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Comment: Re:There isn't enough rubles in Moscow (Score 1) 313

by NFN_NLN (#46743935) Attached to: Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

> Essentially ALL doors made nowadays have a cardboard core.

All doors that poor people buy, that is. Quality is still out there, and as available as it always was, you just have to be willing to pay for it.

This is an internal door, it's not like it needs to be sturdy. Then I realized: the only time you would need a solid oak door for a bathroom.... is the little boys room at the Vatican. (I'll be here all week folks!)

Comment: Re:No problem (Score 1) 423

by NFN_NLN (#46597647) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

some people have expensive hardware that only works with xp and its NOT practical to rebuy working hardware

Old hardware as in systems without support contracts? Or old hardware with no available parts?
So you just wait until the hardware fails AND THEN scramble to get the services back online? Doesn't sound very proactive to me.

Worst case scenario is to virtualize the system and use IO Passthrough for any proprietary cards. But hardware availability should not be a limitation because hardware fails.

This should not have to be explained. Maybe I got trolled.

Comment: Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (Score 1) 275

by NFN_NLN (#46593957) Attached to: Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

Physical money isn't used very much even in real life. Less than 5% of US dollars are represented as cash/coins. It is mostly a ledger at a bank (bank account) and the banks are regulated and trusted entities not to cheat or tamper with the ledger (bank accounts).***

If you start with debit/credit cards as your model then Bitcoin is nothing more than a decentralized version of this.

Or another way to put it. If you were really poor and had no physical money. You could pay someone in an IOU and write it in a ledger. That person can pay you back in an IOU as well, but part of the IOUs would cancel out. No money ever changes hands because it never existed. It was just a ledger recording who owed who what.

This explains everything:

Comment: Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (Score 2, Informative) 275

by NFN_NLN (#46592081) Attached to: Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

THERE IS NO BITCOIN. Definitely not physical, but not even virtual! The closest thing is a wallet.

Bitcoin is nothing more than a ledger of transactions. You can't own a bitcoin. You can only own a wallet that has transactions associated with it. You create a wallet with a public and private key. The public key is what people use to increase your ledger count. The private key is what you use to decrease your ledge count by increasing someone else's ledger count..

It's like a fancy excel spreadsheet that tracks debits and credits.

Every time you close off a group of transactions in the ledger there is a pre-determined reward for the group that finds the hash. That reward is an increase in there ledger. That is the ONLY time new ledger entries are allowed that don't have an equal decrease in someone else's wallet.

Comment: Re:Not a subsidy? (Score -1) 126

by NFN_NLN (#46432921) Attached to: NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company

It wasn't even remotely Google. It's a different company entirely.

One layer of separation is all it takes to lose you?!

I could see if they had a vast network of shell companies spread across multiple countries, LLCs, holding companies, trusts.... nope. One company is all it took to throw you off.

"Dis guy heer bought da gas illegally.... den dis gas dun pumped into dis heer jet marked Google... "

"It wasn't even remotely Google".... you're a mook. I'm going to form an LLC and kick you in the face on behalf of the LLC and then dissolve the company.

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Comment: Re:What we're really going to need ... (Score 4, Informative) 156

by NFN_NLN (#46312271) Attached to: Riecoin: A Cryptocurrency With a Scientific Proof of Work

What we're really going to need, and soon, is a program to know what all these *coin currencies are, and maybe some exchanges to change your Xcoins to Ycoins to dollars. Maybe even a consumer report on the issue: "We recommend avoiding FraudCoin as a poor value."


To be honest though FraudCoin was kind of a dead give away just by the name.

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 2, Funny) 445

by NFN_NLN (#46222099) Attached to: FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft

"Shouldn't they be looking at a different solution here?"

What's wrong with the old system. Tell people they will burn in eternal hell fire if they point a laser at aircraft.
Either that or start a rumour about hairy palms.

Anyone smart enough to know this is BS probably isn't the type to do it in the first place.
Children and morons will be too scared to do it.

And they say religion has no place in modern society.

Comment: Re:So they eliminated their debt with a fire? (Score 2) 463

by NFN_NLN (#46167919) Attached to: Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

If a national bank decided to destroy a large amount of debt records and then simply refused to acknowledge foreign debts without extensive documentation?

Your logic is completely ass backwards, since the foreigners will have the original loan records, not the Argentines.

Abolishing foreign debt is one of the 5 ways to eliminate debt and you don't need to destroy records to do it.

Germany was having significant financial problems in the 1930's; which actually allowed Hitler to gain control. Once in power he basically said "fuck you" to all foreign debts - as that was the previous government's doing. That will ruin your country's credit rating, so he just pillaged all of Europe instead.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory