that Steam is more likely to be around 30 years from now than any other currently existing online activation, but you'll probably won't need the discs anyhow.
So far, console games will still play from an original disc without phoning home, thanks to physical changes on the discs to prevent copies (not even allowing honest backups). Microsoft wanted to change that with XBone games, but got serious backlash a few months ago when word got out.